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  • CECOM SEC Director Departs for Signal Center

    Dec 12, 2012

    Mr. Nelson "Ned" Keeler, director of the U.S. Army Communication-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center, moving on to a new assignment as the Deputy to the Command General of the U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, Ga., after nearly five years with the command

  • 99-year-old World War II veteran, retiree recalls Pearl Harbor, war years

    Dec 11, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- To help put this year's Pearl Harbor Day remembrance into perspective, one of Watervliet Arsenal's oldest living retirees this week recalled life at the Arsenal during the early days of World War II.

  • The Ammunition Hall of Fame program is now accepting nominations

    Dec 11, 2012

    The Ammunition Hall of Fame program is now accepting nominations through Jan. 30, 2013.

  • ATEC shares opportunities, opens dialogue with contract partners

    Dec 11, 2012

    Senior leaders from across the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command shared opportunities for test and evaluation contracts with members of industry and small business during the ATEC segment of the Advance Planning Briefing for Industry and Small Business Forum at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 5.

  • Army senior research scientist retires

    Dec 11, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Much of the details of Jay Loomis' career are secretive, as a matter of national security, but what is not a secret is that his 40-year career as a radar frequency sensors expert has made a lasting impact on the Army's aviation and missile efforts. Loomis is retiring this month after a long Army career, the last two decades of which were spent as a senior research scientist at the Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. A retirement ceremony in his honor was held Nov. 30.

  • Linda Via gets personal APG tour

    Dec 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG enjoyed a special visit by Linda Via, the wife of Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), Nov. 30.

  • 401st ROC Drill rehearses retrograde

    Dec 10, 2012

    A two-day rehearsal of concept drill was conducted by the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to review past practices, discuss what worked and what did not work and lastly plan for future equipment retrograde missions.

  • Strategic approach drives MICC realignment

    Dec 7, 2012

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials realigned six field directorate offices into four Dec. 4 in a strategic effort to bring consistency to its operations and improve contract administration and oversight.

  • RDECOM shares contracting opportunities at APBI

    Dec 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command presented contracting opportunities Dec. 5 as part of APG's first installation-wide Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, or APBI, conference.

  • ANAD tenant Leans into standardization

    Dec 6, 2012

    Lt. Col. Robert Rouse's first months in command have been filled with a variety of process improvements. The commander of DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., took command in June and said he is finally settled in and adjusted to his new job. "I've got a great team here and we're making a lot of headway in performance and standardization," he said. A tenant on Anniston Army Depot, Distribution Anniston provides receipt and storage of equipment, parts, weapons and vehicles in support of the depot's mission, its tenants and the warfighters.

  • Working smarter: safety, efficiency focuses of Vehicle Systems Branch

    Dec 6, 2012

    In 2007, the Paladin/FAASV line in the depot's Combat Vehicle Repair Facility was reworked and streamlined, making it more efficient for the assembly processes required for those vehicles. At the time, the changes earned a Shingo award -- one of the most prized honors for an industrial center. As time has passed, however, the streamlined work areas have become much more valuable for their ability to transform when needed. One such transformation is taking place now as Paladin and Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle overhauls share the space with M113 foreign military sales repair operations. At any given time on the line, there may be up to 20 vehicles from a combination of seven vehicle platforms.

  • Army officials assess depot capabilities

    Dec 6, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, Army Materiel Command's (AMC) deputy commanding general, and more than 60 team members from AMC and subordinate commands conducted a Depot Assessment Visit here Dec. 4-5.

  • TEAM APG reaches out to industry

    Dec 6, 2012

    More than 1,100 business and economic development representatives from across the country gathered Dec. 4-6 for the first installation-wide Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry here.

  • Watervliet's largest electrical upgrade in 30 years is now complete

    Dec 5, 2012

    When the Arsenal leadership agreed to invest $1.7 million for a new electrical substation that would feed power to one of the most critical manufacturing processes called the rotary forge, little did they know that the Arsenal may be venturing into uncharted waters.

  • Army scientists improve garbage-to-energy prototype device

    Dec 5, 2012

    The year was 2008 and the on-going war in Iraq was a dangerous landscape for Soldiers on the ground, especially convoys traveling to and from base camps.

  • ACC realigns two contracting offices

    Dec 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Army Contracting Command has realigned two of its contracting offices that serve overseas customers.

  • Watervliet receives $7.8M contract to supply Australian Army with new lightweight cannons

    Dec 4, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced this month that it received a $7.8 million contract to provide the Australian Army, via BAE Systems, with 19 M776 155mm cannons as part of the U.S. State Department's Foreign Military Sales program.

  • ARDEC Town Hall covers Hurricane Sandy, sequestration

    Dec 4, 2012

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) gathered Nov. 14 for a Town Hall meeting. Part of recalibrating the workforce toward the future meant addressing the swirl of talk about lower defense spending as overseas wartime operations unwind, as well as the potential for automatic budget cuts from sequestration.

  • Gen. Dennis. L. Via, Army Materiel Command, Commanding General, Visits U.S. Army CECOM

    Dec 3, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited several major supporting commands here, Friday.

  • Army Black Hawk flies autonomously over California

    Dec 3, 2012

    RDECOM's Aviation and Missile Center successfully demonstrates low-level autonomous behaviors in a flight over the Diablo Range.

  • Beyond the blast: Soldier head protection research moves from ballistic to shock wave threats

    Dec 3, 2012

    Ballistics and material research experts told Army senior leadership on Friday that novel approaches to basic research are advancing new findings in Soldier head protection solutions against blunt impact and even shock waves.

  • M2A1 Machine Gun features greater safety, heightened lethality

    Nov 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army recently announced that the M2A1 .50 Caliber Machine Gun was among its top 10 "Army Greatest Inventions" for the 2011 calendar year. The M2A1 includes new modern features and design improvements that make it easier and safer to use including a quick change barrel, fixed headspace and timing and a new flash hider that reduces the weapon's signature by 95 percent at night.

  • AMC general visits Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Nov 30, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Material Command, visited several major supporting commands here, Friday.

  • RCV welding positioner honors McConnell legacy

    Nov 29, 2012

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa.--A new route clearance vehicle welding positioner at Letterkenny Army Depot was dedicated to the memory of Sgt. Andrew H. McConnell, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash. in a ceremony at the maintenance facility on Nov. 28.

  • Trainer named depot employee of quarter

    Nov 29, 2012

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A training instructor here has been named a depot Employee of the Quarter. Robert Jones was honored for the junior category award as Tobyhanna's 2012 Employees of the Quarter for the third quarter.

  • Change to TDR process routes money back to military units

    Nov 27, 2012

    According to Army transportation experts assigned to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, U.S. military units with equipment that is lost, damaged or destroyed during transport have another good reason to complete a Transportation Discrepancy Report, also known as a TDR.

  • Tobyhanna surpasses goal, reduces sensor cost

    Nov 27, 2012

    Sensors Branch employees here did one better when tasked to reduce the direct labor hours (DLH) to repair and test the AN/PSS-14 mine detector. Program Office Countermine leadership (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.) required that Tobyhanna Army Depot reduce the DLH for repairing and testing the detector by 15 percent.

  • Army biologist developing next-generation tools for Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are developing new technologies, including smartphones that detect and identify chemical and biological agents, to empower Soldiers.

  • Senior Army Leaders Proclaim ARL/SLAD's support to NIE 'Phenomenal'

    Nov 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (ARL/SLAD) concluded work on Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.1 at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico in mid-November 2012. They had completed their work on NIE 12.2 only months earlier. NIE 13.1 was the fourth in a series of twice-annual, Soldier-led events designed to evaluate the effectiveness of multiple networked devices in a tactical, operational test environment. The NIEs, of which the most recent event involved 3,800 Soldiers, are led by a group known as the Triad: The Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), the Brigade Modernization Command, and ASA (ALT)'s System of Systems Integration Directorate.

  • MRAP facility completes program ahead of schedule

    Nov 27, 2012

    The team effort within the Mine Resis┬Čtant Ambush Protected Vehicle facility at Red River Army Depot was recently rec┬Čognized for not only getting the job done but doing it ahead of the time planned for it. The employees completed the MRAP Capsule 10/20 repair program one month before the program was scheduled to be complete.

  • NOVA features Natick food technologist's 'secret life'

    Nov 26, 2012

    As he described his work and personal life, Tom Yang asked, "So, am I a nerd?" You decide.

  • SDDC human capital plan a roadmap for continuous improvement

    Nov 21, 2012

    The development and implementation of a strategic human capital plan is a key step in SDDC's progress to maintain a highly effective, performance-based organization.

  • 403rd AFSB's battalion participates in exercise Keen Sword 2013

    Nov 21, 2012

    Members of the Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia's Yokohama North Dock have supported Keen Sword 2013 by conducting an issue of two Landing Craft Utility 2000 vessels.

  • Blind Army civilian earns achievement award

    Nov 20, 2012

    An employee here was one of three award recipients at the recent Association for the Blind's annual dinner. Caitlin Best, an equal employment opportunity assistant, received the Arline Philips Achievement Award, named for the founder of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind. The annual award is presented to a blind or visually impaired person whose lifestyle and independence sets an example for others.

  • Anniston Contracting welcomes contingency team

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Anniston Contracting Office, a tenant of Anniston Army Depot, has teamed up with the Alabama Army National Guard's 279th Army Field Support Brigade's Contingency Contracting Team to provide Soldiers with necessary training.

  • TACOM notes ANAD best practices

    Nov 20, 2012

    A team of 39 TACOM Life Cycle Management Command subject matter experts in areas ranging from human resources and training to security and maintenance arrived at Anniston Army Depot Nov. 5 poised to inspect the installation, noting best practices and areas for improvement. What they found was an outstanding workforce willing to not only meet, but exceed the standards set.

  • Environmental specialist named CECOM Employee of Quarter

    Nov 20, 2012

    An environmental protection specialist here has been named the CECOM Employee of the Quarter in the Junior category for the second quarter of fiscal year 2013.

  • AMC highlighted at local NDIA conference

    Nov 19, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Tennessee Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association hosted a conference Nov. 14-15, which offered a venue for Army Materiel Command to showcase its small business opportunities to more than 300 businesses in 31 different states.

  • Army research centers partner for improved ammunition packaging

    Nov 16, 2012

    U.S. Army research and development centers are collaborating to design new ammunition packaging that could yield significant cost savings and improve battlefield capability, officials said. Two organizations within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command -- the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center -- are developing a packaging system for 5.56-millimeter ammunition as an alternative to fabric bandoleers.

  • Systems engineering expertise leads to increased counterfire target acquisition radar capabilities

    Nov 16, 2012

    A seamless link from development to production helped to distinguish a recent Department of Defense-awarded radar as one of the top five 2012 defense programs of excellence in systems engineering in October. The AN/TPQ-53 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar, more commonly referred to as Q-53, leveraged government, industry and academic organizations to provide U.S. Soldiers with an advanced radar with 360-degree surveillance capabilities.

  • Army to close its National Capital Region contracting center

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army will close its National Capital Region contracting center next year, the Army announced Nov. 16, 2012.

  • CECOM Speaker Series Brings Medal of Honor Winner to C4ISR Center of Excellence

    Nov 16, 2012

    Oct. 25, 2007, was like any other day in Afghanistan. Giunta and the Soldiers in his platoon set out in the pre-dawn hours as part of a battalion-wide mission to recover equipment taken from a scout and gun team overrun by enemy fighters on a patrol days before

  • Under Secretary of the Army talks tough issues with AMC personnel

    Nov 16, 2012

    "We could never be the Army that we are -- not today, not yesterday -- without the civilian workforce that we have," began Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal at a town hall meeting with Army Materiel Command employees, Nov. 14, 2012, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Watervliet parades through community in honor of our Veterans

    Nov 15, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Think about this, we have thousands of troops forward deployed in a combat zone, while at the same time, similar combat-experienced troops are providing food, fuel, medical, and more important, stability to New York City's disaster areas within a two hour drive of here.

  • SDDC AQ employee earns 'Outstanding Performer' award

    Nov 15, 2012

    Carol Sinnard, a contract specialist assigned to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Acquisition Center, was recently named Hq. SDDC Outstanding Performer of the Quarter.

  • ASC Soldiers offer advice to Army ROTC cadets

    Nov 14, 2012

    A group of female ROTC cadets from the University of Iowa participated in a panel discussion that featured three Army officers from the Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill. The purpose of the event was to give the cadets an opportunity to talk to active-duty female Soldiers abuot the unique challenges of being a woman in the military.

