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Army News

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

DoD bolsters acquisition workforce in face of budget pressures

Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:09pm EDT

Soldiers who don't re-enlist could face involuntary early separation

The program affects soldiers who have more than three years active duty service but less than six years total service.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 08:19am EDT

Army veterans use filmmaking as therapy for PTSD

In 1943, an enraged Gen. George S. Patton slapped a battle-fatigued U.S. soldier at a military hospital and accused him of cowardice, an episode that nearly ended Patton's career. Nearly 70 years later, two filmmakers _ one of them Patton's grandson _ are trying to help soldiers cope with what is now called post-traumatic stress disorder by getting them to tell their war stories through a movie.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 11:49am EDT

Army network upgrades set roadmap for smaller, agile force

CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence said better systems at posts, camps and stations will let soldiers train on the same equipment as they use in the field. The move to the cloud, data center consolidation and enterprise email are pushing the Army toward a data-centric approach.
May 31, 2012

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:34pm EDT

Army, Air Force team up to meet renewable energy goals

Leaders from both services are visiting military bases and renewable energy gatherings together to identify best practices. The Army and Air Force will jointly host a renewable energy industry forum in Washington next month.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:48am EDT

First quarter mixed for top defense contractors

Three of the top five U.S. defense vendors Northrop Grumman Corp., General Dynamics Corp. and Raytheon Co. had lower sales in the first quarter of 2012, a trend that may continue as the Pentagon cuts its budget, according to a new report from Bloomberg Government.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 02:18pm EDT
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