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  • CERDEC Small Business Coordinator recognized for achievements

    Nov 23, 2010

    An employee from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, was recognized for exceptional performance in working with small businesses, during a ceremony at the Army Materiel Command Small Business Conference in Mclean, Va. Nov. 18.

  • ARL hosts Soldiers to get feedback from theater

    Nov 23, 2010

    Fifteen I Corps Soldiers gave engineers and scientists at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center some "boots on the ground" feedback

  • Samson joins the Expeditionary Contracting Command family

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command recently welcomed Bryan Samson as its new senior executive service deputy to the commander. In his new position, Samson is responsible for leading the command's staff activities and managing the acquisition program in support of Army and other federal organizations at installations outside the continental United States and expeditionary contracting for Army service component commands and the joint warfighter during military operations.

  • Strengthening ties between Army capabilities, engineering

    Nov 23, 2010

    Lieutenant General Michael A. Vane, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), toured facilities at Picatinny Arsenal Nov. 18.

  • Picatinny invention gives Soldiers 80 degrees of firepower

    Nov 23, 2010

    An invention developed by Team Picatinny was recently named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009. The Objective Weapon Elevation Kit, or OWEK, allows Soldiers to engage super-elevated targets, at up to 80 degrees, while remaining in a protective posture.

  • Picatinny team members honored for outstanding contributions

    Nov 23, 2010

    Two members of the Picatinny community recently earned state-wide recognition from the Federal Executive Board of Metropolitan Northern New Jersey. During the annual awards ceremony at the Brownstone Inn in Paterson, Oct. 6, the group recognized Clifford Holmes as the FEB Distinguished Public Service Award winner and Clinton Williams was recognized as the Distinguished Federal Manager of the Year.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 23, 2010

    This week Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate a distinctly American holiday: Thanksgiving. It is the time of year to remember how far we've come and to give thanks for our blessings.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Partnerships

    Nov 23, 2010

    Partnerships are critical to getting things done. To get somewhere, you usually follow a road or a path. What are some of the tools you might use to ensure you're going the right way? You're going to need a map. You'll want to be alert and focused. And, you will find it easier to get there if you have a partner.

  • Team Michigan wins worldwide robotics competition

    Nov 22, 2010

    BRISBANE, Australia -- With a squad of 14 robots that worked together autonomously in a complicated mapping exercise, the University of Michigan's "Team Michigan" has won the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC 2010) in Australia.

  • 402nd AFSB civilian key player in historic event

    Nov 20, 2010

  • Tour-stop at Picatinny aims for closer collaboration between Soldiers, engineers

    Nov 19, 2010

    Fifteen Soldiers toured Picatinny Arsenal Nov. 16 as part of a two-week, 11-lab tour of Army research facilities designed to connect Soldiers with the scientists and engineers who design the gear they take into combat.

  • Senator Brown visits Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Nov 19, 2010

    United States Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts received a series of briefings and joined military and civilian employees in a Thanksgiving luncheon Nov. 19 at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Two Army labs agree to combine brainpower

    Nov 19, 2010

    Two Army labs agreed at a ceremony here Nov. 9 to channel brainpower from both organizations into a joint initiative to benefit warfighters.

  • Summit connects information technology leaders to solutions ahead

    Nov 19, 2010

    The general in charge of operating and defending Army networks in the Western Hemisphere challenged a gathering of more than 100 Army IT professionals from across the nation to help shape the its enterprise network efforts during a leadership summit here November 15-18.

  • Picatinny obtains sophisticated vehicle to counter a variety of threats

    Nov 19, 2010

    The Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department has obtained a sophisticated, highly specialized vehicle designed to provide command and control during incidents involving hazardous materials as well as other potentially lethal threats. The vehicle, which is 57-feet with a 42-inch extended cab, is also designed to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) incidents.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Deputy Lands Top Honor

    Nov 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Unmanned Aircraft Systems deputy project manager Tim Owings has joined an elite group.

