The U.S. Army is offering to pay off student loans of up to $65,000 to recruits willing to sign up for the infantry.
The Army began offering sizable bonuses for 11X, the infantry military occupational specialty, in May 2019.
The Army's goal is to begin replacing both M4s and M249s in an infantry brigade combat team in the first quarter of 2023.
The prototypes are then scheduled to go to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in January to take part in an assessment.
The service's goal is to select a final design for both weapons from a single provider in the first quarter of 2022.
A task force plans to revamp the antiquated methods the Army uses to recruit, select and train infantry.
The new skill badge is designed to recognize soldiers who demonstrate a mastery of fitness, marksmanship and critical skills.
A 7th Infantry Division soldier serving on the U.S. southern border was found dead in Arizona.
"The National Training Center shows a unit what it's like to fight a formidable enemy on its own turf."
Young sergeants in most infantry and close-combat units don't know how to maneuver their squads or do basic land navigation