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Survivor shares harrowing acount of his attempted suicide

Kevin Hines jumped off of the Golden Gate Bridge 16 years ago and survived. He described it as "one of the most violent and scary ways imaginable" to die.

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Army Museum a tribute to all Soldiers who served

"This museum will remind all of us what it means to be a Soldier, what it means to serve with incredible sacrifice, with incredible pride," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

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Teamwork is key to preventing Soldier suicides, experts say

Staff Sgt. Miguel Sierra vividly recalls himself and his staff handling logistical matters in the aftermath of a sailor committing suicide.

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End of an Era, The High Desert Warrior Goes Digital

In 1981 the command of the New National Training Center published the NTC’s first newspaper, the Combined Arms Monitor. The name was chosen by committee, the final name a combination of two submissions by Lieutenant’s Patrick Quinn, from Weed Army Hospital and Kenneth Knox, aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. James Bramlett, the first commander of the…

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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Reflecting on his most recent trip to the Pacific, which included a stop in Malaysia, Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning said he was impressed by the interaction he observed there between American Soldiers and Malaysian forces, who are now participating in Exercise Keris Strike. “It impressed upon me…


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Letterkenny introduces new version of mine-resistant combat vehicle

Posted  August 5, 2016

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A ceremony celebrating the successful production of the latest version of the RG31, a mine-resistant ambush protected route clearance vehicle, was held on July 19 at Letterkenny Army Depot. The rollout ceremony featured the latest variant of the RG31’s configuration. Among the improvements were an engine upgrade from 275 to 300 horsepower;…

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Happy 241st anniversary of the Chaplain Corps

Posted  August 5, 2016

USAG YONGSAN – The Unit Ministry Team (UMT) and Chaplains of Area II gathered July 29, at the South Post Chapel of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Chaplain Corps. “As long as armies have existed, military chaplains have served alongside soldiers, providing for their spiritual needs, working to improve…

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Hollywood actor Clyde Kusatsu actor talks at Fort Irwin about Asian experiences in America

Posted  August 5, 2016

Hawaii-born stage and Hollywood actor Clyde Kusatsu, guest speaker at the National Training Center’s recent Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration, spoke about his personal challenges in breaking through cultural stereotypes, as a student and as a professional actor. As amateur historian, Kusatsu also spoke about little-known contributions of Asian Americans to the United States…

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Neuroscience advances could boost battlefield performance

Posted  August 5, 2016

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Army News Service) — Advances in brain science could lead to improvements in performance and decision making, changing the way Soldiers fight in the near future. The improvements could include increased effectiveness in detecting and engaging the enemy and increased alertness while driving through the battlespace, according to Dr. Jean Vettel,…

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Out in the Box

Posted  August 5, 2016

Photos by Staff Sgt. Warren Wright, 1st ABCT Public Affairs Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct test firing of their main weapon systems at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. July 26. The “Devil “ Brigade is currently preparing to move into their two-week training cycle where they…

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