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  • Goal!

    Jun 18, 2010

    Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science students, from left, Alpha Nguyen, Michael Delano and Kendall Liggin look on as Julie Wells celebrates her team's goal in a robot soccer match June 10 at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • RDECOM NCOs convene at Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Jun 17, 2010

    Noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command convened here June 14-18 to conduct professional development training and to view the processes and procedures of the Department of Defense's premier depot operation.

  • Webster, Pillsbury and Hunzeker tour Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

    Jun 17, 2010

    Lt. Gen. William G. Webster (Left), Third Army commanding general, leads a discussion with Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury (Center), U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, and Lt. Gen. Kenneth Hunzeker (Right), deputy commanding general, Multi-National Force Aca,!" Iraq, during a tour of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, following the Third Army Nickel II Conference held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, June 8. The purpose of the event was to coordinate, synchronize and prioritize the end-to-end retrograde and redeployment of personnel, equipment, sustainment stocks and capabilities from Iraq, and to synchronize equipment disposition and sustainment across Third ArmyAca,!a,,cs Area of Responsibility in support of buildup operations (Photo by Cpl. Brandon Babbitt, 203rd Public Affairs Detachment).

  • Watervliet kicks off weeklong Army Birthday celebrations

    Jun 17, 2010

    As part of a weeklong Army Birthday Celebration, Arsenal Commander Col. Scott N. Fletcher kicked off the events by speaking at the Village of Menands Military Appreciation Picnic on June 13.

  • Army testing fuel cell technology for Abrams tank

    Jun 17, 2010

    The U.S. Army is testing fuel cell technology for an auxiliary power unit which can bring more electrical power on board an Abrams tank.

  • 413th receives four stars during leadership visit

    Jun 17, 2010

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger included a visit to the 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, during a recent tour of the Pacific. Dunwoody is the commanding general of the Army Materiel Command and Mellinger is the organizationAca,!a,,cs senior enlisted advisor. The two were in the Pacific to visit AMC assets and attend briefings and meetings with AMC supported organizations. The 413th is an Expeditionary Contracting Command unit.

  • Army seeks technology development partnerships

    Jun 17, 2010

    The Army's scientific and engineering community showcased research and development contract opportunities during a two-day event June 16-17 at Harford Community College.

  • Army testing new JLTVs

    Jun 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army is using the newly built government prototypes of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to refine program requirements through rigorous ballistic, performance and reliability testing.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Chorus tours research center

    Jun 15, 2010

    The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus visited Fort Monmouth's Myer Center on June 11 to regale employees with their a cappella singing as well as to tour the facilities of the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army's world-class facility enhances auditory research

    Jun 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The importance of a Soldier's ability to hear a wide range of sounds is critical to survival and mission success on the battlefield. In today's military environment, the harshness of various sounds produced by both military and non-military activities makes it difficult for the Soldier to separate useful signals from background noise.

  • Achievements at ECBC earn employees awards

    Jun 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Baltimore Federal Executive Board recognized six Edgewood Chemical Biological Center employees during the 43rd Excellence in Federal Career Awards program last month at Martin's West in Baltimore.

  • Army to showcase research, development opportunities

    Jun 15, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army's scientific and engineering community will showcase technology, research and development contract opportunities during a two-day event at a local college.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground celebrates Army's 235th

    Jun 14, 2010

    America is celebrating the birthday of the United States Army today, June 14, 235 years after its formation before the Revolutionary War.

  • APG, Maryland detail BRAC status, opportunities for small business

    Jun 14, 2010

    Representatives from the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs and its Base Realignment and Closure Small and Minority Business Advisory Board sponsored an informational meeting on Aberdeen Proving Ground Friday to discuss installation transformation and business opportunities.

  • Army works to decrease lead-free electronic components

    Jun 11, 2010

    The U.S. Army is using an X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, or XRF, to scan electronic components and circuit cards as part of an effort to improve the reliability of electronic systems by reducing the percentage of the materials that are lead-free, service officials said.

