Archive: AMC

Showing 6900-7000 of 8237 items, Subscribe to RSS Feed
 
  • A success story of the Munitions Readiness Review

    Jan 22, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Joint Munitions Command headquarters recently completed a green belt Lean Six Sigma project designed to reduce the cycle time involved in publishing the monthly Munitions Readiness Review. The goal of the project was to reduce the cycle time by 10 percent by developing automated means of loading data into the MRR database and reducing the potential for errors.

  • Project improves quality/accuracy of OMA budget

    Jan 22, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Joint Munitions Command headquarters recently completed a green belt Lean Six Sigma project designed to improve the quality and accuracy of identifying Operation and Maintenance, Army budget requirements. The goal of the project was to reduce briefing changes (defects) on completed budget documents by 90 percent.

  • Conserving energy is a winning formula at Radford

    Jan 22, 2009

    RADFORD, Va. -- Conserving energy is one of the Army's and, in turn, Joint Munitions Command's top priorities. "The more money you spend on energy, the less money you have (available) to spend on bullets for the warfighter and facility improvements at the plant," said Randolph Evans, the energy manager for Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Evans is an industrial engineer at the plant and is recognized as a conventional fuels expert.

  • Anniston Munitions Center's mission uses open burn techniques

    Jan 22, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. - "Nothing left but the air," would amply describe the demilitarization process conducted by the Anniston Munitions Center. Several times a day, weather permitting, employees with ANMC eliminate outdated and suspended ammunition through a "below ground detonation or open burn." "(The employees) are unpacking M-15 anti-tank mines getting them ready for demil process," said Clyde Hill, a munitions operator, guided missiles supervisor with the munitions center. "After the (below ground detonation) you have an instant swimming pool."

  • Radford looks to new plant

    Jan 22, 2009

    RADFORD, Va. -- Radford Army Ammunition Plant is undergoing a major modernization effort. Construction began on a new Nitric Acid Concentrator/Sulfuric Acid Concentrator in December, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now designing plans for a new nitrocellulose plant. "We hope to begin construction on a new facility between 2010 and 2013," said Rob Davie, the chief of Operations Division for Radford. "Radford is the sole North American source for Nitrocellulose. NC is the key ingredient in the manufacture of all propellants," said Lt. Col. Jon Drushal.

  • Purchasing tax-free fuel in Netherlands requires paperwork to be in order

    Jan 22, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Procedures for purchasing rationed fuel in the Netherlands were updated in 2009. Individuals not stationed in the Netherlands must be on official travel or leave orders to purchase fuel in the Netherlands, according to a recent update to Army in Europe Regulation (AER) 550-35.

  • Watervliet Arsenal bucks national trend

    Jan 21, 2009

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal, the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the country, closed out 2008 unlike many other manufacturing businesses in the nation - its orders and direct labor requirements grew. As the nationAca,!a,,cs manufacturing activity fell last year to its lowest point in 28 years, the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs production requirements grew by more than 25 percent last year, said Col. Scott N. Fletcher, Arsenal commander. Aca,!A"Although most people may associate the Arsenal as a cannon factory, our growth came mostly from non-cannon manufacturing,Aca,!A? said Fletcher.

  • TACOM HQ leaders travel to Rock Island, talk with employees

    Jan 20, 2009

    Life in Southeast Michigan is similar to the Illinois and Iowa Quad Cities, two senior leaders from the TACOM Life Cycle Management CommandAca,!a,,cs Warren, Mich., headquarters told TACOM employees here Jan. 13. Aca,!A"There are many good places to live depending on whether you like urban, rural or suburban living,Aca,!A? said Janet Bean, Integrated Logistics Support Center executive director, during a town hall meeting on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations which move all of TACOM Rock IslandAca,!a,,cs 1,200 jobs, most to Detroit Arsenal, in 2011.

  • AMSA 128, 824th Transportation Company work together to complete mission

    Jan 20, 2009

    The 81st Regional Support CommandAca,!a,,cs Area Maintenance Support Activities 128, based at Morehead City, N.C., works on with the 824th Transportation Company to ensure the unit's land craft utility vessels are prepared for any mission.

  • Crane Army employee named 46th Honorary QASAS

    Jan 20, 2009

    Senior Wage Grade Supervisor Frank Dant recently joined a small but distinguished group when he was named the 46th person to be listed as an Honorary Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance).

  • Poland Native Proud to Attain U.S. Citizenship

    Jan 16, 2009

    Danuta Aca,!A"DankaAca,!A? Zaremba can finally enjoy the benefits of American citizenship. After two decades of residence, she formally became a citizen last spring. Zaremba, a cashier at the Officers and Civilians Club, came to America almost 20 years ago. The turmoil of Communism in her native Poland made it necessary for her husband to seek political asylum in this country. Zaremba and her children followed two years later. The family relocated to Huntsville. Over the years, they moved several times around the nation, but always seemed to return to Alabama. Zaremba moved back permanently five years ago. Besides the economic, climate and municipal draws of the community, she said the people themselves made her want to be here. Aca,!A"The people are so friendly here,Aca,!A? she said. Aca,!A"On the street, they smile and say hi to you when they donAca,!a,,ct even know you.Aca,!A?

