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DARPA Tests Guided Bullet

  • 05/01/2015 - 08:08

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, more commonly known as DARPA has been the birthplace of a lot of advanced military technology, and they are at it again!

    Test footage from the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, which has been researching guided bullets, has provided the proof that not only will it make a snipers job easier, it can actually make hitting a moving target a trivial issue - even for those with little to no training.

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SMA Dailey's Weekly PT Routine

  • 04/21/2015 - 09:57

    For the new Sergeant Major of the Army, Dan Dailey, PT time is sacred, and he is trying to spread that enthusiasm throughout the Army.

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The VA, One Year Later

  • 04/09/2015 - 09:16

    It's been about a year since it was revealed that a VA hospital in Phoenix was concealing wait times for soldiers' care and that soldiers have died while waiting for care, and while progress has been made, not everyone is satisfied.

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Military Personnel System In Need of an Overhaul

  • 04/06/2015 - 09:09

    After only 5 weeks on the job, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is worried about both recruiting and retaining the best soldiers for America's military in the coming years. To that end, DefSec Carter has come up with a dramatic change to the US military's personnel system and structure.

    Some of his proposed changes:

    • Change the promotion system to put increased weight on skill and merit, and less emphasis on seniority.
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Army Tattoo Policy Change Coming!

  • 04/02/2015 - 08:07

    A new tattoo policy that will do away with the limit on the number and size of permissible tattoos is coming soon, thanks to input from soldiers and officers throughout the Army.

    This new policy, which won't take effect until the new revision of Army Regulation 670-1 is published, would allow soldiers (and potential soldiers) to have tattoos on their legs and/or arms as long as the tattoos are not visible while wearing an Army uniform. The ban on neck, head, face, and hand tattoos as well as any tattoos that contain extremist, sexist, or racist content will still be in place, however.

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