  • Army sensors research leads to Soldier protection advances

    Jun 10, 2010

    Just months after the tragic attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory launched an aggressive, innovative research project that has been instrumental to the development of low-cost, lightweight sensors capable of providing novel approaches to the detection of manmade threats to Soldiers, including biological agents, small arms fire, and missile plumes.

  • ARDEC Science Fellowship Recipients: Philip Samuels and Pamela Sheehan

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Philip Samuels and Pamela Sheehan were recognized with an ARDEC coin as this year's ARDEC Science Fellowship recipients by ARDEC Director Joseph Lannon at the ARDEC staff meeting of senior leaders May 24.

  • Battle memories resurface for visiting WWII veterans

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Battle of the Bulge may have occurred more than a half-century ago, but for a local group of veterans of that battle it didn't take much more than handling some infantry weapons from that era to unleash a flood of memories.

  • Aviation armaments conference sparks technology collaboration

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 25 distinct technologies from Picatinny Arsenal were showcased at the 2010 Joint Service Aviation Armaments Conference May 25-26 that included attendees from both the Army and Navy.

  • High-tech radar maps defeat camouflage

    Jun 7, 2010

    To the untrained eye, U.S. Army radar-generated maps may look like a bird's-eye view of a city at night; however, these images contain useful intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information that reveal concealed objects by penetrating foliage, buildings and some terrain while overcoming camouflage, concealment and deception techniques.

  • ARDEC logo contest fosters employee innovation

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A new process called the Collaborative Innovation Framework is just beginning and is geared to helping engineers take their innovation instincts to the next level.

  • Statewide Click it or Ticket campaign launches from Picatinny Arsenal

    Jun 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny Arsenal hosted the kickoff for the state's annual Click it or Ticket seatbelt mobilization outside the Visitor Control center on May 24.

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • Army helps students prepare for security, emergency preparedness

    Jun 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army is helping prepare students to protect the nation. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical and biological center is assisting Harford County Public Schools with the development and implementation of Joppatowne High School's Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program Aca,!aEURc the nation's first high school program that paves the way to a HSEP career.

  • Army researchers explore laser detection techniques

    Jun 4, 2010

    As the need for chemical, biological and explosive detection becomes more relevant in today's world, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is leading the effort in laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, which is capable of highly advanced materials analysis.

  • Dwyer inducted into the Ordnance Hall of Fame

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va.-A legacy that began May 9, 1969, continued with one U.S. Army Materiel Command employee's induction into a unique military hall of fame more than 40 years later.

  • Picatinny's highest-ranking civilian to receive Presidential award for exceptional service

    Jun 4, 2010

    PICATINNY, N.J. - Picatinny's senior civilian will receive a 2009 Presidential Rank Award during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery June 28.

  • Army tests new tactical vehicle

    Jun 4, 2010

    The Army is testing a new vehicle looking to eventually replace the iconic Humvee.

  • International conference develops science, technology roadmap

    Jun 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., -- Delegates from the 11 nations taking part in the Conference of the American Armies Science and Technology session here this week were happy to be part of a significant and productive event.

  • Army astronaut completes stay at ISS with Expedition 23

    Jun 3, 2010

    NASA Astronaut flight engineer and Army Col. T.J. Creamer landed along with Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and flight engineer Soichi Noguchi in Kazakhstan, June 1, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

  • Coordination critical for conference success

    Jun 3, 2010

    Behind the scenes at the Conference of American Armies, organizers and planners huddle in small groups for brief after-action reports, to talk about the next day's events and brainstorm contingencies, deliberating a myriad of "what ifs".

  • Army testing rugged, autonomous robot vehicle

    Jun 2, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Autonomous Platform Demonstrator, is a 9.6 ton, six-wheeled, hybrid-electric robotic vehicle currently undergoing developmental and mobility testing at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.

