FORT LEE, Va. — World War I was a transitional period in military history, during which emerging technology was adopted to address the challenges of the 20th Century European battlefield. During this era, horses still carried messengers and pulled artillery pieces across muddy fields. The industrial battlefield was transforming at record pace to keep up with new ways to retain the upper hand. So alongside the horses, were gas and diesel fueled vehicles, larger caliber weapon systems and even the introduction of chemical warfare, said Brig. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan, Chief of Ordnance and Ordnance School commandant.
FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 1, 2015) — Soldiers training to become Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) crewmembers got a glimpse of their future jobs during a live-fire exercise Sept. 22 on Fort Sill’s East Range.
Almost 10 years ago The U.S. Army’s Role in Stability Operations was published by AUSA. The 2006 analysis provided in‑depth review about why stabilizing, securing, transitioning and reconstructing weak, failing and failed states are vital to U.S. security interests, how both U.S. military and civilian activities are critical to stability operations and what specific resources the Army and others require to engage for success in stability operations.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leadership visited the Network Integration Evaluation 16.1, Oct. 1, 2015. 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.
(Pictured above) U.S. Soldiers assigned to the Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD) maintain communications while on patrol during the Army’s Network Integration Exercise (NIE) 16.1 held at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., on Sept. 25, 2015. During the exercise soldiers operated combat and tactical vehicles integrated with the mobile Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2, which provides on-the-move communications, mission command and situational awareness that commanders need to lead from anywhere on the battlefield. WIN-T Increment 2 enables deployed Soldiers down to the company level operating in remote and challenging terrain to maintain voice, video and data communications while on patrol, with connectivity rivaling that found in a stationary command post. (U.S. Army photo by Amy Walker/Released). For more images visit The Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System or DVIDs at: https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/nie16
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.