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  • Hawaii Hi-Lo

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Ushering in a New Era of Testing at Redstone

    Aug 21, 2009

    Missile and aviation testing will make history simultaneously at Redstone Arsenal this week. Two Army organizations well-known for providing the best testing of weapon systems used in theater will merge on Thursday to become the Army's premier testing facility. The Redstone Technical Test Center and the Aviation Technical Test Center, formerly of Fort Rucker, will merge to become the Redstone Test Center at 10 a.m. Thursday in Bob Jones Auditorium. In addition, a groundbreaking for new RTC facilities will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Redstone Airfield. Both RTTC and ATTC were formed in the 1950s, with RTTC charged with the testing of missile, aviation and sensor systems, subsystems and components while ATTC - in various organizational forms throughout the years - was charged with testing the airworthiness and safety qualifications of aircraft and related aviation equipment.

  • Finding work is key to rebuilding lives of returning Wounded Warriors

    Aug 21, 2009

    Finding meaningful employment is a crucial component of helping severely wounded Soldiers to rebuild their lives and starting to experience a normal life.

  • General Officers on Target in Missile Firing

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large crowd gathered Aug. 10 to witness the star-studded firing of two Javelin missiles. AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles and program executive officer for missiles and space Brig. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco each fired a Javelin missile as part of the normally scheduled Javelin Stockpile Reliability Program testing. The general officers demonstrated confidence in not only the Javelin weapon system and training program, but also the SRP. The Javelin SRP was designed to provide the data needed to assure the Javelin missile maintains the expected performance, reliability and safety for the duration of its use in the field.

  • Black Hawk Helicopter Headed for the Border

    Aug 21, 2009

    The two members of the official party exchanged handshakes and passed the log book and keys between them. This moment signified the official transfer of a UH-60M from the Utility Helicopter Project Office to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. The delivery marked the first UH-60M aircraft to enter service for the CBP which currently utilizes UH-60A aircraft to protect this nation's borders. The CBP will take delivery of four UH-60M aircraft by July 2010. This state-of-the-art helicopter will allow the CBP to modernize its rotary wing fleet and better achieve its agency mission requirements. The aircraft will be used to provide mobility and communication for CBP agents along the United States borders and between official ports of entry.

  • Honor Flight Extra Special for Brotherly Veterans

    Aug 21, 2009

    Like all the other veterans making the Tennessee Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Aug. 29, Joe Costello of Huntsville is looking forward to visiting with other veterans and seeing the World War II memorial. "I hope to see some of my friends that I knew in the service," he said. "It will be an honor to see the World War II memorial and the changing of the guard (at Arlington Cemetery). I will be proud to see the names inscribed on the World War II memorial because I know they are the ones who are heroes, the ones who died." Yet, his trip has become even more special with the addition of a much-loved companion.

  • Native Son of Redstone and Member of Work Force

    Aug 21, 2009

    Ward Stirling didn't realize until recently that he may be one of a kind. The Redstone worker was born on post. Stirling was born Sept. 9, 1970 in building 112, which served as the hospital here until Fox Army Hospital opened in 1978. He's a system administrator III for the AMCOM Command Group. "In the 30 years that Mike (Baker) has been around as historian we have met maybe less than five people born on the installation who moved away," Claus Martel, a historian in the Aviation and Missile Command's Historical Office, said. "I can think of no other person that's working here that's 40 years old (or younger) that was born on Redstone Arsenal."

  • Summer Employment Benefits Garrison, Students

    Aug 21, 2009

    The Garrison is at a critical point. Of its government employees, 28 percent are eligible for retirement, and many more will be eligible within the next few years. Due to the aging work force, preparations must be made for the future. The mission of the Garrison is to "continuously (provide) superior installation operations support and quality of life to enable Team Redstone's mission success." Besides the aging work force, Base Realignment and Closure will require more employees in order to accomplish this mission.

  • Newest Addition to Security Assistance Command

    Aug 21, 2009

    As more of their staff is relocated or hired in, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command is seeing their team come together at Redstone. Their newest member, Col. Gwendolyn Roland, is the director of regional operations for four of the organization's six global areas. She took over the position Aug 4. Roland's military career has spanned 23 years. During that time, she served all over the world. Her years of experience in ordnance, maintenance and forward support landed her an assignment as the security assistance officer to the Office of Military Cooperation in Egypt in 2003. Her time there, coupled with her field experience, gives her a unique perspective on what it is that USASAC does.

