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  • General Dunwoody visits Natick

    Mar 4, 2011

    NATICK, Mass. - The Commanding General of the U.S. Army Material Command, Gen. Ann Dunwoody, visited the Natick Soldier Systems Center on March 3 and saw many of the items that are developed at NSSC to assist and protect the Soldier on the battlefield.

  • USARIEM Soldiers prepare for competition

    Mar 4, 2011

    One will depart. The other will move up and make space for a third to join in the fun. That's the story of the candidates whom the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center will send on to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command NCO and Soldier of the Year competitions in late April.

  • VTCs keep Soldiers, Families connected during deployments

    Mar 3, 2011

    Video teleconferencing is one of the many ways Soldiers of the Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, can communicate with their families while deployed here.

  • Teachers come to Natick for training

    Mar 2, 2011

    Not every teacher heads to the beaches or ski slopes during school vacations. Some prefer to spend that time huddled around tables in U.S. Army laboratories learning more about such subjects as nanotechnology and food packaging.

  • Shadow Surpasses 600,000 Total Flight Hours

    Mar 1, 2011

    This is a release by Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and Ground Maneuvers Product Office acknowledging the "workhorse" performance of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system and all the achievement of all the Warfighters that made this achievement come to pass.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 1, 2011

    The Army's 14th sergeant major of Army was sworn in during a March 1 standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon.

  • Preston retires after record SMA stint

    Mar 1, 2011

    The 13th sergeant major of the Army retired today after having served more than seven years -- the longest term for the position since its inception in 1966.

  • Army Small Arms Championship right around the corner

    Feb 28, 2011

    Time and open slots are running out for Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen, to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26 on Fort Benning.The championships, hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.

  • RDECOM advances outreach, education effort at AUSA symposium

    Feb 25, 2011

    RDECOM displayed some of its latest technology at the AUSA Winter Symposium Feb. 22-25 as part of the Army Materiel Command's exhibit to share what it has developed for Soldiers and to gain feedback from members of the defense community.

  • U.S. Army partners with UK defense group

    Feb 24, 2011

    LONDON -- U.S. Army and British defense officials partnered Feb. 17 to strengthen research and development ties. Representatives from the UK Trade and Investment Defense and Security Organization and the U.S. Army International Technology Center - Atlantic discussed ways to bring their scientists together.

  • RDECOM commander highlights partnerships at AUSA winter meeting

    Feb 24, 2011

    Research and technology partnerships was the topic of discussion for a panel that included Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, at a gathering of hundreds of members of the Army's science and technology community Feb. 23. The panel was part of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium and Exposition.

  • Natick website named IMCOM's best

    Feb 22, 2011

    In the Installation Management Command-level 2010 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, the results of which were announced Feb. 22, U.S. Army Garrison Natick won the unit award for best website.

  • Take a look inside RFEC-Atlantic

    Feb 22, 2011

    LONDON - The RDECOM Forward Element - Atlantic serves as a resource for emerging global technology and cutting-edge research in Europe, parts of Asia, and Africa.

  • Site of July fire at Natick to be demolished

    Feb 22, 2011

    The former military family housing structure at 4 Kansas Street that was the site of a July 2010 fire will be demolished in coming weeks, according to officials at U.S. Army Garrison-Natick.

  • RDECOM honors employees as leadership address BEYA

    Feb 19, 2011

    Several U.S. Army RDECOM employees were recognized for their contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the 2011 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference in Washington Feb. 17-19.

  • APG leadership cohort aims for community cohesion

    Feb 18, 2011

    Twenty-nine managers representing 14 APG organizations committed a year ago to participate in a unique professional development program. The Office of Personnel Management, with the help of leadership development experts and APG senior executive service members, designed the program.

  • Natick hosts Restoration Advisory Board meeting

    Feb 18, 2011

    Focusing on the cleanup of PCBs in Pegan Cove of Lake Cochituate, a Restoration Advisory Board meeting was held Feb. 16 at Natick Soldier Systems Center's Grant Conference Center.

  • Army reaches eCYBERMISSION milestone

    Feb 18, 2011

    U.S. Army eCYBERMISSION reached its 2011 goal when the 1,000th volunteer virtual judge signed up during the final stop of its road show Feb. 9.

  • Senior Pentagon official visits APG to discuss efficiencies

    Feb 17, 2011

    A senior Department of Defense official said he is focused on providing greater efficiencies as the military faces budget constraints. "Delivering better value every year to the taxpayer and Warfighter is what it's all about," said Dr. Ashton Carter, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

  • Natick team analyzes Soldier technologies and equipment

    Feb 17, 2011

    Imagine that the Army developed a new and improved piece of equipment. If you were Mike Statkus, one question immediately would come to mind.

