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Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jeffrey Sisto

Courtesy photo by United Kingdom Ministry of Defense A British Soldier holds a Prox Dynamics’ PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability….

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Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

Posted November 26, 2014 by Abigail Reid

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless action is taken. “The Roth [Thrift Savings Plan] contributions are going from a dollar figure to a percentage of pay,” said…

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IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

Posted November 21, 2014 by Jade Fulce

SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released “IMCOM 2025 and Beyond,” a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general’s vision for the organization. This plan provides a roadmap for IMCOM’s future and serves as a change management document that focuses the command’s collective efforts, prioritizes resources and continues the exchange of information,…

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Military Intelligence – Moment in MI history

Posted November 21, 2014 by Lori Tagg

European Theater Intelligence School opened in Obermmergau Command History Office photos A German language class in session at the intelligence school Author’s Note: The Command History Office has an extensive historical document collection with some interesting items. Sometimes, however, those items come with little background and many questions. This article covers one of those history…

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Predator makes maiden flight on U.S. soil for Arizona Air National Guard

Posted November 14, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts The Arizona Air National Guard Predator sits on the runway awaiting taxi and takeoff for its maiden flight at Libby Army Airfield, Fort Huachuca. The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional “woohoo” filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight…

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Army Production premieres ‘iSoldier’ newscast targeting younger Soldiers

Posted November 14, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

Army Broadcasting Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers, Nov. 7. The newscast from Army Broadcasting at Fort Meade, Maryland, is a weekly two-minute Internet-based program showcasing the most current Army information from around the world. The program can be found at http://www.youtube.com/TheSoldiersMag….

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Civilian retirees encouraged to obtain new Civil Service Retiree ID Cards

Posted November 14, 2014 by Tanja Linton

Those whose Civil Service Retiree ID Card, DA Form 1608, looks like the top and need to make an appointment with the Fort Huachuca DEERS/RAPIDS ID Card Section to receive a new Civil Service Retiree Card which now looks like the bottom: Changes in security procedures require visitors to have an ID card which can…

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Special survey designed to improve Soldiers’ quality of life

Posted November 7, 2014 by Joseph Trebling

Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Installation Services, Soldier and Family Readiness Division. The Army and the RAND Corporation are working together to conduct a Soldier needs assessment survey from September to December at 45 Army installations. Today’s Soldier Survey is available online to randomly selected active duty Soldiers, who will…

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TRADOC command sergeant major picked to be next SMA

Posted November 7, 2014 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON — The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has been selected to be the next sergeant major of the Army. Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno announced Monday that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey will be the 15th sergeant major…

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Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccine

Posted November 7, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin,

WASHINGTON — No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases were a critical part of their development. During an interview late October, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute…

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