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  • 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.

  • Support Soldiers Bring Hot Chow to Outpost

    Mar 21, 2007

    As the Mustang Battalion's Legionnaires found their way out of Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah and moved up to Forward Operating Base Hope near Sadr City, they knew that relocating meant no more hot meals.

  • First Massive Ordnance Penetrator Explosive Test Successful

    Mar 20, 2007

    he Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) successfully conducted the first explosive test of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) conventional weapon concept yesterday at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test consisted of a statically emplaced conventional weapon within a DTRA test tunnel. "This demonstration of the bomb's capability to defeat tunnels was a significant step in the development of this innovative concept," said Robert Hastie, Ph.D., MOP program manager.

  • Maintenance Rids Aircraft of 'Battle Damage'

    Mar 20, 2007

    Upon completing a combat mission, an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, returns home. The pilots complete a thorough, post-flight inspection when they discover a small hole and some peeled back metal with jagged edges in the stabilator, the tail wing of the aircraft aEUR" evidence of a bullet hole. It is apparent that the aircraft has sustained battle damage.

  • Field Artillery Fires New Modular Artillery Charge System on Taji

    Mar 19, 2007

    While many artillerymen get the opportunity to fire artillery pieces only in training, Soldiers from the 82nd Field Artillery Regiment's Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, have already fired more than 1,100 rounds in real-world missions to engage enemy targets in support of combat operations in theater.

  • Soldiers Add, Replace Armor on Vehicles

    Mar 19, 2007

    In a place that feels as hot as the sun, one unit is turning up the heat to ensure the safety of soldiers on the road.

  • USACE Sewer and Water

    Mar 16, 2007

    The Army Engineer Corps helps to revitalize the sewer and water infrastructure in Doura, Iraq. Julie Cupernall Reports.

  • Virtual Javelin

    Mar 15, 2007

    The Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command has developed a Javelin virtual training system at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • Keylogging Risks / Army NASCAR Wins Challenge

    Mar 15, 2007

    TSP alert against criminals using keylogging to steal personal account information; Army NASCAR Pit crew wins 4th straight Checkers Rally Double Drive Thru Challenge.

  • Rehab Center Caters to Technology-savvy Generation

    Mar 15, 2007

    With a one-of-a-kind virtual reality simulator and a sports program that could challenge even the most intense extreme sports fan, the Army's new physical rehabilitation center offers patients "therapy disguised as fun," said Col. John Shero, deputy chief of administration, Brooke Army Medical Center, at a March 8 facility tour.

  • Life-saving Turret Prototype Stems from Airman's Death

    Mar 15, 2007

    Less than 80 days after Airman 1st Class Leebernard Chavis was felled by a sniper's bullet near Baghdad, Airmen in Iraq were testing an improved turret that designers hope will offer service members better protection.

  • Rapid Equipping Force Partners with D.C. High School

    Mar 15, 2007

    Talking about mentorship and giving back to the community has always been fashionable discussion in military culture. The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force, headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., is doing more than just talking.

  • Aberdeen Test Center Focuses on Warfighters While Advancing Innovations

    Mar 15, 2007

    As the Defense Department hurries to get the latest weapons systems and protective equipment to deployed troops, the Aberdeen Test Center here is operating at what its commander calls a "fast and furious rate" to ensure effectiveness and safety remain top priorities. The center, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, is the most diverse of seven Department of Defense test facilities and is a critical partner in the Army's Rapid Fielding Initiative, said Col. John Rooney, center commander.

  • Coalition Servicemembers Reach Out to America via YouTube

    Mar 15, 2007

    Coalition military officials in Iraq are hoping to reach out to younger, broader audiences by posting clips of servicemembers in action on a popular video-sharing Web site.

  • Great Flying Machine

    Mar 13, 2007

    An inside look at an Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer.

  • Dredge New York

    Mar 13, 2007

    The Army Corps of Engineers is deepening the Port of New York to 50 feet, in a 1.6 billion dollar project. Mary Cochran reports.

  • Soldiers, Combat Aircrews Engage Enemy

    Mar 13, 2007

    Joint combat environments don't just exist on the ground, but also exist in the sky above Iraq.

