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  • 1.                                                        Friday,  June  7,  2013    Click  to  Enlarge  Click  to  Enlarge  Click  to  Enlarge  Click  to  Enlarge    Click  to  Enlarge  Army  Supercomputing  Research  Center  at  Aberdeen  Proving  Ground  opens  new  facility  ADELPHI,  Md.  -­‐-­‐  The  U.S.  Army  Research  Laboratory  Supercomputing  Research  Center  will  host  an  invitation-­‐only  open  house  at  9  a.m.,  June  10,  at  Aberdeen  Proving  Ground,  Md.    AMC  band  member  chosen  to  become  an  Army  Band  Officer  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  A  U.S.  Army  Materiel  Command  band  member  was  chosen  to  join  the  commissioned  officer  ranks.    Sgt.  Donald  “Taylor”  Criswell,  senior  instrumentalist,  was  selected  to  attend  Officer  Candidate  School  to  become  a  commissioned  officer  after  successfully  completing  the  audition  and  interview.  Corn-­‐Feds:  Army  plans  to  power  plants  with  plants  PICATINNY  ARSENAL,  N.J.  -­‐-­‐  Picatinny  has  formed  a  partnership  with  private  industry  to  develop  a  fuel  cell  that  runs  off  ethanol,  which  could  potentially  power  the  Armys  ammunition  facilities  as  an  environmentally  friendly  energy  source.        CAAA  employee  receives  AMCs  2012  Dellamonica  award  CRANE,  Ind.  -­‐-­‐  Crane  Army  Ammunition  Activity  employee  Randall  Burcham  received  the  Louis  Dellamonica  Award  for  Outstanding  Army  Materiel  Command  Personnel  of  the  Year  for  2012.  Burcham  is  one  of  ten  AMC  employees  chosen  for  the  honor.                                                                                            This  is  a  campus  that  takes  care  of  people  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Despite  the  current  fiscal  environment,  headquarters  Army  Materiel  Command  still  has  a  focus  on  improving  the  quality  of  life  for  its  workforce.  Health  promotion,  resiliency  courses  and  a  new  cafeteria  are  just  a  few  examples  of  the  positive  choices  the  command  can  enjoy.  
  • 2.                                              Friday,  June  7,  2013      Official:  Al-­‐Qaida  still  a  threat  despite  U.S.  successes      NATO  Defense  Ministers  set  post-­‐2014  Afghanistan  mission      Secretary  praises  Spain  in  meeting  with  Defense  Minister  OSBP  helps  small  business  with  contracting  opportunities  ITALY  -­‐-­‐  With  more  than  100  years  of  collective  contracting  and  acquisition  experience,  the  Army  Contracting  Commands  Office  of  Small  Business  Programs  staff  spends  its  days  matching  small  businesses  with  contracting  opportunities  around  the  world.              Odierno:  Sexual  assault,  harassment  cannot  be  tolerated  in  Army    Under  Secretary,  Vice  Chief:  Support  for  deployed  troops  Armys  top  fiscal  priority  Seventh-­‐annual  Pacific  disaster  response  exercise  begins  in  Indonesia  Army  recognizes  recipients  of  2012  environmental  awards  WASHINGTON  -­‐-­‐  Recipients  of  the  Armys  2012  environmental  awards  were  selected  for  their  positive  impact  on  the  Army  mission,  saving  resources,  restoring  the  environment,  and  protecting  Soldiers  and  civilians.            Heftier  unmanned  ground  vehicle  offers  more  lifting,  hauling  strength  DETROIT  ARSENAL,  Mich.  -­‐-­‐  A  small  car  cant  pull  a  heavy  trailer.  Sports  utility  vehicles  dont  have  a  compact  cars  fuel  efficiency.  A  perfect,  one-­‐size-­‐fits-­‐all  vehicle  doesnt  exist.  The  same  goes  for  unmanned  ground  vehicles,  known  as  UGVs.    4-­‐401st  AFSB  Kandahar  mobile  RPAT  uses  PAKGLOC  to  execute  first  fort-­‐to-­‐door  mission  KANDAHAR  AIRFIELD,  Afghanistan  -­‐-­‐  In  a  joint  effort  between  the  4th  Battalion,  401st  Army  Field  Support  Brigade  and  the  2nd  Battalion,  23rd  Infantry  Regiment,  the  Kandahar  Mobile  Redistribution  Property  Assistant  Team  executed  its  first  fort-­‐to  door  operation  May  21.          Army,  University  of  Maryland  create  realistic  robotic  bird  ABERDEEN  PROVING  GROUND,  Md.  -­‐-­‐  A  robotic  bird  created  by  Army  and  University  of  Maryland  researchers  is  tricking  real  flocks  -­‐-­‐  and  hawks  -­‐-­‐  midair,  making  it  a  potential  unsuspecting  future  war  agent.  Robo-­‐Raven  glides,  soars  and  flaps  like  a  real  bird.            ACC-­‐NCR  drawdown  going  better  than  expected  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  "Better  than  expected"  is  the  way  the  point  man  characterized  the  closing  of  the  Army  Contracting  Command-­‐National  Capital  Region  contracting  center.