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  • Watervliet Arsenal's apprenticeship: Oh, what a wonderful burden to have

    Oct 7, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- As the Watervliet Arsenal begins yet another machinist apprentice class this fall, which is a program that traces its history back to the days of President Theodore Roosevelt, some here wonder if this cohort will step up to the challenge as the apprentices before them have done in every major conflict since 1905.

  • CECOM Logistics and Readiness Center wins Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award

    Oct 7, 2015

  • Michigan legislators check out TACOM Life Cycle Management Command

    Oct 7, 2015

  • Intern Program Shows Pathway To Federal Opportunities

    Oct 7, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For a handful of young employees across the Aviation and Missile Command the summer and early fall of 2015 will be remembered for what it offered in the way of employment and employee experiences.

  • Armament engineers use ultrasound to develop safer, better ordnance

    Oct 7, 2015

    Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are using ultrasound technology to more easily find defects during the manufacture of ordnance as a way to lower costs, produce more effective ordnance, and provide an added measure of safety for Soldiers in the field.

  • Watervliet Arsenal Newsletter: The Salvo

    Oct 6, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of September 2015.

  • RIA-JMTC contracting supports high-visibility programs during fiscal 2015

    Oct 6, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Colloquially known as "the factory" by employees of the Rock Island Arsenal and the surrounding Quad Cities area, the Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center is frequently heralded as an integral part of the Army's organic industrial base.

  • Aviation, missile community prepares for Futures Brief to Industry

    Oct 6, 2015

    Registration is ongoing for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 2nd Annual Futures Brief to Industry.

  • Army modernizes vehicle logistics

    Oct 6, 2015

    More than 90 U.S. Army leaders in logistics and Army networks came together for the conclusion of a two-week integration effort aimed at modernizing Army logistics at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 23-24.

  • Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

    Oct 5, 2015

    Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration.

  • Army Safety and Occupational Health Leaders meet to chart way ahead

    Oct 5, 2015

    Leaders from the Army's Safety and Occupational Health community met at the Army Public Health Center headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Sept. 10 to develop a partnership strategy aimed at enhancing readiness and preserving capabilities across the force.

  • Columbus Day and Autumn Safety

    Oct 5, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, presents his Columbus Day and Autumn Safety message.

  • Contracting command getting newly renovated home

    Oct 5, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL -- Multiple organizations have joined a construction project to save the Army millions of dollars and take care of its most important asset -- people.

  • Senior IMCOM leader visits AMC, Redstone Arsenal

    Oct 5, 2015

    Top leaders from the Army Materiel Command and Installation Management Command gathered at Redstone Arsenal Sept. 29 to discuss the execution of services at IMCOM installations where AMC is the senior commander.

  • Best Warrior contenders run, climb, navigate

    Oct 5, 2015

    Day two of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition commenced before dawn, with shouting and grunting as competitors rapidly completed their push-ups, sit ups and 2-mile run events during the Army Physical Fitness Test here, Oct. 5, 2015. Not long after recovering from the APFT, Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers donned uniforms and assault packs to run an undisclosed distance to the next event of the competition, an obstacle course.

  • SMA Dailey visits the Competitors at the 2015 BWC

    Oct 5, 2015

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- The U.S. Army's premier enlisted competition representing major commands from across the force wouldn't be complete without the presence of the top enlisted Soldier in the Army. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, filled the void as he arrived to the competition, early in the morning, Oct. 5, 2015, ready to encourage his Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers.


    Oct 4, 2015

    FORT A.P. HILL, VA. -- Soldiers had just arrived at the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Training Center for a couple hours when they were called to a formation and begin preparations for the start of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition here, Oct. 4, 2015. Competitors began the essay and weapon-zeroing portion of the competition during the afternoon. While the essay portion is essential to the soldiers' score, they were most interested in beginning the weapons portion, zeroing an M4 carbine on a 25-meter indoor range.

  • Historic re-designation AFSBn-Italy to AFSBn-Africa

    Oct 2, 2015

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Italy, under the command of Lt. Col. Joe Greenlee, officially re-designated to Army Field Support Battalion-Africa, Oct. 1.

  • 405th AFSB establishes Logistics Support Team-Africa

    Oct 2, 2015

    Under cloudy skies and a brisk Italy breeze, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade formally announced the establishment of the Logistics Support Team-Africa, Oct. 2, under the leadership of Maj. Shawn Muder. The organization will report to the newly designated Army Field Support Battalion-Africa commanded by Lt. Col. Joe Greenlee.

