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  • Joint-service teamwork yields award-winning TNT alternative

    Sep 13, 2010

    The recent success story at Picatinny to research and qualify a new, safer explosive to replace TNT is one example of how teamwork and collaboration can help provide a life-saving product to the warfighter as quickly as possible.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center observes Patriot Day

    Sep 13, 2010

    A moment of silence followed by a bell tolling 11 times at a Patriot Day observance Sept. 10 at U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center honored the memories of the thousands of civilians and Soldiers lost during and since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Reaching Out To Grow Future Engineers

    Sep 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For 43 years, Dr. Robin Buckelew has stood for the possibilities of women in the work force.

  • Picatinny dedicates pyrotechnic complex to fallen N.J. service member

    Sep 9, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny community honored a fallen New Jersey Marine by dedicating a new Pyrotechnic Research and Technology Complex in his name during a ceremony here Sept. 8.

  • Army Research Lab's newest analysis facility helps ensure aircraft safety, design

    Sep 9, 2010

    The Army Research Laboratory's Rotorcraft Survivability and Assessment Facility will give the Department of Defense accurate and timely test and evaluation information that could lead to improvements in aircraft design and reduce injury and death.

  • Two new APG test facilities open

    Sep 9, 2010

    Two state-of-the-art Army test facilities officially opened at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 8, with local, state and national dignitaries taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Army Research Lab's newest analysis facility helps ensure aircraft safety, design

    Sep 9, 2010

    The Army Research Laboratory unveiled its latest efforts in ensuring the military's aircraft are safe and effective on the battlefield during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 8. The ARL Rotorcraft Survivability and Assessment Facility will give the Department of Defense accurate and timely test and evaluation information that could lead to improvements in aircraft design and reduce injury and death.

  • Officials: BRAC progress at tipping point

    Sep 9, 2010

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- A group of military and local officials met Sept. 9 at the Higher Education & Conference Center to discuss the regional transformation set in motion by the closure of Fort Monmouth, N.J. and the movement of organizations to and from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Picatinny Arsenal celebrates 130 years of American Firepower

    Sep 7, 2010

    Picatinny leaders and employees, along with Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey's 11th District, gathered at the on-post cafeteria Sept. 7 for a cake-cutting ceremony to mark the 130th birthday of the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal.

  • Physicists collaborate at the atomic level to find better ways to navigate

    Sep 7, 2010

    Physicists from AMRDEC and the Marshall Space Flight Center are co-leading a collaborative effort along with Alabama A&M University, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to demonstrate the enhancement in sensitivity and improvement in performance of optical gyroscopes - being able to navigate without the use of GPS.

  • Cadet experiences Army's research laboratory

    Sep 7, 2010

    Each summer the U.S. Army Research Laboratory welcomes cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point to work on research projects alongside the laboratory's top scientists and engineers. This year, Cadet Zachary Brownlee spent several weeks working at the Adelphi Laboratory Center located in Adelphi, Md. under the direction of ARL researcher Dr. Deryn Chu.

  • Rallying to the Cyber Challenge

    Sep 3, 2010

    Government and military organizations joined industry and academia at the 2010 LandWarNet conference Aug 3 - 6 to talk cyber security in the constantly changing cyber landscape and ensure present efforts effectively build on the past and pave the way for the future. CERDEC talks about cyber in rapidly changing environment.

  • Picatinny, Benet Labs, engineers recognized by the Army for scientific advances

    Sep 1, 2010

    Twenty-eight U.S. Army Armament Research Development Engineering Center scientists and engineers were named Aug. 24 as recipients of the 2009 Army Research and Development Achievement Award for eight projects recognized for their significance.

  • Army enhances readiness by embracing internship program

    Sep 1, 2010

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education and the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's Minority College Relations Program this summer to facilitate the second session of the 10-week Minority Undergraduate Student Internship Program with great success.

  • Soldiers doing what Soldiers do

    Aug 31, 2010

    When a Soldier takes his or her Oath of Enlistment, they pledge to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Whether in a quick strike unit like the 82nd Airborne Division or stationed at a research and development facility like the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), a Soldier must hone their Soldiering skills.

