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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

Posted May 23, 2017 by Nikki Ficken

An advanced Army simulator is reducing risks and saving costs at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

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Fort Bliss soldiers face mock chemical attack in Mojave Desert

Posted September 1, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — An artillery shell falls from the sky and bursts on the ground, spreading its deadly gas. The field headquarters of Fort Bliss’ 2nd Brigade Combat Team has been hit. Soldiers scurry for cover, while others quickly change into gas masks and chemical gear and hunt for the perpetrators. The gas attack…

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Carter urges troops to build on momentum in Iraq, Syria

Posted August 5, 2016 by

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter today told troops readying to deploy to Iraq that they must build on the momentum to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The secretary addressed service members set to deploy with the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit will replace the III…

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Army crowdsources ideas for innovation

Posted December 14, 2016 by David Vergun

In October, the Army launched Army Ideas for Innovation, or AI2, a digital crowdsourcing program that solicits ideas for how the Army can become more innovative.

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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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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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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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