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  • Great heights: MICC director climbs Kilimanjaro

    Mar 19, 2013

    The contracting director at White Sands Missile Range recently achieved one of the greatest physical challenges only a relative few can ever say they've accomplished.

  • MICC small business specialist exemplifies contributions

    Mar 18, 2013

    Women's History Month celebrates the contributions women have made to history, culture and society. It also recognizes achievements by women in specific fields and a wide range of careers, including those at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.

  • Colombian visit strengthens military sales process

    Mar 18, 2013

    A delegation from the Colombian Army met with members of the Army Security Assistance Enterprise in Huntsville Feb. 28 to review the status of Colombia's foreign military sales program.

  • USAASC announces MOS 51C reclassification board results

    Mar 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) convened a 51C Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) reclassification board, administered by the 51C Proponent Office, Feb. 26-27, 2013 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Out of 182 candidates, 44 were selected for reclassification.

  • 409th bids deputy director farewell

    Mar 14, 2013

    Tony Baumann departed Feb. 8 from Germany on a "high note" after serving as deputy director, 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Kaiserslautern, for the past six years.

  • Team building project nets 8,613 ounces of food

    Mar 14, 2013

    A team-building project organized by members of the Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., raised 8,613 ounces of food items in support of the APG-wide "Harvest for the Hungry" food drive.

  • Plan guides Soldier contracting skills development

    Mar 14, 2013

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command cross-functional team at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has developed a planning guide to manage the professional development needs of more than 400 Soldiers who are being attached to the command over the next seven months.

  • Contracting Soldier named top NCO in San Antonio

    Mar 14, 2013

    A contracting specialist was named the Joint Base San Antonio Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2012 during a March 8 ceremony in San Antonio.

  • Informative tour

    Mar 14, 2013

    Minority College Relations Program interns tour the Quad Cities Cartridge Case Facility in Building 299 on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., on March 12.

  • JCRX-13 Video

    Mar 14, 2013

    Video wrap-up of the U.S. Army Contracting Command's 2013 Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise.

  • Army Materiel Command leadership engages Congress on 'national treasure'

    Mar 11, 2013

    The commander of Army Materiel Command met with Congressional leaders and staff members, Feb. 27, 2013, on Capitol Hill, to discuss the Army's organic industrial base and national military readiness.

  • Integration establishes training ground for Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2013

    Broadening contracting proficiency and increasing readiness are among the reciprocal benefits behind integrating more than 400 Soldiers at offices throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command beginning March 20.

  • ACC Colonel rubs elbows with the stars

    Mar 6, 2013

    When Col. Martha Brooks found out she was heading to California she had no idea of the adventures she had in store.

  • ACC-RI's new XO enjoying busy pace of duties

    Mar 6, 2013

    In January, Capt. Timothy G. Godwin assumed duties as executive officer, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Ill.

  • ACC leaders working to minimize effects of sequestration, potential civil service furlough

    Mar 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With sequestration under way Army Contracting Command senior leaders are working hard to ensure its workforce and its customers are informed about the command's way ahead.

  • Budget cuts put conference rooms in high demand

    Mar 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the consequences of the federal government's fiscal uncertainty and sequestration is that conference room availability is scarce at the Army Contracting Command headquarters here.

  • ACC captures 11 AMC Public Affairs awards

    Mar 5, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command Public Affairs specialists earned 11 Army Materiel Command Maj. Gen Keith L. Ware Public Affairs awards for 2012, AMC announced March 1.

  • MICC welcomes new chief of staff

    Mar 4, 2013

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here welcomed its new chief of staff March 4.

  • MICC-Fort Bliss delivers for Army's second largest installation

    Feb 28, 2013

    Providing the contracting needs for more than 35,000 Soldiers and their families at the Army's second-largest installation is no easy task, but members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bliss accomplish that every day.

  • Savings served up for Bradley armor plates

    Feb 27, 2013

    When a military contractor approached the Army with a proposal for significant savings on armor tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the impulse to quickly go for the savings had to be postponed: The Bradley played such an important role in saving lives that keeping a steady flow of contracts was paramount.

  • ROTC outreach event well-received at NIU

    Feb 27, 2013

    On Feb. 20, four Army Contracting Command-Rock Island officers met with approximately 30 Northern Illinois University Reserve Officers' Training Corps Military Science III and MS IV cadets to discuss their potential futures in the Army.

