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  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Commit to be fit, join Great American Smokeout

    Nov 15, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO - Come join us in celebrating the American Cancer Society 37th observance of the Great American Smokeout. Over the years, this event has dramatically changed American's attitudes about smoking and has sparked community programs and smoke-free laws that are saving lives. Believe it or not, quitting for even one day is an important step towards a healthier life.

  • 2013 Military Family Appreciation Month PSA

    Nov 15, 2013

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command senior noncommissioned Soldiers recognize the Army Family during Military Family Appreciation Month. It is observed every November to recognize and honor Army families for their contributions and sacrifices. The Army recognizes that the selfless dedication and commitment of Army families directly contributes to the readiness of our Soldiers. Families are the force.

  • VIDEO: Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 15, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • NSSC holds clothing drive for homeless veterans

    Nov 14, 2013

    According to the Center for American Progress, there were more than 62,000 homeless veterans on any given night in the United States in 2012. This equates to 13 percent of the entire homeless population.

  • POW/MIA chair dedicated at Natick

    Nov 13, 2013

    Today, there are still more than 83,000 American troops missing in action, according to the Department of Defense Prisoner of War-Missing Personnel Office.

  • NSSC participates in Veterans Day ceremonies

    Nov 12, 2013

    Participants with ties to the Natick Soldier Systems Center were involved in three Veterans Day celebrations Nov. 11 in Natick and Wayland.

  • Rucking for a cause at Natick

    Nov 6, 2013

    On Nov. 10, 2013, about 200 people around the world, including Capt. Justin Fitch of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., will be rucking for 12 hours to raise money and awareness for veterans and families who deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal ideations and tendencies.

  • Energizing base camps of the future

    Nov 6, 2013

    Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • Preserving out-of-this-world food

    Nov 5, 2013

    Getting enough vitamins in one's diet is tough enough on this planet. Consider the health of astronauts in extended spaceflight.

  • NSRDEC deploys energy-efficient tents for testing

    Oct 29, 2013

    A group of shelters were sent to the Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility to be tested by both the Army and Air Force recently as part of the "Advanced, Energy-Efficient Shelter Systems for Contingency Basing and Other Applications" program.

  • Army researcher looks for cold facts

    Oct 28, 2013

    Maj. David DeGroot, Ph.D., went looking for the cold facts, and after years of study, he may have them.

  • Natick Soldier exchanges gifts, admiration with patriotic Red Sox player

    Oct 24, 2013

    On a late June day at Fenway Park in Boston, Master Sgt. Miguel Chacon was looking on with great pleasure as Red Sox players signed autographs for his three children and dozens of others when he felt something hit him on the side.

  • Soldier appreciates work done at Natick

    Oct 23, 2013

    No one understands better than a Soldier what his or her peers need in the field. That's why Sgt. 1st Class Adam Adams has such an appreciation for the work done at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Kids have a 'spooktacular' time at the 'Fall Family Day'

    Oct 22, 2013

    What do you get when you mix arts and crafts, costumes, "trunk-or-treating" and drive-in movies?

  • Doing lab work for 'HEROES'

    Oct 21, 2013

    Ten students from the UMass Lowell Co-op Scholars Program worked during the summer with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, as part of the Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers, or HEROES, program.

  • Greata holds Natick 'All Hands'

    Oct 15, 2013

    Lt. Col. Brian Greata, U.S. Army Garrison Natick commander, held an "All Hands" Oct. 10 at Hunter Auditorium.

  • Natick holds inaugural NCO Induction Ceremony

    Oct 8, 2013

    Followers became leaders as six noncommissioned officers were recognized Sept. 30 at U.S. Army Garrison Natick's inaugural NCO Induction Ceremony.

  • Furlough Status Update

    Oct 6, 2013

    All NSSC organizations should have received guidance from their higher commands on the status of the furlough for their organization. Employees should check with their supervisors for their status and reporting instructions, if applicable, for Monday, 7 October.

  • Government Shutdown

    Oct 1, 2013

    Due to the Government shutdown, the NSSC homepage will not be updated until further notice. The next update will have instructions for NSSC employees to return to work.

