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  • Medics train to save, deliver babies in austure conditions

    Feb 28, 2011

    Some Soldiers and family members have the luxury of having a child delivered in the comforts of a home or hospital. However, other unlucky individuals can only hope to give birth in a structure with a roof and four walls.

  • Army wants to develop Soldier as decisive weapon

    Feb 24, 2011

    The Army needs to continue investing in and developing new technologies which help make Soldiers themselves a decisive weapon in combat, service leaders told hundreds of industry and military attendees here, Feb. 23, at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium.

  • Net Zero waste goal becoming a reality at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2011

    This year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord sustainability team has received two prestigious national awards for its accomplishments in 2010.

  • AUSA winter symposium focuses on technology

    Feb 24, 2011

    The Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare launched its 2011 Winter Symposium and Exposition here, yesterday, with panels and speakers focusing on emerging technologies.

  • Employees writing on the walls' Not a problem

    Feb 22, 2011

    One Tobyhanna organization sees the writing on the wall when it comes to cutting overhead costs and improving efficiency.

  • New helicopter on Army horizon

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While most of the focus in today's Army is on the war fighter and how best to support current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a leader in military aviation is calling for some of that focus to shift to the equipment needs of the future.

  • Army reaches eCYBERMISSION milestone

    Feb 18, 2011

    U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION reached its 2011 goal when the 1,000th volunteer virtual judge signed up during the final stop of its road show Feb. 9.

  • Brain experts meet to further Soldier head protection

    Feb 17, 2011

    Soldiers can have some of the same brain damage as boxers, according to one researcher who presented at the Soldier Protective Conference.

  • Science chief charts future technologies

    Feb 17, 2011

    The United States needs a stronger, more vibrant and reshaped defense industrial base, said Zack Lemnios, assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering. The nation must understand what lies ahead for science and technology and where to make investments.

  • Army armors more heavy tactical trucks

    Feb 16, 2011

    The Army has introduced modular, add-on armor capability to key portions of its fleet of heavy tactical trucks to include the new M915-A5 Line-Haul Tractor, Palletized Load System PLS-A1, and Heavy Equipment Transporter HET-A1, service officials said.

  • Army to change online hiring tool

    Feb 15, 2011

    Within the next two years the U.S. Army will transition from one automated recruitment tool to another for advertising vacant civil service positions, accepting applications from job seekers, and evaluating the job seeker's eligibility and qualifications.

  • Chicago Auto Show spotlights Army technology

    Feb 14, 2011

    This week the Army is exhibiting prototype vehicles and other technologies at the Chicago Auto Show.

  • Scenarios prep Reservists for medical record task in Iraq

    Feb 14, 2011

    Members of the 256th Combat Support Hospital, an Army Reserve unit, collectively trained together for the first time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Utilizing MC4 systems, 200 Reservists readied for their split-based mission during a four-day field exercise.

  • Mobile apps supplying Soldiers with training

    Feb 11, 2011

    To capitalize on talents of tech-savvy Soldiers, the Army is conducting a pilot program at Fort Lee that could potentially change the training environment.

  • Army amputee runs on inspiration

    Feb 11, 2011

    Warrant Officer Johnathan Holsey, stationed at Fort Gilliem, Ga., keeps fit for military duty -- often logging two to three miles per day, but with one caveat; Holsey has a prosthetic leg.

  • Medical troops hone skills with innovative, rapidly deployable setup

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers of the 212th Combat Support Hospital developed a 10-bed Early Entry Package, which can swiftly bring more than 50 personnel to establish and sustain 10 intensive care beds, two operating room beds, and a full complement of pharmacy, x-ray and laboratory capabilities.

  • Army deploys science, technology center to Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is deploying engineers and scientists to Afghanistan to more expeditiously and efficiently solve Warfighters' technical problems.

  • DARPA 'crowd sources' combat vehicle design

    Feb 9, 2011

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is leveraging the "power of the crowd" to reduce the time it takes to design and build complex, expensive combat vehicles, an agency official said today.

  • Army wants 36 more 'Punisher' weapons in 2012

    Feb 8, 2011

    Only five XM25 weapons exist today, but Soldiers lucky enough to have used them in Afghanistan are saying more are needed.

  • Enhanced Combat Helmet to be fielded in fall

    Feb 4, 2011

    The Army is looking at an improved combat helmet that surpasses the capabilities of what Soldiers are currently wearing in the field, and it may be available in the fall.

  • Nett Warrior looking at plate-shaped batteries

    Feb 4, 2011

    New technology, including SAPI-plate-shaped batteries, came out of the recent limited user test for the Nett Warrior system.

