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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Prime Content Thousands of NCOs eligible for new instructor badges

    Soldiers competing for advancement to sergeant and staff sergeant can earn promotion points by serving in positions that lead to the award of the new Army Instructor Badges.

    • Mar. 17, 2014
  4. The Army wants to keep the 'best and brightest' in the ranks, so there are no plans to offer voluntary separation incentives as it continues to shed thousands of soldiers. Justin Connaher/Air Force

    Prime Content How the Army plans to thin the ranks

    If you've been hoping for a chance to voluntarily end your contract and collect a payout, don't hold your breath.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  5. Prime Content Pay changes run counter to troops' 'cash is king' mantra

    New proposals to shrink military compensation would hit troops in the wallet, almost immediately.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  6. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, briefs reporters at the Pentagon, where he outlined significant changes to military compensation and troops levels in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. Carolyn Kaster / The Associated Press

    Prime Content DoD pushes forward on pay, benefits cuts

    Never in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force has the Pentagon sought to roll back the existing military compensation package for service members.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  7. Prime Content No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  8. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team dismount their Stryker in South Korea. Some soldiers in Korea have new options for their incentive pay. Army

    Prime Content Lump-sum payouts set for Korea tour extensions

    Select categories of soldiers who are authorized tour extensions in South Korea continue to be eligible for assignment incentive pay of $300 per month, except this year they have the option of receiving that pay in a lump sum, rather than in monthly incre

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  9. Guardsmen operate at an urban terrain site. The Army National Guard and Army Reserve want to benefit from the experience that active-duty soldiers can bring with them when they leave the Army. Army

    Prime Content Army launches new incentives to quit active, join reserves

    If you're looking to leave active duty (or among the thousands getting the boot), the National Guard and Army Reserve want you.

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  10. Prime Content Master sgt. board mistakes

    The competition to make master sergeant is like snowboarding at the Olympics. One slip-up and the other guy is standing there with the medal and the smile.

    • Feb. 15, 2014
  11. Prime Content 16 promotion points to disappear July 1

    The Army has delayed a policy change that will terminate 16 promotion points for soldiers competing for sergeant stripes.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
  12. The XactSystem combines a rifle with a networked tracking scope, guided trigger, tag button and precision ammunition in a closed-loop system. TrackingPoint

    Prime Content Sniper upgrade: Accuracy-boosting scope kit to be delivered this month

    The Army is testing a fire control system that turns an average shooter into a deadly sniper in a matter of minutes.

    • Feb. 2, 2014
  13. Tisdale Army

    Prime Content War-zone crime ring led to prison time, murder and suicide

    One minute, Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, the respected commander of the 525th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, was attending a July 4 safety briefing at Fort Bragg, N.C. The next minute, he was shot dead by a disgruntled soldier who wounded another and quicklyturned the gun on himself in front of 200 people.

    • Feb. 1, 2014
  14. The Army is testing $2-a-piece 'Combat Gum' to issue to troops with a high risk of dental disease. Tim Centers/Indiana University

    Prime Content Cavity-fighting 'combat gum' in the works

    A first-of-its-kind, plaque-fighting chewing gum could change the way Army dentists treat soldiers and help save billions of dollars in dental care.

    • Jan. 26, 2014
  15. U.S. soldiers serve a critical mission in Africa as officials are concerned of the far reach of terrorist networks there. Spc. Michelle C. Lawrence/Army

    Prime Content Inside Africa ops

    Slain diplomats in Benghazi, Libya; a bloody hostage crisis in Algeria; a deadly mall attack in Kenya; and sustained fighting in Mali, Somalia and the Central African Republic.

    • Jan. 25, 2014
  16. Prime Content Ready to get out? Army ramps up transition help

    Regulations require that separating soldiers receive transition services no later than one year before departing active duty, but Army is moving toward a strategy that will initiate those services much earlier in a soldier's career.

    • Jan. 23, 2014
  17. A new badge may help elevate the stature of Noncomissioned Officer Education System instructors, who teach the Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course and Senior Leader Course. Army

    Prime Content NCO instructors will soon earn badges

    Soldiers who serve as instructors in the NCO Education System will be recognized with badges and professional development skill identifiers as a result of the Army's continued efforts to battle sexual assault.

    • Jan. 22, 2014
  18. Prime Content Tougher screening starts next month

    Tens of thousands of staff sergeants in-zone for February's promotion and retention boards have to act fast.

    • Jan. 20, 2014
  19. Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler said it will be at least a year before the assessments go live. Spc. Joshua Edwards/Army

    Prime Content SMA eyes 360-degree NCO assessments

    The Army is working on a 360-degree assessment tailored for noncommissioned officers, the service's top enlisted soldier told Army Times.

    • Jan. 18, 2014
  20. Two lawmakers have called recent remarks by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno 'irresponsible.' Mike Morones/Staff

    Prime Content Chief's Guard comments called 'irresponsible'

    Two lawmakers have joined the ongoing debate about the role and future size of the Army National Guard, calling recent remarks by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno 'irresponsible.'

