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  • Ammo Plant

    May 24, 2007

    Radford Army Ammunition Plant steps up production.

  • NCOs attend Fort Bliss course - via Germany

    May 24, 2007

    KATTERBACH ARMY AIRFIELD, ANSBACH, Germany -- How do you get adequate training for leaders in a unit with an extremely high operational tempo that is preparing to deploy' One such unit -- V Corps' 12th Combat Aviation Brigade -- turned to high technology for the answer.

  • Interceptor vs. Dragon Skin

    May 23, 2007

    Brig. Gen. Mark Brown releases testing information in response to NBC news report that challenged the Army's choice of Interceptor Body Armor versus Pinnacle's "Dragon Skin."

  • Body Armor Quality

    May 23, 2007

    PEO Soldier defends the quality of its Body Armor and the decision not to use the new Dragon Skin armor. Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores reports.

  • New Lab To Study Sports-Related Injuries in Soldiers

    May 22, 2007

    A new Sports Medicine Laboratory here will help researchers study sports-related injuries in military personnel during regular physical training, combat operations and recreational time.

  • Army Defends Interceptor Body Armor as the Best for the Best

    May 22, 2007

    After enduring a year of debate on the supremacy of its Interceptor Body Armor in relative silence, the Army is going public to put to rest any doubts that IBA is the best available and that it has out-performed other armor in rigorous testing.

  • Army Defends Body Armor Quality

    May 22, 2007

    U.S. troops operating in Iraq and Afghanistan have the best body armor in the world, and the Army is constantly looking for ways to improve force protection, the general in charge of the program told reporters here today. "Force protection is the No. 1 priority of the U.S. Army. We value our Soldiers very highly, and we do everything we can do to ensure that they have the finest in force protection as they go into the battle," Army Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, Program Executive Officer Soldier, said at a Pentagon news conference.

  • Training Soldiers for IED Awareness

    May 21, 2007

    A soda can covered in black tape with a wire sticking out sits on a dining facility table. A gray artillery shell sits on top of a projector in a battalion classroom. A land mine is hidden underneath a stairwell.

  • Stryker Operations in Baqubah

    May 18, 2007

    Strykers arrive in Diyala Province and conduct operations with other units on patrol in Baqubah, Iraq.

  • Unmanned Vehicle Management System Capability Under Evaluation

    May 18, 2007

    U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Unmanned System Common Control Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration designed to create a set of common joint standards and architecture for unmanned vehicles is well on its way to the joint warfighter.

  • Troops and First Responders Test Exercise Response

    May 17, 2007

    Troops and first responders at Forward Operating Base Q-West put their chemical training to the test May 10, during a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exercise. The exercise was designed to assess how prepared Soldiers are in the event of a VBIED. Role players and Hollywood-style special effects makeup added to the realism.

  • Reconstructing Ramadi

    May 17, 2007

    The US Army Corps of Engineers helps reconstruct Ramadi's dated electrical and plumbing systems.

  • New Systems Test Military, Civilian Communications During Exercise

    May 16, 2007

    Ardent Sentry/Northern Edge 2007, a two-week national-level exercise involving local, state and federal government agencies, is proving the capabilities of the Incident Command System.

  • Carson Encroachment

    May 16, 2007

    Fort Carson Environmental Resource Managers develop strong civic partnerships and pursue conservation easements in order to sustain the installations ability to train.

  • Proposed Cuts Endanger Army's Future Combat System

    May 15, 2007

    Proposed cuts to the Army's Future Combat Systems endanger a program that would improve military capabilities today and in the future, said Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, the service's director of force development and deputy chief of staff.

  • MRAPS / Army Recruiting Numbers

    May 14, 2007

    Secretary of Defense Gates talks about the advantages of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPS) at a Pentagon Press Conference; Army recruiting numbers hit benchmarks across the board.

  • New Incident Response Vehicle Proves Itself

    May 14, 2007

    Greensburg, Kan. (5/14/2007) - In the first morning after a deadly tornado leveled Greensburg on the night of May 4, around 50 Kansas National Guard troops had already arrived at ground zero to provide security and aid. By the second day the number of troops had doubled, and by the third day the number had doubled again. On the fourth day, over 500 Kansas Guard Soldiers and Airmen were at the scene assisting with recovery efforts. Helping to coordinate the large-scale mobilization of troops, their equipment, and other state resources was the ACU-1000, a hybrid piece of electronics barely the size of a small refrigerator. Housed in a trailer-sized van known as the C2V Mobile Incident Response Vehicle, the equipment was also among the first Kansas Guard assets to arrive that morning after the disaster.

  • Ranges to Fire Back

    May 14, 2007

    Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson will soon face a new enemy, one that can "shoot back." Laser Target Interface Devices, which will be added to various ranges, work in conjunction with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System.

  • Military Displays Equipment, Technology at Public Service Recognition Exhibit

    May 14, 2007

    Army Staff Sgt. Faith Pemberton said yesterday that seeing the U.S. Army's Virtual Experience combat simulator gave her the "heebie-jeebies."

