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  • 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.

  • Operation Flight Ground Crews

    May 4, 2007

    Ground crews works around the clock to keep Apache Helicopters ready to fly. Sgt. Charlene Burey reports from Camp Eagle, Korea.

  • Sugar-based Smoke in Colored Grenades Protects Soldiers, Environment

    May 3, 2007

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (Army News Service, May 3, 2007) aEUR" Soldiers on the battlefield use colored smoke in a variety of ways aEUR" to identify landing zones, friendly troops, potential targets and to communicate with aEUR" but it's being overhauled to make it safer for Soldiers and the environment. "This effort calls for removing potentially harmful dyes and other materials from smoke grenades," said Col. John L. Koster, project manager for Close Combat Systems here. CCS oversees the Army's M18 Smoke Grenade family which comes in green, yellow, red and violet.

  • Reservist Designs Occupational Therapy Weapon for Injured Warriors

    May 3, 2007

    A certified occupational therapy assistant at Fort Carson's Evans Army Community Hospital made a simulated M-4 carbine out of splint material to aid the recovery of Soldiers who have hand, wrist and arm injuries. Sgt. Christopher Burcalow, a reservist from the 4010th U.S. Army Hospital, New Orleans, La., assigned to EACH, said about 15 Soldiers have already used the weapon with positive results.

  • Radio receiver workload accelerates

    May 3, 2007

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa. will ramp up repairs to the R-1496A radio receiver to meet demands from Soldiers in the field. Electronics mechanics here are overhauling the receiver, which is part of the AN/ARN-89 Direction Finder Set, found on rotary wing aircraft such as the Apache, Black Hawk and "Huey" helicopters. The AN/ARN-89 is a backup system that pilots use to get directions via radio signals from antennas.

  • NSRDEC employee appointed Army senior scientist

    May 3, 2007

    NATICK, Mass. aEUR" On March 18, the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) was notified by the Army Civilian Leader Management Office at Headquarters, Department of the Army, that Dr. Armand Cardello has been appointed to the prestigious position of senior research scientist (behavior and performance).

  • Airborne Artillery Training

    May 2, 2007

    Airborne field artillery crews practice to put steel on target. Spc. Nathan Bowan reports from Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Corps of Engineers Rebuilding City's Electric Distribution Network

    May 2, 2007

    Fallujah is rebuilding its electrical distribution network, and so far more than 45,000 utility poles, 2,200 transformers and 2,400 kilometers of cable have been purchased.

  • Minnesota Soldiers Enhance Bases, Safety for U.S. Forces

    May 1, 2007

    The sands of southern Iraq are seeing new shapes on the horizon. Construction is underway for "castles" built and manned by Red Bull Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Take Surveillance Efforts to New Heights

    May 1, 2007

    In the ongoing war on terror, intelligence on enemy movements saves lives on the battlefield. A small group of vanguard Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, took that crucial mission to new heights during their extended rotation in eastern Afghanistan. These Soldiers control the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle designed exclusively for enemy surveillance.

  • Backscatter Technology Leaves Bad Guys No Place to Hide

    May 1, 2007

    Members of the 820th Security Forces Group here are set to employ a new high-technology search system in the war on terrorism that will help increase base security that also can deter acts of aggression against coalition forces.

  • Heidelberg Soldiers taste test new MREs

    Apr 30, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany aEUR" Soldiers here tested two new rations being fielded this year: an on-the-go compact ration based on pocket sandwiches, and a kind of kitchen-in-a-box that prepares hot meals for 18 people with just the pull of a tab.

  • New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training

    Apr 30, 2007

    A new system unveiled today is designed to better prepare servicemembers to operate with other services, government agencies, foreign militaries and non-governmental organizations while reducing the time they spend away from home or their units for military classes.

  • Services Chart Course for New Vessel

    Apr 30, 2007

    Representatives of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the shipbuilding industry met April 26 to discuss the current status of the Joint High Speed Vessel, a new type of fast logistic-support ship that will ultimately be acquired by all three services.

