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Raider Brigade synchronizes effects during CALFEX

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story by Maj. Randy Ready

There was more noise than usual coming from Fort Stewart throughout the month of February as 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division practiced synchronizing battlefield effects during company-level combined arms live-fire exercises. The CALFEXs were part of the brigade’s training progression in preparation for their rotation to the National Training Center at Fort…

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HRC leaders discuss program changes, promotions

Posted February 24, 2017 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Retention control points, promotions and noncommissioned officer evaluation reports were among the topics discussed during the Human Resources Command Road Show sessions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Feb. 15. During the HRC Road Show, senior leaders from the Human Resources Command are traveling from installation to installation to discuss changes to current programs and initiatives….

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Army implements new, improved ammunition management system

Posted February 24, 2017 by Terrance Bell

The Army is implementing an updated ammunition management system with significantly improved cyber-attack resistance, greater transparency for ammunition managers, and easier functionality for operators. The Standard Army Ammunition System used by the service’s active and reserve components to manage and control ammunition supply operations has received an update that significantly enhances its capability. System implementation…

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

Posted February 17, 2017 by Master Sgt. Crista Mary Mack

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Posted February 17, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Networked mission command requires ‘seamless framework,’ say Army leaders

Posted February 15, 2017 by Devon Suits

The future of networked mission command faces a number of challenges, chief among them being a current reliance on a variety of different networks -- all with their own specialties, systems, and communications methods.

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The M119 howitzer platform gets a new muzzle brake design

Posted February 15, 2017 by Lauren Poindexter

Army photograph The M119 105mm howitzer, outfitted with the LBOP muzzle brake, ready for live-fire testing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Engineers from Watervliet Arsenal have designed a 105 mm low blast overpressure muzzle brake, or LBOP. It’s the first large caliber muzzle brake designed specifically for an existing gun system. Muzzle brake…

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Posted February 8, 2017 by David Vergun

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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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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