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  • A privilege to serve

    Apr 17, 2014

    When I entered the Army in 1979, a gallon of milk was $1.62, a first-class stamp was 15 cents and a gallon of gas was 86 cents. Pay for a private E-1 with less than two years service was a whopping $419.40 a month.

  • Changes to DOD's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program, starting May 1, 2014.

  • ACC's new history library open for business

    Apr 16, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Gen. George Patton said, "To be a successful Soldier, you must know history."

  • Advisor joins ACC to expand Army National Guard contingency contracting readiness

    Apr 15, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The National Guard has landed at Army Contracting Command headquarters here. Col. Jim Helm, a full-time Army National Guard Soldier, is the first National Guard advisor for ACC.

  • APG forms SAAM/SHARP message

    Apr 11, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Sexual harassment and assault will not be tolerated at Aberdeen Proving Ground--that's the message that members of Team APG sent April 3 during the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Kickoff Run (SAAM).

  • Healthy lifestyle adds up for contracting NCO

    Apr 10, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Darius Simpkins' body of work speaks for itself. An avid health enthusiast, Simpkins is on a journey to win bodybuilding contests.

  • AMC, ACC leaders visit contracting center

    Apr 10, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general, Army Materiel Command, and Brig. Gen. Theodore Harrison, commanding general, Army Contracting Command, visited the ACC-Rock Island contracting center April 1.

  • Spotlight on Andrea Schottenhammel

    Apr 9, 2014

    Spotlight on Andrea Schottenhammel - With more than 30 years working for the U.S. government, Andrea Schottenhammel says she enjoys contracting because it's always changing and it's always a challenge.

  • Historic ceremony welcomes Soldiers into acquisition workforce

    Apr 9, 2014

    The Army Reserve Sustainment Command held the first Army Reserve Acquisition Accession Ceremony to honor more than 30 Soldiers recently accessed into the acquisition workforce.

  • Employees recieve recognition for their support

    Apr 9, 2014

    Nearly two dozen Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., employees received customer recognition for their support of the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System.

  • Spotlight on … Staff Sgt. Japhet Alvarez

    Apr 9, 2014

    Spotlight on … Staff Sgt. Japhet Alverez 731st Acquisition Team contracting specialist, Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Reservists Take Historic Step To Acquisition Careers

    Apr 9, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Steven Dyer and his family traveled more than 1,050 miles from Stratford, Conn., to join his fellow Army Reserve officers in an historic event Friday at Redstone Arsenal.

  • 409th Contacting Support Brigade deploys to Bulgaria

    Apr 3, 2014

    Members of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade headquarters deployed in support of Saber Guardian at the Novo Selo Training Area in Eastern Bulgaria, March 21- April 4.

  • Berinato closes 37-year contracting career

    Apr 2, 2014

    One of Army Contracting Command's original contracting center executive directors has retired. Bruce Berinato, executive director of ACC-New Jersey, closed out his career March 27.

  • Contract specialist retires after 40 years

    Apr 2, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (April 2, 2014) -- In 40 years a Mission and Installation Contracting Command acquisition professional went from being stationed as an Airman at a remote air station in southern Italy listening to dots and dashes to crossing T's and dotting I's on contracts as a contract specialist in Virginia.

  • Canadian Commercial Corporation Visits ACC-New Jersey

    Apr 2, 2014

    Canadian Commercial Corporation representatives Kelly Hewitt and Eric Hamelin visited Army Contracting Command-New Jersey to explain the organization's different roles and responsibilities and to facilitate an open forum for those who may not have done business with them in the past.

  • Federal contracting leader retires

    Apr 1, 2014

    Kim Tycer, chief counsel for U.S. Army Contracting Command, Huntsville, Ala., presides over the retirement of Bruce B. Berinato, principal assistant responsible for the U.S. Army Contracting Command-New Jersey, headquartered at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • PM DCATS recognizes several ACC-RI employees

    Apr 1, 2014

    Several Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Ill., employees were recognized for their support of the Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems.

  • 2nd quarter small business awards exceed $366 million

    Apr 1, 2014

    More than $366 million in contracts were awarded to small businesses throughout the nation during the second quarter of this fiscal year by contracting officials with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • 413th CSB Peacekeepers conquer the Spartan challenge

    Mar 31, 2014

    Once again, members of the 413th Contracting Support Brigade; "Peacekeepers" competed in the challenging Spartan Race. According to the Peacekeepers, team members were ready for the 3.2 mile, 15-obstacle course challenge conducted within the Aloha Stadium.

