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  • Ribbon cutting ceremony held for world-class Natick facility

    Mar 14, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- On March 7, the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Thermal Test Facility. This facility will provide the centerAca,!a,,cs researchers with unprecedented capabilities to evaluate the effect of flame and thermal threats against protective clothing and individual equipment. It also will assist in the development of new and improved materials for flame and thermal protection for the individual Soldier.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

    With the uncasing and transfer of the flag from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to its new executive director and the reading of the permanent orders, the Army Contracting Command is now a provisional major subordinate command of AMC.

  • She is quite a Fellow

    Mar 14, 2008

    Assisting in the development of civilian leaders who thrive in diverse situations is one of the tasks of the Army Management Staff College. Creating multi-functional leaders for the future is one of the tasks of the U.S. Army Materiel Command Fellows program. Watching these two functions align was a privilege.

  • Army Stands Up Contracting Command

    Mar 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Thursday activated the Army Contracting Command (Provisional) which will oversee more than $85 billion in contracts annually and focus on maintaining and improving the ArmyAca,!a,,cs ability to respond globally in support of warfightersAca,!a,,c needs.

  • Phenomenal Effort

    Mar 13, 2008

    Fort Rucker and Wiregrass area communities responded to a bus accident at Mateson Range Sunday, March 9. Thanks to the community response effort, within one hour of the accident, all 23 wounded Marines on board had been taken to local medical facilities.

  • AMC CG visits Redstone Arsenal

    Mar 12, 2008

  • HQAMC-Forward hires first active duty, civilian employees at Redstone

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - As the U.S. Army Materiel Command prepares for its permanent transition to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Headquarters Army Materiel Command Aca,!" Forward is expanding the AMC family with the hiring of the first civilian and active duty employees at Redstone.

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • JLTV one step closer to entering technology development

    Mar 11, 2008

    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps co-hosted a three-day preproposal conference at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 19-21, to inform industry of the U.S. governmentAca,!a,,cs acquisition strategy for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • Team honored for role in Lebanon's campaign against terror

    Mar 11, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - A TACOM LCMC Rock Island team that answered an urgent requirement in June 2007 received accolades from TACOM LCMCAca,!a,,cs commanding general during his visit here Feb. 20.

  • Combat Feeding Directorate

    Mar 10, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate and the advances made to the Unitized Group Ration-Express and the First Strike Ration.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Mellinger Interview

    Mar 10, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights its first interview with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger.

  • Letterkenny, Wilson College form education partnership

    Mar 7, 2008

    A symbolic signing ceremony was held Feb. 25 on the campus of Wilson College to establish an education/training partnership between Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa., and Wilson College.

  • ROC drill prepares units in Afghanistan for arrival of new MRAPs

    Mar 7, 2008

    To prepare for the upcoming delivery of the new Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, the 401st Army Field Support Brigade-Afghanistan recently conducted a MRAP Rehearsal of Concept fielding drill.

  • 1,000th CSS VSAT terminal rolls off the line

    Mar 7, 2008

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. - The 1,000th Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal rolled off the assembly line at the plant of L-3 Global Communications Solutions, Inc. in Victor, N.Y. Jan. 9.

  • Communications pipes will expand to meet future demand

    Mar 7, 2008

    In the future, the Army will continue to provide many capabilities to enhance the WarfighterAca,!a,,cs ability to fulfill his or her mission. Its communications pipe will expand to allow for such capabilities.

  • Better support for USFK Soldiers: AMC weighs in

    Mar 6, 2008

    Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the 2nd Infantry Division Feb. 22 as part of an overall visit to the United States Forces Korea Feb. 21-23.

  • Footpaths of past generations lead to success today

    Mar 6, 2008

    All the while, as he was growing up in Huntsville, Hundley Batts knew what he wanted to do with his life. When asked, the young newspaper delivery boy would tell people Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm going to be a businessman.Aca,!A? And because of the progress made by blacks who came before him, Batts was able to fulfill that dream. Today, Batts is the successful owner of an insurance company and two radio stations, he is a member of several local community and civic organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Huntsville Heritage Foundation and Rotary Club, and was recently recognized as one of five 2008 Northern Alabama Business Hall of Fame Laureates by Junior Achievement of Northern Alabama.

  • LOGSA Workers Gather to Remember Past

    Mar 6, 2008

    Cynthia McCollum of the Logistics Support Activity is making history herself. So, it was only fitting that she delivered the keynote address at LOGSAAca,!a,,cs African-American History Month Luncheon.

