June 8, 2020

USASAC bids farewell to commander

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Drushal relinquished command of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command during a ceremony June 2 at Redstone Arsenal’s Bob Jones Auditorium. Army Materiel Command’s Deputy Commander, Lt. Gen. Edward Daly officiated.

June 5, 2020

The rest of the team: Linguists major part of mission at Poland base camps

For the past eight months, the 652nd Regional Support Group have been busy running the day-to-day operations of 11 base camps throughout the country of Poland. They have not been alone. Each mayor cell – the 652nd’s team of Soldiers who manage each base camp – has said that aside from the Soldier’s on the team, the unofficial final member of their team has been their Polish linguists.

June 2, 2020

Army Aims to Further Refine MDO with Indo-Pacific Partners

The Army looks to expand the use of its Multi-Domain Task Force across the Indo-Pacific region this year to test future warfighting capabilities and make it more rapidly deployable.As part of a U.S. Army Pacific-led pilot, the task force is being built to be mobile with a capable headquarters and robust communications that can quickly link it in

June 2, 2020

JTF-Bravo, Army South conduct large formation helicopter exercise in Honduras

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo conducted a helicopter exercise May 28 out of Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. The exercise involved participation from U.S. Army South’s 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment and the use of 10 U.S. Army CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60L Blackhawk helicopters.

June 1, 2020

DOD Supports Partner Nations With COVID-19 Mitigation Assistance

The Defense Department's Cooperative Threat Reduction Program has supported COVID-19 requests for assistance from 13 nations totaling about $2.9 million, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction David Lasseter, whose office provides strategic guidance for the program to ensure mission alignment with broader National Defense Strategy objectives.

May 28, 2020

First DoD medical personnel licensed to practice in Kuwait

Two U.S. Army officers were licensed and credentialed to practice medicine in Kuwait following an award ceremony held at the Kuwait Armed Forces Hospital (KAFH) in Sabah Al Salem on May 19, for the first time in U.S. Department of Defense history.

May 27, 2020

Chief of Staff Foresees Greater Army Commitment in Indo-Pacific

After COVID-19 forced the Army to shutter or curtail major exercises, the service’s top officer said Wednesday that Soldiers will soon return to train with partners in the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Pathways, a series of exercises where units conduct several stops and train with foreign militaries in an expeditionary-style deployment, has been

May 26, 2020

SPP spirit spurs Romania to help Alabama fight COVID-19

A 15-member specialized military medical team from Romania landed in Montgomery, Alabama, May 25 on a two-week mission to provide Alabama with critical COVID-19 medical support. ​

May 20, 2020

Indo-Pacific Landpower Conference 2020

ADM Phil Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

May 20, 2020

High tech breathes new life into aging helicopter fleet

The Army is turning to “digital-twin” technology to resolve challenges and boost efficiencies for its enduring fleet of Black Hawk helicopters.

May 15, 2020

West Point cadets brief Army South deputy commanding general

During this year’s Projects Day at the U.S. Military Academy April 30, the Department of Foreign Languages virtually hosted U.S. Army South’s Deputy Commanding General-Interoperability General-de-Brigadia Alcides V. Faria Jr.

May 6, 2020

Defense Security Cooperation Agency Sees Growing Interest in Partnerships

Strengthening alliances and attracting new partners is one of the National Defense Strategy's lines of effort, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency is a large part of that effort. Attracting new partners doesn't get as much discussion as it should, but that doesn’t mean the Defense Department or DSCA hasn't been effective in meeting the

May 6, 2020

SAMD performance stays on track amid COVID-19 measures

When telework and travel restrictions became the prescription to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, employees of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) were prepared to adapt.

May 4, 2020

Kentucky Guard maintains SPP ties despite COVID-19

The Kentucky National Guard intends to maintain close contact with Djibouti and Ecuador to build on their strategic relationship during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.Both of the Kentucky Guard’s partners in the State Partnership Program (SPP) have been fighting the same virus. This has truly been a global pandemic. The job of maintaining those

April 20, 2020

DLA helps Army donate 1,300 cots to the Philippines’ COVID-19 response

The cancellation of an annual field exercise allowed for the quick donation of the excess bedding units to the longtime treaty partner.

April 15, 2020

NATO Defense Ministers Discuss Alliance's COVID-19 Response

NATO defense ministers have reviewed the alliance's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and agreed upon the next steps to take, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

April 8, 2020

AMC eyes military sales progress and challenges

U.S. Army Security Assistance Command reps briefed Gen. Gus Perna, commander of Army Materiel Command, on how the organization is supporting America’s foreign partners more efficiently while managing challenges to the complex process.

April 2, 2020

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe supporting COVID-19 Pandemic in U.S. European Command

As leaders worldwide declare “war” against COVID-19, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is providing support to the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. European Command.

April 1, 2020

Language center students, instructors go the distance with distance learning

Despite the changes and preventative measures that are part of COVID-19, students from the 637th Training Group, also known as the Defense Language Institute English Language Center, or DLIELC, have innovated and transferred to a digital learning environment during the past two weeks.

April 1, 2020

115TH Field Artillery Brigade and 4-133rd Field Artillery Regiment Participate in Bilateral Exercises with UAE

In support of the Task Force Spartan mission, Soldiers from the 115th Field Artillery Brigade and 4-133rd Field Artillery Regiment (FAR) participated in multiple bilateral exercises with their counterparts in the United Arab Emirates Land Forces.

April 1, 2020

Romania purchases tactical game changer from U.S.

The U.S. ally, which hosts over 100 American sailors and Navy contractors on a constant, rotational basis, is the first European partner to buy the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems or HIMARS.

March 27, 2020

European Command Works With Allies, Partners in Fight Against COVID-19

Military and civilian personnel of U.S. European Command are working with allies and partners in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing, telework and hygiene best practices are all in effect, in addition to being good neighbors in the countries where personnel live and work across Europe, Eucom officials said. The command also

March 26, 2020

USAMMC-K plays key role in fight against COVID-19 in Korea

Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Korea (USAMMC-K) maintain a “fight tonight” mindset.

March 24, 2020

301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade assumes authority of Area Support Group-Jordan

The U.S. Army Reserve's 301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 416th Theater Engineer Command, assumed authority of Area Support Group-Jordan (ASG-J) in a transfer of authority ceremony Sunday.

March 24, 2020

9th Mission Support Command builds relationships and schools in Thailand

The 797th Engineer Company under the 411th Engineer Battalion, 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 9th Mission Support Command, alongside the Royal Thai Army and the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, constructed a multipurpose, two-room building in Sukhathai Province, Thailand, during Exercise Cobra Gold 2020.