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  • 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.

  • AMC to showcase Future Soldier 2030, other high-tech equipment at the AUSA winter meeting

    Feb 20, 2009

    During this year's Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition being conducted at the Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 25-27, the U.S. Army and its industry partners will showcase a host of new technologies that has and/or will have an impact on today's warfighter and our future force. One such technology is the Future Soldier 2030.

  • Sill offers EW course

    Feb 20, 2009

    Sill graduates students from electronic warefare course

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • Generals discuss SATCOM capabilities of the past, present and future

    Feb 19, 2009

    Interviews by Josh Davidson, of the Program Executive Office, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), on emerging and future satellite communications technology with Gen. Kevin Chilton, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley.

  • RDECOM Delivers Technology Abroad, MRAP Gunner Restraint System

    Feb 19, 2009

    Seventy-two hours to save Soldiers' lives. Seventy-two hours to assess, design, fabricate, integrate, test, adapt and produce a universal restraint system to ensure gunners won't be thrown from Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in the event of an accident or vehicle rollover.

  • RDECOM Hosts Industry Day in Support of OEF

    Feb 19, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 40 private companies gathered Jan. 28 to interact with government entities to learn more about the Afghanistan National Security Sector Development and Fielding Program and the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, its objectives, procurement needs and processes.

  • RDECOM Showcases Technologies at WEST 2009

    Feb 19, 2009

    SAN DIEGO - As the Army's focal point for research, development and technology, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command doesn't stop at Army technology, as demonstrated at the WEST Conference themed "Defense: Reset-Redesign-Reinvent," in San Diego Feb. 11-13.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Engineer officer training graduates observe 90th anniversary of school

    Feb 19, 2009

    Graduates of Fort Belvoir's Engineer Officer Training School returned to the installation Sunday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Engineer OTS of World War I. The event, which included a formal dinner, was highlighted by speeches from several guests, including the keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Don Riley, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Pre-K program has students ready for the next step

    Feb 19, 2009

    A place full of new surroundings and all new faces may be intimidating to a young boy or girl just starting school for the first time. To help make a smooth transition, the Army has developed an initiative for kids to conquer those early anxieties. Called "Strong Beginnings," it's a pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare children for the next level of education.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships set for March

    Feb 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the 2009 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships in conjunction with the U.S. Army Infantry Center from February 21 to 28 2009. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of all Army components, of any rank, with of any military occupational specialty, including West Point and college ROTC cadets.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Cannon Gate

    Feb 18, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - An installation landmark since 1885 is missing from Picatinny.

  • Army, New Jersey schools partner to promote science, math programs

    Feb 18, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two New Jersey Army installations and 26 local school districts have teamed up to help foster scientific and mathematic interests in America's youth.

  • Department of Defense program benefits 26 New Jersey school districts during 2008

    Feb 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two New Jersey Army installations and 26 local school districts have teamed up to help foster scientific and mathematic interests in America's youth.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC earns Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award

    Feb 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center here is the recipient of the Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award in the category of government, the award committee announced Jan. 29.

  • Cannon Gate goes south

    Feb 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Cosmetic work is not unusual these days, especially when you're nearly 124 years old. The Picatinny community will unveil its restored historical landmark, the Cannon Gate, in time for this year's Armed Forces Day celebration.

  • DAC leads implementation of Explosives Safety Siting System

    Feb 12, 2009

    USATCES personnel serve as the Army's Approval Authority for explosives safety site plan submissions, hazard classifications, Munitions and Explosives of Concern and Chemical Agent safety site plan submissions. To assist with this mission, the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board and the Military Services are developing software called the Explosives Safety Siting system to automate the explosives safety site planning process. This software will augment the installation's geographic information system map and real property inventory with explosives safety data. This data will allow ESS to perform quantity distance analysis and place the appropriate QD arcs on a map. It will also develop QD tables and a memo that can be used to submit the site plan through command channels.

  • Battle of the boats

    Feb 12, 2009

    It was the boat with the least positive name of ODR Wreck that prevailed and sank the competition of Shark Attack and USS Never Sail during the first Cardboard Vessel Regatta, Saturday at Benyaurd Indoor Pool. Designed to inspire a little community competition and fun between Fort Belvoir organizations, the regatta was organized by Anthony Poore, FMWR fitness coordinator.

