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  • Oil Analysis Lab

    Jul 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights its Oil Analysis lab located at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • M45 Mask Production

    Jul 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights M45 mask production at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark.

  • Spartan Missile Motor Destruction

    Jul 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the destruction of 22 Spartan Missile motors at Anniston Army Depot, Ala.

  • JMIDS Touches Down at National Training Center

    Jul 9, 2007

    A C130 Hercules aircraft touches down at the Bicycle Lake airfield at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin on Monday July 9, 2007. The New York Air National Guard aircraft was part of a demonstration of the Joint Modular Intermodal Distribution System (JMIDS). The JMIDS incorporates a standardized modular, collapsible container and platform in concert with an electronic tracking system. The system was developed to overcome challenges in origin-to-destination cargo delivery through the Defense Transportation System (DTS).

  • Nuclear Ingredients In Georgia

    Jul 9, 2007

    USACE detects nuclear ingredients in country of Georgia.

  • Support Group Develops New Improved Weapons Mount

    Jul 9, 2007

    The engineer shop, Allied Trades Section, at the AGS|AECOM compound here uses creativity and inventiveness to fabricate new tools to help warfighters in the field.

  • 2/405th AFSB retrofitting Strykers for 2nd SCR

    Jul 6, 2007

    VILSECK, GERMANY - A combined team under the leadership of 2nd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade is conducting Stryker vehicle retrofits on 314 vehicles for the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

  • Counterdrug Outfits Program with New Equipment

    Jul 3, 2007

    Citizen-Soldiers and -Airmen in the ground reconnaissance, civil operations, and criminal analysis fields will see new and/or upgraded equipment between now and next fiscal year.

  • Daily Maintenance Keeps UAV Eyes in the Sky

    Jul 2, 2007

    One of the assets commanders in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team use to view the battlefield is the RQ-7 Shadow 200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The UAV is able to provide the combat team with video coverage of an area of interest for hours at 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the launch and recovery site.

  • Closing the Circle Awards

    Jul 2, 2007

    Army receives two Closing the Circle environmental awards from the White House. James Williams reports.

  • Gates Urges Faster Production of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

    Jul 2, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today he refuses to accept that improvised explosive devices are an uncontrollable challenge, and he urged private industry members today to produce Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, known as MRAPs, quickly and in greater numbers to counter this threat.

  • America's Army Game Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

    Jun 29, 2007

    Wednesday July 4 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of America's Army, the Army's computer game and one of the top-ten online games, and the launch of its new Web site, www.americasarmy.com.

  • Mechanic School Goes 3-D

    Jun 28, 2007

    In an effort to increase training effectiveness and reach a new generation of Soldiers, the U.S. Army 187th Ordnance Battalion Wheel Vehicle Mechanic School at Fort Jackson has employed an innovative training method.

  • USACE Katrina Analysis / eCYBERMISSION

    Jun 28, 2007

    USACE releases risk analysis prototype based on post-Katrina analysis; eCYBERMISSION competition announces winners.

  • USJFCOM, Others to Test Coalition Combat Identification Capability

    Jun 28, 2007

    During the upcoming exercise Bold Quest, U.S. Joint Forces Command will team with the U.S. military and international allies to assess the technologies to be used with the Coalition Combat Identification Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration designed to reduce friendly fire incidents and increase situational awareness.

  • Gait Labs / Army Combat Readiness Center

    Jun 27, 2007

    Gait Labs at WRAMC helps wounded Troops live more active lives by creating better prosthetics; The Army Combat Readiness Centers wants to remind everyone about heat related injuries as summer heats up.

  • Engineers power up Iraqi Police

    Jun 27, 2007

    On the streets of IraqAca,!a,,cs capital, electricity comes and goes. Some enjoy it without interruption. Others receive periods of steady supply followed by rolling blackouts.

  • Humvee Rollover Training Saves Lives in Afghanistan

    Jun 27, 2007

    Special training in escaping from an overturned Humvee paid off last month for soldiers assigned here who suffered only minor injuries when their Humvee rolled over after an attempted suicide-car-bomb attack.

  • Chemical Weapons Disposal Benchmark

    Jun 25, 2007

    The U.S. Meets the 45 percent Benchmark for Disposal of National Chemical Weapons arsenal.