  • Wygal takes reins of Aviation Support Team

    Jan 16, 2009

    This product office may not be the most glamorous, but its importance to aviation units is evident. Aviation Ground Support Equipment, under the Aviation Systems Project Office, manages 20 systems. Lt. Col. Russ Wygal became the AGSE product manager Jan. 7 in an assumption of charter ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium. Aca,!A"My goal is to support the requirements of the Soldiers and Army aviation units worldwide,Aca,!A? Wygal said.

  • Local Minister Reaches Out to Guard as State Chaplain

    Jan 16, 2009

    The Rev. Coy Hallmark carries a small black Gideon Bible in his jacket pocket that once belonged to World War II veteran Capt. Hartsell Northington. The Bible was given to Hallmark as a gift of gratitude by Lola Northington following her husbandAca,!a,,cs death. Aca,!A"His widow gave it to me on Veterans Day 2007. I was so touched by it because I had done his funeral,Aca,!A? Hallmark said. Aca,!A"I told her I would put it somewhere safe. She said Aca,!EoeNo, donAca,!a,,ct put it up and take care of it. Read it. Use it.Aca,!a,,cAca,!A?

  • USTRANSCOM Port Management Automation project achieves initial capability

    Jan 16, 2009

    The U.S. Transportation Command recently celebrated an important milestone as the convergence of two key automated port processing information systems reached initial capability. The migration of the Worldwide Port System with the Global Air Transportation Execution System creates a single port/terminal processing and management system for the Department of Defense.

  • ACS keeps focus on Soldiers and families

    Jan 16, 2009

    Redstone Arsenal families Aca,!" whether they live on post or not, whether they include a Soldier or Army civilian, or whether they are transferring in or out of the area Aca,!" are the top priority of Family and Morale, Welfare and RecreationAca,!a,,cs Army Community Service. As the ACS staff and volunteers prepare for the opportunities and challenges of 2009, they are working with a growing number of families that span the entire spectrum from the young enlisted Soldier to the retiree. Aca,!A"We feel confident that we have created a friendly environment at ACS and that people feel comfortable coming to us if they have any kind of problem or need information,Aca,!A? ACS division chief Sue Paddock said. Aca,!A"We are available for anyone associated with the Arsenal. All of the ACS staff is dedicated to going the extra mile for families. If ACS canAca,!a,,ct help them, we know where to look in the community to get them the help they need. We have a lot of strong partnerships with agencies and organizations in the area who want to help Arsenal families.Aca,!A?

  • Veteran Holds to Dream of Local Vets Memorial

    Jan 16, 2009

    Bill Stender has held his vision of a dream since 2001. ThatAca,!a,,cs the year he and two other veterans Aca,!" retired generals Grayson Tate and Bob Drolet -- committed themselves to seeing a veterans memorial built in Huntsville. Some eight years later, he and several volunteers still have that dream in sight. Yet, the dream Aca,!" although more concrete now than ever with the addition of an architectural drawing, a dedicated location and nearly $1 million in the bank Aca,!" still remains evasive. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cve been a little bit disappointed in raising money. ItAca,!a,,cs a little slower than we thought,Aca,!A? Stender said, referring to the $3 million to $4 million needed to build the memorial in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Huntsville. Aca,!A"Money is tight. The volunteers we have on our board have had to strengthen their focus on their own work because of the economy and they donAca,!a,,ct have as much time to dedicate to this project. Everybody is refocused on their own businesses.Aca,!A?

  • BRAC Townhall Meeting draws full house

    Jan 16, 2009

    By Sept. 15, 2011, all garrison employees at Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem will lose their jobs as the posts close, said Col. Deborah Grays, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, during the quarterly Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Town Hall Meeting held Jan. 8 at the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • Training Troops on Heavy Equipment

    Jan 16, 2009

    Army reservists from Tennessee, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Texas spent last week training on heavy equipment at Redstone Arsenal. Led by the 844th Engineer Battalion out of Knoxville, the training combined two military occupational specialties Aca,!" 21 Echo (heavy construction equipment operator) and 21 Juliet (general construction equipment operator) Aca,!" into one Super Echo specialty. The Army last October made the training mandatory for all Army Reserve units with Soldiers that carry a 21E or 21J specialty. Aca,!A"The engineer transformation to modularity created a number of challenges for our battalion, one of which was the merging of the 21 Echo and 21 Juliet MOSAca,!a,,cs into a single MOS, being the Super Echo, the 21 Echo,Aca,!A? 844th battalion commander Lt. Col. Adam Roth said. Aca,!A"The training that weAca,!a,,cre conducting at Redstone Arsenal facilitates everybodyAca,!a,,cs transition to the new Super Echo MOS. The training includes over eight separate pieces of equipment, including both operations and maintenance of that equipment.

