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  • Big Tactical Aerostat Flies for First Time

    Apr 2, 2009

    The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System Product Office has announced a major milestone in the design and manufacture of the JLENS System. The event centered on the helium inflation of the world's first 74 meter aerostat. Aerostat serial 0001 lifted off the ground for the first time March 9 at the TCOM manufacturing and flight test facilities in Elizabeth City, N.C. TCOM is a subcontractor to Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems Division which is the prime contractor for JLENS.

  • Robots reduce risks for paratroopers

    Mar 31, 2009

    Sgt. Patrick Stockwell at Fort Polk's IED Defeat Center believes that robots have saved the lives of thousands of Soldiers and Marines.

  • Defending America from space

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Colorado Springs, Colo., landscape is home to majestic blue-grey mountains dotted with deep green pines that traverse ridges, spilling down to grassy knolls and desert brush.

  • Army fielding Enhanced Night Vision Goggles

    Mar 30, 2009

    Soldiers now have a leap-ahead new tool that will enhance their ability to see in total darkness: the AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle.

  • Technology Allows U.S. Students in Belgium, Texas to Share Projects

    Mar 30, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Third-graders in Belgium are visiting a school that's 5,000 miles away. They're putting on concerts, showing off their school projects and mingling with other military kids their age, but they're doing it all without even leaving their classrooms. The students are part of SHAPE Elementary School's latest interactive learning tool - Video Teleconferencing.

  • EOD Soldiers instruct engineers on using robots

    Mar 27, 2009

    "Most of these guys haven't been to combat yet, so we're trying to get them familiar with the systems that they'll be using downrange."

  • Test center recycles helicopter sensors

    Mar 25, 2009

    Throughout the Army, recycling often refers to innovative approaches to reusing paper, ink cartridges, plastics and other items that would normally be disposed of in a landfill. But by looking at possible ways to reuse outdated military hardware, some programs on Redstone Arsenal are using the idea of recycling to give new purpose to hardware that's aged beyond its normal life cycle. At the Redstone Technical Test Center, engineer Chris Dobbins is now in possession of six infrared sensors (also known as pods) that will add new capabilities to Test Area 3's testing program. Though of value to RTTC, these sensors - known as the Star SAFIRE I, the first generation forward looking infrared sensor, for the Black Hawk -- were deemed unusable by Medevac Black Hawk, Utility Helicopters Project Office, which has long since replaced them with the more technologically advanced Star SAFIRE II.

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • GAO report mischaracterizes Army efforts on FCS

    Mar 16, 2009

    Army leaders question the findings in a report released March 12 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office concerning the service's Future Combat Systems.

  • New task force to focus on protective gear

    Mar 13, 2009

    A new Army task force is focused on ensuring continuity and synchronization across the procurement process for Soldier protective gear.

  • Warfighters' Forums: a new era in Army collaboration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Taking advantage of today's technological advances was one of the initiatives that led to the inception of the Army's Warfighters' Forums. Now, Web-based, information-sharing collaborative forums are becoming an integral tool for Army commanders at all echelons.

  • Medicine rewired at detainee combat hospital

    Mar 12, 2009

    Checkpoints, concertina wire and guard towers canvas the horizon at the largest internment facility in Iraq, but some spirits have been lifted by three miles of newly entrenched fiber-optic cable.

  • New Electronic Warfare courses to be taught at Fort Sill

    Mar 12, 2009

    Immediate openings are available for the Army's premier training courses in Electronic Warfare, to be conducted at Fort Sill, Okla., for officers, warrant officers and enlisted personnel.

  • Growing threat of ballistic missiles drives agency's efforts

    Mar 11, 2009

    The growing threat of ballistic missile proliferation around the world is a concern not only of military leaders but also of President Obama's administration, said the new director of the Missile Defense Agency.

  • Immersive technology melds Hollywood, warrior training

    Mar 10, 2009

    WASHINGTON -- Training technology development in California has demonstrated the possibility of having Soldiers walk through virtual environments that contain both real-world objects and simulated characters.

  • High-tech mobile hospital trains to save lives in combat

    Mar 3, 2009

    "Mascal! Mascal! Mascal!" someone shouted as Soldiers ran out of tents towards a 15-passenger van, horn beeping loudly. Medical personnel whistled loudly to get everyone's attention focused on the latest casualties coming into the training area.

