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  • Harbormaster Command and Control Center manages chaotic maritime logistics traffic

    Aug 9, 2012

    Harbormaster Command and Control Center will be part of an extensive Army, Navy and Marine training operation for a Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore exercise scheduled for mid-August at Fort Story, Va.

  • First flight test successful for Army's Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle air vehicle

    Aug 8, 2012

    For more than 90 minutes, the hybrid air vehicle known as the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle stayed afloat above Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 7, 2012

  • Operational Energy Day shines light on Army's future

    Aug 8, 2012

    The Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass., is a glimpse into the Army's future. Testing is under way there on innovative technologies to produce and conserve energy, reuse water and dispose of waste.

  • Army engineer finds BEST way to support students in robotics competition

    Aug 7, 2012

    PVC pipe, screws, an irrigation valve cover, an aluminum paint grid and a bicycle inner tube. What do they have in common? They're all part of a kit to build a robot according to Lucas Hunter, a mechanical engineer with the U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army Training Network reaches 5 million clicks

    Aug 7, 2012

    In July 2012, the Army Training Network achieved a significant milestone -- surpassing the 5-million-clicks mark since going live in April 2009.

  • Laser revolutionizes sheet metal cutting at Army Depot

    Aug 7, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot artisans are a step closer to automating the entire sheet metal manufacturing process.

  • Army Lab summer students gain real world defense experience

    Aug 3, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory welcomed 250 high school, undergraduate and graduate students this summer as part of the educational outreach programs at ARL.

  • Networked vehicle production in full swing at U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal

    Aug 3, 2012

    In October, the U.S. Army will begin fielding the first integrated group of networked technologies -- radios, sensors and associated equipment and software -- that will for the first time deliver an integrated voice and data capability throughout the entire Brigade Combat Team formation, from the brigade commander to the dismounted Soldier.

  • Polymerization of natural compounds may offer food, safety, medical solutions

    Aug 1, 2012

    Research chemists at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center believe they may have found a way to make food last longer, create better flame retardant materials, and possibly develop a cancer fighting drug?

  • Virtual reality used to train Soldiers in new training simulator

    Aug 1, 2012

    The first-ever, fully immersive virtual simulation training system for Soldiers is being fielded at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Dismounted Soldier Training System will be available for leaders to enhance their Soldiers' training in a fully immersive, virtual reality environment.

  • Army developing new aircraft maintenance technologies at research lab

    Jul 31, 2012

    Researchers at the Army's corporate laboratory are testing new technologies it created for the Federal Aviation Administration that could give commercial and military maintenance programs earlier warning of problems.

  • R.A.T.S. research may teach rodents to detect explosives

    Jul 30, 2012

    The Rugged Automated Training System research sponsored by scientists with the U. S. Army Research Laboratory, in collaboration with engineers at West Point and the Counter Explosives Hazards Center, explores whether small rodents could be used to detect improvised explosives and mines.

  • Army plans major Stryker upgrades

    Jul 30, 2012

    Army engineers are designing and implementing important Stryker vehicles upgrades. The efforts are focused on technologies that will provide the platform a stronger engine, improved suspension, more on-board electrical power and next-generation networking and computing technology.

  • Visitors learn about 'Science for the Soldier' at Natick

    Jul 27, 2012

    Science can have profound impacts on Soldiers' lives. That message came through loud and clear July 26, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., where basic research scientists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center offered their inaugural "Science for the Soldier Day."

  • Rapid Equipping Force displays new technology at Pentagon

    Jul 26, 2012

    When Soldiers in the field have an immediate need for a new technology or piece of equipment, they don't have time to wait for it: They need it now.

  • General says ARCYBER progresses, prepares for cyberspace future

    Jul 26, 2012

    The Army's top cyberspace warrior told Congress that the work of the Army Cyber Command adds to national security. Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command, 2nd Army, testified before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, July 25, 2012.

  • GEMS + summertime science = fun

    Jul 25, 2012

    For the second year in a row the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is hosting the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts.

  • Rock Island Arsenal named Center of Excellence for Add-On-Armor

    Jul 25, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh designated Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Add-on-Armor design, development and prototype fabrication.

  • NSRDEC supports Land and Sea Robotics Camp

    Jul 24, 2012

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted a Land and Sea Robotics Camp for 20 middle school students assisted by 14 high school volunteers, July 9-12, 2012, and July 16-19, 2012.