  • New Simulators Get Stryker Drivers Up to Speed

    Apr 27, 2007

    New Stryker simulators at the John A. Pittman Mission Support Training Facility here are already earning their keep.

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Army's Computer Network Defense Facility

    Apr 27, 2007

    The Network Enterprise Technology Commang/9th Signal Command (Army) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Apr. 19, for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest computer network defense facility, the Army Global Information Center Network Operations Facility, a multi-million dollar facility that will be responsible for all continental United States Army computer systems and networks.

  • Fresh Water in Iraq / New Sniper System

    Apr 24, 2007

    Iraqis get fresh water wells; new sniper system hits Afghanistan.

  • Improved Outer Tactical Vest

    Apr 24, 2007

    The Army introduces its new and improved outer tactical vest. The new vest weighs less, increases area of coverage, and is a better fit for the Soldier. Sgt. Stephen Smith has the story.

  • Innovative Training Enhances Unit's Ability to Protect Homeland

    Apr 24, 2007

    The Ohio National Guard's radical new tool in the effort to protect the homefront, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package, or CERFP, recently conducted its first full-fledged training event February 24 through March 3.

  • Shadow Heroes Behind Curtain Making it Work

    Apr 24, 2007

    As soldiers in Iraq face many dangers aEUR" improvised explosive devices, small arms fire and mortar attacks to name a few aEUR" one of the last things they should have to worry about is whether their vehicles will break down on the mission. But, without their vehicles, they would find themselves either walking or just standing on the sideline waiting for another ride.

  • Army Drivers to Appear in M2 Machine Gun Training Video

    Apr 24, 2007

    Mark Martin and Regan Smith, co-drivers of the No. 01 U.S. Army car, are helping Soldiers learn the safe and proper way to set up the M2 machine gun.

  • Tactical Vests

    Apr 23, 2007

    Sgt. Stephen Smith gets the lowdown on the Army's latest innovation in protective vests on its way to you.

  • Battlefield Technology Key to Atlantic Strike V

    Apr 23, 2007

    As the convoy travels down the dusty path, the lead Humvee's Joint Terminal Attack Controller zeroes in on a potential target 1,500 meters in front of him. He sends the coordinates to the waiting aircraft above.

  • JMRC Soldiers Train NATO Forces to Combat IED Hazards

    Apr 23, 2007

    Soldiers at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hoehenfels shared their knowledge of how to react to improvised explosive devices during convoy operations with 40 Soldiers from 12 NATO countries during a recent NATO train-the-trainer counter-IED exercise.

  • Training, Technology Combine to Save Lives in Iraq

    Apr 23, 2007

    Expanded training in combat life-saving procedures has enabled a greater than 98 percent survival rate for U.S. troops injured in Iraq, a coalition surgeon said.

  • Snipers in Afghanistan Receive New Weapon

    Apr 23, 2007

    Soldiers from Task Force Fury are the first in a combat zone to receive a new sniper rifle, the XM110 semi-automatic sniper system.

  • X-band Antenna Reset Supports Army, Marines, Air Force in Southwest Asia

    Apr 20, 2007

    Antenna Systems Branch technicians here have Reset and upgraded 28 Lightweight High Gain X-Band antennas for the Army, Marines and Air Force. The ASaEUR"4429 LHGXA is a mobile large aperture tactical antenna. It consists of a 16-foot reflector mounted on a trailer and operates with X-band satellites and AN/TSC-85D and 93D satellite terminals to provide data, voice and Internet communications.

  • Air Re-Supply Drop

    Apr 19, 2007

    Package of the 13th Sustainment Command teaming up with the Air Force to deliver supplies by air to troops on the ground. Produced by Spc. Bryan Tull.

  • New Behavioral Health Website Offers Answers

    Apr 19, 2007

    What exactly is a Post-Deployment Health Reassessment' Where can I get help for my spouse who is having nightmares about experiences in combat' My buddy said he's thinking about committing suicide, what should I do'

  • Army Scientists Hot On the Trail of a Monster Glacier

    Apr 18, 2007

    Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America, is advancing on the Alaskan town of Yukatat. Flooding and loss of the local fishing industry might result. The Army Corps of Engineers is closely monitoring the situation in an attempt to better understand the problem and prevent a catastrophe.

