Archive: Sep 2013

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  • USACE Galveston awards $1.36 million contract for Alexander Island Placement Area DAMP

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount $1,369,515.74 to Integris Projects LLC (a Small Business Administration 8(a) contractor), for dewatering of the Alexander Island Placement Area relating to the Houston Ship Channel in Harris County, Texas.

  • Army Reserve troops continue deployments despite looming governmental shutdown

    Nov 30, -0001

    In the middle of a looming governmental shutdown, troops assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC), the largest federal US Army command in the Caribbean, departed through the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport towards a mobilization station in the continental states, Sept. 27, before traveling to Afghanistan.

  • Secretary of the Army administers the oath of office to the 40th Administrative Assistant

    Sep 27, 2013

  • USACE Galveston District awards $1.8 million Sims Bayou contract

    Sep 30, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, awarded a contract to Kimrick Performance Group LLC, a 8(a) small business, in the amount of $1,877,831 for construction of a wider channel bottom that will enable larger storm water conveyance at Sims Bayou, in the vicinity of Hiram Clarke and Buxley bridges.

  • Shoulder to shoulder with an NFL legend: Herschel Walker visits Fort Riley

    Sep 27, 2013

    Mixed martial artist, NFL player and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker visited Fort Riley on Sept. 25 to spread his message of resiliency and interact with Soldiers.

  • Connecting the dots in safety

    Sep 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army Materiel Command's safety director can sum up his more than three decades of service in one short phrase: connecting the dots in safety.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $5 million contract for GIWW dredging & beach renourishment project

    Sep 27, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District awarded a contract in the amount of $5,034,950 to Orion Marine Construction Inc., to dredge the High Island to Bolivar Flare portions of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas.

  • Rising Thunder rumbles through the Yakima hills

    Sep 27, 2013

    The hills rumbled with explosions as helicopters, tanks and tactical vehicles descended on Yakima Training Center, Wash., for Operation Rising Thunder Sept. 3-24. After two decades of interaction, the training continues to sustain and develop a relationship between the U.S. Army and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.

  • Market Garden commemorated with living history

    Sep 27, 2013

    Since 1945, the people of Holland set aside a day in September for reflection and the celebration of their hard-earned freedom. They look back upon a time in 1944, when Allied forces pushed through the odds in an attempt to upend a German stronghold. They remember Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne military operation the world had ever known. Though the attempt to infiltrate enemy lines was ultimately deemed a failure to the tune of more than 17,000 Allied soldiers lost, Holland was liberated nearly a year later. Since that time, the efforts made during the operation have not been forgotten. Much of this gratitude is shared with the 101st Airborne Division, one of two American airborne units charged with the monumental task. For Dan Peterson, director of Fort Campbell's Don F. Pratt Museum, it is a busy time, as he has helped to organize a commemorative living history display for the past eight years.

  • Training burns

    Sep 27, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- "It's like the devil just peed on my face -- that's how it feels," said Spc. Maria Rios, military police Soldier with the Puerto Rico Army National Guard's 480th Military Police Company, after completing the Oleoresin Capsicum, or "OC" spray course during her mobilization training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • New Army ROTC scholarships anticipate future leadership needs

    Sep 27, 2013

    Anticipating the Army's need for officers who will reflect the geographic and ethnic diversity of the nation, and who will be effective in an increasing complex world, Cadet Command has begun targeting some scholarships to certain segments.

  • Pershing's Own revives 'petting corral'

    Sep 27, 2013

    Large amounts of wide eyes, blowing and toe-tapping were evident at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Brucker Hall Sept. 21.

  • Wounded warriors pedal 164 miles

    Nov 8, 2013

    More than 40 wounded, injured and ill Soldiers and their supporters from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, Ky. Warrior Transition Battalions participated in the first Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride Tuesday and Wednesday. The therapeutic and challenging ride between the two installations was designed to help strengthen the bonds between the Soldiers while giving them a challenge they could meet and overcome with the help of their fellow riders. As riders completed the last leg of the 164-mile trip, members of Fort Campbell and the surrounding communities came out to cheer them along. Groups of people stood along Trenton Road, Tiny Town Road, Fort Campbell Boulevard and throughout the installation to wave and cheer. Staff members from the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters building also stood along Indiana Avenue, saluting and encouraging the riders.

