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Army secretary highlights Futures Command, readiness in congressional testimony

Posted March 23, 2018 by David Vergun,

"Our competitors are seeking to alter global strategic realities for their own benefit, often at the expense of U.S. interests and those of our allies and partners," said Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper during a testimony Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee.

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Revived Roving Sands exercise teaches air defense units mobility, expeditionary warfare

Posted March 21, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

On a vast stretch of desert in southern New Mexico, the Army resurrected the Roving Sands exercise earlier this month as part of an effort to remain vigilant against an array of potential worldwide aerial threats.

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Budget flexibility, Congress’ support can help Army modernize

Posted March 16, 2018 by C. Todd Lopez

The Army is grateful for increases offered in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, said the service's secretary, but added greater flexibility on how to use that money is needed to make the best use of it.

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Lighter, faster, smaller equipment needed for Soldiers to win, says Gen. Townsend

Posted March 12, 2018 by David Vergun

"Our troops need equipment that is more effective -- lighter, faster and smaller. That is going to be a theme of mine," said the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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Army developing system to allow Soldiers to see buried bombs for route clearance

Posted March 12, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

The Army is developing technology that visually alerts Soldiers to hidden explosives in the ground rather than just providing them an audible notification during use of mine detector equipment.

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Army, Marine Corps begin testing new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Posted March 9, 2018 by Sherman Jennings,

Marines and Soldiers have started testing the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in eastern California's Mojave Desert at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center.

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NCO induction ceremony passes traditions, values to new sergeants

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Twenty-eight Soldiers from the 916th Support Brigade joined the ranks of the Non-Commissioned Officer Corps during an induction ceremony at the National Training Center Feb. 16. The traditional rite of passage marks the Soldiers’ transition from junior enlisted personnel to sergeants. NCOs are known as the “Backbone of the Army,” charged…

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Fried eggs, burros attract visitors to Old Route 66 gold town

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

OATMAN, Ariz. — In 1863, prospector and mountain man John T. Moss was wandering the Black Mountains of Arizona. He, like so many other men of the time, dreamed of finding the “Mother Load” and becoming wealthy off a big gold strike. He had ridden with the Pony Express, acted as a scout for the…

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Vice chief testifies how Army is addressing threats through modernization, other capabilities

Posted February 21, 2018 by David Vergun

The last time a Soldier was killed by enemy aircraft on the battlefield was in 1953, during the Korean War, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville.

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Fewer non-deployable soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

Posted February 12, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the frequency of permanent-change-of-station moves, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper said at a meeting with service organizations.

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