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  • Flying High on Army's Wings

    Apr 30, 2009

    It was an evening for Army aviation at the annual awards dinner April 20 hosted by the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association. The local NDIA chapter presented its more prestigious award - the Medaris Award - to a retired major general who brought the Army's Program Executive Office for Aviation to Redstone Arsenal in 1997 and who continues his work as a civilian leader in the Army's aviation field. Described as a man of integrity, a Soldier warrior, an excellent boss and mentor, a scholar and an intellectual, and a friend, retired Maj. Gen. James Snider was presented with the 2009 Medaris Award by longtime friend and Redstone Arsenal executive Gary Nenninger. The Medaris Award is named in honor of the late Maj. Gen. John Medaris, commander of the Army Ordnance Missile Command during the early years of space exploration. It is presented to individuals who have demonstrated technical excellence in promoting the nation's defense preparedness.

  • NCO of Quarter Competitors Pushed to Limit

    Apr 30, 2009

    They are our leaders and teachers. They are the first to arrive to work and the last to leave. They are the best at what they do. And for this quarter, they met at Redstone to see who would become the Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter. Four of 59th Ordnance Brigade's best NCOs across the Army battled April 16-17 to see who would take home this quarter's top honor. In the two days, these NCOs were pushed and weathered. They were tested on their leadership skill, basic Soldier skills, marksmanship, simulation training and fitness. Staff Sgt. Scottie Williams, advanced individual training platoon sergeant with B Company, 73rd Ordnance Battalion, and Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Orozco, EOD instructor with 59th, were the top finalists. After the formal board competition, Williams was announced the winner. "I feel great right now," joked Williams after winning the competition. "The entire event was challenging and full of great competitors. The NCOs in this competition, they really push you do be your best. One minute you think you're out, and they push you back in. Everyone challenged each other and we really had a great competition because of that."

  • Redstone Thanks Volunteers for their Selfless Service

    Apr 30, 2009

    It can be kind of fun being the youngest person to be recognized at a volunteer awards luncheon. First, there's all the attention that comes from having a million-dollar smile and being the shortest in the bunch. And then there's also getting out of school, spending time with your mom, a certificate of appreciation, a photo with a general and all the great food prepared by the staff at the Officers and Civilians Club. But the thing 8-year-old Ahmahd Basham liked the best about the 25th annual Installation Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 21 was the commander's coin that Maj. Gen. Jim Myles slipped into his pocket. It was also kind of neat for the second-grader to be honored at a luncheon that included his friend - 9-year-old, third-grader Imani Walker. "We're like brother and sister," Imani said.

  • Young Students Study Nature on Post

    Apr 30, 2009

    Fourth- and fifth-graders from Priceville Elementary and from Monte Sano Elementary converged on the Outdoor Classroom at Redstone's Path to Nature to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. The day began with 145 kids from Priceville and 40 from Monte Sano gathering under a tent to have a little chat with Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli. "We do this every year. It's our 15th year doing this on Redstone Arsenal," Pastorelli told the crowd. "I have an environmental division at the Garrison that works hand-in-hand with the community. They do our outreach and make sure we're doing what's right for the environment." Before gathering around the site chosen to plant a tree this year, Pastorelli gestured to the mature trees around the clearing. "We've got some other trees here that we've planted and you can see that over time, they grow," he said. "Just like yourselves."

  • Sun Shines on Day Kids Visit Workplace

    Apr 30, 2009

    "It's a lot of fun!" said Jensen Call when asked about all the military hardware he got to sit in, climb on, look through and play with during Thursday's annual Bring Your Child to Work Day. Those simple words were repeated again and again by girls and boys who came to work with their moms and dads. Their day began at the post parade field where Team Redstone put on a show of military hardware displays and demonstrations. For many, the day concluded with a visit to mom's or dad's workplace and special organizational activities. A total of 1,075 children participated in Bring Your Child to Work Day, an annual event organized by the Aviation and Missile Command. With sunny skies overhead, there was plenty of educational fun for youngsters of all ages at the parade field. The Redstone police provided their always-popular police dog demonstration. There were also demonstrations by the Hazardous Devices School, Environmental Services, the Redstone Fire Department and many other organizations. But the military hardware displays seemed to be the biggest hit with kids.

