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  • Lt. Gen. Dunwoody nominated to receive 4th star

    Jun 23, 2008

    The Defense Department announced today, June 23, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody is nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general.

  • Army Partners with Academia for Emergence of New Technology

    Jun 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army is in its fifth year of a 10-year partnership with Arizona State University, and reports on-time progress in its journey towards creating a flexible display screen for the dismounted Soldier

  • Four Picatinny Development Teams Receive 2007 Army Greatest Inventions Awards

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Army honored four Picatinny weapons-development teams by presenting each a highly coveted top 10 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for 2007 in Arlington, Va. June 12.

  • Soldiers Select Four Picatinny Inventions as Best of 2007

    Jun 16, 2008

    Picatinny items on this yearAca,!a,,cs list include the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, XM982 Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile, M110 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the Picatinny Blast Shield for the Light Armored Vehicle. All the inventions are designed to keep Soldiers safer when dealing with potentially volatile situations. Since the Army Greatest Inventions program began in 2002, Picatinny teams have won 17 out of a possible 60 Army greatest invention positions. This is more than any other Army laboratory or organization.

  • TARDEC Demonstrates MATTRACKS T4-3500 Robotic Project

    Jun 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center has been working with MATTRACKS, a Karlstad, Minnesota-based company, to develop a chassis and electric drive system with superior off-road performance.

  • Sen. Carl Levin and TARDEC Director Encourage University Students to Pursue Robotics Education at 16

    Jun 16, 2008

    Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center Director Dr. Grace M. Bochenek addressed competitors at the 16th Annual International Ground Vehicle Competition hosted at Oakland University, Mich., during their opening remarks recently.

  • Local Student Advances to National Science Competition

    Jun 16, 2008

    Franz Sauer of Monmouth County joined classmates and local colleagues at the 46th annual Monmouth Junior Science Symposium. Sauer, Jay Feldman, Jeffrey Hart and Andrew Shum of High Technology High School were four of 10 finalists in the paper presentation for this notable regional science fair.

  • ARL's Turner Plays a Key Role in Officer Candidate School

    Jun 16, 2008

    For 12 weeks a year, Army Maj. (ret.) Dan Turner returns a portion of what a lifetime in the Army has taught him. He volunteers with the Officer Candidate School to help Soldiers become new officers. Turner retired at Fort Benning, Ga., and is a member of the Army Research Lab's Human Research and Engineering Directorate. His work supports the U.S. Army Infantry School through the evaluation of new weapons and equipment for the infantry Soldier, and conducts human factor evaluations of new equipment for program managers.

  • ARL Employees Honored for Federal Service

    Jun 16, 2008

    Eight U.S. Army Research Laboratory employees were recently recognized by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board for their contributions to federal service at its 41st annual banquet in Baltimore.

  • ARL, University Establishes Center to Develop Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors

    Jun 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has partnered with the State University of New York at Albany to speed development and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled sensors and electronic devices that will play a critical role on the future battlefield.

  • Army Birthday Celebrates Congressional Partnership

    Jun 11, 2008

    Army and congressional leaders celebrated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs partnership with Congress yesterday at a cake-cutting ceremony on Capitol Hill.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • Soldiers select four Picatinny inventions as best of 2007

    Jun 6, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Army will honor four weapons-development teams based here by presenting each a highly coveted top 10 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for 2007 June 12.

  • RDECOM Update (2008-05-21)

    Jun 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) was presented the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007 " in an awards ceremony June 12 at the Hyatt Crystal City - Arlington, Va.

  • Medal of Honor: Spc. Ross A. McGinnis

    May 23, 2008

    This feature presentation pays tribute to the life, service and legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. Ross A. McGinnis.

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • Army looking to improve leadership capabilities

    May 22, 2008

    When 98 percent of participants in a pilot program find a program valuable and worthwhile, it makes sense to put it into action. That is what the Army is doing with the Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) program. This new program is designed to provide feedback to individual leaders through the eight Army core competencies.

  • Hundreds at U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy celebrate collegiate degrees in baccalaureate ceremony

    May 21, 2008

    More than 300 Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students, along with more than 30 faculty, staff and spouses, celebrated their collegiate accomplishments during a baccalaureate ceremony held for them in Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy May 19, 2008. The Class 58 students will graduate from the academy May 22.

  • CERDEC Journalist Receives Military-wide Award

    May 21, 2008

    One look at 2008 Thomas Jefferson Award winner Edric V. Thompson of the Communications-Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center Public Affairs office should effectively end any debate. Thompson was awarded the TSJ Award May 16, during an awards ceremony at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade in Maryland.

