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  • ACC TODAY - Summer 2013

    Jun 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Contracting command's quarterly magazine.

  • Secretary of Army tours 401st AFSB at Bagram Airfield

    Jun 24, 2013

    Hon. John McHugh, secretary of the Army, toured Bagram Airfield, June 21, and met personnel with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Army's eCYBERMISSION announces 2013 winning teams

    Jun 24, 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. -- The U.S. Army recognized the winning student teams of the eCYBERMISSION national science competition June 21. eCYBERMISSION is an annual web-based science competition for sixth- through ninth- grade students.

  • Army aviation executive updates industry members

    Jun 24, 2013

    The Army's top aviation acquisition leader engaged industry members and community leaders on the future of Army aviation during an "Update for Industry" June 18 at The Summit.

  • PEO IEWS and 401st AFSB partner to retrograde Army's 'eye in the sky'

    Jun 21, 2013

    In a joint effort between PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors and 4th Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, the first Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, was retrograded June 21 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Tobyhanna overhauls Air Force training tool

    Jun 21, 2013

    It was 20 degrees below zero when personnel fielded Tobyhanna Army Depot's first overhauled Unmanned Threat Emitter (UMTE) training system at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

  • Superior performance results in two command-level awards

    Jun 21, 2013

    Thinking outside the box resulted in CECOM-level awards for two Tobyhanna Army Depot employees.

  • SHARP town hall

    Jun 21, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., briefs headquarters personnel on the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program June 21 during a special town hall. Wharton told attendees that the SHARP program is the Army's No. 1 priority.

  • Refining AMC's mission and vision

    Jun 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- After ten months of site visits and internal assessments, the U.S. Army Materiel Command changed its mission and vision statement.

  • Partnership plans sustainment for the Army of 2020

    Jun 21, 2013

    As the Army transitions from a decade of war, it must re-think its way of doing business in order to prepare for the challenges ahead.

  • Westphal to CGSOC students: Leader development vital to Army's transition, readiness

    Jun 20, 2013

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal spoke to more than 1,050 graduates of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 14, 2013, challenging them to take on the legacy of their grandfathers and determine now to become the next "greatest generation."

  • Spotlight on...Connie Fox-Samson

    Jun 20, 2013

    Connie Fox-Samson serves as the director, Army Contracting Command's Equal Employment Opportunity, where she will serve as the commanding general's special advisor on all EEO matters and to ensure that the command maintains a workplace environment where individuals are valued and supportive of each other's unique talents and abilities.

  • Weirick to lead Army Contracting Command-Redstone

    Jun 20, 2013

    Rebecca "Becky" Weirick has been named executive director of the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Ala., contracting center.

  • Virtual reviews save command travel dollars

    Jun 20, 2013

    There will be fewer paper cuts as the Expeditionary Contracting Command conducts its procurement management reviews virtually versus the standard face-to-face inspections during the rest of fiscal year 2013.

  • Furloughs, workload among topics of recent ANAD town hall

    Jun 20, 2013

    Col. Brent Bolander, Anniston Army Depot's commander, held his second series of town hall meetings June 12. Topics included the upcoming furlough, overtime, future workload, safety and sexual harassment and assault.

  • Facebook another communication outlet for ANAD

    Jun 20, 2013

    Last week, we took steps to establish a social media presence. On Tuesday, we developed an official Anniston Army Depot page on Facebook, where you will find the most recent information and news about the installation. It is our goal to provide the public with information and news and allow for an open forum of discussion on posted topics. Currently, it contains hard news stories (over the last few months) and links to sister installations, higher headquarters, the Army and select community organizations. The page will also be used for crisis communication.

  • AMC DCG impressed by depot workforce, partnerships

    Jun 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy to the commanding general for the U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited Anniston Army Depot and two of its tenant organizations, the Anniston Munitions Center and DLA Distribution Anniston June 11. This was her first visit to the installation since assuming her current role in August 2012. The purpose of the DCG's visit was to view the workforce at Anniston Army Depot, see the work being performed to overhaul and repair some of the Army's weapons systems and to view the coordination in place between the installation and DLA Distribution Anniston, a tenant on the depot.

