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  • 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.

  • 'Heroes don't rape': Speaker addresses need for cultural change

    Aug 30, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Eradicating sexual harassment and assault is something Gen. Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, has said is the number one mission for the Army. Russell Strand is leading the charge by training Soldiers, civilians, and some of the most senior officers in the Army, including those at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Mission, Installation Contracting Command saves Army more than $750 million

    Aug 29, 2013

    Officials at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command have surpassed a goal of saving the Army $750 million in acquisitions more than two months ahead of schedule.

  • On the cutting edge

    Aug 29, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot boasts a highly trained workforce and numerous state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. One area where these assets are showcased is the Manufacturing Division. There, the men and women of ANAD's workforce create parts for nearly every combat vehicle family overhauled or repaired on the installation. From turret components for the Assault Breacher Vehicle to mine route clearance equipment capable of being attached to a variety of vehicles or parts for a M1 Abrams tank, employees have the expertise and equipment to tackle the task. And new equipment is making the job quicker and easier.

  • Armed Services Committee tours ANAD

    Aug 29, 2013

    Bruce Hock, Senate Armed Services Committee professional staff member, and Lt. Col. John Bryant, the Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison, visited Anniston Army Depot Aug. 28.

  • Clark earns medal for service during deployment

    Aug 29, 2013

    John Clark, a depot small arms repairer, was recently awarded the Non-Article 5 North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal for his service while deployed as a civilian to Afghanistan.

  • AMC Commander sends Labor Day safety message to workforce

    Aug 29, 2013

    Army Materiel Command commander, Gen. Dennis L. Via, sends a Labor Day safety message to the nearly 70,000-strong AMC workforce.

  • ANAD trains for National Preparedness Month

    Aug 29, 2013

    Emergencies are not planned. They happen unexpectedly and often leave people, and communities feeling helpless. September is National Preparedness Month and Anniston Army Depot is again taking steps to be prepared by informing the installation of all-hazard emergencies (natural and man-made) at home, work, and throughout their community.

  • Senator's staff visits CASCOM, discusses SHARP initiatives

    Aug 29, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command welcomed Tommy Ross, senior intelligence and defense advisor to Sen. Harry Reid, for a tour of the command and Fort Lee Aug. 27. Ross and his team of staffers came to the Home of Sustainment to learn about the command's Sexual Harassment, Assault and Response Program and current training initiatives.

  • 402nd AFSB conducts 4 changes of command

    Aug 29, 2013

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and its three battalions all have new leadership in a grand slam of changes of command this summer in Southwest Asia.

  • Watervliet's $4.3M contract may lighten the load for Infantrymen

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army signaled its approval of a new experimental 60 mm mortar baseplate for its infantry by awarding a $4.3 million contract to the Watervliet Arsenal to manufacture more than 600 of the newly designed baseplates, an arsenal program manager announced this week. Edward Davis, the arsenal's program manager for the 60 mm mortar system, said this experimental baseplate, the M8E1, was recently approved for full production by the Army and the contract is valued at $4.3 million.

  • Army's manufacturing improvements yield lighter body armor

    Aug 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 28, 2013) -- Soldiers facing rugged terrain and extreme temperatures are continually searching for ways to reduce the weight of their gear.

  • Bustos encourages women to get out of 'comfort zone' during RIA equality observance

    Aug 28, 2013

    Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos was the guest speaker at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., for the Island's Women's Equality Day Observance Aug. 27.

  • ISEC provides technical support for 82nd Airborne Division's new headquarters at Fort Bragg

    Aug 28, 2013

    Fort Bragg, N.C. -- The U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command's Information Systems Engineering Command is providing technical assistance in support of audio and visual information systems at the 82nd Airborne Division's new headquarters facility at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • ACC increases capability, activates contracting battalion

    Aug 28, 2013

    Army Contracting Command added more capability to its contracting arsenal with the activation of the 926th Contingency Contracting Battalion.

  • Watervliet Arsenal resorts to 'horsepower' to motivate, to send a message

    Aug 27, 2013

    The sounds of horse hoofs clip-clopping across the Arsenal's parade area that borders the last vestiges of the Erie Canal wall brought a sense of nostalgia to some this past week. After all, the 1830s-era horse stables are still in use at the historic Watervliet Arsenal, albeit, for another use today. But when today's military ride on track and high-speed wheeled vehicles, why on earth would the arsenal bring back horses?

  • It took 90k hours of experience to become an Arsenal Face of Strength

    Aug 27, 2013

    Oh 1972, was such a good year. The Miami Dolphins had an undefeated season; Eugene Cernan became the last person to walk on the moon; U.S. troop levels in South Vietnam fell below 30,000; and Bob Tilley entered the arsenal apprentice program. Now, after a remarkable 41-plus-year career supporting our nation's warfighters, Bob is retiring. Bob is part of the retirement-age bubble that has hovered around 35-40 percent of the workforce for many years. Nearly 200 of today's arsenal employees are eligible to retire within the next two years.

