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  • Survivor recalls the Holocaust during APG ceremony

    Apr 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Team APG hosted the annual observance of the Holocaust during the annual Days of Remembrance ceremony at the post theater April 16.

  • Tech Expo adds training sessions to schedule

    Apr 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 500 visitors got a peek at the latest in information technology and office innovations during the 2013 Spring Technology Expo at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center, April 17.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Army, industry discuss Manpack radio path ahead

    Apr 24, 2013

    As the Army prepares to conduct a full and open competition for the Manpack radio, it hosted a forum for potential industry partners to lay out the path ahead and continue dialogue.

  • Smartphones to satellites: Soldiers use new network to prepare for advise, assist mission

    Apr 23, 2013

    During the recent Mountain Peak training event at Fort Drum, N.Y., 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers and leaders said the new network capabilities would support their mission as they prepare for potential deployment to Afghanistan later this year.

  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Out on a Limb

    Apr 22, 2013

    Breaking from its conventional basic research role, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is credited with launching the U.S. military's up-armor revolution that today continues to save Soldiers' lives and limbs by harvesting design, fabrication and fielding solutions -- in house - to thwart evolving threats.

  • Two WSMR organizations were awarded the VPP Star rating

    Apr 22, 2013

    The Volunteer Protection Program, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration cooperative program, awarded its highest rating to two White Sands Missile Range organizations that are the first to receive the rating within the Army Test and Evaluation Command and Installation Management Command.

  • Cemetery verification project kicks off

    Apr 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - In 2009, national media reports of burial record discrepancies at Arlington National Cemetery resulted in a 100 percent gravesite accountability initiative during which all interment records and headstone errors were corrected. Today, digitized images of ANC grave markers, records of interment and geospatial map coordinates are available to the public via an online database. As a result of the system overhaul at ANC, the Secretary of the Army has directed all Army cemeteries to also reach 100 percent accountability and sustainable operations by 2014.

  • APG joins National Take-Back

    Apr 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Army Substance Abuse Program and Directorate of Emergency Services and are co-sponsoring this spring's Drug Take-Back Week April 22-26.

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army's under secretary said with sequestration in place and deep cuts requested, the Army is concerned about how it can train, equip and sustain Soldiers to be ready when called upon.

  • Army researchers improve vehicle design with blast tests

    Apr 16, 2013

    With the growing threat of improvised explosive devices over the past decade, Army researchers have been hard at work testing and evaluating ways to keep Soldiers safe from bomb blasts.

  • Army's financial managers committed to improving fiscal readiness

    Apr 15, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal expressed the Army's appreciation for the vital efforts of uniform and civilian personnel assigned to the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller during an address to the financial managers, April 15, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • New electronic warfare tool offers innovative approach

    Apr 11, 2013

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- Army electronic warfare teams recently developed a powerful new tool to investigate survivability, lethality and vulnerability in Defense Department systems.

  • Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives at-risk youth a second chance

    Apr 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives students withdrawn from high school, ages 16-18, a unique opportunity; a second chance at an education. For 22 weeks, the cadets voluntarily live in the academy's residential program, a structured, disciplined, quasi-military environment. The 17-month program is operated by the Maryland National Guard.

  • Community speaks out against sexual assault

    Apr 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG hosted a breakfast and open discussion forum called "It Timeā€¦.To Talk About It!" a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event, April 3.

  • Do TEL - Jumpstarting your Transition to a Civilian Career

    Apr 10, 2013

    Having an expert on-hand who recognizes the unique skills, talents and abilities associated with serving the nation can make a tremendous difference for a candidate seeking the right fit.

  • April is Month of the Military Child

    Apr 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - April is the Month of the Military Child! This special celebration - a legacy of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger -- was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. During April, Army Garrisons, Child, Youth and School Services programs and Child Development Centers plan numerous events ranging from picnics and parades to recreational fairs and fun festivals -- all to recognize and applaud Families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make in supporting America's Army.

  • APG kicks off month of sexual assault awareness events

    Apr 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG community kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a ceremony at the Post Theater April 2. This year's SAAM theme is, "We own it ... we'll solve it ... together."

  • CAPE educates APG workforce on Army Profession

    Apr 4, 2013

    Members of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command attended an Army Profession seminar conducted by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, or CAPE, here at the Recreation Center March 26.

  • AEC Soldiers engage middle school students

    Apr 3, 2013

    Sgts. 1st Class Vernon Walton and Milvia Kendrick represented the Army's interest in cultivating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professionals at Career Blast 2013 at Cecil College March 20.

  • NCOs, Meet Charlie, the MOS with the Most

    Apr 3, 2013

    MOS 51C offers NCOs what may just be the best opportunity in the Army. There's more than meets the eye in the world of contracting and "Charlie" has a lot to offer. The Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) 51C classification trains noncommissioned officers (NCOs) to be contracting professionals, provides significant career and educational opportunities, and is one of the few areas of the Army that is expected to grow in the near term.

  • Army developing models for most survivable combat vehicle

    Apr 2, 2013

    In order to protect Soldiers' lives, military vehicles in combat must be capable of surviving severe hostile fires. When hit with large hostile fire weapons, internally stowed ammunition may react resulting in catastrophic loss of life and system.

  • Company Command Post Training Sets provide integrated training

    Apr 1, 2013

    As part of its capability set fielding, the Army has fielded Company Command Post training sets that mirror the integrated Capability Set 13 systems that will be provided in theater, enabling companies preparing for deployment to train on the same systems and capabilities they will fall in on when they arrive.

  • Army teams up with Intel to make training virtually a reality

    Mar 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Intel Corporation entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to collaborate and optimize research in virtual training environments.

  • Garrison Town Hall meeting focuses on furloughs

    Mar 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Garrison leadership addressed the workforce on possible furlough actions and more during the quarterly town hall meeting held at the post theater March 26.

  • SAAM events set for April

    Mar 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Team APG will host several events promoting prevention and awareness starting with the April 2 Day of Action. The full morning of events gets off to an early start with a 6:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk starting from Fanshaw Field. After the walk, all are invited to view and sign the "Pledge to Intervene-Act-Motivate" (about 7:30 a.m.) and then help form the Team APG "Human Ribbon."

  • Integration team readies for NIE 13.2, supports network fielding

    Mar 28, 2013

    The Trail Bosses are one of numerous concepts and lessons-learned from the NIEs that are now being applied to the fielding of Capability Set (CS 13), the Army's first fully-integrated, Soldier-vetted package of network equipment to emerge from the NIE process. At the same time that Soldier training, vehicle integration, system check-outs and other preparations are underway here for this spring's NIE 13.2, the Army is fielding and training select Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) with CS 13 as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Test division practices emergency response

    Mar 27, 2013

    Electromagnetic Environment Effects Test Division, Redstone Test Center, conducted a helicopter crash response exercise March 19 to evaluate the Emergency Action Plan of E3 while using internal and external Redstone Arsenal emergency response assets.

  • Interns attend Javelin program test, gain appreciation for Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2013

    Contract specialist interns with the Army Contracting Command attended a Javelin Stockpile Reliability Program test, as well as observed a static display of an inert Javelin inside the launch tube, at Redstone Test Center's Test Area 1 March 5.

  • New sensors test trailer delivers savings for Army

    Mar 25, 2013

    Testing a complex system such as a sensor for the world's most lethal helicopter requires a tool that must be adaptable, agile and precise.

  • Brain injury awareness event March 28

    Mar 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Esteemed experts in the field of adult, child and sports-related brain injuries will speak at a brain injury awareness event held at the post theater March 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Women's event offers career training, celebrates history

    Mar 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 150 Aberdeen Proving Ground employees attended the 23rd Annual Federal Women's Program training conference March 13 at the Mallette Training Center Auditorium on the C4ISR campus.

  • Nominations now open for 37th Army Acquisition Annual Awards

    Mar 21, 2013

    Nominations for individuals and teams are now being accepted for the U.S. Army Acquisition Annual Awards now through June 21. This year marks the 37th anniversary of the awards, which honor and recognize excellence among those military and civilian members of the Army Acquisition Workforce who go above and beyond what is expected to provide Soldiers with the weapons and equipment they need to execute decisive, full-spectrum operations in support of their missions.

  • Integrity: Doing what's right

    Mar 19, 2013

    Integrity is the sixth article in a series from the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command focusing on the Army's Profession of Arms campaign.

  • Dugway's remoteness, expertise amaze Japanese bio-defense testers

    Mar 19, 2013

    At 37 million people, the Tokyo/Yokohama area of Japan is the world's most populated area, with an estimated 11,300 people per square mile. At its peak, Dugway Proving Ground averages fewer than two people for each of its 1,252 square miles. Little wonder that a group of Japanese scientists were amazed and delighted by Dugway's wide open spaces for testing a prototype biological agent detector for their nation. Scientists from the Technical Research & Development Institute, under the Japanese Ministry of Defense based in Tokyo, tested the detector from June to November. Named Divine Wind, the test had Japanese working alongside scientists from the Life Sciences Division of Dugway's West Desert Test Center.

  • Nearly 6,000 participate in 24th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 17, 2013

    Nearly 6,000 marchers braved the 35-mile-per-hour winds during the 24th annual Bataan Memorial Death March held March 17, 2013, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army prepares for next Network Integration Evaluation

    Mar 14, 2013

    With two units now readying for Afghanistan with the Army's new tactical communications network, the service will continue to drive technology forward through its next Network Integration Evaluation this spring.

  • 2nd Engineer Battalion spouses go to boot camp

    Mar 14, 2013

    Family members from White Sands Missile Range spent the day overcoming physical and mental challenges and building leadership and teamwork skills at a reunion boot camp March 8.

  • Ready and Resilient tri-signed letter

    Mar 12, 2013

    Ready and Resilient tri-signed letter

  • Future innovators exhibit talents at Maryland JSHS

    Mar 12, 2013

    LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. -- America's next cancer research pioneer, space explorer or cyber security whiz could be one of the Maryland high-school students who presented their research at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

  • March 12, 2013 -- VCSA sends: Letter to the Force

    Mar 12, 2013

    The Army has played a central role in the Nation's efforts during the past twelve years of war. Our Soldiers, Families, and Civilians have demonstrated selfless service and teamwork and they have carried us through these challenging times. We are humbled by sacrifices made. We are duty-bound to honor our commitments - to those who have served as well as to those who continue to serve. We continue to support the 66,000 service members deployed to Afghanistan and thousands of others serving at home and abroad. All of us can take pride in the work we have done and what we have accomplished together.

  • Humvee training sets support Army network fielding

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Army is preparing to deploy the first Security Forces Advise and Assist Team to Afghanistan equipped with the latest suite of integrated network communications gear, but first the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), must train on the new equipment and learn how it will aid in the advise and assist mission.

  • APG workforce gathers for update on civilian furlough

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG personnel gathered at several locations on APG North and South for updates on the possible furloughs expected to cut their pay by 20 percent over the next six months.

  • Preserve Your Sight To Fight

    Mar 11, 2013

    Today's Soldiers understand the importance of mission readiness. We prepare our equipment and we train to ensure we are ready to go. But what about your eyes? Are they ready to go? You know you need protection from dust, wind and ultraviolet and bright sunlight, but how about a 0.15-caliber steel fragment coming at you at 660 feet per second?

  • Info, financial sessions offer furlough

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - To assist the APG community as we go through sequestration and furloughs, on Tuesday, March 12, Operation Comfort will take place at the post theater on APG North (Aberdeen) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the C4ISR Myer Auditorium.

  • ATC floors AMSAA, 53-33

    Mar 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Test Center grabbed an early lead that it never surrendered while pounding out a 20-point win over rival AMSAA-1 during intramural basketball action at the APG North (Aberdeen) athletic center March 4.

  • APG is the right place to champion STEM, Women

    Mar 8, 2013

    This year's National Women's History Month theme is Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Clearly, this theme was made for the incredible work we do here at APG. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the cornerstones of what we do. In honor of women's accomplishments, APG will host its annual Women's History Month training program Mar. 13.

  • The code of honor; know it, embrace it

    Mar 8, 2013

    Of all the Army values, honor is the one that embodies all the others. Honor is a matter of carrying out, acting, and living the values of respect, duty, loyalty, selfless service, integrity and personal courage in everything you do, according to the Army. Honor is the fifth article in a series from the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command focusing on the Army's Profession of Arms campaign.

  • CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials.

  • Archeologists study ancient villages on WSMR

    Mar 1, 2013

    Archeologists are unearthing the past and clearing the way for military testing and training on White Sand Missile Range.

  • Leaders: Army network evaluations to adapt, endure

    Feb 25, 2013

    As the Army grapples with budget austerity and prepares for future operations beyond Afghanistan, the Network Integration Evaluations will endure as an effective, cost-efficient way to quickly modernize the force, senior leaders said.

  • SMA calls for Soldiers to maintain professionalism

    Feb 25, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler spent the day touring the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La., Feb. 21, 2013, getting a first-hand glimpse of training and visiting with Soldiers.

  • SecDef on Sequestration and Furlough

    Feb 21, 2013

    Message to the Department from Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta on the Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications.

  • APG Wounded Warrior receives service dog

    Feb 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A Wounded Warrior and employee with the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) recently gained a new best friend, courtesy of a Maryland charity that provides service dogs to injured or disabled veterans.