  • Depot Delivers 400th Honeywell T-55 Engine

    Nov 19, 2010

  • M320 Grenade Launcher wins excellent Soldier feedback

    Nov 19, 2010

    Named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009, this new grenade launcher gives Soldiers more durability, reliability and efficiency on the battlefield.

  • Local veterans replace flags for Veterans Day

    Nov 19, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - In honor of the Veterans Day holiday, the American Legion Post 344 of Rockaway Township properly disposed of and replaced tattered flags on Nov. 5 at the foot of each of the 135 memorial trees located here.

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • Soldiers share combat perspective with Army scientists

    Nov 16, 2010

    Fifteen I Corps Soldiers fresh from combat tours in Afghanistan collaborated with Army scientists during a two-week tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities Nov. 8-19.

  • German Rocket Site Launches U.S. Space Program

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Peenemunde was a practice test. It was a practice test for the real thing - Redstone Arsenal. Today, more than 60 years after Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team left the isolated and guarded 50,000-acre military post in northeastern Germany, most of the evidence of Peenemunde - its laboratories, test stands, factories, living quarters, roads and infrastructure -- is gone.

  • Aviation Support Gets Lift With Shop

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Standing over in a corner during the fanfare surrounding the recent opening of a new repair facility and machine shop on Redstone Arsenal, four machinists quietly talked about a product that has made a dramatic difference for the Army's war fighters.

  • JROTC Day Hits All The Right Buttons At Airfield

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Where's the button'" Sitting at the driver's console inside a HIMARS vehicle, all cadet Arienna McElroy could see around her were buttons. And she wanted to know which button would start the engine. But Staff Sgt. Ashly Bolton wasn't saying.

  • Memories Of Fallen Soldier Live On

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Veterans memorials symbolize a lot of what America's military stands for - duty, service, respect, honor, patriotism, strength, sacrifice and much more. To the families of those memorialized, that symbolism goes right to the heart of their very lives.

  • Natick Soldiers recognized at BoSox Club luncheon

    Nov 15, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - A group accustomed to applauding men in uniform did that again when it invited three Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center to lunch just before Veterans Day.

  • Safer explosive tested & qualified at Picatinny named a TIME Best Invention of 2010

    Nov 15, 2010

    A safer, more stable explosive that was tested and qualified by engineers at Picatinny Arsenal as a replacement for TNT in Army projectiles was recently named by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2010.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Products

    Nov 15, 2010

    During the past four weeks we have talked about defining a better way to do things. Everything that works well is the result of a good plan. The more time you spend thinking about what you're going to accomplish, the better things are going to turn out.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chinook Operations

    Nov 13, 2010

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by Capt. David Jenkins and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andrew Lau pick up accumulated slings left from previous sling-load resupply missions delivered to Task Force Knight, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Soldiers on a mountainside along the Operational Coordination Center District in the Arghandab River Valley of southern Afghanistan Nov. 8, 2010. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Army recognizes the Top 10 Greatest Inventions of 2009

    Nov 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army's Top 10 Greatest Inventions award winners will be formally recognized in a ceremony Nov. 29 during the 27th Army Science Conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • Arsenal joins New York's Capital District in Honoring Veterans

    Nov 12, 2010

    Veterans Day

  • Veterans Day observed at Natick

    Nov 12, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - Older and grayer now, they had come wearing hats and lapel pins with various reminders of their past sacrifices - "Marine Corps League," "Airborne," "VFW" and others.

  • Going green at Natick

    Nov 12, 2010

    It's really not that difficult to be green. If you doubt that, have a seat at the picnic table behind Building 45 at U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center and talk with Richard Valcourt.

  • LEMC Employee Shows Competitive Edge

    Nov 10, 2010

    There are lots of ways Army civilians working at ammunition depots can blow off steam after a long shift of handling explosives. Perhaps one of the more unique ways comes from Letterkenny Munitions Center's Anthony Snook who competes in arm wrestling competitions across the country.

  • Harford Community College honors local military contributions

    Nov 9, 2010

    America must never forget its veterans' contributions to the nation's security, speakers told about 75 students, faculty, residents and service members Nov. 8 at Harford Community College's first Military Appreciation Day.