  • Soldier input aids Army researchers

    Sep 27, 2013

    Engineers from Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center solicited ideas for future combat vehicle projects from Arrowhead Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army surgeon general visits USARIEM

    Sep 25, 2013

    During a visit to the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, the Army surgeon general and commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command learned more about the important work being done here for service members.

  • Showcasing community offerings, activities

    Sep 25, 2013

    In an effort to get the word out about community offerings and activities, the Natick Army Community Service hosted a showcase Sept. 24.

  • Putting combat rations packaging on a diet

    Sep 23, 2013

    When it comes to combat rations packaging, Lauri Kline would like to put the Defense Department on something of a diet.

  • Natick observes Hispanics serving our nation with pride and honor

    Sep 18, 2013

    In celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, the Natick Soldier Systems Center welcomed former U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez as guest speaker at its Sept. 17 observance.

  • Army developing tool to reduce altitude sickness in deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2013

    It is no secret that Soldiers must prevail in all kinds of terrain and climates to complete missions. Afghanistan, for example, boasts mountains with elevations higher than 24,000 feet.

  • Living free from PTSD

    Sep 17, 2013

    Silouan Green -- a writer, musician, post traumatic stress disorder survivor and motivational speaker -- was in a tragic jet crash while serving as a U.S. Marine. A host of complications and medical conditions followed, lowering him into the hell of PTSD.

  • Natick Soldiers, civilians remember 9/11

    Sep 11, 2013

    At exactly 8:46 a.m., the Soldiers and civilians of the Natick Soldier Systems Center took a moment to pause and remember 9/11.

  • White House official visits Natick

    Sep 10, 2013

    Dr. Patricia Falcone, associate director for National Security and International Affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, received orientation tours and addressed the workforce during a Sept. 4 visit to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • Civilians learn about Soldier life

    Sep 6, 2013

    NATICK, Mass. (Sept. 6, 2013) -- It's not every day you arrive for work and line up in formation if you are a civilian, but that was the case during the one-week Basic Greening Program at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center this summer.

  • Force Providers train at Base Camp Integration Lab

    Sep 4, 2013

    Soldiers of the 542nd Quartermaster Company, 301st Regional Support Group, headquartered in Fairview, Pa., participated in an annual training at the Base Camp Integration Lab at Fort Devens, Mass., this summer.

  • Natick celebrates women's right to vote

    Aug 29, 2013

    On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified extending the right to vote to women, and advancing our nation's long journey for full equality to all Americans.

  • Families camp out at the MWR 'Point'

    Aug 20, 2013

    All summer long families have been able to join in the fun of float-in movies at the Gibson Pool at Natick Soldier Systems Center. On Aug. 17 families watched a few movies while laying poolside or floating around and had a chance to incorporate another family summer activity: camping!

  • Adding new punch to aerial deliveries

    Aug 16, 2013

    It sounds like something you might find in a boxing gym, but the "Enhanced Speed Bag" system actually could provide a potent new punch to aerial deliveries in Afghanistan.

  • Kennedy visits Natick as part of STEM tour

    Aug 14, 2013

    As part of his "STEM Tour of Massachusetts," Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visited Natick Soldier Systems Center Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Natick personnel get '30 Minutes to Win It'

    Aug 7, 2013

    Getting sculpted legs that you can run with for days … 100 squats each day. Having chiseled arms that can probably lift a Buick … 200 push-ups every day. Having rock-hard abs fit for washing the laundry … 300 sit-ups each day. Knowing that you're getting into shape and leading a healthier life … priceless.

  • Finding their way through the woods

    Jul 31, 2013

    Marksmanship, physical fitness and Army warrior tasks are primary aspects of Army training. While not a first thought, land navigation is just as important.

  • Natick develops holster for M320 grenade launcher

    Jul 25, 2013

    When the M320 40mm grenade launcher was introduced to replace the M203 in 2009, it put a new, more lethal weapon into the hands of the individual Soldier. There was one question, however. How would he or she best carry it?

  • Student scientists go 'Inside the NFL'

    Jul 22, 2013

    The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade eCYBERMISSION STEM competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions.

  • A moveable feast

    Jul 17, 2013

    They grew up on the same block in Seattle, but Lt. Col. Tim Haley and Deborah Haley didn't meet each other until later.

