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  • 3-D printed metals may transform Army logistics

    Jul 8, 2014

    A Soldier at a forward operating base needs the proper form to recommend an award for a fellow Soldier. He goes online, opens a form, fills in the blanks and hits "PRINT."

  • Scientists break new ground with 3-D printing composites

    Jul 7, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 7, 2014) -- When Army research and development investments in additive manufacturing pay off, future warriors who need hard-to-get devices, such as unmanned aerial vehicles or medical devices, may be able to print them on the spot.

  • Super COR and QA checks and balances ensure quality products delivered to Soldiers

    Jul 6, 2014

    3-410st AFSBn Super CORs and QA specialists work daily and log many trips all in the effort to ensure products delivered by contractors are delivered on time at the projected cost and meet all performance requirements.

  • Harrison Promoted to Major General

    Jul 3, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In front of family and friends, Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, Army Contracting Command commanding general, was promoted to the rank of major general during a July 3 ceremony here.

  • Ordnance School brigade welcomes new commander

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 3, 2014) -- The 59th Ordnance Brigade welcomed Col. Jeffery A. Carter as its new top leader during a change of command ceremony Friday at Whittington Parade Field on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Second course at Fort Lee to implement new training methodology

    Jul 3, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 3, 2014) -- Another Ordnance School course here will soon implement the Skills Based Training program.

  • ACC Senior leaders convene at Redstone Arsenal

    Jul 3, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command senior leadership convened here June 24-27 to discuss the state of the command and adjust the command's current strategic direction.

  • Natick investigates shelter lighting effects on Soldier thinking, mood

    Jul 2, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, are investigating the effects of different types of lighting in military shelters on Soldiers.

  • Researchers explore additive manufacturing

    Jul 2, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 2, 2014) -- In past 30 years, 3-D printing has transformed from an immature technology with limited applications to being adopted by industry as an enabler for the next generation of products and systems.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade supports Juniper Cobra

    Jul 2, 2014

    Soldiers from the 409th Contacting Support Brigade at Hatzor Air Base, Israel, in support of Juniper Cobra 2014 saved the exercise two thirds of the initial contracting cost estimate.

  • IMCOM Commander Visits Redstone Arsenal To Gauge Services

    Jul 2, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In meetings with Team Redstone leadership on June 26, Lt. Gen. David Halverson received feedback about the job the Installation Management Command's garrisons are doing on Army posts.

  • ASC's Slocum receives Meritorious Service Medal

    Jul 2, 2014

  • ASC's Campbell promoted to chief warrant officer five

    Jul 2, 2014

  • CECOM hosts global communications exercise at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Jul 1, 2014

    "Effective Cyber operations in a Joint Information Environment" was the focus of this year's Joint User Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE) hosted by U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., during the month of June.

  • 4th 0F JULY-INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

    Jul 1, 2014

    As we celebrate the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we recall the valor and vision demonstrated by our founding fathers, who declared independence and gave birth to our great Nation-a country founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, and democracy for all of its people. However, freedom is never free. Our independence is possible because of the men and women of our Armed Forces, who continue to proudly defend our freedom. On this Fourth of July, let us be grateful for the blessings that freedom represents and for the opportunities it affords.

  • Looking at challenges, initiatives to retain the Army's Industrial Base at Watervliet

    Jul 1, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Faced with significant cuts to defense weapons spending, Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion led a team of logistics experts on July 1 at the Watervliet Arsenal as part of a strategy to ensure the Army's Industrial Base remains relevant and well postured to support the future Army.

  • So You Think You Can Write: ASA(ALT) launches first writing competition

    Jun 30, 2014

    The Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, announced a new writing competition to encourage critical writing focused on Army acquisition issues. The competition is seeking maximum participation, especially by members of the defense acquisition workforce and all submissions are due Sept. 15.

