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  • 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.

  • New system delivers water, fuel to Soldiers

    Dec 19, 2011

    The CUBE system promises a more reliable, cost-effective way to sling load vital liquids to the field.

  • Shyu tours Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Dec 14, 2011

    In a Dec. 13 visit to Natick Soldier Systems Center, Heidi Shyu, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, urged the workforce to focus on identifying capability gaps and filling them cost-effectively against the backdrop of shrinking budgets.

  • CNO Strategic Studies Group visits Natick

    Dec 13, 2011

    Five members of the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group came Dec. 12 to the Natick Soldier Systems Center to tour the installation's unique facilities.

  • Housing communities celebrate holidays

    Dec 9, 2011

    If you live in one of the Natick Soldier Systems Center Family Housing areas, you might have noticed that it's beginning to look a lot like the holidays.

  • The next step in Soldier footwear

    Dec 9, 2011

    When it comes to Army footwear for mountainous terrain, the other shoe -- well, combat boot -- has clearly dropped.

  • Maj. Gen. Justice says goodbye to Natick

    Dec 7, 2011

    Returning to the region where he had his first assignment more than four decades ago, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commander of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, came to the Natick Soldier Systems Center on Dec. 6 to say goodbye.

  • Caring exemplifies the spirit of the holiday season

    Dec 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of the world's greatest leaders was a gate guard who worked at the main gate of Fort Benning, Ga. What made Mr. McCoy so great was that he knew his job was more than checking ID cards. With his awesome attitude, he conveyed to every person passing through his lane that he cared.

  • 'Angel Tree Program' helps those in need at Natick

    Dec 2, 2011

    What could be more rewarding than making sure that everyone has at least one gift to open over the holidays?

  • Taking care of HRVs after they leave Natick

    Dec 1, 2011

    As long as there has been a Natick Soldier Systems Center, there have been Human Research Volunteers who brought the research and development to life. This year, NSSC is sponsoring the "Adopt an HRV" program to help take care of some of the HRVs who are deployed in harm's way.

  • Equipping small units for success

    Nov 28, 2011

    Colonel (P) Walter Piatt will do anything in his power to help infantry squads win on the battlefield. And when he visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center on Nov. 21, he found plenty of like-minded people.

  • Natick team designs coloring, activity book to help wounded warriors

    Nov 28, 2011

    When he first saw the flyers requesting coloring books for wounded warriors, Steve Russell knew he and his co-workers could help in some way.

  • Natick holds Community Thanksgiving Service and Luncheon

    Nov 21, 2011

    Recalling that a year ago, he was in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness reminded employees of the Natick Soldier Systems Center how important their work is, that they need to take care of each other over the holidays, and that they shouldn't forget deployed service members.

  • Natick observes American Indian Heritage Month

    Nov 17, 2011

    Speaking at the National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 16 at Hunter Auditorium on U.S. Army Garrison-Natick, Chief Caring Hands of the Natick Praying Indians told of the many contributions Native Americans have made to the nation's military.

  • Army Food Advisor Innovation Awards presented

    Nov 17, 2011

    Soldiers who showed creativity and innovation in developing field-feeding equipment earned the first Army Food Advisor Innovation Awards, which were presented Nov. 15 at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • NSSC celebrates Veterans Day

    Nov 14, 2011

    Veterans from American conflicts dating back to World War II gathered Nov. 11 at the Lord Community Center on Natick Soldier Systems Center for the annual Town of Natick Veterans Appreciation Dinner.

  • Commuting alternatives at Natick

    Nov 8, 2011

    Most of us drive alone to work, but Terry Garrahan wants you to know that there are more efficient ways to commute to Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • NBC anchor Brian Williams visits Natick

    Nov 7, 2011

    Brian Williams has consumed his share of Meals, Ready to Eat. So when the NBC News anchor visited the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center on Nov. 4 to film a segment for his new "Rock Center with Brian Williams" newsmagazine, expected to air Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m., he literally brought his own experiences to the table.

  • Combat Feeding researcher honored

    Nov 3, 2011

    Dr. Pat Dunne of the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has earned the 2011 Institute for Food Safety and Health Award.

  • Belmore receives award in Afghanistan

    Oct 31, 2011

    Bulldogs meet challenges head-on. Steve Belmore, this week's "Bulldog of the Week" at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Afghanistan Engineer District-South, played a key role in developing and implementing innovative business practices that ensure the district meets the challenges of contracting for large infrastructure and facilities projects to support the Afghan National Army.

  • Taking the high ground

    Oct 31, 2011

    Nobody appreciates more than Darren Bean just how important it is to own the high ground on the battlefield. Bean, who retired in 2007 as sergeant major of the U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt., spent most of his 23-year military career training Soldiers to fight at high altitudes.

