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  • Congressman Markey tours NSSC

    May 2, 2011

    Massachusetts Congressman Edward J. Markey toured facilities at Natick Soldier Systems Center April 28 and talked about the importance of science and technology to the nation's defense.

  • APG celebrates Arbor/Earth Day, unveils replica lighthouse

    Apr 29, 2011

    Surrounded by more than 200 area school students, senior installation commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice became a history teacher during APG's 2011 Arbor/Earth Day celebration April 29.

  • Summit seeks to influence STEM development in APG region

    Apr 29, 2011

    About 120 area educators, industry leaders and government employees convened at Cecil College April 28 for STEM Summit II, the second in a series of meetings that is striving to develop a regional culture attune to science, technology, engineering and mathematics career development.

  • Army Contracting Centers Merge at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Apr 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the consolidation of its two contracting centers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., into a new organization: Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground. This action will leverage the enterprise capabilities of ACC and achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness in providing America's Army with the equipment, supplies and services it needs to accomplish its global mission.

  • Officers interested in becoming military science professors may compete this summer

    Apr 28, 2011

    Active duty and Active Guard Reserve lieutenant colonels and majors interested in becoming professors of military science need to have their master's or higher degree by May 31, 2011, to be considered for positions in the August board at U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Army researchers mentor Aberdeen senior, help publish capstone project

    Apr 28, 2011

    With guidance from ECBC mentors, Briana Elmore achieved outstanding capstone project results and co-authored a peer-reviewed presentation and technical report, entitled, "Field of View of Commercial Air-Purifying Respirators".

  • Senate Military Family Caucus recognizes Month of the Military Child

    Apr 27, 2011

    The Senate Military Family Caucus co-chairs, Senator Barbara Boxer and Senator Richard Burr, signed a letter recognizing April as Month of the Military Child. In the letter, the two senators thank the children of U.S servicemembers for their "strength, courage and optimism."

  • Training program produces quality (assurance) interns

    Apr 27, 2011

    On Nov. 1, 2007, then-Secretary of the Army Pete Geren accepted a report from an independent commission on Army acquisition and program management in expeditionary operations.

  • Efficiency Initiative Improves Operational Awareness

    Apr 27, 2011

    By improving operational awareness stemming from reports submitted by his organization's acquisition programs, Mr. Jeffrey "Thom" Hawkins earned his Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt Certification, with his efforts yielding both operational and financial benefits for the entirety of Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T). "Lean Six Sigma provides a framework for solving a process problem," said Hawkins, program analyst for PEO C3T Business Management Division, Program Analysis Branch, "Although you may think of a solution on your own, the rigor of stepping through a problem in phases-define, measure, analyze, improve, control-allows you to understand the problem better and evolve a more thorough solution."

  • Army seeking 'frank' Soldier feedback on power sources

    Apr 27, 2011

    The "Power Sources Feedback" user group is designed so that Warfighters can share frank observations and recommendations directly with CERDEC Army Power engineers as they prepare to host the Joint Services Power Expo, May 2-5, 2011, at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Convention Center.

  • Award-winning maintenance team keeps training on track in Europe

    Apr 27, 2011

    By demonstrating a willingness to help others and a strong work ethic, the Department of the Army (DA) selected the JMTC Organizational Maintenance Activity as the 1st place winner of the DA Award for Maintenance Excellence for fiscal year 2010.

  • Children learn about work, environment at Natick

    Apr 26, 2011

    At the same time they discovered what their parents do for work, children learned to appreciate the environment April 22, 2011, at Natick Soldier Systems Center's 14th annual "Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work/Earth Day."

