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  • Ex-Mayor Cherishes Redstone Relationship

    Jul 2, 2009

    It doesn't matter if she is Huntsville's mayor or not, Loretta Spencer is on a mission. She is a front-row supporter of the synergistic relationship between Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal, continuing to be part of the local military community in any way possible to further that relationship, despite no longer leading city government. "Not only do I want to stay involved with the military community, I think I should," Spencer said. "You don't do something day and night for 12 years and then walk away from it. I feel the need to be involved and supportive. I still want to help and serve, but now it is just in a different way."

  • Optometry Clinic Expands with New Doctor

    Jul 2, 2009

    A mission trip to Costa Rica led Dr. Matthew Habel into a profession that has brought him to Fox Army Health Center. But he took a few turns along the way. Habel, the new optometrist at the health center's state-of-the-art Optometry Clinic, grew up in Rainsville, the son of an optometrist. Not wanting to continue in his father's footsteps, Habel earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama. Unfortunately, with the economy on a downturn, Habel graduated at a time when chemical companies weren't doing much hiring.

  • Employees Union Adds to Its List of Bargaining Units

    Jul 2, 2009

    AFGE Local 1858 has been granted exclusive representation of the AMCOM Contracting Center. The former Acquisition Center was realigned last October, so the union asked to continue as its representative by filing a petition to the Federal Labor Relations Authority in Atlanta. On June 18, the authority certified the union as representative of all the center's non-professional employees and temporary non-professional employees with appointments of more than 90 days. "It means that we are going to continue to be able to represent those employees without interruption, which is good for them," AFGE Local 1858 president Don Eiermann said.

  • 2009 Independence Day message from Gen. David Petraeus

    Jul 2, 2009

    Gen. David Petraeus, commander, U.S. Central Command, offers feedback from his perspective on the hard work and sacrifices being made both at home and overseas as we celebrate Independence Day 2009.

  • One of the Best Team Efforts I've Seen

    Jul 2, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Jim Myles took a "moment in time" on June 23 at a LMP Go-Live Recognition Ceremony to thank a team of nearly 800 employees for taking a "quantum leap" in technology as they prepare the Army for the logistical demands of the future. As commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, Myles is at the helm of a massive effort to modernize the computer software systems used by more than 4,000 employees at Redstone Arsenal, Letterkenny Army Depot (Pa.) and Corpus Christi Army Depot (Texas) to manage sourcing and acquisition, production scheduling, order processing, inventory management, transportation and warehousing in support of AMCOM's life cycle management mission.

  • CCAD Launches Beefed-up Black Hawk

    Jul 2, 2009

    Beefier Black Hawks will soon support troops on the ground thanks to the skilled artisans at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. The first UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter recapitalized and upgraded to UH-60L rolled out of CCAD and into the hands of Soldiers June 26, 2009.

  • Leaders of veterans discuss issues facing Soldiers

    Jul 2, 2009

    The Army's fourth annual leadership conference for veterans' and military-service organizations was held June 26 at the Pentagon. and although a number of issues were discussed, one echoed throughout the day: suicide prevention.

  • AMC graphics contractor wins Army Ten-Miler t-shirt design contest

    Jul 2, 2009

    WASHINGTON, DC - We have a winner! After competitive online voting worldwide, the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) announced today that Alexandria, Virginia resident Julie Socher is the grand prize winner of the annual ATM T-shirt Design Contest. Ms. Socher will receive a $1000 cash prize and her award-winning design will be featured on more than 30,000 official race and volunteer t-shirts for the Army's 25th anniversary race.

  • Merritt Takes Reins of 59th Ordnance Brigade

    Jul 1, 2009

    "To talk about Tom Keegan, you can't do it at a ceremony like this, we wouldn't have enough time. He leaves an incredible legacy behind him. The things he has done for the entire community is phenomenal," said Brig. Gen. Lynn Collyar, the 35th chief of Ordnance and commanding general of the Army Ordnance Center and Schools, about Col. Thomas Keegan, outgoing commander of the 59th Ordnance Brigade. Keegan relinquished command of the 59th during the brigade's change of command ceremony June 19 at the Redstone activity field. Incoming commander Col. Howard "Lee" Merritt received the brigade's colors from Collyar, instating him as the new commander. The change of command was a final chance for Keegan to stand before of the Soldiers he's led for the past two years and to welcome the new challenges which lay ahead for Merritt.

