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  • Corn-Feds: Army plans to power plants with plants

    May 29, 2013

    The Army has selected the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) in Middletown, Iowa, as the initial facility to test a prototype ethanol-powered fuel cell technology. Why IAAAP? "Ethanol is derived from corn, which is abundant in Iowa."

  • 414th CSB contracting Soldiers support African mission

    May 29, 2013

    The 414th Contracting Support Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, recently supported the Flintlock 2013 exercise in Mauritania, Africa, with two contingency contracting officers.

  • EAGLE BOA holders flock to Rock Island

    May 29, 2013

    Representatives from 95 of the 112 Enhanced Army Global Logistic Enterprise Basic Ordering Agreement holder companies gathered May 20 for a meeting with the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island EAGLE team.

  • Dellamonica winner humble in his accomplishments

    May 29, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When Scott Phillips first heard the news that he was a 2012 Dellamonica awardee, he almost didn't believe it. "That was quite a surprise," said Phillips, branch chief for Army, Interservice and FMS aircraft components at AMCOM. "I didn't even realize I had been nominated for that."

  • Army explores futuristic uniform for SOCOM

    May 28, 2013

    Army researchers are responding to a request from the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies to help develop a revolutionary Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.

  • Foley selected as 2012 Dellamonica winner

    May 28, 2013

    RESTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command recently announced the 2012 Louis Dellamonica awards winners, recognizing the best employees in the command. Only one was chosen to represent the headquarters staff.

  • SDDC employee recipient of Dellamonica Award

    May 28, 2013

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.-- Jamie Hagemeyer of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Global Container Management Office was named one of the recipients of the 2012 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding U.S. Army Materiel Command Personnel of the Year.

  • TRADOC senior NCO visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    May 28, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee command sergeant major, hosted a visit by Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, to learn about initiatives and observe training May 23.

  • ASC participates in Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium

    May 28, 2013

  • Mobile Tower System delivers life-saving upgrades

    May 24, 2013

    The Army is replacing the 1960's era air traffic control system with the Mobile Tower System, which provides an effective and reliable solution that can be deployed anywhere in the world, in any weather condition and will support both military and civilian air operations.

  • Ohio National Guard unit prepares for complex logistical tasks in Kuwait

    May 24, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Providing all the food, fuel, ammunition, and other supplies across an entire theater of operations is the complex training task the Springfield, Ohio-based 371st Sustainment Brigade has prepared to do here.

  • Joint Munitions Command CG visits Anniston Munitions Center

    May 24, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, the commanding general of Joint Munitions Command, toured Anniston Munitions Center May 13. "This was our chance to explain to our higher headquarters all the things we do here," said Lt. Col. David Schmitt, commander of ANMC, explaining the tour consisted of ANMC's unique capabilities. Areas visited included the demilitarization pit, the Multiple Launch Rocket System Facility and a storage site for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missiles.

  • Soldiers learn from combat vehicle experts

    May 24, 2013

    More than 70 Soldiers from the 900th Component Repair Company, headquartered in Brundidge, Ala., spent their annual training learning from the combat vehicle specialists at Anniston Army Depot. The National Guardsmen, whose Military Occupation Specialty Code, or MOS, ranged from wheeled and tracked vehicle mechanics to trades specialists and armament repairers had not worked on military vehicles for the past several years - since before their 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. Working on the lines at the depot gave these Soldiers much needed experience as well as exposing them to vehicle platforms they had never seen.

  • DoD reduces number of furlough days, Anniston Army Depot sets schedule

    May 24, 2013

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to Department of Defense employees at a town hall meeting in Alexandria, Va., May 14, informing them there would be 11 nonconsecutive furlough days this fiscal year. According to Michael Burke, the depot's deputy to the commander, the current plan is to stay with the 5-4-9 work schedule through the pay period beginning June 30. During that pay period, only eight hours will be lost to furlough as most employees on the depot will have their first furlough day July 12.

  • Knee brace puts 'a spring in your step'

    May 23, 2013

    Weight, hinge design, and assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks.

