Firefighters working around-the-clock on blaze (DRASH featured in Video)
News 12.com Hudson Valley 11/15/13
ORANGEBURG - Firefighters are working around-the-clock to contain the massive brush fire in Rockland County. Many firefighters have been involved in the effort so far. Crews are periodically coming to a staging area to get checked, receive treatment and get food and water before being sent back out.
DRASH on display at Samaritan Center
Albany Democrat Herald 11/13/13
People explored a transportable Army surgical center at Samaritan Center on Nov. 8. The deployable rapid assembly shelter drew crowds of students and faculty members from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest and staff from Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
Portable DRASH surgical center to visit Lebanon Nov. 7-8
Albany Democrat Herald 11/4/13
LEBANON — The public is invited learn about the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) used by the U.S. military as a portable surgical center during a visit to the Samaritan Center Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 and 8.
IPT powers NIE 14.1
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System 10/31/2013
FORT BLISS, Texas - With Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 in full swing at Fort Bliss, Texas, the soldiers with 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, are evaluating a power generator that will allow the Army to save fuel and be more tactical while on the battlefield.
29th Infantry Division Conducts Exercise
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Base Camp Briefs Summer 2013
Soldiers of the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division spent annual training engaged in “Operation Valiant Strike” a test of the division’s capabilities for future combat roles.
DRASH training at Fort McNair
WASHINGTON (Sept. 20, 2013) -- Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington participated in a three-day training event on how to properly set up MDW's Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH), at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Sept. 17 -- 19.
Joint Task Force-Bravo transports operating room
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System 9/18/2013
SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras - After months of training, members of Joint Task Force-Bravo sling-loaded a 4,823 pound self containment system to one of 1-228 Aviation Battalion's Chinook-47s, which will be used by JTF-Bravo's Medical Element's mobile surgical team Sept. 16-21 in the northern region of Honduras.
LAR’s attending OEM DRASH class at JBLM, FT. Hood and Ft. Bragg
P&E Power Flash 09/13
Within a three day time frame, the CECOM Pacific Region P&E LAR’s (LAR’s Mike Lane, Rod Morrow, Allan Lane, Dan Johnsen, and acting MT Andrew Luce) were able to receive hands-on training on the Intelligent Power Technology (IPT) 18kW Gen Set / 5 ton ECU’s, the analog 18kW Gen Set / 5 ton ECU, and the IPT 33kW Gen Set / 12 ton ECU trailer system.
Air Cav headquarters company executes Operation Warlord Event III
Fort Hood Herald 08/7/13
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted Operation Warlord Event III at the deployment readiness reaction field July 22 to Aug. 2.
DRASH army shelters to host Huntsville Eagle Scout ceremony
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- When a local Boy Scout completed his Eagle Scout service project at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, his never thought his presentation ceremony would be held inside a DRASH army tent.
The Eagles Nest 07/13
BELTON, Mo – On an unseasonably cool morning in June the soldiers of the 89th Sustainment Brigade began the arduous task of raising a large tent to its full height. They watched in awe as the 1600lb structure seemed to magically rise off the ground, thanks to the use of a giant air bladder.
Military medics at UNF
UNF Spinnaker 04/16/13
Most people who see the inside of a U.S. Army deployable medical station are either medics or horribly wounded. On April 15, this view was made available to students through the Army’s Forward Surgical Team’s display.
Ron Houle builds a bridge to the Capitol
“To be successful in defense procurement it’s important to understand what the Department of Defense (DoD) needs, how to design to that need, how projects get funded and how they are justified in Congress,” says Ron Houle, vice president of government relations, DHS Systems, Orangeburg, N.Y.
Army's synchronized approach to fielding complex C4ISR capabilities takes burden off Soldiers
Aerospace & Defense News 04/05/2013
For Army units, fielding and resetting sophisticated mission command and situational awareness equipment is an intricate process. The interdependent capabilities include state-of-the-art communications systems, the network and all the enablers, which require training to take place in a logical order.
Special Operations Technology March 2013
From the frigid hardships of Valley Forge in the Revolutionary War, the living conditions of American combatants have seen a steady arc of betterment over the past two centuries, and 21stcentury shelter systems mark a major further advancement for special operators.
Tent set up as ambulances queue at Norfolk and Norwich
BBC News 04/02/2013
A major incident tent had to be set up outside a Norfolk hospital because ambulances were left to queue outside the A&E department for hours.
Soldier Armed: DRASH Shelters
Army Magazine April 2013
From forward medical facilities to command posts to maintenance sites to troop support applications,mobile shelters have become a ubiquitous presence in U.S. Army operations.
