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  • Army Chief of Chaplains encourages personnel to have faith for tomorrow

    May 19, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, hosted ATEC's Spiritual Resilience Prayer Luncheon at Aberdeen Proving Ground, May 12, as part of ATEC's Ready and Resilient effort promoting spiritual fitness amongst the workforce.

  • ATEC NCO Bids Farewell after 27 years of service

    May 19, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, honored Sgt. 1st Class William R. Benjamin, former ATEC chaplain assistant, for his impactful contributions to the Army over his 27 years of service during his retirement ceremony May 7 at ATEC Headquarters.

  • Army researchers develop cold-spray system, transition to industry

    May 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has developed a novel, hybrid cold-spray system, in collaboration with the South Dakota School of Mines, which is being transitioned throughout the Department of Defense and is anticipated to save millions of dollars in sustainment costs.

  • ATC guest speaker, MG Singh, shares thoughts on leadership

    May 18, 2015

    Maryland National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh, presented her thoughts on leadership during Aberdeen Test Center's quarterly 'Women in Leadership' Session May 6 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Hon. Shyu on NIE: the Army has benefited tremendously

    May 18, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, Hon. Heidi Shyu, touched down at Fort Bliss, Texas, this past week to obtain Soldier feedback on the systems being evaluated during Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 or NIE.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • 100 ton event served as dress rehearsal for Trinity Site

    May 15, 2015

    About 800 yards south of ground zero at Trinity Site, construction engineers built a heavy-duty 20-foot wooden platform. It had to be sturdy because they then stacked 108 tons of TNT on top of it. Then, on May 7, 1945, well before dawn, the neatly stacked boxes of TNT were detonated.

  • Why We Serve: Honor

    May 12, 2015

  • Mortar ballistic cannon tube shows its stuff at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    May 11, 2015

    Mortar projectile technology has advanced tremedously in recent years, yet the tubes from which they are fired have remained unchanged since the early 1990s. Currently, a ballistic tube for use with the 120 mm mortar, the largest in the Army's inventory, is undergoing initial testing at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG).

  • Civilian takes reins of fixed wing aircraft product office

    May 11, 2015

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation held its first change of charter in which a Department of the Army civilian assumed responsibility as a centralized selection board civilian product director.

  • Army fixed wing product manager bids adieu, receives honors

    May 11, 2015

    One of Army aviation's "bright minds" bid farewell to colleagues, peers and friends during a retirement ceremony April 30. Lt. Col. Brian Forrest, outgoing Special Electronic Mission Aircraft product manager, retired from the Army after more than 21 years of active duty military service.

  • Army activates new aviation cargo product directorate

    May 11, 2015

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation marked a milestone with the activation of the Cargo International product directorate during a ceremony May 7.

  • Armed reconnaissance helicopter ends journey

    May 11, 2015

    The Army has closed an important chapter in Army aviation. Joined by colleagues, Army aviators and friends, the product office for Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter cased its colors during a ceremony May 7.

  • Aviation officer, 'servant leader' retires

    May 11, 2015

    The Army said farewell to one of its finest aviators and leaders. Lt. Col. Mathew "Kirk" McCauley was recognized for his lifelong dedication and accomplishments in the Army after more than 20 years of military service and relinquished his responsibility as the product director for the Army's fixed wing fleet of Transport Aircraft during a retirement ceremony May 5.

  • Dugway Proving Ground Provides "Room" to "Boom" for Marines

    May 7, 2015

    About 125 plus members of the 4th LAR maneuvered their Light Armored Vehicle (LAV25) across the sage-covered desert April 18, firing its 25mm chain gun, and 7.62mm machine guns, at targets between 200 and 1,000 yards. Two LAV25s at a time went forward, 100 meters apart, opening fire on a range that goes on for miles across the remote desert of northwestern Utah. For the Marines, it was liberating.

  • Buena High School cadets honored during JROTC change of command

    May 7, 2015

    Col. Ray Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG), and Sgt. Maj. John Herring, USAEPG sergeant major, stand with outgoing Buena High School JROTC cadet commander, Cadet Lt. Col. Byanka Padilla, and incoming JROTC cadet commander, Cadet Lt. Col. Ricardo Damiani, following the Buena High School JROTC change of command ceremony on May 6 here in Sierra Vista.

