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  • Contracting battalion prepares to deploy to Southwest Asia

    Jun 12, 2015

    In advance of a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of the Contingency Contracting Administration Services (CCAS) mission, the 920th Contracting Battalion held a color casing ceremony here, June 4.

  • Communication, feedback key topics at EAGLE BOA holder's meeting

    Jun 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command and the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island hosted representatives from 50 companies for a biannual Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Basic Ordering Agreement holder meeting, June 2.

  • The Changing Nature of Contracting in Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2015

    A traditional military change of command ceremony at the U.S. Central Command Joint Theater Support Contracting Command headquarters at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, was much more than it seemed. It was a harbinger of much greater change to come for contracting support in Afghanistan.

  • AMCOM Employees Welcome New Calibration Leader

    Jun 12, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson officially introduced Dr. Myra Gray to the AMCOM community on June 11, welcoming her as the new executive director of the U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Activity. USATA-TMDE is a subordinate organization within AMCOM that supports Soldiers worldwide by managing the Army's calibration and maintenance mission for the Army and other service customers.

  • Emerging opportunities for business captured at depot Industry Day event

    Jun 12, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) commanding general Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford was on hand to welcome local, regional and national industry partners to Industry Day here. The June 9-10 event, held for the first time in more than 10 years, informed nearly 200 members of the business community about emerging partnering opportunities with the depot.

  • ROK Army tours U.S. aviation maintenance facility

    Jun 12, 2015

    The Joint U.S. Military Affairs Group-Korea (JUSMAG-K) and Republic of Korea army (ROKA) toured the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade aviation maintenance facilities at Camp Humphreys, Korea, recently.

  • Team Redstone/AMC celebrate Army's 240th Birthday

    Jun 12, 2015

    Army Materiel Command's Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via kicked off Redstone Arsenal's 240th Army Birthday celebration June 12, 2015, with a run, re-enlistment ceremony and traditional cake cutting with the oldest and youngest Soldier assigned to the installation. Photos by Doug Brewster.

  • Dedication honors quartermaster soldier

    Jun 12, 2015

  • Home or away: Volunteers are cornerstone of strong organization

    Jun 10, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Tobyhanna Army Depot named the 2014 Volunteer of the Year during its annual volunteer recognition ceremony recently. In addition to the top honor, several individual groups were recognized with gold, silver and bronze awards. Depot commander Col. Gerhard P.R. Schröter was on hand to congratulate the winners and award certificates of appreciation.

  • Gray departs AMC headquarters for new position at AMCOM

    Jun 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dr. Myra S. Gray left Army Materiel Command headquarters with recognition from the organization's top leader for her strategic integration work that helped set the course for the organization since its transition to Huntsville.

  • Letterkenny Munitions Center welcomes new commander

    Jun 10, 2015

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- As part of Army tradition, the Letterkenny Munitions Center welcomed a new commanding officer during an official Change of Command Ceremony, held here, June 4. Lt. Col. Trenton J. Conner replaced Lt. Col. Bryan E. Fowler, who relinquished command of LEMC after two years as the senior leader.

  • Calibration Organization Welcomes New Leader Thursday

    Jun 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With 30 years of government career experience in science and technology, in managing large and diverse organizations, and in understanding the Army Materiel Command Enterprise, Dr. Myra Gray would be an asset to any organization needing an effective and innovative leader.

  • Army Sustainment receives Secretary of the Army Award

    Jun 9, 2015

    The Army's official professional bulletin on sustainment, was awarded the 2015 Secretary of the Army Award for Publications Improvement (Departmental).

  • Army leaders meet with industry pros, discuss industrial landscape

    Jun 9, 2015

    Top level Army leadership and commercial industry professionals came together to discuss the industrial landscape of the Army and the nation at the 8th Annual Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium, hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association-Iowa/Illinois Chapter in Moline, June 3-4.

