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  • 'I Feel Amazing Inside As Well As Outside'

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARENAL, Ala. -- Kathy Stephens' head was spinning. It was the summer of 2001, and standing in the aisles of Walmart, the 305 pounds she carried on her 5-foot-2 frame had finally become too much. "I was too heavy," Stephens said. "I just asked God to help get this weight off of me. That was my red light moment."

  • Census Numbers Count In Federal Funding

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles joined other local officials in signing a resolution Jan. 11 in support of Census 2010 and the increased funding it could bring.

  • Buses Deliver After-School Care On Post

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With several hours between the time school ends and work ends, many parents seek out after-school programs for their children. Child Youth and School Services offers parents another choice for after-school care, including pickup at some area schools. "We physically started doing the busing program in September," Andre Terry, Child Youth and School Services division chief, said. "The first bus arrived in October and the last one came in November." Five 15-passenger buses now travel the weekday routes to pick kids up at their school and deliver them to the Myra Garriott School Age Services building or the Youth Services Center next door, depending upon their age.

  • Let The Army Music Play On

    Jan 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL -- The sound of construction near Gate 10 will give way to the tunes of an Army band by next year. The Army Materiel Command Band is moving to Redstone Arsenal from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., as part of base realignment and closure. The move is planned from this November through March 2011. Community members attended a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 12 for the 40-member band's new facility on Patton Road just north of Heiser Hall. Construction of the 16,082-square-foot building is expected to be completed by January. The contract was awarded to Dyson Construction Company from Decatur for $4.383 million.

  • Pomeroy unloads cargo in Charleston

    Jan 25, 2010

    The USNS Pomeroy is a Military Sealift Command ship used for the Army Prepositioned Stocks program. The APS program is managed by the Army Sustainment Command. The Pomeroy contains six levels and 393,000 square feet of space, capable of storing everything from tracked and wheeled vehicles to small arms to Meals, Ready to Eat, and maintain them in technical manual 10/20 standards. The Pomeroy, a large, medium-speed, roll on/roll off (LMSR) ship, stopped at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity --Charleston to unload its cargo and leave for necessary maintenance. APS ships normally take on cargo and go out to sea, waiting in specified locations for 24-30 months or until their cargo is needed for an emergency contingency.

  • Point of View

    Jan 25, 2010

  • VA to begin recovery of Post-9/11 GI Bill advance payments

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is beginning the process of recovering advance payments made available during the fall 2009 semester to servicemembers who applied for education benefits.

  • Hard work pays off, employee claims quarterly award

    Jan 25, 2010

    A Tobyhanna Army Depot sheet metal mechanic earned a depot-level award for his ability to meet or exceed production schedules, embrace continuous improvement and apply 25 years of experience to meet customer requirements.

  • Tobyhanna technicians begin new joint radio mission

    Jan 25, 2010

    Technicians in Tobyhanna Army Depot's Ground Radio Branch have completed the first-ever depot repair of new radio systems.

  • 2010 census: especially important to military families

    Jan 25, 2010

    With about $400 billion a year in federal funds at stake, the 2010 census may prove especially important for the thousands of Army families who have relocated since 2000 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure, said a 2010 census media specialist.

  • PSCC tests HAZMAT packaging for private industry

    Jan 25, 2010

    LOGSA's packaging center recently worked with private industry to test the hazardous material (HAZMAT) packaging used to ship the Hellfire Missile.

  • Global support: Technicians refresh tri-service medical computers

    Jan 25, 2010

    The expansion of an existing partnership between Tobyhanna and the Tri-care Infrastructure Management Program Office (TIMPO) has resulted in additional workload.

  • New Mission: Missile warning System

    Jan 25, 2010

    Employees recently completed the first phase of a two-phase program to test and repair components of a system that is replacing the AN/ALQ-144 Countermeasure System.

