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  • More than 5,600 participate in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 22, 2015

    More than 5,600 marchers had the honor of shaking hands with a Bataan Death March survivor before beginning their 26.2 mile trek in the New Mexico desert March 22 during the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range.

  • National Guard needs continued investment, generals tell Congress

    Mar 21, 2015

    Continuing to invest in the National Guard to ensure it remains accessible, responsive and capable will provide the nation a force that is proven on the battlefield and in the homeland.

  • ATEC engages Cecil County students

    Mar 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command participated in another year of Career Blast event at Cecil College March 17 to 19 in support of cultivating future Science, Technology, Engineering and Math professionals.

  • The faces behind the computer screens

    Mar 18, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Pictured here are the faces of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground's (USAEPG) Test Analysis Division, Data Processing Team. The test team provides data reduction and analysis (DRA) in support of lab testing and over-the-air field testing for Army radios at USAEPG Fort Huachuca, Ariz. and at Fort Bliss, Texas, during Network Integration Evaluation events. The test team utilizes USAEPG's Instrumentation Management System, a set of software services used to monitor and test communications systems, to collect network data including: message traffic, mission command traffic, and network control traffic. The Data Processing Team reduces the collected data using USAEPG'S Data Processing Unit Modular and DRA- Findings software to provide a variety of network metrics such as message completion rate and speed-of-service reports and graphs. These are the faces most people never see, but they are the faces behind our data analysis and reduction for lab and over-the-air field testing.

  • ATEC personnel get smart on health and wellness

    Mar 18, 2015

    Guest speaker Catherine Brown, a Nutrition Specialist, Master Personal Trainer & Fitness Chef, chats with members of the ATEC workforce about healthy habits, diet and nutrition during an ATEC Health and Wellness workshop at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. This event, and others like it, support the Army's ready and resiliency efforts.

  • Yuma Proving Ground's new gun mounts cost-effective, built to last

    Mar 17, 2015

    Many of the fixtures and components to support the vigorous testing of artillery are not available on the commercial market, or need to be extensively modified for the Army's testing needs. When a test fixture design project is too big for YPG's capabilities, the proving ground relies on its strong relationships with sister installations to meet the mission.

  • Vietnam War hero spends day at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Mar 17, 2015

    The first Congressional Medal of Honor winner to visit the post in at least 30 years, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins spent a day at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground late last month. It is reckoned that Adkins killed in excess of 100 adversary troops through a grueling four-day battle in Vietnam in 1966, and saved at least a dozen of his own men. He sustained 18 different wounds, from shrapnel to gunshots. Through it all, he maintained an unshakeable will to survive.

  • Back on his feet: U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground worker returns with artificial leg

    Mar 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground ammunition plant worker Robert "Smokee" Trujillo has captivated the post's attention with his valiant five-year effort to save his left leg, which was shattered in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, a particularly serious infection made further attempts to save his leg futile. Giving in to the inevitable, doctors amputated Trujillo's leg last October. Now, thanks to a high-tech prosthesis, he is back on his feet-- and at work.

  • Future of Army Aviation Research: Q&A with lead researcher

    Mar 16, 2015

    Dr. Bill Lewis is the director of the Aviation Development Directorate for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research and Development Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • Army Study Program Management Office Recognizes Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 16, 2015

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. This has been a hot issue for the Army for years, as Soldiers return from theater with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting from combat. TBIs contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability every year. The incidences of TBI in service members increased as the use of IEDs have become more prevalent on the battlefield. From the calendar year 2000 through the first quarter of 2011, over 200,000 service members had been identified as having sustained a TBI.

  • A Week in the Life of a GEMS Student

    Mar 13, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program have opened to students for the 10th year.

  • 2nd Engineer Battalion Soldiers train for their final Bataan march at White Sands Missile Range

    Mar 13, 2015

  • Women Today: Erin Dorrance

    Mar 13, 2015

  • Allyn encourages network modernization during visit

    Mar 12, 2015

    From live operational updates on board a C-17 aircraft, to satellite terminals the size of a briefcase, to wireless command posts, new communications technologies will support the Army's "ability to get there faster with a lighter footprint," Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn said.

