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  • After 4 decades of service, Serao says good-bye to civil service at Picatinny

    Oct 6, 2008

    Patrick A. Serao, a member of the Senior Executive Service and executive director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Enterprise and Systems Integration Center retired Oct. 2 at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • IED Interrogation Arm

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army is confronting a new kind of warfare. The current Iraq War, in contrast to the Gulf War of the early 1990s, has spawned an environment where unconventional warfare has become the norm.

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Hawaii witnesses demonstration of 'instant' causeway

    Sep 23, 2008

    WAIPAHU PENINSULA, Hawaii Aca,!" Military and community members gathered here to witness the first official demonstration of the Lightweight Modular Causeway System (LMCS), Sept. 15.

  • Army Chief of Staff gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston, receives update on incinerator

    Sep 23, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.-U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said the last time he visited the depot was in the 1980s, and he noted that was when Rep. Bill Nichols, the namesake of the depot's industrial complex, was working on Capitol Hill.

  • Army fires first round from cannon on FCS chassis

    Sep 23, 2008

    The Future Combat Systems program successfully fired the first artillery projectile from the manned ground vehicle non-line-of-sight cannon prototype.

  • HENAAC names Army Engineer as 'Luminary Honoree'

    Sep 23, 2008

    Manuel D. Bustillos Sr., an engineer-technician with the Army Research LaboratoryAca,!a,,cs Battlefield Environment Division, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., has been named as a 2008 Luminary Honoree by HENAAC, a national organization established as a means of identifying, honoring, and documenting the contributions of outstanding Hispanic American professionals in science, engineering, technology and math.

  • CERDEC to Demonstrate Night Vision Capability to Key Leaders

    Sep 23, 2008

    CERDECAca,!a,,cs Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate will highlight the latest developments in night vision and electronic sensor technology October 1. The 2008 Executive Night Vision Technology Exposition will showcase technologies to the Department of Defense military and civilian leaders, and members of Congress.

  • Army Chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston (slideshow)

    Sep 22, 2008

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Anniston Army Depot Sept. 18, 2008.

  • Vital acquisition training treks to Southwest Asia

    Sep 22, 2008

    Here today, for the first time in Southwest Asia, Eighteen Soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors completed the classroom portion of the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course Ac"a,! known in the field as Acquisition 201B Ac"a,! one of the most difficult to obtain requirements for professional certification in the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics field.

  • Classes on new M14 take precision marksmanship to new levels

    Sep 22, 2008

    Task Force Currahee hosted a set of training classes on the newly-issued M14EBRMTT rifle at forward operating base Salerno, Khost province during August and September, 2008.

  • Army chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston

    Sep 19, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the last time he visited Anniston Army Depot was in the 1980s and "It was like the Stone Age compared to now."

  • New Army game applications look to boost tech interests

    Sep 19, 2008

    Army commands are teaming up with the Ohio Department of Education and Aca,!A"Project Lead The WayAca,!A? to use AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army PC game to promote student interest in the engineering and technical fields.

  • Warrior quest

    Sep 17, 2008

    Paintball helps build tactical skills.

  • DAC provides a unique service-radiographic expertise

    Sep 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center located in McAlester, Okla., offers unique ammunition-related services; one of those services is the availability of subject matter experts who provide answers to technical questions related to the radiographic inspection of ammunition or ammunition related items.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna--Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center

    Sep 12, 2008

    Employees support over 27,000 items from more than 200 customers. They perform over 15,000 calibration and 3,500 repair actions each year, using stateAca,!"ofAca,!"theAca,!"art calibration standards and systems.

  • Ship simulator provides testing for containerized ammunition

    Sep 12, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center located in McAlester, Okla. has developed a one of a kind capability within the Department of Defense that allows engineers to simulate real-life shipping conditions for containerized ammunition.

  • Picatinny's GPS-guided Excalibur artillery round deemed 'amazingly accurate' by troop

    Sep 11, 2008

    From taking out top al-Qaida operatives to safely firing within 50 meters of dismounted infantrymen, the Picatinny Excalibur projectile is already paying dividends a year after its initial fielding to Soldiers.

  • Picatinny engineer awarded two patents for new grenade ammunition designs

    Sep 11, 2008

    Picatinny engineer awarded two patents for new grenade ammunition designs. New design estimated to save Army more than $2 million a year.

