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Sgt. Maj. Paris Jackson, financial management noncommissioned officer in charge of the 230th Financial Management Support Unit, performs a leg tuck during the Strong Soldier competition at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on June 27, 2020.<br>Vontrae Hampton/U.S. Army Reserve

The Army is rolling out a new fitness test: Will it hold back women?

An Army initiative to create a stronger, fitter fighting force has yielded a dramatic gender gap, raising questions about whether the service unintentionally might compound barriers for women trying to move up the ranks.


Gen. Milley: Military services working to remove all identifying information from promotions processes

Top leaders for each of the Defense Department’s military services are working to remove all personal identifying information from promotions packets, Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday.


Report: Cough-suppressant abuse on Okinawa still a problem, despite military efforts to stop it

The authors of the study recently published in Military Medicine began their research into dextromethorphan abuse in 2017 after 34 patients were admitted to the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa emergency room for dextromethorphan intoxication.

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Vintage aircraft set to fly over DC Friday to mark the anniversary of World War II's end

Friday's Arsenal of Democracy flyover commemorates the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. More than 60 vintage WWII-era aircraft are to take part in the event.


Survey: Coronavirus pandemic, social distancing are taking toll on veterans’ mental health

About 60% of veterans surveyed reported feeling disconnected from their family, friends, or community. Half of veterans agreed their mental and physical health has worsened since social distancing themselves.


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Facebook removes Russian networks tied to intelligence services that interfered in 2016 election

Facebook shut down two Russian disinformation networks operated by the nation's intelligence services and a third by people affiliated with a notorious troll farm that interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company announced Thursday.



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Free AFN TV ends at Army housing in Germany this weekend

The end of the automatic AFN programming, which includes college and professional sports as well as popular stateside shows, comes after the Army in Europe decided earlier this year not to renew a contract for the service in Germany, officials said.