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  • Sharing the ride shortens the road

    Jan 19, 2011

    Up before the sun rises, you climb into your vehicle and drive a long distance alone each day to your job at Natick Soldier Systems Center. When the workday is done, you make a similar journey home. It doesn't necessarily have to be that way. We could save money, help the environment, reduce traffic congestion, and lessen the wear and tear on our vehicles and ourselves by changing the ways we commute to work.

  • Army Contracting Command renames contracting centers

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the renaming of its major contracting centers to reflect their geographical locations. The centers provide comprehensive acquisition, contracting, business advisory, production support, and depot-level maintenance services in acquiring, fielding, and sustaining Army weapon systems, services and Soldier support.

  • APG commander briefs committee on BRAC progress

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Base Realignment and Closing legislation is set in motion and everything is on schedule, according to Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, senior Aberdeen Proving Ground commander, in testimony to the Maryland Joint Committee on BRAC, Jan. 18.

  • RDECOM names Obusek as Natick director

    Jan 18, 2011

    Dr. John P. Obusek was tabbed Jan. 11 as the new director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • NCAA honors Dunwoody with Theodore Roosevelt award

    Jan 18, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Jan 14, 2011 -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody joined a short list of distinguished recipients when she was awarded the NCAA's highest award, the Theodore Roosevelt Award, at the NCAA Honors Celebration in San Antonio, Friday.

  • Gen. Dunwoody awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor

    Jan 17, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody was awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor.

  • AMC commander to receive top collegiate athletic honor

    Jan 14, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, has been selected to receive National Collegiate Athletic Association's highest honor, the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award.

  • 3-star flag raises at AMC forward

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leaders started his first official day of work here Monday.

  • Longtime Spokesman Retires With Big Plans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As one of the longest serving public affairs officers in the Army, Bill Congo is known for his work in preparing Soldiers and civilians for the media spotlight.

  • ARDEC leader underscores materiel enterprise at first town hall

    Jan 14, 2011

    Starting his new role at Picatinny this summer, ARDEC Director Dr. Gerardo Melendez greeted the workforce, explained his organizational observations and goals, answered questions from employees and presented a slew of awards to some high-achieving scientists.

  • Picatinny 'squeezes in' solution for MRAP ammo stowage

    Jan 14, 2011

    As a result of the innovation and expertise of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Soldiers are now using an Army-approved ammo stowage system that is safe, reliable and effective. The system is called MARS, which stands for Modular Ammunition Restraint System. ARDEC has already sent more than 700 into combat zones. But that is only the beginning. The Army estimates that several thousand MARS will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan within the year.

  • APG Commander's Corner: APG looks to the future, remembers the past

    Jan 14, 2011

    Aberdeen Proving Ground is a great place to live and work, but this year it's going to get even better. As we settle into our routines in 2011, I urge you to think about our installation and what you can do to make it better.

  • AMC safety award winners

    Jan 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command has identified individuals and organizations that have excelled in the areas of safety for fiscal year 2010.

  • RDECOM consolidates, closes Fort Belvoir office

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command completed the consolidation of its headquarters Jan. 7, closing its Fort Belvoir office and relocating personnel to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., as part of force restructuring. RDECOM Chief of Staff Col. John Kilgallon hosted a small ceremony outside Building 1464 to mark the closing.

  • RDECOM displays at the All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8, during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC. See full slideshow

  • ECBC supports Corps of Engineers with munitions destruction

    Jan 12, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Army scientists are destroying conventional munitions discovered in a northwest Washington residential area. Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is assisting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with the project, which started Jan. 11 and will take about two weeks.

  • Cadets test Army robotics before All-American Bowl

    Jan 11, 2011

    TARDEC and Army Research, Development and Engineering Command personnel staged science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM demonstrations in nine San Antonio high schools Jan. 3-5.