  • Alabama A&M Student Serves the Army as an Employee and a Role Model

    May 21, 2008

  • RDECOM employees honored for excellence in public service

    May 21, 2008

    More than 20 employees and two teams from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command were honored by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board during its 41st Annual Excellence in Federal Career Awards Ceremony.

  • ARL Conducts Outreach Event at Morgan State

    May 21, 2008

    The Army Research Laboratory conducted an outreach event in April providing technical presentations and exhibits for students and faculty in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University.

  • Community Covenant Signed During Military Appreciation Luncheon

    May 21, 2008

    Communities surrounding Aberdeen Proving Ground reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the installation, its Soldiers, civilians and Family members with a joint signing of the Army Community Covenant during the Military Appreciation Luncheon at APGAca,!a,,cs Top of the Bay May 15.

  • ECBC Earns Good Neighbor Award

    May 21, 2008

    In 2007, U.S. Army Edgewood Biological and Chemical Center employees collected enough food to feed 70 Edgewood and Joppatowne families. They collected a mountain of toys to make the holidays special for children who might otherwise have missed out. They donated clothing for Harford County residents in need. When it comes to being a good neighbor, ECBC is simply off the charts.

  • TARDEC/NAC Participate in SAE 2008 World Congress and the First Annual APBA

    May 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs National Automotive Center formed the nucleus of the TARDEC display, showcasing TARDECAca,!a,,cs work in power and energy research and development at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2008 World Congress in Detroit.

  • Soldiers Select Two TARDEC Projects for 2007 Army Greatest Inventions

    May 21, 2008

    Two U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center-led projects , the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer and the Improvised Explosive Device Mine Roller Self Protective Adaptive Roller Kit, were chosen to be included in the top ten 2007 Army Greatest Inventions the U.S. Army Materiel Command announced. Soldier teams from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and U.S. Army divisions throughout the Army evaluated the nominations and cast their votes.

  • Picatinny Hosts Homeland Defense Testbed EOC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    May 21, 2008

    Picatinny officials hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event for the grand opening of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Homeland Defense Testbed Emergency Operations Center.

  • Picatinny Dedicates Memorial to Fallen New Jersey Service Members

    May 21, 2008

    Picatinny officials unveiled a tree memorial honoring all New Jersey-connected service members who have lost their lives during the Global War on Terrorism during a ceremony recently.

  • Natick Pays Tribute to Medal of Honor Recipients

    May 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center held a memorialization ceremony recently renaming streets and buildings after 32 Medal of Honor recipients and two distinguished service members (who served before the medal was in existence) affiliated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • ARL Supports Award-Winning Engine Technology

    May 21, 2008

    An Army Research Laboratory-supported technology, the Nutating Engine, won a prestigious Silver Award at the annual World's Best Technology Showcase in Arlington, Texas.

  • AMRDEC Team Earns 2008 American Helicopter Society Award

    May 21, 2008

    The Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Aviation Applied Technology Directorate and the Aviation Systems Integration Facility together with The Boeing Company, and Rockwell Collins Inc., have earned the 2008 American Helicopter SocietyAca,!a,,cs "Howard Hughes Award" for their contributions to Network Centric Operations technology development.

  • 2008 Senior Leader Memorial Day Message

    May 20, 2008

    On May 5, 1866, veterans and residents of Waterloo, New York, placed flowers on the graves at each of the town's cemeteries to honor the local Soldiers and Sailors who had fallen during the Civil War. Proposed by a local pharmacist, Henry C. Welles, this act of remembrance centered on his belief that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War, it was equally important to remember the patriotic dead. This tradition has grown for a century and a half - it is Memorial Day.

  • Defense Supply Center Columbus commander visits Rock Island

    May 16, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill -- Defense Supply Center Columbus Commander Brig. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistionAca,!a,,cs May 1 visit to the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, the Army Sustainment Command and TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Rock Island focused on Defense Logistics Agency support to the Army.

  • Combat identification role found for Army's workhorse radio

    May 16, 2008

    The Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) family of radios, which for two decades has provided U.S. Soldiers with a secure method for voice and data communication, is fast becoming the conduit for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs most recent anti-fratricide capability effort.

  • Army certifies two black belts at Tooele Army Depot

    May 16, 2008

    Two Tooele Army Depot civilian employees received honors from Col. Anne L. Davis, depot commander, during a special Lean Six Sigma black belt certification ceremony held in the TEAD Command Program Office May 1.

