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  • 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.

  • Combat Feeding supports Sea Air Space exhibit

    Jun 4, 2012

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate supported the Sea Air Space exhibit at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., April 16-18.

  • Natick meeting strengthens science, technology ties

    Jun 1, 2012

    Cooperation between government, private industry and academia to benefit the warfighter took center stage May 29, 2012, at the ninth meeting of the Natick Soldier Systems Center Science and Technology Board.

  • Natick Soldiers take part in 'Freedom Trail' event

    May 31, 2012

    Thirteen Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center took part in the "Freedom Trail" event May 5 at the Longfellow Sports Club in Natick.

  • Memorial Day, a dream come true for a Natick Soldier

    May 29, 2012

    In New England, Red Sox Nation is a way of life. For an Army specialist, who grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as the daughter of a church organist, and a huge Red Sox fan, Memorial Day 2012 is something Erin Jones will never forget.

  • USARIEM Soldiers shine during training exercise

    May 23, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine participated in an exercise where they faced roadside bombs, reacted to attacks and defeated the enemy all while never leaving Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass.

  • Natick Soldiers run home for PTSD, traumatic brain injury

    May 21, 2012

    A dozen active duty Soldiers and civilians from Natick Soldier Systems Center participated in the Boston Red Sox Run-Walk to Home Base, May 20, 2012.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center welcomes veterans for Armed Forces Day

    May 21, 2012

    On a normal day at the Natick Soldier Systems Center's dining facility, Soldiers mull in and out, get their lunch and go back to their place of duty. Recently, the facility was filled with stories of the past as 12 Natick veterans visited for an Armed Forces Day luncheon.

  • Force-protection exercise provides 'huge value' at Natick

    May 11, 2012

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center held its annual antiterrorism/emergency management exercise May 10, 2012, to test personnel from NSSC, other state and federal agencies, and first responders from surrounding communities, who would react to an actual crisis situation on the installation.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center to hold 5K run/walk

    May 9, 2012

    In an effort to reach out to surrounding communities, the Natick Soldier Systems Center will hold a 5K Fun Run/Walk June 23.

  • Microwave technology could revolutionize combat feeding

    May 8, 2012

    The folks at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate believe that microwave sterilization could revolutionize what Soldiers eat on the battlefield.

  • Artwork is Soldier's gift to Natick

    May 7, 2012

    Pfc. Melvin Hurn was raised in a family that appreciates creativity and service, and Hurn continues both traditions as a Soldier and an artist with exceptional talent and generosity.

  • NSSC commander holds town hall

    May 7, 2012

    The senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center reminded its workforce of their great value to service members May 3 during a town hall meeting in Hunter Auditorium.

  • Soldier technologies displayed at Massachusetts State House

    May 3, 2012

    The 6th annual Natick Soldier Systems Center Showcase was held at the Massachusetts State House, May 2, 2012. Visitors learned about what Soldiers wear, carry and eat.

  • Teachers receive STEM training at Natick

    Apr 30, 2012

    A dedicated group of high school and middle school teachers spent their April vacations developing skills at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center that they will apply later in their classrooms.

  • NSRDEC gets schooled on resilience and performance

    Apr 27, 2012

    Lt. Col. Daniel Johnston, medical director of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, briefed an audience at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center on April 9 about the different changes CSF is going through, including its effort to focus on physical well-being and assist not only the war fighter, but Soldiers' families and Army civilians.

  • Children learn about work done at Natick for Soldiers

    Apr 26, 2012

    Potential scientists, mathematicians and engineers of the future roamed the Natick Soldier Systems Center campus, April 20, 2012, during the 15th annual Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day.

  • Survivor recalls Holocaust during Natick visit

    Apr 26, 2012

    At an age when children should have nothing more to worry about than grade school, Albert Linder was simply trying to stay alive.

  • Textile technologist 'fired up' about her job at Natick

    Apr 23, 2012

    Most of us have experienced the occasional workday that goes up in flames. For Peggy Auerbach, however, that's a normal occurrence.

  • Natick begins email migration

    Apr 19, 2012

    All Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service, which means that email services will now be under Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The migration of emails will take place April 24-25 at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Soldier thanks community for family support during his deployment

    Apr 16, 2012

    When Master Sgt. Ed Devine of the 804th Medical Brigade from Fort Devens, Mass., returned in November 2011 from a yearlong deployment to Iraq, he figured he would have plenty of chores to do around the house. Devine couldn't have been more mistaken.

  • Body armor components get taken to the cleaners

    Apr 10, 2012

    Two members of the Soldier Equipment Support Team at Natick Soldier Systems Center studied the best way to commercially clean rather than replace Improved Outer Tactical Vests.

  • Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

    Apr 9, 2012

    An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform.

  • Learning self-defense at Natick

    Apr 6, 2012

    Workers at Natick Soldier Systems Center are now able to take self-defense classes during their lunch break every Thursday, thanks to Casey Burns. Burns, a Natick employee who earned his black belt in Hap Ki Do, teaches the six-week course.

  • RDECOM recognizes NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 4, 2012

    After five days of competition that pushed four Soldiers' physical abilities and technical expertise, Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman and Pfc. Joshua Inserra earned honors March 30 as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, respectively. RDECOM's enlisted corps serves an important role by acting as Soldier representatives with the Army's scientists and engineers, Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie said. RDECOM Director Dale Ormond and Beharie presented the winners Army Commendation Medals; gift certificates from AAFES and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and an RDECOM backpack filled with T-shirts.

  • Seventh-graders become Soldiers for a day

    Apr 3, 2012

    One day, you're a seventh-grader. The next day, you're a Soldier -- well, temporarily, that is.

  • Natick study looks at how Soldiers' bodies cool down

    Apr 2, 2012

    Seventeen years after four Soldiers died from hypothermia during the final phase of Ranger School, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center continue to study how the human body cools down, in hopes of one day developing medical techniques to help prevent such tragedies.

  • Witnessing 40 years of change at Natick

    Mar 29, 2012

    Chris Pentheny will never forget Valentine's Day, 1972, when he started a job where he would spend the next 40 years, at what came to be known as the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Secretary sees science behind the Soldier

    Mar 27, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center and saw the science behind the Soldier.

  • Importance of good health stressed at Natick

    Mar 27, 2012

    Ways for the workforce to stay healthy took center stage during the 2012 Health & Wellness Fair held March 23 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Putting materials through the wringer at Natick

    Mar 26, 2012

    Luisa DeMorais and her team will go to any lengths to make certain that the items service members wear and carry are performing to their full potential -- even if it means doing 96 loads of laundry in a single day.

  • Celebrating Women's History Month at Natick

    Mar 21, 2012

    Education can empower women. That was the message delivered March 21 at the U.S. Army Garrison Natick by Lt. Col. Iris M. Sobchak, the command inspector general for the Massachusetts National Guard.

  • McHugh glimpses Army energy future

    Mar 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh glimpsed the Army's energy future March 16, 2012, while attending the Army Power & Energy Initiatives Breakfast and visiting the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Army Now - The designer of the new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK

    Mar 19, 2012

    The designer of the new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK, discusses improvements to the first aid kit and how soon Soldiers will see the new kit.

  • Secretary of the Army sees 'science behind the Soldier'

    Mar 15, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh got a look at what Soldiers wear, eat and carry during a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2012.

  • Natick, Tank Armament Command work together to get gear to troops

    Mar 13, 2012

    Logistics, often perceived as an afterthought, is at the forefront of the Army's efforts to equip Soldiers with what they need in the manner that will assist them best.

  • Natick division tests Soldier performance

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is trying to find better ways to measure Soldier performance than the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Soldiers in Afghanistan rely on airdrop for logistical support

    Mar 6, 2012

    The 101st Sustainment Brigade commander and various staff members, who recently returned from Afghanistan, came to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Feb. 28 to discuss airdrop capabilities with employees.

  • For Natick Soldier, Army truly is home

    Mar 5, 2012

    Many Soldiers have called the Army their home over the years. Few have meant it more than Staff Sgt. Sharalis Canales of the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Eyes could provide windows to traumatic brain injury

    Mar 1, 2012

    Eyes might provide insight for researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, who are evaluating and working to improve methods for detecting traumatic brain injuries in Soldiers while they are still deployed.

  • Natick workers continue activity book for 'heroes'

    Mar 1, 2012

    When David Faigin took delivery of the book, he knew he held a smash hit in his hands. Never mind that it would never find its way onto the New York Times Best Sellers list. In fact, he couldn't care less that not a single copy would ever be sold.

  • Mentoring program seeks volunteers at NSSC

    Feb 23, 2012

    Since 1998, the John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation has paired adult volunteer mentors with at-risk Framingham High School students. Over 14 years, the program has helped 440 teenagers who were referred by Framingham High staff based on their needs.

  • Natick newsletter wins IMCOM journalism award

    Feb 22, 2012

    "NSSC This Week," the biweekly newsletter of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, took first place in the 2011 U.S. Army Installation Management Command Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware public affairs communications awards, which were announced Feb. 21.

