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  • ACC reaches tipping point

    Mar 31, 2011

    Army Contracting Command's move to Redstone Arsenal passed its "tipping point" in March as the personnel strength in Alabama surpassed the 50 percent mark.

  • Army says Aca,!Eoegenerating forceAca,!a,,c should not be cut further

    Mar 31, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal told senators March 29 that the ArmyAca,!a,,cs generating force has already taken significant cuts and must be preserved to ensure a pipeline of trained troops.

  • AMC: the Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Secretary of the Army has designated the U.S. Army Materiel Command as the Army's Lead Materiel Integrator in a memorandum March 22, which changes how the operational Army will receive its materiel, arms, ammunition, and equipment in the future.

  • AMC town hall and award ceremony

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a packed auditorium, with several outlaying organizations participating through a live broadcast, AMC's commanding general gave a progress report on the organization from a global perspective here, March 25.

  • Employees Make Difference For AMC

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Despite the demands of two wars, budget issues, an Army in transformation and moving its headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, AMC continues to provide its customer - the war fighter - with the best equipment and support, said AMC commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody.

  • ECC civilian recognized for service in Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2011

    An Expeditionary Contracting Command civil servant has been honored for his work in Afghanistan by the NATO commanding general. Douglas Waller received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service in March from Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commanding general of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, for his work with the Afghanistan Ministry of Defense and Afghan National Army.

  • AMC designated Army's Lead Materiel Integrator

    Mar 29, 2011

    AMC Press Release

  • ACC Today - Winter 2011

    Mar 29, 2011

    ACC TODAY Winter Edition 2011 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today.

  • Chief of Staff, Sergeant Major, Army visit U.S. Army Human Resources Command to discuss new command

    Mar 28, 2011

    Chief of Staff and Sergeant Major of Army visit U.S. Army Human Resources Command Soldiers, Civilians of the Adjuctant General Directorate, to discuss new command selection board process, award CSA coins.

  • New campus built on tradition of excellence

    Mar 28, 2011

  • ACC Small Business training workshop 'a huge success'

    Mar 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Programs held a two-hour training workshop March 23 at the Hogan Family YMCA in Madison.

  • Military children need nation's support

    Mar 24, 2011

    Military children need the support not just of the Defense Department, but the "whole of nation" to ensure they're ready for the future, a DoD official said here today.

  • The 27th Annual Army Family Action Plan Conference identifies 16 new quality-of-life issues

    Mar 22, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Earlier this month, I discussed the progress we made resolving 17 of 40 quality-of-life issues at the AFAP General Officer Steering Committee held in February.

  • Military family members arrive in Seattle from Japan

    Mar 20, 2011

    About 200 military family members arrived March 19, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Wash., after leaving Japan voluntarily, U.S. Army North officials said. The family members left Yokota Air Base, Japan, aboard a government-chartered airplane.

  • One step closer to leaving: property transfers to Iraqis continue

    Mar 19, 2011

    As the U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to further strengthen their cohesion, an official building and equipment transfer between the United States Forces - Iraq joint civil-military operations staff and Iraqi Ground Forces Command civil-military operations staff took place, March 12, at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • ACC director visits MICC

    Mar 18, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Sharing the command's priorities and successes were among the topics discussed by the Army Contracting Command executive director during a visit here March 16 and 17.

  • Contracting professional selected for national panel

    Mar 18, 2011

    Senior Service College Fellow student Charles Farrior has received the honor of presenting his research paper at the Naval Postgraduate School eighth annual Acquisition Research Symposium May 11-12 in Monterey, Calif.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 18, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 18, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann.

  • ACC Chief of Staff Bids Farewell

    Mar 18, 2011

    Col. James E. Simpson, Army Contracting Command chief of staff, receives a command senior leader coin display from Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director, at his farewell ceremony March 14, at ACC Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Va. Col. Simpson, chief of staff since July 2010, will soon depart for Baghdad where he will serve as the senior Army contracting official supporting Operation New Dawn.

