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  • The gift that keeps on giving

    Oct 24, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Farida Durham, Operations Noncommissioned Officer, 404th Army Field Support Brigade, Army Sustainment Command, sorts donated coloring books and crayons for Joint Base Lewis McChord's "Santa's Castle" program Oct. 23 at brigade headquarters.

  • Depot sets stage for future communications systems workload

    Oct 24, 2013

    Tobyhanna is in the final stages of securing a new workload that could bring more than $1 million and 24,000 manhours of work to the depot next fiscal year.

  • Procurement roles defined in ACC training

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-Warren (Anniston) Contracting Office recently conducted three consecutive one-day sessions of Procurement Package Preparation Training for Anniston Army Depot employees. The more than 50 attendees included contracting officer representatives, Acquiline/PR web-authorized users, Advance Acquisition Plan coordinators and others who may be responsible for preparing purchase requests for contracted services, supplies and equipment.

  • Army scientist advances biometrics through UK exchange program

    Oct 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- British and U.S. Army researchers are partnering to enhance biometric and surveillance capabilities as the result of an exchange program between the countries. Dr. Kevin Leonard, a U.S. Army physicist, focused on advancing facial-recognition technologies during his two-year assignment in the United Kingdom.

  • McQuistion takes questions during equipment modernization forum

    Oct 23, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general of Army Materiel Command, took questions from Army personnel, industry and academia during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army Tuesday, Oct. 22.

  • Soldier appreciates work done at Natick

    Oct 23, 2013

    No one understands better than a Soldier what his or her peers need in the field. That's why Sgt. 1st Class Adam Adams has such an appreciation for the work done at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • AMC commander praises Army civilians at AUSA 2013

    Oct 23, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As the leader of an Army organization that is 96 percent civilian, the commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis L. Via, shared his unique perspective at the Association of the United States Army Civilian Professional Development Seminar here Oct. 23.

  • Grandmother, 79, donates personally-made hats to troops

    Oct 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 23, 2013) -- While the war in Iraq ended many months ago and troops in Afghanistan will soon be coming home, the supportive spirit of the American public -- especially for military members serving overseas -- has not diminished.

  • Improvements to Army's new 5.56mm production lines help save government more than $20 million

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies.

  • AMC Commander addresses ROTC Cadets at AUSA 2013

    Oct 22, 2013

    The commander of the Army Materiel Commander addressed future Army officers during the 2013 ROTC Luncheon at the AUSA Annual Meeting here Oct. 21. General Dennis L. Via, who was an ROTC Cadet at Virginia State University 33 years ago, presented awards to the most active ROTC company, the ROTC unit with the best support to the community, and to the largest ROTC company. He also spoke to the cadets about his own experiences, and about their decision to serve as military officers.

  • Army researchers focus on cybersecurity

    Oct 22, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Oct. 22, 2013) -- Army Technology Magazine's latest edition focuses on how Army researchers and scientists are advancing the science of cybersecurity.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Army Small business forum educates contractors

    Oct 22, 2013

    Small business is big business at the Army Materiel Command. That is the messages AMC Commander, Gen. Dennis L. Via delivered to attendees of a Small Business Forum at the annual Association of the United States Army meeting Oct. 22.

  • Watervliet supports Veterans at job fair, finds the most unique reference of all

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Arsenal supported Veterans today at the Albany VA Medical Center's Job Fair. Ian Hart, right, brought what maybe the more interesting of job references to Arsenal Personnel Specialists James Ehman and Jody Roy … an Arsenal history book with his photo on page 168 (page 263 in today's history book).

  • Future uncertain for Ground Combat Vehicle, Armed Aerial Scout

    Oct 22, 2013

    As a result of fiscal "belt tightening, the Ground Combat Vehicle and the Armed Aerial Scout could be delayed, continued or terminated," said the Army's top acquisition professional.