  • Mapping your life: Embedded data in photos could tip off criminals

    Feb 3, 2011

    The potential dangers of geotagging and location-based social networking exists. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, web sites and instant messages.

  • TRICARE's at-home counseling program reaches nearly 3,000 calls

    Feb 1, 2011

    In existence since 2009, the TRICARE Assistance Program, or TRIAP, offers 24-hour confidential counseling for those needing immediate help, or those who may not want to visit a behavioral health practitioner in person.

  • VA tweaks automation, benefits for Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Feb 1, 2011

    A new automation system will speed up the turn-around time for veterans and Soldiers to receive new benefits under the latest version of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Veterans Affairs officials said Monday.

  • Army Acquisition evolves during War on Terror

    Jan 31, 2011

    Mixing traditional acquisition practices with rapid and hybrid approaches is the best way the Army's acquisition community can serve Soldiers at war, said Maj. Gen. Mark Brown.

  • Army labs get award for technology to defeat dengue

    Jan 31, 2011

    With Florida's dengue outbreak last year, Key West residents became the beneficiaries of a mosquito-trap technology first developed by Army laboratories nearly a decade ago.

  • Army Enterprise e-mail migration to begin in February

    Jan 28, 2011

    Although the road toward Enterprise e-mail may seem complicated, there is a clear map, leaders know where the effort is headed, and the economy sized e-mail box Soldiers have now is about to become a luxury sedan, about 40 times bigger.

  • MP fights adversity, fulfills Army commitment

    Jan 28, 2011

    While on patrol in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2008, Ballard's Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device that resulted in an amputation of his left arm above the elbow. Rather than focusing on what he couldn't do, he kept a positive attitude by continuing to look at what he can do in life.

  • Army releases 2011 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle strategy

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Department of the Army today released its Fiscal Year 2011 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle strategy, defining how the Army will modernize and sustain its tactical wheeled vehicle fleets through Fiscal Year 2025.

  • Electronic warfare a new career field

    Jan 27, 2011

    Unique training at Fort Sill has been focusing on the intangible. The subject material: electronic warfare. It's not something Soldiers can touch, taste or see but it's ever present and an asset when respected.

  • Flying into orbit in small package

    Jan 26, 2011

    For 35 days, the comings and goings of employees in the Von Braun Complex parking lot were the focus of a group of young engineers involved in an experiment with the first Army-built satellite launched in more than 50 years.

  • RDECOM commander: Finding source of IED materials is key

    Jan 26, 2011

    Locating and disabling the source of components in Improvised Explosive Devices is vital to defeating the insurgents who use them.

  • NCOES adding more self-development courses

    Jan 25, 2011

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer said NCOs will soon shoulder more responsibility for furthering their own professional education through structured self development.

  • Special delivery: Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, deliver baby from Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2011

    Alright, listen up all you deployed dads (especially if you're an expectant father): you can take an active role in the birth of your child, even if you're stationed in a combat zone. All it takes is commitment, a little ingenuity, and Skype. Just ask Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Palermo, who recently coached his wife Katherine through the birthing process. Separated by several continents, they both welcomed their daughter, Anna Grace, into the world.

  • Soldier in Afghanistan uses Skype to help coach special delivery

    Jan 25, 2011

    For one expectant father and Soldier in Afghanistan, taking an active role in the birth of his child thousands of miles distant just took a little ingenuity, a lot of commitment and Skype.

  • Yongsan Garrison unveils smart phone technology bridging paper, web

    Jan 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Public Affairs unveiled a QR Code campaign that links paper media to electronic media using smart phones and Ipods to make content more dynamic, making it one of the first Army Public Affairs organizations worldwide to do so.

  • Army names new chief scientist

    Jan 24, 2011

    The Army's new chief scientist is already immersed in a range of scientific activities to include research into suicide prevention, air and ground-based unmanned systems, Soldier protective gear and precision munitions, among others.

  • DoD gives PTSD help 'second life' in virtual reality

    Jan 24, 2011

    The Department of Defense launched a computer-based virtual world last week where Soldiers can anonymously learn about the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and where to get help. Creators of the Virtual PTSD Experience at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, or T2, hope the program will cut down on stigma associated with the "signature wounds" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury.

  • Army provides mobile satellite communications for disaster response

    Jan 24, 2011

    In the years since Hurricane Katrina exposed dangerous information gaps between various government responders, the Army has developed high-tech capabilities that enable rapid, inter-agency communications during an emergency.