  • Service personally rewarding for Cayanong

    Feb 12, 2009

    It's not uncommon for someone to have second thoughts about joining a branch of the military. However, that wasn't the case for Monica Cayanong. Cayanong, a first sergeant with the Army's Veterinary Command at Fort Belvoir, has recorded more than 20 years in a career filled with praise and accommodations. She was recently inducted into the elite Sgt. Audie Murphy Club and has aspirations of one day becoming a sergeant major.

  • Belvoir marks Black History Month with special guest

    Feb 12, 2009

    For Black History Month, Stokes took center stage at Fort Belvoir's Community Center Tuesday, when he described his experiences growing up in the South and how a student-strike committee he planned would set in motion one of the most powerful movements in American history.

  • Students get hands-on experience during Job Shadow Day

    Feb 12, 2009

    Students from Mount Vernon High School arrived at battalion head quarters on Fort Belvoir last Thursday for Job Shadow Day. Fort Belvoir's Public Affairs Office's Community Relations section put the event together to show students how education can lead into rewarding futures.

  • Obama, Kaine make historic visit to Fort Belvoir

    Feb 12, 2009

    President Barack Obama joined Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine at a construction site near Fort Belvoir's north area, also known as the Engineer Proving Ground, Wednesday. The commander-in-chief visited the site in the hopes of spurring quick action on a proposed economic stimulus package.

  • DAC leads implementation of Explosives Safety Siting System

    Feb 11, 2009

    USATCES personnel serve as the Army's Approval Authority for explosives safety site plan submissions, hazard classifications, Munitions and Explosives of Concern and Chemical Agent safety site plan submissions. To assist with this mission, the Department of Defense Explosives Safety Board and the military services are developing software called the Explosives Safety Siting system to automate the explosives safety site planning process. This software will augment the installation's geographic information system map and real property inventory with explosives safety data. This data will allow ESS to perform quantity distance analysis and place the appropriate QD arcs on a map. It will also develop QD tables and a memo that can be used to submit the site plan through command channels.

  • Hawaii Soldiers support Pro Bowl

    Feb 10, 2009

    Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command were given a distinct honor this year to serve on the Joint Service Color Guard for the National Football League 2009 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Three Soldiers comprised a part of the Joint Service Color Guard, which were responsible for rendering honors for the start of the Pro Bowl.

  • Congressional staffers visit APG

    Feb 9, 2009

    Community and installation leadership met with congressional staffers last week to collaborate on the issues facing Aberdeen Proving Ground's transformation.

  • Iraqis teach life-saving techniques

    Feb 6, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARRY OWEN, Iraq - Thirteen of the Iraqi Army's newest combat medics graduated Combat Life Saver's course here Feb. 4.

  • RDECOM partners with Cal State LA engineering students

    Feb 6, 2009

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. -- Building a house in just a few days is something that might be the making of a reality television show rather than a civil engineering project on behalf of the U.S. Army.

  • Year of the NCO: Retired NCOs remember

    Feb 6, 2009

    The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer is well underway and NCOs are being honored Army-wide, but Fort Myer Military Community Command Sgt. Maj. Jefferson Varner III wants to ensure that the year-long celebration of enlisted leaders isn't limited to those currently serving.

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

  • Bravo Company Takes Turn at Simulated Combat

    Feb 5, 2009

    Imagine this. You and your unit are outside the wire in Iraq, traveling down a dusty road in your Humvee, conducting a routine patrol of the area. The sun is shining, the air is hot like an oven, and no one is walking the streets. You look around, notice the empty landscape of the city, and think to yourself, "This is weird. Where are all the villagers'" Just then an enormous explosion erupts from an improvised explosive device, hurling you and your team inside the Humvee upside-down and into a small ditch filled with water. The vehicle is on fire and quickly filling with water. What do you do' "Don't panic," said Staff Sgt. Michael Bell, a platoon sergeant with Bravo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion.

  • AMC Commander Makes Her First Visit to Redstone

    Feb 5, 2009

    One of the Army's leading generals made a quiet visit to Redstone Arsenal Jan. 27-28 to get up to speed on the some of the programs and initiatives that have made the Arsenal a hot spot for military investment and growth. Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the Army's first female four-star general and commander of the Army Materiel Command, made her first visit to Redstone Arsenal without any media fanfare. Though she kept her visit low key, those Dunwoody met with and greeted during her tours of the Prototype Integration Facility, Army Materiel Command Forward and Army Security Assistance Command Forward headquarters, and the Software Engineering Directorate were excited about the opportunity to talk with the general, shake her hand and even get their picture taken with her. "She's the first woman. Oh my gosh! Hillary (Clinton) didn't make it (as president). But General Dunwoody did make it up the general ranks," said Terrian Hicks, the equal employment officer for USASAC, after meeting Dunwoody. "Every woman in a green suit can now aspire to be like her. It's nice to have a woman at the helm."

