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  • 922nd CBn Cases Colors, Heads to Iraq

    Feb 12, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The 922nd Contracting Battalion cased its colors here Feb. 10 in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • MICC teams with Junior Achievement, SA Works to mentor students

    Feb 4, 2016

    School was in session Feb. 2, but instead of a traditional lesson plan inside a school classroom, students were mentored on historic Fort Sam Houston by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here as part of the San Antonio Job Shadow Day.

  • Industry reps flock to Fort Belvoir contracting forum

    Feb 3, 2016

    More than 160 industry representatives from across the National Capital Region gathered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Jan. 13 for a small business acquisition forecast open house to hear a forecast of 2016 anticipated requirements hosted by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Belvoir contracting office.

  • New MICC Academy underpins command transformation

    Feb 3, 2016

    Contracting officials here are creating a new one-stop virtual portal to assist Mission and Installation Contracting Command employees with career leadership development and training as part of the command's 2025 transformation.

  • Soldier takes 'Goofy' approach toward endurance running

    Feb 2, 2016

    The daily grind of marathon running is often dictated by a strict regimen of properly fueling the body, training for and running a race, and allowing sufficient time for the body to recover for the next event. While all of these factors still play an essential part in the preparation for a command chief warrant officer, the significance of the 26.2 miles ahead of him on race day takes on a less competitive character when stepping up to the start line after donning his Disney Goofy costume.

  • Faces of the Force: Cynthia Smith

    Feb 2, 2016

    For Cynthia Smith, the benefits of working as a contracting officer for DOD's Counter-Narcoterrorism Program Office (CNTPO) are twofold: she has the satisfaction of knowing that U.S. troops fighting terror funded by drug trafficking are properly and quickly equipped. And her work has taught her a great deal about different cultures and countries. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and civilians currently serving in a variety of AAW disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please call 703-805-1006.

  • Contracting battalion conducts mission readiness exercise

    Feb 1, 2016

    Soldiers from the 922nd Contracting Battalion conducted the mission readiness exercise Operation Cobra Strike here in December to prepare contracting teams for an upcoming deployment.

  • ACC-NJ Associate Selected for DOD Leadership Program

    Feb 1, 2016

    An Army Contracting Command-New Jersey contract specialist, Steven Piggott, has been selected for the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program. The DOD acquisition workforce is allocated 100 slots for this program annually and the final selection is made by Office of the Secretary of Defense functional community managers.

  • Via: Army Contracting Command 'moving in right direction'

    Jan 29, 2016

    Army Contracting Command is "moving in the right direction," Army Materiel Command's commanding general said.

  • Editorial: Raising awareness in combat of human trafficking

    Jan 28, 2016

    Contracting officers operating in a contingency environment may find themselves in countries with widespread poverty or weak central governments, which may create conditions for people who are in desperate situations and vulnerable to be subject to human traffickers.

  • Fitting retirement for two ACC-WRN employees

    Jan 25, 2016

    How many people can say they retired on the same day as their best friend? Two Army Contracting Command-Warren, Michigan, retirees can say just that.

  • MICC setting pace in contract closeout priority

    Jan 21, 2016

    The implementation of metrics to measure the rate of closing out contracts coupled with holding contracting leaders in the field more accountable for the performance of that contract management step is allowing the Mission and Installation Contracting Command to lead the Army effort.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Contract Specialist by Day Movie Actor by Night

    Jan 13, 2016

    Joe East, a contract specialist with the Regional Contracting Office Bavaria, recently had the opportunity to flex his acting muscles for an upcoming movie.

  • The Army's big business of small business

    Jan 11, 2016

    With billions in contracting dollars going to small businesses for both products and services, there's no question that small companies are big business for the Army. That's why the January -- March issue of Army AL&T magazine is dedicated to small business, online now.

  • Contracting command hiring gains momentum

    Jan 7, 2016

    Like many federal agencies, Army Contracting Command-Redstone is working to find innovative approaches to attract and retain the best contracting professionals to serve their diverse customer base. To combat the situation, ACC-Redstone will infuse its workforce with 95 developmental hires over the next three months.

