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  • Corps of Engineers trains for earthquake response

    May 4, 2010

    Earthquakes in Chile, Haiti, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Mexico, Indonesia and Italy have shaken the world's awareness with tremors of destruction in the past five years.

  • NEC urges users to beware of scareware

    May 3, 2010

    The Network Enterprise Center is experiencing a spike in virus-infected computers as machines are corrupted by a new type of Internet scam: Scareware.

  • General seeks better ways for defeating IEDs

    Apr 29, 2010

    The three-star general directing the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization wants to listen to intermediate-level officers' ideas for pushing information and technology into Afghanistan.

  • Army releases 2010 modernization strategy

    Apr 29, 2010

    The Department of the Army released the 2010 Army Modernization Strategy, commonly referred to as the AMS, Wednesday.

  • Top Army scientists gather at West Point

    Apr 28, 2010

    The Army's best and brightest senior scientists gathered for a science and technology conference April 27-29 at the U.S. Military Academy.

  • Tobyhanna sharpens Talon armament

    Apr 26, 2010

    Tobyhanna is meeting a short suspense to provide an installation kit that offers armored protection for a mine-detecting robot.

  • Army's newest helicopter now flying in Europe

    Apr 23, 2010

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command paved the way for another first when it facilitated the acquisition and receipt of five UH-72A Lakota helicopters - the Army's newest aircraft. The cutting-edge helicopters received at Ramstein Air Base April 13 are the first ones to reach the U.S. Army in Europe.

  • Network kits, vehicles prepare for limited-user test

    Apr 22, 2010

    At Boeing labs in Huntington Beach, Calif., engineers are integrating the equipment and software that forms the backbone of the Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization effort: the network.

  • C-130 touches down at Fort Lee load training site

    Apr 22, 2010

    Fort Lee moved one step closer to its goal of creating a first-rate, 21st century training facility for transportation troops when an actual C-130E fuselage was placed at the Multi-Mode Load Training Site on the east side of post.

  • Elite force takes fix to fight, aids warfighters around world

    Apr 21, 2010

    Tobyhanna Army Depot -- warfighters rely on an elite team of professionals who take the fix to the fight repairing battle-damaged equipment in the combat zone.

  • Army leverages private industry, academia to advance robotics research

    Apr 21, 2010

    Developing smart robots with the ability to work for and alongside Soldiers is the ultimate goal of the Army's $63.2 million investment in a new robotics cooperative agreement with industry and academia over the next five years.

  • Army networks MRAPs, M-ATVs

    Apr 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army has outfitted a handful of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with Network Integration Kits designed to give the bomb-defeating vehicles the ability to share real-time information such as sensor data from robots and UAVs while on-the-move in combat.

  • Army achieves major program milestone

    Apr 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced that it completed its mission to destroy all non-stockpile materiel declared when the U.S. entered into the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty mandating the destruction of our Nation's chemical warfare stock.

  • Soldier sets wing-suit world record

    Apr 16, 2010

    As excitement grew Staff Sergeant Ben Borger soared through the gleaming blue skies over the fields of Altus Air Force Base breaking the current world record for the distance flown in a wing suit flight.

  • G-8: Little risk in proceeding with technology

    Apr 16, 2010

    While in agreement with other government agencies that "plenty of work" is still needed on robotics and sensor equipment to be fielded as Aca,!A"Increment 1 capabilitiesAca,!A? to infantry brigade combat teams, the Army disagrees on the way ahead with that program.

  • UAS Roadmap, full-spectrum CABs hot topics at Army Aviation convention

    Apr 15, 2010

    Day one of the annual Army Aviation Association of America convention in Fort Worth, Texas, included an announcement by the Army's vice chief of staff that the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap would be a "game changer" for the next 25 years.

  • Army technology blog gains features

    Apr 14, 2010

    Finding information on the latest and greatest technology researchers are developing for American Soldiers is part of the daily news at the official Army Technology Live blog.

  • Solar furnace could save Earth

    Apr 14, 2010

    White Sands Missile Range test facilities are being used by scientists to develop methods for saving the world.

  • Army preparing for mountainous, battalion-sized test

    Apr 14, 2010

    The U.S. Army is planning a rigorous, large-scale Limited User Test of its Increment 1 Early Brigade Combat Team technologies at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., later this year. The evaluation will test robots, sensors, UAVs and a battlefield network in Afghan-like mountainous terrain.