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • Officials congratulate Iraqis for successful provincial elections

    Feb 3, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" Senior military officials congratulated the Iraqi people for holding provincial elections Jan. 31, praising the Iraqi and U.S. forces that helped make the elections safe.

  • New bridge brings hope, safety to Afghanistan's Panjshir valley

    Feb 3, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" More than 100 Afghans and Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team members attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new $180,000 Bakshi Khiel Bridge in the Rokha district of AfghanistanAca,!a,,cs Panjshir province Jan. 26.

  • RDECOM Profile - Amanda Dubbs

    Feb 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command showcases its award-winning scientists and engineers.

  • RDECOM Update - (1/26/2009)

    Feb 2, 2009

    RDECOM participates in the Army Science Conference, I/ITSEC and the Defense Manufacturing Conference.

  • Mexican Army Col. Dem Gerado Merida Sanchez

    Feb 2, 2009

    Mexican Army Col. Dem Gerado Merida Sanchez (second from the left) headed a delegation from the Office of the Mexican Secretary of National Defense recently visited the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's G2 (Security) Office as part of a Office of the Secretary of Defense invitation. Members of the delegation received briefings and insight on the implementation of Army security procedures.

  • General challenges audience to uphold Martin Luther King's dream

    Feb 2, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany Aca,!" Maj. General Anthony Jackson, director of operations and logistics for U.S. Africa Command, remembers why we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Aca,!a,,cs birthday.

  • Iraqi legal system continues to strengthen

    Jan 31, 2009

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" In an embattled country, long scorched and scared by war, hope rises. A better, brighter tomorrow slowly unfolds with hope for her children, and their children, shining on. One part of a new strength and foundation for IraqAca,!a,,cs future is the authority, recognition and enforcement of hew laws. As the Iraqi Security Forces continue to improve their ability to protect IraqAca,!a,,cs people, the importance of a strong judicial branch that can help bring criminals to justice radiates.

  • 'Ace of Cakes' treats U.S. Army, Hawaii To Special Military Cake

    Jan 30, 2009

  • Commentary - Life is about more than achieving goals

    Jan 30, 2009

    We live in a society that makes a mania about planning and goal setting. Maybe thatAca,!a,,cs why so many people are unhappy. We would do better if we paid more attention to the details and let the big picture take care of itself.

  • Local artist finds inspiration in nature, travels

    Jan 29, 2009

    Judy Bobula knew her husband-to-be was a real keeper when he suggested adding an artistAca,!a,,cs studio during a renovation of his home in HuntsvilleAca,!a,,cs Five Points. Aca,!A"No one had ever offered me anything like that before,Aca,!A? she said, still amazed by the act of generosity. Bobula was particularly grateful for the offer because at the time she was painting in a closet in the townhouse where she lived. Aca,!A"You can tell a real artist because they are willing to paint anywhere,Aca,!A? she said with a laugh.

  • Technology gaps are not holes, but opportunities

    Jan 29, 2009

    A new method of focusing collaboration between the acquisition and the science and technology (S&T) communities

  • Belvoir commissary becomes first $100 million store

    Jan 29, 2009

    Already the top-selling commissary at any military installation, Fort Belvoir became the first store in the history of the Defense Commissary Agency to surpass $100 million in annual sales for 2008.

  • Deploying Soldiers preview Picatinny nonlethal weapons

    Jan 29, 2009

    Soldiers of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team will have available some of the latest Picatinny-developed nonlethal capabilities to man checkpoints and conduct detainee operations during their upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Commanding general says good-bye to Picatinny

    Jan 29, 2009

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Recognizing man who moved arsenal into Atomic Age

    Jan 29, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL -- Last year saw the loss of a major figure in Picatinny history. Robert M. Schwartz, the man who moved the arsenal into the Atomic Age, died Oct. 21 at the age of 88.

