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MREs sustain Soldiers and babies alike

Posted October 16, 2017 by Jeff Sisto

The Meal Ready to Eat, or MRE, the same individual field ration designed to sustain the health and energy of America's warriors on the battlefield, can also be used to nourish babies suffering dehydration in disaster zones.

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Technology

Army finds promise in durable material for future Soldier combat helmets

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Army and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.

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Army looking at the next generation of combat vehicles

Posted October 9, 2017 by Devon L. Suits

Soldiers today move about in and conduct combat operations from, among other things, the Stryker, the Bradley, or the Abrams tank. But the Army has started work now to determine what will take Soldiers to the fight in 2035 and beyond.

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Local

United Arab Emirates troops train at Fort Irwin

Posted October 6, 2017 by Adriane Elliot

In an historic military moment, the United Arab Emirates military became the first Gulf State nation to attend and complete a training rotation at the Army's premier training site- the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 22, 2017.

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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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Corps of Engineers, top brass cut ribbon on DOD’s 1st LEED-Platinum hospital

Posted September 27, 2017 by Dena O'Dell

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District helped cut the ribbon Sept. 21 on the Department of Defense’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Platinum hospital.

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Local

Task Force Wraith Soldiers conduct joint training with four-legged troops

Posted September 25, 2017 by Maj. Jeremy Duffy

Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Wraith conducted joint tactical training with the U.S. Marines from Area Support Group -- Kuwait's Directorate of Emergency Services at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in early September.

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Health & Safety

Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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Army to prioritize top equipment programs in service-wide review

Posted September 20, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Over the next several months, some 820 equipment programs -- including combat vehicles, aircraft, and even gear worn or carried by Soldiers -- are expected to be rank ordered by their importance to the Army's war fighting mission, as a way to determine if the Army is spending its limited resources in the best ways possible.

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Supervised autonomy the goal in Army aviation, says major general

Posted September 15, 2017 by David Vergun

With all of the publicity surrounding autonomous cars in America, people might wonder if autonomous aircraft or unmanned aerial systems are to follow, particularly in the military.

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