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Congressional Staffers Visit Natick Soldier Systems Center

A Congressional staff delegation consisting of Professional Staff Members from the House and Senate Armed Services`1qw Committees visited key DoD research & development facilities in the Boston area this week. Among other stops, the staff spent time at the Natick Soldier Systems Center where they were briefed on the base’s cutting-edge R&D work. Natick Soldier Systems Center is a crucial part of the development process for warfighter gear and equipment, with groundbreaking work on individual items ranging from combat helmets and soldier electronics to combat feeding and shelter systems.
The base itself consists of four key units including, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine, Program Manager Field Sustainment, and the Integrated Logistics Support Center….. it truly is “all about the solider.” And as one of the main industry liaisons, the base serves as an integral player in the DoD’s R&D efforts on improving gear and equipment for the end-user. Natick Soldier Systems Center maintains capabilities and technologies that are one of a kind, such as the Doriot Climatic Chambers, which was recently upgraded in partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The base’s location also provides a unique ability to bring some of the nation’s greatest minds due to its proximity to some of the nation’s greatest research institutions such as Harvard University, MIT, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Massachusetts system.

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4 Responses to “Congressional Staffers Visit Natick Soldier Systems Center”

  1. Matt says:

    So basically a bunch of aristocratic political elites stopped by and held up work. Plus who knows how much tax payers dollars were spent wining and dining them.

    • bulldog76 says:

      i knew i wasnt the only one thinking that

      • Matt says:

        I know how you feel. Sometime us regular folk feel isolated by the intrusive progressive liberal society we live in. But we are not alone. In fact we outnumber the liberals. We are just more conservative in our way of communication.

        Have a good un!

    • AbnMedOps says:

      Doubt it was that exciting. Probably got served up the same dog-and-pony, buzz-word-laden, PowerPoint as most everyone gets, with a fresh cover sheet and highlighting the need for more funding.