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  • Networking effort aids Warfighter deployments

    Jun 11, 2009

    The notional arrival of 18th Fires Brigade of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division to the European Command (EUCOM) Area of Responsibility from its headquarters in Fort Bragg, N.C., validated the Army's Network Service Center (NSC) initiative to seamlessly transition a Warfighting unit from peace to war while ensuring continuous access to its Battle Command information and applications.

  • Army promotes Maryland NG pilot to CW5

    Jun 11, 2009

  • BRAC rehearsal proves valuable tool for planners

    Jun 11, 2009

  • APG mentors help SMA students with capstone projects

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Garrison Intern Dancing Down New Path

    Jun 11, 2009

    Many people want to change their lives. The hard part is knowing where to start. Seong Dobbins thinks the Garrison Intern Program is the perfect way to do it. "I thought it was appropriate for me," she said. "It's for someone like me, who doesn't have a lot of experience at the job." It's not the path she started down. The South Korean native has spent the bulk of her life as a military wife and mother. She was also a cosmetologist, but the chemicals involved were causing health problems.

  • Community Salutes Armed Forces

    Jun 11, 2009

    Huntsville's love and support of the military - and particularly Redstone Arsenal -- will once again take center stage during the annual Armed Forces Celebration, June 13-21. The weeklong event will offer something for everyone, including a patriotic outdoor concert complete with military displays, a dinner event with one of the Army's top generals, a high-energy Soldier Show and military discounts at local attractions. "This community is appreciative of its military all year round, day in and day out," said Larry Capps, chairman of the Armed Forces Week Planning Committee of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. "But each year we set aside a specific week to especially thank the Soldiers and all the members of the armed forces and their families for their commitment, dedication and sacrifice.

  • Director of AEC inducted into Aberdeen High School's Hall of Fame

    Jun 11, 2009

  • Blue Grass Army Depot Employees Recognized for Life-Saving Efforts in Local Area

    Jun 11, 2009

    Blue Grass Army Depot recently recognized four of its law enforcement and security employees for their efforts in responding to separate life-threatening emergencies in the local area.

  • Army anthropologists apply science to uniform fit

    Jun 11, 2009

    The Army and Marine Corps are surveying their populations to better design clothing to fit warfighters for the next 10 to 15 years.

  • Joint community discuss the business of demil at annual symposium

    Jun 10, 2009

    The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) hosted the 17th annual Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition at the Bahia Hotel, San Diego, Calif. on May 11-14.

  • DAC receives national accreditation

    Jun 10, 2009

    The Defense Ammunition Center's (DAC) Training Directorate provides ammunition-related training for Department of Defense military and civilian personnel. The directorate offers a variety of training through on-site mobile training teams, accredited off-campus instruction facilities, and distance learning products.

  • DAC employee receives highest JMC honorary award

    Jun 10, 2009

    The MG John C. Raaen Jr. Achievement Award is bestowed annually on the JMC employee who best demonstrates a well-rounded career, extraordinary accomplishments, and service to the warfighter.

  • 20th SUPCOM conducts combined CBRNE training with ROK CBRNE forces

    Jun 10, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM Noncommissioned Officers 'go for a ride'

    Jun 10, 2009

  • ATC NCOs see their mission as much more than '9-5' job

    Jun 10, 2009

    NCO highlights careers of four NCOs

  • VIDEO: Secretary Geren's birthday message

    Jun 10, 2009

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program

    Jun 10, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity completed the three-day Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program, providing the leadership of the Army Materiel Command with a holistic view of both its strengths and its areas that need more support. AMC Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury, as well as representatives from AMC, JMC and depot commanders, attended the program designed to provide AMC with a greater look at the various Joint Munitions Command depots and arsenals.

  • Crane Army shines during Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program

    Jun 10, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity completed the three-day Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program here, providing the leadership of the Army Materiel Command with a holistic view of both its strengths and its areas that need more support.

  • Tooele Army Depot Develops Automated Machine for Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Jun 9, 2009

    The new Drill and Pin Machine is equipment that Tooele Army Depot has produced from concept, design to operational use that minimizes the operator requirements and eliminates much of the old manual processes from previous methods. This automated machine will process 600 155MM artillery munitions daily to support Pine Bluff Arsenal's mission.

  • Army divers in Hawaii hone skills during deep-water exercise

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 7th Engineer Dive Detachment are back on dry land, following 10 days of a dive recertification training exercise, May 11 through 22, in the coastal waters off the big island of Hawaii.

