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  • White Sands Missile Range to host annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 5, 2016

    The 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March is gearing up to step into another record-breaking year at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 20. The event is an active history lesson and a true test of endurance.

  • ATEC hosts fifth annual FIRST Lego League competition

    Feb 4, 2016

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) hosted its fifth annual FIRST Lego League (FLL) robotics competition at ATEC headquarters on Aberdeen Proving Ground Jan. 30.

  • Multiple Object Tracking Radars at WSMR

    Feb 4, 2016

    White Sands Missile Range is now the only place in the world that can say it houses three Multiple Object Tracking Radars. Only five exist in the world.

  • Sonoran Pronghorn reintroduced to U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's vast ranges after nearly a century

    Feb 3, 2016

    As a natural laboratory for testing virtually every piece of equipment in the ground combat arsenal, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground has a vested interest in responsible stewardship of the land. Despite being the busiest of the Army's six test centers and boasting the longest overland artillery range in the United States, a relatively small portion of the proving ground's vast ranges are subject to impact on a given day. It is located in one of the nation's most extreme climates, but the proving ground is home to a vast diversity of wildlife, including desert tortoises and bighorn sheep. Now, the proving ground is home to an experimental population of Sonoran Pronghorn, the fastest land animal in North America.

  • CrossFit can help build strength in 2016

    Jan 29, 2016

    CrossFit officially came to White Sands Missile Range in the fall of 2015 just in time for the new year, thanks to one very adamant recreation aide supervisor at Bell Gym.

  • White Sands Missile Range Solar Array saving dollars

    Jan 29, 2016

    The White Sands Missile Range Solar Array and solar carport have been running for three years and have already saved the installation over $2 million in energy costs.

  • White Sands Missile Range tests cruise missile for extended service

    Jan 29, 2016

    An unusual test of a cruise missile system on White Sands Missile Range is expected to see the missile's continued use for years to come.

  • NASA parachute tests approaching new phase at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Jan 25, 2016

    The Capsule Parachute Assembly System (CPAS) for the Orion space capsule underwent its 17th and final developmental test at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in mid-January. The test used a 44-foot long dart attached to a pallet instead of a mock-up of the Orion capsule. Though the developmental phase of the program is now complete, qualification tests of the CPAS will begin at the proving ground this summer. NASA officials expect more than two years of testing remain before the system is fully certified. "They will be identical tests as far as our support is concerned," said Ryan Fraser, test officer.

  • Non-destructive testing upgrades maintain U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's cutting edge status

    Jan 11, 2016

    At U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), non-destructive testing of everything from artillery to mortars to vehicle seats is an important, but sometimes overlooked part of the mission so far as the public is concerned. In the test and evaluation world, however, YPG's Physical Test Facility is regarded as second-to-none, and recent ongoing efforts to add or upgrade equipment means YPG's cutting edge advantage in this critical area remains razor sharp.

  • Dugway christens new K-12 school

    Dec 22, 2015

    The new Dugway School was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 3 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. After nearly two years of planning and construction, the new building brings a significant change this remote Army post and its community.

  • Indigenous tribe harvests stalks at WSMR

    Dec 16, 2015

    White Sands Missile Range opened its gates to invite tribe members from Los Indigenes de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, an indigenous tribe of Tortugas, New Mexico, to harvest sotol stalks Dec. 7. The tribe uses the yucca-like plant during their annual sacred pilgrimage. Sotol has been scarce within the Tortugas area for quite some time. Miguel Parra, a tribe member who helped harvest the stalks, said they have been traveling as far as El Paso, Texas to obtain the sotol stalks. For the past two years now, members of the indigenous tribe have been able to harvest sotol stalks from the WSMR range. WSMR archaeologist Jim Bowman said they were happy to be able to accommodate the tribe and assist in their harvest.

  • Christmas comes to a post-war world -- 70 year anniversary of the end of World War II

    Dec 9, 2015

    World War II, the largest armed conflict in human history, came to an end exactly 70 years ago. When hostilities came to an end in September 1945, demobilization began swiftly, with the intent being to get as many Soldiers as possible home by Christmas. The effort, dubbed "Operation Magic Carpet," was a logistical nightmare involving all forms of transportation stressed beyond their limits. Though many could not get home and were forced to content themselves with long distance telephone calls, at least they had survived the war and safely returned.

