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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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Technology

Satellite communications ball promises more bandwidth, greater portability

Posted  February 6, 2017

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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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

Posted  February 6, 2017

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…

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International partners train side-by-side

Posted  February 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Slouched into the driver seat of a damaged pick-up truck, an insurgent guerrilla fighter notionally takes his last breath after a barrage of gunfire, In front of the embassy at the city of Razish. This was the fourth attempt in 24 hours to rattle the Soldiers of Devil Coy, 5th Battalion…

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Christmas in January

Posted  February 3, 2017

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) put together Christmas in January for Soldiers and families in the Town Center, Jan. 6. Santa Claus arrived on a firetruck and handed out bicycles, razors, and toys donated by Phil and Mary Leatherman of Extreme Automotive.  Over the last couple years Extreme Automotive has graciously…

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IMCOM’S Transition Assistance Program helps Army save $900 million

Posted  February 3, 2017

Unemployment Compensation for Soldiers leaving the Army during fiscal year 2016 dropped to the lowest amount recorded in 13 years. The Army ended the year at $172.8 million, according to the Department of Labor’s unemployment compensation report.  Army expenditures had peaked in 2011, at $515 million. This is the first time expenditures dropped below $200…

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