Eye on AMC 08.07.13


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Eye on AMC 08.07.13

  1. 1. Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge ‘Long-Lived Power’ could extend life for battlefield sensors ADELPHI, Md. -- "Long-Lived Power" sounds like it could be an energy revolution, a revolutionary of sorts within the family of far-reaching energy solutions for the battlefield -- because it uses radioisotopes. It is a power source that supports low power for years -- 100 microwatts of average power -- according to its developers. APG unveils center for STEM, education outreach ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Aspiring scientists and engineers are now exploring their future careers at a unified APG facility dedicated to education outreach. Aberdeen Proving Ground, or APG, ushered in a new era of partnerships in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, for northeast Maryland with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 30. Click to Enlarge Senior executive sees opportunities for aspiring civilians REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Despite ongoing Department of Defense furloughs, despite the negative publicity stemming from recent federal employee scandals, despite the worry of more federal cutbacks due to tightening budgets, Redstone Arsenal's senior Army civilian said there are still plenty of opportunities to pursue a promising civilian career in support of the nation's military. AMC deputy CG revisits ordnance roots FORT LEE, Va. -- The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, to share information about training initiatives, credentialing programs and the future of sustainment July 31. AMC Office of Diversity and Leadership is more than 'checking a box' REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On Aug. 1, Army Materiel Command transformed the Equal Employment Opportunity and Equal Opportunity programs into the consolidated Office of Diversity and Leadership. The two offices presently have five full-time dedicated professionals who performed the EEO and EO functions.
  2. 2. Wednesday, August 7, 2013 • Hagel announces reduction in civilian furlough days • DOD aids reduction of emergency personnel in Yemen • Hagel urges inclusive political process in Egypt • Army Vice Chief finds Ready and Resilient Campaign 'best practices' at Fort Campbell • U.S. Army Pacific commander visits troops in Korea • End of era: Bradley fighting vehicles leave Germany AMC, a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment/assault REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Darrell Williams, chief of staff of the Army Materiel Command served as the guest speaker of a recent Sexual Harassment Assault/Response and Prevention Mobile Training Team instruction hosted here, July 25. ANAD Directorate of Risk Management houses Safety Office ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Major changes are in progress for the depot's Safety Office, beginning with its recent incorporation by the Directorate of Risk Management. "The Safety Office has been integrated into the DRK. This will free up resources, allowing us to focus on installation safety," said Bruce Williams, the director of risk management. Harnessing new ideas: ARL's high-risk research pushes tech barrier toward new helmet system ADELPHI, Md. -- Gunners, patrol personnel, cooks, medics and other Soldiers who wear helmets for long periods of time could get much needed head and neck relief from a revolutionary device developed by U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers, a new study found. AMC's Reserve brigade grows footprint of support REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A Reserve unit on Redstone Arsenal is looking for a few good Soldiers. The Army Materiel Command-Army Reserve Element Sustainment Brigade, which provides essential support services to a host of Army Materiel Command programs at Redstone and at other Army Materiel Command installations throughout the U.S., is growing its local footprint. Logistics: First ones in, last ones out PASIR LABA CAMP, Singapore -- When most Soldiers were off enjoying their Fourth of July at home with their family and friends, the logistical team for Tiger Balm, a bilateral exercise with U.S. and Singapore Armed Forces, spent their Independence Day on a plane bound for Singapore. AMC Band performs Concert in the Park REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Not even the threat of inclement weather dampened the spirit of the crowd that showed up for the Army Materiel Command Band's Concert in the Park on July 22. The AMC Band was originally slated to perform at Big Spring Park as part of Armed Forces Celebration Week, but the decision was made earlier in the day to move the show inside the Von Braun Center.