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  • EXFOR Soldiers test Land Warrior System

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Maneuver Battle Lab completed its limited objective experiment with the Land Warrior System March 20. Soldiers in A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Experimentation Force began the experiment March 2. They completed five missions at three different levels: not using the Land Warrior System, using it as only at the squad level and using it at the squad and team level.

  • Picatinny employees finalists for 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Awar

    Apr 3, 2009

    Two Picatinny Department of Public Works employees are finalists for 31st Annual Secretary of the Army Energy and Waste Management Awards.

  • Joint Logistics Command Soldiers train Afghans on radio communications

    Apr 3, 2009

    Soldiers from the Joint Logistics Command trained members of the Afghanistan National Army's Central Movement Agency on radio procedures March 23 through March 28 here. Proper radio communications will allow the Afghan soldiers to communicate to the Tactical Operations Center, which tracks information on current operations.

  • National Coalition Works on Behalf of Military Children

    Apr 2, 2009

    During her husband's 36-year career in the Army, Nancy Jones moved her family - including three school-age daughters -- more than 20 times. Jones and her husband, retired Lt. Gen. Tony Jones, are now settled in Huntsville. But during their military years, their mobile lifestyle meant each daughter shared in at least 17 family moves. Between them, the girls enrolled in 33 different schools during their school-age years. A teacher by profession, Jones was able to advocate for her daughters, helping their school administrators, counselors and teachers understand the challenges that military children endure when they are affected by mobility, family separation and transition. But, for most military families, knowing how and when to advocate for their children can be confusing, difficult and intimidating. "Young Soldiers may not have had a good school experience themselves. Or, as young parents, they may not know how to go about having a school conference with their children's teacher," Jones said. "We need to train military parents to be advocates for their children."

  • Army Rushes FRAG 7 to the Field

    Apr 2, 2009

    U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will have a little more protection for the HMMWV soon as Product Manager, Light Tactical Vehicles (PM, LTV) fields Fragmentation Kit Seven (FRAG 7) to the Army's work horse, the M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV, just in time for the SURGE.

  • Garrison Confirms Commitment to Wide-Ranging Mission

    Apr 2, 2009

    Gate construction, employee opportunities, BRAC moves, enhanced use lease agreements, President Obama's economic stimulus package and upcoming events were all part of the quarterly Garrison town hall meeting Friday in Bob Jones Auditorium. Such a range of topics reflects on the type of organization the Garrison is - wide reaching in its mission, customer focused in its commitment, and dedicated and determined to make a difference as its employees strive to reach professional goals that benefit the entire Arsenal community. "We have total trust and confidence in the people in this room," Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli told the Garrison employees attending the first of two town hall meetings.

  • Life of turbine, reciprocating engines extended by depot mechanics

    Apr 2, 2009

  • Outdoor Enthusiast Finds Calling as Garrison Intern

    Apr 2, 2009

    The journey that has brought Christine Easterwood to the Garrison Intern Program has taken her far from where she thought she'd be. But she has loved it every step of the way. She is a native of Madrid, N.Y., a small upstate town close to the Canadian border. When Easterwood graduated from Clarkson University in 2002 with a bachelor's in biology, she thought she knew where she was headed professionally. She began applying for graduate programs in oceanography. Meanwhile, she took a job with the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service as a way to work in a similar field. Instead, she found herself changing plans. "It started as just a summer job," she said. "It turned into a permanent position and opened the door for grad school. It changed me from a lab biologist into a field biologist."

  • Keeping the Army Moving, One Calibration at a Time

    Apr 2, 2009

    Every military occupation specialty plays a role in helping the Army in its missions. But what if the Army couldn't move' What if its radios couldn't communicate' What would the Army do' That's where these guys come in: the Soldiers preparing to become the latest batch of 94H, otherwise known as Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment support specialists, currently training with 832nd Ordnance Battalion at Toftoy Hall. These Soldiers will ensure all the equipment used in the Army properly functions and if not, then make it function. While stationed at Redstone, they undergo rigorous training to become experts in their skill. "We're teaching these (Soldiers) how to maintain and calibrate the test equipment that is used everywhere in the Army," said Brandon Kitchens, an instructor for the 94H and a former member of the Navy for 10 years. "Everything in the Army, at some point, has to be tested, verified or calibrated to make sure it works properly," he said. "It could be anything from radios to radar or even laser bomb guidance. Everything has to be tested so we're giving these guys the tools they need to maintain any equipment that needs to be repaired.

