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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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Army aims to field new weapon sight that wirelessly pairs with night vision goggles

Posted August 3, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

In the next 18 months or so, the Army expects to field two new systems to dismounted Soldiers that will allow for more rapid acquisition of targets, even those hidden by darkness, smoke or fog.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Posted November 13, 2017 by David Vergun

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

Posted July 16, 2016 by Sgt. Walter Lowell

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

Posted October 17, 2016 by Airman Grace Nichols

Air Force photograph by Airman Grace Nichols Special Agent Adam Boccher and his wife Brittany Boccher push their son, Blake, in a swing, Sept. 9, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The accessible therapeutic swing was unveiled at the playground near the base’s Exceptional Family Member Program building. Military families are often asked…

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Posted February 17, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

Posted May 24, 2017 by David Vergun

A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping Soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes.

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Army accelerates fielding of mission-command vehicle upgrades

Posted September 1, 2017 by Dan Lafontaine

The Army is ramping up fielding improved mission-command hardware and software that provide increased situational awareness, chat capability and less complex user interfaces for Soldiers in combat vehicles.

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…

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Army to test new armored vehicles as it updates older platforms

Posted December 14, 2016 by David Vergun

The first armored multipurpose Vehicle, or AMPV, is scheduled to be handed over to the Army Dec. 15 for testing.

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