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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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Army hoping $200 million in bonuses will attract more recruits

Posted March 24, 2017 by David Vergun

Army Recruiting Command's mission is seeing the "largest within-year mission increase ever," said Brig. Gen. Donna W. Martin, USAREC's deputy commander.

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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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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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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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New Army jungle wear gives trench foot the boot

Posted March 8, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The standard issue combat boot most Soldiers wear today, the one most commonly worn in Iraq and Afghanistan, is great for sandy dunes, hot dry weather, and asphalt. But it's proven not so good in hot and wet environments. So the Army has developed a new jungle boot that some Soldiers will see this year.

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Army developing laser-guided, precision mortar

Posted March 6, 2017 by Audra Calloway

The Army has closed its initial solicitation phase for designs to create a next generation precision mortar that will allow Soldiers to put their rounds on target with extreme accuracy.

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Unit beefs up tanks with ‘reactive’ armor

Posted March 6, 2017 by Capt. Malcolm Rios

Tank and maintenance crews from 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, are giving their M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks a buffed up look that improves the overall defensive capabilities of the tank.

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Raider Brigade synchronizes effects during CALFEX

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story by Maj. Randy Ready

There was more noise than usual coming from Fort Stewart throughout the month of February as 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division practiced synchronizing battlefield effects during company-level combined arms live-fire exercises. The CALFEXs were part of the brigade‚Äôs training progression in preparation for their rotation to the National Training Center at Fort…

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HRC leaders discuss program changes, promotions

Posted February 24, 2017 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Retention control points, promotions and noncommissioned officer evaluation reports were among the topics discussed during the Human Resources Command Road Show sessions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Feb. 15. During the HRC Road Show, senior leaders from the Human Resources Command are traveling from installation to installation to discuss changes to current programs and initiatives….

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