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  • 410th Contracting Support Brigade Uncases Colors

    Apr 27, 2016

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- (April 26, 2016) Soldiers from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade uncased their colors in a ceremony here April 25 following their nine-month deployment in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

  • Faces of the Force: Gloria Atkins

    Apr 26, 2016

    Gloria Atkins started in defense contracting a dozen years ago, looking to contribute to the military in the same way as her husband, a Navy officer. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and civilians serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please contact 703-805-1006.

  • Army contracting officers discuss requirements with Afghan business leaders

    Apr 25, 2016

    Army contracting officers from units deployed to the Afghan capital recently met with 90 local business professionals to discuss upcoming acquisition needs for Army units in the country during an industry day at the U.S. Embassy.

  • Personal Accounts Expose Human Trafficking Problem

    Apr 22, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two Birmingham women who have seen first-hand the horrible effects of human trafficking will share their stories with Team Redstone employees at the close-out event for April's designation as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • Partnering Up

    Apr 19, 2016

    When the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to take command of training, advising and assisting Iraqi security forces, its partnership with the 900th Contracting Battalion was already solid.

  • CSM Castillo Takes the Reigns

    Apr 19, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The Army Contracting Command gained a new enlisted leader during a Command Sergeant Major Change of Responsibility ceremony here April 19.

  • Ceremony highlights women's achievements in public service

    Apr 15, 2016

    More than 100 members of the San Antonio community attended a Women's History Month ceremony March 23 recognizing the contributions of women in leadership and public service to the nation.

  • Contracting Soldier serves as Fiesta ambassador

    Apr 14, 2016

    A 412th Contracting Support Brigade Soldier is serving as one of 10 military ambassadors during the 125th Fiesta San Antonio. Sgt. 1st Class Rich Richardson was selected in December to serve as an ambassador for the Army during Fiesta, which runs April 14-24.

  • Army Reserve Sustainment Command acquisition Soldiers focus on contract support integration and cont

    Apr 14, 2016

    What once began as an Army contracting annual exercise focused on contingency contracting officer deployment, has now evolved into a multi-service training audience to include non-acquisition professionals focused on contract support integration and contractor management to support the warfighter.

  • Puig Wraps Up Unique ACC Experience

    Apr 13, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Many will say there is no one path to being a contracting command sergeant major, and for Command Sgt. Maj. David Puig, this was certainly true.

  • 414th Contracting Support Brigade hosts Volunteer Appreciation Reception

    Apr 13, 2016

    More than 40 volunteers were honored at a ceremony in Vicenza, Italy, for their support to the community. Col. Christine Beeler, 414th Contracting Support Brigade commander, and the brigade's volunteer coordinators joined to thank the volunteers for their commitment to the Vicenza Military Community during a ceremony April 7. "It is important to take time to say thank you and acknowledge individual and group contributions of time, energy, talents, and resources to make our community and our Army team stronger, more vibrant, and resilient," said Beeler.

  • United States Army Expeditionary Contracting Command Afghanistan (ECC) Transfer of Authority from 41

    Apr 11, 2016

    By Donald A Korpi, USFOR-A, Public Affairs Office

  • Contracting brigade helps Vicenza kick off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Apr 7, 2016

    VICENZA, Italy--The 414th Contracting Support Brigade here helped the Vicenza Military Community kick off activities scheduled in April designed to bring awareness to sexual assault, teen dating violence, substance abuse and domestic violence.

  • Battle of Shiloh underscores importance of contracting, logistics, ACC learns

    Apr 5, 2016

    SHILOH, Tenn.--About 35 Army Contracting Command Soldiers and civilians learned how contracting and logistics planning helped the U.S. Army defeat the Confederate Army at the Battle of Shiloh during the American Civil War, lessons ACC Soldiers and civilians say are still relevant to Army operations.

  • Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise combats human trafficking

    Apr 4, 2016

    Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage or slavery. An estimated 20.9 million people are victimized worldwide, according to the Department of Defense's Strategic Plan for Combating Trafficking in Persons.

  • OCSJX evolves to include warfighter presence, partner nations

    Apr 3, 2016

    A significant warfighter presence and the integration of partner nations marks a strategic evolution in DOD's premier joint operational contract support exercise intended for developing integrated planning products, training the workforce and increasing senior leader awareness.

  • What is OCS?

