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  • 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.

  • Value of contracting specialist goes beyond developing contracts

    Oct 4, 2010

    The value of government contracting specialists extends well beyond their expertise in developing contracts that are fair to both the government and the supplier. They are also the watchdogs for contracts in place and are entrusted with ensuring the performance of the contract is ethical and legal. Each year, government contracting specialists, Soldiers and civilians identify unlawful practices that save the government millions of dollars.

  • Growing Up In The Engineering World

    Oct 1, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For an engineer who first tested his mettle on the aviation and missile systems of Redstone Arsenal in the 1980s, being assigned to the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is like going home.

  • Howe brothers bring Discovery Channel to Natick

    Sep 30, 2010

    Geoff and Mike Howe, stars of "Howe and Howe Tech" on the Discovery Channel, came with a crew to film an episode featuring the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) expected to air in November. John Harlow reports.

  • APG celebrates Hispanic Heritage Sept. 29

    Sep 30, 2010

    Music, traditional dance and sumptuous food were the order of the day at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Hispanic Celebration Sept. 29 at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center.

  • Pepper-spray training prepares USAG-Natick security guards

    Sep 30, 2010

    It's one thing to apply training to a realistic situation. It's quite another to do it while your vision and breathing are compromised.

  • Army partners with University of Maryland for R&D

    Sep 29, 2010

    The U.S. Army and the University of Maryland entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement at the school's Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building Sept. 28.

  • Harford Community College opens training center on APG

    Sep 29, 2010

    A 2,325 square-foot training facility marks Harford Community College's commitment to the training needs of Army civilians and contractors who work with garrison-supported organizations.

  • ARDEC receives permanent symbol of Army appreciation

    Sep 29, 2010

    A permanent symbol of excellence normally associated with combat units was affixed to the U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) organizational flag in a Superior Unit Award streamer ceremony here Sept. 22.

  • Chiarelli visits CTSF to determine way ahead, possible mission expansion

    Sep 29, 2010

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army Vice Chief of Staff, spent the better part of four hours at the CTSF, touring the facility, and discussing his views of the work the CTSF should be doing, and what it now does under its current mission as defined in a 2007 execution order.

  • ARDEC technology demo day reaches out to law enforcement, academia

    Sep 29, 2010

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) partnered with professors and grad students from the New Jersey Institute of Technology during a joint technology demonstration day here Sept. 22.

  • USAG-Natick holds mass-casualty exercise

    Sep 29, 2010

    Wounded civilians and Soldiers lay across the lawn and on the stairway in front of Johnson Barracks at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Army reviews acquisition process

    Sep 29, 2010

    The Army is taking a critical look at how it acquires and manages equipment and services. A team from the Army Acquisition Review visited here Sept. 28, touring facilities and interviewing military officials.

  • Commander's Corner: Community Involvement

    Sep 29, 2010

    Greetings to the entire Aberdeen Proving Ground community. I want to take this opportunity to tell you some of the exciting things happening at APG. We continue to rapidly move forward with the Base Realignment and Closure process.

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Sep 28, 2010

    Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but Installation Management Command safety officials, from headquarters to garrison level, say such concerns remain a constant priority.

  • Army talks communication priorities with industry

    Sep 28, 2010

    Leveraging commercial technologies for the Army's future was what industry representatives wanted to discuss at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association monthly luncheon at the Ritz Carlton Hotel here Sept. 27.

  • Picatinny engineer earns DoD recognition for service to NJ Hispanic community

    Sep 28, 2010

    A Picatinny engineer was recognized by the Department of Defense this month in the nation's capital for his lasting accomplishments both in the lab and in his community. A member of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) for the last 21 years, Sam Perez was the only U.S. Army civilian to earn the 2010 LATINA Style Distinguished Service Award.

  • NSSC Soldiers train at Fort Devens

    Sep 28, 2010

    As she strained to be heard above the sounds of simulated gunfire just yards away, Staff Sgt. Brooke Green talked about how different this all was from her normal duties at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Seven Questions For New Commander

    Sep 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers talks about his first few days on the job as the new commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal.

  • milWiki for Strategic Communications

    Sep 27, 2010

  • AMRDEC receives Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 27, 2010

    For support to the Warfighter, the Aviation and Missile, Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Army Superior Unit Award streamer here Sept. 23.

  • In support of our service members, Morris County vows to commit

    Sep 24, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Local elected officials, business owners and military personnel gathered at the Parsippany Sheraton Hotel Sept. 13 for a Morris County Chamber of Commerce luncheon where the 2010 Army Community Covenant was signed.

  • ECBC hosts local teachers for 'Math Quest'

    Sep 23, 2010

    Cecil County Public School math teachers receive professional development at ECBC and interact with subject-matter experts.