  • Intent versus impact -- workplace sexual assault and harassment

    Jun 20, 2013

    The act of sexual harassment may start as a simple comment, touching, staring, licking one's lip or a picture on the wall. To the perpetrator, this display of behavior may or may not be sexually intended. However, the individual receiving the message may find it offensive. The impact far outweighs the intent.

  • AMC receives four value engineering awards

    Jun 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics recently announced that the U.S. Army Materiel Command is the recipient of four Department of Defense Value Engineering awards.

  • Col. Dixon Becomes 16th CAAA Commander

    Jun 20, 2013

    Col. Robert "Joe" Dixon, Jr., became the 16th commander of Crane Army Ammunition Activity June 20 at a ceremony overlooking Naval Support Activity Crane's Lake Greenwood.

  • Army's top real estate exec visits Picatinny, cites funding as biggest operational challenge to Army

    Jun 20, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Picatinny Arsenal, June 20.

  • Local, state, and federal officials converge on Watervliet to share in its 200-year history

    Jun 19, 2013

    Local, state, and federal officials converged June 11 on an Army-owned and -operated factory, called the Watervliet Arsenal, to honor and commemorate the arsenal's 200 years of continuous service to our nation. In a town hall setting, the mayors of Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Watervliet joined with the NY State Adjutant General, the NY State Director of Canal Corporation, the Albany County Executive, and the Director of the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center to participate in an Arsenal Community Covenant Ceremony.

  • Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model

    Jun 19, 2013

    Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats.

  • Meeting Soldier needs remains focus of Picatinny commander

    Jun 19, 2013

    As a young, content Army infantry officer stationed in Germany, John McGuiness was puzzled when his driver came up to him and delivered an unexpected letter from the Department of the Army. Today, Brig. Gen. John McGuiness is commanding general at Picatinny Arsenal, where he was sent on his first assignment as an acquisition officer and to work with civilians for the first time. Previously, his experience was with infantry units.

  • Army Profession Doctrine Published on Army Birthday

    Jun 19, 2013

    The Army recently released ADRP 1, The Army Profession, which defines and describes the Army Profession and the Army Ethic. It identifies two mutually supportive communities of practice of the profession: the Profession of Arms and the Army Civilian Corps. It establishes the five essential characteristics that legitimize the Army as a profession: trust, military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps, and stewardship of the profession. It also defines membership and certification of Army professionals in competence, character, and commitment. Visit http://cape.army.mil for more information. Find ADRP-1 at http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/adrp1.pdf.

  • Army War Hero Honored by Grandson at Yuma Proving Ground

    Jun 19, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware was one of the most distinguished Army officers of the past century and one of the most accomplished officers ever to wear a uniform. He is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. His grandson, Keith A. Ware, is today an employee at Yuma Proving Ground, where he was born many years ago. This is the story of how he learned of his family heritage.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center develops software patch for FDA blood transfusion requirements

    Jun 18, 2013

    In support of Program Executive Office Defense Health Services Systems, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center developed a software patch for the Medical Situational Awareness in Theater and Theater Medical Data Store applications.

  • Putting new boots on the ground

    Jun 17, 2013

    What it all comes down to is keeping Soldiers' minds on their missions in Afghanistan, rather than on their feet. That's how Ben Cooper views the development of the Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boot at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which began in spring 2011.

  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle 'closes capability gap,' Army says

    Jun 17, 2013

    While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

  • Army Sustainment Command CG receives second star

    Jun 17, 2013

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, assisted in the promotion ceremony for Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 13 at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

  • Army supports STEM careers for girls

    Jun 17, 2013

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Aiming to excite local seventh-grade girls about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, subject matter experts from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center recently supported Project DREAM Work's Girls STEM Discovery Day at Harford Community College.

  • CECOM SEC presents session on U.S. Army Data Strategy to Army/DOD stakeholders

    Jun 17, 2013

    In support of the Headquarters of the Department of the Army, Chief Information Office, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center organized and presented an information session on implementation of the U.S. Army Data Strategy for the Army Information Architecture, AIA, to more than 100 program managers, developers and stakeholders from across the Army and Department of Defense enterprise

  • QA plays diverse role at Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Jun 17, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Quality Assurance Division provides a diverse service to the installation. In simple terms, one of the division's main jobs is to make sure that all the materials received on post are of good quality before they are sent to the various production lines. The QA Division falls under the Directorate of Material Management, along with QASAS or the Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) Division, and is under the leadership of Anthony Gabriel.