  • RDECOM discusses move to APG-North at town hall meeting

    Jan 11, 2011

    U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command leaders announced the next phase of employee moves Jan. 10, as Chief of Staff Col. John Kilgallon hosted a town hall meeting at the Edgewood Area Conference Center to discuss the workforce migration.

  • The Army Management Staff College Opens its 3rd Annual Excellence in Education Award

    Jan 10, 2011

    Announcement of the Army Management Staff College's 3rd Annual Excellence in Education. this award recognizes Army organizations that have invested in professional development programs for the Army Civilian team members. It also promotes the philosophy that education is a lifelong pursuit and a strategic investment for the Army.

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Robots play significant role in protecting Warfighter

    Jan 7, 2011

    Robotic systems created by the U.S. Army reduce the amount of exposure to danger for the American Warfighter.

  • Night vision just the beginning for Army technology

    Jan 7, 2011

    Night vision technology developed by the U.S. Army now allows the American warfighter to own the night.

  • Continuous Army innovation yields improved gunner protection

    Jan 7, 2011

    Chances are, if a warfighter has deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, they are familiar with the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, or OGPK. With more than 45,000 of these systems fielded to date, the OGPK is a standard-issue equipment piece for the Army's tactical gunner vehicles - from up-armored Humvees in Operation New Dawn in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, as well as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

  • Army continues to push boundaries of food science

    Jan 6, 2011

    Technology being developed by Army food scientists may provide the American warfighter meals on the battlefield that taste freshly made up to three years after it was prepared.

  • Exoskeleton enhances Warfighter strength, reduces injury

    Jan 6, 2011

    The American Warfighter can easily lift up to 200 pounds and significantly reduce knee and back injuries with emerging technology on display this week in the Army Strong Zone at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Army scientists in town for All-American Bowl give San Antonio students a taste of MREs

    Jan 5, 2011

    Army scientists visiting San Antonio for the Army's All-American Bowl demonstrated the science behind Meals, Ready-to-Eat for students at East Central High School.

  • Army outreach delivers options, opportunities to area students

    Jan 5, 2011

    U.S. Army educational outreach coordinators took science and technology presentations to nine San Antonio high schools this week in hopes of inspiring students to look to the Army for career options and opportunities.

  • Army engineers display robots at San Antonio schools

    Jan 4, 2011

    Robotics engineers from U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command give students at San Antonio's Sam Houston High School a first-hand look at how robots empower, unburden and protect the American Warfighter as part of an educational outreach effort during the Army's All-American Bowl week activities.

  • Holiday Ball offers respite from daily duties

    Jan 4, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. Jonathan Maddux, Picatinny's commanding general, hosted the Holiday Ball, Dec. 4, along with Dr. Gerardo Melendez, director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

  • Lab dedicated to former NSRDEC employee

    Jan 3, 2011

    Scientists and engineers from throughout the Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center gathered Dec. 9 in the Grant Conference Center to remember a former colleague and honor the Army's commitment to education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • APG Commander's Corner: Happy New Year!

    Dec 29, 2010

    Happy New Year to all of us at Aberdeen Proving Ground! I want to start off by congratulating everyone for a successful 2010. We did a tremendous job of supporting the Warfighter.

  • High-tech Army equipment, robots to also star at 2011 All-American Bowl

    Dec 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command will display "Army Strength Through Technology" as part of Army All-American Bowl week activities in San Antonio, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

  • Aviation and Missile, Research, Development and Engineering Center takes Educational Outreach to Las

    Dec 27, 2010

    Venue used to build relationships and inform educators about the Army's ever growing civilian employment opportunities and to discuss the building of the future AMRDEC workforce through Educational Outreach.

  • Aviation and Missile, Research, Development and Engineering Center's Team ED Gives Back

    Dec 20, 2010

    AMRDEC's Engineering Directorate volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to finish a build at a local house in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Robotics systems 'sniff out' chemicals

    Dec 20, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is leading research in robotic systems that can sniff out chemical agents. ARL's robust research with the University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania is developing a portable micro gas chromatograph as a system on a chip no larger than a dime.

