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  • New Networks Monitor Power Distribution in Iraq

    Jan 10, 2007

    Restoring and improving the electrical supply in Iraq has been one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' biggest and most costly challenges. Although access to power varies greatly and is at times unpredictable, the USACE has restored electricity to many homes, businesses and public facilities throughout the country.

  • Renovation Increases Packaging Laboratory's Unique Capabilities

    Jan 10, 2007

    The Packaging Applications Testing Facility, part of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's Logistics Support Activity, tests packaging, sealing, identification, storage and container systems for Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health. In accordance with Title 10 US Code AS2539b, the lab and testing services are also available for testing requests from the private sector. Equipment ranges from small bench-top and walk-in environment simulation chambers, to a 4-ton overhead crane, and an altitude chamber that simulates atmospheric pressures up to 100,000 feet.

  • Cavalry Teaches Iraqis Advanced First Aid

    Jan 10, 2007

    Troops from 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent four days training Iraqi security forces in first aid, and provided them with some advanced medical techniques at Combat Outpost Nimur.

  • Prescribed Burns

    Jan 9, 2007

    DPW at Fort Riley plans and conducts a prescribed burn on open prairie land to prevent fires, promote re-vegetation and provide habitat for endangered plant and animal species. Jini Ryan reports.

  • Vigilant Shield 2007 Exercises Troops on the Homeland Defense Mission

    Jan 9, 2007

    US Army North recently participated in Vigilant Shield '07, an exercise designed to test the Department of Defense's ability to response to an attack on the homeland. The exercise emphasized the synchronized response of various DOD agencies to a variety of homeland defense scenarios, including cyber attacks, border security breaches, missile defense operations and a nuclear accident.

  • Army and Navy Work Hand-in-Hand Aboard IKE to Support Troops on the Ground

    Jan 9, 2007

    USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, At sea aEUR" Two Soldiers deployed to the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) in Al Udeid, Qatar, have joined the crew aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Dec. 31 as Ground Liaison Officers (GLOs).

  • Soldiers Spruce Up Observation Point

    Jan 9, 2007

    While some soldiers in Iraq are swimming for exercise and enjoying a large dining facility, others are in more primitive areas where portable toilets are a luxury and two long tables provide the only dining area. Soldiers in Company C, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment have taken up residence at Observation Point Trotter and have starting giving the rundown facility a much-needed facelift.

  • MG David Ralston

    Jan 8, 2007

    Major General David Ralston, Commanding General U.S. Army Field Artillery School and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, talks with the TRADOC News Service about the future of field artillery in the U.S. Army. MG Ralston looks at some of the technological advancements and how they will help field artillery Soldiers play a more prominent role in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Retired Kentucky Guard Soldier Helps Expand Freedom Calls Program for Families

    Jan 8, 2007

    On the third Saturday in December, the Cats and Cards squared off once again in the commonwealth's most heated state rivalry, and many deployed Soldiers and their families were watching TVs, but not for the reason you would think.

  • New Land Warrior And Mounted Warrior Systems Digitize The Battlefield

    Jan 8, 2007

    Program Executive Officer (PEO) Soldier BG Mark Brown believes that "networking the battlefield" by providing Infantry soldiers with high-tech tools to plug into the digital battle command network is a critical step toward increasing soldiers' lethality, while reducing the risk of death or injury, fratricide and surprise enemy attacks.

  • 277th Named Army's 'Top Aviation Battalion'

    Jan 8, 2007

    The 277th Aviation Support Battalion's Task Force Freedom was recognized by the U.S. Army Aviation Warfighting Center as the "Top Army Aviation Battalion" and "Top Battalion in the Combat Service Support" category.

  • PEO Soldier, Accessions Command unveil traveling exhibit

    Jan 7, 2007

    A new traveling exhibit designed to help connect the American public to the American Soldier was unveiled amid the pageantry of the Army's Fan Fiesta exhibition, culminating with the Army-sponsored "All-American" Bowl high school all-star football contest played last Saturday at the Alamodome.

