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  • Army Contracting Command hits 100 at Redstone

    Dec 8, 2010

    Stephenye Guerrero, budget analyst team lead in the Army Contracting Command's Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters, didn't win a prize or receive a bouquet of flowers being the 100th person, but her Dec. 6 arrival signaled another milestone in the transition of ACC's and ECC's headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • U.S. Army Brass Quintet does gig on Today Show

    Dec 8, 2010

    The U.S. Army Brass Quintet broke the confines of the Washington, DC Beltway and traveled to New York City to perform a series of concerts in honor of Veterans Day.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • Mullen arrives in South Korea to address tensions

    Dec 8, 2010

    U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived here Dec. 8, after crossing the international dateline, to meet with South Korean defense officials and reinforce U.S. commitment to the U.S.-South Korean alliance amid escalating tensions on the peninsula.

  • ACC TODAY WINTER 2011

    Dec 6, 2010

    ACC TODAY Fall Edition 2010 - Find today's top news, breaking news and links to electronic versions of ACC Today.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • VCSA visits Camp Arifjan

    Dec 6, 2010

    Gen. Joseph Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff, was shown retrograded equipment Third Army has processed from Iraq before it is sent to Afghanistan or back the U.S. during a tour of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 2.

  • The AMC patch

    Dec 3, 2010

    The AMC patch represents a workforce of more than 70,000 dedicated military and civilian employees, many with highly developed skills in weapons development, manufacturing and logistics with a global presence in 49 states and 144 countries.

  • BRAC to the Future IV

    Dec 3, 2010

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Leaders, elected officials, business owners and the general public from across the Tennessee Valley gathered at the Von Braun center here Friday to discuss BRAC and its impact to the community.

  • Monmouth employees begin move into their new Maryland facilities

    Dec 3, 2010

    Years turned into months, months turned to weeks, and weeks will soon turn into days for the CECOM Contracting Center employees moving to the Center's new facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground in November. "The new C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) campus gives us the ability to work together toward a common vision," said Christopher J. Newton, CECOM Contracting Center management analyst, Human Capital Group.

  • ACC, ECC employees continue migration to Huntsville

    Dec 3, 2010

    With less than 12 months before the Army Contracting Command officially raises the command colors at its new home at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., ACC employees have begun their southern migration. The first group of ACC employees to report to Redstone Arsenal found themselves in warehouse facilities provided by the RSA Garrison. With the recent arrival of temporary office buildings, ACC personnel are beginning to occupy semi-permanent facilities in their own compound area.

  • Military can manage 'Don't Ask' repeal

    Dec 3, 2010

    The military can deal effectively with allowing openly gay servicemembers in its ranks, leaders of a working group that studied the issue for the Defense Department told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

  • C4ISR Materiel Enterprise reaches out to industry, small business

    Dec 2, 2010

    More than 450 business and economic development representatives from across the country gathered Dec. 1-2 for the annual command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry and Small Business Conference at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • AMC recognizes Small business professionals during conference

    Dec 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The National Defense Industrial Association hosted its 14th annual small business conference and honored the U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs small business office professionals November 17-18 in McLean, Va.

  • Survey sheds light on GI Bill hiccups

    Dec 2, 2010

    A year after Veterans Affairs implemented the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the American Council on Education has released a study showing that most veterans are pleased with the new benefit, but there is room for improvement.

  • Contracting battalion conducts exercise, studies World War II history

    Nov 30, 2010

    The weather was chilly, the leaves were turning as the Soldiers from the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion invaded Adolph Hitler's bunker in true Army fashion during a recent fall collective training exercise.

  • Question and answer period provides insight on contracting with the government

    Nov 29, 2010

    The Army Contracting Command gathered more than 250 years of contracting experience to answer questions from attendees at the National Defense Industrial Association's 14th Annual Small Business Conference Nov. 17 in McLean, Va.

  • Fort seeking next of kin for memorials

    Nov 29, 2010

    As a result of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation, Fort Monmouth is scheduled to close in September 2011. Army regulations require that the fort provide families the opportunity to make decisions regarding the future location of their family members' memorial well in advance of the post's closure.