  • Unique cooperation with TSA leads to improved training at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    During an annual full-scale anti-terrorism exercise at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, leaders identified a training gap that led to a unique government-to-government cooperation between LCAAP's government security office and the Transportation Security Administration.

  • Army Sustainment Command honors area veterans

    Nov 14, 2012

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers fanned out across western Illinois and eastern Iowa during the Veterans Day weekend, paying tribute to area veterans. In an all-out community outreach effort, ASC Soldiers gave speeches, conducted presentations and participated in parades and memorial services while representing the command and the Army.

  • New Army research facility to focus on proteomics, genomics

    Nov 13, 2012

    Two Army institutions unveiled an unprecedented shared resource designed to support basic and applied research projects that will apply a broad but integrated biological approach to a wide variety of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives issues.

  • Sustainers visit Afghan military hospital

    Nov 13, 2012

    Members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan visited the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital on November 8, 2012. The Sustainers visited the facility to get a better understanding of the Afghan's medical processes and procedures.

  • Controlled demolitions conducted: PBCDF structure destroyed

    Nov 13, 2012

    The Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility completed mass demolition of the last major facility component Oct. 13, using controlled explosive felling technology to demolish the Pollution Abatement System structure. This activity marks the successful completion of a major closure milestone for the facility.

  • ARL Inside the Lab: Inspire Young Women

    Nov 9, 2012

    Dr. Melanie Will-Cole, the lady behind the 2012 ARL Young Women in Science and Engineering College and Career Workshop. Hosted by T'Jae Gibson.

  • Army researchers link ground robots wirelessly

    Nov 8, 2012

    New algorithm that will make it easier for the Department of Defense to maintain wirelessly networked Army PackBots and other military assets using radio communications.

  • OSD salutes research lab's branch chief for national STEM push forward

    Nov 8, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Power Components chief led a joint team of service members, as a Air Force Reserve lieutenant colonel, that recently wrapped up national projects to develop scientists, technicians, engineers, and mathematicians.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides help in Superstorm Sandy relief operations

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 406th Army Field Support Brigade has deployed personnel and equipment to support relief operations for Superstorm Sandy.

  • 401st AFSB employee named QASAS of the Year at GS-12 level

    Nov 7, 2012

    Mark R. Adkins, who is currently the Joint Munitions Command senior staff technical representative assigned to 401st Army Field Support Brigade, recently received the highest recognition in the Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) career field when he was named QASAS of the Year for the GS-12 grade level.

  • Remembering those who served - on Veteran's Day and every day

    Nov 7, 2012

    Each year on Nov. 11, Americans pause in their daily routines to recognize our nation's veterans. It is the day set aside to recognize and honor the men and women who have served this nation and protected and defended our great Constitution.

  • Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

    Nov 6, 2012

    An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2012."

  • AMC Charity Fair symbolizes a season of giving

    Nov 6, 2012

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala. --Executive Deputy to the Commanding General of U.S. Army Materiel Command John B. Nerger kicked off the Combined Federal Campaign Charity Fair here, Nov. 5.

  • NSRDEC representatives tour Natick High School for "Future Ready" initiative

    Nov 5, 2012

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center representatives were among business and community leaders hosted Oct. 25, 2012, by Natick High School, which kicked off its "Future Ready" program.

  • Army scientists earn patent for advanced neural chip

    Nov 5, 2012

    Two Army scientists and a university professor earned a patent for the forerunner of a powerful quantum neural dynamics computer chip. The device uses nonstandard mathematics to accomplish analog problem solving at high speed.

  • RDECOM NCOPD kicks off at Redstone Arsenal

    Nov 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fifty-two Soldiers convened Nov. 5 in northern Alabama for a week of professional development and the opportunity to learn about the nation's leading Army installation for aviation and missile research, development and testing. The noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command will complete a physical fitness test and receive briefings, training, and facility and capability tours. They will conclude this session of NCO Professional Development with a tour of Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn., a Civil War historic site.

  • New 401st AFSB housing at BAF improves force protection posture

    Nov 3, 2012

    New billeting at 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, provides improved force protection for personnel by housing them in hardened structures.

  • ASC SES honored for service, takes new position at Army Headquarters

    Nov 2, 2012

    An Army Sustainment Command employee received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award here Oct. 31 for his accomplishments from 2007 to 2012 culminating as the executive director of LOGCAP.

