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Defense

Army accelerates fielding of mission-command vehicle upgrades

Posted September 1, 2017 by Dan Lafontaine

Army photograph A Soldier uses the capabilities of the Joint Battle Command-Platform inside a combat vehicle. Recognizing high demand for the systems and significant impact on operations, Army Forces Command requested an accelerated pace to reach all Active, Reserve and National Guard units with completion no later than 2024, two years ahead of the initial…

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Task Force Wraith Soldiers conduct joint training with four-legged troops

Posted September 25, 2017 by Maj. Jeremy Duffy

Army photograph U.S. Marine military working dog, JoJo, takes a break during joint training held with Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Wraith on September 1 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Wraith conducted joint tactical training with the U.S. Marines from Area Support Group…

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Soldiers conduct test for new Army media Kits

Posted October 20, 2017 by Sgt. Justin Smith

Army photograph by Sgt. Micah Merrill A Soldier tests his camera as part of the Tactical Digital Media training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on Oct. 11, 2017. In a sprawling government complex of glass and steel, 20 enlisted Soldiers from multiple public affairs units across the Army gather to test new media kits bursting…

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Posted November 13, 2017 by David Vergun

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Pentagon announces troop levels in Iraq, Syria

Posted December 8, 2017 by Jim Garamone

The United States has about 5,200 troops in Iraq and 2,000 in Syria, and those numbers are trending down, Pentagon officials said in Washington, D.C., Dec. 6. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Robert Manning announced the numbers in compliance with Defense Secretary James N. Mattis’ direction to give the American people a better idea of the…

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Defense

Thinkers strategize in DOD’s Innovation Corps boot camp

Posted January 17, 2018 by Lisa Ferdinando

Forty innovative thinkers from the four military services gathered in Washington, D.C., last week for a class where they tested out new methods to solve problems in the Defense Department.

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Army aviators testing next generation air-to-ground missile

Posted February 14, 2018 by Maj. Matthew Miskowski and Mark Schauer

Aviation testers here are deep into testing the latest Army aviation missile, known as the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile. The complex JAGM test was a collaborative team effort.

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Defense

AFCENT innovation summit fuels thoughtful debate on future Air Force and DOD operations

Posted March 16, 2018 by Capt. AnnMarie Annicelli

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeff Parkinson Maj. Eric Bow, left, 609 Air Operation Center combat plans division Targeting Effects Team chief, briefs Brig. Gen. Bradley Saltzman on the Deliberate Targeting Tool at the Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 9, 2018. The deliberate targeting tool is one of the…

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Guard Bureau Chief: 965 Guard troops deployed to U.S.-Mexico border

Posted April 18, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

There are 965 National Guard troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border, the chief of the National Guard Bureau told a Senate panel April 17. Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel spoke at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on defense. On April 4, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation directing the Defense…

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Pentagon: More sex harassment, retribution cases in military

Posted May 2, 2018 by Lolita C. Baldor

More U.S. service members said they faced retribution for filing sexual assault or harassment complaints last year than in 2016, according to an annual Pentagon report released April 30, as the Defense Department saw a growing number of sexual misconduct cases. According to the report, there were 146 reports of retaliation last year, compared to…

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