Montana Army National Guard change of command ceremony held at Fort Harrison
Col. Renea Dorvall assumed command of the Montana Army National Guard during a change of command ceremony held at Fort Harrison.
New Rhode Island National Guard colonel breaks barriers
Sharon Harmon attained the rank of colonel at a promotion ceremony at the Joint Force Headquarters, Camp Fogarty, in East Greenwich, R.I.
Alabama welcomes new commander of Redstone Arsenal
Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal said goodbye to its retiring “mayor,” Col. Glenn Mellor, and welcomed his replacement, Garrison Commander Col. Brian Cozine.
Massachusetts National Guard chopper dumps water on Gloucester fire
A Massachusetts Army National Guard Black Hawk helicopter Wednesday looped over Gloucester dumping 600-gallon buckets of water scooped from the Babson Reservoir onto the stubborn Poles Hill brush fire which, along with controlled “burn outs,” has charred almost 20 acres, the seaport’s fire chief said.
Sex tape imbroglio involving two service members and a DOD civilian in Germany has all three calling foul
A sex tape scandal involving a U.S. Army civilian, a soldier and an Air Force reservist is sparking criticisms of unequal consequences for sharing explicit images without a person’s consent.
Senate confirms new leaders of SOCOM and AFRICOM, including Marine Corps’ first Black four-star general
The Senate has confirmed Army Lt. Gen. Bryan Fenton to lead Special Operations Command and Lt. Gen. Michael Langley to lead U.S. military forces in Africa as the first Black four-star general in Marine Corps history.
Army investigating deployed Fort Hood soldier’s death in Lithuania after car plunges off bridge
Staff Sgt. Robert Magallan died in a “vehicle-related incident” while on temporary assignment, U.S. Army Europe and Africa said.
Prosecutors won’t charge US troops accused of passing phony $100 bills on Okinawa
Japanese prosecutors have dropped their cases against a trio of U.S. service members accused of passing counterfeit $100 bills to cab drivers on Okinawa.
Army should ban flying of Confederate streamers but allow 29th Infantry Division’s Civil War patch, commission says
The commission charged with eliminating commemoration of the Confederacy in the U.S. military recommended Monday that the Army ban the flying of Confederate campaign streamers on unit flags but allow the 29th Infantry Division to keep a blue-gray patch referencing the Civil War.
Sky Soldiers splash down in exhilarating lake jump
Jump into the lake that lies between Germany, Switzerland and Austria, after an invitation from the German 26th (Saarland) Airborne Brigade.
Polish patriot who aided American Revolution honored in renaming of US post in Poznan
Kosciuszko doesn’t roll off the American tongue and could be headed for simplification to “Camp K” by soldiers.
Army to get rid of option to receive one paycheck per month
The new pay system, which goes into effect Oct. 1, won’t affect most troops because they already get paid twice a month.
Army looks at easing rules for alcohol in barracks to help reduce sexual assaults, suicides
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston challenged some of the top enlisted leaders to find ways to encourage more of the bonding that happens playing beer pong and less of the negative effects that alcohol can have among soldiers.
Fort Bragg soldier killed in weekend shooting
Staff Sgt. Keith Wright Jr. was among five people shot at a gathering of more than 150 people in a remote area. Wright, a combat veteran from Petersburg, Va., enlisted in the Army in 2012 as a supply and logistics specialist.
Fate of unvaccinated National Guard members and reservists sparks fears on Capitol Hill of mass military separations
As an Arizona county braced for monsoon rains last week, nearly 100 members of the state’s National Guard filled sandbags and helped with other flood recovery efforts.
All flavors satisfy: Army family brings daughter’s ice cream dream to Air Force base
A military family operates a thriving ice cream truck on and off an Air Force base in Missouri.
Army launches weight loss and academic programs to broaden its pool of eligible recruits
A pilot program called the Future Soldier Preparatory Course is set to start in early August at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Man arrives in St. Louis after retracing Buffalo Soldiers’ 1,900-mile trek made in 1897
Black U.S. Army soldiers, who became known as the Buffalo Soldier Bicycle Corps of the 25th Infantry, went on a mission 125 years ago to determine whether it was more effective to move across the country via bicycle than by horse. A modern-day cyclist recently retraced the 1,900-mile route.
‘The most American town in Germany’ is a growing player in Europe’s defense
Baumholder is poised to become one of the most important pieces of U.S. and allied collective defense in Europe, as special operations forces move in and the installation is upgraded.