  • General Dunwoody arrives in Huntsville

    Apr 25, 2011

    Gen. Dunwoody completed her relocation from Fort Belvoir, Va. and arrived at her command's new location at Redstone Arsenal today. She and her husband, retired Air Force Colonel Craig Brotchie, join an already robust and productive AMC team of approximately 800 employees at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Earthquake leaves depot employees stranded at Tokyo airport

    Apr 25, 2011

    TOOLE ARMY DEPOT, Utah -- Everyone who experienced the devastating earthquake in Japan has a different story to tell. Chuck Holland and Gary Holbrook, two civilian employees from the Tooele Army Depot, Ammunition Equipment and Manufacturing Directorate, were stranded at the Narita International Airport, near Tokyo, for more than 24 terrifying hours waiting for a plane back to the United States.

  • 405th AFSBn-Italy supports humanitarian relief efforts to Libya

    Apr 25, 2011

    The 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Italy prepared a shipment of humanitarian aid supplies in support of a U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance mission to Libya.

  • A quick glimpse at Army science advisors

    Apr 22, 2011

    The science advisor serves a vital purpose - to get answers to technology questions and push scientific solutions that support soldiers on the ground.

  • Everyone Shares Duty To Prevent Sexual Assault

    Apr 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Can I kiss you' To some, it's a laughable question when it comes to love and lust, but by the very definition of consent, classified by the dictionary as to give assent or approval, to agree, it is the first step in preventing a sexual assault.

  • Maintenance mentorship collaboration graduates Afghan vehicle maintainers

    Apr 21, 2011

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- Four Afghan Soldiers graduated from the inaugural session of the M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle 45-day maintenance mentorship program during a ceremony held here April 13.

  • PEO Ammunition hosting live-fire media demonstration of Army's new M855A1 Enhanced Performance

    Apr 21, 2011

    Media Event: Witness and get a chance to fire the Army M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

  • Army's research command ups ante in nationwide thrust to grow systems engineering

    Apr 21, 2011

    Thousands of Army scientists and engineers will have opportunities to collaborate with academia and contribute to the advancement of a critical skill, systems engineering. The Army's Research Development and Engineering Command signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement CRADA with the Systems Engineering Research Center to create opportunities for those scientists and engineers to collaborate with 20 universities and more than 200 academic researchers as part of this nationwide, DoD backed effort.

  • Army organization streamlines the COMSEC process to do "more without more"

    Apr 21, 2011

    Project Director Communications Security (PD COMSEC) is partnering with platform and system integrators across the U.S. Army to more efficiently secure networked mission command solutions whose future enhancements will require greater protection. "We can really bring to the table a focus and an in depth knowledge-base as programs try to integrate COMSEC into their systems," said Chris Manning, project director for COMSEC.

  • CCAD Celebrates 50 Years of Support to the Warfighter

    Apr 20, 2011

  • PEO Ammo to hold live-fire media demonstration of Army's new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition here will host a live-fire demonstration for media of the Army's new M855A1 5.56mm bullet May 4 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., beginning at 8 a.m.

  • Happy Birthday To The Army Reserves

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--There wasn't a whole lot of age spread between them. But Reserve Master Sgt. Mark Chaplin and Sgt. Jack Bynum were more than happy to represent the oldest and youngest Soldiers at Friday's cake-cutting ceremony for the Army Reserve's 103rd birthday.

  • Explosive Training Goes Full Blast

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Consider this your official introduction to the National Center for Explosives Training and Research on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Tax center nets $1 million in refunds for APG Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The installation tax center secured about $1 million in refunds for Soldiers, their families and retirees, Staff Judge Advocate Lt. Col. Joseph Masterson said. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, senior APG commander, joined Masterson April 19 in a ceremony to mark the end of tax-filing season outside Building 4313.

  • Astronaut Now On Earthly Mission

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Col. Doug Wheelock's six-month deployment to the International Space Station has ended with a down-to-earth mission.

  • International Programs Person of the Year

    Apr 20, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command congratulates Lu Ting on his selection as RDECOM's International Programs Person of the Year for 2010, April 18. Congratulations Lu.

