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  1. Carter ponders easing US military enlistment standards to help boost recruitment, retentionRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Fox News

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.


  2. 1st Army division deployed to Afghanistan _ and last to return _ comes home to New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | Fox News

    The 10th Mountain Division - the Army's first to be deployed to Afghanistan and the last to return - was welcomed home Monday at a ceremony at its base in far northern New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Army Secretary John McHugh, a former congressman from the North Country, addressed the troops at Fort Drum and thanked them for their service.


  3. Army Braces for Global Warming Impacts on BasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Fox News

    The Army has to boost energy efficiency and prepare for extreme weather at installations worldwide in line with the Pentagon's new roadmap on climate change as a national security threat, Army officials said Tuesday. "Wildfires, changes in precipitation, and increased extreme weather events are growing in frequency and intensity," Hammack said at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual conference in Washington, D.C. "Twelve of the hottest years on record occurred in the last 15 years," Hammack said in describing the impact of climate change on Army life.


  4. 4 governors visit Afghanistan to receive counterterrorism briefings, greet troops thereRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2014 | Fox News

    Four U.S. governors made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Saturday as part of a delegation to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops stationed there. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with Brian Sandoval of Nevada, William Haslam of Tennessee and Jay Nixon of Missouri, traveled with officials from the U.S. Department of Defense, which sponsored the trip, Cuomo's office said.


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