  • Army's first Executive Resilience, Performance Course offered to Army leaders at Belvoir

    Oct 21, 2013

    Fort Belvoir, Va., hosted the Army's first official Executive Resilience and Performance Course for Army leaders, Oct. 17, 2013.

  • Army Releases Operational Energy Video and 8 Power Tips -- LTG Mason to Discuss Initiatives at AUSA

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Army is releasing an Operational Energy training video and 8 Power Tips aimed at encouraging Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield. LTG Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, is releasing both during this week's 2013 Annual Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition. Mason will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 as part of a panel on creating efficiencies and synergies. Live Stream http://www.army.mil/professional/ilw/

  • Red River employee recognized for 51 years of service

    Oct 21, 2013

    In recognition of 51 years of service, RRAD retiree Doyce Martin received a Presidential Letter of Appreciation personally signed by President Barack Obama.

  • Red River earns AMC environmental awards

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command announced recipients of four Environmental Awards and two additional Green Awards for fiscal year 2012. Red River Army Depot was among the award recipients earning the Environmental Quality Award as well as the Green Installation Award.

  • 'Black Jack' support platoon makes sling loading look easy

    Oct 18, 2013

    In a late October evening, a small sling load crew braces themselves atop a cargo cage while an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter hovers above them as they begin to connect the load.

  • Gen. Brehon B. Somervell Medal of Excellence awarded to AMC strategic partner

    Oct 18, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel Command staff principals gathered to honor a senior logistician at U.S. Transportation Command, Oct. 18.

  • Directorates of Logistics now Logistics Readiness Centers

    Oct 18, 2013

    As part of the ongoing reshaping of Directorates of Logistics Army-wide, the Army Materiel Command (AMC) has rebranded DOLs "Logistics Readiness Centers."

  • Army announces Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance to explore underlying cyber science

    Oct 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has established a Collaborative Research Alliance, or CRA, which will include an alliance of ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

  • Military Ocean Terminals play strategic role in defense

    Oct 17, 2013

    On opposite sides of the continent sit two Military Ocean Terminals unassumingly shipping munitions across the globe. With an air of efficiency only achieved after decades of operations, the ports neither hide nor broadcast their operations; they simply accomplish their mission: to safely provide ammunition terminal services to meet the nation's objectives.

  • Army researchers meet need for Marines' assault vehicles

    Oct 16, 2013

    In response to an urgent operational need, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility teamed with the Naval Surface Warfare Center and Marine Corps to develop an Emergency Egress Lighting System for the Marine Corps' Assault Amphibious Vehicle.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness expands resilience training to Army leaders

    Oct 16, 2013

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched its Executive Resilience and Performance Course Armywide, Oct. 16, 2013.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Military cargo booking centralized at SDDC HQs

    Oct 16, 2013

    Beginning Oct. 15, U. S. military cargo movements requiring international commercial ocean liner and multimodal transportation services will be booked through a newly established Centralized Booking Office at the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's headquarters at Scott Air Force Base.

  • Remember to turn it off; October is Energy Action Month

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. While October is Energy Action Month, energy conservation is a year-round Army goal. When it comes to energy conservation on Fort Huachuca, the goal is to become a net zero installation in energy water and waste by 2025.

  • Army announces Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance to explore underlying cyber science

    Oct 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has established a Collaborative Research Alliance,which will include an alliance of ARL, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, academia and industry researchers to explore the basic foundations of cyber science issues in the context of Army networks.

  • Shocking Safety Tips

    Oct 15, 2013

    Electrical safety can mean many different things. It can include protection of outlets in your home to knowing that you can't submerge certain electrically charged items in water. No matter the task, taking appropriate safety measures is important

  • PEO Ammo employee recognized with DoD's first product support management award

    Oct 15, 2013

    A Program Executive Office Ammunition employee was recently awarded a 2013 Secretary of Defense Product Support Management Award. Brian Sharkey was selected as the Major Weapon System (ACAT II and Below) Product Support Manager of the Year in honor of his leadership as the Product Support Manager for Lightweight Mortars.

