Milley: Army on cusp of profound, fundamental change | Article | The United States Army
Milley: Army on cusp of profound, fundamental change | Article | The United States Army The future of the Army may not involve divisions, corps, tanks or Bradley fighting vehicles, said the Army’s chief of staff. And that future isn’t 100 years away, or even 50. It’s only about 25 to 30 years away.
Milley spoke Oct. 4 at the 2016 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition’s Eisenhower Luncheon. The Army of the future he described in his remarks bore little resemblance to the Army that Soldiers know today, not just in its technology, but also in how it fights and where it fights.
“I suspect that the organizations and weapons and doctrines of land armies, between 2025 and 2050, in that quarter-century period of time, will be fundamentally different than what we see today,” he said.
Why We Need To Stop Calling The Iraq War ‘A Mistake’
Why We Need To Stop Calling The Iraq War ‘A Mistake’ In the first two 2016 presidential debates, the Iraq War has been a seemingly hot-button topic with Democratic nominee and former Sen. Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee and business mogul Donald Trump repeatedly referring to it as a mistake that never should have happened.
But here’s the thing: It did happen, and it can’t be undone.
Military Matters: How Amendment 69 could affect military community – KRDO
Military Matters: How Amendment 69 could affect military community – KRDO One legislative measure on the November ballot has some in the military community concerned.
Amendment 69 would create a single payer health care system.
The proposal would create a Colorado health care system with a goal of guaranteeing that everyone in Colorado has health insurance. But Amendment 69 won’t supersede federal programs such as TRICARE, which focuses on veterans.
DVIDS – News – TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Network to Change on Dec. 1, 2016
DVIDS – News – TRICARE Retail Pharmacy Network to Change on Dec. 1, 2016 Express Scripts Inc. has announced upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE. On Dec. 1, Walgreens pharmacy locations will join the network. CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network on the same day. The new network will have more than 57,000 locations nationwide, and ensures TRICARE beneficiaries have timely access to retail pharmacies in their communities.
20 Percent of Army Kids Will Need Mental Health Treatment
20 Percent of Army Kids Will Need Mental Health Treatment One in five Army kids will need mental health treatment within the first 15 to 16 years of their lives, said the Army’s director of psychological health.
But there continues to be a nationwide shortage of child psychologists and child psychiatrists, affecting not just the military community, but the civilian community at large. “We have a mismatch in what we need and what the nation can provide,” said Dr. Christopher Ivany, a doctor who is also chief of the Behavioral Health Division/Service Line Office of the Army Surgeon General. Comparing the needs of military children to children in the civilian community, the “broad averages are pretty close,” Ivany said, but experts are working on more exact comparisons.
Retired Army Colonel Vivian Hutson to lead Cincinnati VA Medical Center – Story
Retired Army Colonel Vivian Hutson to lead Cincinnati VA Medical Center – Story A retired U.S. Army Colonel will be the next boss of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in Cincinnati, starting Monday. Vivian Hutson comes to the Vine Street facility from the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General, having recently retired from the Army’s Medical Specialist Corps after 30 years of military service.
This is the fifth leadership change since February for the Cincinnati VA, which was the subject of an investigation by the Scripps Washington Bureau and WCPO that explored whistleblower allegations of cost cutting, patient care problems and managerial misconduct.
New, updated programs help spouses find employment | Article | The United States Army
New, updated programs help spouses find employment | Article | The United States Army The Army and the Department of Defense are growing spouse employment programs and partnerships, career experts told family members this week.
Eddy Mentzer, an Air Force spouse and an associate director in the DOD’s Office of Family Readiness Policy, responsible for the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, said the department is about to induct new job partners, bringing the number to almost 350.
As of this week, those employers have hired about 10,000 spouses, he said at an Association of the United States Army family forum.