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OTC tests latest Apache helicopter radar signal detecting set

Posted September 1, 2017 by by Maj. Matthew Miskowski

Thirty of U.S. Army’s finest accomplished the Follow-on Test (FOT) of the AN/APR-39D(V) Radar Signal Detecting Set  at Inyokern, California, both increasing unit readiness and informing acquisition fielding decisions for the Army. Bearcat Co., of the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, planned their warfighting missions in a hangar at the Inyokern public…

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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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State of the Infantry: Updates to marksmanship, training

Posted April 27, 2018 by David Vergun

The U.S. is being challenged by a number of near-peer adversaries and, to a certain extent, terrorist organizations, said Brig. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue, Infantry School Commandant, Maneuver Center of Excellence.

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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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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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New Army jungle wear gives trench foot the boot

Posted March 8, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The standard issue combat boot most Soldiers wear today, the one most commonly worn in Iraq and Afghanistan, is great for sandy dunes, hot dry weather, and asphalt. But it's proven not so good in hot and wet environments. So the Army has developed a new jungle boot that some Soldiers will see this year.

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Prototypes rapidly deliver cyber capabilities

Posted June 21, 2017 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Serving as "test drives" for possible Army systems of the future, prototypes are playing an increasingly vital role as a natural bridge between emerging technologies and more mature solutions that are part of official programs of record.

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Col. Christopher R. Norrie takes command of Operations Group

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — In an Aug. 28th ceremony at the National Training Center, Col. Richard R. Coffman and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon A. Martin passed command of Operations Group to Col. Christopher R. Norrie and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Coffey. Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, commanding general of NTC and Fort Irwin, served as…

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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

Posted February 12, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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