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  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • Army exhibits advanced technologies to top students in nation

    Jun 9, 2009

    Capturing teenagers' attention wasn't a problem for the U.S. Army as it showcased cutting-edge technologies, May 28, during one of the nation's top high school's Symposium to Advance Research in Alexandria, Va.

  • Water bottling plant opens, begins production in southern Iraq

    Jun 9, 2009

    Leaders from the 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary and Oasis International Waters, Inc., opened a water bottling and purification plant during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, June 8.

  • Bamberg's solar panel implementation supports DoD, Army goals

    Jun 5, 2009

    Bamberg's installment of solar panels at the energy plant costs around $250,000. Stadtwerke Bamberg, the company that operates the energy plant on Warner Barracks and supplies its utilities, made the investment. The company will receive incentives from the German government and the installation receives credit toward onsite-produced power.

  • CERDEC and Microsoft share research for multi-touch technology

    Jun 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center recently signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Microsoft to share research in support of developing multi-touch technology for the Warfighter.

  • Army deploys scientists to study Iraqi culture

    Jun 4, 2009

    From the first day of Basic Combat Training, Soldiers are trained not to ask the question 'Why'' Maybe 'Where'' or 'When'' - but never 'Why'' However, in today's battlefield, 'Why'' is more important than ever.

  • Humvee still made in America

    Jun 3, 2009

    The military's High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, also known as a "HMMWV" or a "Humvee," will continue to be made in the United States, by an American-owned company.

  • Paratroopers learn battlefield forensics

    Jun 3, 2009

    Using computers and enormous databases, information analysts are better than ever at weaving together a flow of biometric data-mostly fingerprints-collected from the field to identify individual insurgents.

  • Gates meets Soldiers on front lines of U.S. missile defense

    Jun 3, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates stepped down inside a missile silo Monday to get an up-close look at the system he says will protect the United States from an intercontinental ballistic missile threat.

  • Soldiers, local engineers provide megawatts for Iraq

    Jun 1, 2009

    The Army Corps of Engineers' Gulf Region Division teamed up with Iraqi engineers and through their collaborative efforts brought an additional 200 megawatts per hour of power to the al-Qudas power plant located 25 miles north of Baghdad.

  • Illinois families benefit from Web cast from Afghanistan

    May 29, 2009

    Families of deployed Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers had a unique opportunity to get some questions answered about their loved ones serving in Afghanistan.

  • Army, Marines boast two new vehicle programs

    May 28, 2009

    During a joint roll-out ceremony May 14, Department of Defense program managers commemorated the production of two vehicles intended to help the U.S. military travel in battle at a faster, safer rate.

  • Internet forum helps NCOs share information

    May 28, 2009

    NCOs are communicating about issues ranging from combat operations to physical fitness - all on one internet forum developed by the Army.

  • Documentary highlights success of Land Warrior system

    May 27, 2009

    Aca,!A"Keep Up the Fire,Aca,!A? a new documentary produced by the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive Office Soldier, tells the story of the first infantry unit deployed to Iraq with the Land Warrior system.

  • Demonstration showcases new force protection equipment

    May 26, 2009

    The 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration was held May 19-21 at the Stafford County Regional Airport to educate and demonstrate new capabilities and products.

  • PEO Soldier unveils lighter, more lethal weapons systems

    May 21, 2009

    Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., serves as the organization responsible for virtually everything a Soldier wears or carries opened its doors recently to give the media a look at some new gear in development that will lighten a Soldier's load while improvimg survivability, lethality and comfort.

  • Army migrating computers to Vista

    May 20, 2009

    The Army is migrating all of its Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system to bolster Internet security and standardize its information systems.

  • Engineers dazzle students with technology

    May 19, 2009

    The Far East District Corps of Engineers held an Engineers Day at Seoul American High School May 15, bringing more than a dozen engineering experts to introduce students to the changing impact of new technology and science.

  • Army displays draw crowds at Armed Forces Day event

    May 18, 2009

    The Army displayed technology, community and opportunity this weekend at the 57th annual Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

  • Army embraces social media at conference

    May 13, 2009

    More than 500 military and civilian public affairs operators from across the Army met May 4-6 for the 2009 Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium. The goal of the forum was to operationalize information engagement.

