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Female Soldiers pass initial test, prepare for rigors of Ranger course

Potential male and female Ranger course students run in formation during the Ranger Training Assessment Course at Fort Benning, Ga., Jan. 24, 2015.

Five female Soldiers out of 26 Service members graduated from the first-ever, gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Course, or RTAC, which qualifies them to go on to the Army’s Ranger course, beginning in late April. The training is a pre-Ranger course […]


US Army needs increased innovation to retain overmatch advantage

US Army needs increased innovation to retain overmatch advantage

The Army has seen recent innovations in how it operates — from Pacific Pathways and network experimentation to greater interoperability with European partners. But the pace of innovations needs to pick up if the Army and the joint force are […]


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 […]


US cyber defenders open source code in new GitHub project

US cyber defenders open source code in new GitHub project

US Army cyber defenders released code to help detect and understand cyber attacks. The forensic analysis code called Dshell has been used, for nearly five years, as a framework to help the U.S. Army understand the events of compromises of […]


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 […]


US Army identifies Soldiers for new Cyber Branch

US Army identifies Soldiers for new Cyber Branch

Shortly after the secretary of the Army made Cyber a branch in September 2014, a Cyber Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program was announced, asking for applications from active-duty officers, second lieutenant through colonel. “The response was overwhelming,” said Lt. Col. Tim […]


US Army Helicopter Pilots Train with UAS Operators

US Army Helicopter Pilots Train with UAS Operators

A new course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, will pair up Air Cavalry leaders with the operators of unmanned aerial systems. The Aviation Reconnaissance Course, scheduled to launch this spring, was discussed at the Association of the U.S. Army’s “Hot Topics” […]


 
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