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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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Mattis: More data needed to assess women’s effectiveness in combat arms

Posted October 4, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

With so few women in combat arms right now, the services and Defense Department officials really can’t judge how successful the effort has been, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., Sept. 25. “It’s a very, very tough issue because it goes from some people’s perspective of…

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Modernizing the Army’s OPFOR program to become a near-peer sparring partner

Posted October 3, 2018 by Mario J. Hoffmann

While the United States fought conflicts and insurgencies in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa over the last 17 years, potential adversaries were studying U.S. operations and developing sophisticated weapons, munitions and disruptive technologies.

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The General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand: a Soldier’s Guide

Posted September 6, 2018 by By Capt. Michael A. Salvucci

General Officer Memorandums of Reprimand (GOMORs) are considered an administrative reprimand imposed under the provisions of AR-600-37 and are not considered punishment under the UCMJ.  However, they are still extremely serious and could end up affecting your career and life. For many soldiers, this will be the first time receiving such a letter and it…

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Army Emergency Relief awards $8 million in scholarships: 3,465 students receive funds

Posted September 6, 2018 by

ARLINGTON, Va. — Three thousand four hundred and sixty-five U.S. Army Spouses and dependent children of active duty and retired Soldiers return to college this fall with 2018-2019 Army Emergency Relief (AER) scholarships. AER awarded $8 million in scholarship grants based on the financial needs of the family, with an average award of $2,300. The…

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Army researchers hope to lighten Soldiers’ battery load

Posted September 5, 2018 by David Vergun

Across all six of the Army's modernization priorities there has been a dramatic increase in demand for power as a result of the introduction of new system capabilities and prototypes that are energy hungry.

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Army contest invites winning innovators to bring AI capabilities to Soldiers

Posted August 29, 2018 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest

The Army Rapid Capabilities Office today announced the winners of a challenge designed to identify artificial intelligence and machine learning tools that could improve the speed and accuracy of electronic warfare operations.

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Army researchers provide insights on offering feedback, commander-Soldier interaction

Posted August 29, 2018 by

Army photograph A team comprised of members from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute proposed an award-winning cognitively-inspired adaptive leadership framework that can provide intelligent decision making support for a commander delivering cost-effective feedback to followers with different levels of mission readiness. A collaborative research project between Army researchers and academia has…

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Mobile command post advances set the course for survivability and overmatch

Posted August 15, 2018 by Kathryn Bailey

Army command post stakeholders recently attended a demonstration here that featured emerging expeditionary mission command technologies with one primary benchmark -- mobility.

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WACH behavioral health team strengthen relationships with civilian counterparts

Posted August 3, 2018 by Story and Photo by Jo Garrison

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – To foster and strengthen relationships with our community partners a team of behavioral health providers, case managers and specialists from Weed Army Community Hospital toured Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital to view the recently opened, 23 bed wing dedicated to servicing military personnel and first responders June 20. WACH department of…

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