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  • MORE is better when it comes to food rations

    Mar 10, 2014

    Warfighters in extreme, demanding operational environments need additional sustenance to complete their missions successfully -- they simply need MORE.

  • 4-H robotics club fosters creativity

    Mar 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Every other Sunday, children between ages 5 and 14 explore robotics with their parents at the APG North (Aberdeen) youth center Bldg. 2522.

  • Logistics Assistance Representatives gain expertise to support Army readiness

    Mar 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted a two week Acquisition Logistics University course for 19 Logistics Assistance Representatives (LARs) from locations across the world, Jan. 27 -- Feb. 7. The course is set up to address supporting worldwide Army readiness. The curriculum includes the Logistics Assistance Program organization overview; organizational roles and responsibilities; geographic support process and procedures; supply distribution; logistics automation from unit through national level sustainment, maintenance support operations; environmental hazards; Defense Reutilization and Marketing Operations (DRMO); materiel fielding; DOD supply support activities; contractor relationships; all facets of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) and oral and written presentations. Neils Biamon, senior executive and chief of Current Operations was the guest speaker for the graduating LARs.

  • FY13 CECOM Value Engineering Project Summary

    Mar 7, 2014

    The CECOM Value Concept Office (VCO) worked diligently throughout fiscal year (FY) 2013 to help organizations across CECOM meet their mandated Value Engineering (VE) goals. Value Engineering is an organized and systematic approach to analyzing functions of systems, equipment, facilities, services and supplies.

  • Picatinny scaling up in-house chemicals production to shun higher costs

    Mar 7, 2014

    Picatinny scientists and engineers have established a pilot production facility to create the Army's only in-house process for scaling up chemical compounds, a move that could save money by not having to rely on costlier compounds from outside suppliers.

  • Millions of reasons for this month's Arsenal Face of Strength

    Mar 6, 2014

    To anyone who has ever managed a household checkbook, they know the degree of difficulty of trying to account for the last few cents that is keeping them from achieving a balanced accounting. Now imagine the degree of difficulty when the account balance has a few more zeros, in this case $117 million worth of zeros. That is what the arsenal's budget was for fiscal year 2013.

  • Modernization Draws High-Level Attention

    Mar 6, 2014

    The Honorable Katrina McFarland, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, and the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, along with other senior officials from the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, and BAE Systems visit Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, Tenn.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command announces the 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs winners

    Mar 6, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command announces its winners of the 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition. First place winners will represent AMC at the Department of the Army level of the competition.

  • Bonding and collaborating during face-to-face meetings proves beneficial

    Mar 5, 2014

    In light of today's economy and fewer opportunities to meet face-to-face with colleagues from outlying areas, leaders from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate had a rare opportunity to host a two-day branch chief/field element chief meeting at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Feb. 11--12.

  • DoD Manufacturing Institutes highlight AMC partnerships with academia, industry

    Mar 5, 2014

    When President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Feb. 25 about the next two Department of Defense-led manufacturing institutes, Army Materiel Command leaders were there. Gen. Dennis L. Via, AMC Commander, as well as RDECOM Director Dale Ormond, and AMC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Grace Bochenek, were among the Department of Defense and industry invitees. Also included were Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren.

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center Director is promoted to SES

    Mar 5, 2014

    Larry M. Muzzelo, director of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center, was recognized as being a new member of the Senior Executive Service Feb. 25, at the Top of the Bay on the installation during a promotion ceremony hosted by Gary Martin, CECOM's Deputy to the Commanding General.

  • DoD hospitals, clinics rely on depot capability to repair thousands of network devices

    Mar 5, 2014

    Anthony Volper, an electronic digital computer mechanic here, tests the cable outputs on a Military Health System (MHS) computer network component used for data management. Members of Tobyhanna Army Depot's Computer Service and Repair Branch have configured, diagnosed and updated software for more than 28,600 MHS network infrastructure devices for Department of Defense hospitals and clinics around the world.

  • PSAs raise awareness of Gold Star and Next-of-Kin lapel pins

    Mar 5, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - This year, the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command, or IMCOM, launched an awareness campaign aimed to educate Americans about Gold Star and Next-of-Kin lapel pins. Over the course of the year, the Army will release several public service announcements, or PSAs, to increase awareness.

