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Space Superiority Systems Directorate

The Space Superiority Systems Wing at Los Angeles Air Force Base includes the "Space Situational Awareness Group" and the "Counterspace Group".

                                               

Texas Tower 1

Texas Tower 1 was a planned Texas Tower that was to be located on Cashes Ledge, 100 miles off the coast of New Hampshire in 36 feet of water. The 4604th Support Group, Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts was supported by nearby Pease Air Force Bas ...

                                               

Venice missile launch complex

The Venice missile launch complex was a Cold War Regulus missile firing installation "adjacent to the Venice Municipal Airport" on the Venice, Florida, beach. Beginning in 1959, KD2U-1 drone versions of the Regulus were JATO-launched from the str ...

                                               

Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

The Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force is the second highest-ranking military officer in the United States Air Force. In the event that the Chief of Staff of the Air Force is absent or is unable to perform his duties, the VCSAF as ...

                                               

Westinghouse AN/FPS-27 Radar

The AN/FPS-27 Radar was a Long Range search radar used by the United States Air Force Air Defense Command. Westinghouse built a frequency different FD search radar designed to operate in the S-range from 2322 to 2670 MHz. The radar was designed t ...

                                               

Air Warrior (U.S. Army)

Air Warrior is a modular, integrated, rapidly reconfigurable combat aircrew ensemble designed for U.S. Army aircrews. Previous aviation life support equipment consisted of a non-integrated assemblage of protective and survival gear. AW uses a sys ...

                                               

Lightweight Rucksack

The Lightweight Rucksack was the primary rucksack utilized by United States troops during the Vietnam War and also used in arctic and alpine areas. It replaced the M1952 rucksack and was in turn replaced by the ALICE in 1973. The 1967 Training Ci ...

                                               

Lobber

The Lobber was a surface-to-surface cargo missile developed during the mid 1950s by Convair for use by the United States Army. Intended to deliver supplies to troops in combat, it was successfully tested, but failed to go into production.

                                               

M141 Bunker Defeat Munition

The M141 Bunker Defeat Munition, or SMAW-D, is a single-shot, shoulder-launched weapon designed to defeat hardened structures. The weapon was designed as a modification of the United States Marine Corps Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weap ...

                                               

Multi-Mission Launcher

The Multi-Mission Launcher is an open-systems architecture multi-role missile launching system created by the United States Armys Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

                                               

XM501 Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System

The Non-Line of Sight Launch System was a self-contained missile launcher system that was under development by NETFIRES LLC, a partnership between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. Each Container Launch Unit holds 15 missiles, and a self-locating net ...

                                               

Camp Stanley (Texas)

Camp Stanley is a U.S. Army facility located at the Leon Springs Military Reservation, the present day Camp Bullis, twenty miles northwest of downtown San Antonio near Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. It operates the "Camp Stanley Storage Activity" as an ...

                                               

Efficient Basing-Grafenwohr

Efficient Basing Grafenwohr is a Seventh United States Army initiative conducted in Grafenwohr, Germany, to consolidate command and control headquarters and six battalion-sized elements in support of Army and USAREUR transformation. The goal of t ...

                                               

George H. Crosman United States Army Reserve Center

The George H. Crosman United States Army Reserve Center is a United States Army Reserve facility located in Taunton, Massachusetts. In 2007, the center was the location of a spate of Humvee thefts, in which thieves stole the vehicles and joyrode ...

                                               

Pohakuloa Training Area

Pōhakuloa Training Area is located on the island of Hawaii in the high plateau between Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Hualālai volcanic mountains. It includes a small military airstrip known as Bradshaw Army Airfield.

                                               

U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg

United States Army Garrison Bamberg is located on Warner Barracks in Bamberg, Germany. The unit provides "installation capabilities and services to support expeditionary operations in a time of persistent conflict, and to provide a quality of lif ...

                                               

Brigade insignia of the United States Army

A shoulder sleeve insignia is an embroidered emblem worn on the sleeves of some United States Army uniforms to identify the primary headquarters to which a soldier is assigned. Like division sized units, separate brigades of the U.S. Army are all ...

                                               

Division insignia of the United States Army

Shoulder sleeve insignia are cloth emblems worn on the shoulders of US Army uniforms to identify the primary headquarters to which a soldier is assigned. The SSI of some army divisions have become known in popular culture.

                                               

Miscellaneous shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Army

Shoulder sleeve insignia are cloth emblems worn on the shoulders of US Army uniforms to identify the primary headquarters to which a Soldier is assigned. Most military units smaller than brigades do not have SSI, but rather wear the SSI of a high ...

                                               

United States Army branch insignia

Branch insignia of the United States Army refers to military emblems that may be worn on the uniform of the United States Army to denote membership in a particular area of expertise and series of functional areas. Army branch insignia is similar ...

                                               

United States military beret flash

In the United States armed forces, a beret flash is a shield-shaped embroidered cloth or metallic insignia that is usually attached to a stiffener backing of a military beret. Today, the attached flash is worn over the left eye of the wearer with ...

                                               

AIT Platoon Sergeant

An Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant is a United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer responsible for the health, welfare, mentoring, disciplining, physical fitness and Warrior-Task training of AIT Soldiers. NCOs in the enlisted grade ...

                                               

Information Assurance Security Officer

An Information Assurance Security Officer in the United States Army is primarily responsible for the security and integrity of the information systems in his or her area of responsibility.

