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  • Picatinny, PEO Ammunition Town Hall updates workforce

    Mar 11, 2013

    Less than a week after the Sequester took effect, the Program Executive Officer for Ammunition held the first Town Hall meeting March 5 for the PEO community. The meeting, headed by Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, was the fourth Town Hall-style gathering held at the Arsenal since the start of 2013.

  • AMC band accomplishes "perfect execution" of musical missions

    Mar 11, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band increased morale in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait by performing to deployed units assigned there, Feb. 23-28.

  • AMC band performs for "mission ready" Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment played host to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band on Camp Redleg, Feb. 28.

  • AMCOM workers updated on sequestration impact

    Mar 11, 2013

    Budget uncertainty was the main topic at AMCOM's town hall meeting March 6 in Bob Jones Auditorium. Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, conducted the third town hall of his tenure. He told the audience in the auditorium and command locations via video-teleconference that he is committed to providing the most up-to-date information about budgetary uncertainties, sequestration and the potential for furloughs.

  • Army Materiel Command leadership engages Congress on 'national treasure'

    Mar 11, 2013

    The commander of Army Materiel Command met with Congressional leaders and staff members, Feb. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill, to discuss the Army's organic industrial base and national military readiness.

  • ROC Drill examines Army sustainment formations

    Mar 8, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command will host the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill, March 11-15, 2013, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Wolfhound electronically tracks enemy C2 in Afghanistan

    Mar 8, 2013

    The Wolfhound Handheld Threat Warning System, named one of the Army's greatest inventions for 2009, is still being fielded and sustained to give Soldiers an "ears on the ground" capability in a wide range of missions.

  • Technical Director Spotlight: Obusek focuses on Soldiers

    Mar 8, 2013

    Dr. Jack Obusek is the technical director of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. He leads about 700 Department of the Army employees and 16 Soldiers. He oversees about 100 contractors and executes an annual program budget of about $353 million.

  • Natick provides large shelters for Soldiers

    Mar 7, 2013

    The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate works with Soldiers to help erect and provide shelters, and sometimes works alongside them when both civilian and military personnel are deployed to countries like Afghanistan.

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar personnel retrograde first Stryker combat vehicles

    Mar 7, 2013

    Army Field Support Battalion Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, retrogrades its first Stryker combat vehicles for return to the U.S. March 2.

  • Sharing his recipe for success at Natick

    Mar 7, 2013

    Take a boyhood working for family food businesses in Boston's famed North End, add plenty of intelligence, hard work and people skills, spice it all with self-deprecating humor, and you have Gerry Darsch's recipe for success at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate.

  • First unit readies for Afghanistan with new network

    Mar 7, 2013

    When the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, deploy to Afghanistan this summer to assist in the drawdown of U.S. forces, they will be the first to use an on-the-move communications network that stays connected over vast distances, providing information throughout the brigade down to the lowest echelons.

  • Tobyhanna techs support armed forces' satellite communications

    Mar 7, 2013

    Electronics Mechanic Edward Mojzuk takes a reading from the elevation data box to verify AS-3036 Antenna alignment here.

  • AMC completes Keith L. Ware Competition, awards 26 first place winners

    Mar 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command completed its 2012 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition here, Feb. 11.

  • JMC employee retires after 40 years of government service

    Mar 6, 2013

    How many people can say they have worked for the federal government for 40 years? Joint Munitions Command's Tony Rosata can. Rosata's career began in January 1973 when he entered the U.S. Air Force with security police. He will retire March 8, 2013, as a senior security specialist.

  • Faces of the Force: Passion and past deployments drive Soldier's development of protective gear

    Mar 6, 2013

    As the program manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, Lt. Col. Frank Lozano uses his personal experience to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology to protect Soldiers. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Picatinny introduces girls to engineering

    Mar 6, 2013

    Picatinny hosted an "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" night Feb. 28, in the Building 93 lobby for approximately 20 local high school females to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • 'Operation Slingshot' allows Soldiers to turn in equipment quicker prior to Afghan departure

    Mar 6, 2013

    Fort Campbell's "Rakkasans" are on a slingshot course that will lead them straight home to Fort Campbell, Ky., a bit quicker thanks to turn-in operations with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • ACC leaders working to minimize effects of sequestration, potential civil service furlough

    Mar 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With sequestration under way Army Contracting Command senior leaders are working hard to ensure its workforce and its customers are informed about the command's way ahead.