  • Retiring Worker Recalls Career of Opportunities

    Aug 21, 2009

    Pat Cross has gone from telephone operator to motor vehicle operator to administrative assistant in her 35 years of employment with the Department of Defense. And, along the way, she has ridden in a Huey helicopter and a tank, taken a maiden dependent voyage on the U.S.S. Aubrey Fitch, and helped make a difference as a member of the Civilian Welfare Fund Council and an executive with the Combined Federal Campaign. She has also managed to break through a few glass ceilings that, at the time, she didn't even know were there. "My dad was retired civil service, so working as a civil servant just seemed the natural thing for me to do," she said.

  • Huntsville Native Joins Senior Executive Service

    Aug 21, 2009

    Family, friends, colleagues and fellow members of Team Redstone gathered in Bob Jones Auditorium to share in the experience and bear witness as Steve Cornelius, associate director for missile development at Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, was sworn in as a member of the Senior Executive Service. Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, who officiated the ceremony, spoke of Cornelius' selection to the SES, and his dedication to Team Redstone and, most important, to the Soldier. "We got it right with this guy. I've been doing this thing in the Army for about 34 years and every once in a while I know what right looks like. It's about building a team and being able to make things better. It's about what we can do for others. This guy is made of gold. His heart is huge. These are the type of people we want to sustain the great work force that we have now and actually take it to the next level," Myles said.

  • Running Support

    Aug 21, 2009

  • Customer Service Survey Opens Next Week

    Aug 21, 2009

    Customers who live, work or do business at Redstone Arsenal will have an opportunity Aug. 24 through Sept. 18 to provide detailed feedback on all of the post's services. The 2009 annual Customer Service Assessment, which falls under Customer Management Services, is the Installation Management Command's annual Armywide program for collecting customer feedback and using the data to evaluate and improve the delivery of installation programs and services. The assessment is intended to answer the all important question affecting resource allocation in IMCOM: "What does it matter to Soldiers and to their families'"

  • 21st TSC welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Even the hottest day of this summer could not keep the large number of guests, Soldiers, civilian employees and Families away.

  • 21st TSC holds retreat, tattoo ceremony to honor former commanding general

    Aug 21, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 21st Theater Sustainment Command held a retreat and tattoo ceremony dedicated to its former commanding general at the parade field on Panzer Kaserne Aug. 19.

  • Exercise Pacific Reach 2009

    Aug 21, 2009

    Active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers from around the world converged on Yokohama North Dock, Tokyo, Japan for Exercise Pacific Reach 2009, Aug. 1-21. The Soldiers trained on how to draw prepositioned stocks, perform maintenance, and to test the capabilities of the prepositioned stock.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 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.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

  • 'Yank' magazine energized Soldiers, reminding them of the reasons for fighting

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Marine Reservists Hone Their Skills with Crane Army

    Aug 20, 2009

    Sixteen Marine Corps Reservist, broken into two groups of eight, from Greenville, S.C., enjoyed a unique opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills with ammunition handling while learning more about the shipping and storing processes involved while at Crane Army Ammunition Activity.

  • Depot signs $7.5M contract for turret trainer upgrades

    Aug 20, 2009

  • Armour charges audience to breakthrough, succeed

    Aug 20, 2009

    Vernice Armour shared her story in observance of Women's Equality Day at Anniston Army Depot, Ala., on Aug. 12.

  • VIPs salute 402nd Army Field Support Brigade's performance in Iraq

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Materiel Command's Commanding General, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, and the Principal Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logisitics and Technology, Dean G. Popps, visited the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and praised Soldiers, civilian employees and contract workers for their superb support of forces in the field.

  • 404th Army Field Support Brigade NCO trains hard for competition

    Aug 20, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Tensye Murrell trains for Army Sustainment Command NCO of the Year competition.

  • Army Field Support Battalions in Iraq earn Quartermaster honors

    Aug 20, 2009

    Both Army Field Support Battalions operating in Iraq named Distinguished Units of the Regiment by the Quartermaster of the Army, Brig. Gen. Jesse Cross.