  • Army Ten-Miler race means captured dreams for Picatinny Arsenal civilian

    Nov 8, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Team Picatinny sent 16 representatives, both military and civilian, to compete in the 26th annual Army Ten-Miler Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.

  • New pivoting coupling brings continuous firepower, cost savings

    Nov 5, 2010

    Judging by its size alone, 40mm pivoting coupling may not seem significant. The thumbnail-sized link and accompanying metal ring can literally fit in the palm of your hand. But when placed in the hands of the warfighter, this small, skillfully-engineered hardware brings a tremendous amount of lethality in the form of continuous grenade fire.

  • AMC headquarters completes staff redesign

    Nov 4, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The redesign of two Army Materiel Command headquarters staff sections reached full operational capability Oct. 1.

  • Researchers begin Army-wide anthropometric survey

    Nov 4, 2010

    An Army-wide Anthropometric Survey, called ANSUR II, which will update the Army's anthropometric database used for a wide range of human engineering-related applications is now being conducted by staff from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Processes

    Nov 4, 2010

    There is excitement in the air at Aberdeen Proving Ground. You can feel it when you drive past a construction site. Buildings are going up at an unprecedented pace, roads are being finished, new units are reporting for duty. We are in the midst of an awakening and it feels good to be a part of it.

  • Being immunized fosters a healthy workforce

    Nov 3, 2010

    For members of the Army Family - Soldiers, civilians and Family members - protection against seasonal influenza is a simple immunization - inhaling a mist or getting a flu shot.

  • Remarks - Under Secretary of the Army - Army Civilian Luncheon - AUSA Convention

    Nov 2, 2010

    Now I want to begin by quoting from the Secretary of the Army, and it's a speech I'm sure all of you heard on Monday. I think he gave a great speech, focusing a lot on the Generating Force. And he said, "Over the course of the past nine years, the operational Army - the pointy end of the spear - has changed dramatically. The need for that change has been driven by a fundamental imperative: daily contact with a decentralized, adaptive, creative and deadly enemy. But the institutional Army - the generating force - which prepares, trains, educates and supports our forces for current and future fights, looks much the same, structurally, as it did since the early to mid-70s."

  • Army leader impressed with what she saw at Natick

    Nov 2, 2010

    On her visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment, Katherine Hammack learned about what is done here to protect the Soldier and also what NSSC is working on to keep the installation relevant in the future.

  • Army researchers develop futuristic helmet

    Nov 2, 2010

    Imagine a future when a Soldier's helmet is an integrated communications center with a heads-up computer display, night vision, thermal sensors and enhanced hearing. That future is nearer than many think.

  • Speed dating...Watervliet Arsenal style

    Nov 1, 2010

    In the midst of a $130 million budget, the arsenal contracting office found itself caught between bureaucracy and speed dating in the awarding of more than $42 million in U.S. contracts last fiscal year. Please do not jump to the wrong conclusion, because the 20 folks who work in the contracting office are not engaging the social scene on government time. If they were, that would be a front page story. Nevertheless, some of the attributes of dating are alive and well at the arsenal.

  • Story of war, opportunity, and love of the Army

    Nov 1, 2010

    Veterans Day Story: It has been 18 years since Frank Murphy walked out the Arsenal gates, thus ending more than 40 years of service to our Army and to our nation. Now at 85, Frank's colorful and full life is entering a second spring, if you will, because he still has a story to tell.

  • Course helps develop next generation of Army civilian leaders

    Nov 1, 2010

    Students from several APG organizations graduated from the Civilian Education System Basic Course, a two-week professional development class taught by the Army Management Staff College.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Purse

    Nov 1, 2010

    My goal is to continue sharing the 5 P's with everyone at Aberdeen Proving Ground. What are the 5 P's? It's a way of thinking and working that you may find valuable. I define them as people, places, purse, processes and products. It's a framework, which allows me way to accomplish the mission and maintain focus.