  • Women of Color magazine honors AMC personnel, family

    Oct 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Women of Color magazine honored two Army Materiel Command employees and one military spouse.

  • ACC welcomes new commanding general

    Oct 11, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Brig. Gen. Theodore "Ted" Harrison accepted command of the Army Contracting Command and Bryan R. Samson accepted responsibility as the acting director of the Expeditionary Contracting Command before more than 200 Soldiers, civilians and guests here.

  • Ribbon-cutting signifies relocation of ACC, ECC headquarters

    Oct 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- In one of her last acts as commanding general of the Army Contracting Command, Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new temporary location of the ACC and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters here Sept. 30.

  • ACC professionals, units earn Army awards for excellence in contracting

    Oct 11, 2013

    Army Contracting Command individuals and units were recognized in nine of the 11 fiscal year 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting categories.

  • Navy enters second year on Picatinny soil

    Oct 10, 2013

    It has been two years since the U.S. Navy officially re-established its presence at Picatinny Arsenal, beginning Sep. 15, 2011. It had been close to 50 years since the Navy relinquished all land and responsibilities back to the U.S. Army in July 1960, before a small three-person team prepared for a "stand-up" here in 2007.

  • Polish scientists, U.S. Army researchers discuss partnerships

    Oct 10, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A group of Polish scientists traveled to U.S. Army research centers Oct. 2-3 to learn about America's expertise in robotics and explore potential partnerships.

  • JMC commander hosts town hall in midst of fiscal uncertainty

    Oct 10, 2013

    Just days after the recall of many furloughed DoD civilians, Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French addresses the Joint Munitions Command workforce

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Marks 36th Anniversary

    Oct 9, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity quietly marked its 36th anniversary of existence since the U.S. Army activity was organized and given the responsibility of all conventional ammunition at what was then-Naval Weapons Support Center, Crane.

  • Arsenal maintains critical international certification

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2008 International Quality Standard. This was the arsenal's sixth consecutive three-year certification since becoming the Army's first installation to achieve ISO recognition in 1998.

  • ACC-RI executive director appointed to SES

    Oct 9, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Looking back at her 32 years of government service during the Senior Executive Service appointment ceremony being held in her honor here in Heritage Hall on Sept. 19, she made it clear that this achievement was not hers alone.

  • Mentor & Protégé Series: Greg Moore and Jake Adrian

    Oct 9, 2013

    Mentor - Greg Moore, Branch D chief, Reachback Division Protégé - Jake Adrian, Branch A chief, Reachback Division

  • Mentor & Protégé Series: Samantha Shultz & Staff Sgt. Krishna Menon

    Oct 9, 2013

    Mentor: Samantha Shultz - contracting officer Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Protégé: Staff Sgt. Krishna Menon, Contingency Contracting NCO

  • Mentor & Protégé Series: Tom Guyer and Maj. Kelley Smith

    Oct 8, 2013

    Mentor: Tom Guyer, chief, Kaiserslautern Military Community Contracting Division, Theater Contracting Center, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Protégé: MAJ Kelley A. Smith, contracting officer, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion (currently deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan)

  • Retired machinist called on to assist Watervliet to manufacture ... stories

    Oct 7, 2013

    Unlike most Watervliet retirees, Bob Rawls didn't fade away. In fact, he has quietly become a very valued and productive worker at the arsenal, albeit without pay. Immediately after Bob retired, he came right back to work in an arsenal machine shop. For his countless hours of dedication toward helping the arsenal tell its story, Bob Rawls truly deserves to be an arsenal Face of Strength.

  • 2014: What's your objective?