  • Near End of the Line at Redstone

    Aug 19, 2009

    Lt. Col. Sean Cusker has walked in the boots of both an enlisted Soldier and an officer. With duty on both sides of the spectrum, he brings a unique point of view to his new assignment as commander of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion. Yet, no matter how he looks at it, building physically fit, confident, moral and highly skilled Soldiers ready to answer their nation's call is the top priority of Cusker's command team. "We want to be successful in making sure the Soldiers who come through here become a positive contributing member of their organization from the first day they arrive at their first job assignment," Cusker said. "They need to understand the technical and tactical side of the house when they leave here. They also need to understand the operational Army. "We have a vested interest to make sure these Soldiers adhere to the Army culture and know what it takes to be a successful Soldier."

  • CECOM executive earns 2008 Presidential Rank Award

    Aug 19, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- Edward C. Thomas, deputy to the CECOM LCMC commanding general, received the Senior Executive Service (SES) Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award late last month from Secretary of the Army Preston M. "Pete" Geren in ceremonies at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery.

  • On Path Toward Aviation Center of Excellence

    Aug 19, 2009

    One of the mandates of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission calls for the formation of a center of excellence for aviation at Redstone Arsenal. The future of that mandate is shaping up now. Today is the second in a two-day meeting of members of the Integrated Process Team of the newly formed Aviation Technology Center of Excellence at Redstone Arsenal. The concept, mission and structure of the ATCoE, which is overseen by an Executive Steering Group, will be presented publicly at the Advance Planning Briefings for Industry hosted by the Aviation and Missile Command Aug. 26-27 at the Von Braun Center.

  • Army delivers state-of-art helicopter to patrol border

    Aug 19, 2009

    With a handshake and the passing of a log book and keys, representatives from the Utility Helicopter Project Office to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency marked the delivery of the first of four UH-60M aircraft that will enter CBP service by July 2010.

  • AKO, DKO increase security measures

    Aug 19, 2009

    The Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online Web portals are changing procedures for users who log on without a common access card.

  • City of Watervliet, Arsenal to weather economic storm together

    Aug 19, 2009

    As the City of Chicago closed for business one day this week to shave millions off of a seriously challenged budget, the City of Watervliet has all hands on deck as it prepares to work its way through the current economic downturn. Public services, such as fire, police, and public works, are critical for this small city that is trying to maintain a quality of life that city leaders hope will not only stem the outflow of its citizens, but also are important to providing a good environment for local businesses such as the Army's Watervliet Arsenal, Mayor Michael Manning said today.

  • Soldiers learn to impart mental toughness on others

    Aug 19, 2009

    Some 50 Soldiers will finish up "master resiliency training" this week in Philadelphia, Pa., as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Commentary: Reflections of Kuwait

    Aug 18, 2009

    The heat is usually one of the first things that come to mind when mentioning a deployment to Kuwait. Yes, it does get hot, and yes, frequent dust storms tend to take the fun out of outdoor activity. Being a former Soldier, deployment to this area is nothing new. Since the last time I visited this little known vacation spot in '04, not much has changed. What I didn't realize sitting back at my comfortable desk at JMC was the tasks I had thought of as mundane and sometimes pointless, had direct impact in a theater of operations thousands of miles away.

  • Depot officially opens $85M engine plant

    Aug 18, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--The depot formally opened its new Powertrain Flexible Maintenance Facility on Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. with a ribbon cutting, signifying the end of a three-year construction project. Federal, state and local leaders were here to tour the facility, which houses overhaul and repair work on reciprocating diesel engines for combat vehicles.

  • WW II veterans reflect on how music helped them cope with wartime service

    Aug 17, 2009

    Battle of the Bulge veterans recently reflected on how popular music during their wartime service helped them to cope with their experiences.

  • Employees produce 100,000 Blue Force kits

    Aug 17, 2009

    Tobyhanna's workload on a key tracking system has reached new heights in support of warfighters around the world.

  • "Can-do" attitude helps employee earn quarterly award

    Aug 17, 2009

    A Systems Integration and Support Directorate employee earned a depot-level award for his dedication, training skills, and "can-do" attitude, which helps raise morale dedication and increases production in the Component Refinishing Branch.

  • Farmer takes command of PBCA

    Aug 17, 2009

    Storms and rain forced change of command activities for the Pine Bluff Chemical Activity inside the Arsenal Recreation Services Center July 14 as Lt. Col. Cliff R. Johnston, outgoing PBCA commander, passed the command colors to incoming commander Lt. Col. Nathaniel W. Farmer.

