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Eye on AMC 06.28.13

  1. 1.                                                         Friday,  June  28,  2013     Click  to  Enlarge   Click  to  Enlarge   Click  to  Enlarge   Click  to  Enlarge     3rd  CAB  weathers  hail  storm  KANDAHAR  AIRFIELD,  Afghanistan  -­‐-­‐  More  than  80   U.S.  Army  helicopters  were  damaged  when  a  sudden  unprecedented  hail  storm  hit  Kandahar   Airfield  April  23,  where  nearly  half  of  Task  Force  Falcon's  helicopters  were  parked.  What   happened  following  the  storm  was  the  real  phenomenon-­‐-­‐returning  the  aircraft  to  fully  mission   capable  status  without  a  gap  in  air  support  to  their  teammates  on  the  ground.             PEO  IEWS  and  401st  AFSB  partner  to  retrograde  Army's  'eye  in   the  sky'  Kandahar  Airfield,  AFGHANISTAN  -­‐-­‐  In  a  joint  effort  between  PEO  Intelligence   Electronic  Warfare  and  Sensors  and  4th  Battalion,  401st  Army  Field  Support  Brigade,  the  first   Persistent  Threat  Detection  Systems  was  retrograded  June  21.   Not  Available   Q  &  A:  Michael  Fischetti,  executive  director  National  Contracting   Management  Association  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  Michael  Fischetti,  new   executive  director  of  the  National  Contract  Management  Association,  answers  questions  about   the  mission  and  future  of  NCMA.  Fischetti  has  30  years  of  diverse  acquisition  experience,   including  leadership,  management,  policy,  and  contracting  officer  positions  involving  oversight,   program  management,  and  procurement  operations  of  supplies  and  services  in  multiple   government,  civilian,  and  industry  organizations.       Logistics  Support  Activity  greets  new  leader  REDSTONE  ARSONAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐   On  a  breezy  Thursday  morning,  the  Army  said  adieu  to  a  28-­‐year  veteran  who  has  made  God,   family  and  country  his  life's  priorities.  Col.  Pat  Sullivan  retired  and  turned  over  command  of   LOGSA  to  Col.  Chuck  Salvo,  who  most  recently  served  on  the  AMC  staff,  during  a  traditional   Army  change  of  command  and  retirement  ceremony  held  at  the  Army  Materiel  Command's   parade  field.     Refining  AMC's  mission  and  vision     REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐-­‐  After  ten  months  of  site  visits  and  internal  assessments,  the  U.S.   Army  Materiel  Command  changed  its  mission  and  vision  statement.  Creating  the  new  mission   and  vision  began  with  AMC's  Commanding  General,  Gen.  Dennis  L.  Via,  completing  his  initial   assessment  of  the  command.            
  2. 2.                                               Friday,  June  28,  2013      Reserve-­‐component   employers  earn  2013   freedom  awards   Maryland  nurses  learn   about  DoD  brain  injury   trends   President  nominates   Admiral  for  top   stratcom  post        Odierno  speaks  at   Sergeants  Major   Academy  graduation      EOD  supports  Afghan   Army's  counter-­‐IED   training      Garuda  Shield  brings   medical  care  and  smiles   to  Indonesia             Pilot  Training  with  Industry  program  deemed  a  success  ABERDEEN   PROVING  GROUND,  Md.  -­‐-­‐  Three  members  of  the  Army  Contracting  Command  -­‐-­‐  Aberdeen   Proving  Ground  left  their  government  cubicles  and  relocated  to  defense  contractor  business   offices  as  part  of  ACC's  Training  with  Industry  program.             Ammunition  plant  breaks  new  ground  with  state  McALESTER,  Okla.  -­‐-­‐   Improving  access  to  McAlester  Army  Ammunition  Plant  and  safety  on  the  highway  leading  to   the  facility  for  employees  and  truckers  transporting  munitions  is  paving  the  way  for  several   joint  projects  between  the  Oklahoma  Department  of  Transportation  and  U.S.  Army  here.   Tomorrow's  technology  for  today's  workforce  REDSTONE  ARSENAL,  Ala.  -­‐ -­‐  The  Army  Contracting  Command  Chief  Information  Officer  G-­‐6  monitors  technological   advances  seeking  opportunities  to  leverage  the  latest  innovations  within  the  military   contracting  community.               CCAD  news  around  the  depot,  June  24-­‐28  CORPUS  CHRISTI  ARMY  DEPOT,   Texas.  -­‐-­‐  This  week's  Corpus  Christi  Army  Depot's  "News  Around  the  Depot"  highlights  a   significant  change  for  the  Defense  Logistics  Agency  with  a  change  of  command.  LTC  Marvin   Kellem  relinquished  command  to  incoming  commander  LTC  Ryan  Fearnow,  June  19.                                                                                        Tobyhanna  overhauls  Air  Force  training  tool  TOBYHANNA  ARMY  DEPOT,   Pa.  -­‐-­‐  Tobyhanna  personnel  are  repairing  the  Unmanned  Threat  Emitter  training  system,  a  U.S.   Air  Force  training  tool,  which  is  capable  of  radiating  threat  signals  that  simulate  surface-­‐to-­‐air   missiles  and  anti-­‐aircraft  artillery  radar.                     Watervliet  wins  $6.2M  contract,  its  fourth  multimillion-­‐dollar   contract  since  May  WATERVLIET  ARSENAL,  N.Y.  -­‐-­‐  The  Watervliet  Arsenal  announced   June  25th  that  it  received  a  $6.2  million  contract  to  manufacture  more  than  1,600  60  mm   mortar  baseplates  for  the  Army's  TACOM  Life  Cycle  Management  Command.   401st  AFSB  executes  Force  Provider  retrograde  throughout   Afghanistan  KANDAHAR  AIRFIELD,  Afghanistan  -­‐-­‐  As  forces  in  Afghanistan  drawdown  in   preparation  for  the  withdrawal  of  34,000  U.S.  troops  by  February  2014,  so  will  the  life  support   equipment  needed  to  sustain  personnel  deployed  in  support  of  Operation  Enduring  Freedom.  

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