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  • Rock Island Arsenal learns about today's American Indians

    Nov 27, 2013

    There is no one type of American Indian. In fact, Native Americans, as they are sometimes called, are as different as the lands they live on. So said Dr. Scott Manning Stevens, who was the guest speaker at this year's "National American Indian Heritage Month" observance at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Nov. 26. This year's theme is "Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions."

  • Aberdeen Leader Receives Presidential Recognition

    Nov 27, 2013

    Mr. Gary P. Martin, Deputy to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), has been recognized with the highest award for members of the federal Senior Executive Service, the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive.

  • AMC commanding general imparts leadership tips

    Nov 27, 2013

    "Look up." General Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, told students at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy to take breaks from their mobile devices and learn to personally engage people.

  • NY communities, arsenal build teams to mitigate disaster

    Nov 26, 2013

    Beyond the cannon tubes that were being readied for shipment, and on the spot where 16-inch cannons were once manufactured for U.S. Navy battleships, were about 40 community first responders sealing chlorine leaks and checking for radiological contamination in trucks, railcars, and tankers. They were not responding to an act of terror but to a four-county hazardous material exercise involving up to 160 of New York Capital District's first responders.

  • Who knew that Watervliet has Soldiers-in-Slacks?

    Nov 26, 2013

    There was a term the former Third Army commander, Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, often used to describe the Army civilian force that supported the ground operations in many of the 25 countries in his area of responsibility. In a small Army post in upstate New York, the Watervliet Arsenal has also had its share of Soldiers-in-Slacks.

  • CFC drive going strong, still time to give

    Nov 26, 2013

    Army Contracting Command's participation in the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is going strong, according to the headquarters leader of this year's fund drive.

  • Army researchers build portable synthetic marijuana detector to curb designer drug abuse

    Nov 26, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (Nov. 26, 2013) -- Army researchers are building a portable drug detector that, soon, could help military and civil law enforcement agencies throughout the country more quickly catch synthetic drug abuse.

  • Human Resource Specialists Participate in Silver Scimitar Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Soldiers stand in line at a mock post office waiting to mail packages and letters home to their families, friends and loved ones. The slow steady hum of conversation fills the room as Soldiers complete their address forms and talk about day-to-day activities. With a few Subject Matter Experts walking around the room checking to see if the forms are being filled out correctly, one SME walks in the mailroom unnoticed and tosses a grungy black bag on the floor and shouts, "BOMB, BOMB!" Within seconds, Soldiers drop everything and run out of the exits to safety.

  • Officials announce next MICC command sergeant major

    Nov 22, 2013

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials announced their next command sergeant major with a reporting date of January 2014.

  • Legacy leaders meet at AMC headquarters

    Nov 22, 2013

    Previous commanders of the U.S. Army Materiel Command flank Gen. Dennis L. Via, AMC's current top leader, during a Former Commanders Conference at AMC headquarters Nov. 20-21. The retired generals, from the left, are Louis C. Wagner, Jr., Paul J. Kern, Johnnie E. Wilson and William G.T. Tuttle, Jr. A roundtable discussion focused on current priorities, reshaping initiatives, science and technology, and the retrograde underway in Afghanistan.

  • Historical challenge to maintain production at 200-year-old arsenal

    Nov 19, 2013

    The shear scope of responsibility to maintain an Army-owned and -operated manufacturing center is unbelievably stressful and so, why would anyone want to face such a high workload every day? Some do and here is their story.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Zardecki secures highest DoD civilian employee award

    Nov 18, 2013

    A winner of this year's Defense Department's highest civilian employee award could be described as a product of evolution.

  • Army SHARP director visits Redstone Arsenal

    Nov 18, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians on the frontline of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program here heard firsthand about the Army program's latest initiatives.

  • Harrison outlines priorities, ACC's challenges

    Nov 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command commanding general outlined his priorities and gave the ACC/ECC headquarters staffs their first glimpse of transformation initiatives.

  • 2-13th Avn. Regt., 305th MI Bn. participate in first-ever joint exercise together

    Nov 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment -- the Army's unmanned aircraft training center -- and Company A, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, demonstrated a collaborative effort Nov. 4 -- 8 in a first-ever joint culminating training exercise, or CTX. The initiative incorporated both units' missions to develop cooperative training combining the 305th's imagery analysts and the 2-13th's unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, operators in a simulated tactical environment.

