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Resilient Ranger earns Army Times Soldier of Year title

Sgt. Thomas Block was honored Wednesday night as the 2014 Army Times Soldier of the Year for his tenacity, resilience and setting the bar beyond what a Ranger and Soldier should be.

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their vis

Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

Gen. Daniel B. Allyn has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

In December 2013, the Army Study Program Management Office published "PTSD - Is Mental Armor Possible?"

Shrinking Army looking to fill its Reserve Component

Whenever unemployment increases, there are always media stories about CEOs and small-business owners desperately seeking workers skilled in high-demand occupations.

El Paso native, Jesse Donacio, plays important role in Navy's RIMPAC Exercise

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Jesse Donacio from El Paso is assigned to the “Kestrels” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137.

Chow from a 3-D printer? Natick researchers are working on it

Army researchers are investigating ways to incorporate 3-D printing technology into producing food for Soldiers.

FOB Walton closes as Afghanistan withdrawal continues

The hollow aluminum tent frames, clanked as they hit the ground during quick disassembly. The tents were the last standing structures on a huge empty lot in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, once known as Forward Operating Base Walton.

U.S. Navy nurse won't force-feed Guantanamo detainees

Attorneys for a Guantanamo Bay detainee on a hunger strike say a U.S. military nurse has refused to conduct forced feedings of inmates.

Performance Triad app now available for Soldiers

Army Medicine is committed to reaching beneficiaries where they live. The Performance Triad application (v1.0) is now available to do just that.

'Game-changing' device gets veteran back on his feet

After a decade of excruciating pain, Frank Larraza figured he'd never be able to walk pain-free again. But in a month's time, this 24-year Army veteran has gone from crawling to walking to running.

Terminally ill Army wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at San Antonio military hospital

When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked.

Army invests in 3-D bioprinting to treat injured Soldiers

A team of scientists scans the surface of severely burned skin, creates a three-dimensional map of the wound with a laser, and then prints skin cells onto the patient using a 3-D bioprinter.

SOUTHCOM chief: Central America drug war a dire threat to U.S. national security

After observing the transnational organized crime network for 19 months as commander of U.S. Southern Command, I see the only viable approach is to work as closely as we can with as many nations in the region.

Army moving education content to cloud for better access

Eighteen months ago, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command began migrating education content to the dotcom cloud, a commercially operated bank of servers. This is a significant step for several reasons.