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  • 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.

  • Army Team C4ISR personnel first to settle at Eagle Point

    Jul 30, 2009

  • APG quilters donate 37 quilts to Wounded Warriors

    Jul 30, 2009

  • APG NCO provides expertise mentoring Soldiers

    Jul 30, 2009

  • New Supervisors

    Jul 30, 2009

  • ChalleNGe cadets learn to fly

    Jul 30, 2009

  • CHPPM welcomes new commander

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Fort Hood facility traces roots to 'digitization's' dawn

    Jul 30, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Central Technical Support Facility at Fort Hood has experienced steady growth from its early days when it was two trailers with a small parking lot. Today, it has 24 buildings and more than 1,000 workers.

  • McCormick takes helm of Joint Project Manager NBC-CA as Burke retires

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility achieves safety milestone

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Making the big move

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Conference gives Spectrum concerns visibility

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Legal Office Claims Excellence Award

    Jul 30, 2009

    The Legal Office workers who handle claims usually do their jobs behind-the-scenes. Their customers appreciate what they do but others probably don't notice. They got the opportunity to step into the limelight Thursday when they accepted the Judge Advocate General's Excellence in Claims Award for fiscal 2008. AMCOM deputy commander Ronnie Chronister made the presentation at their office in the basement of building 111. "You don't ask for a lot, you don't get a lot of visibility but you all do a remarkable job," Chronister said.

  • Army Helps Middle Child Find Success in Life

    Jul 30, 2009

    Among Anthony Caudle's siblings is an accountant, a teacher, a business owner, an Army contracting employee, a computer scientist, a postal employee and a hospital administrative. One of his seven sisters is the mayor of Triana. Another sister is married to former NFL hall of famer John Stallworth. Caudle is the only career Soldier. Growing up as a middle child in a family of 10 kids, Caudle knew he would have to work hard if he wanted to stand out from the rest. He found his chance to do just that as a chief warrant officer in the Army. "I wanted to do something that would make my father proud," said Caudle, whose father is a Korean War veteran.

  • SDDC leadership renews pledge of support to Soldiers, families

    Jul 30, 2009

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., -- Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command commander, renew their pledge to provide Soldiers, Department of Army civilians, and families a quality of life commensurate with their service by signing the Army Family Covenant during a ceremony here July 28.

  • Logistics Interns Perform Community Project

    Jul 30, 2009

    New interns at the AMCOM Integrated Materiel Management Center put their training into practice in the local community. They volunteered July 2 at the Downtown Rescue Mission's second annual Fourth of July celebration. Their meeting was facilitated by the Uplift class offered by AMCOM G-1, which takes its participants on an in-depth journey through the Army's seven core values. The July 2 activity was part of the Selfless Service lesson.

  • 405th AFSB Begins Relocation to Kaiserslautern

    Jul 30, 2009

    SECKENHEIM, Germany - The 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB), currently headquartered at Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim, has begun the relocation process for its headquarters to Kaiserslautern.

  • Teaching JROTC for Future Success in the Classroom

    Jul 30, 2009

    Smart boards. Clickers. Grade books. Those names are used to describe the new technology that will be in the hands of many JROTC instructors and their students in North Alabama as the new school year begins. About 35 instructors from North Alabama as well as Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Georgia met July 23 at a regional meeting at Columbia High to learn how to use cutting edge technology known as the Classroom Performance System to make their courses more interactive, interesting and fun for both instructors and students. "By your attendance here, you are indicating you want to be a better instructor. Technology is only as good as the user," JROTC instructor retired Air Force Maj. Roosevelt Williamson told the participants. "This system helps to invigorate and engage more students. It will revolutionize how you teach."

  • TMDE Announces Facility Relocation

    Jul 30, 2009

    SECKENHEIM, Germany - The U.S. Army Test, Measurement, Diagnostic and Equipment Activity Region Europe has successfully executed the relocation of a large fixed-site TMDE support center from Conn Barracks Annex in Schweinfurt to a newly renovated facility more than 60 miles away at Stork Barracks in Illesheim.

  • Brig. Gen. Terry Takes Reins of 8th Theater Sustainment Command

    Jul 29, 2009

    Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command paid tribute to their departing commander and welcomed their new commander in a ceremony on historic Palm Circle here Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Michael Terry assumed command of the 8th TSC, and Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, who commanded the past two years, left Fort Shafter to assume the role of the G4 at the U.S. Army Forces Command, headquartered at Fort McPherson, in Ga.

  • RRAD recognized with VE Award

    Jul 29, 2009

  • RRMC begins Spartan rocket demilitarization

    Jul 29, 2009

    Rocket motors began demil process at Red River Muntions Center located at Red River Army Depot.

  • White House Ceremony recognizes Texarkana Federal Workers

    Jul 29, 2009

  • Three times as nice: RRAD Antiterrorism Program receives three out of five AMC awards

    Jul 29, 2009

    RRAD wins three Antiterrorism Awards from AMC

  • Auto Skills Center Pumps Up Services for Customers

    Jul 29, 2009

    The Auto Skills Center has helped the Redstone community save money on simple car repairs and maintenance for years. With some new equipment and their professional expertise, they are ready to save people even more. "We've got a lot of great new equipment to help us do what we've already done better," Bill Woosley, Auto Skills Center business manager, said. "We're also getting equipment to offer services Redstone has never had before." New equipment is arriving almost daily at the center's Entac Circle location. Some of the new additions are already up and running. A new alignment machine had its first customer two weeks ago. As word has spread, the calls from people wanting to use it have been pouring in.