  • Senior civilians gain perspective from the top

    Jun 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- The Army's senior civilian executives don't wear military rank, but they are the equivalent of general officers at several levels. The U.S. Army Materiel Command gathered about 60 of those top leaders for a Civilian Senior Executive Leadership Forum here, June 19 -20.

  • Hawthorne Army Depot Welcomes New Commander

    Jun 27, 2014

    Under a cloudy sky with Mount Grant and Walker Lake as the backdrops, the world's largest ammunition storage depot welcomed a new commanding officer Thursday morning, June 26.

  • NSRDEC holds textile industry day

    Jun 27, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (June 27, 2014) -- The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center held its first Textile Science and Technology Industry Day here June 24-25 in an effort to promote collaboration with its industry and academic partners in the textile field.

  • Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts of possible force reductions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments. Comments will be accepted until August 25.

  • Harrison selected for second star

    Jun 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison is getting promoted. The Army Contracting Command commanding general's promotion to major general received Senate confirmation June 25 as part of the Army's Fiscal Year 14 Major General, Army Competitive Category, Promotion Selection List.

  • U.S. Army Sustainment Command announces winners in 'Best Warrior' competition

    Jun 26, 2014

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command put their skills, stamina and knowledge to the test this week during ASC's 2014 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Davidson confirmed by Senate for second star

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Office of the Army Chief of Staff announced today, Brig. Gen. Susan A. Davidson, commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 25 for promotion to the rank of major general.

  • Army-sponsored research produces first-of-its kind 3-D models of a president

    Jun 26, 2014

    The University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies was part of a Smithsonian-led team that created 3-D portraits of President Barack Obama. The portraits include a digital and 3-D printed bust and life mask. Both were on display at the first ever White House Maker Faire on June 18.

  • Maj. Gen. Bingham takes command of TACOM

    Jun 25, 2014

    WARREN, Mich. -- In a formal ceremony held this morning at the Detroit Arsenal, Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham took over as the commander of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), succeeding outgoing commander Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry.

  • Day 2 of Army Sustainment Command Best Warrior Competition pushes participants to the limits

    Jun 25, 2014

  • ASC Best Warrior competition winners to be announced at today's awards ceremony

    Jun 25, 2014

  • Apprentices have an important role in sustaining the Army's industrial base

    Jun 24, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal's apprentice program has since 1905 produced some of the finest machinists in the country. But despite such a legacy, today's apprentices may face a burden that their predecessors may not have experienced.

  • Army civilians fabricate protective hardware for communications-electronics systems

    Jun 24, 2014

    Fabric Workers Phyllis Miller and David Smith inspect two backpack prototypes designed to support the tactical radio mission.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground Celebrates 154th Anniversary of the Signal Corps

    Jun 24, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, commanding general of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, took the opportunity during a celebration of the Signal Corps' 154th anniversary to recognize the regiment's past contributions while addressing its relevancy for the future strategic environment.

  • Army Aviation's enduring challenge

    Jun 24, 2014

    Army Aviation has a problem with spatial disorientation while operating in degraded visual environments.

  • C4ISR Field Support Updates Coming to 1st ID

    Jun 24, 2014

    Last month marked the beginning of a new era for C4ISR field support Army-wide, as leadership from the 1st Infantry Division and the C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) Center of Excellence came together to kick off implementation of a new field support solution.

  • AMC garners Combined Logistics Excellence Awards

    Jun 24, 2014

    REDSTONE ARESENAL, Ala. -- The Chief of Staff of the Army announced the winners of the Combined Logistics Excellence Awards June 20, with the U.S. Army Materiel Command garnering six awards.

  • Army civilians fabricate protective hardware for communications-electronics systems

    Jun 23, 2014

    Christine Bennett-Thorne, a fabric worker here, uses a cutting table to cut materiel to meet workload requirements.