  • Army unveils new force generation tool at conference

    May 12, 2009

    More than 215 senior Army commanders, general officers, and their staff members from 33 states and territories met recently to discuss readiness and were introduced to the Army Force Generation Synchronization Tool, a new database designed to help military planners manage sourcing requirements.

  • Army fields new MRAP rollover trainers

    May 11, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The U.S. military is fielding a new vehicle rollover simulator to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army saves fuel and lives by bringing new life to an old technology

    May 7, 2009

    The Army is taking steps now to save fuel by revitalizing a 40-year old insulation method. But this method does more than decrease fuel consumption; it also helps save lives.

  • Partnership with NASCAR team brings technology benefits to Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    The Army has a partnership with NASCAR team Roush-Fenway Racing to discover and test technologies that can transfer from the race track to the battlefield.

  • Army war games for future conflicts

    May 6, 2009

    The year is 2018 and North Korea has just crossed the DMZ, its Army camouflaged among refugees forced across the border into South Korea. It has nuclear weapons and has launched cyber attacks against the U.S. and South Korea.

  • Students team with Army for unique research opportunity

    May 4, 2009

    After four long days of testing highs and lows, a Texas Tech University team of students, research associates, and professors met their objective of demonstrating high power microwave generation with an explosive-driven compact system outside the laboratory.

  • West Point cadets create bionic foot

    May 1, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Patrick King, who lost his foot in Iraq to an explosively formed projectile, is experimenting with a bionic foot created by U.S. Military Academy Cadets Ian Jones, Sarah Goss, Joe Marshall and Jonathan Kralick as a capstone project in the academy's Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • Stateside clinics switch to battlefield medical recording system

    Apr 30, 2009

    This month, the 3rd Infantry Division expanded its use of the Army's battlefield electronic medical recording system to two more garrison aid stations at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Fort Carson deconstruction effort recycles 93% of material

    Apr 30, 2009

    By recylcing old buildings, Fort Carson is saving money and helping the Army reach sustainability goals by reducing trash output.

  • Army destroys 60 percent of U.S. chemical weapons

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency officials announced the destruction of 60 percent of our country's declared chemical weapon stockpile.

  • Army takes lead in social media networking to reach families, American public

    Apr 27, 2009

    The new Online and Social Media Division of Army Public Affairs, formed in January, hosted an afternoon 'meet and greet' event for 21 Milbloggers at the Pentagon prior to their weekend conference in Virginia.

  • Army employees set new standard, save DOD millions

    Apr 27, 2009

    Logistics Support Activity and Defense Logistics Agency employees teamed up to win the 2008 Defense Standardization Program Achievement Award for helping the Department of Defense save millions of dollars.

  • Wounded Warrior first to use next-generation powered legs

    Apr 24, 2009

    Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, stood in bright sunlight on the patio of Walter Reed's Bldg. 88, April 17. A pack of reporters pointed mini-audio recorders, and a clutch of television cameramen rolled tape. The Wounded Warrior's prosthetic legs looked, with their composite construction and gray-on-silver design, like futuristic science fiction movie props.

  • Army wins three Department of Defense awards for environmental stewardship

    Apr 23, 2009

    Army installations earned three Department of Defense Environmental Awards for fiscal 2008, recognizing progress in environmental quality, natural resources conservation and cultural resources management.

  • U.S. Signal Center wins distributed learning award

    Apr 23, 2009

    The Signal Center and LandWarNet eUniversity were selected by an Army Training Support Center panel to receive the TRADOC distributed Learning Champion Award for 2008.

  • New unit looks to defend Army in Cyberspace

    Apr 22, 2009

    Providing protection and centralization of the Army's computer network system while also making connectivity and information accessible to the war fighter is crucial in supporting military objectives.

  • Automation saves Army time, money while also helping environment

    Apr 22, 2009

    Automating the Army's forms-based business processes is saving time, money and trees.

  • CAC-enabled kiosks coming to armories, reserve centers

    Apr 21, 2009

    Information security has become an increasing concern in the military. Hackers attempt to crack into the Department of Defense global information grid daily. While the active-duty military responds with new security measures, such as the requirement to log in to government computers with a Common Access Card (CAC), traditional Guardmembers with no CAC reader find themselves locked out and unable to do their jobs.

