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  • RDECOM recognizes NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 4, 2012

    After five days of competition that pushed four Soldiers' physical abilities and technical expertise, Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman and Pfc. Joshua Inserra earned honors March 30 as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively. RDECOM's enlisted corps serves an important role by acting as Soldier representatives with the Army's scientists and engineers, Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie said. RDECOM Director Dale Ormond and Beharie presented the winners Army Commendation Medals; gift certificates from AAFES and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and an RDECOM backpack filled with T-shirts.

  • Putting materials through the wringer at Natick

    Mar 26, 2012

    Luisa DeMorais and her team will go to any lengths to make certain that the items service members wear and carry are performing to their full potential -- even if it means doing 96 loads of laundry in a single day.

  • Unprecedented capabilities, high-tech resources to debut at Army's new lab complex

    Mar 26, 2012

    When the U.S. Army opens the new Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory April 11, officials will unveil 30,000 square feet of research space, eight state-of-the-art labs and one of the world's largest environmental testing chambers.

  • Robotics competitions promote science education for students

    Mar 26, 2012

    Personnel at Picatinny Arsenal are involved in advancing education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in local area schools through a competitive robotics program.

  • Four RDECOM Soldiers vie for command honors

    Mar 26, 2012

    Four enlisted Soldiers will test their physical fitness, endurance, technical aptitude and reasoning skills March 26 to 30 for top honors within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. On a sunny, cool and breezy morning, three staff sergeants and one private first class kicked off the five-day competition for RDECOM Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • ECBC 'sci-fi' technologies counter emerging threats

    Mar 21, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- To help counter chemical and biological threats, U.S. Army scientists are exploring artificial human organs and smartphones that can detect hazardous agents. Research biologist Calvin Chue recently joined Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and is bringing advancements to research and development projects.

  • Married Army scientists bolster biological-threat detection

    Mar 20, 2012

    A married couple, both U.S. Army research biologists, is working together to improve Soldiers' ability to detect, identify and protect against potentially lethal biological threat agents.

  • McHugh glimpses Army energy future

    Mar 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh glimpsed the Army's energy future March 16, 2012, while attending the Army Power & Energy Initiatives Breakfast and visiting the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • New command sergeant major assumes role at RDECOM

    Mar 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command introduced its new senior noncommissioned officer to the community March 16. Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert O. Beharie assumed duties as the leader of RDECOM's enlisted Soldiers during a Change of Responsibility ceremony at the Post Theater. About 150 Soldiers and Army civilian employees welcomed Beharie to RDECOM and APG.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert O. Beharie

    Mar 15, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert O. Beharie is the senior enlisted adviser for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Beharie assumed the responsibility March 16, 2012.

  • Army's newest laboratory complex to open April 11

    Mar 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army will open a new lab complex at an April 11, 2012, ceremony at the Detroit Arsenal, Mich.

  • Secretary of the Army sees 'science behind the Soldier'

    Mar 15, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh got a look at what Soldiers wear, eat and carry during a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2012.

  • Baltimore students discover Army technology

    Mar 12, 2012

    BALTIMORE -- The inquisitive minds of about 300 local students examined, inspected and explored the science and engineering that supports Soldiers. During the Innovative STEM Conference, the 2012 Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium's first event over three days, Aberdeen Proving Ground research and development organizations displayed their contributions to America's Soldiers.

  • Army engineer analyzes potential hazards to ensure safety

    Mar 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians investigate buried munitions and suspected chemical or biological agents to ensure safe operations in the field. To strengthen their protection, engineers such as Ricardo Anderson scrutinize military equipment and programs for potential hazards. Anderson, a systems safety engineer with Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, works to mitigate these possible dangers.

  • Army scientist readies Soldiers' masks for chem-bio hazards

    Mar 5, 2012

    Jadey Pareja, an Edgewood Chemical Biological Center chemist, leads five scientists in the Protective Equipment Test Branch who test and analyze the carbon materials that will be integrated into Soldiers' protective mask filters.