  • APG, Polish leaders focus on scientific advancements for Soldiers

    Oct 29, 2010

    American and Polish military officers said that a dialogue between Warfighters and scientists is vital in empowering their nation's Soldiers during a meeting Oct. 28.

  • AUSA chapters shine at regional breakfast

    Oct 27, 2010

    The Association of the United States Army honored outstanding chapters during regional breakfasts Oct. 27 at the Washington Convention Center. Second Region AUSA officials invited Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, Army Capabilities Integration Center director, to speak. The director asked attendees to consider the challenges the Army faces as it fields the force of the future.

  • Army engages America's youth at science, engineering expo on National Mall

    Oct 26, 2010

    The 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival brought 300 interactive technology displays to the National Mall Oct. 23-24.

  • Breathing new life into Army labs

    Oct 26, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - How can one support the war fighter and attract the talent that will continue doing so for years to come at the Natick Soldier Systems Center' Ask Carl Boquist, and he will tell you that lab revitalization is one way.

  • Army considers the future of wheeled tactical vehicles

    Oct 26, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- People attending the 2010 Association of the United States Army annual meeting are interested in learning about what the future holds.

  • Employees learn safety procedures at fair

    Oct 25, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 30 vendors packed the Lindner Conference Center Oct. 6 for the installation's safety preparedness fair.

  • Army honors its best at Acquisition Corps awards dinner

    Oct 25, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Army officials recognized the outstanding work of its acquisition, logistics and technology professionals Oct. 24 at the Acquisition Corps Annual Awards Dinner in Alexandria, Va.

  • Army secretary calls for transformation

    Oct 25, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 33,000 Soldiers, Army civilians and contractors are expected to gather over the next three days to attend the 2010 Association of the United States Army annual meeting here.

  • AUSA recognizes Aberdeen Chapter

    Oct 25, 2010

    The Association of the United States Army presented its Aberdeen Chapter with the Best Chapter in its size category Monday, Oct. 25 in Washington, D.C.

  • Picatinny Arsenal saves energy and water holistically

    Oct 22, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny Arsenal Team was the only Army recipient of a FEMP award for Fiscal Year '09. In addition, Picatinny Arsenal also won the 32nd Annual 2010 Secretary of Army Energy and Water Management Award, presented at the Army Energy Workshop in Dallas, Texas, in August.

  • In Soldier's absence, son continues golfing activities with local support

    Oct 22, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - When Maj. Brian Spurlock, of Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems, deployed in May on a six month tasker to represent PEO Ammunition in Afghanistan, Picatinny's, FMWR staff ensured that his son would be able to continue playing golf while he way away.

  • Senior Army leader visits APG

    Oct 22, 2010

    The Army's science and technology hub being built at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., was the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment Katherine Hammack's first stop on a two-day installation tour beginning on Oct. 21.

  • APG Commander's Corner: Places

    Oct 22, 2010

    This week, I'd like to continue sharing a way of thinking and working that you may find valuable here at Aberdeen Proving Ground. I call them the 5 P's: People, places, purse, processes and products. The 5 P's are my way of accomplishing the mission while always maintaining focus.

  • Army explores software transformation initiatives

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" The Army is implementing lessons learned from the Apps for the Army challenge, to support strategic initiatives for Army Software Transformation.

  • Visualization Lab Rewinds to the Future

    Oct 21, 2010

    Visualization Laboratory has 12 employees that make products that are used in visualizations in briefings, demonstrations and supplements to training kits used in the field by the Soldiers. They impact a large number of people with the work they do.

  • Senior APG leader discusses BRAC opportunities, challenges

    Oct 20, 2010

    WILMINGTON, Del. -- The base realignment and closure process is creating significant opportunities and challenges for Aberdeen Proving Ground, the installation's senior civilian leader told about 100 business and community leaders Oct. 19.

  • Army Research Lab boosts computer processing using gaming technology

    Oct 20, 2010

    Army Research Laboratory computer scientists and engineers have turned to children's gaming technology to advance military applications intended for the combat zone. By combining traditional computer processing units or just about any desktop system one might find in a military computer organization, with graphics processing units, or specialized processors with functions that elevate gaming platforms like X-Box, Playstation and Wii to pictorial coolness, the Army can perform floating point arithmetic at exponentially faster rates. This can improve on and even expand fielded applications for Soldiers.

