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  • Today's Soldiers Honor Yesterday's Heroes

    Sep 18, 2009

    When you drive the streets of Huntsville at 4 a.m., you're not going to see much. You'll pass closed buildings, dark streets, and you won't find many citizens wondering around. But as you pull into the Huntsville International Airport, you'll find Soldiers standing with members of the Patriot Guard, holding giant American flags, waiting for some special guest to arrive. Who's the special guest, you might ask' Is it a general' How about a music singer coming to play a concert for the Soldiers' None of the above. These Soldiers and civilians of Huntsville, Madison and Redstone Arsenal are waiting for members of the greatest generation - World War II veterans coming to the airport to participate in an Honor Flight, a trip to see the WW II memorial in Washington, D.C. This edition of the Honor Flight took place Aug. 29. "The Honor Flight is an organization where (they) solicit donations from various corporations and private and public donations, all to fly these World War II veterans and volunteers to Washington, D.C., so these vets can see their memorial and remember those who died serving our country," said Sgt. 1st Class Scott Fuchs, senior small group leader for the Basic NCO Course, 59th Ordnance Brigade.

  • Oktoberfest Weekend Arrives With 'Oompah'

    Sep 18, 2009

    The Chicken Dance is once again coming to Redstone Arsenal! By far one of the favorite traditions of the Arsenal's annual Oktoberfest, the Chicken Dance will be performed often this weekend by Terry Cavanaugh and the Alpine Express as revelers of all ages take to the dance floor in the event's FestHall Tent. If you like authentic "Oompah!" music, and German food and beer, then Oktoberfest should be at the top of your list of things to do this weekend. But partaking of German fare and customs isn't the only thing going on at the festival. Oktoberfest is also a must-do for anyone who enjoys midway rides and games, carnival food, and circus entertainment. "It's Oktoberfest with an Alabama flair," said Mark Germonprez, of the Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation, who is a co-event coordinator of the festival with FMWR's Kenneth McDonald. "Oktoberfest always offers a tremendous value and great family fun. We offer a much more secure environment, unlimited rides, great entertainment, and this festival costs half the price of the county fair we had here a few weeks ago. We also offer more than any other fair with our Oompah band, great German food and authentic German beers." Festival hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, noon to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $13 on Friday and Saturday.

  • Charity Drive Grows To Meet Needs

    Sep 18, 2009

    The stack of boxes is about to grow at the office of the Tennessee Valley's Combined Federal Campaign. They contain individual donor recognition items for the upcoming campaign. Soon they will be joined by 22,000 copies of the CFC brochures listing the charities. "And then you'll see another stack up to the ceiling over here," said Melinda Seigler, CFC coordinator for United Way of Madison County which is the campaign's principal combined fund organization. CFC coordinator Donna Johnson doesn't mind making room in building 3708 at the corner of Aerobee and Patton roads. She's fired up about the 2009 campaign scheduled Sept. 30 through Dec. 11. "Now more than ever there are a lot of people in our community and our nation and our world that need our support," Johnson said. The theme for this year's campaign, which has a $2 million goal, is "iCan now more than ever." The kickoff celebration is Sept. 30 from 10-11 a.m. in Bob Jones Auditorium, building 5304. The agency fair will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sparkman Center parade field between buildings 5303 and 5304.

  • Crane Army and Navy hosts POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

    Sep 18, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity joined with Naval Support Activity Crane, and Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, in hosting the annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Ceremony here Sept. 17.

  • Flying History Grounded At McKinley Firing Range

    Sep 18, 2009

    There's a lot of flying history on McKinley Range. Amid the helicopters and an A-10 Thunderbolt airplane set up on the range for force training is an OV-1 Mohawk, a photo observation and electronic reconnaissance airplane used by the Army in Europe, Korea, the Vietnam War, Central and South America, Alaska, and Operation Desert Storm. It is a military aircraft that is at the center of the 20th reunion of the OV-Mohawk Association Sept. 23-27 in Nashville. Yet, the actual physical presence of a Mohawk on Redstone Arsenal was an interesting discovery for a former Mohawk pilot and technical observer who recently visited McKinley Range to see the military aircraft for themselves. "Ten years ago, a friend (now deceased Mohawk pilot Mike Langer) told me a Mohawk had come to Redstone Arsenal at some time," said David Brown, a retired master sergeant and Mohawk technical observer. "The Veterans Memorial Museum showed me pictures of the airplane out at Redstone Arsenal. So, I knew it was on the Arsenal. I just didn't know where it was."

