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ACFT

ACFT! Watch Army Leaders Compete With Their Troops

Col. John Hermann and Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hester took on the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) alongside their Soldiers. The event took place at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Watch it below! How do you think they did taking the challenging test? Consequently, what do you think of the new way to measure physical fitness? The …

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Army trainee hijacks bus full of elementary school children

Today, police arrested a Fort Jackson trainee after he took over a school bus full of children. The suspect was armed with an issued rifle, but did not harm anyone on board. Fort Jackson officials made the following statement: “This was a failure in our accountability procedures that we truly regret and are apologetic to our …

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PT uniform

Marines on social media “hate” the new PT uniform

The Marine Corps recently announced a new change to their Physical Training (PT) uniform. However, it did not go over well. Many took to social media to voice their opinion over the new threads. Some of the responses were pretty brutal. One commenter stated, “This seems like a waste of time and money… We already …

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Army releases results of 2021 tenant satisfaction survey

Army public affairs recently announced the result of the 2021 tenant survey. They state the “survey was conducted by an independent, third-party firm using standardized questions prepared by the Department of Defense across all military services.” The findings indicated an “increase in customer satisfaction.” The Director of Installation Services, Michael Reheuser, made several remarks about …

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3 Fort Hood Leaders to Receive Memorandums of Reprimand

A statement released by the Army detailed the results of their investigation into the actions of Fort Hood leaders. It outlined that Gen. Michael X. Garrett, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, has made a determination based on the investigation conducted by Gen. John Murray. As a result, the following occurred: Gen. Garrett …

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Exchanges

DOD to Expand Access to Military Exchanges

Military Exchanges have long been selective of who is allowed to shop there. However, that list just got a little longer with a recent change by the DOD. The Department of Defense announced,  “Starting May 1, 2021, DOD and Coast Guard appropriated fund and nonappropriated fund civilian employees are authorized to shop at military exchange …

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DepSecDef Hicks: Conflict With China is neither “desirable nor inevitable.”

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks has had a lot to say about China. Most recently, Hicks said, “Beijing has the economic, military and technological capability to challenge the international system and America’s interests within it.” Also adding, “This is happening all along the continuum of conflict — from routine statecraft, through the use of …

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Family of Vanessa Guillén slams White House for “going silent”

Yesterday, the family of Vanessa Guillén held an emotional press conference in Washington D.C.  Natalie Khawam, the family lawyer, opened by asking for a moment of silence. Adding, “At this hour, one year ago, Vanessa Guillén was being shoved in a tuff box, let that sink in.” Afterwards, the family detailed their struggles, and criticized …

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Coast Guard

Coast Guard ending Seacor Power survivor search at sundown

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced it will suspend the search for more survivors of the Seacor Power capsizing. The announcement came during a press conference earlier today. Six crew members were saved the day of the disaster. Five crew members were found unresponsive, and eight are still missing. “We’ve had to make the difficult …

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VA confirms fourth stimulus payment for Veterans

Today, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs sent an email out regarding a fourth stimulus payment. The email stated the following: “The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service recently announced they are disbursing more than 25 million payments in the fourth batch of Economic Impact Payments …

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