  • Senior Enlisted Bandleader SGM David L. Fallin

    Nov 14, 2013

    Sergeant Major David L. Fallin, a native of Martinsville, VA., is the Senior Enlisted Bandleader of the Army Materiel Command Band, currently stationed on Redstone Arsenal, AL. He joined the Army shortly after graduating from Martinsville High School in 1985, obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Leo University in December 2005, and is currently working towards a Masters in Business Administration from Excelsior College.

  • MICC pays tribute to Buffalo Soldiers

    Nov 14, 2013

    The courage and bravery of the first peacetime, all African-American regiments in the regular Army were recognized by the commanding general of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command during a keynote address Nov. 11 in San Antonio.

  • Hutchison Receives AUSA Award

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Association of the U.S. Army has selected Michael Hutchison, deputy to the Army Contracting Command commanding general, to receive its 5th AUSA region: 5th Region Civilian Exceptional Service Award.

  • MICC change of command

    Nov 14, 2013

    Command of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command will change hands during a 10 a.m. ceremony Dec. 2 at the Army North Quadrangle on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Sword passes to new RRAD sergeant major

    Nov 14, 2013

    Red River Army Depot welcomed its new sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony Nov. 14 in the depot's leadership auditorium.

  • Results from Army, university tests could improve auto, aviation industry standards

    Nov 13, 2013

    Results from a recent study that looked at how battlefield-born vibrations, like those from blasts and heavy armored vehicles, for example, are leading research scientists to rethink military vehicle testing and evaluation methods that could also, eventually, improve automotive and aviation industry standards.

  • Alabama recognizes Army center for inventions, patents

    Nov 13, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Nov. 12, 2013) -- The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center has been recognized by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama for its role in helping to create high-wage jobs for Alabamians.

  • SDDC business directorate supports DLA cost-saving initiative

    Nov 13, 2013

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Strategic Business directorate, in partnership with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution, kicked off a program Oct. 28 to provide cost savings to the government as part of DLA's First Destination Transportation, or FDT, Initiative.

  • Redstone Arsenal remembers John F. Kennedy

    Nov 13, 2013

    Friday, Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy visited Redstone Arsenal twice during his presidency, more than any other president in Redstone Arsenal's history.

  • ACC-APG director provides insight for new year

    Nov 13, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground executive director provided insight and kudos to the workforce during a Nov. 4 town hall meeting here.

  • Father beams as son's name goes into SEC record book

    Nov 13, 2013

    Like many dads, Rod Matthews used sports as a way to bond with his two sons as they grew up. Years later, one of those sons is setting records in college football's Southeastern Conference.

  • Fifth AMSAA employee inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame

    Nov 13, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Greg Gouty is the latest Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity employee to be inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Fort Lee on Nov. 7.

  • Odierno: Sequestration would make even 1 major operation difficult

    Nov 12, 2013

    Unless Congress acts to counter the effects of sequestration, the Army will be hard-pressed to complete its mission, said the service's senior officer, during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Nov. 7, 2013.

  • 'America's Parade' honors veterans

    Nov 12, 2013

    The people of New York City honored the men and women who served the nation as they lined 5th Avenue during "America's Parade" to celebrate Veterans Day.

  • Providers, Wranglers share their Veterans Day with Temple veterans

    Nov 12, 2013

    Soldiers from the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 4th Sustainment Brigade spent Veterans Day with the veterans living at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple, Texas.

  • Materiel Enterprise partnership emphasized at JASR

    Nov 12, 2013

    Top leaders from the U.S. Army Materiel Command and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology stressed partnership and joint efforts to strengthen the materiel enterprise at a meeting Nov. 5.

  • CCAD Wins Mason Award for DoD Maintenance

    Nov 12, 2013

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot UH-60 recapitalization program that extends the life of each helicopter by ten years and max out its capabilities to take the aircraft well beyond its original form has earned them the 2013 Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence, the highest award for depot-level maintenance in all of DoD. The Mason Award is one of two Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards, the other being given at the field-level.

