Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School
The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors
An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Rangers among first leaders of America's Army
When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775
Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Continental Congress authorizes Army
When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center
Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'
Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Soldiers continue the legacy of an Army older than the Nation
  FACT: The U.S. Army is older than the nation […]


FACT: The U.S. Army is older than the nation it was founded to defend.

When the Continental Army was established on June 14, 1775, its purpose was not yet to achieve independence, but to defend American liberty. Originally formed to protect the freedom of the first 13 colonies, the Army has evolved and grown from a small militia into a premier fighting force.

“We, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be General and Commander in chief, of the army of the United Colonies, and of all the forces now raised, or to be raised, by them, and of all others who shall voluntarily offer their service, and join the said Army for the Defence of American liberty, and for repelling every hostile invasion thereof: And you are hereby vested with full power and authority to act as you shall think for the good and welfare of the service.”

- Journals of the Continental Congress, 17 June 1775

We recently celebrated our 239th birthday and honored the professionalism of our Soldiers, past and present. This Independence Day (and everyday), we honor the courage and commitment of those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom even before there was a unified nation to defend.

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U.S. Army Infantry Soldiers march in Independence Day Parade up Fifth Avenue in New York.


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U.S. Army Soldiers wave the American flag as they are honored on the field at a football game.


Do you know a servicemember who has served/continues to serve and protect our freedom and liberties!?!?

Honor him/her in the comments section below!

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:08:30 +0000
Simulated Casualty

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Simulated Casualty

Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), prepare to evacuate a simulated casualty during a Joint Force Entry training exercise July 22, 2014, at the Joint Rotational Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Soldiers participating in the exercise planned, rehearsed, and conducted a large scale air assault mission. (U.S. Army photo)

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:19:20 -0700
Retirement Flag

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Retirement Flag

JBLM, Wash. (23 JUL 2014) – Master Sgt. Leroy A. Petry, receives his retirement flag from Brig. Gen. Erik Kurilla, former 75th Ranger Regiment commander, July 23. Petry served 15 years in the 75th Ranger Regiment and was promoted to the rank of master sergeant during the ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael R. Noggle, 75th Ranger Regiment Public Affairs NCOIC).

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:55:42 -0700
Re-flagging of 1st Armored Division, Division Artillery

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Re-flagging of 1st Armored Division, Division Artillery

The Salute Battery of 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment render honors to presiding general officer Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland during the re-flagging of 212th Fires Brigade to 1 AD DIVARTY ceremony July 23, 2014 at the 1 AD parade field at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:50:30 -0700
Extraction Exercise

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Extraction Exercise

A team of five Soldiers assigned to C Company, 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, hoist a fast rope on their shoulders before being “extracted” using the Special Purpose Insertion and Extraction System (SPIES) and Fast-Rope Insertion and Extraction System (FRIES) method. The fast-rope insertion and extraction system (FRIES) is employed by small units to make rapid infiltration and exfiltration using rotary-wing aircraft in confined areas. The UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter is flown by a crew with the North Dakota Army National Guard’s C Company, 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment. (Photo by Capt. Kevin Sandell, 11th Public Affairs Detachment)

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:33:35 -0700
Draping the Medal

The U.S. Army posted a photo:

Draping the Medal

President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts, the White House, Washington, D.C., July 21, 2014. Pitts received the nation's highest military honor for his actions in 2008 in Wanat, Afghanistan, with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.

(Army News Service photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:45:48 -0700
New name, new mission for Army transition program
Helping retiring and separating Soldiers manage their transition back into civilian life is the Army Career Alumni Program's core mission, but this time it's the program itself, that's undergoing a major change.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Was ist los in Franken? July 25 through Aug. 1, 2014
"Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Retirement editorial by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander
Editorial by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander . The general is retiring July 22 after serving the Army for 34 years.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cavoli takes reins of 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
Brig. Gen. Christopher Cavoli accepted the transfer of command of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt during a ceremony July 21.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Engineers march 100 miles in 4 days
15th Engineer Battalion Soldiers make friends while honoring World War II battlefields
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Soldiers fly high over Kosovo with SPIES training
Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, who comprise the Multinational Battle Group-East 's Forward Command Post, learned the intricacies of the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction System, during a hands-on training event at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 18, 2014.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
173rd Airborne paratrooper awarded Army's Fire Support Soldier of the Month
If American paratroopers in Estonia need to call for mortar, artillery or close-air support, they may rest easy knowing one of the Army's finest fire support specialists resides in their ranks.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Where eagles dare: Estonian youth visit American paratroopers
The sounds of idle High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle engines, sloshing water buckets and barking orders subdued the normally serene parade grounds at Paldiski's military post.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Diligent junior-enlisted MP embodies Warrior Ethos, embraces all challenges
For Spc. Jeromy Sisk, a military police Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Provost Marshal's Office, every challenge that comes along is a new opportunity to train.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Volksfest returns to Grafenwoehr, Aug. 1-3
Smart festgoers use free shuttle bus to avoid traffic headaches
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Spartan paratroopers jump back into training
Paratroopers here with U.S. Army Alaska's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division got back to work this week by jumping into action after returning from summer leave.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon announcing new training initiative for transitioning Soldiers
Tuesday, July 29, Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg joined by Lynn A. Dugle, Raytheon Company Vice President, and Steve Hill, General Motors Vice President, will kick-off the "Shifting Gears" Automotive Technician Training Program during a proclamation signing beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Pentagon Courtyard.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
IPC teen residents awarded WinnCompanies scholarships
WinnCompanies, the firm providing property management and maintenance services at Island Palm Communities, awarded WinningEdge scholarships to distinguished residents living in their communities.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Triad goes into Week 5
Think about what motivates you to live a healthier lifestyle.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Students head back to class, Aug. 1
It may be hard to believe, but back-to-school season is here!
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Wounded warriors surf with celebrities
Learning to surf is on the bucket list of many Soldiers who get stationed in Hawaii.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
US Army Pacific welcomes senior enlisted advisor
U.S. Army Pacific, Change of Responsibility ceremony formally introduces Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Lambert as the USARPAC senior enlisted advisor, July 24 on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
SAF, 'Cacti' partner for Tiger Balm 14
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Singapore and the United States conducted a live-fire exercise together, here, at Schofield Barracks, July 22-23, 2014, during Exercise Tiger Balm 14.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Camp Zama community members learn to speak Japanese
CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's community members gathered at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area library on July 22 for an opportunity to learn conversational Japanese from a native speaker, here.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics command changes leadership
The Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics unit changed leadership July 23, on Schofield Barracks' Hamilton Field. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons relinquished command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III during the ceremony hosted by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the U.S. Army Pacific commander.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
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