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  • Putting new boots on the ground

    Jun 17, 2013

    What it all comes down to is keeping Soldiers' minds on their missions in Afghanistan, rather than on their feet. That's how Ben Cooper views the development of the Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boot at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which began in spring 2011.

  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle 'closes capability gap,' Army says

    Jun 17, 2013

    While the Humvee has served the Army well for some 25 years, there's a "capability gap" in what it can do for warfighters on a 21st-century battlefield, said the Soldier responsible for overseeing its replacement.

  • Army supports STEM careers for girls

    Jun 17, 2013

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Aiming to excite local seventh-grade girls about science, technology, engineering and mathematics, subject matter experts from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center recently supported Project DREAM Work's Girls STEM Discovery Day at Harford Community College.

  • Researchers ensure top performance of Army radios

    Jun 17, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- To keep Soldiers safe and lines of communication open, frequent testing of radios used on the battlefield is imperative, Army researchers say.

  • Army aviation engineers play role in helicopter rebuild

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Army has upgraded the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior from 1980s equipment to the most current technology available.

  • Army supercomputing center signals growth in Soldier protection solutions

    Jun 13, 2013

    Supercomputers Army Research Laboratory engineers rely on to influence the direction of future armor solutions and other unprecedented capabilities for the Soldier moved into new space large enough to house five supercomputers each ranging from 4,000 to 20,000 processors each. In the next four years, the center will quadruple its computing capacity.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Army demos smaller, lighter, quieter 10kw power unit

    Jun 13, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center Command, Power and Integration Directorate, or CERDEC CP&I, hosted a demonstration of a novel power unit for its Department of Defense partners June 11 and 12.

  • Army interns get "greened"

    Jun 13, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2013) -- Interns from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications and electronics center participated in training events designed to familiarize them with "day-to-day" military training June 3-7.

  • Army scientist discusses developing Soldier solutions 'at the speed of war'

    Jun 12, 2013

    Mike Anthony recently completed a six-month deployment in which he served as U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center director, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army, South Korean leaders discuss research, development partnerships

    Jun 12, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 12, 2013) -- U.S. Army and South Korean officials discussed potential collaboration in science and technology areas that benefit both the military and civilian sectors June 11.

  • Research center counts on government flight representatives

    Jun 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 19, 2013) -- For aviation professionals, safety is job one. At the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's aviation and missile center, only the most highly qualified men and women work as Government Flight Representative and Ground Government Flight Representative.

  • Army scientists advance chemical detection techniques

    Jun 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 11, 2013) -- It's in the news on a regular basis. It's of increasing concern for the President of the United States. It's prompting U.S. forces to be more prepared. Chemical warfare is an increasingly real and dangerous threat to our nation, and the availability of accurate, quick detection is critical to the safety of the Warfighter and our nation.

  • Army scientist honored for exceptional service

    Jun 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 10, 2013) -- A recently retired Army research scientist was the focus of honors June 7 during ceremonies here.

  • Army researchers chase helicopter performance gains

    Jun 10, 2013

    A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance.

  • Maryland State Police briefs RDECOM on regional gang activity

    Jun 10, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Recognizing the signs of potential gang activity is essential to ensuring military personnel and facilities remain safe, U.S. Army officials said. Cpl. Joe Pompilii of the Maryland State Police briefed the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's protection committee June 6 on gang activity.

  • Army engineer uses his noodle fishing on reality TV

    Jun 7, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 10, 2013) -- Seven years ago, Allen Neuschwander took the plunge, literally and figuratively, into a new sport. At the time, it was largely an unknown sport. Today, however, thanks to reality television, many have heard about the southern sport of hand fishing.

  • War of 1812 bicentennial: Battle of Craney Island

    Jun 6, 2013

    After wreaking havoc in the northern Chesapeake Bay area in May 1813, the British turned their attention to Norfolk, Va.

  • Cut-resistant safety gloves lower risk of onsite injury

    Jun 5, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 5, 2013) -- When Phil Rice, a chemical engineering technician at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical and biological center, tests and replaces filter systems at APG buildings.

  • Army Seeks Industry Input on the Future of Small Arms Fire Control

    Jun 5, 2013

    On June 27, Project Manager Soldier Weapons will be hosting its first Small Arms Fire Control (SAFC) Industry Day at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to see just how far fire control technology has come, and how far it has to go before landing in the hands of Soldiers. Invitations to the industry day will be extended only to those organizations that successfully document their small arms fire control research and development efforts. Detailed submission requirements are posted on the website under solicitation number W15QKN13ZE003. Responses are requested by June 10.

