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  • 'We Want To Help Bring Groups Together'

    Jan 15, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Helping veterans overcome the long-term effects of post traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues doesn't start in the nation's capitol or in a legislator's office.

  • Welcome to Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014

    Jan 15, 2014

    Col. Timothy Strange, commander, 412th Contracting Support Brigade, addresses Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014 attendees at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 14. OCSJX-14 officially began with an opening ceremony followed by a social. More than 500 contracting personnel from 40 agencies and several countries have gathered at Fort Bliss for OCSJX-14. You can follow the exercise online at

  • 413th CSB hosts Pacific disaster training exercise

    Jan 15, 2014

    Enhancing war fighter capabilities through contracting and financial management was the mission statement for this year's disaster training exercise hosted by the 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Nov. 17-22 at the Hawaii Army National Guard Training Facility.

  • Sequester-constrained Army arsenal welcomes ... no, cheers small contracts

    Jan 14, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (Jan. 14, 2014) -- The Watervliet Arsenal announced today that it received a contract valued at more than $1 million to manufacture 81 mm mortar clamp assemblies for the Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. The arsenal completed nearly $100 million in orders last year and at first glance, this order might seem insignificant, said Ray Gaston, the arsenal's chief of production planning and control. "Given the continued uncertainty with the defense budget, weapons program managers are now very cautious in soliciting new work," Gaston said. "And so, we now celebrate all orders, big or small, as a major achievement."

  • Best halftime show ever for the Metcalf family

    Jan 14, 2014

    Master Sgt. Larry W. Metcalf scored big at a recent unexpected appearance at a football game. Metcalf, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, with the help of the USO and a national pizza chain, surprised his wife and daughter with an appearance the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Christmas eve. Metcalf, returning home from a nine-month deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan with the U.S. Central Command's Joint Theater South Contracting Command, said it was pretty easy to set up.

  • Q&A with Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison (Part II)

    Jan 14, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command NewsBlast editor recently sat down with the ACC commanding general to get his thoughts on the command, events and the future of military contracting. This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Part 1 is available at

  • Army AL&T magazine focuses on the Army industrial base

    Jan 14, 2014

    MoBs, FaCs, STEM and FMS--these are just a few of the ways that the U.S. Army, along with DOD and others, is working to preserve the knowledge, skills and capabilities that make up its industrial base. You can read about them all in the new edition of Army AL&T magazine, available online now.

  • FMS Industry Day

    Jan 13, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Enterprise update more than 325 local community leaders, along with defense industry and business partners, at a FMS Industry Day event held Dec. 11 in Huntsville, Ala. The event provided a chance for business and industry representatives to better understand security assistance and how they can support the Army's Foreign Military Sales process.

  • MICC Soldier earns Bronze Star

    Jan 13, 2014

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service as a contracting specialist in Afghanistan during a ceremony Jan. 9 at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Discovering Detroit's Military History

    Jan 9, 2014

    Army Contracting Command-Warren, Mich., Soldiers recently participated in a team-building visit to Detroit's historic Fort Wayne.

  • Q&A with Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison (Part 1)

    Jan 9, 2014

    The ACC NewsBlast editor recently sat down with the ACC commanding general to get his thoughts on the command, events and the future of military contracting. (This is part 1 of a 2-part series.)

  • ACC-APG holds food drive

    Jan 9, 2014

    Members of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., delivered more than 1,000 food items to the Salvation Army in Havre de Grace, Md., on Dec. 18.

  • Gymnast soars in her senior year

    Jan 9, 2014

    Life for Olivia Courtney has had a lot of ups and downs along with twists and turns. A world-class gymnast, Olivia is the daughter of Tonia Courtney, a contracting intern with Army Contracting Command-New Jersey.

  • Contracting command members support OCSJX-14

    Jan 3, 2014

    Approximately 100 Soldiers and civilian members from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among the more than 500 taking part in the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014, scheduled for Jan. 7-31, 2014, at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Database offers improved contracting support

    Dec 31, 2013

    The development of a database application by contracting experts and their stakeholders at Fort Belvoir, Va., is yielding greater customer support and buy-in while also addressing key capability gaps in managing contracting operations.

  • 418th CSB activates contracting battalion at Carson

    Dec 19, 2013

    Unit colors for the 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion were uncased for the first time during an activation ceremony here Dec. 13.

