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  • Williams Family Keeps Military Tradition

    Apr 8, 2011

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

  • Conference looks to future of Army training

    Apr 8, 2011

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

  • Fort Monmouth continues support of NJ students through science symposium

    Apr 4, 2011

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

  • RDECOM program wins SecArmy award

    Apr 1, 2011

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

  • Three AMC teams recognized

    Apr 1, 2011

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

  • RDECOM selects top NCO, Soldier

    Apr 1, 2011

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

  • Electronic Warfare newest 'hot' Army job

    Apr 1, 2011

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

  • Cancer Survivors Make Connection Online

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Planning Under Way For Old Ordnance Cleanup

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Post Exchange Employees Deploy To Serve

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • AMC: the Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Parades Open April's Month Of Military Child

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Local Students Draw Experience From Art

    Mar 30, 2011

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

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

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • AMC town hall and award ceremony

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • APG leadership briefs Congressional staffers

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Balance Brings Award For AMCOM Deputy

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Thanking A Few Good Enterprising Employees

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Employees Make Difference For AMC

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Former MP active in fund-raising athletics as civilian

    Mar 30, 2011

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

  • Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

    Mar 30, 2011

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

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

    Mar 29, 2011

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

  • Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Mar 29, 2011

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

  • AMC designated Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Mar 29, 2011

    AMC Press Release

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

    Mar 28, 2011

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

  • New campus built on tradition of excellence

    Mar 28, 2011

  • Study to help with design of future equipment

    Mar 25, 2011

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

  • Aspiring scientists explore their futures at career fair

    Mar 25, 2011

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

  • Arsenal changes product line to shape mettle versus steel

    Mar 24, 2011

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

  • APG leader encourages students to pursue careers in science

    Mar 24, 2011

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

  • Unmanned Aircraft Soar Into Future Roles

    Mar 24, 2011

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

  • Members of historic organization visit Natick

    Mar 24, 2011

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

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

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

  • APG Leadership Cohort kicks off third year

    Mar 23, 2011

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

  • Science, technology NCOs focus on professional development

    Mar 23, 2011

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

  • CERDEC hosts the French at its new facilities at APG

    Mar 23, 2011

  • Students explore, wear Army technology

    Mar 21, 2011

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

  • Picatinny Fellowship Night

    Mar 21, 2011

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

  • APG engineer brought up through Army STEM programs gives back

    Mar 18, 2011

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

  • Army, Morgan State leaders: Education will empower future

    Mar 18, 2011

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

  • Soldier Power

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • US-Israeli collaboration enhances communications and electronic capabilities

    Mar 16, 2011

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

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

    Mar 16, 2011

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

  • Army unburdens Soldiers through battery innovations

    Mar 15, 2011

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

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

    Mar 15, 2011

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

  • Picatinny advances EOD training with video game technology

    Mar 15, 2011

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

  • ASC Soldiers take aim

    Mar 14, 2011

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

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

    Mar 14, 2011

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

  • TARDEC's Hitchcock promoted to SES

    Mar 14, 2011

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

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

    Mar 14, 2011

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

  • Servicemembers swap weapons for a day

    Mar 13, 2011

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

  • Redstone Pilots New Family Service Model

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, ala. -- Redstone Arsenal is among 22 Army installations that have been chosen as a pilot site for enhanced delivery of services provided by Army Community Service that will make it easier and faster for Soldiers and their family members to get the help they are seeking.

  • School Lessons In Building Partnerships

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone solidified some educational partnerships March 1.

  • Big Thank You Goes To Deployed Work Force

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Recognizing employee performance is a "big deal" to the Aviation and Missile Command's Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers.

  • BRAC will increase local educational needs, APG leaders say

    Mar 11, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Base Realignment and Closure will significantly increase the need for higher-education programs near APG, Army and Maryland state officials said here March 8. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior commander, encouraged the development of an infrastructure in Harford County to accommodate the needs of scientists and engineers coming to the area. "Maryland has an incredible opportunity," Justice said. "Government, industry and academic collaboration is incredibly valuable as a catalyst for innovation."

