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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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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

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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Turbans, beards, dreadlocks now permissible for some Soldiers

Posted  January 25, 2017

Female Soldiers may now wear dreadlocks and male Soldiers whose religious faith requires beards and turbans may now seek permanent accommodation.

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Soldiers test Stryker upgraded with 30mm cannon, more upgrades to come

Posted  January 25, 2017

For the first time, Soldiers got to unleash the distinct "brrrt" gunfire of a 30-millimeter cannon mounted on top of a Stryker combat vehicle as part of testing last week at Maryland's Aberdeen Proving Ground, the program's manager said Jan. 23.

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With Unified Challenge, TRADOC shapes future Army

Posted  January 25, 2017

Army image U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of the game-based experiment Unified Challenge Jan. 23 through Feb. 3. Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of…

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Fanning, Murphy send farewell message to the force

Posted  January 20, 2017

Army photograph by John Martinez Under Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy, right, and Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning, travel to the Army vs Air Force football game on Nov. 4, 2016. To the Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the U.S. Army, It has been the greatest honor of our lives to serve alongside…

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Social media could be powerful suicide prevention tool, Army secretary says

Posted  January 20, 2017

As an Army officer in Iraq, Daniel Feehan relied on his driver to keep him safe while they traveled on dangerous missions. But once they were back on home soil, Feehan said, he failed to do the same for his driver, Spec. Sergio Betts, when Betts made a call for help.

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