  • 'Reading is the gas that fuels dreams'

    Mar 5, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- "Whatever you want to be, whether its a Soldier, astronaut, a doctor or a lawyer... you've got to read, because it is the gas that fuels dreams," said Lt. Col. Christopher Brown, chief of Army Materiel Command's assistance and investigation branch, as he read to energetic kindergarteners.

  • Army TMDE Utilization Study

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Army recently conducted a study that surveyed test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment usage, training, and workloads.

  • ASC's reserve element welcomes new commander

    Mar 4, 2014

    Soldiers from Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element said goodbye to their commander and welcomed a new leader during a change of command ceremony March 1 in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Legal support functions to consolidate at AMC Centers of Excellence

    Mar 4, 2014

    Efforts are underway to reshape and restructure headquarters staff functions throughout the Army Materiel Command.

  • STEM Visionary Awards Honor APG Efforts

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Deputy to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command has earned recognition from the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council for his leadership in developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives in the region.

  • Picatinny dives into Read Across America

    Mar 4, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Lt. Col. Christine Allen, Product Manager, Counter Explosive Hazard, reads to children at the Dennis B. O'Brien Elementary School in Rockaway, March 4.

  • Arsenal Manufacturing Center receives high Army safety award

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center was awarded the Director of Army Safety's Risk Management Award on Friday. The Army Safety Awards Program recognizes organizations and individuals for their overall contributions to their safety programs. Safety awards enhance Army operations and improve safety awareness through recognition and promotion of individual and organizational accident prevention measures and successes.

  • Watervliet's $26M investment: Will it spur partnerships with private industry?

    Mar 3, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Fiscal tools, such as reducing the size of its workforce, a hiring freeze, and a very restrictive use of overtime, have helped reduced operation costs in fiscal year 2013 by more than $12 million. But those actions are only part of the equation that arsenal leadership sees as the answer to remaining relevant and competitive.

  • Army continues to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers

    Mar 3, 2014

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory continue to expand body armor analysis work to protect Soldiers - not only protecting their lives, but also their daily life functions after treatment and recovery.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers holds largest STEM event in the South

    Mar 3, 2014

    US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, sponsored more than 150 high school students and teachers from 13 public and private schools in northeast Florida during the annual Engineering Career Day on Feb. 21, 2014. The day-long program which as been co-sponsored by the Society of American Engineers, Jacksonville Post, and the Jacksonvile District for the past 12 years was their largest STEM event to date.

  • New Name, New Efficiencies

    Mar 3, 2014

    This article on directorates of logistics become logistics readiness centers for more effective access to services and supply was originally published in the Jan. - March 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Tobyhanna edges closer to building modernization start date

    Mar 3, 2014

    Preparations are underway to modernize thousands of square feet of the largest building on the depot. A five-phase project set to begin in 2015 will involve the reconstruction of the first floor and mezzanine, including the electronics enclosure, of Building 1A. More than 210,000 square feet will be updated. Building 1A comprises 348,440 square feet and is part of Building 1, which is about 1.15 million square feet and houses 61 percent of the depot's missions.

  • Picatinny engineers mentor students for international robotics competition

    Mar 3, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Mt. Olive High School in Flanders, N.J., played host to an international high-school level robotics competition, March 1-2. Overall 38 teams participated with 12 being sponsored by Picatinny Arsenal.

  • Army researchers focus on partnerships

    Feb 25, 2014

    Army researchers, scientists and engineers are collaborating and sharing to leverage limited resources and discover leap-ahead technologies.

  • Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

    Feb 24, 2014

    To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told attendees of the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Feb. 19, 2014.

  • Cone shares Army focus for Force 2025

    Feb 24, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command mapped out the Army's path forward for attendees of the Association of the United States Army's 2014 Winter Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., as he spoke on Force 2025, Feb. 20, 2014.

  • Focus on the workforce: Army and industry leaders talk about recruitment, retention

    Feb 21, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Army and industry leaders on Friday addressed attracting top talent in the "Recruiting and Retaining our Future" panel discussion at the Association of the U.S. Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • AUSA Winter draws to a close

    Feb 21, 2014

    The 2014 Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium closed just after noon Feb. 22 here after two and a half days of discussion and collaboration between the Army and defense industry elements.

