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When the Army authorized beards for religious soldiers in early 2017, the move was a response to years of requests -- and a lawsuit -- from Sikh soldiers ... "In observance of your Heathen; Norse Pagan faith, you may wear a beard, in accordance with Army uniform and grooming standards for soldiers ...
Cornu was charged with determining whether the group had links with other secret "stay-behind" armies in Europe or was even part of a broader network, thus calling into question Switzerland's neutrality during the Cold War. In his report, the judge said this was almost certainly not the case. He ... War

The United States Army will not meet its target of adding 80,000 active duty soldiers this year and has officially lowered that goal. But Army leaders say they have been able to persuade many experienced soldiers to stay in the military to satisfy a growing need for troops. Army Sergeant Major Daniel ...
The Army has "aggressively gone after" ― in coordination with the manufacturers of Shadow (Textron) and Gray Eagle (General Atomics) ― "the root causes of our most consistent materiel failures: engine issues, turbo-charger issues, etc., etc.," Tate said. And the service has "made huge headway on ... drones US Army
In the end, the answers to "how do we build a powerful army" remain painfully simple. States that have access to enthusiastic populations with high human capital, that can cull the most innovative technologies from robust, modern economies, and that can structure their civil-military relations ...
He added: 'It [joining the Army] is the chance to do something challenging and a bit unusual. If you are an adventurous sort of person who doesn't see yourself staying where you grew up, then there are opportunities for you. 'I think it gives you a great deal of skills which you can take back into civilian life.
The Army chief of staff has said for years that a “megacity” fight is in the future and the Army is not prepared. ... Mark Milley to report back with a detailed plan and timeline to integrate that training into the Army, identify costs and feasibility of building an urban warfare training center and what technology and ...
Brighton, N.Y. (WHAM) - Members of the U.S. Army paid a visit to Monroe Community College Wednesday. The soldiers were there to show off the Army's drones and share knowledge on the technology with the college award-winning drone team. "Drones are the way of the future," U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kenny Benjamin said.
The RCO was established in August 2016 to address some of the Army's most pressing capability gaps by rapidly prototyping and fielding systems to units within one to five years. The new office has been laser-focused on three priorities: cyber, electronic warfare, and position, navigation and timing.
That puzzled me because while I think the Army has been slow to adjust, I don't think that is the primary critique. Foremost, I think, is that the Army doesn't seem to know how to win its recent wars. The Kroesen view is that the civilians are to blame for that. But I wonder if Army leaders really have taken the ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Members of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Subcommittee see utility for the Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system in the Army National Guard and they want the service to come up with a proposed plan for building up Gray Eagle capability in the reserve component.
The Army won't make its goal of 80,000 recruits this year. So far, six months into the recruiting year, it has brought in just 28,000. My guess is that this is just the first big sign of an impending recruiting crisis. People are tired of our wars, and the economy is doing well enough so that joining the military loses ...
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Forty Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged appropriators to consider purchasing Iron Dome, the short-range missile defense system in Israel, for U.S. Army use. The request came in a letter to the top Republican and Democrat on the defense ...
Based on specific input about the presence of dreaded NDFB(S) militants G Bidai and Batha, who have several police cases against them, Army units from Kokrajhar and Chirang districts in association with SSB jointly launched the massive operation in Chirang district and the Manas Reserve Forest along ...
In addition to covering over information available on the rollover accident in its main report, the Army also failed to give the public a copy of the Fort Hood unit's report, known as an Army Regulation 15-6 investigation. The unit report had been given to deceased soldiers' family members, who shared it with ...
An interview with an 11-year-old Syrian boy broadcast last week on Russia's main state-owned news channel, Russia-24, appears to have been filmed not in the boy's hometown, where a suspected chemical attack took place, but at a Syrian army facility where Russian military advisers were present.

In February this year, Army chief Mansareh Kinteh said preliminary results of their investigations revealed that the detained former generals had fallen out with Jammeh. The army chief added that Umpa Mendy, Jammeh's principal protection officer, and the former head of the State Guards Battalion ...
