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  • Giving back to the community is itself a reward

    Apr 8, 2010

    A Department of the Army civilian will receive the Alabama A&M University Business and Industry of the Year award for her contributions to university students and the community. Dr. Claudette Owens, chief, Information and Computational Engineering Division, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, will receive her award during an annual gala April 8 at the Von Braun Center North Hall.

  • Army announces Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge winners

    Apr 8, 2010

    Last week, the U.S Army announced the winners of the inaugural Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge at the 2010 Defense GameTech Users' Conference.

  • SMDC Employee Recognized at DA Civilian of the Year Awards Dinner

    Apr 8, 2010

    At an awards dinner conducted April 6 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., Michael Connolly, director, Army Space Personnel Development Office, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, was recognized by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) for his work as a Department of the Army Civilian.

  • Chief of Staff cites goals to be met in 2011

    Apr 6, 2010

    The Army has succeeded in changing and adapting over the last few years, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. told leaders at the Pentagon.

  • AMC deputy visits APG, RDECOM

    Apr 5, 2010

    A senior Army Materiel Command leader paid an official visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground April 5 to get a better understanding of the installation's complex mission and its immediate and future requirements.

  • Gimme shelter: Structures to safeguard troops

    Apr 5, 2010

    LabTV: Engineers at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., design shelters that are energy-efficient - with LED lighting and solar panels - and easy-to-assemble - with inflatable tubes called air beams. These shelters are invisible at night.

  • Arsenal strength also comes from a sense of urgency

    Apr 5, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Although they aren't saying yet they have "mission complete," the end is drawing near for a little known team that has welded, fabricated, and assembled tens of thousands of armor kits for our warfighters. Due to their sense of urgency and commitment toward safeguarding our troops, this team is the Arsenal's Face of Strength.

  • Old, historic Watervliet Arsenal still excites the young

    Apr 5, 2010

    For far too many years, the Arsenal has been one of upstate New York's best kept secrets. After all, from the interstate that travels along the eastern edge of the Arsenal, today's drivers see a closed front gate that once had thousands of workers moving through it every day. So, for many folks, their perception was that the Arsenal had closed. But the Arsenal is not closed and never has been closed at any time since its opening in 1813. But for many, perceptions are facts. The Arsenal is trying to change those perceptions by slowing expanding access to the Arsenal through community outreach programs, such as those that attempt to help educate students, young and old.

  • Williams Remembers World War II Production Line

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A sign posted on Redstone Arsenal in the 1940s read, "What you see and what you hear -- when you leave, leave it here." For Pauline Williams, some days, that's hard to do.

  • Month Sheds Light On Military Child

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The planet Earth cannot contain the pride Emma Sweat, 5, has for her daddy. "I'm proud of him all the way to the moon!" Emma exclaimed. For the nearly 2 million children worldwide that are connected to the military in some way, this is their life - pride, patriotism, and at times, pain.

  • AMC Band Makes Big Sound

    Apr 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For those who know Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury, his first words during a special presentation as part of the Army Materiel Command Band's debut concert in Huntsville were very telling of the future. "It's good to be home," he said, looking out at an appreciative audience of about 150 who attended the AMC Band's Community Appreciation Concert on March 21 at Columbia High School.

  • Classic Editions of Redstone Rocket Go Online

    Apr 2, 2010

    For the first time, classic issues of the Redstone Rocket are now available online, thanks in part to the AMCOM Command Group's interest in preserving the history that's been captured in this award-winning publication. The Redstone Rocket has been continuously published in some shape, form or fashion -- with the assistance of various public affairs/public information offices -- since Feb. 5, 1952. Though technically an "unofficial authorized" publication, it has been the newspaper of record for Redstone Arsenal since its first printing.

  • Current role models 'write women back into history' at Monroe observance

    Apr 1, 2010

    Four extraordinary women of different calibers took the stage for the Women's History Observance March 29, a collaborative effort of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

  • Long Barracks gets long-awaited facelift, new mission - MICC Headquarters

    Apr 1, 2010

    Some of the oldest structures on Fort Sam Houston are in the midst of spit-and-polish cleaning and major renovations....More

  • AMC, RDECOM revive Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 1, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The first Sgt. Audie Murphy Club board to convene here since 2006 met today at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command headquarters with four noncommissioned officers seeking membership in the elite Soldier fraternity.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • Army science, technology command refines role

    Mar 30, 2010

    In an effort to refine the role of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in a continually transforming Army, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general, and his board of directors recently approved a new command vision, mission statement and organizational objectives.

  • Army's top enlisted visits Soldiers in Kosovo

    Mar 30, 2010

    The senior enlisted Soldier in the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visited Soldiers on the U.S. -led NATO mission in Kosovo March 27-28.

  • ARDEC briefs Secretary of the Army on precision mortars

    Mar 29, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Christopher Stout, an Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer partnered with Dave Lyon, Chief of the Guidance Technologies Branch at the Army Research Laboratory, to brief some of the Army's top officials at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Night Vision and Electronic Sensor Facility in Fort Belvoir, Va., March 15.

  • Picatinny team completes Bataan Memorial March

    Mar 29, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Bataan Death March held at White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, N.M., March 21, is in its 21st year recognizing a special group of World War II heroes that suffered brutality beyond that of which anyone can fathom.

  • DoD researchers dine with Jersey's junior scientists

    Mar 26, 2010

    Four New Jersey-based Department of Defense technology centers joined Monmouth University on March 25 to recognize top young researchers at the 2010 Monmouth Junior Science Symposium banquet at Fort Monmouth, N.J. MJSS is one of 48 DoD-sponsored Junior Science and Humanities Symposiums organized by universities across the country. It began in 1963 and reaches across its area communities to bring together teachers, students, mentors and sponsors.

  • American flag was 'point of safety' for mother, daughter held prisoner in Iran

    Mar 26, 2010

    In the last scene of the movie "Not Without My Daughter," an American flag is seen fluttering in the wind outside the U.S. embassy in Turkey.

  • Technicians deliver improved gear in record time

    Mar 25, 2010

    For Army pilots, telling the difference between people and the environment is vital to saving lives and accomplishing the mission. A high-tech device will soon give enhanced capabilities to differentiate the temperatures of different objects, such as the ground or water, and to show heat signatures.

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • Army scientists mentor students

    Mar 25, 2010

    In a room full of regional business and technology leaders at a breakfast meeting, two young faces stand out. These local high school students are preparing to explain their capstone research project to the March meeting of the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council.

  • ECBC, RDECOM employees connect with Warfighters

    Mar 22, 2010

    Two Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center employees led an inspired collection effort called Treats for Troops that resulted in 68 comfort packages being mailed March 22 to individual Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army, Apple meet to discuss hand-held solutions for Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2010

    Leaders from the Army's technology command visited Apple, Inc. to discuss the use of Apple products in Army business and battlefield operations.

  • Employment program offers opportunities

    Mar 22, 2010

    Keyla Kelly was a Soldier in the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division when an accident left her unable to continue her service in uniform and uncertain what the future would bring.

  • NCO finds night vision enlightening

    Mar 17, 2010

    Deep in a large research facility tucked away in a secure corner of the base, scientists and engineers are working to see in the dark. The magic is made possible by technology and a team of smart individuals.

  • Army leader tastes what's cookin' at Natick

    Mar 16, 2010

    Soldiers are eating better with help from new technologies. That was the message Army scientists delivered to the Army's civilian leader during a visit to research and development facilities here March 15.

  • Army secretary tours research, development facilities

    Mar 15, 2010

    Army Secretary John McHugh toured research and development facilities and received briefings and hands-on time with high-tech gear, including night vision devices, next generation batteries, extremely accurate mortar rounds, explosive device detection gear and the latest recipes for Soldier cuisine in the field.

  • Picatinny officials participate in portfolio ammo review

    Mar 15, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny officials met with the Army's top Acquisition, Logistics and Technology leaders, Army Material Command brass and other senior Army officials March 2 - 4 to discuss the current state of the Material Enterprise.

  • Delaware leadership fellows tour APG

    Mar 12, 2010

    Thirty-three Delaware leadership fellows gained insights into how the Army is transforming the region into a center for science and technology March 12 during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Cooperative research agreement focuses on reducing risk for Army modernization

    Mar 11, 2010

    The Army has partnered with a private corporation to share information and reduce risks. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications and electronics research center signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with DRS Tactical Systems to share research supporting risk reduction for Army modernization.

