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  • Arts and Crafts can help you stay resilient

    Jan 15, 2015

    Who knew, that carving wood, drawing, painting and making pottery and works of art could help you be a better person. According to Sandra Class, Army Substance Abuse/Suicide program manager, the installation's Arts and Crafts Center is a perfect place to relieve stress and practice resiliency. Aside from what they normally offer, the Arts and Crafts center is currently revamping a section of the center to offer customers opportunities to learn new crafts at a fraction of the price that's offered by surrounding communities.

  • Senior Military Evaluator retires after 30-year Army career

    Jan 14, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Chief Warrant Officer 4 Exel Mori-Candelaria, senior military evaluator for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Army Evaluation Center retired after serving 30-years in the United States Army during a ceremony held here December 18, 2014.

  • Sensor Technology: Engineers find keys to autonomous future

    Jan 13, 2015

    Sensors are making the Army's ground vehicle fleet more intelligent by providing a safer, more agile operating environment for American Soldiers.

  • Army Game Studio creates virtual training environments for Soldiers

    Jan 9, 2015

    Becoming a software developer for the "America's Army" video game at the U.S. Army Game Studio was an unlikely career choice for Matt Roberts, who was not a "big gamer" growing up. But after serving as a Soldier in the Army, Roberts was drawn to this career as a way to empower others.

  • RTC ensures confidence in Army missiles

    Jan 7, 2015

    The Redstone Test Center's Component and Surveillance Test division plays an important role in ensuring stockpiles of army missiles are functional and ready for use when needed by the Warfighter.

  • Aircraft survivability testing lights up the night

    Jan 7, 2015

    Redstone Test Center conducts aircracraft survivability testing to improve against the threats our Soldiers face in the operational environments of today.

  • U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground reaches out to engineers of the future

    Jan 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) has been Yuma County, Arizona's premier high technology workplace for over 60 years, and has long sought local talent to help accomplish its vital mission. Whether sponsoring student visits or participating in local school career days, this outreach has reaped dividends for the proving ground workforce over the decades, and the proving ground is pursuing local outreach even more aggressively today.

  • New visitor access system at Yuma Proving Ground goes into effect

    Jan 7, 2015

    Effective immediately, a background check of individual records through the National Crime Information Center is required for individuals entering the proving ground who do not possess a military identification card or Common Access Card (commonly called a CAC card and issued to government employees and authorized contractors.) These checks are performed by computer and normally take no longer than five to 10 minutes

  • Natick researchers integrate Soldier sensors

    Jan 6, 2015

    To the modern dismounted warfighter, the saying "knowledge is power" is true, especially when making quick decisions based on limited information.

  • Army releases RFP for competitive radio marketplace

    Jan 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army has released request for proposals, or RFPs, to procure additional rifleman radios using full and open competition.

  • Team APG partners with local STEM community to host 2014 FIRST Lego League

    Jan 6, 2015

    Team Aberdeen Proving Ground partnered with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,' known as FIRST, will host the 2014 FIRST Lego League robotics competition for students age 9-14, Saturday, January 24, 2015 at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters building on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Mission command and swift trust

    Jan 5, 2015

    The authors consider two key dimensions of trust: reputation and vulnerability.

  • Sensors provide broad application across Army

    Jan 5, 2015

    Sensors are everywhere in today's technology-driven world. There are sensors in traffic lights, vehicles and smartphones.

  • Multi-branch fusion: U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground tests fuzes for Navy

    Jan 5, 2015

    Lot acceptance testing, the testing of a sample of artillery in real-world conditions to ensure reliability, is an important part of the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's ground combat workload. Less well known, however, is that YPG conducts lot acceptance for Navy artillery and fuzes

  • U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground airfield significantly boosts air control regimen

    Jan 5, 2015

    Due to an increase in diversity of aircraft landing and departing from Laguna Army Airfield, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground re-commissioned the air traffic control tower,a major step forward for the airfield in both safety and future expansion.

  • Ebola workshop highlights collaborations to develop and test vaccines

    Jan 5, 2015

    Experts from the Department of Defense and Health and Human Services jointly sponsored an Ebola vaccine workshop, Dec. 12, in Rockville, Maryland.

  • How to achieve your weight loss goals

    Jan 5, 2015

    The goal of the new year should focus on health and wellness.

  • What should I drink during winter workouts?

    Jan 5, 2015

    Winter is a great time to join a gym, try a new class or get into a new winter sport. Winter is also a time to prevent dehydration

  • Test your home for radon, protect your health

    Jan 5, 2015

    January is National Radon Action Month.