  • 130th Engineer Brigade Soldiers Honored at Deployment Ceremony

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Soldiers of the 130th Engineer Brigade bid farewell to their island home during a deployment ceremony on Hamilton Field here June 4. For the second time in a three year span, the Engineer Soldiers are answering their nation's call with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Preston's birthday message

    Jun 9, 2009

    VIDEO: Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston wishes the Army a Happy 234th Birthday in the Year of the NCO.

  • RIA-JMTC partners with local college and receives award

    Jun 9, 2009

    RIA-JMTC and Black Hawk College received the Business/Industry Partnership award from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association at a ceremony held in Chicago, Ill. The award recognizes an Illinois business that has built a successful workforce-training alliance with a local community college.

  • Carving a path in a male dominated profession

    Jun 9, 2009

    Denise Batchelor serves as an ammo LAR for the Joint Munitions Command following training at the Defense Ammunition Center and a tour at JMC's Blue Grass Army Depot, Richmond, Ky. Batchelor finds success and satisfaction as an ammo LAR, whether at her home base in Ft. Bliss, Texas or deployed with Soldiers.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Automated Test Equipment Repair Branch

    Jun 9, 2009

    The Automated Test Equipment Repair Branch's 46 employees repair and overhaul a variety of test equipment used by the military: oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, power meters, radio test sets, data communication test set, and electronic counters. The branch also overhauls the AN/TSM-191(V)3 Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) shelter. The test equipment repaired in the branch is used in the field by military members who repair and maintain operational capability of weapon and radar systems.

  • AMC commander gets first-hand glimpse of support provided to U.S. Army Africa

    Jun 9, 2009

    PISA, Italy -- Senior Army logistics leaders toured Camp Darby, June 8, to see first hand how units there contribute to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs mission, to include supporting U.S. Army Africa.

  • Army Safety Center announces Peer to Peer contest winners

    Jun 8, 2009

  • Commentary: Safety-briefing cliches carry meaning

    Jun 8, 2009

    Safety briefings my be full of cliche's but they carry wisdom from decades of painful, and deadly, experience.

  • 200 leaders work through Aberdeen Proving Ground transformation issues

    Jun 8, 2009

    "It's about more than BRAC," summarized Col. Andrew B. Nelson, Aberdeen Proving Ground's deputy garrison commander for Transformation, after more than 200 Army leaders and planners spent May 29 reviewing the details of transferring thousands of people and jobs into and out of the installation as part of its transformation.

  • June is National Safety Month

    Jun 8, 2009

    The USACR/Safety Center launches a Year of the NCO micro page to highlight the role of NCOs in safety, as part of National Safety Month.

  • Tobyhanna employees respond to short-notice MICAP repair, overhaul

    Jun 8, 2009

    When it comes to mission capability (MICAP) items, technicians in the Interrogator Branch "get them in, get them done and get them out," and these Air Force items take precedence over daily requirements.

  • Logisticians celebrate accomplishments and mission success at annual ceremony

    Jun 5, 2009

    June 2 marked the 5th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army, Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony and banquet.

  • Military Emergency Relief Campaign Raises More than $34K!

    Jun 5, 2009

    Generosity to others is alive and well in South Florida. During the Military Emergency Relief Campaign from March 1 - May 15, personnel at U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army Garrison-Miami donated more than $34,000 in cash, checks, and payroll deductions to MER. The Campaign Committee spiced up the giving by using a game of "Sabotage," and allowing the service winning the game to present senior leadership with a symbolic campaign check representing total campaign fundraising. The game counts all coins donated as positive points and bills as negative. Services were encouraged to "sabotage" the money jugs located inside the headquarters building by putting bills in the other service's jugs. When they were emptied and counted, the Air Force came up winners. But the game was a big winner for all, raising more than $690 for the cause.

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • Sgt. Major Kelvin Spencer joins Team Tobyhanna, brings skills, experience to top enlisted position

    Jun 5, 2009

    It's been a while since Tobyhanna's new sergeant major repaired electronics systems and components at an Army installation in Germany -- a career path that would, 28 years later, lead him here.

  • Many gather to celebrate military

    Jun 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Spencer and the Blue Force Tracking HUMVEE led the Tobyhanna contingent in Scranton's annual Armed Forces/Veterans Day Parade in Scranton on May 16.

