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A Modified version of the video game "Artemis," was the platform of choice during the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade's Cyber Capture the Flag exercise at the McGill Training Center on Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, May 19, 2015. Particpants used the modified game to help enhance their cyber capabilities. (DOD photo by Jacqueline M. Hames, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
2 July 2015

Gaming to win

Cyber Soldiers use a popular gaming platform to hone their offensive and defensive tactics.

A biohazard sign outside a support laboratory for the Whole System Live Agent Test chamber on Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The WSLAT chamber can handle agents up to biological safety level three, which includes biological warfare agents that can cause treatable diseases in humans. (DOD photo by Jacqueline M. Hames)
2 April 2015

Clearing the air

The Whole System Live Agent Test chamber will enable U.S. Army scientists to evaluate the effectiveness of bio detection gear with warfighter safety in mind.

The M50 gas mask, Joint Services Aircrew Member MPU-5 and JSAM Fixed Wing masks featured in this image await SMARTMAN testing at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Aug. 29, 2011. The SMARTMAN is a human bust fixture designed for testing gas masks and other breathing apparatus. (U.S. Army photo by Al Vogel)
27 March 2015

From test tube to battlefield

The U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground is in the business of validating defensive and offensive capabilities before putting them in the hands of warfighters.

A German tank crew guards a column of American prisoners of war during World War II. Like the members of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, 394th Regiment, 99th Infantry Division, these men were doomed to a hellish existence until Allied troops began liberating POW camps in the spring of 1945. The men of the I&R Platoon had been captured on the first day of the Battle of the Bulge, Dec. 16, 1944. Their 12-hour stand against a German battalion in Lanzerath, Belgium, helped delay the initial German force long enough for the Allies to move troops and reinforce critical positions, thereby helping win the battle. The men were finally recognized for their bravery in 1981 with a Presidential Unit Citation, four Distinguished Service Crosses, five Silver Stars and 9 Bronze Stars with V device, making the platoon the most decorated of World War II. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Center for Military History)
26 January 2015

One more battle

After a 12-hour stand on the first day of the Battle of the Bulge, the men of the 394th Regiment's Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon faced a new fight for survival in Nazi POW camps.

Private First Class Tammy Scriven, an information technology specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Signal Brigade, provides desktop computer support, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia. Scriven says her family does special things to let her know they are thinking of her during the holidays. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Rashene Mincy, 55th Signal Company-Combat Camera)
22 December 2014

Deployed during the holidays: staying connected

Deployments are hard on Soldiers and their families, but they can be especially difficult during the holidays. Soldiers and their families share ways to stay connected and reduce stress.

Deep in the Ardennes Forest, on a hill above the village of Lanzerath, Belgium, members of the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, 394th Regiment, 99th Infantry Division would have camouflaged their foxholes like this unidentified unit. The foxholes, fortified with three to five thick logs each, helped the Soldiers not only withstand three German assaults the first day of the Battle of the Bulge, Dec. 16, 1944, but inflict withering casualties before they finally ran out of ammunition and were captured. They delayed the initial German force for half a day, long enough for the Allies to move troops and reinforce critical positions, thereby helping win the battle. The men were finally recognized for their bravery in 1981 with a Presidential Unit Citation, four Distinguished Service Crosses, five Silver Stars and 9 Bronze Stars with V device, making the platoon the most decorated of World War II. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army Center for Military History)
16 December 2014

The Battle of Lanzerath

Outnumbered 20 to one, this is the story of how a single U.S. Army intelligence and reconnaissance platoon held up the German advance, changing the outcome of the Battle of the Bulge.

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5 June 2015

Q & A with Joe Galloway

Soldiers talks to Joe Galloway, famed Vietnam War correspondent, author and veterans advocate, about the congressionally mandated Vietnam War Commemoration.

6 March 2015

Sleep tips from the experts

We know it can be tough to get a solid night’s sleep, so we turned to the Army’s sleep experts and tracked down their top tips.

5 December 2014

How to train a service dog

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Spencer Milo, who participated in the service dog-training program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, talks about what goes into getting a dog ready to partner with a wounded veteran.

