Among the honorees at the AMCOM Deployed Workforce Recognition Ceremony are, from left in front row, Fred Alcorn, Andrew Barrientez and Maj. Tom Barthel.

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- More than 70 people who have served in deployments in support of AMCOM operations in Iraq and Afghanistan were honored Jan. 21.

The fourth Aviation and Missile Command Deployed Workforce Recognition Ceremony was held in Bob Jones Auditorium.

"Thank you for what you've done," Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of AMCOM and Redstone Arsenal, said. "It makes a difference. It really does."

More than 1,100 Soldiers, civilians and contractors are doing the wartime mission of AMCOM, the Program Executive Office for Aviation, the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, and the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center.

"It's about giving our Soldiers what they need every day to get it done," Myles said.

This includes sending aviation and missile system experts to war zones to support the troops in the field against an adaptable enemy.

"They've said 'I will put myself in harm's way to help Soldiers,'" Myles said.

The program began with Army Strong videos which featured the seven Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.

"It's one thing to say the Army's values and sprout them off," Myles said. "It's another thing to live it."

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