The Army has been working to update its soldier protection system for women and men who are smaller in size.
SpecOps forces are testing a combat armor designed to cover more of an operator's body than previous protective gear.
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The search area known as Arrowhead Ridge, or Hill 281, was the site of fierce battles.
The Army is close to approving a lightweight body armor plate with a "shooter's cut" to provide greater mobility in combat.
The Army's multi-component Soldier Protection System body armor features hard-armor plates designed to stop rifle rounds.
The new plates will be fielded in addition to the enhanced small arms protective insert (ESAPI) plates now in use.
The Marine Corps awarded a $59.4 million contract to make the armor inserts for the service's new plate carrier.
Army officials want to make soldiers' body armor up to 30 percent lighter.
Commanders could soon give Marines the OK to wear body armor that weighs up to 40 percent less than their current plates.
In a letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., said the plan was developed with no notice to Congress.
USAA Federal Savings Bank is part of USAA, which has about 13 million military and veteran-affiliated members.
The Army has said they are looking into the soldier’s actions for potential safety violations.
Two senators say the new Army Combat Fitness Test sets unrealistic standards for some soldiers.
The Marine Corps has officially retired the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter.