#AAC25 USAMRMC Team Celebrates Success of Adenovirus Vaccine

#AAC25 USAMRMC Team Celebrates Success of Adenovirus Vaccine

By Jeffrey Soares, USAMRMC public affairs The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command celebrated the licensure and fielding of the Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine with a recognition ceremony held at Fort Detrick, Md., March 12. Key speakers included Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman, USAMRMC commanding general, Col. Russell E. Coleman, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, and the Honorable Jonathan Woodson, M.D., assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs. The U.S. military began administering Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine, Live, Oral (Adenovirus Vaccine) to recruits in basic training over a four-week period that began the week of Oct. 24, 2011. Since […]

#AAC25 XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system may lose ‘X’ by next August

#AAC25 XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement system may lose ‘X’ by next August

By C. Todd Lopez WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 9, 2013) — The XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system is now in development. But by this time next year, the system may have moved into low-rate initial production and if so, will lose the experimental “X” prefix. Lt. Col. Shawn Lucas, the PEO Soldier program manager for individual weapons at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., said the XM25 is currently in the “engineering and manufacturing development phase,” not yet ready for fielding. “That’s where we are developing the subsystems, which would be the weapon, the fire control, and the programmable ammunition,” he said. “[We are] integrating it all to work together […]

#AAC25 Army Leaders Say Technology Evaluations Set the Pace For An Improved Acquisition Process

#AAC25 Army Leaders Say Technology Evaluations Set the Pace For An Improved Acquisition Process

By Kristen McCullough, PEO STRI Public Affairs Officer As the Army stares down looming budget cuts amidst the need for a critical technology refresh, the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) exercises set the scene for a more efficient acquisition process, senior defense officials said. “We have economic challenges in this nation, and the military budget reflects those as well, but it’s critical that we continue to modernize and give our Soldiers the best possible equipment,” Secretary of the Army John McHugh said during a visit to White Sands Missile Range in May 2012. “The NIE is a critical component to make sure that we can, in an affordable way, continue to […]

#AAC25 Q & A with Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols

#AAC25 Q & A with Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols

By ACC public affairs When you left ECC, did you think that you might be back at ACC as the commander? I’ve been very fortunate and blessed that the advances I’ve been able to make in my career have gotten me to where I am. When I left the Expeditionary Contracting Command to go out to command and combat, I felt I’d go do that and come back to some staff job and that would be the end. I think it’s a great testament to Mr. (Jeff) Parsons (former Army Contracting Command executive director), Dr. (Carol) Lowman (former ACC executive director and deputy to the commanding general) and the great […]

#AAC25 ACC reaches tipping point

#AAC25 ACC reaches tipping point

By Ed Worley, ACC Office of Public and Congressional Affairs Army Contracting Command’s move to Redstone Arsenal passed its “tipping point” in March as the personnel strength in Alabama surpassed the 50 percent mark. ACC headquarters and the headquarters of one of its two subordinate commands, the Expeditionary Contracting Command, are relocating to Redstone Arsenal from Fort Belvoir, Va. “We now have more people working at the Redstone campus than we have at Fort Belvoir,” explained Gene Duncan, ACC director of strategic initiatives and the ACC command group representative at Redstone. “Several of our directorates are operating from here and others aren’t far from it. We’ve been very pleased not […]

#AAC25 Nett Warrior to connect Soldiers to each other, leaders

#AAC25 Nett Warrior to connect Soldiers to each other, leaders

By C. Todd Lopez WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 15, 2010) — The Army christened the new Ground Soldier System June 14 with a name that honors World War II Medal of Honor recipient Col. Robert B. Nett. The system, now in development, will be lighter and more advanced than the current Land Warrior Strike system now being used by a brigade in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to officials at Program Manager Land Warrior. The next generation of the system will now be called “Nett Warrior.” The Army made the naming announcement during a ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes on the Army’s birthday. Col. Wil Riggins, program manager for […]

#AAC25 BETSS-C Providing The Warfighter With An Integrated Base Defense System Enabling Response Against A Full Spectrum Of Targets

#AAC25 BETSS-C Providing The Warfighter With An Integrated Base Defense System Enabling Response Against A Full Spectrum Of Targets

By Christina Bates, PEO IEW&S Recent wars have ushered in a totally new way of conducting operations: coordinated sensor warfare. Whether the area of focus is Base Defense, Air Defense, Intelligence, Reconnaissance, Target Acquisition, or Target Prosecution, timely and actionable information is essential. A robust way to accomplish this is through a cogent networking of different types of sensors. The Project Manager, Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (PM NV/RSTA) has fielded networked sensors in theater since 2002 and continues to evolve and improve this critical capability. PM NV/RSTA’s sensor systems enable our warfighters in theater to rapidly and effectively respond to evolving threats thereby saving lives on the battlefield […]

#AAC25 100th Lakota Continues War Fighter Support

#AAC25 100th Lakota Continues War Fighter Support

By PEO Aviation COLUMBUS, Miss. – The 100th delivery of the UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter was celebrated at a rollout ceremony Thursday at the American Eurocopter facility in Columbus. The delivery marks another on-time and on-budget achievement for a successful program that supports America’s war fighters and contributes to homeland security. “The UH-72A Lakota program has progressed on schedule and within budget constraints,” said Col. L. Neil Thurgood, the Army’s project manager of the Utility Helicopter office. “The aircraft has been well received by Army aircrews and we have maintained a remarkably high operational availability rate combined with an admirable safety record. We especially look forward to fielding even […]

#AAC25 Kiowa enhancements to give aging warrior new life

#AAC25 Kiowa enhancements to give aging warrior new life

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 27, 2010) — The Kiowa Warrior OH-58D, the Army’s primary armed reconnaissance scout aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, is about to get a makeover that will extend its life well into the future. Col. Robert Grigsby, project manager for the Kiowa Warrior Product Management Office, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., told aviation writers during the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition Tuesday that a new equipment package planned for the OH-58D includes such items as an upgraded sensor, digital inter-cockpit communications, and software for enhanced situational awareness that will keep the aircraft fighting for years to come. “Once the Army determines what the […]

#AAC25 USAMMDA’s Medical Support Systems team win 2010 National Security and International Affairs Medal

#AAC25 USAMMDA’s Medical Support Systems team win 2010 National Security and International Affairs Medal

By Carey Phillips, USAMMDA Public Affairs The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity’s Teri Glass and the Medical Support Systems team won the 2010 National Security and International Affairs Medal at the Service to America Medals awards gala Sep. 15. On behalf of the entire MSS team, the National Security and International Affairs Medal was accepted by Teri Glass, project manager for MSS; Steve Reichard, former project manager for MSS; Jaime Lee, product manager for non-medical systems; James Cromartie, management analyst; Mark Brown, chief of the Medical Prototype Development Laboratory; and Sharon Morgan, administrative assistant for MSS. The MSS team was nominated for the National Security and International Affairs Medal […]