FILE - This Nov. 25, 2016, file satellite image taken by DigitalGlobe shows the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline along the Missouri River, at right, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Opponents of the pipeline called for protests around the world Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, as the Army prepared to greenlight the final stage of the $3.8 billion project's construction. The Army said Tuesday, Feb. 7, that it will allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction. (DigitalGlobe via AP, File)
FILE - This Nov. 25, 2016, file satellite image taken by DigitalGlobe shows the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D. Opponents of the pipeline called for protests around the world Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, as the Army prepared to greenlight the final stage of the $3.8 billion project's construction. The Army said Tuesday, Feb. 7, that it will allow the four-state pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, the last big chunk of construction. (DigitalGlobe via AP, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, Army head coach Jeff Monken, right, directs his players in the second half of the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore. Army plays North Texas in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 27. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Navy quarterback Zach Abey, second from left, rushes past Army defensive back Xavier Moss, left, for a touchdown in the second half of the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Army won 21-17. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Navy safety Alohi Gilman (1) watches as Army players and coaches run onto the field after winning the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Army won 21-17. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Army Special Forces candidates carry a log during a recent Special Forces Assessment and Selection class at Camp Mackall at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Two female officers have qualified to undergo training to become Green Berets. Photo courtesy of the Department of the Army
3rd Place in the News category: 38th Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, and 39th Chief of Staff of the Army Mark A. Milley stand in line prior to the start of the United States Army Change of Responsibility ceremony held at Summerall Field in Fort Myer, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno relinquished command of the U.S. Army to Gen. Mark A. Milley during the ceremony hosted by Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh. IMAGE: STAFF SGT. SEAN K. HARP, USA
Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, applauded the decision by the Army to reverse its discharge of Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, for beating up an Afghan man accused of raping a 12-year-old boy.
FILE - In this June 29, 2009 file photo, U.S. Army soldiers walk in a line at a reenlistment ceremony for a comrade in Baqouba, Iraq. New research published Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in JAMA Psychiatry shows war-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in early-career enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. The study looked at data on nearly 1,000 suicide attempts among almost 1 million active-duty Army members during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, from 2004 to 2009. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
Raytheon has a new laser-guided, 155mm “Excalibur” artillery shell — with technology that allows the weapon to change course mid-flight — that it’s pitching to the Army and Navy. The dual-mode Excalibur variant called Excalibur S maintains its GPS guidance system but also adds a laser spot tracker which is a seeker that will detect laser energy from a laser designator and guide to that energy spot on a target.
The Army is asking the gun industry to build new components for its soldiers' primary weapon — the M4 carbine — a move that experts say is a tacit admission that the service has been supplying a flawed rifle that lacks the precision of commercially available guns. (Associated Press)
Several legal analysts predicted that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, 28, who faces confinement for life if convicted, will receive a more lenient sentence in a plea deal to avoid a drawn-out trial that just provides more bad publicity for the Army after a year of media scrutiny on the conditions around Sgt. Bergdahl's disappearance in 2009. (Associated Press)
Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army as a private at Fort Chaffee, near Fort Smith, Arkansas. His arrival was a major media event. Hundreds of people descended on Presley as he stepped from the bus; photographers then accompanied him into the fort. Presley announced that he was looking forward to his military stint, saying he did not want to be treated any differently from anyone else: "The Army can do anything it wants with me." Soon after Presley commenced basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, he received a visit from Eddie Fadal, a businessman he had met on tour. According to Fadal, Presley had become convinced his career was finished-"He firmly believed that." But then, during a two-week leave in early June, Presley recorded five songs in Nashville. In early August, his mother was diagnosed with hepatitis and her condition rapidly worsened. Presley, granted emergency leave to visit her, arrived in Memphis on August 12. Two days later, she died of heart failure, aged 46. Presley was devastated; their relationship had remained extremely close--even into his adulthood, they would use baby talk with each other and Presley would address her with pet names. After training, Presley joined the 3rd Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany, on October 1. Introduced to amphetamines by a sergeant while on maneuvers, he became "practically evangelical about their benefits" - not only for energy, but for "strength" and weight loss, as well - and many of his friends in the outfit joined him in indulging. The Army also introduced Presley to karate, which he studied seriously, later including it in his live performances. Fellow soldiers have attested to Presley's wish to be seen as an able, ordinary soldier, despite his fame, and to his generosity. He donated his Army pay to charity, purchased TV sets for the base, and bought an extra set of fatigues for everyone in his outfit. Elvis Presley is shown in uniform at company D 1st Battalion 32nd U.S. Army Armour at the barr
Jimmy Stewart was drafted into the United States Army in 1940 but was rejected for failing to meet height and weight requirements for new recruitsâ€”Stewart was five pounds under the standard. To get up to 148 pounds, he sought out the help of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's muscle man and trainer Don Loomis, who was noted for his ability to add or subtract pounds in his studio gymnasium. Stewart subsequently attempted to enlist in the Air Corps, but still came in under the weight requirement, although he persuaded the enlistment officer to run new tests, this time passing the weigh-in,[N 2] with the result that Stewart enlisted and was inducted in the Army on March 22, 1941. He became the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II. He had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve. Jimmy Stewart, who won the Academy Award for acting, is shown at Fort MacArthur, Calif., March 22, 1941, in his new uniform after his induction earlier in the day in Los Angeles. He is a licensed pilot and hopes to go to the Army Air Corps. (AP Photo)
The AH-64D Apache attack helicopter is used mostly by the Army but it also is found in other countries' military aviation fleets. Last year, authorities at Fort Rucker, Alabama, reported a "mishap" in which an instructor and student were taken to a hospital but were unharmed, according to a local TV station. (Associated Press)
National Edition News cover for August 20, 2014 - Army stuck with favorite rifle after better alternative found: National Guard Sgt. Larry J. Isbell fires at targets with his M4A1 carbine rifle. The Army is looking to phase out the longstanding weapon, but the potential suppliers to do so, as well as the competition results, remain shrouded in secrecy. (Photo by Spc. Venessa Hernandez)