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Housing surveys at Fort Benning show increased rates of resident satisfaction

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:00am
Measures adopted here to ensure Family housing residents get proper maintenance service and that vacant homes are in proper shape before people move in have led to increased resident satisfaction, housing officials said.

Service academies focus on more robust sexual assault prevention

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 12:00am
The Defense Department released its annual report on sexual harassment and assault at the military's service academies Jan. 30.

DOD statement on Coronavirus evacuation flights

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 12:00am
On Feb. 1, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper approved a request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services for housing support for about 1,000 people who may need to be quarantined upon arrival from overseas travel due to the Novel Coronavirus. HHS officials requested the Defense Department to provide several facilities capable of housing at least 250 people in individual rooms through Feb. 29, 2020.

DOD Statement on the Coronavirus Evacuation Flight

Sat, 02/01/2020 - 12:00am
On Feb. 1, Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper approved a request for assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services for housing support for about 1,000 people who may need to be quarantined upon arrival from overseas travel due to the Novel Coronavirus. HHS officials requested the Defense Department to provide several facilities capable of housing at least 250 people in individual rooms through Feb. 29, 2020.

NY Army Guard unit recognized for 2012 Afghanistan mission

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:00am
Seven years after returning from Afghanistan, New York Army National Guard Soldiers of Headquarters Company and Bravo Company of the 427th Brigade Support Battalion, are being recognized for their service thanks to a congresswoman, a general and a warrant officer who wouldn't give up.

World War II veteran set to make his NFL debut

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:00am
Dressed in his old Army uniform, former Staff Sgt. Odón Cardenas, a World War II veteran, will join a handful of other veterans during the Super Bowl coin toss ceremony, in Miami, Florida. He will be accompanied on the field by one of his sons, former Sgt. Raul Cardenas, a Gulf War veteran.

Review finds no systemic ethical problems in Special Ops

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:00am
U.S. special operations forces have no "systemic" failures of ethics, but a review points to the need for strengthening leadership at all levels, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command said.

SMA to Soldiers: 'Understand the people around you'

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:00am
To help build cohesion among units throughout the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston encourages Soldiers to adopt a culture similar to those found in Special Forces units.

Army announces new Aviation Incentive Pay rates

Fri, 01/31/2020 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the implementation of the new Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) rates.

Army space embraces major changes as new battlefield emerges

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 12:00am
Thousands of students across the Army and Defense Department enroll in space-related courses each year through the SMDC schoolhouse. Last year, instructors taught nearly 16,000 students in Colorado Springs and at home-station training.

Army leaders examine quality of life in Alaska

Thu, 01/30/2020 - 12:00am
Senior Army leaders -- driven to enrich the morale and quality of life for troops and families stationed in the great North -- have launched multiple short- and long-term initiatives at Army Alaska to bolster the spirits of arctic warriors.

Soldier helps pave the way in Army's first tabletop wargame team

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:00am
When 20th CBRNE Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, Capt. Ivan Cho, first started playing tabletop wargames in eighth grade, he never would have thought he'd be playing his favorite games while wearing the Army logo. Cho, and three other Army active duty and reserve Soldiers, did just this as the U.S. Army eSports' Warhammer 40,000 Team at the Las Vegas Open on January 24, 2020, which hosts the largest Warhammer 40,000 Tournament in the world.

Soldiers take a shot at Army's new marksmanship qualification

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:00am
Soldiers assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 100th Brigade Support Battalion, 75th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Okla., conducted the Army's new M16 rifle and M4 carbine qualification on Fort Sill, Jan. 23, 2020.

Korean champion, American Soldier hold strong bond for more than 50 years

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:00am
Since the beginning of the Korean War, in 1950, Americans have been guests in South Korea for various reasons. The presence of U.S. Soldiers during the war has altered the peninsula, and that impact was felt by many Koreans, including a professional boxer.

New AER program to offer $1,500 for out-of-pocket childcare costs

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:00am
Army Emergency Relief will begin providing up to $1,500 on Feb. 1 to help cover childcare costs for Soldiers and families who move to a new duty station.

Public health officials provide info on Novel Coronavirus

Wed, 01/29/2020 - 12:00am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Military Health System, and the U.S. Army Public Health Center are closely monitoring developments around the recent outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

ACFT app rolls out to help Soldiers get fit, protect their data

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:00am
The Army recently renovated its physical readiness training -- or PRT -- mobile app to give Soldiers a leg up on the new Army Combat Fitness Test, and the app continues to safeguard users' personal information while on-the-go.

More than half of officers receive top choice in first ATAP cycle

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:00am
The first assignment cycle for the Army Talent Alignment Process saw nearly all eligible officers and units participate, while orders are now beginning to be released one week ahead of schedule, the Army's human resources chief said.

From the desert to the cockpit: Army Reserve officer, aviator shares her story

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:00am
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Leyla Zeinalpour, Commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), is the first in her family to join the military. Zeinalpour shares her story as an Army Reserve Soldier, Apache and Blackhawk pilot, and the values of hard work, teamwork, staying focused and always doing the right thing whether in or out of uniform.

Washington National Guard showcases disaster communications capabilities

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:00am
Following a disaster, the ability to communicate is critical. Emergency responders have to know the needs of a community to provide efficient, effective help.

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