Eighth Army hosts community leaders at exercise (Photos)
The Eighth Army commanding general hosted community leaders at his mobile command post here, March 21, on the last day of Exercise Key Resolve.
Operation Dynamo -- power forward (Photos)
Operation Dynamo, a Project Manager Mobile Electric Power initiative, is designed to bring efficient and reliable power to Soldiers executing missions in some of the most remote areas in Afghanistan.
U.S. Army Africa command post Soldiers train with South African Forces (Photos)
Soldiers of U.S. Army Africa Contingency Command Post hosted a familiarization visit, Feb. 26-28, with six South African National Defense Force soldiers in preparation for Shared Accord 13, a joint peace keeping and humanitarian exercise scheduled for July.
1st TSC trains on DRASH system
1st Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers stopped their daily regular duties and spent Feb. 20 and 21 training on the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters system at Wright Field here.While tent systems are nothing new to the Army, there are many improvements that the DRASH system has brought to the table compared to the older general purpose tents that many Soldiers are used to using.
Army South-led joint task force trains alongside other services, government agencies during exercise (Photos)
Over the past several weeks, approximately 500 U.S. service members and government officials deployed to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in order to set up and operate a joint task force for U.S. Southern Command's biennial exercise Integrated Advance.
Flu Outbreak Leaves Hospitals and Clinics with Limited Capacity, Puts Staff at Risk
Paramus Post 01/30/2013
In recent weeks, the flu has topped headlines as being one of the worst outbreaks in years. The virus is spreading at an exponential rate, forcing many infected Americans to skip work or school and head for hospitals. However, the rapid onset of flu cases has left hospitals flooded with patients, leaving little to no room for developing cases.
Panther Racing and Activation Program Review 2012
For the past two years, DRASH has wholeheartedly supported the National Guard’s IndyCar Panther Racing team.Panther Racing released its 2012 Racing and Activation Program Review video as a recap of its mission to support National Guard members. Click the link to watch the full video.
Ironhorse prepares for future exercises
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System 12/11/2012
The 1st “Ironhorse” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division prepares for future missions with a Tactical Operations Center Exercise, here, Dec. 3 to 6.The Ironhorse Brigade executed readiness training by putting together the Deployable Assembly Shelter and establishing communications as part of the TOCEX.
Army unit shows UK med students life-saving battlefield techniques (Photos)
Surgeons on the old TV show MASH operated at breakneck speed to save wounded soldiers during the Korean War, but their pace would seem leisurely compared to that of a modern U.S. Army forward surgical team.Operating near front-line combat positions, these mobile teams can rapidly treat critically wounded soldiers, literally pulling them back from death's door in many cases, and move them on to higher level treatment centers in as little as three hours.
Toys For Tots Collection, Giveaways, Interactive Displays Highlight Black Knights Alley
An interactive display with the Army men's soccer team, a collection area for Toys for Tots, giveaways, food, beverages, live music and the Army Football Tailgate Show are among the attractions set for Black Knights Alley on Saturday.Now in its fifth year, Black Knights Alley is a fan-fest area laden with family-friendly entertainment, live music and a carnival-like atmosphere that opens at 9 a.m., three hours before the Army vs. Temple game presented by DRASH.
Pacific Fleet Commander visits U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System 11/14/2012
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Fleet Adm. Cecil Haney, visited the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post to get a first-hand look at their operations and capabilities, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Nov. 7.The CCP is a flexible and rapidly deployable unit that is specifically tailored to specialize in disasters and humanitarian crises in the Pacific Region.
Despite challenges, state election officials keep calm and carry on
Cronkite News 11/06/2012
With New Jersey still struggling to recover from Hurricane Sandy, voters there were moved to new polling places or forced to fax or email ballots if they could not get to the polls.The changes sparked thousands of phone calls to a national election hotline from frustrated New Jersey voters. But to Mercer County Board of Elections Chairwoman Joanne Palmucci, things were going as well as could be expected.
National Guard hands out MRE's, water
News 8 WTNH 11/01/2012
Getting supplies to folks who need it the most: the National Guard is helping bring food and water all across the state to those affected by the storm.Hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and water landed in Connecticut at the Rentschler Field. It's carted from truck to truck, pallet to pallet, going out into the community as fast as it arrives in Connecticut.
Auburn's Military Appreciation Day
Auburn Family, Auburn University Social Network 10/26/2012
Win or lose, this Saturday will be a historic game for the Auburn Tigers as they take on the Texas A&M Aggies for only the third time in school history and for the first time as a SEC west opponent. While Auburn’s season so far in 2012 hasn’t quite been what fans would had expected, with several injuries to key players and its worst start in 60 years, however for some members of the Auburn Family this Saturday’s game maybe the most memorable weekend on the plains of their lives.Auburn's Military Appreciation Day.
NC Guardsmen make DRASH decisions
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System 09/12/2012
North Carolina Guardsmen have set-up DRASH tactical operation centers all over the world. Therefore, when routine mishaps occurred during the Joint Task Force-Panther’s support-to-civil-authorities mission, Aug. 25 to Sept. 8, in Charlotte, N.C., DRASH decisions were made to continue a non-stop workflow in the joint operations center at the Rudisill National Guard Armory here, when the building’s air conditioning system failed.
Romney's Reno Audience Tuesday: U.S. Guardsmen
KTVN Channel 2 News 09/11/2012
In a speech Tuesday that is not open to the general public, Mitt Romney will be addressing national guardsmen from all over the country...they're in Reno from now through Wednesday for the "National Guard Conference and Exhibition." Besides the voting of rules and meetings, it's held every year for military vendors to show off their latest products.
Missile Defense Unit in Germany Gets State-of-the-Art Tactical Operations Center
Stars and Stripes 08/29/2012
The tan tents erected on an Army base at Kaiserslautern don’t look like anything special. But these are no ordinary military-issue tents.To take a peek inside requires leaving one’s cell phone at the door, and the soldiers who work inside must have a secret security clearance.
BIA Displays Emergency Equipment
American News 08/18/2012
The Bureau of Indian Affairs displayed federal equipment that can be used in emergency situations or to supplement existing law enforcement equipment Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of the Aberdeen Police Department.
USARAF Fields Command Contingency Post for First Time in Africa
Defense Video and Distribution System 08/14/2012
Southern Accord 12, a bilateral training operation designed to enhance military capabilities and interoperability between U.S. Forces and the Botswana Defense Force, presented the first opportunity for United States Army Africa to field a command contingency post in Africa.
Prepping for 'Warped Tour' at PNC Arts Center
A large, traveling musical festival makes its stop at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Friday; and, more than 14,500 people are expected to come to hear bands playing rock, metalcore, street punk and more on a day forecasted to reach a sunny 90 degrees.The 41-city Vans "Warped Tour 2012" will feature 50 bands throughout the day, playing simultaneously on the main stage and four other stages on the blacktop.
New York National Guard Participates in Security Mission on Anniversary of Bin Laden Death
Army News Service 05/02/2012
Members of the New York National Guard's full-time security force in New York City completed their 100th Multi-Agency Super Surge operation at Pennsylvania Station here on May 2 as New York City went on security alert on the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden.
U.S. Army Africa Forward Command Post ready for worldwide missions
Army News Service 03/06/2012
For the past 18 months, U.S. Army Africa Soldiers have worked toward developing flexible mobile communications command center that can function as the unit's headquarters anywhere in the world to respond to deployment requests from U.S. Africa Command.
Company Command Post
ARMY Magazine March 2012
It seems pretty basic: A command post is an organizational hub where a commander and his primary staff will normally execute current operations and plan future operations. There has been a change, however, in the nature of current operations and the increasing responsibilities assigned to lower-echelon units that have not been formally equipped or staffed for the command aspects of those responsibilities.
Creating Energy Efficiency on the Battlefield
Defense Procurement International Winter 2011
Today's military is facing an energy effciency crsis unlike any before. From unstable oil prices to the high risk of transporting fuel to a lack of field configurable equipment on the battlefield, soldiers need power sources that are both fuel efficient and flexible enough to be used during any mission, no matter its location or objective. Enter intelligent power-generators that connect to form a single power grid and provide users with an energy effcient field facility that can easily be reconfigured from one mission to the next.
Military Village Expo Makes Win-Win at Military Bowl
USO blog 12/29/2011
It was a cold and windy day, and the ground was left muddy from rain the day prior. Fortunately, DHS Technologies was on site to lend an abundance of shelter and warmth inside its Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH). It was easy to see why these shelters replaced the old “GP Tents.”
Shelters made in Huntsville area helping USO at 2011 Military Bowl
The Huntsville Times 12/27/2011
In addition to presenting some post-season college football to D.C.-area fans, the Military Bowl raises awareness and funds for the USO. And DHS Technologies is helping by providing DRASH Shelter Systems for the USO to use in the bowl's "Military Village."
