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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.
It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.
"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. "
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…
FORT IRWIN -The Fort Irwin Community gathered together to watch the comedy adventure ZooTopia at the Cracker Jack Flats housing area here, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Over 150 eager people enjoyed complimentary smoothies and organic popcorn provided by the Cracker Jack Flats Mayors and several community volunteers. Parents and children anxiously awaited the desert…
Five brigades in the future might consist of only officers and NCOs with no junior soldiers.
During the month of June, nine squads of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment are participating in an integrated training program at Fort Benning, Ga., that focuses on human performance enhancement.
People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.