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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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Soldiers urged to participate in gender relations survey

Posted July 28, 2016 by David Vergun

About 700,000 invites to participate in a biennial gender relations study have gone out to active duty service members across the Department of Defense via email.

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4 myths about combat vehicles, debunked by Lt. Gen. McMaster

Posted November 4, 2016 by

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a unique situation that the Army doesn’t currently have a ground combat vehicle under development, said Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster Jr. That hasn’t happened since World War I. “At current funding levels, the Bradley and Abrams will remain in the inventory for 50 to 70 more years,” he said…

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Raider Brigade synchronizes effects during CALFEX

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story by Maj. Randy Ready

There was more noise than usual coming from Fort Stewart throughout the month of February as 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division practiced synchronizing battlefield effects during company-level combined arms live-fire exercises. The CALFEXs were part of the brigade’s training progression in preparation for their rotation to the National Training Center at Fort…

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Communication and preparation necessary skills for combat operations

Posted June 8, 2017 by Sgt. DeUndra Brown

During a National Training Center rotation, Soldiers build necessary skills that help them prepare for combat operations.

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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

Posted August 24, 2016 by David Vergun

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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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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Proposed Expert Action Badge to honor, motivate Soldiers

Posted April 3, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

While tackling concerns about the Expert Action Badge, senior enlisted leaders stressed Thursday in a virtual town hall that the goal of the badge is to enhance readiness, not discount the efforts of infantrymen or medics with similar skill badges.

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TRADOC to release active shooter mobile app that will educate, save lives

Posted July 12, 2017 by Joseph Lacdan

Soon, Soldiers and civilians will be mere taps away from contacting emergency teams in the event of an active shooter.

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Army training looks at human dimension

Posted June 24, 2016 by Desiree Dillehay

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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