  • USAG-Yongsan saves thousands of dollars using LRC buses

    Jun 9, 2015

    Logistics Readiness Center-Yongsan school bus services saved nearly $750,000 and tallied zero bus accidents during the school year that just ended, Army officials said. LRC-Youngsan's bus support played an important role with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) here during the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Arsenal builds hardened cannons, relationship with Canadian Army

    Jun 8, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. ― Just as solid as the steel the Arsenal uses to form cannons for U.S. tanks is its sense of purpose to help educate U.S. and allied troops. This was evident Thursday as more than 30 members of the Canadian Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, visited the Arsenal to learn about U.S. military weapons research, design, and manufacturing.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 8, 2015

    SEMBACH, Germany --The 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed Col. Douglas S. Lowrey as its new commander during an assumption of command ceremony on Sembach Kaserne here June 5.

  • Logistics, industry leaders talk sustainment

    Jun 8, 2015

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Nearly 200 military and industry leaders converged June 3 to discuss logistics and sustainment in a "Hot Topic" forum hosted by the Association of the United States Army.

  • Answering the call - Army and DoD civilians volunteer to deploy

    Jun 8, 2015

    Deployment is a fact of life for those wearing the uniform in every branch and component of the U.S. Armed Forces. Deployment is not a fact of life for the majority of civilian workers with the Department of Defense. But, many civilians do deploy for a variety of reasons and some for long periods of time or multiple times.

  • ANAD trains Stryker mechanics

    Jun 5, 2015

    Six Soldiers with the 7th Infantry Division trained at Anniston Army Depot May 18-29, learning firsthand to repair various Stryker systems. Three components had been identified by the Army as critical for the Soldiers to learn - the Remote Weapon System, Height Management System and the Full Up Powerpack. These Soldiers were part of a pilot program to test the depot's capabilities of training future Soldiers in repair activities.

  • OPM Data Breach

    Jun 5, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently became aware of a cybersecurity incident affecting its systems and data that may have compromised the personal information of current and former Federal employees.

  • Factory commander reassigned to joint post

    Jun 4, 2015

    The Department of the Army has announced that Col. David J. Luders who currently serves as commanding officer of the U.S. Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) has been selected as a faculty member at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.

  • Army leader opens business symposium

    Jun 4, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command told more than 400 attendees that now is the time to become innovative partners in working with the government.

  • Army recognizes MICC small business efforts

    Jun 3, 2015

    Army officials recently recognized the Mission and Installation Contraction Command for its outreach and support efforts with the presentation of the Secretary of the Army Award for Small Business Utilization for 2014.

  • AMC supports joint and coalition forces

    Jun 3, 2015

    Personnel assigned to or aligned with Army Materiel Command are supporting U.S. Marines partnered with the Republic of Georgia's 43rd Light Infantry Battalion in missions to provide force protection here and ground patrols in the Bagram Ground Defense Area.

  • Coviello sworn in as special advisor

    Jun 3, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel Command welcomed its first special advisor to the commanding general for intelligence and security in a formal ceremony here June 2.

  • APG community salutes future Service members

    Jun 3, 2015

  • Planning underway for OCSJX-16

    Jun 3, 2015

    More than 25 representatives from across the DOD, Department of State, Transportation Command and joint staff met here May 26-29 for a concept development event and training objectives workshop in preparation for the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016.

  • Soldiers make 'better, faster decisions' due to Army modernization

    Jun 3, 2015

    The mission at hand for System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, is to create the architecture and design integration of capability sets, provide support to program managers and field the sets to brigade combat teams.

  • Picatinny supports second annual Junior Solar Sprint Race

    Jun 3, 2015

    On May 27 Picatinny Arsenal's science, technology, engineering and mathematics, STEM, program held its second annual Junior Solar Sprint Invitational.

  • European Activity Set proves successful, being expanded

    Jun 3, 2015

    "The European Activity Set proved so successful that the Army chief of staff approved growing it to a full brigade combat team," Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche said.

  • Redstone engineer selected for Senior Executive Service

    Jun 2, 2015

    Michael A. Bieri has been appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

  • LRC reps discuss new SOPs at ASC headquarters

    Jun 2, 2015

    Logistic Readiness Center personnel are meeting at U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquartes at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, for three days to help develop standing operating procedures for the Army's 70-plus Logistics Readiness Centers.

  • Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's May 2015 Newsletter: The Salvo

    Jun 1, 2015

    A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of May 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation since the War of 1812.

  • Army to field Operational Camouflage Pattern for uniforms

    Jun 1, 2015

    The next step toward greater Soldier protection comes July 1, when the Army begins to make the Operational Camouflage Pattern available for the Army Combat Uniform in select Military Clothing Sales Stores. The pattern will replace the current Universal Camouflage Pattern. The UCP has been used for the past decade.

  • SDDC names 2015 Best Warriors

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command named 597th Transportation Brigade Soldiers Spc. Austi-Ana Lamb, its 2015 Soldier of the Year and Staff Sgt. Armond Evansscott its Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year in a ceremony May 28 at Joint Base Langly-Eustis, Va. Lamb and Evanscott competed against Staff Sgt. Colin Coriell and Spc. Jeremy Rosenberg, both from the the 596th Trans. Bde. in Sunny Point, N.C., and Staff Sgt. Paulus Hindarto, 599th Trans. Bde. from Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

  • ACC Names 2015 Best Warrior

    Jun 1, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Enes Memic has been named the U.S. Army Contracting Command's Best Warrior for 2015. Memec and five other Soldiers participated in a series of competitive events here, May 29-30.

  • Michigan guardsmen hone combat skills in depot shops

    May 29, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Dozens of National Guardsmen from the 1073rd Support Maintenance Company, Greenville, Michigan, spent two weeks here honing their skills through a wide range of training opportunities.

  • Sustaining a resilient force through retention

    May 29, 2015

    One of our nation's most valuable resources are its Soldiers and their Families. One of the U.S. Army Materiel Command Commanding General's top priorities is to "Sustain a ready and resilient workforce and develop adaptive leaders."

  • Army logistics community and National Guard increase readiness

    May 29, 2015

    National Guard Soldiers from six states participated in Operation Patriot Bandoleer this spring to provide the operational mission support to Army Materiel Command, moving Army Preposition Stocks to various military installations throughout the country.

  • Johnson says Arsenal pivotal part of achivements

    May 27, 2015

    "It takes a village to raise a child." That is a well-known saying, and a true one when it comes to describing Thomas Johnson. However, in his case, it has taken an "arsenal" to raise him.

  • Contracting team visits security enterprise in Saudi

    May 27, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command team gave contracting operations at the Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program the thumbs up during an April 14-17 visit to Eskan Village in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  • Army's software centers work together to further joint mission

    May 27, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted an inaugural technical exchange meeting to address shared challenges and review solutions within the software engineering community.

  • 50-plus year old DMZ DFAC gets first renovation

    May 27, 2015

    The Logistics Readiness Center-Red Cloud, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, manages the dining facility (DFAC) at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North Korea and the Republic of Korea. It is the only food source for the 35 U.S. Soldiers assigned to the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area (JSA) at Camp Bonifas, Panmunjom.

  • Soldier becomes first to gain gunsmith certification at small arms course graduation

    May 27, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 27, 2015) -- A Virginia National Guardsman has become the first advanced individual training Soldier to earn gunsmith certification upon graduation from the Ordnance School's 91F10 Small Arms/Artillery Repairer Course.

  • ARDEC aims for improvement, making good into better, turning better into best

    May 27, 2015

    Questions regarding evacuation procedures and workforce safety were common during a town hall on May 26 for Picatinny Arsenal's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

  • Images of Alabama's fallen heroes on display

    May 26, 2015

    They are the faces of heroes -- and an opportunity for the Tennessee Valley to pay tribute. Through the generosity of the Von Braun Center, Team Redstone's Survivor Outreach Services has brought the Remembering Our Fallen exhibit to Huntsville, just in time for Memorial Day. The individual state exhibit, on display now near the VBC's Ticket Office, features both military and personal photos of Alabama service members who have fallen from the War on Terror since 9/11.

  • Redstone senior commander salutes Athens heroes

    May 26, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche and the communities of Athens and Limestone County will never forget.