  • Commanding general leaving Picatinny

    Jan 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Picatinny commander Brig. Gen. William N. Phillips is being reassigned to support Operation Iraqi Freedom, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced Jan. 8.

  • Picatinny employees honored for improvement in hand grenade safety

    Jan 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny employees Jason DeVenezia and Yusif H. Yafai were commended here in December for their work on a device that will make hand grenades safer for Soldiers to use.

  • Wounded Soldier recognized for sacrifice, choice

    Jan 15, 2009

    Bonds of fellowship forged in combat, a desire to lead, and eagerness to continue serving despite tremendous odds, gives Spc. Christopher York an inner strength to endure much hardship. It gives him the strength of character and push that optimizes the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs motif -- Army Strong! On Dec. 15, 2007, York and several of his platoon members were on a patrol in Iraq as members of the 1st Infantry Division from Fort Riley, Kan. An explosive-formed projectile tore through his HMMWV while on the patrol and changed his life forever. Neither the three Soldiers, nor the Iraqi interpreter, in the truck were left unharmed.

  • Cadets seek solution to equipment issues

    Jan 15, 2009

    The senior enlisted advisor at Army Material Command visited West Point to discuss Cadet projects the Cadet teams will enter in the Soldier Design Competition.

  • Crossroads requires Watervliet transformation

    Jan 14, 2009

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. Aca,!aEURc The ArmyAca,!a,,cs cannon factory in upstate New York is at a crossroad, but some might say that it has been at one crossroad or another for nearly 200 years. The view at this crossroad, however, may never have been clearer. The Watervliet Arsenal will continue to improve its core mission, which is to produce the finest military hardware for cannon, artillery, and mortar systems, but will do so by creating an Arsenal that will be known as much for its high-technology park as it is for its cannon factory, said Col. Scott N. Fletcher, Arsenal commander

  • Deputy commanding general praises depot uniqueness, employee competence

    Jan 13, 2009

    Larry Tompkins briefs Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, on capacity management tools within the Logistics Modernization Program system.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot police officers cited for A+ performance

    Jan 13, 2009

    Two police officers earned honors recognition at Aberdeen Proving Ground Police Academy, Md.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - The Welding Branch

    Jan 13, 2009

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" The Welding BranchAca,!a,,cs 18 employees weld fabricated components supporting several missions -- Blue Force Tracking, Power Distribution Illumination systems, electronic shelters and vans, Mine Resistant Ambush Protectant Brackets, large antennas for communications systems, and housings for missile control subsystems. The branch is part of the Systems Integration and Support DirectorateAca,!a,,cs Industrial Services Division. Branch personnel use state-of-the-art equipment such as welding machines, handcutting and brazing torches, plasma cutting machines, and a modular fixturing table to work on thousands of components annually. Each welding booth is equipped with an air flow system to remove harmful fumes and dust from the work area. Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the commandAca,!a,,cs mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Scope of logistics mission extends from NEPA mountains to warzone

    Jan 13, 2009

    TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs ability to make on-site repairs to communications-electronics equipment extends the scope of its maintenance and logistics mission from the mountains of Pennsylvania to the deserts of Southwest Asia.

  • AMC program teaches directors, managers new ways to do business

    Jan 13, 2009

    Tobyhanna senior leaders are discovering new ways to improve business processes with the help of an Army Materiel Command executive development program.

  • Deputy commanding general praises depot uniqueness, employee competence

    Jan 13, 2009

    Larry Tompkins briefs Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, on capacity management tools within the Logistics Modernization Program system.

  • Firefinder processor tests successful - Verification exercise preps radar for rollout of new equipme

    Jan 13, 2009

    Verification exercise preps radar for rollout of new equipment. Testing conducted here last month may soon give warfighters even more reliable Firefinder radar systems.

  • Rock Island Arsenal New Year's reception

    Jan 12, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Radin, commanding general of Army Sustainment Command, hosts New Year's reception at historic Quarters One.

  • Moving the military in the Land of the Midnight Sun

    Jan 12, 2009

    The 599th Transportation Group's four-person Alaska Detachment carries out the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's mission in extreme conditions, handling all the surface movements for Alaska's growing military presence.

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2009

    Robotics, communications electronics, sensors, simulators and the latest battlefield cuisine brought the message of strength through technology to a New YearAca,!a,,cs weekend event best know for its focus on the physical characteristics of strength. High technology exhibits from the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Research Development and Engineering Command took center stage for the thousands who came through the Army Strong Zone, the display-filled parking lot of the Alamo Bowl football stadium.