  • DOD logistics leaders visit 4-401st AFSB-Kandahar RPAT

    May 23, 2013

    The Honorable Alan F. Estevez, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness), and other Department of Defense logistics leaders visited the 4-401st Army Field Support Brigade Kandahar Airfield Redistribution Property Assistance Team to receive an update on current retrograde operations on May 20, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 1st TSC CSM discusses leadership with KAF RPAT enlisted Soldiers

    May 23, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--The 1st Theater Sustainment Command's top enlisted leader visits the Army Field Support Battalion Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard on May 15 for an update on the retrograde process.

  • ARL scientist receives prestigious AMC award

    May 23, 2013

    William Glodek, a computer scientist in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, Network Security Branch, was recently selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Army Material Command Personnel of the Year.

  • 4-401st AFSB Kandahar mobile RPAT uses PAKGLOC to execute first fort-to-door mission

    May 23, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-- In a joint effort between the 4th Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, the Kandahar Mobile Redistribution Property Assistant Team executed its first fort-to door operation via the recently reopened Pakistan Ground Lines of Communication on May 21.

  • RDECOM recognizes 2013 NCO of the Year competition winner

    May 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Menninger captured top honors May 23 after a week of competition that tested four noncommissioned officers' physical abilities, endurance and technical expertise. Menninger earned recognition as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's NCO of the Year.

  • Joint Munitions Command's General Discusses Mission at Small Business Symposium

    May 23, 2013

    Commanding General of the Joint Munitions Command speaks at local small business symposium

  • PM Force Sustainment Systems looks ahead, supports Pacific strategy

    May 22, 2013

    What covers half the world's surface, contains 50 percent of its population, and spans 9,000 miles and 16 time zones? Give up? Well, it's the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation.

  • Picatinny supports patenting West Point cadet inventions

    May 22, 2013

    Like something that must have fallen off of Batman's utility belt, U.S. Military Academy Cadets Killian Burns, Sungi Cho, Steven Davidson, Max Saurwein invented the "Light Weight Short Gap Defeat and Anchor System."

  • LARs provides direct assistance to Warfighter in 401st AFSB footprint in Afghanistan

    May 22, 2013

    Chris Flegel, a TACOM Automotive Logistics Assistance Representative, trains Soldiers from the Automotive Section, Company B, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky., on how to load and use Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals on the Maintenance Support Device.

  • ACC NewsBlast May 22, 2013

    May 22, 2013

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

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Maine

    May 22, 2013

    The 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion training noncommissioned officer, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Maine plans, coordinates and in some cases, executes training sessions that keep Soldiers up-to-date and ready to deploy.

  • ACC-Warren hosts memorial benefit bicycle ride/walk

    May 22, 2013

    In a tribute to their longtime biking buddy, Dave Menzel, more than 60 friends and family united for a benefit bike ride/walk for The Fallen and Wounded Soldier Fund, May 11.

  • DCMA teams with the Army's 410th CSB

    May 22, 2013

    Twenty-five military and civilian personnel of the Army's 410th Contracting Support Brigade recently participated in a field tour at the Defense Contract Management Agency Aircraft Propulsion Operations Kelly office here.

  • Army makes final delivery of IA-407s to the Iraqis

    May 21, 2013

    The Project Office for Armed Scout Helicopters, along with several representatives from different organizations on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., made the eighth delivery of the Iraqi Armed-407 Bell helicopters to Iraq.

  • Four RDECOM NCOs vie for top honors

    May 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Four Soldiers will test their physical fitness, endurance, technical aptitude and reasoning skills May 20 to 23 as they vie for honors in the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Universities team up, provide realistic training

    May 21, 2013

    With cameras rolling, reporters bombarded the Soldier at the podium with hard-hitting questions. The Soldier, remaining calm and focused, responded to each with information about sustainment operations.

  • AEC, 20th SUPCOM Warriors named APG NCO, Soldier of Year

    May 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Eight "outstanding" candidates put their best boots forward while vying for the honor to be named Aberdeen Proving Ground Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year for the next 12 months during an April 26 selection board. At the end of the day, Sgt. 1st Class Kishann T. Smith was selected as the APG NCO of the Year while Spc. Adedeji A. Adeniji was named the APG Soldier of the Year. Smith is assigned to the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Army Evaluation Center while Adeniji serves with the 20th Support Command (CBRNE). During the next year, both will serve as APG ambassadors during various post and community events.

