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  • Langston: A Life Full of Fun and Adventures

    Dec 4, 2009

    She's cycled across the Mid Atlantic states, New York and Europe; hiked half of the Appalachian Trail, modeled on fashion runways and has looked directly into the eyes of a European criminal. She's Joann Langston, adventurer. Langston, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command deputy director, was born and raised on Staten Island. After high school, her incredible journey at the College of New Rochelle where she received her Bachelor's of Arts. She later attended the University of Maryland, College Park, for graduate school and received her law degree known as a Juris Doctor degree.

  • Mullen outlines main Afghanistan threat

    Dec 4, 2009

    Many of the extra 30,000 U.S. forces deployed to Afghanistan in the coming months will confront continued enemy threats in the country's southern and eastern regions, the U.S. military's senior officer told Capitol Hill legislators.

  • New Army.mil to deliver headlines readers want

    Dec 1, 2009

    Beginning Friday, visitors to Army.mil will experience a new level of Web customization and personalization never seen before on a military Web site.

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • Tanker's wife wins 'Rising Star' singing contest

    Nov 24, 2009

    With her recently redeployed husband among those in the audience for the first time in the week-long competition, Lisa Pratt was named winner of the 2009 Operation Rising Star singing contest Nov. 20, on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • American Legion launches new Web site--new look, content

    Nov 24, 2009

    America's largest veterans service organization has launched a new Web site, bulging with new content and featuring a completely redesigned look. American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill said the new Web site, "is a tremendous addition to our online presence. It's more informative, better-looking, and easier to navigate than our previous site. I encourage Legionnaires to visit www.legion.org and explore the wealth of content in its pages."

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • 3/405th AFSB Supports USAID Resupply Mission

    Nov 23, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) recently completed a resupply operation in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Due to recent disasters in the Pacific Rim, USAID's relief supply inventory in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, needed to be restocked.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command welcomes new commander

    Nov 20, 2009

    In a time honored ceremony, Col (P) Joseph L. Bass accepted command of the Expeditionary Contracting Command from Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols in Fort Belvoir's Specker Field House. . The ECC is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., and is a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. Bass takes command after serving as the Army Contracting Command's Chief of Staff and then as the acting deputy director.

  • Sharing the songs in her heart

    Nov 19, 2009

    Tammy Hughes spent the most of her childhood singing in her hometown, then traveled with a famous oldies band, and now sings the national anthem for numerous ceremonies throughout Fort Belvoir without quitting her day job. A career management specialist for the Army Contracting Command at Fort Belvoir, Va., Hughes grew up in Columbia. S.C., surrounded by a family that loved music. At the age of ten, she joined the local church choir and was a member for years.

  • Decisions will pave path to end war, Obama says

    Nov 19, 2009

    A range of decisions still remain for President Barack Obama and his administration to finalize the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, the president said in Beijing today, but the ultimate goal with this decision is to put us on a path towards ending the war.

  • Female servicemembers to get unique care package

    Nov 18, 2009

    The United Services Organization has sent out a lot of care packages over the years, but they've never put together a "for women only" kit -- until now.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Army developing global network

    Nov 17, 2009

    In the future, Soldier should be able to access the Army's global network anywhere in the world using capabilities similar to a Blackberry or iPhone, said the Army's chief information officer.

  • Belvoir, Prince William County renew Community Covenant in Manassas

    Nov 16, 2009

  • President orders thorough review of events before Fort Hood tragedy

    Nov 16, 2009

    President Barack Obama used his weekly address today to call for a careful and complete review of what happened before the Nov. 5 tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Soldiers face stresses unique to their occupation. Time away from home, deployments and heavy workloads cause Soldiers to feel substantial work-related stress.

  • Smoking increases risk of impotence

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Great American Smokeout Nov. 19 may be for you, if improving health and saving money interests you.

  • AER offers college aid for military children, spouses

    Nov 13, 2009

  • National American Indian Heritage Month brings history, tradition to Fort Sam

    Nov 13, 2009

    The 32nd Medical Brigade, hosted by the 264th Medical Battalion, kicked off Fort Sam Houston's National American Indian Heritage Month celebration with a reception Nov. 5 at the Hacienda Recreation Center followed by a presentation titled "The Meaning of being a Medic in Combat," by Penobscot Elder Charles Shay.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • Leisenring takes charge at Mission and Installation Contracting Command

    Nov 12, 2009

  • TRICARE offers no-cost H1N1 vaccine

    Nov 12, 2009

    Immunizations against the H1N1 virus will soon be available, and people are eager to take precautions.