  • Know your Resources; Army Team Building Program

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Army Family Team Building program empowers individuals through maximizing their personal growth and professional development through specialized training, this in turn transforms the military community into a resilient and strong foundation to meet today's military mission.

  • Dugway Proving Grounds First Renewable Energy Project Approved

    Mar 12, 2015

    The final design of a $7.7 million solar power array will be approved in the next month, with construction to begin shortly thereafter. The 25-acre solar array marks the first, major renewable energy project to be approved on Dugway Proving Ground (DPG).

  • Army's new 'extreme batteries' research center taps local experts

    Mar 10, 2015

    The Army's Center for Research in Extreme Batteries will host a meeting for experts interested in joining. The center's goal is to strengthen the bonds between partners who want to solve practical battery problems that U.S. ground forces face.

  • Army Warfighter Experiment highlights new technologies

    Mar 9, 2015

    Three Army technologies were in play at the recently conducted Army Expeditionary Warfighter Experiment on Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • STEM brings leaders from Google, Army Electronic Proving Ground in for school tour

    Mar 9, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Jamie Casap, global education evangelist for Google speaks with students of the STEM program at Smith Middle School on Fort Huachuca as Bonnie Austin, district superintendent for Fort Huachuca Schools and Col. Ray Compton, commander of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) listen on March 4. Casap was invited to tour Smith Middle School as part of a larger community initiative in STEM education that USAEPG has been an active participant. USAEPG is the U.S. Army's designated developmental tester for technology systems that include communications and networks.

  • Army Electronic Proving Ground Soldiers join students during walk, bike to school day

    Mar 9, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Col. Ray Compton, commander of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground with his guidon on his left leads Soldiers, spouses and children during Fort Huachuca's Bike, Walk to School Day on March 6. Soldiers assigned to USAEPG support and conduct tests of network and communications technology for the Army, Department of Defense, and commercial customers. USAEPG is the Army designated development tester for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

  • DES tests fire suppression system

    Mar 9, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) tested a newly-renovated fire suppression system inside the Phillips Army Airfield aircraft hangar on APG North (Aberdeen) Feb 18.

  • 309th MI Bn. run brings community together

    Mar 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Despite strong winds on Saturday morning, more than 190 racers came out to participate in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion Sentinel Pursuit, an 8-mile run.

  • Unique Army tactical vehicles being integrated for Network Integration Evaluation 15.2

    Mar 6, 2015

    In preparation of Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, 15.2, Fort Bliss, Texas, transforms into the epicenter for one-of-a-kind vehicles equipped with the most technologically advanced Army network systems.

  • ATEC Commander talks cyber testing at local ITEA Cyber Luncheon

    Mar 6, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley, commander of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, served as this year's keynote speaker at an International Test and Evaluation Association cyber security workshop February 26, 2015, at Water's Edge Events Center in Belcamp.

  • Army realigns tactical network initialization process for increased efficiency

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Army is bringing increased flexibility to the way troops initialize their mission command systems by putting the power in the hands of the communications officer, or S6, to make real-time changes, on the fly.

  • Army aviation researchers focus on rotorcraft

    Mar 3, 2015

    Army rotorcraft of the future will depend on the imaginations and engineering prowess of scientists, researchers and aviators at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army Research Laboratory lays out science and technology priorities through 2019

    Mar 3, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is shaping its science and technology program to support the future direction of the Army in a way that is open and transparent to the workforce, sister organizations within the Army and potential partners across the world.

  • Gun Safety Is No Accident

    Mar 3, 2015

    We are Soldiers! From the moment we step off the bus and report in at the reception station, we are introduced to the Army's values and strict standards of discipline. Drill sergeants enforce these standards and capitalize on every opportunity to ensure we're focused, trained and ready to do what the Army requires, to defend this nation if, when and where it may be necessary.

