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CSA explains how skeletal advisory brigades could regenerate force

Five brigades in the future might consist of only officers and NCOs with no junior soldiers.

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Army training looks at human dimension

During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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OPAT to guide recruits to groups of, rather than specific MOSs

This summer, the Army expects to begin administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test with new recruits.

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Area Denial

The Army has significantly increased its emphasis on training for combined arms maneuver and wide area security operations in contemporary and future operational environments.


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DOD ramps up training on blended retirement system

Posted  June 3, 2016

The Defense Department’s new retirement system will affect some 2.2 million people who all need to get smart on what it will mean. Two subject-matter experts from the departmentís personnel and readiness branch described the issues involved to DOD News: Army Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Department’s Manpower and…

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‘Ghost Brigade’ Soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted  June 3, 2016

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to…

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Changes to retention control points providing increased promotion opportunity for mid-grade Soldiers

Posted  June 3, 2016

Sergeants first class seeking another stripe saw increased opportunity during the fiscal year 2016 master sergeant promotion board, as the selection rate jumped 35 percent, from 8.4 in fiscal year 2015, to 11.8 in fiscal year 2016. Those increased opportunities to serve come as a result of projected openings in the master sergeant ranks that…

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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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