Category Archives: deployments

Are phoneless deployments the future for Marines?

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Cellphones have become ubiquitous in the modern U.S. military. It is how word is passed and how Marines pass time after hurrying up to wait. But against a sophisticated enemy, the signals given off by cellphones could give away a unit’s position and cause them to be targeted by long-range weapons. When 3,500 paratroopers with […]

Army eyes shorter deployments, reducing low-priority unit obligations

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The Army has been looking at the possibility of instituting shorter deployments, as well as reducing some requirements on units that would trickle down to the squad and platoon levels, the Army chief of staff said Oct. 6. “We’re working our way through that right now,” Gen. James McConville told Army Times during a telephone […]

For engineers, deployments to Pacific islands, Southeast Asia could be in the works

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Honolulu ― For decades, small groups of military engineer teams have been spending six-month stints in paradise in the name of strengthening the U.S.’s relationship with one Pacific island nation. And there’s possibility that their model could expand, after Defense Secretary Mark Esper made a Pentagon chief’s first ever visit to Palau on Aug. 28. […]

US troop deployments in Iraq to be focus of White House talks this week

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Further reductions to the U.S. military footprint in Iraq will be among the topics of discussion when Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visits the White House on Thursday. Currently about 5,000 American troops are stationed in the country, even though President Donald Trump declared the Islamic State group defeated nine months ago and ordered the start […]

Guard deployments may end one day short of mark needed for retirement, education benefits

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Tens of thousands of National Guard troops responding to the coronavirus pandemic could see their deployments halted one day short of qualifying for a host of veterans benefits, according to a new report from Politico released Tuesday. The newspaper said federal officials in an interagency call last week acknowledged that the Guard deployments are scheduled […]

Guard deployments may end one day short of mark needed for retirement, education benefits

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Tens of thousands of National Guard troops responding to the coronavirus pandemic could see their deployments halted one day short of qualifying for a host of veterans benefits, according to a new report from Politico released Tuesday. The newspaper said federal officials in an interagency call last week acknowledged that the Guard deployments are scheduled […]

Guard deployments may end one day short of mark needed for retirement, education benefits

guard-deployments-may-end-one-day-short-of-mark-needed-for-retirement,-education-benefits

Tens of thousands of National Guard troops responding to the coronavirus pandemic could see their deployments halted one day short of qualifying for a host of veterans benefits, according to a new report from Politico released Tuesday. The newspaper said federal officials in an interagency call last week acknowledged that the Guard deployments are scheduled […]