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  • Picatinny employee heads to World Powerlifting Championship

    Aug 26, 2013

    Next month, Picatinny employee John Corsello will test his mettle against some of the world's most seasoned weightlifters at the 2013 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Masters World Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla.

  • Depot connects the world with language labs

    Aug 26, 2013

    Highly skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot specialists trek through some of the globe's most extreme environments to provide the means for foreign military forces to learn the English language.

  • Picatinny employee heads to World Powerlifting Championship

    Aug 26, 2013

    Picatinny employee John Corsello will test his mettle against some of the world's most seasoned weightlifters at the 2013 International Powerlifting Federation Masters World Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 23-29.

  • DLA leadership receives briefings on ASC, other RIA commands

    Aug 26, 2013

    D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, briefed Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek, director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug. 26 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • 'First in Support' CG hosts town hall, discusses cutbacks, mission, future

    Aug 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, hosted a town hall for Department of the Army Civilians and local national employees at the Galaxy Theater on Vogelweh Military Complex Aug. 21.

  • AMC Commander reflects on 'State of AMC'

    Aug 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Materiel Command's Commanding General, Gen. Dennis L. Via, reflects on his first year in command, current initiatives and efforts, and the future of AMC.

  • Senator's staff visits CASCOM, views training, facilities

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command welcomed Mark Brunner, senior advisor to Sen. Mark Warner, for a tour of the command and Fort Lee Aug. 21. Brunner was interested in the command's Sexual Harassment, Assault and Response Program as well as the impacts from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiative that provided CASCOM with state-of-the-art training facilities.

  • USAASC announces July MOS 51C reclassification board results

    Aug 23, 2013

    A total of 36 candidates were selected for reclassification as a result of the 51C Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) reclassification board held July 30-31, 2013 at Fort Belvoir, Va. The final board for the fiscal year was convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) and administered by the 51C Proponent Office. The primary mission for 51C NCOs is to deploy as contingency contracting officers and serve as members of the early entry module contingency contracting team. When not deployed, selected NCOs will serve as contingency contracting officers in support of a headquarters, principal assistant responsible for contracting, contracting support brigades, contingency contracting battalions, and/or installation contracting offices for training and mission support.

  • Tobyhanna names Navy combat veteran Warfighter of Quarter

    Aug 23, 2013

    A Navy reservist has earned Tobyhanna Army Depot's Warfighter of the Quarter Award. The award recognizes military personnel for outstanding service.

  • Army Materiel Command selects "Best Warrior"

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command announced the best noncommissioned officer (NCO) and Soldier to represent the command at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in October at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Hard work leaves lasting impact on personnel, mission

    Aug 22, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot employees who excel at making a difference in the lives of others were recognized during an award ceremony recently.

  • Idea to minimize expenses earns quarterly award

    Aug 22, 2013

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Aug. 22, 2013

    Aug 22, 2013

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

  • ACC headquarters to host dining out, celebrate 5th anniversary

    Aug 22, 2013

    Army Contracting Command will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a formal dining out at the Summit on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Oct. 2.

  • ACC-NCR employee ends job search, discovers Alabama sunshine

    Aug 22, 2013

    All it took for Amy Mariano to accept her position at the Army Contracting Command headquarters was a few long drives and support from her husband.

  • ACC/ECC headquarters' move like giant puzzle

    Aug 22, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Moving the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters staffs to their new temporary home is like putting together a giant puzzle, according to relocation planners.

  • CECOM Jumps to support military and civil authorities

    Aug 21, 2013

    Joint Unified Multi-capable Protection System provides situational awareness and delivers command and control capability

  • High school graduate gets personal tour of Picatinny labs

    Aug 21, 2013

    One lucky high school graduate was given the singular opportunity to have a personal guided tour of Picatinny Arsenal's laboratories, August 20.

  • Army employee receives recognition in DOL program to help Alaskan flood victims

    Aug 21, 2013

    A Fort Greely, Alaska, Army Directorate of Logistics employee received recognition for her work in aiding local people with Army furniture after flooding destroyed many homes and their contents this spring.

