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  • Working Day and Night for their Customers

    Aug 22, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Having awarded more than 6,000 annual contracts valued at more than $620 million in less than two years is a considerable effort but it's the smaller portion of the 413th Contracting Support Brigade's workload that allows its customers to sleep better at night.

  • Third Army, ACC contract positive working relationship with Kazakhstan

    Aug 19, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- For the more than 200 participants attending the Steppe Eagle 2011 exercise, the first day rigors of deployment were significantly reduced.

  • Inspector General serves as commander's eyes, ears

    Aug 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- More than just the eyes and ears of the commander, the Expeditionary Contracting Command's Inspector General's Office serves both the commander and members of the command by performing four IG functions: inspection, assistance, investigation, and teaching and training for the specific purpose of enhancing the command's readiness and capability.

  • Spotlight On...Angie Moshammer

    Aug 18, 2011

    Learn more about ACC employee Angie Moshammer, 409th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • MICC fusion cell eases fiscal closeout

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As the staffs of Army leaders across the country work feverishly to obligate more than $30 billion in funds during the final quarter of fiscal 2011, a team of contracting professionals here has been assembled to ensure their requirements are met.

  • West Point presents distinct role for contracting

    Aug 16, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- As the oldest continuously occupied military post in America, West Point creates an extraordinary workload for contracting professionals here who must harmonize the post's modern needs with its rich history.

  • Voluntarily Transfer Incentive Program now accepting applications for branch transfer

    Aug 15, 2011

    Between now and Sept. 9, all eligible officers are encouraged to submit their applications for branch transfer through the Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program.

  • 409th CSB employee conducts training at OPM-SANG

    Aug 11, 2011

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- German local National Carmen Kaufmann, a contracting professional for more than 26 years, recently made a trip to Saudi Arabia to train a team from the Office of the Program Manager Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program.

  • ACC provides contracting support to Rapid Trident 11

    Aug 10, 2011

    YAVORIV, Ukraine -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command's 409th Contracting Support Brigade and 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion provided various contracting support to Rapid Trident 2011.

  • Spotlight On...Master Sgt. Richard Vokes

    Aug 10, 2011

    Getting to know Master Sgt. Richard Vokes, a contracting officer at the Kabul Regional Contracting Center

  • Eleven graduate from Quality Assurance Intern Program

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT DIX, N.J. -- Eleven quality assurance specialists graduated from the Army Contracting Command's Quality Assurance Intern Program here July 28.

  • MICC explores space in latest recruiting efforts

    Aug 8, 2011

    Capitalizing on a pool of trained space shuttle employees, Mission and Installation Contracting Command recruiters took part in a job fair Aug. 2 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

  • Wetland credits help environment, saves money

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The purchase of wetland and stream credits by the government is allowing Mission and Installation Contracting Command professionals to help guide the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence here toward full operational capability in September.

  • MICC helping tell the Army story

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Mission and Installation Contracting Command professionals here play a critical role in helping communicate the Army's history through their support of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and its historical grounds.

  • MICC explores space in latest recruiting efforts

    Aug 5, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Hoping to capitalize on a ready pool of trained government employees in search of a job following the final space shuttle landing, Mission and Installation Contracting Command recruiters took part in a job fair Aug. 2 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

  • Army announces civilian reductions

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army announced today it will reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce by more than 8,700 people by Sept. 30, 2012.

  • Contracting Executive Council Members Air Ideas

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command's Executive Industry Council gathered July 28 to discuss contracting innovations and best practices targeted at improving contracting business processes.

  • COIN--The strategic, operational, and tactical implications of the economic variable in counterinsur

    Aug 3, 2011

    The strategic, operational, and tactical implications of the economic variable in counterinsurgency operations

  • PARTNERS IN CONTRACTING--Jointly manned centers demand proper training in cultural complexities

    Aug 3, 2011

    Contingency contracting officers (CCOs) are force multipliers worldwide, supporting Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines in multifaceted operations ranging from counterinsurgency to disaster relief, by ensuring that critical resources and services flow uninterrupted. It is a complex responsibility.

  • COR More than eyes and ears

    Aug 3, 2011

    The importance of a contracting officer's representative (COR) in the current theater of operations cannot be overemphasized. In Afghanistan, CORs are on the front lines of ensuring that the performance of DOD contracts is sufficient and to standard. This necessary yet underappreciated position is often described as "the eyes and ears of the contracting officer" (KO).