    Apr 2, 2016

    The language of the military includes acronyms that may seem like a soup of letters. Many acronyms are only understandable to Service members in specific career fields. For someone outside the military acquisition community operational contract support, OCS, may be such a term.

  • Spotlight on Ricardo Colón Acevedo

    Apr 1, 2016

    Ricardo Colón Acevedo is a contracting officer at the 409th Contracting Support Brigade's 928th Contracting Battalion /Regional Contracting Office in Bavaria.

  • Army AL&T ready to read

    Mar 31, 2016

    The April -- June issue of Army AL&T magazine on sustainment is just the beginning. First up, experts from the acquisition, logistics and technology fields delve into sustainment: what it means and how to do it better. Then, flip the magazine over and find a different cover and a special 54-page section on Army acquisition's role in the NATO mission in Afghanistan, with dispatches from workforce members working with NATO and the government of Afghanistan to reform the procurement process, and fund and supply Afghan defense forces in a transparent, repeatable way.

  • Take back our Army 

    Mar 31, 2016

    This is our Army. It's time to stop pointing the finger at "them" as the status quo, and it's time to stop "passing the buck" when bad things happen. Our Soldiers deserve better and the American people expect more. We are either the solution, or part of the problem.

  • Defexpo India to boost ties with US, foreign military partners

    Mar 30, 2016

    Army Materiel Command's senior leader Gen. Dennis L. Via attended India's annual defense exposition to further define and help strengthen U.S. ties with India and other nations, March 28-31.

  • MRT training puts everyday Soldier experiences in perspective

    Mar 29, 2016

    WEST FORT HOOD, Texas -- Upon finishing early morning physical fitness training, a young company commander gets a message from a colonel that reads, "Come see me when you get to work."

  • Ethic foundational to OCS

    Mar 29, 2016

    To facilitate training on ethic this year, the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic's senior enlisted advisor Sergeant Major David Stewart conducted seminars for both command teams and the general training audience at OCSJX. "Though we may be different services we are all having the same conversations about how to do the same thing," Stewart said. Ethic and profession are complex and ambiguous topics that the seminars made understandable with exercises that tested social norms. While what is right and wrong may sometimes seem apparent it is important that all OCS professionals share the same values.

  • Shelter from the Storm

    Mar 28, 2016

    Soldiers must be prepared for any threat they might encounter in the field. With the spring and summer months just around the corner, they can soon expect to see a variety of weather-related risks in their training and operational environments. One of the most common weather events encountered in the field is thunderstorms, which can include hazards such as lightning, tornadoes and flash floods. Let's take a quick look at each one of these hazards individually.

  • Joint exercise will benefit warfighters

    Mar 25, 2016

    In today's global environment, America relies on every branch of the Department of Defense to support national goals. With that philosophy, Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016 combines more than 500 participants from across the DOD to train OCS personnel and improve strategic and operational relationships.

  • Contract Specialist Scores High With Induction In Sports Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Growing up in Huntsville's Sparkman Homes Housing area, Delvin Sullivan was determined to make sure he never made his mother cry. He saw her cry once, and that was enough for him. The love that the two of them shared along with the positive influences of the Sparkman Homes Boys and Girls Club, and the coaches and friends he made in high school, pulled Sullivan through the tough times growing up in public housing. Instead of drugs and crime, he chose football, basketball and track.

  • OCSJX prepares participants for worldwide deployments

    Mar 23, 2016

    More than 225 participants of Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016 are learning combat and life-saving skills in realistic scenarios March 22 at Fort Bliss, Texas. This training is vital as the American military is called upon to deploy to austere and war-torn zones around the world. The exercise trains contracting and OCS support professionals across the Department of Defense to succeed while deployed in support of any contingency operation or natural disaster. In addition to honing their contracting skills, participants learn CPR, how to move and care for casualties, proper tourniquet applications, how to provide medical care under fire, and other life-saving skills. Also, the participants learned how to move in a combat environment, how to recognize unexploded explosives, and how to exit an overturned vehicle.

  • OCSJX prepares participants for worldwide deployments

    Mar 23, 2016

    Gunfire and smoke are in the air. Blood oozes out of fresh wounds. Service members and civilians are tense and serious, but respond to the situations with calculated plans and purpose.

  • Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016

    Mar 22, 2016

    More than 500 service members and civilians from across the Department of Defense and allied nations arrived March 21 at Fort Bliss, Texas, to participate in Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016. The director for Logistics, Joint Staff J4, sponsors the three-week exercise to train operational contracting personnel and to improve strategic and operational relationships.

  • 900th CBN Soldiers return from deployment

    Mar 21, 2016

    Members of the 900th Contracting Battalion returned home in early March after a successful deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq.

  • Qatar contracting center conducts first-ever industry outreach event

    Mar 21, 2016

    CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar--One Army Contracting Command unit is working to change the way the Army communicates with its vendor base here.

  • Army Contracting Command conducts training in Europe

    Mar 16, 2016

    Two European Army contracting brigades honed their contingency contracting administration skills thanks to a travelling training team.

  • Faces of the Force: Travia Rowe

    Mar 15, 2016

    "This time, he followed me." That's how Travia Rowe, administrative officer for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) and Army spouse, ended up in her current position--administrative officer with the 419th Contracting Support Brigade based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and civilians currently serving in a variety of AAW disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please call 703-805-1006.

  • Basic firearm safety starts with owner, proper training

    Mar 11, 2016

    So you got a new gun for Christmas or maybe you gave your child his or her first Red Ryder BB gun. Whether you are a first-time gun owner or seasoned firearms enthusiast, you are in a powerful position of responsibility. As such, we should always be ready to review basic/common sense firearm information and discuss how we can continue to enjoy our firearm responsibly.

  • Read Across America Brings Smiles to Local Children

    Mar 8, 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For the fifteen five-year-olds gathered at Janiece Thomas's feet, she held the culmination of a week's worth of Dr. Seuss. Big smiles across the children's faces were not only because of their visitor, but actually because of books.

  • 'Should' Does

    Mar 8, 2016

    Five years after its introduction, will-cost/ should-cost has proved its value as a tool for boosting productivity and affordability in acquisition programs--more so in some -- circumstances than others. The question now is how to further that success. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • Warfighter Readiness Leads To New Alignment Of Aviation And Missile Enterprise

    Mar 8, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Upcoming changes in alignments of aviation and missile organizations based at Redstone Arsenal will establish a closely woven development, acquisition and sustainment team to provide increased responsiveness to the nation's warfighters.

  • 903rd Contracting Battalion supports Juniper Cobra 16

    Mar 7, 2016

    The 903rd Contracting Battalion's 627th Contracting Team was recently in Israel to support exercise Juniper Cobra 2016.

  • MICC personnel to participate in joint operational contract support exercise

    Mar 7, 2016

    Mission and Installation Contracting Command acquisition and support personnel will be participating in an annual operational contract support exercise March 21 to April 8 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • ACC commander shares vision with 419th CSB

    Mar 3, 2016

    The Army Contracting Command commander made his first official visit Feb. 2 to the 419th Contracting Support Brigade and the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg contracting office.

  • Contracting center of excellence to support ATEC mission

    Mar 3, 2016

    Plans to centralize test and evaluation contracts in support of the Army Test and Evaluation Command includes the establishment of a center of excellence at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Hood, Texas.

  • WOW!!!

    Mar 3, 2016

    As part of Women's History Month, Army Logistics is honoring the contributions of women like the 85,000 Women Ordnance Workers who helped improve logistics for Soldiers on the battlefield.

  • 409th CSB welcomes new CSM

    Mar 2, 2016

    SEMBACH, Germany - 409th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed a new Command Sgt. Maj. during a change of responsibility ceremony here.

  • Alaska District Spotlight: military contingency contracting team

    Mar 2, 2016

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- Alaska District are helping improve people's lives by administering contracts for design and construction projects in distant lands.

  • Four reasons the upcoming NCO town hall matters to Soldiers

    Feb 29, 2016

    The command sergeant major who oversees the training and education for the backbone of America's Army will conduct the service's first live-streamed town hall focusing on noncommissioned officer development March 3 from 5-7 p.m. EST.

  • USAASC announces Army Reserve MOS 51C reclassification panel results

    Feb 25, 2016

    USAASC announces Army Reserve MOS 51C reclassification panel results

  • MICC headquarters officials develop application tool for simplified acquisitions

    Feb 24, 2016

    The development of a tool by a Mission and Installation Contracting Command headquarters team is quickly changing the way contracting professionals handle simplified acquisitions valued at less than $150,000.

  • Small Business Island

    Feb 23, 2016

    Short of qualified small businesses, the 413th Contracting Support Brigade expanded its outreach, data collection and sharing to find ones that could meet its mission. This article was originally published in the January - March 2016 Army AL&T Magazine.

  • New Mexico State University honors MICC commanding general

    Feb 23, 2016

    The commanding general for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command was inducted into the New Mexico State University Army ROTC Alumni Honor Company during a recognition dinner here Feb. 5

  • Army, Air Force train together in disaster readiness

    Feb 22, 2016

    The 413th Contracting Support Brigade (CSB) hosted U.S. Army-Pacific's disaster training exercise 16 over a two-week period at the 298th Regiment Regional Training Institute in Hawaii, this month.

  • 409th CSB Names top NCO for 2016

    Feb 19, 2016

    The 409th Contracting Support Brigade has named its top non-commissioned officer of the year following a three-day competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Contracting leaders recognize MICC-Fort Lee efforts

    Feb 18, 2016

    Army Contracting Command leaders met with members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command from Fort Lee, Virginia, during a Feb. 3 town hall.

  • Faces of the Force: Kenneth Telsee

    Feb 16, 2016

    "I hated that assignment with a passion, but I wasn't going to let it break me and was determined to learn as much from it as I could." so says Ken Telsee. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and civilians currently serving in a variety of AAW disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please call 703-805-1006.

  • 922nd CBN Cases Colors, Heads to Iraq

    Feb 12, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The 922nd Contracting Battalion cased its colors here Feb. 10 in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • MICC teams with Junior Achievement, SA Works to mentor students

    Feb 4, 2016

    School was in session Feb. 2, but instead of a traditional lesson plan inside a school classroom, students were mentored on historic Fort Sam Houston by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here as part of the San Antonio Job Shadow Day.

  • Industry reps flock to Fort Belvoir contracting forum

    Feb 3, 2016

    More than 160 industry representatives from across the National Capital Region gathered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Jan. 13 for a small business acquisition forecast open house to hear a forecast of 2016 anticipated requirements hosted by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Belvoir contracting office.

  • New MICC Academy underpins command transformation

    Feb 3, 2016

    Contracting officials here are creating a new one-stop virtual portal to assist Mission and Installation Contracting Command employees with career leadership development and training as part of the command's 2025 transformation.

  • Soldier takes 'Goofy' approach toward endurance running

    Feb 2, 2016

    The daily grind of marathon running is often dictated by a strict regimen of properly fueling the body, training for and running a race, and allowing sufficient time for the body to recover for the next event. While all of these factors still play an essential part in the preparation for a command chief warrant officer, the significance of the 26.2 miles ahead of him on race day takes on a less competitive character when stepping up to the start line after donning his Disney Goofy costume.

  • Faces of the Force: Cynthia Smith

    Feb 2, 2016

    For Cynthia Smith, the benefits of working as a contracting officer for DOD's Counter-Narcoterrorism Program Office (CNTPO) are twofold: she has the satisfaction of knowing that U.S. troops fighting terror funded by drug trafficking are properly and quickly equipped. And her work has taught her a great deal about different cultures and countries. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and civilians currently serving in a variety of AAW disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please call 703-805-1006.

  • Contracting battalion conducts mission readiness exercise

    Feb 1, 2016

    Soldiers from the 922nd Contracting Battalion conducted the mission readiness exercise Operation Cobra Strike here in December to prepare contracting teams for an upcoming deployment.

  • ACC-NJ Associate Selected for DOD Leadership Program

    Feb 1, 2016

    An Army Contracting Command-New Jersey contract specialist, Steven Piggott, has been selected for the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program. The DOD acquisition workforce is allocated 100 slots for this program annually and the final selection is made by Office of the Secretary of Defense functional community managers.

  • Via: Army Contracting Command 'moving in right direction'

    Jan 29, 2016

    Army Contracting Command is "moving in the right direction," Army Materiel Command's commanding general said.

  • Editorial: Raising awareness in combat of human trafficking

    Jan 28, 2016

    Contracting officers operating in a contingency environment may find themselves in countries with widespread poverty or weak central governments, which may create conditions for people who are in desperate situations and vulnerable to be subject to human traffickers.

  • AMCOM's Senior Enlisted Soldier Gives Lessons On Army Aviation

    Jan 27, 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- They are a symbol of the nation's military strength -- fast, powerful, threatening and, when needed, deadly. But helicopters are much more than that to the Army aviators who fly them both in peacetime and at war. hat was the message Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela of the Aviation and Missile Command took to the classroom Jan. 19 when he spoke to advanced science students at Challenger Middle School who are studying a curriculum on Flight and Space. He was invited to speak to the students by teacher Barbara Hunt.

