The Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 23, 1992 Page: 1 of 28
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Leisure Bulletins .......................
NEWS THIS WEEK
foAII Volunteers at FortHood
JjoGtl volunteers who. have committed'
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community making imp
to. the readiness of our soldiers
Ipg the quality of life at Fort Hood
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participate in a wide variety of programs to
supplement and extend our ability to sup-
port our soldiers and their families. Volun-
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I commend Fort Hood volunteers oh thp
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excellence. Volunteer service takes a
deal of time and energy. It should never go
unnoticed or unappreciated. I invite Fort
Hood military and civilian personnel to jo?***
me in recognizing our fine vOhmteers ps|S
cially during the celebration of .Ns
-Volunteer Week April 26
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good for three days in 1-992. Eligibilit'
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SERVING THE PHANTOM ARMORED CORPS
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By Dawn McGlynn
13th COSCOM Public Affairs
Progress is the way of the fu-
ture. Military equipment is con-
stantly being improved and up-
graded letting the Army keep up
with industry standards.
SOLDIERS OF th 13th
COSCOM got a first-hand look at
By Nat Dell
TEC Public Affairs
TEXCOM not only tests new tech-
nology for use on the battlefield it
also uses new technology to conduct
THE AUTOMATED Player Eval-
uation System is a sample of the
advanced technology being used in
tests involving instrumented dis-
mounted players at the Test and
Experimentation Command Fort
Hunter Liggett Calif.
Developed by the Scientific Sup-
port Laboratory co-located with
TEC APES should greatly reduce
player and instrumentation count-
down times before instrumented bat-
tie scenarios begin.
According to Tom Loisel project
engineer “APES will also lower the
number of technicians needed to run
The countdowns area series of
proof checks to ensure players’ weap-
ons and instrumentation systems are
working before a recorded instru-
mented field trial begins.
The verification process includes
checking the boresight of players’
laser devices and weapons-the laser
devices fire eye-safe “bullets” of in-
frared light which are substitutes
for live ammunition checking for
the proper operation of laser sensors
worn by players and verifying that
players’ telemetry instrumentation
systems are working right.
Mutual benefits result as
soldiers refurbish range’s
leadership reaction course
By Larry R. Butterfas
4th Public Affairs Team
The 1st Cavalry Division recently set up a
contest called the Cav Cup for all scouts in the
ONE OF THE tasks in this competition is
the Leadership Reaction Course. However be-
cause of not being used last winter the course
wasn’t up to standard and needed many re-
“I was tasked to run this course April 1 for
the Cav Cup competition” said 1st Lt. John A.
Miller 3rd platoon leader Company E 1st
Squadron 7th Cavaliy Regiment. “I came out
here to look at the course and realized it
needed a lot of work.”
“I got the my platoon out here and we took
to the task” Miller said. “There was so much
brush and growth in here it took a two-and-a-
half ton truck to haul it all out.”
Many of the obstacles were falling apart and
falling down according to Miller.
Range Control members helped out by do-
nating all the materials used to fix the LRC
wood paint nails etc.
“We came out here April 7 and drained it.
Then we scraped out the sludge on the bot-
tom” said Miller holding his hands about two
feet apart describing depth. “Afterwards we let
it sit for a day to dry out.”
During the drying period Miller and his
platoon began clearing all the brush and re-
pairing the obstacles.
“The guys did a lot of building” he added
referring to new walls built and repaired.
Thursday April 23 1992
TEXCOM uses APES
for traditional testing
in soaring tech jungle
Unit gets upgraded storage bins
some of this new equipment April
15 and 16 as AAR Brooks & Per-
kins Cadillac Manufacturing Divi-
sion a corporation from Cadillac
Mich. diaplayed new upgrades at
553rd Supply and Service Bat-
talion and Robert Gray Army Air-
One of the upgrades is an im-
proved storage system. The con-
tainer designed to replace the Mil
Critical data that will be used for
real-time casualty assessment once
a trial begins is also collected dur-
Casualty data includes identifica-
tion codes for each player weapon
and instrumentation system worn by
the player. All of the data and veri-
fication results are combined for
each player and are sent to an
events computer at TEC’s Integrated
The events computer is a compo-
nent of TEC’s RTCA system. It
records and tracks player actions
and performs casualty assessments
during instrumented field trials.
According to Loisel before APES
was developed “countdowns were
very time consuming and labor-
intensive. We needed six technicians
and at least 2 1/2 hours to perform
countdowns on 40 instrumented
players. Much of that time involved
radio communication between the
technicians running the countdowns
and an events computer operator”
“With APES we can process 140
players in 1 1/2 hours and we’ll only
need three or four technicians”
The system is a mobile computer-
controlled master station which can
be moved to test sites on a pickup
truck. Each master station controls
up to six “portals” or processing
stations which can perform count-
by writers herein are their own and are not to be considered an official
expression of the Department of the Army. The appearance of advertise
(See APES A2)
First Teamers compete in Cav Cup contest
Spc. Samuel Roarke Co E 1-7 Cav
goes upsidedown and hand over
hand on a steel cable while trying to
The next step was drawing the equipment
needed to run the LRC News planks barrels
The soldiers finished their vg&rk April 10.
They then enjoyed the fruits of their labor as
they went through the course attempting to
complete each task.
“This course takes a lot of coordination”
itary Storage Container is called
an Intermodal Shipping Unit. Ac-
cording to Mr. Dick Langstraat a
sales representative it has many
advantages over the older model.
One of the many improvements
is added storage space. The ISU
comes in several different sizes. It
can be adapted to store a variety
Also the storage shelves in the
Gen. Colin Powell (L) chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff heads for an awaiting staff helicopter as Lt.
Gen. H. G. Taylor (R) commander III Corps and Fort
Hood escorts him. Powell’s whirlwind Tuesday af-
ternoon tour of Fort Hood included a stop at the
Army Career and Alumni Program transition office
where he observed soldiers receiving assistance
and information. He also talked to soldiers and
answered questions about the Department of De-
fense draw down at the Soldiers’ Dome.
ments and advertising inserts does not constitute an endorsement by
the Department of the Army for the products or services advertised.”-
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ISU can be configured any way the
user wants. There are also many
storage aids that can be ordered
with the equipment including a
weapons rack and containers with
The ISU has dual doors on two
sides and a removable center piece
for long-item storage.
(See CARGO A2)
Ron Aragon/III Corps
Ken S. Hellcr/4th PAT
keep from falling into cold water
said Sgt. Darrin Piper Co E 1-7 Cav. “It is a
lot of fun to do these though.”
“WE HAD been wanting to play all week
and we finally got to” said Spc. Samuel J.
Roarke. “When you’ve been working on some-
thing like this you want to get the chance to
enjoy and we did.”
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