  • Army works with industry, academia to study micro-robotics

    Feb 27, 2012

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 27, 2012) -- Imagine a future when American Soldiers will see threats lurking just beyond their vision with help from autonomous robots the size of bats and hummingbirds and even down to the size of a fruit fly.

  • UPenn researchers offered robotic assistance at nuclear plant

    Feb 27, 2012

    When an earthquake and tsunami devastated a nuclear power plant in Japan last year repair workers could not get close to the overheating core. Deadly radiation kept people at bay, but robots showed they had the "right stuff."

  • Army scientist shields Soldiers from chemical agents

    Feb 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- To shield American Soldiers from emerging chemical threats in combat, the U.S. Army turns to scientists such as Frederick Cox and his team at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Cox, branch chief of ECBC's Chemical, Biological and Radiological Filtration Group, manages 25 scientists who are entrusted with filters that protect Warfighters and civilians from potentially dangerous airborne chemicals and biological hazards.

  • Army engineer protects Soldiers from chemical threats

    Feb 23, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A U.S. Army engineer from APG is enabling American Soldiers to detect and defeat their adversaries' arsenal of chemical agents. Nichole Au, a civilian chemical engineer with Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, and her colleagues travel to military installations across the United States to field, test, maintain and repair chemical detectors for all services. "[I] get to interact with Soldiers and see the efforts of [my] work immediately," Au said. "[Soldiers] come to you to fix something so they can use it right away. What I'm doing helps keep Soldiers safe. It's really gratifying. "You don't always get to see immediately the effects that you have on people. That's one of the best things about going into the field."

  • NSRDEC engineer named ballistics fellow

    Feb 23, 2012

  • Leaders serve as mentors during BEYA Experience

    Feb 21, 2012

    Senior leaders from Aberdeen Proving Ground served as mentors to 225 pre-college students and engineering majors from East Coast colleges during a mentorship session at the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Awards Experience Feb. 17.

  • Joseph Wienand, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

    Feb 14, 2012

  • Civilian takes charge of Army R&D organization

    Feb 10, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command changed leaders Feb. 10, welcoming a civilian executive at the helm for the first time. Dale A. Ormond assumed responsibility in a ceremony at the APG Post Theater. About 500 Soldiers, Army civilians and local elected officials attended Ormond's introduction to the community.

  • Army Attacks Hardware Corrosion

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Scott Reis is on a mission. An anti-corrosion mission, that is. He and fellow Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center employees carry out the mission of the Aviation and Missile Command's Corrosion Program Office to promote corrosion prevention programs for a wide range of AMCOM systems.

  • Prototype Integration Facility Creates Real World Solutions

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Necessity truly is the mother of invention at the Prototype Integration Facility. Most of the inventions conceived at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Engineering Directorate PIF were inspired by war fighters' needs for rapid solutions to shortfalls or problems within the theater of operations.

  • Solar power to energize Detroit Arsenal

    Feb 7, 2012

    The first solar-powered microgrid to provide energy to an Army installation is scheduled to be operational this spring. U.S. Army engineers will install the system at Detroit Arsenal.

  • Army bringing Detroit military muscle, efficiency to Chicago Auto Show

    Feb 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army is sending two concept hybrid vehicles to the Chicago Auto Show to showcase its latest energy-efficiency efforts that can save money, address environmental concerns and save Soldiers' lives.

  • New first aid kit being developed at Natick

    Feb 2, 2012

    The new Individual First Aid Kit being developed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center eventually will be carried by every Soldier in a combat environment.

  • Wool possible high-performance fiber for combat clothing

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is evaluating wool fabrics for use in combat clothing.

  • Maj. Gen. Justice recognizes Army's newest officers

    Jan 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The U.S. Army's 85 newest officers left McGinnis-Wickham Hall Jan. 26 charged with a tremendous honor and responsibility -- to guard and protect their nation. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, shared lessons he learned during his 42-year career as an enlisted Soldier and officer. "This is the most significant step in your military career and every additional promotion is a reaffirmation of your accomplishment today," Justice said. "One who is grounded in Army values, whose ethical behavior and conduct meet the highest standard, will never fail."

