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  • Plans underway for fort to reach 'Net Zero' waste by 2020

    May 31, 2011

    In late April, the Army announced the installations selected to take part in the energy-conserving “Net Zero” pilot program, pledging to only use as much energy as they create by 2020. Fort Hood, Texas, was one of six installations selected by the Army for the Net Zero-Waste program.

  • Army supports student launch program

    May 31, 2011

    White Sands Missile Range in cooperation with state and private agencies supported the launch of a scientific rocket containing student experiments from nearby middle schools, high schools and universities.

  • Digital Training Campus available for deployed Soldiers

    May 23, 2011

    Portable professional development classrooms that can be set up virtually anywhere are currently being used by units in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Odierno marks 100th anniversary of field artillery

    May 20, 2011

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, the commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, returned to Fort Sill, Okla., May 19, 2011, as keynote speaker for the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School.

  • Pioneer platform soars to battlefield success

    May 19, 2011

    Employees of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office along with participants in last week's Aviation Synchronization Conference held at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., gathered for the dedication of a MQ-5B Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle static disply, May 12, 2011.

  • To edge of space, back: West Point balloon satellite a success

    May 19, 2011

    A group of cadets and officers traveled to Sam's Point Preserve, N.Y., May 13, 2011, to conduct their final launch of the semester for the West Point Balloon Satellite.

  • Army building foundational software for COE

    May 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army's System of Systems Engineering effort has identified a number of computing environments through which to implement G6-defined standards, service officials said.

  • Recruiting officer urges APG, RDECOM to share Army's high-tech message

    May 16, 2011

    Sharing the Army's high-tech story with the American public will help build a stronger military, a senior recruiting officer said May 13, 2011, during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground's research facilities.

  • SMDC employees help community in aftermath of storms

    May 16, 2011

    In the aftermath of the recent tornado outbreak, two members of the command spent time with local, state and national authorities in efforts to save lives.

  • Chiarelli: Stress disorder, brain injury science lacking

    May 13, 2011

    The therapies used for the treatment of brain injuries lag behind the advanced medical science employed for treating mechanical injuries, such as missing limbs, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told reporters here today at the Defense Writers Group breakfast.

  • Facebook page puts 'death row' pets in spotlight

    May 11, 2011

    pet-lovers, it's an emotional issue. For animal control facilities, it's an economic one: what to do with the nearly 7,000 dogs and cats dumped at the city's Animal Care and Control Center every year'

  • Artillery tested for rapid deployment

    May 11, 2011

    Members of the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile System Project Office test fired an upgraded version of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

  • Tactical UAV design earns cadet team multiple awards

    May 11, 2011

    A team of West Point cadets developed a low-cost, lightweight, fully autonomous unmanned aerial system which garnered three awards in recent weeks.

  • Army equipping Afghans, Iraqis on Mi-17s

    May 10, 2011

    At the request of the Departments of State and Defense, the Army is acquiring and sustaining Russian-built Mi-17 helicopters for Iraqi and Afghan forces so they can further stand up their respective militaries and enable more U.S. forces to return home, service officials said.

  • Army warfighters go digital to hone skills

    May 10, 2011

    With more than 1 million servicemembers on active duty in the United States, the military services, and especially the Army, are running short of a critical commodity -- training grounds.

  • Pentagon acquisition chief underscores need for change

    May 10, 2011

    Against the backdrop of slower increases in defense spending, the Pentagon's acquisition chief called for faster decisions and greater focus on more value for taxpayer dollars.

  • Army producing enhanced Stryker with double-V hull

    May 9, 2011

    By this summer, Soldiers in Afghanistan will be riding in new Stryker armored combat vehicles that have an improved hull design to protect them from improvised explosive devices and roadside mines.

  • Army marks 10-year Stryker anniversary

    May 9, 2011

    The battle-tested Stryker vehicle has now been in service 10 years and Army program managers met in Michigan May 5, 2011, along with industry leaders, to celebrate the anniversary.

  • 'Green bullet' as effective as M855 round -- consistently

    May 6, 2011

    Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56 M855A1 "Enhanced Performance Round" in Afghanistan.

  • Fluorescent bulbs good for environment, if treated properly

    May 5, 2011

    The incandescent light bulb was invented, and marketed through his company General Electric, by Thomas Edison nearly 130 years ago. On Sept. 23, 2010, GE made the last incandescent light bulb in its factory.

  • New e-mail service will create efficiencies, capabilities

    May 4, 2011

    Email users on Army networks can expect big changes heading their way. By end of year, all Army users will migrate to the new Enterprise Email system.

