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  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • AMC deputy commander lauds APG planning event

    May 30, 2009

    Deputy Army Materiel Command Commander Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury declared the Aberdeen Proving Ground Base Realignment and Closure Rehearsal of Concept Drill a success Friday, saying: "We tackled several heavy issues today. Personnel, the hiring process, being one, IT (information technology) infrastructure being another, and the Garrison staff that has to now take over a 90-percent civilian population versus a 67-percent civilian population. These issues would not have been raised had we not had this ROC Drill, so it is an understatement to say it's been a success."

  • RRAD: "Best of the Best": Depot receives 2009 Combined Logistics Excellence Award

    May 28, 2009

    Red River Army Depot claims Combined Logistics Excellence Award

  • RRAD heads up MET production

    May 28, 2009

    RRAD produces the MET, a simulator designed to teach Soldiers how to safely egress a MET in event of a rollover.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM MAKES HISTORICAL JUMP

    May 28, 2009

    U.S. Army Parachute Team makes history for the second time as they jump onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Army, Marines boast two new vehicle programs

    May 28, 2009

    During a joint roll-out ceremony May 14, Department of Defense program managers commemorated the production of two vehicles intended to help the U.S. military travel in battle at a faster, safer rate.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

  • Sabre Squadron meets its pit crew: Anniston hosts Soldiers from 3rd ACR

    May 28, 2009

  • Camp Opens Unlimited Hunting Experience

    May 28, 2009

    When an injury changes your physical abilities, it can feel like your whole life has changed. Steve Statler is trying to let others know that it doesn't have to mean giving up the activities you love. Despite his own limitations, he is sharing the love of the outdoors with others. Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA, lost all feeling in his feet due to a surgical spinal injury, making standing and walking difficult. Surgery to fuse his feet made it possible, but his doubts about his physical capabilities made it feel like he had lost much more.

  • Engineering Community's Teamwork Deemed Vital

    May 28, 2009

    From the point of view of the engineers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, the synergy between government and industry is vital to the development of new technologies that can make a difference on the battlefield. "This community is a synergy between government and industry - all play a critical role in making sure we get the right missile technology in the field and that the missile technology does what it's intended to do," said C. Stephen Cornelius, AMRDEC associate director for missile development.

  • 'We Support Soldiers. That's Our Focus Every Day.'

    May 28, 2009

    A picture of Staff Sgt. Christian Bryant tells the story Ronnie Chronister likes to convey to audiences interested in the work of the Aviation and Missile Command. For Chronister, AMCOM deputy commander, that picture conveys exactly what kind of difference the Army's aviation and missile systems and technology can make on the battlefield.

  • Force Development Director Asks the Tough Questions

    May 28, 2009

    At the Pentagon, the overriding question is "How much can we afford in support of the war fighter'" Every day, Soldiers like Maj. Gen. David Halverson, director of Force Development for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, work to ensure Soldiers get what they need to be successful on the battlefield during a time of tightening budgets and congressional scrutiny

  • Oil Analysis Program Keeps Equipment Running

    May 28, 2009

    When you hear the name LOGSA, the majority of the Army community will most likely relate that to LOGSA's Logistics Information Warehouse, which provides the Army with worldwide visibility over its logistics, supply and maintenance actions. However, LOGSA provides many other products and services to support Soldiers.

  • Guardsman Copes with Lou Gehrig's Disease

    May 28, 2009

    It started with muscle twitches. During a routine visit to his orthopedic doctor for a shoulder injury, David Oyler mentioned a minor problem with muscle twitches that seemed to be getting worse. He was referred to a neurologist and underwent an MRI. And, in February of this year, the 42-year-old Alabama National Guard Soldier was told he may have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "I was shocked," Oyler said. "I was floored. I didn't know what to do."

