Coming Soon to a Military Base Near You: 24/7 Prescription Refills

You may soon be able to pick up your prescriptions at the commissary or exchange without waiting in line in a room full of sick people. The Military Health System recently announced an expansion of the prescription pick-up locker, or “ScriptCenter” program, nearly doubling the number of locations that offer the self-service option. The new …

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Marines Weigh Closing Parris Island and San Diego to Open New Coed Boot Camp

The Marine Corps is considering a plan in which it could close its two existing boot camp locations and funnel all recruits to a new base where men and women would train together. Marine entry-level training is a long way off from being able to meet a congressional mandate to make its East and West …

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Military Leaders Reveal Plans to Make Promotion Packages Totally Anonymous

The Defense Department has plans to remove all personal identifying characteristics, such as gender and name, from promotion packets to avoid potential bias by selection boards, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley said Thursday. In July, Defense Secretary Mark Esper put out a directive barring the use of photos by selection boards. But on Thursday, …

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The Air Force’s Future Tanker Planes Could Be Autonomous

The Air Force is drawing up plans for its next refueling tanker to have autonomous or semi-autonomous capabilities, thanks in part to efforts to fix the KC-46 Pegasus, according to the service’s acquisition czar. Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, said a required redesign of the KC …

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Fort Hood Armored Brigade Will Deploy to Europe, Army Announces

The Army announced today that it will deploy an armored brigade to Europe this fall as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team from Fort Hood, Texas will replace the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division in support of NATO efforts to deter Russian …

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Female Marine Drill Instructors Are Headed to All-Male San Diego Boot Camp

Men stepping onto the famous yellow footprints at the Marine Corps’ historically all-male recruit depot on the West Coast will soon be greeted by female drill instructors. For the first time ever, the female drill instructors could begin training men at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Commandant Gen. David Berger said Thursday. The move …

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Congressional Gold Medal for Famed Merrill’s Marauders Awaits President’s Approval

House lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the famed Merrill’s Marauders of World War II. The Senate passed a version of the bill late last year, and supporters say they expect President Donald Trump will sign the legislation. The Marauders were named for Brig. Gen. Frank …

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Unicorn Made Famous by Shark Incident Floats into History at Coast Guard Museum

In the video, it can be seen drifting at sea, a rainbow-bright mythological Equus cast aside as swimmers from the Coast Guard cutter Kimball clambered out of the water and away from an uninvited shark. Despite calls for the swim watch to “sink the unicorn,” the giant inflatable darling of the Kimball’s now-infamous Aug. 26 …

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Marine Corps Plans Robust Improvements to Force-on-Force Combat Training

The new head of Marine Corps Training and Education Command said Wednesday that he is a new believer in the renewed push to require force-on-force training to prepare combat units for the future battlefield. Lt. Gen. Lewis Craparotta told an audience at Modern Day Marine 2020 that the service will make significant investments in force-on-force …

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Automatic US Citizenship Restored for All Military Children Born Overseas

In compliance with a new law, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has changed its rules to give children born overseas to U.S. military families and civil servants immediate American citizenship. The changes adopted by USCIS on Sept. 18 will, in a small number of cases, allow military families and civil servants to avoid a laborious …

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