  • New executive takes reins of aviation engineering team

    Jun 5, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 5, 2013) -- Jeff Langhout is new to the Senior Executive Service, but he's no stranger to Army aviation.

  • Army, University of Maryland create realistic robotic bird

    Jun 4, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- A robotic bird created by Army and University of Maryland researchers is tricking real flocks -- and hawks -- midair, making it a potential unsuspecting future war agent.

  • Heftier unmanned ground vehicle offers more lifting, hauling strength

    Jun 4, 2013

    A small car can't pull a heavy trailer. Sports utility vehicles don't have a compact car's fuel efficiency. A perfect, one-size-fits-all vehicle doesn't exist. The same goes for unmanned ground vehicles, known as UGVs.

  • Army Supercomputing Research Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground opens new facility

    Jun 2, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Supercomputing Research Center will host an invitation-only open house, June 10, 2013, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army engineers overcome challenges to field nonlethal weapons

    May 31, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- In an Army motor pool in Germany, half a dozen people are wielding wrenches, drills, and components. The noise of the drill dominates, as Soldiers drill mounting holes into Humvees.

  • Between a 'rock or something' and an MRE

    May 31, 2013

    The Flameless Ration Heater, developed at Natick to warm up Meals, Ready-to-Eat in the field, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

  • Army to study biological decontamination of aircraft interiors

    May 31, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- In the aftermath of a biological attack, aircraft decontamination would be a complex, challenging process. Army researchers are looking at ways to get military aircraft decontaminated and ready to use again.

  • Engineers quickly return Kiowa to flight in Afghanistan

    May 31, 2013

    When Soldiers needed to replicate a key part of an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter to return it to duty, they turned to the expertise of a deployed U.S. Army civilian engineering team. After the helicopter's fuselage bracket supporting the copilot's seat sustained damage from incoming fire, the 1106th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group Task Force 14 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, sought a quick turnaround solution.

  • Sensor, laser and mission command tech earn R&D awards

    May 31, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 31, 2013) -- The U.S. Army recognized the Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center for outstanding technical achievement advancing Army mission command, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting capabilities in 2012.

  • Top engineer built her career on teamwork

    May 29, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 29, 2013) -- When it comes to success, Patti Martin sees it as a team effort. Throughout her 30 years at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Martin has been involved with many engineering teams that have worked to develop, design and prototype aviation and missile systems that have been game changers on the battlefield.

  • Engineer pushes environmental approach in processes

    May 29, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 29, 2013) -- Words like green and sustainability are often used to refer to recycling, taking better care of the Earth, and new or alternative forms of energy, such as solar- or wind-power.

  • SHARE program shines light on available resources across APG

    May 29, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 29, 2013) -- Many subject matter experts, resources and assets across the installation spark innovative research efforts and perform sound testing capabilities to accomplish mission critical objectives for the U.S. Army.

  • Army, Marines partner again to update Tactical Imagery Production System

    May 29, 2013

    The Marine Corps has partnered with Army researchers again to overhaul tactical multimedia capabilities that support its information operation activities overseas.

  • Army explores futuristic uniform for SOCOM

    May 28, 2013

    Army researchers are responding to a request from the U.S. Special Operations Command for technologies to help develop a revolutionary Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit.

  • Knee brace puts 'a spring in your step'

    May 23, 2013

    Weight, hinge design, and assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks.

  • ARL scientist receives prestigious AMC award

    May 23, 2013

    William Glodek, a computer scientist in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, Network Security Branch, was recently selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Army Material Command Personnel of the Year.

  • Army closely monitors chemical agent disposal facility

    May 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Supporting a larger quest to establish a legacy of environmental responsibility, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical and biological center is making progress.

  • RDECOM recognizes 2013 NCO of the Year competition winner

    May 23, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Staff Sgt. Joshua Menninger captured top honors May 23 after a week of competition that tested four noncommissioned officers' physical abilities, endurance and technical expertise. Menninger earned recognition as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's NCO of the Year.

  • Picatinny supports patenting West Point cadet inventions

    May 22, 2013

    Like something that must have fallen off of Batman's utility belt, U.S. Military Academy Cadets Killian Burns, Sungi Cho, Steven Davidson, Max Saurwein invented the "Light Weight Short Gap Defeat and Anchor System."

  • Four RDECOM NCOs vie for top honors

    May 21, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Four Soldiers will test their physical fitness, endurance, technical aptitude and reasoning skills May 20 to 23 as they vie for honors in the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • War of 1812 bicentennial: Chesapeake Campaign

    May 20, 2013

    War became up close and personal in 1813 for areas close to present-day Aberdeen Proving Ground. United States logistical and naval sites became targets of the first British Chesapeake Bay Campaign during the War of 1812. Unfortunately civilians of the young United States suffered collateral damage at the hands of the British forces.