  • Military Family Members Bag Annual Scholarships

    Jul 1, 2009

    One by one, the young women approached the microphone to express their thanks and read aloud their application essays. Curious onlookers passed by with shopping carts. This was the scene Friday at the annual Scholarships for Military Children ceremony at the Commissary. Five winners each received a $1,500 scholarship. The Scholarships for Military Children, administered by Fisher House Foundation, is among many programs initiated by the Defense Commissary Agency to involve commissaries even more deeply in the fabric of the military community. "It's a great honor," Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli said. "They have to earn it."

  • Having a Blast on Fourth of July

    Jul 1, 2009

    Three Madison County patriots will be recognized at the Spirit of America Festival in Decatur on the Fourth of July. Retired Alabama Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Carney and two Vietnam prisoners of war -- retired Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness and the late Michael Christian, who retired as a Navy lieutenant commander - will be honored during Saturday's 6 p.m. VIP Program at the Spirit of America Stage at Decatur's Point Mallard. The VIP Program is one of several activities taking place during the July 3-4 festival, which is one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the state. The festival is free to the public.

  • Power technicians recognized at conference

    Jul 1, 2009

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- For the first time, the Department of Defense Project Manager (PM) Mobile Electric Power (MEP) presented awards to military power technicians from each military branch to recognize the hard work and efforts of Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines using or maintaining power generation equipment on the battlefield.

  • Army limits re-enlistment options for rest of fiscal year

    Jul 1, 2009

    In an effort to slow the momentum of what has been an exceptionally productive year in recruiting and retention, the Army has limited re-enlistment options during the last three months of fiscal year 2009.

  • Gentry bids USASMA farewell

    Jul 1, 2009

    Col. Donald E. Gentry relinquished command of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy in ceremonies June 29 handing it over to Command Sgt. maj. Raymond Chandler III, a frist for the academy.

  • Nearly 3,000 attend U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 2009 edition of The U.S. Army Soldier show brought Soldiers and their families from nearby Rock Island Arsenal and thousands of civilians to the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., May 20.

  • 404th AFSB shows Stryker brigade that 'Sustain to Win' is way of life

    Jun 30, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - There are no "big box stores" in the desert. So what does a commander do when his unit is facing a show-stopping maintenance glitch' Who's a leader to call' Not Ghostbusters. They won't make house calls

  • Army announces test of wikis to revise TTPs

    Jun 30, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center has launched a test allowing Soldiers and leaders to make real-time updates to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures via a wiki environment.

  • From academia to the Arsenal: 22 interns get Army experience at RIA

    Jun 30, 2009

    Interns from throughout the country are learning to work for one of the most important organizations in the world ... the U.S. Army. As 22 college students are learning, the Minority College Relations Program is turning out to be the experience of a lifetime.

  • Watervliet Arsenal: Where small science has huge impact

    Jun 30, 2009

    Vistec Lithography, a business tenant on the Watervliet Arsenal, announced Tuesday in a press conference that it will be shipping a new electron beam lithography system to the United States Army for advanced research and development. Representatives from Vistec Lithography Inc. were joined by U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, New York State Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari, Arsenal Commander Col. Scott N. Fletcher, and Tony Gaetano, president of the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership.

  • Guardrail improvements enhance intelligence support and deployability

    Jun 30, 2009

    The Software Engineering Center has made significant improvements to the Guardrail signals intelligence system. The center is part of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • Army launches new water-safety tool

    Jun 30, 2009

    To prevent water-related deaths and injuries, the Army has launched a new interactive, Web-based, multimedia water safety tool.