  • Budget cuts put conference rooms in high demand

    Mar 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the consequences of the federal government's fiscal uncertainty and sequestration is that conference room availability is scarce at the Army Contracting Command headquarters here.

  • 404th AFSB participates in Green Belt training program

    Mar 5, 2013

    Members of the 404th AFSB at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are participating in a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training program to help them eventually be awarded certification.

  • SecArmy's newest Center of Industrial & Technical Excellence: Watervliet Arsenal

    Feb 28, 2013

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. (Feb. 2013) -- The Secretary of the Army recently acknowledged what the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has known for nearly 200 years, their skilled craftsmanship and machining capability is unequaled anywhere in the Department of Defense. The Honorable John M. McHugh has designated the Watervliet Arsenal as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for cannons and mortars.

  • ASC thanks Junior ROTC cadets for help at New Year's reception

    Feb 28, 2013

    One good deed deserves another. That's how things played out as a senior leader for the Army Sustainment Command, headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., visited a local high school Feb. 27 and thanked them for their assistance at a command New Year's reception.

  • MICC-Fort Bliss delivers for Army's second largest installation

    Feb 28, 2013

    Providing the contracting needs for more than 35,000 Soldiers and their families at the Army's second-largest installation is no easy task, but members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bliss accomplish that every day.

  • Dang defies the odds, defines success

    Feb 28, 2013

    His life is the sort of story destined for a book or movie. From birth in Vietnam to a career as an interdisciplinary engineer, Ngoc Dang has proven anything is possible. Born in Saigon, in April 1975, Dang grew up in a small village with no electricity or running water. Along with his older sister and two younger brothers, Dang helped with his parents' farm every day after school.

  • APG Army Net Zero program on track

    Feb 28, 2013

    Aberdeen Proving Ground is participating in a pilot program that will determine how installations Army-wide manage one of our most precious natural resources--water.

  • AMC commander visits 'Army's sustainment think tank'

    Feb 28, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the Combined Arms Support Command, the Army's sustainment think tank, Feb. 27, to learn about training initiatives, credentialing programs and to discuss the future of sustainment.

  • TACOM CSM visits Anniston, gains understanding of depot maintenance

    Feb 28, 2013

    TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Schmitt toured Anniston Army Depot Feb. 20 to gain a better understanding of the depot's mission. "I've seen numerous briefings, read numerous briefings and I've sat in on a lot of video teleconferences, but it wasn't until I arrived here to touch the equipment that I really understood the work performed here," said Schmitt. Schmitt said each of TACOM's installations is like a piece of a large puzzle and by going to the depots and arsenals he is able to piece together an overview of TACOM's workload. Depot-level maintenance is not new to Schmitt. He began his military career as a mechanic. "Everything the employees here touch, I've touched and I've depended on it," said Schmitt.

  • Mobile Parts Hospital, not just for sick parts

    Feb 28, 2013

    Chief Warrant Officer Travis Michael of 3-159th Delta Company, Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, needed a speed wrench for the AH64D Apache Helicopter Ammo Handling System. Michael went to the Mobile Parts Hospital where he explained to Joe Westphalen, team lead at MPH Buehring and a member of the Anniston Army Depot workforce, what he needed to get the mission done. "Yes, we can make that," was Westphalen's reply. That is his reply for most parts and tools Soldiers bring to the MPH.

  • ANAD employees view live-fire Stryker exercise at Fort Benning

    Feb 28, 2013

    On Feb. 13, seven Anniston Army Depot employees visited Fort Benning, Ga., at the invitation of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Capabilities Manager-Stryker, Col. Elmer Speights Jr. After a grueling three hour ride, we had lunch with the Stryker team and were presented a capabilities briefing showing engineering change proposals for upgrades and what the future holds for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Then, the fun began.

  • All aboard

    Feb 28, 2013

    Lt. Col. Aaron Jacob, command surgeon, Army Sustainment Command, boards a National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Feb. 28 for a flight to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from the helipad at Rock Island Arsenal.

  • 1-9 Cav Regt recognizes engineers for force protection enhancements at 401st AFSB HQs

    Feb 27, 2013

    Four Research, Development and Engineering Command personnel deployed to the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology Center at the 401st AFSB headquarters were reccognized for force protection enhancements engineered, fabricated and installed at a combat outpost used by the unit.

