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Facilitating Continuous Mobile Care from The Air

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Facilitating Continuous Mobile Care from The Air

COL Michael TarpeyCommanderU.S. Army Aeromedical Research LaboratoryU.S. Army Medical Researchand Development Command From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022 COL Michael Tarpey enlisted in the Army as a combat medic in 1989. He served as a medic with Air Defense Artillery units in Germany and deployed as a medic with 1-7 Patriot missile battery…

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Extending Protective Reach Across the Sea

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Extending Protective Reach Across the Sea

The Defense Logistics Agency has been partnering with federal agencies to provide COVID-19 viral mitigation support to island nations. By John Dwyer III and Nancy Benecki, Defense Logistics Agency From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022 In continued support of U.S. and international partners’ fight against COVID-19, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provided $814,000…

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Mitigating the Hypothermic Threat

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Mitigating the Hypothermic Threat

Dr. John Castellani Dr. Billie Alba From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022 Dr. John Castellani is a Research Physiologist and the Deputy Division Chief, Thermal and Mountain Medicine Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA. His research interests are in environmental and exercise physiology, including human thermoregulation and performance sustainment…

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Facing Any Environment Head-On

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Facing Any Environment Head-On

In this world, there are people who live the strenuous life—long, hard days outside in punishing conditions—and there are companies that make their gear. From the battlefield to the backcountry, from the edge of a raging wildfire to the top of a 15,000-foot peak, MYSTERY RANCH supplies these stalwart souls with backpacks to match their…

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Life-Saving Through Innovative Search and Rescue

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Life-Saving Through Innovative Search and Rescue

Currently, Ukraine is employing one Vita Rescue System, a helicopter-compatible rescue litter system produced by Vita Inclinata (Vita), a supplier of mobile rescue equipment, actively deployed on the eastern front. Following the deployment, Vita received a formal request from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine for 30 more systems within 48 hours of completing the…

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AMPV: Evolution in Multi-Threat Defeat

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on AMPV: Evolution in Multi-Threat Defeat

The U.S. Army is testing its Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV), a significant improvement over the long trusted M1113 Armored Personnel Carrier. By Mark Schauer, Yuma Proving Ground From Armor & Mobility, Fall 2022 The M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and its variants are iconic vehicles in the history of mechanized infantry. First fielded in 1962,…

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Tapping Small Commercial Expertise for Large Scale Sustainment

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Tapping Small Commercial Expertise for Large Scale Sustainment

A research and development program is helping the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) yield new sources for obsolete parts and raw materials. By Beth Reece, DLA From Armor & Mobility, Fall 2022 The Defense Logistics Agency’s R&D program managers Vaibhav Jain and Denise Price are always seeking opportunities to match America’s small businesses with research and…

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Joining Forces to Quench the Fire

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Joining Forces to Quench the Fire

The Defense Logistics Agency has been laying the groundwork for coordination with the U.S. Forest Service in preparing firefighters for another busy season protecting west coast America. By Nancy Benecki, DLA Public Affairs From Armor & Mobility, Fall 2022 Reports of wildland fires in California, Alaska, and Oregon, combined with record-high temperatures and a dry…

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Transforming for Multi-Domain Dominance

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Transforming for Multi-Domain Dominance

U.S. Army Futures Command, stood up in 2018 to lead current and future force modernization efforts, is using Project Convergence to facilitate an evolution to data-centric operations within a data-driven Joint force. By Army Futures Command From Armor & Mobility, Fall 2022 Our country and allies are competing with determined adversaries during a period of…

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Enabling the Joint and Combined Force Mission

By Tactical Defense Media / October 17, 2023 / Comments Off on Enabling the Joint and Combined Force Mission

Enabling the Joint and Combined Force Mission LTG D. Scott McKeanDeputy Commanding GeneralU.S. Army Futures CommandDirector, Futures and Concepts Center From Armor & Mobility, Fall 2022 LTG Scott McKean, Deputy Commander of Army Futures Command (AFC), spoke with A&M about some current Army modernization efforts and ways AFC is crafting a Joint Force mindset for…

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Focusing on Tomorrow, Today

By Tactical Defense Media / August 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Focusing on Tomorrow, Today

LTG Thomas H. Todd IIIDeputy Commanding General for AcquisitionSystems and Chief Innovation OfficerU.S. Army Futures Command Army Science and Technology efforts are dovetailing with force modernization in support of a Multi-Domain Operations-driven future. By Thomas H. Todd III, Deputy Commanding General for Acquisition and Systems and Chief Innovation Officer, Army Futures Command From Armor &…

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Forging the Future of Tele-Critical Care

By Tactical Defense Media / July 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Forging the Future of Tele-Critical Care

From Combat & Casualty Care , Winter 2022 Matt Quinn is the Science Director for the Army’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and leads efforts by TATRC’s research & development teams to forge the future by fusing data, humans, and machines into solutions that optimize Warfighter performance and casualty care. Matt has over…

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Streamlining Point-Of-Injury to Surgical Care Transition for Optimized Outcomes

By Tactical Defense Media / July 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Streamlining Point-Of-Injury to Surgical Care Transition for Optimized Outcomes

From Combat & Casualty Care, Winter 2022 Colonel (Dr.) Jeffrey Lanier presently serves as Commander, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences cum laude from Northern Kentucky University and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps…

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Projecting Power Through Capability Delivery

By Tactical Defense Media / July 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Projecting Power Through Capability Delivery

MG Gavin A. LawrenceCommanding GeneralMilitary Surface Deployment and Distribution Command From Armor & Mobility, Fall 2022 Major General Lawrence graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1995 and upon graduation was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps. MG Lawrence has held several key staff and joint assignments including…

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Setting the Future Tactical Communications Stage

By Tactical Defense Media / July 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Setting the Future Tactical Communications Stage

The U.S. Army is moving forward with the implementation of its Unified Network Operations (UNO) as a foundation for future network management and security from enterprise to the edge. By MAJ Nathan Shepard, Assistant Product Manager, PM Tactical Cyber and Network Operations, PEO‑C3T From Armor & Mobility, Fall 2022 The U.S. Army’s Unified Network Plan has…

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Maturing Next-Generation Mobile Ground Combat

By Tactical Defense Media / July 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Maturing Next-Generation Mobile Ground Combat

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) and Army Futures Command (AFC) Next Generation Combat Vehicles (NGCV) Cross Functional Team spoke with Armor & Mobility on efforts to facilitate an evolution in manned and autonomous ground combat platform development in support of future Multi-Domain Operations (MDO). From Armor & Mobility,…

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