The Army's Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"Tribal America has brought to this great country certain values and ideas that have become ingrained in the fabric of the American spirit. The knowledge that humans can thrive and prosper without destroying the natural environment and the understanding that people from different backgrounds, cultures, religions and ethnicities can come together to build a great country."
- Col. Stephen Sicinski, garrison commander, Fort Bragg, attributed Fort Bragg's effort, to care for the environment, to the valuable lessons learnt from Native Americans
Army recognizing service of Native Americans
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Year of the Noncommissioned Officer
"These observances enhance public awareness and education among all Soldiers, civilian employees, and their families of the contributions of all cultures and groups that help shape our great nation, thereby promoting understanding, teamwork, harmony, pride and esprit among all groups."
-Master Sgt. Chanley Pickard, 193rd Infantry Brigade equal opportunity adviser, speaking about the Native American Heritage Month being observed at Fort Jackson
Native American spirit soars at luncheon
2009 Commemorations :
Year of the NCO
Year of the Military Family
100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant
Military Family Appreciation Month
National Native American Month
Warrior Care Month
Veteran's Day Week
Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day
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The Army's Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008
What is it?
The U.S. Army's Top Ten Greatest Inventions program recognizes the best technology solutions for Soldiers. Innovations are selected by Soldiers from active-duty divisions based upon their inventiveness, potential benefit outside the Army, and impact on Army capabilities from the warfighter perspective.
What is the Army doing?
The Army's Greatest Inventions program spotlights innovations fielded during 2008 and the determined civilian force that has devoted their careers to protecting Soldiers on the battlefield. The recognized technologies are:
1. XM153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS); U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.
2. Projectile Detection Cueing (PDCue)- Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) Lightning; U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.
3. Light Machine Gun & Medium Machine Gun Cradle; U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.
4. Overhead Cover for Objective Gunner Protection Kit; U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.
5. Enhanced Mobile Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Vehicle; U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
6. Whisper; U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
7. Combat Gauze for Treating Hemorrhage in Injured Soldiers; U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
8. MRAP Armor Weight Reduction Spiral Program; U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, Md.
9. MRAP Expedient Armor Program Add-on-Armor Kit; U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, Warren, Mich.
10. One System Remote Video Terminal A-kit; U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, Warren, Mich.
For more information about these inventions go to: U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008
What does the Army have planned for the future?
Army science and technology will continue to reach from the laboratory to the foxhole so that every invention placed in the hands of the Soldier makes a positive impact. The science and technology community will continue to keep the Army on the cutting edge of technology by listening to the voice of the warfighter as it develops technological solutions that help the Army maintain its battlefield dominance today and in the future.
Why is it important to the Army?
According to Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command: "Each and every one of these innovations is helping a Soldier survive. Your contributions make the difference between life and death to the Soldier."
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