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"There's a lot of frustration out there with mandatory training and mandatory reporting, all these things we've burdened junior leaders with," Esper told Army Times in early April. "[Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley] and I are working hard to provide them relief on that front, and really empower our ...
The Gulf nation ended its programme in Somalia this month in response after Somali security forces seized millions of dollars and temporarily held a UAE plane. "Some Somali military forces attacked us at the base, they wanted to loot it but we repulsed them," Ahmed Nur a soldier who was trained ... army

The recruiting team was searching for the best and brightest to fill the second and third brigades of the proposed six brigades -- five active duty Army and one National Guard. The 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade was activated in 2017 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was recently deployed for a ... Fort Hood
The Shan Human Right Foundation pointed out that the "town of Mong Phyak, half way between Tachilek and Kengtung, is surrounded by Burma Army bases, including Military Operations Command 18, Infantry Battalions 329 and 330, an armored battalion, supply bases and a Military Hospital battalion.". Human Rights Soldier
EGLIN AFB — The daughter of a 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Green Beret soldier who allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife early this week has been placed in the custody of a sister, according to Army Col. Patrick Colloton, commander of the 2,500-troop unit headquartered near Crestview. Green Berets
In the bid to nab criminal activities around Lagos and Ogun states, soldiers of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army have arrested 15 suspected pipeline vandals at Ilara and Imagbon areas of Ikorodu, 23 suspected cultists in the Ejinrin area of Ikorodu, and seven suspected impostors. Maj.-Gen. Enobong ... Green Berets
There is real uncertainty whether such things as robotic tanks and high-speed scout helicopters are possible on the Army's timeline. But if there's one area where a high-speed approach can work, it's training simulations, where the Army can piggyback on the rapid development in commercial gaming. Green Berets
“It's also important to note that the conditions themselves have been unfairly characterized,” Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands, the Army G-1, said in a statement at the time. “For example, a child who received behavioral counseling at age 10 would be forever banned from military service were it not for the ability ... Green Berets
“Falcon's Peak was an exercise designed to challenge the aviation brigade using real-world distances and simulated threats that replicate the future of warfare, particularly as we see it in multidomain battle” said Army Col. Clair A. Gill, 10th CAB commander. Army Maj. Joshua Meyer, 10th CAB operations ... Green Berets
The Nigerian Army has explained what led to the burning down of a Benue community by its troops on Wednesday, saying the attack followed the killing of one soldier by some residents. The soldier was allegedly buried in a shallow grave a day before, but the apparent reprisal by the army resulted in the ... Green Berets
A 71-year-old white woman has been arrested for assaulting two uniformed Army Reserve captains — one of them pregnant — in a Macon, Ga., Cheddars after she and her large son taunted the officers as “black lesbian bitches” over a parking-space dispute — an incident that one disturbed restaurant ... Green Berets
An icon of special operations and a man who at one time was the Army's most battle-tested officer has died. Maj. Gen. Michael D. Healy, 91, died Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, according to officials. The general served in the military for 35 years, spending much of his career at Fort Bragg. When he ... Green Berets
It plays a crucial psychological role, taking raw recruits away from civilian life, plunging them into life in barracks, breaking down their sense of self and molding them, sometimes brutally, into a cohesive unit of soldiers. But it may soon be significantly less brutal in Belgium, where the army is considering ... Green Berets
Police officials said troops have reached the Zazi Maidan district in Khost province after clashes broke out on Sunday between local residents and Pakistani troops across the Durand Line. “Army, Police and NDS (National Directorate of Security) forces have reached Zazi Maidan district and they will ... Green Berets

Afghanistan routinely accuses the Pakistani Army of attacking civilians and security checkpoints on the disputed border, accusations Pakistan denies. Pakistan claims it is subject to attacks by Pakistani Taliban militants that Islamabad says are based on the Afghan side of the border. The two countries share ... Green Berets