  • History keeps rolling with new technology

    Jan 21, 2011

    Caissons keep rolling along with help from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Some of the oldest equipment in the Army is being updated with new hardware, thanks to state-of-the-art technology currently being fielded here. For almost 100 years, Caisson Wagons have served our military. They've carried the flag draped caskets of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson along with Army General Douglas MacArthur and countless other military heroes over the years.

  • 'Virtual world' helps with post-traumatic stress

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Defense Department is using virtual-world interactivity to educate and help warfighters and others who are reluctant to seek more direct care to deal with post-traumatic stress, said an official at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, also known as "T2."

  • Army expanding UAS fleet, speeding up delivery

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Army is speeding up delivery of some of its newer Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) assets such as the Gray Eagle and expanding the size and range of its overall fleet to include a Family of Small UAS and a Vertical-Take-Off-and-Landing UAS, service officials said.

  • Gray Eagle UAS program expanding

    Jan 14, 2011

    Despite budget constraints, the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are growing, especially the Gray Eagle program.

  • Picatinny 'squeezes in' solution for MRAP ammo stowage

    Jan 14, 2011

    As a result of the innovation and expertise of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Soldiers are now using an Army-approved ammo stowage system that is safe, reliable and effective. The system is called MARS, which stands for Modular Ammunition Restraint System. ARDEC has already sent more than 700 into combat zones. But that is only the beginning. The Army estimates that several thousand MARS will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan within the year.

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Night vision just the beginning for Army technology

    Jan 7, 2011

    Night vision technology developed by the U.S. Army now allows the American warfighter to own the night.

  • Army continues to push boundaries of food science

    Jan 6, 2011

    Technology being developed by Army food scientists may provide the American warfighter meals on the battlefield that taste freshly made up to three years after it was prepared.

  • Exoskeleton enhances Warfighter strength, reduces injury

    Jan 6, 2011

    The American Warfighter can easily lift up to 200 pounds and significantly reduce knee and back injuries with emerging technology on display this week in the Army Strong Zone at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Army scientists in town for All-American Bowl give San Antonio students a taste of MREs

    Jan 5, 2011

    Army scientists visiting San Antonio for the Army's All-American Bowl demonstrated the science behind Meals, Ready-to-Eat for students at East Central High School.

  • New MEDEVAC bird flies in Iraq

    Jan 4, 2011

    A Vermont National Guard helicopter company is using the Army's newest medical evacuation helicopter for the first time in Iraq. C Company of the 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment is the first unit to receive the HH-60M and the only one using it in Iraq. The company is attached to the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Soldiers invent 'Bastogne' bumper to help with supply mission

    Jan 3, 2011

    Looking to improve their vehicles' performance, two Soldiers came up with an idea for a new bumper on the Mine-Resistant, Ambushed-Protected All-Terrain Vehicle.

  • Solar Thermal Roof Debuts at Adelphi Laboratory Center

    Dec 27, 2010

    December construction atop Building 601 at the Army's Adelphi Laboratory Center features a solar thermal roof, a renewable energy project at ALC that will save money and conserve natural resources.

  • High-tech Army equipment, robots to also star at 2011 All-American Bowl

    Dec 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command will display "Army Strength Through Technology" as part of Army All-American Bowl week activities in San Antonio, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

  • New MEDEVAC helicopters take flight in Iraq

    Dec 23, 2010

    The Army's newest medevac helicopter is seeing action for the first time in Iraq while serving as a test bed with a Vermont National Guard aviation company.

  • Soldiers train on new Stryker variant

    Dec 21, 2010

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are training on the new Stryker Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance vehicle, fielded to the unit this year.

  • Army outlines Ground Combat Vehicle RFP

    Dec 20, 2010

    Army experts answered more than 200 questions Dec. 18, from members of industry at a Ground Combat Vehicle pre-proposal conference in Dearborn, Mich.

  • Robotics systems 'sniff out' chemicals

    Dec 20, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is leading research in robotic systems that can sniff out chemical agents. ARL's robust research with the University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania is developing a portable micro gas chromatograph as a system on a chip no larger than a dime.

  • Major Iraqi oil refinery demonstrates self-sufficiency

    Dec 20, 2010

    The South Refinery Company, an Iraqi Government-owned oil company in Basra, has gained the attention of United States Division-South for its ingenuity and resourcefulness in repairing parts of its facility that had been inoperable for decades.

  • Warfighters to get improved 'eyes in the sky'

    Dec 17, 2010

    Warfighters in Afghanistan will get an unprecedented capability to track and monitor activity on the ground in the coming months with the initial deployment of a new ultra-high-resolution camera able to scan a wide field of view and download images in real time.

