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  • Watts selected as special projects officer

    Joseph M. Watts was recently selected as the special projects officer in ERDC-TEC’s Executive Office. He will also serve as the program manager for various special projects. Watts was formerly an associate technical director in the Office of the Technical Directors.
  • ERDC team members receive recognition for achievements

    Three team members were recently recognized for their significant contributions, leadership and innovation, and support to the center. Robert Pazak, a computer scientist in ERDC-TEC’s Research Division, received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service for his “significant contributions to the calibration of the Buckeye cameras and to the color correction of Buckeye orthoimages”.
  • Pivotal Warfighter System Awarded Army’s Greatest Invention of the Year Honors

    The U.S. Army’s Research, Development and Engineering Command recently selected the Topographic Engineering Center’s (TEC) BuckEye program, a highresolution, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and 3D mapping system, as a 2006 Army Greatest Invention of the Year for the center’s development of a leaner, faster, more efficient method of collecting and disseminating geospatial intelligence information to deployed Soldiers.
  • Local Soldiers Teach Orienteering Class to Area High School Students

    Orienteering is a cross-country sport in which competitors use a map and compass to find their way through unfamiliar terrain. Sergeants Brian Follmer, Jason Redmon, and Sylvia Tumball are teaching the three-day course, which consists of classroom and field instruction. Students are using a compass and pace count to navigate their way across the campus in order to find several points on a pre-set course.
  • Laynetta Monroe and Sgt. Sylvia Tumball Join TEC

    Laynetta Monroe recently joined the Major Systems Branch, Vicksburg Consolidated Contracting Office located at the Alexandria site as an administrative officer. She previously was assigned to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency working as its international travel coordinator/ project coordinator supporting the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.
  • Johnston joins Civilian Employee Fund Council

    The council provides TEC with approximately $3 per civilian employee on the unit manning document each year. These funds help finance the Holiday and Picnic Committee activities.
  • Zimmerman and Pérez receive Superior Civilian Service Awards

    Zimmerman, chief of TEC’s Topography, Imagery, and Geospatial Research Division was cited, “for his contributions as a leader and advocate in geospatial engineering research, development, and applications that will have a lasting effect on the Army and the scientific community.”
  • Girl Scout group helps community during MLK Jr. Day of Service

    When the Disaster Services Coordinator of the Voluntary Action Center of Prince William County, Va., requested assistance in assembling disaster kits for senior citizens Jan. 13, members of Junior Girl Scout Group 549 stepped in to help. This activity was part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
  • Benton, Pa., native Sgt. Brian D. Follmer awarded Bronze Star Medal

    Sgt. Brian D. Follmer, a native of Benton, Pa., was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal in a ceremony conducted at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Topographic Engineering Center (TEC) in Alexandria, Va. This is Follmer’s second Bronze Star Medal award. ERDC Commander Col. Richard B. Jenkins presented the medal.
  • Winchester native Staff Sgt. Andrew Jenkins is distinguished graduate

    Winchester native Staff Sgt. Andrew Jenkins was recently selected as the distinguished graduate of the Advanced Topographic Analyst Course during a graduation ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va. Jenkins is assigned to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Topographic Engineering Center (TEC), Alexandria, Va. He is the noncommissioned officer in charge of TEC’s Military Support Team.