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  • 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.

  • Three ACC employees selected to attend senior fellowship program

    May 11, 2011

    Three members of the U.S. Army Contracting Command have been selected to attend the Senior Service College Fellowship Program designed to develop future defense acquisition leaders. Peggy Maxwell, Debra Abbruzzese and Undra Robinson were selected to attend by a Department of the Army centralized selection board for the Defense Acquisition University program

  • Redstone Restored To Full Power

    May 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Reopening Redstone Arsenal has been a team effort. With the majority of electrical power shut down for a week due to the destruction caused by a series of storms and tornadoes that passed through the area on April 27, the Arsenal was only open to basic services and closed to the work force for just over a week. During that time, the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, Directorate of Logistics, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security and Directorate of Emergency Services along with the Aviation and Missile Command/Garrison Public Affairs Office worked countless hours based at the Installation Operation Center/Emergency Operation Center to bring the Arsenal back up to full operating power, provide safety and security during the power outage, and inform employees about their work status.

  • Romanian requirements

    May 11, 2011

    Lt. Col. David Hosna, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion commander (center) discusses future contracting requirements with delegates from the Romanian Ministry of Defense Land Forces. The 903rd, headquarterd in Kaiserslautern, Germany provides support during exercies through out the European theater.

  • Wyche promoted to Maj. Gen.

    May 11, 2011

    Wyche promoted to Maj. Gen.

  • Lt. Gen. Pillsbury retires

    May 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command retired after 38 years of service to the Army in a formal ceremony here, May 6.

  • 405th AFSB accepts control of DOL mission in Europe

    May 10, 2011

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, partnered with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, accepted command and control of Directorate of Logistics missions in the European theater from the Installation Management Command - Europe April 1. The transfer of the DOL mission is in support of the DOL enterprise transformation, which is designed to align logistical support with core competencies, thereby increasing quality and efficiency and standardizing performance.

  • Pentagon acquisition chief underscores need for change

    May 10, 2011

    Against the backdrop of slower increases in defense spending, the Pentagon's acquisition chief called for faster decisions and greater focus on more value for taxpayer dollars.

  • Pace Award winners help Army save millions of dollars

    May 5, 2011

    The Army's civilian recipient of the Pace Award saved $128 million by bringing employees back to work and the military winner helped prevent the loss of $324 million in total obligation authority.

  • Vanpoolers become 'tight little group'

    May 5, 2011

    That's because Cotto drives a vanpool fully funded by Thurston County's public transportation system, InterCity Transit. He and six other people commute from Lacey to McChord Field each day, saving lots of money in the long run. The county provides him a credit card to pay for gas, the federal government covers the cost of the van and passengers can earn rewards just for riding in the van.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    May 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command has selected 24 individuals and six teams as recipients of this year's Army Contracting Command annual contracting awards. Jeffrey P. Parsons, ACC executive director, will present the awards at a formal ceremony May 17, in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Business Community Rallies to "Support Our Heroes" for C4ISR Military Ball in June

    May 5, 2011

    "Support Our Heroes" Military Ball, Saturday, June 25, 2011, 5:00 PM

  • 'We Did Our Best To Support Soldiers'

    May 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As he walks out the door following his retirement, the Army Materiel Command's Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury will leave behind a 38-year legacy of working in support of Soldiers.

  • Retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury

    May 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - May 4, 2011 - A retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General, is scheduled for May 6 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Bob Jones Auditorium, Sparkman Complex on Redstone Arsenal.

  • MICC-Fort Sill director retires after 39 years of service

    May 3, 2011

    Almost 40 years after starting his career at Fort Sill, Okla., as a mail clerk, Bernard Valdez, the Mission Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sill director, said his farewell to friends and colleagues and joined the ranks of the recently retired.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • U.S. kills bin Laden in intelligence-driven operation

    May 2, 2011

    An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

  • Army Contracting Centers Merge at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Apr 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the consolidation of its two contracting centers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., into a new organization: Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground. This action will leverage the enterprise capabilities of ACC and achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness in providing America's Army with the equipment, supplies and services it needs to accomplish its global mission.

  • Army Contracting Centers Merge at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Apr 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) announced today the consolidation of its two contracting centers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD into a new organization: Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground. This action will leverage the enterprise capabilities of ACC and achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness in providing America's Army with the equipment, supplies and services it needs to accomplish its global mission.

  • MICC officials begin standup of mission contracting centers

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command is increasing its effectiveness and efficiency by transforming and restructuring its mission and installation contracting offices under mission contracting centers. The first to be established is the Mission Contracting Center-Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Training program produces quality (assurance) interns

    Apr 27, 2011

    On Nov. 1, 2007, then-Secretary of the Army Pete Geren accepted a report from an independent commission on Army acquisition and program management in expeditionary operations.

  • Army seeking 'frank' Soldier feedback on power sources

    Apr 27, 2011

    The "Power Sources Feedback" user group is designed so that Warfighters can share frank observations and recommendations directly with CERDEC Army Power engineers as they prepare to host the Joint Services Power Expo, May 2-5, 2011, at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Convention Center.

