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  • Fort Drum civilian employee earns top antiterrorism award

    Jul 18, 2008

    Anyone who lives or works on Fort Drum should feel extremely safe. The Installation Management Command has chosen John Simard, Fort Drum's installation antiterrorism officer, as the best antiterrorism program manager for all Army installations for the year 2007, winning his program $100,000.

  • CIO/G-6 in the news

    Jul 16, 2008

    G-6 in the news

  • ARL Engineer is Finalist for Service to America Medal

    Jul 16, 2008

    An Army Research Laboratory engineer is one of 29 federal government employees selected as a finalist for a Service to America Medal by the Partnership for Public Service.

  • Chemical Leak at Blue Grass Army Depot

    Jul 15, 2008

    Army officials confirmed today that a mobile laboratory conducting a routine daily check of the ambient air under a containment shroud within one of the chemical agent storage igloos tested positive for the nerve agent GB (Sarin).

  • Umatilla Depot begins 8-inch VX artillery projectile disposal

    Jul 15, 2008

    UMATILLA CHEMICAL DEPOT, Hermiston, Ore. - Umatilla Chemical Depot storage workers today began delivering 8-inch diameter VX-filled artillery projectiles to the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, marking the official start of a new individual munitions campaign. The first 8-inch VX projectiles or Aca,!A"shellsAca,!A? will soon be processed at UMCDF.

  • Former NSRDEC Soldier remembers tragedy, thankful to be alive

    Jul 15, 2008

    LANDSTUHL, Germany Aca,!" Thousands of miles from their small patrol base in Iraq, 1st Sgt. Rick Haddad and Spc. Justin Donnelly reunited Thursday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

  • Army uses LSS to improve operations

    Jul 15, 2008

    NATICK, Mass. - Helicopters have long played a role in getting needed supplies to Soldiers in the field. One way this is accomplished is through sling loading. Sling loading is where a helicopter hovers while some type of cargo, whether it is food, ammunition or other needed equipment, is attached underneath. The load is fastened to a cargo hook via a sling set.

  • TACOM LCMC resets mobile parts hospital slated for use in Iraq

    Jul 14, 2008

    The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command held a ceremony June 25 at Ultra Tech Machinery Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, to recognize completion of the first reset Mobile Parts Hospital module slated to be used in Iraq.

  • Army showcases technologies at student conference

    Jul 14, 2008

    ORLANDO Aca,!" The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command recently participated in the 30th anniversary Technology Student Association Conference.

  • Secretary: Army accelerating future technology, on path to 'balanced force'

    Jul 11, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren said Thursday that while the Army is stretched, the service is on a path toward balance on a number of fronts, including modernization.

  • Logistician helps fix launcher process

    Jul 11, 2008

    In a seemingly incongruous recipe -- mix a Texas Longhorn with a Texas A&M Aggie -- the PEO Missiles and Space has produced a prize-winning and fund-saving hero in the person of Rachelle Lapperre.

  • Anniston builds new mine-plowing vehicle for the Marine Corps

    Jul 10, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"Depot production of the Assault Breacher Vehicle revved up Monday when the first plow-equipped tank was shipped to the Marines.

  • AMC deputy commander visits Tobyhanna

    Jul 10, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, recently visited Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., and attended two briefings; command perspectives and corporate culture, and then joined depot leaders on a driving and walking tour of Tobyhanna. Points of interest along the route included the new Child Development Center, family housing, Firefinder radar test site, Electro-Optics/Night Vision Division, Blue Force Tracking, Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar Simulator, AN/TPS-75 Air Defense Radar System and Multiple Threat Emitter Systems. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance 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. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center for ground communications and electronics. About 5,800 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 command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Guard units receive more high-tech Lakota helicopters

    Jul 10, 2008

    LouisianaAca,!a,,cs Aviation Command last week became the latest National Guard unit to receive the new light utility UH-72A Lakota helicopter.

  • USAMRIID scientist selected for unique leadership position

    Jul 10, 2008

    Leonard A. Smith, Ph.D., a world renowned scientist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, has been selected to fill one of just 42 elite positions in the U.S. Army. He is the InstituteAca,!a,,cs newest Aca,!EoeAca,!EoeST,Aca,!A? a designation given to scientists and engineers who combine world-class technical expertise with demonstrated scientific leadership. An ST position is equivalent to a civilian Senior Executive Service position or the military rank of brigadier general.