  • 2015 Senior Leader Message: "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

    Mar 2, 2015

    "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives"

  • New Army tool enhances electronic warfare capabilities

    Mar 2, 2015

    The Electronic Warfare Planning and Management Tool allows for greater control and enhancement of the Army's electronic warfare capabilities.

  • U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground tests JECP tent in multiple natural environments

    Mar 2, 2015

    For Soldiers operating in areas contaminated by biological or chemical weapons, the integrity of their tents could be a matter of life or death. The Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection (JECP) tent is currently undergoing rigorous testing at both Yuma Test Center and Tropic Regions Test Center, both of which fall under the jurisdiction of U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.

  • A thankless yet indispensible job

    Mar 2, 2015

    Meet Sandi Garbutt, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground Defense Travel System and Government Travel Card Program administrator. Garbutt oversees the travel orders and vouchers submissions and monitors travel card activity for USAEPG military and civilian personnel.

  • Taking wing: U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground engineer mentors budding pilots

    Mar 2, 2015

    After a career in the armed forces that includes eight overseas deployments, including two to Iraq, some veterans might feel they have served their country enough. For U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground electronics engineer Scott Myers, however, retirement from active duty merely marked a different phase of service. The experienced pilot has mentored young pilots in his local Civil Air Patrol unit for the past two years.

  • Monitoring bald eagles

    Mar 2, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During the most recent count of Aberdeen Proving Ground bald eagles in early January, 177 were spotted along the installation shorelines; indicating a thriving eagle population on post.

  • Surviving a lengthy deployment

    Mar 2, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Surviving a loved one's deployment can be a challenge for everyone at home. Even family members who have gone through many separations say that time apart is still difficult to process.

  • Vet recalls Battle of Hamburger Hill

    Mar 2, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Robert L. Richardson described himself as a 19-year-old kid when he first set foot in Vietnam in 1969. Just one year later, he left there a man.

  • Army seeks to boost aircraft performance, survivability

    Mar 1, 2015

    Army researchers, scientists and engineers are moving forward to develop aviation technology solutions to support future Soldiers.

  • Soldiers 'fight on arrival' with new blue force tracking system

    Feb 27, 2015

    The Army's next-generation mounted situational awareness capability is now officially in the hands of Soldiers.

  • Greywolf brigade perform CALFEX

    Feb 27, 2015

    Attack helicopters, tanks, infantry and artillery performed harmoniously with each other during the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division combined live-fire exercise Feb. 18 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army acquisition product directors selected in first-ever board

    Feb 26, 2015

    Fourteen candidates from the Army Acquisition Corps were selected from the first-ever product director centralized selection board held Dec. 4-5, 2014, at Fort Knox, Kentucky. A talent management board of directors met Feb. 6 to approve the positions for the newly-selected product directors. Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, Army director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM), presided over the board consisting of Mr. Craig A. Spisak, deputy Army DACM and the 12 program executive officers.

  • NDIA selects ATEC's OTC major as 2015 military tester of the year

    Feb 26, 2015

    The National Defense Industrial Association has selected Maj. Steve Power, U.S. Army Operational Test Command's Maneuver Support and Sustainment Test Directorate, as the 2015 Military Tester of the Year. Brig. Gen. Scott Spellmon, OTC commanding general, praised Power for his leadership and commitment to the Army's operational testing program.

  • Staying Resilient: Practicing to face change and setbacks

    Feb 26, 2015

    She has been deployed twice to Iraq, while completing an online associate's degree in Human Services at Columbia College. She has done many things on her own, but it wasn't until later in life that she learned better tools to cope with the stresses of life. She is Sgt. 1st Class Carmela Brown-Nelson and was deployed in support of the Operation Iraqi Freedom for six months and the Operation New Dawn for 14 months.

