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  • Future Combat Systems Showcased on National Mall

    Jun 13, 2008

    Prototype 1 of the Non-Line of Sight Cannon was unveiled June 11 on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. A total of eight such prototypes will eventually be delivered to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., by 2010. The NLOS-C, part of Future Combat Systems, is part of the Army's modernization program. The NLOS-C was one of several pieces of FCS hardware on display at the Mall. Also on display were the Class I and Class IV unmanned aerial vehicles, the Multifunctional Utility/Logistics and Equipment vehicle, the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle and several Tactical Unattended Ground Sensors. Visitors to the FCS open house at the Mall included Senator Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions of 2007 Recognized

    Jun 12, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Top Ten Greatest Inventions for 2007 were recognized in a luncheon ceremony today in Arlington, Va. Currently in its sixth year, the program chooses winners based on their impact on Army capabilities, inventiveness and potential benefits outside the Army.

  • Night Vision Helmet Brackets

    Jun 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights Tobyhanna Army Depot's large-scale manufacturing of helmet brackets for the night vision mount assembly. The depot improved the product by making it nearly four times stronger than the current bracket and with the help of Lean Six Sigma, is now making the bracket in under four minutes per part.

  • NLOS-C Unveiled on Capitol Hill

    Jun 12, 2008

    Prototype 1 of the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon was unveiled Wednesday on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. A total of eight such prototypes will eventually be delivered to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., by 2010. There, Army scientists will put the prototypes through rigorous testing to ensure they meet performance requirements. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr., viewed the system. Casey said the unveiling is a milestone in Future Combat Systems development. "We have been talking and briefing and telling people about the FCS, and right here today it is real. After a decade of hard work and planning and effort, it is real," he said. The NLOS-C is one of the eight manned ground vehicles in Future Combat Systems.

  • Future Combat Systems Complete First Major Test

    Jun 11, 2008

    In the high mountain desert of Fort Bliss, Texas, Future Combat Systems successfully completed a first Force Development Test and Experiment May 18.

  • Out with the old Aca,!A|

    Jun 11, 2008

  • National Guard Gets First Lakota Helicopters

    Jun 9, 2008

    The National Guard received its first two UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters last week, marked by a ceremony Saturday in Tupelo, Miss.

  • Generator user community to gather and provide feedback

    Jun 9, 2008

  • Letterkenny Army Depot dedicates new facility to fallen Soldier

    Jun 6, 2008

    Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa., dedicated the new less-than-truckload facility to the memory of Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer May 27.

  • Soldiers select four Picatinny inventions as best of 2007

    Jun 6, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Army will honor four weapons-development teams based here by presenting each a highly coveted top 10 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for 2007 June 12.

  • Guided Missile Maintenance Facility breaks ground at LEAD

    Jun 6, 2008

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Guided Missile Maintenance Facility was held May 28 at Letterkenny Army Depot. Brig. Gen. Genaro J. Dellarocco, program executive officer, Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and Col. Steven Shapiro, Letterkenny Army Depot commander, oversaw the event.

  • General Lee rides again

    Jun 6, 2008

    A little more than a year after the anti-tank guided missile Stryker dubbed General Lee was retired from Operation Iraqi Freedom, it made its return to Fort Lewis where Soldiers from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division had been eagerly awaiting its arrival. General Lee once belonged to Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, C Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank), 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. But on April 15, 2007, while conducting operations just south of the Shiek Hamed village in Iraq, the Stryker was hit by a deeply buried improvised explosive device.

  • Army tech brings high school graduations to the frontlines

    Jun 5, 2008

    Soldiers used a high tech Army intelligence system to view their kids' graduations, though they were in remote areas of Afghanistan.

  • Saving Rare Butterfly, Artifacts Helps Posts Win Environmental Award

    Jun 5, 2008

    Two Army installations received the 2008 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award Wednesday, one for natural resources conservation and one for cultural resources management.

  • Army Upgrades Unclassified AKO Portal

    Jun 5, 2008

    This article provides information to the reader on recent upgrades to the AKO unclassified portal. This, along with upgrades to the classified portal and the implementation of AKO Forward, is paving the way to Defense-wide network cetricity (DKO).

