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Immediate tuition assistance for soldiers right after AIT

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Immediate tuition assistance for soldiers right after AIT

Soldiers will no longer have to wait one year after completing their Advanced Individual Training to receive tuition assistance. Soon, tuition assistance will be available immediately for soldiers of all components after AIT. This assumes they meet existing eligibility requirements and have no flags like disciplinary problems or failure of the

Soldier pay raise in 2019

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Soldier pay raise in 2019

A 2.6 percent military pay increase was included in the Army's $148 billion budget request for fiscal year 2019, which Congress must still approve and might also opt to amend. Of note, the 2.6 percent raise is the largest pay raise for soldiers in nine years. Additionally, there was a 2.9 percent

2015 marks enormous advances for women

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2015 marks enormous advances for women

Women's strides made big news throughout 2015, with graduating from Ranger School, to the appointment of the first black female Army surgeon general to Defense Secretary Ash Carter opening up all military occupational specialties - or MOSs - to women. Here are some of the highlights:ALL OCCUPATIONS OPEN TO WOMEN On Dec.

Discussing Vietnam War experiences

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Discussing Vietnam War experiences

Army combat veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he's often asked what it's like to be in combat. "We pray that we come back from war," he said he tells them. "We have to live with the scars, both visible and invisible. We have

Toxic leaders decrease soldiers' effectiveness

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Toxic leaders decrease soldiers' effectiveness

Having a toxic boss results in a 48 percent decrease in work effort and 38 percent decrease in work quality, said Dr. George Reed. Reed, who is the dean of the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, spoke in the Pentagon, Oct. 15, at a Pentagon Chaplains Office-sponsored

Remote controlled vehicles on the perimeter

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Remote controlled vehicles on the perimeter

Remotely-controlled weapons systems have drastically reduced the number of soldiers needed for perimeter security at an expeditionary base camp here. "Every soldier I have assigned to securing the perimeter is one I don't have that can execute support missions," said Lt. Col. Raphael Heflin, commander, 142nd Combat Service Support Battalion, or

Artillery jobs for women?

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Artillery jobs for women?

Army leadership has recommended that field artillery military occupational specialties - or MOSs - 13B (cannon crewmember) and 13D (automated tactical data systems specialist) be open to women, the Army's chief of field artillery said. "We are waiting on a Department of the Army decision in reference to Field Artillery MOS

Engineer jobs open to women

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Engineer jobs open to women

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female-enlisted soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27. The June 16 directive from Army Secretary John M. McHugh makes available 20,563 additional positions for women and opens the last of the 16 engineer MOSs, which were

Changing schools?

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Changing schools?

Summer's here, and for a lot of Army families, that means permanent change of station orders to a new and often unfamiliar location. One of the biggest issues of moving for many families is getting their kids enrolled in a new school, said Chanel Sharp, school-liaison officer on Joint Base Myer-Henderson

Army uses Hollywood technique to test soldier-equipment interactions

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Army uses Hollywood technique to test soldier-equipment interactions

The Army is using a Vicon-infrared, marker-tracking system to capture performance data of soldiers using experimental weapons or equipment, John Riedener said. It is the same technique Hollywood uses to capture live video of people and things and turn that into animation. Riedener, who spoke during a media day at Picatinny Arsenal,

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