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Cybercom Declares Full Operational Capability for Army Cyber Mission Force Teams

The U.S. Army‘s 41 Cyber Mission Force teams have achieved “full operational capability” status from the U.S. Cyber Command. The Army said Thursday the grant follows the teams’ required completion of multiple training courses on cyberspace operation areas such as planning, network operations and architecture, detailed software analysis and development. The series of training …

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DoD IG: Army Needs to Train Black Hawk Helicopter Pilots on New Equipment

The Defense Department‘s inspector general has called on the U.S. Army’s vice chief of staff to provide new equipment training to pilots that operate Sikorsky-built H-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The Army Aviation and Missile Command should collaborate with the Army Forces Command to facilitate compliance with guidelines on airframe condition evaluation among …

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Army Outlines FY 2017 Force Structure

The U.S. Army has outlined how it will distribute additional soldiers as part of an end strength increase mandated by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The service branch said Thursday its regular Army force will reach 476,000 soldiers; the Army National Guard will increase to 343,000 soldiers; and the Army Reserve will have 199,000 troops. The 2017 NDAA permits the Army …

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Army to Field Disaster Response Comms Tech Suite

The U.S. Army prepares to implement a network communications tool suite designed to help the Army National Guard soldiers communicate with first responders in the event of a natural disaster or other critical situation. ARNG said Monday the Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal will offer internet and commercial phone access as well as commercial …

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Report: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Bill Includes Army Apache Modernization Funds

An omnibus spending bill introduced by congressional appropriators would fund the modernization and procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army to address recommendations from the National Commission on the Future of the Army, Defense News reported Monday. Jen Judson writes the proposed bill allocates $262 million for seven new AH-64s and covers the annual …

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House Committee Unveils $578B Defense Appropriations Bill for Fiscal 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced a bill that would provide $577.9 billion for the Defense Department‘s national security missions that include military and readiness programs. The committee said Thursday its FY 2017 defense appropriations bill “closely reflects” the version that the full House approved last summer and aligns with the enacted National Defense Authorization Act. The committee proposed $516.1 …

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