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  • Gainey confirmed by Senate for third star

    Mar 20, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Maj. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate March 13 for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general.

  • Picatinny's Excalibur round debuts in Afghanistan

    Mar 20, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" For the first time in Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers test-fired a 155 mm global-positioning-system-guided Excalibur artillery round fired from an M777A2 lightweight howitzer.

  • RDECOM wins modeling and simulation award

    Mar 19, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command won this yearAca,!a,,cs Army Modeling and Simulation Award for the MATREX and their work in the Operational Test Command Analytical Simulation and Instrumentation Suite. The award was presented March 11 by James Cooke, director, Army Modeling and Simulation, at the Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • Soldier Input Helps JLENS System Design

    Mar 18, 2008

    Early user assessment is akin to kicking the tires on a new vehicle. ItAca,!a,,cs best for the designers to get the userAca,!a,,cs input before the final product.

  • The Way Ahead for Army Correspondence Course Program on-line testing

    Mar 17, 2008

    On Dec. 16, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Gen. William S. Wallace, directed the command, which oversees Soldier training and standards, to determine the depth of the problem associated with the Army Correspondence Course Program's (ACCP) on-line testing and take action on those issues that TRADOC controls.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony held for world-class Natick facility

    Mar 14, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- On March 7, the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Thermal Test Facility. This facility will provide the centerAca,!a,,cs researchers with unprecedented capabilities to evaluate the effect of flame and thermal threats against protective clothing and individual equipment. It also will assist in the development of new and improved materials for flame and thermal protection for the individual Soldier.

  • AMC stands up provisional contracting command

    Mar 14, 2008

    With the uncasing and transfer of the flag from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command to its new executive director and the reading of the permanent orders, the Army Contracting Command is now a provisional major subordinate command of AMC.

  • She is quite a Fellow

    Mar 14, 2008

    Assisting in the development of civilian leaders who thrive in diverse situations is one of the tasks of the Army Management Staff College. Creating multi-functional leaders for the future is one of the tasks of the U.S. Army Materiel Command Fellows program. Watching these two functions align was a privilege.

  • AMC CG visits Redstone Arsenal

    Mar 12, 2008

  • HQAMC-Forward hires first active duty, civilian employees at Redstone

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - As the U.S. Army Materiel Command prepares for its permanent transition to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Headquarters Army Materiel Command Aca,!" Forward is expanding the AMC family with the hiring of the first civilian and active duty employees at Redstone.

  • Army logisticians encouraged to attend annual training workshop

    Mar 12, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Logistics Support Activity will host its annual worldwide logistics training workshop April 21-25 at the Sparkman Center here. This yearAca,!a,,cs workshop will provide presentations, hands-on training, workshops and exhibits on LOGSA products and services.

  • JLTV one step closer to entering technology development

    Mar 11, 2008

    The U.S. Army and Marine Corps co-hosted a three-day preproposal conference at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Feb. 19-21, to inform industry of the U.S. governmentAca,!a,,cs acquisition strategy for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program.

  • AMC to activate new Army Contracting Command (provisional)

    Mar 11, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Materiel Command will activate the U.S. Army Contracting Command as a provisional major subordinate command in a ceremony here March 13 at 1 p.m.

  • From C-rations to MREs...NSRDEC improves Soldier rations

    Mar 11, 2008

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate showcased its latest in meal technology March 5 at the Pentagon to the Secretary of the Army and guests.

  • RDECOM Update (2008-03-10)

    Mar 10, 2008

    RDECOM Update is an initiative of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Public Affairs Office, to supplement its award-winning monthly magazine. The goal is to provide a snapshot approach of news and information throughout the command.

  • Letterkenny, Wilson College form education partnership

    Mar 7, 2008

    A symbolic signing ceremony was held Feb. 25 on the campus of Wilson College to establish an education/training partnership between Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa., and Wilson College.

  • 1,000th CSS VSAT terminal rolls off the line

    Mar 7, 2008

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. - The 1,000th Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal rolled off the assembly line at the plant of L-3 Global Communications Solutions, Inc. in Victor, N.Y. Jan. 9.

