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  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • College grad finds niche in unexpected job in Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2013

    When Jessica Flandro graduated college she had no job prospects. Eight months after graduating, she lands her first career job working for the education center, initially at Bagram Airfield. Now she's finishing up a stint as an education services specialist at the Kandahar Education Center at Kandahar Airfield.

  • ACC-APG members receive Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting

    Nov 5, 2013

    For five members of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., receiving any kind of recognition is always an honor but when the award comes from the Secretary of the Army, the recognition carries a special meaning.

  • Army DHAP PSA Video

    Nov 5, 2013

    PSA video in support of the U.S. Army Deployment Health Assessment Program (DHAP) and the Army Ready and Resilience Campaign (R2C).

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Responds to OSHA Notices

    Nov 5, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity repeated its commitment to worker safety following a press release by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration of 36 notices of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions from an explosion on March 28, 2013, in the pyrotechnic facility at Crane.

  • 402nd AFSB leadership takes SHARP program to next level

    Nov 5, 2013

    The SHARP program -- the Army's Sexual Harassment Assault / Response and Prevention program -- is not only the top stated priority for the Army's top leadership, but is also top priority for Col. James Kinkade, commander of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Ferdinand.

  • CASCOM command sergeant major to become top NCO at Army Materiel Command

    Nov 5, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, recognized Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, the command's senior noncommissioned officer, for his accomplishments and dedication to duty during a Nov. 4 ceremony here.

  • Veterans Day Holds Special Significance for USASAC Employees

    Nov 5, 2013

    Veterans are important part of the federal workforce, especially in positions that support the military. They bring the knowledge and experience of their military training and that translates into a valuable employee.

  • General praises ammunition plant safety record

    Nov 4, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- On his first ever visit to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant here, the Army's director of safety received an inside look at how the nation's premier bomb and warhead loading facility conducts its business while maintaining high safety standards.

  • Picatinny names new building for artillery expert

    Nov 4, 2013

    The new building for the advancement of artillery was named after John "Bud" Neumann, who worked at Picatinny Arsenal for more than 40 years.

  • McAlester increases public-private partnerships, revenue

    Nov 4, 2013

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., had a banner year, generating $16.1 million from 26 public-private partnerships in the fiscal year 2013, said explained a plant official.

  • New aviation gunnery training system enhances AAR capabilities

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Army is fielding a new system that integrates Apache helicopter gunnery training results into an After Action Review to provide leaders with a more complete picture of a training event. In September, the Aviation Homestation Interim Package passed its government acceptance test at Fort Hood, Texas. Plans call for adding the system to Fort Knox, Ky.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Stewart, Ga., and Grafenwoehr, Germany, by March 2014.

  • From Italy to Germany: 405th AFSB prepares for transfer of European Activity Set

    Nov 1, 2013

    Personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and its battalion in Germany accelerated preparations designed to reorganize European pre-positioned stocks this fall.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • Army Materiel Command celebrates military and civilians with awards ceremony

    Nov 1, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command held a recognition ceremony Friday, Nov. 1, at the Bob Jones Auditorium here to recognize employees for various accomplishments.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • 405th AFSBn-Germany receives 'Herculean' effort in support of European Activity Set mission

    Oct 31, 2013

    The arrival of the M88A2s was just the tip of iceberg of equipment arriving in EUCOM from multiple AMC locations throughout the world to support the building of the European Activity Set. Some of the EAS equipment will come from CONUS, South Korea, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and AFSBn-Italy (Livorno). Other equipment is currently in possession of the Army in Europe and will also be sent to Tower Barracks to fill the EAS requirements.

  • AMC employees win a U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award

    Oct 31, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command was announced as a recipient of the U.S. Government Information Security Leadership Award in the community awareness category Oct 29.

  • AMSAA begins another year of mentorship

    Oct 31, 2013

    ABERDEEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity began another year of mentorship with Aberdeen Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Oct. 31, 2013

    Oct 31, 2013

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

  • Army Research Laboratory prototype hardware helps NASA recover images that would be lost at sea

    Oct 30, 2013

    New hardware built by research engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is helping NASA retrieve experimental images otherwise lost at sea.

  • Picatinny's new doctorate program stays on course

    Oct 30, 2013

    The Armament Academy, the first-of-its-kind doctorate degree-granting institution at Picatinny Arsenal, welcomed the first cohort of students, Sept. 6.

  • Army looks to blend cyber, electronic warfare capabilities on battlefield

    Oct 29, 2013

    U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion.

  • Arsenal's face of strength is also the face of the future

    Oct 29, 2013

    The arsenal, as well as America, was founded on those who have had the natural ability to use their hands to build homes, towns, and to shape raw stock material into finished products. But unlike the early 1800s, there are few today who have that ability.

  • Statistics skills prove helpful for Picatinny Soldier

    Oct 29, 2013

    In a desert full of fire artillery and a convoy of tanks, probably the last concept on anyone's mind is mathematics. Yet, for Sergeant Kevin Singer, a chemical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, mathematics is essential to his mission.

  • Army Honors Wounded, Ill and Injured Soldiers during Warrior Care Month Focuses on Building Readines

    Oct 29, 2013

    Across the Army during November events will be held honoring these men and women and highlighting their experiences in Warrior Transition Units with a focus on their resilience and the contributions they make to the readiness of the force.

  • Retrograde of equipment from Afghanistan on track

    Oct 28, 2013

    About 40,000 containers and 30,000 vehicles have been shipped back from Afghanistan over the past year, but a strategic transportation planner said the system "has not yet been taxed" to its fullest potential.

  • Army logisticians, industry navigate budgetary minefield to modernize equipment

    Oct 28, 2013

    Continuing resolutions, sequestration and furloughs are putting equipment modernization, readiness and force structure at risk, said a top leader responsible for equipping Soldiers.

  • Historical Displays Highlight McAlester AAP's mission through the years

    Oct 28, 2013

    A team of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant employees build a tribute to the installation's past through pictures

  • ACC runner takes passion to another level state-to-state

    Oct 25, 2013

    Running has always been a favorite pastime for Tanya Peel, supervisory procurement analyst with the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Two years ago she took her passion to a new level and established a goal to run a half-marathon in every state.

  • Senior AMC civilian defends workforce: 'Don't call them non-essential'

    Oct 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top civilian delivered strong words in defense of the civilian workforce during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 23. When John Nerger, AMC's executive deputy to the commanding general, spoke from a panel at the Civilian Professional Development Seminar, his message was direct.

  • Watervliet finally powers through 1933

    Oct 24, 2013

    Eighty years ago, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany, the U.S. Army's disciplinary barracks on Alcatraz Island turned into a federal prison, and a power substation at the Watervliet Arsenal was installed. Although Einstein has since died and the Alcatraz federal prison closed, the arsenal substation has continued to support critical infrastructure at the arsenal since 1933. That is, until this month.

  • 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.

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