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  • Three Key Elements of Sustainment

    Apr 17, 2008

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

  • Army Family stays in touch via robot

    Apr 17, 2008

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

  • High-tech hits Fort Sill...literally

    Apr 17, 2008

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

  • DAC showcases equipment designed to support the warfighter

    Apr 17, 2008

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

  • MILCON: Belvoir Projects to Enhance Quality of Life

    Apr 15, 2008

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

  • USACE Haditha Dam

    Apr 15, 2008

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

  • MILCON: Huachuca Building Energy-Efficient Neighborhoods

    Apr 14, 2008

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

  • New Safety Stop Light

    Apr 14, 2008

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

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

    Apr 14, 2008

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

  • USACE Repurposes Iraqi Army Fort

    Apr 14, 2008

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

  • FCS Land Warrior: Value Added to Army

    Apr 11, 2008

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

  • Largest USACE Contract

    Apr 10, 2008

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

  • MNC-I surgeons lay foundation for Iraqi healthcare

    Apr 10, 2008

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

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

    Apr 9, 2008

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

  • Environmental Customer Service Technicians

    Apr 8, 2008

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

  • Going Green

    Apr 7, 2008

    The Army is in the midst of the largest and greenest building boom since World War II. The Corps of Engineers is changing how buildings go up an down, under LEEDs.

  • TRADOC In-Depth with Dr. Michael Vlahos

    Apr 7, 2008

    Dr. Vlahos talks with the TRADOC News Service about his participation in Unified Quest 2008. UQ is the Army Chief of Staff's wargame that is analyzing how the Army will operate in the era of persistent conflict.

  • Aberdeen groundbreaking sets stage for new era

    Mar 21, 2008

    Army officials broke ground Monday on a new $477 million complex at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., marking the start of construction of "Phase One" of the Team C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) campus there.

  • RRAD, TRMD receive new Patriot equipment

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Theater Readiness Monitoring Directorate and Red River Army Depot celebrated the Initial Operations Capability for the Patriot PM 560 March 5 with a ceremony. The event signified that all verifications and validations are complete and Patriot missiles will now be processed using the PM 560 certification process at RRAD.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony held for world-class Natick facility

    Mar 14, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- On March 7, the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Thermal Test Facility. This facility will provide the centerAca,!a,,cs researchers with unprecedented capabilities to evaluate the effect of flame and thermal threats against protective clothing and individual equipment. It also will assist in the development of new and improved materials for flame and thermal protection for the individual Soldier.

  • Motorcycle Simulator

    Mar 12, 2008

    Before you strap on your helmets and chaps, Fort Stewart has a 'simulated' way to keep you safe. Kristin Smith reports.

  • JLTV one step closer to entering technology development

    Mar 11, 2008

    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps co-hosted a three-day preproposal conference at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 19-21, to inform industry of the U.S. governmentAca,!a,,cs acquisition strategy for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program.

  • White Sands Testing New Laser Devices

    Mar 11, 2008

    A new series of laser aiming and illumination devices for Soldiers' weapons are now being tested at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • Aviation Life Support Equipment team takes care of equipment that takes care of pilots

    Mar 11, 2008

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Mar. 11, 2008) -- Have you ever been walking and had a small rock get inside your shoe' Remember that sharp, and annoying, discomfort you felt with every step you took' Now imagine having to walk around for hours with that rock in your shoe and not being able to remove it. An aviator can experience a similar type of pain during a mission if a piece of equipment -- such as a flight helmet -- needs to be fixed or just doesnAca,!a,,ct fit properly. The 12th Combat Aviation BrigadeAca,!a,,cs Aviation Life Support Equipment shop is responsible for inspecting and repairing that equipment for aviators in Multi-National Division - Baghdad.

  • White Sands Testing New Weapons to Counter IEDs

    Mar 10, 2008

    Science fiction is becoming reality at the Joint Directed Energy Test Site at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The site, currently undergoing an expansion, is being used to test and evaluate new directed-energy weapons designed to detect and destroy Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • Combat Feeding Directorate

    Mar 10, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate and the advances made to the Unitized Group Ration-Express and the First Strike Ration.

