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  • Leader involvement in motorcycle accidents

    May 1, 2014

    Little more than halfway through fiscal 2014, fatal motorcycle accidents are already 33 percent above last year's numbers. This is worrying, especially given lingering cold weather in much of the United States, where riding season has been delayed for many Soldiers. A deeper look, however, reveals an even more disturbing statistic: as of 21 April, 10 of the 12 motorcycle losses reported this year have involved enlisted leaders at the rank of sergeant and above.

  • Test Directorate Practices Emergency Response

    May 1, 2014

    Redstone Test Center's Environmental and Component Test Directorate conducted a mass casualty accident exercise April 8, simulating a high explosive munitions detonations at Test Area 2 to evaluate and test the emergency action and accident notification plans, while at the same time providing realistic training.

  • Airfield hangar named after, dedicated to Army aviation captain

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Second Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment dedicated Hangar 5 at Fort Huachuca's Libby Army Airfield to Capt. Bradly Nicka April 25.

  • An integrated force at NIE 14.2

    May 1, 2014

    Soldiers believe that having the most advanced networked technology will help both in and out of combat. More than 3,000 Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines Regiment, and 2nd Marines Division will play an integral role in validating systems at this year's Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.2.

  • AUSA tournament is a hole in one

    Apr 28, 2014

  • 2014 AUSA Friendship golf tournament

    Apr 27, 2014

  • APG leaders get SHARP at Summit aimed to strengthen trust at APG-Radio Story

    Apr 23, 2014

  • APG leaders get SHARP at Summit aimed to strengthen trust at APG-Video Story

    Apr 23, 2014

  • Dugway Proving Ground U.S. Army - Chemical Corps Birthday Ball

    Apr 23, 2014

    Dugway Proving Ground U.S. Army - Chemical Corps Birthday Ball

  • APG personnel ACT on getting SHARP

    Apr 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team Aberdeen Proving Ground hosted the 2nd Annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program vignette event April 17 at the Ball Conference Center to demonstrate to the audience, what sexual harassment and assault may look like in the workplace, and how best to address and report such incidences to the proper authorities.

  • The 30 Year Plan: Planting the seeds for the U.S. Army's future and trying to predict the future are

    Apr 22, 2014

    The theme of newest edition of Army AL&T magazine looks 30 years in the future to develop a plan--albeit one that will have to be broken, changed and modified to meet the operational needs of the future--in the April-June issue available online now.

  • Army scientist keeps Soldier weapons on target

    Apr 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 18, 2014) -- Dr. Gabriella Larkin has worked for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for more than five years as a research psychologist. She began her career in the Translational Neuroscience Branch of ARL's Human Research and Engineering Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground and transferred to the weapons branch a year later.

  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Congressmen, Army break ground at future R&D hangar site

    Apr 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (April 17, 2014) -- Congressmen, U.S. Army senior executive service members and other military officials gathered at the Joint Base's Lakehurst section for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of a future Army research and development aircraft hangar April 11.

  • Didn't you know? Sleep critical to healthy living

    Apr 17, 2014

    Sleep is probably the most underrated aspect of our lives even though we spend about a third of our time doing it. Research continues to show that inadequate sleep (usually indicated by chronic sleepiness at inappropriate times), may contribute to the onset of chronic health conditions and other maladies including difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, loss of energy, fatigue, lethargy, and emotional instability. According to the National Institute of Health's Sleep Disorders Research Center, people who are chronically sleep-deprived are at higher risk of drowsy-driving crashes as well.

  • Puig Becomes ACC's Command Sergeant Major

    Apr 17, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.- Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Puig became the Army Contracting Command's command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony here April 17.

  • Under Secretary honored for strengthening the Army

    Apr 17, 2014

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • Safety Sends, Fiscal 2014

    Apr 17, 2014

    What's the latest Army safety news? Are the numbers up or down? Check out what the director of Army Safety has to say about it.

  • Sandhurst competition creates environment for leadership training

    Apr 17, 2014

    Cadets from all over the world came together to see who was the best of the best at the 2014 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

  • Under Secretary honors Army Civilian

    Apr 17, 2014

  • Army installation holds SHARP Summit, encourage culture of prevention and trust

    Apr 17, 2014

    Aberdeen Proving Ground senior leaders gathered for a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention, SHARP, Summit April 16 to provide a forum for APG leaders to exchange ideas, best practices and discuss the way ahead to encourage reporting practices and spark a culture change of trust that holds offenders accountable for sexual harassment and assault offenses.

  • Spring Technology Expo set for April 23

    Apr 16, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - See the latest in technology at the Spring Technology Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center, Bldg. 3326, hosted by the Edgewood Chemical Biological Command/Corporate Information Office.