  • Bicycle Ride Generates Electricity

    May 28, 2009

    Earth Day 2009 brought an innovative energy project to the Arsenal. Workers from Garrison's Environmental Management Division, along with contractors from Chugach Management Services Inc. and many other Redstone employees, created a display in which people could generate their own electricity simply by riding a bicycle.

  • Army's Installation Manager Listens to Military Spouses

    May 28, 2009

    A planned daylong visit to Redstone Arsenal by Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, commander of the Installation Management Command, on May 20 was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances. Because of that, scheduled meetings were shortened. Some meetings, including a luncheon with various Arsenal and community leaders, were cancelled. But, Wilson's meeting with local military spouses, though moved to an earlier time, remained firmly part of his Arsenal visit.

  • U.S. Defense Posture a Balancing Act

    May 28, 2009

    A top Army officer says the new administration's interest in cutting defense dollars is balanced with the growing threat from the world's adversarial nations. Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told participants of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter Association of the U.S. Army's Tactical Missiles Conference at the Von Braun Center on May 19 that the growth in "rogue nation" ballistic missiles of all ranges will continue to emphasize the need to develop ballistic missile defense. "This is a transitional period typical of a new administration," O'Reilly said. "Our budget is flexible and responsible. It will undergo several reviews by Congress in a synergistic way over the next few months.

  • Aviation Center site of Cav style reenlistment

    May 28, 2009

    On the 11th anniversary of his initial Army enlistment, Staff Sgt. Michael Banks renewed his commitment to the Army while mounted on a draft horse during a Cav-style ceremony at Fort Rucker's Equestrian Center May 19.

  • Army Team C4ISR exhibits technologies to APG community on Armed Forces Day

    May 28, 2009

  • Commentary: No cost to determine VA health care eligibility

    May 28, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest, most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S. All veterans who served our country in an honorable fashion owe it to themselves to check their eligibility for VA health care.

  • APG Armed Forces Day one to remember

    May 28, 2009

  • VP and wife visit deploying Soldiers

    May 27, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visited a handful of Colorado Army National Guard troops from the 117th Space Battalion, May 27.

  • Army employee, musician friend organize local benefit golf tournament

    May 27, 2009

  • AMC Band plays special tribute to NCOs

    May 27, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band performed "Esprit de Corps," a music and video tribute to the Noncommissioned Officer at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Theater May 15.

  • Six servicemen enshrined during 40th EOD Memorial Ceremony

    May 27, 2009

  • Program aimed at growing leaders across APG

    May 27, 2009

  • 'Soldier-borne' Chem-Bio Reconnaissance System fielded

    May 27, 2009

  • Monitors Detect Vapor Leaks in Two Chemical Weapons Igloos

    May 27, 2009

    Army officials report that a mobile laboratory detected low levels of Mustard agent vapor inside a chemical weapons igloo this morning. The igloo contains several thousand Mustard-filled projectiles. Just a few hours later, a separate mobile monitoring laboratory detected nerve agent GB vapor in the interior atmosphere of another igloo. That igloo contains M55 rockets.

  • Aviation Branch welcomes new senior NCO

    May 27, 2009

    With the passing of the symbolic NCO sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Tod L. Glidewell became the 12th Aviation Branch senior enlisted NCO.

  • May 2009 Construction Photos - Pueblo Chemical-Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, Pueblo Chemical Depot

    May 27, 2009

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

  • Watervliet, Alcoa forge new bonds

    May 27, 2009

    In an extraordinary model of government and private industry cooperation, representatives from Alcoa Defense visited the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal this month to gain a better understanding of Army-owned research, development, and manufacturing. And there could be no better place for Alcoa, which is the world's leader in production and management of aluminum, to learn about government-owned manufacturing than at the nation's oldest, continuously active arsenal, the Watervliet Arsenal. Watervliet is the only DoD site where the design activity, BenAfAt Laboratories, is co-located with the production base, Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Ordnance schools case colors at Aberdeen

    May 26, 2009

    The flags and guidons of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools, Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School floated in the breeze as the Army's largest corps symbolically ended its 92-year stay at Aberdeen Proving Ground during its school colors casing ceremony at Ordnance Circle, May 8.