  • CCAD Delivers Backpacks to Elementary School Students

    Aug 27, 2013

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) delivered "One School, One Goal, Drug and Bully Free" backpacks to George Evans Elementary School students (grades K-5) as part of the Army's Red Ribbon Campaign, Monday, August 26. The giveaway is part of the Army's Red Ribbon Campaign -- an effort to promote drug-use prevention and a bully-free school environment to at-risk students.

  • Foreign partner training adapts to real situation

    Aug 27, 2013

    Training foreign militaries in their own countries requires adjustments and flexibility, which USASATMO Soldiers demonstrated when real-time events along the Burkina Faso border with Mali changed during the seven-week instruction period.

  • Army stresses creativity, STEM not an either/or choice

    Aug 27, 2013

    The closing ceremony for the 2013 Math and Science Summer Camp signaled more than just the end of summer; it marked 19 years of Army support for educational outreach in science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM.

  • Contracting office springs into action

    Aug 27, 2013

    When a water pipe burst and destroyed an area of the Installation Management Command Fort Riley, Kansas, garrison headquarters Aug. 19, Soldiers and civilians turned to members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting office for help.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • Team Tobyhanna streamlines Nett Warrior fielding process

    Aug 26, 2013

    Several shops at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., are supporting the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior system that provides warfighters secure and mobile voice, video and data communications capabilities.

  • On the Job at Tobyhanna

    Aug 26, 2013

  • On the Job at Tobyhanna

    Aug 26, 2013

  • On the Job at Tobyhanna

    Aug 26, 2013

  • Busy construction season an investment in depot's future

    Aug 26, 2013

    This fiscal year, Tobyhanna Army Depot has invested $34 million in nearly two dozen renovation, new construction and upgrade projects.

  • APG recognizes outstanding women in the workplace

    Aug 26, 2013

    Team APG recognized the significant contributions of women in the workplace during the 29th annual Women's Equality Day Celebration Awards Program Aug. 22.

  • FSRs learn job skills

    Aug 26, 2013

    A Tactical Operations Center (TOC) setup is used to teach Field Service Representatives (FSR) the complexities of their job during an 18-week in-residence training course taught at Tobyhanna.

  • Picatinny employee heads to World Powerlifting Championship

    Aug 26, 2013

    Next month, Picatinny employee John Corsello will test his mettle against some of the world's most seasoned weightlifters at the 2013 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Masters World Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla.

  • Depot connects the world with language labs

    Aug 26, 2013

    Highly skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot specialists trek through some of the globe's most extreme environments to provide the means for foreign military forces to learn the English language.

  • Picatinny employee heads to World Powerlifting Championship

    Aug 26, 2013

    Picatinny employee John Corsello will test his mettle against some of the world's most seasoned weightlifters at the 2013 International Powerlifting Federation Masters World Powerlifting Championship in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 23-29.

  • DLA leadership receives briefings on ASC, other RIA commands

    Aug 26, 2013

    D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, briefed Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek, director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug. 26 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • 'First in Support' CG hosts town hall, discusses cutbacks, mission, future

    Aug 23, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, hosted a town hall for Department of the Army Civilians and local national employees at the Galaxy Theater on Vogelweh Military Complex Aug. 21.

  • AMC Commander reflects on 'State of AMC'

    Aug 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Materiel Command's Commanding General, Gen. Dennis L. Via, reflects on his first year in command, current initiatives and efforts, and the future of AMC.

  • Senator's staff visits CASCOM, views training, facilities

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command welcomed Mark Brunner, senior advisor to Sen. Mark Warner, for a tour of the command and Fort Lee Aug. 21. Brunner was interested in the command's Sexual Harassment, Assault and Response Program as well as the impacts from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiative that provided CASCOM with state-of-the-art training facilities.

  • USAASC announces July MOS 51C reclassification board results

    Aug 23, 2013

    A total of 36 candidates were selected for reclassification as a result of the 51C Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) reclassification board held July 30-31, 2013 at Fort Belvoir, Va. The final board for the fiscal year was convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) and administered by the 51C Proponent Office. The primary mission for 51C NCOs is to deploy as contingency contracting officers and serve as members of the early entry module contingency contracting team. When not deployed, selected NCOs will serve as contingency contracting officers in support of a headquarters, principal assistant responsible for contracting, contracting support brigades, contingency contracting battalions, and/or installation contracting offices for training and mission support.

  • Tobyhanna names Navy combat veteran Warfighter of Quarter

    Aug 23, 2013

    A Navy reservist has earned Tobyhanna Army Depot's Warfighter of the Quarter Award. The award recognizes military personnel for outstanding service.

  • Army Materiel Command selects "Best Warrior"

    Aug 23, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command announced the best noncommissioned officer (NCO) and Soldier to represent the command at the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition in October at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Hard work leaves lasting impact on personnel, mission

    Aug 22, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot employees who excel at making a difference in the lives of others were recognized during an award ceremony recently.

  • Idea to minimize expenses earns quarterly award

    Aug 22, 2013

  • Picatinny to remove tons of toxins from lethal rounds

    Aug 22, 2013

    The Pyrotechnics Division of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., is developing an alternate formula for certain armor-piercing incendiary projectiles that is friendlier to the environment than the chemicals currently being used.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Aug. 22, 2013

    Aug 22, 2013

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

  • ACC headquarters to host dining out, celebrate 5th anniversary

    Aug 22, 2013

    Army Contracting Command will celebrate its fifth anniversary with a formal dining out at the Summit on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Oct. 2.

  • ACC-NCR employee ends job search, discovers Alabama sunshine

    Aug 22, 2013

    All it took for Amy Mariano to accept her position at the Army Contracting Command headquarters was a few long drives and support from her husband.

  • ACC/ECC headquarters' move like giant puzzle

    Aug 22, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Moving the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters staffs to their new temporary home is like putting together a giant puzzle, according to relocation planners.

  • CECOM Jumps to support military and civil authorities

    Aug 21, 2013

    Joint Unified Multi-capable Protection System provides situational awareness and delivers command and control capability

  • High school graduate gets personal tour of Picatinny labs

    Aug 21, 2013

    One lucky high school graduate was given the singular opportunity to have a personal guided tour of Picatinny Arsenal's laboratories, August 20.

  • Army employee receives recognition in DOL program to help Alaskan flood victims

    Aug 21, 2013

    A Fort Greely, Alaska, Army Directorate of Logistics employee received recognition for her work in aiding local people with Army furniture after flooding destroyed many homes and their contents this spring.

  • ACC Small Business Workshop Aug. 29

    Aug 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Program will hold a workshop Aug. 29 at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Keeping vehicles ammo free

    Aug 20, 2013

    Sgt. Nho Thatch briefs Marine Sgt. Maj. James Booker, senior enlisted leader for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, on a camera used to inspect vehicles for ammunition during the Ammo Abatement process.

  • CERDEC NCO competes in AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 19, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- A Noncommissioned Officer from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is representing the command in the Army Materiel Command Best Warrior Competition, Aug. 19-22.

  • Army Reserve unit turns to different source for training

    Aug 19, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., is known as a premier bomb and warhead loading facility, but for one Army Reserve unit that recently completed its annual training here, it's simply the 'Center of Excellence' for ammunition.

  • Training, modernization focus of congressional visit

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Paul Terry, House Appropriations Committee professional staff member, Aug. 15, for an up-close look at training and professional development initiatives.

  • 401st AFSB welcomes new command sergeant major

    Aug 18, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Odoms assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted adviser from Command Sgt. Maj. Charlie Chavez during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 15 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • CECOM Commander presides over CTSF Director promotion to colonel

    Aug 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, presided over the promotion to colonel of the recently-appoint director of the Central Technical Support Facility here Aug. 12.

  • Army Research Lab, Purdue explore 3-D printing to fix deployed equipment, cut maintenance costs

    Aug 13, 2013

    New technology being developed by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Purdue University will soon help just about any Soldier deployed in far-off locations to immediately spot and fix damaged aircraft and ground vehicle parts.

  • Picatinny employee hops into Guinness Book of World Records

    Aug 13, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - After more than three years of training and recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, Joseph Scavone Jr., officially and literally hopped into the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest mile hopped on one foot. Scavone, 30, set the record little more than a year ago while attempting to break the previous record of 27 minutes and 51 seconds, held by Ashrita Furman. Scavone is a Picatinny Arsenal heavy truck driver with Chugach Industries, the installation's general contractor.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Arter E. Sweatman

    Aug 13, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Arter E. Sweatman reclassified from preventive medicine into the acquisition, logistics and technology career field and reported to the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., in May 2013 as a contract specialist. Since his arrival at ACC-APG, he's been promoted to staff sergeant and assigned to the Tenant/Garrison Division.

  • Tooele's Ammunition Test Site performs cryofracture and treatment study

    Aug 13, 2013

    A Cryobath container full of liquid nitrogen and cryopress test fixture are being used for the freezing and crushing of Department of Defense munitions. Sub munitions, M74 antipersonnel, M75 anti tank mines, and MK118 rockeye bomblets that have been identified to be part of the feasibility study to cryofracture the sub munitions and incinerate them in the Ammunition Testing Facility, APE 1236M2 Deactivation Furnace located at Tooele Army Depot (TEAD).