  • Researchers bring standard Army battery charger 'into the 21st century,' refine conformal battery

    May 17, 2013

    Over the past two decades the electronic devices Soldiers use and the rechargeable batteries that power them have advanced significantly, but the equipment used to recharge these batteries in the field are outdated and inefficient. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is working to change that paradigm.

  • Research center partnership trail leads to Puerto Rico

    May 16, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 16, 2013) -- Doug Felker knows excellence when he sees it, and he sees it in the engineering students at the University of Puerto Rico.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder: U.S., Filipino Soldiers train to purify water

    May 16, 2013

    A team of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilians helped the Filipino people purify more than 14,000 gallons of water during a joint military exercise in April. The water-purification project, part of the Balikatan 2013 Exercise, demonstrates the U.S. military's significant commitment to stand "shoulder-to-shoulder" during military operations as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in the Pacific region, said Jim Muldoon, the science advisor assigned to U.S. Army Pacific at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Understanding the value of patriotism, local elementary school celebrates

    May 15, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory participated in Churchville Elementary School's annual Patriot Day program held April 25. Fifty-two fifth grade students received certificates and awards from state and local politicians and were presented individualized medals by ARL's Maj. Jason Tate from the Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.

  • Army additive manufacturing brings concepts to life with 3D imaging

    May 15, 2013

    Additive Manufacturing technology has gained notoriety due to its ability to reproduce everything from critical gun parts with full functionality, to exact replicas of children's toys. Three-dimensional printing has even made an appearance in recent pop music videos, transporting viewers through a seemingly futuristic odyssey to clone a high-tech version of

  • RDECOM shows off latest Army technology at Armed Forces Day

    May 15, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Local students, military veterans and APG community members inspected and explored the Army's latest advancements in protective masks, body armor, ballistics protection and renewable energy at Armed Forces Day May 15.

  • Army researchers improve translation of U.S. -- Korean documents

    May 15, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 15, 2013) -- Joint exercises across the globe require U.S. Soldiers to communicate with armed forces who speak different languages.

  • Engineers work to better monitor missile health

    May 13, 2013

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is leveraging micro-electro-mechanical systems research in a new application to detect potentially damaging vibrations encountered by missiles during handling, transport and operation.

  • ARL participates in APG Earth Day celebration

    May 13, 2013

    Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) hosted about 650 children for its annual Earth Day celebration that was held at the Aberdeen Youth Services Center, Apr. 26. Many of the students were from Harford and Cecil County public schools.

  • Demining efforts improve technology and safety of Thai borders

    May 13, 2013

    Researchers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, continued global humanitarian demining research and development efforts, including a new one year project aimed to improve demining technology and increase border safety in Thailand that began March 29.

  • Army Lab engineers want 'smart energy' for warfighters

    May 9, 2013

    Engineers that manage the Smart Battlefield Energy on-Demand program, known as SmartBED are looking for energy solutions for the warfighter.

  • Army innovators make the difference for Soldiers

    May 9, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 29, 2013) -- The latest list of the Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Innovators includes the U.S. Army for the first time.

  • Army announces R&D achievement awards

    May 9, 2013

    WASHINGTON (May 9, 2013) -- The U.S. Army announced its 2012 Research and Development Awards in a public memorandum April 30. The annual recognition highlights the best in Army science and technology each year.

  • Army engineers enhance EOD Soldiers' safety with 'batwings'

    May 8, 2013

    U.S. Army engineers in Afghanistan recently designed and fabricated a tool to help Soldiers investigate possible improvised explosive devices from a safer distance.

  • Science Advisor helps create new technologies

    May 8, 2013

    As worldwide technologies are constantly changing and updating, the U.S. Army does its part to keep up with these changes. What some may not know is the Army has a tool that gives commands access to these new technologies or helps them create something entirely new. Hassan Azzam, science and technology advisor for U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), has served as an Army civilian for the past 15 years with the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). Azzam's key role is to provide commanders immediate access to labs and centers in RDECOM; cover capabilities and material gaps; help different combatant commands demonstrate rapid solutions to improve performance, readiness, safety, training and cost savings; and serve as a communications link on technology issues between Soldiers and the materiel development community.

  • Army uses advanced systems to improve training

    May 8, 2013

    Medical training community benefits from LiDAR research.

  • ARL student intern receives National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

    May 7, 2013

    Kesshi Jordan, a former student intern of Dr. William Nothwang and Dr. Alma Wickenden of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), under the Science Outreach for Army Research program, recently accepted the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Jordan qualified for both the NDSEG and the National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines.

