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  • Spectrum Summit Focuses on Current, Future Warfighter Needs

    Dec 8, 2006

    The Annual Defense Spectrum Summit focused on the sweeping transformation under way to ensure that troops have access to the information and communications they need without having to worry about other systems degrading them.

  • Army demonstrates 'most significant change to satellite communications worldwide' in 30 ye

    Dec 8, 2006

    U.S. Army researchers and their industry partners accomplished with a one-centimeter chip made with hyper-cooled niobium what has always required racks of expensive satellite communications gear in a breakthrough demonstration Nov. 28 in Elmsford, N.Y.

  • Crews Test Latest Stryker Vehicle

    Dec 8, 2006

    Mobile Gun System crews from the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry had the opportunity to put the latest variant of the Stryker to the test on Yakima's Range 10.

  • Army initiates electronic warfare capability

    Dec 7, 2006

    The Army is developing a new core competency for career Soldiers and officers interested in becoming electronic warfare specialists. "As the Army continues to face an increasingly sophisticated, learning and adaptive enemy, who will engage in asymmetric warfare characterized by irregular tactics, terror, and the use of the most deadly casualty-producing means available to them, we find ourselves needing to develop new ways to attack and defeat these adversaries," said Lt. Gen. James J. Lovelace Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.

  • Iraq Takes Reigns / Water Treatment

    Dec 7, 2006

  • Future Combat Systems Packbot

    Dec 6, 2006

    Its optical sensor package in the raised position, a Packbot climbs a debris mound during the demonstration at Perryman Test Range.

  • 10,000th Army Aircrew Member Gets New-Generation Air Warrior Gear

    Dec 6, 2006

    On December 14th, an aircrew member from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) in Landstuhl, Germany, will become the 10,000th Soldier to receive a pre-deployment Air Warrior kit containing the best available Aviation Life Support Equipment. Next step for the 12th CAB is Iraq.

  • Improved supply, transportation processes to better serve troops

    Dec 6, 2006

    Transportation Command is working with the services and Defense Logistics Agency to smooth the flow of goods and supplies to warfighters.

  • A Soldier's Soldier Receives Specialized, Mission-Essential Equipment

    Dec 6, 2006

    When F Company, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, in Germany, deploys to Iraq next year, its Soldiers will be carrying the Army's most specialized, mission-essential Soldier equipment available.

  • Water treatment plant brings fresh water, job opportunities

    Dec 5, 2006

    Construction of a new multi-million dollar water treatment plant here means fresh water for more than 500,000 residents. It also means a variety of new jobs, ranging from laborers to skilled engineers.

  • Keen eye, soft touch needed to work with glass wires

    Dec 5, 2006

    Paul Baumes, an instructor in the technical development division here has trained to date more than 100 Army civilians how to build and repair fiber-optic cables capable of transmitting gigabytes of information in the form of light. One fiber-optic is made up of a strand of special glass as thin as a human hair and can transmit more data faster than copper wires.

  • Water Treatment Plant Brings Fresh Water, Job Opportunities

    Dec 5, 2006

    Construction of a new multi-million dollar water treatment plant here means fresh water for more than 500,000 residents. It also means a variety of new jobs, ranging from laborers to skilled engineers.

  • Liveblogging: Unified Endeavor 07-1

    Dec 4, 2006

    Earlier this week, U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) began the latest iteration of the Unified Endeavor Mission Rehearsal Exercise series to prepare the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division for deployment to Afghanistan. USJFCOM's MCC(SW/AW) Chris Hoffpauir liveblogged all day Nov. 15 directly from Unified Endeavor 07-1 at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

  • eCybermission participants see latest technologies at Army Science Fair

    Dec 4, 2006

    The 25th Army Science Conference drew over 1,500 top scientists, industry leaders, and military and government officials to discuss the latest emerging technologies impacting the Army today Nov. 27 through 30.

  • C4 Program to Deliver Joint Training Set to Begin

    Dec 4, 2006

    U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) will hold a command control, communications and computer (C4) planners course in January to provide knowledge and experience of joint systems in theater.

  • New medical simulation center adds reality to training

    Dec 4, 2006

    It's almost too realistic: the darkness, smoke, flashing lights, yelling, bodies strewn across the ground, blood - all used in a new Fort Drum facility designed to ready military medical professionals for combat emergencies.

