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  • Army Astronaut assists with ISS upgrade

    Dec 10, 2008

    Army Lt. Col. Robert S. Kimbrough proved he had the Aca,!Eoeright stuffAca,!a,,c completing his first flight into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour as part of STS-126 mission in November after four years of intensive astronaut candidate training.

  • Female scientists' research shines at Army Science Conference

    Dec 10, 2008

    At last weekAca,!a,,cs 26th Army Science Conference, attended by leading defense researchers from across the globe, some were surprised to learn that female scientists are stepping into the spotlight more than ever for their discoveries.

  • Chemical Company in Hawaii Takes Part in WMD Exercise

    Dec 9, 2008

    Soldiers from the 71st Chemical Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade, trained with the Soldiers and Airmen of the 93rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), a component of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard on December 2nd at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii.

  • ARCIC presents first capability developer and team developer of the year awards

    Dec 5, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, Deputy Commanding General for Futures and Director of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), presented the first Capability Developer and Team Developer Awards Dec. 2 at the Capability Developer Leader Seminar on Fort Monroe.

  • Army fields new equipment to stop bleeding

    Dec 4, 2008

    Test results show Combat Gauze field bandages and WoundStat granules both demonstrated marked improvements over whatAca,!a,,cs currently used to control bleeding in the field, said Col. Paul Cordts of the Army Surgeon GeneralAca,!a,,cs office.

  • Picatinny Mortar Fire Control System team wins top Department of Defense award

    Dec 4, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" A Picatinny weapons-development team was recently awarded the prestigious Aca,!A"Top Five Department of Defense Program AwardAca,!A? for its work on the 120 mm Dismounted Mortar Fire Control System, or MFCS-D, during the National Defense Industrial AssociationAca,!a,,cs Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego Oct. 23.

  • eCybermission students attend Army Science Conference

    Dec 4, 2008

    About 120 participants in the ArmyAca,!a,,cs eCybermission competition took part in the 26th Army Science Conference Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.

  • Army Science Conference offers opportunity for collaboration

    Dec 3, 2008

    The 26th Army Science Conference is currently underway in Orlando, Fla., bringing together the scientists, researchers and engineers that are leading the way in developing the next generation of technology for the U.S. Army.

  • Chiarelli to scientists: Empower 'strategic corporal'

    Dec 3, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs vice chief of staff warned researchers Dec. 2 not to let Aca,!A"institutional antibodiesAca,!A? quash ideas and innovations that have the potential to provide Soldiers advantage in the future.

  • Support cell locates obsolete, difficult to find parts

    Dec 2, 2008

    Tobyhanna personnel go to the ends of the Earth to find parts for older systems. Many systems the depot repairs and tests, although effective, use older technology. Manufacturers stop making them, the technology is lost or upgrades render older systems difficult to repair.

  • Army Science Conference focuses on transformational technology

    Dec 2, 2008

    The 26th Army Science Conference kicked off Dec. 1 in Orlando, Fla., focusing on technologies and sciences ranging from biotechnology to neuroscience.

  • LCMR simulator saving time, money, lives

    Dec 2, 2008

    Warfighters stake their lives on the accuracy of TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs groundbreaking technology every time they set up Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) systems in the field.

  • Nanotechnology company opens at Watervliet Arsenal

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Watervliet Arsenal welcomed its newest tenant, Vistec Lithography Inc., in a ceremony heralded by local, state, and national political leaders as a major step toward moving the Capital District into a nanotechnology center of excellence. After nearly two years of planning, Vistec recently completed the move of its headquarters from Cambridge, England to the Arsenal. The company is a global supplier of sophisticated equipment that uses advanced electron-beam lithography to imprint silicon wafers with electronic circuits.

  • Army beefs up non-lethal capabilities

    Nov 25, 2008

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. Aca,!" Soldiers are trained to use non-lethal force as much as possible. But until recently, not every Soldier had Aca,!A"the right mixAca,!A? of tools and capabilities to meet those goals.

  • New chemical, biological equipment introduced to Fort Hood Soldiers

    Nov 24, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Calvary Division performed team pre-deployment training on toxic industrial chemical protection and detection equipment and hazardous material identification Nov. 18, at Fort Hood Army Airfield.

  • Archaeologists use GPS technology

    Nov 24, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal archaeologists use technology to map the past.

  • From soldier to spaceman-A journey beyond the Army

    Nov 21, 2008

    This story is about an Army astronaut who is slated to launch on the space shuttle this summer. His mission will be several months long aboard the space station.

  • Army astronaut completes space walk

    Nov 21, 2008

    On the 10th anniversary of the International Space Station Thursday, Army Lt. Col. Robert Shane Kimbrough donned his space suit to service equipment on the exterior of the station.

  • Infantry force will get precision munition

    Nov 20, 2008

    The Infantry Brigade Combat Team is about to get more lethal. With the ArmyAca,!a,,cs decision in June to transition Future Combat Systems technologies to the light infantry force, the Non-Line of Sight-Launch System is slated to join the IBCTAca,!a,,cs portfolio of weapon systems in 2011.

  • Field Assistance Team Focuses on Soldier Feedback

    Nov 20, 2008

    This concept has been a focus for the Field Assistance in Science and Technology organization, which connects the Soldier to the vast network of labs and research centers of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center. FAST maintains a presence at 23 locations, specifically at every combatant command, corps headquarters and each of the training centers.

  • Army Field Support Brigade arranges book donation to Iraqi university

    Nov 20, 2008

    In a country with a desperate need for engineers, two 402nd Army Field Support Brigade contractors are bridging an Oregon university with Iraqi students and faculty thirsty for knowledge. Two hundred students and teachers from Dhi Qar University are the beneficiaries of new engineering textbooks from the Oregon State University College of Engineering delivered during a ceremony Nov. 11 that marks the beginning of an exchange program to enhance higher education.

  • Login changes to bolster AKO security

    Nov 19, 2008

    Operators of the Army's Web-based information portal "Army Knowledge Online" plan to implement new security procedures on the system as early as January.

  • FCS launcher to protect new class of Navy ship

    Nov 19, 2008

    The Non-Line of Sight Launch System, being developed as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Future Combat Systems, has been selected for use aboard the first of the U.S. NavyAca,!a,,cs Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Freedom.

  • E-waste recycling day keeps electronics out of landfill

    Nov 18, 2008

    Fort Bliss' 2nd Annual Electronics Waste Collection Day yielded 15,894 pounds worth of electronics that will be recycled. This is a 60% increase over the previous year's collection.

  • Army astronaut blasts off for space station

    Nov 18, 2008

    Army Lt. Col. Robert S. Kimbrough blasted off in the space shuttle Endeavour on November 14 on a scheduled 15-day mission to the International Space Station.

  • New EW career field to 'blind enemy' with science

    Nov 17, 2008

    By 2010 the Army expects to have more than 1,500 Soldiers trained in the art of "blinding and deafening" America's enemies by wielding the radio spectrum as a weapon.

  • FCS Active Protection System in 'Top 50' inventions

    Nov 17, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new Active Protection System, designed to safeguard Soldiers and vehicles from incoming fire, has been named one of the best inventions of 2008 by Time magazine.

  • Outgoing general: FCS success credit to evaluators

    Nov 14, 2008

    The Army Evaluation Task Force at Fort Bliss, Texas, is "making Future Combat Systems happen," said the outgoing FCS program manager.

  • Army CSMs tour of Lake City ammo plant

    Nov 14, 2008

    Some of the Army's most senior leaders toured an ammunition facility that plays a major role in making all service members safe.

  • Army looks to new technology for possible follow-on to M-4

    Nov 13, 2008

    Army and industry leaders gathered Thursday to exchange information about the latest advances in small-arms technology and to look for a weapon that could be a follow-on to the M-4 carbine.

  • Flying under the radar: Raven migrating to a new digital data link

    Nov 7, 2008

    The Raven unmanned aerial system, will be receiving a much needed upgrade with the migration to a digital data link.

  • PEO Soldier launches new equipment surveys

    Nov 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier has launched an Internet-based survey system to support its mission to aggressively incorporate Soldier feedback into everything it does. More than 30 surveys, announced on AKO and available to Soldiers through a link on the PEO Soldier Web site, are designed to give Soldiers a forum to communicate their thoughts and suggestions up the chain of command. The surveys cover everything from clothing and individual equipmentAca,!"gloves, goggles, and battering ramsAca,!"to individual and crew served weapons such as the M4 carbine and the M110 sniper system.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot takes on a new mission in Kuwait

    Nov 7, 2008

    Letterkenny Army Depot has contracted with VSE Corp., Alexandria, Va., to modernize the Route Clearance Vehicles in Kuwait. VSE was selected as the prime contractor to improve the U.S. military's defense against roadside mines and improvised explosive devices. IEDs are the number one source of casualties for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the RCVs are one of several tools that the warfighter is using to offset this threat. The effort will be managed by a Letterkenny Army Depot team and the facility will be operated by VSE Corp.

  • Simulators let students make mistakes before hitting streets

    Nov 7, 2008

    A new simulator for motorcycle and automobile training recently opened at Fort Riley.

  • CSA Gen. George Casey visits Army Communications and Electronics Command at Ft. Monmouth, NJ

    Nov 7, 2008

    Army Staff Sgt. Jenkins briefs Army Chief of Staff, GEN. George W. Casey, Jr., about technologies being incorporated into the current war against terrorism at Ft. Monmouth, NJ, on Nov. 5, 2008.

  • University Helps Army Find a New Strategy for Education

    Nov 6, 2008

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville has been enlisted to help the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) modernize its logistics operations. Researchers in UAHuntsville's Center for the Management of Science and Technology (CMOST) will develop the educational strategy for a flanking maneuver around old habits, ancient procedures and a plethora of free-standing legacy systems developed independently by a variety of depots, offices and commands.

  • Archeologists use GPS to preserve history

    Nov 6, 2008

    Archaeologists use technology to map the past.

  • 5th Signal Command hosts 'summit' to discuss future of signal projects and operations

    Nov 6, 2008

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- 5th Signal Command hosted a Aca,!A"signal summitAca,!A? to Aca,!A"discuss the current state of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs global military signal operations and future endeavors and projects to build a global network enterprise that enables every warfighter to accomplish the mission.

  • Non-Line of Sight Testing Helps Counter Small Boat Threat

    Nov 5, 2008

    The NavyAca,!a,,cs Littoral Combat Ship is a versatile platform capable of a range of missions in the littorals (coastline areas). One such mission is to successfully engage hostile Fast In-Shore Attack Craft. The shipboard fielding of the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System will form a large part of the NavyAca,!a,,cs counter-FIAC mission. NLOS-LS is a joint Army/Navy developed system that comprises 15 Precision Attack Missiles vertically launched from a Container Launch Unit. The shipboard application of NLOS-LS will consist of 4 integrated CLUs (totaling 60 missiles) installed into a LCS Mission Module, with up to 3 NLOS-LS Mission Modules per ship. To optimize the missileAca,!a,,cs targeting electronics for all potential target sets, sea-based as well as ground-based NLOS-LS testing is conducted. In August, Navy Research and Development Test Teams (with Army support) successfully conducted Captive Flight Test N1B in the waters off of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle.

  • New Army office focuses on energy diversity, security

    Nov 4, 2008

    The Army recently established the Energy and Partnership Office to not only conserve energy, but also to reduce the ArmyAca,!a,,cs dependence on the civilian power grid.

  • Picatinny receives a visit from outer space

    Nov 4, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Dr. Garrett E. Reisman, a New Jersey native and astronaut with NASA visited the installation Oct. 30., to describe his recent experiences in space. Leaving on space shuttle Endeavour on March 11, Reisman returned to Earth via the space shuttle Discovery on June 14.

  • Star wars training for downrange action!

    Nov 3, 2008

    Before deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan, American Soldiers and coalition partners regularly choose to train at state-of-the-art ranges and facilities managed and maintained by EuropeAca,!a,,cs Joint Multinational Training CommandAca,!a,,cs Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas.

  • AKO recognized by DOD as information delivery standard

    Oct 31, 2008

    Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online, having just achieved itAca,!a,,cs one billionth user log on at the end of September, received a third place award for improving information delivery and saving the Department of Defense millions of dollars by providing a portal that will become the standard for all DoD agencies.

  • Soldiers get in the game with DISE

    Oct 31, 2008

    Imagine an exercise where Soldiers move around in full body armor, storm into Military Operations on Urban Terrain sites, travel in Humvees or Strykers, fire their weapons at Aca,!A"enemyAca,!A? combatants, call in support from Army helicopters, encounter improvised explosive devices, conduct convoy operations, and maybe even take a simulated bullet.

  • Digital University: Training without sweating

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct always have to carry a weapon, crawl into an M-1126 Stryker ICV, don their interceptor body armor, or even break a sweat to train.