  • Army-funded research may enhance battlefield medicine

    May 7, 2013

    ADELPHI, Md. (May 7, 2013) -- Extramural basic research at the University of California, Los Angeles, funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has led to the discovery of a fundamental new way to image microorganisms using visible or ultraviolet light without the requirement of any lenses, lasers or bulky optical elements.

  • Fort Bragg first to receive upgraded M119 howitzers

    May 6, 2013

    On April 19, Artillerymen at Fort Bragg, N.C., became the first unit in the Army to receive digitized M119A3 howitzers, which will make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker in combat.

  • Army civilian engineer applies no-fear personality to career

    May 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Lisa Smagala used to be afraid of heights, until she took a hot air balloon ride to challenge her fear. Guns made her nervous, so she went to a shooting range to test a few out. When Smagala thought she was an awful distance runner, she signed up for her first half marathon.

  • Engineer develops technology to upgrade lab

    May 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 9, 2013) -- A design project planned and executed by Tennessee Technological University students has given the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's aviation and missile center increased capabilities to accomplish its mission.

  • Student robotics competition hones technical and teamwork skills

    May 2, 2013

  • ECBC helps local teachers use robotics for applied math lessons

    May 1, 2013

    PERRYVILLE, Md. -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) offered 20 middle and high school teachers at Cecil County Public Schools a professional development training that revealed how mathematics lessons can be embedded in the context of robotics, April 18-20.

  • U.S. Army announces Federal Virtual Challenge winners

    Apr 30, 2013

    Federal Virtual Challenge winners announced at the Defense Users' GameTech Conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • ECBC to support remediation effort at Redstone Arsenal

    Apr 30, 2013

    ECBC to provide air, water, sediment sample analysis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in potential 25-year remediation project at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Army researchers test around the world in 26 chambers

    Apr 30, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- In a given work day Audrey Moberly and Greg Carter can visit the tropics, freeze in the Arctic or survive a sandstorm.

  • Army wins top award for innovation

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army has been named one of the world's most innovative research organizations, after earning more than 300 patents for new technologies in a three-year period.

  • AMRDEC employee recognized for proactive internal controls

    Apr 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army recently recognized an employee for his work to ensure the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's 9,000-strong workforce is secure, safe and fiscally responsible.

  • Efforts involving nuclear isomer research lead to publication in top journal for ARL physicist

    Apr 25, 2013

    ARL physicist Dr. Jeff Carroll of the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate's Power and Energy Division was recently recognized with a publication in Physical Review Letters. The publication, titled "Direct Observation of Long-Lived Isomers in 212Bi," describes results from an international collaboration that included Carroll, who helped arrange the "beamtime," perform the experiment, interpret the results and prepare the manuscript.

  • Army scientists scout energy solutions for the battlefield

    Apr 24, 2013

    Energy Scavenging is just one way U.S. Army Research Laboratory experts are getting more from existing resources. There are a number of technology areas enabling operational energy, such as energy storage, alternative energy sources, high-density power converters and micro grids that the lab is pursuing.

  • Assistant secretary: Work smarter to fill capability gaps

    Apr 24, 2013

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- (April 9, 2013) A senior Army leader visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center to meet with workers and outline her vision for the future.

  • Moment of Silence in honor of Boston Marathon Bombing victims

    Apr 23, 2013

    One week ago, on the morning of April 15th, we celebrated the Boston Marathon which is itself a celebration of Patriot's Day; that day when the citizens of this region took action that would culminate in the birth of this nation. At this time, one week ago, our city and our nation were stunned as we were pulled once again into the reality of Evil's ugly presence. We were shocked, but not dumbstruck; we were rattled, but not stilled. We are grieved, but resolute that the greatness of our city and region will continue forward.

  • Army team spans globe for science, technology solutions

    Apr 23, 2013

    U.S. Army science advisors are embedded with major units around the world to speed technology solutions to Soldiers' needs. The Field Assistance in Science and Technology program's 30 science advisors, both uniformed officers and Army civilians, provide a link between Soldiers and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's thousands of subject matter experts.

  • BenĂ©t Laboratories leads DOD challenge to harness private sector innovation

    Apr 22, 2013

    DOD-operated manufacturing centers have hundreds, if not thousands, of machines that for the most part operate independently. A new DOD challenge seeks to harness ideas and applications to improve defense manufacturing.

