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  • ACC now offers multi-level contracting training

    Sep 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- For contracting specialists, training is not an option. Contracting personnel are required to obtain Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certification and an additional 80 hours of continuous learning points every two years.

  • ECC CSM kicks off veteran hiring event in Huntsville

    Aug 31, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis, command sergeant major, Expeditionary Contracting Command, joins (left to right) Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Ernie Lombardi, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in welcoming veterans to the 2012 Hiring our Heroes Job Fair held at the Marriott here Aug. 23.

  • Robotics training helps depot prepare for future

    Aug 30, 2012

    The Business Management Directorate's Technical Development Division at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., now offers introductory classes in robotics to train employees on a future workload that may one day call the depot home.

  • TACOM LCMC Commanding General tours SIAD for first time

    Aug 30, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, TACOM LCMC commanding general visits Sierra Army Depot for the first time.

  • Gen. Dennis L. Via receives proclamation, connects with Virginia Veterans

    Aug 30, 2012

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Surrounded by community leaders, mentors, family and friends Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command accepted the proclamations in his honor from the City of Martinsville and Henry County, Va., on Aug. 28.

  • RIA observes Women's Equality Day with satirical performance

    Aug 30, 2012

    A member of The East Lynne Theatre Company of Cape May, N.J., performed "Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage Satire" as part of the Women's Equality Day Observance at the Arsenal Island Clubhouse Aug. 24.

  • A new silicon valley in the Northeast?

    Aug 29, 2012

    The Army's Benét Laboratories, which is located at the Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together nearly 30 of the nation's experts this month to share information about a little known resource called "black silicon."

  • TACOM LCMC leader receives FEB award

    Aug 29, 2012

  • Hometown values combined with Army's world of opportunities equals success

    Aug 28, 2012

    With last week kicking off the new school year, Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command took time out of his busy schedule to speak with Martinsville and Henry County, Va. students Aug. 28.

  • SDDC advances quality assurance checks and balances

    Aug 27, 2012

    With budgetary uncertainty looming over the horizon, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Quality Assurance Branch, part of the Strategic Business Directorate, is focusing efforts now to advance their processes and gain efficiencies.

  • Excellence in safety starts with LEAD

    Aug 27, 2012

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa.-- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognized Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) with Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Certification for exemplary achievement in employee safety and health on Aug. 14.

  • Small SDDC branch provides big cost-savings for DOD

    Aug 27, 2012

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Special Requirements Branch is a one-stop shop for finding the right rate and transportation mode for Department of Defense shippers who need to move specialized and large volume cargo domestically.

  • CG unfurls new ACC-APG colors

    Aug 24, 2012

    Members of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., gathered Aug. 6 to witness the official uncasing of the organizational colors during a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, ACC commanding general and Steven R. Bryant, ACC-APG deputy director.

  • Mansker assumes responsibility

    Aug 24, 2012

    The United States Army Security Assistance Command welcomed its first ever Command Sergeant Major during an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony Aug. 24 on the parade field outside USASAC headquarters.

  • AMC in the Seventies: a decade of celebration, change

    Aug 22, 2012

    According to a historical Army Materiel Command video, this was the era where disco was all the rage, M*A*S*H was a hit television show, and "Star Wars" hit theaters. Yes, it was the seventies.

  • ACC recruiting recent college grads through rapid-fire hiring campaign

    Aug 22, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Recent college graduates looking for a career in Army contracting should keep their eyes on Armyhire.com for a series of rapid-fire job announcements, according to Army Contracting Command's human capital director.

  • Army invests $120 million in basic research partnership to exploit new materials

    Aug 21, 2012

    Materials by design partnerships are poised to revolutionize the speed of developing Soldiers' equipment, from body armor to batteries

  • Army leaders break ground on $9.6 million solar power project

    Aug 18, 2012

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, toured Tooele Army Depot, Utah, broke ground on the $9.6 million solar power renewable energy project, and talked with media Aug. 17, 2012.