    Oct 7, 2013

    We just turned the page on another fiscal year, and preliminary numbers suggest it will be among our Army's best ever for safety. But no matter how fiscal 2013 shakes out, we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the new year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army's annual safety and occupational health objectives, signed in early September by the secretary of the Army and Army chief of staff, provide a sound framework for you to do just that within your formations.

  • Army develops lightweight ballistic protection for aircraft

    Oct 2, 2013

    Army tactics and training are constantly changing to meet the threat on the battlefield, and one such example is the attack helicopter.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • ASC CG holds final town hall of FY 2013

    Sep 27, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command and senior commander, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., held a town hall outlining the command's current status and future Sept. 24.

  • Army, academia develop human-on-a-chip technology

    Sep 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- There was a time when the thought of manufacturing organs in the laboratory was science fiction, but now that science is a reality.

  • Blue Grass Army Depot guard recognized for life saving actions

    Sep 26, 2013

    "I've escorted a lot of trucks into the installation's commercial truck dock," said Davis, "and it's normally a very routine procedure by both me and the drivers. But this night, after the driver disconnected the trailer and pulled forward, the passenger, or second driver, walked in between the tractor and the trailer. That's what caught my eye, because that's not what usually happens at that point."

  • SecArmy visits, touts, challenges Watervliet

    Sep 26, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Watervliet Arsenal today to assess the effect of sequestration on the arsenal's ability to conduct research and design efforts, and manufacturing, in support of howitzers, cannons, and mortars for U.S. Armed Forces and allies.

  • AMC commanding general earns career award

    Sep 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 26, 2013) -- The Army Materiel Command's Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via accepted the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's leading award Wednesday for exceptional career service.

  • Lt. Gen. McQuistion Visits Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Sep 26, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, made her first visit to Crane Army Ammunition Activity Sept. 26, in order to gain a better understanding of the Activity's mission and capabilities.

  • AMC Commander reflects on year in command

    Sep 26, 2013

    A year after the U.S. Army Materiel Command's first change of command on Alabama soil, Gen. Dennis L. Via is building on accomplishments and looking toward the future.

  • Crane Hosts POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

    Sep 24, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity joined with Naval Support Activity Crane, and Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, in hosting its annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Ceremony at the base club Sept. 19.

  • Crane Army Green Belt Reduces Document Nonconformities

    Sep 24, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity recently completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project designed to reduce the number of nonconformities written under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008, Clause 4.2.3, Control of Documents.

  • Congressional support critical in acquisition landscape

    Sep 24, 2013

    Fostering congressional support and understanding of Army acquisition practices and policies is essential in executing appropriated taxpayer funds to support Soldiers and their families.

  • RIA conducts ceremony honoring 7 retirees

    Sep 24, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community said goodbye to seven of its members in a ceremony in Heritage Hall Sept. 19. The retirees leave with a combined 200-plus years of service to the nation.

  • Putting combat rations packaging on a diet

    Sep 23, 2013

    When it comes to combat rations packaging, Lauri Kline would like to put the Defense Department on something of a diet.

  • Exchange program with Australia focuses on U.S. Army's chemical protection

    Sep 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Spending two years immersed in the Australian defense science and technology community provided new perspectives for a U.S. Army engineer. Steve Carrig said his work with the Australian military allowed tremendous access to end users -- Soldiers -- because of the country's smaller size.

  • Gen. Via, of Army Materiel Command, Visits Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

    Sep 20, 2013

    Iowa Army Ammunition Plant welcomes Dennis L. Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command.

  • Accidents compromise mission success

    Sep 20, 2013

    For nearly 12 years, Soldiers and civilians have deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. As units ramp up for deployment, sustain operations and then redeploy, there's an increased potential for accidents to happen.

  • CECOM provides critical quick-react support to Joint Tactical Terminal

    Sep 20, 2013

    Interoperability, or lack thereof, can pose great threats to the warfighters' ability to gather situational awareness and maintain communications to command and control headquarters.