  • Expedition Contracting Command NCO Spotlight

    Nov 29, 2010

    Staff Sergeant Shantae R. Allen, 412th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas is a native of Hampton, SC. She entered the Army in 2004 at Fort Jackson, S.C. Before her reclassification as a Contingency Contracting Officer, Allen served as a 92F, Petroleum Supply Specialist. Even as a 92F, Allen had distinguished herself

  • Mullen: US drawdown in Afghanistan to begin in July

    Nov 29, 2010

    The United States is "very committed" to begin drawing down its forces in Afghanistan in July, but large numbers will remain, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said on a televised broadcast today.

  • Army leaders encourage small business to continue pursuing government contracts

    Nov 24, 2010

    Army leaders have encouraged small business owners to continue to innovate, lean forward, and work with large businesses to pursue the many contract opportunities available with the Army and federal government.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Hawaii small businesses benefit from contracting forum

    Nov 23, 2010

    Sponsored by the Army's Office of Small Business Programs Expeditionary Contracting Command, the Hawaii Army Industry Day hosted company representatives from across the state ranging from custom identity apparel distributors, cleaning and equipment suppliers, education product and furnishing suppliers, mechanical, electrical and architectural engineers, industrial compressor and sandblasting equipment suppliers and green energy innovators.

  • Samson joins the Expeditionary Contracting Command family

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command recently welcomed Bryan Samson as its new senior executive service deputy to the commander. In his new position, Samson is responsible for leading the command's staff activities and managing the acquisition program in support of Army and other federal organizations at installations outside the continental United States and expeditionary contracting for Army service component commands and the joint warfighter during military operations.

  • Safety: Don't be 'that guy'

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Everyone has seen "that guy." The one who talks too loudly after drinking one too many beers or spills his drink on the person sitting next to him.

  • Gates sets Nov. 30 for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' report release

    Nov 21, 2010

    The report of a working group he created to research the ramifications for the Defense Department if the law banning gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military is repealed will be released to Congress and the public Nov. 30, Defense Department officials announced here today.

  • Baltimore Mayor welcomes BRAC couple at housewarming

    Nov 18, 2010

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake personally welcomed newcomers to Maryland and the city of Baltimore during a Base Realignment and Closure Housewarming Event sponsored by Live Baltimore Nov. 12 at the home of two of the city's newest residents.

  • Huntsville Shows Its Sunny Patriotic Pride

    Nov 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Laverne Arthur of New Market knew exactly what she was going to do when she awoke on Veterans Day. With children serving in four branches of the military - "Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines" -- and married to a Vietnam era veteran who served as a Ranger with the 82nd Airborne, Arthur was headed with her husband Ron for the Veterans Day parade, ready to cheer on the Soldiers and all the local military, school and community organizations who were participating in the parade.

  • Gen. Dunwoody Presents Purple Heart

    Nov 18, 2010

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command, prepares to present the Purple Heart to Staff Sgt. Victor Smith of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade. Dunwoody, along with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Malcolm O'Neill, visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to present Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians with awards and coins for exemplary service in Afghanistan.

  • Undersecretary outlines cost-saving strategy

    Nov 18, 2010

    Affordability, incentives and productivity growth are the ingredients to get the most out of the next Defense Department budget, a top Pentagon official said today.

  • Web event enables troops to tell their stories to America

    Nov 18, 2010

    veryone's life is a story, and the Defense Department will help 10 servicemembers and an Army spouse tell their stories as part of the TEDxPentagon Web event Nov. 19.

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • Armyhire.com provides window to job opportunities

    Nov 17, 2010

    Many people want a career that has opportunities for growth, responsibility, and a chance to make an impact in the organization. The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Web site, Armyhire.com, is a portal for those interested in starting a career as a contracting specialist with the command. Armyhire.com is the tip of the spear of ACC's recruitment initiatives. The site is written without much of the governmental jargon and terms found on sites with .gov and .mil extensions so that those interested in government jobs, but not familiar with government terminology, can easily comprehend.

  • Contracting support during Eager Light exercise

    Nov 17, 2010

    Contingency contracting support for ongoing exercises requires significant mission analysis and coordination with the supported unit, host nation vendors and, when applicable, the United States Embassy within the host country. In January the 412th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Hood, Texas, in partnership with the 408th CSB, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, tasked the 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., to support the U.S. Army Central Eager Light exercise 10-01.

  • Obama presents Medal of Honor to Soldier at White House

    Nov 16, 2010

    President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Tuesday to the first active-duty servicemember in nearly 40 years -- one who refused to let enemy fighters carry off a fellow wounded Soldier in Afghanistan.