  • ACC Hosts First Industry Executive Council Meeting

    Mar 11, 2011

    Senior Army Contracting Command leaders and a group of industry representatives came together on Feb. 24 at ACC headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Va., for the first meeting of the ACC Industry Executive Council. The council is a forum to exchange information, identify common issues, build partnerships and develop solutions to move ACC even further in its quest to improve Army contracting.

  • APG commander recognizes women's achievements

    Mar 11, 2011

    APG employees gathered at the Edgewood Conference Center March 9 to recognize women's significant contributions to the Army. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior commander, talked to about 100 women about combining their talents to improve the community. March is National Women's History Month.

  • AMC conducts DADT repeal training

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the U.S. Army Materiel Command's commanding general, will personally conduct training on the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy reform for commanders at all of AMC's major subordinate commands, March 11.

  • Waiting to Fly

    Mar 10, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Security Force Advisory Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, wait at Pope Army Airfield for their flight to the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., Mar. 8.

  • Can you hear me now' VCSA attends Army communications demonstration

    Mar 10, 2011

    A technology demonstration integrating the flexibility and storage capabilities of an Android hand-held and the robust communications of the rifleman radio caught the attention of the Army vice chief of staff during his visit to Fort Bragg, March 3.

  • APG leaders honor women, WWII civilians at wreath-laying ceremony

    Mar 9, 2011

    Leadership from Aberdeen Proving Ground led a wreath-laying ceremony at the Edgewood area today to honor the local civilians who died during World War II and to recognize women's contributions as part of National Women's History Month.

  • AMC participates in Read across America

    Mar 9, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command Equal Employment Opportunity office participated in and supported the Read Across America program at a local elementary school here, March 2.

  • Smartphones combine with tactical radios to boost ground troops

    Mar 9, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division communicated via voice, data and images as they swarmed a mock village to capture a high value target. Information traveled rapidly up and down the chain of command through a cutting-edge combination of smartphones plugged into tactical radios.

  • RDECOM set to transition deputy commanding generals

    Mar 9, 2011

    The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army announced new general officer assignments March 9.

  • Project Manager, Night/Vision, Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition Wins DoD Top 5 S

    Mar 7, 2011

    Article highlitgths the efforts concerning a Lean Six Sigma project which neetted the Project Manager for NV/RSTA a Top 5 Department of Defense Systems Engineering Program Award.

  • AMRDEC integrates college students through cooperative education programs

    Mar 7, 2011

    Army Education Outreach efforts encourage students to become engineers and scientists, motivate young people to be ready for the future, and help to build the bench at AMRDEC. Achieving these goals is the aim of local, regional and national Collegiate Cooperative Education programs.

  • Night vision sensor delivered on target

    Mar 4, 2011

    The 1,000th Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor was delivered to the Army and recognized in a celebration Feb. 16, at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control production facility in Orlando, Fla.

  • Army pursues better buying power

    Mar 4, 2011

    The Army's better buying power - the ability to acquire better weapons systems and capabilities at lower prices - starts with the acquisition professionals who sign defense contracts.

  • Army Buyers Work For Success On Battlefield

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's acquisition corps may not be on the front lines. But its professionals are fighting every day to ensure Soldiers have the right equipment to accomplish the mission. And, with two wars going on at the same time, that mission has been demanding.

  • Shadow defies gravity with success

    Mar 4, 2011

    An unmanned aircraft system in the Army's fleet today is defying gravity, soaring ever higher in performance and zooming down on cost.

  • Kentucky NG Aviators fly record 36 times in BHIVE simulator

    Mar 4, 2011

    Kentucky National Guard Aviators tested four technologies for the Air Warrior Product Office during a record 36 mission runs in AMRDEC's Battlefield Highly Immersive Virtual Environment Laboratory.