  • Husband, wife become chaplains for PBA

    Jun 17, 2013

    Rev. David and Rev. Edna Morgan are no strangers to helping people when it comes to serving their community. Whether it is serving as co-founders and spiritual leaders with their non-profit organization, Healing Place Ministries, or working with crime victims and youth. This husband and wife team is a true example of leadership and volunteerism in Pine Bluff. Now another opportunity to help their community has come their way -- serving as chaplains to Pine Bluff Arsenal.

  • Researchers ensure top performance of Army radios

    Jun 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- To keep Soldiers safe and lines of communication open, frequent testing of radios used on the battlefield is imperative, Army researchers say.

  • ASC celebrates Army's 238th birthday

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., celebrated the Army's 238th birthday in a community-sponsored military salute gala.

  • Col. Kevin P. Stoddard receives Defense Superior Service Medal

    Jun 14, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Col. Kevin P. Stoddard was decorated with the Defense Superior Service Medal during his June 5, change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey based Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Springfield. He will assume the duties of Director of NATO Contract Operations, Afghanistan.

  • SHARP efforts gaining strength, workplace inspections enforced

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Army is taking aggressive measures to put a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault, but further action is still necessary, according to Army surveys.

  • 410th CSB changes command

    Jun 14, 2013

    Command of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade here changed hands in a ceremony June 14 at the Army Medical Department Center and School Museum Medal of Honor Walk.

  • Hallock to be new deputy assistant secretary of the Army, procurement

    Jun 14, 2013

    In a letter to the Army acquisition community, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army (acquisition, logistics and technology), announced today the selection of Harry P. Hallock as the deputy assistant secretary of the Army (procurement).

  • Engine with uncommon mission has first birthday

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Army is commemorating the first anniversary of its product office that manages the current engine, and development and acquisition of the service's future rotary wing engine.

  • Team Chinook signs CH-47F MYII contract; cost savings of $810 million

    Jun 14, 2013

    Representatives from the Army and Boeing have signed a five-year multibillion-dollar contract for the production and delivery of 155 CH-47F Chinook helicopters with options for 60 additional aircraft.

  • APG COMMANDER NAMED MILITARY LEADER OF THE YEAR

    Jun 14, 2013

    The senior commander here, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, has earned the "Military Leader of the Year" award from the Association of Defense Communities during a ceremony in Washington yesterday.

  • Army aviation engineers play role in helicopter rebuild

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Army has upgraded the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior from 1980s equipment to the most current technology available.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Missile defense system readiness relies on FSR expertise

    Jun 13, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot technicians are supporting the deployment of a key missile defense system in the western Pacific.

  • VDATS replaces legacy testers

    Jun 13, 2013

  • Focus on quality earns ISO/AS recertifications

    Jun 13, 2013

    Tobyhanna received the 'thumbs up' from international auditors following an in depth inspection of business practices, earning recertification in meeting recognized standards for quality.

  • Solar carport nears completion, prepares to power up

    Jun 13, 2013

    New carport features a solar photovoltaic array that will supplement or provide power completely to the Mack depending on the amount of electricity it generates.

  • ACC stand down raises sexual assault awareness

    Jun 13, 2013

    Prompted by reports of an increase in sexual assaults across the Department of Defense, the Army Contracting Command hosted a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response stand down at the Missile Defense Agency Auditorium, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., June 10 to raise awareness among the command's Soldiers, civilians and contractor workforce.

  • Spotlight on...Patricia A. Wingers

    Jun 13, 2013

    Patricia A. Wingers is assigned to Headquarters, Army Contracting Command G-8 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Army interns get "greened"

    Jun 13, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- Interns from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications and electronics center participated in training events designed to familiarize them with "day-to-day" military training June 3-7.

