Eye on AMC 08.14.13


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Eye on AMC 08.14.13

  1. 1. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge 401st AFSBn-Kandahar issues equipment to last unit, preps for U.S. forces drawdown KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade issued equipment to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, the last unit scheduled to receive equipment from the battalion in preparation for the reduction of U.S. military presence and full transition to Afghan security lead by December 2014. Army chemical weapons storage workers reach safety milestones TOOELE, Utah -- During a 12-month period, the Deseret Chemical Depot achieved a zero recordable injury rate as employees completed the delivery of thousands of barrels of chemical agent-contaminated waste materials. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration defines a recordable injury as any work-related injury that requires treatment above first aid. Click to Enlarge Army engineers bring 'Power, Energy and Cyber' to students ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army engineers provided high school students a look into the science-related career paths available to them through advanced classroom instruction and hands-on experiments as part of an expanded Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program, known as GEMS, here. Former AMC Commander passes, leaves legacy of service REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A former Army Materiel Command leader will be laid to rest Aug. 17 at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. General (Ret.) John R. Deane died July 18 at the age of 94. Picatinny to gain doctorate granting institution this fall PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Many organizations call Picatinny Arsenal home. Soon, a doctoral degree- granting program will also find a home here. The new Armament Academy at Picatinny Arsenal is a first-of-its-kind program that will offer graduate degrees in armament engineering. Classes are planned to begin September 6 with all classes being held on Fridays at the Armament University.
  2. 2. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 • Clapper establishes group to examine intelligence collection • Dempsey arrives in Israel, first stop on Middle East trip • Obama announces steps to advance surveillance Debate • Westphal discusses fiscal challenges facing Army during TRADOC, Fort Eustis visit • Veterans may get 1 year of retroactive benefits with 'fully developed claims' • New devices keep Army communications safe Community sewers provide cool relief to Soldiers REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Carol Wolf and her fellow members of the Southern Tennessee Valley Chapter of the American Sewing Guild want to help Soldiers in the field keep things cool. Wolf, a contracts attorney with the Army Contracting Command, devoted time in July to create more than 80 cool ties in desert tones that are destined for active duty military serving in forward operating areas. Army scientists pioneer novel chaotic ranging technology REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army scientists have developed promising new technology for ranging - determining the distance from one location or position to another location or position as with radar and sonar - that lowers cost and complexity by exploiting a phenomenon known as "chaos." 401st AFSB receives first weigh-in-motion system in Afghanistan KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is the first unit in Afghanistan to procure the state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion system, which can record a vehicle's length, width, height, weight, number of axles and center of balance in a matter of seconds without the vehicle operator having to come to a halt. RDECOM reservists address technology gaps at Ulchi Freedom Guardian ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- U.S. Army Reserve officers are serving a key role in identifying and addressing science and technology needs during a major U.S. Army exercise in the Pacific. LOGCAP executive director appointed to SES; thrilled about helping others ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Like his father, the new executive director of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, better known as LOGCAP, has landed the job of his dreams. Jay T. Carr was formally appointed to the Senior Executive Service, Army Sustainment Command, during a ceremony here Aug. 6 in Heritage Hall. Annual Shutdown? Not for an Army-owned manufacturing center WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- When the Arsenal "shutdown" operations last week to accommodate its annual summer vacation period and to conduct heavy maintenance, someone who is not familiar with Army manufacturing might have thought the sounds of heavy machining would have been silenced as darkness spread to more than one million square feet of manufacturing space.