  • Witness to King's assassination speaks to Anniston Army Depot

    Jan 9, 2009

    Most pioneers are not around long enough to walk the trails theyAca,!a,,cve blazed, but that doesnAca,!a,,ct mean anyone should stop dreaming. That is what Rev. Samuel Aca,!A"BillyAca,!A? Kyles told a group of Anniston Army Depot employees Jan. 6 during an event held in the east industrial area by the Equal Employment Opportunity Office in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Annual energy consumption down at Anniston

    Jan 9, 2009

    Workers at Anniston Army Depot, Ala., are using less energy these days. Ongoing energy conservation projects and a sustainable culture have put the depot on a path to reduce its energy consumption through the use of Ground Coupled Heat Pump systems.

  • Technologies Score Big at All-American Bowl

    Jan 8, 2009

  • Wounded Warrior: 'I Just Feel Lucky to be Here'

    Jan 8, 2009

    For Col. Frederick Heaggans, director of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Forward, supporting the war fighter is more than a phrase on a bumper sticker or a line in a speech. It is something he has bled for.

  • 'Caveman' teaches robotics to troops in Iraq

    Jan 7, 2009

    Soldiers in Iraq are now better trained to use the ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest robotic systems thanks to the work of Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Caveman.Aca,!A? Although his moniker dates to prehistoric times, Norm Root is very much up to date with the high-tech use of robots like the Marcbot IV-N and Packbot 510 with Fastac Kit in explosive hazard identification, surveillance and reconnaissance, and route clearance. He recently returned from a two-month training mission in Iraq where he taught Soldiers and Marines the techniques and tricks of using the robots for bomb identification and other life threatening situations in theater. Aca,!A"They asked me at first to train Soldiers and Marines on the new equipment, the Marcbot IV-N. But those are just now getting in the field and it turned out training was really needed with the Fastac. So they asked me if I would train them on how to use the Fastac, which is in very big demand,Aca,!A? said Root, who is a Redstone contractor with Qualis Corp. working in support of PEO-Ground Combat Systems, Robotic Systems Joint Project Office.

  • AMC moving toward better future

    Jan 7, 2009

    As 2009 begins, the Army Materiel Command is coming closer to realizing a synergy through its move to Redstone Arsenal that will Aca,!A"re-energize and transformAca,!A? its work force, said one of its leading generals. Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury, who is the former commander of Redstone Arsenal and the Aviation and Missile Command, and who is now the Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs deputy commander, has an insiderAca,!a,,cs perspective on the Army organizations that will be co-located at the Arsenal when the base realignment and closure recommendations are completed by 2011. AMCOM along with Program Executive Office-Aviation and PEO-Missiles and Space are subordinate commands to AMC, now headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va. AMC is the ArmyAca,!a,,cs premier provider of materiel readiness, including technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection and sustainment, ranging from weapon systems to maintenance and distribution of spare parts.

  • Army leaders kick off 'Year of the NCO' at Texas installation

    Jan 6, 2009

    Army senior leaders officially kicked off the service's year-long focus on the noncommissioned officer corps during a media event on Fort Bliss, Texas, Monday.

  • Wounded Warrior kicks off new armor for Humvee

    Dec 31, 2008

    Master Sgt. Jeffrey Mittman was the guest of honor at the Product Manager, Light Tactical Vehicles kick-off event for Fragmentation Kit Seven, the latest Overhead Armor protection for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs work horse, the M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV.

  • New lighter batteries last longer, set unordered

    Dec 31, 2008

    The ArmyAca,!a,,cs newest batteries are lighter, last longer and are setting unordered because Soldiers donAca,!a,,ct know about them, according to officials at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Picatinny employees realize $2.7 million cost savings, cost avoidance during LSS certification

    Dec 31, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal - The ARDEC Lean Six Sigma staff recognized 16 teams consisting of 39 team members who achieved grean and black belt certification.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: World War II coveralls

    Dec 31, 2008

    A World War II museum in Arkansas is requesting that anyone who may have coveralls from that era to please contact them.

  • Four Picatinny employees recognized by NDIA

    Dec 31, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Four Picatinny employees were among 10 individuals honored by the Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association during the organizationAca,!a,,cs 28th annual Firepower Awards luncheon in Randolph Nov. 13.

  • Picatinny lab dazzles participants with non-lethal studies

    Dec 30, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" How could Soldiers determine if suspicious vehicles contain innocent civilians or dangerous insurgents' Are there ways to suppress an insurgent from opening fire on Soldiers without injuring innocent civilians in the immediate area' What are the most effective methods to clear crowds'

  • Picatinny club hosts historic holiday homes tour

    Dec 29, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Installation employees had the opportunity to tour the homes of Picatinny military families during a Picatinny Military and Civilian Club-sponsored holiday homes tour here Dec. 8.

  • Picatinny wounded warrior receives a little help from a friend

    Dec 29, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Customers of a local hotel chain generiously rounded up their final bill either by $1, $5 or $10 in support of the Wounded Warrior program.

  • Last VX nerve agent munition eliminated from CMA's destruction stockpile

    Dec 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency marked the destruction of all VX nerve agent munitions at its destruction sites on Wed., Dec. 24, 2008.

