PICATINNY ARSENAL

The weight thing

Those ugly extra poundsor even gramscan derail your program or product. by John T. Dillard, Col., USA (Ret.) I can honestly say that just about everyone wants to lose weight. A multimillion-dollar weight loss industry attests to this. It's no different in the armed forces. All defense products typically have
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Marine Corps product support manager wins DOD award

Story by Monique Randolph on 04/11/2018 A Marine Corps Systems Command employee received the 2017 Secretary of Defense Product Support Manager Award March 29, at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. Mark E. Smith, product support manager for Towed Artillery Systems, was recognized in the Major Weapon System/Other Weapon System Acquisition Category
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3rd CR receives new side arm

Story by SSG Taresha Hill on 01/23/2018 FORT HOOD, Texas Officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop and the Regimental Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, fired the M17 Modular Handgun System for the first time during a weapons qualification range Jan. 19, 2018, here. The
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Wingman is first step toward weaponized robotics

The Army's first armed and unmanned ground vehicle is in the works. by Mr. Thomas B. Udvare In 2014, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the U.S. Army Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) teamed up to integrate a remote weapon system o
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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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