  • Army exhibit showcases 'leap-ahead' technologies

    Feb 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army booth at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition showcased an array of science and technology examples to defense and industry officials who attended the event Feb. 19-21.

  • Army recognizes institute's biotechnology advances with $48 million renewal

    Feb 20, 2014

    The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies contract with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Army Research Office, was extended in December 2013, providing an additional $48 million over three years to study high performance biological systems and the translation of these to engineering systems of benefit to Soldier.

  • Operational Environment of 2025 larger, complex, more connected

    Feb 20, 2014

    "Where do we invest to ensure that today's fifth-grader, who in the decade of 2030-2040 will be a battalion commander, will have the tools they need to adapt once the nation commits the Army?" That was the question posed by Lt. Gen. Keith Walker, deputy commanding general, futures director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, Army Training and Doctrine Command, to attendees of the Association of the United States Army's 2014 Winter Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 19. Presenting on "The Operational Environment in 2025," the topic was all too appropriate for the professional development forum, which bears the theme, "America's Army: Sustaining, Training and Equipping for the Future."

  • Manned/Unmanned Collaborative Systems Integration Laboratory

    Feb 20, 2014

    Researchers in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Manned/Unmanned Collaborative Systems Integration Laboratory, located at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, are conducting research to address the demands placed on Soldiers' mental resources required to manage attention, make decisions and coordinate crew activities and communication on the battlefield.

  • Army experts talk cyber domain

    Feb 20, 2014

    It's a warfighting domain that is ever-evolving and offers no easy answers for the fight, but is becoming all the more important as the Army heads into the future. Experts from across the Army discussed the importance of and challenges associated with "Operationalizing the Cyber Domain for the Army," at the Association of the United States Army's 2014 Winter Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. Thursday. Moderated by retired Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson, and chaired by Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, commanding general, Army Cyber Command, panelists included: Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, director for command, control, communications and computer/cyber/chief information officer, J-6, Joint Staff; Maj. Gen. Thomas James Jr., director, Mission Command Center of Excellence, Army Training and Doctrine Command; Col. Maureen O'Connor, director, Army Joint Force Headquarters - Cyber, Army Training and Doctrine Command; Lt. Col. Paul Stanton, technical liaison to USCYBERCOM, Army Cyberspace Command; and Robert Fecteau, chief information officer, SAIC.

  • Bromberg discusses rightsizing Army force

    Feb 20, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The officer in charge of developing manpower plans for the total Army shared realities and ideas of the future force Thursday with Soldiers and civilians at Army Materiel Command headquarters.

  • Thinking outside the box to equip the Army of 2025 and beyond

    Feb 20, 2014

    Driverless vehicles, 3-D printers used to resupply troops, more robots and unmanned aerial vehicles were some of the topics discussed by experts during the �"Out of the Box Thinking - 2025 Requirements" panel discussion at the 2014 Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium.

  • Husband, wife Army scientists receive Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Feb 19, 2014

    Two U.S. Army computer scientists were recognized for their individual contributions to the scientific community at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference, Feb. 8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

  • AUSA Winter kicks off in Huntsville

    Feb 19, 2014

  • Army seeks science, technology advances through partnerships

    Feb 19, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command depends on partnerships to develop world-class technology and engineering solutions. Our mission is only achievable if we continue to reach out and build partnerships across all of our core competencies.

  • Interview with Army acquisition leader Heidi Shyu

    Feb 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 19, 2014) -- Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Heidi Shyu serves as the Army acquisition executive, the senior procurement executive, science advisor to the Secretary of the Army.

  • Operating in the 'New Normal' -- post conflict support essential to Industrial Base future

    Feb 19, 2014

    The future of the Army and commercial industrial base as the Army nears the end of more than a dozen years of conflict was a topic of discussion during the 2014 Association of the U.S. Army Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Local Lego league champs headed to World Festival

    Feb 19, 2014

    For Team Panda-monium, putting the pieces together meant a first-place finish and a trip to the FIRST Lego League World Festival April 23-26 in St. Louis, Mo.

  • NCO is the backbone of local mentoring program

    Feb 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Driving around the neighborhood that borders the southwest shore of the Rock Island Arsenal, Staff Sgt. Elvon Dixon knowingly gazes out the window.

  • Commander presents AMC Perspective at Winter AUSA

    Feb 19, 2014

    Army Materiel Command's top leader began the discussion Feb. 19, 2014, at the 2014 Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., by emphasizing the suitability of this year's theme to the current status of the Army.

  • AUSA panel discussion addresses partnerships

    Feb 19, 2014

    Business leaders joined government officials Feb. 19, 2014, for the panel discussion, Industrial Partnerships for Force 2025 and Beyond, at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition at Huntsville, Ala.

  • McQuistion talks partnering opportunities

    Feb 19, 2014

    "Partnering is our past; it is our present and it's our future," said Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, during her opening remarks on partnering with the Army. Partnering opportunities was just one of many topics emphasized at the 2014 Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition, Feb. 19.

  • Watervliet secures more than $10.9M in new work, a relief during a period of fiscal uncertainty

    Feb 18, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal announced this week that it received nine contracts worth more than $10.9 million to provide various weapon system components for the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. These items will go to sustain U.S. troop units in the field.

  • MICC director helping lead Afghan financial oversight

    Feb 18, 2014

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here is playing a key role in establishing the financial management oversight of approximately $4 billion in assistance to the security forces of Afghanistan.

  • Layers of Concern

    Feb 18, 2014

    This article assesses the health of the Army's industrial base as a complex task was originally published in the Jan. - March 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Presidents' Day Holiday Safety Message

    Feb 14, 2014

    On 17 February 2014, we will recognize the federal holiday honoring President George Washington's Birthday. In recent years, the holiday evolved and is recognized as "Presidents' Day'', honoring Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, as well as other Presidents who have served our great Nation.

  • Army recognizes innovative environmental practices, partnerships

    Feb 10, 2014

    One ammunition plant, three installations, and three environmental teams recognized for their outstanding environmental and sustainability program achievements with Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards for fiscal year 2013. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army.

  • AMC leader's visit to research lab gives insight into leap-ahead technologies

    Feb 10, 2014

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Feb. 7, 2014, to gain a deeper understanding of the research that is being conducted at the lab in support of Soldiers today, and those who will don the nation's uniform well into the future.

  • Research and education partnership agreement reached between ARL and UMBC

    Feb 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland Baltimore County signed a research and education partnership agreement during a ceremony held at the university's administration building in Adelphi, Md., Jan. 14, 2014.

  • ASC recognizes employees for hard work, long service, productivity

    Feb 10, 2014

    Once a quarter, the Army Sustainment Command recognizes its civilian and military employees for hard work and productivity. Twenty-four individuals were presented plaques and other tokens of appreciation at a ceremony in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Feb. 6.

  • Fort Knox division earns ACC award

    Feb 10, 2014

    Contracting members at Fort Knox, Ky., earned the Army Contracting Command Outstanding Mission Support Business Operations award Jan. 28 during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Logistics Assistance Program Operations Course

    Feb 10, 2014

  • Congressional staffers visit APG

    Feb 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For a quartet of Maryland congressional staffers, the overview briefings and tour of APG on Monday, Feb. 3, offered a unique glimpse into the inner workings of the installation, as well as insight into why APG is a crucial component of the local economy and landscape. They saw how APG contributes greatly to the Army's defense of the nation and helps pave the way for scientific and technological research and innovation in the private sector.

  • Army seeks partners to develop tactical computing capabilities

    Feb 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army hosted its third annual Tactical Capabilities Innovation Laboratory Industry Day here Jan. 30 to inform potential partners about technologies being used, developed or sought in support of TCIL and Army-computing development efforts. More than 330 potential government, industry and academia partners attended the Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center or RDECOM CERDEC, TCIL Industry Day.

  • Prepare before winter storms and extreme cold

    Feb 10, 2014

    One of the primary concerns with winter weather is the ability to knock out heat, power and communications services to your home or office, sometimes for days at a time. Light or heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region as happened recently in the metro areas of Birmingham and Atlanta. To prepare for a winter storm before it strikes you should do the following:

  • Army Surgeon General kicks off Asia-Pacific tour at Tripler Army Medical Center

    Feb 10, 2014

    Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho kicked off her Asia-Pacific tour with a visit to Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii to meet with leaders from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pacific Regional Medical Command to discuss ongoing joint venture initiatives and the way ahead for continued partnership on February 10, 2014.

  • CID warns scam website similar to legitimate benefits website

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command wants to clarify a press release that was issued Feb. 6, 2014, to help avoid any possible confusion regarding a false website and the official U.S. Army benefits website for former and current service members.

