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  • 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

  • Ordnance Museum begins move to Fort Lee

    Aug 6, 2009

  • 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers visit AMRDEC

    Aug 6, 2009

    Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division visited the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center and got to speak first-hand about the robotics, UAVs and aviation technology they have used on the battlefield.

  • Army PLS transporters stage ammo, train to fight

    Aug 6, 2009

    The 401st Transportation Company, Battlecreek, Mich., participated in this year's Golden Cargo exercise at Crane Army Ammunition Activity. The Army Reserve Soldiers had long days hauling cargo and training as they would overseas.

  • Continuous flow of trained forces relies on critical gatherings to prepare units for ARFORGEN reset

    Aug 6, 2009

    A series of critical conferences are needed to implement the "reset" portion of Army Force Generation, which is designed to provide a continuous flow of trained and ready forces for their designated mission.

  • Aviation Test Center relocates to Redstone

    Aug 6, 2009

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center deactivated the unit and cased their colors Friday at Fort Rucker's Cairns Army Airfield.

  • Communication barriers present training opportunities

    Aug 6, 2009

    When it comes to getting the job done, a lot of junior troops had to get creative when it came to communicating during this year's Golden Cargo annual training mission. The Soldiers not only overcame these challenges, but learned a lot from them as well.

  • 46th Engineers advance party returns from deployment

    Aug 6, 2009

  • Mass jump, command change highlight Ranger Rendezvous

    Aug 6, 2009

    More than 1,000 Rangers participated in a mass tactical airborne operation Monday beginning Ranger Rendezvous 2009, which culminated Thursday with the 75th Ranger Regiment change of command.

  • New automated gun system enhances war fighter capabilities

    Aug 6, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U.S. is turning its attention to fighting insurgent militant in the southern and eastern region of Afghanistan. In an effort to protect our troops on this constantly changing battlefield, the U.S. has purchased new technology, equipment and vehicles. One of the newest Soldier tools is the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station II, which provides Soldiers with the capability to acquire and engage targets all in the safety of their armored vehicle.

  • Technicians make front line repairs, support warfighter

    Aug 6, 2009

    You are what you repeatedly do," said Thomas Holmes, the Southwest Asia manager for Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Civilian employee marks 55 years of service to country

    Aug 6, 2009

    George McClure has served the nation 10 years longer than the average age of Tobyhanna Army Depot employees.

  • BenAfAt leader provides new strategic capability to the Arsenal

    Aug 6, 2009

    A Department of the Army Civilian at the Watervliet Arsenal achieved a rare accomplishment 24 July by graduating from the Army's highest military education program Aca,!aEURc The U.S. Army War College.

  • Col. Gibson assumes command of Tobyhanna

    Aug 6, 2009

    Col. Charles C. Gibson accepted the Tobyhanna Army Depot flag from Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong on July 29, and at that moment took command of Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Society of American Indian Government Employees recognize RDECOM employee

    Aug 6, 2009

  • Grassroots program brings ammo managers to Anniston

    Aug 5, 2009

  • ANAD takes part in LMP deployment at CCAD

    Aug 5, 2009

  • ANAD's Martin joins AMC Fellows

    Aug 5, 2009

  • MWR program offers city-dwelling Soldier valuable exposure to America's breathtaking West

    Aug 5, 2009

    An Army Reserve journalist, Spc. Galo Calderon Jr., created this editorial after a recent MWR trip to Yosemite National Park, Calif. Calderon was part of a group of Army Reserve Soldiers that traveled to the park on an MWR trip amidst their annual training exercise, Golden Cargo, at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev.

  • The Ordnance Museum at Hawthorne: A link between past and present

    Aug 5, 2009

    The Ordnance Museum of Hawthorne, Nev., brings military history into the present through various displays. The museum takes visitors back into the past and educates them on Hawthorne, its community, and ties to the military.

  • Army developing master resiliency training

    Aug 5, 2009

    The Army has been working with the University of Pennsylvania to develop master resiliency training that will soon be taught to Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • Massachusetts Soldiers in the mission for the long haul

    Aug 5, 2009

    This story highlights Army Reserve Soldiers from the state of Massachusetts who participated in Golden Cargo annual training this year by transporting ammunitions between Crane Army Ammunition Plant, Crane, Ind., and Blue Grass Army Depot, Ky.

