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  • Satellite terminals work in tandem with technology at NIE

    Nov 14, 2011

    Ground satellite terminals are being leveraged in the Army's most recent Network Integration Evaluation highlighting its objective to ensure that new technologies and network improvements work hand-in-hand with presently fielded systems.

  • New ammunition combines four artillery cartridges into one

    Nov 14, 2011

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition has started testing a new artillery round that will provide Soldier's with superior performance as well as lighten the military logistics burden.

  • JIEDDO working to reverse trend for larger IEDs in Afghanistan

    Nov 10, 2011

    The amount of explosives used in improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan is increasing, while at the same time, the number of attacks are at "historic highs."

  • World War II vet still serving

    Nov 9, 2011

    A World War II veteran's memories may help the U.S. Army save millions of dollars while protecting people and the environment.

  • Howitzer program helps strengthen Afghan self defense

    Nov 7, 2011

    Picatinny Arsenal is helping the Afghan National Army develop their indirect fire capability to bolster self-defense.

  • Army step closer to enabling self-aware network

    Nov 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center has developed cognitive wireless networking capabilities that employ network-wide learning and reasoning algorithms that share information that enable nodes to make decisions.

  • New light machine gun aims to 'SAW' Soldiers' load

    Nov 4, 2011

    A series of tests under battlefield conditions were conducted to see how a prototype light weight machine gun and its distinctive ammunition impact Soldier effectiveness in battle

  • Umatilla facility destroys last ton of mustard blister agent

    Nov 2, 2011

    Nearly 50 years of chemical agent storage came to an end Oct. 25, 2011, with the destruction of the last ton container of mustard blister agent in the Metal Parts Furnace at the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.

  • Army networking radios improve communications at tactical edge

    Nov 2, 2011

    Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical awarded a $66 million contract Sept. 30, 2011, for the procurement of eight Brigade Combat Teams worth of AN/PRC-117G radios.

  • Army rolls out first Apache Block III aircraft

    Nov 2, 2011

    The first Apache Block III helicopter was delivered to the Army today during a ceremony at the Boeing plant in Mesa, Ariz., in which the aircraft was rolled out on stage under bright lights.

  • NIE pushes major network upgrade closer to field

    Nov 1, 2011

    The Army's on-the-move, satellite-based communications network is getting its first field tryout with Soldiers this month as the service moves closer to deploying the capability next fall.

  • Multinational test supports coalition battle network integration

    Oct 31, 2011

    Coalition members have come together at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., this month to test the compatibility of their countries' network and communications systems.

  • Army kicks off second Network Integration Evaluation

    Oct 28, 2011

    The second Network Integration Evaluation begins Oct. 31, as nearly 3,800 Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, evaluate dozens of systems in realistic operational scenarios.

  • Army sees cyber threats as imminent

    Oct 28, 2011

    U.S. Army Cyber Command experts and other think tank specialists came together at Unified Quest 2012, Oct. 25-28, 2011, for a series of annual seminars where members of academia, and U.S. and foreign militaries examine critical issues to current and future force development.

  • Army testifies to Congress on acquisition, technology

    Oct 27, 2011

    By this time next year, the Army will have a good idea about alternatives for the ground combat vehicle program, Army leaders told Congressmen Wednesday. They said the GCV will be the first combat vehicle developed to operate in an improvised-explosive device and hybrid-threat environment.

  • CREW: helping defeat IEDs

    Oct 26, 2011

    Counter Radio Electronic Warfare systems are helping Soldiers in Afghanistan to defeat deadly improvised explosive devices by blocking radio signals that can be used by insurgents to detonate the devices remotely.

  • Army gears up for NIE 12.1

    Oct 26, 2011

    With less than two weeks to go until the second Network Integration Evaluation, NIE 12.1, the Army is immersed in round-the-clock integration and training activities, incorporating both successes and key lessons learned from NIE 11.2.

