GPS Devices Banned for Troops on Deployment Contributed by Debbie Gregory Deployed service members will no longer be allowed to use fitness tracking apps or other wearable technology such as Fitbits and iWatches that rely on geolocation, according to a new Pentagon policy. “The rapidly evolving market of devices, applications, and services with geolocation capabilities […]
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Highlights of the $717 Billion Defense Bill, Including 2.6% Troop Pay Raise Contributed by Debbie Gregory During the signing at Fort Drum, the president invited members of the 10th Mountain’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team to gather round him for a photo opportunity. Like most prior NDAAs, this year’s authorization is the product of a relatively […]
Making a Difference- Profiles of Some Immigrant Service Members Contributed by Debbie Gregory As a nation founded by immigrants, the U.S. has long drawn its strength through the diversity of its citizens. Many of these immigrants have served this country as part of the one percent in the military. Here are just a few: After […]
Active-Duty End Strength Above 500,000 Top Priority for Army Contributed by Debbie Gregory Major modernization reforms are underway in the Army to create leaner and faster processes. In fact, modernization and adding more active-duty, Guard and Reserve soldiers are among the Army’s top priorities for 2020, according to Army Secretary Mark Esper. Although Secretary […]
General Relieved of Duty for Inappropriate Comments By Debbie Gregory Brig. Gen. Kurt Stein, the Marine Corps general in charge of sexual assault prevention and response efforts, has been relieved of his command over remarks he made at a public meeting disparaging claims of sexual harassment at his command as “fake news.” The remarks […]
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