  • Depot Riggers' Deft Response Saves Aircraft Parts From Sinkhole

    Apr 20, 2011

  • Supplying excellence, sustaining the force

    Apr 20, 2011

    Regardless of where they're fighting, operating or training, Soldiers require supplies to accomplish their mission. The Supply Excellence Award recognizes those who keep the Army moving by providing superior supply operations for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The SEA program started in 1986 to highlight the critical role sustainers play in supporting the warfighter. The purpose is to increase the logistical readiness of all Army units; enforce the Command Supply Discipline Program; encourage the use of available resources; and provide a structure for recognition of group and individual initiatives.

  • Senator, APG leaders discuss education, transportation challenges

    Apr 19, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Local education and transportation are continuing challenges for the Aberdeen Proving Ground workforce and their families. Military officials met with U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski to discuss these issues during an April 19 meeting.

  • Soldiers must keep records updated for dependent EFMP enrollment

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Army develops smartphone framework, applications for the front lines

    Apr 18, 2011

    The device known as a Joint Battle Command-Platform, or JBC-P Handheld, is the first developed under an Army effort to devise an Android-based smartphone framework and suite of applications for tactical operations.

  • Key tactical communications applications to join in Army network exercise

    Apr 18, 2011

    With more than 100,000 systems in the field and a lifesaving track record in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army's friendly force tracking and messaging software is preparing for the future with a new version that is faster, more versatile and better connected to the Marine Corps. Next up: a tryout with Soldiers as part of the Army's unprecedented combined test and evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. in June. The Limited User Test for the new version of Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below/Blue Force Tracking (FBCB2/BFT), called Joint Capabilities Release (JCR), will support a decision on wider fielding of the capability - which thus far has been fielded to several brigades inside the United States. The LUT also marks a step toward a broader plan to move to the next-generation FBCB2/BFT technology for tactical aircraft, vehicles and dismounted forces, called Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P). JCR is one of several programs of record undergoing simultaneous testing with the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division during the six-week event, known as the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE). Several other systems that are not part of the formal tests are also participating, including applications that provide Warfighters with fires planning, protection from rocket and mortar attacks and efficient energy sources.

  • APG leadership program focuses on BRAC, budget challenges

    Apr 14, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army civilian leaders are focusing on collaboration as APG faces challenges from base realignment and closure, or BRAC, and future budget constraints. The APG Leadership Cohort program, which kicked off its third year March 22, aims to help overcome those obstacles by bringing together workers from the across the installation.

  • Running with Science: Army biomechanics expert opens research to help runners run right

    Apr 14, 2011

    For scores of runners who sustain overuse injuries each year, learning to run the right way could literally keep them on the road to good health.

  • Equation for IT success: Process + People + Education = Solutions

    Apr 14, 2011

    Like fortune tellers gazing into crystal balls, Army Contracting Command's information technology professionals focus on solving tomorrow's challenges today. The mission of the ACC chief information officer is to provide command, control, communications, computers and information management operational capabilities in support of the ACC enterprise.

  • Citing Those Who Best Serve Troops

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--On a night when everyone was congratulating Lars Ericsson on his win as the top Department of the Army civilian at Redstone Arsenal, this chief scientist could only think about the Soldiers who have put his organization's unmanned aircraft systems to good use in theater.

  • War fighter tours Prototype Integration Facility

    Apr 13, 2011

    Scott Frye and 1st Lt. Joshua Frye toured the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility to learn how it has had a long-lasting impact on the battlefield in support of the war fighter.

  • Picatinny hosts community firefighters, police to train in nuclear counterterrorism

    Apr 13, 2011

    As part of a training program on the use of technologically advanced equipment in Picatinny Arsenal's Special Hazards Response Vehicle, Picatinny firefighters trained with local police and firefighters on the use radiological equipment. The equipment and training improves not only Picatinny's capability for preparation and response to potential homeland nuclear threats, but that of the surrounding communities as well.