  • CARA-West mission is varied, dangerous at times

    Aug 17, 2009

    If you didn't know it, the 20th Support Command Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives Analytical Remediation Activity, also known as CARA-West resides here at Pine Bluff Arsenal. Formerly, known as the Army Technical Escort Unit, the team, made up of civilian chemical engineering technicians, has a varied and sometimes dangerous mission.

  • Hundreds attend Military Retiree Day

    Aug 17, 2009

    A crowd of over 550 attended Tobyhanna's annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day, Aug. 8, at the Mack Field House. The depot's Retirement Services Office (RSO) hosted the event.

  • Study: Arsenal is 'best in class' in safety

    Aug 17, 2009

    Someone is keeping an eye on Pine Bluff Arsenal when it comes to the area of safety.

  • Chemical Soldiers visit Anniston Activity, incinerator

    Aug 14, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has the mission of safely storing the U.S. stockpile of chemical munitions in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon, and Utah. CMA is also managing the safe demilitarization of the stockpile in Alabama, Arkansas, Oregon, and Utah. Since operations began in 1990, 65 percent of the stockpile (20,425 tons), in more than 2,198,500 individual munitions and containers, has been eliminated. Chemical Corps (Dragon) Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., wanted to see some of the stockpile and learn how it was being demilitarized. They traveled to Anniston (Ala.) Army Depot and did just that.

  • AMC Retirement and Recognition Ceremony

    Aug 14, 2009

    Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command held a quarterly retirement and recognition ceremony at Fort Belvoir and Redstone Arsenal Aug. 14. Awards at Fort Belvoir were presented by Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC commanding general, and Sgt. Maj. Jeffery J. Mellinger, AMC command sergeant major. Awards at Redstone Arsenal were presented by Lane Collie, HQAMC-Forward senior leader representative, pricipal deputy, G-3/5.

  • CECOM LCMC CG to Keynote at Pre-LandWarNet Commercial Satellite Users' Conference

    Aug 14, 2009

    The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that Major General Randolph P. Strong, Commanding General of CECOM LCMC, Fort Monmouth, NJ, will keynote the 2nd Army Commercial SATCOM Users' Workshop, held on Monday, August 17th, 2009, the pre-day of the LandWarNet 2009 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  • Soldiers learn proper way to stab their battle buddy

    Aug 14, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Golden Cargo at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant recently enhanced their combat preparedness by taking the Combat life Saver Course conducted by the MCAAP fire department.A,A

  • Flight school leaders revise, improve training

    Aug 14, 2009

    In an effort to improve officer and Aviator training efficiency, the Army is revising its existing career development model.

  • Firefighters earn Army applause

    Aug 14, 2009

    Fort Rucker community members can take comfort in knowing their firefighting force is top notch. Four Fort Rucker and 6th Military Police Detachment - Fire Protection Division (FPD) firefighters recently earned Army and Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Southeast awards for heroism and excellence.

  • 'Bravo' effort -- Engineers wrap up Iraq deployment

    Aug 14, 2009

    The "Bravo Beasts" of B Company, 46th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Engineer Brigade are wrapping up their 15-month deployment in Iraq. They are preparing to return home to Fort Rucker in early September.

  • Major General Kevin R. McBride, Assistant Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard

    Aug 14, 2009

    Major General Kevin R. McBride assumed his duties as the U.S. Army Materiel Command's Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, on Feb. 1, 2009.

  • Dream Team

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Book Captures Spirit of Magazine Cartoonist

    Aug 13, 2009

    As the Army's PS Magazine celebrates its 58th year in publication, a book about its history is hot off the presses. The author, Paul Fitzgerald, tells the history of celebrated graphic novelist and artist Will Eisner, who spent 21 years bringing the material in PS Magazine to life. "PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly has been in existence for over 58 years. In any organization that's been around that long, you run the risk of losing the institutional memories, the earliest anecdotes and stories, and the actual truth involved with your organization's origin," Stuart Henderson, production manager at PS Magazine, said. "None of our current staff members were with PS during those early years. I know of only four living people who were, and one of them is Paul Fitzgerald."

  • Army transporters: In it for the long haul

    Aug 13, 2009

    Working long hours with little recuperation time is often the life of a transporter. Army transporters during Golden Cargo annual training welcomed the training and experience- because they are in it for the long haul.

