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Alternative Humvee Vehicle Burns 70 Percent Less Fuel

The Army has temporarily postponed testing of its new fuel efficient tactical vehicle so it could be shown to senior leaders and put on display in the nation’s capital. The Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator, being called “FED Alpha,” is… Full Story


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Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

Soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan spent time reflecting, training and connecting with their new family.

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Jury Convicts Man in Navy Charity Fraud Case

A mysterious defendant in a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud case was convicted Thursday of racketeering, theft, money laundering and other charges.

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Inside Look: Puma Launch

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dylan Ferguson launches a Puma unmanned aerial vehicle in Afghanistan’a Ghazni province, June 25, 2012. Fergunson, a brigade aviation element officer assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, uses the… Full Story


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New “Thinking Cap” Technologies Could Provide Super Human Strength

New technologies that tap into the brain and allow weapons to one day be fired through mind control could soon become a reality, British scientists claim. Researchers¬†believe that new “thinking caps”, could help provide super-human strength, highly enhanced concentration

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Schools That Serve: Top Schools For Veterans

Rapid City, S.D., is a bustling metropolis of 68,000 that is home to the largest private collection of black bears in the world and a park containing seven enormous dinosaur statues. The small town, with¬†about one-tenth the population of Washington,… Full Story


Fielding Robots Necessary For Saving Lives

Fielding Robots Necessary For Saving Lives

The U.S. Army has recently conducted tests on robot vehicles that can protect GIs in combat and war environment, as reported by Sig Christenson for San Antonio Express-News. The testing was held at Fort Hood several days ago.

Christenson wrote,… Full Story


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Photo: NIGHT BRIEFING

U.S. paratroopers gather for a mission brief before the return leg of a resupply convoy on Forward Operating Base Arian in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.


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New tool eyed by U.S. for anti-drug war

The U.S. Army could send a team of socio-cultural experts to Mexico to aid in counter-narcotics work, a U.S. Army official said.

The move would be in keeping with the broader role the U.S. Defense Department has assigned to the… Full Story


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Iraqis Joyful For Withdrawal But Wary Of Leaders

Iraqis expressed joy at the news that US forces had completed their withdrawal on Sunday, but voiced doubts their politicians could come together to rebuild the violence-wracked country.

“I am proud — all Iraqis should be proud, like all those… Full Story