  • Army hosts Network Industry Day

    Jul 23, 2012

    As it looks ahead to more Network Integration Evaluations, the Army hosted an industry day, July 19, 2012, to discuss opportunities to collaborate on the future tactical communications network.

  • Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence

    Jul 23, 2012

    A young researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has received top honors for scientific excellence.

  • Verification, innovation key to success for NIE 13.2 candidate capabilities

    Jul 20, 2012

    During an industry day at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 19, 2012, which was meant to keep the industrial base informed about requirements to support the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, Army officials said the performance of systems in a controlled and repeatable environment will identify issues with equipment prior to placing it in an operational environment.

  • Next-generation blue force tracking reaches key milestone

    Jul 19, 2012

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking and messaging system crossed a key threshold July 17, 2012, as it proceeds toward the field.

  • Army Secretary emphasizes importance of Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh toured the Detroit Arsenal, headquarters of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, July 19, 2012.

  • Women Soldiers to test female-specific body armor

    Jul 19, 2012

    Today, both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor -- designed for them -- that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments specific to the female form.

  • MCoE team builds training apps to reach Soldiers at 'point of need'

    Jul 18, 2012

    Army training at Fort Benning, Ga., has never been just in the classroom -- now it's virtually everywhere -- available in virtual form on Soldiers' smartphones, tablets and other devices.

  • Fort Hood resources now on smartphones

    Jul 18, 2012

    A new mobile website now makes Fort Hood's Community Resource Guide accessible on a smartphone. The resource guide contains a comprehensive list of local, regional and national resources aimed at maintaining the health of the force.

  • OPS/Intel convergence produces full-spectrum situational awareness for commanders

    Jul 17, 2012

    PM Mission Command has partnered with PdM Distributed Common Ground System-Army to converge the operational data from Command Web with the intelligence data from DCGS-A.

  • Robotics Rodeo highlights advances in life-saving technologies

    Jul 17, 2012

    The 2012 Robotics Rodeo held at Fort Benning, Ga., June 20-29, 2012, allowed manufacturers to showcase the latest robotics technology designed to defeat battlefield threats, especially improvised explosive devices.

  • Directorate proves critical to Network Integration Evaluation success

    Jul 16, 2012

    The Army's System of Systems Integration Directorate has lead the Army's integration efforts during the Network Integration Evaluations and served as a key acquisition team manager supporting the service's new acquisition model, known as the Agile Process, since its stand up in October 2011.

  • Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

    Jul 16, 2012

    The first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target with the first round fired.

  • Combat Feeding serves up varied menu

    Jul 16, 2012

    The "Operational Rations of the Department of Defense" ration book recently released by the DOD Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center seems to offer something for every palate.

  • Robots revolutionize Army aviation maintenance at depot

    Jul 16, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot introduced its sixth robotic metal spray unit to coat helicopter components better, faster and cost efficiently.

  • Network Integration Evaluation speeds fielding of Army encryption capability

    Jul 13, 2012

    The Army's 75th Ranger Regiment is already reaping the benefits of advanced encryption tools for their Rifleman Radios in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, as a direct result of successful participation in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.1.

  • Army to host Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 Industry Day

    Jul 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army will host a Network Integration Evaluation Agile Process Industry Day, July 19, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for interested industry partners who are participating in, or that wish to participate in the Army's NIEs/Agile Process.

  • Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies

    Jul 12, 2012

    Christopher Doona of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, uses the tools of science to do battle against disease-causing microorganisms.

  • Students fly 7,500 miles to compete in Army science competition

    Jul 11, 2012

    Students competing in the U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION science competition come from all over the United States. This year, for the first time, one team came from China. Flying almost 7,500 miles, the RADIANS team traveled to the National Judging & Education Event, held June 18-22, 2012.

  • Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Jul 10, 2012

    Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island, Ill., which is the only vertically integrated metal manufacturer in Department of Defense.

  • Robotics rodeo showcases new technologies

    Jul 9, 2012

    More than 40 vendors and five universities showcased nearly 75 different technologies during the 2012 Robotics Rodeo at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Computer simulations created to train Soldiers on howitzers

    Jul 9, 2012

    Two Soldiers and two Marines made their virtual debut last month while helping Picatinny Arsenal engineers create a computer trainer for the M777A2 Lightweight 155mm Towed Howitzer.

