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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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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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Networked mission command requires ‘seamless framework,’ say Army leaders

Posted February 15, 2017 by Devon Suits

The future of networked mission command faces a number of challenges, chief among them being a current reliance on a variety of different networks -- all with their own specialties, systems, and communications methods.

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The M119 howitzer platform gets a new muzzle brake design

Posted February 15, 2017 by Lauren Poindexter

Army photograph The M119 105mm howitzer, outfitted with the LBOP muzzle brake, ready for live-fire testing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Engineers from Watervliet Arsenal have designed a 105 mm low blast overpressure muzzle brake, or LBOP. It’s the first large caliber muzzle brake designed specifically for an existing gun system. Muzzle brake…

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Posted February 8, 2017 by David Vergun

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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IMCOM’S Transition Assistance Program helps Army save $900 million

Posted February 3, 2017 by By Leslie Hargett, IMCOM G1 and William Bradner

Unemployment Compensation for Soldiers leaving the Army during fiscal year 2016 dropped to the lowest amount recorded in 13 years. The Army ended the year at $172.8 million, according to the Department of Labor’s unemployment compensation report.  Army expenditures had peaked in 2011, at $515 million. This is the first time expenditures dropped below $200…

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Fort Irwin history – February 1961 Air Force pilot crashes at Bicycle Lake

Posted February 3, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

On Feb. 13, 1961, four F-100 Super Sabre aircraft took off from Cannon AFB, New Mexico, on a routine flight to George AFB in Southern California. While approaching George AFB the pilots of two of the aircraft requested “direction finding steers” — a system used to guide the pilot back on course to the airfield….

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U.S., coalition Soldiers extract teammate from enemy lines using drone feed

Posted January 27, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull

Before he enlisted, Spec. Erik Salmon was a traveler, fond of seeing new places and experiencing different cultures. Since deploying to Iraq in May 2016 with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 26-year-old intelligence analyst has been confined to tiny Camp Swift, behind dirt barriers, concrete walls and concertina wire.

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Turbans, beards, dreadlocks now permissible for some Soldiers

Posted January 25, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Female Soldiers may now wear dreadlocks and male Soldiers whose religious faith requires beards and turbans may now seek permanent accommodation.

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Soldiers test Stryker upgraded with 30mm cannon, more upgrades to come

Posted January 25, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

For the first time, Soldiers got to unleash the distinct "brrrt" gunfire of a 30-millimeter cannon mounted on top of a Stryker combat vehicle as part of testing last week at Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground, the program's manager said Jan. 23.

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