  • ACC receives five awards for contracting excellence

    Feb 27, 2013

    EL PASO, Texas -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command collected five awards at the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting ceremony.

  • Furloughs nothing new to federal employees

    Feb 27, 2013

    Federal employees are facing the specter of being furloughed because of the fiscal year 2013 federal budget sequestration.

  • Emergency operations plan in place

    Feb 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARESENAL, Ala.-In the event Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command Soldiers and employees are directed to stay away from their Redstone Arsenal campus, a plan is in place to help the command continue operations.

  • Spotlight on...Dorothea Marie Cooper

    Feb 27, 2013

    Dorothea Marie Cooper is the deputy director of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Spotlight on ... Danny Hall

    Feb 26, 2013

    As a retired veteran, Danny Hall enjoys supporting Soldiers and the warfighter through his love for contracting and holds a great respect for the men and women who serve this nation.

  • Nominations for 2013 ACC annual awards due Feb. 28

    Feb 22, 2013

    Nominations for the 2013 Army Contracting Command Annual Awards are due Feb. 28.

  • Army Blues on Hollywood's red carpet

    Feb 22, 2013

    Col. Martha Brooks never envisioned herself rubbing elbows with Hollywood's finest actors and actresses, but that is exactly what she'll be doing on the red carpet at the 85th Academy Award celebration this month.

  • AMC commander praises 'artisan workforce,' discusses way ahead

    Feb 21, 2013

    Army Materiel Command's continued support to the warfighter in spite of looming fiscal cuts was the key focus of a presentation by AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • 51C NCOs train as the Army fights

    Feb 21, 2013

    According to the Army Contracting Command's senior noncommissioned officer, the Joint contracting Readiness Exercise conducted Jan. 14-Feb. 1 at Fort Bliss, Texas, is the type of training that will help 51C contracting NCOs advance their skills and achieve the level of expertise needed during deployment operations.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Ranada Lowe

    Feb 21, 2013

    When Sgt. 1st Class Ranada Lowe left Cape Giradeau, Mo., she took with her blessings from her mother and grandmother as she started a new life in the U.S. Army.

  • Hutchison: ACC ops tempo higher than envisioned

    Feb 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--A month after becoming the Army Contracting Command deputy to the commanding general, Michael Hutchison has learned that the ACC headquarters here is a busy place.

  • DoD Memo: Preparations for potential sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications

    Feb 20, 2013

    DoD Memo: Preparations for potential sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications

  • Fort Drum leads MICC in contract closeout

    Feb 14, 2013

    As contracting activities across the federal government battle a systemic crisis of closing out hundreds of thousands of overaged contracts, a dedicated plan of attack by contracting officials at Fort Drum, N.Y., has all but eliminated what once seemed an insurmountable backlog.

  • Nichols outlines ACC's fiscal risk plan

    Feb 14, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Members of the Army Contracting Command must do everything they can to minimize the effect of the nation's budget uncertainty on the war fighter, ACC's commanding general said Feb. 7.

  • Spotlight on...Kim Tycer, ACC Chief Counsel

    Feb 14, 2013

    Kim Tycer joined the Army Contracting Command as its new chief counsel and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service on Jan. 28, 2013. Her previous assignment was as associate counsel in the Army Materiel Command Office of Command Counsel's Business Law Division.

  • JCRX-13: Coaches, mentors help participants stay on track

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-During the Army Contracting Command's Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here, contracting trainees in simulated regional contracting centers were able to depend on coaches, mentors and assessors for help as they worked their way through four days of military contracting training.

  • ACC supports Presidential Inaugural activities

    Feb 14, 2013

    When millions of people around the world watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building Jan. 21, little did they know that Army Contracting Command contracting officers had worked behind the scenes for months to help make the event a success.

  • Contracting team continues Kosovo mission support

    Feb 14, 2013

    In Kosovo, the contingency contracting office, which is under operational control of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, continues as an integral part of the sustainment to Camp Bondsteel, as well as to the U.S. forces stationed in the Balkans.