  • President pays respect at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 26, 2009

    Thousands of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater Monday morning to hear President Barack Obama speak at the 2009 National Memorial Day Observance.

  • Community welcomes the Watervliet Arsenal back

    May 26, 2009

    After nine reductions in force at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal since the early 1990s, it should not surprise anyone to see the community spirit of the Arsenal workforce to have declined in equal measure. But as the Troy Record's front page headline highlighted today, "Arsenal back in step," the Arsenal has rekindled the spirit.

  • Picatinny 'rolls out' new version of SPARK IED-defeat product

    May 26, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - This year troops in Iraq and Afghanistan received improved technology to help them combat one of the greatest threats to Soldiers in theater.

  • New PCS program puts customers in driver's seat

    May 26, 2009

    With nearly 200,000 Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves expected in the approaching season, it is important for Department of Defense personnel to note several broad changes to the personal property shipment process.

  • School of Advanced Military Studies reflects and looks forward after 25 years

    May 26, 2009

    School of Advanced Military Studies graduation and 25th Anniversary story and photos.

  • Picatinny recognizes Navy EOD for UXO removal

    May 26, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Four sailors from Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck were recognized for their efforts by Picatinny's garrison commander during a ceremony here April 17.

  • Declining numbers prompt Army to restructure WTUs

    May 26, 2009

    The Army is in the process of streamlining its 36 Warrior Transition Units between now and October by closing three WTUs and restructuring six others.

  • SDDC gains Rapid Port Opening Elements

    May 26, 2009

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) welcomed two units into its family during a patch changing ceremony held May 15 at the command's Fort Eustis facility.

  • Massachusetts technology supporting America's servicemembers on display May 28

    May 26, 2009

    NATICK, Mass. - While it is well known that American troops are the best equipped military forces in the world, it is not as well known that much of the technology that provides this advantage originates from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • RDECOM Engineer Featured

    May 26, 2009

    RDECOM Electronics Engineer Mr. Rafael Casanova is being featured as a HENAAC Role Model of the Week on the HENACC homepage: http://www.henaac.org.

  • Class 59 graduates from Sergeants Major Academy

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss May 21. Another 30 students graduated earlier this month due to the needs of the Army in the field.

  • CBRNE Soldiers, Families developing Strong Bonds

    May 25, 2009

  • C4ISR 'Phase Two' program expected to begin this month

    May 25, 2009

  • Army offers practical, career-related student experience programs

    May 25, 2009

  • ACS hosts appreciation festivities for military spouses on APG

    May 25, 2009

  • ACWA mission supports the defense of America

    May 25, 2009

  • Corps steers evolution of future landscape at APG

    May 25, 2009

  • Fort Lee readies for arrival of U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools

    May 25, 2009

    With the final shipment of steel delivered, contractors began erecting the remaining pieces on the Route 36 flyover bridge in early December 2008 and are on schedule for a May 2010 completion date.

  • Fort Lee builds ordnance training complex north of Rt. 36

    May 25, 2009

  • OC&S holds final anniversary ball at APG

    May 25, 2009

  • Two OC&S leaders hailed during Retirement Retreat Ceremony

    May 25, 2009

    Col. Michael T. McBride, OC&S deputy commander and chief of staff, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Bray of the 16th Ordnance Battalion retire during units retreat ceremony.

