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  1. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work, briefs reporters on Oct. 1 at the Pentagon on the military health care system review. Cliff Owen / The Associated Press

    Prime Content Military health system: Patients say they can't get in to see their doctors

    An unprecedented Pentagon review of the military health system -- prompted by the VA hospitals scandal -- concluded that military hospitals and clinics overall provide health care on a par with private-sector programs, despite longstanding complaints by troops, retirees and their families frustrated by long wait times and inadequate care.

    • Oct. 5, 2014
  2. University of Maryland University College military students participate in a class discussion at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The military is applying new rules on how troops can use tuition assistance money to further their off-duty personal education. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Prime Content Poor college grades mean you may have to repay TA

    Troops may begin to think twice before tapping tuition assistance benefits starting this fall when new Pentagon rules will require more service members who get bad grades to repay their tuition money with out-of-pocket cash.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
  3. Pilots of UH-60 Black Hawks and CH-47F Chinooks are some of the soldiers needed on active duty. Picasa / Army

    Prime Content Active-duty jobs open for guardsmen and reservists

    A 'help wanted' notice has been posted for qualified officers of the National Guard and Army Reserve who want to transition to full-time active-duty service with the Army.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  4. Prime Content House panel rejects benefits cuts in 2015 defense budget

    In the first official congressional action on the Pentagon's proposed 2015 budget, House lawmakers have rejected proposed cuts in housing allowances and commissary funding, as well as an overhaul of the Tricare system that would increase out-of-pocket cos

    • May. 5, 2014
  5. Army Times asked soldiers how to improve the Army Physical Fitness Test and many wrote back to say pullups would be a better measurement of strength than pushups. T. Anthony Bell / Army

    Prime Content The push for pullups: Why soldiers want it added to PT test

    Soldiers across the Army say there's a simple way to better measure an individual's strength and prepare them for combat — add pullups to the PT test.

    • Apr. 14, 2014
  6. Soldiers and Marines train together near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The Army is considering adopting Marine Corps camo patterns. Staff Sgt. Chad Warren/Air Force

    Prime Content Army expects 'family' of camo patterns

    The Army envisions fielding a 'family' of three camouflage patterns, but unless they're headed into combat, soldiers will probably only wear a 'standard stateside pattern,' according to a top Army equipment official.

    • Mar. 24, 2014
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  2. These federal contractors are hiring vets now

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  3. Financial help possible for families of troops deployed on Ebola mission

    Families of troops deployed to West Africa on the Ebola mission are eligible for emergency financial assistance from the nonprofit Operation Homefront on the same basis as those of troops deployed to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, officials an...

      12:41 PM, Oct. 20, 2014
  4. SMA: Boots may not meet military specs

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler is concerned soldiers are buying boots that don't meet military specs, and the service will soon respond with a list of approved and unapproved footwear to better equip soldiers....

      10:41 AM, Oct. 19, 2014
  5. PEO Soldier issues reminder to use lithium batteries in gear

    While on patrol during one of his four war-zone tours, Staff Sgt. José Salcedo experienced firsthand one of the problems that can come with using alkaline batteries instead of lithium ones in sophisticated military gear....

      4:31 PM, Oct. 20, 2014
  6. Army tests super-repellent uniform

    Army researchers have developed a no-stick, no-stain, no-stink coating that could all but eliminate the need for soldiers to wash their uniforms — and it's going commercial before it goes on your ACU....

      9:57 AM, Oct. 19, 2014
  7. Utah Guard investigating risque promotional video of women with guns

    A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in t...

      9:56 AM, Oct. 19, 2014
  8. All three components 'critical' to facing global uncertainty

    All three Army components must be ready to respond to 'the entire range of military operations' in an uncertain, volatile world, the commanding general of Forces Command said....

      4:54 PM, Oct. 20, 2014
  9. Lockheed's selfie campaign shows of JLTV, benefits military families

    A few vehicle makers at the AUSA show this week banned people from taking pictures of their products, but Lockheed Martin was counting on it....

      4:40 PM, Oct. 17, 2014
  10. As logistics mission closes in Afghanistan, Pacific heats up

    The new reality of the Army — sending scalable units all over the world with wide-ranging missions — cannot be done without the necessary equipment. Coordinating these efforts is Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command....

      10:00 AM, Oct. 19, 2014
  11. CDC to revise Ebola protocol; military readies medical team

    Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear 'with no skin showing,' a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if...

      4:19 PM, Oct. 19, 2014
  12. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Army Times, the new re-up rules and what they might mean for you. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary....

      4:21 PM, Oct. 20, 2014
  13. Overseas federal contractor jobs common in industry

    After Scott Lang's tours in Iraq and Kuwait, you might think the last thing he would want to do is go back to the Middle East....

      1:21 PM, Oct. 19, 2014
  14. Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops

    Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people....

      8:11 AM, Oct. 20, 2014
  15. Nevada guardsman killed in school shooting posthumously awarded 2 medals

    More than 500 supporters sat in silence with heads bowed and solemn expressions on their faces on Sunday as they remembered Sparks Middle School teacher Michael Landsberry....

      4:31 PM, Oct. 20, 2014
  16. Sweden: 3 credible sightings in submarine search

    The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion in the area....

      11:02 AM, Oct. 20, 2014
  17. PT test tactics: 53 expert tips

    Army Capt. Lee Kind still remembers the sting of that first PT test. A cadet at Augusta State University in Georgia, he felt like a miserable failure. Technically, that's exactly what he was....

      6:21 PM, Aug. 30, 2013
  18. Army unveils new PT uniforms

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      6:25 PM, Aug. 11, 2014
  19. UPDATE: New images show details of new Army camo

    Combat uniforms featuring the service's newest camo pattern will be available for sale starting in the summer of 2015, the Army announced Thursday....

      7:31 AM, Aug. 4, 2014
  20. Tactical Veteran: Private security contractor jobs offer good money — with risks

    How does a six-figure, tax-free job overseas sound?...

      12:30 PM, Jul. 8, 2014

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