Army, race team prove to be winning combo

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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — A car racing icon and the Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center here have continued to collaborate to support the Warfighter.

Jack Roush Sr., team owner and CEO of Roush-Fenway Racing, first partnered with AMRDEC in fall 2003, when Gen. Paul Kern, then the commander of the Army Materiel Command, directed the leveraging of racing technologies to support the Soldier.

The Roush team allowed AMRDEC to test and prove out new materials, coatings, processes and nanotechnology. Current efforts include sharing test data on windshield multi-layer tear-offs, like those used on Black Hawk helicopters, and diamond coatings for wear resistance.

“We have brought in Roush expertise and expanded the Army’s prototyping capabilities through advanced materials and processes,” said Kris Walker, AMRDEC team leader. “Given Jack Roush’s many resources, vast aerospace capabilities, patriotism and love of Soldiers — this is a very mutually beneficial partnership.”

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Media: Natick Labs practices real-time response to fake terror attack

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NATICK — Before being interrupted by a real-life emergency situation, yesterday’s counter-terrorism exercise at the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center was going well, officials said.

The military complex, also known as the Natick Labs, played host to a simulated terrorist plot meant to test the Army’s counter-terrorism response. “Operation Lasting Calm,” as the exercise was called, introduced a scenario in which terrorists detonated bombs at points across the base, took hostages and traded gunfire with police.

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RDECOM charts future for S&T

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ADELPHI, Md. – The Army’s top scientists and technologists convened May 19 to develop a strategy on multiple issues and to chart their future support to the Warfighter as the Research, Development and Engineering Command Technology Planning Conference got underway.

Major Gen. Nick Justice, the RDECOM commanding general, challenged the senior scientists and technologists to focus on what they’re doing.

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AMRDEC honors workforce with awards

Ft. Eustis, Va. – A 44 year tradition continued May 5 as the Aviation & Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center recognized five employees in areas of excellence and technological achievement during a local area Commander’s Awards Ceremony here.

AMRDEC’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate has presented the annual award since 1966 on a peer-based nomination and selection process. AATD Commander Col. Thomas H. Bryant presented Certificates of Appreciation to the field of 26 nominees considered for the award.

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RDECOM’s top NCO shoots with APG Soldiers

RDECOM Command Sergeant Major particpates in activities with APG Soldiers
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Feb. 3, 2010) – Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin participated in activities with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Council today. As the installation command sergeant major, Marin is the senior enlisted adviser to the BOSS council and approves members selected to serve on BOSS committees.

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RDECOM promotes one of its own

RDECOM promotes one of its own
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — The U.S. Army promoted Lt. Col. Alan Samuels from major Feb. 4 in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, Research, Development and Engineering Command deputy commander.

“It’s an honor for me to do this,” Green said. “Lt. Col. Samuels has demonstrated the potential to lead and he’s being promoted to a position where we expect him to lead.”

Samuels said he was looking forward to taking on new responsibilities and was humbled by his new promotion. “The Army for me is a place where with some hard work and selfless service you can call it home.”

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