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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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Defense

Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted  June 8, 2016

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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Defense

Area Denial

Posted  June 8, 2016

The Army has significantly increased its emphasis on training for combined arms maneuver and wide area security operations in contemporary and future operational environments.

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Events

Torrance Celebrates Armed Forces Days

Posted  June 3, 2016

Torrance, CA — The City of Torrance paid tribute to the five branches of the military during the 57th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Days Celebration, May 20-22. This year the honored service was the U.S. Army. The 2016 parade Grand Marshal was General Robert “Abe” Abrams, commanding general U.S. Army Forces Command. Abrams’ command is…

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DOD ramps up training on blended retirement system

Posted  June 3, 2016

The Defense Department’s new retirement system will affect some 2.2 million people who all need to get smart on what it will mean. Two subject-matter experts from the departmentís personnel and readiness branch described the issues involved to DOD News: Army Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., senior enlisted advisor to the Defense Department’s Manpower and…

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‘Ghost Brigade’ Soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted  June 3, 2016

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to…

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