Tag Archives: U.S. Army

Russians Arrive at Fort Carson

Russian Troops Train at Ft. Carson

I have a confession to make. As a sixth grader living in Tampa, in cooperation with some of my like-minded friends I established a resistance group. We trained to be ready for the possibility that the Russians—possibly with the assistance of the Cubans—might one day invade the U.S. via Florida. We took our “mission” very seriously for a while, digging ... Read More »

Army Edges Closer to Women in Combat

BG Laura Richardson, DCG-S, 1st Cavalry Division

I should clarify right away that the title is a bit misleading, since it implies that women haven’t already been in combat, but hopefully you can forgive that inaccuracy since headlines aren’t the best forum for nuanced discussion. What will be changing are some Army policies on exactly with what types of units women can serve. Over the past decade, ... Read More »

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Army 236th Birthday Ceremony

On 2 April the Army released the Army Profession Campaign report, based on a year of surveys and discussions within the service that involved over 40,000 soldiers and DA civilians. Plenty of recommendations were included in the report, and GEN Robert Cone, commander of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), has already approved at least 27 of them. Much of ... Read More »

DARPA’s LS3 Continues Design Refinements

DARPA LS3 autonomous ground vehicle

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, recently performed an outdoor test of its Legged Squad Support System (LS3). The LS3, looking as though it might have escaped from the lab of an evil genius, is a four-legged autonomous vehicle designed to aid soldiers in battle by lessening their loads. Infantry soldiers typically carry between 50 and 100 pounds of ... Read More »