  • AMSC cuts ribbon for Thayer Hall

    Jun 30, 2009

    The Army Management Staff College hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the reopening of Thayer Hall June 24 -- marking a milestone in the college's history.

  • 5,000th M1114 HMMWV transferred to Iraqi forces

    Jun 30, 2009

    The 5,000th and 5,001st M114HMMWVs were transferred to Iraqi inventory during a ceremony at Taji National Maintenance Depot, Iraq.

  • Summer Safety Saves Lives

    Jun 30, 2009

    Army Sustainment Command Summer Safety Campaign seeks to reduce risks

  • Crane Army's Safety Day Reinforces Personal Responsibility

    Jun 30, 2009

    More than 500 Crane Army employees attended its third annual off-site, command safety stand down in Bloomington, Ind., June 18 in order to cultivate a culture of change that emphasizes safety first.

  • Radin presents Silver Star to Iowa family

    Jun 29, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Radin, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, presents a Silver Star Medal to Harry Rasmusson's family after 65 years. The family accepted the medal at American Legion Post No. 334 in McCallsburg, Iowa, May 25. Rasmusson earned the medal based on his actions as a Soldier with the 90th Infantry Division in World War II. Unfortunately, the paperwork was lost, then presumed destroyed when a large portion of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis was gutted by fire in 1973. The family approached retired Brig. Gen. J. Daniel McGowan, an Iowa civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army, to see if the paperwork could be reinstated. With assistance from Lt. Col. Brad Dostal, commander of the Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion, the award was eventually approved. Although Harry Rasmusson passed away in July 2008, family members said they were honored to receive the medal as part of the town's Memorial Day celebration.

  • 407th AFSB golf game improves safety, team building

    Jun 29, 2009

    To kick off the Army's Summer Safety Season campaign, the 407th Army Field Support Brigade Commander, Col. Rebecca Jones, hosted an unprecedented training event that served to accomplish two of her critical training objectives: improving safety awareness and team building.

  • LOGCAP stepping up in Afghanistan

    Jun 29, 2009

    New living quarters going up in Afghanistan, managed by LOGCAP

  • Perpetual drive pushes Soldier to honor and achievement

    Jun 29, 2009

    Spc. Joshua Geren constantly seeks higher achievement as part of his Army career. Geren won Soldier of the Year honors for the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Evacuation exercise tests paratroopers' flexibility

    Jun 29, 2009

    The 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division conducted a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation June 24-26 at Camp Mackall, N.C.

  • Army Sustainment Command a key gear in ARFORGEN machinery

    Jun 29, 2009

    Engaged throughout the ARFORGEN Process, Army Sustainment Command is key to materiel readiness

  • Expanded Homeowners Assistance Program could help with BRAC hardships

    Jun 29, 2009

    While the Base Realignment and Closure decisions of 2005 are causing upheaval for some families, help is available through the Department of Defense National Relocation Program, the Homeowners Assistance Program, and soon, the Expanded HAP, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • "Biggest Little Chief' a property book giant

    Jun 29, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer Cheryl Bartly, tiny in stature, is a giant among Army property book officers, with $17.6 billion on her books.

  • U.S. Army Sustainment Command NCO of the Year Competition

    Jun 29, 2009

    Five nominated Noncommissioned Officers from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command competed in a week-long selection process including a board, an Army Physical Fitness Test, a timed essay and quiz, a situational training obstacle course, weapons qualification, land navigation, and a 10-mile foot march to earn the title of ASC NCO of the Year.

  • FORSCOM: 'Back to basics' for Year of NCO

    Jun 29, 2009

    In keeping with this year's theme for the Army, "Year of the NCO," the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command has a message for his enlisted troops: "Go back to basics."

  • Future Center of Excellence fits Army's future and current challenges

    Jun 29, 2009

    The Center of Excellence under construction at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is intended to be a model for how the Army must transform the way it does business to meet the challenges it faces in the future.

