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  • Back in fight: Contracting officer returns to help Soldiers

    Jul 17, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A trip to today's military hospitals reveals American warriors afflicted with many different ailments, including battle injuries, missing limbs and severe scars. Time and medical care eventually heals all physical wounds, but some wounds leave no physical scars.

  • AMC Best Warrior Competition continues with STX lane events

    Jul 17, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Jay Denton, Army Sustainment Command, engages an obstacle during day two of the STX (Situated Training Exercise) lane events in the Army Materiel Command's Best Warrior Competition July 17 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. The top noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from AMC are gathered here for the three-day event to select the command's top NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • MICC chief of staff to retire after 36 years

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's chief of staff prepares to retire in August after 36 years of service, the significant contributions he's made to the Army and the contracting community will long impact Soldiers serving today and in the future. But few people know that his budding career in contracting came long before his accession into the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995.

  • ACC-RI leaders meet with Ms. Heidi Shyu

    Jul 13, 2012

  • 412th CSB welcomes new commander

    Jul 13, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 412th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony here July 10.

  • RIA celebrates 150th anniversary with Quad Cities' residents

    Jul 11, 2012

    Despite a heat index rising to 110-plus degrees, Quad Cities residents came out and celebrated the 150th anniversary of Rock Island Arsenal. Activities officially kicked off at 10 a.m. with a parade that made its way down the island's main street, Rodman Avenue. Then, the U.S. Army's Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, descended upon RIA's Memorial Field, displaying their pinpoint landing skills.

  • Weaving a Webb of success

    Jul 11, 2012

    Corey Webb, government property administrator and plant clearance officer, Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Anniston, Ala., said his goodbyes to co-workers in Alabama and at Army Contracting Command Rock Island, Ill., June 28 prior to moving to a new position with the Department of Veteran Affairs.

  • DASA(P) presents awards at ACC-RI

    Jul 11, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Kim Denver, deputy assistant secretary of the Army (procurement) visited ACC-RI and took the time to present the 2011 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting during a town hall June 21.

  • ACC's new G3 among leadership changes

    Jul 11, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command's new deputy chief of staff, G3 Mission Operations, is a new face among several leadership changes across the command.

  • Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Jul 10, 2012

    Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island, Ill., which is the only vertically integrated metal manufacturer in Department of Defense.

  • Spotlight on...Todd Bales

    Jul 6, 2012

    Todd S. Bales is a contract specialist with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif.

  • Zybura assumes command at first 413th Contracting Support Brigade

    Jul 2, 2012

    Hawaiian tradewinds blew favorably across the deck of the USS Missouri here June 28 as Col. Michael D. Hoskin relinquished command to Col. Martin A. Zybura at the first change of command ceremony for the 413th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • Presidential Rank Awards presented to four AMC professionals

    Jun 28, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- June 28, 2012 -- Under Secretary of the Army the Honorable Joseph Westphal presents the 2011 Presidential Rank Awards to four Army Materiel Command professionals during an official ceremony at the Pentagon, Thursday.

  • Systems analyst rocking his way through life

    Jun 27, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Monday through Friday, Anthony P. Rosata is a cool-headed, polite, hardworking and funny Army Contracting Command-Rock Island systems analyst. But ask the crowd at one of his band's shows about his persona and you'd get a whole different list of descriptors: heavy, loud and brutal, for instance.

  • Spotlight on...Manuel Medeiros

    Jun 27, 2012

    Manuel R. Medeiros is currently assigned to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Drum, N.Y., and is slated to deploy to Afghanistan to serve with the Defense Contract Management Agency.

  • Fox remains cool under pressure of high level, short notice presentation

    Jun 25, 2012

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC. - When the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy needed information on innovative approaches for funding research partnerships it turned to Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. ACC-APG turned to Patricia J. Fox.

  • More traveling in store for Moore

    Jun 25, 2012

    Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. -- Many people shy away from two-and-a-half month deployments to Kuwait and Qatar but for Gregory Moore it's another opportunity to learn more about the region and share his knowledge with the locals.