  • Army Community Service transforms

    Feb 17, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Army Community Service is enhancing the way it delivers services, to make it easier and faster for Soldiers and their Family members to get the help they are seeking.

  • Aviation brigade flies final hours, sees change in Iraq

    Feb 17, 2011

    The Army's last active duty aviation brigade in Iraq is heading home after a year-long deployment in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

  • Obusek becomes NSRDEC director

    Feb 16, 2011

    In a ceremony held Feb. 16 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Dr. John P. "Jack" Obusek assumed responsibility as director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.

  • DoD STEM group discusses science of learning

    Feb 15, 2011

    Understanding the science of learning will help advance education was the topic of discussion at a Department of Defense summit Feb. 14. Three scientists explored ways to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly known as STEM.

  • Creating success in STEM education

    Feb 14, 2011

    STEM education is a multi-tiered undertaking by educators, administrators, government and private industry seeking to improve students' performance in STEM subjects. It is an initiative that leaders at all levels have proclaimed as critical to secure America's standing in the world for generations to come.

  • AMC sergeant major engages students in scientific competition

    Feb 10, 2011

    Dozens of talented college students are working on the Army's toughest scientific challenges, and the Army Materiel Command's senior noncommissioned officer shared his expertise as he reviewed their research.

  • Army deploys science, technology center to Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is deploying engineers and scientists to Afghanistan to more expeditiously and efficiently solve Warfighters' technical problems.

  • DoD Combat Feeding Directorate takes part in JSORF

    Feb 10, 2011

    Scientists and engineers from the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Systems Center participated in the 2011 Joint Services Operational Rations Forum that took place in early February near Fort Lee, Va.

  • Microsoft, Army highlight Surface 2.0 at multitouch working group

    Feb 9, 2011

    Microsoft discussed its latest touch-screen technology during a quarterly working group meeting with the Army's leading multitouch researchers and developers, Jan. 25. The Multitouch Mission Command Working Group, which is hosted by CERDEC, brought together more than two dozen organizations from government, industry and academia for discussions and live demonstrations using the existing Surface 1.0 hardware. While no Surface 2.0 hardware has been released to date, CERDEC, has early access to the software and development kits thanks to its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Microsoft.

  • Army strengthens specialty engineering program

    Feb 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army is identifying critical engineering specialties at its research, development and engineering centers.

  • NSRDEC team wins Army award

    Feb 8, 2011

    Led by members of the Modeling and Analysis Team, Technology, Systems and Program Integration Directorate of the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, the multi-agency Infantry Warrior Simulation Development Team won an Army Modeling and Simulation Award for Fiscal Year 2010.

  • Preparing the next generation of leaders

    Feb 8, 2011

    Our remaining BRAC challenges at Aberdeen will continue to be rebuilding the workforce for missions that are relocating to APG, and to address the second and third order impacts to existing APG tenants caused by opportunities created by unfilled positions.

  • Registration Opens for the 6th Annual Army Management Staff College Leadership Symposium

    Feb 3, 2011

    The AMSC Leadership Symposium, as part of the Army-wide Profession of Arms Campaign, will look at what it means to be an Army Civilian professional with the goal of defining the Army Civilian profession, exploring the opportunities and challenges facing the Army Civilian Corps, and sustaining its future in a transforming Army.

  • USARIEM Soldiers get combative

    Feb 3, 2011

    During a normal week, they are much more concerned with how to protect people than to do them any harm.

  • Mapping your life: Embedded data in photos could tip off criminals

    Feb 3, 2011

    The potential dangers of geotagging and location-based social networking exists. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, web sites and instant messages.

  • Net Zero is 100 Percent Benefit

    Feb 2, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army has a bold vision for managing natural resources on its installations: they will become net zero.

  • EE Migration Hub

    Feb 1, 2011

    During 2011, all Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, users will reach through the network to access email services from the DoD cloud. The migration of email services to DISA is part of a larger DoD effort to consolidate IT services, improve capabilities, and reduce overall costs. Migration begins on 15 February 2011 with a initial "fielding" to about 2000 selected email users from CIO/G-6, NETCOM/9th SC(A), U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, and the Information Technology Agency. This first step will allow the Army to refine the migration process and ensure a smooth transition. It will provide a validation of the migration process, email functionality, and system management procedures. Immediately following successful migration of the first wave of users, migration will continue. The goal is to migrate all Army users to Enterprise Email by 31 Dec 2011.

