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Army Combat Fitness Test set to become new PT test of record in late 2020

Posted July 9, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Army photograph by Sean Kimmons Pfc. Alex Colliver, foreground, pulls a 90-pound sled 50 meters that simulates the strength needed in pulling a battle buddy out of harm’s way during a pilot for the Army Combat Fitness Test, a six-event assessment designed to reduce injuries and replace the current Army Physical Fitness Test. Army senior…

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Red Flag-Alaska 18-3 takes off early August

Posted August 1, 2018 by

Air National Guard photograph by Tech. Sgt. John Winn An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off prior to a sortie as part of Red Flag-Alaska 18-2, June 11, 2018. Red Flag Alaska provides large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. Red Flag-Alaska 18-3,…

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DOD identifies Army casualty

Posted August 22, 2018 by

The Department of Defense announced Aug. 21 the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Wash., died Aug. 20, 2018, in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq. The incident is under…

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Army innovation through re-engineering

Posted September 24, 2018 by Crystal Chadwick

In 1801, Eli Whitney disassembled ten muskets made from interchangeable parts, placed the parts in a big pile, and then reassembled ten muskets from parts picked at random, demonstrating the revolutionizing concept of interchangeable parts.

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Additional personnel to deploy to southwest border

Posted October 29, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Like Operation Guardian Support, which is supported by 2,100 National Guardsmen, this additional assistance is in support of President Donald J. Trump’s April 4, 2018, memorandum, “Securing the Southern Border of the United States.”

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Tracking Santa

Posted December 10, 2018 by

The North American Aerospace Command is responsible for tracking every flight over the U.S. and Canada. They’re so serious about their job that not even Santa gets a free pass when he delivers his gifts on Christmas. Find out how they accomplish this amazing feat.

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NATO program develops tactical leaders

Posted October 15, 2015 by Capt. Sybil Taunton

Fighter pilots from seven allied countries, including the U.S., U.K., Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, and Italy completed the NATO Tactical Leadership Program in Albacete, Spain, Oct. 9.

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Future Vertical Lift getting top-notch design architecture

Posted November 9, 2015 by David Vergun

Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, is an initiative looking at the next-generation of rotorcraft for 2040 and beyond for the U.S. military. FVL recently added new architecture, which promises to increase safety and security and reduce cost overruns, delays and performance problems, according to Alex Boydston.

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Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

Posted December 2, 2015 by Audra Calloway

While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

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Army technology team helps field robot

Posted December 28, 2015 by Dan Lafontaine

U.S. Army science and technology advisors have initiated a project to field a robot capable of assessing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives, or CBRNE, threats from a safe distance.

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