  • Savings served up for Bradley armor plates

    Feb 27, 2013

    When a military contractor approached the Army with a proposal for significant savings on armor tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the impulse to quickly go for the savings had to be postponed: The Bradley played such an important role in saving lives that keeping a steady flow of contracts was paramount.

  • New HSAAP Structure Receives LEED Certification

    Feb 27, 2013

    Environmental excellence earns Holston Army Ammunition Plant LEED certification.

  • ROTC outreach event well-received at NIU

    Feb 27, 2013

    On Feb. 20, four Army Contracting Command-Rock Island officers met with approximately 30 Northern Illinois University Reserve Officers' Training Corps Military Science III and MS IV cadets to discuss their potential futures in the Army.

  • ACC receives five awards for contracting excellence

    Feb 27, 2013

    EL PASO, Texas -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command collected five awards at the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting ceremony.

  • Furloughs nothing new to federal employees

    Feb 27, 2013

    Federal employees are facing the specter of being furloughed because of the fiscal year 2013 federal budget sequestration.

  • Emergency operations plan in place

    Feb 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARESENAL, Ala.-In the event Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and employees are directed to stay away from their Redstone Arsenal campus, a plan is in place to help the command continue operations.

  • Spotlight on...Dorothea Marie Cooper

    Feb 27, 2013

    Dorothea Marie Cooper is the deputy director of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army researchers develop better remote sensors

    Feb 26, 2013

    U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center latest project -- the Global Strike Near Real Time Battle Data Assessment System - incorporates unattended sensors and a remote Warfighter Interface to provide timely reporting of conditions during reconnaissance operations.

  • The invisible enemy of the Afghanistan mountains

    Feb 26, 2013

    When they deploy rapidly to the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers confront more than the enemy. At heights exceeding 8,200 feet, they must worry about the effects of altitude on their mental performance and about their susceptibilities to Acute Mountain Sickness.

  • Recognizing excellence

    Feb 26, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, recognized members of the Joint Light Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Requirements team during an award ceremony Feb. 26, in the James Madison Conference room.

  • U.S. Army South deploys watercrafts to support exercises, humanitarian missions

    Feb 26, 2013

    The Runnymede, one of two Landing Craft Utility 2000 series watercraft under U.S. Army South's operational control, was deployed to Guantanamo Bay to support Integrated Advance 2013, a humanitarian-crisis exercise U.S. Southern Command conducts biennially.

  • Self-cleaning clothing: wear without wear

    Feb 25, 2013

    Imagine a world without dirty clothes. Quoc Truong, physical scientist at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, wants to make that a reality.

  • Leaders: Army network evaluations to adapt, endure

    Feb 25, 2013

    As the Army grapples with budget austerity and prepares for future operations beyond Afghanistan, the Network Integration Evaluations will endure as an effective, cost-efficient way to quickly modernize the force, senior leaders said.

  • Property Book Officers learn to streamline retrograde process in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2013

    Property Book Officers from the Combined/Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan met Feb. 20-21 for a two-day PBO ROC drill sponsored by 1st Theater Sustainment Command and the 401st AFSB to set conditions for retrograde.

  • MOTCO, California benefit from DOD environmental program

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Military Ocean Terminal, Concord, or MOTCO, Calif., is currently taking advantage of a U.S. Army-sponsored environmental program designed to locate unexploded ordnance and other metallic debris left over from decades of munitions-related military activities.

  • Tobyhanna employees earn Lean Green Belts

    Feb 25, 2013

    Employees here continue to incorporate Lean into work processes to continuously improve the depot's competitiveness and customer support, and lower costs.

  • Wounded Warrior pays it forward during APG visit

    Feb 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Children at the APG South (Edgewood) Youth Center received a lesson in endurance and overcoming obstacles, courtesy of retired Staff Sgt. Michael Kacer, a Wounded Warrior athlete and motivational speaker who visited the facility Feb. 15.

  • AMC Commander addresses workforce on potential impact of furloughs

    Feb 25, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command spoke to Headquarters employees about budget concerns, the looming sequestration and potential furloughs during a Feb. 25 Town Hall meeting here. Gen. Dennis L. Via addressed the workforce, telling audience members that he wanted to ensure he shared information on the budget uncertainty, its impact on the command, and its personal impact on the workforce.

  • Will 'Ironman' reach the end zone?

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Large Capacity Ammunition Carriage System, or "Ironman," began as the brainchild of Iowa National Guardsmen and was named one of the Army's top inventions of 2010. The system was recently assessed by Soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

    Feb 22, 2013

    The reset of equipment returning from Afghanistan may be affected by sequestration, said the commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Nominations for 2013 ACC annual awards due Feb. 28

    Feb 22, 2013

    Nominations for the 2013 Army Contracting Command Annual Awards are due Feb. 28.

