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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

Posted February 21, 2018 by David Vergun

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

Posted February 12, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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Rotation wrap-up

Posted February 2, 2018 by

(U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Matthew Potter, Operations Group, National Training Center) A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, performs a dismounted patrol at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., Jan. 13, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Koby I. Saunders) U.S. Marines assigned to Bravo…

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Army secretary directs new team to speed up Next-Gen Combat Vehicle program

Posted January 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Two of the Army's top leaders reviewed last week a new process to accelerate the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle program amid a massive shift to modernize the entire Army.

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Soldier lethality, mobile networks key for Army future readiness, chief of staff says

Posted January 26, 2018 by David Vergun

Readiness in the short term is not good enough, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2018.

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New battery technology saves Soldiers time, money on the battlefield

Posted January 24, 2018 by Kathryn Bailey,

Twenty years ago, one phone call between two Army engineers led to a cost-effective lithium-ion battery solution for what was then an up-and-coming guided missile system.

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Army wifi

Posted January 12, 2018 by

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski Vehicles from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment hold their positions during movement to engage elements of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in the National Training Center, April 2, 2017. During the training rotation, Secure Wi-Fi enabled fast reliable mission command and network communications in…

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Rethink readiness to prepare for next war, says Army’s top logistics general

Posted January 10, 2018 by Lisa Simunaci

The Army's senior logistician told National Guard leaders to ensure their units are ready for the next war, because wherever and whenever it is, it will take the total force to fight and win.

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SecArmy Commits to Building a More Lethal, Agile Force During Visit to National Training Center

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1. Just two weeks after his confirmation as the Army’s top Civilian leader, Esper traveled to NTC to observe…

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11th ACR spends the day with Barstow Veterans

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Jason Miller

More than 500 U.S. Army Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment marched and sang cadence through the streets of Barstow to the Veterans Home of California-Barstow, where they were greeted by resident Veterans and staff, Dec. 12. Following the march, Veterans and Troopers spent the remainder of the day with one another – sharing…

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