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  • 956th Transportation Company makes last load-out at Port of Philadelphia

    Oct 23, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., cased its colors April 2.

  • Flight of three - inbound

    Oct 23, 2008

    A formation flight of three UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Battalion arrive at Patton Army Airfield, October 22, 2008. The aircraft transported a group which included General Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command from Ali Al Salem Airbase to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • X-ray technology tests for lead, tin in electronic systems

    Oct 23, 2008

    An X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer will help make electronic systems repaired at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • New liaison 'face of Tobyhanna' for aviation community

    Oct 23, 2008

    TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs new liaison to the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) took the reins of the Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) office in Huntsville, Ala., about a month ago.

  • Reset cell coordinates repair work, equips warfighter

    Oct 23, 2008

    A unique three-person Reset cell monitors thousands of critically needed systems and components moving in and out of Tobyhanna.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Oct 23, 2008

    The Transmission Systems Branch's 18 employees maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test radio frequency and high voltage components for the Army and Air Force, in support of the Defense Satellite Communication systems (DSCS) and networks. Employees in the branch also provide technical assistance and support to the warfighter through the depot's help line or from the field. They are currently Resetting the AN/TSC-85 Satellite Communication Terminal. The branch is part of the Communications Systems Directorate. Defense Satellite Communication systems provide uninterrupted, secure voice and high data rate communications between major military terminals and national command authorities. Employees work on components and sub-assemblies found on the AN/GSC-39/52/86 and AN/TSC-85/93/94/100 Tactical Satellite Systems. Radio frequency and high voltage components provide power to the systems. System components include high and low voltage power supplies, up/down converters, high-power amplifiers and waveguides. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Bridging the Gap: Wildcards, 601st ROK aviators exchange technical, cultural expertise

    Oct 22, 2008

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation (Air Assault) Regiment, also known as, Wildcards, hosted several members of the Republic of Korea 601st Aviators Battalion Oct. 9 as part of an ongoing officer professional development and exchange program.

  • 956th Transportation Company competes last load-out mission

    Oct 22, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., will close its doors in 2009 as part of Base Realignment and Closure.

  • SLIDESHOW: 10th Combat Aviation Brigade load-out at Port of Philadelphia

    Oct 22, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., cased its colors April 2.

  • Coast Guardsmen presented Army awards for supporting transportation mission

    Oct 22, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ralph Riddle, commander, 832nd Transportation Battalion, awarded eight Army Achievement Medals and one Army Commendation Medal to Coast Guardsmen for their outstanding work in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom sealift operations in a ceremony Oct. 16.

  • AMC organizations reach safety milestones

    Oct 21, 2008

    Two U.S. Army Materiel Command organizations, Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah, and Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Ind., have both achieved tremendous safety records and recognition in the past year.

  • Army launching effort to hire more wounded warriors

    Oct 20, 2008

    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

  • TACOM LCMC Rock Island Contracting Center Graduates Intern Class

    Oct 20, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Aca,!" A contracting training program designed to help TACOM Life Cycle Management command interns learn the basics of Army contracting and acclimate them to their new federal careers held its second graduation ceremony Oct. 9 in the Black Hawk Conference Center here.

  • AMC LSE supports multinational forces in Kosovo

    Oct 17, 2008

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, is a massive military installation that encompasses almost 1,000 acres and serves as headquarters for the U.S. Forces supporting a multinational force to protect Kosovo. The expansive operations require extensive support, and Soldiers in theater know exactly where to go: the U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistics Support Element Combined Forces.

  • MARS operators demonstrate emergency radio capabilities to HQAMC

    Oct 17, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - While the internet, cell phones, palm computers and 'all things digital' appear to be at the center of emergency communications planning, a group of amateur radio operators recently demonstrated techniques to keep emergency messages flowing without all the modern tools to which we have all become accustomed.

  • Letterkenny, Raytheon sign Patriot partnership agreement

    Oct 17, 2008

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Letterkenny Army Depot and Raytheon Company recently signed a partnership agreement for continuing modernization of Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems Oct. 10.