  • Manned Unmanned Systems Integration: Mission accomplished

    Oct 24, 2011

    Army Aviation's first ever "hybrid" aviation exercise, designed to prove out new technology concepts, surpassed any and all expectations. Now, the task is to make modifications and improvements needed to field the technologies to forward deployed Soldiers.

  • Picatinny Arsenal sweeps 6 of 10 Greatest Inventions

    Oct 20, 2011

    Picatinny teams swept six of the 10 Army Greatest Inventions during the 2010 Army Top Ten Greatest Inventions awards ceremony Oct. 11, 2011, in Washington, D.C., making this the installation's most bountiful AGI ceremony to date.

  • Pentagon fair spotlights energy-efficient technology exhibits

    Oct 20, 2011

    Propane and methanol fuel cells, solar-panel collectors and wind turbines are just a few examples of alternative-energy sources on display this week in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • REF striving to save energy, lives on battlefield

    Oct 19, 2011

    Meeting the energy needs of Soldiers at the "tactical edge" of the battlefield is a top priority for the Army's Rapid Equipping Force, said its director.

  • Assessing brain injury: Virtual reality may hold answer

    Oct 18, 2011

    Participants at a national workshop on the biological assessment of brain dysfunction held in spring 2011 discussed recent advancements in neurocognitive testing, including the use of virtual reality.

  • Demo Humvee burns 70 percent less fuel

    Oct 18, 2011

    The Army temporarily halted its testing of a unique fuel-efficient tactical vehicle so the "FED Alpha" could be shown to senior leaders and displayed in the nation's capital.

  • 'Ironman' a game-changer on battlefield

    Oct 14, 2011

    After a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan Iowa National Guard Solders started wondering how they could carry loads of crew-served weapon ammunition over rough terrain like Jesse Ventura did in the movie "Predator."

  • Testing in progress - Soldiers help researchers develop, refine gear for warriors

    Oct 14, 2011

    Four times a year 30 Soldiers report to the Natick Soldier Systems Center to help researchers conduct medical studies and equipment testing to determine where to spend, or not spend, millions of taxpayer dollars.

  • The ultimate kitchen remodel

    Oct 13, 2011

    The Integrated Logistics Support Center at Natick Soldier Systems Center has saved the Army refurbished more than 1,300 Mobile Kitchen Trailers, more 100 Containerized Kitchens and about 100 Laundry Advanced Design Systems returning from Iraq and Afghanistan since 2004.

  • Army modernizing, networking its future force

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army must provide Soldiers with the best equipment possible, while ensuring affordability and the ability to network everything together, top Army acquisition and equipping officials said.

  • LandWarNet implementing common operating environment

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Army is working to establish a common operating environment for the network, supported by network integration evaluations and capability set management, that will be fully integrated and will support the Soldier in real-time, officials in the "LandWarNet: Powering America's Army" forum explained Tuesday.

  • Missile Defense Agency opens doors to future

    Oct 12, 2011

    On display outside the new Von Braun III on Thursday were two pieces of hardware; a training model of the Ground Based Interceptor and a THAAD Launcher Model, which represent the advanced missile technology that the Missile Defense Agency is known for.

  • New app to spotlight Army exhibits, forums at AUSA

    Oct 11, 2011

    A new app for smartphones will allow Soldiers worldwide to visit Army exhibits and watch presentations taking place at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 10-12.

  • Army leaders cite acquisition improvements

    Oct 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army is making substantial progress with numerous ongoing efforts designed to improve the acquisition process, service leaders told reporters Oct. 10, 2011, at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Army honors top inventions of 2010

    Oct 11, 2011

    U.S. Army officials honor the scientific contributions that led to superior equipment and technology in support of Soldiers.

  • XM25 feedback demonstrates lethality

    Oct 7, 2011

    Feedback from warfighters in Afghanistan testing the XM25 highlights the lethal effects of the counter-defilade weapon.