  • Hunting the good stuff during resiliency training

    Dec 31, 2014

    In this month's resiliency training entitled "Goal Setting and Hunt the Good Stuff," U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Master Resiliency trainers addressed how to plan and pusue goals during a recent training session at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Recreation Center.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Soldier receives Purple Heart after waiting 60 years

    Dec 23, 2014

    Cpl. Clifford L. Land receives Purple Heart after waiting 60 years

  • Sexual Harassment, Assault: See It! Report It! Stop It!

    Dec 23, 2014

    Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to Army's policy on sexual harassment, it violates acceptable standards of integrity and conduct required of all Army personnel - military and civilian.

  • Army adds 188th Streamer to Army Flag

    Dec 23, 2014

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Army Electronic Proving Ground Commander briefs Arizona Members of Congress

    Dec 22, 2014

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Col. Ray Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, briefs Senators John McCain (left) and Jeff Flake (center) with Representative-elect Martha McSally (right), while Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, commander, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence looks on at the Fort Huachuca's Libby Army Air Field on Dec. 18. Compton explained that the Army is able to test sophisticated intelligence systems at Fort Huachuca because of the unique synergy of the units based there, which allows earlier Soldier involvement in test and creates training opportunities for those involved. The Army Electronic Proving Ground is the designated developmental tester for Army command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

  • RTC Spreads Christmas Cheer to Local Veterans

    Dec 19, 2014

    While most spend the holiday season bustling about with no time to spare, those at Redstone Test Center stopped to take a minute to think about local veterans. RTC team members experienced the joy of gift giving while veterans at the Floyd E. Tut Fann State Veterans Home received care, recognition and holiday cheer Thursday, Dec.18.

  • Toy Ruck March

    Dec 18, 2014

    Soldiers deliver toys for children

  • Garrison Mentorship Program moves forward

    Dec 18, 2014

    A Garrison Mentorship Program was developed to help "build the bench" and allow Garrison employees to improve their leadership skills, gain a clear picture on how the WSMR Garrison is run and how decisions are made, all while working one on one with a high-level mentor.

  • Military spouse gives roller derby a whirl

    Dec 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Every Friday night an APG military spouse dons protective gear and roller skates to transform into her roller derby alter ego, "Baconator."

  • Vet used 'flags and wings' in Vietnam

    Dec 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Vietnam veteran Dave Yensan is fond of letting people know that the town where he grew up, Cheektowaga, New York -- is Iroquois for 'land of the flowering crab apple tree."

  • Intelligence center develops DCGS-A tactical engagement teams to support mission command

    Dec 16, 2014

    As the Army implements the new Army Operating Concept, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence developed the tactical engagement team concept to bring Distributed Common Ground System-Army subject matter experts to the operational Soldier, in support of mission command.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • Army installs first Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar at Fort Hood

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The U.S. Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies, and is one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system.

  • PEO Aviation has more milestones on horizon

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation looks back at some of the highlights in 2014 and has their sights set for more milestone achievements in 2015.

  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • Former Army Ebola Researcher Named a Time Magazine 2014 'Person of the Year'

    Dec 11, 2014

    Time magazine named the "Ebola fighters" as their 2014 'Person of Year' Dec. 10, highlighting among others Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a virologist formerly with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases who conducted some of the first trials of the drug TKM-Ebola.

  • ATEC conducts workshops at outreach event dedicated to encouraging women in STEM

    Dec 11, 2014

    Four U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command personnel from headquarters and White Sands Missile Range participated in the 2014 Society of Women Engineers annual event, October 23-25, in Los Angeles where female middle school students participated in a variety of events, including a career fair, workshops, hands-on exhibits and seminars.

  • NASA test, Pearl Harbor, holidays = Lots going on

    Dec 10, 2014

    On Friday, NASA conducted its first launch of a new spacecraft developed with the goal of flying astronauts into deep space, including missions to an asteroid and, eventually, Mars. Last week's launch saw an uncrewed Orion space capsule soar 3,600 miles into space after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

  • APG remembers "Why We Serve"

    Dec 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 750 Soldiers and DOD civilians reaffirmed their respective oaths of service to the nation during the "Why We Serve" program at the Myer Auditorium Nov. 25.

  • Women in "Steel" Battalion make history

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --In May of 2012, United States Army leaders announced that women would be eligible to enter combat-related jobs previously barred to them. By opening up military occupational specialties that were once only available to men, female Soldiers were now able to fill the ranks of certain combat units throughout the Army.

  • Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The next-generation radios are fundamentally different than past military radios. These radios use software to control many of their functions and behave more like a wireless data network. By using the Wideband Networking Waveform and the Soldier Radio Waveform, the MNVR system transmits information, including data, voice, images and video across complex terrain.

  • LTG William Yarborough, Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, December 1966-July 1968

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - William Yarborough was born in 1912 in Seattle, Washington, the son of Army colonel and intelligence officer Leroy W. Yarborough and his wife Addessia. He graduated from West Point in 1936, and went on to serve 35 years in the US Army. Much is known about Yarborough's influence on airborne operations and Special Forces, but the "Father of the Green Berets" also had a significant role in military intelligence during a very contentious time in American history.

  • Prevent weight gain during holiday season

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Many Americans overeat on Thanksgiving, the traditional start of the holiday season. After that, the holiday decorations go up and offices that do not usually have snack foods around burst with holiday cookies and other treats.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Orion capsule to take first flight with U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground-tested parachutes

    Dec 4, 2014

  • DCGS-A provides foundation for aerial intelligence

    Dec 3, 2014

    The Distributed Common Ground System-Army is the backbone of the Army intelligence mission, and DCGS-A provides the tools and databases that the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade uses for worldwide aerial intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance.

  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory establishes Postdoctoral Association

    Dec 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Postdoctoral Association was recently established, marking a major step forward for postdoctoral training at ARL. The association is designed to enhance the postdoctoral experience at ARL by creating an inclusive environment where postdoctoral fellows can interact, build professional connections and develop career objectives.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Team APG restores commitment to Army profession at "Why We Serve" event

    Nov 26, 2014

    With right hands raised in unison, more than 750 Soldiers, civilians, Veterans, family members and distinguished guests participated and witnessed a reaffirming of solemn oath's of service at the Team APG "Why We Serve" event here at the Myer Auditorium at the C4ISR campus Nov. 25.

  • If Redstone Test Center's Can-a-thon is any indication, Alabama is going to win the Iron Bowl

    Nov 24, 2014

    For the third year in a row, Redstone Test Center employees transformed the Alabama/Auburn rivalry into a cause for good, collecting canned goods for the Food Bank of North Alabama Nov. 10-19. To add some friendly competition to the charitable act, employees dropped their donations off at either an Alabama or Auburn collection point, to see which team would win the Iron Bowl of Canned Goods. In the end, Alabama prevailed, as 2,146 pounds of canned goods were collected. In addition, between 350 to 400 pounds of animal food and toys were donated to The Ark Inc., a "no kill" animal shelter.

  • Team APG partners with local STEM community to host 2014 FIRST Lego League

    Nov 24, 2014

    Team Aberdeen Proving Ground partners with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and 'For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,' known as FIRST, will host the 2014 FIRST Lego League robotics competition for students age 9-14, Saturday, January 24 at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters building on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • Team ATEC encourages excellence in STEM at this year's MAES Symposium

    Nov 24, 2014

    Eleven U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command personnel, from headquarters, White Sands Missile Range, Redstone Test Center and Yuma Proving Ground, traveled to this year's MAES (Latinos in Engineering and Science) Symposium and MAES Science Extravaganza, October 16-18, in San Diego, California.

  • APG honors veterans as 'Soldiers for Life'

    Nov 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG honored the service and sacrifice of the nation's veterans during the Veterans Day ceremony at the APG North (Aberdeen) post theater Nov. 12.

  • Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

    Nov 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground's (USAEPG) new Tactical Radio Center is supporting Product Manager, Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (PdM MNVR) in testing the Army's next-generation radio systems, here.

  • STEM Expo hosts 400 students

    Nov 21, 2014

    Team APG hosted more than 400 area high school students for the installation's second Science Technology Engineer and Mathematics (STEM) Expo Nov. 18. Ninth-grade students from Harford, Cecil and Baltimore County Public Schools participated in numerous hands-on workshops and demonstrations, gaining a firsthand look into how the Army leverages STEM to protect and empower Soldiers.

  • SFC Smith retires after 20 years of service

    Nov 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground Commander, Col. Raymond Compton presents retirement certificate and Meritorious Service Medal to Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Smith, during a retirement ceremony Nov. 6 at USAEPG.

  • APG STEM Expo hosts 400 local ninth-grade students

    Nov 20, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 20, 2014) -- Team APG hosted more than 400 area high school students for the installation's second Science Technology Engineer and Mathematics (STEM) Expo Nov. 18 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Ninth-grade students from Harford, Cecil and Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland participated in numerous hands-on workshops and demonstrations, gaining a firsthand look into how the Army leverages STEM to protect and empower Soldiers.