  • ACC gets new home

    Jan 7, 2016

    Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson, commanding general, ACC, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally building 4505, the new ACC headquarters building. More than 300 senior leaders and local dignitaries were on hand to tour the building and participate in the ceremony.

  • Alabama contracting team supports humanitarian needs in the Balkans

    Jan 4, 2016

    Deploying to Kosovo has proven to be much more than soliciting, awarding and managing construction projects and high-value equipment purchases for the National Guard's 1960th Contracting Team.

  • Leadership perspective: Command remains focused through transformation

    Dec 23, 2015

    We've seen a lot of change since my arrival at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command the first week in December 2011.

  • New program reintroduces career series to command

    Dec 22, 2015

    A new program is being developed to reintroduce a career series to assist contracting offices with their workload to support the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's 2025 transformation.

  • Faces of the Force Profile: Ralph Kaminski

    Dec 22, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground is one of the largest employers in Maryland, and one of the 20,000 or so people employed there is Ralph Kaminski, featured in this month's Faces of the Force profile."Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and civilians currently serving in a variety of AAW disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please call 703-805-1006.

  • SECDEF meets with members of RCO Erbil

    Dec 21, 2015

    Team members of regional Contracting Office-Erbil supported Secretary Defense Ashton Carter's visit on Dec. 17.

  • New deputy to the commander welcomed at ASC

    Dec 21, 2015

    Michael Hutchison, the new deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was welcomed and his predecessor, Scott Welker, was honored during a ceremony in Heritage Hall, here, Dec. 14.

  • Reserve Soldiers' training focuses on 'Corps' curriculum

    Dec 21, 2015

    An informal conversation between two Army Reserve contracting officers developed into an opportunity to provide Army Reserve Soldiers with crucial acquisitions training prior to their deployment next year.

  • Christmas comes early for Huntsville first graders

    Dec 17, 2015

    In a large cafeteria at Louis J. Morris Elementary in Huntsville, Alabama , 80 first-graders wait with eager eyes after catching a glimpse of the Christmas tree next to the stage. Below the stage are nearly 250 gifts that U.S. Army Contracting Command employees bought, wrapped, and are donating to these children as part of the Angel Tree program.

  • Millions paid to small businesses, Tobyhanna exceeds Army's goals

    Dec 15, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Tobyhanna Army Depot awarded contracts worth millions of dollars to small business vendors, shattering the Army's socioeconomic goals for fiscal year 2015.

  • MICC leaders come together to discuss acquisition matters

    Dec 14, 2015

    Leaders from throughout the command took part in the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Acquisition Leadership Conference here Dec. 1-4 to discuss key issues impacting the workforce as well as contracting enterprise solutions.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • Senior contracting leadership visits Hawaii

    Dec 11, 2015

    Senior contracting leaders from the Army and Air Force visited Hawaii during a command visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility that included stops in Alaska, Korea and Japan.

  • Contracting NCOs complete Contracting Pre-command Course

    Dec 11, 2015

    For the first time in course history, sergeants major and command sergeants major attended the Army Contracting Pre-Command Course. Six Army Contracting Command senior non-commissioned officers were the first enlisted Soldiers to complete the two-week course conducted this fall at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

  • MICC-Fort Drum's newest member earns prestigious award

    Dec 9, 2015

    The newest member of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting office here has earned the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award recognizing her 19 years of commitment, service and volunteerism as an Army spouse.

  • Even small contracts are critical for maintaining a manufacturing skill base for the Army

    Dec 8, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal just received three contracts valued at more than $6 million to provide field artillery and mortar components to the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. But more important than money, these diverse contracts will help maintain a critical manufacturing skill base for the Army's future.

  • Efforts to champion employment for disabled earn recognition

    Dec 8, 2015

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command earned the SourceAmerica Procurement Champion award for her support in providing employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.

  • Dog tags get first update in 40 years

    Dec 8, 2015

    After more than four decades, the identification tags issued to all Soldiers, commonly called "dog tags," are getting an update.

