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  • Students receive a lesson in history, life

    Jun 18, 2009

  • GAPG Web site has a new look

    Jun 18, 2009

  • PTDS serves as surveillance force multiplier

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Save a Life Tour gives Soldiers an eye opening experience

    Jun 18, 2009

  • JPEO CBD holds Change of Charter

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Army exhibits advanced technologies to top students in nation

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Blue Grass Army Depot "Excels" in KY EXCEL Program

    Jun 18, 2009

    Blue Grass Army Depot uses the KY EXCEL program to improve its environmental initiatives and enhance its environmental program.

  • Soldiers can find housing online

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers looking for an easy way to find safe, reputable housing at their new duty station -- before they arrive -- can visit their local housing office and ask for information about the Automated Housing Referral Network.

  • Army song writer salutes service's birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 18, 2009

    Harold W. Arberg, the man who wrote the lyrics to the Army song, attended a special Army birthday edition of the Twilight Tattoo Wednesday night before a capacity crowd of VIPs, World War II veterans and schools students from around the country.

  • Hundreds gather to plan Army Reset for Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 18, 2009

    Key Army leaders and planners gathered in the football-field-sized Atlanta convention center Wednesday to focus on reintegrating Soldiers and families, and preparing Army units for future operations.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • Disaster preparedness Aviation Center's top priority

    Jun 18, 2009

    Fort Rucker's experience with severe weather disasters foundation of emergency readiness planning.

  • Adapting the Army: Hundreds gather to plan Army RESET for Afghanistan, Iraq; Forces Command focuses

    Jun 18, 2009

    The massive endeavor of synchronizing the U.S. Army's process to build readiness in its war-fighting units for future operations marched forward smartly June 17 as key Army leaders and planners gathered in a football-field size Atlanta convention center for more than 12 hours of briefings and discussions focused on hundreds of tasks associated with reintegrating Soldiers and Families, and training Army units.

  • NCO balances mission and humor

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Students graduate from Army's oldest career program

    Jun 18, 2009

    MCALESTER, Okla. - Twelve students graduated on June 16 from the Army's oldest career program, the U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center's Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) career program.

  • Program Manager Pushes Equal Opportunity

    Jun 17, 2009

    As a self-proclaimed Army brat, Woody Patrick experienced firsthand how exposure to different cultures, ethnicities and ideas can enrich a person's life. As the Garrison's new Special Emphasis Program manager, he is already hard at work so that Team Redstone can take advantage of all its people have to offer. "I love what we're doing here," Patrick said. "I really believe in this office and this work."

  • Garrison Workers Help Students with Disabilities

    Jun 17, 2009

    Three years ago the Garrison employees wanted to do something different for the holidays. They knew there were local charities that sponsored children but wanted to inquire if the Alabama Industries for the Blind and Deaf in Talladega might need help with their students -- the supply store on post is run by AIDB. The response was a "yes."

  • Brigade Credits Team Effort During Accreditation

    Jun 17, 2009

    Soldier and civilian team members of the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School gathered June 5 at Heiser Hall to celebrate the success of the Training and Doctrine Command accreditation. Col. Thomas Keegan, brigade commander of the 59th Ordnance Brigade, handed out awards, certificates and coins to those team members who excelled during the week of accreditation, April 27 through May 1.

  • 'I Never Felt Sorry for Myself'

    Jun 17, 2009

    Back in the 1950s, when the Army's leg amputees were shackled with cumbersome wooden appendages, one Soldier did not let his combat injury keep him from being the first amputee to complete Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. But, then, Ralph Cloud didn't let his amputation keep him from much in life. After being wounded in the Korean War, he served in the Army for seven years with an artificial limb. The opportunity to attend OCS came in 1957. "I was the only fellow who went through the course as an amputee," Cloud said. "There were a lot of amputees at Walter Reed when I was there. But to the best of my knowledge I was the first to go through Fort Benning's advanced course as an amputee."

  • Members of Greatest Generation Recognized

    Jun 17, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell gave World War II veteran Ira Jones more than a Bronze Star Medal during a D-Day 65th Anniversary Ceremony on June 6 hosted by the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight. He also gave Jones a once-in-a-lifetime memory. As the three-star general presented the medal to Jones, the 84-year-old veteran said loudly "I've never been this close to a general."