  • Renewable energy powers Soldiers

    Aug 30, 2010

    Renewable energy sources will soon be powering batteries, vehicles and other pieces of equipment that give Soldiers an edge on the battlefield.

  • Center works to be birthplace of joint network operations

    Aug 30, 2010

    A U.S. defense department goal is the creation of a Network Operations capability that is 'born joint,' to increase interoperability among military services, said Dr. Cynthia Dion-Schwarz, the Director of Information Systems and Cyber Security for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, during one of her visits to the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Network Operations Interoperability lab.

  • White House team visits APG research facilities

    Aug 30, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Members of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy took part in a robust tour of Aberdeen Proving Ground and Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities Aug. 26.

  • Research inventors receive design patent

    Aug 26, 2010

    AMRDEC employees receive design patent for their invention that converts pintle hook system to a ball receiver, which allows the driver to tow a trailer with a forklift in the standard driving position and improves safety while moving other than palletized materials.

  • New ARDEC director reflects on growth as a leader

    Aug 26, 2010

    Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., welcomes Dr. Gerardo Melendez, new director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). Through experience and role models, Melendez learned to balance "mission first, people always." In his new role at ARDEC, he seeks close alignment with the concept of a materiel enterprise.

  • Army partners with industry to test futuristic technologies

    Aug 26, 2010

    Employees from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Smoke and Target Defeat Branch, in support of the Joint Project Manager Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance Obscuration Team, recently hosted more than 50 interested parties during a "proof of concept" demonstration of futuristic, non-lethal battlefield capabilities at the APG's M-Field.

  • Senior leaders focus on professional development

    Aug 26, 2010

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- Senior civilian leaders met with up-and-coming Aberdeen Proving Ground managers for a panel discussion on human capital, mentorship and transformation issues Aug. 25 at the Aberdeen Higher Education and Conference Center.

  • Army asks industry to support warfighter requirements

    Aug 26, 2010

    What Soldiers need to be successful on the battlefield and how the technology should be developed were questions the Army and industry met to talk about during Panel Session One at the Team C4ISR Symposium in Baltimore yesterday.

  • APG celebrates women's equality

    Aug 24, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Community members gathered to observe Women's Equality Day at the Edgewood Conference Center here Aug. 23.

  • Army engineers to discuss emerging C4ISR technologies

    Aug 23, 2010

    U.S. Army scientists and engineers will conduct a series of roundtables to discuss emerging technologies and capabilities for the Warfighter, during the Team C4ISR Joint Symposium and Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center, Aug. 25-26.

  • Combat feeding officials discuss military rations history, future

    Aug 19, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Meeting the nutritional needs and taste preferences of 1.9 million Warfighters every day is vital to America's success in battlefield missions, combat feeding officials said.

  • Future engineer works on missile system

    Aug 19, 2010

    Zachary Dixon an Aerospace Engineer is continuing his education in Mechanical Engineering at UT Knoxville, worked at the AMRDEC in the Reliability and Maintainability Egnineering and Systems Assessment Division of the Engineering Directorate. He felt his internship with AMRDEC was worthwhile and would highly recommend it to his fellow students.

  • Army awards civilian Air Medal for past service

    Aug 19, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army awarded one of America's highest awards for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight nearly 20 years late to a U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command budget analyst.

  • Research, development workers cited for innovation

    Aug 19, 2010

  • APG Commander set to brief acquisition officers

    Aug 19, 2010

    Major Gen. Nick Justice, Research Development and Engineering Command and Aberdeen Proving Ground commanding general is also the Senior Regional Acquisition Official. The general will conduct a regionalization briefing at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Top of the Bay, Chesapeake/Mezzanine Room.

  • Army mentors Aberdeen Middle School students

    Aug 19, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- For more than 10 years, the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity has partnered with the Aberdeen Middle School to mentor the "young minds of tomorrow."

  • Army researchers embrace Social Media

    Aug 19, 2010

    The people behind the often secret technology that makes America's Soldiers safer and more effective might not seem a likely group to be going online to engage in social media tweeting, updating and posting, but that's where you will find the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Research, development command to consolidate headquarters at APG

    Aug 18, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army is relocating personnel from Fort Belvoir, Va., to APG as part of its force restructuring actions, officials said.