  • ACC Chief of Staff Bids Unit Farewell

    Mar 18, 2011

    Col. James E. Simpson, Army Contracting Command chief of staff, receives a command senior leader coin display from Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director, at his farewell ceremony March 14, at ACC Headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Va. Col. Simpson, chief of staff since July 2010, will soon depart for Baghdad where he will serve as the senior Army contracting official supporting Operation New Dawn. Sally George, deputy chief of staff, will succeed him on an interim basis. Col. Jeffrey Gabbert, Defense Contracting Management Agency, central region commander in Huntsville, Ala., will become the ACC chief of staff in June.

  • 903rd CCBn Soldier participates in Hajj on invitational orders

    Mar 17, 2011

    In a massive mix of cultural and religious gathering of people in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Maj. William Trimble stood tall with a sense of enlightenment.

  • Dual promotion for Army couple who partnered for their careers

    Mar 17, 2011

    Camp Casey, Korea, probably doesn't top the list of honeymoon destinations for most newlyweds, but spending theirs deployed to Southeast Asia in 2003 was just part of the unique journey shared by Majors Robert and Renee Mann. Serving in Army careers that have taken them around the globe, sometimes together and sometimes apart, the two officers will celebrate their accomplishments in a dual promotion ceremony at the Pentagon on March 11.

  • ACC to establish contingency support center

    Mar 17, 2011

    Jeff Parsons, executive director of the Army Contracting Command, announced today his intent to establish a new Contingency Support Center to coordinate and manage all command support to contingency operations both within the U.S. and overseas. According to Mr. Parsons, "The key to achieving this goal is to better synchronize enterprise-wide efforts and to more effectively leverage the expertise and talent we have across the command."

  • Bass receives Longwood University alumni award

    Mar 16, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Joseph L. Bass, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, recently received the highest and most prestigious award given by Longwood University's Alumni Association in a ceremony this February.

  • Petreaus: Coalition has momentum in Afghanistan

    Mar 16, 2011

    The Taliban's momentum has been reversed in most areas of Afghanistan, but the progress achieved there is fragile and reversible, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces said here today.

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  • Red Cross website links Japan-based troops to home

    Mar 15, 2011

    In the wake of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, Red Cross officials are encouraging U.S. servicemembers and families posted there to register with an online resource intended to keep family and friends back home informed of their welfare.

  • Official notes readiness challenges in Pacific

    Mar 15, 2011

    The U.S. military response following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan highlights the importance of a forward troop presence in the region, a senior defense official told Congress March 15. Michael Schiffer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, testified today before the House Armed Services Committee's readiness subcommittee on long-term challenges in the Pacific region. "Our forward presence in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region has allowed us to respond to Japan's urgent needs quickly," Schiffer said.

  • US forces provide relief aid to Japan

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. military forces are working alongside their Japanese counterparts to provide aid as the country digs out in the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck March 11.

  • BRAC will increase local educational needs, APG leaders say

    Mar 11, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Base Realignment and Closure will significantly increase the need for higher-education programs near APG, Army and Maryland state officials said here March 8. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior commander, encouraged the development of an infrastructure in Harford County to accommodate the needs of scientists and engineers coming to the area. "Maryland has an incredible opportunity," Justice said. "Government, industry and academic collaboration is incredibly valuable as a catalyst for innovation."

  • Brooks visits ACC facilities at Redstone Arsenal

    Mar 11, 2011

    Jeff Parsons, Army Contracting Command executive director, shows U.S. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama's 5th Congressional District, the ACC and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters campus at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Brooks visited the Redstone campus March 7 for an orientation and Army contracting update.

  • ACC Hosts First Industry Executive Council Meeting

    Mar 11, 2011

    Senior Army Contracting Command leaders and a group of industry representatives came together on Feb. 24 at ACC headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Va., for the first meeting of the ACC Industry Executive Council. The council is a forum to exchange information, identify common issues, build partnerships and develop solutions to move ACC even further in its quest to improve Army contracting.

