Archive: Army

Army Aviation Optimizing National Resources For National Capability, General Says

Army aviation is leveraging all available resources to produce a capable, qualified force that goes beyond combat capability to homeland security, homeland defense and into supporting foreign policy, according to a top general. "Army aviation has a longer reach, it has a greater grasp in terms of representing not only our military capability but also […]

Army $140.7 Billion FY ’09 Budget Request Continues Growth, Focuses On Soldiers, Balance

By Ann Roosevelt The Army’s $140.7 billion request in the FY ’09 president’s budget request is $12.3 billion, or 9.6 percent higher than the $128.9 billion FY ’08 projected for enacted funds and is intended to balance immediate warfighting needs with developing systems soldiers need for the future. The Army requests $51.8 billion, or 38 […]

Army $140.7 Billion FY ’09 Budget Request Continues Growth, Focuses On Soldiers, Balance

The Army’s $140.7 billion request in the FY ’09 president’s budget request is $12.3 billion, or 9.6 percent higher than the $128.9 billion FY ’08 projected for enacted funds and is intended to balance immediate warfighting needs with developing systems soldiers need for the future. The budget was delivered to Congress Feb. 5. The Army […]

Aerial Common Sensor Program Prepares For Summer RFP Release

The Army’s program for the next generation airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform is preparing for the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP), according to a service official. As PM [program manager] I have to focus on KPPs [key performance parameters] and deliver them," Col. Rob Carpenter, project manager Aerial Common Sensors (ACS) at […]

Stryker Dubbed ‘General Lee’ Gets Finishing Touches

By Ann Roosevelt The anti-tank guided missile Stryker vehicle called General Lee is ready to go back in action, now that it’s been repaired and shipped to its new home at Ft. Lewis, Wash. General Lee will be issued to the Army’s 7th and newest Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 5th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division activated […]

Military Maintains Confidence In MRAP following First Reported Death

By Geoff Fein A week following the first death of a soldier in an Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle in Iraq, the Pentagon continues to have confidence in the vehicle’s ability to protect troops, and plans to push to get as many MRAPs into theater as fast as possible, the Chairman of the Joint […]

Officials Preparing National Level Guidance For Spring War Game

By Ann Roosevelt The Army’s annual Title 10 war game for the future force, Unified Quest 08 (UQ08), will have a national level guidance that officials from the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) are working through right now. National security strategy frameworks developed […]

Army Destroys Last VX Nerve Agent Spray Tank

The Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announced last month the safe destruction of the last VX nerve agent-filled spray tank in the U.S. chemical stockpile. The U.S. military never used the VX spray tanks, or any other chemical weapons, in combat. The last of the stockpiled spray tanks were destroyed Dec. 24 at the Umatilla […]

U.S. Joint Forces Command Works Toward Capabilities For Preventing Destabilization

The U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) is moving toward solutions to prevent destabilization around the world by developing the desired capabilities to help the United States build partnership capacity, an official said. "The work we’re doing now–fleshing out, is transitioning from the big ideas to a set of capabilities created in the real world to […]

More Insight Needed Into Army ‘Grow the Force’ Initiative Funding Plan, GAO Says

By Ann Roosevelt The Army’s Grow the Force initiative has not developed a "transparent and comprehensive" funding plan, according to a new government report. The Government Accountability Office says decision makers in Congress need to understand the "full magnitude of the funds needed and weigh competing defense priorities," in its Jan. 18 letter to the […]