Welcome to The Army Brief, a weekly look at the news and ideas shaping the service’s future.  More forces in Europe. The Army’s V Corps will permanently be headquartered in Poland as the U.S. increases its European presence in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Defense One reports. More troops will also be conducting “heel-to-toe” deployments and training exercises with Baltic allies.  Final order. The Army placed a $2.3 billion order with Sikorsky for at least 120 Black Hawk helicopters, possibly the last time the service will buy the venerable aircraft. Service leaders are expected to pick its replacement in the next few months, Defense One reports.  New Medal of Honor recipients. President Joe Biden will award the nation’s highest military decoration to four former soldiers for their actions during the Vietnam War, the White House announced. Dwight Birdwell and Dennis Fujii, both former Spc. 5s; and John Duffy, a retired major, will receive the Medal at a July 5 ceremony. The other recipient, Staff Sgt. Edward Kaneshiro, was killed in Vietnam a few months after the actions that he is receiving the medal for.  Brought to you by Boeing DEFIANT X®: The Best Fit for the Army’s Total Mission. The choice between landing at the X or arriving offset from the fight, DEFIANT X® gives you the edge. With its unmatched maneuverability and agility at the objective, the DEFIANT X® delivers the tactical advantage for the FLRAA mission. Learn more about DEFIANT X® and the future of air assault. Sign up to get The Army Brief every Friday morning from Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One’s military services reporter. On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began. The battle had the largest number of casualties of the Civil War.
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Welcome to The Army Brief, a weekly look at the news and ideas shaping the service’s future.  More forces in Europe. The Army’s V Corps will permanently be headquartered in Poland as the U.S. increases its European presence in reaction to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Defense One reports. More troops will also be conducting “heel-to-toe” deployments and training exercises with Baltic allies.  Final order. The Army placed a $2.3 billion order with Sikorsky for at least 120 Black Hawk helicopters, possibly the last time the service will buy the venerable aircraft. Service leaders are expected to pick its replacement in the next few months, Defense One reports.  New Medal of Honor recipients. President Joe Biden will award the nation’s highest military decoration to four former soldiers for their actions during the Vietnam War, the White House announced. Dwight Birdwell and Dennis Fujii, both former Spc. 5s; and John Duffy, a retired major, will receive the Medal at a July 5 ceremony. The other recipient, Staff Sgt. Edward Kaneshiro, was killed in Vietnam a few months after the actions that he is receiving the medal for.  Brought to you by Boeing DEFIANT X®: The Best Fit for the Army’s Total Mission. The choice between landing at the X or arriving offset from the fight, DEFIANT X® gives you the edge. With its unmatched maneuverability and agility at the objective, the DEFIANT X® delivers the tactical advantage for the FLRAA mission. Learn more about DEFIANT X® and the future of air assault. Sign up to get The Army Brief every Friday morning from Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One’s military services reporter. On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began. The battle had the largest number of casualties of the Civil War.
The Army Brief
July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Welcome to The Army Brief, a weekly look at the news and ideas shaping the service's future. 

More forces in Europe. The Army's V Corps will permanently be headquartered in Poland as the U.S. increases its European presence in reaction to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Defense One reports. More troops will also be conducting "heel-to-toe" deployments and training exercises with Baltic allies. 

Final order. The Army placed a $2.3 billion order with Sikorsky for at least 120 Black Hawk helicopters, possibly the last time the service will buy the venerable aircraft. Service leaders are expected to pick its replacement in the next few months, Defense One reports

New Medal of Honor recipients. President Joe Biden will award the nation's highest military decoration to four former soldiers for their actions during the Vietnam War, the White House announced. Dwight Birdwell and Dennis Fujii, both former Spc. 5s; and John Duffy, a retired major, will receive the Medal at a July 5 ceremony. The other recipient, Staff Sgt. Edward Kaneshiro, was killed in Vietnam a few months after the actions that he is receiving the medal for. 

Brought to you by Boeing

DEFIANT X®: The Best Fit for the Army's Total Mission.

The choice between landing at the X or arriving offset from the fight, DEFIANT X® gives you the edge. With its unmatched maneuverability and agility at the objective, the DEFIANT X® delivers the tactical advantage for the FLRAA mission.

Learn more about DEFIANT X® and the future of air assault.

Sign up to get The Army Brief every Friday morning from Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One's military services reporter. On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began. The battle had the largest number of casualties of the Civil War.

 
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