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Army Alliance Newsflash
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Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)

April 11, 2018

US Army Eyes Faster Weapons Development with a New Collaboration Hub
Here’s what the Army wants in future radios
New Army acquisition chief takes on rapid buying
New Army, Navy Cyber Mission teams deploy ahead of schedule
The Pentagon is asking for 3 times as many drones for 2019
Here’s how the Army secretary plans to build a ready, deployable force


“Celebration on the Chesapeake” will be held Friday, May 4, 2018, 3-6pm at Hutchins Park, Foot of Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD, 21078.  Our community (Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC)) has been recognized as a Great American Defense Community!  This celebration will highlight the great things our community does in support of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and our military.  This FREE event includes family fun activities, music and snacks.  Click here to view your invitation and to RSVP.  For more information or to sponsor the event: 410-838-2769 or  Click here for more information on the award.


COMMERCIALIZING NEW TECHNOLOGIES.  April 12, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, The Ground Floor, 2021G Pulaski Highway, Havre de Grace.  The DefTech Center will host a meeting featuring representatives of technology transfer offices (TTOs) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Office of Community and Economic Development, and the DefTech Center. The session will include short presentations and discussion followed by Q&A, and plenty of opportunity to socialize with the presenters and other attendees.  Click HERE for registration info.

SuitUp Event for Veterans and Spouses will be held Friday, April 13, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at 4694 Millennium Dr., Suite 112, Belcamp, MD.  Suiting Warriors provides free suits for Veterans and their Spouses along with individual guidance on dressing to impress; inspiring the additional confidence it takes to do well at a job interview.  More info and to register click HERE. 

World War I Commemorative Event, presented by the Liriodendron Foundation, Inc. will be held Saturday April 14 at 11AM at Dr. Kelly’s summer home, The Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air.  Please join us to honor those who served in the Great War, with a special tribute to Dr. Howard Kelly’s contribution to the recovery and rehabilitation of soldiers suffering from the wounds of war in 1918.  Click HERE for more information.

Introduction to the Federal Procurement Process will be held April 17 2018 from 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the Ground Floor at 2021 D, Pulaski Highway, Havre de Grace, MD 21078.   Presented by the Maryland PTAC, this is an introductory course which covers preliminary steps that a potential contractor needs to understand and how government agencies make purchases.  Registration deadline is April 17 at 8AM, Fee is $25.  To register, click HERE.
Registration is now open for the APG Discovery Week Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI), taking place April 17-20, 2018.  During the event, APG tenant organizations will brief upcoming opportunities to industry to help potential partners better understand Army capability requirements and shape their internal development efforts.  Click HERE to register.

Dancing for TAPS will be held April 20, 2018, 7 - 11 PM at Dancing with Friends, 3036 Churchville Rd, Churchville, MD.  Dancing for TAPS is a dance lesson followed by a party with proceeds going directly to the TAPS families who have lost a loved one serving in the military.  Click HERE for more info, to register or sponsor this event.

Register today to attend the second annual 2-Day Export Management Bootcamp for Industry Professionals, April 20-21, 2018, in Baltimore, MD.  This intensive two-day training will equip you with a solid foundation in global strategy, resources in export management and market analysis, and tangible tools to move goods on the market for international export - the right way.  Representatives from MD Dept of Commerce, U.S. Export Assistance Center Baltimore and Maryland/D.C. District Export Council will be on hand to provide regional expertise .

APG Discovery Fest, Saturday April 21, 9AM-6PM, 6001 Combat Drive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.  Live Music, Food, Military Displays, Bounce Houses and more.  Click HERE for the flyer. 

APG Job Fair, April 21, 10AM-2PM, Myer Auditorium, 6000 Combat Drive, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005.  All career fields welcome, bring your resume.  Click HERE for the flyer.

“Kuffed for Kids” is back for 2018, and APG Government and Community leaders are “doing time” for local youth! We’re locking up our inmates  at Magerk’s Pub & Grille in Bel Air, on Thursday, April 26th, at 6 p.m.  Guests are invited to join us for a happy hour from 6-8PM , to help our inmates post their bail. 100% of the funds raised by our inmates will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil County to send 40 kids to a week-long Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) camp administered by the Army Research Laboratory  at APG.  Magerk’s is also donating 15% of dinner sales from 6-8PM. To donate to this event, please click HERE, or join us at Magerk’s on the 26th.

Annual APG Workers Memorial Commemoration Friday, April 27, 2018, 2-3 pm Festival Park, Aberdeen, MD - Open to the Public In honor of Workers Memorial Day, the annual commemoration will be held in Aberdeen’s Festival Park on 27 April 2018. The memorial honors the Department of Defense Civilians, Military Service Members, and Support Contractors who lost their lives in the performance of their duties at Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood Arsenal.  Learn more at

The Aberdeen Young AFCEANs are holding their next Leadership Breakfast on May 1, 20187:30am-9:00am, at Ruggles Golf Course in Aberdeen. This event gives attendees an intimate discussion with Veronica Ewing, Deputy Project Manager, Mission Command. $10 for AFCEA members and Government representatives, $15 for non-members. Register Here. If you are interested in sponsoring this event (or others like it), please click here.

The AFCEA Aberdeen Small Business Lunch and Learn session is rescheduled for Thursday, May 3.  This session on “Contracting and Price to Win” will provide small businesses with insight and guidance on the overall contracting process, how to properly use available resources, and how to navigate the DoD market. This event will take place at Water’s Edge Event Center in Belcamp from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To register, click HERE.

Cecil College celebrates its 50th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, May 5 at the Anchorage, Earleville, MD.  Join us for a wine pairing dinner, live music by the Untouchables, and fireworks! Tickets are on sale now, click HERE.

From our Nation's Capital, the United States Army proudly presents the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus.  Performance is at the APGFCU at Harford Community College, May 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm .  Admission is FREE, but tickets are required.  Click HERE to get your tickets .

The Freestate ChalleNGe Academy Golf Tournament will be held May 24, 2018 at Ruggles Golf Course, APG.  Funds raised by this event will be used to design and build a state-of-the art computer laboratory for Freestate Cadets which will add to vocational training program options and better prepare them for potential employment opportunities in a digital world.  Click HERE for information and sponsorship opportunities.

Join NMTC for the 11th Annual GOLF4STEM Education Tournament on June 4, 2018, 8:00 registration & breakfast, 9:30 AM Shotgun Start for this rare opportunity to play a premier private golf course, the beautiful Winters Run Golf Club in Bel Air MD.  Click HERE for more details or to register.  Click HERE for flyer.

A Dedication Ceremony and unveiling of the newest Gold Star Families Memorial Monument (GSFMM) will be held Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Concord Point Lighthouse & Park , 700 Concord Street, Havre de Grace , MD 21078.  WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel Woody Williams will be on deck and looks forward to meeting the citizens of Harford County.  This event is FREE.  Please RSVP here, so that the event planners will have a headcount.

Fisher House Gala, Save the Date, Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6 to 10:30PM, Waters Edge Event Center, Belcamp, MD.  AUSA Major General Harry Greene, Aberdeen Chapter Presents the 14th Annual Fisher House Gala, Star Spangled Salute!  Check their website for more information.



Army Alliance Four Star Sponsors:

Battelle,     Booz Allen Hamilton,     Bravura,
KatzAbosch,    System Technologies, Inc.


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