  • West Virginia Soldiers play key role in Golden Cargo 2009

    Aug 5, 2009

    The Army Reserve Soldiers from the 321st Ordnance Battalion, Charleston, W. Va., participated in Golden Cargo annual training this year at Blue Grass Army Depot. The Soldiers provided key leadership throughout the exercise and are highlighted within this story.

  • Soldiers receive MOST training at Blue Grass Army Depot

    Aug 5, 2009

    More than 300 Army Reserve ordnance and logistics Soldiers arrived at Blue Grass Army Depot during Golden Cargo annual training exercise for some specialized training, to include Mobilized Ordnance Specific Training, or MOST.

  • SDDC soldiers win, place in AMC Soldier and NCO competition

    Aug 5, 2009

    Two SDDC Soldiers earned honors from Army Materiel Command during the major command's annual Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year competition. The AMC Soldiers and NCOs competed alongside those from the National Capital Region at Fort A.P. Hill, July 20.

  • Hawaii-based divers repair Alaskan breakwater

    Aug 4, 2009

    Seventeen members of the Army's 7th Diving Team, stationed at Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii, traded in their board shorts and t-shirts for dry suits and sweatshirts July 14, as they began a month-long mission to repair a floating breakwater system at Bar Point Harbor in Ketchikan, Alaska.

  • O'Connor announced for new assignment at U.S. Army Sustainment Command

    Aug 4, 2009

    Col. John R. O'Connor, deputy commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Fort Eustis, Va., will be assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command as deputy commanding general, with duty as commanding general, Army Materiel Command-Southwest Asia/G-4, U.S. Army Central Command.

  • DoD Personal Property Program actively seeks servicemembers' input

    Aug 4, 2009

    Have you ever had your household goods moved and at the end of the process, thought, 'That was the best move I've had, I hope my next move is that good.' Or conversely, 'That move was horrible, I hope no one else has to use movers like these.'

  • Soldiers and civilians come together to fight fires

    Aug 4, 2009

    Civilian firefighters from Blue Grass Army Depot, Ky., work with and train Army Reserve firefighters during Golden Cargo 2009.

  • Army to open new ground-vehicle lab in Michigan

    Aug 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army will host an official groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 17, for the Ground System Power and Energy Laboratory in Warren, Mich.

  • Nurses, medics find Golden opportunity in logistics setting

    Aug 4, 2009

    This story highlights the work done by Army medics and nurses during Golden Cargo 2009 at Blue Grass Army Depot, Ky.

  • BGAD, Golden Cargo mission starts with command visit

    Aug 4, 2009

    This story highlights Golden Cargo operations and a command visit by Col. Larry L. Fuller, commander, 38th Regional Support Group, who traveled to Blue Grass Army Depot to visit Soldiers.

  • 286th CSSB Soldiers awarded Purple Heart

    Aug 4, 2009

    Three soldiers were awarded the Purple Heart Aug 3 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, for injuries sustained when their convoy experienced a complex attack by militants in southern Afghanistan. Spec. Dana Osbourne (right), Spec. Jose Garcia (center) and Pvt. 1st Class Jeffrey Wiedel of the 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion were among five soldiers wounded during the event. Col. Clay Hatcher, 45th Sustainment Brigade commander, presented the awards.

  • Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant Deactivates

    Aug 4, 2009

    The Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant, the first and only ammunition plant build by the Army after the Korean War, officially deactivated during a ceremony July 29.

  • McAlester mechanics train Soldiers, keep vehicles rolling

    Aug 3, 2009

    McAlester mechanics maintain trucks while also train Army Reserve Soldiers during Golden Cargo, 2009.

  • Golden Rule: Safety is top priority

    Aug 3, 2009

    There are a few basic concepts that are drilled into every military servicemember's head, such as discipline, military bearing, fitness, and most importantly, safety. This year's Golden Cargo annual training exercise is no different.

  • 316th ESC Joint Operation Center unites forces, moves cargo

    Aug 3, 2009

    Golden Cargo is an annual training exercise that takes place on six installations or depots. The 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command was this year's exercise agent and oversaw the operation through its Joint Operation Center in Coraopolis, Pa., from July 10 through July 30.

