Latest News
New EagleCash consolidates DoD’s stored-value cards
New EagleCash cards, which will combine the Department of Defense’s EZpay, legacy EagleCash and Navy Cash stored value cards into one, are portrayed in a graphic provided by the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service. During their most recent meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Aug. 8, 2019, Fiscal Service and DoD stakeholders laid out a plan for the new consolidated EagleCash card, including releasing the cards to initial training sites later this calendar year and issuing them to deployers in first part of 2020.
Aug. 20, 2019 - In a quest to bring the Department of Defense’s three separate stored-value cards into one, representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps journeyed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to plan their way forward with the U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service earlier this month. During their most recent meeting, the stakeholders laid out a plan for deployment, including releasing the cards to initial training sites later this calendar year and issuing them to deployers in first part of 2020. Software and hardware capable of handling both the current cards and the new EagleCash will be deployed around the globe this fall.

New chief of staff: Taking care of people key to winning the fight
Gen. James McConville, right, vice chief of staff of the Army, greets a 4th Infantry Division Soldier in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2018. McConville, who was sworn in as the Army's 40th chief of staff on Aug. 9, 2019, said he plans to put people -- Soldiers, Army civilians and family members -- first as he ensures the Army is ready to fight now while at the same time being modernized for the future fight.
Aug. 9, 2019 - Gen. James McConville smiled as he reminisced of when he was chosen to lead the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), before he became its longest-serving commander. It was the same week in 2011 he commissioned his eldest son into the Army after he graduated as an ROTC cadet from Boston College.

USAFMCOM leadership celebrates AAFES’ 124th anniversary
From left, Cadet Capt. Christian Falk, U.S. Military Academy; James Skibo, Exchange senior vice president; Maj. Gen. David C. Coburn, U.S. Army Financial Management Command commanding general; Tom Shull, Exchange director and CEO; and Cadet Capt. Thomas Bordeaux, U.S. Military Academy, cut a ceremonial cake in celebration of the Exchange’s 124th anniversary. As the Department of Defense’s largest retailer, the Exchange has a commitment to taking care of warfighters, no matter where their mission takes them.
Aug. 2, 2019 - The U.S. Army Financial Management Command recently helped the Army and Air Force Exchange Service

110 years ago, the U.S. military got its first airplane
The Wright brothers and some Army Signal Corps soldiers work on the Wright Military Flyer as they test it out at Fort Myer, Virginia, 1909.
Aug. 1, 2019 - The Wright brothers developed their first successful powered airplane in 1903, and it didn’t take long for the U.S. military to know it wanted in on the action. A few years later, that became reality. Here’s the story of the military’s first airplane.

Esper Becomes 27th Defense Secretary
Dr. Mark T. Esper is sworn in as the 27th defense secretary during a ceremony at the White House, July 23, 2019.
July 24, 2019 - Dr. Mark T. Esper became the 27th defense secretary Tuesday during an early evening White House swearing-in ceremony.
Twitter
37
Follow Us