  • Communications pipes will expand to meet future demand

    Mar 7, 2008

    In the future, the Army will continue to provide many capabilities to enhance the WarfighterAca,!a,,cs ability to fulfill his or her mission. Its communications pipe will expand to allow for such capabilities.

  • CMA completes disposal mission milestone

    Mar 3, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency has reached another major milestone with the destruction of another munition type at one of its sites.

  • Chamber hits new low

    Feb 29, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- During the week of Jan. 28, the Doriot Climatic Chambers at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center got a workout.

  • Technicians restore legacy shelters

    Feb 29, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - A team of electronics technicians here are standardizing legacy (first generation) Tactical Operations Center shelter components, providing a command and control infrastructure that will allow commanders to execute their mission anywhere in the world.

  • Deseret Lean Six Sigma project saves Army $237K

    Feb 29, 2008

    DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, STOCKTON, Utah - Among the distinguished group of Lean Six Sigma green belt recipients during Feb. 26 ceremony was a worker whose recent project is already making a significant contribution toward solving an adjacent installation's storage woes.

  • 411th CSB activates in Korea

    Feb 29, 2008

    The 411th Contracting Support Brigade was activated during a ceremony Feb. 6 in the Naija Ballroom of the Dragon Hill Lodge at U.S. Army Garrison Aca,!" Yongsan, in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

  • Griffin, Via tour operations at Deseret Chemical Depot

    Feb 29, 2008

    Griffin, Via visit tour operations at Deseret Chemical Depot

  • STTC Demonstrates a Life-Saving Prototype on Capitol Hill

    Feb 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Simulation and Training Technology Center participated with members of the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation in the annual PEO STRI Capitol Hill Demonstration in Washington, D.C., in early February.

  • Special effects artists help fill training gaps for combat medics

    Feb 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering CommandAca,!a,,cs Simulation and Training Technology Center is performing research in the area of severe trauma simulation that will improve materials, molding techniques, wound types, smells, and fluids in simulated wounds.

  • First Sergeant Course begins new era of instruction

    Feb 28, 2008

    The Army's First Sergeant Course has undergone a major change in the way the curriculum is taught. The content is more student driven and is based on lessons learned from today's battlefield. The course has also been shortened from a 21 day training schedule to a 12 day training schdule with extended class hours.

  • AMC employee among first awarded SecDef Global War on Terrorism Medal

    Feb 28, 2008

    Fifteen Department of Defense civilians became the first recipients of the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism during a Pentagon ceremony Feb. 26.

  • Revolutionary change coming to Army operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    Aca,!A"This change in operational doctrine is designed to ensure that our Soldiers have the very best tools, training and leadership they need to succeed.Aca,!A? Those are the words of Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, the commanding general of the United States Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when describing the latest edition of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs operations manual, FM 3-0. At the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this morning, the commanding general of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. William S. Wallace unveiled the new FM 3-0, the 15th edition manual Aca,!" the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since 9/11 and the first update to the operations manual since June 14, 2001.

  • Army Unveils New Field Manual for Operations

    Feb 27, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs new field manual for operations, FM 3-0, brings the first major update of Army capstone doctrine since the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • Lean Six Sigma leads ARDEC to national award

    Feb 25, 2008

    Receiving the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award has magnified the new standard for the U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center, a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Non line of sight launcher passes logistics test

    Feb 22, 2008

    The Non Line of Sight-Launch System Logistics Directorate has conducted a successful logistics demonstration of the Container Launch Unit with Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force Fires Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Unmanned aircraft systems patrol skies over Iraq

    Feb 22, 2008

    Despite their size, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles play a large role in the Global War on Terrorism. The UAVs of the Unmanned Aerial Systems Platoon, 66th Military Intelligence Company, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment out of Fort Hood, Texas, are continually flying over the skies of northern Iraq - acting as the eyes of the 4-6 Cavalry Regiment.

  • How to ship an up-armored HMMWV

    Feb 22, 2008

    Many of the life-saving Up-Armored HMMWVs used in combat today are a direct result of a combined DoD logistics effort between the U.S. Army Product Manager Light Tactical Vehicles, Warren, Mich., and the Surface Deployment Distribution Command, Charleston, S.C.