  • APG men drag out their heels to support SHARP event

    Apr 16, 2014

    Clockwise from top, left: Garrison Deputy Glenn Wait displays color-coordinated fashion sense while strutting his stuff during the "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event supporting Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center April 10. Wait won third place. (From left) CECOM and installation Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis Dent and acting Senior Leader Col. Charles Gibson were unwilling to shed their boots for the event but happy to display their good taste in heels. Garrison Public Affairs Officer Kelly Luster gazes admiringly at the bright blue stiletto heels he bravely paraded around in without once stumbling. Eric Etherton, an Army Evaluation Center engineer, won second place after volunteering to walk in blue heels. (From left) First-place winner, Master Sgt. Chris Gibson CECOM LRC Senior enlisted advisor, La'Mont Harbison of the Garrison's Visual Information Services, and Anthony Dorsey and Rodney Shelby of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, rest their cramped tootsies. An unidentified (female) contestant purrs along in cat heels.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Test to Field ATEC

    Mar 25, 2014

    Lt. Col. Manuel A. Ugarte, Deputy Director -- Quick Reaction Tests and Senior Operations Research Analyst, U.S. Army Joint Test Element, Army Test and Evaluation Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, regarding the benefits and challenges to joint program testing and evaluation.

  • Maryland Army National Guard helps Army researchers

    Mar 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 21, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory recognized the Maryland Army National Guard Feb. 26 for their support of its greening course.

  • Army celebrates 2 million hours of unmanned aircraft flight

    Mar 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Program Executive Office for Aviation with its Project Office for Unmanned Aircraft Systems celebrated a major milestone of surpassing two million hours of flight with the Army�'s fleet of unmanned aircraft systems during a ceremony March 18.

  • Soldiers, civilians train together, commit to protecting each other's backs

    Feb 20, 2014

    In Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention training courses, there is one overall message that should reach participants -- that sexual assault and sexual harassment are wrong and will not be tolerated.

  • Army recognizes institute's biotechnology advances with $48 million renewal

    Feb 20, 2014

    The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies contract with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Army Research Office, was extended in December 2013, providing an additional $48 million over three years to study high performance biological systems and the translation of these to engineering systems of benefit to Soldier.

  • Soldier-led "Greening Course" is an adventure for Army Civilians

    Feb 18, 2014

    Twenty-five civilians from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory participated in what turned out to be "one of the best" greening courses the organization has planned and executed. The event took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Jan. 27--31.

  • 168 Eagles strong on APG

    Feb 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A total of 168 bald eagles were counted on APG during the 2014 Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey that was conducted by helicopter Jan. 12.

  • 2E Warrior Challenge tests mental and physical strength

    Feb 6, 2014

    Eight teams from the 2nd Engineer Battalion, stationed at White Sands Missile Range, competed against each other for a chance to win the first 2d Engineer Battalion Sapper Steel Warrior Challenge and boasting rights on Jan. 29.

  • Army researchers inspire commercial rifle fire control systems

    Jan 28, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory go about their business every day working on projects to help better serve the military and its members who protect our country. Sometimes the research inspires commercial companies to do additional research and expand on certain aspects to develop products of their own.

  • Large scale radio technology demonstration at the Army's Electronic Proving Ground

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Army's Electronic Proving Ground (EPG) recently conducted a large scale technology demonstration of a new radio waveform at Fort Huachuca.

  • Military child donates hair for a noble cause

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An APG military child recently donated 15 inches of her own hair to benefit her peers suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

  • Challenge inspires LEGO fun

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Friendly competition, learning, teamwork and fun were emphasized during the third annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters Jan. 18.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • New Year, Fresh Perspective

    Jan 7, 2014

    With the new year comes an opportunity for fresh perspective. It gives us a chance to reflect and start anew with a clean slate, with plenty of hope for a better year than the last. This opportunity also offers leaders at all levels a chance to reinvigorate their safety programs, especially as Soldiers are more likely to be refreshed and refocused after coming off extended leave.

  • Army Network Integration Evaluations adopt new goals, new construct

    Dec 23, 2013

    After delivering groundbreaking communications technologies to Soldiers in Afghanistan, the Army should focus tactical network development efforts on simplifying tools and applications, right-sizing command posts and increasing operational flexibility, according to initial conclusions from the most recent Network Integration Evaluation.

  • APG ADCO receives DA ASAP award

    Dec 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground's Alcohol and Drug Control Officer Timothy Knox recently won the 2013 Director's Award for the Army Substance Abuse Program ADCO of the year. This award is given annually by the Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs.