  • RDECOM NCOs synchronize, synergize at STTC

    Mar 11, 2010

    Sixty U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command noncommissioned officers and invited guests convened March 1-5 at the Simulation and Training Technology Center on the University of Central Florida campus for quarterly NCO Professional Development.

  • Army supports sciences, humanities symposium

    Mar 11, 2010

    "All cool technologies are made by scientists and engineers," said Gary Martin in his key note address at the 2010 Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Morgan State University.

  • Wounded Warrior visits RDECOM NCOPD

    Mar 10, 2010

    One of America's Wounded Warriors was an honored guest at the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development training March 1-5 at the Simulation & Training Technology Center on the University of Central Florida campus.

  • Army announces virtual worlds challenge finalists

    Mar 9, 2010

    This week, the U.S. Army announced finalists in a competition designed to uncover new potentials in virtual worlds. The Research, Development and Engineering Command's simulation and training center launched the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge in August 2009 to reach a global development community and explore innovative, interactive training and analysis solutions in virtual worlds.

  • Army debuts new tool to defeat IEDs

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center is set to unveil its newest technology to assist Soldiers in finding and disarming improvised explosive devices during a Florida conference later this month.

  • Light Antennas: Connecting light & electricity

    Mar 8, 2010

    LabTV: Scientists at the Army research lab in Natick, Mass., are creating tiny antennas inspired by the luna moth, which emits an infrared light to attract faraway mates. Nanotechnology researchers are using lasers to study carbon nanotubes.

  • Army realigns technical analysis functions

    Mar 8, 2010

    Army officials announced a realignment of its technical analysis operations last month, returning the Army Material Systems Analysis Activity, or AMSAA, to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Natick Garrison welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Mar 5, 2010

    With the passing of the noncommissioned officer sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen accepted the responsibility as the new U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Natick senior enlisted advisor.

  • RDECOM holds first executive coaching class

    Mar 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md - The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command kicked off a civilian employee professional development program March 4 at the Edgewood Conference Center. With 20 volunteer employees, the session focused on coaching and teamwork development during an eight-hour training session.

  • Army's first female four-star general visits Picatinny

    Mar 4, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - On March 2, the Army's first female four-star general visited Picatinny for the first time since assuming her current position in November 2008.

  • Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan to get new MultiCam uniforms, boots, gear

    Mar 2, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will be issued the new "MultiCam" fire-resistant Army Combat Uniform complete with new Mountain Combat Boots and MultiCam-patterned Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE, gear beginning in July.

  • Army solicits proposals for new combat vehicle

    Mar 2, 2010

    The Army released a request for proposal Feb. 25, for the Ground Combat Vehicle -- marking an official start for defense contractors to begin competing for the right to build the service's next combat vehicle.

  • G-6 launches 'Apps for the Army' challenge

    Mar 1, 2010

    The Army announced its first internal applications-development challenge. The program, called "Apps for the Army," or A4A, gives Army personnel the opportunity to demonstrate their software- development skills.

  • RDECOM wins technology transfer awards

    Feb 25, 2010

    The Federal Laboratory Consortium, a nationwide network of federal laboratories, announced winners for its prestigious Technology Transfer Award.

  • Army looks to speed up technology transfer

    Feb 24, 2010

    Some of the Army's top science and technology leaders said they are changing how they think and act so they can transfer new technology solutions to warfighters at the speed Soldiers themselves are facing an evolving threat on the battlefield.

  • Army Technology Live debuts free iPhone app

    Feb 22, 2010

    The Army's official science and technology blog released a free iPhone application Feb. 19. The application puts Army technology news, social media and job postings in one location.

  • RDECOM commander challenges students to serve

    Feb 20, 2010

    Major General Nick Justice challenged a group of several hundred engineering students to take the next step on the path to exciting, valuable and meaningful lives by coming to work for Army as civilians engineering battlefield solutions for Soldiers.

  • RDECOM recruits at BEYA conference

    Feb 20, 2010

    Hundreds of students from an eight-state area learned about civilian opportunities in the science, technology and engineering fields and during a presentation here today by Research, Development and Engineering Command Executive Deputy Commander Gary Martin.