  • Mortar training rounds tested as rigorously as other rounds at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Dec 9, 2015

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's primary mission is to test equipment to ensure it works anywhere in the world. This includes virtually everything in the ground combat arsenal, including items that are meant for training men and women in uniform for combat. The M769 Full Range Practice Round, which has the shape and characteristics of the 60 millimeter mortar round commonly used by combat infantrymen, is one such item. Though not used in combat, the Army and Marine Corps fully rely on the M769 to function safely and effectively in training situations.

  • Dugway Proving Ground begins test of next-generation chemical detectors

    Nov 18, 2015

    The Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) Program has begun at Dugway Proving Ground, and pre-test preparations are underway. Testing is scheduled to begin in fall of 2016 and continue at least five years. The NGCD Program focuses on equipping Warfighters with the most advanced detection capabilities for all chemical threats.

  • Japanese Test Engages Supersonic Target on WSMR

    Nov 5, 2015

    The Japanese Ministry of Defense conducted a total of 10 successful flight tests at White Sands Missile Range during the summer of 2015 using a Japanese-made air defense system to successfully engage and destroy cruise missile representative targets. WSMR is a premiere location for missile and air defense system testing, and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force takes full advantage of the range annually to conduct the acceptance test for their existing Chu-SAM missiles.

  • Drones used for NIE 16.1 recon missions at White Sands Missile Range

    Oct 30, 2015

    In this season's Network Integration Evaluation taking place on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss, coordinated units of remotely operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible threat on tomorrow's battlefields.

  • Drones support advanced laser testing at WSMR

    Oct 30, 2015

    A commercially available hobby-drone is flying on White Sands Missile Range in support of advanced laser testing.

  • White Sands Missile Range participates in international ballistic missile test

    Oct 30, 2015

  • ATEC Commander tours White Sands Missile Range

    Oct 9, 2015

    Editor's Note: Erin Dorrance, White Sands Missile Range Chief of Public Affairs, interviewed Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler, Army Test and Evaluation Command commander, Oct. 1 at the Frontier Club during his first visit to WSMR as the ATEC commander. It was unknown up until the night before if PAO would be able to conduct the interview due to a looming government shutdown which did not happen.

  • A round every two seconds -- mortars fired to the limit at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Oct 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Proving Ground (YPG) recently conducted a rate-of-fire test to verify that the Army's M1061 60mm mortar round could be used at the specified rate of fire without overheating the weapon system. Most YPG mortar tests are conducted remotely, with weapons operators remotely firing with a lanyard system while under protective cover. The realism necessary for this test, however, made that procedure impossible: the test called for the weapons operation crew to fire 320 rounds within 15 minutes, with an initial rate of fire of 30 rounds per minute for four minutes, or one every two seconds.

  • Nation's oldest military award presented to Dugway Soldier

    Oct 6, 2015

    More than six years after being wounded in Iraq, Army Staff Sgt. Michael Caruso received a Purple Heart medal Sept. 30, pinned to his chest by his Colorado commander.

  • Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

    Oct 5, 2015

    Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration.

  • Over 600 Soldiers seize Space Harbor for NIE 16.1

    Oct 2, 2015

    Over 600 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, jumped from airplanes during a simulated airborne air assault at White Sands Missile Range's Space Harbor Sept. 27 as part of the Network Integration Evaluation 16.1 Exercise.

  • Chlorine test concludes safely with five successful trials

    Oct 1, 2015

    Funded in part by various federal agencies, the Jack Rabbit II test studied how gaseous chlorine might flow among urban structures and vehicles in an attack or industrial accident.

  • WSMR leaders attend Western Regional Partnership meeting

    Sep 30, 2015

    White Sands Missile Range Commander Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin and Strategy and Long-Range Plans Director Dan Hicks attended the Western Regional Partnership Principals meeting Aug. 11 and 12 at the University of Nevada in Reno.

  • Drones to take NIE by swarm

    Sep 29, 2015

    In this season's Network Integration Evaluation taking place on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss, coordinated units of remotely operated and automated aircraft will be used to represent a possible threat on tomorrow's battlefields. Members of the Targets Management Office with Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation are using off-the-shelf quad and octocopters and flying them in groups. The endeavor is part of an Army Test and Evaluation Command program to study possible use, effectiveness and countermeasures for the deployment of large numbers of synchronized drone aircraft.