  • New MREs

    Dec 4, 2006

  • ID scanning system to provide increased security at gates

    Nov 30, 2006

    Security guards on Fort Belvoir will be able to spot fake forms of identification and terrorist suspects with the swipe of a scanner at all access points in the near future.

  • Deployment video helps children cope

    Nov 30, 2006

    Children of deployed Soldiers now have a fuzzy, familiar friend to help them understand why their parent must leave them for a while.

  • Technology Transfers Benefit Warfighter, First Responders

    Nov 29, 2006

    The Defense Department's technology transfer program, which shares newly developed DoD technologies with civilian first responders, benefits both communities in cost effectiveness and mission accomplishment, the DoD official in charge of the program said here today.

  • 2006 Shingo Awards

    Nov 22, 2006

    SecArmy Harvey presents the Shingo Award.

  • Troops to get holiday meals

    Nov 22, 2006

    The holidays are going to be a little bit tastier for warfighters serving in Iraq and Afghanistan thanks to a team of scientists at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. More than 6,000 meals, consisting of turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, cranberry jelly, snacks, desserts and beverage mixes, are on their way to provide a Thanksgiving meal for forces that are operating in remote areas.

  • Army scientists to discuss changes, assess future needs

    Nov 21, 2006

    Scientists and engineers from across the world will gather next week to celebrate the 25th biennial Army Science Conference and its 50-year contribution to scientific research, education and technology.

  • DIMHRS brings self-service capabilities to Soldiers

    Nov 21, 2006

    The Army plans to transform the way it manages its human resources by launching the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System in early 2008.

  • Defense Agency Delivers Logistics Support to Warfighters

    Nov 20, 2006

    Whether itAca,!a,,cs an infantryman in Iraq needing a new firing pin for his rifle or a fighter pilot on a carrier in the Persian Gulf who needs to replace a cracked landing strut, the Defense Logistics Agency stands ready to support warfighters worldwide, the organizationAca,!a,,cs director said in a recent interview.

  • Milestone reached in development of Cross Domain Collaborative Information Environment

    Nov 20, 2006

    U.S. Joint Forces Command recently reached the next milestone in the development of the Cross Domain Collaborative Information Environment aimed at opening even more lines of communication between the joint warfighter and coalition allies.

  • Future Warriors

    Nov 20, 2006

    Sgt. Duran and Spc. Vanverik, from the 129th Infantry Regiment, wear the Future Force Warrior ensemble during training at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • America Supports You: Online Program Sends Care Packages to Troops, Families

    Nov 20, 2006

    Just in time for the holidays, Operation Homefront has launched "eCarePackage," an online service that allows caring citizens to send care packages to deployed troops and their families.

  • Army to soon deploy troops with computerized equipment

    Nov 20, 2006

    Following successful field testing last summer, the Army is planning to deploy its new Land Warrior System within the year, bringing the Army a giant step closer to electronic networking of the battlefield.

  • NORAD's Santa-tracking Web site opens for 2006 season

    Nov 20, 2006

    In advance of the holiday season and its 51st season of tracking Santa Claus on his annual journey around the world, the North American Aerospace Defense Command last week activated its "NORAD Tracks Santa" Web site for 2006.

  • Army uses technology to reach potential recruits

    Nov 14, 2006

    Recognizing the next generation of Soldiers is likely to communicate via text messaging or online message boards, the Army is launching new media tools to connect with prospective Soldiers.

  • Fort Riley joins conservation partnership

    Nov 14, 2006

    An agreement to conserve and protect land near military bases was signed by the top environmental officials of the Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Agriculture Nov. 8 in a ceremony on Fort Riley, Kan.

  • New Web site offers training, resources for casualty assistance, notification officers

    Nov 6, 2006

  • New Web site offers training, resources for casualty assistance, notification officers

    Nov 6, 2006

  • New Web site offers training, resources for casualty assistance, notification officers

    Nov 6, 2006

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" A new Casualty Assistance Training and Resource Web site is available on S1NET, the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Battle Command Knowledge System, to help those who aid family members after a SoldierAca,!a,,cs death.

  • Army Secretary views MiTT training at Fort Riley

    Nov 3, 2006

    Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey met with 1st Infantry Division Military Transition Team members at Fort Riley yesterday.

  • Information Assurance Protects From Inside

    Nov 2, 2006

    TIKRIT, Iraq Aca,!" Three simple keys, when struck in unison, open an entire world of information with a password.