  • Students Gain Engineering Experience

    Jul 29, 2009

    The average age of workers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center probably dips during the summer. That's when select high school students join the work force to gain experience as future engineers and scientists. The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program is an Army education outreach to provide learning experiences and hands-on application in research laboratories. Sixteen students participated in the eight-week program which concluded last week.

  • Army launching Senior Civilian Talent Pool in NCR

    Jul 28, 2009

    The National Capital Region's nearly 3,000 eligible senior civilians will be among the first invited to register for the Army's new Civilian Talent Management Program.

  • Army Materiel Command NCO and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition 2009

    Jul 28, 2009

    Army Materiel Command Soldiers and Noncommisioned officers competed alongside those from the National Capital Region in the Noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Year competition held at Fort A.P.Hill July 20. The 2009 AMC Soldier and NCO of the Year Best Warriors are: Sgt. Matthew Phelan, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Fort Monmouth, N.J. and Spc. Darwynn McPherson, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Fort Eustis, Va. Best Warrior Runner-ups are: Sgt. Billy Richardson, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Fort Eustis, Va., and Spc. Elizabeth Boyer, AMC Band, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Warfighter Information Network-Tactical: 'It's real, it's here and it works'

    Jul 28, 2009

    Warfighter Information Network-Tactical has shaped the tactical Army's ability to move and support combat forces.

  • Depot holds Safety Stand Down Day

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tooele Army Depot hosts Safety Stand Down Day

  • What is a Program Analyst's Special Sauce'

    Jul 28, 2009

    Every issue The Desert Star will feature a different position and share how they contribute to the overall mission. Everyone at TEAD has a "Special Sauce," and we will let you know what that is.

  • What is the QASAS Special Sauce'

    Jul 28, 2009

    Every issue The Desert Star will feature a different position and share how they contribute to the overall mission. Everyone at TEAD has a "Special Sauce," and we will let you know what that is.

  • 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion changes command

    Jul 28, 2009

  • TEAD achieves $2 million milestone in Lean Six Savings

    Jul 28, 2009

    It all started with Glenda Bender on 13 June, 2006. On that date, Glenda completed the first Green Belt project to be conducted at Tooele. Her project was to Lean the Consolidated Ammunition Management (CAM) Office to increase efficiencies and to reduce shipment errors.

  • New leadership takes reins of 22d Chemical Battalion

    Jul 28, 2009

  • LSS team nominated for Army Energy Award

    Jul 28, 2009

    Employees from the Directorate of Base Operations, Tooele Army Depot, are in the running for the 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award.

  • Commentary: Reflecting on pride of service

    Jul 28, 2009

  • TEAD employee dons second uniform

    Jul 28, 2009

    In a small yet intimate gathering at the Salt Lake City airport, family members and friends of the 151st Air Refueling Wing sent off a small group of Warfighters for a deployment to the Middle East. Among that small group was Maser Sgt. Dave Beaumont, the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the group and a member of the Tooele Army Depot workforce.

  • Air Force TPS-75 radar test capability expands

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot strives to continually reduce repair cycle time. As a result, the Air Force will receive its tactical radar systems faster.

  • Editorial: Teamwork is Key in Supporting SWA AOAP Laboratories

    Jul 28, 2009

    Teamwork is one of the most important elements in meeting the challenges of conducting the worldwide AOAP mission. I want to recognize the efforts of the various activities in supporting the AOAP mission in Southwest Asia.

  • New storage system puts parts in right place at right time

    Jul 28, 2009

    A new process for storing high volume, low cost parts will streamline how Tobyhanna employees perform their jobs - saving time and money.

  • PM Excalibur gets new leadership

    Jul 28, 2009

    Leadership for the office of the Product Manager for Excalibur changed hands here July 7.

  • Army's radio inventory provides depth of versatile solutions to combat scenarios

    Jul 28, 2009

    Today's Army radios are designed to be versatile and adaptable to the specific combat scenario. The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) is designed to provide increasingly robust communications to meet current and future needs.

  • CYSS earns national accreditation

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna's Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) program joins over 550 nationally accredited programs who serve as role models for excellence.

  • PM Mortars changes management

    Jul 28, 2009

    The office of the Product Manager for Mortars received a new leader here July 10.

  • Community Services earns 3rd accreditation

    Jul 28, 2009

    Tobyhanna Army Depot's Army Community Services (ACS) received its third accreditation certificate on July 7.

  • New vehicles help reduce fossil fuel emissions

    Jul 28, 2009

    The implementation of two electric vehicles will help reduce fossil fuel emissions and save on fuel costs, one piece of material movement equipment at a time.

  • New award recognizes those who deliver quality of life

    Jul 27, 2009

    Nominations are now being accepted for a new award that recognizes teams or individuals responsible for improving the quality of life at Army garrisons.