  • Army Capabilities Integration Center director examines the shape of the future force

    Mar 1, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Michael A. Vane, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, gave a look inside the Army's force in the years to come at the Association of the United States Army's 2009 Winter Symposium. Vane believes there are five keys in what the Army should look at to shape the force for the future. They are the battle command network; counter improvised explosive devices and mines; power and energy; human dimension; and training.

  • Army targets individual Soldier for radio communications

    Feb 27, 2009

    The ability to communicate; through voice, digital message or simply by position, is arguably, the most critical capability for the men and women of today's Army.

  • Dual focus of Army scientists yields spinouts

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army has a dual focus in its development of science and technology: modernization for the future and accelerating technology for today's warfighter.

  • Research at BenAfAt Labs where small is BIG

    Feb 25, 2009

    Remember the old grade school question, "If a tree fell in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound' That philosophical question may be the way to look at BenAfAt Laboratory's challenge in hyping nanotechnology to the general public. In essence, if you can't see it, how do we know it's there' Better yet, if we can't even pronounce it Aca,!aEURc strain-induced crystallization of the semicrystalline polymers Aca,!aEURc should we even care' According to Dr. Brian Van De Wal, Chief of Fatigue and Fracture Analysis Branch at BenAfAt Labs, we should care because nanotechnology will eventually affect just about every aspect of our lives, from medicine to infrastructure. BenAfAt Labs conducted its first Nano-Scale Materials Forum on Feb. 19 in downtown Albany, hosting representatives from 10 universities that represented such institutions as West Point and Cornell University, and from three civilian corporations, GE Research Labs, Lockheed Martin, and First Nano.

  • Project serves Soldiers and the environment

    Feb 23, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sometimes too much of anything is definitely not a good thing. That's indeed the case at the Mainz Sand Dunes Local Training Area where an invasive tree species and other plant invaders have run rampant threatening rare plants and animals, and impacting training operations.

  • Black Hawk system repair surge supports warfighter

    Feb 23, 2009

    Flight Control Systems Branch personnel doubled the number of Black Hawk systems they repair and overhaul here to support warfighters in Southwest Asia. The request, which came from the Army Aviation and Missile Command, was for the branch to increase their production from 20 to 40 systems for January, noted Jim Walters branch electronics mechanic leader.

  • Army civilian honored with 'Black Engineer of the Year Award'

    Feb 23, 2009

    WARREN, Mich. Ac"a,! For Christopher Scott success has never been an option. It has always been a choice and that drive for excellence has been recognized.

  • Army preparing to test Future Combat Systems

    Feb 20, 2009

    Soldiers and civilians with the Future Combat Systems program at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are working overtime preparing to put future Army technology to the test.

  • Sill offers EW course

    Feb 20, 2009

    Sill graduates students from electronic warefare course

  • Energy Summit touts retrofitting

    Feb 19, 2009

    CHICAGO - Do you retrofit' Most people have never been asked that question, and if asked, might conjure up images of an aerobics class, complete with purple leggings, stirrup pants and early 1980s' music.

  • RDECOM Delivers Technology Abroad, MRAP Gunner Restraint System

    Feb 19, 2009

    Seventy-two hours to save Soldiers' lives. Seventy-two hours to assess, design, fabricate, integrate, test, adapt and produce a universal restraint system to ensure gunners won't be thrown from Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in the event of an accident or vehicle rollover.

  • TARDEC technologies to receive senior Army award

    Feb 19, 2009

    Two U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center projects, the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer and the Humvee "Monster Garage" Program, will receive the 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards.

  • Army, New Jersey schools partner to promote science, math programs

    Feb 18, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two New Jersey Army installations and 26 local school districts have teamed up to help foster scientific and mathematic interests in America's youth.

  • Radio test set replaces obsolete equipment

    Feb 11, 2009

    A modernized, automatic test set replaces seven pieces of manual equipment which are used for testing radio systems here.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 4, 2009

    Time and communications are critical to operation security in a down-range environment, where the difference of minutes can save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives. A Huntsville, Ala., company specializing in satellite communications has developed and deployed an ultra-portable communication system that hits the ground running with the warfighterAca,!"one that can be on satellite in less than an hour.