  • The Science of Victory

    Jul 10, 2008

    A five-minute video that emphasizes the vital importance of basic research and the people who perform it to the Department of Defense mission and the future of our nation's security. This video is sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, U.S. Army.

  • Commander's Corner: Community information a mouse click away

    Jul 9, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" In this week's Commander's Corner, USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall talks about the importance of exercising your right to vote.

  • Secretary Ford, SMA visit FCS lab

    Jul 9, 2008

    Acting Under Secretary of the Army Nelson Ford and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston tour the System of Systems Integration Lab for Future Combat Systems at the Huntington Beach Campus, Ca., July 8.

  • Promoting Safety with HEAT

    Jul 9, 2008

    The HEAT is a simple yet sophisticated training module that represents an up-armored Humvee. The purpose of the training, which was deemed mandatory for every enlisted Soldier since September 2007 by the DoD, is to simulate a Humvee rollover.

  • Field reps support Soldiers using devices that determines an individual's identity

    Jul 8, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot Field Support Representatives (FSR) are providing Soldiers with training, troubleshooting and upgrades for Handheld Interagency Identification Detection Equipment (HIIDE) in Southwest Asia.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions

    Jul 8, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights the Army's Greatest Inventions awards program which is dedicated to recognizing the best technology solutions for the Soldier. Winners are selected based upon their impact on Army capabilities (breath of use and magnitude of improvement over existing systems), inventiveness and potential benefit outside the Army.

  • Tobyhanna supports the troops Aca,!Eoeover thereAca,!a,,c

    Jul 8, 2008

    Tobyhanna field service representatives deploy to Southwest Asia to support the warfighter.

  • Machinist clears clutter, improves working conditions

    Jul 8, 2008

    A Tobyhanna Army Depot machinist improved working conditions in the machine shop by devising a plan to organize 25,000 tools using 6S proceses.

  • Team makes recommendations for Iraqi agricultural improvements

    Jul 7, 2008

    A team from the Borlaug Institute of Texas A&M University Agricultural Team spent approximately one month with the Vanguard Brigade developing a list of recommendations to improve Iraqi agricultural capabilities.

  • Leaders discuss new joint unmanned aerial operations

    Jul 3, 2008

    Army and Air Force leaders met Monday to discuss developing a new joint unmanned aerial system concept of operations.

  • Technology Needs Teens event sparks interest in science, technology, engineering, math

    Jul 3, 2008

    Five months of planning exploded into a huge success at the Technology Needs Teens event hosted by Harford Community College May 28.

  • FCS capability Accelerated for Infantry

    Jul 2, 2008

    Soldiers in Infantry Brigade Combat Teams now get the first crack at Future Combat System technology, Army officials said during a news conference at the Pentagon June 26. That capability, initially meant to be delivered first to Heavy Brigade Combat teams, will now be delivered to IBCTs by fiscal year 2011 -- three years earlier than previously planned.

  • Mike Krieger Named Army Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6

    Jul 2, 2008

  • Fort Hood wins best antiterrorism program award, runner-up in remaining three categories

    Jun 30, 2008

    Five Army installations were recognized by the Installation Management Command for their top efforts in antiterrorism. U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood, Texas, won the antiterrorism award for Best Installation Program, and John Simard from Fort Drum, N.Y., was named Best Program Manager.

  • Defense Satellite Communications System puts a lid on things

    Jun 30, 2008

    On June 20, the SATCOM Systems Company installed the "lid" onto the second Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) located at the Missile Defense Complex. An event that most personnel on site took the opportunity to witness, this is the final "golf ball" that will be dominating the terrain at Fort Greely, Alaska.

  • NATIONAL NEWS HOSTS TOUT ARMY'S MESSAGE THORUGH UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

    Jun 30, 2008

    Geraldo Rivera, ESPN's Crawford and Jacobson, and Fox New's Ainsley Earhardt--National News Hosts who Tout Army's Message Through A Unique Experience with the Golden Knights.