  • USACE Kentucky Lock

    Jun 25, 2007

    River transportation is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Mary Cochran reports figures from a USACE lock project back that statement up.

  • Walter Reed Gait Laboratory Puts Amputee Troops Back in Step

    Jun 22, 2007

    As today's highly active servicemember amputees push their prosthetic devices to the limits, a lab at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here is gathering data that will help designers make the prostheses better, while enabling faster, more efficient recoveries for patients.

  • Command Helps Test New Gun Shot Location System

    Jun 22, 2007

    The ShotSpotter system is an acoustic gun and mortar detection system that uses sound triangulation to detect and locate the origin of weaponsAca,!a,,c fire from a variety of small arms and crew-served weapons, added Ferrazano.

  • Pentagon Puts Critical Technology on Trial

    Jun 22, 2007

    Defense officials this week are judging innovative tools that provide geospatial imaging, boost network communication and security, or fulfill other warfighter requirements on their utility, security and interoperability with existing and new systems.

  • Walter Reed Weapons Training System Gets Troops Back to Shooting

    Jun 22, 2007

    The Fire Arms Training System is part of occupational therapy at the center. It teaches servicemembers how to adjust to their injuries and how to fire military weapons despite new limitations. A computer system runs scenarios, and servicemembers fire a variety of electronically integrated weapons at a large screen. The results are digitally tallied in a computer, and progress is charted.

  • 'Virtual Installation' Aims to Extend Big-Base Support to Small-Town America

    Jun 22, 2007

    Laura Stultz may have never been in the military herself, but she's had lots of experience holding down the home front, far from the nearest military installation, when her Soldier deploys.

  • Dunker Training

    Jun 21, 2007

    Soldiers Train to escape from a submerged helicopter. Spc. Eric Dziubyna reports.

  • Acting SecArmy: Army Pushing to Accelerate New Armored Vehicles to Theater

    Jun 21, 2007

    The Army is working with its sister services to ramp up production of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle and speed up the timetable for getting it to deployed troops, said Pete Geren, the Army secretary nominee.

  • U.S. Army reaches 45% Chemical Weapons Convention destruction milestone

    Jun 20, 2007

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" Today, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced the safe destruction of 45 percent of the United States chemical stockpile, accomplishing a major Chemical Weapons Convention milestone well ahead of the other signatory nations with major stockpiles.

  • Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosts European CTC conference

    Jun 20, 2007

    Representatives from 16 coalition countries gathered at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels recently to share their knowledge and discover new and better ways to train Soldiers for combat. The European Combat Training Center Conference was a three-day forum hosted by JMRC for trainers from all over the world. It gave commanders a chance to learn about each country's tactics, techniques and training procedures.

  • RRAD produces 10,000th HMMWV, Casey calls depot "crown jewel of the Army"

    Jun 19, 2007

    "Wow, what can I say," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., during a Red River ceremony held May 23 recognizing the production of the 10,000th HMMWV at the depot.

  • DOD Conducts Hurricane Training Exercise with FEMA, Texas

    Jun 19, 2007

    First responders and civil-support-operations personnel from the Department of Defense, Federal Emergency Management Agency and state of Texas trained for a hurricane disaster in Austin during the Texas Hurricane Exercise June 4-7.

  • C-27J Spartan Named as Joint Cargo Aircraft

    Jun 19, 2007

    The U. S. Army announced a $2.04 billion contract award June 13 to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems for their C-27J Spartan to be the Joint Cargo Aircraft. This JCA program is a combined Air Force and Army effort to have an airframe that will meet warfighter needs for intratheater airlift.

  • Top 10 Inventions of 2006

    Jun 19, 2007

    Top Ten Inventions of 2006 - Army Material Command awards its Army Top Ten inventions for 2006 at a ceremony in Arlington, VA. Crystal Park reports.

  • Battle Company Trains on Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder

    Jun 18, 2007

    The paratroopers were keen for the mission despite their rough conditions. The difference between a tan line and dirty skin has long since passed. Bites from sand fleas and mosquitoes just add to the problem. Electricity, toilets and running water (a 45 minute patrol away) are long forgotten conveniences.

  • 'Lady Luck' Goes in for Routine Maintenance

    Jun 18, 2007

    Just like you take your vehicle in every 3,000 miles for an oil change, tune-up and tire rotation, a military aircraft also need regularly scheduled maintenance to keep its performance at its peak.