  • Army strives to improve civilian leader development awareness, access, participation

    Aug 17, 2012

    The three-day Army Civilian Training and Leader Development Symposium in the National Capital Region focused on improving awareness of and access to, and projecting requirements for Army civilian functional and leader development training programs and opportunities.

  • ASC historian discusses women's history at Arsenal

    Aug 17, 2012

    George Eaton, Army Sustainment Command History Office, leads a presentation on the historic roles of women at Rock Island Arsenal during an Aug. 15 meeting of the Morning Connection, a local women's group. The presentation, the latest in a series by the History Office to mark the Arsenal's 150th anniversary, was held at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline, Ill.

  • Former SDDC battalion commander returns to 'heart of logistics'

    Aug 17, 2012

    For Col. Ines White, joining the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command headquarters staff is the culmination of a 24-year U.S. Army career sharply focused on military transportation.

  • 405th AFSB commander, CSM visit battalion in Italy

    Aug 17, 2012

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade commander and command sergeant major paid a visit to the 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Italy Aug. 2 to be briefed on its mission and to meet with local nationals, Army civilians and military personnel.

  • Senior Army officials break ground for Tooele Stirling solar power project

    Aug 17, 2012

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Tooele Army Depot today to help break ground on the $9.6 million solar power renewable energy project that will help the Utah depot produce its own power.

  • Slideshow: First female four-star general retires from Army

    Aug 16, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, former Commanding General, Army Material Command, retires after nearly 38 years in uniform on Summerall Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Aug. 15. Dunwoody is the first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces.

  • Watervliet builds great cannons, better relationships

    Aug 16, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- It is no secret that Watervliet builds the best cannons in the world, but what the Arsenal has been building with the local community lately may be just as strong as the steel used in gun tubes -- it's called relationships. The month of August is traditionally a slow period at the Arsenal because that is when a significant number of workers take leave during the annual shutdown of manufacturing operations. But for the Arsenal's emergency service teams, who provide 24-hour, seven-day-a-week protection to the Arsenal, there was no such thing as a shutdown.

  • GEN Ann E. Dunwoody's Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 16, 2012

  • AMC birthed from 'sweeping reorganization' to outfit today's soldiers

    Aug 16, 2012

    Fifty years ago, Leonard W. Hoelscher and Project 80 recommended "one of the most sweeping reorganizations in the history of the Department of Army."

  • ACC announces leadership changes

    Aug 16, 2012

    Army Contracting Command is preparing to say farewell to two of its senior leaders.

  • Conservationists honor ANAD

    Aug 16, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot was awarded the Governor's Air Conservationist Award at a ceremony hosted by the Alabama Wildlife Federation Aug. 3 in Prattville, Ala.

  • Metal finishing cleans, coats ANAD's refurbished parts

    Aug 16, 2012

    If it is rebuilt, reworked or repaired on Anniston Army Depot, odds are the Metal Finishing Branch touches it.

  • Multiscale modeling research seeks atom-to-application understanding of materials

    Aug 15, 2012

    Army researchers want to enhance Soldiers' battlefield effectiveness without placing an extra load on their backs.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Aug 15, 2012

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Jason Hearing, a generator equipment mechanic here, installs a master switch in a 10kw generator for a UAV system while working in the Systems Integration and Support Directorate's Mobile Electric Power Branch.

  • Sustainer speaks at Third Army WLC graduation

    Aug 15, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Karl A. Roberts, the senior enlisted advisor for Joint Sustainment Command -- Afghanistan and the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently served as the guest speaker for the Third Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy's Warrior Leader Course graduation ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on August 6, 2012.

