By Dr. Bruce D. Jette, Army Acquisition Executive
In preparing to write this column, I thought broadly about the role that technological innovation has played in changing the nature of warfare over the years: robotics, night vision technology, air mobility, the internal combustion engine, GPS, radar, the internet, the machine gun, the chitosan bandage, freeze-drying technology (both food and blood) and even duct tape. I could go on and on, but my point here is that continued innovationin forms both large and smallhas improved the lives of our Soldiers and contributed immeasurably to their success on the battlefield, and will be critical to modernizing the force. Not only that, those innovations have created countless jobs and helped create untold wealth.
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From Sept. 29 Oct. 4, the training center hosted a force that looked very different indeed, as over 330 working dogs and handlers along with more than 40 master K9 instructors congregated on-base for the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers (NAPCH) annual seminar.
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Air Force Personnel Center Operating Locations at Hill, Robins, Tinker and Wright-Patterson Air Force Bases that provide Air Force Materiel Command personnel support will realign to AFMC, creating opportunities to test innovative strategies for processing of civilian personnel actions. The ultimate goal is to improve civilian hiring timeliness and throughput across the Air Force.
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The NPS Research and Sponsored Programs Office (RSPO) partnered with TechLink on Sep. 27 to begin listing publicly available patents on an online express licensing portal, which dramatically streamlines technology transfers to the private sector.
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After the United States won its independence, however, Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, was too weak to maintain more than a token armed force. The United States had financed the war through huge foreign loans and by issuing paper money. Without taxing power, the Confederation could not pay off the debt. Although the government possessed one tremendous asset, western lands, it would take time to translate these holdings into cash. For the present, the Confederation government could not afford to maintain a single warship. The last ship of the Continental Navy, the frigate Alliance, was sold in 1785, and its commander, Captain John Barry, returned to civilian life. The navy disappeared and the army dwindled to a mere 700 men.
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This is the shuttle run and it's performed as part of the Army's Occupational Physical Assessment Test one of the last examinations before joining the Army. The young man is Tyler Barrows of Manchester, Maine. Unsurprisingly, Barrows easily passed his OPAT, and will leave for basic training on Oct. 15. This is unsurprising, because on his journey to join the Army he managed to lose more than 75 pounds of body fat.