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RIA-JMTC, PEO Soldier test, ship new aerial reconnaissance system

Story by Debralee Best on 02/04/2019 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Soldier Sensors and Lasers (SSL), Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC), completed the first shipment of a new unmanned aerial system to the Warfighter. The Soldier Borne Sensor is a small, unmanned aerial system (UAS) used for
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Additive manufacturing holds great potential, Army looks for next step

y Steve Stark Additive manufacturing shines with promise. The discipline, also known as 3D printing, holds the promise of being the most powerful, efficient and versatile method of manufacturing, enabling a whole new world of productscomplex shapes, compound geometries and compound materials that no designer could envision without it. It
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Fort Lee maintenance division keeps Old Guard equipment looking good

Story by Terrance Bell on 01/15/2019 FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 15, 2019) -- Several artillery pieces and vintage rifles used by the Army's famed Old Guard ceremonial unit recently made their way to a maintenance shop here for a little TLC. The weapons 106 Brown Bess replica small arms and
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Additive manufacturing is all the rage, but why?

WHY the HYPE? Additive manufacturing is all the rage, but why? by Steve Stark Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, gets peopleand the Army is no exceptionvery excited because of its apparent potential to make virtually anything, even body parts or replacement organs. But how? What makes it so special? Imagine
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Top ASC civilian credits workforce for Presidential Rank Award

Story by Kevin Fleming on 12/18/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Michael Hutchison, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was honored with a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., Dec. 13. By law, not more than five percent of federal government
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Soldiers, DA civilians complete notable careers

Story by Kevin Fleming on 12/14/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Seven retirees with a combined 177 years of service were honored at the Rock Island Arsenal Retirement Ceremony in Heritage Hall, here, Dec. 13. Three Soldiers and four Department of the Army civilians participated in the combined ceremony, which i
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Associates, teams honored during DLA 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards

Story by Dana Thornbury on 12/14/2018 The Defense Logistics Agency announced the winners of the DLA 51st Annual Employee Recognition Awards Program Dec. 13 in the auditorium of the Andrew T. McNamara Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Columbus secured top honors in seven categories, recognizing six associates and two team
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Reform effort nets Army $320 million as EAGLE gets SecArmy award

Story by Kevin Fleming on 12/03/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. A team of logistics and contracting professionals at the U.S. Army Sustainment Command was honored with a 2017 Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting in Alexandria, Virginia, Nov. 29. The Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) Busine
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Gen. Perna visits ASC as command takes new shape

Story by Kevin Fleming on 11/29/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, met with top leaders of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command to discuss logistics readiness, reform and personnel management during his quarterly update, Nov. 28, here. Army Secretary Mark Esper's to
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Historical Clock Regains its "Tick Tock"

Story by Samantha Heilig on 11/06/2018 After nearly a year and a half, the clock atop the Rock Island District's historical Clock Tower Building began ticking again in late September when it received needed repairs from a skilled caretaker who had previously retired. The 150-year-old mechanism had been on the
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First Army welcomes new commanding general

Story by Warren Marlow on 10/30/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James Jr. became the 39th First Army commanding general during an assumption of command ceremony on Oct. 29 here on Memorial Field. Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, U.S. Army Forces Command acting commanding general, hosted the ceremony
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