  • Panel highlights space contributions to the warfighter

    Feb 3, 2009

    The importance of space to the warfighter, in particular Special Forces, was the main topic of discussion during the warfighter panel at the 11th Annual SPACECOMM Defending America Symposium, conducted Jan. 28 at the Broadmoor Hotel. This yearAca,!a,,cs warfighter panel was chaired by Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

  • Wiesbaden students to match skills with world's best at Las Vegas Robotics competition

    Feb 2, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" Long after most students and teachers have left Wiesbaden High School for the evening, a team of dedicated individuals are hard at work brainstorming and preparing their entry for the 2009 Robotics Contest to be held in Las Vegas, Nev., March 24-29.

  • Technology gaps are not holes, but opportunities

    Jan 29, 2009

    A new method of focusing collaboration between the acquisition and the science and technology (S&T) communities

  • New vehicles used in anti-IED training

    Jan 29, 2009

    At more than 8 feet tall and weighing more than 33,000 pounds, Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs newest addition definitely leaves an impression. But last week, approximately 20 Soldiers, Sailors and civilians faced the massive Iraqi Light Armored Vehicle as part of a training class aimed at protecting deployed military personnel against Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • Army testing cannon for FCS Mounted Combat System

    Jan 26, 2009

    The lightweight Future Combat Systems XM-360 120mm cannon -- designed to sit atop the new Mounted Combat System -- was test-fired Jan. 22 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • New FCS program manager meets with employees

    Jan 26, 2009

    The new program manager of Army modernization pledged his support to Soldiers and his commitment to the success of Future Combat Systems during a visit to White Sands Missile range Jan. 12.

  • Low-emitting locomotives replace old diesels on Fort Lewis

    Jan 23, 2009

    The Army began moving equipment by rail in the 19th century. Since then, the power source has changed from steam to diesel and electric. Fort Lewis just received two members of a clean, new generation Aca,!" Aca,!A"ultra-low-emitting locomotives.Aca,!A?

  • Nation Faces Challenges of Defending Space

    Jan 22, 2009

    Though stretched to its manpower limits, the Army is proving itself on the battlefield thanks to its Soldiers and the Army civilians and contractors who support them, a commanding general told an audience of more than 600 during FridayAca,!a,,cs annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association at the Von Braun CenterAca,!a,,cs North Hall. But the future will bring new challenges and opportunities in terms of technology and resources that the Army must now work to address, particularly when it comes to space and global missile defense systems, said Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Aca,!A"We are an out-of-balance Army, meaning that we consume all our resources in two theaters,Aca,!A? Campbell said. Aca,!A"If we can keep to 15 brigades deployed that will give our Soldiers time at home between deployments.Aca,!A?

  • PM DWTS relocates USACE frequencies, upgrades microwave network

    Jan 22, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento (Calif.) District will be able to better perform its missions of providing flood risk mitigation, disaster response and civil and military construction management, thanks to the upgrade of its radio system from aging analog equipment to a modern digital system by the Product Manager, Defense Wide Transmission Systems (PM DWTS).

  • America's Army 3 game to be released this year

    Jan 22, 2009

    Six years after the U.S. Army revolutionized military action games with the launch of the free personal computer game America's Army, the Army has announced the upcoming release of America's Army 3.

  • Conserving energy is a winning formula at Radford

    Jan 22, 2009

    RADFORD, Va. -- Conserving energy is one of the Army's and, in turn, Joint Munitions Command's top priorities. "The more money you spend on energy, the less money you have (available) to spend on bullets for the warfighter and facility improvements at the plant," said Randolph Evans, the energy manager for Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Evans is an industrial engineer at the plant and is recognized as a conventional fuels expert.

  • USAG-Yongsan site gets facelift in new year

    Jan 21, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" As more community members get news and information from the Internet, Garrison officials continue to shift resources to meet their needs. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan web site got a facelift Jan. 18.

  • Fort Lewis Recycling Center now taking electronic items

    Jan 16, 2009

    If youAca,!a,,cre tired of using that bulky computer monitor as a doorstop or that outdated laptop as an oversized paper weight, the Fort Lewis Recycle Center might have the perfect solution for you. ItAca,!a,,cs called Aca,!A"E-CyclingAca,!A? Aca,!" the recycling of electronic items Aca,!" and itAca,!a,,cs under way at the center in Building 5290 behind the commissary off Nevada Avenue.

