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The command sergeant major of I Corps said that a very good reason for a broad-based study of the profession of arms now is to close the gap between operations in the field and operations and life at garrison and home. Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe...
The commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence contrasted today’s Army with the service several decades back and concluded "In the industrial age we could get by with the checklist mentality." As the Army embarks on a yearlong campaign...
The command responsible for producing 60 percent of the Army’s new officers each year unfurled its flag and officially staked the colors Nov. 23 at its new home – Fort Knox, Ky. The event at Brooks Field marked the culmination of a transition from...
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The Army is attempting to speed up and streamline its acquisition processes to allow for more effective modernization of the force, senior leaders told an Institute of Land Warfare Contemporary Military Forum, "Modernizing the Army in an Era of...
In releasing its report on the shooting at Fort Hood in November 2009, Army Secretary John McHugh said. "This tragedy caused us to take a hard look at ourselves over the last year." Adding, "We are committed to ensuring the men and women and their...
The Association of the United States Army’s Arizona Territorial Chapter sponsored its annual Armed Forces Career Officers’ Day Luncheon Nov. 23, the largest hosted by the chapter in the lunch’s 22-year existence. Designed to encourage young men and...
President Barack Obama should receive a report on a review of his Afghanistan policy next month, a senior administration official said Nov. 9. Speaking to reporters on background, the official, who is involved in the review, said the review will...
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Although I had hoped to report that defense authorization and appropriations legislation is, at last, complete, partisan wrangling has prevented any forward motion. The defense appropriations legislation will either be a continuing resolution that...
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President Barack Obama said he was reviewing the recommendations of his deficit reduction commission in a search to "correct our fiscal course." The 18-member panel drawn from Congress, business leaders and academia wrapped up its work Dec. 3 when...
The Association of the United States Army is urging Congress "to authorize and fund a force of at least 700,000 soldiers on active duty status, drawn from the active Army, the Army National Guard and Army Reserve" as a key piece of its legislative...
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When Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., pressed the defense secretary on why not one question was asked in the survey sent to 400,000 service members and families on whether the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" law should be repealed, Robert Gates answered, "I...
The Army chief of staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee he would not recommend the immediate repeal of the 17-year-old law banning gays and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces because it would increase stress on deployed combat...
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President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Nov. 16 to the first active duty service member in nearly 40 years. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta was described as a humble, low-key soldier –- one that shies away from the limelight. But his actions...
With the Stryker armored fighting vehicle having proven its track record under the most severe combat conditions since its introduction in 2002, General Dynamics Corp. – the company that designed and built it – is gearing up to broaden its...
Since the first unmanned robots debuted on the battlefield in Bosnia in 1999, the devices have more than proved their worth in a variety of missions. Troops in the field who once had to put themselves in harm’s way for explosive-ordnance disposal (...