  • Army ManTech Program bridges gap between lab and Soldier

    Feb 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Transitioning a technology prototype from an Army engineer's laboratory to the Soldier on the ground is filled with potential obstacles. To overcome challenges associated with manufacturing Soldiers' equipment, from helicopters to helmets, the U.S. Army enlists the Manufacturing Technology Program, commonly known as ManTech.

  • Partnerships emphasized at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 22, 2013

    A panel of Army leaders and industry executives at the Association of the U.S. Army's Winter Symposium focused on sustaining the Industrial Base through partnerships, Feb. 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Emphasizing the need for a viable Industrial Base, John B. Nerger, executive deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, opened the panel.

  • Army Blues on Hollywood's red carpet

    Feb 22, 2013

    Col. Martha Brooks never envisioned herself rubbing elbows with Hollywood's finest actors and actresses, but that is exactly what she'll be doing on the red carpet at the 85th Academy Award celebration this month.

  • Watervliet's $5.9 million contract will supply critical arms to Afghan soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., announced Feb. 21, 2012, that it received a $5.9 million contract to provide the Afghan National Army with nearly 900 60mm-mortar systems, as part of the U.S. State Department's Foreign Military Sales program.

  • AUSA: Optimizing the Army's S&T investment

    Feb 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dr. Grace M. Bochenek, chief technology officer for Army Materiel Command gave the science and technology perspective in a briefing at the Winter Symposium of the Association of the United States Army in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 20.

  • RIA fire department offers life-saving classes to ASC personnel

    Feb 21, 2013

    Teaching the steps to save lives is a process the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department is focused on presenting Arsenal-wide. Since the installation of the new Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AED) in several buildings, Arsenal employees recognized a need for life-saving training.

  • AMC commander praises 'artisan workforce,' discusses way ahead

    Feb 21, 2013

    Army Materiel Command's continued support to the warfighter in spite of looming fiscal cuts was the key focus of a presentation by AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • World War II-era warehouse upgrades completed by Corps

    Feb 21, 2013

    Construction has been completed on upgrades to existing World War II-era storage warehouses and the infrastructure around them at Pine Bluff Arsenal.

  • 51C NCOs train as the Army fights

    Feb 21, 2013

    According to the Army Contracting Command's senior noncommissioned officer, the Joint contracting Readiness Exercise conducted Jan. 14-Feb. 1 at Fort Bliss, Texas, is the type of training that will help 51C contracting NCOs advance their skills and achieve the level of expertise needed during deployment operations.

  • Hutchison: ACC ops tempo higher than envisioned

    Feb 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--A month after becoming the Army Contracting Command deputy to the commanding general, Michael Hutchison has learned that the ACC headquarters here is a busy place.

  • Foreign military sales growth area for Army

    Feb 21, 2013

    Selling military hardware to allied nations is a way to keep weapon production lines hot, ensure the viability of America's industrial base, and strengthen ties with the militaries that buy the equipment. Foreign military sales is a growth area for the future, and a good idea, said the commander of Army Materiel Command.

  • 5-year Army R&D outreach initiative brings science, engineering to elementary students

    Feb 20, 2013

    In its inaugural year, the STEM Superstar program, the brainchild of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center Educational Outreach Team engages students from kindergarten to fifth grade in stimulating activities challenging students to think creatively and solve problems like an engineer.

  • APG to launch centralized STEM education center

    Feb 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maryland students will soon have a unified APG facility at which to explore the world of science and engineering with Army professionals. The APG STEM Education and Outreach Center will be ready in late May, said Dr. Sandy Young, an Army Research Laboratory materials engineer. She is coordinating the project with ARL laboratory operations and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach offices on APG.

  • Liaison Officer Supports SAMD Foreign Military Sales in Iraq

    Feb 20, 2013

    Joseph Balancier III is currently assigned as a Liaison Officer (LNO) at the Embassy Military Attaché Security Assistance Annex (EMASAA) in Baghdad, Iraq. As a forward deployed LNO, he supports the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) mission by interfacing directly with the customer and the Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq (OSC-I).