  • Army unveils new science, technology approach

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Army science and technology community has unveiled a new engagement strategy which seeks to further collaboration and dialogue with its laboratory, academic and industry partners by articulating a host of relevant S&T challenges in need of specific solutions.

  • Outfitting Soldiers head to toe

    Oct 6, 2011

    From their heads to their toes, if Soldiers wear it these days, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., likely had a hand in developing it.

  • Robots give Soldiers the advantage

    Oct 6, 2011

    Soldiers with the Joint Program Office Robotics at the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, Afghanistan, help field the robots that are saving Soldiers lives.

  • Soldiers to get first glimpse of on-the-move network at next NIE

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Army is preparing to deploy a secure wireless network that can support vehicles traveling on the move. This major upgrade to the tactical network backbone will extend satellite communications to the company level, allowing Soldiers to communicate seamlessly through voice, data, images and video -- even in complex terrain.

  • Deploying Soldiers to receive ballistic briefs

    Oct 6, 2011

    Deploying Soldiers will have several new items in their kit when they deploy, including ballistic underwear designed to mitigate some of the effects of an improvised explosive device blast.

  • Cavalry reunion highlights changes, technology

    Oct 6, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,Wash., hosted the 110th anniversary and reunion of the U.S. Army's 14th Cavalry Regiment, Sept. 30, 2011.

  • Sky's the limit for airdrops

    Oct 5, 2011

    Solutions to problems don't usually fall from the sky. Exceptions to this rule come in the form of good ideas generated by the airdrop professionals at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts, whose best answers to tough questions normally float gently to earth. With Soldiers fighting in remote areas of Afghanistan where resupply often must come from the air, that won't change anytime soon.

  • Repair team keeps robots on the road

    Oct 4, 2011

    Soldiers in the Joint Robotics Repair Detachment at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, are members of an elite program trained specifically to repair robots that are used for route clearance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

  • Third Army holds 10-mile run

    Oct 4, 2011

    Hundreds of servicemembers and civilians braved a pre-dawn wake-up call, treacherous course conditions, and the physical and mental hurdles of running a great distance to compete in the sixth annual Camp Buehring 10-miler here Oct. 2.

  • Fort Campbell's new helicopter simulator provides virtual training

    Oct 3, 2011

    The Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module came to post last week to be used for the first time beyond the testing stages. The module is a simulator that was created to train helicopter crews on the rear of both the CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk.

  • Army, Pentagon seek small, 'throwable' robots

    Sep 30, 2011

    The Army, Marine Corps and the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization are working to procure and deliver thousands of small, easily transportable "throwable" robots equipped with surveillance cameras designed to beam back video from confined spaces, buildings, tunnels and other potentially dangerous locations, service officials said.

  • New Lakota variant packs punch for Guard

    Sep 29, 2011

    Army National Guard pilots from four states are now training on the new Security and Support variant of the Lakota helicopter, equipped with long-range electro-optical sensors and recording devices.

  • AEWE brings 4G smartphone technology to virtual battlefield

    Sep 28, 2011

    The same technology that powers high speed commercial cellular networks will be driving the voice, video and mission command capabilities for Spiral G during the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment from Oct. 17 to Nov. 4, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Students delve into science, investigate Army technology

    Sep 28, 2011

    Eight Army organizations from Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area hosted the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Educational Outreach Day Sept. 23, 2011.

  • Army's new approach to communications security produces efficiencies

    Sep 28, 2011

    Army units may no longer have to purchase their own equipment to secure and encrypt data on the service's tactical network under a new effort to streamline the procurement and distribution of such devices.

  • Mission command platform enables freedom of maneuver on battlefield

    Sep 27, 2011

    To increase the accuracy and speed of decisions made on the most critical points of the battlefield, the Army is providing Soldiers with the same mission command capabilities in a mobile platform that they have at their home base.

