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  • Cadets work alongside Army chemical and biological experts

    Aug 6, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center welcomed cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point this summer to work on chemical and biological defense projects.

  • Former Picatinny employees inducted into Ammunition Hall of Fame

    Aug 6, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Three former Picatinny employees were inducted into the Ammunition Hall of Fame July 25 in honor of their contributions to U.S. military ammunition. Dr. Joseph Lannon, Charles Digney and William DeMassi served the Department of Defense supporting the development, purchase, and delivery of ammunition to U.S. service members.

  • 'Long-Lived Power' could extend life for battlefield sensors

    Aug 5, 2013

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are testing tritium, a radioisotope that is produced in nuclear reactors, to power sensors. This alternative energy source could give sensors -- the eyes and ears of warfighters -- a battlefield energy source capable of lasting a 13-year half-life.

  • Empty shells resurrected, find new life as flares

    Aug 5, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (August 5, 2013) -- The saying goes, "no guts, no glory," but the Army has found glory of sorts in a gutted ammunition stockpile that would have been sold as scrap metal.

  • Collaboration leads to new rocket propulsion technology

    Aug 5, 2013

    A team of Army researchers developed a new gel-propellant engine called the vortex engine. Michael Nusca, Ph.D., Robert Michaels and Nathan Mathis were recently recognized by the Department of the Army with a 2012 Army Research and Development Outstanding Collaboration Award for their work titled, "Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Development and Testing of Controllable Thrust Gel Bipropellant Rocket Engines for Tactical Missiles."

  • Harnessing new ideas: ARL's high-risk research pushes tech barrier toward new helmet system

    Aug 1, 2013

    Gunners, patrol personnel, cooks, medics and other Soldiers who wear helmets for long periods of time could get much needed head and neck relief from a revolutionary device developed by U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers, a new study found. The Vertical Load Offset System--or VLOS, a prototype exoskeletal device designed to displace the static load of the helmet onto the shoulders, proved in recent studies to reduce apparent strain overall on a Soldier's head and neck. Some Soldiers reported both the sensation of lighter head-borne weight and more helmet stability. Achieving these results--given the dynamic movement of the head in combination with helmets loaded with equipment such as night vision devices, batteries and other equipment--is a major step forward, researchers said.

  • UMass-Amherst seniors create quickly deployable 20-foot tower for Army

    Aug 1, 2013

    Five University of Massachusetts-Amherst seniors created a full-scale, 20-foot tall, deployable tower prototype in less than four months.

  • Innovation leads to improvements in on-the-move communications system

    Jul 31, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Integrated Electromagnetic Materials Research team was recently recognized with a 2012 Army Research and Development Achievement Award for their technology titled, "A Materials Physics Innovation to Achieve Enhanced and Balanced Material Properties to Enable the Army's Next Generation On-The-Move (OTM) Communications Systems."

  • Advanced guidance software increases accuracy of precision airdrop

    Jul 31, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Aug. 7, 2013) -- The Joint Precision Air Drop System, or JPADS, recently received a guidance system software upgrade, greatly increasing its accuracy. JPADS uses a GPS-guided cargo parachute enabling U.S. troops to be resupplied by air in a wide variety of terrains, climates and geographically secluded areas.

  • APG unveils center for STEM, education outreach

    Jul 30, 2013

    Aspiring scientists and engineers are now exploring their future careers at a unified Aberdeen Proving Ground facility dedicated to education outreach.

  • Picatinny computer program saves time, money

    Jul 25, 2013

    By using software "extensions," scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal now have a tool that transforms complex modeling and simulation programs into easy-to-learn software.

  • Dr. Russell's aspiration; to be advocate for U.S. Army Research Laboratory and its people

    Jul 23, 2013

    "People first, mission always," emphasizes Dr. Thomas P. Russell, director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, who took this phrase to heart as he visited each of the directorates and organizations within ARL.

  • Safety Stand Down Day -- not just for today, ARL's everyday culture

    Jul 23, 2013

    Dr. Thomas Russell, director, U.S. Army Research Laboratory provided opening remarks at ARL's annual Safety Stand Down Day held at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 20. After sharing a story where he was involved in an investigation concerning the death of a researcher at a previous job, Russell said he got a rude awaking that completely changed his viewpoint on safety training. "We often think of training day as a day that we don't want to be here," said Russell. "I want you to reflect on today--it's not just … 'Ok, I just got to check the box.' I don't feel that way anymore and neither should you."

  • Army researchers showcase MANPRINT at Pentagon

    Jul 23, 2013

    Researchers from the Manpower and Personnel Integration Methods and Analysis Branch--part of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate--recently participated in the Joint Human Systems Integration display at the Pentagon. This annual event focuses on highlighting HSI as it is implemented across all of the services.

  • Student scientists go 'Inside the NFL'

    Jul 22, 2013

    The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade eCYBERMISSION STEM competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

  • Army adopts stronger, lighter composite materials

    Jul 19, 2013

    In the future, Army aircraft may be made of all composite materials, and the Prototype Integration Facility Advanced Composites Laboratory is ready.