  • Civilian participants contribute to JCRX-13 training success

    Feb 8, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-During the initial stages of Army Contracting Command's Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here, senior military leaders ' uniformed and civilians ' conducted professional workshops to offer their advice and counsel to officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians participating in this year's event.

  • Personnel behind the scene recognized

    Feb 8, 2013

    It doesn't take smoke and mirrors for an exercise like the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013, sponsored by the Army Contracting Command, to occur.

  • MICC-Fort Hood test program yields savings

    Feb 7, 2013

    A test program with the Government Purchase Card Program by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Hood is yielding success through cost savings for military customers in a fiscally challenging environment while also identifying efficiencies in the program.

  • Quality assurance policy benefits MICC customers

    Feb 7, 2013

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Assuring Army customers receive what they pay for is the objective behind a new quality assurance policy published by Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials in January.

  • Outfitting ACC-RI's officers

    Feb 6, 2013

    On Jan. 25, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Acting Executive Director, Col. John P. Hannon, presented Matthew J. Rosebrough, Acting Chief of Supply and Services, Directorate of Logistics, Army Sustainment Command, with an SES coin from former ACC-RI Executive Director, Michael R. Hutchison.

  • Nichols addresses JCRX audience

    Jan 30, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas-The more than 380 cadre and trainees at the Army Contracting Command Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 were all eyes and ears as Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, ACC commanding general, spoke on the merits and importance of the JCRX training Jan. 24.

  • ACC NCOs attend Inaugural Ball

    Jan 30, 2013

    Five Army Contracting Command noncommissioned officers and their guests tripped the light fantastic while attending the Commander In Chief's Inaugural Ball Jan. 22 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Contracting interns join ACC--New Jersey ranks

    Jan 30, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.--Army Contracting Command-New Jersey welcomed its inaugural class of 24 interns into its ranks during a swearing in ceremony earlier this month.

  • MICC contributes to JCRX

    Jan 29, 2013

    From trainees to cadre and all positions in between, Mission and Installation Contracting Command employees are supporting the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here today.

  • Joint contracting exercise commences

    Jan 25, 2013

    More than 300 participants, trainers and support staff arrived at Fort Bliss, Texas, as part of Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013, the U.S. Army Contracting Command's annual contingency contracting readiness exercise.

  • ACC experts make 'great strides' in government property accountability

    Jan 25, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--A group of subject matter experts who gathered here Jan. 7-18 made "great strides" in mapping the accountability of government property in the hands of contractors, according to one of Army Contracting Command's subject matter experts.

  • Fifth time's a charm for Tschida

    Jan 25, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas--With five contracting readiness exercises under her belt, Lt. Col. Carol Tschida has been an important figure in the growth of military and civilian contracting professionals.

  • JCRX-13 Week 2 Update

    Jan 24, 2013

    Video update from the second week of JCRX-13

  • JCRX-13 Week 1 Update

    Jan 24, 2013

    Video update from the first week of JCRX-13

  • JCRX-13 Kicks Off

    Jan 24, 2013

    More than 300 participants, trainers and support staff arrived at Fort Bliss, Texas, as part of Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013, the U.S. Army Contracting Command's annual contingency contracting readiness exercise.

  • JCRX-13 participants share experiences

    Jan 24, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas - After five days of warrior task training during the Army Contracting Command's Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise 2013 here, participants are "feeling it."

  • Cleanup, remediation contract management shifts to MICC

    Jan 22, 2013

    Officials here are undertaking administration and oversight responsibilities for one of the largest contracts in the Mission and Installation Contracting Command following award Jan. 10 of the first task order for environmental remediation.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Ontario Flowers

    Jan 17, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Ontario Flowers is the noncommissioned officer in charge for the 606th Senior Contingency Contracting Team, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion, 409th Contracting Support Brigade in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Property experts tackle accountability issue

    Jan 17, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--A group of subject matter experts gathered here in an effort to solve a problem that's been plaguing the Army for many years-- accountability of government property in the hands of contractors.

  • Maj. Gen. Ruark visits ACC-RI during Rock Island Arsenal stop

    Jan 17, 2013

    Leaders from Army Contracting Command-Rock Island welcomed U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, U.S. Central Command director for logistics and engineering, here on Jan. 16.

