Eye on AMC 07.24.13


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Eye on AMC 07.24.13

  1. 1. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Army adopts stronger, lighter composite materials REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the future, Army aircraft may be made of all composite materials, and the Prototype Integration Facility Advanced Composites Laboratory is ready. Part of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's, or AMRDEC's, Engineering Directorate, the Prototype Integration Facility's, PIF's, Advanced Composites Lab has successfully designed and made repairs on damaged composite aircraft components for several years now. Student scientists go ‘Inside the NFL’ LEESBURG, Va. -- The excitement of the eCYBERMISSION STEM competition has died down and the student scientist teams have all gone back home, but some teams are still getting a lot of attention. The Falcons of Skyview Middle School in Leominster, Mass., won the sixth-grade competition with a project that explored helmets and concussions. Click to Enlarge AMC, PEO Ground Combat Systems eliminate redundancies in Stryker retrograde KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Materiel Command, the Army's single logistics command, and Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems have partnered to streamline the process for the Warfighter to turn in Stryker combat vehicles prior to redeployment. New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army invested HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) was invested during a ceremony conducted here today. Joe Fitzgerald was selected by Secretary of the Army John McHugh to represent Northern Alabama. Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander, Army Materiel Command, conducted the ceremony during a luncheon kicking off the greater Madison County's Armed Forces Celebration Week at Huntsville's Von Braun Center. JMC helps Filipino ship pick up Foreign Military Sales ammo in San Diego ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- A unique ammunition upload mission coincided with a family's tour of their namesake's ship. The Joint Munitions Command, through its Security Assistance Management Directorate, succeeded in adding a port visit to San Diego for the BRP (Ship of the Republic of the Philippines) Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), named after World War II hero, Commodore Ramon Alcaraz.
  2. 2. Wednesday, July 24, 2013  Secretary calls on Vets to partner in reshaping military  Hagel: future requires hard decisions, disciplined priorities  U.S.-Afghan pact possible by October, Dempsey says • Army science, technology cuts would be 'devastating' • Initial testing at Fort Bliss bunker indicates 'safe' levels of radiation • N.Y. Guard Soldier recognized for courage under fire Afghanistan mission central to US family BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Bartlett, master gunner, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division joined his father, Stephen Bartlett, battalion support operations officer, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, and his mother, Denise Bartlett, a contractor with Science Applications International Corps, at Bagram Air Field. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/110181/afghanistan-mission-central-us- family#ixzz2ZtAAsb00 Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/110181/afghanistan-mission-central-us- family#ixzz2ZtA6Q4oG From basic quantum mechanics to state-of-the-art infrared imaging REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In this edition of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Fellows Corner, ARL Fellow Dr. Kwong-Kit Choi discusses quantum well infrared photodetectors, or QWIPs, and how ARL is working on improving QWIPs fundamentally by inventing new detector structures and working out new ways to understand and predict their performance. Joint contracting exercise planning continues JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members representing the Defense Department, Army and Air Force gathered here this week to develop scenarios in preparation for the 2014 Operational Contracting Support Joint Exercise. The Master Scenario Event List II workshop got under way July 15 and Army couple aids victim of motorcycle accident KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- During a leisurely motorcycle ride through the Bavarian Alps, Sgts. 1st Class Cathleen Stadler-Frazier and Robert Frazier never expected their military training would be a crucial part of their weekend. QEF makes equipment safe for Soldiers PINE BLUFF ARSENAL, Ark. -- In 2005, Pine Bluff Arsenal's Quality Evaluation Facility was dedicated by then commander Col. Tom Woloszyn. It was dedicated in the spirit of civilian heroism in the memory of Annie M. Young, a young woman who worked at the Arsenal in the 1940s on one of the production lines. In 1943, Young saved several workers from two fires. Any process can be Leaned ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The depot's Enterprise Excellence Division offers employees tools to improve processes, reduce waste and make their work flow more efficient. One of those tools is Lean."We use Lean to identify and eliminate waste within a process to improve our efficiencies," said Barry Smith, EED chief, during a recent Morning Show appearance.