  • Army Materiel Command and Marine Corps Logistics Command collaborate to support joint warfighter

    Sep 20, 2013

    ALBANY, Ga. -- Two experts at keeping military fighting forces supplied and ready exchanged their experiences and ideas earlier this month.

  • AMC kicks off its annual CFC with a charity fair

    Sep 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command kicked off the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign with a Charity Fair and Commanding General Dennis L. Via gave opening remarks during a morning ceremony here, Sept. 20.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • New method uses water, motion to develop delicious military food

    Sep 19, 2013

    One of life's greatest necessities, water, is a key ingredient for the new gentle motion retort used by the Combat Feeding Directorate at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., to develop Meals, Ready-to-Eat and Tray Pack products.

  • AMC Commander visits Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

    Sep 19, 2013

    Middletown, Iowa -- The Iowa Army Ammunition Plant welcomed the Army Materiel Command's Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via on Sept. 18. Only once before has the IAAAP been visited by a four-star general.

  • Watervliet: Where Army manufacturing supports U.S. troop withdrawal

    Sep 18, 2013

    A final shipment of 60mm mortars left the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., this week en route to the Afghanistan National Army and with each crate was a tremendous sense of pride that the arsenal is helping the president to achieve his goal of bringing 34,000 troops home from Afghanistan by 2014.

  • New guided munition sensors are greater than sum of their parts

    Sep 18, 2013

    When preparing to face a more talented opponent, coaches tell their players that the path to victory is pulling together as a team to somehow obtain more than a sum of each player's talents.

  • Natick liaison officer receives Order of Saint Maurice

    Sep 17, 2013

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 17, 2013) -- Fred Dupont recently received the Order of Saint Maurice "Legionnaire" award for his outstanding contribution to the Infantry. Dupont served over 30 years as an Infantryman including serving as an airborne Ranger, continues to serve as an Army civilian supporting Soldiers.

  • AMC civilian becomes 92nd Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Sep 17, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Michael James Pauly, Army Materiel Command employee, became the 92nd Army professional to receive the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification.

  • It's a bird! It's a plane!

    Sep 17, 2013

    It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a bird flying a plane, and there's a bomb in it. This is the history of a crackpot idea...eventually vindicated. -- B.F. Skinner, "Pigeons in a Pelican" It doesn't sound practical or particularly safe, but it was a real program during the Second World War designed to keep pilots out of harms' way yet still deliver a lethal payload. The United States military and world-renowned behaviorist Dr. Burrhus Frederic Skinner collaborated on Project Pelican during WWII and after.

  • MICC analyst bound for leadership program

    Sep 16, 2013

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contract Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has been selected recently for the Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program.

  • Tobyhanna's radar test capability crosses seas, Australian forces train and reset

    Sep 13, 2013

    Australia now benefits from a unique radar test capability at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Eight Australian Defence Force, ADF, communications-electronics technicians spent two weeks here to learn repair and maintenance of a radar system used to track enemy mortar rounds.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Sept. 12, 2013

    Sep 12, 2013

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

  • Reservists bolster USASAC workforce

    Sep 11, 2013

    The USASAC workforce was bolstered recently with the arrival of a team of reservists from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command for their two-week annual training. The seven-member team, led by Lt. Col. Ken Tavares, is part of Army Material Command's Army Reserve Element, based out of Huntsville, Ala.

  • The Smallest Detail

    Sep 10, 2013

    When I began flying Chinooks, a CW4 told me, "There is no such thing as a perfect flight." I understood what he meant, especially after I got some experience under my belt with multiple deployments. Once in the air, things can change -- some for the good and some for the bad. But that's where good planning comes into play. The smallest detail can change the outcome of a flight, which is what happened to me on the ninth month of a deployment in Iraq.

  • Army chemical lab earns top grade in proficiency test

    Sep 9, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Forensic Analytical Center continues to be a pioneer in the area of forensic analysis for monitoring the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as well as analysis of samples associated with possible terrorist attacks or breaches of security.

