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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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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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3,000 voting assistance officers stand ready to help soldiers register

Posted August 12, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This election season, many Soldiers will face the same crucial question, and it’s not necessarily the one you think. It’s not, “Who do I vote for?” It’s “Can I vote?” For the many Soldiers stationed overseas or facing deployments, the answer isn’t always clear. In 2014, 69 percent of the active-duty Army was registered to…

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…

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Army engineer invents lightweight ballistic combat shirt, wins award

Posted August 5, 2016 by

NATICK, Mass. — When Army engineer Robert DiLalla set out to develop a new design for Soldier protection, he knew he had to break the mold. The result of his revolutionary approach, which focuses on the Soldier as an athlete, is the game-changing, Ballistic Combat Shirt, a new lightweight body armor system. “We set out…

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Letterkenny introduces new version of mine-resistant combat vehicle

Posted August 5, 2016 by

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A ceremony celebrating the successful production of the latest version of the RG31, a mine-resistant ambush protected route clearance vehicle, was held on July 19 at Letterkenny Army Depot. The rollout ceremony featured the latest variant of the RG31’s configuration. Among the improvements were an engine upgrade from 275 to 300 horsepower;…

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Neuroscience advances could boost battlefield performance

Posted August 5, 2016 by

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Army News Service) — Advances in brain science could lead to improvements in performance and decision making, changing the way Soldiers fight in the near future. The improvements could include increased effectiveness in detecting and engaging the enemy and increased alertness while driving through the battlespace, according to Dr. Jean Vettel,…

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Out in the Box

Posted August 5, 2016 by

Photos by Staff Sgt. Warren Wright, 1st ABCT Public Affairs Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct test firing of their main weapon systems at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. July 26. The “Devil “ Brigade is currently preparing to move into their two-week training cycle where they…

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