  • Warrant officers play critical role in Army network operational test

    Jul 9, 2012

    Network Operations warrant officers played a key role in keeping the network strong as its capabilities were stressed and evaluated during the major operational test of the Army's second generation tactical communications network backbone -- Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Counter-IED teams locate roadside bombs using 'metal detectors on steroids'

    Jul 6, 2012

    Joint Afghan National Army-U.S. forces counter improvised explosive device teams in Shamulzai District, Afghanistan, use their VMR-2 Minehound and VMC-1 Gizmo metal detectors to keep coalition forces safe.

  • Medical Prototype Development Lab improves SMEED

    Jul 5, 2012

    Under the direction of the Medical Support Systems Project Management Office, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity employs a small team of engineers and engineering technicians who work to design and build prototypes, laboratory testing equipment and other devices designed to get products to the field.

  • Army to deliver new network technologies

    Jul 3, 2012

    Army leaders said plans are underway to deliver eight brigade combat teams of integrated, capability-enhancing networking technologies beginning in October.

  • Army accepts last Persistent Threat Detection System aerostat

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Persistent Threat Detection System entered its next chapter, May 29, 2012, as the Army accepted delivery of the last PTDS ordered, at the Lockheed Martin facility in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Defense acquisition program saves Soldiers' lives

    Jul 2, 2012

    When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American warfighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

  • Army 'upcycles,' reuses old gear for new technologies

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate recently completed a project for the Rapid Equipping Force on reusing discarded Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station imaging sensors for inexpensive, ground-based persistent surveillance systems.

  • New Information Processing Center to consolidate information assets in Europe

    Jul 2, 2012

    German and American officials broke ground for the next stage in transformation on Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne in Germany, June 28, 2012.

  • Army radar to allow UAS to fly in National Air Space

    Jul 2, 2012

    The MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system will be able to train in the same airspace as the Boeing 747 by March 2014, with the help of the Army-developed Ground Based Sense and Avoid system.

  • Research lab chief scientist gains presidential recognition

    Jul 1, 2012

    The chief scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, received a Presidential Rank Award, along with three other U.S. Army Materiel Command awardees.

  • Research lab chief scientist gains presidential recognition

    Jun 29, 2012

    New technologies to help the Army protect Soldiers resulted in a 2011 Presidential Rank Award for Dr. Stephen Lee.

  • High school scholars visit NSRDEC

    Jun 29, 2012

    Thirteen students from the Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, June 26, 2012, to learn a little bit about what goes on there.

  • New tactical network set to begin fielding in the fall

    Jun 29, 2012

    New equipment and training, part of the Army's "Capability Set 13" begins fielding in October. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, out of at Fort Bliss, Texas, will be the first recipients of more than 15 new systems included in the set.

  • Army expanding, upgrading Gray Eagle fleet

    Jun 28, 2012

    The Army is upgrading its fleet of MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems while also advancing plans to equip each 10-15,000 Soldier division with its Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Targeting and Acquisition capabilities, officials said.

  • Electronic Warfare officer updates 'Old Crows' on EW innovations

    Jun 27, 2012

    Lt. Col. Lisa Mahood of the HQDA, Electronic Warfare Division spoke at the Association of Old Crows Capital Club Town Hall meeting at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va., June 15, 2012.

  • Army to field new network after NIE reaches 'next level'

    Jun 27, 2012

    The Army's strategy for enhancing its tactical communications network through large-scale, Soldier-driven evaluations conducted every six months has reached a critical milestone as the service moves toward fielding the network to deploying brigade combat teams.

  • Smartphone app coming for Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 27, 2012

    A new smartphone app, due out this fall, will be able to provide a virtual tour of Arlington National Cemetery, list events there and help visitors locate gravesites.

  • In short term, Gray Eagle trades reliability for capability

    Jun 27, 2012

    The Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle program is under its estimated budget, and is also meeting expected availability rates in theater.

  • Sizing up today's Soldier

    Jun 26, 2012

    What is the true measure of today's Soldier? If the question were philosophical, the answer could stir some debate. From a physical standpoint, however, Dr. Claire Gordon and Cynthia Blackwell will soon provide as accurate an answer as you're likely to find anywhere.