  • New mobile-ready guide for medical recording released

    Sep 27, 2011

    A new interactive guide to aid deployed medics, nurses and commanders in recording medical information is now available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices, according to the Combined Arms Center-Training.

  • Popular Science names Army lab one of the "25 Coolest College Labs in the Country"

    Sep 26, 2011

    The September issue of Popular Science Magazine, known online as PopSci, has named the Army Research Laboratory as one of the top 25 "awesome" labs for college interns to work. They based their decision on "groundbreaking research, undergrad access and sheer awesomeness."

  • Chinook marks 50 years of service

    Sep 26, 2011

    The CH-47 Chinook helicopter was recognized for its 50th year in service during an anniversary ceremony Sept. 21, 2011, exactly 50 years since the Army's first flight of the aircraft.

  • Exercise integrates manned, unmanned aircraft

    Sep 22, 2011

    The systems on display at the Manned-Unmanned Systems Integration Capabilities exercise, which concluded last week at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, are expected to make their way to Afghanistan within the next two years.

  • Chinook turns 50, looks toward future

    Sep 21, 2011

    For most individuals, change can be harder with age. Not for the CH-47 Chinook Helicopter--an aircraft originally designed and built to haul missiles that the U.S. Army no longer uses.

  • 'Refresh, Refurb': Doing more with less, liking it that way

    Sep 20, 2011

    Logistics Task Force-4, part of the 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, is working with the Marine Corps on a new, one-of-a-kind maintenance program that will keep Marine Corps vehicles in the fight for an additional two years.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs, recapped Humvees

    Sep 19, 2011

    After refining requirements during a two-year technology development phase for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Army developers are poised to conduct full and open competitions geared towards recapping Humvees and producing JLTVs, as part of a synergized Light Tactical Vehicles strategy.

  • Shower Water Reuse System to be force multiplier at FOBs

    Sep 19, 2011

    With budgets falling and thousands of troops scheduled to redeploy back home, commanders in the field are striving to become more efficient with resource-saving measures such as the Shower Water Reuse System.

  • MUSIC integrates unmanned, manned aircraft

    Sep 16, 2011

    The Project Offices for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Apache Attack Helicopter and Armed Scout Helicopter conducted an exercise showcasing advancements made in aircraft interoperability, referred to as the Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability Exercise at Michael Army Airfield, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Sept. 16, 2011.

  • App puts U.S. Army Europe in mobile users' hands

    Sep 15, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe recently released an application for mobile devices designed to keep people informed on the latest Army in Europe information, news and events.

  • Harbormaster provides logistics common operating picture from sea to shore

    Sep 15, 2011

    The Harbormaster Command and Control Center Initial Operational Test and Evaluation was conducted at Fort Eustis, Va., from Sept. 12-16, 2011.

  • Army demonstrates new agile acquisition process to industry partners

    Sep 15, 2011

    The Army hosted an Industry Day for defense contractors Sept. , 2011, to introduce its new agile acquisition process and how the Network Integrated Evaluation supports it.

  • Army certifying earth terminals to leverage military satellites

    Sep 14, 2011

    To further this mission, Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical is certifying its earth satellite terminals with military Ka and X-band frequency capability to take advantage of the military's Wideband Global SATCOM satellites.

  • Army hopes to deliver as many as 26,000 FMTVs

    Sep 14, 2011

    The Army is producing large numbers of "Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles," or FMTVs, in an effort to deliver as many as 26,000 new trucks to the fleet over the next several years, service officials said.

  • Picatinny captures 6 of 10 Army Greatest Inventions

    Sep 13, 2011

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal placed six out of 10 winners in the Army Greatest Inventions Award competition for the 2010 calendar year.

  • Industry day helps the Army get better gear sooner

    Sep 13, 2011

    Representatives from both large defense corporations and smaller business entities came to Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Sept. 8 to learn about the Army's network strategy, Network Integrated Evaluations and its new agile acquisition process.