  • Team's integration benefits combined arms rehearsal

    Dec 7, 2015

    Members of the 724th Contracting Team traveled Oct. 19 to the National Training Center to establish base life support contracts prior to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division's arrival for Rotation 16-02 at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Deputy to commanding general to depart MICC

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command deputy to the commanding general has been selected for a follow-on assignment as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

  • 2015 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign heads into home stretch

    Dec 4, 2015

    Heading into the home stretch of the 2015 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign, federal government employees have been donating generously to CFC charities to make a difference for people in the Quad City Area and beyond. They're taking to heart this year's CFC campaign slogan, "You can change a life."

  • MICC contracting office supports Arlington mission

    Dec 3, 2015

    Since the Civil War, it has been the final resting place for our nation's warfighters. Covering 624 acres of hills dotted with centuries old trees, the responsibility for the care and maintenance of this burial ground and the Soldiers who perform ceremonies daily at Arlington National Cemetery belongs to a team of Mission and Installation Contracting Command professionals at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

  • Fort Sill contracting specialists return from Kuwait

    Dec 2, 2015

    Three contracting Soldiers from Fort Sill Mission Contracting Command returned after a nine-month deployment in Kuwait, where they worked logistics support as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Beliefs of Native American Indians Influence Nation's Culture

    Dec 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone's National American Indian Heritage Month observance on Nov. 24 is one of many such ethnic observances held monthly to educate employees to the contributions different cultures bring to the nation.

  • Fourteen honored with acquisition awards

    Dec 2, 2015

    The Hon. Heidi Shyu, the Army acquisition executive (AAE) and the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, recognized more than a dozen groups and individuals from the acquisition community yesterday, as she announced the winners of the 2015 AAE Excellence in Leadership Awards.

  • ACC contracting officers capture Army awards

    Dec 1, 2015

    Army Contracting Command contracting officers earned 11 individual and team honors in the Fiscal Year 2015 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting, according to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement).

  • Getting out of the box: New prep course offers insight for Army acquisition leaders

    Nov 25, 2015

    Last week, 29 current and future managers from across the Army acquisition workforce attended the second Army Acquisition Leader Preparation Course (AALPC) in Arlington, Virginia. The course is designed to generate thought and discussion about a host of challenges that future acquisition leaders will likely face when they get into their new jobs, and learn from accomplished leaders and seasoned practitioners who have faced similar challenges.

  • Contracting officers volunteer in Honduras

    Nov 25, 2015

    Contracting officers assigned from U.S. Army Contracting Command support Army and Joint operations around the world. One of those missions is an enduring mission to provide contracting support at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. Besides providing operational contracting support to their customers, they feel it is important to be visible and contribute to the various community outreach programs supported by the JTF-B command and facilitated by the JTF-B chaplain's office.

  • Academia Day Highlights Opportunities

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command took part in an Army Materiel Command Academia Day, held recently at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, where representatives from local colleges and universities received information on employment opportunities for students.

  • Army aviation executive shares milestones, goals

    Nov 21, 2015

    Getting to the finish line starts with a contract award. That was the message from the program executive officer for aviation that resonated with the audience and was echoed by many of the other speakers and panel members during the annual Army Aviation Association of America Aircraft Survivability Equipment Symposium and Aviation Product Symposium in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Town hall highlights CFC participation, procurement review results

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Combined Federal Campaign and results from a 2014 Procurement Management Review were the highlights from a Nov. 17 town hall, hosted by Melanie Johnson, executive director, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island.

  • SES duo meets with future leaders

    Nov 19, 2015

    Two members of the Senior Executive Service met with a group of 29 Soldiers and civilians enrolled in a nine-month long leadership course, here, Nov. 17.

  • 925th Contracting Battalion uncases its colors

    Nov 18, 2015

    Soldiers and civilians from the 925th Contracting Battalion and Regional Contracting Center-Capital uncased their colors during a ceremony Nov. 11 at the New Kabul Compound Conference Center here.

  • Contract specialists earn professional development opportunity

    Nov 18, 2015

    Two contract specialists from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command were recently selected for the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program.

  • ASC welcomes 2 new Logistic Readiness Centers to its command

    Nov 16, 2015

    Three years' worth of planning culminated at the beginning of fiscal 2016 as the U.S. Army Sustainment Command welcomed two new Logistics Readiness Centers to its fold.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • ACC-RI employee's family defines military service

    Nov 10, 2015

    When reflecting upon her family's military roots that go back to the 18th century, she is filled with pride for her family's service during the past 200-plus years.