  • ATEC team gathers for virtual town hall

    Sep 28, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (September 18, 2015) -- The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, conducted a command-wide virtual town hall meeting Sept. 15 at ATEC headquarters, Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Bradley Fighting Vehicle upgrades tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Sep 28, 2015

    Nearly 7,000 Bradley Fighting Vehicles have been fielded since their inception in 1981. Their ubiquity has influenced other important platforms in the country's ground combat arsenal: Changes to the latest variant of the M109 Paladin self-propelled howitzer, for example, include a new engine and transmission common to that found in the Bradley, an interchangeability of components that makes the mission of field mechanics easier and suggests the Bradley will remain ready for battle for a long time to come. The Bradley has remained viable and relevant thanks to Army modernization efforts and extensive testing of all upgrades at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.

  • Army AL&T magazine explores innovation

    Sep 28, 2015

    This newest edition of Army AL&T explores the topics of Innovation and foreign military sales. Readers will also find a moving tribute to the Hon. Claude M. Bolton Jr., former assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, whose sudden passing in July was a blow to his many friends and former colleagues across the services.

  • The future of Army air defense tested at White Sands Missile Range

    Sep 24, 2015

    The intercept of a ballistic missile target May 28 represented the first test on White Sands Missile Range of the future of Army air defense. The intercept at WSMR is the first test in a series of developmental tests for the Army's Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System. Connecting the IBCS to a pair of Patriot missiles, and their accompanying radar and control systems, the IBCS was then used to control the launch of the missiles against a target missile, also a Patriot family missile, but flown to simulate a tactical ballistic missile.

  • Life Lessons on building resilience

    Sep 21, 2015

    Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone. But, it always helps to have a counselor, or a religious leader, close for guidance and advice.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Captain returns to U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground after 50 years

    Sep 16, 2015

    A lifelong civilian may find it hard to understand why an ex-Soldier would want to visit one of his old duty stations after 50 years out of the service, but not someone who has served in uniform. Former Captain Larry Edens recently visited U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground for the first time since 1965, and shared his reflections on post and Army life, and what his service to the nation meant to him.

  • ATEC promotes healthy eating

    Sep 15, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (August 26, 2015) -- In support of the Army's Performance Triad initiative focused on sleep, nutrition and physical activity, members of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) have taken steps to lead healthier lives at work and at home and continuously highlights the importance of healthy eating as part of maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet.

  • U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground testing puts humanity a step closer to Mars

    Sep 14, 2015

    NASA envisions humans returning to the moon and proceeding to Mars aboard the Orion space capsule, and U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground testing is critical to ensuring the Capsule Parachute Assembly System (CPAS) will safely return astronauts to Earth, even in the event of a variety of unlikely failures. The most recent evaluation tested the CPAS's mettle to the fullest extent yet.

  • U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground was critical to development of Global Positioning Satellite

    Sep 9, 2015

    Use of the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system is ubiquitous in the modern world, but few people know that U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) tested the system from the earliest days of its existence. YPG was the home of GPS testing from 1974 to 1990, and attracted the project by demonstrating their ability to collect more data at a lower cost than other test ranges.

  • Blackhawk helicopters replacing venerable Hueys at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Aug 31, 2015

    From Korean War-era M101 howitzers to the Vietnam era O-2 Skymaster observation airplane, a variety of rugged platforms have supported U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's test mission long after they had been eclipsed on the battlefield. Eventually, however, a system that no longer has an Army-wide parts system or support structure must be phased out. It happened to the O-2 aircraft in 2010, and now the UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, better known as the Huey, will soon join the list: The venerable airframe is being replaced in YPG's fleet by four UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters.

  • Aberdeen Test Center welcomes new commander

    Aug 20, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (August 17, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's (ATEC) Aberdeen Test Center (ATC), welcomed its new commander, Col. Morris Bodrick, during a change of command ceremony August 14 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • APG tests public affairs capabilities during emergency exercise

    Aug 20, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MARYLAND (Aug. 20, 2015) -- Maj. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, Senior Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications- Electronics Command speaks to media during a mock press conference held as part of the APG installation-wide emergency response exercise held here today. More than 20 public affairs professionals from tenant organizations across APG participated in the exercise which involved various scenarios testing emergency preparedness. The exercise culminated with a mock press conference during which Crawford responded to media questions.

