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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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

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    • Feb. 2, 2014
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    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
  1. Army IDs soldier who shot herself at Fort Lee

    A soldier who barricaded herself in a building at a Virginia base and then fatally shot herself in the head earlier this week was a 33-year-old human resources specialist from New York, the Army said Wednesday....

      3:29 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  2. Two-star general demoted for lack of attention to sex assault case, Army says

    A two-star general has been demoted to one star and will retire after he received punishment for failing to pursue a sex assault claim in his command, the Army announced Wednesday....

      7:08 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  3. Promotion board: Raters are fudging facts for senior NCOs

    A recent promotion board tasked with examining the files of first sergeants and master sergeants came upon a stunning realization: Not only were senior NCOs gaining weight to an alarming degree, they were miraculously getting taller....

      11:40 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
  4. Soldier dies after shooting herself at Fort Lee

    An enraged soldier barricaded herself inside a major command's headquarters and shot herself in the head Monday after throwing objects around the office as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said....

      9:09 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
  5. SMA pays tribute to his drill sergeant — now it's your turn

    SMA remembers his drill sergeant....

      1:25 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  6. One-third of domestic violence victims in active-duty military families are men

    Army Special Forces Sgt. Casey Gray clearly recalls the day when his fiancée turned violent....

      12:10 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  7. Tattoo policy changes are coming soon

    Tattooed soldiers seeking to trade in their sergeant's stripes for a lieutenant's bar may soon see some relief from one of the Army's most controversial regulations....

      10:53 AM, Aug. 24, 2014
  8. Concerns arise about opening online exchanges to veterans

    While giving all honorably discharged veterans online exchange shopping privileges would be an added benefit, there are questions within the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments about whether some of the profits should also go back to veterans' progra...

      1:46 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  9. 'America's Got Talent' judges slam soldier's Backstreet Boys rendition

    The 'America's Got Talent' judges were not very kind to Spc. Paul Ieti on Tuesday night's semifinals round....

      3:26 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  10. Army general takes command in Afghanistan

    Gen. John Campbell assumed command of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in a Tuesday ceremony....

      8:01 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
  11. Colonel promotion list to post this week

    Selection lists containing the names of officers recommended for promotion by the annual Army Competitive Category colonel board that met in May will be released Thursday....

      11:42 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
  12. Two-star general demoted for lack of attention to sex assault case, Army says

    A two-star general has been demoted to one star and will retire after he received punishment for failing to pursue a sex assault claim in his command, the Army announced Wednesday....

      7:08 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  13. 1st lieutenants wanted for spec ops jobs

    Regular Army first lieutenants with a yen to serve in special operations will be considered for possible branch transfers to Special Forces, Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations by a board that meets April 20-24....

      5:02 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
  14. Research raises concerns for new Army helmet design

    Tests by Navy researchers on a new Army and Marine helmet design, complete with a visor and a jaw protector, showed blast waves could bounce off the added components and produce unexpected pressure, according to a recent research paper....

      5:06 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
  15. Two heroes from Vietnam will receive Medal of Honor

    Two soldiers who served in Vietnam will receive the Medal of Honor in a Sept. 15 ceremony, the White House announced Tuesday. A third soldier, who fought in Gettysburg during the Civil War, will also receive the top valor award....

      1:26 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  16. Obama announces veterans mental health efforts, but most aren't new

    In his speech before the American Legion on Tuesday, President Obama touted new initiatives intended to improve mental health treatment and support for service members and veterans....

      10:08 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
  17. Undersecretary hosts closed-door debates over HQ cuts, strategy

    To map deep cuts throughout Army headquarters, or decide any other thorny issue facing the service, the Army's top leadership has launched a new weekly power huddle at the Pentagon....

      1:33 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
  18. Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of base

    The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air...

      7:07 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
  19. Soldier dies after shooting herself at Fort Lee

    An enraged soldier barricaded herself inside a major command's headquarters and shot herself in the head Monday after throwing objects around the office as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said....

      9:09 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
  20. Sergeant's death in Afghanistan under investigation

    Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley died Friday in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced....

      4:34 PM, Aug. 25, 2014

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