Ops Group Bravo trains Texas National Guard unit
Ft Leavenworth Lamp 12/22/2011
Operations Group Bravo of the Mission Command Training Program completed a brigade Warfighter Exercise at Camp Bowie, Texas, last week, the first time Bravo has conducted a non-counterinsurgency training event. Operations Group Bravo trained the staff of the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Texas Army National Guard, to work together as a team if the unit is called to participate in an overseas contingency mission.
Army evaluates company command posts at NIE 12.1
Army News Service 12/2/2011
Soldiers recently finished evaluation of three variants of the "Company Command Post Node" as part of Network Integration Evaluation 12.1. One of the variants tested is called the "Trailer Mounted Support System-Medium."
Eighth Army trains for full-spectrum operations (Online)
Eighth Army Public Affairs 11/9/2011
The Eighth Army is participating in exercise Warpath III from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11 to hone its ability to command combat operations from its mobile headquarters. The command post exercise enables Eighth Army and 2nd Infantry Division to train for full-spectrum combat operations.
Rockland veterans housing project breaks ground at former Camp Shanks in Tappan (Online)
The Journal News 10/27/2011
The first step in the construction of Homes for Heroes, a long-awaited housing project for homeless or disabled veterans, took place Thursday with the official groundbreaking ceremony, which was held on site in a military tent.
Army surgeons operate on Soldiers in field environment (Online)
The United States Army Installation Management Command 10/27/2011
His operation could have taken place in surgical suites at Madigan Army Medical Center, or MAMC, or any hospital. Horton's procedure took place on Oct. 19 underneath a giant Army tent in a simulated field environment, where surgery on his and another patient not only resolved their pain but also served as training for the medical professionals of the 250th Forward Surgical Team.
Anti Bacterial Military Tent Walls (Online)
Defense Tech 10/11/2011
Combat wounds and field hospital surgery: There are just so many opportunities for an injury to become infected.The more you can eliminate opportunities for infection the better off the patient is going to be. At the annual Association of the U.S. Army in Washington, a company that manufactures deployable shelters is now displaying a field hospital variant whose interior walls are custom made to kill bacteria.
EPE commence demonstration days (Online)
Defence Suppliers 10/04/2011
One of the main products on show was the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) system which can ensure that there is a command and control centre on the ground within a few minutes of arrival.
Serving Soliders (Print)
Manufacturing Today 10/04/11
DHS Technologies LLC's commitment to finding unique solutions to its customers' needs has spurred its innovation, enabling it to grow and prosper throughout the years. DHS' DRASH Shelters help the Military establish rugged,user-friendly command and control centers.
Harbormaster provides logistics common operating picture from sea to shore (Online)
Army News Service 9/15/11
Knowing the contents and locations of multiple supply vessels at sea provides land commanders the flexibility to adapt to changing missions, and a new deployable logistics center will soon provide that needed situational awareness.
Corps seeks new tent for arctic conditions (Print)
Marine Corps Times 8/08/11
The Marine Corps is searching for a new arctic shelter to replace the Korean War-era tent still in use today. Marine officials are planning to modify a commercially available product like DRASH's 14-man arctic tent. DRASH says it intends to compete for the contract.
U.S. Army Africa’s Forward Command Element ready to roll (PDF)
U.S. Army Africa Public Affairs 7/14/11
When the U.S. Army Africa Forward Command Element rolls onto a C-130 to head to Ghana in August, it will be with state-of-the-art electronics allowing worldwide communications.The USARAF FCE, similar to a tactical operations center with sophisticated Internet and video teleconference capabilities, is a flexible command post that responds to deployment requests through U.S. Africa Command.
A Growing Legion (Print)
National Guard 7/11
DHS System’s was inducted into the U.S. National Guard Educational Foundation’s Legion de Lafayette for their support of the Guard and its heritage at a reception held at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Soldiers Push Network in Desert Trials (Print)
Defense News 6/28/11
The Army is testing an intelligent generator built by DRASH. Each digital generator has a smart chip installed that can turn generators on and off depending on the unit's power needs.Garrison said early estimates suggest intelligent generators could provide 13 to 20 percent fuel savings.
Shelter above the rest (Print)
372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment 6/21/11
Often, the fielding of new equipment can be a trying, stressful time for a unit and its soldiers. For the 89th Sustainment Brigade on Forward Operating Base Schoonover at CSTX 91 11-01, however, the adjustment to their new fielding has been quite easy. The 89th is the only unit participating in the exercise that utilizes the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter. This DRASH is an easily erected tent system that is equipped with generators, light sets, internal climate control systems, cutting-edge audiovisual displays, communications technology and its own mobility platform.