  • Innovation to win in a complex world: Investing in S&T to confront the future threat

    Oct 1, 2015

    In October 2014, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command rolled out the latest Army Operating Concept (AOC), titled "Win in a Complex World." This AOC details how the Army of the future will strengthen capabilities across multiple domains as part of a joint partnership to ensure dominance against "determined, elusive, and increasingly capable enemies." This article was previously published in the October-December 2015 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Ammunition Hall of Fame - Accepting Nominations

    Oct 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command is pleased to announce the beginning of its fifth year of the Ammunition Hall of Fame program, which honors individuals who have significantly impacted any facet of the Army's ammunition business. The Ammunition Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for candidates through November 30, 2015.

  • Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers

    Sep 30, 2015

    Given the fact that the Army does not have any new major weapon program starts involving the production of howitzer and tank cannons planned for the next decade, the Watervliet Arsenal now finds itself looking more and more at how it can incrementally modify the current fielded systems to bring workload to the Army's manufacturing center.

  • Aviation Officer Joins Team Leading AMCOM Mission

    Sep 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Networking connections are good to have -- even when you are an Army officer. And Col. Todd Royar had a connection at the Aviation and Missile Command long before he became its chief of staff.

  • AMCOM Arms Employees With Ideas For Encouraing Innovation

    Sep 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Innovation -- whether in a corporate setting, a non-profit entity or a government organization -- adds value when it is viewed as a sustaining force of creativity that drives the mission forward.

  • AMC senior resource manager retires after three decades

    Sep 29, 2015

    Robert (Bobby) Turzak, Army Materiel Command's deputy chief of staff, G-8, retires Sept. 30 after 32 years of federal service.

  • APG/CECOM Co-Sponsors Collaborative Education Event

    Sep 28, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground collaborated with its surrounding community education partners and co-sponsored an Education Event here on Saturday, Sept. 26.

  • Focus on process improvement nets engineer command-level honor

    Sep 28, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- An industrial engineer and Master Black Belt at Tobyhanna was selected as one of the Army Materiel Command's (AMC) top 10 employees for 2014.

  • Army AL&T magazine explores innovation

    Sep 28, 2015

    This newest edition of Army AL&T explores the topics of Innovation and foreign military sales. Readers will also find a moving tribute to the Hon. Claude M. Bolton Jr., former assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, whose sudden passing in July was a blow to his many friends and former colleagues across the services.

  • AMC partnerships critical to Army readiness

    Sep 28, 2015

    The Army Materiel Command bears the responsibility of equipping the force and providing readiness to ensure the Army wins in a complex world- a responsibility that requires industry partnerships.

  • Reserve Soldier imparts 'general' knowledge at Tuskegee University

    Sep 27, 2015

    When Maj. Gen. A. C. Roper graduated from high school at age 17, he wrote in his memory book that he wanted to be a police officer, he wanted to join the Army and he wanted to marry a sweet pretty woman who understood him. Today, the 51-year-old Reserve Soldier is the leader of approximately 7,000 Soldiers assigned to the 80th Training Command, and in his civilian capacity he's the Birmingham, Ala., police chief.

  • ANAD aligns similar skill sets

    Sep 25, 2015

    Facility or equipment -- that was the question posed for anyone submitting work orders at Anniston Army Depot. Facility work orders -- those involving infrastructure, like roads, railroads, buildings, or the primary systems for plumbing, electricity, heating and cooling in the buildings and the depot's utility systems -- were handled by the Directorate of Public Works. Equipment work orders for industrial equipment, primarily concerning the machinery -- from grinders to cranes -- utilized by ANAD mission employees every day, fell under the Directorate of Engineering and Quality. The end to this separation of work orders is near. On Oct. 1, it will no longer exist.

  • AMC Soldiers of the Year train at ANAD

    Sep 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Baharloui, the Army Materiel Command NCO of the Year and Spec. Adam Walton, AMC's Soldier of the Year trained this week at Anniston Army Depot for the upcoming Department of the Army Best Warrior competition, which will be held in October.

  • Early operational contracting integration provides timely, tailored support

    Sep 25, 2015

    The recent operational contract support provided to a Fort Carson unit during a major training event also proved timely when some of its assets had become non-mission capable just days prior to another major exercise.