  • AMC and ASA(ALT) leaders visit Detroit Arsenal

    Feb 7, 2014

  • Africa engagements stress importance of security assistance

    Feb 6, 2014

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command conducted engagements with Uganda and Kenya military officers, State Department officials and Defense Department representatives from the respective countries' Offices of Security Cooperation last month.

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar uses Lean Six Sigma to expedite retrograde

    Feb 6, 2014

    When Lt. Col. Roy Speaks put together a Lean Six Sigma team to look at the Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard operations soon after taking command, his goal was simple: better, faster, and more efficient. Now, six months and several projects later, the battalion's operations have transformed into a leaner, more cost-conscious set of processes better capable to meet the logistical needs of the Army.

  • Missile Defense Leader Describes Expanding Mission

    Feb 6, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a series of test videos that showed interceptors defending against incoming missiles, the director of the Missile Defense Agency shared the nation�'s ballistic missile defense strength with members of the Tennessee Valley of the National Defense Industrial Association on Jan. 28.

  • Tooele stores C4 3rd sate motors

    Feb 6, 2014

    Tooele Army Depot, Ammunition Operations, received a 3rd stage C4 rocket motor from Camp Navajo, Arizona for storage.

  • Alabama legislators honor military members, veterans

    Feb 6, 2014

    Alabama legislators paid homage to the state's military presence Thursday, declaring Feb. 6, 2014 to be "Military Appreciation Day."

  • Free falling: Natick helps military paratroopers

    Feb 3, 2014

    Product Manager Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment, working with the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, is tackling the capability gaps in oxygen supply, navigation and extreme temperatures associated with high-altitude parachutist missions.

  • Difficult manufacturing environment has arsenal anxiously awaiting new fiscal guidance

    Feb 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Last month, the President signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the U.S. government through September. Before the workforce gets too giddy, however, not all required funding will be obtained by the Army and as a result, major Army staffs, organizations, and installations, such as the Watervliet Arsenal, anxiously wait for detailed funding guidance.

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

    More than 50 U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles rolled into the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week as the final shipment of the European Activity Set.

  • AMC Hosts Small Business Industry Outreach Event

    Jan 31, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Registration is now open for the Feb. 18 Team Redstone Small Business Industry Outreach hosted by the U.S. Army Materiel Command. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. at the Summit. A networking event begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Overlook.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC unveils new National Guard ambulance

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois, rolled out the newest Humvee ambulance, Tuesday.

  • U.S. Army, Australian leaders talk research, development cooperation

    Jan 30, 2014

    Australia's chief defense scientist met with U.S. Army leaders Jan. 27, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to explore opportunities for research and development partnerships.

  • AMC commander: Natick 'critical' to Army, nation

    Jan 30, 2014

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., to learn more about what is done on the installation to support America's warfighters.

  • Army Contract Specialist Finds hope and strength while battling combat injuries

    Jan 30, 2014

    Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Contract Specialist Mitch Chapman, an Illinois National Guard Veteran, suffers from mental and physical afflictions directly related to an IED ambush on a vehicle he was driving on a road outside Kandahar, Afghanistan in October 2008. Five years after that IED attack, Chapman received his bachelor's degree, earned a promotion and welcomed a son into his young family.

  • Digital convoy simulation prepares contracting support specialists for reality

    Jan 29, 2014

    Surrounded by video and sound systems, crews inside a simulated High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle can look out onto a desert or along forested roads. All of their actions, from accelerating to turning and stopping, affect what they see on the 360-degree projection screen, while their vehicle doesn't move an inch.

  • Prepare for the worst - Contracting specialists train for a natural disaster

    Jan 29, 2014

    Whereas Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people, injured 17,000 and closed 30 hospitals, the double earthquake on the New Madrid fault line killed 3,500 people, injured 83,000 and damaged or destroyed 132 hospitals. Thankfully, the earthquakes are fictional, used as the basis of a scenario for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • Making contracts - old school and new

    Jan 29, 2014

    Military service members don't always have the luxury of electricity during their deployment, which can sometimes leave them without the use of computers or electronics.