  • Grafenwoehr shoot house: 'Like an action movie set'

    Oct 31, 2008

    At the Grafenwoehr Training Area in southern Germany, Soldiers train in a Aca,!A"shoot houseAca,!A? unlike any in the Army.

  • Army looking at testing flexible-display devices

    Oct 30, 2008

    The Army is two to three years from field testing communication devices with flexible display screens, said the director of the Flexible Display Center at Arizona University, Dr. Gregory Raupp, in an interview with online journalists Tuesday.

  • ASC hologram turns heads at Army symposium

    Oct 30, 2008

    ASCAca,!a,,cs booth utilized cutting edge technology implemented by PeopleVision, a contractor out of New Jersey. The display depicted ASCAca,!a,,cs missions and transformed them into a Soldier hologram similar to the ones seen in science fiction movies. Staff Sgt. Ready and Col. Ready presented two-minute briefings on ASC to everyone passing by the booth.

  • Army joins in America Recycles Day

    Oct 29, 2008

    America Recycles Day is Nov. 15. Soldiers, family members and civilians can make a difference.

  • Depot ceremony celebrates making history

    Oct 28, 2008

    On Saturday, Army officials held a ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of chemical stockpile elimination at the Newport Chemical Depot.

  • Agreement to protect land near Fort Riley from encroachment

    Oct 24, 2008

    A small white tent, some tables and folding chairs were barely visible as they sat on the edge of an open field in a thick morning fog Oct. 18 just beyond Fort Riley's northeast boundary line. The temporary furnishings were set up for the signing of a historic land agreement that would protect the prairie land from commercial and residential development.

  • Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the FCS One Team Breakfast, Oct. 6, 2008

    Oct 24, 2008

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli at the FCS One Team Breakfast, Oct. 6, 2008

  • Neurologist brings brain injury expertise to Iraq

    Oct 23, 2008

    Lt. Col. Margaret Swanberg, the only Army neurologist deployed to Iraq, brings especially important skills to the combat theater. Swanberg serves as the officer in charge of the Sgt. Robertson Aid Station at Forward Operating Base Hammer. Her dedication to the job benefits Soldiers all over Iraq, as she trains medics throughout the country on military acute concussion evaluation, or MACE.

  • Camp Bullis Gets Upgraded Convoy Trainer

    Oct 23, 2008

    A new version of the Virtual Combat Convoy Trainer system will train deploying Fort Sam Houston Soldiers in humvee operations in areas such as basic driving skills, avoiding danger areas and shooting on the move. The system can train up to one platoon during a session and will become operational in mid-November at Camp Bullis.

  • X-ray technology tests for lead, tin in electronic systems

    Oct 23, 2008

    An X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer will help make electronic systems repaired at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Army unit growing to combat WMD

    Oct 21, 2008

    An Army unit originally formed to counter weapons of mass destruction in the United States now has more than 6,000 members and will continue to grow, said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow.

  • Army terminates Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Army announced Thursday night that the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program, which had been awarded to Bell Helicopter, has been scrapped because development costs had almost tripled from $359 million to $942 million.

  • Army medicine improves with new dressings

    Oct 17, 2008

    The Army continues to improve medical care on the battlefield by sending two new first-aid products into theater that will potentially save more SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives, said Army medical officials.

  • Corps of Engineers: Fort Carson Training

    Oct 16, 2008

    USACE invests $110 million in high-tech training grounds at Fort Carson, Co.

  • Myth busted: scientists unveil high-tech Army

    Oct 9, 2008

    Advancements in science and technology that support full-spectrum operations, like exoskeletons, were discussed at the annual meeting and exhibition of the Association of the United States Army in Washington D.C.

  • FCS exhibit

    Oct 9, 2008

    Future Combat Systems brings tomorrow's life-saving technology to today.

  • Watervliet Arsenal: When Good Isn't Good Enough

    Oct 9, 2008

    What started off as a serious logistical challenge at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal one year ago, has turned into a $2 million windfall for the Department of Defense.

  • Software Engineering Expansion Gives Soldiers Boost

    Oct 8, 2008

    Software engineering and development that help Soldiers train to fight with more lethality just got bigger and better. More than 100 people celebrated the expansion of the new 78,800 square foot Software Engineering Directorate building during a ribbon cutting Sept. 29. The annex was started in September 2006 and completed in July this year, with another building on the way. The new $19.6 million facility will expand the ArmyAca,!a,,cs capability to support aviation, unmanned air vehicles, and missile system projects, as well as provide a platform to conduct testing and development in all levels of the Army weapons systems life cycle. What SED gives to the Soldier is the guts, said Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Maverick missile system work increasing

    Oct 8, 2008

    Technicians will see their mission to overhaul, repair and test Maverick missile guidance and control systems (GCS) grow from about 300 to more than 700 per year.

