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  • Army readies for next major network exercise

    Aug 10, 2011

    With its first Network Integration Evaluation in the rear-view mirror, the Army is gearing up for the next installment in a series of major field exercises designed to rapidly advance its tactical network.

  • ECBC trains with local teachers in polymers, food packaging, nanotechnology

    Aug 9, 2011

    In an effort to effectively prepare students for the jobs of the future, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center continues to support neighboring middle and high school teachers in fostering a workforce that is literate in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Army links tactical radios, chat services with commercial communications

    Aug 8, 2011

    Army researchers have linked tactical radios and military chat systems with cell phones, instant messaging and other commercial communications technologies as part of a wide-ranging effort to streamline collaboration across the force.

  • Rapid Equipping Force develops 'Energy to the Edge' program

    Aug 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force has partnered with the Defense Technical Information Center's Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center to procure, deploy and assess hybrid alternative and renewable energy systems in an effort called "Energy to the Edge."

  • Task Force Spartan combat engineers keep the roads safe with new technologies

    Aug 4, 2011

    Combat engineers with Alpha Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division have adapted to meet the requirements of Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

  • Anniston Army Depot converts Army’s M2s

    Aug 4, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot is converting the Army's inventory of M2 Flexible machine guns to a new variant, providing a constant stream of work for the installation's Small Arms Repair Facility.

  • Space systems give Australians, U.S. Soldiers edge in Talisman Sabre

    Aug 3, 2011

    Australians and Americans, including Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers, worked together to integrate space systems in to the Talisman Sabre exercise July 11-29, 2011.

  • Robotics technology may keep Soldiers far from harm

    Aug 2, 2011

    New technology developed by the U.S. Army Tank Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and Automotive Research Center may make it possible to perform surveillance, route clearance and threat defeat at an even greater distance, possibly far from the battlefield.

  • Army seeks robotic breakthroughs with education

    Aug 2, 2011

    Forty teams from around the world converged June 3-6, 2011, on Oakland University's campus in Rochester, Mich., for the 19th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

  • Ordnance Reef technology demonstration reaches halfway point

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef technology demonstration is midway through the technical display of abilities to recover and destroy underwater military munitions, near the Waianae, Hawaii, coast.

  • Technology to aid DoD mental health services

    Jul 29, 2011

    The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance using videoconferencing technology.

  • Army airborne ISR platform slated for early 2013 arrival

    Jul 29, 2011

    Army acquisition officials say they expect the service's newest airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset to be available to the force within 18 months.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs

    Jul 28, 2011

    After refining requirements during a two-year Technology Development phase for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Army developers are poised to conduct a full and open competition geared toward formal production, service officials said.

  • Army 'builds for today but thinks for tomorrow' with reconnaissance surveillance system

    Jul 28, 2011

    Following a bidding war with protests beginning December 2010 against the Army and its selection process, Boeing was finally awarded the contract when the stop-work was lifted June 16, 2011, to begin building the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System.

  • Bamberg's expenses decline by $1 million

    Jul 22, 2011

    Technological improvements, creative thinking and community action help to achieve reductions in energy consumption.

  • Future force: Army Research Lab equips warfighters

    Jul 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army is a well-trained, well-equipped fighting force. And behind every weapon, piece of armor and training that prepares and protects Soldiers in battle are teams of scientists and engineers who are solving complex problems and driving future capabilities.

  • Into the deep: 3-D holographic technology provides detailed human intelligence

    Jul 22, 2011

    Imagine going from looking at the outside of a building, to seeing the internal workings of its electrical system simply by walking around a display case. The sophistication of 3-D holographic technology allows just that.

  • Corps of Engineers, coalition forces improve power for Afghans

    Jul 21, 2011

    Residents in Helmand and Kandahar provinces will get some improvement in the amount of electricity they receive, thanks to an interim measure designed to reduce the number of daily circuit interruptions occurring at the Kajaki Dam power house on the Helmand River.

  • Soldiers benefit from lighter, easier to maintain mortar systems

    Jul 20, 2011

    Mortar crews have started receiving new lightweight 60mm mortar systems that are approximately 20 percent lighter than previous versions.

  • USACE continues construction on energy-efficient headquarters

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues construction on the U.S. Army Europe Mission Command Center on track to be the Army's first LEED Silver-certified building in Germany.

