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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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Modernization turnaround worth the effort, says acting secretary

Vast readiness improvements are a challenge worth taking because if they succeed, Soldiers on the ground will reap the benefits, said acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy.

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Associated Units concept improving readiness, says Jarrard

The Army's relatively new Associated Units concept has been mutually beneficial to both the active and reserve components, said Maj. Gen. Joe Jarrard, adjutant general of the Georgia National Guard, who spoke last month during the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition.


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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Posted  March 27, 2017

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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Army offering 2-year enlistments for 91 MOSs

Posted  March 27, 2017

Army photograph by Glenn Fawcett Army recruits in basic training deliver a call shortly after running an obstacle course on Fort Benning, Ga., May 4, 2012. The Army is allowing two-year enlistments for select military occupational specialties. The Army now has two-year enlistment options for 91 military occupational specialties as a new incentive to offer…

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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

Posted  March 27, 2017

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials.

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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Posted  March 24, 2017

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.

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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

Posted  March 22, 2017

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.

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