  • Army Emergency Relief Reaches 2009 Goal

    Jun 17, 2009

    Members of Team Redstone gathered June 8 at Heiser Hall to celebrate a victory. This was the closing ceremony for the 2009 Army Emergency Relief campaign. The annual fund-raising drive met its goal with $210,000 in donations.

  • Accounting Graduate Figures on Long Career

    Jun 17, 2009

    Penny Davis isn't just looking to start a career by joining the Garrison Intern Program. She is trying to start a life. "This is my first real grown-up job," she said laughing.

  • Army releases new sustainment manual

    Jun 17, 2009

    The Army released the new Field Manual 4-0, Sustainment, June 17 during the Association of the United States Army's 2009 Army Logistics Symposium and Exposition held in Richmond, Va. Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, introduced the new manual which replaces the 2003 edition of FM 4-0, Combat Service Support.

  • Preserving a Legacy Brick-by-Brick

    Jun 17, 2009

    When her husband died in February, Jackie Dannenberg wanted to honor him and his work at Redstone. Konrad Dannenberg was a member of Dr. Wernher von Braun's rocket team. He worked for Marshall Space Flight Center as the deputy manager of the Saturn program for 13 years. After his retirement, he helped initiate the Space Camp program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. There he worked to teach students the importance of space exploration.

  • Army taking first steps to replace cancelled manned ground vehicle

    Jun 17, 2009

    The Army is committed to providing Soldiers with a ground combat vehicle, despite the recent cancellation of the eight manned ground vehicles from the Future Combat Systems program.

  • Army's Birthday Celebrated by Soldiers of all Ages

    Jun 17, 2009

    A changing of the guard, speeches that mentioned Soldiers who are living the Army's warrior ethos, the presentation of a first sergeant award and a sword-smashing cake cutting were highlights of an evening honoring the Army's 234th birthday at the Officers and Civilians Club. The dinner event, set for June 9 because the actual birthday date of June 14 fell this year on a Sunday, was hosted by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army. Pvt. Michael Ortiz of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion won the honors to share the ceremonial cake cutting duty with AMCOM's Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Yates. At age 17, Ortiz is the youngest Soldier currently assigned to Redstone Arsenal.

  • 'Pride of Service'- the role of the NCO

    Jun 17, 2009

  • RDECOM at science and technology showcase

    Jun 17, 2009

    Brian Porter of the Army Research Laboratory explains some unmanned autonomous systems technology to an attendee at the Showcase of Aberdeen Proving Ground Technology and R&D Contract Opportunities at Harford County Community College. The Research, Development and Engineering Command and several of its subordinate elements are taking part in the showcase today and tomorrow in order to show the business and local communities the opportunities APG transformation is bringing to the area.

  • FCS transitioning to BCT Modernization Strategy

    Jun 17, 2009

    The Army's Future Combat Systems program is transitioning to a Brigade Combat Team Modernization Strategy, according to officials testifying before a Senate Armed Services subcommittee Tuesday.

  • Providing Service with Available Funds

    Jun 17, 2009

    Experience, commitment, vision - those were the themes of the third quarter Garrison town hall meeting presented by Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli on June 8. Opening the standing-room-only meeting at Heiser Hall with a slide projecting a list of Garrison employees with 20 or more years of on-the-job experience - including Mildred Lancaster with top seniority at 45 years - Pastorelli said "You can't beat experience and that's what we have here. We're very fortunate to have the experience level we have here."

  • Ammunition Experts Awarded For Service

    Jun 17, 2009

    The Ammunition Management Career Program is a Department of Army civilian career program established in 1983 to enhance Army's ability to accomplish its ammunition logistics mission. Currently there are 600 Ammunition Managers worldwide who provide support to various customers within the Department of Defense. Each year the career program honors one outstanding ammunition expert among the three grade categories.

  • Government charge cards can now be used for moving expenses

    Jun 17, 2009

    Soldiers and Army civilian employees can now use their government travel charge card for relocation expenses when moving from one command to another.

  • 'America's Army 3' brings new features to game

    Jun 16, 2009

    Thousands of gamers will be able to play "America's Army 3," the newest version of the Army's popular video game, beginning today.

  • PEO Soldier showcases gear at Pentagon

    Jun 16, 2009

    A water-cooled vest can take the heat off in Iraq -- making Soldiers more comfortable, and extending mission times.