High-Tech Tents Offer Military, Disaster Zone Options (DRASH Featured in Video)
WHNT News 19 Alabama 5/11/11
A technology company with Alabama ties took a moment to showcase some unique shelters Wednesday – tents that can be deployed rapidly in the field of battle or in a disaster zone. DHS Systems, LLC , a subsidiary of DHS Technologies LLC, gave military personnel and first-responders an up-close look at its Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter or “DRASH” tents in Huntsville, Alabama. DHS describes the DRASH shelter systems as quick, high-tech and portable.
Meet the DRASH: Gen. McChrystal leads talk at Yale (DRASH Featured in Video)
New Haven Register 4/13/2011
The U.S. Army Medical Department and the Yale School of Medicine Wednesday co-sponsored a joint educational event on the medical school campus. It featured tours of a functional Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter - or DRASH - with members of the 947th Forward Surgical Team. Also, General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal, now a senior fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale, and Colonel Fredrick Lough, a doctor and clinical director of cardiac surgery at George Washington University Hospital and former senior surgeon in western Afghanistan, discussed the impact of the Army Medical Department’s humanitarian operations.
iRobots deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan (DRASH Featured in Video)
The Straits Times, Singapore Press 3/16/11
They might be small and cute but once they spring into action, they are a force to be reckoned with. Meet the iRobots, a series of robots from American robot maker iRobot Corporation. Also, on display were life-size tents that take less than a minute to assemble. The Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH) are currently being used by the US army in relief efforts in Japan.
Elite: Finding shelter (Online and Print)
The Fayetteville Observer, also appeared in Elite Magazine 3/1/11
It looks more like a war zone than an office park near the airport; tents are sculpted to the landscape like sandcastles. DHS Systems and its parent company, DHS Technologies, got their start in the 1980s producing lightweight field hospitals. Now worth an estimated $220 million, DHS Technologies is considered one of the country's leading sources of military equipment, including tents known as Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters, or DRASH for short.
Bringing Greater Life-Saving Capabilities to the Incident Scene (Online)
Domestic Preparedness, 12/1/10
As the United States approaches the end of the first decade of the 21st century, few would argue with the statement that homeland security has become a higher priority for Americans than ever before in the nation's history.
DOD plugs alternative power sources into battlefield (Online)
Defense Systems, 11/17/10
Because the Defense Department is the nation’s single largest consumer of energy, it is taking aggressive measures to improve energy efficiency. That effort cuts across every application of energy consumption, including installations, ships, aircraft, combat vehicles and support equipment.
Sustainment brigade conducts tactical operations center exercise (Online)
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office, 11/9/10
About 70 Soldiers of the 528th Sustainment Brigade participated in a tactical operations center exercise at Fort Bragg on Oct. 18-22.
Latvian soldiers receive valorous awards, CIBs at Saber Strike '11 (Online)
16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 10/25/10
Fear is nearly universal in combat, and overcoming that fear to accomplish great things for nation, allies and comrades in arms can be the ultimate test for combat soldiers.
Wounded Warriors go on kayak tour (Print)
The Sentinel, 10/5/10
Approximately 18 Wounded Warriors and veterans from the VA Hospital at Montrose and West Point went on a kayak tour from Cornwall Landing toward Plum Point on the chilly, gray morning of October 4.
TOCEX training prepares Ironhorse HQ (Online)
Army Official Website, 9/7/10
The Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division headquarters set-up all shelters and network equipment of their tactical operations center (TOC) during an exercise on Fort Hood, Aug.23 - Sept. 2.
Military softball tournament starts today in PCB (Online)
The News Herald, 8/19/10
A popular sporting event is returning to Frank Brown Park for a second straight year, as the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Military World Softball Tournament 2010 kicks off today with its opening ceremony.
DRASH provides shelter for military personnel (Print)
Fort Lewis Ranger, 8/12/10
Most members of the military know what a DRASH is and what it's all about mainly because if they've deployed within the last five years they've either worked or lived in a DRASH shelter.
Daenner Cyclone 10 puts 7th CSC to the test (Online)
Army Offcial Website, 7/23/10
On an unusually sunny Monday morning in June, members of the 7th Civil Support Command Headquarters gathered on the parade field at Daenner Kaserne, here, to begin a four-day exercise known as Daenner Cyclone '10.
41st Fires Bde works toward equipment validation during systems integration training (Online)
Fort Hood Sentinel, 7/22/10
The 41st Fires Brigade packed up its equipment and rolled out to the field for their validation exercise during the Battle Command Systems of Systems Integration Training, here, July 6-16.
Field hospital built for flood victims in Brazil (Online)
The Brazilian Army has set up a field hospital to treat flood victims and prevent the spread of disease.