  • Arsenal becomes new GSA vehicle marshalling site

    Apr 30, 2009

    Effective Jan. 1, 2009, the Pine Bluff Arsenal is the new marshalling site for all U.S. General Services Administration vehicles utilized in the state of Arkansas.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Korea exercise

    Apr 30, 2009

    Article describes 403rd Army Field Support Battalion North East Asia's participation in Ket Resolve/Foal Eagle 09 exercise in Korea

  • Health care, communication top retiree concerns

    Apr 30, 2009

    Health care continues to be the single greatest issue for both current and future retired Soldiers, according to the Chief of Staff of the Army Retiree Council.

  • AMC, TACOM command sergeants major weigh in on ANAD

    Apr 30, 2009

    Anniston Army Depot's Sgt. Maj. Tony Butler hosted leaders within Army Materiel Command on April 22 during the visit of Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger of AMC and Command Sgt. Maj. Otis Cuffee of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • Anniston CFC celebrates 600-plus leadership givers

    Apr 30, 2009

  • NCO balances roles as leader, Family guy

    Apr 30, 2009

    NCO balances roles as leader, Family guy

  • New AMC G-1 visits Redstone Arsenal

    Apr 29, 2009

    William Marriott, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy chief of staff - personnel, visited Redstone Arsenal, Ala., April 21-23 and met with local leaders, members of the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, and HQAMC-Forward.

  • APG Armed Forces Day activities set for May 16

    Apr 29, 2009

    APG will showcase what the armed forces are doing today and honor those who have come before us and those who lost their lives defending this country

  • SMA salutes Walter Reed for 100 years of service

    Apr 29, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer helped Walter Reed Army Medical Center celebrate the centennial of its opening and the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer by leading an early-morning formation run Tuesday.

  • Former POW provides unique perspective to NCO Academy students

    Apr 29, 2009

    Former Iraq War POW and current APG NCO Instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools shares experiences with students

  • Depot Commander receives an award from the State of Utah

    Apr 29, 2009

    "30 Women to Watch," in Utah luncheon held in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 23. COL Yolanda C. Dennis-Lowman, Tooele Army Depot commander is one of thirty professinoal women in Utah recognized with this award.

  • Tooele Army Depot anticipates approx. $4M in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding

    Apr 29, 2009

    Dept. of Defense has authorized Tooele Army Depot approx. $4M of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for projects to include, minor family housing repairs, repairing fire suppression systems, installing solar walls on 14 bldgs and completing road repairs. This will support the local economy with job impact with local contractors.

  • Hawaii-based Soldiers Inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army-Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club hosted its quarterly induction ceremony, Wednesday at the Hale Ikena here, and also recognized two Dr. Mary E. Walker award recipients. Four new members were inducted into SAMC, which recognizes exemplary performance by noncommissioned officers (NCOs) throughout the Army.

  • Combat Sustainment Soldiers Train For Deployment

    Apr 28, 2009

    One year ago, Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion returned from a long deployment in Iraq. No strangers to training, the Soldiers traveled to Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in April to hone their war fighting capabilities for any future deployments.

  • 'Voices of Men' Informs, Educates Hawaii Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2009

    To the music of "Eye of the Tiger," the feminist, activist Ben Atherton-Zeman took the spotlight at 9th Mission Support Command Auditorium April 22 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, to raise awareness about sexual assault. As part of the nationwide observance this month to raise awareness about one of the country's most under-reported crimes, Defense Department officials have developed initiatives and unconventional teaching methods to help prevent sexual assault.

  • General Passes on Love of Reading

    Apr 28, 2009

    MG Raymond Mason, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command made a special trip to Gustav H. Webling Elementary School, April 17 to promote reading and the month of the military child.

  • Army destroys 60 percent of U.S. chemical weapons

    Apr 28, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency officials announced the destruction of 60 percent of our country's declared chemical weapon stockpile.

  • Crane Army completes LSS Black Belt project

    Apr 28, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity recently completed a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt project designed to address visual output variation of 120mm illumination candles. The project sought to reduce day to day variation seen in the visual light output of 120mm illumination candles tested here at the U.S. Navy Light Tunnel. The project looked only at factors of the light tunnel and did not address sources of variation from the production process itself.

  • Army Awards Contract to Build "Phase Two" Campus Facility

    Apr 27, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $102,015,000 contract to James G. Davis Construction Corp., April 20, to build the Command and Control and Communications Network Transport (C2CNT)-East facility on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Army employees set new standard, save DOD millions

    Apr 27, 2009

    Logistics Support Activity and Defense Logistics Agency employees teamed up to win the 2008 Defense Standardization Program Achievement Award for helping the Department of Defense save millions of dollars.