  • Forbes retires after 41 years of service

    Mar 9, 2011

    As some say, 1969 was a very good year. The New York Jets of the American Football League won Super Bowl III, man first landed on the moon, Jimi Hendrix rocked Woodstock and Deborah Forbes joined the federal workforce.

  • Army, Air Force host industry day event for Qatar businesses

    Mar 9, 2011

    Members of the Army Contracting Command - Qatar and the U.S. Air Force's 379th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron conducted a Joint Industry Day at the Ramada Conference Center, Doha, Qatar, in February. ACC - Qatar is located in the region on Camp As Saliyah and the 379th is at Al Udeid Air Base.

  • Army growing contingency contracting ranks

    Mar 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army is continuing to expand its ranks of contingency contracting officers and noncommissioned officers tasked with providing forward contracting support to ongoing war zone and humanitarian missions worldwide.

  • Army Buyers Work For Success On Battlefield

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's acquisition corps may not be on the front lines. But its professionals are fighting every day to ensure Soldiers have the right equipment to accomplish the mission. And, with two wars going on at the same time, that mission has been demanding.

  • 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion executes its first pre-deployment exercise

    Mar 3, 2011

    The 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., invested almost a year planning then executing the Expeditionary Contracting Command's annual two-week training exercise, Operation Joint Dawn held at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 24 through Feb. 4.

  • Chief says dwell at 24 months beginning October

    Mar 2, 2011

    In firm words, the Army chief of staff said Soldiers deploying after Oct. 1 could expect to have 24 months at home upon return.

  • Army to Congress: FY 12 budget to sustain balance

    Mar 2, 2011

    For years the Army's chief of staff has said the service was "out of balance," but he believes next year's budget request will keep it on the right footing after 10 years of war.

  • PT test gets overhaul

    Mar 2, 2011

    For the first time since 1980, the Army Physical Fitness Test is being overhauled, and may be replaced by both the Physical Readiness Test and the Army Combat Readiness Test.

  • Army, industry partners discuss efficiencies

    Mar 1, 2011

    U.S. Army leaders and their industry counterparts agreed that they can work together to increase productivity and help identify areas of economic efficiency and cost savings in an era of constrained resources.

  • NCO Spotlight - Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Shults

    Mar 1, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Shults, a contract specialist assigned to the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion in Kaiserslautern, Germany, began his military career in 2004. Shults spent the first part of his military career as a medic and was given the opportunity to reclassify into the 51C contracting field. Upon completion of his training with the Defense Acquisition University, he reported to the 409th Contracting Support Brigade headquarters in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Sen. Kirk, Rep. Schilling pay visit to Rock Island Arsenal

    Feb 25, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of Army Sustainment Command, briefs U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (left) and U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (right) during a visit to Rock Island Arsenal on Feb. 25.

  • AUSA, the AMC perspective

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, briefed an audience of Army leaders, international soldiers and industry on AMC's perspective concerning an array of topics at the AUSA Winter Symposium here, Feb 24.

  • AMC senior leaders tour new home

    Feb 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command's leadership took a survey of its nearly completed headquarters here, Feb 23.

  • Army Observes Presidents Day at Mount Vernon

    Feb 24, 2011

    "It's a privilege for the Military District of Washington and The Old Guard to be here today."

  • Three Fort Huachuca swimmers make nationals

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Three swimmers affiliated with Fort Huachuca recently made a big splash when their times qualified them for nationals. 2nd Lt. Kenneth Cummings, Company C; 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, Anna DeLozier, Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Grounds (C4ISR) and Carmen DeLeon, lifeguard, Barnes Field House will compete against swimmers from across the nation in the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship in April.

  • SMA Preston reflects on Army's growth

    Feb 22, 2011

    As Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston prepares to step down March 1 as the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, he attended a final bloggers roundtable Feb. 17 to reflect on the Army's changes during his tenure.

