11 May '16, 4am

This change happened because Soldiers stood up at town hall & asked, says #15thSMA Dailey

This change happened because Soldiers stood up at town hall & asked, says #15thSMA Dailey

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 10, 2016) -- Soldiers jogging or lifting in the gym may now be allowed to listen to music through small headphones or ear buds, according to Army Directive 2016-20, released May 6. Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy signed a memo that authorizes Soldiers to listen to music on a variety of devices and ear pieces while doing personal physical training inside gyms, though the memo does give final word on the new policy to installation or unit commanders. "Effective immediately, unless the unit or installation commander prohibits otherwise, Soldiers may use headphones, including wireless or non-wireless devices and earpieces, in uniform only while performing individual physical training in indoor gyms or fitness centers," Murphy wrote in the memo. The headphones cannot be more than 1.5 inches in diameter and the memo states violat...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/167634


.@1stCavalryDiv Soldiers earn the arduous Expert Infantryman Badge

[email protected] Soldiers earn the arduous Exper...

army.mil 12 May '16, 2am

Soldiers earn the arduos Expert Infantryman Badge Spc. Dylan Michaud, an infantryman with Fox Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cav...

.@3rd_Infantry Soldiers zero in on sniper training

[email protected]_Infantry Soldiers zero in on sniper training

army.mil 13 May '16, 2am

FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Soldiers of Troops C and D, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd...

Army updates rules for 'flagging' soldiers

armytimes.com 16 May '16, 12pm

Heads up. it is no time to get “flagged” for running afoul of service standards for behavior, physical fitness or job comp...