  • Army computer scientist streamlines network science

    May 25, 2015

    Through the efforts of a U.S. Army Research Laboratory computer scientist, the way in which network science experimentation environments are designed, deployed and executed has been streamlined.

  • Community honors Gold Star families

    May 25, 2015

    A powerful silence overcame hundreds of onlookers as the families of two fallen Soldiers laid the Gold Star wreath Monday during a Memorial Day observance at Maple Hill Cemetery. Gen. Dennis Via, commander of the Army Materiel Command, accompanied widow Katrina and son Matthew of Sgt. 1st Class Jason Bishop who was killed in action in Iraq in January 2006, and mother Cheryl of Cpl. Andrew Chris who was killed in action in Iraq in June 2003, as they laid the wreath on behalf of all Gold Star families.

  • Stryker reset reaches milestone

    May 22, 2015

    The depot and General Dynamics Land Systems recently reached a milestone in their Stryker Reset Program -- the 2,000th vehicle.

  • Latest depot leadership course trains, graduates 13

    May 22, 2015

    The depot graduated 13 individuals from its Depot Leadership and Management Program May 8. The four-week course trains future depot leaders through classroom instruction and real world experience. The latter is done through a shadowing program as students are paired with current depot leaders.

  • SMA Dailey visits ANAD

    May 22, 2015

    Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey toured Anniston Army Depot May 7 to view repair and overhaul activities here. Dailey's visit took him through the Small Arms Repair Facility and Combat Vehicle Repair Facility.

  • AUSA Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition 2015

    May 22, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford discusses Multinational Interoperability in Contingency Operations at LANPAC 2015.

  • ACC gets 'FIAR'd' up for Army audit

    May 22, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command Deputy Chief of Staff Resource Management G8 office is "FIAR"d up.

  • Team Tobyhanna fields upgraded Firefinders in Korea

    May 21, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A six-member fielding team from Tobyhanna Army Depot travelled to the Republic of Korea to replace components on a number of AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 radars.

  • ASC elements at Fort Hood participate in full scale exercise

    May 21, 2015

    The 407th Army Field Support Brigade, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, participates in Phantom Vigilance, a full-scale exercise meant to test emergency preparedeness, at Fort Hood, Texas, May 20.

  • Self-guided staff rides enhance unit's development

    May 20, 2015

    In the snow and ice of January, Soldiers from the Army Contracting Command-New Jersey Contracting Battalion began a six-part series of professional leadership development, self-guided, one-day staff rides.

  • AMC celebrates scholastic accomplishments

    May 20, 2015

    As the school year draws to an end, Brig. Gen. Edward Daly, chief of staff of the Army Materiel Command, traveled to University Place Elementary School to praise the student's hard work in their afterschool program May 19.

  • AMC commander updates workforce in Global Town Hall

    May 20, 2015

    The Commander of Army Materiel Command addressed his workforce in-person and around the world via video teleconferencing in a Global Town Hall May 20.

  • Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

  • Multi-million $ modernization sets stage for future

    May 19, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Work to close a "missing link" in Tobyhanna's modernization plan has begun in Building 1A. The five-phase plan includes an infrastructural overhaul of the building's water, electrical, heating and sewer systems.

  • Army civilians maintain sophisticated computer network

    May 19, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- William Moody, a network information technology specialist here, monitors network performance to ensure adequate bandwidth is allocated to critical operations.

  • Iowa Army Ammunition Plant welcomes new commander

    May 19, 2015

    Under fair skies and cool and windy conditions, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant welcomed a new commanding officer during an official Change of Command Ceremony, held at Middletown, Iowa, May 18.

  • ACC-RI personnel receive acquisition awards

    May 19, 2015

    Four acquisition professionals and one team from Army Contracting Command-Rock Island recently received recognition for awards presented by senior acquisition corps leaders.

  • Army researchers develop cold-spray system, transition to industry

    May 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a novel, hybrid cold-spray system, in collaboration with the South Dakota School of Mines, which is being transitioned throughout the Department of Defense and is anticipated to save millions of dollars in sustainment costs.

