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  • Whitelight

    Nov 9, 2007

    JFIIT tests new night time identification system at NTC during Bold Quest 2007 demonstration.

  • A Voyage of Discovery

    Nov 9, 2007

    Army Col. Doug Wheelock was among the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery. STS-120 was the 23rd shuttle mission to the International Space Station and was a resounding success.

  • California Levees

    Nov 8, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is at work repairing California state owned levees that threaten people, property and the environment. Mary Cochran reports.

  • War Survivor Boosts Continued Service of Disabled Vets

    Nov 8, 2007

    HEIDELBERG, Germany Aca,!" Aca,!A"I should have died. Having almost died, I am far more fearless.Aca,!A?

  • Tanker school training

    Nov 7, 2007

  • Tankers draw a bead on excellence

    Nov 7, 2007

    The Master Gunner Course held at Fort KnoxAca,!a,,cs Armor School is a two phased course that prepares mid-grade NCOs to serve as the gunnery and technical advisors for commanders at the company level and above. The course is taught for both the M1A2 and the M1A1 Abrams tanks. The two are usually separate courses. But the Master Gunner course has combined the two tanks this cycle into the Multi-Track Master Gunner Program.

  • H.E.A.T. Comes to Kaiserslautern

    Nov 7, 2007

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany Aca,!" Soldiers here can now prepare for when their world turns upside down thanks to the Training Support Center-KaiserslauternAca,!a,,cs new teaching tool: the HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) Egress Assistance Trainer.

  • Joint effort clears space, increases recycling fund

    Nov 6, 2007

    Profits from recycling scrap steel increased nearly $10,000 after depot and Defense Distribution Depot-Tobyhanna employees joined forces to clear space in and around eight buildings.

  • Soldiers to Evaluate PT-Jacket Prototypes

    Nov 6, 2007

    Soldiers this month will begin testing two new PT-jacket prototypes made from fabrics designed to provide more reflection in dark early-morning or evening hours.

  • Army Fields MRAP in Iraq

    Nov 6, 2007

    Towering overhead and aligned one after the other in a seemingly endless row, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs next generation of combat vehicles have rolled into Iraq. The new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is currently being fielded here for the first time anywhere, and Soldiers are getting their first hands-on look at the latest development in troop protection.

  • Centurions clear streets of IEDs for their fellow Ironhorse troopers

    Nov 5, 2007

    HOR AL BOSH, Iraq -- Everyday a select group of Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Special Troops Aca,!A"CenturionAca,!A? Battalion head out in their mine resistant vehicles, hitting the streets near Camp Taji, Iraq to clear routes of improvised explosive devices within the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs area of operations.

  • CG visits Air Cavalry troopers

    Nov 5, 2007

  • Fixing multi-million dollar 'toys': 1st Air Cavalry troopers hit their 200th Phase

    Nov 5, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" When most kids get a new electronic toy, they play with it until it no longer interests them. But a small portion of those kids, when they get bored with the toy, simply grab some screw drivers and take it apart to see what makes it tick.

  • Depot produces 50k Blue Force Tracking kits

    Nov 5, 2007

    Tobyhanna has passed a milestone in producing kits for a key system that enhances situational awareness on the battlefield.

  • Astronauts Repair Panels During Spacewalk

    Nov 5, 2007

    Army astronaut Col. Doug Wheelock and Mission Specialist Doug Parazynski successfully repaired a torn solar array panel during SaturdayAca,!a,,cs seven-hour, 19-minute spacewalk.

  • Self-Promotion System

    Nov 1, 2007

    New Soldier self-service promotion system for E-5 and E-6.

  • Spacewalk Connects Truss to International Space Station

    Oct 30, 2007

    Army astronaut Col. Doug Wheelock and mission specialist Scott Parazynski began a spacewalk at 4:45 a.m. EDT today to help fasten the Port 6 truss to its new home on the International Space Station.

  • Army Astronaut Walks in Space

    Oct 29, 2007

    Army astronaut Col. Doug Wheelock and mission specialist Scott Parazynski are scheduled to camp out tonight in the airlock of Space Shuttle Discovery in preparation their spacewalk Tuesday morning.

  • USACE Builds Truck Stop and Water Treatment Center

    Oct 29, 2007

    The USACE builds an Iraq truck stop and water treatment center.

  • Army NG and USACE Fight Fires in California

    Oct 26, 2007

    Update on the Army National Guard and Corps of Engineers involvement in fighting the fires in California.

  • Airlift Mission

    Oct 26, 2007

    Soldiers airlift a downed Chinook helicopter in Guatemala. Sgt. William Nash has the story.