  • White House Science Fair brings presidential recognition to students

    Oct 20, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with America's top youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education Monday at the White House.

  • Picatinny earns national recognition for superior conservation efforts

    Oct 19, 2010

    A Picatinny Arsenal team was the only Department of the Army recipient of an annual award recognizing teams from federal agencies for their energy, water and environmental management excellence, Oct. 7 in Washington D.C.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center donates prayer shawls to Fisher House

    Oct 19, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - When a military service member is hospitalized for an unexpected illness, disease or injury, it can be a difficult and stressful time for the family. Not only are they often far from home and away from familiar surroundings, they also worry about the health of their loved one.

  • Training sharpens Natick police, security guards

    Oct 19, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - One moment, he was writing a ticket. The next, he was drawing his 9-millimeter pistol out of its holster and firing at an assailant using deadly force.

  • UMD eyes expanding education opportunities at APG

    Oct 18, 2010

    University of Maryland leaders met with the senior APG commander Oct. 18 to discuss an expansion of the university's presence to better serve the educational needs of an evolving workforce.

  • Science takes forefront with elementary children

    Oct 18, 2010

    AMRDEC visitors to Science Day at Mountain Gap Elementary School brought an infrared camera and through an ice experiment showed children the absence of the heat.

  • Aviation Summit Focus is on Depot's Future

    Oct 18, 2010

  • Students test Army rations at conference

    Oct 18, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- College students interested in engineering careers crowded into a demonstration of Army food technology Oct. 8 at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Conference here.

  • What do you know about the 5 P's?

    Oct 18, 2010

  • Army fields 250,000 DAGR

    Oct 15, 2010

    A system that provides a pivotal situational awareness tool to Soldiers in virtually every mission they are involved in was recognized for achieving a significant milestone in Fielding and Training during a ceremony hosted by the Product Director Global Positioning System (GPS) at the Top of the Bay Club last month.

  • Picatinny lands 3 of the Army's 10 greatest inventions of 2009

    Oct 15, 2010

    Three technologies developed at Picatinny Arsenal were named among the 10 greatest Army inventions for 2009, according to a recent announcement released by the Army.

  • Army and industry synchronize workforce development as APG grows

    Oct 14, 2010

    The science and technology hub the Army planned when it placed these capabilities through the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 is now coming together.

  • APG Commander's Corner: People

    Oct 14, 2010

    Aberdeen Proving Ground is unique in the Army. As far as installations go, APG is large. We have more than 144 miles of Chesapeake Bay coastline along the base. But it's not just unique because it's large. We're unique because of our people.

  • Army engages USA's future engineers at career fair

    Oct 12, 2010

    Hundreds of America's brightest engineering students explored how they can serve their country as Army civilian scientists at a career fair Oct. 9.

  • Natick observes Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Secretary of the Army has designated October 2010 as Energy Awareness Month. Public law mandates that the Army reduce its energy usage by 3 percent each year from 2007 to 2015. The Army needs to reduce energy consumption due to increasing demand, dwindling energy reserves and rising costs Aca,!" all of which have been further compounded by the Global War on Terrorism and natural disasters. For the Army to meet this goal, all of its employees need to contribute.

  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • "Set it and forget it" monitoring system provides remote surveillance

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Remote Monitoring System, or RMS, is a wireless remote sentry monitoring sensor developed at the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication-electronics center, or CERDEC. This quick-reaction capability can be left unattended for years and sends information wirelessly over a far distance to Soldiers at a base station.

  • Cash Reward

    Oct 11, 2010

    Two Task Force Eagle Assault UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots made a vital submission to the Army Suggestion Program while deployed to Iraq in 2006, which was worth a $10,000 reward.

  • Army research director earns prestigious honor

    Oct 9, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. - After 27 years of developing the best technology for Army Soldiers, Dr. Gerardo Melendez received an award for executive excellence in the military.

