ACC RECENT STORIES

  • Top ASC civilian credits workforce for Presidential Rank Award
    Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST
    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.
  • Resolve to focus on training, operations in new year
    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST
    As 2018 comes to a close and we take time during the holidays to spend with those most important in our lives, the approaching new year also offers many a chance to pause and reflect. As a command and individually, we have accomplished many successes throughout 2018.
  • Acquisition worker serves security enterprise
    Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST
    The Security Assistance Command manages the Army Materiel Command's security assistance enterprise. The enterprise oversees all facets of foreign military sales, from training partner forces on weapons systems to logistics, from spare parts to contracting, and everything in between.
  • Fort Bragg Contracting Soldiers give back, serve brunch to area veterans
    Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On a day when many Soldiers at Fort Bragg were given the day off for the remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush, the 905th Contingency Contracting Battalion volunteered at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dec. 5, 2018 to serve brunch and visit with veterans.
  • MICC leaders meet to discuss acquisition priorities
    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST
    More than 30 contracting leaders from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are in San Antonio this week for the command's annual acquisition leadership training event lasting through Dec. 13.
  • 925th CBN Soldiers uncase colors following deployment
    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST
    Soldiers from the 925th Contracting Battalion uncased their battalion colors during a ceremony Nov. 28 at Fort Drum, New York, signifying the completion of their nine-month deployment to Iraq.
  • Contracting brigade prepares for deployment
    Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST
    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 30, 2018) -- Leaders from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade cased their unit colors during a ceremony Nov. 30 at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as the unit prepares to deploy to Afghanistan for a nine-month deployment.
  • MICC members supporting presidential funeral
    Sat, 01 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST
    As the nation mourns the passing of the 41st president of the United States, a three-person team from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sam Houston is providing contract support for funeral arrangements as part of the Task Force Texas.
  • ACC commander wants greater efficiency, more aggressiveness
    Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - As Army Contracting Command looks toward fiscal 2019 and beyond, the organization's commander is calling for employees and leaders to examine how they can operate more efficiently.
  • Contracting team supports Habitat for Humanity
    Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    Members of the 900th Contracting Battalion and Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, donated their off-duty time to support the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity initiative "Rock the Block" in October.
  • Fitness warriors wanted: Army establishing competitive team
    Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command is seeking more than just Future Soldiers these days. As part of the Army's recent accessions overhaul, USAREC is recruiting current Soldiers who are elite athletes to become part of the new U.S. Army Warrior Fitness team.
  • MICC field directorate welcomes new director
    Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    Members of the Field Directorate Office-Fort Sam Houston welcomed their new director Oct. 22 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
  • Prayer breakfast honors area veterans
    Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    MADISON, Ala.--Today's warfighter owes the warfighter of yesterday, the commander of the Army Contracting Command said at the 13th Annual Prayer Breakfast here.
  • Rock Island Arsenal hosts SHARP Teal Bake-Off
    Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    The inaugural Rock Island Arsenal Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Teal Bake-off was held at Heritage Hall on Thursday.
  • Contract opportunities attract small business representatives
    Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    More than 100 representatives from small and large businesses took part in an acquisition forecast industry outreach event to learn about contract opportunities with the Army Nov. 7 in San Antonio.
  • Civilian Bronze Star recipient recalls sacrifices of Vietnam War
    Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In his personal account reporting from the battlefields of Vietnam and subsequent wars, internationally recognized war journalist Joe Galloway encouraged today's Soldiers and veterans to share their own wartime experiences.
  • ACC leaders meet to 'shape the future'
    Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command senior leaders came together here to discuss how the command will improve its ability to enable Army readiness and modernization through contracting solutions.
  • Fort Bragg contracting unit supports critical year-end needs
    Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EST
    Within 60 hours of notification, the Mission Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg contracting support team in North Carolina was able to provide support to the directorate of public works to award contracts for 13 roofing projects at Fort Bragg and obligate the final dollars for fiscal 2018.
  • MICC successfully closes FY18, looks forward to new fiscal year
    Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Every day the men and women of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command continue to do amazing things for our supported military partners and Soldiers. Your work is truly instrumental in sustaining the readiness posture of our Army.
  • ACC celebrates 10 years of enabling readiness, modernization
    Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--According to tradition the gift for a 10th anniversary is tin or aluminum but diamond jewelry is the modern taste.
  • Former AMC commander inducted into Hall of Fame in special ceremony
    Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gen. Gus Perna honored one of his mentors during the Army Materiel Command's semi-annual Commander's Forum Oct. 24.
  • Fort Hood contracting team readies 3rd SFAB
    Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Members of the 901st Contracting Battalion were vital in equipping the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade by awarding multiple information technology contracts as well as a contract for a TA-50 wall locker and weapon racks for the newly formed brigade.
  • Leaders focus on reform, way ahead
    Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Reform and change set the tone for Army Materiel Command's semi-annual Commanders Forum as the organization is preparing to transition one subordinate command out, while welcoming another.
  • Don't just hear--listen
    Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    FACES OF THE FORCE: B. DEAN ANGELL COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command POSITION AND OFFICIAL TITLE: Cost/price analyst YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 8 YEARS OF MILITARY SERVICE: 13 (eight in the Army and five in the U.S. Marine Corps) DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in contracting; Level I in program management; Federal Acquisition Certification -- Contracting, Level II EDUCATION: Ph.D. in business administration, Capella University; MBA, Bellevue University; B.S. in business administration, San Diego State University AWARDS: U.S. Army Contracting Command Cost/Price Analyst of the Year; Army Commendation Medal (2); Army Achievement Medal (2); National Defense Service Ribbon; Army Overseas Service Ribbon; Commandant's Award; Navy Achievement Medal; Navy Good Conduct Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Medal When Dean Angell says that any person in the 1102 job series, contracting, should be proficient in all areas of the series, he's speaking from experience. Over the course of a career that spans four decades, he has served as a contract specialist, contracting officer, procurement analyst, cost and price analyst and supervisory contract specialist. He has been a Marine and a Soldier, worked for NASA and the Air Force, started and sold one private sector company and worked for another, and, in his spare time, he's a college professor.
  • 901st Contracting Battalion cases its colors for deployment
    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Leaders from the 901st Contracting Battalion cased their organizational colors during a ceremony Oct. 22 at Fort Hood, Texas, in preparation for deployment.
  • Belvoir standardizes contract approach to base operations
    Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Full performance of a base operations contract pilot now underway at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, marks another step forward in standardizing acquisitions for similar services by Mission and Installation Contracting Command acquisition officials. 180126-A-N1234-001
  • Ready Army Civilian sets course for future Soldier support
    Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the Army reforms and modernizes, the Army Materiel Command's senior civilian is leading an initiative to ensure civilian employees are prepared to serve at the highest potential possible in support of the readiness mission.
  • NCOs learn about installation's Prototype Integration Facility
    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Enlisted leaders from U.S. Army Materiel Command invited noncommissioned officers from across Team Redstone to visit the Prototype Integration Facility, or PIF, at Barclay Hall to learn how it offers its customers the necessary acquisition tools to aid in executing projects during an NCO professional development, or NCOPD, event Sept. 27.
  • Small is the new big
    Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    FACES OF THE FORCE: ANGELA ARWOOD-GALLEGOS COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command TITLE: Procurement analyst and small business professional YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 12 DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in contracting; Level II in small business; Level I in purchasing EDUCATION: MBA, Webster University; B.S. in business management, Colorado State University -- Pueblo AWARDS: Army Office of Small Business Programs Small Business Professional of the Year; Commander's Award for Civilian Service; Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; U.S. Army Materiel Command Recognition Certificate; Fort Carson Garrison Commander's Award Angela Arwood-Gallegos would like you to know that there's nothing small about the work of a small business professional. From the number of tasks she juggles and the amount of information she needs to know to the economic impact, small business is a very big deal.
