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  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Aug 1, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., August 1, 2011 -- Students taking part in U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities will be instantly transported to 2032 amid terrorist attacks and civil unrest. They will join a team of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilian scientists to design new technologies to protect lives and defeat the threat. An immersive, high-tech portal will deliver students directly into the Army's high-tech world.

  • DoE, Army alliance underlines achieving energy security

    Aug 1, 2011

    As the price of oil continues to fluctuate and the nation searches for fuel-efficiency and an energy future independent of foreign oil, the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of the Army are collaborating to address this pressing national security issue.

  • Deputy Director’s foresight leads to $317K summer education funding

    Jul 29, 2011

    A deputy director with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, was honored by the Maryland Department of Education at a board meeting here July 19 for his efforts to help the state obtain funding for Maryland Summer Centers for gifted and talented students.

  • Soldiers vote on greatest Army inventions

    Jul 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After carefully reviewing nomination packets for the most innovative advances in military technology, a group of 10 Soldiers cast their votes for the Army's Greatest Inventions in a panel July 21.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Joint demonstration shows promise for future satellite capabilities

    Jul 26, 2011

  • SMART students bring skills to Army lab

    Jul 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, welcomed six scholarship students at an orientation in Washington D.C. July 11-15.

  • Picatinny teams up with West Point on technology research

    Jul 25, 2011

    Picatinny Arsenal and the United States Military Academy have formed a closer relationship to enhance mutual research capabilities.

  • Army adds scientific talent through SMART scholarship program

    Jul 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army is bolstering its future scientific workforce by awarding 100 scholarships to college students this year.

  • Future force: Army Research Lab equips warfighters

    Jul 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army is a well-trained, well-equipped fighting force. And behind every weapon, piece of armor and training that prepares and protects Soldiers in battle are teams of scientists and engineers who are solving complex problems and driving future capabilities.

  • Into the deep: 3-D holographic technology provides detailed human intelligence

    Jul 22, 2011

    Imagine going from looking at the outside of a building, to seeing the internal workings of its electrical system simply by walking around a display case. The sophistication of 3-D holographic technology allows just that.

  • Institute for Creative Technologies

    Jul 22, 2011

    TRAINING is integral to the nation’s fighting force, and the Army Research Laboratory is reaching out to moviemakers and storytellers to ensure that Soldiers get the most realistic and relevant training available.

  • Fort Lee Seminar explores robotic sustainment options

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 21, 2011) -- Any initiative that "takes America's sons and daughters off the battlefield and out of harm's way but still gets the job done" is definitely worth exploring, noted William F. Moore, CASCOM deputy to the commanding general, during opening remarks at a robotics seminar here Tuesday.

  • Army to reap major fuel savings from new generation of tactical generators

    Jul 21, 2011

    The U.S. Army will soon produce and deploy its next generation of tactical generators to Afghanistan, a move expected to save 300,000 gallons of fuel each month.

  • Soldiers benefit from lighter, easier to maintain mortar systems

    Jul 20, 2011

    Mortar crews have started receiving new lightweight 60mm mortar systems that are approximately 20 percent lighter than previous versions.

  • It's Not Easy Being Green!

    Jul 20, 2011

    Dozens of ARL civilians suit up as Soldiers during a week-long course to make military life less abstract, more familiar.

  • ARL hosts SeaPerch robotics challenge

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory hosted a SeaPerch robotics challenge at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 11, 2011. The event was made possible through a grant from the National Defense Education Program, which awarded 10 SeaPerch kits to ARL for use with their robotics programs.

  • It’s not easy being green

    Jul 19, 2011

    ARL civilians suit up as Soldiers during week-long course to make military life less abstract, more familiar

  • Defense Department seeks energy revolution

    Jul 19, 2011

    Advances in energy technology that increase warfighter capability not only help the Defense Department protect the nation, but also accomplish two other important objectives, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.

  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Jul 18, 2011

    The Army is building the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Innovation Asset, a recruiting effort designed to attract and engage aspiring young scientists, officials announced July 18, 2011.

  • RDECOM SOY advances to Army competition

    Jul 18, 2011

    A former infantry Soldier now assigned to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will represent the Army Materiel Command at the 2011 Army Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Army develops new ways to test, identify biological agents

    Jul 18, 2011

    The Army is advancing science in new ways. Scientists as the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center developed a ground-breaking method for identification of biological agents.