  • Arsenal makes an "educated" investment that may take years to payoff

    May 18, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The fact that the Watervliet Arsenal made an investment last week is not news as workers here often see the arrival of new machinery, ongoing work to improve water systems, and repairs to buildings. But this investment is different in that it may take years to payoff. Nevertheless, with more than 200 years in continuous operation, the Arsenal leadership believes it has time on its side given that this investment deals with students who are still in middle school.

  • Ammo management civilians finish training pilot program

    May 18, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Eleven civilian employees working in ammunition management at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant completed a training pilot program offered at Kiamichi Technology Center here, May 11.

  • Key leaders discuss preserving the Industrial Base

    May 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON D.C. -- Army Materiel Command's top leader engaged congressional representatives and staff members May 14, for a candid discussion focused on preserving the country's national security insurance policy.

  • Hon. Shyu on NIE: the Army has benefited tremendously

    May 18, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, Hon. Heidi Shyu, touched down at Fort Bliss, Texas, this past week to obtain Soldier feedback on the systems being evaluated during Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 or NIE.

  • 2 ASC Soldiers inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    May 18, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Kevin Hopson, provost sergeant, and Staff Sgt. Brandi Manuel, watercraft non-commissioned officer in charge, both assigned to U.S. Army Sustainment Command, were inducted into the Rock Island Arsenal Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, May 13.

  • Owning the Environment: Current trajectory in Army visual sensors

    May 15, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Today the military still depends on technological advancements that enable service members to see better in their surroundings, whether day, night or in a degraded visual environment. The Army continues to research, develop and refine sensor and display technologies suitable for the Soldier. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, or CERDEC NVESD, is a Department of Defense lead for sensor development and the DOD and world leader in electro-optic/infrared sensors and EO/IR sensors electronics, said Dr. Donald Reago, CERDEC NVESD director.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • RDECOM showcases support to Soldiers at DoD Lab Day

    May 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON (May 15, 2015) -- The U.S. Army demonstrated how its scientific and engineering efforts enable technological overmatch for Soldiers during the Department of Defense Lab Day at the Pentagon May 14.

  • Army researchers create new chemical test method

    May 14, 2015

    Army researchers recently developed and patented a new test fixture and experimental method, named the Low-volatility Agent Permeation method. Permeation is the penetration of a permeate, in this case a lethal chemical agent, through a solid.

  • Computers harness language translation

    May 13, 2015

    While leading a medical training team in Kabul, Afghanistan, a U.S. Navy commander became frustrated as he faced the challenge of interpreting complex medical information.

  • Marion alum commissions new officers

    May 13, 2015

    MARION, Ala. -- Major General Clark LeMasters returned to his alma mater May 9 to commission 29 Marion Military Institute cadets into the United States Army. Thirty-three years ago he stood in their shoes and repeated the same oath of office. Today, he is the Army Materiel Command's deputy chief of staff for operations.

  • ASC works with National Guard, Army Reserve to move equipment, munitions thousands of miles

    May 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command partnered with the Army National Guard Directorate uniting NG units from six states and elements of the U.S. Army Reserve and Active Army at Military Ocean Terminal -- Sunny Point (MOTSU) to offload equipment and munitions from the Army Motor Vessel, Lt. Col. John U.D. Page. The cargo was then distributed to six Joint Munitions Command (JMC) depots across the United States for storage and maintenance.

  • Army to focus on cyber strategy in tactical environments

    May 11, 2015

    The Army is analyzing cyberspace requirements and outlining potential technical investments based on its Cyber Materiel Development Strategy, released in February 2015.

  • ASC's LOGCAP plays crucial role in fight against Ebola

    May 11, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command's LOGCAP proved its value again in West Africa. This time, the contract-oriented program wasn't supporting a war, but rather contributing to the halt of the largest Ebola epidemic in history.

  • PEO workers receive Army acquisition awards

    May 11, 2015

    The Program Executive Offices for Aviation and Missiles and Space took the opportunity to recognize some of their workforce superstars during the 25th Army Acquisition and Contracting Awards April 28 in Huntsville.

  • Civilian takes reins of fixed wing aircraft product office

    May 11, 2015

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation held its first change of charter in which a Department of the Army civilian assumed responsibility as a centralized selection board civilian product director.