  • 'We've Found Ways To Channel Our Grief'

    Sep 18, 2009

    He asked for understanding and patience. He apologized for his tissue and prepared speech, both tools he uses to help hold back his own tears. And he touched the hearts of the 650-plus employees who heard his message of sorrow, loss, bewilderment, faith, hope and love. Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, deputy chief of staff of the G-3/5/7 at Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Ga., told his heartbreaking story of the death of his two sons - one from suicide, the other from an improvised explosive device in Iraq - to a packed Bob Jones Auditorium and to other Redstone Arsenal employees via closed circuit television Thursday. The event was hosted by the Garrison's Employee Assistance Program in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month. "I can hardly get through this and I've done this many times," he said of his speech. "Two of my sons are dead and it is hard for me ... My sons died fighting different battles. The loss of both sons was beyond comprehension."

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Army warns against education counseling scams

    Sep 18, 2009

    Officials with the Army Continuing Education System caution that some civilian organizations are taking advantage of uninformed Soldiers.

  • Vaccination is your best protection against influenza

    Sep 18, 2009

    This year health officials are preparing for the Novel H1N1 flu - initially known as Aca,!A"swine fluAca,!A? when it was widely publicized last year - in addition to the seasonal flu vaccinations to which military personnel are accustomed.

  • Suicide awareness is about educating yourself, knowing options

    Sep 17, 2009

    September is Suicide Prevention month throughout the Army.

  • Employee's suggestion saves money, eliminates waste

    Sep 17, 2009

    An employee's idea to save money on the cost of materials used in the Sheet Metal Branch has earned the highest Army Suggestion Program award payout here so far this year.

  • Tobyhanna's support of AF systems nets praise

    Sep 17, 2009

    Tobyhanna's support of AF systems nets praise

  • CO commends centenarian, veteran for lifetime of service to nation

    Sep 17, 2009

    Weeks before his 100th birthday, Edward Whitehead joined hundreds of his comrades at the Tobyhanna Army Depot's annual Military Retiree Day on Aug. 8.

  • Depot participates in Greening Experience, teaches interns

    Sep 17, 2009

    U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command interns visited Tobyhanna Sept. 9 as part of the Greening Experience Program for Interns.

  • Hawaii Military Working Dog Team Named "Top Dog" in Competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    After three days of fierce competition, a Hawaii-based working dog team outscored the competition and was named "Top Dog" in the 2009 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition. Staff Sgt. Marcus Bates and his working dog, Bennie, 13th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, had the best overall performance among all the working dog teams and took home the top trophy. Approximately 30 teams from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and the Transportation Security Administration all gathered early in the week for a chance at the title of "Top Dog". During the competition, the dogs detected narcotics in a warehouse, ran through obstacle courses, and competed in a hardest-hitting dog competition to take down hostile personnel.

  • 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) Activates in Hawaii

    Sep 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Sept. 15, 2009) -- U.S. Army, Hawaii's newest unit unfurled its colors during an activation ceremony here Tuesday. Soldiers of the 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) stood in formation on Hamilton Field as Col. Timothy Ryan, commander, 8th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional), and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Branham, 303rd Ord. Bn. (EOD), uncased the battalion colors for the first time since the unit was inactivated in Germany in 1976.

  • MP teams battle in warfighter competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Army's 13th annual Military Police Warfighter competition began Tuesday and concludes Friday with 34 three-person MP teams from across the Army competing in more than 10 events.

