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'Fighting fuel' for military aviators
Mar 13, 2013
Eating on the go can be tough, especially when your job requires you to fly an aircraft for the U.S. military. The Aircrew Build to Order Meal Module (ABOMM), designed by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, or CFD, will make refueling these aviators a lot easier.
Liberal leave for Friday, March 8
Mar 8, 2013
Technical Director Spotlight: Obusek focuses on Soldiers
Mar 8, 2013
Dr. Jack Obusek is the technical director of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. He leads about 700 Department of the Army employees and 16 Soldiers. He oversees about 100 contractors and executes an annual program budget of about $353 million.
Natick provides large shelters for Soldiers
Mar 7, 2013
The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate works with Soldiers to help erect and provide shelters, and sometimes works alongside them when both civilian and military personnel are deployed to countries like Afghanistan.
Sharing his recipe for success at Natick
Mar 7, 2013
Take a boyhood working for family food businesses in Boston's famed North End, add plenty of intelligence, hard work and people skills, spice it all with self-deprecating humor, and you have Gerry Darsch's recipe for success at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate.
Heading for home to help veterans
Mar 5, 2013
How often does one get the chance to run on the field at Fenway Park, cross home plate, and help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families -- all on the same day?
New Natick CSM 'knows what the Soldiers need'
Mar 1, 2013
More than just thousands of miles separate Afghanistan from U.S. Army Garrison Natick. Just ask Sgt. Maj. Robert Beausoleil, who recently went from one to the other. Beausoleil arrived here Oct. 22, signed in at USAG-Natick Dec. 10, and will have his assumption of responsibility ceremony March 4 as Natick's command sergeant major.
Teaching an old water can new tricks
Mar 1, 2013
A system developed by researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, would help bring water to Soldiers in the field, either cool or heat it, and then keep it that way for days at a time.
The invisible enemy of the Afghanistan mountains
Feb 26, 2013
When they deploy rapidly to the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, U.S. Soldiers confront more than the enemy. At heights exceeding 8,200 feet, they must worry about the effects of altitude on their mental performance and about their susceptibilities to Acute Mountain Sickness.
Self-cleaning clothing: wear without wear
Feb 25, 2013
Imagine a world without dirty clothes. Quoc Truong, physical scientist at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, wants to make that a reality.
Will 'Ironman' reach the end zone?
Feb 25, 2013
The Large Capacity Ammunition Carriage System, or "Ironman," began as the brainchild of Iowa National Guardsmen and was named one of the Army's top inventions of 2010. The system was recently assessed by Soldiers in Afghanistan.
NSRDEC, UMass Lowell to work together for Soldiers
Feb 22, 2013
Scientists and engineers from Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center will join faculty and student researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in a new research and development initiative that was announced Feb. 7 at the UMass Lowell campus.
African American/Black History Month observed
Feb 21, 2013
African American/Black History Month was observed at Natick Soldier Systems Center during a Feb. 20 celebration that focused on significant milestones.
RoboNatick team receives FIRST Connect Award for community outreach
Feb 21, 2013
Natick High School's RoboNatick teams received the FIRST Technology Challenge's Connect award for their connections with their local community and the engineering community, specifically Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.
Budget uncertainty and Natick
Feb 21, 2013
In the face of current budgetary uncertainties, the Department of Defense informed Congress on Feb. 20 of its intention to administratively furlough DoD civilian employees for 22 days during Fiscal Year 2013 if no resolution is found.
NSSC Installation Status Update, Tuesday March 19 We are Closed!!!
Feb 7, 2013
Team NSSC, NSSC Installation Status Update as of 0500 March 19, 2013 NSSC is Closed today because of the snow fall last night and the continued accumulation expected this morning.
Natick, UMass Lowell to work together for Soldiers
Feb 7, 2013
Scientists and engineers from Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will join faculty and student researchers from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in a new research and development initiative that was announced Feb. 7, 2013, at the UMass Lowell campus.
'Sunshine' comes to Natick's Doriot Climatic Chambers
Jan 30, 2013
A new Solar Simulation Unit has allowed the Doriot Climatic Chambers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., to replicate sunshine.
Army studying special operators' nutritional needs
Jan 24, 2013
A typical service member in garrison needs to consume about 3,250 calories a day for sustenance. Maj. Aaron Crombie, Ph.D., of the Military Nutrition Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, is in the process of estimating how much more a special operator should eat.