  • Military spouses participate in annual spa day events

    Jun 5, 2009

    Tobyhanna's Army Community Service Program sponsored the 3nd Annual Military Spouse Appreciation "Spa" Day luncheon at The Landing May 13.

  • From So-Called Enemy Aliens to U.S. Patriots

    Jun 4, 2009

    World War II and Korean War veteran Grant Ichikawa has experienced the dramatic change in the lives of Asian Pacific Americans. During the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month ceremony May 27, he related how Asian immigrants were denied citizenship until after World War II. But today Asian Pacific Americans hold top positions in the presidential cabinet, Congress and the military.

  • Community Honors Fallen Heroes

    Jun 4, 2009

    Under gray clouds that threatened rain, members of 20 military organizations were joined by hundreds of community residents in a patriotic, emotional and heart-warming ceremony at Maple Hill Cemetery to honor local military heroes on Memorial Day. The May 25 ceremony drew an estimated crowd of 800 attendees, who participated in a program that included patriotic music, the placing of memorial wreaths, a rifle salute, and comments from local community and military leaders. The annual Memorial Day Ceremony was hosted by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army and co-sponsored by the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition.

  • Author Shares her Life's Stories in Poetry

    Jun 4, 2009

    Many people dream of one day seeing their name on the cover of the first book they have written. For most of them, a dream is as far as the idea will ever go. Mary Dailey is living that dream. Dailey's book, titled "In My Comfort Zone," is a collection of poetry written over the years of her life. Her journey is reflected throughout its pages, from her childhood in Atmore to the present day.

  • Prep Rocket Designers Get Boost from Mentor

    Jun 4, 2009

    As a volunteer, Michael Murphy is having an influence on the future of aerospace. For the past three years, this engineer has given up many Tuesday afternoons and some Saturday mornings during the school year to help students at Stone Middle School explore the possibilities, limitations and challenges of rocketry. He has helped teams of students work with computer programs to design rockets, and then select materials to build and fly rockets. He has helped them analyze their flight results and make changes so that future flights are more and more successful.

  • CERDEC and Microsoft share research for multi-touch technology

    Jun 4, 2009

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center recently signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Microsoft to share research in support of developing multi-touch technology for the Warfighter.

  • Corporate Gift Lifts Vets Memorial Toward Reality

    Jun 4, 2009

    A $300,000 donation has put the Madison County Veterans Memorial Foundation much closer to its goal of raising about $4 million to build a veterans memorial in downtown Huntsville's Veterans Park. The donation, made by the Boeing Company, brings to nearly $2 million the amount of funds raised by the foundation. A symbolic check for $300,000 was presented by Boeing vice president Tony Jones to foundation chairman Bill Stender at a ceremony in Veterans Park on Memorial Day. The May 25 ceremony included AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. James Myles, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Rep. Parker Griffith and foundation fund-raising chairman retired Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet.

  • Humor Follows Chaplain into Retirement

    Jun 4, 2009

    With a sense of humor that quickly made him a hallmark on Redstone during an abbreviated assignment, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jim Benson said goodbye to the local Arsenal community and to the Army. After almost 25 years of service, Benson is giving up the military life to return home to his wife, Joanne, who is a special education teacher in San Antonio and his youngest daughter, Samantha, who is in architecture school in San Antonio. He is looking forward to spending the next month or so with an entire family in one house because his eldest daughter, Kate, who is an Army nurse in Hawaii, will be in Texas to attend an ICU medical course.

  • New Site Project Manager at Newport

    Jun 4, 2009

    Officials at the Newport Chemical Depot (NECD) announced today the promotion of one of its deputy site project managers to site project manager. Anthony W. Reed, who has been a deputy site project manager at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (NECDF) for the last year, will begin site project manager duties June 22.

  • Army begins mustard blister agent disposal campaign

    Jun 4, 2009

    Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) storage workers began delivering HD mustard-filled bulk containers or "ton containers" to the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) at 10 a.m. this morning. This marks the official start of the last individual chemical munitions disposal campaign at the depot

  • Runners Show Their Patriotism on Special Day

    Jun 4, 2009

    Two brothers, both avid runners and former Marines, wanted to do something extra on Memorial Day, May 25. They actually started planning on last year's holiday. They decided to carry flags as they participated in Huntsville's 30th annual Cotton Row Run. "We're never going to win it, so we wanted to do something to just kind of help remind people what Memorial Day is all about," Nick Kuzy said.

  • Motorcycle Riders Receive Equipment Change

    Jun 4, 2009

    "People get confused about what they are required to wear," Garrison safety specialist Keith Coates said of the proper motorcycle riding gear. "Our Garrison Policy on Personal Protective Equipment clarifies what all riders must use to ensure their safety and follow established guidance from the U.S. Army Garrison."

  • Army Families Battle Against Autism

    Jun 4, 2009

    When he was a baby, Jones Alexander Tubberville suffered from several ear infections and upper respiratory illnesses. His mother, Lori Tubberville, remembers the almost constant rounds of antibiotics that doctor's prescribed for her son's health. But, soon after his first birthday, Tubberville and her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. James Tubberville, noticed changes in Xander's behavior that went far beyond anything that an antibiotic could combat.

  • Officials receive disaster training

    Jun 4, 2009

    June 1 marked the beginning of the 2009 hurricane season, and with safety at the center of the garrison mission, officials here met for a hurricane emergency table-top exercise that same day. By conducting periodic exercises such as this one, organization commanders and directors are better prepared when disaster strikes.

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    Jun 4, 2009

    Veterans may receive government funding to begin or expand small businesses, government agency representatives informed them at the "Book your Flight to Business Success" conference Friday at the Soldier Service Center. Conference speakers also addressed small business planning and receiving government contracts. Fort Rucker's Army Community Service (ACS) and Troy University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Center for International Business and Economic Development sponsored the event. Through a database on www.vetbiz.org, veterans can register their small businesses with the VA, increasing businesses' visibility for contracting dollars. Veterans can put information and a short video about their businesses in the database. Veterans will also be notified of contracts available in their areas and receive updates about pertinent legislation.

  • Aviation Center Soldiers take care of their own

    Jun 4, 2009

    Despite a tough economy, the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) raised $120,589.32 to help Soldiers and Families in need during the postAca,!a,,cs 2009 Army Emergency Relief (AER) fundraising campaign.

  • 597th Special Repair Activity deploys

    Jun 4, 2009

    597th Ordnance Maintenance Special Repair Activity deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq on May 28. This was the unit's 13th deployment.

  • DoD Education Activity changes DDESS enrollment policy for fallen warrior Family

    Jun 3, 2009

  • Governor extends education benefits to members of the MDNG

    Jun 3, 2009

  • TRICARE beneficiaries required to file for recovery for costs of independent care

    Jun 3, 2009

  • Safety in motion with Movement and Distribution Division

    Jun 3, 2009

    Employees receive continuous forklift training utilizing a new safety course at Sierra Army Depot.

  • Milestone reached as troops receive 500th M777A2 howitzer

    Jun 3, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny recently delivered the 500th M777A2 howitzer to U.S. military troops.

  • Dunwoody visits Third Army/USARCENT's Lucky Warrior Exercise

    Jun 3, 2009

  • RDECOM gears up Ripsaw for appearance

    Jun 2, 2009

    A Research, Development and Engineering Command team is in Ohio to support the Wounded Warriors who will be spotlighted in the Prelude To A Dream race at the Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio, and to show off the vehicle dubbed the Ripsaw MS2. The Ripsaw is capability demonstrator that RDECOM subordinate elements the Tank-Automotive and the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Centers have built up from the basic Ripsaw vehicle built by Howe and Howe Technologies.

  • Employees gain eye opening experience at RIA-JMTC safety fair

    Jun 2, 2009

    The National Safety Council has declared June as National Safety Month and the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center hosted a Safety Fair here June 1. More than 200 Rock Island Arsenal employees attended the event. The main attraction at the safety fair was the drinking and driving simulator that is part of the National Save a Life Tour which is presented by Kramer International. The simulation is designed to educate people about the dangerous effects of alcohol impairment on driving skills.

  • Crane Army Kicks Off Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program

    Jun 2, 2009

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity began the three-day Depot and Arsenal Assessment Program yesterday in Bloomington, Ind., with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Commander Holds Town Hall Meeting for Forward Personnel at APG

    Jun 2, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, addressed Army Team C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) Forward personnel during a Town Hall Meeting May 28 in the Edgewood Conference Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • BGAD and EKU partner on improving manufacturing process with Depot's new mission project

    Jun 1, 2009

    Article discussing project conducted with Depot personnel and EKU students to improve process for new Depot mission.

  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • January 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This poster is the first in a series of monthly posters. January's poster highlights SFC Katrina Richardson, who has made a significant difference at Fort Gordon and within the Signal Corps.