  • Guard Tested as First Military Responder to Nuclear Disaster

    May 14, 2007

    When National Guard planners set in motion a training exercise to test the force's abilities as the first military responder to a catastrophic nuclear explosion, it was destined to fail.

  • Military Displays Equipment, Technology at Public Service Recognition Exhibit

    May 14, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Faith Pemberton said Friday that seeing the Army's Virtual Experience combat simulator gave her the "heebie-jeebies."

  • Leadership Awards / MyPay Virtual Keyboard

    May 11, 2007

    2007 Gen. MacArthur Leadership Awards among whom is CPT Gittins; MyPay sets up Virtual Keyboard for added layer of protection for servicemembers.

  • Longbow Crew Trainer

    May 11, 2007

    The 12th Aviation Combat Brigade aviators trains with the Longbow Crew Trainer. Rick Bumgardner reports.

  • Gates Hopes to Get Better Armored Vehicles to Troops Faster

    May 11, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is exploring ways to speed up the timetable for getting more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles to troops in Iraq.Gates told reporters during yesterday's Pentagon news conference that he's impressed by what he's read about the MRAPs and the improved troop protection they offer over up-armored Humvees.

  • JTACs Call in 'Guardian Angels'

    May 10, 2007

    A joint terminal attack controller is completely immersed downrange on the battlefield. His heart is pounding and his forehead drips with sweat as he directs a combat aircraft to provide close-air support for U.S. ground forces there.

  • New Medical Recording System Tracks Inpatient Care

    May 10, 2007

    The U.S. Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait will become the first deployed hospital to gain total visibility of inpatient medical procedures completed on the battlefield this month.

  • American Soldier Van Heads to DC

    May 9, 2007

    The public will have a chance to see and touch some of the Army's latest and greatest gear as the American Soldier Adventure Van makes two stops in the Washington, DC area in May.

  • Guard Fire Hawk-Black Hawk crews ready for NE Florida wildfires

    May 9, 2007

    Florida National Guard aviators at the Aviation Support Facility in Brooksville, Fla., were preparing their helicopters for weekend fire suppression missions in the central Florida on Friday.

  • Future Combat Systems

    May 8, 2007

    Soldiers participate in a recent Future Combat Systems Experiment using an unmanned ground vehicle to clear a building. The portable, robotic vehicles can be used in combat for duties too hazardous for Soldiers.

  • 15 Month Deployments / Army Combat Shirt

    May 8, 2007

    The Chief of Staff of the Army, General George Casey speaks with Army Families in Hawaii about new 15 month rotations; New Army combat shirt to be issued to deploying soldiers.

  • Army Hosts Interactive Modernization (FCS) Display at Pentagon

    May 7, 2007

    The Army this week is hosting an interactive demonstration of its Future Combat Systems (FCS) modernization program in the Pentagon parking lot -- South parking, between Corridors 2 and 3, behind the bus lines. (See attached media advisory.) Pentagon staff and visitors are welcome.

  • New Policy Makes Soldier UAV Operators Eligible for Aviation Badge

    May 7, 2007

    U.S. Army Intelligence Center Soldiers in the new qualifying career fields and military occupational specialties of 96U and 35K, enlisted and warrant officer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operator, received aviation badges April 26 in a pinning ceremony here. As aviation specialists, these Soldiers now fulfill the requirement for the badges.

  • Weapons Training

    May 7, 2007

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a weapons training demonstration during a visit to the Center for the Intrepid and the Fisher House in San Antonio, Texas, May 3, 2007. The training is designed to help develop the wounded servicemembers weapons-handling skills and decision-making ability before returning to duty.

  • Future Combat Systems (FCS) Mobile Demonstration Trailer and Technologies Display

    May 7, 2007

    The Mobile Demonstration Trailer is a simulation-like device that involves modernized Army FCS vehicles. The trailer helps demonstrate the ArmyAca,!Eoes innovative new fighting strategy (or network-centric concept of operations) from the perspective of a Soldier inside an FCS mounted combat system. Developed by the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Lead Systems Integrator (LSI), the trailer houses three mock, motion-based operator stations. These stations allows visitors to experience a simulated operation from inside a modernized FCS vehicle. Indeed, vehicle operators can drive through a simulated battlefield mission, engage targets, control an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and experience, firsthand, other operational benefits of improved situational awareness.

  • PEO Soldier to Unveil New Army Combat Shirt

    May 4, 2007

    The Army Program Executive Office Soldier will soon provide an improved Army combat shirt to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. The flame-resistant long-sleeved shirt, which retains the moisture-wicking capability, breathability, and durability of other components in the ACU, also has many of its other features, including cargo pockets, infrared identification tabs, and hook-and-loop fasteners for the American flag.