  • Massachusetts High School Seniors Create Emergency Rescue Assistant

    Aug 18, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. -- Darren O'Neil, Ivan Yu and Dianna Willms are typical high school students, except for the fact that all three received gold medals at the national level for their work on a life-saving device.

  • Chem-bio sensor network increases reaction time

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army demonstrated the feasibility of a sensor network that will improve situational awareness and reaction time in the field during chemical or biological incidents.

  • Trademark Office grants RDECOM official logo

    Aug 16, 2010

    Officials from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command exclusive rights to its logo in a certificate issued Aug. 10.

  • ACC TODAY SUMMER 2010

    Aug 16, 2010

    ACC TODAY Summer Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today at http://www.acc.army.mil/today/issue-2010-2.html

  • AMSAA technical director reflects on 46 years at APG as he retires

    Aug 13, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - As Dr. Paul H. Deitz approaches his retirement from the Army Oct. 1, he holds in great esteem the work of APG scientists during the last half century.

  • APPS Program helps protect Homeland defenders

    Aug 12, 2010

    When you read the mission statement of the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), the workers at NSSC "conduct research, development, acquisition and sustainment to maximize combat effectiveness and survivability of freedom's defenders."

  • Competition propels students to new heights

    Aug 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The battle lines were drawn. The teams were ready. Four motors lay silent waiting.

  • Ordnance disposal Talon robot makes racing debut

    Aug 12, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two Soldiers assigned to the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit here, along with two others assigned to the installation's garrison, demonstrated the use of the Talon robot and a bomb disposal suit at the Pocono 500 NASCAR event, July 31 and Aug. 1.

  • Army helps test future Marine amphibious assault vehicle

    Aug 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory ballistics and lethality engineers recently completed testing of high-power water jets that propel the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. The tests mark a critical step in readying the highly-complex amphibious assault vehicle for its 2014 full-up, system-level live fire test and evaluation.

  • Frog Falls becomes combat zone for future Soldiers

    Aug 11, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Future Soldiers prepared for some of the training they would undergo at boot camp by learning how to use combat water survival techniques to their advantage at the installation pool, Aug. 7

  • Army approves safer explosive to replace TNT

    Aug 11, 2010

    The U.S. Army recently qualified a new explosive that has the same lethality as traditional TNT, but is safer for Soldiers because it is far less likely to explode if dropped, shot at or hit by a roadside bomb during transport.

  • Maker Faire Detroit makes a mark

    Aug 11, 2010

    As Maker Faire Detroit becomes a memory, a glow continues to burn in the hearts and minds of all who took part. The event held July 31-Aug. 1 at the spacious Henry Ford here. Organizers describe the event as "a family fun festival to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology."

  • University of Delaware president tours ARL facilities

    Aug 11, 2010

    After entering into a formal partnership with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in January, leadership from the University of Delaware assembled on July 26 to tour Army Research Laboratory facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • APG commander named 'Military Leader of the Year'

    Aug 10, 2010

    The Association of Defense Communities named Maj. Gen. Nick Justice its Military Leader of the Year.

  • Year 2025 - Cockpit of the Future

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Rules of Engagement for Army Aviators may drastically change in the future if two West Point cadets have anything to say about it.

  • Commentary: Say good-bye to GEMS 2010

    Aug 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- What do most of you remember about June and July 2010' The heat! Yeah me too, but I also remember the 107 students who participated in the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program.

  • Chiarelli: Enemy acquiring technology faster

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Army needs to modernize the way it's allowed to buy technology, so it can put the best tools in the hands of the warfighter faster than the enemy pushes technology out to its foot soldiers, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Natick Soldier Takes Oath of Allegiance

    Aug 3, 2010

    PV2 Oshane Ebanks of the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) did something last week that most of us take for granted - he became a citizen of the United States. For many of us, citizenship is a right given at birth, but for Ebanks, who immigrated from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica in 1996, it was something that was hard fought and earned. ight given at birth, but for Ebanks, who immigrated from St. Elizabeth, Jamaica in 1996, it was something that was hard fought and earned.