The Soviet race to Berlin began on April 15 from positions east of the city, and by the morning of April 21, 1945, staff officers at the German army and armed forces joint headquarters at Zossen, south of Berlin, were girding themselves for capture after Hitler denied a request for them to relocate away from the Soviet advance. Green Berets
Police officials said troops have reached the Zazi Maidan district in Khost province after clashes broke out on Sunday between local residents and Pakistani troops across the Durand Line. “Army, Police and NDS (National Directorate of Security) forces have reached Zazi Maidan district and they will ... Green Berets
Twenty soldiers — already champions of brigade-level contests — have been vying to be named the division's best soldier, noncommissioned officer, officer and KATUSA (Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army). The “Best Warrior” winners, which will be named Friday, will progress to the Eighth Army level ... Green Berets
The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops had arrested two alleged masterminds of the killings in the Takum and Ussa Local Government Areas of Taraba State, identified as Mr. Danjuma and Mr. Danasebe Gasama. According to the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, Danjuma ... Green Berets
Evakuatsia, or Evacuation 200 [200, or "Cargo 200," a former Soviet military term for dead bodies], a Ukrainian group of volunteers engaged in the search for soldiers killed in the Donbas war, delivered the body for identification and forensic examination, the headquarters of Ukraine's military operations ... Green Berets
We had a chance recently to visit Fort Sill and to experience first hand the efforts and thinking of Army innovators shaping a way ahead for Missile Defense. With the Army's focus on insertion of new capabilities as rapidly as possible and doing so in a way that lays an evolving foundation for further ... Green Berets
The top uniformed official in the U.S. Army on Thursday undermined recommendations from Defense Secretary James Mattis against transgender military service — which led to President Trump's ban on transgender people in the armed forces — by asserting their presence has had no negative impact on ... Green Berets
On Nov. 15, 1941, shortly before the U.S. enters World War II, the first United States Army mountain ski unit is created. Formed at Fort Lewis in Pierce County, it is designated the 1st Battalion, 87th Mountain Infantry. The National Ski Patrol assists in the recruitment of skiers and those with mountain ... Green Berets
The legal fight over transgender troops and a proposed Pentagon policy barring many from service is not an issue of civil rights, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said on Thursday. Milley told a Senate committee that soldiers voluntarily give up some civil rights when they enlist and that instead the ... Green Berets
Nine soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the state converged April 5 to 8 on Marseilles Training Center to compete for the title of the Illinois Army National Guard's Best Warrior. The competition began with the Army physical fitness test, a three-event test consisting of two minutes of pushups ... Green Berets
Robert Wilkie, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales on Wednesday unveiled some of the early work being done on a task force that was years in the making but only under Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has received the heft of funding and ... Green Berets
In doing so, Congress failed to establish a clear distinction between the military and civilian law enforcement. In the succeeding decades, marshals began enlisting army troops for this purpose as well. This was done, as one legal scholar has noted, on the grounds that any federal soldier was also ... Green Berets
A U.S. soldier, left, coaches his Nigerian counterpart during a training exercise at a remote military compound located about 145 miles north of Abuja, Nigeria, Feb. 14, 2018.Twelve U.S. soldiers provided tactics and training instruction to about 200 Nigerian army soldiers from the 26th Infantry Battalion. The seven-week ... Green Berets
Army Sgt. Sean M. Bryant of Macon, Ga., shows Army Pvt. Joshua I. Brackin of Dothan, Ala., where the parachute static lines need to be checked for defects at Fort Valley, Ga., March 10, 2018. Both soldiers are parachute riggers with the 421st Quartermaster Company. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary A. Green Berets
As the Army moves to build a force that can take on a near-peer adversary, some of its most important — and immediate — initiatives start with the ... Senior Army leaders are working hard on these issues, Army Secretary Mark Esper told Army Times April 4, and the efforts are all part of a larger plan to build ... Green Berets
Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, scale a hill during a rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in August. The Army wants to extend basic training and revamp its physical fitness program in preparation for high-intensity, near-peer combat. (Spc. Dana ... Green Berets
