Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country. Sometimes the research inspires commercial companies to do additional research and expand on certain aspects to develop products of their own.
The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched a new social media platform Jan. 27, 2014, called ArmyFit, for Soldiers, their families and Army civilians.
The Canadian Army has enlisted the help of Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., engineers to evaluate the life-span of their World War II-era C3 Howitzer.
France and the U.S. solidified a partnership to combat terrorism and quell sectarian violence across the southern reaches of the Sahara. The French-American cooperation put renewed emphasis on the role of U.S. Africa Command.
The Surface Navy Association (SNA) presented its annual Literary award at the SNA National Symposium in Washington, D.C., Jan. 14—16, 2014.
The Navy's newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Coronado (LCS 4), departed from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 27, en route to her commissioning site in Coronado, Calif.
U.S. Navy joint, high—speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Rota, Spain, Jan. 27, the first port visit in its maiden deployment.
Amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9), departed Sasebo, Japan for deployment in 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility Jan. 27.
U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program brakeman Capt. Chris Fogt, former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsled driver Steven Holcomb, as well as Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton, won the 2013-14 World Cup season finale in four-man bobsled, Jan. 26 in Koenigssee, Germany. The victory gave the "Night Train 2" team added confidence heading to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7-23, in Sochi, Russia.
The Sapper Leader Course is an engineer specific 28-day course designed to turn Soldiers into Sapper leaders. During the challenging course, Soldiers are transformed into elite combat engineers by becoming experts in specific engineer tasks, infantry skills, mountaineering, airborne and air assault operations.
Army leaders discussed budget issues, challenges of transition, Army future, and health of the force with veterans' service organizations and military service organizations, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Pentagon.
The Army's Performance Triad program -- which aims to increase Soldier performance through an increased emphasis on adequate sleep, physical activity, and proper nutrition -- is showing signs of success in part because responsibility for its implementation has been pushed to the lowest level of command.
Officers looking for challenges beyond their military training might want to consider applying for some civilian education opportunities. There are four scholarships and fellowships within the Broadening Opportunity Program. The deadline for application for each is Feb. 28, 2014.
Nine Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program are members of the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete or coach at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, scheduled for Feb. 7-24, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. The United States Olympic Committee officially announced the team Jan. 27, 2014.
Soldiers from the 389th Engineer Company, stationed in Middletown, Iowa, along with Navy Seabees and Air Force engineers, worked with the Southwest Indian Foundation in Gallup, N.M., this September, to provide homes for the Navajo Nation.