  • America must engage minority students in science education, leaders say

    Oct 9, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- America must drastically improve science education in minority communities to remain a great country, senior leaders said at the 2010 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.

  • Students seek careers at College Bowl

    Oct 9, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Hundreds of college students seeking jobs are partnering with government and industry in a unique event during the 2010 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference here Oct. 7-9.

  • Tiny particles, huge impact: Nanotechnology to help warfighters

    Oct 8, 2010

    From the tanks they drive, to the armor they wear, to the ammunitions they fire - the "nano" powders developed by ARDEC's nanotechnology team can have practical applications in nearly every part of the Soldier's inventory.

  • Firepower Conference addresses IED defeat mission

    Oct 8, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny was host to a national group of engineers, first responders, and industry and defense leaders during the 35th Annual National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Firepower Conference here Sept. 28.

  • Creativity is "icing on the cake" for Picatinny engineer

    Oct 8, 2010

    By day, she inspects gun barrels, cartridge cases, bullets, and odds and ends from various weapon systems to study their metallurgical properties. But in her off-duty hours, Materials Engineer Michelle Schutz puts down the weaponry and switches to a new set of materials: butter, sugar, flour - and plenty of icing.

  • ARDEC Lean Six Sigma team honored for in-house training program

    Oct 8, 2010

    When it comes to teaching the tricks of the trade of business process and product improvement, the Lean Six Sigma Competency Office (LSSCO) at Picatinny Arsenal knows that teamwork is critical. In fact, their teamwork recently won a Federal Executive Board (FEB) of Metropolitan Northern New Jersey annual award, which will be presented to the group in Oct. 6 in Paterson, N.J.

  • Army civilian engineer takes honors at national conference

    Oct 7, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Angel Cruz's grandfathers left Puerto Rico to fight for America. Six decades later, Cruz earned a prestigious honor as one of seven Hispanic STEM Military and Civilian Heroes.

  • Army leader sparks students' interest in science education

    Oct 7, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A U.S. Army leader told about 300 high school students that America's freedom depends on their future achievements in science and technology.

  • Japanese logistics team visits APG

    Oct 7, 2010

    The chief logistician and a team of officers from the Japan Self-Defense Forces visited APG Oct. 7.

  • Annual fire drills test Natick

    Oct 7, 2010

    Horns sounded, lights flashed, and Soldiers and civilian employees filed out the center doors of Building 42, home to the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, on Oct. 5.

  • Paying it forward, Military supporters give Soldier new home

    Oct 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Pfc. James Stanly, 27, a New Jersey National Guardsman based in Jersey City returned from a tour in Iraq in 2009 and found that his current home, a trailer not far from the Canadian border, was rotting from rain seeping through the roof and causing moldy-unlivable conditions that threatened his health. Through a series of local connections, Stanly was able to receive a new home allowing him to reunite with his daughter.

  • Conference mentors students in science, technology

    Oct 7, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- More than 3,000 high school and college students are attending a three-day conference focused on building interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, known as STEM, at the 2010 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference here.

  • Army changes name of system-of-systems integration R&D program

    Oct 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army's system-of-systems-integration, research and development program, C4ISR OTM, is now named C4ISR & Network Modernization. The name change reflects the program's alignment with the Army's Network Modernization strategy. The program explores leap-ahead capabilities that can augment and enhance the foundation of network modernization while identifying technology acceleration opportunities into the current force.

  • RDECOM organizes to maximize integration

    Oct 5, 2010

    The commander delivers a vision for RDECOM to be the Army's primary source for integrated research, development and engineering capabilities.

  • Technicians upgrade global communications system

    Oct 5, 2010

    A global communications system used by the armed forces is now lighter, more compact and more capable.

  • Maryland kicks off major BRAC road upgrades

    Oct 5, 2010

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- A $42.6 million road project officially kicked off Oct. 5 outside Aberdeen Proving Ground. The U.S. 40/Maryland 715 highway improvement will streamline traffic getting into and out of the military installation.

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