  • Used Fort Lewis road sand won't go to waste

    Jan 16, 2009

    Spread it over ice and snow, and it prevents accidents. Once everything melts, however, what happens to road sand' Well, most often street-sweepers collect it, and the material ends up in the landfill. ItAca,!a,,cs a costly proposition to buy and dispose of the stuff. This year, instead of dumping the sand, Fort Lewis will haul it to North Fort Lewis. There, the sand will be screened for reuse on the Fort Lewis roads, saving lots of money and preventing significant environmental harm.

  • Scouts worlds apart share experiences

    Jan 16, 2009

    Scouts from Iraq and Forts in America share experiences via a teleconference.

  • Picatinny employees honored for improvement in hand grenade safety

    Jan 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny employees Jason DeVenezia and Yusif H. Yafai were commended here in December for their work on a device that will make hand grenades safer for Soldiers to use.

  • Virtual reality system lets Army leaders practice integrating joint fires into operations

    Jan 15, 2009

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division held its first-ever virtual Joint-Fire, Coordination Exercise. The week-long training exercise held Jan. 12 Aca,!" 15 at the Fort Bragg Battle Command Training Center was a unique opportunity for company commanders, fire support officers, platoon leaders and forward observers from across the brigade to practice integrating fire support assets into their operations without having to fire a single real round.

  • Crossroads requires Watervliet transformation

    Jan 14, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc The ArmyAca,!a,,cs cannon factory in upstate New York is at a crossroad, but some might say that it has been at one crossroad or another for nearly 200 years. The view at this crossroad, however, may never have been clearer. The Watervliet Arsenal will continue to improve its core mission, which is to produce the finest military hardware for cannon, artillery, and mortar systems, but will do so by creating an Arsenal that will be known as much for its high-technology park as it is for its cannon factory, said Col. Scott N. Fletcher, Arsenal commander

  • Army receives first six NEVs

    Jan 13, 2009

    The Army accepted the first six of 4,000 "neighborhood electric vehicles" during a ceremony Jan. 12 at Fort Myer, Va.

  • Deputy commanding general praises depot uniqueness, employee competence

    Jan 13, 2009

    Larry Tompkins briefs Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, on capacity management tools within the Logistics Modernization Program system.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - The Welding Branch

    Jan 13, 2009

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" The Welding BranchAca,!a,,cs 18 employees weld fabricated components supporting several missions -- Blue Force Tracking, Power Distribution Illumination systems, electronic shelters and vans, Mine Resistant Ambush Protectant Brackets, large antennas for communications systems, and housings for missile control subsystems. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support DirectorateAca,!a,,cs Industrial Services Division. Branch personnel use state-of-the-art equipment such as welding machines, handcutting and brazing torches, plasma cutting machines, and a modular fixturing table to work on thousands of components annually. Each welding booth is equipped with an air flow system to remove harmful fumes and dust from the work area. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the commandAca,!a,,cs mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Scope of logistics mission extends from NEPA mountains to warzone

    Jan 13, 2009

    TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs ability to make on-site repairs to communications-electronics equipment extends the scope of its maintenance and logistics mission from the mountains of Pennsylvania to the deserts of Southwest Asia.

  • AMC program teaches directors, managers new ways to do business

    Jan 13, 2009

    Tobyhanna senior leaders are discovering new ways to improve business processes with the help of an Army Materiel Command executive development program.

  • Firefinder processor tests successful - Verification exercise preps radar for rollout of new equipme

    Jan 13, 2009

    Verification exercise preps radar for rollout of new equipment. Testing conducted here last month may soon give warfighters even more reliable Firefinder radar systems.

  • Army receives first six NEVs

    Jan 12, 2009

    The first six "neighborhood electric vehicles" were delivered to the Army Jan. 12 during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va. The ceremonial delivery of the NEVs, which are entirely electric powered, represents the beginning of a leasing action by the Army to obtain more than 4,000 of the vehicles. The use of NEVs by the Army is part of its comprehensive and far-reaching energy security initiative to ease its dependence on fossil fuels. As part of that initiative, the service will be leveraging electric vehicles and other technologies that exist today, as well as exploring emerging technologies.