  • Army Scientists Developing Hurricane Prediction Models

    Jun 4, 2008

    Hurricane season officially began June 1, but Army scientists and engineers have been working all year developing new models to determine the probability and impact of coastal storms.

  • Planning First FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

    Jun 4, 2008

    The Army plans to reveal the first of eight manned ground vehicles of the future combat systems.

  • Annual symposium focuses on demil initiatives

    Jun 3, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) hosted the 16th annual Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Utah on May 5-9. Over 400 military, civilians and contractors attended the event, with representatives from 17 international countries. Various U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and government contractors participated as exhibitors, with over 30 display booths present.

  • Helmet Sensors, Improved Armor Helping Soldier Survivability

    Jun 3, 2008

    About 7,000 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne and 4th Infantry Divisions who are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are wearing helmet sensors to help Program Executive Office-Soldier improve upon the safety features of the advanced combat helmet.

  • RDECOM Update (2008-05-21)

    Jun 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) was presented the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

  • Tobyhanna cuts power to electrostatic discharge

    Jun 3, 2008

    Protecting state-of-the-art electronics equipment from the damaging effects of electrostatic discharge is a top priority at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Logistics Assistance Representatives

    Jun 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights one of AMC's Logistics Assistance Representatives. Jessie Horn discusses her experience while overseas and provides insight into what it means to support Soldiers while serving with them in Iraq.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - Melissa Ankerway

    Jun 3, 2008

    Melissa Ankerway, a painter helper, touches up the paint on an unmanned aircraft system trailer.

  • Wideband Global SATCOM: Coming to a theater near you

    Jun 3, 2008

    WGS-1 was launched Oct. 11, 2007 and was activated Apr. 14, 2008, and is now providing invaluable communications capabilities to the warfighter.

  • Depot employee claims command-level award

    Jun 3, 2008

    A Tobyhanna employee is CECOM- Life Cycle Management CommandAca,!a,,cs (CECOM) 2008 Management Control Process Award Winner.

  • Repair teams ready thousands of SINCGARS radios for deployment

    Jun 2, 2008

    Technicians here have repaired nearly 10,000 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems in support of the Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Teams (CEER-T) program.

  • New mortar counterfire radar test system online

    Jun 2, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna Army Depot has established a new radar test capability that will improve readiness and save the Army materiel and money. On May 7, the ribbon was cut to officially open the Mechanical Live Fire Test Simulator. The $2.5 million simulator tests the AN/TPQ-48 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar system, which is used to back plot the location of enemy mortars and other indirect weapons.

  • Depot employees teach students tricks of the trade

    Jun 2, 2008

    Students from the Monroe Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) teamed up with Tobyhanna Army Depot employees to learn about different career opportunities available the depot.

  • DrumTV

    May 30, 2008

  • Cavalry unit on target

    May 30, 2008

    The Strykers rolled all but silently across the prairie grass, maneuvering into position. The top hatches banged open and mortar tubes peaked out the top of the MCV-B vehicles. Soldiers swiftly prepared 120 mm mortar rounds to take out multiple enemy targets. The assistant gunner positioned the 35 pound round over the tube and waited for the command to drop it. Aca,!A"Hang it...Fire!Aca,!A? The crew chief shouted. The instant the AG let the round go, an ear-splitting crack sounded as the mortar round, engulfed in flame, shot out of the tube and sailed 5,000 feet into the air. Some 20 seconds later, a ground-shaking thud and a rising cloud of dust down range indicated that the mortar had found its target. Soldiers from 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry RegimentAca,!a,,cs reconnaissance troop mortar sections spent the week of May 19 engaged in such activities while in the field being certified on their weapons system.

  • Soldiers Get First Look At MRAP

    May 29, 2008

    They're big -- they're bad -- and they're new. The mine resistant ambush protected armored vehicle is the Army's newest improvised-explosive device defense counter measure for Soldiers conducting logistical patrols throughout Multi-National Division -- Baghdad.

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007 " in an awards ceremony June 12 at the Hyatt Crystal City - Arlington, Va.