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • AMC deputy commander lauds APG planning event

    May 30, 2009

    Deputy Army Materiel Command Commander Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury declared the Aberdeen Proving Ground Base Realignment and Closure Rehearsal of Concept Drill a success Friday, saying: "We tackled several heavy issues today. Personnel, the hiring process, being one, IT (information technology) infrastructure being another, and the Garrison staff that has to now take over a 90-percent civilian population versus a 67-percent civilian population. These issues would not have been raised had we not had this ROC Drill, so it is an understatement to say it's been a success."

  • RRAD: "Best of the Best": Depot receives 2009 Combined Logistics Excellence Award

    May 28, 2009

    Red River Army Depot claims Combined Logistics Excellence Award

  • RRAD heads up MET production

    May 28, 2009

    RRAD produces the MET, a simulator designed to teach Soldiers how to safely egress a MET in event of a rollover.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM MAKES HISTORICAL JUMP

    May 28, 2009

    U.S. Army Parachute Team makes history for the second time as they jump onto the grounds of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Army, Marines boast two new vehicle programs

    May 28, 2009

    During a joint roll-out ceremony May 14, Department of Defense program managers commemorated the production of two vehicles intended to help the U.S. military travel in battle at a faster, safer rate.

  • New training aims to reduce suicides -- 2009 trend heading in wrong direction

    May 28, 2009

    Story offers overview on the three phases of Army's new suicide preventive training and notes that the Army's 2009 suicide rate -- if it continues -- will surpass last year's total of 143.

  • Sabre Squadron meets its pit crew: Anniston hosts Soldiers from 3rd ACR

    May 28, 2009

  • Camp Opens Unlimited Hunting Experience

    May 28, 2009

    When an injury changes your physical abilities, it can feel like your whole life has changed. Steve Statler is trying to let others know that it doesn't have to mean giving up the activities you love. Despite his own limitations, he is sharing the love of the outdoors with others. Statler, a logistics management specialist at LOGSA, lost all feeling in his feet due to a surgical spinal injury, making standing and walking difficult. Surgery to fuse his feet made it possible, but his doubts about his physical capabilities made it feel like he had lost much more.

  • Engineering Community's Teamwork Deemed Vital

    May 28, 2009

    From the point of view of the engineers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, the synergy between government and industry is vital to the development of new technologies that can make a difference on the battlefield. "This community is a synergy between government and industry - all play a critical role in making sure we get the right missile technology in the field and that the missile technology does what it's intended to do," said C. Stephen Cornelius, AMRDEC associate director for missile development.

  • 'We Support Soldiers. That's Our Focus Every Day.'

    May 28, 2009

    A picture of Staff Sgt. Christian Bryant tells the story Ronnie Chronister likes to convey to audiences interested in the work of the Aviation and Missile Command. For Chronister, AMCOM deputy commander, that picture conveys exactly what kind of difference the Army's aviation and missile systems and technology can make on the battlefield.

  • Force Development Director Asks the Tough Questions

    May 28, 2009

    At the Pentagon, the overriding question is "How much can we afford in support of the war fighter'" Every day, Soldiers like Maj. Gen. David Halverson, director of Force Development for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, work to ensure Soldiers get what they need to be successful on the battlefield during a time of tightening budgets and congressional scrutiny

  • Oil Analysis Program Keeps Equipment Running

    May 28, 2009

    When you hear the name LOGSA, the majority of the Army community will most likely relate that to LOGSA's Logistics Information Warehouse, which provides the Army with worldwide visibility over its logistics, supply and maintenance actions. However, LOGSA provides many other products and services to support Soldiers.

  • Guardsman Copes with Lou Gehrig's Disease

    May 28, 2009

    It started with muscle twitches. During a routine visit to his orthopedic doctor for a shoulder injury, David Oyler mentioned a minor problem with muscle twitches that seemed to be getting worse. He was referred to a neurologist and underwent an MRI. And, in February of this year, the 42-year-old Alabama National Guard Soldier was told he may have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "I was shocked," Oyler said. "I was floored. I didn't know what to do."

  • Bicycle Ride Generates Electricity

    May 28, 2009

    Earth Day 2009 brought an innovative energy project to the Arsenal. Workers from Garrison's Environmental Management Division, along with contractors from Chugach Management Services Inc. and many other Redstone employees, created a display in which people could generate their own electricity simply by riding a bicycle.

