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  • 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.

  • Merkl receives Commander's Award for Civilian Service

    Feb 7, 2013

    Peter G. Merkl completes first deployment - awarded Commander's Award for Civilian Service.

  • Natick, UMass Lowell to work together for Soldiers

    Feb 7, 2013

    Scientists and engineers from Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will join faculty and student researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in a new research and development initiative that was announced Feb. 7, 2013, at the UMass Lowell campus.

  • Tobyhanna celebrates 60th anniversary

    Feb 6, 2013

    A CECOM senior official praised Tobyhanna's ability to adapt to changes to mission requirements during a ceremony celebrating the depot's 60th anniversary as a communications-electronics facility.

  • Outfitting ACC-RI's officers

    Feb 6, 2013

    On Jan. 25, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Acting Executive Director, Col. John P. Hannon, presented Matthew J. Rosebrough, Acting Chief of Supply and Services, Directorate of Logistics, Army Sustainment Command, with an SES coin from former ACC-RI Executive Director, Michael R. Hutchison.

  • Foreign liaison officers foster international partnerships

    Feb 6, 2013

    Security Assistance Liaison Officers (SALOs) are assigned to USASAC to manage Foreign Military Sales cases for their respective countries.

  • Jay Leno test drives Army vehicle

    Feb 5, 2013

    Jay Leno's garage is known for some of the most impressive vehicles in the world, and parked inside was the Army Materiel Command's Fuel Efficient Demonstrator, Feb. 4, 2013, in Burbank Calif.

  • Los Angeles AUSA chapter hosts Via

    Feb 5, 2013

    BURBANK, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2013) -- Gen. Dennis L. Via, AMC's commanding general, gave remarks at the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Industrial Associates Member dinner, here Monday evening.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground-sponsored team 'Electrobots' wins STEM competition

    Feb 4, 2013

    Seven students, sponsored by U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., took top honors at the FIRST LEGO League competition at the University of Delaware, Jan. 26, 2013.

  • Overseas trip gives focus on war in Afghanistan

    Feb 4, 2013

    The commander of the Army Materiel Command visited deployed AMC Soldiers and foreign dignitaries during a 10-day trip overseas in mid-January.

  • Army R&D engineer named BEYA 'Most Promising Engineer'

    Feb 4, 2013

    An Army engineer will be honored as the Black Engineer of the Year, or BEYA, Most Promising Engineer - Government category at the BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 9.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna: Techs perform electroplating processing

    Feb 1, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication. Branch employees perform electroplating processes for all fabricated items produced at Tobyhanna Army Depot as well as items scheduled for overhaul.

  • HRED researchers discuss brain-computer interaction at local Science Café

    Feb 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) participated in the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council's (NMTC's) Science Café that was held at the Harford Public Library in Abington, Md. Dr. Greg Apker and Dr. Brent Lance, both neuroscience researchers from HRED, discussed the field of brain-computer interaction (BCI), which is translating a century of neuroscience research into new tools and technologies that improve everyday life.

  • SLAD employee selected as NDIA's Civilian Tester of the Year

    Feb 1, 2013

    Each year, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) presents awards to outstanding individuals in the field of test and evaluation (T&E), offering each military service and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) the opportunity to recognize individuals for their accomplishments. The winner of NDIA's award for Army Civilian Tester of the Year for 2012 is Michael Tegtmeyer, a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD). Tegtmeyer is an expert in test and evaluation for the survivability of Soldiers from injury mechanisms associated with under-body blasts (UBB) on combat vehicles.

  • Always a Soldier Program continues to connect veterans with civil service positions

    Feb 1, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army Materiel Command's Always a Soldier (AAS) veteran hiring initiative assists wounded warriors and veterans during their transition from military service to a civil service career.

  • ASC honors 3 in quarterly retirement & retreat ceremony

    Feb 1, 2013

    Three Army Sustainment Command personnel were recognized for their career achievements culminating 75 years of service in a retirement & retreat ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Jan. 31.

  • Army laboratories collaborate on octopus-inspired suction cups

    Jan 31, 2013

    Natural disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis can unveil points of weakness in man-made infrastructure, and now robots are being called in to help.

  • ASC commanding general nominated for promotion to major general

    Jan 31, 2013

  • Leaders pledge support at ANAD: Commander, mayors sign Army covenant

    Jan 31, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot Commander Col. Brent Bolander joined with seven local community leaders in signing the installation's third Army Community Covenant Jan. 24 at the depot's Berman-Varner House.

  • Contact with equipment tops Anniston injuries list

    Jan 31, 2013

    Contact with equipment, which is any accident or incident where an employee is struck by, struck against or has body parts caught between objects, is historically the primary cause of injuries at Anniston Army Depot. In 2012, it topped the list again. Contact accounted for 83 of the 199 recordable injuries on the installation.

  • ANAD VPP update: where we started, where we are, where we want to be

    Jan 31, 2013

    Following a Department of Defense mandate, Anniston's Army Depot's Voluntary Protection Program journey began in September 2010, when the depot's management team and AFGE Local 1945 formulated a plan to work toward VPP Star status. At that time, the depot was ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 certified. This gave the depot team confidence that star status could be achieved if the same amount of dedication, effort and persistence was put into the VPP journey.

  • First visit to Sierra Army Depot for California and Nevada delegates

    Jan 31, 2013

    Congressional delegates and representatives from California and Nevada arrived at Sierra Army Depot on 28 Jan.

  • Department of Army Inspector General sees new technology at Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Jan 31, 2013

    The Department of Army Inspector General, Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, made a quick stop by the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center today during a visit to the installation. During his visit, he received an overview briefing from RIA-JMTC Commander, Col. James O. Fly, Jr., and a short tour.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna: Techs perform metal photo processing

    Jan 30, 2013

    Brian Dooley, a metal photo processor here, begins manufacturing a silksceen by stretching fabric across a wooden frame table. Dooley works in the depot's Components Plating Branch, Systems Integration and Support Directorate.

  • 'Sunshine' comes to Natick's Doriot Climatic Chambers

    Jan 30, 2013

    A new Solar Simulation Unit has allowed the Doriot Climatic Chambers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., to replicate sunshine.

  • Schematics for future weapons to be rendered in 3-D

    Jan 30, 2013

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a 3-D picture worth? Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are working on a project to find out.

  • Nichols addresses JCRX audience

    Jan 30, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-The more than 380 cadre and trainees at the Army Contracting Command Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 were all eyes and ears as Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, ACC commanding general, spoke on the merits and importance of the JCRX training Jan. 24.

  • Contracting interns join ACC--New Jersey ranks

    Jan 30, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.--Army Contracting Command-New Jersey welcomed its inaugural class of 24 interns into its ranks during a swearing in ceremony earlier this month.

  • ASA (ALT) chief sees technology at work on battlefield

    Jan 29, 2013

    Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, took advantage of her visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in Afghanistatn Jan. 15-16 to meet some of the Soldiers, civilians and contractors who bring cutting edge technology to the Warfighter.

  • MICC contributes to JCRX

    Jan 29, 2013

    From trainees to cadre and all positions in between, Mission and Installation Contracting Command employees are supporting the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here today.

  • Army advances Better Buying Power

    Jan 28, 2013

    The Army has achieved significant cost savings as result of Better Buying Power, an initiative aimed at improving the management of acquisition programs.

  • USAF AMC CG sees scope of 401st AFSB retrograde mission

    Jan 27, 2013

    The commander of the U. S. Air Force Air Mobility Command visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Jan. 17 to see first handthe scope of the brigade's equipment retrograde mission and discuss his command's role in the mission.

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