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Abrams Charter in Effect at the AWG

Task Force Training

In early 1974, Gen. Creighton Abrams, the Chief of Staff of the Army, directed the reestablishment of a Ranger Battalion in the U.S. Army. He said the unit was to be an “elite, light, and the most proficient infantry battalion in the world. A battalion that can do things with its hands and weapons better than anyone. Wherever the battalion …

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SERE, DAGRE, Aircrew Practice Personnel Recovery Ops


KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – The jungle floor is slick and damp, making traversing the terrain markedly difficult, especially when you are not only attempting to evade opposition, but also recover personnel. Survival, escape, resist and evade (SERE) specialists and deployed aircraft ground response element (DAGRE) team members from the 353rd Special Operations Group, members of the 17th Special Operations …

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Hatch Mounted SATCOM


MIRAMAR, CA – Multiple squadrons from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducted a Hatch Mounted SATCOM (Satellite Communication) Antenna System (HMSAS) demonstration at Hangar 0 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Jan. 9. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373, MWSS-372, Marine Aerial Refueler and Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363 installed and operated …

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Battle of Mogadishu Hero Passes

Tech. Sgt. (ret.) Jeffrey Bray, a combat controller, who was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., on Dec. 30, 2016. Bray passed away at 49 years old on Oct. 24, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success.

HURLBURT FIELD, FL – A former Special Tactics combat controller responsible for saving dozens at the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, was laid to rest Dec. 30, leaving behind a far-reaching legacy of valor, professionalism and combat success.Nearly 100 friends, family and teammates gathered to honor the Silver Star medal recipient, retired Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Bray at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. …

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AMEBA: The Underwater Radio

The Mechanically Based Antenna (AMEBA) program could enable radio communication through seawater and the ground. and directly between warfighters hundreds and ultimately thousands of kilometers apart.

Here’s something easy to forget when you are chatting on your cell phone or flipping channels on your smart TV: although wireless communication seems nothing short of magic, it is a brilliant, reality-anchored application of physics and engineering in which radio signals travel from a transmitter to a receiver in the form of electric and magnetic fields woven into fast-as-light …

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PSYOP CSM Hosts Polish PSYOP Leader to Build Partnership


FORT BRAGG, NC – For the month of October, Command Sgt. Major Wojciech Labuz could not be caught on his own. Whether conducting physical training, working at his desk or overseeing an airborne operation, the Polish native had the constant company of large, silent shadow. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jan Wenda, senior enlisted advisor of the Polish army’s Central Psychological …

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Recon Marines Honor Fallen Brothers During Warrior Challenge 2016


OKINAWA, Japan – The day before Thanksgiving, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, an impressive unit of the United States Marine Corps, held their annual Warrior Challenge, which honors Marines from the battalion who have been killed in action. The day started at 5:30 a.m. and consisted of a nine-mile ruck with several stations throughout the course that challenged these Marines physically and …

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Newest Rangers Don Their Tan Berets


FORT BENNING, GA – Forty-two Soldiers from 12 career fields earned the title of U.S. Army Ranger and donned the coveted tan beret upon completion of the eight-week 75th Ranger Regiment Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1 class on Nov. 23 in a ceremony held at Fort Benning’s Marshall Auditorium in McGinnis-Wickham Hall. Sergeant Major Ret. Tom Fuller provide the …

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