  • Natick segment to air on 'Only in America'

    Jul 12, 2013

    When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can "Git-R-Done" quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. That's what "Larry the Cable Guy" discovered Nov. 8, 2012, when the comedian known for that blue-collar catch phrase brought the crew of his popular History Channel TV series "Only in America" to NSSC for a visit. The segment will air Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. EDT.

  • Greata holds first town hall

    Jul 10, 2013

    Lt. Col. Brian Greata held his first town hall July 9 as commander of U.S. Army Garrison Natick.

  • TRADOC leads review of MOS standards, gender integration

    Jul 2, 2013

    As U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to design the force of the future, it will also review the standards for all Soldiers -- men and women alike -- to support the future force.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Risk: a common denominator

    Jul 1, 2013

    Anyone who has ever had a college philosophy class is familiar with the question, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Multiple interpretations of the answer have been given by great minds through the years, but one simple premise is this: The lion's share of human perception is made up of only what we actually observe. Trees fall in the forest all the time, but it's not an "event" unless someone is there to see or hear it.

  • Senior enlisted noncommissioned officer position changes hands

    Jul 1, 2013

    Network Enterprise Technology Command observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant major to another.

  • Natick lifeguards pool resources

    Jun 27, 2013

    It's that time of year again -- time for fun in the sun and endless hours by the pool.

  • Combat Feeding Directorate looks for innovation through 'hackathon'

    Jun 27, 2013

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Combat Feeding Directorate has signed a partnership intermediary agreement with Boston's hack/reduce, which will hold the first-ever mobile data "hackathon" with Department of Defense data.

  • 401st AFSB executes Force Provider retrograde throughout Afghanistan

    Jun 26, 2013

    As forces in Afghanistan drawdown in preparation for the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops by February 2014, so will the life support equipment needed to sustain personnel deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 'Beetle Bailey' draws attention to post-traumatic stress

    Jun 25, 2013

    Fans of the long-running comic strip "Beetle Bailey" got a bit of a surprise, June 16, 2013, when its creator, Mort Walker, chose to set aside his usual military-inspired humor to draw attention to a more serious subject.

  • Riding the Beast

    Jun 20, 2013

    It was the summer of 1980, and I was a young airman stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in southwestern Idaho. I'd recently been promoted to E-3 and decided to reward myself by purchasing a motorcycle. Of course, I wanted the biggest, fastest bike I could afford.

  • Greata takes command of Natick garrison

    Jun 20, 2013

    Two years and 10 days after taking the leadership of the U.S. Army Garrison- Natick, Lt. Col. Frank Sobchak handed off command to Lt. Col. Brian Greata in a June 20 ceremony at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Researcher from Natick receives prestigious citation for a lifetime of stellar science

    Jun 19, 2013

    Dr. Andrew Young, division chief for the Military Nutrition Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, was recently honored with the American College of Sports Medicine's Citation Award for his professional contributions over his 36-year career in science.

  • Putting new boots on the ground

    Jun 17, 2013

    What it all comes down to is keeping Soldiers' minds on their missions in Afghanistan, rather than on their feet. That's how Ben Cooper views the development of the Hot Weather Mountain Combat Boot at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, which began in spring 2011.

  • Celebrating in the Army's birthplace

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center observed the 238th Army Birthday with a June 14 cake-cutting ceremony in the state where it came into being in 1775.

  • 'Huge Red Sox fan' re-enlists at Fenway Park

    Jun 13, 2013

    On the grounds of historic Fenway Park, Sgt. Jon Weymouth once again chose to serve his country, re-enlisting this spring as his oldest son, father, and fellow Soldiers stood by his side to support him.

  • Working to bring home missing brothers, sisters

    Jun 10, 2013

    Jason Kaye and other members of the Joint Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command seek to account for every American service member missing in this nation's conflicts since World War II.

  • Doona receives Outstanding Service Award

    Jun 10, 2013

    Dr. Christopher Doona, a Physical Chemist on the Molecular Sciences and Engineering Team (MSET) at the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), received the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Non-thermal Processing Division (NPD) of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) this month.

