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  • Stars align at the Watervliet Arsenal

    May 18, 2009

    Most press releases and news stories regarding U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody highlight the fact that she is the first female officer of any U.S. service to reach the rank of general. To those at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal who prepared for a visit Friday from this four-star general, her historical achievement had no bearing on what the command would brief or what the leadership would show during her quick, five-hour visit.

  • Army destroys 60 percent of U.S. chemical weapons

    May 16, 2009

  • ARL volunteers encouraging students' participation in science, engineering

    May 16, 2009

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory volunteers are helping to give a number of high school students the opportunity to work with robotics technology and may help them get college scholarships in preparation for careers in science and engineering.

  • APG Post chapel hails senior NCOs

    May 16, 2009

  • 'Best of the Best:' 20th Support Command (CBRNE) selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 16, 2009

  • Holt assumes command of ATC

    May 16, 2009

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • RIA-JMTC rolls out first FRAG Kit 6

    May 13, 2009

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center rolled the newest armor kit to protect our warfighters Friday. The Fragmentation Kit Six or FRAG Kit 6, is the latest armor protection set for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs M1151 HMMWV.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Developing leaders is job 1 at TRADOC

    May 12, 2009

    The operational environment of the future will present the Army and its leaders with hybrid threats, increased complexity and increased challenges that arise, when confronting an adaptive enemy, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command in a May 12 speech to the Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Iron medics test their skills during EFMB

    May 12, 2009

  • Rebuilding Community Relations One Band at a Time

    May 11, 2009

    It may be hard to measure the impact the 42-Soldier Army Materiel Command Band had in the New York Capital District area as they performed two concerts on 7 and 8 May, but many might say the effect was powerful. Nine months ago, when the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal's leadership began to reenergize its community relations program, it turned to its higher headquarters, the Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., for help. And, boy did AMC deliver, said John Snyder, public affairs officer for the Arsenal.

  • 2009 Mid-America Army Ball to celebrate 234 years of service

    May 8, 2009

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, along with the Army Element of U.S. Transportation Command and the Human Resources Command in St. Louis, is hosting the 2009 Mid-America Army Ball Saturday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront Hotel, St. Louis, Mo.

  • AMC Band to pay tribute to local military

    May 8, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc The 40-Soldier U.S. Army Materiel Command Band from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., will perform this week at a citywide concert in Watervliet and will also kickoff the Albany Tulip Festival as part of a "Tribute to the Military" traveling program.

  • NSRDEC director named 2008 John W. Macy, Jr., Award winner

    May 8, 2009

    On May 1 Dr. Susan Duncan, deputy assistant G-1 for civilian personnel, announced Edward J. Doucette, director, Warfighter Protection and Aerial Delivery Directorate, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, winner of the 2008 John W. Macy, Jr., Award.

  • Army saves fuel and lives by bringing new life to an old technology

    May 7, 2009

    The Army is taking steps now to save fuel by revitalizing a 40-year old insulation method. But this method does more than decrease fuel consumption; it also helps save lives.

  • Partnership with NASCAR team brings technology benefits to Soldiers

    May 7, 2009

    The Army has a partnership with NASCAR team Roush-Fenway Racing to discover and test technologies that can transfer from the race track to the battlefield.

  • Command boards get a makeover

    May 7, 2009

    The board is also broken up into eight panels, showing different time periods on APG from 1917 to current. These time periods are: World War I, Inter-War Period, World War II, The Vietnam War, The Cold War, Operation Desert Shield/Storm and the Global War on Terrorism.

  • CHPPM epidemiologists monitor H1N1 flu incidence

    May 7, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM (CBRNE) helps mold young patriots at Churchville Elementary School

    May 7, 2009

  • APG NCO, Soldier of the Year announced

    May 7, 2009

    Sgt. Elizabeth Thompson of the 1st Army Medical Laboratory is the APG NCO of the Year and Spc. Benjamin Salazar of Company B, 22nd Chemical Battalion, is the APG Soldier of the Year.

