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  • AMC top NCO: I wanted to be the best Soldier I could be

    Feb 11, 2011

    Thought by all accounts to be the last draftee on active continuous duty, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger still wears the Soldier's uniform with pride.

  • Meeting with the Army acquisition workforce

    Feb 10, 2011

    The Honorable Frank Kendall, principal deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, met with members of the Army's contracting and acquisition workforces at Fort Belvoir, Va., February 10, to discuss the Department of Defense "Better Buying Initiatives."

  • Combined Endeavor 11 Planning Conference

    Feb 9, 2011

    Maj. Jim Lee, a 409th Contracting Support Brigade training officer stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany, shows Maj. Serik Duimagambetov from Kazakhstan, the benefits and perils of the Meal Ready to Eat in Yerevan, Armenia, at the Combined Endeavor 11 Initial Planning Conference. As the business advisor and planner for Combined Endeavor 11, Lee was recommending the MRE for the exercise as a cost effective solution to using additional contracted dining facilities.

  • Military contracting specialists prepare for future deployments

    Feb 9, 2011

    More than 200 contingency contracting warfighters, coming from as far away as Japan, Alaska and Hawaii, descended onto Fort Campbell, Ky., January 24 through February 4, to participate in the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's Operation Joint Dawn, the largest joint contracting field training exercise of its type.

  • 409th CSB talks mission support at AFRICOM Conference

    Feb 8, 2011

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - At the semi-annual U.S. Africa Command's Contracting Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, representatives from the Kaiserslautern-based 409th Contacting Support Brigade briefed on current events, initiatives and issues relevant to contracting activities in support of AFRICOM.

  • Reading in the classroom

    Feb 8, 2011

    Master Sgt. Michael Bonds, senior enlisted advisor, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion, reads to 3rd graders at Vogelweh Elementary School in Kaiserslautern, Germany as part of a 'Professional Reading in the Classroom' program the 409th Contracting Support Brigade is hosting to encourage it's soldiers and employees to get out and volunteer

  • C4ISR Center of Excellence has emerged at APG

    Feb 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Just five years ago Congress announced its 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Law plans to relocate the Army's command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Materiel Enterprise.

  • Academy commandant to be next SMA

    Feb 6, 2011

    Army senior leadership announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III will serve as the 14th sergeant major of the Army.

  • U.S. Army Celebrates Opening of Army Acquisition Center of Excellence

    Jan 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army marked the opening of the first Army Acquisition Center of Excellence (AACoE) today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). This facility will provide the Army acquisition workforce with vital education and career development opportunities, while consolidating two previously separate training campuses-at the Institute for Advanced Technology at the University of Texas at Austin, and at the Bevill Center at UAHuntsville-to save time, money, and resources.

  • Hutchison selected as executive director of ACC-Rock Island

    Jan 28, 2011

    Michael R. Hutchison has been selected Executive Director of Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI) and promoted to the Senior Executive Service. He has been serving as acting executive director and the ACC-RI's principal assistant responsible for contracting since June 2010.

  • Whistleblower makes the call

    Jan 26, 2011

    Tim Haddix is a whistleblower and doesn't care who knows it. That's because he saves his whistle blowing for the basketball court. When Haddix is not at work, the information technology specialist for Army Contracting Command's Information Management Directorate, is running up and down the basketball court officiating National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I basketball games across the country. He has eight years of experience at the college level.

  • NCO Spotlight - Staff Sgt. Brian s. Baugh

    Jan 26, 2011

    As one of the newest members of the contingency contracting noncommissioned officer corps, Staff Sgt. Brian S. Baugh is making a huge impact during his first contracting assignment as part of the 408th Contracting Support Brigade, Army Contracting Command-Kuwait.

  • AMC Band cuts ribbon on new facility

    Jan 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (January 24, 2011) -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Band cut the ribbon on its new facility here, Monday.

  • Logistics key to Afghan success, DCOM-Regional Support CSM says

    Jan 24, 2011

    At every destination during his battlefield circulation, one functional area threaded all three sites near Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan - logistics. For Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Vincent, this is the key to success for coalition forces in Afghanistan. Not just to meet the 2014 withdrawal date, but to ensure continuous success for decades to come.

