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August 15, 2013 Picatinny Arsenal to end furloughs next week
Unpaid furloughs end Friday for Picatinny Arsenal’s 4,800 federal workers following the Defense Department’s Aug. 6 decision to reduce the number of unpaid days off employees were required to take from 11 to six.

August 1, 2013 Temporary Road Closure at Lake Denmark this weekend
Lake Denmark Road will experience sporadic road closures this weekend August 3-4, in the afternoon lasting approximately 30 minutes during building construction/razing operations on the Arsenal.

May 31, 2012 Picatinny's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division's PHS&T Center Receives Safety Award
The Packaging, Handling, Shipping and Transportation (PHS&T) Division here was recognized by the state's Industrial Safety Committee (ISC) for maintaining an injury free workplace during 2011 at the annual Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Awards dinner on May 2, 2012.

May 6, 2011 Focused on warfighter support, Picatinny team building enters 24th year
While "team building" may conjure images of cheery consultants pushing awkward "bonding exercises," a business initiative that started here a quarter-century ago will continue Monday in a tradition focused on highlighting qualities that matter most when people from across a workforce unite to support warfighters.

March 15, 2011 Picatinny advances EOD training with video game technology
Picatinny recently received a patent for a process to safely train Soldiers how to operate a variety of robots used in Iraq and Afghanistan to detonate improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.

March 10, 2011 Funding, resource shortages cancel Picatinny Armed Forces Day open house
To the deep regret of Picatinny senior leaders, this year Picatinny Arsenal will not be opening its gates to the public for an Armed Forces Day open house.

March 2, 2011 Picatinny kicks off 2011 Army Emergency Relief campaign
Picatinny officials kicked off the installation's 2011 Army Emergency Relief Campaign with a Chili Cook-off here March 1.

March 1, 2011 IDEA program fosters innovation for future Army technology
While reading a ski magazine in 2008, Penn State University engineering student Adam Druga had a flash of inspiration that set him on a path he called "absolutely adventurous." But it was no snow trail.

February 26, 2011 Morris County business leaders hone shooting skills at Picatinny Arsenal
Members of the 2011 Leadership Morris class shoot virtual targets at the Marine Corps Weapons Simulation Range at Picatinny Arsenal, Feb. 24.

February 24, 2011 Picatinny exceeds Army's energy reduction goals 5 years ahead of schedule
The energy management team at Picatinny Arsenal recently surpassed the Army-wide goal to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent five years ahead of schedule.

January 28, 2011 3 new munitions from Picatinny light up night sky for warfighters
Soldiers now have capabilities to engage the enemy far more effectively during nighttime operations, following the recent full materiel release of three infrared illuminating rounds.

January 20, 2011 Picatinny engineer, artist captures fading America
As the chief engineer for the Army's first GPS-guided artillery round, Raymond Sicignano's workdays are spent managing the technical intricacies of the Excalibur 155 mm artillery round.

January 19, 2011 Picatinny engineers "squeeze in" solution for safer ammo stowage
An invention developed at Picatinny Arsenal, now being shipped to Afghanistan, will make ammunition stowage safer and more effective for Soldiers onboard combat vehicles.

January 12, 2011 Picatinny unveils new Army Community Readiness and Support Center
Officials here celebrated the opening of a new Army Community Readiness and Support Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Jan. 11.

December 20, 2010 Picatinny employees donate nearly $300,000 for 2010 Combined Federal Campaign
As this year's Combined Federal Campaign for Northern New Jersey came to a close today, federal employees at Picatinny Arsenal have donated $296,685 to various local, national and international charities - surpassing its goal by 13 percent.

November 24, 2010 Picatinny invention gives Soldiers 80 degrees of firepower
An invention developed by Team Picatinny was recently named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009. The Objective Weapon Elevation Kit, or OWEK, allows Soldiers to engage super-elevated targets, at up to 80 degrees, while remaining in a protective posture.

November 22, 2010 M320 grenade launcher named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention
A new grenade launcher designed to replace the Army’s aging M203 series launcher developed at Picatinny Arsenal was named by the Army last month as one of the 10 Greatest Inventions for calendar year 2009.

November 15, 2010 Safer explosive named a 2010 TIME Best invention
A safer, more stable explosive that was tested and qualified by engineers at Picatinny Arsenal as a replacement for TNT in Army projectiles was recently named by TIME Magazine as one of the 50 Best Inventions of 2010.

November 4, 2010 Picatinny Soldier honored for acquisition excellence
A Picatinny Soldier has received Army-wide recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in providing improved non-standard munitions to assist foreign friendly forces in the fight against terrorism.