  • AMSAA marks 40th anniversary

    Oct 17, 2008

    Army's single source for certified performance data

  • MRAP Test Team wins top Army acquisition award

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Anniston reaches milestone in upgrade of new M1 variant

    Oct 17, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Workers here assembled the first vehicle Oct. 6 in a new overhaul and upgrade program that began this summer with partner General Dynamics Land Systems.

  • Anniston Army Depot breaks ground on Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Oct 17, 2008

    Officials turned the soil for construction of a new $26 million Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Oct. 15 at Anniston Army Depot.

  • Specialized train team calls

    Oct 16, 2008

    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky. --Many have heard the legend of John Henry, the steel driver who was immortalized in the song by Johnny Cash, but few realize the Army has its own steel-driving team, the 1151st Transportation Railway Operating Company.

  • Holston Army Ammunition Plant is modernizing for the better

    Oct 16, 2008

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- At a time when the U.S. Armed Forces are deployed throughout the world, Holston Army Ammunition Plant is modernizing its facilities to produce newer, safer products for those protecting our freedom while providing a reliable source of explosives for numerous weapon systems.

  • Joint Munitions Command's Defense Ammunition Center liaison officer has had storied career for

    Oct 16, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- If you never thought television could influence a person, think again. The 1960s program "Sea Hunt" was just what a farm boy from Sibley, Iowa needed to become a diver.

  • RDECOM Participates in HENAAC's 9th Annual College Bowl

    Oct 16, 2008

    HOUSTON Aca,!" AmericaAca,!a,,cs future Hispanic scientists and engineers were welcomed to HENAACAca,!a,,cs 9th Annual College Bowl in Houston Oct. 10, as part of HENAACAca,!a,,cs 20th Anniversary Conference. Students from across the country participated in the high-energy event to compete for scholarships and sharpen their professional skills before entering the technology industry.

  • RDECOM and HENAAC Join Forces for a Diverse Engineering Future

    Oct 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and HENAAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding Oct. 11, during a ceremony as part of the HENAAC 20th Anniversary Conference.

  • Higher Headquarters Hits Ground Running

    Oct 16, 2008

    In the Army, materiel is more than just a different way of spelling. It is a different way of thinking about all the things Soldiers need to fulfill their mission. The organization that works hard to manage all of those things is in the process of moving to Redstone. The parts that have already made the move are hard at work. Aca,!A"We have a number of functions here now,Aca,!A? Ron Lewis, Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs deputy director for G-3/5 enterprise integration, said. Aca,!A"A lot of work is really being accomplished here out of Redstone. WeAca,!a,,cre performing a lot of missions right here, right now.Aca,!A? Created in 1962, the way Army Materiel Command does business has changed over the years, but the job at its most basic has not. It is still about the needs of every Soldier.

  • Program Executive Offices have Winning Weekend

    Oct 16, 2008

    Praising the acquisition community for Aca,!A"redefining expeditionaryAca,!A? to support the war fighter, Dean Popps, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, kicked off the evening with some words of wisdom and encouragement at the 2008 Army Acquisition Corps annual awards ceremony Oct. 5. Aca,!A"This is a celebration of the successes of the more than 42,000 work force whose responsibilities are to equip and sustain a very capable and respected United States Army,Aca,!A? he said.

  • Airspace Synchronization Team Wins Top Honor

    Oct 16, 2008

    When Jim Kelton was a young captain in the 1980s with the 82nd Airborne Division, it took a long time to review the hundreds of pages from the hard copy Airspace Control Order. One of KeltonAca,!a,,cs tasks was to decipher the airspace volumes that were relevant to the 82nd Airborne in order to create a map of their planned airspace usage that keep Soldiers safe. Now, as assistant product manager of the Tactical Airspace Integration System working in the Program Executive Office for Aviation, Kelton and his TAIS team can be proud of the significant improvements they have done to make the process simpler, quicker, more accurate and most importantly, safer for Soldiers. For providing better situational awareness and a more orderly airspace by making the process automated, seamless and cost effective, the 2008 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award was given Sept. 30 to Team TAIS at the Aerospace Industries AssociationAca,!a,,cs Fall Product Support Conference at Hilton Head, S.C.

