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  • Army looks to new technology for possible follow-on to M-4

    Nov 13, 2008

    Army and industry leaders gathered Thursday to exchange information about the latest advances in small-arms technology and to look for a weapon that could be a follow-on to the M-4 carbine.

  • Military commemorative stone dedicated in Moline, Ill.

    Nov 13, 2008

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Radin, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, capped off a busy, blustery Veterans Day by dedicating MolineAca,!a,,cs new Military Commemorative Stone at Browning Park.

  • Polish commander awards ASC officer in Afghanistan

    Nov 13, 2008

    An Army Sustainment Command officer working at Ghazni, Afghanistan received recognition from a Polish general for his efforts as an Army Materiel Command LOGCAP support officer to the Polish Military Contingent and Polish Battle Group in a recent ceremony.

  • First female four-star general promoted Friday

    Nov 12, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in U.S. military history in a Pentagon ceremony and later assumed command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command from outgoing commander, Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin at Fort Belvoir Friday.

  • Weapons Qualification

    Nov 12, 2008

    US Army Sustainment Command Soldiers take aim during M9 Pistol qualification at Klaes-Tralau Memorial Range near Shaffton, Iowa, about 20 miles north east of Rock Island Arsenal Nov. 7. Soldiers of ASC manned the range during the week to support the commandAca,!a,,cs training requirements on the M9 Pistol and the M16A2 Rifle.

  • Thirty-three Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards

    Nov 12, 2008

    Thomas H. Killion, deputy assistant secretary of the Army, announced Oct. 27 that 33 Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees are winners of the 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards. The RDA award is the ArmyAca,!a,,cs top award for research and development. In all the Army recognized 39 projects, eight of which were designed by the ARDEC employees.

  • Rock Island Arsenal farewell's 41 Citizen-Soldiers

    Nov 12, 2008

    Forty-one Citizen-Soldiers from the Multi-Functional Command departed from Rock Island Arsenal to support the US Army Sustainment Command in Southwest Asia Nov. 7. Soldiers and civilians lined the streets of Rock Island Arsenal to bid farewell to the US Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • Leaking rocket at Blue Grass Army Depot successfully contained, moved

    Nov 11, 2008

    Toxic chemical workers assigned to the Blue Grass Chemical Activity successfully overpacked a leaking M55 GB rocket, Oct. 28.

  • Fort Rucker BOSS haunted house 'Supports the Strong'

    Nov 7, 2008

    Haunted House volunteers collected about 2,500 cans of food and baby items that will be donated to the Fort Rucker Food Locker to support the post community during the upcoming holiday season.

  • Flying under the radar: Raven migrating to a new digital data link

    Nov 7, 2008

    The Raven unmanned aerial system, will be receiving a much needed upgrade with the migration to a digital data link.

  • PEO Soldier launches new equipment surveys

    Nov 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier has launched an Internet-based survey system to support its mission to aggressively incorporate Soldier feedback into everything it does. More than 30 surveys, announced on AKO and available to Soldiers through a link on the PEO Soldier Web site peosoldier.army.mil, are designed to give Soldiers a forum to communicate their thoughts and suggestions up the chain of command. The surveys cover everything from clothing and individual equipmentAca,!"gloves, goggles, and battering ramsAca,!"to individual and crew served weapons such as the M4 carbine and the M110 sniper system.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot takes on a new mission in Kuwait

    Nov 7, 2008

    Letterkenny Army Depot has contracted with VSE Corp., Alexandria, Va., to modernize the Route Clearance Vehicles in Kuwait. VSE was selected as the prime contractor to improve the U.S. military's defense against roadside mines and improvised explosive devices. IEDs are the number one source of casualties for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the RCVs are one of several tools that the warfighter is using to offset this threat. The effort will be managed by a Letterkenny Army Depot team and the facility will be operated by VSE Corp.

  • Installation honors retirees' selfless service

    Nov 7, 2008

    Installation honors retireesAca,!a,,c selfless service

  • Across the miles, Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

    Nov 7, 2008

    Families assemble packages for deployed Fort Rucker troops

  • Fort Rucker salutes military Families

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker kicks of Military Family Month

  • Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

    Nov 7, 2008

    Caring and sharing, Credit union members, staff help keep post Food Locker shelves full

  • Wounded warrior finds a home in Lyster's WTU

    Nov 7, 2008

    Wounded warrior finds hope in Warrior Transition Unit

  • Primary School students cast their votes in civics process

    Nov 7, 2008

    Fort Rucker Primary School students cast votes

  • ASC builds training event to polish warrior skills

    Nov 7, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Aca,!" More than 35 Army Reserve Soldiers were evaluated during a two-day Situational Training Exercise on Rock Island Arsenal Nov. 1 and 2. Soldiers from the U.S. Army Sustainment CommandAca,!a,,cs Multi-Functional Support Command were challenged in the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully accomplish their wartime mission.

