Did you know that "#PurpleRain" was supposed to be a collaboration between @prince and Stevie Nicks?
#Prince undeniably played the greatest power-ballad #guitar solo in history.
This instrumental rendition is a collaboration from a few #USArmy guitarists from around the 🇺🇸hv
Commissaries worldwide are now selling reusable and disposable protective masks, the @YourCommissary’s director of sales announced.
Both reusable and disposable masks became available to most stores worldwide in late June.
Gator Co. hit the range to work on their breach techniques at an urban point of entry.
The #Soldiers then rehearsed stacking, entering and clearing the building to engage with and destroy the enemy.
Nothing like continuing your commitment to the #USArmy in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they hover over the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Thank you for your continued service, Spc. James Carico, @BroncoBrigade
📸 by 1st Lt. Angelo Mejia
When the pandemic hit in March, Capt. Jacob Henry and his unit were at Fort Irwin, @NTC_UPDATE in the Mojave Desert.
Upon their return to #Seattle, the world was a different place.
Learn more at go.usa.gov/xfa4s#ArmyLife
In 1996, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum in Washington, DC, held a program honoring Charity Adams Earley as commander of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion.
Learn more at go.usa.gov/xf228
With the new tracking system they created, the 6888th processed an average of 65k pieces of mail per shift and cleared the six-month backlog of mail in three months.
They achieved unprecedented success and efficiency in solving the military’s postal problems.
The women of the 6888th worked with male and female French civilians and with German POWs.
They encountered a backlog of undelivered mail dating back as far as two to three years which again would take an estimated six months to process.
“No Mail, Low Morale.”
The 6888th were assigned to Birmingham England, Rouen, France, and Paris, France during #WorldWarII.
Their mission was to clear several years of backlogged mail in the European Theater of Operations.
Today, we look back at a historic unit: The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion.
The 6888th also known as the “Six-Triple Eight" was the first and only all-Black Female Women Army Corps unit to be deployed overseas during #WWII.
There are numerous positions for pilots in the #USArmy that most people don't know about, and it's very possible to go straight from being a civilian to being an Army Pilot.
Here's how one pilot did it and his advice for those interesting in hitting the skies.
In January 2020, the #USArmy held its first-ever Battalion Commander Assessment Program to select the officers to command battalions and serve in key billet across the Army.
Learn more about BCAP in this edition of STAND-TO!:go.usa.gov/xfgjy#TalentManagement
The work of the #USArmy is a complex combination of missions, tasks and responsibilities — all in constant motion. Every #Soldier knows that their #duty is to accomplish their tasks as part of a larger #ArmyTeam!
Photo by Capt. Chelsea Hall, @4thInfDiv
In life, the direct path to achieving dreams is never the easiest.
For Spc. Nicole Ridley, the journey to joining the National Guard was worth the 11-year wait.
Read her story at: go.usa.gov/xwe95#WarriorsWanted#ArmyLife
MICLIC = Mine Clearing Line Charge
The M58 MICLIC is a line of explosives used to detonate mines in the ground. Watch the @30thabct soldiers conduct detonations and breaching training scenarios, June 17, 2020.
U.S. Army video by Sgt. Andrew Valenza
I had the opportunity to sit down with @LULAC and Congress to discuss the loss of SPC. Vanessa Guillen. I am directing an independent & comprehensive review of the command climate and culture. We have to listen in order to create enduring change.
Today I was honored to meet with members of @LULAC and Congress to discuss the loss of SPC Vanessa Guillen & to listen to concerns from the Hispanic Community. The loss of her presence has been felt in our formations and across the nation.
#TheSoldiersCreed is a standard by which all United States Army personnel are expected to live.
All #USArmy enlisted personnel are taught the Soldier's Creed during basic training, and recite the creed in public ceremonies at the conclusion of training.
A #USArmy#Paratrooper assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, @173rdAbnBde, secures her equipment after an #airborne operation at Rivolto Italian Air Force Base, Udine, Italy, June 24, 2020.
📸 : Paolo Bovo7
Spc. Emily Graham, a stay-at-home Mom and #68T Animal Care Specialist originally joined the @USArmyReserve for stability and educational #benefits.
Find out how being in the #ArmyReserve helped her achieve her personal and professional goals.
#Soldiers may find it challenging to maintain a high level of alertness if they're driving a combat vehicle across unfamiliar or dangerous terrain.
Read how #USArmy researchers are augmenting combat vehicles with AI to help: go.usa.gov/xweKW#ArmyFutures
Cpl. Gabriel Silva, a sentinel with @USArmyOldGuard, completes his last walk at the #TomboftheUnknownSoldier at @ArlingtonNatl, June 29.
After completing his walk, Silva paid final respects to the Unknowns by placing a rose at each of the four crypts.
📸 by Sgt. Lane Hiser5
The National Guard has had a busy year!
Some 120,000 members of the @USNationalGuard have responded this year to natural disasters — floods in Michigan, wildfires in Kansas, and tornadoes in Tennessee.
Read more: go.usa.gov/xfaTg
In charge of all the extreme weather testing for the #USArmy, the Yuma Proving Ground's test and evaluation mission takes place in the desert of Arizona, the Arctic cold of the Alaskan interior, and the tropical jungles of Central and South America.
Attention #ServiceMembers: Whether you’re voting for the first time or in a long time, now is the time to register and request your absentee ballot for the November election. Here’s how you can vote in two simple steps. Get started at go.usa.gov/xweBu#Election2020
Fort Drum Soldier saves newborn's life
"The whole time I was giving compressions to the baby, I could hear the mother behind me screaming, save my baby!” said Sutter. "All I could think about at that moment was, please start breathing again."
Here's the first look at @USArmyAlaska's own 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), @25thID providing @INDOPACOM combat credible forces as hundreds of paratroopers demonstrate strategic readiness during their airborne operation onto Guam.