'I Have a Dream' speech re-enacted at Natick
Jan 24, 2013
Nearly a half-century after it was delivered, his "I Have a Dream" speech was re-enacted Jan. 23 during a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday at Natick Soldier Systems Center.
Army War College Fellows visit Natick
Jan 23, 2013
Army War College Fellows at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University and Harvard University learned about the important work done at the Natick Soldier Systems Center during a Jan. 18 visit to the installation.
Natick tube foods keep U-2 pilots flying high
Jan 18, 2013
Tube foods, produced only by the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, keep Air Force U-2 reconnaissance pilots and NASA ER-2 pilots nourished during their long flights.
Secretary of the Army sees science behind the Soldier
Jan 15, 2013
On his visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Secretary of the Army John McHugh saw some of the unique facilities and the science behind the Soldier
Improvements to Individual First Aid Kits
Jan 15, 2013
Rich Landry from the Natick Soldier Systems Center explains improvements to the Individual First Aid Kits.
Garrison commander holds town hall
Jan 10, 2013
In his first town hall of 2013 on Jan. 8, U.S. Army Garrison-Natick Commander Lt. Col. Frank Sobchak introduced his incoming sergeant major, looked back on the achievements of 2012, and ahead to the potential challenges of the new year.
Natick makes resupply from sky possible
Jan 8, 2013
Dozens of forward operating bases and thousands of service members depend on supplies that drop daily from the sky and Afghanistan is shaping up to be the largest combat aerial resupply operation in history.
'Lights Out' for energy savings at Natick
Jan 3, 2013
Something as simple as turning off office lights, office equipment, and hallway and bathroom lights not in use could save lots of energy and money.
After 32 years of service, Natick researcher says farewell
Jan 3, 2013
After more than 30 years of service to the U.S. Army, Dr. Michael N. Sawka has retired.
Natick Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam at NSRDEC
Dec 20, 2012
A group of representatives from Natick High School Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam held a discussion at the Natick Soldier Systems Center regarding their ideas for an ice search and rescue remotely-operated vehicle (ROV). The team is being funded $10,000 by the Lemelson-MIT Program whose goal is to assist students, teachers and mentors with their invention projects. The team made a separate trip to Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to learn about and tour the Prototype Shop in particular. Different subject matter experts led the students in a guided tour of the facilities and explained the varying types of equipment, materials, and designs the shop offers as well as constructs.
NSRDEC part of STEM meeting at local community college
Dec 20, 2012
Employers, various local schools, and an assortment of businesses conferred together at Bristol Community College December 5. Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center representatives Rebecca Engle and David Querim discussed the Labs' STEM involvement with interested listeners, highlighting the teacher training and multiple student-oriented programs the Labs offers on a regular basis.
Natick Soldier serves as toxicology subject matter expert during Massachusetts drug lab panel
Dec 20, 2012
Lt. Col. Robert Roussel, the Deputy Commander of USARIEM and Forensic Toxicology Consultant to the Army's Surgeon General, provided his insight into best lab practices during the Massachusetts House Committee Post Audit and Oversight Hearing on the State Drug Lab that took place in light of recent Massachusetts state lab scandals on Nov. 28, 2012.
'BigBelly' devours waste at Natick
Dec 13, 2012
When it comes to devouring waste, the Natick Soldier Systems Center has found a hungry helper in the BigBelly Solar Intelligent Waste and Recycling Collection System.
NSSC thanks Natick Fire Department
Dec 13, 2012
Col. Kevin Hillman visited the Natick Fire Department Dec. 12 to thank its chief and firefighters for their quick response to a small fire Nov. 27 at Natick Soldier Systems Center.
Natick official named to Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council
Dec 12, 2012
An official from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center was named to the Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory Council in Massachusetts.
Defeating the holiday blues
Dec 6, 2012
If you ever invite Sporty King to a party, you won't have to worry much about whether he's having fun.
NOVA features Natick food technologist's 'secret life'
Nov 26, 2012
As he described his work and personal life, Tom Yang asked, "So, am I a nerd?" You decide.
2012 NSSC Angel Tree Program announced
Nov 26, 2012
Each year generous members of our community come forward to support those in our family who need financial assistance through the Angel Tree Program. Coordinated by Army Community Service staff, the program is designed to support Soldier and Civilian families, as well as unaccompanied/single Soldiers stationed at Natick.
Natick Soldiers, employees help soup kitchen
Nov 20, 2012
A Soldier's boots tend to get a bit more wear than those of the average person. This is especially true for Spc. Rebecca Fant of Natick Soldier Systems Center, who gave up an extra pair of her boots to a woman without shoes during a weekly trip to a local soup kitchen.
