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Army secretary wants nation to understand its Army better

Posted September 2, 2016 by By Ms. Stephanie Slater (TRADOC)

JOINT BASE EUSTIS-LANGLEY, Va. – Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning wants the nation at large to understand its Army better. His intent is not a personal goal, but rather a mission he has directed the Army to take, he said during a recent visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 25, 2016. Fanning’s…

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Army partners with finance guru to offer free financial advice to Soldiers

Posted January 6, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

The Army has enlisted the help of personal finance expert Suze Orman to educate Soldiers and their families on money matters so they don't fall victim to predatory loans, mounting credit card debt or other financial issues.

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Deep fires in a distributed battlefield

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story by Jason Miller

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Battery, 2-20th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted a unique crucible training exercise at the National Training Center, by providing rocket artillery support to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, meanwhile processing fire missions over 1,000 miles away at Fort Sill, Okla., March 15. “This is an opportunity for our…

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101st Airborne soldiers train with Air Force counterparts on lifesaving water training

Posted July 14, 2017 by Army Sgt. Marcus Floyd

Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assisted Airmen near Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in completing lifesaving overwater training on June 29.

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K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment TOW-ITAS Live Fire

Posted June 29, 2016 by

FORT IRWIN, California — In the morning of June 2, 2016, at the National Training Center, Killer Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided live fire exercise with the Improved Target Acquisition System on both mounted and dismounted platforms. The purpose of this exercise was to provide training and…

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Milley: Army on cusp of profound, fundamental change

Posted October 7, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

The future of the Army may not involve divisions, corps, tanks or Bradley fighting vehicles, said the Army's chief of staff. And that future isn't 100 years away, or even 50. It's only about 25 to 30 years away.

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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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Commanders expect contractors to deliver capability, say leaders

Posted May 15, 2017 by David Vergun

When a commander needs a capability, there's an expectation that the contractor hired to provide that capability "is going to come trained to be able to execute that mission and step up immediately, just like it's a tank company or some other entity that can hit the ground running," said Jay T. Carr.

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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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Soldiers, researchers test prototype uniforms during Combined Resolve VII

Posted November 23, 2016 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army researchers who are developing a wool-based fabric blend are aiming to improve combat uniforms while also boosting U.S. manufacturing jobs.

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