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  • Mobile classes address specific contracting concerns

    Feb 4, 2014

    It began four years ago to meet the need to certify the growing number of contracting interns. Now it has become a program that addresses specific areas of concern within the Army contracting community.

  • Students amaze Newsome during school visit

    Feb 4, 2014

    Maj. Jennifer Newsome talked all day while in school and didn�'t get into any trouble. Newsome, the Washington Division Chief, Army Contracting Command-Redstone, Ala., visited students at Louis J. Morris Elementary School in Huntsville, Ala., where she read to a group of first-graders and participated in a question and answer session with third- and fourth-graders. Newsome said the experience was nothing less than extraordinary.

  • Eustis FDO contracting director retires

    Jan 31, 2014

    One of the command's most experienced acquisition professionals retires this week after more than 33 years of federal service.

  • Two from ACC-RI graduate from Naval Postgraduate School

    Jan 30, 2014

    Two Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees received their Master of Science degree in program management diplomas from the Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy Jan. 23.

  • Army Contract Specialist Finds hope and strength while battling combat injuries

    Jan 30, 2014

    Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Contract Specialist Mitch Chapman, an Illinois National Guard Veteran, suffers from mental and physical afflictions directly related to an IED ambush on a vehicle he was driving on a road outside Kandahar, Afghanistan in October 2008. Five years after that IED attack, Chapman received his bachelor's degree, earned a promotion and welcomed a son into his young family.

  • King's dream begins in heart

    Jan 30, 2014

    Almost 400 people remained fixed on the words of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's chief counsel whose own personal struggles to overcome hardships of neglectful and abusive foster care and homelessness set the context of hope during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance here Jan. 29.

  • Digital convoy simulation prepares contracting support specialists for reality

    Jan 29, 2014

    Surrounded by video and sound systems, crews inside a simulated High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle can look out onto a desert or along forested roads. All of their actions, from accelerating to turning and stopping, affect what they see on the 360-degree projection screen, while their vehicle doesn't move an inch.

  • Prepare for the worst - Contracting specialists train for a natural disaster

    Jan 29, 2014

    Whereas Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people, injured 17,000 and closed 30 hospitals, the double earthquake on the New Madrid fault line killed 3,500 people, injured 83,000 and damaged or destroyed 132 hospitals. Thankfully, the earthquakes are fictional, used as the basis of a scenario for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • Making contracts - old school and new

    Jan 29, 2014

    Military service members don't always have the luxury of electricity during their deployment, which can sometimes leave them without the use of computers or electronics.

  • Fort Drum contracting director to retire

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Fort Drum, N.Y., director of contracting culminates 23 years of service in the acquisition workforce this week as he prepares to retire.

  • MICC contracting officer bound for leadership program

    Jan 28, 2014

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contract Command has been selected for the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center's Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellows Program.

  • Army Contracting Command announces annual award winners

    Jan 28, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The U.S. Army Contracting Command presented 29 individual and four team awards for excellence in acquisition, contracting and small business at a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Meet the units of OCSJX-14

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise, formerly called the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise, has evolved and grown throughout the years, and OCSJX-14 is the largest to date.

  • A different kind of survival training

    Jan 28, 2014

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians line up, anxiously awaiting to ride one of the Army's finest attractions. This ride, however, requires helmets, body armor, eye protection and gloves.

  • Contracting professionals learn to respond to an active shooter

    Jan 28, 2014

    Run, hide, fight. Those are the steps to deal with an active shooter. Run from the assailant first, then hide in a secure area, and as a last resort, fight if your life is in danger.

  • Mayor's cell hard at work

    Jan 28, 2014

    The mayor's cell plays an important role in the success of any military training exercise. They have to ensure everyone participating has a place to sleep, food to eat and transportation to get to work.

  • The Medical Support Training Center, Saving lives with first aid

    Jan 28, 2014

    Approximately 200,000 adults and children could be saved each year if cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed early enough, but few people get the basic first aid training needed.

  • The 'go to' guy

    Jan 28, 2014

    His attention to detail amazes his supervisors, his calm demeanor energizes his subordinates and his capability to accomplish the mission regardless of the obstacles in the way astounds his peers.

  • EST 2000 replicates range for OCSJX-14 contracting specialists

    Jan 28, 2014

    There is only one way to keep basic military skills sharp: practice.

  • Learning effective communications

    Jan 28, 2014

    For deployed service members the mission will always come first, while dealing with the media will not be so important.

  • Spotlight On…Maj. Jundi J. Williams, 719th Contingency Contracting Team

    Jan 23, 2014

    Maj. Jundi J. Williams is a contract management officer for the 719th Contingency Contracting Team, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. During Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014 he is providing support to distinguished visitors as part of the OCSJX-14 Joint Visitors Bureau.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • Army, Air Force Chaplains provide spiritual services during OCSJX-14

    Jan 23, 2014

    When planning began for the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014, spiritual fitness was integrated into the exercise.

  • MICC welcomes command sergeant major

    Jan 23, 2014

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command welcomed their new command sergeant major during an assumption-of-responsibility ceremony Jan. 16 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Contracting professionals from around the world gather for OCSJX-14

    Jan 22, 2014

    More than 500 Operational Contract Support professionals from 40 different government agencies and coalition partners are gathered at Fort Bliss, Texas, for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • Intel specialist looking for a fight

    Jan 21, 2014

    Russell Parman is willing to wager blood, sweat and tears to conquer his latest challenge. Parman, an intelligence specialist with the Army Contracting Command Intelligence and Security G-2, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., spends his evenings training to compete as a grappler.

  • Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 2014 Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise is being conducted at Fort Bliss, Texas. OCSJX-14 is designed to prepare uniformed and civilian operational contract support professionals to deploy and support any contingency, humanitarian or operational mission. Photos and videos on OCSJX14 can be found at

  • ACC-Warren helps local community

    Jan 16, 2014

    Contract specialists and leaders from the Force Projection and Tools Contracting Division at Army Contracting Command-Warren, Mich., made the holidays a little brighter for some Michigan families.

  • SDDC Contracting Office disestablished; G9, TRANSCOM, ACC pick up critical acquisition functions

    Jan 16, 2014

    In an effort to streamline and provide increased oversight and management of all Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command contract requirements, the SDDC Contracting Office will be disestablished as of Sept. 30, 2014.

  • Redstone's Senior Aviator Soars Into Retirement

    Jan 15, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Tim Crosby has made a name for himself as a general who leads the Army's aviation programs with the passion of a Soldier in war.

  • '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.