  • Esteemed speaker delivers message of hope, perseverance

    Feb 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - One of the most influential African American leaders in the nation was the guest speaker during Team APG's Black History Month program at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center Feb. 6.

  • 'Every day I learn something'

    Feb 21, 2013

    A mix of soldiers and Department of the Army civilians, the unit works year-round testing systems to determine if they should be purchased and used by soldiers. Most of these tests can't be talked about until completion, but the Herald was able to meet with the unit's commander, Col. Joseph Martin, to discuss how things have been going since he took over less than eight months ago.This article was written by Rose Thayer, Killeen Daily Herald staff writer, and posted with the permission of the Killeen Daily Herald.

  • ATEC NCO inducted into elite club

    Feb 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command inducted Sgt. 1st Class Sergei Volodin into the elite Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at ATEC headquarters Jan. 25.

  • APG to launch centralized STEM education center

    Feb 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maryland students will soon have a unified APG facility at which to explore the world of science and engineering with Army professionals. The APG STEM Education and Outreach Center will be ready in late May, said Dr. Sandy Young, an Army Research Laboratory materials engineer. She is coordinating the project with ARL laboratory operations and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach offices on APG.

  • Army must shift focus from execution to preparation

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Army must transition now from a force of execution to one of preparation, said the commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Bowling center open to leagues, individuals

    Feb 13, 2013

    If you're looking for a way to fulfill your New Year's resolution, or just have Family fun, try bowling at the APG North (Aberdeen) bowling center.

  • Army upgrades blue force tracking in Afghanistan to prepare for new network

    Feb 13, 2013

    With boots on the ground in Afghanistan, Project Manager Joint Battle Command-Platform is equipping Soldiers with the next-generation situational awareness tool known as Joint Capabilities Release, an upgrade that is being fielded both prior to and as part of Capability Set 13.

  • New Army network gets final check-out on way to field

    Jan 22, 2013

    As Soldiers prepare to deploy with the Army's new tactical communications network later this year, Army engineers are stretching the equipment to its limits to ensure it can support complex, on-the-move operations and extend the range of communications to the farthest edges of the battlefield.

  • Top Army environment official visits Fort Huachuca, tours net-zero school

    Jan 18, 2013

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013, to gather information regarding the SunZia power lines that will span across Fort Huachuca, Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Westphal: Regional partnerships critical to Pacific rebalance

    Jan 17, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 13-14, 2013, to meet with members of Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific to discuss recent Army developments in the Pacific region.

  • White Sands home to Army's largest solar power system

    Jan 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 16, 2013, in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, White Sands commander, joined by Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • FIRST LEGO League Challenge held at Army Test and Evaluation Command

    Jan 15, 2013

    More than 180 students from across the state competed in the second annual FIRST LEGO League Challenge at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Jan. 5, 2013.

  • Army lays out Network path ahead at industry day

    Jan 11, 2013

    Facing both new missions and fiscal constraints, the Army will use the Network Integration Evaluations to respond to emerging requirements, make smarter acquisition decisions and keep pace with technological change, Army senior leaders told industry partners this week.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Jan 10, 2013

    For the fifth year now, practitioners of Lean Six Sigma were recognized, Jan. 10, 2013, for streamlining Army business processes that help save the Army money.

  • Bataan Memorial Death March breaks record

    Mar 21, 2010

    A record-breaking 5,700 marchers participated in the 21st annual Bataan Memorial Death March, March 21, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to commemorate the sacrifices of those who battled on Bataan during World War II.

  • WSMR employees recognized for software development

    Mar 4, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., March 4, 2010 - White Sands Missile Range Common Control Node employees were recently recognized for their work in the testing and development of command and control software.

  • Military Family Life Consultants can help with stress

    Jan 21, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Jan. 21, 2010 - Soldiers, civilians, contractors and Family members can receive help for deployment related stress.

  • Garrison employees recognized for bravery

    Jan 21, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., Jan. 21, 2010 - Two White Sands Missile Range employees with the Directorate of Emergency Services were recognized for their dedication to their jobs at a Garrison Town Hall meeting Jan. 13 at the Post Theater.

  • Housing office taking care of wind damage

    Jan 8, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NM, Jan. 7, 2010- White Sands Missile Range housing residents may have to wait a while before all community facilities are reopened as housing recovers from the damage caused by the recent wind storm.

  • Network upgrade facilitates testing

    Jan 8, 2010

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M., January 7, 2010- Testing at White Sands Missile Range is becoming faster and more efficient with the upgrade of the WSMR data network.

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