  • Employees repair, return VIS components

    Apr 27, 2009

    Critical communications assets are being overhauled here as part of a $4.4 million dollar repair and return program.

  • Army "On-the-move" team takes first in Jersey Shore Relay

    Apr 24, 2009

    U.S. Army product manager at Fort Monmouth, N.J., took a break from planning for its annual integrated technology demonstration to support Special Olympics in the 13th Annual Jersey Shore Relay April 18.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Kandahar troops

    Apr 24, 2009

    During a recent visit to Kandahar, Afghanistan, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey talked with Soldiers over dinner, delivered a brief address and answered questions during a town hall meeting.

  • Exercise, exercise, exercise: Fort Rucker trains for the worst

    Apr 24, 2009

    Fort Rucker's Force Protection Exercise (FPE) climaxed April 23 when a mock terrorist detonated a suicide bomb among first response team members in the Allen Heights neighborhood.

  • Preston recognizes NCO success

    Apr 23, 2009

    Eighteen new noncommissioned officers were among those who received kudos from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston here April 16.

  • Arsenal's Spartan 14: Elitist without elitism

    Apr 23, 2009

    Among the nearly 600 Watervliet Arsenal employees is a small group of adventurists who should be called the Spartan 14. These 14 are not exactly like King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, but don't think that these select few are anything other than warriors who readily accept risk when others may take the safer road. These elite machinists make up the Arsenal's prototype components development team.

  • Local Students Shadow Redstone Workers for Day

    Apr 23, 2009

    Sixty students from Huntsville High and Johnson High took part in the annual Job Shadow Day at Redstone Arsenal on Thursday. The students were given tours, hands-on experiences, and mentoring from the Software Engineering Directorate, Prototype Integration Facility, and the Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment labs. But new this year is the integration of a pilot program called Army Education Outreach Program launched by the Aviation and Missile Command. The AEOP is designed to engage and guide students and teachers in science, math, engineering and technology. Shadow Day was hosted by AMCOM in partnership with the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. "Today, you are a part of an effort to explain what we do," said Ronnie Chronister, AMCOM deputy commander. He welcomed the students at SED and explained the command's mission as it relates to the different organizations that the students were about to experience. "What we do is all about supporting Soldiers out there who are fighting for us every day."

  • Children Hunt for Eggs, Candy at Vincent Park

    Apr 23, 2009

    Cloudy skies and cool temperatures didn't keep the crowds away during the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 11 at Vincent Park. More than 500 children and their families participated in the event, sponsored by Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation's Child Youth and School Services. "It is a testament to this program that this event gets larger and larger every year," said Andre Terry, chief of CYSS.

  • When Nature plays rough--Part 2

    Apr 23, 2009

    The state of Kentucky was not surprised during the last week of January this year by an incapacitating ice-storm. But while residents in the storms path had adequate warning, many of them did not understand the severity of the warning. Countless people throughout the state were stuck in homes with no heat, electricity, or water, and few options. Area shelters were open to feed thousands of people who were without, and provide shelter to those who needed a warm place to sleep, as temperatures dipped into the teens.

  • Community Turns Out to Cheer Reserve Engineers

    Apr 23, 2009

    Spc. Ryan Roussell of Huntsville and Spc. David Allen of Madison have something they are taking with them to Iraq that will remind them of home in Alabama. They are taking each other. The two Reserve Soldiers have been friends since they were little boys. Now, they are marching off together to join in overseas contingency operations as members of the Reserve's 375th Engineering Company based in Huntsville. Both single, the two Soldiers are looking forward to seeing a different part of the world, serving their country while wearing the uniform and making a difference in the lives of people who have lived through war, death and destruction. They will be among 180 Soldiers who will deploy to Iraq for a year to join efforts in rebuilding forward operating bases, and community buildings and infrastructure. "I'm ready for it and I'm excited. I'm ready to go and do what needs to be done for the country and come back safe," Roussell said, as his family surrounded him following a deployment ceremony for the 375th at Butler High School on April 11. "It's good," said his grandfather, 84-year-old Bill Roussell, a World War II veteran. "He wouldn't be satisfied unless he went over there. He's been a Soldier for two years and this is what he needs to do."

