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Reception Day for New Crop of Cadets at West Point

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WEST POINT -- Koby Antwi of Boston was looking forward to his first day at West Point on Monday. He attended the West Point Prep School last year, so he figured he was better prepared than most for the stressful day that was about to begin. Antwi had a special reason for choosing West Point and an Army career. "I'm first-generation (American)... more

MLB Puts Finishing Touches on Fort Bragg Baseball Field

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 20, 2016, contractors install a baseball field at Fort Bragg, N.C. The race is on to build a big-league baseball field from scratch. The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play a game at the

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A weed-infested golf course at Fort Bragg has bloomed into a major league-quality baseball field on the vast U.S. Army post. The finishing touches are being put on the ballpark where the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on July 3. The salute-the-troops game will cap an ambitious four-month project to create the... more

Army Names 2,749 Soldiers for Promotion to Sergeant, Staff Sergeant

Staff Sgt. Cristina Cost's son, Zach, puts on her new rank during her promotion ceremony. (U.S. Army/ Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane)

The U.S. Army on Thursday identified over 2700 officers for promotion to the ranks of lieutenant sergeant and staff sergeant. The service on Wednesday released the names of 2,749 non-commissioned officers tapped for promotion, including 1,721 specialists selected to advance to sergeant and 1,028 sergeants to staff sergeant. The 10 most popular... more

General: Army's Training of Men, Women Held Up as Example

U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning, left, receives a briefing from Army Col. Benjamin DiMaggio about his battalion’s basic combat training course for new soldiers at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Susanne M. Schafer)

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Fort Jackson has become a guide for other military organizations trying to expand training for women now able to enter additional combat-related jobs, the post's departing commander said. "We've been a model to other services and other organizations that are trying to do gender-integrated training," Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier... more

Army to Require Polished Writing Skills for NCO Promotions

Sgt. 1st Class Alan McCoy and Staff Sgt. Tonya O'Connell interview each other during the Unit Public Affairs Representative training held in Seagoville, Texas, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2015. (Photo: Staff Sgt. Kai L. Jensen)

U.S. Army sergeants are learning they may have to spend as much time honing their writing skills as they do practicing their marksmanship skills if they want to get promoted under the service's new Non-Commissioned Officer education system. Army Training and Doctrine Command officials are placing strong emphasis on writing at every level of NCO... more

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