  • Air Traffic Service Soldiers Deploy to Iraq Theatre of Operations

    Nov 2, 2006

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - Over 60 more Soldiers with the Arkansas Army National Guard departed Camp Shelby, Miss, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, for their yearlong deployment in Iraq. Family members and Guard leaders gathered at Camp Shelby Monday to bid farewell to the Soldiers, who are deploying with Company D, 1st Battalion, 114th Aviation (Air Traffic Services) of the 77th Aviation Brigade.

  • Army praises AFMC units for future battlefield improvements

    Nov 2, 2006

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- Two Air Force Materiel Command units -- the Air Force Research Laboratory's Human Effectiveness Directorate and the Aeronautical Systems Center Special Operations Forces Systems Group -- recently teamed with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center's Future Force Warrior Advanced Technology Demonstration program office to experiment with bridging the communications gap between ground-based Army troops and tactical air control party, or TACP, Airmen.

  • Army fields its first light-weight howitzer

    Oct 31, 2006

    With the recent delivery of eighteen new M777 lightweight 155mm howitzers to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, the King of Battle Aca,!" the field artilleryAca,!a,,cs nickname Aca,!" took a giant step forward.

  • Warfighters get group dining on the go

    Oct 26, 2006

    The Natick Soldier Center's Unitized Group Ration-Express provides a group dining capability anytime, anywhere. With a quick pull of a tab, the meals are ready in 30 to 45 minutes and provide a change of pace from Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MREs). UGR-E modules serve hot meals for up to 18 warfighters without requiring kitchen equipment, cooks, fuel or a power source. UGR-Es also reduce the costs and logistical burden associated with using a field kitchen.

  • Raising the HEAT: Rollover Simulator Set to Deploy

    Oct 26, 2006

    Hoping to reduce casualties suffered in Humvee rollover accidents, Army officials are fielding a new simulator they hope will prevent deaths and injuries in such accidents.

  • FCS opens test complex at White Sands Missile Range

    Oct 26, 2006

    Soldiers, civilian employees and media representatives got a look at the future of warfighting when a robot did the honors of cutting the ribbon at a grand opening for the Future Combat Systems Test Operations Complex at White Sands Missile Range Oct. 23.

  • Add-on-armor team empowers engineers, saves lives

    Oct 25, 2006

    Maintenance personnel with the 16th Engineer Brigade have saved money, time and lives by adding armor to engineer construction equipment.

  • Soldier in Iraq connects with family during live TV event

    Oct 23, 2006

    A Massachusetts Soldier deployed to Iraq got a precious few moments to speak with family members Sunday Aca,!" in front of an audience of more than 1,500 people. Staff Sgt. John Heenan, combat historian, 126th Military History Detachment, spoke with family members live via satellite during the Memorial Concert and Tribute to TodayAca,!a,,cs War Heroes at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass.

  • Limits of power: keeping the lights on in Iraq

    Oct 23, 2006

    Everybody knows the bad news: In September, the lights were on in Baghdad for around four hours a day. One study has October's levels so far at 2.4, the lowest since the invasion. A lot of Iraqi public opinion runs on rumors, and those with their ears pricked will tell you that after three-plus years and billions of reconstruction dollars, there's a sneaking suspicion out in town that the U.S., who's been putting men in orbit for four decades, could have had Baghdad twinkling like Times Square years ago if they wanted to. The conspiracy theory goes that the Americans have, insidiously, chosen not to. That they're keeping Iraqis down, man. Either that, or we just don't care.

  • Cyber affairs - are they the new adultery'

    Oct 23, 2006

    With the availability of chat rooms and groups on Internet Web sites, the temptation to meet new people online increases, according to ChatCheaters.com, a Web site created to help couples struggling with Internet infidelity and how to work through the problems.

  • Army Materiel Command stands-up Army Sustainment Command

    Oct 23, 2006

    Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, hosted a ceremony today standing-up the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. The newest of AMCAca,!a,,cs major subordinate commands was created by transforming U.S. Army Field Support Command, an event that represents a major cultural shift in AMCAca,!a,,cs support to the field Army.

  • Army Takes Delivery of Cannon-firing Platform for FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

    Oct 17, 2006

    The Army today took delivery of the firing platform for a new cannon artillery system that will reduce battlefield risk to Soldiers, while meeting an essential Army modernization requirement.

  • Dog tags may be getting a makeover

    Oct 16, 2006

    Within the next three years dog tags could have every injury, every surgery, and every checkup of a servicememberAca,!a,,cs life on there, as well as name and blood type.