  • SecArmy honors Army Suggestors of the Year

    Apr 12, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal presided over an annual awards ceremony March 15, in the Pentagon Auditorium, to recognize the Army's 2010 Suggestors of the Year.

  • From Bagram to the mountains

    Apr 11, 2011

    How Ammo supply Soldiers ensure troops have what they need to defend themselves.

  • From Bagram to the mountains

    Apr 11, 2011

    Ammunition Supply Company ensures Soldiers are well-stocked with resources to defend themselves.

  • The "Girls next door"

    Apr 11, 2011

    Story on Filmmaker JulieHera DeStefano, as she spent several months in Afghanistan to chronicle the lives of female servicemembers in a combat environment, and the transitions they make back home.

  • Avoided shutdown reinforces need for financial planning

    Apr 11, 2011

    The avoided government shutdown serves as a stark reminder for the need to save money for a rainy day.

  • Shutdown could affect young troops most, Gates says

    Apr 8, 2011

    While emphasizing that servicemembers eventually will receive the pay they would earn during a government shutdown, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates acknowledged that if the government shuts down for a week starting tomorrow, their mid-month paychecks would include only the pay they earned for the first week of the month.

  • Soldiers must transfer post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits before retirement and dependent children turning

    Apr 8, 2011

    Service members interested in transferring their post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to qualifying dependent children must do so before retirement and before children reach age 26. Confusion and not paying attention to detail have caused consternation and erroneous Congressional inquiries.

  • Logistics Information Warehouse

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Secretary of the Army has directed the U.S. Army Materiel Command to continue developing the Logistics Information Warehouse as the Army's single authoritative source for all Army leaders to maintain situational awareness of equipment around the Army.

  • RDECOM chief of staff discusses issues at town hall meeting

    Apr 8, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command leadership met with employees for a town hall meeting Friday, April 8.

  • Williams Family Keeps Military Tradition

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The past seven years have been unusual for the Jonathan Williams family. This is the longest they've lived in the same place without moving. During his more than 20 years in the Army, they would move every two or three years.

  • Conference looks to future of Army training

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Army leaders see a need to change the way Soldiers fight and how they learn to fight. Gone are the days when generals send divisions into battle - today's battles require quick action and reaction of Soldiers and leaders at the lowest level.

  • Fort Monmouth continues support of NJ students through science symposium

    Apr 4, 2011

    Engineers and scientists from Fort Monmouth joined partners from the Department of Defense and Monmouth University to support student research in science and engineering at the 49th Annual Monmouth Junior Science Symposium at Monmouth University and Gibbs Hall March 31 - April 1.

  • RDECOM program wins SecArmy award

    Apr 1, 2011

    U.S. Army scientists have developed an improved surface-coating method to reduce air pollution and save $1 billion during the next 15 years. Senior Army leaders gathered at APG's Ball Conference Center April 1 to recognize the Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army program.

  • Three AMC teams recognized

    Apr 1, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three U.S. Army Materiel Command teams won awards from the Defense Standardization Program office for their contributions to the program during the past year.

  • RDECOM selects top NCO, Soldier

    Apr 1, 2011

    Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command converged on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Marc 28-April 1 to vie for the command's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards.

  • Electronic Warfare newest 'hot' Army job

    Apr 1, 2011

    Electronic Warfare career managers are seeking enlisted, officer, warrant officer applicants. This is Military Occupational Specialty for enlisted and warrant officers, and an area of concentration for officers.

  • Cancer Survivors Make Connection Online

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Jody Hicks was looking for a battle buddy. When the diagnosis came - Hodgkins lymphoma - five years ago, Hicks, a self-described type A personality and retired Army aviator went into control mode.

  • Planning Under Way For Old Ordnance Cleanup

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone will be performing interim remedial measures at known or suspect waste sites of chemical warfare materiel. Even though this recovery effort is scheduled to begin in 2013, extensive planning and coordination has already begun.