  • Army deploys innovative battery-recharging kit

    Aug 2, 2010

    The Army has begun deploying battery-recharging kits that run on renewable energy to Afghanistan. The Rucksack Enhanced Portable Power System, or REPPS, combines solar panels, connectors and adaptors for increased charging options.

  • Army research improves battlefield communications

    Aug 2, 2010

    Research being done at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is leading to significant improvements in how Soldiers send and receive data - including videos, voice transmissions, and other communications - on the battlefield.

  • Flying Skies With Coal Mix Fuel

    Jul 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Recent flight testing on a Black Hawk helicopter at Redstone Arsenal proved to engineers Matt Boenker and Dale Cox something they already believed in - a U.S. helicopter can fly on an alternative fuel mix of 50 percent coal and 50 percent jet fuel.

  • Detroit Can Do Camp hits home

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Detroit Can Do Camp at the city's historic Eastern Market was the first engagement for Maker Faire Detroit.

  • Reducing Soldier load one round at a time: ARDEC lightweight technologies slash weight in half

    Jul 29, 2010

    In many ways, the weight of a Soldier's equipment can win or lose the fight. Especially when considering the difficult terrains, high elevations and fast-paced operations that today's troops experience, the weight on their shoulders is critical. That's why the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) here is working to reduce by as much as 50 percent the weight of weapons and ammunition - two of the five heaviest items U.S. troops carry.

  • ASC Hosts AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 29, 2010

    An Army Sustainment Command Noncommissioned Officer earned top honors during a weeklong "Best Warrior" competition. Seven Soldiers competed for the Army Materiel Command's NCO and Soldier of the Year competition July 18 - 23 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Sgt. John Ferguson, a security specialist with ASC, and Spc. Alex Perenishko, with the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, took the honors of AMC NCO of the Year and AMC Soldier of the Year, respectively.

  • CERDEC equips 'Cyber Warriors' for complex, commercial environment

    Jul 29, 2010

    The cyber environment is complex and constantly changing, particularly now because of the increasing number and types of commercial wireless products. While the armed services can seek to leverage new technologies, like the iPhone and Android, the U.S. Army faces unique challenges in doing so.

  • ARDEC Software Engineering Center first in government to receive highest CMMI rating

    Jul 28, 2010

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's Software Engineering Center headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., recently became the first government organization in the U.S. to earn the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 designation. This is the highest rating given to software engineering groups that meet CMMI's rigorous standards.

  • Do you have what it takes to be SMART'

    Jul 28, 2010

    This year USASMDC/ARSTRAT's Technology Center won the award for SMART Sponsoring Facility of the Year out of the numerous Army sponsoring facilities. The award is chosen based on a facility's success in selecting students, managing the SMART program and meeting challenges effectively.

  • Army's research, development command moves to historic facilities

    Jul 28, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. --The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has taken occupancy of the former headquarters buildings of the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools.

  • Army supports summer career camp

    Jul 28, 2010

    Adding excitement to JHS's one-week summer career camp, workforce members of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center offered 17 ninth- to 12th-grade students a tour of the Center's facilities June 23. The following day, ECBC scientists engaged JHS students in CSI:Joppatowne, a series of hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities customized to the school's Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program.

  • U.S. Army highlighted at Eurosatory 2010

    Jul 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command operated the U.S. Army booth during Eurostory June 14-18 in Paris.

  • Army assessing lighter, contoured batteries for dismounted Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging its annual C4ISR integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix to assess a contoured, rechargeable battery that will allow the Soldier to be more agile in the battlefield.

  • U.S. Army hosts 'Makers and Military Merge' panel at 'Detroit Can-Do Camp'

    Jul 26, 2010

    Makers - enthusiasts who combine technology know-how in creative ways to solve problems and discover opportunities - are converging in Michigan this week for the inaugural Maker Faire Detroit July 31-Aug. 1.

  • Australia, U.S. name finalists in worldwide robotics competition

    Jul 26, 2010

    Six high-tech science and technology teams from four continents have been named finalists in the inaugural Multi Autonomous Ground-Robotic International Challenge. Teams from the United States, Turkey, Japan and Australia have been selected by the U.S. and the Australian departments of defense to compete this November in Australia in an effort to develop the next generation of fully-autonomous ground robots.

