Army’s software factory builds apps to improve the lives of soldiers, gain edge on battlefields
The goal of the Army Software Factory, still in its infancy under Army Futures Command, is to build software solutions that save the Army time and money while keeping hold of the intellectual property it creates.
Senate approves Congressional Gold Medals for 13 troops killed during Afghanistan withdrawal
Eleven Marines, a soldier and a Navy corpsman were killed in the blast — the final American military deaths in Afghanistan during the war launched by the United States in the weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
Marines end crisis response force rotations in Africa, Middle East in favor of airlifting Army troops
Marine Corps officials said earlier this month that they would provide details on the unannounced decision to cease SPMAGTF rotations to the Middle East and Africa.
NJ military base warns of ground-shaking explosions during 5 days of howitzer, mortar training
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is scheduled for five days of “abundant noise” training from live mortar fire, howitzer fire and cratering explosions starting Friday that will likely rattle neighboring counties and be heard from miles away.
Masks no longer optional on US Army posts in Stuttgart
Masks are again required in all common areas at the Army’s garrison here, which had been mask-free for the vaccinated since the spring, when coronavirus rates were significantly lower.
US Army deploys Iron Dome missile defense system to Guam
Army officials said Wednesday they expect to obtain data that will help it understand how effectively the Iron Dome Missile Defense System can be used on Guam and how well the system integrates with missile defense technology it already uses.
Oklahoma National Guard could deploy if called upon despite some troops declining the vaccine, state’s adjutant general says
The Oklahoma National Guard will be able to deploy enough troops to federal missions despite some ignoring a Pentagon requirement that all service members must receive the coronavirus vaccine, Oklahoma Adjutant General Tommy Mancino said Wednesday.
Federal bill would rename San Diego VA Medical Center after fallen soldier Jennifer Moreno
Capt. Jennifer Moreno was an Army nurse killed in Afghanistan in 2013 while serving with Special Operations forces in the Kandahar province. 
Army officer sues Harrah’s New Orleans after she was refused entry to casino
An employee of Harrah’s New Orleans allegedly told 2nd Lieutenant Deja Harrison “that her military ID was ‘fake,’ ‘this isn’t you’ and that ‘there is no way you made E-6 that quick,’” according to the lawsuit.
Should National Guard troops be permitted to form unions? A new lawsuit asks a judge to say yes
Four Connecticut labor unions filed a federal lawsuit this week asking a judge to rule that a law barring federal military troops from forming unions does not apply to National Guard troops working on state duty for governors.