  • Mapping out careers

    Jun 25, 2012

    ABEREDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Contracting Command's Civilian Workforce Workgroup has established a comprehensive career roadmap for contracting professionals to help individuals achieve their career goals.

  • Contracting officials pulling double duty

    Jun 25, 2012

    By ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The idea of doubling an investment sounds very appealing and four contracting specialists at the Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., accomplish this as government civilians and as Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Expeditionary contracting starts here

    Jun 25, 2012

    More than just the standard books and lectures associated with classes, the Mission Readiness Airman Contracting Apprentice Course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, provides a training environment similar to the realities its students will encounter in the field.

  • Program integrator provides embedded contracting expertise to PEO-Soldier

    Jun 25, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Essential to the Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, customer relations is a high prirority.

  • ACC gathers expertise, efforts to solve business problems in four complex areas of contracting

    Jun 25, 2012

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command has established communities of practice to help its business processes and practices look and behave more alike than differently in critical, complex areas of interest across the enterprise.

  • Increase in oversight and reporting capabilities found in virtual suite of tools

    Jun 25, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.- Military contracting professionals within the Army Contracting Command are closer to having the means to provide a higher level of reporting and oversight capability with the fielding of its virtual contracting enterprise suite of tools and software.

  • Room in the Army Acquisition Corps for reclassifying NCOs

    Jun 25, 2012

    As the Army reduces in size, reclassification into the acquisition corps may be an option for qualified Soldiers to stay in the Army.

  • A Mother's Day family reunion in Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    This year Claire Jones didn't receive flower's for Mother's Day. Instead, she received a bouquet of love at an unexpected family reunion.

  • ACC Today Summer 2012

    Jun 20, 2012

    The latest edition of the award-winning ACC TODAY magazine is available online.

  • Armed Forces Celebration Week Oath of Enlistment

    Jun 19, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, commanding general, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, administered the oath to enlistment to approximately 50 Soldiers during Armed Forces Week prior to the start of the U.S. Army Soldier Show June 13 in Huntsville High School auditorium.

  • Spotlight on...Maj. Marian Feist

    Jun 15, 2012

    Maj. Marian W. Feist is assigned to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's 721st Contingency Contracting Team at Rock Island, Ill.

  • Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

    Jun 14, 2012

    For the first time, the Army will automatically execute pay actions in response to approved personnel information changes, such as a change in grade or dependents via future system.

  • Scheil captures 2012 ACC NCO of the Year title

    Jun 8, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - After three days of intense competition, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Scheil, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, was named the 2012 U.S. Army Contracting Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year during a ceremony here June 8.

  • Contracting command's NCO of the Year competition underway

    Jun 6, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- The challenge has begun for six noncommissioned officers who will give it their all in this year's Army Contracting Command NCO of the Year competition here June 6-8.

  • Spotlight on...Michelle Kelley

    Jun 6, 2012

    Michelle Kelley is assigned to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command - Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Program improves contract administration

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here continue to implement phases of its Quality Assurance Program aimed at improving contract administration and oversight to help ensure Army organizations are getting what they pay for.

  • Army's 'face to the world' relies on relationships

    May 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, or USASAC, is known as "The Army's Face to the World" because its engagements with 145 countries throughout the world are many times the first or most consistent relationships they will have with the Army.

  • GFEBS set to streamline, standardize Army financial system

    May 30, 2012

    Lower your shields and prepare to be assimilated - resistance is futile! Star Trek fans are familiar with this command from the Borg, but now there's a new kind of Borg ready to establish a collective hive, the General Fund Enterprise Business System, or commonly referred to as GFEBS.

  • Spotlight on...Christopher Lindberg

    May 30, 2012

    Learn more about Christopher Lindberg, the Expeditionary Contracting Command director of Intelligence and Security at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Contracting command 'indescribable honor'

    May 24, 2012

    ACC welcomes first commanding general

  • Changes coming for the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

    May 24, 2012

    Expansion of the Army's Regular Army Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program

  • ACC-APG forges new ties with AbilityOne

    May 24, 2012

    Representatives from the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., took part in a kick-off ceremony in upstate New York for an AbilityOne contract.