  • Facility Fire Remains Under Investigation

    Jul 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A fire at Redstone Test Center's building 7298 on July 13 partially damaged the facility and caused the temporary evacuation of other Arsenal buildings near the site, but did not lead to any injuries.

  • Military Family Members Bag Annual Scholarships

    Jul 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This year's applicants for the commissary scholarships were asked to look into the past when writing their required essay. Here was the assigned topic: If you can travel back in time, but cannot change events, what point in history would you go and why'

  • American Musical Instruments Live On In Iraq

    Jul 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ROCKET, Ala. -- For Linda Horn, the two trombones that her husband and son played throughout their high school and college years are made of more than just brass - in their slides and bells they hold happy memories of band concerts, football games and afternoons spent filling her home with music.

  • Senator, APG leaders discuss BRAC transformation, scientific opportunities

    Jul 23, 2010

    U.S. Sen. Edward "Ted" Kaufman of Delaware visited Aberdeen Proving Ground July 23 and found the installation is poised to lead the Army in scientific advancements as the BRAC transformation begins to intensify.

  • Providing Tools For Work Force Transformation

    Jul 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lori Reynolds knows what it takes to transform an Army organization and its human capital to meet the needs of the mission. She has done that in a big way at least twice in her civilian career.

  • New Way To Destroy Old Munitions

    Jul 23, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a remote area of Redstone Arsenal near Gate 3, explosive ordnance experts are quietly and safely going about the business of detonating munitions that herald mainly from the World War II era.

  • APG-Edgewood hosts blood drive Sept. 2

    Jul 23, 2010

    A Fiesta-themed Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 2, at Edgewood's Stark Recreation Center.

  • The 411th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes incoming commander, Col. Fred Puthoff

    Jul 23, 2010

    Thursday, July 15, Col. Fred Puthoff accepted command of the 411th Contracting Support Brigade from...

  • Dawn Patrol

    Jul 23, 2010

    Army Materiel Command Soldiers competing for Best Warrior title in competition hosted by Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Army technology expands snake-robotics

    Jul 23, 2010

    Development of snake-like technology underway at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is moving the military toward sending more autonomous systems instead of Soldiers on search-and-rescue missions, a top priority in the most dangerous mission areas.

  • Army advances in UV, LED technology

    Jul 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's advancements in III-Nitride sources and detectors have enabled the creation of novel solid state lighting (SSL) technology, which could offer potential cost savings for theater operations.

  • Army civilians work to provide lethal aerial vehicles to Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- A team of civilians is working to expand tactical capabilities so that the warfighter can function in an urban environment where the targets might be in areas where the potential for civilian casualties is relatively high.

  • Rocket students prepare to start their engines

    Jul 22, 2010

    In early August, four teams from the Propulsion Technology Function of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center will take part in the 2nd Annual Rocket Wars during which they will present their designs, tell how they built their motors and then...fire them!

  • Students wage epic battle in miniature

    Jul 22, 2010

    GEMS II students defend their army and castle while battling two other teams with their hand assembled trebuchets and hand made ammo

  • Software Engineering director attains 50 years service

    Jul 21, 2010

    Dr. Bill Craig, AMRDEC Software Engineering Director, attains 50 years of government service. He is respected by his workforce.

  • Research Center Workers Run into Fitness Program

    Jul 21, 2010

    AMRDEC employees participate in Wellness and Fitness Program that runs from July to November. The goal is to have a healthier workforce.

  • Robots Kick Into Action during Soccer Match

    Jul 21, 2010

    AMRDEC Director Eric Edwards watches Gains in the Education of Matehmatics and Science students battle their robots during the soccer match.

  • CEER-T completes NVD reset for 172nd IBCT

    Jul 21, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHER, Germany - A Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Team completed the reset of more than 2,000 night vision devices for the 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team last month. The CEER-T is a field-level operation under the command and control of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (formerly the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command).

