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Army patents new blast debris protective harness

Posted October 14, 2016 by Jane Benson

Engineers and designers at the Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have patented a new design for a harness that protects its wearer from blast debris.

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The M119 howitzer platform gets a new muzzle brake design

Posted February 15, 2017 by Lauren Poindexter

Army photograph The M119 105mm howitzer, outfitted with the LBOP muzzle brake, ready for live-fire testing at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Engineers from Watervliet Arsenal have designed a 105 mm low blast overpressure muzzle brake, or LBOP. It’s the first large caliber muzzle brake designed specifically for an existing gun system. Muzzle brake…

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Mississippi National Guard heads to Nation Training Center

Posted May 23, 2017 by

Mississippi National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb al Training Center where approximately 5,500 Soldiers and Airmen will participate in the training exercise.   Mississippi National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team touches down to begin their National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin, Calif. The exercise will…

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Army engineer invents lightweight ballistic combat shirt, wins award

Posted August 5, 2016 by

NATICK, Mass. — When Army engineer Robert DiLalla set out to develop a new design for Soldier protection, he knew he had to break the mold. The result of his revolutionary approach, which focuses on the Soldier as an athlete, is the game-changing, Ballistic Combat Shirt, a new lightweight body armor system. “We set out…

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Yorba Linda Community Hosts Thanksgiving for U.S. Army Soldiers

Posted December 2, 2016 by Story and Photos by Jason Miller

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Citizens of East Lake Village Community lined the entryway into the clubhouse, giving a warm welcome as U.S. Army Soldiers and families from Fort Irwin arrived to eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal and enjoy the company of many patriotic community members, Nov. 24. Over 120 Soldiers and families took part in…

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New Soldier armor weighs less, offers more options

Posted March 20, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

Army photograph by C. Todd Lopez The Torso and Extremity Protection System” or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight from the IOTV, and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission. The average generation II…

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ATACMS ready to test-fire at White Sands Missile Range

Posted June 23, 2017 by by Maj. William Lambert

Field Artillery Soldiers will soon be ready to test-fire the modernized Army Tactical Missile System at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted September 4, 2015 by Exchange news release

DALLAS (Aug. 26) – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service paid a dividend of $224 million in 2014 to morale, welfare and recreation efforts for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy. In the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs such as youth…

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Teamwork is key to preventing Soldier suicides, experts say

Posted September 9, 2016 by David Vergun

Staff Sgt. Miguel Sierra vividly recalls himself and his staff handling logistical matters in the aftermath of a sailor committing suicide.

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Bonuses, incentives to retain Soldiers amid push for million-strong force

Posted January 18, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

With the total Army tasked to expand by 28,000 troops this year, the service hopes to retain quality Soldiers with incentives, such as cash bonuses up to $10,000 for extensions, the Army's top enlisted member said Jan. 12.

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