  • Pardew highlights contracting's role in Army readiness, modernization
    Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    To better support its vision to sustain Army readiness and support modernization, Army Contracting Command's commanding general said the organization will reimagine itself.
  • Award acknowledges MICC Soldier as Hispanic role model
    Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier was presented the National LATINA Style Distinguished Service Award for 2018 during the Distinguished Military Services Awards recognition dinner Sept. 6 at Arlington, Virginia.
  • A vigorous talent management strategy keeps the acquisition workforce prepared for threats
    Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    A vigorous talent management strategy keeps the acquisition workforce prepared to tackle future threats. Predicting the future: It's one of Army leadership's most difficult tasks. But we can't always be a reactive force. Nor can we just defend the nation against current threats. We have to be prepared to defend against future threats. We can't wait. We must be proactive. One of the ways we work proactively is by managing our talent. We've often talked about career development as having the right person in the right place in the right job at the right time. Succession planning is another way of describing successful talent management. A strategy that focuses on what type of talent we need within the Army Acquisition Workforce allows us to be synchronized and integrated across, up and down the chain, and across multiple commands. Initiatives focused on talent management allow us to have implementation plans and activities that filter down and are coordinated with individual acquisition commands and organizations.
  • Contract support for Soldiers exceeds $5B in fiscal 2018
    Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Contracting members from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command administered and executed contract actions valued at more than $5 billion in support of Soldiers and their families in fiscal 2018.
  • Two contracting centers achieve full operational capability
    Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two Army Contracting Command contracting centers achieved their full operational capability Oct. 1, marking their complete transition into the command.
  • MICC finds new life for excess computers
    Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command Installations and Logistics officials are turning in 25 of the command's excess computers valued at more than $13,000 to a Defense Logistics Agency program to schools and educational nonprofit organizations needing computers.
  • ACC lawyers capture AMC awards
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two Army Contracting Command attorneys have been honored by the U.S. Army Materiel Command.
  • Perna emphasizes the importance of the right metrics
    Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Army Materiel Command's commanding general's message to Army Contracting Command leaders was clear: help us help you.
  • ASG-A eco-friendly ops return Soldiers to the fight
    Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Area Support Group Afghanistan provides base life support so Soldiers won't have to.
  • MICC standardizes full food service, dining attendant contracts
    Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    In order to maximize effective and efficient execution for food services and dining attendant support to the Army, Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials recently established a center of excellence to provide contracting support for feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day.
  • 10th Mountain Division leverages technology in warfighter training
    Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division trained for more than two weeks recently using cognitive rifle marksmanship allowing them to practice decision making skills on the battlefield in a simulated setting.
  • Leader perspective: Army interns pivotal to future contracting workforce
    Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    There are approximately 25 interns across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, and another dozen are anticipated in the coming months. As I travel with the commanding general to different MICC locations, we take time to sit with the workforce and get a pulse from the formation. A reoccurring theme we are hearing right now is that our Department of the Army interns feel as though they are being left to their own accord to hurry up and learn the job after they are brought on board with our workforce.
  • Maj. Gen. Pardew visits ACC-RI
    Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Maj. Gen. Paul Pardew, commanding general, Army Contracting Command, visited Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Sep. 5, his first trip here since taking command of ACC in May.
  • Don't leave operational contracting out of the joint process
    Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    For better contracts and better support to the warfighter, integrate operational contract support personnel into the same education system that trains the operational personnel. Imagine you're a contingency contracting specialist supporting an exercise in the Philippines. Having arrived in the country, you receive a list of requirements from the operational units participating in the exercise and have limited time to get vendors on contract. The requirements that vendors will supply range from basic life support to some that are more mission-specific. In any case, you have a strict time limit to make the mission happen.
  • Pilot program to validate enhanced vendor invoicing process
    Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Twenty of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's 30 contracting offices began participating this month in the Supplier Self-Services invoicing pilot to assist the Army in achieving its goal of 500 vendors actively using the process by the end of fiscal 2018.
  • ACC Soldiers, civilians win Excellence in Contracting awards
    Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command Soldiers and civilians have been recognized by the secretary of the Army for excellence in contracting.