  • ARL hosts SeaPerch robotics challenge

    Jul 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory hosted a SeaPerch robotics challenge at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 11, 2011. The event was made possible through a grant from the National Defense Education Program, which awarded 10 SeaPerch kits to ARL for use with their robotics programs.

  • Chiarelli: 'Without energy, Army stands still and silent'

    Jul 20, 2011

    The second day of the first joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum became standing room only as they waited for leaders from the military and government to enter.

  • Army, Air Force will power fight with alternative fuels

    Jul 19, 2011

    More than 400 Soldiers, Airmen, industry partners and government staffers attended the first joint Army - Air Force Energy Forum July 19, 2011, to join the fight with DoD in reducing the need for imported oil.

  • Defense Department seeks energy revolution

    Jul 19, 2011

    Advances in energy technology that increase warfighter capability not only help the Defense Department protect the nation, but also accomplish two other important objectives, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.

  • DoD: Cyber threat grows more destructive

    Jul 18, 2011

    The cyber threat the United States faces is increasing in severity and is accessible to a wide range of enemies, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said in a television interview broadcast last night.

  • The warriors of Battle Lab filmed during Network Integration Exercise

    Jul 18, 2011

    Soldiers and technology from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division during a six-week Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., became the focus of KPI Production Company’s pilot episode of “Battle Lab.”

  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Jul 18, 2011

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

  • Army develops new ways to test, identify biological agents

    Jul 18, 2011

    The Army is advancing science in new ways. Scientists as the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center developed a ground-breaking method for identification of biological agents.

  • DoD releases first strategy for operating in cyberspace

    Jul 15, 2011

    The Defense Department’s first strategy for operating in cyberspace is a milestone in the fight to protect the nation from potentially devastating network attacks, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said today.

  • Soldiers may soon have lighter machine gun

    Jul 15, 2011

    Soldiers may soon see a reduction in the weight of the Squad Automatic Weapon and small-arms ammunition with a potential replacement for the SAW that weighs a whopping 8.3 pounds less than the current M249.

  • U.S. Army Africa’s Forward Command Element ready to roll

    Jul 14, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa recently trained up on its Forward Command Element.

  • Army fields next-generation blue force tracking system

    Jul 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army has fielded its next-generation friendly force tracking system to five operational brigade combat teams, equipping Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced mapping kits for improved tactical communications while on-the-move.

  • Soldier creates smart phone apps

    Jul 14, 2011

    Spc. Nicholas C. Johnson, an infantryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, has been working with the Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications. CSDA involves suites of digital applications on networked smart phones.

  • Army kicks off Ordnance Reef technology demonstration

    Jul 14, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef demonstration will allow the Army and the Department of Defense to determine whether these technologies meet DOD’s requirements for safe, remote recovery of underwater military munitions.

  • Army improving UAS effectiveness

    Jul 12, 2011

    More than 400 attendees joined the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Warfighter Forum which ran from June 21-24, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz.

  • Army stresses caution, education to combat social media scammers

    Jul 11, 2011

    As social media use becomes more prevalent in today's Army, many Army leaders and Soldiers recognize that effective social media education is the best way to keep Soldiers from falling into the traps set by social media scam artists.

  • MPs train to preserve crime scenes

    Jul 10, 2011

    Military Police platoon assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, received the latest crime scene training during a forensic material collection and exploitation course June 20 to July 1 at an urban training area here.

  • Army leverages Guard and state-facilities for communication equipment reset

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Army’s Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical teamed up with the National Guard and the state of Maine to upgrade key communications equipment.

  • Realistic combat-like scenarios put gear to test

    Jul 8, 2011

    Standing attentively inside a tactical operations center, Sgt. David Johnson was able to pinpoint the location of an enemy sniper team and share real-time, combat-relevant intelligence across the force using networking gear now being evaluated.

  • New online training tools to help prep for deployment

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Army Training Network will use new online training materials that focus on brigade counterinsurgency, cultural sensitivity, and concussions and traumatic brain injuries to prepare units and Soldiers for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Team zeroes in new sniper system

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Fort Sill Special Reaction Team is setting their sights further downrange, with new M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. They received the new weapon last week, and 'Oh boy' were they excited.

  • Guardrail turns 40, modernization keeps it going

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Guardrail aircraft has been in the Army inventory for 40 years, and is still going strong, thanks to Army modernization efforts.