  • How fast can counter-IED tools be fielded'

    Dec 16, 2010

    Rapid acquisition reduces the buying decision for the Joint IED Defeat Organization to as few as two criteria: will it work, and how fast can the warfighter have it'

  • Route clearance in Iraq goes high-tech

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Company E, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, have made improvements in route clearance in Basra, Iraq.

  • Soldiers test smart phones in field exercise

    Dec 14, 2010

    Phase II of "Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications" kicked off Dec. 8, with a field exercise in which Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force tested smart-phone technology.

  • Army evaluating transportable solar-powered tents

    Dec 8, 2010

    The Army is evaluating a host of flexible, portable, lightweight solar-powered shades and tent-like technologies.

  • Army Science Conference showcases research

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 27th Army Science Conference brought the Army's science and technology community together to discuss the latest developments that will provide technology-enabled capabilities that empower, unburden and protect the warfighter.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • Army Hosts 2010 DoD Space Experiments Review Board

    Dec 7, 2010

    For the first time in the history of the Department of Defense's annual gathering of the Space Experiments Review Board (SERB), the U.S. Army served as the host for the event.

  • Army unmanned aircraft soar in battle

    Dec 6, 2010

    Milestones seem to be all in a day's work for the employees who develop and sustain the Army's unmanned aircraft fleet.

  • Army fielding app upgrades to improve mild TBI reporting on battlefield

    Dec 2, 2010

    The Army is in the midst of fielding a massive software upgrade to medical units on the front lines, delivering improved methods for capturing and reporting mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) data, as well as better tools for managing medical supplies, and better visibility of in-transit patients and equipment.

  • Robot 'thinks' its way through obstacle course at Army Science Conference

    Dec 2, 2010

    Smarter, smaller and more mobile robots the Army Research Laboratory helped fund captured attendees' attention at the 27th annual Army Science Conference held in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.

  • Study of brain hot topic at Army Science Conference

    Dec 1, 2010

    Hundreds of Army medical, science and technology experts gathered to discuss neuroscience and its role in training and materiel development at the third day of the 27th Army Science Conference Dec. 1.

  • Army issues RFP for Ground Combat Vehicle

    Dec 1, 2010

    Force protection against a classified list of threats, a nine-Soldier capacity, full-spectrum-operations capability and on-time delivery within seven years are among the "big four" imperatives the Army has spelled out for those hoping to be selected to build the ground combat vehicle.

  • Moroccan medical officers tour Fort Detrick, observe CBRNE emergency response methods

    Dec 1, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's Command Surgeon office conducted a familiarization visit for two Moroccan military medical officers to Fort Detrick, Md., and several nearby sites Nov. 14-19.

  • Army medical simulation scientists developing tools to give realistic training

    Dec 1, 2010

    Medical simulation technologies are being developed to give medics and combat lifesavers more realistic training that could result in lives saved on the battlefield.

  • TARDEC technologies earn two Army's Greatest Invention Awards

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Army explores PTSD treatments

    Nov 30, 2010

    Science and technology is leading the approach for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those treatments were discussed by medical experts at a topical panel at the 27th Army Science Conference Nov 30. The treatments discussed ranged from cognitive therapy and pharmaceutical treatment to virtual reality.

  • MilGaming portal launches expansion

    Nov 30, 2010

    The Army expanded its MilGaming portal Monday to include a suite of PC-based virtual training applications and tools that are open to anyone with a Department of Defense Common Access Card.

  • Tech panel discusses support to warfighter

    Nov 30, 2010

    The Army is seeking ways to use technology to better support the warfighter. A topical panel consisting of members representing different facets of the Army took center stage during an afternoon session of the 27th Army Science Conference Nov. 29.

  • ECBC delivers robotics kits, supports local school's science program

    Nov 29, 2010

    ECBC's educational outreach program recently delivered five robotic kits and six resource kits to 27 physics students in Cecil County's STEM Academy

  • Army recognizes its top inventions

    Nov 29, 2010

    The Army named 10 winners to its greatest inventions competition as scientists and researchers gathered for the start of the Army Science Conference here Nov. 29.

  • Army kicks off science conference

    Nov 29, 2010

    The Army's top scientists, researchers and engineers gathered for the opening of the 27th Army Science Conference Nov. 29 to discuss the latest developments to provide technology-enabled capabilities with the goal to empower, unburden, and protect the warfighter.

