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The U.S. Army was created on June 3, 1784 by the Congress of the Confederation at the end of the Revolutionary War. “To fight and win America’s wars,” the Army exists to organize, equip, and train forces “for the conduct of prompt and sustained combat operations on land.”

The U.S. Army operates with an active component and two reserve components: the United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. There are just under 500,000 soldiers serving actively in the U.S. Army today and another 550,000 serving in the reserve components.

Find the latest news and information on the U.S. Army including top stories, technology, policies, leadership, and more.

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Messy Relocation of Bragg Soldiers from Moldy Barracks Underway with the Army Short on Other Options

The bulk of soldiers in Fort Bragg, North Carolina’s troubled Smoke Bomb Hill barracks have been relocated after Army leaders deemed those buildings to be unlivable, culminating years of rampant mold issues. The unprecedented evacuation of 1,171 troops on post has strained garrison logistics and might be the largest movement of soldiers outside of a deployment for a mission in

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Public Couldn’t Send Tips to Army Criminal Investigation’s Website for Weeks Due to Technical Glitch

The Army’s law enforcement and investigatory agency’s website was malfunctioning for at least three weeks, leaving non-government computer users without a readily available way to report crime tips, request case files directly or access information for ongoing investigations regarding missing or wanted soldiers. The Criminal Investigation Division’s website had been inaccessible for commercial browsers since at least Sept. 6, when

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These Are the Most Popular Bases New Soldiers Are Volunteering For

Some 6,000 new soldiers recruited this year have chosen their first duty station, as part of a relatively new Army effort to give young troops more flexibility as the service scrambles to make enlisting as enticing as possible amid historic recruiting struggles. The most popular duty station by far is Alaska, home of the newly revamped 11th Airborne Division, which

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Alaska Gets Rid of Strykers as Brigade Shifts to Air Assault

Alaska’s newly formed 11th Airborne Division has shipped away its fleet of roughly 320 Strykers as it shifts its mechanized brigade to focus on air assault. The last vehicles left last week. Military.com was first to report in June on the decision by Alaska’s Army units to shed their outdated Strykers as part of several steps to better mold and

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Fort Drum Houses the Newest STARBASE Academy

FORT DRUM — The Department of Defense STARBASE Academy ended its first full week of classes for local fifth graders with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Fort Drum Friday afternoon. STARBASE offers hands-on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM curriculum with 25 hours of instruction for one week for fifth grade students. Children arrive to the military post around 9:30 a.m. and stay until 2:30 p.m. After

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Mold Is Consuming Fort Stewart’s Barracks as a Pattern Emerges Across the Army

After a long mission in Europe, a soldier returned to his Fort Stewart barracks only to discover mold had completely consumed his room. The infestation wasn’t only on the walls; his bags and bed turned black and green, encrusted in mold. Most of his belongings were ruined. Broken air conditioners in the sweltering, humid Georgia heat; poor ventilation; and little

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Army Secretary Blames Bad Press for Making Recruiting Woes Worse

Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth blamed negative media coverage about the service for exacerbating its recruiting slump, including stories about mental health issues some soldiers face and seemingly rampant sexual assault across the entire military. “For parents and influencers, there are concerns over psychological harm,” Wormuth, the Army’s top civilian, told soldiers at a conference Tuesday, adding that the

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