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National Commission on the Future of the Army (NCFA): Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the the National Commission on the Future of the Army (NCFA), which was established to conduct a comprehensive study of the structure of the Army. The NCFA reported its findings to Congress and the Administration on January 28, 2016, and made a number of recommendations that may or may not be acted upon.
Date: February 5, 2016
Creator: Feickert, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Army and Marine Corps Active Protection System (APS) Efforts

Description: This report discusses the Active Protection Systems (APSs), which is a subsystems integrated into or installed on a combat vehicle to automatically acquire, track, and respond with hard or soft kill capabilities to a variety of threats, including rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).
Date: August 30, 2016
Creator: Feickert, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Arsenal Act: Context and Legislative History

Description: This report describes the roles of the federal manufacturing arsenals during the years surrounding the enactment of the two sections of the Arsenal Act, one as part of the Army Appropriations Act for 1854, and the other within the Defense Act of 1920, also known as the Army Reorganization Act of 1920, and provides historical context. The report also shows the change in language between the sections' original enactment and today, and it provides details on the Army's policy in implementing the manufacturing sourcing portion of the statute.
Date: October 28, 2011
Creator: Else, Daniel H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Army Transformation and Modernization: Overview and Issues for Congress

Description: The U.S. Army has begun an ambitious program intended to transform itself into a strategically responsive force dominant in all types of ground operations. As planned, its Objective Force will eventually meld all ongoing initiatives into a force based on a high-tech Future Combat System. This short report briefly describes the program and discusses issues of feasibility, viability, and affordability of potential interest to Congress.
Date: April 4, 2001
Creator: Bruner, Edward F
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Crusader XM2001 Self-Propelled Howitzer: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: The Army has been seeking to enhance its self-propelled 155mm artillery capabilities since the late 1970's. Among other tasks, artillery systems provide direct-fire maneuver forces, such as tanks and infantry, with immediate, heavy, indirect fires from a distance. Congress has become actively involved in deciding the fate of the Crusader, whether that be to endorse the DOD cancellation decision, continue the current development schedule, or to choose another option.
Date: June 25, 2002
Creator: Bruner, Edward F. & Bowman, Steven R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Army Transformation and Modernization: Overview and Issues for Congress

Description: The U.S. Army has begun an ambitious program intended to transform itself into a strategically responsive force dominant in all types of ground operations. As planned, its Objective Force will eventually meld all ongoing initiatives into a force based on a high-tech Future Combat System. This short report briefly describes the program and discusses issues of feasibility, viability, and affordability of potential interest to Congress.
Date: January 24, 2003
Creator: Bruner, Edward F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditching Tests With 1/16-Size Models of the Army B-17 Airplane in Langley Tank Number 2 and on an Outdoor Catapult

Description: Report presenting tests with dynamically similar models made to study the behavior of the Army B-17F and B-17G when ditched and to determine the best way to land them in calm and rough water. Various landing attitudes, speeds, and conditions of damage were simulated. The ideal landing condition was found to be in a three-point landing attitude and with the flaps 45 degrees at the slowest possible speed.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Tarshis, Robert P. & Stewart, Thelma
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Guidance for Implementation of Pay Our Military Act

Description: A memorandum which provides instructions for identifying civilian personnel within the Armed Forces who "are providing support to members of the Armed Forces" within the meaning of the Pay Our Military Act.
Date: October 5, 2013
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditching Tests With a 1/12-Size Model of the Army B-26 Airplane in NACA Tank Number 2 and on an Outdoor Catapult

Description: Report presenting tests made with a dynamic model of the Army B-26 airplane to determine its behavior when landed on water. Results regarding the general behavior, effect of flaps, effect of landing attitude and speed, tests with undamaged model, tests with simulated damage, tests with propellers, vertical decelerations, and effect of weight are provided.
Date: August 1944
Creator: Fisher, Lloyd J. & Steiner, Margaret F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditching Tests of Two Models of the Army B-36 Airplane

Description: "The ditching characteristics of the Army B-36 airplane were determined by testing 1/20- and 1/30-scale dynamic models in calm water in Langley tank no. 2 and at the outdoor catapult. The scope of the tests consisted of ditching the models at various conditions of simulated damage, landing attitudes, and speeds, with various flap settings using several degrees of restraint of the flap hinges. The ditching behavior was evaluated from recordings of deceleration, length of run, and motions of the models" (p. 1).
Date: March 16, 1948
Creator: Fisher, Lloyd J. & Cederborg, Gibson A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditching Tests of a 1/9-Size Model of the Army P-38 Airplane in Langley Tank No. 2 and at the Outdoor Catapult

