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U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force Overview

What is the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force? It's a unique organization designed to increase the rate of innovation so the United States Army will always be in a position of advantage. Check out our YouTube channel to learn more!

REF, JPMG & JPdM-FPS Install Joint Defense Operations Center in Africa

The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force, Joint Project Manager Guardian and Joint Product Manager, Force Protection Systems completed the installation of a Joint Defense Operations Center in the Horn of Africa...

REF Powers Mission Critical Support Systems at Bagram Airfield

Working directly with key stakeholders, the Army's Rapid Equipping Force provided a unit with tailored hybrid energy solutions to power two key pieces of airfield equipment at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force FY14 Magazine

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TRADOC Deputy Commanding General Welcomes REF

The Army's Rapid Equipping Force, or REF, created in 2002 to more quickly meet the materiel needs of commanders operating in Afghanistan, was officially transferred, Jan. 30, to the Army Training and Doctrine Command, also known as TRADOC.

Stand To! The Rapid Equipping Force

The Army recently named REF, a capability that has supported forces fighting in both Afghanistan and Iraq for more than a decade, an enduring organization. Last month, the REF transferred from the Army's G-3/5/7 (external link)...

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Challenges, Solutions, or Questions

The REF exists to equip units experiencing operational challenges with solutions. As such, we are constantly interacting with deployed Soldiers, industry and academia to identify materiel shortfalls on the battlefield and solutions that mitigate the gap. Click the link below to submit your challenge, solution or general question.