  • 926th CCBn conducts communications exercise

    Dec 19, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Armed with computers and a suitcase-sized mobile communications network, Soldiers from the 926th Contingency Contracting Battalion deployed the Broadband Global Area Network equipment here during a Dec. 3-5 communications exercise focused on establishing connectivity for communicating in a contingency environment.

  • Contracting in the Persian Corridor

    Dec 19, 2013

    Many people are familiar with World War II and the different theaters the U.S. Army fought and contracted in around the globe. Africa, Italy, France, Germany, Australia, the South-Pacific, the Philippines all felt the presence of the U.S. Army.

  • Day selected as "One to Watch" in 2014

    Dec 19, 2013

    The CIO Executive Council and "CIO" magazine recently announced the Army Contracting Command's Adrianne Day as a recipient of their 2014 "Ones to Watch" award.

  • 409th CSB visits German Federal Army Procurement Office

    Dec 19, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Leadership from the 409th Contracting Support Brigade here recently visited the German Federal Army Procurement Office in Lahnstein.

  • ACC-RSA civilians complete leader investment program

    Dec 19, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Four Army Contracting Command- Redstone civilian employees recently graduated from the Aviation and Missile Command's 2013 Leader Investment for Tomorrow program.

  • AMC remains relevant despite budget challenges

    Dec 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the first global town hall meeting since the conclusion of the government shutdown at the Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Dec. 9, 2013.

  • ACC-APG takes part in Advance Planning Briefing for Industry

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., joined partner organizations on the installation to host members of industry, academia and government stakeholders during an Advance Planning Briefing for Industry held Dec. 2-6.

  • European Contracting Coordination Board focuses on challenges, cooperation

    Dec 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Acquisition planning, sequestration impacts and sharing resources were some of the topics discussed here during the European Contracting Coordination Board Nov.19.

  • Staff Sergeants earn their Bachelor's Degrees

    Dec 11, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- She started her journey in 1976 wanting to play in an orchestra and his began with a baseball scholarship in 1998. Though their journeys began differently, both came to fruition recently, as they completed their bachelor's degrees.

  • Spotlight on…Staff Sgt. Justin J. Mansfield

    Dec 11, 2013

    Spotlight on…Staff Sgt. Justin J. Mansfield, contract specialist, 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Hometown News service shares military accomplishments globally

    Dec 4, 2013

    For many people, the interesting life stories are those about someone else. Oftentimes they don't realize that to others, they are the someone else.

  • Spotlight On...Col. Richard L. Shepard

    Dec 4, 2013

    Spotlight On...Col. Richard L. Shepard, ACC Deputy Chief of Staff, Human Capital G-1

  • ACC-RI supports American Indian Heritage Observance

    Dec 4, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Staff Sgt. Marie Sanders-Gulas, a contract specialist with Army Contracting Command -- Rock Island, provided the welcome address during the National American Indian Heritage Month Observance ceremony held here Nov. 26.

  • Army Safe Winter Campaign

    Dec 3, 2013

    Cooler temperatures and winter weather present persistent challenges for Soldiers and civilians operating in theater and at home. The Army team must remain aware of the hazards and stay engaged throughout this high-risk season.

  • MICC welcomes new leader

    Dec 2, 2013

    Command of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command changed hands during a ceremony Dec. 2 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houst attended by Fort Sam Houston leaders, local civic dignitaries and members of the command.

  • Getting Contracting Right

    Dec 2, 2013

    After 33 years in the field, new DASA(P) takes the long view of where the Army needs to be in this commentary which was originally published in the Oct. - Dec. 2013 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Fiscal Triad critical to operational success

    Dec 2, 2013

    Units from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as Department of Defense civilians participated in the 413th Contracting Support Brigade's third annual disaster training exercise held at Hawaii Army National Guard Training Center- Bellows Air Base, Hawaii, Nov. 16-23, 2013.

  • Rock Island Arsenal learns about today's American Indians

    Nov 27, 2013

    There is no one type of American Indian. In fact, Native Americans, as they are sometimes called, are as different as the lands they live on. So said Dr. Scott Manning Stevens, who was the guest speaker at this year's "National American Indian Heritage Month" observance at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Nov. 26. This year's theme is "Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions."

  • CFC drive going strong, still time to give

    Nov 26, 2013

    Army Contracting Command's participation in the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is going strong, according to the headquarters leader of this year's fund drive.