  • Army unit flies new unmanned aircraft in Iraq

    Nov 28, 2010

    An Army unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, is shaping the future of the Army's unmanned aircraft systems program with a handful of its newest aircraft, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle.

  • TF Iron launches blimp over FOB Andar

    Nov 27, 2010

    Task Force Iron Rakkasan launched the first flight of the blimp over Forward Operating Base Andar Nov. 17. The blimp, properly known as a Precision Threat Detection System, allows a 360-degree, all-weather, birds'-eye view of the surrounding area, with very little restrictions.

  • New, low-emitting locomotive pulls into Fort Stewart

    Nov 26, 2010

    Fort Stewart became the proud recipient of a new $1.5 million, 134-ton, N-ViroMotive Ultra Low Emitting Switcher locomotive Nov. 17.

  • Soldiers in Iraq design mud guards to protect MRAPs

    Nov 24, 2010

    On patrols lasting up to 10 hours, Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles can fall victim to damaged condensers, clogged air conditioners, and a loss of visibility through the windshields given the coarse dirt roads of southern Iraq.

  • Social media keeps Yongsan informed following North Korean attack

    Nov 24, 2010

    Despite the North Korean attack on a South Korean island Tuesday, Americans living at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan remain confident and informed partly because of the two-way conversation taking place on the garrison's award-winning Facebook page.

  • Picatinny invention gives Soldiers 80 degrees of firepower

    Nov 23, 2010

    An invention developed by Team Picatinny was recently named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009. The Objective Weapon Elevation Kit, or OWEK, allows Soldiers to engage super-elevated targets, at up to 80 degrees, while remaining in a protective posture.

  • Robots to rescue wounded on battlefield

    Nov 22, 2010

    A robot now being tested may soon be used to rescue wounded Soldiers under fire without risking additional lives.

  • Army testing new FMTVs

    Nov 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army is vigorously conducting reliability, durability and performance testing of its new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., as part of an effort to add thousands of new trucks to the fleet, service officials said.

  • New MRAP ambulance prototypes many improvements

    Nov 18, 2010

    A Pentagon team is working with the Army Medical Command and BAE Systems to build a new Caiman Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Ambulance vehicle that offers a host of technological innovations.

  • Army showcases newest version of Lakota

    Nov 18, 2010

    As part of upgrading the Army's air fleet, 140 of 345 planned UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters have been delivered so far and are currently being broken-in throughout the force.

  • Team Michigan wins robotics challenge in Australia

    Nov 18, 2010

    With a squad of 14 robots that worked together autonomously in a complicated mapping exercise, the University of MichiganAca,!a,,cs team won the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge in Australia.

  • Soldiers share combat perspective with Army scientists

    Nov 16, 2010

    Fifteen I Corps Soldiers fresh from combat tours in Afghanistan collaborated with Army scientists during a two-week tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities Nov. 8-19.

  • Army to upgrade force-tracking system

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army is in the midst of several high-tech upgrades to its force tracking system - Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below, known as FBCB2 - to include new, next-generation software and a new, faster satellite network, service officials said.

  • Safer explosive tested & qualified at Picatinny named a TIME Best Invention of 2010

    Nov 15, 2010

    A safer, more stable explosive that was tested and qualified by engineers at Picatinny Arsenal as a replacement for TNT in Army projectiles was recently named by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2010.

  • PEO GCS talks weapon systems modernization

    Nov 12, 2010

    Scott Davis, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems, and his management team led the PEO GCS panel discussion for industry leaders Tuesday at the 2010 NDIA Combat Vehicle Conference.

  • Researchers begin Army-wide anthropometric survey

    Nov 4, 2010

    An Army-wide Anthropometric Survey, called ANSUR II, which will update the Army's anthropometric database used for a wide range of human engineering-related applications is now being conducted by staff from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Electricity 'bills' coming soon: Energy conservation program to begin for on-post resident

    Nov 4, 2010

    Go green and get a little green. That is the incentive for a new energy-conservation program in family housing.

  • DARPA effort speeds bio-threat response

    Nov 3, 2010

    Spurred by the 21st century's first flu pandemic, the Defense Department has developed new, faster ways to make vaccines that could save lives around the world.

  • Army striving for 'net-zero' energy use

    Nov 2, 2010

    The Army has a goal of "net-zero" energy consumption by 2030 -- one of three challenges laid out by the service's assistant secretary for installations, energy and the environment.

  • Rolling quietly into the future at Natick

    Nov 2, 2010

    As he rolled up the hill near Building 45 at U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Rich Valcourt flipped the high-gear switch on the right side of the steering column, stepped on the accelerator, and reached the top with power to spare.

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