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
Daily News | September 27, 2018

The Army has asked to test a vehicle protection system from Israel-based Rafael and Leonardo DRS on the Stryker combat vehicle, according to Leonardo.

Daily News | September 26, 2018

An $80 million cut to the Army's Bradley upgrade program in the fiscal year 2019 spending bill signals congressional support for the service's decision to forego improvements to a legacy system in favor of investing in a new replacement.

Daily News | September 26, 2018

The Army is testing an air-mobile, extended-range cannon prototype that could be retrofitted onto an existing howitzer to serve as an interim capability for Stryker and infantry brigade combat teams.

The Insider | September 25, 2018

The Army this week awarded L3 Technologies a $43 million contract modification to procure 184 hydromechanical transmissions for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the Multiple Launch Rocket System.

The Insider | September 25, 2018

Lockheed Martin has received a $289 million contract modification to provide 24 M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems launchers, the Defense Department announced this week.

The Insider | September 20, 2018

The Army announced today it would convert two brigade combat teams to better suit the force to the service's modernization plan and the National Defense Strategy.

The Insider | September 20, 2018

The two vendors competing for the Army's two-channel Leader Radio program have each received awards to start low-rate initial production, Inside Defense has learned.

The Insider | September 19, 2018

The Defense Department's inspector general on Sept. 17 released a report finding the Army and Marine Corps did not properly store or maintain at least $203.7 million worth of prepositioned stocks under U.S. European Command's authority.

Daily News | September 18, 2018

Congressional appropriators are supporting the Army's interim project to bolster maneuver forces in Europe against air and missile threats entirely through the base budget, following a trend to commit some of the service's assets in the region to long-term funding.

The Insider | September 18, 2018

Despite the Army requesting no funding to modernize humvees for the National Guard in fiscal year 2019, House and Senate appropriators have decided to give the program $100 million.

Daily News | September 14, 2018

House and Senate appropriators are backing the Army's aim to upgrade its Stryker combat vehicles -- approving $94 million more than requested -- but are not assured the service has a feasible plan to complete the upgrades at the desired rate.

Daily News | September 14, 2018

Congressional appropriators have deemed the Army's current acquisition strategy for a key air and missile defense system unattainable and are seeking cost estimates for alternative plans.

Daily News | September 13, 2018

As the many pieces of Army Futures Command begin to move into place, service officials today gave lawmakers a clearer idea of the command's organizational structure and the people who will steer it.

Daily News | September 13, 2018

A document published by the Army this month details the role intelligence plays on the battlefield and the challenges to collecting intelligence within multidomain operations.

The Insider | September 12, 2018

The Army last month awarded a potential $970 million, five-year contract to Michigan-based Loc Performance Products for "a major update" to its Multiple Launch Rocket System to improve the armored cab.

Daily News | September 12, 2018

U.S. Army Europe is reaffirming its commitment to NATO and deterring Russian aggression by adding 1,500 soldiers to its forces in Germany, the command announced this month.

Daily News | September 7, 2018

The Defense Department's inspector general has begun an audit to assess the affordability of the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense program, the IG announced last month.

Daily News | September 6, 2018

The military services frequently decide which capabilities they want to pursue long before considering what they are willing to spend, according to the Army's Rapid Capabilities Office executive director.

The Insider | September 6, 2018

Army senior leaders have chosen Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson to be the deputy chief of Army Futures Command, the service under secretary announced this week.

The Insider | September 4, 2018

The Army has adopted new names for its current and future upgraded versions of the Abrams tank following lawmakers' direction in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

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