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  • Top DoD official says DLIFLC the premier foreign language provider

    Oct 27, 2014

    Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Jessica L. Garfola Wright, says that the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is the premier language provider to the Department of Defense, not only for resident instruction but also online foreign language training materials.

  • Commandants Pre-Command Course graduates final pilot class

    Oct 24, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, handed out certificates of graduation October 23, to the 13 students who made up the final pilot class of the Commandants Pre-Command Course.

  • Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.

  • Drill sergeant awarded Purple Heart Medal

    Oct 23, 2014

    A field artilleryman-turned drill-sergeant was awarded the Purple Heart Medal Oct. 17 in front of his Basic Combat Training Soldiers.

  • Lightning Challenge -- 165th cadre put to test

    Oct 23, 2014

    The 165th Infantry Brigade conducted its semiannual Lightning Challenge Friday -- a daylong competition to test the stamina and technical competence of the officers, non-commissioned officers and cadre in the brigade on a variety of physical and mental tasks.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre test for German Armed Forces Badge

    Oct 23, 2014

    Drill sergeants and cadre from two 434th Field Artillery Brigade battalions tested for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency Aug. 25-28.

  • Soldiers train with Altus Airmen for upcoming mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fourth Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery continued training by certifying unit air load teams for an upcoming Contingency Expeditionary Force mission.

  • Spouses' Aviation Day: Spouses earn wings, experience training

    Oct 23, 2014

    It's not often that Army spouses get to experience what it's like to be a Soldier going through training, but during Fort Rucker's Spouses' Aviation Day, a few were able to do just that.

  • 'Red Dragons' roll out to training range

    Oct 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery held a convoy live fire exercise Oct. 9 here giving Soldiers a break from their regular routines to get back to the basics. The training tested Soldiers on a variety of Army warrior tasks and prepared them for contingency operations.

  • Nett Warrior cables surpass expectations

    Oct 23, 2014

    Team Tobyhanna surpassed customer expectations by fabricating thousands of cables destined for wear by Soldiers outfitted with the Army's Nett Warrior equipment.

  • Army considering major changes for recruiting

    Oct 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is considering a number of dramatic changes to help deal with what it perceives as an extremely challenging recruiting environment in coming years.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year credits resilience for achievement

    Oct 22, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) --- Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto, an All Source Intelligence Analyst senior instructor assigned to 6th Military Intelligence Battalion/95th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 100th Training Division, beat out seven other competitors to win the 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year Competition here Oct. 20 and 21.

  • TRADOC commander: Empowering others best way to progress

    Oct 22, 2014

    Empowerment is a two-way street between subordinates and supervisors, said Gen. David G. Perkins, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014.

  • Presidio dedicates building to Medal of Honor recipient

    Oct 22, 2014

    More than 100 people turned out for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the Presidio of Monterey's newest instructional building in honor of a Medal of Honor recipient and language graduate here Oct. 17.

  • Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in high gear at Fort Bliss

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general visited the Brigade Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 21, to observe field tests of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, which could leverage proven technology down to the company level of maneuver brigades for the first time, during Network Integration Evaluation 15.1.

  • Leaders: Adaptable network critical for Army to 'Win in a Complex World'

    Oct 21, 2014

    As U.S. forces deploy to West Africa to help counter the Ebola outbreak, the Army is surging tactical communications technologies to help connect Soldiers, aid workers and other mission partners across vast and undeveloped terrain.

  • ROTC cadets to lead in increasingly complex world

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army is training the officers of tomorrow to face the challenges of an increasingly complex world, the commander of the U.S. Army Cadet Command said.

  • Forum studies bleak recruiting future of the all-volunteer Army

    Oct 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Recruiting Command gathered leading public and private sector thinkers to study the future of recruiting as the quality of the prospect pool dwindles.

  • Army leaders say ethics integral part of all Soldiers' actions

    Oct 20, 2014

    The Army profession demands that Soldiers adhere to the Army ethic at all times, Chief of Staff the Army Gen. Ray Odierno said, at an AUSA panel on "Why and How We Serve."

  • Leaders get a firsthand look at the modern operational network at NIE 15.1

    Oct 20, 2014

    In order to gain a true understanding of NIE's progression and accomplishments, senior Army leadership, government officials and thought leaders from across country received a firsthand look into the evolution and current stance of the operational network. These distinguished visitors visited NIE 15.1 at the start of the evaluations.