  • Veterans Reconnect at Orientation

    Mar 6, 2008

    The Feb. 26 orientation for the next group of WWII veterans going on Honor Flight to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. was somewhat of a reunion for Hood, who lived in Huntsville for 30 years before moving to Killen. At the orientation, he reconnected with fellow veterans Gil Crain, who had been in his 1952 wedding; Don Worrell, who he worked with while at NASA in the 1970s; and Horace Bibb, who he used to go to church with.

  • Veterans Reconnect at Orientation

    Mar 6, 2008

    The Feb. 26 orientation for the next group of WWII veterans going on Honor Flight to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. was somewhat of a reunion for Hood, who lived in Huntsville for 30 years before moving to Killen. At the orientation, he reconnected with fellow veterans Gil Crain, who had been in his 1952 wedding; Don Worrell, who he worked with while at NASA in the 1970s; and Horace Bibb, who he used to go to church with.

  • New Combat Chow Options Previewed at Pentagon

    Mar 6, 2008

    Retired Soldiers, modern day warfighters, television news reporters and Department of Defense civilians lined up March 5 to get a little taste of life in the combat zone.

  • 'Penguin walk' popular on slippery surfaces

    Mar 5, 2008

    When the temperature drops the number of slips and falls tends to rise. Vigilance and caution are fundamental to keeping Tobyhanna employees safe in wet and icy conditions common to northeastern Pennsylvania during the winter.

  • Iwo Jima veterans honored on battle's anniversary

    Mar 4, 2008

    A vial of volcanic ash and black sand from the island of Iwo Jima, a Japanese flag dated 1945 and signed by World War II Marines, and the faded Aca,!" but not forgotten Aca,!" memories of a few good Marines were the highlights of a ceremony Feb. 19 in recognition of the 63rd anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

  • Cargo helicopter pilots get lift with training

    Mar 4, 2008

    Flight training is reaching new heights without ever leaving the ground. The Army has moved into a new era in proficiency and safety, and RedstoneAca,!a,,cs PM Cargo is leading the way.

  • Education program boosts Soldier opportunity

    Mar 4, 2008

  • Coalition honors those who care for Soldiers, families

    Mar 4, 2008

    The Soldier and their family Aca,!" thatAca,!a,,cs who are at the heart of all the activities sponsored every year by the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition and its 48 member organizations.

  • CMA completes disposal mission milestone

    Mar 4, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) has reached another major milestone with the destruction of another munition type at one of its sites. This milestone was reached on Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, when the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (PBCDF) at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark., destroyed its last M55 rocket.

  • PEO Soldier: Modernization at Good Value

    Mar 4, 2008

    The Army is now modernizing what Soldiers wear, carry and fight with at a rate faster than at any time in history.

  • 411th CSB activates in Korea

    Mar 4, 2008

    The 411th Contracting Support Brigade was activated during a ceremony Feb. 6 in the Naija Ballroom of the Dragon Hill Lodge at U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Yongsan, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • CMA completes disposal mission milestone

    Mar 3, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has reached another major milestone with the destruction of another munition type at one of its sites.

  • Automation of explosives safety site plans

    Mar 3, 2008

    Ammunition. Soldiers depend on it to complete their missions, but if it is not stored properly it can cause fatal damage. A tool used to assist with storing ammunition safely, is explosives safety site planning. Explosives safety site plans are required by Department of Defense 6055.9-STD and Department of Army Pamphlet 385.64.and are used to mitigate the risk involved in ammunition storage and help ensure required ammunition is available to the warfighter.

  • Chamber hits new low

    Feb 29, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- During the week of Jan. 28, the Doriot Climatic Chambers at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center got a workout.

  • Technicians restore legacy shelters

    Feb 29, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - A team of electronics technicians here are standardizing legacy (first generation) Tactical Operations Center shelter components, providing a command and control infrastructure that will allow commanders to execute their mission anywhere in the world.

  • Deseret Lean Six Sigma project saves Army $237K

    Feb 29, 2008

    DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, STOCKTON, Utah - Among the distinguished group of Lean Six Sigma green belt recipients during Feb. 26 ceremony was a worker whose recent project is already making a significant contribution toward solving an adjacent installation's storage woes.

  • Cultural resource second to none

    Feb 29, 2008

    In 1995 Danny Dunn, along with Carolene Wu, was given the cultural resource mission for Redstone Arsenal. They literally had to build a program from scratch for a 38,000 acre installation which has more than 900 archaeological sites. With the help of others in the Environmental Office and the Garrison leadership, they did just that. The result was a program that Redstone Arsenal and the Army promote as a model for other installations to follow.

  • 411th CSB activates in Korea

    Feb 29, 2008

    The 411th Contracting Support Brigade was activated during a ceremony Feb. 6 in the Naija Ballroom of the Dragon Hill Lodge at U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Yongsan, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • 1-402nd AFSB civilians in Iraq become combat lifesavers

    Feb 29, 2008

    LSA ANACONDA, Iraq, Jan. 19, 2008 - If you look at the current population of American personnel in Iraq, you would see there is nearly a one-to-one ratio between military and civilian, according to Sgt. 1st Class Eric Woodrum, Task Force 62nd Multifunctional Medical Battalion Jameson Combat Medical Training Center noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • Griffin, Via tour operations at Deseret Chemical Depot

    Feb 29, 2008

    Griffin, Via visit tour operations at Deseret Chemical Depot

  • STTC Demonstrates a Life-Saving Prototype on Capitol Hill

    Feb 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center participated with members of the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation in the annual PEO STRI Capitol Hill Demonstration in Washington, D.C., in early February.

  • Special effects artists help fill training gaps for combat medics

    Feb 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering CommandAca,!a,,cs Simulation and Training Technology Center is performing research in the area of severe trauma simulation that will improve materials, molding techniques, wound types, smells, and fluids in simulated wounds.

  • Army announces Army Contracting Campaign Plan

    Feb 29, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced Feb. 29 his Army Contracting Campaign Plan (ACCP) to address findings and recommendations from two previous independent reviews -- the Gansler Commission and the Army Contracting Task Force. Under the leadership of Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson M. Ford, the ACCP will enable the Secretary of the Army to execute recommended improvements to Army contracting.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • AMC employee among first awarded SecDef Global War on Terrorism Medal

    Feb 28, 2008

    Fifteen Department of Defense civilians became the first recipients of the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism during a Pentagon ceremony Feb. 26.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Lean Six Sigma leads ARDEC to national award

    Feb 25, 2008

    Receiving the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award has magnified the new standard for the U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center, a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Non line of sight launcher passes logistics test

    Feb 22, 2008

    The Non Line of Sight-Launch System Logistics Directorate has conducted a successful logistics demonstration of the Container Launch Unit with Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force Fires Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems patrol skies over Iraq

    Feb 22, 2008

    Despite their size, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles play a large role in the Global War on Terrorism. The UAVs of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Platoon, 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment out of Fort Hood, Texas, are continually flying over the skies of northern Iraq - acting as the eyes of the 4-6 Cavalry Regiment.

  • How to ship an up-armored HMMWV

    Feb 22, 2008

    Many of the life-saving Up-Armored HMMWVs used in combat today are a direct result of a combined DoD logistics effort between the U.S. Army Product Manager Light Tactical Vehicles, Warren, Mich., and the Surface Deployment Distribution Command, Charleston, S.C.

  • Joint Munitions Command realigns installations to improve mission effectiveness

    Feb 22, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The Joint Munitions Command will realign its installations June 1.

  • AMCOM welcomes new deputy to commanding general

    Feb 22, 2008

    Ronnie Chronister recently received a permanent appointment as deputy to the commander of the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command.

  • Truth vividly spoken at Black History Month luncheon

    Feb 21, 2008

  • Performance-based pay implemented at ANAD

    Feb 21, 2008

  • Depot conducts sustainability workshop, solicits community involvement

    Feb 21, 2008

  • Humvee rollover training prepares engineers for deployment

    Feb 21, 2008

    As Staff Sgt. Thomas Schwenkler crouched awkwardly on the ceiling of an upside down Humvee last week, he wondered why in the world his door wouldnAca,!a,,ct open.

  • ARL engineer honored at 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference

    Feb 20, 2008

    Yolanda Hinton, a mechanical engineer in the Vehicle Technology Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory, was honored for her efforts with a Special Recognition Award presented at the 22nd Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference held in February in Baltimore.

  • Tools for Troops

    Feb 20, 2008

    You might think that being deployed in Southwest Asia would make it difficult for Soldiers to exchange broken tools for brand new ones. If so, think again!

  • Apache Helicopter Pilots Get Visual Aid

    Feb 19, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. Aca,!" Unmanned aircraft systems are giving Apache helicopter pilots a new war-fighting advantage. Apache pilots can now receive video from unmanned systems for advance targeting information without entering harmAca,!a,,cs way. Demonstrated for the first time today at the Army Aviation Senior Leaders Conference, this effort is part of a rapid acquisition program to increase interoperability.