  • ACC Small Business Workshop Aug. 29

    Aug 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Program will hold a workshop Aug. 29 at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Keeping vehicles ammo free

    Aug 20, 2013

    Sgt. Nho Thatch briefs Marine Sgt. Maj. James Booker, senior enlisted leader for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, on a camera used to inspect vehicles for ammunition during the Ammo Abatement process.

  • CERDEC NCO competes in AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 19, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- A Noncommissioned Officer from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is representing the command in the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition, Aug. 19-22.

  • Army Reserve unit turns to different source for training

    Aug 19, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., is known as a premier bomb and warhead loading facility, but for one Army Reserve unit that recently completed its annual training here, it's simply the 'Center of Excellence' for ammunition.

  • Training, modernization focus of congressional visit

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Paul Terry, House Appropriations Committee professional staff member, Aug. 15, for an up-close look at training and professional development initiatives.

  • 401st AFSB welcomes new command sergeant major

    Aug 18, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Odoms assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted adviser from Command Sgt. Maj. Charlie Chavez during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 15 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • CECOM Commander presides over CTSF Director promotion to colonel

    Aug 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, presided over the promotion to colonel of the recently-appoint director of the Central Technical Support Facility here Aug. 12.

  • Army Research Lab, Purdue explore 3-D printing to fix deployed equipment, cut maintenance costs

    Aug 13, 2013

    New technology being developed by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Purdue University will soon help just about any Soldier deployed in far-off locations to immediately spot and fix damaged aircraft and ground vehicle parts.

  • Picatinny employee hops into Guinness Book of World Records

    Aug 13, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - After more than three years of training and recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, Joseph Scavone Jr., officially and literally hopped into the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest mile hopped on one foot. Scavone, 30, set the record little more than a year ago while attempting to break the previous record of 27 minutes and 51 seconds, held by Ashrita Furman. Scavone is a Picatinny Arsenal heavy truck driver with Chugach Industries, the installation's general contractor.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Arter E. Sweatman

    Aug 13, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Arter E. Sweatman reclassified from preventive medicine into the acquisition, logistics and technology career field and reported to the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., in May 2013 as a contract specialist. Since his arrival at ACC-APG, he's been promoted to staff sergeant and assigned to the Tenant/Garrison Division.

  • Tooele's Ammunition Test Site performs cryofracture and treatment study

    Aug 13, 2013

    A Cryobath container full of liquid nitrogen and cryopress test fixture are being used for the freezing and crushing of Department of Defense munitions. Sub munitions, M74 antipersonnel, M75 anti tank mines, and MK118 rockeye bomblets that have been identified to be part of the feasibility study to cryofracture the sub munitions and incinerate them in the Ammunition Testing Facility, APE 1236M2 Deactivation Furnace located at Tooele Army Depot (TEAD).

  • CECOM FIRST RESPONDERS PROVIDE POST PRODUCTION SOFTWARE FIELD SUPPORT

    Aug 13, 2013

    When the software for C4ISR systems need a life line in the field, the Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center provides the technical assistance needed to resolve issues and provide support.

  • Everyone responsible for property accountability

    Aug 13, 2013

    The threat of smaller budgets looming for the Army underpins the significance of Soldiers and civilians entrusted with government property to maintain accountability.

  • 401st AFSB receives first weigh-in-motion system in Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2013

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is the first unit in Afghanistan to procure the state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion system, which can record a vehicle's length, width, height, weight, number of axles and center of balance in a matter of seconds without the vehicle operator having to come to a halt.

  • Former AMC Commander passes, leaves legacy of service

    Aug 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A former Army Materiel Command leader will be laid to rest Aug. 17 at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

  • General visits ammunition plant, talks 2020 planning

    Aug 12, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French had a message for the senior leaders of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant when she visited her subordinate installation here July 30: find the plant's business niche within its core competencies and plan for 2020 now.