  • ADMC destroys Army's last DRAGON missiles

    Sep 16, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--The Army finished demilitarizing all the Dragon missiles in its stockpile on Sept. 8 when Anniston Defense Munitions Center blasted the last 24 with 36 M15 mines in an open burn/open detonation process.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna-Structural Repair Branch

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Structural Repair Branch's 120-plus employees provide worldwide mission support to the warfighter by repairing and overhauling shelters, antennas and components for the following: AN/TRC-190 Multichannel Radio Terminal, AN/TRC-170 Troposcatter Wideband Communications System, AN/TSC-147 Radio Set, AN/TYQ-23 Command and Control System, AN/ASM-146 and 147 shelters, and AN/TPN-19 and AN/MPN-14K Landing Control Central (radar sets). The shop is undergoing a Lean Renovation to improve productivity and reduce on-the-job injuries. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support Directorate

  • Industrial shop tops 5 year safety milestone

    Sep 16, 2009

    Employees in one of Tobyhanna's industrial shops have worked for five years without any recordable injuries.

  • DoD SPOT Program, Winner of the 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Award

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Synchronized Pre-deployment and Operational Tracker, by the U.S. Department of Defense, won a 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Award at the CSO magazine's Digital ID World conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 15, along with six other applications.

  • Crane Army Certifies Two Green Belts

    Sep 16, 2009

    CAAA Mechanical Engineering Technician Josh Shipman and Ammunition Inspector Teresa Lee each completed their projects improving the efficiency of how CAAA does business.

  • Security Assistance Command plants its flag

    Sep 16, 2009

    Quoting words of freedom spoken by President John Kennedy, the new commander of the Army Security Assistance Command said the nation's sacrifices during the past eight years have proven that Americans stand for freedom throughout the world.

  • Depot security guard selected as Army's 2009 top Reserve drill sergeant

    Sep 16, 2009

  • Picatinny's ARDEC named Army's best large development laboratory for the second year in a

    Sep 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is the recipient of the Army's 2009 Large Development Laboratory Award officials here announced Sept. 2.

  • Army Reserve opens first 'virtual installation' in Rochester

    Sep 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve's top officer and his wife joined Rochester civic and business leaders Saturday for an official opening of the nation's first Army Strong Community Center or "virtual installation."

  • Yes, Watervliet, there is such a thing as a free ride

    Sep 15, 2009

    Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce may believe there is no such thing as a free lunch, some have found that by going "green" there is such a thing as a free ride. No, the Arsenal workforce is not participating in a television realty show that would have them pimp their rides. But what a few energy conscious wonderers have found is that the federal and New York state governments will pay for their transportation to and from work.

  • Toast of the Town - Manager receives national leadership award

    Sep 15, 2009

    For Lillian Cooke, making an acceptance speech is anything but a traumatic or stressful experience. For her, it's second nature. The deputy resource manager with the Expeditionary Contracting Command, Cooke is the recipient of Toastmasters International's Excellence in Leadership Award. The award was presented to Cooke at the Toastmasters International Convention this summer in Connecticut. The award is presented to district governors whose districts have meet the goals in club growth, membership growth, competent communicator awards and advanced communicator awards for three or more years, as established by Toastmasters International.

  • Picatinny colonel nominated for brigadier general

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Army Col. Jonathan A. Maddux has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general by President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced Aug. 28.

  • Picatinny officials unveil packaging design, prototype lab

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - They've been subjected to intense pressure. They've been exposed to extreme heat and cold and are still expected to perform up to Army standards. They've been bounced around and dropped to the ground, all for the sake of the mission.

  • Picatinny Frog Falls Aquatic Park celebrates 10 years

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 400 Picatinny Arsenal and Rockaway Township officials and residents gathered here at sunset the evening of Aug. 24 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the installation's "Frog Falls" water park.

  • Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Twenty Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees received 2009 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards. The RDA award is the Army's top award for research and development.

  • Picatinny engineers visit Orange County Choppers shop

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A group of approximately 15 Picatinny engineers and Soldiers visited the world-renown Orange County Choppers custom motorcycle manufacturing shop in Newburgh, N.Y., Aug. 28.

  • 'Soldiers' NCO' earns Medal of Honor for heroic deeds in Afghanistan

    Sep 14, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti would have done anything for his Soldiers, so after the initial shock, no one was surprised that he sacrificed his life to save another Soldier during an intense firefight with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, June 21, 2006.

  • Picatinny employees recognized among Army's top-ten inventors for 2008

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Four Picatinny weapons-development teams have been acknowledged for their superb work by being recognized with spots in the 2008 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Awards, the commander of the Army Materiel Command recently announced.