  • Season's Greetings!

    Dec 17, 2010

    As 2010 winds its way to a conclusion, I would like to take a look back at some of the great things that we have done together at NSSC in the past year.

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • Command Sergeant Major's Corner

    Dec 16, 2010

    The holiday season is here and it's time for an overview of responsibilities. As Soldiers, we are mission focused. But people-focus needs to be a priority too. As members of one team -- Team APG -- we must always look out for each other.

  • Natick Soldier re-enlists on historic spot

    Dec 15, 2010

    If you are going to re-enlist in the U.S. Army, why not do it where the organization had its origins 235 years ago'

  • ECBC supports BRAC consumable items transfer to Defense Logistics Agency

    Dec 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- As the engineering support organization for the transfer of most consumable items to the Defense Logistics Agency, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Rock Island Arsenal is establishing dialogue between the organizations. The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure called for the transfer of most consumable items to the DLA. The purpose is to enhance the effectiveness of logistics support to operational joint and expeditionary forces.

  • APG Commander's Corner: 'Tis the season to celebrate Family

    Dec 15, 2010

    You can tell by the nip in the air the holiday season has arrived. As we celebrate, each in the custom and tradition of our own choosing, I'd like to highlight some of the things going on in our extended family.

  • ECBC announces engineering collaboration

    Dec 14, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Two U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center teams are working across 763 miles to collaborate to better meet its customer's needs. The alliance, ECBC East-West, brings together the Production Test Branch in Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., and the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Division at APG, said Bill Meyer, chief of the Production Test Branch.

  • 'Being With The Young People' Is Military's Best Part

    Dec 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Francis Mahon doesn't know the number of funerals he has attended in his life as a Soldier, but every one of them has touched his heart.

  • Warfare and Washington: NCOs tour Picatinny weaponry & Morristown history

    Dec 14, 2010

    Guns, ammo, technology ... and George Washington. These were items on the agenda for a group of 39 Non-Commissioned Officers from the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) during their visit to Picatinny Arsenal and Morristown National Historic Park Dec. 7 - 9.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Change of Command Ceremony

    Dec 14, 2010

    A change of command ceremony for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command will be conducted at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Bob Jones Auditorium on Redstone Arsenal.

  • TRiPS-Still Saving Lives

    Dec 13, 2010

    The Army's Travel Risk Planning System risk assessment tool, found online at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website, has proven successful in helping reduce driving fatalities since its Army-wide inception in 2004.

  • 2010 Exodus Message from USACR/Safety Center Leadership

    Dec 13, 2010

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Leadership thanks Soldliers, Families and Civilians for everything they do for our nation and our Army.

  • Ground Support Keeps Aviators Flying

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's one sure way to get customer feedback from those who use your systems in the field - bring them to your city of business, provide them with lots of information about product issues and upgrades, and introduce them to the managers who are responsible for providing the best support possible.

  • Earlier separation notices enable flexibility for Monmouth personnel

    Dec 10, 2010

    To enable civilian employees declining a transfer of function from Fort Monmouth to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md., to apply for retirement and severance pay benefits as soon as possible, the projected date for beginning to issue separation notices to those personnel has been moved up from June 15, 2011, to Jan. 18, 2011.

  • Lt. Gen. Lynch visits Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Dec 10, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - During his Dec. 9 trip to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of Installation Management Command and the assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, reaffirmed his commitment to Soldiers and their Families.

  • Depot delivers thousands of 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 9, 2010

    Employees of the Corpus Christi Army Depot delivered hundreds of bicycles and thousands of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for their "Toys for Tots" program, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.

  • Georgia Southern, Army officials discuss educational opportunities

    Dec 9, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Georgia Southern University leaders explored opportunities for their new engineering program with the Army during a tour of the installation Dec. 8. Brig. Gen. Leslie Smith, commanding general of the 20th Support Command (CBRNE) at APG, invited the school's leaders. He graduated from Georgia Southern and Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1985. Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel said he is looking for internship, scholarship and employment possibilities for his students. The school will begin offering mechanical, civil and electrical engineering degrees in the fall of 2011.

  • Encouraging the next generation

    Dec 9, 2010

    They asked questions worthy of future scientists, engineers and mathematicians. And why not' Some might be just that.

  • Civilian group visits Warfighters at Walter Reed

    Dec 9, 2010

    Thirty-eight associates of the Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor, a consortium of local and federal government, education officials and members of the private sector, said they were honored -- and humbled -- to have the opportunity to visit wounded American Warfighters Dec. 8.

  • Army Contracting Command hits 100 at Redstone

    Dec 8, 2010

    Stephenye Guerrero, budget analyst team lead in the Army Contracting Command's Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters, didn't win a prize or receive a bouquet of flowers being the 100th person, but her Dec. 6 arrival signaled another milestone in the transition of ACC's and ECC's headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Army Awards PD C-RAM for Lifesaving Efforts in Iraq

    Dec 8, 2010

    Program Director Counter-Rockets, Artillery and Mortar (PD C-RAM) recently won a prestigious Army acquisition award for its implementation of an enhanced indirect fire (IDF) radar network in Iraq and for establishing the first ever Joint Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP).

  • Army Science Conference showcases research

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 27th Army Science Conference brought the Army's science and technology community together to discuss the latest developments that will provide technology-enabled capabilities that empower, unburden and protect the warfighter.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • New ARDEC Sergeant Major to "close the gap" between Soldiers and engineers

    Dec 8, 2010

    Taking on a distinct role, ARDEC's new sergeant major seeks to narrow the time frame from when Soldiers uncover equipment problems to getting solutions from engineers.

  • Elias receives 2010 Tribute to Women award

    Dec 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Susan Elias, director of Picatinny's Garrison, Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office, was presented with the 2010 Tribute to Women award by the Boy Scouts of America during a luncheon Nov. 19.

  • ACC TODAY WINTER 2011

    Dec 6, 2010

    ACC TODAY Fall Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today.

  • Army unmanned aircraft soar in battle

    Dec 6, 2010

    Milestones seem to be all in a day's work for the employees who develop and sustain the Army's unmanned aircraft fleet.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • USACR/Safety Center CSM asks everyone to remain focused during holidays

    Dec 6, 2010

    USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer shares holiday safety information, tips and good wishes.

  • Warfighters share lessons learned with Army engineers

    Dec 6, 2010

    I Corps Solders recently visited the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, their last stop on a two-week tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities.

  • The AMC patch

    Dec 3, 2010

    The AMC patch represents a workforce of more than 70,000 dedicated military and civilian employees, many with highly developed skills in weapons development, manufacturing and logistics with a global presence in 49 states and 144 countries.

  • BRAC to the Future IV

    Dec 3, 2010

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Leaders, elected officials, business owners and the general public from across the Tennessee Valley gathered at the Von Braun center here Friday to discuss BRAC and its impact to the community.

  • Wounded Warrior serves to protect Warfighters

    Dec 3, 2010

    "The civilian clothes are just a cover. My mind and my heart are still a Soldier."

  • The 369th Firefighters joined a taskforce with a really big name for...A really big mission

    Dec 2, 2010

  • C4ISR Materiel Enterprise reaches out to industry, small business

    Dec 2, 2010

    More than 450 business and economic development representatives from across the country gathered Dec. 1-2 for the annual command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry and Small Business Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • AMC recognizes Small business professionals during conference

    Dec 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The National Defense Industrial Association hosted its 14th annual small business conference and honored the U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs small business office professionals November 17-18 in McLean, Va.

  • From the minor leagues to Army engineering to the Hall of Fame

    Dec 2, 2010

    For many people, reliving their days in high school is not something they want to do. Thinking back to the "good old days" of high school can tend to conjure up memories that maybe, the old days weren't so good. Nevertheless, there is one brave sole on the arsenal who not only has fond memories of high school, he recently went back to his high school after more than 30 years to relive some of his days.

