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  • 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.

  • Benét 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.

  • Counterfeit investigation wins TARDEC an environmental award

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition for their work in detecting and mitigating the effects of counterfeit refrigerant in Army vehicles.

  • Army announces 3 winners in DoD environmental awards competition

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Army won three categories in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Program competition this year. Aberdeen Proving Ground took the Environmental Restoration Installation award; Dorenda Coleman, Arizona Army National Guard's sustainability manager, won the team/individual award for Sustainability; and Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's Counterfeit Refrigerant Impact Team captured the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition small program award.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies, today, during a visit to Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Army Materiel Command hosts Industry Forums

    Apr 19, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted an Industry Forum here, April 11. Twelve presidents and CEOs, primarily from defense contractors, met with AMC leaders and staff to discuss Warfighter and industry needs and concerns.

  • Under Secretary recognizes 'game changers'

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., presented a coin to Sgt. 1st Class Devera Martin, Deployment and Deployment Systems Department noncommissioned officer in charge, Combined Arms Support Command, for her "game changer" service April 18.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (April 19, 2013) -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies during a visit to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's night vision and electronic sensors facility, April 18.

  • Techs take on new parachute mission

    Apr 18, 2013

    Tobyhanna continues to earn new workload despite cuts to Defense spending. Technicians recently began supporting guided parachute systems used to drop supplies from as high as 25,000 feet, keeping the delivery aircraft well out of range of small arms fire.

  • Rare tumor slows IT specialist down, but he's not out

    Apr 18, 2013

    Charles "Chuck" Pennington will tell you serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years was tough, but nothing in his military career prepared him for the fight he faced as a civilian.

  • 2013 ACC NCOY competition goes virtual

    Apr 18, 2013

    During this year's Army Contracting Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition, participants and judges will rely on technology more than ever as portions of the event will be conducted virtually.

  • Shyu to ACC: 'Army leadership has your back'

    Apr 18, 2013

    Army Contracting Command public affairs had an opportunity to ask Heidi Shyu, the Army acquisition executive and assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, a few questions about Army contracting. She visited ACC and the Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on April 4.

  • Comprehensive management program receives recognition

    Apr 18, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Quality at an Industrial Installation for their comprehensive environmental management program that covers air quality to groundwater and everything in between. The depot, located in Monroe County in Northeast Penn., is the largest full-service electronics maintenance facility in the Department of Defense.

  • College partnership helps contracting professionals reach educational goals

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army has reached a formal agreement that will enable 51C noncommissioned officers to receive academic credit for completion of various military courses necessary for certification in the contracting career field.

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Republic of Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced it will purchase 36 U.S. Army Apache (AH-64E) helicopters through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The value of this FMS is estimated at $1.6 billion.

  • A Rock Island Arsenal overview

    Apr 17, 2013

    Heidi Schultz, district director for U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinois's 17th District, received a orientation brief of Rock Island Arsenal April 17 at the Army Sustainment Command headquarters.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits chemical, biological center

    Apr 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical biological center March 28 as part of a demonstration organized by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.

  • Australians learn counter mortar radar support at Tobyhanna

    Apr 16, 2013

    Australia now benefits from a unique radar test capability at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Eight Australian Defence Force (ADF) communications-electronics technicians recently spent two weeks here to learn repair and maintenance of a radar system used to track enemy mortar rounds.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

  • Engineering director encourages cost-consciousness

    Apr 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Former Naval Air Systems Command test project engineer James Lackey has joined the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center as director of the Engineering Directorate.

  • Research center co-workers reunite while deployed

    Apr 10, 2013

    On any given workday, Domonique Davis and David Hartfield can be found in their respective offices in the Security and Intelligence Division of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • America's Army comics, game, app depict Soldier lifestyle

    Apr 10, 2013

    Deep in a maze of corridors at the Army Game Studio at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the worlds of graphic art, gaming and military collide.

  • Key materiel, acquisition leaders come together at Redstone Arsenal

    Apr 10, 2013

    Broad ranging strategic discussions were on the agenda during a recent visit to Headquarters, Army Materiel Command by the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology). Shyu, accompanied by Gabe Camarillo, principal deputy assistant secretary for ASA (ALT), visited Redstone Arsenal April 3 -6 to meet with Headquarters AMC leadership, members of the Army Contracting Command, and PEO Missiles and Space.

