• Sarah Savage, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, left, and Adam Reinersmann, 12, right, play America's Army Future Soldier Trainer during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    FST

    Sarah Savage, Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, left, and Adam Reinersmann, 12, right, play America's Army Future Soldier Trainer during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Chief of Staff Col. Kendal Cunningham, left, talks with employees at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site booth during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    Kwaj display

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Chief of Staff Col. Kendal Cunningham, left, talks with employees at the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site booth during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at...

  • An attendee practices firing an anti-tank guided missile in the Missile and Space Intelligence Center tent during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    Anti-tank MSIC

    An attendee practices firing an anti-tank guided missile in the Missile and Space Intelligence Center tent during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • In the Missile and Space Intelligence Center, a Scud B missile cutout is displayed during the "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    Missile MSIC

    In the Missile and Space Intelligence Center, a Scud B missile cutout is displayed during the "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • Kevin McGhaw, Marshall Space Flight Center, shows Lauren David, 11, how to print a photo of herself on the moon during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15. The display offered children a picture of themselves as an astronaut with either a moon or a Mars background.

    NASA photo

    Kevin McGhaw, Marshall Space Flight Center, shows Lauren David, 11, how to print a photo of herself on the moon during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15. The display offered children a picture of themselves...

  • An antendee prepares to heft an M16A4 rifle at the Special Forces display during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    Weapon

    An antendee prepares to heft an M16A4 rifle at the Special Forces display during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • An exhibit operator demonstrates technology that shows flying over an aerial view of Afghan terrain during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    Afghan terrain simulation

    An exhibit operator demonstrates technology that shows flying over an aerial view of Afghan terrain during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • May Wales, Marshall Space Flight Center, provides materials to an atendee at the NASA station during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    NASA station

    May Wales, Marshall Space Flight Center, provides materials to an atendee at the NASA station during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • Marshall Space Flight Center had mulitple displays during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    NASA store front

    Marshall Space Flight Center had mulitple displays during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Chief of Staff Col. Kendal Cunningham plays astronaut for a moment during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    CoS in astronaut suit

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Chief of Staff Col. Kendal Cunningham plays astronaut for a moment during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • FBI provides youth fingerprinting during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    FBI van

    FBI provides youth fingerprinting during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

  • Atendees mill about while someone uses the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Stinger missile trainer demonstration during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May

    Stinger simulation

    Atendees mill about while someone uses the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Stinger missile trainer demonstration during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May

  • The Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space's Surfaced-Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, commonly referred to as the SLAMRAAM, was a popular draw during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    Launcher

    The Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space's Surfaced-Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, commonly referred to as the SLAMRAAM, was a popular draw during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May...

  • The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has displays of flight simulators on laptop computers during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

    Sim Center demos

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has displays of flight simulators on laptop computers during "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" at Bridge Street Town Centre on May 15.

Huntsville, Ala. - An estimated thousands of people came to Bridge Street Town Centre for "Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" May 15 and left with a better understanding of what some of the many federal entities in Huntsville do each day.

"Behind the Gates of Redstone Arsenal" featured about a dozen federal entities - including multiple Army entities, FBI, NASA, and the Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center. The exhibits and activities were spread throughout the center.

"We really wanted to try and reach the biggest audience," said Ken Barnett, president of Analytical Services, Inc., and a member of Leadership's Federal Group, the organization coordinating the event. "We thought being outdoors - the way Bridge Street Town Centre is - lends itself to the exhibits we have scattered around the complex."

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