  • Ordnance School welcomes new commandant

    May 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Ordnance School welcomed Col. John F. "Jack" Haley as its new commandant and Chief of Ordnance, during a change of command ceremony May 17. Haley arrived at Fort Lee from the U.S. Army Materiel Command, where he served as the special assistant to the commanding general.

  • AMC announces its 2012 Dellamonica awardees

    May 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Annually, U.S. Army Materiel Command selects the top employees from throughout the command to receive the Louis Dellamonica award.

  • Cargo Helicopters Change of Charter

    May 17, 2013

    The Army welcomed a new leader in Army aviation acquisition during a change of charter ceremony May 16.

  • Army inspector general, ASC CG visit 402nd AFSB in Kuwait

    May 17, 2013

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade was host to Lt. Gen. Peter Vangjel, Army inspector general, and Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, in mid-April.

  • Research center partnership trail leads to Puerto Rico

    May 16, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 16, 2013) -- Doug Felker knows excellence when he sees it, and he sees it in the engineering students at the University of Puerto Rico.

  • Today's apprentices, tomorrow's machinists of the finest weapon systems in the world

    May 16, 2013

    Watervliet Arsenal machining apprentices are one step closer to becoming Department of the Army machinists as they presented their Capstone Project at a ceremony conducted this month at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. The Capstone Project is the culmination of their schooling and a demonstration of their machining skills they have acquired in the four-year apprentice program.

  • ACC NCO of the Year readies to compete for AMC title

    May 16, 2013

    In what may be the first time the Army has conducted any kind of Soldier's competition by video teleconference, the Army Contracting Command has set a new precedence.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses Sexual Assault & Harassment

    May 16, 2013

    Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission. It is up to every one of us, civilian and Soldier, general officer to private, to solve this problem within our ranks.

  • TACOM EEO Office sponsors workshop on women in senior level positions

    May 16, 2013

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder: U.S., Filipino Soldiers train to purify water

    May 16, 2013

    A team of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians helped the Filipino people purify more than 14,000 gallons of water during a joint military exercise in April. The water-purification project, part of the Balikatan 2013 Exercise, demonstrates the U.S. military's significant commitment to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" during military operations as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in the Pacific region, said Jim Muldoon, the science advisor assigned to U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • ASC supports Computers for Learning Program

    May 16, 2013

  • CAAA Visits Elementary Science Lab Financed by STEM Program

    May 15, 2013

    Representatives of Crane Army Ammunition Activity visited Childs Elementary School, Bloomington, Ind., April 18 in order to see its science lab that was possible through the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program.

  • Understanding the value of patriotism, local elementary school celebrates

    May 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory participated in Churchville Elementary School's annual Patriot Day program held April 25. Fifty-two fifth grade students received certificates and awards from state and local politicians and were presented individualized medals by ARL's Maj. Jason Tate from the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.

  • AMC commanding general visits 'First in Support' command

    May 15, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., visited the soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, April 30 through May 4.

  • ASC receives proclamation from local mayor for Military Appreciation Month

    May 15, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command received a proclamation from Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba and the City Council May 8 at city hall. The proclamation acknowledged May as Military Appreciation Month and encouraged citizens to display the U.S. flag to recognize the valor of veterans and the sacrifices made by military personnel and their families.

  • Army additive manufacturing brings concepts to life with 3D imaging

    May 15, 2013

    Additive Manufacturing technology has gained notoriety due to its ability to reproduce everything from critical gun parts with full functionality, to exact replicas of children's toys. Three-dimensional printing has even made an appearance in recent pop music videos, transporting viewers through a seemingly futuristic odyssey to clone a high-tech version of will.i.am.

  • RDECOM shows off latest Army technology at Armed Forces Day

    May 15, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Local students, military veterans and APG community members inspected and explored the Army's latest advancements in protective masks, body armor, ballistics protection and renewable energy at Armed Forces Day May 15.

  • Army Secretary visits Arsenal

    May 14, 2013

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Installation, Energy and Environment visited Pine Bluff Arsenal April 17.

  • CBRNE commander visits PBA

    May 14, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Leslie Smith, commanding general of the 20th Support Command -- Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives, visited Pine Bluff Arsenal April 9-10.