Rebuild Chile Expo (Online)
CNN Chile, 6/15/10
Forty-five American businesses will deliver more than 100 proposals for the reconstruction of our country at the Rebuild Chile Expo. (Note: Video is in Spanish.)
A little Saturday rugby (Online)
DRASH shelters were on display at the seventh annual Airborne 7s Rugby tournament.
Not your granddad's Army tent (Print)
The Huntsville Times, 5/20/10
It looked a bit like someone was filming a 21st Century version of MASH. But the grouping of khaki-colored, soft-walled shelter that drivers saw Wednesday in the fields on the south side of Interstate 565 near Madison was actually a product demonstration for DHS Systems, makers of the DRASH-Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter-and of Reeves emergency management equipment.
Military manufacturers sell digital shelters to local companies (Online)
They're small, they're light, they're used all over the world and now one military manufacturer wants to sell them to businesses and public safety agencies here in Huntsville.
A Show and Tell Exhibit Today Featuring Some of the Latest Military Tools (Online)
Huge tents, or Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters, were set up on Lime Quarry Road in Madison to help show off, among other things, an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Maintenance Facility.
Soldiers train on new DRASH equipment (Online)
U.S. Army, 4/19/10
41st Fires Brigade Soldiers conducted preliminary training on the new deployable rapid assembly shelter (DRASH) used to run a brigade operation center during field time, here, April 12. Soldiers are scheduled to conduct validation training with the equipment throughout the months of May and June.
Branis seeks no-limits approach to problem-solving (Print)
Specialty Fabrics Review , April 2010
As vice president of manufacturing at DHS Systems in Orangeburg, N.Y., creating an environment that fosters a no-limits, problem solving, collective approach to business is foundational to Marcel Branis' management style and has resulted in some significant advances in products and processes for the company.
Medical readiness training exercises provide a win-win situation (Print)
The Griffon, Spring 2010
Humanitarian assistance exercises have long been a key component of the efforts of U.S. military forces stationed around the world – offering aid to impoverished areas and allowing troops to practice the execution of various types of operations.
405th Army Field Support Brigade begins preparation for Agile Challenge '10 (Online)
United States European Command, 3/12/10
The 405th Army Field Support Brigade has begun preparation for its role in the upcoming Agile Challenge '10 exercise to be held later this year. The brigade will be deploying a forward command post in support of the exercise. This will be the second consecutive year that the brigade has deployed an FCP in support of a military exercise.
Orangeburg's DHS Systems helps keep Knickerbocker Ice Festival attendees warm (Print)
Rockland Review, 1/22/10
DHS Systems of Orangeburg is providing several of its easy-to-erect shelter infrastructures to help keep Knickerbocker Ice Festival attendees warm during the wintry activities at Rockland Lake this weekend.
New ACP brings command post to field (Print)
The Desert Voice, 1/20/10
Smaller, Faster, Better. Third Army set up its newest command and control element at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 10.
New and Emerging Shelter Technology Provides Solutions for Responders (Online)
Domestic Preparedness, 1/13/10
DHS Systems' Vice President of Government Relations Ron Houle discusses how soft-walled shelter systems are evolving to meet the needs of today's emergency responders.
Civilian agencies look to Military technology for future response efforts (Print)
The Griffon, Winter 2010
Since the H1N1 Virus first emerged this past spring, government and civilian agencies across the world have taken steps to prevent spread of the illness.
Mobile Surgical Team practices deployment capabilities during training exercise (Online)
U.S. Southern Command, 12/14/09
Joint Task Force-Bravo's Mobile Surgical Team practiced it's deployment abilities in a training exercise Dec. 10 near the Soto Cano Air Base hospital by performing five minor surgeries removing small "lumps and bumps" on volunteers.
DHS Systems LLC Achieves Milestone (Print)
The Salute, November 2009
DHS Systems LLC celebrated a milestone event on August 25th at their production facility in Huntsville, AL - the production and delivery of the 2,500th Trailer Mounted Support System (TMSS) to the U.S. Army.
Fallen Rugby's Tourney Honors Rugby's Fallen (Online)
"We’re blessed to have a veteran owned, veteran employee company that came forward. We said ‘We can’t make this tournament happen without support,’ and they said ‘Don’t Worry about it, we got your back’. ‘Every year I expect this tournament to happen, no matter what the cost is.’" That veteran-owned company is DRASH.
Military Tents on Display at Bay Point Marriott (Online)
Manufacturers of temporary structures are showing off their products at the Bay Point Marriott resort this week during the Bi-Annual Meeting of the Department of Defense's Joint Committee on Tactical Shelters.