  • ACC-RI, ASC connect with industry partners

    Nov 10, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island and U.S. Army Sustainment Command held an Industry Week at the Radisson in Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 27-29.

  • MICC welcomes new enlisted leader

    Nov 4, 2015

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command welcomed their new command sergeant major during a ceremony here Nov. 3.

  • Commitment To Soldier Readiness Needed To Move Forward

    Nov 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's best can only get better if today's Soldiers commit themselves to the top priority -- Soldier readiness -- as set out by the Army's chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said one of the Army's three-star generals.

  • Faces of the Force: Staff Sgt. Adela Tacla

    Nov 3, 2015

    Looking for a way to support her family, Staff Sgt. Adela Tacla joined the Army 10 years ago and spent nine years as a unit supply specialist. When a number of friends transitioned to acquisition, she followed, and has worked as a contract specialist for the 419th Contracting Support Brigade for the past year. Now deployed, she took the time to answer some questions about her work before she left. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please contact 703-805-1006.

  • 612th Contracting Team provides critical NTC support

    Oct 22, 2015

    Members of the 612th Contracting Team are providing operational contract support for National Training Center rotation 16-01 at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Customer contact

    Oct 20, 2015

    Responding to unique contracting challenges, DOD has made a major strategic change in contingency contracting administration services to support U.S. forces in Africa--from the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army and Joseph Kony to the Ebola outbreak--that makes it easier to get needed services and supplies to the customer, much more rapidly. This article was originally published in the October - December 2015 AL&T magazine

  • Fort Drum contracting battalion cases its colors

    Oct 16, 2015

    Soldiers from the 925th Contracting Battalion and Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Drum contracting office cased their colors during a ceremony Sept. 24 at the battalion's complex.

  • Strong Ties Of Trust Bind Allies Buying U.S. Weapons

    Oct 14, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Delivering U.S. aviation and missile systems to allied countries goes well beyond packing and shipping.

  • AMC provides fundamental component for Army readiness

    Oct 14, 2015

    Readiness is the Army's top priority, according to the new Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and it is Army Materiel Command's sole focus as the provider of the critical materiel required, said the command's top leader. AMC Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via addressed the organization's indispensable role as the premier provider of Army and Joint readiness to more than 300 chapter presidents and members at the Association of the United States Army's Presidents Dinner Oct. 11.

  • Organic Industrial Base touted as nation's insurance policy

    Oct 13, 2015

    The Army's Organic Industrial Base took center stage at a Warrior's Corner presentation during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 12. Jim Dwyer, Army Materiel Command principal deputy to the deputy chief of staff for Operations and Logistics, G-3/4, told an audience of industry representatives and Army leaders that the OIB, which consists of 23 geographically-dispersed depots, arsenals and ammunition plants, serves as an insurance policy for the nation.

  • Illowa Bi-State CFC Kicks Off at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 13, 2015

    Federal employees kicked off the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 7, here, to jumpstart a new year of giving to local, national and international charities and make a lasting difference in people's lives in the Quad Cities and beyond.

  • MICC caps fiscal 2015 with $5.2 billion in contract awards

    Oct 7, 2015

    More than 36,000 contract actions valued at $5.2 billion were executed by Mission and Installation Contracting Command acquisition members from throughout the country in support of Soldiers and their families during fiscal 2015.

  • MICC achieves historic small business goals

    Oct 7, 2015

    For the first time the Mission and Installation Contracting Command has met all five of its small business socioeconomic goals since the command was established in 2009.

  • Planning creates rapid, flexible support to Fort Drum community

    Oct 6, 2015

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Drum contracting office, 925th Contracting Battalion, U. S. Army Garrison-Fort Drum, and 10th Mountain Division played an integral role in Fort Drum's selection as the Army's Community of Excellence four out of the past five years.

  • RIA-JMTC contracting supports high-visibility programs during fiscal 2015

    Oct 6, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Colloquially known as "the factory" by employees of the Rock Island Arsenal and the surrounding Quad Cities area, the Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center is frequently heralded as an integral part of the Army's organic industrial base.