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2009

    Robotics, communications electronics, sensors, simulators and the latest battlefield cuisine brought the message of strength through technology to a New YearAca,!a,,cs weekend event best know for its focus on the physical characteristics of strength. High technology exhibits from the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Research Development and Engineering Command took center stage for the thousands who came through the Army Strong Zone, the display-filled parking lot of the Alamo Bowl football stadium.

  • Patient Records: Speak it, See it, File it With New LRMC Voice Recognition System

    Jan 9, 2009

    Patient Records: Speak it, See it, File it With New LRMC Voice Recognition System

  • Commander connects online with Soldiers, families spread around the world

    Jan 9, 2009

    BAGHDAD -- Any joke about the antiquated bureaucracy of the military gets a chuckle out of servicemembers and civilians alike who work here.

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2009

  • Technology prepares NATO Soldiers in Northern Europe

    Jan 8, 2009

    CHIAfaEURoVRES AIR BASE, Belgium Aca,!" U.S. Army Garrison Benelux may not have the armor power of Fort Hood, Texas, or the infantry forces of Fort Bragg, N.C., but when it comes to technology, its installations are equipped with some of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs best automation equipment: The Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 and Northern EuropeAca,!a,,cs only Digital Training Facility.

  • Technology helps teens in Europe learn to drive

    Jan 8, 2009

    MONS, Belgium - Teenagers are learning to drive in the rain, in the fog, even on narrow mountain roads at night. They're driving while their friends talk and laugh behind them and even while their cell phones ring. But because of new technology, their lives are in no way at risk.

  • 'Caveman' teaches robotics to troops in Iraq

    Jan 7, 2009

    Soldiers in Iraq are now better trained to use the ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest robotic systems thanks to the work of Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Caveman.Aca,!A? Although his moniker dates to prehistoric times, Norm Root is very much up to date with the high-tech use of robots like the Marcbot IV-N and Packbot 510 with Fastac Kit in explosive hazard identification, surveillance and reconnaissance, and route clearance. He recently returned from a two-month training mission in Iraq where he taught Soldiers and Marines the techniques and tricks of using the robots for bomb identification and other life threatening situations in theater. Aca,!A"They asked me at first to train Soldiers and Marines on the new equipment, the Marcbot IV-N. But those are just now getting in the field and it turned out training was really needed with the Fastac. So they asked me if I would train them on how to use the Fastac, which is in very big demand,Aca,!A? said Root, who is a Redstone contractor with Qualis Corp. working in support of PEO-Ground Combat Systems, Robotic Systems Joint Project Office.

  • Soldiers field-test MRAPs, X-Bots, Boomerangs in Iraq

    Jan 7, 2009

    Operation Iraqi Freedom is helping create a whole new way of fielding force protection products beginning with the mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle which has saved lives and greatly reduced combat injuries to Soldiers on patrol.

  • Another exercise developing proficiency in Missile Defense completed

    Jan 6, 2009

    Every year the 100th Missile Defense Brigade conducts an exercise to evaluate the training plans and functional capability of their subordinate - the 49th MD Battalion - and this year was no differentAca,!A|except for the bitter cold.

  • Bamberg offers military mobile phone Web site

    Jan 6, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany Aca,!" In an effort to keep the U.S. military community here more informed with local stories and events, U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg has developed a Web site for mobile phone users.

  • MRAP ambulances provide protection, 'Rolling ERs'

    Jan 5, 2009

    So medics can go where the warfighters go, Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) ambulances are being used in Iraq and Afghanistan. MRAPs were designed to increase safety of troops operating in an environment heavy with mines, improvised explosive devices and ambushes.

  • Unit keeps eye on bugs in Cuba

    Jan 2, 2009

    Mosquitoes can be a nuisance or a serious health risk for Joint Task Force Guantanamo in Cuba. Avoiding the risk of the diseases they carry is the task of the Joint Detention GroupAca,!a,,cs preventive medicine office. The office, made up of four 525th Military Police Battalion Soldiers, weekly tracks the mosquito population to make sure they arenAca,!a,,ct carrying any dangerous illness. Insects are collected weekly and sent to the Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine for testing.

  • Wounded Warrior kicks off new armor for Humvee

    Dec 31, 2008

    Master Sgt. Jeffrey Mittman was the guest of honor at the Product Manager, Light Tactical Vehicles kick-off event for Fragmentation Kit Seven, the latest Overhead Armor protection for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs work horse, the M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV.

