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Army Has 50,000 Active Soldiers Who Can't Deploy, Top NCO Says

A sea of U.S. Army soldiers salute during the 1st Armored Division's 2nd Brigade uncasing ceremony held on Baumholder's Minick Field, Germany, June 5, 2009. Sgt. Brandon Moreno/Army photo

The U.S. Army's top enlisted soldier said the number-one readiness problem facing the service is that the active component -- the most deployable force -- has 50,000 soldiers who can't deploy. That figure represents the largest number of non-deployable soldiers in all three components of the service. The National Guard has 28,000 non-deployab... more

Army Special Forces Veterans Among Those Targeted in Cyberattack

Army Special Forces graduates

U.S. Army Special Forces veterans and possibly their family members were among the millions of Americans whose personal data was stolen this year in cyberattacks on the Office of Personnel Management. Letters have been going out for at least three weeks to veterans of the elite force, letting them know that their Social Security numbers and ... more

Green Beret Discharged after Confronting Accused Afghan Rapist Appeals

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland

A Green Beret ordered discharged after he confronted a sexual predator in Afghanistan has appealed the Army's decision, as his supporters in Congress and beyond urge the military to reinstate him. Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland originally was ordered discharged by Nov. 1, but was given an extension after lawmakers pressured the Army to... more

Army Investigating Deadly Helicopter Crash at Fort Hood, General Says

UH-60 Blackhawk

U.S. Army investigators are working to determine the cause of a helicopter crash that killed all four crew members Monday evening at Fort Hood, a general said. The UH-60L Black Hawk assigned to First Army Division West was on a routine training mission on the northeast area of the sprawling Texas base when the aircraft when down, the servi... more

4 Crew Members Dead after Black Hawk Helicopter Crashes at Fort Hood

UH-60 Black Hawk

FORT HOOD, Texas -- U.S. Army officials say four people have died in a helicopter crash at Fort Hood. A statement from the Fort Hood public affairs office says a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircraft carrying four crew members crashed sometime after 5:49 p.m. Monday in the northeast portion of the sprawling Texas military post. Emergency cr... more

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