  • Army Continues Working to Improve Warfighters' Gear, Equipment

    Jun 15, 2007

    TodayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers have the best equipment available, and the Army keeps striving to improve it, the general who oversees the equipping effort said.

  • Army Recognizes Greatest Inventions for 2006

    Jun 15, 2007

    Researchers behind the Army's top 10 greatest inventions for 2006 were recognized at a ceremony Tuesday in Arlington, Va.

  • Army Birthday Bash Features New, Emerging Technology

    Jun 15, 2007

    Servicemembers, civilian workers and contractors roamed through displays to touch fabrics being incorporated into new uniform items, peek through the sites of new optical equipment, and kick the tires on new Future Combat System vehicles.

  • Precision Airdrops Deliver Directly to Battlefield Soldiers

    Jun 14, 2007

    Water, food and ammunition are only useful if they make it to the people who need them. Fortunately for battlefield Airmen, Soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan these supplies are flown in using the Joint Precision Airdrop System.

  • Medical Models Cut Time, Risk for Walter Reed Patients

    Jun 14, 2007

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center's 3-D Medical Applications Center uses technology originally designed for the manufacturing industry to cut down on the amount of time a patient is in surgery by as much as six hours.

  • Group Links Guard Families With Loved Ones

    Jun 13, 2007

    The nonprofit group Aca,!A"Operation HomelinkAca,!A? provided 100 Massachusetts National Guard families with refurbished desktop computers earlier this month to ensure they can communicate with deployed loved ones via e-mail.

  • Humvee 3-D Simulator Wins M&S Award

    Jun 12, 2007

    Fort Jackson's Wheel Vehicle Mechanic School is transforming how it teaches Soldiers to maintain Humvees by using computer technology that makes each part of the vehicle Aca,!A"come alive.Aca,!A?

  • PEO STRI Helps Soldiers Refine Intelligence Collection Techniques

    Jun 11, 2007

    The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) fielded the first tactical questioning trainer to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., June 9. The device offers military intelligence units sustainment training in strategic examination skills for situations when an interpreter is required.

  • Forensic Science Gives Edge to Warfighters

    Jun 11, 2007

    Since opening its doors seven months ago, the Multinational Corps Aca,!" Iraq Law Enforcement Forensics Laboratory has been enabling warfighters to track down criminals and insurgents throughout Iraq.

  • Army Research Unit Developing New Way to Assign Pilots to Advanced Aircraft

    Jun 11, 2007

    The computer-based test, called the Track Assignment Classification Tool or TACT, will replace the traditional order-of-merit aircraft selection process and should, according to officials, maximize the likelihood of a pilot completing a successful career as an Army aviator.

  • Fresh Water in Iraq

    Jun 8, 2007

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves forward in providing fresh water and utilities to Iraqi citizens of Mosul. Five water pump stations have been completed.

  • New, Improved Military Equipment Showcased

    Jun 7, 2007

    America's servicemembers are the best-equipped in the world and the public got a chance to see some of the new technology that is saving lives and winning the fight on the battlefields.

  • Prosthetics Demonstration at WRAMC

    Jun 7, 2007

    Wounded Warriors demonstrate the prosthetic technology at WRAMC. Jini Ryan reports.

  • Schweinfurt turns out in force for marrow donation

    Jun 7, 2007

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- One hundred and twenty members from the Schweinfurt community are life-savers - or are at least willing to be.

  • 15 Terrorists Captured / Hurricane Preparation

    Jun 6, 2007

    Joint Operations in Iraq result in the capture of 15 suspected terrorists; The Army supplies coastal states equipment in preparation for hurricane season.

  • Barge Mission

    Jun 6, 2007

    Army Apache helicopters on their way to Iraq are transferred to a barge for transit down the Rhein River. Michelle Michael reports.

  • Graf saving energy, one long-lasting bulb at a time

    Jun 6, 2007

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In 1992 Dieter Bauernschmitt, with little fanfare, unscrewed a blown light bulb from his living room ceiling and replaced it with a brand new bulb.