  • MICC-Fort Bragg hosts annual acquisition open house
    Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Bragg contracting office hosted more than 100 area business representatives at the Acquisition Forecast Open House Aug. 7 at the Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • Contracting team helps garrison prepare as Hurricane Lane threatened Hawaii
    Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Army contracting Soldiers and civilians pitched in to get Army facilities ready for the approach of Hurricane Lane.
  • DOD recognizes enduring contributions to GPC requirements
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    A member of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Government Purchase Card Program team earned DOD recognition during the 2018 GSA SmartPay3 Training Forum Aug. 7-9 at New Orleans for his contributions in developing requirements for the government's next generation charge card program.
  • New acquisition directly contributes to airborne readiness
    Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Members of the 900th Contracting Battalion played a key role in revolutionizing the future of airborne operations at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with the Aug. 10 contract award for the Caster Assisted A-Series Delivery System.
  • Huntsville Center awards unusually large contract to small Texas business
    Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    A rather large contract was awarded to a small Texas business when Huntsville Center awarded a $90 million contract to Government Marketing and Procurement, LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
  • 410th Contracting Support Brigade, National Guard unit train together
    Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Soldiers from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade and an Ohio National Guard Unit trained side by side for the first time, honing their contracting skills during a joint multinational training exercise Aug. 6-10.
  • Army Contracting Command hosts Women's Equality Day observance
    Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Starting in middle school, Josephine "Jo" Scruggs volunteered at voting polls, encouraging anyone who could vote to do so. But as a black woman in rural Tennessee, she was not able to vote until she was 24 years old because of Jim Crow laws.
  • Four-star general takes Meet Your Army to Birmingham
    Thu, 23 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Speaking with conviction, Gen. Gus Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, told a group of Birmingham business, political and community leaders that the Army needs their support and partnership to ensure it remains the greatest, strongest, smartest and most professional all-volunteer force in the world.
  • Career advancement opportunities result of MRI
    Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Almost 30 civilian contracting personnel from throughout the organization are benefiting from increased career advancement opportunities almost a year after implementation of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command Readiness Initiative.
  • Repaired helicopters arrive ahead of schedule
    Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    The Program Executive Office for Aviation's Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office is celebrating its harvest season with the return of multiple Mi-17 helicopters to the Afghanistan Air Force.
  • Army Contracting Command-Afghanistan outlines priorities
    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN --More than 85 Army Contracting Command-Afghanistan Soldiers, civilians, and contractors took part in a synchronized effort to drive cultural change during a town hall on July 26.
  • MICC-Fort Eustis contract supports new Army fitness testing
    Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    Acquisition personnel at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Eustis Contracting Office, Virginia, procured exercise equipment in support of the Army's new physical fitness test.
  • Leader's perspective: Metrics, category management in MICC future
    Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    As everyone across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command is focused on supporting end-of-fiscal-year operations, it is still crucial for us to begin looking into fiscal 2019 and 2020 to ensure we are postured to best support Soldiers and the Army.
  • MICC-Fort Drum holds first COR appreciation day
    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    More than 50 contracting officer representatives appointed over more than 260 contracts valued in excess of $34 million at Fort Drum, New York, were recognized by the Mission and Installation Contracting Command as part of its first appreciation day in July.
  • ACC welcomes new leader to 'the family'
    Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army Contracting Command welcomed its new command sergeant major to "the family."
  • Former child actor testament to resilience as Soldier, civil servant
    Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    You need not look further than the headlines of the latest tabloids in the grocery checkout line or scroll through social media viral videos that often find their way to television broadcast entertainment news to see the destructive paths often taken by child actors following stardom.
  • New leaders take command across MICC
    Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    As the summer assignment rotation continues, command of one brigade and two battalions changed hands during ceremonies across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command in July.
  • Army announces Austin as the home of new Army Futures Command
    Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army announced today that, after a months-long review of potential sites, its new Futures Command will be headquartered in Austin, Texas.
  • ACC commander receives second star
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (July 11, 2018)--Army Contracting Command now has a two-star general at its helm.

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