  • Toward a Ready and Resilient Army -- Leaders' Responsibilities in R2C

    Nov 12, 2013

    Our Army Family has demonstrated remarkable strength fighting two wars over the past 12 years, and has built resiliency dealing with challenges from combat stress, illness, injury, and the strain placed on relationships. To arm Soldiers Families and Civilians with resources essential to maintaining resiliency and overcoming these challenges to the health of our force, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C).

  • Thanking Veterans

    Nov 12, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Army Materiel Command's deputy commanding general, thanks a World War II veteran before the Huntsville, Ala., Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.

  • Materiel Enterprise leaders address APG workforce

    Nov 12, 2013

    The two senior leaders from the Army's Materiel Enterprise held a town hall at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., following the Army's first Joint Acquisition Sustainment Review (JASR) for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, Nov. 5.

  • Via receives leadership award

    Nov 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gen. Dennis L. Via, Army Materiel Command's commanding general, received the 2013 Alumni Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund during TMCF's Leadership Institute Luncheon Nov. 11 at the Washington Hilton.

  • Kandahar small arms weapons center relocates, doubles capacity to support Soldiers

    Nov 8, 2013

    Less than one month after relocating from the AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade compound to the Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard, the Small Arms Support Center has more than doubled its capacity to support the Warfighter's small arms weapons supply, maintenance and technical support needs.

  • Picatinny retiree honored for work on safer munitions

    Nov 7, 2013

    At this year's 2013 Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials symposium, retired Picatinny Arsenal employee Pai-Lien Lu, received the Munitions Safety (MS) Award. The MS Award is from the North American Treaty Organization's Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (NATO MSIAC). It is dedicated to those who have made consistent contributions in the research and production of munitions safety and its policies.

  • Veterans Day 2013

    Nov 7, 2013

    America's veterans are among our greatest national treasures. Their collective experience is an essential part of our shared heritage, and because of them, liberty will endure here and around the world. This Veterans Day, we will honor the sacrifices of service members both past and present -- including you, our Soldiers, who continue the fight for freedom every day. Thank you for your service and dedication to our nation and its people.

  • Wounded warrior shares story of her 'invisible disability'

    Nov 7, 2013

    Joye Brown enlisted in the Army young, just out of high school at the age of 18. She hoped the military would give her two things in exchange for her service - a college education and travel.

  • Depot celebrates its Veterans

    Nov 7, 2013

    The depot employs 785 Veterans who have served through decades of war and peace in each of the different branches of service. This year, to honor those who have served, the Public Affairs Office requested volunteers who would be willing to be photographed for TRACKS and The Morning Show.

  • Rucking for a cause at Natick

    Nov 6, 2013

    On Nov. 10, 2013, about 200 people around the world, including Capt. Justin Fitch of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will be rucking for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans and families who deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideations and tendencies.

  • Slots filling up fast for Army's premier marksmanship training event

    Nov 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence, will host the 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • "State of C4ISR" Explains Priorities and Challenges During Time of Budget Uncertainty

    Nov 6, 2013

    In an effort to answer questions about mission priorities and needs in this time of defense budget uncertainty and Better Buying Power mandates, the leaders of the Center of Excellence for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) provided the first "State of C4ISR" presentation to almost 400 business, industry, and economic development stakeholders.

  • 'He Loved Fighting For Our Country And Being A Soldier'

    Nov 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The tears fall gently down Kelli Skalberg's cheeks. They cloud this mom's normally sunny disposition, coming unannounced with the memories of her son, Sgt. James "Jamie" Lyn Skalberg Jr. Skalberg's son was killed in Afghanistan just 17 short months ago. Since then, she and her husband, James, have clung to those memories while slowly emerging from their personal pain as new members of the military's Gold Star community, a community of families who have lost a loved one during war. Throughout the nation, Gold Star families are surrounded by communities of supporters -- often led by the Army Community Service's Survivor Outreach Services -- who want to express the nation's gratitude for their sacrifice. At Redstone Arsenal, Skalberg recently attended an SOS-sponsored Gold Star parent luncheon and on Nov. 11 she will represent her family at a Veterans Day breakfast that will honor Gold Star families. She may even participate in the Veterans Day Parade, which will include a parade float for Gold Star families.

