Picatinny employees receive Packaging Excellence Award for engineering support
July 23, 2014
- The U.S. Army fielded about 350 kits to meet operational requirement for the next NTC rotation.
- The kits increase personnel safety and will provide NTC with $800,000 in cost savings throughout the next five years.
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PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (July 24, 2014) -- The U.S. Army recognized three Picatinny Arsenal employees for providing on-site engineering support to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., where the vehicle signal kit is assembled and fielded.
The kit consists of a red star parachute illumination hand-held signal and one red smoke hand grenade. It is used to signal the location of a disabled vehicle or injured Soldier.
The U.S. Army fielded about 350 kits to meet operational requirement for the next NTC rotation. The kits increase personnel safety and will provide NTC with $800,000 in cost savings throughout the next five years.
Pictured above, Paul D. Peters, left, acting assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel readiness, presented the Packaging Excellence Award July 22 to Jack Lam, Joseph P. Granuzzo, and Hemant Yadav.
The employees work at the Enterprise and Systems Integration Center Packaging Division, which is part of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.
The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America's Soldiers.
RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. AMC is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness -- technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment -- to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it or communicates with it, AMC provides it.