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  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • REF: Battlefield survival can depend on getting Soldiers critical gear posthaste

    Nov 15, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force is fielding mission-critical equipment to deployed Soldiers, including "hybrid" solar-battery-generator systems that save fuel; 57 are now in Afghanistan, 20 in Tran-Sahara Africa, 12 in Honduras and several in the Philippines.

  • Evolving NIEs help shape Army's future network

    Nov 14, 2013

    Underway this month is the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1, the sixth in a series of semi-annual field exercises that incorporate Soldier feedback to improve and simplify network systems, leverage industry innovation on emerging capabilities and validate new tactics, techniques and procedures -- while also reducing the burden of network integration on operational forces.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Results from Army, university tests could improve auto, aviation industry standards

    Nov 13, 2013

    Results from a recent study that looked at how battlefield-born vibrations, like those from blasts and heavy armored vehicles, for example, are leading research scientists to rethink military vehicle testing and evaluation methods that could also, eventually, improve automotive and aviation industry standards.

  • Rapid Equipping Force launches website for innovations

    Nov 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force recently launched ArmyCoCreate.com, a website for Soldiers to identify tactical challenges and collaborate for solutions.

  • Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier

    Nov 6, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 1, 2013.

  • Energizing base camps of the future

    Nov 6, 2013

    Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

    Nov 5, 2013

    Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • 10th Sustainment Soldiers embrace capabilities of new chemical-detection vehicle

    Nov 4, 2013

    Four M1135 Strykers are now in the hands of a Fort Drum, N.Y., unit that specializes in an unconventional warfare mission.

  • McAlester increases public-private partnerships, revenue

    Nov 4, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., had a banner year, generating $16.1 million from 26 public-private partnerships in the fiscal year 2013, said explained a plant official.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • Army Research Laboratory prototype hardware helps NASA recover images that would be lost at sea

    Oct 30, 2013

    New hardware built by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is helping NASA retrieve experimental images otherwise lost at sea.

  • Army looks to blend cyber, electronic warfare capabilities on battlefield

    Oct 29, 2013

    U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion.

  • NSRDEC deploys energy-efficient tents for testing

    Oct 29, 2013

    A group of shelters were sent to the Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility to be tested by both the Army and Air Force recently as part of the "Advanced, Energy-Efficient Shelter Systems for Contingency Basing and Other Applications" program.

  • Army logisticians, industry navigate budgetary minefield to modernize equipment

    Oct 28, 2013

    Continuing resolutions, sequestration and furloughs are putting equipment modernization, readiness and force structure at risk, said a top leader responsible for equipping Soldiers.

  • Army leaders: Network, NIEs critical to future force

    Oct 23, 2013

    After putting the tactical communications network "under pressure" in a realistic operational environment in order to quickly deliver a "digital guardian angel" to troops in Afghanistan, Army leaders said the Network Integration Evaluation process is adapting to drive continued innovation.

  • Improvements to Army's new 5.56mm production lines help save government more than $20 million

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies.

  • Future uncertain for Ground Combat Vehicle, Armed Aerial Scout

    Oct 22, 2013

    As a result of fiscal "belt tightening, the Ground Combat Vehicle and the Armed Aerial Scout could be delayed, continued or terminated," said the Army's top acquisition professional.

  • Doing lab work for 'HEROES'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Ten students from the UMass Lowell Co-op Scholars Program worked during the summer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, as part of the Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers, or HEROES, program.

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • Army 'can't afford' not to have Rapid Equipping Force, leader says

    Oct 18, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force plays such an important role in providing Soldiers with what they need to complete their mission that its commander is confident his organization will continue in one form or another even after budget cuts shrink the Army.

  • 'Iron Man'-style suit in early stages of development

    Oct 17, 2013

    U.S. Special Operations Command wants its operators to be protected with what it informally calls an "Iron Man" suit, named after the fictional superhero.

  • Army researchers meet need for Marines' assault vehicles

    Oct 16, 2013

    In response to an urgent operational need, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility teamed with the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Marine Corps to develop an Emergency Egress Lighting System for the Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle.

  • Final production of protected satellite terminals postures Army for advanced satellite operation

    Oct 16, 2013

    The Army's advanced protected ground satellite terminals are supporting Air Force testing of new military satellites, and once operational in real-world missions, these advanced terminals will provide a fourfold increase in throughput to bandwidth-hungry forces.

  • 20 years of Army research yields hope for malaria vaccine

    Oct 16, 2013

    Reports of the successful trials that could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine led the headlines of international news outlets last week. Hidden within the story line is the critical role of researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who have worked steadfastly for more than 20 years to help bring the vaccine to reality.