  • Spotlight on...Susan Beury

    May 24, 2012

    Q & A with Susan Beury, Contract Specialist, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • National Safety Month--public service announcement video

    May 22, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and here's a tool to support your safety program and get the message out. It features Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. Professionally produced by USACR/Safety Center video producers, it's a :30 WMV format. Thanks for all you do. Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • ACC welcomes its first commanding general

    May 17, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., May 17 --Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols became the first commanding general of the U. S. Army Contracting Command today during an assumption of command ceremony here.

  • Welcome Message to the Workforce

    May 17, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols' welcome message to the Army Contracting workforce.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    May 16, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command recognized outstanding individual and team performance at its third annual contracting awards ceremony here May 16.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new commander

    May 15, 2012

    KAISERNSLAUTERN, Germany --The 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed Col. William Bailey as its new commander during a change of command ceremony on the Panzer Kaserne parade field here May 10.

  • Media Advisory: ACC to hold change of responsibility ceremony at Redstone

    May 15, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Material Command commanding general, will officiate at an Army Contracting Command assumption of command ceremony here Thursday, May 17.

  • ECC commanding general visits 409th CSB

    May 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command's Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, commander, visited the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Kaiserslautern, Germany, May 6-10 to meet the workforce and gather information about the organization.

  • Army seeks nominations for annual greatest inventions awards

    May 11, 2012

    Nominations are being accepted until July 6 for inventions initiated by Soldiers and by the Army Science and Technology community for recognition in the Army Greatest Inventions program.

  • MICC hosts small business, industry events

    May 9, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here are hosting free small business and industry outreach events the first week of June at Fort Sam Houston's Blesse Auditorium to provide information on contracting opportunities with the Army

  • 903rd CCBN Family Readiness Group leaders receive Presidents Volunteer Service Awards

    May 9, 2012

    Kaiserslautern, Germany. -- Family Readiness Group leaders from the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion here were honored April 20 for their volunteer service.

  • Spotlight on...Mike Holcomb

    May 9, 2012

    Commandant here to serve

  • Nichols to assume command of ACC

    May 9, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols will become the U.S. Army Contracting Command's first commanding general at a 10 a.m., assumption of command ceremony, May 17, at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Bragg initiative seeks to recruit much needed 51C Soldiers, officers

    May 9, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- As the U.S. Army reduces in size, reclassification into the acquisition corps may be an option for qualified Soldiers who want to stay in the Army.

  • Army Materiel Command brings 'last MRAP' to port

    May 7, 2012

    The last U.S. Army mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to depart from Iraq arrived at the Port of Beaumont, Texas, May 6, 2012, on its way to the 1st Cavalry Brigade Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas, for preservation and display.

  • Spotlight on...Michelle Brown-Earlywine

    May 3, 2012

    Learn more about Michelle Brown-Earlywine, defense travel administrator and headquarters' super-user for the Automated Time Attendance and Production System.

  • Message to the Workforce: Ethics

    May 3, 2012

    BG Harrison discusses the importance of ethics among the ECC workforce.

  • New contract ensures continued innovation

    May 2, 2012

    Prototype Integration Facility extends support to Soldiers

  • USO honors Dunwoody as Woman of the Year

    May 2, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command, was honored by the USO during a luncheon in New York City, May 1, 2012.

  • BG Ted Harrison's welcome message to the ECC workforce

    May 2, 2012

    BG Ted Harrison's welcome message to the ECC workforce

  • Knowledge building

    Apr 27, 2012

    Lessons learned from a contracting intern's developmental assignment to Kuwait and Italy.

  • Senior Enterprise Talent Management program opens for Army civilians

    Apr 27, 2012

    Army civilians in the grades of GS-14/15 and equivalent employees, may now begin the self-nomination process for entry into the Army's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program.

  • What the customer sees

    Apr 27, 2012

    A capabilities approach to establishing a continency contracting office.