  • USASMA inducts two to Hall of Honor

    May 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently inducted two individuals into the academy's Hall of Honor. The inductees are considered architects of current Army Transformation and NATO Transformation of NCOES.

  • Unit awarded for shipping more than 20,000 HMMWV's

    May 6, 2008

    In the past four years, over 20,000 brand new Up Armored HMMWVAca,!a,,cs have made their way to their last CONUS stop, where the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 841st Transportation Battalion has ensured their safe and speedy shipment to Soldiers conducting Combat Operations in South West Asia/

  • AMC Band member named APG NCO of the Year

    May 5, 2008

    After an intense two-day competition last week, Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Spohn of the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band was named the 2008 Aberdeen Proving Ground Non-commissioned Officer of the Year.

  • AMC Band Soldier Goes Beyond the Call of Duty

    May 5, 2008

    A recent finalist of the 2007 Geico Military Service Award, Spohn serves as clarinet player and Chief, Safety Branch for the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band. The award spotlights the contributions enlisted members of the Armed Forces.

  • 405th AFSB welcomes CSM Ismael Rodriguez

    May 2, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GermanyAca,!"The 405th Army Field Support Brigade welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez to its staff April 28. Rodriguez is a native of the Bronx, N.Y., was raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and entered the U.S. Army in February 1984.

  • PEO family members store memories for future

    May 2, 2008

    The youngest family member of the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space just did not want her picture taken. Three-year-old Ainsley McLeod kept her head buried on the shoulder of her father, executive officer Maj. Scott McLeod.

  • Tightening the belt pays off, office avoids spending $2 million

    May 2, 2008

    The Army and the Program Executive Office for Aviation have joined the ranks of those using Lean Six Sigma as their business transformation enabler. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office completed a new employee in-processing improvement initiative. The UAS team was experiencing significant delays, lack of clear procedures and unnecessary stress.

  • Natick pays tribute to Medal of Honor heroes

    May 2, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. -- On April 19, the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here held a memorialization ceremony renaming streets and buildings after 32 Medal of Honor recipients and two distinguished service members (who served before the medal was in existence) affiliated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • AMC, Radford employee 2007 Army Safety Awards recipients

    May 2, 2008

    Each year, Army proponents, as well as individuals, are commended for their accident prevention efforts and as safety-minded service via recognition through the Army Safety Program.

  • Exercise tackles joint communications interoperability

    May 2, 2008

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. Aca,!" Qualified military and government personnel interested in resolving joint interoperability issues across theaters, military services, and Department of Defense and civil agencies are encouraged to participate in the annual DoD Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise Aca,!" known as JUICE Aca,!" scheduled here from June 2-19.

  • "The noble dead, who fell ..." will never be forgotten: the first Memorial Day

    Apr 30, 2008

    Aca,!A"Honoring Our Heroes wasnAca,!a,,ct so easyAca,!A?

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

  • Research Center Technology Among World's Best

    Apr 24, 2008

    Technology developed at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center has been selected as the winner for the Army at the 2008 DoD TechMatch Hot Technologies Contest. The award was presented during this yearAca,!a,,cs WorldAca,!a,,cs Best Technologies Showcase on March 26-27 in Arlington, Texas. The winning technology aimed at developing MicroElectroMechanical Systems-based or alternative low-cost phased arrays for tactical seekers.

  • RDECOM Update (2008-04-21)

    Apr 21, 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.

  • ECBC to Deploy New Waste to Energy Technology to Iraq

    Apr 21, 2008

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is scheduled to deploy the Tactical Garbage to Energy Refinery, a prototype technology which converts waste to energy, to Iraq, April 29, 2008.

  • 16 Student Teams Win in eCYBERMISSION Regional Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Sixteen student teams from throughout the United States are first place regional winners in the 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • AMC Always a Soldier program - passion into purpose

    Apr 18, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Always a Soldier Program was stood up Feb. 9, 2004 by then Commanding General Paul Kern. The program has given many wounded Soldiers employment opportunities, allowing them to continue to serve the Army they love in a different capacity. The program's current Program Manager Sean M. Lewis says he feels fortunate to have found his dream job that allows him to turn his passion into purpose.

  • AMC CSM visits 841st Transportation Battalion

    Apr 18, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visits the Surface Deployment Distribution Command, 841st Transportation Battalion, Charleston, S.C., March 28.

  • ANAD mechanics certified by transmission maker

    Apr 18, 2008

    INDIANAPOLISAca,!"Allison Transmission is just a stone's throw away from a famous motor speedway known as Aca,!A"The Brickyard.Aca,!A? And Anniston Army Depot is located only 10 miles from the Talladega Superspeedway, NASCARAca,!a,,cs most competitive track.