                                               

Active Guard Reserve

Active Guard Reserve refers to a United States Army and United States Air Force federal military program which places Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers and Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve airmen on federal active duty status ...

                                               

Recruit Sustainment Program

Recruit Sustainment Program is a program of the United States Army National Guard designed to introduce new recruits to the fundamentals of the U.S. Army before they leave to Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. The motto is "P ...

                                               

Thomas Carpenter Jr.

Specialist Four Thomas Carpenter, Jr., U.S. Army was killed in a sapper attack on his base at Kontum, Vietnam, on January 10, 1968. His name is engraved on Panel 34E, Row 15 of the Vietnam War Memorial. In 2003, his name was given bases in Iraq, ...

                                               

Freedom Team Salute

U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute was an official U.S. Army Commendation Program sponsored by the Secretary of the Army and U.S. Army Chief of Staff. The Freedom Team Salute Program began in 2005 and ceased operation at the end of February 2010. Over ...

                                               

Grow the Army

Grow the Army was a transformation and restationing initiative of the United States Army announced in 2007. The initiative was designed to grow the U.S. Armys force by almost 75.000 soldiers, while realigning a large portion of the force in Europ ...

                                               

Mounted Soldier System

The Mounted Soldier System or Ground Warrior is a combat vehicle crewman ensemble integrating advanced gear as an effective force multiplier in combat theater.

                                               

Soldier 2025

Soldier 2025 is a United States Army research and development project to create an advanced, high-tech combat uniform for U.S. infantry soldiers. The features of this outfit include nanotechnology, built-in sensors, and physical augmentations.

                                               

XM17 Modular Handgun System competition

The XM17 Modular Handgun System competition was a United States Army and United States Air Force competition for a new service pistol. The Modular Handgun System was solicited by a Request for Proposals in September 2015 and is anticipated to be ...

                                               

Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer

The Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer provides the Chief of Staff of the United States Army with subject matter expertise on warrant officer training and development, to include proper balance of training, education and professional experience fo ...

                                               

Brigadier general (United States)

In the United States Armed Forces, brigadier general is a one-star general officer with the pay grade of O-7 in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force. Brigadier general ranks above a colonel and below major general. The rank of bri ...

                                               

Captain (United States O-3)

In the United States Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force, captain is a company grade officer rank, with the pay grade of O-3. It ranks above first lieutenant and below major. It is equivalent to the rank of lieutenant in the Navy/Coast Gu ...

                                               

Colonel (United States)

In the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, colonel is the most senior field grade military officer rank, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and just below the rank of brigadier general. It is equivalent to the naval ran ...

                                               

First lieutenant

First lieutenant is a commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces and, in some forces, an appointment. In the rank of Lieutenant has different meanings in different military formations to see comparative military ranks, but in most ca ...

                                               

General (United States)

In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Air Force, and United States Space Force, general is a four-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-10. General ranks above lieutenant general and below General of th ...

                                               

General of the Armies

The General of the Armies of the United States, or more commonly referred to as General of the Armies, is the highest possible rank in the United States Army. The rank is equated to that of a six-star general and is one of the two highest possibl ...

                                               

General of the Army (United States)

General of the Army is a five-star general officer and the second highest possible rank in the United States Army. A General of the Army ranks immediately above a general and is equivalent to a fleet admiral and a General of the Air Force. The Ge ...

                                               

Lieutenant (United States)

The military rank of lieutenant, in the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps, and United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, the rank of lieutenant ...

                                               

Lieutenant colonel (United States)

In the United States Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force, lieutenant colonel is a field-grade military officer rank, just above the rank of major and just below the rank of colonel. It is equivalent to the naval rank of commander in the o ...

                                               

Lieutenant general (United States)

In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and the United States Air Force, lieutenant general is a three-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-9. Lieutenant general ranks above major general and below general. Lieutenant ...

                                               

List of ranks used by the United States Army

This is a list of every rank used by the United States Army, with dates showing each ranks beginning and end. The series used at the end of the revolutionary war are shown as ending on 2 June 1784. This is the date that the Continental army was o ...

                                               

Major general (United States)

In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, major general is a two-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-8. Major general ranks above brigadier general and below lieutenant general. A major gen ...

                                               

Sergeant first class

Sergeant First Class is a military rank in some militaries and other uniformed organizations around the world, typically that of a senior non-commissioned officer.

                                               

Sergeant Major of the Army

The Sergeant Major of the Army is a unique non-commissioned rank and position of office in the United States Army. The holder of this rank and position is the most senior enlisted member of the Army, unless an Army enlisted man is serving as the ...

                                               

Specialist (rank)

Specialist is a military rank in some countries armed forces. In the United States military, it is one of the four junior enlisted ranks in the U.S. Army, above private first class and equivalent in pay grade to corporal. Unlike corporals, specia ...

                                               

338th Regiment (United States)

The 338th Infantry Regiment was a National Army Infantry Regiment first organized for service in World War I as part of the 85th Infantry Division in Europe. It later served in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II. Since then it has serv ...

                                               

Battle Assembly

Battle Assembly is the term used by the United States Army Reserve to describe monthly training, where soldiers practice and perfect their military skills and maintain individual and unit readiness in the event of mobilization and deployment. The ...

                                               

Office of the Chief, Army Reserve

The Office of the Chief of Army Reserve is located at Fort Belvoir, VA, and provides the Chief of Army Reserve with a staff of functional advisors who develop and execute Army Reserve plans, policies and programs, plus administer Army Reserve per ...