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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

Posted January 6, 2017 by By David Vergun

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties. The OPAT also will be used to assess some Soldiers who are reclassifying into a different MOS. Army Recruiting Command estimates that the OPAT will be administered to about 80,000…

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Proposed Expert Action Badge to honor, motivate Soldiers

Posted April 3, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

While tackling concerns about the Expert Action Badge, senior enlisted leaders stressed Thursday in a virtual town hall that the goal of the badge is to enhance readiness, not discount the efforts of infantrymen or medics with similar skill badges.

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TRADOC to release active shooter mobile app that will educate, save lives

Posted July 12, 2017 by Joseph Lacdan

Soon, Soldiers and civilians will be mere taps away from contacting emergency teams in the event of an active shooter.

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Army Materiel Command focuses on modernization of the future force

Posted October 30, 2017 by Devon Suits

U.S. Army Materiel Command is pivoting its strategic focus to better align with modernization priorities set by senior Army leaders. The move is expected to enable the readiness and resilience of the future force.

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Army training looks at human dimension

Posted June 24, 2016 by Desiree Dillehay

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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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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U.S. Army 3-D prints a building

Posted August 25, 2017 by Michael Jazdyk

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Ill., has successfully three-dimensionally printed a 512 square-foot concrete structure.

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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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