  • Dull, dirty, dangerous mission? Send in the robot vehicle

    Aug 20, 2015

    What the Army needs is an agile, versatile, highly maneuverable and cost-effective unmanned ground vehicle. A peek at what that this technology might look like took place, August 13, at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, with a demonstration of the Pronto4™ Uomo Applique' Kit developed by Kairos Autonomi, a Utah-based team located in the Sandy area, southeast of Salt Lake City

  • Kinder, gentler decontamination? Sensitive-item pocket wipe tested

    Aug 20, 2015

    Decontamination after a chemical or biological attack or incident can damage individual equipment. Most decontaminants are liquid and corrosive, applied with high-pressure sprayers, then scrubbed into the surface with mops or bristle brushes. Common decontamination methods may be impossible to use with personal equipment items, and a decontamination line may be infeasible if a threat still exists. The Warfighter needs a means to begin immediate chemical agent decontamination, without damaging fragile equipment.

  • Moveable chem-test modules:thinking outside the chamber

    Aug 17, 2015

    Created to challenge large vehicles with chemical agent, simulant or toxic industrial chemicals, the Multipurpose Chamber's (MPC) floor and ceiling are 50 feet long and wide, with 30-foot walls. Smooth stainless steel covers all, to ease decontamination and resist corrosive decontaminants. The MPC can maintain temperatures and humidity to replicate most of the world's environments.

  • New timing system to be used at 2016 Bataan memorial event

    Aug 13, 2015

    A new timing system will allow marchers and their family members to receive accurate times throughout the course of the Bataan Memorial Death March through the use of an app. Innovative Timing System, LLC. will take over timing for next year's march, scheduled for March 20 at White Sands Missile Range.

  • ATEC champions nursing mothers in the workplace

    Aug 12, 2015

    Mirroring the nationally recognized Federal Nursing Mother's Program, the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued a Nursing Mother's Policy April 14 permitting nursing mothers time and a private area to express breast milk while at work.

  • Col. Gregg retires after more than 26 years of service

    Aug 11, 2015

  • Local students attend camp on military installation

    Aug 10, 2015

    Students from local middle and high schools from the surrounding White Sands Missile Range area received an opportunity of a lifetime when they were selected to attend the annual Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Sciences weeklong camps which were held at WSMR July 20-31.

  • Tapping the sun: Building resilience by going solar

    Aug 6, 2015

    Dugway Proving Ground is taking its first step on its way to become more resilient by building a new, environmentally friendly and renewable solar array. The array will collect the sunlight to provide electricity to the installation's homes, buildings and test areas of its vast nearly 700,000-acre remote site.

  • Army Evaluation Center welcomes new director

    Aug 4, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (August 3, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's (ATEC) Army Evaluation Center (AEC), welcomed its new Director, James C. Cooke, during a change of responsibility ceremony July 30 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Yuma Proving Ground: Enabling pilots to "see" through clouds of dust

    Aug 3, 2015

    The Army's chief acquisition executive, Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, spent a full day at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in late June to learn about technologies being developed and tested that allow helicopter pilots to "see" through otherwise obscure clouds of blinding desert dust. Shyu received detailed briefings from senior program officials, but the highlight was flying downrange to view that technology in action in a real-world setting.

  • High performance aircraft bolster U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground operations

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's 2,000 square miles of restricted airspace is getting busier. Since late last year, a U.S. Army Special Operations Command flight detachment has operated at the proving ground to support the expanding operations of the Military Freefall School, the tenant unit that trains elite parachutists.

  • Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

    Jul 31, 2015

    Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

  • Army to develop cyber campus in Alabama

    Jul 30, 2015

    In January 2015, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center acquired two Redstone Arsenal buildings, which are being dedicated to the cybersecurity mission.

  • Day of rockets tests improved launch vehicle

    Jul 29, 2015

    Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Rocket Launch System. The test, conducted at WSMR's G-16 impact area saw an M270A1 MLRS vehicle equipped with a new armored cab, fire 138 rockets to ensure the improvements didn't negatively impact the vehicles' mission performance.

