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Army program mitigates avalanche threat in Western states

Using military artillery to control avalanches is not new to the Army, which did it in Europe during WW II and was the first to successfully do it in the U.S., according to a paper on the program’s history written by Doug Abromeit. In 1949, according to the former ...
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TACOM teammate instrumental in saving friendís life

At about 8:30 on the morning of the Fourth of July, 2016, while vacationing in Ludington, Michigan, with family and friends at a resort on Hamlin Lake, Eric Bradley was sleeping when there was a frantic knock on the door. Bradley, a lead logistics management specialist ...
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More Stryker upgrades coming after first Soldiers shoot off 30mm rounds

TWICKENHAM, England – For the first time, Soldiers got to unleash the distinct “brrrt” gunfire of a 30mm cannon mounted on top of a Stryker combat vehicle in mid-January, as part of testing at Maryland’s Aberdeen Proving Ground, the ...
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Army Donations Program adds honor, dignity and symbolism to military ceremonies

Military ceremonies and memorial services are rich in emotion, tradition and symbolism. These symbols, such as the ceremonial firing of rifles, are ingrained in American culture as trademarks of honor and dignity. Without these displays of patriotism, military ...
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923rd Contracting Battalion returns from deployment

Members of the 923rd Contracting Battalion returned home in early November after a successful deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
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Army welcomes students to auto show education day

The Army helped welcome more than 4,000 Michigan students to Education Day at the 2017 North American International Auto Show Jan. 18 with a band performance and a career-based presentation.
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Bonuses, other incentives to help retain Soldiers amid push for 1 million-strong force

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. – With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army’s top enlisted member said Jan. 12.
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TACOM honors MLK legacy

TACOM Life Cycle Management Command employees observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 10 with a visit and speech by the head of the task force responsible for Michigan’s largest celebration and the nation’s fifth largest.
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This month in history - Some 1967 TACOM responsibilities relevant 50 years later

As a major subordinate command under U.S. Army Materiel Command, TACOM assumed responsibility for three program managers and retained oversight of project managers for related systems until 1987. That is when recommendations of the Packard Commission and ...
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Trust bedrock of Army profession

WASHINGTON -- Trust, say Army leaders, is a key component of the Army profession and it is critical to everything Soldiers do.
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Arsenal receives largest contract in a generation to support ... the Indian army

WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. – The Watervliet Arsenal has received a $47 million contract to manufacture 145 howitzer cannon systems as part of a $737 million foreign military sales contract that BAE Systems has with the Indian government. This award took about eight ...
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Army launching new TV series showing real lives of Soldiers

FORT MEADE, Md. – Soldiers Broadcasting launched its newest video series called “Soldiers” Jan. 31 on Defense TV, YouTube and the new Soldiers webpage.
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Turbans, beards, dreadlocks now permissible for some Soldiers

WASHINGTON – Female Soldiers may now wear dreadlocks and male Soldiers whose religious faith requires beards and turbans may now seek permanent accommodation.
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Finance guru Suze Orman investing time to train Soldiers

WASHINGTON – The Army has enlisted the help of personal finance expert Suze Orman to educate Soldiers and their families on money matters so they don’t fall victim to predatory loans, mounting credit card debt or other financial issues.
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VA national cemeteries offering pre-need eligibility determinations

VA will review applications and provide written notice of its determination of eligibility. VA will save determinations and supporting documentation in an electronic information system to expedite burial arrangements at the time of need. Because laws and personal ...