Brigade Combat Team

The Army’s mission is to fight and win America’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders. The Army does this by executing Title 10 and Title 32 United States Code directives, to include organizing, equipping, and training forces for the conduct of prompt and sustained combat operations on land.

The Army, as one of the three military departments reporting to the Department of Defense, is composed of two distinct and equally important components: the active component and the reserve components. The reserve components are the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.

Regardless of component, the Army conducts both operational and institutional missions. The operational Army consists of numbered armies, corps, divisions, brigades, and battalions that conduct full spectrum operations around the world. (Operational Unit Diagram and descriptions) The institutional Army supports the operational Army. Institutional organizations provide the infrastructure necessary to raise, train, equip, deploy, and ensure the readiness of all Army forces. The training base provides military skills and professional education to every Soldier—as well as members of sister services and allied forces. It also allows the Army to expand rapidly in time of war. The industrial base provides world-class equipment and logistics for the Army. Army installations provide the power-projection platforms required to deploy land forces promptly to support combatant commanders. Once those forces are deployed, the institutional Army provides the logistics needed to support them.

The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on June 3, 1784 after the end of the Revolutionary War.  Today the Army has approximately 548,000 soldiers who serve in theaters worldwide.

US Army Alaska Formally Investigates 'Racial Thursdays'

Fort Wainwright

The U.S. Army Alaska is now formally investigating reports of "racial Thursdays" at a Fairbanks military base, according to Lt. Col. Alan Brown, public affairs chief with the organization. On the morning of March 19, U.S. Army Alaska confirmed that they were looking into allegations that a platoon of soldiers at Fort Wainwright were being given... more

Maj. Gen. Townsend Named as New Commander of 18th Airborne Corp

Fort Bragg

A new leader is coming to Fort Bragg. Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend will replace Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, who has commanded the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg since July 2013. Anderson announced the decision Wednesday at Fort Drum, New York, after overseeing a change of command that saw Townsend pass control of Fort Drum and the 10th Moun... more

Wounded Warrior Will Have a Home to Call His Own

Tahlequah celebrated one of its wounded warriors March 24 during the groundbreaking of his future home. Over 200 people came to see the first spades of earth turned on behalf of retired Spec. Aaron Estes. Jeff Ragland, a retired U.S. Army colonel and executive director of Helping a Hero, said it is the largest group of people he has ever seen a... more

Army Finds Toxic Climate of Mistrust for Fort Carson Wounded Warriors

Soldiers assigned to a Warrior Transition Brigade take part in morning physical training. Army photo

The Army's investigation of wounded warrior care at Fort Carson, Colo., last year found allegations of a "toxic environment" that at times pitted the command and staff against the soldiers in treatment and undergoing evaluation. Fort Carson soldiers who received care at the Evans Army Community Hospital told Army investigators that they als... more

Official: US Military to Charge Bergdahl With Desertion

A video capture of Bowe Bergdahl with his Taliban captors.

WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says the Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior before the enemy, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the a... more

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