  • Home improvements: Barracks undergo $1 million worth of renovations, upgrades

    Jan 29, 2009

    While most Soldiers enjoyed time off during Block Leave, construction crews took advantage of the vacated buildings and completed $1 million of renovations to almost every Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training barracks. The renovation focused on removing mold, replacing broken fixtures, updating the plumbing and painting walls and ceilings in the latrines and laundry rooms. Aca,!A"Mold in the barracks does not present a clean, healthy environment, so the work in the barracks was very much needed,Aca,!A? said Garrison Command Sgt. Major Lewis Kellam, who jumpstarted the project. Aca,!A"(The renovations) put the Soldiers in an environment that we want them to see and more so let them know that we care about them and weAca,!a,,cre going to take care of the facilities that they live in.Aca,!A?

  • Army expands role in promoting stability, security in Africa

    Jan 29, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Southern European Task Force officially has assumed its new role as the Army component for U.S. Africa Command, and has launched an effort to build and strengthen relationships with African army organizations and national and international partners.

  • Parts pull mission on mechanized vehicles expands at Sierra

    Jan 27, 2009

    Critical parts pull effort began at Sierra to support production lines at Anniston Army Depot

  • General Dunwoody impressed by APG workforce, technology

    Jan 26, 2009

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Aca,!" General Ann E. Dunwoody visited several sites here January 22 to get her first detailed briefings and hands-on experience with existing and emerging technologies since assuming command of the Army Materiel Command.

  • Geren, other service secretaries to stay on during transition

    Jan 26, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" Each U.S. military service secretary has agreed to Defense Secretary Robert M. GatesAca,!a,,c request to stay in office for at least several weeks to help ensure the Defense DepartmentAca,!a,,cs smooth transition under the Obama administration, Pentagon officials said recently.

  • Shinseki sworn in as VA secretary

    Jan 23, 2009

    Retired Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki took the oath of office Wednesday as the nationAca,!a,,cs seventh secretary of Veterans Affairs, assuming the leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs following Tuesday's confirmation by the Senate.

  • Obama directs military to plan 'responsible' Iraq drawdown

    Jan 23, 2009

    WASHINGTON Aca,!" President Barack Obama directed key defense and military officials he met with Jan. 21 to come up with plans for Aca,!A"a responsible military drawdown in Iraq.Aca,!A?

  • Obama calls for closing Guantanamo Detainee Facility

    Jan 22, 2009

    President Barack Obama Thursday called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.

  • Army's latest high-tech equipment to be featured at exhibitions in communities in Germany, Ital

    Jan 22, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany (Jan. 21, 2009) -- The next generation of Army gear and technology, including advanced weapons systems, communications equipment, clothing and other gear will be on display at several locations in Germany and in Vicenza, Italy in the coming weeks. The exhibition is presented by the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive Office Soldier, the organization responsible for all equipment Soldiers wear or carry.

  • Watervliet Arsenal bucks national trend

    Jan 21, 2009

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal, the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the country, closed out 2008 unlike many other manufacturing businesses in the nation - its orders and direct labor requirements grew. As the nationAca,!a,,cs manufacturing activity fell last year to its lowest point in 28 years, the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs production requirements grew by more than 25 percent last year, said Col. Scott N. Fletcher, Arsenal commander. Aca,!A"Although most people may associate the Arsenal as a cannon factory, our growth came mostly from non-cannon manufacturing,Aca,!A? said Fletcher.

  • Crossroads requires Watervliet transformation

    Jan 14, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc The ArmyAca,!a,,cs cannon factory in upstate New York is at a crossroad, but some might say that it has been at one crossroad or another for nearly 200 years. The view at this crossroad, however, may never have been clearer. The Watervliet Arsenal will continue to improve its core mission, which is to produce the finest military hardware for cannon, artillery, and mortar systems, but will do so by creating an Arsenal that will be known as much for its high-technology park as it is for its cannon factory, said Col. Scott N. Fletcher, Arsenal commander

  • 1st Armored Division commander announces operation expected to bring more than $2 million in improve

    Jan 14, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Jan. 14, 2009) -- The commander of Task Force 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, announced the start of a mission that is expected to bring more than $2 million in funding for school refurbishment, expansion of the Bawi Canal, construction of the Kanassa windmills and micro-grants for small businesses in the Salman Pak area southeast of Baghdad. Lt. Col. Michael Shrout announced the program, dubbed Aca,!A"Operation Iron Gator,Aca,!A? during the ground breaking for improvements to the MadaAca,!a,,cin High School, Jan. 8. Brigade officials said the program is intended to improve the infrastructure and quality of life in Salman Pak while building the capacity of the government agencies that operate and maintain schools and other public facilities. Funding for the projects comes from the Commanders Emergency Relief Program.