  • Army releases modernization plan

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Army last week released its Modernization Plan 2012, an in-depth explanation of how next year's budget request aims to move the Army toward achieving its objectives to equip the force in the 21st century.

  • MRAP course gives Soldiers feel for navigating roads of Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    Grafenwoehr's Combat Drivers Training program is the only program in Europe to train drivers for driving conditions and vehicle familiarization in Afghanistan.

  • Tobyhanna strong on radar support

    Jul 6, 2011

    In the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, a large, white radome dominates the high ground at Tobyhanna Army Depot symbolizing the growing number of radars and sensors that depot personnel maintain for the military.

  • Online levy brief begins; saving customers time, post money

    Jul 1, 2011

    Fort Hood’s Directorate of Human Resources has changed the way Soldiers complete levy brief requirements for reassignments, making the levy brief process faster and easier for customers.

  • Future Soldiers visit NIE to see equipment of future

    Jun 30, 2011

    Future Soldiers from the El Paso Recruiting Company toured Condron Airfield where the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Tactical Operation Center was located during the Network Integration Evaluation event in White Sands Missile Range, N.M., June 24, 2011.

  • Goal-setting app on iPhone, iPad: Coming soon to Droid

    Jun 28, 2011

    A free App for iPhones and iPads, to set resiliency goals, was released one month ago and will soon be available for the Droid.

  • Army deploys microgrids in Afghanistan for ‘smart’ battlefield power

    Jun 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army, led by the Project Manager for Mobile Electric Power, or PM MEP, is installing microgrid technologies in Afghanistan as part of a groundbreaking project that could significantly lower fossil fuel consumption on the battlefield.

  • Army conducts large-scale network exercise at White Sands

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Army is immersed in an ambitious Network Integration Evaluation exercise at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., designed to simultaneously test programs of record and assess a host of emerging network technologies, Army senior leaders said.

  • Middle-school students winners in Army STEM competition

    Jun 27, 2011

    The 2010-2011 eCYBERMISSION competition came to a close here June 24, 2011, during an awards banquet at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

  • Micro-cyber: Future of signal regiment

    Jun 24, 2011

    Micro-cyber will provide mission command essential capabilities across all echelons. The regiment will transition the signal military occupational specialties to develop the multi-disciplined Soldier required for micro-cyber

  • SAGE aims to save fuel in Afghanistan

    Jun 24, 2011

    As one of the largest users of fuel in the federal government, the Army is developing programs and technologies to slice fuel demand and has rolled out an Operational Energy Strategy.

  • RDECOM Soldiers bring Army home to eCYBERMISSION kids

    Jun 22, 2011

    Soldiers from throughout the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command are lending their considerable support to the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event this week in the nation's capitol.

  • Army builds, tests future network during NIE exercise

    Jun 21, 2011

    The future of the Army’s tactical network is taking shape this month as more than 3,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, evaluate key technologies that connect units to one another and higher headquarters. As the Army’s largest network field exercise to date, the six-week Network Integration Evaluation will assess these capabilities separately and in tandem as a “system of systems” by gathering Soldier feedback from realistic operational scenarios.

  • Ammunition Operations makes 2 million grenades without a failure

    Jun 21, 2011

    Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Directorate of Ammunition Operations has produced two million M18 colored smoke grenades without a failure, according to lot acceptance tests that were conducted May 11, 2011.

  • Heavy metal vehicles roll out for Soldiers clearing combat environments

    Jun 17, 2011

    Two vehicles used by multiple units in the military to assist in clearing routes and marking improvised explosive devices have made their way to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Special Troops Battalion.

  • Network integration tests aim to reduce 'fog of war'

    Jun 15, 2011

    A massive network test, termed the Network Integration Evaluation, which kicked off last week here, will evaluate capabilities of a developmental vehicle-mounted company command post system intended to give enhanced on-the-move networking to company commanders.

  • Balloon reconnaissance marks 150th anniversary

    Jun 13, 2011

    The intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support critical to operations in Afghanistan got its start 150 years ago this month, when a balloonist showed then-President Abraham Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon could help the Union Army prevail in the Civil War.

  • Smart phones increase 'SPOT' reporting in Army evaluations

    Jun 10, 2011

    The Army is finding the use of smart-phone devices such as an Android or iPhone leads to an increase in "SPOT" reports, wherein Soldiers share tactically relevant information across the force in real-time, service officials said.

