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Medal of Honor awarded to Capt. Gary M. Rose for actions in Laos

10-24-2017

President Donald J. Trump places the Medal of Honor around the neck of Capt. Mike Rose, during an Oct. 23, 2017 ceremony at the White House, in Washington, D.C.



Army looking into unmanned medevac, medical resupply

10-13-2017

Researchers at the Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are using the DP-14 "Heavy Fuel Tandem Helicopter" as a test bed to develop the concepts that may one day be used to provide medical supply delivery and medical evacuation capabilities using an unmanned aerial system.



Army Chief of Staff urges Soldiers to take responsibility for unit, individual readiness

10-11-2017

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke Oct. 10 during the Eisenhower Luncheon, part of the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition. During the luncheon, Milley discussed Army advances in readiness.



Army's planned modernization command supports DOD's primary lines of effort

10-10-2017

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley and Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy address media during a press conference following the opening ceremony of the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition Oct. 9, 2017.



Making better dummies to save lives

10-10-2017

Medical training dummies such as this one, at Army Research Laboratory-Orlando, help train Soldier medics across the Army on how to save lives while on the battlefield. Such medical training equipment must mimic the behavior of the human body as closely as possible in order to provide Soldiers the best training. Researchers at ARL-Orlando are working to identify the artificial materials that most-closely mirror the behavior of actual human tissue so that such medical training devices can provide for Soldiers the best training experience possible.

Emily Stern, a college student who interned at Army Research Laboratory-Orlando over the summer, loads a sample into a testing apparatus.

At Army Research Laboratory-Orlando, a testing apparatus slows stretches a sample of man-made material to evaluate its breaking point. Later, information from the test will be used to determine the material's suitability to act as an analog for human tissue in medical training devices.



Augmented reality soon possible for MK-19 training

08-17-2017

Sgt. 1st Class Taikeila Dale uses the Mk-19 simulator, with augmented reality head-mounted display, while visiting Army Research Laboratory-Orlando, in Orlando, Florida.



Army budget request asks for raise in Soldier pay, housing, subsistence

05-30-2017

If Congress approves what was asked for in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget request, Soldiers can expect to see a bump in their paycheck come January.



Caregivers mark National Nurses Week with wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

05-10-2017

Navy Capt. Deborah Roy, deputy chief of nurses for the Navy; Air Force Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the deputy surgeon general for the Air Force and chief of the Air Force Nursing Corps; Col. Sandra McNaughton, the senior nurse executive at the Army's Office of the Surgeon General; and Air Force Col. Deedra Zabokrtsky, director of Air Force Nursing, participated in laying a wreath at the Nurse's Memorial in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery, May 8, 2017, as part of National Nurses Week.

Several military nurses participated in laying a wreath at the Nurse's Memorial in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery, May 8, 2017, as part of National Nurses Week.



Future warfare requires 'disciplined disobedience,' Army chief says

05-05-2017

Dr. Nora Bensahel, of the Atlantic Council, met with Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, May 4, 2017 at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C., as part of the council's "Commanders Series."



With no bullets, Mobile High-Energy Laser shoots drones from sky

04-13-2017

This Mobile High-Energy Laser-equipped Stryker was evaluated, April 12, during the 2017 Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The MEHEL can shoot a drone out of the sky using a 5kW laser.

Spc. Brandon Sallaway, a fire support specialist and forward observer from Fort Carson, Colo., points to a sticker on the side of the Mobile High-Energy Laser-equipped Stryker he helped evaluate, April 12, at the 2017 Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at Fort Sill, Okla. The stickers represent the number of drones the MEHEL has shot out of the sky using a 5kW laser. Sallaway was the first Soldier to actually use the MEHEL to take down a target.

This unmanned aerial vehicle is one of many that were destroyed by the 5kW laser aboard the Mobile High-Energy Laser-equipped Stryker that was evaluated during the 2017 Maneuver Fires Integrated Experiment at Fort Sill, Okla. The MFIX ran, April 3 through 13.



Army marks centennial of U.S. entering World War I

04-06-2017

World War I re-enactors, or living historians, Todd Rambow, on the left, and Luke Clawson, center, talk with DOD civilians at an information booth set up, April 6, 2017, at the Pentagon. The booth was staffed by the Center for Military History on the 100th anniversary of the United States entering into World War I. It featured relics and weapons that will be displayed at the National Museum of the Army, which is now under construction.



Stryker teams proving value of simulation

03-21-2017

Soldiers with Bronco Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, train in a Stryker Virtual Collective Trainer, March 6-7 at the Mission Training Complex on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

A Soldier with Bronco Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, trains in a Stryker Virtual Collective Trainer, March 6-7 at the Mission Training Complex on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.



New Soldier armor weighs less, offers more options

03-16-2017

The Torso and Extremity Protection System" or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight from the IOTV, and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission.



New Army jungle wear gives trench foot the boot

03-06-2017

The Army Jungle Combat Boot, under development now, features a low-height heel to prevent snags on things like vines in a jungle environment; additional drainage holes to let water out if it becomes completely soaked, speed laces so that Soldiers can don and doff the boots more quickly, a redesigned upper to make the boots less tight when they are new, an insert that helps improve water drainage, a lining that helps the boot breath better and dry faster; a ballistic fabric-like layer under a Soldier's foot to help prevent punctures, and a foam layer between the rubber sole and the upper to provide greater shock absorbing capability. The JCB will be issued this spring and summer to two full brigade combat teams in Hawaii, part of the 25th Infantry Division, for evaluation.



Dailey calls for recruiting from 'entire nation,' improved training opportunities

02-17-2017

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, left, discussed Army topics with now-retired Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, Feb. 14, 2017, at a morning breakfast discussion hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army in Arlington, Va. The two discussed, among other things, recruiting, the Army budget and the Army presence in Europe.



National Guard Soldiers keep the peace during inauguration

01-23-2017

Sgt. William S. Taylor, with the Tennessee National Guard, participated in presence patrols, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Metro Center subway station in Washington, D.C., as part of inaugural support activities in the nation's capital.

Pfc. Kevie C. Davis and Pfc. Destinee M. Chambers, both with the Tennessee National Guard, participated in presence patrols, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Metro Center subway station in Washington, D.C., as part of inaugural support activities in the nation's capital.




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