Sunday, April 2, 2017

The SITREP: Army Explores “Third Arm,” Military Health Warns about Energy Drinks & More

Army Third Arm The Army Research Laboratory is developing a "third arm" passive mechanical appendage that could lessen soldier burden and increase lethality. Weighing less than 4 pounds, the device attaches to a soldier's protective vest and holds their weapon, putting less weight on their arms and freeing up their hands to do other tasks. (Army photo)

From the military services and around the DoD, here's your SITREP for Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

    • Future ground troops may one day have a "third arm" device attached to their protective vests that will hold their weapon, lessening the weight on their arms and freeing up their hands for other tasks.
    • USS Lake Erie helped distressed mariners after receiving a distress call from a civilian ship taking on water.
    • The 335th Training Squadron's Weather Training Complex Science unveiled its "Science on a Sphere" weather training aid. The system uses computers with high-end graphic cards and video projectors to display data onto the globe.
    • Grabbing an energy drink or two may seem like a good idea but Military Health System experts want you to know there's more to energy drinks than meets the eye.

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