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Army Teams Complete Training With Raytheon-Made Weapon System

Teams from the U.S. Army have completed training for a new weapon system as part of the Atlantic Resolve effort that aims to rotate troops within the European theater to protect NATO allies within the region. The Army said Tuesday the teams underwent 40 hours of training on using the Javelin system through a computer-based basic skills …

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Marine Corps Plans Laser-based Shooting Simulation Tech Upgrade

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to update the military branch’s force-on-force shooting simulation system to accommodate replication for arcing shooting, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. The branch aims to increase the capacity of laser systems to replicate the weight of bullets, a factor critical to simulating shots from mortars and grenade launchers, the …

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Marines Conduct Aerial Refueling Training in Hazardous Scenario

The U.S. Marine Corps has completed a “hot refueling” training exercise in Iwakuni, Japan, to familiarize marines with special equipment designed for operations in hazardous environments. Marines wore Mission Oriented Protective Posture 4 gear composed of a mask, boots, suit and gloves during an F-35B Lightning II aircraft refueling activity, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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GAO: Navy, Marine Corps Should Adopt Amphibious Operations Training Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to formulate a strategy for both service branches to prioritize amphibious operations training resources and interpret common outcomes for naval integration efforts. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it also recommended that Marine Corps produce guidance materials for the development …

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Soldiers, Vendors Participate in Army Cyber Quest Drill

The U.S. Army has conducted a month-long cybersecurity exercise that aimed to test soldiers’ ability to detect unusual network activities and avert cyber attacks, Defense Systems reported Monday. Twenty-seven vendors and more than 300 service members took part in the service branch’s Cyber Quest event, according to the report. Soldiers …

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Report: Navy, Air Force Cut Mandatory Online Training Programs

The U.S. Air Force and Navy have launched efforts to reduce or eliminate online training requirements for civilian and military personnel, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station said the Navy has removed nearly all mandatory computer-based training programs for the civilian workforce except for the Defense Department‘s Cyber Awareness Challenge, …

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