  • Saving lives, property and the environment through active testing

    May 7, 2015

    Over the past twenty years there have been several accidents resulting in chlorine releases throughout the United States. The risks to personnel and the resources required when responding to releases demonstrated why conducting these tests at Dugway Proving Ground and collecting the data is so important.

  • Redstone Test Center reaches new heights with weapon telemetry

    May 6, 2015

    Engineers at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Redstone Test Center have successfully redesigned a new universal telemetry kit that can handle virtually all Hellfire data inputs from warhead replacement to tactical.

  • Redstone Test Center youngsters see real live Avengers

    May 6, 2015

    More than 100 children visited Redstone Test Center Thursday, April 23 in honor of "Bring Your Child to Work Day."

  • Researchers create virtual humans

    May 5, 2015

    New research aims to get robots and humans to speak the same language to improve communication in fast-moving and unpredictable situations.

  • SHARP 'Got Your Back' training comes to WSMR

    May 5, 2015

    White Sands Missile Range personnel participated in the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, SHARP, Got Your Back training at the Post Theater Apr. 22 and 23.

  • A cycle of hopes and dreams: Work at YPG

    May 5, 2015

    Yuma Proving Ground is the largest single employer in Yuma County, with a workforce of approximately 3,000 employees, both military and civilian, in addition to 9,000 to 10,000 military personnel who circulate through annually. The county estimates that it has an economic impact of around $425 million locally.

  • WSMR selects Volunteer of the Year

    May 5, 2015

  • One of the last Bataan survivors dies

    May 5, 2015

    Harry Edward Steen Sr., one of El Paso's last remaining survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War II, was remembered April 21 for his tenacity and his attitude to keep going, no matter what the circumstances. Steen, who spent more than three years in Japanese prison camps, died in his sleep the morning of April 18 at his East El Paso home. He was 97.

  • Junior leadership

    May 5, 2015

  • State Police conduct EOD training on post

    May 5, 2015

  • Soldier-led Army modernization efforts kick off as NIE 15.2 begins

    May 5, 2015

    As the Army continues to focus on readiness and modernization, Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, just kicked off their assessment of various capabilities. They are doing so through Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 or NIE, which is an initiative that will provide capabilities to the network in 2020.

  • Army Proving Ground opens opportunities for Soldiers in Warrior Transition Units

    May 5, 2015

    Soldier and member of the Army Team, 1st Sgt. Sandy Silvas from the Scottsdale, Arizona-based 387th Engineering Company reviews a Ground Based Operational Surveillance System, on April 28 as part of his recovery through an Army Warrior Transition Unit.

  • 94th Training Division Soldiers, special friend run to honor the fallen

    May 3, 2015

    Fort Lee, Va. (May 3, 2015) -- Jean Matthews joined approximately 45 Reserve Soldiers from the 94th Training Division's headquarters company, along with Active Duty Soldiers and civilians from Fort Lee and surrounding areas, to participate in the "Run for the Fallen" in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation's freedom. Mathews ran in memory of her late husband, Master Sgt. Joe Mathews, one of four Soldiers the 94th has lost within the last five years.

  • 80th Training Command familiarizes new leaders with The Army School System

    May 3, 2015

    After spending a week attending The Army School System Leader Course hosted by the 80th Training Command, Sgt. 1st Class Howard Dennis, who has spent the majority of his Army career in the operational and functional environment, said the class has given him a better understanding of TASS. The course, conducted quarterly, familiarizes leaders who transfer from the operational and functional environment with TASS policies and procedures in accordance with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Regulation 350-18.

  • SHARP Vignettes

    May 1, 2015

  • U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Take Your Daughter and Son To Work Day

    May 1, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command launched its third annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day" April 23 at the ATEC Headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • APG SHARP Resource Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

    May 1, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, Resource Center officially opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted on April 15.

