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Rapid Equipping Force moves under TRADOC

Rapid Equipping Force moves under TRADOC

The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, created in 2002 to more quickly meet the materiel needs of commanders operating in Afghanistan, was officially transferred, Jan. 30, to the Army Training and Doctrine Command, also known as TRADOC. Lt. Gen. […]

US Army Requests $126Bn for FY2016 Budget

US Army Requests $126Bn for FY2016 Budget

Included within the $126.5 billion the Army has asked for in its fiscal 2016 base annual budget, is some $230 million for professional military education for Soldiers. The request represents an increase of about 21 percent over the $190 million […]

Natick designs new rucksack for paratroopers

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division approached Rich Landry of the Natick Soldier Systems Center to design a rucksack specifically for them. The new MOLLE 4000 is designed to carry everything paratroopers need while fitting inside the crowded confines of an aircraft.

He used to be one of them, so when paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division asked Rich Landry to design a rucksack to meet their needs, he was thrilled. “That’s my past,” Landry said. “This … is my favorite kind […]

Army equips Stryker unit with new communications technology

Strykers in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/2nd Infantry Division, or 2/2 SBCT, are being retrofitted with the Army's new tactical communications network, increasing Soldiers' ability to communicate over greater distances, share mission data and maintain situational awareness.

The Army’s Stryker vehicle, designed to quickly move Soldiers into a combat zone, is swift and mobile. Now its communications equipment will be, too. Strykers in the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/2nd Infantry Division, also known as 2/2 SBCT, are […]

Improved US Army system, training to increase vigilance

Vigilant Pursuit provides dedicated tactical pursuit vehicle-mounted and dismounted assets that utilize cutting-edge technologies, enabling Signal Intelligence, or SIGINT, and Human Intelligence, or HUMINT, Soldiers to cross-tip and cross-cue timely intelligence to more rapidly and accurately identify high-value targets.

Soldiers of an Army research center have worked to improve training for fellow Soldiers on a quick-reaction intelligence capability that better supports the system in the field and potentially reduces reliance on reach-back and in-field contractor support. Non-commissioned officers from […]

US Army, industry partners prep Soldiers for jobs

"I can't think of any profession or organization that would not benefit from the values our veterans embody," said Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, deputy chief of staff G-1, who spoke during a Pentagon ceremony, Jan. 21, 2015, welcoming ABF Freight, a large trucking firm, and the Teamsters Military Assistance Program to Fort Sill, Oklahoma's Industrial Training Center. Photo by: David Vergun

A new program is training Soldiers to drive commercial trucks when they transition out of the Army. A Pentagon ceremony recognized a partnership between the Industrial Training Center at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the Teamsters Military Assistance Program and ABF Freight […]

Army shaping Soldiers as best weapon for future

Army shaping Soldiers as best weapon for future

Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, Army Combined Arms Center, or CAC, commanding general, visited Fort Sill, Jan. 20, to discuss the Army’s greatest asset — its Soldiers — and how the “human dimension” is vital to combating current and future conflicts. […]

Army takes next step to merge C2, intelligence traffic onto WIN-T

Network Transport Convergence describes the merging of C2, intelligence, logistics and medical systems onto a common network architecture. The Army is taking a closer look at merging this traffic onto WIN-T. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo, Amy Walker, PEO C3T)

The Army’s science and technology and acquisition communities have teamed with the Army G-3/5/7, G2 and Cyber Command to provide senior leaders a closer look into converging operational and intelligence traffic onto the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, or WIN-T, transport. Network […]

Army Releases RFP for Competitive Radio Marketplace

Capt. Jonathan Page, a troop commander with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), uses a rifleman radio and nett warrior end user device, at Nangalam Base, Afghanistan, in 2013. After fielding initial rifleman radios as part of the Capability Set 13 and 14 communications suite, the Army is moving forward to procure additional radios through full and open competition. Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class E. L. Craig, Task Force Patriot PAO

The U.S. Army has released a request for proposals, or RFPs, to procure additional rifleman radios using full and open competition. The RFP, which was posted Jan. 5 to the Federal Business Opportunities website, moves the Army toward full-rate production, […]

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