  • Wounded Warrior transitions to civilian workforce at SIAD

    Jan 25, 2010

    AW2 Program helped Soldier complete resumes that lead to his transitioning into the federal workforce.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • Army takes over from Marines in Al Anbar

    Jan 25, 2010

    The first major indicator of the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq occurred in Ramadi Jan. 23 when II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to 1st Armored Division.

  • Fort Lee Transportation Training Facility Receives Railcars

    Jan 25, 2010

    Three railcars, equipment that will become part of the Multi-Mode Load Training site currently under construction, made their way to Fort Lee Jan. 11.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - January 2010 - Construction Photos

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - January 2010 - Construction Photos

    Jan 25, 2010

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Stryker commander takes SWT flight

    Jan 24, 2010

    Series of pictures depicting Col. Harry Tunnell IV, commander of the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, preparing for and departing on an aerial recon of the Kandahar region, Afghanistan, with members of the 82nd Airborne's Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • 3rd ESC to deploy, provide logistics expertise in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will deploy to Haiti in support of relief efforts stemming from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the country on Jan. 12. The command will form the nucleus of Joint Logistics Task Force - Haiti and deploy by air to provide its logistics expertise to the relief effort in Haiti.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers set-sail for Haitian relief

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Sustainers from Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade recently set-sail for a deployment to Haiti in support of Joint Task Force - Haiti. The unique capability of the Army's watercraft will increase logistical capabilites for the JTF commander.

  • U.S. Army CERDEC deploys security technology to Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    U.S. Army CERDEC is deploying an engineer and its Cerberus surveillance systems to aid Haitian humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts following the recent 7.0-magnitude earthquake. They are scheduled to deploy with the 82nd Airborne Division. While Cerberus's official function in Haiti is still unknown, the system has the ability to provide security to areas such as airports that house relief supplies.

  • Army invites 14,000 IRR Soldiers to readiness musters in 2010

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Army kicks off another year of readiness musters, Jan. 23, for some 14,000 Soldiers in the Individual Ready Reserve.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command reaches out to aid Haiti

    Jan 21, 2010

  • AFAP delegates choose top five issues

    Jan 21, 2010

    On the final day of the 2010 Army Family Action Plan conference last week, delegates broke from their individual working groups and voted on their top five issues, three of which involve services for wounded or ill warriors.

  • CERDEC team encourages future scientists

    Jan 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. hosted local students Nov. 24 for a laboratory tour. The tour is part of the Army's ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Anniston Army Depot Web site gets new design

    Jan 21, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot has launched a newly designed public Web site. On Jan. 13, the Directorate of Information Management replaced the years-old home page with a new one, which is the handy work of information technology specialist Nick Thomas.

  • TMDE Anniston supports depot, others

    Jan 21, 2010

    More than 10,000 items flow into Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center, Anniston, also known as TMDE, each year from Anniston Army Depot, but those items are mere drops in the bucket compared to the workload of this depot tenant.

  • AMC's DAELP takes part in ANAD Lean events

    Jan 21, 2010

    When it comes to Lean manufacturing, it is not uncommon here to have multiple events during a week's time. However, the depot held a Lean marathon the week of Dec. 7 with work teams composed of not just employees of Anniston Army Depot-the weeklong "Leanathon" included the leadership from sister depots and arsenals throughout AMC.

  • Anniston Army Depot raises $600K for charities

    Jan 21, 2010

    Ginger Coleman, Anniston Army Depot chairperson of the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign, and the CFC executive committee are proud to announce Anniston Army Depot's total contributions exceeded the goal.

  • Army bringing high-tech help to Haiti earthquake relief effort

    Jan 21, 2010

    The Army's PEO-EIS has called upon its technological expertise to help with relief efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti by setting up a disaster-information Web site, ensuring satellite communications reach damaged areas and making contingency arrangements to deploy additional units if called upon.

  • Soldiers deploy by sea to assist in Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    Three Landing Craft Utility vessels from the 97th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade have been diverted from a training mission off the coast of Florida to Haiti to support the relief effort.

