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Wednesday February 1, 2006

Stand-To! subscribers will now be receiving the daily Stand-To! by way of a ListServ. ListServ enables a more efficient distribution method for sending out Stand-To!. At this time, there are almost 10,000 subscribers to Stand-To! and a solution had to be found in order to send Stand-To! out each day with greater ease. The ListServ will enable subscribers to receive Stand-To! in a way that will use far less space.

This action has been taken in response to the concerns from many subscribers regarding the very large email which was generated by Stand-To! in its previous form. The new ListServ will enable readers to receive the daily newsletter without the space concerns on their computers.

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In the next few months, Stand-To! may have additional features added, but at this time, the staff of Stand-To! is researching and testing new ways to improve the quality of the publication and the delivery methods. Suggestions and feedback are helpful are always encouraged.

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Loss Reporting Automation System

The Army Combat Readiness Center (CRC) has become a knowledge center for all losses, whether they occur in combat, by accident, or by other means.

The CRC developed the Army's Loss Reporting Automation System (LRAS) as a "system of systems" designed to provide an Army-level structure for collecting and reporting all loss information. LRAS is comprised of three sub-components; the Accident Reporting Automation System (ARAS), the Combat Reporting Automation System (CRAS), and the Other Reporting Automation System (ORAS).

CRAS is an online automation tool collecting all combat loss from combatant commanders, staff, and safety professionals.This loss information will be used at the Army-level to develop long-term predictive analysis tools that fully implement Composite Risk Management.

ORAS, similar to ARAS and CRAS, collects and reports loss information from other agencies, such as Medical Command and the Judge Advocate General.

Additionally, the CRC has developed "initial notification" tools for LRAS. The initial notification reports allow the CRC to provide Preliminary Loss Reports (PLR) back to the Army, assign investigation teams, and begin the analysis process in order to help prevent future loss.

LRAS will continue to have a significant impact on the way the Army collects, analyzes, and uses loss report data for the prevention of future loss. ARAS, CRAS, and ORAS are designed to be the pillars of the Combat Readiness Center's mission as a knowledge center for all loss. When fully developed, LRAS will provide the Army with an accurate reporting system, integrated with the Army's automation processes, which collects data on loss, as well as near miss information, in order to link predictive analysis and loss prevention.


  • Stop-loss used to retain 50,000 US troops (CSM)
  • Soldiers sue over out-of-pocket costs (CSM | EB)
  • Army tests Soldiers in Alaskan extremes (WP | EB)
  • U.S. Army In Iraq takes a radical look at itself (IHT | EB)
  • Soldiers join Marines in asymmetrical war game (ARNEWS)
  • Serving together a challenge for spouses deployed to Kuwait (SS)
  • Army hospital treating ABC News anchor injured in Iraq (ARNEWS)
  • Soldier imprisoned for role in killing comrade (AT)
  • Convoy escorts keep things moving in Iraq (SS)


  • Oil exports were supposed to pay for Iraq reconstruction (Newsweek)
  • Iraqis given partial security control of Green Zone (WP | EB)
  • President asserts we must 'keep our word' on Iraq (SFC)
  • Trial resumes without Saddam (MSNBC)
  • Germany 'shocked' by Iraq hostage video (Reuters)
  • Iraqis express anger over President's speech (FN)
  • U.S. Official: Iraq has 'good start' in reconstruction (NPR)


  • National Security Watch: A deadly nerve agent's history (USN)
  • Text of the State of the Union address (VOA)
  • U.S. troops in Iraq adopt oil strategy (MH)
  • Opinion: 'The demise of military accountability' (SLT)
  • Commentary: 'When to chase the story in Iraq' (CSM)
  • A message of energy, strength (PI)
  • Do military hospitals take insurance for civilians? (SLATE)
  • Dutch government weighs ban on burqa (NPR)


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