  • When Nature Plays Rough-- part 1

    Apr 23, 2009

    Story was designed to be a "call to action" for disaster preparation by recounting the F5 tornado that hit this area 35 years ago this month. It is a two-part story that ends with the ice storm that crippled most of this state earlier this year. The interviews were with people who were affected by both events, how they handled them, and how they prepare. It includes information from Emergency Management Operations, and talks about "Ready Army."

  • SDDC top civilian presented Presidential Rank Award

    Apr 23, 2009

    SDDC's Patricia Young, deputy to the commander, was among twenty-two civilian Airmen who earned special recognition in a ceremony held at the Women's Memorial at Arlington Cemetery April 17.

  • Garrison Intern Learning Other Side of Mission

    Apr 22, 2009

    Sonya Fultz understands about supporting Soldiers. She was one for 24 years. Fultz retired from active duty in 2005 as the supply property accountability NCO for the 59th Ordnance Brigade. She has returned to the Army as a civilian in the Garrison Intern Program. "I loved what I did for the Army," she said. "So when openings were posted, I applied." Fultz has started her first rotation in the Directorate of Logistics since she came onboard at the beginning of March. While she is getting used to the civilian side of things, logistics is something she understands. "I'm supporting reconciliations," she said. "What we do is identify organizations who have requisitions open to find out if they still need the equipment, if we should cancel the request or if we can help them to make sure they get what they need on time."

  • New unit looks to defend Army in Cyberspace

    Apr 22, 2009

    Providing protection and centralization of the Army's computer network system while also making connectivity and information accessible to the war fighter is crucial in supporting military objectives.

  • Tobyhanna celebrates military children during April

    Apr 22, 2009

    Tobyhanna joins the Defense Department and communities throughout the world in continuing the 23-year tradition of recognizing the importance of military children this month.

  • Workers showcase capabilities during visit

    Apr 22, 2009

    During an April 2 visit Maj. Gen. Dennis E. Lutz, commander of the 335th Signal Command, was briefed on depot operations and Lean Six Sigma, toured the High Tech Regional Training Site and met with members of the Bravo Company, 392 Signal Battalion.

  • Congressmen tours depot facilities

    Apr 22, 2009

    U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pa. 11th District, toured the Child Development Center (CDC) as part of his April 8 visit to the depot.

  • Tooele Army Depot receives State permit to run Hydrolysis Plant

    Apr 22, 2009

    Through a partnership established in 2001 to develop a new and innovative process to provide an environmentally friendly method for the demilitarization of small aluminum bodied munitions, Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) received an operating permit Jan. 26 from Utah state officials allowing for operation for the Cartridge Actuated Device - Hydrolysis Prototype Production Plant (CAD HPPP). The CAD HPPP, also known as the Hydrolysis System, was made possible through a collaborative effort between TEAD in Utah, Joint Munitions Command (JMC), at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., the Defense Ammunition Center (DAC), in McAllister, Okla., air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL), at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and General Atomics (GA), out of San Diego, Calif.

  • CERDEC NCO earns RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 22, 2009

    After four days of rigorous competition, Sgt. Matthew R. Phelan of the Communications-Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) at Fort Monmouth, N.J., was chosen as the NCO of the Year for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM).

  • WWII veteran receives Bronze Star after 65 years

    Apr 21, 2009

    On Dec. 30, 1943, Pfc. Clarence Wallaert was shot in the hip by a German sniper while fighting against the German Winter Line in Italy. Wallaert bandaged his own wound and provided 12 hours of automatic rifle support for his Army comrades advancing into the Liri Valley-the "gateway to Rome."

  • Tobyhanna: Finding ways to save energy

    Apr 21, 2009

    In fiscal year 2008 Tobyhanna spent $3,791,131 on electricity, expended $7,870,236 worth of depot utilities, and consumed over 601 billion British thermal units (Btu).

  • Employees participate in ISO 14001

    Apr 21, 2009

    Did you know that the depot has been awarded over 35 environmental awards since 1990, and is recognized as a leader in environmental stewardship'

  • A penny for your thoughts and more at Watervliet

    Apr 21, 2009

  • Joint Munitions Command Helps Students Learn About Math and Science Careers

    Apr 21, 2009

    Launching Whiffle balls to collect and analyze data may not sound like a serious engineering experiment, but Joint Munitions Command personnel showed students how it can have real world applications at STEM Career Day held at Scott Community College, Davenport, Iowa, on April 14.

  • AMC announces top 10 employees of 2008

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command has selected the 10 winners of the 2008 "Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding AMC Personnel."

