Town Officials Visit Natick Soldier Systems Center

By Vannessa Josey and Kelly FieldJune 4, 2021

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NATICK, Mass. – Collaboration and partnership were key themes during a recent visit from Natick Town Officials to the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center.

“This visit is meant to highlight our operations and discuss the parallels we share with the leadership in the Town of Natick,” said Lt. Col. Andrew Henderson, Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Natick. “We are grateful for the opportunity to show our partners Natick Soldier Systems Center."

During the visit, nearly a dozen of Natick’s Town Officials received an update on U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Natick’s operations. A tour followed highlighting Soldier and squad performance optimization, force sustainment systems and uniform and textile research, all which make Natick Soldier Systems Center vital and unique to Soldier readiness and performance. It was the first in-person meeting since March 2020, which sparked excitement for continued collaboration.

“Today is an opportunity to check in with each other to see where we have partnered in the past and create synergy for the future,” said Lynn Valcourt, Director of Planning, Analysis and Integration for USAG Natick. “We are appreciative that this visit allows us to showcase a small part of what we can offer and we are excited for the opportunity to spark interest for future partnerships.”

USAG Natick is home to the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center whose mission is to protect and sustain America's military forces through technology, research, development and engineering. With the USAG Natick at its core, Natick Soldier Systems Center is the only Active Army installation east of the Hudson River. Responsible for infrastructure services, the Garrison Command is comprised of essential support elements ensuring the successful day to day function and operation of the installation.