  • Saving Robots to Save Battlefield Lives

    Jun 5, 2007

    One arm and a visceral cavity, wide open with its contents scattered about, is the cost of saving SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. But the brain is intact. Despite the destruction, the remotely operated vehicle can be rebuilt and salvaged by Camp VictoryAca,!a,,cs Joint Robotics Repair Facility.

  • A.I. Prosthetics

    Jun 5, 2007

    Wounded Soldiers demonstrate artificially intelligent prosthetics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • FCS at Pentagon

    Jun 4, 2007

    Future Combat Systems holds a demonstration at the Pentagon.

  • Walter Reed Workshop Showcases Prosthetic Technology

    Jun 4, 2007

    As the use of improvised explosive devices has continued steadily against U.S. troops in Iraq, the Defense Department has made treating those troops seriously injured in the blasts a top priority.

  • Two New Helicopters

    Jun 1, 2007

    Two teams from the Army Operational Test Command went to Fort Campbell, KY and Barstow, CA to test two new helicopters, the CH-47F Chinook and the UH-72A Lakota.

  • Air Cavalry Crew Chief Stays Busy in Baghdad Skies

    May 30, 2007

    Sgt. Ron Scheuren gets to fly nearly every day at work, but this 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division soldier isnAca,!a,,ct Superman. As a crew chief, heAca,!a,,cs responsible for the passengersAca,!a,,c and aircraftAca,!a,,cs protection while flying. HeAca,!a,,cs also responsible for maintaining the Black Hawk while itAca,!a,,cs not in flight, said Scheuren.

  • Army's Newest Modular Combat Team Makes Mark in Iraq

    May 30, 2007

    In the past three weeks, under Operation Dragon Fire, Soldiers have cleared 45 Baghdad neighborhoods, detained 94 terrorist suspects, freed two kidnapped citizens and captured a large quantity of weapons and explosives.

  • Simulated Terrorist Threat Trains Military, Civilian Agencies

    May 29, 2007

    Hundreds of first responders, with uniforms ranging from the reflective jackets of local firefighters to military biohazard suits, were on hand at the Alaska Railroad dock to practice an integrated response to a simulated terrorist threat on a marine vessel.

  • Testing Sense Through Structures Capabilities

    May 29, 2007

    Using aspects of an agreement with an industry partner, U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Urban Operations Office has begun initial testing of some joint capabilities that will enable detection, location and tracking of personnel, weapons and explosives inside buildings.

  • Joint Organization Trains Troops to Defeat IEDs

    May 29, 2007

    "IEDs are the number one killer on the battlefield," said Army Brig. Gen. Robert W. Cone. "I donAca,!a,,ct think weAca,!a,,cre doing enough to address that at home stations."

  • Belize Aircraft Recovery Mission

    May 25, 2007

    Soldiers from 1-228th Aviation Regiment preform aircraft recovery mission in Belize City, Belize.

  • Army Tests Latest Chinook, Lakota Helicopters

    May 25, 2007

    Two teams from the Army Operational Test Command here traveled to Fort Campbell, Ky., and Barstow, Calif., to test two new helicopters.

  • Ammo Plant

    May 24, 2007

    Radford Army Ammunition Plant steps up production.

  • NCOs attend Fort Bliss course - via Germany

    May 24, 2007

    KATTERBACH ARMY AIRFIELD, ANSBACH, Germany -- How do you get adequate training for leaders in a unit with an extremely high operational tempo that is preparing to deploy' One such unit -- V Corps' 12th Combat Aviation Brigade -- turned to high technology for the answer.

  • Interceptor vs. Dragon Skin

    May 23, 2007

    Brig. Gen. Mark Brown releases testing information in response to NBC news report that challenged the Army's choice of Interceptor Body Armor versus Pinnacle's "Dragon Skin."

  • Body Armor Quality

    May 23, 2007

    PEO Soldier defends the quality of its Body Armor and the decision not to use the new Dragon Skin armor. Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores reports.

  • New Lab To Study Sports-Related Injuries in Soldiers

    May 22, 2007

    A new Sports Medicine Laboratory here will help researchers study sports-related injuries in military personnel during regular physical training, combat operations and recreational time.

  • Army Defends Interceptor Body Armor as the Best for the Best

    May 22, 2007

    After enduring a year of debate on the supremacy of its Interceptor Body Armor in relative silence, the Army is going public to put to rest any doubts that IBA is the best available and that it has out-performed other armor in rigorous testing.