  • Hybrid-Electric Humvee: 'Green Mobility'

    Apr 20, 2009

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center National Automotive Center Director Paul Skalny discuss an XM-1124 Hybrid-Electric Humvee at the Society of Automotive Engineers 2009 World Congress in Michigan April 20.

  • Picatinny inducts NCOs into elite brotherhood

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - 74 Soldiers from the Garden and Empire states were recognized during an NCO induction ceremony here April 4.

  • Picatinny Marines return home

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - 145 Marines from Company G, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, returned home to Picatinny April 10.

  • Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards

    Apr 20, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Thirty-three Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees received 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards here Tuesday.

  • Lessons learned at JRTC for Old Guard Soldiers

    Apr 20, 2009

    FORT POLK, La. - "RPG! RPG! Get out of the way!!" A Soldier yells to his comrades in the Afghanistan National Army as they look his way, confused, not understanding what he is yelling about.

  • First four-star female general amazed by Sierra's unique capabilities, strategic location

    Apr 20, 2009

    Sierra Army Depot had the opportunity to show off their unique capabilities April 2 to the Department of the Army's highest ranking female officer.

  • Recycling funds benefit local programs

    Apr 20, 2009

    When we were young, the 3Rs defined the most important subjects in school: reading, writing and arithmetic. Today, a new trio of Rs defines the waste management strategy: reduce, reuse and recycle.

  • Army Team C4ISR Provides Employment Opportunities for Wounded Warriors

    Apr 17, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Team Command, Control Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (Forward) is reaching out to the nation's wounded warriors through the Army Wounded Warrior Program

  • PM MEP, users to lay out present and future power generation requirements

    Apr 17, 2009

    Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power will host its user community to provide a review of its current state, discuss future technologies, and garner feedback from those who operate and support MEP's fleet of generators. This joint effort between PM MEP and its users, will yield the best possible equipment and power generation tool for the Soldier.

  • Military community can't escape maladies of slow U.S. economy

    Apr 17, 2009

    A PCSing Soldier can't sell his house and struggles with mortgage payments in addition to the costs of setting up a home at his new duty station. An Army spouse is a victim of job cuts and the sudden loss of income leaves the family unable to pay their bills. With the economy in a slump, scenarios like these are becoming more prevalent across the force, and service leaders are more than a little concerned about the dilemma.

  • Army launches official blog, Facebook page

    Apr 16, 2009

    This week the Army not only launched an official blog portal, but also an Army fan page on Facebook.

  • Crane Army Earns DoD, AMC Value Engineering Award

    Apr 16, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity won both the fiscal 2008 Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Award and the Army Materiel Command Installation Award for its joint, Army-Navy work on the decoy flare rebuild project.

  • Opportunities For Veterans

    Apr 16, 2009

    Corps of Engineers, Ohio River Division, seeks Veterans for Civilian positions.

  • Secretary Gates recognizes Aviation warfighting role

    Apr 16, 2009

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited the home of Army Aviation April 14.

  • Aviation forensics team protects crews

    Apr 16, 2009

    Joint Combat Assessment Team identifies ways to help protect future aircrews, passengers and aircraft through the collection of forensic evidence.

  • Leaders look at environmental stewardship

    Apr 15, 2009

    With Earth Day approaching, federal officials and Army leaders examined both the past and future of environmental protection during a visit to Fort Meade April 14.

  • Garrison Intern Returns to her Childhood Roots

    Apr 15, 2009

    Candra Buchanan knows a lot about support for Soldiers and their families because she grew up as a military child. Now as a member of the Garrison Intern Program, she wants to do what she can for future generations. Born in Huntsville, she traveled as a military family member. "We lived all over the world," she said. "I grew up on military bases." The experience helped mold Buchanan's personality. "I'm laid back," she said. "I'm more of an observer. Going to different countries and always meeting new people, I learned to sit back and watch a little at first. I like to kind of assess the situation before I jump in."

  • Education Outreach Aimed at Inspiring Future Workers

    Apr 15, 2009

    Recruiting for civilian jobs at Redstone Arsenal can start at an early age. While high school students would naturally be the primary target for Army civilians involved in AMCOM's Education Outreach Program, they are also talking to children in local elementary and middle schools in hopes of inspiring younger students who have an interest in science and math to someday look to the Arsenal for employment. BRAC and the decline in the number of young people entering science and math fields has caused "concern about having enough people to fill jobs," AMCOM deputy commander Ronnie Chronister said. "This is an opportunity for mission failure. We want kids in high school and college thinking they have an opportunity for a career at Redstone Arsenal."

