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2,000 Expert Soldier Badges Have Been Awarded in 3 Years. But Do Non-Combat Units Want It?

A U.S. Army soldier stands in formation with their newly earned Expert Soldier Badge May 20, 2022, at Fort Carson, Colorado. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Gabrielle Pena) The Army has awarded the Expert Soldier Badge 2,000 times since it was introduced in 2019, according to service data reviewed by Military.com. Yet senior leaders might face an uphill battle selling the necessity of non-combat arms…
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Army Opening New Criminal Justice Center That Will Help Train Defense Lawyers

The Army Advocacy Center on Fort Belvoir which opened in May 2022. (U.S. Army photo by Margaret Steele) The Army has opened a new school at Fort Belvoir in Virginia that is designed to provide advanced training to military lawyers, including defense attorneys. Classes began May 9 at the center, which offers troops in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, known as judge…
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Combat Death Puts Spotlight on Americans Fighting in Ukraine

Eddy Etue, an American who left home for Ukraine to help in the fight against Russia, is shown in a self portrait taken on Sunday, May 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Eddy Etue) Harrison Jozefowicz quit his job as a Chicago police officer and headed overseas soon after Russia invaded…
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One-third of F-35s could be delivered before operational testing is complete

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender aircraft over Poland, Feb. 24, 2022. The Government Accountability Office raised concerns about rising modernization costs and testing delays for the F-35. (Senior Airman Joseph Barron/Air Force) WASHINGTON — The costs of major upgrades to the F-35 fighter are continuing to…
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It’s the Wedgetail: Air Force to buy E-7 to replace AWACS

A Boeing-made Australian E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft pictured in 2014. The Air Force said it has selected the Wedgetail to replace some of its aging E-3 Sentry aircraft. (Melina Young/Royal Australian Air Force via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced Tuesday it will replace part of the E-3 Sentry, or Airborne Warning and Control System, fleet…
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