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Well Equipped

See how these Soldiers rely on state-of-the-art equipment to complete their missions safely and efficiently.

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  • Pvt Matthew Bryan

    Learn more about the equipment Matthew uses and why his job is vital to the succ...

    CATEGORY: Technology and Weapons

    TAGS: Advanced Field Artillery Technical Data Systems Specialist

    Pvt Matthew Bryan
  • SPC Shawn Deedrick

    Shawn talks about the challenges of his job and how rewarding it is to serve his...

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: Avionics Equipment Repairer Army Aviation

    SPC Shawn Deedrick
  • PFC Jared Gleave

    Jared talks about what it's like to be the eyes and ears of the commander on the...

    CATEGORY: Technology and Weapons

    TAGS: Cavalry Scout Weapons

    PFC Jared Gleave
  • Lead and Train Soldiers

    CPT Richard Taylor talks about his responsibilities and goals as an Infantry Off...

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: training Leadership

    Lead and Train Soldiers
  • Brian Thixton

    PVT Thixton talks about the unique opportunities, training and equipment availab...

    CATEGORY: Technology and Weapons

    TAGS: Intelligence Weapons

    Brian Thixton
  • Center for the Intrepid Attendee Reactions

    Center for the Intrepid tour attendees provide their reactions. These residents ...

    Center for the Intrepid Attendee Reactions
  • U.S. Army STEM Experience

    Rise to the challenge in this fast-moving scenario where your knowledge and prob...

    CATEGORY: Events

    TAGS: Technology Recruiter Military Gear

    U.S. Army STEM Experience
  • Tanks and Fighting Vehicles

    Video of soldiers and tanks in action. No script.

    CATEGORY: Vehicles & Equipment

    TAGS: Army Vehicles Army Tanks

    Tank and fighting vehicles
    Tanks and Fighting Vehicles
  • Clothing & Individual Equipment

    Soldiers optimize their readiness by using the most versatile, functional and mo...

    CATEGORY: Technology and Weapons

    TAGS: Equipment Body Armor

    Clothing & Individual Equipment
  • Rapid Fielding Initiative

    Learn about new equipment Soldiers' are receiving to take to the battlefield.

    CATEGORY: Technology and Weapons

    TAGS: RFI Gear

    Rapid Fielding Initiative
  • Well Equipped

    See how these Soldiers rely on state-of-the-art equipment to complete their miss...

    CATEGORY: Technology and Weapons

    TAGS: Equipment Technology

    Well Equipped
  • 11B – Airborne Infantry:

    Learn parachuting protocol and orienteering, utilizing the most cutting edge equ...

    11B – Airborne Infantry:

    Trainees learn more team-building skills as they complete the confidence course....

    CATEGORY: Soldier Life

    TAGS: Basic Training Army Experience

  • Private Nicholas Springob

    Private Nicholas Springob answers Mark from Radcliff, Kentucky who asks; "How mu...

    CATEGORY: About the Army

    Private Nicholas Springob

    Private Nicholas Springob answers Mark from Radcliff, Kentucky who asks; "How mu...

  • 2009 EPISODE 4 of 12: SPOT JUMP

    With more than 160 pounds of equipment on their backs, competitors race to see w...

    2009 EPISODE 4 of 12: SPOT JUMP
  • Why I Joined – SPC Daniel Lopez

    See why SPC Daniel Lopez was inspired to enlist in the Army Reserve.

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Benefits Family Vehicles & Equipment

    Why I Joined – SPC Daniel Lopez
  • Skills In Action – SPC Daniel Lopez

    Find out how SPC Daniel Lopez used his skills as a UH-60 Helicopter Repairer in ...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve Career & Jobs Education Benefits Vehicles & Equipment Family

    Skills In Action – SPC Daniel Lopez
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Well Equipped

See how these Soldiers rely on state-of-the-art equipment to complete their missions safely and efficiently.

The Soldier is the fundamental building block of everything in the Army. The mission is a two fold mission. The increase of Soldiers' combat effectiveness. Save Soldiers' lives and increase the Soldier's quality of life.
The helmets are awesome. The helmet is a big improvement; it's lighter.
The body armor and the new advance combat helmet - it routinely stopped rounds. We had on several occasions, Soldiers pulling bullets from there helmets and body armor. Clearly saved their lives.
We rely on that stuff so much. Like different updates, different sites scopes - stuff like that. Saves our lives most of the time.
Soldiers' sensors and lasers enhances the Soldier's ability to see, to acquire and finally to target those entities.
It was easier to see through the smoke and actually identify targets You can see through smoke, fog, just about anything.
We treat the Soldier as a system.
By looking at the Soldiers as a system we ultimately become a combat multiplier. We do that by providing the Soldier more comfort, enhanced performance, greater survivability and then, ultimately, greater lethality.
There is interface control between all the pieces of equipment so they all work together as whole. I don't think we could have accomplished everything we have with out the equipment that we have.
The stuff we use now and some of the stuff that is coming out, is the equipment we need to complete a mission. If we were to go out there with out some of this stuff we would not be able to complete our mission. Period.
We're modernizing at mach speed. Once we feel a piece of equipment we don't rest on our laurels all. We know that either now or the very near horizon there will be something better. And we get out and chase that next best thing and we go out and get it.
We have two new parachutes - the advance active parachute system, the maneuverable canopy six, it has a lower rate of descent. Approximately 19ft per second, and it will ultimately result in fewer injuries.
The land warrior, north of Bagdad - it's a paradigm leader shifting capability.
It's a leader tool, that provides unparallel situational awareness. Which provides me with better ability to command and control the movement of the unit and also to prevent fratricide and also determine what amount of force I want to bring to bear on no unsuspected enemy location at any given time.
You got to have that crucial weapon to suppress the target. Defeat the target and allowing the individual Soldier to maneuver. To make sure that every Soldier gets the state of the art equipment prior to going into a war fight. It is just a great way of taking current technology and get it to the Soldier - right now. RFI is fielding 20,000 Soldiers per month. It's an incredible operation that they're doing.
It provides lethality, survivability, mobility, equipment and the Soldiers really love it. They love the gear and they trust it and they become accustom to having the very best. The best for the best. The best equipment for the best Soldiers in the world. Just phenomenal, phenomenal products. It's extremely personal to us. Extremely personal. I visualize my brothers that are out there fighting the war with that equipment. So it is extremely personal.
I can't tell you how many times I've been in a fire fight. Never received a purple heart, but it is because of the stuff we wear.
Today's Soldier is very well equiped. With the very best equipment we could have right now.
He was attacked while on patrol. He was shot and it hit his armor that was on his chest. Blew a huge hole in it.
It knocked me on my butt. I looked down at my chest, there was no blood oozing out. I looked down on the floor of the humvee and it was a tracer burning. I still have it. I was fine. So I got up and started shooting again.
We have the best young men and women the country has to offer today and they're smarter, they're tougher, they're more capable and we owe it to them to make their job as easy as possible. It never ceases to amaze me, the phenomenal job that they are doing and dealing with. So it's our responsibility to give the best, the best equipment that we can get out there. And that is exactly what we are doing.
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