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AUSA

Army Works To Sustain Iraqi Equipment

Army Works To Sustain Iraqi EquipmentThree years after the US Army's departure from Iraq, in which much of its gear was handed over to the Iraqis, Army Materiel Command (AMC) has returned to find that the equipment was not sustained in the same manner as the US Army would have, according to the...
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
AUSA

Army Faces Decisions About Airborne Radio

Army Faces Decisions About Airborne RadioThe US Army is studying two methods to improve communications between its helicopter fleet and soldiers on the ground.
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Pentagon

Odierno: Readiness at historically low levels

Odierno: Readiness at historically low levelsThe Army is "only generating enough readiness for immediate consumption" while grappling with cuts that have left only a third of the service's brigades ready, the chief of staff said Wednesday.
  • Pentagon
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
AUSA

Shyu: Army Reviewing Acquisition Process

Shyu: Army Reviewing Acquisition ProcessThe Army's chief acquisitions executive, Heidi Shyu, is reviewing the way the Army buys materiel, to be rid of "some of the dumb things that we're doing to ourselves."
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Tech

5 new technologies for the Army warfighter

5 new technologies for the Army warfighterThe head of Army Materiel Command describes gear and technology under development.
  • Tech
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
AUSA

AMC Chief Lists Global Challenges

AMC Chief Lists Global ChallengesThe massive effort to move nearly 40,000 US vehicles out of the war zone has been underway while Army Materiel Command (AMC) is putting assets back into Iraq and building a brigade-size equipment set in Europe to counter Russian aggression, the commander said.
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
AUSA

US Army Announces Changes To Tattoo Policy

US Army Announces Changes To Tattoo PolicyA newly revised tattoo policy that removes the limit on the number and size of soldiers' tattoos is effective immediately, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said Wednesday.
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
AUSA

US Army Leaders Make Case for AMPV Decision

US Army Leaders Make Case for AMPV DecisionUS Army officials shot down the possibility for a wheeled ambulance variant of the armored multipurpose vehicle (AMPV), just the latest chapter in a drama over the vehicle between industry, the Army and Capitol Hill.
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
AUSA

Rapid-Equipping, Asymmetric Groups To Remain

Rapid-Equipping, Asymmetric Groups To RemainTwo organizations built for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — the Rapid Equipping Force (REF) and the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) — will not fold, but instead endure as part of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
News

Lt. Gen. Hodges: Atlantic Resolve Sharpening Soldiers' Skills

Lt. Gen. Hodges: Atlantic Resolve Sharpening Soldiers' SkillsSoldiers on the ground in Europe are sharpening their skills and reinforcing the Army's warfighting functions in a series of about 30 exercises around the continent this year, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe.
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Army Aviation

Boosting Copter Capabilities

Boosting Copter CapabilitiesThe US Army's effort to improve the operational capabilities of its rotorcraft fleet through the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) is heading for preliminary design requests in May as it aims for a 2023 production goal.
  • Army Aviation
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Capitol-hill

Sullivan: Budget Cuts Strain Readiness, Morale

Sullivan: Budget Cuts Strain Readiness, MoraleBudget cuts, deployments and possible changes to compensation are putting a strain on soldiers, the AUSA president said.
  • Capitol-hill
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
AUSA

US Army Boosting In-Flight Comms for Soldiers

US Army Boosting In-Flight Comms for SoldiersThough many commercial airlines offer passengers the ability to connect to the Internet in flight, US Army soldiers cannot, save for a trickle of voice and data communications. They plan for operations before takeoff and after landing, flying essentially in the dark.
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
AUSA

Operation Dragoon Ride to End Wednesday

Operation Dragoon Ride to End WednesdayThe unprecedented event called Dragoon Ride will end Wednesday as soldiers and their Strykers roll into Vilseck, Germany, after a 1,900-kilometer road march and nearly two weeks maneuvering back from missions in Eastern European countries.
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Interviews

Interview: Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges

Interview: Lt. Gen. Ben HodgesWhat drawdown? The US Army is busier in Europe than ever, answering Russian aggression with a series of multinational exercises across Eastern Europe and the promise to permanently station an armored brigade's worth of equipment.
  • Interviews
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
AUSA

Army Seeks Faster, Better Focused Acquisition

Army Seeks Faster, Better Focused AcquisitionThe US Army's chief of doctrine development and future plans said the service is conducting high-level discussions to revise the way it conducts wartime acquisitions, in part to make them quicker.
  • AUSA
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Interviews

Interview: Lt. Gen. John Johnson

Interview: Lt. Gen. John JohnsonThe Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) was founded in 2006, born out of the hastily assembled Army IED Task Force created in 2003 to confront the deadly improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, that US forces were facing in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Interviews
  • 1 month ago
Naval Aviation

Japan Weighs Options To Boost ASW Skills

Japan Weighs Options To Boost ASW SkillsJapan's growing need to improve its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities to counter quieter Chinese submarines in littoral waters could set off a three-way race between an upgraded indigenous platform against longer-term solutions, analysts said.
  • Naval Aviation
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago