"There are a lot of fears and misconceptions about basic training. People learn about training from movies like 'Full Metal Jacket' and that's very far from the training we execute now." - First Sgt. William Jacobs, E/1-40th FA.
Combat engineers now have a new "creepy" class added to their schedule. Before they graduate from Advanced Individual Training on Fort Leonard Wood, they will all know how to use Spiders -- the Model 7 Spider Munitions System.
March is a time to celebrate the contribution and honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of women who shaped the service and the nation.
The Army's shift to mission command from the earlier concepts of battle command and command and control has opened up great opportunities for expeditionary logistics.
The U.S. Army Cadet Command recently announced the eight winners of the MacArthur Awards for the school year 2012-2013. The award recognizes the eight schools, selected from among the 275 senior Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) units nationwide, as the top programs in the country.
The Maneuver Center's Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate demonstrated the potential for increased lethality on the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle during a recent live demonstration at Coolidge Range.
"Totally selfless, they answered the call, a call that so many are unwilling to answer -- to serve a cause greater than self and to truly, truly make a difference in our world." - Maj. Gen. Kevin Mangum, Aviation Center of Excellence Commanding General.
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's initiative to "reinvest" military members into civilian authorizations across the command's eight centers of excellence will potentially affect between 140 and 150 civilian position authorizations at Fort Leonard Wood.
A team of four instructors from Fort Leavenworth Combined Arms Center for Training recently taught 35 senior non-commissioned officers and officers the Army's Digital Training Management System at the Unit Training Management, or UTM, course, which outlines the way the Army manages its training.