Staff Sgt. Eric Murray, left, and Lt. Col. Brian Greata share a moment before setting out on the Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge, a 365-mile, multi-day bike ride from Waltham, Mass., to Fort Lee, N.J. This was the fifth such distance event that Murray, a wounded warrior, has done since July 2013.

Natick Soldier continues his ride to recovery

Even as they make painful physical demands on their riders, bicycles can be conduits of psychological freedom -- two-wheeled, mobile therapy sessions, if you will. A certain mental clarity comes with the suffering in distance cycling. If you doubt......READ MORE



Mission Statement:
Conduct research, development, acquisition and sustainment to maximize combat effectiveness and survivability of freedom's defenders.

Vision Statement:
The U.S. Army NSSC will be the leader of the research, development, acquisition and sustainment of freedom's defenders.

NSSC Objectives:
* Structure a sustainable NSSC
* Foster an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation, which creates synergy across the Natick Soldier Systems Center
* Develop a strategic plan for the installation
* NSSC as an active participant in the community


The state motto of Massachusetts is translated from the Latin as "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty." That is a fitting motto for a great state and it could apply to th ework done by the team here at Natick and throughout the Research, Development and Engineering Command.

The Army's military and civilian scientists and engineers are developing better 'swords'; that is technology which will give our Soldiers an edge in future battles.

They are doing this in the hopes that by equipping our Soldiers with the best weapons and equipment in the world, we might deter war. But failing that, that our warfighters will be victorious, and thereby able to secure a lasting peace with liberty.

Brig. Gen. William E. Cole Commanding General Natick Soldier Systems Center

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