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New fitness test measures combat readiness, Army Secretary says

New fitness test measures combat readiness, Army Secretary says

| September 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

“If you can’t pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, then there’s probably not a spot for you in the Army,” said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper.

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Futures Command aims to tap into innovative culture

Futures Command aims to tap into innovative culture

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Army’s undersecretary hopes to “harness the energy” of entrepreneurs in the Austin area and across the country, as the Army Futures Command plans to officially open its doors later this month.

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New Army credentialing assistance program to be tested this fall

New Army credentialing assistance program to be tested this fall

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new Army Credentialing Assistance Program is set to begin a one-year limited user test in Texas this fall before a projected rollout to the entire service in fiscal year 2020.

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President signs National Defense Authorization Act, which includes 2.9 percent pay raise

President signs National Defense Authorization Act, which includes 2.9 percent pay raise

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which provides for a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops, the highest increase in nine years, as well as a 3.4 percent increase fo

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Automated meal entitlement system, food trucks to improve Soldier dining experience

Automated meal entitlement system, food trucks to improve Soldier dining experience

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Army is phasing out its manual meal card system after decades of use. Soldiers will be able to sit down to eat sooner at dining facilities across the Army as the service fully transitions to its new automated meal entitlement code system next month.

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Opting for Thrift Savings Plan smart idea, says leader

Opting for Thrift Savings Plan smart idea, says leader

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the wisest financial choices a Soldier can make is to
opt in for the Thrift Savings Plan program, said Henry Manning.

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Soldiers should consider Survivor Benefit Plan before retiring

Soldiers should consider Survivor Benefit Plan before retiring

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Soldiers nearing retirement should consider not only where they want to live, work, or go to school after the Army, but also whether they want to participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan.

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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.

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Soldiers to be eligible for tuition assistance right after AIT

Soldiers to be eligible for tuition assistance right after AIT

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Soldiers will no longer have to wait one year after completing their advanced individual training to receive tuition assistance.

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599th Trans. Bde. first-aid team takes life-saving on the road

599th Trans. Bde. first-aid team takes life-saving on the road

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Members of the 599th Transportation Brigade became a lot more prepared as the unit’s first-aid team took training on the road from April 28-May 9.

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