Nutritionists at the Defense Department’s Combat Feeding Program and the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine are working together to provide soldiers with healthy, good-tasting, sustainable and nutritionally sound combat rations.
“We’re charged with a fairly awesome task, and that is to fuel the Defense Department’s most flexible and adaptable weapons platform, and that of course is the individual warfighter,” said Gerry Darsch, director of the Defense Department’s Combat Feeding Program (more…)
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 2:00 p.m. ET, we will interview Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Callahan, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center Operations Officer, who will discuss the basics of tropical meteorology along with how the Joint Typhoon Warning Center is able to complete their mission with the use of the latest weather satellite technology, improvements in computer modeling, and through partnerships with other agencies. In its 50th year of operations, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center provides tropical cyclone reconnaissance, forecasts and warnings in the 110 million square miles encompassed by the Pacific and Indian Oceans for the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Scientists at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing tiny automatic sensors that can be manufactured right into the armored plates of vehicles. The sensors self-report when they’re in good condition – and when they’ve been damaged.
Dr. Thomas Meitzler, team leader of TARDEC’s nondestructive testing and evaluation laboratory, says (more…)