3 Army parachute team members injured in training accident | DOD plans to use AI throughout operations | Survey: Many military families unhappy with privatized housing
February 13, 2019
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3 Army parachute team members injured in training accident
An accident at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., injured three members of the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, two very seriously, said Kelli Bland, an Army Recruiting Command spokeswoman. The accident occurred during a night training exercise.
Military online (2/12) 
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In the Pentagon
DOD plans to use AI throughout operations
The Defense Department wants to incorporate artificial intelligence technology across operations, from equipment maintenance to spying. "Other nations, particularly China and Russia, are making significant investments in AI for military purposes, including in applications that raise questions regarding international norms and human rights," a DOD report says.
Military Times (tiered subscription model) (2/13) 
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On the Hill
Survey: Many military families unhappy with privatized housing
Most military families surveyed are unsatisfied with their privatized housing, reporting problems such as black mold, lead-based paint, vermin, and water and wiring issues, says the Military Family Advisory Network. The survey results were released ahead of today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the matter.
Military Times (tiered subscription model) (2/12) 
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Service Section News
Changes to Active Guard Reserve program approved
Changes to the Active Guard Reserve program have been approved by Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee in an effort to streamline and expand full-time support by reservists over the next three fiscal years. "The changes are not drastic, but rather intended to streamline decision making and processes, have flexibility for different career field needs, attract and retain talent while developing those future senior leaders, both officer and enlisted," said Lt. Col. Karen Coltrin of Human Resources Business Integration.
Air Force Reserve Command (2/12) 
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Army Reserve troops use VR to practice gunnery skills
Virtual reality simulators are helping Army Reserve troops hone their gunnery skills during Operation Cold Steel III at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. "It gives them more experience in the virtual world so they know what to expect on the live-fire range," Sgt. David Fraire said.
Army.mil (2/11) 
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Reserve Life
Culture change needed to curb suicides, Air Force says
A culture change is needed to address suicides among airmen and Air Force civilians, according to a memo issued by Air Force leaders after the reported deaths by suicide of 11 airmen and four civilian workers in January. "We need an Air Force culture where it is more common to seek help than to try to go at it alone," the memo reads.
Stars and Stripes (tiered subscription model) (2/12) 
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Apple service gives veterans easier access to health data
The VA is giving veterans a new method of viewing their health data with the adoption of Apple's Health Records app. Information will include medications, conditions, immunizations and lab results.
mHealth Intelligence (2/11),  Fortune (2/11) 
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