  • Army to Equip Brigade with 'Land Warrior'

    May 28, 2008

    As Land Warrior reaches its first anniversary in combat, the Army is seeking to equip an entire brigade combat team with the high-tech system which increases mission speed and effectiveness and decreases risks to the warfighter.

  • Task Force at Bliss Testing FCS Spin Out 1

    May 27, 2008

    Future Combat System Spin Out 1 items, currently being evaluated by Soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas, were demonstrated earlier this month on Capitol Hill.

  • Simulators Help Aviators Maintain Proficiency

    May 27, 2008

    Aviation units use simulators during mobilization training at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Mechanics Build 'Fobbit'

    May 27, 2008

    A group of mechanics in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, rebuild a truck so they can get around the base. They nickname the truck 'Fobbit.' Staff Sgt. Pat Malone reports.

  • Sen. Inhofe visiting NLOS-C with Gen. Casey

    May 23, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey traveled to Minneapolis to the headquarters and central engineering site of BAE Systems for rollout of the first Non-Line-of-Site (NLOS) Cannon prototype. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) accompanied Gen. Casey to the event, where they toured the BAE Armaments Systems facility and participated in a press conference.

  • Present, Future Weapons Displayed on Capitol Hill

    May 23, 2008

    Some of the Army's most high-tech future weapons were recently on display on Capitol Hill as part of the "Empowering Soldiers Through High Technology" exhibit sponsored by the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

  • MIA2 Systems Enhanced Package Version 2

    May 22, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the public/private partnership between the Army and General Dynamics Land Systems that will result in the upgrade and reset of 435 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the MIA2 Systems Enhanced Package Version 2.

  • Soldiers Select Two TARDEC Projects for 2007 Army Greatest Inventions

    May 21, 2008

    Two U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center-led projects , the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer and the Improvised Explosive Device Mine Roller Self Protective Adaptive Roller Kit, were chosen to be included in the top ten 2007 Army Greatest Inventions the U.S. Army Materiel Command announced. Soldier teams from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and U.S. Army divisions throughout the Army evaluated the nominations and cast their votes.

  • ARL Supports Award-Winning Engine Technology

    May 21, 2008

    An Army Research Laboratory-supported technology, the Nutating Engine, won a prestigious Silver Award at the annual World's Best Technology Showcase in Arlington, Texas.

  • AMRDEC Team Earns 2008 American Helicopter Society Award

    May 21, 2008

    The Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Aviation Applied Technology Directorate and the Aviation Systems Integration Facility together with The Boeing Company, and Rockwell Collins Inc., have earned the 2008 American Helicopter SocietyAca,!a,,cs "Howard Hughes Award" for their contributions to Network Centric Operations technology development.

  • Long Knife Soldiers help researchers study PTSD

    May 20, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!"Physical wounds caused by war are obvious treat but what about the emotional wound'

  • Warriors in the Sky

    May 20, 2008

    Kiowa helicopters help decrease violence on the ground in Afghanistan.

  • Army Exhibits High-tech Gear for Armed Forces Day

    May 19, 2008

    Set against a backdrop of aerial stunts in the skies over Andrews Air Force Base, Md., the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new technologies were on display at the Joint Service Open House for Armed Forces Day.

  • Army certifies two black belts at Tooele Army Depot

    May 16, 2008

    Two Tooele Army Depot civilian employees received honors from Col. Anne L. Davis, depot commander, during a special Lean Six Sigma black belt certification ceremony held in the TEAD Command Program Office May 1.

  • NTC Improves Force Protection Training

    May 16, 2008

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., has made significant progress in improving force protection training for Army brigade combat teams as they prepare for eventual deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army installations a refuge for struggling woodpecker

    May 15, 2008

    Army installations throughout the southeastern United States are playing a critical role in the recovery of the red-cockaded woodpecker, a federally endangered species.

  • Army's commitment to endangered species unparalleled

    May 15, 2008

    On May 16, 2008, Endangered Species Day, America celebrates its endangered species success stories. From American icons like the bald eagle and the gray wolf to lesser known frogs, tortoises and birds, several of those successes are built on the strength of Army environmental programs.