  • Soldiers may soon have lighter machine gun

    Jul 15, 2011

    Soldiers may soon see a reduction in the weight of the Squad Automatic Weapon and small-arms ammunition with a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.

  • RDECOM program wins DoD environmental award

    Jul 8, 2011

    A U.S. Army program that yields an improved surface-coating method to reduce air pollution and will save $1 billion over the next 15 years has been recognized by the Department of Defense. The Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army program won the 2011 Secretary of Defense Award for environmental excellence in weapons system acquisition.

  • MITRE representatives tour RDECOM laboratories

    Jul 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, led MITRE representatives on a tour June 30 of RDECOM laboratories.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Forum Fosters Trust

    Jul 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--More than 400 attendees flocked the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Warfighter Forum from June 21-24 in Tucson, Ariz. Now in its 11th forum, the invitation-only gathering is an annual opportunity for attendees to confer openly with each other and discuss issues to identify what the Army has done right, what it can improve, and encourages the free flow of ideas, all in support of the Soldier.

  • Rapid prototyping brings future to Soldiers

    Jul 5, 2011

    NATICK, Mass. -- Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center initiated an Immediate-Action prototyping effort in support of Soldiers in Operation Enduring Freedom. The result is the High-Capacity Ammunition Carriage System which enables a machine gunner to carry and fire up to 500 rounds of linked ammunition from a rucksack-like carrier.

  • APG leaders discuss transformation with Lt. Gen. Via

    Jun 30, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The focus of APG's transformation efforts has shifted to accommodating the growth in the civilian workforce and the missions they accomplish, installation leaders told Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, during a visit here June 30.

  • Students investigate ‘Crime Scene’ at ECBC

    Jun 29, 2011

    Cecil County students are bringing “CSI: Edgewood” to life. Sixteen students from the county’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy experienced the latest advances in biology and chemistry June 21, getting a hands-on lesson in forensics as the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center.

  • Army honors America’s ‘children of destiny’

    Jun 27, 2011

    The eCYBERMISSION program, a celebration of the U.S. Army’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics education outreach, bestowed national honors to 59 middle-school students here June 24.

  • APG leader encourages technology partnerships with industry, academia

    Jun 24, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Collaboration among the military, academia and industry at Aberdeen Proving Ground is key to making base realignment and closure a success, a senior Army official said. Gary Martin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command executive deputy to the commanding general, concluded the 2011 APG Showcase at Harford Technical High School June 23.

  • Justice shares vision for APG at contracting showcase

    Jun 23, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground’s focus is shifting toward a hub for science and technology, and the Army is searching for business partners to help achieve that goal. The APG Showcase kicked off June 22 as Army leaders, defense contractors, educators and Harford County government officials convened at Harford Technical High School’s Amoss Center.

  • AMC Crosses Historic Goal Line At Redstone

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--June 15, 2011 will be remembered as an “exceptionally special day” in the history of the Army Materiel Command.

  • Army builds, tests future network during NIE exercise

    Jun 21, 2011

    The future of the Army’s tactical network is taking shape this month as more than 3,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, evaluate key technologies that connect units to one another and higher headquarters. As the Army’s largest network field exercise to date, the six-week Network Integration Evaluation will assess these capabilities separately and in tandem as a “system of systems” by gathering Soldier feedback from realistic operational scenarios.

  • ECBC engages local girls in STEM discovery, innovation

    Jun 14, 2011

    Employees from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center supported Project DREAM Work’s Career Discovery Day for Girls June 3 at Harford Community College.

  • Vietnam Moving Wall comes to Town of Natick

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Moving Vietnam Wall was in the Town of Natick from June 9-13. Brig. Gen. John McGuiness, the commanding general of the Natick Soldier Systems Center was the featured speaker for the evening as the town remembered the 11 servicemembers who died in Vietnam.

  • Harford County EOC gets emergency word out

    Jun 10, 2011

    Emergency preparedness and prevention were key talking points for members of the Harford County Emergency Operation Center during a visit by RDECOM staff members June 8.