  • Second Autonomous Convoy Demonstration Completed by U.S. Army TARDEC, Lockheed Martin

    Jun 23, 2014

    Seven military trucks traveling at speeds up to 40 mph were the focal point of the driverless line-haul convoy demonstration successfully conducted by U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and industry partner, Lockheed Martin at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina on May 29th for an audience of Army and industry senior leadership.

  • Army civilians fabricate protective hardware for communications-electronics systems

    Jun 23, 2014

    From left, Fabric Workers Gregory Sanko, David Smith and David Marcinkevich glue and assemble foam here for the tactical wheeled vehicle special tools prototype.

  • Fort Benning forecast open house proves success

    Jun 23, 2014

    Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command conducted an acquisition forecast open house for small businesses June 18 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • New garrison commander helps forge first all-female command pairing at Picatinny

    Jun 23, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny Arsenal Garrison guidon passed through the hands of Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion to the outgoing garrison commander, Lt. Col. Jason Mackay, and eventually into the hands of the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Ingrid Parker, during a change of command ceremony June 20.

  • Contracting officials find common ground for data pull

    Jun 23, 2014

    Contracting members at Fort Carson, Colorado, have found a way to streamline their data collection process and establish a common operating picture for their organization.

  • Principal deputy for Secretary of Defense visits Picatinny

    Jun 23, 2014

    The principal deputy in the office of the assistant secretary of defense, research, and engineering, visits Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. for a future-capabilities demonstration on June 10.

  • QA inspectors - last line of defense in ensuring properly functioning equipment issued to Soldiers

    Jun 21, 2014

    Six sets of eyes in the 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion Quality Assurance/Quality Control shop are the "last line of defense for Soldiers taking equipment outside the wire."

  • 'AMCOM Is Truly Making A Difference'

    Jun 20, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Take it from a two-star general who has been "boots on the ground" in recent months: the Aviation and Missile Command sustains the equipment on which the Army builds its Soldier strength.

  • Soldiers prepare for the ACC's Best Warrior competition

    Jun 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-Soldiers from around the globe will compete here June 23-25 during the U.S. Army Contracting Command's Best Warrior Competition 2014.

  • Team Redstone celebrates the Army's 239th birthday with run

    Jun 19, 2014

    Team Redstone celebrated the Army's 239th Birthday with a post wide run Thursday, June 19th. US Army Photo Cherish Washington AMC Public Affairs.

  • No more lights, camera, action for Fischer

    Jun 19, 2014

    If William Shakespeare is correct and the world is a stage and we are all merely players making exits and entrances, Marlin Fischer has most certainly played his share of roles.

  • DLA Distribution Anniston welcomes new commander

    Jun 19, 2014

    Army Lt. Col. Hattie LaFay Richardson assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Ala., in a ceremony June 4. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commander Brig. Gen. Richard Dix. Also during the ceremony, outgoing commander Lt. Col. Robert Rouse was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service medal for achievements while serving at DLA Distribution Anniston.

  • ANAD DPW honors safe employee

    Jun 19, 2014

    As a pipefitter for Anniston Army Depot, Mario Moffa's job takes him to almost every area of the installation. His dedication to safety is behind his nomination as the Directorate of Public Works' safe employee of the quarter for January through March of 2014.

  • ANAD Commander updates workforce on depot staffing, workload

    Jun 19, 2014

    Anniston Army Depot Commander Col. Brent Bolander held a town hall meeting broadcast live from the training building June 11.

  • Joint Munitions Command Hosts QASAS Senior Management Training

    Jun 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army's Joint Munitions Command hosted a Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance program event here, June 16--19, to attend training on user inspection devices and missile defense management systems.

  • Customer service: IMCOM's attitude

    Jun 19, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (June 16, 2014) -- Let's talk about customer service. It is about the Golden Rule -- "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", and you must love Soldiers and Families.

