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  • 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.

  • 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.