  • Picatinny employee named Army Materiel Command's small business specialist of the year

    Jan 20, 2010

  • New global network to reshape Army

    Jan 19, 2010

    Known mainly for its role in infantry, the Army is transforming to a service which is also information-technology based.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The Caribbean country of Haiti was devastated last week by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, prompting U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten to declare a disaster due to the effects of the earthquake. The Government of Haiti estimates that at least 65,000 people perished in the disaster, the U.N. approximates that at least three million people are affected and the International Organization for Migration reports that roughly 200,000 Haitians have been displaced.

  • Camp Darby unit helps provide humanitarian relief to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    CAMP DARBY, Italy- When disaster struck Haiti, relief and humanitarian agencies around the world quickly looked to see if they could locate ways to provide a clean water supply among other basic life necessities. Jan. 18, members of 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) were quickly putting together pallets of humanitarian aid support of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) warehouses on Leghorn Army Depot, part of the Camp Darby Military Community.

  • A-10 Warthog at night

    Jan 16, 2010

    An A-10 Warthog from the 355th takes off from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Stryker soldiers slingload M777A2 howitzers

    Jan 16, 2010

    Soldiers from A Battery, 3-17 FA, 5th SBCT, slingload their M777A2 howitzers on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • A day with the SYSPAC

    Jan 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The System Safety Policy Action Committee conducted its regular meeting at the U.S. Army Missile and Aviation Life Cycle Management Command Safety Office here, Jan. 12-13.

  • SDDC on Twitter

    Jan 15, 2010

  • Picatinny welcomes new child care facility during Army Family Covenant signing

    Jan 15, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Installation Families got their first glimpse of Picatinny's new $5 million School Age Services and Youth Services Facility during a Army Family Covenant signing and town hall meeting at the facility here Dec. 17, 2009.

  • Picatinny employee promoted to Senior Executive Service

    Jan 15, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny community welcomed employee James Shields as the newest member of the Army's Senior Executive Service during a ceremony here Jan. 11.

  • First woman becomes Army provost marshal general

    Jan 15, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire assumed responsibility as the first woman provost marshal general of the Army and also took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in a ceremony Thursday at Fort Belvoir.

  • Army transportation, logistics experts reach Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    The Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has a team deployed to Haiti to prepare for follow-on forces that will deliver and distribute humanitarian supplies in the wake of Tuesday's devastating earthquake.

  • Soldier Heroes bond with Army All Stars during bowl week

    Jan 14, 2010

    The Soldier Heroes-Players Challenge two days earlier before the All-American Bowl featured Soldiers and high school all-star football players teaming up for an East versus West competition of sit-ups and pushups against the clock.

  • Hope For Continuing Service

    Jan 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A chance meeting with Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell in June 2009 led to a dream job for Iraqi war veteran and Purple Heart recipient Sgt. Sophia Malone.

  • Safety Award

    Jan 14, 2010

    Ken Rose was honored by John Manfre, safety director, U.S. Army Materiel Command for his two years of service as chairman for AMC System Safety Policy Action Committee during a committee meeting, Jan. 12 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Cobra Gold 2010 to build on 29 years of dynamic training

    Jan 14, 2010

    Cobra Gold, the largest multinational exercise in the world, begins its 29th year of joint training and cooperation among six countries in the Asia-Pacific Theater in Thailand on Feb. 1, including Thailand, U.S., Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

  • Employees prep for transfer to new DLA tenant organization

    Jan 14, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna employees transferring to a new tenant organization were notified recently as part of the shift of the supply, storage and distribution (SS&D) function from the Army to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • Employees prep for transfer to new DLA tenant organization

    Jan 14, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna employees transferring to a new tenant organization were notified recently as part of the shift of the supply, storage and distribution (SS&D) function from the Army to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • AMC Band breaks ground on state-of-the-art training facility at Redstone

    Jan 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band held the official groundbreaking of their new facility here Jan. 12. "What a great event. This marks the last ground breaking for our BRAC construction projects (at Redstone Arsenal). We are so glad you could be here and a part of it," said Col. Robert M. Pastorelli, Redstone Arsenal commander.