  • 'Above-normal' hurricane season arrives, requires preparation

    Jun 3, 2013

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction Center predicted an "above-normal" hurricane season for 2013. Military communities in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast should assess how vulnerable they are, and review their emergency plans to ensure they weather the storm safely.

  • Natick holds 'Summer Safety Day'

    Jun 3, 2013

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center conducted its Summer Safety Day May 30.

  • Between a 'rock or something' and an MRE

    May 31, 2013

    The Flameless Ration Heater, developed at Natick to warm up Meals, Ready-to-Eat in the field, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

  • AMC deputy commander visits Natick

    May 28, 2013

    The deputy commanding general of Army Materiel Command got a close look at the many things that Natick Soldier Systems Center does each day for the joint warfighter during a May 24 visit to the installation.

  • Natick works toward becoming stress free

    May 24, 2013

    With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is important to take a minute to step back and simply … relax. Soldiers and civilians at Natick Soldier Systems Center had a chance to do just that May 23 at the Army Community Services seminar about managing stress.

  • Knee brace puts 'a spring in your step'

    May 23, 2013

    Weight, hinge design, and assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks.

  • NSSC Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Hotline -- 508-395-9141

    May 23, 2013

    The NSSC SHARP hotline is 508-395-9141

  • PM Force Sustainment Systems looks ahead, supports Pacific strategy

    May 22, 2013

    What covers half the world's surface, contains 50 percent of its population, and spans 9,000 miles and 16 time zones? Give up? Well, it's the U.S. Pacific Command area of operation.

  • Natick observes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 21, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians gathered at the Natick Soldier Systems Center to observe Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 15.

  • Soldiers, veterans celebrate Armed Forces Week at Natick

    May 20, 2013

    In conjunction with Armed Forces Week, Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., held a series of gatherings for current Soldiers and veterans, May 15-17, 2013.

  • BG Daniel P. Hughes, NSSC Commanding General

    May 15, 2013

  • New NSSC senior commander introduced to media

    May 15, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Daniel P. Hughes, the new senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, met with local media during a May 14 news conference at Grant Conference Center.

  • Natick Soldier makes impressive marathon debut in tribute to Boston victims

    May 15, 2013

    Running as a tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, Maj. Owen Hill of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine made a memorable marathon debut of his own on Mother's Day.

  • Natick exercise highlights cooperation with local authorities

    May 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Mass., police and security personnel trained with Natick Police Department officers during an active shooter and hostage scenario, May 8, 2013, that was part of a two-day antiterrorism/emergency management exercise.

  • Soldiers participate in 'Run-Walk to Home Base' at Fenway Park

    May 7, 2013

    More than 2,000 people, including hundreds of current service members, gathered May 4 at Fenway Park for the annual "Run-Walk to Home Base" to help those with the "invisible wounds of war."

  • On guard against traumatic brain injuries

    May 6, 2013

    They tend to be older, more experienced, and more likely to have families, but deployed members of the National Guard share something in common with their active-duty brothers and sisters -- the likelihood of suffering from traumatic brain injuries, or TBI.

  • Natick Soldier plans 'quiet little tribute' to Boston victims

    May 3, 2013

    When he heard that some of those prevented from finishing the recent Boston Marathon would honor bombing victims by entering and completing another marathon, Maj. Owen Hill knew he could do but one thing -- lace up his running shoes and join them in the tribute.

  • Children see what parents do at Natick to help Soldiers

    Apr 29, 2013

    Children ages 9-18 participated in the 16th annual Bring Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the Natick Soldier Systems Center on April 19. The 117 girls and boys witnessed firsthand what their parents and other scientists and engineers do when they come to work at the "Natick Labs," the name by which the base is known in the area.

  • National Guard Soldiers recall heroic actions at Boston Marathon

    Apr 25, 2013

    When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013, three members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard followed their instincts and training, helping to save lives in the process.