  • MRAP University expands

    May 3, 2011

    MRAP University began teaching classes April 18, 2011, for the new mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, Wrecker Vehicle. To keep up with demand for training, the school now also offers a night class.

  • Recycling effort benefits Crane Army, charity

    May 3, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity improved its storage capacity, preserved the environment, and helped a local charity by donating bulky polystyrene material to be recycled versus thrown away.

  • Diverse radio fleet, dedicated field support enhance Soldier communications

    May 3, 2011

    When the Army sends sophisticated equipment to the battlefield on an accelerated schedule to meet urgent operational needs, troops and their trainers often improvise with solutions like "Tiger U."

  • Army accelerates app innovation, delivery

    May 2, 2011

    The Army is now developing another "Apps for the Army" challenge, which will be the next increment of the Army Marketplace.

  • Soldiers train on new FBCB2 to prep for network exercise

    May 2, 2011

    Soldiers preparing for this summer's Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are receiving training on the new Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below Joint Capabilities Release.

  • Arsenal's one-of-a-kind test to save environment, dollars

    May 2, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal is undergoing a test - a first of its kind in the country - which is assured to get a lot of folks hot according to an Arsenal supervisor.

  • West Point team wins Cyber Defense title

    Apr 27, 2011

    West Point cadets tested their cyber defense skills against veteran hackers from the National Security Agency and emerged victorious. The three-day 2011 Cyber Defense Exercise concluded April 22 giving the U.S. Military Academy its sixth win since the competition began in 2001.

  • Army seeking 'frank' Soldier feedback on power sources

    Apr 27, 2011

    The "Power Sources Feedback" user group is designed so that Warfighters can share frank observations and recommendations directly with CERDEC Army Power engineers as they prepare to host the Joint Services Power Expo, May 2-5, 2011, at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Convention Center.

  • Soldier blogging website adds mobile app

    Apr 26, 2011

    Army Strong Stories, the U.S. Army's blog where every Soldier is invited to blog about day-to-day life in the military, is now available as an iPhone app and mobile website.

  • Children learn about work, environment at Natick

    Apr 26, 2011

    At the same time they discovered what their parents do for work, children learned to appreciate the environment April 22, 2011, at Natick Soldier Systems Center's 14th annual "Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work/Earth Day."

  • Munitions knowledge at your fingertips

    Apr 26, 2011

    The Ammunition Multimedia Encyclopedia was created to provide Soldiers and ammunition civilians in the field a reach-back information center that provides key data related to new munitions items and inspection points.

  • Army's new Lakota packed with high-tech gear

    Apr 26, 2011

    The Army National Guard is preparing to receive the first light utility helicopter equipped with a new, state-of-the-art mission equipment package.

  • Aviation reset key to sustaining high ops tempo

    Apr 25, 2011

    The Army Aviation community has sustained an operational tempo five times that of peace time, flying more than 4.5 million hours since 2003.

  • TRICARE Online improves health data access

    Apr 25, 2011

    New TRICARE Online features give users access to expanded personal health data, including lab results, patient history and diagnoses, and provider visits.

  • Apache to field ground fire-detection system

    Apr 22, 2011

    Apache attack helicopters will soon field a new, high-tech Ground Fire Acquisition System, which uses cameras and infrared sensors to instantly identify the source location of ground fire, service officials said.

  • Aviators praise F model Chinook

    Apr 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army and its industry partner Boeing have built 126 CH-47 Chinook "F" model helicopters, the latest modernized cargo aircraft built with state-of-the-art avionics, automated flight controls and a digital cockpit GPS map display, service officials said.

  • Stateside Lakota deliveries let Black Hawks go to theater

    Apr 22, 2011

    Some 23 Black Hawk helicopters have been freed from duty in the United States to go to combat elsewhere, thanks to stateside delivery of UH-72A Lakota helicopters.

  • Deployed dentists test lightweight mobile X-ray system

    Apr 21, 2011

    It can sometimes be difficult for deployed Soldiers to access conventional dental treatment, but Army dentists at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, are testing a portable X-ray system which could change that.

  • JBLM reforestation project replants 120 acres with more than 80,000 seedlings

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last month had more than 20,000 Douglas fir, Western Red cedar and Ponderosa pine seedlings planted on a 30-acre tract of clear-cut terrain that was logged in 2008 because laminated wood rot had targeted the plot's Douglas fir.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord wins three environmental honors

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord was recently chosen as a pilot site for two of the Army's Net Zero projects, adding to the installation's recent environmental winning streak.