  • Testing Communications

    Mar 5, 2007

    Master Sgt. Michael Winkler, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Ken Drennon of the South Carolina Army National Guard set up a Web Cam as part of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise 2007 at Fort Monroe, Va., Feb. 28, 2007. DICE '07 is a joint exercise and includes the participation of personnel and communications equipment from each of the armed services as well as U.S. Northern Command, the Department of Homeland Security and state and local agencies. The strategic goal of the exercise is to support interoperability procedures to ensure robust support during the global war on terror and when a federal response to natural disasters is necessary. Joint Task Force Civil Support, a subordinate command of U.S. Northern Command, is participating in the seven-week exercise.

  • Camp Liberty Soldiers Up-armor Humvees

    Mar 5, 2007

    As the enemy changes its tactics in warfare, the military constantly updates strategies on how to keep servicemembers safe.

  • AMC Showcases Technologies, Capabilities at AUSA Winter Meeting

    Mar 5, 2007

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase key initiatives and equipment supporting Warfighters in the Global War on Terrorism at the Association of the U.S. Army Winter Symposium March 7 through 9 in the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • Gates, Pace Call on Congress to Fund IED Research

    Mar 2, 2007

    Defense leaders yesterday called on Congress to approve a further $2.4 billion to defeat the biggest killer of Americans in the Middle East: the improvised explosive device.

  • New Data Technology Makes Aerial Reconnaissance Video Available to Users in the Field

    Mar 1, 2007

    USJFCOM's Joint Intelligence Directorate's Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Information Service (ISRIS) makes video and data from manned and unmanned aircraft available on the ground using off the shelf technology.

  • Army Fields New Protective Neck Gear

    Mar 1, 2007

    The Army announced yesterday it is fielding 430,000 new helmet pads, officially referred to as Nape Pads, designed to better protect Soldiers' neck areas from ballistic fragmentation.

  • Soldiers Aboard Stennis Play Different Role

    Feb 28, 2007

    When USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrived in San Diego, Jan. 19, they embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) and headed west to begin their mission in U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operation. What many Sailors aboard Stennis didn't know when they left San Diego was that two service members not usually associated with ships also deployed that day.

  • Communicators Keep 1st Cav Connected

    Feb 28, 2007

    There is one thing that Soldiers, from private to general, rely on daily while deployed. When this one thing goes down it is instantly noticed. It is typically taken for granted. This one thing of critical importance is communication.

  • Virtual Experience Lets Civilians Act as Soldiers

    Feb 27, 2007

    Only Soldiers know how it feels to fight in a combat zone, but civilians now have an opportunity to get a virtual taste of the action.

  • Signal Company Keeps Brigade Talking

    Feb 27, 2007

    Paratroopers with Company C, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, the signal company for the brigade, have made it possible for their brigade to be successful while fighting the war on terror.

  • Head of DoD Health Affairs to Step Down

    Feb 27, 2007

    After nearly six years in office, the Defense Department's top doctor said he will miss the people of the department who make things happen for servicemembers around the world.

  • Training Pays Off, Soldiers Escape Bradley Rollover

    Feb 27, 2007

    Rollover drills and situational-awareness training turned a potentially deadly rollover into a survival story for three Soldiers recently when their Bradley fighting vehicle rolled into a canal in Iraq.

  • Online Tool Offers Guidance for Troops' Water Purification Requirements

    Feb 26, 2007

    The problem of "Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink" can apply as much to deployed troops cut off from their pure water supply as it did to the ancient mariner stranded at sea in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's beloved poem.

  • Chairman Visits Brigade Using New 'Reset' Process

    Feb 26, 2007

    The 25th Infantry Division's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team here is the first unit to employ the Army's new "reset" process to rapidly refurbish everything from M-16 rifles to state-of-the-art Stryker combat vehicles.

  • Secretary of Defense Visits Joint Forces Command

    Feb 23, 2007

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited U.S. Joint Forces Command Feb. 22 to view a number of demonstrations and talk with personnel at the Joint Futures Lab and Joint Warfighting Center while gaining an understanding of the how the command supports the warfighter.

  • Army Upgrades Its Electronic Warfare Training

    Feb 23, 2007

    U.S. Army soldiers and insurgents have something in common: They share a single electromagnetic spectrum to communicate and launch attacks.

  • Radiology Staff Provides Reliable, Rapid Response in Iraq

    Feb 22, 2007

    The third Monday of February did not bring the radiology flight a day off from work, like it did for most of their counterparts in America on Presidents Day.

  • TH-67 Soars to Historic Aviation Milestone

    Feb 22, 2007

    After more than a dozen years, Fort Rucker's instructor-pilots, students and maintenance crews reached an Army Aviation milestone here Jan. 16 aEUR" the one millionth flight hour in the TH-67 Creek training helicopter.

