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  • Army battery expert featured in Detroit ad

    Jul 10, 2012

    DETROIT ARSENAL, WARREN, Mich. -- Sonya Zanardelli, TARDEC's Energy Storage team leader, is featured in a Detroit visitor and convention bureau ad next to a quote that reads: "For 70 years, Detroit has been the center of the defense industry. I'm proud to be a part of that heritage."

  • RDECOM, University of Delaware develop research, education partnerships

    Jul 6, 2012

    NEWARK, Del. -- The U.S. Army science and technology community is bolstering its relationship with the University of Delaware through research partnerships and graduate-school offerings, officials said during a meeting on the school's campus July 3.

  • Congressman, Army leader discuss cybersecurity, research

    Jul 3, 2012

    The U.S. military needs to concentrate on developing a robust defense system against cyber attacks from foreign adversaries, U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger said to a senior U.S. Army leader July 2.

  • Defense acquisition program saves Soldiers' lives

    Jul 2, 2012

    When it comes to rapidly fielding equipment for an urgent American warfighter need, a program run by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command quickly delivers the goods.

  • Army 'upcycles,' reuses old gear for new technologies

    Jul 2, 2012

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate recently completed a project for the Rapid Equipping Force on reusing discarded Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station imaging sensors for inexpensive, ground-based persistent surveillance systems.

  • Research lab chief scientist gains presidential recognition

    Jun 29, 2012

    New technologies to help the Army protect Soldiers resulted in a 2011 Presidential Rank Award for Dr. Stephen Lee.

  • High school scholars visit NSRDEC

    Jun 29, 2012

    Thirteen students from the Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, June 26, 2012, to learn a little bit about what goes on there.

  • Sizing up today's Soldier

    Jun 26, 2012

    What is the true measure of today's Soldier? If the question were philosophical, the answer could stir some debate. From a physical standpoint, however, Dr. Claire Gordon and Cynthia Blackwell will soon provide as accurate an answer as you're likely to find anywhere.

  • Army research focuses on tech demos, affordable modernization

    Jun 26, 2012

    Speaking to about 80 representatives of the command and control community at the 4th annual IDGA Command & Control Summit, Dale Ormond, RDECOM director, said, "We all know change is coming, and we are looking to position ourselves for the new environment."

  • Army research official visits Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials in Afghanistan June 11-13. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

  • DOD considers foreign technologies to save dollars

    Jun 22, 2012

    Since 1980, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has leveraged new and evolving technology through a program called Foreign Comparative Testing, or FCT. The program's mission is to find and assess "here and now" solutions -- wherever they originate -- to meet the operational needs of American service members.

  • U.S. Army, Taiwanese officials discuss science, technology collaboration

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army and Taiwanese officials met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 18, 2012, to discuss opportunities for partnerships in military research and development.

  • Army civilian engineers team with Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jun 21, 2012

    U.S. Army civilian engineers are deploying to Afghanistan along with Soldiers to resolve issues that hinder mission success in theater.

  • Army engineers spur development of tactical microgrids

    Jun 5, 2012

    U.S. Army engineers are leading research on tactical microgrids to deliver more efficient power to Soldiers across combat zones, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Natick meeting strengthens science, technology ties

    Jun 1, 2012

    Cooperation between government, private industry and academia to benefit the warfighter took center stage May 29, 2012, at the ninth meeting of the Natick Soldier Systems Center Science and Technology Board.

  • Barbara J. Machak, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

    Jun 1, 2012

  • Army scientists energize battery research

    Jun 1, 2012

    Army scientists are squeezing more power from batteries by developing new methods and materials with incredible results.

  • Army promotes S&T opportunities to Harford students

    May 25, 2012

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Eighth-grade students explored emerging global-mapping software and DNA extraction with U.S. Army scientists May 24 to boost their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM education. The Army, technology manufacturers and universities joined about 180 eighth-graders from nine Harford County middle schools. The scientists showcased the array of career opportunities in STEM fields as part of the fifth annual Technology Needs Teens program at Harford Community College.