  • Middle school students compete for national honors in Army’s annual STEM competition

    Jun 9, 2011

    Sixteen middle school teams from across the country travel to Washington, D.C., June 20-24, to vie for national honors in eCYBERMISSION, an Army-sponsored Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition.

  • RDECOM employees gather for town hall

    Jun 3, 2011

    As the U.S. Army seeks efficiencies in the face of budget cuts, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Chief of Staff Col. Kirk Benson said the organization will increase productivity by empowering each worker.

  • Solar Lights Across Picatinny

    Jun 3, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Directorate of Public Works recently installed solar streetlight fixtures on an environmentally sensitive walkway between the north and south water basin. The pathway runs between the Picatinny Chapel and Child Development Center, allowing passage for residents without having to walk along the main roads. Because of concerns with standard streetlight installations, the use of solar power not only solved our environmental concerns, but brings us one step closer to increasing our energy efficiency with renewable energy.

  • Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power

    Jun 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command is the lead in coordinating an experiment using flexible solar cells that could eventually save millions in Army fuel costs.

  • NSSC senior enlisted adviser calls it a career

    Jun 2, 2011

    In August 1988, gas prices averaged $1.01 per gallon, Ronald Reagan was the president, Steve Winwood had the number one song in America with “Roll With It,” and Alfred and Diane Poff said goodbye to their son John as he went off to basic combat training.

  • Wounded Warrior reminds the Arsenal of the kid next door, the war

    Jun 1, 2011

    Former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson delivered a powerful message to hundreds of workers at the Watervliet Arsenal as he talked about his two tours in Iraq and the date of his 'accident.' On Oct. 23, 2005, while driving his HMMWV through the streets of Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device exploded. Anderson's injuries included the loss of both legs and his left hand. Although some people may view Bryan as being disabled, after hearing him speak and seeing him move about today, we can all agree that he is 'enabled.' Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has been supporting our Nation's warfighters for nearly 200 years, a visit by someone of the character as Sgt. Anderson truly redefines the purpose, as well as the urgency of the Arsenal's mission.

  • NCOs lead the way!

    May 31, 2011

    Two RDECOM noncommissioned officers brief Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler on Science & Technology successes and demonstrate recent Soldier initiatives at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, May 27.

  • Natick commander speaks on Memorial Day

    May 31, 2011

    Veterans of American conflicts stretching back to World War II gathered on the Natick Town Common on Memorial Day, May 30, to pay tribute to brothers and sisters in arms who never returned home.

  • Natick commander takes part in Purple Heart ceremony

    May 24, 2011

    Sergeant Deidra Neeley had no intention of making Massachusetts history Aug. 27, 2009. It just worked out that way.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground relights lighthouse after 72 years

    May 23, 2011

    Seventy-two years of darkness was overthrown with the flick of a switch as Aberdeen Proving Ground relit the Pooles Island Lighthouse, the oldest standing lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay at about 9 p.m. today.

  • Blood tests alert Picatinny civilian to life-threatening disease

    May 23, 2011

    The Picatinny Civilian Welfare Council holds an annual blood test program. The results of one of these tests forever changed the life of Raymond Seiz.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground relights lighthouse after 72 years

    May 22, 2011

    Seventy-two years of darkness was overthrown with the flick of a switch as Aberdeen Proving Ground relit the Pooles Island Lighthouse, the oldest standing lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay on 21 May.

  • APG leader focuses on building robust future workforce

    May 20, 2011

    Aberdeen Proving Ground needs a robust strategy to fill the large number of job openings expected in the next five years, a senior installation executive said May 19. Within five years, 45 percent of the APG workforce is eligible for retirement, said Gary Martin, executive deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Task Force delivers S&T efficiencies in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2011

    Task Force Warrior, led by a three-person team that deployed in late January, has evolved into the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology Center (RFAST-C) at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

  • O'Neill focuses on Soldiers during SES ceremony

    May 20, 2011

    Hundreds who gathered May 19 for Patrick J. O'Neill's appointment to Senior Executive Service received a single sheet of paper. The paper had a photo of a U.S. Army Soldier in combat with the title "Why AMSAA Exists."