  • Army to showcase innovation at technology show

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army technology is set to dazzle visitors to the SAE International 2010 World Congress and Exhibition this week at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.

  • Pentagon buys MRAPs with improved suspension

    Apr 9, 2010

    The Pentagon has ordered more than 1,300 new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with newly built independent suspension systems designed to improve the vehicles' off-road performance in Afghanistan.

  • Gaming technologies improve Soldier readiness

    Apr 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army is implementing the latest in computer simulation and gaming technology to train soldiers in counter-insurgency, detecting roadside bombs and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Army science, technology command refines role

    Mar 30, 2010

    In an effort to refine the role of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in a continually transforming Army, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general, and his board of directors recently approved a new command vision, mission statement and organizational objectives.

  • Saving Soldier lives with unmanned systems

    Mar 26, 2010

    When it comes to unmanned systems, the Army's scientists and engineers along with program managers and contractors have given Soldiers on the battlefield tools designed to save lives and complete the mission against ever-changing threats.

  • Army extends deadline for bids to improve Humvee fleet

    Mar 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army is extending its Request for Information to industry as part of an effort to recapitalize its fleet of up-armored Humvees, improving survivability, mobility and payload capacity for the vehicles.

  • CID warns of Internet romance scams

    Mar 23, 2010

    Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are warning the American public to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud -- especially those promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Army, Apple meet to discuss hand-held solutions for Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2010

    Leaders from the Army's technology command visited Apple, Inc. to discuss the use of Apple products in Army business and battlefield operations.

  • Electric vehicles help post go 'Army Green, Army Strong'

    Mar 19, 2010

    Fort Sam Houston acquired 20 low-speed electric utility vehicles in January - known as Neighborhood Electric Vehicles - as part of a larger Department of Defense order for 4,000 electric cars and trucks tagged for worldwide usage.

  • ATEC teams assess effectiveness of systems in combat

    Mar 16, 2010

    The Army Test and Evaluation Command has been deploying teams to the Iraq and Afghanistan theater to assess new systems under combat conditions.

  • Army developing new Ground Combat Vehicle

    Mar 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Feb. 25 release of a formal Request for Proposal to industry marks a significant step forward in the effort to build a first-of-its-kind, highly versatile Ground Combat Vehicle.

  • Army secretary tours research, development facilities

    Mar 15, 2010

    Army Secretary John McHugh toured research and development facilities and received briefings and hands-on time with high-tech gear, including night vision devices, next generation batteries, extremely accurate mortar rounds, explosive device detection gear and the latest recipes for Soldier cuisine in the field.

  • Soldiers look for better reaction time, increased lethality with modernization

    Mar 12, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, used the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle and unmanned aerial systems in defensive and offensive training scenarios to improve awareness of hostile targets and increase reaction time and lethality of their fighting vehicles.

  • Congress hears Army won't field ineffective gear

    Mar 12, 2010

    There's still room for improvement with equipment that will be fielded to Soldiers as part of enhanced brigade combat team modernization, but equipment will not go to the field if it is ineffective.

  • New parachute integrated at Airborne School

    Mar 11, 2010

    The students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, exited the 34-foot training tower twice as many times as normal, March 3, on Fort Benning, Ga. The change is one of several resulting from the integration of the new T-11 parachute.

  • Army debuts new tool to defeat IEDs

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center is set to unveil its newest technology to assist Soldiers in finding and disarming improvised explosive devices during a Florida conference later this month.

  • Efficient irrigation method holds promise for Iraq

    Mar 8, 2010

    Even as the U.S. hands more and more responsibility for the future of Iraq back to the Iraqi people, projects continue to ensure that the people are set up for success in every possible way.

  • Army realigns technical analysis functions

    Mar 8, 2010

    Army officials announced a realignment of its technical analysis operations last month, returning the Army Material Systems Analysis Activity, or AMSAA, to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Army approaches million unmanned flying hours

    Mar 5, 2010

    The Army is fast approaching one million hours of unmanned aviation flight with its unmanned aerial systems.

  • New Army Black Hawk succeeds in combat

    Mar 4, 2010

    The Army's new high-tech UH-60 Black Hawk M-model helicopter -- equipped with a stronger engine, a digital cockpit and composite rotor blades -- performed exceptionally well in Afghanistan during its first major combat deployment, according to a recently completed After Action Review at Fort Campbell, Ky., service officials said.