  • 205th MI Battalion, Tactical Engagement Team advance DCGS-A in Pacific

    Feb 24, 2015

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The 205th Military Intelligence Battalion here conducted ground breaking training on the Distributed Common Ground System-Army, or DCGS-A, in January to posture the unit to be able to support requirements as the anchor point of the Army's intelligence enterprise in the Pacific.

  • Army Electronic Proving Ground Commander speaks at JROTC Ball

    Feb 24, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Col. Ray Compton, commander of the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) speaks at the Buena High School JROTC Ball, Jan. 24. Buena High School is located in Sierra Vista, a community nestled around Fort Huachuca. USAEPG is the Army's designated developmental tester for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. Compton has been working with local schools STEM programs to open education opportunities to the educators there for possible curriculum integration, supporting STEM.

  • USAMRMC Wins Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

    Feb 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Office of Research and Technology Applications, or Medical Technology Transfer Office, will receive recognition for the successful technology transfer of the ArmedXpertâ„¢ DNA deconvolution software.

  • ATEC hosts APG Black History Month Celebration

    Feb 20, 2015

    Team APG celebrated Black History Month during the installation's annual observance at the Myer Auditorium Feb. 12. Hosted by the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command and Team APG, the program theme celebrated "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture." Commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Dennis L. Via, delivered the keynote address.

  • APG Senior Commander deems SHARP Resource Center an installation priority

    Feb 20, 2015

  • White Sands Soldiers compete at All Army Small Arms Championships

    Feb 19, 2015

    The 2nd Engineer Battalion, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division from White Sands Missile Range sent two teams consisting of junior leaders to compete in the 2015 All Army Small Arms Championships at Fort Benning, Georgia Feb. 1-7. The weeklong event combined practical training with an opportunity for professional networking with some of the Army's top shooters.

  • Drawn to U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Feb 18, 2015

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground's mission of testing nearly every piece of equipment in the ground combat arsenal requires the skill of hundreds of talented engineers who hail from all parts of the country. Many rise to distinction within the test community and spend entire careers here, even if they never imagined working and living in one of the world's most extreme desert environments. One of these individuals, Isaac Rodriguez, was recently named National Defense Industrial Association government civilian tester of the year.

  • Solar Field Ribbon Cutting Brings Community Together

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona- In an endeavor towards sustainability, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday showcasing 57,420 solar panels that have begun providing renewable energy on Fort Huachuca. The sun beamed down brightly as Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Deputy Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed the crowd. The ceremony took place outside the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, with the solar array creating the backdrop.

  • MLK Observance features message to "get involved"

    Feb 12, 2015

    Soldiers, civilians and community members gathered together for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Observance Jan. 29 at the Community Club at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.

  • Kirk honors fallen nurse

    Feb 12, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic recognized the 114th birthday of the Army Nurse Corps by honoring fallen ANC officer and former KUSAHC nurse Capt. Maria Ines Ortiz with a flag tribute and ceremony at the garrison flag pole Feb. 2.

  • Personnel reduction session draws 500+

    Feb 12, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 500 people concerned with possible force reductions that could shrink the Soldier and civilian population at APG by 4,300 personnel, attended a public listening session at the Harford Technical High School Amoss Center Jan. 29.

  • African Land Forces Summit 2015 begins

    Feb 11, 2015

    African Land Forces Summit 2015 kicked off today with land force commanders from 36 African nations in attendance. The event, otherwise known as ALFS, will run from Feb. 9-12, in Dakar, Senegal. Attendees, all general officers from countries spanning the African continent, will conduct meetings to address mutual interests and concerns, as well as have a chance to solidify relationships.

  • Army scientists discover how to predict damage in future military vehicles

    Feb 11, 2015

    Army researchers made an important discovery during metals testing that could impact the way the structural health of current and future military vehicles are deemed "healthy and more efficient."

  • ATEC: This month in Resiliency…Energy Management

    Feb 11, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Resiliency Team kicked off the New Year by sharing tips on how ATEC personnel can better manage energy at ATEC's January Resiliency session at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Recreation Center.

