This illustration shows the Modular Ballistic Protection System, which provides immediate protection for expeditionary base camps until sandbags or concrete barriers are put in place. (Photo courtesy of NSRDEC)
17 February 2012

Bringing immediate protection to Soldiers

Your unit deployed so rapidly to the remote location that there was no time to set up sandbags and concrete barriers to protect the base camp. So how do you protect Soldiers in these temporary camps? With the Modular Ballistic Protection System.

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Army Budget Director Maj. Gen. Phillip E. McGhee and Army Budget Deputy Director Barbara L. Bonessa brief reporters on President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2013 defense budget proposal at the Pentagon, Feb. 13, 2012. (Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, DOD)
14 February 2012

Army rolls out 2013 budget request

Despite cutbacks, the Army's fiscal 2013 budget request includes a pay increase of 1.7 percent for Soldiers, as well as allowance increases of 3.9 percent for housing and 3.4 for subsistence.

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