  • Fitting retirement for two ACC-WRN employees

    Jan 25, 2016

    How many people can say they retired on the same day as their best friend? Two Army Contracting Command-Warren, Michigan, retirees can say just that.

  • MICC setting pace in contract closeout priority

    Jan 21, 2016

    The implementation of metrics to measure the rate of closing out contracts coupled with holding contracting leaders in the field more accountable for the performance of that contract management step is allowing the Mission and Installation Contracting Command to lead the Army effort.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Contract Specialist by Day Movie Actor by Night

    Jan 13, 2016

    Joe East, a contract specialist with the Regional Contracting Office Bavaria, recently had the opportunity to flex his acting muscles for an upcoming movie.

  • The Army's big business of small business

    Jan 11, 2016

    With billions in contracting dollars going to small businesses for both products and services, there's no question that small companies are big business for the Army. That's why the January -- March issue of Army AL&T magazine is dedicated to small business, online now.

  • ACC gets new home

    Jan 7, 2016

    Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson, commanding general, ACC, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally building 4505, the new ACC headquarters building. More than 300 senior leaders and local dignitaries were on hand to tour the building and participate in the ceremony.

  • Alabama contracting team supports humanitarian needs in the Balkans

    Jan 4, 2016

    Deploying to Kosovo has proven to be much more than soliciting, awarding and managing construction projects and high-value equipment purchases for the National Guard's 1960th Contracting Team.

  • Leadership perspective: Command remains focused through transformation

    Dec 23, 2015

    We've seen a lot of change since my arrival at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command the first week in December 2011.

  • New program reintroduces career series to command

    Dec 22, 2015

    A new program is being developed to reintroduce a career series to assist contracting offices with their workload to support the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's 2025 transformation.

  • SECDEF meets with members of RCO Erbil

    Dec 21, 2015

    Team members of regional Contracting Office-Erbil supported Secretary Defense Ashton Carter's visit on Dec. 17.

  • Reserve Soldiers' training focuses on 'Corps' curriculum

    Dec 21, 2015

    An informal conversation between two Army Reserve contracting officers developed into an opportunity to provide Army Reserve Soldiers with crucial acquisitions training prior to their deployment next year.

  • Christmas comes early for Huntsville first graders

    Dec 17, 2015

    In a large cafeteria at Louis J. Morris Elementary in Huntsville, Alabama , 80 first-graders wait with eager eyes after catching a glimpse of the Christmas tree next to the stage. Below the stage are nearly 250 gifts that U.S. Army Contracting Command employees bought, wrapped, and are donating to these children as part of the Angel Tree program.

  • 414th Contracting receives accolades from higher HQ

    Dec 15, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James E. Simpson, commanding general of Army Contracting Command in Huntsville, Ala., and Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Puig, ACC command sergeant major, traveled to Vicenza to meet with members of 414th Contracting Support Brigade and their customers in the Vicenza Military Community.

  • MICC leaders come together to discuss acquisition matters

    Dec 14, 2015

    Leaders from throughout the command took part in the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Acquisition Leadership Conference here Dec. 1-4 to discuss key issues impacting the workforce as well as contracting enterprise solutions.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • Senior contracting leadership visits Hawaii

    Dec 11, 2015

    Senior contracting leaders from the Army and Air Force visited Hawaii during a command visit to the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility that included stops in Alaska, Korea and Japan.

  • Contracting NCOs complete Contracting Pre-command Course

    Dec 11, 2015

    For the first time in course history, sergeants major and command sergeants major attended the Army Contracting Pre-Command Course. Six Army Contracting Command senior non-commissioned officers were the first enlisted Soldiers to complete the two-week course conducted this fall at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

  • Leader Graduation Launches Second Decade Of Building Bench

    Dec 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A year filled with team projects, ethics discussions, personality assessments, mentoring meetings, professional challenges and briefings have come to a close for a group of Redstone Arsenal employees who committed themselves to building their leadership skills.

  • MICC-Fort Drum's newest member earns prestigious award

    Dec 9, 2015

    The newest member of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting office here has earned the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award recognizing her 19 years of commitment, service and volunteerism as an Army spouse.

