Raytheon reveals wearable computers at AUSA 2014

By Military1 Staff Raytheon Co. unveiled its wearable computing Intel-Ops solution, the MCM Panasonic Tough Pad mini-computer, at the AUSA 2014 Meeting and Exposition. The computer system is designed to connect dismounted soldiers with information, such as map displays and terrain data when they are in the field. The MCM weighs 7 pounds, runs data using U.S. Army force-tracking software and is ruggedized for military operations. Raytheon’s Intel-Ops solution includes DCGS-A (Distributed Common Ground S ... More

Former Marines invent unique screw-in cereal spout

By Zach Murdock The Island Packet Bluffton brainiacs Matt Gulick and Mike Finlen will take their pitch for a screwy new invention to Los Angeles on Tuesday for the chance to land investors and their own infomercial. Gulick and Finlen's idea is a fresh take on keeping household foods from going stale: introducing the "Cereal Screw Spout." The product is precisely what its name implies -- a plastic screw that can be turned into a bag of sugar or a box of cereal to add a secure spout for easie ... More

Military medical team to help with Ebola in U.S.

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States. His spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the team drawn from across the military services will include 20 critical care nurses, five doctors trained in infectious diseases and five trainers in infectious disease protocols. The team will go to F ... More

Hagel seeks info on chemical weapons exposure in Iraq

By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his military chiefs and service-branch secretaries to look into questions about the medical care and treatment of about 20 service members who were exposed to chemical weapons during the Iraq war, a senior defense official said Friday. The official said Hagel made the request during a Thursday meeting and asked them to look into the troops' medical care and whether they were denied military awards. Hagel is n ... More

Army marches toward plan to assess female Ranger candidates

By Ben Wright Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Female soldiers may be in Ranger training by the spring of 2015 if the Army decides to move forward with a one-time, integrated Ranger School assessment, a Fort Benning spokesman said Thursday. The assessment would be part of the Army Soldier 2020 initiative designed to ensure "the best qualified soldiers have the opportunity to serve in any position where they are capable of performing to standard regardless of gender." The decision will be made in Januar ... More