  • Vice chief: FCS vehicles will transform warfighting

    Oct 8, 2008

    New Army fighting vehicles promise to transform the nature of war as dramatically as the tank did in the 20th Century, said Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli in remarks delivered Monday at an annual breakfast meeting of the Association of the United States Army.

  • LandWarNet transforming to enable Warfighters

    Oct 7, 2008

    Army leadership discussed the importance of transforming LandWarNet to an enterprise structure in order to enable Warfighter capabilities Monday, at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

  • Army Evaluation Task Force key to FCS integration

    Oct 7, 2008

    The Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition kicked-off Monday; the Army exhibit, AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army: Strength of the Nation, began its WarriorAca,!a,,cs Corner presentations with a piece on Future Combat Systems.

  • HEEL Transfer System to aid mustard agent disposal process

    Oct 6, 2008

    DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, STOCKTON, UT - Workers at the U.S. Army's Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility today began using the new Heel Transfer System process to help remove solidified mustard agent residue in bulk containers at Deseret Chemical Depot.

  • Rocket pioneers

    Oct 6, 2008

    Rocket Pioneers Wernher von Braun, Bernhard Tessmann and Karl Heimburg built early U.S. military rockets at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., home of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command in April 1950.

  • Army space Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2008

    Space Soldiers,Aca,!A? the men and women assigned to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command, perform myriad, oftentimes little-known, missions using space as their springboards to support U.S. military commanders and civilian organizations both at home and abroad.

  • Army astronauts

    Oct 6, 2008

    Just as the Army has its Aca,!A"navy,Aca,!A? Aca,!" something that sounds like a misnomer but isnAca,!a,,ct Aca,!" it has its space, not a prescribed area of land but limitless avenues in the universe that have yet to be charted.

  • Building Smart

    Oct 6, 2008

    Venture onto any Army installation and itAca,!a,,cs easy to see that construction is booming.

  • After 4 decades of service, Serao says good-bye to civil service at Picatinny

    Oct 6, 2008

    Patrick A. Serao, a member of the Senior Executive Service and executive director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Enterprise and Systems Integration Center retired Oct. 2 at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • IED Interrogation Arm

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army is confronting a new kind of warfare. The current Iraq War, in contrast to the Gulf War of the early 1990s, has spawned an environment where unconventional warfare has become the norm.

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Hawaii witnesses demonstration of 'instant' causeway

    Sep 23, 2008

    WAIPAHU PENINSULA, Hawaii Aca,!" Military and community members gathered here to witness the first official demonstration of the Lightweight Modular Causeway System (LMCS), Sept. 15.

  • Army Chief of Staff gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston, receives update on incinerator

    Sep 23, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.-U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said the last time he visited the depot was in the 1980s, and he noted that was when Rep. Bill Nichols, the namesake of the depot's industrial complex, was working on Capitol Hill.

  • Army fires first round from cannon on FCS chassis

    Sep 23, 2008

    The Future Combat Systems program successfully fired the first artillery projectile from the manned ground vehicle non-line-of-sight cannon prototype.

  • HENAAC names Army Engineer as 'Luminary Honoree'

    Sep 23, 2008

    Manuel D. Bustillos Sr., an engineer-technician with the Army Research LaboratoryAca,!a,,cs Battlefield Environment Division, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., has been named as a 2008 Luminary Honoree by HENAAC, a national organization established as a means of identifying, honoring, and documenting the contributions of outstanding Hispanic American professionals in science, engineering, technology and math.

  • CERDEC to Demonstrate Night Vision Capability to Key Leaders

    Sep 23, 2008

    CERDECAca,!a,,cs Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate will highlight the latest developments in night vision and electronic sensor technology October 1. The 2008 Executive Night Vision Technology Exposition will showcase technologies to the Department of Defense military and civilian leaders, and members of Congress.

  • Army Chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston (slideshow)

    Sep 22, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Anniston Army Depot Sept. 18, 2008.

