Archive: Sep 2011

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  • New York Army National Guard Engineer Soldiers Walk Through the Flood to Rescue Residents

    Sep 30, 2011

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 1156th Engineer Company drove and sometimes waded through floodwaters to rescue Windam N.Y. residents and deliver medical supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

  • A new model for captains' instruction: Small-group leaders bring experience to captains' classroom

    Sep 3, 2011

    Article describing the Captains Career Course-Common Core Proof of Principle at Fort Bliss. This course is sanctioned by TRADOC and the Combined Arms Center. Special emphasis on importance of quality Small Group Leaders for the successful instruction of captains. The Common Core is likely to be conducted at installations throughout the Army and will change the current model of students making a permanent change of station move for the Captains Career Course.

  • CrossFit competition gives 1/41 total fitness perspective workout

    Sep 1, 2011

    The dust flies off the ground as a Hemmitt tire slams against the dirt. Sweat drips onto the black rubber as the pair of Soldiers kneel down toward the tire again. Camouflaged ruck sacks are in the air like winning trophies as men and women in filthy physical training uniforms struggled to hold them overhead, no trace in their faces they feel the ruck sacks are any sort of reward. A whistle blows and with a chaotic swirl of sweat, dirt, and deep struggling breathing, the teams of ten rotate around the open field to their next stations.

  • Will America's next Rising Star come from Marne Division?

    Sep 1, 2011

    After a brief flash mob at Fort Stewart's PX with disguised enthusiasts spreading the word about Operation Rising Star, the competition opened its doorways at Rocky's Zone, Aug. 30. One-by-one, 25 competing Soldiers and Family Members made their appearance on center stage singing a cappella, the evening's theme.

  • Fort Campbell children learn about change, how to adapt through literature

    Sep 6, 2011

    More than 70 children ages 4-12 participated in one of two annual "Tell Me a Story" events at Fort Campbell's Family Resource Center Sunday. Major Gen. James McConville, 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell commanding general, was the guest speaker and read the book "Verdi," by Janell Cannon.

  • SMA spouse visits Marne children

    Sep 1, 2011

    As the Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Dog Face Soldiers at the home of the Third Infantry Division, spouse Jeanne Chandler toured Fort Stewart's Child Development Center, building 475, and Kessler Elementary School, Aug. 25.

  • Fort Campbell's 86th CSH celebrates equality for women

    Sep 2, 2011

    In 1971, the United States Congress designated Aug. 26 as Women's Equality Day, in commemoration of 1920s passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave female citizens the right to vote. Since that time, private and public organizations around the country have hosted events that center around the continuing efforts for gender equality.

  • Fort Campbell, Ky.-based water purification Soldiers take annual competition

    Sep 1, 2011

    FORT STORY, Va. (Aug. 30, 2011) --The 20th Quartermaster Company, 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, based out of Fort Campbell, Ky. was named the 2011 Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU) 'Rodeo' winner, at the end of a joint-service competition held here, Aug. 21-25.

  • When disaster strikes, are you ready?

    Sep 1, 2011

    If your family had been affected by the earthquake or Hurricane Irene would you have been prepared?

  • Ceremonies recognize BRAC completion, post transformation

    Sep 1, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground marks the formal completion of the Base Realignment and Closure process and acknowledges the transformation of the installation's missions with two ceremonies Sept. 15, the day BRAC law requires completion of the required actions.

  • Two female acquisition officers to get second star

    Sep 1, 2011

    Two female Army acquisition officers have been tapped for promotion to the rank of major general.

  • "Good Grief" seminar offers hope, healing to Wainwright community

    Sep 1, 2011

    Fort Wainwright chaplains and Survivor Outreach Services hosted the event designed to provide a roadmap through grieving for those who have suffered losses ranging from the death of a loved one to divorce and even the loss of a pet

  • Combat ready: Fort Bragg Soldiers put to the test

    Sep 1, 2011

    In a test run, the Army's Physical Readiness Division administered the new Army Physical Readiness Test to Fort Bragg Soldiers. The Army is contemplating permanent changes to the Army Physical Fitness Test so that it becomes a more comprehensive fitness test, the Army Physical Readiness Test that may soon accompany yet another fitness test -- the Army Combat Readiness Test.

  • Ironbirds celebrate U.S. Military

    Sep 1, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Two American icons--baseball and the Army--teamed up to honor the nation's military Aug. 25 at Aberdeen's Ripken Stadium.

  • APG leader discusses BRAC changes, budget challenges

    Sep 1, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army civilian leaders need to foster proactive change among their organizations, a senior APG official said Aug. 30. Gary Martin, executive deputy to the commanding general of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, talked with 32 participants of the APG Leadership Cohort program about successfully implementing change.