  • JACKS - a single knowledge center for the CBRN community

    Sep 11, 2008

    JACKS is a Web-based knowledge management system that provides information for the CBRN defense community, regardless of the agency, equipment manager or data owner.

  • Chemical defense collaboration helps protect Warfighter, nation

    Sep 11, 2008

    Collaborative research here leads to countermeasures to protect the Soldiers and ultimately protects the nation.

  • Complex being built to map aircraft sound

    Sep 11, 2008

    Mapping sound in flight

  • MRICD scientist appointed associate editor of new journal

    Sep 11, 2008

    MRICD scientist named as one of two associate editors for The Botulinum Journal.

  • FCS People

    Sep 10, 2008

    Gail McCabe introduces us to a group of people who are paving the road to Army Transformation in Huntington Beach, CA.

  • Army explores fringe science, looks to communicate through brain waves

    Sep 10, 2008

    The 1982 Clint Eastwood thriller Aca,!A"FirefoxAca,!A? seemed like the ultimate military science fiction story: A former Vietnam War pilot steals a state-of-the-art Soviet fighter plane armed with weapons controlled solely by thought. More than 25 years later, the Army is funding research to explore the futuristic concept of using brain waves to communicate.

  • Out of storage in Qatar, into the fight in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! Operational and environmental conditions in Afghanistan place heavy loads on not just Soldiers, but also the combat and tactical vehicles used to transport people and equipment around the Operation Enduring Freedom area of operations.

  • Picatinny ARDEC emergency operations center provides support for Democratic National Convention

    Sep 5, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Throughout the Democratic National Convention Aug. 25 Aca,!" 28, PicatinnyAca,!a,,cs Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Testbed Emergency Operations Center supported the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership.

  • SMDC/ARSTRAT FA40 Space Symposium Underway

    Sep 4, 2008

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A crowd of 100 individuals attended the 2008 U.S. Army FA40 Space Operations Symposium opening event in Colorado Springs on the evening of Sept. 2, at the Radisson Hotel. The four-day symposium is designed to provide an operational update to the Army Space Operations Professionals (FA40) as well as provide education on force improvements and new initiatives at strategic, operational and tactical levels. The symposium will also serve as a forum to discuss Army Space Operations Officer's roles, responsibilities, opportunities and Army Space issues impacting the Army community.

  • Picatinny ARDEC emergency operations center provides support for Democratic National Convention

    Sep 4, 2008

    In a partnership between the New Jersey Business Force and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Picatinny Arsenal's testbed Emergency Operations Center was put to use during the Democratic National Convention Aug. 25-28.

  • Army Test Pilot

    Sep 2, 2008

    Army Test Pilots put military aircraft through their paces.

  • Fort Bragg's Directorate of Logistics works smarter to support Soldiers

    Sep 2, 2008

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Every Soldier requires weapons, ammunition, food, supplies, clothing and vehicles, but many probably donAca,!a,,ct realize one organization is responsible for just about everything a Soldier needs to do his job. The Fort Bragg Directorate of Logistics provides logistics, some training and readiness support to active duty and reserve components units, state and federal agencies and other customers for maintenance, transportation, supply and services. Aca,!A"We touch everything that the Soldier eats, wears, the fuel that he puts in his vehicle, the material he uses to build his foxhole, the weapon and bullets that he fires and the vehicle he drives,Aca,!A? said Robert Franks, DOL director.

  • Shocking experience

    Sep 2, 2008

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Aca,!" Sgt. Aaron Knight, Personal Security Detachment, Headquarters Company, 25th Inf. Div., Aca,!A"experiencesAca,!A? the latest in nonlethal incapacitating technology as part of division training on the Taser X26E, a device that will be available to select Soldiers downrange.

  • GEMS sparks students' interest in sciences

    Aug 28, 2008

    For dozens of students from Maryland to New Mexico, the Labor Day weekend means the end of their participation in a program called GEMS, for "Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science."

  • Army researchers try to regrow fingers from 'pixie dust'

    Aug 28, 2008

    A powder that regrows limbs sounds like the stuff of fairy tales, but medical experts here are hoping they can use it to make magic happen for wounded warriors.