  • Arsenal's 'Secret Santas' donate to needy

    Dec 29, 2008

    The Watervliet Arsenal is well known for the manufacturing of military hardware for cannons, mortars, and artillery systems. But behind the 1800s-era facades that hide hundreds of machines that pound cold steel into weapon systems everyday are warm hearts. Despite recent headlines of a slowing economy, which has negatively affected donations to charitable organizations nationwide in 2008, the Arsenal and its union, National Federation of Federal Employees Local 2109, collected nearly 500 toys and a cash donation of $500 this holiday season for The Salvation Army in Troy, N.Y.

  • Crane employee receives Air Force Combat Medal for Iraq service

    Dec 23, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee hired in 2008 recently became one of the first Indiana Air National Guard Airmen to receive the Air Force Combat Action Medal for his heroic actions while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Tyler Shields, currently an explosive handler for Crane, received the medal for his actions in August 2004. Shields, from the 181st Fighter Wing, had been attached to the Army's 1058th Gun Truck Company in Iraq, where he helped to provide convoy security.

  • Defense Ammunition Center partners with local college to develop degree program

    Dec 23, 2008

    Defense Ammunition Center strives to provide additional opportunities for ammunition interns to help progress their careers. The Oklahoma State Regents approved a new associate degree at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Ammunition Management and Safety. This program represents a partnership between EOSC and DAC to provide college degree opportunities to DAC interns.

  • McAlester Army Ammunition Plant teams up with Air Force to resolve Item Unique ID issue

    Dec 23, 2008

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant has always worked closely with customers in meeting requirements. IUID (Item Unique Identification) deployment is one example. The Air Force was tasked to meet the Department of Defense's requirement to uniquely mark all items with a unit cost of $5,000 or higher. The Air Force and MCAAP's Ammunition Operations Process Division together researched and tested many different marking systems/materials to determine the best method.

  • Joint Munitions Command headquarters finalizing preparations for Yellow Belt Certifications

    Dec 23, 2008

    The Joint Munitions Command headquarters Lean Six Sigma Office will recognize Subject Matter Experts with a yellow belt certificate and coin for the contributions they make in bringing about the successful completion of a JMC headquarters green belt or black belt project. This is being implemented to recognize SME's who go "above and beyond" simply going to some of the team meetings, and therefore play a vital role in the success of GB/BB projects.

  • Radford breaks ground on new facility for making propellant

    Dec 23, 2008

    The Joint Munitions Command marked the start of a project that will impact the future of propellant manufacturing in North America with groundbreaking Dec. 4 for a new Nitric Acid Concentrator/Sulfuric Acid Concentrator at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. "The purpose of the NAC/SAC is to manufacture strong nitric and sulfuric acid, which is key to the production of Nitrocellulose. The NAC/SAC will cost $103 million and is the first major modernization project to break ground at Radford," said Lt. Col. (P) Jon Drushal, Radford's commander.

  • Watervliet Arsenal Workforce to become...thinner

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Arsenal information technology folks have a New Year's resolution and it means getting the Arsenal workforce thinner. No, this isn't some new health kick or an attempt to make the workforce workour everday in the gym. Because we know that ain't going to happen.

  • BenAfAt, Arsenal Electrify Old Concept

    Dec 22, 2008

    The Chinese are widely known to have discovered gunpowder more than 1100 years ago, an event that radically changed warfare from what was a very personal, hand-to-hand engagement, to a beyond-the-horizon contest between armies. But for the last 25 years, the U.S. Army BenAfAt Laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal has been quietly working on a new gun system that will once again change the history of warfare - maybe for the next thousand years.

  • Film crew uses 3rd HBCT Soldiers for recruiting

    Dec 19, 2008

    A film crew from Ignited LLC, an advertising agency in El Segundo, Calif., came to Kelley Hill Dec. 12-14 to capture Soldiers at work for a new series of recruitment videos. The videos will be used to put together interactive videos for recruiters to show potential recruits various military occupation specialties (MOSs) and what each job entails.

  • Anniston Army Depot's Career Academy to appear on AMC News Dispatch

    Dec 18, 2008

    Members from the Army Materiel Command public and congressional affairs office were on depot Dec. 16 to obtain footage of the Career Academy for an upcoming AMC News Dispatch broadcast.

  • Artists give back to troops

    Dec 18, 2008

    Singer John Ondrasik talks to the Fort Sill Cannoneer about "For the Troops II"

  • Christmas parade opportunity for co-op students to hone carpentry skills

    Dec 18, 2008

    Thanks to a lot of hard work by students and instructors at the depotAca,!a,,cs Career Academy, Anniston Army Depot was able to participate in the City of AnnistonAca,!a,,cs Aca,!EoeGo GreenAca,!a,,c Christmas Parade Dec 5. The parade goers lined up along Noble Street were able to see the craftsmanship of area high school seniors employed here under the depotAca,!a,,cs high school cooperative education program.

