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  • Wool possible high-performance fiber for combat clothing

    Jan 30, 2012

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

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

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Army engineering team builds solutions in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

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

  • 'Carl Gustaf' weapon extends Soldiers' lethal reach

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • Deployed Soldiers connect with Army scientists for technical solutions

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • Military panel urges agility as budgets decline

    Jan 23, 2012

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

  • Incoming RDECOM senior NCO visits command staff

    Jan 10, 2012

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

  • San Antonio students view Army science, technology

    Jan 6, 2012

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

  • Army unveils latest STEM recruiting tool

    Jan 6, 2012

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

  • RDECOM announces incoming command sergeant major

    Jan 3, 2012

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

  • PEO Fires Inaugural Light Machine Gun Shot

    Dec 29, 2011

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

  • RDECOM welcomes senior civilian leader

    Dec 29, 2011

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

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

    Dec 20, 2011

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

  • Incoming executive deputy visits RDECOM facilities

    Dec 16, 2011

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

  • CNO Strategic Studies Group visits Natick

    Dec 13, 2011

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

  • ECBC awarded patent for All Hazards Receipt Facility

    Dec 13, 2011

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

  • RDECOM facilitates collective NCO feedback on communications-electronics capabilities

    Dec 12, 2011

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

  • Sale of APG lighthouse painting benefits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 12, 2011

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

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

    Dec 9, 2011

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

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

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Maryland students beta test Army STEM recruiting vehicle

    Dec 9, 2011

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

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

    Dec 9, 2011

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

  • Maj. Gen. Justice says goodbye to Natick

    Dec 7, 2011

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

  • RDECOM NCOs learn ECBC capabilities

    Dec 7, 2011

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

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

    Dec 7, 2011

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

  • RDECOM commander tours the future of Army STEM recruiting

    Dec 6, 2011

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

  • APG celebrates holiday season at Aberdeen parade

    Dec 5, 2011

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

  • Army finalizes STEM vehicle for recruiting trail

    Nov 29, 2011

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

  • Army looks to industry for technology partnerships

    Nov 29, 2011

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

  • Md. National Guard helps Eagle Scout earn aviation badge

    Nov 18, 2011

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

  • Army ORSAs celebrate 50th annual symposium

    Nov 17, 2011

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

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

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

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

    Nov 16, 2011

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

  • Military researchers discuss finding more bang for buck

    Nov 15, 2011

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

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

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

  • CECOM commander addresses network challenges, solutions at MILCOM 2011

    Nov 14, 2011

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

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

    Nov 4, 2011

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

  • BRAC brings Navy back to Picatinny with new facilities

    Nov 4, 2011

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

  • Army computer scientist delivers solutions in combat

    Nov 4, 2011

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

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

    Nov 1, 2011

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

  • AMC, a Profession of Arms

    Oct 27, 2011

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

  • Army takes STEM recruiting on the road

    Oct 27, 2011

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

  • APG Cohort studies strategic thinking at Gettysburg

    Oct 26, 2011

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

  • APG recognizes sacrifices, contributions of Wounded Warriors

    Oct 24, 2011

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

  • 'Ironman' a game-changer on battlefield

    Oct 14, 2011

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

  • New app to spotlight Army exhibits, forums at AUSA

    Oct 11, 2011

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

  • Army honors top inventions of 2010

    Oct 11, 2011

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

  • STEM: Continuing scientific excellence

    Oct 8, 2011

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

  • Providing shelter for Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2011

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

  • Students explore engineering by designing, constructing newspaper tents

    Oct 7, 2011

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

  • RDECOM sergeant major, civilian scientist take honors at HENAAC

    Oct 7, 2011

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

  • Engineering competition puts college students to the test

    Oct 7, 2011

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  • Robots give Soldiers the advantage

