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Soldiers urged to participate in gender relations survey

About 700,000 invites to participate in a biennial gender relations study have gone out to active duty service members across the Department of Defense via email.

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Lab tests armored vehicles with auto industry ‘dummies’

In an unassuming warehouse on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., sit nearly 50 men in uniform, waiting for their mission during an upcoming test event. They're sporting Army Combat Uniforms, standard-issue boots, a crane hook protruding from their heads, and a plethora of color-coded wires spilling out the back of their necks.

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After 75 years, more opportunities for enlisted to become officers

A recent change in eligibility now allows enlisted personnel up to age 33 to apply to become officers. Also, there's no longer a requirement to serve in the Army for six years before going to Officer Candidate School.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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Soldiers tackle the ‘hard part’ of war: logistics

As the U.S. and its allies were preparing for war with Iraq in November of 1990, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Ernest T. Cook Jr. observed, "Logistics is the hard part of fighting a war."


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NCOs: Tune in to talk leader development during ‘Town Hall 2’

Posted  June 20, 2016

Army photograph The State of NCO Development Town Hall 2 is June 23. 2016. The chat room is open from 4 to 7 p.m. EDT. The senior leader panel discussion is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Watch and participate live in the chat room at www.emc.army.mil/broadcast, or ask questions via social media. Upload your…

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted  June 17, 2016

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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Army to keep tinkering with company-level cyber integration at NTC next month

Posted  June 17, 2016

The Army is once again using the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., as a proving ground for the integration of cyber capabilities into smaller units.

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OPAT to guide recruits to groups of, rather than specific MOSs

Posted  June 8, 2016

This summer, the Army expects to begin administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test with new recruits.

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New AER website built around online assistance

Posted  June 8, 2016

A new Army Emergency Relief website is now up and running with an online assistance tool that is easy to navigate on mobile devices. “It now works well from a smart phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, whatever device,” said retired Col. Guy Shields of AER. AER conducted a “soft launch” of the website last month to…

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