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(This article originally appeared in the Breaking Defense online magazine at www.breakingdefense.com ) These are dangerous times for the U.S. Army, but it would be a tragedy if the increasingly frantic warnings about having a smaller and underfunded...
The returning threat of sequestration if politicians cannot agree on spending priorities represents “a clear and present danger” to the Army’s ability to fulfill its national security obligations, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said...
The theme of the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Exposition is “America’s Army: Ready Today, Preparing for the Future.”
The recent House Armed Services Committee (HASC) mark-up of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017 included a section (702) that will transfer administrative control of all Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) from the...
What is The Military Coalition – (TMC)? Formed in 1985, The Military Coalition (TMC) is a consortium of 31 military, veterans’ and uniformed services organizations working cooperatively to maintain a strong national defense. TMC represents more than...
One of the hardest aspects of a deployment is maintaining those all-important lines of communication with your absent soldier. Military families rely on Skype, Facebook, care packages, and phone calls to help stay connected across continents and...
The advocacy group Military Families for High Standards is joining the call for nationwide educational standards that are high, consistent and measurable to ensure military children are challenged and prepared for college no matter where they attend...
In addition to including promised reforms to military health care, the defense policy bill, recently approved by the House Armed Services Committee, also included programs and personnel not requested by the Pentagon. Specifically, the $610 billion...
The Army Reserve is making great strides in expanding public and private industry partnerships to both enhance the quality of life in communities and directly support its own readiness, the chief of the Army Reserve said. Because of budget...
What is it? The 2016 Army Posture Statement is the annual written testimonial of the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army submitted to Congress. The Army Posture Statement informs Congress on the state of the Army and outlines...
When then-Capt. Roger H.C. Donlon and his Special Forces detachment were attacked by a Viet Cong battalion, “we proved ourselves a fighting unit,” he said. “We would not yield. We would never surrender. Our only goal was victory.” Donlon, now a...
Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, the third Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently addressed students attending the Armor Basic Officer Leadership Course, Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course and Maneuver...
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey told a gathering of U.S. Army Reserve senior leaders they must execute the Army’s core mission of fighting and winning. In order to do that, Dailey said leaders must maintain readiness, look to the future of...
The Association of the U.S. Army’s Council of Trustees elected two new members and re-elected four current members to serve on the Association’s council – AUSA’s governing body. The council met April 25 at the Association’s national headquarters in...
Months of training by the German Armed Forces in combined arms warfare, middle intensity conflict techniques and standard tasks focused on crowd riot control techniques culminated at Camp Prizren, Kosovo, during Operation Sharp Griffin. The...
The Army’s commitment to providing robust behavioral health support to soldiers is strong, the service’s top leaders have told Congress, but the Army is short about 300 providers. In a joint statement provided to lawmakers at a recent House Armed...