U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade Soldier returns back to his roots in Serbia
PANCEVO, Serbia — U.S. Army Specialist (SPC) Uros Dzelebdzic of Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade participated in an airborne insertion exercise, but this occasion, Exercise Double Eagle 17, was special. He was jumping into the scenic pastures of Serbian countryside, merely an hour away from his hometown of... Read more
Pentagon says reported sexual assaults at Fort Carson rise sharply
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sexual assault reports have more than doubled since 2013 at Fort Carson, Colorado, according to a report released Friday by the Pentagon. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports 116 sexual assault reports were made at Fort Carson in 2016, up from 43 reports in 2013. The post... Read more
Army chief of staff Milley no reduction of standards to meet recruiting goals
WASHINGTON — Despite news to the contrary, the Army will not be recruiting bipolar personnel, the Army’s chief of staff said, even if those individuals apply for a waiver. “There has been no change in standards,” said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley during a... Read more
16th Military Police Brigade Commander at Fort Bragg has been reinstated
A Fort Bragg colonel is back at work following an investigation that lasted nearly a month. “Col. Larry Dewey was reinstated Friday as the 16th Military Police Brigade commander after an internal investigation found no wrongdoing on his part,” said Col. Joseph Scrocca, spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps.... Read more
Fort Carson’s 3rd Armored Brigade completes its 9-month deployment
After nine months in Europe supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division’s fleet of combat vehicles are removing their temporary woodland colors and reverting to their original desert tan in preparation for the trip home to Fort Carson, Colorado. completes The vehicles were painted... Read more
Retired 13th SMA Kenneth O. Preston Visited U.S. Army Europe Soldiers
WIESBADEN, Germany — The 13th Sergeant Major of the Army, retired Sgt. Maj. Kenneth O. Preston visits U.S. Army Europe noncommissioned officers on, Nov. 13 at the Tony Bass Gymnasium. During his visit, Preston spoke and addressed a large group of Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers on tops ranging from... Read more
Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs for the first time
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft. Researchers with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S Army Aviation and Missile Research,... Read more
A Fort Bragg Soldier died while conducting morning physical training
A Fort Bragg soldier died Tuesday after collapsing during morning physical training. Sgt. Robert Thornton Jr., 29, of Cairo, Georgia, was assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade. Thornton, a power generation equipment repairer, was running on Ardennes, which was closed to traffic for physical training when he collapsed, a... Read more
Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan visits troops readiness at JBLM
Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan engaged leaders and troops in readiness, observed demonstrations of personnel and assets and heard about the successes and challenges in maintaining a ready force during a daylong visit here yesterday. Shanahan, whose events included briefings from Army Special Operations Command, as well as the 62nd Airlift Wing and the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade,... Read more
Army Leaders no change on claims of lifted waivers for enlistment
The Army’s top leaders Wednesday pushed back hard against a report that the service lifted a ban on granting enlistment waivers for people with a history of mental illness, saying repeatedly that standards have not and will not be lowered as the Army works to bulk up its ranks.... Read more