  • Fort Carson achieves Net Zero status

    Apr 21, 2011

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, announced Tuesday at the Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio that Fort Carson has been designated as an Army "Net Zero" installation.

  • Army launches 'Net Zero' pilot program

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Army has released a list of installations which are participating in a conservation pilot program to use only as much energy and water as they create.

  • Combat helmet continues to evolve, step by step

    Apr 20, 2011

    The results of a year-long study to build the best helmet to withstand blunt trauma were unveiled at a Pentagon press briefing April 19.

  • Cadets step onto virtual battlefield

    Apr 20, 2011

    Army ROTC Cadets at the George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar were transported via virtual reality more than 6,000 miles and six years into the past to an ambush on Palm Sunday 2005 near Baghdad.

  • Army training app adds popular 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' repeal teaching materials,

    Apr 19, 2011

    Two months after being posted on the Army Training Network, U.S. Army training materials on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" continue to be the most-downloaded information on the Army training website, with more than 85,000 total downloads.

  • Virtual Counter IED system enhancing training in Europe

    Apr 19, 2011

    Soldiers from Baumholder, Germany were attending the Multicultural Mobile Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, April 12.

  • Aviators set 'aim point' for future vertical-lift aircraft

    Apr 19, 2011

    The Army needs to plan now for a replacement helicopter -- one that has a longer range, is faster, can carry a bigger payload, is more survivable and that has a reduced logistical footprint, the commander of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence said Monday.

  • ROTC Cadets discuss social media and small unit leadership

    Apr 18, 2011

    ROTC Cadets hear from an Army major who has been working with Google, Inc., for nine months on how to utilize social media in their unit leadership strategies.

  • Army develops smartphone framework, applications for the front lines

    Apr 18, 2011

    The device known as a Joint Battle Command-Platform, or JBC-P Handheld, is the first developed under an Army effort to devise an Android-based smartphone framework and suite of applications for tactical operations.

  • Kevlar bike shorts, female aviator uniforms among gear in works

    Apr 18, 2011

    New gear for 2011 includes armor undergarments, cold-weather clothing, Nett Warrior and a "Sense Through The Wall" system.

  • Army harvests technology from canceled programs

    Apr 15, 2011

    Senior Army leaders told lawmakers the service is "harvesting" technologies from canceled acquisition programs and putting them to use in much-needed current platforms.

  • Redstone Reaches Out To Detect Radiation

    Apr 15, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country - known as the Warm Zone and the Hot Zone -- to conduct search and rescue, and health and safety missions.

  • CSA sees network as Army's future in war

    Apr 14, 2011

    In meeting the demands of conflict, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey knows the American Soldiers' ability to adapt and learn will overcome the enemy.

  • Running with Science: Army biomechanics expert opens research to help runners run right

    Apr 14, 2011

    For scores of runners who sustain overuse injuries each year, learning to run the right way could literally keep them on the road to good health.

  • Guard Soldiers bring back high-tech, experimental cannon

    Apr 14, 2011

    A piece of artillery history returned to the Watervliet Arsenal today with a little help from New York National Guard Soldiers from the Queensbury's 1427th Transportation Company, as a high-tech howitzer developed at the arsenal came home. The experimental lightweight 155mm howitzer had been sitting at the General Dynamics test range facility in Jericho, Vt., since the conclusion of testing in the mid 1990s. "It's like capturing the prize," said Bob Pfeil, curator for the Watervliet Arsenal Museum. "It will make a great addition to the museum," he added. "It's not just part of a system, it's the whole system and that will give people a chance to see the whole piece and how it works."

  • Green initiatives support energy-savings concept

    Apr 14, 2011

    Last week's groundbreaking for a new solar micro grid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., is the latest example of a military "going green" -- saving environmental resources and taxpayer dollars, too.

  • Redstone reaches out to detect radiation in Japan

    Apr 13, 2011

    A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country -- known as the Warm Zone and the Hot Zone -- to conduct search and rescue, and health and safety missions.

  • SecArmy honors Army Suggestors of the Year

    Apr 12, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presided over an annual awards ceremony March 15, in the Pentagon Auditorium, to recognize the Army's 2010 Suggestors of the Year.

  • NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock wins Social Media Shorty Award

    Apr 11, 2011

    NASA astronaut U.S. Army Col. Doug Wheelock was honored with a Shorty Award for an image of the moon he took and posted to his Twitter account, @Astro_Wheels, while living aboard the International Space Station last year.

  • National Guard news has an app for that

    Apr 8, 2011

    The National Guard Bureau has unveiled a new application which enables iPhone and iPad users to stay in touch with National Guard news anytime via their mobile devices.