  • ACC ready to support Philippines

    Nov 26, 2013

    Only days after a massive typhoon packing winds approaching 200 mph tore through the Philippines Nov. 8, the 413th Contracting Support Brigade's contract ready teams were alerted to stand by to support humanitarian relief efforts there.

  • Deployment reveals contract specialist's direct impact

    Nov 25, 2013

    A contract specialist deployed to Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan, from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command is witnessing firsthand his direct impact on contingency operations.

  • Officials announce next MICC command sergeant major

    Nov 22, 2013

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials announced their next command sergeant major with a reporting date of January 2014.

  • Signal Support for Joint Disaster Training Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Six Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command (Theater) provided top notch communications support for the fourth iteration of Operation Pacific Response, a joint collaboration of more than 200 military and civilian personnel from across the globe and from all branches of the service, both Active and Reserve Components.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade trains on 3in1 Tool, improving expeditionary readiness

    Nov 21, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- To improve efficiencies in contingency contracting environments, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade began training on a hand-held device designed to replace the 55-year-old, paper-driven contracting process.

  • ACC Soldiers, team selected as 2013 Army Acquisition Award winners

    Nov 21, 2013

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Two Army Contracting Command Soldiers and one contracting team selected as recipients of the 2013 Army Acquisition Awards were honored by the Army's top acquisition officials.

  • ACC commanding general visits ACC-RI

    Nov 21, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Brig. Gen. Ted C. Harrison made his first trip here as Army Contracting Command's commanding general on Nov. 15.

  • USAASC announces October MOS 51C reclassification board results

    Nov 19, 2013

    A total of 26 candidates were selected for reclassification as a result of the 51C Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) reclassification board held October 21-22, 2013 at Fort Belvoir, Va. The purpose of the board is to ensure the best qualified NCOs from across the Army are selected for reclassification into military occupational specialty (MOS) 51C, an Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Contracting NCO, which is part of the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground Advance Planning Briefing for Industry

    Nov 19, 2013

    Team Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) will host its second annual, installation-wide Advance Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI) for interested parties

  • Retirees, family members must enable AKO email auto-forwarding by Dec. 31

    Nov 18, 2013

    Retirees and family members should activate the forwarding function in their Army Knowledge Online account profile before Dec. 31, 2013, when their email will no longer be accessible.

  • Harrison outlines priorities, ACC's challenges

    Nov 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command commanding general outlined his priorities and gave the ACC/ECC headquarters staffs their first glimpse of transformation initiatives.

  • MICC pays tribute to Buffalo Soldiers

    Nov 14, 2013

    The courage and bravery of the first peacetime, all African-American regiments in the regular Army were recognized by the commanding general of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command during a keynote address Nov. 11 in San Antonio.

  • Hutchison Receives AUSA Award

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Association of the U.S. Army has selected Michael Hutchison, deputy to the Army Contracting Command commanding general, to receive its 5th AUSA region: 5th Region Civilian Exceptional Service Award.

  • MICC change of command

    Nov 14, 2013

    Command of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command will change hands during a 10 a.m. ceremony Dec. 2 at the Army North Quadrangle on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • In pursuit of success - Gymnast's grit, determination opens doors of opportunity

    Nov 13, 2013

    In the gym, Hilary Green is known to be fearless and driven. Not even the beehive of activity one expects of 20 to 30 gymnasts in various stages of practice distracts the 5-foot, 3-inch, 116-pound gymnast.

  • ACC-APG director provides insight for new year

    Nov 13, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground executive director provided insight and kudos to the workforce during a Nov. 4 town hall meeting here.

  • Father beams as son's name goes into SEC record book

    Nov 13, 2013

    Like many dads, Rod Matthews used sports as a way to bond with his two sons as they grew up. Years later, one of those sons is setting records in college football's Southeastern Conference.

  • Members lead MICC in reverse auction savings of $21 million

    Nov 7, 2013

    Two Mission and Installation Contracting Command members are among the many who helped champion more than $21.8 million in savings for the Army in fiscal 2013 through reverse auctioning.

  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle team wins Packard Award for acquisition excellence

    Nov 7, 2013

    The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, an Army-led effort partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps, is working to close a capability gap in existing light tactical vehicle fleets and give commanders a flexible, transportable, protected, networked, and reliable expeditionary vehicle capability.