  • Army engineering team builds solutions in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

    American Soldiers in Afghanistan confronted with a technological hurdle have a new resource they can engage. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, Prototype Integration Facility became fully operational in late December, said Sgt. Maj. Matt DeLay, the team's noncommissioned-officer-in-charge from July to November 2011.

  • 'Carl Gustaf' weapon extends Soldiers' lethal reach

    Jan 24, 2012

    With the need for Soldiers in Afghanistan to engage the enemy at longer distances, Picatinny Arsenal has completed an initial training and fielding of a weapon for traditional Army units previously used only by special operations commands.

  • Deployed Soldiers connect with Army scientists for technical solutions

    Jan 24, 2012

    American Soldiers deployed across Afghanistan are asking questions and making suggestions about their equipment, weapons and vehicles to U.S. Army scientists at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Military panel urges agility as budgets decline

    Jan 23, 2012

    The U.S. military must become more agile to defeat future adversaries as budgets shrink, defense officials said Jan. 19. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, led the five-member panel discussion, "Meeting the Warfighters' Full Spectrum Operations Challenge: Joint Warfighter Requirements and Challenges." "When we know we have a wartime mission coming up, we want to be able to rapidly equip the latest technologies," Justice said in opening remarks to about 75 military officials and defense contractors at the 11th annual Warfighter TechNet Conference.

  • Incoming RDECOM senior NCO visits command staff

    Jan 10, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie met with leaders Jan. 10 of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command -- his new duty station, effective March 2 -- to discuss its support to Warfighters.

  • San Antonio students view Army science, technology

    Jan 6, 2012

    Nearly 1,000 students from five San Antonio high schools took part in interactive science and technology demonstrations presented by U.S. Army educational outreach coordinators, scientists and engineers this week.

  • Army unveils latest STEM recruiting tool

    Jan 6, 2012

    The Army launched its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Army Strong Zone as a prelude to Army All-American Bowl in the Alamodome Jan. 7, 2012.

  • RDECOM announces incoming command sergeant major

    Jan 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert O. Beharie will take over March 2 as senior noncommissioned officer of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, officials announced Jan. 3. Beharie will assume duties from Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin, who will retire after more than 30 years of Army service. Beharie is scheduled to visit RDECOM and APG Jan. 9 and 10.

  • PEO Fires Inaugural Light Machine Gun Shot

    Dec 29, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. Jonathan A. Maddux, Picatinny Senior Commander and PEO Ammunition, fires the inaugural shot at Picatinny Arsenal's new small arms range on Dec. 16. Maddux is firing the Lightweight Small Arms Technology Light Machine Gun (LMG), which is currently in the technology base by the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny. With a basic load of 1,000 rounds, the LMG and its cased telescoped ammunition is 20.4 pounds lighter than a traditional M249 Squad Automatic Weapon with the same amount of standard, brass-cased ammo.

  • RDECOM welcomes senior civilian leader

    Dec 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomes its top civilian leader with the coming of the New Year.

  • Army leader urges officers to measure their commitment to the nation

    Dec 20, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maj. Gen. Nick Justice gave his fellow U.S. Army officers an assignment -- to memorize and heed their promotion orders. "How many of you can recite your last promotion order?" asked Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. "You have a homework assignment. Memorize it. It has values in it that you should never forget. They are consistent through all 236 years of Army service."

  • Incoming executive deputy visits RDECOM facilities

    Dec 16, 2011

    The incoming top civilian for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command toured facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground Dec. 13-14.

  • CNO Strategic Studies Group visits Natick

    Dec 13, 2011

    Five members of the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group came Dec. 12 to the Natick Soldier Systems Center to tour the installation's unique facilities.

  • ECBC awarded patent for All Hazards Receipt Facility

    Dec 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Mobile Labs and Kits Team was awarded a patent in July 2011 for the All Hazards Receipt Facility, a mobile laboratory. "These mobile laboratories are the key to ensuring the safety of lab personnel by taking in an unknown sample directly into a controlled environment. It makes safety the number one priority when triaging the sample for identification," explained George Noya, ECBC Mobile Labs and Kits team leader.