  • Army's chief of staff visits Fort Monmouth and discusses Army Imperatives

    Nov 6, 2008

    In a visit by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and his wife, Sheila, to Fort Monmouth Wednesday, the Army's senior-ranking general officer talked to Fort Monmouth leaders, its workforce and future officers about the ArmyAca,!a,,cs four imperatives to Aca,!A"restore balanceAca,!A? now and for the future.

  • University Helps Army Find a New Strategy for Education

    Nov 6, 2008

    The University of Alabama in Huntsville has been enlisted to help the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) modernize its logistics operations. Researchers in UAHuntsville's Center for the Management of Science and Technology (CMOST) will develop the educational strategy for a flanking maneuver around old habits, ancient procedures and a plethora of free-standing legacy systems developed independently by a variety of depots, offices and commands.

  • Picatinny official, Multi-National Force - Iraq leader participate in local Veteran's Day obser

    Nov 6, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A senior Picatinny official and the top commander in Iraq joined politicians and local students in honoring veterans during a Veterans Day Observance at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Rockaway Oct. 30.

  • Rutgers ROTC paints Picatinny, cadets use installation's paintball facility for tactical traini

    Nov 6, 2008

    Cadets from the Rutgers Reserve Officer Training Corps traveled to Picatinny Arsenal to utilize the installion's paintball course for tactical training purposes Oct. 24.

  • Make a movie - save a life

    Nov 6, 2008

    With the launch of a peer-to-peer video competition, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center hopes to harness the power of peer influence to help prevent accidents and save lives.

  • Last Remaining VX Nerve Agent Eliminated at UMCDF

    Nov 6, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency announced the safe destruction yesterday of the last VX nerve agent-filled M23 landmine in the Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) stockpile in Oregon, marking the end of all VX-filled munitions stored at the site. The last landmine was destroyed at the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) on Nov. 5, 2008...

  • Archeologists use GPS to preserve history

    Nov 6, 2008

    Archaeologists use technology to map the past.

  • Platoon Sergeants Lead from Front in Competition

    Nov 5, 2008

    In the early morning of Oct. 23, four platoon sergeants, dressed in their Class As, stood quietly, waiting outside a conference room. They looked each other over, corrected any uniform malfunctions and spoke about the previous dayAca,!a,,cs events. They laughed, nervously, as they discussed possible questions which might be fired at them. The door to the conference room opened. It was the first platoon sergeantAca,!a,,cs turn to go inside and face the board of sergeants major. The other three men wished him Aca,!A"good luckAca,!A? as he prepared to enter the room. Little did they know, everything they had been working so hard for, every part of their weekAca,!a,,cs worth of competition, would be decided right here, right now.

  • Non-Line of Sight Testing Helps Counter Small Boat Threat

    Nov 5, 2008

    The NavyAca,!a,,cs Littoral Combat Ship is a versatile platform capable of a range of missions in the littorals (coastline areas). One such mission is to successfully engage hostile Fast In-Shore Attack Craft. The shipboard fielding of the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System will form a large part of the NavyAca,!a,,cs counter-FIAC mission. NLOS-LS is a joint Army/Navy developed system that comprises 15 Precision Attack Missiles vertically launched from a Container Launch Unit. The shipboard application of NLOS-LS will consist of 4 integrated CLUs (totaling 60 missiles) installed into a LCS Mission Module, with up to 3 NLOS-LS Mission Modules per ship. To optimize the missileAca,!a,,cs targeting electronics for all potential target sets, sea-based as well as ground-based NLOS-LS testing is conducted. In August, Navy Research and Development Test Teams (with Army support) successfully conducted Captive Flight Test N1B in the waters off of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle.

