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  1. Better boots, lighter uniform headed to Hawaii for field testingRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The United States Army

    Program Executive Office Soldier officials discussed improvements to the hot weather uniform and jungle combat boot programs during a media roundtable event on Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 7, 2017. The 25th Infantry Division is slated to field test the new uniform and boot starting in January.


  2. Fort Carson Soldiers field test new body armorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | The United States Army

    Spc. Hannah Carver-Frey, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear specialist with 10th Chemical Hazardous Response Company, participates in the final round of field-testing for the Modular Scalable Vest during a weeklong series of evaluated tasks at Fort Carson, Colo., Oct. 18, 2017. Once this evaluation is complete, the vest will go into production and is expected to reach Soldiers in the field by summer of next year.


  3. New uniform provides lighter weight without breaking sweatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2017 | The United States Army

    The current Army Combat Uniform top weighs in at about 650 grams, or about 1.4 pounds. It's got a lot of pockets and multiple layers of fabric.


  4. Rugged Alaska terrain sees Field Artillery Soldiers test new laser targeting systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | The United States Army

    Sgt. Richard Martinez and Spec. Nicholas A. Whelan, Soldiers from Battery D, 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, detect, recognize, and identify a target using the Joint Effects Targeting System Target Laser Designation System while wearing chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and enhanced conventional weapons equipment.


  5. Pioneer in military use of nuclear power provides insight on facility to be decommissionedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2017 | The United States Army

    Retired Lt. Gen. Ernest Graves, a pioneer in the history of the military's use of nuclear power for various purposes, discusses his past involvement with the construction and initial operation of the SM-1 nuclear reactor and plant at Fort Belvoir in the 1950s with Brian Hearty, the national program manager at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, for the Army's Deactivated Nuclear Power Plant Program, during a meeting at the US Army Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Agency headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Tuesday September 19, 2017.


  6. Modular handgun to begin fielding before ChristmasRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 | The United States Army

    Come November, the XM17 handgun, also called the "Modular Handgun System," or MHS, will drop the "X," which designates it as "experimental" and will instead be called the M17. At that time, the Army is expected to reach a conditional material release for the MHS, and will issue some 2,000 of the pistols to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.


  7. Soldiers, first responders hone emergency response skill sets in D.C. exerciseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | The United States Army

    Soldiers and civilian first responders from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington participate in Capital Shield 2017 at Lorton Youth Detention Center, Lorton, Va., Sept. 7, 2017.


  8. 'Thunder Run' lead vehicle scout recalls storming BaghdadRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2017 | The United States Army

    A Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle that led the "Thunder Run" toward Baghdad in March 2003 is lowered by crane onto a platform at the site of the National Museum of the U.S. Army July 31, 2017. The museum walls will be built around the vehicle.


  9. Army's new integrated head protection system test jumps from the skyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | The United States Army

    Christopher Lillie, assistant jumpmaster with the 57th Sapper Company, 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, wears the new Integrated Head Protection System helmet with mandible, while shouting commands to position the number one jumper in the door of a C-17 aircraft. The new Integrated Head Protection System is configured with mandible and visor without ballistic applique for "Rough Terrain" static line parachute jump operations.


  10. Army aims to field new weapon sight that wirelessly pairs with night vision gogglesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | The United States Army

    An Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III is mounted on a glass skull, and a Family of Weapons Sights-Individual is mounted on an M4 rifle, at Fort Belvoir, Va. The ENVG III, worn on the head, can be paired wirelessly with a FWS-I, which would be mounted on a weapon, to allow Soldiers to see in their eye what the weapon sight is seeing.


  11. Army experts seek to defeat host of improvised threatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2017 | The United States Army

    On average, there are about 2,500 IED attacks every month worldwide, according to Lt. Col. James McGuyer.


  12. Inspector generals exchange ideas, best practices at annual conferenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | The United States Army

    Inspectors general listen to a presentation during the annual IG conference, held April 25 through 27 at Humphreys Hall at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The conference brought together IGs from around the world for updates on topics affecting the agency and to reinforce its best practices.


  13. Army working to consolidate training systems, improve content deliveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | The United States Army

    TCM ATIS is a part of the Army Training Support Center and is a subordinate organization of the Combined Arms Center - Training, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.


  14. WWI historians bring centennial to lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 | The United States Army

    Todd Rambow, a World War I re-enactor, dresses in a second lieutenant infantry doughboy uniform. He was in the Pentagon, April 6, 2017, as part of a World War I display, commemorating the centennial of the declaration of war against Germany, April 6, 2017.


  15. Army wives in the running for 2017 Military Spouse of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | The United States Army

    Rhiannon Knutson poses for a photo with her family on the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Knutson, who won the National Guard's military spouse of the year, and Cassaundra Martinez, who is representing the regular Army, are in the running with other branch winners to be called the 2017 Military Spouse of the Year.


  16. New Soldier armor weighs less, offers more optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | The United States Army

    The Torso and Extremity Protection System" or TEP, under development now at Program Executive Office Soldier, sheds about five pounds of weight from the IOTV, and also adds a wide degree of scalability that commanders can make use of depending on threat level and mission. WASHINGTON -- The average Generation II Improved Outer Tactical Vest weighs about 26 pounds.


  17. These K-9s keep our dignitaries, fallen warriors safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | The United States Army

    Army Spc. Michael Finochio tries to pull free from K-9 Ricky during bite training as Ricky's handler, Pfc.


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