  • Joint Munitions Command realigns installations to improve mission effectiveness

    Feb 22, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The Joint Munitions Command will realign its installations June 1.

  • AMCOM welcomes new deputy to commanding general

    Feb 22, 2008

    Ronnie Chronister recently received a permanent appointment as deputy to the commander of the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command.

  • ARL engineer honored at 2008 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference

    Feb 20, 2008

    Yolanda Hinton, a mechanical engineer in the Vehicle Technology Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory, was honored for her efforts with a Special Recognition Award presented at the 22nd Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference held in February in Baltimore.

  • Apache Helicopter Pilots Get Visual Aid

    Feb 19, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. Aca,!" Unmanned aircraft systems are giving Apache helicopter pilots a new war-fighting advantage. Apache pilots can now receive video from unmanned systems for advance targeting information without entering harmAca,!a,,cs way. Demonstrated for the first time today at the Army Aviation Senior Leaders Conference, this effort is part of a rapid acquisition program to increase interoperability.

  • U.S. Army's eCYBERMISSION Program Sets New Participation Record

    Feb 14, 2008

    Setting a new record for participation, 11,533 students representing all 50 states and four U.S. territories have registered for the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition. eCYBERMISSION, now in its sixth year, is a free web-based science, math and technology competition for students in grades six through nine.

  • RDECOM to host reception and participate in career fair at the 2008 BEYA Conference

    Feb 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, will host a student welcome reception and participate in a career fair as part of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitive Conference Feb. 14-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

  • Defense Ammunition Center signs agreement to increase joint-service training

    Feb 13, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center and the Joint Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Laboratory signed a working level Letter of Agreement Jan. 15 to cooperate in the application of instructional technologies to support the joint warfighter.

  • BRAC, APG 2012

    Feb 7, 2008

  • RDECOM exhibits technologies at WEST 2008

    Feb 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, exhibited its cutting-edge technologies at the Western Conference and Exposition 2008, Feb. 5 to 7 at the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Army issues request for proposal for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    Feb 5, 2008

    A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued by the U.S. Army today for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FOV). JLTV is a Joint U.S. Army/U.S. Marine Corps program with the U.S. Army designated as the lead service.

  • Senior aviation leaders gather at Fort Rucker for annual conference

    Feb 5, 2008

    Aviation leaders met at Fort Rucker last week to discuss the health of Army Aviation.

  • Soldier who taught civilian employees the Soldier's life returns to front lines

    Feb 4, 2008

    As the former coordinator for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Greening Program, Sgt. Michael R. Tumminelli used his military experiences to help civilian employees understand what itAca,!a,,cs like to be a Soldier. Now heAca,!a,,cs taking a Aca,!A"refresher courseAca,!A? with Task Force Phoenix in Herat, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army previews future network's revolutionary "mobile backbone"

    Feb 4, 2008

    NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING STATION LAKEHURST, N.J. Aca,!" The Army conducted an engineering field test of its future tactical communications network here Oct. 15-26 and demonstrated a new mode of combat communications with a Aca,!A"mobile backbone,Aca,!A? Nov. 5-6.

  • Migration - It's not just for the birds

    Feb 1, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill.--When you think of migration, what comes to mind' Birds flying south for the winter' Computers changing from one network to another' As strange as it may sound, at Joint Munitions Command, as well as all of the Rock Island Arsenal, it is the latter.

  • Moving mountains

    Feb 1, 2008

    How many Army civilians does it take to move a mountain'

  • Institute names Army fire support system 'Outstanding U.S. Government Program'

    Feb 1, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. - The Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System was named the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement 2008 Outstanding U.S. Government Program at its Network Centric Warfare Awards ceremony here at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Jan. 23.

  • HQAMC Advance Team arrives, members excited to be in Huntsville

    Jan 29, 2008

    The first phase of headquarters Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs five-phase Base Realignment and Closure execution plan is complete and the Advance Team members are on the ground.

  • Civilian, Soldier fire support system operator work side-by-side

    Jan 29, 2008

    During his deployment to Iraq, which ended in December 2006, Spc. Gary Bixler received more than just system support from Josh Adams, a civilian digital systems engineer.

