The new soldiers crossed into the shelter tent, surrounded on all sides by green, beige, and white cloth. The air inside sweltered as soldiers clad in black “Go Army” T-shirts listened intently to their group leader. This was no scene from a Middle Eastern war zone – this was the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the only active-duty US Army base in New England. The base specializes in research and development of anything that touches a soldier’s life while on duty, such as clothing, food, and supply needs.
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