  • Army Reserve, National Guard SLC students volunteer to help less fortunate service members

    Dec 9, 2015

    Twenty three Army Reserve and National Guard students enrolled in the 94th Training Division's Quartermaster Senior Leadership Course, took time out of their grueling 17 week class schedule to help the nonprofit Holiday Helper Association Toy Store prepare for the holidays. The students assembled 30 toy bicycles in an hour and they also helped beautify and organize the all-volunteer run facility in preparation of the association's annual open house, scheduled for Dec. 11, and two Christmas shopping days scheduled for Dec. 15 and 16, 2015.

  • Efforts to champion employment for disabled earn recognition

    Dec 8, 2015

    A member of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command earned the SourceAmerica Procurement Champion award for her support in providing employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.

  • Dog tags get first update in 40 years

    Dec 8, 2015

    After more than four decades, the identification tags issued to all Soldiers, commonly called "dog tags," are getting an update.

  • Team's integration benefits combined arms rehearsal

    Dec 7, 2015

    Members of the 724th Contracting Team traveled Oct. 19 to the National Training Center to establish base life support contracts prior to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division's arrival for Rotation 16-02 at Fort Irwin, California.

  • Deputy to commanding general to depart MICC

    Dec 7, 2015

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command deputy to the commanding general has been selected for a follow-on assignment as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

  • MICC contracting office supports Arlington mission

    Dec 3, 2015

    Since the Civil War, it has been the final resting place for our nation's warfighters. Covering 624 acres of hills dotted with centuries old trees, the responsibility for the care and maintenance of this burial ground and the Soldiers who perform ceremonies daily at Arlington National Cemetery belongs to a team of Mission and Installation Contracting Command professionals at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

  • Beliefs of Native American Indians Influence Nation's Culture

    Dec 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone's National American Indian Heritage Month observance on Nov. 24 is one of many such ethnic observances held monthly to educate employees to the contributions different cultures bring to the nation.

  • ACC contracting officers capture Army awards

    Dec 1, 2015

    Army Contracting Command contracting officers earned 11 individual and team honors in the Fiscal Year 2015 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting, according to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement).

  • Contracting officers volunteer in Honduras

    Nov 25, 2015

    Contracting officers assigned from U.S. Army Contracting Command support Army and Joint operations around the world. One of those missions is an enduring mission to provide contracting support at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. Besides providing operational contracting support to their customers, they feel it is important to be visible and contribute to the various community outreach programs supported by the JTF-B command and facilitated by the JTF-B chaplain's office.

  • Academia Day Highlights Opportunities

    Nov 23, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command took part in an Army Materiel Command Academia Day, held recently at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, where representatives from local colleges and universities received information on employment opportunities for students.

  • 925th Contracting Battalion uncases its colors

    Nov 18, 2015

    Soldiers and civilians from the 925th Contracting Battalion and Regional Contracting Center-Capital uncased their colors during a ceremony Nov. 11 at the New Kabul Compound Conference Center here.

  • Contract specialists earn professional development opportunity

    Nov 18, 2015

    Two contract specialists from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command were recently selected for the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program.

  • Army sets record low for accidental loss in 2015

    Nov 16, 2015

    The Army achieved its sixth consecutive year of declines in accidental fatalities and reached a historic milestone during the recently closed fiscal year, data from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center show.

  • MICC welcomes new enlisted leader

    Nov 4, 2015

    Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command welcomed their new command sergeant major during a ceremony here Nov. 3.

  • Commitment To Soldier Readiness Needed To Move Forward

    Nov 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's best can only get better if today's Soldiers commit themselves to the top priority -- Soldier readiness -- as set out by the Army's chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said one of the Army's three-star generals.

  • Faces of the Force: Staff Sgt. Adela Tacla

    Nov 3, 2015

    Looking for a way to support her family, Staff Sgt. Adela Tacla joined the Army 10 years ago and spent nine years as a unit supply specialist. When a number of friends transitioned to acquisition, she followed, and has worked as a contract specialist for the 419th Contracting Support Brigade for the past year. Now deployed, she took the time to answer some questions about her work before she left. "Faces of the Force" is an online series highlighting members of the Army Acquisition Workforce through the power of individual stories. Profiles are produced by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Communication and Support Branch, working closely with public affairs officers to feature Soldiers and Civilians currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines. For more information, or to nominate someone, please contact 703-805-1006.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.