Army Times

Invictus means ‘Unconquerable’ – Army prototypes new rotary assets

Earlier this year, the Army selected five companies to begin building prototypes for future rotary wing assets.  One of the companies, Bell, came up with the ‘360 Invictus’ which is being coined as a Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.  Bell has built several helicopters and assets for the U.S. Army in the past. In an attempt …

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Medal of Honor recipient to future leaders: Be good people

High school students are used to hearing advice about working hard and going after their dreams, but one Medal of Honor recipient had a different, simpler message: Be a good person. Retired Army Capt. Flo Groberg shared this with about 200 high schoolers from the Washington, D.C., area at the West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference on Thursday. The …

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Artist soldiers: Their self-expression and humanity in WWI is revealed in exhibit

In underground quarries, spanning for miles underneath the surface of the quiet French countryside, abandoned, make-shift cities hold touching remnants of World War I. Sleeping quarters, places of worship, even tables still littered with mess kits, are hidden 50 feet underground, unknown to many people and even historians. Accompanying these artifacts are drawings, carved into the …

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Burn pits downrange caused lung disease in service members, court rules

Service members and private military contractors who worked around “burn pits” downrange, and later suffered from lung and respiratory issues, may soon get a breath of fresh air. A January court ruling by a judge under the U.S. Department of Labor determined that open-air burn pits are connected to lung disease, according to the decision by …

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William H. Carney: The first black soldier to earn the Medal of Honor

Of all the men who wore blue uniforms in the Civil War, none felt more keenly the purpose of his mission than the African American soldier. Every marching step, every swing of a pick and every round fired at Confederate enemies gave him a chance to strike a blow against slavery and prove himself equal …

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US military has a long history of killing foes with entrenching tools

In 1951, Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army 1st Lt. Benjamin F. Wilson found a weapon of last resort in the entrenching tool. His unit had come upon a much larger enemy force in Hwach’on-Myon, Korea. Wilson dashed into enemy fire to assist members of his unit who were pinned down and he killed four …

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Military vs. civilian: Which pays better?

Do military service members make more money than civilians over a career? For example, would 18-year-olds who graduated high school in 2000 be wealthier today if they had enlisted and served through 2018, or would they have made more money if they had spent those years working in the civilian workforce? It’s a question separate …

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New Army Secretary Committed to Designing Fresh Future Readiness Blueprint

WASHINGTON — The new U.S. Army secretary, confirmed in mid-November, has spent his first days in office on the ground with troops both in Afghanistan and at the National Training Center in California examining the readiness of the force and how the deployed are faring in their mission. But he’s also turned his attention to …

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