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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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Turbans, beards, dreadlocks now permissible for some Soldiers

Posted January 25, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Female Soldiers may now wear dreadlocks and male Soldiers whose religious faith requires beards and turbans may now seek permanent accommodation.

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The top 10 Army modernization efforts of 2016

Posted December 30, 2016 by David Vergun

Supporting the fight around the globe means providing Soldiers with the most advanced technology available. The Army must ride the wave of technology or risk being left behind.

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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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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted September 4, 2015 by Exchange news release

DALLAS (Aug. 26) – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service paid a dividend of $224 million in 2014 to morale, welfare and recreation efforts for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs such as youth…

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Army offering 2-year enlistments for 91 MOSs

Posted March 27, 2017 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Glenn Fawcett Army recruits in basic training deliver a call shortly after running an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. The Army is allowing two-year enlistments for select military occupational specialties. The Army now has two-year enlistment options for 91 military occupational specialties as a new incentive to offer…

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Secretary of the Army, wife, address successes and challenges at Fort Irwin

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

In her first visit to Fort Irwin, Leah Esper, the Secretary of the Army’s spouse, had the chance to hear from more than a dozen spouses and leaders about what’s working and where help is needed on post. Some of the topics discussed, included hiring and pre-employment training for spouses, childcare options and waiting lists,…

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Cohesive teams will thrive in ambiguity

Posted October 5, 2016 by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey

As the world becomes increasingly complex, it is difficult to predict the next challenge to American interests and, therefore, difficult to prepare our Army for what may lie ahead so we must be prepared for anything, anytime, anywhere.

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Mobile command post advances set the course for survivability and overmatch

Posted August 15, 2018 by Kathryn Bailey

Army command post stakeholders recently attended a demonstration here that featured emerging expeditionary mission command technologies with one primary benchmark -- mobility.

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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Posted September 2, 2016 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — 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. “It impressed upon me…

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