  • AMC CG appointed as head of the contracting activity

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-Army Materiel Command now has a single head of the contracting activity.

  • Spotlight on ... Tunissha L. Marshall

    Mar 26, 2014

    Tunissha L. Marshall Describe your current position: I'm a contracting officer at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., office. My primary customer is the Training and Doctrine Command. I'm working on a $100 million indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract for services and supply requirements for the installation's three schools. I also serve as a mentor to my 51C (military contracting) teammates and junior specialists.

  • Fort Eustis acquisition professional to retire

    Mar 26, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (March 25, 2014) -- She began her career in 1974 as a clerk typist for the Army Corps of Engineers, but after more than 40 years on the job, one of the command's most experienced acquisition professionals retires April 3.

  • Award presented in recognition of contracting excellence

    Mar 25, 2014

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command Contingency Contracting Officer Award is presented to Soldiers and civilians in recognition of honored and valued service to the command.

  • Volunteer spirit fills Loy's heart and time

    Mar 25, 2014

    Even with doing chores on her 97-acre farm , spending quality time with children, grandchildren and dozens of animals, Linda Loy still finds time to volunteer with several local charity organizations.

  • Granddad's Astroflite creates lifelong hobby

    Mar 25, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - It was a 1966 Murray Astroflite that started it all, and Maj. Doug Warren can thank his grandfather for that.

  • Gen. Dennis Via and Hon. Heidi Shyu visit with troops in Afghanistan

    Mar 24, 2014

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general for the Army Materiel Command and the Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visit Bargram Air Field, Afghanistan and Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan to observe and discuss various operations of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade from Mar. 19-21, 2014. These distinguished guests also gave words of encouragement and gratitude for the troop's hard work.

  • Spotlight on ... Staff Sgt. Fernando D. Ramirez

    Mar 20, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Fernando D. Ramirez Contracting Noncommissioned Officer 919th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new command sergeant major

    Mar 19, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany-Members of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony here Feb. 26.

  • Contract specialist recognized for quick actions

    Mar 19, 2014

    A contract specialist at West Point, N.Y., was presented the Distinguished Civilian Service Award during a ceremony March 13 for his quick actions in response to a Taliban suicide attack while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Sutton takes his thick skin on thin ice

    Mar 18, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Not everyone has skin thick enough to be the arbitrator or conciliator during sporting events. As a hockey referee, those might be the nicest names Mike Sutton has ever been called.

  • Mueller prepares to move on

    Mar 17, 2014

    For almost four decades, Bernd Mueller has been serving the U.S. and German governments, immersed in the world of contracting and has seen his share of changes.

  • ACC-Redstone employees at the White House

    Mar 13, 2014

    Two Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal employees' Feb. 25 visit to the White House was the culmination of more than a year's worth of work.

  • ACC conducts train-the-trainer source selection class

    Mar 13, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-Trainers from across the Expeditionary Contracting Command are now better prepared to teach source selection practices at their units after attending classes here.

  • Education key for contracting certification

    Mar 12, 2014

    Entering the Army Acquisition Corps necessitates enlisted Soldiers to meet specific education and certification requirements outlined in federal statutes in order to execute contracts on behalf of the government and maintain readiness.

  • ACC captures AMC journalism, Web awards

    Mar 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-Army Contracting Command Public Affairs captured six 2013 Army Materiel Command Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards for excellence in public affairs, AMC announced March 6.

  • NCO inducted into the Sergeant Morales Club

    Mar 10, 2014

    Not many noncommissioned officers are inducted into both the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the Sergeant Morales Club. Master Sgt. Scott J. McBride is one of those NCOs.

  • Online reference guide eases contract action report process

    Mar 10, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command Virtual Contracting Enterprise has developed a new field reference guide designed to make it easier to complete and approve contract action reports.

  • Continuous process improvement coming to ACC field offices

    Mar 10, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command has established a Continuous Process Improvement team in its Operations Group that will assist with the implementation of initiatives throughout the command.