  • USASAC Assumption of Command

    Sep 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's assumption of command ceremony took place at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Redstone Arsenal, Sept. 11. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, hosted the ceremony. Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker assumed command from Richard G. Alpaugh, executive director, who will now serve as Tucker's deputy. By the end of fiscal year 2009, USASAC will have all eligible personnel and functions moved to Redstone Arsenal - a full two years ahead of the BRAC requirement.

  • Metering program helps Army reduce energy costs

    Sep 11, 2009

    Sometimes saving energy can come from doing something as simple as installing a meter.

  • Cargo Helicopter Upgraded Ahead Of Schedule

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Prototype Integration Facility has celebrated the completion of its latest modification to the CH-47F helicopter with a recognition ceremony for the team. Installation of the Infrared Suppression System was supposed to take six weeks but the PIF completed it in just three. Lt. Col. Brad Killen, product manager for the CH-47F, came out to honor the team for installing the modifications so quickly. "We took time to come out today to recognize the guys from the PIF because they were able to install modifications on the CH-47F helicopter under-schedule, nearly three weeks under-schedule, which was a great asset to us in the PM office. It speaks highly of what the PIF is doing," Killen said.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • TOW System Upgrade Goes To Troops In Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2009

    A team from Close Combat Weapons Systems Project Office has returned from Afghanistan after a mission to field the latest capabilities to war fighters using Tube-launched Optically tracked Wire-to-command missiles. The team delivered Improved Target Acquisition Systems that incorporate Far Target Location capability that allows gunners to determine accurately the position of enemy threats well beyond traditional engagement ranges. The ITAS Far Target Locator Fielding Team consisted of Maj. James Stepien, APM, ITAS fielding for the TOW weapon support division, Close Combat Weapons Systems, PEO Missiles and Space; Jason Morris, government engineer; Greg Mattson, contractor logistician; and Kevin Beck, a Raytheon field service representative. The team spent nearly two-and-a-half months in theater from January to March, including a two-week reconnaissance trip in December.

  • Youth Center Gets Youthful Appearance

    Sep 11, 2009

    Nothing beats a fresh coat of paint to instantly refresh a room. Thanks to Home Depot and the hard work of volunteers, the Youth Center looks youthful and fresh. Stephanie Stone at Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation got the call from Home Depot. Their service crew, Team Depot, was looking for a community project to do and they really wanted to make it happen on Redstone. "Linda Ares from Team Depot came to me and asked if FMWR had any community projects they could do at no cost to us," Stone said "I put the word out to let everyone know we had this great offer. We got a lot of ideas from all the activities." The Youth Center was ultimately chosen. Even though new furniture and equipment had been bought for the facility, the old paint made it feel dated, Stone said.

  • Feeding Soldiers becomes easier with new kitchen system

    Sep 11, 2009

    Soldiers deployed to remote locations in Iraq and Afghanistan have recently been using charcoal and wooden pallets to create a "grill" to cook meals. However, the Expeditionary TRICON Kitchen System is changing that.

  • Garrison Steps Up To Support Arsenal Community

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Garrison Town Hall on Sept. 3 at Heiser Hall started and ended right where it should - with its mission and programs. Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli reviewed with employees the Garrison slogan -- "Support First ... People Always!" -- in his opening comments about the Garrison's impact at Redstone Arsenal. That slogan reflects the Garrison's mission to provide high quality, effective and efficient installation operations support and quality of life programs for Team Redstone. "Our mission and vision ('Be what right looks like for a U.S. Army Garrison') talks to you as an organization, as to who you are," he said. "A lot of key things that go on around the Arsenal are because of the Garrison." The Garrison consists of 600 civilian and more than 1,500 contractor employees who work every day to ensure installation operational readiness, provide high-quality safety, security and quality of life services, and plan for and implement long-term growth and stability strategies. "Everybody does a great job every day," Pastorelli said of his Garrison work force.

  • Ten-Miler Team Seeks Championship Three-Peat

    Sep 11, 2009

    Redstone is sending an experienced running team to defend its title in this year's Army Ten-Miler. The two-time defending champion in the government agency division, Redstone will compete in the 25th annual race Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C. Most of its runners are back from last year. "I believe this year's team will do quite well in the field of runners they'll be running against," coach Harry Hobbs, professor of military science at Columbia High and a retired chief warrant officer 5, said. "I'm proud that our team represents the full Army team - which consists of active Army, DA civilians and contractors. That's why we run in the government agency division. I feel that our premier runner, David Riddle, will lead us to a championship again in the government agency division."