  • Interns Take Team Building on the Road

    Aug 13, 2009

    People joining the Redstone work force hear a lot about team building. A group of interns from the AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate found a creative way to put the idea into action. They took team building to the beach. Nine interns, including two from the Integrated Materiel Management Center, headed south June 19-24 to Destin, Fla. The idea was to have fun while building their relationships and getting to know one another.

  • Army Showcased at AUSA Annual Meeting

    Aug 13, 2009

    If you want to be close to the heartbeat of the Army, then attending the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army is the place to be. Set for Oct. 4-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the nation's capitol, the 2009 AUSA Annual Meeting will provide its members with presentations by high-level Army officials, more than 500 Army and industry exhibits, and professional development forums for Soldiers, Army family members and industry executives. More than 30,000 attendees, including senior leaders from the Army, Department of Defense and Congress, will participate. "The purpose of the annual meeting and associated exhibitions is to recognize the achievements of Soldiers and AUSA chapters during the previous year, provide a forum for discussion of pertinent issues impacting our Soldiers and the Army, and provide training for chapter leadership in organizing their individual chapter activities," said retired Col. Steve Taylor, president of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of AUSA.

  • Local Firefighters Learn Ropes at Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 13, 2009

    "Where's the elevator at'" quipped a firefighter as he climbed the steps of an old NASA test stand. The mothballed test stand and a nearby blockhouse were the site the afternoon of Aug. 5 for an Alabama Fire College Rope Rescue Class. Redstone Fire and Emergency Services conducted the training last week for Redstone, Huntsville and Madison firefighters. "It's a 40-hour class," Jeff Burns, one of the three instructors, said. "It's called technical rope rescue, it's a rope rescue class."

  • Head Lice Represent Touchy Subject at School

    Aug 13, 2009

    They're as small as a pencil lead yet just mentioning them makes people start to itch. What are they' Head lice! With school starting, these little pests will be moving through school age heads with a vengeance. Students, parents and teachers should know how head lice are transmitted and how to recognize and treat infestations.

  • Message of Loss and Hope for Suicide Prevention

    Aug 13, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham's resume reads like a who's who of an aspiring career Soldier - service in Desert Storm, first active duty Army colonel to command a National Guard brigade in peacetime, director of the largest military evacuation following the Hurricane Katrina devastation in New Orleans, deputy commander of the U.S. Army North at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and currently the commander of Division West and Fort Carson, Colo. Graham's resume includes numerous other assignments in his 32 years of military service along with numerous awards and decorations. But, in coming years, Graham may become best known for the losses he and his wife and their daughter have suffered during the past six years - the suicide death of son Kevin, a top ROTC cadet, in 2003, and the death of son Jeff, a second lieutenant, in 2004 as a result of a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq.

  • DoD logistics information system transfers to CECOM software center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT LEE, Va. - It will be a bit of a homecoming when sustainment and system management responsibilities for one of the Department of Defense's primary logistics information systems transfer this fall from an Army systems acquisitions organization to one dedicated to life-cycle sustainment.

  • Mechanics keep everything in motion

    Aug 13, 2009

  • Workers Meet Browning the Bomb Detection Dog

    Aug 13, 2009

    It was hard not to notice the exuberant, happy-go-lucky English Labrador retriever bounding through the parking lot at building 5436 on Aug. 3. But there was much more to this chocolate lab than the friendly look on his face. Browning, who was visiting with his handler Troy Chaffee, is a highly trained, bomb-sniffing police dog. He is trained to recognize more than 22,000 chemical odors singularly or combined to make explosives. Browning and Chaffee, a deputy sheriff, are a certified ordnance recognition team and members of the King County Sheriff's Department in Seattle, Wash.

  • Gear in place for Afghanistan surge

    Aug 13, 2009

    A coordinated Army team provides strategic communications equipment in Afghanistan in time for a U.S. ramp-up in the war-torn country.

  • Crane Army Boosts Its Industrial Hygiene Program

    Aug 13, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity improved its industrial hygiene office this summer in an effort to strengthen its safety conditions and improve the quality of the workplace for its employees.

  • Marine JROTC Leader Sets Winning Example

    Aug 13, 2009

    Everette "Red" Hodges doesn't mind telling teenagers about his service with the Marines. As the Marine JROTC senior instructor at Johnson High, he gets asked a lot about his experiences in the service. He provides answers as far as the questions require. But it's leadership and citizenship that this top-notch instructor is most concerned about. "We don't recruit for anyone," Hodges said. "We want to help develop young people into good leaders and good citizens. Whether you work at McDonald's or go into the Marines, leadership is always important.

