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‘I’m not disabled’

It's day zero and the heat at Fort Jackson, S.C., in July is sweltering.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

"What we are really facing right now is a moment in our history as noncommissioned officers, I think it's revolutionary, not evolutionary, the changes we are making to our entire education system," Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, said Feb. 10.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Funding for readiness needed to match troop levels, says vice chief

Unless the Army receives the funding it requires to match the authorized increased end-strength levels, Soldiers will arrive too late on the battlefield due to training and equipping gaps, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn.

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Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite communications equipment. The technology is so new that the 369th Sustainment Brigade's GATR ball has a serial number in the single digits.


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Army crowdsources ideas for innovation

Posted  December 14, 2016

In October, the Army launched Army Ideas for Innovation, or AI2, a digital crowdsourcing program that solicits ideas for how the Army can become more innovative.

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Operation: Angel Ascendant

Posted  December 9, 2016

Staff Sgt. Wayne Payne, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides suppressive fire from an over-watch position during an air assault mission at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning…

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2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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NTC Has New Commander

Posted  December 2, 2016

Fort Irwin, Calif – On a brisk November morning, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater assumed command of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin here. Lt. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II presided over the ceremony, officially handing over the command to Broadwater. Donahue praised Broadwater’s ability to quickly transition into the position of commanding general, after…

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Wine Shop… At Home?

Posted  December 2, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – As a brand new United States Army spouse, Bethany Vogel has adjusted to her new Army life by becoming a Wine Shop At Home consultant giving the Fort Irwin community new reasons to get together. Recently, Vogel teamed up to host a Jewelry & Wine evening event here at the Sandy…

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