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Army News

Bomb threat at Walter Reed medical center

A bomb threat has been called in to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, forcing a building to be closed for three hours at the facility outside Washington.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 01:40pm EDT

Army releases $7B solicitation for renewable energy on bases

Army says 130 companies have expressed interest in building renewable facilities on military installations so far. Winners will be picked by the end of the year.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:23am EDT

Budget-and-tax impasse threatens troops, economy

With the government heading toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," House Republicans approved a full plate of Bush-era tax cuts Wednesday that they said could help shore up a still-frail national economy. At the same time, the Obama administration warned that threatened budget cuts could send some of America's troops into battle with less training.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:47pm EDT

Military branches refine cyber roles

Two years after U.S. Cyber Command became operational, the military services that provide its cyber forces are beginning to more tightly define their respective responsibilities in the joint cyber environment. Gen. Keith Alexander issued a memo recently giving each of the services a lead cyber role for specific geographic areas of the world.

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:21am EDT

Fort Hood report shows FBI missteps

The nearly 20 often-rambling emails that an Army psychiatrist sent to Yemeni terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki painted a confusing picture.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 09:40am EDT

House backs military sports sponsorships

NASCAR and bass fishing can count on the military to keep the sponsorship money coming.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 10:32pm EDT

Army, Marine Corps look to replace Humvee

Despite planned budget cuts, the military is moving ahead to design a new tactical truck to replace the Humvee, which is vulnerable to roadside bombs and isn't expected meet the demands of future conflicts.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:57pm EDT

Army awards cyber maneuvering contract

The Army has awarded a contract for cyber maneuvering technology so that network administrators can stay a few steps ahead of hackers.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 08:52am EDT

Army unveils new body armor sizes for female soldiers

The Army is unveiling eight new sizes of body armor for women.

Monday - 07/16/2012, 08:46am EDT

Kan. battery case dismissed against NC soldier

A soldier who shot and killed a superior officer before killing himself at Fort Bragg, N.C., last month was just one day away from being sentenced in Kansas for punching a woman in the face.

Saturday - 07/14/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Private firm to update Army hotels

Rest Easy is updating accommodations at Washington-area bases. They're expanding and modernizing existing hotels.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 08:05am EDT

Ft. Belvoir welcomes double amputee as garrison commander

Col. Gregory Gadson has taken command of Fort Belvoir in Virginia, marking the first time ever a double amputee has become the garrison commander of a major installation.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 05:04pm EDT

Army deploys first fruits of agile acquisition process

Hundreds of pieces of equipment the Army has assembled as part of its new network modernization strategy will deploy with soldiers to Afghanistan on Oct. 1, the first results of the Army's transition to capability set management.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 12:07pm EDT

Fort Belvoir, DISA headquarters reopen after storm

Most of the power has been restored at Fort Belvoir, as of Tuesday morning. The base will operate under open status on Tuesday, with all employees expected to report to work on time.

Sunday - 07/01/2012, 05:13pm EDT

Army Reserve emphasizes 'circle of talent'

Army leaders are encouraging active duty soldiers to consider entering the Reserves, said retiring Lt. Gen Jack Stultz, former commanding general of the Army Reserve Command. Stultz took off the uniform for the last time after a June 9 change of command ceremony.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 06:24am EDT

Gadson first double amputee to command Army garrison

A double amputee has taken the lead as a garrison commander for the first time in history. Col. Gregory Gadson took command yesterday at Fort Belvoir, Va., a garrison of more than 18,000 service members.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 09:03am EDT

Army suspends co-owner of propaganda firm

The Army has suspended a co-owner of the Pentagon's top propaganda firm in Afghanistan.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 08:46am EDT

Military reexamines professional development after 10 years of war

DoD is examining how to keep servicemembers' "fires lit" once the military services transition to a mostly peacetime status. Gen. Martin Dempsey said some units will be aligned with a particular region of the world. DoD also will take advantage of advancements in technology to help with training.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:11am EDT

Army plans to begin four 'utility-scale' renewable energy projects this year

The four acquisition decisions the service will make in the coming months are the first fruits of a task force the Army created to pursue large-scale solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy facilities on its bases.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 01:46pm EDT

VA launches virtual hiring event for veterans

VA will offer teleconferencing at Fort Drum, N.Y., Fort Knox, Ky., Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Riley, Kans.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:14am EDT
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