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Survival rates improving for soldiers wounded in combat, says Army surgeon general

About 92 percent of soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan have made it home alive, according to Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West. That's the highest percentage in the history of warfare, despite the rising severity of battle injuries from increasingly lethal weapons.

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The weight of war: marching to win means keeping ahead of injury

In his ancient military treatise "The Art of War," Sun Tzu notes that if you put your army on a forced march at a certain speed, you will lose one-tenth to two-thirds of your troops along the way.

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Army reaches $1 billion in energy-saving projects

In less than five years, the Army has engaged in 127 energy-saving projects with the private sector that now exceed $1 billion in investments, announced Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning.

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Army recruiting aims to reconnect with America, dispel myths

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — It’s a myth that enlisted Soldiers don’t get an education past high school. That’s according to the Army’s senior recruiter, Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of Army Recruiting Command, and it’s one that might discourage otherwise interested American youth from pursuing a great opportunity with the Army. The general knows…

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…


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Soldiers, Korean veterans pay respect to fallen brothers in arms

Posted  July 9, 2016

"They just kept us in a ravine in the daytime. Then at night they'd move us across country. On Aug. 17, about the middle of the afternoon they motioned for us to get up again, that they was going to move us out again. That's when it happened. "

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted  June 30, 2016

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Here comes the boom!

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, California – “Earthpig One-Six, this is Bravo Six, you are clear to advance on the objective,” is heard over the radio within the crowded, oven-like Bradley Fighting Vehicle operated by engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion in the middle of the Mojave Desert on June 15, 2016. The platoon, consisting of two…

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Bronco 71 Team Leverages ‘Unique’ Warfighting Capabilities at NTC

Posted  June 29, 2016

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – The National Training Center is renowned for its reputation as a tough, realistic combat training venue that prepares Brigade Combat Teams and unified action partners for a full range of military operations. Bronco Team, Operations Group, serves as the primary Observer/Controller Trainer team for coaching, teaching and mentoring BCT commanders and…

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SecArmy Message

Posted  June 29, 2016

Army team, It took a little longer than expected, but it’s great to be back. When I was growing up in Michigan, I did not envision a career in defense and national security policy. But, with a family that includes two West Point graduates and an Army Ranger, it is no surprise to them that…

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