  • ACC Executive Industry Council stresses common goal: meeting warfighter requirements

    Aug 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army Contracting Command's Executive Industry Council gathered here July 28 to discuss contracting innovations and best practices targeted at improving contracting business processes.

  • Col. Jeff Gabbert: New ACC chief of staff pulling it all together

    Jul 29, 2011

    Col. Jeff Gabbert sees his primary role is to synchronize and integrate the Army Contracting Command's staff elements.

  • ECC NCO Spotlight...Staff Sgt. Rickie Spivey

    Jul 29, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Rickie Spivey is an acquisition logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer with the 683rd Contingency Contracting Team based in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Update your bookmarks or keep living in the past

    Jul 29, 2011

    Traffic on the Army Acquisition Support Center's (USAASC) website has significantly increased this year, but exactly which website customers visited is a source of confusion.

  • Most Acquisition Reform Policies, Plans in Place, Official Says

    Jul 28, 2011

    WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 -- The Defense Department's acquisition organization is 18 to 24 months away from completing the integration of practices that are changing the way the Pentagon buys goods and services, the director of defense pricing said today.

  • ECC headquarters' staff continues to grow

    Jul 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Less than two months after officially moving the command's flag here, the Expeditionary Contracting Command has filled more than 70 percent of its staff positions.

  • MICC paves way for move of West Point prep school

    Jul 27, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Mission and Installation Contracting Command experts played an instrumental role in the preparation for the reception of 246 U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School cadet candidates July 18 at their new West Point, N.Y., home.

  • Spotlight On...Kathy Valentine

    Jul 26, 2011

    Q and A with Kathy Valentine, a contracting officer currently deployed to Iraq with the ACC Deployable Cadre

  • ACC Soldier takes runner-up at AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Shults, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion, placed runner up at the AMC Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 10-15.

  • AMC, NAVSEA join forces to expand employment opportunities for disabled veterans

    Jul 22, 2011

    The two largest civilian employers in the Department of Defense joined forces Friday with the signing of a memorandum of understanding to provide more employment opportunities to wounded warriors.

  • ANAD Contracting Office earns business award

    Jul 21, 2011

    Associates from Army Contracting Command, Anniston Army Depot Contracting Office, received the Alabama Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Business Award for outstanding achievements in hiring practices and personnel development with regard to persons with disabilities June 28 at the Marriott Grand National Hotel in Opelika, Ala.

  • ACC CIO utilizes Green Force Tracker to keep worldwide staff connected

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command Chief information Office (G-6) is utilizing the latest technology to keep its worldwide staff connected.

  • Fun and games for ACC-APG employees, families

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground celebrated its first organization day June 30.

  • FRG leader offers tips for success

    Jul 20, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Prim Jeyasingam wears a lot of hats these days holdings down the home front during her husband's deployment and serves as the 643rd Contingency Contracting Team's Unit Family Readiness Group leader.

  • Commander Sees One Of His Own Get Medal Of Honor

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Maj. Rob Shaw watched with pride from the back of the room as President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry.

  • Reporters Get Close View Of Redstone Arsenal

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL,Ala.--Local media from television, newspaper and radio visited Redstone on Friday for a briefing and tour on behalf of the various public affairs offices.

  • Spotlight On...Belinda Winston

    Jul 18, 2011

    Q and A with Belinda Winston, currently deployed with the ACC Deployable Cadre program

  • Spotlight On...Deborah Doyle

    Jul 15, 2011

    Q and A with Deborah Doyle, currently deployed to Kuwait with the ACC Deployable Cadre program

  • Petry awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 12, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a historic ceremony in the east room of the White House today.

  • Army stresses caution, education to combat social media scammers

    Jul 11, 2011

    As social media use becomes more prevalent in today's Army, many Army leaders and Soldiers recognize that effective social media education is the best way to keep Soldiers from falling into the traps set by social media scam artists.

  • Contingency Contracting Team provides support to Ayara Guardian 2011

    Jul 7, 2011

    Members of the 646th Contingency Contracting Team, Taegu, South Korea, provided contracting support May 22 through July 1 during Ayara Guardian 2011, a training exercise in the Pran Buri District of Thailand.

