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

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

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

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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Air Force may join Army in refining multi-domain concept

The Air Force may soon join the Army in developing new capabilities for multi-domain battle, senior leaders say, just a few weeks after Army and Marine Corps leaders came together to publish an outline on future combat operations.

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‘Mad scientists’ discuss emerging tech as Army releases strategy on robots

In the not too distant future, Army leaders believe, war will be far more complex, calling upon Soldiers to engage enemies in multiple domains simultaneously. A 30-page strategy, which was released Wednesday, outlines five objectives to guide the technology that will ensure those Soldiers can survive and succeed in such an environment.

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New Army jungle wear gives trench foot the boot

Posted  March 8, 2017

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

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

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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Salutes & Awards

36th Annual Barstow Community Awards

Posted  March 3, 2017

The Barstow Chamber of Commerce held its 36th Annual Community Awards Feb 18, to recognize individuals and organizations for their hard work. Students, military personnel, businesses and individuals took the stage as they were recognized for their contributions to the Barstow community. Masters of ceremonies, Raquel Beezly and Scott Figueroa, presented the awards throughout the…

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Fort Irwin Welcomes Vietnam War Veterans

Posted  March 3, 2017

Fort Irwin, Calif — With flags waving, the band playing and the roar of hundreds of motorcycles, off-road vehicles, classic cars and military vehicles, The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed hundreds of Vietnam Era Veterans to the annual Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony here. The event, first held in 2009, brings hundreds of…

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