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Defense

Increased readiness is mission at Green Flag-West joint exercise

Posted October 27, 2017 by Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Rana Franklin

The 163rd Fighter Squadron, 122nd Fighter Wing, along with the 122nd Operations and Maintenance Groups took part in a Green Flag-West air-land integration joint combat training exercise Sept. 7-23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a part of their major pre-deployment spin-up.

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Health & Safety

Despite challenges, Army won’t lower enlistment standards

Posted October 27, 2017 by David Vergun

In an increasingly complex world in which higher demands will be placed on Soldiers, "we cannot afford to lower our standards" for enlistment, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey.

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Army

Ellsworth airmen take part in Green Flag 18-1

Posted October 27, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Tomas Karol

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Thomas Karol A B-1 Bomber takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to participate in Green Flag exercise 18-1 on Oct. 18, 2017. Green Flag is a joint training exercise held 10 times a year at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. that tests aircrew and maintainer’s war…

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Army

Like Soldiers, Army robots will one day follow commander intent

Posted October 25, 2017 by David Vergun

While robots today operate under the direct supervision of dedicated controllers, the Army is hoping to one day take advantage of robots with more autonomy, said Dr. Stuart Young.

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Army

New uniform provides lighter weight without breaking sweat

Posted October 25, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The current Army Combat Uniform top weighs in at about 650 grams, or about 1.4 pounds. It's got a lot of pockets and multiple layers of fabric. When it gets wet, it tends to stay wet. And when it's hot out, it tends to keep Soldiers hot.

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Army

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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Army

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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Local

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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Army

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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