  • Excalibur Round Debuts in Afghanistan

    Mar 10, 2008

    Soldiers fired the first 155mm GPS-guided Excalibur artillery round in Afghanistan Feb. 25.

  • Mustangs go virtual for first time since returning from Iraq

    Mar 10, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Just a few weeks after returning from a well-earned vacation, the troops from Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, are already getting back in the driverAca,!a,,cs seat.

  • Schofield Barracks

    Mar 7, 2008

    The Army is investing 40 billion dollars over the next five years to build and refurbish facilities world wide. This benefits the entire Army family. Mary Cochran reports how the upgrades effect single Soldier living at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

  • ROC drill prepares units in Afghanistan for arrival of new MRAPs

    Mar 7, 2008

    To prepare for the upcoming delivery of the new Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, the 401st Army Field Support Brigade-Afghanistan recently conducted a MRAP Rehearsal of Concept fielding drill.

  • 1,000th CSS VSAT terminal rolls off the line

    Mar 7, 2008

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. - The 1,000th Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal rolled off the assembly line at the plant of L-3 Global Communications Solutions, Inc. in Victor, N.Y. Jan. 9.

  • Communications pipes will expand to meet future demand

    Mar 7, 2008

    In the future, the Army will continue to provide many capabilities to enhance the WarfighterAca,!a,,cs ability to fulfill his or her mission. Its communications pipe will expand to allow for such capabilities.

  • Army Science Board meets with Ironhorse Brigade to discuss Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Members of the Army Science BoardAca,!"an advisory panel of experts from various military, technical and scientific backgroundsAca,!"met with senior leadership from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here Feb. 27 in a series of meetings to discuss lessons learned from the brigadeAca,!a,,cs recent deployment, Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 06-08.

  • Cargo helicopter pilots get lift with training

    Mar 4, 2008

    Flight training is reaching new heights without ever leaving the ground. The Army has moved into a new era in proficiency and safety, and RedstoneAca,!a,,cs PM Cargo is leading the way.

  • SETAF Helo Jump

    Mar 4, 2008

    Paratroopers from the Southern European Task Force Stationed in Vicenza, Italy jumped out of a U-H 60 helicopter to regain jump procedure proficiency.

  • CMA completes disposal mission milestone

    Mar 3, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has reached another major milestone with the destruction of another munition type at one of its sites.

  • Chamber hits new low

    Feb 29, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- During the week of Jan. 28, the Doriot Climatic Chambers at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center got a workout.

  • Technicians restore legacy shelters

    Feb 29, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - A team of electronics technicians here are standardizing legacy (first generation) Tactical Operations Center shelter components, providing a command and control infrastructure that will allow commanders to execute their mission anywhere in the world.

  • STTC Demonstrates a Life-Saving Prototype on Capitol Hill

    Feb 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center participated with members of the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation in the annual PEO STRI Capitol Hill Demonstration in Washington, D.C., in early February.

  • Special effects artists help fill training gaps for combat medics

    Feb 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering CommandAca,!a,,cs Simulation and Training Technology Center is performing research in the area of severe trauma simulation that will improve materials, molding techniques, wound types, smells, and fluids in simulated wounds.

  • WRAMC Warrior Clinic Opens

    Feb 29, 2008

    The new Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical is the Army's facility dedicated to providing outpatient care for Warriors in Transition. Col. Paul Little reports.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Tripler's Scenic View Includes Glimpse of Military Medicine's Future

    Feb 25, 2008

    High above the shimmering Honolulu skyline flanked by Diamond Head crater in clear sight to the east, perhaps a more impressive view from the hospital atop Moanalua Ridge is inside an unassuming office on the sixth floor and offers a glimpse into the future of military medicine. Doctors in the intensive care unit here are using telemedicine technology called Aca,!A"electronic ICU,Aca,!A? or eICU, to care for critically ill patients at U.S. military bases thousands of miles across the Pacific, helping save lives and reduce medical evacuation costs in the process.

  • SoldiersAca,!a,,c Online Chats Produce Valuable Army Knowledge

    Feb 25, 2008

    The Army is creating online communities for soldiers to exchange information through candid digital conversations.