  • Annual depot Christmas Cheer Program sponsors 224 children with DHR

    Dec 18, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- 'Elves' plugged away at the depot over the past month to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to local children under the care of DHR. The depot delivered five truckloads of Christmas gifts to Calhoun CountyAca,!a,,cs Department of Human Resources on Dec. 16 as part of the annual Christmas Cheer Program.

  • Depot, BAE Systems maintain cooperative support of troops

    Dec 18, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Equipping our troops through public-private partnering is not new to the depot and defense contractor BAE Systems. The two have been teaming up to repair combat vehicles and other military equipment since 1994, and the relationship is still one that gives BAE Systems, formerly United Defense, a profound footprint on the depot.

  • Retired First Sergeant Cited for Boy Scout Work

    Dec 17, 2008

    Retired 1st Sgt. Albert Aca,!A"AlAca,!A? Farrar wasnAca,!a,,ct at the Veterans Day Dinner when his name was called out as the recipient of a lifetime achievement award presented by the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition. It wasnAca,!a,,ct that he didnAca,!a,,ct want to be present to receive such a prestigious award. If he had known about the award, which he didnAca,!a,,ct, he would have rearranged his schedule to make sure he was there. But, without realizing the momentous occasion he was missing, Farrar went about taking care of a previous engagement he had scheduled with a few young men. While other veterans and community leaders were dining at the Von Braun CenterAca,!a,,cs North Hall, Farrar was going over the details of a flag retirement ceremony that members of Boy Scout Troop 400 would be involved in on Veterans Day. Aca,!A"What I enjoy doing is changing the character in boys. IAca,!a,,cm not doing this to get recognition,Aca,!A? said Farrar, who has been the Scoutmaster for Troop 400 since it was started in 1988.

  • Project Office has Precise Procurement Needs

    Dec 17, 2008

    As 2008 winds down and Aca,!a,,c09 ramps up, the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Project Office is living up to its name -- Precision. Aca,!A"We are ceasing the procurement of Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions after deliveries of work in progress,Aca,!A? project manager Col. Dave Rice said. Aca,!A"We are also pursuing technologies that will meet the requirement to engage broadly dispersed area targets.Aca,!A? An Army Configuration Steering Board has resulted in the release of a request for proposal for two or more competing contractors to provide Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead technology solutions.

  • Blessings Abound for Family Facing Health Crisis

    Dec 17, 2008

    Rick GrayAca,!a,,cs faith has been tested to its very core. And, yet, he counts his blessings every day. HeAca,!a,,cs thankful to God for his wife Lisa, his twin daughters Hannah and Lauren, his church and community, and his job with AMCOMAca,!a,,cs Integrated Material Management Center that now allows him to work from home. Those blessings mean a lot to a man who is struggling with incurable stage 4 Renal Cell Carcinoma. But thatAca,!a,,cs not the only health challenge faced by Gray and his family.

  • National Guard Celebrates 372nd Birthday

    Dec 17, 2008

    In a year when the Alabama Army National Guard has gone through one its most significant transformations, the commander of a state theater-level headquarters said AlabamaAca,!a,,cs Guard is ready for its dual mission in support of the stateAca,!a,,cs governor and the nationAca,!a,,cs president. Maj. Gen. Joe Harkey, commander of the Alabama Army National GuardAca,!a,,cs 167th Theater Sustainment Command, provided an outline of the GuardAca,!a,,cs history and its future at a National Guard 372nd birthday breakfast sponsored by the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army on Friday at the Heritage Club. Harkey said the state activated 41 units, deactivated 54 units and converted another 44 units during its transformation from Aca,!A"a strategic reserve to an operational forceAca,!A? that provides flexibility in its dual mission to provide states with units trained and equipped to protect life and property, and to provide the nation units trained, equipped and ready to defend the U.S. and its interests anywhere in the world.

  • Redstone School Bus Operation Nearing End

    Dec 17, 2008

    Redstone Arsenal is getting out of the school bus business. The change began this school year when Huntsville started transporting Redstone youngsters who attend Columbia and New Century high schools. The next phase will begin Jan. 5, after the Christmas break, when the city will start transporting students to J.E. Williams Middle School. Next year, the city will transport students to J.E. Williams Elementary.

  • Canines Charm Vets Home Residents

    Dec 17, 2008

    Visitors at the Tut Fann Veterans Home rarely are of the four-legged variety. But, thanks to the generosity of some dog owners from Athens, veterans at Tut Fann recently got to pet, hold, hug and talk to a few of Aca,!A"manAca,!a,,cs best friends.Aca,!A? The furry visitors garnered lots of different responses during their Dec. 9 visit with veterans, ranging from surprise to sheer joy with comments like Aca,!A"good dogAca,!A? and Aca,!A"What a nice puppy.Aca,!A?

  • RDECOM quote from Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo

    Dec 17, 2008

    "It is an immense privilege for me to continue to serve our Army and to serve you as the commander of RDECOM

  • Supply technician claims AMC employee of year award

    Dec 17, 2008

    For 26 years, Laura Dumback (a resident of Scranton) has worked around, over and under a wall of silence.

