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  1.                                                          Friday,  May  24,  2013    Click  to  Enlarge  Click  to  Enlarge  Click  to  Enlarge  Not  available    Researchers  bring  standard  Army  battery  charger  into  the  21st  century,  refine  conformal  battery  ABERDEEN  PROVING  GROUND,  Md.  -­‐-­‐  The  electronic  devices  Soldiers  use  and  the  rechargeable  batteries  that  power  them  have  advanced,  but  the  equipment  used  to  recharge  them  are  inefficient.  The  U.S.  Army  Research,  Development  and  Engineering  Commands  communications-­‐electronics  center  is  working  to  change  that.            Knee  brace  puts  a  spring  in  your  step  NATICK,  Mass.  -­‐-­‐  Weight,  hinge  design,  and  assistive  power  of  a  quasi-­‐passive  exoskeleton  were  studied  at  the  U.S.  Army  Natick  Soldier  Research,  Development  and  Engineering  Center  here  to  see  how  these  factors  affect  the  way  an  individual  walks.  The  study,  done  in  conjunction  with  Yale  University,  also  measured  how  much  energy  a  person  used  walking  with  the  knee  brace.            Click  to  Enlarge  Mobile  Tower  System  delivers  life  saving  upgrades  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  When  Soldiers  and  aircraft  deploy  in  any  part  of  the  world,  air  traffic  control  operations  become  one  of  the  most  important  functions  to  ensure  that  all  aircraft  supporting  military  operations  maintain  safe,  orderly  and  expeditious  flow  of  air  traffic.  The  Mobile  Tower  System,  or  MOTS,  provides  the  effective  and  reliable  solution  that  can  be  deployed  anywhere  in  the  world,  in  any  weather  condition  and  will  support  both  military  and  civilian  air  operations.            Picatinny  supports  patenting  West  Point  cadet  inventions  WEST  POINT,  N.Y.  -­‐-­‐  There  is  no  greater  motivational  sapper  than  when  you  are  out  on  an  expeditionary  mission  and  you  come  across  a  20-­‐foot  chasm,  and  no  one  is  on  the  far  side  to  catch  a  rope.  The  necessity  to  get  to  the  other  side  makes  for  a  real  mother  of  invention.    For  which,  U.S.  Military  Academy  Cadets  Killian  Burns,  Sungi  Cho,  Steven  Davidson,  Max  Saurwein  offer  the  "Light  Weight  Short  Gap  Defeat  and  Anchor  System."              AMC  NEWS  DISPATCH:  ACC  IT  specialist  diagnosed  with  rare  tumor  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Charles  "Chuck"  Pennington,  information  technology  specialist  at  Army  Contracting  Command,  explains  his  diagnosis  of  a  rare  tumor,  its  removal  and  overcoming    the  5-­‐year  misdiagnosis.  
  2.                                              Friday,  May  24,  2013      Hagel  stresses  summer  safety  in  message  to  department    Secretary  pledges  partnership  in  health  records  integration    Hagel:  DoD,  VA  work  together  to  cut  claims  backlog    Dagger  University  prepares  Soldiers  for  missions  to  Africa  Army  Europe  provides  venue  for  U.S.,  multinational  Special  Forces  training  Oklahoma  Guard  responds  to  Moore  devastation  for  search,  security  assistance    PM  Force  Sustainment  Systems  looks  ahead,  supports  Pacific  strategy  NATICK,  Mass.  -­‐-­‐  What  covers  half  the  worlds  surface,  contains  50  percent  of  its  population,  and  spans  9,000  miles  and  16  time  zones?  Give  up?  Its  the  U.S.  Pacific  Command,  known  as  USPACOM,  area  of  operation,  where  the  experts  at  Product  Manager  Force  Sustainment  Systems,  or  PM  FSS,  at  the  Natick  Soldier  Systems  Center,  Mass.,  stand  ready  to  support  the  joint  forces  future  needs.  CECOM  logisticians  conduct  program  reviews  to  transition  to  sustainment  ABERDEEN  PROVING  GROUND,  Md.  -­‐-­‐  The  U.S.  Army  Communications-­‐Electronics  Commands  Logistics  Readiness  Center,  along  with  Program  Executive  Office  Command,  Control,  Communications-­‐Tactical,  PEO  C3T,  and  Program  Manager  Warfighter  Information  Network-­‐Tactical,  WIN-­‐T,  kicked  off  the  first  of  several  sustainment  review  sessions  in  preparation  for  select  systems  scheduled  to  transition  to  sustainment  during  fiscal  years  17  and  18.                                                      USASACs  employee  of  the  year  leads  by  example  NEW  CUMBERLAND,  Pa.  -­‐-­‐  At  a  recent  employee  recognition  ceremony,  the  U.S.  Army  Security  Assistance  Command  named  its  "Employee  of  the  Year"  for  fiscal  year  2012.  That  selection  came  as  a  surprise  to  the  recipient,  Karen  Hudson.                                                            Four  RDECOM  NCOs  vie  for  top  honors  ABERDEEN  PROVING  GROUND,  Md.  -­‐-­‐  Four  Soldiers  will  test  their  physical  fitness,  endurance,  technical  aptitude  and  reasoning  skills  May  20  to  23  as  they  vie  for  honors  in  the  U.S.  Army  Research,  Development  and  Engineering  Command.            MICC  Small  Business  on  track  for  fiscal  2013  goals  JOINT  BASE  SAN  ANTONIO-­‐FORT  SAM  HOUSTON,  Texas  -­‐-­‐  After  the  Mission  and  Installation  Contracting  Command  commanding  general  announced  the  fiscal  2013  small  business  goals  earlier  this  year,  contracting  personnel  are  off  to  a  strong  start  in  meeting  those  goals.        AMC  announces  its  2012  Dellamonica  awardees  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Annually,  U.S.  Army  Materiel  Command  selects  the  top  employees  from  throughout  the  command  to  receive  the  Louis  Dellamonica  award.  Military  and  civilians,  under  the  General  Officer  and  Senior  Executive  Service  rank,  are  considered  from  AMCs  approximately  70,000  employees.      

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