  • 'I Am Here To Protect, Serve And Support'

    Sep 11, 2009

    Joe DiNoto is committed to working at the tip of the spear. This former third-generation New York City cop has lived through the destruction of Sept. 11, 2001, worked undercover to break up a trans-national group involved in providing material support to a terrorist organization and, most recently, served as the sole designated disclosure authority for classified information released to foreign forces through the Army's Special Operations Command's Security Operations Division. Six months ago, he brought his expertise as a command foreign disclosure officer to the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, where he works as a subject matter expert in the area of international security, export control and international technology transfer. "I like the leadership here. I like the mission. We're the Army's strategic command," DiNoto said. "USASMDC/ARSTRAT is at the tip of the spear in the nation's strategic mission. Being a part of this organization is humbling for me."

  • Impact Aid Forms Should Go Back To School Quickly

    Sep 11, 2009

    Working on Redstone Arsenal can mean more money for your child's school. That is, if you take the five minutes or so to fill out the Federal Impact Aid form going home with school children today. "It is so important for parents to fill out this form," said Barbara Williams, the Garrison's Youth Education Support Service director and school liaison officer. "In years past, we've always needed the additional funding for local schools that comes from Impact Aid. But, this year, with budgets being cut by proration, this additional funding for school districts is even more important. Schools can use these funds for things like supplies, textbooks and existing programs." Federal Impact Aid is an annual program that disperses federal grant money to local school districts that are financially burdened or impacted by federal populations. These federal populations must live or work on federal property, which in this area includes Redstone Arsenal, TVA property including the Guntersville Dam, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and its substations, and the Air Traffic Control Tower at the Huntsville International Airport. "This program is not limited to children of military personnel," Bob Lott of Garrison's BRAC Support Team said.

  • President remembers 9/11 victims at Pentagon

    Sep 11, 2009

    As a steady rain fell down on the southwest side of the Pentagon, a spot where eight years ago, American Airlines Flight 77 smashed into the building, families of the 184 who were killed gathered to pay tribute to their loved ones.

  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • AAFES takes Army Family Covenant message 'to the streets'

    Sep 11, 2009

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is hitting the road with a message that says the Army cares.

  • New Contracting Brigade Activated at Fort Shafter

    Sep 11, 2009

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -The 413th Contracting support Brigade was activated Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at a ceremony on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter. Brig. Gen. Camille M. Nichols, Expeditionary Contracting Command commander, presented the unit's colors to Col. Mike Hoskin, who now has the responsibility of leading the organization as it supports the warfighters on the battlefield by providing contingency contracting.

  • Sierra demonstrates once again depot capabilities to senior leaders

    Sep 10, 2009

  • Pentagon civilians reflect on 9/11 at year-old memorial

    Sep 10, 2009

    On the eve of the eight-year anniversary of 9/11, Pentagon employees who witnessed that tragedy first-hand took time to reflect from inside the memorial built to commemorate that day.

  • OSHA JHA Triggers Safety Process Improvement for Army Palletized Loading Systems (PLS)

    Sep 10, 2009

  • AMC Commanding General Presents Sec Army Award to JMC

    Sep 10, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commander, presented the Joint Munitions Command's Resource Management Directorate with the 2008 Secretary of the Army Award for Improving Manpower and Force Management at a ceremony held Sept. 2 on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Robotics Rodeo demos technology to save Soldiers' lives

    Sep 10, 2009

    With all the displays down, robots safely packed away and evaluation sheets handed in, it was time to conclude the Fort Hood, Texas, Robotics Rodeo.

  • Encrypted key distribution over SIPR unlocks lifesaving capability

    Sep 10, 2009

    To avoid having to physically courier electronic encryption data known as encrypted key across the battlefield, Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) has developed a new capability to send it electronically over the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET).