  • Celebrating CAMDS

    Jun 29, 2009

    Better late than never. That was the sentiment behind a special event held June 18 in honor of the Chemical Agent Munitions Disposal System (CAMDS).

  • Facilities, personnel converge on Army Enterprise concept

    Jun 29, 2009

    The Army Enterprise concept is designed to improved processes within the Army as it prepares to meeting current and future challenges.

  • During the storm, officials offer tips on riding out storms

    Jun 29, 2009

    While human activity outside may be at a minimum during a hurricane here, the Installation Operations Center (IOC) staff works feverishly throughout the storm to make sure every person stays safe and property suffers minimal damage.

  • Batting cages score Families swinging good times

    Jun 29, 2009

    Fort Rucker opened new batting cages. The cages, located on Fifth Avenue near the post office, offer both fast-pitch and slow-pitch baseball and softball.

  • Picatinny NCO stands out in several uniforms

    Jun 29, 2009

    First Sgt. Paul Wilcock, a wounded Soldier stationed at Picatinny Arsenal competed in and finished a 210-cycling competition without any real training or preperation.

  • Phipps pins on first star

    Jun 29, 2009

  • AMC's O'Keefe selected for SES during ceremony

    Jun 29, 2009

    Gerald OAca,!a,,cKeefe was appointed into the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony June 26 at the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, AMC, presided over the ceremony. OAca,!a,,cKeefe is AMCAca,!a,,cs Deputy G-3/5 for Strategy and Concepts. Previously he was the Strategic Advisor for Plans and Resources at AMC, after retiring from the active duty Army as a colonel in August 2008. (Photos by Wayne Scanlon)

  • Joint Munitions Command Moves Forward with BRAC Implementation

    Jun 29, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The Joint Munitions Command continues to move forward with Base Realignment and Closure 2005 implementation, closing five of its ammunition facilities and relocating mission, all the while taking care of people.

  • Local Depot Employee Selected For Army Ammunition Excellence Award

    Jun 26, 2009

    Blue Grass Army Depot employee Timothy Thompson has been selected to receive the 2008 Department of the Army Ammunition Manager of the Year Award for Excellence in Ammunition Management. "This prestigious award recognizes individual excellence and professionalism in the accomplishment of ammunition management duties worldwide," said Ms. Theresa Smith, chief, Ammunition Management Career Program Office.

  • Afghanistan draws attention of Army counter-IED conference

    Jun 26, 2009

    Defeating improvised explosives devices and their support networks is the focus of Army's third counter-IED conference, July 28-30, in Charlottesville, Va.

  • Exercise puts some 'JUICE' into communications

    Jun 26, 2009

    Closing current gaps in the design of more seamless and robust communications networks was the major theme this year of the annual worldwide DoD exercise hosted at Fort Monmouth, N.J., by the Software Engineering Center (SEC), part of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • Streamlining logistics pays off for Soldiers

    Jun 26, 2009

    Though not normally perceived as a glamorous operation, the Operations and Plans section of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J., performs many functions that are critical to the Soldier in the field.

  • Army employees use recent training to save life

    Jun 26, 2009

    On many occasions, members of the acquisition community are recognized for the systems they provide that save lives, but rarely do those same people save lives with their own hands, as was the case on June 18.

  • Army chaplain, doctor comfort survivors of Metro crash

    Jun 26, 2009

    Several Walter Reed Army Medical Center staffers survived the deadliest accident in Washington Metrorail's 33-year history Monday.

  • Army names top drill sergeants for 2009

    Jun 26, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Michael F. Johnston from the 192nd Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Ga., took home top honors for the active-duty force and Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Marshall from 2/398th Training Battalion, Bowling Green, Ky., captured the Reserve title in the Army's 2009 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • AMC organizations win value engineering awards for 2008

    Jun 26, 2009

    Several U.S. Army Materiel Command organizations were recognized during the Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement awards ceremony at the Pentagon June 17.

  • Sparks fly at Huachuca tech center

    Jun 26, 2009

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - Thirteen years after moving into its current building, the Technology Integration Center (TIC) needed to reorganize its labs into one centralized lab area for testing across the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command.

