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Army tightens fitness standards for students entering professional military education

Posted October 18, 2012 by Story and photo by C. Todd Lopez

Pre-war height, weight and physical fitness standards are coming back for Soldiers entering professional military education courses on or after Nov. 1.

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TRADOC schools train joint, interagency, multinational students

Posted October 18, 2012 by By Tony O’Bryant

By the end of fiscal 2012, more than 500,000 Soldiers will have completed courses taught by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, or TRADOC, instructors.

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IMCOM Workforce Development programs boost career development

Posted October 11, 2012 by By Shayna Brouker

If one of the top professionals in your field was just a phone call away, what would you ask him or her? Or if you had the chance to try another job, which career would you explore? Two workforce development programs within the Installation Management Community allow employees to do just that. The Developmental Assignment…

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15E unmanned aircraft systems repairers study UAS maintenance support on FH

Posted October 11, 2012 by By Amy Sunseri, Natalie Lakosil and Joan Vasey

Unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs, are often called “eyes in the sky.” That is because UASs can film videos of potentially hostile locations and transmit the imagery over many miles while not putting Soldiers in harm’s way....

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New transition assistance program set for November launch

Posted October 4, 2012 by Gary Sheftick

WASHINGTON — Parts of a new transition assistance program were tested this summer and the revamped TAP will be ready to support departing service members in November, officials told lawmakers here Sept. 20. Leaders of an interagency team testified to the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s subcommittee on Economic Opportunity about the revamped TAP, which includes…

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Missouri National Guard trains on FH

Posted October 4, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Air Force personnel at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, or AATTC, at Fort Huachuca may not be your average installation patrons; they come to Fort Huachuca one week out of the month to train. For the remainder of the time, they are based out of Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in Saint Joseph, Mo….

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TRADOC commander describes key initiatives, stresses importance of lessons learned in battle

Posted September 27, 2012 by Sue Ulibarri

FORT BENNING, Ga. — “Supporting the current fight,” was among the three areas of focus Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, conveyed to Soldiers and defense industry leaders during this year’s Maneuver Conference in Columbus, Ga., Sept. 18. The annual Maneuver Conference is hosted by the Maneuver Center…

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Army’s best AIT platoon sergeants to compete for top honors

Posted September 27, 2012 by Stephanie Slater

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — The Army’s top nine advanced individual training, or AIT, platoon sergeants are competing for the title of 2012 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year during a competition at Fort Eustis, Va., this week. Among them is Fort Huachuca Soldier Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Baca, the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade’s Platoon Sergeant…

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Soldiers reminded about importance of voting

Posted September 27, 2012 by

WASHINGTON — Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, and the Army wants Soldiers to recognize “the importance of voting, a right they have fought to defend,” said Lt. Col. Paul Amrhein, chief of Soldiers Program Branch, Human Resources Command. Success in getting the voting message out to Soldiers and their families isn’t measured by the…

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Inns, B & Bs offer free Veterans Day stays

Posted September 27, 2012 by

Charleston, S.C. — Inns and Bed and Breakfasts throughout the U.S. will honor men and women who’ve served in the armed forces by offering complimentary stays on Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day. Inns and B&Bs across the U.S. and Canada have signed up to participate in the 4th Annual B&Bs for Vets program…

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