  • Robot 'thinks' its way through obstacle course at Army Science Conference

    Dec 2, 2010

    Smarter, smaller and more mobile robots the Army Research Laboratory helped fund captured attendees' attention at the 27th annual Army Science Conference held in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.

  • Senior Leaders Cut the Ribbon on Fort Bragg Regional Hub Node

    Dec 1, 2010

    Members of the Signal and Acquisition communities converged recently to mark the successful completion of the first Regional Hub Node (RHN) in the continental United States. The RHN will link Fort Bragg to the satellite communications capabilities required to complete a wide range of missions by allowing Warfighters to access tactical data from theater prior to deployment

  • Study of brain hot topic at Army Science Conference

    Dec 1, 2010

    Hundreds of Army medical, science and technology experts gathered to discuss neuroscience and its role in training and materiel development at the third day of the 27th Army Science Conference Dec. 1.

  • Marines make a radio call to the Watervliet Arsenal

    Dec 1, 2010

    When the Marines deploy a tank company to Afghanistan this December, which would be the first time the U.S. military has deployed tanks to the Afghanistan war effort, it will bring with it enhanced Marine lethality and survivability developed by the Watervliet Arsenal. What will be different about this deployment is that these tanks will have a new Forward Observer/Forward Air Controller radio configuration that was designed by the Army's BenAfAt Laboratories and then assembled for shipment by Arsenal manufacturing personnel.

  • Fort Carson Network Enterprise Center: "we're here for the warfighter"

    Dec 1, 2010

    The Network Enterprise Center (NEC) of the Year, Fort Carson, Colo., leaders and workers know they must manage change as they listen to, and support, their customers.

  • Weapons manufacturing course for engineers aims to produce lower costs, quicker production schedules

    Dec 1, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - An odor of melted wax. The sound of a pistol being cocked as it is inspected. A robotic arm systematically fine-tuning revolver cylinders. These are a few of the experiences encountered by engineers from the Armament Research, De-velopment and Engineering Center, who were on the Armament University's Weapons Manu-facturing and Production Tour that involved visits to three weapons manufacturing facilities in October.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldiers provide feedback at Natick

    Dec 1, 2010

    They had already worn the equipment in combat, but I Corps Soldiers got their chance to provide developers with some feedback Nov. 17 during a post-deployment visit to the Natick Soldier Research, Engineering and Development Center at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Army medical simulation scientists developing tools to give realistic training

    Dec 1, 2010

    Medical simulation technologies are being developed to give medics and combat lifesavers more realistic training that could result in lives saved on the battlefield.

  • TARDEC technologies earn two Army's Greatest Invention Awards

    Nov 30, 2010

  • Army explores PTSD treatments

    Nov 30, 2010

    Science and technology is leading the approach for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and those treatments were discussed by medical experts at a topical panel at the 27th Army Science Conference Nov 30. The treatments discussed ranged from cognitive therapy and pharmaceutical treatment to virtual reality.

  • Tech panel discusses support to warfighter

    Nov 30, 2010

    The Army is seeking ways to use technology to better support the warfighter. A topical panel consisting of members representing different facets of the Army took center stage during an afternoon session of the 27th Army Science Conference Nov. 29.

  • ECBC delivers robotics kits, supports local school's science program

    Nov 29, 2010

    ECBC's educational outreach program recently delivered five robotic kits and six resource kits to 27 physics students in Cecil County's STEM Academy

  • Army recognizes its top inventions

    Nov 29, 2010

    The Army named 10 winners to its greatest inventions competition as scientists and researchers gathered for the start of the Army Science Conference here Nov. 29.

  • Army kicks off science conference

    Nov 29, 2010

    The Army's top scientists, researchers and engineers gathered for the opening of the 27th Army Science Conference Nov. 29 to discuss the latest developments to provide technology-enabled capabilities with the goal to empower, unburden, and protect the warfighter.

