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

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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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

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

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

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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New Soldier armor weighs less, offers more options

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez The Torso and Extremity Protection System” or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight from the IOTV, and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission. The average generation II…


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HRC leaders discuss program changes, promotions

Posted  February 24, 2017

Retention control points, promotions and noncommissioned officer evaluation reports were among the topics discussed during the Human Resources Command Road Show sessions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Feb. 15. During the HRC Road Show, senior leaders from the Human Resources Command are traveling from installation to installation to discuss changes to current programs and initiatives….

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Army implements new, improved ammunition management system

Posted  February 24, 2017

The Army is implementing an updated ammunition management system with significantly improved cyber-attack resistance, greater transparency for ammunition managers, and easier functionality for operators. The Standard Army Ammunition System used by the service’s active and reserve components to manage and control ammunition supply operations has received an update that significantly enhances its capability. System implementation…

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‘I’m not disabled’

Posted  February 22, 2017

It's day zero and the heat at Fort Jackson, S.C., in July is sweltering.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Davenport cites ‘revolutionary changes’ for NCOs

Posted  February 17, 2017

"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

Posted  February 17, 2017

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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