  • Gen. Petraeus Letter / Army Anesthesia Ranking

    Apr 17, 2007

    Gen. David Petraeus issues letter to families of Soldiers affected by the deployment extension; Army anesthesia program ranked second in nation.

  • Battlemind

    Apr 17, 2007

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston discusses the preparation of equipment and keeping gear serviceable and combat-ready. Through Battlemind Training, Soldiers can use skills to keep their mind combat-ready too.

  • Army Corps of Engineers Working to Protect New Orleans from the Next Hurricane

    Apr 17, 2007

    Special pumps are an integral part of the new Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction System that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is building in New Orleans to protect the city from another Katrina.

  • Officials Discuss Executive Agency for UAVs

    Apr 16, 2007

    Air Force officials invited Defense representatives to the Pentagon April 13 to discuss the Air Force's proposal to assume executive agent responsibilities for medium- and high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles. The proposal was put forward March 5 in a memorandum to senior Defense officials from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley.

  • Iraq Aviation Safety

    Apr 16, 2007

    The role of aviators in the war in Iraq is becoming even more critical, as IEDs and suicide bombers take their toll on civilians and Soldiers.

  • PEO STRI Expands Support to Soldiers

    Apr 16, 2007

    Mr. Claude M. Bolton, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, recently granted Dr. James T. Blake the Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) authority for simulation, training and instrumentation programs. As the program executive officer for the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Blake oversees a $2 billion budget and manages more than $6.7 billion in contracts.

  • Stryker Battalion Restores Market Security

    Apr 16, 2007

    Coalition forces launched an operation April 2 to clear and secure the market area in Baqubah, Iraq, in order to reestablish the city's economic center.

  • Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations to Speed Up Fielding New Capabilities

    Apr 13, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) will begin to use Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations (JCTDs) instead of Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTDs) to prepare possible new capabilities for the warfighter.

  • Terrain Team Ensures Roads are Mapped Out

    Apr 13, 2007

    Most offices have them, but trailer six in the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s compound here, holds a very large one.

  • New Pentagon Channel 'Recon' Shares Stories of Conspicuous Courage

    Apr 13, 2007

    It was supposed to be a routine security patrol in Mosul, Iraq, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, 2005. Army Pfc. Stephen Sanford and his fellow soldiers of the Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, planned to arrest suspected insurgents, take them back to the detention center and "relax, stretch out a bit." Instead, squad members would find themselves in an intense firefight.

  • TRADOC Soldier Cruises with Cooking Oil

    Apr 11, 2007

    Drooling over a tricked-out truck isn't unusual for many American males.

  • Soldiers, Airmen Mentor Afghan Medical Instructors

    Apr 11, 2007

    A team of five highly-skilled Air Force and Army medics mentor Afghan National Army instructors at the Combat Medic School in Kabul. Their mission is to guide the ANA instructors into leading the Combat Medic Course, which was recently extended to eight weeks. As instructors, they serve as mentors and help promote the growth and professionalism of the ANA's road to self-sufficiency.

  • Improving the Joint National Training Capability

    Apr 11, 2007

    The director of U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint National Training Capability details the capability's status and how it's improving by conducting analysis of service and combatant command training environments as well as adding new training site connectivity.

  • Army's First Standard Humvee Egress Trainer Prepares Soldiers for Rollovers

    Apr 10, 2007

    The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) fielded the first standardized Army HMMWV Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT) to Fort Carson, Colo. April 3. An Operational Needs Statement from the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) prompted PEO STRI to rapidly produce and field the training device to Soldiers at home and in theatre.

  • 'Commo' Team Wires Spartan Brigade for Success

    Apr 10, 2007

    Information is as crucial to the Operation Enduring Freedom battlefield as rifles, artillery and mortars, and it grows more important by the day. The weapons by which this unique "ammo" is fired are computers, high-tech radio equipment and tracking devices.