  • Special project oversees orderly drawdown from Iraq

    Sep 10, 2009

    In line with the current agreement to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2011, the Communications and Electronics Command's Life Cycle Management Command, has stood up a drawdown Special Project Office to coordinate a successful drawdown of a vast amount of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment fielded in Iraq over the past six years.

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker to assume Command of USASAC

    Sep 10, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker, program manager for the Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, will assume command of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command from Executive Director Richard Alpaugh in a ceremony at the Bob Jones Auditorium here, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

  • Retired APG NCO receives national award

    Sep 10, 2009

  • Williams leads early qualifiers in Military Long Drive Championship

    Sep 9, 2009

    Utah Army National Guard Capt. Jeremy Williams is the early leader in the clubhouse as local qualifying rounds wind down in the 2009 Military Long Drive Championship presented by 7UP.

  • Arsenal delivered M930 mortars ahead of schedule

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Ammunition Operations answered the call recently when they were tasked to produce a lot of M930 120MM illumination mortars six months ahead of schedule.

  • New selection process, assignment procedures for CSMs in 2010

    Sep 9, 2009

    Beginning in October 2010, the Army will hold command sergeant major selection boards that will mirror the current officer selection process where new commanders are centrally selected and assigned to battalions and brigades.

  • Argentine Minister of Defense visits AMC

    Sep 9, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - As part of a four-day visit to the National Capital Area to tour Departments of Defense and Homeland Security organizations and meet with officials, the Argentine Minister of Defense Dr. Nilda GarrAfA also met with Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody here Sept. 8.

  • Soldiers testing unmanned vehicles, sensors at Bliss

    Sep 8, 2009

    Soldiers with the Army Evaluation Task Force at Fort Bliss, Texas, are now in the midst of a limited user test that will move equipment that's part of the Early Infantry Brigade Capability Package one step closer to being in the hands of Soldiers.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • And the Winner is: RRAD named recipient of the Robert T. Mason Award

    Sep 8, 2009

    RRAD awarded Robert T. Mason Award for second time.

  • Feedback Powers Users Conference

    Sep 8, 2009

    Feedback from Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines attending the Department of Defense (DoD) Project Manager (PM) Mobile Electric Power (MEP) User Conference are expected to strengthen products, prototypes and future conferences.

  • Study points to fats, carbs as 'brain food'

    Sep 3, 2009

    A high-fat diet, at least for a few days, could enhance mental performance, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.

  • Logistics Program Manager Returns from Iraq

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Logistics Support Activity has welcomed back Kevin Paulson, program manager and senior logistician from the Logistics Engineering Center, after his seven months in Iraq. Paulson served as the AMC liaison officer representing LOGSA products and services, field logistics and Soldier support to the Iraq theater of operations. He was deployed to the 402nd AFSB at Victory Base Camp, Baghdad and Joint Base Balad. While deployed, Paulson had the opportunity to work with Soldiers under combat conditions while supporting other Soldiers and commands in the use of LOGSA related products and services including LIW and ARMT training and execution and establishing a readiness and training lab in Baghdad.

  • Hellfire Missile Version Ready for Prime Time

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Joint Attack Munition Systems Project Office's Hellfire Product Office team has conducted its final two test shots for the Extended Range/Multipurpose unmanned aircraft systems variant of the Hellfire missile. The test shots, on June 16 at China Lake, Calif., proved the software design is now ready for the ERMP live firings schedule in the fall and Limited User Test in spring 2010.

  • AMC Summer Hire Ahead of Essay Pack

    Sep 3, 2009

    A summer hire in Army Materiel Command is getting a firsthand look at women's equality. Besides working in their Equal Employment Office, she is spending her summer in an organization headed by the Army's first female four-star general. The combination inspired her to enter the essay contest as part of the Women's Equality Day observance.

  • 'Fallen Angel' Pilot Survives with Aid of Army Technology

    Sep 3, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Burrows is a survivor thanks to the technology the Army put at his fingertips while serving as a Kiowa Warrior standardization pilot in Iraq. And most of the technology Burrows relied on while evading terrorists who were aiming to kill him and his co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Steven Cianfrini, was developed and fielded by the Program Executive Office-Soldier. "My job (for the 17th Cavalry Regiment's Troop 2, 3rd Squadron) was to ensure aircrews were trained and had the proper equipment so they could bring themselves back home safely from a mission," Burrows said during a presentation at the Aviation Life Support Equipment Users Conference at the Von Braun Center on Aug. 25. Little did he know as the senior pilot for Task Force Viper that he would use that training and equipment to save himself and Cianfrini.

