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image Golf course caretakers overcome weather woes
Hurricanes and snowstorms are just a part of the ongoing challenges to keeping the golf course in good shape.
image New Picatinny chaplain adjusts to new assignment
Arriving from Germany, Picatinny's new chaplain, Lt. Col. David Jacob, discusses how he's adjusting to the arsenal and its primarily civilian community as well as some challenges he expects during his new assignment.
image New deployable kennels for military dogs mitigate temperature extremes
To keep the working dogs healthier and more comfortable during deployments, Picatinny engineers are developing kennels for environments with temperature extremes.
image 'Picatinny Voice' once again judged best in class
For the third year in a row, "The Picatinny Voice" has been selected as the best newspaper in its category by the Army Materiel Command.
image Picatinny completes Excalibur 1a-2 production, transitions to 1b
On April 3, the Excalibur Program completed assembly of the last Increment Ia-2 projectile and transitioned to Increment Ib production.
image 7th Annual Science and Technology (S&T) Networking Day
Brig. Gen. William E. Cole, Deputy Command General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and Senior Commander, Natick Soldier Systems Command and Dr. Gerardo Melendez, Director, U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center view one of approximately 80 exhibits and displays at the 7th Annual Science and Technology (S&T) Networking Day held today at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. S&T Networking day affords an exchange of technology information within the Army R&D family and invited outside stakeholders.
image Contract agency helps veterans prepare for job market
Col. Jon Rickey shakes hands with a Rutgers student during the Sixth Annual Veterans Job Fair in Newark, N.J., on Mar 21. During the event, Rickey and his "Springfield" team from the Defense Contract Management Agency at Picatinny Arsenal spoke with several veterans in school about job opportunities, the job market, and how to prepare themselves and their resumes for potential employers. Other events that Rickey and his team attended were the Veteran Career Fair at Rider University and a Military Expo on March 20 at Rider's Lawrenceville campus.
image Picatinny stocks up for trout season
The Picatinny Rod and Gun Association (PR&GA) stocked more than 400 trout into Picatinny waters on April 3 despite initial concerns that the ice might not melt in time.
image Alcohol Awareness Month
The national "Save A Life Tour" came to Picatinny Arsenal to highlight the dangers of alcohol abuse with state-of-the-art driving simulations. Behind the wheel is employee Jennifer DuBois, who observes how alcohol can affect a person's driving abilities.
image Picatinny chemist wins Young Scientist Award for work on smoke grenades
Picatinny Arsenal chemist Anthony Shaw has worked with colleagues to produce a smoke grenade that is safer yet as effective as existing grenades.
image Women's History Month highlights courage, character
Maj. Alicia J. Johnson was the keynote speaker at a Picatinny Arsenal luncheon highlighting Women's History Month.
image Soldiers help Picatinny engineers test new lightweight mortar system
Sgt. Craig Dockery (left) and Staff Sgt. Jeremy Knight, both mortarmen from the 1-19 Infantry Battalion at Fort Benning, Ga., assemble Picatinny's new light weight M252A1 81 mm mortar system during Technical Manual Validation and Verification at Picatinny Arsenal March 20.
image Soldiers evaluate Picatinny-developed precision artillery fuze
Fort Bliss Soldiers receive training on the GPS guidance kit that improves projectile accuracy.
image Fire on More Targets, More Quickly, More Accurately
Nick Serino, ARDEC Project Officer for Small Arms Weapons and Fire Control, and Wai Luk, Systems Engineering Lead, showcase the SAW &FC Technology on a 3D printed rifle.
image Security Cooperation - A Case Study
As defense budgets and military force structure are reduced, the United States must once again examine ways to maintain our defense industrial base.
image Two ARDEC executives earn Lean Six Sigma "Black Belts"
When a combat general wants to get a true gritty flavor for how things are going with the troops, he might participate in some squad maneuvers or roll up his sleeves for some weapons cleaning in the arms room.
image A PEO Soldier top Soldier shares combat perspectives with Picatinny personnel
Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Maddi, PEO Soldier, has experienced combat in every decade since the 80s in his career as an Airborne Ranger. He recently addressed Picatinny Arsenal's workforce regarding his experiences using many pieces of equipment...
image Picatinny aims for green with new type of primary explosive
The Primary Green Explosives project aims to replace lead azide, an environmentally hazardous product, with a safer, green chemical known as DBX-1.