  • Army Defends Body Armor Quality

    May 22, 2007

    U.S. troops operating in Iraq and Afghanistan have the best body armor in the world, and the Army is constantly looking for ways to improve force protection, the general in charge of the program told reporters here today. "Force protection is the No. 1 priority of the U.S. Army. We value our Soldiers very highly, and we do everything we can do to ensure that they have the finest in force protection as they go into the battle," Army Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, Program Executive Officer Soldier, said at a Pentagon news conference.

  • Training Soldiers for IED Awareness

    May 21, 2007

    A soda can covered in black tape with a wire sticking out sits on a dining facility table. A gray artillery shell sits on top of a projector in a battalion classroom. A land mine is hidden underneath a stairwell.

  • Stryker Operations in Baqubah

    May 18, 2007

    Strykers arrive in Diyala Province and conduct operations with other units on patrol in Baqubah, Iraq.

  • Unmanned Vehicle Management System Capability Under Evaluation

    May 18, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Unmanned System Common Control Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration designed to create a set of common joint standards and architecture for unmanned vehicles is well on its way to the joint warfighter.

  • Troops and First Responders Test Exercise Response

    May 17, 2007

    Troops and first responders at Forward Operating Base Q-West put their chemical training to the test May 10, during a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exercise. The exercise was designed to assess how prepared Soldiers are in the event of a VBIED. Role players and Hollywood-style special effects makeup added to the realism.

  • Reconstructing Ramadi

    May 17, 2007

    The US Army Corps of Engineers helps reconstruct Ramadi's dated electrical and plumbing systems.

  • New Systems Test Military, Civilian Communications During Exercise

    May 16, 2007

    Ardent Sentry/Northern Edge 2007, a two-week national-level exercise involving local, state and federal government agencies, is proving the capabilities of the Incident Command System.

  • Carson Encroachment

    May 16, 2007

    Fort Carson Environmental Resource Managers develop strong civic partnerships and pursue conservation easements in order to sustain the installations ability to train.

  • Proposed Cuts Endanger Army's Future Combat System

    May 15, 2007

    Proposed cuts to the Army's Future Combat Systems endanger a program that would improve military capabilities today and in the future, said Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, the service's director of force development and deputy chief of staff.

  • MRAPS / Army Recruiting Numbers

    May 14, 2007

    Secretary of Defense Gates talks about the advantages of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPS) at a Pentagon Press Conference; Army recruiting numbers hit benchmarks across the board.

  • New Incident Response Vehicle Proves Itself

    May 14, 2007

    Greensburg, Kan. (5/14/2007) - In the first morning after a deadly tornado leveled Greensburg on the night of May 4, around 50 Kansas National Guard troops had already arrived at ground zero to provide security and aid. By the second day the number of troops had doubled, and by the third day the number had doubled again. On the fourth day, over 500 Kansas Guard Soldiers and Airmen were at the scene assisting with recovery efforts. Helping to coordinate the large-scale mobilization of troops, their equipment, and other state resources was the ACU-1000, a hybrid piece of electronics barely the size of a small refrigerator. Housed in a trailer-sized van known as the C2V Mobile Incident Response Vehicle, the equipment was also among the first Kansas Guard assets to arrive that morning after the disaster.

  • Ranges to Fire Back

    May 14, 2007

    Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson will soon face a new enemy, one that can "shoot back." Laser Target Interface Devices, which will be added to various ranges, work in conjunction with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System.

  • Military Displays Equipment, Technology at Public Service Recognition Exhibit

    May 14, 2007

    Army Staff Sgt. Faith Pemberton said yesterday that seeing the U.S. Army's Virtual Experience combat simulator gave her the "heebie-jeebies."

  • Guard Tested as First Military Responder to Nuclear Disaster

    May 14, 2007

    When National Guard planners set in motion a training exercise to test the force's abilities as the first military responder to a catastrophic nuclear explosion, it was destined to fail.

  • Military Displays Equipment, Technology at Public Service Recognition Exhibit

    May 14, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Faith Pemberton said Friday that seeing the Army's Virtual Experience combat simulator gave her the "heebie-jeebies."

  • Leadership Awards / MyPay Virtual Keyboard

    May 11, 2007

    2007 Gen. MacArthur Leadership Awards among whom is CPT Gittins; MyPay sets up Virtual Keyboard for added layer of protection for servicemembers.