  • Lakota helicopter carries tradition of service

    Feb 19, 2008

    This was a celebration of a proud name for a new Army helicopter. The Utility Helicopter Project Office welcomed dignitaries from the Rosebud Sioux tribe Feb. 5 to mark the successful inception of the Lakota UH-72A helicopter fleet. They included Rosebud Sioux tribal council president Rodney Bordeaux, his chief of staff and the tribeAca,!a,,cs chief.

  • 841st Maritime Movement Journal

    Feb 17, 2008

    841st Transportation Battalion bi-monthly newsletter. The command newsletter for operations of the Charleston, SC based SDDC command that oversees strategic sealift at all East Coast strategic seaports to include Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Wilmington, NC, Norfolk, VA, Philadlephia, PA, and Morhead City, NC.

  • Army awards environmental stewardship

    Feb 14, 2008

    Army programs making strides in endangered species protection, historic preservation, waste reduction, environmental cleanup and pollution prevention earned top level leadership recognition as the Secretary of the Army announced today, Feb. 14, the winners of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs highest honor for environmental stewardship.

  • SDDC Commanding General

    Feb 14, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, Commander, SDDC

  • Marines 24th MEU Gears Up For Deployment at Wilmington, NC Seaport

    Feb 14, 2008

    24th MEU deploys out of Wilmington, NC.

  • MSC ships MRAP by sealift.

    Feb 14, 2008

    MRAP sealift onto MSC ship.

  • MRAP Sealift Dec 2007

    Feb 14, 2008

    MRAP sealift begins DEC 2007.

  • U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION Program Sets New Participation Record

    Feb 14, 2008

    Setting a new record for participation, 11,533 students representing all 50 states and four U.S. territories have registered for the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition. eCYBERMISSION, now in its sixth year, is a free web-based science, math and technology competition for students in grades six through nine.

  • RDECOM to host reception and participate in career fair at the 2008 BEYA Conference

    Feb 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, will host a student welcome reception and participate in a career fair as part of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitive Conference Feb. 14-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

  • A touch of faith from AMC Chaplain during recent visit

    Feb 13, 2008

    Weather does not deter visitors from making their way to see what Sierra Army Depot is all about.

  • War College Previews Future Robotics

    Feb 13, 2008

    The U.S. Army War College Robotics Day Feb. 12 was an opportunity for future leaders to see emerging technology.

  • Parts forecasting keeps chem bio equipment in top condition, Soldiers safe

    Feb 13, 2008

    A new parts forecasting system will ensure repair teams have the parts they need to fix chemical defensive equipment for deploying units. Col. Steve Bianco, Director, Land Supplier Operations, Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio, and Vicki Logan, team leader of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Rock Island Chemical Biological Equipment Repair Team, known as CBERT, signed a collaboration agreement Jan. 17 at TACOM LCMC Rock Island, marking the kickoff of the automated Collaboration Tool.

  • Defense Ammunition Center signs agreement to increase joint-service training

    Feb 13, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center and the Joint Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Laboratory signed a working level Letter of Agreement Jan. 15 to cooperate in the application of instructional technologies to support the joint warfighter.

  • Under Wraps

    Feb 12, 2008

    About 2,000 square feet of shrink wrap material was used to protect equipment during travel.

  • Suggesters claim Army award--a first for Tobyhanna

    Feb 12, 2008

    Three Tobyhanna electronics mechanics took top honors in the annual Army-wide suggestion competition after discovering a way to save about $150,000 a year.

  • CAAA Surges Ahead of Increased Work Schedule

    Feb 11, 2008

    An organization learns a lot about itself when challenged beyond its comfort level and Crane Army Ammunition Activity is learning that it has what it takes to succeed. As the activity surges into the second fiscal quarter of 2008, the workers have the pride of knowing they succeeded in meeting its first quarter challenges for an increased workload and looks forward to sustaining the effort.

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    Feb 11, 2008

  • Creating a Culture of Change at Crane Army

    Feb 11, 2008

    Breaking down these barriers to change is part of the task of the Green and Black belts at Crane Army Ammunition Activity who strive to improve the way the activity does its business. Lean Six Sigma can often be seen as threatening to employees who are used to doing things a certain way or think of it as the change of the month.

  • Tobyhanna earns Army superior unit award

    Feb 11, 2008

    Hundreds of Tobyhanna Army Depot employees watched as one of the serviceAca,!a,,cs most senior officers presented Tobyhanna with its first Army Superior Unit Award.

  • CAAA Looks to Future Opportunities in State of Crane

    Feb 11, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity Commander Col. Charles Kibben provided an audience at the Aca,!A"State of CraneAca,!A? luncheon Jan. 30 with a strong look at where the activity is today and what it might be expecting in the future.

