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Sweeping changes to Army grooming standards are coming

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Soldiers of all genders will be allowed to have highlights that blend with uniform colors; women can wear long ponytails during training or even shave their heads if they want; men can wear clear nail polish; and terminology that some may find offensive — such as Mohawk, Fu Manchu and dreadlocks — will be removed from Army regulations

Those changes, and more, are slated to come into effect Feb. 26, Army officials said Tuesday, giving the service time to create imagery and memorandums to help solders and command teams understand the new guidelines.

The changes are the work of a

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Inside WallStreetBets, the Reddit army that’s rocking Wall Street

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Omar couldn’t believe what was happening.



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He should have been concentrating on the student he was tutoring in physics — a job he did during his free time while enrolled in a post-baccalaureate pre-med program — but Omar’s eyes kept darting back to the Robinhood app open on his phone.



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 Omar had invested $6,000 in Beyond Meat options; in the days before that tutoring session he’d seen the value of that investment rocket up to almost $15,000. What he was witnessing now, though, felt like torture.





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Down $2,000.

Down

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Sick soldiers drank compound found in antifreeze believing it was alcohol

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An investigation into what sickened 11 soldiers who ingested an unauthorized substance shows they drank an industrial compound found in antifreeze believing it was alcohol following a 10-day field training exercise at Fort Bliss in Texas, U.S. Army officials said Friday.



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Lt. Col. Allie Payne, public affairs officer for the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, said during a press conference that initial laboratory reports indicate the soldiers consumed ethylene glycol, commonly found in automotive products including engine coolant and brake fluid.

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The 11 soldiers —including two who were in serious condition— were

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Fort Bliss investigates soldier’s death at home

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A U.S. Army soldier was found dead in his home in Fort Bliss last week, the second soldier death on post within two weeks, officials said Sunday.

Staff Sgt. John D.S. Bailey, 27, of Haiku, Hawaii, died Thursday in his home, officials said. He was pronounced deceased by Fort Bliss emergency services personnel.

A cause of death was not disclosed. The circumstances surrounding Bailey’s death are under investigation.

Bailey joined the Army in 2013 in Honolulu. He arrived in Fort Bliss in March 2019, it was his third duty station.

Bailey was an indirect fire infantryman assigned as the fire

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California National Guard humvee stolen

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An Army humvee was stolen from a National Guard facility in a Los Angeles suburb late last week, according to the FBI, and authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for its return.

The vehicle, reportedly worth about $120,000, was stolen from the California Army National Guard site in Bell, California, early last Friday, authorities said. It’s unclear whether law enforcement has identified any suspects.

“A green camouflage #Humvee was stolen from @CaArmyGuard in #Bell CA on Friday,” the FBI said in a tweet. “Identifiers include Bumper# 40BSBHQ6; Admin# WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; Reg# NZ311R & Battalion 40TH BSB. Please call 3104776565 to claim

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“Swiss Army Knife” Nanoparticle Catalyst Can Make Natural Gas Burn Cleaner

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The elements that make up the metal oxide nanoparticle catalyst. Credit: Zhennan Huang

Lowering the Combustion Temperature for Methane

Natural gas is the cleanest traditional fossil fuel source because it produces relatively low amounts of pollutants like carbon dioxide – a potent greenhouse gas and major contributor to climate change. But greenhouse gases and pollutants released by burning natural gas could be reduced even further with the help of advanced catalysts that help lower the temperature at which methane – the largest component of natural gas – is burned.

“The more efficiently we burn methane and the less energy we

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KCPD reunites family with man’s 1942 Army documents

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The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department said it has tracked down the family after a man’s Army documents from 1942 were found during a property crimes investigation.Police tweeted photos of the documents on Saturday, writing, “Today, Central Patrol officers were at a vacant motel on a property crimes investigation. They found these Army documents from 1942 among some stolen property.”In a second tweet, they added, “We believe these are stolen too and want to get them back to the owner or his family. If anyone knows Army Sgt. Carl A. Wolfe who served at Ft’ Riley in 1942.”On Monday, police … Read More

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United States Army Chief of Staff, General James C. McConville Inspires National Nonprofit Wreaths Across America’s 2021 Theme

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In 2021, help us #LiveTheirLegacy2021 in your community. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org to join the mission and find out how you can get involved.

In 2021, help us #LiveTheirLegacy2021 in your community. Visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org to join the mission and find out how you can get involved.

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine, Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Each year, millions of Americans come together to REMEMBER the fallen, HONOR those that serve and their families, and TEACH the next generation about the value of freedom.

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Tunisian army units, police quell unrest in many areas | National politics

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GI’s new best friend: Army weighs replacement for M-4 carbine

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The GI’s best friend and first line of defense is getting its first overhaul in a generation.

The Army is looking to replace the M-4 carbine and M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon now used by front-line combat troops in favor of firepower better suited for the Pentagon’s top mission of countering “near peer” adversaries such as China and Russia.

The other services are watching closely. As the largest branch of the military, the Army is likely to influence the purchasing decisions of the other services.

Right now, top Army officials are evaluating three finalists for an initial contract of about 100,000

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