  • Contracting officer is Son of the American Revolution

    Oct 2, 2015

    Have you ever wondered about your ancestry? What if you learned that your ancestors fought in the American Revolution?

  • Innovation to win in a complex world: Investing in S&T to confront the future threat

    Oct 1, 2015

    In October 2014, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command rolled out the latest Army Operating Concept (AOC), titled "Win in a Complex World." This AOC details how the Army of the future will strengthen capabilities across multiple domains as part of a joint partnership to ensure dominance against "determined, elusive, and increasingly capable enemies." This article was previously published in the October-December 2015 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Fort Campbell forecasts requirements to small businesses

    Oct 1, 2015

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell contracting office and 922nd Contracting Battalion officials have attended multiple events in the past few months to publicize forecasted requirements for the Fort Campbell community.

  • Expeditionary contracting support for Swift Response 2015

    Sep 30, 2015

    Contracting teams from the Kaiserslautern, Germany-based 409th Contracting Support Brigade, as well as the Fort Bragg, North Carolina-based 419th CSB were on hand to support Exercise Swift Response 15.

  • Mendoza Inducted Into Senior Executive Service

    Sep 30, 2015

    Mendoza was promoted, Sept. 3, to the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony witnessed by an auditorium full of family, friends and teammates from ACC-WRN and U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. The ceremony was officiated by Michael Hutchison, deputy to the commanding general, Army Contracting Command

  • Army, General Motors pow wow on contracting, acquisition and supply chain best practices

    Sep 29, 2015

    Soldiers and Army civilians assigned to the Army Contracting Command -- Warren, Mich., met with their counterparts in General Motors to initiate a partnership to discover, share and leverage best practices

  • Army AL&T magazine explores innovation

    Sep 28, 2015

    This newest edition of Army AL&T explores the topics of Innovation and foreign military sales. Readers will also find a moving tribute to the Hon. Claude M. Bolton Jr., former assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, whose sudden passing in July was a blow to his many friends and former colleagues across the services.

  • Early operational contracting integration provides timely, tailored support

    Sep 25, 2015

    The recent operational contract support provided to a Fort Carson unit during a major training event also proved timely when some of its assets had become non-mission capable just days prior to another major exercise.

  • Relationship building at core of acquisition success

    Sep 18, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting officer took advantage of a recent temporary duty visit to conduct a source selection evaluation board at the Presidio of Monterey, California, to foster new customer relationships benefitting the command's MICC 2025 transformation efforts.

  • Tookes takes opportunity to reenlist

    Sep 17, 2015

    Sgt. Marcus Tookes had the opportunity - and took it - to reenlist on Sept. 17 while in Huntsville, Ala. with the Army Contracting Command.

  • ACC-APG hosts intern boot camp

    Sep 17, 2015

    Nearly 30 interns from the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground completed the four-week Army Contracting Boot Camp course here Sept. 11.

  • ACC-RI Soldier takes second in combatives tournament

    Sep 16, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Soldier excelled at the Battle for the Rock Combatives Tournament, held at the Rock Island Arsenal fitness center, Sept. 12.

  • AMCOM First Sergeant Retiring In 'Awesome' Community

    Sep 16, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It wasn't long after arriving at Redstone Arsenal that First Sgt. Joe Thomas began considering the local area as a good place to settle his family.

  • Faces of the Force: Donna Bader

    Sep 15, 2015

    Ms. Donna Bader discusses following in her family's contracting footsteps. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please contact 703-805-1006.

  • An Army contracting officer re-enlists on Patriot Day

    Sep 14, 2015

    Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan -- An Army contracting officer re-enlisted on Patriot Day while deployed here. Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Brown, contracting officer and team leader for the Armed Security Guards Contracting Team, Regional Contracting Center-East, raised her right hand on Sept. 11. Lt. Col. Scott McKee, 904th Contracting Battalion commander and chief, RCC-East, rendered the oath of enlistment from Guard Tower 29 as Soldiers, civilians and contractors looked on.

  • Leadership perspective: End of fiscal year is our time to shine

    Sep 11, 2015

    It's September, and for all of us in the MICC it is crunch time to obligate every dollar for our customers as part of end-of-year fiscal year-end closeout. As of Sept. 1 we have obligated from 83 to 89 percent of funds for the major commands that we support. We are on track to accomplish more than 37,000 contract actions valued at about $6 billion this fiscal year.