  • ATEC's Headquarters and Headquarters Company Change of Responsibility

    Apr 30, 2015

  • STEM students learn about the profession from Army Electronic Proving Ground volunteers

    Apr 30, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Luciano Gonzalez, an intern at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) answers questions about his experiences from students in Karl Griffor's STEM class, part of the Specials Program at Smith Middle School on April 24. Gonzalez was part of a larger community outreach program at USAEPG to broaden and enrich local students' understanding of STEM and the opportunities within the Army for STEM professionals. USAEPG is the Army designated developmental tester for systems that involve command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

  • Multimedia students pitch creative video ideas to Army Commander

    Apr 30, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Team "Divergence" pitches their idea using a storyboard to the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) Commander, Col. Ray Compton on April 24 at Smith Middle School, here. The students' pitch was the culminating event for the students as they learned to plan and budget resources for producing a creative product like videos, using USAEPG as the topic matter. USAEPG is headquartered at Fort Huachuca and is the Army's designated developmental tester for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

  • Army Test Center showcases automotive and ammunition test capability to Army DAS

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Director of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. William T. Grisoli, drove full-speed ahead in an Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle at the Automotive Technology Evaluation Facility test track April 22 at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Aberdeen Test Center.

  • Tactical Training Center-Dix Instructors, students endorse new Army Learning Module

    Apr 29, 2015

    Nearly two years ago, Staff Sgt. Thomas Gambrel attended the Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course designed to have Army Reserve instructors modify their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a more facilitative approach. Now Gambrel says, in 2015 the new standard is paying dividends at Tactical Training Center-Dix where he's an assistant instructor teaching the Army Plumber Course. This teaching style, which implements principles of adult learning is meant for established Soldiers looking to learn an additional Military Occupational Specialty. It reduces instructor-led slide presentations and incorporates students' knowledge, skills, and experiences.

  • Team Huachuca synergy makes language translation system test a reality

    Apr 28, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- It is often remarked that Fort Huachuca offers something unique to the Army, a synergy in the Intelligence community only possible here and for the on-going test of a new foreign language translation system that synergy is a reality.

  • Who you gonna call?

    Apr 28, 2015

    Carmen Chastain, personnel operations specialist responsible for coordinating the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground's (USAEPG) civilian incentives and awards programs, the Total Army Performance Evaluation System (TAPES) and is USAEPG's liaison to the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at Fort Huachuca.

  • Practical Advice to Combat Sexual Assault

    Apr 28, 2015

    U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground's Sisters in Arms sponsored a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Month program April 21 at the Community Club. The program is designed to heighten awareness of sexual assault and the effects it has on victims, as well as their families, friends and coworkers.

  • 80th Training Command logistician earns top honor

    Apr 27, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.

  • Air Force tests howitzer fuze at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Apr 27, 2015

    Fuzes are vitally important to artillery-- they not only trigger the round's detonation, but also have safety features to prevent a shell from exploding while being handled prior to firing, or from detonating too soon. U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground has decades of experience testing fuzes for the Army and Marine Corps, and in some special cases for the Air Force, as well.

  • ATEC test, evaluation expert says Force 2025 requires early 'Discovery Learning'

    Apr 23, 2015

    Dave Jimenez, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command deputy to the commanding general, briefed industry on how ATEC plans to support a leaner, more capable force in 2025 during an Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association luncheon April 8 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • OTC hosts Best Warrior competition

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army Test and Evaluation Command and its subordinate command, the U.S. Army Operational Test Command, hosted its first Best Warrior Competition April 13-Friday at West Fort Hood.

  • ATEC's resiliency training explores steps to Problem Solving

    Apr 23, 2015

    One of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Master Resiliency Trainers, Sgt. 1st Class Jason Barrett, teaches 'Problem Solving' during the monthly resiliency training April 9 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Trail Bosses' leadership streamlines validation for Network Integration Evaluation 15.2

    Apr 23, 2015

    Systems gearing up to be evaluated during Network Integration Evaluation 15.2, also known as NIE, finished spending their final weeks within the controlled Integration Motor Pool. During the Validation Exercise or VALEX, System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, power up equipment integrated onto vehicles in order to establish and validate the network.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • Workforce happiness increases morale

    Apr 23, 2015

    Happy people happy workplace was the underlying theme for this year's Safety Stand Down April 14 at White Sands Missile Range.

  • White Sands School Robotics Team to compete at world championship

    Apr 21, 2015

    Four students from White Sands School have been selected to compete at the World Championships Vex Robotics competition in Louisville, Kentucky April 15-18.

  • Women in STEM: ATEC leader trades corner office for retirement

    Apr 21, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- (April 15, 2015) The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command wants to share the stories of its extraordinary women leaders, military and civilian, who achieved career success despite obstacles in their path and challenges to overcome.