  • RDECOM, NSRDEC representatives attend STEM summit

    Nov 1, 2012

    Representatives from Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were among more than 1,000 people who attended the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, held Oct. 11, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.

  • ASC employee receives prestigious Meritorious Civilian Service Award

    Nov 1, 2012

    D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, Army Sustainment Command, congratulates Tommy L. Marks, then executive director of LOGCAP, after Marks was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award Oct. 31 for his accomplishments from 2007 to 2012 with ASC.

  • ACC-RI employees receive Packard Award

    Nov 1, 2012

    Several members of Army Contracting Command-Rock Island were recently selected as winners for one of two 2012 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards.

  • Lean Six Sigma project reduces excess ammunition shipments

    Nov 1, 2012

    Excessive shipments of training ammunition between 78 Ammunition Supply Points across the U.S. spurred Ryan Senkbile, a logistics management specialist at the Joint Munitions Command headquarters, Rock Island Arsenal, to find a solution to the problem. Senkbile tackled the issue via a green belt Lean Six Sigma project.

  • Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

    Nov 1, 2012

    A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.

  • 403rd AFSB holds first FRG steering committee meeting with newly acquired Logistics Readiness Center

    Nov 1, 2012

  • Redstone's committed work force has growing mission

    Oct 31, 2012

    Redstone Arsenal is on solid ground for the future.

  • Improved Kiowa Warrior helicopter ready for test

    Oct 31, 2012

    Officials from the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office, together with the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility, have announced the first OH-58F Kiowa Warrior helicopter completed production and was released to the Army for test and evaluation.

  • Army contracting, logistics discussed during 3-day gathering at RIA

    Oct 31, 2012

    Contracting and LOGCAP were the main topics during a three-day meeting that concluded Oct. 31 here in Building 103, Baylor Conference Room, as the Army makes plans for post-war Southwest Asia operations.

  • U.S. Army awards Watervliet $4.2M contract for new mortar baseplate

    Oct 29, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced Friday that it received a $4.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture a new lightweight 60mm mortar baseplate that will enhance Soldiers' abilities to move more quickly across the battlefield, while also reducing logistical requirements.

  • ASC Soldiers roll out mats to roll up the enemy

    Oct 29, 2012

    Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command gathered and paired up on mats at the RIA Community Fitness Center, Oct. 1, for some of the most energetic schooling they are likely to ever receive.

  • Letterkenny dedicates equipment to fallen hero

    Oct 29, 2012

    .-- The new route clearance vehicle welding positioner at Letterkenny Army Depot was dedicated to the memory of Master Sgt. Benjamin F. Bitner, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C., in a ceremony at the maintenance facility Oct. 10.

  • Logistic milestones, efficient solutions among topics at Army/DLA Day

    Oct 26, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Top officials from the Defense Logistics Agency, Department of the Army and Army Materiel Command discussed recent logistic milestones at Army/DLA Day Oct. 25 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

  • iRobot mission rolls to Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Oct 25, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's new robotics mission helps warfighters remotely search for improvised explosive devices using either a laptop computer or backpack control system.

  • Howitzer FMS begins at Anniston

    Oct 25, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot recently began a Foreign Military Sales overhaul for the M198 light towed howitzer. The artillery is disassembled, inspected and rebuilt to specifications for a U.S. military ally.

  • Anniston Munitions Center celebrates four accident-free years

    Oct 25, 2012

    Anniston Munitions Center passed an important milestone Oct. 16 - four years without a lost time accident. A lost time accident is any injury occurring within the organization that takes an employee off duty for at least one 24-hour period. The last time that happened for ANMC was Oct. 16, 2008, when an employee's back was injured.

  • RIA Fire Department, ASC, offer at-risk youth good choices for successful life

    Oct 25, 2012

    Members of the Army Sustainment Command headquarters staff and the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department met with residents of the Arrowhead Ranch Oct. 24-25 to share their message of making good choices to succeed in life.

  • Army Materiel Command welcomes Directorates of Logistics

    Oct 24, 2012

    On Oct. 1, 2012, after 24 months of detailed planning and coordination with the Department of the Army, and in strong partnership with Installation Management Command (IMCOM), Army Materiel Command (AMC) assumed management of Directorates of Logistics (DOL) Army-wide. I want to take this opportunity to personally welcome every member of the 73 DOL locations -- 49 in the United States and 24 overseas -- to the AMC team.

  • TACOM LCMC Commander holds Town Hall

    Oct 24, 2012

  • Wellness for AMC employees

    Oct 24, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (October 24, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted a wellness fair for its headquarters employees here, Wednesday.

  • MICC leaders discuss realignment, way ahead

    Oct 24, 2012

    Leaders from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are meeting with field directors and their deputies from throughout the command here Oct. 22-24 to conduct roundtable discussions on realignment and a strategic planning workshop.

  • Tobyhanna employees Reset, retrofit mission expands capabilities of critical Army communications sys

    Oct 23, 2012

    Technicians here have successfully completed a mission that gives a key Army communications system increased range and frequencies.

  • UAHuntsville and community engage local girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

    Oct 23, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- "HOOAH!" the girls exclaimed as Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion concluded her remarks kicking off the fourth annual Girls' Science & Engineering Day held at UAHuntsville Oct. 20.

  • TRANSCOM commander visits 401st AFSB

    Oct 20, 2012

    U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser, III, commander U.S. Transportation Command, made a brief visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 19 to learn more about the processes the 401st employs to prepare equipment to be shipped from the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

  • ACC employee recognized with community partner award

    Oct 19, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Joan Wysoske, chief, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island's Contract Closeout Branch, was chosen as a 2012 Chicago Lighthouse Community Partner Award recipient Oct. 18.

  • Picatinny says farewell to former commander, welcomes new commanding general

    Oct 18, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Jonathan A. Maddux, Picatinny senior commander since February 2009, said good-bye to the Picatinny community during a change of charter ceremony today. During the ceremony, Maddux relinquished command to incoming Picatinny Senior Commander and Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Ammunition, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness.

  • Army engineers develop chargers for phones, laptops in combat

    Oct 18, 2012

    A team of U.S. Army engineers are developing new battery chargers for smartphones, tablet computers and laptops for deployed Soldiers without access to a traditional electrical grid. They have engineered and built prototypes for 8-port, 4-port, and 2-port USB chargers, as well as an AC/USB adaptor -- all of which use a military standard battery such as the BB-2590 as the main power source.

  • RATS Saving Time, Money at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

    Oct 18, 2012

    Range Accuracy Testing System is making a big impact at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.

  • Via Proud To Lead Army Materiel Command

    Oct 18, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As a college student, it was the Army's flashy dress uniform that first attracted Gen. Dennis Via to the military. But it is the Soldier behind the uniform that has kept the attention of Redstone Arsenal's four-star general throughout his 32-year career as a Signal Corps officer.

  • Recent shift to AMC enables streamlined logistics services

    Oct 18, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The logisticians who look after Warrior Country's transportation, maintenance and supply needs are now able to provide even more robust services thanks to a recent change that gives them broader, faster reach into the Army's overall logistics network.

  • New munitions, good workload on tap for Ammunition Operations

    Oct 15, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Ammunition Operations is keeping busy lately with new munition work, as well as looking down the road at a robust workload for fiscal year 2013.

  • PBA host PM-CAS management review

    Oct 15, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal played host Sept. 20 to the Project Manager Combat Ammunitions Systems conventional ammunition management review meeting. The meeting, held at the Arsenal's Training Center, included visitors from PM-CAS, U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, Crane Army Ammunition Activity and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. Personnel from PBA's Directorate of Ammunitions, Engineering and Technology, Material Management and Business Operations were also in attendance.

  • ARL's combustion lab sparks studies that could lead to JP-8 'super engine'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Studies are underway at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to create a 'super engine' that could allow military ground vehicles, stationary power generators, and small unmanned aerial vehicles, for example, to operate with the same kind of fuel.

  • Watervliet stands down its manufacturing operations for suicide prevention training

    Oct 12, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Nearly 500 Watervliet Arsenal civilian employees stopped all manufacturing operations Wednesday as the Arsenal participated in a Suicide Prevention Stand Down on October 10th.

  • Defense's investment in supercomputing is a game-changer for Army R&D

    Oct 12, 2012

    Teams of Army experts have spent the last five months laying the groundwork for a computational powerhouse at the Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Arctic Soldier supports Army, Air Force units

    Oct 12, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Dawn Simington currently serves as a 51C acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer with the services flight of the 673rd Contracting Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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