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Toptier Training at the NTC

While in the barren Mojave Desert, AKA “Death Valley,” Fort Irwin is home to one of the country’s premier training facilities: The National Training Center. Every year, National...

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From Sorority Girl To Soldier

Nine months ago, Natalia Spivey was a typical college freshman majoring in accounting. She also rushed and joined the Delta Delta chapter of the sorority, Kappa Delta, at Troy University. Today...

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Army wants 17,000 more troops

BY ELLEN MITCHELL, The Hill The Army has sent a nearly $12.7 billion “wish list” to Congress this week that asks for 17,000 additional troops, $2.3 billion for more missiles and ammunition and...

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Toughing Out Training At The JRTC

Every summer, National Guard troops spend two weeks training at one of the Combat Training Centers (CTC). While training at a CTC is challenging, it prepares the National Guard for any situation...

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Stationed In Paradise

For most Americans, Hawaii the ultimate tropical vacation destination. In fact, a majority of us just daydream about visiting it one day in the far-off future. However, for the 49,187 active duty and...