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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted August 24, 2016 by David Vergun

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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New directive: officers must be vetted before promotions are confirmed

Posted August 24, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez A new change to Army regulations ensures that officers selected by boards for promotion meet the standards for exemplary conduct laid out in U.S. law, before their names are forwarded to the Secretary of the Army. A change to Army regulations now requires that the Army determine the suitability…

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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

Posted March 27, 2017 by Gary Sheftick

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials.

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The Guard Years – Fort Irwin in the 1970’s

Posted September 1, 2017 by By Kenneth Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series chronicling the history of Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. After the regular Army “Turned out the lights” at Fort Irwin, the post was turned over to the 40th Armored Brigade of the California National Guard. Life on the post was mostly…

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Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

Posted August 12, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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SecArmy Message

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Army team, It took a little longer than expected, but it’s great to be back. When I was growing up in Michigan, I did not envision a career in defense and national security policy. But, with a family that includes two West Point graduates and an Army Ranger, it is no surprise to them that…

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Army developing system to allow Soldiers to see buried bombs for route clearance

Posted March 12, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

The Army is developing technology that visually alerts Soldiers to hidden explosives in the ground rather than just providing them an audible notification during use of mine detector equipment.

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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

Posted May 23, 2017 by Nikki Ficken

An advanced Army simulator is reducing risks and saving costs at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

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Soldiers, Marines bring Joint Light Tactical Vehicle operational testing to completion

Posted April 18, 2018 by Michael M Novogradac

Marines and Soldiers will finish testing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle April 19 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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CSA explains how skeletal advisory brigades could regenerate force

Posted June 24, 2016 by Gary Sheftick

Five brigades in the future might consist of only officers and NCOs with no junior soldiers.

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