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Concept demonstration explores robotic aviation refueling system

Could a robotic, unmanned refueling system limit rotary-wing aircraft time on the ground and remove Soldiers from isolated fueling stations?

Army photograph by Maj. John Farmer Army

All eyes to the sky in Operation Swift Response

All eyes went to the sky as 500 military paratroopers -- comprised of U.S., Canadian and Italian forces -- dropped from wave after wave of C-130 aircraft during Operation Swift Response, July 18, at the Bezmer Air Base in Bulgaria as part of Exercise Saber Guardian 17.

Army photograph by Rob Carty Army

Prototype exoskeleton suit would improve Soldiers’ physical, mental performance

Thanks to a new "suit" being developed by the DOD-funded Warrior Web program, future Soldiers will be able to march longer, carry heavier gear and improve mental sharpness.

Army photograph by Sgt. Marcus Floyd Army

101st Airborne soldiers train with Air Force counterparts on lifesaving water training

Soldiers with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assisted Airmen near Scott Air Force Base, Ill., in completing lifesaving overwater training on June 29.

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Army

Soldiers are educated, fit to fight and smiling

With the tables cleared, chairs folded and the floor vacuumed, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey was among the last people still inside a banquet hall after a ceremony at this secluded Mojave Desert training base.


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A Bankruptcy Primer for Soldiers

Posted  November 4, 2016

There are different reasons why we may become saddled with debt.  Sometimes, it is because we take out loans for necessary expenses.  Other times, it is through no fault of our own.  For example, we may incur debt because of unanticipated medical expenses or because someone else applied for credit cards in our name.  Regardless…

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507th PIR ceremony conducted on 72nd anniversary of Normandy invasion
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Santa Monica Metro Station has a new namesake

Posted  November 4, 2016

Santa Monica, Calif – The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will honor one of Santa Monica’s own by naming a Metro Station in honor of a World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Joe Gandara was born in Santa Monica, Calif, on April 25, 1924. His family home was located just blocks away from the…

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Rockstar

Posted  November 4, 2016

Twenty of the top extreme athletes visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin to visit with the Fort Irwin community after they completed “Operation Desert Run,” an off road trek from the NTC to Las Vegas and back. The off road run was for Fox Sports Channel’s program “Destination Polaris” which will air early…

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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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