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  • Rifleman radio to net every Soldier

    Jun 25, 2009

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

  • Medics turn aid station into Afghan emergency room

    Jun 25, 2009

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

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

    Jun 25, 2009

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

  • Network-based field tests underway for BCT modernization

    Jun 24, 2009

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

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

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

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

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

  • May 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

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

  • February 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

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

  • April 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 24, 2009

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

  • Garrison employee recognized for service "over and above"

    Jun 24, 2009

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

  • Anniston celebrates Army's birthday

    Jun 24, 2009

  • Change of command at Fort Monmouth

    Jun 24, 2009

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

  • Aviation Program Executive Outlines Objectives

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Season of Change at Schoolhouse

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Community Steps Out to Honor Armed Forces

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Top Pro Bowlers to Roll into Redstone

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • First Pitch

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Soldier Show Deemed Great Success

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Drive earns Geren Soldier of the Year honors

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • 22nd Chemical Battalion remembers Cameron's dad

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Where are all the yellow ribbons'

    Jun 23, 2009

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

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

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Working to save best parts of Future Combat Systems

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Product Change

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Redstone Makes Cents to Accountant

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Soldiers Soak Up Training to Stay Alive

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • AMCOM's New Chief of Staff Jumps into Assignment

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Opportunity Takes Redstone Officer to Kuwait

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Army Community Service Opens Doors for Celebration

    Jun 23, 2009

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

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

    Jun 23, 2009

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

  • Redstone Recognizes NCO/Soldier of Year

    Jun 22, 2009

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

  • Vice Chief of Staff Lauds Community

    Jun 22, 2009

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

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

    Jun 22, 2009

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

  • USASMA hands out diplomas to 274 Nonresident Course students

    Jun 22, 2009

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

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    Jun 22, 2009

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

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jun 19, 2009

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

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

    Jun 19, 2009

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

  • PBA Fire Department wins department of year for SE Region

    Jun 19, 2009

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

  • Army Birthday

    Jun 19, 2009

  • Out of this world

    Jun 19, 2009

    Army astronaut Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough representing the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command presents a montage to the Soldier Show participants at the end of the 3 p.m. show June 17 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. The montage included photographs and a crew patch as well as a small flag which was flown in space during Kimbrough's mission to the International Space Station in November as part of STS-126.

  • Wreath laying ceremony commemorates fourth Sergeant Major of the Army - Fort Sam Houston pays tribut

    Jun 18, 2009

    To coincide with the Army's Birthday and concluding the day's events veterans, civilians and Family members gathered at a place of remembrance, the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery June 12, for a traditional wreath laying ceremony to remember and honor Sgt. Maj. Leon Van Autreve, the fourth Sergeant Major of the Army. Medal of Honor recipients; Staff Sgt, Lucian Adams, Sgt. Jose M. Lopez, Tech. Sgt. Cleto Rodriguez, Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez, and Warrant Officer (then Sgt. 1st Class) Louis Rocco, heard the call and answered it with their acts of bravery and selfless sacrifice.

  • Fort Monmouth interns show JROTC students 'high tech' side of the Army

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Students receive a lesson in history, life

    Jun 18, 2009

  • GAPG Web site has a new look

    Jun 18, 2009

  • PTDS serves as surveillance force multiplier

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Save a Life Tour gives Soldiers an eye opening experience

    Jun 18, 2009

  • JPEO CBD holds Change of Charter

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Army exhibits advanced technologies to top students in nation

    Jun 18, 2009

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

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Soldiers can find housing online

    Jun 18, 2009

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

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

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Hundreds gather to plan Army Reset for Afghanistan, Iraq

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Disaster preparedness Aviation Center's top priority

    Jun 18, 2009

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

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

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • NCO balances mission and humor

    Jun 18, 2009

  • Students graduate from Army's oldest career program

    Jun 18, 2009

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

  • Program Manager Pushes Equal Opportunity

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Garrison Workers Help Students with Disabilities

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Brigade Credits Team Effort During Accreditation

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • 'I Never Felt Sorry for Myself'

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Members of Greatest Generation Recognized

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Army Emergency Relief Reaches 2009 Goal

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Accounting Graduate Figures on Long Career

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Army releases new sustainment manual

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Preserving a Legacy Brick-by-Brick

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Army taking first steps to replace cancelled manned ground vehicle

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Army's Birthday Celebrated by Soldiers of all Ages

    Jun 17, 2009

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

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

    Jun 17, 2009

  • RDECOM at science and technology showcase

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • FCS transitioning to BCT Modernization Strategy

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Providing Service with Available Funds

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Ammunition Experts Awarded For Service

    Jun 17, 2009

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

  • Government charge cards can now be used for moving expenses

    Jun 17, 2009

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

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

    Jun 16, 2009

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

  • PEO Soldier showcases gear at Pentagon

    Jun 16, 2009

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

  • JLOTS 2009

    Jun 16, 2009

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

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

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • New York celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • Dunwoody throws first pitch at Yankees game

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • AMC celebrates Army's 234th birthday

    Jun 15, 2009

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

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

    Jun 15, 2009

  • Fort Rucker opens new water park

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • Army wins three Effie Awards for marketing

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • First amputee graduates from WOCC

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • Guard unit finds home at Tobyhanna

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • Tobyhanna observes Memorial Day

    Jun 15, 2009

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

  • UMCDF surpasses 5 million safe hours

    Jun 12, 2009

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

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

    Jun 12, 2009

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

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

    Jun 12, 2009

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

  • Sergeant Major Academy seeks input on name change

    Jun 12, 2009

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

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

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Product Manager Launches Rocketry for Eighth-Graders

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Youngsters Blast Off for Space Camp

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Carnell Dug his Career as Chief Warrant Officer

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Griffith Takes Stand on Defense at Test Week

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Redstone Tenant has Right Chemistry for Safety

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • When War's Images Follow Soldiers Home

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • Bright Future Seen for Missile Launch System

    Jun 11, 2009

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

  • RDECOM career counselor goes extra miles for Soldiers

    Jun 11, 2009

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