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New incentives bundled into retention bonus program

Posted May 12, 2017 by David Vergun

Active-duty Soldiers have a two-week decision window from May 10 to May 23 to apply for the Selective Retention Bonus Program, which has some new sweeteners added as a way to entice those now on active duty to continue serving.

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Acting Army secretary ‘very impressed’ by readiness training at NTC

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

Robert M. Speer, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, visited the National Training Center here Saturday to observe readiness training in a realistic operational environment that simulates the conditions today’s U.S. Soldiers face in combat. The Army’s top civilian began his visit at the National Urban Warfare Center (NUWC) located at Razish, where he witnessed…

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Retaking Barasu

Posted May 5, 2017 by

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Edge, 11th ACR FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers from Blackjack Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, defend their position in the town of Barasu in the National Training Center while attempting to recapture the city held by the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Regiment, Feb. 20,…

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Air Assualt Easy Troop

Posted May 5, 2017 by

U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski, 11th ACR FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment prepare to execute an air assault training exercise near the city of Dezashah in the National Training Center, supported by the 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, Feb. 28, 2017. The intent…

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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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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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(U.S. Army photo by Spc. JD Sacharok, Operations Group, National Training Center)
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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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