Picatinny Arsenal

Eager to soak up knowledge, Picatinny kindergarteners learn how to mine for gems

Story by Eric Kowal on 12/29/2017 PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Kindergarteners enrolled in Picatinny Arsenal's Child Youth Services School Age Services program experienced firsthand what it is like to be a geologist during a class on May 23. Gordon Powers, a retired mechanical engineer, taught the class of 13 student
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Patent granted for mortar projectile that aims to resupply Soldiers quicker

Story by Eric Kowal on 12/29/2017 PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A patent was recently granted for a mortar projectile aptly named the "Ammunition Resupply Projectile." The concept attempts to solve the problem that urgent resupply of small items such as ammunition can take hours, days, or weeks, which is ofte
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Remembering friends who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11

Story by LTC Frank Misurelli on 12/26/2017 PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Although I have written several times about my friends and acquaintances who perished on 9/11, I could not bring myself to visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which opened on Sept 11, 2011. This summer, however, I
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Nuclear-capable cannon makes its Fort Lee debut

Story by Terrance Bell on 12/06/2017 FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 6, 2017) -- It could be called the "big gun sibling rivalry." Atomic Annie an 85-ton, 280mm nuclear-capable cannon was delivered here Nov. 29, joining its equally gargantuan "sister" Anzio Annie. The pair will likely serve as the educational and
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101st ABN DIV (AASLT) fields new Army handgun, achieves milestone

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the first unit to receive the Army's new Modular Handgun System, began fielding the M17 and M18 pistols, Nov 28. "This is another 101st first," said Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) commander. "Our 75-year legacy is full
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DoD, Industry and University UxS Experts Convene at Navy Technical Exchange

Story by John Joyce on 08/30/2017 DAHLGREN, Va. Dr. Dylan Schmorrow could have hunkered down at his office to think big thoughts and read scientific papers rather than taking a trip to spend two days at the Navy's Unmanned Systems Integration Workshop and Technical Exchange Meeting, Aug. 22-23. Schmorrow, however,
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Marines using additive manufacturing to bring innovation to the battlefield

Story by Daniel Daglis on 08/22/2017 The Marine Corps Innovation Challenge was established to bring new ideas to the warfighter from the warfighter. Several Marines introduced their winning innovations to senior leaders during a presentation session at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda, Maryland, Aug. 15. Carderock'
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NAVSEA recognizes Carderock innovators, partners for unprecedented naval asset

Story by Dustin Q. Diaz on 07/20/2017 Members of Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division's Disruptive Technology Laboratory (DTL) and their partners were awarded a 2017 Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Commander's Award for Innovation July 19 for achieving an unprecedented feat through additive manufacturing (AM). With sponsorship from
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From Vietnam to Afghanistan, more than a half century of service to our nation comes to an end

Story by John Snyder on 06/01/2017 WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- This week, the Arsenal bid a fond farewell to its longest serving employee, Robert "Bob" Pfeil, who after 51 years of continuous service to the Army retired. To put Bob's service into perspective, his military career began as an industrial
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The road to providing a faster, more accurate mortar firing system

Story by Edward Lopez on 05/12/2017 PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The need for faster and more accurate weapon systems continues to be a driving force in the research and development community supporting our warfighters. A notable outcome of this drive is an advanced mortar firing system, called the Weaponized Universal
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Logistics experts converge at Army arsenal to help it meet rising requirements

Story by John Snyder on 04/24/2017 WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (April 2017) -- During a critical time in the early stages of sequestration in 2014, the Arsenal hosted a workload summit with senior leadership and subject matter experts from the Army's logistics fields to develop a strategy that would ensure the
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