  • Lean Six Sigma project helps reduce processing times, increase service

    May 14, 2013

    In an effort to reduce the logistics excess footprint and increase customer service, Karen Whitlow, supervisory distribution facilities specialist for Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Material Management, Storage Division, met with personnel from the government liquidation area of the Defense Logistic Agency Disposition Services in Little Rock last September, and came up with a plan forward.

  • Pine Bluff Arsenal supports Joint Extended Range Illuminating Projectile project

    May 14, 2013

    During the past year, several Pine Bluff Arsenal Directorate of Ammunition Operations engineers began work building 155mm XM1123 Infrared and XM1124 Visible Light Illuminating Projectiles. This was in support of the Qualification Phase of XM1123/XM1124 Joint Extended Range Illuminating Projectile or JERIP Project. On March 25, both projectiles were Type Classified, and PBA was designated as the initial manufacturer for the Project Manager for Combat Ammunition Systems, located at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • USASAC conducts Georgia, Morocco engagements

    May 14, 2013

    Senior leaders from USASAC recently visited Georgia and Morocco as part of the command's strategic engagements with U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command countries.

  • Engineers work to better monitor missile health

    May 13, 2013

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is leveraging micro-electro-mechanical systems research in a new application to detect potentially damaging vibrations encountered by missiles during handling, transport and operation.

  • Army Materiel Command CG visits 7th Civil Support Command

    May 13, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command with headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., visited the leaders and soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command, May 4.

  • AFCEA and APG Leadership Invest in STEM Education

    May 13, 2013

    "Investing in the future" was the theme of the annual scholarship event of the Aberdeen Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association.

  • CECOM logisticians conduct program reviews to transition to sustainment

    May 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Logistics Readiness Center, along with Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, PEO C3T, and Program Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, WIN-T, kicked off the first of several sustainment review sessions in preparation for select systems scheduled to transition to sustainment during fiscal years 17 and 18.

  • AMC commander shares thoughts on leadership with ALU graduates

    May 13, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, addressed the graduating students of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course May 10, at the U.S. Army Logistics University.

  • QC ballpark hosts Military Appreciation Night

    May 13, 2013

    Army Sustainment Command Commanding General Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton and other military and civilian leaders from Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., joined local civilian leaders to sign the Quad Cities Military Community Covenant and celebrate Military Appreciation Night at Modern Woodman Park in Davenport, Iowa.

  • 21st TSC hosts logistics event

    May 10, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted a logistics professional military education event in the Kaiserslautern Military Community for sustainers stationed throughout Europe, May 2.

  • CTSF Critical Link in the Development of NATO Software

    May 10, 2013

    Situational awareness on the battlefield is a fundamental key to warfighting success. But, the fog of war often clouds that awareness.

  • Army announces R&D achievement awards

    May 9, 2013

    WASHINGTON (May 9, 2013) -- The U.S. Army announced its 2012 Research and Development Awards in a public memorandum April 30. The annual recognition highlights the best in Army science and technology each year.

  • ANCA closure commemorates accomplishments

    May 9, 2013

    "ANCA's (Anniston Chemical Activity) dedicated work force can be proud of their accomplishments and just as proud of the great attitude and work ethic they demonstrated, even as they worked themselves out of a job," said Jesse E. Brown, III, ANCA Civilian Executive, during this week's closure ceremony. Besides the dedication and professionalism of the ANCA work force, the centerpiece of the closure ceremony was the casing of its colors, a gold-colored-fringed deep blue flag with two white scrolls.

  • Contracting CG visits Anniston, holds town hall

    May 9, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, the commanding general of Army Contracting Command, headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., visited Anniston Army Depot May 2. Nichols, who took command at ACC in May 2012, held a town hall meeting with Anniston Contracting Office employees at the close of her tour, listening to concerns of the employees and answering questions regarding the Army budget and furloughs.

  • Army engineers enhance EOD Soldiers' safety with 'batwings'

    May 8, 2013

    U.S. Army engineers in Afghanistan recently designed and fabricated a tool to help Soldiers investigate possible improvised explosive devices from a safer distance.