Paving the way to Natick's future
Nov 19, 2012
When it comes to the future of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Town of Natick may be about to provide a better road to success.
Natick observes National Native American Heritage Month
Nov 16, 2012
A member of the Nation of Arawak Indians spoke to the Natick Soldier Systems Center community, Nov. 15, 2012, during NSSC's National Native American Heritage Month observance in Hunter Auditorium.
Veterans Day event brings together veterans, students
Nov 14, 2012
Soldiers and representatives from the Natick Soldier Systems Center attended the Kennedy Middle School's 10th Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 9.
NSSC holds 2012 Winter Safety Day
Nov 7, 2012
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Natick Soldier Systems Center held its 2012 Winter Safety Day on Nov. 2.
Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine
Nov 6, 2012
An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2012."
NSRDEC representatives tour Natick High School for "Future Ready" initiative
Nov 5, 2012
Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center representatives were among business and community leaders hosted Oct. 25, 2012, by Natick High School, which kicked off its "Future Ready" program.
Natick researcher helps Army to marathon silver medal
Nov 2, 2012
Maria Urso of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine helped the All-Army women's team to a second-place finish in the Armed Forces Marathon, held Oct. 28 as part of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.
RDECOM, NSRDEC representatives attend STEM summit
Nov 1, 2012
Representatives from Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were among more than 1,000 people who attended the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, held Oct. 11, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.
Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets
Nov 1, 2012
A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.
NSSC open Tuesday, Oct. 30
Oct 28, 2012
As of 9:15 p.m., Oct. 29, NSSC will be open on Tuesday, Oct. 30, during normal duty hours. Liberal leave is in effect for employees seriously affected by the storm. Contact your supervisor for further guidance.
Natick employees participate in 'greening' event
Oct 25, 2012
About 40 Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering employees experienced what it is like to be a Soldier when they participated in a "greening" event, Oct. 11, 2012.
Boston program helps veterans finally reach home
Oct 25, 2012
The Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital teamed up in 2009 to form the "Home Base Program" to treat veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.
'Can't' not in guest speaker's vocabulary
Oct 25, 2012
Don't tell Jothy Rosenberg that he can't do something. He'll just prove you wrong.
'Fearless Felix' historic space jump has Natick ties
Oct 22, 2012
The Equivital Life Monitor that "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner strapped on before his 128,100-foot, record-breaking jump was supported and developed with the assistance of researchers at the U.S. Army research Institute of Environmental Medicine's Biophysical and Biomedical Modeling Division, in Natick, Mass.
Forum seeks to improve efficiency, morale
Oct 17, 2012
The best time to discuss problems is before they ever arise. That's the idea behind the Natick Soldier systems Center Labor-Management Forum, which meets regularly with a goal to improve organizational efficiency and employee morale on the installation.
Natick researcher, Reserve Soldier is true marathon woman
Oct 16, 2012
According to the old saying, life is a marathon, not a sprint. For Maria Urso, Ph.D, that's literally and figuratively true.
Oct 12, 2012
November 6, 2012 is Election Day. Find out more about how you can vote in this election.
Natick scientists use mathematics to battle Listeria
Oct 11, 2012
Christopher Doona, a civilian senior research chemist with NSRDEC's Materials and Defense Sciences Division, has done plenty of research on Listeria and understands just how dangerous this pathogen can be.
Natick engineer back from Afghanistan after 18 months
Oct 9, 2012
Steve Belmore, a mechanical engineer with the Systems Equipment and Engineering Team, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, spent 18 months with the Corps' Afghanistan Engineer District-South.
National Weather Service deems Natick StormReady
Oct 4, 2012
The National Weather Service has recognized the Natick Soldier Systems Center as a StormReady military installation. NSSC is the first military installation in New England to be certified as StormReady.
Curbing base camps' appetites for fuel, water
Oct 1, 2012
A 450-person Force Provider base camp was established at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to demonstrate energy- and water-saving technologies.
MATS-B microwave installed at AmeriQual assists CFD at Natick
Sep 26, 2012
Fifteen years of development between Washington State University and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center led to a revolutionary change in food sterilization: a microwave. This microwave is not your typical at-home microwave; it is a sophisticated piece of equipment that uses a rapid sterilization technique to create shelf-stable food.
Modular Backpack Panel to allow Soldiers to carry heavy, unwieldy loads
Sep 25, 2012
Lightening Soldiers' loads has always weighed heavily on Rich Landry's mind. While more and more equipment is being developed to assist them on the battlefield, Landry worries how Soldiers will carry it all over rugged terrain in places such as Afghanistan without incident or injury.