  • The Art and Science to Transforming Manufacturing Space

    Jan 14, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With all the strategy of a world championship chess match, the Watervliet Arsenal is transforming underutilized manufacturing space into state-of-the-art capability. Machine by machine, square foot by square foot, the Arsenal is, through a program called the Capital Improvement Program or CIP methodically opening up floor space for advanced machining. Through CIP, the Arsenal will significantly improve its capability to manufacture legacy and future weapon systems.

  • Eliminating stigma key to suicide prevention

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army's director of behavioral health proponent said until the service changes policies that perpetuate stigma, many potentially suicidal Soldiers will avoid seeking help.

  • All-American Bowl showcases Army opportunities

    Jan 13, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO - The best student athletes from across the nation assembled in San Antonio, Texas last week for the 2010 All-American Bowl. This annual football game puts high school football players in a classic East - West competition hosted by the U.S. Army.

  • Fort Monmouth reviews Year of the NCO

    Jan 13, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The Monmouth Message newspaper published profiles of several NCOs during the past year as part of the Year of the NCO.

  • New law means spouse can claim same home state as servicemember

    Jan 13, 2010

    New legislation, signed by the president in November, allows military spouses to establish a permanent residence and carry it with them though each change of station.

  • National Guard ready to help in Haiti

    Jan 13, 2010

    The chief of the National Guard Bureau said today that the Army and Air National Guard are prepared to help in the humanitarian relief effort in Haiti.

  • All-American Bowl winners reach beyond playing field

    Jan 13, 2010

    While the West team beat the East 30-14 in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Saturday before 34,126 and a national television audience on NBC, the real winner was the University of Florida.

  • Crane Army Moves Retrograde Ammo

    Jan 13, 2010

    Crane Army Depot Operations is a playing a huge part in the receipt and storage of the retrograde munitions that resulted in a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the United States and the Government of the Republic of Korea concerning the transfer and retrograde of former War Reserve Stocks Allies Korea.

  • Soldiers see through walls

    Jan 13, 2010

    Entering a building and clearing rooms may become much safer for Soldiers in combat as Army scientists continue to develop Sense-Through-The-Wall technology to increase situational awareness.

  • The Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program reflects on 2009

    Jan 13, 2010

  • Contracting commands welcome two of the Army's newest general officers

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army has passed another plateau toward its goal of improving Army contracting with the promotions of two general officers. The promotions of Stephen B. Leisenring and Joseph L. Bass are important steps in adhering to the recommendations made in the Gansler Commission Report of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations. Leisenring is the commander of the Mission and Installation Command, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Bass is the commander of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va. The ECC and the MICC are subordinate commands of the Army Contracting Command, a major subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command. ACC has two out of three of its general officer positions that were recommended as part of the Gansler Commission findings in place.

  • Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

    Jan 12, 2010

    Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application created by the team that developed the Army's Web site, www.Army.mil.

  • State of CECOM is dynamic, committed

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- The CECOM Life Cycle Management Command is dynamic and committed to serving the Army and the warfighter, its commander said recently.

  • 233rd Trans. Co. transports vehicles to improve ranges, gain experience

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Recently, Fort Knox's 233rd Transportation Company supported the installation's range control with the movement of nearly 30 tanks from the Ground Maintenance Division to several ranges on post, Jan. 5-8.

  • Unmanned aircraft changing Soldiers' battlefield perspective

    Jan 11, 2010

    Growing the Army's unmanned aerial system inventory is critical as the Army faces an ever-evolving mission and as Soldiers have learned to exploit the tactical advantages these systems provide.

  • Commentary: Soldiers share bond with All-American athletes

    Jan 11, 2010

    The 10th anniversary of Saturday's Army All-American Bowl showed Soldiers and all-star football players have more in common than some may think.

