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Message to the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on preparations for potential sequestration on March 1 and furlough notifications

Posted February 22, 2013 by

To All Department of Defense Personnel: “For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a trillion dollars in automatic across-the-board cuts that would be imposed under sequestration and the severe damage that would do both to this…

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FH-trained tracker Airmen protect Bagram

Posted February 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Dobrydney

Senior Airman Chris Willis, USAF Tech. Sgt. John Dolbee (left) and Staff Sgt. Ben DeSantiago connect a power source to a ground sensor for an enemy movement and detection training scenario Feb. 14 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The team uses a series of search techniques from simple, eyes-on to ground sensors to track insurgent activity…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history: February 23, 2013

Posted February 22, 2013 by Ruth Quinn, Staff Historian

Army Security Agency flies Last ARDF mission in Vietnam Courtesy of Carlos Collat The last formation of aircraft with LEFT JAB systems fly over Vietnam. Notice the extended antenna on the two systems in the front of the formation. Feb. 16, 1973 In February 1968, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, or MACV, established a requirement for…

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Cone talks budget cuts, impacts to TRADOC mission, workforce

Posted February 15, 2013 by Anthony Obryant

Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Bridgwater Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, hosted a town hall forum to share information directly with the TRADOC civilian workforce Feb. 7, at Jacob’s Theater on Fort Eustis, Va. Cone told the standing-room only crowd of civilians and supervisors who work in the command’s…

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Inspector General inspections help units adhere to standards

Posted February 15, 2013 by Maj. Marty Bishop

Inspections are one way to determine if organizations and units are adhering with standards. One role the Inspector General, or IG, has is to provide their directing authority, normally the commanding general, or CG, a means of unit and organizational oversight, and IG inspections are normally the method used to provide it. IG inspections are…

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CSA’s strategic intent: Delivering strategic landpower in an uncertain world

Posted February 8, 2013 by Chief of Staff of the Army

WASHINGTON — Over the past 11 years of continuous combat, the Army made great strides at the tactical and operational levels of war. We evolved our tactics, fielded new equipment, and modified our organizations, all while combating determined enemies. These changes were necessary, and they produced an Army without peer on the battlefields of Afghanistan…

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Military Intelligence — this week in history February 8, 2013

Posted February 8, 2013 by Ruth Quinn

Courtesy photo — Sisler Family 1st Lt. George Sisler was stationed in Vietnam. MI lieutenant killed in Vietnam, awarded Medal of Honor Feb. 7, 1967 Some military officers are destined to be heroes, and 1st Lt. George Sisler seemed destined to be among their ranks. First Lieutenant George Sisler received the Medal of Honor, posthumously,…

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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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