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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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Army researchers developing high-performance, lightweight helmet

Army researchers developing high-performance, lightweight helmet

| June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Army researchers in Massachusetts are developing technology that may soon yield a lightweight combat helmet that provides more protection than anything ever fielded.

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Army to field Squad Designated Marksman Rifle in September

Army to field Squad Designated Marksman Rifle in September

| June 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle, or SDM-R, is scheduled to be fielded at the brigade level starting in September, according to the Program Executive Office Soldier.

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For 8th TSC divers, excavating underwater tombs is a solemn, honorable duty

For 8th TSC divers, excavating underwater tombs is a solemn, honorable duty

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Full of sediment from the bottom of the sea, a gray metal basket slowly rose out of the turquoise water. While it appeared to only contain muck, it offered hope to the U.S. military divers waiting to inspect its contents.

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