  • Big Tactical Aerostat Flies for First Time

    Apr 2, 2009

    The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System Product Office has announced a major milestone in the design and manufacture of the JLENS System. The event centered on the helium inflation of the world's first 74 meter aerostat. Aerostat serial 0001 lifted off the ground for the first time March 9 at the TCOM manufacturing and flight test facilities in Elizabeth City, N.C. TCOM is a subcontractor to Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems Division which is the prime contractor for JLENS.

  • School Age Children Enjoy Gift of New Building

    Apr 2, 2009

    Elementary school children have a brand new home on post - and it's a blast of a place to hang out. There's a Techno Room where kids can play videogames and ride a simulated skateboard and a Drama Room where kids can practice ballet at the bar or build their own set. There's a high-energy gym, homework and computer labs, an art room and a welcoming atrium for plenty of downtime with friends. On a recent afternoon at the new School Age Services Center, staff member Laquita Payne played Battleship with 9-year-old Chelsy Robinson and 7-year-old Matthew Snyder in the atrium while a bunch of rowdy kids played with balls in the gym and John Butler and Jaylan Johnson, both fifth-graders at Williams Elementary School, worked on their homework in the Homework Lab. Every few minutes, a parent checked in at the main desk to pick up their children. "This is really nice. I was so surprised," said mom Lashonda Washington, who works at AMRDEC and who stopped in to pick up her two sons, Juwan and Jamal.

  • Medical Recruiters in the House

    Apr 2, 2009

    Calling it "another major milestone in Army history," Garrrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli officially welcomed the 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion last week as the newest tenant on Redstone Arsenal. The battalion, and its 25 Soldier and civilian employees now located in its $1.7 million, 5,000-square-foot headquarters facility on Honest John Road, were recognized as a "the best of the best" during a March 25 ribbon cutting ceremony. The event began with comments by military leaders in Pagano Gym due to inclement weather and then moved to the front of the building during a break in the rain for the actual ribbon cutting. The new red-brick facility represents a major upgrade from the battalion's previous headquarters at Fort Gillem, Ga. "We were in the last World War I and World War II era barracks on Fort Gillem," said Lt. Col. Walt Stanish, the battalion's commander. "When the wind blew hard, dust would come up through the floor."

  • Depot, GDLS support multi-national command with M1A1 sustainment

    Apr 2, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--An agreement signed March 12 between the depot and General Dynamics Land Systems set the stage for depot workers to deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq and its M1A1 combat vehicle program.

  • Tooele Army Depot receives permit to operate Hydrolysis System

    Apr 2, 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 received an operating permit Jan. 26 from Utah state officials allowing for operation for the Cartridge Actuated Device - Hydrolysis Prototype Production Plant.

  • AMC on iReport

    Apr 1, 2009

  • U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives YouTube Channel

    Apr 1, 2009

  • Joint Munitions Command aids North Dakota flood fight

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Joint Munitions Command is assisting the North Dakota National Guard's flood-fighting efforts during the current flooding. Ice jam flooding is a serious threat to citizens living near the Missouri and Red Rivers in North Dakota. Ice jams back up water like a dam. One way to remove these barriers is by blowing them up.

  • Mentor programs key to future APG workforce

    Mar 31, 2009

  • Europe aviation sustainers boost warfighter support

    Mar 31, 2009

    The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager - Europe is meeting the challenge of an increased operational demand with dedication, perseverance and a commitment to the mission. The organization is supporting multiple units simultaneously through its equipment reset program, taking the parent units' aircraft and performing extensive maintenance to ensure combat readiness.

  • DLA director visits 2-402nd AFSB

    Mar 31, 2009

    Will Hayward, ITT Corporation, briefs Vice Adm. Alan S. Thompson, Defense Logistics Agency director, on fire suppression equipment during Thompson's Feb. 15 visit to the 2nd Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Balad, Iraq. In addition to receiving briefings on brigade activities, Thompson visited the battalion's mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle service area and toured Redistribution Property Assistance Team operations.

  • Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., leaders sign Warrior Covenant

    Mar 31, 2009

    Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., and Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit - Illinois leaders signed the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant on Feb. 17 at the Arsenal Club. The covenant reaffirmed the commitment that installation and medical leadership pledged as a part of Army Warrior Care Month.

