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Victorinox At AUSA

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016


Victorinox, AG will be at AUSA Annual Meeting 2016, booth #6824 at the Swiss Pavilion. Along with showing their latest and greatest products, they will also be offering a special show promotion on the Combat Utility Knife, with proceeds going to benefit AUSA.

IEE Exhibiting Line of Ruggedized Displays at AUSA 2016

Monday, September 26th, 2016

12.1-inch LAV Display and 6”x6” Avionics MFD Featured

September 2016, Van Nuys, CA—IEE, manufacturer of enhanced displays for military applications, will be exhibiting at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct 3-5th in Washington DC. IEE will be showcasing an array of ruggedized displays including hand-held devices, ground vehicle Control Display Units (CDUs), and avionics Multi Function Displays (MFDs).

One of the highlights will be a recently introduced 12.1-inch Smart-Touch CDU designed for Light-Armored Vehicles (LAV’s). This display features low latency video processing, expandable COTS open architecture, and Gigabit Ethernet networked processing. Designed to support a wide range of current and future Vetronics architectures including the US Army VICTORY Architecture and NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA).

In addition, IEE will be demonstrating an exceptional 6”x6” MFD display. Targeted first for the F-15 Multi-Purpose Display, this product provides a Form, Fit, Function, Interface (F3I) direct replacement for previously fielded Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) technology displays. With dramatically improved reliability, this AMLCD display and LED backlight, provide improved functionality with reduced weight, power, and overall operating costs. Designed for modularity and support for expansion to use open standard interfaces, this display will provide full backward compatibility while providing a platform to integrate the latest in video and processing features; such as: digital video (DVI, SMPTE-292), fiber video (ARINC-818), and networked architectures (GigE-Vision).

“The use of networked open architecture standards and modularity is at the heart of obtaining the objectives of interoperability and optimization of size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C),” said Steve Motter, Vice President of Business Development for IEE. “We excel in creating cost-efficient integrated display solutions for our customers. By designing in modularity and open standards, we pave the way for low-cost future technology insertions and capability expansions, while efficiently providing the backward compatibility required to extend the life of existing weapon platforms.”


12.1” AMLCD Display Features:

· High Bright XGA display

· Armored resistive 5-wire touch-screen

· Intel x86 dual-core processor

· High performance video and graphics processing

· Low latency video selection from multiple sources

· Frame grabber image capture

· Modular scalable design to match system architecture

· MIL-STD 810; MIL-STD 461; MIL-STD 1275


6”x6” Avionics MFD Features:

· 6”x6” 24-bit color AMLCD – selectable as monochrome Green on Black or full color

· 983 x 983 pixel resolution

· High-bright sunlight readability (HACR ? 9.5:1) and NVIS backlight

· Integral heater and anti-reflective coating

· Brightness 315 fL (Green)

· Rugged construction for military fixed and rotary wing aircraft

· Video Interface: Stroke/Raster (525 or 875 line) standard;

· Optional Video Interfaces: DVI, HD-SDI, ARINC-818

IEE is exhibiting at AUSA 2016, Oct 3-5th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington DC. Stop by booth #6553 or make an appointment with Steve Motter by calling toll-free 1-800-422-0867, ext. 327, or email

Blue Force Gear At AUSA 2015

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015


Blue Force Gear will be attending the 2015 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Email to make an appointment to meet with a member of Blue Force Gear for assistance with your requirements for lightening soldiers’ load, and to discuss OEM and Military opportunities.

AUSA Disappointed In Budget ‘Train Wreck’

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

I received this statement from AUSA earlier today and had to share it.  I agree completely.  

Statement of Gordon R. Sullivan, USA retired, Association of the U.S. Army President and CEO

“It is disappointing we sit on the sidelines watching the train wreck that is our defense budget process.

“Here we are at the start of a fiscal year with a patchwork appropriations that keeps our military funded only through Dec. 11, and with a veto threat over the defense policy bill. Everything that is happening was avoidable, if only our executive and legislative branches would work together in the name of national security.”

“In an increasingly uncertain world, failure to do something so essential as passing a defense budget does nothing to help the morale of our soldiers and other service members, nor being a credible friend and ally and a formidable foe.”

AUSA Partners With American Freedom Foundation For Hiring Event For Veterans

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

A unique hiring event for soldiers, veteran military spouses will be part of the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in partnership with the American Freedom Foundation. The event will be held Oct. 12 to 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

The “Warriors To The Workforce” hiring and training workshops event, presented by IVET and GES, is part of the American Freedom Foundation’s nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning military service members and military spouses find meaningful employment.

The event will include workshops featuring some of the top speakers in the country providing resources and information for veterans, transitioning military and military spouses. Presentations will include topics such as mental readiness, confidence building, networking and presentation skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, job searching, career planning through goal setting, translating military skills and training into civilian life and corporate experience, among others.

New this year, Resume Review, presented by Veterans Staffing Network Easter Seals’ Veterans Staffing Network, is coordinating HR professionals to be on site to advise attendees on their resumes.

Attendees will also be able to see four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Vietnam veteran, Rocky Bleier, on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Washington Redskins, Dexter Manley, on Wednesday Oct. 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Military Benefit Association exhibit area.

