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July 25, 2018

Soldier Amputees Have More Options for Continued Service

Thanks to advances in modern medicine and the availability of well-made prosthetics, soldiers able to redeploy after an amputation have a number of options for continued military service.

July 13, 2018

Army Chooses Austin as Site for Futures Command Headquarters

Austin, Texas, will be the location for the headquarters of the new U.S. Army Futures Command, which will shepherd development of the service's six modernization priorities, Army officials announced at a Pentagon news conference.

July 11, 2018

Army Combat Fitness Test Set to Become Test of Record

Army leaders approved a new fitness test designed to better prepare soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to cost savings across the service.

June 27, 2018

Sgt. Maj. of the Army: Extending Training Would Bolster Readiness, Lethality

Infantry soldiers could receive another eight weeks of training, stretching the instruction from 14 weeks to 22 weeks, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said during a forum at the Pentagon.

June 15, 2018

Fort Bragg Air Assault School Teaches Soldiers, Civilians the Ropes

The U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition tests soldiers’ physical endurance, mental agility and tactical proficiency in a host of essential skills. Rappelling is one of those at the Deglopper Air Assault School here.

June 13, 2018

Assistance Brigade Adds ‘Extensive Tactical Depth’ in Afghanistan, Commander Says

As it nears the 100th day of its deployment in Afghanistan, the highly trained and specialized 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade for the NATO Resolute Support mission is seeing results, the brigade’s commander said.

June 13, 2018

Hawaii National Guard Engineers Build Shelters for Volcano Evacuees

Engineers with the Hawaii Army National Guard have been building a community of emergency "micro-shelter" housing units for residents displaced by the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

June 13, 2018

Army Paratroopers Participate in Baltic Region Exercise

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division tested global response capabilities by landing on drop zones in Lithuania and Latvia and securing key areas from a simulated enemy during Exercise Swift Response 18, the operation's commander said.

June 11, 2018

Leaders, Celebrities Salute ‘Inspirational’ 2018 DoD Warrior Games

The 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, described by a senior Air Force leader as ‘absolutely’ successful and inspirational, drew to a close at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

June 8, 2018

Face of Defense: Soldier Uses Artistic Skills for Mission Success

Task Force Grizzly immediately began projects to make aesthetic enhancements to the buildings they inherited at Camp Taji, to display a sense of pride in their mission. One of the soldiers turned to Army Spc. Andre Smith, a tactical power generation specialist known throughout the unit for his creativity and artistic ability.

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