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In anticipation of the pending winter storm forecast expected to impact our area in the early hours tomorrow and thru the evening, the Senior Commander has authorized the closure of all non- emergency operations at the Detroit Arsenal for Friday, Feb.9. This also applies to operations for our Teammates working at off-site locations. All non- emergency installation support services including Child Care, Army Community Service and Food Service will be closed effective Friday.

Employees on approved telework plans should take necessary equipment home and plan to telework if applicable (and if the appropriations bill is signed). Employees should consult with their supervisors if they have any questions regarding guidance and/ or their status.

Above all, drive safe and give yourself extra time if you do need travel tomorrow. Normal operations will resume on Monday, 12 Feb.

Sending a HUGE congrats to our GCS selectees!!! Bravo!

On Thursday, 18 January 2018, Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper, awarded Col. James Schirmer with the Army Acquisition Executive Excellence in Leadership Award Project Manager of the Year. Col. Schirmer has successfully led one of the most challenging Army Acquisition portfolios. His calm and confident leadership successfully kick started the CSA's number one priority for the Army, the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program, while simultaneously driving the Paladin/PIM program towards a Full Rate Production decision point, upgrading the Bradley Fighting Vehicle fleet, and delivering the first combat vehicle in support of the Army's European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) - all on schedule and within budget.

Congratulations to Col. Schirmer on this prestigious acknowledgment!

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This evening the House and Senate both passed a Continuing Resolution funding the government through February 8, 2018, and the President is expected to sign the bill.

All PEO GCS teammates should plan to report at normal duty times tomorrow, Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Thank you all for your continued patience and dedicated service to our Nation and America's warfighters.

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Team: Unfortunately, our government remains in a shutdown at this time. Although the situation absolutely could change ‪before Monday‬, we want to help you plan for what to expect. At this time, guidance for employees is as follows.

-- Active military report for duty as normal.

-- Civilian employees do NOT report for duty unless contacted and notified by your supervisor that you are supporting an EXCEPTED ACTIVITY. Most civilians will be placed in a furloughed status. This is no indication of how valuable you are to our Army, but it is required by law.

-- Contractors should contact your COR and/or company for additional information.

-- All FMS folks need to report for duty.

- UPDATE: Matrix employees should follow guidance from their parent organization.

Again, we remain hopeful that our country's leaders will reach a resolution. This is incredibly challenging situation for everyone, and what you do is tremendously important to nationals security.

Please continue to monitor the DOD website (‪www.defense.gov‬) and OPM (‪https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/furlough-guidance/#url=Shutdown-Furlough‬) for updates. Stay in touch with your supervisor, and we'll do everything possible to get you the answers you need as soon as possible. Also, please watch the news, if the shut down is resolved through the evening and night, please report to duty as scheduled.

This morning, Dr. Bagwell recognized a handful of staff members with Length of Service Awards. Congratulations to all! Thank you for your dedication to the U.S. Army and our Nation!

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The first Infantry Carrier Vehicle Dragoon (ICVD) was delivered by PM SBCT to support equipping 2CR with needed lethality upgrades. This is the first of ten vehicles currently enroute to support this effort. Congratulations to the Stryker Brigade Combat Team for your tireless efforts and support to our Soldiers! #Delivering #StrykerStrong

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Maj. Gen. Bassett had a great visit this morning with the Flint Firebirds President, Costa Papista. Some great discussions on how the Army provides significant career opportunities for young men and women, and how to create a sense of community during challenging times. #MeetYourArmy Flint Army Recruiting Center

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Maj. Gen. Bassett meets with the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and local business leaders to increase awareness on how the Army is remaining innovative through modernization and tailored acquisition, as well as opportunities for future engineers. #MeetYourArmy #STEM

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Sending a HUGE kudos to the entire MPF Team for their tireless efforts over the last year to get to this point! Such a great team of acquisition professionals!

This Saturday, November 11th, we recognize and give thanks to our military veterans and their families.

We thank you all for your service to this great country!

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Check it out - Maj. Gen. David Bassett sits down with Defense News and breaks down the future development plan for the Abrams Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicles.

https://www.defensenews.com/video/2017/10/16/what-does-the-future-hold-for-the-armys-armored-vehicles/

MPF will provide Infantry Brigade Combat Teams with a long-range direct fire capability for forcible entry and breaching operations. Read more to learn how GCS is doing acquisition differently to deliver capability quickly.

#RapidAcquisition #Delivering

Please see below for new gate operations hours!

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Maj. Gen. Bassett discusses Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles, Future Vehicle Technologies, and Active Protection Systems with Vago from Defense Aero Report during AUSA.

Maj. Gen. Bassett speaks live at AUSA at the Warrior Corner on the new Stryker ICVD.

Maj. Gen. Bassett speaks live at AUSA at the Warrior Corner on the new Stryker ICVD.

Posted by PEO Ground Combat Systems on Monday, October 9, 2017

Today the Army accepted the first production vehicle of the Abrams M1A2 SEPV3 --- on schedule and on budget #Delivering

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Friends and Co-Workers!!! It's time to come together with PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support to help out our friends in Texas! All donations will be sent to the Houston Diaper Bank as they are in great need of all the items listed below <3

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It's time to come together as a PEO community to support those who have suffered unimaginable loss in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Donations welcome and are MUCH needed!!

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The acquisition of the 30 mm cannon-equipped Stryker, which began in the fall of 2015, was a relatively quick process. It took about 15 months from the receipt of funds to the delivery of ICV-D prototypes, said Maj. Gen. David Bassett, program executive officer for the Army's ground combat systems.

"You're seeing an acquisition timeline that was not driven by bureaucracy, but was driven by the actual activities and underlying tasks that we needed both our contractors and the Army team to do together," Bassett said.

Great day yesterday at the Stryker Lethality Press Day. More photos and videos to come, but for now take a look at this piece from WBAL in Baltimore! #StrykerStrong

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Matt Shepard speaks with Major General David Bassett on this beautiful 4th of July. #TigersFans #BestFans

Posted by FOX Sports Detroit on Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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