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Minimize your risk of ACFT injury by training smart

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:00am
Is the new Army Combat Fitness Test stressing you out? There are all of these new exercises--dead lifts, power throws, hand release push-ups, sprint-drag-carry, and the leg tuck. How do you build the needed core fitness strength? Is it possible to train for the ACFT without hurting yourself?

Documenting history: Former Soldier and AFN broadcaster recalls fall of Berlin Wall

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:00am
Serving as an Army broadcaster with the American Forces Network in the 80s, then-Spc. Charlie Gill was about to depart from AFN headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, when "history happened" and he began to broadcast the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Want to vote? The Federal Voting Assistance Program can help

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:00am
Voting season is fast approaching, and the Federal Voting Assistance Program is ready to help service members and families exercise the right to vote.

Officers vie for battalion command positions under new assessment process

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:00am
With the launch of the new Battalion Commander Assessment Program, the Army is currently evaluating close to 800 lieutenant colonels and majors at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville and Maj. Gen. Joseph McGee, Army Talent Management Task Force director, provided an update about the BCAP process during a media event Thursday.

Army's cloud office set to fully operate by March

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:00am
The Army's Enterprise Cloud Management Office is set to be in full swing by March, said the service's chief information officer, following the force's data strategy push to modernize and safeguard its networks against great-power competitors.

Installation issues MOREs to meet caloric needs of trainees

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:00am
Fort Leonard Wood's trainees are feeling the benefits of additional nutrients during high-intensity training events.

Army sweeps USA Cross Country Championships

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:00am
Army men swept gold through bronze with the top three times in the USA Track and Field Cross Country Championships Saturday at Mission Bay Park in southern California. The Armed Forces Cross Country Championship was run concurrently with the USATF 10K races with both Army men and women taking gold in the team competitions.

Army leaders recognize top recruiters for recent success

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:00am
Army leaders honored some of the force's top recruiters at a ceremony Wednesday for their efforts in placing nearly 200 recruits in uniform during the first quarter of this fiscal year.

Army updates Law of Land Warfare doctrine to increase guidance, clarity

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 12:00am
To help Soldiers to better understand the complex rules of war, the Army has released Field Manual 6-27, the Commander's Handbook on the Law of Land Warfare.

CSA: 'Transformational change' necessary to fight, win future conflicts

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00am
The Army must engage in "transformational change" -- not incremental improvements -- to achieve overmatch, deter great-power competition, and win the future fight, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville.

Army focuses on making installations number one choice for military families

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00am
During an Army Housing Summit Jan. 14-16, senior Army leaders and privatized company executives met at Army Materiel Command headquarters to review the status of the Army housing portfolio and develop a strategy for long-term improvements across the installation enterprise.

U.S. Army withdraws Water Supply Rule

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00am
The Hon. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, today directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the "Use of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reservoir Projects for Domestic, Municipal & Industrial Water Supply," also known as the Water Supply Rule.

Army begins movement for Defender-Europe 20 exercise

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00am
Preparations for DEFENDER-Europe 20 will begin Thursday when participating units will load vehicles, heavy equipment and materiel for rail transport and onward shipping.

Software detects backdoor attacks on facial recognition

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00am
As the U.S. Army increasingly uses facial and object recognition to train artificial intelligent systems to identify threats, the need to protect its systems from cyberattacks becomes essential.

New vertical lift capabilities take flight during demo

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00am
The Army secretary along with senior Army officials joined industry leaders last week to get a closer look at cutting-edge capabilities for future vertical lift ahead of the fiscal year 2030 goal to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk.

Army recognizes top career counselors for helping achieve retention goals

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:00am
Army leaders recognized 11 career counselors for being amongst the best in their career field in retaining experienced and qualified Soldiers.

SMA shares perspective on new talent management program

Sat, 01/18/2020 - 12:00am
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston visited the Battalion Commander Assessment Program at Fort Knox, Jan. 17, to see the first evolution of the Army's program that assesses nearly 800 majors and lieutenant colonels for command and key billets.

IG to Soldiers: 'Every one of us has a responsibility' to honor MLK legacy

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:00am
Growing up in the South, Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith said he felt the impact of the civil rights movement inspired by the late Martin Luther King Jr.

Nominee for Army under secretary vows to boost quality of life across force

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:00am
The nominee to be Army's next under secretary testified before Congress Thursday, pledging to confront four challenges now seen across the service.

Army announces upcoming 10th Mountain Division Headquarters unit rotation

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:00am
The Department of the Army announced today the upcoming 2020 rotation to Afghanistan of the 10th Mountain Division Headquarters stationed at Fort Drum, New York.

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