  • Non-Line of Sight Testing Helps Counter Small Boat Threat

    Nov 5, 2008

    The NavyAca,!a,,cs Littoral Combat Ship is a versatile platform capable of a range of missions in the littorals (coastline areas). One such mission is to successfully engage hostile Fast In-Shore Attack Craft. The shipboard fielding of the Non-Line-of-Sight Launch System will form a large part of the NavyAca,!a,,cs counter-FIAC mission. NLOS-LS is a joint Army/Navy developed system that comprises 15 Precision Attack Missiles vertically launched from a Container Launch Unit. The shipboard application of NLOS-LS will consist of 4 integrated CLUs (totaling 60 missiles) installed into a LCS Mission Module, with up to 3 NLOS-LS Mission Modules per ship. To optimize the missileAca,!a,,cs targeting electronics for all potential target sets, sea-based as well as ground-based NLOS-LS testing is conducted. In August, Navy Research and Development Test Teams (with Army support) successfully conducted Captive Flight Test N1B in the waters off of Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle.

  • Public Affairs Specialist Proves her Mettle in Martial Arts

    Nov 5, 2008

    People who have met SMDC public affairs specialist Dottie White and who donAca,!a,,ct know much else about her also donAca,!a,,ct have a clue about her warrior side. Her quiet demeanor and glowing, fair-haired youthful appearance give the impression that she wouldnAca,!a,,ct hurt a living insect much less a human being. However, people who have competed with Dottie in martial arts have a clear understanding of her fierce, warrior side. Dottie is an 11-time world champion in womenAca,!a,,cs black belt martial arts fighting. She is also the 2008 world champion, ages 30 and above, in the womenAca,!a,,cs black belt weapons category and the 2008 world champion, ages 30 and above, in the womenAca,!a,,cs black belt fighting category.

  • Public Affairs Specialist Proves her Mettle in Martial Arts

    Nov 5, 2008

    People who have met SMDC public affairs specialist Dottie White and who donAca,!a,,ct know much else about her also donAca,!a,,ct have a clue about her warrior side. Her quiet demeanor and glowing, fair-haired youthful appearance give the impression that she wouldnAca,!a,,ct hurt a living insect much less a human being. However, people who have competed with Dottie in martial arts have a clear understanding of her fierce, warrior side. Dottie is an 11-time world champion in womenAca,!a,,cs black belt martial arts fighting. She is also the 2008 world champion, ages 30 and above, in the womenAca,!a,,cs black belt weapons category and the 2008 world champion, ages 30 and above, in the womenAca,!a,,cs black belt fighting category.

  • Standing up for Army Values despite war injury

    Nov 5, 2008

    At 5 feet 9 inches tall, Jeffrey Adams stands up every day for the Army values although he now makes his stand on only one good leg.

  • Community Waves Red, White, Blue

    Nov 5, 2008

    What do the Curvy Red Hatters of Hazel Green, tube-launched, an optically-tracked, wire-guided (TOW) Carrier and its mounted TOW II missile, Rocket Taekwondo, U.S. Submarine Veterans, Huntsville Havoc and Rolling Hills Academic Dancing Divas all have in common' They are among the 120 and counting entries that will appear in Huntsville's annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 beginning at 11 a.m. in downtown. They will be marching down streets lined by hundreds of patriotic Americans who will be cheering, waving flags, celebrating and honoring the nation, its military and its servicemembers under the event's theme - "Courage, Sacrifice, and Duty." "This is a heck of an event," said retired Brig. Gen. Bob Drolet, who oversees the city's Veterans Day committee. "Isn't it amazing what has happened ...

  • 'Support the Strong' this holiday season

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Rucker launched it's 'Support the Strong' campaign today, focusing on post donation-supported charities.

  • Rucker community teams to prepare Families

    Nov 5, 2008

    Fort Rucker prepares Families for natural and manmade disasters.

  • Honoring our World War II veterans

    Nov 5, 2008

    Honor Flight Michigan is a group of dedicated volunteers that arrange two flights a week to take World War Two veterans to the District of Columbia to see their memorial. Two types of people go on these flights; World War Two veterans and volunteer "guardians" who spend the day as escorts and assisting the veterans. The cost to the veteran is absolutely nothing, the staff that arranges these flights are not paid, and it is a non-profit organization...