  • 1st Cav Hostage Rescue / Army Astronaut Blasts Off

    Oct 24, 2007

    1st Cavalry Division Soldiers rescue hostages and confiscate weapons in Iraq; Army Col. Douglas Wheelock heads to International Space-station on the Shuttle Discovery.

  • AMC Participates in AUSA

    Oct 23, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights its participation in the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition held in Washington, D.C.

  • Red River Army Depot

    Oct 23, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Red River Army Depot and its improvements to the HMMWV repair line, which was a gold recipient of the 2007 Shingo Prize Public Sector Award for excellence in manufacturing.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot and Firefinder Radar

    Oct 23, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Firefinder radar system, which was a gold recipient of the 2007 Shingo Prize Public Sector Award for excellence in manufacturing.

  • Purple Heart / Defense of Freedom Display

    Oct 23, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Purple Heart/Defense of Freedom educational display in front of AMC headquarters.

  • Historic Launch Held at Camp Taji

    Oct 23, 2007

    The residents of this camp are exposed to an incessant buzzing -- a sound of safety for the troops on the ground in Multinational Division Baghdad area of operations.

  • HENNAC Conference

    Oct 22, 2007

    The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command served as an ambassador-level sponsor and participant in the 19th Annual HENAAC Conference, a national Hispanic engineering awards conference and competition.

  • Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner Receives Award from College of American Pathologists

    Oct 22, 2007

    The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recognized the dedicated men and women of the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner (OAFME), for the dignity, honor, respect, and professionalism, which they deliver each day in exercising their duties, at a special ceremony held on Sept. 30, 2007, at the College's annual meeting.

  • Air Cavalry Trooper To Ride Into Space

    Oct 22, 2007

    Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, a former commander with the 9th Cavalry Regiment, is saddling up for a trot into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6.

  • Army Astronaut to Deliver Node to Space Station

    Oct 22, 2007

    Army Astronaut Col. Douglas H. Wheelock is scheduled to blast into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery Tuesday, weather permitting at Cape Canaveral, Fla., with a mission of delivering equipment to the International Space Station.

  • Defense Department Contracts for 2,400 More MRAP Vehicles

    Oct 19, 2007

    The Defense Department has let contracts for an additional 2,400 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, bringing the total number of the vehicles ordered to 8,800.

  • Med Trauma Training

    Oct 19, 2007

    Medical Trauma Training with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID, at the National Trauma Center. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Soldiers Train with Raven UAV's

    Oct 18, 2007

    The soldiers came from different locations, with different backgrounds, but they had one thing in common: an overwhelming eagerness to learn how to use the Raven unmanned aerial vehicle in the battlefield.

  • Free Video Editing / $92,000,000 COE Contract

    Oct 17, 2007

    Online company offering free video editing for Soldiers and their Families; Army Corps of Engineers awards $92 million contract for a new battlefield medical center.

  • Army Earns 'Nobel'-Like Awards for Business Efficiencies

    Oct 17, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs coveted awards -- equivalent to "Nobel Prize for Manufacturing" -- are an affirmation of the successful implementation of best business practices.

  • U-A-V is easy to pronounce

    Oct 15, 2007

  • Corps of Engineers Rebuild Iraqi Infrastructure

    Oct 15, 2007

    The Corps of Engineers continues to work to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure.

  • New web-based system helps get repair parts faster

    Oct 12, 2007

    An innovative Army repair team here and a DOD combat support agency are working together to get repair parts faster so maintenance experts can keep weapons in top condition for Soldiers.

  • Exhibits Maker Builds Model IEDs for Soldier Training

    Oct 12, 2007

    Ruben Zunega has spent the last 32 years making everything from full-scale plastic tanks to 3-D topographical maps. But his latest project might just be his most important.

  • Missile Defense Tops Agenda

    Oct 12, 2007

    U.S. plans to base missile defense radar and interceptors in Poland and the Czech Republic and RussiaAca,!a,,cs opposition to those plans were at the heart of talks between U.S. and Russian leaders here this morning.

  • Army Refitting More Humvees Faster with New Approach

    Oct 11, 2007

    The Army has cut to a fraction the time it takes to rebuild battle-damaged Humvees with a new assembly-line process at Red River Army Depot, Texas.

  • Buddy system: Apache pilots serve in same units since Basic Training

    Oct 11, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" When Zachary Johnson and Eric Dillman first met seven years ago at a selection board for Army pilot candidates, they had no idea they would spend the first decade of their Army careers in tandem.