  • Army significantly changing contracting policy, APG leader says

    Jan 19, 2011

    EDGEWOOD, Md. -- The U.S. Army is significantly changing the way it does business with defense contractors, a senior Aberdeen Proving Ground leader said Jan. 18. Industry has a vital role in helping the military save money as it faces budget cuts, said Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Army Fraud Unit recovers $1.6 billion

    Jan 19, 2011

    Since 2006, MPFU has conducted investigations resulting in more than 236 indictments and 299 convictions, 266 suspensions of contractors and 126 debarments of contractors.

  • Army Contracting Command renames contracting centers

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the renaming of its major contracting centers to reflect their geographical locations. The centers provide comprehensive acquisition, contracting, business advisory, production support, and depot-level maintenance services in acquiring, fielding, and sustaining Army weapon systems, services and Soldier support.

  • MICC leaders visit JROTC cadets

    Jan 18, 2011

    Junior ROTC cadets at Tom C. Clark High School and John Jay High School recently hosted the Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general where he discussed service to the Nation. Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Leisenring and Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Jackson, MICC command sergeant major, visited the schools and were treated to performances by the cadets' drill and ceremony squads and talked with the students.

  • Gen. Dunwoody awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor

    Jan 17, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody was awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor.

  • 3-star flag raises at AMC forward

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leaders started his first official day of work here Monday.

  • Army civilian gets a kick out of European soccer

    Jan 14, 2011

    Sean De Haas has been kicking up a storm after recently competing with the Ramstein Soccer Team in the Armed Forces Europe soccer tournament in Aviano, Italy. De Haas, a U.S. citizen raised in Kaiserslautern by his Department of Defense teacher parents, attended Ramstein High School in his youth where he excelled at soccer as part of the All-Europe soccer team.

  • Biden promises responsible drawdown in Iraq

    Jan 14, 2011

    After meeting in Iraq today with its new governmental leaders and with U.S. officials, Vice President Joe Biden promised deployed U.S. servicemembers the United States will draw down its forces in a way that preserves their achievements and honors the sacrifices made there.

  • Medal of Honor recipient tours Hollywood

    Jan 13, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and wife Jennifer along with Staff Sgt. Erick and Jacqueline Gallardo toured southern California for five days, meeting the public, community leaders and the media. They also visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, conducted a face-off between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs and met Hollywood celebrities.

  • Contract Management - A Fundamental Component of Any Resource Management Program

    Jan 11, 2011

    A brief discussion of IMCOMs contract management program.

  • The Army Management Staff College Opens its 3rd Annual Excellence in Education Award

    Jan 10, 2011

    Announcement of the Army Management Staff College's 3rd Annual Excellence in Education. this award recognizes Army organizations that have invested in professional development programs for the Army Civilian team members. It also promotes the philosophy that education is a lifelong pursuit and a strategic investment for the Army.

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Contracting specialists train for disasters during contingency contracting exercise

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Shafter, Hawaii - The 413th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Shafter become the first CSB to support a disaster scenario based on real-world events during a recent joint contracting field training exercise. The exercise, Pacific Contingency Contracting Disaster Training, was based on Operation Unified Assistance after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The exercise focused on providing emergency contracting to a joint task force supporting a foreign disaster relief effort.

  • Army green in a sea of contracting blue

    Jan 6, 2011

    The 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion's 682nd and 713th Contingency Contracting Teams in their Army greens invaded the Randolph Air Force Base's (San Antonio, Texas) Camp Talon during a joint contingency contracting exercise. The 916th, 682nd and the 713th are located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, under the Expeditionary Contracting Command's 410th Contracting Support Brigade, also at Fort Sam Houston.

  • Cureton selected as Fort Belvoir NCO of the Quarter

    Jan 6, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Frederic Cureton knew early in life he was meant to serve the nation as a Soldier. His desire was to be one of the best and recent actions are moving him in the right direction. Cureton is a paralegal noncommissioned officer in the Expeditionary Contracting Command's Office of Counsel, Fort Belvoir, Va., and was recently named the Fort Belvoir Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter.

  • The U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    Jan 6, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl kicks off at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. The nation's premier high school all star football game serves as national coming-out party for America's future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Vince Young, and Tim Tebow all made their network television playing debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Southern Soldier reflects on God, family, country

    Jan 5, 2011

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - God. Family. Country. In that order. The only colors are a red and blue American flag draped over a black-inked cross with those three words: God. Family. Country. U.S. Army Pfc. Gregory K. Martin, a fire control direction specialist from Pleasant Grove, Ala., wears this tattoo on his forearm proudly. For him, it's a symbol for the three most important things in his life.