  • 'Gunpowder Grill' wins prize in naming contest

    Jun 2, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - There were more than 250 entries, but only one name stood out among the rest: the Gunpowder Grill.

  • Army recognizes executive coaching, mentoring program participants

    Jun 2, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army officials recognized civilian employees completing two of the three executive coaching sessions held so far this year at a June 2 ceremony at the Research, Development and Engineering Command headquarters.

  • CAA convenes at APG

    Jun 1, 2010

    Delegates from armies throughout the western hemisphere have convened at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for the next session of the Conference of American Armies, May 31 to June 4.

  • Duck Derby wraps up Picatinny's 2010 AER campaign

    Jun 1, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny's second annual duck derby race was held here May 14, wrapping up the tail end of the 2010 Army Emergency Relief Fund campaign.

  • Maj. Gen. Justice helps commission new lieutenants

    May 30, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Nick Justice served as commissioning officer at a University of Delaware ROTC ceremony to make 14 members of the Fighting Blue Hens Battalion the newest lieutenants in the Army.

  • Ordnance cases its colors, prepares for BRAC move

    May 27, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The 61st Ordnance Brigade and the Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School held its final ceremony on Aberdeen Proving Ground May 17, during a colors casing ceremony at the Aberdeen Area Athletic Center.

  • Fort Monmouth hosts RDECOM G1 summit

    May 27, 2010

    Senior human resource leads from across the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command assembled for a G1 Summit May 24-26 at Fort Monmouth's Myer Center. The three day conference aimed to facilitate cross-organizational collaboration and discuss common issues pertinent to all of the centers.

  • Army shows magic of science to middle school students

    May 27, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- With the full attention of more than 400 local middle school students, Army scientists lit the fuse of imagination and excitement, demonstrating the "Magic of Science" May 11 at the 5th Edgewood Middle School Career Expo.

  • Researchers marvel at comic book power

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Ever wondered what the view would be like from Wonder Woman's invisible jet' Substitute the sleek comic book airplane with a uniquely modified Black Hawk helicopter, and one would have a good idea of the "see through" view pilots will have due to the work being done by a group from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication and electronics center.

  • Wounded Warrior visits research center

    May 27, 2010

    Wounded Warrior Sgt. Robert Samuel (right) tours the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center May 26 at Detroit Arsenal, Mich.

  • Army inspires next generation rocket scientists

    May 26, 2010

    The Army is inspiring the next generation of rocket scientists through the world's largest rocket design contest.

  • Justice: Focus on the Warfighter

    May 26, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- For the Army's science and technology command, May 26 became the day to share a vision of the future. "Agility and speed," Maj. Gen. Nick Justice told the gathering. "That's what we're after."

  • Army recognizes science, technology command for small business ties

    May 26, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The Army honored its science and technology command with nine of the 11 awards given for working with small businesses during the U.S. Army Small Business Innovation Research Achievement Awards ceremony at the Pentagon Conference Center May 24.

  • APG unveils new Web portal

    May 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Staying on top of news and information at Aberdeen Proving Ground just got easier. Army officials unveiled a new Internet portal for the installation June 10.

  • Army awards more than $800K to science students

    May 25, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- In an effort to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, the U.S. Army announced today that it has named the 2009-2010 eCYBERMISSION 96 regional winning teams.

  • Stakeholders sign final steel beam for new facility

    May 24, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A group of stakeholders in the construction of the new Vehicle Technology Directorate facility met here April 15 for an informal signing of the building's final steel beam.

  • Picatinny honors fallen New Jersey heroes

    May 24, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - During a ceremony here May 15, Picatinny Arsenal paid tribute to five New Jersey-connected service members who lost their lives in 2009 while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Meteorological research could fill battlefield void

    May 24, 2010

    ADELPHI, Md. -- Officials with the Army Research Laboratory announced its meteorological expertise has led to modifications in commercial weather instruments now promising to improve the accuracy of weather forecast models. These models are of critical importance to military operations, they said.