  • Task Force Kelly "got skills"

    Jan 29, 2008

    When the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade assigned to Bagram, Afghanistan, needed their battle damaged CH-47D helicopter repaired, Task Force Kelly was there to make the repairs. The task force, a group of Army National Guard Soldiers from Mississippi and Illinois, immediately provided critical repairs on the CH-47D, a Chinook helicopter used for heavy lift of passengers and cargo.

  • Having passed through stormy clouds, Army intelligence aircraft sets new course

    Jan 29, 2008

    The project manager of an airborne intelligence aircraft program delayed due to a contract termination in 2006 has proposed a strategy to ultimately deliver on the programAca,!a,,cs promise of providing timely and critical intelligence to ground commanders.

  • Modern battle command system developers relate to command in the Revolutionary War

    Jan 29, 2008

  • Facility ensures quality of deployed systems

    Jan 29, 2008

    Crossing through the gates of Fort Hood, Texas, are many Soldiers who will soon deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan to support the Global War on Terrorism. There, the staff of the Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Central Technical Support Facility works to ensure the quality of the systems with which they will deploy.

  • New net-centric service revolutionizes Army readiness reporting

    Jan 29, 2008

    Fort Monmouth, N.J. -- The Army is testing a new web-based service intended to provide a clear and consistent picture of Army unit readiness by improving information collaboration across command levels, military branches and government agencies.

  • Charter given to new assistant project manager for vehicular intercom systems

    Jan 29, 2008

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" Maj. Jake Crawford III received the charter for his new assignment as the assistant project manager, Vehicular Intercom Systems in a ceremony here on Nov. 16. As APM VIS, Crawford will provide vehicle intercom systems and tactical headsets that save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives by allowing them to communicate in the high-noise environments of combat vehicles and protect them from hearing damage or loss from high-decibel vehicle noise and explosion blasts.

  • National Guard Soldier sees technology advance in Army and industry

    Jan 29, 2008

    1st Lt. Brian Wilkins has seen the technological advancements of both the Army and industry from both ends of the spectrum. As a systems engineer with FloridaAca,!a,,cs 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), Wilkins engineers and plans past, current and future operations.

  • Chemical Materials Agency announces new director

    Jan 25, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency is kicking off the new year with a major change in leadership. Conrad Whyne officially replaced Dale Ormond as the new director of CMA Jan. 25.

  • Dec. 19, 2007 - Speaking to 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers in Iraq

    Jan 25, 2008

    General George Casey, Jr. speaks breifly to a group of 3ID Soldiers during a pre-Christmas trip to Iraq.

  • Jan. 16, 2008 - Remarks at ILW Breakfast

    Jan 25, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. speaks at an ILW breakfast January 16th, 2008.

  • Nov. 6, 2007 - Remarks to Univ. Of Oklahoma Journalism Students

    Jan 25, 2008

    General George W. Casey, Jr. speaks to a group of journalism students at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Dec. 4, 2007 - Remarks at Brookings Institution

    Jan 25, 2008

    Army Chief of Staff, General George W. Casey, Jr remarks to a Brookings Institution audience.

  • Celebrating 65 Years of Service to the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command

    Jan 25, 2008

    2007 marks 65 years that TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Acquisition Specialist John Bruce has been employed at the Detroit Arsenal, in Warren, Mich.

  • Not quite business as usual at CCAD

    Jan 18, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs all about maintaining our ability to surge, said CCADAca,!a,,cs new chief of the Business Development Office, Bob Straiton. The former executive officer for the Army ROTC program at Texas A&M Corpus-Christi and lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves was speaking of what he feels should be one of the DepotAca,!a,,cs primary goals in preparation for a decrease in DoD workload in conjunction with a slowing of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • SDDC's 841st loads, ships first large MRAP deployment via high seas

    Jan 18, 2008

    The first sealift shipment of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to the U.S. Central Command were received and loaded by the 841st Transportation Battalion at the Port of Charleston, S.C. in December 2007.

  • Nominations being accepted for SDDC's 2008 Quality Award Program

    Jan 18, 2008

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. Aca,!" Nomination packages are now being accepted for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution CommandAca,!a,,cs 2008 Quality Award Program competition honoring Department of Defense approved transportation providers in all modes and services for sustained exceptional performance throughout 2007.

