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Unmanned aerial system improves situational awareness and mission performance

Posted July 3, 2017 by Nikki Ficken

The Aviation Development Directorate has developed a system enabling an air mission commander to manage multiple unmanned aerial systems simultaneously, resulting in faster completion of mission tasks without increasing operator workload.

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Keeping aviation skills sharp

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photos by Jason Miller

Soldiers with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade here, took to the skies on a training mission deep into the National Training Center, Dec. 3. The mission was straightforward: deliver a ground force commander with security team, utilizing three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, for a 45-minute key leader engagement with the mayor of the training…

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Survivor shares harrowing acount of his attempted suicide

Posted September 28, 2016 by Adrienne Anderson

Kevin Hines jumped off of the Golden Gate Bridge 16 years ago and survived. He described it as "one of the most violent and scary ways imaginable" to die.

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Social media could be powerful suicide prevention tool, Army secretary says

Posted January 20, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

As an Army officer in Iraq, Daniel Feehan relied on his driver to keep him safe while they traveled on dangerous missions. But once they were back on home soil, Feehan said, he failed to do the same for his driver, Spec. Sergio Betts, when Betts made a call for help.

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It’s time to move past incremental modernization in aviation, says major general

Posted May 1, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army must move past incremental modernization to existing systems and make the leap forward to new capabilities if it wants to maintain overmatch against adversaries, said Maj. Gen. Robert Marion.

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

Posted July 23, 2016 by David Vergun

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

Posted October 19, 2016 by Sean Kimmons

When Amy Moore saw her husband's commanding general and a chaplain getting out of a vehicle parked in front of her home, she expected the worst.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

Posted February 17, 2017 by Master Sgt. Crista Mary Mack

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Multi-domain battle requires non-stovepipe solutions, say leaders

Posted May 26, 2017 by David Vergun

During a recent military exercise with Australian soldiers, it took them two hours to establish connectivity with U.S. systems, said Gen. Robert B. Brown.

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3,000 voting assistance officers stand ready to help soldiers register

Posted August 12, 2016 by C. Todd Lopez

This election season, many Soldiers will face the same crucial question, and it’s not necessarily the one you think. It’s not, “Who do I vote for?” It’s “Can I vote?” For the many Soldiers stationed overseas or facing deployments, the answer isn’t always clear. In 2014, 69 percent of the active-duty Army was registered to…

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