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Evaluation Boards

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Evaluation Boards

More deserving soldiers will be promoted sooner and fewer school seats should go vacant under the Army's new Enlisted Centralized Promotion Board process, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey. Dailey took part in a Facebook Live session last week with Sgt. Maj. Mark Clark of the G-1 Directorate of

Looking at soldiers as pro athletes

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Looking at soldiers as pro athletes

The Army may soon place nutritionists, physical therapists and sports trainers at the unit level to improve individual readiness, said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper. The idea is "to really start looking at soldiers as professional athletes," Esper said Friday morning while speaking at the Center for Strategic and

Army offers more flexibility for parents

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Army offers more flexibility for parents

The Army has doubled the amount of parental leave available to fathers and other secondary caregivers of newborn infants with a policy that also provides more leave flexibility for mothers. Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper signed a directive Jan. 23 that increases parental leave from 10 to 21 days

Know your rights

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Know your rights

A host of changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice became effective Jan. 1, modernizing definitions for many offenses, adjusting maximum penalties, standardizing court-martial panels, creating new computer-crime laws and much more. The changes strike a balance between protecting the rights of the accused and empowering commanders to affect good

Fueling soldier lethality

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Fueling soldier lethality

The pizza MRE is finally coming to soldiers in the field and the chocolate Performance Readiness Bar will now be available to all basic combat trainees. In addition, New York cheesecake along with vacuum-packed fruits, vegetables and Monterey Jack cheese are among items in the new Close Combat Assault Ration currently

JBLM soldier at games

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JBLM soldier at games

Vietnamese troops stood side by side Sept. 29 with U.S. servicemembers, including Capt. Andrew Hyres from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, at the opening ceremony of Mungyeong Athlete's Village as delegations began arriving here for the Military World Games. More than 6,000 athletes from 103 nations will participate in the 6th Conseil International

JBLM soldier makes All-Army team

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JBLM soldier makes All-Army team

Sixteen servicemembers reported Aug. 23 to the military's first training camp for women's rugby, including a soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Armed Forces Sports has been working for about a decade to set up a female rugby program, said Steven Dinote, who directs the sports program for The Department of Defense. "It's

Promoting holistic medicine

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Promoting holistic medicine

Tai Chi, breathing techniques and mindful eating are among exercises that medical professionals will take part in during a 2.5-day class scheduled for Army clinics across the country. A team, from Army Medical Command, is going on the road to show doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners the value of holistic

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