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.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.