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  • Gimme shelter: Structures to safeguard troops

    Apr 5, 2010

    LabTV: Engineers at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., design shelters that are energy-efficient - with LED lighting and solar panels - and easy-to-assemble - with inflatable tubes called air beams. These shelters are invisible at night.

  • Current role models 'write women back into history' at Monroe observance

    Apr 1, 2010

    Four extraordinary women of different calibers took the stage for the Women's History Observance March 29, a collaborative effort of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe and Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

  • AMC, RDECOM revive Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 1, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The first Sgt. Audie Murphy Club board to convene here since 2006 met today at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command headquarters with four noncommissioned officers seeking membership in the elite Soldier fraternity.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • Army science, technology command refines role

    Mar 30, 2010

    In an effort to refine the role of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in a continually transforming Army, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general, and his board of directors recently approved a new command vision, mission statement and organizational objectives.

  • Army's top enlisted visits Soldiers in Kosovo

    Mar 30, 2010

    The senior enlisted Soldier in the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, visited Soldiers on the U.S. -led NATO mission in Kosovo March 27-28.

  • NSSC Town Hall

    Mar 26, 2010

    The April 5 town hall is going to be a little different from other Natick Soldier Systems Center town halls. This one will give all installation personnel the opportunity to view the newly updated installation master plan and participate in a question and answer forum.

  • Saying good-bye after 40 years of service

    Mar 25, 2010

  • Installation residents receiving census survey forms

    Mar 25, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Soldiers and family members living on military installations can expect to receive the 2010 U.S Census Survey by April 15.

  • Eat Up!: Feed the troops

    Mar 25, 2010

    LabTV: Michelle Richardson and other food scientists at an Army research lab in Natick, Mass., ensure that the vitamins, minerals and calories in each ration meet the required levels in MREs for Soldiers.

  • Pinnacle C: The Future of Army Recruiting'

    Mar 24, 2010

    Long gone are the days when a lone Army recruiter spent countless hours out on the street, trolling video arcades, hanging out in high schools and pounding the pavement till dusk looking to recruit a citizen into the ranks of the Army. Gone too, are the insane number of hours spent by that same recruiter making endless phone calls, filling out pages and pages of paperwork and processing a recruit from start to finish all by himself. "The Army does things as a team now. That's the future of recruiting."

  • Army, Apple meet to discuss hand-held solutions for Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2010

    Leaders from the Army's technology command visited Apple, Inc. to discuss the use of Apple products in Army business and battlefield operations.

  • Employment program offers opportunities

    Mar 22, 2010

    Keyla Kelly was a Soldier in the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division when an accident left her unable to continue her service in uniform and uncertain what the future would bring.

  • NCO finds night vision enlightening

    Mar 17, 2010

    Deep in a large research facility tucked away in a secure corner of the base, scientists and engineers are working to see in the dark. The magic is made possible by technology and a team of smart individuals.

  • Army leader tastes what's cookin' at Natick

    Mar 16, 2010

    Soldiers are eating better with help from new technologies. That was the message Army scientists delivered to the Army's civilian leader during a visit to research and development facilities here March 15.

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Delaware leadership fellows tour APG

    Mar 12, 2010

    Thirty-three Delaware leadership fellows gained insights into how the Army is transforming the region into a center for science and technology March 12 during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on June 25, 2007 where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

  • Cooperative research agreement focuses on reducing risk for Army modernization

    Mar 11, 2010

    The Army has partnered with a private corporation to share information and reduce risks. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications and electronics research center signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with DRS Tactical Systems to share research supporting risk reduction for Army modernization.

  • Army announces virtual worlds challenge finalists

    Mar 9, 2010

    This week, the U.S. Army announced finalists in a competition designed to uncover new potentials in virtual worlds. The Research, Development and Engineering Command's simulation and training center launched the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge in August 2009 to reach a global development community and explore innovative, interactive training and analysis solutions in virtual worlds.

  • Army debuts new tool to defeat IEDs

    Mar 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center is set to unveil its newest technology to assist Soldiers in finding and disarming improvised explosive devices during a Florida conference later this month.

  • Light Antennas: Connecting light & electricity

    Mar 8, 2010

    LabTV: Scientists at the Army research lab in Natick, Mass., are creating tiny antennas inspired by the luna moth, which emits an infrared light to attract faraway mates. Nanotechnology researchers are using lasers to study carbon nanotubes.

  • Scientists keep radiation in its place

    Mar 8, 2010

    LabTV: It's Nuclear! Engineers at NAVSEA Carderock in Bethesda, Md., are researching and testing devices that monitor radiation in order to protect U.S. troops.

  • Army realigns technical analysis functions

    Mar 8, 2010

    Army officials announced a realignment of its technical analysis operations last month, returning the Army Material Systems Analysis Activity, or AMSAA, to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Natick Garrison welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Mar 5, 2010

    With the passing of the noncommissioned officer sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen accepted the responsibility as the new U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Natick senior enlisted advisor.

  • RDECOM holds first executive coaching class

    Mar 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md - The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command kicked off a civilian employee professional development program March 4 at the Edgewood Conference Center. With 20 volunteer employees, the session focused on coaching and teamwork development during an eight-hour training session.

  • Dogs go the distance: Program provides service to veterans with PTSD

    Mar 4, 2010

    For over 40 years Ken Costich, a former Army colonel, has dealt with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan to get new MultiCam uniforms, boots, gear

    Mar 2, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will be issued the new "MultiCam" fire-resistant Army Combat Uniform complete with new Mountain Combat Boots and MultiCam-patterned Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, or MOLLE, gear beginning in July.

  • Morley is Hawaii bound

    Mar 2, 2010

    The life of Spc. Jessica Morley is a busy life. She is first a Soldier at the U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) working as a Biological Research Assistant and the president of the Natick Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS). Now she is preparing for the Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Soldier of the Year (SoY) competition.

  • Army product manager releases key findings from integrated capabilities event

    Mar 1, 2010

    The U.S. Army product manager released its final report on Feb. 25, containing key results and lessons learned from the integration of Army networks and systems during the execution of its annual C4ISR system-of-systems integrated capabilities event last summer.

  • Fair judging, 412th TEC Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2010

    412th TEC Soldiers volunteer to judge Vicksburg, Miss. School District annual Science fair

  • New policy authorizes social media access, with caveats

    Mar 1, 2010

    Attention all Facebookers, Twitter tweeters and YouTubers: a new Defense Department policy authorizes you to access these and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn't compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

  • Father of the 412th

    Feb 25, 2010

    Grace Spears celebrated the end of World War II in 1945 by walking around her block in Vicksburg, Miss., beating on an old metal pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Army Safety professionals 'get to the left of the bang'

    Feb 25, 2010

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston urged Army safety professionals to do the hard work needed to get the force to "the left of the bang" Feb. 23 during the Army Senior Safety Symposium at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • RDECOM wins technology transfer awards

    Feb 25, 2010

    The Federal Laboratory Consortium, a nationwide network of federal laboratories, announced winners for its prestigious Technology Transfer Award.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Soldiers Build Strong Bonds at Hilton Head, S.C., Resort

    Feb 23, 2010

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) -- The Army Strong Bonds retreat is a no brainer, you are being paid to attend, you are staying at a beautiful resort, and you are receiving world class instruction on communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills, that's according to Chaplain Col. Steven Dyess the 81st Regional Support Command Chaplain.

  • Army Technology Live debuts free iPhone app

    Feb 22, 2010

    The Army's official science and technology blog released a free iPhone application Feb. 19. The application puts Army technology news, social media and job postings in one location.

  • DoD Combat Feeding Directorate

    Feb 22, 2010

    Melissa Bohan highlights the mission of the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate located in Natick, Massachusetts.

  • RDECOM commander challenges students to serve

    Feb 20, 2010

    Major General Nick Justice challenged a group of several hundred engineering students to take the next step on the path to exciting, valuable and meaningful lives by coming to work for Army as civilians engineering battlefield solutions for Soldiers.

  • Soldiers to get new cammo pattern for wear in Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2010

    Starting this summer, Soldiers sent to fight in Afghanistan will wear an Army Combat Uniform with the "MultiCam" pattern instead of the standard-issue universal camouflage pattern.

  • IMCOM commander considers role 'profession and a passion'

    Feb 19, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "The Army Family Covenant will be fully funded. That is the Army's non-negotiable contract with our Soldiers and Families to provide the support and services they need

  • STTC deploys Hip-Pocket Training to Haiti

    Feb 18, 2010

    The STTC Combat Medical Card Game has been deployed to joint service medical units operating in Haiti. The game is used for "hip pocket training" by combat medics during after duty hours and mission lulls. The game is used to "refresh" critical combat life saving skills by providing a lost-cost training aid that is easily distributed and transported into remote combat areas and austere operating areas in support of Army humanitarian missions.

  • Making science, technology, engineering and math fun

    Feb 17, 2010

    Did you know since 2002, the U.S. Army has awarded more than $6.7 million in prize money to top American students' Whoever said science, technology, engineering or math isn't fun has never had an opportunity to see the exciting things Army scientists and engineers do on a daily basis or participate in an eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Army begins planning for annual integrated capabilities event

    Feb 12, 2010

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Gibbs Hall, Feb. 2-4, to begin preparations for the Army's largest C4ISR system-of-systems, integrated capabilities event to date - C4ISR OTM Event 2010. More than 100 government, industry and academic organizations participated in last year's event, and 11 Army Technology Objectives and 10 technology-base programs leveraged the venue. Conference sessions were focused on C4ISR OTM E10 guidance and campaign goals, overviews of PM C4ISR OTM capabilities and facilities, briefings of proposed technologies for exercise inclusion, and break-out sessions for the 122 attending technical providers to collaborate or discuss their proposals with the PM's personnel.

  • Army Materiel Command launches Job Swap Program

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command officially launches the AMC Job Swap Program today.

  • Natick is Open

    Feb 11, 2010

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center is open for business. Please be careful as you drive. There are wet spots on the roads and there may be patches of ice. Have a safe trip and a great day. As of 5:30 a.m., the Natick Soldier Systems Center is open for business. The snow storm didn't have the expected impact on the Area.

  • Hand-made textiles to provide a touch of home

    Feb 10, 2010

    The Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Command, (NSRDEC) provides everything the Soldier eats, carries, is sheltered in and wears for protection. The NSRDEC Director, Dr. Marilyn Freeman is starting a new voluntary project entitled Touch of Home that will start on Feb. 17.

  • Justice celebrates 40 years of service

    Feb 9, 2010

    During a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center (NSSC), Maj. Gen. Nickolas Justice, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) celebrated a milestone in his military career.

  • From the Commanders Chair

    Feb 8, 2010

    Natick is a tremendous asset for our nation-our servicemembers depend on the team at Natick to provide the basic necessities of life to support deployments-food, shelter, and clothing. After looking at our mission and the teams at Natick, I set four strategic objectives for the team at the Natick Soldier Systems Center:

  • Army to increase fiscal 2010 base operating support by $500 million

    Feb 5, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced that the Army is taking steps to increase funding by $500 million for Base Operating Support in fiscal year 2010.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord makes its debut

    Feb 4, 2010

    With the final tug of a canvas case, the unfurling and raising of its new flag, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began its history at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony in front of its new headquarters on what is now called "JBLM Lewis Main."

  • RDECOM welcomes newcomers

    Feb 4, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed 34 new civilian employees with a newcomer's briefing Feb. 4 at the Edgewood Conference Center. The event gave unit leaders an opportunity to explain the RDECOM mission and setup new employees for success.

  • USAG Natick not the only garrison tightening its belt

    Jan 29, 2010

    More than three months into fiscal year 2010, and the U.S. Army Garrison still doesn't have a clear picture of its annual budget. But the leadership knows money will be tight and to expect a decrease from the 2009 figures. The Natick garrison isn't the only garrison facing a possible budget shortfall. Funding shortfalls have hit the entire Installation Management Command (IMCOM) in 2010.

  • RDECOM's top NCO addresses Sergeants Major Academy

    Jan 28, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin spoke to the Sergeants Major Academy graduating class at Fort Bliss, Texas Jan. 26. Marin is the senior noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • "No-knob" radio: the future of Warfighter communications'

    Jan 27, 2010

    The Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Software Defined Radio lab will work with the Navy Research Lab to transfer previous development done on the Joint Tactical Radio System to the GNU Radio's open source, free software environment.

  • University of Delaware, RDECOM enter into partnership

    Jan 26, 2010

    NEWARK, Delaware - The University of Delaware and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command entered into a formal partnership in a campus ceremony Tuesday Jan. 26.

  • NSSC on Twitter

    Jan 22, 2010

  • Natick FMWR

    Jan 21, 2010

  • CERDEC team encourages future scientists

    Jan 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. hosted local students Nov. 24 for a laboratory tour. The tour is part of the Army's ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Army programs to battle increase in suicides

    Jan 15, 2010

    Statistics for December suicides in the Army were released today, and show as many as 10 potential suicides amongst active-duty Soldiers.

  • Delegates inject unique passion, perspective into AFAP

    Jan 14, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Spouses, Soldiers, retirees and volunteers all bring unique qualifications and perspectives to the Army Family Action Plan work group sessions. The one thing they have in common as they work their issues: a passion for improving the quality of life for the entire Army community.

  • Army Secretary, Chief of Staff lay out 2010 goals for senior NCOs

    Jan 14, 2010

    Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. delivered their 2010 plan for the Army to the most senior NCOs Tuesday during the annual Sergeant Major of the Army Nominative conference.

  • All-American Bowl showcases Army opportunities

    Jan 13, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO - The best student athletes from across the nation assembled in San Antonio, Texas last week for the 2010 All-American Bowl. This annual football game puts high school football players in a classic East - West competition hosted by the U.S. Army.

  • New Year, New Look to the Garrison website

    Jan 13, 2010

    Last October, the command group and staff conducted a website review of the U.S. Army Garrison Natick website. After the review, the commander directed wholesale changes to the site. After working with the staff directors, the USAG Natick website went through a huge overhaul and went live Jan 7.

  • IMCOM: Delivering Army Family Covenant

    Jan 13, 2010

    On Oct. 8, 2007, the Army unveiled the Army Family Covenant, institutionalizing the Army's commitment to providing Soldiers and families - active, Guard, and Reserve - a quality of life commensurate with their quality of service.

  • Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

    Jan 12, 2010

    Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application created by the team that developed the Army's Web site,

  • NSSC on Facebook

    Jan 12, 2010

  • MWR Events Calendar

    Jan 12, 2010

  • LabTV: Spinning Nanofibers

    Jan 6, 2010

    At the Army research lab in Natick, Mass., research chemist Kris Senecal is investigating ways to use the tiniest fibers - nanofibers - to help people stay healthy.

  • High school athletes learn about Army technology

    Jan 6, 2010

    Top-notch student athletes from across the nation are in San Antonio, Texas, this week preparing for the 2010 All-American Bowl and learning about U.S. Army technology as well.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • CERDEC civilian earns Presidential Rank Award

    Dec 23, 2009

  • AMC takes lead in task force aimed at Army Reset effort

    Dec 21, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - How do you carefully and expertly repair and return the tools of war' You assemble your best personnel; plan profusely and ultimately Reset America's Army.

  • University of Phoenix awards credits to Civilian Education System graduates

    Dec 17, 2009

    University of Phoenix is now offering credit for three Civilian Education System courses.

  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff GEN George Casey visits Army equipment displays at the Dec. 12 Army-Navy ga

    Dec 17, 2009

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff GEN George Casey joined hundreds of football fans at the Dec. 12 Army-Navy game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., who stopped by Army equipment displays outside the stadium showcasing state-of-the-art and next-generation guns, vehicles, UAVs, and robots. "Fans are excited. They like to see what the new technology is," said Thomas Banks, a TACOM engineer who stood by the 33-ton ambush-protected Buffalo vehicle.

  • No pins, no problem for new RIA-JMTC focus factory

    Dec 14, 2009

    For 140 years, Rock Island Arsenal has strived to demonstrate a readiness similar to that of a United States Soldier. The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center's Small Arms Parts Focus Factory has recently proven this dedication to preparedness and to the Soldier, once again.

  • Photo entries sought for Heritage Project contest

    Dec 11, 2009

    Entries are being sought for the Fort Monroe Online Heritage Project Photo Contest. Everyone, to include the general public and military families stationed around the world, is encouraged to participate. The contest will continue through the end of January and winning photos will be published in the Fort Monroe newspaper, the "Casemate."

  • Defender 6 Sends

    Dec 10, 2009

    In recent years, the Army and its Installations have enjoyed unprecedented levels of funding. In fiscal year 2008, the Army hit a high water mark in its fiscal history with a total annual budget exceeding $250 billion - three times more than FY 2001 funding level.

  • STX lane training at Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers as part of the Army Sustainment Command-Reserve Element participated in a Situation Training Exercise (STX) Lanes Training Nov. 15 at Rock Island Arsenal. The STX lane training focused on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to hone the Soldiers' skills and confidence to effectively function, survive and win in a combat environment. They departed RIA Nov. 18 for Fort Benning, Ga., for more training. From there, the Soldiers are slated for deployment to Southwest Asia.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for annual Leadership Symposium

    Dec 7, 2009

    Seats are filling quickly for Army Management Staff College's 5th Annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010 at Fort Belvoir, Va., so those wishing to attend should register soon.

  • Army Management Staff College extends Excellence in Education Award deadline

    Dec 7, 2009

    Army Management Staff College extended the application deadline for the 2nd annual Excellence in Education Award.

  • Natick News and Notes

    Nov 24, 2009

  • Giving thanks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Nov 24, 2009

    The Soldiers and civilians who work at the Natick Soldier Systems Center had a chance to meet a Soldier whose life was saved because of the work done here.

  • It's easy to be thankful

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT MEYER, Va. - Chap. (Lt. Col.) Barry M. White manages the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Pentagram Chaplain's Corner. Multiple chaplains assigned in the national capital region contribute to the Chaplain's Corner each week. This week, he gave those chaplains a Thanksgiving break and filled in the Chaplain's Corner himself.

  • NSSC on Flickr

    Nov 20, 2009

  • IMCOM Commanding General's Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 20, 2009

    Each November, Americans gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings they enjoy as citizens of this great land. This Thanksgiving Day will be particularly poignant for the many thousands of Soldiers serving in harm's way and their families. As you celebrate in gratitude, let us recognize the selfless service and sacrifice of our war-fighters ensuring our security and freedom.

  • LabTV: Don't Sweat It

    Nov 20, 2009

    LabTV: Protection against insect bites is a concern for U.S. servicemembers worldwide, but the impact of topical insect repellents on sweating is unknown. This NSSC study at USAG Natick determines the affect of DEET on heat and sweating.

  • Precision airdrop technology showcased at world's largest demonstration

    Nov 19, 2009

    Yuma Proving Ground hosted the fifth biennial Precision Airdrop Technology Conference and Demonstration (PATCAD) the week of October 18th, and the turnout was the biggest yet. About 450 people from 17 different nations attended the event, necessitating a massive effort by YPG personnel to accommodate the visitors.

  • Civilian Education System registration process changes

    Nov 19, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Suicide numbers may top 2008, but progress being made

    Nov 17, 2009

    The suicide rate among Soldiers serving on active duty in 2009 is expected to exceed that of 2008 -- a statistic the Army doesn't take lightly, said Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli.

  • RDECOM earns Superior Unit Award

    Nov 16, 2009

    Army officials named the Research, Development and Engineering Command as winners of the Superior Unit Award. The award is presented by the U.S. Army for service to the nation "beyond what is expected."

  • Boston Bruins give back to the defenders of freedom

    Nov 13, 2009

    It was Military Appreciation night at the TD Garden last night and several hundred Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen were on hand for the Bruins 1-0 shootout loss against the Florida Panthers.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • RIA-JMTC launches field fuel testing system support website

    Nov 12, 2009

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center Mobile Maintenance unit is making the job of a military fuel tester a little bit easier. Staying in stride with technological advances, the team has taken advantage of the availability of the World Wide Web. One month ago, the unit launched the first and only website that supports the needs of PQASE operators. PQASE, Petroleum Quality Analysis System Enhanced, tests the quality of fuel being used on military machinery. It tells the operator if there's a problem with the fuel, if the fuel is usable, and what he or she needs to do with it to make it usable. PQASE also helps determine whether the fuel is for ground use or air use.

  • TRICARE offers no-cost H1N1 vaccine

    Nov 12, 2009

    Immunizations against the H1N1 virus will soon be available, and people are eager to take precautions.

  • Natick Soldier Systems Center observes moment of silence in honor of Soldiers at Fort Hood

    Nov 6, 2009

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass., observed a moment of silence on Nov. 6. It was a quiet tribute to the Soldiers who were killed or injured during the shootings at Fort Hood yesterday.


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