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Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

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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Army recognizes best Lean Six Sigma initiatives

Saving millions of dollars, the recipients of this year's Lean Six Sigma excellence awards reduced processing times, improved health of the force and increased readiness.

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Army simulator provides readiness to drone flight crews

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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First gender-integrated infantry one station unit training graduates

Over the last 18 months, the U.S. Army at Fort Benning has trained and graduated its first female Ranger course students, its first female Armor officers, and on May 19, 2017, the Army graduated its first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT).

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Commanders expect contractors to deliver capability, say leaders

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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Congress probes military pilot shortage

Posted  April 5, 2017

A shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force, senior military officials told Congress March 29.

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Installation heads link thoughtful BRAC round to cost savings

Posted  April 3, 2017

About 22 percent of installation facilities across the Army are excess, according to J. Randall Robinson, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

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Proposed Expert Action Badge to honor, motivate Soldiers

Posted  April 3, 2017

While tackling concerns about the Expert Action Badge, senior enlisted leaders stressed Thursday in a virtual town hall that the goal of the badge is to enhance readiness, not discount the efforts of infantrymen or medics with similar skill badges.

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Army Corps of Engineers making ‘significant progress’ in cleanups

Posted  April 3, 2017

The Army Corps of Engineers has made "significant progress" in the cleanup of chemicals, toxins, radiation and other types of pollution at 5,357 sites across the United States, according to Lt. General Todd T. Semonite.

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‘Third arm’ may lessen Soldier’s burden, increase lethality

Posted  March 27, 2017

Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.

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