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Health & Safety

Army advances PTSD, other cognitive research through latest partnership

Posted January 31, 2018 by

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., from Newton, Penn., have partnered to expand on early research that could mean new interventions for improving Soldier readiness and resilience, as well as reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas.
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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Jan. 29. The concern comes from a “heat map” posted by Strava — the makers of a fitness tracking application that shows the routes service members run or…

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Army secretary directs new team to speed up Next-Gen Combat Vehicle program

Posted January 29, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Two of the Army's top leaders reviewed last week a new process to accelerate the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle program amid a massive shift to modernize the entire Army.

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Army

Soldier lethality, mobile networks key for Army future readiness, chief of staff says

Posted January 26, 2018 by David Vergun

Readiness in the short term is not good enough, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2018.

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Army

New battery technology saves Soldiers time, money on the battlefield

Posted January 24, 2018 by Kathryn Bailey,

Twenty years ago, one phone call between two Army engineers led to a cost-effective lithium-ion battery solution for what was then an up-and-coming guided missile system.

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Local

Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

Posted January 21, 2018 by

A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Army

Rethink readiness to prepare for next war, says Army’s top logistics general

Posted January 10, 2018 by Lisa Simunaci

The Army's senior logistician told National Guard leaders to ensure their units are ready for the next war, because wherever and whenever it is, it will take the total force to fight and win.

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Army

SecArmy Commits to Building a More Lethal, Agile Force During Visit to National Training Center

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper underscored his commitment to building an even more agile, lethal and technologically advanced combat force during a visit to the National Training Center Dec. 1. Just two weeks after his confirmation as the Army’s top Civilian leader, Esper traveled to NTC to observe…

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Local

Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Donates 200 Coats to Homeless

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — During the month of November, the Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club collected more than 200 coats, sweaters and other cold-weather gear during its community coat drive. The club donated the coats to the Desert Manna homeless shelter in Barstow. The coat drive asked members of the Fort Irwin community to…

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