  • Acquisition officials seeking input on draft solicitation for advertising

    Sep 11, 2015

    Contracting officials here are seeking feedback over the next two weeks on a draft solicitation for Army advertising and marketing services released Sept. 11 on the Federal Business Opportunities website.

  • MICC directorates merge to provide better field support

    Sep 10, 2015

    The merging of two directorates at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquarters in August marks another step in the command's posturing to sustain operations in a resource-constrained environment.

  • Deployment strengthens operational contracting skills

    Sep 3, 2015

    Operational contracting support skills honed by Soldiers from the 418th Contracting Support Brigade headquarters and its subordinate battalions and teams over the last six months in Afghanistan will serve to reinforce the Army's acquisition strategies for future operations.

  • 418th CSB uncases its colors, welcomes new commander

    Sep 3, 2015

    Soldiers from the 418th Contracting Support Brigade uncased their colors in a ceremony here Sept. 3 after their six-month deployment and then joined the rest of their organization, family and friends in welcoming a new leader in a change of command that followed.

  • MICC Soldier finishes runner-up to best warrior

    Sep 3, 2015

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier missed the top spot by only a few points in the 2015 Army Materiel Command's Best Warrior Competition Aug. 24-28 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

  • ACC Soldier gets BIG award

    Sep 3, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command Soldier in Italy is one of two Army recipients of the 2015 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award. Lt. Col. Brenda F. Perry, director of the Regional Contracting Center-Africa, 414th Contracting Support Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, received the award Aug. 25 during a ceremony at the 37th Annual Blacks In Government National Training Institute in Orlando, Florida.

  • Protection Day Delivers Safety Education Outing

    Sep 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- What kind of event can bring Coast Guard boats, explosive ordnance robots, search and rescue dogs, ham radio operators, MedFlight, a climbing rock wall, drones, Huntsville Utilities live wire demonstrations and face painting together all in one place on Thursday?

  • ASC holds retirement ceremony for Hannon

    Aug 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, presided over a retirement ceremony for Col. John Hannon, military deputy director, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Clubhouse, Aug. 20.

  • ACC-RI's Maj. Feist receives Meritorious Service Medal

    Aug 24, 2015

    Maj. Marian Feist, a contract specialist assigned to the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony here, Aug. 13. Melanie Johnson, ACC-RI executive director, presided over the ceremony, while Maj. Drenna Thompson, rear detachment officer in charge, provided remarks prior to the presentation.

  • US Army contracting team trains local institutions in Kosovo

    Aug 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1960th Contingency Contracting Team out of Huntsville Ala., and currently assigned to Area Support Team-Balkans in Kosovo, marked the completion of a five-day training series on market management and technical specifications, for approximately 20 members and officials from Ministry of Kosovo Security Force and their Land Forces Command, during a ceremony Aug. 14 in Pristina, Kosovo.

  • Undersecretary engages acquisition and contracting workforce; discusses priorities

    Aug 20, 2015

    The top acquisition executive for the Department of Defense met with several organizations and conducted a Workforce Engagement Visit on Aug. 12-13.

  • ACC welcomes new commander

    Aug 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 19. Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson became ACC's third commander. He succeeds Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" C. Harrison III, who has commanded ACC since October 2013. The ceremony was hosted by Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general, Army Materiel Command.

  • Fort Bragg forecast garners attention at trade show

    Aug 19, 2015

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Aug. 19, 2015) -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, conducted an acquisition forecast open house in conjunction with the 14th Annual North Carolina Defense and Economic Development Trade Show for 139 current and prospective federal contractors Aug. 3 in nearby Fayetteville.

  • MICC personnel provide students operational contracting insight

    Aug 14, 2015

    Three contracting professionals from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command and 922nd Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently provided valuable contracting information and lessons learned to 20 students attending the Army Logistics University's Operational Contract Support Course.

  • 412th CSB welcomes new command sergeant major

    Aug 13, 2015

    Members of the 412th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • JBLM contracting leader to retire

    Aug 12, 2015

    The director of contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, retires Aug. 17 during a ceremony honoring 36 years of federal service.