  • Pandemic flu planning checklist for individuals, Families

    May 25, 2009

  • Prom night rules: Communication, rules can create a safer prom night

    May 25, 2009

  • DoD promotes military participation in World No Tobacco Day

    May 25, 2009

  • Looking back...a Chemical Corps sergeant major reflects on his life as a Soldier

    May 25, 2009

  • Yellow Ribbon Room -- 'A home of their own'

    May 25, 2009

  • RIA-JMTC celebrates Machinist Apprenticeship Program graduation

    May 22, 2009

    All across the country, high school and college students are celebrating the end of a long four year journey with commencement. The same was celebrated at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center when 11 people graduated from the Machinist Apprenticeship Program Friday. The Apprentice Program at Rock Island Arsenal can trace its roots to just before World War I. The first class graduated in 1910. Today, the program is partnered with Black Hawk College, a partnership that has helped the program expand and improve.

  • Thousands turn out to honor military at Picatinny's Armed Forces Day May 9

    May 22, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny opened its hearts and gates to honor the nation's service members during an Armed Forces Day open house that drew thousands of guests from surrounding communities here May 9.

  • AN/TRC-190 Reset program changes, efficiency improves

    May 22, 2009

    Improvements, initiative and teamwork help Tobyhanna personnel return AN/TRC-190 systems to Soldiers more efficiently.

  • RIA-JMTC commander gives keynote address at FEA award luncheon

    May 22, 2009

    More than 100 federal employees were recognized for their service on Tuesday at the Federal Executive Awards luncheon held at Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall.

  • BOSS members partner with SHARP Program

    May 22, 2009

    Army families attending a recent Soldier Show at Fort Belvoir, Va., were greeted by a unique group of Soldiers from the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program.

  • Annual event pays tribute to volunteer contributions

    May 22, 2009

    Dozens of Tobyhanna employees were recognized at the annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon held at The Landing on April 30.

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Property accountability key to sustaining expeditionary operations

    May 21, 2009

    Our expeditionary Army does not take its equipment from garrison to training to battle and back again... Army Sustainment Command is ensuring property on the move stays on the books...

  • PEO Soldier unveils lighter, more lethal weapons systems

    May 21, 2009

    Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., serves as the organization responsible for virtually everything a Soldier wears or carries opened its doors recently to give the media a look at some new gear in development that will lighten a Soldier's load while improvimg survivability, lethality and comfort.

  • Mobile Parts Hospitals resuscitate broken gear

    May 21, 2009

    Three skilled machinists, working in a purpose-built Mobile Parts Hospital, fabricated more than 11,000 critical replacement parts last year. The MPH here is located in the shadow of huge relocatable maintenance structures, known as Sprungs, adjacent to the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade headquarters area. The Balad MPH is one of only three serving the Army since 2003.

  • 'Education is About Doing and Being All You Can Be'

    May 21, 2009

    Some local schoolchildren got more than a visit from an Army general officer. They also received a lesson in following their dreams. AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles spoke to a sixth-grade class at Providence School for their Career Day. The day was put on by Army Materiel Command Forward, Equal Employment Office, as a part of their Adopt-A-School program. This program was established to motivate the children to think about their careers and futures.

  • AMCOM Office Claims Excellence Award

    May 21, 2009

    The Claims Division of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Aviation and Missile Command has a lot to be happy about. In addition to the renovations that changed the look of the place in September, they'll soon have a new treasure to hang on the freshly painted walls. They have been awarded the Judge Advocate General's Excellence in Claims Award for fiscal year 2008.

  • Aircraft Landed for Open House Event

    May 21, 2009

    Helicopters and fixed wing aircraft were the hot commodities at the Aviation Technical Test Center's second annual open house May 14.

  • SDDC gains Rapid Port Opening Elements

    May 21, 2009

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) welcomed two units into its family in a patch changing ceremony held May 15 at the command's Fort Eustis facility, Bldg. 661. The ceremony signified the transfer of authority of the 688th and 689th from the 7th Sustainment Brigade to the 597th Transportation Terminal Group.

  • Army's 'Good Fit' Led to 30-Year Career

    May 21, 2009

    For 30 years, the Army was a "good fit" for Col. Tom Newman. And that fit has left a lasting mark on a man who had "no clue" that serving in the Army would encompass more than a way to pay for college and jump start a career.

