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    •                                                         Wednesday,  August  21,  2013     Click  to  Enlarge   Click  to  Enlarge   Click  to  Enlarge     Click  to  Enlarge     Picatinny  cultivates  today's  teachers,  tomorrow's  innovators   PICATINNY  ARSENAL,  N.J.  -­‐-­‐  A  program  here  that  invites  a  select  number  of  students  to  be   immersed  in  science,  technology,  engineering  and  mathematics  (STEM)  added  a  new  element   this  year.     Presidential  helicopter  to  get  upgrade  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  The   primary  aircraft  in  the  U.S.  President's  rotary  wing  fleet  is  the  VH-­‐60N,  also  known  as  the  White   Hawk,  and  to  support  its  mission  planning,  the  Navy  called  upon  members  of  the  U.S.  Army   Aviation  and  Missile  Research,  Development  and  Engineering  Center  Software  Engineering   Directorate.   Click  to  Enlarge   ASC  briefs  congressional  staffers  on  evolving  global  reach,   critical  missions  ROCK  ISLAND  ARSENAL,  Ill.  -­‐-­‐  Congressional  staffers  from  Iowa  and   Illinois  will  be  apprising  elected  officials  on  the  status  of  Arsenal  Island,  its  various  missions   and  future  following  a  day's  worth  of  briefings  here  Aug.  13.     Such  a  visit  is  held  annually  and  sponsored  by  the  Rock  Island  Arsenal  Development  Group.     "The  U.S.  Army  Sustainment  Command  is  the  home  of  U.S.  Army  logistics,"  Maj.  Gen.  John   Wharton,  commanding  general  of  ASC  and  senior  commander  of  RIA,  told  the  group.   The  Master  Scenario  Event  List  II  workshop  got  under  way  July  15  and   Army  aviation  strives  to  own  weather     REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Flying  a  helicopter  through  rain,  fog  or  cloudy  conditions  is   challenging  and  dangerous,  so  a  team  of  U.S.  Army  engineers  have  taken  on  the  challenge  to   research  ways  to  make  flying  in  degraded  visual  environments  easier  and  safer  for  rotorcraft   pilots.             Adding  new  punch  to  aerial  deliveries  NATICK,  Mass.  -­‐-­‐  It  sounds  like   something  you  might  find  in  a  boxing  gym,  but  the  "Enhanced  Speed  Bag"  system,  or  ESB,   actually  could  provide  a  potent  new  punch  to  aerial  deliveries  in  Afghanistan.    The  Enhanced   Speed  Bag,  or  ESB,  being  developed  at  the  Natick  Soldier  Research,  Development  and   Engineering  Center,  is  designed  to  enhance  the  current  method  of  free-­‐dropping  supplies  into   areas  where  typical  resupply  methods  are  impractical.  
    •                                               Wednesday,  August  21,  2013        Secretary  announces   new  anti-­‐sexual  assault   initiatives    Hagel  issues   statement  on  call  to   Egyptian  Defense   Minister    Military  medicine   advances  burn  injury   treatment    Device  gets  Soldiers   back  to  work  on  their   feet,  preventing   amputations     'Vibrant  Response'   trains  troops  for  nuclear   disaster   101st  Airborne  Div.   commander:  Afghans   lead  fight  in  Afghanistan       Furlough  cut  short:  Normal  work  schedule  resumes  at  ANAD     ANNISTON  ARMY  DEPOT,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Depot  personnel,  like  others  within  the  Department  of  Defense,   received  good  news  Aug.  6.  That's  the  date  Secretary  of  Defense  Chuck  Hagel  announced  the  end   of  furlough  for  most  civilian  employees.     With  the  most  recent  reduction,  furlough  days  were  condensed  from  11  to  six  (88  hours  to  48   hours)  and  the  depot  reverted  back  to  its  normal  5-­‐4-­‐9  work  schedule  on  August  11.forward   operating  areas.     SDDC's  RPOE  brings  rapid  response  capability  to  disaster   exercise  SCOTT  AIR  FORCE  BASE,  Ill.  -­‐-­‐  More  than  40  members  of  Military  Surface   Deployment  and  Distribution  Command's  689th  Rapid  Port  Opening  Element  from  Joint  Base   Langley-­‐Eustis,  Va.,  teamed  up  with  the  U.S.  Air  Force  at  MidAmerica  St.  Louis  Airport  in   Mascoutah,  Ill.,  this  week  honing  their  rapid  response  and  assessment  skills  during  a  Joint  Task   Force  -­‐-­‐  Port  Opening  exercise.               Everyone  responsible  for  property  accountability  JOINT  BASE  SAN   ANTONIO-­‐FORT  SAM  HOUSTON,  Texas    -­‐-­‐  The  threat  of  smaller  budgets  looming  for  the  Army   underpins  the  significance  of  Soldiers  and  civilians  entrusted  with  government  property  to   maintain  accountability.   General  visits  ammunition  plant,  talks  2020  planning  MCALESTER,  Okla.   -­‐-­‐  Brig.  Gen.  Kristin  K.  French  had  a  message  for  the  senior  leaders  of  McAlester  Army   Ammunition  Plant  when  she  visited  her  subordinate  installation  here  July  30:  find  the  plant's   business  niche  within  its  core  competencies  and  plan  for  2020  now.             Helium  supply  critical  to  Army  research  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Army   senior  research  scientist  Henry  Everitt  doesn't  take  helium  lightly,  because  the  second  lightest   element  in  the  universe  is  in  high  demand  by  research  laboratories  such  as  his  at  the  U.S.  Army   Aviation  and  Missile  Research,  Development  and  Engineering  Center.       Measurements  made  easy  with  depot  machines  ANNISTON  ARMY   DEPOT,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Anniston  Army  Depot's  Technology  Integration  Division  is  frequently  called  upon   whenever  shops  in  the  industrial  area  have  an  item  whose  dimensions  cannot  be  measured  by   shop  personnel.  The  reason  doesn't  revolve  around  their  abilities  with  tape  measures,  but,   rather,  with  a  laser.