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  • 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.

  • NSSC delayed opening for Aug. 29

    Aug 28, 2011

    Due to a power outage caused by the effects of Tropical Storm Irene, the Natick Soldier Systems Center opens at 12 noon on Monday, Aug. 29.

  • Local veteran receives award from Natick garrison commander

    Aug 25, 2011

    Nearly seven decades ago, Frederick Spellman was fighting his way across France against the Germans as a private first class with the U.S. Army infantry. Today, the 86-year-old Spellman is a resident of the Eliot Healthcare Center in Natick, Mass., but for a short time on Aug. 24, the memories of World War II no doubt came rushing back to him.

  • Soldiers magazine features Natick

    Aug 19, 2011

    At times in the past, it had kept a rather low profile, but the Natick Soldier Systems Center will experience a coming-out party of sorts in October. That's when Soldiers magazine, in its final print edition before it becomes an entirely online publication, will feature the important work done for service members at NSSC. Soldiers, the official U.S. Army magazine, began in 1946 as the Army Information Digest.

  • Natick engineer blends science, patriotism with USARAF mission

    Aug 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa is working in cooperation with U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center on a solar shade system in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, that produces two kilowatts of power. Natick engineer Steve Tucker is the lead project manager and brings a unique skill set to the mission.

  • USARIEM Soldiers experience different kind of 'rounds'

    Aug 16, 2011

    Bring up the subject of "rounds" in Army medicine, and you're probably talking about professional group visits to hospital wards. When Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine mentioned rounds Aug. 12 at a range on Fort Devens, they referred to the kind that you shoot from M-16 rifles.

  • NSSC supports local food banks

    Aug 16, 2011

    Natick Soldier Systems Center's Army Community Services is spearheading this year's local "Feds Feed Families" food campaign. Feds Feed Families is a government-wide effort led by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • GEMS program runs at Natick

    Aug 10, 2011

    Several weeklong “Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science” programs for mostly middle school students ran during this summer at the U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine.

  • CID special agents put Taliban on notice

    Aug 8, 2011

    Criminal Investigation Division special agents conducted an early morning raid on Bagram, Afghanistan, to recover more than $250,000 of equipment stolen U.S. Government property.

  • Combat Feeding Directorate receives two awards

    Aug 3, 2011

    Representatives of the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, received two awards at the Small Business Innovation Research Achievement Awards ceremony held at the Pentagon.

  • August brings Army's second anti-terrorism awareness month

    Jul 29, 2011

    August is the 2nd annual Anti-terrorism Awareness Month -- an Army sponsored program designed to enhance awareness to prevent and protect people and information from terrorism.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program: Supporting Soldier career success

    Jul 29, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The decision to transition out of uniform is as important as the initial decision to put it on. Soldiers deserve as much support at this critical point in their service as they do with earlier parts of their career.


    Jul 27, 2011

  • Newman takes Army to Victory Lane

    Jul 19, 2011

    Ryan Newman has been the driver of the U.S. Army Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing for almost three seasons on the Sprint Cup circuit. On Sunday, Newman took the Army to Victory Lane for the first time since 2004.

  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Jul 18, 2011

    The Army is building the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Innovation Asset, a recruiting effort designed to attract and engage aspiring young scientists, officials announced July 18, 2011.

  • RDECOM SOY advances to Army competition

    Jul 18, 2011

    A former infantry Soldier now assigned to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will represent the Army Materiel Command at the 2011 Army Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Base Camp Integration Lab opens at Fort Devens

    Jun 24, 2011

    Ease the logistical burden on war fighters, and they can more clearly focus on the mission.

  • USARIEM celebrates 50th anniversary

    Jun 20, 2011

    In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine held a commemorative symposium June 16 to 17 at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Natick celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 16, 2011

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center celebrated the Army’s 236th birthday June 14 with guest of honor Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) David Valcourt and 40 future Soldiers.

  • NSSC commander holds first Town Hall

    Jun 14, 2011

    In his first Town Hall as senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness told employees June 8 that he intended to provide a healthy work environment for them that ensured the continued flow of world-class equipment to America’s armed forces.