  • CECOM Senior Leaders Meet to Chart Future Direction

    May 25, 2012

    Forty senior leaders from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) met May 21-23 as a first step in the journey of developing an organizational vision and concept of CECOM out to the year 2020.

  • Soldiers prefer lighter machine gun during assessment

    May 23, 2012

    A military utility assessment held at Fort Benning, Ga., in September 2011 has concluded that all participating Soldiers immediately noticed the reduced weight of a prototype light machine gun and most would prefer it to the current squad automatic weapon used in battle.

  • Research Lab engineers showcase Army robotics at USA Science Festival

    May 23, 2012

    The small robotics team at U.S. Army Research Laboratory featured a maze for semi-autonomous systems on an aisle with six other Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) subordinate organizations at the second annual USA Science Festival, which was held April 28 to 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Army scientists prove light can get to a target through obscurants with virtual ghost imaging

    May 23, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists have demonstrated virtual ghost imaging through turbulence and obscurants using Bessel beam illumination.

  • AMC names Bochenek as First Chief Technology Officer

    May 22, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Huntsville, Ala. -- In the newly-created Chief Technology Officer position, Dr. Grace M. Bochenek will provide AMC with a single authority for its Science and Technology (S&T) and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) operations.

  • Army evaluates net-centric interoperability for coalition ground forces

    May 22, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC hosted a coalition interoperability experiment May 10-18, 2012, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to identify performance shortfalls and to evaluate future network architectures that will better enable interoperability for coalition ground forces brigade and below, prevent fratricide and extend continuity of operations.

  • Army develops generator 1.5 tons lighter than current option

    May 22, 2012

    Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers were recognized for their collaborative efforts with small business to develop a transportable 100 kW generator that is 3,150 pounds lighter than those currently in theater.

  • ARL employee participates in search and rescue exercise

    May 21, 2012

    In addition to conducting his daily duties as chief of the operations center at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Jerry Weiss is also very active in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Weiss is a former Maryland Wing Commander (2006--2010) and the current A3/5 Operations and Plans Officer.

  • Dubinskiy named SPIE Fellow

    May 21, 2012

    Dr. Mark Dubinskiy, a physicist and team leader in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and an Optical Society of America Fellow, was recently promoted to the rank of Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. According to the society, Dubinskiy was promoted to SPIE Fellow "for his achievements in research and development of new laser materials, advanced laser concepts and architectures for highly-scalable and efficient solid-state lasers."

  • Army S&T team develops power, energy solutions in Afghanistan

    May 18, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's science and technology command center in Afghanistan is unburdening Soldiers by improving power and energy capabilities in theater. Michael Zalewski, a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, deployed to Bagram Airfield from September 2011 to February 2012. He supported Operation Enduring Freedom by reducing the logistics burden of fuel on Soldiers. Zalewski served as the power and energy subject matter expert for the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, which brings civilian engineers and technicians to a central location to provide scientific solutions directly in theater.

  • Wellness program leads to Boston Marathon

    May 18, 2012

    AMRDEC employees participate in wellness program and run Boston marathon.

  • Engineering upgrade reaps savings at depot

    May 18, 2012

    AMRDEC Engineers keep aviation mechanics supplied with parts and cost avoidance.

  • RDECOM senior NCO discusses command's support in Afghanistan

    May 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's senior noncommissioned officer, returned May 13 from a nine-day mission to Afghanistan. In an interview with RDECOM public affairs, Beharie discussed how the command is providing the technological edge to Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Picatinny engineer pursues improved hand grenade

    May 16, 2012

    Picatinny Arsenal's Richard Lauch is pushing forward with a new design for a hand grenade fuze that will update what is basically a 100-year-old design.

  • Research center engineers develop electronics package

    May 16, 2012

    Engineers develop unique electronics pacakge for missile systems to support various aviation platforms.