  • Out on a Limb

    Apr 22, 2013

    Breaking from its conventional basic research role, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is credited with launching the U.S. military's up-armor revolution that today continues to save Soldiers' lives and limbs by harvesting design, fabrication and fielding solutions -- in house - to thwart evolving threats.

  • Army, universities partner for aviation research

    Apr 19, 2013

    College students conducting research into remotely piloted unmanned aerial systems are testing their ideas on actual Army hardware.

  • Counterfeit investigation wins TARDEC an environmental award

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition for their work in detecting and mitigating the effects of counterfeit refrigerant in Army vehicles.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies, today, during a visit to Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Fort Belvoir, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh: This is why we own the night

    Apr 19, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (April 19, 2013) -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh received a demonstration of some of the Army's current and future technologies during a visit to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's night vision and electronic sensors facility, April 18.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits chemical, biological center

    Apr 16, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's chemical biological center March 28 as part of a demonstration organized by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

  • Army researchers improve vehicle design with blast tests

    Apr 16, 2013

    With the growing threat of improvised explosive devices over the past decade, Army researchers have been hard at work testing and evaluating ways to keep Soldiers safe from bomb blasts.

  • Combat vehicle ID app means Soldier training on-the-go

    Apr 15, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md -- Soldiers and civilians alike can now test their knowledge of U.S. and foreign combat vehicles in a new, free Android application released in February.

  • Modular appliances to dramatically improve field feeding

    Apr 12, 2013

    A versatile new suite of modular appliances promises to make feeding Soldiers in the field a more energy-efficient, cleaner, cooler and quieter process.

  • U.S., German Army leaders see scientific collaboration crucial to military success

    Apr 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Germany's ministry of defence's senior executives that are responsible for research and technology programs met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 9-10, 2013, as part of ongoing discussions to expand collaborative research efforts to adopt or develop technological capabilities to meet far-reaching future military needs.

  • Army aviation civilian retires

    Apr 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Four years ago, Richard "Dick" Spivey brought to the Army nearly 50 years of experience with one of the nation's top helicopter manufacturers.

  • Improved biosurveillance capabilities for U.S. Forces Korea

    Apr 11, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A portal, a duel and a kraken that springs to life. No, it's not the latest science fiction movie. It's an advanced technology demonstration that's just getting started.

  • Army engineering team, Soldiers partner in Afghan security mission

    Apr 11, 2013

    American Soldiers with a mission to advise the Afghan uniformed police finished securing a key coalition compound with the assistance of deployed U.S. Army civilian engineers and technicians.

  • New electronic warfare tool offers innovative approach

    Apr 11, 2013

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- Army electronic warfare teams recently developed a powerful new tool to investigate survivability, lethality and vulnerability in Defense Department systems.

  • Alabama honors Army aviation directorate

    Apr 10, 2013

    The AMRDEC Engineering Directorate has received an Alabama Performance Excellence Award.

  • Army aviation engineer has exciting career

    Apr 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From an early age, Anna Locke wanted to be an engineer.

  • Engineering director encourages cost-consciousness

    Apr 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Former Naval Air Systems Command test project engineer James Lackey has joined the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center as director of the Engineering Directorate.

  • Research center co-workers reunite while deployed

    Apr 10, 2013

    On any given workday, Domonique Davis and David Hartfield can be found in their respective offices in the Security and Intelligence Division of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

  • America's Army comics, game, app depict Soldier lifestyle

    Apr 10, 2013

    Deep in a maze of corridors at the Army Game Studio at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the worlds of graphic art, gaming and military collide.

  • Army researchers strive to understand vulnerabilities, mitigate injuries

    Apr 10, 2013

    The Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat program, formed in July 2006, brought together Defense Department intelligence, operational, medical, and materiel-development communities to improve DOD's understanding of vulnerabilities to threats and enable the development of improved tactics, techniques, and procedures and materiel solutions to prevent or mitigate traumatic injuries.

  • SNIFFER pilot program to launch in Baltimore

    Apr 10, 2013

    ECBC teams drive design for new test and evaluation program for chemical detectors used by city mass transit systems.

  • Army sees potential in light-emitting monolayers to benefit Soldiers

    Apr 9, 2013

    Penn State researchers working with the Army Research Office showed that tungstenite formed from layers of sulfur and tungsten atoms has light-emmiting properties that cold be useful to plenty of Army applications, like optical sensors or even lasers.

  • West Point Cadets, MIT students solve challenges at Soldier Design Competition

    Apr 9, 2013

    Undergraduate students from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, participated in the 10th annual Soldier Design Competition held at MIT, April 4, 2013.

  • Virtual window provides vital view for Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2013

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- Army researchers are looking for ways to give Soldiers a look outside using cameras and monitors.