  • Private investment key to 'Net Zero' initiative

    Apr 8, 2011

    The Army is collaborating with private sector investors to increase energy efficiency and cost-savings.

  • MPs test drive new armored security vehicles

    Apr 7, 2011

    Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division's Military Police platoon trained on their new M-1117 Armored Security Vehicles for two weeks, and tested them on ranges here, Monday and Tuesday.

  • Machine Foreign Language Translation Systems bridge gap between Soldiers, locals

    Apr 7, 2011

    The initial solution to overcome some of the language barrier U.S. Soldiers faced in Iraq and Afghanistan was to field a quick reaction capability that could meet the immediate need, while the machine foreign language translation system could be developed.

  • Soldiers fire first precision-guided mortar in Afghanistan

    Apr 7, 2011

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Kushamond March 26 fired a 120mm Precision Guided Mortar Munitions round for the first time in Afghanistan.

  • Army building first Block III Apache

    Apr 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army has begun construction on the first fuselage of its next-generation AH-64 Block III Apache helicopter.

  • Army looking at installations for pilot 'Net Zero' program

    Apr 6, 2011

    The Army will announce April 19, which posts have been selected to participate in the Pilot Army Net Zero Installation initiative, part of a program to conserve energy, water and waste worldwide.

  • Army gears up for large-scale network evaluations

    Apr 5, 2011

    As preparations for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation kick into high gear, Soldiers, engineers, combat developers and test officials are joining forces at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • New York Guard Soldiers train on WIN-T before Afghanistan mission

    Apr 5, 2011

    Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's Yonkers-based 101st Signal Battalion are now ready to provide Army leaders with the latest in high-tech communications technology.

  • Soldiers refine combat medical skills at state-of-the-art facility

    Apr 5, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 30th Medical Command's 557th Medical Company (Area Support) used the state-of-the-art Medical Simulation Training Center in Vilseck, Germany, from March 28 to April 1, to gain valuable experience and refine their combat medical skills.

  • US Army Pacific unit goes wireless during exercise

    Apr 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post went wireless March 28, during its certification exercise, or CERTEX, at Clark Air Base, Philippines.

  • 3 Medal of Honor recipients join 350-mile bike ride to unite nation, wounded warriors

    Apr 4, 2011

    With the assistance of three Medal of Honor recipients, this year's Texas Challenge, one in the Ride 2 Recovery series, helped wounded warriors heal from the wounds of wars suffered in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Hertz Fellowship awarded to West Point electrical engineering cadet

    Apr 4, 2011

    West Point Class of 2011 Cadet Thomas Dean, an electrical engineering major, was named a Hertz Fellowship recipient March 31, by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

  • Army demonstrating wideband waveforms

    Apr 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army is planning to demonstrate the ability of wideband waveforms such as Soldier Radio Waveform, or SRW, and Wideband Networking Waveform, known as WNW, to move voice, video, data and images faster, further and more efficiently than legacy waveforms across the battlefield through ad-hoc mobile networking, service officials said.

  • Army continues low-rate production for WIN-T

    Mar 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army continues to move forward on Low Rate Initial Production of Increment 2 of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical.

  • Hood Soldiers provide feedback on new technology at expo

    Mar 30, 2011

    More than 75 exhibitors gathered at Club Hood, March 28-29, giving Soldiers an inside look at the next generation of equipment and technology supporting Soldiers.

  • Army electronic warfare division hosts semi-annual working group

    Mar 29, 2011

    The Headquarters Department of the Army G-3/5/7 Electronic Warfare Division hosted a working group March 7-9, at the Pentagon, that included military, civilians and business professionals interested in helping the Army arrive at solutions related to the institutionalization of Electronic Warfare as a core competency.

  • Picatinny fields first precision-guided mortars to troops in Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2011

    This month, U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan became the first military members in history to be fielded 120mm GPS-guided mortar precision capability.

  • Study to help with design of future equipment

    Mar 25, 2011

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is currently conducting an Army-wide study of human physiology, called the U.S. Army Anthropometric Survey, or ANSUR II.

  • Army 'fusing' UAS sensors

    Mar 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army is testing prototypes of a new high-tech synchronization engine at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., which can combine video feeds and sensor data from multiple Unmanned Aircraft Systems on a single Ground Control Station, service officials said.

  • Army shines light on TBI vision problems

    Mar 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army, with the support of the Vision Center of Excellence, launched a new Army Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation Initiative in February.

