Showing posts with label equipment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label equipment. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2015

PEO Soldier Slide Show

The Program Executive Officer Soldier (PEO Soldier) provides the U.S. Army's Soldiers with the capabilities to ensure they remain decisive and dominant throughout the full spectrum of military operations. PEO Soldier manages more than 450 products and programs to provide the best equipment (weapons, sensors, individual equipment, radios, clothing, parachutes, etc.) to ensure the Soldiers can face present and future challenges. PEO Soldier has provided us with a 264 page slide presentation (Adobe Acrobat PDF) which depicts (pictures and text) the different types of equipment it manages. Very informative.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

New - Coyote Brown Combat Boot

Next year the Army will be wearing a darker, coyote-brown version of the combat boot. The boot will be worn with the new Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) uniform. T-shirts and belts will be in a darker "tan 499 color". Read more in "Army Selects Coyote Brown Combat Boot", KIT UP!, November 20, 2014.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

War Gear Missing in Afghanistan

According to the Pentagon's inspector general there is a lot of unaccounted gear missing from the 13 year long war in Afghanistan. Read more in "Army Slow to Investigate War Gear Missing in Afghanistan", Bloomberg, November 4, 2014.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Afghanistan Seeks Military Equipment Upgrades

Afghanistan is seeking additional military hardware and equipment for its army. A recent visit to India by President Karzai highlighted the need for additional equipment and more training for the Afghan National Army (ANA). Some specific needs articulated by the Afghans include additional artillery such as the 122-mm D-30 Howitzer, helicopters and ISR platforms for the Afghan Air Force, and tanks. The United States is providing funding and equipment for the ANA but the "want" list of the Afghans does not always match up with the "give" list of the United States.One problem with the providing of advanced equipment is that the Afghan National Security Forces have a low literacy rate and high turnover making it difficult for the ANSF to train and retain qualified operators and maintainers.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Protective Eyewear in Afghanistan Saves Eyes

An embed reporter has wrote an article about the importance of protective equipment that Soldiers and Marines wear while on patrol in Afghanistan.  In this article he specifically addresses protective eyewear.  Read "The Gear That Saved a Marine Corporal's Eyes", The New York Times, January 14, 2011.