  • Senior Pentagon official visits APG to discuss efficiencies

    Feb 17, 2011

    A senior Department of Defense official said he is focused on providing greater efficiencies as the military faces budget constraints. "Delivering better value every year to the taxpayer and Warfighter is what it's all about," said Dr. Ashton Carter, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

  • Command's realignment means increased support to customers

    Feb 16, 2011

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command is in the midst of realigning its forces to provide even better support to its internal and external customers. With input from its customers and stakeholders, the realignment will posture the command for continued success. "We've taken great ideas and feedback from lots of individuals and organizations in order to craft this plan," Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, ECC commanding general. "We think we're on the right track to further improve expeditionary contracting for our Army."

  • President's budget request includes $671 billion for defense

    Feb 14, 2011

    President Barack Obama's fiscal 2012 defense budget request continues the department's reform agenda, but protects personnel and family programs, Pentagon officials said.

  • AMC top NCO: I wanted to be the best Soldier I could be

    Feb 11, 2011

    Thought by all accounts to be the last draftee on active continuous duty, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger still wears the Soldier's uniform with pride.

  • Meeting with the Army acquisition workforce

    Feb 10, 2011

    The Honorable Frank Kendall, principal deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, met with members of the Army's contracting and acquisition workforces at Fort Belvoir, Va., February 10, to discuss the Department of Defense "Better Buying Initiatives."

  • Combined Endeavor 11 Planning Conference

    Feb 9, 2011

    Maj. Jim Lee, a 409th Contracting Support Brigade training officer stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany, shows Maj. Serik Duimagambetov from Kazakhstan, the benefits and perils of the Meal Ready to Eat in Yerevan, Armenia, at the Combined Endeavor 11 Initial Planning Conference. As the business advisor and planner for Combined Endeavor 11, Lee was recommending the MRE for the exercise as a cost effective solution to using additional contracted dining facilities.

  • Military contracting specialists prepare for future deployments

    Feb 9, 2011

    More than 200 contingency contracting warfighters, coming from as far away as Japan, Alaska and Hawaii, descended onto Fort Campbell, Ky., January 24 through February 4, to participate in the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's Operation Joint Dawn, the largest joint contracting field training exercise of its type.

  • 409th CSB talks mission support at AFRICOM Conference

    Feb 8, 2011

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - At the semi-annual U.S. Africa Command's Contracting Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, representatives from the Kaiserslautern-based 409th Contacting Support Brigade briefed on current events, initiatives and issues relevant to contracting activities in support of AFRICOM.

  • Reading in the classroom

    Feb 8, 2011

    Master Sgt. Michael Bonds, senior enlisted advisor, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion, reads to 3rd graders at Vogelweh Elementary School in Kaiserslautern, Germany as part of a 'Professional Reading in the Classroom' program the 409th Contracting Support Brigade is hosting to encourage it's soldiers and employees to get out and volunteer

  • C4ISR Center of Excellence has emerged at APG

    Feb 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Just five years ago Congress announced its 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Law plans to relocate the Army's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Materiel Enterprise.

  • Academy commandant to be next SMA

    Feb 6, 2011

    Army senior leadership announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III will serve as the 14th sergeant major of the Army.

  • U.S. Army Celebrates Opening of Army Acquisition Center of Excellence

    Jan 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army marked the opening of the first Army Acquisition Center of Excellence (AACoE) today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). This facility will provide the Army acquisition workforce with vital education and career development opportunities, while consolidating two previously separate training campuses-at the Institute for Advanced Technology at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the Bevill Center at UAHuntsville-to save time, money, and resources.

  • Hutchison selected as executive director of ACC-Rock Island

    Jan 28, 2011

    Michael R. Hutchison has been selected Executive Director of Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI) and promoted to the Senior Executive Service. He has been serving as acting executive director and the ACC-RI's principal assistant responsible for contracting since June 2010.

  • Whistleblower makes the call

    Jan 26, 2011

    Tim Haddix is a whistleblower and doesn't care who knows it. That's because he saves his whistle blowing for the basketball court. When Haddix is not at work, the information technology specialist for Army Contracting Command's Information Management Directorate, is running up and down the basketball court officiating National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I basketball games across the country. He has eight years of experience at the college level.