  • Contracting family mourns loss of legendary mentor

    Jul 7, 2011

    William E. "Bill" Turnis, considered a legend and mentor in Army contracting circles, died June 25. He was 65.

  • Spotlight On... Lynn Roberts

    Jul 6, 2011

    Q and A with Lynn Roberts, member of the ACC Deployable Cadre program

  • Serving Alongside our Soldiers - ACC's Deployable Cadre program

    Jul 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Deployable Cadre program supports critical contracting requirements by providing skilled and experienced contracting specialist to support missions beyond the scope of ACC's day-to-day mission.

  • Military Takes Top U.S. Confidence Rankings

    Jul 6, 2011

    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 -- Americans continue to express high confidence in the armed forces, with more than three-quarters of those surveyed in a recent Gallup poll reporting higher confidence in the military than in other national institutions for the 14th consecutive year.

  • VCSA's Statement on policy change regarding condolence letters

    Jul 6, 2011

    VCSA's Statement on policy change regarding condolence letters

  • Army Ombudsman Makes Difference With Industry

    Jul 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With 27 years of experience related to Army acquisition and business management, Randy Richardson was an easy pick back in 2004 for the Aviation and Missile Command's ombudsman position.

  • ACC-Redstone hosts DCAA Summit

    Jul 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Contracting Command-Redstone contracting center hosted a government/industry Defense Contract Audit Agency Summit June 21-22 at the John J. Sparkman Center.

  • 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion welcomes new Commander

    Jul 5, 2011

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany ‐ The 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion welcomed its new Commander on Kleber Kaserne June 10, in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • RSC-Capital in Afghanistan conducts change of command

    Jul 5, 2011

  • U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Selects 27 Contracting NCOs for Reclassification

    Jul 5, 2011

    A reclassification board has selected 27 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) for Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C reclassification. The board"consisting of members from the Defense Contract Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army Contracting Command"was convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) May 24-25.

  • Farewell Message from Secretary Gates

    Jun 30, 2011

    To the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces: Tomorrow, 30 June 2011, I will retire as Secretary of Defense. It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve and to lead you for the past four and a half years. All of that time we have been engaged in two wars and countless other operations.

  • DOD adopts personnel form developed by HR specialist

    Jun 30, 2011

    An automated form developed practically overnight by a human resources specialist here in a search of a more intuitive tool to track performance planning and the appraisal process for the Army's acquisitions workforce is being adopted by the Department of Defense.

  • Command changes contracting selection process

    Jun 29, 2011

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone and the AMCOM Chief Information Office have announced a new acquisitions strategy for Information Technical Support Services.

  • Contracting Center helps build a better Afghanistan

    Jun 24, 2011

    SALERNO, Afghanistan - Working in a combat zone, such as Operation Enduring Freedom, presents various challenges in the integral world of expeditionary contracting. Even with those challenges one contracting office continues to work toward improving relations with the local population in Afghanistan.

  • ACC welcomes new chief of staff

    Jun 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command welcomed Col. Jeff Gabbert as the new chief of staff June 20. Gabbert comes to ACC from the Defense Contract Management Agency, where he served as the Central Region Commander.

  • 905th CCBn Soldier promoted to LTC

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Allen B. Garrison Jr. was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at the Iron Mike Statue June 21.

  • Obama announces troop reductions, way forward in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2011

    Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer 2012, President Barack Obama said here tonight.

  • Secretary of the Army discusses efficiencies at Army’s largest command

    Jun 23, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s new home, June 23, 2011.

  • Senate confirms Panetta as Defense Secretary

    Jun 22, 2011

    The U.S. Senate voted unanimously this evening to confirm Leon E. Panetta as the next Secretary of Defense.

  • 'Torch Of Freedmon' Burns Bright For 236 Years

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Expressing his pride in leading a patriotic state, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley steered the spotlight at a June 15 Army birthday celebration to the real reason the Huntsville and Tennessee Valley community honors the military during its annual Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • Contracting Command Unveils Colors To Cement Move

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command is now an official resident of sweet home Alabama.

  • NCO/Soldier Of The Year Rewarded For Their Efforts

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two Soldiers have been recognized as Redstone Arsenal’s best of the best for 2011.

  • SMA: Expect sew-on skill badges in 10 weeks

    Jun 22, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said the Army/Air Force Exchange Service was working with suppliers to embroidered skill badges hanging from peg hooks in clothing sales by end of the summer.

