Army ups bonuses for recruits to $50K, as COVID takes toll
The U.S. Army, for the first time, is offering a maximum enlistment bonus of $50,000 to highly skilled recruits who join for six years, The Associated Press has learned, as the service struggles to lure soldiers into certain critical jobs amid the continuing pandemic.
Maine gov. to send 169 more National Guard members to help hospitals
Up to 169 additional Guard members will be deployed to non-clinical support roles at health care facilities across Maine.
US Army unit in Poland drops mandatory ‘Biggest Loser’ contest intended as ‘team-building thing’
An Army unit in Europe had to quickly abandon a companywide competition that would have made soldiers spend hours cleaning toilets if they failed to lose weight, whether they needed to slim down or not.
Adjutant general: Ohio Army National Guard vaccine rates are headed up
More than half of Ohio Army National Guard members are vaccinated, and Ohio National Guard Adjutant Maj. Gen. John Harris expects that percentage to rise after last weekend, which was a drill weekend for Guard members in Ohio.
National Guard soldiers deploy to Arkansas hospitals to help with COVID-19 testing
The Arkansas National Guard announced Jan. 6 in a press release that 40 National Guardsmen from the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will deploy to nine hospitals across that state to assist local health care facilities as case numbers rise.
Dobbins Air Reserve Base generals talk of defending the nation while navigating a pandemic
Despite facing the pandemic and keeping the peace at protests around the country in the summer of 2020, the Georgia National Guard still had several deployments to the Middle East, Georgia, Morocco, South Korea, Brazil and Argentina.
Soldier in 82nd Airborne acquitted in court-martial stemming from fatal gunfight in Syria
An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper was cleared of all charges related to a deadly 2020 gunfight in Syria between U.S. troops and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Fort Bliss judge delays court-martial of soldier charged with death of a child
Col. Robert Schuck, a judge in the Army’s 4th Judicial Circuit, issued a continuance late Friday for Sgt. Justin Cope, who is charged in the death of a child in El Paso in 2019.
Women say Marine’s inappropriate photo revealed a web of lies
The Marine Corps launched an inquiry last week after social media posts about the unsolicited photo grabbed the attention of a two-star deputy commanding general at the Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence.
Robin Sage exercise will bring ‘realistic’ guerrilla war training across rural NC counties, Army warns
A “realistic” guerrilla war will be fought across two dozen North Carolina counties this month, with young soldiers battling seasoned “freedom fighters,” according to the U.S. Army.