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Brigadier General David Pritchett was recently recognized as the new adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard.
01/08/2024

Brigadier General David Pritchett was recently recognized as the new adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard.

The Alabama National Guard has expanded a partnership with Romania that started as a military-to-military exchange about 30 years ago.

The M60 Patton is still in service around the world thanks to lots of upgrades.
01/08/2024

The M60 Patton is still in service around the world thanks to lots of upgrades.

The M60 Patton first saw combat action with Israel, during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, and then the 1982 Lebanon War. The US first used their tank during Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada, in which US forces overwhelmed the tiny island nation in days.

The move comes after the U.S. killed the head of an Iraqi militia on Thursday.
01/08/2024

The move comes after the U.S. killed the head of an Iraqi militia on Thursday.

Iraq's prime minister announced his intention to remove the coalition from Iraq following Thursday's airstrike in Baghdad.

ICYMI...
01/07/2024

ICYMI...

AER gives out about $55 million each year in no-interest loans and grants to soldiers and their families, in addition to about $13 million in scholarships.

A surge of interest in mastering combat in the extreme cold is translating to a windfall of resources dedicated to techn...
01/07/2024

A surge of interest in mastering combat in the extreme cold is translating to a windfall of resources dedicated to technology, equipment and tools designed for these conditions.

Here are some of the extreme cold weather efforts now in development from Army researchers.

A Stryker brigade from Fort Carson, Colo., finished a seven-month rotation with live-fire drills in the snowy hills of N...
01/06/2024

A Stryker brigade from Fort Carson, Colo., finished a seven-month rotation with live-fire drills in the snowy hills of Nightmare Range, just 22 miles from the border with North Korea.

WATCH C-SPAN's BookTV on C-SPAN2 this Sunday, 7 January for special broadcasts of our AUSA Authors' ForumAt 2pm the firs...
01/06/2024

WATCH C-SPAN's BookTV on C-SPAN2 this Sunday, 7 January for special broadcasts of our AUSA Authors' Forum

At 2pm the first panel, "The Challenges of Command," with Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin, Ret. will be shown, followed by "The Sharp End of Deterrence" with L. Scott Lingamfelter at 2:52pm.

Video of the panels will be uploaded to the BookTV website after the broadcasts:

Follow and hear from your favorite nonfiction authors…and discover new ones! It's Book TV — Sundays on C-SPAN2, the only place dedicated to nonfiction books. Book TV features programming on a rich variety of topics, such as history, biography, politics, current events, the media and more. Watch ...

Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff at all state buildings in the state of Minne...
01/06/2024

Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff at all state buildings in the state of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Friday in honor of Sgt. Cade Michael Wolfe’s memorial.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is providing US Army Materiel Command with a wealth of insights into what it needs to do to...
01/05/2024

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is providing US Army Materiel Command with a wealth of insights into what it needs to do to prepare for contingency in the Indo-Pacific region.

“Think about Ukraine as an island... we are not allowed to cross the border,” Army Materiel Command’s deputy Lt. Gen. Christopher Mohan told Breaking Defense.

The Army’s ground combat forces will see three new vehicles arrive in 2024.
01/05/2024

The Army’s ground combat forces will see three new vehicles arrive in 2024.

Added firepower, better troop protection and robotic escorts add punch to ground combat.

Your mileage may vary with this advice...
01/05/2024

Your mileage may vary with this advice...

Eugene Petersen, a 101-year-old veteran, works out, fishes and volunteers several days a week. He said Dr. Pepper is one of the keys to his long life.

Cold-weather injuries across the services dropped more than 15%
01/04/2024

Cold-weather injuries across the services dropped more than 15%

Even as more troops participate in cold-weather training, injuries associated with the cold are on the way down.

The Army and the joint force must help reduce the stress of heavily tasked Soldiers in air and missile defense formation...
01/04/2024

The Army and the joint force must help reduce the stress of heavily tasked Soldiers in air and missile defense formations.

WASHINGTON — The Army and the joint force must help reduce the stress of heavily tasked Soldiers in air and missile defense formations, an Army leader t...

The Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, is a helmet-mounted combined night vision/thermal augmented reality ...
01/04/2024

The Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS, is a helmet-mounted combined night vision/thermal augmented reality and situational awareness tool coming to soldiers this year.

If testing goes well, the Army plans to field the futuristic device by 2025.

01/04/2024

Military recruiting in the United States is at an all-time low. Why?

Join us on Army Matters for a compelling conversation with 2nd LT Weiss alongside 1st LT Charlie Curtis, where we explore the traits of Gen Z and how the Army can do a better job of appealing to them.

Listen now: https://link.chtbl.com/tjo_bC0G?sid=Facebook

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
01/03/2024

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We asked each branch what the oldest piece of military equipment they still use is — here’s what we found.

To train American soldiers to counter the threat of civilian drones modified with explosives, the U.S. military recently...
01/03/2024

To train American soldiers to counter the threat of civilian drones modified with explosives, the U.S. military recently opened a specialized drone warfare school.

Small, inexpensive “off the shelf” drones, like those Ukraine is using against Russia and Hamas is deploying against Israel, are transforming modern warfare....

The Army formally announced a new “talent acquisition technician” warrant officer career field.
01/03/2024

The Army formally announced a new “talent acquisition technician” warrant officer career field.

The new warrant officer slots are part of the service's broader recruiting reforms.

A Christmas Day attack on Erbil Air Base in Iraq injured three U.S. service members, including Garrett Illerbrunn, an Ar...
01/03/2024

A Christmas Day attack on Erbil Air Base in Iraq injured three U.S. service members, including Garrett Illerbrunn, an Army pilot from Fort Liberty in North Carolina.

He's a pilot with the Army.

World War I led to a revolution in timepiece technology.
01/02/2024

World War I led to a revolution in timepiece technology.

The Army began issuing specifications for wristwatches as early as October 2016.

The Future Long Range Assault Aircraft touch point was the first of up to twelve events the Army plans to conduct to opt...
01/02/2024

The Future Long Range Assault Aircraft touch point was the first of up to twelve events the Army plans to conduct to optimize both human and system performance.

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — Program Executive Office, Aviation conducted a Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Soldier touch point the last week of November...

Rangers lead the way
01/02/2024

Rangers lead the way

Each year more than 1,000 soldiers — the vast majority being new troops fresh out of Army initial entrance training — come to Fort Moore to attempt to join the legendary 75th Ranger Regiment.

New Jersey Army National Guard Pvt. Anthony Del Tufo was recognized by the Nutley School Board of Education Dec. 11 for ...
12/31/2023

New Jersey Army National Guard Pvt. Anthony Del Tufo was recognized by the Nutley School Board of Education Dec. 11 for assisting residents of a home threatened by fire.

NUTLEY, N.J. - New Jersey Army National Guard Pvt. Anthony Del Tufo was recognized by the Nutley School Board of Education Dec. 11 for assisting residents of a home threatened by fire.Del Tufo

The "hard part" begins even before the course starts with a pre-assessment by the French military that only selects the ...
12/30/2023

The "hard part" begins even before the course starts with a pre-assessment by the French military that only selects the most physically and mentally fit.

American soldiers earned their 'Scorpion' pins at the French Army's Desert Commando Course, a grueling five-day challenge in Djibouti.

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