  • Carson: Changes needed in Army's 'archaic' retention, promotion system

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army needs to make serious institutional changes in order to retain and develop the best Soldiers, the Army's under secretary said.

  • Speed of innovation key in Army Operating Concept

    Oct 17, 2014

    Both the Army and America's adversaries enhance their prowess on the battlefield with technological innovation. But to be successful against an array of unknown enemies, the Army must focus not just on innovation, but on the speed with which it can deliver that innovation to Soldiers.

  • Army Operating Concept expands definition of combined arms

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Army Operating Concept, published Oct. 7, 2014, expands the idea of joint combined-arms operations to include intergovernmental and special operations capabilities, said Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr.

  • Cobra Medic Combat Water Survival Training

    Oct 17, 2014

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company C, 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division conducted Combat Water Survival Training (CWST) while simultaneously implementing their Medic Table VI and Basic Life Support (BLS) skills with an Automated External Defribulator (AED) on Oct. 1 at Helamano Military Reserve in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • Fort Jackson activates 10th Basic Combat Training Battalion

    Oct 16, 2014

    A provisional battalion for Basic Combat Training is activating on Fort Jackson this week. Designated the "Lightning Battalion," the new organization is a product of consolidating Soldiers from five companies from around the installation.

  • MPs build resiliency with CIPS

    Oct 16, 2014

    Ten years after it's conception, the U.S. Army Military Police School's Critical Incident Peer Support Course based out of Fort Leonard Wood is still going strong.

  • USASMA ACEs evaluation: Courses receive additional college credits for Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy -- the proponent for all NCOES common core courses, the Battle Staff NCO Course and Structured Self Development (SSD) -- recently scored an "A+" on its evaluation from the American Council on Education or ACE.

  • New York ROTC team honors cadet at Army 10-mile race

    Oct 16, 2014

    Robert Jahn, an international food distributor from upstate New York, lost his son Trevor, an ROTC Cadet and a senior at Ithaca college, in a car accident in 2005. Now, Robert sponsors a team of Cadets and cadre from the area in the Army Ten Miler each year, in memory of his son.

  • Evolving history: Museum reworks displays to keep perspective fresh

    Oct 16, 2014

    Museums are a record of the slow, constant change and evolution in the world that people participate in every day, and this record itself is constantly being updated at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum by a staff that recognizes the importance of building the future on the foundations of the past.

  • Commandant promoted to brigadier general

    Oct 16, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The field artillery branch has one of the Army's newest brigadier generals as its leader. Brig. Gen. William Turner, FA School Commandant and chief of FA, was promoted Oct. 9 on Old Post Quadrangle.

  • Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

    Oct 16, 2014

    As the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues, the demand for Army civilian employees there will increase, predicted the service's under secretary, who pledged to continue support for civilian career program development worldwide.

  • Korean language contest officials recognize Presidio students

    Oct 15, 2014

    The 2014 Korean Hangul Day Award Ceremony for the Yonsei University Writing Contest and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Korean Video Contest was held inside the Tin Barn Oct.9

  • Army researchers evaluate Soldier performance

    Oct 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Fort Leonard Wood field element recently completed a live-fire experiment with the modular protective system multipurpose guard tower on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • CSA: 'Trusted professionals' essence of what it means to be Soldiers

    Oct 14, 2014

    "Whether it be along the DMZ in Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq, the plains of Eastern Europe, the savannahs of Central and West Africa, there stand our nation's trusted professionals," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Army's NIE 15.1 continues to adapt network, evaluate emerging technology

    Oct 14, 2014

    Within 24 hours the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD) took on five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), two IED finds, two air assault missions, two route and reconnaissance missions, and two attack missions. And that's just the pilot phase.

  • Officers of tomorrow: ROTC cadets to uphold Army legacy

    Oct 14, 2014

    The future of the Army rests in the cadets of today's Reserve Officer Training Corps, said the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • SMA: Competitiveness, ethics key to Army success

    Oct 13, 2014

    Encouraging Soldiers to be competitive is what it takes to be a great leader, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking Oct. 13, 2014, at the SMA, NCO and Soldier Forum at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • Aviation Restructure Initiative: OH-58D personnel transition plan under way

    Oct 10, 2014

    The Army faces significant force structure reductions in an environment of budgetary constraints, and Army Aviation is feeling the impacts, particularly in the OH-58 community.