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Pfc. Craig Jensen, a photographer with the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, takes a photo of Air Force Master Sgt. Dominic Dickens as he climbs through an obstacle at Gunpowder Military Reservation, Maryland, during the 3rd Annual Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, July 15, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee, Air Force Production, Defense Media Activity)
Members of the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) and the U.S. Navy Fleet Combat Camera Pacific stack up and prepare to enter and clear a room during a quick reaction force scenario, as part of the 3rd Annual Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition at Gunpowder Military Reservation, Maryland, July 15, 2015. To determine the best team, members with combat camera units from the Air Force, Army and Navy competed in pairs through a multitude of tests including a written exam, an obstacle course, 7-mile ruck march, and an M4 firing qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee, Air Force Production, Defense Media Activity)
U.S. Army Pfc. William Lockwood, a combat documentation/production specialist assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) fires his M4 carbine rifle for qualification during the 3rd Annual Spc. Hilda Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, July 14, 2015. Weapons qualification was conducted on day two of the weeklong competition, where two-person teams competed in a variety of events that tested their technical and tactical skills. The joint-service competition was established in honor of fallen combat camera Soldier Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, who gave her life July 2, 2013, in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Paul Sale)
Senior Airman Cory Payne, a photographer from the 3rd Combat Camera Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio participates in an M4 qualification course during the 3rd Annual Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, July 14, 2015. To determine the best team, members with combat camera units from the Air Force, Army and Navy competed in pairs through a multitude of tests, including an obstacle course and a quick reaction force scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee, Air Force Production, Defense Media Activity)
U.S. Army Pvt. Noel Toye, a combat documentation/production specialist with the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), listens to instruction during the 3rd Annual Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, July 15, 2015. The competition was designed to challenge combat camera personnel from each military branch to complete field training, documentation and obstacles for time and grades. Twelve two-person, joint-service teams competed for five days in rigorous mental and physical challenges like shooting, a 7-mile ruck march, obstacle course, doctrine test and an imagery competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr., Air Force Production, Defense Media Activity)
Spc. Jaquan Turnbow, a member of the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, crawls under an obstacle at the Gunpowder Military Reservation, Maryland, during the 3rd Annual Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, July 15, 2015. To determine the best team, members with combat camera units from the Air Force, Army and Navy competed in pairs through a multitude of tests including a written exam, 7-mile ruck march and an M4 firing qualification among other events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)
U.S. Army Pvt. Noel Toye, a documentation/production specialist with the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), competes during the 3rd Annual Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, July 15, 2015. The competition was designed to challenge combat camera personnel from each military branch to complete field training, documentation and obstacles for time and grades. Twelve two-person joint-service teams competed for five days in rigorous mental and physical challenges like shooting, a 7-mile ruck march, obstacle course, doctrine test and an imagery competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr., Air Force Production, Defense Media Activity)
Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors walk toward an obstacle course during the U.S. Army 55th Signal Company's Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition, July 15, 2015. The competition was designed to challenge combat camera personnel from each military branch to complete field training, documentation and obstacles for time and grades. Twelve two-person, joint-service teams competed for five days in rigorous mental and physical challenges like shooting, a 7-mile ruck march, obstacle course, doctrine test and an imagery competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr., Air Force Production, Defense Media Activity)
From left, U.S. Army Spc. Steven Hitchcock, Spc. Michael Herrero, Cpl. George Huley and Pvt. Noel Toye, all assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), participate in a 7-mile ruck march during the 3rd Annual Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, July 14, 2015. Combat Camera professionals from the Army, Air Force and Navy competed in two-person teams throughout the weeklong event, which tested their technical and tactical skills. The competition honors fallen combat camera Soldier Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, who gave her life July 2, 2013, in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Teddy Wade)
U.S. Army Sgt. Earnest Knight, a combat documentation/production specialist assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), flips a tire during the 3rd Annual Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, July 13, 2015. Throughout the weeklong competition, two-person teams from the Army, Air Force and Navy competed in a variety of events that assessed their technical and tactical skills. The competition was established in honor of fallen combat camera Soldier Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, who gave her life July 2, 2013, in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory D. Payne)
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