  • Community, Soldiers and Red Sox Foundation team up to help veterans

    May 24, 2010

    On a sunny morning in Boston, more than 2,000 runners gathered on Yawkey Way outside of Fenway Park to run nine kilometers with the finish line being one of the most famous spots in Boston... home plate of Fenway Park.

  • Fact Sheet Student Opportunities

    May 24, 2010

  • Army, race team prove to be winning combo

    May 24, 2010

    A car racing icon and the Army's Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center here have continued to collaborate to support the warfighter.

  • USASAC launches new website, embraces social media

    May 21, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has recently overhauled its website and can now be found on many of your favorite social networks.

  • Conference of American Armies comes to APG

    May 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is hosting the next session of the Conference of American Armies May 31 to June 4 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Commitment to Army health care grows

    May 21, 2010

    Aberdeen Proving Ground became the latest installation to adopt the U.S. Army's Healthcare Covenant May 20 as APG senior leaders pledged to serve the community with the best medical care possible.

  • Chamber of Commerce honors military

    May 20, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Harford County and regional business leaders gathered at the Top of the Bay club May 20 to celebrate Armed Forces Day and pledge support to the Soldier and civilians of this installation.

  • Brigadier Gen. John J. McGuiness

    May 20, 2010

  • RDECOM charts future for S&T

    May 19, 2010

    The Army's top scientists and technologists convened in Adelphi, Md., today to develop a strategy on multiple issues and to chart their future support to the Warfighter as the Research, Development and Engineering Command Technology Planning Conference got underway.

  • Army Materiel Command

    May 19, 2010

  • Newcomer Information

    May 19, 2010

  • Foot Soldier: Happy feet in the field

    May 19, 2010

    LabTV: Soldiers are on their feet all day. Footwear engineer Mike Holthe uses his training in biomechanics to create & test boots at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Hector G. Marin

    May 19, 2010

  • Maj. Gen. Nick Justice

    May 19, 2010

  • Tank, Automotive

    May 19, 2010

  • Soldier

    May 19, 2010

  • Chemical, Biological

    May 19, 2010

  • Communications, Electronics

    May 19, 2010

  • Elements, Other

    May 19, 2010

  • Armament

    May 19, 2010

  • Analysis

    May 19, 2010

  • Aviation, Missile

    May 19, 2010

  • About RDECOM

    May 19, 2010

  • Tragedy Probed To Prevent Repeat

    May 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two Redstone Arsenal events - one a May 10 press conference, the other a May 13 memorial service - were part of the grieving process in the acceptance of the deaths of two Team Redstone employees involved in high-risk research and development.

  • About RDECOM

    May 19, 2010

  • Conducting Business with Us

    May 19, 2010

  • RDECOM Public Affairs Office

    May 19, 2010

  • Dale A. Ormond, Director

    May 19, 2010

  • Snow leaves 20th CBRNE

    May 18, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow relinquished command of the U.S. Army 20th Support Command CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives) during a colorful May 7 ceremony on McBride Parade Field on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Army to host energy rodeo

    May 18, 2010

    The U.S. Army will hold the first-ever Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium June 8-9 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • APG honors Maryland's Gold Star Families

    May 17, 2010

    Gold Star Family members joined installation leadership for breakfast at the Ordnance Museum prior to Armed Forces Day opening ceremonies May 14.

  • Science & Technology

    May 17, 2010

  • APG on Flickr

    May 17, 2010

  • APG hosts Armed Forces Day

    May 14, 2010

    Soldiers in period uniforms, Gold Star Families and interactive displays by tenant commands were part of the pageantry on parade during the 2010 Armed Forces Day activities May 14 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Installation Commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice and Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz welcomed more than 500 visitors during opening ceremonies at the installation's Ordnance Museum.

  • Block Party Caps Month Of The Military Child

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal gave its military connected children one last big thank you May 1, ending the 2010 Month of the Military Child.

