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NEXT-LEVEL SURGICAL SUPPORT LEVERAGINGTELEROBOTIC INNOVATION

By Tactical Defense Media / May 3, 2024 / Comments Off on NEXT-LEVEL SURGICAL SUPPORT LEVERAGINGTELEROBOTIC INNOVATION

Combat & Casualty Care had the opportunity to speak with some key leaders who participated in the Inaugural TeleRobotic Surgery Symposium in May 2021 regarding efforts to develop a Military Health System (MHS) roadmap for telerobotic surgery and telementoring researching in the U.S. Department of Defense. Experts remain focused on addressing ways in which automation…

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COL James A. (Andy) Nuce

By Tactical Defense Media / May 3, 2024 / Comments Off on COL James A. (Andy) Nuce

COL James A. (Andy) NuceCommanderU.S. Army Medical Materiel Development ActivityFort Detrick, MD DELIVERING MEDICAL MATERIEL IN SUPPORT OF WORLD-CLASS CARE COL Andy Nuce currently commands the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity and serves as the Medical Acquisition Consultant to The Surgeon General and the Army Medical Department Acquisition Career Management Advocate. COL Nuce began…

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TELEROBOTIC SURGERY: ADVANCING AVAILABILITY THROUGH AUTONOMY

By Tactical Defense Media / May 3, 2024 / Comments Off on TELEROBOTIC SURGERY: ADVANCING AVAILABILITY THROUGH AUTONOMY

In the year 2046, a NATO special operations team engages in a firefight with ground forces of a near peer adversary. A missile from an autonomous drone creates mass casualties in need of immediate care. These casualties are littered and evacuated to the nearby valley where the forward surgical team awaits. Inside the tent, a…

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INTEGRATING MACHINE LEARNING AT THE TACTICAL EDGE

By Tactical Defense Media / January 27, 2024 / Comments Off on INTEGRATING MACHINE LEARNING AT THE TACTICAL EDGE

The U.S. Army is planning to leverage Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) neural network-based algorithms to improve warfighter situational awareness in tactical vehicles. Integration of these complex algorithms into new and legacy architectures is a nuanced challenge to ensure accurate real-time performance and influence tactical decision-making. By Jason Miller, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR…

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FACILITATING TECHNOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENTTO SUPPORT TRANSFORMATIVE MODERNIZATION

By Tactical Defense Media / January 27, 2024 / Comments Off on FACILITATING TECHNOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENTTO SUPPORT TRANSFORMATIVE MODERNIZATION

General James E. Rainey is the commanding general of the United States Army Futures Command(AFC), a post he assumed in October of 2022. AFC is responsible for transforming the Army to ensure war-winning future readiness and is focused on three overarching priorities: prioritizing people, designing the Army of 2040,and delivering the Army of 2030. Rainey…

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TARGETING PARTS READINESS TO MITIGATE EQUIPMENT DOWNTIME

By Tactical Defense Media / January 26, 2024 / Comments Off on TARGETING PARTS READINESS TO MITIGATE EQUIPMENT DOWNTIME

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and U.S. Army leaders are discussing readiness issues on parts availability for depot-reparable equipment critical to re-supply in global ally partnering. By Beth Reece, Defense Logistics Agency Ninety percent supply availability equals 10 percent failure,” said Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Chris Mohan, U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), during the…

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DEFEATING ADVERSARIAL TACTICS WITH SUPERIOR OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY

By Tactical Defense Media / January 26, 2024 / Comments Off on DEFEATING ADVERSARIAL TACTICS WITH SUPERIOR OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY

Elbit America, a division of Elbit Systems, Inc., is working closely with the U.S. Army to ensure current and next-generation Soldiers are equipped regardless of enemy or operational environment. By Brad Reeves, C41 Business Segment Director, Elbit America The years-long NATO-led Peacekeeping Operation was winding down when the Eastern-backed Adversary suddenly resumed hostilities with its…

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Reinforcing National Response to a Global Pandemic

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Reinforcing National Response to a Global Pandemic

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), traditionally contributing to America’s military readiness with items such as fuel and food, has so far ordered more than $920 million in lifesaving supplies and equipment to support the nation’s COVID-19 response. By Chris Erbe, DLA From Armor & Mobility, June 2020 Time-tested processes and partnerships developed during past humanitarian…

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Projecting Tactical Capability Through Versatility

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Projecting Tactical Capability Through Versatility

Lt. Col. Raymond P. FelthamProgram ManagerFamily of Special Operations Vehicles (FOSOV)U.S. Special Operations Command From Armor & Mobility, June 2020 Lt. Col. Raymond Feltham has been in his current assignment as program manager for the Family of Special Operations Vehicles (FOSOV) at U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base since August 2018. He…