  • NCO Spotlight - Staff Sgt. Brian s. Baugh

    Jan 26, 2011

    As one of the newest members of the contingency contracting noncommissioned officer corps, Staff Sgt. Brian S. Baugh is making a huge impact during his first contracting assignment as part of the 408th Contracting Support Brigade, Army Contracting Command-Kuwait.

  • AMC Band cuts ribbon on new facility

    Jan 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (January 24, 2011) -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Band cut the ribbon on its new facility here, Monday.

  • Logistics key to Afghan success, DCOM-Regional Support CSM says

    Jan 24, 2011

    At every destination during his battlefield circulation, one functional area threaded all three sites near Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan - logistics. For Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Vincent, this is the key to success for coalition forces in Afghanistan. Not just to meet the 2014 withdrawal date, but to ensure continuous success for decades to come.

  • Army significantly changing contracting policy, APG leader says

    Jan 19, 2011

    EDGEWOOD, Md. -- The U.S. Army is significantly changing the way it does business with defense contractors, a senior Aberdeen Proving Ground leader said Jan. 18. Industry has a vital role in helping the military save money as it faces budget cuts, said Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Army Fraud Unit recovers $1.6 billion

    Jan 19, 2011

    Since 2006, MPFU has conducted investigations resulting in more than 236 indictments and 299 convictions, 266 suspensions of contractors and 126 debarments of contractors.

  • Army Contracting Command renames contracting centers

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the renaming of its major contracting centers to reflect their geographical locations. The centers provide comprehensive acquisition, contracting, business advisory, production support, and depot-level maintenance services in acquiring, fielding, and sustaining Army weapon systems, services and Soldier support.

  • MICC leaders visit JROTC cadets

    Jan 18, 2011

    Junior ROTC cadets at Tom C. Clark High School and John Jay High School recently hosted the Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general where he discussed service to the Nation. Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Leisenring and Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Jackson, MICC command sergeant major, visited the schools and were treated to performances by the cadets' drill and ceremony squads and talked with the students.

  • Gen. Dunwoody awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor

    Jan 17, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody was awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor.

  • 3-star flag raises at AMC forward

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leaders started his first official day of work here Monday.

  • Army civilian gets a kick out of European soccer

    Jan 14, 2011

    Sean De Haas has been kicking up a storm after recently competing with the Ramstein Soccer Team in the Armed Forces Europe soccer tournament in Aviano, Italy. De Haas, a U.S. citizen raised in Kaiserslautern by his Department of Defense teacher parents, attended Ramstein High School in his youth where he excelled at soccer as part of the All-Europe soccer team.

  • Biden promises responsible drawdown in Iraq

    Jan 14, 2011

    After meeting in Iraq today with its new governmental leaders and with U.S. officials, Vice President Joe Biden promised deployed U.S. servicemembers the United States will draw down its forces in a way that preserves their achievements and honors the sacrifices made there.

  • Medal of Honor recipient tours Hollywood

    Jan 13, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and wife Jennifer along with Staff Sgt. Erick and Jacqueline Gallardo toured southern California for five days, meeting the public, community leaders and the media. They also visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, conducted a face-off between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs and met Hollywood celebrities.

  • Contract Management - A Fundamental Component of Any Resource Management Program

    Jan 11, 2011

    A brief discussion of IMCOMs contract management program.

  • The Army Management Staff College Opens its 3rd Annual Excellence in Education Award

    Jan 10, 2011

    Announcement of the Army Management Staff College's 3rd Annual Excellence in Education. this award recognizes Army organizations that have invested in professional development programs for the Army Civilian team members. It also promotes the philosophy that education is a lifelong pursuit and a strategic investment for the Army.

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Contracting specialists train for disasters during contingency contracting exercise

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Shafter, Hawaii - The 413th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Shafter become the first CSB to support a disaster scenario based on real-world events during a recent joint contracting field training exercise. The exercise, Pacific Contingency Contracting Disaster Training, was based on Operation Unified Assistance after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The exercise focused on providing emergency contracting to a joint task force supporting a foreign disaster relief effort.

