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Army to Form Teams of Active, Guard and Reserve Units

March 24, 2016

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The U.S. Army announced the launch of new pilot program designed to team up certain active, National Guard and Reserve units so they can train together before they deploy.

The Associated Units pilot will begin this summer by teaming up about two dozen active Army units with various Guard and Reserve units.

“Much of America’s Army’s capacity is resident in the Reserve Components, and we must rely more heavily on them to meet the demands of a complex global environment,” Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Mark Milley said today in an Army press release. “The Associated Units pilot allows us to leverage the capabilities and capacities of the active component, Army Reserve and the Army National Guard as one Army.”

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