  • Joint contracting exercise kicks off

    Jan 17, 2013

    The Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise kicked off Jan. 16 here to prepare and train the next generation of acquisition professionals from all military services across the Department of Defense for potential contracting challenges associated during deployments in any contingency or hostile location.

  • USASAC town hall recognizes enterprise effort

    Jan 14, 2013

    During a town hall and employee recognition ceremoney held at USASAC's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Jan. 7, Maj. Gen. Del Turner, commanding general of USASAC, recapped USASAC's accomplishments of the past year and praised the workforce for its efforts in achieving the second highest dollar amount of Foreign Military Sales ever.

  • Army Contracting Command hosting Small Business Workshop

    Jan 14, 2013

    ACC has teamed with the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce to provide a Small Business Workshop Jan. 29.

  • ACC integrates contracting Soldiers into stateside operations

    Jan 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In an effort to streamline command and control of its military contracting Soldiers, the Army Contracting Command is attaching portions of its Expeditionary Contracting Command forces to several of ACC's stateside organizations.

  • In Memoriam: Lt. Col. Alonzo McGhee

    Jan 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Army Contracting Command is mourning the loss of one of its Soldiers and friends.

  • African deployment fulfills Soldier's professional, personal needs

    Jan 9, 2013

    Maj. James Coe says living in an environment without roads, bridges, traffic laws, a sanitation system or a power grid isn't as bad as one might think.

  • JCRX-13 expected to draw more than 200 contracting professionals

    Jan 9, 2013

    Contracting professionals will begin to converge onto Fort Bliss, Texas, starting Jan. 15 to participate in what military officials are calling the premiere Department of Defense contracting readiness exercise.

  • Sticky note, the "s" word and the wisdom of a 7-year-old

    Jan 8, 2013

    Sticky note, the "s" word and the wisdom of a 7-year-old

  • Tiger Team established to identify safety standards for contracts

    Jan 2, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command's Safety Office is seeking comments and best practices from the contracting community as it moves to establish standardized contract safety processes.

  • Process in place to ensure future audit readiness

    Jan 2, 2013

    The Army Contracting Command's Deputy Chief of Staff Resource Management G8 has been designated as the lead for the command's Army audit readiness efforts and will implement command-wide standard practices to ensure successful audit readiness testing.

  • Contract preparation: A Complex, involved process

    Jan 2, 2013

    Establishing a contract is accomplished by numerous professionals with unique skills working in unison to ensure the government gets the products or services it needs.

  • Soviet turned American citizen excelling for her new homeland

    Jan 2, 2013

    Some children aspire to become athletes, astronauts, doctors or lawyers. For a young Inna Lloyd, her distant dream was to serve in the military, something women were forbidden to do in her Ukrainian homeland.

  • Disabled veterans prove to be more than just able employees

    Dec 31, 2012

    An operations and intelligence noncommissioned officer, Sgt. 1st Class Scott Barkalow, was part of a mounted patrol in Eastern Afghanistan in February 2003 when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

  • Faces of the Force: Newly minted engineer tracks environmental regs for JAMS

    Dec 27, 2012

    "Faces of the Force" is an online feature highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce. Produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Strategic Communication Division, and working closely with public affairs officers, Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines are featured every other week.

  • Holiday Message

    Dec 26, 2012

    Holiday message from the ECC commanding general and command sergeant major.

  • ACC-RSA taking on communication culture

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Operations and Services Directorate is taking on the challenge of changing the culture of communication.

  • ACC/ECC headquarters surpasses 2012 CFC goal

    Dec 20, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Rallying from a slow start, the headquarters staffs from the Army Contracting Command and the Expeditionary Contracting Command have surpassed this year's Combined Federal Campaign goal of $50,000.

  • Spotlight on...Jeanette Wittman

    Dec 20, 2012

    Retirement ends juggling military, civilian careers

  • Army Contracting senior leader forum

    Dec 20, 2012

    Senior leaders from around the Army Contracting Command gathered in Huntsville, Ala., for a Senior Leader Forum Dec. 10-13.