  • Fort Jackson CG looks back, explains way ahead for post

    Oct 9, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bradley Becker, Fort Jackson's commanding general, invited members of the media to Fort Jackson Oct. 1 to look back on his first year in command here and to provide a glimpse into what installation personnel can anticipate in fiscal year 2015 and beyond.

  • Start spreading the news -- Program allows Soldiers to share their accomplishments

    Oct 9, 2014

    Fort Jackson Soldiers are telling their Army stories with the help of the Joint Hometown News Service Program. The program allows Soldiers to fill out a form with basic information about their accomplishments, which is then forwarded to news organizations in their hometowns.

  • Soldier demonstrates personal courage in wake of childhood sexual assault

    Oct 9, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Pvt. Fabio Londono, B Battery, 1st Battalion, 79th Field Artillery, carried a secret since his childhood that he let out before he could become a Soldier. He was raped.

  • Sill cadre saves life; receives Soldier's Medal

    Oct 9, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- There are some dates that we remember all our lives, and for Staff Sgt. Jon King, C Company, 434th Field Artillery Detachment, April 14 is one those. On that day, he saved not only his own life, but the life of a Fort Sill Basic Combat Training Soldier during what should have been routine training at the Sgt. 1st Class Tony Burris Hand Grenade Complex.

  • Aviation Restructure Initiative allows UAS workhorses to remain aloft

    Oct 6, 2014

    In a climate of deep fiscal cuts, the Army's Aviation Restructure Initiative has some good news for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

  • Rapid Equipping Force to fall under TRADOC

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has decided to retain the Rapid Equipping Force and move it under U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, despite the drawdown and pending sequestration, explained the Rapid Equipping Force director, speaking at a National Defense Industrial Association breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Army implements new self-awareness program for commanders

    Sep 26, 2014

    The Commander 360 is a new leader development program in the Army's Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback suite, aimed at leveraging 360-degree assessment feedback to enhance leadership growth and to increase rater involvement in the development process.

  • NCO business: sergeant major of the army inspects Best Warrior preparations at Fort Lee

    Sep 25, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 25, 2014) -- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III completed his last walk-through Monday in preparation for the Army Best Warrior Competition scheduled to take place here Oct. 6-9.

  • Taking the long way home -- 86-year-old veteran moves back to Fort Jackson housing

    Sep 25, 2014

    Herbert Jeffers was born in Georgia, but says he has always thought of Fort Jackson as his home. Two years ago, the 86-year-old veteran decided it was time to return to Fort Jackson, which served as home for three tours during his 26-year Army career. He and his wife, Vonceil, moved into post housing as a means of simplifying their lives, though it's a much different place than it was when last they lived here.

  • Fort Sill fleet management wins excellence award

    Sep 25, 2014

    The Tank Automotive Command (TACOM) Fort Sill Fleet Management Expansion won the 2013 Combined Logistics Excellence Award for superior performance of duty in maintenance.

  • Active-shooter course move adds realism

    Sep 25, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Active Shooter Course has a new home in the Audie Murphy Community Center -- a location that allows primarily military police students to focus training on present-day threats.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts Ready, Resilient Orientation Course

    Sep 25, 2014

    A Ready and Resilient Orientation Course for brigade and battalion level leadership, sponsored by the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, was held Sept. 16 in Thurman Hall.

  • Honoring sacrifice: Community remembers POW/MIA during ceremony

    Sep 25, 2014

    As the black and white banner symbolizing America's missing in action and prisoners of war flew over the White House and the nation's capitol, hundreds came together on Fort Rucker to honor those Soldiers, as well as their Families, during a day of remembrance.

  • Get there faster, stay longer: AH-64E changes way Apaches fight

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence participated in the AH-64E Lot 4 Follow-on Test and Evaluation with the latest version of the world's premier attack helicopter Aug. 4-14 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier wins 2014 Drill Sergeant of Year Competition

    Sep 22, 2014

    A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier won the Training and Doctrine Command's 2014 Drill Sergeant of the Year title, at the end of this year's competition, Sept. 11, 2014, held at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

  • Retired lieutenant colonel, author speaks at Fort Benning

    Sep 22, 2014

    Retired Lt. Col. David Hartline, a Vietnam War veteran, spoke to a group of Soldiers Sept. 17 as part of the Maneuver Center of Excellance's Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Absentee voting week starts Sept. 29

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Federal Voting Assistance Program has designated Sept. 29-Oct.8 as Absentee Voting Week

  • Soldiers vie for best logistician, custom trophies

    Sep 19, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Soldiers from 214th Fires Brigade braved the sun and heat, cold and rain, physical and mental fatigue to compete for the title of best logistician in the 4th Annual Best Logistician Competition.