  • AMC CG visits FOBs in Afghanistan, re-enlists 3 Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2008

    Jan. 18, 2008 - 401st AFSB Afghanistan - Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command spent the day visiting Soldiers at Forward Operation Bases in Afghanistan.

  • 100th Stryker repair completed at Qatar site

    Jan 15, 2008

    CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar-A ceremony marking the completion of the 100th Stryker Combat Vehicle was held Jan. 12 at the Stryker Battle Damage Repair Facility, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.

  • Tobyhanna offers expanded tactical operations training

    Jan 15, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" Tobyhanna personnel have created a realistic training tool for TOC field service representatives. A Tactical Operations Center training facility in the form of a tent will be available this month for training field service representatives.

  • ANAD co-op program educates students, provides career skills

    Jan 15, 2008

    Since 2001, Anniston Army Depot and the Alabama Department of Education have combined efforts to support the ANAD Career Academy.

  • Newport Chemical Depot reaches 75% VX destruction milestone

    Jan 9, 2008

    NEWPORT CHEMICAL DEPOT, Ind. --- Workers at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility have safely neutralized 75 percent of the VX stored at the Newport Chemical Depot. The depot reached the milestone January 8.

  • General Officer Pistol Program has rich history

    Jan 9, 2008

    When Gens. Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower retired, they purchased the pistols they were issued when they were on active duty.

  • Acting Under Secretary of the Army and U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general visit AMC sites

    Jan 8, 2008

  • New contract training implemented, Soldiers praised

    Jan 8, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Soldiers of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command put their Contracting Officer Representative training to work saving the Army thousands of dollars while curbing fraud, waste and abuse.

  • ASC employee earns disability award

    Jan 8, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL. Ill. - Bruce E. Beyer, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., was presented the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Outstanding Individual with Disability Award Dec. 4 at the Department of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony and Forum in Bethesda, Md.

  • Logistics modernization transforms business practices

    Jan 7, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna is in the final stages of integrating the Army's Logistics Modernization Program, which has introduced business processes that are consistent with current industry standards.

  • 10,000th VX Rocket Eliminated at PBCDF

    Jan 4, 2008

    PINE BLUFF ARSENAL, Ark. -- The Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility eliminated the 10,000th VX nerve-agent filled rocket Jan. 3.

  • RRAD receives Compensation and Disability Award

    Jan 4, 2008

    Red River Army Depot is continuing to add to our list of significant achievements. In early November, RRAD received the 2007 Theodore Roosevelt Compensation and Disability Award. The award honors a company and a government or nonprofit organization for its efforts to reduce the number and cost of injuries to workers on the job.

  • Army Chief of Staff Salute to the Troops

    Jan 2, 2008

    Op-ed written by Gen Casey that appeared in the New York Daily News, Dec 31st, 2007.

  • Sling Bag offers convenience, portability

    Dec 20, 2007

    Finding a way for Soldiers to accomplish their missions more easily is what lies behind the design of many products created by the Individual Equipment Lab at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here.

  • First DoD organization to win Baldrige Award

    Dec 20, 2007

    ARDEC, located at Picatinny Arsenal, a 6,500-acre military installation located in the northwest corner of New Jersey, is the first Department of Defense organization to win the Baldrige Award, known globally for setting the standard in performance excellence. The award is managed by the Commerce DepartmentAca,!a,,cs National Institute of Standards and Technology in collaboration with the private sector.

  • RRAD, Caterpillar begins pilot program

    Dec 14, 2007

    <a href="http://www.tacom.army.mil/main/index.html">TACOM Life Cycle Management Command</a> has approved the launch of a <a href="https://www.redriver.army.mil/">Red River Army Depot</a> and Caterpillar pilot program to rebuild engines. The program includes the upgrade and restoration of 15 each 3116 and 3126 model Caterpillar engines, which are used in the family of medium tactical vehicle trucks.

  • U.S. Army Element Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives formally activated

    Nov 30, 2007

    The U.S. Army Element Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives was officially activated in a Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., ceremony Nov. 28.