  • Flu cases continue to increase; officials urge care

    Apr 30, 2009

    Update to H1N1 flu article

  • APG Armed Forces Day activities set for May 16

    Apr 29, 2009

    APG will showcase what the armed forces are doing today and honor those who have come before us and those who lost their lives defending this country

  • Former POW provides unique perspective to NCO Academy students

    Apr 29, 2009

    Former Iraq War POW and current APG NCO Instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools shares experiences with students

  • General Passes on Love of Reading

    Apr 28, 2009

    MG Raymond Mason, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command made a special trip to Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, April 17 to promote reading and the month of the military child.

  • Army Awards Contract to Build "Phase Two" Campus Facility

    Apr 27, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $102,015,000 contract to James G. Davis Construction Corp., April 20, to build the Command and Control and Communications Network Transport (C2CNT)-East facility on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Army "On-the-move" team takes first in Jersey Shore Relay

    Apr 24, 2009

    U.S. Army product manager at Fort Monmouth, N.J., took a break from planning for its annual integrated technology demonstration to support Special Olympics in the 13th Annual Jersey Shore Relay April 18.

  • Arsenal's Spartan 14: Elitist without elitism

    Apr 23, 2009

    Among the nearly 600 Watervliet Arsenal employees is a small group of adventurists who should be called the Spartan 14. These 14 are not exactly like King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, but don't think that these select few are anything other than warriors who readily accept risk when others may take the safer road. These elite machinists make up the Arsenal's prototype components development team.

  • CERDEC NCO earns RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 22, 2009

    After four days of rigorous competition, Sgt. Matthew R. Phelan of the Communications-Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at Fort Monmouth, N.J., was chosen as the NCO of the Year for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM).

  • A penny for your thoughts and more at Watervliet

    Apr 21, 2009

  • AMC announces top 10 employees of 2008

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command has selected the 10 winners of the 2008 "Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding AMC Personnel."

  • Picatinny inducts NCOs into elite brotherhood

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - 74 Soldiers from the Garden and Empire states were recognized during an NCO induction ceremony here April 4.

  • Picatinny Marines return home

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - 145 Marines from Company G, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, returned home to Picatinny April 10.

  • Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Thirty-three Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees received 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards here Tuesday.

  • Lessons learned at JRTC for Old Guard Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - "RPG! RPG! Get out of the way!!" A Soldier yells to his comrades in the Afghanistan National Army as they look his way, confused, not understanding what he is yelling about.

  • Army Team C4ISR Provides Employment Opportunities for Wounded Warriors

    Apr 17, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Team Command, Control Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (Forward) is reaching out to the nation's wounded warriors through the Army Wounded Warrior Program

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

    Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division, seeks Veterans for Civilian positions.

  • Harbormaster Transition a Materiel Enterprise Success Story

    Apr 14, 2009

    In the spirit of diligent stewardship, the Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center's (CERDEC) Command and Control Directorate (C2D) leveraged its congressional plus-up funding to provide the R&D dollars needed by a program of record to move essential technology to the production stage.

  • Phelan honored as RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 14, 2009

    After a week of exams, essays, exercise and extra studying came exhilaration for Sgt. Matthew Phelan as he was selected as the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. A communications NCO with the Communications Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Phelan preserved to edge out the other competitors.

  • Phelan honored as RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 14, 2009

    After a week of exams, essays, exercise and extra studying came exhilaration for Sgt. Matthew Phelan as he was selected as the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • PM C4ISR OTM Finalizes Planning for Integrated Technology Demonstration

    Apr 13, 2009

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Fort Dix, March 31-April 2, to finalize plans for an Army-sponsored, integrated technology event.

  • Strength in Diversity

    Apr 9, 2009

    This United States has been called the great American melting pot. It is a metaphor to explain how the ingredients of the many races, ethnicities, religions and creeds found in America can come together to become stronger than any one ingredient alone. The melting pot brings us together and changes us into a stronger people.

  • Watervliet Arsenal makes being a tanker cool

    Apr 6, 2009

    Think of the Soldiers who must button-up in a heavily reinforced armored vehicle in such places as Iraq and Kuwait without air conditioning. In this extreme heat environment, they must remain cool, at least in an emotional sense, because the battlefield information they must quickly decipher and the split decisions they must make require Soldiers and leaders to remain calm and collected regardless of the harsh operating environment. This is where the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal comes in to make our troops cooler.

  • EXFOR Soldiers test Land Warrior System

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Maneuver Battle Lab completed its limited objective experiment with the Land Warrior System March 20. Soldiers in A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Experimentation Force began the experiment March 2. They completed five missions at three different levels: not using the Land Warrior System, using it as only at the squad level and using it at the squad and team level.