    Oct 6, 2011

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

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

    Oct 6, 2011

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

  • RDECOM commander recognizes future science, technology leaders

    Oct 6, 2011

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

  • Students delve into science, investigate Army technology

    Sep 28, 2011

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

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

    Sep 26, 2011

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

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

    Sep 26, 2011

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

  • Army's CBRNE team exhibits its expertise

    Sep 23, 2011

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

  • Army technology leader inspires engineers

    Sep 22, 2011

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

  • Kiowa Flies High With Unmanned Aircraft

    Sep 21, 2011

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

  • Obsolescence Management Team Earns DoD Honor

    Sep 19, 2011

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

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

    Sep 14, 2011

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

  • Picatinny captures 6 of 10 Army Greatest Inventions

    Sep 13, 2011

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

  • Two APG ceremonies to signify end of BRAC process

    Sep 13, 2011

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

  • Army announces greatest inventions

    Sep 12, 2011

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

  • 9/11 survivor finds a way to mourn

    Sep 9, 2011

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

  • Future prototype facility hopes to deliver speedy solutions

    Sep 8, 2011

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

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

    Sep 8, 2011

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

  • RDECOM praises efforts to empower, unburden and protect Soldiers

    Sep 8, 2011

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

  • Harford County, APG partner for a successful BRAC

    Sep 8, 2011

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

  • Center's Retiring Deputy Director Led by Example

    Sep 7, 2011

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

  • Technology team forges new path in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- American Soldiers serving in Afghanistan face fresh challenges at every turn. But a team of Army technology and engineering experts is now making headway by turning those challenges into opportunities.

  • NSRDEC employees take helicopter trip to Fort Devens base camp

    Sep 2, 2011

    Forty Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center employees got a rare treat Aug. 17 -- the chance to ride in a Black Hawk helicopter to Fort Devens and see the Base Camp Systems Integration Lab (SIL) to get a small taste of what it is like to be a Soldier.

  • Soldier combat needs feed 'stream of invention,' patents, and 'cheaper, better performing' systems

    Sep 1, 2011

    Obtaining Army patents is an arduous process, but a necessary one. Patents protect the Army from intellectual property infringement, and if the Army did not obtain patents, it would result in the service paying more to deliver technology to Soldiers. This article looks at the patent process at the Armament Research Development and Engineering Center with a focus on the development of the Objective Gunner Protective Kit. Soldiers played an important role in optimizing several designs that are part of the current versions of OGPK for which the Army has obtained patents.

  • Combat Feeding engineer wins award

    Sep 1, 2011

    Ben Williams, a member of the Systems Equipment and Engineering Team at the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, will receive the Wayne E. Meyer Award for Outstanding Student in Systems Engineering.

  • APG leader discusses BRAC changes, budget challenges

    Sep 1, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army civilian leaders need to foster proactive change among their organizations, a senior APG official said Aug. 30. Gary Martin, executive deputy to the commanding general of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, talked with 32 participants of the APG Leadership Cohort program about successfully implementing change.

  • Operation Purple excites campers, provides insight to leader

    Aug 31, 2011

    Addressing the theme "Kids Serve Too," APG Garrison's senior enlisted advisor focused on the importance of family as he talked to 150 sons and daughters of American servicemembers taking part in a summer camp sponsored by the National Military Family Association here Aug. 25.

  • AMRDEC reaches out to hearing impaired students

    Aug 31, 2011

    Focusing on opportunities for the hearing impaired, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center launched an educational outreach experience this summer.

  • Amid budget uncertainty, APG Cohort reinforces role of change

    Aug 31, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The installation's need to employ new ways of thinking to overcome budget challenges was the central theme of a leadership cohort discussion Aug. 30. The APG Leadership Cohort program, now in its third year-long session, aims to help 32 civilians from across the installation confront the Army's difficult problems while developing them as future leaders.

  • Army honors Aberdeen Proving Ground scientist

    Aug 30, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Arming Soldiers with knowledge to defend against chemical and biological threats and doing it in an outstanding manner is worthy of praise. Army officials recognized an APG scientist at a recent Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., ceremony.

  • Army leaders praise new 'agile' approach to tactical network

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Army's new approach to rapidly maturing the tactical network through semi-annual field exercises is already forcing positive change, senior leaders said during the service's signature information-technology forum last week.

  • Army civilian delivers engineering, technology skills in Afghanistan

    Aug 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- When Soldiers need a fix to a nagging problem in the field they may pull a "MacGyver" to come up with unconventional solutions. But now the Army has a team of specialists to rapidly develop and deliver technology and engineering solutions located front and center with troops in Afghanistan.