  • CECOM FIRST RESPONDERS PROVIDE POST PRODUCTION SOFTWARE FIELD SUPPORT

    Aug 13, 2013

    When the software for C4ISR systems need a life line in the field, the Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center provides the technical assistance needed to resolve issues and provide support.

  • Everyone responsible for property accountability

    Aug 13, 2013

    The threat of smaller budgets looming for the Army underpins the significance of Soldiers and civilians entrusted with government property to maintain accountability.

  • 401st AFSB receives first weigh-in-motion system in Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2013

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is the first unit in Afghanistan to procure the state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion system, which can record a vehicle's length, width, height, weight, number of axles and center of balance in a matter of seconds without the vehicle operator having to come to a halt.

  • Former AMC Commander passes, leaves legacy of service

    Aug 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A former Army Materiel Command leader will be laid to rest Aug. 17 at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

  • General visits ammunition plant, talks 2020 planning

    Aug 12, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French had a message for the senior leaders of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant when she visited her subordinate installation here July 30: find the plant's business niche within its core competencies and plan for 2020 now.

  • CECOM provides sustainment training to Army platoon

    Aug 8, 2013

    As the Army continues to transition to peacetime operations, sustaining the force and maintaining readiness is among the Army's top priorities, and the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's mission of reset, maintenance and sustainment of communications-electronics systems will aid in that transition.

  • Community sewers provide cool relief to Soldiers

    Aug 8, 2013

    Carol Wolf and her fellow members of the Southern Tennessee Valley Chapter of the American Sewing Guild want to help Soldiers in the field keep things cool.

  • Army scientists pioneer novel chaotic ranging technology

    Aug 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- Army scientists have developed promising new technology for ranging - determining the distance from one location or position to another location or position as with radar and sonar - that lowers cost and complexity by exploiting a phenomenon known as "chaos."

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar issues equipment to last unit, preps for drawdown

    Aug 7, 2013

    AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade issued equipment to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, the last unit scheduled to receive equipment from the battalion in preparation for the reduction of U.S. military presence and full transition to Afghan security lead by December 2014.

  • Picatinny to gain doctorate granting institution this fall

    Aug 7, 2013

    Many organizations call Picatinny Arsenal home. Soon, an in-house doctoral degree-granting program will also find a home here.

  • Arsenal FD named 2012 AMC Small FD

    Aug 7, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Public Works Fire and Emergency Services Division was named U.S. Army Material Command Small Fire Department of the Year for 2012. Fire Chief Jackie Doherty was notified in March of the award; however, a formal announcement letter from AMC was received recently.

  • Program uses lean process to sort equipment from overseas

    Aug 7, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Individual Chemical Equipment Management Program or ICEMP has been a part of operations here for approximately 10 years. Formerly known as the Chemical Defense Equipment Go to War program, ICEMP manages chemical equipment returns from combat operations overseas in such locals as Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Annual Shutdown? Not for an Army-owned manufacturing center

    Aug 7, 2013

    When the Arsenal "shutdown" operations last week to accommodate its annual summer vacation period and to conduct heavy maintenance, someone who is not familiar with Army manufacturing might have thought the sounds of heavy machining would have been silenced as darkness spread to more than one million square feet of manufacturing space. But neither darkness nor a void of sound set in for two reasons.

  • SAC's summertime activities end last week

    Aug 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - It's time to put away the lemonade stand and barbecue utensils as the Seifert School Age Center, or SAC, "Old-fashioned Summer" came to a close Aug. 2. While the theme brings to mind a laid-back, relaxing summer, children who participated in the program kept busy with a variety of recreational activities.

  • FH youth learn about different careers during special three-week series

    Aug 6, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - It's never too early for children to think about what they'd like to be when they grow up. Fort Huachuca youth enrolled in Fort Huachuca's School-Age Center, or SAC, explored several different careers last month.

  • Senior executive sees opportunities for aspiring civilians

    Aug 6, 2013

    Despite ongoing Department of Defense furloughs, despite the negative publicity stemming from recent federal employee scandals, despite the worry of more federal cutbacks due to tightening budgets, Redstone Arsenal's senior Army civilian said there are still plenty of opportunities to pursue a promising civilian career in support of the nation's military.

  • RDECOM Reservists address technology gaps at Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Aug 6, 2013

    U.S. Army Reserve officers are serving a key role in identifying and addressing science and technology needs during a major U.S. Army exercise in the Pacific. Col. John Olson is leading four officers from the Army Reserve Sustainment Command, Detachment 8, who will deploy to South Korea in August for Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2013.

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