  • RDECOM facilitates collective NCO feedback on communications-electronics capabilities

    Dec 12, 2011

    Non-Commissioned Officers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's centers provided a Soldier's perspective on defense technology when they visited the command's communications-electronics center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. They received a tour of CERDEC's facilities and hands-on demonstrations of its technologies as part of the RDECOM Quarterly NCO Professional Development program.

  • Sale of APG lighthouse painting benefits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 12, 2011

    The sale of Anna Justice's Pooles Island Lighthouse painting will benefit the families of America's Wounded Warriors. Anna Justice joined her husband, senior APG commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Fisher House Foundation representatives and APG officials Dec. 9 at Top of the Bay club to unveil her fourth painting to be sold to benefit charity.

  • FSRs work with mobile parts hospital to improve robots for Soldiers, Marines

    Dec 9, 2011

    Robotics field service representatives and machinists at the Camp Leatherneck Mobile Parts Hospital are working together to make improvements to the robots Soldiers and Marines use to investigate improvised explosive devises.

  • Pentagon, Army developing future, next-generation helicopter fleet

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Maryland students beta test Army STEM recruiting vehicle

    Dec 9, 2011

    Deonte Lewis, a freshman at Elkton High School, and about 50 fellow students helped the Army beta test its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle in the school parking lot Dec. 5.

  • Soldier feedback shaping next-generation blue force tracking, handhelds

    Dec 9, 2011

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking system that aims to transform communications for dismounted Soldiers is capitalizing on user feedback as it steps closer to deployment.

  • Maj. Gen. Justice says goodbye to Natick

    Dec 7, 2011

    Returning to the region where he had his first assignment more than four decades ago, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commander of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, came to the Natick Soldier Systems Center on Dec. 6 to say goodbye.

  • RDECOM NCOs learn ECBC capabilities

    Dec 7, 2011

    Command NCOs are touring APG facilities as part of quarterly professional development program.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin reflects on 30-year Army career

    Dec 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin will retire Jan. 19 after more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. He is the senior noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. When you joined the Army in 1981, what were your goals and expectations? "When I joined in 1981, all I wanted to do is to join the service and give back to the nation. I'm an immigrant. I was born and raised in Honduras. I came to the United States at the age of 10. I went to elementary, junior and high school in New York City. I felt that because I was allowed to come into this nation, I wanted to give something back. That is what I really wanted to truly do. I had no clue that I would end up serving 31 years. I wanted to give back to a grateful nation."

  • RDECOM commander tours the future of Army STEM recruiting

    Dec 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's efforts to inspire, attract and develop the next generation of scientists and engineers received a boost Dec. 5. Outside the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command headquarters building, RDECOM commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice got a preview of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle.

  • APG celebrates holiday season at Aberdeen parade

    Dec 5, 2011

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground Soldiers joined the Aberdeen community Dec. 3 on a sunny, brisk afternoon for festivities, including a holiday parade and a visit from St. Nick. About 1,000 people gathered along Bel Air Avenue for Aberdeen's 35th annual Christmas Street Parade. The crowd enjoyed an up-close look as APG leadership rode atop Army vehicles that are researched, developed and tested here.

  • Army finalizes STEM vehicle for recruiting trail

    Nov 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After five months of engineering and production work, the U.S. Army has completed its first vehicle designed for recruiting civilian scientists. The Army will unveil the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle during All-American Bowl Week Jan. 6 in San Antonio. The Army demonstrates its latest technological advancements in the Army Technology Zone before the annual game. Before the vehicle's official launch in January, students from seven Maryland schools will have an opportunity for a hands-on look. The STEM Asset vehicle is a modified tractor-trailer equipped with high-definition TVs and touchscreen computers. Students will explore a futuristic scenario by designing new Army technology to protect lives from civil unrest.