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Pushing Pre-Facility Survival

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Pushing Pre-Facility Survival

Major advancements in U.S. military medicine, in particular changes to pre-hospital battlefield medicine, have resulted in unprecedented survival rates for casualties in current conflicts. By Matthew Hackett, PhD, Science and Technology Manager, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Soldier Center From Combat & Casualty Care, Spring 2020 The standard of care employed for the…

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Assessing Health, Promoting Mission Optempo

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Assessing Health, Promoting Mission Optempo

By Paul Clark, Strategic Communications Chief, MC4 PMO From Combat & Casualty Care, Spring 2020 Developed by the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Management Office, Ft. Detrick, MD, the Health Assessment Lite Operations (HALO) software acquisition program was tasked with primary responsibility for providing Army operational health IT capabilities for deployed medical…

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Enhancing Lethality for Remote Weapons Stations

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Enhancing Lethality for Remote Weapons Stations

By Chad Lemond, Director of Business Development for Defense, EOSDSUSA, Inc. From Armor & Mobility, June 2020 EOS Defense Systems USA, Inc., Huntsville, AL, is a world leader in Remote Weapons Station (RWS) design, development and production, incorporating advanced electro-optic applications based on core technologies in software, electronics, optronics, gimbals, and precision mechanisms. The company…

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Projecting Crisis-Level, State-Wide Response

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Projecting Crisis-Level, State-Wide Response

The Georgia National Guard became the first National Guard unit to deploy Infection Control Teams (ICTs) in response to the spread of COVID-19. By MSG Steve Phoenix, GA National Guard From S&B and CST/CBRNE, Fall 2021 During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Soldiers and Airmen of the Georgia National Guard were mobilized to State Active Duty…

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Answering the Call for Advanced Protection

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Answering the Call for Advanced Protection

In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, Blauer Manufacturing’s BIO-99™ NFPA 1999 Multiple-Use Certified Coverall offers advanced resistance to viral and blood-borne pathogens. By Tom Ames, Vice President, Mktg & Business Development, Blauer From S&B and CST/CBRNE, Fall 2021 The global COVID-19 pandemic that erupted in March of this year starkly demonstrated two key points…

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Expanding Biometrics for Enhanced Border Security

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Expanding Biometrics for Enhanced Border Security

Gaetano CordoneDeputy Executive DirectorPlanning, Program Analysis and EvaluationOffice of Field OperationsU.S. Customs and Border Protection From S&B and CST/CBRNE, Fall 2021 Gaetano Cordone is the Deputy Executive Director for Planning, Program Analysis, and Evaluation. Prior to his selection, he served as the Area Port Director (PD) for the Area Port of Orlando, Florida within the…

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Addressing Military Health Readiness During A Global Crisis

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Addressing Military Health Readiness During A Global Crisis

HON Thomas McCafferyAssistant Secretary of Defensefor Health Affairs From Combat & Casualty Care, Summer 2020 HON Tom McCaffery was sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs on August 12, 2019. In this role, HON McCaffery is the principal medical advisor to the Secretary of Defense. He administers the Military Health System…

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Responding to Outbreak

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Responding to Outbreak

A subordinate element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), Ft. Detrick, MD, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) is one of several laboratories contributing to a whole-of-government approach in combating COVID-19. By Caree Vander Linden, USAMRIID From Combat & Casualty Care, Summer 2020 Since 1969, the U.S.…

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Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury on the Battlefield

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Detecting Traumatic Brain Injury on the Battlefield

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) Warfighter Brain Health Project Management Office (WBH PMO) develops and delivers brain health medical solutions — across the continuum of care — that aid in the prevention, detection, and treatment of neurotrauma, and in the psychological health and cognitive performance of America’s Servicemembers. By LTC Stuart S.…

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Quantifying the Hyperthermic Threat

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Quantifying the Hyperthermic Threat

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), Natick, MA, unit of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), is focused on developing technological solutions to prevent and diagnose injuries to the Warfighter in a variety of environments and situations, with susceptibility to hyperthermia being a primary one. By Ramin A. Khalili,…

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Respiratory Protection to a New Level

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Respiratory Protection to a New Level

By Dr Alex Birrell, CEO and Steve Carlson, Director Government Solutions, National – CleanSpace Technology From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022 There are many respiratory protection options available to protect healthcare workers (HCW) from hazardous airborne contaminants, but the design and means by which these types of respirators function are very different. Surgical…

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