  • More than 'man's best friend'

    Oct 20, 2011

    Long heralded as "man's best friend," a dog can serve a human partner in so many different ways. Just ask Deb Mangano. Mangano, the Natick Soldier Systems Center protocol officer, has watched as "Mark," her daughter's "social dog," has helped Lindsay with her autism over the past four years.

  • Pausing for safety

    Oct 19, 2011

    Take a moment and step back. That's the advice of Lavern Olmstead, acting safety director at U.S. Army-Garrison Natick, who assured that a little care could prevent an accident.

  • Natick's Brunye receives presidential award

    Oct 18, 2011

    Dr. Tad Brunye spends most of his time wondering what Soldiers have on their minds. Brunye is so good at it that he received one of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers handed out in an Oct. 14 ceremony at the White House.

  • 'Ironman' a game-changer on battlefield

    Oct 14, 2011

    After a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan Iowa National Guard Solders started wondering how they could carry loads of crew-served weapon ammunition over rough terrain like Jesse Ventura did in the movie "Predator."

  • Feedback - Listening to soldiers

    Oct 14, 2011

    SOLDIERS should always have their say.

  • Testing in progress - Soldiers help researchers develop, refine gear for warriors

    Oct 14, 2011

    Four times a year 30 Soldiers report to the Natick Soldier Systems Center to help researchers conduct medical studies and equipment testing to determine where to spend, or not spend, millions of taxpayer dollars.

  • The ultimate kitchen remodel

    Oct 13, 2011

    The Integrated Logistics Support Center at Natick Soldier Systems Center has saved the Army refurbished more than 1,300 Mobile Kitchen Trailers, more 100 Containerized Kitchens and about 100 Laundry Advanced Design Systems returning from Iraq and Afghanistan since 2004.

  • 'Smallest Winners' announced

    Oct 11, 2011

    You've probably seen the TV show on which people compete to see who can lose the greatest amount of weight. Well, U.S. Army Garrison-Natick Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation recently held its own, smaller version of that competition.

  • Providing shelter for Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Force Provider system furnishes everything 150 Soldiers need; climate-controlled billeting, shower, latrine, kitchen, power distribution, even morale, welfare and recreation facilities.

  • Natick Soldier gains citizenship

    Oct 7, 2011

    This wasn't the first time Anthony Mgbemene had raised his right hand and sworn his allegiance to this country, but when he did so Oct. 6 at Boston's Faneuil Hall, that act made him a United States citizen.

  • Outfitting Soldiers head to toe

    Oct 6, 2011

    From their heads to their toes, if Soldiers wear it these days, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., likely had a hand in developing it.

  • Sky's the limit for airdrops

    Oct 5, 2011

    Solutions to problems don't usually fall from the sky. Exceptions to this rule come in the form of good ideas generated by the airdrop professionals at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts, whose best answers to tough questions normally float gently to earth. With Soldiers fighting in remote areas of Afghanistan where resupply often must come from the air, that won't change anytime soon.

  • Former Soldier returns to Natick as teacher

    Oct 5, 2011

    When Laura DeSimone talks about teaching science and math to her sixth-grade students at Robert J. Coelho Middle School in Attleboro, Mass., she sounds like the Army lieutenant she once was.

  • D6 AFAP Update: Progress on top priorities, new process requirements

    Oct 5, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- September's Army Family Action Plan review session showed progress on the top-priority 2011 Army AFAP Conference issues, including survivor identification cards and child care fees.

  • USARIEM Soldiers look at military history

    Oct 4, 2011

    As the saying goes, you can't tell where you're going until you know where you've been.

  • NSSC promotes breast cancer awareness

    Oct 4, 2011

    Cancer is a terrible disease that affects hundreds of thousands of families each year. It's especially important to keep this in mind during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • Army launches new accident reporting software program

    Oct 3, 2011

    Army accident reporting is quicker and easier thanks to new software designed at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. The Oct. 3 release of ReportIt! means Army Leaders have a new tool to better monitor accident data and take corrective action to keep our Army safe.

  • Dempsey outlines key themes in letter to troops

    Oct 3, 2011

    The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff outlined key themes for the military in a letter to the force released today.

  • Drink for Your Health

    Oct 3, 2011

    Dehydration is a leading cause of injury for Soldiers. To keep them in the fight, it's essential they remain properly hydrated -- even during the winter.

  • Surviving the Enemy and More

    Oct 3, 2011

    On a dark night in a combat environment, the last thing you want your co-pilot to say is, "Hold on -- the hydraulics just quit!" What now? The enemy is not the only variable on the battlefield

  • The Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Oct 1, 2011

    THE Natick Soldier Systems Center provides the science behind the Soldier. It's the only place in the world that is totally focused on the Soldier. This is what the folks at the NSSC in Massachusetts focus on every day. They answer questions like, "How can we give Soldiers all the nutrients they need while operating at high altitudes in the mountains of Afghanistan," and "How can we lighten the load of a foot Soldier on patrol in Iraq?" At Natick, it's all about the Soldier.

