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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,

AER offers $2,500 relicensing aid for spouses

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AER offers $2,500 relicensing aid for spouses

Army spouses can now apply for reimbursement of up to $2,500 in professional relicensing expenses through Army Emergency Relief (AER) when they move to another state. Last month, top Army officials announced a $500 limit on relicensing costs for military spouses for permanent change-of-station moves. However, if additional funds are needed

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