Army Research helps firefighter recruits reduce injuries
Sep 24, 2012
Researchers at Natick's U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow, Mass., in an effort to reduce injuries in recruits.
American fashion trends set by Natick?
Sep 20, 2012
When it comes to fashion, America looks to, well, the Natick Soldier Systems Center, as it turns out.
Soldiers and ORISE interns explore Natick
Sep 20, 2012
One challenge at the Natick Soldier System Center is all the labs, experiments, and research done on the 78-acre base that most employees do not have the opportunity to see. A group toured the base on September 19 and saw four different labs within the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center.
Deploying Soldiers test new female body armor prototype
Sep 18, 2012
Female Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan are getting a chance to weigh in on the latest innovation in personal protective equipment: body armor designed specifically to fit them.
Natick Soldier Systems Center weighs in against hunger
Sep 13, 2012
Soldiers and civilians from the Natick Soldier Systems Center weighed in against hunger recently by donating 711 pounds of non-perishable food items to local charities as part of the "Feds Feed Families" program.
Widow shares Marine's story to save others from suicide
Sep 13, 2012
Kim Ruocco regularly relives her darkest days -- her husband's suicide and the downward spiral that led to it -- to save other military families from the same heartbreak.
Natick Soldier Systems Center remembers 9/11
Sep 11, 2012
Soldiers and civilians of the Natick Soldier Systems Center gathered near the flag pole to remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Teachers become students at NSRDEC
Sep 6, 2012
Teachers became students again for a few days this summer as they raced and recorded data for Lego robots or studied dimensions of golf balls and designed their own simulations at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center through "Materials World Modules" training.
McGuiness says goodbye to Natick
Sep 5, 2012
Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness left an indelible mark on Natick Soldier Systems Center in his 16 months as its senior commander, which come to an end with his Sept. 14 change-of-responsibility ceremony.
Natick commander hosts final town hall
Sep 4, 2012
In his final town hall meeting as senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness reminded the NSSC workforce Aug. 30 of their special role in the Department of Defense.
State-of-the art automated range opens at Fort Devens
Aug 30, 2012
What has been called the newest and most technologically advanced rifle range in the Army opened Aug. 29 at Fort Devens, Mass.
Natick lets sun shine in warehouse with solar light pipe system
Aug 28, 2012
Consider it the difference between night and day. At least that's the way environmental engineer Rich Valcourt looks at the new solar light pipe system that was installed recently in a warehouse at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.
Whitmer takes command of USARIEM
Aug 24, 2012
On a sunny day 777 days ago, Maj. Gen. James Gilman, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, took the unit colors from Col. Kevin Keenan and presented them to Col. Gaston Bathalon as the 17th commander of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. Today, Gilman took the unit colors from Bathalon and handed command to Col. Deborah Whitmer as the 18th USARIEM Commander.
West Point cadets waste no time studying waste-to-energy project
Aug 17, 2012
No one wants to waste a summer, particularly U.S. Military Academy cadets, who know all about making the most of their time. Ironically, a pair of West Pointers recently came to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to take part in a project that will study how to turn waste into energy on base camps.
Natick's Sanborn will be garrison CSM at Bagram
Aug 14, 2012
Dave Sanborn, chief of Master Planning at Natick Soldier Systems Center and an Army Reservist, will be the new garrison command sergeant major at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.
Poppenberger becomes PM FSS
Aug 13, 2012
Lieutenant Colonel Ross Poppenberger took over as Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems in an Aug. 9 change-of-charter ceremony at Natick Soldier Systems Center.
Bathalon says goodbye to USARIEM
Aug 9, 2012
Thirty years can pass quickly when you have been blessed to do something you love. Just ask Col. Gaston Bathalon, who will put the finishing touches on his three-decade Army career Aug. 24, the date he relinquishes command of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center.
Operational Energy Day shines light on Army's future
Aug 8, 2012
The Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass., is a glimpse into the Army's future. Testing is under way there on innovative technologies to produce and conserve energy, reuse water and dispose of waste.
NSRDEC competes in Leapfest as only all-civilian team
Aug 6, 2012
Four Department of the Army civilians and one Soldier from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center jumped out of CH-47 Chinook helicopters Aug. 4 and 5, participating in "Leapfest 30," the International Military Parachute Competition held annually by the Rhode Island Army National Guard. Leapfest is the largest international static-line parachute competition (and training event) and is in its 30th year, making it the longest-standing event of its kind.