  • Kandahar Airfield property turn-in yard streamlines operation, expedites Stryker turn in

    Apr 9, 2013

    Less than one week after the new Kandahar Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard became operational, the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, executed its first unit curtailment operation, facilitating Regional Command South's troop reduction in Afghanistan.

  • Army sees potential in light-emitting monolayers to benefit Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2013

    Penn State researchers working with the Army Research Office showed that tungstenite formed from layers of sulfur and tungsten atoms has light-emmiting properties that cold be useful to plenty of Army applications, like optical sensors or even lasers.

  • Army senior leaders, VA improving Soldiers' disability process, benefits timing

    Apr 9, 2013

    About 82 percent of the Army's major units are now meeting the Defense Department's Medical Evaluation Board goal of processing Soldiers' disability evaluations within 100 days, significantly reducing a backlog that sometimes took eight months or longer in recent years.

  • Attracting, retaining and engaging young talent: Quad Cities Chamber connects with MCRP interns

    Apr 9, 2013

    One of the Quad Cities largest employers, the Rock Island Arsenal, sponsors 10 and 15 week internships welcoming students participating in the Minority College Relations Program to the government workforce and local community.

  • Fort Bragg team awards multimillion dollar contract in 34 days

    Apr 8, 2013

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., played a critical role in meeting an expedited need to establish a comprehensive training and support program for Iraqi defense forces.

  • Senior aviation NCO brought Soldier experience to AMRDEC

    Apr 8, 2013

    Days prior to leaving Redstone Arsenal, for a new assignment in the Republic of Korea, Sgt. 1st Class John Herring was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant. The promotion from E-7 to E-8 reflects a successful 16+ year career, which most recently included the role of Senior Enlisted Advisor for the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

  • Letterkenny's "city in a box" earns honors

    Apr 5, 2013

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa.-- After a long journey of continuous improvement efforts the Force Provider Program has been recognized for its application of Lean principles and excellence in manufacturing. Letterkenny Army Depot has been recommended by the Shingo board of examiners to receive the Shingo Bronze Medallion for the Force Provider Program.

  • 402nd AFSB and ASA (ALT) hold ceremony for new Materiel Enterprise Center in Kuwait

    Apr 5, 2013

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade commander, Col. John Kuenzli and Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT) director, Col. Michael Zarbo, had the honor to jointly cut the ribbon during a ceremony marking the opening of the 402nd AFSB/ASA(ALT) Materiel Enterprise Center on March 13.

  • Pascua assumes command of the Army Materiel Command band

    Apr 5, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jesse O. Pascua assumed command of the Army Materiel Command band during a formal ceremony here, April 5.

  • USACE deputy commanding general for military and international operations visits new KAF RPAT

    Apr 4, 2013

    The deputy commanding general for military and international operations visits new KAF RPAT, a joint a joint effort between the 4-401st AFSB and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South (TAS).

  • Faces of the Force: Top-Notch staff fuels success for Apache program

    Apr 4, 2013

    This edition of Faces of the Force recognizes Col. Jeffrey Hager, project manager for the Apache Attack Helicopter Project Management Office, who describes what his position entails and what it takes behind the scenes to all happen. 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.

  • Virtual window provides vital view for Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2013

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- Army researchers are looking for ways to give Soldiers a look outside using cameras and monitors.

  • Women's observance focuses on STEM accomplishments/careers

    Apr 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 4, 2013) -- The shortage of women in the career fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- or STEM for short -- was the focus of a special gathering here Friday in front of the U.S. Army Women's Museum.

  • APG kicks off month of sexual assault awareness events

    Apr 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG community kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a ceremony at the Post Theater April 2. This year's SAAM theme is, "We own it ... we'll solve it ... together."

  • SDDC honors high performing shippers

    Apr 4, 2013

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command honors 15 government shippers for outstanding performance with the Defense Transportation System throughout 2012.

  • Hammack focuses on the Organic Industrial Base, installation resiliency

    Apr 4, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, welcomed Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment, to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., April 3, 2013.