  • Lean Six Sigma leads ARDEC to national award

    Feb 25, 2008

    Receiving the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award has magnified the new standard for the U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center, a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Non line of sight launcher passes logistics test

    Feb 22, 2008

    The Non Line of Sight-Launch System Logistics Directorate has conducted a successful logistics demonstration of the Container Launch Unit with Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force Fires Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems patrol skies over Iraq

    Feb 22, 2008

    Despite their size, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles play a large role in the Global War on Terrorism. The UAVs of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Platoon, 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment out of Fort Hood, Texas, are continually flying over the skies of northern Iraq - acting as the eyes of the 4-6 Cavalry Regiment.

  • IED Ultimatums in Korengal Valley

    Feb 22, 2008

    U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan ask tribal leaders for help with stopping IED attacks or support to local villages may be cut off. Specialist Nathan Bowen reports from the Korengal Valley.

  • Inside Mongolia

    Feb 21, 2008

    It's part humanitarian assistance and part relationship building--a military exercise based on health strengthening ties between two armies. SRTV's Gail McCabe, and USARC's Scott Ferguson report.

  • Humvee rollover training prepares engineers for deployment

    Feb 21, 2008

    As Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler crouched awkwardly on the ceiling of an upside down Humvee last week, he wondered why in the world his door wouldnAca,!a,,ct open.

  • Learning from the past

    Feb 21, 2008

    Graduates of the recently reinstated Military Occupational Specialty 150A, Air Traffic and Airspace Management Technician, listened intently to retired CW3 Martin Hammell as he discussed the history of the 150A warrant officer and what it was like to be one of the first Air Traffic and Airspace Management Technicians in the Army.

  • 4th Chem diversifies skills with FTX

    Feb 20, 2008

    Soldiers from the 4th Chemical Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, overcame cold weather and high levels of yellow dust to fine tune their skills Feb. 10-14. The field training exercise enabled the chemical specialists to bring out M93A1 NBC Reconnaissance System (FOX) vehicles which are too large to use in a garrison environment.

  • Downed aircraft repaired on simulated battlefield

    Feb 20, 2008

    Soldiers from Company B, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion braved the extreme cold, high winds and the language barrier to conduct a combined downed aircraft recovery demonstration with the 301st ROK Aviation Battalion.

  • ARL engineer honored at 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference

    Feb 20, 2008

    Yolanda Hinton, a mechanical engineer in the Vehicle Technology Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory, was honored for her efforts with a Special Recognition Award presented at the 22nd Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference held in February in Baltimore.

  • Tripler's scenic view includes glimpse of military medicine's future

    Feb 20, 2008

    High above the shimmering Honolulu skyline flanked by Diamond Head crater in clear sight to the east, perhaps a more impressive view from the hospital atop Moanalua Ridge is inside an unassuming office on the sixth floor and offers a glimpse into the future of military medicine.

  • Tools for Troops

    Feb 20, 2008

    You might think that being deployed in Southwest Asia would make it difficult for Soldiers to exchange broken tools for brand new ones. If so, think again!

  • Secretary Geren at WRAMC Warrior Clinic

    Feb 20, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Geren at the opening of the new Warrior Clinic at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Warrior Transition Brigade Update

    Feb 20, 2008

    Spc. Bradley Buckland, a Warrior in Transition, describes how the WTB has affected his recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Crystal Park reports.

  • Apache Helicopter Pilots Get Visual Aid

    Feb 19, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. Aca,!" Unmanned aircraft systems are giving Apache helicopter pilots a new war-fighting advantage. Apache pilots can now receive video from unmanned systems for advance targeting information without entering harmAca,!a,,cs way. Demonstrated for the first time today at the Army Aviation Senior Leaders Conference, this effort is part of a rapid acquisition program to increase interoperability.

  • Corps e-Spondence Blog

    Feb 15, 2008

    USACE Commander, Lt. Gen. Van Antwerp launched his "Corps e-spondence" blog.

  • Fort Jackson Recycling

    Feb 14, 2008

    Fort Jackson strives to make recycling a way of life for everyone at the installation. As James Williams reports, that includes Soldiers on the range.

  • PEO STRI Demonstration

    Feb 14, 2008

    Army shows Congress the latest developments in simulation training at their annual demo on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Crystal Park reports.