A screen grab of the U.S. Department of Defense Combating Trafficking in Persons computer-based training module. The course is one of three mandates being eliminated at Army headquarters level in a bid to streamline training requirements, though combatant commanders may opt to require them.
Cannon-cockers with the 1st Infantry Division's “Bonecrusher” Battery fired hundreds of artillery rounds a day for two weeks straight as they tested the Army's newest upgrades to the Paladin howitzer. And some of the soldiers in the battery who participated called it the most “intense and exhilarating” training ...
“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 junior ...
The U.S. Army is pushing ahead with plans to field railguns on the battlefield of tomorrow, awarding a leading railgun developer a contract to mature a ground-based railgun system. Rapid progress in miniaturizing railguns technology has transformed the hypersonic weapons from laboratory curiosities to ...
WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin-owned Sikorsky has engineered its S-97 Raider coaxial experimental helicopter to use the U.S. Army's future engine in an attempt to present the aircraft as a strong and soon-to-be-ready contender for the Army's Future Vertical Lift family of aircraft expected to come ...
Army Maj. Gen. Malcom Frost, Center for Initial Military Training commanding general, pins the Basic Army Instructor Badge on Air Force Staff Sgt. Casey Andersen, 362nd Training Squadron, Detachment 1 HH-60 helicopter crew chief instructor, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 9, 2018. While the AIB ...
The Army's top civilian leader is open to providing back pay to recently promoted National Guard soldiers who have been caught in a backlog and are waiting ... Army Secretary Mark Esper said Thursday that, as a former member of the Army National Guard, he was very familiar with the issue: Once Guard ...
U.S. Army officials have confirmed that a soldier from Tolleson was killed Tuesday during a training accident at the National Training Center in California. Pvt. Julian Diaz, 19, died in a vehicle crash at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, according to an Associated Press report. Tolleson ...
The Army may be working overtime to field a more powerful rifle to replace the M4 carbine and M16 rifle that soldiers have been complaining about for years, but that's not stopping the branch from buying more: A presolicitation published by Army Contracting Command on April 11 proposes up to two ...
A judge handed down a harsher sentence to a former Army couple Thursday for child abuse that took place at a Morris County military base, authorities announced. Former Army Maj. John Jackson, 42, and Carolyn Jackson, 40, were convicted on charges of child abuse against their three adopted children ...
The Army has identified a soldier who died at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. Pvt. Julian Diaz, 19, died in a vehicle incident on Tuesday, according to a news release. Diaz was an indirect fire infantryman with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th ...
The Army is playing catch up at all levels of fires with China and Russia. ... While senior officials admit that the Army is currently outgunned and outranged in its artillery and missiles programs, the service's secretary and top general told Congress that fixing that problem at every level is their top priority.
As the Army upgrades its vehicle fleet for a potential slugfest with Russia, it is also building in manned and unmanned options in all future vehicles and helicopters that are poised to hit the ... Gary Peters, D-Michigan, quizzed both Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and Milley on upgraded Stryker production.
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers, assigned to Ohio's 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, work with an Avenger during Anakonda 2016 at the Ustka Range Complex in Ustka, Poland, June 9, 2016. National Guard Avenger batteries are now deploying on a heel-to-toe rotation to Europe to fill a ...
HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army is establishing three programs of record to sort its inventory of more than 4,000 non-standard robots and seeks to develop a common controller across the entire fleet. The service aims to remove 2,000 of those robots from the inventory before the programs of record are fully ...
A British soldier has died in the final week of his training course in a tragic diving incident. An investigation has been launched into the death of Lance Corporal George Partridge at the National Dive Activity Centre in Chepstow, Gloucestershire. The 27-year-old, who was expecting his first child with wife ...