  • Modernization is the Key to CCAD's Future

    Feb 20, 2013

    Local news station, Corpus Christi's KRIS-TV, takes a look at how the Corpus Christi Army Depot is looking forward to the future of Army aviation and what they are doing now to posture themselves for whatever the future has in store. This is the second of a two-part news story by local anchor, Lee Sausley.

  • ASC employee receives coveted Louis Dellamonica Award

    Feb 20, 2013

    An Army Sustainment Command civilian from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade has the honor of being the only ASC employee to receive the 2011 Louis Dellamonica Award.

  • Davenport Civil Air Patrol, ASC honor cadets

    Feb 20, 2013

  • Future Soldiers will have flexible electronics everywhere

    Feb 19, 2013

    More than 10 years ago, Army researchers saw potential in flexible displays. With nothing in the marketplace, the Army decided to change that by partnering with industry and academia to create the Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University.

  • Local UFC legend speaks at ASC Tactical Combatives class graduation

    Feb 19, 2013

    Retired mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion Pat Miletich joined the Army Sustainment Command as they recognized six Soldiers who attained Modern Army Combatives Level 2 Tactical Combatives certification Feb. 8 at Rock Island Arsenal's fitness center. Miletich spoke to the ASC Soldiers about how the MAC program has been instrumental in the development of world-class fighters and the success of the sport. The six Soldiers from ASC, Capt. Justin Bergen, Sgts. 1st Class Curtis Benjamin, Matthew Favory, and David Stephenson, Staff Sgt. Tony Reed, and Sgt. Walter Buck, achieved their certificates after a grueling two-week course that teaches advanced hand-to-hand combat techniques and builds on the philosophies and methodology of the MAC program.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC named a Center of Excellence for foundry operations

    Feb 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh designated Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Foundry operations.

  • AMC's Public-Private Partnership program aims to preserve Organic Industrial Base

    Feb 19, 2013

    Conserving Capabilities: AMC's Public-Private Partnership program aims to preserve the Organic Industrial Base as operations shift to sustainment and workload requirements decrease

  • Tiger Team is aggressive on paperwork

    Feb 19, 2013

    Tiger Team created to aggressively work paperwork issues that can snarl the equipment retrograde process..

  • Army Materiel Command Leadership Visits Fort Campbell Warfighters

    Feb 14, 2013

    Senior leadership, including the commanding general, from the Army Materiel Command, headquartered in Redstone Arsenal, Al., met with several military and civilian leaders on Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb 8.

  • Chamber of Commerce confers top award to ANCA, ANCDF Team

    Feb 14, 2013

    The combined mission success of the Anniston Chemical Activity and the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility was publicly recognized Feb. 1 by the outgoing chairman of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Anniston Army Depot trains its future through DLAMP

    Feb 14, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot has long been a proponent of growing its own workforce -- from the high school and college cooperative education programs to the Depot Leadership and Management Program. DLAMP began in 2006 and, for its first five years, was hosted by Jacksonville State University. JSU used its civilian contacts to train the depot's future leaders, and training typically took students away from the installation for the duration of the course.

  • Simulation systems provides Soldiers with realistic convoy experience

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 14, 2014) -- Pfc. Larry Black doesn't hold any unrealistic expectations. The young Soldier, who has never been deployed, realizes the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer -- a virtual environment convoy simulation -- can never be a replacement for the real thing, but a recent practice session convinced him that it is more than adequate as the next best thing.

  • ANAD progressing with VPP

    Feb 14, 2013

    A three-member team from Concurrent Technologies, the Department of Defense Voluntary Protection Program Center of Excellence, conducted a VPP assessment at Anniston Army Depot the week of Feb. 4. ANAD is currently in stage two of the three-step VPP process.

  • Bolander discusses ANAD workload, workforce

    Feb 14, 2013

    Col. Brent Bolander, commander of Anniston Army Depot, addressed the quarterly meeting of the Anniston Satellite of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Tuesday. The meeting, held at the depot's DeSoto Pastime Center served as an introduction of Bolander to the AUSA chapter and enabled him to give the group an overview of the installation and its current operations.

  • Iowa Army Ammunition Plant embraces renewable energy resources

    Feb 14, 2013

    Iowa Army Ammunition Plant is undertaking a two-phase installation of geothermal and photovoltaic systems at its administration building to help meet the Army Energy Security's mission to "make energy a consideration for all Army activities to reduce demand, increase efficiency, seek alternative sources, and create a culture of energy accountability while sustaining or enhancing operational capabilities."