  • Natick senior commander speaks on Presidents Day

    Feb 21, 2012

    The senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center could think of no better place to spend Presidents Day. That's why Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness spoke Feb. 20 to members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, situated at Faneuil Hall in Boston, during its 127th Presidents Day Luncheon.

  • Bringing immediate protection to Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Modular Ballistic Protection System, under development at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center was designed to protect Soldiers in temporary camps.

  • Ensuring Soldiers remain 'decisive edge'

    Feb 7, 2012

    The deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology said Soldiers provide the decisive edge as she outlined the role of science and technology in solving the problems and meeting the challenges confronting the Army, during a Feb. 6, 2012, visit to the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • New first aid kit being developed at Natick

    Feb 2, 2012

    The new Individual First Aid Kit being developed at the Natick Soldier Systems Center eventually will be carried by every Soldier in a combat environment.

  • Maj. Gen. Nick Justice reflects on his tour at RDECOM, APG

    Jan 31, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maj. Gen. Nick Justice will retire Feb. 13 after 42 years of U.S. Army service. He assumed command of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Dec. 4, 2009, from Maj. Gen. Paul Izzo. Dale Ormond will become RDECOM's acting director Feb. 10. The following excerpts are from Justice's exit interview with RDECOM historian Jeff Smart.

  • Natick senior commander speaks at chamber event

    Jan 31, 2012

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center senior commander served as the keynote speaker Jan. 27 at the TD Bank Breakfast Series held by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce at the Courtyard by Marriott in Natick.

  • Wool possible high-performance fiber for combat clothing

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is evaluating wool fabrics for use in combat clothing.

  • Fueling shelters at half the cost

    Jan 26, 2012

    Imagine cutting your home fuel consumption costs in half. That would be tough enough in a conventional house. Now think about trying it in a tent.

  • Natick uses efficient airdrop testing

    Jan 26, 2012

    Drop zone testing options for the Airdrop Technology Team at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center have been used to ensure Science and Technology research projects stay on schedule and within budget.

  • Afghanistan airdrops surpass record levels in 2011

    Jan 25, 2012

    In 2011, mobility Airmen delivering airdrops reached a new annual record with 75,956,235 pounds of cargo delivered. That's nearly 16 million more pounds delivered than the previous record set in 2010 of 60,400,000.

  • From Soldier to physician at Natick

    Jan 24, 2012

    Spc. Hedrick Porrata of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center realized his lifelong dream to become a doctor by passing the medical board recently in Worcester, Mass.

  • Natick holds AFAP Conference

    Jan 20, 2012

    Members of the Natick Soldier Systems Center community came together Jan. 18 at the Lord Community Center to raise issues and concerns during the 2012 NSSC Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Army expert receives national recognition for combating sexual assault

    Jan 17, 2012

    A military professional from the U.S. Army Law Enforcement community will be recognized in a big way this April for his significant contributions in combating sexual assault and violence against women.

  • Army one step closer to replacement of ACU pattern

    Jan 13, 2012

    The Army is now one step closer to selecting a new set of camouflage patterns that could replace what Soldiers are wearing now in most places.

  • Soldiers, professional athletes share threat from brain injuries

    Jan 12, 2012

    When Don Lee relaxes on his couch at home to take in the NFL playoffs on TV, chances are he watches the games a little bit differently than most people.

  • Team convenes to standardize Army's disability evaluation process

    Jan 12, 2012

    A team charged with establishing an Army-wide standardized disability evaluation system has convened to improve the Army's portion of the Department of Defense's Integrated Disability Evaluation System, through which it is determined whether or not service members are fit for continued service.

  • Morale-boosting contests offered by Natick FMWR and ACS

    Jan 11, 2012

    After its initial decorating contest in October, the U.S. Army Garrison-Natick Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center organized another holiday-themed contest for the Natick Soldier Systems Center Family Housing areas.

  • USARIEM NCO earns direct commission to officer

    Jan 10, 2012

    An NCO from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine became a second lieutenant in a commissioning ceremony Jan. 9, 2012, at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass.

  • Natick plays major role in face transplants

    Jan 5, 2012

    Three full facial transplants have been accomplished with funding from an Army contract and officials at the Natick Soldier Systems Center hope the technology can be used on wounded warriors.

  • Best in Army Food Service Honored

    Dec 28, 2011

    The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program.

  • Brig. Gen. McGuiness hosts town hall at Natick

    Dec 20, 2011

    Many positive developments have taken place at the Natick Soldier Systems Center during the past six months and more opportunities are coming, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness told the NSSC workforce during a Dec. 16 town hall meeting in Hunter Auditorium.

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