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  • 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.

  • Early warning: New preventative maintenance to increase efficiencies of Army tactical network

    Jul 8, 2013

    Using elements similar to OnStar and other diagnostic software found in today's cars, the Army is introducing a new preventative maintenance concept for its tactical communications network.

  • Army scientists research new technologies for rapid, accurate detection capabilities

    Jul 5, 2013

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are seeking alternate technology that is more effective and lower in cost, to screen samples and identify whether or not they are a chemical or biological agent

  • Waiver approval for IT purchases moves to Army CIO/G-6

    Jul 5, 2013

    As of July 1, 2013, the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 became responsible for providing waivers for customers seeking to procure commercial-off-the-shelf information technology from alternative sources.

  • Army leaders discuss NIE path ahead at Industry Day

    Jul 1, 2013

    As the Army's first brigade combat team deploys to Afghanistan with a suite of new communications gear that came together at the Network Integration Evaluation, senior leaders met with industry to discuss how future Network Integration Evaluations will continue to drive technology forward.

  • Army spells out long-term plan for equipping force after drawdowns

    Jul 1, 2013

    One of the tasks now facing the Army is getting "the right equipment, to the right units, on the right installations, at the absolute least possible cost," wrote the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Picatinny ammo goes from regular to unleaded

    Jul 1, 2013

    The switch to the new 5.56 mm "green bullet," the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round, in 2010, has eliminated nearly 2 thousand tons of lead from the waste stream, according to the latest Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., figures.

  • LandWarNet modernization one key to Army future

    Jun 28, 2013

    Even as forces draw down in Afghanistan and budgets are reduced, modernization of the Army network will not stagnate, said the service's chief information officer.

  • Combat Feeding Directorate looks for innovation through 'hackathon'

    Jun 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Combat Feeding Directorate has signed a partnership intermediary agreement with Boston's hack/reduce, which will hold the first-ever mobile data "hackathon" with Department of Defense data.

  • Army medicine continues its wartime advances

    Jun 21, 2013

    This week, the military medical community was notified that a new antibiotic drug is now available to treat Soldiers who have life-threatening, multidrug resistant bacterial infections.

  • Military language school switches to '.edu' network by September

    Jun 21, 2013

    By September, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., will have switched its computer network from the ".mil" top-level-domain to the ".edu" top-level-domain.

  • Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model

    Jun 19, 2013

    Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • Field support training takes system-of-systems approach with Capability Set 13

    Jun 18, 2013

    As the Army's first units prepare for deployment with an array of new communications technologies, a new breed of "super" engineers are also training to help maintain these advanced capabilities in and out of theater.

  • Smaller satellite terminal solution being fielded following Network Integration Evaluations

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army is fielding to its first unit a new, smaller ground satellite terminal referred to as "SNAP Lite."

  • Putting new boots on the ground

    Jun 17, 2013

    What it all comes down to is keeping Soldiers' minds on their missions in Afghanistan, rather than on their feet. That's how Ben Cooper views the development of the Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boot at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which began in spring 2011.

  • Individual Carbine competition concludes with no winner

    Jun 17, 2013

    Soldiers will continue to use the M4 carbine or improved M4A1 carbine as their issued weapon, as the Army has concluded the Improved Carbine competition without having selected a winner.

  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle 'closes capability gap,' Army says

    Jun 17, 2013

    While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

  • Army aviation engineers play role in helicopter rebuild

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Army has upgraded the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior from 1980s equipment to the most current technology available.

  • Army supercomputing center signals growth in Soldier protection solutions

    Jun 13, 2013

    Supercomputers Army Research Laboratory engineers rely on to influence the direction of future armor solutions and other unprecedented capabilities for the Soldier moved into new space large enough to house five supercomputers each ranging from 4,000 to 20,000 processors each. In the next four years, the center will quadruple its computing capacity.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Army scientist discusses developing Soldier solutions 'at the speed of war'

    Jun 12, 2013

    Mike Anthony recently completed a six-month deployment in which he served as U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center director, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Army researchers chase helicopter performance gains

    Jun 10, 2013

    A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance.

  • Department of Defense Self-Service Logon to enable access to online DOD self-service sites

    Jun 7, 2013

    As Army Knowledge Online moves to next-generation enterprise services, Army retirees and family members will access DOD online self-service sites through the more secure Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, called "DS Logon."

  • DKO goes offline, AKO to transition over years

    Jun 6, 2013

    Defense Knowledge Online was discontinued May 31, 2013, but officials said Army Knowledge Online will be available for at least two or three more years.

