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Around the Force

  • Army G-4 to focus on expeditionary, logistics

    By J.D. LEIPOLD

    Army News Service

    The Army’s senior logistician said one of his top priorities and challenges was to make the Army an expeditionary force again, one where readiness is not scheduled, but the force is consistently sustained and ready to move on demand.

  • New locomotives help with transportation, efficiency

    By MEGAN LOCKE SIMPSON

    Fort Campbell Courier

    The swift, efficient movement of freight and equipment is essential to the Army’s mission, whether by air, land or sea.

    The Fort Campbell, Kentucky, railroad operations are a key part of this mission to remain a premier power projection platform capable of deploying troops in 36 hours.

  • Odierno questions DOD budget cuts as global security worsens

    By AMAANI LYLE

    DOD News, Defense Media Activity

    While the Department of Defense contemplates some $500 billion in budget reductions, the global security environment continues to worsen, the Army’s chief of staff said.

    Ultimately, Gen. Ray Odierno said, there is no parity between what the Army is doing - or may be asked to do - and the resources it will be given to accomplish those tasks.

  • Knox commissary bakery services halted to hire new contractor

    By RICK BRINK

    DeCA Public Affairs Specialist

    Deli and bakery services in 22 commissaries in 12 states face temporary suspension today as the Defense Commissary Agency seeks a new contractor. Six of the 22 commissaries have sushi bars that will also be temporarily suspended.

  • Energy security on IMCOM’s ‘Hot Topic’ discussion list

    By GARY SHEFTICK

    Army News Service

    Editor’s note: For information on Fort Knox’s net-zero ability and its energy conservation journey, see the link Solving Fort Knox's Energy Equation.

    Solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable-energy projects are springing up across the Army, but there’s no affordable way yet to store the power for when it’s needed, experts said.

  • Helicopter crash recovery efforts continue at Eglin AFB

    Defense Media Activity and Inside Eglin AFB
    U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command and the Louisiana National Guardsmen formally announced the names of the seven Marines and four guardsmen who died in a training accident last week near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

  • Contracting command creates synergy across Army

    By DANIEL ELKINS
    Million and Installation Contracting
    Command Public Affairs Office
    From the time young men and women develop a propensity to serve their nation to the years following fulfillment of their military commitments, contracting serves a role in the support of Soldiers and their families.
    It is that continuum that set the dialogue between the command sergeants major from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and Army Recruiting Command during a March 10 visit to Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • More troops deploy to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

    By WALTER HAM IV
    20th CBRNE Command
    The 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Brigade’s headquarters will deploy to Liberia to command the remaining American forces supporting the U.S. effort to help contain the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
    The brigade cased its colors during a ceremony at the 3rd Corps headquarters here today prior to its first deployment since being activated in 2007.

  • Prevention, treatment methods reduce risk of brain injury

    By AMBER HAMILTON
    TBI Clinic Occupational Therapist

  • Tattoos turn into hot topic of conversation for SMA at Bragg

    By SGT. TARYN HAGERMAN
    Army News Service
    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey revisited Fort Bragg to conduct a town hall meeting with Soldiers to gain an understanding of Soldiers’ and Family members’ concerns, March 9.
    Dailey told the attending Soldiers that by voicing their concerns he can ensure their opinions are heard and actions are taken when necessary.
    Dailey said he had an idea of some of the concerns he would hear, including a discussion regarding the Army’s revised tattoo policy.