  • Laptops keep wounded Soldiers connected to loved ones

    Oct 13, 2006

    Communicating with loved ones is now easier for some Soldiers rehabilitating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Army Takes Delivery of Cannon-firing Platform for FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

    Oct 5, 2006

    The Army today took delivery of the firing platform for a new cannon artillery system that will reduce battlefield risk to Soldiers, while meeting an essential Army modernization requirement.

  • Army to test GM's fuel cell vehicle

    Oct 5, 2006

    The Army has become the first of General MotorsAca,!a,,c customers to receive the corporationAca,!a,,cs latest in fuel cell technology.

  • Signal command manages global communications from Hawaii

    Oct 5, 2006

    The Army ReserveAca,!a,,cs 311th Signal Command (Theater) became the newest element in the U.S. Army Pacific Command during a Sept. 15 ceremony at Fort Shafter.

  • ATC Hosts Future Combat Systems Technology Demonstration

    Oct 4, 2006

    On September 20 and 21, ATC hosted a Future Combat Systems (FCS) Technology Demonstration for Army Leadership, members of Congress and the media.

  • Army widow christens Navy ship, 'Freedom'

    Sep 26, 2006

    The Navy christened and launched the nation's first Littoral Combat Ship, Freedom (LCS-1), at the Marinette Marine shipyard Sept. 24.

  • Behnkendorf and Howd named 2006 Drill Sgt. Of the Year

    Sep 18, 2006

    Drill Sergeant Michael Behnkendorf, receives his award as the 2006 Active Component Drill Sergeant of the Year from the TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace. (Photo by Patrick Buffett)

  • Combat Camera builds partnership with Yemen Coast Guard

    Sep 17, 2006

    Recently three Combat Camera service members from the Combined Joint Task Force Aca,!" Horn of Africa paid a visit to the capital of Yemen to teach 13 Yemeni Coast Guardsmen the basics of their work.

  • Bunker Busters Bulk Up

    Sep 17, 2006

    None of them are anywhere near as cool as Deep Digger, the bunker-busting bomb that drills its way underground. But various arms of the Defense Department are working on a number of next-generation munitions, designed to take out deeply buried targets, Aviation Week writes.

  • Bermel troops keep extremists at bay along eastern border region

    Sep 17, 2006

    Spec. Jose Pantoja shows off the danger of his mission along the border region of eastern Afghanistan: a scar on his cheek from an enemy bullet. During one of the longest firefights his company has encountered Aca,!" nearly four hours long Aca,!" three others sustained gunshot wounds, and nearly everyone took minor wounds from rocket propelled grenade shrapnel.

  • POW/MIA Recognition Day reaffirms commitment to nation's missing

    Sep 17, 2006

    As Americans pause to observe POW/MIA Recognition Day today, teams of military and civilian experts will be excavating sites in Europe, South Korea, Solomon Islands, Alaska and Hawaii, looking for remains to help identify servicemembers still missing from past wars.

  • Army surgeon makes history with corneal transplant

    Sep 16, 2006

    Ophthalmologist Dr. (Maj.) Buck Rogers made history Aug. 21 when he performed the first corneal transplant in Afghanistan on an Afghan soldier at the 14th Combat Support Hospital on Bagram Airfield.

  • Army Colonel Heads New Brigade Combat Team

    Sep 16, 2006

    Col. Michael F. Beech of Worchester, Mass., took command of the Army's newest modular unit of action during a ceremony here today.

  • Combat medics help bolster Benin's medical system

    Sep 12, 2006

    When U.S. Soldiers conduct small-unit operations against hostile forces, combat lifesavers fill a critical role in keeping severely wounded comrades alive on the battlefield. ItAca,!a,,cs one Soldier taking care of another.

  • Army, CNN crew treat wounded Iraqi Soldiers more more more

    Sep 9, 2006

    U.S. military officials reported that a satellite-guided bomb slammed into several Iraqi buildings including a Republican Guard headquarters and the Iraqi Information Ministry center, south of Baghdad on Tuesday.

  • Army develops new technology for first responders

    Sep 8, 2006

    U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) and U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Monmouth demonstrated Aug. 29 capabilities developed in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Army's Future Force Warrior passes major milestone

    Sep 8, 2006

    The Army's Future Force Warrior system is one step closer to being fielded as the Ground Soldier System following a successful demonstration in August of its electronic networking capability.

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