  • High school interns obtain useful skills before college

    Sep 9, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center recently participated in another successful year of integrating high school students into an internship exchange program.

  • Army researchers seek better airdrops

    Sep 9, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- Among the many testing capabilities housed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Roller Load Test Facility offers the unique ability to simulate the roller and rail systems used in aircraft to deliver cargo airdrops -- all while still on the ground.

  • Bill Colson appointed to Senior Executive Service

    Sep 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Sept. 9, 2013) -- Long-time Army engineer Bill Colson received his appointment to the Senior Executive Service in an August 13, 2013, ceremony and became the director of the newly formed System Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate -- known as S3I -- of the Army Aviation and Missile Research Development Center.

  • Former "Cheers" actor visits Picatinny to learn military manufacturing techniques

    Sep 9, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Actor John Ratzenberger, best known for his iconic role as postal worker Cliff Clavin on the TV show "Cheers," is promoting manufacturing in the U.S. His interest led him to visit Picatinny Arsenal Sept. 4, where he saw first-hand a number of the advanced manufacturing techniques the installation uses to equip the nation's warfighters.

  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • Banian returns to SDDC, assumes command of 595th

    Sep 6, 2013

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Col. Andrew C. Peters transferred his duties as commander of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 595th Transportation Brigade to Col. David Banian during a change of command ceremony at Camp Arifjan Thursday.

  • First female PEO leaves legacy of communications advancements

    Sep 6, 2013

    When N. Lee S. Price joined the Army in 1975 it was rare to see a woman in management in private industry, let alone in the military. As she retires from the service 38 years later, Price departs as a two-star general who delivered troops lifesaving capabilities and paved the way for hundreds of subordinates -- male and female, in and out of uniform -- to succeed.

  • Picatinny Arsenal celebrates 133rd birthday

    Sep 6, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Officials here celebrated the 133rd birthday of Picatinny Arsenal with a cake-cutting ceremony at the post cafeteria Sept. 6, attended by Arsenal employees.

  • TARDEC leaders engage with government, industry, academia partners

    Sep 5, 2013

    The director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center connected with government, industry and academia partners at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, at Warren, Mich.

  • Army Materiel Command's Commanding General visits Tooele Army Depot

    Sep 5, 2013

    TOOELE ARMY DEPOT, Utah - Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), made a second visit to Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) on Aug. 27. Tooele Army Depot Commander Col. Roger McCreery and Deputy to the Commander Gary Carney provided the depot mission overview and updates on TEAD's capabilities and core competencies.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Sept. 5, 2013

    Sep 5, 2013

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

  • Johnson assumes ACC-RI lead, executive director appointed SES rank

    Sep 5, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Army contracting center here is getting a new leader.

  • Army Technology Magazine launches

    Sep 4, 2013

    A new publication featuring science, technology and engineering advances across the U.S. Army is now available.

  • 401st AFSB logisticians complete underbody blast protection upgrades in Afghanistan

    Sep 4, 2013

    After nearly five months of running 24-hour operations, seven days a week, Product Manager Heavy Tactical Vehicles, in partnership with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, installed the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks at Forward Operating Base Shindand.

  • AMC deputy commander tours research facility

    Sep 4, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 30, 2013) -- Leaders from both the Army Materiel Command and the Research Development and Engineering Command toured Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center facilities at Redstone on Aug. 24.

  • ASC inducts second NCO into prestigious club

    Sep 4, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, formally inducted Staff Sgt. Andrew Gregory into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Aug. 28.

  • Latest version of America's Army ready for download

    Sep 3, 2013

    The next version of the America's Army video game was released today and is now available for download.

  • Workload, pace drive deployed contract specialist

    Sep 3, 2013

    The demanding pace of contract operations in a deployed setting is testing the mettle of a Mission and Installation Contracting Command contract specialist from Fort Carson, Colo.

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