  • PEO Soldier and Accessions Command partner to unveil new traveling exhibit

    Jan 6, 2007

    A new traveling exhibit designed to help connect the American public to the American Soldier was unveiled amid the pageantry of the Army's Fan Fiesta exhibition, culminating with the Army-sponsored "All-American" Bowl high school all-star football contest played last Saturday at the Alamodome.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot Repairs Generators in Germany

    Jan 5, 2007

    Letterkenny Army Depot is now repairing generators at the facility that will be the hub of all generator reset work in the European theater of operations.

  • Keeping in Touch with the Troops

    Jan 4, 2007

    Troops deployed in the war often rely on technology to stay in touch with loved ones; e-mail, instant messaging, and the occasional morale call home. But there's another way to communicate from Al Asad, Iraq. SSG David Baez reports.

  • Cleaning House

    Jan 3, 2007

    U.S. Army soldiers with 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, prepare to enter a home and conduct searches in a compound during a two-day convoy that started on Dec. 11, 2006.

  • Al Noor Radio Station Opens Doors, Gives Chance For Free Speech

    Jan 3, 2007

    In a city where there is no means for releasing information to its people, coalition forces have developed a project to give the people a chance at free speech.

  • Physical therapy comes to front line

    Jan 3, 2007

    Day in and day out, troops patrol the streets and countryside of Iraq for hours at a time; many carrying up to 100 pounds of gear. Over time, this excessive wear on the troops may lead to back or other injuries later on in life.

  • FOLLOWING THE SHADOW

    Jan 2, 2007

    U.S. Army Spc. Larry Kirkman, from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, walks a Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle off the runway following a mission at Camp Taji, Iraq, Dec. 26, 2006.

  • Kicking Up Dust

    Jan 2, 2007

    U.S. Army Soldiers prepare to be extracted from the area by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after conducting an air assault mission in Kif, Iraq, Dec. 19, 2006. The Soldiers are with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet.

  • Refueling Point Keeps Aircraft Running

    Jan 2, 2007

    Aircraft play a vital role in accomplishing missions in Iraq. They ferry troops and equipment, provide fire support for embattled Soldiers, and gather priceless intelligence on enemy activities. But without fuel to keep their rotor blades spinning, those birds would be little more than useless lumps of metal dotting the flightlines of military bases across Iraq.

  • Solar Wall

    Dec 27, 2006

    Fort Lewis sets up a solar wall to generate heat at a vehicle maintenance facility.

  • Engineers Improving Oil Export

    Dec 21, 2006

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on various projects to ramp up oil production for the newly democratic country and help improve Iraq's economy.

  • USJFCOM Gets Approval to Connect U.S., Australian Networks

    Dec 21, 2006

    U.S. Joint Forces Command's recently received approval to connect the Joint Training and Experimentation Network and Australia's Defence Training and Experimentation Network , allowing the two countries to link simulation networks and efficiently train together across long distances. Chief Petty Officer Chris Hoffpauir has the story.

  • Lean Six Sigma improves Humvee repairs

    Dec 20, 2006

    A team from the 21st Theater Support Command is applying some focused fire to workplace inefficiency. And now they're seeing immediate results.

  • Soldiers Missing In Action From Vietnam War are Identified

    Dec 20, 2006

    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of three U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

  • Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Delivers Second Sensor

    Dec 20, 2006

    The Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Program has delivered the second of two Block 2006 sensor payloads, marking another major milestone toward providing a space-based capability for the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The first sensor payload was delivered in March 2006.

  • TacSat-2 Launched Into Space With Flawless Liftoff

    Dec 20, 2006

    Successfully launched onboard a Minotaur I rocket, the TacSat-2 spacecraft has commenced operations on a planned six to 12-month experimental mission Dec. 16 from the NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility near Wallops Island, Va.

  • 6th SOPS Delivers Critical Weather Data to Warfighters

    Dec 19, 2006

    The squadron's data transforms weather from a force of nature warfighters must endure into a force they can use to their advantage. "Every time we sit on console, we're directly supporting the warfighting user," said Lt. Col. Byron Hays the 6th SOPS commander.