  • Officials to stand up Fort Sam Houston Mission Contracting Center

    Jun 20, 2011

    The standup of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command’s Mission Contracting Center here July 3 will be the third of eight intermediate levels of command established to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of contracted services at installations throughout the continental United States.

  • Members of Acquisition Workforce Given Insider’s Perspective of Congress

    Jun 20, 2011

    Civilian members of the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) workforce were presented with an exceptional opportunity to learn about the unique dynamics of Congress by those with intimate knowledge of the workings of Capitol Hill at the 2011 Congressional Operations Seminar held June 13-17.

  • ACC and AMCOM personnel pull together to help disabled veteran

    Jun 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dozens of volunteers gathered in Madison, Ala., today for one purpose " to build Cpl. Jeffery Williams a new house through Homes for Our Troops.

  • Army Contracting Command transfers to Redstone Arsenal

    Jun 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Contracting Command and its subordinate Expeditionary Contracting Command marked the official transfer of their headquarters to Redstone Arsenal with a command flag uncasing ceremony today.

  • ACU changes make Velcro optional, patrol cap default headgear

    Jun 15, 2011

    The voice of the Soldier has been heard: the Army announced the patrol cap will replace the black wool beret as the default headgear for the Army combat uniform.

  • Hawaiian Reservists strengthen U.S., Indonesian partnership through humanitarian mission

    Jun 15, 2011

    Hawaii-based U.S. Army Reservists have partnered with Indonesian soldiers to build a large community center and a public market as part of Exercise Garuda Shield.

  • AMC begins new era with building ribbon cutting

    Jun 15, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The culmination of years of hard work occurred with the cut of a ribbon at the U.S. Army Materiel Command's touchdown ceremony here June 15.

  • Army embracing 'should-cost' approach to weapons, acquisition programs

    Jun 14, 2011

    The Army is working to drive productivity growth, maximize efficiency and eliminate redundancy through an approach called "Should-Cost/Will-Cost" management, service officials said.

  • AMC welcomes new leaders on the Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- June 14, 2011-- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC commanding general, welcomed her new teammates and paid tribute to the Army's 236th birthday during the first official ceremony held at AMC's new headquarters here, Tuesday.

  • Contract battalion stands up

    Jun 13, 2011

    The 904th Contingency Contracting Battalion uncased its colors at Brooks Field on Fort Knox Tuesday in a ceremony to stand up the unit in its new home.

  • Media Advisory: ACC/ECC to hold uncasing ceremony at Redstone

    Jun 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala -- ACC and ECC will unfurl their flags during the ceremony at 9 a.m. June 16 at their joint headquarters campus at Wells and Mauler roads. Both headquarters are moving to Redstone Arsenal from Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Officials stand up Fort Bragg mission contracting center

    Jun 9, 2011

    The standup of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command’s Mission Contracting Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 5 marked the second of eight intermediate levels of command being established to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of contracted services at installations throughout the continental United States.

  • Aberdeen contracting center assisting Afghan National Police

    Jun 8, 2011

    ABERDEEN, Md. - The Department of Defense turned to the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground to initiate a contract that would provide funding for the training and mentoring for Afghanis enrolled in the U.S.-sponsored Afghanistan National Police training program.

  • MICC assumes contractual support for Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 6, 2011

    The transfer of management for critical contracted services to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command is allowing this nation’s most active cemetery to continue functioning while ensuring world-class support for Soldiers and their families.

  • Information Technology Strategy Identified

    Jun 6, 2011

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone and the Aviation and Missile Command Chief Information Office has conducted a review of available enterprise contracts to support AMCOM information technology service requirements and has determined the most efficient course of action.

  • Army earns high marks at small business symposium

    Jun 3, 2011

    More than 400 people attended the 2011 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium held May 17-18 at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill. The symposium, coordinated by the Iowa-Illinois National Defense Industrial Association, brought together contractors with officials from Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal for two days of educational and networking opportunities.

  • 904th welcomes new commander, prepares for move

    Jun 3, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. " Members of the 904th Contingency Contracting Battalion welcomed their new commander today during a change of command ceremony at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • NCO Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Matthew S. Shults, 409th CSB

    Jun 3, 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.

  • MICC employees receive NISH awards

    Jun 3, 2011

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two Mission and Installation Contracting Command employees received national recognition for their support of individuals with disabilities during the 2011 NISH Conference May 22-25.

  • Terminating contracts for default and convenience

    Jun 3, 2011

    Contract terminations by the government are not always due to the inability of a company to perform. Sometimes the termination is based upon the requirement being met and the services or product is no longer needed.

  • ACC recognized as one of the CIO 100

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. "The U.S. Army Contracting Command has been named as a recipient of the IDG CIO magazine’s 2011 CIO 100 Award.

  • America's Army: 'The strength of the nation' for 236 years

    Jun 2, 2011

    War fighting and humanitarian assistance are just a few of the roles some one million members of the U.S. Army play today, and has been for more than two hundred years.

  • ACC-Redstone Major promoted

    Jun 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Jeffrey Caldwell, Army Contracting Command-Redstone, was promoted to lieutenant colonel during a ceremony June 2. Col. Daniel Cottrell , former ACC-Redstone deputy director, presided over the ceremony and Caldwell's wife, Gloria, pinned on the new rank.

  • Arlington National Cemetery contracts benefit small business

    Jun 2, 2011

    Small businesses are benefiting from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's decision to set acquisition aside for exclusive competition for service contracts in support of two of this nation's national cemeteries.

  • Two-Phase Design/Build Selection Process Speeds Contract Review

    Jun 1, 2011

    In 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) received one of its greatest contracting challenges. As the Army's agent for military construction (MILCON), USACE needed to execute an unprecedented surge in construction requirements to meet the imminent demands of Army Transformation, the Global Posture Initiative, and Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Socioeconomic Program Parity Defined

    May 25, 2011

    A recent amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation established that there is no order of precedence for awarding contracts among several small business categories.

  • ACC's Col. Simpson nominated for BG

    May 25, 2011

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Col. James E. Simpson for appointment to the rank of brigadier general.

  • Tracking Smith’s Afghanistan adventures

    May 25, 2011

    After goodbyes and farewells to coworkers on April 1, Smith left the office and started mentally preparing for what lay ahead. Knowing he would be gone for a while, Smith did what most do prior to the start of a deployment; he spent the time with family members and friends.

  • Shults named ECC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year

    May 25, 2011

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas - A procurement noncommissioned officer bested five fellow Soldiers, each representing the finest of their respective contracting support brigades, to be named the Expeditionary Contracting Command’s 2011 NCO of the Year following two and a half days of competition in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Auto industry specialist's new bottom line is Soldier support

    May 19, 2011

    WARREN, Mich.--After more than a decade with one of the 'big three' automobile companies in the Detroit area, Robert Sampson was ready for more than an oil change.

  • 409th CSB holds European Contracting Conference

    May 19, 2011

    FRANKENTHAL, Germany - Army contracting professionals gathered together here, April 18-20, for the European Contracting Conference or EURCON 2011. The event was hosted by the 409th Contracting Support Brigade and marked the first time the entire brigade was brought together as one.

  • Secretary of the Army Contracting Award Winners Announced

    May 16, 2011

    Winners of the Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting were announced May 12 at the conclusion of the DOD Procurement Conference and Training Symposium. The Army Contracting Command received 10 of the 13 awards. The symposium included eight training sessions and four general sessions, and featured Dr. Heidi Shyu, Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, who offered the keynote address and announced the award winners

  • Flag raising brings Afghan control to FOB outside Kabul

    May 14, 2011

    As the flag went up the pole, a new chapter in Afghan history took off as Forward Operating Base Deh Sabz fell under control of the Afghan Army.

  • Social Media Platforms Provide Support During Crisis

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Lisa Oliver, administrative support specialist in the AMCOM/Garrison Public and Congressional Affairs Office, was without electrical power in the aftermath of the April 27 storms that ravaged the Tennessee Valley, she knew there was one form of communication she could count on.

  • Neighborly assistance

    May 11, 2011

    626th Contingency Contracting Team members Maj. Jonathan Spurlock (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Bonafacio Magdaleno help clear debris from the home of a Hopewell, Ala. resident in need of assistance after tornados ravaged the area April 27.

  • Surviving the Storm

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A series of catastrophic storms ripped through northern Alabama Wed. April 27, 2011, killing more than 200 people around the state. Sue Tillery, congressional liaison for the U.S. Army Materiel Command, survived the storm unharmed with her sister, Mary, and her three dogs: Cody, Cricket and Skeeter.