  • Civilian builds career with workhorse radio

    Jun 26, 2009

    James G. Bowden's career has been tightly interwoven with the development and evolution of an Army "workhorse" that is notable within the Department of Defense--the Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) family of radios.

  • Army lab works to improve Soldier health, performance

    Jun 26, 2009

    Nestled in the shadows of the Boston skyline, scientists and soldiers in a one-of-a-kind Army laboratory work quietly behind the scenes to improve the health and performance of today's troops.

  • GOLDEN KNIGHTS SEEK CANDIDATES FOR ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION

    Jun 25, 2009

    Army Parachute team seeks candidates for Assessment and Selection.

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, future military leaders

    Jun 25, 2009

    In an era of Army transformation, the Watervliet Arsenal has become more than just a cannon manufacturer, it is also an educational resource for future military leaders.

  • Army Evaluation Task Force Soldiers Test New Systems During STX

    Jun 25, 2009

    Story is about two days of a two-week company STX to run battle scenarios using high-tech Future Combat Systems equipment. Both days included media on the battlefield training for the company commanders. Story also mentions that FCS is changing its name to Army Brigade Combat Team Modernization. Four photos of field training are included.

  • ASC Memorial Day Silver Star

    Jun 25, 2009

  • Maj. Gen. Via recognized by NAACP in Roy Wilkins Award

    Jun 25, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. - Maj. Gen. Dennis L. Via, former commanding general of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) was selected to receive the 2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award.

  • Depot invents, builds track roller for vehicle repair

    Jun 25, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--An invention here is helping workers more easily roll up tank tracks in the maintenance process.

  • Concept for personnel recovery data blooms with new approach

    Jun 25, 2009

    A database used to gather information in case a Soldier is captured or goes missing has grown significantly, thanks to a new process developed by the Software Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

  • Rifleman radio to net every Soldier

    Jun 25, 2009

    The Army research and development community is addressing potential problem scenarios on the battlefield through the introduction of the Rifleman Radio - a networked, software-driven radio that will allow Soldiers on the ground to communicate with commanders and other members of their team.

  • Medics turn aid station into Afghan emergency room

    Jun 25, 2009

    Outside Forward Operating Base Blessing, combat medics serving with 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, spend every morning combing through a crowd of sick or injured Afghans desperate for medical attention.

  • A chaplain's story-from Civil War battlefields to Tobyhanna

    Jun 25, 2009

    I recently read an article printed in 1914 about one of the early Tobyhanna chaplains, Reverend Father Thomas Sherman, son of Gen. William T. Sherman of Civil War fame.

  • Network-based field tests underway for BCT modernization

    Jun 24, 2009

    The U.S. Army is now conducting a series of high-tech network and equipment verification tests at its massive White Sands, N.M., test range as part of brigade combat team modernization.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 "Year of the NCO" theme. Many of our Soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of our Great Nation and SSG Reva J. Navarro is no exception. SSG Navarro is a member of Bravo Company, 101st Signal Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. She also proudly defends the citizens of our country, as a New York State Trooper, hailing from Troop F-Zone 1 in Wurtsboro Barracks.

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 theme for the Year of the NCO. MSG Marion E. Benson II from Headquarters and Alpha Company, 442nd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Ga, is our NCO in the spotlight this month. Not only does MSG Benson proudly service his country as a Senior Noncommissioned Officer, but he also serves his community as a Volunteer Firefighter for the Department of Public Safety in Grovetown, Ga.

  • May 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    The Year of the NCO theme for May 2009 is Leadership in training. SSG Nohea L. Nako'oka is a Senior Leader Course student in the 25U 011-09 class and is also a faculty member in the Training and Development Department at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • February 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    SFC Marcus T. Mustin is the NCO in the spotlight this month at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy (RNCOA)in Fort Gordon, Ga. SFC Mustin is a newly inducted member of the Prestigious "Sergeant Audie Murphy Club" and is also a member of the Elite "Sergeant Morales Club". SFC Mustin is a Senior Small Group Leader for the BNCOC at the RNCOA and is a shining example of "Pride in Service".