  • Yuma students examine advanced careers at YPG

    Apr 20, 2015

    Career success in today's world involves grit and determination, as in past decades, but many modern careers require education and skill achievements never before necessary. In an effort to expose Yuma's young people to careers in the technical fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, eight busloads of local high school, college and elementary school students made a five hour visit to U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in mid-April.

  • Army regs prohibit eating popular health bar-Hemp seeds source of protein, banned by DA

    Apr 17, 2015

    For anyone who relies on protein bars as an afternoon or after workout snack, they should be warned about nonmilitary friendly ingredients in their all-natural selections. Natural food snacks, like the Kind Companies Strong & Kind bars, are off limits to military personnel and DOD civilians because they contain hemp seeds. While the seeds are a natural source of protein and have high content of necessary vitamins they are off limits as a food source due to the possibility of ingesting THC.

  • Mayor of Aberdeen visits Aberdeen Test Center

    Apr 17, 2015

  • From combat to connoisseur--one vets journey

    Apr 17, 2015

    When Fred Minnick joined the Oklahoma National Guard, becoming the bourbon industry's foremost spirits tasting expert was not on his mind. In fact, "bourbon" wasn't really part of his vocabulary. But a 2003-2004 deployment to Mosul, Iraq and therapy for PTSD changed all that.

  • 800th LSB Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductee exemplifies professionalism

    Apr 17, 2015

    Staff Sgt. William Fleming's induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club represents the third accomplishment on his military bucket list. The Reserve Soldier completed airborne and air assault schools while on active duty, and now has his sights on becoming a drill sergeant and ultimately a command sergeant major.

  • ATEC hosts first DA test ammunitions workshop at APG

    Apr 16, 2015

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Logistics Directorate hosted the first Department of the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans Test Munitions Management workshop on March 25 and 26.

  • System undergoes technical demonstration, heads to South Korea

    Apr 16, 2015

    An innovative system to warn of a biological attack recently underwent an advanced technical demonstration at Dugway Proving Ground, and is now in South Korea for an operations demonstration by Soldiers.

  • Promotions are a family affair

    Apr 15, 2015

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 James R. Williams, Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, officer in charge for the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground receives the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 during his promotion ceremony April 1.

  • Hula-hoop yourself to a healthier body

    Apr 15, 2015

    Physical exercise is an important part of the Army's Ready and Resilient campaign, and there are numerous ways to make exercising fun. Beth Lumsden and Amanda Quintero of U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground utilize the hula hoop as part of their exercise routine.

  • Dugway Builds Annex to Test Defenses Against Biological Weapons

    Apr 15, 2015

    While the exterior of a $30 million annex to test defenses against biological weapons at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) is nearly complete, much interior work remains. Completion of the 41,200 square foot facility is expected this summer or early fall.

  • Yuma Proving Ground helps ensure reliability of guided munitions

    Apr 14, 2015

    Whenever the U.S. military fires an artillery round, the reliability of that round was meticulously proven at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, long before making it into the hands of Soldiers.

  • The education of a team lead

    Apr 14, 2015

    Omar Silva, team leader for the ground combat special projects team at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, is the epitome of the up and coming generation of proving ground leadership: locally raised, outgoing, thriving through growth and change. His education as a team leader was earned both in the classroom and on the test range.

  • ATEC Chaplain's Assistant is promoted to SFC

    Apr 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Chaplain COL Mark A. Penfold (left) congratulates ATEC's Chaplains Assistant, Sgt. 1st Class Edward Neroes Jr., (middle) and his wife, Sohja, at Neroes' promotion ceremony, April 8, at ATEC headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Chief of Naval Operations visits White Sands Missile Range

    Apr 10, 2015

    U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert was at White Sands Missile Range March 25 to visit the Navy operations.

  • Trinity Site Open House breaks record with over 5,500 people on 70th Anniversary

    Apr 10, 2015

    Over 5,500 visitors from around the world made the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear bomb test at Trinity Site on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico a record breaking event.

  • ATC experts recognized at annual ITEA award luncheon, CG talks future of T&E

    Apr 9, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, congratulated three Aberdeen Test Center personnel at the International Test and Evaluation Association Francis Scott Key Chapter's annual awards luncheon at the Top of the Bay on Aberdeen Proving Ground April 1.

