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DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

DoD warns troops, families to be cyber-crime smart

The Department of Defense, or DoD, employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, the department’s chief information officer said. Terry A. Halvorsen […]


First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

An RQ-7B Shadow v2 prepares to launch.

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory […]


Army Europe air defense unit deploys to Poland for exercise

A column of military vehicles carrying a Patriot missile system, from Delta Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, arrives for a training exercise at Sochaczew, Poland, March 18, 2015.

A Patriot missile battery from U.S. Army Europe’s 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, or AAMDC, began arriving here, March 18, after a 1,200-kilometer tactical road movement, as part of a combined air and missile defense exercise with its […]


Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, US Army says

Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, US Army says

Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout, or AAS, aircraft – a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa – an Army leader told Congress there is still a valid need for that type of aircraft. During a March 19 […]


US Army’s largest technical library collaborates to define its future

James Lackey, Redstone Scientific Information Center chairman and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center director, and board members reviewed near-term actions as well as far-term strategic plans during Board of Directors meeting held Mar. 11 at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

The board of directors for the largest science and technology library in the Army met March 11 at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC. Redstone Scientific Information Center, or RSIC, is a unique, […]


Combat rations database allows Soldiers to learn about meals, ready-to-eat nutrition

A Soldier digs into a First Strike Ration in the mountains of Afghanistan. Nutritional information about the First Strike Ration and other individual rations is now available at the online combat rations database.

When Soldiers rip open meals, ready-to-eat, also known as MRE, in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition. However, that does not mean nutrition is not important. The […]


US Army researching uniforms that automatically decontaminate

Chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, of the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., inserts a swatch of fabric into a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. The swatch of uniform fabric has been treated with chemicals that can break down chemical warfare agents. The spectrometer is used to determine what those chemical warfare agents are broken down into when they come in contact with the fabric treatment.

One day, Soldiers may wear uniforms and chemical protective suits that decontaminate themselves and are cool enough to wear for extended periods. Researchers, such as chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, at the Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, or ECBC, on Aberdeen […]


US Army Chief: Readiness Degraded To Historically Low Levels

US Army Chief: Readiness Degraded To Historically Low Levels

Unrelenting budget constraints have degraded Army readiness and modernization to historically low levels, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told a Senate panel here today. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee alongside Army Secretary John M. McHugh, […]


Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

A behavioral health specialist aims his weapon during a demonstration provided by Maj. (Dr.) Michael Valdovinos to show how Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy can be be used to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by recreating the look, sounds and smells of a deployed environment.

If you think you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, a new form of help is available at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, or LRMC, where they can recreate the look, sounds and smell of a deployed environment to […]


 
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