  • Spotlight on … Staff Sgt. Frank-Ray Perez

    Mar 6, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Frank-Ray Perez is a contract specialist with the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's 904th Contingency Contracting Battalion at Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Spotlight on ….Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Castro

    Mar 6, 2014

    Spotlight on …. Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Castro ACC Senior Career Counselor

  • Volunteers help make Read Across America a success at local schools

    Mar 6, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Army Contracting Command Soldiers and civilians participated in the 17th annual Read Across America March 3 as members of the command went to classrooms here in support of the national program.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command announces the 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs winners

    Mar 6, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command announces its winners of the 2013 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition. First place winners will represent AMC at the Department of the Army level of the competition.

  • Contingency contracting Battalion activation increases contracting readiness

    Mar 5, 2014

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The unit colors for the 928th Contingency Contracting Battalion were uncased for the first time during an activation ceremony here Feb. 21.

  • Contracting team supports mission in Chad

    Mar 5, 2014

    Tasked with providing expeditionary contracting support to regionally aligned forces in Africa, the 414th Contracting Support Brigade�'s Regional Contracting Center -- Africa contracting support team recently deployed two contingency contracting officers from Vicenza, Italy to the Republic of Chad, Africa.

  • Army Contracting writing system workshop conducted

    Mar 5, 2014

    Huntsville, Ala. - The Army Contract Writing System Capabilities Management Office hosted a business process re-engineering workshop here from Feb 25-27.

  • Soldiers, families come together for FRG

    Mar 4, 2014

    More than 40 Soldiers and family members attended the 919th Contingency Contracting Battalion Family Readiness Group meeting Feb. 21 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Army Safe Spring Campaign now live online

    Mar 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the annual Army Safe Spring Campaign online March 1, providing leaders and Soldiers easy access to seasonal safety materials.

  • Contracting in Afghanistan

    Feb 28, 2014

    Maj. Kelley Smith, contracting officer, 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion, and Staff Sgt. David Humfleet, contracting specialist, 903rd CCBn, pose in front of the Phoenix Regional Contracting center in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Fort Bliss contracting takes team effort

    Feb 27, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 27, 2014) -- In just 12 months, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command transformed from a command performing acquisition support with an additional duty of training the next generation of contracting professionals into an organization providing ready and deployable Soldiers.

  • Johnson hosts first town hall as executive director

    Feb 26, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Melanie Johnson, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island executive director, held her first town hall as the center's leader Feb. 12.

  • One million hours in the sky

    Feb 26, 2014

    Members of Division C of the Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and the Program Executive Office, Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors, celebrated a milestone - one million flight hours with the Persistent Threat Detection System in support of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • AMC Small Business Represents Big Business

    Feb 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel Command has presented small business forums in the past. But last week's event was its first since arriving at Redstone in 2011.

  • Olympic hopefuls look to a bright future

    Feb 25, 2014

    Daniel Eaton, U.S. figure skater and son of Army Contracting Command-Warren's Dennis Eaton, credits his father for getting him interested in skating.

  • Contracting support for the African continent

    Feb 25, 2014

    To better meet the contracting needs of American government personnel on the African continent, the 414th Contracting Support Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, stood up the Regional Contracting Office Africa in Vicenza October 2013.

  • Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

    Feb 24, 2014

    To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told attendees of the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Feb. 19, 2014.

  • MK contractors propel procurement process

    Feb 24, 2014

    Service members serving at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania have spent months preparing facilities and organizing operations to support passenger and gear transit into and out of theaters in Europe and Southwest Asia, including Afghanistan. In order to do their jobs, service members rely not only on each other and supporting units in Europe and the continental U.S., but on local Romanian nationals for assistance with valuable life-support functions.

  • Army.mil team builds 'Valor 24' Medal of Honor microsite

    Feb 21, 2014

    In January 2013, under a "close-hold" mandate, the crew responsible for developing the Army.mil website was told that President Barack Obama planned to award Medals of Honor to 24 Soldiers, living and deceased, who had served in World War II, Korea or Vietnam.

  • Army exhibit showcases 'leap-ahead' technologies

    Feb 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army booth at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition showcased an array of science and technology examples to defense and industry officials who attended the event Feb. 19-21.

  • ACC participates Team Redstone's Small Business Industry Outreach event

    Feb 20, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Army Contracting Command officials participated in the Army Materiel Command-hosted Team Redstone Small Business Industry Outreach here Feb 18.

  • Rock Island Arsenal's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club reaches out to local children

    Feb 20, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Dupree, Army Sustainment Command, spent part of his Valentine's Day speaking to about 550 Wilson Elementary students in Davenport, Iowa, about being the best they can be, Feb. 14.