  • Natick investigates high-barrier, non-foil materials for food packaging

    Jul 28, 2015

    Scientists at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are investigating high-barrier, non-foil materials, which have the potential to be lighter in weight, less expensive, and more environmentally friendly than foil-based packaging.

  • ATEC resiliency training helps workforce discover character strengths

    Jul 28, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 27, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Master Resiliency Trainers (MRT) assisted the ATEC workforce in discovering their character strengths, and how to leverage them, during this month's resiliency training July 8 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground-North Recreation Center.

  • Commentary: Army science, technology drive innovation

    Jul 27, 2015

    Scientists and engineers from across government, industry and academia are searching for technology solutions to bring empower American warfighters. Innovation is the fuel for the Army of the future.

  • U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground gets new commander

    Jul 27, 2015

    Col. Sean G. Kirschner assumes command of U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, July 22 on the parade ground in English Village. Presiding over the ceremony was Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, Commander, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. Kirschner replaces Col. Ronald F. Fizer the out-going commander.

  • Army leaders meet at West Point, strategize Army Ethic

    Jul 27, 2015

    The most senior leaders of the Army gathered at the U.S. Military Academy for a two-day discussion on the strategic stewardship of the Army profession.

  • McHugh delivers capstone address at Army War College

    Jul 24, 2015

    Army Secretary John M. McHugh delivered the capstone address to the Army War College student body in Bliss Hall, July 23, culminating the Distance Education Class of 2015's 2nd resident phase at Carlisle.

  • Odierno discusses challenges with leaders

    Jul 24, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met with leaders, officers and senior noncommissioned officers during a visit to the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson to address challenges Soldiers face daily, July 23.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground garrison leadership changes hands

    Jul 22, 2015

    Col. James E. Davis assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground during a change of command ceremony at the APG post theater July 22. Davis succeeds Col. Gregory R. McClinton who served as the APG Garrison Commander for three years. Davis D. Tindoll Jr., director, Atlantic Region, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) served as the reviewing officer.

  • New night vision gear allows Soldiers to accurately shoot from hip

    Jul 22, 2015

    New night-vision equipment promises an enhanced image of the battlefield and frees Soldiers from using traditional firing positions.

  • 2015 Antiterrorism Awareness Message

    Jul 21, 2015

  • Future Army nanosatellites to empower Soldiers

    Jul 20, 2015

    One Army project is making the future of satellite communications more responsive to Soldiers' needs.

  • CECOM's women's workshop series Powers Up

    Jul 17, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MARYLAND (July 16, 2015) -- With hands raised in unison, more than 70 participants vowed to "power up their brand" during a workshop hosted by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) held at the Team C4ISR Mallette Training Facility (MTF) here Wednesday.

  • Nanosatellites may soon communicate with Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2015

    Tiny Army satellites may someday provide Soldiers with voice, data and even visual communications in remote areas, which lack such communications.

  • Jack Rabbit II partnership helps develop plans to protect communities from chlorine incidents

    Jul 16, 2015

    "The JRII test program will provide data to help modelers more accurately predict downwind chlorine plume concentrations and behavior. This information is invaluable to first responders and military personnel who are involved in responding to unintended chlorine releases" said Damon Nicholson, the DPG Jack Rabbit II program manager.

  • Dugway Proving Ground: 'Truly amazing infrastructure'

    Jul 16, 2015

    A good way to learn more about an Army installation is to ask for a tour. That's exactly what the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce did June 30 at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground. The goal was a behind the gate, in-depth look at the mission of the test center's facilities, which have a direct impact on local economies.

  • Getting Requirements Right

    Jul 14, 2015

    The Army delivered mission-essential and lifesaving QRCs to Soldiers during more than a dozen years at war. As a result, the Army is faced with the challenge of documenting requirements in order to transition those capabilities to programs of record. The following observations and opinions derive not just from personal experiences, but from professional discussions with peers, subordinates and leaders in TRADOC and the acquisition workforce. This article was originally published in the July - September 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Yuma Proving Ground STEM outreach an example for others

    Jul 13, 2015

    Many times, careers are more a matter of chance and inspiration than destiny. As such, a variety of U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) outreach programs encourage local youngsters to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in hopes of them one day becoming members of the Army workforce.