  • ACC gives children first-hand look at contracting mission

    Apr 26, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Nearly 50 children joined their parents during the Army Contracting Command's Bring Your Child to Work Day to learn what ACC employees do on a daily basis.

  • Spotlight on...Alice Williams

    Apr 25, 2012

    Alabama A&M recognizes ACC employee

  • Command changes hands during U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command ceremony

    Apr 20, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Theodore Harrison accepted the reigns of the U.S. Army's Expeditionary Contracting Command in a change of command ceremony today at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Mental and physical pain not enough to stop the marathon man

    Apr 19, 2012

    One of more than 266,600 participants in this year's Boston Marathon, Col. Jeff Gabbert maintained one simple thought throughout the 26.2-mile trek through the historic Massachusetts city - finish the race.

  • ACC online

    Apr 19, 2012

    Did you know the U.S. Army Contracting Command is on many of your favorite websites? Watch our short video to learn more.

  • Soldiers compete, rally for NCO of the Year honors

    Apr 18, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Staff Sgt. Booker Jordan battled it out with other noncommissioned officers and was selected the 409th Contracting Support Brigade's NCO of the Year during an intense three-day competition here March 28-30.

  • Spotlight on...Ruby L. Mixon

    Apr 18, 2012

    Learn more about Ruby Mixon, chief of the ACC-APG Policy Support Branch who enjoys traveling and attending Broadway plays.

  • ECC to hold change of command ceremony at Redstone

    Apr 18, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dr. Carol E. Lowman, executive director, U.S. Army Contracting Command, will host a Change of Command ceremony for the U. S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10 a.m.

  • Acquisition workforce deemed vital to controlling costs

    Apr 16, 2012

    Despite a climate of tighter scrutiny of defense spending, the expansion of the acquisition workforce will continue to be an ongoing goal, a top Army acquisition executive said March 22.

  • Spotlight on...Deborah Van Heest

    Apr 12, 2012

    Learn more about Deborah Van Heest, ACC executive assistant and author.

  • Secretary of the Army announces program to aid civilian employees

    Apr 6, 2012

    New directive encourages greater Army civilian professional development

  • MICC welcomes new leader

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Command of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command changed hands during a ceremony here March 28 attended by Fort Sam Houston leaders, local civic dignitaries and members of the command.

  • Commanders, directors meet to review ACC programs, priorities and initiatives

    Apr 4, 2012

    Senior leaders from Army Contracting Command, major ACC contracting centers, the Expeditionary Contracting Command and the Mission and Installation Contracting Command met at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 27 to review selected command programs, priorities and initiatives.

  • Spotlight on...Roderick Redman

    Apr 4, 2012

    Learn more about Roderick W. Redman, Contract Cost/Price Analyst at ACC-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Army drawdown forces tightening of retention standards

    Apr 4, 2012

    Army officials have announced the tightening of recruitment and reenlistment standards to reduce end strength and reshape the force to meet future requirements.

  • Tool ensures contracting dollars efficiently spent

    Apr 3, 2012

    The Senate wanted to hear how the Army maintains oversight over contractors vs. DOD civilian employees and an Army senior leader explained a tool that was developed seven years ago to monitor the contract workforce.

  • Renovated Long Barracks new home to MICC

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials here marked their move to the historic Long Barracks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today attracting more than 250 distinguished military visitors, local civic leaders and guests.

  • Spotlight on...Master Sgt. Julie Saorrono

    Mar 28, 2012

    A native of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, Master Sgt. Julie A. Saorrono was recently recognized for her contributions in support of the Army Contracting Command's premiere pre-deployment exercise, Joint Dawn 2012, held at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 19 until Feb. 3.

  • Impact felt after six months at the headquarters

    Mar 28, 2012

    After almost six months as the Army Contracting Command's Deputy to the Executive Director, Harry Hallock sees thing from a brand new perspective.

  • Providing contracting services for presidential event

    Mar 23, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - For the military, contingency contracting tends to reference combat operations or natural disasters, but in reality, they can occur anytime, anywhere and sometimes for positive reasons such as preparing for a visit from the president of the United States.

