Army Headlines

  • Army, police to run Games security drills

    Armed soldiers and military vehicles are about to hit the streets of the Gold Coast for the first time in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games.The army and...

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  • Less than 8% of Army recruits become soldiers because of delays

    The Army took on just 7,500 new recruits last year, despite receiving more than 100,000 applications. The average waiting time is 300 days between applying and joining the Army.

    Mail Online
  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors

    Tim Tebow arrived at the New York Mets' spring training camp Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether the 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning and NFL quarterback who became an outfielder could make it all the way to Citi Field in the future. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson votes yes. "Somebody asked me if thought he'd be a major-league player at some point. I think he will play in the major leagues. That's my guess," Alderson said. "This experiment is...

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  • Army recruitment numbers shrinking due to delays, General claims

    Only 7,500 troops completed army training out of more than 100,000 applicants in one year, according to reports.

    Mail Online
  • Lebanon: Russia's New Outpost in the Middle East?

    Michael Peck Security, Middle East How would Israel or America respond?  After gaining naval and air bases in Syria, Russia may now be setting its sights on Lebanon. Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered Russia's Defense Ministry to seek a military cooperation agreement with Lebanon. Moscow wants Lebanese ports to be open to visits by Russian warships and Lebanese airports to be transit points for Russian warplanes, according to the Arabic-language edition of Russian media site...

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  • Former Army medic backs calls for 24/7 helpline

    In the past ten years the numbers of troops diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder has almost doubled and more than 400 serving soldiers have taken their own lives since 1995.

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  • Army strips a married general of a star over texts with soldier's wife

    Brig. Gen. Joseph Harrington,who led the U.S. Army in Africa from a base in Italy, will be forced to retire with one star after a 30-year career.

    Mail Online
  • Get Ready, North Korea: The Army Plans to Buy Nearly 150,000 Artillery Shells

    Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol Security, Asia Just in case.  The Army plans to buy nearly 150,000 artillery shells next fiscal year as soldiers train to fight conventional wars again. The Army’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget calls for purchasing an eye-popping 148,297 155mm shells, including 1,189 GPS-guided Excalibur rounds designed for use in danger-close situations, officials told reporters on Tuesday. The order reflects a 825% increase from the 16,573 155mm shells the Army planned on...

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  • Thousands of service members could lose jobs under new Pentagon policy

    The Department of Defense is instating a new policy that could lead thousands of service members to lose their jobs.

    ABC News
  • Army captain, 46, was killed by forklift truck in Iraq

    Dean Sprouting, 46, died on January 31 at the Al Asad airbase in Iraq, which was used to train Iraqi soldiers as part of a mission against ISIS.

    Mail Online
  • Brit who gave up Army career to chase Olympic glory faces return

    Amanda Lightfoot from South Shields gave up her career in the forces to become a professional skier, but after two low finishes in two consecutive Games', she could be on borrowed time.

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  • Army won't require recruits to throw a grenade far enough

    The Army says that starting next summer it will remove the requirement because it takes too much time to teach enlistees to throw grenades at an adequate distance.

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  • In long Afghan war, U.S. Army tries new way to deploy trainers

    By Phil StewartFORT BENNING, Ga., Feb 14 (Reuters) - As a U.S. Army medic, Sergeant First Class Jonathan Ortega admits that when he gets to Afghanistan,...

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  • 29 American presidents who served in the military

    • The president is considered the commander-in-chief of the US military. • A total of 29 US presidents have served in the American military in some capacity. • The last president to see combat was George H. W. Bush. Serving in the military isn't a prerequisite for becoming president. Nonetheless, out of the 44 presidents of the United States, 29 had some military experience in their background, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. This seems fitting, given that the president is...

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  • Pakistan's army chief joins conference in Afghan capital

    Afghanistan hosted military chiefs from several neighboring countries on Tuesday, including Pakistan’s army chief, for a conference focusing on how to deal with escalating terrorism in the region.

    Washington Post
  • Pakistan's army chief joins conference in Afghan capital

    The Afghan capital is hosting military chiefs from several neighboring countries, including Pakistan's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, for a conference to plot a course on how to deal with escalating terrorism in the region. The army chiefs will also look at the region's burgeoning...

    ABC News
  • Blue Jays will retire Roy Halladay’s number

    Roy Halladay's No. 32 will be retired by the Toronto Blue Jays before their opener against the New York Yankees on March 29. Halladay died at age 40 on Nov. 7 when the plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. Toronto will wear a No. 32 patch on its uniforms this season. Roberto Alomar's No. 12 in the only other number retired by the Blue Jays. Halladay spent 12 of his 16 big-league seasons with Toronto and went 148-75 for the...

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  • Vic Damone, crooner who thrilled fans for 5 decades, dies

    Vic Damone, the postwar crooner whose intimate, rhapsodic voice captivated bobby soxers, middle-aged dreamers and silver-haired romantics in a five-decade medley of America's love songs and popular standards, died Sunday in Miami Beach. He was 89. Ed Henry, a family friend, said the cause was complications of respiratory failure. Damone suffered a mild stroke in 2000 but recovered and retired in 2001 after a farewell tour that included appearances at the...

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  • Pentagon Requests $686B for 2019, Calls for Largest Military Pay Raise in Nine Years

    The Pentagon is requesting $686.1 billion for fiscal year 2019 -- $597.1 billion for its base budget, and $89 billion for its war-funding budget some of which will pay for base budget requirements.

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  • Ten army instructors faces charges of ill-treating recruits

    It is alleged the defendants, all sergeants or corporals, ill-treated 12 recruits while instructors at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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  • Indian defense minister warns Pakistan 'will pay' after attack on Indian army camp

    Indian defense minister warns Pakistan 'will pay' after attack on Indian army camp.

    ABC News
  • He claimed to be a general and took a helicopter to SAS – apparently to impress a woman

    A Raleigh car mechanic who took a helicopter to SAS headquarters in November, wearing a battle dress uniform and identifying himself as an Army general, told security officers that he … Click to Continue

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  • Army sergeant accused of trying to kill his wife appears in court

    Emile Cilliers, 37, (pictured) faces a retrial in April where he is accused of twice attempting to murder Victoria Cilliers, 40, when her parachute failed to deploy when she jumped in Wiltshire.

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  • Revealed: The Army and Air Force Are Working on New War Plans for the Future

    Kris Osborn Security, North America The U.S. Army and Air Force are teaming up with a series of new Wargames to develop new cross-domain warfare doctrine. The Army and the Air Force are launching a new, collaborative war-gaming operation to assess future combat scenarios and, ultimately, co-author a new inter-service cross-domain combat doctrine. The concept of cross-domain fires, something inspiring fast-growing attention at the Pentagon, is grounded in the premise that future war challenges...

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