  • Soldier Mission Gets Lift from Evolving Equipment

    Sep 3, 2009

    Increasing survivability and combat effectiveness while improving Soldier quality of life are at the top of the list for those working to equip Soldiers with the best equipment during a time of uptempo operations, said the commander of the Program Executive Office-Soldier. But there are challenges to achieving that goal - namely, the large number of products Soldiers wear and carry that need to be integrated, the number of times a Soldier receives equipment prior to an assignment or deployment, the weight and size of equipment Soldiers are required to carry in theater, and the need to reset individual Soldier ensembles following deployments. "We want to increase the survivability of Soldiers working in any environment," said Brig. Gen. Peter Fuller, commander of the Program Executive Office-Soldier and the Natick Soldier Systems Center. "We are making changes inside the program executive offices to better serve the Soldier. We are one of 13 PEOs. We are out there touching brigades too frequently ... There are 40 touches from PEOs on the average brigade." Fuller's comments came during the opening session of the annual Aviation Life Support Equipment Users Conference at the Von Braun Center. The conference is attended primarily by Soldiers, and contractors who design and manufacture Soldier equipment. Fuller is the first commander of PEO-Soldier to speak at the conference.

  • Army Jobs Prove Popular at Career Expo

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Army was the standout employer at the Aug. 24 career expo at the Von Braun Center South Hall. Judging from the lines of unemployed and underemployed candidates waiting to talk to an Army representative, Janice Hunt of Aviation and Missile Command Human Resources said The Huntsville Times Mega Career Expo was a "huge success." "We got a lot of good qualified candidates," Hunt said. "AMCOM will be able to make probably several selections from the resumes we collected." Besides AMCOM, Army participants in the career expo included the Army Materiel Command, Lead AMC Integration Support Office, Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Army Contracting Command and Army Expeditionary Contracting Command.

  • Contractor jobs identified for conversion to government

    Sep 3, 2009

    About 1,450 contractor positions at AMCOM will be converted to Army civilian during the next three years. Col. Scott Campbell, deputy executive director of the AMCOM Contracting Center, discussed the plan Thursday at the 2009 Advance Planning Briefings for Industry.

  • Anniston Army Depot begins work on turret trainer contract

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Work began here Sept. 1 on the $7.5 million contract the depot signed Aug. 7 with Research Triangle Institute International to provide turret trainers for the Army.

  • PEO Ground Combat Systems praises Abrams work

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--The ArmyAca,!a,,cs Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems made a site visit here and participated in a vehicle rollout ceremony on Aug. 26 to express appreciation for the work performed on combat vehicles, particularly M1 Abrams tanks.

  • Ft. Benning Soldiers visit ADMC's TOW missile operations

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Eight Soldiers from Fort Benning, Ga., visited Anniston Defense Munitions Center Aug. 20 to see the inner workings of the TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile, something few will ever get the chance to see.

  • Depot public works employees quick to support vehicle, weapon production

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--When one thinks of a public works organization on a maintenance depot, thoughts are probably directed to the air conditioning units, light bulb replacement and the upkeep of roads and grounds.

  • Defense Ammunition Center Wins Army Knowledge Management Award

    Sep 3, 2009

    Know. Share. Win. is the motto for the Army CIO/G6, headquarters staff proponent for the Army Knowledge Management Awards Program (AKMA). The Defense Ammunition Center, was of one of only ten organizations within the Department of Army, awarded by the Army CIO/G6 for excelling in knowledge management.

  • Robotics Rodeo aims to save lives

    Sep 2, 2009

    A Robotics Rodeo began Tuesday with exhibitors from all over America descending on Fort Hood, Texas, to show off the latest advancements in robotics technology.

  • EPA Approves Army's Closure of Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System

    Sep 2, 2009

    U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency officials announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Army's closure of its former Johnston Atoll Chemical Agent Disposal System.

  • ASC holds change of command ceremony

    Sep 2, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine became commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at a ceremony held here today.

