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  • 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.

  • Voting Assistance

    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.

  • 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.

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