  • Soldier Experience Aims At Missile Success

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Among the presentations about missile weapon systems, weapon system technology and the management of weapon systems, two Soldiers speaking to attendees at the Tactical Missiles Conference brought the day's meetings to the very heart of the matter - saving Soldier lives.

  • 'Every Day I Wake Up Pushing Myself To Do More'

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Cpl. Jason Scarborough is on a mission of fitness and health. This wounded warrior has been spending several hours a week at the Sparkman Fitness Center, working with certified personal trainer Joe Martin to gain strength in his injured knee and to shed the 50 pounds he has gained since sustaining his injuries during a deployment to Iraq.

  • Years Of Contributing To The Nation's Defense

    May 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When Dr. Bill Craig looked over the long list of previous Medaris Award winners, he could hardly believe his name would be among them. That list of names includes Lt. Gen. Jim Link, Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet, Sen. Richard Shelby, Sen. Howell Heflin, Dr. Bill McCorkle and 2009 winner retired Maj. Gen. Jim Snider. And now it includes Bill Craig.

  • Pulse Check: Part 3 Defense Ammunition Center

    May 14, 2010

    MCALESTER, Okla.--April 29, Lt. Gen. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, put a finger on the pulse of the center and school for ammunition logistical support and explosives safety.

  • Pulse Check: Part 2 McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

    May 14, 2010

    MCALESTER, Okla. -- After a 36 minute flight from Texas, one of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top bosses arrived for a guided tour and briefings on assets here, April 29.

  • Pulse Check: Part 1 Red River Army Depot

    May 14, 2010

    RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, Texas -- One of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leaders took a pulse check of operations here, April 28.

  • Army civilians focus on change

    May 13, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- No where is change more evident than Aberdeen Proving Ground, where the Base Realignment and Closure program is changing the face of the installation into the Army's center for science and technology.

  • Army and Microsoft extend cooperative research agreement

    May 13, 2010

    The U.S. Army extended a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement with Microsoft on April 16 to share research in support of developing hand-held and multi-touch technology for the Warfighter through 2013.

  • AMC wins three DoD level awards

    May 12, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va.- The U.S. Army Materiel Command won three of the 2009 Value Engineering Achievement Awards. The Department of Defense honored each recipient for their outstanding achievements through the application of Value Engineering, May 12 at the Pentagon auditorium.

  • RDECOM Social Media Directory

    May 12, 2010

  • Students visit Army chemical, biological center

    May 12, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army scientists and engineers are mentoring promising students involved in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium program.

  • Team Closes Ranks After Losses

    May 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone lost two of its own May 5 when a highly volatile chemical exploded during demilitarization processes at Test Area 10. The two Army contractors were identified as Jerry A. Grimes, 58, of Hartselle; and James R. Hawke, 53, of Hazel Green. Both sustained severe burns in the explosion and died in the evening hours of May 5 at the burn center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. They were employed by locally based Amtec Corp. A memorial fund has been set up at Redstone Federal Credit Union for the benefit of the surviving spouses and their families. Donations may be made at any RFCU branch location by referencing the Jerry A. Grimes Memorial Fund and the James R. Hawke Memorial Fund. RFCU tellers can handle single donations divided between the funds in accordance with donor instructions.

  • Digital master gunners leverage past experience to support units

    May 11, 2010

    Article describes the support operations to ensure that expertise and knowledge is promptly and effectively applied to resolve a unit's most complex command & control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance technology challenges.

  • Joint Readiness Training Center: the Battlefield Staged

    May 11, 2010

    Soldiers receive digital systems training at the Joint Readiness Training Center to polish their skills before they deploy

  • 2nd Bn., 405th AFSB conducts OPD at FedEx in Germany

    May 11, 2010

    FRANKFURT, Germany - Personnel from the 2nd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade visited the Federal Express Europe, Inc. facility at the Frankfurt International Airport here last month. The event was part of an Officer Professional Development program led by Lt. Col. Morris Hatcher, the commander of the 2nd Bn., 405th AFSB.

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