  • Evolution of the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

    Nov 26, 2010

    Perhaps no subject is closer to the hearts of Soldiers than their weapons and ammunition. For decades, this intense interest in "guns and ammo" has sparked sharp debate over the best weapons and ammunition on the battlefield, a debate that continues to the present day.

  • With higher national profile, Aberdeen chapter of AUSA expands support for Soldiers, APG community

    Nov 24, 2010

    In the past two years the Aberdeen chapter of AUSA has made major strides, expanding its membership, activities and fundraising in support of Soldiers. The AUSA national leadership has taken notice, recognizing Aberdeen with 18 awards in 2009 and 23 awards this October at its annual meeting in Washington, DC. The 23 awards, including Best Overall Chapter 2010, were the most received by any chapter - including bases several times the size of APG. That success has helped fuel even more ambitious goals, including a Wounded Warrior program that is the first of its kind in the country, and an expanded Soldier Santa Ball in Baltimore to fund care packages for deployed troops and their families.

  • Communications-electronics recognized as part of Army's Top 10 greatest inventions

    Nov 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center received three of the Army's Greatest Invention awards that include a portable power system, a threat warning system and counter radio controlled-improvised explosive device electronic warfare, or CREW, system.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Soldiers give ARL scientists candid feedback during lab visit

    Nov 24, 2010

    ADELPHI, Md. -- The scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are constantly developing technology solutions for Soldiers involved in today's and for tomorrow's conflicts, but the distance from the battlefield to the lab can be far.

  • CERDEC Small Business Coordinator recognized for achievements

    Nov 23, 2010

    An employee from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, was recognized for exceptional performance in working with small businesses, during a ceremony at the Army Materiel Command Small Business Conference in Mclean, Va. Nov. 18.

  • ARL hosts Soldiers to get feedback from theater

    Nov 23, 2010

    Fifteen I Corps Soldiers gave engineers and scientists at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center some "boots on the ground" feedback

  • Samson joins the Expeditionary Contracting Command family

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command recently welcomed Bryan Samson as its new senior executive service deputy to the commander. In his new position, Samson is responsible for leading the command's staff activities and managing the acquisition program in support of Army and other federal organizations at installations outside the continental United States and expeditionary contracting for Army service component commands and the joint warfighter during military operations.

  • Strengthening ties between Army capabilities, engineering

    Nov 23, 2010

    Lieutenant General Michael A. Vane, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), toured facilities at Picatinny Arsenal Nov. 18.

  • Picatinny invention gives Soldiers 80 degrees of firepower

    Nov 23, 2010

    An invention developed by Team Picatinny was recently named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009. The Objective Weapon Elevation Kit, or OWEK, allows Soldiers to engage super-elevated targets, at up to 80 degrees, while remaining in a protective posture.

  • Picatinny team members honored for outstanding contributions

    Nov 23, 2010

    Two members of the Picatinny community recently earned state-wide recognition from the Federal Executive Board of Metropolitan Northern New Jersey. During the annual awards ceremony at the Brownstone Inn in Paterson, Oct. 6, the group recognized Clifford Holmes as the FEB Distinguished Public Service Award winner and Clinton Williams was recognized as the Distinguished Federal Manager of the Year.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 23, 2010

    This week Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate a distinctly American holiday: Thanksgiving. It is the time of year to remember how far we've come and to give thanks for our blessings.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Partnerships

    Nov 23, 2010

    Partnerships are critical to getting things done. To get somewhere, you usually follow a road or a path. What are some of the tools you might use to ensure you're going the right way? You're going to need a map. You'll want to be alert and focused. And, you will find it easier to get there if you have a partner.

  • Team Michigan wins worldwide robotics competition

    Nov 22, 2010

    BRISBANE, Australia -- With a squad of 14 robots that worked together autonomously in a complicated mapping exercise, the University of Michigan's "Team Michigan" has won the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC 2010) in Australia.

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