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Army spends $500 million per year on vacant facilities

The Army is the first service to begin an analysis of its excess real estate after a Congressional prohibition against even studying the subject expired. Early results show up to a quarter of its stateside infrastructure isn't being used right now, and the Army will need even less as it shrinks in size.

Tags: DoD , congress , BRAC , Army , John Campbell , Jared Serbu , workforce

Monday - 03/31/2014, 04:01am EDT
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Army foresees another drop in military readiness if sequestration returns

The Army says it is now replacing funds in its readiness accounts that were depleted when cuts under sequestration first kicked in a year ago. But last year's readiness problems are likely to repeat in 2016 and beyond if Congress allows the automatic Defense cuts in current law to persist.

Tags: DoD , congress , Budget Control Act , Bipartisan budget agreement , sequestration , House Armed Services Committee , Odierno , William Enyart , workforce , training , readiness , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 04:09am EDT
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Army could lose 100,000 soldiers due to sequestration

Army leaders say the belated passage of a 2013 budget helped this year's fiscal picture, but the service still is more than $15 billion short of funds. If sequestration continues, the service will shrink by at least 100,000 soldiers.

Tags: DoD , Army , congress , sequestration , workforce , civilian workforce , Raymond Odierno , Jared Serbu , Senate Armed Service Committee , furloughs

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 07:22am EDT
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Army promises improvements in evaluation of soldiers with PTSD

Internal review finds no systemic issues with regard to the misdiagnosis of post-traumatic stress among soldiers, but it makes dozens of recommendations for improving the disability evaluation system.

Tags: DoD , Army , PTSD , IDES , Patty Murray , Patricia Horoho , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/11/2013, 06:05am EDT
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Army freezes civilian hiring, cuts base spending ahead of potential sequestration

The Army has put an immediate freeze on civilian hiring and will begin terminating some temporary employees to reduce spending ahead of potential across-the-board budget cuts later this year. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno and Army Secretary John McHugh also directed Army commanders and supervisors to reduce base-operations support spending.

Tags: budget , sequestration , DoD , Army , Ray Odierno , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/18/2013, 04:54pm EST

Panetta: Complete background checks by Jan. 21

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Army , Fort Myer , daycare

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

Army secretary injured in bike accident

Officials say Army Secretary John McHugh is being treated in a hospital for injuries he received in a bicycle accident but is expected to return to work soon.

Tags: DoD , Army , Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 06:25pm EDT

In Depth interviews - June 14

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Army , Richard Fontaine , Lee Dougherty , General Counsel P.C , Steve Bucci , Stuxnet

Friday - 06/15/2012, 01:23am EDT

Army launches review of PTSD diagnoses

Army leaders are launching a sweeping, independent review of how the service evaluates soldiers with possible post-traumatic stress disorder following recent complaints that some PTSD diagnoses were improperly overturned.

Tags: Army , DoD , PTSD , Lloyd Austin , Joseph Westphal ,

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 03:50am EDT

Army: PTSD treatable; some diagnosed return to war

Tags: PTSD , DoD , Army , congress

Friday - 03/23/2012, 03:03pm EDT
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