Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth blamed negative media coverage about the service for exacerbating its recruiting slump, including stories about mental health issues some soldiers face and seemingly rampant sexual assault across the entire military. “For parents and influencers, there are concerns over psychological harm,” Wormuth, the Army’s top civilian, told soldiers at a conference Tuesday, adding that the
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Some 1,000 new recruits chose Alaska as their first duty station as the Army scrambles to incentivize service in the inhospitable state by allowing new enlistees to pick where they are stationed, according to the commander of the 11th Airborne Division. About 400 of those soldiers have already arrived in Alaska, where the Army is hoping to forge an elite
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The Army’s top general said the service is not considering allowing soldiers to be reassigned to new bases if they feel local laws discriminate against them, following Republican criticism after the service recently began mulling the idea. Gen. James McConville, the Army’s chief of staff, on Wednesday shot down the proposed policy tweak service officials were considering behind closed doors,
Soldiers from two brigades out of Kansas and Washington can expect to pack for the chill this fall. The Army announced brigade combat team rotations on Friday: Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team out of Kansas will head to Europe; and 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, will
Behind a closed chapel office door inside a federal women’s prison in California, a chaplain forced inmates seeking his spiritual guidance to have sex with him, exploiting their faith and their powerlessness behind bars for his own gratification, prosecutors said. James Theodore Highhouse was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison — more than double the recommended punishment in federal
Senior Army leaders in Alaska are promising more time off for their soldiers if they stop failing drug tests and don’t get caught drinking and driving. Maj. Gen. Brian Eifler, commander of the 11th Airborne Division, issued a set of policies in an Aug. 11 memo outlining that any company, troop or battery under his command will earn a day
The days where your time is the Army’s time might be mostly gone. Units across the Army are finding extra ways to award soldiers more time off and respect their personal time. In August, paratrooper formations in Italy and Alaska released new policies which give soldiers a diverse rolodex of options to earn additional leave. Those policies range from incentives
Local leaders at Fort Bragg, North Carolina say that for years they weren’t equipped to keep track of barracks rooms long known to be plagued by mold that were condemned earlier this month. The sudden decision to demolish a handful of buildings in the Smoke Bomb Hill area of the base, coming only after the mold situation drew attention from