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Soldier Center partners with industry experts to advance exoskeleton technologies

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:00am
David Audet, chief of the Mission Equipment & Systems Branch in the Soldier Performance Optimization Directorate, at the Research, Development and Engineering Command's Soldier Center in Natick, Massachusetts, is gearing up his team for the next User Touch Point activities to explore exoskeleton options later this month.

Army looks at more advanced exoskeleton technologies, options

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:00am
David Audet, chief of the Mission Equipment & Systems Branch in the Soldier Performance Optimization Directorate, at the Research, Development and Engineering Command's Soldier Center in Natick, Massachusetts, is gearing up his team for the next User Touch Point activities to explore exoskeleton options later this month.

Animal Care Specialist faces strong competition, takes second place

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00am
Staff Sgt. Crystal Pittman, Animal Care Specialist and noncommissioned officer in charge of the Aviano Veterinary Treatment Facility, Aviano, Italy, recently competed in the Italian Open National Weightlifting Championship and took home the second place title.

Digital upgrades, new cockpit latest in Black Hawk improvements

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00am
In keeping with technological advancements and modernization, a Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) Induction ceremony was held January 9 to mark the beginning of the newest upgrades to the UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter.

Battalion uses innovative technology to promote fitness, resiliency

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00am
As the Army transitions to the Army Combat Fitness Test to assess Soldier fitness levels, the Maryland Army National Guard's 629th Military Intelligence Battalion has embraced a program designed to enhance individual physical fitness routines while preparing for the new test.

Brigade withstands training crucible, gears up for rotation

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00am
As the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) goes through its paces at the crucible known as the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, the goal is to prepare Soldiers to handle situations that might - or will - arise during their deployment to Afghanistan later this year.

Multinational exercise encourages Soldiers to take on new roles, challenges

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:00am
U.S. Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division along with more than 5,500 service members from 16 nations participated in the first phase of Combined Resolve XI at the Joint Multinational Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 26-Dec.14, 2018.

National Guard program emphasizes women's role in peace, security

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00am
The Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program hosted an international exchange of experts in January that focused on the inclusion of women in peace and security efforts and resulted in significant progress on a draft United Nations national action plan for the Kingdom of Tonga.

Wounded Warriors rely on music, camaraderie to heal

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00am
Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Unit, Fort Drum, New York have had their share of challenges and are using music to help them on their road to recovery. Soldiers at the WTU have started a weekly guitar group that provides them with many positive aides to their recovery.

In the heart of the jungle, Army helps thwart illegal trafficking networks

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00am
The 1-228th Avn. Regt. Chinook crews provided air transportation assistance from Jan. 4-12 for the first phase of the operation, named "Darien Lift."

Digital environment teaches Soldiers lessons of modern battlefield

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00am
The U.S. Army Engineer School combined forces with the U.S. Army Military Police School and presented a virtual staff ride overview brief Tuesday at Fort Leonard Wood's Digital Training Facility. The objective of the brief was to discuss the future utilization of Large-Scale Combat Operations VSRs, such as the newly developed World War II Stalingrad and Korean War Chipyong-ni VSR.

Army welcomes first female CSM at Human Resources Command

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00am
Command Sgt. Maj. Lynice Thorpe-Noel assumed responsibility of the Army's Human Resources Command (HRC) Thursday, as its first female senior enlisted advisor. During a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Jason T. Evans, HRC commanding general, held on Fort Knox, Jan. 17, Command Sgt. Maj. Wardell Jefferson officially relinquished his duties to Thorpe-Noel.

AI could be game-changer for combat, says acquisition chief

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00am
The Army is looking at artificial intelligence to increase lethality, and Dr. Bruce Jette said the key to A.I. is keeping a proper level of decision-making in the hands of Soldiers.

King's teachings inspire general to be a better leader, person

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:00am
Growing up in the segregated south, Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee recalled his first experience with racism many African-American children faced at the time. While he would go on to encounter other acts of discrimination, this one hurt the most, he said.

Army recruiter runs towards gunfire, saves mall shooting victims

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00am
Savannah VanHook celebrated her fourth birthday Jan. 13, 2019, by visiting Claire's at the Fashion Place mall, Murray, Utah, with her parents to pierce her ears -- something she's been asking her mother and father for over five months. It stung, but she seemed proud of her freshly-pierced ears. The family headed to the food court when something entirely different pierced her ears: The sound of four gunshots ringing throughout the mall.

Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00am
Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

Army gains in readiness are just the beginning, chief of staff says

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00am
Full manning at operational units, fewer nondeployable Soldiers, and a boost in training across the Army are all on the horizon to ensure the force is ready to fight, the Army's top officer said Wednesday.

Army Reserve commanding general, Soldiers participate in ACFT pilot program

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00am
Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, chief of Army Reserve and commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and United States Army Reserve Soldiers from multiple units participated in the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) Pilot Program, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Austin Armed Forces Reserve Center in Austin, Texas.

New email survey aims to gauge Army housing quality

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00am
Residents of Family housing owned and leased by the Army can again rate the quality of their housing and housing services.

'Therapy on ice' helps vets heal, give back to community

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:00am
Members of the Capital Beltway Warriors hockey team help each other cope with injuries and stress while donating countless hours to other community organizations.

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