  • CECOM provides sustainment training to Army platoon

    Aug 8, 2013

    As the Army continues to transition to peacetime operations, sustaining the force and maintaining readiness is among the Army's top priorities, and the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's mission of reset, maintenance and sustainment of communications-electronics systems will aid in that transition.

  • Community sewers provide cool relief to Soldiers

    Aug 8, 2013

    Carol Wolf and her fellow members of the Southern Tennessee Valley Chapter of the American Sewing Guild want to help Soldiers in the field keep things cool.

  • Army scientists pioneer novel chaotic ranging technology

    Aug 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- Army scientists have developed promising new technology for ranging - determining the distance from one location or position to another location or position as with radar and sonar - that lowers cost and complexity by exploiting a phenomenon known as "chaos."

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar issues equipment to last unit, preps for drawdown

    Aug 7, 2013

    AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade issued equipment to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, the last unit scheduled to receive equipment from the battalion in preparation for the reduction of U.S. military presence and full transition to Afghan security lead by December 2014.

  • Picatinny to gain doctorate granting institution this fall

    Aug 7, 2013

    Many organizations call Picatinny Arsenal home. Soon, an in-house doctoral degree-granting program will also find a home here.

  • Arsenal FD named 2012 AMC Small FD

    Aug 7, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Public Works Fire and Emergency Services Division was named U.S. Army Material Command Small Fire Department of the Year for 2012. Fire Chief Jackie Doherty was notified in March of the award; however, a formal announcement letter from AMC was received recently.

  • Program uses lean process to sort equipment from overseas

    Aug 7, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Individual Chemical Equipment Management Program or ICEMP has been a part of operations here for approximately 10 years. Formerly known as the Chemical Defense Equipment Go to War program, ICEMP manages chemical equipment returns from combat operations overseas in such locals as Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Annual Shutdown? Not for an Army-owned manufacturing center

    Aug 7, 2013

    When the Arsenal "shutdown" operations last week to accommodate its annual summer vacation period and to conduct heavy maintenance, someone who is not familiar with Army manufacturing might have thought the sounds of heavy machining would have been silenced as darkness spread to more than one million square feet of manufacturing space. But neither darkness nor a void of sound set in for two reasons.

  • SAC's summertime activities end last week

    Aug 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - It's time to put away the lemonade stand and barbecue utensils as the Seifert School Age Center, or SAC, "Old-fashioned Summer" came to a close Aug. 2. While the theme brings to mind a laid-back, relaxing summer, children who participated in the program kept busy with a variety of recreational activities.

  • FH youth learn about different careers during special three-week series

    Aug 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - It's never too early for children to think about what they'd like to be when they grow up. Fort Huachuca youth enrolled in Fort Huachuca's School-Age Center, or SAC, explored several different careers last month.

  • Senior executive sees opportunities for aspiring civilians

    Aug 6, 2013

    Despite ongoing Department of Defense furloughs, despite the negative publicity stemming from recent federal employee scandals, despite the worry of more federal cutbacks due to tightening budgets, Redstone Arsenal's senior Army civilian said there are still plenty of opportunities to pursue a promising civilian career in support of the nation's military.

  • RDECOM Reservists address technology gaps at Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 6, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve officers are serving a key role in identifying and addressing science and technology needs during a major U.S. Army exercise in the Pacific. Col. John Olson is leading four officers from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Detachment 8, who will deploy to South Korea in August for Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013.

  • ECBC conducts 'drill and sample' operation for recovered munition

    Aug 6, 2013

    ECBC's Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction Business Unit successfully destroys a recovered munition at the Munition Assessment and Processing System on July 17.

  • Cadets work alongside Army chemical and biological experts

    Aug 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center welcomed cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point this summer to work on chemical and biological defense projects.