  • Contracting battalion continues operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10.

  • 410th CSB continues contracting operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10. Operation New Horizons is a series of recurring U.S. led humanitarian assistance projects in Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands. This year's projects were in Haiti and picked up where Operation Unified Response left off

  • 410th CSB continues contracting operations in Haiti

    Jan 3, 2011

    When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti in January 2010, the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, deployed teams within 24 hours to support and sustain the Joint Task Force-Haiti mission, Operation Unified Response. As the Operation Unified Response activities came to a close, there was still work to be done rebuilding Haiti. Enter the 677th Contingency Contracting Team and New Horizon-10.

  • Soldiers, Airmen providing contracting expertise at Randolph Air Force Base

    Jan 3, 2011

    RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Contracting and equipping the workers to cut the grass, furnish offices and do housekeeping, among other jobs on base, is the provenance of the 902nd Contracting Squadron.

  • Antiterrorism Theme - Antiterrorism Awareness in Contracting

    Dec 28, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army antiterrorism theme for the second quarter, fiscal year 2011 (2Q/FY11), <i> Antiterrorism Awareness in Contracting </i> focuses on heightened awareness and understanding of the relationships and responsibilities between antiterrorism program requirements and contract management processes. By embedding antiterrorism awareness throughout the contracting process, the Army as a community, is better protected from terrorists.

  • ACC CSM on the ground at Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 21, 2010

    The Army Contracting Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Tony L. Baker is the command's first senior leader to arrive at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Redstone contracting official leads way to better business

    Dec 21, 2010

    On her way into work most mornings, Cathy Dickens likes to spend quiet time thinking about the day ahead. It's a 30-minute drive, giving her plenty of time to contemplate how she hopes the day will go, and what decisions, actions and meetings will be critical to mission success. "I want to make sure we stay true to the mission, true to the organization," Dickens said. "I want to make sure we are allowing decision making that is guided by the right motivations. So, on the way to work I turn off the radio and I say a prayer, and I think about what we want to accomplish, how we will handle things and what we need to do to ensure the right impact."

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • Picatinny Chapter earns Walter R. Graalman Award

    Dec 16, 2010

    The National Contract Management Association Picatinny Chapter recently earned the Walter R. Graalman Award, the highest honor bestowed by the NCMA. The Gold Graalman award is presented to outstanding NCMA chapters for their annual accomplishments in meeting and exceeding the NCMA goals and objectives.

  • Army Contracting Command's new landing page on Facebook

    Dec 16, 2010

  • Command in Afghanistan engages in mentoring to subcontractors

    Dec 14, 2010

    A new contracting initiative by a command in southwest Afghanistan incorporating the use of larger companies mentoring to smaller companies to complete projects shows promise of serving as a model for the rest of Afghanistan. Mentoring to subcontractors is a relatively new way of doing business as it has been too risky and difficult for local, smaller companies to secure a contract with larger companies, said a coalition commander in Afghanistan. The use of local companies, however, helps an area's local economy where construction projects to the support Afghan National Security Forces are taking place.

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    Dec 13, 2010

  • Despite spirit, Army falls short to Navy

    Dec 12, 2010

    The Golden Knights jumped onto the field and Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta helped with the coin toss. The Army chief of staff unveiled commemorative coins depicting Army's history, but the Black Knights fell short to Navy 31-17 Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field.

  • Obama visits US forces in Afghanistan

    Dec 12, 2010

    Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade were on hand as President Obama visited servicememembers stationed at Bagram Airfield

  • Garrison Commander Gives Community High Marks

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Garrison commander Col. John Hamilton understands the significance of discussing Redstone Arsenal growth and transition plans with more than 100 business and community leaders at the annual BRAC to the Future community conference which was held Friday at the Von Braun Center.

  • Earlier separation notices enable flexibility for Monmouth personnel

    Dec 10, 2010

    To enable civilian employees declining a transfer of function from Fort Monmouth to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md., to apply for retirement and severance pay benefits as soon as possible, the projected date for beginning to issue separation notices to those personnel has been moved up from June 15, 2011, to Jan. 18, 2011.

  • 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.

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