  • Biometrics technology reveals true identities

    Jun 30, 2008

    According to the National Science and Technology Council and Committee on Homeland and National Security, fingerprinting is one of the most reliable and convenient methods used to identify people because of the uniqueness of fingerprints and the ease of obtaining them.

  • E-cyber Mission National Competition

    Jun 27, 2008

    Student finalists attend the national judging event for the Army-sponsored science fair E-cyber Mission.

  • Army Inventions

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Army recognizes its Top 10 Greatest Inventions of 2007.

  • Army aviation test mission on rise

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Aviation Technical Test Center tries to ensure that what looks good on paper works well, and safely, in the air.

  • AKO receives charter, new project manager

    Jun 27, 2008

    This story describes the change of charter ceremony hosted Jun 27 at Fort Belvoir. AKO/DKO has received a new leader. He is the first board-selected project manager for the Army's intranet. COL Earl Noble will lead AKO as Defense Knoledge Online become more of a reality.

  • Soldiers train on new Strykers

    Jun 27, 2008

    New Stryker vehicles arrived at 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment in May, boosting morale and firing thrusters on an already rocketing training schedule.

  • Caring for burned Soldiers

    Jun 27, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Michael Schlitz grimaces in pain as Spc. Steven Neveau, a burn-therapy assistant, rotates the burned SoldierAca,!a,,cs arm to keep scar tissue from freezing his already limited movement.

  • WRAMC: Providing top-notch care

    Jun 27, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., has made great progress in caring for wounded servicemembers. Since the war on terror began five years ago, WRAMC personnel have treated almost 8,000 servicemembers who supported operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. About 560 of them were amputees, said Chuck Scoville, WRAMCAca,!a,,cs chief of amputee services.

  • TRADOC turns 35

    Jun 27, 2008

    While there is a lot of change taking place in U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Army overall, much has also remained unchanged.

  • Anniston depot repairs Fort Drum's fire control boxes

    Jun 26, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot has a reputation for being the rebuild capital of the world. When employees here from the Directorate of ProductionAca,!a,,cs Weapons and Fire Control Value Stream were asked to assist the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), from Fort Drum, N.Y., with the inspection and repair of M119 Towed Howitzer fire control components, their unique substantial remanufacturing capability was put to the test.

  • FCS capability accelerated for infantry

    Jun 26, 2008

    Soldiers in Infantry Brigade Combat Teams now get the first crack at Future Combat System technology, Army officials said during a conference at the Pentagon June 26.

  • AFIRMing Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2008

    The Defense Department has launched a five-year, Army-led cooperative effort to leverage cutting-edge medical technology to develop new ways to assist servicemembers whoAca,!a,,cve suffered severe, disfiguring wounds.

  • Army hosts national youth 'cyber' science fair

    Jun 26, 2008

    Sixteen teams of students from across the country converged on the nationAca,!a,,cs capital Monday to present a variety of science projects to a panel of judges in the Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 announced

    Jun 26, 2008

    Greatest Army inventions of 2007 announced

  • Army's eCYBERMISSION Competition Announces National Winners

    Jun 25, 2008

    Four national winning teams were announced Tuesday in the U.S. Army's 2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Redstone, Pennsylvania Guard Win Defense Awards

    Jun 25, 2008

    Army installations making strides in historic preservation and sensitive species protection earned two Department of Defense Environmental Awards for fiscal 2007. In Alabama, the U.S. Army Garrison Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs protection of local history resulted in the DoD Environmental Award for Cultural Resources Management. In Pennsylvania, the natural resources conservation team at Fort Indiantown Gap, a National Guard installation, garnered the award in the Natural Resources Conservation, Team category for their protection of the regal fritillary butterfly.

  • Easy Rider

    Jun 25, 2008

    Walter Reed Army Medical Center unveiled the New Patient Evacuation Vehicle to the Public.

  • Walt Songaila -- preaching the gospel according to Lean Six Sigma

    Jun 25, 2008

  • Mississippi National Guard

    Jun 24, 2008

    The Mississippi National Guard adds two lightweight UH72A Lakota Helicopters to its arsenal.

  • Last VX-filled landmine destroyed at Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Jun 24, 2008

    PINE BLUFF ARSENAL, Ark. -- The Pine Bluff Chemical Activity (PBCA) and Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, located at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark., have successfully transported and destroyed the last VX nerve-agent filled landmine located at the Arsenal.

  • Yongsan drivers get new plastic licenses

    Jun 23, 2008

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Aca,!" Since 1974, Yongsan officials have been issuing driverAca,!a,,cs licenses in pretty much the same way. But now, the 21st century called and said, Aca,!A"plastic is the wave of the future.Aca,!A?

  • Flood Fight

    Jun 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with State, Federal agencies and local communities to hold back record setting river levels along the Mississippi River. Mary Cochran reports from Quincy, IL.

  • Army Partners with Academia for Emergence of New Technology

    Jun 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army is in its fifth year of a 10-year partnership with Arizona State University, and reports on-time progress in its journey towards creating a flexible display screen for the dismounted Soldier

  • Army names Tobyhanna its top maintenance depot

    Jun 20, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has won the 2008 Army Chief of Staff Maintenance Excellence Award for Depot Maintenance.

  • TIGER team reaches milestone, motors on

    Jun 20, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! A small team of technicians working in a non-descript warehouse-like building here recently completed its 200th M1 Abrams tank engine Aca,!A"revitalization,Aca,!A? in Kuwait, saving millions of dollars through cost avoidance, while getting these 1500 horsepower turbine power plants back into tanks and back in the fight.

  • Army Turning Trash into Energy in Iraq

    Jun 19, 2008

    A test of the Tactical Garbage to Energy Refinery, or TGER, is turning trash into energy at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • NY Business Council Visits Army Leaders

    Jun 19, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren spoke with 31 CEOs and CFOs from the Business Council of New York State at the Pentagon June 18. The business leaders were briefed on Army communications strategy, reset and homeland defense.

  • AKO Opens New Call Center

    Jun 18, 2008

    Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online dedicated a new helpdesk and call center Wednesday to offer round-the-clock support to world-wide users.

  • Depot only organization 'Resetting' TRC-190 high frequency radios

    Jun 18, 2008

    The depot is the first and only agency operating a Reset program for the AN/TRC-190 High-Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio system.

  • Vets Help Donkey Power Drive Iraqi Brick Factory

    Jun 17, 2008

    An industrial complex in Iraq has quadrupled its employment and productivity, and a team from Multinational Division Center is helping the companies keep their labor force healthy. Capt. Rory Carolan, senior veterinarian and agriculture advisor with the 3rd Infantry Division's civil affairs team, and Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery, treated more than 250 donkeys employed in the absence of motorized vehicles at the Narhwan Brick Factory Complex.

  • Future Combat Systems

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Army displayed the latest technology at the National Mall. The event shows the progress that our military is making and that the future is now.

  • Four Picatinny Development Teams Receive 2007 Army Greatest Inventions Awards

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Army honored four Picatinny weapons-development teams by presenting each a highly coveted top 10 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for 2007 in Arlington, Va. June 12.

  • Soldiers Select Four Picatinny Inventions as Best of 2007

    Jun 16, 2008

    Picatinny items on this yearAca,!a,,cs list include the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, XM982 Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile, M110 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the Picatinny Blast Shield for the Light Armored Vehicle. All the inventions are designed to keep Soldiers safer when dealing with potentially volatile situations. Since the Army Greatest Inventions program began in 2002, Picatinny teams have won 17 out of a possible 60 Army greatest invention positions. This is more than any other Army laboratory or organization.

  • TARDEC Demonstrates MATTRACKS T4-3500 Robotic Project

    Jun 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center has been working with MATTRACKS, a Karlstad, Minnesota-based company, to develop a chassis and electric drive system with superior off-road performance.

  • Sen. Carl Levin and TARDEC Director Encourage University Students to Pursue Robotics Education at 16

    Jun 16, 2008

    Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center Director Dr. Grace M. Bochenek addressed competitors at the 16th Annual International Ground Vehicle Competition hosted at Oakland University, Mich., during their opening remarks recently.

  • Local Student Advances to National Science Competition

    Jun 16, 2008

    Franz Sauer of Monmouth County joined classmates and local colleagues at the 46th annual Monmouth Junior Science Symposium. Sauer, Jay Feldman, Jeffrey Hart and Andrew Shum of High Technology High School were four of 10 finalists in the paper presentation for this notable regional science fair.