  • 158th Infantry Brigade Honored for Safety Achievements

    Apr 9, 2015

    The hard work necessary to build a successful safety culture within the 158th Infantry Brigade, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, was recognized in a ceremony April 8 at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Time flies for former football player and elite jet pilot

    Apr 8, 2015

    Countless youngsters dream of becoming a professional football player or a military jet fighter pilot. Few achieve either, which puts U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground pilot Richard Smith in elite company.

  • Odierno stresses modernization during Aberdeen Proving Ground visit

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 7, to observe several of the Army's signature modernization efforts and encourage Soldiers and civilians to "keep driving forward."

  • ATEC Chaplain Tours Dugway Proving Ground Test Center

    Apr 8, 2015

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- Chaplain (Col.) Mark A. Penfold of the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) toured the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) facilities March 16 at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), Utah.

  • Army, industry discuss common modular open architecture

    Apr 7, 2015

    Army engineers met with more than 100 industry representatives to discuss efforts to integrate communications, electronic warfare, and position, navigation and timing capabilities into common modular hardware during the technology day here April 1.

  • Yuma Proving Ground: Community rallies around supporting military

    Apr 7, 2015

    It is estimated that about 1 percent of Americans serve in uniform at any one time, making their protective services to the nation of inestimable value. Many communities throughout the country formed military support organizations in past decades to honor those who serve and defend individual bases from encroachment and other issues with potential negative impacts.

  • ATEC launches mentorship, program encourage professional leader development

    Apr 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command conducted its first speed mentoring session at Aberdeen Proving Ground Recreation Center, March 30, as part of its new mentorship program to provide a forum for employees at all levels to partner for excellence in order to enhance their performance, achieve their professional goals, and fulfill the command's mission.

  • Weight Loss

    Apr 7, 2015

    What do you do when one morning you wake up and realize your entire future is on a time limit? For one Soldier from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, the answer was simple, you get to work. Specialist Jordean Matthews introduces us to someone who makes a change within herself.

  • Army receives 100th E model Apache

    Apr 7, 2015

    The Army marked another milestone and accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache attack helicopter from Boeing on March 20.

  • Military family settling into Madison life

    Apr 6, 2015

    Military family, John and Jenny Plitsch, describe the importance of working together in the ups and downs of deployment and how they raise four young children in the military community.

  • Test directorate practices emergency response

    Apr 6, 2015

    Redstone Test Center's Missile and Sensors Test Directorate conducted a simulated spill of liquid oxidizer at Test Area 5 March 25 to evaluate and test the emergency action and accident notification plan, while at the same time providing realistic training.

  • Fort Detrick Breaks Ground on Renewable Energy Project

    Apr 6, 2015

    Fort Detrick and U.S. Army leadership, alongside federal, state and local officials, broke ground on an estimated $35 million dollar project to install solar panels that will provide Fort Detrick with renewable energy on Wednesday, April 1.

  • Electronic Proving Ground Commander shares lessons learned with ready-to commission cadets

    Apr 6, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Col. Ray Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG), leads University of Arizona Army ROTC senior cadets in an interpersonal relationship exercise, shaking hands with fellow cadets on April 2. The exercise was part of a larger mentorship session, where Compton shared his experiences with the soon-to-commission cadets, offered advice on how to be successful in their first years as an officer and also technology's future in the Army. USAEPG is the Army designated developmental tester for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

  • One round every two minutes: Critical artillery test conducted at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Apr 6, 2015

    YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. - U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is the Army's premier range for artillery testing. A grand total of the tonnage of artillery fired at YPG across its seven decades of existence would be a staggering figure. Yet few individual tests in the proving ground's history could rival the nearly 3,000 artillery rounds fired over the course of 11 days this past December.

  • Team Huachuca comes together to test new translation system

    Apr 6, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Col. Ray Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) addresses the Soldiers and civilians in a welcome and safety brief before starting an assessment event of a real-time translation system on April 3. The assessment event represents the capability of Fort Huachuca, involving testers from USAEPG, observers and linguists from the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, managers from the TRADOC Capabilities Manager and Soldiers as the users, all at Fort Huachuca. USAEPG is the Army designated developmental tester for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems, which includes intelligence systems like the candidate system being assessed.