  • Hall of Heroe Inductees 'All-Around Good People'

    Nov 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Honor. Duty. Selfless service. Such attributes walk each day with the inductees of the Madison County Hall of Heroes. For every inductee into the hall, there's a heroic story that defines their service to the nation. On Nov. 8, the community will induct five new members of the Madison County Hall of Heroes during the annual Veterans Day Dinner. Each has been nominated for inclusion in the Hall of Heroes by members of the local community or the state's Department of Veterans Affairs, and then their nomination has been reviewed and selected by the Madison County Military Heritage Commission.

  • Annual Veterans Observance Grows Into Week Of Events

    Nov 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Veteran and volunteer David Carney remembers standing in front of a bank in downtown Huntsville in 1970 and watching the Veterans Day Parade. Little did he know that 30 years later, he would be instrumental in planning, executing and building the Veterans Day Parade -- and Veterans Day itself into the weeklong celebration that it is today.

  • 403rd AFSB welcomes 3 Korean university students for internships

    Nov 6, 2013

    CAMP HENRY, Republic of Korea -- The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade commander, Col. Jordan Chroman and Command Sgt. Dexter Speights, recently welcomed three Korean University students who will be working for and learning from the brigade during a six-month internship lasting through the winter of 2014.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • College grad finds niche in unexpected job in Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2013

    When Jessica Flandro graduated college she had no job prospects. Eight months after graduating, she lands her first career job working for the education center, initially at Bagram Airfield. Now she's finishing up a stint as an education services specialist at the Kandahar Education Center at Kandahar Airfield.

  • ACC-APG members receive Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting

    Nov 5, 2013

    For five members of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., receiving any kind of recognition is always an honor but when the award comes from the Secretary of the Army, the recognition carries a special meaning.

  • Army DHAP PSA Video

    Nov 5, 2013

    PSA video in support of the U.S. Army Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) and the Army Ready and Resilience Campaign (R2C).

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Responds to OSHA Notices

    Nov 5, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity repeated its commitment to worker safety following a press release by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration of 36 notices of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions from an explosion on March 28, 2013, in the pyrotechnic facility at Crane.

  • 402nd AFSB leadership takes SHARP program to next level

    Nov 5, 2013

    The SHARP program -- the Army's Sexual Harassment Assault / Response and Prevention program -- is not only the top stated priority for the Army's top leadership, but is also top priority for Col. James Kinkade, commander of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Ferdinand.

  • CASCOM command sergeant major to become top NCO at Army Materiel Command

    Nov 5, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, recognized Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, the command's senior noncommissioned officer, for his accomplishments and dedication to duty during a Nov. 4 ceremony here.

  • Veterans Day Holds Special Significance for USASAC Employees

    Nov 5, 2013

    Veterans are important part of the federal workforce, especially in positions that support the military. They bring the knowledge and experience of their military training and that translates into a valuable employee.

  • General praises ammunition plant safety record

    Nov 4, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- On his first ever visit to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant here, the Army's director of safety received an inside look at how the nation's premier bomb and warhead loading facility conducts its business while maintaining high safety standards.

  • Picatinny names new building for artillery expert

    Nov 4, 2013

    The new building for the advancement of artillery was named after John "Bud" Neumann, who worked at Picatinny Arsenal for more than 40 years.

  • McAlester increases public-private partnerships, revenue

    Nov 4, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., had a banner year, generating $16.1 million from 26 public-private partnerships in the fiscal year 2013, said explained a plant official.

  • New aviation gunnery training system enhances AAR capabilities

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Army is fielding a new system that integrates Apache helicopter gunnery training results into an After Action Review to provide leaders with a more complete picture of a training event. In September, the Aviation Homestation Interim Package passed its government acceptance test at Fort Hood, Texas. Plans call for adding the system to Fort Knox, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Stewart, Ga., and Grafenwoehr, Germany, by March 2014.

  • From Italy to Germany: 405th AFSB prepares for transfer of European Activity Set

    Nov 1, 2013

    Personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and its battalion in Germany accelerated preparations designed to reorganize European pre-positioned stocks this fall.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • Army Materiel Command celebrates military and civilians with awards ceremony

    Nov 1, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command held a recognition ceremony Friday, Nov. 1, at the Bob Jones Auditorium here to recognize employees for various accomplishments.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • 405th AFSBn-Germany receives 'Herculean' effort in support of European Activity Set mission

    Oct 31, 2013

    The arrival of the M88A2s was just the tip of iceberg of equipment arriving in EUCOM from multiple AMC locations throughout the world to support the building of the European Activity Set. Some of the EAS equipment will come from CONUS, South Korea, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and AFSBn-Italy (Livorno). Other equipment is currently in possession of the Army in Europe and will also be sent to Tower Barracks to fill the EAS requirements.