  • RDECOM to host reception and participate in career fair at the 2008 BEYA Conference

    Feb 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, will host a student welcome reception and participate in a career fair as part of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitive Conference Feb. 14-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

  • War College Previews Future Robotics

    Feb 13, 2008

    The U.S. Army War College Robotics Day Feb. 12 was an opportunity for future leaders to see emerging technology.

  • Army Demonstrates Training Tools to Congress

    Feb 13, 2008

    Several of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest techno training tools were displayed on Capitol Hill last week, including a life-size medical mannequin that can blink, tear, salivate and even show allergic reactions, and a real-time language translator SoldierAca,!a,,cs wear on their wrist that will speak

  • Under Wraps

    Feb 12, 2008

    About 2,000 square feet of shrink wrap material was used to protect equipment during travel.

  • Suggesters claim Army award--a first for Tobyhanna

    Feb 12, 2008

    Three Tobyhanna electronics mechanics took top honors in the annual Army-wide suggestion competition after discovering a way to save about $150,000 a year.

  • Tobyhanna earns Army superior unit award

    Feb 11, 2008

    Hundreds of Tobyhanna Army Depot employees watched as one of the serviceAca,!a,,cs most senior officers presented Tobyhanna with its first Army Superior Unit Award.

  • Army Space Anniversary

    Feb 11, 2008

    Redstone Army Arsenal hosts a ceremony commemoration the 50th Anniversary the Army's launch into space. Gail McCabe has the story.

  • Hitting the Links.... Virtually

    Feb 9, 2008

    Sgt. Jonathan Wester stands by to assist Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multi-National Forces-Iraq commander, with a round of Wii golf in the interactive video game room of the new USO center at Camp Anaconda, Balad.

  • RDECOM exhibits technologies at WEST 2008

    Feb 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, exhibited its cutting-edge technologies at the Western Conference and Exposition 2008, Feb. 5 to 7 at the San Diego Convention Center.

  • PEO-STRI Demonstration

    Feb 7, 2008

    PEO-STRI demonstrates the Army's newest training and simulation devices from Congress on Capitol Hill.

  • Engineers ready for deployment with demolition training

    Feb 5, 2008

    Demolition training prepares engineers for deployment to Iraq.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Aviation leaders met at Fort Rucker last week to discuss the health of Army Aviation.

  • 1-15 Soldiers learn to adapt, overcome

    Feb 5, 2008

    1st Bn., 15th FA conducted live-fire training Jan. 10.The training consisted of several different elements from 1-15's arsenal. Soldiers also performed military operations in urban terrain training.

  • Soldier who taught civilian employees the Soldier's life returns to front lines

    Feb 4, 2008

    As the former coordinator for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Greening Program, Sgt. Michael R. Tumminelli used his military experiences to help civilian employees understand what itAca,!a,,cs like to be a Soldier. Now heAca,!a,,cs taking a Aca,!A"refresher courseAca,!A? with Task Force Phoenix in Herat, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army previews future network's revolutionary "mobile backbone"

    Feb 4, 2008

    NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING STATION LAKEHURST, N.J. Aca,!" The Army conducted an engineering field test of its future tactical communications network here Oct. 15-26 and demonstrated a new mode of combat communications with a Aca,!A"mobile backbone,Aca,!A? Nov. 5-6.

  • Migration - It's not just for the birds

    Feb 1, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill.--When you think of migration, what comes to mind' Birds flying south for the winter' Computers changing from one network to another' As strange as it may sound, at Joint Munitions Command, as well as all of the Rock Island Arsenal, it is the latter.

  • Moving mountains

    Feb 1, 2008

    How many Army civilians does it take to move a mountain'

  • Institute names Army fire support system 'Outstanding U.S. Government Program'

    Feb 1, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System was named the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement 2008 Outstanding U.S. Government Program at its Network Centric Warfare Awards ceremony here at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Jan. 23.

  • Ft. Carson Solar Arrays

    Feb 1, 2008

    Ft. Carson creates solar array to save Army money and make installation more environmentally friendly.

  • Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

    Jan 30, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights members of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support unit and their upcoming deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

  • Civilian, Soldier fire support system operator work side-by-side

    Jan 29, 2008

    During his deployment to Iraq, which ended in December 2006, Spc. Gary Bixler received more than just system support from Josh Adams, a civilian digital systems engineer.

  • Having passed through stormy clouds, Army intelligence aircraft sets new course

    Jan 29, 2008

    The project manager of an airborne intelligence aircraft program delayed due to a contract termination in 2006 has proposed a strategy to ultimately deliver on the programAca,!a,,cs promise of providing timely and critical intelligence to ground commanders.

  • Modern battle command system developers relate to command in the Revolutionary War

    Jan 29, 2008

  • Facility ensures quality of deployed systems

    Jan 29, 2008

    Crossing through the gates of Fort Hood, Texas, are many Soldiers who will soon deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan to support the Global War on Terrorism. There, the staff of the Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Central Technical Support Facility works to ensure the quality of the systems with which they will deploy.

  • New net-centric service revolutionizes Army readiness reporting

    Jan 29, 2008

    Fort Monmouth, N.J. -- The Army is testing a new web-based service intended to provide a clear and consistent picture of Army unit readiness by improving information collaboration across command levels, military branches and government agencies.

  • Charter given to new assistant project manager for vehicular intercom systems

    Jan 29, 2008

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" Maj. Jake Crawford III received the charter for his new assignment as the assistant project manager, Vehicular Intercom Systems in a ceremony here on Nov. 16. As APM VIS, Crawford will provide vehicle intercom systems and tactical headsets that save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives by allowing them to communicate in the high-noise environments of combat vehicles and protect them from hearing damage or loss from high-decibel vehicle noise and explosion blasts.

  • National Guard Soldier sees technology advance in Army and industry

    Jan 29, 2008

    1st Lt. Brian Wilkins has seen the technological advancements of both the Army and industry from both ends of the spectrum. As a systems engineer with FloridaAca,!a,,cs 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), Wilkins engineers and plans past, current and future operations.

  • Lean Six Sigma Saves Big Bucks for Heidelberg

    Jan 25, 2008

    LTC Andrea Lester, chief of medical logistics for the United States Army Europe, Seventh Army, led a team that completed the first black belt Lean Six Sigma project in Europe Regional Medical Command, helping Heidelberg MEDDAC trim $250,000 in annual supply and administrative costs. Lean Six Sigma is a tool used Army wide to improve business processes.

  • E-mail Connects Doctors in Iraq with Experts in U.S.

    Jan 25, 2008

    Space-age technology makes it possible for Army health-care providers deployed overseas to have access to the technical knowledge of medical specialists within a few hours. E-mail teleconsultations make the best treatment available while avoiding unnecessary evacuations of patients for specialty care.

  • Optics repairers in tritium room seeing fewer radioactive sources

    Jan 25, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot, Ala.--Six employees in the depot's optics and final repair branch are rarely seen working. That's because they work with radioactive sources that must be kept in a locked room, away from co-workers and passersby.

  • Army Aviation Symposium

    Jan 25, 2008

    A look at current aviation plans and the newest technology during the Army Aviation Symposium as Army leaders talk about the way ahead. Crystal Park reports.

  • Soldiers Try out Improved Body Armor

    Jan 25, 2008

    For as long as the Army has used Interceptor Body Armor, Soldiers have complained that it is too heavy, too hot and too cumbersome.

  • Army Family Support Goes Virtual

    Jan 23, 2008

    In an age of persistent conflict and geographically-dispersed Families, the Army is taking Family support to a new level with virtual installations and virtual Family Readiness Groups.

  • Battle manager counts on depot repair

    Jan 23, 2008

    An Air Force Air Battle Manager has seen first hand depot support of a key system in air and ground support coordination.

  • On the Job at Tobyhanna

    Jan 23, 2008

    Gerard Spitzer repairs a circuit card repair station.

  • New Ammo Will Decrease Fragments in Close Urban Environs

    Jan 23, 2008

    A new type of ammunition is arriving in time to help Soldiers in dangerous urban landscapes, such as those in Iraq.

  • Maneuver Space Logging

    Jan 23, 2008

    Fort Stewart's Public Works Department improves training areas for soldier through a program called maneuver space logging. James Williams reports.