  • Army-funded research may enhance battlefield medicine

    May 7, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (May 7, 2013) -- Extramural basic research at the University of California, Los Angeles, funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has led to the discovery of a fundamental new way to image microorganisms using visible or ultraviolet light without the requirement of any lenses, lasers or bulky optical elements.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot supports military navigation

    May 7, 2013

    Electronics Mechanic Jeff Esposito configures an AN/ARN-123 Airborne Radio Navigation Set at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Secretary of the Army pins industrial safety award on Watervliet, again

    May 6, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced that it was named the winner of the Fiscal 2012 Secretary of the Army Award and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award of Industrial Operations. This is the second time in three years that the Arsenal has been recognized by the Army's senior leaders for its exceptional safety program and record.

  • Fort Bragg first to receive upgraded M119 howitzers

    May 6, 2013

    On April 19, Artillerymen at Fort Bragg, N.C., became the first unit in the Army to receive digitized M119A3 howitzers, which will make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker in combat.

  • Improving maintenance and operations with condition based maintenance

    May 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Communications-Electronics Command, and the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity are developing technologies and techniques to implement condition based maintenance on wheeled vehicles and power generation equipment.

  • Training is the key to a successful emergency response

    May 6, 2013

    Extensive training was key for first responders at incident at Hawthorne Army Depot.

  • Army completes armed helicopters' delivery to Iraqis

    May 3, 2013

    The Army completed a milestone in helping to maintain stability in Iraq now that the U.S. military has departed.

  • 5th Signal Command's Cyber Center Europe dedicated to Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray

    May 2, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany (May 2, 2013) -- 5th Signal Command officially named the Cyber Center Europe building on Clay Kaserne the "Gray Center" in honor of Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray. Lt. Gen. Gray was a distinguished signal officer, leader and mentor who was also the former deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe. Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General of Army Materiel Command, was the guest speaker and accompanied 5th Signal Commanding General and USAREUR CIO/G6, Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford and Lt. Gen. Gray's widow, Annie, in the unveiling of the building's sign. The "Gray Center" is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014.

  • Student robotics competition hones technical and teamwork skills

    May 2, 2013

  • RIA commander speaks of Arsenal's future, way ahead

    May 2, 2013

    Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command, hosted a Rock Island Arsenal-wide town hall May 1 to outline his vision for the future of Arsenal Island.

  • HSAAP, Kingsport Safety Council Promote Seasonal Safety

    Apr 25, 2013

    Natural resources manager Bruce Cole of Holston Army Ammunition Plant educates the Kingsport Safety Council on the hazards of springtime.

  • Region's best: TMDE support center surpasses Army standards

    Apr 25, 2013

    A tenant activity here was recognized for surpassing several Army standards and transforming into a model of excellence. The U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Support Center was recognized by the U.S. Army TMDE Activity for having the lowest TMDE delinquency rate in USATA's northeast region.

  • Overhauling 50-year-old generators

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Defense Generator and Non-Tactical Rail Center in Utah, better known as DGRC, is currently overhauling and retrofitting large generators for a foreign military sales contract.

  • ANAD ACS gives thanks for volunteers

    Apr 25, 2013

    Kiana Banks spoke to the Army Community Service volunteers at this year's appreciation ceremony, giving them an overview of how she came to appreciate being a volunteer. The ceremony was held April 22 at the DeSoto Pastime Center. Banks' first volunteer experience occurred at Anniston Army Depot with the Camp Connection summer program.

  • CSM Maunakea views small arms processes

    Apr 25, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Emmett Maunakea of Program Executive Office Soldier toured the depot's Small Arms Repair Facility April 16. "Anniston is such an important piece for PEO Soldier," said Maunakea. "A lot of the rebuilding for our weapons takes place here."

  • Anniston Army Depot recycling encourages employees to think blue

    Apr 25, 2013

    The depot's recycling division is looking a little blue these days and hopes to be more blue in the future. The change enables the installation's workforce to immediately identify recycling bins.

  • 406th AFSB hosts Brigade Logistics Support Team Olympics

    Apr 25, 2013

    Logistic Support Teams from Forts Bragg, Campbell, Stewart, Drum and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command competed in the 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Brigade Logistics Support Team Olympics here April 9-10.

  • Chinook team drives hard bargain

    Apr 25, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--If you're thinking about making a major purchase you may want to enlist the help of the team that just saved the government more than $810 million on a multiyear contract to buy 155 CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters.