  • RDECOM earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 23, 2010

    Nine out of 10 is a pretty good record. That's what the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command achieved in 2007, when the organization developed nine of the Army's top 10 greatest inventions of the year.

  • RDECOM NCOs convene for training, award ceremony

    Sep 22, 2010

    Noncommissioned officers from RDECOM gathered at APG for professional development training Sept. 13-17, to better understand how science enables the Warfighters' mission.

  • Yesterday meets tomorrow at NSSC

    Sep 22, 2010

    Former Soldiers saw how future Soldiers will be equipped when the 25th Infantry Division Association visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center Sept. 16 as part of its annual reunion.

  • AMC commander tours emerging high-tech campus

    Sep 22, 2010

    General Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), and AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger toured the emerging Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Center of Excellence campus. The tour was hosted by Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commanding general of the U. S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and other senior CECOM leaders.

  • Using Lean Six Sigma and Predictive Modeling to Determine Optimal Sustainment Parameters for Systems

    Sep 22, 2010

    Article discusses a Lean Six Sigma project the Project Manager completed which garnered huge savings in dealing with the use of field support rerpresentatives for RAID systems.

  • PCBs removed at Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Sep 22, 2010

    When a towering crane pulled a dredging barge out of Pegan Cove, swung it through an opening in the tree line and deposited it onto the adjacent parking lot at Natick Soldier Systems Center on the morning of Sept. 9, the most visible part of a $2.8 million PCB cleanup was complete.

  • Hold the batteries! Benet Labs engineers awarded "round counter" patent

    Sep 21, 2010

    With each round fired from a mortar or a gun tube, the weapon inches closer to its demise. When each round is fired, damage accumulates in the tube. Reach a certain threshold and the tube may fail. "It could be catastrophic," said Mark Johnson, electronics engineer with the Benet Laboratories, Armament Technologies Division at the Watervliet Arsenal in N.Y.

  • Army lauds achievements of RDECOM scientists

    Sep 17, 2010

    Six U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command laboratories and 111 employees have been named 2009 Research and Development Achievement Award winners.

  • ARDEC to receive national recognition with Superior Unit Award Sept. 22

    Sep 17, 2010

    The U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) will be permanently marked as a superior unit in a formal military ceremony that recognizes its contributions to saving countless lives and providing dominant capability, here, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m.

  • Army honors research, development command at APG ceremony

    Sep 16, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" Under warm, sunny skies today at Aberdeen Proving GroundAca,!a,,cs Fanshaw Field, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of the Army Materiel command, honored the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command when she presented it with a Superior Unit Award.

  • Device helps Soldiers communicate with Afghan citizens

    Sep 16, 2010

    The TransTac device, which will be fielded for the first time to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) to Afghanistan before the end of the calendar year, will be used by Soldiers to translate English to Dari or English to Pashto, and vice-versa.

  • AMC commander tours Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Sep 16, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army's senior logistician toured here Sept. 16 meeting with military officials, speaking with Soldiers and civilian employees and viewing the transformation on the installation.

  • Howe Brothers bring Discovery Channel to Natick

    Sep 15, 2010

    A pair of identical twin brothers from Maine, accustomed to challenging themselves and their exotic equipment and then airing the results on television, found much to their liking in a Sept. 13 visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center. Geoff and Mike Howe, stars of "Howe and Howe Tech" on the Discovery Channel, came to Natick with a crew to film an episode featuring the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) expected to air in November.

  • Howe Brothers visit Natick

    Sep 15, 2010

    A pair of identical twin brothers from Maine, accustomed to challenging themselves and their exotic equipment and then airing the results on television, found much to their liking in a Sept. 13 visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Army hosts DOD, Indian delegation to discuss future R&D collaboration

    Sep 14, 2010

    The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force met with an Indian delegation at Fort Monmouth, N.J. to discuss potential collaboration efforts in emerging information and command and control technologies, Aug 31 - Sept. 3. Government, industry and academia representatives from both countries presented research and discussed projects in the areas of service-oriented architecture, intelligent agents, language translation and artificial intelligence technologies.

  • RDECOM to receive U.S. Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 14, 2010

    RDECOM and its subordinate organizations will receive the Army Superior Unit Award during a Sept. 16 ceremony at APG's Fanshaw Field. The Superior Unit Award streamer will be added to each element's colors, and the element's director will receive award lapel pins for every person in the organization.

  • Research center completes project

    Sep 13, 2010

    Members of Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space and the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Program Integration Facility recently completed an upgrade to the Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Launcher system by adapting it to the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from its original platform the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.

  • 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.


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  • 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.