  • 402nd AFSB civilians earn Defense of Freedom Medal

    Mar 31, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Two civilians assigned to 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade were presented with Defense of Freedom Medals by Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, deputy chief of staff for logistics (G-4), Headquarters, Department of the Army, in a Feb. 18 ceremony at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Army segues from LOGCAP III to IV

    Mar 31, 2009

    With the recent announcement by President Barack Obama downsizing forces in Iraq and increasing in Afghanistan, the Army is adapting its contracted support for troops in overseas contingency operations.

  • Army Sustainment Command markets missions at AUSA exposition

    Mar 31, 2009

    Army Sustainment Command meets the public at AUSA expo

  • Boots on the ground: LOGCAP officer visits Afghan governor

    Mar 31, 2009

    Col. David Aucoin, a LOGCAP manager, meets with Afghan governor.

  • Kandahar Sustainment Soldiers take '60 Kg Challenge'

    Mar 31, 2009

    Two soldiers with the 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command each lift a 60 kg barbell March 28 during the '60 Kg Challenge' held in the U.K. Fitness Centre at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. As part of the competition, each lifter bench-pressed as many repetitions as possible in one minute. The first place winner received a percentage of the cash prize, while the remainder went to Help for Heroes, a British charity for wounded troops.

  • Who made America great'

    Mar 31, 2009

    As our country struggles to stave off the collapse of our economic system, in a small postage stamp parcel of land in upstate New York is the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal where economic survival is doing what has made America great Aca,!aEURc manufacturing quality products that last.

  • Combating a flood wall breach in Fargo, N.D.

    Mar 31, 2009

    Darrell Morey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District, works to combat a breach in a flood wall by a school in Fargo, N.D., March 29, 2009. The Corps of Engineers, along with North Dakota National Guardsmen and local officials, worked to fight the overnight breach caused by record-breaking spring flooding along the Red River of the North.

  • Blood drive scheduled for Wednesday

    Mar 30, 2009

    Blood scheduled for APG.

  • Army fielding Enhanced Night Vision Goggles

    Mar 30, 2009

    Soldiers now have a leap-ahead new tool that will enhance their ability to see in total darkness: the AN/PSQ-20 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle.

  • Local school awarded Bechtel grants

    Mar 30, 2009

    Three Avondale teachers were awarded $500 each in November as part of a program administered under the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant's sustainable development plan. As part of the program, Kevin Rankin, PCAPP sustainable development plan coordinator, awarded these teachers for bringing "green" concepts into their classrooms.

  • Pilot Plant receives increase for construction

    Mar 30, 2009

    When President Bush signed the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 into law on Oct. 14, 2008, the Military Construction authorization for the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant was increased. Authorization legislation sets policies and funding limits for government agencies and programs. This legislation raises the PCAPP MILCON authorization from $261 million, set in FY 2003, to $484 million, the amount requested by the Department of Defense. This action means that the U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program may now place under contract the full amount for the balance of PCAPP construction.

  • New concrete passes PCAPP Test

    Mar 30, 2009

    Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant workers have been testing and placing self-consolidating concrete, or SCC, that will be used in the walls of the Explosive Containment Room of the Enhanced Reconfiguration Building. SCC is unique because it contains chemicals that allow it to flow freely as it is being placed without the use of vibration, a technique used in regular concrete placement.

  • Construction ready to spring forward

    Mar 30, 2009

    Construction continues to move at a rapid pace at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant project site. By summer, the construction of the PCAPP project is expected to be 30 percent complete. Vertical construction efforts are ongoing, with structural steel beams for the Agent Processing Building going up in the east end of the building since late September. Vertical construction of the Enhanced Reconfiguration Building is scheduled to begin in January. The structural steel beams will eventually form the shells of these two main processing buildings.

  • Secondary waste at Blue Grass: The National Research Council and Noblis Reports

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Department of Defense and U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives leadership are currently reviewing the results of two technical reports, as well as stakeholder feedback, to make a decision regarding disposal options for hydrolysate, the byproduct of the neutralization process that will be used at the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plants.

  • Protecting health, the environment through the permitting process

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Disposal Pilot Plant is being constructed to perform an essential mission: the destruction of aging chemical weapons that have been safely stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot. In fulfilling that mission, the project must adhere to the requirements of specific permits designed to protect human health and safety, as well as Kentucky air, water and soil. Any facility in Kentucky that plans to treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste must obtain permits from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection, and BGCAPP is no exception

  • Mission to destroy deteriorating steel containers nears completion

    Mar 30, 2009

    Operation Swift Solution, the mission to destroy three deteriorating steel containers holding a nerve agent mixture, is expected to wrap up early this year, marking a major milestone for the Kentucky chemical weapons destruction program.

