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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon e More...
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School
The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by wa More...
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
President Barack Obama and French President Fran ois Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 More...
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Continental Congress authorizes Army
When the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias. More...
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775
Before the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief. More...
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Rangers among first leaders of America's Army
When Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers. More...
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors
An important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington More...
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center
Members from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012. More...
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration
Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. More...
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'
Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014. More...
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