  • USATCES presents Tactical Explosives Safety Workshop

    Nov 10, 2009

    MCALESTER, Okla.--The United States Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety (USATCES) is dedicated to eliminating ammunition and explosives accidents and chemical agent accidents in every phase of the ammunition life cycle.

  • QASAS INTERN GROUP #101 "EARN THEIR PAY"

    Nov 10, 2009

    MCALESTER, Okla.-- Quality Assurance Specialist, Ammunition Surveillance, (QASAS), is the oldest career program in the Department of Army. QASAS serve as the primary technical experts providing logistics, quality assurance and explosives safety expertise in direct support of Army units throughout the theater.

  • Annual Demil Users Group Focuses on Organic Demil

    Nov 10, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.--The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) hosted the 18th Demilitarization Users Group Meeting (DUGM) on 21-22 Oct. 2009, at the downtown Holiday Inn, Rock Island, Ill.

  • AMC streamlines procurement process, saves millions

    Nov 10, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- A business case designed to overhaul Army Materiel Command's process of procuring industry and military commercial standards, specifications and parts has resulted in a new contract, streamlined process and significant savings to the entire command.

  • Col. (P) Leisenring takes charge at Mission and Installation Contracting Command

    Nov 10, 2009

    A new chapter began for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command as the outgoing Acting Director Dr. Carol Lowman relinquished responsibility to the first commander Col. (Promotable) Stephen B. Leisenring.

  • Congressional staffers visits Army Materiel Command headquarters

    Nov 6, 2009

    Congressional staffers from the Utah delegation visited U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters Nov. 6 as a way to learn more about the command and its mission. The staffers received a tour of AMC's Tech Gallery, which showcases advancements in research and development for today's warfighter, an AMC overview brief, and a briefing and ration sampling from the DoD Combat Feeding Directorate, located in Natick, Mass. The samples included new foods that are expected to be fielded to warfighters in the future. Later, the delegation visited the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Night Vision Labs and the Mine Lanes, located at Fort Belvoir, Va. The staffers were Bill Castle, Military Legislative Assistant and Lt. Col. Lyle Drew, Air Force Military Legislative Fellow, both for Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Clint Satterthwaite, Military Legislative Assistant to Sen. Robert Bennett.

  • Army launches technology blog

    Nov 5, 2009

  • NCO Spotlight - Sgt 1st Class Rodney Smith

    Nov 3, 2009

    Sgt 1st Class Rodney Smith had been working in the supply field for 16 years as a Supply Specialist and felt like it was time for a change. He heard about this new MOS "Acquisition, Logistics and Technology" 51C from a friend and fellow Non Commissioned Officer, Sgt. 1st Class Bonds. Bonds said that contracting presented a unique and challenging environment that would be beneficial to the Army and the NCO Corps now and well into the future

  • TASM-E provides essential movement support to 3rd CAB warfighters

    Nov 2, 2009

    ROTA, Spain - Even before the sun rose over the U.S. naval station in Rota, Spain, personnel from the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe were working on the mammoth task of off-loading a three-story cargo ship filled with critical equipment destined for Afghanistan.

  • Staff ride serves as a bonding and learning experience

    Nov 2, 2009

    Recently in October at Sharpsburg, Md., the Army Contracting Command received the opportunity to stand on hallowed ground where over 150 years ago, more than 24,000 brave Soldiers lost their lives in what is known as the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Antietam. According to Army Contracting Command's Col. Joseph L. Bass, this was an opportunity for co-workers to get together and relax in an informal environment, to enjoy themselves and learn about our United States history in the process.

  • ACC TODAY Video News Report

    Nov 2, 2009

    U.S. Army celebrates the full operational capability of the U.S. Army Contracting Command. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC Commander, and Jeff Parsons, ACC executive director both spoke at Fort Belvoir

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • "Always a Soldier" program gets new manager

    Oct 29, 2009

    Debra Y. Coleman became the new program manager for the "Always a Soldier" program at headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command Oct. 26. Coleman was previously a staff action control officer at AMC.

