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Soldiers promised reimbursement after plagued start of new Army school assistance system

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Army leaders are promising to address months-long issues with their new tuition assistance program, which have caused some soldiers to have to pay out of pocket for civilian schooling that is normally free. The problems started after the Army switched this spring from an older system called GoArmyEd to a new platform called ArmyIgnitED, which […]

Soldiers who perished in 1962 on secret mission to Vietnam are memorialized

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PORTLAND, Maine — Nearly 60 years ago, dozens of soldiers assembled for a top secret mission to Vietnam, three years before President Lyndon Johnson officially sent U.S. combat troops to the country. They never made it. Their airplane disappeared between Guam and the Philippines, leaving behind no trace. Ever since, their families have been fighting […]

Some soldiers may have to pay for spring classes after tuition assistance computer glitch

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Soldiers using Army tuition assistance programs will need to foot the bill for new classes this semester after a major failure with the service’s new computer systems. In a memo sent out last week, Army officials said that they are temporarily suspending funding for any new classes set to start the last week in April. […]

Some soldiers may have to pay for spring classes after tuition assistance computer glitch

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Soldiers using Army tuition assistance programs will need to foot the bill for new classes this semester after a major failure with the service’s new computer systems. In a memo sent out last week, Army officials said that they are temporarily suspending funding for any new classes set to start the last week in April. […]

Soldiers aren’t fighting Marines for a job in the Indo-Pacific, chief says

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The Army’s interests in the Indo-Pacific region have some wondering whether soldiers are wading into Marine territory, but the Army’s top officer dismissed those concerns Tuesday, saying the two services would bring complimentary capabilities to a fight in that part of the world. The Marine Corps is overhauling its force so it can quickly move […]

Two JBLM soldiers kidnapped pizza delivery driver at gunpoint, police say

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Two soldiers assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in Washington state, allegedly kidnapped and robbed a pizza delivery driver this weekend, but were stopped when a police officer saw them driving the wrong way on a downtown street and pulled them over. Pfc. Daniel Cano-Real, 19, and Pfc. John Jose Medina, 20, were arrested after midnight […]

Soldiers aren’t fighting Marines for a job in the Indo-Pacific, chief says

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The Army’s interests in the Indo-Pacific region have some wondering whether soldiers are wading into Marine territory, but the Army’s top officer dismissed those concerns Tuesday, saying the two services would bring complimentary capabilities to a fight in that part of the world. The Marine Corps is overhauling its force so it can quickly move […]

Soldiers tried to drink alcohol in the field, but ingested antifreeze, initial probe says

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Eleven soldiers hospitalized at Fort Bliss, Texas, believed they were drinking alcohol on the last day of a 10-day field exercise, but instead ingested antifreeze, according to toxicology tests and an initial inquiry breifed to reporters Friday. The troops were admitted to a hospital Thursday morning — two in critical condition — after they exhibited […]

New in 2021: Army to pick replacement for SAW and M4 for soldiers, Marines and special operators

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The Army in 2021 will select from among the three companies vying to build the Army’s replacement for both the M4 carbine and Squad Automatic Weapon. The Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapon project has been in the works for the past three years and, if completed and implemented, would mark the first substantial change in […]

New in 2021: Army to pick replacement for SAW and M4 for soldiers, Marines and special operators

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The Army in 2021 will select from among the three companies vying to build the Army’s replacement for both the M4 carbine and Squad Automatic Weapon. The Next Generation Squad Automatic Weapon project has been in the works for the past three years and, if completed and implemented, would mark the first substantial change in […]