  • Army green in a sea of contracting blue

    Jan 6, 2011

    The 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion's 682nd and 713th Contingency Contracting Teams in their Army greens invaded the Randolph Air Force Base's (San Antonio, Texas) Camp Talon during a joint contingency contracting exercise. The 916th, 682nd and the 713th are located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, under the Expeditionary Contracting Command's 410th Contracting Support Brigade, also at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Cureton selected as Fort Belvoir NCO of the Quarter

    Jan 6, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Frederic Cureton knew early in life he was meant to serve the nation as a Soldier. His desire was to be one of the best and recent actions are moving him in the right direction. Cureton is a paralegal noncommissioned officer in the Expeditionary Contracting Command's Office of Counsel, Fort Belvoir, Va., and was recently named the Fort Belvoir Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter.

  • The U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl kicks off at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. The nation's premier high school all star football game serves as national coming-out party for America's future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Vince Young, and Tim Tebow all made their network television playing debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Southern Soldier reflects on God, family, country

    Jan 5, 2011

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - God. Family. Country. In that order. The only colors are a red and blue American flag draped over a black-inked cross with those three words: God. Family. Country. U.S. Army Pfc. Gregory K. Martin, a fire control direction specialist from Pleasant Grove, Ala., wears this tattoo on his forearm proudly. For him, it's a symbol for the three most important things in his life.

  • Contracting battalion continues operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10.

  • 410th CSB continues contracting operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10. Operation New Horizons is a series of recurring U.S. led humanitarian assistance projects in Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. This year's projects were in Haiti and picked up where Operation Unified Response left off

  • 410th CSB continues contracting operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10.

  • Soldiers, Airmen providing contracting expertise at Randolph Air Force Base

    Jan 3, 2011

    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Contracting and equipping the workers to cut the grass, furnish offices and do housekeeping, among other jobs on base, is the provenance of the 902nd Contracting Squadron.

  • Antiterrorism Theme - Antiterrorism Awareness in Contracting

    Dec 28, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army antiterrorism theme for the second quarter, fiscal year 2011 (2Q/FY11), <i> Antiterrorism Awareness in Contracting </i> focuses on heightened awareness and understanding of the relationships and responsibilities between antiterrorism program requirements and contract management processes. By embedding antiterrorism awareness throughout the contracting process, the Army as a community, is better protected from terrorists.

  • ACC CSM on the ground at Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 21, 2010

    The Army Contracting Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Tony L. Baker is the command's first senior leader to arrive at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Redstone contracting official leads way to better business

    Dec 21, 2010

    On her way into work most mornings, Cathy Dickens likes to spend quiet time thinking about the day ahead. It's a 30-minute drive, giving her plenty of time to contemplate how she hopes the day will go, and what decisions, actions and meetings will be critical to mission success. "I want to make sure we stay true to the mission, true to the organization," Dickens said. "I want to make sure we are allowing decision making that is guided by the right motivations. So, on the way to work I turn off the radio and I say a prayer, and I think about what we want to accomplish, how we will handle things and what we need to do to ensure the right impact."

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • Picatinny Chapter earns Walter R. Graalman Award

    Dec 16, 2010

    The National Contract Management Association Picatinny Chapter recently earned the Walter R. Graalman Award, the highest honor bestowed by the NCMA. The Gold Graalman award is presented to outstanding NCMA chapters for their annual accomplishments in meeting and exceeding the NCMA goals and objectives.

  • Army Contracting Command's new landing page on Facebook

    Dec 16, 2010

  • Command in Afghanistan engages in mentoring to subcontractors

    Dec 14, 2010

    A new contracting initiative by a command in southwest Afghanistan incorporating the use of larger companies mentoring to smaller companies to complete projects shows promise of serving as a model for the rest of Afghanistan. Mentoring to subcontractors is a relatively new way of doing business as it has been too risky and difficult for local, smaller companies to secure a contract with larger companies, said a coalition commander in Afghanistan. The use of local companies, however, helps an area's local economy where construction projects to the support Afghan National Security Forces are taking place.

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