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New Installation Readiness board to examine, prioritize installation readiness

Posted October 20, 2017 by David Vergun

The acting secretary of the Army recently authorized formation of an Installation Readiness Board of Directors that will examine and prioritize installation readiness programs and funding, said J. Randall Robinson.

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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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311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

Posted October 20, 2017 by

Army Reserve photograph by Capt. Eric Connor Soldiers from the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), based in Los Angeles, Calif., prepare to be exposed to CS gas as they wait inside a gas chamber at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 14, 2017. A busy three-day battle assembly for Soldiers of the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), U.S. Army…

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Health & Safety

Army’s new life insurance enrollment system goes live

Posted October 20, 2017 by Master Sgt. Brian Hamilton

Army illustration by Tracy TaoMoore The new SGLI Online Enrollment System went live Oct. 1. With SOES, Soldiers have the ability to enroll in, or make changes to their SGLV form 8286 (Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Election and Certificate) all from the comfort of their own homes, whenever they choose. As of Oct. 16, a…

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MREs sustain Soldiers and babies alike

Posted October 16, 2017 by Jeff Sisto

The Meal Ready to Eat, or MRE, the same individual field ration designed to sustain the health and energy of America's warriors on the battlefield, can also be used to nourish babies suffering dehydration in disaster zones.

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Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

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Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Posted October 9, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

Soldiers today move about in and conduct combat operations from, among other things, the Stryker, the Bradley, or the Abrams tank. But the Army has started work now to determine what will take Soldiers to the fight in 2035 and beyond.

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United Arab Emirates troops train at Fort Irwin

Posted October 6, 2017 by Adriane Elliot

In an historic military moment, the United Arab Emirates military became the first Gulf State nation to attend and complete a training rotation at the Army's premier training site- the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 22, 2017.

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Borderless threat – Army Cyber Command helping defend nation’s network

Posted September 29, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

"We live in a wired world. Companies and countries rely on cyberspace for everything from financial transactions to the movement of military forces," reads the 2015 Department of Defense cyber strategy.

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Corps of Engineers, top brass cut ribbon on DOD’s 1st LEED-Platinum hospital

Posted September 27, 2017 by Dena O'Dell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District helped cut the ribbon Sept. 21 on the Department of Defense’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Platinum hospital.

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