  • Old Guard Trains at ATC

    Dec 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army, traditionally know as "The Old Guard," conducted Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle training at U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center Nov. 14.

  • ATC continues unique CFC fundraising efforts

    Dec 3, 2013

    U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center continues their annual tradition of unique fundraising efforts for this year's Combined Federal Campaign. The CFC allows federal and military employees to donate to local, national and international charities through the Chesapeake Bay Area.

  • American views of Christmas have evolved

    Dec 2, 2013

    The way Christmas is celebrated in America has evolved over the past several hundred years. The holiday mixes both solemn religious ideals and human traditions dating back many centuries. Life in America has changed dramatically since first becoming a nation, and the way we celebrate Christmas has evolved right along with it. Things many once found inappropriate are now accepted practices.

  • Letters to Santa returns to APG

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Letters to Santa service connecting children to that jolly old toymaker returns to Aberdeen Proving Ground Nov. 25 to Dec. 20. Letters can be dropped in the specially-marked mail box on the Frankford Street side of the Directorate of Emergency Services Bldg. 2200.

  • Tis the Holiday Angel Tree season

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For members of Team APG who would like to make a difference to Soldiers and their Families this holiday season, Army Community Service, in partnership with the APG Garrison's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, is presenting the 2013 Angel Tree Program.

  • APG event thanks veterans, survivors

    Nov 25, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG hosted an event honoring service and sacrifice during the Veterans Day and Survivor Outreach Services ceremony at the APG North (Aberdeen) chapel Nov. 12.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Maryland college students receive OJT at ATEC

    Sep 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Not many college students get up close and personal with a military headquarters like the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. This summer, however, ATEC hired eight currently-enrolled college students to work full time across its headquarters and a collocated subordinate activity.

  • Characterizing urban terrains and building types to protect Soldiers on the battlefield

    Sep 11, 2013

    With a dramatic increase in military operations in the urban terrain, the Army recognized the importance of being able to effectively operate in a variety of urban environments. With the desire to better understand and characterize these environments, and the building types found in the urban environment, it led to the discovery that there is a need to better understand weapon effects against these building types.

  • VTC connects ATEC leaders, sex assault prevention expert

    Sep 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 6, 2013) -- When Russell Strand, chief of the Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School, led a training session on eliminating sexual assault from the military, he had U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command leaders front and center.

  • Army Under Secretary touts economic, military readines benefits of harbor improvments

    Sep 5, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal visited Savannah, Ga., Sept. 4, 2013, to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Georgia Ports Authority, Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, and the mayors of Savannah and Hinesville.

  • SMA hosts APG town hall

    Aug 30, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During his first trip to Aberdeen Proving Ground since assuming responsibility as the Army's senior noncommissioned officer, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said he learned a little something about what APG is all about. Chandler toured the installation Aug. 20 and shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and Families during a town hall meeting at the post theater.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • Army's premier test command welcomes new senior enlisted adviser

    Aug 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command welcomed a new command sergeant major in Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald E. Orosz during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at ATEC headquarters Aug. 15.

  • APG commanders, SMEs talk topics of interest to community

    Aug 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Local community members are enjoying a deeper understanding of the missions at Aberdeen Proving Ground thanks to a monthly radio series hosted by WAMD 970AM.

  • New network provides 'digital guardian angel' for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 19, 2013

    The Army's new, mobile tactical communications network has reached Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are relying on the technologies to stay connected and cover more ground.

  • ATEC welcomes new commanding general, Dellarocco to retire

    Jul 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (July 16, 2013) -- In an oppressive morning heat, Maj. Gen. Genaro J. Dellarocco relinquished command of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command to Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley at the ATEC Headquarters here July 16. Dellarocco commanded ATEC for nearly three years.

  • New leader assumes command of future-ready Army Proving Ground

    Jul 10, 2013

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Under a bright morning sun, after an evening monsoon, command changed for the Fort Huachuca-headquartered, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground during a ceremony at the historic Brown Parade Field, here July 9.

  • U.S. Army aids France with RPG-defense test data

    Jul 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army has transferred technical test data on a rocket-propelled grenade defense system to France that is vital to its military operations in Mali, officials announced.

  • Change to Army Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer policy takes effect Aug. 1

    Jul 8, 2013

    Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, every Soldier who elects to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in the Army, without regard to their time in service.

  • Beat the Heat

    Jul 8, 2013

    Summer is a beautiful time of year; however, we should always be aware of the associated dangers lurking around the corner.