  • April 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

    Diversity is the theme for April 2009 at the Signal Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Fort Gordon, Ga. Wherein, the Commandant, Command Sergeant Major Vernon R. Praymous states that "Diversity is the building blocks of a strong institution and Leadership is that mortar that holds them together".

  • Garrison employee recognized for service "over and above"

    Jun 24, 2009

    Marianne Winch, key and essential housing manager for U.S. Army Garrison - Miami, brings her sunny disposition to work every day, even though the issues she faces often start with a phone call in the dead of night. Winch is responsible for managing any and all issues for the government-leased housing where senior military officers assigned to U.S. Southern Command reside. Although she assists her teammates in placing all incoming personnel in suitable housing, the security requirements for general officers and their families, and maintenance of home and grounds make this job more challenging than her other duties. Like any home, there are issues that have to be addressed, no matter when, and some are unique to South Florida. "3 a.m. - 4 a.m., Sunday, Saturday, you name it, I've been called, with plumbing problems, leaks, smoke alarms, installation of hurricane shutters, everything," she said with a hint of an accent from her native Germany. Winch was recognized with a commendation June 17, by SOUTHCOM Deputy Military Commander, Air Force Lt. Gen. Glenn F. Spears, for "service over and above" that expected of a senior housing manager. Spears was joined by the majority of the senior staff of SOUTHCOM - all recipients of Winch's 24-hour brand of customer service - and all in agreement that the award was well deserved. Among the command coins she received was one from Marine Brig. Gen. David Garza, SOUTHCOM Chief of Staff, who summed up Winch's service when he said that "Marianne represents the SOUTHCOM Gold Standard in her approach to service to the customer, and we are very proud that she is on the SOUTHCOM Team."

  • Anniston celebrates Army's birthday

    Jun 24, 2009

  • Change of command at Fort Monmouth

    Jun 24, 2009

    Major General Randolph P. Strong took over as the new commander of the CECOM LCMC at a change of command ceremony June 23 at Fort Monmouth, N.J.

  • Aviation Program Executive Outlines Objectives

    Jun 23, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby described Army aviation's goal of establishing a single voice to guide the science and technology community on how to best support current and future fleets. The program executive officer for aviation spoke at the Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association luncheon June 12 at the Officers and Civilians Club,

  • Season of Change at Schoolhouse

    Jun 23, 2009

    This is a summer of leadership changes at the 59th Ordnance Brigade and 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Col. Thomas Keegan, commander of the 59th Ordnance Brigade, will leave in July for Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Lt. Col. Sean Cusker succeeded Lt. Col. Randle Jackson as commander of 832nd Ordnance Battalion in a change of command ceremony June 17.

  • Community Steps Out to Honor Armed Forces

    Jun 23, 2009

    The Year of the NCO was a prominent theme during the Armed Forces Celebration Week Salute Dinner on June 17 at the Von Braun Center. Recognized for their heroism, courage, unselfishness and drive to protect America, and defend its ideas and citizens, non-commissioned officers exhibit qualities that all Soldiers aspire to have, said Mike Howell, outgoing president of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army.

  • Top Pro Bowlers to Roll into Redstone

    Jun 23, 2009

    Bowling is a sport anyone can play. The idea is simple: roll the ball and knock the pins down. Doing it well can seem more complicated, however. Some of the world's greatest bowlers will be at Redstone Lanes on July 12 to help bowlers of all ages and skill levels. Bowl Like The Pros, sponsored by the United States Bowling Congress, is a nationwide tour where hall of fame bowlers travel to local lanes and share their skills with amateurs. In addition to demonstrations, the pros will go lane-to-lane, giving attendees personal instruction on better bowling.

  • First Pitch

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Soldier Show Deemed Great Success

    Jun 23, 2009

    This year's U.S. Army Soldier Show showcased many talented Soldiers. Not only were they excellent singers and dancers, but they also displayed their rollerblading, jump-roping and acting skills. The program, which was more than 20 songs long, kept the audience entertained and excited for the entire two hours.

