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Changes to Best Warrior Competition

Posted by Rebecca on Jul 2, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Lora Strum

This year's Best Warrior competition has been revamped and moved to Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said the changes to the competition - which selects the Army's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer, or NCO, of the Year - are designed to better assess Soldiers' basic grasp of Army standards and push beyond them to excel in increasingly challenging circumstances.

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Topics: National Guard News, Military News, Military Branches

'Cool Effort' Army Development for Those with Heat Injuries

Posted by Rebecca on Jul 1, 2015 12:11:42 PM

By Bob Reinert/USAG Natick Public Affairs

In hopes of bringing medical treatment to Soldiers on remote battlefields in warm climates, the folks at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, recently put forth a "cool effort."

The Heat Ailment Recovery Pack, or HARP, is being developed by the Joint Foodservice Engineering Team, or JFET, of the Combat Feeding Directorate at NSRDEC. It will help personnel maintain medical supplies at the proper temperatures and keep potable water cool until medical attention can be administered to Soldiers with heat-related injuries.

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Topics: Military News, Deployment

Military Athletes Show Skills at 2015 DoD Warrior Games

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 30, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Karen Parrish
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

The Defense Department’s 2015 Warrior Games, which concluded [June 28] at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, provided an Olympic-style spectacle of warrior-athletes competing in games of skill not too different from the “arts of war.”

Archery and shooting, cycling and swimming, track and field, volleyball and basketball events displayed the strength, stamina, balance, spatial awareness, muscular control and sheer will that power top professional athletes as well as successful service members.

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Topics: Military News, Military Heroes

SC Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team Saves Ill Hiker from Remote Area

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 29, 2015 2:40:00 PM

By Lt. Col. Cindi King | South Carolina National Guard

The South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team saved a hiker with a life-threatening emergency from a remote area in Oconee County, South Carolina, on June 25.

The SC-HART team was notified about 5:30 p.m. that medical authorities in Oconee had reached a hiker in a remote area who was in urgent need of further care, but was located miles away from roads in mountainous terrain. The SC-HART capabilities were requested, as they can reach remote areas quickly with a South Carolina National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk and team who conduct hoist operations.

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Topics: National Guard News, Military News, Military Heroes, Reserve/National Guard Members, Military Units

2015 Employer Support Freedom Award Winners Announced

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 26, 2015 2:12:00 PM

By DoD News | Defense Media Activity

Pentagon officials announced Thursday the 15 recipients of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the highest honor the department gives to employers for support of National Guard and Reserve employees.

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Topics: National Guard News, Reserve/National Guard Members, Military Transition

USAF Raptors Bring Intimidation to Exercise Northern Edge

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 25, 2015 5:30:00 AM

By Staff Sgt. William Banton, Northern Edge 15 Joint Information Bureau Public Affairs

Its wide muzzle, short black broad nose with large nostrils and deep-set, dark eyes grimace intimidation across the patch on the right shoulder of the pilot boarding his aircraft while preparing to engage an enemy in the joint interoperability environment that is Northern Edge 2015.

The intimidation the 525th Fighter Squadron pilots bring to the fight is only matched by the powerful capabilities of an aircraft adept at ensuring lethality against all advanced air threats.

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Topics: Military News, Military Units

Marines, French Gendarmerie Quiet Riots

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 24, 2015 4:39:12 PM

By 1st Lt. Danielle Dixon, Marine Corps Forces Europe

Crisis-response Marines held their position alongside men and women from the Escadron de Gendarmerie Mobile, a unit with France’s national police force known as the Gendarmerie, while more than 50 rioters threw flaming Molotov cocktails, bricks, and tear gas at the National Gendarmerie Training Center in St. Astier, France, June 18-22.

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Topics: Military News, Military Branches, Military Units

First Female Enlisted Sailors Selected for Submarine Service

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 23, 2015 3:37:53 PM

From Enlisted Women in Submarines Task Force Public Affairs

With the release of NAVADMIN 142/15 "FY16 Enlisted Women in Submarines Selections", the first group of enlisted female Sailors from across the Navy has been chosen to serve in the U.S. Navy's submarine force.

Rear Adm. Charles "Chas" Richard, commander, Submarine Group 10 and Enlisted Women in Submarines Task Force Commander, said the interest to apply was impressive.

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Topics: Military News, Military Branches

Father, Son Spend Father’s Day in Deployed Location

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 22, 2015 3:52:23 PM

By Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson, 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Deployed accommodations have changed drastically in the last 30 years. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, handwritten letters and rooms filled with pay phones were the only ways to communicate with loved ones from home. 

“When I went to Desert Storm the first time, we got our phone call home and we were in country (for) almost a week,” said Tech. Sgt. Michial Smith, a 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment technician. “It was a three-minute morale call and you waited in line for it. I actually got a letter home before that call.”

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Topics: Military Families, Deployment, Servicemember Spotlight

Army, Air Force Take Bomb Disposal to New Level with Lasers

Posted by Rebecca on Jun 19, 2015 1:21:22 PM

By Carlotta Maneice, AMRDEC Public Affairs

The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, vehicles with laser technology. 

Before, when the military wanted to disable a bomb, highly-trained bomb disposal specialists wore body armor, protective suits or used robots to render an area safe.

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Topics: Military News

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