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  • 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

    The College Bowl combines the spirit, energy and excitement of a football game with tight, pressure-packed deadlines. Read more...

  • 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.

  • Army seeks robotic breakthroughs with education

    Aug 2, 2011

    Forty teams from around the world converged June 3-6, 2011, on Oakland University's campus in Rochester, Mich., for the 19th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

  • STEM Summit focuses on enriching Cecil, Harford schools

    Aug 2, 2011

    Regional academia, industry and government officials met at Harford Community College July 28 to find ways to lend their support to enriching science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Harford and Cecil County schools.

  • Ordnance Reef technology demonstration reaches halfway point

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef technology demonstration is midway through the technical display of abilities to recover and destroy underwater military munitions, near the Waianae, Hawaii, coast.

  • 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.