  • Corps announces tuition assistance changes

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Marine Corps has announced changes to its eligibility requirements for using tuition assistance.

  • 'Devil' Brigade Soldier helps comrade in need

    Sep 27, 2013

    Pfc. Patrick Hernandez saw the signs. Another Soldier in his section wasn't himself. He was distant, down in the dumps, "seemed like he was having a real hard time." When the Soldier didn't show up for a pre-field training gear drop off one Sunday in early February and didn't answer phone calls, Hernandez began putting the pieces together. He remembered the Soldier talking about a gun he recently bought, so he and others could go shooting at a range. He lived in the barracks and planned to store it at a friend's off-post house. Hernandez called and found out the weapon never showed up.

  • JBM-HH hosts International Children's Burn Camp

    Sep 27, 2013

    Teen campers, along with counselors and staff from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) National Children's Burn Camp were given VIP treatment when the group arrived at the JBM-HH fire station Sept. 24.

  • Soldiers Update: Calm, Cool, Confident

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers fine tune their skills during a firing range in Afghanistan. Available in high definition.

  • Soldiers Update: Fallen 12

    Nov 30, -0001

    Ceremonies are held every year in Belgium to honor American Forces. Available in high definition.

  • UAS teams enhance skills through field training

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., (September 13, 2013) -- The Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems operators and maintainers assigned to TUAS platoon, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), have spent several weeks in the field to advance their capabilities as the UAS asset for the Rakkasans. "This is our 3rd week out here for our field exercise," said Spc. John Alexander, a TUAS operator assigned to the TUAS Platoon, "This field exercise was designed to increase our readiness level by incorporating combat mission simulations." The TUAS platoon is training vigorously to get their operational readiness to the highest level.

  • Aircrews complete flood rescue missions

    Sep 27, 2013

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Air crews flew out of Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder, Colo., for the last time Sept. 19 after six days of non-stop flood evacuation and rescue missions. A rescue fleet of seven helicopters and 77 Soldiers including pilots, crewmembers, maintenance personnel and fuel handlers from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, began evacuating flood victims Sept. 14.

  • Soldiers Update: Medical Future

    Nov 30, -0001

    Coalition Forces visit the National Military Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan to assist Afghan National Security Forces in training for future medical operations. Available in high definition.

  • National Depression Awareness Month

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, speaks about the importance of treating depression as a serious medical condition. No slate version.

  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, delivers a public service announcement about the month of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. No slate version.

  • Army Corps of Engineers promotes STEM awareness at Texas Christian University

    Nov 30, -0001

    Col. Charles H. Klinge, commander, Fort Worth District, Army Corps of Engineers spoke to 22 engineering students on the Texas Christian University campus, Sept. 24 about opportunities with the Corps.

  • Managing time, communication is key for husband-wife SHARP team

    Sep 27, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army's Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program was designed to prevent incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault before they occur...

  • Space and Missile Defense Command saves Army money with low-cost 'Zombie' targets

    Sep 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has found a way to save the Army money while still providing capabilities by using low-cost targets during missile defense testing.

  • "Fit to Fight" at Topeka Tough Mudder

    Oct 1, 2013

    Army Reserve Soldiers banded together at the starting line of the 2013 Topeka Tough Mudder to take on and conquer the hard core 12-mile obstacle course held here at Heartland Park Sept. 21 and 22.

  • Searchers train in advanced water rescue

    Sep 27, 2013

    An elite team of firefighters who are part of the Fort Wainwright water search and rescue team participated in an emergency response diving technician course culminating in an open water dive on post Sept. 12.

  • Winter driving requires proactive participation

    Sep 27, 2013

    A tragic accident occurred less than two miles from the Badger gate Monday claiming the life of a woman loved by her family and friends.

  • Law Enforcement Leaders Share Experiences with Explorers from Law Enforcement Exploring Academies

    Oct 2, 2013

    The Office of the Provost Marshal General, and MPs from Military District of Washington and the 200th MP Command shared law enforcement experiences with Explorers from the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies in Fort Meyer, Virginia this past summer.

  • ASC CG holds final town hall of FY 2013

    Sep 27, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command and senior commander, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., held a town hall outlining the command's current status and future Sept. 24.