  • RFEC-Atlantic expo coordinator receives U.S. Ambassador's award

    May 19, 2011

    A member of RDECOM's Forward Element Command, Atlantic, International Technology Center, was honored by the U.S. ambassador to France May 6

  • APG remembers vibrant history, looks toward bright future

    May 19, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Cheers of "Hooah" reverberated on the APG Museum grounds as Maj. Gen. Nick Justice led students in the U.S. Army battle cry. About 400 Harford County students, along with Servicemembers, veterans, military families and elected officials, gathered May 18 for Armed Forces Week.

  • To edge of space, back: West Point balloon satellite a success

    May 19, 2011

    A group of cadets and officers traveled to Sam's Point Preserve, N.Y., May 13, 2011, to conduct their final launch of the semester for the West Point Balloon Satellite.

  • Soldiers flip over realistic training vehicle

    May 18, 2011

    AMRDEC Software Engineering Directorate's Army Game Studio designed and built a Transportable Reconfigurable Integrated Crew Trainer to provide egress training for individuals and crews.

  • ECBC wins Governor's Service Award for support to community

    May 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Chemical Biological Center was presented the Governor's Service Award May 12 in recognition of the center's dedicated support to local schools and educators to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Special Forces vet reflects on 63-year Army career

    May 17, 2011

    Arif R. Zaky will retire at a May 24 luncheon at the APG-North recreation center. By his accounting, he will have completed 63 years, 5 months and 13 days of federal service. He is 80 years and 8 months old.

  • Recruiting officer urges APG, RDECOM to share Army's high-tech message

    May 16, 2011

    Sharing the Army's high-tech story with the American public will help build a stronger military, a senior recruiting officer said May 13, 2011, during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground's research facilities.

  • Honoring the past while planning for tomorrow

    May 13, 2011

    The ordnance Soldier creed states, "I will utilize every available talent and means to ensure that superior mobility, fire power, and communications are advantages enjoyed by the United States Army over its enemies." These words were the foundation for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' celebration of 199 years of excellence, professionalism and ordnance during their 2011 Ordnance Week, held here May 2 - 5.

  • International Micro Air Vehicle competition fills North Alabama sky

    May 13, 2011

    The annual IMAV conference and flight competition serves as a platform to exchange information on state-of-the-art micro air vehicles. The event is focused on development of autonomous controls for very small unmanned aircraft. Control of the air vehicle may be remote, operator control through on board video, or autonomous. The aircraft must weight less than 5 kilograms and measure no greater than 1 meter in any direction.

  • Communicating on a moment's notice

    May 13, 2011

  • Social Media Platforms Provide Support During Crisis

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Lisa Oliver, administrative support specialist in the AMCOM/Garrison Public and Congressional Affairs Office, was without electrical power in the aftermath of the April 27 storms that ravaged the Tennessee Valley, she knew there was one form of communication she could count on.

  • Storm hits close to home for emergency responders

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For the firefighters, law enforcement and others that make up the Directorate of Emergency Services, there was no second thought about returning to work in the days following the April 27 storms - it was simply the call to duty.

  • Americans honor Warfighter sacrifices in May

    May 12, 2011

    Americans will celebrate Military Appreciation Month in May. In these challenging times, those of us in uniform along with our outstanding civilian employees will stand tall and be proud knowing America appreciates our service and contribution.

  • Brig. Gen. McGuiness assumes command at Natick

    May 11, 2011

    Brigadier General John J. McGuiness assumed command of Natick Soldier Systems Center in a ceremony held May 10 at Hunter Auditorium. McGuiness also became U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command deputy commanding general.

  • Tactical UAV design earns cadet team multiple awards

    May 11, 2011

    A team of West Point cadets developed a low-cost, lightweight, fully autonomous unmanned aerial system which garnered three awards in recent weeks.

  • Two AMSAA members win writing award

    May 11, 2011

    Two members of the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity were named winners of the 2010 R.A. Evans and P.K. McElroy Best Paper Award.

  • Surviving the Storm

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A series of catastrophic storms ripped through northern Alabama Wed. April 27, 2011, killing more than 200 people around the state. Sue Tillery, congressional liaison for the U.S. Army Materiel Command, survived the storm unharmed with her sister, Mary, and her three dogs: Cody, Cricket and Skeeter.

