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  • Scouts worlds apart share experiences

    Jan 16, 2009

    Scouts from Iraq and Forts in America share experiences via a teleconference.

  • Picatinny employees honored for improvement in hand grenade safety

    Jan 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny employees Jason DeVenezia and Yusif H. Yafai were commended here in December for their work on a device that will make hand grenades safer for Soldiers to use.

  • Virtual reality system lets Army leaders practice integrating joint fires into operations

    Jan 15, 2009

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division held its first-ever virtual Joint-Fire, Coordination Exercise. The week-long training exercise held Jan. 12 Aca,!" 15 at the Fort Bragg Battle Command Training Center was a unique opportunity for company commanders, fire support officers, platoon leaders and forward observers from across the brigade to practice integrating fire support assets into their operations without having to fire a single real round.

  • Crossroads requires Watervliet transformation

    Jan 14, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc The ArmyAca,!a,,cs cannon factory in upstate New York is at a crossroad, but some might say that it has been at one crossroad or another for nearly 200 years. The view at this crossroad, however, may never have been clearer. The Watervliet Arsenal will continue to improve its core mission, which is to produce the finest military hardware for cannon, artillery, and mortar systems, but will do so by creating an Arsenal that will be known as much for its high-technology park as it is for its cannon factory, said Col. Scott N. Fletcher, Arsenal commander

  • Army receives first six NEVs

    Jan 13, 2009

    The Army accepted the first six of 4,000 "neighborhood electric vehicles" during a ceremony Jan. 12 at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Deputy commanding general praises depot uniqueness, employee competence

    Jan 13, 2009

    Larry Tompkins briefs Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, on capacity management tools within the Logistics Modernization Program system.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - The Welding Branch

    Jan 13, 2009

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" The Welding BranchAca,!a,,cs 18 employees weld fabricated components supporting several missions -- Blue Force Tracking, Power Distribution Illumination systems, electronic shelters and vans, Mine Resistant Ambush Protectant Brackets, large antennas for communications systems, and housings for missile control subsystems. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support DirectorateAca,!a,,cs Industrial Services Division. Branch personnel use state-of-the-art equipment such as welding machines, handcutting and brazing torches, plasma cutting machines, and a modular fixturing table to work on thousands of components annually. Each welding booth is equipped with an air flow system to remove harmful fumes and dust from the work area. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the commandAca,!a,,cs mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Scope of logistics mission extends from NEPA mountains to warzone

    Jan 13, 2009

    TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs ability to make on-site repairs to communications-electronics equipment extends the scope of its maintenance and logistics mission from the mountains of Pennsylvania to the deserts of Southwest Asia.

  • AMC program teaches directors, managers new ways to do business

    Jan 13, 2009

    Tobyhanna senior leaders are discovering new ways to improve business processes with the help of an Army Materiel Command executive development program.

  • Firefinder processor tests successful - Verification exercise preps radar for rollout of new equipme

    Jan 13, 2009

    Verification exercise preps radar for rollout of new equipment. Testing conducted here last month may soon give warfighters even more reliable Firefinder radar systems.

  • Army receives first six NEVs

    Jan 12, 2009

    The first six "neighborhood electric vehicles" were delivered to the Army Jan. 12 during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va. The ceremonial delivery of the NEVs, which are entirely electric powered, represents the beginning of a leasing action by the Army to obtain more than 4,000 of the vehicles. The use of NEVs by the Army is part of its comprehensive and far-reaching energy security initiative to ease its dependence on fossil fuels. As part of that initiative, the service will be leveraging electric vehicles and other technologies that exist today, as well as exploring emerging technologies.

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2009

    Robotics, communications electronics, sensors, simulators and the latest battlefield cuisine brought the message of strength through technology to a New YearAca,!a,,cs weekend event best know for its focus on the physical characteristics of strength. High technology exhibits from the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Research Development and Engineering Command took center stage for the thousands who came through the Army Strong Zone, the display-filled parking lot of the Alamo Bowl football stadium.

  • Patient Records: Speak it, See it, File it With New LRMC Voice Recognition System

    Jan 9, 2009

    Patient Records: Speak it, See it, File it With New LRMC Voice Recognition System

  • Commander connects online with Soldiers, families spread around the world

    Jan 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD -- Any joke about the antiquated bureaucracy of the military gets a chuckle out of servicemembers and civilians alike who work here.

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2009

  • Technology prepares NATO Soldiers in Northern Europe

    Jan 8, 2009

    CHIAfaEURoVRES AIR BASE, Belgium Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Benelux may not have the armor power of Fort Hood, Texas, or the infantry forces of Fort Bragg, N.C., but when it comes to technology, its installations are equipped with some of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs best automation equipment: The Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 and Northern EuropeAca,!a,,cs only Digital Training Facility.