  • Network Integration Evaluation, Agile Process bring about fundamental change

    Jun 26, 2012

    Experts from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command discussed the Network Integration Evaluations and the Agile Process during the Virginia Peninsula General Douglas MacArthur Chapter of the Association of the United States Army professional development forum in Williamsburg, Va., June 21, 2012.

  • Army research official visits Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials in Afghanistan June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers learn to fly Army's smallest unmanned aerial system

    Jun 22, 2012

    A mobile training team from Fort Benning, Ga., arrived at Fort Riley, Kan., June 7,2012, to teach 15 Fort Riley Soldiers on how to fly one of the smallest unmanned aerial systems used by the U.S. Army -- the RQ-11B Raven.

  • U.S. Army, Taiwanese officials discuss science, technology collaboration

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army and Taiwanese officials met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18, 2012, to discuss opportunities for partnerships in military research and development.

  • Company Command Posts bring mission command to battlefield edge

    Jun 21, 2012

    In the harsh desert and mountains of the southwestern United States, Soldiers relied on transportable headquarters operation centers to extend mission command capabilities to the edge of the battlefield during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

  • Army civilian engineers team with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army civilian engineers are deploying to Afghanistan along with Soldiers to resolve issues that hinder mission success in theater.

  • Picatinny engineers set phasers to 'fry'

    Jun 21, 2012

    Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are busy developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target. Soldiers and science fiction fans, you're welcome.

  • Full spectrum: Army pilots, Unmanned Aircraft Systems operators to team up on battlefield

    Jun 21, 2012

    Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems will take on a new role as a Combat Aviation Brigade element with the upcoming deployment this fall of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Army's top signal officer: Everything is network dependent

    Jun 20, 2012

    Army leaders discussed the future of the Army's network during the Network-Enabled Mission Command panel at the Association of the United States Army Mission Command Symposium in Kansas City, Mo., June 19, 2012.

  • Bradley Urban Survivability Kits installed early, under budget

    Jun 19, 2012

    Bradley A3 Fighting Vehicles assigned to units stationed in the Republic of Korea became the latest in the fleet to receive the Bradley Urban Survivability Kit III upgrades, last week.

  • New season of Army Research Lab show focuses on cost-saving maintenance

    Jun 18, 2012

    Inside the Lab launched a series about condition-based maintenance that could save more money than the current time-sensitive maintenance method, and give the Army a more effective way of identifying when a part, like a helicopter bearing needs to be repaired.

  • Unmanned Aircraft System operators save lives in combat

    Jun 18, 2012

    Sgt. Christopher Harris was conducting a routine reconnaissance mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in 2009, when the Puma unmanned aircraft system he was operating showed nearby, real-time footage of insurgents planting an improvised explosive device along a U.S. Army convoy route.

  • Army to deliver fuel-efficient generators to Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army will soon field its next generation of operational energy to Afghanistan with a line of leaner, fuel-saving generators expected to transform the way power is delivered to the battlefield.

  • Army labs build network for next NIE

    Jun 12, 2012

    The Army has finished the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.2, where it validated and finalized Capability Set 13, the first integrated set of advanced tactical communications equipment that will be delivered to brigade combat teams starting this fall.

  • Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft to fight

    Jun 11, 2012

    The Army delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft Program to the warfighter at a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot on June 7, 2012.

  • Army preparing to field network systems to deploying brigades

    Jun 11, 2012

    As the Army's third Network Integration Evaluation concludes, the service in the midst of synchronized fielding efforts as it prepares to field the first integrated group of advanced tactical communications technologies to deploying Soldiers beginning this October.

  • Chandler learns about network defense mission at Army Cyber Command

    Jun 11, 2012

    The Army's most senior noncommissioned officer made his first visit to U.S. Army Cyber Command June 7, 2012, and left with a clearer understanding of how the command protects Army computer and electronic networks around the world, and the importance of that mission.

  • Army hosts industry at Network Integration Evaluation

    Jun 7, 2012

    Army officials hosted more than 120 industry representatives at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 last week to show available facilities, answer questions and encourage industry participation in future exercises.

  • Soldiers return from Fort Bliss assessment

    Jun 6, 2012

    Soldiers who took part in the Maneuver Battle Lab's Ground Combat Vehicle assessment last month at Fort Bliss, Texas, praised the various capabilities and features on the five vehicles used in the week-long evaluation.

