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STAND-TO! Edition: Friday, December 7 2012

Today's Focus:

Army-Navy Game

Senior Leaders are Saying

By improving the individual Soldier's readiness, it is going to improve their unit, improving the unit is going to improve the Army.

- Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy chief of staff, Army G-1, speaks about the benefits of the Ready and Resilient Campaign plan which aims to provide clarity and understanding, about the resilience and Soldier fitness programs, to commanders.

Army evaluates plan to synchronize readiness, resilience programs

What They're Saying

The Soldier needs situational awareness. The end state is having a device that can integrate with the total system the Soldier has on him. Evolving toward wireless will be the best end state for the Soldier -- that way he can integrate into a total Soldier system.

- Capt. Randy Shields, assistant product manager for the Tactical Communication and Protective System, emphasizes the Army's effort in evaluating commercial-off-the-shelf options for a new hearing-protection system that will provide Soldiers with the situational awareness to increase mission effectiveness and the safety and survivability they need.

Army program aims to protect Soldiers' hearing

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Today's Focus

Army-Navy Game: America's Game returns to Philadelphia

What is it?

One of the most storied rivalries in college sports will happen for the 113th time when Army & Navy faces off on the gridiron, Dec. 8, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. Gates open at 11 a.m. and kickoff is at 3:10 p.m EST.

What is the Army doing?

At the game, Army will highlight its state-of-the-art, high-tech leadership opportunities. A wide variety of Army equipment and technologies will be on display outside the stadium. These capabilities are representative samples of equipment found within the Army's brigade combat teams.

Game-goers will see how the Army's Tactical Network gives Soldiers and leaders at all echelons the ability to share data, imagery and position information. Attendees will have the opportunity to handle Soldiers' body armor, night vision goggles, thermal sights, individual and crew served weapon systems, and unmanned ground vehicles and robotics.

The Army is at the forefront of improving its acquisition processes to maximize productivity, leverage the best available industry technology and gain efficiency in an increasingly constrained fiscal environment.

Medal of Honor and other valor award recipients will be honored at the coin toss and during a second quarter timeout. These men and women represent generations of service and sacrifice during past U.S. conflicts, including Korea, Vietnam, OIF and OEF.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army-Navy Game connects the Army to the public, maintaining and strengthening goodwill, which is vital to the Army's success. It also highlights the U.S. Military Academy's role to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets to become commissioned leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for professional excellence as officers in the U.S. Army.

While on the field, the players from West Point and Annapolis will compete against each other with every ounce of their being. But more importantly, they will later unite to form the joint team of our Armed Forces. In the very near future, every cadet and midshipman will begin their professional careers, serving as commissioned officers, leading the sons and daughters of America in the defense of our nation.

What's the way forward?

Army beats Navy. Hooah!


See the game on CBS television or hear it on radio over the Dial Global Sports Network. The game will also be aired worldwide on the American Forces Network.

Official Army-Navy Game website
Army Sports website
Army Football Media Guide
Army Values

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