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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Army Total Force partnerships improving readiness
More National Guard and Reserve units are partnering with the active component under the Army Forces Command Total Force Partnership Program, and one of the latest is an infantry brigade combat team from California. More...

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Leaders challenge Soldiers: 'Earn your cake'
The Army's 241st birthday is but a week away now, and Army leaders are saying of Soldiers 'let them eat cake' ... but only if they're going to burn off the calories with some robust physical training. More...

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Area Denial
Winning in a complex world means that the Army must prepare for combined arms maneuver and wide area security, and that means area denial. However, systems like FASCAM have significant problems, including age and policy restrictions, so it falls to PM CCS More...

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

72nd D-Day liberation of Normandy observed
Seventy-two years ago today, 156,000 Allied troops, 9,000 aircraft and nearly 5,000 ships launched the largest amphibious invasion in modern warfare. Now, 72 years later, the world has changed, but the 50 mile stretch of coastline known as Normandy remain More...

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Navy, it's cold outside -- Army shelters aid Navy arctic exercise
U.S. Army shelters perform well on land, but that just may be the tip of the iceberg, or rather the tip of the floating ice sheet. The Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center provided shelter support to the Navy during its biannua More...

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Anakonda 16 officially kicks off in Poland
Soldiers from eight countries took to the airfield at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland June 6 for an opening ceremony marking the official start of Exercise Anakonda 16. Anakonda 16 is a Polish-led exercise taking place in Poland June 7-17. The exe More...

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

ROTC has minted over 1,000,000 new lieutenants during its 100-year history
Where do new Army officers come from? They come from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; Officer Candidate School; and, for a century now, the Reserve Officer Training Corps. More...

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

DOD begins educating service leaders on new retirement system
Department of Defense officials announced Wednesday the launch of the 'Leader Course,' a tool designed to educate Service senior leaders and financial advisors about the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) that goes into effect, Jan. 1, 2018. More...

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

SMA's new book club kicks off
Put on a pot of Earl Grey, because the next time the sergeant major of the Army comes to your installation, he just may be hosting a book club where he and Soldiers will discuss three titles with subject matter relevant to the profession of soldering. More...

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDT

Soldiers need to be ready 100 percent of time, says FORSCOM commander
In the last 15 years, due to mission requirements, Soldiers have lost their ability to excel at combined arms maneuver and have relied too much on contract support, thereby losing the readiness edge against a near-peer threat, said Gen. Robert B. Abrams. More...



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