  • Army announces Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance to explore underlying cyber science

    Oct 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has established a Collaborative Research Alliance,which will include an alliance of ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

  • Army live-stream of AUSA exposition to allow viewer participation

    Oct 10, 2013

    This year, the Army will live-stream nearly every discussion panel that occurs at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C. Remote viewers will also be able to interact with panelists via social media.

  • Army observes Information Assurance/Cyber Security Week: Oct. 14-18

    Oct 10, 2013

    The Army will observe an Information Assurance/Cyber Security Awareness Week, beginning Oct. 14, 2013, as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

  • Army approved to continue fielding WIN-T Increment 2

    Oct 8, 2013

    The Army has received approval to continue with further limited additional production and fielding of its mobile tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Army, Marine Corps find synergy supporting intelligence mission in pacific

    Oct 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have been working together over the past fifteen months to improve intelligence collaboration efforts focused in Japan and the Republic of Korea.

  • Army lab finding better ways to convert JP-8 to hydrogen for portable electric power

    Oct 3, 2013

    A small team of scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are collaborating with counterparts at the Communications-Electronics and the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Centers, to develop technology for lightweight, portable prototype systems that would convert Jet Propellant 8 to hydrogen on the spot.

  • Army develops lightweight ballistic protection for aircraft

    Oct 2, 2013

    Army tactics and training are constantly changing to meet the threat on the battlefield, and one such example is the attack helicopter.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • Soldier input aids Army researchers

    Sep 27, 2013

    Engineers from Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center solicited ideas for future combat vehicle projects from Arrowhead Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Space and Missile Defense Command saves Army money with low-cost 'Zombie' targets

    Sep 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has found a way to save the Army money while still providing capabilities by using low-cost targets during missile defense testing.

  • SecArmy visits, touts, challenges Watervliet

    Sep 26, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Watervliet Arsenal today to assess the effect of sequestration on the arsenal's ability to conduct research and design efforts, and manufacturing, in support of howitzers, cannons, and mortars for U.S. Armed Forces and allies.

  • Secretary of the Army affirms Picatinny's importance to national security

    Sep 26, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., Sept. 26, 2013, to assess the effect of sequestration on the installation's efforts in research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of weapon systems and ammunition.

  • Putting combat rations packaging on a diet

    Sep 23, 2013

    When it comes to combat rations packaging, Lauri Kline would like to put the Defense Department on something of a diet.

  • New method uses water, motion to develop delicious military food

    Sep 19, 2013

    One of life's greatest necessities, water, is a key ingredient for the new gentle motion retort used by the Combat Feeding Directorate at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., to develop Meals, Ready-to-Eat and Tray Pack products.

  • Rock Island enables 100-percent accountability, quick delivery of war-fighting gear

    Sep 18, 2013

    For just about a year now, employees at the Joint Manufacturing Technology Center at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., have been making it easier for military units to get the sensor and laser equipment they need to equip their Soldiers.

  • Army developing tool to reduce altitude sickness in deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2013

    It is no secret that Soldiers must prevail in all kinds of terrain and climates to complete missions. Afghanistan, for example, boasts mountains with elevations higher than 24,000 feet.

  • Army partners with industry for future of intelligence support

    Sep 17, 2013

    Representatives from small and large businesses from across the country gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 29, 2013, to align efforts with the Distributed Common Ground System team to discuss technology integration opportunities.

  • At times, even munitions must shake, rattle and roll

    Sep 12, 2013

    Will mortars, artillery rounds, and mines function at a basic level, perform at various altitudes, remain intact if transported over rough terrain, function if accidentally dropped from various heights? Finding the answers to these questions is the realm of personnel at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., who work at the Environmental Test Lab, which is part of the Quality Engineering and System Assurance Directorate.

  • Army gives green light for procurement of 3rd Stryker Double-V Hull brigade

    Sep 11, 2013

    The Project Manager for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team received the approval from the Army Acquisition Executive to begin the procurement of a 3rd brigade of Stryker Double V-Hull vehicles.

  • New Army Training Network videos help with training management

    Sep 10, 2013

    The Army's primary website for training resources recently added eight short videos to improve unit training management throughout the force.

  • Army researchers seek better airdrops

    Sep 9, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- Among the many testing capabilities housed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Roller Load Test Facility offers the unique ability to simulate the roller and rail systems used in aircraft to deliver cargo airdrops -- all while still on the ground.

  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • TARDEC leaders engage with government, industry, academia partners

    Sep 5, 2013

    The director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center connected with government, industry and academia partners at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, at Warren, Mich.

  • JLTV testing begins, program on schedule, budget

    Sep 5, 2013

    Full-pace, full-scope testing of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes began Sept. 3, 2013, and will last for 14 months.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • 401st AFSB logisticians complete underbody blast protection upgrades in Afghanistan

    Sep 4, 2013

    After nearly five months of running 24-hour operations, seven days a week, Product Manager Heavy Tactical Vehicles, in partnership with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, installed the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks at Forward Operating Base Shindand.