  • ARL's Turner Plays a Key Role in Officer Candidate School

    Jun 16, 2008

    For 12 weeks a year, Army Maj. (ret.) Dan Turner returns a portion of what a lifetime in the Army has taught him. He volunteers with the Officer Candidate School to help Soldiers become new officers. Turner retired at Fort Benning, Ga., and is a member of the Army Research Lab's Human Research and Engineering Directorate. His work supports the U.S. Army Infantry School through the evaluation of new weapons and equipment for the infantry Soldier, and conducts human factor evaluations of new equipment for program managers.

  • ARL Employees Honored for Federal Service

    Jun 16, 2008

    Eight U.S. Army Research Laboratory employees were recently recognized by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board for their contributions to federal service at its 41st annual banquet in Baltimore.

  • ARL, University Establishes Center to Develop Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors

    Jun 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has partnered with the State University of New York at Albany to speed development and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled sensors and electronic devices that will play a critical role on the future battlefield.

  • Tech Demo Part of Army Birthday at Pentagon

    Jun 14, 2008

    Visitors to the Pentagon were treated June 13 to a look at a prototype of the Non-Line of Sight Cannon.

  • MRAPs on the move

    Jun 13, 2008

    A strategic partnership between Letterkenny Army Depot and BAE Systems is a proven win-win for Soldiers. Government, industry and the community have achieved milestones building RG33s for the warfighter.

  • Annual symposium focuses on demil initiatives

    Jun 13, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center hosted the 16th annual Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Utah, May 5-9.

  • Contract Awarded for Kwajalein Cable System (KCS)

    Jun 13, 2008

    A contract awarded June 11 to establish a secure fiber optic cable system will allow the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll to be connected to the continental U.S. through facilities on Guam. The Kwajalein Cable System (KCS) is a positive move by U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site (USAKA/RTS) to continue supporting national defense missions.

  • Training and education center dedicated at Letterkenny

    Jun 13, 2008

    A coalition of leaders who made a new Training and Education Center possible at Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa., gathered May 28 to cut the ribbon and dedicate the facility.

  • Army Invention Saves Severely Injured Soldiers' Lives

    Jun 13, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A new lifesaving standard of care has garnered the Institute of Surgical Research here a prestigious Army title Aca,!" invention of the year. The innovation, called Damage Control Resuscitation of Severely Injured Soldiers, was named one of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007.Aca,!A?

  • Future Combat Systems Showcased on National Mall

    Jun 13, 2008

    Prototype 1 of the Non-Line of Sight Cannon was unveiled June 11 on the National Mall, Washington, D.C. A total of eight such prototypes will eventually be delivered to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., by 2010. The NLOS-C, part of Future Combat Systems, is part of the Army's modernization program. The NLOS-C was one of several pieces of FCS hardware on display at the Mall. Also on display were the Class I and Class IV unmanned aerial vehicles, the Multifunctional Utility/Logistics and Equipment vehicle, the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle and several Tactical Unattended Ground Sensors. Visitors to the FCS open house at the Mall included Senator Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

  • Army's Greatest Inventions of 2007 Recognized

    Jun 12, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Top Ten Greatest Inventions for 2007 were recognized in a luncheon ceremony today in Arlington, Va. Currently in its sixth year, the program chooses winners based on their impact on Army capabilities, inventiveness and potential benefits outside the Army.

  • Night Vision Helmet Brackets

    Jun 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights Tobyhanna Army Depot's large-scale manufacturing of helmet brackets for the night vision mount assembly. The depot improved the product by making it nearly four times stronger than the current bracket and with the help of Lean Six Sigma, is now making the bracket in under four minutes per part.

  • NLOS-C Unveiled on Capitol Hill

    Jun 12, 2008

    Prototype 1 of the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon was unveiled Wednesday on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. A total of eight such prototypes will eventually be delivered to Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., by 2010. There, Army scientists will put the prototypes through rigorous testing to ensure they meet performance requirements. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe from Oklahoma, Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey Jr., viewed the system. Casey said the unveiling is a milestone in Future Combat Systems development. "We have been talking and briefing and telling people about the FCS, and right here today it is real. After a decade of hard work and planning and effort, it is real," he said. The NLOS-C is one of the eight manned ground vehicles in Future Combat Systems.