  • Army Health Center Stays Open For Storm Victims

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Col. Celethia Abner-Wise didn't have power - but she had her family and she had her home, and that was enough to bring her to work in the days that followed the April 27 tornado outbreak in the Tennessee Valley.

  • Redstone Retail Responds With Storm Relief

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When the Tennessee Valley went dark April 27, not a single generator was for sale at the Post Exchange. By the end of the day May 1, 543 had made their way from Redstone Arsenal into the surrounding community.

  • Three ACC employees selected to attend senior fellowship program

    May 11, 2011

    Three members of the U.S. Army Contracting Command have been selected to attend the Senior Service College Fellowship Program designed to develop future defense acquisition leaders. Peggy Maxwell, Debra Abbruzzese and Undra Robinson were selected to attend by a Department of the Army centralized selection board for the Defense Acquisition University program

  • Power Outage Sheds Light On Energy Consumption

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone's electrical power had been restored by the time energy manager Mark Smith greeted a visitor in his darkened office last week.

  • Redstone Restored To Full Power

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Reopening Redstone Arsenal has been a team effort. With the majority of electrical power shut down for a week due to the destruction caused by a series of storms and tornadoes that passed through the area on April 27, the Arsenal was only open to basic services and closed to the work force for just over a week. During that time, the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, Directorate of Logistics, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security and Directorate of Emergency Services along with the Aviation and Missile Command/Garrison Public Affairs Office worked countless hours based at the Installation Operation Center/Emergency Operation Center to bring the Arsenal back up to full operating power, provide safety and security during the power outage, and inform employees about their work status.

  • Wyche promoted to Maj. Gen.

    May 11, 2011

    Wyche promoted to Maj. Gen.

  • Families find shelter from storm at Redstone

    May 11, 2011

    The tornadoes April 27, 2011, that brought destruction to Alabama have left several Redstone Arsenal families with damaged or destroyed homes. More than 30 families have come to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., where long-term temporary housing is being provided through the efforts of Garrison Housing and Redstone Communities.

  • Lt. Gen. Pillsbury retires

    May 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command retired after 38 years of service to the Army in a formal ceremony here, May 6.

  • Missile Systems Aim To Support War Fighter

    May 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In an era when Army programs are focused on making better weapon systems, it is the Soldier in the loop that makes the most significant contribution to a system's success, said one of the Army's top training officers.

  • Weather Wreaks Havoc In Region

    May 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone Arsenal's military, employee and retiree base reaches throughout North Alabama and South Tennessee. And so does its concern when those Arsenal community members along with their families and neighborhoods are threatened by devastating disasters.

  • BEAMS system improves weapon-pointing accuracy

    May 9, 2011

  • Local Schools Weave Tapestry Of Arts For Students

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They could be the next William Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or Fred Astaire.

  • DemonEye- Equipping the Strategic Corporal for COIN

    May 6, 2011

    DemonEye- a low cost micro Laser Range Finder with GPS provides 10 digit grids at the push of a button. The design and software are 100% Army owned. Fits in a SAW gunners pouch. Uses an integrated laser rangefinder, GPS, optic, digital compass, microcontroller and software that is optimized for compact size and low cost of manufacture.

  • Picatinny pyrotechnic scientists strive to make green glow 'greener'

    May 6, 2011

    Three Picatinny pyrotechnic researchers seeking a more environmentally friendly formula for the M125A1 hand flare published a research paper on a discovery for the use of an inert ceramic compound to produce green light for military pyrotechnics. The Journal "Nature" published an article which proposes that the technology may find use in theme parks and commercial fireworks displays.

  • Aviation Winners Bring Honor To Redstone

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Exploring ways to improve Army aviation in low-level airspace has kept James Kelton in a job at Redstone Arsenal that he very much enjoys.

  • Apache Stealth Breeds Fear In The Enemy

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Among the large-scale exhibits, the government employees providing information on innovative programs and the company executives showcasing aviation capabilities, time and time again it was the voice of the Soldier that stood out at the Army Aviation Association of America annual Professional Forum and Exposition.

  • Kiowa Team Gets 'Danger Close' To Save Lives

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In words that rang with deep emotion, Col. Mike Morgan admitted he doesn't talk much about the actions behind the Silver Star that Defense Secretary Robert Gates clipped on his desert camouflage uniform in Afghanistan a year ago in March.

