Monthly Archives: February 2014

This is what it’s like to be an Army woman in combat

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At Fort Stewart, volunteer Army soldiers — 100 men and 60 women — are drilling on physically challenging tasks demanded of infantrymen and tank crews. Continue reading

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Fire the generals; Army needs younger leaders to fight today’s wars (column)

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The Army would be better served by retiring some generals, colonels, senior Lt. colonels, and promoting the best captains, majors and junior Lt. colonels. Continue reading

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Bush-era lessons remain relevant for Obama in Pentagon budget (Column)

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The Defense Department was floating in money during the Bush years, and when Obama arrived it was planning as if that would never change. Continue reading

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Empty chair? Top officer seems slow on military ethics issues (Column)

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The Pentagon’s response to ethical lapses in the U.S. military lacks firings, public rebukes or punishments to show that top officials take it seriously. Continue reading

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Sled hockey helps wounded warriors rise above pain, injury

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USA Warriors hockey team members hit the ice in pursuit of a different kind of victory. Continue reading

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Training exercise helps Aviation Support Battalion keep skills sharp

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The battalion, nicknamed Work Horse, practiced setting up camp, medical evacuations and recovering downed aircraft. Continue reading

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GI Joe, the world’s first action figure, turns 50

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The birthday of G.I. Joe is celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it. Continue reading

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Military leaders could learn a thing or two from business leaders (Column)

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Chad Storlie makes a case for why U.S. military leaders should look to business to see how it dealt with overcoming ethical issues. Continue reading

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Lawmakers seek in-state tuition rates for veterans

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The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday that would require public universities to charge veterans in-state tuition rates or face financial penalty. Continue reading

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New York Military Museum to host event on black soldiers

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Learn about blacks who fought in the civil war at this event sponsored by the New York State Military Museum. Continue reading

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