  • General Dunwoody visits Natick

    Mar 4, 2011

    NATICK, Mass. - The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Material Command, Gen. Ann Dunwoody, visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center on March 3 and saw many of the items that are developed at NSSC to assist and protect the Soldier on the battlefield.

  • Watervliet Arsenal graduates will prove that America still makes things

    Mar 3, 2011

    After four years of schooling and 8,000 hours of hands-on training, the Arsenal graduated 11 members of the Arsenal Apprenticeship Program in a recent ceremony conducted here. Since 1905, some of the finest machinists in the country have been homegrown from this program that is supported by the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

  • Arsenal welders bring new heat to old product line

    Mar 3, 2011

    Are Arsenal welders working on a new product line' Well, kind of. The Arsenal recently received a $750,000 order from the Army to fabricate support legs for the 120mm mortar system...a mission the Arsenal had until the early 1990s.

  • Research continues to advance helicopter maintenance

    Mar 3, 2011

    A deadly civilian helicopter crash in the North Sea on Nov. 6, 1986, led the British Civil Aviation Authority to invest more into vibration health monitoring systems used to detect maintenance issues and prevent accidents. Twenty-five years later, improvements on installed systems are still being developed to provide flight and maintenance crew's earlier detection and lower false alarms.

  • Finnish Chief of Defence visits ARL's Simulation and Training Technology Center

    Mar 2, 2011

    The Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center, an organization of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, hosted Lt. Gen. Markku Koli, Chief of Defence Command, Finnish Defence Forces. Gen. Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, invited his counterpart to visit various installations with a goal of further garnering the relationship between the U.S. and Finland.

  • Picatinny kicks off 2011 Army Emergency Relief campaign with Chili Cook-Off

    Mar 2, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny officials kicked off the installation's 2011 Army Emergency Relief Campaign with a Chili Cook-off here March 1.

  • Teachers come to Natick for training

    Mar 2, 2011

    Not every teacher heads to the beaches or ski slopes during school vacations. Some prefer to spend that time huddled around tables in U.S. Army laboratories learning more about such subjects as nanotechnology and food packaging.

  • Regional Support welcomes new deputy commander in Afghanistan

    Mar 2, 2011

    A newly promoted general is now leading the Regional Support Commands of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan that is headquartered at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan. Brig. Gen. Guy T. Cosentino assumed the position as deputy commander of Regional Support on March 2 from Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness following a Commander's Update Brief.

  • AMRDEC's PIF installs weapon solution package

    Mar 1, 2011

    AMRDEC's Prototype Integration Facility received ecstatic and positive feedback from Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) as they toured their newly modified helicopters. The PIF had installed new hardware and modifications as part of the MH-47G Weapon Auxiliary Solution Package project.

  • Picatinny cobalt alloys show promise for sustained firepower

    Mar 1, 2011

    In the middle of a firefight with bad guys the last thing a machine gunner wants to do is stop fighting to change barrels because of overheating. Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., are working with cobalt alloys to solve the problem.

  • Mother of fallen Soldier: 'I Want To Let People Know About Him'

    Feb 28, 2011

    There are times when Julie Nethery can't face the truth. There are times when this mom of three has convinced herself that her youngest son is still coming home from his deployment.

  • Twenty-three days...a point in time

    Feb 28, 2011

    Aerial bombing of Iraq began on Jan. 17, 1991, but after thousands of tons of ordnance had been dropped, there was one target that was still relatively untouched - Iraqi Command & Control bunkers. The Watervliet Arsenal in a matter of 23 days, helped to change the course of war with Iraq.

  • Environmental lab now serves air simulation needs

    Feb 28, 2011

    The Battlefield Highly Immersive Virtual Environment Laboratory in Redstone Arsenal's building 5400 is steep in history and again buzzing with activity.

