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Echoes updates retired Soldiers, surviving spouses, and their Families on their benefits and entitlements, developments within the Army, and how they can support the Army in their civilian communities. 37 more words

History

3-star: More training days for the Guard as the Army struggles with readiness

From the Army Times website

Army National Guard units will see more training days – up to 60 days a year in some cases – and combat training center rotations as part of the Army’s effort to increase readiness across all three components and keep up with the demand for soldiers around the world.

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Military

U.S., Lithuanian soldiers keep cool during winter survival training

 By 1st Lt. Cameron Kelly (3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div.)March 8, 2017

RUKLA, Lithuania — On a freezing day in Lithuania, sweat broke on Sgt. Jose Soto’s face as he stepped toward the frozen pond where a hole was cut into the ice. 444 more words

Review Article

The Army could let soldiers grow beards

From the Army Times website

The old adage is true: Ask (and ask and ask and ask) and you shall receive.

The Army is in the midst of a study to determine whether it can safely allow soldiers to wear beards, multiple officials have confirmed to Army Times. 43 more words

Military

U.S. military counters North Korean missile threat by deploying advanced defence system to South Korea

The U.S. military began deploying an advanced defensive missile system to South Korea on Monday, a long-awaited move that was agreed upon with the government in Seoul last summer and follows a series of provocations by North Korea. 846 more words

News

UNDER THE HEADING, "WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?": Army puts Muslim Chaplain in Charge of the Spiritual Needs of 14,000 Mostly Christian Soldiers

Authored By Onan Coca March 2, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://constitution.com/army-puts-muslim-chaplain-charge-spiritual-needs-14000-mostly-christian-soldiers/

In one of the most head-scratching turn of events in recent military history, the Army has decided that the man most capable of handling the spiritual needs of 14,000 mostly Christian soldiers is… 745 more words

Political

EXCLUSIVE: Trump Took Future Green Berets into Oval Office in Q-Course First

President Trump, in his third week in office, met with a class of Green Beret candidates and brought them into the Oval Office for the first time in the course’s history.

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