  • ADA Soldiers help build school playground

    Sep 19, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- On Sept. 5, Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery got to see the fruits of their labor appreciated.

  • Decisive training shapes Warrior Brigade into a cohesive team

    Sep 19, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Leaders from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, gathered together for the week of Sept. 15 for a new leaders orientation course on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Swagger stepping: AIT Soldiers 'bring it' during drill and ceremony competition

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 18, 2014) -- Despite the long hours of practice, the dedication; and the enthusiasm of the advanced individual training Soldiers who participated in Saturday's 2014 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Drill and Ceremony Competition, it all came down to one jaw-dropping, extraordinary move that whipped the crowd into a frenzy and deflated the opposition's hopes.

  • Soldiers gather at Fort Jackson for Drill Sergeant School's 50th anniversary

    Sep 18, 2014

    The U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School celebrated its 50th anniversary last week. Retired drill sergeants from around the country gathered at Fort Jackson to help commemorate the event, and Soldiers both old and new reflected on how the role of the Army's trainers has evolved since the school was established in 1964.

  • STL Cardinals hold Military Appreciation Day

    Sep 18, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 service members and their Families were present Saturday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, to participate in the 21st annual St. Louis Cardinals Military Appreciation Game and tailgate party.

  • Combined Arms Center general says the need for linguists will grow

    Sep 18, 2014

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., says the future of the military lies in better education, more cultural awareness and language skills training, and the ability to prevent conflict and shape outcomes that lead to peaceful solutions.

  • Peace Corps tour to aid Soldier's medical career

    Sep 18, 2014

    Spc. Evan Franklin, graduated Basic Combat Training here Sept. 12, his first step in an Army career in medicine, a field that keeps popping up in his life.

  • And the winner is…

    Sep 17, 2014

    The Army's best trained noncommissioned officers descended on Fort Jackson, S.C., Sept. 8-11, to compete for the prestigious title of the 2014 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year. The competitors included two U.S. Army Reserve Drill Sergeants, Staff Sgt. Christopher Croslin from the 95th Training Division (IET) and Sgt. 1st Class Alex Montero from the 98th Training Division (IET). Only one winner will be selected from each service component.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) instructors visit Canadian counterparts

    Sep 16, 2014

    When it comes to innovation and improving the quality of military instruction, sometimes it helps to think outside the box, or even the country. That's the thinking behind the 101st Brigade Engineer's latest push to establish a long-term instructor exchange with their Canadian counterparts, a move that not only helps strengthen the bond with the U.S.'s northern neighbor, but also provides a unique opportunity to learn from and improve the training for both countries' military engineers.

  • Armor, Infantry chiefs discuss future challenges

    Sep 16, 2014

    In addition to senior leaders from across the Army who visited Fort Benning Sept. 8-12 for the Maneuver Warfighter Conference, attendees at the conference also had an opportunity to hear from Fort Benning's own.

  • Maneuver Conference wraps up

    Sep 16, 2014

    DAY 1 - THE BASICS •Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning commanding general, discussed maneuver force rigor and training the basics.

  • Brown: Soldiers should be trained like elite athletes

    Sep 15, 2014

    Soldiers and elite athletes share traits like discipline, talent, teamwork and commitment and deserve the same type of scientific-based training, said Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, commander, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • TRADOC leads Army in cost-effective Operations Security training

    Sep 15, 2014

    By developing innovative processes, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Operations Security team has increased the effectiveness of the organization's Operations Security efforts and initiated a new program using cost-effective methods to help protect Soldiers and sensitive information.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Programs, Child Youth Services hold first Teen Council meeting

    Sep 13, 2014

    Caleb Strother celebrated his 15th birthday Sept. 6, 2014 during the 80th Training Command (TASS) Family Readiness Programs' inaugural Teen Council meeting which took place in Sterling, Va., Sept. 5-7. Strother, whose father Woodson is a sergeant first class in the 94th Training Division, commends his parents for suggesting that he volunteer as a council member. "If I was home I'd probably just hang out, play Xbox, and maybe go out for dinner, but being here getting to know these new people is really fun," Strother said.