  • Natick welcomes new garrison commander

    Jun 13, 2011

    Lt. Col. Frank Sobchak takes over as the commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Natick.

  • Vietnam Moving Wall comes to Town of Natick

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Moving Vietnam Wall was in the Town of Natick from June 9-13. Brig. Gen. John McGuiness, the commanding general of the Natick Soldier Systems Center was the featured speaker for the evening as the town remembered the 11 servicemembers who died in Vietnam.

  • Middle school students compete for national honors in Army’s annual STEM competition

    Jun 9, 2011

    Sixteen middle school teams from across the country travel to Washington, D.C., June 20-24, to vie for national honors in eCYBERMISSION, an Army-sponsored Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition.

  • Students learn about NSRDEC

    Jun 7, 2011

    Donna Bulger wanted the students to remember one word.

  • NSSC celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    Jun 7, 2011

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center workforce celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a presentation May 25 by students, teachers, parents and representatives from John P. Holland Elementary School.

  • NSSC senior enlisted adviser calls it a career

    Jun 2, 2011

    In August 1988, gas prices averaged $1.01 per gallon, Ronald Reagan was the president, Steve Winwood had the number one song in America with “Roll With It,” and Alfred and Diane Poff said goodbye to their son John as he went off to basic combat training.

  • Remembering fallen heroes from Massachusetts

    May 31, 2011

    Against the backdrop of 20,000 small American flags placed on a hill that rose to meet the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common, a succession of speakers walked to the podium May 26 and read the names of 143 Massachusetts service members who had fallen in defense of their country since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Natick commander speaks on Memorial Day

    May 31, 2011

    Veterans of American conflicts stretching back to World War II gathered on the Natick Town Common on Memorial Day, May 30, to pay tribute to brothers and sisters in arms who never returned home.

  • Natick displays work at Massachusetts State House

    May 26, 2011

    Work done at the Natick Soldier Systems Center was displayed May 24 at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. For the fifth straight year, “Beacon Hill Day” gave legislators, staff and the public a look at NSSC displays in the Great Hall area of the state house.

  • Commanding General’s Holiday Safety Message - Memorial Day

    May 25, 2011

  • BoSox Club welcomes Natick Soldiers

    May 25, 2011

    For much of the last century, the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs shared the same unsuccessful trajectory. Then the Red Sox won two World Series titles in four years while the Cubs continued to search for their first championship since 1908. So when the BoSox Club hosted a broadcaster from the visiting Chicago Cubs during a May 20 luncheon at The Westin Waltham Boston, two Soldiers invited to the event from the Natick Soldier Systems Center got to experience a small slice of baseball history.

  • Natick commander takes part in Purple Heart ceremony

    May 24, 2011

    Sergeant Deidra Neeley had no intention of making Massachusetts history Aug. 27, 2009. It just worked out that way.

  • Task Force delivers S&T efficiencies in Afghanistan

    May 20, 2011

    Task Force Warrior, led by a three-person team that deployed in late January, has evolved into the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology Center (RFAST-C) at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

  • Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power

    May 17, 2011

    The silence of nonpolluting solar energy at work will someday replace the hum of muffled generators in remote field locations.

  • Brig. Gen. McGuiness assumes command at Natick

    May 11, 2011

    Brigadier General John J. McGuiness assumed command of Natick Soldier Systems Center in a ceremony held May 10 at Hunter Auditorium. McGuiness also became U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command deputy commanding general.

  • NSSC conducts force-protection exercise

    May 11, 2011

    When a dirty bomb exploded inside a van parked at Natick Soldier Systems Center, three people were killed and another 19 were injured. Fortunately for everyone on hand May 5, the incident wasn't the real thing. Instead, it was part of the annual force-protection exercise at NSSC.

  • EPA commends Natick on cove cleanup

    May 11, 2011

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized the Natick Soldier Systems Center for its efforts in cleaning up three PCB hot spots from the Pegan Cove area of Lake Cochituate in Natick, Mass. The PCBs had discharged through storm drains and into the lake after a 1985 transformer rupture at NSSC.