  • Common Hardware Systems: one stop for total lifecycle management

    Sep 30, 2013

    The Army's Common Hardware Systems (CHS) program takes a holistic approach to contracting by providing a one-stop-shop across a system's lifecycle, supporting it from cradle to grave. "Because CHS is a consolidated acquisition source that can provide total lifecycle systems management, it allows the Army and Department of Defense (DoD) to reduce inefficient single-point solution procurement, lifecycle sustainment costs and field support manpower requirements," said Danielle Kays, product director (PD) for CHS. The CHS program provides a rapid and proven means to deliver modified commercial-off-the-shelf information technology (COTS IT) solutions to its DoD customers, primarily the Army's operational force. Its consolidated acquisition approach can design, develop, modify, ruggedize, environmentally test, procure, sustain and provide configuration management for hardware systems -- all using a single contract action. "We collaborate with engineers across the Army Materiel Enterprise to obtain program requirements and reach out to industry to identify the latest technologies that meet the user's mission," Kays said. "CHS systems engineers offer a single, efficient interface to develop solutions that meet the needs of multiple program executive offices and project managers (PMs), supporting cross-program solutions for the common operating environment (COE)." Instead of encouraging developers to begin with a blank slate by designing a system or capability from beginning to end, the Army is advancing parameters for a more interoperable COE where government and industry partners can contribute applications to an existing standard framework. Through customer-provided requirements and engineering processes, CHS helps to identify the best fit and more focused, efficient solutions across the Army. The CHS effort also touches the many units and tactical organizations that are purchasing modified COTS equipment outside of the COE, allowing CHS to promote the common systems infrastructure through the acquisition process. CHS increases efficiencies by applying a Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Materiel Enterprise-centric approach to streamline technology insertions, saving execution time and accelerating delivery schedules. In collaboration with its prime contractor, CHS will design and develop a system up-front to meet customer requirements without having to charge the customer for non-recurring engineering to research, design, develop and test a new product. "Once a system is added to CHS, the system and the 'next generation' of that system can be acquired for the life of the CHS contract with a simple delivery order, without going through a re-compete for future procurement," Kays said. To reduce cost and accelerate procurement, CHS can implement large consolidated buys, resulting in economies of scale. The program office also ruggedizes hardware to ensure it can survive in the intended operational environment. Customers can choose the level of ruggedization based on their environmental and mission requirements. CHS also provides environmental testing to ensure equipment meets operational requirements. When developing acquisition strategies, sustainment costs typically represent the largest life-cycle cost factor programs need to consider. PD CHS's tactical sustainment strategy includes regional depot support, extended warranties, rapid turnaround times and configuration management. Project manager offices that oversee large programs of record (PORs), such as PM Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, PM Mission Command and PM Distributed Common Ground System-Army, utilize CHS to fulfill their multi-year sustainment strategies. Bundling services under a single CHS part number allows the PORs to control costs across the product lifecycle. When adding hardware to the CHS contract, customers can also choose from a menu of flexible warranty options to maintain it. After fielding their hardware, customers also have the option of returning to PD CHS to generate a task execution plan supporting reset, deep cleaning, equipment retrofit, field training exercise support and out-of-warranty repairs. The CHS warranty covers all hardware for defects in material, workmanship and fair wear and tear. Warranty repairs or replacements are accomplished within a 72-hour repair turnaround time at worldwide CHS Regional Support Centers. "The customer has the peace of mind in knowing that from a logistics standpoint, once the equipment is fielded there is a single number to call, a single hotline and a single turn-in point for all hardware under warranty," said Joshua Graham, systems engineer for PD CHS. In the past, when purchasing large quantities of equipment from multiple contractors at different times, it has proved nearly impossible to always receive the exact equipment in the same configuration that was originally purchased. Equipment with different configurations can cause future integration, interoperability, training and user issues that inevitably increase costs. However, configuration management is a critical function of the CHS program and is provided to ensure system interoperability and compatibility across multiple programs. CHS manages each customer's unique configurations and program baselines to ensure that in all subsequent buys, the precise configuration is being purchased and can be used and integrated into other systems exactly as the initial equipment had been. CHS also manages items reaching end-of-life and works with industry providers and PORs to ensure the replacement items fit within the configured design and operating environment. These efforts not only increase consistency for greater efficiency, but also offer significant cost avoidance. The CHS technical evaluation environment utilizes a distributed network and leverages only those systems, architecture, and automated assessment tools required to support each evaluation. Coupling technologies like hypervisors (virtual machine monitors) and hardware remote management capabilities with the Army's testing networks will help provide a more simplified method for future hardware evaluations. "Potentially, multiple solutions can meet technical specifications and system interoperability requirements," Graham said. "Following the conclusion of each technical evaluation, CHS provides materiel developers with the data and metrics needed to choose the right brand-name solution for their program and end users." CHS continually seeks innovative ways to effectively and efficiently provide the right solutions to its customer base. In a unique opportunity to demonstrate and review new advancements in technology, PD CHS will be hosting a Technology Day on Oct. 1 at the C4ISR Campus at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. The event will also provide a venue for technical leads and engineers across different C4ISR organizations to discuss common program requirements and collaborate on effective technology solutions that meet mission needs yet simplify operations. "The goal of this Technology Day is to give technology providers the opportunity to demonstrate possible solutions and collectively allow us to further understand the needs of our customers and the C4ISR community," Kays said. "Supporting our Soldiers should not be a stove-piped, isolated effort, but one approached in an open and cooperative arena."