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2009

    Robotics, communications electronics, sensors, simulators and the latest battlefield cuisine brought the message of strength through technology to a New YearAca,!a,,cs weekend event best know for its focus on the physical characteristics of strength. High technology exhibits from the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Research Development and Engineering Command took center stage for the thousands who came through the Army Strong Zone, the display-filled parking lot of the Alamo Bowl football stadium.

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2009

  • It's all about YOU! National Blood Donor Month 2009

    Jan 5, 2009

    As the official United States military blood program, the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is keenly aware of the role our volunteer donors play in helping to provide the vital elixir that is blood. Therefore, during the month of January, the ASBP celebrates those individuals who are the core of our programAca,!"our dedicated blood and platelet donors and sends out a heartfelt thank you to all!

  • Remembering a fallen hero during the holidays

    Dec 31, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" ChaplainAca,!a,,cs assistant Sgt. Andre L. Gambrell pauses for a prayer after laying a wreath for 1st Sgt. Christopher D. Coffin here Dec. 10. Coffin died in Iraq July 1, 2003. Gambrell placed the wreath on behalf of CoffinAca,!a,,cs family in Branchburg.

  • Picatinny employees realize $2.7 million cost savings, cost avoidance during LSS certification

    Dec 31, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal - The ARDEC Lean Six Sigma staff recognized 16 teams consisting of 39 team members who achieved grean and black belt certification.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: World War II coveralls

    Dec 31, 2008

    A World War II museum in Arkansas is requesting that anyone who may have coveralls from that era to please contact them.

  • Four Picatinny employees recognized by NDIA

    Dec 31, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Four Picatinny employees were among 10 individuals honored by the Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association during the organizationAca,!a,,cs 28th annual Firepower Awards luncheon in Randolph Nov. 13.

  • Picatinny lab dazzles participants with non-lethal studies

    Dec 30, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" How could Soldiers determine if suspicious vehicles contain innocent civilians or dangerous insurgents' Are there ways to suppress an insurgent from opening fire on Soldiers without injuring innocent civilians in the immediate area' What are the most effective methods to clear crowds'

  • RDECOM Update (2008-12-29)

    Dec 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's sergeant major visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to examine and obtain feedback on RDECOM technologies utilized by the Warfighter.

  • Picatinny club hosts historic holiday homes tour

    Dec 29, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Installation employees had the opportunity to tour the homes of Picatinny military families during a Picatinny Military and Civilian Club-sponsored holiday homes tour here Dec. 8.

  • Picatinny wounded warrior receives a little help from a friend

    Dec 29, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Customers of a local hotel chain generiously rounded up their final bill either by $1, $5 or $10 in support of the Wounded Warrior program.

  • BenAfAt, Arsenal Electrify Old Concept

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Chinese are widely known to have discovered gunpowder more than 1100 years ago, an event that radically changed warfare from what was a very personal, hand-to-hand engagement, to a beyond-the-horizon contest between armies. But for the last 25 years, the U.S. Army BenAfAt Laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal has been quietly working on a new gun system that will once again change the history of warfare - maybe for the next thousand years.

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  • RDECOM Quote

    Dec 16, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command

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    Dec 15, 2008

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Remember our warfighters this holiday season

    Dec 11, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Most of our uniformed men and women who are deployed or assigned overseas will not be home with their families and friends this December. Instead, they will be performing the important mission of protecting our freedoms, and the freedoms of citizens of other countries, in lands vastly different from our own beloved country.

  • Pillsbury confirmed for 3rd star

    Dec 11, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Jim PillsburyAca,!a,,cs nomination for his third star was confirmed Dec. 8. The president had nominated him for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff for Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Special delivery to Iraqi Air Force, courtesy of Redstone

    Dec 10, 2008

    Team Redstone workers gathered Dec. 1 to celebrate the delivery of five Bell Jet Ranger training helicopters to the Iraqi Air Force. Aca,!A"When youAca,!a,,cre not worried about who gets the credit, you can do phenomenal things,Aca,!A? Dr. Tom Pieplow, director of AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate, said. Aca,!A"This is a stellar example of the partnering among U.S. government entities, contractors and foreign governments.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"When anybody has a need, they come here,Aca,!A? AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles said. Aca,!A"And when they come here, we pile on quickly and get things done; itAca,!a,,cs called teamwork. That spirit of teamwork has been perfected here and taken to a higher level. Aca,!A"This is about giving the Iraqis a way to defend their own country so our Soldiers and civilians can get back.


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