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Here is a message from Lieutenant General Erik Kurilla, commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, regarding the SHARP component of today's Dragon's Lair, Episode 3.
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“Today the command team, along with a panel of experts with experience on sexual assault and sexual harassment, observed seven Soldier presentations on ideas to revise or reinforce the Army’s SHARP program and end these twin corrosives.
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"These presentations were powerful, imaginative, and bold. Two of these Soldiers had emotionally wrenching personal accounts that inspired their ideas.
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"All seven Soldiers were heard and will continue to be heard as we move forward with their concepts. I thank all seven of our presenters, along with the other 34 Soldiers who submitted concepts to our Dragon’s Lair SHARP challenge.

"I plan to implement some element from each idea submitted.”

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So, what can you expect to see at Dragon's Lair, Episode 3 this coming Monday?

There is a lot happening with this episode, so let's break it down.
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First up, starting at 8:30 AM, six Soldier-innovators will present their ideas to this panel.

The innovations range from new technology to mobile apps to updated processes and touch on virtually every aspect of life and service in the Army.
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The panel will select a single winner from those six presentation. Each idea, however, will be considered for possible implementation across Corps.
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17 Feb
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With advisement from experts, we've selected these seven Soldiers to present their ideas to improve the Army's SHARP program and end sex assault / sexual harassment.

The presentations are part of Dragon's Lair, Episode 3, next Monday.
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These seven Soldiers will present to Lt General Kurilla and Command Sergeant Major Holland plus a separate panel of leaders.

This separate panel is representative of the diversity across our Army and is not tied to the innovation portion of Dragon's Lair, Episode 3.
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Since opening DL3 to this command-driven focus on Feb 8th, we've received 40 submissions! You can read all 40 here: innovatedefense.net/xviii-airborne…. The ingenuity and scope of change in here are inspiring.

The Corps will implement some element from almost all of these ideas.
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One thing we haven't mentioned at all lately: Dragon's Lair, Episode 3, which airs on Monday, Feb 22nd.

Every day until then, we're releasing a new story about Soldier-driven innovation that has transformed the way the @USArmy operates. Image
[2/7] One innovation developed by Soldiers out of necessity during combat: body armor

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1st Lieutenant Rodney Brigg, a platoon leader with the 40th Infantry Division (this is the unit insignia), thought that a body-armor jacket made of nylon holding a curved armored plate would save many of his troops. Image
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Here's an interesting footnote to this morning's #TDIDCH about the reactivation of the 10th Mountain Division 36 years ago today [at least WE think it's interesting]


The Division was set to reactivate on Fort Drum as the 10th Division.
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No Mountain Tab for you!

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Well, this infuriated10th Mountain Division veterans from WWII.
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Their argument made sense: This reactivated division in northern NY was going to carry the lineage of the WWII 10th Mountain Division. Therefore, it needed the WWII Mountain tab.

The Army's response was simple, direct, to-the-point: No
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Happy Friday! Today is Day 9 of our series of daily stories of Soldier ingenuity throughout Army history.

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During the Vietnam War medical care evolved rapidly out of necessity. Industrious medics and docs in the field rapidly developed news methods of keeping Soldiers alive for longer.

One such doc: Captain Norman Rich with the 2nd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH).
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The 2nd MASH stabilized wounded patients before transporting them to a General Hospital in Japan.

Norman's primary responsibility in many cases was to preserve a limb that had been shot.
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