  • Sniper rifle improvements to see testing this spring

    Mar 4, 2010

    Candidates for an improved version of the Army's sniper rifle -- the M-24 -- are expected to go into testing this spring after industry reveals their efforts this month.

  • New training in Europe brings reality to virtual worlds

    Mar 2, 2010

    The Army's newest virtual training device is open for business to U.S. Army Europe Soldiers at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Army solicits proposals for new combat vehicle

    Mar 2, 2010

    The Army released a request for proposal Feb. 25, for the Ground Combat Vehicle -- marking an official start for defense contractors to begin competing for the right to build the service's next combat vehicle.

  • G-6 launches 'Apps for the Army' challenge

    Mar 1, 2010

    The Army announced its first internal applications-development challenge. The program, called "Apps for the Army," or A4A, gives Army personnel the opportunity to demonstrate their software- development skills.

  • Army communicators play critical role in supporting civil affairs operations in Haiti

    Mar 1, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to the communications directorate for the Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command have played a critical role in supporting Civil Affairs and other humanitarian operations conducted in Haiti during Operation Unified Response.

  • Technology gives Apache block III more lift, capability, landing ability

    Feb 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging cutting-edge technologies from its Science and Technology Directorate to give the Block III Apache aircraft increased power, lift, maneuverability and hard-landing ability.

  • Cutting-edge technology on display at open house

    Feb 25, 2010

    The Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment showcased 67 emerging technologies at an open house Friday at the Columbus, Ga., Convention and Trade Center.

  • $1.9 billion in research to focus on protecting Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2010

    The Army's fiscal 2011 science and technology budget that recently went forward for approval tops out at $1.9 billion and includes funding for advanced medical and force protection research efforts.

  • Army looks to speed up technology transfer

    Feb 24, 2010

    Some of the Army's top science and technology leaders said they are changing how they think and act so they can transfer new technology solutions to warfighters at the speed Soldiers themselves are facing an evolving threat on the battlefield.

  • Satellite technology plays key role in Haiti relief effort

    Feb 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging state-of-the-art satellite technology to assist in the delivery of much needed supplies to earthquake-damaged Haiti -- bringing food, water, clothing and medical equipment to Haitians in crisis.

  • Shutting off the fires: conference proposes turning pollution into profit for Iraq

    Feb 24, 2010

    The common sight of fires burning high above the horizon throughout Iraq may soon become a thing of the past, according to attendees of the United States Division-South Oil Conference.

  • CROWS surge to Afghanistan along with troops

    Feb 23, 2010

    With the surge to Afghanistan now underway, thousands of XM-153 Common Remotely Operated Weapons Stations, known as CROWS, will soon be taking flight to strengthen U.S. Army forces in theater.

  • Army Technology Live debuts free iPhone app

    Feb 22, 2010

    The Army's official science and technology blog released a free iPhone application Feb. 19. The application puts Army technology news, social media and job postings in one location.

  • Ban on USB devices in Army remains -- for now

    Feb 19, 2010

    The ban on using USB devices on military computers remains, for now, in the Army -- despite a partial lift of the original ban by U.S. Strategic Command.

  • IED trainer helps prepare warfighters for Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2010

    Beginning in February, Afghanistan bound Soldiers and servicemembers can access "ROC"-solid training to help counter improvised explosive device threats.

  • New unmanned aerial system tests advanced missile

    Feb 18, 2010

    The Army's newest and most advanced Unmanned Aircraft System has successfully completed a series of tests with a missile specially engineered to fire from a UAV with a 360-degree targeting ability.

  • Carson LEEDs way with sustainable buildings

    Feb 17, 2010

    Building sustainable facilities is a thriving business at Fort Carson. Several new construction projects here have achieved the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold rating certification since late 2008.

  • Engineers upgrade electrical system at key Iraqi agency

    Feb 13, 2010

    Sustainable electrical power in Iraq has been in short supply for generations. Even before the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Iraqis only had electricity for two to four hours a day. And most Iraqi citizens just work around the outages, and carry on without electricity.

  • Army to test racing skills in new computer game

    Feb 12, 2010

    Directing Ryan Newman's #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet Impala to the front of a military convoy will be the challenge for players of "Army - Race for Strength," the new interactive, augmented-reality game debuting this week nationwide.

  • QDR reveals Army on target for energy security

    Feb 4, 2010

    Language in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, released Feb. 1, supports the Army's ongoing efforts to achieve energy security.