  • Troopers Learn to Airlift Equipment, Supplies in Combat Zone

    Feb 22, 2007

    When people think of air assaults they may have an image in their mind of soldiers repelling from helicopters down long ropes and then once on the ground, the soldiers go to attack an objective.

  • Army Vice Chief, Retired Generals Visit U.S. Army North

    Feb 21, 2007

    The Army's Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody and a host of retired general officers visited U.S. Army North Jan. 29 to receive an update on the command and to look at its newest technologies.

  • Desert Hawk Takes Command of Aviation Operations in Salerno

    Feb 21, 2007

    Soldiers from the active, Reserve and National Guard components of the Army joined together to form one of the largest attack aviation task forces to operate in Afghanistan Feb. 17.

  • JPADS Continues to Improve the Way it Delivers Aerial Drops to the Warfighter

    Feb 15, 2007

    After using limited acquisition authority to speed an earlier version to warfighters fighting the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan, U.S. Joint Forces Command continues its role in the development of the Joint Precision Airdrop System with new ways of delivering supplies to ground forces minimizing the level of risk for the warfighter.

  • PEO Stri

    Feb 14, 2007

    Senate Demo-Day On Capitol Hill, PEO Stri demonstrates the latest devices used to train warfighters. Sergeant Stephen Smith has the story.

  • Communicators from 22 Nations Plan Premier Interoperability Workshop

    Feb 14, 2007

    Military communicators from 22 African and European nations are meeting in Praia, Cape Verde to begin planning for the July Africa Endeavor 2007 workshop scheduled in Ditholo, South Africa.

  • Soldiers Like FCS Test Systems So Much, They Don't Want to Return Them

    Feb 13, 2007

    Testing for some of the systems slated for the first "spin out" of the Army's Future Combat Systems program has gone well, except for one minor glitch: the Soldiers testing them don't want to give the prototypes back.

  • Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Treatment Plant

    Feb 13, 2007

    The Umm Qasr water treatment plant, one of the six largest infrastructure projects in southern Iraq, provides potable water for Umm Qasr port facilities and the town of Umm Qasr, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Military Blood Program Web Site Has New Look, Updated Content

    Feb 12, 2007

    The Armed Services Blood Program Web site has been redesigned, offering updated content as well as a new look, officials said.

  • eCybermission, Tobyhanna Volunteers Accept the Challenge

    Feb 12, 2007

    Tobyhanna employees are helping increase the nation's number of scientists, mathematicians and engineers by participating in a free Web-based science, math and technology competition.

  • Tobyhanna Employees Use Lean, Save Minutes, Miles

    Feb 12, 2007

    Cutting non-value added steps from the raceway installation process has reduced travel distance and repair time for electricians working on the AN/ASM-189 electronics repair van.

  • Army Depot's Test Equipment Undergoes Modernization

    Feb 12, 2007

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has developed a new strategy to combat test equipment obsolescence by employing modern hardware and software technologies.

  • Technology Helps Soldiers Stay Close to Loved Ones

    Feb 12, 2007

    "Snail mail" is quickly becoming a thing of the past for deployed Soldiers thanks to the 1st Cavalry Division's commitment to keeping families close through video teleconferences.

  • 3-D technology transforms design process

    Feb 9, 2007

    A designer navigates high above the floor moving from room to room adding a pipe here, putting up a wall there and sprinkling the final touches on the building layout that will contribute to millions of dollars in savings.

  • Missile Defense Elements Participate in Air Force Operational Missile Test

    Feb 9, 2007

    Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, announced today the successful completion of an exercise held Feb. 7 involving Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) elements while participating in a routine operational test of a U.S. Air Force strategic missile from Vandenberg AFB, Calif. as a "target of opportunity."

  • South Baghdad neighborhoods get water, sewer upgrade

    Feb 9, 2007

    Crews are busy installing new water mains in three small neighborhoods in south Baghdad and another contractor is just about finished repairing a major sewer collapse there.

  • Future Combat Systems Restructuring a 'Balancing Act'

    Feb 9, 2007

    The Army's Future Combat System program has been restructured as part of a "balancing act" between equipping the current force and modernizing the future force, a top Army acquisition official said yesterday.

