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Basic training might be lengthened, says Army secretary

Posted April 6, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army wants Soldiers who complete basic combat training and advanced individual training to be ready to deploy "on day one" once they reach their units, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper.

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Sustainment functions, communication a focus as 3rd ABCT Soldiers prepare for NTC

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Pvt. Matthew Marcellus

FORT BLISS, Texas — Soldiers assigned to 123rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, participated in a live-fire exercise at Camp McGregor, New Mexico, March 15. The training exercise, part of the Bulldog Focus exercise that lasted several weeks and focused on readiness and communication, prepared the Soldiers for an…

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SFAB roadshow visits NTC

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Soldiers from across the National Training Center gathered at the post theater last month to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB). The SFAB recruiting team discussed the important mission of advising and assisting partner nations. Sgt. Maj. Matthew Quick, SFAB recruiting and retention sergeant major, said…

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Rotation Wrap-up

Posted April 6, 2018 by

With no rotational training unit scheduled for March, units at the National Training Center took advantage of the opportunity to complete their own training exercises. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, which serves as the NTC’s world class opposing force during rotations, conducted live fire training in preparation for the Army’s Sullivan Cup Best Tank Crew…

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Tenn. Guard’s 278th ACR to train at NTC ahead of deployment in support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Maj. Randy Harris

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ­— Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, announced March 2 that elements of the Knoxville based 278th ACR will deploy this summer as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U). More than two hundred 278th Soldiers will assist the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the continued development of a premier Combat Training…

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Army secretary lays out modernization vision, priorities in visit to historic Army arsenal

Posted April 4, 2018 by John B. Snyder

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper March 30 made his first visit to the Army's historic Watervliet Arsenal in New York to assess the arsenal's ability to support the rising readiness challenges facing today's and tomorrow's Soldiers.

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Army to change NCO Professional Development System to maximize college credit opportunities

Posted March 30, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

Army photograph by Spec. Dustin D. Biven Sgt. Maj. Terry Preston stands in front of a formation of 1st Infantry Division Soldiers during a transfer of authority ceremony held in Poznan, Poland, Feb. 28, 2018. The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is refining the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System to prepare personnel for the…

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Army secretary highlights Futures Command, readiness in congressional testimony

Posted March 23, 2018 by David Vergun,

"Our competitors are seeking to alter global strategic realities for their own benefit, often at the expense of U.S. interests and those of our allies and partners," said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper during a testimony Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee.

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Revived Roving Sands exercise teaches air defense units mobility, expeditionary warfare

Posted March 21, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

On a vast stretch of desert in southern New Mexico, the Army resurrected the Roving Sands exercise earlier this month as part of an effort to remain vigilant against an array of potential worldwide aerial threats.

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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

Posted March 16, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

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