  • AMC Band receives Iraq Campaign streamer

    Nov 30, 2007

    In recognition of its 2003 deployment to Iraq on a morale and spirit-lifting mission during the first holiday season after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the <a href="http://www.amc.army.mil/pa/AMCBand.asp">U.S. Army Materiel Command Band </a> was awarded an Iraq Campaign Streamer during a ceremony at the bandAca,!a,,cs practice facility in building 2184 Nov. 21.

  • RDECOM showcases technologies at I/ITSEC 2007

    Nov 27, 2007

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is showcasing its various technologies at the 2007 the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., this week, Nov. 27 to 29. Attending RDECOM Elements include the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, the Simulation and Training Technology Center, and the Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Soldiers volunteer at the "Miracle Kitchen" in Framingham

    Nov 23, 2007

    Nineteen Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine recently volunteered their time and talent at the Salvation Army Miracle Kitchen in Framingham, Mass.

  • AMRDEC teams with local universities under Educational Partnership Agreements

    Nov 23, 2007

    Athens State University located in Alabama, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville recently signed agreements with the AMRDEC that will lead to the marketing of AMRDEC intellectual property while providing the universities with case studies to be used in their business and technology marketing programs. Both agreements are for five years.

  • Proud and humbling day for NSRDEC new leader

    Nov 23, 2007

    Dr. Marilyn M. Freeman was promoted to the ranks of the Senior Executive Service and assumed responsibility as Director for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center during a recent ceremony in Hunter Auditorium.

  • New PT uniform jackets make light shine

    Nov 23, 2007

    Latest PT uniform jackets, with enhanced reflective material. Prototype jackets for the Improved Physical Fitness Uniform with new reflective technologies will be evaluated at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas and Fort Lewis, Wash., between November 2007 and March 2008.

  • New Research Facility Opens at WSMR

    Nov 23, 2007

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory opened a new Electromagnetic Vulnerability Assessment Facility at White Sands Missile Range Oct. 24, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Fred D. Robinson Jr., commander, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, and ARL Director John Miller.

  • ARDEC S&Es awarded top Army research and development prize

    Nov 23, 2007

    Eighteen U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center scientists and engineers recently were presented the 2007 Army research and development achievement award during brief ceremonies held at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. and Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y. The award is presented annually to a select group of individuals whose outstanding achievements have significantly advanced Army capabilities and contributed to the national defense.

  • ARDEC selected as first DoD Baldrige Award Winner

    Nov 23, 2007

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center became the first Department of Defense organization in history selected to receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. President George W. Bush and Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez announced ARDECAca,!a,,cs selection Nov. 20, in a joint news release.

  • Celebrating 55 years of federal service

    Nov 23, 2007

    Robert Reams Jr., a photographic technologist at the U.S. Army Research Lab, was commended and thanked by U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Commanding General, Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin, for 55 years of federal service.

  • They gave all for freedom

    Nov 21, 2007

    MIDDLETOWN, Iowa -- Hundreds of family members and coworkers gathered for the unveiling of a monument at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant and faced 64 empty chairs -- reminders of their loved ones and coworkers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

  • CSM Marin honors Veterans at VFW

    Nov 19, 2007

    CSM Marin, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, celebrated VeteranAca,!a,,cs Day with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5337 in Abingdon, Md., at a POW/MIA re-dedication ceremony Nov. 12.

  • ECBC named Laboratory of the Year

    Nov 16, 2007

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center was recently named the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Laboratory of the Year for 2007 for significant advances made in biological standoff detection. Aca,!A"The enormous technical ability of ECBCAca,!a,,cs scientists, engineers and other specialists was the most significant factor in ECBC winning this award this year,Aca,!A? said Dr. Joe Corriveau, ECBC acting director for Research and Technology.

  • Fowler hired under Always a Soldier program

    Nov 15, 2007

    When Derek Fowler began his civilian federal career three months ago, he brought a wealth of skills and knowledge with him. And that was by design. Fowler, a former Marine and now a small arms repairer inspector, comes to Anniston Army Depot with eight years of military service. He is the third employee to be to be hired at the installation under the auspices of the Army Materiel Command's Always a Soldier program since its inception in June 2004.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC named 2007 Baldrige award winner

    Nov 1, 2007

    News article about first site visit in DOD history of a Baldrige award examiner team to a military organization.

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