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club sponsors run for Wounded Warrior Project

    Aug 15, 2012

    There are few causes that Soldiers, civilians and local nationals in a deployed environment come together in support of. Friday morning, the Joint Sustainment Command- Afghanistan Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club sponsored such a cause, bringing roughly 475 participants together in support of a run for the Wounded Warrior Project here at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody Retirement

    Aug 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Former Commanding General, Army Material Command, retired from the Army, Aug. 15, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Dunwoody is the Army's highest-ranking female and is the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve a fourth star.

  • Army scientist reflects on 43 years of service

    Aug 15, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than four decades of scientific inquiry and leadership with the U.S. Army, Jim Baker considers his colleagues to be a second family. "Working at [Edgewood Chemical Biological Center] has been a wonderful experience for me," he says. "I'd like to leave here and [have] people say, 'I knew Jim Baker, and he was a really nice guy. I really enjoyed working with him. He seemed like a fair and honest individual.' It's a great place to work."

  • 541st CSSB completes 402nd AFSB support mission

    Aug 15, 2012

    The 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kan., completed its mission supporting the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in August and is now coming home to the United States.

  • First female four-star general retires from Army

    Aug 15, 2012

    The first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired Aug. 15, 2012, after 38 years in uniform.

  • MICC awards $326 million to small business in July

    Aug 14, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than $326 million in contracts were awarded to small businesses throughout the nation for the month of July by contracting officials with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • SCat Gun System saves money, hastens development

    Aug 13, 2012

    Earlier this year the Soft Catch Gun System reached its milestone 500th shot.

  • Army engineer strengthens international ties in CBRN defense

    Aug 13, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A U.S. Army engineer is bringing the expertise of America's military scientific community to ensure America's allies are safe from chemical and biological agents. Jorge Christian, with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, uses his 27 years of experience in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear protection to provide the best equipment for American Soldiers as well as international partners.

  • SCat Gun System saves money, hastens development

    Aug 13, 2012

    Why would the U.S. Army want to fire a 155 mm projectile into 540 feet of steel catch tubes and then recover the projectile at the other end? The answer is actually quite simple: It saves time, money and helps to develop better products.

  • 'Mighty' 407th AFSB conducts change of command ceremony at Fort Hood

    Aug 13, 2012

    The "Mighty" 407th Army Field Support Brigade conducted a change of command ceremony here July 26 between Col. Danny Tilzey, outgoing commander, and incoming Col. Steven Allen, incoming commander.

  • McHugh: Army's success depends on civilian workforce

    Aug 10, 2012

    Through opportunities for professional development and education, the Army will shape the future civilian workforce, ensuring adaptive leaders with diverse experiences, who are able to solve complex problems -- an effort comparable to the development of Soldiers throughout their careers. Retaining and managing talent is a top priority for Army leaders, particularly during downsizing.

  • LOGCAP awards fee board aims to incentivize contractors

    Aug 10, 2012

    LOGCAP awards fee board meets to determine if their performance contractors have earned an award based on performance above minimum contract requirements.

  • AMCOM deputy moves on to new challenge

    Aug 10, 2012

    Ronnie Chronister decided to take his own advice.

  • Retreat shares lessons for future civilian leaders

    Aug 10, 2012

    The professional group Tomorrow's Army Civilian Leaders takes to the mountain.

  • Local AUSA repeats as world's best chapter

    Aug 10, 2012

    Once again, the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army is on top.

  • Lifelong calling brings Fox's new commander

    Aug 10, 2012

    Col. William Darby never meant to be a Soldier.

  • Soldier students train at Huntsville Police Department

    Aug 10, 2012

    Defense and civil support focus of instruction.

  • Col. Hagan assumes command of depot

    Aug 10, 2012

    Ceremonial passing of the unit colors denotes transfer of command

  • 402nd AFSB welcomes new commander, CSM in Kuwait

    Aug 10, 2012

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade conducted a combined change of command/change of responsibility ceremony July 16 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Lean Six Sigma Project Helps Foreign Military Sales billing requirements

    Aug 10, 2012

  • Soldiers receive coins from Brig. Gen. LeDoux

    Aug 9, 2012

    Two officers and three Soldiers received coins from Brig. Gen. Karen E. LeDoux, ARCENT G4/AMC SWA commanding general, during her visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aug. 6 in recognition of their work supporting 1/82 equipment turn in prior to redeploying.

