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Army News

GI's motive barely admissible in WikiLeaks case

A military judge's ruling on Wednesday tightly limited an Army private's ability to argue he had good reasons for allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 06:09pm EST

Army unveils massive solar-powered energy system

The $16.8 million array includes nearly 15,500 sun-tracking solar panels spread across 42 acres. It will be capable of producing 10 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, enough to meet about 10 percent of the need of the missile range.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 03:01pm EST

Army cuts size, increases efficiency of its vehicle fleet

At the end of fiscal year 2012, the Army's vehicle fleet numbered around 70,800 vehicles, which is about 12,000 less than it had in 2009. As it cuts back on the number of overall vehicles it has, the Army is also assembling a greener, more environmentally friendly fleet.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 12:48pm EST
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Suicides in military rise, even as combat lessens

Pentagon figures obtained Monday by The Associated Press show 349 suicides among active-duty troops last year, up from 301 the year before and exceeding the Pentagon's own internal projection of 325.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 02:53am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 14, 2013

Martin Libicki of Rand Corp talks about managing cyber attacks. Kevin Brancato of Bloomberg Government discusses the Canada's decision to pass on the F-35. John Templeton of BlackMoney.com talks about being an African American in IT. Belva Martin of GAO discusses the new network communications strategy.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 09:05am EST

2 sailors request trial in prostitution scandal

Two Navy sailors have rejected administrative punishments for allegedly hiring prostitutes in Colombia last year in a scandal that engulfed members of the military and Secret Service, and both asked for trials by court-martial.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:17pm EST

Obama, Karzai agree: It's time to wind down war

Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting. U.S. and coalition forces will take a battlefield back seat by spring and, by implication, go home in larger numbers soon thereafter.

Friday - 01/11/2013, 05:00pm EST

Army will keep tanks rolling out of Ohio plant

A new defense spending plan will keep the nation's only tank manufacturing plant operating through the next two years, ending months of worry about the future of the factory where about 800 workers refurbish the Abrams tanks.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 10:51am EST

Army major pleads guilty to accepting gratuities

A U.S. Army major has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in gratuities from contractors while in Iraq.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 03:26pm EST

Soldier adjusts to life at home after Afghanistan

First Lt. Aaron Dunn deployed to Afghanistan in early March 2012. His 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was charged with engaging Taliban fighters in Kunar Province and mentoring Afghan government soldiers. Upon returning, here are some of his views.

Monday - 12/31/2012, 08:59am EST

Double-digit increase in reported sexual assaults at military academies

Reports of unwanted sexual contact increased sharply in the past academic year. The Pentagon believes the spike shows more reporting, not more crimes.

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 12:28pm EST
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Army teams going to Africa as terror threat grows

A U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations early next year, part of an intensifying Pentagon effort to train countries to battle extremists and give the U.S. a ready and trained force to dispatch to Africa if crises requiring the U.S. military emerge.

Monday - 12/24/2012, 04:56am EST

Panetta: Complete background checks by Jan. 21

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is giving the Defense Department and the military services until Jan. 21 to review the backgrounds of all employees who have contact with children in department programs and to report back in writing.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 03:39pm EST

Pentagon greenlights Army's cloud-based intelligence system

A decade in the making, the Army gets the nod to start deploying a multi-billion dollar computing infrastructure to support intelligence work.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 05:39am EST
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Mother: No justice in NYC soldier's hazing case

The family and friends of an Asian-American soldier who committed suicide after being hazed by fellow soldiers said Tuesday that the punishment the eight have received was only a slap on the wrist.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 11:02pm EST

Joint Chiefs to crack down on military IT stovepipes

A new process promises more advance word on what the Pentagon wants from its military services, but demands they comply with common architectures. DoD said it is learning from development mistakes of the past.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:45am EST
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Lawmakers up in arms over report on Army payroll problems

The U.S. Army's $47 billion in annual military payroll accounts has caused major woes for some soldiers trying to collect their pay, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. As a result of the Army being unable to track and collect data on numerous pay errors including over payments, under payments, data entry errors and fraud, active duty soldiers are not receiving the correct compensation and this has a bipartisan team of lawmakers furious.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 03:17pm EST

Army 'to paint a picture' of force readiness for commanders

Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon, the division chief for the Army Enterprise Management Decision Support system, said a new dashboard will present data in a more user-friendly way for senior leaders to make decisions about warfighters.
December 13, 2012

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:32pm EST
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Senators press Army on suspension and debarment delays

A bipartisan group of senators has written to top Army officials to express concern about delays in the suspension and debarment process that leave the service open to contracting waste and fraud. In a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, the senators questioned "significant time lapses" between referrals for suspension and actual debarment of contractors in Afghanistan.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:42pm EST

VetNet: Helping veterans find jobs

Host Derrick Dortch hosts a roundtable discussion of a new initiatiave to help transitioning veterans find jobs once they leave the military.
December 7, 2012(Encore presentation December 21, 2012 & December 28, 2012)

Friday - 12/07/2012, 08:50pm EST
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