  • Suggestion saves money, increases production

    Dec 17, 2008

    Everyone knows that necessity is the mother of invention. The necessity of readying radios for the warfighter sparked a suggestion that increases production and will save the taxpayer more than $235,000 per year.

  • Pillsbury confirmed for 3rd star

    Dec 17, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Jim PillsburyAca,!a,,cs nomination for his third star was confirmed Dec. 8. The president had nominated him for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff for Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Technical library at Tobyhanna Army Depot streamlines operations

    Dec 17, 2008

    Tobyhanna employees rely on the validity of thousands of documents to repair and test communications-electronics equipment used by servicemembers around the world.

  • Pillsbury advances

    Dec 17, 2008

    Bold, loving and sensible are just a few of the words used to describe the new deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command during a promotion ceremony conducted at AMC headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 15.

  • Rooftop landscaping project nears completion at Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Dec 17, 2008

    Workers from Silvercool Roof install the second of four green roofs on Building 11Aca,!a,,cs Wing C. Each green roof will cover about 14,000 square feet with about 1,500 pre-planted modules of plants.

  • Hard work pays off for LOGSA employee -- Industrial engineer inducted into hall of fame

    Dec 17, 2008

    An industrial engineer here, who started as an analyst, has been inducted into the Military Packaging Hall of Fame.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot volunteers entertain guests from local schools, veteran centers

    Dec 17, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. Aca,!" More than 700 children and adults attended the Operation Santa Claus (OSC) parties on Dec. 2-4. During the annual event 300 volunteers, including students from Dunmore and Pocono Mountain high schools, dressed in costumes, assisted Santa and helped with the guests. Thirty groups participated in the parties, including Pittston Area, Mid Valley and Pleasant Valley school districts, Friendship House, and the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton veteran centers. Also in attendance were personalities from 98.5 KRZ, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and Pioneers sports teams. Each guest received an OSC bag, coloring book and crayons, candy and a toy. Guests also received a Tobyhanna Army Depot knit cap, donated by the Tobyhanna Credit Union. Dozens of people also attended the Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 2 at The Landing. The ceremony included caroling, pictures with Santa and gifts for the children. This yearAca,!a,,cs OSC efforts raised over $30,000; and decorations, clothes and toys were donated to local churches, military reserve units, centers and families. Aca,!A"Operation Santa Claus was once again a huge success. Children and teachers were grateful for all that we did, and they had a blast,Aca,!A? said Walter Dorosky, project coordinator. Aca,!A"We appreciate the generosity of employees who volunteered their time.Aca,!A? Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest full-service Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) maintenance and logistics support facility in the Department of Defense. Employees repair, overhaul and fabricate electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs missions support all branches of the Armed Forces. The depot is the Army Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center (TRC) for ground communications and electronics. About 5,700 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the commandAca,!a,,cs mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

    Dec 16, 2008

    www.army.mil/warriorcaremonth is now www.army.mil/warriorcarenews

  • Red River Defense Complex gives big to Toys for Tots

    Dec 16, 2008

    Red River Defense Complex gives to the local Toys for Tots campaign.

  • Army releases new training manual

    Dec 15, 2008

    The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

  • Fort Monmouth and Aberdeen Proving Ground groups send cheer, gifts overseas

    Dec 15, 2008

  • Virginia's Best Kept Housing Secret

    Dec 15, 2008

  • Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general

    Dec 15, 2008

    Lieutenant General James H. Pillsbury assumed the duties as the U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Deputy Commanding General on December 8, 2008. Lieutenant General Pillsbury is also serving as the Executive Director for Conventional Ammunition.

  • Local chiropractic college offers service to troops

    Dec 15, 2008

    Active-duty military personnel and their dependents may be eligible to receive free chiropractic care from Palmer Chiropractic Clinics. The services include chiropractic exams, adjustments, radiological imaging, laboratory work and rehabilitation at any of PalmerAca,!a,,cs clinics across the nation.

  • Technology improves unit communication

    Dec 12, 2008

    The annual Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment concluded this week with an open house on McKenna MOUT Wednesday that showcased more than 30 kinds of technology. The open house presented an opportunity for industry and military leaders to learn about the uses and advantages of technology studied during the experiment, said Harry Lubin, chief of Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs Live Experimentation Division with the Maneuver Battle Lab. Now in its fifth year, the experiment focused on the impact of network technology on small units.

  • BRAC Road Show helps TACOM employees prepare for upcoming move

    Dec 12, 2008

    Ramon Rivero is faced with a life-changing decision -- whether to follow his job when his command relocates due to a 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendation. But after attending an information session here Dec. 2 he feels he has up-to-date information that will help him decide. The 2005 BRAC Commission recommendation relocates all of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Rock IslandAca,!a,,cs 1,200 jobs, most to Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich., by September 2011. Early mission moves are scheduled for next year.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's newest business partner

    Dec 11, 2008

    Watervliet Arsenal celebrated the arrival of its newest civilian tenant, Vistec Lithography Inc., on Nov. 25, 2008. Col. Scott N. Fletcher, commander of the Arsenal, welcomes, from left to right, Alain E.Kaloyeros of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany; Assembly Majority Leader Ronald Canestrari; U.S. Sen. Charles Shumer (D-N.Y.); and Papken Der Torossian of Vistec Lithography.