  • Go Live! Army Depot Fires Up LMP

    May 21, 2009

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot went live here at 5 a.m. May 14, with the Logistics Modernization Program, an innovative enterprise resource planning package specifically designed for the Army. In partnership with Computer Science Corporation, CCAD replaced their 35-year-old logistics Standard Depot System used to manage operations. This was the largest SAP deployment worldwide to date, which added 5000 users. It's the second implementation by Army Materiel Command - CCAD's major command.

  • Logistics Modernization Program Arrives On-Site

    May 21, 2009

    The Aviation and Missile Command ushered in a new era of customer service on May 11 with a ribbon-cutting opening the Logistics Modernization Program Site Command Center in building 5304. LMP is an enterprise resource planning software solution used to address all business practices associated with moving goods from industry to the Soldier. LMP replaces two software systems - the Commodity Command Standard System and the Standard Depot System - in addition to smaller software systems used at AMCOM, Corpus Christi Army Depot and Letterkenny Army Depot.

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury visits Redstone Arsenal

    May 21, 2009

    Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, visited Redstone Arsenal, Ala., May 15 and toured the AMC and U.S. Army Security Assistance Command transitional facilities and the construction site of the new headquarters buildings.

  • Holocaust Survivor Tells Story of Apathy, Death

    May 21, 2009

    Even at 89 years old, Charles Stein has not forgotten how it feels to have the door of opportunity and future possibilities shut slowly before his own eyes. He will never forget how he narrowly escaped death at the hands of the Nazis while waiting for immigration papers. He will never forget that his parents' denial of danger - the shutting of their eyes toward the hatred and injustice around them -- led to their own death. He will never forget the price the world paid when the evil Hitler regime ran rampant in Europe. And Charles Stein wants to make sure the rest of the world remembers along with him.

  • G-1 addresses personnel issues before Congress

    May 21, 2009

    The Army will continue to rely on vital personnel programs to relieve stress on the force, said the Army's G-1 during testimony on Capitol Hill, May 20.

  • Intern Changes Suit, Continues Mission

    May 21, 2009

    Vera Ousley has always enjoyed helping people. After 20 years helping Soldiers as a servicemember, she is continuing the job as a civilian in the Garrison Intern Program. "I've always liked working with and helping people," Ousley said. "My interest has always been in that."

  • Charleston to Kandahar: Joint effort delivers much needed airlift for Army

    May 21, 2009

    In April, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Military Sealift Command, and Air Mobility Command transported 100 new and recently refurbished Black Hawk, Apache, Chinook and Kiowa Warrior helicopters from the U.S. East Coast to the Middle East - a move that doubled the number of U.S. military helicopters in Afghanistan.

  • Sova assumes UAS responsibilities

    May 21, 2009

    The Training and Doctrine Capability Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TCM UAS) ensures that UAS capabilities are current and meet the needs of its users, such as ground commanders. Col. Robert J. Sova assumed this responsibility from Col. Jeffrey T. Kappenman May 15 during a change of charter ceremony here in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • TACOM celebrates Armed Forces Day with historical groundbreaking ceremony

    May 21, 2009

    TACOM hosts Armed Forces Day celebration and groundbreaking ceremony for several major TACOM construction projects at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Redstone Destroying Leftover Chemical Agents

    May 21, 2009

    Community leaders and emergency services administrators were invited to Redstone on May 13 to see how the Army is disposing of Chemical Agent Identification Sets thought to contain small amounts of diluted liquid mustard chemical agent. Two steel containers holding 25-32 glass bottles, designed to hold 4 ounces of liquid, were discovered on post in 1994 and 1995. Through X-rays, technicians have determined that some of the bottles inside still contain liquid, while others do not. The bottles date back to the early days of the Arsenal. During World War II, Soldiers used Chemical Agent Identification Sets, comprised of these small bottles, to learn about chemical identification and decontamination. After the war, the Army disposed of these in the accepted manner of the time.