  • Thankful for his time in Natick, Greene prepares to move on

    May 5, 2011

    "We've accomplished a lot, but there is still a lot of work to do," said Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, the Senior Commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center. The general was reflecting on his time in command of the center. He will relinquish command to Brig. Gen. John McGuiness on May 10 after serving as the NSSC Commanding General and Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • New fiscal reality, same commitment to Soldiers, Families

    May 4, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A fundamentally different fiscal reality. We will be hearing some variation of that phrase from Army leaders for a long time to come. The Army's budget is smaller than it has been in previous years, and it will get smaller still. However, a different fiscal reality does not change the reality of what we owe to Soldiers and Families for their service and sacrifice. The Army's commitment to Soldiers and Families remains as strong as ever.

  • Congressman Markey tours NSSC

    May 2, 2011

    Massachusetts Congressman Edward J. Markey toured facilities at Natick Soldier Systems Center April 28 and talked about the importance of science and technology to the nation's defense.

  • Holocaust survivor visits Natick

    Apr 29, 2011

    Edgar Krasa rolled up his left sleeve to reveal a number tattooed on the inside of his left forearm. It marked him as a Holocaust survivor. More than six decades after the tattoo was placed there by the Nazis, Krasa showed it April 28 to those assembled for a Holocaust Remembrance at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Children learn about work, environment at Natick

    Apr 26, 2011

    At the same time they discovered what their parents do for work, children learned to appreciate the environment April 22, 2011, at Natick Soldier Systems Center's 14th annual "Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work/Earth Day."

  • Garrison Commander holds final Town Hall

    Apr 21, 2011

    In her final town hall meeting April 12 at Hunter Auditorium, Lt. Col. Kari K. Otto, U.S. Army Garrison-Natick commander, recognized the hard work of garrison employees and outlined a busy upcoming schedule for the installation.

  • NSRDEC mentors robotics competitors

    Apr 21, 2011

    They called it "Logo Motion," a game that pitted two alliances of three teams against each other on a 27-by-54-foot field.

  • Combat helmet continues to evolve, step by step

    Apr 20, 2011

    The results of a year-long study to build the best helmet to withstand blunt trauma were unveiled at a Pentagon press briefing April 19.

  • Supplying excellence, sustaining the force

    Apr 20, 2011

    Regardless of where they're fighting, operating or training, Soldiers require supplies to accomplish their mission. The Supply Excellence Award recognizes those who keep the Army moving by providing superior supply operations for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The SEA program started in 1986 to highlight the critical role sustainers play in supporting the warfighter. The purpose is to increase the logistical readiness of all Army units; enforce the Command Supply Discipline Program; encourage the use of available resources; and provide a structure for recognition of group and individual initiatives.

  • Running with Science: Army biomechanics expert opens research to help runners run right

    Apr 14, 2011

    For scores of runners who sustain overuse injuries each year, learning to run the right way could literally keep them on the road to good health.

  • Natick Soldiers help students experience history

    Apr 12, 2011

    One can study history or experience it. Each year for more than a decade, Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center have helped history come alive for seventh graders at Monsignor James J. Haddad Middle School. It happened again April 8 as 62 students began studying Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War.

  • Message to DoD workforce on potential government shutdown

    Apr 7, 2011

    "The department remains hopeful that a government shutdown will be averted," said Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III

  • Collaboration key to master planning

    Apr 7, 2011

    As Lt. Col. Kari K. Otto spoke April 5 to the 2011 Army Master Planning Symposium at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, the slide behind her showed the same word repeated three times: collaboration. Otto, garrison commander at U.S. Army Garrison-Natick, told attendees that collaboration held the key to development of a successful installation master plan.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • IMCOM expanding Army Substance Abuse Program workforce

    Apr 5, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In this unprecedented era of persistent conflict, the risk for substance abuse among our Soldiers and their Families has never been greater.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 5, 2011

  • Commentary: Military children adapt well to change

    Apr 1, 2011

    A Family member shares her feelings about being a military child in a commentary that outlines how much being a military brat has given her so much. It gave her the opportunity to live and experience other cultures, and taught her to make friends quickly and to say goodbye. It has taught her independence right from wrong.

  • RDECOM selects top NCO, Soldier

    Apr 1, 2011

    Soldiers from throughout U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command converged on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Marc 28-April 1 to vie for the command's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year awards.


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