  • AMC's Reserve brigade grows footprint of support

    Aug 6, 2013

    A Reserve unit on Redstone Arsenal is looking for a few good Soldiers. The Army Materiel Command-Army Reserve Element Sustainment Brigade, which provides essential support services to a host of Army Materiel Command programs at Redstone and at other Army Materiel Command installations throughout the U.S., is growing its local footprint with a new headquarters detachment and additions to its Reserve Soldier work force.

  • AMC Band performs Concert in the Park

    Aug 6, 2013

    Not even the threat of inclement weather dampened the spirit of the crowd that showed up for the Army Materiel Command Band's Concert in the Park on July 22. The AMC Band was originally slated to perform at Big Spring Park as part of Armed Forces Celebration Week, but the decision was made earlier in the day to move the show inside the Von Braun Center's South Hall due to a heavy chance of rain. Alabama's unpredictable weather struck again and the skies remained clear, but the room filled to capacity with concertgoers excited to hear the band perform.

  • Former Picatinny employees inducted into Ammunition Hall of Fame

    Aug 6, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Three former Picatinny employees were inducted into the Ammunition Hall of Fame July 25 in honor of their contributions to U.S. military ammunition. Dr. Joseph Lannon, Charles Digney and William DeMassi served the Department of Defense supporting the development, purchase, and delivery of ammunition to U.S. service members.

  • 'Long-Lived Power' could extend life for battlefield sensors

    Aug 5, 2013

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are testing tritium, a radioisotope that is produced in nuclear reactors, to power sensors. This alternative energy source could give sensors -- the eyes and ears of warfighters -- a battlefield energy source capable of lasting a 13-year half-life.

  • Collaboration leads to new rocket propulsion technology

    Aug 5, 2013

    A team of Army researchers developed a new gel-propellant engine called the vortex engine. Michael Nusca, Ph.D., Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the Department of the Army with a 2012 Army Research and Development Outstanding Collaboration Award for their work titled, "Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Development and Testing of Controllable Thrust Gel Bipropellant Rocket Engines for Tactical Missiles."

  • Picatinny hosts kickoff of Ready and Resilient Campaign tour

    Aug 1, 2013

    In an effort to ensure that the "Total Army" has the resilience and readiness to handle the stresses of military life and persistent warfare, the Army is highlighting its campaign to determine how its programs and policies can adequately support that goal.

  • Skill, ability are hallmarks of ROTC instructor's Army Career

    Jul 30, 2013

    An ROTC instructor has earned Tobyhanna Army Depot's Warfighter of the Quarter Award. The award recognizes military personnel for outstanding service.

  • Tobyhanna's new logo symbolizes full spectrum mission

    Jul 30, 2013

    After a year-long design process, Tobyhanna Army Depot has unveiled its new logo.

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • APG unveils center for STEM, education outreach

    Jul 30, 2013

    Aspiring scientists and engineers are now exploring their future careers at a unified Aberdeen Proving Ground facility dedicated to education outreach.

  • 26-day trek across Spain fulfills dream

    Jul 30, 2013

    A Fort Carson, Colo., contracting specialist fulfilled a desire to complete the 800-kilometer Camino de Santiago pilgrimage across Spain.

  • Logistics: First ones in, last ones out

    Jul 30, 2013

    When most soldiers were off enjoying their Fourth of July at home with their family and friends, the logistical team for Tiger Balm, a bilateral exercise with U.S. and Singapore Armed Forces, spent their Independence Day on a plane bound for Singapore.

  • Transporters recognize excellence

    Jul 29, 2013

    Transportation Corps Soldiers and civilians, past and present, gathered at Fort Lee to honor the accomplishments of their teammates July 25. To celebrate the 71st birthday of the Transportation Corps, Soldiers and civilians were recognized for their contributions during the regimental officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned officer and civilian of the year, Distinguished Members of the Regiment and hall of fame ceremonies.

  • MRE production for 2014 does away with lasagna, refried beans, fajitas

    Jul 29, 2013

    Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat, or MREs.

  • What to do when stress comes via the 'F' word

    Jul 26, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - As employees of the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense, it is natural to feel threatened, insecure, and stressed whenever the media uses the "F" word: furlough.