  • Going to extremes without going outside

    Oct 1, 2011

    SO you like to go to extremes. The Natick Soldier Systems Center has just the place for you: the Doriot Climatic Chambers.

  • Army Family Covenant: The Commitment Endures

    Sep 30, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Four years ago this month, the Army announced the Army Family Covenant, which promised to provide Soldiers and Families a quality of life commensurate with their service.

  • Fight the Freeze

    Sep 30, 2011

    Cold weather can have numerous adverse effects on Soldiers in combat. While cold injuries such as hypothermia and frostbite are serious medical problems, a Soldier's performance can be affected well before he or she is taken out of the fight. For instance, numb skin and heavy clothes hinder Soldier task performance. Soldiers also might become emotionally detached, lose motivation or be reluctant to leave their tents or sleeping bags. Fortunately, many of these problems are avoidable if Soldiers dress properly for the weather conditions.

  • Preventing suicide

    Sep 29, 2011

    Andrea McKie was working as a psychiatric crisis supervisor years ago when she was called in to comfort a mother whose 19-year-old son had committed suicide.

  • Students delve into science, investigate Army technology

    Sep 28, 2011

    Eight Army organizations from Aberdeen Proving Ground's Edgewood Area hosted the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Educational Outreach Day Sept. 23, 2011.

  • Motorcyclists 'Ride for Our Heroes'

    Sep 26, 2011

    Would the threat of a little rain prevent you from helping heroes? Well, of course not. Nor did it dampen the enthusiasm of the scores of motorcyclists who turned out Sept. 24 for the inaugural "Ride for Our Heroes," an event designed to raise awareness of and funds for New England veterans with deployment-related stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Prompt response prevents further damage at Natick facility

    Sep 19, 2011

    The quick work of dedicated professionals during Tropical Storm Irene likely prevented catastrophic damage to the Ouellette Thermal Test Facility at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Shower Water Reuse System to be force multiplier at FOBs

    Sep 19, 2011

    With budgets falling and thousands of troops scheduled to redeploy back home, commanders in the field are striving to become more efficient with resource-saving measures such as the Shower Water Reuse System.

  • NSSC commander visits Fisher House

    Sep 16, 2011

    You will find them on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country and in Germany. They allow military families to stay for free while veterans and active-duty military members are receiving treatment

  • Installation Management Command employees enjoy a free ride to work

    Sep 16, 2011

  • Natick food campaign a success

    Sep 14, 2011

    As part of this year's "Feds Feed Families" campaign, the Natick Soldier Systems Center provided hundreds of pounds of food and other needed items for two Natick food banks.

  • Recalling 9/11

    Sep 9, 2011

    A handful of moments in history forever remind those who lived through them of where they were and what they were doing at the time. The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, provided one of those enduring moments.

  • Natick observes Patriot Day

    Sep 9, 2011

    Ten years after the unforgettable events of 9/11, military and civilian workers gathered Sept. 9 to observe Patriot Day at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • AFAP Update: General Officer Steering Committee reviews 35 issues

    Sep 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Army Family Action Plan is an incredibly important program that allows senior Army leaders to understand the needs of Soldiers, Civilians and Families and continue to deliver on the promise of the Army Family Covenant. It's a grassroots effort by the Army community to identify what's not working, why it should change, and how to fix it.

  • NSRDEC employees take helicopter trip to Fort Devens base camp

    Sep 2, 2011

    Forty Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center employees got a rare treat Aug. 17 -- the chance to ride in a Black Hawk helicopter to Fort Devens and see the Base Camp Systems Integration Lab (SIL) to get a small taste of what it is like to be a Soldier.

  • Combat Feeding engineer wins award

    Sep 1, 2011

    Ben Williams, a member of the Systems Equipment and Engineering Team at the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, will receive the Wayne E. Meyer Award for Outstanding Student in Systems Engineering.

  • NSSC Power Update

    Aug 30, 2011

    Power has been completely restored at NSSC. Contact your supervisor for further instructions.

  • NSSC Closed Aug. 29

    Aug 29, 2011

    As of 0833 Monday, Aug 29, 2011. Due to the continued power outage caused by Tropical Storm Irene, The Natick Soldier Systems Center is closed today. Mission essential personnel are to report as required.

  • NSSC open for business on Aug 30

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center will be open on Tuesday Aug. 30 for normal business hours. However, the following buildings do not have power: Building 1 (Carney); Building 2 (Doriot); Building 30 (Murphy Clinic); Building 42 (Wood); Building 45 (Barnes); Building 86 (Navy/Coast Guard) and Building 92 (Gifford). Employees working in these buildings please contact their supervisor for instructions. USARIEM employees do not report to work tomorrow.

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