  • Army looks to industry for technology partnerships

    Nov 29, 2011

    ORLANDO, FLA, 29 Nov. 2011 -- Training and simulation technologies are well-positioned to not only help unburden Soldiers on the battlefield and in garrison, but to help the Army deal with the budget woes it faces, said Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commander of the Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Md. National Guard helps Eagle Scout earn aviation badge

    Nov 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A local Eagle Scout explored a military aviation career here Nov. 18 with the help of the Maryland Army National Guard. Steven Burkins, 16, joined five Guardsmen from a medevac crew at Weide Army Heliport to earn his aviation badge. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Daniel Chapman explained the many training, educational and physical requirements to become a military pilot. Chapman then briefed Burkins on pre-flight check procedures in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Burkins joined Chapman and Staff Sgt. Chris Willey atop the aircraft for a maintenance check and inspection. The Maryland medevac crew deploys to Afghanistan in March.

  • Army ORSAs celebrate 50th annual symposium

    Nov 17, 2011

    U.S. Army operations research and systems analysts (ORSAs) celebrated the golden anniversary of the annual symposium that unites them at Fort Lee, Va., Nov. 8-9.

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is investing in highly efficient energy sources to reduce its fossil fuel usage, officials said Nov. 16 as APG unveiled hydrogen fuel cells. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior installation commander, praised the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts to preserve the local environment by implementing alternative energy. "We are excited to get technology here that is going to make us even more green than Army green," Justice said. About 50 people gathered at the Building Operations Control Center (Building 325) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the installation of the first fuel cells as part of a partnership between DOE and the Department of Defense.

  • Reflecting on fallen Soldiers from America's decade at war

    Nov 16, 2011

    EDGEWOOD, Md. -- "Look at what the sacrifices of a few have bought the many. It is our freedom, and it is our opportunity. "These young men and women who are asked to sacrifice are our greatest treasure. Every generation since the founding of our nation has had those who have answered that call." Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Aberdeen Proving Ground senior installation commander, shared his experiences of honoring fallen Soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 as he spoke to about 150 people Nov. 15 during an Association of the U.S. Army-Aberdeen Chapter meeting at the Richlin Ballroom.

  • Military researchers discuss finding more bang for buck

    Nov 15, 2011

    Military officials mingled with thousands of industry representatives Nov. 7-10, 2011, for MILCOM 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The annual event is touted by its organizers as the "premier international conference for military communications."

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14, 2011.

  • CECOM commander addresses network challenges, solutions at MILCOM 2011

    Nov 14, 2011

    BALTIMORE, Md. -- "This year's theme, the 'Network…Attaining the Value,' speaks volumes about where our nation's military is headed with our new mantra to produce readiness at the least cost," said Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commander of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, in his welcome speech at the 2011 MILCOM conference at the Baltimore Convention Center held Nov. 7 to 10.

  • New light machine gun aims to 'SAW' Soldiers' load

    Nov 4, 2011

    A series of tests under battlefield conditions were conducted to see how a prototype light weight machine gun and its distinctive ammunition impact Soldier effectiveness in battle

  • BRAC brings Navy back to Picatinny with new facilities

    Nov 4, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - BRAC 2005 called for creation of an integrated weapons and armaments specialty site for guns and ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal, thus U.S. Navy officials marked the official opening of six new naval facilities at Picatinny Arsenal on Oct. 18.

  • Army computer scientist delivers solutions in combat

    Nov 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A U.S. Army computer scientist from APG has been developing mission-critical software in Afghanistan to support Soldiers in combat. Zach Hall, a civilian scientist with the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, has deployed twice to Operation Enduring Freedom as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency team. His first tour was at Bagram Air Base; this past summer, he spent three months at a small outpost in Kandahar Province. Federal Computer Week magazine recognized Hall in October as a "Rising Star" in government information technology for his work in theater.

  • APG South heralds holidays with annual food, toy and gift drive

    Nov 1, 2011

    To help less fortunate families at this time of the year, sponsoring organizations invite their workforce to support this charitable campaign with generous donations of new toys and gifts for all ages.

  • AMC, a Profession of Arms

    Oct 27, 2011

    The Army is an American Profession of Arms, a vocation comprised of experts certified in the ethical application of land combat power, serving under civilian authority, entrusted to defend the Constitution and the rights and the interest of the American people. It is Soldiers, it is civilians. Behind the Army's Profession of Arms is the U.S. Army Materiel Command, comprised of more than 70,000 experts in the field of technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment.

