At birthplace of Tang and bulletproof vest, an enduring US mission
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.