  • Month of the Military Child: Ready, set… go!

    Apr 6, 2015

    April is recognized annually by the Army and other military services as the Month of the Military Child. During this month, the military acknowledges and shows appreciation for the service of America's youngest volunteers.

  • 'Masterworks' Series: Army Ground Forces Band performs with guest conductor

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command's musical element - The Army Ground Forces Band - performed with guest conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant during a "Masterworks Series" concert at the High Point Theatre March 31.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • ATEC equal opportunity advisor retires after 22-year Army career

    Apr 3, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 1, 2015) -- Sgt. 1st Class Howard J. Norcross, Equal Opportunity Advisor for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Equal Opportunity Employment Office, retired after a 22-year career during a Jan. 29, 2015 ceremony here.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • Resiliency: How one Soldier deals with stress

    Apr 1, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Murphy is the non-commissioned officer in charge of the Mission Command and Network Test Directorate at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, headquartered at Fort Huachuca and a Soldier for Life.

  • Military Evaluator retires at rank of colonel

    Mar 31, 2015

    Col. Charles Ames, military evaluator with the Army Evaluation Center, retires at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

  • ATEC command sergeant major relinquishes responsibility

    Mar 31, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald E. Orosz, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's command sergeant major, bid farewell during his relinquishment of responsibility ceremony, March 26, on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Capitalize on the heritage; act with courage

    Mar 31, 2015

    This year is the 35th anniversary of the Women's History Movement and the National Women's History Project. The theme is to weave women's stories -- individually and collectively -- into the essential fabric of our nation's history. Sheryl Grubb chief, Dugway Public Affairs Office speaks on empowering women in the workforce. She is a four-time nominee for the Athena Award, which embodies the highest level of professional excellence in business or profession and actively assists women to realize their potential.

  • The faces behind the computer screens

    Mar 31, 2015

    Pictured here are the faces of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground's (USAEPG) Test Analysis Division, Data Processing Team. During Network Integration Evaluation events, and during other tests at USAEPG Fort Huachuca, Ariz., the test team takes data from network traffic and converts the data into a form that can be more easily analyzed when Army radio systems are tested. The test data then becomes more applicable to real-world situations. These are the faces most people never see, but they are the faces of USAEPG's data analysis and reduction team.

  • Civilian Workforce Transformation General Officer Steering Committee meets

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Gwen DeFilippi, center, heads a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon on 18 March 2015.

  • Staying Resilient: Practicing to face change and setbacks

    Mar 30, 2015

    She has been deployed twice to Iraq, while completing an online associate's degree in Human Services at Columbia College. She has done many things on her own, but it wasn't until later in life that she learned better tools to cope with the stresses of life.

  • ATEC talks 'Leading through Change' during Town Hall

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, conducted a town hall meeting with his staff March 16 on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Soldiers, civilians of the Army Electronic Proving Ground learn motorcycle safety

    Mar 30, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) mount up on Fort Huachuca's closed motorcycle safety course for the next block of instruction on March 27. The motorcycle safety course is part of the Army Traffic Safety Training Program and required for riding motorcycles on Army installations. These Soldiers and civilians are taking part of the course for their periodic recertification. USAEPG is the Army designated developmental tester for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

  • University of Arizona cadets get field professional development

    Mar 30, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- University of Arizona cadets begin to move out after reviewing a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle on March 27, as part of field training exercise here. Observing the cadets are Col. Ray Compton (center right), commander of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG), who provided the MRAP and Lt. Col. Dale Barnett (right) the senior instructor for the Univ. of Arizona Army ROTC Professor of Military Science. The MRAP display was part of an officer development program session that Compton provided before the cadets departed for the ruck march. USAEPG is the Army designated developmental tester for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

  • This month in Resiliency: ATEC learns to detect icebergs

    Mar 30, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command built yet another skill for military and civilians during resiliency training March 19 at Aberdeen Proving Ground as part of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program.

  • One round every two minutes: Critical artillery test conducted at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Mar 30, 2015

    A grand total of the tonnage of artillery fired at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground across its seven decades of existence would be a staggering figure. Yet few individual tests in the proving ground's history could rival the nearly 3,000 artillery rounds fired over the course of 11 days this past December.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

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