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  • Soldiers to get new cammo pattern for wear in Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2010

    Starting this summer, Soldiers sent to fight in Afghanistan will wear an Army Combat Uniform with the "MultiCam" pattern instead of the standard-issue universal camouflage pattern.

  • IMCOM commander considers role 'profession and a passion'

    Feb 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "The Army Family Covenant will be fully funded. That is the Army's non-negotiable contract with our Soldiers and Families to provide the support and services they need

  • STTC deploys Hip-Pocket Training to Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

    The STTC Combat Medical Card Game has been deployed to joint service medical units operating in Haiti. The game is used for "hip pocket training" by combat medics during after duty hours and mission lulls. The game is used to "refresh" critical combat life saving skills by providing a lost-cost training aid that is easily distributed and transported into remote combat areas and austere operating areas in support of Army humanitarian missions.

  • Making science, technology, engineering and math fun

    Feb 17, 2010

    Did you know since 2002, the U.S. Army has awarded more than $6.7 million in prize money to top American students' Whoever said science, technology, engineering or math isn't fun has never had an opportunity to see the exciting things Army scientists and engineers do on a daily basis or participate in an eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Army begins planning for annual integrated capabilities event

    Feb 12, 2010

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Gibbs Hall, Feb. 2-4, to begin preparations for the Army's largest C4ISR system-of-systems, integrated capabilities event to date - C4ISR OTM Event 2010. More than 100 government, industry and academic organizations participated in last year's event, and 11 Army Technology Objectives and 10 technology-base programs leveraged the venue. Conference sessions were focused on C4ISR OTM E10 guidance and campaign goals, overviews of PM C4ISR OTM capabilities and facilities, briefings of proposed technologies for exercise inclusion, and break-out sessions for the 122 attending technical providers to collaborate or discuss their proposals with the PM's personnel.

  • Army Materiel Command launches Job Swap Program

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command officially launches the AMC Job Swap Program today.

  • Natick is Open

    Feb 11, 2010

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center is open for business. Please be careful as you drive. There are wet spots on the roads and there may be patches of ice. Have a safe trip and a great day. As of 5:30 a.m., the Natick Soldier Systems Center is open for business. The snow storm didn't have the expected impact on the Area.

  • Hand-made textiles to provide a touch of home

    Feb 10, 2010

    The Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Command, (NSRDEC) provides everything the Soldier eats, carries, is sheltered in and wears for protection. The NSRDEC Director, Dr. Marilyn Freeman is starting a new voluntary project entitled Touch of Home that will start on Feb. 17.

  • Justice celebrates 40 years of service

    Feb 9, 2010

    During a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), Maj. Gen. Nickolas Justice, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) celebrated a milestone in his military career.

  • From the Commanders Chair

    Feb 8, 2010

    Natick is a tremendous asset for our nation-our servicemembers depend on the team at Natick to provide the basic necessities of life to support deployments-food, shelter, and clothing. After looking at our mission and the teams at Natick, I set four strategic objectives for the team at the Natick Soldier Systems Center:

  • Army to increase fiscal 2010 base operating support by $500 million

    Feb 5, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced that the Army is taking steps to increase funding by $500 million for Base Operating Support in fiscal year 2010.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord makes its debut

    Feb 4, 2010

    With the final tug of a canvas case, the unfurling and raising of its new flag, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began its history at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony in front of its new headquarters on what is now called "JBLM Lewis Main."

  • RDECOM welcomes newcomers

    Feb 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed 34 new civilian employees with a newcomer's briefing Feb. 4 at the Edgewood Conference Center. The event gave unit leaders an opportunity to explain the RDECOM mission and setup new employees for success.

  • USAG Natick not the only garrison tightening its belt

    Jan 29, 2010

    More than three months into fiscal year 2010, and the U.S. Army Garrison still doesn't have a clear picture of its annual budget. But the leadership knows money will be tight and to expect a decrease from the 2009 figures. The Natick garrison isn't the only garrison facing a possible budget shortfall. Funding shortfalls have hit the entire Installation Management Command (IMCOM) in 2010.

  • RDECOM's top NCO addresses Sergeants Major Academy

    Jan 28, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin spoke to the Sergeants Major Academy graduating class at Fort Bliss, Texas Jan. 26. Marin is the senior noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • "No-knob" radio: the future of Warfighter communications'

    Jan 27, 2010

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Software Defined Radio lab will work with the Navy Research Lab to transfer previous development done on the Joint Tactical Radio System to the GNU Radio's open source, free software environment.

