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Aircraft protection will be priority if sequestration continues, says G-8

Posted March 22, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

If sequestration continues in fiscal year 2018, active protection systems for Army aircraft will remain a top priority, said the Army's chief resource officer.

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Laser weapons bring sharp advantages to the battlefield

Posted June 27, 2017 by David Vergun

The Army and Navy are increasingly incorporating laser weapons on a limited number of platforms and training exercises, according to Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia.

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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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Army Museum a tribute to all Soldiers who served

Posted September 17, 2016 by David Vergun

"This museum will remind all of us what it means to be a Soldier, what it means to serve with incredible sacrifice, with incredible pride," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

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Army flies ‘hoverbike’ prototype

Posted January 18, 2017 by David McNally

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter during a visit from Department of Defense officials Jan. 10.

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Better communication with industry key to improving contracting, says ACC commander

Posted April 28, 2017 by David Vergun

War fighters are best supported by giving them what they need to fight in a timely manner, said Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson.

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Army aims to field new weapon sight that wirelessly pairs with night vision goggles

Posted August 3, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

In the next 18 months or so, the Army expects to field two new systems to dismounted Soldiers that will allow for more rapid acquisition of targets, even those hidden by darkness, smoke or fog.

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Balancing family and mission: Soldiers discuss becoming a father while deployed

Posted July 16, 2016 by Sgt. Walter Lowell

It's a tale as old as time: soldiers bidding farewell to their families to serve in a faraway land.

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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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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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