  • Another Big Year for Association's Local Chapter

    Oct 16, 2008

    Redstone-Huntsville Chapter is simply the best in the Association of the U.S. Army for the fifth consecutive year. With heads held high as they walked to the stage, the leaders of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army, proudly accepted the banner for Best Overall Chapter, an unprecedented accomplishment, at the 2008 AUSA annual meeting and exposition in Washington on Oct. 6-8.

  • Shingo Prize

    Oct 16, 2008

    Six Army Materiel Command programs earn the Shingo Prize.

  • Community members pledge support to New Jersey military families

    Oct 16, 2008

    Morris County community leaders joined military representatives from Picatinny and the New Jersey National Guard to pledge their support to uniformed personnel and their families by signing the Army Community Covenant at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway Oct. 10.

  • Redstone Runners Repeat Winners

    Oct 15, 2008

    Perfect weather, perfect race, perfect team. Defending its title in the government agency category, Redstone Team One took first place for the second year in a row in the 24th annual Army Ten-Miler running race in Washington, D.C. Sunday. It was first of 22 government agency teams and seventh of 507 teams overall.

  • Commands garner Shingo, process-improvement awards

    Oct 14, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command claimed six Shingo Prizes in 2008 and other commands received a variety of process-improvement awards at the Pentagon Friday.

  • RDECOM CG recognizes outstanding ARDEC employees

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The commander of the Research Development and Engineering Command was on site Oct. 3 for briefings and tours of Picatinny facilities and capabilities, as well as to recognize Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees for their exceptional work.

  • Community softball season concludes with Stealer victory

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The Stealers are this yearAca,!a,,cs Picatinny Softball League champions. In early September, the Stealers swept the Ball Busters in the best two-out-of-three final series.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Charity

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Once again, it is time for the annual Combined Federal Campaign here at Picatinny and elsewhere. Generosity is not a new phenomenon at Picatinny.

  • Picatinny golf champs

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The Picatinny Stealers won the 2008 Picatinny Golf League Championship.

  • Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign Kicks Off with Workplace Olympics

    Oct 14, 2008

    Amid relay races and cheering fans, the Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign kicked off the regionAca,!a,,cs 2008 campaign during its Workplace Olympics held in a packed Rock Island Arsenal Fitness Center Oct. 1.

  • Picatinny hosts haunted house Oct. 18, 24, 25

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- PicatinnyAca,!a,,cs annual Haunted House will open its doors to the public for the 2008 Halloween season on Oct. 18, 24 and 25.

  • Federal Executive Board honors 2 Picatinny employees

    Oct 14, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The Federal Executive Board of Metropolitan Northern New Jersey recognized two Picatinny employees during the organizationAca,!a,,cs annual awards recognition program in West Orange Oct. 2.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC named Army's top large lab for 2008

    Oct 10, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center here was recognized as the No. 1 large-development laboratory in the Army for 2008 during the Army Acquisition Corps annual awards ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 5.

  • After 4 decades of service, Serao says good-bye to Picatinny

    Oct 10, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Enterprise and Systems Integration Center parted ways with its executive director in a retirement ceremony here Oct. 2.

  • New manual to cover training for full spectrum

    Oct 9, 2008

    The new FM 7.0 will be fielded in about six weeks and Aca,!A"prescribes the fundamental changes in how we are training our Army for full-spectrum operations,Aca,!A? said Brig. Gen. Robert Abrams, deputy commander for training at the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • Using the government travel card correctly

    Oct 9, 2008

    Do's and don'ts when using government travel card

  • Ready Army: Preparedness is a year-round effort

    Oct 9, 2008

    Preparing is a year round task

  • Watervliet Arsenal: When Good Isn't Good Enough

    Oct 9, 2008

    What started off as a serious logistical challenge at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal one year ago, has turned into a $2 million windfall for the Department of Defense.