  • Fly-by-wire technology now used in Army utility helicopters

    Aug 25, 2011

    Fly-by-wire technology, which has been in use in other Defense Department aircraft for years, has found new life with utility helicopters.

  • Students connect with science through Army program

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Students delved into science as they designed, engineered and built hovercrafts, a wind tunnel and a planetarium during a six-week Army program this summer. Eighth- through 12th-grade students gathered at a U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center laboratory to boost their science and math skills.

  • Army launches online tool to connect Soldiers, scientists

    Aug 25, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Soldiers can now provide feedback on their equipment directly to military scientists, U.S. Army officials announced Aug. 25. The Army has launched the Soldier Technology Suggestion Portal, which enables Warfighters to send suggestions through an Army Knowledge Online Web site.

  • Army engages young scientists in lab work

    Aug 23, 2011

    Summer interns at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are working alongside Army civilian scientists to find solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges.

  • Science, technology come to the fore in military exercise

    Aug 23, 2011

    Army science and technology is playing an expanded role in military exercises in Korea, officials said.

  • Madison police to test Army technology

    Aug 18, 2011

    AMRDEC's Strategic Development Office, the Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation and the Madison Police Department have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to allow AMRDEC to work with the Madison Police and share information. It allows for testing and analyzing of AMRDEC's new product designs.

  • Picatinny engineers develop versatile warheads

    Aug 17, 2011

    Artillery shell fragments can be inefficient because they vary dramatically in size, but engineers at Picatinny Arsenal have found a way to get more consistent sizes -- and even two sizes from a single warhead.

  • Science, technology team prepares for Afghanistan

    Aug 17, 2011

    Scientific personnel deploying to Afghanistan are working on technical solutions that will save Soldiers' lives, Army leaders said Aug. 15. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command leadership team officer spoke to 37 Soldiers and civilians attending orientation and reach-back training in preparation for deployment.

  • Picatinny pyrotechnics researchers gain synergy with West Point pact

    Aug 16, 2011

    A West Point cadet and academy professor spent three weeks working in an Armament Research Development and Engineering Center pyrotechnics lab. The cadet and colonel gave the researchers their military insights while the West Pointers saw lab work up close so they could contrast real-world R & D with the classroom.

  • RDECOM CERDEC inducts newest SES

    Aug 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed its newest Senior Executive Service member during an induction ceremony at the Myer Auditorium, here, Aug. 12. Mr. John Willison will serve as the director for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Command and Control directorate.

  • Army seeks safe Soldier solutions through research

    Aug 15, 2011

    Imagine a check point where Soldiers don't have to walk up to a vehicle that's been rigged to explode, but instead, they can detect the explosives at safe, standoff distances. That's the kind of technology the Army Research Laboratory is investing in as part of a research effort now shared with the Leonard Wood Institute in Missouri.

  • Army interns aid in recruiting aspiring scientists

    Aug 11, 2011

    U.S. Army engineering interns are using their expertise to boost student interest in science and technology. College students working this summer here at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are helping to design the Army’s first recruiting project geared specifically toward civilian science and engineering positions.

  • Army readies for next major network exercise

    Aug 10, 2011

    With its first Network Integration Evaluation in the rear-view mirror, the Army is gearing up for the next installment in a series of major field exercises designed to rapidly advance its tactical network.

  • ECBC trains with local teachers in polymers, food packaging, nanotechnology

    Aug 9, 2011

    In an effort to effectively prepare students for the jobs of the future, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center continues to support neighboring middle and high school teachers in fostering a workforce that is literate in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Army links tactical radios, chat services with commercial communications

    Aug 8, 2011

    Army researchers have linked tactical radios and military chat systems with cell phones, instant messaging and other commercial communications technologies as part of a wide-ranging effort to streamline collaboration across the force.

  • PRESS RELEASE: CERDEC SMEs talk innovation, collaboration at GVSETS

    Aug 8, 2011

  • Robotics technology may keep Soldiers far from harm

    Aug 2, 2011

    New technology developed by the U.S. Army Tank Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and Automotive Research Center may make it possible to perform surveillance, route clearance and threat defeat at an even greater distance, possibly far from the battlefield.