  • Army launches website about permethrin-treated ACUs

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers spend a considerable amount of time outdoors either training, or during real-world operations. The Army wants them to know just how their uniforms are protecting them from insect-borne diseases.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • New Armor Inspection System ensures ballistic plates safe for deploying Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command has acquired a system that uses X-rays to scan ballistic plates in order to identify deficiencies within them.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Army awards 2nd technology under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force, awarded Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to a group of 22 qualified solar technology contractors, Aug. 27, 2013.

  • Army advances standardized tactical computer

    Aug 27, 2013

    In combat and tactical vehicles, Soldiers can access communications systems that display a complete picture of the battlefield. However, these high-tech situational awareness features are viewed through different computer systems, over separate monitors and with little room to spare.

  • Team Tobyhanna streamlines Nett Warrior fielding process

    Aug 26, 2013

    Several shops at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., are supporting the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior system that provides warfighters secure and mobile voice, video and data communications capabilities.

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • Cutting edge technology

    Aug 21, 2013

    Twelve members of the Headquarters, 2-399 Regiment, 1st Brigade, 104th Training Division (LT), located at Fort Knox, Ky., took advantage of a rare and unique opportunity to train the headquarter element on a variety of command, control and communication skills using a cutting edge technology called the Dismounted Soldier Training System.

  • Army completes migration to DOD Enterprise Email

    Aug 20, 2013

    The Army successfully completed the bulk of its migration to one of the Army's highest priority IT initiatives, DOD Enterprise Email at the end of July.

  • New network provides 'digital guardian angel' for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Army's new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

  • Adding new punch to aerial deliveries

    Aug 16, 2013

    It sounds like something you might find in a boxing gym, but the "Enhanced Speed Bag" system actually could provide a potent new punch to aerial deliveries in Afghanistan.

  • Helium supply critical to Army research

    Aug 15, 2013

    Army senior research scientist Henry Everitt doesn't take helium lightly, because the second lightest element in the universe is in high demand by research laboratories such as his at the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Device gets Soldiers back to work on their feet, preventing amputations

    Aug 15, 2013

    "Over the last two years, this limb-salvage device has saved me from doing at least 100 amputations," said an orthopedic surgeon who has amputated hundreds of Soldiers' limbs since 9/11.

  • 'Eyes' of Apache helicopter reach 1 million flight hours mark

    Aug 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army commemorated one million flight hours of the AH-64 Apache helicopter's Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor at a ceremony held at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013.

  • STEM grads critical to U.S. military mission

    Aug 14, 2013

    The Army and America both need more scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technology specialists, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now doing something about that, said its commander.

  • Kennedy visits Natick as part of STEM tour

    Aug 14, 2013

    As part of his "STEM Tour of Massachusetts," Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visited Natick Soldier Systems Center Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Army Research Lab, Purdue explore 3-D printing to fix deployed equipment, cut maintenance costs

    Aug 13, 2013

    New technology being developed by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Purdue University will soon help just about any Soldier deployed in far-off locations to immediately spot and fix damaged aircraft and ground vehicle parts.

  • Army scientists collaborate for stronger laser protection

    Aug 13, 2013

    Just as sunglasses protect the wearer's eyes from the ultraviolet rays of the summer sun, some materials protect eyes and sensors from laser devices. U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists are looking at findings from university partners to determine which materials provide the most effective protection against lasers.

  • Army engineers bring 'Power, Energy and Cyber' to students

    Aug 9, 2013

    Army engineers provided high school students a look into the science-related career paths available to them through advanced classroom instruction and hands-on experiments as part of an expanded Gains in the Education and Mathematics and Science program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 15-26, 2013.

  • XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system may lose 'X' by next August

    Aug 9, 2013

    The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system is now in development. But by this time next year, the system may have moved into low-rate initial production and if so, will lose the experimental "X" prefix.

  • New devices keep Army communications safe

    Aug 8, 2013

    Project Director, Communications Security is moving closer to fielding a new handheld device which will be used to deliver electronic keys to secure the Army's phone, radio, computer and satellite networks.

  • Program manager uses data matrices to ensure equipment accountability

    Aug 8, 2013

    Project Manager Soldier Sensors and Lasers achieved a 100 percent success rate for three years in a row on tracking all its issued gear. To accomplish that, they used a tool called an Item Unique Identification, or IUID.

  • New 'milWire' tool promotes targeted information sharing

    Aug 5, 2013

    The Department of Defense recently released milWire, a new collaborative tool tailored to deliver user generated content, both custom or shared, from milSuite and other DOD websites.