  • Spotlight on...Bob Barnes

    Nov 6, 2013

    Spotlight on...Bob Barnes, Information Technology Specialist 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Weisbaden, Germany

  • Mentor & Protégé Series: John Jolokai & Richard Clark

    Nov 6, 2013

    Army Contracting Command-Warren, Mich. Mentor: John D. Jolokai, Chief, Tactical Vehicles/MRAP Contracting Division, Combat Support Contracting Directorate Protégé: Richard Clark, Contract Specialist, Robotics Contracting Team

  • October 2013 MICC Communicator

    Nov 5, 2013

    Find the latest news around the Mission and Installation Contracting Command in the October issue of the MICC Communicator.

  • New reporting structure reinforces contract support

    Nov 5, 2013

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials implemented changes in the reporting structure Oct. 15 aimed at strengthening contracting support for mission partners and the integration of Soldiers into command operations.

  • ACC-APG members receive Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting

    Nov 5, 2013

    For five members of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., receiving any kind of recognition is always an honor but when the award comes from the Secretary of the Army, the recognition carries a special meaning.

  • Grit, determination leads Vietnamese nurse to America

    Nov 1, 2013

    For Thulan Phan, the path from Vietnamese nurse to U.S. government employee has been one of grit and determination accompanied with a never-give-up attitude.

  • Employee's quilts sew rewarding

    Nov 1, 2013

    "Quilting is a creative outlet for me," said Brenda Aleman, contracting officer, Edgewood Division, Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • Native Americans' service to Army, nation recognized

    Oct 31, 2013

    "Throughout our Army's 238-year history, American Indians have served valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while also fighting for the right to be an equal part of our nation," said Army leaders.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Oct. 31, 2013

    Oct 31, 2013

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

  • Boo! 'Trunk or Treat' gets RIA in Halloween mood

    Oct 25, 2013

    It was a partially overcast, cold, and ghoulishly gloomy afternoon as youngsters came out for Halloween festivities Oct. 23 here at Memorial Field. According to event coordinator, Norricia Speights, about 200 children and their parents came out for this frightening candy-giveaway.

  • ACC runner takes passion to another level state-to-state

    Oct 25, 2013

    Running has always been a favorite pastime for Tanya Peel, supervisory procurement analyst with the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Two years ago she took her passion to a new level and established a goal to run a half-marathon in every state.

  • Senior AMC civilian defends workforce: 'Don't call them non-essential'

    Oct 25, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's top civilian delivered strong words in defense of the civilian workforce during the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Expo, Oct. 23. When John Nerger, AMC's executive deputy to the commanding general, spoke from a panel at the Civilian Professional Development Seminar, his message was direct.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Oct. 24, 2013

    Oct 24, 2013

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

  • Procurement roles defined in ACC training

    Oct 24, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command-Warren (Anniston) Contracting Office recently conducted three consecutive one-day sessions of Procurement Package Preparation Training for Anniston Army Depot employees. The more than 50 attendees included contracting officer representatives, Acquiline/PR web-authorized users, Advance Acquisition Plan coordinators and others who may be responsible for preparing purchase requests for contracted services, supplies and equipment.

  • Army Small business forum educates contractors

    Oct 22, 2013

    Small business is big business at the Army Materiel Command. That is the messages AMC Commander, Gen. Dennis L. Via delivered to attendees of a Small Business Forum at the annual Association of the United States Army meeting Oct. 22.

  • 409th CSB earns Army awards for excellence in contracting

    Oct 21, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Two 409th Contracting Support Brigade civilians are recipients of the 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting.

  • Speaker focuses on importance of leaders and followers

    Oct 18, 2013

    "Leader." The word in itself demands attention and though you may know of someone deserving of its title--a supervisor, a family member, or a friend--chances are you're forgetting another important leader: You.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Oct. 17, 2013

    Oct 17, 2013

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

  • Spotlight On...Staff Sgt. Brian Roussel

    Oct 17, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian D. Roussel is an acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer assigned to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio ' Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • MICC works to last minute to support warfighters

    Oct 15, 2013

    September is the busiest time of the year for Mission and Installation Contacting Command as personnel throughout the command spent the last 60 days obligating more than $1.6 billion and completing 13,362 contract actions without a single dollar lost.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Oct. 11, 2013

    Oct 11, 2013

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

  • ACC welcomes new commanding general

    Oct 11, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Brig. Gen. Theodore "Ted" Harrison accepted command of the Army Contracting Command and Bryan R. Samson accepted responsibility as the acting director of the Expeditionary Contracting Command before more than 200 Soldiers, civilians and guests here.