  • Black History Month a time for perspective

    Feb 28, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Tina Hawkins spent the better part of nine years serving as an enlisted Soldier in the Army, ultimately making the decision to trade in her sergeant stripes to be a human resource assistant at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

  • APG honors Maryland National Guard unit as it deploys

    Feb 26, 2011

    Hundreds gathered inside the Maj. Gen. Warren D. Hodges Armory Feb. 26 to exchange handshakes, hugs, kisses and goodbyes as 77 Maryland National Guard Soldiers, flanked by family and friends, prepared for deployment.

  • Morris County business leaders hone shooting skills at Picatinny Arsenal

    Feb 25, 2011

    A group of 30 members of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce "Leadership Morris" program got a taste of military history, research, development and weapons during a visit to Picatinny Arsenal Feb. 24. In addition to receiving briefings on the workings of the arsenal, the team got an inside look at Picatinny's Toys for Tots program, toured the largest prototype manufacturing facility on the 6,500-acre installation (the Prototype Integration Facility) and got a chance to sharpen their shooting skills at the Marine Corps weapons simulation range.

  • RDECOM advances outreach, education effort at AUSA symposium

    Feb 25, 2011

    RDECOM displayed some of its latest technology at the AUSA Winter Symposium Feb. 22-25 as part of the Army Materiel Command's exhibit to share what it has developed for Soldiers and to gain feedback from members of the defense community.

  • AMC senior leaders tour new home

    Feb 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command's leadership took a survey of its nearly completed headquarters here, Feb 23.

  • Picatinny exceeds Army's energy reduction goal 5 years ahead of schedule

    Feb 24, 2011

    The energy management team at Picatinny Arsenal recently surpassed the Army-wide goal to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent five years ahead of schedule. The Army's time table for all installations to achieve this goal is slated for fiscal year 2015. Picatinny met the goal at the close of fiscal year 2010.

  • U.S. Army partners with UK defense group

    Feb 24, 2011

    LONDON -- U.S. Army and British defense officials partnered Feb. 17 to strengthen research and development ties. Representatives from the UK Trade and Investment Defense and Security Organization and the U.S. Army International Technology Center - Atlantic discussed ways to bring their scientists together.

  • RDECOM commander highlights partnerships at AUSA winter meeting

    Feb 24, 2011

    Research and technology partnerships was the topic of discussion for a panel that included Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, at a gathering of hundreds of members of the Army's science and technology community Feb. 23. The panel was part of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Army Observes Presidents Day at Mount Vernon

    Feb 24, 2011

    "It's a privilege for the Military District of Washington and The Old Guard to be here today."

  • Take a look inside RFEC-Atlantic

    Feb 22, 2011

    LONDON - The RDECOM Forward Element - Atlantic serves as a resource for emerging global technology and cutting-edge research in Europe, parts of Asia, and Africa.

  • RDECOM honors employees as leadership address BEYA

    Feb 19, 2011

    Several U.S. Army RDECOM employees were recognized for their contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the 2011 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference in Washington Feb. 17-19.

  • New helicopter on Army horizon

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While most of the focus in today's Army is on the war fighter and how best to support current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a leader in military aviation is calling for some of that focus to shift to the equipment needs of the future.

  • Team Redstone comes together to celebrate Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2011

    Team Redstone came together Wednesday to celebrate Black History Month and learn about the past as well as look to the future.

  • APG leadership cohort aims for community cohesion

    Feb 18, 2011

    Twenty-nine managers representing 14 APG organizations committed a year ago to participate in a unique professional development program. The Office of Personnel Management, with the help of leadership development experts and APG senior executive service members, designed the program.

  • Army reaches eCYBERMISSION milestone

    Feb 18, 2011

    U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION reached its 2011 goal when the 1,000th volunteer virtual judge signed up during the final stop of its road show Feb. 9.

  • Senior Pentagon official visits APG to discuss efficiencies

    Feb 17, 2011

    A senior Department of Defense official said he is focused on providing greater efficiencies as the military faces budget constraints. "Delivering better value every year to the taxpayer and Warfighter is what it's all about," said Dr. Ashton Carter, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.