  • Longbow Crew Trainer

    May 11, 2007

    The 12th Aviation Combat Brigade aviators trains with the Longbow Crew Trainer. Rick Bumgardner reports.

  • Gates Hopes to Get Better Armored Vehicles to Troops Faster

    May 11, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is exploring ways to speed up the timetable for getting more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles to troops in Iraq.Gates told reporters during yesterday's Pentagon news conference that he's impressed by what he's read about the MRAPs and the improved troop protection they offer over up-armored Humvees.

  • JTACs Call in 'Guardian Angels'

    May 10, 2007

    A joint terminal attack controller is completely immersed downrange on the battlefield. His heart is pounding and his forehead drips with sweat as he directs a combat aircraft to provide close-air support for U.S. ground forces there.

  • New Medical Recording System Tracks Inpatient Care

    May 10, 2007

    The U.S. Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait will become the first deployed hospital to gain total visibility of inpatient medical procedures completed on the battlefield this month.

  • American Soldier Van Heads to DC

    May 9, 2007

    The public will have a chance to see and touch some of the Army's latest and greatest gear as the American Soldier Adventure Van makes two stops in the Washington, DC area in May.

  • Guard Fire Hawk-Black Hawk crews ready for NE Florida wildfires

    May 9, 2007

    Florida National Guard aviators at the Aviation Support Facility in Brooksville, Fla., were preparing their helicopters for weekend fire suppression missions in the central Florida on Friday.

  • Future Combat Systems

    May 8, 2007

    Soldiers participate in a recent Future Combat Systems Experiment using an unmanned ground vehicle to clear a building. The portable, robotic vehicles can be used in combat for duties too hazardous for Soldiers.

  • 15 Month Deployments / Army Combat Shirt

    May 8, 2007

    The Chief of Staff of the Army, General George Casey speaks with Army Families in Hawaii about new 15 month rotations; New Army combat shirt to be issued to deploying soldiers.

  • Army Hosts Interactive Modernization (FCS) Display at Pentagon

    May 7, 2007

    The Army this week is hosting an interactive demonstration of its Future Combat Systems (FCS) modernization program in the Pentagon parking lot -- South parking, between Corridors 2 and 3, behind the bus lines. (See attached media advisory.) Pentagon staff and visitors are welcome.

  • New Policy Makes Soldier UAV Operators Eligible for Aviation Badge

    May 7, 2007

    U.S. Army Intelligence Center Soldiers in the new qualifying career fields and military occupational specialties of 96U and 35K, enlisted and warrant officer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operator, received aviation badges April 26 in a pinning ceremony here. As aviation specialists, these Soldiers now fulfill the requirement for the badges.

  • Weapons Training

    May 7, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a weapons training demonstration during a visit to the Center for the Intrepid and the Fisher House in San Antonio, Texas, May 3, 2007. The training is designed to help develop the wounded servicemembers weapons-handling skills and decision-making ability before returning to duty.

  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Mobile Demonstration Trailer and Technologies Display

    May 7, 2007

    The Mobile Demonstration Trailer is a simulation-like device that involves modernized Army FCS vehicles. The trailer helps demonstrate the ArmyAca,!Eoes innovative new fighting strategy (or network-centric concept of operations) from the perspective of a Soldier inside an FCS mounted combat system. Developed by the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Lead Systems Integrator (LSI), the trailer houses three mock, motion-based operator stations. These stations allows visitors to experience a simulated operation from inside a modernized FCS vehicle. Indeed, vehicle operators can drive through a simulated battlefield mission, engage targets, control an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and experience, firsthand, other operational benefits of improved situational awareness.

  • PEO Soldier to Unveil New Army Combat Shirt

    May 4, 2007

    The Army Program Executive Office Soldier will soon provide an improved Army combat shirt to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. The flame-resistant long-sleeved shirt, which retains the moisture-wicking capability, breathability, and durability of other components in the ACU, also has many of its other features, including cargo pockets, infrared identification tabs, and hook-and-loop fasteners for the American flag.

  • Hurricane Response Exercise

    May 4, 2007

    Northern Command and US Army North in conjunction with other government agencies are conducting a Hurricane response exercise in Providence, Rhode Island.

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