  • Army Materiel Command's academia outreach program reaches HBCU/MIs

    Sep 23, 2015

    The Army initiated its Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions program in 1987, and through the U.S. Army Materiel Command, there have been ongoing efforts to strengthen relationships between the Army laboratories, research centers and the HBCU/MI community.

  • Team Shares Leadership Lessons Learned

    Sep 23, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Leaders must have teams to lead, so it was natural for the iLIFT class to focus on how different leadership traits affect teams, and on how to build strong teams that can have a positive impact on the mission.

  • 405th AFSB issues first full European Activity Set equipment

    Sep 22, 2015

    A new era for U.S. forces began quietly and without fanfare in dreary rain on the non-descript flatlands near Mannheim last week when the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, a partner organization to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, began its first full issue of European Activity Set equipment to rotational forces from U.S.-based units.

  • Army Materiel Command leaders assess needs during Europe visit

    Sep 22, 2015

    To ensure the equipment needs of Soldiers in Europe are being met, senior leaders of the U.S. Army Materiel Command visited sites, units and locations across Germany and Belgium, Sept. 13-19.

  • Lawyer recognized as AMC's best of the best

    Sep 18, 2015

    More than 350 attorneys work in the Army Materiel Command legal enterprise, and Walter King with the AMC Legal Center, Redstone Arsenal was recognized as the best of the best.

  • Blue Grass Army Depot Receives Second Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 18, 2015

    For performance of duty during the one-year period from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012, Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) was awarded it's second Army Superior Unit Award in a ceremony in front of the Depot's Lake Buck Lodge on September 16. On hand to formally mark the special occasion and present the flag streamer and certificate to BGAD Commander Col. Lee Hudson, was Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, Commanding General of the Joint Munitions Command (JMC), BGAD's immediate higher headquarters based in Rock Island, IL.

  • Aviation and missile community receive Additive Manufacturing training

    Sep 18, 2015

    Recently, over 100 AMRDEC employees attended Additive Manufacturing training delivered by the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, America Makes, at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Aviation, missile community host open dialogue forum for industry leaders

    Sep 16, 2015

    DAU and AMRDEC provided a forum with local Industry to exchange information about the evolution of the Department of Defense's Better Buying Power 3.0 Guidance.

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    Sep 16, 2015

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  • AMRDEC encourages developmental opportunity for employees

    Sep 14, 2015

    As the end of fiscal year approaches, management at the Aviation and Missile Research, Development, Engineering Center is in pursuit of filling an important role in the front office.

  • WWII parachute unit helped pave way for integration

    Sep 14, 2015

    Paying homage to the first African-American Army parachutists, Army Materiel Command's Commander Gen. Dennis Via said they paved the way for integration.

  • An Army contracting officer re-enlists on Patriot Day

    Sep 14, 2015

    Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- An Army contracting officer re-enlisted on Patriot Day while deployed here. Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Brown, contracting officer and team leader for the Armed Security Guards Contracting Team, Regional Contracting Center-East, raised her right hand on Sept. 11. Lt. Col. Scott McKee, 904th Contracting Battalion commander and chief, RCC-East, rendered the oath of enlistment from Guard Tower 29 as Soldiers, civilians and contractors looked on.

  • Army physicist expands hypervelocity projectiles research in German assignment

    Sep 11, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 11, 2015) -- A U.S. Army scientist has broadened the understanding of projectiles in the hypervelocity range during his exchange-program research in Germany.

  • Make a plan during National Preparedness Month

    Sep 11, 2015

    The Army Materiel Command is urging Soldiers, civilians and their families to assess their own capabilities to cope with tragedies during National Preparedness Month.

  • Army's Greatest Innovation Awards program now open for nominations

    Sep 10, 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Sept. 14, 2015 -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command is calling for nominations for the 2015 Army's Greatest Innovation Awards.

  • MICC directorates merge to provide better field support

    Sep 10, 2015

    The merging of two directorates at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquarters in August marks another step in the command's posturing to sustain operations in a resource-constrained environment.

  • Precious medals: Small team makes big impact for veterans

    Sep 9, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA -- Newspaper headlines and television newscasts feature the heartwarming stories of Army veterans who are awarded medals decades after they've earned them.

  • With high-precision telemetry, Picatinny provides detailed data on munitions and weapon systems

    Sep 9, 2015

    For more than 50 years, the Telemetry Branch at Picatinny Arsenal has been developing and fielding gun-hardened telemetry and instrumentation solutions that collect key performance and environmental data for the development and evaluation of weapons systems, munitions, and packaging solutions.