  • 'Long-Lived Power' could extend life for battlefield sensors

    Aug 5, 2013

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are testing tritium, a radioisotope that is produced in nuclear reactors, to power sensors. This alternative energy source could give sensors -- the eyes and ears of warfighters -- a battlefield energy source capable of lasting a 13-year half-life.

  • U.S. Army Europe training area information now available as mobile apps

    Aug 5, 2013

    Training area information and resources for U.S. Army training locations throughout Europe are now available as applications for Apple iOS and Android mobile devices.

  • Collaboration leads to new rocket propulsion technology

    Aug 5, 2013

    A team of Army researchers developed a new gel-propellant engine called the vortex engine. Michael Nusca, Ph.D., Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the Department of the Army with a 2012 Army Research and Development Outstanding Collaboration Award for their work titled, "Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Development and Testing of Controllable Thrust Gel Bipropellant Rocket Engines for Tactical Missiles."

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • March 2 Success now more interactive, engaging

    Jul 29, 2013

    Free online, Army-sponsored test preparation program updated to keep pace with technology.

  • Army extends Global Information Grid network to company level, below

    Jul 29, 2013

    Currently installed on mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles as part of the Army's mobile Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 network, the Soldier Network Extension will extend the network down to the company level for the first time.

  • Intelligence sharing through tactical glasses highlighted at Enterprise Challenge 2013

    Jul 29, 2013

    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army participated in Enterprise Challenge 2013 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., July 15-26, 2013, demonstrating collaboration between the Army and industry through technology testing in a tactical environment.

  • MRE production for 2014 does away with lasagna, refried beans, fajitas

    Jul 29, 2013

    Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat, or MREs.

  • Natick develops holster for M320 grenade launcher

    Jul 25, 2013

    When the M320 40mm grenade launcher was introduced to replace the M203 in 2009, it put a new, more lethal weapon into the hands of the individual Soldier. There was one question, however. How would he or she best carry it?

  • TRADOC Analysis Center examines NIE 13.2

    Jul 23, 2013

    Analysts at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center participated in the 2013 Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, held at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., April - May, to help the Army assess how new systems might help Army units fight better.

  • Student scientists go 'Inside the NFL'

    Jul 22, 2013

    The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade eCYBERMISSION STEM competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

  • Army adopts stronger, lighter composite materials

    Jul 19, 2013

    In the future, Army aircraft may be made of all composite materials, and the Prototype Integration Facility Advanced Composites Laboratory is ready.

  • Army science, technology cuts would be 'devastating'

    Jul 18, 2013

    The Army cannot afford to mortgage its future by allowing for reductions in science and technology funding, said the director of the Army Acquisition Corps before an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast meeting, July 18, 2013, in Arlington, Va.

  • Soldiers train under fire aided by Army's new network

    Jul 17, 2013

    Army units equipped with new Capability Set 13 technologies trained in real-life scenarios at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Centerat Fort Polk, La., in preparation for possible deployment.

  • Conformal battery unburdens Army's networked Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve Soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices.

  • Depot upgrades Humvee ambulances for Army National Guard

    Jul 16, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., has joined forces with Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., to produce 72 new M997A3 Humvee Ambulances for the Army National Guard.

  • Watervliet Arsenal celebrates its 200th year of manufacturing

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., workforce transcends decades and even generations each time they enter the fence line. After all, the arsenal celebrated 200 years of continuous support to our military, July 14, 2013.

  • Natick segment to air on 'Only in America'

    Jul 12, 2013

    When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can "Git-R-Done" quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. That's what "Larry the Cable Guy" discovered Nov. 8, 2012, when the comedian known for that blue-collar catch phrase brought the crew of his popular History Channel TV series "Only in America" to NSSC for a visit. The segment will air Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. EDT.

  • PEO Ammo better buying power nets more than $6 billion in savings

    Jul 12, 2013

    Since 2010, the Program Executive Office Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., has saved the Army more than $6 billion through better buying power initiatives aimed at strengthening buying power, improving industry productivity, and providing affordable military capabilities.

  • Stryker forward-deployed Battlefield Damage Repair facility closes doors

    Jul 11, 2013

    The Army's Project Manager Stryker Brigade Combat Team took the first steps in retrograding their equipment from Operation Enduring Freedom when it accepted the final repaired Stryker from its forward deployed Battle Damage Repair facility in Qatar.

  • U.S. Army aids France with RPG-defense test data

    Jul 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army has transferred technical test data on a rocket-propelled grenade defense system to France that is vital to its military operations in Mali, officials announced.

  • ACU-Alternate uniform offers more fit options

    Jul 8, 2013

    A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, Okla., and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training.

  • Army leads nation in push to digital manufacturing

    Jul 8, 2013

    The Army is enlisting its Manufacturing Technology Program, commonly known as ManTech, to lead the establishment of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute.

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