  • AMC employees win a U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award

    Oct 31, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command was announced as a recipient of the U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award in the community awareness category Oct 29.

  • AMSAA begins another year of mentorship

    Oct 31, 2013

    ABERDEEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity began another year of mentorship with Aberdeen Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Oct. 31, 2013

    Oct 31, 2013

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

  • Army Research Laboratory prototype hardware helps NASA recover images that would be lost at sea

    Oct 30, 2013

    New hardware built by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is helping NASA retrieve experimental images otherwise lost at sea.

  • Picatinny's new doctorate program stays on course

    Oct 30, 2013

    The Armament Academy, the first-of-its-kind doctorate degree-granting institution at Picatinny Arsenal, welcomed the first cohort of students, Sept. 6.

  • Army looks to blend cyber, electronic warfare capabilities on battlefield

    Oct 29, 2013

    U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion.

  • Arsenal's face of strength is also the face of the future

    Oct 29, 2013

    The arsenal, as well as America, was founded on those who have had the natural ability to use their hands to build homes, towns, and to shape raw stock material into finished products. But unlike the early 1800s, there are few today who have that ability.

  • Statistics skills prove helpful for Picatinny Soldier

    Oct 29, 2013

    In a desert full of fire artillery and a convoy of tanks, probably the last concept on anyone's mind is mathematics. Yet, for Sergeant Kevin Singer, a chemical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, mathematics is essential to his mission.

  • Army Honors Wounded, Ill and Injured Soldiers during Warrior Care Month Focuses on Building Readines

    Oct 29, 2013

    Across the Army during November events will be held honoring these men and women and highlighting their experiences in Warrior Transition Units with a focus on their resilience and the contributions they make to the readiness of the force.

  • Retrograde of equipment from Afghanistan on track

    Oct 28, 2013

    About 40,000 containers and 30,000 vehicles have been shipped back from Afghanistan over the past year, but a strategic transportation planner said the system "has not yet been taxed" to its fullest potential.

  • Army logisticians, industry navigate budgetary minefield to modernize equipment

    Oct 28, 2013

    Continuing resolutions, sequestration and furloughs are putting equipment modernization, readiness and force structure at risk, said a top leader responsible for equipping Soldiers.

  • Historical Displays Highlight McAlester AAP's mission through the years

    Oct 28, 2013

    A team of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant employees build a tribute to the installation's past through pictures

  • ACC runner takes passion to another level state-to-state

    Oct 25, 2013

    Running has always been a favorite pastime for Tanya Peel, supervisory procurement analyst with the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Two years ago she took her passion to a new level and established a goal to run a half-marathon in every state.

  • Senior AMC civilian defends workforce: 'Don't call them non-essential'

    Oct 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top civilian delivered strong words in defense of the civilian workforce during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 23. When John Nerger, AMC's executive deputy to the commanding general, spoke from a panel at the Civilian Professional Development Seminar, his message was direct.

  • Watervliet finally powers through 1933

    Oct 24, 2013

    Eighty years ago, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany, the U.S. Army's disciplinary barracks on Alcatraz Island turned into a federal prison, and a power substation at the Watervliet Arsenal was installed. Although Einstein has since died and the Alcatraz federal prison closed, the arsenal substation has continued to support critical infrastructure at the arsenal since 1933. That is, until this month.

  • The gift that keeps on giving

    Oct 24, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Farida Durham, Operations Noncommissioned Officer, 404th Army Field Support Brigade, Army Sustainment Command, sorts donated coloring books and crayons for Joint Base Lewis McChord's "Santa's Castle" program Oct. 23 at brigade headquarters.

  • Depot sets stage for future communications systems workload

    Oct 24, 2013

    Tobyhanna is in the final stages of securing a new workload that could bring more than $1 million and 24,000 manhours of work to the depot next fiscal year.

