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Army researchers looking to neurostimulation to enhance, accelerate Soldiers’ abilities

Posted June 13, 2018 by Gary Sheftick

Neurostimulation is not actually a process the Army intends to use for creating "super Soldiers." However, Army researchers have been experimenting with it as a means to accelerate training.

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The Army Vision: Behind the 10-year plan to help the Army win today’s and tomorrow’s battles

Posted June 6, 2018 by Daniel Torok

In 1973, as the draft ended and America withdrew from Vietnam, the Army made it a priority to catch and keep the technological edge in weapons and equipment -- setting up the formation of Training and Doctrine Command and Forces Command.

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Airborne engineers enter digital age

Posted May 14, 2018 by Staff Sgt. James Bonnington

Army Airborne Engineers will soon begin fielding digital systems that maximize their efficiency, increase situational awareness and potentially save lives during earth moving operations in hostile environments.

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Electronic warfare prototypes improve operational understanding against near-peer threats

Posted May 14, 2018 by Nancy Jones-Bonbrest,

An adversary is spotted positioning fighters along the border of an ally nation. As U.S. Army forces are quickly deployed, one unit is under special instructions: detect and survey the adversary's electronic warfare jammers and emitters.

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Ghost Brigade readies its Soldiers for hybrid threats

Posted May 9, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

Since 1980, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their April 2018 rotation to NTC was a way to prepare themselves against the future threats the country may face.

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Army seeks better, lighter munitions for UAS, attack helicopters, general says

Posted May 4, 2018 by David Vergun

The Army needs a family of lightweight, longer-range precision munitions to fire from its fleet of unmanned aerial systems and attack helicopters, said Maj. Gen. Frank Tate.

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New Army aircraft will be durable, lethal, unmanned for modern conflicts

Posted April 30, 2018 by David Vergun

What Army aviation needs now is an aircraft that "can cut through an integrated air defense network and overcome anti-access, area-denial threats to dominate the corridor for the maneuver force to flow through," said Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen, director of the Army's Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team.

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State of the Infantry: Updates to marksmanship, training

Posted April 27, 2018 by David Vergun

The U.S. is being challenged by a number of near-peer adversaries and, to a certain extent, terrorist organizations, said Brig. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue, Infantry School Commandant, Maneuver Center of Excellence.

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Army secretary, senior NCO discuss retention, modernization

Posted April 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters in Washington, D.C., April 20. Esper and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey briefed reporters on recruiting, retention and equipment during the Pentagon news gaggle.

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Service members seeing first fruits of Army acquisition changes

Posted April 20, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Army Undersecretary Ryan D. McCarthy visited For Belvoir, Va., April 17 to see the results of the service’s new modernization strategy. Three leaders of the Army’s cross-functional teams accompanied McCarthy. Program Executive Office Soldier sponsored the visit.

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