Description: "A dynamically similar model of the Army P-38 airplane was tested to determine the best way to land this airplane on the water and to determine its probable ditching performance. The tests consisted of ditching the model at various landing attitudes, flap settings, speeds, weights, and conditions of simulated damage. The model was ditched in calm water from the tank towing carriage and a few ditching were made in both calm and rough water at the outdoor catapult" (p. 1).
Date: December 3, 1946
Creator: Jarvis, George A. & Cederborg, Gibson A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ditching tests with a 1/16-size dynamic model of the Army B-24 airplane in Langley tank number 2 and on an outdoor catapult

Description: Testing conducted to determine the best way to ditch the Army B-24 airplane in calm and rough water and to determine its probable ditching performance. A dynamically similar model was ditched in calm water in tank no. 2 and calm and rough water from an outdoor catapult. Results regarding the effect of attitude and speed, effect of flap setting, effect of vertical velocity, effect of location of center of gravity, effect of simulated damage, effect of ditching aids, effect of fuselage length, effect of landing gear, effect of load, and effect of seaway are provided.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Fisher, Lloyd J. & Steiner, Margaret F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Garrison Life of the Mounted Soldier on the Great Plains, Texas, and New Mexico Frontiers, 1833-1861

Description: Maps -- Chapter I. The regiments and the posts -- Chapter II. Recruitment -- Chapter III. Routine at the Western posts -- Chapter IV. Rations, clothing, promotions, pay, and care of the disabled -- Chapter V. Discipline and related problems -- Chapter VI. Entertainment, moral guidance, and burial of the frontier -- Chapter VII. Conclusion -- Bibliography.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Graham, Stanley S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Patton's Iron Cavalry - The Impact of the Mechanized Cavalry on the U.S. Third Army

Description: The American military experience in the European Theater of Operations during the Second World War is one of the most heavily documented topics in modern historiography. However, within this plethora of scholarship, very little has been written on the contributions of the United States Cavalry to this era. The six mechanized cavalry groups assigned to the Third Army served in a variety of roles, conducting screens, counter-reconnaissance, as well as a number of other associated security missions for their parent corps and the Army. Although unheralded, these groups made substantial and war-altering impacts for the Third Army.
Date: May 2011
Creator: Nance, William Stuart
Partner: UNT Libraries

Army Futures Command (AFC)

Description: This report summarizes the issue of development of major combat systems for the Army and the proposed solution: Army Futures Command. The report ends with possible issues for Congress to consider.
Date: July 16, 2018
Creator: Feickert, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Army's Modular Handgun Procurement

Description: This report discusses the Army Modular Handgun System (MHS), a weapon system produced by Sig Sauer that is to replace the Beretta M9/11 pistol, which has been used by the U.S. Army since 1986. Topics discussed include the conract, previous replacement effort, criticisms of the procurement process, and price determination.
Date: June 19, 2018
Creator: Schwartz, Moshe & Purdy, Jason A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

GCRE Critical-Assembly Studies

Description: This report follows critical-assembly studies made to provide engineering and physics data to aid in developing the Gas Cooled Reactor Experiments.
Date: September 10, 1958
Creator: Dingee, David A.; Ballowe, William C.; Klingensmith, Raymond W.; Egen, R. A.; Jankowski, Francis J. & Chastain, Joel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Further Studies with the GCRE Critical-Assembly

Description: This report follows ciritical-assembly studies on: the effect on reactivity caused by changes in axial reflector materials; the effect on reactivity and the power perturbation caused by fast safety control-blade guides; the effect of changes in fuel-element material composition; the effect of changes in fuel-elements spacing designed to produce uniform radial power-generation rates.
Date: December 29, 1958
Creator: Dingee, David A.; Ballowe, William C.; Egen, R. A.; Jankowski, Francis J. & Chastain, Joel W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Army Futures Command

Description: This report discusses the Army Futures Command, a proposed central command focused on Army modernization efforts.
Date: April 24, 2018
Creator: Feickert, Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department