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The best and brightest from this week’s Army Times

On this week’s cover, more details are emerging on the coming regional alignment and what that will mean for future deployments. In FY2014, about 60,000 soldiers will be sent to five regions throughout the world to carry about a variety of missions, as well as any problems that arise in those areas.

Units include the 1st Cavalry Division, 25th Infantry Division, 1st Armored Division and two additional brigade combat teams. As the alignment unfolds,  thousands more soldiers will be assigned  to even more global activities.

In a throwback to a bygone era, the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii is bringing back the Army’s jungle school, a terrain-specific training program that could come in handy as the Army turns its focus back to the Pacific.

And if you’re looking for something new to watch as your favorite shows go off the air for the summer, check out “Starting Strong” on FOX (or the Army’s YouTube channel). It’s an Army-funded reality show that follows nine prospective recruits as they learn about the Army life and decide whether they want to enlist.

The half-hour show premiered June 2 and will run on Sunday mornings through Aug. 4 on FOX. Check our listing to see if it’s airing in your city.

For all of these stories and many more, pick up the June 10 issue, on newsstands now. If you don’t want to wait, you can subscribe to our digital edition or purchase a $1 day pass.

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