Army & Land Forces News

Innovative system links US Army networks with allies, agencies

Joe Marinich, participating in the Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 24, 2015, uses a Multimedia Gateway to allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to communicate with various Army National Guard units and the Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

An orchestra sounds better if everyone’s on the same sheet of music. Having everyone on the same sheet of music also applies to all participants in a military operation or homeland security emergency response. Trouble is, the Department of Defense, […]

US Army scientists test fabric for new warfighter uniforms

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center researchers are part of a team looking to design a new warfighter uniform, which will decrease thermal burden to the warfighter while maintaining the same or better protection against chemical agents.

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency is leading an effort to design a new warfighter uniform – with added protection against chemical warfare agents encountered in the field. Army scientists are using both standard and new methods to test fabrics, which […]

US Marines, Sailors Participate In A Mass Heat Casualty Exercise

Marines and Sailors participate in a mass heat casualty exercise in support of ITX 4-15

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS: Halfway into a 109-degree day, without a cloud in the sky and nothing but sand as far as the eye could see, a small number of Marines and sailors were prepared to […]

Despite Aging Design, BTR-80 Remains A Ubiquitous Warhorse

Bumerang APC

On May 9, 2015, at the annual Victory Day parade in Moscow, the Russian military formally unveiled the first prototype models of its long-gestating Bumerang 8×8 wheeled armored vehicle platform. The Bumerang’s completely revamped hull configuration and emphasis on modular […]

Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle Enters Bundeswehr Service

Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)

Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) formally handed over the Puma infantry fighting vehicle to the German Bundeswehr today, the most advanced system of its kind anywhere. One of the world’s most ambitious projects in the field of army technology thus […]

US Army team gets all gold during DOD Warrior Games archery

Army veteran Sgt. Sean Hook took home two gold medals in recurve bow archery at the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va., June 22, 2015.

Army fans were all aquiver when scores were finally announced at the archery competition during the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games here, June 22. Current and veteran Soldiers took home every gold medal, which was up for grabs. Military […]

First US Army-designed exercise replicates combat training center rotation

A First Army observer coach/trainer, right, and an officer with the Vermont Army National Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team observe action during multi-echelon integrated brigade training on Fort Drum, N.Y., June 16, 2015.

Helping to ensure select Army National Guard units maintain readiness before deploying was the focus of the multi-echelon integrated brigade training, or MIBT, event held here, June 13-26. This was the first MIBT, which addresses the training needs of National […]

3rd CAB Pilots Warm Up with Hellfire

An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter loaded with Hellfire missiles is given its final checks before conducting a remote Hellfire missile engagement at the Multi-Purpose Range Complex on Fort Stewart June 20. The aircraft and pilots engaged a target which was laser designated by a MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Alfred Camacho, 3rd CAB UPAR)

The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted manned and unmanned teaming (MUM-T) between the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter pilots and the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system for a remote Hellfire missile engagement at the Multi-Purpose Range Complex on Fort Stewart […]

Abrams tanks head to Bulgaria

An Abrams M1A2 Main Battle Tank is offloaded from a cargo truck, June 18, 2015, and is soon loaded into an Air Force C17 Globemaster III aircraft, which is headed to Bulgaria.

The first of two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks is headed to Bulgaria to continue and expand the multi-dimensional multinational Operation Atlantic Resolve training in Eastern Europe led by U.S. Army Europe. The heavily armored tank, weighing nearly 70 tons, […]

US Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

Soldiers helocast into Lake of the Ozarks during the U.S. Army Sapper Leaders Course at Osage Beach, Mo. Female enlisted Soldiers can now become combat engineers.

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted Soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27. The June 16 directive from Army Secretary John M. McHugh makes available 20,563 additional positions for […]

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