  • Olympic spirits lives on

    Oct 22, 2009

    Hidden on the last line of what is otherwise an ordinary bio of a not so ordinary person are seven words that often go unnoticed but tell an interesting story. A member of the 1984 Olympics team, Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commander of the Expeditionary Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va., added that trinket of information to her bio recently for a few reasons.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade stays in the fight

    Oct 22, 2009

    CPT Cheryl H. Bordwine knows the power of blood. Five years ago eight strangers saved her life. She will never meet them, but each donated a unit of blood used to save her life in surgery. As the Brigade Surgeon of Division West's 120th Infantry Brigade, one of Fort Hood's newest units, she is in a position to do something about that.

  • Inaugural U.S.-Indo Power & Energy Workshop a Success

    Oct 21, 2009

    Scientists, engineers and professors from the United States and India gathered to solve critical power and energy challenges facing both nations at the first U.S.-Indo Bilateral Power and Energy Workshop in Arlington, Va. Sept. 29 - Oct. 1. The three-day workshop provided a forum to identify collaborative research and development opportunities regarding power sources, power storage, cogeneration, and power management equipment and systems.

  • Army to delink distributed Learning from resident phase in Civilian Education System courses

    Oct 20, 2009

    Employees enrolling in a Civilian Education System course in the 3rd and 4th quarters of FY10 will notice a major change in the application process.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • Army Management Staff College reschedules Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class

    Oct 19, 2009

    The Army Management Staff College has rescheduled an upcoming Continuing Education for Senior Leaders class.

  • Command confronts challenges in filling contracting positions

    Oct 15, 2009

    Although the nation is experiencing unemployment levels not seen in decades, Army Contracting Command continues to face a challenge when it comes to recruiting qualified contracting specialists at the mid and senior levels.

  • Office of Small Business Programs: The gateway to working with the government

    Oct 15, 2009

    In the world of contracting, the small business community sometimes views itself in a less dominate position when vying for contracts, which are often being pursued by larger companies. The U.S Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Programs seeks to level the playing field for those small businesses. "Our over arching mission is to promote continuous prime contract and subcontract opportunities within the ACC contracting activities world-wide for small businesses," said Alice Williams-Gray, OSBP associate director.

  • Questions and Answer with the Top Vertebrae

    Oct 15, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Tony L. Baker - During its inception the new 51Cs were primarily assigned to the Army Sustainment Command. They now belong to the US Army Contracting Command. As the field matures 51Cs will be assigned throughout big Army. The duties of a 51C are to provide operational and contingency contracting support to deployed forces and DoD agencies. My immediate concerns is the attention given to the 51C NCO (a low density-high demand MOS)-everyone wants one. This MOS takes time to grow.

  • AMC Band performs at BWI for Honor Flight veterans

    Oct 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band provided a musical greeting for five arriving chartered flights carrying World War II veterans during Honor Flight Network-sponsored receptions at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport Sept. 26.

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Security awareness - Understanding foreign disclosure

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Soldiers may not need to repay tuition

    Oct 15, 2009

    A Soldier who needs to withdraw from a college course might not have to repay tuition assistance if the withdrawal was for military-related reasons, thanks to a new system.

  • Make the right choice! Act to prevent!

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

  • Suicide Gets Army's Attention

    Oct 14, 2009

    The Army is taking suicide among Soldiers as a very serious problems and taking various measures to address it.

  • TIGR allows Soldiers to "be there" before they arrive

    Oct 13, 2009

    As Warfighters patrol the dangerous streets in theatre or secure enemy safe houses, Tactical Ground Reporting's (TIGR) new "Patrol View" function will soon enhance their visual perspective.

  • Afghanistan IT Infrastructure Expansion Earns Moore Bronze Star

    Oct 13, 2009

    For his efforts in helping the Combined Joint Task Force 101st Airborne Division with its expansion in Afghanistan, Col. David Moore received the Bronze Star from Mr. Dean Popps, Army acquisition executive, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

  • ROTC at the Ten-Miler

    Oct 13, 2009

    More than 50 Army ROTC teams made the trek to the nation's capital to compete in the Army Ten-Miler earlier this month.

  • ACC Today

    Oct 9, 2009

  • Ceremony officially recognizes organization's operational status

    Oct 8, 2009

    The Army celebrated the official full operational capability status of the Army Contracting Command and its subordinate commands with a ceremony on the Army Materiel Command Parade Ground, Fort Belvoir, Va. Created after the need for a dedicated Army contracting command was identified in the 2007 independent report, Aca,!A"Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management In Expeditionary Operations,Aca,!A? also known as the Gansler Commission Report, ACC, AMCAca,!a,,cs newest major subordinate command, brought contracting capabilities from existing Army organizations into a new structure that focuses on professional, ethical, efficient and responsive contracting operations.