  • Oh Watervliet, 1813 was such a good year ... or was it?

    Apr 3, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Oh, 1813 was such a good year … at least looking back with 20-20 hindsight. "Uncle Sam" was first used to refer to the U.S., pineapples were introduced to Hawaii, and the first bricks and mortar were set in place in what would become the Watervliet Arsenal to help defend against the second British invasion.

  • Army logistics center use USB-to-Ethernet Adapter, saves training costs

    Apr 3, 2013

    Donald Meyer, from the Communications Security Logistics Activity (CSLA) New Equipment Training Team, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., devised a solution for utilizing a USB switch in CSLA's In-line Network Encryptor (INE) KG-175D training.

  • The customer -- our reason to exist

    Apr 3, 2013

    Army Contracting Command-Warren works hard to deserve its longstanding reputation for providing exceptional acquisition, contracting, and business advisory services to its customers and other stakeholders.

  • NCOs, Meet Charlie, the MOS with the Most

    Apr 3, 2013

    MOS 51C offers NCOs what may just be the best opportunity in the Army. There's more than meets the eye in the world of contracting and "Charlie" has a lot to offer. The Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) 51C classification trains noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to be contracting professionals, provides significant career and educational opportunities, and is one of the few areas of the Army that is expected to grow in the near term.

  • Academic achievements

    Apr 3, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Terry Burton, 404th Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., addresses students of the Carter Elementary School, "Go Eagles", on base during the schools awards ceremony March 20.

  • Watervliet's upgrade to shave up to 60 percent off production time

    Apr 2, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced March 29, 2013, that it is testing two new high-tech machines that when fully operational in about two weeks will have the potential to reduce machining on select components by up to 60 percent, said Paul Nieckarz, an arsenal manufacturing foreman.

  • Natick wounded warrior, Reservist deploying to Afghanistan

    Apr 2, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian Scott is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan as a squad leader with the 344th Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Massachusetts, after being wounded in Iraq only five years ago.

  • Army developing models for most survivable combat vehicle

    Apr 2, 2013

    In order to protect Soldiers' lives, military vehicles in combat must be capable of surviving severe hostile fires. When hit with large hostile fire weapons, internally stowed ammunition may react resulting in catastrophic loss of life and system.

  • Security Assistance Enterprise engages Pacific partners

    Apr 2, 2013

    Recent visits by U.S. Army Security Assistance Command senior leaders to the Philippines, Australia, and the Republic of Korea, afforded the opportunity to discuss current and potential security assistance and Foreign Military Sales cases and issues.

  • Supporting Soldiers On and Off the Battlefield Comes Together in South Texas

    Apr 2, 2013

    The path to healing from combat injuries is more than just physical therapy. One organization demonstrates that the importance of restoring confidence, purpose, and a sense of community do a lot of good for soldiers' emotional health. That's why they're packing soldiers up and taking them fishing. This story takes a closer look at a fishing trip that has made waves in the lives of America's war heroes.

  • State-of-the-art 3D printers cut costs, turnaround time

    Apr 1, 2013

    Engineers and technicians at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., use a highly innovative, cutting-edge fabrication process to significantly cut costs and reduce turnaround time.

  • NSRDEC patents help Army into 'Top 100 Global Innovators'

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Navy were named among Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Innovators for 2012. This is the first time any government agency has ever made this list.

  • CENTCOM Air Force general visits 401st AFSB in Bagram

    Apr 1, 2013

    The CENTCOM Director of Logistics and Engineering (Forward)/Director CENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center visited the 401st AFSB to see retrograde in action.

  • Army Research Lab employees support Maryland Junior Science, Humanities Symposium

    Apr 1, 2013

    Employees from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory provided support to this year's Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and the Collegiate Research Symposium, held at the BWI Hilton Hotel in Linthicum, Md., March 8-9, 2013.

  • Gov. Pence Visits Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Apr 1, 2013

    Ind. Gov. Mike Pence visited Crane Army Ammunition Activity March 21 as part of his efforts to understand the ammunition activity better and how the base impacts the region.

