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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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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…


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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted  August 5, 2016

The San Diego Padres major league baseball organization honored the U.S. Army and Army National Guard with a pre-game celebration that included Soldiers and leadership of this installation, Jul 17. Sgt. Stephanie Jones, of the Fort Irwin Protocol office, sang the National Anthem She returned during the bottom of the eighth inning and sang God…

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Army engineer invents lightweight ballistic combat shirt, wins award

Posted  August 5, 2016

NATICK, Mass. — When Army engineer Robert DiLalla set out to develop a new design for Soldier protection, he knew he had to break the mold. The result of his revolutionary approach, which focuses on the Soldier as an athlete, is the game-changing, Ballistic Combat Shirt, a new lightweight body armor system. “We set out…

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Veteran homelessness drops nearly 50 percent since 2010

Posted  August 5, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs departments and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness today announced that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. White House officials said data shows a 17 percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January 2015…

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Letterkenny introduces new version of mine-resistant combat vehicle

Posted  August 5, 2016

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A ceremony celebrating the successful production of the latest version of the RG31, a mine-resistant ambush protected route clearance vehicle, was held on July 19 at Letterkenny Army Depot. The rollout ceremony featured the latest variant of the RG31’s configuration. Among the improvements were an engine upgrade from 275 to 300 horsepower;…

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Happy 241st anniversary of the Chaplain Corps

Posted  August 5, 2016

USAG YONGSAN – The Unit Ministry Team (UMT) and Chaplains of Area II gathered July 29, at the South Post Chapel of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Chaplain Corps. “As long as armies have existed, military chaplains have served alongside soldiers, providing for their spiritual needs, working to improve…

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