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IMCOM’S Transition Assistance Program helps Army save $900 million

Posted February 3, 2017 by By Leslie Hargett, IMCOM G1 and William Bradner

Unemployment Compensation for Soldiers leaving the Army during fiscal year 2016 dropped to the lowest amount recorded in 13 years. The Army ended the year at $172.8 million, according to the Department of Labor’s unemployment compensation report.  Army expenditures had peaked in 2011, at $515 million. This is the first time expenditures dropped below $200…

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Fort Irwin history – February 1961 Air Force pilot crashes at Bicycle Lake

Posted February 3, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

On Feb. 13, 1961, four F-100 Super Sabre aircraft took off from Cannon AFB, New Mexico, on a routine flight to George AFB in Southern California. While approaching George AFB the pilots of two of the aircraft requested “direction finding steers” — a system used to guide the pilot back on course to the airfield….

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U.S., coalition Soldiers extract teammate from enemy lines using drone feed

Posted January 27, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull

Before he enlisted, Spec. Erik Salmon was a traveler, fond of seeing new places and experiencing different cultures. Since deploying to Iraq in May 2016 with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 26-year-old intelligence analyst has been confined to tiny Camp Swift, behind dirt barriers, concrete walls and concertina wire.

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Turbans, beards, dreadlocks now permissible for some Soldiers

Posted January 25, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Female Soldiers may now wear dreadlocks and male Soldiers whose religious faith requires beards and turbans may now seek permanent accommodation.

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Soldiers test Stryker upgraded with 30mm cannon, more upgrades to come

Posted January 25, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

For the first time, Soldiers got to unleash the distinct "brrrt" gunfire of a 30-millimeter cannon mounted on top of a Stryker combat vehicle as part of testing last week at Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground, the program's manager said Jan. 23.

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Fanning, Murphy send farewell message to the force

Posted January 20, 2017 by Secretary Eric Fanning and Under Secretary Patrick Murphy

Army photograph by John Martinez Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, right, and Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, travel to the Army vs Air Force football game on Nov. 4, 2016. To the Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the U.S. Army, It has been the greatest honor of our lives to serve alongside…

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Social media could be powerful suicide prevention tool, Army secretary says

Posted January 20, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

As an Army officer in Iraq, Daniel Feehan relied on his driver to keep him safe while they traveled on dangerous missions. But once they were back on home soil, Feehan said, he failed to do the same for his driver, Spec. Sergio Betts, when Betts made a call for help.

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Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

Posted January 18, 2017 by David McNally

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10.

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Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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