  • The Alaska Post Spotlight is on: Tim Thompson

    Sep 1, 2011

    "I should have done this years ago. I love this job, I really do," he said.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers asssit in aftermath of Hurricane Irene

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Ordnance training: "Fun and challenging"

    Sep 1, 2011

    MCALESTER, Okla.--Training to run an Army Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) is fun and challenging, according to Spc. Hailey Haner. She received her training while attended the Culminating Training Event July 18-22 at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant along with her fellow Soldiers from the 3rd Platoon of the 261st Ordnance Company from Ripley, W. Va.

  • New E-Order at Fort Bragg readies individual Soldiers for deployment

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Directorate of Logistics unveiled a new way Supply and Services Division's Central Issue Facility can order organizational clothing and individual equipment for individual Soldiers deploying to combat areas.

  • Army Awards CHS-4 Contract

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) has awarded the Common Hardware Systems-4 (CHS-4) contract, which will keep the Army in front of procurement requirements for essential hardware and information technology services of the future. The $3.7 billion, five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract was awarded to General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S), Taunton, Mass., on Aug. 25. The contract is for procurement of tactical information technology hardware and services using two types of contracts, firm fixed price and cost plus fixed fee, for services on non-commercial items.

  • MCAAP hosts Army ordnance company

    Sep 1, 2011

    Coming from Ripley, W. Va., 3rd platoon of the 261st Ordnance Company eagerly approached their Culminating Training Event (CTE) at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant which taught them everything about Ammunition Supply Points (ASP) before they deploy overseas. They were here July 18-22 as part of mandatory training for all Army ordnance units.

  • Accept the Moment for What It Is

    Sep 1, 2011

    Sgt. Smith allowed his negative emotions to direct his life. One evening while tackling the mounting bills, he was hit by the reality that his wife had maxed out their credit cards. He was frustrated and confronted her about her spending habits. As she struggled to explain, Smith became angrier with each excuse she offered and demeaned her with hateful names. His wife was outraged and fought back with a tirade about the sergeant's personal shortcomings. Smith did not like his wife's angry retaliation. He became even more angry, lost control in an instant and hit her.

  • Earthquake rattles, hurricane rolls over Proving Ground

    Sep 1, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground sustained minimal damage after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the installation Aug. 23. The epicenter was located 88 miles southwest of Washington D.C. in the town of Mineral, Va., and was felt by tens of millions of people along the East Coast, from Georgia to Canada.

  • ACE, Suicide Prevention for the Army by the Army

    Sep 1, 2011

    "Ask, Care, Escort, or ACE, training is the Army-approved suicide prevention and awareness training model for all Soldiers, leaders and Army civilians. It is also available to family members. Soldiers have been completing ACE suicide awareness training on an annual basis for several years now. These Soldiers can probably tell you all of the warning signs and risk factors of suicide from memory, but is that awareness enough?

  • Recognizing the symptoms of ADHD in children

    Sep 1, 2011

    Most healthy children occasionally have trouble sitting still, paying attention, or controlling impulses. Maybe you have noticed these behaviors in your own children. That's normal. But for some children, the problem is so bad that it interferes with their daily lives at home, at school and in social settings.

  • 117th Space team arrives home again-Space Support team completes combat tour

    Sep 1, 2011

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The six Soldiers of the 117th Space Battalion's Army Space Support Team 22 were welcomed back home here Aug. 19.

  • New York Guard aviators respond to Hurricane Irene

    Sep 29, 2011

    New York Army National Guard Aviation units have logged 150 hours of flight time and transported 60,000 pounds of food and water to isolated mountain towns and central distribution centers as state officials continue to respond to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

  • 'Retreat' and 'Reveille' honors

    Sep 2, 2011

    Servicemembers, civilians, and visitors to Fort Gordon may now notice things coming to a stop on post twice a day. This is because all personnel are now expected to render honors and courtesies during Retreat and Reveille.

  • Malawi Defense Force paratroopers visit Noncommissioned Officer Academy

    Sep 1, 2011

    The NCO Academy recently graduated 386 Soldiers from the Warrior Leader Course Class 10-11. At this time the NCOA simultaneously hosted a mil-to-mil event, sponsoring the Malawi Defense Force familiarization of the Noncommissioned Officer Academy. The Malawi Parachute Battalion's visit included selection of students, curriculum review, overview of faculty staff procedures, testing requirements and a situational training exercise overview. The visit culminated in a foreign exchange airborne operation which resulted in 250 paratroopers receiving their Malawi parachutist wings.

  • Lt. Dan Band plays troop tribute at Fort Campbell

    Sep 1, 2011

    August 27, Soldiers and Families gathered at Fort Campbell's Division Parade Field for a free performance, courtesy of Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band.

  • 2011 Spirit of America Ready for the Road

    Sep 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Spirit of America show is ready for the road and will bring more than 300 active duty Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington to the cities of Washington, D.C., North Charleston, S.C., and Jacksonville, Fla., in September, 2011.

  • First Army Division East Labor Day Safety Message

    Sep 1, 2011

  • 2011 CFC kicks off at Fort Campbell

    Sep 1, 2011

    1st Lt. Kevin Stewart, 6th Battaltion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and Staff Sgt. Antonio Ramo, 6th Bn. 101st. Avn. Reg., talk with Fisher House volunteer Rebecca Ponder about what the Fisher House does during the Combined Federal Campaign kickoff Aug. 25. Civilians and Soldiers from across Fort Campbell gathered at Cole Park Commons to find out more about some of the organizations they can donate to during the CFC as well as find out about this year's goal. This year the CFC hopes to bring in $750,000 or more. (Photo by Nondice Thurman, Fort Campbell Courier staff)

  • Equal Opportunity Program Manager Retires with Honors

    Sep 1, 2011

    Lt. Col. Linwood C. Wright was presented the Legion of Merit Medal in appreciation for his service from August 2001 to July 2011 during an awards ceremony Aug. 30, 2011.

  • Fort Bragg observes Suicide Awareness Month to help remove stigma of seeking help

    Sep 1, 2011

    September is Suicide Awareness Month, but for the Army, educating its Soldiers about suicide prevention continues to be a year- round process. Fort Bragg has plans to host several events aimed at educating and informing post personnel. Fort Bragg is also making a major push to help remove the stigma that goes along with getting help.

  • Fort Carson troops reflect on impact of language training

    Sep 27, 2011

    (Fort Carson, Colo. Aug 22-25) During an intense week of after action reviews and lessons learned data collection efforts, Fort Carson troops reflect on the value added from language and culture training before deployment.

  • Hurricane Irene blows through Fort Lee

    Sep 30, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 1, 2011) -- When Hurricane Irene approached the East Coast, dire projections for flooding, power outages and other damages were made for much of the eastern coastline from the Carolinas to Maine.

  • Combat Feeding engineer wins award

    Sep 1, 2011

    Ben Williams, a member of the Systems Equipment and Engineering Team at the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, will receive the Wayne E. Meyer Award for Outstanding Student in Systems Engineering.

  • No greater love: fallen Currahee hero awarded Silver Star at Fort Campbell

    Oct 17, 2011

    Specialist Jordan M. Byrd, 19, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the Army's third highest award for valor. The Silver Star Medal and citations were given to Byrd's wife Savanna and son Ayden, mother Roberta Pitt and father Justin Brost. Each received words of appreciation from the Currahees as they filed through to embrace the Family members.

  • Flag ceremony heralds arrival of Fort Lee's newest tenant

    Sep 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 1, 2011) --A crisp U.S. flag quickly rose for the first time in front of the new Defense Contract Management Agency headquarters at Fort Lee on Aug. 25. The dawn was just breaking through the trees as cadre and students from the Noncommissioned Officer Academy's Quartermaster Branch Senior Leader Course raised the flag at the call of a distant bugle; a new day for the Army installation, and a new day for its newest tenant command.

  • Civilian puts his two cents in recycling initiative

    Sep 1, 2011

    As the Marne Division's new campaign "Caught Doing Something Good" continues to identify community members for recycling correctly, one Hunter Army Airfield Civilian has taken recycling into his own hands . . . and has been doing so for a while.

  • Caslen reflects on his time commanding Combined Arms Center

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Army general poised to take command of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq said he's learned many things during his time at Fort Leavenworth -- most importantly, how to look for adaptive solutions to problems. Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr. served as the commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth for about 18 months. Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins has been selected for promotion to lieutenant general and as Caslen's successor on Fort Leavenworth.

  • 1/41 gets MADD for safety

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1HBCT, Third Infantry Division stand in a horseshoe formation Aug. 26. Although the sun has quite some time before it reaches its zenith, the air is sultry as Coastal Georgia transitions from summer to fall. But the Soldiers stand there all the same, in the middle of their well-kept motor pool. Finally, they are called to attention and with a loud and thunderous boom that rivals their largest artillery shell they yell, "Glory's Guns, Sir!"