  • The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground hosts local educators during a community outreach tour

    Feb 11, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground hosted educators from Smith Middle School, a Fort Huachuca school, and from Buena High School, from Sierra Vista, for a visit. The educators were given the opportunity to learn more about the STEM opportunities presented at USAEPG that could possibly be incorporated into their curriculum. This visit was part of the ongoing community outreach efforts of USAEPG.

  • Enhanced access control: Frequently Asked Questions, Information - Updated April 2

    Feb 11, 2015

    The safety and security of all residents, workers and visitors at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall is paramount; and, JBM-HH wants to serve its customers in the best way possible. See Frequently Asked Questions, updated as necessary.

  • The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground hosts local educators during a community outreach tour

    Feb 10, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground hosted educators from Smith Middle School, a Fort Huachuca school, and from Buena High School, from Sierra Vista, for a visit. The educators were given the opportunity to learn more about the STEM opportunities presented at USAEPG that could possibly be incorporated into their curriculum. This visit was part of the ongoing community outreach efforts of USAEPG.

  • U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground begins spring cleanup with bulk shredding preparation

    Feb 10, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Today the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground began spring cleanup with preparation for a bulk shredding day. Two directorates, Command Support and Resource Management, Civilian and Soldier alike, joined forces to make the task go more quickly proving the proverb "many hands make the work light."

  • A Soldier with a heart for young people

    Feb 10, 2015

    Meet Sgt. 1st Class John P. Rivera Jr., an operations and administrative NCO at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground. Rivera is involved in youth wrestling activities in the community of Sierra Vista. He coaches at Buena High School two afternoons a week.

  • McHugh lauds Soldiers' willingness to serve at GTMO

    Feb 10, 2015

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh spoke to service members during a trip to see the detention facilities, Feb. 9, during his first trip to Joint Task Force Guantanamo.

  • 6-17 CAV Returns from South Korea Feb. 9, 2015

    Feb 9, 2015

    WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers, leaders and Family members of the U.S. Army Aviation Task Force welcomed the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment back from its nine-month rotation to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2015.

  • Senior leaders gather for cyber summit

    Feb 6, 2015

    The growing importance of cyber operations brought more than 100 seniors leaders from around the Army and Department of Defense to Fort Gordon, Feb. 4, to plan for the unique infrastructure needs of cyber warriors.

  • TACOM Commander speaks at Army Evalution Center Leadership Cohort

    Feb 6, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham (standing), commander of the U.S. Army Tank and Automotive Command, serves as a guest speaker at the Army Evaluation Center's 2015 Aberdeen Proving Ground Senior Leader Cohort Summit February 4, at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters at APG.

  • 40th ESB returns to Fort Huachuca after nine-month deployment

    Feb 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion arrived home on Fort Huachuca Wednesday at Libby Army Airfield. Approximately 300 Soldiers returned after performing communications contingency operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in southwest Asia.

  • 2nd Engineer Battalion conducts last Sapper Steel Stakes competition on WSMR

    Feb 6, 2015

    Soldiers of the 2nd Engineer Battalion conducted the final Sapper Steel Stakes training competition to be run on White Sands Missile Range Jan. 28 and 29. Sapper Steel Stakes is a competition the Battalion holds regularly to test a variety of skills and abilities important to the combat engineer. The events vary slightly from competition to competition, but every competition focuses on combat engineer skills, infantry and basic Soldier skills, and stress based challenges that force the Soldier to rapidly transition from physically demanding challenges to ones that require fine motor skills or a focused mind.

  • PM Distributed Common Ground System -- Army and Intelligence & Information Warfare Directorate Invit

    Feb 6, 2015

    PM Distributed Common Ground System -- Army and Intelligence & Information Warfare Directorate Invite Industry to Discuss Increment 2 Contract Opportunities

  • SHARP Resource Center opens at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Feb 5, 2015

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) Resource Center located on the second floor of the Janet M. Barr Soldier Center- opened its doors on Jan. 2, 2015. The resource center, available to both military and civilians, is designed to handle restricted and unrestricted cases of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

  • Army Test and Evaluation Command visits the Army Electronic Proving Ground

    Feb 5, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley (right), the commanding general of the Army Test and Evaluation Command reviews Soldier training during a test event of the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System, or EMARSS, at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground (USAEPG) Feb. 5 at Fort Huachuca. USAEPG is the Army's designated tester for intelligence systems like EMARSS.