  • Army Improves Combat Vehicle Crewman Coverall

    Apr 10, 2007

    The Army has developed an improved one-piece uniform for mounted soldiers with enhanced fire resistance and durability, as well as providing better fit and function, all of which will aid against the effects of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

  • Small Change Makes Big Impact

    Apr 10, 2007

    Three Tobyhanna electronics mechanics' suggestion to replace a diode in a sensor will save the Army about $150,000 a year. The suggestion also earned the men a $3,939.99 cash award. In a twist of terminology, instead of discarding a $3,356 basic sight assembly scanner when the Zero Azimuth Position Sensor broke, Tim Kime, David Voorhees and Andy Martino proposed, via the command's suggestion program, to reclassify the ZAPS from a component to a part, thereby authorizing them to repair the broken sensor. The ZAPS is used in the basic sight assembly scanner of the Bradley fighting vehicle.

  • New ARCIC Future Force Integration Directorate Chief Assumes Duties

    Apr 9, 2007

    Brig. Gen. James L. Terry assumed his duties today as the Director, Future Force Integration Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), at Ft. Bliss, Texas. BG Terry previously served as Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 10th Mountain Division (Light)/Deputy Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force-76, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

  • USJFCOM Supports Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance

    Apr 9, 2007

    The Distributed Common Ground Station (DCGS) 2007 conference focused on working towards shared vision of integrating joint intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems for the warfighter came to a close here today.

  • Web Link Connects Guardsmen, Reservists to Employer Support Network

    Apr 9, 2007

    National Guard and Reserve members now need turn no farther than their computers to get help with employment issues arising from their military service or mobilization. A new link on the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Web site leads reserve-component members to one of some 900 volunteer ESGR ombudsmen. The link is on the right side of the ESGR Web site at www.esgr.mil.

  • Fort Bragg Living

    Apr 6, 2007

    The Corps of Engineers is taking Fort Bragg living to the next level. Which means upgrades to single Soldiers. The quality of life price tag is 750 million dollars each year for the next three years. Here is what those Army dollars mean to the Armys best.

  • Army Guard Helicopters Primed for Southwest Border Duty

    Apr 6, 2007

    The first of three-dozen upgraded and overhauled OH-58 Kiowa helicopters are scheduled to arrive on the U.S. border with Mexico this month to boost the National Guard's support to the U.S. Border Patrol in Operation Jump Start.

  • EOD Soldiers Participate in Joint Training to Combat IEDs

    Apr 5, 2007

    Fightertown's EOD was joined by the Air Force's 20th EOD Flight from Shaw Air Force Base, members of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Army's 748th Ordnance Company from Fort Jackson, who hosted the event.

  • Team Ensures Communication on Battlefield

    Apr 5, 2007

    In the desert somewhere between the objective and their "home" in Iraq two Soldiers work together silently in the dark. Without a word, and with movements that seem synchronized, they quickly fasten antennas, attach cables and hoist the large receiving and transmitting device.

  • Improving the Tactical Network

    Apr 4, 2007

    A communications systems team from Charlie Company, 122nd Aviation Support Battalion spearheaded an opportunity to test out a highly complex Internet Protocol boosting application to find a way to improve the tactical network.

  • Picatinny Designs Latest Advancement in Gunner Protection

    Apr 4, 2007

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny has designed a new armor shield that provides much needed protection for Humvee gunners in combat situations.

  • New Internet Cafe Open for Business

    Apr 4, 2007

    Col. Ricky D. Gibbs, commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, cut the ribbon to officially open a new internet cafe at Forward Operating Base Falcon, April 1.

  • 25th ID "fires up" Rod Range

    Apr 4, 2007

    The 25th ID is the fifth unit in the Army to receive the Strykers. They deployed to Korea in support of RSOI.

  • 2ID receives new satellite communication equipment

    Apr 4, 2007

    This story is about new communications equipment that the 2ID received. This unit is among the last in the Army to receive this equipment.

