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A high payoff operation

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A high payoff operation

More than 600 soldiers with the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat team helped build readiness and strengthen partnerships in Thailand, the Philippines and Palau, in support of Pacific Pathways 19-1. "Our mission was to deploy to the Pacific area of operations and accompany with other I Corps units and enablers to conduct

Army on track

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Army on track

The Army is on the path to meet its fiscal year 2019 recruiting mission: to bring 68,000 soldiers into the active component, 15,600 into the Army Reserve, and 39,000 into the National Guard, said the Army's G-1. At the same time, the Army is maintaining its high entry standards while further

Army to realign $30 billion

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Army to realign $30 billion

The Army is slated to release its fiscal year 2020 budget request March 12, which will include the realignment of nearly $30 billion over the next five years to improve readiness and better support the Army's six modernization priorities. "We've been very consistent about where we're trying to take the Army

New graphic novellas to educate soldiers, families on future cyber threats

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New graphic novellas to educate soldiers, families on future cyber threats

Since World War II, the Army has been using comic books to train soldiers on specific duties and reduce casualties through improved situational awareness. The trend continued through the Vietnam War. At that time, the Army discovered a training deficiency and produced a comic book to educate soldiers about proper weapon

JBLM teen honored as top Military Youth

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JBLM teen honored as top Military Youth

Two Army teenagers were honored as regional winners and runners-up during this year's Boys & Girls Clubs of America's National Military Youth of the Year celebration. Brandon Clay, from the Fort Knox Child and Youth Services in Kentucky, was selected as this year's Midwest region representative. Katherine "Katie" Wilton was the

‘Smart Installations’ with AI

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‘Smart Installations’ with AI

In the future, Army installations could employ artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data analytics and other technological advancements to increase efficiencies and improve the sustainability of the force, according to the assistant chief of staff for installation management, or ACSIM. "Planning for the installations of the future" is ACSIM's newest initiative, and

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Air Force colonels nearing mandatory retirement can remain three more years

The Army is terminating the use of temporary early retirement authority, or TERA, for soldiers with less than 20, but at least 15 years of service. "Since 2012, temporary early retirement authority has served as an effective tool for drawing down the Army's end strength," said Secretary of the Army Mark

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