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FEMA Unveils National Strategy to Strengthen Youth Preparedness

WASHINGTON — Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a new strategy to educate young people about disaster prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. The National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education: Empowering, Educating and Building Resilience (National Strategy) couples attention on emergency and disaster preparedness with community action that focuses specifically on youth readiness […]

Army Spells Out Long-Term Plan for Equipping Force After Drawdowns

By David Vergun Soldiers of the 1099th Transportation Detachment load Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected vehicles aboard ship from the Middle East headed to the U.S. A lot of MRAPs in Afghanistan are not as lucky, as shipping costs are prohibitive, making it more affordable to destroy them in theater. Soldiers of the 1099th Transportation Detachment load […]

Soldiers to See Fewer PCS Moves

By David Vergun The Army would like its enlisted Soldiers to remain on station for at least 36 months, and career managers are aiming to see that they will, said a director from Human Resource Command. Here, Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division based in Fort Riley, Kan., participate in training at Fort Irwin, Calif., […]

With Drawdown in Afghanistan, Army Regional Alignments Likely to Increase

By C. Todd Lopez Sgt. 1st Class Grady Hyatt, with U.S. Army Africa, leads an after-action review with soldiers of the Ghana Army. Hyatt was in Africa as part of the Army’s “regionally aligned forces” concept, meant to pair Army units with combatant commanders worldwide. Sgt. 1st Class Grady Hyatt, with U.S. Army Africa, leads […]

Army Releases New Leaders’ Handbook On Cybersecurity

 By Army CIO/G-6 The Army published a new handbook this month to provide leaders of all levels with the information and tools needed to address today’s cybersecurity challenges, and to ensure organizations adopt the necessary practices to protect their information and the Army network. The Army published a new handbook this month to provide leaders […]

Air Assault, the Afghan Way

By Spc. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), secure a landing zone for Afghan Air Force Mi-17 helicopters outside the village of Hesarak, Nangarhar Province… Soldiers of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade […]

Army Explores Futuristic Uniform for SOCOM

By Roger Teel, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Public Affairs Story Highlights TALOS is an advanced infantry uniform that promises to provide superhuman strength with greater ballistic protection. Warrior Web Project The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working on the Warrior Web Project, which has many of the attributes of the Army’s […]

Army Renews Project Warrior Program

By Mike Casey, Combined Arms Center Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, pull security during a training exercise, Feb. 19, 2013, at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. Incorporating Wide Area Security and Combined Arms Maneuver, this training exercise is designed to evaluate 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry […]

CSA: Emerging Global Threats Call For Innovative Approaches

By David Vergun Global security requires building and strengthening partnerships and continuing personal relationships and dialog with other armies, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. Here, Ecuadorian and U.S. Soldiers participate in a recent exercise. They are engaged in mine warfare tactics. Global security requires building and strengthening partnerships and continuing personal relationships […]

Army’s New Mobile Network To Support Its Afghan Security Mission

By Amy Walker, PEO C3T The advanced capabilities of Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 provide network mobility and reach down to the company level for the first time. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), utilized this WIN-T… The mobile Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 network is being fielded as part of […]

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