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Soldiers to receive lighter combat helmet

Posted March 27, 2017 by Gary Sheftick

The Army awarded a contract Tuesday for a helmet that weighs an average of 22 percent less than the one currently in use but provides just as much protection, according to officials.

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Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

Posted October 17, 2016 by Airman Grace Nichols

Air Force photograph by Airman Grace Nichols Special Agent Adam Boccher and his wife Brittany Boccher push their son, Blake, in a swing, Sept. 9, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The accessible therapeutic swing was unveiled at the playground near the base’s Exceptional Family Member Program building. Military families are often asked…

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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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Keeping aviation skills sharp

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photos by Jason Miller

Soldiers with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade here, took to the skies on a training mission deep into the National Training Center, Dec. 3. The mission was straightforward: deliver a ground force commander with security team, utilizing three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, for a 45-minute key leader engagement with the mayor of the training…

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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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Commanders expect contractors to deliver capability, say leaders

Posted May 15, 2017 by David Vergun

When a commander needs a capability, there's an expectation that the contractor hired to provide that capability "is going to come trained to be able to execute that mission and step up immediately, just like it's a tank company or some other entity that can hit the ground running," said Jay T. Carr.

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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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New incentives bundled into retention bonus program

Posted May 12, 2017 by David Vergun

Active-duty Soldiers have a two-week decision window from May 10 to May 23 to apply for the Selective Retention Bonus Program, which has some new sweeteners added as a way to entice those now on active duty to continue serving.

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Army to rapidly procure reusable shoulder-fired weapon system

Posted September 8, 2017 by Argie R Sarantinos Perrin

Used on battlefields around the world since 1991, the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS, has seen several iterations.

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Revived Roving Sands exercise teaches air defense units mobility, expeditionary warfare

Posted March 21, 2018 by Joe Lacdan

On a vast stretch of desert in southern New Mexico, the Army resurrected the Roving Sands exercise earlier this month as part of an effort to remain vigilant against an array of potential worldwide aerial threats.

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