  • Watervliet commander found painting his way out of a box ... shop

    Apr 24, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Everyone knew that when Sequestration hit on March 1 that there would be significant cuts within the Department of Defense. And so, when arsenal Commander Col. Mark F. Migaleddi was spotted this month holding a paint roller in the box shop some thought the budget cuts had gone too far.

  • Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield

    Apr 24, 2013

    Energy Scavenging is just one way U.S. Army Research Laboratory experts are getting more from existing resources. There are a number of technology areas enabling operational energy, such as energy storage, alternative energy sources, high-density power converters and micro grids that the lab is pursuing.

  • Arsenal better trained, community better protected

    Apr 24, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal conducted a two-hour antiterrorism exercise here on April 23 that brought together more than 75 first responders from Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties. This exercise tested arsenal and community first responders' ability to react to a simulated terrorist threat involving chemical, biological, and radiological agents.

  • Assistant secretary: Work smarter to fill capability gaps

    Apr 24, 2013

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- (April 9, 2013) A senior Army leader visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center to meet with workers and outline her vision for the future.

  • SDDC logisticians save $1.2 million with 'outside the box' thinking

    Apr 24, 2013

    Logisticians in Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Operation Center put their heads together recently to save U.S. Southern Command $1.2 million in transportation costs.

  • CAAA Receives Excellence in Explosives Safety Award

    Apr 24, 2013

    The offices of the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army announced Crane Army Ammunition Activity received the Excellence in Explosives Safety Award for the fiscal year 2012.

  • Army, industry discuss Manpack radio path ahead

    Apr 24, 2013

    As the Army prepares to conduct a full and open competition for the Manpack radio, it hosted a forum for potential industry partners to lay out the path ahead and continue dialogue.

  • New clean air stations increase mission flexibility

    Apr 24, 2013

    Ten clean air work stations in the Airborne Communications Instruments Branch here offer improved mission flexibility and electro static protection. The stations, which replaced the aging Class 100K Clean Room in the branch, is used in the repair and testing of avionics components such as the ARU-12 Attitude Indicator (a horizontal position indicator), displacement gyroscope (indicate pitch and roll of an aircraft), directional gyroscope and gyro rotors.

  • Kandahar Logistics Support Element saves Army money, improves Warfighter readiness

    Apr 23, 2013

    Logistics Assistance Representatives, or LARS, from the Army Sustainment Command and Army Materiel Command's Life Cycle Management Commands, to include the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Communication-Electronics Command, Aviation and Missile Command, and the Joint Munitions Command save the Army money with by mentoring, training, coaching Soldiers.

  • Army team spans globe for science, technology solutions

    Apr 23, 2013

    U.S. Army science advisors are embedded with major units around the world to speed technology solutions to Soldiers' needs. The Field Assistance in Science and Technology program's 30 science advisors, both uniformed officers and Army civilians, provide a link between Soldiers and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's thousands of subject matter experts.

  • Tool Crib supports depot missions

    Apr 23, 2013

    Tool Crib personnel maintain tools and test, measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) for more than 3,500 depot employees.

  • BenĂ©t Laboratories leads DOD challenge to harness private sector innovation

    Apr 22, 2013

    DOD-operated manufacturing centers have hundreds, if not thousands, of machines that for the most part operate independently. A new DOD challenge seeks to harness ideas and applications to improve defense manufacturing.

  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • SINCGARS Theater Provided Equipment (TPE) Effort

    Apr 22, 2013

    In fiscal year 2012, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) identified Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, SINCGARS, shortages to its higher headquarters, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, CECOM

  • Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits Yokohama North Dock, Sagami Depot

    Apr 22, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited Japan April 19 through 21. On April 20, Via traveled to Yokohama North Dock, where he was provided an overbrief on the Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia and toured one of the several Landing Craft Utility boats docked at the installation. Via then traveled to Sagami General Depot for an overview brief on the installation, a discussion with U.S. Army Japan leadership, and a windshield tour of the installation.

  • Army, universities partner for aviation research

    Apr 19, 2013

    College students conducting research into remotely piloted unmanned aerial systems are testing their ideas on actual Army hardware.

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