  • Army's first smart-charging micro grid unveiled

    Mar 22, 2011

    In efforts to provide a clean source of "green" power and control nearly any source of electrical power within an existing grid, Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, hosted a formal maile lei untying and demonstration of the Army's first-ever smart-charging micro grid, Friday, outside the garrison headquarters, here.

  • Medevac initiatives save lives in Afghanistan

    Mar 22, 2011

    New ambulances designed to negotiate Afghanistan's rough, narrow roads, kits that quickly convert standard combat vehicles for casualty evacuation and state-of-the-art field medical packages are improving battlefield medicine and saving lives, an official involved in developing and fielding the new equipment reported.

  • Community gardens open in Fort Hood housing areas

    Mar 21, 2011

    Families from the Fort Hood Family Housing development, Comanche III, braved cool temperatures March 14, to take part in the grand opening of the community garden.

  • Students explore, wear Army technology

    Mar 21, 2011

    Hundreds of students smiled with excitement as they explored the Army's latest technology as part of the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Aberdeen Proving Ground tenant organizations set up exhibits March 17, to demonstrate their work on robots, gas masks, helmets, armor, vests, night-vision goggles and power sources.

  • Clinical trials seek to improve warriors' burn care

    Mar 21, 2011

    New hope is on the horizon for wounded warriors suffering debilitating burns as the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine and its partners at leading medical research centers launch three promising clinical trials.

  • Bone marrow donor proud he gave, would donate again

    Mar 18, 2011

    Sgt. Albert M. Cusimano can be sure that he saved at least one life. Less than one year after registering with the C.W. "Bill" Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program, Cusimano received notice that his marrow was needed.

  • Stink bug returns: Entomologists predict bug population will surge this spring

    Mar 18, 2011

    As warmer weather approaches, scientists are gearing up for the resurgence of the stink bug. Native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, the brown marmorated stink bug is rumored to have arrived in the United States via packing materials used for shipping. The bugs are often transported by vehicle as people go from place to place.

  • CASCOM is app-solutely amazing

    Mar 18, 2011

    A small group of tech-savvy personnel from the Technology Integration Branch at the Combined Arms Support Command is leading the way in the development and implementation of applications for the military.

  • 15th Engineer Battalion's work builds home for animals

    Mar 18, 2011

    The Pfaendhausen training area here plays occasional host to Soldiers from both this garrison and visiting units who utilize the unique facilities and terrain. But there is one group of residents that finds the environment in Schweinfurt particularly appealing: the amphibians that make their home in the pristine woodlands and bodies of water within the training area.

  • Army leaders stress need for Ground Combat Vehicle

    Mar 16, 2011

    Army leaders told members of Congress March 9 that the service needs a new, next-generation Ground Combat Vehicle able to accommodate new technologies as they emerge, defend against a wide range of current and future threats and deliver a full nine-man squad under armor into the full spectrum of military operations.

  • Chemical Corps tests new equipment

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers field-tested the newest equipment for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance during an exercise Feb. 28 - March 4 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Send out Ravens, save Soldiers

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and the 41st Fires Brigade, re-certified on the Army's smallest unmanned aerial vehicle, the Raven RQ-11B.

  • Army building new 'F' model Kiowa Warrior

    Mar 15, 2011

    The U.S. Army is beginning mission equipment upgrade modifications to its fleet of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout aircraft in an effort to build a new, high-tech "F" model helicopter designed with improved avionics, better sensors and stepped-up overall performance capability, service officials said.

  • Army deploying 'Individual Gunshot Detector'

    Mar 15, 2011

    U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan will begin receiving the first of more than 13,000 gunshot detection systems for the individual dismounted Soldier later this month, service officials said.

  • Picatinny advances EOD training with video game technology

    Mar 15, 2011

    Picatinny recently received a patent for a realistic video game that simulates combat environments and uses the same controls as actual robots to safely train Soldiers how to detonate improvised explosive devices.

  • Army aims to streamline equipment testing

    Mar 15, 2011

    The Army's Test and Evaluation Command is seeking to harvest efficiencies in time and money by taking a hard look at the 1,100 tests it has ongoing every day around the world.

  • Red Cross website links Japan-based troops to home

    Mar 15, 2011

    In the wake of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, Red Cross officials are encouraging U.S. servicemembers and families posted there to register with an online resource intended to keep family and friends back home informed of their welfare.

  • PEO Ammo picks up 155mm Lightweight Howitzer program

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition has expanded to add towed artillery systems to the growing list of products that it manages for the military.

  • Task force targets human network behind IEDs

    Mar 11, 2011

    Task Force ODIN was established in 2006 to help in countering the improvised explosive devices that were taking a huge toll on U.S. forces in Iraq.


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