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TACOM civilian injured in Afghanistan receives medal

Gregory Jones was working in TACOM Life Cycle Management Command’s Integrated Logistics Support Center in Warren, Michigan, when he deployed to Afghanistan in early 2011. On March 9, 2017, Jones received the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom.
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Women leaders share experiences with TACOM audience

“Celebrating women’s history is not about how women compete with men, it’s about celebrating each other’s strengths, abilities and contributions.”
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Senior Service College Fellows visit training center, Humvee production site

The Midwest Senior Service College fellows visited the Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, March 21-22, and AM General in South Bend, Indiana, March 24.
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Top logistics leader: Readiness requires big actions

With straight talk, the Army’s senior logistician challenged industry partners and his own workforce to help meet the demands of Army readiness.
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TACOM supervisor eyes ‘Mr. Universe’ title

When he is not busy performing his duties as a shelf life management team supervisor in TACOM’s Integrated Logistics Support Center, where he supervises 10 people, Marvin Elmore devotes much of his time to bodybuilding.
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This month in history: Bill Holley helps Korean orphans

In far off Korea, Bill Holley is America for the 176 orphans at the Ham Kwang Christian Orphanage at Kwang-Ju. He spends a lot of time with these homeless waifs trying to instill a little cheer into their young lives. Through his efforts, these children lead a little ...
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Army Materiel Command hosts change of responsibility

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – What may have appeared to many as a symbolic gesture was much more than that, said the Army’s senior logistician and commander of Army Materiel Command.
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America on the brink of the First World War

WASHINGTON – By April 1917, people were already calling the war between the Allied Powers and the Central Powers the Great War, and they were right to do so. 
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120 programs on hold due to unpredictable funding

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The most formidable threat the Army faces today is not a resurgent Russia, a more sophisticated Chinese military or even terrorist networks. It’s fiscal uncertainty, one of the Army’s top civilians said March 14.
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Trump seeks $30B more in fiscal 2017 to rebuild military, fight ISIS

WASHINGTON – In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan March 16, President Donald J. Trump asked for another $30 billion for the Defense Department in this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, to rebuild the armed forces and accelerate the campaign to defeat the Islamic ...
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Army is hiring: Army increases end strength by 28,000 Soldiers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of the Army will add 28,000 soldiers to its ranks by Sept. 30, 2017, officials announced March 20. The troop increase was directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017.
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ROTC grad shadows TACOM CG

On December 2nd Lt. Becca Rosenblatt was recruiting Army officers at Michigan State University, her alma mater. Nearly three months later she was shadowing the commanding general of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command – Army Materiel Command’s largest unit ...
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WIAMan program celebrates milestone

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and its partners at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab held a ceremony Feb. 22 to celebrate a milestone in the Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin, or WIAMan program, with the completion of ...
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New Soldier armor weighs less with more options

WASHINGTON – The average Generation II Improved Outer Tactical Vest weighs about 26 pounds. But the new “Torso and Extremity Protection System” or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight and ...
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‘Mad scientists’ discuss emerging tech as Army releases strategy on robots

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – Swarms of robots scouring enemy terrain ahead of ground troops outfitted in high-tech exoskeleton suits are among the many ideas proposed in the Army’s new strategy on robotic and autonomous systems.