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‘I’m not disabled’

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

"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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Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

Posted  January 18, 2017

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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New munitions replace cluster bomb rounds that pose danger to civilians

Posted  January 18, 2017

Officials hope a new artillery warhead that will replace a cluster-bomb round could help eliminate unwanted casualties in the future.

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Events

MLK celebration held at Fort Irwin

Posted  January 13, 2017

Army photograph Left to right: Dr. Julian Earls, guest speaker, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, NTC commander, and Capt. Ben Haygood, but the ceremonial cake. The 2017 Fort Irwin Martin Luther King celebration took place recently. With the theme, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A day On, Not A Day Off,” the event featured guest speaker Dr. Julian…

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Army charts a course toward blended retirement in 2018

Posted  January 11, 2017

Beginning January 2018, a new Department of Defense enterprise-wide retirement system will go into effect.

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Health & Safety

Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

Posted  January 6, 2017

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.

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