  • Tobyhanna assistant fire chief to join national rescue team

    Jan 29, 2014

    The assistant fire department chief at Tobyhyanna Army Depot has been selected to join a national search and rescue program. Daryl Gebhardt has been selected to become a member of Pennsylvania Task Force One, one of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's 28 national urban search and rescue teams spread throughout the continental United States.

  • Team Redstone learns what it means to be a Soldier for Life

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Soldier for Life program's southeast director visited Redstone Arsenal Jan. 28 to educate Soldiers on how to remain strong throughout their Army career and beyond. Lt. Col. Steven M. George visited Army Materiel Command headquarters as part of his travels throughout the southeast footprint to advocate and promote the Soldier for Life program.

  • U.S., Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Canadian Army has enlisted the help of Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., engineers to evaluate the life-span of their World War II-era C3 Howitzer.

  • Army researchers inspire commercial rifle fire control systems

    Jan 28, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country. Sometimes the research inspires commercial companies to do additional research and expand on certain aspects to develop products of their own.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launches new social media platform Army-wide

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched a new social media platform Jan. 27, 2014, called ArmyFit, for Soldiers, their families and Army civilians.

  • MICC contracting officer bound for leadership program

    Jan 28, 2014

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contract Command has been selected for the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center's Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellows Program.

  • Meet and greet highlights interesting Soldiers at Natick

    Jan 28, 2014

    For the first time ever, the personnel working at the Natick Soldier Systems Center were able to put faces to those busy testing new systems behind the scenes … the Soldiers.

  • Army Materiel Command's Commanding General Visits Holston Army Ammunition Plant

    Jan 28, 2014

    Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits, tours Holston Army Ammunition Plant.

  • The 'go to' guy

    Jan 28, 2014

    His attention to detail amazes his supervisors, his calm demeanor energizes his subordinates and his capability to accomplish the mission regardless of the obstacles in the way astounds his peers.

  • Rock Island Arsenal observes MLK Jr. Day

    Jan 27, 2014

    At Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, an observance was held Jan. 23 to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It's a day to remember the iconic civil rights leader and minister remembered for preaching freedom, justice, and equality for all people of the United States.

  • PEO Aviation changes leadership

    Jan 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Program Executive Office for Aviation changed leadership today during a change of charter ceremony in the Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • Natick tests materials for U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team uniforms

    Jan 24, 2014

    He shrugged it off as just another routine day in his lab, but testing conducted by Dr. Phil Gibson helped Burton Snowboards pick a fabric for uniforms that the U.S. Olympic Snowboarding Team will wear at next month's 2014 Winter Games.

  • CECOM logistician named AMC LAR of the Year

    Jan 24, 2014

    Gregory J. Garduno was presented the 2012 U.S. Army Materiel Command's Robertson J. Short Logistics Assistance Representative of the Year Award, Jan. 7, for his outstanding achievement, dedication, and performance as a LAR.

  • Stressing safety: Tobyhanna claims governor's award

    Jan 24, 2014

    Pennsylvania officials named Team Tobyhanna's safety program one of the best in the Commonwealth.

  • Army Vice Chief visits Redstone Arsenal

    Jan 24, 2014

    At a time when the Army is reducing its budget and its force, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell told Redstone Arsenal, Ala., leaders how they can be part of the solution.

  • Army program secures critical component for artillery, mortar ammunition

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army is nearing completion on a project to eliminate its dependency on foreign countries for a critical energetic component in artillery and mortar ammunition, officials said.

  • Spotlight On…Maj. Jundi J. Williams, 719th Contingency Contracting Team

    Jan 23, 2014

    Maj. Jundi J. Williams is a contract management officer for the 719th Contingency Contracting Team, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. During Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014 he is providing support to distinguished visitors as part of the OCSJX-14 Joint Visitors Bureau.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • Army, Air Force Chaplains provide spiritual services during OCSJX-14

    Jan 23, 2014

    When planning began for the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014, spiritual fitness was integrated into the exercise.

  • Tobyhanna overhauls Air Force deployable radar system

    Jan 23, 2014

    Electronics Mechanic Roberto Colon De Jesus overhauls an AN/TPN-19 Landing Control Central (Radar Set) power supply at Tobyhanna Army Depot. The AN/TPN-19 is a complete Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) or Ground Control Approach (GCA) facility used by air traffic controllers to identify, sequence and separate participating aircraft; provide final approach guidance, and guidance through air defense corridors and zones.

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