  • Crane Army Green Belt Improves Respirator Management

    Jul 25, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity recently completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project designed to improve the respirator management program as the program transitioned from the Navy to Crane Army.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli Chief of Logistics, provides training insight

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Brig. Gen. Mofid Ganem, Israeli Defense Force Chief of Logistics, and members of the IDF for a tour July 22.

  • Program helps Families be financially fit

    Jul 25, 2013

    Money may not buy happiness, but it can make life a lot easier, said Rosalie Grant-Nolt, director of the Army Community Service's Financial Readiness Program.

  • Chroman assumes command of 403rd AFSB

    Jul 25, 2013

    Col. Jordan S. Chroman took command of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade from Col. Michael C. Lopez, who served as commander of the brigade since June 2011. The change of command was held at the Kelly Gym, Camp Walker, Daegu, Korea, June 26.

  • Picatinny computer program saves time, money

    Jul 25, 2013

    By using software "extensions," scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal now have a tool that transforms complex modeling and simulation programs into easy-to-learn software.

  • ACC NewsBlast - July 25, 2013

    Jul 25, 2013

    Biweekly news wrap up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Shannon K. Booker

    Jul 25, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Shannon K. Booker is a 51C acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 864th Contingency Contracting Team with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • ACC, ECC headquarters moving to new temporary facilities

    Jul 25, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians at the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters are moving from their relocatable buildings on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to temporary facilities at 106 Wynn Drive in Huntsville, Ala., as they await the completion of their permanent facilities.

  • Valuable information provided at small business meeting

    Jul 25, 2013

    The ACC Office of Small Business Programs conducted its quarterly workshop July 16 where small businesses gain knowledge about government programs.

  • ACC-NCR closure by the numbers

    Jul 25, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Jack Cunnane spoke about the actions required to close the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center, he said "there are 1,001 details, but we are managing every aspect of the drawdown and are on track to successfully meet the Army's July 20 closure date."

  • Army Proving Ground tests Army's New Radio Systems

    Jul 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Proving Ground is the home of a large-scale, month-long test event that puts the Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio through its paces at Fort Huachuca.

  • I Care Cards empower ANAD employees

    Jul 18, 2013

    Tool enables workforce to report, correct safety issues I Care Cards have become an important tool for employees throughout Anniston Army Depot. Developed in 2011, the cards are a way for the workforce to ensure safety issues are reported and a solution is implemented.

  • Any process can be Leaned

    Jul 18, 2013

    The depot's Enterprise Excellence Division offers employees tools to improve processes, reduce waste and make their work flow more efficient. One of those tools is Lean.

  • Excess equipment benefits U.S., foreign partners

    Jul 18, 2013

    Using 1,026 M113A2 armored personnel carriers from the Army's Excess Defense Articles, obtained through Security Assistance Command's foreign military sales program, and the refurbishment expertise provided by an Army Materiel Command public-private partnership provided the means for the Iraqi Army to begin standing up its planned six-division armored capability.

  • Everyone accountable for safe work environment

    Jul 18, 2013

    We sometimes wonder why people fail to take the proper precautions to avoid or correct hazards that can cause injuries. In Tennessee, one morning during this past Fourth of July weekend, the news reported the following: a carport and two vehicles burned to the ground due to fireworks, one person was killed and another injured after being run over and struck by a boat prop (the driver of the boat was worried more about getting rid of the alcohol, cooler and empty beer cans than the two victims in the water).

  • Seen around Anniston Army Depot

    Jul 18, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot's industrial base is always hard at work keeping the Department of Defense's warfighters supplied with equipment that works the first time and every time. These are just a few of the faces and operations performed by the depot's men and women.

  • QEF makes equipment safe for Soldiers

    Jul 17, 2013

    In 2005, Pine Bluff Arsenal's Quality Evaluation Facility was dedicated by then commander Col. Tom Woloszyn. It was dedicated in the spirit of civilian heroism in the memory of Annie M. Young, a young woman who worked at the Arsenal in the 1940s on one of the production lines. In 1943, Young saved several workers from two fires.