image My Experience Using Picatinny Arsenal's Products in Combat
Command Sergeant Major Douglas R. Maddi, Program Executive Office Soldier, speaks about his experiences using Picatinny products in combat, March 13. The presentation was sponsored by ARDEC’s Enterprise & Systems Integration Center.
image Picatinny's annual Chili Cook-Off raises more than $2800 for Soldiers
A Chili Cook-Off featuring 18 different varieties prepared by arsenal employees and family members raised more than $2800 in little more than an hour, March 11.
image Imaginative invention inspires young and old at Maker Faire
A spherical display, the Orbital Rendersphere is controlled by a microcontroller and Wi-Fi router and can display scrolling texts and images as it rotates.
image Picatinny scaling up in-house chemicals production to shun higher costs
Picatinny scientists and engineers have established a pilot production facility to create the Army's only in-house process for scaling up chemical compounds, a move that could save money by not having to rely on costlier compounds from outside suppliers.
image Adjust for fire
Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, PEO Ammunition and Picatinny Senior Commander, adjusts his firing position to get the proper eye relief before firing the 21 mm subcaliber trainer for the M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) during a visit to Nammo Talley. McGuiness toured Nammo Feb. 6, to learn more about the company's manufacturing capabilities.
image Picatinny dives into Read Across America
Lt. Col. Christine Allen, Product Manager, Counter Explosive Hazard, reads to children at the Dennis B. O' Brien Elementary School in Rockaway, March 4.
image Picatinny engineers mentor students for international robotics competition
Mt. Olive High School in Flanders, N.J., played host to an international high-school level robotics competition, March 1-2.
image Picatinny hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering event
Picatinny hosted an "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" night Feb. 27, for approximately 50 local high school females along with their parents to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
image Picatinny Programs highlighted during Principal Deputy ASA (ALT) visit
Kori Phillips (left), a U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) systems management engineer, shows Gabriel Camarillo, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), the Lightweight Small Arms Technologies program's lightweight machine gun during a tour of Picatinny Feb. 26.
image XM905 Advanced Mortar Protection System
The XM905 Advanced Mortar Protection System (AMPS) was in the "Today's Focus" section of the U.S. Army's daily, the "Stand-To" on Feb. 26. The XM905 APMS is a dismounted 120-mm smoothbore recoiling mortar system which utilizes the Recoiling Mortar System 6-Light (RMS6-L) Mortar system currently used in the M1129/M1252 Stryker Mortar Carriers (MC). For more info click here.
image Monuments Men Viewing
Picatinny Arsenal's senior noncommissioned officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Rosalba Dumont-Carrion, hugs World War II Sgt. Harry Ettlinger during a special screening of the film "The Monuments Men" at the AMC Theaters in Rockaway Township on Monday, Feb, 24.
image Economic Development Day
Picatinny Arsenal Garrison hosted the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Morris Class of 2014 for their Economic Development Day, Feb 20.
image Always Ready, Always Alert: Anti-Terrorism Month
National and international terrorist related threats and incidents have been frequent and continue to persist. See Something, Say Something.
image Picatinny Arsenal, ARDEC help ring in Chinese Lunar New Year
Having been advised that feeding a red envelope to the lion brings good fortune but that one should exercise caution near the dragon's mouth, ARDEC Director of Financial Management, Mary Manser, approaches the lion with trepidation. Manser was one of 200 attendees at the 2014 Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration Jan. 24 in Parsippany.
image Navy detachment test fires ship guardians
A small contingent of engineers attached to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Technology Division's Picatinny Detachment (NSWC IHEODTD) are responsible for testing, delivering and installing all Mk38 Mod 2 25mm machine gun systems on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships.
image US, Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer
Kenneth Whitnall, Canadian Army Life Cycle Material Manager for 105 mm Howitzer Fleets, explains to members of ARDEC how to conduct maintenance on the C3 105mm Howitzer.
image Picatinny's Arsenals 'Voice' behind the 'VOICE' retires
After more than 38 years of military and civilian service, Peter "Pete" Rowland bids farewell to the Army and retires.
image Picatinny project engineer prepares for overseas mission
Sandra Gomez's career will take a new trajectory as she begins a three-to-five year position as the technical director for the RDECOM International Technology Center in France. As the technical director, she will decide which technological data is of interest for the U.S. Army.
image Picatinny counters Unmanned Aerial System threats
As the military use of unmanned aircraft systems has increased dramatically, including by entities that may pose a threat to the United States, scientists at Picatinny Arsenal are part of the effort to counter potential threats to U.S. armed forces by such systems.


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