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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Posted March 27, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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Navy scientists use WWII test tunnel to develop high-energy laser weapons for fleet

Posted April 24, 2017 by John Joyce

The Navy's top laser experts transformed a tunnel crucial to gun range operations during World War II into a vital new capability for testing laser technologies, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) announced April 21.

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Defense

USS Lincoln achieves re-delivery

Posted May 15, 2017 by

The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was redelivered to the fleet May 12, marking the successful completion of its refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) carried out at Newport News Shipyard in Virginia.

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Defense

Vice chief addresses need to modernize nuclear triad

Posted June 2, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed the state of the nuclear triad during a Mitchell Institute breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017.

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Prototypes rapidly deliver cyber capabilities

Posted June 21, 2017 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

Serving as "test drives" for possible Army systems of the future, prototypes are playing an increasingly vital role as a natural bridge between emerging technologies and more mature solutions that are part of official programs of record.

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Avengers assemble

Posted July 14, 2017 by Sgt. Lillian Stephens

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, began participating in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10.

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Army teams up with university to stretch battery life for mobile devices

Posted August 11, 2017 by T'Jae Ellis

Army photograph by Jhi Scott Army Research Laboratory scientist Arthur von Wald Cresce works in the Electrochemistry Branch. Cresce is also co-inventor of an electrolyte additive with the potential to increase lithium battery energy density by 30 percent. Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Brown University have teamed up to develop solutions that…

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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted September 8, 2017 by Peter Holstein

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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Borderless threat – Army Cyber Command helping defend nation’s network

Posted September 29, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

"We live in a wired world. Companies and countries rely on cyberspace for everything from financial transactions to the movement of military forces," reads the 2015 Department of Defense cyber strategy.

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Like Soldiers, Army robots will one day follow commander intent

Posted October 25, 2017 by David Vergun

While robots today operate under the direct supervision of dedicated controllers, the Army is hoping to one day take advantage of robots with more autonomy, said Dr. Stuart Young.

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