  • Under Secretary of the Army, Vice Chief visit AFSBn-Kuwait

    Jun 18, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson, and Gen. John Campbell, Army vice chief of staff, toured the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations in Kuwait, April 15, to learn about Army Prepositioned Stock and retrograde capabilities and to gain an understanding of U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) activities supporting CENTCOM.

  • Marrama receives the Army Materiel Command's Vincent J. Faggioli Achievement Award

    Jun 18, 2014

    Denise M. Marrama, Army Contracting Command-New Jersey attorney-advisor, received the Army Materiel Command's Vincent J. Faggioli Achievement Award May 23 during AMC's Continuing Legal Education Program held at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • Army TACOM LCMC Creates Advisory Council

    Jun 17, 2014

  • Spotlight on … Anita Guadiano

    Jun 17, 2014

    Anita Guadiano is a procurement analyst for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Policy and Compliance Directorate's Field Support Division at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Evolving technology advances greater ability to breach a variety of walls

    Jun 17, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (June 18, 2014) -- A famed running back in the National Football League once said all he needed was "12 inches of daylight" to bolt ahead and churn out the yardage for the offense.

  • Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald assumes command of USASAC

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has a new commanding general. Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald assumed command of USASAC during a ceremony on June. 17 on the parade field outside USASAC headquarters. Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command presided over the ceremony, which signaled the departure of outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. Frank D. "Del" Turner III.

  • Tooele's first women crane operator passes away

    Jun 17, 2014

    Mildred Hatch Long (March 1921 - May 2014), hired on at Tooele Army Depot in 1942 and was the first women crane operator at the Depot.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • 401st AFSB's BAF battalion lauded for safety program

    Jun 13, 2014

    An effective safety program is the responsibility of more than just the safety officer -- it requires daily attention to safe practices starting with the battalion commander and filtering down to the entire workforce. It's said that safety is everyone's job and that is certainly true when the job is in a combat zone and involves working around heavy machinery and equipment and hazardous materials.

  • Army Materiel Command Executive Deputy Provides Civilians Career Guidance

    Jun 13, 2014

    The Army Materiel Command's executive deputy to the commanding general, John B. Nerger, conducted a career development forum to Headquarters, Joint Munitions Command employees here, June 11.

  • Davidson takes command of SDDC

    Jun 13, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Susan A. Davidson became the 19th commanding general of the U.S. Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command today during a change of command ceremony, also marking her third assignment here.

  • Army Sustainment Command celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

  • Elementary Students Share STEM Projects With CAAA

    Jun 12, 2014

    Representatives of Crane Army Ammunition Activity visited Clear Creek Elementary School, Bloomington, Indiana, May 16, 2014 to view student projects supported by the CAAA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program.

  • Joint Munitions Command Hosts Senior Leader Forum

    Jun 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army's Joint Munitions Command hosted a Senior Leader Forum here, June 10--12, to discuss current mission operations and prioritize command improvement initiatives.

  • Agreement reached for management of howitzer facility

    Jun 12, 2014

    Against the backdrop of two howitzers, a contract is signed for the managment of John "Bud" Neumann Artillery Integration Facility at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.,which is used for integration and developmental activities for the M119A3 and M777A2 howitzers.

  • AMCOM welcomes a new leader

    Jun 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 12, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command welcomed its eighth leader in an official change of command ceremony here Wednesday, June 12.

  • Army Birthday Party Runs Smoothly Indoors

    Jun 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The threat of thunderstorms canceled Team Redstone's second annual Army birthday run June 10 but that didn't stop the party.

  • Huntsville Native Retiring In Community

    Jun 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar is staying true to his roots in his retirement years.

  • C-4 Submarine Launched Missile Storage

    Jun 11, 2014

    Tooele Army Depot moved 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage C-4 submarine launched ballistic missile motors from storage to Dugway Proving Ground, Dugway, Utah.

  • Mindfulness study explores way for Soldiers to manage stress

    Jun 10, 2014

    Dr. Valerie Rice with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been looking at virtual worlds and peaceful real-life retreats for the last three years on behalf of the Army Study Program to explore whether mindfulness could be helpful to reduce stress for Soldiers or veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological issues.

