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Eye on AMC 07.17.13


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Eye on AMC 07.17.13

  1. 1. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge PEO ammo better buying power nets more than $6 billion in savings PICATINNY, N.J. -- Since 2010, the Program Executive Office Ammunition at Picatinny has saved the Army more than $6 billion through better buying power (BBP) initiatives aimed at strengthening buying power, improving industry productivity, and providing affordable military capabilities. Contracting brigade stands up at Fort Hood JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO- FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command activated the 418th Contracting Support Brigade during a ceremony, July 10, at Fort Hood, Texas. The activation follows attachment of contracting Soldiers to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command in April, as part of an integration with contracting centers and offices throughout the Army Contracting Command and MICC that began in March. Click to Enlarge ASC trains Soldiers for life in combat zone ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Army Sustainment Command recently conducted a three-week pre-deployment training session for about 50 commissioned and noncommissioned officers heading overseas to fill positions in its brigades in Afghanistan and Kuwait. ACC-NCR cases colors ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region contracting center here cased its colors July 11, signifying its inactivation. The Army announced the center's closure in November and estimates the move will save about $13 million annually, once the transition is complete. The savings will be achieved through increased efficiencies, reduced facilities and information technology costs, reduced turnover and reduced locality pay as the positions are moved outside the National Capital Region. Ceremony formally closes Deseret Chemical Depot DESERET, Utah. -- In a special U.S. military ceremony, Deseret Chemical Depot (DCD) formally was closed July 11. Yet with hundreds of workers - both government and contractors - still employed here, the gates remain open. U.S. Army officials are calling it a transfer of property - taking DCD's 19,000- plus acres and transferring them to nearby Tooele Army Depot (TEAD).
  2. 2. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Hagel meets with troops on Fort Bragg, discusses budget • Hagel details Defense ‘Plan B’ if sequestration continues • Combat Air Forces grounded by cuts resume flying • Stryker forward- deployed Battlefield Damage Repair facility closes door • Army medicine, VA share focus on behavioral health concerns • SecArmy says furlough will degrade Guard readiness Natick segment to air on 'Only in America' NATICK, Mass. -- When it comes to turning out the finest equipment in the world for American servicemen and women, no one else can "Git-R-Done" quite like the folks at the Natick Soldier Systems Center. That's what "Larry the Cable Guy" discovered Nov. 8, 2012, when the comedian known for that blue-collar catch phrase brought the crew of his popular History Channel TV series "Only in America" to Natick Soldier Systems Center, or NSSC, for a visit. The segment will air Wednesday, July 17, at 9 p.m. EDT. Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Jeanmarie Alexis REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command spotlights Staff Sgt. Jeanmarie Alexis , chaplain assistant for the Expeditionary Contracting Command, here. Col. David J. Luders becomes 47th commander of RIA-JMTC -- ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center Commander Col. James O. Fly, Jr., was in command for more than 34 months. His tenure ended on July 11, when he turned the command over to Col. David J. Luders. West Point cadets surpass goals to improve equipment flow TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Five U.S. Military Academy at West Point cadets working with Tobyhanna Army Depot and Defense Logistics Agency Distribution-Tobyhanna personnel have exceeded the goals to improve equipment flow here. Packaging liquid HAZMAT -- not the same as it used to be TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Employees at LOGSA's Packaging, Storage and Containerization Center (PSCC) here have devised an award-winning method for packaging liquid hazardous materials (HAZMAT) that's better for the environment, less expensive and reusable. Conformal battery unburdens Army’s networked Soldier -- ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve Soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices.