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Letterkenny introduces new version of mine-resistant combat vehicle

Posted August 5, 2016 by

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A ceremony celebrating the successful production of the latest version of the RG31, a mine-resistant ambush protected route clearance vehicle, was held on July 19 at Letterkenny Army Depot. The rollout ceremony featured the latest variant of the RG31’s configuration. Among the improvements were an engine upgrade from 275 to 300 horsepower;…

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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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Out in the Box

Posted August 5, 2016 by

Photos by Staff Sgt. Warren Wright, 1st ABCT Public Affairs Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct test firing of their main weapon systems at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. July 26. The “Devil “ Brigade is currently preparing to move into their two-week training cycle where they…

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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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Soldiers urged to participate in gender relations survey

Posted July 28, 2016 by David Vergun

About 700,000 invites to participate in a biennial gender relations study have gone out to active duty service members across the Department of Defense via email.

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Department of the Army announces upcoming deployment

Posted July 28, 2016 by

The Department of the Army announced today the deployment of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, with about 800 soldiers to Afghanistan in the summer of 2016. This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. “I could not be more proud of…

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Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

Posted July 23, 2016 by Amanda Rominiecki

In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., sit nearly 50 men in uniform, waiting for their mission during an upcoming test event. They're sporting Army Combat Uniforms, standard-issue boots, a crane hook protruding from their heads, and a plethora of color-coded wires spilling out the back of their necks.

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

Posted July 23, 2016 by David Vergun

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

Posted July 16, 2016 by Sgt. Walter Lowell

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Soldiers tackle the ‘hard part’ of war: logistics

Posted July 16, 2016 by SSgt. Corinna Baltos

As the U.S. and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq in November of 1990, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. observed, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."

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