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Better communication with industry key to improving contracting, says ACC commander

Posted April 28, 2017 by David Vergun

War fighters are best supported by giving them what they need to fight in a timely manner, said Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson.

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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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New Hunter, Killer platform undergoes testing at MFIX 2017

Posted April 15, 2017 by Monica K. Guthrie

As technology advances, so too does the need for Soldiers to be able to multitask without forfeiting their primary duty. With new multi-domain platforms, the Army hopes to give Soldiers the equipment to handle the added responsibility.

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Army CID extends opportunity for commissioned officers from any MOS to become warrant officer special agents

Posted April 7, 2017 by

QUANTICO, Va. — On the heels of 15 officers recently resigning their commission to transition into the warrant officer ranks as a U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) special agent, the Army has extended the application deadline to May 15, 2017 for the next round of motivated applicants willing to pursue careers as federal agents…

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Deep fires in a distributed battlefield

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story by Jason Miller

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Battery, 2-20th Field Artillery Regiment, conducted a unique crucible training exercise at the National Training Center, by providing rocket artillery support to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, meanwhile processing fire missions over 1,000 miles away at Fort Sill, Okla., March 15. “This is an opportunity for our…

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Installation heads link thoughtful BRAC round to cost savings

Posted April 3, 2017 by David Vergun

About 22 percent of installation facilities across the Army are excess, according to J. Randall Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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Proposed Expert Action Badge to honor, motivate Soldiers

Posted April 3, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

While tackling concerns about the Expert Action Badge, senior enlisted leaders stressed Thursday in a virtual town hall that the goal of the badge is to enhance readiness, not discount the efforts of infantrymen or medics with similar skill badges.

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Army Corps of Engineers making ‘significant progress’ in cleanups

Posted April 3, 2017 by David Vergun

The Army Corps of Engineers has made "significant progress" in the cleanup of chemicals, toxins, radiation and other types of pollution at 5,357 sites across the United States, according to Lt. General Todd T. Semonite.

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Army offering 2-year enlistments for 91 MOSs

Posted March 27, 2017 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Glenn Fawcett Army recruits in basic training deliver a call shortly after running an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. The Army is allowing two-year enlistments for select military occupational specialties. The Army now has two-year enlistment options for 91 military occupational specialties as a new incentive to offer…

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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

Posted March 27, 2017 by Gary Sheftick

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials.

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