  • RDECOM leader addresses BEYA Conference

    Feb 19, 2010

  • RDECOM leader addresses education audience

    Feb 19, 2010

    Hundreds of students from an eight-state area learned about civilian opportunities in the science, technology and engineering fields and during a presentation here today by Research, Development and Engineering Command Executive Deputy Commander Gary Martin.

  • STTC deploys Hip-Pocket Training to Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

    The STTC Combat Medical Card Game has been deployed to joint service medical units operating in Haiti. The game is used for "hip pocket training" by combat medics during after duty hours and mission lulls. The game is used to "refresh" critical combat life saving skills by providing a lost-cost training aid that is easily distributed and transported into remote combat areas and austere operating areas in support of Army humanitarian missions.

  • Making science, technology, engineering and math fun

    Feb 17, 2010

    Did you know since 2002, the U.S. Army has awarded more than $6.7 million in prize money to top American students' Whoever said science, technology, engineering or math isn't fun has never had an opportunity to see the exciting things Army scientists and engineers do on a daily basis or participate in an eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground readies for transformation

    Feb 16, 2010

    About 150 people gathered at the Top of the Bay Club Feb. 16 for an Association of the United States Army luncheon. Major Gen. Nick Justice, Aberdeen Proving Ground Installation Commander, and Research, Development and Engineering Command Commanding General, told the group about Army transformation.

  • Army begins planning for annual integrated capabilities event

    Feb 12, 2010

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Gibbs Hall, Feb. 2-4, to begin preparations for the Army's largest C4ISR system-of-systems, integrated capabilities event to date - C4ISR OTM Event 2010. More than 100 government, industry and academic organizations participated in last year's event, and 11 Army Technology Objectives and 10 technology-base programs leveraged the venue. Conference sessions were focused on C4ISR OTM E10 guidance and campaign goals, overviews of PM C4ISR OTM capabilities and facilities, briefings of proposed technologies for exercise inclusion, and break-out sessions for the 122 attending technical providers to collaborate or discuss their proposals with the PM's personnel.

  • Hand-made textiles to provide a touch of home

    Feb 10, 2010

    The Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Command, (NSRDEC) provides everything the Soldier eats, carries, is sheltered in and wears for protection. The NSRDEC Director, Dr. Marilyn Freeman is starting a new voluntary project entitled Touch of Home that will start on Feb. 17.

  • Justice celebrates 40 years of service

    Feb 9, 2010

    During a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), Maj. Gen. Nickolas Justice, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) celebrated a milestone in his military career.

  • RDECOM welcomes newcomers

    Feb 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed 34 new civilian employees with a newcomer's briefing Feb. 4 at the Edgewood Conference Center. The event gave unit leaders an opportunity to explain the RDECOM mission and setup new employees for success.

  • Picatinny community pulls together to help Marine Corps family devasted by fire

    Feb 4, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Marine Sgt. Eddie Rosa and his wife Maddie were returning home from Philadelphia with their three children and a nephew when they received the shocking news that their home was being destroyed by fire.

  • Picatinny officials host groundbreaking ceremonies for two new Naval facilities

    Feb 4, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Officials broke ground for two new Naval facilities during two separate ceremonies here Jan. 27.

  • Army R&D, PEO partner to train deploying Soldiers on new technology

    Feb 3, 2010

    At the request of 1st Army East, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center Warfighter Support Office and the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications Tactical Northeast Regional Response Center trained the Vermont National Guard's 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team "Mountain" on the Global Rapid Response Information Package. Very few brigades in the Army have been trained on the GRRIP, and the 86th is the first National Guard Brigade to receive this training. 1st Army East had difficulties finding subject matter experts because the GRRIP is not part of a program of record so it has no formal Army support system.

  • Deputy's move signals 'gravitational' shift

    Feb 1, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The top civilian employee of the CECOM LCMC will begin work Feb. 1 in temporary office space at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md., a critical milestone in a series of events that will center the 8,500-person-strong command at its new location later this year.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command's Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command has been providing world-wide support to the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

  • RDECOM's top NCO addresses Sergeants Major Academy

    Jan 28, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin spoke to the Sergeants Major Academy graduating class at Fort Bliss, Texas Jan. 26. Marin is the senior noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Raven Takes Flight For North

    Jan 28, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Test Area 3 became the scene of a popular Fox news show Jan. 19 during a visit by retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North. The highly decorated and once controversial Marine officer is now a political commentator, bestselling author and television host of "War Stories with Oliver North" on the Fox News Channel. During his Redstone Arsenal visit, the Fox cameras were focused on the Raven unmanned aircraft system, and the Soldiers and Program Executive Office for Aviation employees behind its success on the battlefield.