  • AMRDEC cites internal communication teamwork

    May 11, 2012

    Improving internal communication; team recognition

  • Engineer called up to help rebuild Afghan army

    May 11, 2012

    AMRDEC Engineers deploys to Afghanistan to support rebuilding efforts

  • Army seeks nominations for annual greatest inventions awards

    May 11, 2012

    Nominations are being accepted until July 6 for inventions initiated by Soldiers and by the Army Science and Technology community for recognition in the Army Greatest Inventions program.

  • Army scientists develop deployable renewable-energy solutions

    May 10, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are researching methods to harness the sun and wind to ease the burdens associated with transporting fossil fuels to dangerous areas.

  • RDECOM director talks technology at AUSA meeting

    May 10, 2012

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Army leaders, industry representatives and up-and-coming officers attended a two-day Association of the United States Army conference focused on sustaining America's combat forces.

  • Microwave technology could revolutionize combat feeding

    May 8, 2012

    The folks at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate believe that microwave sterilization could revolutionize what Soldiers eat on the battlefield.

  • 101st Airborne Soldiers test howitzer upgrades

    May 8, 2012

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., recently assisted the Picatinny Arsenal M119A2 Howitzer Logistics Team complete the last phase of logistics training.

  • Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers' load

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier's load by developing smaller and lighter batteries. Scientists and engineers are unburdening the Soldier, increasing maneuverability, reducing fatigue, and cutting time needed for battery re-charging.

  • Soldier technologies displayed at Massachusetts State House

    May 3, 2012

    The 6th annual Natick Soldier Systems Center Showcase was held at the Massachusetts State House, May 2, 2012. Visitors learned about what Soldiers wear, carry and eat.

  • Teachers receive STEM training at Natick

    Apr 30, 2012

    A dedicated group of high school and middle school teachers spent their April vacations developing skills at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center that they will apply later in their classrooms.

  • Radar capabilities earn technology award

    Apr 30, 2012

    Wide-ranging and expanding radar missions for the armed forces have earned Tobyhanna Army Depot first place in the 2012 Pennsylvania Technology Awards "Best Application of Technology" category.

  • Honors students turn Army labs into classrooms

    Apr 27, 2012

    High school honors students, who are enrolled in a college-preparatory science program called New Visions, helped turn Army laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal into classrooms.

  • Children learn about work done at Natick for Soldiers

    Apr 26, 2012

    Potential scientists, mathematicians and engineers of the future roamed the Natick Soldier Systems Center campus, April 20, 2012, during the 15th annual Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day.

  • Student robotic challenges also place emphasis on teamwork

    Apr 26, 2012

    Eight high school robotics teams mentored by engineers at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) competed March 31st to April 1st at the Mount Olive High School in some friendly robot basketball. The teams participated in a competition called "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" (FIRST), which challenges student teams to design, build and compete against one another with a remote-controlled robot capable of picking up and shooting basketballs.

  • Lawton scientist helps Soldiers

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Dr. Betsy Rice is a research chemist with the Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Md. Her work involves protecting Soldiers on the battlefield while also making weapons more effective. Last week she spoke to a group of science students at her alma mater, Cameron University, where she was quick to tell her audience that when she was growing up in Lawton, she never saw herself as a scientist.

  • Army S&T officials discuss collaboration to support Soldiers

    Apr 25, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- About 50 senior U.S. Army science and technology officials discussed new methods to bring capabilities to Soldiers faster April 24. During the Science, Technology, and Engineering Executive Forum, uniformed and civilian leaders from across the Army focused on implementing faster and less expensive methods to transition research and development. Dale A. Ormond, director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, said his goal is to improve the ability to field technology by better understanding the Army's program executive offices' needs.

  • ARL hosts French delegation

    Apr 24, 2012

    Recently, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. (APG) hosted an exploratory discussion visit with representatives from the Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA), French Ministry of Defense, headed by Brig. Gen. Dominique Luzeaux, director for Land Systems Acquisition. The French delegation provided an overview of the DGA Land Systems, mission, responsibilities and current international activities with the U.S. and other international partners. At the end of the visit, Brig. Gen. Luzeaux expressed his appreciation and recognition of ARL as a leading defense research facility and his support for future cooperation between ARL and DGA.