  • Army would be lost without civilians, says Under Secretary

    Oct 9, 2008

    The civilian workforce is integral to the future of the Army, the Under Secretary of the Army said Wednesday during the Army Civilian Luncheon at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting.

  • First shipment from Amedee Army Airfield since expansion

    Oct 8, 2008

    Six FSSP modules were loaded aboard six C-17 Globemaster III's at Amedee Army Airfield located on Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, Calif.

  • Base Realignment Brings Physician Issues to Light

    Oct 8, 2008

    Base Realignment and Closure activities occurring at Redstone Arsenal mean more than new buildings, additional Army civilian employees and a growing North Alabama community. They also mean new services throughout Huntsville and the surrounding area as local leaders work to make North Alabama more attractive to potential transferees. And that can only mean good things for current local residents as improvements also better their quality of life. This is most evident in one area that the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee has addressed during the past year. In November 2007, the committee learned that Army Materiel Command transferees were concerned about the perceived inability to locate available physicians in Huntsville. Aca,!A"What we are trying to do is if we hear of an issue for transferees we try to resolve it,Aca,!A? said Joe Ritch, chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee. Aca,!A"We were hearing multiple stories from multiple groups of transferees having trouble with finding physicians.Aca,!A?

  • Software Engineering Expansion Gives Soldiers Boost

    Oct 8, 2008

    Software engineering and development that help Soldiers train to fight with more lethality just got bigger and better. More than 100 people celebrated the expansion of the new 78,800 square foot Software Engineering Directorate building during a ribbon cutting Sept. 29. The annex was started in September 2006 and completed in July this year, with another building on the way. The new $19.6 million facility will expand the ArmyAca,!a,,cs capability to support aviation, unmanned air vehicles, and missile system projects, as well as provide a platform to conduct testing and development in all levels of the Army weapons systems life cycle. What SED gives to the Soldier is the guts, said Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Comfort for widows of Soldiers

    Oct 8, 2008

    On Tuesday mornings, a group of women gather at the Bicentennial Chapel to discuss their lives Aca,!" the blessings, the struggles, the surprises, the disappointments -- that come with being a member of a select group of Army wives. These women have endured a loss that bonds them to each other forever Aca,!" the loss of their husbands to war.

  • AMSAA Celebrates 40 years of Service to the Nation

    Oct 8, 2008

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Aca,!" For more than 40 years the ArmyAca,!a,,cs senior leaders have turned to the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity here to get the hard numbers and clear analysis they need to guide the Army. AMSAA celebrated its anniversary Oct. 2, but that ceremony was of many observances the organization held this year to mark the service it began at the height of the Vietnam Conflict.

  • COMSEC Reset mission exceeds 100,000 items

    Oct 8, 2008

    Employees in Tobyhanna Army Depot's COMSEC Division have Reset over 100,000 communication items since 2004.

  • Maverick missile system work increasing

    Oct 8, 2008

    Technicians will see their mission to overhaul, repair and test Maverick missile guidance and control systems (GCS) grow from about 300 to more than 700 per year.

  • RRAD breaks ground on Sustainment Center

    Oct 8, 2008

    RRAD breaks ground for Maneuver Systems Sustainment Center with ceremony

  • Red River awards 53 apprentice diplomas to graduates

    Oct 8, 2008

    RRAD graduates 53 apprentices

  • AMC to showcase improvements in logistics and acquisition at AUSA annual meeting

    Oct 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase a wide variety of advancements and emerging technologies in logistics and acquisition at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 6-8.

  • U.S. Army South observes partner nations' independence celebrations

    Oct 6, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" U.S. Army South observed BrazilAca,!a,,cs and ChileAca,!a,,cs respective independence days and ChileAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces Day during a ceremony at U.S. Army South headquarters Sept. 12.

  • U.S. Army South Chaplain rallies Salvadoran religious leaders: Discusses disaster response initiativ

    Oct 6, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El SalvadorAca,!" Laughter erupted throughout a hotel conference room near Comalapa Air Base, El Salvador as U.S. and Salvadoran Army officials, meeting with local religious leaders for a conference, enjoyed a light moment.