  • Army Materiel Command History: 1960s

    Aug 9, 2012

    After being around for 185 years, the Army decided in the early 1960s to change its logistics system. Times had changed.

  • Rock Island Arsenal employee rides for a cause

    Aug 9, 2012

    Not many people are aware that Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center employee Rob Chitwood is an active member of both. The organizations go hand-in-hand to support those in need.

  • Gamble receives first star

    Aug 8, 2012

    Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason promoted Col. Duane A. Gamble to brigadier general during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 3. Gamble serves as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, which is headquartered on the Arsenal.

  • Soldiers receive coins from COMISAF Command Sergeant Major

    Aug 7, 2012

    Six Soldiers assigned to AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade received coins from Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Capel, COMISAF command sergeant major, Jul. 27.

  • Operation Thunderstruck gets underway

    Aug 7, 2012

    Operation Thunderstruck expedites equipment turn in for off-ramping unit.

  • Ayvazian awarded ARCOM

    Aug 7, 2012

    Maj. Brett A. Ayvazian, AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, support operations officer for retrograde, was awarded an Army Commendation Medal by the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Aug. 7 in recognition for his work in the preparation for and execution of the 1/82 return of equipment process that began Aug. 3.

  • Via takes command of AMC, becomes first 4-star signal officer

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin were in attendance at the promotion ceremony for Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command's deputy commanding general, at the Bob Jones auditorium in Madison, Ala., Aug. 7, 2012.

  • Dunwoody relinquishes command of Army Materiel Command

    Aug 7, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody relinquished command of Army Materiel Command during a ceremony at AMC's headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Aug. 7, 2012.

  • GEN Dennis Via promotion ceremony

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Gen. Dennis Via is promoted to the rank of General during a ceremony hosted by Army Materiel Command commanding general GEN Ann Dunwoody August 7, 2012 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Via became the first Army Signal Corps officer to achieve that rank.

  • Army Lab summer students gain real world defense experience

    Aug 3, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory welcomed 250 high school, undergraduate and graduate students this summer as part of the educational outreach programs at ARL.

  • Guide to AMC transition, social media

    Aug 3, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the U.S. Army Materiel Command begins celebrating its 50th Anniversary this August, many leadership changes are taking place.

  • USASAC employee meets requisition challenge

    Aug 3, 2012

    Faced with the daunting task of manually entering over 20,000 requisition items for a foreign military sales case for the Afghan National Army, one USASAC logistics management specialist knew there had to be a more efficient way to complete the job.

  • 'Great Army Soldier' takes command of ANMC

    Aug 2, 2012

    Lt. Col. David L. Schmitt assumed command of Anniston Munitions Center July 26 during a ceremony at Anniston Army Depot's Physical Fitness Center. The ceremony was presided over by Blue Grass Army Depot Commander Col. Brian Rogers. Schmitt comes to Anniston from United States Africa Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, where he served as the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Planner.

  • AMC honors ANAD firefighters

    Aug 2, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot Directorate of Emergency Services' Fire and Emergency Services Division was recently named the Small Fire Department of the Year for Army Materiel Command and one of its own, Nathan Harper, was named AMC's Firefighter of the Year.

  • First impressions: TACOM LCMC CG tours Anniston

    Aug 2, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Michael Terry, Commanding General, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, visited Anniston Army Depot and the local community July 23, 2012. This was his first visit to the installation since assuming command in June.

  • McQuistion credits mentors, peers, family and friends for her success

    Aug 2, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Major General Patricia E. McQuistion, the incoming U.S. Army Materiel Command's Deputy Commanding General, was promoted to lieutenant general during a ceremony held here, Aug. 2.