  • Walter Reed Breaks New Ground With 3-D Vision System

    Apr 3, 2007

    Virtual reality made its way into the operating room last week when an Army doctor performed the military's first three-dimensional minimally invasive surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here.

  • Army to Field Improved Body Armor

    Apr 2, 2007

    The Army continues to upgrade body armor to increase protection from bullets and fragments, and soon will field the Improved Outer Tactical Vest to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. The IOTV meets Program Executive Office Soldier's goals of providing Soldiers with the most advanced protective gear available while also improving comfort and mission effectiveness.

  • Blood Drive Record / FCS on Discovery / Soldiers Mag

    Apr 2, 2007

    Fort Carson sets record for 1 day blood drive; The Armys Future Combat Systems is subject of Discovery Channel show airing in April; The April edition of Soldiers Magazine is on the streets and the web.

  • Yuma Proving Ground Working Hard to Help Defeat Threat from Explosive Devices

    Apr 2, 2007

    Testers at Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) in southwestern Arizona are working hard to help the Department of Defense thwart the lethal threats posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Iraq and more recently in Afghanistan. Testers at YPG, a Developmental Test Command (DTC) installation, have been working six days a week, up to 14 hours a day, to test systems on a tight schedule and provide quick-turnaround test reports to military program managers responsible for system development.

  • Personnel Recovery Capability Continues Process of Fielding to the Warfighter

    Apr 2, 2007

    The Personnel Recovery Extraction and Survivability aided by Smart Sensors ended its Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration and has since entered the transition phase expediting the process of fielding its technology to the warfighter.

  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    Mar 30, 2007

    Soldiers conduct a night raid, but find few local nationals willing to help them out from fear of insurgent punishment. Produced by Spc. Samantha Szesciorka.

  • Prime Power Lights Up Anaconda

    Mar 30, 2007

    Soldiers with the 249th Engineer Battalion from Fort Bragg, N.C., handle a very dangerous job repairing the electrical configuration at Logistical Support Area, Anaconda, Iraq.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers Offer Feedback on New Vehicles

    Mar 30, 2007

    No matter how useful it is to hear about the capabilities of new equipment from manufacturers, defense contractors know most honest appraisals come from Soldiers.

  • FCS to be Featured on Discovery Channel

    Mar 29, 2007

    The Army's Future Combat Systems program is among the advanced military technologies featured on the second-season premier of the Discovery Channel's "FutureWeapons" series.

  • COE Levee System / First Female Avenger

    Mar 29, 2007

    Corps of Engineers files new report on New Orleans levee system; Two Florida NG Soldiers making history as first female Avenger crewmembers.

  • Soldiers support JTF North Homeland Security Mission

    Mar 29, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 6th Air Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division provided operational support to the U.S. Border Patrol - El Paso Sector as part of their pre-deployment training conducted here. The 1-6 Cav, based at Fort Carson, Colo., along with support elements from its higher headquarters at Fort Riley, Kan., deployed to the U.S. and Mexico border as part of a Joint Task Force North homeland security support mission.

  • Female Aviators 'Pilot' Themselves Into Strong Career Field

    Mar 29, 2007

    "Aviation is full of Type A personalities," said Army 1st Lt. Elizabeth Eaton, a helicopter pilot for 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. "I used to not be a Type A. But I'm one now."

  • USJFCOM Signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with L-3 Communications

    Mar 29, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces Command signed a cooperative research and development agreement with L-3 Communications - Interstate Electronics Corporation today to improve personal navigation capabilities for the warfighter.

  • Aerial Common Sensor Gets Green Light from Army Leadership

    Mar 29, 2007

    The Army's next-generation airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform has a new runway to get off the ground.

  • Stryker Brigade Arrives For RSOI Support

    Mar 28, 2007

    2nd Platoon, A Company, 1-27th Infantry Regiment from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii arrived at Daegu Air Base March 18 to participate in the Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration exercise held annually by United States Forces Korea.

