Ashley Tressel

Ashley Tressel is Inside the Army's associate editor. She was previously a local news reporter in Northern California, covering government, crime and the deadly 2017 wildfires in Mendocino County. She has also worked as a legislative reporter for NPR member station WFSU in Tallahassee. A Florida native, she graduated from Florida State University.

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Daily News | February 21, 2018

Col. Michael Lalor, commander of the 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade, recently returned from a rotation in Afghanistan, says aerial resupply capability and fuel distribution, as well as expeditionary fuel equipment, were major areas of investment in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Daily News | February 21, 2018

Robotics testing and prototypes would receive some sizable gains in the Army's fiscal year 2019 budget request.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

The Army has signed a seven-year contract with Oshkosh Defense valued at $476.2 million for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 variant.

The Insider | February 13, 2018

The Army's fiscal year 2019 budget request seeks a jump in funding for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle and a slight increase for the humvee. New this year, the service is seeking to procure a portion of humvee ambulances with Overseas Contingency Operations dollars.

Daily News | February 13, 2018

The Army's fiscal year 2019 budget request would bring a surge in funding for improvements to the Abrams, Bradley and Stryker programs, part of the service's move to modernize its brigade combat teams.

Daily News | February 12, 2018

Lt. Gen. Mike Murray, the Army deputy chief of staff (G-8), told the Senate Armed Services airland subcommittee in a hearing Feb. 7 the service is considering "all options" for the Next Generation Combat Vehicle's design.

The Insider | February 08, 2018

Army Under Secretary Ryan McCarthy said today the service is considering candidates to serve as chief scientist for its new Futures Command.

The Insider | February 08, 2018

The Army should first determine how existing technologies fit into its modernization goals before allocating money to new endeavors, according to the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center is figuring out the expanses of artificial intelligence as it applies to ground vehicles and is forming a strategy for implementation, according to its director.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Army is "taking risks in favor of accelerating programs," particularly robotics, according to a service official.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

A program using hydrogen fuel cells to reduce a vehicle's detectability has revealed other potential uses for the technology, which the service is exploring. Powering an assault vehicle or a command post are among the possibilities, the project lead with the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center told Inside the Army.

Daily News | February 06, 2018

Robotics and autonomous systems have quickly taken over a larger share of the Army's investments for modernization and will continue to do so, according to Maj. Gen. John George.

Daily News | January 31, 2018

A demonstration of the U.S. and British armies' robotic systems last October gave a glimpse into the future of transporting supplies to the front lines without drivers. It was the beginning of a three-year project to eliminate risks inherent in the "difficult and dangerous" last mile, according to an Army release.

Daily News | January 31, 2018

A new breech is included in the plans for a future incremental upgrade to the Army's M109A7 self-propelled howitzer, as well as a new gun -- potentially meaning a complete replacement of the vehicle's upper half, program officials told Inside the Army.

Daily News | January 30, 2018

The Army will hold an industry day next month to begin planning the way forward on its lower-tier air and missile defense sensor acquisition strategy.

Daily News | January 30, 2018

The Army is revising the Abrams technical manuals after accuracy problems with the tank's main gun were found to be caused by worn gun tubes combined with more lethal ammunition, according to program officials.

Daily News | January 30, 2018

The Army is in the midst of a review of all requirements for small unmanned aircraft systems, with the results expected to drive all future small UAS requirements, the service told Inside the Army.

Daily News | January 29, 2018

The Army's current upgrade of the Bradley fighting vehicle has yet to meet its reliability requirement, according to program officials.

Daily News | January 22, 2018

The Army is well on its way to developing the security force assistance brigades it needs by 2019, which will prepare the service for a quick expansion of the force in case of an emergency, according to Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.

Daily News | January 17, 2018

Any future war will be fought with "highly complex, urban battles," says Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley. And for Milley, an urban battlefield also means an intelligent one.

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