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Eye on AMC 06.21.13


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Eye on AMC 06.21.13

  1. 1.                                                        Friday,  June  21,  2013    Click  to  Enlarge  Click  to  Enlarge  Click  to  Enlarge  Click  to  Enlarge    Click  to  Enlarge  Army  Sustainment  Command  CG  receives  second  star  ROCK  ISLAND  ARSENAL,  Ill.  -­‐-­‐  Gen.  Dennis  Via,  commanding  general  of  the  Army  Materiel  Command,  assisted  in  the  promotion  ceremony  for  Maj.  Gen.  John  Wharton,  commanding  general  of  the  Army  Sustainment  Command  and  Rock  Island  Arsenal,  Ill.,  June  13  at  Rock  Island  Arsenal  Golf  Club.    AMC  DCG  impressed  by  depot  workforce,  partnerships  ANNISTON  ARMY  DEPOT,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Lt.  Gen.  Patricia  McQuistion,  deputy  commanding  general  for  the  U.S.  Army  Materiel  Command,  visited  Anniston  Army  Depot  and  two  of  its  tenant  organizations,  the  Anniston  Munitions  Center  and  DLA  Distribution  Anniston  June  11.  This  was  her  first  visit  to  the  installation  since  assuming  her  current  role  in  August  2012.  Putting  new  boots  on  the  ground  NATICK,  Mass.  -­‐-­‐  What  it  all  comes  down  to  is  keeping  Soldiers  minds  on  their  missions  in  Afghanistan,  rather  than  on  their  feet.  Thats  how  Ben  Cooper  views  the  development  of  the  Hot  Weather  Mountain  Combat  Boot,  or  HWMCB,  at  Natick  Soldier  Research,  Development  and  Engineering  Center,  which  began  in  spring  2011.        Researchers  ensure  top  performance  of  Army  radios  ABERDEEN  PROVING  GROUND,  Md.  (June  19,  2013)  -­‐-­‐  To  keep  Soldiers  safe  and  lines  of  communication  open,  frequent  testing  of  radios  used  on  the  battlefield  is  imperative,  Army  researchers  say.  Testing  is  becoming  more  automated  and  efficient  with  updates  to  the  Communications  Electronic  Warfare  Instrumentation  System,  or  CEWIS,  a  suite  of  test  equipment  developed  by  the  U.S.Army  Research,  Development  and  Engineering  Command.                                                                                          Army  tests  lethality  against  moving  targets  with  new  software  model  ABERDEEN  PROVING  GROUND,  Md.  -­‐-­‐  Military  analysts  now  have  a  tool  that  brings  together  unprecedented  modeling  and  simulation  features  to  help  them  better  choose,  or  build  weapons  to  overpower  future  threats.  
  2. 2.                                              Friday,  June  21,  2013      Hagel  addresses  middle  east  issues  in  Nebraska  speech  Afghan  government  key  to  transition,  Hagel  stresses  Most  complex  bold  quest  yet  focuses  on  ‘Friend  or  Foe’  ID    Picatinny  software  center  earns  top  quality  rating  PICATINNY  ARSENAL,  N.J.  -­‐-­‐  An  organization  here  that  develops  software  that  operates  in  numerous  weapons  systems  used  by  U.S.  military  personnel  worldwide  has  attained  a  top  quality  rating  that  no  other  federal  government  organization  currently  holds.              Westphal  to  CGSOC  students:  Leader  development  vital  to  Armys  transition,  readiness    New  York  City  officials  declare  Army  Day    Guard  members  man  Colorado  fire  lines  on  Fathers  Day            Hunter  among  AMC  Personnel  of  the  Year  ANNISTON  ARMY  DEPOT,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Matt  Hunter,  chief  of  Anniston  Army  Depots  Managerial  Accounting  Division  in  the  Directorate  of  Resource  Management,  is  one  of  12  Army  Materiel  Command  employees  chosen  as  AMC  Personnel  of  the  Year.            Army  scientist  honored  for  exceptional  service    REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  A  recently  retired  Army  research  scientist  was  the  focus  of  honors  June  7  during  ceremonies  here.    The  Army  honored  senior  research  scientist  Dr.  Jester  (Jay)  Loomis  during  a  small  ceremony  with  family  and  coworkers  hosted  by  Eric  Edwards,  U.S.  Army  Aviation  and  Missile  Research,  Development  and  Engineering  Center  director.  AMC  receives  four  value  engineering  awards  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  The  Under  Secretary  of  Defense  for  Acquisition,  Technology,  and  Logistics  recently  announced  that  the  U.S.  Army  Materiel  Command  is  the  recipient  of  four  Department  of  Defense  Value  Engineering  awards.            Local,  state,  and  federal  officials  converge  on  Watervliet  to  share  in  its  200-­‐year  history  WATERVLIET  ARSENAL,  N.Y.  -­‐-­‐  Local,  state,  and  federal  officials  converged  Tuesday  on  this  cannon  factory,  now  called  the  Watervliet  Arsenal,  to  honor  and  commemorate  the  arsenals  200  years  of  continuous  service  to  our  nation.            New  Army  Research  Lab  model  knocks  three  centuries  of  analysis  down  to  two  weeks  ADELPHI,  Md.  -­‐-­‐  With  the  Smart  Weapon  End-­‐to-­‐End  Performance  Model,  developed  by  the  U.S.  Army  Research  Laboratory,  Army  leaders  can  more  quickly  decide  to  modify  or  replace  existing  weapon  systems.