  • New certification revolutionizes the way the military paints

    Mar 30, 2009

    With delicate precision, Timothy Justice, painter for CCAD, narrows his eyes and begins "painting." He is using a virtual-reality based paint training simulator called VirtualPaint and he's about to be one of six painters at Corpus Christi Army Depot to receive the very first Chemical Agent Resistant Coating certification from Spray Technique Analysis and Research for Defense.

  • BRAC: Army Team C4ISR Town Hall provides information at fingertips for relocating employees

    Mar 30, 2009

    In preparation for the upcoming summer relocation of more than 700 Fort Monmouth employees, Col. Augustus Owens, deputy commander of CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (Forward), held a town hall meeting March 25 at the Edgewood Conference Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Employees slated to leave Fort Monmouth, N.J., as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law implementation attended the meeting via video teleconferencing from APG.

  • U.S. Army Element, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives Newsletters

    Mar 30, 2009

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    Mar 30, 2009

  • Fort Carson FRA hosts open house

    Mar 30, 2009

    The Tobyhanna Army Depot Forward Repair Activity on Fort Carson, Colo., hosted an open house March 11 to get the word out about their newly remodeled facility and electronics repair expertise.

  • Playing Hockey Desert Style: U.S. Faces Canada at Kandahar

    Mar 28, 2009

    Sgt. Francisco N. Aponte, 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command maintenance noncommissioned officer, and Sgt. Sean M. Sloan, 143d materiel readiness branch, played with the Kandahar Hawks ball-hockey team in a game March 4 against visiting Team Canada at Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar joint sustainment operations center opens for business

    Mar 27, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16 to officially open the new Joint Sustainment Operations Center at the 143d's Joint Sustainment Command Headquarters here at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Cartwright appointed to Senior Executive Service

    Mar 27, 2009

    Carl J. Cartwright of Port Byron, Ill., was formally appointed to the Senior Executive Service during a ceremony held today at Heritage Hall on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • ASC provides mission insight at AUSA's winter gathering in sunny, warm Fort Lauderdale

    Mar 27, 2009

    Private industry and some Army commands got a golden opportunity to show off what they do and how they do it during the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition held at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 25-27.

  • Army segues from LOGCAP III to IV

    Mar 27, 2009

    With the recent announcement by President Barack Obama downsizing forces in Iraq and increasing in Afghanistan, the Army is adapting its contracted support for troops in overseas contingency operations.

  • Arsenal leaders sign Warrior Covenant

    Mar 27, 2009

    Rock Island Arsenal and Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit - Illinois leaders signed the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant on Feb. 17 at the Arsenal Club. The covenant reaffirmed the commitment that installation and medical leadership pledged as a part of Army Warrior Care Month.

  • Kandahar troops observe Women's History Month

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan honored Women's History Month by hosting an event hosting a decorated woman veteran who led an MP battalion into combat in Iraq.

  • Army wins prestigious awards

    Mar 26, 2009

    Since 1987 the DSPO has recognized individuals and organizations that have effected significant improvement in quality, reliability, readiness, cost reduction, and interoperability through standardization. The Defense Standardization Program mission is to identify, influence, develop, manage, and provide access to standardization processes, products and services for warfighters and the acquisition and logistics communities. The program also promotes interoperability and assists in reducing total ownership cost and sustaining readiness.

  • Intern excited about her career adventure

    Mar 25, 2009

    Diane Corlew is always up for an adventure. As a new Garrison intern, she is excited about the opportunities and new direction her career is taking. "It's really exciting to have the opportunity to learn so much about what goes on at the Garrison and how it all comes together to make everything work for the Arsenal," she said. "It's really exciting to be a part of the first group of interns."

  • Floor Cloths Come Alive with Designs of Budding Artists

    Mar 25, 2009

    Six-year-old ReAuna Heard loves her mom and dad, flowers, squiggly lines and birthday celebrations. And she wants to include all of those favorites on her uniquely designed floor cloth.

  • Mothers-to-Be New Addition to Parking Privileges

    Mar 25, 2009

    The Post Exchange and Commissary have a new addition outside. Expectant Mother parking spaces have been designated in each parking lot. "They're my baby," Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Rick Cooper quipped.

  • Soldier's Soldier Jumping into Retirement

    Mar 25, 2009

    As 1st Sgt. Paul Grosch walks out the door at Headquarters & Headquarters Company-Garrison, he can look back over his shoulder knowing his last assignment was one of the best in a career filled with challenges and opportunities that turned a young man into an accomplished and successful Soldier. With 21 years of service, Grosch is turning over his administrative duties as the senior enlisted Soldier for 650 Soldiers on Redstone Arsenal (not including the Soldiers of OMEMS, Fox Army Health Center or SMDC) and as a community liaison for the Garrison to incoming 1st Sgt. Albert Rocker, who previously served on the Arsenal in 2007 as the first sergeant of the NCO Academy. After a brief absence, Grosch hopes to return to Redstone Arsenal as a civilian employee. "One of the highlights of my career was this job because I learned a whole lot about the business of the Army," he said.

  • Test center recycles helicopter sensors

    Mar 25, 2009

    Throughout the Army, recycling often refers to innovative approaches to reusing paper, ink cartridges, plastics and other items that would normally be disposed of in a landfill. But by looking at possible ways to reuse outdated military hardware, some programs on Redstone Arsenal are using the idea of recycling to give new purpose to hardware that's aged beyond its normal life cycle. At the Redstone Technical Test Center, engineer Chris Dobbins is now in possession of six infrared sensors (also known as pods) that will add new capabilities to Test Area 3's testing program. Though of value to RTTC, these sensors - known as the Star SAFIRE I, the first generation forward looking infrared sensor, for the Black Hawk -- were deemed unusable by Medevac Black Hawk, Utility Helicopters Project Office, which has long since replaced them with the more technologically advanced Star SAFIRE II.

  • Pay banding for intelligence mission

    Mar 25, 2009

    About 400 civilians at Redstone will convert to the Defense Department's new personnel system for intelligence workers. The Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System was explained in a town hall meeting March 17 at Bob Jones Auditorium. An estimated 150 people attended. "DCIPS is a human resource tool authorized under Title 10 giving the Secretary of Defense the authority to hire, develop and retain a diverse, versatile and highly-qualified work force to perform both the defense and national intelligence missions," said Yolanda Watson, chief of the Intelligence Personnel Management Office, headquarters Department of Army, DCS G-2.

  • PBCA to receive first AMC safety award

    Mar 25, 2009

    The Pine Bluff Chemical Activity at Pine Bluff Arsenal has been awarded the U.S. Army Accident Prevention Award of Accomplishment in Safety from the U.S. Army Material Command. According to the AMC Safety Division, this is the first time this award has been presented.

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • Crane Army certifies new LSS Black Belt

    Mar 24, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity took another important step in building its successful continuous improvement program with the recent certification of Process Improvement Specialist Tina Johnson as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

  • ARCIC and TARDEC release robotics strategy

    Mar 24, 2009

    The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and the Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently announced a jointly-published "Robotics Strategy" white paper. The strategy looks at ways to further enable the Army's 1.1 million Soldiers.

  • RDECOM NCOs gather at APG for quarterly training

    Mar 24, 2009

    NCOs meet at APG quarterly

  • D.C. Police Chief speaks at ATEC for Women's History Month

    Mar 24, 2009

    From high school drop out to DC police chief, Cathy Lanier tells a compelling story.

  • SDDC celebrates 10K MRAPs moved via surface

    Mar 23, 2009

    A ceremony was held in Charleston, S.C., today to celebrate the 10,000th mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle shipped via surface by Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to U.S. Central Command.

  • Tobyhanna builds steel bracket prototype - Picatinny joins forces with employees, engineers to help

    Mar 23, 2009

    Tobyhanna partnered with Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to build a device that will help protect warfighters against the threat of improvised explosive devices.

  • Acting JM&L LCMC commanding general honors local student for earning his karate black belt

    Mar 23, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The acting commanding general for the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command recognized a local student for attaining his black belt during a karate class at Forge Fitness here March 11.

  • Remember the Alamo

    Mar 23, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Keith M. Huber, commander of U.S. Army South, spoke at the Alamo Mar. 10 in a ceremony honoring the 173rd anniversary of the famous battle there in 1836.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Livorno 2009 NCO Induction ceremony

    Mar 23, 2009

    LIVORNO, Italy - Being inducted into the Army's noncommissioned officer corps is a time-honored tradition, with even more focus on the event in 2009 as it is Year of the NCO.