  • Soldiers Get Training for Combat Logistics Patrols

    Oct 11, 2007

    Night after night, the Soldiers are out on the road running the combat logistics patrols that move supplies in and around the brigade's area of operations. Although they have been performing this mission for nearly 11 months without any major incidents, the Soldiers are getting some valuable training.

  • The Army Keeps Rolling Along -- By Train

    Oct 10, 2007

    Railroads and the U.S. Army have a close relationship, going back to the Civil War. Today, U.S. Army still relies on railroads, both in the United States and overseas, to move materiel.

  • Why Have A Lock If You Leave the Door Open'

    Oct 10, 2007

    Security devices and procedures are only effective if used fully and correctly. Yet some people find it too much trouble to have to re-enter a password or reinsert a CAC when their computer has timed out.

  • America's Army: Modernization Maintains Momentum

    Oct 9, 2007

    A panel of senior Army leaders discussed the objectives and way forward for Aca,!A"Army Modernization Aca,!" Maintaining MomentumAca,!A? at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting today.

  • PATRIOT upgrades step closer to net-centric

    Oct 4, 2007

    Industry developers demonstrated to military leaders the near-term PATRIOT communications enhancements that will leverage full capabilities of organic GRC 245 radios.

  • Japanese Soldiers Fire HAWK Missile at McGregor

    Oct 4, 2007

    Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers from the 2nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery and 1st Air Defense Artillery brigades conducted a HAWK missile live fire exercise McGregor Range, N.M.

  • Electric Cars

    Oct 4, 2007

    Fort Benning takes steps to meet the president's directive on improving energy efficiency.

  • Rapid Fielding Initiative 2007

    Oct 4, 2007

    The Army's Program Executive-Office Soldier outfitted it's one-millionth customer with a Rapid Fielding Initiative kit Sept. 25.

  • Marin accepts the reins as RDECOM's Senior NCO

    Oct 4, 2007

    Marin accepted his new position as the RDECOM Command Sergeant Major during a recent Assumption of Responsibility ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen Fred D. Robinson, RDECOMAca,!a,,cs commanding general.

  • Army Launches Benefits Web Site

    Oct 2, 2007

    The SoldiersAca,!a,,c Benefit Services Web site is now the ArmyAca,!a,,cs official one-stop resource for all benefits information.

  • UAS Video Terminal Connects Boots on the Ground to Eyes in the Sky

    Oct 1, 2007

    The Army fielded its 200th One-System Remote Video Terminal to Iraq and Afghanistan in September. Soldiers using an OSRVT can display the sensor feed from any of the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems and gain an unprecedented, instantaneous common view of the battlefield.

  • 'The Doctor Is In' with RP-7 Robotic System

    Sep 28, 2007

    The five-and-a-half-foot tall RP-7 mobile robot (left) can roll to a patientAca,!a,,cs bedside and enable two-way, real time communication between a physician and a patient, patientAca,!a,,cs family, other physicians and nurses. RP-7 at Brooke Army Medical Center takes telemedicine to the next and very personal level.

  • Army Shows Congress FCS 'Spin-out' Technologies

    Sep 28, 2007

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. showed members of Congress equipment now being used in Iraq that incorporates technologies developed under the Future Combat Systems program.

  • C-130 Carry / Combat Lifesaver Training

    Sep 28, 2007

    Pilots fly helo carrying half a C-130; Starting October 1, all new Soldiers will get Combat Lifesaver training and certification.

  • Israel MOUT Urban Training Site

    Sep 28, 2007

    USACE builds MOUT training site used by Israeli defense forces.

  • Recap of the Best Warrior Competition 2006

    Sep 27, 2007

    Recap of the Best Warrior Competition 2006 for NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • USACE Builds Iraqi Infrastructure

    Sep 27, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is improving Iraq's infrastructure through numerous projects.

  • Fort Benning's Cultural Resource Specialists

    Sep 27, 2007

    Fort Benning's cultural resources specialists get to work following the latest BRAC announcement.

  • Army to Equip 1 Millionth Soldier With Mission-Essential Gear

    Sep 27, 2007

    The Army celebrates a major milestone on Sept. 25 when a Soldier from the 10th Mountain Division becomes the 1 millionth individual to receive a Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI) kit, which provides the best, most current Soldier equipment available. Members of the media are invited to witness this achievement, which will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Polk, La.

  • Ft. Benning Using Electric Cars

    Sep 26, 2007

    Ft. Benning buys electric cars to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases.

  • Rapid Fielding Milestone at Fort Polk

    Sep 26, 2007

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive-Office Soldier outfitted itAca,!a,,cs one-millionth customer with a Rapid Fielding Initiative kit here Sept. 25.

