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Army seeks better, lighter munitions for UAS, attack helicopters, general says

Posted May 4, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army needs a family of lightweight, longer-range precision munitions to fire from its fleet of unmanned aerial systems and attack helicopters, said Maj. Gen. Frank Tate.

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New Army aircraft will be durable, lethal, unmanned for modern conflicts

Posted April 30, 2018 by David Vergun

What Army aviation needs now is an aircraft that "can cut through an integrated air defense network and overcome anti-access, area-denial threats to dominate the corridor for the maneuver force to flow through," said Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen, director of the Army's Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team.

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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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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Posted April 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Service members seeing first fruits of Army acquisition changes

Posted April 20, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited For Belvoir, Va., April 17 to see the results of the service’s new modernization strategy. Three leaders of the Army’s cross-functional teams accompanied McCarthy. Program Executive Office Soldier sponsored the visit.

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Army looks to modernize safety doctrine

Posted April 18, 2018 by Lori Yerdon

Sweeping changes to Army Safety doctrine, training, and ease of accident reporting are the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center's top priorities, explained Brig. Gen David J. Francis as he addressed safety professionals from around the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command recently.

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Soldiers, Marines bring Joint Light Tactical Vehicle operational testing to completion

Posted April 18, 2018 by Michael M Novogradac

Marines and Soldiers will finish testing the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle April 19 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

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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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