Friday, March 10, 2006

Stories from this week

Here they are, each weighing in at least at 35 column inches. Click the headlines for the full stories.

Knox hosts vehicle evaluation
International vendors show off unusual systems

For the past two weeks, Fort Knox has hosted several vehicles not normally seen in Army motor pools.

There were a few souped-up armored cars, trucks outfitted with heavily-armored gun boxes, and one vehicle that looked a little like an amphibious landing craft on wheels.

Sexual assault policy offers reporting options
As part of the Defense Department's ongoing efforts to fight sexual assault, the Army has adopted a new set of policies designed to encourage victims to report incidents of rape and other assault.

While the year-old Sexual Assault Prevention and Reporting program has been incorporated into training calendars Army-wide since its inception in March 2005, an often-misunderstood element of the program is the choice of reporting options it provides to service members who are victims of sexual assault.

Experimental brigade tests ideas of the future on Knox

"Magnificent! Compared to war, all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance."
--Gen. George Patton Jr.

A group of about 40 officers, civilians, and senior NCOs from the Future Brigade Combat Team Experimental Element Brigade gathered on Fort Knox Feb. 23 in the back of the Close Combat Tactical Trainer, around a large square laid out in tape and yarn on the floor amid the trainer's many combat simulators.


UPDATE: Open Post at the Mudville Gazette.