News and Current Events

New BCT Testing for Individual Skills Starts Oct. 1!

  • 09/29/2015 - 09:34

    Army recruits that attend Basic Combat Training will have some new requirements starting on Oct. 1 that the Army hopes will assist in the transition away from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to preparing for future conflicts. The new requirements include a battery of potential tests at the end of each phase of BCT, along with a timed march and peer evaluations.

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Congressman Calls for Women Ranger Records; West Point Grads Respond in Kind

  • 09/24/2015 - 14:30

    Rep. Steve Russell (R-OK), a Ranger School graduate who served in the Army for 21 years, recently requested documents about the two women graduates of Ranger School, and now some West Point graduates are turning the tables.

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Ranger School Open to Women!

Live-Fire Exercise on the Korean Peninsula

  • 08/31/2015 - 08:37

    Last week the US and South Korean Army and Air Forces participated in a massive live-fire exercise in Pocheon, an area about 50 miles north of the South Korean capital of Seoul and about the same distance from the North Korean border.

    The following video shows some of the forces involved in the exercise, and the amount of firepower on tap with these combined forces is both intense and impressive:

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Contract Awarded

  • 08/27/2015 - 09:46

    The Oshkosh Defense Company has been announced as the winner of the contract to build the successor of the Humvee, as the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) competition that started late in 2006 has finally ended!

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