  • Measuring human behavior

    Apr 24, 2012

    Loud sounds. Flash bangs. Bright lights. Blunt projectiles. The Target Behavioral Response Laboratory conducts tests to study how humans react to various devices and how they can be made more effective.

  • New Picatinny small arms range complex dedicated to fallen infantryman, former drill instructor

    Apr 24, 2012

    Picatinny Arsenal dedicated a newly built, small arms range complex today to Master Sgt. Paul D. Karpowich, an infantry Soldier and former drill instructor from Hazelton, Pa., who died with U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers and civilian contractors in a dining hall in Mosul, Iraq, Dec. 21, 2004.

  • Textile technologist 'fired up' about her job at Natick

    Apr 23, 2012

    Most of us have experienced the occasional workday that goes up in flames. For Peggy Auerbach, however, that's a normal occurrence.

  • Army leaders discuss S&T strategy, priorities to deliver solutions

    Apr 23, 2012

    The deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology led a dialogue among six officials from across the Army's scientific community, April 18, 2012, at the National Defense Industrial Association's 13th Annual Science and Engineering Technology Conference at North Charleston, S.C.

  • Dogged research librarians help technical community ferret out critical knowledge

    Apr 20, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- "If you didn't enjoy the hunt, you wouldn't become a librarian," says Technical Research Center Librarian Liz Reisman. Considering the research center is operated by the U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center, which deems itself the Army's "Center for Lethality," Reisman's proclamation could pose a serious threat to Picatinny's deer and bear population. Fortunately, her quarry isn't four-legged but rather the academic or military book, specification, article, technical report or manual that could bolster a scientist's theory or channel a project in a new direction. (April 20, 2012)

  • Combining two efforts for better results

    Apr 19, 2012

    The HAT analysis predicted the Soldiers in both the currently fielded vehicle and conceptual UVL would likely experience mental overload when required to perform the multiple roles of driver, gunner, and vehicle commander with only two Soldiers operating the vehicle.

  • Measuring human behavior

    Apr 19, 2012

    Loud sounds. Flash bangs. Bright lights. Blunt projectiles. The Target Behavioral Response Laboratory conducts tests to study how humans react to various devices and how they can be made more effective.

  • ARL participates in Directed Energy to DC (DE2DC) Exhibition

    Apr 17, 2012

    Recently, the Directed Energy to DC (DE2DC) Exhibition event was held in the Congressional Rayburn House Building in Washington, D.C. The Directed Energy Professional Society organized and executed logistic arrangements under the sponsorship and support of the Congressional Directed Energy Caucus and the High Energy Laser-Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO). Dr. Jiang Liu and Mr. Gary Carhart of ARL's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate presented the innovative internal phase-locking 7 and 19-channel fiber laser array system developed under ARL mission and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and HEL-JTO programs.

  • ARL provides seminar at University of Oklahoma, tours National Weather Center

    Apr 17, 2012

    Recently, Pam Clark, chief of ARL's Battlefield Environment Division and Dave Knapp, chief of the ARL Atmospheric Modeling Applications Branch, Battlefield Environment Division, provided a seminar at the University of Oklahoma, where they showed off ARL research efforts primarily in Unmanned Aircraft System development and products. Clark and Knapp along with others from the university including Dr. John Snow, Regents Professor, Meteorology/Dean Emeritus, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and ARL Technical Advisory Board Member, were also able to tour the university's National Weather Center (NWC) facility. Due to the great interest ARL has in the university's atmospheric science program and NWC, a major goal is to establish a cooperative agreement in the near future to formalize scientific collaborations.

  • John H. Hopps Defense Research scholars tour ALC

    Apr 17, 2012

    Members of the John H. Hopps Defense Research Scholars Program at Morehouse University recently toured the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Adelphi Laboratory Center. Approximately 40 students participated in the tour and were introduced to ARL research and technology including autonomous robotics research, wireless emulation technologies, the specialty electronic materials facility, and PiezoMEMS actuators for insect-inspired microflight.