  • Top Army "gamers" to share best practices, ideas at February conference

    Feb 4, 2010

    To help enhance its computer based games for training efforts, the U.S. Army will bring together about 150 of its best Virtual Battlespace 2 players and developers from around the country in late February.

  • Portable ultrasound empowers Special Forces medics

    Feb 3, 2010

    Special Forces medics with 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), at Fort Bragg, N.C., are empowered by their use of portable ultrasound machines on the battlefield.

  • Military announces Afghanistan web project

    Feb 2, 2010

    The International Security Assistance Force's joint command announced a new Web site today to support the public affairs project, "30 Days Through Afghanistan."

  • CSA addresses worldwide challenges at Brookings Institution

    Feb 1, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said as the Army looks to the future, his two key concerns are weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists and countries that won't deny safe havens to those terrorists.

  • Lewis team partners with tribe to restore salmon habitat

    Jan 29, 2010

    Laboring to continue upstream, a lone chum salmon spent its last moments of life being revered and celebrated by a gathering of people along the shore of Muck Creek in Roy, Wash.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides support to humanitarian assistance operations in Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is participating in humanitarian assistance relief operations in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response.

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Jan 28, 2010

    For years, the Army has used a standardized test to evaluate Soldiers'; physical fitness. The newly designed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program goes beyond that by implementing a method to evaluate the force's fitness in the areas of emotional, social, spiritual and family strength.

  • University of Delaware, RDECOM enter into partnership

    Jan 26, 2010

    NEWARK, Delaware - The University of Delaware and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command entered into a formal partnership in a campus ceremony Tuesday Jan. 26.

  • General views weapon system testing at Yuma Proving Ground

    Jan 26, 2010

    Documents, briefings and videos are useful, but there is no substitute for viewing conditions on the ground, up close and personal.

  • Army Astronaut posts first live tweet from space

    Jan 22, 2010

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a special software upgrade this week - personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the ultimate wireless connection.

  • Army bringing high-tech help to Haiti earthquake relief effort

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Army's PEO-EIS has called upon its technological expertise to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti by setting up a disaster-information Web site, ensuring satellite communications reach damaged areas and making contingency arrangements to deploy additional units if called upon.

  • Soldiers deploy by sea to assist in Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    Three Landing Craft Utility vessels from the 97th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade have been diverted from a training mission off the coast of Florida to Haiti to support the relief effort.

  • New global network to reshape Army

    Jan 19, 2010

    Known mainly for its role in infantry, the Army is transforming to a service which is also information-technology based.

  • Soldiers in Iraq employ new unmanned aircraft system

    Jan 16, 2010

    Soldiers from the1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were the first to launch a new MQ-1C Sky Warrior aircraft Jan. 12, at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Army announces environmental awards winners

    Jan 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Five installations, three teams, and one individual will receive Secretary of the Army awards for their environmental and sustainability program achievements during fiscal year 2009.

  • Fort Sill officially opens Air Defense Artillery School with first class

    Jan 14, 2010

    The realistic training that's going to be given to the students in here is overwhelming," said Scott Hussey, ADA instructor, as the Air Defense Artillery School opened its doors at Fort Sill after a chilly, brief opening ceremony Jan. 11.

  • Soldiers see through walls

    Jan 13, 2010

    Entering a building and clearing rooms may become much safer for Soldiers in combat as Army scientists continue to develop Sense-Through-The-Wall technology to increase situational awareness.

  • Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

    Jan 12, 2010

    Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application created by the team that developed the Army's Web site, www.Army.mil.

  • Unmanned aircraft changing Soldiers' battlefield perspective

    Jan 11, 2010

    Growing the Army's unmanned aerial system inventory is critical as the Army faces an ever-evolving mission and as Soldiers have learned to exploit the tactical advantages these systems provide.

  • Translation device eases communication problems

    Jan 8, 2010

    The language barrier between American Soldiers and Iraqi and Afghan civilians on the battlefield is one step closer to tumbling as engineers continue to design technology like the "Phraselator."

  • Special Operations aviation eyes faster transport

    Jan 8, 2010

    Army Special Operations aviation needs faster helicopters to meet the speed and range requirements needed to conduct operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the 160th SOAR commander.

  • Corps of Engineers restoring oysters in Chesapeake tributaries

    Jan 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lynnhaven Oyster Restoration project team has been chosen to receive the 2009 Coastal America Partnership Award for its innovative and successful ongoing efforts to restore and protect the native American oyster population in the Lynnhaven River.

