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Time running out to opt into Blended Retirement System

Posted December 12, 2018 by Gary Sheftick

Less than a month remains for Soldiers to opt into the Blended Retirement System and so far only 19 percent of those eligible have switched to the new plan. Pentagon officials are concerned many Soldiers will be missing out on benefits under BRS that they can take with them if they leave the Army before…

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Secretary of the Army, wife, address successes and challenges at Fort Irwin

Posted December 7, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

In her first visit to Fort Irwin, Leah Esper, the Secretary of the Army’s spouse, had the chance to hear from more than a dozen spouses and leaders about what’s working and where help is needed on post. Some of the topics discussed, included hiring and pre-employment training for spouses, childcare options and waiting lists,…

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LA Chargers, Denver Broncos honor military during Salute to Service NFL Game

Posted December 7, 2018 by

Garrison Commander Col. Krummrich is among those honored at the Chargers’ Salute to Service halftime show, which featured veterans representing different war conflict eras on Nov. 18. Staff Sgt. Polmanteer sings the National Anthem alongside the joint color guard to kick off the Salute to Service NFL game in Cosa Mesa.

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Army’s Soldier and Squad Performance Research Institute will increase lethality, resilience

Posted November 2, 2018 by Jane Benson,

"No Soldier ever fights alone," says Cynthia Blackwell, the S2PRINT project director at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass.

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Army CID’s Web, Smart Phone Crime Submission System

Posted November 2, 2018 by

QUANTICO, Va — The Army community and American public can use their computers and smartphones to submit tips about crimes, suspicious activity or threats to the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID) via a  digital crime tips system. The CID crime tips submission system is a web-based and or smartphone app submission method. The public…

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Army developing new enhanced night vision goggles, squad rifles to increase Soldier lethality

Posted October 29, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

The Army is slated to release the newest Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular to a select number of combat units sometime in fiscal year 2019, according to the Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team officials. The new ENVG-B has both night vision and thermal-sensing capabilities and "stereoscopic binocular depth perception," providing Soldiers with an illusion of depth on a flat image, officials said.

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Interoperability a key focus in building the Army’s future network

Posted October 29, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Army illustration Upgrading the Army’s network is one of the service’s top modernization priorities. Army leaders discussed modernization priorities at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition Oct. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Bolstering the Army’s network against increasing enemy threats has become a crucial point of emphasis in the Army’s…

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Future Vertical Lift projects to build on recent progress

Posted October 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Future Vertical Lift projects are primed to expand on recent progress this fiscal year as the Army searches to replace its aging fleets of helicopters. In less than six months, the new cross-functional team for FVL has already published two requests for proposals on a future attack reconnaissance aircraft and future tactical unmanned aerial systems.

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Army joins the Air Force, Navy in attempt to develop hypersonic weaponry

Posted October 24, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

Similar to precision weapons being developed by the Air Force and Navy, the Army is developing its own unique hypersonic weapon. Col. John Rafferty, director of the Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, discussed the development of these new long-range precision weapons at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 9, 2018.

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Army testing more effective ghillie suits

Posted October 4, 2018 by By David Vergun

FORT BELVOIR, Va­ — The Army is looking for an improved ghillie suit to replace the flame-resistant, camouflage suit now worn by snipers to keep them from being seen by the enemy. The current ghillie suits are bulky, somewhat uncomfortable and hot in warm weather, said Debbie Williams, a systems acquisition expert with Program Executive…

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