  • University of Delaware, RDECOM enter into partnership

    Jan 26, 2010

    NEWARK, Delaware - The University of Delaware and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command entered into a formal partnership in a campus ceremony Tuesday Jan. 26.

  • NSSC on Twitter

    Jan 22, 2010

  • Natick FMWR

    Jan 21, 2010

  • CERDEC team encourages future scientists

    Jan 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. hosted local students Nov. 24 for a laboratory tour. The tour is part of the Army's ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Army programs to battle increase in suicides

    Jan 15, 2010

    Statistics for December suicides in the Army were released today, and show as many as 10 potential suicides amongst active-duty Soldiers.

  • Delegates inject unique passion, perspective into AFAP

    Jan 14, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Spouses, Soldiers, retirees and volunteers all bring unique qualifications and perspectives to the Army Family Action Plan work group sessions. The one thing they have in common as they work their issues: a passion for improving the quality of life for the entire Army community.

  • Army Secretary, Chief of Staff lay out 2010 goals for senior NCOs

    Jan 14, 2010

    Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. delivered their 2010 plan for the Army to the most senior NCOs Tuesday during the annual Sergeant Major of the Army Nominative conference.

  • All-American Bowl showcases Army opportunities

    Jan 13, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO - The best student athletes from across the nation assembled in San Antonio, Texas last week for the 2010 All-American Bowl. This annual football game puts high school football players in a classic East - West competition hosted by the U.S. Army.

  • New Year, New Look to the Garrison website

    Jan 13, 2010

    Last October, the command group and staff conducted a website review of the U.S. Army Garrison Natick website. After the review, the commander directed wholesale changes to the site. After working with the staff directors, the USAG Natick website went through a huge overhaul and went live Jan 7.

  • IMCOM: Delivering Army Family Covenant

    Jan 13, 2010

    On Oct. 8, 2007, the Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant, institutionalizing the Army's commitment to providing Soldiers and families - active, Guard, and Reserve - a quality of life commensurate with their quality of service.

  • Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

    Jan 12, 2010

    Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application created by the team that developed the Army's Web site,

  • NSSC on Facebook

    Jan 12, 2010

  • MWR Events Calendar

    Jan 12, 2010

  • LabTV: Spinning Nanofibers

    Jan 6, 2010

    At the Army research lab in Natick, Mass., research chemist Kris Senecal is investigating ways to use the tiniest fibers - nanofibers - to help people stay healthy.

  • High school athletes learn about Army technology

    Jan 6, 2010

    Top-notch student athletes from across the nation are in San Antonio, Texas, this week preparing for the 2010 All-American Bowl and learning about U.S. Army technology as well.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • CERDEC civilian earns Presidential Rank Award

    Dec 23, 2009

  • AMC takes lead in task force aimed at Army Reset effort

    Dec 21, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - How do you carefully and expertly repair and return the tools of war' You assemble your best personnel; plan profusely and ultimately Reset America's Army.

  • University of Phoenix awards credits to Civilian Education System graduates

    Dec 17, 2009

    University of Phoenix is now offering credit for three Civilian Education System courses.

  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff GEN George Casey visits Army equipment displays at the Dec. 12 Army-Navy ga

    Dec 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff GEN George Casey joined hundreds of football fans at the Dec. 12 Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., who stopped by Army equipment displays outside the stadium showcasing state-of-the-art and next-generation guns, vehicles, UAVs, and robots. "Fans are excited. They like to see what the new technology is," said Thomas Banks, a TACOM engineer who stood by the 33-ton ambush-protected Buffalo vehicle.

  • No pins, no problem for new RIA-JMTC focus factory

    Dec 14, 2009

    For 140 years, Rock Island Arsenal has strived to demonstrate a readiness similar to that of a United States Soldier. The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center's Small Arms Parts Focus Factory has recently proven this dedication to preparedness and to the Soldier, once again.

  • Photo entries sought for Heritage Project contest

    Dec 11, 2009

    Entries are being sought for the Fort Monroe Online Heritage Project Photo Contest. Everyone, to include the general public and military families stationed around the world, is encouraged to participate. The contest will continue through the end of January and winning photos will be published in the Fort Monroe newspaper, the "Casemate."

  • Defender 6 Sends

    Dec 10, 2009

    In recent years, the Army and its Installations have enjoyed unprecedented levels of funding. In fiscal year 2008, the Army hit a high water mark in its fiscal history with a total annual budget exceeding $250 billion - three times more than FY 2001 funding level.