  • Enterprise Email Migration

    Jan 31, 2011

    During 2011, all Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, they will reach through the network to access email services from centralized servers known as the Department of Defense (DoD) cloud. The migration of email services to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is part of a larger DoD effort to consolidate information technology services, improve capabilities, and reduce overall costs.

  • Resolve to help Troops Stay Connected, Supplied in the New Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    Any American can give the gift of connection now and throughout the New Year to troops far from home with All Services Exchange phone and gift cards.

  • Natick Soldier finally receives Combat Medical Badge

    Jan 28, 2011

    They had just rolled out on a joint night patrol toward a neighboring village in Diyala Province, Iraq, when the first IED detonated, tearing apart an Iraqi police vehicle and ultimately killing three of its four occupants. As Spc. Aaron Omdahl, a medic attached to 2nd Platoon, Bravo Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division, rushed to help a wounded policeman, a second IED exploded, followed by the sounds of hostile gunfire.

  • Hurricane Sandy update for NSSC

    Jan 26, 2011

    Natick Soldier Systems Center will be open Monday, Oct. 29, but liberal leave is authorized and encouraged. The command will continue to monitor changes in weather affected by Hurricane Sandy, the impact of which is expected to be felt Monday afternoon.

  • Special delivery

    Jan 24, 2011

    Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, help deliver baby from Afghanistan

  • RDECOM commander leads panel discussion on training and simulation

    Jan 22, 2011

    A panel led by Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, addressed training the American Warfighter in the digital age with substantial budget constraints at the 10th annual TechNet-Orlando Conference.

  • Army significantly changing contracting policy, APG leader says

    Jan 19, 2011

    EDGEWOOD, Md. -- The U.S. Army is significantly changing the way it does business with defense contractors, a senior Aberdeen Proving Ground leader said Jan. 18. Industry has a vital role in helping the military save money as it faces budget cuts, said Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Sharing the ride shortens the road

    Jan 19, 2011

    Up before the sun rises, you climb into your vehicle and drive a long distance alone each day to your job at Natick Soldier Systems Center. When the workday is done, you make a similar journey home. It doesn't necessarily have to be that way. We could save money, help the environment, reduce traffic congestion, and lessen the wear and tear on our vehicles and ourselves by changing the ways we commute to work.

  • Competition for Army's top marksmen set for March

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, will host the 2011 U.S. All-Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26. The competition is open to all Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen. The All-Army Matches consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.

  • Army Contracting Command renames contracting centers

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the renaming of its major contracting centers to reflect their geographical locations. The centers provide comprehensive acquisition, contracting, business advisory, production support, and depot-level maintenance services in acquiring, fielding, and sustaining Army weapon systems, services and Soldier support.

  • APG commander briefs committee on BRAC progress

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Base Realignment and Closing legislation is set in motion and everything is on schedule, according to Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, senior Aberdeen Proving Ground commander, in testimony to the Maryland Joint Committee on BRAC, Jan. 18.

  • RDECOM names Obusek as Natick director

    Jan 18, 2011

    Dr. John P. Obusek was tabbed Jan. 11 as the new director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • CFC highly successful at Natick

    Jan 13, 2011

    Generosity is alive and well at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Belly up ... to fitness class

    Jan 13, 2011

    By the middle of most weekdays, Darin St. George makes his way to a barroom. No, it's not what you think. In fact, since July 2009, the man known as "Trainer X" has transformed the downstairs lounge of Lord Community Center at Natick Soldier Systems Center into a lunchtime fitness oasis, offering his "Thirty Minutes to Win It" classes.

  • Army continues to push boundaries of food science

    Jan 6, 2011

    Technology being developed by Army food scientists may provide the American warfighter meals on the battlefield that taste freshly made up to three years after it was prepared.

  • Exoskeleton enhances Warfighter strength, reduces injury

    Jan 6, 2011

    The American Warfighter can easily lift up to 200 pounds and significantly reduce knee and back injuries with emerging technology on display this week in the Army Strong Zone at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Army scientists in town for All-American Bowl give San Antonio students a taste of MREs

    Jan 5, 2011

    Army scientists visiting San Antonio for the Army's All-American Bowl demonstrated the science behind Meals, Ready-to-Eat for students at East Central High School.