Mission Rehearsal Exercises Ready Army for 21st Century Operations (Print)
The Griffon, Fall 2009
Mission rehearsal exercises play a crucial role in the final training of U.S. Army personnel, including members of the Reserve, before deployment.
Under Shelter in Harm's Way (Print)
Military Medical Technology, September 2009
Shelters remain as much as ever an essential requirement for forces deployed at forwarding operating bases, which are more often than not in remote locations without any existing infrastructure, such as water, septic and power, and in a variety of environments and conditions.
Swine Flu Hot Spots: Southern U.S. First to Battle Deadly Flu (Online)
ABC News, 9/24/09
As the nation braces for flu season and a potential outbreak of swine flu, the South already appears to be dealing with a wave of H1N1 cases, setting up tents to deal with hundreds of possibly infected children each day.
Hospitals Prepare for H1N1 (Online)
With flu season about to begin, hospitals are taking necessary steps to insure everyone can be evaluated.
Swamped with flu patients, Dell Children's Medical Center sets up triage tents (Online)
Austin American-Statesman, 9/22/09
Dell Children's Medical Center is seeing so many children sick with what is presumed to be swine flu, it expects to start treating some of them in tents starting today.
Area Contractor Marks Delivery Of 2,500 Trailer Mounted Support Systems To Army (Online)
A local military contractor celebrated a significant milestone on August 25th. DHS Systems delivered its 2,500 Trailer-Mounted Support System (TMSS) to the U.S. Army after two years in Huntsville.
Delivering Support (Print)
The Huntsville Times, 8/26/09
DHS Systems delivers the 2,500th TMSS, Trailer Mounted Support System, to the Army.
DHS Celebrates Huge Milestone for Company (Online)
A local military contractor celebrated a significant milestone on August 25th. DHS Systems delivered its 2,500 Trailer-Mounted Support System (TMSS) to the U.S. Army after two years in Huntsville.
DHS Systems Awarded $1.2 Million Contract by Brazilian Secretary of State (Online)
The Brazilian State of Rio de Janeiro has awarded military contracting company DHS Systems LLC, Orangeburg, NY, a manufacturer of rapidly deployable mobile shelter units, and Brazilian medical supply distributor Oscar Iskin a $1.2 million contract to initially provide two mobile field hospitals for use during large-scale emergencies.
Orangeburg Company Awarded Mobile Hospital Contract (Online)
DHS Systems LLC, a military contractor based in Orangeburg, and Brazilian medical supply distributor Oscar Iskin have been awarded a $1.2 million contract by the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro to provide two mobile field hospitals.
MILITARY matters (Print)
Specialty fabrics Review, July 2009
Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH) by DHS Systems were recently used by the Air National Guard and New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in a joint training event designed to help civilian and military agencies learn to integrate forces to better respond to large-scale emergencies.
DRASH Attends Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition (Online)
The Brunei Times, 6/24/09
DHS Technologies LLC's international subsidiary MilSys (UK) Ltd attended the Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition (Bridex 2009).
FORSSTROM Provides the Entire Solution (Online)
FORSSTROM.com, Summer 2009
FORSSTROM has delivered a machine system during this past year consisting of four different manufacturing units to the American manufacturer DHS Systems.
DRASH Joins with Communications Platforms to Form Integrated Shelter System (Online)
DHS Systems LLC, Orangeburg, NY, a developer of mobile shelter systems, has announced that its line of Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) Systems can now accommodate the Satellite Transportable Terminal (STT) and similar communications platforms.
Communications Equipment to Assist in Disaster Management (Print)
The Griffon, Summer 2009
The problems facing responders during such large-scale disasters as Hurricane Katrina have demonstrated the chaos and confusion that can erupt when proper communication is absent. They have also revealed which tools the Army National Guard and Reserve need to properly direct personnel during an emergency.
DHS International Subsidiary Partners with Spectra Group at DVD 2009 (Online)
IT-Director.com, May 2009
International subsidiary MilSys (UK) recently partnered up with Spectra Group during DVD 2009, an event organized by the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence for vehicle, battlefield infrastructure and related support services industries.
Transformation of Army Reserve and National Guard Means New Support (Print)
The Griffon, Spring 2009
As government and military efforts help transform the Reserve and Guard into groups truly prepared and capable of facing challenges both on the battlefield and while responding to a crisis at home, technology also continues to emerge that can serve both components' countless tasks.
New Mobile Operations Center Pops up for 36th ID (Print)
36th Infantry Division News -Texas Army National Guard, 10/18/08
The DRASH combines the standards of an office environment with the portability and mobility of a tent.
