WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (Sept. 30, 2015) — In this season’s Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, taking place on White Sands Missile Range, or WSMR, and Fort Bliss, Texas, coordinated units of remotely-operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible threat on tomorrow’s battlefields.
Archive for October, 2015
In October 2014, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command rolled out the latest Army Operating Concept , titled “Win in a Complex World.” This AOC details how the Army of the future will strengthen capabilities across multiple domains as part of a joint partnership to ensure dominance against “determined, elusive, and increasingly capable enemies.”
Gen. David Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command discusses the Network Integration Evaluation 16.1 during his visit to Fort Bliss Oct. 1. NIE is the tenth in the Army’s series of Soldier-led evaluations held at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and is taking place from Sept. 25 through Oct. 8, 2015. Unlike standard NIEs, NIE 16.1 is the final proof of concept for Army Warfighting Assessments (AWAs). AWAs are large-scale exercises that will begin in Fiscal Year 2017 and focus on informing network and non-network requirements to support Force 2025 and Beyond.
Photo credit: Col. Doug White, with Fire Center of Excellence, Training and Doctrine Command, shows Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, Training and Doctrine Command, and his party, the training his Soldiers are conducting during Network Integration Evaluation 16.1 and Army Warfighting Assessment, Sept. 29, 2015, at Fort Bliss, Texas. NIE 16.1 will focus on future force development, training readiness and multinational interoperability with participants from 13 nations, over 9,000 service members and 3,000 civilians. (U.S. Army photo by: Sgt. Maricris C. McLane)
FORT POLK, La. – When people think about infantry brigades, they often think about blood, guts and glory. Movies like “Saving Private Ryan” and “Full Metal Jacket” may come to mind.
FORT HOOD, Texas (Sept. 30, 2015) — In collaboration with the Army’s global mission, Army linguists hone their skills by translating, interpreting and speaking some of the world’s most diverse languages to support battlefield commanders worldwide. Cryptologic linguists maintain the Military Occupational Specialty, 35P; their role in identifying and analyzing foreign communications is crucial as the nation’s security depends largely on information that originates in foreign languages.