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Private firm to update Army hotels

Rest Easy is updating accommodations at Washington-area bases. They're expanding and modernizing existing hotels.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 08:05am EDT

Ft. Belvoir welcomes double amputee as garrison commander

Col. Gregory Gadson has taken command of Fort Belvoir in Virginia, marking the first time ever a double amputee has become the garrison commander of a major installation.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 05:04pm EDT

Army deploys first fruits of agile acquisition process

Hundreds of pieces of equipment the Army has assembled as part of its new network modernization strategy will deploy with soldiers to Afghanistan on Oct. 1, the first results of the Army's transition to capability set management.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 12:07pm EDT
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Fort Belvoir, DISA headquarters reopen after storm

Most of the power has been restored at Fort Belvoir, as of Tuesday morning. The base will operate under open status on Tuesday, with all employees expected to report to work on time.

Sunday - 07/01/2012, 05:13pm EDT

Army Reserve emphasizes 'circle of talent'

Army leaders are encouraging active duty soldiers to consider entering the Reserves, said retiring Lt. Gen Jack Stultz, former commanding general of the Army Reserve Command. Stultz took off the uniform for the last time after a June 9 change of command ceremony.

Friday - 06/29/2012, 06:24am EDT
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Gadson first double amputee to command Army garrison

A double amputee has taken the lead as a garrison commander for the first time in history. Col. Gregory Gadson took command yesterday at Fort Belvoir, Va., a garrison of more than 18,000 service members.

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 09:03am EDT

Army suspends co-owner of propaganda firm

The Army has suspended a co-owner of the Pentagon's top propaganda firm in Afghanistan.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 08:46am EDT

Military reexamines professional development after 10 years of war

DoD is examining how to keep servicemembers' "fires lit" once the military services transition to a mostly peacetime status. Gen. Martin Dempsey said some units will be aligned with a particular region of the world. DoD also will take advantage of advancements in technology to help with training.

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 05:11am EDT
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Army plans to begin four 'utility-scale' renewable energy projects this year

The four acquisition decisions the service will make in the coming months are the first fruits of a task force the Army created to pursue large-scale solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy facilities on its bases.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 01:46pm EDT

VA launches virtual hiring event for veterans

VA will offer teleconferencing at Fort Drum, N.Y., Fort Knox, Ky., Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Riley, Kans.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:14am EDT

DoD bolsters acquisition workforce in face of budget pressures

Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:09pm EDT
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Soldiers who don't re-enlist could face involuntary early separation

The program affects soldiers who have more than three years active duty service but less than six years total service.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 08:19am EDT

Army veterans use filmmaking as therapy for PTSD

In 1943, an enraged Gen. George S. Patton slapped a battle-fatigued U.S. soldier at a military hospital and accused him of cowardice, an episode that nearly ended Patton's career. Nearly 70 years later, two filmmakers _ one of them Patton's grandson _ are trying to help soldiers cope with what is now called post-traumatic stress disorder by getting them to tell their war stories through a movie.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 11:49am EDT

Army network upgrades set roadmap for smaller, agile force

CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence said better systems at posts, camps and stations will let soldiers train on the same equipment as they use in the field. The move to the cloud, data center consolidation and enterprise email are pushing the Army toward a data-centric approach.
May 31, 2012

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:34pm EDT
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Army, Air Force team up to meet renewable energy goals

Leaders from both services are visiting military bases and renewable energy gatherings together to identify best practices. The Army and Air Force will jointly host a renewable energy industry forum in Washington next month.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:48am EDT
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First quarter mixed for top defense contractors

Three of the top five U.S. defense vendors Northrop Grumman Corp., General Dynamics Corp. and Raytheon Co. had lower sales in the first quarter of 2012, a trend that may continue as the Pentagon cuts its budget, according to a new report from Bloomberg Government.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 02:18pm EDT
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Army not spending extra on LEED certifications, official says

House lawmakers are still skeptical about what they see as wasteful spending to build green buildings in the Defense Department. Language in the 2013 defense authorization bill the House passed last week continues a prohibition on using any budget money to certify a DoD building as LEED Gold or LEED Platinum. The highest level allowed would be LEED Silver.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 09:21am EDT
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US Army more selective on recruits, re-enlistments

The Army is slashing the size of the active duty personnel from about 570,000 at the height of the Iraq war to 490,000 by 2017. The cutbacks began last year, and as of the end of March the Army was down to less than 558,000 troops.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 02:59am EDT

Buying commercial in DoD: 15 years after acquisition reform

During the last Defense drawdown, Congress and the White House pushed the Pentagon to make smarter buying decisions in the hopes that it would save a lot of money. The idea was to have the military buy many products the same way businesses do. A decade and a half later, DoD now spends tens of billions of dollars a year under the commercialized models Congress set up. In a two-part, exclusive report, Federal News Radio examines the debate underway over how well it has worked out.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 05:28am EDT
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House OKs $642 billion defense bill

Ignoring a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a $642 billion defense budget Friday that breaks a deficit-cutting deal with President Barack Obama and restricts his authority in an election-year challenge to the Democratic commander in chief.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 02:44pm EDT
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