Orbital ATK supplying Army with guidance kits for artillery 155mm
  The U.S. Army has ordered more artillery precision guidance kits for 155mm rounds from Orbital ATK under an option in an existing contract. The artillery new orders, announced Tuesday by the company, have a value of $123 million, ATK said. A 2016 order for the kits carried the... Read more
U.S. and Kuwaiti forces conduct first ever desert observer exercise
Kuwaiti forces and  Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and Kuwaiti military forces conducted the first-ever Desert Observer exercise near Udairi Range in northern Kuwait. The multi-day, partnered training exercise simulated an attack across Kuwait’s border. Scouts identified the attacking opposition force and, after calling... Read more
Fort Bragg Soldiers test first-ever load carrier designed for paratroopers
Paratroopers have tested a first-ever load system designed for them, and researchers are improving to field to airborne units. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center labs in Massachusetts have worked with soldiers to design the system, dubbed the Airborne Tactical Assault Panel, to fit paratrooper load... Read more
U.S. Army to get the high-tech version of the M1A2 SEP v3 Abrams tank
The Army is preparing to receive delivery of its first of six newly-upgraded MIA2 SEP v3 Abrams Main Battle Tank pilot tank vehicles specifically engineered to keep pace with fast changing technology and counter major armored warfare threats for decades to come. The Army is now building the next... Read more
A Fort Drum soldier was killed in car crash on upstate NY road
AVA, N.Y. — Authorities say a soldier stationed at Fort Drum in northern New York has died in a one-car accident. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Miles Wilson-King, also stationed at Fort Drum, was returning to the Army post early Sunday morning when his vehicle crashed on... Read more
U.S. Army broke ground for new permanent base in Beersheba, Israel
U.S. and Israeli officers broke ground in Israel on Monday for a permanent U.S. Army base that will house dozens of U.S. soldiers, operating under the American flag, and charged with the mission of defending against rocket and missile attack. The American permanent base, officers in Israel say, will... Read more
11th ADA Brigade Headquarter to deploy to Middle East with New CDR
The 11th ADA Brigade headquarters will be deploying to the Middle East with a new leader. 11th ADA Brigade, Col. Issac “Ike” Gipson assumed command of the Imperial Brigade on Sept. 13. He replaced Col. Shana E. Peck, who had been suspended after being arrested on suspicion of driving... Read more
U.S. Army forces and British forces conduct joint training in Estonia
U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade and British forces hit the ground running during a dry fire exercise September 13, 2017 at Tapa Training Area, Estonia. The U.S. army and British forces participated in several exercises across Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia as a part of Bayonet Shield, a region-wide exercise... Read more
US Army equipment worth $56,000 stolen from cargo container in Poland
Polish authorities are investigating the theft of U.S. military equipment from a cargo container stopped at a Polish railway station, according to media reports. The container held about $55,000 worth of equipment, including night vision goggles and binoculars, Polish and Russian media said Friday. Firearms or ammunition was not... Read more
The Staff Sgt Killed at Fort Bragg Was Attending Special Forces Course
The special operations Staff Sgt killed Thursday in a training exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, involving demolitions was attending the Special Forces Qualification Course. Staff Sgt Alexander P. Dalida was killed and seven others were injured in the incident. Dalida, 32, of Dunstable, Massachusetts, was a student in the Special... Read more