  • Barracks Life: Motorcycle safety important for Soldiers at home

    Sep 1, 2011

    I can remember the day I got the call. My dad was on the phone and I could hear the hurt in his voice as he informed me a friend of the Family had been in an accident. It was months later before he was released from the hospital and we got to see him at his welcome home party. He was a mere shadow of the man we knew.

  • ASC employees speak at Women's Equality Day events

    Sep 1, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command hosted a Women's Equality Day observance, Aug. 25 in the Baylor conference room, Rock Island Arsenal. The theme of this year's celebration was "Bridges," portraying the struggles and achievements of women as "bridges" to the future.

  • Marne 6 Sends: Spice -- illegal, extremely dangerous

    Sep 1, 2011

    I would like to get a message out to everyone about an issue of great concern to me. That issue is the use of synthetic marijuana by our Soldiers. Synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as Spice, is also known by many street names: K2, Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Blue Lotus, Diamond Spice, Fake Weed, Fire n' Ice, Genie, PEP Spice, Silver Spice, Yukatan Fire Spice, and others. Regardless of the name used, synthetic marijuana is illegal and poses a grave risk to the health of our Soldiers and the readiness of the Marne Division. Recently we have had a surge of incidents involving Spice. This will not be tolerated in the Marne Division, as it degrades our ability to maintain readiness, and negatively impacts performance and discipline.

  • SMA tours new 4th IBCT complex

    Sep 1, 2011

    The thwop-thwop-thowp sound of Black Hawk helicopters signaled the arrival of Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Aug. 25, to the new combined brigade and battalion headquarters building of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, for a tour of the brigade's contemporary facilities and to dine with junior enlisted Soldiers from throughout the division.

  • Muslim Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Sep 1, 2011

    Muslim Soldiers and civilians came together during early morning hours to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2011.

  • Marne leaders sign proclamation against DUI

    Sep 1, 2011

    In an effort to reduce the numbers of drinking and driving incidences, the Marne Pride campaign was kicked-off at a proclamation ceremony held at Club Stewart's Grand Ball Room, Aug. 31. By signing a pledge, Third Infantry Division Soldiers make a promise that they will not drive while under the influence of alcohol or any other substance that hinders driving ability.

  • Marne Division proclaims a stop to suicides

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Army's suicide rate reached an all-time monthly high in July 2011 with 32 active-duty and reserve Soldiers taking their lives. The Marne Division's Commanding General, Major General Robert "Abe" Abrams, is taking a stand against such numbers through extensive prevention methods starting with a signed proclamation, which recognizes the month of September as "Suicide Prevention Month in Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield." Seated behind his desk at division headquarters, Third Infantry Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Abrams, along with his battle buddy, Third Infantry Division Command Sergeant Major, Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson, signed the proclamation Aug. 30. The Army's theme for the month of September is "Shoulder to Shoulder, Building Resiliency in the Army Family."

  • Infantry Soldiers share marksmanship knowledge with Iraqi soldiers

    Sep 1, 2011

    Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained 25 Iraqi army soldiers in basic, advanced and close-quarters marksmanship skills.

  • Deployed Family Fun Day

    Sep 1, 2011

    Have a deployed family member? Will you deploy in the future? Then this free event is just for you! Have fun and learn about programs and services!

  • Spice a "no-go" for all Soldiers

    Sep 1, 2011

    The word spice makes most people think of cooking. But these days, "spice" has a very different connotation -- instead of the delicious and harmless additives to recipes, this "spice" is synthetic cannabis that mimics the effects of marijuana.

  • Falcon brigade takes flight in support of Hurricane Irene

    Sep 30, 2011

    In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the Third Infantry Division's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed nearly 70 Marne Air Soldiers, nine UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and with support equipment from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. and Fort Bragg, N.C., as part of the federal response effort on the East Coast, Aug. 27-28.

  • Aug. 10, 2011 - Secretary of the Army remarks at GovEnergy Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Dec 7, 2011

    Secretary McHugh's remarks during the GovEnergy conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, in which he announced the creation of the Army's Energy Initiatives Office Task Force, a one-stop shop for the private sector, so we can better harness the expertise of those who can invest and build economically viable, large scale renewable energy infrastructure on Army Installations.

  • Army developing new self-propelled howitzer

    Sep 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army is developing a next-generation, 40-ton 155mm Howitzer artillery cannon able to fire precision rounds, accommodate additional armor protections and power more on-board electrical systems.

  • A behind the fair look at the Fife and Drum Corps

    Sep 1, 2011

    Afternoons spent with The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps are full of rehearsals, bus rides and a dash of down time, but a behind-the-scene glimpse also reveals corps members wear more than just their tricorn performance hats.