  • Technology helps teens in Europe learn to drive

    Jan 8, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Teenagers are learning to drive in the rain, in the fog, even on narrow mountain roads at night. They're driving while their friends talk and laugh behind them and even while their cell phones ring. But because of new technology, their lives are in no way at risk.

  • 'Caveman' teaches robotics to troops in Iraq

    Jan 7, 2009

    Soldiers in Iraq are now better trained to use the ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest robotic systems thanks to the work of Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Caveman.Aca,!A? Although his moniker dates to prehistoric times, Norm Root is very much up to date with the high-tech use of robots like the Marcbot IV-N and Packbot 510 with Fastac Kit in explosive hazard identification, surveillance and reconnaissance, and route clearance. He recently returned from a two-month training mission in Iraq where he taught Soldiers and Marines the techniques and tricks of using the robots for bomb identification and other life threatening situations in theater. Aca,!A"They asked me at first to train Soldiers and Marines on the new equipment, the Marcbot IV-N. But those are just now getting in the field and it turned out training was really needed with the Fastac. So they asked me if I would train them on how to use the Fastac, which is in very big demand,Aca,!A? said Root, who is a Redstone contractor with Qualis Corp. working in support of PEO-Ground Combat Systems, Robotic Systems Joint Project Office.

  • Soldiers field-test MRAPs, X-Bots, Boomerangs in Iraq

    Jan 7, 2009

    Operation Iraqi Freedom is helping create a whole new way of fielding force protection products beginning with the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle which has saved lives and greatly reduced combat injuries to Soldiers on patrol.

  • Another exercise developing proficiency in Missile Defense completed

    Jan 6, 2009

    Every year the 100th Missile Defense Brigade conducts an exercise to evaluate the training plans and functional capability of their subordinate - the 49th MD Battalion - and this year was no differentAca,!A|except for the bitter cold.

  • Bamberg offers military mobile phone Web site

    Jan 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" In an effort to keep the U.S. military community here more informed with local stories and events, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg has developed a Web site for mobile phone users.

  • MRAP ambulances provide protection, 'Rolling ERs'

    Jan 5, 2009

    So medics can go where the warfighters go, Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) ambulances are being used in Iraq and Afghanistan. MRAPs were designed to increase safety of troops operating in an environment heavy with mines, improvised explosive devices and ambushes.

  • Unit keeps eye on bugs in Cuba

    Jan 2, 2009

    Mosquitoes can be a nuisance or a serious health risk for Joint Task Force Guantanamo in Cuba. Avoiding the risk of the diseases they carry is the task of the Joint Detention GroupAca,!a,,cs preventive medicine office. The office, made up of four 525th Military Police Battalion Soldiers, weekly tracks the mosquito population to make sure they arenAca,!a,,ct carrying any dangerous illness. Insects are collected weekly and sent to the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine for testing.

  • Wounded Warrior kicks off new armor for Humvee

    Dec 31, 2008

    Master Sgt. Jeffrey Mittman was the guest of honor at the Product Manager, Light Tactical Vehicles kick-off event for Fragmentation Kit Seven, the latest Overhead Armor protection for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs work horse, the M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV.

  • New lighter batteries last longer, set unordered

    Dec 31, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest batteries are lighter, last longer and are setting unordered because Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct know about them, according to officials at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Picatinny employees realize $2.7 million cost savings, cost avoidance during LSS certification

    Dec 31, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal - The ARDEC Lean Six Sigma staff recognized 16 teams consisting of 39 team members who achieved grean and black belt certification.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: World War II coveralls

    Dec 31, 2008

    A World War II museum in Arkansas is requesting that anyone who may have coveralls from that era to please contact them.

  • Four Picatinny employees recognized by NDIA

    Dec 31, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Four Picatinny employees were among 10 individuals honored by the Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association during the organizationAca,!a,,cs 28th annual Firepower Awards luncheon in Randolph Nov. 13.

  • Picatinny lab dazzles participants with non-lethal studies

    Dec 30, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" How could Soldiers determine if suspicious vehicles contain innocent civilians or dangerous insurgents' Are there ways to suppress an insurgent from opening fire on Soldiers without injuring innocent civilians in the immediate area' What are the most effective methods to clear crowds'

  • RDECOM Update (2008-12-29)

    Dec 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's sergeant major visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to examine and obtain feedback on RDECOM technologies utilized by the Warfighter.

  • Army couple graduates together

    Dec 29, 2008

    More than 90 Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army civilians and retirees participated as graduates in the 42nd semiannual commencement/graduation event on post. Graduates wore color-coded caps and gowns representing their specific institutions. Representatives from Central Michigan University, University of Mary, Upper Iowa University, Southwestern College, Central Texas College, Barton County Community College and Service Members Opportunity Colleges were on hand to present each graduate with their degree.

