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Army leaders show support for group that comforts, guides survivors

When Amy Moore saw her husband's commanding general and a chaplain getting out of a vehicle parked in front of her home, she expected the worst.

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With new how-to-train manual, Army aims to improve readiness

The Army recently introduced a new version of its premier training manual to help leaders from sergeants to generals improve their unit's readiness.

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Army patents new blast debris protective harness

Engineers and designers at the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new design for a harness that protects its wearer from blast debris.

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Here are the details on the new combat tourniquet

Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquetâ„¢ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field.

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Responsibilities of NCOs will grow, say leaders

Noncommissioned officers will play an increasingly significant role in the Army, said Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder.

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Army secretary wants nation to understand its Army better

Posted  September 2, 2016

JOINT BASE EUSTIS-LANGLEY, Va. – Secretary of the Army Eric K. Fanning wants the nation at large to understand its Army better. His intent is not a personal goal, but rather a mission he has directed the Army to take, he said during a recent visit to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Aug. 25, 2016. Fanning’s…

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SecArmy lays out priorities at his first town hall

Posted  August 26, 2016

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.

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

Posted  August 24, 2016

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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New directive: officers must be vetted before promotions are confirmed

Posted  August 24, 2016

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez A new change to Army regulations ensures that officers selected by boards for promotion meet the standards for exemplary conduct laid out in U.S. law, before their names are forwarded to the Secretary of the Army. A change to Army regulations now requires that the Army determine the suitability…

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

Posted  August 17, 2016

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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