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Divisions will get nine Gray Eagles to train, but deploy with 12

Posted February 8, 2013 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army plans additional Gray Eagle units, one for each of 10 active-duty divisions, and several more for special operations units, aerial exploitation units and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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SecArmy orders ‘Ready and Resilient Campaign’

Posted February 8, 2013 by Gary Sheftick

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Army John McHugh Monday directed that programs from resilience training to suicide prevention be part of a wide-ranging “Ready and Resilient Campaign” plan, which will launch later this month. During a press conference at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., McHugh said he’s looked at 47 recommendations from an Army-wide Behavioral Health…

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Installations remain Army Strong

Posted February 1, 2013 by U.S. Army Installation Management Command

SAN ANTONIO — Army installations will continue to hire the critical career fields from firefighters to child-care workers, Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, announced Wednesday. Earlier this week, Headquarters, Department of the Army provided guidance regarding a department-wide hiring freeze and release of term and temporary civilian personnel….

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Buyer beware! Things to consider before signing contracts

Posted February 1, 2013 by Legal Assistance Office

Everyone has done it. When buying a couch, joining a gym, or renting a new apartment, the salesperson hands a customer a stack of papers and a pen, and he or she starts signing their name on the dotted line. People think to themselves, “I’m sure everyone that has bought a couch has signed the…

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Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting today

Posted February 1, 2013 by U.S. Army Europe

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities effective today. The fee will be charged during arrivals at Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport. At Ramstein an examination fee of €55 per pet…

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75-day leave carryover extended

Posted February 1, 2013 by Army News Service

WASHINGTON — The policy allowing service members to carryover up to 75 days of leave from one training year to another has been extended until Sept. 30, 2015. The leave carryover policy was set to revert back to only 60 days on Sept. 30. But the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act passed this month extends…

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DOD, VA improve online access to benefits information

Posted February 1, 2013 by Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

WASHINGTON — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint, self-service Web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of benefits resources for service members and veterans. “The increasing capabilities of eBenefits give veterans and service members greater flexibility in…

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National Prayer Breakfast recognizes nation’s rich religious heritage

Posted January 25, 2013 by Chaplain (Lt. Col. [P]) Ken Godfrey

Our nation has a rich religious heritage. A large number of the early settlers of North America fled religious persecution in Europe to seek religious freedom. Many Founding Fathers had strong religious beliefs, primarily from a Judeo-Christian background, and founded our nation on religious principles. Their religious beliefs were inclusive of the person’s right to…

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Old Soldiers Never Die … Six retire on Brown Parade Field during quarterly IRC

Posted January 25, 2013 by Scout reports

Sgt. Bobby England, 11th Signal Brigade Col. Rich Rivera, Network Enterprise Technology Command, assistant chief of staff, G-1 and Sgt. Maj. Aurora Patterson, NETCOM assistant chief of staff, g-1, sergeant major presided over the Quarterly Installation Retirement ceremony and awarded six retirees with 144 years of combined military service with certificates and plaques for their…

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