  • LEAD and Joint Project Manager - Biological Defense sign agreement

    Apr 18, 2008

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Col. Steven Shapiro, Letterkenny Army Depot commander, and Air Force Col. Daniel Berry, Joint Project Manager - Biological Defense, signed a memorandum of agreement April 14 during a ceremony in building 350.

  • AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

    Apr 18, 2008

    AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

  • 405th AFSB hosts European Army Aviation General Officers Symposium

    Apr 18, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James Myles, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., wrapped up a week-long tour of U.S. Army Europe by chairing an Army Aviation General Officers Symposium, which was hosted in Seckenheim by the 405th Army Field Support Brigade March 28.

  • 21st TSC Commander visits 405th AFSB

    Apr 18, 2008

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade hosted Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine, 21st Theater Sustainment Command commander, and 21st TSC Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood April 14. The purpose of the visit was to deliver a command briefing on the 405thAca,!a,,cs theater and integration support capabilities.

  • 405th AFSB helps Soldiers prepare for battle

    Apr 18, 2008

    Preparations for war are in full swing in Bamberg, Germany, as several units prepare for upcoming deployments to the Southwest Asia theater of operations. The 405th Army Field Support Brigade is supporting them and other units in the European theater with the brigadeAca,!a,,cs Left Behind Equipment program.

  • Army civilian by day...champion fighter by night

    Apr 17, 2008

    An employee with the Joint Munitions Command is the International Fight League new middleweight champion. Article talks about how he balances his job, his training, and his homelife.

  • RDECOM Retention/Transition

    Apr 10, 2008

  • Wideband Global Satellite Opens a "Highway" to Space Comms

    Apr 9, 2008

    Wideband Global Satellite 1 (IRON 1462) demonstrated unheard of data transfer rates during a capacity test at L3-Com West in Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 25.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC to Receive Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence

    Apr 9, 2008

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center will officially become the first Department of Defense organization in history to be awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Hilton Washington in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

  • Florida Wounded Warrior Re-Enlists

    Apr 7, 2008

    Wounded warrior, Sgt. Peter Nelson took the oath April 4 -- the anniversary date of Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray SmithAca,!a,,cs sacrifice to our great Nation and the awarding of the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Soldiers in Iraq Remember Smith's Bravery Under Fire

    Apr 5, 2008

    Exactly five years after his heroic actions, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, the 3rd Infantry Division's 51st Medal of Honor recipient, was remembered in a ceremony April 4 at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • Iraqi officers visit Anniston and Red River Army depots

    Apr 4, 2008

    Seven Iraqi Army officers-two generals, four colonels, a major and two translators-visited the Red River and Anniston Army depots during the last week of March to observe maintenance operations and see how depots function.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith: A Soldier Who Inspired Many

    Apr 4, 2008

    April 4, 2008, marks the fifth anniversary of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. SmithAca,!a,,cs heroic actions in Iraq.

  • Got contamination' Call the ACERT

    Apr 3, 2008

    When Soldiers and other servicemembers are out in the field and have battle-damaged, possibly contaminated equipment, they need to know where they can go for safe, reliable turn-in.

  • Construction on Rise Throughout Redstone

    Apr 3, 2008

    Fueled by base realignment and closure, construction is booming at Redstone Arsenal. Funds have been appropriated for 13 projects, most BRAC-related, totaling $543 million. A typical year would have $40 million to $50 million worth.

  • Center Brings Lessons from Field to Soldiers

    Mar 25, 2008

    One Soldier's insight into how things can be done better in the combat zone today can save time for or the life of another Soldier in the combat zone tomorrow.

  • RDECOM implements 'green' simulators

    Mar 25, 2008

    Two of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs simulation devices just got greener. Thanks to the efforts of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering CommandAca,!a,,cs Perchlorate Replacement Team, the ground burst projectile simulator and the hand grenade simulator will be fielded with more environmentally friendly materials.


    Mar 25, 2008

  • Wounded Soldier help advance training tools for future Warfighters

    Mar 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Simulation and Training Technology Center has taken an active role in the community to support wounded warriors. Over the past three years the STTC has worked closely with the Wounded/Injured Soldiers from Florida National Guard under the Community Based Health Care Organization to provide subject matter expertise to engineers while receiving their medical treatment.

  • Two ARL staff members receive Presidential Rank Awards

    Mar 24, 2008

    Two members of the Army Research Laboratory staff have been selected to receive prestigious Presidential Rank Awards for 2007.

