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Guard, Reserve Fight For Modern Hardware; JLTV, C-5A, C-17 At Stake

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: The military Reserves and National Guard have spent a decade operating with unprecedented intensity alongside the regular active-duty force in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, as budget cuts loom, their leaders are fighting hard to keep the funding needed to keep their edge in both training and equipment. Going back to the sleepy days of… Keep reading →

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Modernization Falls Short, Army Reserve Chief Tells Senate

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Army Reserve Chief Stultz @ SAC-D: "I’m not satisfied our modernization strategy is going to meet my needs for the immediate future, no sir" SydneyFreedberg

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Army Reserve Training Goes Digital To Save Dollars

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WASHINGTON: To squeeze the most it can out of every training dollar in an era of shrinking budgets, the Army Reserve will rely more on simulators and long-distance learning to replace traditional drill weekends, outgoing Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jack Stulz said today. Those efficiencies, in turn, will free up funds for ambitious… Keep reading →

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What a Difference Two Wars Make: No Battles Between Army, Guard And Reserve

Posted by John Grady on


WASHINGTON: As the Army has been handed its largest manpower cuts since the end of the first Persian Gulf War and its acquisition accounts are being squeezed dry trying to find room for programs like Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in its base budget, the atmosphere among the active, Guard and Reserve components is – surprisingly… Keep reading →

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Reserve Forces On The Cusp Of New ‘Golden Age’

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WASHINGTON: The chairman of the Reserve Forces Policy Board sees this as “the golden age of the reserve component” as the active land forces and three components of the Air Force draw down personnel and the Defense Department’s new strategic guidance calls for maintaining a reserve component that is ready and available when needed. Arnold… Keep reading →

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Army Juggles Drawdown; Plans For Future Growth

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Department of Defense is on the defensive nowadays, with everybody braced for cuts. The Army already has marching orders to reduce its manpower from the current 565,000 active-duty personnel to 520,000, and no one expects it to stop there. But some Army leaders are looking past the lean years and planning how to build… Keep reading →

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Facing Big Cuts, Army Reshapes Reserves To Keep Key Troops

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


With the regular Army shedding personnel to fit in ever-tighter budgets, the U.S. Army Reserve is positioning itself as a low-cost way to keep skilled, experienced veterans associated with the military. The plan, in a nutshell: If you can’t keep ’em in the regular Army, keep ’em in the Reserves. Today, only 9 percent of… Keep reading →

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