  • Army takes STEM recruiting on the road

    Oct 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- About 500 Maryland students will soon get the first look at the U.S. Army's new STEM effort to recruit civilian scientists and engineers. The Army is rolling out its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle, a recruiting vehicle designed to attract and engage aspiring young scientists. Elkton, Dundalk and Joppatowne high schools and Perryville, Holabrid, Parkville and Sligo middle schools will begin beta testing the vehicle Nov. 14, said Louie Lopez, STEM outreach coordinator for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • APG Cohort studies strategic thinking at Gettysburg

    Oct 26, 2011

    A staff ride around the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg Oct. 18 was anything but a walk in the park for the APG Cohort.

  • APG recognizes sacrifices, contributions of Wounded Warriors

    Oct 24, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Soldiers wounded in combat sacrificed greatly for their country. Now, they are working as civilians to overcome their disabilities and lead normal lives. Three Wounded Warriors gathered at APG's Post Theater to share their stories. They have confronted amputations, brain injury and memory loss, but they have achieved renewed, vibrant careers after military service.

  • 'Ironman' a game-changer on battlefield

    Oct 14, 2011

    After a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan Iowa National Guard Solders started wondering how they could carry loads of crew-served weapon ammunition over rough terrain like Jesse Ventura did in the movie "Predator."

  • New app to spotlight Army exhibits, forums at AUSA

    Oct 11, 2011

    A new app for smartphones will allow Soldiers worldwide to visit Army exhibits and watch presentations taking place at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 10-12.

  • Army honors top inventions of 2010

    Oct 11, 2011

    U.S. Army officials honor the scientific contributions that led to superior equipment and technology in support of Soldiers.

  • STEM: Continuing scientific excellence

    Oct 8, 2011

    'We need engineers and scientists to protect our country, freedom and safety,' HENAAC leaders tell students

  • Providing shelter for Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Force Provider system furnishes everything 150 Soldiers need; climate-controlled billeting, shower, latrine, kitchen, power distribution, even morale, welfare and recreation facilities.

  • Students explore engineering by designing, constructing newspaper tents

    Oct 7, 2011

    About 200 local high-school students teamed with college mentors to use basic engineering concepts in this educational competition at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference Oct. 6.

  • RDECOM sergeant major, civilian scientist take honors at HENAAC

    Oct 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army honors two of its best -- a civilian scientist and a sergeant major serving in Afghanistan -- for their support to America's Soldiers.

  • Engineering competition puts college students to the test

    Oct 7, 2011

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  • Robots give Soldiers the advantage

    Oct 6, 2011

    Soldiers with the Joint Program Office Robotics at the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, Afghanistan, help field the robots that are saving Soldiers lives.

  • Hispanic engineer conference opens, focus is on building science workforce

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 23rd Annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference kicked off Oct. 6. Great Minds in STEM, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing STEM education, hosts the three-day conference.

  • RDECOM commander recognizes future science, technology leaders

    Oct 6, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Nick Justice presented awards to two high-school students and two future military officers at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.

  • Students delve into science, investigate Army technology

    Sep 28, 2011

    Eight Army organizations from Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area hosted the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Educational Outreach Day Sept. 23, 2011.

  • Popular Science names Army lab one of the "25 Coolest College Labs in the Country"

    Sep 26, 2011

    The September issue of Popular Science Magazine, known online as PopSci, has named the Army Research Laboratory as one of the top 25 "awesome" labs for college interns to work. They based their decision on "groundbreaking research, undergrad access and sheer awesomeness."

  • Science touches all aspects of life, Army leaders tell students

    Sep 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A career in science will be a valuable asset for a student's future, Army leaders said Sept. 23 during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Educational Outreach Day. Gary Martin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command executive deputy to the commanding general, said choosing a career in a STEM field will be in demand because those subjects encompass everyday life. "Everything you see in your life is built based on the work of scientists and engineers," Martin said. "How many people have an iPhone? The iPhone has a whole slew of inventions in it. It has a battery, display, GPS receiver, communications and radio."