  • Hybrid-Electric Humvee: 'Green Mobility'

    Apr 20, 2009

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center National Automotive Center Director Paul Skalny discuss an XM-1124 Hybrid-Electric Humvee at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2009 World Congress in Michigan April 20.

  • Army speeds testing of robotic systems

    Apr 20, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army has traditionally acquired weapon systems through a process that can take several years, but the ongoing fight in Afghanistan and Iraq has shortened the time frame considerably.

  • Army Training Network set to launch

    Apr 17, 2009

    The Army Training Network goes online today with the mission of becoming the one-stop shop and information source for Army training.

  • Integrated Technology Demo to be largest of its kind

    Apr 13, 2009

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Fort Dix, N.J., March 31-April 2, to finalize plans for an Army-sponsored integrated technology event.

  • Simulators always valuable in military training

    Apr 13, 2009

    Video games have been popular since the 1970's and the U.S. military has tried to capitalize on this trend by creating a training program for their military members after realizing the gamer culture has become ingrained into this and future generations of citizens.

  • Obama announces joint virtual lifetime electronic record

    Apr 10, 2009

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama announced plans Thursday to create a joint virtual lifetime electronic record that will improve care and services to transitioning veterans by smoothing the flow of medical records between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments.

  • Officials break ground on Defense Media Activity headquarters

    Apr 8, 2009

    With shovels in hand under a brilliant sunlit sky, federal, state and county officials, along with business and military personnel, broke ground on the Defense Media Activity's new headquarters and production building April 8 on Fort Meade.

  • Army offers practical, career-related student experience programs

    Apr 7, 2009

    Like most college students, the thought of an internship where he collated copies and fetched coffee was enough to make Michael Zalewski want to explode -- or at least vent. But thanks to a series of student experience programs sponsored by the Department of Defense, he gained pragmatic engineering experience doing both: exploding and venting.

  • Learning the NBC's of Toxic Industrial Chemical Protection Equipment

    Apr 7, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, MOSUL, Iraq - The door flies open and floods the dark room with a blast of light. Two Soldiers are standing in the doorway geared up in hazardous material suits ready to identify nuclear, biological and chemical contaminants in an abandoned building using toxic industrial chemical protection equipment.

  • Momentum increases for going green

    Apr 6, 2009

    Cars pass James Jefferson as he putts along at 20 mph down the East Range's Higgins Road, but he doesn't mind.

  • Army aims to reduce greenhouse gases, 'carbon bootprint'

    Apr 6, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- The Army has embarked on a service-wide effort to measure its "carbon bootprint," with the aim of reducing the effect it has on the environment while at the same time optimizing its use of fossil fuels.

  • JRTC Ops Group trains on long-range surveillance system

    Apr 6, 2009

    Night vision systems, laser-guided munitions, mobility and firepower have converged in the 21st century to allow U.S. forces to "own" the battlefield both day and night. The Long-Range Advance Scout Surveillance System, now in its second generation, has been fielded with units across the Army. Joint Readiness Training Center's Operations Group conducted training on the system March 16-18.

  • LTG Campbell speaks at National Space Symposium

    Apr 3, 2009

    LTG Kevin T. Campbell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, was the featured dinner speaker at the 25th National Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel International Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on March 31.

  • EXFOR Soldiers test Land Warrior System

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Maneuver Battle Lab completed its limited objective experiment with the Land Warrior System March 20. Soldiers in A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Experimentation Force began the experiment March 2. They completed five missions at three different levels: not using the Land Warrior System, using it as only at the squad level and using it at the squad and team level.

  • Study aims to identify IED detection experts

    Apr 3, 2009

    Some Soldiers seem to have a sixth sense at being able to spot improvised explosive devices, researchers found, while others were unable to see the deadly IEDs hidden in brush or buried in the middle of a road.

  • Purple Heart recipient says life saved by helmet

    Apr 3, 2009

    A 4th Infantry Division Soldier whose life was saved by his Advanced Combat Helmet received a Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge at Camp Echo, Iraq, March 20.