  • Post Exchange Employees Deploy To Serve

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They live to serve Soldiers. For Mina Clay, Kathy Foote, Montina Hoefler, Sonia Lebron and Wendy Smith, working as Army & Air Force Exchange Service employees at the Post Exchange affords them the opportunity to thank Soldiers for the work that they do. But for this group of five, thanking them stateside wasn't enough - instead they decided to deploy with the Soldiers they serve day in and day out to fully show their gratitude.

  • AMC: the Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Secretary of the Army has designated the U.S. Army Materiel Command as the Army's Lead Materiel Integrator in a memorandum March 22, which changes how the operational Army will receive its materiel, arms, ammunition, and equipment in the future.

  • Parades Open April's Month Of Military Child

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--April is the Month of the Military Child. Kickoff parades will be held Friday at both child development centers. The Mills Road center will have its ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m., followed by the Goss Road center's event at 10. Garrison commander Col. John Hamilton will deliver remarks.

  • Local Students Draw Experience From Art

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Several times a year, Team Redstone holds heritage celebrations at Bob Jones Auditorium. These celebrations recognize a diverse aspect of American society and history such as Native American or African-American history month. An important part of the heritage month celebrations is the student artwork contest. The contest gives local student artists the opportunity to compete and have their artwork seen by a large audience.

  • 'I'm Doing Exactly What I'm Supposed To Be Doing'

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--There are a lot of connections that bring recently elected District 2 state Sen. Bill Holtzclaw back to Redstone Arsenal. Holtzclaw, a retired Marine war veteran, was introduced to Redstone twice during his military career -- first in 1983 as a private who came here for ammunition specialist training at the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School and, second, in 1999 as the officer-in-charge of the Marine Corps Detachment.

  • AMC town hall and award ceremony

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a packed auditorium, with several outlaying organizations participating through a live broadcast, AMC's commanding general gave a progress report on the organization from a global perspective here, March 25.

  • APG leadership briefs Congressional staffers

    Mar 30, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The installation is quickly becoming the U.S. Army's hub for science and technology, APG senior commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice told staff from Maryland's Congressional delegation March 30. "This place will be the biggest success story in BRAC," Justice said, referencing base realignment and closure that is bringing thousands of high-tech jobs to northeast Maryland.

  • Balance Brings Award For AMCOM Deputy

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For Ronnie Chronister, it's all about balance. From the way a person lives their life to the type of employees who work in an office, Chronister believes balance should rule the day.

  • Thanking A Few Good Enterprising Employees

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--As these planning meetings go, the Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise Strategic Review didn't break any rules - senior leaders of different organizations within the enterprise spoke bluntly of challenges they face while their peers listened intently and solutions were considered. But the schedule did veer a little off onto the unbeaten path right after lunch March 23 at the Von Braun Center, when the Army Materiel Command's commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody and Dr. Malcolm O'Neill, the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, recognized a small group of Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise employees.

  • Employees Make Difference For AMC

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Despite the demands of two wars, budget issues, an Army in transformation and moving its headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, AMC continues to provide its customer - the war fighter - with the best equipment and support, said AMC commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody.

  • Former MP active in fund-raising athletics as civilian

    Mar 30, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Joining the New Jersey National Guard in 2006 at age 24, Burns enlisted while attending County College of Morris in pursuit of a degree in criminal justice. Unsure of where the degree would lead her, she knew she wanted to work in some aspect of law enforcement. She ultimately chose to be a military policeman (MP).

  • Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Black Hawks have long been viewed as "freedom flyers" in countries where the Army uses utility helicopters for medical, search and rescue, transport and combat missions in support of troops on the ground. But since the March 11 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, two of those "freedom flyers" have become symbolic with emergency assistance to this nation's people, who have been crushed by the two overwhelming natural disasters.

  • Picatinny fields first precision-guided mortars to troops in Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2011

    This month, U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan became the first military members in history to be fielded 120mm GPS-guided mortar precision capability.

  • Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Mar 29, 2011

    Gold Star families retreat to Victory Junction in Randleman, N.C. for some fun and relaxation.

  • AMC designated Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Mar 29, 2011

    AMC Press Release

  • Picatinny's improved packaging for training items wins DoD award

    Mar 28, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Soldiers will soon be equipped with a safer and better way to store their pyrotechnic simulators-a means so effective, in fact, that it was recently named by the Department of Defense as a mark of packaging excellence.

  • New campus built on tradition of excellence

    Mar 28, 2011

  • Study to help with design of future equipment

    Mar 25, 2011

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is currently conducting an Army-wide study of human physiology, called the U.S. Army Anthropometric Survey, or ANSUR II.

  • Aspiring scientists explore their futures at career fair

    Mar 25, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- The U.S. Army's cutting-edge technology was on display for hundreds of aspiring scientists and engineers March 24 at Harford Community College. The exhibits were part of the Futures 11 conference for 11th-grade students in Harford County.

  • Arsenal changes product line to shape mettle versus steel

    Mar 24, 2011

    Arsenal machinists have been shaping various forms of metal for nearly 200 years, but on the production floors this week the mettle they shaped was somewhat - different. During 23 & 24 March, more than 70 mechanical engineering cadets from the United States Military Academy visited the Watervliet Arsenal and the Army's BenAfAt Laboratories, which is collocated on the Arsenal. According to Maj. Hank Henderson, course director for the Manufacturing and Machine Component Design Course, the cadets are juniors who came to the Arsenal to see firsthand the real world application of mechanical engineering.

  • APG leader encourages students to pursue careers in science

    Mar 24, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- The future of Harford County gathered March 24 at Harford Technical High School to explore their education and careers. About 800 high-achieving 11th-grade students from Harford Technical, Joppatowne, Aberdeen, Bel Air and Edgewood high schools attended the Futures 11 conference to prepare for the next phase of their lives.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Soar Into Future Roles

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The message came across loud and clear - unmanned aircraft systems are here to stay in the Department of Defense's joint forces fleet. From keynote presenter Dr. Steve Messervy of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command to Navy Capt. Gregory McGuire of the Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, the speakers at the Pathfinder Symposium sponsored by Pathfinder Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Systems International at the Von Braun Center on March 16-17 reviewed technologies and new initiatives that will grow the role of unmanned aircraft systems across the services. The theme of the symposium was Unmanned Systems - A Roadmap to the Future.

  • Members of historic organization visit Natick

    Mar 24, 2011

    An organization that keeps tradition alive came to a place that never stops preparing for the future.

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • APG Leadership Cohort kicks off third year

    Mar 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Budget constraints are the most important issue that APG's senior leaders will face in the near future, the installation's senior civilian said March 22. Gary Martin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command executive deputy to the commanding general, kicked off the third session of APG Leadership Cohort with remarks to the participants. "Cohort is more important now than when we started it a couple of years ago," Martin said. "The leadership we need here [at APG] and in the Army is driven by the fiscal realities of what we're facing as a country."

  • Science, technology NCOs focus on professional development

    Mar 23, 2011

    WARREN, Mich. -- Being warfighter focused is more than just a catch phrase. At the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command, the warfighter is central to every mission.

  • CERDEC hosts the French at its new facilities at APG

    Mar 23, 2011

  • Students explore, wear Army technology

    Mar 21, 2011

    Hundreds of students smiled with excitement as they explored the Army's latest technology as part of the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. Aberdeen Proving Ground tenant organizations set up exhibits March 17, to demonstrate their work on robots, gas masks, helmets, armor, vests, night-vision goggles and power sources.

  • Picatinny Fellowship Night

    Mar 21, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Marines, soldiers and civilians of the Picatnny Arsenal workforce cheer alongside supporting members of the community at the annual "Fellowship" dinner in support of the Picatinny Military Unit fund, March 16.