  • Cyber CoE holds first change of command

    Sep 12, 2014

    Maj. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson relinquished command of the Cyber CoE and Fort Gordon to Stephen G. Fogarty during the center's first-ever change-of-command ceremony held on Barton Field. Patterson took command of the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon in July 2012.

  • Army pilots Civilian Acculturation program to familiarize new hires with Army culture, mission

    Sep 12, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- As part of the Army Civilian Workforce Transformation Program, the Army has launched the Army Civilian Acculturation pilot program at several installations across the Army in an effort to better integrate new Civilian employees into the Department of the Army.

  • Fort Leavenworth dedicates library in honor of Rep. Ike

    Sep 12, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno hosted a public ceremony renaming the library at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in honor of deceased former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Missouri Representative Ike Skelton, Sept. 12, 2014.

  • 50th anniversary of Drill Sergeant School gets commandant to look back

    Sep 12, 2014

    Looking back, Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian pretty much knew from day one in the Army that he wanted to be a drill sergeant.

  • First Army Recruiters to Earn Master Recruiter Badge Recognized

    Sep 12, 2014

    After a week of back-to-back grueling exercises, Army recruiters prove they're experts at their jobs.

  • Fort Leonard Wood evaluates new decon system

    Sep 11, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood evaluated a new Contamination Indicator Decontamination Assurance System, or CIDAS, that its developers say will change Army doctrine and save lives and resources. "CIDAS has the ability to indicate contamination within five minutes and additionally provide a visual footprint on exactly where the contamination is located," said Avery Woods, Capability Development and Integration Directorate training specialist/ developer. "It will change Army doctrine/tactics, techniques and procedures for all phases of decontamination and will save lives, resources and time by introducing a new methodology of decontaminating only what needs to be decontaminated," Woods added. Soldiers from CDID displayed the chemical detection system during a warfighter demonstration Aug. 27 at the Lt. Terry Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Responder Training Facility. This event allowed CDID the opportunity to assess the prototype and provide feedback to the designers. The CIDAS contains two chemicals that when combined at the nozzle, comes out orange in color. The mixture changes to red in the presence of a contaminant. This color change takes approximately five minutes compared to the 45 minutes it takes with solutions currently in use, saving time, money and ultimately lives. Woods added that the new system will allow for pinpoint decontamination as opposed to having to complete the whole-item process each time. "Current doctrine for Detailed Equipment Decontamination employs a five-step process that, for a single vehicle, requires 400 gallons of water and 65 minutes to complete thorough decontamination operations," Woods said. The Soldiers evaluated the small-scale applicator, which is in a backpack design with a handheld applicator to be used for immediate decontamination. There is also a mid-scale applicator and a large-scale applicator. The mid-scale applicator was designed for contamination on vehicles, personnel, equipment and evidence; this is scheduled for distribution to U.S. Army Special Operations Command teams. Large-scale CIDAS systems will be issued to CBRN platoons, reconnaissance and surveillance teams in support of decontamination operations and technical decontamination operations. Staff Sgt. Terry Cabrera, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command training developer, was one of the Soldiers participating in the evaluation process. He said the backpack design is similar to that of the Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE design. He added that it had a comfortable fit. "Soldiers will benefit from this spray-on method," Cabrera said. "It provides signs of point detection with a chemical substance as opposed to a general area like other legacy detectors. It is not only lightweight, but also configured as most load-bearing equipment." Cabrera added that being mobile is a necessity on the battlefield. Despite having a couple of suggestions for minor modifications, Cabrera said he can see himself and other Soldiers using the CIDAS equipment. "Although this program/equipment is in its development stage, this is a very intuitive piece of equipment for point detection," Cabrera said. According to Woods, Soldiers can expect to see the CIDAS being issued for use in 2019.

  • Leaders look at Fires future

    Sep 11, 2014

    A Program Executive Officer summit met Sept. 3 and 4 at Fort Sill as senior leaders from the materiel development community and the Fires Center of Excellence exchanged vision, priority and strategy.

  • Talking lethality with Army's senior non-commissioned officer

    Sep 10, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III discussed the future of lethality with Army Technology Magazine.