  • 408th CSB supports Pakistan humanitarian assistance relief efforts

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command exercises its expeditionary capabilities in support of humanitarian relief efforts. Recently the command deployed its contracting warriors to support military operations assisting Pakistan since devastating floods there have displaced millions of Pakistanis. The 408th Contracting Support Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, quickly responded to the call for contracting capability and deployed two contracting officers from the ACA-Kuwait office. The 408th CSB provides contracting support in the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Huntsville here we come!

    Nov 15, 2010

    After two decades of maneuvering my way through the Washington, D.C. beltway I decided it was time for a change and that meant switching jobs and locations. Soon I found myself in a new position with the Army Contracting Command and a gateway to southern living. As soon as I accepted the position I began looking forward to the move to Huntsville, Ala. I had been a visitor to the south for years, but never lived there. So, now someone from New England had a real opportunity to experience Southern hospitality first hand.

  • Servicemembers give Afghan children school supplies

    Nov 15, 2010

    Soldiers and sailors from different units on Camp Sabalu-Harrison, Bagram, Afghanistan, gathered by some shipping containers on a Saturday morning to load a truck full of foot lockers and boxes in preparation for their mission on the other side of the base. Today they have one common goal, Operation Pencil, a program that gives school supplies to Afghan children.

  • Gates orders probe into 'Don't Ask' review leak

    Nov 15, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has condemned the unauthorized release of draft findings of a working group studying the impact of a potential repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, and he has ordered an investigation into the source, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

  • First Lady Visits Staff, Patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Nov 15, 2010

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited Wounded Warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on Veterans Days as part of her overseas visit

  • Vice president pays tribute to veterans

    Nov 12, 2010

    Vice President Joe Biden gaves tribute to veterans Nov. 11 at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater and also placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

  • Army recognizes the Top 10 Greatest Inventions of 2009

    Nov 12, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army's Top 10 Greatest Inventions award winners will be formally recognized in a ceremony Nov. 29 during the 27th Army Science Conference in Orlando, Fla.

  • Helping hands assist in housing project

    Nov 5, 2010

    Members of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, voluntarily deployed to a neighborhood in southwest San Antonio to support a local humanitarian assistance project. The 12 Soldiers and civilians met in the Palo Alto area in support of a Habitat for Humanity project, lending a helping hand in constructing affordable housing for a deserving family. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization working in partnership with volunteers to build simple, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, for people in need. By the end of 2009, HFHSA built houses for 628 families in need.

  • Obama: Congress, not courts, should resolve 'Don't Ask' law

    Nov 5, 2010

    President Barack Obama said today he hopes the current Congress will resolve the uncertainty about whether gay men and lesbians can serve openly in the military.

  • AMC headquarters completes staff redesign

    Nov 4, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The redesign of two Army Materiel Command headquarters staff sections reached full operational capability Oct. 1.

  • Online registration now open: CECOM APBI and Small Business Conference

    Nov 4, 2010

  • Strategic initiatives outline command's pathway forward

    Nov 3, 2010

    Major objectives, missions, and lines of operation sound like something from a classic espionage movie. In reality, they are documents used as part of the Army Contracting Command's strategic planning process. These documents provide strategic guidance for our leaders as they ensure the organization's ability to provide sustainable contracting services for our Warfighter community in the execution our global mission in the 21st century. One of the outputs of the strategic planning process is the strategic initiatives.

  • Remarks - Under Secretary of the Army - Army Civilian Luncheon - AUSA Convention

    Nov 2, 2010

    Now I want to begin by quoting from the Secretary of the Army, and it's a speech I'm sure all of you heard on Monday. I think he gave a great speech, focusing a lot on the Generating Force. And he said, "Over the course of the past nine years, the operational Army - the pointy end of the spear - has changed dramatically. The need for that change has been driven by a fundamental imperative: daily contact with a decentralized, adaptive, creative and deadly enemy. But the institutional Army - the generating force - which prepares, trains, educates and supports our forces for current and future fights, looks much the same, structurally, as it did since the early to mid-70s."

  • November message from Director of Army Safety

    Nov 2, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, Director of Army Safety, provides safety information for November and urges extra vigilance for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

  • Warrior Care Month

    Nov 1, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Warrior Care Month - initiated in 2008 - is a month long program to highlight the many ways the Army is and will continue to make available meaningful programs for the care and well-being of wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers and their families and caregivers. At installations throughout the Army, celebrations of families, information sharing about what the Army can do for these families, and what the Army has planned for the future will be told in a wide-variety of ways. Warrior Transition Unit leaders and Army Wounded Warrior Program advocates will be spreading across their installations, and to the communities within which Soldiers and their families live to let everyone know how committed the Army is to making life as comfortable as possible.