  • HEEL Transfer System to aid mustard agent disposal process

    Oct 6, 2008

    DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, STOCKTON, UT - Workers at the U.S. Army's Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility today began using the new Heel Transfer System process to help remove solidified mustard agent residue in bulk containers at Deseret Chemical Depot.

  • Fort Rucker's Army 10-Mile team takes top spot second year in a row

    Oct 6, 2008

    Fort Rucker's 10-Miler team takes first place honors again this year in the Open Mixed Team category.

  • PERSEVERE - Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 6, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. - There were at least 26,000 motivations for running in the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 24th annual Aca,!A"Ten MilerAca,!A? here Saturday.

  • FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

    Oct 6, 2008

    FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

  • After 4 decades of service, Serao says good-bye to civil service at Picatinny

    Oct 6, 2008

    Patrick A. Serao, a member of the Senior Executive Service and executive director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Enterprise and Systems Integration Center retired Oct. 2 at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2008

    Oct 6, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Phase 1 contracts awarded for Excalibur Ib projectile

    Oct 3, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command Acquisition Center here awarded the initial contracts totaling $20.7 million to begin the Excalibur Increment Ib effort today.

  • Army mobilizes to increase Burrowing Owl habitat in Oregon

    Oct 3, 2008

    Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore. Aca,!" While the U.S. Army Umatilla Chemical Depot is best known for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and its mission to dispose of deadly chemical weapons, life of a different kind thrives in other areas of the depot.

  • Depot loaning Civil War artifacts to Battle of Richmond Visitors Center

    Oct 2, 2008

    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Richmond, Ky. - The Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Ky., has its own Indiana Jones, and because of his efforts and work with the Historic Properties Director of Madison County, Ky., the public will soon be able to enjoy some of the treasures he has unearthed.

  • Former Army property becomes a Civil War Interpretive Center

    Oct 2, 2008

    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Richmond, Ky. - Many people may not realize a battle involving the death and injury of more than 1,300 Americans was fought on the Blue Grass Army Depot property in Richmond, Ky.

  • Redstone Receives City Environmental Award

    Oct 2, 2008

    The Garrison has been honored by the city of Huntsville for its environmental efforts. The Garrison was among the recipients of 2008 Air Pollution Control Achievement Awards presented Sept. 24 at the city council chambers. John Callahan, deputy chairman of the cityAca,!a,,cs air pollution control board, presented the plaque to Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli. Aca,!A"Again it shows the environmental consciousness that the Garrison has for Redstone Arsenal, and working to help protect the environment of the whole community,Aca,!A? Terry Hazle, chief of environmental management division in the GarrisonAca,!a,,cs Directorate of Public Works, said.

  • Army mobilizes to increase Burrowing Owl habitat in Oregon

    Oct 2, 2008

    While the U.S. Army Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) is best known for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) and its mission to dispose of deadly chemical weapons, life of a different kind thrives in other areas of the depot.

  • Army going green with fuel use

    Oct 2, 2008

    The recent gasoline shortage delayed some fuel deliveries but didnAca,!a,,ct affect operations everywhere in the Army. The Defense Energy Support Center is the executive agent for fuel and they are dedicated to reducing fuel usage across the Army.

  • Lean Six Sigma to Improve Management of Sustainment Funds

    Oct 2, 2008

    In these days of dwindling budget cuts and reduced funding, all Army organizations are taking a closer look at how best to manage their budgets and stretch their dollars in order to enable them to provide the best support to our Soldiers.

  • RDECOM Engineer Awarded Two Patents for New Grenade Ammunition Designs

    Oct 2, 2008

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued an Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employee two patent approvals for new designs to be incorporated into the ammunition belt for the MK 19 grenade machine gun. ARDEC is a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Redstone MWR cafeteria manager saves a life

    Oct 2, 2008

    Cafeteria worker save a life.

  • Installation Supports War on Terrorism: Picatinny Technology Combats Heat-Seeking Missiles

    Oct 2, 2008

    In the past several years, the proliferation of low-cost heat-seeking missiles has become a threat to United States military operations. As these weapons become more accessible to terrorist groups and third-world nations they become the weapon of choice for attacking Army helicopters.