  • McMaster busts myths of future warfare

    Sep 10, 2014

    Americans and their leaders all too often wear rose-tinted glasses when it comes to assessing future warfare, said the deputy commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command for Futures and director, Army Capabilities Center.

  • Future Fires: Integrating technology solutions

    Sep 9, 2014

    Army leaders are looking to the future force and seeking to be revolutionary in their thinking about integrating technology, according to current guidance from Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno. Army researchers are exploring technology solutions to enable improved lethality and fires.

  • Maneuver Conference kicks off

    Sep 9, 2014

    The 2014 Maneuver Warfighter Conference officially kicked off Sept. 9, as Maneuver Center of Excellence Commanding General Maj. Gen. Scott Miller took the stage to welcome conference guests to Fort Benning.

  • Army Reserve command sergeant major addresses 80th Training Command senior NCOs

    Sep 9, 2014

  • Training and education must leverage technology and innovation

    Sep 8, 2014

    Today's Soldier is fluent in multiple forms of technology from an early age. This gives Army educators a unique opportunity to modify our training.

  • Disruptive Technology: How the Army Research Laboratory will change the future

    Sep 8, 2014

    Scientists are unlocking the mysteries of power, energy and lethality in the search for new materials and technologies. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory conducts fundamental research, which endeavors to provide revolutionary capabilities to the Army of 2025 and beyond.

  • CSA discusses Army Operating Concept with Army War College class of 2015

    Sep 8, 2014

    The chief of staff of the Army introduced the new Army Operating Concept to those who will evolve, lead the effort, Sept. 8, 2014, at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

  • Investing in the Army's future

    Sep 5, 2014

    The U.S. Army vision for lethality science and technology investment is to enable overmatch in weapon systems for both offensive and defensive capabilities.

  • Fort Leavenworth breaks ground for Regional Simulation Center

    Sep 5, 2014

    Officials at Fort Leavenworth break ground for a new Regional Simulation Center that will improve unit training and save the Army money.

  • Gen. Colin Powell Recognized in Leavenworth Ceremony

    Sep 5, 2014

    Former U.S. Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Gen. Colin Powell received a place of honor on the Circle of Firsts at the Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Buffalo Soldier Monument, here, as his bust was unveiled.

  • Enhanced grenade lethality: On target even when enemy is concealed

    Sep 4, 2014

    Small Arms Grenade Munitions are munitions rounds that aim to provide warfighters with the capability of shooting a 40-mm low-velocity grenade from an M203 or M320 rifle-mounted grenade launcher with the certainty that, if their target is hiding or behind an object, damage will still be inflicted.

  • Fighter, survivor: Soldier battles cancer, moves on to 'next big thing'

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 4, 2014) -- Spc. Luis Rios is all about "that next big thing" -- his vernacular for aggressively seeking challenges that feed his insatiable ambitions. In this case, he was leaving his job as a fine restaurant chef to join the Army as a food service specialist.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier's cadence featured in advertising campaign

    Sep 4, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian said he was surprised to hear a cadence he wrote more than a decade ago for sale on iTunes. He was even more surprised when it appeared on a recent television commercial for a sports drink.

  • Army Undersecretary visits Fort Leavenworth

    Sep 4, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson traveled to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to meet with key leadership and discuss some of the initiatives that will directly impact the Army as we move the force into the future.

  • 'Start Strong:' Every career in the Army starts with TRADOC

    Sep 2, 2014

    Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the "Start Strong" phase of every Soldier's career.

  • CAPE director discusses responsibility, Army Profession at Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 2, 2014

    To put an emphasis on leadership development, the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence hosted five Army Profession and Ethics sessions presented by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, Aug. 19-21, 2014, on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Army ROTC Cadet at Vanderbilt wins first place at medical scientist symposium

    Aug 29, 2014

    A Vanderbilt University Army ROTC senior Cadet was awarded first place for his research and oral presentation for a new to treatment for glaucoma during the Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, August 23..

  • Liaison officer offers free French refresher

    Aug 29, 2014

    Since his arrival at Fort Rucker, the French liaison officer has embraced its Soldiers, Families, civilians and surrounding communities with enthusiasm. Now, this distinguished officer has arranged to conduct a free French language and culture class at the post.

  • Teenagers become Soldiers while still in high school

    Aug 28, 2014

    A handful of Soldiers graduating this week had enlisted through the Army's split option program, which allowed them to take part in Basic Combat Training during the summer break between their junior and senior years of high school.