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Casey Says Army Needs Counterinsurgency Capabilities

Casey Says Army Needs Counterinsurgency Capabilities

WASHINGTON: Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said it is unfair that the press has portrayed Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates as having to pressure the Army and its leaders to adopt counterinsurgency as a necessary capability. “I spent 32 months […]


US Army Europe Soldiers marching into history in Moscow

US Army Europe Soldiers marching into history in Moscow

HEIDELBERG, Germany: Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe’s 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will march into history during Russia’s 65th Victory Day parade in Moscow, May 9. USAREUR historians said the event marks the first time a serving, active-duty U.S. Army […]


Bonuses, incentives offered for under-manned Army jobs

Bonuses, incentives offered for under-manned Army jobs

WASHINGTON: New Army recruits with skills critical to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for bonuses, educational help and other incentives if they enlist to serve in the Army’s most under-manned jobs. Incentives include average bonuses of up […]


Army continues transformation, Casey says

Army continues transformation, Casey says

WASHINGTON: The Army is continuing the most fundamental and profound series of changes it has seen since World War II, the service’s chief of staff said here today. Gen. George W. Casey Jr. spoke to the Defense Writers Group about […]


Army to Continue Iraq Base Life Support During Drawdown

Army to Continue Iraq Base Life Support During Drawdown

After consultations with Commanders in theater and extensive analysis, the U.S. Army has decided to continue base life support (BLS) services in Iraq under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) III, rather than transitioning these services to LOGCAP IV. As […]


Army steps up production for Afghanistan surge

Army steps up production for Afghanistan surge

LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Army Sustainment Command – Forward has stepped up its operations to install armor and accessory kits for more than 1,300 vehicles headed to Afghanistan. The Project Manager-Tactical Vehicles asked the Field Logistics Readiness Division, ASC-Forward, in December […]


GAO Faults US Army Logistics Modernization Program

GAO Faults US Army Logistics Modernization Program

The Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) is an Army business system that is intended to replace the aging Army systems that manage inventory and depot repair operations. Through 2009, the Army obligated more than $1 billion for LMP. LMP was originally […]


Entire 101st to deploy to Afghanistan within year

Entire 101st to deploy to Afghanistan within year

WASHINGTON: Throughout 2010 and 2011, more than 20,000 Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan, the first time an entire Army division has deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom within one year. During a press conference Monday, […]


German Army Opens IED Research Center for Soldiers

German Army Opens IED Research Center for Soldiers

The German Armed Forces have inaugurated an information and research center aimed at protecting the country’s troops in Afghanistan against so-called improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. A new center was opened at the Boeselager German army base in the town […]


Army Releases 2010 Modernization Strategy

Army Releases 2010 Modernization Strategy

The Department of the Army released today the 2010 Army Modernization Strategy (AMS). “The goal of Army modernization is to develop and field the best equipment available to allow our soldiers to be successful against our enemies,” said Gen. George […]


 
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