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  • 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.

  • Team ATEC learns mental resiliency skills at monthly training session

    Jun 4, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 29, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Master Resiliency Trainers discussed two new skills during their monthly resiliency training, May 28, at the Aberdeen Proving Ground North Recreation Center.

  • Soldiers from Electronic Proving Ground volunteer at retirement community

    Jun 4, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Edward Panico and Sgt. Brian Bjorke prepare raise Old Glory outside the Mountain View Garden Retirement Community as part of their volunteer work there on Memorial Day.

  • Army to conduct testing at APG

    Jun 4, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center, located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., plans to support a training exercises that may include military weapons and watercraft beginning on June 8 through 11, both during the day and night.

  • Command establishes enlisted pathways to become a cyber operations specialist

    Jun 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command, or HRC, has announced the personnel transition strategy and procedures for reclassification to Military Occupational Specialty 17C, or MOS 17C, cyber operations specialist, for active-duty Army enlisted personnel.

  • Soldiers make 'better, faster decisions' due to Army modernization

    Jun 3, 2015

    The mission at hand for System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, is to create the architecture and design integration of capability sets, provide support to program managers and field the sets to brigade combat teams.

  • ESGR invities National Guard employers to visit WSMR training site

    Jun 3, 2015

  • Mobile native takes reins of flight test directorate

    Jun 1, 2015

    More than 400 friends, family and Redstone Test Center employees paused Friday, May 29 to welcome the arrival of Maj. Cornelius Allen and bid farewell to Lt. Col. Richard Bratt at the Aviation Flight Directorate change of command ceremony.

  • Team's seasonal icing test for aircraft thaws

    Jun 1, 2015

    After a year's effort, the Redstone Test Center's Icing Team has completed its icing test on Italian helicopter, Agusta-Westland 189, in Marquette, Michigan.

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • ATEC's Headquarters and Headquarters Company welcomes new commander

    May 28, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 20, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command held a change of command ceremony for its Headquarters and Headquarters Company May 14 at the ATEC Headquarters building at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Reconditioned M109A6 Paladins tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    May 26, 2015

    Though the M109A7 or Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) variant, which boasts a slew of upgrades and significant parts compatibility with the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, will eventually replace the entire fleet of M109A6 variants, the transition will take years to fully accomplish, and the Army intends to keep the remaining A6s battle-ready in the meantime. Having seen harsh use in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years, the more badly battered of the A6 fleet are being sent to an Army depot in Anniston, Al., for complete refurbishment. As the vehicles are completed, some are selected to undergo punishing testing at YPG.

  • New air defense system under development tested at WSMR

    May 26, 2015

    A new air defense system under development was demonstrated in a series of events at White Sands Missile Range, or WSMR, the week of March 15. The Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept, or IFPC Inc 2-I, Block 1 program is a new missile-based system currently in development by the Army's Cruise Missile Defense Systems, CMDS, project office part of the program executive office for missiles and space. While still in the early stages, the IFPC Inc 2-I Block 1 program is coming together to become a next generation short and medium range air defense system with a wide and expandable mission set.

  • New Mexico employers tour National Guard training at White Sands Missile Range

    May 26, 2015

    New Mexico employers learned first hand about military training May 1, when they took part in a special Boss Lift tour of White Sands Missile Range training facilities. Sponsored by the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Program, the tour took employers of New Mexico Guardsmen and brought them to WSMR during one of the guard's monthly training events.

  • New air defense system under development being tested at White Sands Missile Range

    May 22, 2015

  • Getting to know Staff Sgt. David Hoisington

    May 21, 2015

    Staff Sgt. David Hoisington from the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command was recently assigned as an enlisted advisor to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate at the Communications-Electronics Command field element and is expected to hold this position until June 2017.

  • "BIPASS" the ER waiting room? Yes!!!

    May 20, 2015

    The Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows some incoming ER patients to bypass the ER waiting room by instantly booking an appointment with a primary care physician instead. Real-time primary care appointment availability can now be viewed on a large-screen display located outside the Emergency Room, on another display for those waiting to be seen inside the ER waiting room, and it's even available online from the GLWACH website for all of GLWACH's TRICARE beneficiaries to use. When cancellations occur, they appear as available appointments almost immediately--within two minutes--on BIPASS. "The BIPASS webpage is the most visited page on our website," said Randall W. Moore II, GLWACH's ER assistant chief.

  • Computer simulations improve lethality

    May 19, 2015

    With the steady increase in computing power, engineers are able to improve lethality with sophisticated computer models by eliminating unworkable designs.

  • 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.