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 Heritage Index assessed U.S. military strength across the service branches on a five-tiered scale.
U.S. Army Recruiting Command is reducing its force by roughly 1,700 recruiters over the next year.
Robert Teichgraeber, 100, survived 421 days as a prisoner of war.
By the end of the spring, there will be 294 new naval aviation officers.
Members of II Marine Expeditionary Force wrapped up a training exercise last week that ran from North Carolina to New York.