  • Army scientist discusses developing Soldier solutions 'at the speed of war'

    Jun 12, 2013

    Mike Anthony recently completed a six-month deployment in which he served as U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center director, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • ACC NewsBlast June 12, 2013

    Jun 12, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • Army scientists advance chemical detection techniques

    Jun 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 11, 2013) -- It's in the news on a regular basis. It's of increasing concern for the President of the United States. It's prompting U.S. forces to be more prepared. Chemical warfare is an increasingly real and dangerous threat to our nation, and the availability of accurate, quick detection is critical to the safety of the Warfighter and our nation.

  • Army researchers chase helicopter performance gains

    Jun 10, 2013

    A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance.

  • ASC conducts graduation of tomorrow's leaders via Journey to Leadership program

    Jun 10, 2013

    With the motto of "Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today" 16 people graduated with the confidence of bigger and better things in their future in a ceremony held here June 7 sponsored by the Army Sustainment Command.

  • Maryland State Police briefs RDECOM on regional gang activity

    Jun 10, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Recognizing the signs of potential gang activity is essential to ensuring military personnel and facilities remain safe, U.S. Army officials said. Cpl. Joe Pompilii of the Maryland State Police briefed the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's protection committee June 6 on gang activity.

  • AMC SHARP Task Force assesses command climate

    Jun 10, 2013

    Reaffirming his commitment to eradicate sexual assault in the command's ranks, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis Via, appointed a senior executive as his special assistant to lead a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program Assurance Task Force.

  • Picatinny honors fallen New Jersey service members

    Jun 8, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny Arsenal officials honored eight New Jersey-connected service members who lost their lives in 2012 while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan during a private ceremony earlier today. Eight fallen servicemembers were memorialized with red oak trees in memory of each warfighter.

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center supports Oklahoma storm damage assessments

    Jun 7, 2013

    In support of the General Service Administration and Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center developed and fielded the new National Interest Action, NIA, code for the recent Oklahoma Tornado and Storm 2013.

  • Army engineer uses his noodle fishing on reality TV

    Jun 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 10, 2013) -- Seven years ago, Allen Neuschwander took the plunge, literally and figuratively, into a new sport. At the time, it was largely an unknown sport. Today, however, thanks to reality television, many have heard about the southern sport of hand fishing.

  • Reuse center saves thousands of Army dollars

    Jun 6, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A small logistics agency offers the Army community a huge service and has saved about $300,000 in operational costs by employing an age-old practice. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Directorate of Logistics, Hazardous Material Reuse Center maintains a list of hazardous and nonhazardous materiel items and recycles them for free to units participating in the Hazardous Materials Management Program.

  • Watervliet manufacturing adds nearly 50K hours of new work in last 30 days

    Jun 6, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With last week's announcement that it received a $5.1 million contract to provide General Dynamics Land Systems Division (GDLS) with 50 Stryker Mobile Gun System 105mm cannons, the arsenal has in 30 days added nearly 50,000 hours of new work to its production schedule.

  • The Infamous Sucker Hole

    Jun 6, 2013

    In early summer of 2011, our flight company was tasked with a two-part service mission. The first part required us to airlift an infantry unit based at Camp Dawson, W. Va., to Fort A. P. Hill, Va., for a three-day field training exercise.

  • Distractions have high safety cost

    Jun 6, 2013

    Distractions are everywhere and cost Anniston Army Depot more and more every day. When people are distracted, they fail to see hazards that can cause injuries, loss to property and even death. In 2009, distracted drivers contributed to more than 5,400 traffic fatalities, accounting for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities that year, according to the US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is evident, from our accident data analysis that distractions cost ANAD and our employees dearly, especially when we are working to achieve the VPP Star and compete in the world market.

  • Hunter among AMC Personnel of the Year

    Jun 6, 2013

    Matt Hunter, chief of Anniston Army Depot's Managerial Accounting Division in the Directorate of Resource Management, is one of 12 Army Materiel Command employees chosen as AMC Personnel of the Year. The annual award, named in honor of Louis Dellamonica, a general engineer who worked at Hawthorne Army Depot for 65 years, is given to top employees selected from throughout the command.

