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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike.

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

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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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…


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Total Army Force leaders plan three-year ‘Associated Units’ Pilot

Posted  June 3, 2016

Key leaders of the Total Army Force focused, May 25-26, on the details and design concepts behind the U.S. Army’s Associated Units program in a pilot-implementation forum. The forum focused on the initial steps for training, manning, equipping, leading and maintaining the vital readiness for key active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve units…

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‘Truckmasters’ support Danger Focus

Posted  June 3, 2016

Soldiers assigned to the 24th Composite Truck Company, Heavy and 526th Quartermaster Composite Supply Company, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, conducted daily logistics package missions from May 1 through May 17 at Fort Riley. The purpose was to resupply the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team’s Danger Focus training exercise. Danger…

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Memorial Days

Posted  June 3, 2016

San Diego, CA – The commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin officially kicked off the installations participation in Memorial Day ceremonies throughout Southern California by giving the keynote address at Miramar National Cemetery here. Maj. General Joseph Martin addressed the crowd of about 600 people during the Sunday afternoon ceremony. Before…

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A soldier’s sendoff: Ft. Irwin Commander addresses Silver Valley High grads

Posted  June 3, 2016

BARSTOW — Cheers and the sounds of blasting confetti bombs were rampant at inside the Barstow Community College gymnasium for the 2016 Silver Valley High School graduation ceremony on Tuesday night. Things were a lot different during this ceremony compared to 28 years ago, when Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor graduated from…

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Pentagon embraces survivors at TAPS event

Posted  June 3, 2016

The military is a family, and not even death can end those familial bonds. This truism was demonstrated again May 28 as Defense Secretary Ash Carter threw open the doors of the Pentagon to more than 350 members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, commonly known as TAPS. These are the families who have…

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