  • Leadership is theme as Anniston Ammo hosts JMC's commanding general

    Feb 7, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Leadership of the U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command made a site visit here Tuesday to receive status reports on the operations of the Anniston Munitions Center and pass along lessons learned.

  • RDECOM exhibits technologies at WEST 2008

    Feb 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, exhibited its cutting-edge technologies at the Western Conference and Exposition 2008, Feb. 5 to 7 at the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Army issues request for proposal for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    Feb 5, 2008

    A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued by the U.S. Army today for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FOV). JLTV is a Joint U.S. Army/U.S. Marine Corps program with the U.S. Army designated as the lead service.

  • Engineers ready for deployment with demolition training

    Feb 5, 2008

    Demolition training prepares engineers for deployment to Iraq.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Aviation leaders met at Fort Rucker last week to discuss the health of Army Aviation.

  • Soldier who taught civilian employees the Soldier's life returns to front lines

    Feb 4, 2008

    As the former coordinator for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Greening Program, Sgt. Michael R. Tumminelli used his military experiences to help civilian employees understand what itAca,!a,,cs like to be a Soldier. Now heAca,!a,,cs taking a Aca,!A"refresher courseAca,!A? with Task Force Phoenix in Herat, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army previews future network's revolutionary "mobile backbone"

    Feb 4, 2008

    NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING STATION LAKEHURST, N.J. Aca,!" The Army conducted an engineering field test of its future tactical communications network here Oct. 15-26 and demonstrated a new mode of combat communications with a Aca,!A"mobile backbone,Aca,!A? Nov. 5-6.

  • Migration - It's not just for the birds

    Feb 1, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill.--When you think of migration, what comes to mind' Birds flying south for the winter' Computers changing from one network to another' As strange as it may sound, at Joint Munitions Command, as well as all of the Rock Island Arsenal, it is the latter.

  • Moving mountains

    Feb 1, 2008

    How many Army civilians does it take to move a mountain'

  • Institute names Army fire support system 'Outstanding U.S. Government Program'

    Feb 1, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System was named the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement 2008 Outstanding U.S. Government Program at its Network Centric Warfare Awards ceremony here at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Jan. 23.

  • Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

    Jan 30, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command highlights members of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support unit and their upcoming deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

  • HQAMC Advance Team arrives, members excited to be in Huntsville

    Jan 29, 2008

    The first phase of headquarters Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs five-phase Base Realignment and Closure execution plan is complete and the Advance Team members are on the ground.

  • Civilian, Soldier fire support system operator work side-by-side

    Jan 29, 2008

    During his deployment to Iraq, which ended in December 2006, Spc. Gary Bixler received more than just system support from Josh Adams, a civilian digital systems engineer.

  • Task Force Kelly "got skills"

    Jan 29, 2008

    When the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade assigned to Bagram, Afghanistan, needed their battle damaged CH-47D helicopter repaired, Task Force Kelly was there to make the repairs. The task force, a group of Army National Guard Soldiers from Mississippi and Illinois, immediately provided critical repairs on the CH-47D, a Chinook helicopter used for heavy lift of passengers and cargo.

  • Having passed through stormy clouds, Army intelligence aircraft sets new course

    Jan 29, 2008

    The project manager of an airborne intelligence aircraft program delayed due to a contract termination in 2006 has proposed a strategy to ultimately deliver on the programAca,!a,,cs promise of providing timely and critical intelligence to ground commanders.

  • Modern battle command system developers relate to command in the Revolutionary War

    Jan 29, 2008

  • Facility ensures quality of deployed systems

    Jan 29, 2008

    Crossing through the gates of Fort Hood, Texas, are many Soldiers who will soon deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan to support the Global War on Terrorism. There, the staff of the Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Central Technical Support Facility works to ensure the quality of the systems with which they will deploy.

  • New net-centric service revolutionizes Army readiness reporting

    Jan 29, 2008

    Fort Monmouth, N.J. -- The Army is testing a new web-based service intended to provide a clear and consistent picture of Army unit readiness by improving information collaboration across command levels, military branches and government agencies.

  • Charter given to new assistant project manager for vehicular intercom systems

    Jan 29, 2008

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" Maj. Jake Crawford III received the charter for his new assignment as the assistant project manager, Vehicular Intercom Systems in a ceremony here on Nov. 16. As APM VIS, Crawford will provide vehicle intercom systems and tactical headsets that save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives by allowing them to communicate in the high-noise environments of combat vehicles and protect them from hearing damage or loss from high-decibel vehicle noise and explosion blasts.

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