  • Federal Exec Board honors 95 APG civilians

    Jul 5, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground civilians and Soldiers enhanced the installation's reputation as a center of excellence in technical as well as non-technical arenas during the annual Excellence in Federal Career awards program held in Baltimore in May.

  • Army leaders discuss NIE path ahead at Industry Day

    Jul 1, 2013

    As the Army's first brigade combat team deploys to Afghanistan with a suite of new communications gear that came together at the Network Integration Evaluation, senior leaders met with industry to discuss how future Network Integration Evaluations will continue to drive technology forward.

  • UH-60A/L/M Black Hawk Product Office deactivated; UH-60L Digital Product Directorate formed

    Jul 1, 2013

    In a cost-constrained environment, the Army's most affordable option, instead of purchasing all UH-60 M models, is to upgrade the L models with digital capability. On June 26, the UH-60 A/L/M Product Office was officially deactivated in a ceremony, and a new product directorate for UH-60L Digital was formed.

  • Access control points, other services to be affected by furlough

    Jul 1, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Starting July 8, hours and services at the installation access control points and other services will change due to furloughs. The only 24/7 operation gates will be the Route 715 (Maryland Boulevard) gate in APG North (Aberdeen) and the Route 24 gate in APG South (Edgewood).

  • Swan Creek to become privatized

    Jul 1, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - On May 1, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) and Lend Lease took over management, development and operations of Army Lodging under the Department of the Army's Privatization of Army Lodging (PAL) program. IHG and Lend Lease now operate on 39 Army installations, including APG's Swan Creek Inn.

  • Army AL&T magazine now "mobile-ized"

    Jun 26, 2013

    The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) announced today the release of the app version of its award-winning trade publication, Army AL&T magazine. The free app is now available for Android and iOS devices on the iTunes Store, Google Play, and Amazon.

  • Army aviation executive updates industry members

    Jun 24, 2013

    The Army's top aviation acquisition leader engaged industry members and community leaders on the future of Army aviation during an "Update for Industry" June 18 at The Summit.

  • Army War Hero Honored by Grandson at Yuma Proving Ground

    Jun 19, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware was one of the most distinguished Army officers of the past century and one of the most accomplished officers ever to wear a uniform. He is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. His grandson, Keith A. Ware, is today an employee at Yuma Proving Ground, where he was born many years ago. This is the story of how he learned of his family heritage.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • CECOM Software Engineering Center develops software patch for FDA blood transfusion requirements

    Jun 18, 2013

    In support of Program Executive Office Defense Health Services Systems, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center developed a software patch for the Medical Situational Awareness in Theater and Theater Medical Data Store applications.

  • Putting the brakes on aviation breakdowns

    Jun 18, 2013

    In Army aviation, we are missing opportunities to prevent accidents. Current prevailing trends include breakdowns in standards, discipline and maintenance. Digging deeper, a common thread emerges between these three areas: Human error, which now is attributed to more than 80 percent of aviation accidents.

  • CECOM SEC presents session on U.S. Army Data Strategy to Army/DOD stakeholders

    Jun 17, 2013

    In support of the Headquarters of the Department of the Army, Chief Information Office, the U.S. Communications-Electronics Command's Software Engineering Center organized and presented an information session on implementation of the U.S. Army Data Strategy for the Army Information Architecture, AIA, to more than 100 program managers, developers and stakeholders from across the Army and Department of Defense enterprise

  • Researchers ensure top performance of Army radios

    Jun 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- To keep Soldiers safe and lines of communication open, frequent testing of radios used on the battlefield is imperative, Army researchers say.

  • 238th Army Birthday cake cutting in Times Square

    Jun 14, 2013

  • Engine with uncommon mission has first birthday

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Army is commemorating the first anniversary of its product office that manages the current engine, and development and acquisition of the service's future rotary wing engine.

  • Team Chinook signs CH-47F MYII contract; cost savings of $810 million

    Jun 14, 2013

    Representatives from the Army and Boeing have signed a five-year multibillion-dollar contract for the production and delivery of 155 CH-47F Chinook helicopters with options for 60 additional aircraft.

  • APG COMMANDER NAMED MILITARY LEADER OF THE YEAR

    Jun 14, 2013

    The senior commander here, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, has earned the "Military Leader of the Year" award from the Association of Defense Communities during a ceremony in Washington yesterday.

  • Army scientist discusses developing Soldier solutions 'at the speed of war'

    Jun 12, 2013

    Mike Anthony recently completed a six-month deployment in which he served as U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center director, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • ATEC Test Centers, High Performance Computing go hand in hand

    Jun 10, 2013

    U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command received a Dedicated High Performance Computing Project Investment award and a Dedicated Support Partition award from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program here April 25.

