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  • 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.


    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.

  • ATEC enhances SHARP training beyond requirements

    May 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command offered its workforce a more hands-on approach to identifying, preventing and reporting sexual harassment and assault in an effort to expand its annual SHARP training at the Hollis Building here April 23 and 24.

  • Space cannon blasts into 1960's space race

    May 6, 2013

    Manned space ships became a national priority during the space race of the 1960's, but Yuma Proving Ground played a little-known role in developing a cannon that could fire scientific payloads into space. In 1966, a cannon at the proving ground fired a projectile to an altitude of 111 miles, a record that still stands. The specially-designed cannon was the largest artillery piece ever constructed.

  • Getting your bike back on track

    May 6, 2013

    It was mid-afternoon on a Thursday when I received a phone call from my best friend asking if I could help him move some furniture. Although I was tired from staff duty the night before, I told him I would be right over. I figured if we could knock out the move quickly, I could get back home to rest. I decided to take my motorcycle, so I threw on an old flight suit and the required personal protective equipment to make the five-mile ride. Little did I know that this ride would change my life forever.

  • May is Mental Health Month

    May 3, 2013

    The Army is determined to decrease the stigma and get help to those who need it, by promoting dialogue between leaders, Soldiers, families, civilians and the community.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • Soldiers prepare to face opposing forces in NIE 13.2

    May 1, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are preparing to conduct decisive action operations against an adaptive opposing force during Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, which is scheduled to start this month.

  • ATC recognizes employees for significant contributions

    Apr 30, 2013

    Three U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center employees received prestigious awards presented by ATC Commander Col. Gordon Graham and ATC Technical Director John Wallace at the 2012 ATC Annual Awards Ceremony April 9.

  • Jenkins named North Alabama Aerospace Technician of the Year

    Apr 30, 2013

    Andrew Jenkins received the 2013 North Alabama Aerospace Technician of the Year Award at the Aerospace Technician Appreciation Night held at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Ala., April 11.

  • Army wins top award for innovation

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army has been named one of the world's most innovative research organizations, after earning more than 300 patents for new technologies in a three-year period.

  • Personal Courage, other Army Values unscathed by fiscal uncertainties

    Apr 29, 2013

    Personal courage has long been associated with our Army; and now more than ever, we are seeing Army Soldiers, civilians and contractors demonstrating personal courage as the nation faces a fiscal crisis.

  • New artillery vehicles tested at WSMR

    Apr 29, 2013

    The next generation of self propelled artillery is going through testing on White Sands Missile Range to ready it for tomorrow s battlefield.

  • Survivor recalls the Holocaust during APG ceremony

    Apr 26, 2013

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

  • Tech Expo adds training sessions to schedule

    Apr 26, 2013

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

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

    Apr 26, 2013

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

  • Army, industry discuss Manpack radio path ahead

    Apr 24, 2013

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

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

    Apr 23, 2013

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

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

    Apr 22, 2013

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

  • Out on a Limb

    Apr 22, 2013

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

  • Two WSMR organizations were awarded the VPP Star rating

    Apr 22, 2013

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

  • Cemetery verification project kicks off

    Apr 18, 2013

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

  • APG joins National Take-Back

    Apr 18, 2013

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

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 18, 2013

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

  • Army researchers improve vehicle design with blast tests

    Apr 16, 2013

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

  • Army's financial managers committed to improving fiscal readiness

    Apr 15, 2013

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

  • New electronic warfare tool offers innovative approach

    Apr 11, 2013

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

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

    Apr 11, 2013

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

  • Community speaks out against sexual assault

    Apr 11, 2013

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

  • Do TEL - Jumpstarting your Transition to a Civilian Career

    Apr 10, 2013

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

  • April is Month of the Military Child

    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • APG kicks off month of sexual assault awareness events

    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • CAPE educates APG workforce on Army Profession

    Apr 4, 2013

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

  • AEC Soldiers engage middle school students

    Apr 3, 2013

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

  • NCOs, Meet Charlie, the MOS with the Most

    Apr 3, 2013

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

  • Army developing models for most survivable combat vehicle

    Apr 2, 2013

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

  • Company Command Post Training Sets provide integrated training

    Apr 1, 2013

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

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

    Mar 29, 2013

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


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