  • 'ANTS' name reflects asymmetric warfare's evolving nature

    Apr 3, 2009

    When the Army's Improvised Explosives Device-Defeat division officially became the 'ANTS' division, some wondered what prompted the change and how it would affect its mission.

  • North Dakota adjutant general gets 'blogged' down in flood response

    Apr 3, 2009

    The adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard had a teleconference with civilian and military Internet bloggers today to detail the flood response efforts underway in his state.

  • Course teaches long distance war fighting

    Apr 2, 2009

    Network course teaches distance war fighting.

  • Big Tactical Aerostat Flies for First Time

    Apr 2, 2009

    The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System Product Office has announced a major milestone in the design and manufacture of the JLENS System. The event centered on the helium inflation of the world's first 74 meter aerostat. Aerostat serial 0001 lifted off the ground for the first time March 9 at the TCOM manufacturing and flight test facilities in Elizabeth City, N.C. TCOM is a subcontractor to Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems Division which is the prime contractor for JLENS.

  • Robots reduce risks for paratroopers

    Mar 31, 2009

    Sgt. Patrick Stockwell at Fort Polk's IED Defeat Center believes that robots have saved the lives of thousands of Soldiers and Marines.

  • Defending America from space

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Colorado Springs, Colo., landscape is home to majestic blue-grey mountains dotted with deep green pines that traverse ridges, spilling down to grassy knolls and desert brush.

  • Army fielding Enhanced Night Vision Goggles

    Mar 30, 2009

    Soldiers now have a leap-ahead new tool that will enhance their ability to see in total darkness: the AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle.

  • Technology Allows U.S. Students in Belgium, Texas to Share Projects

    Mar 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Third-graders in Belgium are visiting a school that's 5,000 miles away. They're putting on concerts, showing off their school projects and mingling with other military kids their age, but they're doing it all without even leaving their classrooms. The students are part of SHAPE Elementary School's latest interactive learning tool - Video Teleconferencing.

  • EOD Soldiers instruct engineers on using robots

    Mar 27, 2009

    "Most of these guys haven't been to combat yet, so we're trying to get them familiar with the systems that they'll be using downrange."

  • Test center recycles helicopter sensors

    Mar 25, 2009

    Throughout the Army, recycling often refers to innovative approaches to reusing paper, ink cartridges, plastics and other items that would normally be disposed of in a landfill. But by looking at possible ways to reuse outdated military hardware, some programs on Redstone Arsenal are using the idea of recycling to give new purpose to hardware that's aged beyond its normal life cycle. At the Redstone Technical Test Center, engineer Chris Dobbins is now in possession of six infrared sensors (also known as pods) that will add new capabilities to Test Area 3's testing program. Though of value to RTTC, these sensors - known as the Star SAFIRE I, the first generation forward looking infrared sensor, for the Black Hawk -- were deemed unusable by Medevac Black Hawk, Utility Helicopters Project Office, which has long since replaced them with the more technologically advanced Star SAFIRE II.

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • GAO report mischaracterizes Army efforts on FCS

    Mar 16, 2009

    Army leaders question the findings in a report released March 12 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office concerning the service's Future Combat Systems.

  • New task force to focus on protective gear

    Mar 13, 2009

    A new Army task force is focused on ensuring continuity and synchronization across the procurement process for Soldier protective gear.

  • Warfighters' Forums: a new era in Army collaboration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Taking advantage of today's technological advances was one of the initiatives that led to the inception of the Army's Warfighters' Forums. Now, Web-based, information-sharing collaborative forums are becoming an integral tool for Army commanders at all echelons.

  • Medicine rewired at detainee combat hospital

    Mar 12, 2009

    Checkpoints, concertina wire and guard towers canvas the horizon at the largest internment facility in Iraq, but some spirits have been lifted by three miles of newly entrenched fiber-optic cable.

  • New Electronic Warfare courses to be taught at Fort Sill

    Mar 12, 2009

    Immediate openings are available for the Army's premier training courses in Electronic Warfare, to be conducted at Fort Sill, Okla., for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel.

  • Growing threat of ballistic missiles drives agency's efforts

    Mar 11, 2009

    The growing threat of ballistic missile proliferation around the world is a concern not only of military leaders but also of President Obama's administration, said the new director of the Missile Defense Agency.

