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‘Tiger’ Squadron claims victory, ready for NTC

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill

FORT HOOD, Texas — Troopers from 1st Squadron “Tiger,” 3rd Cavalry Regiment, participated in an urban training exercise Dec. 7, 2017, officially ending their month-long training exercise, in preparation for the regiment’s upcoming rotation at the National Training Center, at Fort Irwin, California early next year. The mission begins in the early afternoon, under dark…

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California wildfires: State Military Reservists answer the call

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Air Force Senior Airman Crystal Housman

JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — When the California National Guard was activated in early December to aid fire relief efforts in the southern part of the state, the California State Military Reserve’s Installation Support Command also answered the call. Two dozen Soldiers from the ISC here stood up on emergency state active…

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As early retirement program ends, Soldiers have until Jan 15 to apply

Posted December 29, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

The Army is terminating the use of temporary early retirement authority, or TERA, for Soldiers with less than 20, but at least 15 years of service.

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Remote combat vehicles to punch as hard as Abrams tanks, says expert

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

Within five years, the Army would like to start testing remote combat vehicle prototypes, known as RCVs, which are unmanned, as light and as fast as a Stryker, but provide the same level of firepower as an M-1 Abrams tank, said Maj. Alan L. Stephens.

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US Army Futures Command to reform modernization, says secretary of the Army

Posted December 11, 2017 by David Vergun

The new U.S. Army Futures Command with its eight cross-functional teams, or CFTs, will provide the unity of effort and command needed to reduce the requirements development process from 60 months down to around 12, said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper yesterday.

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Army secretary commits to building a more lethal, agile force during visit to NTC

Posted December 6, 2017 by Codi Kozacek

Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1, 2017.

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Next Generation Combat Vehicle must be effective in megacities, FORSCOM commander says

Posted December 4, 2017 by David Vergun

The likelihood is high that the Army won't get to pick the time and place of its choosing for the next battle, said Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command. But it's likely that the next battle will take place in a megacity.

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Army fields Modular Handgun System ahead of schedule

Posted December 4, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

In an effort to improve Soldier and unit lethality, the Army fielded the new Modular Handgun System to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 18 months ahead of schedule, according to Lt. Col. Steven Power, product manager for individual weapons within Program Executive Office Soldier.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

Posted November 17, 2017 by T'Jae Ellis

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Posted November 13, 2017 by David Vergun

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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