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U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center-Natick
Public Affairs Office
Kansas Street
Natick, MA 01760-5012

Contact:  Public Affairs Office
(508)233-5340/5945
 

Date: June 13, 2007
No: 07-19

 

Gov. Patrick to visit Natick Army facility

NATICK, Mass. -- Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick will visit the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center (SSC), locally known as Natick Labs, on Friday, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The governor will be joined by federal, state, and local officials during his visit to the research and development facility which is the Army’s only active military installation in New England.

SSC officials plan to show the governor various items that are developed at the facility including Interceptor Body Armor, protective clothing for all military services, the Army’s Future Force Warrior, and the Law Enforcement Advanced Protection System. Researchers will also highlight the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Program which is responsible for research and development of combat rations for all the U.S. military services.

Patrick will also visit the installation’s Climatic Chambers that can generate world-wide extreme climates including temperatures from -70 to 165 degrees F, winds up to 40 mph, and rain up to four inches per hour.

Media interested in attending the event must contact the Public Affairs Office by noon on Thursday to arrange for proper security clearances. Media can call 508-233-5340, 508-233-5945, or 508-233-4391. Please be prepared to provide names of all attendees.

Media opportunities will consist of an embed with the governor at approximately 9:50 a.m. through his departure at 11. While there is no time for a formal press conference, media will be able to walk around with the governor as he views various items and talks to subject matter experts.

Media should plan to be in place at 9:45 a.m.

For additional information, please contact the SSC Public Affairs Office at the numbers above.

SSC is a family of Department of Defense organizations with a workforce of about 2,000 civilian, military, and contract employees working together to develop items that protect and sustain American servicemembers. Products include food, clothing, shelters, airdrop items, and Soldier support equipment.

 


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