  • Drive earns Geren Soldier of the Year honors

    Jun 23, 2009

    Spc. Joshua Geren captured the Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier of the Year title with a drive his leaders noticed early in the Soldier's tenure at the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • 22nd Chemical Battalion remembers Cameron's dad

    Jun 23, 2009

    Two days before Father's Day, 5-year-old Cameron Jessen came to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to dedicate the 22nd Chemical Battalion's renovated conference room in the name of his father who was killed in Iraq.

  • Where are all the yellow ribbons'

    Jun 23, 2009

    Three to four years ago, yellow ribbons that quietly, but proudly stated support to the nation's servicemen and women adorned New York State's Capital District. There might not have been a street or a neighborhood that didn't have at least one yellow ribbon hanging or a sign posted that stated, "We support our troops." But, where have all the "yellow ribbons" gone'

  • Amputee combat vets return to Iraq for 'proper exit'

    Jun 23, 2009

    Six amputee combat veterans put their uniforms back on and returned to Iraq Sunday for the first time since sustaining their injuries in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Working to save best parts of Future Combat Systems

    Jun 23, 2009

    Assigned since July 2008 as deputy program manager for the Future Combat Systems Brigade Combat Team-Network Integration, Brig. Gen. Lee Price has been overseeing a program that is facing its own demise. "FCS will be terminated," she said, speaking to about 250 business and industry executives at a membership luncheon for the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Women in Defense on June 18 at the Huntsville Marriott. "FCS consists of 14 different combat vehicles, eight of those are manned combat vehicles. We are trying to figure out how these systems can be worked into the current formation."

  • Product Change

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Redstone Makes Cents to Accountant

    Jun 23, 2009

    Cynthia Raulerson was looking for a way to broaden her professional horizons in a place with advancement opportunities. A job offer from the Garrison Intern Program was just what she wanted. "The exposure and experience is something you can't get anywhere else," she said. Raulerson joined the Garrison on June 8 and is preparing to begin her first rotation soon.

  • Soldiers Soak Up Training to Stay Alive

    Jun 23, 2009

    Members of the 59th Ordnance Brigade have made it their mission this summer to ensure no Soldier or family member drowns while enjoying time in the water. With the national average at 6,000 deaths a year, it was time once again for the Soldiers of HHC to jump into the pool for training June 16-17. Cold water couldn't stop these Soldiers as they swam 25 meters, floated in the 12-foot deep end of a pool for five minutes, learned how to remove themselves from a flak vest while swimming and use their uniforms as a flotation device. "What we're trying to do is teach Soldiers and give them the confidence in their ability to use their uniforms as flotation devices," said Staff Sgt. Nathanael Skinner, a drown proof instructor and member of the NCO Academy.

  • AMCOM's New Chief of Staff Jumps into Assignment

    Jun 23, 2009

    Thanks to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, Col. Jeff Young has found a home in Huntsville. This Georgia-born Soldier has been all around the world during his 25-year career -- working in 16 different countries, moving his family 17 times and taking on assignments in both the Army's armor and logistics branches. In 2007-08, Young oversaw the building of the $9.4 million, 25,000-square-foot headquarters of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade at Redstone Arsenal, a project that was part of the 2005 BRAC Commission recommendations. As deputy commander, Young assisted with the transfer of the brigade headquarters to the Arsenal with the grand opening of its new facility in the fall of 2008, making it the first BRAC-related move to the Arsenal. Recently, he assumed the responsibilities of chief of staff for the Aviation and Missile Command, following the retirement of Col. Tom Newman.