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

    Since the Fort Hood shooting, the Army has revised AR 381-12, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, to include identifying insider threat behaviors that indicate a person may be engaged in espoinage or international terrorism and how to report such activity to the Army.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command NCO Spotlight

    Oct 26, 2010

    Staff Sgt. (P) Marquiesha R. McKenzie, 629th Contingency Contracting Team, Republic of South Korea, is the noncommissioned officer in charge of a 15-person detachment that provides proactive cradle to grave contracting support for Osan Air Force Base. McKenzie is dedicated to supporting the most demanding customers in Korea, the 7th U.S. Air Force and its 51st Fighter Wing. McKenzie readily volunteers to ensure the mission is met on time to meet the critical needs of the Osan military and civilian community.

  • Army Contracting Command conducting business at 2010 AUSA annual meeting

    Oct 26, 2010

    Members of the U.S. Army Contracting Command staffed the Army Materiel Command's "Doing Business with AMC" desk during the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., Oct. 25-27. They provided members of the business community details on how best to enter into contracts with the Army, and discussed the contracting career field with potential employees.

  • ACC Soldiers and civilian honored at the tenth U.S. Army Acquisition Corps awards ceremony

    Oct 25, 2010

    Two Army Contracting Command Soldiers and one civilian were honored at the tenth U.S. Army Acquisition Corps Annual Awards Ceremony held Oct. 24, in Alexandria, Va. The awards ceremony pays tribute to uniformed and civilian professionals who work behind the scenes to provide combatant commanders and their Soldiers the weapons and equipment they need to execute decisive, full-spectrum operations in support of overseas contingency operations.

  • All-Army runners take top trophy from Brazilians at Ten-Miler

    Oct 25, 2010

    Runners from the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program triumphantly took the team trophy from the Brazilian Army Sunday at this year's Army Ten-Miler.

  • Contracting warriors sharpen their military skills

    Oct 22, 2010

    It was anything but fun and games as members of the Expeditionary Contracting Command Headquarters conducted warrior task training recently at Fort Belvoir, Va. "Training is one of the most important aspects of Soldiering," said Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, ECC commander, who participated in the day long training session. "In order to execute a mission, a Soldier has to be competent in their actions. That's what training is all about. Instilling the knowledge and confidence in one's ability to get the job done."

  • CECOM officially joins the APG community

    Oct 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command unfurled its color Oct. 22 at a ceremony marking the official arrival of CECOM to Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • SecDef changes discharge authority for 'Don't Ask' law

    Oct 22, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has directed that any discharges under the law be made by the service secretaries in consultation with the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness and the defense general counsel.

  • Contracting teams give helping hand to Kosovo school

    Oct 21, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Members of the 1902nd Contingency Contracting Team used the A-B-Cs of contracting as part of a humanitarian project enabling more than 1,400 students in Zhur, Kosovo, to enjoy simple comforts in their school for the first time in many years. The school recently underwent major repairs with the assistance of Army Kosovo

  • Taliban leader killed during Pech River Valley operation

    Oct 21, 2010

    Coalition forces learned that Gul Nabi, a mid-level Taliban commander was killed in an engagement with the combined security forces Oct. 17.

  • The Army Exhibit at the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting

    Oct 20, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Exhibit at Booth 1775 is the premier U.S. Army display at the 2010 AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, held Oct. 25-27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. Soldiers are the centerpiece of the exhibit's dynamic multimedia experience. Diverse presentations at this professional development venue help broaden understanding and build trust in why America's Army is the strength of the nation.

  • Army names new superintendent for Arlington National Cemetery

    Oct 20, 2010

    The secretary of the Army announced Oct. 19 appointment of Patrick K. Hallinan as the new superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Electronic options move the vote

    Oct 20, 2010

    Voting for military members, their families and overseas citizens is easier now than ever before. More than half the States post absentee ballots online for military and overseas voters.

  • 2010 AUSA Meeting & Expo information

    Oct 20, 2010

    The annual Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Conference begins on Monday, Oct. 25th. Live web video streaming will be offered for selected panels and forums, available on Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS).

