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NOTIONS SOUND AND UNSOUND

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YOU’VE GOT A POINT: McGowan’s company now builds and sells many different types of high-quality audio equipment. (Photo courtesy of PS Audio)     High-end stereo manufacturer PS Audio founder…

CAREER NAVIGATOR: WHO NEEDS AN OFFICE ANYWAY?

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A SHOT IN THE ARMP: Spc. Cassandra Acosta, a combat medic at Fort Stewart, Georgia, administers a COVID vaccine to a patient in a community vaccination event in April. Vaccinations…

Security Cooperation Workforce Certification Program off to strong start, adjusting to workforce needs

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    by David A. Williams and Cathy VanderMaarel   Editor’s note: This article provides updates to an article in the Fall 2020 issue of AL&T magazine that is available…

UNFORCED ERROR

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    By Jason Martin Say Bert and Ernie are working together to push a heavy box on a dolly across the floor. (See Figure 1.) You want to conduct…

THE OVERSIZED POWER OF SMALL DATA

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    Big data gets the headlines, but most decisions are based on small data, and human beings are naturally bad with it.   by Jason Martin The Army’s ability…

MOUNT UP

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VISUAL TRIUMPH: The IVAS will change the way Soldiers fight and win, effectively eliminating the blind spots that can make it so dangerous to dismount from an armored vehicle. (Photos…

EXTREME MAKEOVER

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SLEEK AUTOMATION: The Army’s new manufacturing capability will produce the 6.8 mm next-generation family of ammunition without affecting Lake City’s ability to deliver legacy 5.56 mm, 7.62 mm and .50-caliber…

READY TO GOCO

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    By Rebecca Leonard Government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) Army ammunition plants serve a vital role in producing ammunition for the U.S. armed forces. Energetic and inert materiel components are produced…

A DAY IN THE SUN

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    TESTING HEATS UP: After conducing cold-weather tests in Alaska, the IVAS team headed to Puerto Rico for testing in a tropical environment. (Photo by Courtney Bacon, PEO Soldier)…

THE MODERN PERSPECTIVE

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    Don’t bury your head in the sand—try out your “modern eyes” to modernize the Army.   by Elizabeth Chirico  Four years ago, I sat at a large table…

GAME ON

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TRAINING ON THE HORIZON: The Army’s Synthetic Training Environment (STE) will improve Soldier lethality and survivability by creating more efficient and more realistic simulator training. (Image by Getty Images, darekm101)…

OWNING THE NIGHT

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EYES WIDE OPEN: The ENVG-B uses fused white phosphor and thermal technologies. It delivers dual-tubes with improved image intensification, resolution and fused thermal overlay for unmatched visibility at night. (Photo…

HACKING FOR DEFENSE TURNS 5

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VIRTUAL SOLUTIONS: Team No Sim, No Train—Ksenia Kerentseva, Vipin Verma and James Cook—from Arizona State University works with Airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson to improve training for…

DR SKO MAKES VIRTUAL HOUSE CALLS

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A CBRN-DEFENSE TOOLBOX: DR SKO, packaged in a cargo container the size of a backyard shed, is a system of sensors and protective equipment that is essentially a CBRN-defense toolbox.…

ALL ABOUT U

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A TRADITION OF INNOVATION: The Army has fostered a culture of innovation throughout its history, working with innovators like Bell Labs and other industry partners. Bell’s relay computer was used…

YOU CAN RELY ON THE TESS

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PRECISION DATA: The TESS is a laser-based system used in live simulation training. It calculates the pilot’s timing, accuracy, the target’s movement, armor and other data to produce scientifically precise…