  • Thanking Civilians for Joining the War Effort

    Apr 15, 2009

    Crispin Banda has deployed to Iraq three times. But that's not enough. He has just volunteered to deploy a fourth time. He will leave in June for a 179-day deployment to Balad. Although he is very much a part of today's war effort, Banda no longer wears a uniform. The retired sergeant first class deploys as a civilian, representing the Logistics Support Activity and the logistics information warehouse. What motivates Banda to volunteer to travel to a war zone' The eyes of the Soldiers. "I've traveled all through Iraq training Soldiers," he said. "It's all about the war fighter. I can see it in their eyes. I want to be there to help them. I feel our mission is important to the war fighter. I'm a DA civilian teaching them. I don't carry a gun. I carry the weapon of knowledge."

  • Redstone Arsenal Gates Entering Modern Era

    Apr 15, 2009

    On the surface, the changes taking place at Redstone Arsenal's gates may look to drivers like a move toward modernization. Although modernization is certainly one objective of the renovations, for security personnel working for the Directorate of Emergency Services the changes also represent a move toward additional safety and security for the entire Redstone Arsenal community. With this week's opening of the new Gate 1 on Martin Road, Arsenal employees will get a driver's view of the new gate house, guard booths, overhead canopy, curbing, speed humps, truck bypass and emergency traffic signals. What they won't see is the steel cable grab-it net that has been installed just underneath the road surface that can be instantly activated to stop vehicles from entering or exiting the Arsenal. "All of our gates will eventually have this modern new appearance," said Phil Harrell, director of Emergency Services. "It is a standard Department of the Army design that has been used by our Directorate of Public Works and its contractors, and certified by the Corps of Engineers."

  • Honoring Those Behind the Soldier

    Apr 15, 2009

    Although the members of the Third Region of the Association of the U.S. Army do a lot to support the Soldier, a retired member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told those attending the region's annual awards dinner that they don't "truly understand" how important that support is to Soldiers and their families. And, he added, support for the Soldier within the Third Region is strongest in the area represented by AUSA's Redstone-Huntsville chapter. "What this great community does for Soldiers and their families here ... I don't think you truly understand what it means when you put your arms around these Soldiers," said retired Gen. Gordon Sullivan, whose 36 years of service culminated with his role as the 32nd chief of staff - the senior general officer in the Army - and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is now the AUSA president and chief operating officer.

  • Harbormaster Transition a Materiel Enterprise Success Story

    Apr 14, 2009

    In the spirit of diligent stewardship, the Communications-Electronics Research, Development & Engineering Center's (CERDEC) Command and Control Directorate (C2D) leveraged its congressional plus-up funding to provide the R&D dollars needed by a program of record to move essential technology to the production stage.

  • Phelan honored as RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 14, 2009

    After a week of exams, essays, exercise and extra studying came exhilaration for Sgt. Matthew Phelan as he was selected as the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. A communications NCO with the Communications Electronic Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Phelan preserved to edge out the other competitors.

  • Phelan honored as RDECOM NCO of the Year

    Apr 14, 2009

    After a week of exams, essays, exercise and extra studying came exhilaration for Sgt. Matthew Phelan as he was selected as the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Integrated Technology Demo to be largest of its kind

    Apr 13, 2009

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Fort Dix, N.J., March 31-April 2, to finalize plans for an Army-sponsored integrated technology event.

  • PM C4ISR OTM Finalizes Planning for Integrated Technology Demonstration

    Apr 13, 2009

    U.S. scientists, engineers and technology developers from government, industry and academia gathered at Fort Dix, March 31-April 2, to finalize plans for an Army-sponsored, integrated technology event.

  • Chaplains deliver Easter message to remote Afghanistan bases

    Apr 13, 2009

    The religious support team for Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan ministered to troops April 8 and 9 on multiple austere forward operating bases as part of the joint-service mission Easter Contingency Operations to provide religious support in Southeast Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar Airfield personnel unite for sunrise service

    Apr 13, 2009

    Soldiers of the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command participated in an Easter sunrise service at Kanahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 12.