  • Florida National Guard Female Soldiers Make History as Avenger Crewmembers

    Mar 28, 2007

    Two Florida National Guard women are making history as the first females to become Avenger crewmembers, a Military Occupational Specialty restricted to males until last October.

  • Military Working Dog Teams Participate in Noise Sensitivity Training

    Mar 26, 2007

    It's not quite the Holodeck on Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise, but it's bigger and better than your average video game, especially if you like a screen the size of a wall. With real-time video action and realistic sound effects, the Engagement Skills 2000 trainer serves as an effective training tool, and it's the realistic sound effects that are of interest to Soldiers of the 18th Military Police Detachment, Canine Section here.

  • Weddings in Korea / Army on Content Sharing Sites

    Mar 26, 2007

    New wedding regulations in Republic of Korea; Army goes live on popular content sharing sites YouTube and Flickr.

  • How Technology is Saving Lives and Helping the Aviation Warfighter

    Mar 26, 2007

    In March 2006, the 1042nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance) returned from Bagram, Afghanistan. A medevac outfit flying the UH- 60L, the 1042nd is a National Guard unit based in Salem, Ore. This was our second tour, Bagram being our primary base, but we also spent time at forward operating bases in Jalalabad and Khowst (also known as "Salerno").

  • Army Uses Virtual Tool in its Battle with PTSD

    Mar 23, 2007

    The Humvee rumbles down the narrow desert road. To the left and right there is nothing but an expanse of beige sand, with an occasional palm tree sprinkled here and there.

  • Military Concept Vehicles to Aid Future Development

    Mar 23, 2007

    Maybe it wasn't quite the Detroit Auto Show, but the military concept vehicles on hand last week at the Strategic Deployment Center on post turned a few heads, nonetheless.

  • 2007 Army Modernization Plan

    Mar 23, 2007

    First published in 2001, The Army Modernization Plan (AMP) serves as a guide designed to be used in concert with other key Army documents such as The Army Plan, Army Posture Statement, and Army Game Plan to describe continued efforts to transform the Army. Click to read or download a copy.

  • PEO Soldier Tests Improved Parachute System

    Mar 23, 2007

    Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier is testing a new parachute system that the Army plans to use to replace the system in use since the 1950s. The new parachutes address increased weight requirements and provide additional safety benefits. Beginning in 2008, all T-10 parachutes in the Army inventory for more than 50 years will be replaced with the Advanced Tactical Parachute System (ATPS) T-11. Although the T-10 is a proven system, today's paratroopers face increased requirements beyond the T-10's design.

  • Cabinets for Habitat

    Mar 22, 2007

    A group of Soldiers at Fort Belvoir, Virginia found a way to turn potential scrap into building material for an organization dedicated to providing homes for the homeless. Don Dees tells us how Cabinets for Habitats was born.

  • Army Reaches Public Through YouTube, Flickr, Del.icio.us

    Mar 22, 2007

    The Army has started sharing videos and photos of Soldiers in action around the world at popular content-sharing Web sites.

  • USAREUR Units Participate in Juniper Cobra 2007

    Mar 21, 2007

    Nearly five hundred Soldiers, Sailors and Airman from the United States' European Command and the Israeli Defense Forces recently took part in a 10 day training exercise geared to hone their skills in joint missile defense tactics against a wide variety of aerial threats, to include missiles carrying nuclear and chemical weapons.

  • SOF Adventure Van Gives Fans a View of Special Operations

    Mar 21, 2007

    While most of the attention of the race fans at the NASCAR Nextel Kobalt Tools 500 was focused on the Special Operation Forces demonstration team, there was another group of SOF Soldiers working at the track.

  • NY Harbor Deepening Project

    Mar 21, 2007

    The Port of New York and New Jersey is the largest on the East coast. The USACE is deepening the port to a depth of 50 feet and restoring a national park. Mary Cochran reports.

  • USJFCOM Signs Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Alion

    Mar 21, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces Command signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Alion Science and Technology Corporation to improve joint interoperability for modeling and simulation tools.

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