  • APG engineer brought up through Army STEM programs gives back

    Mar 18, 2011

    Zalewski is one of 10 U.S. Army scientists and engineers supporting the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, a Department of Defense high school research competition, and the Morgan State University Innovative STEM Symposium, a college-level competition held March 18-19 at the Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Md. As an Army engineer who took full advantage of Army STEM programs, Zalewski provides a first-hand account of his experiences.

  • Army, Morgan State leaders: Education will empower future

    Mar 18, 2011

    BALTIMORE -- Embracing education will empower students to define their future, Army and Morgan State University leaders told students March 17. The speakers interspersed advice with personal anecdotes as they spoke to about 500 local middle-school students on the MSU campus. "Make those hard decisions and accept those challenges," said Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Aberdeen Proving Ground senior commander. "Every time you back away from a challenge, you need to ask yourself a question -- what roadblock does that put in front of me for the future. And then take the challenge."

  • Soldier Power

    Mar 17, 2011

    As markets worried about unrest in Libya and other parts of the Middle East, crude oil prices hit a 2 1/2 year high last week, with prices surging to more than $100 per barrel. Those rising global fuel prices have wide-reaching effects across the U.S. economy, including implications for the Department of Defense.

  • US-Israeli collaboration enhances communications and electronic capabilities

    Mar 16, 2011

    Representatives from the U.S. Army and Israeli military met March 15 to provided updates on command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, also known as CERDEC.

  • Picatinny website guru 'steps it up' for medical research

    Mar 16, 2011

    If you've ever browsed one of Picatinny's many web pages, you've seen the work of computer guru Marc Ivry of Chugach Industries, who is a key liaison to the online world of the arsenal. But crunching computer code was the last thing on Ivry's mind Feb. 27, when the five-year Picatinny employee trudged up 66 flights of stairs at New York City's famous Rockefeller Center.

  • Army unburdens Soldiers through battery innovations

    Mar 15, 2011

    MCLEAN, Va. -- In a typical 72-hour mission in Afghanistan, a U.S. Soldier carries 70 individual batteries. Army scientists are researching ways to unburden the Warfighter by lightening the load. Batteries make up 20 percent of the weight a Soldier carries in theater. An infantry battalion spends more than $150,000 on batteries per year, which is second in cost to munitions.

  • The 27th annual Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committee resolves 17 quality-of-li

    Mar 15, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- I often say you can read about history or make history. This year, the voices of Soldiers, Civilians and Families that have contributed to the Army Family Action Plan process were heard and history was made at the recent AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held the first week of February.

  • Picatinny advances EOD training with video game technology

    Mar 15, 2011

    Picatinny recently received a patent for a realistic video game that simulates combat environments and uses the same controls as actual robots to safely train Soldiers how to detonate improvised explosive devices.

  • ASC Soldiers take aim

    Mar 14, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers participated in M9 Pistol training at TACOM's Keith L. Ware weapons test facility on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Approximately 40 ASC Soldiers completed the Feb. 9 training.

  • Saying good-bye after more than 30 years in uniform

    Mar 14, 2011

    "It's tough to take the uniform off... it's what I know," said Master Sgt. Lewis Mikulecky during his retirement ceremony on March 11 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • TARDEC's Hitchcock promoted to SES

    Mar 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's Jennifer Hitchcock wasa promoted to Senior Executive Service by Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in a March 11 ceremony in Warren, Mich.

  • Army joins Morgan State to spur Maryland students at S&T symposium

    Mar 14, 2011

    Senior Army officials, scientists and engineers from APG will join industry and academia counterparts to celebrate and evaluate student STEM research at the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Morgan State University March 17-19.

  • Servicemembers swap weapons for a day

    Mar 13, 2011

    AK-47 rifles, Squad Automatic Weapons, Steyr AUG models, M-4 carbines and even the Singaporean SAR 21 were up for test fire during a weapons familiarization range Mar. 11, at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

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