Exhibit in Germany to show off weapons and gear of future fighters
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.