  • Safeguarding Information Technology Vital to DoD

    Dec 18, 2006

    Safeguarding and protecting vital computer-accessed information is the job of everyone working at the Defense Department, a senior DoD official said.

  • SECURITY ASSISTANCE

    Dec 15, 2006

    U.S. Army soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, provide security for Iraqi army soldiers talking with Iraqi citizens during a mission in Adhamiyah, Iraq, Dec. 12, 2006. The purpose of the operation is to bring sectarian violence and insurgency activities down while increasing Iraqi security force capabilities.

  • USJFCOM's New Super Computer to Enhance Joint Experimentation, Training

    Dec 15, 2006

    The High Performance Computing Modernization Program recently assigned U.S. Joint Forces Command with a super computer to help joint operators enhance modeling and simulation experimentation and training efforts in support of the Long War. Robert Pursell has the story.

  • Excitement heating up over new extended-cold-weather gear

    Dec 15, 2006

    The new Generation III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System adopts the latest technology and adapts it for Soldiers operating in demanding arctic conditions.

  • Baghdad Counts on Local Improvements

    Dec 15, 2006

    Baghdad is facing some challenging times and for the situation to get better, most officials believe local residents need to see that their government is working and improvements are taking place.

  • Excitement Heating Up Over New Extended-Cold-Weather Gear

    Dec 14, 2006

    Members of the Alaska Army National Guard here are sizzling with excitement about their new cold weather gear that keeps them toasty warm even when temperatures dip to double digits below zero.

  • AKO launches video e-mail for deployed Soldiers, families

    Dec 14, 2006

    Deployed Soldiers can now communicate with loved ones via video e-mail through Army Knowledge Online, the Army's intranet portal.

  • Initial tests completed on Stryker NBCRV

    Dec 14, 2006

    Initial operating tests were completed on the Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle at Dugway Proving Grounds last month.

  • Along the Southwest Border

    Dec 13, 2006

    Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum, chief, National Guard Bureau, meets with citizen-soldiers and airmen and with Border Patrol agents at the U.S. border with Mexico near San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 27, 2006, during a visit to troops participating in Operation Jump Start. Up to 6,000 National Guard members are helping the Border Patrol secure the nation's southern border.

  • Web site celebrates National Guard birthday, history

    Dec 12, 2006

    The National Guard turns 370 years old, and the National Guard Bureau is celebrating with a Web site dedicated to the organization and its history.

  • New Evaluation Brigade to Test Emerging Warfighter Technologies

    Dec 12, 2006

    A new brigade here will test some of the most revolutionary concepts and systems being developed for future warfighters, report how they operate under field conditions, and ultimately speed their fielding to troops on the battlefield.

  • Lakota Unveiled / Strkyer Live Fire

    Dec 12, 2006

    UH72A Lakota helicopter unveiled; Stryker MGS Live Fire exercise.

  • New Pay, Personnel System on Horizon for Troops

    Dec 12, 2006

    A new system coming in 2008 to the Army and Air Force will integrate pay and personnel and make life easier for servicemembers everywhere, the general in charge of the system's deployment said.

  • Army unveils Light Utility Helicopter UH-72A Lakota

    Dec 11, 2006

    Gen. Richard A. Cody, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Joe RedCloud, a chief with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Lakota Nation, accepted the Army's first Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, UH-72A, in a ceremony December 11th.

  • Video email launches for deployed Soldiers, families

    Dec 11, 2006

    Soldiers and families can now communicate by video e-mail through the Army Knowledge Online intranet portal. On the first day, more than 3,500 video emails were transmitted. "Thank you, that's all I can say," e-mailed PV2 Brenden Teetsell of the 44th Signal Battalion on Dec. 6. "Thank you for allowing me to see my family. Your technology helps boost not only my morale, but thousands of Soldiers a day."

  • Flame Resistant Uniform Protects Soldiers

    Dec 8, 2006

    Forward deployed forces are now rapidly receiving protective, flame-resistant combat uniforms to protect against an ever-changing enemy. In continuous use since Army aviators and tankers were first outfitted over 25 years ago, NOMEX uniforms and uniform items are now being provided to a wide range of other Soldiers who may be exposed to fire and flame.

  • 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.

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