Fast-Modernizing Army Needs Sustainment Help

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Fast-Modernizing Army Needs Sustainment Help

As the Army moves forward with its modernization priorities, the service’s sustainment enterprise is keeping up strategically and operationally by investing in new capabilities and improving existing ones, the Army’s senior sustainment officer said.

Informing the future of those sustainment capabilities will be lessons learned from the Army’s ongoing Project Convergence effort, which pairs soldiers with scientists in the field to test new capabilities.

‘Revolutionary Capability’ Coming for Combat Troops

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‘Revolutionary Capability’ Coming for Combat Troops

The Army is setting the bar high for the next generation of weapons as it aims to improve soldiers’ lethality on the future battlefield.

“Teamwork is the sustaining function, and it’s the foundation of everything we’re achieving,” Maj. Gen. David Hodne, director of the Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team and the Army Infantry School commandant, said March 18.

Day 3 of Global Force Next Features AMC Commander

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Day 3 of Global Force Next Features AMC Commander

The final day of Global Force Next, the Association of the U.S. Army’s three-day virtual conference, will feature a keynote address by Gen. Ed Daly, commanding general of Army Materiel Command. 

This year’s theme is “The U.S. Army: Protecting Tomorrow Through Persistent Modernization.” Presentations throughout the event will focus on the Army’s transformation and modernization efforts and include updates from Army Futures Command’s eight cross-functional teams. 

Updated Aircraft Critical to Future Army Success

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Updated Aircraft Critical to Future Army Success

The Army must continue the work it has begun to update its fleet of helicopters with aircraft that can fly further and faster across the future battlefield, several top Army aviation experts said.

“Modernization is an imperative,” Brig. Gen. Robert Barrie, Aviation program executive officer, said March 17 as he appeared on a panel during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Next virtual conference. 

“I don't see it as a choice,” Barrie said. “It’s a matter of us prioritizing those efforts.”

Modernization Gives Army Overmatch, Deterrence

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Modernization Gives Army Overmatch, Deterrence

As the Army undertakes its most extensive transformation effort in decades, the service’s goal is not to get into a fight, the commander of Army Futures Command said.

“Overmatch is about fighting and winning, but overmatch is also about the ability to deter,” said Gen. Mike Murray.

Murray Headlines Day 2 of Global Force Next

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Murray Headlines Day 2 of Global Force Next

The second day of Global Force Next, the Association of the U.S. Army’s three-day virtual conference, features a keynote address by Gen. Mike Murray, commanding general of Army Futures Command. 

This year’s theme is “The U.S. Army: Protecting Tomorrow Through Persistent Modernization.” Presentations throughout the event will focus on the Army’s transformation and modernization efforts and include updates from Army Futures Command’s eight cross-functional teams. 

Army Transformation Brings Bold Changes

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Army Transformation Brings Bold Changes

The U.S. Army has embarked on its biggest transformation in 40 years, boldly revolutionizing the force in far deeper ways than just new weapons and capabilities, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said March 16.

In a keynote address March 16 during Global Force Next, a three-day virtual conference hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army, McConville said every part of the Army is evolving in an effort that changes how the force fights, how it does business and how it treats people, uniformed and civilian.

Modernization Efforts Begin Yielding Results

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Modernization Efforts Begin Yielding Results

Army transformation is about to deliver results in the field, Army leaders said March 16 on the opening day of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Global Force Next, a three-day virtual forum.

Based on a theme of “Protecting Tomorrow through Persistent Modernization,” the Army’s goal is to set a course for four years of steady progress. Getting this right puts the Army and the joint force on a solid path, said retired Gen. Carter Ham, AUSA president and CEO.

Global Force Next Virtual Conference Starts Today

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Global Force Next Virtual Conference Starts Today

Global Force Next, the Association of the U.S. Army’s three-day virtual conference, kicks off March 16 with opening remarks from acting Army Secretary John Whitley and a noon address from Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville.