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Fanning, Murphy send farewell message to the force

Posted January 20, 2017 by Secretary Eric Fanning and Under Secretary Patrick Murphy

Army photograph by John Martinez Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, right, and Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, travel to the Army vs Air Force football game on Nov. 4, 2016. To the Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the U.S. Army, It has been the greatest honor of our lives to serve alongside…

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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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Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

Posted January 18, 2017 by David McNally

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10.

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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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New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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Army charts a course toward blended retirement in 2018

Posted January 11, 2017 by David Vergun

Beginning January 2018, a new Department of Defense enterprise-wide retirement system will go into effect.

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Army partners with finance guru to offer free financial advice to Soldiers

Posted January 6, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

The Army has enlisted the help of personal finance expert Suze Orman to educate Soldiers and their families on money matters so they don't fall victim to predatory loans, mounting credit card debt or other financial issues.

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Focusing On Mental Toughness

Posted January 6, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

United Sates Army Soldiers and civilians completed a 10 day Master Resilience Training (MRT) with intention to share their newly developed skills with their respective units here, Dec. 9. The thirty participants were immersed in techniques to help boost their mental strength, giving them tactics to bounce back from adversity. “It’s really important to focus…

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

Posted January 6, 2017 by By David Vergun

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties. The OPAT also will be used to assess some Soldiers who are reclassifying into a different MOS. Army Recruiting Command estimates that the OPAT will be administered to about 80,000…

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Army partners with finance guru to offer free financial advice to Soldiers

Posted January 6, 2017 by By Sean Kimmons

The Army has enlisted the help of personal finance expert Suze Orman to educate Soldiers and their families on money matters so they don’t fall victim to predatory loans, mounting credit card debt or other financial issues. Orman, a best-selling author and television personality, plans to offer her services free of charge to Soldiers, including…

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