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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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Army Materiel Command focuses on modernization of the future force

Posted October 30, 2017 by Devon Suits

U.S. Army Materiel Command is pivoting its strategic focus to better align with modernization priorities set by senior Army leaders. The move is expected to enable the readiness and resilience of the future force.

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Soldiers conduct test for new Army media Kits

Posted October 20, 2017 by Sgt. Justin Smith

Army photograph by Sgt. Micah Merrill A Soldier tests his camera as part of the Tactical Digital Media training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on Oct. 11, 2017. In a sprawling government complex of glass and steel, 20 enlisted Soldiers from multiple public affairs units across the Army gather to test new media kits bursting…

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Communication and preparation necessary skills for combat operations

Posted June 8, 2017 by Sgt. DeUndra Brown

During a National Training Center rotation, Soldiers build necessary skills that help them prepare for combat operations.

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Army demonstrates integration of laser weapon on combat vehicle

Posted March 20, 2017 by Jason B. Cutshaw

U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command team members are laser focused on the future of high energy lasers.

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Child care delays, unemployed spouses still major concerns, Dailey tells Congress

Posted February 17, 2017 by Sean Kimmons

Access to quality child care is an essential benefit for service members with children, especially for those with spouses who work full time or are seeking employment. But with more than 5,500 children waiting to get into Army child care programs, senior leaders are worried the backlog could affect the readiness of military parents.

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Cleared for takeoff

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

A ribbon cutting ceremony signaled the conclusion of construction for a landing strip project in the training area of this Army combat training center, March 3. The event inaugurated two 7,700-foot long landing strips and an apron that can accommodate up to 20 C-17 or C-130 airplanes, according to Sgt. Maj. Rick Virgil, non-commissioned officer…

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Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

Posted May 24, 2017 by David Vergun

A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping Soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes.

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Joint exercise projects decisive combat power

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Jason Miller

More than 600 United States Army Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division filled the night sky over the Mojave Desert, during Joint Forcible Entry exercise dubbed Operation Dragon Spear, Aug. 5-6. The exercise was the largest joint training activity in more than a decade at the National Training Center, comprising more…

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Milley names top three readiness focal points

Posted May 6, 2016 by By David Vergun

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2016) – While manning and equipping the Army are vitally important to winning the nation’s wars, and needs to be addressed, the Army’s No. 1 current priority is readiness, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley. Within readiness, the top three focuses are on increasing aviation flight hours,…

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