  • Research leads to optical scanning discovery

    Apr 1, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army's initial concept of exploring DNA as a tagging and tracking method has led to the discovery of an optical scanning technology that can identify counterfeit electronic components before they are integrated into Army materiel.

  • Army Sustainment Command recognizes 13 at retirement, award ceremony

    Apr 1, 2013

  • Getting CROWS ready to 'fly' again-reclaiming serviceable components for return to the Warfighter

    Mar 31, 2013

    Like many systems, CROWS has many individual 'bits and pieces' according to Loren A. Larkey, CROWS lead for Regional Commands East and North. Larkey is currently leading an effort to gather up the 'bits and pieces' to be cleaned and packaged in order to be sent to the Supply Support Activity at Bagram Airfield where the recovered equipment will be available for Soldiers and units. In four weeks, they have recovered equipment valued at more than $8.6 million and returned it for issue to the Warfighter.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits new Kandahar RPAT, connects with Soldiers

    Mar 29, 2013

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier visited the Kandahar Redistribution Property Assistance Team (RPAT) yard, a one-stop-shop for the Warfighter to turn in Army Theater Provided Equipment at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to receive an update on the current retrograde process, March 26.

  • Army Announces Federal Virtual Challenge Finalists

    Mar 29, 2013

    Federal Virtual Challenge Finalists announced. Finalists to demonstrate virtual world training technology at the Defense Users' GameTech Conference in Orlando.

  • Watervliet: Home to some of Sequestration's most vulnerable

    Mar 25, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army post in upstate New York, is situated on just 143 acres and is America's oldest continuously-operated Arsenal. Having supplied hardware to the U.S. military since 1813, for this Army manufacturer, the effects of Sequestration have already imparted a huge financial toll, as well as a tax on the mental well being of the workforce.

  • SDDC detachment fulfills mission, saves precious dollars

    Mar 22, 2013

    Members of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Pacific Northwest Detachment, headquartered in Seattle, Wash., managed the recent offload and distribution of 674 pieces of 2/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team vehicles and containers redeployed from Afghanistan into the Port of Tacoma and forwarded onto Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Studying the Soldier as an athlete

    Mar 21, 2013

    To better understand how carrying heavy loads affects Soldiers, Tyler Brown, Ph.D., looks at them as if they were athletes.

  • AMC, IMCOM tackle funding issues in ROC drill

    Mar 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Balancing a budget with a reduction in funds is no small feat, but the U.S. Army Materiel Command and Installation Management Command tackled the issues together during a Rehearsal of Concept Drill, March 19.

  • Army Sustainment Command CG addresses furloughs, command survey results, way forward at town hall

    Mar 21, 2013

    ASC's commanding general held his first town hall meeting March 19. Furloughs were on the minds of unit personnel. Jon Micheal Connor of the Public Affairs Office has this report.

  • Nominations now open for 37th Army Acquisition Annual Awards

    Mar 21, 2013

    Nominations for individuals and teams are now being accepted for the U.S. Army Acquisition Annual Awards now through June 21. This year marks the 37th anniversary of the awards, which honor and recognize excellence among those military and civilian members of the Army Acquisition Workforce who go above and beyond what is expected to provide Soldiers with the weapons and equipment they need to execute decisive, full-spectrum operations in support of their missions.

  • Operation Dynamo -- power forward

    Mar 21, 2013

    Operation Dynamo, a Project Manager Mobile Electric Power initiative, is designed to bring efficient and reliable power to Soldiers executing missions in some of the most remote areas in Afghanistan.

  • Quantum sensing using laser-cooled atoms shows promise for Army navigation, detection

    Mar 20, 2013

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate are currently exploring the field of quantum sensing and are discovering ways in which the Army can benefit from innovations that were once thought impossible.

  • Guardsmen improve SATCOM readiness

    Mar 20, 2013

    Four National Guardsmen learned troubleshooting and repair procedures for a mission critical system to increase their readiness and improve their repair capabilities prior to deployment.

  • Armyhire.com named Army's best website

    Mar 20, 2013

    Armyhire.com, Army Contracting Command's recruiting website, has been named the Army's best website, the Army announced, March 19, 2013.