  • Department of the Army provides career jump-start for college students

    Sep 25, 2007

    An Army-wide program called the Student Career Experience Program gives college students such an opportunity. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center implements the program to expose students to the work civilians do here to support the Warfighter.

  • NSRDEC student hires showcase work

    Sep 25, 2007

    Recently, student hires from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center got an opportunity to showcase their work during the first Annual Future Workforce Poster Presentation Event.

  • Student symposium yields impressive results

    Sep 25, 2007

    John Miller, director of the Army Research Laboratory, said he was Aca,!A"blown awayAca,!A? by the quality of the presentations made by undergraduate and graduate students at ARLAca,!a,,cs first Summer Student Research Symposium held in the Adelphi Laboratory Center auditorium.

  • NSRDEC lends a helping hand

    Sep 25, 2007

    Volunteers providing services, such as food, clothing, health screenings, showers, haircuts, and Veterans and Social Security benefits counseling, to homeless Veterans during Massachusetts Stand Down Days in Boston Aug. 10 and 11 were assisted by equipment on loan from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • AMSAA employee wins 2007 National HENAAC Engineering & Science Award

    Sep 25, 2007

    Ms. Katryna Segovia of the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity is the Aca,!A"2007 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corporation national winner of the Most Promising Engineer Award - Advanced Degree (Graduate Level).Aca,!A? Segovia will be honored during the 19th Annual HENAAC Conference, Oct. 11 to 13 in San Diego, Calif.

  • ARL researchers develop new technology

    Sep 25, 2007

    A group of U.S. Army Research Lab researchers have developed a new low-frequency, ultra-wideband radar to address three compelling needs Aca,!" improvised device detection, sensing through walls and support for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs vision of an autonomous navigation system for robotic ground vehicles, a key component of the Army's Future Combat System.

  • RDECOM elements recognized in R&D Lab of the year awards

    Sep 25, 2007

  • Canadian Liaison Officer Departs Picatinny After Productive Tour Helping Warfighters

    Sep 25, 2007

    Canadian Maj. Allan Finney, Canadian liaison officer to the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, was awarded a commendation from the Canadian Land Forces Commander for his outstanding work in support of the Canadian acquisition of the M777 howitzer during a ceremony recently that was a culmination of FinneyAca,!a,,cs four years at Picatinny.

  • First Strike Ration on the way for the first to fight Warfighter

    Sep 25, 2007

    Aca,!A"The First Strike Ration is intended for the first on the ground, first to fight Warfighter,Aca,!A? said Barbara Daley, food technologist and FSR project officer, Combat Feeding Directorate, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Efforts Continue to De-Mine Afghanistan

    Sep 25, 2007

    On any given day, MAC employees drive Casspir vehicles through mine fields as a part of the de-mining process here. The South African-designed vehicle, with a V-shaped hull and steel wheels that can withstand repeated mine strikes is one of many tools MAC workers are using to make Bagram Airfield and Afghanistan a safer place by clearing land mines, unexploded ordnance and scrap metal.

  • Virtual FRG Keeps Soldiers, Families In Touch

    Sep 25, 2007

    HANAU, Germany Aca,!" As 1st Armored Division Soldiers deploy to Iraq for the next 15 months, they leave knowing there are a host of resources in place to keep them connected to families here and stateside.

  • Maryland Guard Vigilant in Homeland Defense Exercise

    Sep 18, 2007

    Soldiers of the Maryland National GuardAca,!a,,cs 115th Military Police Battalion were among the first troops securing the scene at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and six years later, some of these same Soldiers are fully engaged in a homeland defense exercise aimed at preparing for a potential repeat of that dayAca,!a,,cs events Aca,!" training they hope never to use.

  • WRAMC Military Advanced Training Center

    Sep 17, 2007

    Military Advanced Training Center for amputee and patient care opens at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Latest Army Vessel Honors Black American Hero

    Sep 16, 2007

    The logistics support vessel Major General Robert Smalls (LSV-8) Aca,!" the first Army vessel named for an African American Aca,!" was inducted into the ArmyAca,!a,,cs watercraft fleet yesterday during a commissioning ceremony at BaltimoreAca,!a,,cs historic Inner Harbor.

  • Latest Version of Army Combat Shirt Debuts

    Sep 14, 2007

    In response to Soldier feedback, Program Executive Officer-Soldier has designed the new Army Combat Shirt to be even more breatheable.

  • Tire Salvage

    Sep 14, 2007

    Soldiers help clean up a 35-year-old ecological disaster. James Williams reports.