  • APG 2014 Thanksgiving Prayer Luncheon

    Nov 20, 2014

  • Rocket Launched at White Sands takes sun images

    Nov 20, 2014

    A rocket launched from White Sand Missile Range took new images of the sun during a scientific mission conducted Nov. 6.

  • Dugway Hope Chapel Hosts A Christmas Youth/Childrens Choir

    Nov 20, 2014

  • APG STEM Expo provides local students hands-on opportunities with advanced Army technologies

    Nov 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- More than 400 local students, teachers and school administrators converged here Nov. 18 for APG's bi-annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo.

  • Long-term TDY rates change to save Army $9 million annually

    Nov 19, 2014

    Long-term temporary duty rules that became effective Nov. 1, 2014, across the Department of Defense, are expected to result in an annual savings of $22 million, of which nearly $9 million will be reaped for the Army each year, according to the service's chief for compensation and entitlements.

  • "Why We Serve" event set for Nov. 25

    Nov 18, 2014

    The "Why We Serve" campaign kick-off is set for Nov. 25 at the Myer Auditorium from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The theme for this event is "Restoring our Commitment to the Profession."

  • Hon. Shyu's reaction as NIE 15.1 comes to a conclusion: 'more efficient and systems are doing well'

    Nov 18, 2014

    Prior to the conclusion of Network Integration Evaluation 15.1, the Hon. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), visited Fort Bliss, Texas and the surrounding areas to observe the Soldier evaluation process in action.

  • Partnership to aid local job seekers

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Signifying a committed, ongoing partnership to help local job-seekers find employment, a memorandum of understanding was signed by Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Susquehanna Workforce Network Oct. 29.

  • DPW to construct new energy plant

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded the garrison's Directorate of Public Works a grant to fund the construction of a new energy plant on APG South (Edgewood).

  • ACC battalion heads to Kuwait

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Contracting Command's 926th Contingency Contracting Battalion bid farewell to fellow Soldiers, Family and friends during a deployment ceremony at the Ball Conference Center on APG North (Aberdeen) Nov. 6.

  • Dustoff pilot recalls medevac missions

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Wally Mueller likes to say that veterans are victors, not victims. The Vietnam War veteran was the guest speaker at the Garrison's Veterans Day program Nov. 12.

  • IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released "IMCOM 2025 and Beyond," a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general's vision for the organization.

  • ATEC fair provides health guidance

    Nov 13, 2014

    Concerned about your blood pressure or blood sugar? How about those pesky moles on your back? And isn't it time you got serious about exercise? These and a host of other health concerns were addressed during the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command health fair Nov. 6.

  • Town halls address Ebola concerns

    Nov 13, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG hosted three town halls to educate the community on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at the APG North (Aberdeen) post theater Oct. 29 and the APG South (Edgewood) conference center Oct. 30.

  • WSMR receives Army energy award

    Nov 13, 2014

    White Sands Missile Range was recognized at this year's Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards held at the Pentagon Oct. 29.

  • Leader Development Program is underway at ATEC

    Nov 6, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters launched its Leader Development Program October 1 to better prepare the ATEC workforce to meet challenges that employees face every day.

  • Home on the range -- even for tortoises

    Nov 5, 2014

    To facilitate U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's important mission while at the same time conserving the proving ground's wildlife population, wildlife biologists have actively sought to determine where populations of Sonoran Desert Tortoises live, searching for the creatures in plots of land most likely to have them present. So far this season, the biologists have found 20 tortoises, a dramatic and unexpected increase over the two they found in the last study three years ago.

  • AMC's senior civilian speaks at 2014 Army Operations Research Symposium

    Nov 4, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- John B. Nerger, U.S. Army Materiel Command's executive deputy to the commanding general, served as the keynote speaker at the Army Operations Research Symposium 2014 (AORS) held at the Team C4ISR Mallette Training Facility here Nov. 4.

  • ATEC kicks off new year of resiliency training for Soldiers and Civilians

    Oct 27, 2014

    ABDERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command kicked off another year of Resiliency Training Oct. 9 at Aberdeen Proving Ground as part of the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program.

  • Army network connects Soldiers, NGOs in Ebola response mission

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, non-governmental organizations and other partners in Operation United Assistance.

  • Garrison employees learn about career advancement tools, resources

    Oct 23, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Hundreds of garrison employees gained insight into the information and resources available to enhance their careers during the first APG Garrison Professional Development Training Symposium at Top of the Bay Oct. 16.

  • Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in high gear at Fort Bliss

    Oct 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general visited the Brigade Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 21, to observe field tests of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, which could leverage proven technology down to the company level of maneuver brigades for the first time, during Network Integration Evaluation 15.1.