  • America Supports You: Military Channel's 'Operation V-Day' nears

    Feb 8, 2007

    Friends and family back home will have a chance to see their servicemembers in action and hear their personal messages via video thanks to the efforts of a cable network dedicated to the military.

  • New Sea-Based Missile Defense Radar Completes Successful Journey to Alaska

    Feb 8, 2007

    Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today that the Sea-based X-band Radar (SBX) has successfully traveled from Hawaii to the waters of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska.

  • Chinook Simulator

    Feb 7, 2007

    Two Chinook Pilots in Germany use a simulator to train for deployment to Iraq. Michelle Michael has the story.

  • Monroe PMO 'Dumps the Pump' With New Admin Vehicle

    Feb 6, 2007

    It may not be equipped for high-speed chases or hauling in bad guys, but the new Provost Marshal Office vehicle that arrived here in late January includes one key feature that's quite remarkable.

  • Iraq Handbook / FCS Live Fire

    Feb 6, 2007

    New handbook out to help Soldiers survive Iraq; FCS gets thumbs up at first live fire.

  • Aircrews Take Iraqi and Coalition Forces Into Action

    Feb 6, 2007

    Army helicopters take Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers into battle, when speed and surprise are vital to the mission.

  • Warfighter Support Tops Modernization Spending in Budget Request

    Feb 6, 2007

    President Bush's fiscal 2008 budget request seeks to pump more money into the development of future capabilities that will support America's warfighters.

  • Army Picks Top Environmental Programs

    Feb 5, 2007

    Six installations, one team and one individual have been declared winners in the fiscal 2006 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards. The awards honor the Army's top programs in endangered species protection, historic preservation, waste reduction, environmental cleanup and pollution prevention.

  • Army to Transfer M1A1 Tanks to Marine Corps

    Feb 5, 2007

    The Army will transfer 80 M1A1 Abrams tanks over the next eight months to the Marine Corps to help them replace earlier models which the Army has already upgraded.

  • Free Software / Women's Museum

    Feb 2, 2007

    Microsoft Office free to Army personnel; Women's Museum to open new exhibit recognizing the contributions of women Soldiers during the war on terror.

  • Soldiers Testing FCS Technology Give Thumbs Up

    Feb 2, 2007

    The Army completed the first live-fire exercise, Experiment 1.1, involving Future Combat Systems technologies and equipment at the Oro Grande Range at Fort Bliss, Texas, yesterday.

  • Army's Equipment 'Reset' Program Ahead of 2006 Pace

    Feb 2, 2007

    The combination of available money and around-the-clock work is enabling the Army to increase the pace of refurbishment of equipment that's damaged or worn out on the battlefields.

  • Rugged Terrain No Challenge for Riggers

    Feb 1, 2007

    Parachute riggers are making outstanding contributions to America's war on terrorism in Afghanistan. That's the word from Sgt. Maj. Mary Brown, the top enlisted soldier at Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, Quartermaster Center and School.

  • Top Personnel Official: 'Jointness' Key to Future of Military Medicine

    Feb 1, 2007

    As the military health care system transforms its governance structure, the services must work together to sustain the high quality of care servicemembers and their families receive, a top Defense Department official said here yesterday.

  • DoD Official: 'Surge' Won't Leave Troops Ill-Equipped, Unprotected

    Feb 1, 2007

    "We will not send Soldiers who are improperly protected. Every Soldier will get the Army standard for force protection," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes.

  • Training Center Transformation Ensures Combat-Ready Troops

    Feb 1, 2007

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., is where Soldiers are trained to fight terrorists and insurgents in the most realistic environment imaginable.

  • Mechanics Keep Coalition Forces Moving

    Jan 31, 2007

    Mechanics from the 1st Cavalry Division are setting a quick pace and high standard for vehicle repairs here.

  • Vehicle Mechanics Keep Coalition Forces Moving

    Jan 31, 2007

    When they took over operations from the 4th Battalion Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), the platoon had more than 30 vehicles in need of repair. Not only did they catch up on their own vehicles, they've taken on the job of servicing more than 700 vehicles from all the different coalition elements on the base. How do they do it' Hard work, long hours and pride in their mission.

  • ADS and GSAT Tested

    Jan 30, 2007

    Military tests non-lethal Active Denial System; Ground Situational Awareness Toolkit is tested for use in combat.

  • 14th Street Bridge in Iraq

    Jan 30, 2007

    Famous Iraqi bridge inspected for coalition and civilian use by 411th Engineer Brigade.

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