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  • 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.

  • More Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles Shipped to Middle East

    Aug 20, 2007

    U.S. troops serving in Iraq will have a little more protection soon, as two of the military's newest armored vehicles are on their way to the theater.

  • IED Demolitions

    Aug 17, 2007

    Soldiers go on patrol to destroy IEDs before they harm Soldiers or civilians. PFC Jon Cano reports.

  • Buffalo Mine Protected Vehicle

    Aug 17, 2007

    Spc. Victor Hernandez, a combat engineer with C Company, 130th Engineer Company, Puerto Rico National Guard, shows Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief of the National Guard Bureau, the capabilities of the Buffalo Mine Protected Vehicle used by his unit to counter improvised explosive devices in Iraq.

  • New Chinook Unveiled at Fort Campbell

    Aug 17, 2007

    Aviation history was made at Fort Campbell Wednesday as a newly designed CH-47 Chinook helicopter was officially ushered into operation.

  • Officer Hails 'Tremendous Success' of Iraqi Automated ID System

    Aug 16, 2007

    The Iraqi governmentAca,!a,,cs automated biometrics identification system -- used to screen civilian workers, police and soldiers, as well as to catch criminals -- is a Aca,!A"tremendous success,Aca,!A? a U.S. military officer said in Baghdad today.

  • Army Engineers Work to Connect Afghanistan One Road at a Time

    Aug 16, 2007

    U.S. Army engineers in Afghanistan are doing their part to restore security and the countryAca,!a,,cs economy by building roads, bridges and levees to connect AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs people.

  • MSTC Open House Features Human Patient Simulators

    Aug 15, 2007

    The Fort Bliss Medical Simulation Training Center held an open house to mark its official opening, July 19. Four human patient simulators took center stage at the event. These simulators are the most innovative training tools Soldiers will use to train on combat lifesaver skills, said Joe Ricondo, Jr., Military Education and Government Systems and Programs.

  • Army Preparing for Future of Conflict, Gen. Casey Says

    Aug 15, 2007

    The Army is growing its ranks and transforming into an agile force ready to face a future that could be rife with conflicts around the world, the Army chief of staff said.

  • M299 Personal Decontamination Kit

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the M299 personal decontamination kit.

  • AMC Ammunition Plants

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights AMC ammunition plants and their accomplishments.

  • 2006 Greatest Inventions Competition

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the 2006 Army's Greatest Inventions competition.

  • CMA 45 Percent Chemical Weapon Destruction

    Aug 14, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights CMA's 45 percent chemical weapon destruction milestone.

  • America's Army to Launch New Game

    Aug 13, 2007

    America's Army will declare war on the fictional country of Ganzia Sept. 27 when it launches "True Soldiers" for X-Box 360, the latest evolution of the popular Army-sponsored computer game.

  • First TIGER engines, transmissions sent for testing

    Aug 8, 2007

    In partnership with defense contractor Honeywell International Inc., Anniston Army Depot completed the first set of durability AGT 1500 turbine engines as part of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Total Integrated Engine Revitalization, or TIGER, program.

  • Chinooks: 'Working Horse' of Aviation

    Aug 8, 2007

    Chinook helicopters, also referred to as the "working horse" of rotary wing helicopters in theater, work around the clock as an aviation benefit to ground elements throughout Afghanistan.

  • Army Launches Pilot Warrior Leader Course

    Aug 8, 2007

    Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division led the way in graduating July 30 from the ArmyAca,!a,,cs pilot mobile Warrior Leader Course at Fort Carson.

  • New Surveillance Camera Minimizes Danger in Iraq

    Jul 26, 2007

    A new surveillance system that minimizes Soldiers' exposure to harm while providing continual observation in operating areas has been fielded in Iraq after just three weeks of design and manufacturing.

  • Apache Maintainer

    Jul 25, 2007

    A Soldier talks about how he likes his job as a Apache Maintainer in Iraq and how his team pulls together to get the job done.

  • Researchers Test Warfighter Physiological Status Monitor

    Jul 24, 2007

    The Warfighter Physiological Status Monitor lets an observer view heart rate, respiration and core temperature from a remote location. Although intended for medical personnel to monitor the critical vital signs of Warfighters on the battlefield or in training, it also has other uses.

  • TRICARE Hacked

    Jul 24, 2007

    TRICARE information may have been hacked into.

  • Game Therapy at LRMC

    Jul 24, 2007

    Occupational therapists treat patients with new therapy technique using the Nintendo Wii at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Michelle Michael reports.

  • Ft. Drum Forestry

    Jul 23, 2007

    Fort Drum, N.Y., forestry officials balance training and nature conservation with technology and maintenance.

  • New Prosthesis Could Help Keep Troops in the Fight

    Jul 19, 2007

    A new prosthesis under development will give servicemember amputees more flexibility and help them better perform their military jobs if they choose to stay on active duty. A preview of the new technology July 17 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here drew key staff and several servicemember amputees. The open forum allowed users to see improvements in prototype form and ask developers questions or offer suggestions.

  • MRAP Vehicle Pentagon Briefing

    Jul 18, 2007

    John Young, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Task Force Chairman, Stephen Speakes, Deputy Chief of Staff for G-8 (Force Development), and BG Michael Brogan, Commander of Marine Corps Systems Command, discuss the MRAP vehicle.

  • PTSD - MTBI / USACE Katrina Report

    Jul 18, 2007

    New program to teach Soldiers help Soldiers cope with PTSD and MTBI; USACE releases study to determine why and how Hurricane Katrina wrecked so much havoc.


    Jul 18, 2007

    The Army initiates a PTSD-MTBI chain teach to inform Soldiers and Family members of the signs and sources for help.

  • Clean-Up in Florida / Cultural Awareness Cards

    Jul 17, 2007

    97th Transportation Company participate in an environmental clean-up in Florida; Fort Drum hands out Middle Eastern Cultural Awareness Cards to deploying troops.

  • Hippotherapy

    Jul 17, 2007

    Wounded Warriors in therapeutic riding program.

  • Military Surface Deployment/Distribution Command

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the addition of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command to the AMC family. It includes an interview with Maj. Gen. Kathleen Gainey, SDDC's commander.

  • Tank Automotive Research

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centers tool kits designed for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles.

  • Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment system.

  • M-982 120 MM Infrared Illuminating Cartridge

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the M-983 120 MM Infrared Illuminating Cartridge production line at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark.

  • Army Field Support Battalion - North East Asia

    Jul 13, 2007

    The Army Materiel Command highlights its Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia, which is responsible for maintaining and servicing Army prepositioned stocks in that region.