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  • 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,

  • 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 to deliver headlines readers want

    Dec 1, 2009

    Beginning Friday, visitors to 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

  • DARPA launches competition with $40k cash prize

    Dec 1, 2009

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will take the Internet technology it helped create 40 years ago a step farther this weekend with a contest aimed at bringing people together to solve tough problems.

  • Paratroopers install vehicle scanners in western Iraq

    Nov 30, 2009

    U.S. advise and assist forces installed vehicle-scanning equipment at several traffic check stations in Al Anbar province beginning Nov. 20, to help Iraqi security forces thwart the trafficking of weapons, explosives and other contraband.

  • Army to display flexible technology

    Nov 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army research and development command is gearing up for a public technology demonstration Jan. 4-9, at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

  • U.S. Army meets with industry representatives to conceive a ground combat vehicle

    Nov 25, 2009

    The Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli re-emphasized details of the Army's Modernization Plan and what is "necessary" in conceiving the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle as he met with more than 200 industry representatives at the second Ground Combat Vehicle Industry Day held at the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Warren, Mich., Nov. 24.

  • 2nd Infantry Division debuts Warfighters' Simulation system during exercise

    Nov 23, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - The 2nd Infantry Division recently became the first U.S. Army division to use the Warfighters' Simulation system during a command post exercise held recently in South Korea.

  • HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan

    Nov 23, 2009

    The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for friends and family members to rapidly put a paper letter and photograph into the hands of their loved ones in Afghanistan, in some cases, the same day the letter is written.

  • Army developing global network

    Nov 17, 2009

    In the future, Soldier should be able to access the Army's global network anywhere in the world using capabilities similar to a Blackberry or iPhone, said the Army's chief information officer.

  • Tech symposium brings together current Army researchers and future Army leaders

    Nov 17, 2009

    Future Army leaders and current Army scientists came together during the 17th annual Army Research Laboratory-U.S. Military Academy Technical Symposium in Atlantic City, N.J., Nov. 9-10.

  • Soldiers in Europe prep for Afghanistan using advanced simulation

    Nov 16, 2009

    About 1,500 U.S., Romanian and Bulgarian soldiers enhanced their combat skills with the Deployable Instrumentation Systems Europe at the Babadag Training Area in eastern Romania and the Novo Selo Training Area in Bulgaria from the beginning of August to the end of October as part of Joint Task Force-East's 2009 exercise.

  • Army testing XM-25 'smart' high-explosive weapon for Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2009

    A Soldier successfully shoulder-fired a 'smart' High Explosive Airburst, or HEAB, round for the first time Aug. 11, from the XM-25 weapon system at Aberdeen Test Center, Md.

  • Chief of Staff Views Lake City Ammo Plant Modernization

    Nov 10, 2009

    LAKE CITY ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT, Mo. (Nov. 4, 2009) - The men and women who work in the Army's manufacturing plants and depots are dedicated Americans who contribute to warfighters' success, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said today during a press conference here.

  • Combat ID technology evaluated in joint exercise

    Nov 9, 2009

    An exercise designed to examine advanced combat identification technologies that can reduce the risk of fratricide on future battlefields wrapped up recently in North Carolina.

  • Army develops 'ghost' imaging to aid on battlefield

    Nov 4, 2009

    Physicists at the Army Research Laboratory are bringing quantum "ghost" imaging from the realm of scientific curiosity to practical reality.

  • Robot repair shop helps keep troops safe

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Joint Robotics Repair Detachment located at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad keeps and maintains robots used for use in explosive ordnance disposal, route clearance and other missions.

  • New system allows vehicle GPS to track location while in flight

    Nov 2, 2009

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, drove their High Mobility Artillery Rocket System out the rear of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Oct. 22, with a new advancement that will get them into the fight faster.javascript:;

  • Executive order bans texting while driving

    Oct 30, 2009

    Texting took a back seat to safety this month with an executive order prohibiting text messaging while driving on military installations or driving anywhere in government vehicles.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • Spray foam to improve energy efficiency

    Oct 29, 2009

    Many Soldiers know what it's like to be in Iraq during the summer when it gets to be 130 degrees, and more, living in a tent or sleeping under the stars. That has been a thing of the past on most posts in Iraq.

  • Army to launch technology blog

    Oct 28, 2009

    The Army is launching a new blog to help Soldiers and the public discover a little-known side of the Army, the research, development, engineering, testing and evaluation that goes into the technologies that make Soldiers safer and more effective.

  • PEO Soldier displays new equipment

    Oct 27, 2009

    Program managers from Program Executive Office Soldier met with members of the media Tuesday at the Pentagon to discuss the latest equipment fielded to soldiers.

  • New all-terrain vehicles arrive in Afghanistan

    Oct 26, 2009

    The first mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles designated for southern Afghanistan arrived there Oct. 22 by air transport.

  • Soldier deploys to Iraq to help field laser defense system for Chinook helicopters

    Oct 23, 2009

    Laser technology is taking Chief Warrant Officer Cary Nadeau to Iraq for his fourth deployment in support of overseas contingency operations. It's a deployment that will give Nadeau the opportunity to show the Army's Chinook pilots the benefits of new technology tested by the Redstone Test Center.

  • Army researching new energy-efficient technologies

    Oct 22, 2009

    As the nation observes National Energy Awareness Month in October, the Army continues research on energy security, fuel efficiency and alternate power capabilities for its fleet of ground vehicles.

  • Army says body armor safe, despite GAO report

    Oct 16, 2009

    Testing anomalies cited in an Oct. 16 Government Accountability Office report on body armor do not mean the plates are unsafe, said Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, program executive officer for the organization that fields new equipment to Soldiers.

  • Agreement signed at Fort Irwin to create solar power

    Oct 16, 2009

    The Army signed a memorandum of agreement Oct. 15, for an enhanced-use lease to begin development of a 500-megawatt solar power plant at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Army looks to lighten load for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army is poised to introduce a plate-carrier vest to provide Soldiers more lightweight gear in the challenging operational environments of Afghanistan.

  • AKO 'Go Mobile' to give users virtual desktop in backpack

    Oct 13, 2009

    By January, Soldiers on the go will be able to do just about anything they do now on their desktop computer if they're issued portable equipment attached to a cell phone.

  • Newly trained counter-IED teams deploy to Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2009

    Servicemembers who participated in the first state-side training program for joint counter-IED teams have just arrived in Afghanistan for a year-long assignment.

  • LandWarNet takes joint-service approach

    Oct 8, 2009

    Leadership from across the services Wednesday discussed the importance of making the Army's LandWarNet part of a joint enterprise.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems leading fight

    Oct 7, 2009

    The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles technology in the mid-1990s has made Unmanned Aircraft Systems the weapon of choice for the Army commanders engaged in contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army leaders go 'green,' stress energy conservation

    Oct 7, 2009

    The Army is taking a number of steps to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency at commands worldwide.

  • Mellinger says AMC technology saving lives

    Oct 6, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top enlisted Soldier spoke about advancements in war technology Monday and their effects on Soldiers.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Oct 5, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.