The Army is moving forward with efforts to develop an autonomous convoy capability that could help troops transport supplies, equipment and other resources more efficiently and safely across the battlefield. The service's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC, ... Green Berets
Without it, the Armed Forces will be stuck with a landslide of dropouts that drain the military budget. Carl-Johan Karlsson was a Ranger in the Swedish Army. He holds a bachelor's degree in international politics from the American University of Paris and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia ... Green Berets
An Army jawan was killed while four others including a lieutenant were injured as Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir today, officials said. The cross-border shelling by Pakistani troops started in Krishna Ghati sector ... Green Berets
German army approves maternity uniform for pregnant troops. Germany's defense ministry says some 80 volunteers tested a range of uniforms as well as underwear and tights, and their feedback will be considered. world Updated: Apr 03, 2018 19:59 IST. Associated Press, Berlin. A German flag is pictured on a soldier's ... Green Berets
In recent weeks, thousands of army soldiers attacked villages across the province of North Kivu, where rebel groups are based. Around the town of Beni, DRC's army is fighting an Islamist-inspired militia blamed for killing 14 UN peacekeepers in November, the worst loss of life in a single incident for the ... Green Berets
The American and British soldiers killed last week in Manbij, Syria were "conducting a mission to kill or capture a known ISIS member," Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Adrian ... Dunbar, 36, of Austin, Texas, was assigned to the Army's elite Delta Force, according to two sources familiar with his service. Green Berets
Washington (CNN) CNN has learned that the US military has been working on plans to send dozens of additional US troops to northern Syria, according to several US ... The US military is releasing few details about the mission that killed Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar and UK soldier Sgt. Matt Tonroe. Green Berets
POCHEON, South Korea — U.S. and South Korean forces discovered seven pieces of ordnance, including a mortar and a sabot penetrating round, at a village outside of Rodriguez Live Fire Range during an unprecedented cleanup operation last week, Army officials said. The four-day cleanup, which ... Green Berets
One indicator of the sensitivity of the mission is Dunbar was identified publicly by the Army only as being "assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C." That specific language has been used in the past when troops killed in action have actually been part of the ... Green Berets
One soldier was among the dead, the army said in a statement, which added that it had killed six insurgents and "neutralised" seven suicide bombers. The attackers were trying to infiltrate into the city, said Ba'Kura Abba Ali, a militia leader in the area helping soldiers in fighting Boko Haram. The assailants ... Green Berets
Al-Shabaab, which once controlled much of Somalia, wants to topple the western-backed government in Mogadishu. Militants detonated a suicide car bomb at the gate of the Ugandan army base in Bulamarer before storming into the complex. A second suicide car bomb targeted a convoy of Ugandan army ... Green Berets
An Egyptian army soldier stands outside a polling station before the start of the first day of the 2018 presidential elections, in al-Haram neighbourhood in the ... Army spokesman Tamer Rifai in a statement said the six militants were killed in an exchange of fire in the north of the Sinai, as the army launched a ... Green Berets
The detachment normally comes under the command of the New York Army National Guard's Troy-based 42nd Infantry Division. The detachment augments the 10th Mountain Division's command post during combat deployments. It provides staff officers and noncommissioned officers who bring added ... Green Berets
(CNN) US and UK defense officials on Saturday released the names of the two troops who were killed this week in an improvised explosive device attack ... US Army Master Sgt. Jonathan Dunbar, 36, of Austin, Texas, and British soldier Sgt. Matt Tonroe died as a result of Thursday's explosion, the defense ... Green Berets
A special operations soldier assigned to Fort Bragg was killed in Syria on Friday, according to the Department of Defense. Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, 36, of Austin, Texas, died from wounds received near Manbij, Syria, officials said. Dunbar, assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations ... Green Berets
Months after the Army started distributing its new Modular Handgun System to soldiers, the other service branches are following its lead and buying thousands of the new sidearms for themselves. The latest confirmation comes from the Air Force, which told on Thursday that it planned to buy ... Green Berets


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