  • Military Advanced Training Center Opens at WRAMC

    Sep 13, 2007

    Walter Reed Army Medical CenterAca,!a,,cs new Military Advanced Training Center opened its doors today to offer rehabilitating Soldiers the latest in cutting edge equipment to help with their recovery.

  • TRADOC spouses tour simulators

    Sep 12, 2007

  • M-12 Decontamination System

    Sep 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights how Pine Bluff Arsenal is using Lean methodologies to improve its M-12 decontamination system assembly lines.

  • HQ AMC Tech Gallery

    Sep 11, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the latest renovations to its Tech Gallery at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Airmen Deliver 'Buffaloes'

    Sep 6, 2007

    The new MRAPs, which are to phase out the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, are designed with a V-shaped and raised bottoms more than three feet off the ground to reduce servicemember casualties by protecting them from improvised explosive devices. The vehicles also increase mobility and enhance mission success.

  • Stryker crews train on new Mobile Gun System

    Sep 5, 2007

    Stryker brigade to receive the M-1128 Mobile Gun System

  • Army Boat Supports Dive Teams Trying to Raise Russian Sub

    Sep 5, 2007

    Usually a transport vessel, the U.S. Army Vessel New Orleans is rendering itself as a diving platform for Army and Navy divers attempting to salvage a sunken Russian submarine in Providence Harbor.

  • Alternative Fuels Used by Soldier

    Aug 31, 2007

    Reserve Soldier uses alternate fuels in his diesel car.

  • Army Reaffirms Commitment to Hawaii on Depleted Uranium

    Aug 30, 2007

    The Army has reaffirmed and demonstrated its commitment to ensuring public safety with regards to the depleted uranium discovered (DU) here and at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Island of Hawaii.

  • Alaska Guard Soldiers Protect the Homeland

    Aug 30, 2007

    Alaska Army National Guard Soldiers protect the U.S. with missile defense system.

  • Med Simulator

    Aug 28, 2007

    Medical simulator training center helps prepare soldiers for battlefield.

  • Soldiers Bring Mobile Communications to Battlefield

    Aug 27, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Hancock looked over the schematics the 82nd Airborne had put together for a mobile tactical operations center and knew that he could build something similar for his battalion.

  • MRAPs Displayed on Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Aug 27, 2007

    A team of test operators and mechanics here gave members of the media and other visitors a firsthand look today at the mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle, or MRAP, which is currently being tested on its automotive quality and ability to protect servicemembersAca,!a,,c lives.

  • Guardsmen Train on High-Tech Simulator

    Aug 24, 2007

    Pvt. Elias Kvasnikoff is traveling down a dusty road through a small Iraqi village when suddenly his Humvee lurches, the windows shatter and the convoy comes to a screeching halt. He has taken a direct hit by an insurgentAca,!a,,cs rocket-propelled grenade. If heAca,!a,,cs not dead, heAca,!a,,cs lucky.

  • Lean, Six Sigma prove cost effective for business operations

    Aug 23, 2007

    The depot this year saved more than $19 million after a program aligning two process-improvement activities helped eliminate waste and reduced variation in business and industrial processes. Lean and Six Sigma, or LSS, training was implemented at Anniston Army Depot in 2004, with the first class completing projects and receiving their certifications in 2005.

  • Shingo results in, ANAD to be awarded

    Aug 23, 2007

    Anniston Army Depot learned Aug. 13 that two of its production operations are scheduled to receive a public sector Shingo award for excellence in manufacturing at an awards presentation in October.

  • Dean Relief / MRAPs to Iraq

    Aug 23, 2007

    Soldiers and Airman assist in Dean relief efforts; Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicles headed to Iraq.

  • Army Field Support Battalion - Afloat

    Aug 22, 2007

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the Army Field Support Battalion-Afloat and its mission.

  • Pimp My Ride

    Aug 22, 2007

    A National Guard Soldier has pimped his ride. And not just in any fashion, he's done it Army style. Sgt. Nicholas Ashby purchased a 2004 Infinity G-35 coupe after his re-deployment from Iraq. Then he started to trick it out -- all in the name of fallen comrades. Now Ashby and his ride are on a year long Hot Import Nights tour -- so more people can remember the fallen.

  • CERDEC digital tool helps Commander predict the future while making decisions

    Aug 20, 2007

    Through the Common Operational Picture (COP) provided in Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS) 6.4, a Commander now receives a wealth of information that allows him to confidently make informed decisions. The large amount of data in the COP, however, can make the process of deciding how to react a little more challenging. While digital systems provide the Commander with a look at the present COP, Running Estimates Services (RES) will help him hypothesize into the future.