  • ACC Today

    Dec 20, 2012

    Army Contracting's online magazine is now online! View it in a flip version or as a .pdf

  • Holiday video greetings from Army Contracting Command

    Dec 20, 2012

    Holiday video greetings are a tradition at Army Contracting Command. Employees around the world submit their holiday wishes which are published on YouTube.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Eric Mainu

    Dec 14, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Mainu is a contracting officer assigned to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's 638th Senior Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • AMC honors 19 as Louis Dellamonica Personnel of the Year winners

    Dec 13, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U. S. Army Materiel Command chooses 19 to honor with the Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding AMC Personnel of the Year.

  • Fiscal Triad hones skills during training exercise

    Dec 12, 2012

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and civilians throughout the Pacific were recently hosted on Oahu by the 413th Contracting Support Brigade for a Disaster Training Exercise Dec. 2-7.

  • ATEC shares opportunities, opens dialogue with contract partners

    Dec 11, 2012

    Senior leaders from across the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command shared opportunities for test and evaluation contracts with members of industry and small business during the ATEC segment of the Advance Planning Briefing for Industry and Small Business Forum at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 5.

  • Children spend day at MICC

    Dec 10, 2012

    Smiles, laughter and happiness could be seen and heard at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command during the unit's Bring Your Child to Work Day Nov. 20 here.

  • Strategic approach drives MICC realignment

    Dec 7, 2012

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials realigned six field directorate offices into four Dec. 4 in a strategic effort to bring consistency to its operations and improve contract administration and oversight.

  • MICC member earns Army award

    Dec 7, 2012

    The chief of the contracts division for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., is a winner of the 2012 Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting for her efforts to increase contract opportunities for people with significant disabilities.

  • RDECOM shares contracting opportunities at APBI

    Dec 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command presented contracting opportunities Dec. 5 as part of APG's first installation-wide Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, or APBI, conference.

  • ACC realigns two contracting offices

    Dec 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Army Contracting Command has realigned two of its contracting offices that serve overseas customers.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. Maj. Samuel McCray

    Dec 5, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. Samuel D. McCray is the U.S. Army Contracting Command's G-3 Operations Division sergeant major. Previously, he served with the 65th Medical Brigade in Yongsan, Korea.

  • Team Stryker receives 2012 Secretary of the Army Excellence in Contracting Award

    Nov 28, 2012

    Earlier this month, the Stryker Life Cycle Requirements Contracting Team received the 2012 Secretary of the Army Excellence in Contracting Team Award for outstanding Systems, Research and Development, and Logistics Support (Sustainment) Contracting.

  • ACC-Warren earns Army secretary recognition

    Nov 28, 2012

    The fiscal year 2013-2015 Stryker Life Cycle Requirements Contract Team received the 2012 Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting.

  • Work is payback for opportunities given

    Nov 28, 2012

    For Labinot Shabani, growing up in southeastern Europe in the late 1990s meant a childhood filled with pleasant and horrific memories.

  • Anniston contracting office recognized

    Nov 28, 2012

    The Anniston Army Depot was selected as this year's Employer of the Year in the Large Business category by the Greater Calhoun County Area Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

  • PEO Ammunition wins prestigious Defense Department award

    Nov 20, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ -- The Department of Defense has recognized the Program Executive Office (PEO) Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal for developing a strategy to meet surging demands for ammunition while also delivering significant savings to the government.

  • PEO Ammunition captures prestigious DoD award

    Nov 20, 2012

    The Department of Defense has recognized the Program Executive Office (PEO) Ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal for developing a strategy to meet surging demands for ammunition while also delivering significant savings to the government.

  • Spotlight on...Bilal M. Shain

    Nov 20, 2012

    Bilal M. Shain is a contracting officer assigned to the Expeditionary Contracting Command's 409th Contracting Support Brigade headquartered at Kaiserslautern, Germany. He currently works at the Regional Contracting Office in Seckerheim, Germany.

  • Army to close its National Capital Region contracting center

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army will close its National Capital Region contracting center next year, the Army announced Nov. 16, 2012.

  • SDDC AQ employee earns 'Outstanding Performer' award

    Nov 15, 2012

    Carol Sinnard, a contract specialist assigned to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Acquisition Center, was recently named Hq. SDDC Outstanding Performer of the Quarter.

  • MICC member wins $100,000 on scratch-off

    Nov 9, 2012

    For most people, when something flashy catches their eye, it is typically a piece of jewelry or a sports car. For the deputy director at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Polk, La., it was a $5 scratch-off lottery ticket.