  • STX lane training at Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers as part of the Army Sustainment Command-Reserve Element participated in a Situation Training Exercise (STX) Lanes Training Nov. 15 at Rock Island Arsenal. The STX lane training focused on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to hone the Soldiers' skills and confidence to effectively function, survive and win in a combat environment. They departed RIA Nov. 18 for Fort Benning, Ga., for more training. From there, the Soldiers are slated for deployment to Southwest Asia.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for annual Leadership Symposium

    Dec 7, 2009

    Seats are filling quickly for Army Management Staff College's 5th Annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010 at Fort Belvoir, Va., so those wishing to attend should register soon.

  • Army Management Staff College extends Excellence in Education Award deadline

    Dec 7, 2009

    Army Management Staff College extended the application deadline for the 2nd annual Excellence in Education Award.

  • Natick News and Notes

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Giving thanks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Soldiers and civilians who work at the Natick Soldier Systems Center had a chance to meet a Soldier whose life was saved because of the work done here.

  • 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.

  • NSSC on Flickr

    Nov 20, 2009

  • IMCOM Commanding General's Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 20, 2009

    Each November, Americans gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings they enjoy as citizens of this great land. This Thanksgiving Day will be particularly poignant for the many thousands of Soldiers serving in harm's way and their families. As you celebrate in gratitude, let us recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of our war-fighters ensuring our security and freedom.

  • LabTV: Don't Sweat It

    Nov 20, 2009

    LabTV: Protection against insect bites is a concern for U.S. servicemembers worldwide, but the impact of topical insect repellents on sweating is unknown. This NSSC study at USAG Natick determines the affect of DEET on heat and sweating.

  • Precision airdrop technology showcased at world's largest demonstration

    Nov 19, 2009

    Yuma Proving Ground hosted the fifth biennial Precision Airdrop Technology Conference and Demonstration (PATCAD) the week of October 18th, and the turnout was the biggest yet. About 450 people from 17 different nations attended the event, necessitating a massive effort by YPG personnel to accommodate the visitors.

  • Civilian Education System registration process changes

    Nov 19, 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.

  • 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.

  • Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made

    Nov 17, 2009

    The suicide rate among Soldiers serving on active duty in 2009 is expected to exceed that of 2008 -- a statistic the Army doesn't take lightly, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

  • RDECOM earns Superior Unit Award

    Nov 16, 2009

    Army officials named the Research, Development and Engineering Command as winners of the Superior Unit Award. The award is presented by the U.S. Army for service to the nation "beyond what is expected."

  • Boston Bruins give back to the defenders of freedom

    Nov 13, 2009

    It was Military Appreciation night at the TD Garden last night and several hundred Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen were on hand for the Bruins 1-0 shootout loss against the Florida Panthers.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • RIA-JMTC launches field fuel testing system support website

    Nov 12, 2009

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center Mobile Maintenance unit is making the job of a military fuel tester a little bit easier. Staying in stride with technological advances, the team has taken advantage of the availability of the World Wide Web. One month ago, the unit launched the first and only website that supports the needs of PQASE operators. PQASE, Petroleum Quality Analysis System Enhanced, tests the quality of fuel being used on military machinery. It tells the operator if there's a problem with the fuel, if the fuel is usable, and what he or she needs to do with it to make it usable. PQASE also helps determine whether the fuel is for ground use or air use.

  • 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.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center observes moment of silence in honor of Soldiers at Fort Hood

    Nov 6, 2009

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass., observed a moment of silence on Nov. 6. It was a quiet tribute to the Soldiers who were killed or injured during the shootings at Fort Hood yesterday.

  • USGA Miami sponsors babysitting, CPR class

    Nov 6, 2009

    MIAMI, Florida -- A babysitting and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation class sponsored by the USAG-Miami Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation office and taught by the local Red Cross is giving local teenagers marketable skills and making homes safer. Jorge Medina, a local Red Cross instructor, recently took ten students, 13 to 19-years-old, through a rigorous program designed to produce confident, capable babysitters who can be trusted to watch over the most precious thing military parents have.

  • Natick News and Notes

    Nov 3, 2009

    The Natick Garrison held a town hall meeting on Oct. 13. The Garrison staff participated in a team building training exercise in the Fenway Park section of Boston on Oct. 23. Ret. Brig. Gen. J.A. "Yogi" Mangual, a former Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC) commander returned as the guest speaker for the National Disability Employment Awareness Month program.

