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    • Army Total Force partnerships improving readiness Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTMore National Guard and Reserve units are partnering with the active component under the Army Forces Command Total Force Partnership Program, and one of the latest is an infantry brigade combat team from California.
    • Leaders challenge Soldiers: 'Earn your cake' Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTUA-84299839-1 The Army's 241st birthday is but a week away now, and Army leaders are saying of Soldiers "let them eat cake" ... but only if they're going to burn off the calories with some robust physical training.
    • Area Denial Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTWinning in a complex world means that the Army must prepare for combined arms maneuver and wide area security, and that means area denial. However, systems like FASCAM have significant problems, including age and policy restrictions, so it falls to PM CCS, TACOM and ARDEC to sustain an aging stockpile and design successors. This article was originally published in the April - June 2016 issue of Army AL&T magazine.
    • 72nd D-Day liberation of Normandy observed Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTSeventy-two years ago today, 156,000 Allied troops, 9,000 aircraft and nearly 5,000 ships launched the largest amphibious invasion in modern warfare. Now, 72 years later, the world has changed, but the 50 mile stretch of coastline known as Normandy remains in solidarity in welcome to the troops, both the veterans and today's generation of Soldiers, who in their estimation, did not invade, but "liberated" Normandy.
    • Navy, it's cold outside -- Army shelters aid Navy arctic exercise Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTU.S. Army shelters perform well on land, but that just may be the tip of the iceberg, or rather the tip of the floating ice sheet. The Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center provided shelter support to the Navy during its biannual Ice Exercise in the Arctic Ocean. NSRDEC shelters were used as part of a temporary station on a floating ice sheet during the exercise called ICEX. The Navy used the NSRDEC shelters for billeting, diver exercises and emergency shelter.
    • Anakonda 16 officially kicks off in Poland Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers from eight countries took to the airfield at Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland June 6 for an opening ceremony marking the official start of Exercise Anakonda 16. Anakonda 16 is a Polish-led exercise taking place in Poland June 7-17. The exercise will include over 25,000 participants from more than 20 nations, supporting assurance and deterrence measures by demonstrating allied defense capabilities to deploy, mass and sustain combat power.
    • ROTC has minted over 1,000,000 new lieutenants during its 100-year history Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTUA-84299839-1 Where do new Army officers come from? They come from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; Officer Candidate School; and, for a century now, the Reserve Officer Training Corps.
    • DOD begins educating service leaders on new retirement system Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTDepartment of Defense officials announced Wednesday the launch of the "Leader Course," a tool designed to educate Service senior leaders and financial advisors about the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) that goes into effect, Jan. 1, 2018.
    • SMA's new book club kicks off Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTUA-84299839-1 Put on a pot of Earl Grey, because the next time the sergeant major of the Army comes to your installation, he just may be hosting a book club where he and Soldiers will discuss three titles with subject matter relevant to the profession of soldering.
    • Soldiers need to be ready 100 percent of time, says FORSCOM commander Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTIn the last 15 years, due to mission requirements, Soldiers have lost their ability to excel at combined arms maneuver and have relied too much on contract support, thereby losing the readiness edge against a near-peer threat, said Gen. Robert B. Abrams.
    • CSA presents Outstanding Civilian Service Awards at Twilight Tattoo Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTDuring a Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, May 25, two civilians were recognized with "Outstanding Civilian Service Awards," for their tireless and unwavering support to Soldiers and their families. The award is the third highest public service honor the Army can bestow upon a civilian.
    • Changes to retention control points providing increased promotion opportunity for mid-grade Soldiers Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTUA-84299839-1 Sergeants first class seeking another stripe saw increased opportunity during the fiscal year 2016 master sergeant promotion board, as the selection rate jumped 35 percent, from 8.4 in FY15, to 11.8 in FY16.
    • Djiboutian Armed Forces soldiers finish a five-month training Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTCAMP CHEIK OSMAN, Djibouti -- Djiboutian Armed Forces, also known as the Force AĆ©rienne du Djibouti (FAD) soldiers completed their final test, May 16, and graduated from Area Logistics Training, May 19, 2016. The five month training with the U.S. Army Regionally Aligned Forces Soldiers taught the FAD several skills necessary for their new logistics company.
    • 'Ghost Brigade' Soldiers prepare for future conflicts Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTSince 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to NTC was a way to hone in on those key fighting skills as a brigade.
    • Enforcing the law of 'Aloha' Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTU.S. Army Pacific, 200th MP Command expand Pacific partnership is growing

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