  • A moveable feast

    Jul 17, 2013

    They grew up on the same block in Seattle, but Lt. Col. Tim Haley and Deborah Haley didn't meet each other until later.

  • Conformal battery unburdens Army's networked Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve Soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices.

  • Army develops low-cost next generation biological detector

    Jul 15, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Accurately identifying biological threats in order to safeguard U.S. soldiers against them is a capability the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has provided the national defense community for years. Now, the Center has developed a next generation tactical biological detector that reduces technology costs, saves production time and uses a power source that is more energy efficient.

  • ECBC recognizes scientists with safety award

    Jul 10, 2013

    Dr. John Carpin and David McCaskey were awarded the 2013 Excellence in Safety Award for their innovative design of the McNamara Glove Box Facility, which has promoted and improved the safety culture at ECBC.

  • U.S. Army aids France with RPG-defense test data

    Jul 9, 2013

    The U.S. Army has transferred technical test data on a rocket-propelled grenade defense system to France that is vital to its military operations in Mali, officials announced.

  • Army leads nation in push to digital manufacturing

    Jul 8, 2013

    The Army is enlisting its Manufacturing Technology Program, commonly known as ManTech, to lead the establishment of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute.

  • Army scientists research new technologies for rapid, accurate detection capabilities

    Jul 5, 2013

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., are seeking alternate technology that is more effective and lower in cost, to screen samples and identify whether or not they are a chemical or biological agent

  • July 4, 1863: Turning point in the Civil War

    Jul 3, 2013

    Many consider July 4, 1863 to be the turning point of the American Civil War. Two important, famous, well-documented battles resulted in Confederate defeats: the Battle of Gettysburg (Pennsylvania), July 1-3, and the Fall of Vicksburg (Mississippi), July 4. However, two other major, lesser-known events resulted in two additional Confederate defeats. Both losses, one in Tennessee and one in Arkansas, were influenced by the Vicksburg Campaign.

  • Army technical experts to operate explosive destruction system

    Jul 3, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. --The Program Executive Office for Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives announced on April 18 that it has selected the U.S. Army's Explosive Destruction System to support the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant at the Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colo.

  • Soldiers teach Army values to student scientists

    Jul 1, 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. -- One of the duties of a noncommissioned officer is to instill the Army's core values into young Soldiers. During one week in June, eight NCOs and one junior enlisted Soldier from the Research, Development and Engineering Command taught those values to young student scientists at the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event.

  • Combat Feeding Directorate looks for innovation through 'hackathon'

    Jun 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Combat Feeding Directorate has signed a partnership intermediary agreement with Boston's hack/reduce, which will hold the first-ever mobile data "hackathon" with Department of Defense data.

  • Army engineers develop new decontamination guidance

    Jun 26, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Response from medical and emergency personnel during the recent Boston Marathon attacks has been heralded as one of the best because of the planning and practice of first responders and hospitals who handle mass casualty situations.

  • ECBC brings field capability home to Edgewood

    Jun 25, 2013

    ECBC's CBARR Business Unit is known for providing onsite field support to customers across the country. Now, the organization is providing air monitoring and sample analysis support for a characterization effort of WWII-era buildings located in Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Army's eCYBERMISSION announces 2013 winning teams

    Jun 24, 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. -- The U.S. Army recognized the winning student teams of the eCYBERMISSION national science competition June 21. eCYBERMISSION is an annual web-based science competition for sixth- through ninth- grade students.

  • Refining AMC's mission and vision

    Jun 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- After ten months of site visits and internal assessments, the U.S. Army Materiel Command changed its mission and vision statement.

  • The Army honors excellence in STEM education

    Jun 21, 2013

    Students excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were recently recognized at the 11th Annual eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Education Event in Leesburg, Va.

  • Army tests lethality against moving targets with new software model

    Jun 19, 2013

    Military analysts now have a tool that brings together unprecedented modeling and simulation features to help them better choose, or build weapons to overpower future threats.

  • Army encourages young students to make science a career

    Jun 19, 2013

    LEESBURG, Va. (June 18, 2013) -- Sixteen student scientist teams here for the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event June 17-21. The NJ&EE includes several science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities in addition to the eCYBERMISSION competition finals.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • Field support training takes system-of-systems approach with Capability Set 13

    Jun 18, 2013

    As the Army's first units prepare for deployment with an array of new communications technologies, a new breed of "super" engineers are also training to help maintain these advanced capabilities in and out of theater.

  • Picatinny software engineering center earns top quality rating

    Jun 18, 2013

    An organization here that develops software that operates in numerous weapons systems used by U.S. military personnel worldwide has attained a top quality rating that no other federal government organization currently holds.

  • U.S., Japan collaborate to navigate

    Jun 17, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 17, 2013) -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Japanese Ministry of Defense's Technical Research and Development Institute recognized five engineers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's aviation and missile center for their contributions to a joint effort.

  • 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.