  • IMCOM changes command

    Nov 3, 2009

    Installation Management Command said farewell to its first commanding general Monday and welcomed Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch as its new commander.

  • Natick Post Clean up

    Nov 3, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians work to clean up the installation at Natick.

  • The Materiel Enterprise: Materiel solutions for our Soldiers

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Materiel Enterprise (ME) is one of the Army's four core enterprises and is responsible for materiel management from concept to combat. The ME brings together all of the organizations and stakeholders involved in providing materiel solutions for our Soldiers. It incorporates all the materiel life cycle functions to include research, development, acquisition, testing, distribution, supply, maintenance, industrial base operations and disposal. The goal is to provide Army leadership with information and analysis to enable them to make sound decisions.

  • Robot repair shop helps keep troops safe

    Nov 2, 2009

    The Joint Robotics Repair Detachment located at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad keeps and maintains robots used for use in explosive ordnance disposal, route clearance and other missions.

  • U.S. Army Garrison, Natick, fall Post clean up

    Nov 2, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians work to clean up the installation at Natick.

  • Military will have enough H1N1 vaccine, officials say

    Nov 2, 2009

    As shipments of some 3.7 million doses of H1N1 vaccine ordered by the Defense Department continue to arrive from the manufacturer, more than enough will be available for all military personnel and their beneficiaries.

  • Executive order bans texting while driving

    Oct 30, 2009

    Texting took a back seat to safety this month with an executive order prohibiting text messaging while driving on military installations or driving anywhere in government vehicles.

  • 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.

  • President Obama signs Defense Authorization Act

    Oct 29, 2009

    Obama hailed the act, which contains $680.2 billion in military budget authority, as transformational legislation that targets wasteful defense spending.

  • Army to launch technology blog

    Oct 28, 2009

    The Army is launching a new blog to help Soldiers and the public discover a little-known side of the Army, the research, development, engineering, testing and evaluation that goes into the technologies that make Soldiers safer and more effective.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill: eligibility, entitlements, applying

    Oct 28, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Learn how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Understand your eligibility, entitlements.

  • Obama signs veterans health care legislation

    Oct 23, 2009

    President Barack Obama signed new legislation Thursday that creates predictable funding for veterans' health care.

  • 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.

  • FOIA

    Oct 20, 2009

  • NSSC Public Affairs

    Oct 20, 2009

  • NSSC Tenant Organizations

    Oct 20, 2009

  • 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.

  • Senior Commander Brig. Gen. Greene quote

    Oct 19, 2009

  • Natick Soldiers win Leapfest

    Oct 19, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Eric McPherson earned the individual championship and the Natick Soldier Systems Center team of McPherson, Sgt. 1st Class Steve Brittain, CW3 Michael Doe and Sgt. 1st Class Joe Trull earned the team title at 28th Annual Leapfest in Kingston, R.I.

  • 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.

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Security awareness - Understanding foreign disclosure

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Soldiers test Army's newest parachute in preparation for Army-wide fielding

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army's newest parachute made its Fort Lee, Va., debut as six members of the school, which will be responsible for the training the rest of the Army, logged a successful jump.

  • Natick Leader quote package

    Oct 15, 2009

    Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, Commanding General, Natick Soldier Systems Center

  • Operational Control of U.S. Army IMCOM's information management functions expected to be invisi

    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 ....

  • Army Domestic Abuse Prevention/Awareness Month

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Flu Season Information

    Oct 14, 2009

  • US Army IMCOM

    Oct 14, 2009

  • NSSC Fact Sheets

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Army, other services have record recruiting year

    Oct 14, 2009

    The military services' active and reserve components notched record recruiting numbers and signed up the highest-quality recruits ever in fiscal 2009.

  • VA to ease burden of proof requirement for some Agent Orange rulings

    Oct 14, 2009

    A new Department of Veterans Affairs ruling will soon relieve Vietnam veterans suffering from three specific illnesses from the burden of proving their ailments are linked to Agent Orange exposure to receive VA health care and disability payments.

  • AKO 'Go Mobile' to give users virtual desktop in backpack

    Oct 13, 2009

    By January, Soldiers on the go will be able to do just about anything they do now on their desktop computer if they're issued portable equipment attached to a cell phone.

  • About NSSC

    Oct 13, 2009

  • NSSC Command Group

    Oct 13, 2009

  • US Army PM FSS

    Oct 13, 2009

  • US Army PM Soldier Equipment

    Oct 13, 2009