  • Gen. Dempsey says Army altering training for wars

    Sep 2, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Tuesday the Army is training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vastly different way than it did during the initial days of the conflicts.

  • Picatinny employees awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy, Water Management Awards

    Sep 2, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees, a Rockaway Township resident and a Roxbury Township resident, were awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards during a ceremony at the Department of Defense All-Hands Energy meeting in Providence, R.I., Aug 12.

  • Picatinny employees awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards

    Sep 2, 2009

    Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees were awarded 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awards during a ceremony at the Department of Defense All-Hands Energy meeting in Providence, R.I., Aug 12.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • AMC/JMC hosts Safety Training Workshop in Rock Island

    Sep 1, 2009

    Keeping the Army's Soldiers, civilians, and contractors safe served as an unofficial theme for the Army Materiel Command/Joint Munitions Command Safety Training Workshop held here Aug. 25-27.

  • MilWiki receives Army's top knowledge management honor

    Sep 1, 2009

    Since its inception more than a year ago, milWiki has surpassed more than 37,000 users, 10,000 pages, and 4,000 individual articles and remains under pilot to become a centralized point for updating Army field manual doctrine. Now, it is the recipient of the top Army award for knowledge management.

  • IMMC to Sponsor 2009 Logistics Career Day -- Activity Career Program Mangers Will Be Available with

    Aug 31, 2009

    The Integrated Material Management Center (IMMC) will sponsor it's "2009 Logistics Career Day" on Tues., Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 pm at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Building 5304, Sparkman Center on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The theme for this year's event "Your Career Path - Opening Doors to Opportunity" will focus on potential opportunities for civilian employees on training and career development and will assist the civilian workforce in taking the next step up the career ladder. The full-day event will feature presentations on the Logistics Activity Career Programs, Civilian Logistics Career Management Office - Professional Development, Lean Six Sigma Opportunities, the AMCOM Leader Development Life Cycle, AMCOM developmental assignments, and the Civilian Education System. Representatives will be on-hand to answer questions and provide insight on prospective career opportunities.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Gibson: Workforce motivated, professional

    Aug 31, 2009

    On July 29, Col. Charles C. Gibson assumed command of Tobyhanna Army Depot. He recently took time to speak with The Tobyhanna Reporter about himself and his first impressions of Tobyhanna.

  • Project team condenses stock, frees storage space

    Aug 31, 2009

    Since 2007, the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command Unidentified Stock (UNIDENT) Project Team has worked to condense the supply of materials at Tobyhanna for higher efficiency.

  • HMMWV inspections go paperless

    Aug 31, 2009

    Edward Pitcavage, finish inspector in the Quality Improvement Division, uses an Ultra Mobile Personal Computer, equipped with an Automated Process and Inspection Guide (AP&IG ), which helps personnel perform quality control inspections on Humvees.

  • Depot overhauls AF deployable radar system

    Aug 31, 2009

    Tobyhanna employees and active-duty airmen have teamed up to complete the overhaul and resheltering of an Air Force deployable radar unit.

  • Watervliet Arsenal kids hit the jackpot

    Aug 31, 2009

    Just when you think you have had it tough, try coming in each day to a schedule of playing soccer, swimming, or visiting the Bronx Zoo. Well, that was the tough, difficult challenge for about 25 kids who participated in this year's Watervliet Arsenal summer camp program in July and August. Today, the camp completes another successful summer providing Arsenal families a safe alternative while school is out.

  • Lost and Found: The inheritance of forgiveness

    Aug 31, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Sarah Tillman, the Army Material Command senior Chaplain Assistant, and I participated in the U.S. Army North Command's Vibrant Response, an annual training exercise for developing responses to natural disasters as well as to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

  • Army Reserve Soldier's civilian skills save Afghan life

    Aug 29, 2009

    As U.S. forces are now taking extra precautions to protect the lives of Afghan citizens in southern Afghanistan, an Army Reserve Soldier used his civilian skills to preserve the life of a local truck driver.

  • SPOT Program Receives 2009 Computerworld Award

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Department of Defense's Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker, or SPOT, was selected as the 2009 Government Winner of the 21st Century Achievement Award by Computerworld Honors Program.