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  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Sgt. Mary Herrera, tenor Anthony Kearns, and Kirsten Fedewa of Kirsten Fedewa & Associates (from left) pose during the 239th United States Army Birthday Gala in New York on June 12.
(Courtesy of Kirsten Fedewa & Associates LLC/Mikki L. Sprenkle, photographer of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army)

    FEDEWA: A salute to Army Gen. Odierno

    On June 14, the United States Army celebrated its 239th anniversary with a week of worldwide "birthday" parties. In conjunction with this celebration, U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond T. Odierno was Special Military Guest of Honor at the 239th United States Army Birthday Gala in New York City on June 12.

  • Army chief still hopes for future U.S.-Russia ties

    The Army's top general said that he still hopes to rebuild military-to-military ties with Russia once the political turmoil stirring around the country's recent invasion of Crimea dies down.

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff, announced sharp reductions in the number of combat brigades and the shifting of thousands of soldiers from bases across the country as part of a long-planned move to cut the size of the service. (Associated Press)

    Army lays out plans to remove 80,000 soldiers; base communities brace for impacts

    The Army announced a massive restructuring of its force Tuesday, slashing 12 combat brigades and affecting military communities from Georgia to Washington state, as it prepares to cut 80,000 active-duty soldiers from its ranks over the next four years.

  • **FILE** Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (Associated Press)

    Gen. Odierno: Army will lose 100,000 soldiers under defense cuts

    The Army would lose more than 100,000 soldiers if Congress does not avert automatic defense budget cuts due to occur in two weeks, the Army's chief of staff said Friday.

  • **FILE** Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (Associated Press)

    Army faces troop reduction amid budget cuts

    The Army faces a $18 billion shortfall this fiscal year that will delay training for soldiers deploying to Afghanistan in 2014, the Army's chief of staff said Tuesday.

  • Military chiefs give warnings on sequestration

    Automatic defense spending cuts set to begin Friday will hurt troops’ morale, readiness and their families and could damage the Pentagon’s ability to recruit an all-volunteer force, military chiefs told Congress on Tuesday.

  • Army plans to shift troops to U.S. Africa Command

    U.S. Africa Command, the military's newest regional force, will have more troops available early next year as the Pentagon winds down from two ground wars over the past decade, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Army chief of staff, told The Washington Times.

  • NFL teams with US Army for concussion program

    The NFL and U.S. Army have teamed up on a long-term program to care for and prevent concussions and head trauma, as well as other health issues.

  • R.O.T.C students unfurl a large American flag at the start of the Memorial Day Parade on Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C., Monday, May 28, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    DAVIS: The Flag Still Flies

    Today is Flag Day, June 14th. A day to show respect for the symbol of our country: the "Stars and Stripes", "Old Glory". Our flag is more than a unique design – America was the first nation to use a five-pointed star as early as 1777 – it is a representation of those who fly it.

  • **FILE** Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (Associated Press)

    Army chief says budget cuts would hollow military

    The Army, which already is planning to cut more than 70,000 soldiers from its rolls, would be forced to remove an additional 80,000 to 100,000 troops from its active-duty and Reserve rosters if automatic budget cuts occur, the service's chief of staff said Wednesday.

  • ** FILE ** Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon on Jan. 27, 2012, to discuss cuts to the Army. (Associated Press)

    Army chief lays out Army cuts in Europe

    The general who leads the U.S. says the Pentagon will take two heavy armor brigades out of Europe in 2013 and 2014 and eliminate them.

  • ** FILE ** Army Maj. Sequana Robinson models a woman's combat uniform on Saturday, March 31, 2011, at Fort Belvoir, Va. (Associated Press)

    Agreement elusive on women in combat

    Top defense officials are grappling to find a unified position on whether to allow women in direct ground combat, as the Pentagon prepares a landmark report to Congress on the military's coed future.

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army,right, and Gen. David M. Rodriguez wait to be introduced during Forces Command Assumption of command ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

    Service chiefs warn $1T cut would be 'catastrophic'

    The Army's top officer told Congress on Wednesday that he would have to cancel nearly every new weapons system now planned if automatic, across-the-board spending cuts of $1 trillion-plus hit the Pentagon.

  • **FILE** Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (Associated Press)

    Military chiefs warn against bigger defense cuts

    The nation's military leaders warned a House panel on Wednesday that cuts in defense spending beyond those already planned would deeply wound the armed services and jeopardize U.S. global influence.

  • President Obama (left) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (center) walk on May 30, 2011, to the Rose Garden at the White House with Army Gen. Martin Dempsey (front to back right), President Obama's nominee for the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Adm. James Winnefeld, nominee for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and Gen. Ray Odierno, the nominee for Army Chief of Staff. (Associated Press)

    Obama taps Dempsey as Joint Chiefs chair

    In the latest shake-up of his national security team, President Obama on Monday named Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, less than two months after elevating him to the Army's top post.

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