Soldiers and defense industry officials will gather in Washington D.C. for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2013 Annual Meeting on Oct. 21-23. This year’s theme is “America’s Army: globally responsive, regionally engaged.” Military.com has a reporting team on the scene to cover all the angles. Make sure to check out the site throughout the week and sign up for our AUSA email newsletter that collects all the news from the previous day.
The Army is experimenting with a fitness program that issues FitBit Flex wrist bands to soldiers to help them get in shape. Called the "Performance Triad," the program focuses on good nutrition, activity levels and getting enough sleep. Army officials have launched the pilot program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Fort Bragg, N.C. and Fo... more
The Army in Korea mainly escaped the first round of sequester budget cuts but was bracing for the fallout on readiness, training, and support during a crisis in the coming year, the new commander of U.S. Forces Korea said yesterday. Security on the Korean peninsula was given a high priority by defense planners when the sequester process t... more
The Army is pushing social media use as a way for commanders from the garrison level down to slash staffing and marketing costs. "On a manpower level I think it's really much easier to have the communications team integrated. You can really do more with less in terms of getting out the visual story and all that stuff," Brittany Brown, social... more
Army installation command officials think they may be on the cusp of finding millions of dollars in savings through a new initiative that allows garrisons to partner with local governments to provide support services for soldiers and families. “I don’t think it’s designed as a cookie-cutter solution, but it’s designed as a way to get some c... more
The Army’s Training and Doctrine Command is seriously looking for a scientific means of assessing a soldier’s character to be in positions of responsibility over recruits and trainees, the TRADOC commander said Tuesday. Gen. Robert Cone said the Army could adopt such an assessment tool in connection with its Sexual Harassment/Assault Respons... more