“Back in the 1990s, decisions were made to down size and there was not much of a need for SHORAD (Short Range Air Defense),” said 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Commander U.S. Army Col. David Shank during a ceremony last week marking the 678th's Europe mission. However, during the past ...
The Army's modernization initiatives aren't plunging into the valley of death this week or even, in most cases, this year. It will take time to build prototypes, to test them and to figure out how the force will make the most of new technology. But over the next few years, enough of these projects have to make it ...
Agents from local welfare offices screened prospects, then passed them along to the Army for a physical examination and a final decision. The Army also managed the huge task of transporting successful applicants to hundreds of work camps. The corps established operations in all 48 states and the ...
SHOPIAN, Kashmir — An Indian Army operation against militants fighting Indian rule in the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley killed at least 12 militants on Sunday, the largest one-day death toll of insurgents in recent years, officials in Kashmir said. At least three soldiers and four civilians also died, and about ...
“He is looking for the guy who can say, 'I know how to handle Mueller. I know you think he is bad, and we'll take care of it.' Problem is, you can't find that lawyer, because no one will be able to do that.” ROGER COSSACK, a longtime legal analyst, on President Trump's struggles to find and keep lawyers.
The summer of 1961 should have been an enthusiastic period for Lohman-area resident Melvin Stubinger, as he had recently graduated from Russellville High School and prepared to embark upon establishing a career for himself. However, with the military drafted a pervasive reality for men of his age, ...
Esper said he was spending his first days as Secretary visiting some of the places most critical to the Army. At this year's symposium, many Army insiders are expecting the Secretary to announce more details about an Army Futures Command. “So, part of that is how do we look at a different organizational ...
Martial music, military intelligence, “Taps” — you want to keep your armies of the night, and the day, at arm's length. Our nation is not our armed forces. But Americans, we're not as a whole — not even maybe 2 percent — in the disreputable Gregory Salcido camp, either. The now-fired Pico Rivera teacher ...
Army won its fourth straight meeting with Navy in a tight contest Saturday at Annapolis. In a game that saw only three tries scored, the Black Knights and the Midshipmen switched leads six times. Connor McNerney slotted an early penalty goal to put Navy up 3-0. But Army flyhalf Jon Kim answered with two ...
In 2030, These 5 Nations Will Have the World's Most Powerful Armies on the Planet ... Does the army have access to national resources, including an innovative technological base? • Does the army have sufficient support from political authorities, without compromising the organization's independence?
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — When the Soviet Army pulled out of Afghanistan decades ago, it left behind rusty tanks, the wreckage of helicopters and a Ukrainian man who now goes by the name Nek Mohammad. On Feb. 15, 1989, the last Soviet commanding general in Afghanistan, Boris V. Gromov, walked ...
The Pueblo Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that fire crews from Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, Pueblo Rural, Pueblo West, Pueblo City, TTCi, Rye & West Park Fire are assisting the depot in fighting the fire. The Army said in a news release that all personnel have been notified. At 3:30 p.m., the Army said two ...
A fight between two elite Army special operations soldiers on Wednesday left one person dead, the Army confirmed to ABC News. Shortly after 5:30 pm on Wednesday, ... A spokesperson for Army Special Operations Command would not confirm the identity of the shooter. But, a senior defense official said ...
“We are unaware if other branches have conducted official testing of the MHS,” Taylor told Task & Purpose in an email. “Army test standards are more stringent than those followed by the commercial industry and civilian law enforcement agencies in the U.S., and the MHS passed all of the Army safety ...
The Army's Stryker-mounted laser, built to zap enemy drones out of the sky, just took a major step towards combat. Artillery soldiers with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment are currently getting intensive training on how to laser-blast drones out of the sky to field-test specially modified Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles ...
BANGKOK: More than 300 Thai pro-democracy demonstrators marched to the gates of the army headquarters in Bangkok on Saturday to call on soldiers to withdraw their support for the ruling junta. It was one of the biggest in a new wave of protests against corruption and the government's failure to keep to ...


 

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