  • Gold Star Maintenance Facility

    May 15, 2008

    Camp Carrol, Korea opens a new 17-Million dollar 'Gold Medal' maintenance facility to support USFK. Sgt. Joshua Johnson reports.

  • AMC deputy CG examines depot workload, capabilities

    May 15, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Officials here hosted a day-long visit May 8 from the Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. William Mortensen, who saw an updated glimpse of a healthy depot workload.

  • Army Taking Care of Business through Continuous Process Improvement

    May 14, 2008

    When a CEO told the Army, Aca,!EoeIAca,!a,,cd do business with you if you were more efficient,Aca,!a,,c the Army listened, said AMC Commander Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin.

  • Turkey Hunt

    May 14, 2008

    The Army's Wounded Warrior program helps thousands of Soldiers and their Families cope with issues following injuries from combat or terrorism. James Williams tells the story of how one Wounded Warrior has returned to the field, thanks in part to the Army's environmental staff.

  • Fort Indiantown Gap Provides Refuge for Rare Butterfly While Training Soldiers

    May 13, 2008

    Fort Indiantown Gap supports the largest regal fritillary population east of the Mississippi River.

  • Countering capability intercepts 100th rocket, mortar in Iraq

    May 9, 2008

    The Army passed a milestone in its continuing efforts to provide a capability to counter the indirect fire threat with the 100th successful intercept of a rocket or mortar round fired at high value Multi-National Corps-Iraq assets in late March.

  • Employees create test aid to save time, money

    May 7, 2008

    Two Tobyhanna Army Depot employeesAca,!a,,c suggestion will save the depot over $78,000 per year.

  • Virtual paint helps workers improve technique

    May 6, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" A new depot painter training program promises to save money and time, improve quality and reduce waste.

  • Desert Tortoise Relocation

    May 6, 2008

    Fort Irwin expands its training area and affects more than just Soldiers.

  • Soldiers' night vision repaired

    May 6, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" Technicians here supporting a new repair program have rapidly repaired thousands of night vision systems stateside and overseas.

  • Defense Secretary Encourages Treatment for Combat Stress

    May 5, 2008

    The Defense Department is working to reduce stress on the force and improve quality of life for the troops, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Soldiers at the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss Friday.

  • Raven Launches New Battlefield Perspective

    May 1, 2008

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne got a hands on perspective on the Raven, an unmanned aerial vehicle, during a 10-day Raven training course from April 22 to May 2 at the 3rd Brigade Combat Team headquarters.

  • Stryker battle damage repair facility on task, Soldier focused

    May 1, 2008

    CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar - Posters showing a battle-weary combat Soldier adorn the walls of the Stryker Battle Damage Repair Facility here. Aca,!A"Remember Ac"a,! everything we do affects this man. He and his buddies will be the first to pay for our mistakes,Aca,!A? the posters warn.

  • Soldiers receive annual training at Anniston

    May 1, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"A maintenance company from the North Dakota Army National Guard became more familiar with depot production processes after it completed its annual training here yesterday.

  • Desert Tortoise Relocation

    Apr 30, 2008

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California is one of only a few training areas in the world suited for force-on-force and live fire training of heavy brigade-sized forces. In order to maintain operational readiness, Army officials say the installation must expand its training areas. As James Williams reports, the expansion impacts more than just Soldiers.

  • Von Braun Complex project aiming for completion

    Apr 30, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Lt. Gen. Henry Aca,!A"TreyAca,!A? Obering Jr., director of the Missile Defense Agency, welcomed VIPs to the Von Braun III groundbreaking ceremony on the sunny and blustery morning of April 25. The ceremony was a major milestone and the beginning of a critical step of expanding effectiveness of MDAAca,!a,,cs mission, Obering said.

  • Apache pilots interact with Killeen residents

    Apr 29, 2008

    Static display at the Killeen Community Center in Killeen, Texas, April 26 for the Killeen Festival.

  • Combat Medic Training

    Apr 29, 2008

    A Soldier's selfless goal to preserve life on an unforgiving battlefield. Sgt. Kim Williams takes us to combat medic training. (The photo accompanying this description is a simulation with a dummy).