  • ACC holds monthly Small Business Workshop

    Apr 26, 2011

    U.S. Army Contracting Command Office of Small Business personnel answer questions from the attendees at the April Small Business Workshop. This month's training was held in coordination with the Women's Business Center of North Alabama at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce April 26. Approximately 40 small business owners were in attendance. Highlights of the workshop were tweeted live from the event at

  • Iowa Staffer visits ASC

    Apr 25, 2011

    Joseph Jones (left), Staffer for Senator Tom Harkin, Iowa (DEM), visited U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, April 22. Scott Welker (right), deputy to the commander, briefed Jones on ASC's most prominent programs and tasks. Jones was also briefed by senior leaders on the roles and responsibilities of the Rock Island Garrison, Joint Munitions Command, Corps of Engineers Rock Island and the Army Contracting Center Rock Island.

  • General Dunwoody arrives in Huntsville

    Apr 25, 2011

    Gen. Dunwoody completed her relocation from Fort Belvoir, Va. and arrived at her command's new location at Redstone Arsenal today. She and her husband, retired Air Force Colonel Craig Brotchie, join an already robust and productive AMC team of approximately 800 employees at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Moving forward with new resource management chief

    Apr 22, 2011

    When you hear Belinda Gemme discuss the strength of the employees working in her resource management directorate on, it's evident that she has faith in each of them and the way they work together as a unit.

  • 411th CSB Provides Support to Operation Tomodachi

    Apr 20, 2011

    The main island in the country of Japan experienced one of its worst earthquakes in history March 11. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake lasted several minutes and was followed by a tsunami that devastated the countryside in the vicinity of the city of Sendai.

  • Army develops smartphone framework, applications for the front lines

    Apr 18, 2011

    The device known as a Joint Battle Command-Platform, or JBC-P Handheld, is the first developed under an Army effort to devise an Android-based smartphone framework and suite of applications for tactical operations.

  • DCOM-Regional Support sergeant major visits northern Afghan police training sites

    Apr 17, 2011

    Afghan police schooling continues in northern Afghanistan but not without its unique concerns that need addressing by the top training leaders in NATO. Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Vincent conducted a three-day "Battlefield Circulation" at training sites in Konduz and Sherbeghan to assess the status of Afghans training to become civil order police and border police respectively. He was out and about April 9-11 to see how progress is coming regarding the training and living conditions for new police recruits and for the coalition forces instructing them.

  • First in, last out for logistics task force supporting Balikatan 2011

    Apr 14, 2011

    The logistics task force set up operations in early February to start the necessary contracts needed to get the life support in place by the time the exercise participants arrived in April. Those contracts made it possible to conduct Balikatan 2011 from six different locations across the northern region of the Philippines.

  • Army, contractors forge partner agreement

    Apr 14, 2011

    Managing growth at Fort Benning, Ga., was the main subject during a recent meeting between Army officials and its contract partners. Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Benning met with the Fort Benning U.S. Army GarrisonAca,!a,,cs Directorate of Public Works and Tiya Support Services, LLC, a small disadvantaged Native American business, in February to develop a partnering agreement for a contract to provide facilities maintenance and repair at Fort Benning and Camp Merrill, Ga.

  • Equation for IT success: Process + People + Education = Solutions

    Apr 14, 2011

    Like fortune tellers gazing into crystal balls, Army Contracting Command's information technology professionals focus on solving tomorrow's challenges today. The mission of the ACC chief information officer is to provide command, control, communications, computers and information management operational capabilities in support of the ACC enterprise.

  • Contracting officials hold international conference in South Korea

    Apr 14, 2011

    SEOUL - Defense contracting officials from 14 nations gathered here in the South Korean capital April 11 - 13 to discuss best practices in government quality assurance.

  • U.S.-Friendly Buys Are Big Business

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--"Selling" the idea of foreign ownership of U.S. hardware is easy in the worldwide market. The reputation of high quality missile and aviation systems combined with the best technical, maintenance, training and logistics support makes the Army's equipment a popular commodity among U.S. allies.

  • Police training in northern Afghanistan

    Apr 13, 2011

    Command Sgt. Major David J. Vincent, DCOM-Regional Support, conducted a three-day battlefield circulation beginning April 9 at the Konduz Regional Training Center in northern Afghanistan. Vincent, stationed at Camp Eggers in Kabul, visited various police training sites to check on training, living conditions, morale, welfare, and any health issues concerning coalition forces and Afghan trainees.

  • Mother's invitation accepted by first lady

    Apr 12, 2011

    The mother of Army Contracting Command-Rock Island student aide Adam Geneva put her words into action - and the graduates at University of Northern Iowa will benefit.

  • Soldiers come out for command's first Dining In

    Apr 11, 2011

    It was a time of tradition and fun as members of the Expeditionary Contracting Command held its first Dining-In March 24, in Huntsville, Ala. The evening's event was hosted by Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, ECC commanding general. Bass also served as the president of the mess. Soldiers representing each of ECC's brigades and battalion were present, formally attired to partake and celebrate in this momentous occasion.

  • Gen. George W. Casey Jr. farewell letter

    Apr 11, 2011

    Read what the outgoing 36th Chief of the Army has to say to the Army community.