Empowering America's Warfighters - NIE 13.2

Empowering America's Warfighters - NIE 13.2


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Warfighters need the right tools to win on the battlefield against an ever-changing threat. This includes a network that is both consistently available and reliable to support communication at the halt and on the move. The Army’s previous (traditional) procurement process was lengthy and relied heavily on high level input instead of feedback from Soldiers. This resulted in our warfighters being given things that were obsolete, impractical, and did not perform as advertised. It makes sense to rely more on feedback from the Soldiers, who actually use and depend on the products and systems being evaluated for purchase. In the NIE process, Soldier feedback is the key focus.

The NIE is a process for the Army to evaluate potential combat technologies and expedite purchasing decisions. It is the Army’s only exercise that is both a wargame and a procurement marketplace. With NIE, we are ensuring Soldiers get they need, things they can actually use and get when they need them.

This exercise takes place at Fort Bliss, Texas and White Sands Missile Range, NM, which covers an area comparable to the size of Connecticut. Soldiers say, the austere rugged environment is very similar to real-world operating theaters.
Almost 4,000 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division plus about 1,000 contractors and civilians participate in this challenging and demanding wargame.

A key feature of this leading edge process, is that it ensures we are the best possible stewards of the Army’s money, making purchases more effective, timely, and efficient. We are ensuring the things we buy are useful to our Soldiers, are practical for using, carrying and storing in combat; and perform the way the manufacturers promise they will.


1-1 CAV, 2-1 AD and 159 CAB, 101st Airborne Div Assess Roamer Net During NIE 13.2 1-1 CAV, 2-1 AD and 159 CAB, 101st Airborne Div...
Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and from 159 Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, assess...
EXCOP Demoed at NIE 13.2 EXCOP Demoed at NIE 13.2
Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas, demo the Expeditionary Combat Outpost at Network Integration Evaluation 13.2. Video produced by Sgt. Rick Gallardo.
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Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, conduct tactical operations and assess the tactical network and other equipment under tough, realistic conditions...
AWG Taps 1-6 INF at NIE 13.2 AWG Taps 1-6 INF at NIE 13.2
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Soldiers of the 1-35 Armor Regiment test the Joint Combat Battle Platform at Network Integration Exercise 13.2
General Walker visits soldiers during NIE 13.2 General Walker visits soldiers during NIE 13.2
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Video of soldiers from Alpha Company 1st Battalion 6th infantry regiment, 2 brigade 1st armored divison, reacting to indirect fire during nie 13.2. Available in High...
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B-roll of Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division reacting to indirect fire during NIE 13.2. Also...
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B-roll of soldiers conducting battlefield exercises during Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.2 at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Soldiers At NIE Test TCAPS Soldiers At NIE Test TCAPS
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Video of Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armor Division evaluating the effectiveness of the Tactical Communications and Protective System (TCAPS). Also available in...

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A water meter on the shower water reuse system shows the amount of water reclaimed over the course of three weeks by the expeditionary combat outpost at White Sands...
Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources
Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, prepare to collapse a second...
Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources
Spc. Keale Victorino, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored...
Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources
Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, collapse a billeting...
Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources
Pvt. David Walker, a wheeled-vehicle mechanic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st...
Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources
Capt. Joshua Weisman of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, works in the...
Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources
Spc. Orel Hutchins and Sgt. David Ueno, infantrymen from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st...
Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources
Spc. Rockne Foster, a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment,...
AWG targets NIE 13.2 AWG targets NIE 13.2
U.S. Army Spc. James Marsh with the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, pulls security outside a tunnel during...
AWG targets NIE 13.2 AWG targets NIE 13.2
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, conduct a mock raid inside a tunnel at the Network Integration...
AWG targets NIE 13.2 AWG targets NIE 13.2
Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 77th Armored Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, role-play opposing forces during a mock raid inside a tunnel at the...
Opposing forces transform soldiers, NIE 13.2 Opposing forces transform soldiers, NIE 13.2
Spc. Luis Munoz, an M1 armor crewman from New York City assigned to Company C, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division,...

Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources Expeditionary combat outpost conserves resources
From the outside, the 16 modules painted traditional Army green look identical and rather ordinary, but they can be defined as green by a lot more than their paint....
AWG targets NIE 13.2 AWG targets NIE 13.2
The Asymmetric Warfare Group, or AWG, the "operational arm" of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is leveraging Network Integration Evaluation 13.2's...
Opposing forces transform soldiers, NIE 13.2 Opposing forces transform soldiers, NIE 13.2
As the sun went down over nearby mountains, cloaking the surrounding desert in vibrant shades of orange and purple, choruses of laughter and salsa music were among...

1-35 Armor Tests JCBP (audio only)
Soldiers of the 1-35th Armor Regiment test the Joint Command Battle Platform at NIE 13.2
General Walker Visits Soldiers During NIE 13.2
TITLE: NIE 13.2 RADIO STORY LOCATION: DONA ANA, NEW MEXICO DATE:130513 PRODUCING UNIT: 16TH MPAD PRODUCER: SGT KERRY COLLIER SB:LTG KEITH C. WALKER ARMY...
NIE 13.2 soldiers react to indirect fire Radio Story
LEAD: TRAINING IS KEY TO A UNIT’S SUCCESS. ARMY SERGEANT JOSE RAMIREZ TAKES US INTO THE DESERT WERE FORT BLISS SOLDIERS ARE CONDUCTING REALISTIC TRAINING WHILE...