  • Army's CBRNE team exhibits its expertise

    Sep 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Army engineers, chemists and biologists at APG's Edgewood Area showed off their efforts to combat threats against the nation Sept. 22. Joseph Wienand, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center technical director, opened the two-day 2011 Team CBRNE Capabilities Showcase in Downer Hall. He said the goal was to educate, inform and build partnerships among the eight APG organizations taking part in the event. APG is home to the military's leading experts in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosives, commonly known as CBRNE.

  • Army technology leader inspires engineers

    Sep 22, 2011

    MONTEREY, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2011) -- Engineers have to change how they think and challenge every assumption if they want to develop the best equipment for America's fighting men and women, said Maj. Gen. Nick Justice at the Naval Postgraduate School System Engineering Lessons Learned Conference yesterday.

  • Kiowa Flies High With Unmanned Aircraft

    Sep 21, 2011

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- Kiowa helicopter units deploying to theater will soon have another combat tool that will up their battle game.

  • Obsolescence Management Team Earns DoD Honor

    Sep 19, 2011

    AMRDEC Obsolescence Management Team over the past 5 years captured over $300M in cost avoidance and earned Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Organization Achievement Award for 2011.

  • APG leader urges UMBC officials to push high-tech skills

    Sep 14, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Partnerships with academia are vital to APG's continued success as it becomes the Army's hub for science and technology, senior installation commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice said Sept. 14. Justice discussed the needs of APG's future workforce with six University of Maryland-Baltimore County deans and vice presidents for engineering and research.

  • Picatinny captures 6 of 10 Army Greatest Inventions

    Sep 13, 2011

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal placed six out of 10 winners in the Army Greatest Inventions Award competition for the 2010 calendar year.

  • Two APG ceremonies to signify end of BRAC process

    Sep 13, 2011

    The completion of the Base Realignment and Closure process and acknowledges the transformation of the installation's missions with two ceremonies here Sept. 15, the day BRAC law requires completion of the required actions.

  • Army announces greatest inventions

    Sep 12, 2011

    Army officials announced the winners of its greatest inventions competition Aug. 23, 2011. Earlier this summer a panel of combat veteran Soldiers reviewed and voted for the most innovative advances in Army technology.

  • 9/11 survivor finds a way to mourn

    Sep 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Anthony Cruz vividly remembers the beautiful clear blue sky over the eastern seaboard as if it were yesterday.

  • Future prototype facility hopes to deliver speedy solutions

    Sep 8, 2011

    When it comes to developing a high-tech solution to a technical problem, the Army turns to its professional researchers, engineers and scientists at labs and research centers across the nation. But with Soldiers serving many time zones away, this is often a challenge -- especially when an immediate solution is needed.

  • Army researchers support joint experiment to speed communications using open-source technology

    Sep 8, 2011

    U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force will fuse Army-developed web technologies in an attempt to achieve "dynamic airspace management" during a joint experiment this month.

  • RDECOM praises efforts to empower, unburden and protect Soldiers

    Sep 8, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Empowering, unburdening and protecting American Soldiers is the sole focus of Army research and development, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice told his workforce during a town hall meeting Sept. 7. "Doing those three things is all that really count for the Army," said Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. "If you want the Army to appreciate you, you remember those three words. Ask yourself every day, 'What did I do to accomplish that? What is my piece of that accomplishment?' "

  • Harford County, APG partner for a successful BRAC

    Sep 8, 2011

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- Harford County proved to be a vital partner to Aberdeen Proving Ground in achieving a successful base realignment and closure, commonly known as BRAC, officials said Sept. 7. Senior APG commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice praised the community -- local government officials, educators, businesses and first responders -- in helping the installation transform into the Army's high-tech hub for science and technology. "We rarely find the kind of support in the state and surrounding communities that we've found in Maryland," Justice said. "Thank you for making this the easiest BRAC in the Army despite the fact that it's the biggest."

  • Center's Retiring Deputy Director Led by Example

    Sep 7, 2011

    He remembered attending World War II reunions with his father, who had parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. And he decided to follow in his dad's footsteps. "When I volunteered to join the Army, I asked to go to the Airborne and Ranger school and be assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division," John Oxford Jr. said. "The Army obliged. It has been gravy since then."


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