  • Aviation Unit Gets Gift Of Kiowa For Mission

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Lt. Col. Mike Demirjian is excited about the "gift" he will be taking home following the Army Aviation Association of America's Annual Professional Forum and Exposition.

  • Aviation Force Flies Into Future

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Despite challenges of an aging aviation fleet and the demands of two wars, aviation programs will remain a key component of the Army's focus to win on the battlefield, said one of the Army's leading generals.

  • Volunteers Build Independence For Disabled Veterans

    May 6, 2011

    It will literally be the key to a new way of life. Cpl. Jeffery Williams was on his first deployment to Iraq in 2004 when the Humvee he was riding in was involved in an IED ambush, killing two of his fellow Soldiers and paralyzing him from the chest down. Seven years after the attack that destined him to live the rest of his life in a wheelchair, Williams is about to reclaim his independence.

  • Thankful for his time in Natick, Greene prepares to move on

    May 5, 2011

    "We've accomplished a lot, but there is still a lot of work to do," said Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, the Senior Commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center. The general was reflecting on his time in command of the center. He will relinquish command to Brig. Gen. John McGuiness on May 10 after serving as the NSSC Commanding General and Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • New Jersey chiropractors help Soldiers through partnership

    May 5, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. Jonathan Maddux, along with about a dozen military dignitaries with ties to the state of New Jersey signed the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors' community covenant pledging their support for military servicemembers and their families.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    May 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command has selected 24 individuals and six teams as recipients of this year's Army Contracting Command annual contracting awards. Jeffrey P. Parsons, ACC executive director, will present the awards at a formal ceremony May 17, in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury

    May 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - May 4, 2011 - A retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General, is scheduled for May 6 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Bob Jones Auditorium, Sparkman Complex on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Army seeks nominations for Soldier Greatest Invention awards

    May 4, 2011

    Since 2003, Army Materiel Command has conducted the Army Greatest Inventions program to encourage and reward those fighting the war from research labs throughout the Army by developing the best technology solutions for the Soldier.

  • West Point's Projects Day showcases ingenuity, innovation

    May 4, 2011

    Sometimes simplicity lends itself to ingenious solutions. That was the case when Class of 2012 Cadet Gerrit Van Ommering designed a better defensive barrier. Working with Class of 2012 Cadets Justin Weeks, Josh Peterson and John Paulson, the team used a current model HESCO sand-filled barrier and modified it to reduce the need for heavy equipment and extensive construction time. The design was showcased April 28 at Projects Day, which featured more than 300 capstone projects, senior theses and research activities from West Point cadets and invited colleges and academies.

  • APG business community rallies to 'Support Our Heroes' at June military ball

    May 3, 2011

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground community is continuing a Fort Monmouth tradition by hosting the "Support Our Heroes" Military Ball Saturday, June 25, with all donations going to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • Program Director Counter-Rockets, Artillery and Mortar transitions to new home

    May 3, 2011

    In order to facilitate the migration of the Air and Missile Defense community to a single, common Command and Control (C2) user interface, the Army Acquisition Executive directed Program Director Counter-Rockets, Artillery and Mortar (PD C-RAM) to transition from Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) to PEO Missiles and Space. The transfer was officially complete on April 10; however, some actions will hold over through the rest of the fiscal year. Although PD C-RAM has been reassigned to another office, the capabilities fostered under the leadership of PEO C3T will continue to protect and support the Warfighter well into the future.

  • Diverse radio fleet, dedicated field support enhance Soldier communications

    May 3, 2011

    When the Army sends sophisticated equipment to the battlefield on an accelerated schedule to meet urgent operational needs, troops and their trainers often improvise with solutions like "Tiger U."

  • Army accelerates app innovation, delivery

    May 2, 2011

    The Army is now developing another "Apps for the Army" challenge, which will be the next increment of the Army Marketplace.

  • Top Army civilians meet to discuss civilian role in Profession of Arms Campaign

    May 2, 2011

    More than 30 of the most senior career Army Civilians met April 15, 2011, at Fort Belvoir, Va., to discuss the Army Civilian Corps' role in the ongoing Army Profession of Arms campaign.