  • Fort Drum leads MICC in contract closeout

    Feb 14, 2013

    As contracting activities across the federal government battle a systemic crisis of closing out hundreds of thousands of overaged contracts, a dedicated plan of attack by contracting officials at Fort Drum, N.Y., has all but eliminated what once seemed an insurmountable backlog.

  • DoD, DoE, BAE Systems Celebrate Collaboration, Project Completion

    Feb 14, 2013

    Holston Army Ammunition Plant cuts the ribbon on a vital explosives manufacturing facility.

  • PBA worker's compensation costs under million for 4th year

    Feb 14, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal has reached another milestone in safety -- this time in the workers' compensation cost arena and long-term injury rolls.

  • Nichols outlines ACC's fiscal risk plan

    Feb 14, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Members of the Army Contracting Command must do everything they can to minimize the effect of the nation's budget uncertainty on the war fighter, ACC's commanding general said Feb. 7.

  • JCRX-13: Coaches, mentors help participants stay on track

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-During the Army Contracting Command's Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here, contracting trainees in simulated regional contracting centers were able to depend on coaches, mentors and assessors for help as they worked their way through four days of military contracting training.

  • Contracting team continues Kosovo mission support

    Feb 14, 2013

    In Kosovo, the contingency contracting office, which is under operational control of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, continues as an integral part of the sustainment to Camp Bondsteel, as well as to the U.S. forces stationed in the Balkans.

  • More than eye candy, Watervliet's painters add value

    Feb 13, 2013

    In one of the oldest buildings on the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., which has been an Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center since the War of 1812, resides one of the most important but unsung heroes of Arsenal manufacturing -- the Arsenal's paint operation.

  • AMC commander tours Sierra Army Depot for first time

    Feb 13, 2013

    The commander of Army Materiel Command toured the operations at Sierra Army Depot, Calif., Feb. 5-6, 2013, and was impressed by the appearance throughout the organization.

  • 5 ASC personnel receive quarterly Hi-Pro Achievement Awards

    Feb 12, 2013

    Dedication, hard work, and can-do attitudes are words that describe five Army Sustainment Command personnel who received the Highly Productive Achievement Award, Jan. 30.

  • ASC offers interns opportunity of a lifetime

    Feb 12, 2013

    From academia to the Arsenal, the Minority College Relations Program is up and running thanks to 13 recent graduates and students.

  • Logisticians of the Army Material Command hold a briefing about retrograde in Zabul province

    Feb 11, 2013

    Eight representatives of the Army Materiel Command held a briefing to discuss retrograde and reset operations in Zabul Province on Feb. 8 at Forward Operating Base Apache, Afghanistan.

  • Measuring Up: CCAD Adopts Advanced Commissioning Technology System

    Feb 8, 2013

    In the wake of a mandate by the government to reduce energy consumption 30% by 2015, CCAD implemented the Advanced Commissioning Technology system. This software is the first of its kind in the DoD environment. Although still in its infancy stage of implementation, the potential of this software is big.

  • Civilian participants contribute to JCRX-13 training success

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-During the initial stages of Army Contracting Command's Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here, senior military leaders ' uniformed and civilians ' conducted professional workshops to offer their advice and counsel to officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians participating in this year's event.

  • Personnel behind the scene recognized

    Feb 8, 2013

    It doesn't take smoke and mirrors for an exercise like the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013, sponsored by the Army Contracting Command, to occur.

  • Helicopter loading system lightens burden on Soldiers

    Feb 8, 2013

    The Cargo Helicopters Project Office is constantly striving to improve, upgrade and provide modifications to the Chinook in order to reduce the burden on the Soldier. One of those needed upgrades is the Cargo On/Off Loading System, or COOLS.

  • Motor Press Guild tours FED

    Feb 7, 2013

    LOS ANGELES (Feb. 5, 2013) -- The Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild hosted Grace Bochenek, Army Materiel Command's Chief Technology Officer, and the Fuel Efficient Demonstrator at the Proud Bird Restaurant here, Tuesday.

  • MotoMan takes an in-depth view of the Army's FED

    Feb 7, 2013

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2013) -- Moto-Man George Notaras, described as an ordinary car guy with extraordinary adventures, and known for his in depth reviews of vehicles reviewed the Fuel Efficient Demonstrator and interviewed the team that designed it here, Tuesday.

  • Army science, technology viewed at California universities and high schools

    Feb 7, 2013

    LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion joined forces to bring science and technology to five Southern California universities and high schools, Feb. 4-7.

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