  • Ribbon-cutting signifies relocation of ACC, ECC headquarters

    Oct 11, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- In one of her last acts as commanding general of the Army Contracting Command, Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new temporary location of the ACC and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters here Sept. 30.

  • ACC professionals, units earn Army awards for excellence in contracting

    Oct 11, 2013

    Army Contracting Command individuals and units were recognized in nine of the 11 fiscal year 2013 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting categories.

  • ACC-RI executive director appointed to SES

    Oct 9, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Looking back at her 32 years of government service during the Senior Executive Service appointment ceremony being held in her honor here in Heritage Hall on Sept. 19, she made it clear that this achievement was not hers alone.

  • Mentor & Protégé Series: Greg Moore and Jake Adrian

    Oct 9, 2013

    Mentor - Greg Moore, Branch D chief, Reachback Division Protégé - Jake Adrian, Branch A chief, Reachback Division

  • Mentor & Protégé Series: Samantha Shultz & Staff Sgt. Krishna Menon

    Oct 9, 2013

    Mentor: Samantha Shultz - contracting officer Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Protégé: Staff Sgt. Krishna Menon, Contingency Contracting NCO

  • Mentor & Protégé Series: Tom Guyer and Maj. Kelley Smith

    Oct 8, 2013

    Mentor: Tom Guyer, chief, Kaiserslautern Military Community Contracting Division, Theater Contracting Center, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Protégé: MAJ Kelley A. Smith, contracting officer, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion (currently deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan)

  • Commentary: Veterans deserve nation's gratitude

    Oct 8, 2013

    San Antonio (Texas) News-Express published an op-ed by Brig. Gen. Kirk Vollmecke, Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general, highlighting his call to action to support veterans. The op-ed detailed his Sept. 27 ride along with World War II veterans as part of the Honor Flight Austin. It also informed readers of General Vollmecke's upcoming engagement as guest speaker for the Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Event on Veterans Day.

  • BG Harrison Message to the ACC Workforce

    Oct 4, 2013

    Welcome message to the Army Contracting Command workforce from Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, commanding general.

  • Mr. Samson Message to the ECC Workforce

    Oct 3, 2013

    Welcome message to the Expeditionary Contracting Command workforce from Mr. Bryan Samson, acting director.

  • Government Shutdown

    Oct 1, 2013

    Due to the Government shutdown, the ACC homepage will not be updated until further notice.

  • Contract specialist by day, children's book author by night

    Sep 26, 2013

    For some aspiring authors, it takes a long time to get a book published. But for Valerie Perry, it was an easy one.

  • ACC NewsBlast - Sept. 26, 2013

    Sep 26, 2013

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

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

    Sep 26, 2013

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

  • ACC-APG renovation project unites Division D employees

    Sep 26, 2013

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

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

    Sep 26, 2013

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

  • Training challenges addressed during budget cuts

    Sep 25, 2013

    In the midst of automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, keeping the military and civilian contracting workforce trained and up to speed has been a challenge, according to Army Contracting Command training officials.

  • Staying safe on social media sites

    Sep 25, 2013

    Since its inception in 2008 Army Contracting Command has used some form of social media. Today, ACC can be found on nearly a dozen sites and several of its subordinate organizations have launched their own social media pages.

  • 413th's Peacekeepers complete the Spartan challenge

    Sep 25, 2013

    KUALOA RANCH, Hawaii-The 413th Contracting Support Brigade's Peacekeepers competed in the National Spartan Race here August 17 taking on the 3.5 mile course that was loaded with 21 obstacles.

  • New application designed to assist military contracting professionals

    Sep 25, 2013

    According to Army Contracting Command officials, a new "go to" site will essentially eliminate the need to consult multiple resources on the Web for contracting tools and information.

  • View From the Top: Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols

    Sep 25, 2013

    It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your commanding general over these past 17 months. As I prepare to hand over the reins of command to Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison next month, I want to review some of the amazing things we have accomplished together.

  • Special needs schools in Bosnia get facelifts thanks to Army contracting team

    Sep 25, 2013

    KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY - In Bosnia, a primary school for kids with special needs is getting a facelift thanks to the initiatives of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade here.

  • Congressional support critical in acquisition landscape

    Sep 24, 2013

    Fostering congressional support and understanding of Army acquisition practices and policies is essential in executing appropriated taxpayer funds to support Soldiers and their families.