  • Veteran returns 60 years after graduating

    Sep 27, 2013

  • A new chapter: U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

    Sep 27, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The Army closed a chapter in its history Sept.26 at Kleber Kaserne, furling colors of two Army garrisons and opening one anew, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz. The ceremony marked an end to the U.S. Army's garrison in Heidelberg and Mannheim, with the casing of U.S. Army Garrison Baden-W├╝rttemberg' colors. Meanwhile, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern was redesignated as U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz.

  • Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine II Cooperative Agreement Awarded to Warrior Restorat

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM): Warrior Restoration Consortium, under the Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Medical Service, the Office of Research and Development - Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.

  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point leverages milSuite to grow future leaders

    Sep 27, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., is using milSuite, the military's secure social media toolset, to help save money and turn its cadets into well-rounded leaders.

  • Tickled Pink -- Annual aerobathon raises awareness of breast cancer

    Sep 27, 2013

    Participants in Fort Jackson's fourth annual Do it in Pink aerobathon show up in pink clothes and ready to sweat to raise awareness for breast cancer Saturday at the Solomon Center. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation event drew about 150 men, women and children of all ages who showed their support for the cause.

  • SSI recognized for training overhaul

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Soldier Support Institute recently received the Pike's Peak Performance Award following a remodeling of the school's Advanced Leaders Course and Senior Leaders Course.

  • Fort Stewart promotes Family Advocacy Program & Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Sep 27, 2013

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  • 120th trains cadre on proper boot fitting

    Sep 27, 2013

    Col. Michael Neary, chief of podiatry at Army Community Hospital at West Point, N.Y., visited the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) Monday to talk about his experiences with fitting boots for cadets at the U.S. Military Academy.

  • Sledgehammer soldiers lend a helping hand

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, participated in a Warrior Outreach home repair project in Phenix City, Ala., Sept. 14. The project helped Helen Brown, widow of Bobby B. Brown, who served in the military until 1971. At the time of his death, March 22, 2011, he was an emergency management director.

  • Human Resources commander visits Fort Jackson

    Sep 27, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Richard Mustion, commanding general, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, visited Fort Jackson last week to discuss upcoming changes in force structure and Officer Evaluation Report methodology.

  • Commentary: Why do I break dishes?

    Sep 27, 2013

    Sometimes in order to move forward out of extreme pain and hard times, it becomes important to remember who you are. At the heart of me, and at the heart of Her War, Her Voice, there is a woman who has a voice and an ability to help herself heal.

  • Video-stitching technology provides new persistent surveillance capability for U.S. Army

    Oct 3, 2013

    Engineers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, have demonstrated an improved situational awareness system, utilizing an array of cameras, video stitching technology and autonomous target detection software.

  • Military Police Corps marks 72nd anniversary

    Sep 30, 2013

    The Soldiers whose regimental crest bears the words "assist, protect and defend," celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Military Police Corps at Fort Belvoir, Va., Sept. 26, 2013.

  • Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

    Sep 27, 2013

    What actions or characteristics describe a hero? Would you recognize a hero if he or she were standing next to you or speaking with you?

  • Eighth Army commander thanks ROK Army officers

    Sep 27, 2013

    The Eighth Army commanding general described the important role the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance plays in maintaining security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in the Asia Pacific region, to students at the Republic of Korea Army War College Command Course in Daejon, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2013.

  • Soldier input aids Army researchers

    Sep 27, 2013

    Engineers from Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center solicited ideas for future combat vehicle projects from Arrowhead Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Managing time, communication is key for husband-wife SHARP team

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Army's Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program was designed to prevent incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault before they occur. The program would not exist without the noncommissioned officers who serve Sexual Assault Response Coordinators, Victim Advocates and SHARP representatives.

  • 2ID crews qualify with Multiple Launch Rocket System

    Sep 26, 2013

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from B Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live fire qualification exercises in "Rocket Valley" near Cheolweon, South Korea Sept. 25.

  • COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN

    Sep 26, 2013

    Col. Darin S. Conkright, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Commander, Pfc. Jester, Mrs. Lori Conkright and Ms. Collich, slice the ceremonial cake to mark the opening of this year's Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, Sept. 17. Last year, Area III community members donated $255,618 to the CFC-O Campaign. For more information om this year's campaign, visit the CFC-O Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cfcoverseas.org.

  • 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March

    Sep 26, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - Soldiers from the 194th CSSB take part in the 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March on Camp Humphreys, Sept. 14. The ruck march was conducted in remembrance of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center, Pentagon and United Flight 93.

  • Army Community Service hosts community job fair

    Sep 26, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Army Community Service hosted a job fair in the Camp Humphreys Community Fitness Center here, Sept. 13, featuring approximately 40 military and civilian employers. Attended by more than 145 job seekers, the event provide military spouses, retiring or separating service members, and others in the community, access to potential employers, job hunting advice, and information on current and upcoming employment opportunities.

  • 'Air Defenders' sign proclamation

    Sep 26, 2013

    OSAN AIR BASE -- Capt. Blake Benedict, commander of Battery C, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, signed a proclamation that commits his Air Defenders to teaching English to the students at a local Korean school here Sept. 12. The school principal, Suh, Yong-Ha, signed on behalf of the Songil Elementary School and welcomed the friendship of the U.S. service members.

  • 210th Fires Brigade make their own clouds

    Sep 26, 2013

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from A Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted live fire qualification exercises in "Rocket Valley" near Cheolweon, South Korea Sept. 26. During the training, Soldiers from A Battery fired rockets from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System side-by-side with the Republic of Korea Army. The Soldiers tested their equipment, developed crew cohesion, and built confidence in their skills. 210th Fires Bde. is committed to combined training opportunities with key regional military partners to build an increased combined capability to defend Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • ANAD town hall gives positive FY14 outlook

    Sep 26, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot Commander Col. Brent Bolander acknowledged the trials of the last year while giving positive news about the next fiscal year during his town hall address to the workforce yesterday.

  • JMC CG meets ANMC workforce

    Nov 21, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kristin French toured the Anniston Munitions Center Sept. 18. It was her first visit to Anniston.

  • Safety, success highlight ANCA's 18-year history

    Sep 26, 2013

    As the 2013 fiscal year ends, so will the 18-year mission of the Anniston Chemical Activity.

  • Media Advisory: ACC Change of Command and ECC Relinquishment of Command Ceremony

    Sep 26, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, commanding general, Expeditionary Contracting Command, will relinquish command of ECC. Mr. Bryan Samson, ECC deputy to the commanding general, will become the acting director, ECC. Harrison will then assume command of ACC from Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols.

  • Hydraulics shop touches most vehicles on depot

    Sep 26, 2013

    Many people think Anniston Army Depot's Hydraulics Systems Branch only works with cylinders, but, in fact the employees overhaul and rebuild much more.

  • Chamber recognizes ANAD

    Sep 26, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot was recognized Sept. 18 at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce's Salute to Industry luncheon.