  • Arsenal receives ISO recertification

    Mar 20, 2013

    During mid-January, Pine Bluff Arsenal underwent recertification of the installation' Environmental Management System-ISO 14001, and surveillance audits were conducted on the Quality and Safety Management Systems- ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001.

  • Arsenal on track with VE, LSS program

    Mar 20, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Continuous Process Improvement Office continues to spearhead process improvement, value engineering and Lean Six Sigma projects across the installation. These projects can also mean money for the Arsenal, and money in the project leader's pockets.

  • ACC subject matter experts examine standardizing contract oversight, surveillance

    Mar 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two questions--how is a contractor performing and how does the government know--formed the basis for a study examining standardizing contract oversight and surveillance.

  • Great heights: MICC director climbs Kilimanjaro

    Mar 19, 2013

    The contracting director at White Sands Missile Range recently achieved one of the greatest physical challenges only a relative few can ever say they've accomplished.

  • Sustainers unwind with fun time

    Mar 19, 2013

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in paintball activities March 11 at Paintball Asylum in Louisville, Ky.

  • Town hall explores furlough options, Employees receive lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy

    Mar 19, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - As the Picatinny Arsenal workforce prepares for the possibility of furloughs, the installation's senior mission commander, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, held a second town hall meeting to inform garrison employees of some things they might expect.

  • ROC Drill participants help shape future of sustainment

    Mar 19, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill at the Army Logistics University March 11-14, to gather feedback on adapting the sustainment community to support the Army of 2020 and beyond. CASCOM, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is responsible for training over 185,000 students annually through more than 500 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and the Army Logistics University.

  • ASC CG conducts first town hall, discusses variety of command interests

    Mar 19, 2013

    Brig. Gen. John Wharton, ASC commanding general, conducted his first town hall meeting March 19 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • New Regional Command East commanding general views 401st AFSB retrograde operations

    Mar 19, 2013

    Within a couple of hours of assuming command for Regional Command East, CJTF 101on Mar. 14, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville paid a visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to see their processes and procedures to retrograde non-mission essential equipment from RC East and the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

  • Rigid-wall camp saves money, fuel, water

    Mar 18, 2013

    When it comes to providing comfortable living spaces for deployed Soldiers while saving time, money, fuel and water, rigid walls beat canvas every time.

  • MICC small business specialist exemplifies contributions

    Mar 18, 2013

    Women's History Month celebrates the contributions women have made to history, culture and society. It also recognizes achievements by women in specific fields and a wide range of careers, including those at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.

  • Women's History Month: ENIAC, first computer programmers

    Mar 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Anyone interested in the history of computing knows of the U.S. Army's ground-breaking Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. ENIAC was the world's first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer.

  • U.S. Sen. Warren visits Natick

    Mar 18, 2013

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2013, as the installation braced for the impact of across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration.

  • Watervliet's upgrade will reduce risk to Artillerymen, logistical footprint

    Mar 18, 2013

    Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has completed its first shipment of 19 M20A1 Breech Block Kits, as part of a $22.6 million contract for the U.S. Army to upgrade the M119A2 105mm howitzer.

  • Colombian visit strengthens military sales process

    Mar 18, 2013

    A delegation from the Colombian Army met with members of the Army Security Assistance Enterprise in Huntsville Feb. 28 to review the status of Colombia's foreign military sales program.

  • New AMC Chapel offers spiritual resiliency and fellowship

    Mar 17, 2013

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the chapel which is adjacent to brigade headquarters Mar. 16. Ground was broken for the new facility on Feb. 12 and a little more over a month later, services are being held there.

  • Fort Lewis Stryker brigade Soldiers return to basics, reset small arms weapons in theater

    Mar 16, 2013

    Soldiers in the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division return to basics to complete small arms reset work in theater using Soldier skills and guidance from TACOM Armament Logistics Assistance Representatives.

  • TACOM LARs keep things movin'

    Mar 16, 2013

    TACOM logistics assistance representatives (LARs) keep things movin' as they make daily rounds of supported units in their mission to support the Warfighter. Spending a morning with four LARs at Bagram means lots of stops and logging at least one trip completely around Bagram Airfield as they work with their units.

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