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Army Seeks Inexpensive, Lightweight, Reliable Battery

The Army’s Advanced Automotive Battery Initiative is searching for the “holy grail” of power technology: an inexpensive, lightweight and reliable battery.“Collaboration is very important, in my opinion,” Sonja Gargies, energy storage team leader for the Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, told listeners during an “Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military” webcast May 6 on Pentagon Web Radio.

Australia to Beef Up Military as Regional Defense Dynamics Shift

Australia plans an overhaul of its armed forces in preparation for a more volatile Asia-Pacific region caused by the United States' fading dominance and China's rise.

Health Officials Discourage Aspirin Use by Troops in Combat Zones

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2009 – The Defense Department is directing servicemembers and government civilians deployed in overseas war zones to refrain from taking aspirin unless under a doctor’s orders, a senior military physician said here today.“Aspirin use for reasons other than medical indications is discouraged,” said Army Col.

KILL BIN LADEN

DELTA CHASES BIN LADEN IN TORA BORA

LISTEN TO THE GITMO FIVE

WE ARE TERRORISTS TO THE BONE

As White House staffer Jane Austen put it to Sen. Darcy: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single terrorist in possession of a good bomb must be in want of patient understanding.”

NEED SOMETHING?

While the troops on the front lines in Afghanistan deserve all the praise and kudos for putting it on the line against the Taliban and al-Qaeda, the bullets, grenades, and firepower needed have to get to them. At Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan, seventeen Airmen have been aiding the troops on the front lines. – Ed.

 

IRAQI NCOS TAKE OVER RIFLE TRAINING

MAKING OF A SOLDIER

Every soldier must be competent with his rifle, and Iraqi noncommissioned officers must be able to instill this competency in their soldiers.

9-11 MASTERMIND NABBED!

THE CAPTURE OF AN AL QAEDA CHIEF

TERRORISM SITREP

SOMALIA ISLAMIC EXTREMIST AL-SHEBAB SAVAGES BEHEAD two wounded sheikhs who had been injured by stray bullets during Al-Shebab rebel clash with Ahlu-sunah Wal-jamea warriors. More than 16,000 civilians

“DANIEL BOONE” GOES TO VIETNAM

WHACKED FROM THE TOP OF A COCONUT TREE

Though relatively unknown, the most highly decorated and most accomplished American sniper of the Vietnam War was Staff Sergeant Adelbert F. Waldron of the U.S. Army’s 9th Infantry Division.

THAI–CAMBODIA TEMPLE STANDOFF

CAMBODIAN AND THAI SOLDIERS FACE OFF

SNIPER ONE: SNIPER TEAM UNDER ATTACK IN IRAQ

DESPERATE FOR RELIEF

All in all, by the end of the siege’s second week we were in need – desperate need – of any form of relief.

 

SOF PROVING GROUND: STEINER 15X80 “MILITARY” BINOS GO TO THE HUNT

My history with this pair of 15X80 Steiners begins in 1983, in West Germany, at Franconia Jagd, a very popular hunting store in Wurzburg.

COMMAND GUIDANCE

The challenge issued by a flight attendant during a recent commercial air flight seemed innocuous enough: “Name just one of the five Medal of Honor recipients from the current engagements in Afghanistan or Iraq, and get a free drink coupon.”