  • New manager takes charge of PM CAS

    Sep 26, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Col. Willie Coleman succeeded Col. Scott Turner as the Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems during a change of management ceremony Sept. 12.

  • Army Medical Command works to improve patient communications

    Sep 26, 2013

    Army Medicine's new "system for health" is an overhaul of the old Army "health care" system. It provides new system components for more effective communications.

  • AMC Commander reflects on year in command

    Sep 26, 2013

    A year after the U.S. Army Materiel Command's first change of command on Alabama soil, Gen. Dennis L. Via is building on accomplishments and looking toward the future.

  • ACC-APG renovation project unites Division D employees

    Sep 26, 2013

    A building renovation project literally brought together employees of Division D of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • ACC commander holds town hall meeting, tours Rock Island facilities

    Sep 26, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general, Army Contracting Command, held a town hall with the workforce here, followed by a tour of the ACC-RI facilities.

  • Lt. Gen. McQuistion Visits Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Sep 26, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, made her first visit to Crane Army Ammunition Activity Sept. 26, in order to gain a better understanding of the Activity's mission and capabilities.

  • MDA Live Fire Test Proves Mettle of THAAD Battery with Help from 94th AAMDC

    Sep 26, 2013

    KWAJALEIN ATOLL, REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS - The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, in conjunction with Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen from multiple combatant commands, successfully completed a complex missile defense flight test Sept. 10, 2013, resulting in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Sept. 26, 2013

    Sep 26, 2013

    Weekly news wrap-up from around the world of Army Contracting.

  • AMC commanding general earns career award

    Sep 26, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 26, 2013) -- The Army Materiel Command's Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via accepted the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association's leading award Wednesday for exceptional career service.

  • Secretary of the Army affirms Picatinny's importance to national security

    Sep 30, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., Sept. 26, 2013, to assess the effect of sequestration on the installation's efforts in research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of weapon systems and ammunition.

  • First 'Thought-Controlled' Bionic Leg Funded Through Army Medicine Research

    Sep 27, 2013

    Researchers unveiled the world's first thought-controlled bionic leg Sept. 25, funded through the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's (USAMRMC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and developed by researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Center for Bionic Medicine.

  • Life YOUniversity

    Sep 26, 2013

  • ISAF, ANSF memorial unveiled during ceremony in Kabul

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    An unveiling ceremony for the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Security Force memorial was held outside of ISAF Headquarters, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Paratrooper dedicated to readiness, resiliency of fellow troopers

    Sep 26, 2013

    If you're looking for a noncommissioned officer who cares about the readiness and resiliency of fellow troopers here, you'd be hard pressed to find someone more dedicated to that mission than Sgt. Brian P. Hamilton with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. On Sept. 20 Hamilton officially unveiled a project five months in the making: a new and improved Crossroads Coffeehouse, located on the corner of Gruber and Reilly roads.

  • Infantry chaplains

    Sep 26, 2013

    As the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducts their eXportable Combat Training Capabilities rotation, the brigade's chaplains immerse themselves in the military decision making process to better serve their soldiers.

  • US Army NATO brigade holds spiritual fitness breakfast

    Sep 26, 2013

    Think of comprehensive soldier fitness as a three-legged stool. For a soldier to be at his or her best, all three legs of the stool need to be solid. One weak link and the overall well being of the soldier could collapse.

  • Fort Lee Commissary to introduce DeCA's customer ID scan procedure

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- The Fort Lee Commissary will launch a Department of Defense identification card scanning program Oct. 8 that will improve the store's ability to assess customer demographics among other important benefits.

  • Botswana Defense Force chaplains visit NC Guard

    Sep 26, 2013

    Once a year, Army and Air Force chaplains that provide counseling, ministry, and pastoral services to soldiers for the state of North Carolina come together to complete a religious support training class at Fort Fisher, N.C.

  • Sill celebrates retirees, military spouses

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Retired Sgt. Maj. Don Armstrong and his wife, Marsha, made the 200-mile drive from Owasso, Okla., to Fort Sill for Retiree Appreciation Days. They had attended RAD twice, and on this trip they planned to take advantage of the three days of activities.

  • Aftermath: Moving on from disaster

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Somewhere in the United States or around the world someone is affected by an incident or disaster daily. Once they are affected, they begin the process of putting the pieces of their lives or business back together, in most cases immediately. This is the recovery phase of a disaster or incident, and the least thought about and least planned for aspect of our lives.

