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Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

Posted April 19, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone.

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The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 / XM18

Posted July 24, 2017 by

Army photograph by SFC Teddy Wade Sgt. Luis Cruz fires a M9 pistol during the 2017 Army Materiel Command’s Best Warrior Competition July 18, 2017, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. The Army’s new modular handgun, the XM17 and XM18 will be fielded by the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., in November.   Sig Sauer…

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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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With new how-to-train manual, Army aims to improve readiness

Posted October 14, 2016 by David Vergun

The Army recently introduced a new version of its premier training manual to help leaders from sergeants to generals improve their unit's readiness.

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Networked mission command requires ‘seamless framework,’ say Army leaders

Posted February 15, 2017 by Devon Suits

The future of networked mission command faces a number of challenges, chief among them being a current reliance on a variety of different networks -- all with their own specialties, systems, and communications methods.

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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

Posted May 23, 2017 by Nikki Ficken

An advanced Army simulator is reducing risks and saving costs at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

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Fort Bliss soldiers face mock chemical attack in Mojave Desert

Posted September 1, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — An artillery shell falls from the sky and bursts on the ground, spreading its deadly gas. The field headquarters of Fort Bliss’ 2nd Brigade Combat Team has been hit. Soldiers scurry for cover, while others quickly change into gas masks and chemical gear and hunt for the perpetrators. The gas attack…

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…

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Army crowdsources ideas for innovation

Posted December 14, 2016 by David Vergun

In October, the Army launched Army Ideas for Innovation, or AI2, a digital crowdsourcing program that solicits ideas for how the Army can become more innovative.

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