  • Another USAEPG employee wins the Civilian of the Month award

    Jul 13, 2015

    Col. Thomas Boone, Fort Huachuca Garrison commander, presents Mary Skinner, a Data Reduction Specialist at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG), with the Civilian of the Month Award.

  • Army Colonel reflects on 30 year career at his retirement ceremony

    Jul 13, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 8, 2015) -- Col. Greg W. Dreisbach retired after a 30-year career during a June 23, 2015 retirement ceremony held at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's headquarters building.

  • ATEC Human Resources Director retires after nearly 34 years

    Jul 10, 2015

    The Human Resources Director for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) bid farewell during her retirement ceremony June 25 on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).

  • Innovative Army technology gains new potential

    Jul 9, 2015

    As drone technology gains greater public attention, along with its potential for hostile action against American targets, Army engineers adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers.

  • High school students experience rocket science at White Sands Missile Ranger

    Jul 9, 2015

    Students from five Texas area high schools had an opportunity to experience the life of a rocket scientist during a Student Rocket Launch on White Sands Missile Range July 6-8. Four students from Marble Falls High School were the first to attempt to launch their 450 pound rocket on July 6. Eight students at the school were involved in building and designing the 18 � foot long rocket as part of the SystemsGo program. Students were hoping their rocket would go up to 100,000 feet.

  • ATEC commander throws first pitch opening night

    Jul 2, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler, commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, throws out the first pitch for an Aberdeen IronBirds baseball game, June 19, at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen during Opening Night ceremonies.

  • Navy integrated test intercepts high-speed target at White Sands Missile Range

    Jul 2, 2015

    Members of the White Sands Missile Range Naval detachment conducted a live fire system test June 10, successfully engaging a supersonic target in support of enhancing Navy air defense capabilities. Supporting the Naval Integrated Fire Control - Counter Air program, the test saw a Navy Standard Missile use data from an airborne sensor to shoot down a target representative of an aircraft exceeding the speed of sound. This is the first time the system has been used against a target of this type.

  • Cutting edge radar unit proves its mettle at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Jul 1, 2015

    The truck-based Army-Navy Transportable Multipurpose Radar (AN/TPQ-53) system detects incoming rounds surrounding its location, both warning Soldiers of the imminent barrage and allowing them to pinpoint return fire. U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground conducted extensive developmental testing on the radar and recently hosted a multi-week operational test where Soldiers of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, North Carolina used it in real world conditions.

  • Fort Huachuca hosts U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground Change of Command Ceremony

    Jul 1, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's U.S. Electronic Proving Ground (EPG) welcomed its new Commander, Col. Donald "Brent" Wilhide at the change of command ceremony at Brown Parade Field Wednesday.

  • 'Required' Reading: Latest Army AL&T magazine online

    Jul 1, 2015

    The newest edition of Army AL&T magazine is all about requirements and in keeping with the theme, this "required" reading is now available online.

  • Unmanned aircraft team, recruiters support concert

    Jun 30, 2015

    CULLMAN -- Members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and members from the local Army Recruiting Battalion joined forces to support the Rock the South concert and festival June 19-20.

  • Armed Scout Helicopter team enters new chapter

    Jun 30, 2015

    There was no pomp or circumstance at this ceremony. Just a simple and small gathering of colleagues and friends from the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office, the Program Executive Office for Aviation, and some members of the Redstone-Huntsville community. The focus of the Armed Scout Helicopter change of responsibility ceremony, in which Col. James Kennedy relinquished responsibility to his deputy Jimmy Downs on June 18, was about what makes up ASH Project Office -- its people.

  • Redstone Test Center Rotorheads Endure Heat for Love of the Game

    Jun 29, 2015

    At the height of the summer time heat, the Redstone Test Center Roterheads are hoping to stay hot and ride their wave of summertime success into the upcoming Division C softball tournament.

  • USAEPG NCOs and MI School AIT Students volunteer at Tombstone Animal Shelter

    Jun 29, 2015

    A group of noncommissioned officers from the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG), pose with advanced individual training students from the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., at a joint unit project at the Tombstone Animal Shelter, June 20.