  • Operating in the 'New Normal' -- post conflict support essential to Industrial Base future

    Feb 19, 2014

    The future of the Army and commercial industrial base as the Army nears the end of more than a dozen years of conflict was a topic of discussion during the 2014 Association of the U.S. Army Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Local Lego league champs headed to World Festival

    Feb 19, 2014

    For Team Panda-monium, putting the pieces together meant a first-place finish and a trip to the FIRST Lego League World Festival April 23-26 in St. Louis, Mo.

  • NCO is the backbone of local mentoring program

    Feb 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Driving around the neighborhood that borders the southwest shore of the Rock Island Arsenal, Staff Sgt. Elvon Dixon knowingly gazes out the window.

  • Holland commits to play football at the U.S. Military Academy

    Feb 19, 2014

    The son of a contracting specialist at Fort Carson, Colo., has committed to play football for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point during the Feb. 5 national signing day.

  • Spotlight on … Staff Sgt. Carlos Espada

    Feb 19, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Carlos Espada Contracting noncommissioned officer, 901st Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas

  • Spotlight on … Sgt. 1st Class Quadedra Corey

    Feb 19, 2014

    Spotlight on … Sgt. 1st Class Quadedra E. Corey 412th Contracting Support Brigade's 904th Contingency Contract Battalion Team contracting specialist, Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Commander presents AMC Perspective at Winter AUSA

    Feb 19, 2014

    Army Materiel Command's top leader began the discussion Feb. 19, 2014, at the 2014 Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., by emphasizing the suitability of this year's theme to the current status of the Army.

  • AUSA panel discussion addresses partnerships

    Feb 19, 2014

    Business leaders joined government officials Feb. 19, 2014, for the panel discussion, Industrial Partnerships for Force 2025 and Beyond, at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition at Huntsville, Ala.

  • MICC director helping lead Afghan financial oversight

    Feb 18, 2014

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here is playing a key role in establishing the financial management oversight of approximately $4 billion in assistance to the security forces of Afghanistan.

  • Fort Knox division earns ACC award

    Feb 10, 2014

    Contracting members at Fort Knox, Ky., earned the Army Contracting Command Outstanding Mission Support Business Operations award Jan. 28 during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Feb 10, 2014

    The following letters were received in response to the commentary, Is it really Black History Month, in the Feb. 6. ACC NewsBlast. Letters to the editor are encouraged and the decision to publish belong to the editorial staff.

  • Spotlight on ... Willie Brazile

    Feb 7, 2014

    Spotlight on… Willie Brazile Army Contracting Command deputy chief of staff, Installations and Logistics G-4 Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Team recognized for a job well done

    Feb 7, 2014

    Before departing the Army Materiel Command, Maj. Gen. Darrell Williams stopped by the Army Contracting Command�'s AMC Contracting Support Element Team to recognize the staff members for a job well done.

  • Spotlight on ... Capt. Raven Cornelius

    Feb 5, 2014

    I am a contingency contracting officer for a modular deployable senior contingency contracting team, the 603rd Senior Contingency Contracting Team in the 413th Contracting Support Brigade

  • ACC support to AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 5, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison, commanding general, Army Contracting Command, will serve as an Industrial Partnering panel member during the Association of the U.S. Army�'s Winter Symposium and Exposition at the Von Braun Center here Feb. 19-21.

  • Army accidents continue downward trend

    Feb 4, 2014

    Following the Army's safest year on record, accidental fatalities fell once again during the first quarter of fiscal 2014, according to data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Commentary - Is it really Black History Month?

    Feb 4, 2014

    February is Black History Month, a time set aside to highlight the achievements of African Americans. As an American I am more than proud of the contributions made by my ancestors to making this nation, this world, a better place to live.

  • View from the top - Strong customer support via consistent engagements

    Feb 4, 2014

    As our Army scales down and adjusts to today�'s needs, having a good working relationship with your customers is critical. As contracting professionals, we are in the role of being good financial stewards of government funds. Part of this stewardship is understanding your requiring activities�' requirements and how they fit into the commander�'s intent.

  • Mobile classes address specific contracting concerns

    Feb 4, 2014

    It began four years ago to meet the need to certify the growing number of contracting interns. Now it has become a program that addresses specific areas of concern within the Army contracting community.