  • Army expands planning for cyber future

    Sep 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army requirements, acquisition, and research and development cyber community met here to collaborate on various cyber initiatives, Aug. 5-7.

  • Tobyhanna deputy commander receives Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal

    Sep 8, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack presented the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal to Frank W. Zardecki in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the nation and to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania while serving as the deputy commander of Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Industrial base commanders collaborate at summit

    Sep 4, 2015

    Organic Industrial Base commanders balance readiness and the capability to surge at a moment's notice to meet the nation's requirements amidst declining DOD and Army workloads and budgets. The OIB Strategic Summit brought 14 commanders together as a peer group to discuss challenges, best practices and business development and partnering opportunities during the two-day workshop at Army Materiel Command headquarters, Sept. 1-2.

  • Soldiers train Afghan Air Force pilots for combat

    Sep 4, 2015

    A team of nine Soldiers from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization have been on the ground in Afghanistan since January conducting combat mission training on the MD 530F helicopter for the Afghan Air Force. The training has provided the Afghan government with combat-ready qualified pilots and on Aug. 1 the first Afghan MD 530F Cayuse Warrior squadron was able to conduct aerial combat operations.

  • Multimillion dollar contracts help ensure the Army retains a critical skill base at Watervliet

    Sep 3, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced this month that it has received five contracts worth more than $18 million that will help to retain the Arsenal's entire range of critical skill capability that has supported every U.S. Soldier since the War of 1812.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's newsletter called: The Salvo

    Sep 3, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of August 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation supporting our troops since the War of 1812.

  • Lawyer distinguished as Dellamonica winner

    Sep 3, 2015

    One of the Army Materiel Command's top lawyers recently received the AMC's most prestigious honor: the Louis Dellamonica Award.

  • Deployment strengthens operational contracting skills

    Sep 3, 2015

    Operational contracting support skills honed by Soldiers from the 418th Contracting Support Brigade headquarters and its subordinate battalions and teams over the last six months in Afghanistan will serve to reinforce the Army's acquisition strategies for future operations.

  • Army civilians earn accolades for job well done

    Sep 3, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Challenges and ingenuity paved the way to greatness for three members of Team Tobyhanna. Michele Chwal, Deborah Scott and Corey Petruncio were named the Tobyhanna Army Depot Employees of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2015.

  • ACC Soldier gets BIG award

    Sep 3, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command Soldier in Italy is one of two Army recipients of the 2015 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award. Lt. Col. Brenda F. Perry, director of the Regional Contracting Center-Africa, 414th Contracting Support Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, received the award Aug. 25 during a ceremony at the 37th Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute in Orlando, Florida.

  • Labor Day Safety Message

    Sep 3, 2015

    Our Nation will observe Labor Day on 7 September 2015. Traditionally, Labor Day is a time for relaxation and family gatherings, it is also a time to recognize and reflect on the innovation and heavy-lifting executed by the 65,000 dedicated members of the Army Materiel Command.

  • Army researchers transfer Multi-Mission Launcher to next phase of development

    Sep 3, 2015

    AMRDEC held a ceremony transferring the first prototype of the Multi-Mission Launcher to the Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space.

  • At 93, former director comes back to Watervliet to educate, challenge the workforce

    Sep 1, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- When Fred Clas turned out his office lights and slowly drove out the Arsenal gate one last time en route to his retirement in 1985, many probably thought that after 45 years of service Clas had seen his last days hereā€¦but they would be wrong. Now, at 93, Clas' passion for and understanding of the Arsenal would be hard to challenge. Due to a recent invite by Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr., the Arsenal commander, Clas visited here last week and what a visit it was.

  • AMCOM Brings 'Who's Who' In Army Aviation To Redstone

    Aug 31, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From Alaska to Connecticut, from Georgia to Washington, from Kentucky to Arizona, aviators and aviation maintenance Soldiers from across the Army converged at Redstone Arsenal last week for the Aviation and Missile Command's AMCOM 101 for Aviation.

  • Army Four-Star Commends Aviation Contribution To War Fighters

    Aug 31, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army leadership views events like last week's AMCOM 101 as an investment -- an investment for the Army as it provides professional and technical development for its Soldiers, an investment for the Aviation and Missile Command as it shares its knowledge base and resources with Soldiers, and an investment for the Soldiers who are not only learning about Army policy and technology but also getting a chance to network and view capabilities.

  • Four former Picatinny employees inducted into Ammunition Hall of Fame

    Aug 31, 2015

    Four former Picatinny Arsenal employees were inducted into the Ammunition Hall of Fame in honor of their contributions to U.S. military ammunition. John Amerspek, Michael Devine and Edward Ford were inducted into the Hall of Fame Aug. 25 during a ceremony at Picatinny.

  • RDECOM wins three safety awards

    Aug 28, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has won three safety awards for fiscal 2014, officials announced. This is the first time that RDECOM has won three Army-level awards in a fiscal year, said Cliff Wendel, RDECOM safety/surety office director.

  • Analyst honored as top in command

    Aug 28, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An operations research analyst for the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity was named among the top 10 employees within Army Materiel Command.

  • Army Materiel Command's Leader Visits Orlando, Shares Thoughts on Future Challenges

    Aug 28, 2015

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis L. Via, visited U.S. Army units located in Orlando's Research Park on Aug. 27 to get updated on their specific missions and current challenges and to learn how AMC can improve support to them.

  • AMC offers first of its kind training

    Aug 28, 2015

    The future of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's Organic Industrial Base gathered for the first AMC Business Development Training here Aug. 24-27.

  • AMC interns receive insight from senior executive

    Aug 28, 2015

    Interns in the Army career field, quality and reliability assurance, from all over the country were invited to Huntsville to complete a five-week Quality and Reliability training course. The 11 interns had the opportunity to visit the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters Aug. 24 and meet with James Dwyer, the deputy chief of staff for AMC's Logistics and Operations Planning.

  • Daly pins on second star

    Aug 28, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Following the pinning of his second star, newly-promoted Maj. Gen. Edward Daly took a moment to reflect on his career and the choices he made that led him to this momentous occasion.

  • Two Army musicians win AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 27, 2015

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- Two Army musicians will compete at the Department of Army's Best Warrior Competition after winning the Army Materiel Command's title of Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year.

  • USASAC creates leadership development opportunities

    Aug 26, 2015

    In response to feedback and requests from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command workforce, the command's G5 Enterprise Development and Proficiency division is providing interactive leadership development courses to employees.

  • LAR of Year delivers 'care factor' in work with aviation Soldiers

    Aug 25, 2015

    Mr. Joe Peca, LAR of the Year, believes his success as an Aviation and Missile Command Logistics Assistance Representative comes down to one thing -- the "care factor" that he brings to the job. Every day on the job, Peca combines his involvement and dedication of 22 years of aviation maintenance experience with the strength of the AMCOM team at Redstone Arsenal to make a difference for Soldiers and for Army aviation as a whole.

  • ASC holds retirement ceremony for Hannon

    Aug 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, presided over a retirement ceremony for Col. John Hannon, military deputy director, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Clubhouse, Aug. 20.

  • 3rd ESC showcases capabilities

    Aug 24, 2015

    Approximately 50 Soldiers from the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command deployed to Kaiserslautern, Germany Aug 10, to support XVIII Airborne Corps during Operation Swift Response, a three-week multinational exercise.

  • ACC-RI's Maj. Feist receives Meritorious Service Medal

    Aug 24, 2015

    Maj. Marian Feist, a contract specialist assigned to the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony here, Aug. 13. Melanie Johnson, ACC-RI executive director, presided over the ceremony, while Maj. Drenna Thompson, rear detachment officer in charge, provided remarks prior to the presentation.

  • Local researchers find energy solution for depot

    Aug 21, 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- An Army Materiel Command employee based at Redstone Arsenal harnessed the power of Energy Huntsville to improve Army working environments in California.

  • Quick wins lead to big wins for Tobyhanna

    Aug 20, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Contrary to popular belief, cost savings do not have to be the result of ideas generated within a Lean event. Employees can implement internal processes to generate savings, which is exactly what happened in one cost center here.

  • AMC welcomes new senior civilian

    Aug 20, 2015

    Army Materiel Command's new top civilian said it will take good judgment, integrity, courage and dedication to push through the challenges ahead.

  • Rail upgrade boosts Stewart/Hunter capabilities

    Aug 20, 2015

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. -- An upgraded rail system nearing its completion at Hunter Army Airfield ensures that some of the nation's most deployed Army units can rapidly move equipment to and from the installation in southeast Georgia or various other ports on the eastern seaboard.