  • Haley's Holiday Hope

    Dec 11, 2008

    A 9 year-old Lawton girl, whose father is a Fort Sill Soldier is giving up her birthday presents and asking birthday part-goers to donate a toy to a local children's shelter.

  • Remember our warfighters this holiday season

    Dec 11, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Most of our uniformed men and women who are deployed or assigned overseas will not be home with their families and friends this December. Instead, they will be performing the important mission of protecting our freedoms, and the freedoms of citizens of other countries, in lands vastly different from our own beloved country.

  • Pillsbury confirmed for 3rd star

    Dec 11, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Jim PillsburyAca,!a,,cs nomination for his third star was confirmed Dec. 8. The president had nominated him for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general/chief of staff for Army Materiel Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Final chemical weapons disposal campaign begins at Arsenal

    Dec 11, 2008

    Employees at the Pine Bluff Chemical Activity and the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility successfully transported and processed the first mustard agent- filled ton container of the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs stockpile.

  • Product manager for Demil visits Anniston Munitions Center's Missile Recycling Center

    Dec 10, 2008

  • Special delivery to Iraqi Air Force, courtesy of Redstone

    Dec 10, 2008

    Team Redstone workers gathered Dec. 1 to celebrate the delivery of five Bell Jet Ranger training helicopters to the Iraqi Air Force. Aca,!A"When youAca,!a,,cre not worried about who gets the credit, you can do phenomenal things,Aca,!A? Dr. Tom Pieplow, director of AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate, said. Aca,!A"This is a stellar example of the partnering among U.S. government entities, contractors and foreign governments.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"When anybody has a need, they come here,Aca,!A? AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles said. Aca,!A"And when they come here, we pile on quickly and get things done; itAca,!a,,cs called teamwork. That spirit of teamwork has been perfected here and taken to a higher level. Aca,!A"This is about giving the Iraqis a way to defend their own country so our Soldiers and civilians can get back.

  • View video of AMC BRAC construction in progress

    Dec 10, 2008

    Time moves quickly on video, especially in fast forward. Trees disappear within seconds at a construction site. Shadows move across the video screen as morning becomes late afternoon. Controlling the videotape on his computer screen is multimedia/video lead Bob Blankenship of the Garrison/Directorate of Information ManagementAca,!a,,cs Visual Information Group. HeAca,!a,,cs showing a time-lapse video file of the construction site for the new Army Materiel Command headquarters building. A camera mounted on the roof of building 4505, across the street from the site on Martin Road, shoots the video every Monday through Friday. The videotape can be viewed on the GarrisonAca,!a,,cs internal website and also at AMC. Aca,!A"The reason the camera was installed was to provide AMC personnel with the ability to monitor the construction progress of their new facility,Aca,!A? Blankenship said. Aca,!A"The idea was initiated within the DOIM as a means of providing AMC with a way of watching the construction as it progresses.Aca,!A?

  • Army Sustainment Command's enlisted aide best in Army

    Dec 8, 2008

    Sgt. Alicia Hight, the enlisted aide to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was recently named the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Enlisted Aide of the Year for 2008 and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs nominee for the Inter-Service Enlisted Aide of the Year competition. She competed against the top enlisted aides from the other services -- Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.

  • Army selects development team for Watervliet Arsenal property

    Dec 8, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- (December 9, 2008) Aca,!" The Department of the Army announced Sunday at the Watervliet Arsenal the selection of a business development group that has the potential to transform up to 60 acres of Arsenal property for private development.

  • RDECOM hails new commander during change of command ceremony

    Dec 8, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command ushered in new leadership at Aberdeen Proving Ground during a change of command ceremony Dec. 5 at the installationAca,!a,,cs National Guard Armory.

  • Army reacts to 10-K nuclear detonation

    Dec 8, 2008

    A 10-kiloton nuclear device detonates on American soil killing an estimated 100,000 people. It is the first major attack against the United States since the three-pronged terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2001. First responders are on the scene but are overwhelmed and request federal intervention. Such was the doom and gloom scenario during a command post exercise conducted at Fort Stewart, Ga., in mid-September. The exercise was dubbed Exercise Vibrant Response and was the first exercise of its kind for CCMRF -- CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force. CBRNE means chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high yield explosives.

  • Former Army chief shares insight on successful leadership

    Dec 5, 2008

    One of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs former highest ranking Soldiers visited Rock Island Arsenal employees as well as the civilian community at local universities during a two-day visit to the Quad-Cities area.

THE ARMY NOW

More Videos

STAND-TO!
WORLD VIEW(Links to external media)