  • Procurement roles defined in ACC training

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-Warren (Anniston) Contracting Office recently conducted three consecutive one-day sessions of Procurement Package Preparation Training for Anniston Army Depot employees. The more than 50 attendees included contracting officer representatives, Acquiline/PR web-authorized users, Advance Acquisition Plan coordinators and others who may be responsible for preparing purchase requests for contracted services, supplies and equipment.

  • Army scientist advances biometrics through UK exchange program

    Oct 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- British and U.S. Army researchers are partnering to enhance biometric and surveillance capabilities as the result of an exchange program between the countries. Dr. Kevin Leonard, a U.S. Army physicist, focused on advancing facial-recognition technologies during his two-year assignment in the United Kingdom.

  • McQuistion takes questions during equipment modernization forum

    Oct 23, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general of Army Materiel Command, took questions from Army personnel, industry and academia during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army Tuesday, Oct. 22.

  • Soldier appreciates work done at Natick

    Oct 23, 2013

    No one understands better than a Soldier what his or her peers need in the field. That's why Sgt. 1st Class Adam Adams has such an appreciation for the work done at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • AMC commander praises Army civilians at AUSA 2013

    Oct 23, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the leader of an Army organization that is 96 percent civilian, the commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis L. Via, shared his unique perspective at the Association of the United States Army Civilian Professional Development Seminar here Oct. 23.

  • Grandmother, 79, donates personally-made hats to troops

    Oct 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 23, 2013) -- While the war in Iraq ended many months ago and troops in Afghanistan will soon be coming home, the supportive spirit of the American public -- especially for military members serving overseas -- has not diminished.

  • Improvements to Army's new 5.56mm production lines help save government more than $20 million

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies.

  • AMC Commander addresses ROTC Cadets at AUSA 2013

    Oct 22, 2013

    The commander of the Army Materiel Commander addressed future Army officers during the 2013 ROTC Luncheon at the AUSA Annual Meeting here Oct. 21. General Dennis L. Via, who was an ROTC Cadet at Virginia State University 33 years ago, presented awards to the most active ROTC company, the ROTC unit with the best support to the community, and to the largest ROTC company. He also spoke to the cadets about his own experiences, and about their decision to serve as military officers.

  • Army researchers focus on cybersecurity

    Oct 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Oct. 22, 2013) -- Army Technology Magazine's latest edition focuses on how Army researchers and scientists are advancing the science of cybersecurity.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army Small business forum educates contractors

    Oct 22, 2013

    Small business is big business at the Army Materiel Command. That is the messages AMC Commander, Gen. Dennis L. Via delivered to attendees of a Small Business Forum at the annual Association of the United States Army meeting Oct. 22.

  • Watervliet supports Veterans at job fair, finds the most unique reference of all

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Arsenal supported Veterans today at the Albany VA Medical Center's Job Fair. Ian Hart, right, brought what maybe the more interesting of job references to Arsenal Personnel Specialists James Ehman and Jody Roy … an Arsenal history book with his photo on page 168 (page 263 in today's history book).

  • Future uncertain for Ground Combat Vehicle, Armed Aerial Scout

    Oct 22, 2013

    As a result of fiscal "belt tightening, the Ground Combat Vehicle and the Armed Aerial Scout could be delayed, continued or terminated," said the Army's top acquisition professional.

  • Army's first Executive Resilience, Performance Course offered to Army leaders at Belvoir

    Oct 21, 2013

    Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted the Army's first official Executive Resilience and Performance Course for Army leaders, Oct. 17, 2013.

  • Army Releases Operational Energy Video and 8 Power Tips -- LTG Mason to Discuss Initiatives at AUSA

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Army is releasing an Operational Energy training video and 8 Power Tips aimed at encouraging Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield. LTG Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, is releasing both during this week's 2013 Annual Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition. Mason will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 as part of a panel on creating efficiencies and synergies. Live Stream http://www.army.mil/professional/ilw/

  • Red River employee recognized for 51 years of service

    Oct 21, 2013

    In recognition of 51 years of service, RRAD retiree Doyce Martin received a Presidential Letter of Appreciation personally signed by President Barack Obama.

  • Red River earns AMC environmental awards

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command announced recipients of four Environmental Awards and two additional Green Awards for fiscal year 2012. Red River Army Depot was among the award recipients earning the Environmental Quality Award as well as the Green Installation Award.

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