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Refined precision-guided parachutes may be cure-all for overburdened Soldier

Refined precision-guided parachutes may be cure-all for overburdened Soldier

A fully equipped Soldier may carry anywhere from 50 to 120 pounds on his or her back in theater. Refinements to precision-guided parachutes may reduce that load — if the Army can just convince Soldiers it can provide supplies to […]


Army requests another BRAC round in fiscal year 2015

Army requests another BRAC round in fiscal year 2015

The Army’s assistant secretary for Installations, Energy and Environment was back on Capitol Hill along with Defense Department and service counterparts to request another round of base realignment and closure in fiscal year 2015. Katherine Hammack testified before the House […]


AgustaWestland Unveils the AW169 AAS

AgustaWestland Unveils the AW169 AAS

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has officially unveiled the latest generation AW169 AAS military helicopter during a dedicated ceremony held at the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas (April 10th-13th) today. The AW169 […]


In 2014, Soldiers Get 1 Percent Raise, 3.9 Percent Increase In BAH

In 2014, Soldiers Get 1 Percent Raise, 3.9 Percent Increase In BAH

Soldiers will see a one percent pay raise in 2014. Their untaxed paycheck will also benefit from a 3.9 percent increase in basic allowance for housing and a 3.4 percent increase in basic allowance for subsistence as well. The Army […]


Funding for mental health research yielding results

Funding for mental health research yielding results

Research advances in mental health and care provided for Soldiers is light years ahead of what it was during the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the director of Army Medical Command told Congress. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. […]


Army assures commercial mobile devices are secure

Army assures commercial mobile devices are secure

The Army agrees with the recently released DOD Inspector General report that found two Army organizations did not follow policies for tracking and configuring commercial mobile devices using the Android, Apple iOS, and Windows operating systems between October 2010 and […]


Army developing models for most survivable combat vehicle

Army developing models for most survivable combat vehicle

In order to protect Soldiers’ lives, military vehicles in combat must be capable of surviving severe hostile fires. When hit with large hostile fire weapons, internally stowed ammunition may react resulting in catastrophic loss of life and system. The U.S. […]


Army’s synchronized approach to fielding complex C4ISR capabilities takes burden off Soldiers

Army’s synchronized approach to fielding complex C4ISR capabilities takes burden off Soldiers

For Army units, fielding and resetting sophisticated mission command and situational awareness equipment is an intricate process. The interdependent capabilities include state-of-the-art communications systems, the network and all the enablers, which require training to take place in a logical order. […]


Soldiers to get safer artillery rounds

Soldiers to get safer artillery rounds

Beginning March 2014, the Army will take delivery of new artillery rounds which will be safer, but which will also deliver the same performance as those currently used, said an engineer who has tested them. “Cost, performance and IM” were […]


 
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