  • Lincoln Assassination Military Tribunal: 150 years later

    Feb 4, 2015

    FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces a special observance of the 150-year anniversary of the start of the military tribunal of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

  • U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground meteorologist provides shipboard support to NASA

    Feb 4, 2015

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground personnel pride themselves on going the extra mile for test customers, but it isn't often they go hundreds of miles offshore in the Pacific Ocean. YPG meteorologist Mark Hendrickson did this three times in support of the first space flight of NASA's Orion space capsule, bringing his expertise to the important mission after years of providing meteorology support to NASA developmental tests conducted at YPG.

  • Viewing the past: U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground Soldiers visit, reflect

    Feb 4, 2015

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground is the last active Army installation in the Desert Maneuver Area, and within its boundaries lies what once was Camp Laguna. Today, the camp's legacy lives on in a free Europe, not in architectural remains: all that is left on the desert floor are concrete pads, rock-lined pathways that were once flanked by hundreds of tents, and scattered detritus of camp life: badly rusted tin ration cans and cups, and the occasional glass Coke bottle. But the greatest generation's successors in uniform nonetheless look upon the site as reverently as if it were home to a great cathedral, or a massive ancient ruin, reflecting on the hardships the raw recruits faced in training so many decades ago.

  • Redstone Army Airfield grows with Redstone Test Center's mission

    Feb 2, 2015

    Redstone Army Airfield is in a state of constant development and has been for the past six years as Redstone Test Center expands its footprint to meet its expanding mission.

  • IMCOM leader visits with White Sands Missile Range

    Jan 30, 2015

  • Test Chamber Upgrades Benefit Warfighter

    Jan 30, 2015

    A nearly $2.8 million upgrade at U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) is underway for four different test systems that replicate harsh transport or environmental conditions in an effort to test durability before fielding to the warfighter.

  • White Sands Missile Range clears skies for Super Bowl XLIX

    Jan 30, 2015

    Airspace over White Sands Missile Range, the largest restricted airspace in the U.S. controlled by the Department of Defense, will partially open up in support of Super Bowl XLIX. At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration or FAA, WSMR will release part of its airspace to the FAA to accommodate an expected increase of commercial and general aviation traffic flying to and from Phoenix, Arizona Feb. 1-2.

  • First LEGO League returns

    Jan 29, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Nearly 130 students from across the state competed in the fourth annual FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition hosted at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters on APG North (Aberdeen) Jan. 24.

  • MLK event emphasizes community

    Jan 29, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 680 Soldiers, civilians, retirees, family members and local students reflected on the timeless words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual APG ceremony that celebrated the legacy of the civil rights leader at the Myer Auditorium Jan. 21. The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO CBD) coordinated the event.

  • CVC addresses community concerns

    Jan 29, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Community Voice Committee, or CVC, discussed APG quality of life issues during its second meeting of the fiscal year, Jan. 22.

  • Army cyber defenders open source code in new GitHub project

    Jan 28, 2015

    Army cyber defenders released code to help detect and understand cyber attacks.

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

    Jan 24, 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, hosted the 2014 FIRST Lego League robotics competition for students age 9-14, Saturday, January 24 at U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command headquarters at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Commentary: Army sensors research

    Jan 22, 2015

    "At the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, we understand how science and technology bring the power of American innovation to everything we do."

  • Army advances bio-threat detector

    Jan 21, 2015

    The Army's second-generation Tactical Biological Detector will provide Soldiers with a lightweight, low-power, highly effective biological detector, officials said.