  • Dunwoody praises Fort Lewis logistics support

    Apr 10, 2009

    Handshakes and pats on the back were the minimum requirements that brought a senior logistician to Fort Lewis last week - the commanding general of Army Materiel Command and the first woman to earn four stars in the history of the U.S. Army. Letters and e-mails weren't enough to carry Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's message from the Beltway. Dunwoody said she felt compelled to make her first trip from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Fort Lewis last week to say thank-you first-hand to her subordinates and logistics associates for their efforts and dedication.

  • Garrison Intern Gives Back to Nature

    Apr 10, 2009

    Greg Hicks spent his childhood in love with the Alabama outdoors. Now working as a forester with the Garrison Intern Program, he is helping preserve the beauty and resources of the state he grew up in. "I was always in the woods," he said. "That's where I grew up. I love my job in forestry." Hicks graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor's in forestry in 2004. Although he is an Alabama Crimson Tide fan, he said that attending a rival university wasn't as bad as one might think.

  • Noncommissioned Officer Won't Let Words Stop Him

    Apr 10, 2009

    Overcoming obstacles is a major part of growth in the Army. Triumphing over fear and hindrance helps develop a Soldier's desire to strive toward greatness. Sometimes you have to battle everyday to excel in your career. Such is the case with Staff Sgt. David Miron of the NCO Academy who battles a stammer when he speaks. It's something he has been dealing with since childhood and something he refuses to let stop him from achieving his goal in the Army and in life. "I think when I was about 4 or 5 is when I started seeing a speech therapist, and continued seeing the therapist for most of grade school," said Miron, looking back to when he first noticed his stammer.

  • Record Turnout for FMWR Library's Open House

    Apr 10, 2009

    The international flavor of this year's Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Library Open House was a big hit March 31. Active duty, civilians and contractors began pouring into the facility shortly before 10 a.m. to get their free copies of "The Thief and the Dogs" by Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguid Mahfouz. The novel is the featured work for the 2009 Big Read in Madison County. "I'm impressed how enthusiastic our community is to embrace a writer from such a different culture," Post Library director Gail Alden said.

  • School Age Services has New Center for Growth

    Apr 10, 2009

    There's nothing like sitting around a table eating pizza and drinking punch with your buds. And that's exactly what six young boys were doing Friday during a reception following the grand opening and dedication of the Myra M. Garriott School Age Services Center. As they sat in the atrium of the new multi-functional, 22,602-square-foot building, the boys talked about their old SAS facility and the new center. All around them were the physical signs of the Army's commitment to children - a gift that includes four activity rooms, an arts and crafts room, a computer lab and homework center, two youth education rooms, a youth demo kitchen and a gym. "It's better than the old building," said 8-year-old Joseph Gordon.

  • Aviation Rockets Teams Work to Boost Efficiency

    Apr 10, 2009

    The PM JAMS Aviation Rockets Product Office, managed by Lt. Col. Derek Long, officially implemented a Lean Initiative through the signing March 11 of integrated product team charters. This initiative resulted from the PEO Missiles and Space green belt certification project of Gina Gastler, the Aviation Rockets All-Up-Round IPT lead.

  • Saluting our Military Children

    Apr 10, 2009

    With April comes spring -- and the Army's Month of the Military Child. This year's month-long awareness of military-connected children kicked off April 1 with a ribbon cutting at the Child Development Center, followed by a parade and an impromptu dance festival for all the children and their teachers. "For the last 23 years, the month of April has been used to provide us an opportunity to pay tribute to our nation's youngest heroes," said Kara Pleasant, president of Redstone Arsenal's Parent Advisory Council, who spoke at the kickoff ceremony. "This is our time to recognize the unique challenges and struggles they face as well as acknowledge their contributions and unconditional support of our troops."

  • Joint Munitions Command moves critical Cartridge Case Mission to Rock Island Arsenal

    Apr 10, 2009

    On April 9, the Joint Munitions Command broke ground on a $19 million project at Building 299 on Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill. The ceremony marked the first step toward bringing a new industrial mission from Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant in Riverbank, Calif., to the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill. Dignitaries who spoke at the ceremony included Congressman Phil Hare from Illinois' 17th District and Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche from JMC.

  • JSC-A leaders visit Afghanistan camp, review preparations for buildup

    Apr 10, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Daniel I. Schultz, Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan commanding general, along with British Air Commodore Les O'Dea, commander of U.K. Joint Force Support, toured the camps to view plans and construction sites. Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan (JSC-A), presently led by the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, plays an integral role in the planned troop build-up because it controls all personnel and supply movement into and throughout the war-torn South-Asia nation.