  • Conformal battery unburdens Army's networked Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve Soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices.

  • Sustainment Command trains Soldiers for life in combat zone

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command recently conducted a three-week pre-deployment training session for about 50 commissioned and noncommissioned officers heading overseas to fill positions in its brigades in Afghanistan and Kuwait.

  • Watervliet Arsenal celebrates its 200th year of manufacturing

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., workforce transcends decades and even generations each time they enter the fence line. After all, the arsenal celebrated 200 years of continuous support to our military, July 14, 2013.

  • Col. David J. Luders becomes 47th commander of RIA-JMTC

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center Commander Col. James O. Fly, Jr., was in command for more than 34 months. His tenure ended on July 11, when he turned the command over to Col. David J. Luders. Col. David J. Luders became the 47th commanding officer of the U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) at a ceremony held Thursday on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Secretary of Defense talks budget, resources and readiness with Fort Bragg community

    Jul 15, 2013

    Questions from service members, civilian employees and family members about the U.S. military's budget, resources and services highlighted an hour-long town hall event with the Secretary of Defense Monday afternoon at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Natick segment to air on 'Only in America'

    Jul 12, 2013

    When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can "Git-R-Done" quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. That's what "Larry the Cable Guy" discovered Nov. 8, 2012, when the comedian known for that blue-collar catch phrase brought the crew of his popular History Channel TV series "Only in America" to NSSC for a visit. The segment will air Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. EDT.

  • PEO Ammo better buying power nets more than $6 billion in savings

    Jul 12, 2013

    Since 2010, the Program Executive Office Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., has saved the Army more than $6 billion through better buying power initiatives aimed at strengthening buying power, improving industry productivity, and providing affordable military capabilities.

  • ACC-NCR cases colors

    Jul 12, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center here cased its colors July 11, signifying its inactivation.

  • Speaks assumes command of AFSBn-Kandahar

    Jul 11, 2013

    Lt. Col. Roy W. Speaks assumed command of AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade from Lt. Col. (P) Stanley J. Sliwinski, Jr. July 9 in a ceremony at the Kandahar Airfield Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard presided over by Col. Mark A. Paget

  • SSCF graduation ceremony at the Detroit Arsenal

    Jul 11, 2013

  • ACC NewsBlast - July 11, 2013

    Jul 11, 2013

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

  • Army couple aids victim of motorcycle accident

    Jul 11, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany- During a leisurely motorcycle ride through the Bavarian Alps, Sgts. 1st Class Cathleen Stadler-Frazier and Robert Frazier never expected their military training would be a crucial part of their weekend.

  • ECBC recognizes scientists with safety award

    Jul 10, 2013

    Dr. John Carpin and David McCaskey were awarded the 2013 Excellence in Safety Award for their innovative design of the McNamara Glove Box Facility, which has promoted and improved the safety culture at ECBC.

  • Depot, DLA target excess, dormant material for disposal

    Jul 10, 2013

    Members of a Lean team earmarked over 100 items for disposal -- an effort that will clear more than 48,000 square feet of space [about the size of a football field].

  • Packaging liquid HAZMAT -- not the same as it used to be

    Jul 10, 2013

    Employees at LOGSA's Packaging, Storage and Containerization Center (PSCC) here have devised an award-winning method for packaging liquid hazardous materials (HAZMAT) that's better for the environment, less expensive and reusable.

  • West Point cadets surpass goals to improve equipment flow

    Jul 10, 2013

    Five U.S. Military Academy at West Point cadets working with Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., and Defense Logistics Agency Distribution-Tobyhanna personnel have exceeded the goals to improve equipment flow.

  • On the Job at Tobyhanna

    Jul 10, 2013

    Personnel in Tobyhanna Army Depot's Systems Integration and Support Directorate's Satellite Data Cable Branch fabricate cables -- simple data cables to complex wire harnesses

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