  • Natick steps it up for homeless veterans

    Jun 10, 2014

    About four years ago, Sarah Ross was walking through downtown Boston on a sightseeing trip with her mother. The Army veteran didn't like what she saw all around her.

  • Award ceremony for Brig. Gen. Daniel Mitchell

    Jun 10, 2014

  • Team Redstone celebrates the Army's 239th birthday

    Jun 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 10, 2014) -- Team Redstone celebrated the Army's 239th birthday with a ceremonial cake cutting at the Java café here, Tuesday.

  • AMC, FORSCOM focus on readiness

    Jun 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, for an update on AMC's global alignment and role in supporting the Army as its focus shifts to the future.

  • Does it ever make sense to shutdown Army manufacturing centers?

    Jun 5, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Anytime there is a significant pause in production at this Army-owned manufacturing center, reports are often prepared to alert higher headquarters of the incident that has stopped the critical manufacturing of weapon systems for our Soldiers. But not this week. The arsenal turned off its machines and office lights on June 4 to reinforce workplace safety.

  • AMC Month in Review 2

    Jun 4, 2014

  • Joint meeting helps aerial delivery collaboration take off

    Jun 4, 2014

    Where do you go to find out user needs and what all the services are doing to advance aerial delivery? JTAG, you're it.

  • TRADOC commander commends AMC capabilities in support of future force

    Jun 4, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 3, 2014) -- In his first visit to Army Materiel Command Headquarters, the commanding general of the Training and Doctrine Command expressed admiration for AMC's efforts as the Army shifts its focus to the future.

  • As 31-year career ends, ARDEC leader pays tribute to colleagues

    Jun 3, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (June 3, 2014) -- Although the Roman-era aqueduct is physically located in Segovia, Spain, it was a solid fixture in the farewell remarks by Dr. Gerardo Melendez at his May 15 retirement ceremony at the Lindner Conference Center.

  • Army scientists teleport data to demonstrate potential for secure communications

    Jun 3, 2014

    Teleportation, a long-standing staple in the world of science fiction, has become a reality for scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md., in terms of battlefield data and image processing.

  • Instilling Soldiers' confidence in their weapon systems is a 200-year tradition at Watervliet

    Jun 3, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A call for fire initiates a thing of beauty called a "battle drill," as well-trained troops perform a series of tasks in an integrated and synchronized fluid motion. To an observer, this precision drill and sense of urgency to execute a mission is awe inspiring. But what is more inspiring is what cannot be seen ̶ a strong sense of confidence the Soldier, Marine, or Airman has in his weapon system that the gun will not fail them in the heat of battle.

  • ECBC reintroduces 54k obscurant projectiles to Army, Marine Corps inventories

    Jun 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is reintroducing 54,000 obscurant projectiles into Army and Marine Corps inventories. ECBC's Obscuration and Nonlethal Engineering (ONE) Branch and the Pyrotechnics and Explosives Branch (PEB) redesigned and tested the projectiles before making them available for reuse.

  • Getting a Fix on the Future

    Jun 3, 2014

    Even as it closes the books on the longest war in U.S. history, the Army must plan, in difficult circumstances, for what is to come. This article was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Robotics and 3D printing popular topics during Picatinny tour

    Jun 3, 2014

    Josh Weston, honorary chairman of Automated Data Processing, and three representatives of the Yuval Education Services of Israel, visited Mt. Olive High School in Mount Olive, N.J., along with Picatinny Arsenal's innovation lab and 3D printing facility on May 29.

  • Natick studies how fatigue affects Soldiers

    Jun 2, 2014

    A new collaborative study at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center looks at biomechanics and cognitive responses simultaneously to help determine how fatigue affects both the mind and body of Soldiers.

  • Always a Soldier program launches civil-service career

    May 30, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 30, 2014) -- Keyla Kelly never envisioned working as an assistant inspector general for the U.S. Army. The Always a Soldier program afforded Kelly that opportunity as an Army civilian in a career field she thought was outside her reach.

  • ARDEC Director, Melendez, recognizes staff achievements in final act before retirement

    May 30, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - In his last official act before retirement, U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Director, Dr. Gerardo Melendez, awarded 15 Commander's Awards for Civilian Service, and one award for Superior Civilian Service Award during a ceremony, May 29.

  • USASAC meets request

    May 30, 2014

    Responding to a request by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for U.S. assistance in the wake of increased violence in that country, the United States has accelerated delivery of weapons and ammunition to Iraq.

  • Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool'

    May 29, 2014

    Researchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., have been testing a body-worn microclimate cooling system that allows crew members to move around inside the aircraft without tripping on tethers, and to exit the aircraft while still being cooled.

  • Inventive ideas worth millions at Tobyhanna

    May 29, 2014

    Creative changes are being tracked here to see if they add up to big bucks. Supervisors in two directorates recently discovered their employees saved more than $200,000 by developing and implementing three internal process improvements. The branch chiefs were able to verify each cost center's savings by submitting an Internal Efficiency to the Productivity Improvement and Innovation (PII) Directorate's Process Improvement Division. At the end of March, the depot's internal efficiencies were valued at more than $2,000,000.

  • 25 Men and a truck --133rd Engineers lend a hand to make 3-401st AFSBn organization day a reality

    May 29, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, 150th Engineer Company, 133rd Engineer Battalion teamed with3-401st Army Field Support Battalion personnel, contractors and local Afghan workers, totaling 25 men, to prepare an area that will be used to support the battalion organization day scheduled for Jun. 1.

  • Arsenal honors, remembers those who have given their ultimate sacrifice to our country

    May 28, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- This week a number of individuals and family members came together to represent the U.S. military at the City of Watervliet's Memorial Day parade. There is a sense of duty to our servicemen and women that goes beyond dates on a calendar that focuses our nation on its military, such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. After all, for more than 200 years, the Watervliet Arsenal has produced the weapons, parts, and material that have helped hundreds of thousands of our nation's warfighters to come home safely from battle.

  • Automotive engineers explore future mobility, protection

    May 27, 2014

    When Gen. Dennis Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center earlier this year, he said, "We don't know where the next contingency will be, but there will be another contingency."

  • AMC's LTG McQuistion addresses depot and arsenal executive leaders

    May 27, 2014

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Army Materiel Command's deputy commander Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion delivered the keynote May 21 as the Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program recognized its graduates at the Kenan Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

  • New European Activity Set ensures smooth equipment transition for Soldiers training, deploying

    May 27, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers participating in Combined Resolve II have benefited from the European Activity Set and it has helped them smoothly transition into the role of being participants in the exercise here.

  • AMC commander talks sustainment at AUSA forum

    May 23, 2014

    The commander of Army Materiel Command stressed partnership, collaboration and communication with industry as the key to navigating the challenging times currently faced by the Army, May 20, 2014, during the Association of the United States Army's Sustainment "Hot Topic" Forum, in Arlington, Va.

  • Panel: Ground vehicle success depends on foresight, collaboration, optimization

    May 23, 2014

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. (May 23, 2014) -- Army researchers and engineers see the current environment in the ground vehicle community as a path to success for the Army in the future.

  • Picatinny celebrates its workforce at the 2014 Teams' Tournament

    May 23, 2014

    On May 20, Picatinny Arsenal held its 2014 Teams' Tournament, an annual competition for all employees at Picatinny's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

  • Think it; Believe it and you can achieve it

    May 23, 2014

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, Army Materiel Command's commanding general gave the ceremonial remarks to almost 200 parents, teachers and students for an award ceremony at J.E. Williams Elementary here May 23.

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