  • Network Integration Evaluation attracts, educates industry

    Jun 5, 2012

    Representatives from numerous companies in the network and intelligence industries descended on the Network Integration Evaluation's Industry Day, June 1, 2012, for an up-close look at how the Army tests and evaluates new equipment and systems.

  • Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

    Jun 5, 2012

    U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to Soldiers across combat zones, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Natick becoming more green

    Jun 5, 2012

    This close to Boston, green is a popular color -- especially with the Celtics making an unexpectedly strong run in the NBA playoffs. When people talk "green" at the Natick Soldier Systems Center these days, however, they could just as easily be discussing the environment as basketball.

  • U.S. Army Africa ready to meet complex missions with newly fielded Command Post capabilities

    Jun 4, 2012

    As a direct result of the efforts provided by Program Executive Office of Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, U.S. Army Africa was fielded an Early Entry Command Post capability in May 2011 and a subsequent larger Forward Command Post capability in February of this year in response to an Operational Needs Statement.

  • Army Geospatial Center provides eyes in sky for boots on ground

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army visits U.S. Army Geospatial Center to gain situational awareness and ensure the Army is correctly prioritizing, balancing and integrating resources to support the contributions of this mission-critical organization.

  • Handhelds connect Soldiers at Army network exercise

    Jun 4, 2012

    Nett Warrior will provide dismounted leaders with the kind of digital information that today is only available inside vehicles or command posts.

  • Natick meeting strengthens science, technology ties

    Jun 1, 2012

    Cooperation between government, private industry and academia to benefit the warfighter took center stage May 29, 2012, at the ninth meeting of the Natick Soldier Systems Center Science and Technology Board.

  • Army scientists energize battery research

    Jun 1, 2012

    Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results.

  • Mortarmen in Afghanistan train with new round, become more lethal

    Jun 1, 2012

    American Soldiers conducted a live-fire exercise, May 27, 2012, at Combat Outpost Terra Nova, Afghanistan, using the new 120mm Precision Guided Round.

  • Stryker team shines at environmental stewardship

    May 31, 2012

    The Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems - Stryker Brigade Combat Team, won both the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense team awards for Environmental Excellence in Weapons System Acquisition.

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • Army chief of staff visits Picatinny Arsenal

    May 30, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Picatinny Arsenal to tour select research facilities, learn more about its products and address Picatinny employees, May 30, 2012.

  • Army delivers new blue force tracking system to Korea

    May 29, 2012

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking system that equips Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics for improved tactical communications and situational awareness has deployed to installations in Korea.

  • Anniston Army Depot begins M777 reset program

    May 28, 2012

    At the end of April, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., began a new reset program for M777 medium, towed Howitzers.

  • Shadow 'enhanced platoons' meet growing need in Afghanistan

    May 28, 2012

    When the Afghan theater commander called on the Army to increase the number of Shadow platoons in theater during the height of the 2011 Operation Enduring Freedom summer campaign, the Army was ready to answer the call.

  • Army Secretary impressed with cyber studies program at Naval Postgraduate School

    May 24, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh visited the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., May 21, 2012, and got his own education on what the school offers the military and how the Army benefits from the educational opportunities provided at this international and joint educational institution.

  • Army refining long-term MRAP plan

    May 24, 2012

    The Army is in the process of refining a long-term plan for its fleet of 20,000 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles, service officials said.

  • New Army network gets workout at NIE

    May 24, 2012

    Stretched across vast distances and punishing terrain, the Army's new tactical communications network showed its promise as a combat enabler during the service's Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, Soldiers and leaders said.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab assesses vehicles to develop Army ground combat vehicle

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 23, 2012) -- The Maneuver Battle Lab is wrapping up the second phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle Non Developmental Vehicle assessments, which has Soldiers from Fort Benning's experimentation force conducting platoon-level operations on five different platforms.

  • Soldiers prefer lighter machine gun during assessment

    May 23, 2012

    A military utility assessment held at Fort Benning, Ga., in September 2011 has concluded that all participating Soldiers immediately noticed the reduced weight of a prototype light machine gun and most would prefer it to the current squad automatic weapon used in battle.

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC hosted a coalition interoperability experiment May 10-18, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade and below, prevent fratricide and extend continuity of operations.

  • Chinooks make historic 3,400-mile journey to Alaska

    May 22, 2012

    Four Chinook helicopters were flown 3,400 miles from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. to their new home with the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, in Fairbanks, Alaska.


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