  • First Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite goes operational

    Apr 28, 2008

    A new satellite is circling the Earth. The Wideband Global SATCOM (Satellite Communications) satellite is a reality. This is the most powerful communications satellite in the Department of Defense inventory. It is the first of six satellites that will take over long-haul communications from the legacy constellation, the Defense Satellite Communications System. WGS went operational April 15.

  • FCS Launch System Tested at White Sands

    Apr 25, 2008

    The non-line-of-sight launch system has completed the first of multiple summer tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., meeting all mission requirements.

  • MILCON Special

    Apr 24, 2008

    It's the largest military building boom since 1942 and it directly impacts the Army Family. Reporters across the globe tell this U.S. Army Corps of Engineers story.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC Receives Baldrige Award for Innovation

    Apr 24, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., officially became the first Department of Defense organization to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Wednesday.

  • Future Looks Bright for Non-Line of Sight

    Apr 24, 2008

    The Non-Line of Sight Launch System has completed the first of multiple summer tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., meeting all mission requirements and proving NLOS-LS is a weapon of choice for the Army of tomorrow. The Future Combat System Technical Field Test, conducted in February and March, was the initiation of a summer of demanding developmental and operational tests for the Future Combat System command and control network, as well as a host of FCS related programs, to include Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs NLOS-LS. The efforts of the project office paid off, as NLOS-LS reaped praise from users and evaluators alike during the test.

  • Research Center Technology Among World's Best

    Apr 24, 2008

    Technology developed at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center has been selected as the winner for the Army at the 2008 DoD TechMatch Hot Technologies Contest. The award was presented during this yearAca,!a,,cs WorldAca,!a,,cs Best Technologies Showcase on March 26-27 in Arlington, Texas. The winning technology aimed at developing MicroElectroMechanical Systems-based or alternative low-cost phased arrays for tactical seekers.

  • FSH Provost Marshal Unveils Segway At Fiesta

    Apr 23, 2008

    The Fort Sam Provost Marshal Office unveiled three new patrol vehicles called Segways April 20.

  • ECBC to Deploy New Waste to Energy Technology to Iraq

    Apr 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is scheduled to deploy the Tactical Garbage to Energy Refinery, a prototype technology which converts waste to energy, to Iraq, April 29, 2008.

  • Fort Hood a LEEDer in Environmental Stewardship

    Apr 21, 2008

    As the Army transitions to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system for military construction, Fort Hood plans to be the first Army installation to build and certify a LEED Silver-level building under the statutory limit of $750,000 following the release of the Army requirements. Secretary of the Army Environmental Award winner.

  • Sustaining the Future - Community Pt. 2

    Apr 21, 2008

    The Army's strategy for the environment links three key elements of a long-range vision for sustaining the mission and securing the future. Today, we look at community.

  • 16 Student Teams Win in eCYBERMISSION Regional Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Sixteen student teams from throughout the United States are first place regional winners in the 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • TRADOC In-Depth with Lawrence Pope

    Apr 18, 2008

    Mr. Pope talks to the TRADOC News Service about his participation in Unified Quest 2008. UQ is the Army Chief of Staff's war game that is analyzing how the Army will operate in the era of persistent conflict.

  • Eagles on the Air

    Apr 18, 2008

    For Earth Day: Researchers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., place radio telemetry packs on bald eagles to track their migratory patterns. The proving ground is one of the eagles' prime nesting areas in the mid-Atlantic.

  • ANAD mechanics certified by transmission maker

    Apr 18, 2008

    INDIANAPOLISAca,!"Allison Transmission is just a stone's throw away from a famous motor speedway known as Aca,!A"The Brickyard.Aca,!A? And Anniston Army Depot is located only 10 miles from the Talladega Superspeedway, NASCARAca,!a,,cs most competitive track.

  • Fort Lewis officials leverage system to lessen environmental impact

    Apr 18, 2008

    From composting and waste disposal to anti-idling campaigns and recycling, Fort Lewis is working to get all organizations on post involved in protecting the environment through its Environmental Management System. Since 2005, Fort Lewis has been working toward the goal of every organization having an EMS, a system that allows an organization to evaluate itself and create a plan to lessen its environmental impact.

