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  • 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.

  • Wool possible high-performance fiber for combat clothing

    Jan 30, 2012

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

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

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Army engineering team builds solutions in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

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

  • 'Carl Gustaf' weapon extends Soldiers' lethal reach

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • Deployed Soldiers connect with Army scientists for technical solutions

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • Military panel urges agility as budgets decline

    Jan 23, 2012

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

  • Incoming RDECOM senior NCO visits command staff

    Jan 10, 2012

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

  • San Antonio students view Army science, technology

    Jan 6, 2012

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

  • Army unveils latest STEM recruiting tool

    Jan 6, 2012

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

  • RDECOM announces incoming command sergeant major

    Jan 3, 2012

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

  • PEO Fires Inaugural Light Machine Gun Shot

    Dec 29, 2011

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

  • RDECOM welcomes senior civilian leader

    Dec 29, 2011

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

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

    Dec 20, 2011

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

  • Incoming executive deputy visits RDECOM facilities

    Dec 16, 2011

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

  • CNO Strategic Studies Group visits Natick

    Dec 13, 2011

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

  • ECBC awarded patent for All Hazards Receipt Facility

    Dec 13, 2011

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

  • RDECOM facilitates collective NCO feedback on communications-electronics capabilities

    Dec 12, 2011

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

  • Sale of APG lighthouse painting benefits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 12, 2011

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

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

    Dec 9, 2011

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

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

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Maryland students beta test Army STEM recruiting vehicle

    Dec 9, 2011

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

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

    Dec 9, 2011

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

  • Maj. Gen. Justice says goodbye to Natick

    Dec 7, 2011

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

  • RDECOM NCOs learn ECBC capabilities

    Dec 7, 2011

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

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

    Dec 7, 2011

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

  • RDECOM commander tours the future of Army STEM recruiting

    Dec 6, 2011

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

  • APG celebrates holiday season at Aberdeen parade

    Dec 5, 2011

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

  • Army finalizes STEM vehicle for recruiting trail

    Nov 29, 2011

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

  • Army looks to industry for technology partnerships

    Nov 29, 2011

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

  • Md. National Guard helps Eagle Scout earn aviation badge

    Nov 18, 2011

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

  • Army ORSAs celebrate 50th annual symposium

    Nov 17, 2011

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

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

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

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

    Nov 16, 2011

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

  • Military researchers discuss finding more bang for buck

    Nov 15, 2011

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

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

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