  • Army outreach delivers options, opportunities to area students

    Jan 5, 2011

    U.S. Army educational outreach coordinators took science and technology presentations to nine San Antonio high schools this week in hopes of inspiring students to look to the Army for career options and opportunities.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Enhancing emergency communications at Natick

    Jan 5, 2011

    An emergency situation arises at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. Within minutes, NSSC's entire workforce receives notification by computer pop-up, e-mail, text message, or a call to a work, home or cell phone.

  • Army engineers display robots at San Antonio schools

    Jan 4, 2011

    Robotics engineers from U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command give students at San Antonio's Sam Houston High School a first-hand look at how robots empower, unburden and protect the American Warfighter as part of an educational outreach effort during the Army's All-American Bowl week activities.

  • A vision for the future: Installation Management Community

    Jan 4, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Like many others this time of year, I have been reflecting on the past 12 months and looking forward to the new year. In my professional capacity, I am focusing on the future of the Installation Management Community. Specifically, what should the Installation Management Community look like a year from now'

  • Lab dedicated to former NSRDEC employee

    Jan 3, 2011

    Scientists and engineers from throughout the Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center gathered Dec. 9 in the Grant Conference Center to remember a former colleague and honor the Army's commitment to education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • High-tech Army equipment, robots to also star at 2011 All-American Bowl

    Dec 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command will display "Army Strength Through Technology" as part of Army All-American Bowl week activities in San Antonio, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

  • First 'Jingle Bell Run' opens Natick Fitness Trail

    Dec 20, 2010

    Sometimes the holiday season can feel like a marathon - lots of running around and not enough fun.

  • Season's Greetings!

    Dec 17, 2010

    As 2010 winds its way to a conclusion, I would like to take a look back at some of the great things that we have done together at NSSC in the past year.

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • CWF goal to bring NSSC civilians together

    Dec 16, 2010

    In her year as chairperson of the Civilian Welfare Fund at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Kathy Ferent had a modest goal.

  • Mentoring program seeks volunteers

    Dec 16, 2010

    A drunk driver brought John Andrew Mazie's life to a premature end in 1997 at age 26, but a foundation in his name seeks to improve the lives of many other young people.

  • Natick Soldier re-enlists on historic spot

    Dec 15, 2010

    If you are going to re-enlist in the U.S. Army, why not do it where the organization had its origins 235 years ago'

  • Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch's Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Sarah and I extend our warmest greetings to each one of you and your families. The holiday season is a special time for the Lynch household and is an occasion to spend extra time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and anticipate the opportunities that lie ahead.

  • TRiPS-Still Saving Lives

    Dec 13, 2010

    The Army's Travel Risk Planning System risk assessment tool, found online at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center website, has proven successful in helping reduce driving fatalities since its Army-wide inception in 2004.

  • 2010 Exodus Message from USACR/Safety Center Leadership

    Dec 13, 2010

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Leadership thanks Soldliers, Families and Civilians for everything they do for our nation and our Army.

  • Access to affordable child care

    Dec 13, 2010

    Have you heard of the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies' Neither have almost 80 percent of your Natick Soldier Systems Center colleagues.

  • Lt. Gen. Lynch visits Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Dec 10, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - During his Dec. 9 trip to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of Installation Management Command and the assistant chief of staff for Installation Management, reaffirmed his commitment to Soldiers and their Families.

  • Encouraging the next generation

    Dec 9, 2010

    They asked questions worthy of future scientists, engineers and mathematicians. And why not' Some might be just that.

  • Army evaluating transportable solar-powered tents

    Dec 8, 2010

    The Army is evaluating a host of flexible, portable, lightweight solar-powered shades and tent-like technologies.

  • Sharing information throughout Natick

    Dec 8, 2010

    Over the past month, more and more people have been stopping in the lobby of Carney Hall on their way to the cafeteria. That is because the Public Affairs Office has placed two big screen TV's in the lobby with a new Command Information Channel.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • Defender 6 sends: Services delivered, promises kept

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army made significant promises when it unveiled the Army Family Covenant in October 2007. With the covenant, the Army commits to providing Soldiers and Families a quality of life that acknowledges their service, sacrifice and dedication. Practically speaking, that means providing programs and services -- including Family programs, health care, housing, recreation, education and employment opportunities, and child, school and youth services -- that build Soldier and Family well-being, resilience and readiness. As the Commanding General of Installation Management Command and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, I have the lead for executing the Army Family Covenant. That is a charge I take on wholeheartedly, delivering programs and services that help Soldiers and Families thrive.

  • USACR/Safety Center CSM asks everyone to remain focused during holidays

    Dec 6, 2010

    USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer shares holiday safety information, tips and good wishes.

