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Sgt. Christina Schoenecker died Feb. 19 in a non-combat incident in Baghdad, Army officials said. She was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Sgt. Christina Schoenecker appears in her 2009 basic training photo. (U.S. Army)

Army Identifies Sergeant Who Died While Deployed Supporting ISIS Fight

The Army has identified a service member who died while serving in support of the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria as Sgt. Christina Marie Schoenecker, a Reserve soldier from Kansas.

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Pentagon's New Deploy-or-Out Policy Could Separate Up to 286K

The Pentagon's new "deploy-or-out" policy could result in the separation from military service of possibly 286,000 personnel who are currently deemed medically unfit for overseas duty.

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Low Recruit Discipline Prompts Army to Redesign Basic Training

The U.S. Army will soon launch a redesign of Basic Combat Training intended to build more discipline after many commanders complained that new soldiers often show up to their first units with a sloppy appearance and undisciplined attitudes.

By Matthew Cox | Read more


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