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USS Vandegrift Departs San Diego for Deployment

US Navy News - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:52pm
The Oliver Hazard Perry—class guided—missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) departed Naval Base San Diego for an independent deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, May 9.

New tactical app helps reduce Unit Task Reorganization burden

US Army - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army is set to evaluate a new tactical app that could reduce a process that now requires several days and even weeks to plan and execute, down to three clicks and three minutes.

Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

US Army - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:00pm
Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation window.

Navy Offers Sailors Limited Opportunity to Volunteer for Early Separation

US Navy News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:44pm
Due to the excellent retention and outstanding recruiting success, the Navy is reinstating the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP), according to a message released May 8.

Sailors Reminded to Verify PRIMS Data

US Navy News - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 9:27am
With many semi—annual Physical Fitness Assessments (PFA) coming to an end, Navy officials remind Sailors to verify their results in the Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS).

Special Operations Command leads development of 'Iron Man' suit

US Army - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:00pm
The U.S. Special Operations Command is using unprecedented outreach and collaboration to develop something special with revolutionary capabilities.

Apache-UAV teaming combines 'best capabilities of man, machine'

US Army - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:00pm
Apache helicopters, teamed with Gray Eagle and Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles, are a winning combo, according to a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command official.

Pocket guide spells out specifics of clothing allowance

US Army - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:00pm
For the first time ever, a handy pocket guide for Soldiers is now available to explain the specifics of their annual Clothing Replacement Allowance.

Vice chief, wife named recipients of Easter Seals Advocacy Awards

US Army - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:00pm
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell and his wife, Ann, were honored May 6, 2014, as recipients of the 2014 Advocacy Award by the chapter of the Easter Seals organization which serves the national capital region.

Army's testing of foreign mine boots yields valuable data, officials say

US Army - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:00pm
A team from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has leveraged its international reach to identify, research and test a mine-protective boot for American Soldiers. RDECOM's International Technology Center-Latin America initiated the search.

Amputee Soldier set to attend Ranger School

US Army - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:00pm
When 1st Lt. David Brunett lost his leg after an improvised explosive device explosion in Afghanistan three years ago it permanently changed his physical appearance, but never changed his mind about going to Ranger School.

Aviators eager to witness birth of Future Vertical Lift aircraft

US Army - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:00pm
Pilots want to fly it, mechanics want to maintain it, but no one knows for sure what the Future Vertical Lift aircraft will look like or what its characteristics will be once it cracks its shell and hatches.

Army, industry partner to enhance network standards, security, simplicity

US Army - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
From an iTunes-like electronic marketplace for downloading security algorithms to network enclaves the size of a suitcase, the Army is joining with government and industry partners to advance communications technologies that support an expeditionary force.

New manual to shift Army aviation focus to air-ground

US Army - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
A completely re-written field manual for Army aviation, now in development, will be published in about a year. Field Manual 3-04 will reflect a strategic shift to air-ground operations.

Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes fitness, resiliency

US Army - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Army installations world-wide are banding together for the 4th annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign in recognition of "National Physical Fitness and Sports Month" during the month of May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. promotes physical fitness, nutrition, optimal health, and resilience by focusing on Balance, Activity, Nutrition, Determination, and Strength -- forming the acronym B.A.N.D.S.

President honors Army public servant for strides in Soldier protection

US Army - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Dr. Ronald Polcawich, with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, was congratulated by President Barack Obama for his Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, at the White House, April 14, 2014.

Army aviation soaring high despite plummeting budget

US Army - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Army aviation's funding is down to bare bones, but its portfolios make up the largest portion of the Army's RDA budget, said the service's top research, development and acquisition official.

Mortar packaging improvements save time, money

US Army - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (May 7, 2014) -- Picatinny engineers have devised improvements to the packaging of 60 mm smoke and illumination mortars that will save the Army money and allow Soldiers quicker access to the rounds during battles.

Vice chief: Army aviation needs its innovators to stay

US Army - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Despite a shrinking budget and drawdown, Army aviation needs to retain its most valuable resource -- its bold and innovative Soldiers, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

CNO Explains Navy's Compensation Reform at Congressional Hearing

US Navy News - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 8:19pm
WASHINGTON (May 6, 2014) — Chief of Naval Operations testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) encouraging Congress to accept and implement the Department of Defense budget proposal recommendation to slow growth of service members' pay and compensation.