November 2, 2010 Picatinny engineer and inventor earns an Army Greatest Invention Award
An invention by Mountain Lakes resident and longtime Picatinny engineer Eric Goon was recently named by the U.S. Army as one of the 10 Greatest Inventions for calendar year 2009.

October 21, 2010 Picatinny announces 2010 Haunted House dates
Get ready for a scare! Picatinny's annual Haunted House will open its doors to the public for the 2010 Halloween season on Oct. 23, 29 and 30.

October 20, 2010 Picatinny earns national recognition for energy savings
A Picatinny Arsenal team was the only Department of the Army recipient of an annual award recognizing teams from federal agencies for their energy, water and environmental management excellence, Oct. 7 in Washington D.C.

September 28, 2010 Picatinny engineer earns DoD recognition for service to NJ Hispanic community
A Picatinny engineer was recognized by the Department of Defense this month in the nation's capital for his lasting accomplishments both in the lab and in his community.

September 21, 2010 Picatinny to host 3rd annual Patriots Ride Oct. 3
Community supports past and present veterans, Toys for Tots foundation

September 17, 2010 ARDEC to receive national recognition with Superior Unit Award Sept. 22
The U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) will be permanently marked as a superior unit in a formal military ceremony that recognizes its contributions to saving countless lives and providing dominant capability, here, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m.

September 14, 2010 Picatinny's Cannon Gate symbol receives nationally-registered trademark
The famous wrought-iron gate with cannon-shaped posts has long been an icon representing Picatinny Arsenal and the weapon technologies developed here - and now, after several years of legal paperwork and process, the Cannon Gate is an official registered trademark.

September 13, 2010 Picatinny welcomes new director to lead the Army's "Center for Lethality"
The Picatinny community welcomes Dr. Gerardo Melendez, who recently started his new role here as the highest civilian leader for one of the U.S. Army's top research and development centers for weapons and ammunitions.

September 11, 2010 Picatinny pays tribute to 9/11 victims and families with flag-raising ceremony
Under a cloudy, morning sky, surrounded by a circle of 50 state flags waving in the wind, military and civilian service members at Picatinny Arsenal took a pause from their busy day to reflect on and remember those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nine years ago.

September 9, 2010 Picatinny dedicates pyrotechnic complex to fallen N.J. service member
The Picatinny community honored a fallen New Jersey Marine by dedicating a new Pyrotechnic Research and Technology Complex in his name during a ceremony here Sept. 8.

September 8, 2010 Picatinny takes the cake on 130 years of American Firepower
Picatinny leaders and employees, along with Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey's 11th District, gathered at the on-post cafeteria Sept. 7 for a cake-cutting ceremony to mark the 130th birthday of the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal.

September 3, 2010 Picatinny to celebrate 130-year birthday Sept. 7
Picatinny Arsenal will celebrate its 130th birthday on Sept. 7. with a lunchtime bash for employees.

August 24, 2010 Unique pyrotechnics facility to be dedicated to fallen NJ Marine Sept. 8
The Picatinny community will honor fallen New Jersey Marine 2nd Lt. John Thomas Wroblewski and his family by dedicating a new Pyrotechnic Research and Technology Complex in his name during a ceremony here Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m.

August 16, 2010 Picatinny honors Yogi Berra for military service
In a battle of the ages, two teams dueled it out in a friendly game of softball here today.

August 11, 2010 Army approves safer, more stable explosive to replace TNT; researched and qualified by Picatinny Arsenal
The U.S. Army recently qualified a new explosive that has the same lethality as traditional TNT, but is far less likely to explode if dropped, shot at or hit by a roadside bomb during transport.

August 6, 2010 Picatinny develops lightweight weapons & ammo that cut weight in half
The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center Armament Software Engineering Center here recently received a Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 5 designation following an in-depth external review of its business processes.

July 28, 2010 ARDEC Software Engineering Center Sole Government CMMI Level 5 Organization
Soldiers may see the weight of small arms and ammunition cut in half if a prototype M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) made here is any indication of what their future holds.

September 11, 2009 Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards
Twenty Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees received 2009 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards.

July 27, 2009 PM Excalibur gets new leadership
Leadership for the office of the Product Manager for Excalibur changed hands here July 7.

July 24, 2009 PM Mortars changes management
The office of the Product Manager for Mortars received a new leader here July 10.

April 16, 2009 Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards
Thirty-three Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees received 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards here Tuesday.

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