  • RTC bulks up to test more powerful engine

    Oct 17, 2014

    The Redstone Aviation Propulsion Test and Research facility at Redstone Test Center is bulking up to test a more powerful gas turbine engine.

  • Army's new network gear supports 82nd Airborne

    Oct 16, 2014

    Establishing and fighting with the Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 network in early entry missions was part of 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT)/82nd Airborne Division's training at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, La.

  • Two to be inducted into White Sands Missile Range Hall of Fame

    Oct 16, 2014

    White Sands Missile Range will induct Dr. Donald W. Hoock, Jr. and Joseph L. Trammel into its Hall of Fame on November 18, 2014 during a luncheon ceremony at the installation's Frontier Club.

  • Honing on the range: Germans fire precision artillery at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Oct 16, 2014

    When a Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) fuze with guidance capability is screwed onto a conventional round, its accuracy is improved to within 150 feet of a target. PGK has undergone a variety of testing at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) for about seven years, and was recently fired from a German Army PzH 2000 155mm howitzer to demonstrate compatibility with systems used by our European allies.

  • APG celebrates Hispanic history, culture

    Oct 15, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Hispanic history and culture were celebrated during the APG annual observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Myer Auditorium at APG North (Aberdeen) Oct. 1.

  • Army acquisition leaders commemorate milestone anniversary, look to next 25 years

    Oct 14, 2014

    Army acquisition leaders celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Army Acquisition Corps at a commemorative event on the opening day of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • German Army tests new machine gun at Yuma Proving Ground

    Oct 14, 2014

    The German army is eager to adopt the new, more-versatile MG 5 for its infantry, but first wanted to subject it to rigorous operational testing in realistic natural environments. U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground met the needs for this.

  • Protecting pilots from danger

    Oct 14, 2014

    An Office of the Secretary of Defense program is testing a Laser Detection And Ranging (LADAR) -based system called the Three-Dimensional Landing Zone (3D-LZ) at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) to give pilots a reliable pair of electronic eyes that can 'see' in even the most degraded visibility conditions.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • ATEC names NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Oct 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After a long day of intensive competition, command sergeants majors from the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, congratulated ATEC's top Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer during the ATEC's first formal NCO and Soldier of the Year competition at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Oct. 1.

  • Groundbreaking celebrates Net Zero water project

    Oct 8, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the APG community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a Net Zero water conservation project near the Canal Creek Aquifer Groundwater Treatment Facility (GWTF) on APG South (Edgewood) Sept. 29.

  • Army Evaluation Soldier retires, will serve as Peace Corps volunteer

    Oct 6, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Retirement doesn't mean the same thing to Army Maj. Marcia Pierce, who has spent her life dedicated to service. Serving others is ingrained in her DNA, evident by her decision to join the Peace Corps once again after leading a life of service in the military.

  • Sensor development, testing enhanced by networked construct

    Oct 3, 2014

    What started as a venture to reduce the cost and time for developing and testing elements of the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System (EMARSS), the Army's newest aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platform, in the Joint Technical Integration Facility (JTIF) has turned into an opportunity for the Army to test the path forward for many of its ISR sensors and verify and validate interoperability with its premiere intelligence system, the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A).

  • ATEC CSMs gather for NCO/ Soldier of the Year Competition

    Oct 2, 2014

    Command Sergeants Majors from the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command attend ATEC's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition ceremony, October 1 at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. The NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition tests competitors' Army aptitude: conquering urban warfare simulations, board interviews, physical fitness tests, essays and Warrior tasks and battle drills relevant to today's operating environment. Pictured from left to right: Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Austin, Army Evaluation Center; Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers, White Sands Missile Range; Command Sgt. Maj. Alma Zeladaparedes, Dugway Proving Ground; Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Orosz, HQ Army Test and Evaluation Command; Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Ward, Yuma Proving Ground; Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Graham, Operational Test Center.

  • High school teacher becomes Army researcher

    Sep 26, 2014

    Army researchers come from a wide variety of backgrounds. That is the case with Elizabeth Caplinger, a chemist and human factors specialist, who has been with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for about six years.

  • Mission: Operation CODE

    Sep 25, 2014

    A group of over 40 children, between the ages of 4 and 11, accepted a Top Secret mission at White Sands Missile Range Sept. 19. The children suited up in their "fatigues" and were escorted by their squad leader to Camp Liberty, also known as the 2nd Engineer Battalion Headquarters, to accomplish the details of their mission.

  • Prevent Suicide

    Sep 25, 2014

    Three steps, calmly taken, can save a troubled life

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