  • Local Students Join CERDEC Employees for End-of-Summer Science Celebration

    Oct 2, 2008

    Fort MonmouthAca,!a,,cs Gibbs Hall buzzed with excitement as the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted its 14th Annual Outreach Closing ceremony, marking the end of summer 2008.

  • CERDEC Conducts Largest Future Force C4ISR & Networking Technology Demonstration to Date

    Oct 2, 2008

    The U.S. Army showcased more than 100 new and current technologies tested in the largest integrated exercise of its kind at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • ARL Encourages Young Minds at the Summer Student Research Symposium

    Oct 2, 2008

    Ten college students working as summer interns at Army Research Laboratory recently earned awards including cash and valuable additions to their budding resumes by writing and presenting scientific papers at the ArmyAca,!a,,cs premier research laboratory here.

  • RDECOM Inventors Patent Multi-channel Technology with Wide Array of Uses

    Oct 2, 2008

    Two employees here recently developed a patented technology with potential uses in radar, sonar, imaging, satellites, global positioning systems, communications devices, and wireless communications, according to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Anniston Ammo welcomes new commander, hosts JMC CG

    Oct 2, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Lt. Col. Duncan MacMullen assumed command of Anniston Defense Munitions Center in a ceremony here Sept. 25.

  • Safety First: Spotlight on PBA's reduction of injuries, workers compensation claims

    Oct 2, 2008

    Ensuring dominant land force capability for Soldiers, the United States and our allies, is all part of a dayAca,!a,,cs work for the many men and women of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • "Best Warrior" After Dark

    Oct 2, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, Army Materiel Command, plots waypoints during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Tactical Tracking System Deploys for Stateside Use

    Oct 2, 2008

    A satellite-based system for tracking friendly forces in war has now been used in domestic missions. Blue Force Tracking-Aviation served since July to support National Guard units battling wildfires in California and Nevada and to support units providing security at the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

  • Checking the Grid

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon, Army Materiel Command, checks the grid coordinates en route to a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • On the Road to "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon makes his way to another point in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Freedom of Information Act

    Oct 1, 2008

  • Test Time

    Oct 1, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, U.S. Army Materiel Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • SDDC commanding general confirmed for second star

    Oct 1, 2008

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Brig. Gen. James L. Hodge, commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), for promotion to the grade of major general Oct. 2.

  • Pushing to be the Best

    Oct 1, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, U.S. Army Materiel Command, is in control of his push-up count in the Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • First LOGCAP IV performance task order awarded

    Sep 30, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC) awarded the first performance task order under LOGCAP IV to Fluor Intercontinental, Inc., of Greenville, S.C. on September 25, 2008. This task order will provide essential logistics support services in Afghanistan to U.S. and coalition personnel in the field.

  • ANCDF passes demilitarization 50 percent milestone

    Sep 30, 2008

    The team of Anniston Chemical Activity and Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility employees achieved another significant milestone Saturday. Working together, the team has now safely demilitarized more than 50 percent of the chemical munitions stored here.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Crane Army and Navy hosts POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

    Sep 30, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity joined with Naval Support Activity Crane, and Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, in hosting the annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Ceremony here Sept. 18.

  • Making a Good Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, smiles as his sponsor makes an adjustment to his uniform prior to the board apperance Sept. 29 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Beaming with Confidence

    Sep 29, 2008

    A confident Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, US Army Forces Command exits the Soldier of the Year Board Event Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, VA.

  • Preparing for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, straightens the pockets on his Class A jacket before entering the Soldier of the Year Board Event on Sept. 29, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Dressed for Success

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eighth Army's Soldier of the Year, double checks his Class A uniform before his board appearance Sept. 29 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Crane Army participates in Pandemic Flu Exercise

    Sep 29, 2008

    Representatives from Crane Army Ammunition Activity participated in a Navy hosted one-day, pandemic influenza planning exercise here Sept. 10, along with members from the Navy and the local community.

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