  • Seat belts: a disciplined choice

    Jun 9, 2013

    June isn't just National Safety Month - it's also the beginning of summer and the season of road trips and vacations. Unfortunately, the Army loses nearly two squads of Soldiers a year in accidents where seat belts weren't used. The numbers are going down from the spike we saw in 2010, when 29 unbelted Soldiers died, to 13 at the close of fiscal 2012. Accident reviews show that had seat belts been worn, nearly half these Soldiers would still be in the ranks because the survivable space inside their vehicles wasn't compromised.

  • Army Suggestion Program suspended

    Jun 7, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - In accordance with a Department of the Army, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary, Memorandum dated April 19, 2013, the Army's Suggestion Program, formerly known as the Army Ideas for Excellence Program, has been suspended.

  • Last-mile vanpool replacing shuttle

    Jun 7, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Last-mile vanpools have replaced the Installation-run shuttle, which provided a connection from the Aberdeen train station to post. The shuttle started in March 2011 when the Maryland Transit Authority adjusted the morning MARC train schedule traveling north from Washington D.C, to better accommodate APG employees. However, due to funding cuts the service ended April 30.

  • Under Secretary, Vice Chief: Support for deployed troops Army's top fiscal priority

    Jun 4, 2013

    As two of the Army's most senior leaders address fiscal challenges and the complexities of combat operations in Afghanistan, they remain firmly committed to the Army's number one fiscal priority, supporting the warfighter.

  • Keeping cool in hot weather

    Jun 3, 2013

    Participating in strenuous activities during the summer months isn't for everyone, but for Soldiers it's business as usual. In addition to the physical demands of Soldiering, some service members participate in extracurricular-sports activities, thus increasing their exposure to extremely hot and humid conditions.

  • Army Supercomputing Research Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground opens new facility

    Jun 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center will host an invitation-only open house, June 10, 2013, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • White Sands builds 'enemy tanks' on budget

    May 30, 2013

    A target system has gotten an upgrade at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to become a more accurate, flexible threat representation for use in future training and testing missions in place of real vehicles.

  • Airborne test directorate puts new parachute through its paces

    May 29, 2013

    The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate conducted a rigorous operational test recently on the new Military Free Fall Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, a non-developmental item that is about to replace the nearly 20-year-old MC-4 parachute system for all service branches, according to the test officer.

  • Mobile Tower System delivers life-saving upgrades

    May 24, 2013

    The Army is replacing the 1960's era air traffic control system with the Mobile Tower System, which provides an effective and reliable solution that can be deployed anywhere in the world, in any weather condition and will support both military and civilian air operations.

  • Army Acquisition executive leads Asian Pacific observance

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A fashion show of traditional attire, aromatic foods, valuable artifacts and dramatic chronicles of distinguished military service made for a colorful presentation of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance at the Myer Auditorium May 20.

  • Army launches 'Know the Signs' summer safety campaign

    May 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences its official summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and Family members to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • AEC, 20th SUPCOM Warriors named APG NCO, Soldier of Year

    May 20, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Eight "outstanding" candidates put their best boots forward while vying for the honor to be named Aberdeen Proving Ground Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year for the next 12 months during an April 26 selection board. At the end of the day, Sgt. 1st Class Kishann T. Smith was selected as the APG NCO of the Year while Spc. Adedeji A. Adeniji was named the APG Soldier of the Year. Smith is assigned to the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Army Evaluation Center while Adeniji serves with the 20th Support Command (CBRNE). During the next year, both will serve as APG ambassadors during various post and community events.

  • Cargo Helicopters Change of Charter

    May 17, 2013

    The Army welcomed a new leader in Army aviation acquisition during a change of charter ceremony May 16.

  • NIE looks to the subterranean battlefield of tomorrow

    May 17, 2013

    Soldiers took the tunnels below White Sands Missile Range May 12 as Network Integration Evaluation 13.2 looks to fighting future battles. Members of the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division launched a raid on a village represented by WSMR's Launch Complex 38. As the Soldiers advanced on the complex members of the opposing force defending the facility, played by other Soldiers, retreated into the tunnel complex below the facility.

  • Army Proving Ground, academia partner to improve soldier communication networks

    May 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground recently started work with an academic partner at Arizona State University's Security and Defense Systems Initiative in Arizona to assist USAEPG in its mission to test the Army's networks.

  • Children join parents at work, learn importance of Army testing

    May 10, 2013

    Employees of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command participated in the "Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" here at the ATEC Headquarters building April 25.

  • OTC executive director gets new assignment

    May 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Operational Test Command Executive Director James Amato has been selected to be the new director of the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

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