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Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10.

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Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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Army charts a course toward blended retirement in 2018

Beginning January 2018, a new Department of Defense enterprise-wide retirement system will go into effect.

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

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.


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

Posted  November 4, 2016

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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Let’s talk about…. Baklava

Posted  November 4, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Family members on Fort Irwin are unique in every way and Saideh Zam, who goes by Sally, is an exceptional U.S. Army spouse who loves to cook and share her love of cooking with others. A native of Iran, Zam is from the northern, Turkish, city of Tabriz. “The Turkish are…

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Fort Irwin Ten-Miler Team Completes Successful 2016 Campaign “Train the Force!”

Posted  November 4, 2016

“Runners, set.” *BOOM* goes the artillery as over 24,000 participants careen through a blanket of smoke at the start line of the 32nd Annual Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 9.  Year after year, Columbus Day Weekend marks a time of reunion, reverence, remembrance, honor, and pride in Washington, D.C.  Runners from across the world – service members,…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Halloween

Posted  November 2, 2016

Army photograph by Jennifer Simpson Scarlett and Violet Polston decorate skulls at the Fort Irwin Halloween Trunk or Treat Oct. 31. Soldiers, family members, and civilians celebrated Halloween with coloring potion sheets, skull decorating, a zombie bus, a witch hunt, costume contests, and the post Trunk or Treat contest and candy collection Oct. 31. With…

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Army makes changes to retention programs

Posted  October 28, 2016

Career counselors are urging Army Soldiers to read the changes to the Army enlisted force retention program, re-class and initial entry requirements that took effect in 2016.

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