  • JLOTS 2009

    Jun 16, 2009

    The annual Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) training exercise is designed to ensure the capability of the Department of Defense to meet deployment and sustainment requirements when and where seaports are unavailable. Temporary piers and causeways and landing craft are used to move cargo and vehicles from ship to shore and back. JLOTS 2009, designed around a disaster relief scenario, is managed by U.S. Transportation Command and commanded at Camp Lejeune, N.C., by the Army's 7th Sustainment Brigade.

  • Procurement changes lead to more effective munitions in Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army has made significant changes to the processes used in procuring non-standard ammunition that have resulted in improved reliability and quality.

  • New York celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

    The Army's 234th birthday was celebrated in New York City with a wreath ceremony at the USS Intrepid, ringing of the closing bell Friday at the New York Stock Exchange and an Army Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium Sunday.

  • Dunwoody throws first pitch at Yankees game

    Jun 15, 2009

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the NY Yankee vs. NY Mets game June 14 in honor of Military Appreciation Day at the stadium. Dunwoody also met with NY Yankees General Manager Joe Girardi, and members of the Golden Knights who jumped into the stadium.

  • AMC celebrates Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

    Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command celebrated the 234th birthday of the U.S. Army June 12 with festivities at HQAMC's Parade Field, Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Watervliet Arsenal, political leaders unify on the Army's Birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

  • Fort Rucker opens new water park

    Jun 15, 2009

    Fort Rucker's new water park features water fun features for kids of all ages.

  • Army wins three Effie Awards for marketing

    Jun 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army was honored June 3 with three Effie Awards for brand marketing success at the 41st annual Effie Awards ceremony.

  • First amputee graduates from WOCC

    Jun 15, 2009

    Former Staff Sgt. Johnathan Holsey was distinguished June 5 as the first amputee to graduate from the Fort Rucker Warrant Officer Career College.

  • Guard unit finds home at Tobyhanna

    Jun 15, 2009

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - It's been a year since Capt. James Minicozzi and members of the 55th Brigade Combat Team's Special Troops Battalion sat with senior officers and depot personnel to discuss the pros and cons of moving the unit's 59 members from an armory in Scranton to Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Tobyhanna observes Memorial Day

    Jun 15, 2009

    A wreath honoring deceased Tobyhanna employees and their family members was placed by Janice Gimbi, chief of staff, and Anthony Ferreira, AFGE Local 1647, during the depot's Memorial Day observance ceremony on May 28.

  • UMCDF surpasses 5 million safe hours

    Jun 12, 2009

    UMATILLA CHEMICAL DEPOT, Hermiston, Ore. - The Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility surpassed 5 million hours without a lost-time accident on June 8. It has been 1,067 days or nearly three years since a UMCDF employee missed work because of an accident.

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • Army partners with Alabama A&M on center of excellence

    Jun 12, 2009

    Army partners with Alabama A&M University on the new Center of Excellence in Integrated Sensor Systems.

  • Sergeant Major Academy seeks input on name change

    Jun 12, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy is seeking input from the NCO Corps on an appropriate new name for the institution as it transitions from an organization focused on training, to one that is focused on education.

  • VIDEO: The 234th U.S. Army Birthday in the Year of the NCO

    Jun 11, 2009

    The 234th birthday commemorates the U.S. Army, which is achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. In this Year of the NCO, we especially celebrate the long tradition of strength and leadership from the NCO Corps.

  • Product Manager Launches Rocketry for Eighth-Graders

    Jun 11, 2009

    This was rocket science for middle school kids. Lt. Col. Steve Willhelm recently visited New Hope Middle School where he was a guest instructor at an enrichment program for eighth-graders. He was brought in to teach Rocketry 101 where students were taught basic rocket science and then given the opportunity to build their own model rocket.

  • Youngsters Blast Off for Space Camp

    Jun 11, 2009

    Evelyn Fox had an idea in 1984 to establish a scholarship program that would help the children of Redstone military personnel attend Space Camp. She along with the help of others created the Army Community Service Space Camp Scholarship. The program celebrated its 25th anniversary Thursday by awarding 11 scholarships to Space Camp, Space Academy and Aviation Challenge.

  • Carnell Dug his Career as Chief Warrant Officer

    Jun 11, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 John Carnell spent many of the first 20 years of his 36-year career assigned to remote locations throughout the world. Now, in retirement, he will soon find himself in yet another remote location - the dinosaur-rich lands of Wyoming and Utah. Since 1992, this paleontologist volunteer has spent many summer vacations aiding in the recovery of dinosaur bones in the U.S., Europe and the People's Republic of China. Carnell fell in love with his hobby while stationed in Germany, where he visited Humboldt University and discovered their exhibit of a Brachiosaurus that stands six stories high.

  • Griffith Takes Stand on Defense at Test Week

    Jun 11, 2009

    The changing international climate has re-emphasized the need for the U.S. to continue development of its missile defense programs and to reconsider military budget cuts made several months ago, said North Alabama's U.S. congressman. Using the podium at the 11th annual Test Week at the Von Braun Center South Hall on June 2 as an opportunity to relay his stand on missile defense, Rep. Parker Griffith said the U.S. cannot afford to back down from developing missile defense programs that will protect freedom around the world. Test Week is the only Department of Defense sponsored conference that focuses on the issues of test and evaluation. This year's conference theme was "Changing our Test and Evaluation Processes to be More Responsive to the Needs of the Customer: Right Size, Right Price, Right Stuff, Best Value." The four-day conference included presenters from industry, the political arena and government agencies to share their views on how to better support the joint war-fighter.

  • Redstone Tenant has Right Chemistry for Safety

    Jun 11, 2009

    When an accident happens, word gets around quickly. That may be why you've never heard of International Specialty Products Chemicals. Tucked away on Redstone's south end, the tenant company has gone 10 years without a lost-time injury. "We reached 10 years on May 7," Ken Riley, ISP environmental health and safety manager, said. "So we're 10 years and counting."

  • When War's Images Follow Soldiers Home

    Jun 11, 2009

    The memories I have of Soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder start in 1976. The first Soldier I remember with PTSD, we called Sgt. Ski. He was my platoon sergeant and neither he nor I knew what PTSD was but the symptoms were very obvious with him. He would let no one walk behind him. He startled easily when an unexpected loud noise occurred. I remember when the jeep backfired in the motor pool and he "hit the dirt." Sgt. Ski could not stand crowds. He preferred to be alone and he had a table in the corner at the NCO club. He could be found in there from about 3 p.m. till closing most days. Sgt. Ski had been an infantryman in Vietnam, but he would never talk about it.

  • Bright Future Seen for Missile Launch System

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Non-Line of Sight-Launch System provides networked, responsive, platform independent and rapidly deployable precision strike capability against moving and stationary targets, land and sea, for the Army's modular and future force and Navy's Littoral Combat Ship. It is platform-independent, self-contained and compatible with current and future command and control systems. NLOS-LS comprises the container launch unit and a precision attack missile all-up-round. It is planned for initial fielding to the Infantry Brigade Combat Teams and the Littoral Combat Ships.

  • RDECOM career counselor goes extra miles for Soldiers

    Jun 11, 2009

  • In an Army of opportunities, one Soldier drives toward her potential

    Jun 11, 2009

    When the U.S. Army became her vehicle seven years ago, Sgt. Gabrielle M. Martinez got behind the wheel, fastened her seatbelt and ignited the engine. Then she put her foot on the gas.

  • Small Office Does Big Job in Military Shipping

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Army Airlift Clearance Authority is a small office that means big money for the Army. Its 13 members have saved the Army more than $1.6 billion in shipping costs over the last 10 years. Aca,!A"ThatAca,!a,,cs a lot of money,Aca,!A? John Hall, TOPS deputy, said. Aca,!A"Most people donAca,!a,,ct know what weAca,!a,,cre doing here, that weAca,!a,,cre working with that kind of money.Aca,!A? The group functions as a branch of the Logistics Support ActivityAca,!a,,cs Transportation, Operations, Plans and Security division. When a customer orders parts or supplies to be airlifted, the order goes through ACAAAca,!a,,cs computer system. If it meets the eligible criteria, the computer flags the order for a closer look by ACAAAca,!a,,cs Combatant Command Focus Team. Aca,!A"If an order meets the criteria, itAca,!a,,cs sent to our hold box. Then our people go in the system, look at the cargo and then contact the customer,Aca,!A? Hall said. Aca,!A"They call them, ask how soon they really need it and can it go ground instead.Aca,!A?