  • Students amaze Newsome during school visit

    Feb 4, 2014

    Maj. Jennifer Newsome talked all day while in school and didn�'t get into any trouble. Newsome, the Washington Division Chief, Army Contracting Command-Redstone, Ala., visited students at Louis J. Morris Elementary School in Huntsville, Ala., where she read to a group of first-graders and participated in a question and answer session with third- and fourth-graders. Newsome said the experience was nothing less than extraordinary.

  • Eustis FDO contracting director retires

    Jan 31, 2014

    One of the command's most experienced acquisition professionals retires this week after more than 33 years of federal service.

  • Two from ACC-RI graduate from Naval Postgraduate School

    Jan 30, 2014

    Two Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees received their Master of Science degree in program management diplomas from the Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy Jan. 23.

  • Army Contract Specialist Finds hope and strength while battling combat injuries

    Jan 30, 2014

    Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Contract Specialist Mitch Chapman, an Illinois National Guard Veteran, suffers from mental and physical afflictions directly related to an IED ambush on a vehicle he was driving on a road outside Kandahar, Afghanistan in October 2008. Five years after that IED attack, Chapman received his bachelor's degree, earned a promotion and welcomed a son into his young family.

  • King's dream begins in heart

    Jan 30, 2014

    Almost 400 people remained fixed on the words of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's chief counsel whose own personal struggles to overcome hardships of neglectful and abusive foster care and homelessness set the context of hope during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance here Jan. 29.

  • Digital convoy simulation prepares contracting support specialists for reality

    Jan 29, 2014

    Surrounded by video and sound systems, crews inside a simulated High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle can look out onto a desert or along forested roads. All of their actions, from accelerating to turning and stopping, affect what they see on the 360-degree projection screen, while their vehicle doesn't move an inch.

  • Prepare for the worst - Contracting specialists train for a natural disaster

    Jan 29, 2014

    Whereas Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people, injured 17,000 and closed 30 hospitals, the double earthquake on the New Madrid fault line killed 3,500 people, injured 83,000 and damaged or destroyed 132 hospitals. Thankfully, the earthquakes are fictional, used as the basis of a scenario for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • Making contracts - old school and new

    Jan 29, 2014

    Military service members don't always have the luxury of electricity during their deployment, which can sometimes leave them without the use of computers or electronics.

  • Fort Drum contracting director to retire

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Fort Drum, N.Y., director of contracting culminates 23 years of service in the acquisition workforce this week as he prepares to retire.

  • MICC contracting officer bound for leadership program

    Jan 28, 2014

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contract Command has been selected for the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center's Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellows Program.

  • Army Contracting Command announces annual award winners

    Jan 28, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The U.S. Army Contracting Command presented 29 individual and four team awards for excellence in acquisition, contracting and small business at a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Meet the units of OCSJX-14

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise, formerly called the Joint Contracting Readiness Exercise, has evolved and grown throughout the years, and OCSJX-14 is the largest to date.

  • A different kind of survival training

    Jan 28, 2014

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and civilians line up, anxiously awaiting to ride one of the Army's finest attractions. This ride, however, requires helmets, body armor, eye protection and gloves.

  • Contracting professionals learn to respond to an active shooter

    Jan 28, 2014

    Run, hide, fight. Those are the steps to deal with an active shooter. Run from the assailant first, then hide in a secure area, and as a last resort, fight if your life is in danger.

  • Mayor's cell hard at work

    Jan 28, 2014

    The mayor's cell plays an important role in the success of any military training exercise. They have to ensure everyone participating has a place to sleep, food to eat and transportation to get to work.

  • The Medical Support Training Center, Saving lives with first aid

    Jan 28, 2014

    Approximately 200,000 adults and children could be saved each year if cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed early enough, but few people get the basic first aid training needed.

  • The 'go to' guy

    Jan 28, 2014

    His attention to detail amazes his supervisors, his calm demeanor energizes his subordinates and his capability to accomplish the mission regardless of the obstacles in the way astounds his peers.

  • EST 2000 replicates range for OCSJX-14 contracting specialists

    Jan 28, 2014

    There is only one way to keep basic military skills sharp: practice.

  • Learning effective communications

    Jan 28, 2014

    For deployed service members the mission will always come first, while dealing with the media will not be so important.

  • Spotlight On…Maj. Jundi J. Williams, 719th Contingency Contracting Team

    Jan 23, 2014

    Maj. Jundi J. Williams is a contract management officer for the 719th Contingency Contracting Team, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. During Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014 he is providing support to distinguished visitors as part of the OCSJX-14 Joint Visitors Bureau.

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