  • Women in History- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines play vital role in nation's defense

    Mar 23, 2009

    Who do you think of when you hear the phrase "women in the military'" Does a black and white photo of your mother, sporting her dress blues, pop into your head; do you see your sister the night she broke the news to your parents that she was joining the service; or do you picture your daughter, bearing a Cheshire Cat grin, the day she returned from basic training'

  • Army Led Solid State Laser Science & Technology Effort Achieves 100kW

    Mar 20, 2009

    A Joint solid state laser (SSL) Science & Technology effort executed by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command has achieved weapon level (100kW+) performance in the laboratory. This accomplishment marks the first time that a SSL has achieved the level of performance required for weapon applications of interest to the Army. A 100kW laser can rapidly heat a target causing various catastrophic effects, such as exploding a warhead or airframe failure.

  • Department of Defense Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award

    Mar 20, 2009

    For the Army's civilian winner of the 2009 Department of Defense Women's History Month Foreign Language and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award serving her country, giving back to her community, and helping students of all ages build a future is part of the job-a job she loves.

  • Association Recognizes Top Army Workers

    Mar 19, 2009

    Emotions ran high for Rick Turner during the Department of the Army Civilian of the Year Award Dinner hosted by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army on March 10 at the Von Braun Center. Turner, the executive director of the Aviation and Missile CommandAca,!a,,cs Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, first got emotional when his name was announced as a nominee for the top civilian award presented by the local AUSA chapter. But those emotions were even stronger when he was announced as the chapterAca,!a,,cs 2009 winner of the highly coveted award. Aca,!A"I get choked up when I think about Soldiers in harmAca,!a,,cs way and how critical it is for us to support them,Aca,!A? Turner said.

  • Troops Get Advice from Senior Enlisted Soldier

    Mar 19, 2009

    Chances are that the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan know as much about U.S. Soldier capabilities as the young Soldiers that enlist. "Learn your craft. You need to stay ahead of them," Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger of the Army Materiel Command said. Mellinger addressed a roomful of Soldiers on March 5 at Heiser Hall during his visit to Redstone Arsenal. In this session titled "NCO Professional Development: Technology and the Warfighter," he shared personal experiences during his career and hard lessons learned during war. He wanted to let Soldiers know that each of them is an essential part of the Army and that each makes a difference in the nation's defense. He wanted them to know what it means to be a Soldier.

  • Zabul Afghan Aucoin Feb 09

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Warrior Family Covenant signing

    Mar 19, 2009

  • LOGCAP Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

    Mar 19, 2009

  • TOCDF Destroys 50 Percent of Mustard Ton Container Stockpile

    Mar 19, 2009

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency achieved another milestone March 12 when Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility hit 50 percent completion of the mustard agent-filled ton containers stored at Deseret Chemical Depot. This is more than 3,199 mustard agent-filled ton containers.

  • Warrior Tactical Academy Prepares Soldiers for Deployment

    Mar 19, 2009

    The 832nd Ordnance Battalion is the last stop for many trainee Soldiers before they head off to their respective units. So when the chance comes up for these Soldiers to receive extra training to prepare them for a possible deployment overseas, they head off for Warrior Tactical Academy where they will receive a refresher course on their "Warrior Task and Battle Drills." While at the WTA, trainee Soldiers could face a multitude of scenarios, making preparation for each a vital part of their training mission. "What we had going on (March 10) was training the Soldiers for the lane they will go on tomorrow. They will be conducting convoy operations where they will be dealing with civilian scenarios and also IED (improvised explosive device) scenarios, all to prepare them of any possible deployments overseas," said Staff Sgt. Alexander Cox, a member of Headquarters & Alpha and also a cadre at the WTA.

  • Blue Star Banners Honor Families of War Fighters

    Mar 19, 2009

  • Setting Example for Young Soldiers with Dedication to Cause

    Mar 19, 2009

    Leading by example - it's what a noncommissioned officer is committed to do from the first day they are promoted to a leadership position. NCOs live the Army values. They are known as "The Backbone of the Army" and the professional trainers of the Soldier force. Their mission and the welfare of their Soldiers always come first. Their professionalism and care for Soldiers in their charge has ensured Army success both on and off the battlefield during a time of persistent and extended conflict. The Army is recognizing the efforts, dedication and exemplary performance of its NCOs by proclaiming 2009 the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced the year's special designation at the opening of the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington, D.C. in October 2008.

