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  1. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who carried on a three-year affair with a captain and had two other inappropriate relationships with subordinates, was reprimanded and docked $20,000 in pay Thursday, avoiding prison in one of the military's most closely watched courts-martial. Ellen Ozier / AP

    Lawyer: Sinclair may retire at current rank despite plea

    The attorney for Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who pleaded guilty last week to adultery and having inappropriate relationships with several women, said it is possible that his client could still retire as a general.

    • Mar. 25, 2014
  2. Command sergeant major at Wiesbaden relieved of duty

    The senior enlisted soldier at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, has been relieved of duty in connection with an off-post incident in November, a spokesman for Installation Management Command Europe told Army Times.

    • Mar. 21, 2014
  3. Army announces major promotions

    The Army on Thursday morning announced the names, sequence numbers, branches and functional areas of the Army Competitive Category captains recommended for promotion to major by the fiscal 2014 major promotion selection board that met in November.

    • Mar. 20, 2014
  4. A soldier runs during a physical demands study at Fort Stewart, Ga., on March 12. Lars Schwetje/Staff

    Army pushes for job-specific strength tests

    Her heart thumping under 100 pounds of combat gear, medic Joaida Cruz scrambled across a clearing, dropped to a watchful crouch — her weapon at the ready — then raced ahead into a kneel, ran again and dropped to the prone position before darting ahead and exiting the field, her face damp with sweat.

    • Mar. 19, 2014
  5. Officer promotion list for April is out

    These officers have been selected for promotion in April, the Army announced today.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
  6. 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's active component strength is expected to hit 490,000 by Sept. 30, 2015. Here, Wiesbaden V Corps soldiers salute during a casing ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany. Karl Weisel/Army

    Active-force sees sharp manpower drop

    Regular Army end strength in January took a sharp drop and hit 523,000 by the end of the month, after hovering around 530,000 early in the fiscal year.

    • Mar. 16, 2014
  8. Majors selection list to come out March 20

    A majors list containing the names of Army Competitive Category captains recommended for promotion by a board that met in November will be released March 20.

    • Mar. 14, 2014
  9. Army's TRADOC to get new commander

    The Army's Training and Doctrine Command is undergoing a change in command.

    • Mar. 14, 2014
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    Army Reserve Capt. Sage Fox poses on Wednesday in El Dorado Hills, Calif. Following a deployment to Kuwait as a man, Fox began taking female hormones and began living as a woman. After notifying her battalion commander, whom she says expressed support, Fox received a set of orders informing her she had been placed on inactive status, a step from discharge. An independent commission has concluded there 'is no compelling medical reason' for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving, according to a report set to be published Thursday. Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops

    The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, an independent commission said in a report released Thursday, saying there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calling on Presid

    • Mar. 13, 2014
  10. Carson colonel cleared, headed to Afghanistan

    The Army says a Fort Carson brigade commander has been cleared in an investigation and he will be allowed to rejoin his troops for deployment to Afghanistan

    • Mar. 12, 2014
  11. Captain board selections due out March 25

    Results will be released March 25 from the mandatory Army Promotion List captain board that met in December for National Guard and Army Reserve officers.

    • Mar. 12, 2014
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    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

    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
  12. The Army has extended the application deadline for first lieutenants interested in a job in Special Forces, psy ops and civil affairs. Army

    Army needs more 1st lts. for Special Forces

    The special operations officer accession board previously set for mid-April has been rescheduled for May 19. The move will give more time for officers to prepare their packets and apply for three growing career branches.

    • Mar. 8, 2014
  13. Fort Knox installs first female commander

    Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs has become the first woman to take command over Fort Knox and U.S. Army Cadet Command.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
  14. Soldiers train with a field artillery howitzer at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, last year. Women will now join field artillery units, down to the platoon level, as the Army opens thousands of jobs to them. Army

    Army opens all field artillery officer jobs to women

    Virtually all Regular Army, National Guard and Army Reserve positions coded for field artillery officers have been opened to women under a directive issued by Army Secretary John McHugh.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  15. DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says

    Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program — Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  16. Army Cadet Command gets new leader

    Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs has become the first woman to take command over Fort Knox and U.S. Army Cadet Command.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  17. 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
  18.  Staff

    Senior NCOs named for promotion in March

    These senior NCOs have been selected for promotion as of March 1, the Army announced:

    • Feb. 27, 2014
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    March officer promotion lists released

    These officers were selected for promotion in March, the Army announced Thursday.

    • Feb. 27, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Corp. Jacqueline Beachum carries a 65-pound T.O.W. missile several yards before loading the dummy missile to the launcher of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle during Tuesday's physical demands study. Stephen B. Morton / AP

    Army study gives women taste of combat tasks

    Standing just over 5 feet, Army Spc. Karen Arvizu is barely a foot taller than the anti-tank missile she carries in both arms and loads into an armored vehicle. She stands on her tip-toes to wrestle open the 300-pound top hatch.

    • Feb. 26, 2014
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    This Sept. 18, 2012, file photo shows female soldiers training on a firing range while wearing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky. Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do, say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service's nearly 170,000 women. Mark Humphrey / AP

    Report: Few Army women want combat jobs

    Only a small fraction of Army women say they’d like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job that takes them right into the heart of battle, according to preliminary results from a survey of the service’s nearly 170,000 women.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  19. Army Maj. Timothy Hyde is among several hundred officers being reviewed for possible job loss. William B. Plowman / for USA Today

    Soldiers survive combat, then lose their jobs

    For thousands of career-military troops who endured combat and family separations during a dozen years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the end of hostilities brings a new directive from the government — your services are no longer needed.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  20. Promotions to sgt., staff sgt. announced for March

    These soldiers have been selected for promotion to sergeant or staff sergeant in March, the Army announced today. They should contact their battalion S1 or Military Personnel Division to find out if they qualify for promotion as of March 1.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
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