Northeastern University Young Scholars Visit NSRDEC on 'Science for the Soldier Day'
Aug 2, 2012
Visitors to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center July 26 on its first "Science for the Soldier Day" included Northeastern University's Young Scholars students. This program is an annual guest at NSRDEC, and this year 28 students from the Greater Boston area toured some of the base's facilities and saw a variety of fundamental science and technologies on display.
Polymerization of natural compounds may offer food, safety, medical solutions
Aug 1, 2012
Research chemists at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center believe they may have found a way to make food last longer, create better flame retardant materials, and possibly develop a cancer fighting drug?
Visitors learn about 'Science for the Soldier' at Natick
Jul 27, 2012
Science can have profound impacts on Soldiers' lives. That message came through loud and clear July 26, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., where basic research scientists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center offered their inaugural "Science for the Soldier Day."
GEMS + summertime science = fun
Jul 25, 2012
For the second year in a row the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is hosting the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts.
NSRDEC supports Land and Sea Robotics Camp
Jul 24, 2012
Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted a Land and Sea Robotics Camp for 20 middle school students assisted by 14 high school volunteers, July 9-12, 2012, and July 16-19, 2012.
Army researcher receives top White House award for scientific excellence
Jul 23, 2012
A young researcher from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine has received top honors for scientific excellence.
Massachusetts town continues tradition of service to nation, supports Community Covenant
Jul 18, 2012
Braintree, Mass., became the 28th Massachusetts community and among more than 500 nationally to sign an Armed Forces Community Covenant in a July 18, 2012, ceremony at its 100-year-old town hall.
Combat Feeding serves up varied menu
Jul 16, 2012
The "Operational Rations of the Department of Defense" ration book recently released by the DOD Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center seems to offer something for every palate.
Obusek shares Soldiers' burdens in Afghanistan
Jul 16, 2012
Dr. Jack Obusek, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center director, shared some insight he gleaned from his recent trip to Afghanistan with the NSRDEC workforce July 10.
Natick scientists defend against unseen enemies
Jul 12, 2012
Christopher Doona of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, uses the tools of science to do battle against disease-causing microorganisms.
NSRDEC offers 'Science for the Soldier Day'
Jul 11, 2012
In an effort to promote better understanding of their work, basic research scientists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center will present "Science for the Soldier Day," July 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NSSC's Lord Community Center.
What is Army Community Services?
Jul 10, 2012
Many of you may have heard about a program called Army Community Services; maybe you saw a display or a handout. But do you really know what ACS offers our community?
High school scholars visit NSRDEC
Jun 29, 2012
Thirteen students from the Research Science Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, June 26, 2012, to learn a little bit about what goes on there.
Natick team earns SOF Award
Jun 27, 2012
Two members of the Special Operations Forces Survival, Support & Equipment Systems team at Natick Soldier Systems Center received the 2012 Acquisition Innovator Team Award from the Special Operations Research, Development and Acquisition Center in a June 22 ceremony at NSSC.
Sizing up today's Soldier
Jun 26, 2012
What is the true measure of today's Soldier? If the question were philosophical, the answer could stir some debate. From a physical standpoint, however, Dr. Claire Gordon and Cynthia Blackwell will soon provide as accurate an answer as you're likely to find anywhere.
Natick welcomes community in 5K race
Jun 25, 2012
The Natick Soldier Systems Center welcomed residents from surrounding communities onto the installation June 23 for the inaugural NSSC 5K Fun Run/Walk.
Honoring the Stars and Stripes at Natick
Jun 22, 2012
The U.S. Army Garrison-Natick honors our Nation's Flag by playing Reveille in the morning and Retreat/To the Colors in the evening. Certain conduct is expected from men and women on the installation during these ceremonies.
NCO speaks of Army as 'home' during Army birthday celebration
Jun 18, 2012
In less than seven years Staff Sgt. Sharalis Canales has transformed herself from a homeless New York City resident to a well-respected noncommissioned officer at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.
Natick becoming more green
Jun 5, 2012
This close to Boston, green is a popular color -- especially with the Celtics making an unexpectedly strong run in the NBA playoffs. When people talk "green" at the Natick Soldier Systems Center these days, however, they could just as easily be discussing the environment as basketball.
'The Safety Doctor' will see you now
Jun 4, 2012
Do you get the nagging feeling that you might be flirting with an accident? Well, it could be time to see "The Safety Doctor" for a checkup.