  • Directorate of Logistics changes name, keeps services

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Directorate of Logistics is officially changing its name Oct. 1 to Logistics Readiness Center Fort Sill, but Director Karen Jordan said their services will remain the same. "We hope our customers didn't feel any change to the services we provide. Most of the change was where we get our money; where we get our guidance and direction; where we get our priorities established. So hopefully, except for sequestration and furlough, our customers didn't notice a change in the services that DoL provided," said Jordan.

  • Suicide awareness and prevention a year-round priority for 82nd CAB leaders

    Sep 26, 2013

    Suicide awareness and prevention training is a year-round effort at all levels of the Army. Individual organizations, units and leaders raise awareness by teaching troopers how to look for signs, provide help for possible victims and provide intervention techniques. As they work to raise understanding of the signs and symptoms of suicide, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade leaders want their troopers to know they care and are in the fight with them.

  • Area agencies to meet for breakfast, launch purple ribbon campaign

    Sep 26, 2013

  • Soldier garners quarterly award at Sill

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Spc. Jaypee Pardo, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, was named the Fort Sill Soldier of the Quarter, but his peers said he should've been named Soldier of the decade.

  • Month brings to light, seeks to end domestic violence

    Sep 26, 2013

  • SecArmy visits, touts, challenges Watervliet

    Sep 30, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Watervliet Arsenal today to assess the effect of sequestration on the arsenal's ability to conduct research and design efforts, and manufacturing, in support of howitzers, cannons, and mortars for U.S. Armed Forces and allies.

  • Field artillery school welcomes new CSM

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Army Field Artillery School welcomed its new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony, and the Lawton-Fort Sill community said good bye to the schoolhouse's outgoing CSM during a retreat ceremony Sept. 19 near McNair Hall.

  • Day recognizes, honors Gold Star Mothers

    Sep 26, 2013

  • Sill commander presents state of garrison

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT SIll, Okla. -- Col. Glenn Waters, Fort Sill Garrison commander, presented his state of the garrison message Sept. 19 to some 200 government employees, contractors and Soldiers at Sheridan Theater here.

  • Reducing stigma is a goal of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Sep 26, 2013

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month is held each year to increase awareness of disability employment issues and the resources available.

  • Fort Sill civilian pens bully prevention story

    Sep 26, 2013

  • Curbing gender violence requires cultural change

    Sep 26, 2013

    Internationally known author Dr. Jackson Katz spoke to the Fort Carson community about what men can do to reduce gender violence before the "point of attack" from a man to a woman, during a Domestic Violence Month event Sept. 18.

  • Board of Education Certificate of Recognition Presented to CTSF Employees

    Sep 26, 2013

  • Fort Carson community helps prevent pollution

    Sep 26, 2013

    More than 9,415 pounds of waste was diverted from landfills thanks to Fort Carson's household hazardous waste collection event Sept. 18 in observance of National Pollution Prevention Week.

  • Operation Homefront awards Fort Meade contractor with house

    Sep 26, 2013

    Joseph Saunders is walking on cloud nine. On Aug. 12, Saunders received a phone call from Operation Homefront while at work on post. He was notified that he and his wife had been selected to receive a mortgage-free home.

  • Training Day

    Sep 26, 2013

    Fort Meade youngsters hit the field with Washington Redskins

  • Fall hunt aims to help wounded warriors

    Sep 27, 2013

    The 2013 Wounded Warrior Fall Hunt at Fort Rucker, Ala., will be Oct. 5-12, 2013, and will give wounded warriors, as well as Soldiers and civilians, the opportunity to hunt hogs and coyotes to win prizes that will help out a worthy cause.

  • Bulldogs beat down Medics, 28-6

    Sep 26, 2013

    Fort Rucker's 2013 Intramural Football Season kicked off Sept. 23 as teams went head-to-head to set the tone for the season.

  • Lyster embarks on new radiology partnership

    Sep 26, 2013

    Lyster Army Health Clinic has teamed up with Eisenhower Army Medical Center's radiology department at Fort Gordon, Ga., to speed the process of clinical interpretation and expand the opportunity for consultation.

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