  • Immersive technology melds Hollywood, warrior training

    Mar 10, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- Training technology development in California has demonstrated the possibility of having Soldiers walk through virtual environments that contain both real-world objects and simulated characters.

  • High-tech mobile hospital trains to save lives in combat

    Mar 3, 2009

    "Mascal! Mascal! Mascal!" someone shouted as Soldiers ran out of tents towards a 15-passenger van, horn beeping loudly. Medical personnel whistled loudly to get everyone's attention focused on the latest casualties coming into the training area.

  • Army Capabilities Integration Center director examines the shape of the future force

    Mar 1, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Michael A. Vane, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, gave a look inside the Army's force in the years to come at the Association of the United States Army's 2009 Winter Symposium. Vane believes there are five keys in what the Army should look at to shape the force for the future. They are the battle command network; counter improvised explosive devices and mines; power and energy; human dimension; and training.

  • Army targets individual Soldier for radio communications

    Feb 27, 2009

    The ability to communicate; through voice, digital message or simply by position, is arguably, the most critical capability for the men and women of today's Army.

  • Dual focus of Army scientists yields spinouts

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army has a dual focus in its development of science and technology: modernization for the future and accelerating technology for today's warfighter.

  • Research at BenAfAt Labs where small is BIG

    Feb 25, 2009

    Remember the old grade school question, "If a tree fell in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound' That philosophical question may be the way to look at BenAfAt Laboratory's challenge in hyping nanotechnology to the general public. In essence, if you can't see it, how do we know it's there' Better yet, if we can't even pronounce it Aca,!aEURc strain-induced crystallization of the semicrystalline polymers Aca,!aEURc should we even care' According to Dr. Brian Van De Wal, Chief of Fatigue and Fracture Analysis Branch at BenAfAt Labs, we should care because nanotechnology will eventually affect just about every aspect of our lives, from medicine to infrastructure. BenAfAt Labs conducted its first Nano-Scale Materials Forum on Feb. 19 in downtown Albany, hosting representatives from 10 universities that represented such institutions as West Point and Cornell University, and from three civilian corporations, GE Research Labs, Lockheed Martin, and First Nano.

  • Project serves Soldiers and the environment

    Feb 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sometimes too much of anything is definitely not a good thing. That's indeed the case at the Mainz Sand Dunes Local Training Area where an invasive tree species and other plant invaders have run rampant threatening rare plants and animals, and impacting training operations.

  • Black Hawk system repair surge supports warfighter

    Feb 23, 2009

    Flight Control Systems Branch personnel doubled the number of Black Hawk systems they repair and overhaul here to support warfighters in Southwest Asia. The request, which came from the Army Aviation and Missile Command, was for the branch to increase their production from 20 to 40 systems for January, noted Jim Walters branch electronics mechanic leader.

  • Army civilian honored with 'Black Engineer of the Year Award'

    Feb 23, 2009

    WARREN, Mich. Ac"a,! For Christopher Scott success has never been an option. It has always been a choice and that drive for excellence has been recognized.

  • Army preparing to test Future Combat Systems

    Feb 20, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians with the Future Combat Systems program at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are working overtime preparing to put future Army technology to the test.

  • Sill offers EW course

    Feb 20, 2009

    Sill graduates students from electronic warefare course

  • Energy Summit touts retrofitting

    Feb 19, 2009

    CHICAGO - Do you retrofit' Most people have never been asked that question, and if asked, might conjure up images of an aerobics class, complete with purple leggings, stirrup pants and early 1980s' music.

  • RDECOM Delivers Technology Abroad, MRAP Gunner Restraint System

    Feb 19, 2009

    Seventy-two hours to save Soldiers' lives. Seventy-two hours to assess, design, fabricate, integrate, test, adapt and produce a universal restraint system to ensure gunners won't be thrown from Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in the event of an accident or vehicle rollover.

  • TARDEC technologies to receive senior Army award

    Feb 19, 2009

    Two U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center projects, the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer and the Humvee "Monster Garage" Program, will receive the 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards.