  • Use caution in accepting outside employment

    Jun 6, 2013

    The Ethics Rules ("Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch") pertaining to outside employment are the same whether employees are considering a second job during furlough hours or whether they already work for another employer on weekends or,other,off-duty,hours. However,,as we,approach furlough, now is a good time to remind employees about these rules. Generally, employees may,"moonlight",and work,a,second job. Ethics Rules provide, however, that Federal employees shall have no outside employment or activities that conflict with their official duties.

  • Anniston fields ABVs for National Guard

    Jun 6, 2013

    An Assault Breacher Vehicle handoff this week at Anniston Army Depot signals the completion of the latest round of production for this unique converted vehicle. Built on a M1 Abrams chassis, the ABV is a type of composite vehicle - taking the power and strength of the M1 hull and adding a specially designed turret system and plow.

  • AMC band member chosen to become an Army Band Officer

    Jun 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A U.S. Army Materiel Command band member was chosen to join the commissioned officer ranks. Sgt. Donald "Taylor" Criswell, senior instrumentalist, was selected to attend Officer Candidate School to become a commissioned officer after successfully completing the audition and interview. He now has the opportunity to command a large or special band.

  • 'This is a campus that takes care of people'

    Jun 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Despite the current fiscal environment, headquarters Army Materiel Command still has a focus on improving the quality of life for its workforce.

  • Watervliet receives multimillion dollar mortar contract, its second in 30 days

    Jun 5, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal announced today that it received a $6.9 million contract to provide 600 60mm mortar barrels for the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. This is the second multimillion dollar contract awarded to the arsenal in the last 30 days, said Bruce Pienkoski, the Arsenal's program manager for mortars. On May 9, the arsenal announced that it received a $9.3 million contract to provide 500 60mm mortar bipods also for TACOM.

  • Detroit Arsenal Associates Remember the Holocaust

    Jun 5, 2013

  • Army Seeks Industry Input on the Future of Small Arms Fire Control

    Jun 5, 2013

    On June 27, Project Manager Soldier Weapons will be hosting its first Small Arms Fire Control (SAFC) Industry Day at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to see just how far fire control technology has come, and how far it has to go before landing in the hands of Soldiers. Invitations to the industry day will be extended only to those organizations that successfully document their small arms fire control research and development efforts. Detailed submission requirements are posted on the FedBizOpps.gov website under solicitation number W15QKN13ZE003. Responses are requested by June 10.

  • New executive takes reins of aviation engineering team

    Jun 5, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 5, 2013) -- Jeff Langhout is new to the Senior Executive Service, but he's no stranger to Army aviation.

  • Family sets an example, pursues higher education

    Jun 5, 2013

    For inspiration, Jamal Cummins doesn't have to look far when it comes to educational heroes.

  • OSBP helps small business with contracting opportunities

    Jun 5, 2013

    With more than 100 years of collective contracting and acquisition experience, the Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Programs staff spends its days matching small businesses with contracting opportunities around the world.

  • Message to the Army Contracting Workforce: Sexual Assault and Harassment

    Jun 5, 2013

    Video messages from ACC and ECC senior leaders to the workforce regarding sexual assault and harassment.

  • CAAA Employee Receives AMC's 2012 Dellamonica Award

    Jun 4, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee Randall Burcham received the Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Army Materiel Command Personnel of the Year for 2012.

  • Army, University of Maryland create realistic robotic bird

    Jun 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- A robotic bird created by Army and University of Maryland researchers is tricking real flocks -- and hawks -- midair, making it a potential unsuspecting future war agent.

  • Heftier unmanned ground vehicle offers more lifting, hauling strength

    Jun 4, 2013

    A small car can't pull a heavy trailer. Sports utility vehicles don't have a compact car's fuel efficiency. A perfect, one-size-fits-all vehicle doesn't exist. The same goes for unmanned ground vehicles, known as UGVs.

  • Arsenal Sgt. Audie Murphy Association receive 'kissing pillows' from elementary school

    Jun 4, 2013

    Members of the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Association received patriotic embroidered 'kissing pillows' from students of the 4th and 5th grade classes at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Moline, Ill., May 22. The students, in conjunction with members of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, fashioned the pillows for deployed service members as a way to say thank you and show their support to the deployed men and women and their families.