  • Army's Installation Manager Listens to Military Spouses

    May 28, 2009

    A planned daylong visit to Redstone Arsenal by Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson, commander of the Installation Management Command, on May 20 was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances. Because of that, scheduled meetings were shortened. Some meetings, including a luncheon with various Arsenal and community leaders, were cancelled. But, Wilson's meeting with local military spouses, though moved to an earlier time, remained firmly part of his Arsenal visit.

  • U.S. Defense Posture a Balancing Act

    May 28, 2009

    A top Army officer says the new administration's interest in cutting defense dollars is balanced with the growing threat from the world's adversarial nations. Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, director of the Missile Defense Agency, told participants of the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter Association of the U.S. Army's Tactical Missiles Conference at the Von Braun Center on May 19 that the growth in "rogue nation" ballistic missiles of all ranges will continue to emphasize the need to develop ballistic missile defense. "This is a transitional period typical of a new administration," O'Reilly said. "Our budget is flexible and responsible. It will undergo several reviews by Congress in a synergistic way over the next few months.

  • Aviation Center site of Cav style reenlistment

    May 28, 2009

    On the 11th anniversary of his initial Army enlistment, Staff Sgt. Michael Banks renewed his commitment to the Army while mounted on a draft horse during a Cav-style ceremony at Fort Rucker's Equestrian Center May 19.

  • Army Team C4ISR exhibits technologies to APG community on Armed Forces Day

    May 28, 2009

  • Commentary: No cost to determine VA health care eligibility

    May 28, 2009

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest, most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S. All veterans who served our country in an honorable fashion owe it to themselves to check their eligibility for VA health care.

  • APG Armed Forces Day one to remember

    May 28, 2009

  • VP and wife visit deploying Soldiers

    May 27, 2009

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, visited a handful of Colorado Army National Guard troops from the 117th Space Battalion, May 27.

  • Army employee, musician friend organize local benefit golf tournament

    May 27, 2009

  • AMC Band plays special tribute to NCOs

    May 27, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band performed "Esprit de Corps," a music and video tribute to the Noncommissioned Officer at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Post Theater May 15.

  • Six servicemen enshrined during 40th EOD Memorial Ceremony

    May 27, 2009

  • Program aimed at growing leaders across APG

    May 27, 2009

  • 'Soldier-borne' Chem-Bio Reconnaissance System fielded

    May 27, 2009

  • Monitors Detect Vapor Leaks in Two Chemical Weapons Igloos

    May 27, 2009

    Army officials report that a mobile laboratory detected low levels of Mustard agent vapor inside a chemical weapons igloo this morning. The igloo contains several thousand Mustard-filled projectiles. Just a few hours later, a separate mobile monitoring laboratory detected nerve agent GB vapor in the interior atmosphere of another igloo. That igloo contains M55 rockets.

  • Aviation Branch welcomes new senior NCO

    May 27, 2009

    With the passing of the symbolic NCO sword, Command Sgt. Maj. Tod L. Glidewell became the 12th Aviation Branch senior enlisted NCO.

  • May 2009 Construction Photos - Pueblo Chemical-Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, Pueblo Chemical Depot

    May 27, 2009

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Watervliet, Alcoa forge new bonds

    May 27, 2009

    In an extraordinary model of government and private industry cooperation, representatives from Alcoa Defense visited the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal this month to gain a better understanding of Army-owned research, development, and manufacturing. And there could be no better place for Alcoa, which is the world's leader in production and management of aluminum, to learn about government-owned manufacturing than at the nation's oldest, continuously active arsenal, the Watervliet Arsenal. Watervliet is the only DoD site where the design activity, BenAfAt Laboratories, is co-located with the production base, Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Ordnance schools case colors at Aberdeen

    May 26, 2009

    The flags and guidons of the Headquarters, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools, Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School and Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School floated in the breeze as the Army's largest corps symbolically ended its 92-year stay at Aberdeen Proving Ground during its school colors casing ceremony at Ordnance Circle, May 8.

  • President pays respect at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 26, 2009

    Thousands of people gathered at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater Monday morning to hear President Barack Obama speak at the 2009 National Memorial Day Observance.

  • Community welcomes the Watervliet Arsenal back

    May 26, 2009

    After nine reductions in force at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal since the early 1990s, it should not surprise anyone to see the community spirit of the Arsenal workforce to have declined in equal measure. But as the Troy Record's front page headline highlighted today, "Arsenal back in step," the Arsenal has rekindled the spirit.

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