  • RDECOM senior NCO discusses support for Soldiers

    Apr 16, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie assumed duties as the leader of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's enlisted Soldiers March 16. He took over for Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin, who served as RDECOM's senior noncommissioned officer since 2007. In an interview with RDECOM public affairs, Beharie discussed the role of the command's enlisted Soldiers, the needs of Soldiers in theater, and how Army scientists and engineers will continue to provide the technological edge for its Soldiers.

  • Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology visits AMRDEC scientists and engineers

    Apr 13, 2012

    Dr. Marilyn M. Freeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army For Acquisition, Logistics and Technology visits AMRDEC

  • Green Warrior Convoy Announced - "It's about saving Soldiers' lives"

    Apr 12, 2012

    The Army announced plans for a "Green Warrior Convoy" to demonstrate vehicle energy and educate the value of science and technology in Army vehicles.

  • Army leaders open new energy lab for business

    Apr 12, 2012

    More than 300 government, industry and academic leaders converged on the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich., for the grand opening of the Army's one-of-a-kind Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory, April 11, 2012.

  • New technology holds promise of greater lethality

    Apr 11, 2012

    The engineers working at the Picatinny Arsenal Advanced Materials Lab are working toward artillery warheads with fragments that flare and burn when the warhead detonates.

  • Army examining what capabilities "make sense" for the network of the future

    Apr 10, 2012

    Network modernization is an Army priority. The U.S. Army will assess capabilities and emerging C4ISR technologies as part of its efforts to shape the future network when its annual integrated capabilities event begins at Fort Dix, N.J., April 16. The work will support initiatives to provide actionable intelligence at the squad level and improved situational awareness to dismounted Soldiers. The event, which provides an opportunity for stakeholders from across the DoD to integrate and exercise future force capabilities, will also inform efforts to accelerate and recapitalize C4ISR technologies into the current force, thus supporting the Agile acquisition process.

  • Target Detection Device incorporating ARL technology passes second flight test

    Apr 10, 2012

    Recently, the Target Detection Device (TDD) successfully passed its second flight test at Eglin Air Force base on the U.S Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Kinetic Energy Active Protection System (KEAPS) interceptor. The TDD is an Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) hardened version of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Passive Infrared Proximity Sensor designed by the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD). The technology employed by the TDD was developed by WMRD from 2001 to 2006 during the Infrared Proximity Sensor for Active Protection Countermunitions program. The device used an innovative optic design to exploit the infrared signatures of KE projectiles in a potentially compact sensor. There is one more flight test set for May 2012, followed by the interceptor demonstrations in August and September of 2012.

  • Army's ECBC engages commercial partner to drive economic growth

    Apr 10, 2012

    An agreement between Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and Aliied Minds Federal Innovations is a unique public-private partnership that directly responds to President Obama's October 2011 memorandum challenging federal labs to use technology transfer as a driver for economic growth and the global competitiveness of U.S. industries.

  • Top Michigan construction firms, Army COE bring Army's 'greenest' lab to life

    Apr 9, 2012

    More than 300 of the nation's top government, industry and academic leaders will tour a unique lab April 11 that is not only the cornerstone of the Army's next-generation of power and energy initiatives but also the Army's most environmentally conscious laboratory.

  • With combat experience, NCOs offer insight to engineers

    Apr 6, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command toured historic coastal defenses at the Verrazano Narrows March 22 as part of noncommissioned officer (NCO) professional development at Picatinny Arsenal from March 18-23.

  • Senior Army, Energy, Legislative Officials to attend opening of Army lab in Michigan

    Apr 5, 2012

    A distinguished lineup of Army leaders and energy officials will join Michigan's Senate delegation to stress the importance of energy security and commemorate the grand opening of the Army's new eight-labs-in-one facility: the Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory.

  • Picatinny engineer strives to reverse shortage of women in science

    Apr 5, 2012

    As one of only eight U.S. women scientists selected for a science exchange program with Brazil, Picatinny Arsenal engineer Lauren Armstrong is helping to promote greater participation by women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

  • 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.