  • TACOM CG visits Red River

    Aug 1, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, Commanding General, U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command spent a day becoming familiar with depot employees as well as the production facilities July 25. This was his first visit to RRAD since assuming command last month.

  • AMC marks 50 years of excellence by inducting 5 into the Hall of Fame

    Aug 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command marked AMC's 50th anniversary by inducting five former employees into the inaugural AMC Hall of Fame Aug. 1 at AMC Headquarters, here.

  • AMC inducts 5 into inaugural Hall of Fame

    Aug 1, 2012

    Biographies and photos of 2012 AMC Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Olympic experience resonates within commanding general

    Aug 1, 2012

    For Maj. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, commanding general, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the Olympic games are memories of past accomplishments and friendships.

  • Army Materiel Command grows mission with needs of nation

    Aug 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fifty years of history for the Army Materiel Command can be summed up with one descriptive word -- provider. On Aug. 1, 1962, when AMC became a full-fledged member of the Army team, its first commander, Lt. Gen. Frank Besson, said in a letter to its employees that the new organization is the first "single integrated organization specifically conceived and designed to provide the Army's weapons and equipment."

  • Arsenal commander doesn't kid around with questioning

    Jul 31, 2012

    To see the Watervliet Arsenal commander dance and weave through an onslaught of questions during his recent visit to one of his operational areas this month brought chuckles to many who observed this spectacle and giggles to those who asked the questions. No one ever said that command was easy and when someone on the installation asked Col. Mark F. Migaleddi during that question and answer session just what he does every day, a thinner-skinned commander may have cringed and buckled from the pressure -- but not Migaleddi. He simply smiled and responded back to the seven-year-old child.

  • Army developing new aircraft maintenance technologies at research lab

    Jul 31, 2012

    Researchers at the Army's corporate laboratory are testing new technologies it created for the Federal Aviation Administration that could give commercial and military maintenance programs earlier warning of problems.

  • Red River set to celebrate 71st birthday

    Jul 31, 2012

    Employees of Red River Army Depot will commemorate 71 years of service to the Soldier August 9. During the ceremony, Red River officials will cut a celebration cake and make remarks about the great history of the depot.

  • Lt. Col. Garry B. Bush awarded Bronze Star Medal

    Jul 23, 2012

    Lt. Col. Garry B. Bush awarded Bronze Star Medal in recognition of accomplishments while commanding AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, for 14 months.

  • Sliwinski assumes command of AFSBn-Kandahar

    Jul 23, 2012

    Lt. Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, Jr. assumed command of the AFSBn-Kandahar,401st Army Field Support Brigade Jul. 16.

  • Col. Schröter assumes command of Tobyhanna

    Jul 23, 2012

    Col. Gerhard P.R. Schröter accepted the Tobyhanna Army Depot flag and the burden of command from U.S. Army Communication-Electronics Command (CECOM) commander, Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell July 12. He is the depot's 30th commander.

  • APG Garrison welcomes new CSM

    Jul 23, 2012

  • British soccer camp comes to APG

    Jul 23, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Over 60 children, ages 5-14, braved the summer heat during the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp at the Aberdeen Proving Ground North (Aberdeen) soccer field July 9-13.

  • First APG Summer Fest draws hundreds

    Jul 23, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - From toddlers to seniors, the APG Community Summer Fest, held at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center July 12, offered something for everyone. APG service members, civilians, contractors, retirees and their Families enjoyed carnival style arcade games with prizes, kiddie inflatables, and a water slide.

  • 9th AML colors cased

    Jul 23, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Another chapter in the history of the 9th Area Medical Laboratory came to an end July 16 as the colors of the storied unit were cased during its inactivation ceremony at Top of the Bay.