  • MCAAP joint vehicle extraction exercise

    Aug 3, 2009

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant firefighters provided some real-life training to Army Reserve Soldiers during Golden Cargo this year that could save lives.

  • Now we're cooking

    Aug 3, 2009

  • Hawthorne depot offers real life, joint military training

    Aug 3, 2009

    This year's Golden Cargo training exercise took place within six installations or depots around the country. This story highlights Hawthorne Army Depot and how the site provides the perfect joint, training environment.

  • Hawthorne

    Aug 3, 2009

    This year's Golden Cargo annual training mission was recently completed. This story focuses on Hawthorne Army Depot and how the site, which has the largest volume of demilitarized ammunition in the country, provides a perfect training environment for servicemembers from all branches.

  • Tank removal program is methodical detective work

    Jul 31, 2009

    The Fort Monmouth, N.J., Directorate of Public Works uses a combination of modern technology and old engineering drawings in search of underground storage tanks that were used at various times during the fort's long history. Fort Monmouth is scheduled to close in September 20ll.

  • AMC employees earn high Presidential honor

    Jul 31, 2009

    The Secretary of the Army Pete Geren presented awards to eight U.S. Army Materiel Command senior professionals in a special recognition ceremony held at the Women's Memorial at Arlington Cemetery, July 29.

  • Army looks to refine initial officer training

    Jul 31, 2009

    Initial officer training will see changes later this year as part of the Army's ongoing effort to improve force generation and make better use of personnel and training resources.

  • Fort Benning Soldiers evaluate redesigned buttstock for M-240B, M-249

    Jul 30, 2009

    The Army wants to make the M-240B and M-249 automatic weapons easier to handle for U.S. military forces, particularly in urban areas.

  • Rock Island Arsenal launches social media sites

    Jul 30, 2009

    The Rock Island Arsenal can now be found on many of your favorite social media web sites including Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.

  • Logistics Product Team Returns to Redstone

    Jul 30, 2009

    The LOGSA Logistics and Engineering Center hosted a meeting of the Army Item Unique Identification Integrated Product Team on July 21-23 at Redstone Arsenal. The IPT was co-chaired by Larry Hill representing the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics, and Col. Michele Hammond representing Army headquarters G-4. The IPT had an attendance of more than 75 people with numerous others attending via video teleconference

  • Maryland police attend training at APG

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Keeping a watchful eye for ticks

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Army Retiree Happy to be Home from Iraq

    Jul 30, 2009

    When retired Maj. Jim Richards returned to uniform in May 2008 under the voluntary retiree mobilization and recall program, he expected to be deployed in a support role to younger Soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. He didn't expect to be charged with a command for the first time in his five decades of service. But that's exactly what happened to this now 61-year-old Iraqi war veteran, who returned to active duty after 15 years in military retirement. "I was company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 44th Medical Command in Iraq," Richards said. "In that role, I commanded about 125 Soldiers. Most of the work involved personnel duties, providing information, making sure Soldiers had what they needed to do their job in support of hospital facilities, handling quality of life issues for the Soldiers, and enforcing rules and regulations.

  • Children's imagination instills safety at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 30, 2009

    Even though they are young, a group of children showed that they knew the importance of safety at home and on the job. The Rock Island Arsenal hosted its 2nd annual Children Safety Poster contest July 29. Children and grandchildren of RIA employees were invited to draw what they thought were important safety issues on paper that were later blown up into a 2-foot by 3-foot poster.

  • ECBC offers outlook on future careers to Cecil County STEM students

    Jul 30, 2009

  • DUSA advisors talk Civilian Talent Management with APG senior civilians

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Navy Visits Army Airlift Clearance Authority

    Jul 30, 2009

    The Navy Airlift Clearance Authority paid a special visit July 14-15 to the Logistics Support Activity to benchmark their program against the Army Airlift Clearance Authority. During the visit, Pat Edwards, chief of the NACA, and Debra Williams received briefings on LOGSA's Transportation, Operations, Plans and Security Division as well as the Special Assignment Airlift Missions. The visitors also toured the AACA's Combatant Command Focus Team, Customer Support Team, and Transportation Analysis Team to learn more about communication with overseas counterparts and the methods the Army uses to handle large volumes of transportation shipments. "This visit was an excellent opportunity to strengthen the working relationship between the two services in order to better serve the war fighter," TOPS deputy chief John Hall said.