  • Army exercise decentralizes network, commander

    Jul 20, 2010

    The Brigade Combat Team Integration Exercise which concluded last week brought together engineers from the Army acquisition community, Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force and the Army's senior leaders who each experienced firsthand the Army's future tactical network at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • 4,400 participate in rare honor to the Watervliet Arsenal

    Jul 20, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL APPRECIATION NIGHT: More than 4,400 from the local community will participate in the honoring of the Watervliet Arsenal workforce during the 2nd Annual Arsenal Appreciation Night with the Tri-City ValleyCats Baseball Organization on Sunday, July 18. Not only will the ValleyCats read public affairs announcements throughout the game about the Arsenal, but also new commander, Colonel Mark Migaleddi will throw out the first pitch. Three hundred of the Arsenal's workforce will be invited onto the field for pregame recognition, as well as for unfurling a 50' National Flag and singing the National Anthem. The ValleyCats are the Houston Astro's minor league team based in Troy, N.Y.

  • River Assault 2010!

    Jul 19, 2010

  • 'Hell's Guest' Author Shares His Memories Of Bataan

    Jul 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the 1940s, world events took the life of a 16-year-old South Alabama country boy and turned him into a war hero.

  • Lasting Tribute To Pioneers Of Space Rocketry

    Jul 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There were 120 of them. Dr. Wernher von Braun wanted more. But, in the end, he settled for 120 German specialists in rocket metals and propulsion to join him in an American project that would forever change the nation's view of space exploration and transform Huntsville into a center for missile and space technology.

  • Munitions/Electronics School Visited By Ordnance Chief

    Jul 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Brig. Gen. Lynn Collyar, chief of Ordnance for the Army and commanding general of the Ordnance Center and Schools, has a message for Team Redstone - thank you, and job well done.

  • Top Doctor Joins Materiel Command

    Jul 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Mark Smith will say farewell to 12 years of service with the Army Medical Command at the Fox Army Health Center change of command ceremony on Friday. Yet, he won't be leaving the Army's medical community.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Achieves VPP Star Status

    Jul 16, 2010

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 15, 2010) - Corpus Christi Army Depot earned Star Status for excellence in employee safety and health following an on-site visit and evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Voluntary Protection Program achievement culminates a five-year effort to improve safety conditions for the workforce at the depot.

  • U.S. Army technologies to star at inaugural Maker Faire Detroit

    Jul 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command will engage Makers - techies and Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts - from all over the nation at Maker Faire Detroit, July 31-Aug. 1.

  • Maryland Students Spend Summer with Science

    Jul 16, 2010

    Encouraging students at a young age to further their education in science, technology, engineering and math in order to better their community is what the Research, Development and Engineering Command's Communications-Electronics Center math and science summer camps aim to do, according to Sgt. 1st Class Scheidt, a Non-Commissioned Officer for CERDEC.

  • Ripsaw demonstrates capabilities at APG

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Ripsaw, a prototype unmanned ground vehicle, proved to have "star power" as it displayed futuristic capabilities during a two-hour demonstration at an APG test range July 14.

  • The Umatilla Chemical Depot is helping the Tribal Native Plant

    Jul 16, 2010

    HERMISTON, Ore. - The Umatilla Chemical Depot is helping the Tribal Native Plant Nursery near Pendleton preserve and restore plants native to the shrub-steppe areas in northeast Oregon, such as land on the depot scorched by a wildfire last summer.

  • CCAD Fishermen Rescue Sailors from Certain Fate

    Jul 15, 2010

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 10, 2010) - What began as a calm summer morning to find 'reds' lurking in the shallows of Corpus Christi Bay north of the Naval Air Station, changed rapidly after two fishermen caught site of an odd-looking, green item bobbing a short distance from their boat.

  • Eye in the sky tracks explosives in transit

    Jul 15, 2010

    The Defense Transportation Tracking System is DOD's way of keeping tabs around the clock on various types of sensitive and hazardous materials in transit, also providing instant communication to help drivers, emergency responders and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) deal with unexpected situations.

  • ECC wraps up humanitarian mission in Haiti

    Jul 15, 2010

    The January earthquake that devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti initiated the immediate mobilization of Expeditionary Contracting Command contingency contracting officers.

  • Command team visits Poole's Island lighthouse

    Jul 14, 2010

    APG leadership took an afternoon expedition to a historic landmark here July 13, the lighthouse on Poole's Island on the Chesapeake Bay.

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