  • Revolutionary Technology Strengthens Military Language Training; Upgraded Software Gets Soldiers Spe

    Dec 29, 2008

    Revolutionary Technology Strengthens Military Language Training; Upgraded Software Gets Soldiers Speaking Faster

  • Last VX nerve agent munition eliminated from CMA's destruction stockpile

    Dec 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions at its destruction sites on Wed., Dec. 24, 2008.

  • McAlester Army Ammunition Plant teams up with Air Force to resolve Item Unique ID issue

    Dec 23, 2008

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant has always worked closely with customers in meeting requirements. IUID (Item Unique Identification) deployment is one example. The Air Force was tasked to meet the Department of Defense's requirement to uniquely mark all items with a unit cost of $5,000 or higher. The Air Force and MCAAP's Ammunition Operations Process Division together researched and tested many different marking systems/materials to determine the best method.

  • Joint Munitions Command headquarters finalizing preparations for Yellow Belt Certifications

    Dec 23, 2008

    The Joint Munitions Command headquarters Lean Six Sigma Office will recognize Subject Matter Experts with a yellow belt certificate and coin for the contributions they make in bringing about the successful completion of a JMC headquarters green belt or black belt project. This is being implemented to recognize SME's who go "above and beyond" simply going to some of the team meetings, and therefore play a vital role in the success of GB/BB projects.

  • Radford breaks ground on new facility for making propellant

    Dec 23, 2008

    The Joint Munitions Command marked the start of a project that will impact the future of propellant manufacturing in North America with groundbreaking Dec. 4 for a new Nitric Acid Concentrator/Sulfuric Acid Concentrator at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. "The purpose of the NAC/SAC is to manufacture strong nitric and sulfuric acid, which is key to the production of Nitrocellulose. The NAC/SAC will cost $103 million and is the first major modernization project to break ground at Radford," said Lt. Col. (P) Jon Drushal, Radford's commander.

  • Watervliet Arsenal Workforce to become...thinner

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Arsenal information technology folks have a New Year's resolution and it means getting the Arsenal workforce thinner. No, this isn't some new health kick or an attempt to make the workforce workour everday in the gym. Because we know that ain't going to happen.

  • BenAfAt, Arsenal Electrify Old Concept

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Chinese are widely known to have discovered gunpowder more than 1100 years ago, an event that radically changed warfare from what was a very personal, hand-to-hand engagement, to a beyond-the-horizon contest between armies. But for the last 25 years, the U.S. Army BenAfAt Laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal has been quietly working on a new gun system that will once again change the history of warfare - maybe for the next thousand years.

  • Film crew uses 3rd HBCT Soldiers for recruiting

    Dec 19, 2008

    A film crew from Ignited LLC, an advertising agency in El Segundo, Calif., came to Kelley Hill Dec. 12-14 to capture Soldiers at work for a new series of recruitment videos. The videos will be used to put together interactive videos for recruiters to show potential recruits various military occupation specialties (MOSs) and what each job entails.

  • 15th Sustainment Brigade trains on future now

    Dec 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The SoldierAca,!a,,cs face was lit by the soft glow from the three flat screen computer monitors lined up in front of him. His eyes flew over a rotating virtual battlefield. He could see where every friendly vehicle and unit was and instantly communicate with them.

  • Suggestion saves money, increases production

    Dec 17, 2008

    Everyone knows that necessity is the mother of invention. The necessity of readying radios for the warfighter sparked a suggestion that increases production and will save the taxpayer more than $235,000 per year.

  • Technical library at Tobyhanna Army Depot streamlines operations

    Dec 17, 2008

    Tobyhanna employees rely on the validity of thousands of documents to repair and test communications-electronics equipment used by servicemembers around the world.

  • New Online portal offers video, news, photo content for world-wide audience

    Dec 17, 2008

    Servicemembers, families and civilians around the world now have a breakthrough Internet resource for information about life at U.S. Army Installations across the Korean peninsula.

  • Program ensures Soldiers' readiness

    Dec 16, 2008

    Early in his tenure as tactical support operations supervisor at Fort Jackson, Harvey J. Jackson heard a comment from a Soldier that he said bothered him. Aca,!A"I got another broken weapon,Aca,!A? Jackson recalls hearing the Basic Combat Training Soldier say. The statement made Jackson wonder.

  • EOD academy helps Army meet increased mission

    Dec 15, 2008

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A new group-level pilot program was put to the test at Fort Carson Dec. 2-5, to help the Army meet the increasing demand of explosive ordnance disposal resources in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • FCS insights, part 2

    Dec 15, 2008

    Future Combat Systems is born out of the need to communicate on the battlefield.

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Best Crew Competition

    Dec 11, 2008

    The Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Best Crew Competition is a program which offers Soldiers from 1st Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, the opportunity to prepare, train and show their skills in a profession that they alone represent. Because 1st Space Company is the only theater missile warning unit in the Army, the competition not only identifies the best theater missile warning crew in the company, but also the best crew in the Army. These crews are without question the best in the world at what they do.

  • 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.