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  • 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.

  • Army selects development team for Watervliet Arsenal property

    Dec 8, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- (December 9, 2008) Aca,!" The Department of the Army announced Sunday at the Watervliet Arsenal the selection of a business development group that has the potential to transform up to 60 acres of Arsenal property for private development.

  • RDECOM hails new commander during change of command ceremony

    Dec 8, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command ushered in new leadership at Aberdeen Proving Ground during a change of command ceremony Dec. 5 at the installationAca,!a,,cs National Guard Armory.

  • Army reacts to 10-K nuclear detonation

    Dec 8, 2008

    A 10-kiloton nuclear device detonates on American soil killing an estimated 100,000 people. It is the first major attack against the United States since the three-pronged terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2001. First responders are on the scene but are overwhelmed and request federal intervention. Such was the doom and gloom scenario during a command post exercise conducted at Fort Stewart, Ga., in mid-September. The exercise was dubbed Exercise Vibrant Response and was the first exercise of its kind for CCMRF -- CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force. CBRNE means chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

  • Major General Paul S. Izzo

    Dec 5, 2008

    Major General Paul S. Izzo RDECOM Commanding General

  • MG Izzo

    Dec 4, 2008

    MG Paul S. Izzo

  • Picatinny Mortar Fire Control System team wins top Department of Defense award

    Dec 4, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" A Picatinny weapons-development team was recently awarded the prestigious Aca,!A"Top Five Department of Defense Program AwardAca,!A? for its work on the 120 mm Dismounted Mortar Fire Control System, or MFCS-D, during the National Defense Industrial AssociationAca,!a,,cs Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego Oct. 23.

  • First FA40 selected from career field for promotion to general

    Dec 4, 2008

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command takes pride in the many firsts in Army history. The Peterson Air and Space Museum was the setting for another Army first as the first Space Operations Officer (Functional Area 40), groomed and selected from the career field, was promoted to the ranks of general officer. During an afternoon ceremony, Col. Kurt S. Story, deputy commander for operations, SMDC/ARSTRAT was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.

  • Nanotechnology company opens at Watervliet Arsenal

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Watervliet Arsenal welcomed its newest tenant, Vistec Lithography Inc., in a ceremony heralded by local, state, and national political leaders as a major step toward moving the Capital District into a nanotechnology center of excellence. After nearly two years of planning, Vistec recently completed the move of its headquarters from Cambridge, England to the Arsenal. The company is a global supplier of sophisticated equipment that uses advanced electron-beam lithography to imprint silicon wafers with electronic circuits.

  • Family Engagement Kit

    Nov 25, 2008

    The USACRC has updated its Family Engagement Kit developed to encourage Family Members to take an active role in their SoldierAca,!a,,cs off-duty safety, particularly those returning from a deployment. Research has shown that some Soldiers take deployment and the return home in stride, without missing a beat, for others it not a seamless reintegration. Some individuals have a more difficult time trying to re-connect with their past life or to integrate and modify their deployment behavior into their present situation. Regardless of whether Soldiers are readying for a deployment, returning from a deployment or neither, Family Members are a front line of defense and can positively affect Soldiers behavior. This kit has simple, yet effective, Aca,!A"how toAca,!A? instructions combined with other useful aids to help Family Members take care of all our Soldiers.

  • Picatinny children pay tribute to fallen heroes

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Children from the Picatinny Arsenal Child Development Center placed flags at the tree memorial for New Jersey's fallen heroes Nov. 7

  • Picatinny Soldiers support local Veterans Day activities

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny Soldiers joined local organizations in honoring veterans during various Veterans Day activities the week of Nov. 4.

  • Riding to honor: Veterans not forgotten at Picatinny

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" To show their support for veterans past and present, 194 riders on 178 motorcycles showed rode in a 42-mile motorcycle ride beginning at Picatinny Arsenal, Nov. 9

  • Army suggestion program can thicken your wallet

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Army Suggestion Program encourages Soldiers and civilians to stimulate their minds and generate efficient and cost-productive procedures that can and will benefit the Army. On average 100 suggestions are passed through Picatinny Arsenal's ASP manager.

  • Gym Warriors dip, dodge, duck, dive way to victory during dodgeball tourney at Picatinny

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Picatinny Arsenal held a dodgeball tournament Nov. 17 in support of this years Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Picatinny employees receive Army R&D Achievement Awards

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" 33 Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees are winners of the 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards.

  • Air Force wins rugby title

    Nov 21, 2008

    The Air Force claimed its fifth consecutive Armed Forces Rugby Championship Thursday on Stewart-Watson Field defeating the Navy 37-8. Air Force advanced to the championship match by posting a 4-0 record in the round-robin tournament while the Navy posted a 3-1 record to make it to the championship matchup. NavyAca,!a,,cs only loss during regular tournament play came at the hands of Air Force, losing 26-6 in their first match.

  • Folds Of Honor Foundation and Scholarships For Dependents

    Nov 20, 2008

    Description of the founding of Folds of Honor, a non-profit educational foundation to provide scholarships to the dependents of those killed or injured in the defense of the nation

  • Field Assistance Team Focuses on Soldier Feedback

    Nov 20, 2008

    This concept has been a focus for the Field Assistance in Science and Technology organization, which connects the Soldier to the vast network of labs and research centers of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center. FAST maintains a presence at 23 locations, specifically at every combatant command, corps headquarters and each of the training centers.

  • Army Field Support Brigade arranges book donation to Iraqi university

    Nov 20, 2008

    In a country with a desperate need for engineers, two 402nd Army Field Support Brigade contractors are bridging an Oregon university with Iraqi students and faculty thirsty for knowledge. Two hundred students and teachers from Dhi Qar University are the beneficiaries of new engineering textbooks from the Oregon State University College of Engineering delivered during a ceremony Nov. 11 that marks the beginning of an exchange program to enhance higher education.

  • A four-star promotion

    Nov 19, 2008

    A slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's four-star promotion ceremony conducted in the Pentagon auditorium, Nov. 14, 2008.

  • RDECOM Reaches Out to Women Engineers

    Nov 18, 2008

    Engineering students from across the country got a glimpse at career opportunities that support the Warfighter as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command recently participated in the 2008 Society of Women Engineers Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    Slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's change of command ceremony conducted at the Fort Belvoir, Va., parade field, Nov. 14. Gen. Benjamin Griffin retired from the Army during the ceremony.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • First foreign-military spouses graduate from Fort Bliss SLDC course

    Nov 14, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently held a graduation ceremony for the Senior Spouse Leadership Development Course that included for the first time, spouses of international students attending the Sergeants Majors Course Class 59.