C-17: Revitalizing Legacy

From Armor & Mobility, July/August 2019 Issue

The U.S. Air Force is at a crossroads in deciding to reinvest in its long-proven air transport workhorse, the C-17 Globemaster.

By Christian Sheehy, A&M Editor

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Expanding the Patient-Provider Connection

From Combat & Casualty Care, Q2 2019 Issue

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to advance communication options that bring patients and care providers closer to discuss important health concerns for the greater likelihood of positive outcomes both short and long term.

By Stephanie Deaner, PhD, Telehealth Program Manager, Great Lakes Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 12)

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TALOS: Honing the Art of Tactical Protection

COL Alex MacCalman
Program Manager
Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS)
U.S. Special Operations Command

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2019 Issue

COL Alex MacCalman is the current Director of the Joint Acquisition Task Force and served as the Chief Engineer for the TALOS Project. He is a Special Forces officer with a functional area in Operations Research System Analyst. COL MacCalman served as an Special Forces Operational Detachment Commander for five years and led analytical studies for the Army and USSOCOM. He has a PhD in system simulation analysis, a MS in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS in Engineering Management from the United States Military Academy.

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Balancing Platform Diversity for Multi-Mission Success

Lt. Col. Raymond Feltham
Program Manager
Family of Special Operations Vehicles
U.S. Special Operations Command`

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2019 Issue

Armor & Mobility spoke recently with Lt. Col. Raymond Feltham, Program Manager, Family of Special Operations Vehicles (FOSOV), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL, regarding SOCOM’s objective applications for its FOSOV assets as they evolve to meet the demands of global, multi-terrain operations.

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Optimizing The Special Forces Pipeline

Armor & Mobility, May/June 2019 Issue

The U.S. Army’s John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (USAJFKSWCS), Ft. Bragg, NC, is realigning its course curriculum to better support Army Special Operations Forces (ARSOF) missions.

By BG Harrison Gilliam and Janice Burton, USAJFKSWCS

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Staying Ahead of Force Medical Need

From Combat & Casualty Care, Q2 2019 Issue

The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School Health Readiness Center of Excellence is one of DoD’s newest centers of excellence working to align medical application with force modernization initiatives.

By Jay Harmon, Deputy to the Commanding General, HRCoE

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Point of Injury Care for Enhanced Outcomes

From Combat & Casualty Care, Q2 2019 Issue

Combat & Casualty Care had the chance to speak with two Special Operations Forces (SOF) combat medics, Sergeant First Class Eric Henne, 18 Delta, Senior Enlisted Medical Advisor, U.S. Special Operations Command Central, and Sergeant Major Dave Hayes, U.S. Special Operations Command, Senior Enlisted Medical Advisor, about some of their experiences in the field. Focus areas include the continued need to keep bleed mitigation and resuscitation capabilities at the ready in support of SOF operations including whole blood for casualty stabilization until evacuation to higher level care.

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Leading the Semi-Autonomous Way

From Armor & Mobility, May/June 2019 Issue

The U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) is working to upgrade Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) Leader Follower (L/F) technology poised to supplement manned convoys with unmanned capability, removing personnel from harm’s way while enabling mission completion.

By Bernie Theisen, Ground Vehicle Robotics, GVSC

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