  • Future Combat Systems Complete First Major Test

    Jun 11, 2008

    In the high mountain desert of Fort Bliss, Texas, Future Combat Systems successfully completed a first Force Development Test and Experiment May 18.

  • Out with the old Aca,!A|

    Jun 11, 2008

  • National Guard Gets First Lakota Helicopters

    Jun 9, 2008

    The National Guard received its first two UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters last week, marked by a ceremony Saturday in Tupelo, Miss.

  • Generator user community to gather and provide feedback

    Jun 9, 2008

  • Letterkenny Army Depot dedicates new facility to fallen Soldier

    Jun 6, 2008

    Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa., dedicated the new less-than-truckload facility to the memory of Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer May 27.

  • Soldiers select four Picatinny inventions as best of 2007

    Jun 6, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Army will honor four weapons-development teams based here by presenting each a highly coveted top 10 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for 2007 June 12.

  • Guided Missile Maintenance Facility breaks ground at LEAD

    Jun 6, 2008

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Guided Missile Maintenance Facility was held May 28 at Letterkenny Army Depot. Brig. Gen. Genaro J. Dellarocco, program executive officer, Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and Col. Steven Shapiro, Letterkenny Army Depot commander, oversaw the event.

  • General Lee rides again

    Jun 6, 2008

    A little more than a year after the anti-tank guided missile Stryker dubbed General Lee was retired from Operation Iraqi Freedom, it made its return to Fort Lewis where Soldiers from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division had been eagerly awaiting its arrival. General Lee once belonged to Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, C Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank), 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. But on April 15, 2007, while conducting operations just south of the Shiek Hamed village in Iraq, the Stryker was hit by a deeply buried improvised explosive device.

  • Army tech brings high school graduations to the frontlines

    Jun 5, 2008

    Soldiers used a high tech Army intelligence system to view their kids' graduations, though they were in remote areas of Afghanistan.

  • Saving Rare Butterfly, Artifacts Helps Posts Win Environmental Award

    Jun 5, 2008

    Two Army installations received the 2008 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award Wednesday, one for natural resources conservation and one for cultural resources management.

  • Army Upgrades Unclassified AKO Portal

    Jun 5, 2008

    This article provides information to the reader on recent upgrades to the AKO unclassified portal. This, along with upgrades to the classified portal and the implementation of AKO Forward, is paving the way to Defense-wide network cetricity (DKO).

  • Army Scientists Developing Hurricane Prediction Models

    Jun 4, 2008

    Hurricane season officially began June 1, but Army scientists and engineers have been working all year developing new models to determine the probability and impact of coastal storms.

  • Planning First FCS Manned Ground Vehicles

    Jun 4, 2008

    The Army plans to reveal the first of eight manned ground vehicles of the future combat systems.

  • Annual symposium focuses on demil initiatives

    Jun 3, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) hosted the 16th annual Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Utah on May 5-9. Over 400 military, civilians and contractors attended the event, with representatives from 17 international countries. Various U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and government contractors participated as exhibitors, with over 30 display booths present.

  • Helmet Sensors, Improved Armor Helping Soldier Survivability

    Jun 3, 2008

    About 7,000 Soldiers from the 101st Airborne and 4th Infantry Divisions who are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are wearing helmet sensors to help Program Executive Office-Soldier improve upon the safety features of the advanced combat helmet.

  • RDECOM Update (2008-05-21)

    Jun 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) was presented the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

  • Tobyhanna cuts power to electrostatic discharge

    Jun 3, 2008

    Protecting state-of-the-art electronics equipment from the damaging effects of electrostatic discharge is a top priority at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Logistics Assistance Representatives

    Jun 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights one of AMC's Logistics Assistance Representatives. Jessie Horn discusses her experience while overseas and provides insight into what it means to support Soldiers while serving with them in Iraq.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - Melissa Ankerway

    Jun 3, 2008

    Melissa Ankerway, a painter helper, touches up the paint on an unmanned aircraft system trailer.

  • Wideband Global SATCOM: Coming to a theater near you

    Jun 3, 2008

    WGS-1 was launched Oct. 11, 2007 and was activated Apr. 14, 2008, and is now providing invaluable communications capabilities to the warfighter.

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