    • Jan. 17, 2014
  21. Lt. Gen. David Perkins is the Army's pick to lead its Training and Doctrine Command. AFP/Getty Images

    Prime Content Perkins gets nod for TRADOC command; Cone to retire

    Lt. Gen. David Perkins is the Army's pick to lead its Training and Doctrine Command. He is commanding general of the Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

    • Jan. 15, 2014
  22. An Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies overhead on Feb 5 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Defense Department

    Prime Content Army aviation's 'bold proposal' to cut costs

    Army leaders are pitching a nimbler, more flexible force in the face of budget cuts — one they insist can provide the same capability for less money.

    • Jan. 14, 2014
  23. The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, is slated for deactivation. Early-outs of up to 12 months have been authorized for short-timers whose enlistments are about to expire and who do not elect to re-enlist or extend. Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth/Army

    Prime Content Deployed, deactivating units targeted in early-outs

    Early-outs of up to 12 months have been authorized for thousands of Regular Army enlisted soldiers assigned to units scheduled for deployment or deactivation.

    • Jan. 13, 2014
  24. Prime Content Navy's bad estimate more than doubles Hawaii soldiers' bills

    Hundreds of soldiers in Hawaii are facing a 123 percent rate hike in their electric bills — an increase brought on by the Navy's failure to properly estimate the cost of energy.

    • Jan. 12, 2014
  25. The Army has no plans to send soldiers to infantry school until combat specialties are opened to women. Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod/Army

    Prime Content 2 strategies for women in combat

    The Army's effort to open combat jobs to women is gaining momentum, while Marine counterparts are slowing down to regroup after being forced to scrap new female fitness standards.

    • Jan. 11, 2014
  1. 4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

    The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday....

      2:58 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  2. Judge grants Manning's name change request

    A Kansas judge has granted a request to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning....

      1:04 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  3. Report: Seat-belt stop nabs private who went AWOL in 2008

    If you're thinking about deserting, remember: Safety first....

      3:12 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  4. It's official: Army's new appearance reg takes effect

    The long-awaited Army Regulation 670-1, with new rules on tattoos, hairstyles, grooming and uniform wear, went into effect Monday....

      3:53 PM, Apr. 1, 2014
  5. Hair reg petition fails to force White House response

    A White House petition calling for the president to order the Army to reconsider its new grooming regulation fell short of its goal, but the female sergeant who started the petition still considers her effort a win....

      6:08 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  6. Fort Carson commander suspended after insensitivity claims

    A Fort Carson commander who wasn't allowed to leave for Afghanistan with his troops last month was suspended over allegations that he was insensitive to victims of sexual assault and discrimination, a newspaper reported Tuesday....

      4:12 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
  7. FDA warns maker of controversial workout supplement Craze

    Federal regulators have warned the maker of the once-popular sports supplement Craze about its proprietary blend of ingredients and tests showing an undisclosed methamphetamine-like compound in the product, records now made public show....

      2:22 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Soldier dies during exercise in Guatemala

    A soldier from the 56th Signal Battalion died Tuesday in Guatemala while participating in an exercise called Beyond the Horizon....

      4:10 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  9. Recruits trending older in U.S. military

    New recruits in the U.S. military are getting slightly older, with more than half of Army enlistees age 20 or above compared with a few decades ago when only a third were in the older age group, according to a RAND Corp. study released Wednesday....

      7:14 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
  10. McChrystal tells of his recovery after getting hit with 'career curve ball'

    Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrsytal says he got hit in the head by a metaphorical curveball, but he managed to pick himself up, dust himself off and transition from being a soldier to running a business, McChrystal wrote for Linkedin's...

      2:12 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  11. 4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

    The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday....

      2:58 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  12. Petition: Tan beret only for the Ranger regiment

    A petition calling for the tan beret to be authorized for wear only by soldiers in the 75th Ranger Regiment has garnered more than 2,500 signatures in less than a week....

      1:19 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
  13. Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq

    The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt....

      5:30 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  14. Ex-cop named N.Y. Army Guard's top enlisted soldier

    A retired Rochester police officer who served in the Iraq War has been selected to become the next senior enlisted soldier in the New York Army National Guard....

      8:14 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
  15. 4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

    The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday....

      2:58 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  16. Spy vs. Spy: Former SecDef Gates talks Putin

    Before he became secretary of defense, Robert Gates spent a career at the CIA when U.S intelligence agents were pitted against the KGB....

      1:02 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  17. Army personnel to take part in prayer event

    Army officials say they will not back away from participating in a Capitol Hill prayer event next month despite complaints that the event amounts to an endorsement of evangelical Christians....

      7:12 PM, Apr. 21, 2014
  18. 4 Army units heading to Eastern Europe

    The U.S. military in Europe is sending four company-sized infantry units, a total of about 600 soldiers, to Eastern Europe, the latest effort to reassure NATO allies in light of Russian aggression in Ukraine, a Pentagon official said Tuesday....

      2:58 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  19. Report: U.S. may leave fewer troops in Afghanistan

    The Obama administration is reportedly considering options to leave far fewer troops in Afghanistan after this year than the top U.S. and NATO commander for Afghanistan has recommended....

      9:16 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
  20. 10 years on, Pat Tillman's widow at peace with past

    Marie Tillman is sitting at her parents' dining-room table, waiting for a morning-coffee boost to kick in. She's surprised her baby is still asleep....

      3:22 PM, Apr. 21, 2014

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