  • Vital acquisition training treks to Southwest Asia

    Sep 22, 2008

    Here today, for the first time in Southwest Asia, Eighteen Soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors completed the classroom portion of the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course Ac"a,! known in the field as Acquisition 201B Ac"a,! one of the most difficult to obtain requirements for professional certification in the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics field.

  • Classes on new M14 take precision marksmanship to new levels

    Sep 22, 2008

    Task Force Currahee hosted a set of training classes on the newly-issued M14EBRMTT rifle at forward operating base Salerno, Khost province during August and September, 2008.

  • Army chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston

    Sep 19, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the last time he visited Anniston Army Depot was in the 1980s and "It was like the Stone Age compared to now."

  • New Army game applications look to boost tech interests

    Sep 19, 2008

    Army commands are teaming up with the Ohio Department of Education and Aca,!A"Project Lead The WayAca,!A? to use AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army PC game to promote student interest in the engineering and technical fields.

  • Warrior quest

    Sep 17, 2008

    Paintball helps build tactical skills.

  • DAC provides a unique service-radiographic expertise

    Sep 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center located in McAlester, Okla., offers unique ammunition-related services; one of those services is the availability of subject matter experts who provide answers to technical questions related to the radiographic inspection of ammunition or ammunition related items.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna--Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center

    Sep 12, 2008

    Employees support over 27,000 items from more than 200 customers. They perform over 15,000 calibration and 3,500 repair actions each year, using stateAca,!"ofAca,!"theAca,!"art calibration standards and systems.

  • Ship simulator provides testing for containerized ammunition

    Sep 12, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center located in McAlester, Okla. has developed a one of a kind capability within the Department of Defense that allows engineers to simulate real-life shipping conditions for containerized ammunition.

  • Picatinny's GPS-guided Excalibur artillery round deemed 'amazingly accurate' by troop

    Sep 11, 2008

    From taking out top al-Qaida operatives to safely firing within 50 meters of dismounted infantrymen, the Picatinny Excalibur projectile is already paying dividends a year after its initial fielding to Soldiers.

  • Picatinny engineer awarded two patents for new grenade ammunition designs

    Sep 11, 2008

    Picatinny engineer awarded two patents for new grenade ammunition designs. New design estimated to save Army more than $2 million a year.

  • JACKS - a single knowledge center for the CBRN community

    Sep 11, 2008

    JACKS is a Web-based knowledge management system that provides information for the CBRN defense community, regardless of the agency, equipment manager or data owner.

  • Chemical defense collaboration helps protect Warfighter, nation

    Sep 11, 2008

    Collaborative research here leads to countermeasures to protect the Soldiers and ultimately protects the nation.

  • Complex being built to map aircraft sound

    Sep 11, 2008

    Mapping sound in flight

  • MRICD scientist appointed associate editor of new journal

    Sep 11, 2008

    MRICD scientist named as one of two associate editors for The Botulinum Journal.

  • FCS People

    Sep 10, 2008

    Gail McCabe introduces us to a group of people who are paving the road to Army Transformation in Huntington Beach, CA.

  • Army explores fringe science, looks to communicate through brain waves

    Sep 10, 2008

    The 1982 Clint Eastwood thriller Aca,!A"FirefoxAca,!A? seemed like the ultimate military science fiction story: A former Vietnam War pilot steals a state-of-the-art Soviet fighter plane armed with weapons controlled solely by thought. More than 25 years later, the Army is funding research to explore the futuristic concept of using brain waves to communicate.

  • Out of storage in Qatar, into the fight in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! Operational and environmental conditions in Afghanistan place heavy loads on not just Soldiers, but also the combat and tactical vehicles used to transport people and equipment around the Operation Enduring Freedom area of operations.

  • Picatinny ARDEC emergency operations center provides support for Democratic National Convention

    Sep 5, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Throughout the Democratic National Convention Aug. 25 Aca,!" 28, PicatinnyAca,!a,,cs Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Testbed Emergency Operations Center supported the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT FA40 Space Symposium Underway

    Sep 4, 2008

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A crowd of 100 individuals attended the 2008 U.S. Army FA40 Space Operations Symposium opening event in Colorado Springs on the evening of Sept. 2, at the Radisson Hotel. The four-day symposium is designed to provide an operational update to the Army Space Operations Professionals (FA40) as well as provide education on force improvements and new initiatives at strategic, operational and tactical levels. The symposium will also serve as a forum to discuss Army Space Operations Officer's roles, responsibilities, opportunities and Army Space issues impacting the Army community.