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Mayor of New York City Hosts Fleet Week Welcome Event

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 8:55pm
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a breakfast and press conference honoring Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen at Gracie Mansion, May 22.

Enhance Your Career Through Conversion

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:41pm
Looking to maximize your Navy career? Conversion programs allow Sailors to make a major job change and potentially have better opportunities for advancement.

USS Vella Gulf to Enter Black Sea

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 1:13pm
The Ticonderoga—class guided—missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) will enter the Black Sea Friday, May 23, to promote peace and stability in the region.

Ships Sail into New York Harbor, kicking off Fleet Week New York 2014

US Navy News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:21pm
Two U.S. Navy ships, the guided—missile destroyers USS Cole (DDG 67) and USS McFaul (DDG 74) cruised through the New York Harbor, kicking off 2014 Fleet Week New York, May 21.

Insect-inspired technology to extend situational awareness

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Soldiers' missions frequently lead them to locations where they must assess the status of structures, and where the presence of threats is not immediately known or easily detectable.

Army, NASA, university collaboration promotes additive manufacturing

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Additive manufacturing is changing the way organizations design and manufacture products around the world.

Beefier carbines en route to Soldiers

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
A thicker barrel will efficiently dissipate heat in the new M4-A1 carbine, should a Soldier need to flip the selector to auto, according to Soldiers overseeing the new configuration now being added to the M4.

China-U.S. cooperating on natural disaster mitigation, says top Army engineer

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cooperating with China on a number of fronts involving areas of mutual interest, such as storm and earthquake mitigation, according to the USACE commander.

NATO forces train for multinational future during Combined Resolve II

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
Multinational military exercise Combined Resolve II, being conducted at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr Training Areas, Germany, from May 15 to June 30, 2014, with more than 4,000 participants, includes military personnel from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S.

Researchers enable next generation of Army's construction simulation

US Army - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:00pm
U.S. Army researchers are developing technologies to enable the next generation of simulators for training uniformed construction and combat engineers.

Navy Bands kick—off 2014 Fleet Week New York festivities

US Navy News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:07pm
The Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble and the U.S. Fleet Forces Band kicked—off Fleet Week New York with a free concert in Bryant Park, May 20, featuring a wide variety of musical styles including traditional concert band literature, pop, Jazz and patriotic favorites.

Transportation Chief: Atrophied deployment skills must be bolstered

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
The Army has been at war for nearly 13 years now in Afghanistan. And while many units have deployed, some multiple times, Army leaders say units may be lacking the pre-deployment readiness skills that will be necessary for future operations.

SecArmy: Land Command making advancements for NATO

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
During a visit to Turkey, Secretary of the Army John McHugh reinforced U.S. commitment to NATO's Allied Land Command, and received briefings from its leadership on progress made since the command was formed in 2012.

Tail as important as tooth in combat, says top logistician

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
"I truly understand we want the pointy end of the spear and a lot of trigger pullers; but just saying 'reduce the tail, reduce the tail,'" is a risky proposition, said Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, deputy chief of staff, G-4, referring to the "tooth-to-tail" ratio.

U.S. team victorious at international marksmanship competition

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
For the first time in 20 years, American marksmen won bragging rights at Monte Kali International Shooting Competition, Europe's premiere inter-military shooting event.

Battle Lab assessing smartphone technology

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Soon, seeing what's around a corner or in a building could be as easy as the touch of a button on a smart phone for Soldiers on the small-unit level.

Army crowns top tank crew

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Fort Benning's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, beat out 16 other tank crews May 15, 2014, to win the second biennial Sullivan Cup competition on Harmony Church, at Fort Benning, Ga.

Army develops smoke screens for future battles

US Army - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:00pm
The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict.

Center for Service Support Encourages Safety, Smart Choices During Memorial Day Weekend

US Navy News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:32pm
Center for Service Support (CSS) is urging Sailors, Department of the Navy (DoN) civilians and their families to be safe this Memorial Day weekend.

CNP Talks Stability and Sea Duty in Sasebo

US Navy News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:46am
The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) visited forward deployed fleet units in Sasebo, Japan to meet with Sailors and families May 19 and 20.