  • 'I Want To Continue To Serve'

    Jan 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Jeff Moran has a standing invitation with his Marine Reserve unit in Montgomery. This University of Alabama-Huntsville student is on standby with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marines just in case the unit gets orders for a deployment to Southwest Asia. If and when the unit does deploy, it will be Moran's third time to go to war.

  • Translation device eases communication problems

    Jan 8, 2010

    The language barrier between American Soldiers and Iraqi and Afghan civilians on the battlefield is one step closer to tumbling as engineers continue to design technology like the "Phraselator."

  • Program Review In Iraq Marks First For Command

    Jan 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In order to provide the best support possible, it is not unusual for members of U.S. Army Security Assistance Command to travel to the nations it works with. On Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 they were a part of a historic conference when a Foreign Military Sales Program Management Review was held in Iraq for the first time.

  • Answering The Call Of A Wandering Spirit

    Jan 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A wandering spirit - combined with the desire to help Soldiers - took the Garrison's Angela Bailey halfway around the world. As a quality assurance specialist (ammunition surveillance) - or QASAS - employee and an Air Force Reserve master sergeant, Bailey has had plenty of opportunities to travel with her work. She added Iraq to her list of destinations during a six-month tour where she worked at two ammunition supply points - with three months in Talil and the other three months in Balad. She returned in late November.

  • Redstone Artists Draw Worldwide Recognition

    Jan 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As a student, Linda Morton's art teacher gave her an "A" for her quiet demeanor - and told her to never take an art class again. She had no talent. The 2009 Army Arts and Crafts Contest would beg to differ.

  • Focused On Soldier Mission

    Jan 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Building relationships - between military organizations; among Soldiers, civilians and contractors; throughout the Redstone community; and with city, state and national leaders - has been and will continue to be the key to meeting mission success for the Aviation and Missile Command. No Army organization stands alone. AMCOM's commander, Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, knows that it's his organization's ability to build teaming relationships that will sustain success in providing Soldiers with the best aviation and missile systems during a time of uptempo support, tight budgets, high expectations and fast turnaround programs

  • Corps of Engineers New York District plans "mosaic of habitats" for estuary

    Jan 8, 2010

    An innovative restoration plan created in collaboration with the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program and more than 60 partnering organizations will greatly improve habitat.

  • Wounded warriors compete with student athletes

    Jan 8, 2010

    The best high school athletes in the nation took to the field for pre-game competitions Jan. 6 side-by-side with some VIP sponsors -- wounded Army warriors.

  • BATS helps ID insurgents, hostages

    Jan 7, 2010

    Like technology from the latest spy movie, a system using finger prints and retina scans helps Soldiers tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys in Iraq.

  • 'Hearts Apart' come together at Fort Monmouth

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Volunteers gathered recently to prepare care packages so that Solders abroad feel remembered.

  • West Point grad grabs Guinness record, joins EOD

    Jan 7, 2010

    2nd Lt. Sophie Hilaire does not particularly fit the image of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal warrior at 120 pounds, but she holds a world record for running a marathon in full battle rattle.

  • Depot recognized for demil recycling totaling more than $837,000

    Jan 7, 2010

    Depot employees assist Blue Grass Army Depot Commander Col. Joseph Tirone in displaying the official Army recognition Blue Grass Army Depot received recently for its conventional ammunition demilitarization efforts in Fiscal Year 2009.

  • Army Secretary prioritizes support, acquisition reform, outreach

    Jan 7, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh gave Pentagon staffers a "preliminary report" Wednesday after his first three months in office, asking them to continue supporting Soldier and family programs, continue acquisition reform, and focus more on congressional outreach.

  • Depot recognized for demil recycling totaling more than $837,000

    Jan 7, 2010

    Depot employees assist Blue Grass Army Depot Commander Col. Joseph Tirone in displaying the official Army recognition Blue Grass Army Depot received recently for its conventional ammunition demilitarization efforts in Fiscal Year 2009.