  • Harvard graduate answers his call to duty

    Mar 23, 2012

    After rubbing elbows with elite educators at the world-famous Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., and graduating cum laude, Mark Rinaldi did what only the brightest, highly sought-after college student would do. He started working for the Army Contracting Command--Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., in its Massachusetts office.

  • Deployed civilian enjoys working next to Soldiers

    Mar 23, 2012

    "It's the most wonderful job in the world," Kathie Potter said, about her duties with the Army Contracting Command's Deployable Cadre Program.

  • Unique relationship forges a bond between contracting organizations

    Mar 23, 2012

    The relationship between the U.S. Army Contracting Command and the Military Surface, Deployment and Distribution Command's Acquisition directorate may be unique, but senior officials from both agencies agree they share a common goal, supporting the joint war fighter.

  • Landry volunteers his services to Tennessee in 2013

    Mar 23, 2012

    MADISON, Ala. - Travon Landry doesn't consider himself to be a bluegrass music fan. He's into rap and hip-hop. But he's got a lot of the bluegrass standard, "Rocky Top," in his future.

  • Early delivery creates a happy ending for the Scotts

    Mar 23, 2012

    Little miracles happen every day. Just ask Charles and Shellie Scott about Jordan Grace Scott. Born 16-weeks premature, Jordan entered the world much sooner than expected.

  • 410th provides a helping hand

    Mar 23, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Volunteers from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, demonstrated their commitment to service by serving meals to almost 250 homeless men, women and children at the Haven for Hope transformation center here Feb. 11.

  • ACC-KU holds vendor conference

    Mar 21, 2012

    KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait -- Army Contracting Command-Kuwait and the 408th Contracting Support Brigade hosted the 2012 Kuwait Vendor Conference at the Kuwait Hilton Resort here, March 11.

  • ACC-RI hosts Dr. Lowman

    Mar 21, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Army Contracting Command Executive Director Carol Lowman and Command Sgt. Maj. John Murray visited ACC-Rock Island March 15 to meet with ACC-RI leaders on a variety of topics, tour the facilities and host a town hall with approximately 500 attendees.

  • Women's group recognizes ECC Soldier for meritorious service

    Mar 21, 2012

    Lt. Col. Martha K. Brooks is this year's recipient of the North Alabama Chapter of Federally Employed Women's Military Meritorious Service Award.

  • Spotlight on...Maj. Donald Leath

    Mar 21, 2012

    Learn more about Maj. Donald Leath, a reservist with the 915th Contingency Contracting Support Battalion, Baltimore, Md., and a branch chief with the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region, Alexandria, Va.

  • ACC Today Winter 2012

    Mar 21, 2012

    The latest issue of ACC Today is now available online. View in pdf or flip versions.

  • Qualitative Service Program to help shape force during drawdown

    Mar 19, 2012

    The Army will begin to shape the force by implementing the Qualitative Service Program, beginning with a centralized selection board that will convene after April 1, 2012.

  • ACC announces 2012 NCOY competition

    Mar 15, 2012

    Army Contracting Command will select its Noncommissioned Officer of the year during three days of competition, May 21-23, at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • Spotlight on...Master Sgt. Cynthia Perryman

    Mar 15, 2012

    This week's employee spotlight features Master Sgt. Cynthia Perryman from the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • ACC trio wins 2010 Louis Dellamonica awards

    Mar 15, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three Army Contracting Command employees have won Army Materiel Command's 2010 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Personnel.

  • Program offers acquisition career roadmap

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials here have developed an Acquisition Workforce Civilian Leadership Development Program offering contracting professionals a structured, detailed roadmap for career management.

  • NCMA Lunch and Learn at ACC-RI

    Mar 9, 2012

    Approximately 50 U.S. Army Contracting Command - Rock Island employees attended a Lunch and Learn event March 7.

  • Contractors now process through Indiana's Camp Atterbury under ASC auspices

    Mar 8, 2012

    A March 1 ribbon-cutting ceremony 1 symbolically marked the point that all deploying and redeploying contractors will be processed through Camp Atterbury, Ind.