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Spc. Jose Rivera, a flight medic with the 236th Medical Company Air Ambulance, is fitted with a new Air Warrior life support equipment at Landstuhl in December 2006. The gear is part of the Rapid Fielding Initiative equipment already being issused to around 24,000 soldiers a month, and is part of the Program Executive Office display in Germany.
Spc. Jose Rivera, a flight medic with the 236th Medical Company Air Ambulance, is fitted with a new Air Warrior life support equipment at Landstuhl in December 2006. The gear is part of the Rapid Fielding Initiative equipment already being issused to around 24,000 soldiers a month, and is part of the Program Executive Office display in Germany. (Ben Bloker / S&S)
Spc. Jose Rivera, a flight medic with the 236th Medical Company Air Ambulance, is fitted with a new Air Warrior life support equipment at Landstuhl in December 2006. The gear is part of the Rapid Fielding Initiative equipment already being issused to around 24,000 soldiers a month, and is part of the Program Executive Office display in Germany.
Spc. Jose Rivera, a flight medic with the 236th Medical Company Air Ambulance, is fitted with a new Air Warrior life support equipment at Landstuhl in December 2006. The gear is part of the Rapid Fielding Initiative equipment already being issused to around 24,000 soldiers a month, and is part of the Program Executive Office display in Germany. (Ben Bloker / S&S)
Spc. Jose Rivera, a flight medic with the 236th Medical Company Air Ambulance, prepares to be lowered on a hoist operated by Spc. Federico Quinones, a crew chief also assigned to the 236th, during an exercise at Landstuhl. The company’s air crew members are among the troops receiving a pre-deployment Air Warrior kit containing the latest in aviation life support equipment. The gear is part of the Rapid Fielding Initiative and will be included in the Program Executive Office display in Germany.
Spc. Jose Rivera, a flight medic with the 236th Medical Company Air Ambulance, prepares to be lowered on a hoist operated by Spc. Federico Quinones, a crew chief also assigned to the 236th, during an exercise at Landstuhl. The company’s air crew members are among the troops receiving a pre-deployment Air Warrior kit containing the latest in aviation life support equipment. The gear is part of the Rapid Fielding Initiative and will be included in the Program Executive Office display in Germany. (Ben Bloker / S&S)

Starting Monday, soldiers in Germany will have a chance to see gear that would make Rambo drool.

The Program Executive Office Soldier will showcase its most technologically advanced equipment and systems during the U.S. Army Europe PEO Soldier Germany tour Monday through April 11.

PEO Soldier’s Strategic Communications Team is bringing a full-scale, hands-on exhibit that includes examples of weapons, clothing, sensors, lasers and other gear, allowing USAREUR soldiers and leaders to see new equipment being developed by the Army.

Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., PEO Soldier designs, develops, fields and sustains almost everything soldiers wear and carry, according to its Web site.

The tour starts Monday at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, with a five-day exhibit at the Community Activities Center in Building 40. It moves to the Vilseck post exchange for Saturday and next Sunday, and finishes April 10-11 at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield’s Reunion Center, Building 1638.

“We know many of these soldiers are getting ready to deploy, and we want them to see what new equipment is being fielded,” said Sgt. Maj. Thomas Coleman of the PEO Soldier/Natick Soldier Center.

“We also know that a lot of USAREUR soldiers just returned from deployment, and we want to talk with them about what they think would help improve our existing equipment.

“This tour provides an important opportunity to communicate with USAREUR senior leaders about any questions or concerns they may have.”

PEO Soldier subject matter experts will be present to discuss how PEO Soldier equips troops.

Where to see the exhibit

nApril 2-6: Hohenfels Community Activities Center

nApril 7-8: Vilseck post exchange

nApril 10-11: Wiesbaden Army Airfield Reunion Center

All exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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