  • Heftier unmanned ground vehicle offers more lifting, hauling strength

    Jun 4, 2013

    A small car can't pull a heavy trailer. Sports utility vehicles don't have a compact car's fuel efficiency. A perfect, one-size-fits-all vehicle doesn't exist. The same goes for unmanned ground vehicles, known as UGVs.

  • Army releases new leaders' handbook on cybersecurity

    Jun 3, 2013

    The Army published a new handbook this month to provide leaders of all levels with the information and tools needed to address today's cybersecurity challenges, and to ensure organizations adopt the necessary practices to protect their information and the Army network.

  • Army organization chooses milBook to reach broader audience

    Jun 3, 2013

    Linking people around the globe, milBook, an internal military social media tool similar to Facebook and LinkedIn, recently became the choice site for 41 Army Professional Forums.

  • Army Supercomputing Research Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground opens new facility

    Jun 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center will host an invitation-only open house, June 10, 2013, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army's new mobile network to support its Afghan security mission

    May 31, 2013

    As the U.S. mission in Afghanistan evolves from full spectrum combat operations to a support role in helping Afghan forces take hold of their country's security, unit commanders emphasize the need for network mobility. Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, the Army's improved tactical network communications backbone, was designed to fulfill such a mission.

  • Between a 'rock or something' and an MRE

    May 31, 2013

    The Flameless Ration Heater, developed at Natick to warm up Meals, Ready-to-Eat in the field, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

  • White Sands builds 'enemy tanks' on budget

    May 30, 2013

    A target system has gotten an upgrade at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to become a more accurate, flexible threat representation for use in future training and testing missions in place of real vehicles.

  • Airborne test directorate puts new parachute through its paces

    May 29, 2013

    The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate conducted a rigorous operational test recently on the new Military Free Fall Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, a non-developmental item that is about to replace the nearly 20-year-old MC-4 parachute system for all service branches, according to the test officer.

  • Army explores futuristic uniform for SOCOM

    May 28, 2013

    Army researchers are responding to a request from the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies to help develop a revolutionary Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.

  • Mobile Tower System delivers life-saving upgrades

    May 24, 2013

    The Army is replacing the 1960's era air traffic control system with the Mobile Tower System, which provides an effective and reliable solution that can be deployed anywhere in the world, in any weather condition and will support both military and civilian air operations.

  • Army's 2014 modernization plan prioritizes Soldiers in fight

    May 24, 2013

    The Army's fiscal year 2014 Equipment Modernization Plan, now working its way through Congress, prioritizes equipping warfighters in Afghanistan while simultaneously preparing for an uncertain future.

  • Knee brace puts 'a spring in your step'

    May 23, 2013

    Weight, hinge design, and assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks.

  • UAV pilots maintain situational awareness above battlefield

    May 23, 2013

    Unmanned aerial vehicle pilots maintain an "eye-in-the-sky" view providing real-time surveillance high above the battlefield in order to keep Soldiers safe from unexpected "enemy" attacks, at the U.S. Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • PM Force Sustainment Systems looks ahead, supports Pacific strategy

    May 22, 2013

    What covers half the world's surface, contains 50 percent of its population, and spans 9,000 miles and 16 time zones? Give up? Well, it's the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation.

  • Picatinny supports patenting West Point cadet inventions

    May 22, 2013

    Like something that must have fallen off of Batman's utility belt, U.S. Military Academy Cadets Killian Burns, Sungi Cho, Steven Davidson, Max Saurwein invented the "Light Weight Short Gap Defeat and Anchor System."

  • NCO Journal goes digital

    May 22, 2013

    The Army's official magazine for non-commissioned officer professional development, the NCO Journal, has moved online.

  • Fort Bliss unveils Army's first microgrid

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Bliss, Texas, has unveiled the Army's first microgrid that will reduce output, save money, provide energy security, and be a model for other microgrids throughout the base.

  • USAISR Burn Center receives FDA clearance for burn resuscitation technology

    May 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Burn Navigator, or Burn Resuscitation Decision Support System-Mobile.

  • Asymmetric Warfare Group targets NIE 13.2

    May 17, 2013

    The Asymmetric Warfare Group, the "operational arm" of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is leveraging Network Integration Evaluation 13.2's multi-echelon training and live-mission sets in which Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are conducting tactical operations.

  • Interoperability with intelligence community paramount for DCGS-A

    May 17, 2013

    This week, the Army Intelligence and Security Command conducted a demonstration of the Distributed Common Ground System - Army, for members of the press as well as members of Congress and their staff to help them better understand the system.

  • Soldiers must consider OPSEC when using social media

    May 16, 2013

    It's as easy as a click of a mouse or a tap on a smartphone, and in a few seconds sensitive Army information might be shared that could get Soldiers killed.