  • How we finish defines who we are

    Jan 28, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Prior to 1908, the Olympic Games were not much more than a side-show. But somehow in 1908, when the Games were suddenly moved from Rome to London due to an erupting volcano, the modern games came into being. Some say it was due to a little known event called the Marathon Race that ignited the excitement and sports talk around the world. The point we should take from this story is not so much on where we finish, but how we conducted ourselves during the race.

  • "No-knob" radio: the future of Warfighter communications'

    Jan 27, 2010

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Software Defined Radio lab will work with the Navy Research Lab to transfer previous development done on the Joint Tactical Radio System to the GNU Radio's open source, free software environment.

  • JLTV Prototype Builds Underway

    Jan 27, 2010

    The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV Technology Development phase industry teams have begun to build government prototypes, engineering an unprecedented blend of mobility, payload capacity and survivability -- building a light tactical vehicle that will withstand IED attacks, drive quickly through diverse terrain and transport beneath a CH-47 or CH-53 helicopter.

  • University of Delaware, RDECOM enter into partnership

    Jan 26, 2010

    NEWARK, Delaware - The University of Delaware and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command entered into a formal partnership in a campus ceremony Tuesday Jan. 26.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT scientist part of program team nominated for JHPSSL award

    Jan 26, 2010

    Dr. Brian Strickland, chief scientist, directed energy applications, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, has been recognized by Aviation Week magazine as a part of the Army/High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office Joint High-Power Solid State Laser program team selected as a finalist for the 2009 Aviation Week magazine's Laureate Award in the Information Technology/Electronics category.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • U.S. Army CERDEC deploys security technology to Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    U.S. Army CERDEC is deploying an engineer and its Cerberus surveillance systems to aid Haitian humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts following the recent 7.0-magnitude earthquake. They are scheduled to deploy with the 82nd Airborne Division. While Cerberus's official function in Haiti is still unknown, the system has the ability to provide security to areas such as airports that house relief supplies.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command reaches out to aid Haiti

    Jan 21, 2010

  • CERDEC team encourages future scientists

    Jan 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. hosted local students Nov. 24 for a laboratory tour. The tour is part of the Army's ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Anniston Army Depot Web site gets new design

    Jan 21, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot has launched a newly designed public Web site. On Jan. 13, the Directorate of Information Management replaced the years-old home page with a new one, which is the handy work of information technology specialist Nick Thomas.

  • New global network to reshape Army

    Jan 19, 2010

    Known mainly for its role in infantry, the Army is transforming to a service which is also information-technology based.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The Caribbean country of Haiti was devastated last week by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, prompting U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten to declare a disaster due to the effects of the earthquake. The Government of Haiti estimates that at least 65,000 people perished in the disaster, the U.N. approximates that at least three million people are affected and the International Organization for Migration reports that roughly 200,000 Haitians have been displaced.

  • Communication technologies could prove to be vital assets in ongoing military operations

    Jan 19, 2010

    The U.S. Army's Acquisition Executive said communication technologies slated to field in the next several years, such as Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) and Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T), could prove to be vital assets in the ongoing war in Afghanistan -- speaking to an audience of industry and military professionals on Jan. 14 at the ninth annual "Army IT Day" put on by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association of Northern Virginia.

  • A day with the SYSPAC

    Jan 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The System Safety Policy Action Committee conducted its regular meeting at the U.S. Army Missile and Aviation Life Cycle Management Command Safety Office here, Jan. 12-13.

  • Picatinny welcomes new child care facility during Army Family Covenant signing

    Jan 15, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Installation Families got their first glimpse of Picatinny's new $5 million School Age Services and Youth Services Facility during a Army Family Covenant signing and town hall meeting at the facility here Dec. 17, 2009.