  • New lighter batteries last longer, set unordered

    Dec 31, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest batteries are lighter, last longer and are setting unordered because Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct know about them, according to officials at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Picatinny employees realize $2.7 million cost savings, cost avoidance during LSS certification

    Dec 31, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal - The ARDEC Lean Six Sigma staff recognized 16 teams consisting of 39 team members who achieved grean and black belt certification.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: World War II coveralls

    Dec 31, 2008

    A World War II museum in Arkansas is requesting that anyone who may have coveralls from that era to please contact them.

  • Four Picatinny employees recognized by NDIA

    Dec 31, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Four Picatinny employees were among 10 individuals honored by the Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association during the organizationAca,!a,,cs 28th annual Firepower Awards luncheon in Randolph Nov. 13.

  • Picatinny lab dazzles participants with non-lethal studies

    Dec 30, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" How could Soldiers determine if suspicious vehicles contain innocent civilians or dangerous insurgents' Are there ways to suppress an insurgent from opening fire on Soldiers without injuring innocent civilians in the immediate area' What are the most effective methods to clear crowds'

  • RDECOM Update (2008-12-29)

    Dec 30, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's sergeant major visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to examine and obtain feedback on RDECOM technologies utilized by the Warfighter.

  • Army couple graduates together

    Dec 29, 2008

    More than 90 Soldiers, Family members, Department of the Army civilians and retirees participated as graduates in the 42nd semiannual commencement/graduation event on post. Graduates wore color-coded caps and gowns representing their specific institutions. Representatives from Central Michigan University, University of Mary, Upper Iowa University, Southwestern College, Central Texas College, Barton County Community College and Service Members Opportunity Colleges were on hand to present each graduate with their degree.

  • Revolutionary Technology Strengthens Military Language Training; Upgraded Software Gets Soldiers Spe

    Dec 29, 2008

    Revolutionary Technology Strengthens Military Language Training; Upgraded Software Gets Soldiers Speaking Faster

  • Last VX nerve agent munition eliminated from CMA's destruction stockpile

    Dec 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions at its destruction sites on Wed., Dec. 24, 2008.

  • McAlester Army Ammunition Plant teams up with Air Force to resolve Item Unique ID issue

    Dec 23, 2008

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant has always worked closely with customers in meeting requirements. IUID (Item Unique Identification) deployment is one example. The Air Force was tasked to meet the Department of Defense's requirement to uniquely mark all items with a unit cost of $5,000 or higher. The Air Force and MCAAP's Ammunition Operations Process Division together researched and tested many different marking systems/materials to determine the best method.

  • Joint Munitions Command headquarters finalizing preparations for Yellow Belt Certifications

    Dec 23, 2008

    The Joint Munitions Command headquarters Lean Six Sigma Office will recognize Subject Matter Experts with a yellow belt certificate and coin for the contributions they make in bringing about the successful completion of a JMC headquarters green belt or black belt project. This is being implemented to recognize SME's who go "above and beyond" simply going to some of the team meetings, and therefore play a vital role in the success of GB/BB projects.

  • Radford breaks ground on new facility for making propellant

    Dec 23, 2008

    The Joint Munitions Command marked the start of a project that will impact the future of propellant manufacturing in North America with groundbreaking Dec. 4 for a new Nitric Acid Concentrator/Sulfuric Acid Concentrator at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. "The purpose of the NAC/SAC is to manufacture strong nitric and sulfuric acid, which is key to the production of Nitrocellulose. The NAC/SAC will cost $103 million and is the first major modernization project to break ground at Radford," said Lt. Col. (P) Jon Drushal, Radford's commander.

  • Watervliet Arsenal Workforce to become...thinner

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Arsenal information technology folks have a New Year's resolution and it means getting the Arsenal workforce thinner. No, this isn't some new health kick or an attempt to make the workforce workour everday in the gym. Because we know that ain't going to happen.

  • BenAfAt, Arsenal Electrify Old Concept

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Chinese are widely known to have discovered gunpowder more than 1100 years ago, an event that radically changed warfare from what was a very personal, hand-to-hand engagement, to a beyond-the-horizon contest between armies. But for the last 25 years, the U.S. Army BenAfAt Laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal has been quietly working on a new gun system that will once again change the history of warfare - maybe for the next thousand years.

