Ashley Tressel

Ashley Tressel was Inside the Army's managing editor until November 2020. 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.

Archived Articles
The Insider | April 24, 2019

COLUMBUS, GA -- Army Futures Command deputy chief Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley says robotics and artificial intelligence will play a key role in the service's multidomain operations concept for competing against near-peer adversaries.

Daily News | April 23, 2019

The Army has chosen five vendors to build prototypes for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competition, the service announced today.

The Insider | April 23, 2019

While the Army Reserve has increased training for cyber operations in a potential high-end conflict, it should also keep aware of developing more advanced technologies, according to its chief.

Daily News | April 19, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN -- The executive director of Army Aviation and Missile Command says "the current level of fragility" within the aviation supply chain is "unacceptable" and his No. 1 concern for sustaining the force.

Daily News | April 18, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN -- Army National Guard units will be among the first to receive the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, named the No. 2 priority of the Future Vertical Lift effort, according to the service's vice chief of staff.

Daily News | April 17, 2019

MD Helicopters, denied by the Government Accountability Office, is taking the Army to federal court over the service's rejection of the company's proposal for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competitive prototype.

Daily News | April 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Army needs to move away from ground control stations and put more autonomy in aircraft to fight in megacities, according to the service's project manager for unmanned aircraft systems.

Daily News | April 16, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN -- Boeing is trying to convince lawmakers to preserve the Chinook Block II upgrade as the Army prepares to make a final decision on the program’s fate in two to three years, according to the service's vice chief of staff.

Daily News | April 5, 2019

The Government Accountability Office has rejected a protest from MD Helicopters of Army Futures Command's decision regarding development of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.

Daily News | April 5, 2019

The Army's second operational test of Northrop Grumman's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System, or IBCS, came with a price tag of $354 million, according to a report the service just made public on a decision made a year and a half ago.

Daily News | April 4, 2019

The Army has released a request for information for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft, a multiservice effort to replace the Black Hawk helicopter as soon as 2030.

Daily News | April 3, 2019

The Army plans to replace all UH-60 Black Hawk A models in the National Guard by fiscal year 2022 and in the active force by 2024, according to a service official.

Daily News | April 2, 2019

Army Secretary Mark Esper is telling the defense industrial base to get on board with the service's modernization goals amid concerns over the service's drastic reallocation of funds from legacy upgrades and other programs to the defined six priorities in its fiscal year 2020 budget.

Daily News | April 2, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army is working to define a range requirement for its new project to develop a "Mobile Medium-Range Missile" for the Pacific region based on a need identified by combatant commanders.

The Insider | March 29, 2019

The Army today posted the final request for proposals to open the competition for its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle to replace the Bradley.

The Insider | March 29, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army has chosen Martin UAV and Textron Systems to produce non-developmental unmanned aircraft systems for a program to replace the RQ-7 Shadow, headed by the Future Vertical Lift cross-functional team.

Daily News | March 28, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The program executive office for ground combat systems is expecting approval from the Army Requirements Oversight Council this week on three Stryker combat vehicle lethality upgrades.

The Insider | March 28, 2019

Lockheed Martin has received a $1.1 billion contract to produce Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System units through July 2021, the company announced last night.

The Insider | March 27, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army expects to release a final request for proposals for the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle on Friday, according to the official in charge of the program.

Daily News | March 27, 2019

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army today released a new comprehensive vision, called "Army Air and Missile Defense 2028," detailing its plans to integrate and deploy its enduring and future air and missile defense assets for use in multidomain operations.

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