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Army recognizes best Lean Six Sigma initiatives

Saving millions of dollars, the recipients of this year's Lean Six Sigma excellence awards reduced processing times, improved health of the force and increased readiness.

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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

An advanced Army simulator is reducing risks and saving costs at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

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First gender-integrated infantry one station unit training graduates

Over the last 18 months, the U.S. Army at Fort Benning has trained and graduated its first female Ranger course students, its first female Armor officers, and on May 19, 2017, the Army graduated its first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT).

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Commanders expect contractors to deliver capability, say leaders

When a commander needs a capability, there's an expectation that the contractor hired to provide that capability "is going to come trained to be able to execute that mission and step up immediately, just like it's a tank company or some other entity that can hit the ground running," said Jay T. Carr.

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Move over, Humvee. Army shows off a new ride

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) was displayed May 2 at Fort Eustis, Va., attracting a stream of curious on-lookers. That's understandable.

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign underway

Posted  April 7, 2017

Fort Irwin senior leaders gathered during breakfast to launch the annual Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign and to spread awareness on the important topic of giving back, March 13. During the function, Soldiers from various units spoke on personal experiences of being struck with financial emergency situations and how Army Emergency Relief filled the gap,…

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Deep fires in a distributed battlefield

Posted  April 7, 2017

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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Commissary renovation to increase efficiency, create better shopping experience

Posted  April 7, 2017

FORT IRWIN Calif. — An 11-month renovation of the post commissary is currently underway, with big changes and improvements planned for shoppers. The major changes include: installation of new refrigeration cases; upgrade of all refrigeration cases to more energy-efficient models, consolidation of the bakery and deli, expansion of the sushi section and a general reorganization…

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Congress probes military pilot shortage

Posted  April 5, 2017

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.

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Installation heads link thoughtful BRAC round to cost savings

Posted  April 3, 2017

About 22 percent of installation facilities across the Army are excess, according to J. Randall Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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