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    • April 15, 2014

    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.

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  1. One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts — and Congress is listening

    The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done....

      8:04 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
  2. Congressional candidate defends Special Forces claims

    A Mississippi congressional candidate called out by the Special Forces community for describing himself as a Green Beret says he stands by what he has said, even if it should have been phrased differently....

      10:08 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
  3. Gay soldiers at Fort Campbell open up on coming out

    Spc. Corderra Dews, 24, was living in Austin, Texas, and openly gay before he joined the Army in 2011, a couple of months before the end of 'don't ask, don't tell,' the policy that kept gay soldiers in the closet at the risk of losing their jobs....

      1:08 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
  4. CID looking for new special agents

    U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is putting out a dragnet — for new special agents....

      1:29 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
  5. Army PT overhaul: Master fitness trainers' will dispatch to all units

    Twelve soldiers — their backs ramrod straight, sweaty and spattered in mud — lowered to the grass in unison. They were doing pushups the right way — the Army way — with their elbows tucked close to their bodies....

      9:36 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
  6. Army PT overhaul: Master fitness trainers' will dispatch to all units

    Twelve soldiers — their backs ramrod straight, sweaty and spattered in mud — lowered to the grass in unison. They were doing pushups the right way — the Army way — with their elbows tucked close to their bodies....

      9:36 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
  7. Congressional candidate defends Special Forces claims

    A Mississippi congressional candidate called out by the Special Forces community for describing himself as a Green Beret says he stands by what he has said, even if it should have been phrased differently....

      10:08 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
  8. Top TA & GI Bill schools: Most popular colleges cater to troops by taking classes to them

    Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show....

      1:29 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
  9. Judge slams Dade County for razing soldier's home

    A federal judge has slammed Miami-Dade County for refusing to delay demolition of a soldier's home while he trained in California....

      5:26 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
  10. Five Questions with Texas Gov. Rick Perry: U.S.-Mexico Border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has accused the federal government of failing to provide enough resources on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants, including more than 57,000 children who have illegally crossed into the U.S....

      3:37 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
  11. An Army of 420K means involuntary separations

    If the Army has to drop to 420,000, you can expect the involuntary separations of enlisted and officers to continue....

      7:46 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
  12. One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts — and Congress is listening

    The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done....

      8:04 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
  13. Army announces annual captains list

    These first lieutenants have been selected for promotion by the annual Army Competitive Category captain board that met in April, the Army announced Thursday:...

      6:04 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
  14. FY14, Captain, Army Competitive Category, Selection Board Results

          SEQ# NAME BR 2048 ABATE JACK J IN 490 ABBOTT NICHOLAUS A FA 3927 ABDURRAHEEM ALI FA 1194 ABERNETHY...

      10:11 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
  15. 2 Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan....

      1:18 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
  16. On newsstands this week

    In this week's issue of Army Times, the job that will get you promoted. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary....

      1:22 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
  17. War & games: Ex-helo pilot heads Redskins special teams

    After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent....

      8:55 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
  18. One retired colonel is campaigning for more cuts — and Congress is listening

    The Army insists cutting the service down to 420,000 cannot be done....

      8:04 AM, Jul. 28, 2014
  19. Congressional candidate defends Special Forces claims

    A Mississippi congressional candidate called out by the Special Forces community for describing himself as a Green Beret says he stands by what he has said, even if it should have been phrased differently....

      10:08 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
  20. Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards accused the government on Monday of suppressing evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad....

      8:47 AM, Jul. 28, 2014

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