  • Opportunity Takes Redstone Officer to Kuwait

    Jun 23, 2009

    Lt. Col. Chris Hackett understands opportunity when she sees it. But it's not necessarily the opportunity to advance her career that is the driving motivator for this well-known Redstone Arsenal officer. Rather, it's the opportunity to contribute to the Army and make a difference in the lives of Soldiers. That driving motivator is what is taking Hackett to Southwest Asia for a two-year assignment as the commander of the Army Contracting Command-Kuwait, which is located at Camp Arifjan and subordinate to the 408th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • Army Community Service Opens Doors for Celebration

    Jun 23, 2009

    Army Community Service does just what its name implies. The organization offers family-oriented support programs for all families associated with Redstone Arsenal. ACS invited everyone Thursday to its open house which was among the activities during Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • For Depot, Integration is Key in Money-saving Maintenance Program

    Jun 23, 2009

    Sizable savings, production increases and reduced equipment downtime is the result of a proven maintenance concept that recently landed at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. CCAD's Office of Continuous Improvement (formerly the Lean office) is incorporating Total Production Maintenance, an initiative that integrates equipment maintenance with aircraft production personnel. TPM, if implemented properly could save millions of dollars annually.

  • Redstone Recognizes NCO/Soldier of Year

    Jun 22, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Patterson and Spc. Randal Rhodes are Redstone Arsenal's "best of the best" for 2009. Patterson is the NCO of the Year and Rhodes the Soldier of the Year. They were announced as winners of their respective competitions June 15 during a luncheon at the Officers and Civilians Club. Each received more than $4,000 in merchandise and checks from various sponsors from throughout the Redstone and surrounding communities.

  • Vice Chief of Staff Lauds Community

    Jun 22, 2009

    Calling Redstone Arsenal and Huntsville "home to several of our nation's critical military operations," the Army's vice chief of staff thanked an audience of about 600 supporters of the Association of the U.S. Army "for what you do every single day for our Army." Gen. Peter Chiarelli said Department of the Army civilians and contractors at Redstone Arsenal as well as the local research community are important in providing the "technology, tools and equipment" that Soldiers need to be successful on the battlefield. His comments were made June 17 during the Salute Dinner hosted by AUSA's Redstone-Huntsville chapter as part of the Armed Forces Celebration Week. Combine the area's technological and scientific expertise with its southern hospitality and Huntsville "exemplifies what we mean when we say 'Army family.' You are at the heart of what defending the nation is all about," he said.

  • Welcome to SMDC -- talk about a tough first week!

    Jun 22, 2009

    A new Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting began working for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command June 7 and was arrested in her office June 10. Mary "Cathy" Dickens spent about 10 minutes "jail time" during USASMDC/ARSTRAT's jail day fund raiser for being "the new person." Dickens' promotion to this Senior Executive Service position will become official in a ceremony at 2 p.m., July 10.

  • USASMA hands out diplomas to 274 Nonresident Course students

    Jun 22, 2009

    Filling the seats of the Kenneth W. Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Friday, 274 Sergeants Major Nonresident Course (NRC) students ended an educational trek that took some almost two years to complete. The ceremony marked the culmination of long-distance instruction that parallels that of the resident course curriculum, but is designed for those master sergeants, first sergeants, sergeant majors and command sergeant majors whose jobs or career paths made it difficult to complete the nine-month resident course.

  • Aca,!EoeAmalgam DartAca,!a,,c tests NORTHCOMAca,!a,,cs air defense

    Jun 22, 2009

    Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors tested months of planning and preparation, June 18-20, with a major U.S. Northern Command air defense exercise.

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    Jun 19, 2009

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visits Pine Bluff Arsenal May 19-20.

  • PBA's LMP cadre team is professional, specialized group

    Jun 19, 2009

    To get the best out of a new program, sometimes you have to take your best people, and place them in certain key positions to achieve the best results. Sometimes this means a loss of expertise in a particular area, but the end results are totally worth the immediate sacrifice. This is what happened when the Pine Bluff Arsenal began to create its cadre team for the Logistics Modernization Program project.

  • PBA Fire Department wins department of year for SE Region

    Jun 19, 2009

    The Pine Bluff Arsenal Fire and Emergency Services have won the Small Fire Department of the Year for 2008 for the Installation Management Command Southeast Region.

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