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  • Devens Museum: Natick Soldier

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    February 06, 2018

    Contact: Kara Fossey, 978-772-1286, kfossey@fortdevensmuseum.org
    Photo: David A. Accetta, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army

    The chief of public affairs for Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center is the guest speaker on Saturday, February 17th, at Fort Devens Museum at 1:00 PM.

    Speaker Lt. Col. (Retired) David A. Accetta will tell the story of the Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center, dedicated to science and technology development for the U.S. soldier. The Natick laboratories’ diverse group of “scientists, engineers, technologists, and equipment designers” … “Bring the fastest delivery of the most capable equipment solutions to the Soldier, adding value that empowers and protects them on the battlefield,” as its website states. Colonel Accetta will review the history of the Center, point out some of the accomplishments over the years and what its staff is working on now to protect the wellbeing and extend the capabilities of today’s and tomorrow’s military personnel.

    Accetta, now a civilian Chief of Public Affairs for the Center, concluded a 25-year career with the Army in 2008. Starting in the Rhode Island National Guard in a Military Police unit, then as an Army Reservist, he finally served as an active duty officer for over 20 years. His assignments, he has stated, included “field artillery forward observer and fire support officer, cannon platoon leader and battery commander, division headquarters commandant, military history and leadership instructor, and public affairs officer.” He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom I, II and III, and Operation Enduring Freedom VIII.

    This program is free but donations are appreciated.  The Fort Devens Museum, open to the public from 10 AM to 3 PM on that day, February 17th, is located on the 3rd floor at 94 Jackson Road, Devens, MA. The building is wheelchair accessible. For more information about this event please call 978-772-1286 or email info@fortdevensmuseum.org.
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    94 Jackson Road, Suite 305
    Devens, MA 01434
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