  • Army's top enlisted leader looks to future

    May 8, 2015

    He may not be able to predict the future, but Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey will do his best to guarantee the American Soldier is ready for whatever that future brings.

  • SOCOM recognizes MICC Soldier with annual award

    May 8, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier from Fort Carson, Colorado, has been named the U.S. Special Operations Command Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer for 2014.

  • Miniaturization: Where good ideas, technology meet

    May 7, 2015

    Miniaturization and advances in computing have had an enormous impact on all aspects of life - especially in the realm of digital image and signal processing.

  • Army civilians earn accolades for going above, beyond

    May 7, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Two employees here have been recognized for their service and contributions to Team Tobyhanna. Brian Sompel and John Scott were recently named Tobyhanna Army Depot Employees of the Quarter in the junior and senior categories, respectively, for the first quarter of 2015.

  • Army secretary's civilian aides make first visit

    May 7, 2015

    For the first time, nearly 70 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command and other tenant organizations here May 4 as part of their annual conference.

  • U.S., Saudi leaders review Saudis' aviation buildup

    May 7, 2015

    The Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program held its annual U.S./SANG Aviation Program Management Review April 1-7 in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Security assistance enterprise lauds admin workers

    May 7, 2015

    Personnel from the Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program gathered to recognize the contributions of its administrative assistants April 20 at the Eskan Community Center.

  • Army uses Hollywood technique to test Soldier-equipment interactions

    May 7, 2015

    The Army is using a Vicon-infrared, marker-tracking system to capture performance data of Soldiers using experimental weapons or equipment, John Riedener said.

  • LCAAP receives the Army's first Audio Visual Notification System for production area

    May 7, 2015

    The Lake City Army Ammunition Plant recently completed the successful installation of the Army's first Audio Visual Notification System for use in an ammunition production area.

  • Measured improvement: M777 howitzers saved through slipper pad process

    May 7, 2015

    Until recently, damage to the cradle of a M777 medium, towed howitzer meant the entire gun had to be demilitarized. A pilot program, which ended here in March, proved a theory by government and BAE Systems engineers and changed the prospects for these weapons. They can now be rebuilt with a new cradle.

  • Dugway Proving Ground Provides "Room" to "Boom" for Marines

    May 7, 2015

    About 125 plus members of the 4th LAR maneuvered their Light Armored Vehicle (LAV25) across the sage-covered desert April 18, firing its 25mm chain gun, and 7.62mm machine guns, at targets between 200 and 1,000 yards. Two LAV25s at a time went forward, 100 meters apart, opening fire on a range that goes on for miles across the remote desert of northwestern Utah. For the Marines, it was liberating.

  • Army's senior enlisted leader praises Redstone workforce

    May 7, 2015

    Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey ended a two-day visit to Redstone Arsenal by encouraging and informing enlisted Soldiers in a professional development session at the Overlook here May 7.

  • Coalition provided equipment program helps ensure partner success

    May 6, 2015

    Coalition forces have a theater provided equipment program to ensure they have what is needed for missions thanks to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Coalition Provided Equipment warehouse.

  • Quick response for CENTCOM garners teamwork award

    May 6, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Electronics Worker James Dillon assembles an actuator motor of a Joint Precision Air Drop System (JPADS). The Tobyhanna Army Depot Teamwork Award was presented to a 14-member team for upgrading and delivering more than 40 Modular Autonomous Guidance Units (MAGU) for the JPADS in less than 10 days.

  • Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Advance Planning Briefing for Industry

    May 6, 2015

    The 2015 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Advance Planning Briefing for Industry will be held Aug. 4-6, 2015, in Novi, MI.

  • New light machine gun: M249 put on weight control

    May 6, 2015

    When engineers looked at the heavy, 17.5-pound M249 carried by Soldiers, they decided to put it on a diet and rearrange some of the components. They also came up with a new smart grenade.

  • Researchers create virtual humans

    May 5, 2015

    New research aims to get robots and humans to speak the same language to improve communication in fast-moving and unpredictable situations.