  • Army scientists bring robots to San Antonio high schools

    Jan 6, 2010

    Thousands of local high school students interacted with the newest Army technology as civilian engineers, scientists, and researchers toured the area and answered questions from teenagers interested in pursuing Army civilian careers.

  • Engineers use 3-D technology to transform design process

    Jan 6, 2010

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., is using cutting-edge 3-D computer technology to speed up and improve the quality of standard facility designs.

  • High school athletes learn about Army technology

    Jan 6, 2010

    Top-notch student athletes from across the nation are in San Antonio, Texas, this week preparing for the 2010 All-American Bowl and learning about U.S. Army technology as well.

  • Army astronauts speak to Soldiers from space during holidays

    Jan 4, 2010

    Station Commander Jeff Williams, a retired U.S. Army colonel, and Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer, an Army colonel, talked with U.S. forces while orbiting 220 miles above Earth this holiday season.

  • For three decades, Army Research Lab lends hand

    Jan 4, 2010

    Employees at the Army Research Lab here lent a helping hand this past holiday season to a local Harford County school and to military families in need.

  • Free computers make difference to deployed paratroopers, families

    Dec 31, 2009

    Sharing photos of karate practice or birthday parties, and stories of a visit by the Tooth Fairy are just some of the things possible with a computer.

  • Army experiments to increase network connectivity for Soldiers

    Dec 30, 2009

    The Army recently completed networked operational tests of the first pairing of its developmental Common Controller device with equipment now used by Soldiers in theater from the Land Warrior effort.

  • Soldier rewrites standard in satellite reliability

    Dec 28, 2009

    Sgt. Jeffrey Yauch, from Plover, Wis., adheres to the old Army conviction: leave it better than you found it. During a one-year deployment, the 1st Cavalry Division soldier wrote detailed technical standard operation procedures for tactical satellite hubs employing the military's latest communications technology.

  • Army astronaut arrives at space station

    Dec 23, 2009

    U.S. Army Col. Timothy J. "T.J." Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi docked with the International Space Station at 5:48 p.m. EST Tuesday.

  • HooahMail continues to grow in popularity

    Dec 22, 2009

    Since the start of HooahMail just 21 days ago, more than 3,540 accounts have been set up by families and friends of Soldiers in Afghanistan, and some 1,690 letters delivered.

  • Soldier blasts off for mission on International Space Station

    Dec 20, 2009

    NASA astronaut and U.S. Army Soldier Col. Timothy J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, all flight engineers, launched in their Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:52 p.m. EST Sunday to begin a two-day journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Maneuver Battle Lab tests new mortar system

    Dec 18, 2009

    The Army wants to decrease the weight Soldiers carry on missions, and Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab is part of the effort.

  • Improved magazine increases weapons reliability

    Dec 15, 2009

    The Army has begun fielding a new 5.56mm 30-round "improved magazine" that delivers a significant increase in reliability for M-16 and M-4 weapons.

  • Tools help warfighters test water for chemical, biological hazards

    Dec 15, 2009

    In August, Tobyhanna employees began fabricating components to be included in detection enhancement kits, which will provide military personnel with the tools to test a water sample for radiation, and chemical and biological hazards.

  • Soldiers train to use forensic science to catch insurgents

    Dec 9, 2009

    Soldiers with the 2nd Engineer Battalion will use modern investigative techniques to locate and capture insurgents when they deploy next year.

  • Corps of Engineers builds radar stations on Georgia's Black Sea Coast

    Dec 7, 2009

    Georgia, with 200 miles of coastline and borders with Russia and the Middle East, has long been a main thoroughfare for illegal trafficking. This is the latest of 18 Corps-managed projects, including several border-crossing stations, funded by the Department of Homeland Security.

  • New spray may help stop battlefield bleeding

    Dec 2, 2009

    Researchers are developing a new, sprayable liquid wound dressing that forms a tough hydrogel in seconds.

  • New Army.mil to deliver headlines readers want

    Dec 1, 2009

    Beginning Friday, visitors to Army.mil will experience a new level of Web customization and personalization never seen before on a military Web site.

  • Driver course prepares troops for new M-ATV

    Dec 1, 2009

    As U.S. focus shifts to Afghanistan, instructors preparing troops for the eventual fielding of the vehicles by conducting driver's training on new vehicles, which are better suited to the Afghan environment, the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected All-Terrain Vehicle