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Reserve Soldiers training to save lives from chemical disasters

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:00am
Soldiers with the 379th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Company, led by student incident commander, Sgt. Linjess Cabrera, spring into action during CBRN operations training in the CENTCOM area of operations.

Army scientists develop cutting-edge, durable 3D printing technology

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:00am
Army scientists are on the brink of a pioneering additive-manufacturing technology to help Soldiers quickly swap out broken plastic components with durable 3D printed replacements in the field, says a top Army researcher.

Battles like Iwo Jima must never happen again, Milley says

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:00am
Seventy-five years ago today, about 70,000 Marines and sailors, backed up by about 400 ships, made the assault landings on Iwo Jima, a Pacific island that is only several square miles in size.

WWII veteran shares stories, life lessons with West Point cadets

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:00am
Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth "Rock"Merritt's spoke to U.S. Military Academy cadets Feb. 11. In World War II, Merritt, who retired from the Army in 1975, fought on D-Day, in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. He also fought in Korea and Vietnam during his Army career.

Army leaders save $1.2 billion to fund modernization push

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:00am
Army leaders have issued a full list of programs eliminated or reduced during the latest "night court" review, designed to help fund modernization priorities amid the Fiscal Year 2021 budget request.

Military committed to protecting environmental, cultural resources, service officials say

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:00am
Senior officials from the Army, Navy and Air Force assured lawmakers that military readiness and environmental concerns can coexist.

Cadets research bioprinting to improve Soldier care in the future

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:00am
Twenty-six firsties are doing bioprinting research across seven different projects as their capstone this year.

Soldier aids crash victim after RV overturns, catches fire

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:00am
A U.S. Army captain leapt into action when he observed a large recreational vehicle begin to swerve wildly before flipping onto its side and catching fire, on Interstate 5, outside Federal Way, Washington.

Army working improvements for Exceptional Family Member Program

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:00am
To improve assignment and case coordination for families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program, the Army's Human Resources Command has been developing a web-based system where support staff and families will be able to access cloud-based forms for faster processing.

Army astronaut to administer oath of enlistment from space

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 12:00am
U.S. Army Recruiting Command is partnering with NASA and Space Center Houston to host the first nationwide oath of enlistment from the International Space Station on Feb. 26, 2020.

Army modernizes its biometric processing capabilities

Fri, 02/14/2020 - 12:00am
U.S. Army Soldiers patrolling critical checkpoints overseas will have an improved biometrics tool to help identify persons of interest in real time.

Overcoming tragedy, Cadet earns prominent West Point award

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:00am
The Flipper Award has been given to a West Point firstie (senior) annually since 1977 in honor of Henry O. Flipper, the academy's first African American graduate. The award honors a graduating cadet who has persevered through unusual adversity while displaying leadership qualities during his or her time at the academy.

National Guard restructures efforts in support of quake victims

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:00am
After more than a month of support to the southern municipalities affected by the earthquake on January 7, the Puerto Rico National Guard begins to restructure its efforts in the recovery mission to improve the administration of the services that displaced families receive.

Army budget request eyes $2B boost for modernization

Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:00am
The Army proposes to add over $2 billion to its modernization efforts next fiscal year that will help continue to develop hypersonic missiles, future aircraft and combat vehicles.

Legacy begun by Navy legend continues with Army pilot

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:00am
Phillip Brashear is the command chief warrant officer for the 80th Training Command, and the son of Carl Brashear, the first African-American master diver in U.S. Navy's history who lost his leg during a tragic accident on a mission off the coast of Spain in 1966.

User feedback to improve assignment system before next cycle

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:00am
Improvements to the Assignment Interactive Module known as AIM 2.0 will ensure an even better user experience before the next assignment cycle, leaders said.

Virtual Reality helps Soldiers shape Army hypersonic weapon prototype

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:00am
Using virtual reality, Soldiers from Fort Sill, Okla. are getting a rare look at components of the Army's new prototype Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) and influencing how the system is designed.

Army doubles amount for spouse licensure reimbursement

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:00am
Last summer, Army spouse Kamyar Haghayeghi left his job as an internal medicine physician in Maryland to follow his wife to San Antonio, Texas.

FY21 budget request focuses on readiness, modernization, people

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:00am
The Army released its Fiscal Year 2021 budget request Monday for $178 billion, which includes a 3% increase in basic pay for Soldiers. If approved, Soldiers could also see a boost in housing and subsistence allowances by 2.9 and 2.3% respectively.

Survey says: Army best place to work in DOD

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 12:00am
The results are in, and the Army clenched the title of top civilian employer across the Defense Department -- and ranks seventh among large federal agencies -- according to the 2019 Best Places to Work rankings.

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