  • Pioneer inventor brought clarity to radio

    Jan 7, 2010

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Post personnel recently celebrated the birthday of radio pioneer Maj. Edwin Howard Armstrong, who developed FM radio technology and had close ties to Fort Monmouth and the Signal Corp.

  • AVLB repair shop gets new home

    Jan 7, 2010

    The mechanics, welders and other workers in the Bridge Assembly and Repair Branch have often braved the heat of summer and the cold of winter to work on the armored vehicle-launched bridge due to lack of space.

  • Vintage WWI tank gets facelift

    Jan 7, 2010

    The tiny tank gracing the grounds in front of the depot's headquarters building went in for a facelift in December 2009 and now looks almost as fresh as it did in 1918, the year it is thought to have been built.

  • Depot recognized for demil recycling totaling more than $837,000

    Jan 6, 2010

    The R3 program benefits the entire Army demil community by recouping funds that will be used to aid future demil projects by purchasing related demil equipment or helping to fund a high priority project.

  • Army scientists bring robots to San Antonio high schools

    Jan 6, 2010

    Thousands of local high school students interacted with the newest Army technology as civilian engineers, scientists, and researchers toured the area and answered questions from teenagers interested in pursuing Army civilian careers.

  • High school athletes learn about Army technology

    Jan 6, 2010

    Top-notch student athletes from across the nation are in San Antonio, Texas, this week preparing for the 2010 All-American Bowl and learning about U.S. Army technology as well.

  • Army studies high-altitude health effects

    Jan 5, 2010

    Climate and altitude commonly inhibits the optimal effectiveness of servicemembers in many theater operations. In the mountainous country of Afghanistan in particular, servicemembers are asked to perform at thousands of feet above sea level, oftentimes hindering their cognitive and physical performance.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - December 2009 Construction Photos

    Jan 4, 2010

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - December 2009 Construction Photos

    Jan 4, 2010

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Local groups, NGO distribute donated KFOR linen to families in Kosovo

    Jan 1, 2010

    : Sgt. 1st Class Claire Lum Lee, Honolulu; Selyete Zymeri, Sgt. Heather Barta, Minot, N.D., and Spc. Jennifer Kanahele, Hilo, Hawaii, display a donated blanket from linens that were being distributed to disadvantaged locals from the region of Novo Brdo, Kosovo, on Dec. 28, 2009.

  • Simply the best...JMC achieves Army LSS award

    Dec 31, 2009

    The Joint Munitions Command's Lean Six Sigma program has received accolades for being the best of all the subordinate commands in the Army. But it's not resting on its laurels - - it's also striving to be world class in industry.

  • Army experiments to increase network connectivity for Soldiers

    Dec 30, 2009

    The Army recently completed networked operational tests of the first pairing of its developmental Common Controller device with equipment now used by Soldiers in theater from the Land Warrior effort.

  • Justice: We provide America's Warfighters with strength through technology

    Dec 30, 2009

    Happy New Year to the entire Research, Development and Engineering Command family. As we embark on this journey called Aca,!A"2010,Aca,!A? I want to pass along some observations and guidance.

  • AMC welcomes seven to rank of Black Belt

    Dec 30, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Lean Six Sigma is about improvement, reduction of cost, elimination of waste and problem solving but it also consists of complex problems.

  • Local high school students get logistics experience at RIA-JMTC

    Dec 29, 2009

    Fleet Adm. Ernest J. King, Chief of Naval Operations during World War II once said "I don't know what that logistics is, but I want some of it." In the Army, logistics includes meeting our Soldiers needs by providing them with supplies, equipment, and maintenance. Today, the world of logistics remains ever important. Five local high school students became the first graduates of the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center Logistics Academy. The Logistics Academy partners with Eastern Iowa Community College, Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley High Schools in Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to provide students a unique learning opportunity.

  • Countering impact of persistent conflict through holistic fitness

    Dec 29, 2009

    Army established the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness directorate on Oct. 1, 2008. The mission of this program is to develop and institute a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, families, and Army civilians in order to enhance performance and build resilience.