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EPA and Army Form Partnership to Explore Sustainable Energy

The U.S. EPA and U.S. Army have announced they will form a partnership to find “greener” ways of using technology as part of their Net Zero initiative. On Nov. 28, a memorandum of understanding was signed to promote the use of safe and sustainable energy resources and reduce hazardous byproducts. According …

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Army’s Helicopter Demo: Bring the Bird, Leave the PowerPoint

The Army wants to stage a demonstration next April of armed light helicopters already available, the Army’s top helicopter buyer said Monday. At the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference, Maj. Gen. Tim Crosby said companies must be ready to show what they have at the demonstration. Only companies …

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Odierno Sworn In As Army Chief of Staff

Gen. Raymond Odierno, the last commander of disestablished Joint Forces Command, was sworn in Wednesday as Army’s new chief of staff. Odierno replaces Gen. Martin Dempsey, who will become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when Adm. Mike Mullen retires Sept. 30. As chief of staff, Odierno is responsible …

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Body Armor Testing Improving, Army Says

The Army is implementing recommendations made by the Department of Defense Inspector General to improve testing and performance of soldier-worn body armor, Armed with Science reported Tuesday. In August, the inspector general found the Army improperly tested bullet-blocking plates and could not determine if 5 million plates met safety standards. …

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Petraeus Bids Army Farewell, Warns Against Cuts to Military

Army Gen. David Petraeus will begin his new assignment as CIA director Tuesday, after receiving unanimous confirmation in June from the Senate. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn praised Petraeus as a great military leader. Mullen said Patreaus set …

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Army Issues New Social Media Guide

The Army issued its first Social Media Handbook in January, recognizing the importance of social media in its communication strategy in both peacetime and wartime. The Army now has updated its guidelines for new media, releasing a second version of the handbook Aug. 24 on its Slideshare page. The new …

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Body Armor Works, Army Official Says

A Army top acquisition official said Thursday he is unaware of any instance where body armor has failed to protect a soldier against an ammunition round. The AP reports Lt. Gen Bill Phillips addressed concerns over the safety of body armor at a press conference. “We want to make sure …

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Pentagon Audit Finds Army Improperly Tested Body Armor

The Army improperly tested new bullet-blocking plates for body armor and cannot determine if 5 million pieces of the equipment meet standards, a Defense Department audit found. According to the AP, the Pentagon’s inspector general focused on seven Army contracts for the plates, awarded between 2004 and 2006. The total …

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Army Announces Restructuring Commission

A new Army restructuring commission has been charged with finding ways to make the Army more agile and cost-effective, Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday. The Institutional Army Transformation Commission will build on the work of an earlier short-term task force that examined the Army’s organizations and business practices. The …

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