Industry Delivers on Shelter Needs (Print)
Military Medical/CBRN Technology, September 2008
The manufacturer of Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH) shelters--DHS Systems LLC of Orangeburg, N.Y.--announced it had teamed up with Northrop Grumman Corp. in May to supply the U.S. Army with high-mobility tactical operations centers consisting of military shelters supported by trailers that provide power for air conditioning, electronics, lights, and other systems required to run a mobile command center.
Exploring the Many Means of Psychological Operations (Print)
The Griffon, Summer 08
To influence people in an often violent environment using non-violent means it is important for units to use the utmost in sophisticated equipment, such as DRASH shelters.
Shaking Up Civilians (Print)
MS&T Magazine, Issue 3/2008
"Rapid medical evaluation, on the spot first aid, superior radio operations capabilities, and a top-grade procedure for extracting the wounded and decontaminating patients are some of the key skills needed to perform a successful operation of this scope," says retired Army medic Ken Hall, who conducts decontamination system training for DHS Technologies, makers of DRASH shelters.
New Manufacturing Facility in Huntsville - Helping Support Soldiers (Print)
Initiatives, April 2008
Internationally recognized for its exceptional integration of shelter, utilities, electronic communications, and tactical mobility, DHS Systems recently held a ribbon cutting event to mark the transitioning of some of its manufacturing and system integration operations to the Huntsville area.
New Company Opens in Huntsville (Video)
News 48, January 23, 2008
A new plant in Tanner is home to DHS Systems. Today the new facility had the chance to show off their new digs and showcase their products.
Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter - A New Way To Collect Blood During the Holidays (Print)
Blood donations drop significantly during the holidays and each year, blood donor recruiters are challenged to find new ways to encourage people to donate.
New DHS Facility Runs on a Monorail (Print)
Huntsville Times, February 5, 2008
DHS Systems, which builds softwalled shelters used by the military and federal agencies, started assembling trailer-mounted support systems for those shelters at its new Huntsville plant in December. The plant, which consolidates four company sites into one building, will be ramping up quickly.
Soldiers Prepare Life-Saving Equipment (Print)
www.mccoy.army.mil, August 2007
On August 13th Army Reserve chemical units converged at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin for two weeks of preparation and training, culminating in "Red Dragon", a joint military and civilian exercise to simulate and evaluate the Reserve's readiness to handle a catastrophe.
Women of Distinction Award Nominee Named (Print)
Rockland County Times, June 2007
State Senator Thomas Morahan selected DHS Systems co-founder Patrice Prusmack as the 38th District's nominee for the 2007 Woman of Distinction Award.
Westover Holds Disaster Drill (Video)
CBS-3, May 19, 2007
A hurricane slams the Northeast. There is major damage, even some deaths. It hasn't happened yet, but will we be ready if it does. CBS3 Springfield Megan Bacchus shows us how Western Massachusetts would respond if the worst happened.
New Public Affairs Team Rolled Out for Vigilant Guard
National Guard Bureau, May 21, 2007
Members of a new National Guard team designed to streamline information about disasters in this country to the American people rolled into the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in southern Indiana on May 8 to take part in the Indiana National Guard's training exercise Vigilant Guard.
DRASH Tents: What's At Stake
PS Monthly Magazine, January 2007
Although the TMSS medium tent isn’t hard to put up, its design is unlike that of most tents. The TMSS has a strut frame covered on both sides with polyester blend fabric. And that design calls for some special set-up and strike procedures.
DRASH Equipment & POCs
PS Monthly Magazine, November 2006
One company that’s fielded a variety of COTS equipment is DHS Systems LLC. DHS provides tents and trailers outfitted with generators and environmental control units. You know this equipment as DRASH®—Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters. What you may not know is who to turn to for support of your DRASH… until now.
MMT 2006 Military Shelter Review
Military Medical Technology, September 2006
Other shelter companies have introduced additional innovations in recent years. Chief among them is DHS Systems LLC, headquartered in Orangeburg, N.Y., which has focused on military needs with its line of Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH).
DRASH Field Hospital Dedicated to Anthrax Victim
Hartford Courant, April 5, 2006
On April 5, 2006, the State of Connecticut dedicated a DRASH 100-bed mobile field hospital to state resident Ottilie W. Lundgren, nearly five years after she died of inhalation anthrax in 2001.
DRASH Shelter Systems Provide Major Support During 2005 Hurricanes
The Griffon, Winter 2006
Last year Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast as well as numerous surrounding areas. In the aftermath of this horrific storm, many different government agencies were deployed to help with the relief effort.