  • Army Rushes FRAG 7 to the Field

    Apr 2, 2009

    U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will have a little more protection for the HMMWV soon as Product Manager, Light Tactical Vehicles (PM, LTV) fields Fragmentation Kit Seven (FRAG 7) to the Army's work horse, the M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV, just in time for the SURGE.

  • Mentor programs key to future APG workforce

    Mar 31, 2009

  • OC&S begins final countdown

    Mar 31, 2009

    Article describes the itinerary for the final Ordnance Week at Aberdeen Proving Ground prior to the BRAC move to Fort Lee later this year.

  • Who made America great'

    Mar 31, 2009

    As our country struggles to stave off the collapse of our economic system, in a small postage stamp parcel of land in upstate New York is the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal where economic survival is doing what has made America great Aca,!aEURc manufacturing quality products that last.

  • Blood drive scheduled for Wednesday

    Mar 30, 2009

    Blood scheduled for APG.

  • Feelin' the burn: Picatinny Soldiers sweat it out with Marines

    Mar 30, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Soldiers and Marines here workout together in a combined service physical training session on March 11.

  • BRAC: Army Team C4ISR Town Hall provides information at fingertips for relocating employees

    Mar 30, 2009

    In preparation for the upcoming summer relocation of more than 700 Fort Monmouth employees, Col. Augustus Owens, deputy commander of CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (Forward), held a town hall meeting March 25 at the Edgewood Conference Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Employees slated to leave Fort Monmouth, N.J., as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law implementation attended the meeting via video teleconferencing from APG.

  • Pay banding for intelligence mission

    Mar 25, 2009

    About 400 civilians at Redstone will convert to the Defense Department's new personnel system for intelligence workers. The Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System was explained in a town hall meeting March 17 at Bob Jones Auditorium. An estimated 150 people attended. "DCIPS is a human resource tool authorized under Title 10 giving the Secretary of Defense the authority to hire, develop and retain a diverse, versatile and highly-qualified work force to perform both the defense and national intelligence missions," said Yolanda Watson, chief of the Intelligence Personnel Management Office, headquarters Department of Army, DCS G-2.

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Natural Resource Program Takes Home Award

    Mar 20, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-Army conservation efforts here and across Oahu gained national exposure, Thursday, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) presented U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) with the 2008 Military Conservation Partner Award.

  • Army Led Solid State Laser Science & Technology Effort Achieves 100kW

    Mar 20, 2009

    A Joint solid state laser (SSL) Science & Technology effort executed by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has achieved weapon level (100kW+) performance in the laboratory. This accomplishment marks the first time that a SSL has achieved the level of performance required for weapon applications of interest to the Army. A 100kW laser can rapidly heat a target causing various catastrophic effects, such as exploding a warhead or airframe failure.

  • Department of Defense Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award

    Mar 20, 2009

    For the Army's civilian winner of the 2009 Department of Defense Women's History Month Foreign Language and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award serving her country, giving back to her community, and helping students of all ages build a future is part of the job-a job she loves.

  • Stop-Loss stops in January, Army leaders say

    Mar 18, 2009

    That Army plans to phase out its reliance on stop-loss by January, Army leaders say.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • 'No Thin Skin' - Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

    Mar 18, 2009

    The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose - to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general. The observer trainers are part of Operations Group Sierra Fox, a specialized unit of combined arms experts from the Battle Command Training Program out of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The group was formed as part of Army Transformation to oversee and train theater sustainment commands, expeditionary sustainment commands, and other support and functional brigades.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • RDECOM top NCO sees promise in the Year of the NCO

    Mar 16, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin said he is proud of the fact that 2009 has been named the Year of the NCO by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and that he is proud of the installation's Year of the NCO kickoff ceremony that was held at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center Feb. 24.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM NCO speaks to legislators

    Mar 13, 2009

    20th Spt Cmd (CBRNE) NCO speaks to Maryland legislators for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

  • APG & RDECOM top NCO sees promise in Year of NCO

    Mar 13, 2009

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • RDECOM NCOs gather to conduct quarterly training at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Mar 13, 2009

    United in focus and in their mission, the noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Research Development and Engineering Command gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground to conduct their quarterly professional development training.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • RDECOM NCOs gather to conduct quarterly training and Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Mar 12, 2009

  • Economy hurting your wallet' Save money commuting by ride sharing

    Mar 11, 2009

    Picatinny Arsenal - Federal employees here can earn $120 per month for taking advantage of the federal van-pool program.

