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"“After accepting the TRADOC colors, I understand the responsibility placed in my rucksack. As we design the Army, we also design the future of our nation, and that is a responsibility I will not take lightly.”"
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APRIL 10, 2014VOL. 3, NO. 14
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
THE HEADLINER
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U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command took a historic step toward eliminating sexual assault and sexual harassment not only in the Army, but in the local community when the command held its first partnership discussion with academia at the Fort Eustis Club April 3.


NEWS ACROSS THE COMMAND
TRADOC tests whether women can make the cut in combat
TRADOC tests whether women can make the cut in combat

"It's been about teamwork. Not whether it's a female Soldier, not whether it's a male Soldier -- it's whether a Soldier can complete the task," said Lt. Deborah Mesa, one of 60 women who participated in the study.

	SMA visits Fort Gordon, spreads message of challenge, change
SMA's Fort Gordon visit spreads message of challenge, change

Not even a full day after the official publication of Army Regulation 670-1, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III took the stage at Fort Gordon to address Soldiers' questions during a tour of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence April 1 and 2.

Latest VBS release adds realism to scenarios, avatars
Latest VBS release adds realism to scenarios, avatars

The most recent version of the Army's 3D virtual training game, Virtual Battle Space 3, allows players to personalize their avatar within the simulation and the scenes and scenarios look a lot more real as well.

Soldiers display combat skills during EIB trials
Soldiers display combat skills during EIB trials

Dozens of Fort Jackson Soldiers put their skills to the test this week for the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge, taking part in extensive field tests.

Three brothers complete WOCC
Three brothers complete WOCC

With long hours, grueling duties and limited communication with the outside world, the Warrant Officer Career College can be considered one of the most challenging schools to complete in the Army.

NIE: Network After Next
NIE: Network After Next

This effort will be informed by the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Network Capability Review, an ongoing study that aims to identify the proper mix of systems and their requirements to provide integrated tactical network capabilities.

IBOLC students conduct room-clearing exercise
IBOLC students conduct room-clearing exercise

Future platoon leaders from the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course learned the importance of facing the unexpected as a team during a room-clearing exercise March 25 at Buchanan Range.

New focus on artillery training prepares Army for future conflicts
New focus on artillery training prepares Army for future conflicts

Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, commander of the Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Okla., told Stars and Stripes that U.S. artillery has to regain the capability to fight in more traditional, force-on-force style conflicts.

  Every waiver a person; some waivers are heroes
Every waiver a person; some waivers are heroes

With the year-to-date shortfalls added to U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s remaining fiscal year 2014 mission, recruiters will likely have more applicants requiring a waiver.