  • Picatinny supports war on terrorism

    Aug 27, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal engineers developed a radiometric trailer capable of measuring infrared signatures of aircraft countermeasure flares at long range.

  • History of Military gaming

    Aug 27, 2008

    Gaming has long been an important tool used by militaries to assist in training, analysis and mission readiness.

  • Improving "America's Army"

    Aug 27, 2008

    In 2000 the Army and the gaming industry forged what is so far an eight-year partnership, combining Soldiers' knowledge of all things Army with industry professionals' understanding of how technology can be leveraged to relate the Army experience.

  • September Soldiers Magazine focuses on Army gaming

    Aug 25, 2008

    The September issue of Soldiers magazine highlights the use of gaming throughout the Army. The same technologies used in popular video games are being leveraged to help entertain, rehabilitate and train Soldiers like never before.

  • The Box

    Aug 22, 2008

    Tony McKinney gives us an exclusive look inside The Box.

  • Army research on invisibility not science fiction

    Aug 21, 2008

    Invisibility has long existed in the realm of imagination and fantasy, but for Army scientists and researchers studying ways to apply the latest technology to save SoldiersAca,!a,,c lives, fantasy is slowly becoming a reality.

  • West Point Cadet learns AKO ropes

    Aug 21, 2008

    At 7:30 in the morning, West Point Cadet Daniel James Smith was sitting at his computer at the Army Knowledge Online office inputting change-management requests into the business process management database.

  • 2008 LandWarNet Conference draws huge turnout

    Aug 20, 2008

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 19, 2008) - Despite the blustery weather brought on by Tropical Storm Fay, the opening conference of the 2008 LandWarNet Conference at the Broward County Convention Center was filled to capacity, leaving dozens of people to stand along the wall.

  • AKO tests new wiki capability

    Aug 19, 2008

    A new feature on the Army's enterprise portal will make collaboration significantly more effective. The Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online Project Office today officially launched a pilot program for wiki - a feature facilitating the perpetual, collective work of many authors within the AKO community.

  • Depot, university partner to groom future business leaders

    Aug 19, 2008

    Tobyhanna and the University of Scranton Operations and Information Manaement (OIM) Department have joined forces to provide college stdents the tools they'll needfor a career in big business.

  • "Dragons" test prototype weapons for future release

    Aug 19, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!"Soldiers of the 1st Aca,!A"DragonsAca,!A? Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Carey, command sergeant major for United States Armed Forces Command, got a first hand look at new weapons systems with a live fire here, July 29.

  • Soldiers improve force protection training

    Aug 19, 2008

    The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., is focused on improving the force protection capabilities of Soldiers about to deploy to combat areas.

  • Army Undersecretary - Part 2

    Aug 19, 2008

    In part two of our series, Undersecretary Nelson Ford speaks about Future Combat Systems.

  • Deployment children aim for the stars

    Aug 18, 2008

    TRANSINNE, Belgium Aca,!" With Joshua Mayo in the pilot seat and flight director Daniel Arvleo-Perez overseeing a mission control center hundreds of miles away, the space shuttle landed flawlessly. Not bad for a couple of teenagers.

  • Reset program maintains troop readiness

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Army reset program is essential to the readiness and combat capability of the Army, said the outgoing director of integration at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Programs (G-8).

  • Wireless network expands depot capabilities

    Aug 15, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA.-Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Army Materiel Command joined forces to modernize the installation's network infrastructure by adding Wireless Local Area Network capabilities.

  • UAVs role key ingredient to success in Iraq

    Aug 15, 2008

    Today, more than ever before, the UAV has become an imperative asset for troops on the ground. This is especially true for Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers, who conduct daily missions in and around the Iraqi capital.

  • Next mission: Conquering the virtual battlefield

    Aug 14, 2008

    With more than 8 million registered users, the Army-developed video game AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army is an interactive, first-person shooter game that allows civilians a taste for the Soldier-life. However, what debuted in 2002 as a communication tool for the Army to promote awareness and Army values to the general public has evolved into a practical training tool for Soldiers.