  • University learns on Army campus

    Jun 9, 2011

    Students come to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to demonstrate high-power microwave generation with an explosive-driven compact system.

  • Recycling center depends on Soldiers, families to keep Grafenwoehr green

    Jun 8, 2011

    While the recycling center at the Grafenwoehr Training Area has vastly decreased the U.S. military impact on the environment, the efficiency of this program is dependent upon Soldiers and their families’ active participation in the recycling program.

  • Prophet Enhanced offers increased flexibility, survivability, collaboration

    Jun 8, 2011

    Creating a picture of the battlefield so that commanders can make informed decisions on how to operate encompasses various forms of intelligence. With the delivery of the first Prophet Enhanced to the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade the realm of ground signals intelligence received a major boost.

  • Army consolidating battle command applications

    Jun 8, 2011

    The Army's Project Manager Battle Command is working vigorously to "collapse" the boundaries separating various applications from one another.

  • Army kicks off network exercise

    Jun 8, 2011

    The Army kicked off its largest network field exercise to date, with more than 3,800 Soldiers taking part.

  • USACE motorcyclists test new USAREUR training simulator

    Jun 7, 2011

    After the long winter with little to no riding, motorcyclists find their skills are a little rusty. The Wiesbaden Safety Office offers a course for novice and experienced riders alike. A state-of-the-art motorcycle simulator allows students to climb on board a motorcycle without the risk of injury while brushing up on their safety skills.

  • Picatinny engineers deliver safer, more lethal gun mounts to helicopter crews

    Jun 7, 2011

    Helicopter crews in Afghanistan needed better gun mounts for door and window guns in CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Three Picatinny Arsenal engineers developed a solution that was safer and delivered greater firepower.

  • Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power

    Jun 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command is the lead in coordinating an experiment using flexible solar cells that could eventually save millions in Army fuel costs.

  • Green project has bright future

    Jun 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and partnering agencies use their successful, large green project in Alexandria, Va., to educate youth about energy efficiency.

  • Plans underway for fort to reach 'Net Zero' waste by 2020

    May 31, 2011

    In late April, the Army announced the installations selected to take part in the energy-conserving “Net Zero” pilot program, pledging to only use as much energy as they create by 2020. Fort Hood, Texas, was one of six installations selected by the Army for the Net Zero-Waste program.

  • Army supports student launch program

    May 31, 2011

    White Sands Missile Range in cooperation with state and private agencies supported the launch of a scientific rocket containing student experiments from nearby middle schools, high schools and universities.

  • Digital Training Campus available for deployed Soldiers

    May 23, 2011

    Portable professional development classrooms that can be set up virtually anywhere are currently being used by units in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Odierno marks 100th anniversary of field artillery

    May 20, 2011

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, the commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, returned to Fort Sill, Okla., May 19, 2011, as keynote speaker for the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School.

  • Pioneer platform soars to battlefield success

    May 19, 2011

    Employees of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office along with participants in last week's Aviation Synchronization Conference held at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., gathered for the dedication of a MQ-5B Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle static disply, May 12, 2011.

  • To edge of space, back: West Point balloon satellite a success

    May 19, 2011

    A group of cadets and officers traveled to Sam's Point Preserve, N.Y., May 13, 2011, to conduct their final launch of the semester for the West Point Balloon Satellite.

  • Army building foundational software for COE

    May 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army's System of Systems Engineering effort has identified a number of computing environments through which to implement G6-defined standards, service officials said.

  • Recruiting officer urges APG, RDECOM to share Army's high-tech message

    May 16, 2011

    Sharing the Army's high-tech story with the American public will help build a stronger military, a senior recruiting officer said May 13, 2011, during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground's research facilities.

  • SMDC employees help community in aftermath of storms

    May 16, 2011

    In the aftermath of the recent tornado outbreak, two members of the command spent time with local, state and national authorities in efforts to save lives.

  • Chiarelli: Stress disorder, brain injury science lacking

    May 13, 2011

    The therapies used for the treatment of brain injuries lag behind the advanced medical science employed for treating mechanical injuries, such as missing limbs, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told reporters here today at the Defense Writers Group breakfast.