  • Hurricane Response Exercise

    May 4, 2007

    Northern Command and US Army North in conjunction with other government agencies are conducting a Hurricane response exercise in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Operation Flight Ground Crews

    May 4, 2007

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

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

    May 3, 2007

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

  • Reservist Designs Occupational Therapy Weapon for Injured Warriors

    May 3, 2007

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

  • Radio receiver workload accelerates

    May 3, 2007

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

  • NSRDEC employee appointed Army senior scientist

    May 3, 2007

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

  • Airborne Artillery Training

    May 2, 2007

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

  • Corps of Engineers Rebuilding City's Electric Distribution Network

    May 2, 2007

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

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

    May 1, 2007

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

  • Unmanned Aircraft Take Surveillance Efforts to New Heights

    May 1, 2007

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

  • Backscatter Technology Leaves Bad Guys No Place to Hide

    May 1, 2007

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

  • Heidelberg Soldiers taste test new MREs

    Apr 30, 2007

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

  • New JKO Portal to Offer Joint Online Training

    Apr 30, 2007

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

  • Services Chart Course for New Vessel

    Apr 30, 2007

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

  • New Simulators Get Stryker Drivers Up to Speed

    Apr 27, 2007

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

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Army's Computer Network Defense Facility

    Apr 27, 2007

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

  • Fresh Water in Iraq / New Sniper System

    Apr 24, 2007

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

  • Improved Outer Tactical Vest

    Apr 24, 2007

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

  • Innovative Training Enhances Unit's Ability to Protect Homeland

    Apr 24, 2007

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

  • Shadow Heroes Behind Curtain Making it Work

    Apr 24, 2007

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

  • Army Drivers to Appear in M2 Machine Gun Training Video

    Apr 24, 2007

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

  • Tactical Vests

    Apr 23, 2007

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

  • Battlefield Technology Key to Atlantic Strike V

    Apr 23, 2007

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

  • JMRC Soldiers Train NATO Forces to Combat IED Hazards

    Apr 23, 2007

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

  • Training, Technology Combine to Save Lives in Iraq

    Apr 23, 2007

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

  • Snipers in Afghanistan Receive New Weapon

    Apr 23, 2007

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

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

    Apr 20, 2007

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

  • Air Re-Supply Drop

    Apr 19, 2007

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

  • New Behavioral Health Website Offers Answers

    Apr 19, 2007

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

  • Army Scientists Hot On the Trail of a Monster Glacier

    Apr 18, 2007

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

  • Gen. Petraeus Letter / Army Anesthesia Ranking

    Apr 17, 2007

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

  • Battlemind

    Apr 17, 2007

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

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

    Apr 17, 2007

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

  • Officials Discuss Executive Agency for UAVs

    Apr 16, 2007

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

  • Iraq Aviation Safety

    Apr 16, 2007

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

  • PEO STRI Expands Support to Soldiers

    Apr 16, 2007

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

  • Stryker Battalion Restores Market Security

    Apr 16, 2007

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

  • Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations to Speed Up Fielding New Capabilities

    Apr 13, 2007

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

  • Terrain Team Ensures Roads are Mapped Out

    Apr 13, 2007

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

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

    Apr 13, 2007

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

  • TRADOC Soldier Cruises with Cooking Oil

    Apr 11, 2007

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

  • Soldiers, Airmen Mentor Afghan Medical Instructors

    Apr 11, 2007

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

  • Improving the Joint National Training Capability

    Apr 11, 2007

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

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

    Apr 10, 2007

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

  • 'Commo' Team Wires Spartan Brigade for Success

    Apr 10, 2007

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

  • Army Improves Combat Vehicle Crewman Coverall

    Apr 10, 2007

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

  • Small Change Makes Big Impact

    Apr 10, 2007

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

  • New ARCIC Future Force Integration Directorate Chief Assumes Duties

    Apr 9, 2007

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

  • USJFCOM Supports Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance

    Apr 9, 2007

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

  • Web Link Connects Guardsmen, Reservists to Employer Support Network

    Apr 9, 2007

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

  • Fort Bragg Living

    Apr 6, 2007

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

  • Army Guard Helicopters Primed for Southwest Border Duty

    Apr 6, 2007

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

  • EOD Soldiers Participate in Joint Training to Combat IEDs

    Apr 5, 2007

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

  • Team Ensures Communication on Battlefield

    Apr 5, 2007

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

  • Improving the Tactical Network

    Apr 4, 2007

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

  • Picatinny Designs Latest Advancement in Gunner Protection

    Apr 4, 2007

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

  • New Internet Cafe Open for Business

    Apr 4, 2007

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

  • 25th ID "fires up" Rod Range

    Apr 4, 2007

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

  • 2ID receives new satellite communication equipment

    Apr 4, 2007

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

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

    Apr 3, 2007

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

  • Army to Field Improved Body Armor

    Apr 2, 2007

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

  • Blood Drive Record / FCS on Discovery / Soldiers Mag

    Apr 2, 2007

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

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

    Apr 2, 2007

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

  • Personnel Recovery Capability Continues Process of Fielding to the Warfighter

    Apr 2, 2007

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

  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    Mar 30, 2007

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