  • Junior Soldiers take on leadership role, maintain accountability

    Aug 13, 2009

    Two junior, enlisted Soldiers were given a hefty role during Golden Cargo and they completed it successfully. The opportunity gave them a hands-on training and leadership experience that they can take with them throughout their military career.

  • It's Back to School Days on Post

    Aug 12, 2009

    This is the first week of school for Redstone youngsters. And this is the first year that the city of Huntsville will provide all of Redstone's school bus transportation. Redstone Arsenal shut down its school bus operation in phases last year, ending with transportation for elementary school children. This is the first year that the city will transport the elementary school youngsters in addition to the high school and middle school kids. "We won't be doing the service. It'll all be done by (contractor) Durham downtown," Carl Pack, motor pool operations supervisor for Northrop Grumman, said. "I don't have any school bus operation anymore. It's all been assigned to the city."

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • The Grey Beards of CAMDS

    Aug 12, 2009

    Some had been Soldiers, some were civilian construction workers, some were laboratory chemists and others were already skilled in chemical weapons production. All of them arrived at the Chemical Agent Munitions Disposal System in Tooele County, Utah in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

  • MCAAP firefighters provide HAZMAT certification

    Aug 12, 2009

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant firefighters provided HAZMAT certification during Golden Cargo annual training recently to Army Reserve Soldiers of the 395th Ammunition Ordnance Company, Appleton, Wis.

  • Sergeant Matthew Phelan prepares for the Army's Best Warrior 2009-2010 NCO of the Year Competit

    Aug 12, 2009

    Every Soldier in the Army's Best Warrior 2009-2010 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Competition faces a grueling five-day test of skill and endurance, but one competitor faces a unique challenge that began before his first board appearance.

  • New AMC Band facility contract awarded

    Aug 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Mobile District awarded the building contract for the new U.S. Army Materiel Command Band facility Aug. 7.

  • Huntsville Native becomes a member of the Senior Executive Service

    Aug 11, 2009

    Family, friends, colleagues, and fellow members of Team Redstone gathered in the Bob Jones Auditorium to share in the experience and bear witness as C. Stephen Cornelius, Associate Director for Missile Development, Aviation and Missile Research Development, and Engineering Center was sworn in as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

  • Educated Soldiers win wars, TRADOC tells educators

    Aug 11, 2009

    "The side that has the smartest Soldiers ... is the side that wins war."

  • The best Army invention ever

    Aug 11, 2009

    The Army P-38 can opener has provided to be much more versatile through the years for resourceful Soldiers, from an aid to cleaning weapons to makeshift ornaments for an artificial Christmas tree.

  • GNEC enhances situational understanding, efficiency and readiness for expeditionary forces

    Aug 11, 2009

    The final steps of family readiness activities and sustainment training alone, keeps Soldiers thoroughly occupied just prior to their deployment. But for an expeditionary unit, becoming acclimated with the situational intelligence of the area of responsibility to which they will deploy is critical. The virtual environment in the Army's Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC) will allow them to do so from the convenience of their own pre-deployment headquarters.

  • Training keeps the movement of Army equipment in Europe on track

    Aug 11, 2009

    VILSECK, Germany - Soldiers attending the Combined Arms Training Center's Unit Movement Officer Course, held in Vilseck, put their acquired knowledge to use during a practical exercise which evaluated their ability to properly secure and move military equipment for deployments.

  • Safety courses move to Army Learning Management System

    Aug 10, 2009

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center staff migrated 15 of the center's main distance learning courses from the Army Training Support Center Blackboard system to the Army Learning Management System, know as ALMS.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Electrical Fabrication Support Branch

    Aug 10, 2009

    The Electrical Fabrication Support Branch's 45 employee's support the warfighter by fabricating a multitude of electrical power assets. The shop is in the final stages of a self-initiated Lean process renovation, which will improve efficiency and protect the team from injury. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support Directorate's Electronic Services Division. Branch employees fabricate power assets for programs such as AN/TPQ-36 and 37 Firefinder, Satellite Communications, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System, power distribution illumination system (electrical), and AN/ASM-146, 147, 189 and 190 shelters. Some of the products the team produces include power distribution boxes, generator control boxes, Rack 100s and power cables. The team also travels around the globe to support several missions.

