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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.