  • Poor economy, re-up rates prompt changes in retention

    Jun 11, 2009

  • 23-year old reserve helicopter pilot races in fix wing-transcontinental flight

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Lt. Heather Cupitt was a small child she had a dream of being a pilot. Aca,!A"My dad was in the Marines and when I was very young he would always show us clips of him being on the USS America during Vietnam working on the F4 Phantom,Aca,!A? she recalled. Aca,!A"Seeing him around aircraft made me realize that if my dad could work on them then maybe I could fly them. That got me interested in aviation just being around that environment.Aca,!A? Now, at the ripe old age of 23, Cupitt has not only learned to fly, she diversifiedAca,!"and added a transcontinental air race for women into the mix just for fun. CupittAca,!a,,cs voyage started with a patriotic desire, and financial consideration.

  • H1N1 flu: plan now for fall and winter

    Jun 11, 2009

    Public health professionals at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine advise that summer is a good time to get ready for fall and winter flu season.

  • ARL scientist maximizes in career field

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Asian-Pacific Americans celebrated during annual commemoration

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Hundreds attend spring tech expo at APG

    Jun 11, 2009

  • USASMA seeks input on name change

    Jun 11, 2009

    The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy is seeking input from the NCO Corps on an appropriate new name for the institution as it transitions from an organization focused on training, to one that is focused on education.

  • Networking effort aids Warfighter deployments

    Jun 11, 2009

    The notional arrival of 18th Fires Brigade of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division to the European Command (EUCOM) Area of Responsibility from its headquarters in Fort Bragg, N.C., validated the Army's Network Service Center (NSC) initiative to seamlessly transition a Warfighting unit from peace to war while ensuring continuous access to its Battle Command information and applications.

  • Army promotes Maryland NG pilot to CW5

    Jun 11, 2009

  • BRAC rehearsal proves valuable tool for planners

    Jun 11, 2009

  • APG mentors help SMA students with capstone projects

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Garrison Intern Dancing Down New Path

    Jun 11, 2009

    Many people want to change their lives. The hard part is knowing where to start. Seong Dobbins thinks the Garrison Intern Program is the perfect way to do it. "I thought it was appropriate for me," she said. "It's for someone like me, who doesn't have a lot of experience at the job." It's not the path she started down. The South Korean native has spent the bulk of her life as a military wife and mother. She was also a cosmetologist, but the chemicals involved were causing health problems.

  • Community Salutes Armed Forces

    Jun 11, 2009

    Huntsville's love and support of the military - and particularly Redstone Arsenal -- will once again take center stage during the annual Armed Forces Celebration, June 13-21. The weeklong event will offer something for everyone, including a patriotic outdoor concert complete with military displays, a dinner event with one of the Army's top generals, a high-energy Soldier Show and military discounts at local attractions. "This community is appreciative of its military all year round, day in and day out," said Larry Capps, chairman of the Armed Forces Week Planning Committee of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. "But each year we set aside a specific week to especially thank the Soldiers and all the members of the armed forces and their families for their commitment, dedication and sacrifice.

  • Director of AEC inducted into Aberdeen High School's Hall of Fame

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Blue Grass Army Depot Employees Recognized for Life-Saving Efforts in Local Area

    Jun 11, 2009

    Blue Grass Army Depot recently recognized four of its law enforcement and security employees for their efforts in responding to separate life-threatening emergencies in the local area.

  • Army anthropologists apply science to uniform fit

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Army and Marine Corps are surveying their populations to better design clothing to fit warfighters for the next 10 to 15 years.

  • Joint community discuss the business of demil at annual symposium

    Jun 10, 2009

    The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) hosted the 17th annual Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition at the Bahia Hotel, San Diego, Calif. on May 11-14.

  • DAC receives national accreditation

    Jun 10, 2009

    The Defense Ammunition Center's (DAC) Training Directorate provides ammunition-related training for Department of Defense military and civilian personnel. The directorate offers a variety of training through on-site mobile training teams, accredited off-campus instruction facilities, and distance learning products.

  • DAC employee receives highest JMC honorary award

    Jun 10, 2009

    The MG John C. Raaen Jr. Achievement Award is bestowed annually on the JMC employee who best demonstrates a well-rounded career, extraordinary accomplishments, and service to the warfighter.

