Training Center Prepares Soldiers for Indo-Pacific

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Soldiers at the opening ceremony of a training rotation in Hawaii.
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Training Center Prepares Soldiers for Indo-Pacific

A new combat training center in the Indo-Pacific, the first established by the Army in 50 years, will provide more realistic training and place troops forward and ready to operate in that theater, leaders said.

New Task Forces on ‘Cutting-Edge’ of Transformation

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Gen. Charles Flynn talks to soldiers during the AUSA Annual Meeting.
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New Task Forces on ‘Cutting-Edge’ of Transformation

With the activation of a second multidomain task force in the Indo-Pacific, the Army has expanded its commitment in the region with a “signature organization” that is leading the way on transformation, a senior officer said.

Sustainment in Indo-Pacific Poses ‘Critical Challenge’

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Sustainment in Indo-Pacific Poses ‘Critical Challenge’

The Army should think critically about its power and presence in the vast Indo-Pacific, an Army leader in the region said. 

“Power projection in [the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command], it’s definitely a challenge,” said Maj. Gen. Jered Helwig, commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command in Hawaii. “We have to really think through it. We have the opportunity now to do that, and we need to take advantage of it.” 

AUSA Releases 4 New Podcasts in September

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AUSA Releases 4 New Podcasts in September

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing four new podcasts in September, including a conversation with the Army’s top general in the Indo-Pacific and insights from a two-star general who has deployed 18 times.

11th Airborne Reactivated in Alaska

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Soldiers don the new 11th Airborne Division patch
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11th Airborne Reactivated in Alaska

The historic 11th Airborne Division is back on the Army’s active rolls.

With a focus on operations in extreme cold weather and high altitudes, the division was reactivated June 6 during ceremonies at Alaska’s Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Extra US Troops Staying in Europe for Now

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Extra US Troops Staying in Europe for Now

Every day, around the world, the Army is playing a key role in deterring America’s adversaries and building strong relationships with partner armies, the service’s top civilian leader said.

“The Army is campaigning out in the world every single day,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said, referring to one of the primary lines of effort in the National Defense Strategy.

Indo-Pacific Challenges Require Acquisition Speed

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Dr. Young Bang speaks to LANPAC attendees
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Indo-Pacific Challenges Require Acquisition Speed

Facing challenges of the vast Indo-Pacific theater, the Army is accelerating its work to develop and provide advanced capabilities to soldiers, a senior leader said.

“We’re accelerating everything as fast as we can. It’s not going to take 15 years,” said Young Bang, principal deputy assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. “We’re changing the whole mindset. We’re changing how we do acquisition.”

Deterrence Requires Strong Partnerships

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Panelists at LANPAC
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Deterrence Requires Strong Partnerships

Strong partnerships are critical to deterring adversaries, particularly in the vast Indo-Pacific region, a panel of senior leaders said May 17 during the Association of the U.S. Army’s LANPAC Symposium and Exposition.

“I’m fond of saying, it doesn’t matter what the question is, the answer is partnerships,” said Lt. Gen Richard Burr, chief of the Australian army.

Speaking alongside Burr on the role of land forces in deterrence, Lt. Gen. Xavier Brunson, commanding general of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, agreed.