  • Army Makes Training Grenades Safer for the Environment

    Apr 18, 2008

    Two frequently used ordnance simulators no longer contain perchlorate thanks to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Perchlorate Replacement Team. A fiscal 2007 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award winner for excellence in weapons system acquisition.

  • Artillery unit goes air assault

    Apr 17, 2008

    Technology combined with old-fashioned infantry tasks last week for an intense, realistic day of training for a Fort Lewis artillery unit. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment staged an air-assault raid April 11, banking in, landing and dashing from CH-47 Chinook helicopters to nearby buildings in Regenburg mock village to nab a high-value target. The precision strike made use of the Land Warrior System, an 11-pound equipment array worn by Soldiers, integrating radios, computers, optics and Global Positioning Systems to give them heightened situational awareness on the battlefield.

  • Three Key Elements of Sustainment

    Apr 17, 2008

    The Army's strategy for the environment links three key elements of a long-range vision for sustaining the mission and securing the future. Today, we look at the first element.

  • Army Family stays in touch via robot

    Apr 17, 2008

    One fortunate father away in Baghdad had the opportunity to see his son for the first time in real time April 10 with the use of an RP-7 Remote Presence Robotic System and a computer link.

  • High-tech hits Fort Sill...literally

    Apr 17, 2008

    A high-tech instrument package fell to earth and landed inside an impact area on a Fort Sill range. It was recovered for the private company by EOD and range personnel.

  • DAC showcases equipment designed to support the warfighter

    Apr 17, 2008

    The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) held an Engineering Media Day on March 31 to display equipment designed and developed by DAC engineers. Local and regional media representatives attended along with federal congressional and senate representatives and McAlester Chamber of Commerce members.

  • MILCON: Belvoir Projects to Enhance Quality of Life

    Apr 15, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is executing five major projects, and several smaller projects at Fort Belvoir totaling more than $3.5 billion to meet the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Transformation goals and to enhance quality of life for the Soldier and their family.

  • USACE Haditha Dam

    Apr 15, 2008

    USACE is at work in Iraq improving power generation capabilities. Repairs at Haditha Dam have boosted power to local communities and Baghdad. Kevin Casey reports.

  • MILCON: Huachuca Building Energy-Efficient Neighborhoods

    Apr 14, 2008

    During the past five years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has built about 650 new family housing units on Fort Huachuca.

  • New Safety Stop Light

    Apr 14, 2008

    A new method to help prevent accidents or near misses in the workplace

  • Army Knowledge Online Upgrades Pave Way for DoD-Wide Net-centricity

    Apr 14, 2008

    Army Knowledge Online, the U.S. Army's enterprise portal and the world's largest intranet, is gearing up to support as many as 2.5 million users by the end of April.

  • USACE Repurposes Iraqi Army Fort

    Apr 14, 2008

    USACE turns one of Saddam's 30 year old army forts into a federal penitentiary. This 27 million dollar project employs the local Kurdish population. USACE Correspondent Kevin Casey reports.

  • FCS Land Warrior: Value Added to Army

    Apr 11, 2008

    The future of Army combat technology was demonstrated on Capitol Hill Thursday, exhibiting several systems that enable Soldiers to fight better, faster and most importantly, safer.

  • Largest USACE Contract

    Apr 10, 2008

    USACE signs the largest design-build civil works contract in Corps of Engineer History. The deal worth nearly 700 million dollars benefits the New Orleans flood control system.

  • MNC-I surgeons lay foundation for Iraqi healthcare

    Apr 10, 2008

    News article on the recent MNC-I Surgeons' Conference which discussed ways to improve healthcare in Iraq for both Iraqis and coalition forces

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to Receive Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence

    Apr 9, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center will officially become the first Department of Defense organization in history to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

  • Environmental Customer Service Technicians

    Apr 8, 2008

    Fort Polk creates Environmental Customer Service Technicians positions to help Soldiers balance their duties with environmental responsibilities.


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