  • Picatinny employee promoted to Senior Executive Service

    Jan 15, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny community welcomed employee James Shields as the newest member of the Army's Senior Executive Service during a ceremony here Jan. 11.

  • Safety Award

    Jan 14, 2010

    Ken Rose was honored by John Manfre, safety director, U.S. Army Materiel Command for his two years of service as chairman for AMC System Safety Policy Action Committee during a committee meeting, Jan. 12 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Employees prep for transfer to new DLA tenant organization

    Jan 14, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna employees transferring to a new tenant organization were notified recently as part of the shift of the supply, storage and distribution (SS&D) function from the Army to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • Employees prep for transfer to new DLA tenant organization

    Jan 14, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna employees transferring to a new tenant organization were notified recently as part of the shift of the supply, storage and distribution (SS&D) function from the Army to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • AMC Band breaks ground on state-of-the-art training facility at Redstone

    Jan 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band held the official groundbreaking of their new facility here Jan. 12. "What a great event. This marks the last ground breaking for our BRAC construction projects (at Redstone Arsenal). We are so glad you could be here and a part of it," said Col. Robert M. Pastorelli, Redstone Arsenal commander.

  • The Art and Science to Transforming Manufacturing Space

    Jan 14, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With all the strategy of a world championship chess match, the Watervliet Arsenal is transforming underutilized manufacturing space into state-of-the-art capability. Machine by machine, square foot by square foot, the Arsenal is, through a program called the Capital Improvement Program or CIP methodically opening up floor space for advanced machining. Through CIP, the Arsenal will significantly improve its capability to manufacture legacy and future weapon systems.

  • All-American Bowl showcases Army opportunities

    Jan 13, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO - The best student athletes from across the nation assembled in San Antonio, Texas last week for the 2010 All-American Bowl. This annual football game puts high school football players in a classic East - West competition hosted by the U.S. Army.

  • Water damages cars, asphalt at USASMDC/ARSTRAT headquarters

    Jan 13, 2010

    A water main ruptured Tuesday morning causing immediate flooding of the east parking lot at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

  • Fort Monmouth reviews Year of the NCO

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The Monmouth Message newspaper published profiles of several NCOs during the past year as part of the Year of the NCO.

  • Soldiers see through walls

    Jan 13, 2010

    Entering a building and clearing rooms may become much safer for Soldiers in combat as Army scientists continue to develop Sense-Through-The-Wall technology to increase situational awareness.

  • Contracting commands welcome two of the Army's newest general officers

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army has passed another plateau toward its goal of improving Army contracting with the promotions of two general officers. The promotions of Stephen B. Leisenring and Joseph L. Bass are important steps in adhering to the recommendations made in the Gansler Commission Report of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations. Leisenring is the commander of the Mission and Installation Command, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Bass is the commander of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va. The ECC and the MICC are subordinate commands of the Army Contracting Command, a major subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command. ACC has two out of three of its general officer positions that were recommended as part of the Gansler Commission findings in place.

  • Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

    Jan 12, 2010

    Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application created by the team that developed the Army's Web site, www.Army.mil.

  • Translation device eases communication problems

    Jan 8, 2010

    The language barrier between American Soldiers and Iraqi and Afghan civilians on the battlefield is one step closer to tumbling as engineers continue to design technology like the "Phraselator."

  • Focused On Soldier Mission

    Jan 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Building relationships - between military organizations; among Soldiers, civilians and contractors; throughout the Redstone community; and with city, state and national leaders - has been and will continue to be the key to meeting mission success for the Aviation and Missile Command. No Army organization stands alone. AMCOM's commander, Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, knows that it's his organization's ability to build teaming relationships that will sustain success in providing Soldiers with the best aviation and missile systems during a time of uptempo support, tight budgets, high expectations and fast turnaround programs

  • Students tour Army Strong Zone

    Jan 8, 2010

    Hundreds of high school students looked on as the Ripsaw MS2 kicked up mud and ran through automobiles, just one of several different technology displays the kids witnessed at the Army Strong Zone today.

  • Wounded warriors compete with student athletes

    Jan 8, 2010

    The best high school athletes in the nation took to the field for pre-game competitions Jan. 6 side-by-side with some VIP sponsors -- wounded Army warriors.

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