  • Ruling allows openly gay men, women to sign up

    Oct 20, 2010

    Openly gay men and lesbian women now can apply to join the military, Defense Department officials say.

  • White House Science Fair brings presidential recognition to students

    Oct 20, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with America's top youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education Monday at the White House.

  • Contracting warriors sharpen their military skills

    Oct 18, 2010

    It was anything but fun and games as members of the Expeditionary Contracting Command Headquarters conducted warrior task training recently at Fort Belvoir, Va. "Training is one of the most important aspects of Soldiering," said Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, ECC commander, who participated in the day long training session. "In order to execute a mission, a Soldier has to be competent in their actions. That's what training is all about. Instilling the knowledge and confidence in one's ability to get the job done."

  • Cybersecurity: Every user can be a first line of defense online

    Oct 18, 2010

    October is National Cyber Awareness Month. Cyberspace is an important domain and is vital to our way of life.

  • Army fields 250,000 DAGR

    Oct 15, 2010

    A system that provides a pivotal situational awareness tool to Soldiers in virtually every mission they are involved in was recognized for achieving a significant milestone in Fielding and Training during a ceremony hosted by the Product Director Global Positioning System (GPS) at the Top of the Bay Club last month.

  • Military earns White House, Energy Department awards

    Oct 13, 2010

    Defense Department efforts to save energy and help the environment at installations around the world are receiving notice from the White House and the Energy Department.

  • DOL transfers operational control to Army Materiel Command

    Oct 12, 2010

    Implementation of the Army's materiel enterprise was represented in a transfer of operational control ceremony held Oct. 8 at a Fort Hood Directorate of Logistics warehouse. The Army Sustainment Command's "Mighty" 407th AFSB now facilitates operational control of the DOL at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • General calls for better suicide prevention efforts

    Oct 12, 2010

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 8, 2010 - The military must address the stress wearing down the force and work to end the stigma surrounding mental health care to combat rising suicide rates, the chair of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Prevention of Suicide said today.

  • Last walk at the Tomb of the Unknowns

    Oct 12, 2010

    Sergeant Kyle Obrosky, a Topeka, Kansas native, lays a rose at the Tomb of the Unknowns

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • Medal of Honor recipient enshrined in Hall of Heroes

    Oct 8, 2010

    A day after Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's Family accepted the posthumously-awarded Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, the noncommissioned officer was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, before a standing-room-only audience.

  • ACC, ECC employees continue migration to Huntsville

    Oct 6, 2010

    With less than 12 months before the Army Contracting Command officially raises the command colors at its new home at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala., ACC employees have begun their southern migration. The first group of ACC employees to report to Redstone Arsenal found themselves in warehouse facilities provided by the RSA Garrison. With the recent arrival of temporary office buildings, ACC personnel are beginning to occupy semi-permanent facilities in their own compound area.

  • ACC, ECC employees continue migration to Huntsville

    Oct 6, 2010

  • 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion activates at Fort Sam Houston

    Oct 6, 2010

    A ceremony was held Sept. 16 activating the 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. "The activation of the 916th is the result of the Army's leadership vision to streamline contracting organizations to create more agile and responsive mission-focused units," said Col. William Sanders, commander, 410th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • Commander observes future force test supported by CECOM

    Oct 6, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commander of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, was among senior Army officers who observed part of the Limited User Test of Increment One of the Army's Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team, or E-IBCT, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., last month.

  • Army changes name of system-of-systems integration R&D program

    Oct 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army's system-of-systems-integration, research and development program, C4ISR OTM, is now named C4ISR & Network Modernization. The name change reflects the program's alignment with the Army's Network Modernization strategy. The program explores leap-ahead capabilities that can augment and enhance the foundation of network modernization while identifying technology acceleration opportunities into the current force.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command NCO Spotlight

    Oct 4, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Bell, 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, entered the Army in 1991 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Prior to reclassifying as a contingency contracting officer, Bell served as an automated logistics specialist. "As a 92A, I prided myself in being proficient in every area of my field," said the Newport News, Va., native. "After speaking to several Contingency Contracting Officers and realizing the proficiency needed to write contracts, I decided to reclassify to 51C with hopes of building a similar reputation in my new career field."

  • Value of contracting specialist goes beyond developing contracts

    Oct 4, 2010

    The value of government contracting specialists extends well beyond their expertise in developing contracts that are fair to both the government and the supplier. They are also the watchdogs for contracts in place and are entrusted with ensuring the performance of the contract is ethical and legal. Each year, government contracting specialists, Soldiers and civilians identify unlawful practices that save the government millions of dollars.