  • Facebook page puts 'death row' pets in spotlight

    May 11, 2011

    pet-lovers, it's an emotional issue. For animal control facilities, it's an economic one: what to do with the nearly 7,000 dogs and cats dumped at the city's Animal Care and Control Center every year'

  • Artillery tested for rapid deployment

    May 11, 2011

    Members of the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile System Project Office test fired an upgraded version of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

  • Tactical UAV design earns cadet team multiple awards

    May 11, 2011

    A team of West Point cadets developed a low-cost, lightweight, fully autonomous unmanned aerial system which garnered three awards in recent weeks.

  • Army equipping Afghans, Iraqis on Mi-17s

    May 10, 2011

    At the request of the Departments of State and Defense, the Army is acquiring and sustaining Russian-built Mi-17 helicopters for Iraqi and Afghan forces so they can further stand up their respective militaries and enable more U.S. forces to return home, service officials said.

  • Army warfighters go digital to hone skills

    May 10, 2011

    With more than 1 million servicemembers on active duty in the United States, the military services, and especially the Army, are running short of a critical commodity -- training grounds.

  • Pentagon acquisition chief underscores need for change

    May 10, 2011

    Against the backdrop of slower increases in defense spending, the Pentagon's acquisition chief called for faster decisions and greater focus on more value for taxpayer dollars.

  • Army producing enhanced Stryker with double-V hull

    May 9, 2011

    By this summer, Soldiers in Afghanistan will be riding in new Stryker armored combat vehicles that have an improved hull design to protect them from improvised explosive devices and roadside mines.

  • Army marks 10-year Stryker anniversary

    May 9, 2011

    The battle-tested Stryker vehicle has now been in service 10 years and Army program managers met in Michigan May 5, 2011, along with industry leaders, to celebrate the anniversary.

  • 'Green bullet' as effective as M855 round -- consistently

    May 6, 2011

    Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56 M855A1 "Enhanced Performance Round" in Afghanistan.

  • Fluorescent bulbs good for environment, if treated properly

    May 5, 2011

    The incandescent light bulb was invented, and marketed through his company General Electric, by Thomas Edison nearly 130 years ago. On Sept. 23, 2010, GE made the last incandescent light bulb in its factory.

  • New e-mail service will create efficiencies, capabilities

    May 4, 2011

    Email users on Army networks can expect big changes heading their way. By end of year, all Army users will migrate to the new Enterprise Email system.

  • MRAP University expands

    May 3, 2011

    MRAP University began teaching classes April 18, 2011, for the new mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, Wrecker Vehicle. To keep up with demand for training, the school now also offers a night class.

  • Recycling effort benefits Crane Army, charity

    May 3, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity improved its storage capacity, preserved the environment, and helped a local charity by donating bulky polystyrene material to be recycled versus thrown away.

  • Diverse radio fleet, dedicated field support enhance Soldier communications

    May 3, 2011

    When the Army sends sophisticated equipment to the battlefield on an accelerated schedule to meet urgent operational needs, troops and their trainers often improvise with solutions like "Tiger U."

  • Army accelerates app innovation, delivery

    May 2, 2011

    The Army is now developing another "Apps for the Army" challenge, which will be the next increment of the Army Marketplace.

  • Soldiers train on new FBCB2 to prep for network exercise

    May 2, 2011

    Soldiers preparing for this summer's Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are receiving training on the new Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below Joint Capabilities Release.

  • Arsenal's one-of-a-kind test to save environment, dollars

    May 2, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal is undergoing a test - a first of its kind in the country - which is assured to get a lot of folks hot according to an Arsenal supervisor.

  • West Point team wins Cyber Defense title

    Apr 27, 2011

    West Point cadets tested their cyber defense skills against veteran hackers from the National Security Agency and emerged victorious. The three-day 2011 Cyber Defense Exercise concluded April 22 giving the U.S. Military Academy its sixth win since the competition began in 2001.

  • Army seeking 'frank' Soldier feedback on power sources

    Apr 27, 2011

    The "Power Sources Feedback" user group is designed so that Warfighters can share frank observations and recommendations directly with CERDEC Army Power engineers as they prepare to host the Joint Services Power Expo, May 2-5, 2011, at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Convention Center.

  • Soldier blogging website adds mobile app

    Apr 26, 2011

    Army Strong Stories, the U.S. Army's blog where every Soldier is invited to blog about day-to-day life in the military, is now available as an iPhone app and mobile website.

  • Children learn about work, environment at Natick

    Apr 26, 2011

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