  • Army, New Jersey schools partner to promote science, math programs

    Feb 18, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two New Jersey Army installations and 26 local school districts have teamed up to help foster scientific and mathematic interests in America's youth.

  • Radio test set replaces obsolete equipment

    Feb 11, 2009

    A modernized, automatic test set replaces seven pieces of manual equipment which are used for testing radio systems here.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • Panel highlights space contributions to the warfighter

    Feb 3, 2009

    The importance of space to the warfighter, in particular Special Forces, was the main topic of discussion during the warfighter panel at the 11th Annual SPACECOMM Defending America Symposium, conducted Jan. 28 at the Broadmoor Hotel. This yearAca,!a,,cs warfighter panel was chaired by Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

  • Wiesbaden students to match skills with world's best at Las Vegas Robotics competition

    Feb 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Long after most students and teachers have left Wiesbaden High School for the evening, a team of dedicated individuals are hard at work brainstorming and preparing their entry for the 2009 Robotics Contest to be held in Las Vegas, Nev., March 24-29.

  • Technology gaps are not holes, but opportunities

    Jan 29, 2009

    A new method of focusing collaboration between the acquisition and the science and technology (S&T) communities

  • New vehicles used in anti-IED training

    Jan 29, 2009

    At more than 8 feet tall and weighing more than 33,000 pounds, Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs newest addition definitely leaves an impression. But last week, approximately 20 Soldiers, Sailors and civilians faced the massive Iraqi Light Armored Vehicle as part of a training class aimed at protecting deployed military personnel against Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • Army testing cannon for FCS Mounted Combat System

    Jan 26, 2009

    The lightweight Future Combat Systems XM-360 120mm cannon -- designed to sit atop the new Mounted Combat System -- was test-fired Jan. 22 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • New FCS program manager meets with employees

    Jan 26, 2009

    The new program manager of Army modernization pledged his support to Soldiers and his commitment to the success of Future Combat Systems during a visit to White Sands Missile range Jan. 12.

  • Low-emitting locomotives replace old diesels on Fort Lewis

    Jan 23, 2009

    The Army began moving equipment by rail in the 19th century. Since then, the power source has changed from steam to diesel and electric. Fort Lewis just received two members of a clean, new generation Aca,!" Aca,!A"ultra-low-emitting locomotives.Aca,!A?

  • Nation Faces Challenges of Defending Space

    Jan 22, 2009

    Though stretched to its manpower limits, the Army is proving itself on the battlefield thanks to its Soldiers and the Army civilians and contractors who support them, a commanding general told an audience of more than 600 during FridayAca,!a,,cs annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association at the Von Braun CenterAca,!a,,cs North Hall. But the future will bring new challenges and opportunities in terms of technology and resources that the Army must now work to address, particularly when it comes to space and global missile defense systems, said Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Aca,!A"We are an out-of-balance Army, meaning that we consume all our resources in two theaters,Aca,!A? Campbell said. Aca,!A"If we can keep to 15 brigades deployed that will give our Soldiers time at home between deployments.Aca,!A?

  • PM DWTS relocates USACE frequencies, upgrades microwave network

    Jan 22, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento (Calif.) District will be able to better perform its missions of providing flood risk mitigation, disaster response and civil and military construction management, thanks to the upgrade of its radio system from aging analog equipment to a modern digital system by the Product Manager, Defense Wide Transmission Systems (PM DWTS).

  • America's Army 3 game to be released this year

    Jan 22, 2009

    Six years after the U.S. Army revolutionized military action games with the launch of the free personal computer game America's Army, the Army has announced the upcoming release of America's Army 3.

  • Conserving energy is a winning formula at Radford

    Jan 22, 2009

    RADFORD, Va. -- Conserving energy is one of the Army's and, in turn, Joint Munitions Command's top priorities. "The more money you spend on energy, the less money you have (available) to spend on bullets for the warfighter and facility improvements at the plant," said Randolph Evans, the energy manager for Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Evans is an industrial engineer at the plant and is recognized as a conventional fuels expert.

  • USAG-Yongsan site gets facelift in new year

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" As more community members get news and information from the Internet, Garrison officials continue to shift resources to meet their needs. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan web site got a facelift Jan. 18.

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