  • Race aids in team selection for Armywide competition

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Rucker Soldiers vied for a spot on the post 10-miler team May 16, as they competed in the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 10-mile run.

  • 'Old Warriors' welcome new commander

    May 21, 2009

    Army's largest battalion with 2,500 Soldiers welcomed Lt. Col. Mikael R. Ash during a change of command ceremony at Fort Rucker's Howze Field May 14.

  • Columbia High Students Train for Emergency

    May 21, 2009

    If a disaster hit their high school, most teens wouldn't know what to do until emergency responders arrived on the scene. Thanks to the Teen Community Emergency Response Team training they have completed, the JROTC students at Columbia High are prepared to assist their classmates and teachers until help arrives.

  • Top Students Merit Awards from Women's Club

    May 20, 2009

    At a time when many students and their parents anguish over how to pay for college expenses, one organization on Redstone Arsenal is helping to find a way to ease the burden for military families. Culminating a year of fund-raising, the Officer and Civilian Women's Club distributed $8,750 in merit awards during a dinner ceremony May 12 at the Officers and Civilians Club. Six students received the awards which ranged from $1,000 to $2,000.

  • Army migrating computers to Vista

    May 20, 2009

    The Army is migrating all of its Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system to bolster Internet security and standardize its information systems.

  • Logistics Assistance Reps Lauded

    May 20, 2009

    Six deployments. That's how many times Byron Lewis has been "in the sand box" with America's Soldiers. As a Logistics Assistance Representative with AMCOM's Integrated Materiel Management Center, Lewis has deployed to Iraq six times from Fort Bragg, N.C., since March 2003. During those deployments, he has provided support to the 117th Cavalry of Fort Campbell, Ky.; the 26th Cavalry of Hawaii; and the 16th Cavalry of Fort Carson, Colo., since March 2003.

  • May 2009 Construction Photos - Blue Grass Chemical-Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, Blue Grass Army De

    May 20, 2009

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

  • Army recognizes former NCOs in Congress

    May 20, 2009

    As part of the Army's continued celebration of the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, senior Army leaders, Tuesday, recognized 10 members of the 111th Congress who have served as NCOs.

  • Financial Readiness: A Joint Mission Multiplier, Miami Garrison supplies the weapons to ensure perso

    May 20, 2009

    There is an enemy threatening our armed forces. This enemy is the leading cause or contributing factor in divorce nation-wide, eclipsing infidelity. This enemy is a stressor that can affect every facet of a service member's life and health. That enemy is financial instability; getting it under control has become a serious issue for Army leadership. "When Soldiers are distracted by personal problems, financial or otherwise, it diminishes their quality of life and their ability to focus on the mission at hand; and impacts overall unit readiness," said Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli in a recent 'VCSA Sends'. "As leaders we must always remember our primary responsibility to take care of Soldiers and their Families." U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is tasked with supporting the U.S. Southern Command, a joint regional unified command responsible for overseeing U.S. military operations in an area of focus that includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • ANAD Career Academy wins 15 medals at state SkillsUSA

    May 20, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--High school and college students from the depot's Career Academy returned home with 15 medals from the Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held April 30 in Montgomery.

  • Depot employee earns quarterly award

    May 20, 2009

    A Systems Integration and Support Directorate employee earned a depot-level award for his knowledge, skill and attention to detail, ultimately helping to improve the quality of the Component Painting Branch's work performance.

  • MG Myles quote

    May 19, 2009

    Maj. Gen. James R. Myles, commander, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command

  • Technologies Exhibited to Aberdeen Community on Armed Forces Day

    May 19, 2009

    Aberdeen Proving Ground opened its gates to the surrounding community to experience the military environment on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 16. Among the activities for the community to enjoy, the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command and Army Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance exhibited technologies supporting today's warfighters.

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