  • Stop-Loss stops in January, Army leaders say

    Mar 18, 2009

    That Army plans to phase out its reliance on stop-loss by January, Army leaders say.

  • Engineer Unit Soldiers Prepare for Deployment

    Mar 18, 2009

    Deploying to Iraq is not a new experience for Reserve Spc. Brandon Hall. But it is for his wife, Raeneal, their infant daughter Alivia and their yet unborn daughter Audrey. So, while Hall completes additional war fighter training and gets ready for a one-year deployment, his eight-months pregnant wife wants to learn everything she can about Army services, benefits and family support programs that will help her care for two daughters while her husband is away. For that reason, the couple appreciated the opportunity to participate in an information-packed Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Pre-Mobilization Briefing on March 8 in preparation for the deployment of 181 Soldiers of the 375th Engineer Company. The six-hour briefing at the Officers and Civilians Club involved presentations on everything the military has to offer families, from Tricare, the Post Exchange and veterans benefits to entitlements, legal issues and services provided by Army Community Service, Military One Source, Family Morale Welfare and Recreation, and the American Red Cross.

  • Watchdogs Take Bite Out of Procurement Fraud

    Mar 18, 2009

    The organizations at Redstone deal with a lot of contracts, as both supplier and receiver. With millions of dollars at stake, they must be ever vigilant to ensure that what the contract calls for is what is actually being done. When it looks like something isn't right, the Huntsville Fraud Resident Agency of the Criminal Investigation Division is there to help. "When all these big buying commands go out and purchase tanks, helicopters or equipment, we are the watchdog for the Army," Jim Wallis, resident agent in charge, said.

  • Secretary of Army presents top achievement awards

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 17 recipients of the 2008 Secretary of the Army Awards were honored March 18 during a ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Brain Injury Services Pass Review

    Mar 18, 2009

    A Soldier's scars from war are often hidden. They reveal themselves through memory loss, headaches, dizziness or blurred vision. The symptoms may appear months or years after his or her return home. These hidden scars are diagnosed and treated in the newly formed Traumatic Brain Injury program at Fox Army Health Center. TBI Services director Dr. Lynley Ebeling and her case manager Tim Elmore have their office within the behavioral medicine clinic at Fox. "Basically our mission is to have them functioning back at normal levels so they can go on and complete their mission as a Soldier," said Ebeling, a neuropsychologist and licensed clinical psychologist.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • 'No Thin Skin' - Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

    Mar 18, 2009

    The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose - to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general. The observer trainers are part of Operations Group Sierra Fox, a specialized unit of combined arms experts from the Battle Command Training Program out of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The group was formed as part of Army Transformation to oversee and train theater sustainment commands, expeditionary sustainment commands, and other support and functional brigades.

  • Crane Army stands-up LMP Cadre Leadership Team

    Mar 17, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity is taking steps in alignment with the Army Materiel Command to modernize the way it does business for the warfighter by standing up its Logistics Modernization Program.

  • 143d ESC Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Afghanistan

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command celebrated St. Patrick's Day only weeks after arriving in Afghanistan to coordinate the movement of more than 20,000 additional forces to the region. The command will also assume a garrison support role at the Kandahar Air Field.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • RDECOM top NCO sees promise in the Year of the NCO

    Mar 16, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin said he is proud of the fact that 2009 has been named the Year of the NCO by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and that he is proud of the installation's Year of the NCO kickoff ceremony that was held at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center Feb. 24.

  • SDDC units finish redeployment of Cobra Gold 2009

    Mar 16, 2009

    A traffic management specialist from the 599th Transportation Group headquarters and a deployment and distribution support team from the 835th Transportation Battalion moved III Marine Corps Expeditionary Force cargo from the port of Chuk Samet, Thailand, Feb. 28 and March 1, during the last phase of the redeployment for Cobra Gold.

  • 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition concluded March 13 at Fort Lee, Va., with an awards ceremony. After two weeks of competitive events, the team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the Installation of the Year award.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM NCO speaks to legislators

    Mar 13, 2009

    20th Spt Cmd (CBRNE) NCO speaks to Maryland legislators for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

  • APG & RDECOM top NCO sees promise in Year of NCO

    Mar 13, 2009

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

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