Army to conduct controlled burn at Schofield Barracks

The Army will be lighting controlled burns at its Schofield Barracks training range complex this week in an effort to prepare for and prevent potential wildfires as Hawaii’s rainy season dries up.

Fort Meade soldier found dead in barracks was intelligence analyst

A soldier found dead last week in his barracks at Fort Meade in Maryland has been identified as Pfc. Paul-Anthony Varner of San Antonio, Texas, the Army said in a news release.

Fort Gregg-Adams soldiers return from 9 months in Middle East

Soldiers from the 54th Quartermaster Company at Fort Gregg-Adams, Va., returned home Friday after nine months in the Middle East.

‘A game-changer’: House panel outlines quality-of-life improvements for troops for 2025 defense bill

Recommendations from a panel of lawmakers tasked with improving the quality of life for troops include a 15% pay raise for junior enlisted service members, no more referrals for physical therapy, optometry, women’s health and other specialties, and a basic allowance for housing that covers 100% of estimated costs.

‘Catastrophic success’ of credentialing program for soldiers may lead to cuts

Credentialing assistance began in 2018 as a pilot program and allows soldiers to use up to $4,000 per fiscal year to earn certifications as project managers, personal trainers, private pilots and other jobs.

3rd ID soldier’s death at Lithuania weapons range leaves father grasping for answers

Spc. Austin Dishmon, a soldier with the Fort Stewart, Ga.-based 3rd Infantry Division, died March 27 while deployed to Europe on a mission to shore up NATO’s eastern flank.

Missing Marge: Search expert sets sights on wreckage of famed fighter flown by WWII ace

Justin Taylan, director of the nonprofit search-and-recovery organization Pacific Wrecks, is preparing to lead a team to Papua New Guinea to locate one of the most famous aircraft from World War II: a P-38 named Marge flown by ace fighter pilot Richard Bong.

Maine shooter’s commanding Army officer acknowledges inaction over missed counseling sessions

Capt. Jeremy Reamer, the commanding officer of an Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history, acknowledged to an independent commission that he didn’t get deeply involved in the reservist’s medical care after his discharge from a psychiatric hospital.

Army CID adds 355 investigators in years since death of Fort Cavazos soldier forced reforms

The Army Criminal Investigation Division has hired more than 355 civilian agents in the three years since an independent report called for the agency to improve professionalism, trust and its authority to investigate Army-centric crime that occurs outside the gates of a military installation.

US Army post in Germany begins new work to filter ‘forever chemicals’ from water

Crews began constructing a system of pumps and filters at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach this week to remove toxic “forever chemicals” from the groundwater.