  • Up-armored truck helps workers design, modify CREW brackets

    Aug 10, 2009

    The presence of an up-armored truck on-post helps Tobyhanna engineers fabricate and modify brackets for a counter improvised explosive device system.

  • Maintaining trucks one wrench turn at a time

    Aug 10, 2009

    Army Reserve mechanics keep Golden Cargo annual training mission alive at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., by keeping trucks on the road.

  • Garrison Supports Strong Families

    Aug 10, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is promoting strong military families by sponsoring several programs, national and local, to give servicemembers and DoD employees the tools to develop a strong marriage. Joe Walker, garrison family advocacy program manager, arranged for more than 20 military and civilian couples to participate in two separate programs, a Marital and Relationship Conference and "A Weekend to Remember," both at no charge and one with free day care. The weekend conferences were filled with classes, speakers and workshops designed to foster better communications between married and almost-married pairs. The benefit to the military is obvious, Walker said. "When you are talking about marriage counseling you are talking about prevention," he said. "Anything that you can do to ensure the safety and wholeness of a family helps ensure readiness for the mission and helps the families know that we are here for them, the greater military family."

  • Head 'em up, move 'em out

    Aug 10, 2009

    Army Reserve Soldiers of the 189th Trailer Transfer Point Detachment, Council Bluffs, Iowa, participated in this year's Golden Cargo annual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where they organized convoys for trips to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Okla., and Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Ind.

  • Mechanic shares expertise, keeps convoys rolling

    Aug 10, 2009

    It only takes one Soldier to keep a group of mechanics in synch so that a battalion full of transportation companies can accomplish their missions. Army Staff Sgt. Walter Chambers, a family man and heavy equipment mechanic in his civilian life, is here supporting Golden Cargo operations for the fourth time.

  • 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference to take place next week

    Aug 10, 2009

    The 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition will take place August 17-20, 2009, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The theme for this year's event is Space & Missile Defense...the Path Forward.

  • Brigade finishes preparations, deploys

    Aug 7, 2009

    Members of the 38th Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Iraq for one year Aug. 2, but before departing, CAB troops prepared to go downrange by simulating different mission and deployment issues.

  • Military spouses advance with MyCAA

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Obtaining full replacement value on PCS move-damaged property

    Aug 7, 2009

  • More than 500 attend Rock Island Arsenal's third annual Industry Day

    Aug 7, 2009

    It was a perfect 76 degree sunny day when the Rock Island Arsenal when it hosted its third annual Industry Day August 6. The purpose of the event was to provide a forum for networking and visibility to businesses interested in partnering with us and the Army. The event was attended by more than 146 vendors, and 800 visitors from industry leaders and the community.

  • Commentary: Leaders can lead the effort to reduce PT injuries

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Injuries: the modern military epidemic

    Aug 7, 2009

  • MRICD-led effort results in publication of comprehensive textbook

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Purple violas will be blooming Aug. 7

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Commentary: Opening of the Defense Acquisition University

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Army on track to power Fort Irwin with sunshine

    Aug 7, 2009

    Out in California, the Army has chosen a developer to build a 500-megawatt solar power plant that will provide Fort Irwin with "energy security."

  • Soldiers can find a sympathetic ear online, through TRIAP

    Aug 7, 2009

    Soldiers who need somebody to talk to, any time of the day or night, can turn to the TRICARE Assistance Program.

  • Forbes ranks West Point as nation's top college

    Aug 7, 2009

    A report released Wednesday by Forbes magazine ranked the U.S. Military Academy as the top college in the country in their America's Best College review.

  • College interns at ARL take home the gold

    Aug 7, 2009

  • APG Unit Ministry Teams celebrate Chaplain Corps anniversary in Arlington

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Residence-related Army accidents down by more than 100

    Aug 6, 2009

    US Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center sees a reduction in residence-related accidents for this fiscal year.

  • Vietnam Veteran, NCOs lead the way during Golden Cargo

    Aug 6, 2009

    There is a small fraternity of Vietnam veterans and an even smaller number still serving in the military today. One of them, however, was here during the Golden Cargo exercise to participate in training, provide leadership, and more importantly, to bestow upon the Soldiers his many years of military experience.

  • ATC improves business processes through Lean Six Sigma

    Aug 6, 2009