  • 20th SUPCOM conducts combined CBRNE training with ROK CBRNE forces

    Jun 10, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM Noncommissioned Officers 'go for a ride'

    Jun 10, 2009

  • ATC NCOs see their mission as much more than '9-5' job

    Jun 10, 2009

    NCO highlights careers of four NCOs

  • VIDEO: Secretary Geren's birthday message

    Jun 10, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program

    Jun 10, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity completed the three-day Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program, providing the leadership of the Army Materiel Command with a holistic view of both its strengths and its areas that need more support. AMC Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury, as well as representatives from AMC, JMC and depot commanders, attended the program designed to provide AMC with a greater look at the various Joint Munitions Command depots and arsenals.

  • Crane Army shines during Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program

    Jun 10, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity completed the three-day Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program here, providing the leadership of the Army Materiel Command with a holistic view of both its strengths and its areas that need more support.

  • Tooele Army Depot Develops Automated Machine for Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Jun 9, 2009

    The new Drill and Pin Machine is equipment that Tooele Army Depot has produced from concept, design to operational use that minimizes the operator requirements and eliminates much of the old manual processes from previous methods. This automated machine will process 600 155MM artillery munitions daily to support Pine Bluff Arsenal's mission.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Soldiers Honored at Deployment Ceremony

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 130th Engineer Brigade bid farewell to their island home during a deployment ceremony on Hamilton Field here June 4. For the second time in a three year span, the Engineer Soldiers are answering their nation's call with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • RIA-JMTC partners with local college and receives award

    Jun 9, 2009

    RIA-JMTC and Black Hawk College received the Business/Industry Partnership award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association at a ceremony held in Chicago, Ill. The award recognizes an Illinois business that has built a successful workforce-training alliance with a local community college.

  • Carving a path in a male dominated profession

    Jun 9, 2009

    Denise Batchelor serves as an ammo LAR for the Joint Munitions Command following training at the Defense Ammunition Center and a tour at JMC's Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Ky. Batchelor finds success and satisfaction as an ammo LAR, whether at her home base in Ft. Bliss, Texas or deployed with Soldiers.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Automated Test Equipment Repair Branch

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Automated Test Equipment Repair Branch's 46 employees repair and overhaul a variety of test equipment used by the military: oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, power meters, radio test sets, data communication test set, and electronic counters. The branch also overhauls the AN/TSM-191(V)3 Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) shelter. The test equipment repaired in the branch is used in the field by military members who repair and maintain operational capability of weapon and radar systems.

  • AMC commander gets first-hand glimpse of support provided to U.S. Army Africa

    Jun 9, 2009

    PISA, Italy -- Senior Army logistics leaders toured Camp Darby, June 8, to see first hand how units there contribute to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs mission, to include supporting U.S. Army Africa.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • 200 leaders work through Aberdeen Proving Ground transformation issues

    Jun 8, 2009

    "It's about more than BRAC," summarized Col. Andrew B. Nelson, Aberdeen Proving Ground's deputy garrison commander for Transformation, after more than 200 Army leaders and planners spent May 29 reviewing the details of transferring thousands of people and jobs into and out of the installation as part of its transformation.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Tobyhanna employees respond to short-notice MICAP repair, overhaul

    Jun 8, 2009

    When it comes to mission capability (MICAP) items, technicians in the Interrogator Branch "get them in, get them done and get them out," and these Air Force items take precedence over daily requirements.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 2 marked the 5th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army, Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet.

  • Military Emergency Relief Campaign Raises More than $34K!

    Jun 5, 2009

    Generosity to others is alive and well in South Florida. During the Military Emergency Relief Campaign from March 1 - May 15, personnel at U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Miami donated more than $34,000 in cash, checks, and payroll deductions to MER. The Campaign Committee spiced up the giving by using a game of "Sabotage," and allowing the service winning the game to present senior leadership with a symbolic campaign check representing total campaign fundraising. The game counts all coins donated as positive points and bills as negative. Services were encouraged to "sabotage" the money jugs located inside the headquarters building by putting bills in the other service's jugs. When they were emptied and counted, the Air Force came up winners. But the game was a big winner for all, raising more than $690 for the cause.

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