Friday, May 24, 2013 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Not available Researchers bring standard Army battery charger into the 21st century, refine conformal battery ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -‐-‐ The electronic devices Soldiers use and the rechargeable batteries that power them have advanced, but the equipment used to recharge them are inefficient. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Commands communications-‐electronics center is working to change that. Knee brace puts a spring in your step NATICK, Mass. -‐-‐ Weight, hinge design, and assistive power of a quasi-‐passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center here to see how these factors affect the way an individual walks. The study, done in conjunction with Yale University, also measured how much energy a person used walking with the knee brace. Click to Enlarge Mobile Tower System delivers life saving upgrades REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -‐-‐ When Soldiers and aircraft deploy in any part of the world, air traffic control operations become one of the most important functions to ensure that all aircraft supporting military operations maintain safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic. The Mobile Tower System, or MOTS, provides the effective and reliable solution that can be deployed anywhere in the world, in any weather condition and will support both military and civilian air operations. Picatinny supports patenting West Point cadet inventions WEST POINT, N.Y. -‐-‐ There is no greater motivational sapper than when you are out on an expeditionary mission and you come across a 20-‐foot chasm, and no one is on the far side to catch a rope. The necessity to get to the other side makes for a real mother of invention. For which, U.S. Military Academy Cadets Killian Burns, Sungi Cho, Steven Davidson, Max Saurwein offer the "Light Weight Short Gap Defeat and Anchor System." AMC NEWS DISPATCH: ACC IT specialist diagnosed with rare tumor REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -‐-‐ Charles "Chuck" Pennington, information technology specialist at Army Contracting Command, explains his diagnosis of a rare tumor, its removal and overcoming the 5-‐year misdiagnosis.
Friday, May 24, 2013 Hagel stresses summer safety in message to department Secretary pledges partnership in health records integration Hagel: DoD, VA work together to cut claims backlog Dagger University prepares Soldiers for missions to Africa Army Europe provides venue for U.S., multinational Special Forces training Oklahoma Guard responds to Moore devastation for search, security assistance PM Force Sustainment Systems looks ahead, supports Pacific strategy NATICK, Mass. -‐-‐ What covers half the worlds surface, contains 50 percent of its population, and spans 9,000 miles and 16 time zones? Give up? Its the U.S. Pacific Command, known as USPACOM, area of operation, where the experts at Product Manager Force Sustainment Systems, or PM FSS, at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., stand ready to support the joint forces future needs. CECOM logisticians conduct program reviews to transition to sustainment ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -‐-‐ The U.S. Army Communications-‐Electronics Commands Logistics Readiness Center, along with Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-‐Tactical, PEO C3T, and Program Manager Warfighter Information Network-‐Tactical, WIN-‐T, kicked off the first of several sustainment review sessions in preparation for select systems scheduled to transition to sustainment during fiscal years 17 and 18. USASACs employee of the year leads by example NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. -‐-‐ At a recent employee recognition ceremony, the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command named its "Employee of the Year" for fiscal year 2012. That selection came as a surprise to the recipient, Karen Hudson. Four RDECOM NCOs vie for top honors ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -‐-‐ Four Soldiers will test their physical fitness, endurance, technical aptitude and reasoning skills May 20 to 23 as they vie for honors in the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. MICC Small Business on track for fiscal 2013 goals JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-‐FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -‐-‐ After the Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general announced the fiscal 2013 small business goals earlier this year, contracting personnel are off to a strong start in meeting those goals. AMC announces its 2012 Dellamonica awardees REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -‐-‐ Annually, U.S. Army Materiel Command selects the top employees from throughout the command to receive the Louis Dellamonica award. Military and civilians, under the General Officer and Senior Executive Service rank, are considered from AMCs approximately 70,000 employees.