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May 2, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Recounts Her Path to Earning Army Ranger Tab

A determined Army Capt. Natalie Mallue endured bone-chilling cold and scant food and sleep to become the sixth woman to graduate from the Army's Ranger school. Mallue’s determination to achieve her goals was instilled in her at a young age, she said.

April 30, 2018

Face of Defense: Late Sister’s Cancer Struggle Helps Soldier Persevere

Soldiers train to overcome challenges and adversity to complete the mission, but no amount of training can help prepare for certain personal hardships. Breast cancer survivor Army Maj. Yazmin Feliciano said her sister's valiant, but losing, battle against cancer helped to strengthen her resolve to keep fighting.

April 26, 2018

Face of Defense: Top Female Cadet Looks Forward to Serving in Infantry

As a young girl, U.S. Military Academy Cadet Taylor England daydreamed about being in the infantry long before the Army opened all of its combat arms positions to women. Her drive and competitive spirit led her to be valedictorian at her high school and later to the U.S. Military Academy, where she is a regimental command sergeant major.

April 25, 2018

Air Cavalry, ‘Sky Soldiers’ Test New Air Assault Concept

Army Joint Modernization Command’s Joint Warfighting Assessment 18 is a training event designed for soldiers to operate realistically and test new concepts and capabilities required for the joint force to win across multiple environments.

April 20, 2018

Army Secretary, Senior NCO Discuss Retention, Modernization

Readiness in the Army is trending upward and the service branch remains the most potent fighting force in the world, ready to deploy, fight and win in any conflict, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters.

April 19, 2018

Army, Marine Corps Stress Importance of Ground Forces Modernization

Army and Marine Corps officials stressed to lawmakers in Washington the urgency in modernizing ground forces amid an increasingly challenging security environment.

April 19, 2018

Face of Defense: Army Helicopter Mechanic Earns Officer Scholarship

In 2010, the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history struck the Caribbean island, killing more than 100,000 people and leaving about 1.5 million others homeless. Army Spc. Carl Denis and his family were among the people suffering in the aftermath. Eight years later, he has an opportunity to be commissioned as an Army officer.

April 18, 2018

Service Members Seeing First Fruits of Army Acquisition Changes

Changes in the Army acquisition process mean new technology will get to the field faster, including enhanced binocular night-vision goggles, said Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy, who visited Fort Belvoir, Va., to see projects in development.

April 11, 2018

U.S. Soldiers Train Nigerian Army Troops

Twelve U.S. soldiers provide tactics and training instruction to about 200 Nigerian army soldiers from the 26th Infantry Battalion.

April 6, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Kicks It Up a Notch to Set Fitness Example

An Army intelligence officer at Hohenfels, Germany, knows a thing or two about meeting the Army’s physical and mental challenges. She's a functional fitness center working group member at the newest gym here and she can be found leading the way and setting an example for anyone bright enough to follow.

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