  • Wellness Program offers healthy choices

    Jun 26, 2015

    White Sands Missile Range's Wellness Program, which officially kicked-off April 20, is in full swing with well over 60 participants signed up and participating in not only physical activities but health and wellness courses as well.

  • White Sands working to reduce installation footprint

    Jun 26, 2015

    Relocating offices and workspaces to other, sometimes smaller, accommodations can be frustrating and seem irrational. But there is definitely a rationale behind the series of upcoming moves--to reduce waste. Through a directive from the Department of the Army, White Sands Missile Range is working to reduce the installation's "Footprint" by finding ways to work more efficiently in fewer buildings.

  • ATEC promotes Army Voting Assistance Program command-wide

    Jun 25, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 17, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command takes the lead on executing its version of the Army's Voting Assistance Program to educate its workforce about voting and the absentee voting process in preparation for the 2015 mid-term elections.

  • Dugway Proving Ground completes second successful Sophos / Kydoimos

    Jun 24, 2015

    For the second year, U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) hosted its annual challenge for instruments that detect, analyze or capture samples of biological or chemical agents. No actual agent was used. Simulants -- benign substances with characteristics similar to actual agent -- were used exclusively.

  • 65th Field Artillery Brigade "Horse Blanket" a success

    Jun 24, 2015

    Conditions at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) for training with their M109A6 "Paladin" self-propelled howitzers was nearly ideal: unusually heavy rains stifled the dust, cooled the desert days to a comfortable 75 degrees and eliminated brush fire hazards. 1st Lt. Jed Morris, executive officer of Charlie Battery -- and a captain with the DPG Fire Department -- said the unusually wet May didn't hinder the mission. "We shot a lot of rounds, especially the first day," Morris said. "We had a lot of rain and lightning."

  • ATEC Family learns to 'bounce back' at spiritual resilience retreat

    Jun 22, 2015

    NORTH EAST, Md. (June 19, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Chaplain Office hosted its Spiritual Resiliency Retreat for the workforce, June 5-7, at Sandy Cove Ministries in North East, Maryland.

  • Young student scientists represent the future

    Jun 18, 2015

    Middle school students convening here this week for the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event were told they had become honorary U.S. Army scientists and engineers and that they represent the future of the American scientific community.

  • Electronic Proving Ground rapidly responds to Army radio test needs

    Jun 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) recently completed a vendor qualification event for a new Army radio system.

  • New commander takes lead of Army's test and evaluation mission

    Jun 15, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 15, 2015) -- Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley relinquished command of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command to Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler during a change of command ceremony on the front lawn of the command headquarters, June 15, at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • White Sands Missile Range employee trains for world competition

    Jun 12, 2015

    Elizabeth Teague, 41, a White Sands Missile Range Test Engineer at the Center for Countermeasures is preparing to compete at a track and field world competition in August.

  • ATC personnel conduct 'Operation STEM' Day for local middle school students

    Jun 11, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 5, 2015) -- The Aberdeen Test Center hosted a group of eighth grade Aberdeen Middle School students at its first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math outreach event, 'Operation STEM,' May 21 at the Automotive Technology Evaluation Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • ATEC volunteers participate in capstone STEM event at local high school

    Jun 11, 2015

    ELKTON, Md. (June 5, 2015) -- U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command personnel, along with other Aberdeen Proving Ground personnel, volunteered to serve as mentors as part of the Cecil County Public Schools' science, technology, engineering and mathematics annual event, the 2014-2015 STEM Gallery Walk of Capstone Projects, May 26, at Elkton High School.

  • U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground hosts Women in Leadership event

    Jun 10, 2015

    Col. Ray Compton, commander of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, welcomes attendees to a Women in Leadership session hosted by USAEPG, June 2.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • New military ambulance rumbles through U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Jun 9, 2015

    Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, high, heavily-armored vehicles with a unique V-shaped hull that funnels ground explosions from roadside bombs out from the undercarriage, have saved countless American Soldiers and was fielded overseas rapidly thanks in part to extensive durability testing conducted at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). The MaxxPro Ambulance variant is capable of venturing into live fire zones to extract and transport the wounded to safety and medical assistance, and recently underwent a limited user test at YPG.

  • TEAM ATEC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jun 8, 2015

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command officially welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew B. Connette, during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony, June 4, at ATEC Headquarters.