  • Europe travel alert

    Oct 4, 2010

    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qa'ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions.

  • National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 4, 2010

    <b>What is it'</b> October is National Depression Awareness Month for the Army. On Oct. 7, 2010, organizations and communities across the U.S., will observe 'National Depression Screening Day' to bring national attention to depression; and educate people about its various signs and symptoms and the availability of free anonymous behavioral health screenings. The Army theme is "Depression is Treatable-Get Screened-Seek Care."

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • GCV must be safe, affordable, full-spectrum capable

    Oct 3, 2010

    The Army's next combat vehicle must perform through the full spectrum of Army operations, be designed to protect itself and the Soldier, and be built with a budget in mind.

  • Contracting team helped to make Jackal Stone 10 a success

    Sep 29, 2010

    For the more than 1,100 participants attending the Jackal Stone 10 exercise, the first day rigors of deployment were significantly reduced. Upon arrival, coalition members were quickly in-processed, bussed to their barracks and treated to a hot meal at the dining facility. Later that night, they were able to clean up in one of the many portable showers and crawl into a bed complete with blankets and linen placed neatly on top. All of this was made possible by four U.S. Army Soldiers who worked aggressively behind the scenes, without fanfare or hope of recognition - they were just doing their job. Making it their personal goal to ensure delivery of the basic necessities military personnel often take for granted, Maj. Jeyanthan Jeyasingam, Sgt. 1st Class Jerry L. Dysick and Staff Sgt. Derrick L. Reynolds from the 643rd Contingency Contracting Team out of Grafenwoehr, Germany and Staff Sgt. Carlet A. Clark, of the 411th Contracting Support Brigade out of Camp Humphreys, Korea, dealt directly with Polish and Lithuanian vendors to make sure the exercise ran smoothly.

  • SMA talks NCO promotions, striving for excellence

    Sep 29, 2010

  • 2010 Army Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Sep 28, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's annual Fall/Winter Safety Campaign promotes individual responsibility and engagement on all fronts-between leaders, Soldiers, families and peers-to help prevent off-duty fatalities during the fall and winter seasons.

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Sep 28, 2010

    Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but Installation Management Command safety officials, from headquarters to garrison level, say such concerns remain a constant priority.

  • Contracting officer gains valuable experience during Iraq duty

    Sep 28, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Working with civilians all day can detrimentally affect a Soldier's edge. At least that's how one contracting officer felt before volunteering for a six-month tour of duty to Iraq.

  • Army's senior enlisted Soldier visits COB Speicher

    Sep 28, 2010

  • Human Terrain Teams: Mapping a course for a peaceful, prosperous Iraq

    Sep 24, 2010

    THE role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continued to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn in September, and the majority of efforts now focus on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi security forces.

  • Senior leaders participate in Williamsburg staff ride

    Sep 24, 2010

    Approximately 25 senior leaders from the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contract Command participated in a staff ride to Williamsburg, VA, Sept. 9-10. Jeff Parsons, Army Contracting Command, executive director, and Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, Expeditionary Contracting Command, commanding general, led the team building visit to the Revolutionary War battlefield of Yorktown, Va., and the colonial town of Williamsburg.

  • Building relationships through my job

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Sec Army Civilian Aides visit Rock Island Arsenal

    Sep 22, 2010

    Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army from Iowa and Illinois visited Rock Island Arsenal Sept. 22.

  • AMC commander tours emerging high-tech campus

    Sep 22, 2010

    General Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), and AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger toured the emerging Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Center of Excellence campus. The tour was hosted by Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commanding general of the U. S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and other senior CECOM leaders.

  • Army's Big Move: R2TF Critical Link in Iraq Drawdown Management

    Sep 21, 2010

    Anyone who has ever moved knows how household items can disappear in the whirlwind of packing and unpacking boxes. Not to mention the chaos that can cause packed things to be misplaced, only to be rediscovered months later. Comparing the hassle of a personal move to the drawdown of equipment from Iraq highlights the size of the task facing the Army. Of course, the drawdown involves walk-in metal containers and tanks instead of cardboard boxes and the family car.

  • U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers train during mass casualty scenario

    Sep 19, 2010

    Leaders evaluated the 10th Iraqi Army on a mass casualty scenario to see what they had learned after three months of Iraqi Army led medical training, advised by the 64th BSB.

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