  • The 369th Firefighters joined a taskforce with a really big name for...A really big mission

    Dec 2, 2010

  • Lewis-McChord Soldiers provide feedback at Natick

    Dec 1, 2010

    They had already worn the equipment in combat, but I Corps Soldiers got their chance to provide developers with some feedback Nov. 17 during a post-deployment visit to the Natick Soldier Research, Engineering and Development Center at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Army wife Gomez wins Operation Rising Star military singing contest

    Nov 22, 2010

    Melissa Gomez, who left Soldiering to become a full-time Army wife and mother, won the 2010 Operation Rising Star military singing contest Nov. 19 at Wallace Theater.

  • Senator Brown visits Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Nov 19, 2010

    United States Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts received a series of briefings and joined military and civilian employees in a Thanksgiving luncheon Nov. 19 at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Summit connects information technology leaders to solutions ahead

    Nov 19, 2010

    The general in charge of operating and defending Army networks in the Western Hemisphere challenged a gathering of more than 100 Army IT professionals from across the nation to help shape the its enterprise network efforts during a leadership summit here November 15-18.

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • Soldiers share combat perspective with Army scientists

    Nov 16, 2010

    Fifteen I Corps Soldiers fresh from combat tours in Afghanistan collaborated with Army scientists during a two-week tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities Nov. 8-19.

  • Natick Soldiers recognized at BoSox Club luncheon

    Nov 15, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - A group accustomed to applauding men in uniform did that again when it invited three Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center to lunch just before Veterans Day.

  • Veterans Day observed at Natick

    Nov 12, 2010

    NATICK, Mass. - Older and grayer now, they had come wearing hats and lapel pins with various reminders of their past sacrifices - "Marine Corps League," "Airborne," "VFW" and others.

  • Going green at Natick

    Nov 12, 2010

    It's really not that difficult to be green. If you doubt that, have a seat at the picnic table behind Building 45 at U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center and talk with Richard Valcourt.

  • Army Vice Chief addresses reintegration at Fort Stewart

    Nov 10, 2010

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited Fort Stewart to discuss reintegration efforts with 3rd Infantry Division and garrison leaders and recently-deployed Soldiers, Nov. 8. While here, he stressed the Army's role in meeting Soldiers' behavioral health needs and the importance of Family- Member involvement during their Soldiers' reintegration process.

  • FORSCOM civilian receives Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 10, 2010)--Maj. Gen. (P) Howard B. Bromberg, special assistant to the FORSCOM commanding general, presented the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certificate to Steven D. Sawicki, deputy director of FORSCOM's Continuous Process Improvement office. Sawicki is one of 43 Army personnel to earn the master black belt status. The courses offered during the Army's Lean Six Sigma training program consist of a series of workshops designed to certify participants at different levels of learning. Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt workshops last about two to four weeks, and provide participants with the knowledge needed to complete Lean Six Sigma projects.

  • Training together to win

    Nov 5, 2010

    One group guards the gates while the other patrols inside of them, but they both have come together to make U.S. Army Garrison Natick a safer place.

  • Researchers begin Army-wide anthropometric survey

    Nov 4, 2010

    An Army-wide Anthropometric Survey, called ANSUR II, which will update the Army's anthropometric database used for a wide range of human engineering-related applications is now being conducted by staff from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • USACR/Safety Center command sergeant major urges commitment to Soldiers

    Nov 3, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center command sergeant major, provides safety advice for the new fiscal year.

  • Army leader impressed with what she saw at Natick

    Nov 2, 2010

    On her visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment, Katherine Hammack learned about what is done here to protect the Soldier and also what NSSC is working on to keep the installation relevant in the future.

  • Rolling quietly into the future at Natick

    Nov 2, 2010

    As he rolled up the hill near Building 45 at U.S. Army Garrison Natick, Rich Valcourt flipped the high-gear switch on the right side of the steering column, stepped on the accelerator, and reached the top with power to spare.

  • November message from Director of Army Safety

    Nov 2, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, Director of Army Safety, provides safety information for November and urges extra vigilance for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

  • Army researchers develop futuristic helmet

    Nov 2, 2010

    Imagine a future when a Soldier's helmet is an integrated communications center with a heads-up computer display, night vision, thermal sensors and enhanced hearing. That future is nearer than many think.

  • Everything changed

    Nov 1, 2010

    Since the Fort Hood shooting, the Army has revised AR 381-12, Threat Awareness and Reporting Program, to include identifying insider threat behaviors that indicate a person may be engaged in espoinage or international terrorism and how to report such activity to the Army.

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