  • Army Reserve sustainment soldiers don combat patch

    Apr 10, 2009

    The 143d ESC recently assumed responsibility for sustainment operations in Afghanistan after assuming the lead role in Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan.

  • Historic transportation company cases colors

    Apr 9, 2009

    The 956th Transportation Company cased its colors for the last time April 2. During a small but stirring ceremony here, Lt. Col. Randy Haufe, commander of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's (SDDC) 841st Transportation Battalion, paid tribute to the 956th Transportation Company's outstanding history of service.

  • Strength in Diversity

    Apr 9, 2009

    This United States has been called the great American melting pot. It is a metaphor to explain how the ingredients of the many races, ethnicities, religions and creeds found in America can come together to become stronger than any one ingredient alone. The melting pot brings us together and changes us into a stronger people.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • Army offers practical, career-related student experience programs

    Apr 7, 2009

    Like most college students, the thought of an internship where he collated copies and fetched coffee was enough to make Michael Zalewski want to explode -- or at least vent. But thanks to a series of student experience programs sponsored by the Department of Defense, he gained pragmatic engineering experience doing both: exploding and venting.

  • Savings that make cents

    Apr 7, 2009

    Robert Wild, Logistics Integration Directorate, was presented with a check for $500 by Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche on March 9 for saving the Joint Munitions Command $12,514,986. Wild completed a Just Do It Lean Six Sigma project that focused on unserviceable Condition Code E Army-owned ammunition, which required only limited expense or effort to restore to a serviceable condition. "Ammunition is inventoried and inspected on a regular basis, but there has been little funding available to support small projects with the potential to upgrade CC-E ammunition to a serviceable condition for Army use in training and current operations," said Wild.

  • Oklahoma firefighters train at McAlester -- because practice makes perfect

    Apr 7, 2009

    In the midst of a dry season more than 400 volunteer firefighters from 90 communities descended on McAlester Army Ammunition Plant March 6-8 to learn how to handle nature's untamed beast -- wild fire. The three-day event was the 9th Annual Bob Jones Wildland Fire Training Program sponsored by the Fire Training Department of the Oklahoma State University and the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.

  • When training becomes the real thing

    Apr 7, 2009

    Volunteer firefighters from at least three communities who were attending a wild land fire training exercise at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant interrupted their training to respond to a double-wide trailer fire March 9 at about 3:16 p.m. There were no fatalities or injuries. The fire took place almost a mile outside the plant's back gate on Highway 31 West.

  • Capturing success, Crane interns excel

    Apr 7, 2009

    Having a "go get it attitude" is commendable for many in the under 30 group. A positive attitude will take you far but it places you in a league of your own when that attitude shines through in opportune situations. Situations that are designed for the select and equally selective are indeed worthy of putting forth your best effort.

  • Leaving a legacy, marking a transition

    Apr 7, 2009

    Tooele Army Depot said goodbye and thanked the highest ranking civil service employee on his retirement. Rodney J. Huff left behind a legacy in a career culminating more than 38 years of service to the Department of Defense. While at the depot he held various positions including; director of conventional ammunition operations, deputy director of conventional ammunition, deputy director of supply, three different production planning and control divisions in ammunition and supply, and chief of depot property division.

  • SDDC hosts dialogue between military, movers

    Apr 6, 2009

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command hosted a Personal Property Forum during its annual Training Symposium.

  • Watervliet Arsenal makes being a tanker cool

    Apr 6, 2009

    Think of the Soldiers who must button-up in a heavily reinforced armored vehicle in such places as Iraq and Kuwait without air conditioning. In this extreme heat environment, they must remain cool, at least in an emotional sense, because the battlefield information they must quickly decipher and the split decisions they must make require Soldiers and leaders to remain calm and collected regardless of the harsh operating environment. This is where the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal comes in to make our troops cooler.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Shipping and Packaging Branch

    Apr 6, 2009

    The Shipping and Packaging Branch's 14 employees pack, ship and store communications security equipment, supporting mission requirements worldwide. Employees provide direct logistical support to the Communications Security Division's left-behind equipment and Reset missions. The branch also provides shipping and packaging support to the Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Team mission. Employees have packaged and stored 4,511 pieces of left-behind equipment since January. Officials expect Reset shipments to double last year's numbers of 3,200 packages containing 28,000 pieces of COMSEC equipment shipped worldwide. From March 16-27, a record 80,741 pieces of Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems and night vision equipment was sent to support new and ongoing missions.

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