News and Current Events

New Camo Pattern in Stores July 1!

  • 06/02/2015 - 14:30

    The Army's transition to its newest ACU camo pattern - called Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) - will be starting at 19 Army posts throughout the country on July 1. OCP is not only a different camo pattern from the current Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP) and MultiCam (issued to deploying soldiers since 2010), but the ACU also features a few design changes following requests from some soldiers.

    New Camouflage Pattern, New Design

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Blue Star Offering Free Museum Admission This Summer

  • 05/21/2015 - 08:57

    Memorial Day is fast approaching, and with it the official start of summer. This summer, the Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Department of Defense have partnered with more than 2,000 museums (in all 50 states) to give free admission for military members and their families.

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NCO Suggestions to Fix the Army

  • 05/12/2015 - 09:30

    At the end of April at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 79 noncommissioned officers gathered for the 3-day NCO Solarium. The NCO Solarium is a unique chance for the NCO's to discuss problems they have noticed with experts, formulate a solution, and then present that solution to leadership personnel - including Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey. was able to interview several of the participants in the Solarium about what was discussed:

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19 Women To Begin Ranger School Today UPDATED: 8 Recycled, 11 Out

  • 05/11/2015 - 09:04

    The 19 women who successfully completed the Ranger Training Assessment Course (RTAC) will begin Ranger School today.

    The Army is running a one-time integrated assessment as part of a wider initiative to open as many combat-related MOSs to women as possible. Although the women who complete the Ranger School course will be awarded the much-coveted Ranger tab, they will not be assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment.

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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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