  • Film crew uses 3rd HBCT Soldiers for recruiting

    Dec 19, 2008

    A film crew from Ignited LLC, an advertising agency in El Segundo, Calif., came to Kelley Hill Dec. 12-14 to capture Soldiers at work for a new series of recruitment videos. The videos will be used to put together interactive videos for recruiters to show potential recruits various military occupation specialties (MOSs) and what each job entails.

  • 15th Sustainment Brigade trains on future now

    Dec 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The SoldierAca,!a,,cs face was lit by the soft glow from the three flat screen computer monitors lined up in front of him. His eyes flew over a rotating virtual battlefield. He could see where every friendly vehicle and unit was and instantly communicate with them.

  • Suggestion saves money, increases production

    Dec 17, 2008

    Everyone knows that necessity is the mother of invention. The necessity of readying radios for the warfighter sparked a suggestion that increases production and will save the taxpayer more than $235,000 per year.

  • Technical library at Tobyhanna Army Depot streamlines operations

    Dec 17, 2008

    Tobyhanna employees rely on the validity of thousands of documents to repair and test communications-electronics equipment used by servicemembers around the world.

  • New Online portal offers video, news, photo content for world-wide audience

    Dec 17, 2008

    Servicemembers, families and civilians around the world now have a breakthrough Internet resource for information about life at U.S. Army Installations across the Korean peninsula.

  • Program ensures Soldiers' readiness

    Dec 16, 2008

    Early in his tenure as tactical support operations supervisor at Fort Jackson, Harvey J. Jackson heard a comment from a Soldier that he said bothered him. Aca,!A"I got another broken weapon,Aca,!A? Jackson recalls hearing the Basic Combat Training Soldier say. The statement made Jackson wonder.

  • EOD academy helps Army meet increased mission

    Dec 15, 2008

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- A new group-level pilot program was put to the test at Fort Carson Dec. 2-5, to help the Army meet the increasing demand of explosive ordnance disposal resources in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • FCS insights, part 2

    Dec 15, 2008

    Future Combat Systems is born out of the need to communicate on the battlefield.

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Best Crew Competition

    Dec 11, 2008

    The Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) Best Crew Competition is a program which offers Soldiers from 1st Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, the opportunity to prepare, train and show their skills in a profession that they alone represent. Because 1st Space Company is the only theater missile warning unit in the Army, the competition not only identifies the best theater missile warning crew in the company, but also the best crew in the Army. These crews are without question the best in the world at what they do.

  • Army Astronaut assists with ISS upgrade

    Dec 10, 2008

    Army Lt. Col. Robert S. Kimbrough proved he had the Aca,!Eoeright stuffAca,!a,,c completing his first flight into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour as part of STS-126 mission in November after four years of intensive astronaut candidate training.

  • Female scientists' research shines at Army Science Conference

    Dec 10, 2008

    At last weekAca,!a,,cs 26th Army Science Conference, attended by leading defense researchers from across the globe, some were surprised to learn that female scientists are stepping into the spotlight more than ever for their discoveries.

  • Chemical Company in Hawaii Takes Part in WMD Exercise

    Dec 9, 2008

    Soldiers from the 71st Chemical Company, 45th Sustainment Brigade, trained with the Soldiers and Airmen of the 93rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST), a component of the Hawaii Army and Air National Guard on December 2nd at Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii.

  • ARCIC presents first capability developer and team developer of the year awards

    Dec 5, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, Deputy Commanding General for Futures and Director of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), presented the first Capability Developer and Team Developer Awards Dec. 2 at the Capability Developer Leader Seminar on Fort Monroe.

  • Army fields new equipment to stop bleeding

    Dec 4, 2008

    Test results show Combat Gauze field bandages and WoundStat granules both demonstrated marked improvements over whatAca,!a,,cs currently used to control bleeding in the field, said Col. Paul Cordts of the Army Surgeon GeneralAca,!a,,cs office.

  • Picatinny Mortar Fire Control System team wins top Department of Defense award

    Dec 4, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" A Picatinny weapons-development team was recently awarded the prestigious Aca,!A"Top Five Department of Defense Program AwardAca,!A? for its work on the 120 mm Dismounted Mortar Fire Control System, or MFCS-D, during the National Defense Industrial AssociationAca,!a,,cs Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego Oct. 23.

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