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Fried eggs, burros attract visitors to Old Route 66 gold town

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

OATMAN, Ariz. — In 1863, prospector and mountain man John T. Moss was wandering the Black Mountains of Arizona. He, like so many other men of the time, dreamed of finding the “Mother Load” and becoming wealthy off a big gold strike. He had ridden with the Pony Express, acted as a scout for the…

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How the Army is training for the digital conflict

Posted August 3, 2018 by emmauribe

Cyber will undoubtedly be part of any future conflict and the Army is looking to bolster the role of cyber in exercise scenarios. Most notably, the National Training Center at Fort Irwin — working with Army headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, as well as Forces Command — is experimenting with how to insert cyber capabilities…

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Army fields new handgun system to military police

Posted February 20, 2019 by Dawn M Arden

The U.S. Army began fielding M17 and M18 Modular Handgun Systems to the Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood ,Mo., in December to replace the force's aging Beretta M9, a weapon that has been in use since the mid-1980s and is quickly reaching its serviceability limits.

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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted September 4, 2015 by Exchange news release

DALLAS (Aug. 26) – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service paid a dividend of $224 million in 2014 to morale, welfare and recreation efforts for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs such as youth…

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Teamwork is key to preventing Soldier suicides, experts say

Posted September 9, 2016 by David Vergun

Staff Sgt. Miguel Sierra vividly recalls himself and his staff handling logistical matters in the aftermath of a sailor committing suicide.

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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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Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

Posted November 6, 2017 by David Vergun

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.

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Rotation Wrap-up

Posted April 6, 2018 by

With no rotational training unit scheduled for March, units at the National Training Center took advantage of the opportunity to complete their own training exercises. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, which serves as the NTC’s world class opposing force during rotations, conducted live fire training in preparation for the Army’s Sullivan Cup Best Tank Crew…

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