In The News

  • New Report Recommends Boosting Midcareer Incentives

    April 30, 2019 A RAND Corp. report published earlier this month argues that the Army needs to pay some officers a larger midcareer incentive under the new Blended Retirement System, according to Stars and Stripes. The added incentives would be needed to retain the current mix of experience, according to the report. It cites a continuation […]

  • More Troops in New Roles to be Added to Border Mission

    April 30, 2019 The Defense Department will loosen rules over the roles that troops can fill on the southern border and send more than 300 additional troops. Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security that would allow some service members to have limited interactions with migrants. The decision […]

  • Congressman to DoD: Open Space-A Travel to Guardsmen

    April 30, 2019 A New York Republican is urging the Defense Department to relax restrictions on Guardsmen using Space-Available travel. Rep. Lee Zeldin, who served in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division and has been in the Army Reserve since 2007, penned a letter to acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan urging DoD to open more […]

  • Army Secretary Shares Equipment Wish List

    April 30, 2019 Long-range precision fires, attack and reconnaissance aircraft and air defense add to the Army Secretary’s weapons wish list for future fights against peer adversaries. Secretary Mark Esper discussed how upcoming weapons and technology can help U.S. forces keep a field advantage during a briefing at the Pentagon earlier this month. According to Defense […]