  • Ordnance Museum move - The remains

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Photocopying military, CAC IDs a violation of federal law

    Oct 7, 2009

  • ARL hosts new laboratory groundbreaking at APG

    Oct 7, 2009

  • ACC

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Year of the NCO Spotlight - Staff Sgt. LaNiece E. Bowman

    Oct 5, 2009

    Staff Sgt. LaNiece E. Bowman, a contracting non-commissioned officer with the 412th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas joined the 51C series after spending her first nine years of service as a logistics specialist. Always reaching for new heights and new challenges, Bowman quickly embraced the opportunity to expand her knowledge to become one of the Army's newest contracting NCOs. Bowman graduated from the Army Acquisition Basic Course, U.S. Army Logistics Management College in May and was immediately re-assigned to the 412th in June. The unit was in need of a personnel NCO as they prepared for their July unit activation so Bowman was tasked to temporarily fill the void and served as a driving force behind the ceremony.

  • AMC to showcase improvements in logistics and acquisition at AUSA annual meeting

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase a wide variety of advancements and emerging technologies in logistics and acquisition at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 5-7.

  • ARRA: Defense Department announces Housing Assistance Program details

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Housing Assistance Program, with $555 million boost from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • TP4 - another way to 'keep it moving'

    Oct 1, 2009

    Facing what Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, called a tsunami of equipment to be returned to the United States, the 2nd Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade is doubling its capacity to return some high-priority equipment in a quick and cost effective manner to the warfighter faster.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

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

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • AMC honored in Value Engineering

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Material Command and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command were honored for being exceptional examples of value engineering by SAVE International during a Congressional Education reception Sept. 17.

  • FWC Simulation Center at USASMDC/ARSTRAT awards contract

    Sep 30, 2009

    The Simulation Center at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command awarded an 8(a) Competitive Set-Aside contract to Geeks and Nerds Corporation (GaN Corp.) on Sept. 25.

  • AMC Employee Learns about Activity through Grassroots CP-33 Career Program

    Sep 30, 2009

    Thanks to the Ammunition Management Career Program's Grassroots Developmental Assignment, Army Materiel Command Logistics Management Specialist Michel Hamann now has more knowledge about CAAA. Hamann spent a couple of weeks at Crane Army Ammunition Activity seeing at the ground level what the workers do, giving him a better knowledge of what the activity's needs are in order to accomplish their mission.

  • Civilian employees to receive equal base salary increases

    Sep 30, 2009

    Defense Department employees paid under the National Security Personnel System will receive the same base salary increases this year as their General Schedule counterparts.

  • Flowing through life on the sands of time

    Sep 29, 2009

    When sand comes to mind, some people may think of beaches and tropical islands, but for procurement analyst, Catherine Olvera, she wonders if it's some she could add to her collection. Born in Fort Hood, Texas, Olvera had a love of the ocean and dreamed of being a marine biologist. As a child, she paid little attention to sand and assumed it was the same all over the world. It wasn't until years that she developed a fascination with the gritty stuff.

  • VA to provide emergency checks to students awaiting benefits

    Sep 29, 2009

    Checks for up to $3,000 soon will be available to students who have applied for Veterans Affairs educational benefits and who have not yet received their government payment.

  • Army Contracting Command (ACC)

    Sep 28, 2009

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Interactive Training for Property Accountability

    Sep 23, 2009

    Discover information on distance learning (DL) courses and links to websites where Soldiers can take or order property accountability courses online.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • 410th CSB responds to military contracting requirements during PANAMAX 09

    Sep 22, 2009

    The 410th Contract Support Brigade's participation in PANAMAX 09 grows each year and this year was no exception as the unit's headquarters, the Expeditionary Contracting Command, deployed from Fort Belvoir, Va. to Fort Sam Houston, Texas to also participate.

  • AMC Equal Opportunity/ Equal Employment Opportunity Roundtable

    Sep 22, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command held the annual AMC Equal Opportunity/ Equal Employment Opportunity roundtable here Sept. 15-17.

  • Visit from Brig. Gen. McMaster kicks off distinguished lecturer series

    Sep 22, 2009

    Leaders in today's Army must be thinkers as much as they are fighters. A young platoon leader in Iraq or Afghanistan could easily find himself doing the job of a diplomat, a politician, an engineer, and a social worker, even while he remains focused on defeating the enemy in combat. To help leaders meet the daunting intellectual demands that modern warfare entails, the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently inaugurated its Distinguished Lecturer Series.