  • RDECOM NCOs conduct quarterly training at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Mar 11, 2009

    United in focus and in their mission, the noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Research Development and Engineering Command gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground to conduct their quarterly professional development training.

  • Picatinny Arsenal NCO oath

    Mar 11, 2009

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at www.afrcresorts.com

  • NSSC Scores Touchdown with Year of the NCO Kickoff Event

    Mar 9, 2009

    Short article describing the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center's Year of the NCO kickoff event.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Begins Command Post Exercise

    Mar 9, 2009

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) continued its path toward validation as a fully operational capable command, deploying its forward command post (FCP) here for a command post exercise (CPX), which began March 9.

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • RDECOM at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Mar 4, 2009

    Video package from the BEYA awards

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

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    Mar 3, 2009

  • Cyber-recruiting

    Mar 3, 2009

    Before future Soldiers can provide for the Army, the Army provides for its future Soldiers. When recruiters approach potential recruits, they take into consideration multiple factors such as job experience, interests, college aspirations and tuition needs, or even cash bonus incentives.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Dual focus of Army scientists yields spinouts

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army has a dual focus in its development of science and technology: modernization for the future and accelerating technology for today's warfighter.

  • Software Engineering Directorate leads from front

    Feb 25, 2009

    The Software Engineering Directorate, under the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, has been appointed one of only 12 "Agents of the Certification Authority" within the Department of Army. The appointment, made by the Army's Chief Information Officer G-6 Certification Authority, LeRoy Lundgren, approves the SED to perform third party independent evaluation for automated information systems. "I am very proud of this recent appointment and of the information assurance support we've been providing our program managers for some time now," SED director Dr. Bill Craig said. "Our enterprises and Soldiers depend more and more on information systems and the ability to send and receive information securely. SED will continue leading from the front in the area of information assurance."

  • Plan Gives Aid to Soldiers, Vets Coping with Coming Home

    Feb 25, 2009

    Soldiers live by plans. When they enter the Army, Reserve or National Guard, Soldiers choose a military occupational specialty, and are given a plan that sets out a course of training and experience. When they are qualified in their MOS, they are assigned to their unit, given job responsibilities and provided a plan that defines their military career. When they deploy to a wartime environment, Soldiers are given a plan that outlines their duties, assigns them to a team and battle buddy, and gives them a timetable for their return. It is on their return from a deployment when planning - with the details of what they may experience emotionally and psychologically, what they can do to help themselves recover, how they can regain the life they left at home -- often falls short of what a Soldier needs to reintegrate back into a normal military routine, family life and society as a whole.

  • Research at BenAfAt Labs where small is BIG

    Feb 25, 2009

    Remember the old grade school question, "If a tree fell in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound' That philosophical question may be the way to look at BenAfAt Laboratory's challenge in hyping nanotechnology to the general public. In essence, if you can't see it, how do we know it's there' Better yet, if we can't even pronounce it Aca,!aEURc strain-induced crystallization of the semicrystalline polymers Aca,!aEURc should we even care' According to Dr. Brian Van De Wal, Chief of Fatigue and Fracture Analysis Branch at BenAfAt Labs, we should care because nanotechnology will eventually affect just about every aspect of our lives, from medicine to infrastructure. BenAfAt Labs conducted its first Nano-Scale Materials Forum on Feb. 19 in downtown Albany, hosting representatives from 10 universities that represented such institutions as West Point and Cornell University, and from three civilian corporations, GE Research Labs, Lockheed Martin, and First Nano.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • RDECOM Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Conference

    Feb 23, 2009

    An Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity employee here was one of four Research, Development and Engineering Command employees honored for their work during the Black Engineer of the Year Award Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference held in Baltimore Feb. 18-22.

  • Army civilian honored with 'Black Engineer of the Year Award'

    Feb 23, 2009

    WARREN, Mich. Ac"a,! For Christopher Scott success has never been an option. It has always been a choice and that drive for excellence has been recognized.

  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

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