  • NSSC to host Armed Forces Day celebration

    Apr 23, 2013

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center will hold its first Armed Forces Day celebration May 18. The event, open to the public, will include a 5-kilometer run, installation tours, and military displays from the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

  • Moment of Silence in honor of Boston Marathon Bombing victims

    Apr 23, 2013

    One week ago, on the morning of April 15th, we celebrated the Boston Marathon which is itself a celebration of Patriot's Day; that day when the citizens of this region took action that would culminate in the birth of this nation. At this time, one week ago, our city and our nation were stunned as we were pulled once again into the reality of Evil's ugly presence. We were shocked, but not dumbstruck; we were rattled, but not stilled. We are grieved, but resolute that the greatness of our city and region will continue forward.

  • Natick employees endure Boston Marathon tragedy

    Apr 16, 2013

    About five minutes earlier, Shivaun Pacitto had crossed the finish line in the 117th Boston Marathon. She was milling about with hundreds of other runners who were waiting to receive their medals and space blankets to ward off the spring chill. Then everything changed.

  • Reservist serves missions worlds apart - from Natick to Bagram

    Apr 15, 2013

    Army Reserve Command Sgt. Maj. David Sanborn, normally the chief of Master Planning at U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Mass., has been serving since Oct. 6, 2012, as the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Garrison-Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Modular appliances to dramatically improve field feeding

    Apr 12, 2013

    A versatile new suite of modular appliances promises to make feeding Soldiers in the field a more energy-efficient, cleaner, cooler and quieter process.

  • West Point Cadets, MIT students solve challenges at Soldier Design Competition

    Apr 9, 2013

    Undergraduate students from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, participated in the 10th annual Soldier Design Competition held at MIT, April 4, 2013.

  • Weymouth High School students visit Natick

    Apr 4, 2013

    Robotics and Culinary Arts students from Weymouth High School visited the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center on March 25. The group of 20 toured and learned about different aspects of Soldier life and the science that makes up their equipment.

  • Natick wounded warrior, Reservist deploying to Afghanistan

    Apr 2, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Brian Scott is getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan as a squad leader with the 344th Military Police Company, an Army Reserve unit out of Massachusetts, after being wounded in Iraq only five years ago.

  • NSRDEC patents help Army into 'Top 100 Global Innovators'

    Apr 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army and Navy were named among Thomson Reuters' Top 100 Global Innovators for 2012. This is the first time any government agency has ever made this list.

  • Natick testing beneficial in uncertain climate

    Mar 28, 2013

    In an era of budgetary uncertainty, the Doriot Climatic Chambers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., recently conducted tests that not only saved taxpayer money, but generated revenue.

  • Natick researchers team up with Norwegian Army to measure nutritional needs during Arctic ski march

    Mar 27, 2013

    A group of scientists from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine recently returned from a field study in which they teamed up with the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment and the Norwegian Army from the Garnisonen i Sør-Varanger in Kirkenes, Norway, to assess the physiological demands of a multi-day winter training exercise.

  • USARIEM unveils redesigned website

    Mar 22, 2013

    The U. S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, unveiled their redesigned institute website Monday in an effort to combine multimedia information and products in one easily-accessible location.

  • Studying the Soldier as an athlete

    Mar 21, 2013

    To better understand how carrying heavy loads affects Soldiers, Tyler Brown, Ph.D., looks at them as if they were athletes.

  • Women's History Month observed at Natick

    Mar 21, 2013

    Former Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Sheila Widnall spoke at the Natick Soldier Systems Center's Women's History Month program March 20. This year's theme was "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics."

  • Natick holds successful Health and Wellness Fair

    Mar 20, 2013

    Twenty-five exhibitors from on and off the installation participated March 13 in the 2013 Natick Soldier Systems Center Health and Wellness Fair, which seeks to encourage a healthier workforce.

  • Rigid-wall camp saves money, fuel, water

    Mar 18, 2013

    When it comes to providing comfortable living spaces for deployed Soldiers while saving time, money, fuel and water, rigid walls beat canvas every time.

  • U.S. Sen. Warren visits Natick

    Mar 18, 2013

    U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2013, as the installation braced for the impact of across-the-board budget cuts, known as sequestration.

  • 'Taste of MetroWest' samples operational rations

    Mar 14, 2013

    Armed with 50 pounds of operational rations for hungry partakers, food technologists from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate had plenty to share with the crowd of more than 1,000 people at the third annual "Taste of MetroWest" March 12 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel.

  • '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.

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