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New Opportunity for Transitioning Soldiers

Posted October 7, 2016 by

U.S. Army Soldiers looking for civilian employment while transitioning to the civilian sector, now have a unique career skills opportunity here, offered through Airstreams Renewable Inc. Soldiers who are 180 days from expiration – terms of service (ETS), can attend a seven week accelerated training course in the challenging career field of wind and other…

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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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New incentives bundled into retention bonus program

Posted May 12, 2017 by David Vergun

Active-duty Soldiers have a two-week decision window from May 10 to May 23 to apply for the Selective Retention Bonus Program, which has some new sweeteners added as a way to entice those now on active duty to continue serving.

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Army releases tool to educate Soldiers on selection board process

Posted July 30, 2016 by Daniela Vestal

An online training tool for soldiers interested in understanding how the enlisted selection board process works is now available.

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Army researchers tackle a tiny enemy: sand

Posted November 7, 2016 by David McNally

Armor offers reliable protection against external forces, but what if the enemy is so small that it can take aircraft down from the inside?

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Unit beefs up tanks with ‘reactive’ armor

Posted March 6, 2017 by Capt. Malcolm Rios

Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look that improves the overall defensive capabilities of the tank.

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Soldiers, communities around the world celebrate the Army’s 242nd birthday

Posted June 16, 2017 by Crystal D Marshall

Army installations around the world are celebrating the Army's 242nd birthday today, June 14. The types of celebrations are as varied and unique as each of the bases where they take place, but they all celebrate the enduring value of the Army and the service of its Soldiers in its 242 years of existence.

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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Posted August 26, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike.

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Focusing On Mental Toughness

Posted January 6, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

United Sates Army Soldiers and civilians completed a 10 day Master Resilience Training (MRT) with intention to share their newly developed skills with their respective units here, Dec. 9. The thirty participants were immersed in techniques to help boost their mental strength, giving them tactics to bounce back from adversity. “It’s really important to focus…

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Installation heads link thoughtful BRAC round to cost savings

Posted April 3, 2017 by David Vergun

About 22 percent of installation facilities across the Army are excess, according to J. Randall Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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