  • A First: Civilian Takes Lead at Milan AAP

    Jun 4, 2013

    Civilian takes lead at Milan Army Ammunition Plant

  • Logistics rep troubleshoots satellite issue in Afghanistan

    Jun 3, 2013

    Operating under the auspices of Army Sustainment Command's 401st Army Field Support Brigade, the BLST is the leading element of the Materiel Enterprise, bringing logistics experience and expertise to bear on the battlefield.

  • Army Supercomputing Research Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground opens new facility

    Jun 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center will host an invitation-only open house, June 10, 2013, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Between a 'rock or something' and an MRE

    May 31, 2013

    The Flameless Ration Heater, developed at Natick to warm up Meals, Ready-to-Eat in the field, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

  • APG Armed Forces Day 2013 -- "Service to the Nation, Strength of the Future"

    May 30, 2013

    On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department -- the Department of Defense. The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. In Washington D.C., 10,000 troops of all branches of the military, cadets and veterans marched past the President and his party. All across the country, the American people joined together to honor the Armed Forces. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground supported this honorable tradition at a ceremony held May 15, where service members and their families were honored and displays showcased some of the support provided by APG.

  • Weapon system reliability chief honored as 2012 Dellamonica Award winner

    May 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command prides itself on providing the equipment and materiel Soldiers require to accomplish their mission -- anytime, anyplace in the world. It's those Soldiers -- the men and women in uniform -- that motivate one exceptional AMC employee to excel.

  • Two Memorial Day services unite community in remembrance

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Two different services were held on Monday in honor of those who have sacrificed and died in the service of the nation. The first took place at the Fort Huachuca Cemetery early afternoon, while the second was held at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the early evening.

  • Arsenal service members participate in QC Memorial Day events

    May 30, 2013

    Military and civilian leaders from the tenant commands at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., spoke to assembled veterans and community members at 17 Memorial Day weekend events across the Quad City-area May 24-27. Many of the events, originally planned to be conducted outdoors, were moved undercover or to alternate locations due to rainy conditions.

  • TACOM workforce garners two Dellamonica Awards

    May 30, 2013

    WARREN, Mich. -- The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) is proud to have two recipients of the Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Army Materiel Command Personnel of the Year for 2012, Denver F. (Frank) Olive and Matthew J. Hunter.

  • Top engineer built her career on teamwork

    May 29, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 29, 2013) -- When it comes to success, Patti Martin sees it as a team effort. Throughout her 30 years at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Martin has been involved with many engineering teams that have worked to develop, design and prototype aviation and missile systems that have been game changers on the battlefield.

  • Engineer pushes environmental approach in processes

    May 29, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 29, 2013) -- Words like green and sustainability are often used to refer to recycling, taking better care of the Earth, and new or alternative forms of energy, such as solar- or wind-power.

  • SHARE program shines light on available resources across APG

    May 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 29, 2013) -- Many subject matter experts, resources and assets across the installation spark innovative research efforts and perform sound testing capabilities to accomplish mission critical objectives for the U.S. Army.

  • Army, Marines partner again to update Tactical Imagery Production System

    May 29, 2013

    The Marine Corps has partnered with Army researchers again to overhaul tactical multimedia capabilities that support its information operation activities overseas.

  • Shaping The U.S. Army's Organic Industrial Base In Wartime & Peacetime

    May 29, 2013

    Army G-4 Logistics, in collaboration with U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), today released "Shaping the U.S. Army's Industrial Base in Wartime and Peacetime" a pamphlet outlining how the government-owned Depots and Arsenals will transition in the next 10 years.

  • ACC NewsBlast May 29, 2013

    May 29, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • SEC's Federated Net-centric Sites facility provides significant cost savings

    May 29, 2013

    Based on CECOM's Software Engineering Center's Federated Net-centric Sites (FaNS) interoperability demonstration, the Department of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 has approved the Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) Army Interoperability Certification.

  • ACC-NCR drawdown going 'better than expected'

    May 29, 2013

    "Better than expected" is the way the point man characterized the closing of the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center.

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