  • Army Attorney Remembers Civil Rights Revolution

    Mar 24, 2008

    Many people use Black History Month as a time to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of the black experience as part of the national fabric.

  • Local Students Wow CERDEC Employees with InS.I.T.E.ful Inventions

    Mar 24, 2008

    Partnership program with CERDEC and local community.

  • TARDEC/NAC to Participate in SAE 2008 World Congress and the First Annual APBA

    Mar 24, 2008

    The Society of Automotive Engineers 2008 World Congress will take place April 14 to 17, 2008, at Cobo Center in Detroit. The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center National Automotive Center will be participating in various ways.

  • Chamber hits new low

    Mar 24, 2008

    The Doriot Climatic Chambers are a facility that can reproduce environmental conditions occurring anywhere around the world. They can simulate temperature, humidity, wind, rainfall and solar radiation. These conditions can be setup separately or run concurrently.

  • ARL researchers lead next generation helmet development

    Mar 24, 2008

    A team of investigators from the Army Research Laboratory has recently developed a new process for making helmets that will provide up to 20-25 percent more ballistic protection than previous models. The process fabricates ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fibers, or UHMWPE, and other materials into near-net formed, highly compressed helmets.

  • Paintball guns with a purpose

    Mar 24, 2008

    Last month, Picatinny Arsenal fulfilled the ArmyAca,!a,,cs second urgent materiel release of the Individual Serviceman Non-lethal System, or ISNLS, FN 303 a semi-automatic less lethal launcher that uses compressed air to fire non-toxic 8.5 gram, .68 caliber projectiles filled with paint and bismuth.

  • Another chapter for four U.S. Soldiers

    Mar 24, 2008

    Four Soldiers from Aberdeen Proving Ground re-enlisted March 17 during a special ceremony hosted by the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Aberdeen groundbreaking sets stage for new era

    Mar 21, 2008

    Army officials broke ground Monday on a new $477 million complex at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., marking the start of construction of "Phase One" of the Team C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) campus there.

  • Civilian in Iraq Sees Changes Firsthand

    Mar 21, 2008

    Beanie babies, soccer balls, childrenAca,!a,,cs clothing, books, crayons and hygiene products can speak more than a thousand words of caring and concern when they are given to families who have survived the harsh realities of war. Phillip Schamp has seen the difference a gift from America can make in Iraq. He has seen the joy on a childAca,!a,,cs face as they hug a stuffed animal or kick a new ball. He has shared quiet moments of gratitude with Iraqi parents who know U.S. Soldiers and civilians are working for the same thing they want -- a future of freedom and opportunity for their children.

  • Leadership Class Connects Worker with City's Youth

    Mar 21, 2008

    Cedric PollardAca,!a,,cs recent venture into local leadership training tasked him with a volunteer job he found both inspirational and challenging Aca,!" connecting with high school students and talking to them about future career opportunities. That volunteer job took Pollard to Columbia High School, where he and other professionals created a Aca,!A"Career CarouselAca,!A? program that allowed students to talk to professionals about job opportunities and qualifications in a variety of fields.

  • PEO Missiles and Space officer first to receive Canada's leadership award

    Mar 21, 2008

    When it comes to firsts, the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space continues to set the mark. The most recent addition to the list comes in the person of Maj. Frederick Hughes, the first Army officer to receive Canada's Leadership award following two years of service as an exchange officer in Ottawa.

  • RRAD, TRMD receive new Patriot equipment

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Theater Readiness Monitoring Directorate and Red River Army Depot celebrated the Initial Operations Capability for the Patriot PM 560 March 5 with a ceremony. The event signified that all verifications and validations are complete and Patriot missiles will now be processed using the PM 560 certification process at RRAD.

  • AER Doubles Aid to Meet Rising Needs

    Mar 21, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief program has increased the financial assistance it provides to Soldiers and Families in need by about 40 percent since 2005, according to the programAca,!a,,cs director.

  • SDDC ships 2000th MRAP to theater

    Mar 20, 2008

    CHARLESTON NAVAL WEAPONS STATION, S.C. - (March 20, 2008) - The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 841st Transportation Battalion recently shipped the 2,000th Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle by sealift to the Middle East in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

  • Army kicks off 'TOCFEST' to develop tactical operations centers

    Mar 20, 2008

    Representatives from government and industry have commenced five weeks of analysis and activity at Fort Indiantown Gap, Penn to improve the ArmyAca,!a,,cs digital tactical operations centers and command posts.

  • 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


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