  • RDECOM NCO of the Year wins AMC competition

    Jul 20, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A Soldier serving as a research and development adviser earned honors as Army Materiel Command Noncommissioned Officer of the Year July 18. Staff Sgt. Markus Whisman now heads to the Department of the Army competition in October at Fort Lee, Va., after winning AMC's Best Warrior three-day contest at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • AMC Town hall recognizes workforce's commitment to serve

    Jul 20, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the AMC town hall and employee recognition day at the Bob Jones auditorium here, Jul. 20.

  • Food service Soldiers rise to challenge of feeding hundreds at Golden Cargo

    Jul 20, 2012

    If you think cooking nutritious meals for your family can be challenging, try cooking for 300 hungry Soldiers.

  • Soldier's Medal presented to AMC officer

    Jul 20, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- July 20, 2012-- A U.S. Army Materiel Command officer received the Soldier's Medal for saving the life of a civilian employee during a flood at an official ceremony here, Friday.

  • Russell awarded Legion of Merit

    Jul 19, 2012

    Col. Michel M. Russell, Sr., 401st AFSB commander, was awarded a Legion of Merit by Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, Joint Sustainment Command commanding general, Jul. 18 at brigade headquarters.

  • Apache helicopter pilot follows dad's footsteps

    Jul 18, 2012

    One's a colonel and the other's a first lieutenant. Both are proud of their Louisiana roots and service to the nation. Col. Michael Cavalier retired Thursday following 28 years of service and his last assignment as Joint Attack Munition Systems project manager. His son, 1st Lt. Michael Jr., graduated from Flight School at Fort Rucker in June and is headed to Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Joint attack munition systems under new leadership

    Jul 18, 2012

    Through his own example, Col. Michael Cavalier has instilled the Army values in a future generation of Soldier and civilian leaders, and after 28 years in uniform, is ready to pass the torch on to those who will follow in his footsteps. Col. James Romero assumed responsibility of the Joint Attack Munition Systems Project Office in a change of charter and retirement ceremony for Cavalier, outgoing project manager, Thursday at Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • Everton takes reins of aviation mission equipment

    Jul 18, 2012

    Friday the 13th turned out to be the perfect day for the Aviation Mission Equipment Product Office change of charter ceremony. The date was appropriate because, as project manager for aviation systems Col. Anthony Potts noted in his remarks at the July 13 ceremony, outgoing product manager Lt. Col. James Bamburg was the 13th product manager he had worked with. He explained that when Bamburg assumed his duties he told him that he was number 13, far away from being number 12.

  • AMC shows colors for Independence Day

    Jul 18, 2012

    You may have noticed the larger U.S. flag flying last week in front of the Army Materiel Command headquarters building.

  • AMC warriors test urban orienteering skills

    Jul 17, 2012

  • Robotics Rodeo highlights advances in life-saving technologies

    Jul 17, 2012

    The 2012 Robotics Rodeo held at Fort Benning, Ga., June 20-29, 2012, allowed manufacturers to showcase the latest robotics technology designed to defeat battlefield threats, especially improvised explosive devices.

  • AMC Best Warrior Competition continues with STX lane events

    Jul 17, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Jay Denton, Army Sustainment Command, engages an obstacle during day two of the STX (Situated Training Exercise) lane events in the Army Materiel Command's Best Warrior Competition July 17 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. The top noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from AMC are gathered here for the three-day event to select the command's top NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity participates in Golden Cargo 2012

    Jul 16, 2012

    More than 240 Soldiers arrived at Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Ind., July 8, 2012, to participate in the national military exercise called "Golden Cargo."

  • Stryker units in Afghanistan now equipped with precision mortars

    Jul 16, 2012

    The first-ever Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative round fired from a Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan accomplished what few conventional 120mm high-explosive mortars can achieve: a direct hit on a target with the first round fired.

  • Combat Feeding serves up varied menu

    Jul 16, 2012

    The "Operational Rations of the Department of Defense" ration book recently released by the DOD Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center seems to offer something for every palate.

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