  • Cyber hawks help keep network safe

    Aug 13, 2008

    WIESBADEN, Germany Aca,!" While Germany-based U.S. Soldiers fight terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, a team of cyber professionals from the 1st Information Operations Command, 2nd Battalion, out of Fort Belvoir, Va., is forward deployed to Funari Barracks in Mannheim to battle threats to the U.S. Army Europe network.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers tour RDECOM

    Aug 12, 2008

    A group of 10th Mountain Division Soldiers got to meet the scientists and engineers behind the technologies that give them a fighting edge on the battlefield and get a sneak peek at what's in the pipeline during a recent tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities.

  • Robots can stand in for Soldiers during risky missions

    Aug 11, 2008

    A recent television series featured competition between teams composed of engineers, mechanics and computer experts.

  • Prosthetics

    Aug 11, 2008

    Advancement of prosthetic technology lets amputees lead a more normal life.

  • Space Agency Work Force Glad to be Neighbor

    Aug 11, 2008

    The U.S. space program was born at Redstone Arsenal. The rocket program began by the Army has grown dramatically since the first Redstone rocket took to the skies 50 years ago. Nonetheless, the space business continues on post in the form of NASAAca,!a,,cs Marshall Space Flight Center. The center was activated in 1960, with Dr. Wernher von Braun as its first director. After having successfully sent AmericaAca,!a,,cs first astronaut, Alan B. Shepard, into suborbital flight the following year, Marshall got to work on its first major project Aca,!" the Saturn rockets.

  • PM Small Caliber Ammo changes management

    Aug 8, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Management of the the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command's Office of the Product Manager for Small Caliber Ammunition changed hands during a ceremony here June 26.

  • Lean initiative simplifies process on M1 line

    Aug 8, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot, Ala. -- In an effort to reduce waste and improve quality while ensuring a superior product for the customer, former safety specialist Dave Kane and heavy mobile mechanic supervisor Joe Cox put their heads together, and the results reaped huge benefits.

  • SMDC to participate in Huntsville's Space and Missile Defense Conference

    Aug 8, 2008

    More than 6,000 people are expected to take part in the 11th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for Aug. 12-14 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.

  • Radford receives Army Energy and Water Management award

    Aug 7, 2008

    Radford Army Ammunition plant was presented the Small Group Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in the Efficiency/Energy Management category Aug. 8.

  • 1st Air Cav receives new heavy-lift helos

    Aug 7, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" From the outside, the CH-47F Chinooks donAca,!a,,ct look much different from their predecessors, aside from the new paint job, but making that observation is like judging a book by its cover.

  • Soldiers test FCS equipment in 'culminating' exercise

    Aug 7, 2008

    Soldiers of the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, Fort Bliss, participated in a three-day training exercise at DoAfA+-a Ana Range Complex July 28-30 that tested the experimental technologies of the Army Future Combat Systems.

  • 100th Stryker repaired at Anniston

    Aug 6, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Workers at the Stryker battle damage repair facility here have reached a milestone in their efforts to repair the Army's 19-ton, eight-wheeled armored vehicles that have returned from Southwest Asia.

  • USASOC greets Osprey

    Aug 5, 2008

    The U.S. Army reached a new milestone in its airborne operations capabilities with the MV-22 Osprey aircraft July 22. The operation marked the first official use of the Osprey by the Army for training purposes, said Marine Lt. Col. Baron A. Harrison, Marine liaison at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C. Until now, the Osprey had seen use by the U.S. Navy, Marines and Air Force, but not the Army. Because it is still a relatively new aircraft Aca,!" the OspreyAca,!a,,cs first flight was in spring of 1989 Aca,!" the Army had not shown a great deal of interest.

  • USAG Humphreys launches YouTube channel

    Aug 5, 2008

    U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys is reaching out to the world with the introduction of its YouTube channel on the Internet.

  • Aca,!A"CenturionsAca,!A? take their Fox for a swim

    Aug 4, 2008

  • Army fields first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Making History Again

    Aug 4, 2008

    A team of engineers recreates the Wright Brothers' 1908 Flyer. It's set to be on display at Fort Myer.

  • CERDEC conducts largest Future Force C4ISR & Networking Technology Demonstration to date

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J.Aca,!"The U.S. Army will showcase more than 100 new and current technologies tested in the largest integrated exercise of its kind at Fort Dix, Aug. 5 Aca,!" 6, 2008.