  • National Gallery of Art finds creative uses for Army technology

    Jan 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army protects its ground and air vehicles against chemical and biological contaminants with advanced coatings developed at the Army Research Laboratory.

  • Future of Army Sensors

    Jan 20, 2015

    Army science and technology officials are seeking ways to improve situational awareness, mobility, lethality and the maintainability and effectiveness of Army systems.

  • Out of Africa: New U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground recreation director a world traveler

    Jan 20, 2015

    Former Peace Corps volunteer and longtime Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation employee Tina Wills brings her unique experiences to the position of recreation director at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.

  • Army takes next step to merge C2, intelligence traffic onto WIN-T

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Army has taken the next step in merging operational and intelligence traffic onto the WIN-T transport. The Army can realize significant cost savings in money, resources and satellite bandwidth by converging intelligence and C2 onto a common platform, an expert said.

  • RDECOM chief of staff retires after 30 years of service

    Jan 20, 2015

    U.S. Army RDECOM reflected on the 30-year career of Col. Kenneth R. Tarcza during his retirement ceremony Jan. 20.

  • DCGS-A supports 101st global efforts to contain spread of Ebola

    Jan 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, AZ -- The Army's primary intelligence weapon system is supporting the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), deployed as the headquarters unit for the military mission in Liberia to help contain, track and stop the spread of Ebola in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • Freestate welcomes new candidates

    Jan 16, 2015

    The Maryland National Guard Freestate ChalleNGe Academy in-processed 115 candidates for Class #44 at the APG South (Edgewood) recreation center Jan. 11.

  • ATEC bids farewell to senior leader Bob Carter, recognizes 31 years of service

    Jan 15, 2015

    Described by his colleagues as humble, calm, cool and collected, Robert "Bob" Carter (Senior Executive Service), executive technical director, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, hopes to leave a legacy of what he sees as his most impactful role as a leader--developing people.

  • Col. Comptom visit with Tombstone High School JROTC Cadets

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Last week, Col. Ray Compton, commander, U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground met with the cadre and cadets of the Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Tombstone High School, in fabled Tombstone, Arizona. The Senior Army Instructor, retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Thom Gross grew the school's JROTC program substantially since its creation only a few years ago at the high school. Compton, along with his noncommissioned officer, Sgt. 1st Class John P. Rivera Jr conducted an "OPD," or officer professional development session with the junior cadets and opened the conversation to answer any questions the cadets had. USAEPG is the Army's designated developmental tester for networking and communication system, located on nearby Fort Huachuca.

  • Eric L. Bowen promoted to Lt. Col. at U.S. Electronic Proving Ground

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Last week, a promotion ceremony for Eric L. Bowen, chief, Operational Test Division, headquartered at the U.S. Electronic Proving Ground, Fort Huachuca, was officiated by Col. Ray Compton, commander, USAEPG. The ceremony was held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, on Fort Huachuca. Maj. Bowen officially became Lt. Col. Bowen on Jan. 1, 2015. Bowen's rank was pinned on by his wife, with his daughter also participating in the ceremony. Compton administered a renewal of the officers' oath of office.

  • A Soldier who wrestles with the young

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Meet Sgt. 1st Class John P. Rivera Jr., an operations and administrative NCO at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, headquartered at Fort Huachuca. Rivera is involved in youth wrestling activities in the community of Sierra Vista. He coaches at Buena High School two afternoons a week. Rivera is president of the Team Chute Boxe Wrestling Club in Sierra Vista, where he also coaches children four years old and up. Head wrestling coach at Buena High School, Mark J. Dannels said, "He's [Rivera] a great guy, and we are lucky to have him work with us."

  • White Sands starts year with lower accident numbers

    Jan 15, 2015

    A recent report shows accidents at White Sands Missile Range were down 13 percent during fiscal year 2014. The total number of injuries went down to 166 this fiscal year from 190 during fiscal year 2013, according to an annual rollup chart compiled by the WSMR Safety Office comparing each type of accident between both years.

  • 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.