Eye on AMC 07.31.13


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Eye on AMC 07.31.13

  1. 1. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Natick develops holster for M320 grenade launcher NATICK, Mass. -- When the M320 40 mm grenade launcher began replacing the M203 in 2009, it put a new and more lethal weapon into the hands of the Soldier. There was one question, however. How would he or she best carry it? An equipment specialist with Product Manager Soldier Clothing and Individual Equipment, or PM SCIE, is trying to answer that question. Chroman assumes command of 403rd AFSB CAMP WALKER, Korea -- Col. Jordan S. Chroman took command of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade from Col. Michael C. Lopez, who served as commander of the brigade since June 2011. The change of command was held at the Kelly Gym, Camp Walker, Daegu, Korea. Click to Enlarge Innovation leads to improvements in on-the-move communications system ADELPHI, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, Integrated Electromagnetic Materials Research team was recently recognized with a 2012 Army Research and Development Achievement Award for their technology titled, "A Materials Physics Innovation to Achieve Enhanced and Balanced Material Properties to Enable the Army’s Next Generation On-The-Move Communications Systems." MRE production for 2014 does away with lasagna, refried beans, fajitas WASHINGTON -- Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat. Each year, the Combat Feeding Directorate goes into the field to test new food items with the warfighters and get input on existing food items, said Jeanette Kennedy, a senior food technologist at Natick Labs, Mass. The skinny on CCAD's zero clients CORPUS CHRISTI ARMY DEPOT, Texas -- To maintain the cutting edge of digital communications and technology, CCAD's S6 -- Information Technologies team deployed their new zero client system. This will replace about 2,200 old thin client computers throughout the hangars and CCAD. Mass deployment began on July 1 and should finish sometime in August or September.
  2. 2. Wednesday, July 31, 2013  Report cites Afghan security forces gains, progress  General: U.S.-South Korea exercises vital to readiness  Haney vows to maintain deterrence as STRATCOM Commander • Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for COP Keating  Korean War 'Heroes Remembered' at Twilight Tattoo  G-1 to Congress: Army studying how to integrate women into combat Tobyhanna's new logo symbolizes full spectrum mission TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- After a year-long design process, Tobyhanna Army Depot has unveiled its new logo. The logo was designed to reflect the visual assets outlined in the Army Materiel Command's (AMC) Major Subordinate Command (MSC) Co-Branding Guidelines and was developed in conjunction with the CECOM Strategic Communications Working Group. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/110181/afghanistan-mission-central-us- family#ixzz2ZtAAsb00 Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/110181/afghanistan-mission-central-us- family#ixzz2ZtA6Q4oG Crane Army green belt improves respirator management CRANE, Ind. -- Crane Army Ammunition Activity recently completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project designed to improve the respirator management program as the program transitioned from the Navy to Crane Army. ACC, ECC headquarters moving to new temporary facilities REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians at the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters are moving from their relocatable buildings on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to temporary facilities at 106 Wynn Drive in Huntsville, Ala., as they await the completion of their permanent facilities. The Master Scenario Event List II workshop got under way July 15 and What to do when stress comes via the 'F' word: Furlough PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- As employees of the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense, it is natural to feel threatened, insecure, and stressed whenever the media uses the "F" word: furlough. Everyone experiences stress in life. Some people handle it better than others, and some do not know how to handle it at all. Dr. Russell's aspiration: to be advocate for U.S. Army Research Laboratory and its people ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- "People first, mission always," emphasizes Dr. Thomas P. Russell, director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, who took this phrase to heart as he visited each of the directorates and organizations within ARL. Watervliet Arsenal celebrates its 200th year of manufacturing WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal (pronounced “water-vuh-leet”) is an Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing facility located in Watervliet, New York. The Arsenal is the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the United States, having begun operations during the War of 1812. They celebrated 200 years of continuous support to the military, July 14.