  • Army announces greatest inventions

    Sep 12, 2011

    Army officials announced the winners of its greatest inventions competition Aug. 23, 2011. Earlier this summer a panel of combat veteran Soldiers reviewed and voted for the most innovative advances in Army technology.

  • Facebook town hall debuts, addresses 41 different topics

    Sep 12, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii now joins the handful of Army installations that have held successful town halls in cyberspace.

  • Army embracing acquisition reform

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Army acquisition community is immersed in a series of reforms aimed at improving procurement practices such as streamlining requirements, better managing cost and schedule issues, integrating new technologies before they are sent to theater and working more closely with industry.

  • Future prototype facility hopes to deliver speedy solutions

    Sep 8, 2011

    When it comes to developing a high-tech solution to a technical problem, the Army turns to its professional researchers, engineers and scientists at labs and research centers across the nation. But with Soldiers serving many time zones away, this is often a challenge -- especially when an immediate solution is needed.

  • Army researchers support joint experiment to speed communications using open-source technology

    Sep 8, 2011

    U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force will fuse Army-developed web technologies in an attempt to achieve "dynamic airspace management" during a joint experiment this month.

  • Young scientists have fun, tackle problems during robotics summer camp

    Sep 6, 2011

    With summer vacation nearing its conclusion, 40 young scientists were hard at work just down the hall from the "Warrior-Technology-Strasse" sign, putting their math, computer and engineering skills to the test.

  • Wood chip heating project to cut energy costs

    Sep 2, 2011

    The Army will be more eco-friendly this month thanks to new biomass equipment used to heat water.

  • 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.

  • 'Kraken' provides needed intelligence, force protection at NIE

    Aug 31, 2011

    The Army is evaluating a cutting-edge force-protection system which combines radar, surveillance cameras, unmanned sensors, gunshot detection and remote-controlled weapons.

  • Watervliet's revolutionary process lightens the load for Soldiers

    Aug 31, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal released its first shipment of redesigned 60mm lightweight mortar barrels this week that are up to 20 percent lighter than the previous versions used since the late 1970s.

  • Eyes in the sky: UAS team supports TF Duke operations

    Aug 30, 2011

    The Shadow unmanned aerial system helps keep 1st Infantry Division troops safe in Afghanistan.

  • 'If you can play Xbox, you can fly a Raven'

    Aug 30, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, practiced assembling and flying the Raven unmanned aircraft iat Camp Fallujah, Iraq, Aug. 23, 2011.

  • JBLM explosives live-fire exercise a hands-on forum for military, civilian bomb techs alike

    Aug 30, 2011

    Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel and civilian bomb technicians from across Washington State and from as far as Portland, Ore., and British Columbia, Canada, came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for training, Aug. 24-26, 2011.

  • Army receives 76 acquisition review panel recommendations

    Aug 30, 2011

    The much-anticipated Army Acquisition Review hones in on the current processes for determining requirements, resourcing, and acquisition -- "Big A" acquisition -- and provides what the Army has said will be a blueprint for improvements over the next two years.

  • Army leaders praise new 'agile' approach to tactical network

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Army's new approach to rapidly maturing the tactical network through semi-annual field exercises is already forcing positive change, senior leaders said during the service's signature information-technology forum last week.

  • Apple version of popular ATN2GO Army training app requires new download

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Apple version of the U.S. Army's popular Army Training Network 2GO training app expired Aug. 25, 2011. Apple users will need to download and install the updated software.

  • Fly-by-wire technology now used in Army utility helicopters

    Aug 25, 2011

    Fly-by-wire technology, which has been in use in other Defense Department aircraft for years, has found new life with utility helicopters.

  • Army leaders discuss network strategic vision for 2020

    Aug 25, 2011

    The top generals tasked with bringing the most innovative and current technology into the Army's communications network held a press and bloggers session at the annual LandWarNet conference here Aug. 24, 2011, to discuss the network strategic vision moving toward 2020.

  • LandWarNet 2011 kicks off in Tampa

    Aug 24, 2011

    "Transforming Cyber While at War" set the theme as LandWarNet 2011 launched Aug. 23, 2011, with the Army's chief information officer telling the audience that the Army must change how it acquires information technology.

  • Army engages young scientists in lab work

    Aug 23, 2011

    Summer interns at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are working alongside Army civilian scientists to find solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges.

  • Ordnance Reef munitions removal, disposal demonstration complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army has completed the field portion of its technical demonstration to evaluate new strategies to recover and destroy underwater military munitions.

  • Natick engineer blends science, patriotism with U.S. Army Africa mission

    Aug 19, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa is working in cooperation with U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center on a solar shade system in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, that produces two kilowatts of power. Natick engineer Steve Tucker is the lead project manager and brings a unique skill set to the mission.

  • Army announces Ground Combat Vehicle contracts

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army announced today the award of contracts to BAE Systems Land and Armaments, L.P., and General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc., for the Ground Combat Vehicle program technology development phase.

  • Army cites improvements to body-armor testing

    Aug 19, 2011

    Citing the utmost confidence in the combat performance of Soldier-worn body armor, U.S. Army leaders reiterated to reporters Thursday that protecting troops is the highest priority and therefore the service has already implemented a host of recommendations to improve body-armor testing procedures.

  • Team studies brains of successful leaders

    Aug 19, 2011

    Researchers from Arizona State University want to know, quite literally, what moral and ethical development in the brain looks like.

  • Picatinny engineers develop versatile warheads

    Aug 17, 2011

    Artillery shell fragments can be inefficient because they vary dramatically in size, but engineers at Picatinny Arsenal have found a way to get more consistent sizes -- and even two sizes from a single warhead.

  • Patience, critical thinking important for solving crimes for Reserve special agents

    Aug 17, 2011

    For one Army Reserve commander, his mission doesn't involve operation orders, phase lines or flanking movements, but rather a carefully orchestrated movement of Soldiers within an area as small as a shoebox or as large as an entire city.

  • Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services using solar-powered carts

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services unplugged from electric chargers to convert to solar power.

  • Picatinny pyrotechnics researchers gain synergy with West Point pact

    Aug 16, 2011

    A West Point cadet and academy professor spent three weeks working in an Armament Research Development and Engineering Center pyrotechnics lab. The cadet and colonel gave the researchers their military insights while the West Pointers saw lab work up close so they could contrast real-world R & D with the classroom.

  • Army integrates technologies during NIE exercise

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Army is beginning to harness some initial lessons learned from its recent Network Integration Evaluation this past June/July at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army seeks safe Soldier solutions through research

    Aug 15, 2011

    Imagine a check point where Soldiers don't have to walk up to a vehicle that's been rigged to explode, but instead, they can detect the explosives at safe, standoff distances. That's the kind of technology the Army Research Laboratory is investing in as part of a research effort now shared with the Leonard Wood Institute in Missouri.

  • Army Cyber Command focuses on protecting vital networks

    Aug 15, 2011

    Warfighters operating on the front lines in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, can be confident that a corps of "cyber-warriors" has their backs, and is working to protect the computer systems they depend on, a senior military official reported.

  • Engineers practice using robots to detect bombs

    Aug 12, 2011

    Combat Engineers from the 18th Engineer Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, received robotics training with an explosive ordnance disposal robot at the National Training Center, Calif., Aug. 10, 2011.

  • Loss in space

    Aug 12, 2011

    On Atlantis' final mission in July, the Space Tissue Loss program, a partnership between NASA and the Department of Defense, sent up an experiment developed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to study human cellular response to bacteria in microgravity.

  • Army begins using QR code to provide more information

    Aug 11, 2011

    To remain on the cutting edge and stay relevant to today's youth, and tech-minded grown-ups, the U.S. Army has kept pace with the tech surge. The Army has a presence on YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, and is now embracing QR Codes.