  • Army Lab engineers want 'smart energy' for warfighters

    May 9, 2013

    Engineers that manage the Smart Battlefield Energy on-Demand program, known as SmartBED are looking for energy solutions for the warfighter.

  • Army engineers enhance EOD Soldiers' safety with 'batwings'

    May 8, 2013

    U.S. Army engineers in Afghanistan recently designed and fabricated a tool to help Soldiers investigate possible improvised explosive devices from a safer distance.

  • Army Astronaut promotes STEM, inspires space exploration

    May 7, 2013

    Ask the average high school student what he knows about U.S. Army astronauts, and he might respond by asking, "The Army has astronauts really?" Believe it or not, the U.S. Army has been partnering for decades with NASA to send Soldier-astronauts to space.

  • Fort Bragg first to receive upgraded M119 howitzers

    May 6, 2013

    On April 19, Artillerymen at Fort Bragg, N.C., became the first unit in the Army to receive digitized M119A3 howitzers, which will make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker in combat.

  • Soldiers prepare to face opposing forces in NIE 13.2

    May 1, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are preparing to conduct decisive action operations against an adaptive opposing force during Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, which is scheduled to start this month.

  • New gear brings enhanced precision to field artillery in Afghanistan

    May 1, 2013

    Newly-fielded in Afghanistan, the XM1156 "Precision Guidance Kit" provides add-on precision guidance capability to the projectiles used in the M109A6 Paladin and M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer weapons systems.

  • Army wins top award for innovation

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army has been named one of the world's most innovative research organizations, after earning more than 300 patents for new technologies in a three-year period.

  • Kiowa Warrior upgrades alter aircraft profile

    Apr 30, 2013

    The newly updated Kiowa Warrior aircraft, the OH-58F, made a ceremonial "first flight," April 30, 2013, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. With new cockpit and sensor modifications installed, the OH-58F represents the first major upgrade or modernization to the Kiowa Warrior in 20 years.

  • Budget cuts mean Army must consider where it will buy weapons

    Apr 29, 2013

    With sequestration firmly in place, the Army will be buying a lot less stuff, and leaders are concerned about ensuring the businesses they buy things from don't wither.

  • Army's 'Coral Reef' intelligence analysis software among 'Top 5' technologies of 2012

    Apr 26, 2013

    An application called "Coral Reef," which is part of the Army's larger "Distributed Common Ground System - Army," was named one of the "Top 5" among 25 top technologies and efforts of 2012 by C4ISR Journal.

  • Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield

    Apr 24, 2013

    Energy Scavenging is just one way U.S. Army Research Laboratory experts are getting more from existing resources. There are a number of technology areas enabling operational energy, such as energy storage, alternative energy sources, high-density power converters and micro grids that the lab is pursuing.

  • Smartphones to satellites: Soldiers use new network to prepare for advise, assist mission

    Apr 23, 2013

    During the recent Mountain Peak training event at Fort Drum, N.Y., 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers and leaders said the new network capabilities would support their mission as they prepare for potential deployment to Afghanistan later this year.

  • BenĂ©t Laboratories leads DOD challenge to harness private sector innovation

    Apr 22, 2013

    DOD-operated manufacturing centers have hundreds, if not thousands, of machines that for the most part operate independently. A new DOD challenge seeks to harness ideas and applications to improve defense manufacturing.

  • Fort Hood is no stranger to winning environmental awards

    Apr 19, 2013

    Last year Fort Hood won the installation and team award at both the Secretary of Army and Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards competitions. This year it was no surprise when they captured the Sustainability award for a non-industrial installation 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards competition.

  • Army, universities partner for aviation research

    Apr 19, 2013

    College students conducting research into remotely piloted unmanned aerial systems are testing their ideas on actual Army hardware.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies, today, during a visit to Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (April 19, 2013) -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies during a visit to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's night vision and electronic sensors facility, April 18.

  • Going Green: District powers debris-removal vessel with biofuel

    Apr 18, 2013

    Soybeans are helping power a debris-removal vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.

  • Army stresses importance of investments in science, technology

    Apr 17, 2013

    An Army research and technology official told a House subcommittee, April 16, 2013, that investments in science and technology are critical for advances that protect Soldiers, address the threats of today and prepare the service for the challenges of the future.

  • Army researchers improve vehicle design with blast tests

    Apr 16, 2013

    With the growing threat of improvised explosive devices over the past decade, Army researchers have been hard at work testing and evaluating ways to keep Soldiers safe from bomb blasts.

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