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During the downsizing of our force, we must develop our leadership effectively. Individual responsibility will be higher in a smaller Army, but that doesn’t mean we will do less. We must look at different ways to accomplish the Army mission.
DAVID G. PERKINS
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JULY 23, 2014VOL. 3, NO. 29
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Instructor Recognition Program
SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT
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It was to be a panacea. It could save money and reduce the carbon footprint by eliminating travel costs, decrease the need for infrastructure and perhaps even instructors, while allowing students to learn on their own time, in their own spaces, on their own devices.

NEWS ACROSS THE COMMAND
Soldier 2020 studies continue at Fort Hood
Soldier 2020 studies continue at Fort Hood

To help the Army integrate women into combat roles, 36th Engineer Brigade soldiers participated in the Soldier 2020 study this month.

CASCOM mobile team releases Performance Triad app
CASCOM mobile team releases Performance Triad app

The app provides specific educational resources for squad leaders, Soldiers, spouses, civilians, healthcare workers, pre-retirees and retirees on how to optimize their performance and enhance their health.

MPs 'roughing it' as part of back-to-basics initiative
MPs 'roughing it' as part of back-to-basics initiative

Students in the Military Police Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood are testing a type of training that is taking the Soldiers back to the basics by incorporating expeditionary operations into their class.

Soldier loses more than 60 pounds to graduate basic
Soldier loses more than 60 pounds to graduate basic

Soldier transformations in Basic Combat Training are usually evident on graduation day: They stand taller, and their pride in achieving their training is evident. For one Soldier, that pride was earned before graduation by overcoming his biggest obstacle: weight.

Mission command challenging in peacetime, captains advise CSA
Mission command challenging in peacetime, captains advise CSA

"War is hell," Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, but during the interwar periods, practicing mission command can be nearly as infernal, a group of captains told the Army chief of staff.

From Disneyland to Fort Knox
From Disneyland to Fort Knox

If there were such a thing as an ordinary cadet, Frank Holiday would not be among them. Prior to entering the ROTC program, Holiday toured Europe and the states as an entertainer, attended a performing arts college and bounced around Disneyland as Tigger.

Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA
Texting no substitute for face-time, captains tell CSA

"Technology is part of the American culture and part of the Army culture and we know it's not going to go away. But for the Army, that technology should be an enabler, not a replacement for interaction within the human dimension," said Capt. Heather Schmitt.

SECDEF visits Fort Rucker: Q&A with Chuck Hagel
SECDEF visits Fort Rucker: Q&A with Chuck Hagel

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the home of Army Aviation July 10 and took time to speak with senior leaders, visit and hold a question-and-answer session with hundreds of Soldiers and discuss the Army Aviation Restructure Initiative.

VBS3 brings greater realism to the not-quite-real fight
VBS3 brings greater realism to the not-quite-real fight

In addition to the improvement in visual rendering, there is also a significan increase in VBS3's capability, as the Army moves away from a counterinsurgency focus and back to decisive action.