  • Command's top warriors practice combatives skills

    Sep 1, 2011

    Following recommendations by former Army Best Warrior competitors, this year's preparations included eight days of combatives training.

  • 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade inactivates at Fort Campbell

    Sep 1, 2011

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY, Aug. 31, 2011--U.S. Army Lt. Col. Marc Hamilton and Command Sgt. Maj. (CSM) Mark Guerrero case the 106th Transportation Battalion colors during the unit's inactivation ceremony at the 101st Airborne Division parade field at Fort Campbell, Ky. on Aug. 31, 2011. Hamilton and Guerrero are the commander and the CSM of the unit, which is part of the 101st Sustainment Brigade. The unit inactivated as part of the Army's efforts to consolidate and streamline transportation units. U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore.

  • One-time refugee finds home in U.S. Army

    Sep 2, 2011

    In 2007, a then 16-year-old Saw Blut was a refugee in Malaysia, having fled his home in Myanmar, which is also known as Burma, a country in Southeast Asia.

  • DOD groups speed equipment to warfighters

    Sep 1, 2011

    Two Defense Department groups are laboring to rush equipment and systems to overseas-deployed U.S. warfighters.

  • Taking religion to the battlefield

    Sep 1, 2011

    At the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, next to the director for the Center for Spiritual Leadership resides Chaplain (Col.) Dan Ames, the director of the Center for World Religions.

  • TRICARE portability reduces moving stress

    Sep 1, 2011

    With a single phone call, service member and family beneficiaries under TRICARE Prime can arrive at a new duty station, confident their medical records and prescriptions were transferred and new doctors were lined up for them in advance, a top TRICARE official said.

  • Post director receives honor

    Sep 1, 2011

    Jesus RosaVelez, director of the Fort Jackson's Network Enterprise Center, was recognized Thursday by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce with the Palmetto Pillar Award for his outstanding leadership in the field of technology.

  • 'Dragon 6' awards 1st AATF Soldiers coins of excellence

    Sep 1, 2011

    Lieutenant General Frank Helmick, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Forces -- Iraq, gives a short speech of appreciation to 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers prior to recognizing them with his coin of excellence during a presentation at Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, Aug. 29, 2011.

  • Combined Federal Campaign underway

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Fort Jackson Combined Federal Campaign got under way Monday with an opening event at the Officers' Club that brought together CFC partner organizations, CFC coordinators and installation leadership.

  • Gen. David Petraeus retirement ceremony

    Sep 1, 2011

    U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, Commander, International Security Assistant force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), who also served as the Multi-National Forces-Iraq Commander, retired from the Army Aug. 31 and will assume his position as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Sept. 6.

  • 'Challenge' punctuates first EOD graduation at Fort Lee

    Sep 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 1, 2011) -- Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Pearson remembers his explosive ordnance disposal advanced individual training at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. and how ill-equipped he felt during the subsequent, more in-depth phase of the course at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

  • Standards, discipline don't get days off

    Sep 1, 2011

    We celebrate Labor Day weekend beginning tomorrow. Labor Day honors the American worker and the unofficial end to summer, and as such, there will be no shortage of social gatherings and well deserved get-togethers.

  • U.S. Army Africa sponsors security cooperation conference

    Sep 2, 2011

    Nearly 150 military and civilian personnel representing organizations from throughout Africa, Europe and the U.S. participated in U.S. Army Africa's Theater Army Security Cooperation Conference held Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 in Vicenza, Italy.

  • A life saver

    Sep 1, 2011

    As the Army nears its 10th year in the War on Terrorism, Soldier suicide rates have reached a historic high.

  • Soldier combat needs feed 'stream of invention,' patents, and 'cheaper, better performing' systems

    Sep 13, 2011

    Obtaining Army patents is an arduous process, but a necessary one. Patents protect the Army from intellectual property infringement, and if the Army did not obtain patents, it would result in the service paying more to deliver technology to Soldiers. This article looks at the patent process at the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center with a focus on the development of the Objective Gunner Protective Kit. Soldiers played an important role in optimizing several designs that are part of the current versions of OGPK for which the Army has obtained patents.

  • Job initiatives focus on vets, family members

    Nov 4, 2011

    President Barack Obama yesterday called on Congress to move quickly on an initiative to offer tax credits to employers who hire unemployed veterans, including those with disabilities.

  • MRAP teams enable USACE to deliver quality construction

    Sep 1, 2011

    Teams of National Guardsmen and Reservists protect members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers who go "outside the wire" to project sites. Without them, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South couldn't carry out its mission to design and build projects that are a critical component of creating the conditions for stability and security in Afghanistan.

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