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • DoD SPOT Program, Winner of the 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Award

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Synchronized Pre-deployment and Operational Tracker, by the U.S. Department of Defense, won a 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Award at the CSO magazine's Digital ID World conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 15, along with six other applications.

  • Security Assistance Command plants its flag

    Sep 16, 2009

    Quoting words of freedom spoken by President John Kennedy, the new commander of the Army Security Assistance Command said the nation's sacrifices during the past eight years have proven that Americans stand for freedom throughout the world.

  • Toast of the Town - Manager receives national leadership award

    Sep 15, 2009

    For Lillian Cooke, making an acceptance speech is anything but a traumatic or stressful experience. For her, it's second nature. The deputy resource manager with the Expeditionary Contracting Command, Cooke is the recipient of Toastmasters International's Excellence in Leadership Award. The award was presented to Cooke at the Toastmasters International Convention this summer in Connecticut. The award is presented to district governors whose districts have meet the goals in club growth, membership growth, competent communicator awards and advanced communicator awards for three or more years, as established by Toastmasters International.

  • USASAC Assumption of Command

    Sep 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's assumption of command ceremony took place at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Redstone Arsenal, Sept. 11. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, hosted the ceremony. Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker assumed command from Richard G. Alpaugh, executive director, who will now serve as Tucker's deputy. By the end of fiscal year 2009, USASAC will have all eligible personnel and functions moved to Redstone Arsenal - a full two years ahead of the BRAC requirement.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • Contracting Career Opportunities

    Sep 11, 2009

  • New Contracting Brigade Activated at Fort Shafter

    Sep 11, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -The 413th Contracting support Brigade was activated Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at a ceremony on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter. Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, Expeditionary Contracting Command commander, presented the unit's colors to Col. Mike Hoskin, who now has the responsibility of leading the organization as it supports the warfighters on the battlefield by providing contingency contracting.

  • Army Contracting Command Leadership and Career Opportunities

    Sep 10, 2009

    Mr. Jeff Parsons, Executive Director, Army Contracting Command

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker to assume Command of USASAC

    Sep 10, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker, program manager for the Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, will assume command of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command from Executive Director Richard Alpaugh in a ceremony at the Bob Jones Auditorium here, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • Servicemembers work with Iraqi businesses

    Sep 8, 2009

    A woman with a head dress and pink eye shadow pointed at the different diagrams shown in a booklet explaining her business' capabilities during a fair held by the Victory Regional Contracting Center. The fair occurred in the field house on Camp Liberty, Aug. 19 to help Iraq restore its economy. "We are establishing a relationship to work together," Cpt. Angela Smoot, High Point, N.C., contracting specialists, 46th Engineer Battalion, Joint contracting command Iraq/Afghanistan, said. "We are building bonds; that's why the theme of the event was titled, 'Forging Partnership Through Procurement."

  • ACOR: protecting Army assets, linguist rights

    Sep 8, 2009

    Here on Camp Victory one man is charged with the responsibility of protecting the rights of more than 3,500 linguists while simultaneously ensuring they fulfill their contract with the military. "My job is to protect the interest of the Army first and foremost, and the integrity of the mission," Maj. David Russo, Assistant Contracting Officer's Representative, explained. "That being said, there is no sweeping under the rug, every issue presented by a linguist or a member of a unit must be looked into."

  • Army Jobs Prove Popular at Career Expo

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Army was the standout employer at the Aug. 24 career expo at the Von Braun Center South Hall. Judging from the lines of unemployed and underemployed candidates waiting to talk to an Army representative, Janice Hunt of Aviation and Missile Command Human Resources said The Huntsville Times Mega Career Expo was a "huge success." "We got a lot of good qualified candidates," Hunt said. "AMCOM will be able to make probably several selections from the resumes we collected." Besides AMCOM, Army participants in the career expo included the Army Materiel Command, Lead AMC Integration Support Office, Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Army Contracting Command and Army Expeditionary Contracting Command.

  • Contractor jobs identified for conversion to government

    Sep 3, 2009

    About 1,450 contractor positions at AMCOM will be converted to Army civilian during the next three years. Col. Scott Campbell, deputy executive director of the AMCOM Contracting Center, discussed the plan Thursday at the 2009 Advance Planning Briefings for Industry.

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