  • Deseret sampling project successfully completed ahead of schedule

    Jul 31, 2008

    Workers at the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Deseret Chemical Depot in UtahAca,!a,,cs Tooele County today completed a major secondary project, removing chemical agent samples for analysis and measuring solid materials from each of DCDAca,!a,,cs original stockpile of nearly 6,400 mustard agent-filled bulk containers.

  • New tool may enhance the way Soldiers communicate with locals in theater

    Jul 30, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division could soon have a new tool for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom that enhances the way they communicate with the people living in Iraq.

  • Interview with Col. Sandusky

    Jul 29, 2008

    Jini Ryan interviews the Commander of the Defense Language Institute about new language products being made available to all Soldiers.

  • Army civilians 'reset' ADAM air defense system

    Jul 29, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot is a key player in the Reset and upgrade of systems central to air and missile defense in the tactical theater.

  • 'Teamwork makes the dream work:' 1DSTB conducts simulated convoy training

    Jul 28, 2008

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Soldiers from Co. A, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, followed in the footsteps of 46,000 warriors before them and visited the Warrior Skill Trainer on Fort Hood Texas, to conduct scenario driven convoy training July 17.

  • Former Soldier pursues childhood dream

    Jul 24, 2008

    As an Army retiree who served in combat and suffered service injuries, he has already accomplished much in his life, but there is no chance he is about to slow down now.

  • Batman Technologies Mirror Those of the Warfighter

    Jul 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"The Dark KnightAca,!A? has emerged once again in theatres with his futuristic technologies to help capture the infamous Joker. BatmanAca,!a,,cs needs for increased capabilities are parallel with that of todayAca,!a,,cs Soldiers and it appears so are some of his gadgets.

  • Environmental Command offers technology transfer workshops

    Jul 24, 2008

    Workshops provide Army program managers, range management personnel, and the environmental community with practical technologies and tools that help determine issues requiring new development or study.

  • Army partners with academia for emergence of new technology

    Jul 24, 2008

    Army/Arizona State University partner to develop flexible display screen for dismounted Soldier.

  • Covenant Helps BOSS Improve Barracks Life

    Jul 23, 2008

    Barracks life for single Soldiers has changed considerably over the last 50 years. Covenant helps BOSS improve barracks life

  • Army Publishes Final Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Army Growth and Fo

    Jul 23, 2008

    The Department of the Army announced today the availability of the final supplemental programmatic environmental impact statement (SPEIS) that evaluates the potential environmental and socioeconomic effects associated with alternatives for growing and realigning the ArmyAca,!a,,cs force structure to support military operations in the Pacific Theater.

  • Building an expeditionary port

    Jul 23, 2008

    Joint Logistics Over The Shore 2008, currently underway, is an annual exercise that increases the Army and Navy's ability to build improvised ports for transporting equipment from ship to shore when a harbor or pier has been damaged or is nonexistent. About 1,500 pieces of rolling equipment and shipping containers are being moved from ships with a series of lighterage systems (floating roadways) and smaller boats to improvised piers on the shore.

  • Mechanic Platform Answers Technology Needs of Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The days of repairing vehicles while standing on a lug nut or tire of 5-ton vehicles are coming to an end, as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command seeks solutions to the needs of warfighter.

  • Ceremony marks start of $30 million steam sterilization plant project

    Jul 22, 2008

    Fort Detrick added a critical link in the chain leading to the National Interagency Biodefense Campus today. A small crowd of state and local dignitaries, Fort Detrick leaders and Soldiers gathered today at the future site of the fort's new steam sterilization plant for a groundbreaking ceremony.

  • New online welcome video showcases Army life in Korea, embraces the latest in web communications too

    Jul 21, 2008

    Installation Management Command Korea Region has launched a social networking channel to give newcomers information about Army life in Korea.

  • Wrangler Brigade Leads in Combat Fashion

    Jul 21, 2008

    Soldiers of the 4th Sustainment Brigade stationed here are heading out for combat in style these days, with the new Army Combat Shirt added to their combat gear as the latest and greatest uniform addition.

  • Alternative forms of transportation make high cost of gas more bearable

    Jul 18, 2008

    For many, the rising cost of gas is making the daily commute even more frustrating than usual. But there are choices for Soldiers and civilian employees on Fort Lewis.

  • 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.

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