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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: March 4, 2008
No: 08-06

MEDIA ADVISORY

Officials ready to cut ribbon on Thermal Test Facility

NATICK, Mass. – Media are invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center’s (SSC) thermal test facility on March 7 at 10:30 a.m.

This new state-of-the-art facility will provide unprecedented joint-use research evaluation capabilities.

The 8,500 square-foot building houses a propane fuel cell and laboratories for evaluating the effect of flame or thermal threats, and will assist SSC researchers in the development of improved clothing, materials and equipment to protect Warfighters.

The Thermal Test Facility is the only known facility in the nation that has the capability to test and evaluate the performance of flame and thermal resistant materials from milligram quantities through full scale systems such as clothing and tents.

Anticipated speakers are from Congressman Edward Markey’s (D-MA) office, Daniel O’Connell, secretary of housing and economic development for Mass., Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, commanding general, SSC, and Program Executive Officer Soldier, and Dr. Marilyn Freeman, director, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

Tours of the facility by subject matter experts will also be a part of the event.

Media interested in attending the ribbon-cutting should call SSC’s Public Affairs Office no later than noon on March 6. Please call either Patty Welsh at 508-233-5945 or Jo-Ann DeLuca at 508-233-4391.


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