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More deployments set for Indo-Pacific region

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More deployments set for Indo-Pacific region

(Photo: Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy speaks with Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in the foreign policy program at the Brookings Institution, during a speaking engagement in Washington, D.C., Jan 10, 2020. John R. Allen, the Brookings Institution president, also spoke during the event titled “The Army’s strategy in the

New entrance test to increase soldier quality

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New entrance test to increase soldier quality

(Photo: Future soldiers from the Phoenix Recruiting Battalion, National Guard and Marines, recite the Oath of Enlistment during a mass enlistment ceremony Dec. 1, 2019, at State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. The ceremony took place shortly before a National Football League football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles

Commissaries, exchanges welcome more veterans

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Commissaries, exchanges welcome more veterans

Beginning New Year's Day, commissaries, post exchanges and recreational facilities across the Department of Defense will open their doors to more than 4.1 million additional veterans, Army officials said. Privileges will be extended to veterans who are Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, and all who have any level of

Marketing job lets officers steward Army brand

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Marketing job lets officers steward Army brand

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Justin Zorn, recruiter, Tempe Recruiting Company, engages a potential lead, prior to Arizona State University’s Salute to Service college football game between ASU and the University of Southern California, Nov. 9, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz.) Starting early next year, officers looking for a new calling may discover

Brave for my Family

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Brave for my Family

When his father deploys, 9-year-old Davidson considers himself "man of the house" -- it's a role he's filled eight times. Davidson's father, Dave Whetstone -- the surname is a pseudonym for security reasons -- is a Green Beret currently on his 10th deployment. Dave has deployed nearly every year of Davidson's

‘What’s Your Warrior?’

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‘What’s Your Warrior?’

With the pool of qualified recruits shrinking, a new Army marketing campaign debuted on Veterans Day to target younger cohorts -- known as Generation Z -- and focus beyond traditional combat roles. To do this, the Army is asking 17-to-24-year-olds one question: "What's Your Warrior?" The query is at the heart of

First soldiers awarded Expert Soldier Badge

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First soldiers awarded Expert Soldier Badge

Eleven top-performing soldiers from around the Army came together Tuesday to receive the Army's first-ever Expert Soldier Badges. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville made the presentation during the Eisenhower Luncheon at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition. "I'm really proud of what these soldiers have

New ACFT changes to impact all soldiers

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New ACFT changes to impact all soldiers

(Photo: Staff Sgt. Gabriel Wright, a signals intelligence analyst with the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, grades the Hand-Release Push-Up event May 17 as part of Army Combat Fitness Test Level II Grader validation training, held at Fort Meade, Maryland.) Major changes are coming to the Army Combat Fitness Test, officials announced

It’s bonus time!

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It’s bonus time!

Effective Sept. 9, soldiers willing to reenlist in some of the Army's most in-demand careers have the chance to receive up to $81,000 in lump-sum bonuses -- the highest amount in more than five years, officials announced today. In addition to critical fields, this latest announcement also offers a wide range

JBLM youth honored

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JBLM youth honored

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America recognized its national military youth of the year Thursday during a banquet in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. Two of the six candidates vying for the national title represented Army families. Among guest speakers were Lt. Gen. Leslie Smith, the Army's inspector general,

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