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Army completes autonomous micro-robotics research program

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00am
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Researchers from industry and universities across the nation have rallied around a collaborative technology alliance with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory since 2008. A research program called Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology, or MAST, came to its conclusion during a capstone event of presentations and demonstrations from Aug. 22 - 24 of both ground and air micro-robots.

Texas Guardsmen assist, rescue fellow citizens as Harvey causes catastrophic flooding

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00am
HOUSTON -- Weather forecasters report that the remnants of Hurricane Harvey are causing "catastrophic flooding" in Southeastern Texas, as 3,000 Texas State Guard and Texas National Guardsmen have now been called up to help their fellow citizens, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said during a news conference in Austin, Texas yesterday.

84th Engineers train for hybrid threats

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00am
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Defeating a hybrid threat is considered the greatest challenge for the Army of the future. Throughout the month of August, Soldiers from the 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command executed a field training exercise modeled after such a real-world scenario.

Female Soldiers making more strides in combat career fields

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
The Army reached a number of milestones over the past two years as it continued service-wide integration of female Soldiers into combat career fields. More than 2,220 women are now serving in combat occupational specialties.

USASMA celebrates Fellowship graduation

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
Following in the footsteps of the inaugural class, the 20 students of Cohort #2 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Fellowship Program, were awarded their Master's Degree in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education from The Pennsylvania State University during ceremonies held August 22, in the Academy's Cooper Lecture Center.

Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas; Guard members mobilized to assist

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Corpus Christi late Friday, bringing fierce winds and heavy rain. About 900 members of the Texas Army National Guard were positioned throughout the state ahead of the storm at the request of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Texas National Guard mobilizes ahead of Hurricane Harvey's landfall

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
AUSTIN, Texas -- At the request of Gov. Greg Abbott through the Texas Division of Emergency Management, about 700 members of the Texas Army National Guard and Air National Guard and the Texas State Guard with the Texas Military have been activated and are pre-positioning throughout the state ahead of Hurricane Harvey and its anticipated landfall later today.

Askew named first female African-American First Captain at West Point

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Simone Askew was in elementary school when she attended her first Navy football game. As the Naval Academy midshipmen marched onto the field, Askew asked her mother what it took to lead a formation like that. Little did she know back then that she'd proudly be leading a similar, yet rival contingent just a few years down the line. While the once self-proclaimed "diehard Navy fan" has since changed her Academy allegiance, it's clear that Askew's dedication to service has been embedded since childhood.

Expert Infantryman Badge training benefits individual Soldiers, unit readiness

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For more than 70 years, the Expert Infantryman Badge has served as means of recognizing the professionalism and proficiency of the Army infantryman. Candidates study for weeks before completing a series of 37 grueling tasks comprising four lanes -- weapons, medical, patrol and a culminating exercise that stretches them to their limits, both mentally and physically.

Soldiers hone aerial gunnery skills in Romania

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
CINCU TRAINING AREA, Romania - Soldiers from Bravo Company, 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, hone skills in the first day of a week-long aerial gunnery training, Cincu Training Area, Romania, Aug. 22.

Cavalry Soldiers sustain readiness with maneuver training in Kuwait

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- The rumble of M2A3 Bradley Fighting vehicle tracks and the roar of M1A2 Abrams Main Battle tank engines created a soundtrack that could be heard for miles across the vast desert of the Udairi Range Complex in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The three combined arms battalions of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division conducted company-level situational training exercises here during the months of July and August.

US, South Korean military leaders reinforce alliance

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Top U.S. and South Korean military leaders spoke to reporters yesterday at Osan Air Base near the South Korean capital of Seoul to reinforce the alliance between the two countries and their combined resolve to deter North Korean threats.

'Black Falcons' test advanced modular, all-weather targeting system

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Forward observers, who are experts in directing artillery and mortar fire onto enemy targets, hit the mark in testing a new piece of targeting equipment here recently. "Black Falcon" Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, put their hands on the Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS) -- a modular, portable, hand-held, day/night, all-weather, target observation, location, and designation system.

Army enhances 3-D technology to build structures

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:00am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (Aug. 21, 2017)--The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory in Champaign, Illinois, has successfully three-dimensionally printed a 512 square-foot concrete structure. The structure, called a barracks hut or B-Hut, was printed as a result of a three year Army Program called the "Automated Construction of Expeditionary Structures." It uses an additive manufacturing process to "print" semi-permanent structures in a theater of operation. The ability to use concrete sourced from readily available materials reduces logistical requirements for the U.S. Army.

JETS airdropped at Bragg to test suitability, reliability, survivability

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:00am
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Forward observers, who are experts in directing artillery and mortar fire onto enemy targets, hit the mark in testing a new piece of targeting equipment here recently. "Black Falcon" Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, put their hands on the Joint Effects Targeting System (JETS) -- a modular, portable, hand-held, day/night, all-weather, target observation, location, and designation system.

Lifeline to flight operations: fueling aviation training in the Pacific

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:00am
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Members from the U.S. Army Aviation Battalion Japan and the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) converged on Kadena in early August for a battalion collective training exercise.

West Point Davis Barracks dedication honors Tuskegee Airman

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:00am
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- In 1932, Benjamin O. Davis Jr. entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, only to be silenced by the Corps of Cadets. Eighty-five years later, USMA has payed homage to Davis' legacy with the dedication of the newest, most innovative and eco-friendly barracks in his memory. On August 18, the U.S. Military Academy superintendent, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., along with West Point cadets, staff and faculty, and members of Davis' family, cut the ribbon to the barracks that stands tall above the rest.

How World War I helped give US women the right to vote

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON -- Over one hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, the U.S. Congress voted to declare war on Germany and the nations allied with it. The entry of the United States into the fighting in Europe momentarily slowed the longstanding national campaign to win women's right to vote. Many feminists shelved their activism between 1917 and 1919 to support various relief and war industry efforts.

Aviation Soldiers test their skill and cunning in Falcon's Talon exercise

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:00am
LIEPAJA, Latvia -- Flying low and fast over the countryside, U.S. Army Soldiers of the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, scattered on a mission that would test their skill and cunning while trying to survive in enemy-held territory over four days across Latvia.

Gamers shape future force: Army seeks Soldiers' input through online gaming

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:00am
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. - The U.S. Army is currently seeking Soldiers to provide feedback through online gameplay in order to contribute to the development of the future force. Operation Overmatch is a gaming environment within the Early Synthetic Prototyping effort. It's purpose is to connect Soldiers to inform concept and capability developers, scientists and engineers across the Army.

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