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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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Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts: A Look at the Next Army Enlisted Leader’s Combat Record

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer is set to become the Army’s next top enlisted leader in August, replacing Michael Grinston, who is due to retire shortly after the handoff. Weimer brings a significant amount of combat experience to the position, some details of which are being publicly reported here for the first time, including details on multiple Purple Hearts and

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West Point Grad Congressman Says He Has ‘Zero Time’ for Complaints About Woke Military, Focused on China

The first West Point graduate to represent the academy in Congress — a Democrat — is warning Republicans against using the military academies in their planned war on “wokeness.” In an interview Monday with Military.com, Rep. Pat Ryan, D-N.Y., argued political attacks such as GOP accusations of “critical race theory” infiltrating the military academies undermine public trust in the military

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Pair of Shootings Rocks Special Forces Community at Fort Bragg

An Army noncommissioned officer assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed in a shooting this week, service officials announced Friday. In what appeared to be an unrelated incident, another soldier serving in the Army’s Special Operations Command, also at the same base, was arrested on attempted murder charges tied to the shooting of his

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Jury Mostly Backs Police Sued by Soldier Over a Traffic Stop

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — A federal jury in Virginia on Tuesday found mostly in favor of two police officers who were sued by a U.S. Army lieutenant after he was pepper sprayed, struck and handcuffed during a traffic stop. Video of the 2020 incident in the small town of Windsor got millions of views after Caron Nazario filed the federal

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Expanded US Training for Ukraine Forces Begins in Germany

BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. military’s new, expanded combat training of Ukrainian forces began in Germany on Sunday, with a goal of getting a battalion of about 500 troops back on the battlefield to fight the Russians in the next five to eight weeks, said Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley, who plans to visit

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Brawls, Disorder Mar National Guard Boot Camp for Teens

A massive brawl broke out on a parade ground at Fort Gordon in Augusta one afternoon last fall, when about 70 teenage recruits of the Georgia National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy slugged it out. Some used homemade weapons, including metal shanks, crudely sharpened toothbrushes and tube socks filled with metal padlocks. Overwhelmed, the academy’s staff — most former military drill instructors — called for help, summoning

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More Than a Dozen Special Operations Soldiers at Center of Drug Trafficking Probe

At least 13 soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, are under investigation for drug trafficking, the service announced Monday. “Illegal activity by any member of the Special Operations Forces community undermines everything we stand for as an organization,” a statement from Special Operations Command said. “As a professional and disciplined force, we are

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