For more information and signup details, please visit:

AUSA – Ops-Core ACH Upgrade Components – UPDATED

Thursday, October 16th, 2014


Here are some photos of the individual components in the Ops-Core Advanced Combat Helmet upgrades. Naturally, they can be all adopted or as individual pieces.


The first piece is the 360 Deg Liner and Retention System. It attaches into place via the Velcro patches already installed in the ACH shell. The liner provides permanent impact protection (particularly against rotational forces) and you still insert pads so I’m going to suggest, if you use this upgrade, you’ll need to size up on your shell.

UPDATE – It’s true you use pads with the EPP liner but they are specially designed for use with the liner. It is not designed to be used in conjunction with the issue helmet pad. I spoke with Ops-Core and they gave me this info.

The new liner has a variable thickness EPP protective component that is coupled with comfort pads that come in three thicknesses: 1/4″ 3/8″ and 1/2″ to create ideal comfort and stability. Individuals wearing a large ACH with issue pads can use the new liner in the same size shell with greater comfort and stability


The Skeleton One Hole Shroud weighs just 42.1 grams. It’s streamlined design is snag free and the single hole will fit right on to the ACH.

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They’ve also incorporated space in the lightening holes to tie off your NODs, if needed.

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The skeleton rails offer 14 wire and cable management attachment points. They are also universally sized to fit all ACH sizes Small through Extra-Large.

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The items are available in Black, Urban Tan and Foliage Green.

AUSA – WL Gore Expands Flame Retardant Offerings

Monday, October 13th, 2014

W.L. Gore & Associates has announced it will be featuring its expanded line of FR military apparel, consisting of several jackets. The Improved EWOL now features Pyrad face fabric rather than the Nomex fabric on the current model. I have long been a fan of Gore’s Pyrad technology which retains the performance of the base fabric yet adds FR capability.

The full release can be read below:


ELKTON, MD, OCTOBER 13, 2014 – – W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., will be featuring its expanded line of flame-retardant (FR) military apparel at the 2014 AUSA Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 13-15, in Booth 2719. The portfolio includes: Gore’s FR Lightweight Loft (LWL) Jacket; GORE® PYRAD® Hardshell Jacket; EWOL (Extreme Weather Outer Layer) Jacket; and an IWOL (Intermediate Weather Outer Layer) Jacket. All products meet or exceed industry standards for flammability and thermal protective performance. Standards include, where applicable: PYROMAN™ – ASTM F 1930; Thermal Protective Performance (TPP) – ISO 17492; Flammability – Folded Edge Flame Test Method – ASTM F 1358; and Vertical Flame Test Method – ASTM D 6413.

The GORE® PYRAD® Hardshell Jacket incorporates a self-extinguishing fabric technology that offers protection in heat and flash-fire incidents. The fabric increases thermal protective performance and reduces potential for burn injury. It provides increased thermal stability and maintains physical integrity in the event of exposure to heat and flames. Further, the jacket is waterproof/windproof/breathable due to its GORE-TEX® fabric construction, making it not only protective but comfortable to the wearer in extreme environments, as well.

Gore’s FR Lightweight Loft (LWL) Jacket, which features GORE® PYRAD® Flame Retardant, provides proven heat and flame protection against battlefield hazards without sacrificing protection from the elements, especially cold temps. Gore’s FR Lightweight Loft Jacket provides heat and flame protection, is highly breathable, dries fast and packs quickly.


Gore’s next generation Extreme Weather Outer Layer (EWOL) jacket provides weather protection utilizing a waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane combined with GORE® PYRAD® Flame Retardant. It is comfortable, provides antistatic protection, and offers penetration resistance against JP-8, DEET, petroleum, oils, and lubricants.


The Intermediate Weather Outer Layer (IWOL) jacket is constructed from a MASSIF® fabric featuring GORE® FR Stretch technology in a revolutionary nylon-faced, flame resistant, water resistant laminate. This extremely durable, highly breathable fabric offers a superior warmth-to-weight ratio. GORE® membrane technology provides weather protection from rain and wind. The result is a high quality, comfortable, softshell jacket with heat and flame protection.


GORE® PYRAD® Flame Retardant is an advanced laminate technology that offers an optimal combination of thermal / flashover burn protection, environmental protection, and comfort. This unique technology self-extinguishes flames so that the fabric does not continue to burn. Traditional non-FR textiles will continue to propagate flame, exhibit melting and dripping, and increase the potential of burn injury to the skin. GORE® PYRAD® Flame Retardant increases thermal protective performance and reduces potential for burn injury.

For more information on Gore’s line of FR garments, visit Gore at the 2014 AUSA Exposition in Washington, D.C., October 13-15, in Booth 2719.

TenCate – 4th Annual Defense Leaders’ Reception – AUSA

Friday, October 10th, 2014


TenCate will be holding their 4th Annual Defense Leaders’ Reception at AUSA 2014 on October 14th, 2014 – booth 651, from 1630 to 1830. The Honorable Robert “Bob” Livingston will be attending the reception as a special guest. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.