  • ACC welcomes new commander

    Aug 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 19. Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson became ACC's third commander. He succeeds Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" C. Harrison III, who has commanded ACC since October 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general, Army Materiel Command.

  • 'Soldier, What can EARWIG Do for YOU?'

    Aug 14, 2015

    A semiannual, Armywide series of meetings known as AERWG, developed in the early phases of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, is helping the Army adapt and evolve its force equipping methodology in the face of a changing world and austere budgets.

  • CASA members hold regional conference in the Quad Cities

    Aug 14, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Fifteen Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army visited the Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal for the first Central Region Conference, August 11 - 12.

  • Nationwide Move 2015 exercise transports ammunition to Anniston Munitions Center

    Aug 14, 2015

    The U. S. Army Joint Munitions Command recently partnered with the U.S. Army Reserve 639th Transportation Company and the U.S. Army Reserve 850th Transportation Company, who are part of the 346th Transportation Battalion, in an exercise called Nationwide Move 2015, to move approximately 2,500 short tons of munitions from Blue Grass Army Depot to Anniston Munitions Center, during mid-July.

  • Army's Small Business Programs director visits Redstone

    Aug 14, 2015

    The Director of the Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs met with Team Redstone small business professionals for the first time Aug. 11, since undertaking his new leadership role.

  • New facility tested daily: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Aug 12, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A command that supplies Soldiers with everything from spare parts to spare ribs now has a new facility to store the food items served up in nearly 3.5 million meals each year.

  • Army civilian earns highest enlisted rank, sets sights on command-level position

    Aug 11, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- In the early-1980s, Edwina Best worked in a hospital in New Jersey, and although she liked her job, it just wasn't enough.

  • AMC announces top employees to receive Dellamonica awards

    Aug 11, 2015

    U.S. Army Materiel Command announced ten top employees from across the organization to receive the Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Personnel of the Year.

  • Military leaders, engineers talk automotive innovation at symposium

    Aug 10, 2015

    Military leaders and engineers met for the 2015 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, or GVSETS and the Advanced Planning Briefings for Industry, or ABPI, Aug. 4-6.

  • Individual Mobilizaton Augmentees play critical support roles across the Army

    Aug 10, 2015

    Highly skilled and experienced Soldiers across the Army are discovering the opportunity to extend their career and service through the Individual Mobilization Augmentee program, which comprises 73 active component Army agencies worldwide. With enlisted positions starting at E-5 thru E-9 and officer slots starting at O-3 thru O-6, the IMA program targets seasoned Soldiers with the training and experience to contribute to a unit's success.

  • 404th AFSB welcomes new commander

    Aug 10, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCHORD, Wash. -- The 404th Army Field Support Brigade, responsible for Army Materiel Command Logistics Assistance and Army Force Generation program execution within the Western United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, welcomed their new senior leader at a change of command ceremony at the Washington National Guard Readiness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, July 31.

  • AMC commander visits Human Resources Command, discusses drawdown, future needs

    Aug 10, 2015

    Army Materiel Command and Human Resources Command leaders gather to discuss meeting critical manning requirements in a time of intense budgetary constraints.

  • Army contracting supports development of Taqaddum

    Aug 10, 2015

    AL-TAQADDUM AIR BASE, Iraq -- Developing a new military site at Al-Taqaddum Air Base was a mission originally given to the U.S. Marines. And through their mission analysis, the Marines identified various services that would be required to sustain life at the remote site, which is located roughly 40 miles west of Baghdad in the Al-Anbar province.

  • Iraq regional contracting office conducts first vendor day

    Aug 10, 2015

    Soldiers at the regional contracting office in Erbil, Iraq, conducted the first in-theater vendor training day to cultivate the critical relationship between local vendors and U.S. forces in Iraq.

  • Abrams takes charge of FORSCOM as Milley departs to become 39th Army Chief of Staff

    Aug 10, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 10, Monday, as his predecessor, Gen. Mark A. Milley, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to become the 39th chief of staff of the Army.

  • Watervliet Arsenal, Public-Private Partnership's Capabilities Deemed to be Ship-shape

    Aug 6, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal and Electralloy announced this month that forging operations at the Watervliet facility have been certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to produce stainless steel forgings for marine applications. The Arsenal and Electralloy have been working together since 2013 in a public-private partnership.