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot welcomes visitors

    Nov 5, 2008

    Professional staff members from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) visited Tobyhanna on Oct. 16 for briefings and discussions on a variety of topics, including workload, Reset, military construction and capital investment programs.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna -- The Maintenance Operations Division

    Nov 5, 2008

    The Maintenance Operations DivisionAca,!a,,cs 46 personnel provide sustainment and depot-level support for standard and non-standard medical materiel to Army, Army Reserve, National Guard, and authorized Department of Defense activities and other federal agencies. The division performs audiometer calibration, repairs optical and field laboratory equipment, rebuilds dental hand pieces, and participates in the Military Entrance and Processing StationAca,!a,,cs Direct Exchange and X-ray Acceptance/Picture Archiving and Communication System programs. U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Resets medical equipment at depot-level repair shops. The program includes overhauling, rebuilding and recapitalizing medical equipment. All equipment is Reset to original equipment manufacturer and national maintenance standards. 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 for Communications-Electronics, Avionics, and Missile Guidance and Control Systems and the Air Force Technology Repair Center 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.

  • Employees overhaul, sustain radar unit

    Nov 5, 2008

    Employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot continue to look for ways to improve and sustain the AN/MPN-14K Landing Control Center overhaul process.

  • Red River Army Depot, BAE Systems partner to reset 200 FMTVs

    Nov 4, 2008

    HOUSTON, Texas - Employees at TACOM Life Cycle Management Command's Red River Army Depot in partnership with BAE Systems began work Oct. 27 to reset the first of 200 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles.

  • Picatinny receives a visit from outer space

    Nov 4, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Dr. Garrett E. Reisman, a New Jersey native and astronaut with NASA visited the installation Oct. 30., to describe his recent experiences in space. Leaving on space shuttle Endeavour on March 11, Reisman returned to Earth via the space shuttle Discovery on June 14.

  • Chili Fundraiser Raises Nearly $900 for Holiday Building Party

    Nov 3, 2008

    SMDC/ARSTRAT had a Chili Fundraiser on Thursday, October 30 at the Von Braun Complex on Redstone Arsenal to raise funds for the Holiday Building Party. Employees brought in a variety of soups and chilis to donate to the cause, and the number of those who participated was incredible. Overall, $878 was raised.

  • Veterans' lives changed by grassroots program

    Nov 3, 2008

    Nobody gives out a life. Ian Newland was certain of that, so when Mike Conklin sat down with him at a Denver restaurant to talk about a Aca,!A"life scholarship,Aca,!A? that would help him take care of his wife and two children, Newland was skeptical.

  • SDDC officially accepts former U.S. Navy real estate

    Nov 3, 2008

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) officially accepted more than 6,400 acres of former U.S. Navy real estate property during a ceremony Oct. 30 at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), Concord, Calif.

  • Army Materiel Command supports warriors in transition with Lean Six Sigma

    Oct 31, 2008

    Soldiers and civilians from the Warrior Transition Brigade on Fort Hood, Texas, participated in a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt course sponsored by Army Materiel Command Sept. 8-12. The Warrior Transition BrigadeAca,!a,,cs sole mission is to heal Soldiers returning from war and help them successfully return to duty or transition to civilian life. Its role in healing and caring for Soldiers and their families is crucial to the success of both the Soldier who has served so valiantly and the Army as a whole.

  • American Freedom Festival

    Oct 31, 2008

    On October 25, 2008 the American Freedom Foundation presented the 5th Annual American Freedom Festival at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. American Freedom Foundation co-founder, Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Jack L. Tilley hosted the event, which pays tribute to the men and women of AmericaAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces. More than 8,000 enthusiastic music fans packed the Patriot Center to hear country music stars Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and James Otto. The entire event was broadcast to over 350 military bases in over 170 countries around the world on The Pentagon Channel. Lieutenant General Robert Wilson, Brigadier General Gary Cheek and Rear Admiral Matt Nathan were asked to come on stage to accept a contribution from the American Freedom Foundation to Giftstoarmy.army.mil in the amount of $100,000! It has been the mission of the foundation to help our wounded warriors and their families in as direct a way as possible. Giftstoarmy.army.mil will direct this contribution to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Brooke Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to help provide care to our wounded heroes. A hush came over the audience as Lieutenant General Wilson gave his moving remarks about our military and their families and what they meant to all of us.

  • Taking care of troops in Kosovo

    Oct 30, 2008

    The mountain, commonly called Duke, soars above the sprawling expanse of Camp Bondsteel, KosovoAca,!"a massive military installation that encompasses almost 1,000 acres and serves as headquarters for U.S. Forces supporting a multinational force to protect Kosovo.

  • ASC Soldiers, civilians march for CFC drive

    Oct 30, 2008

    The sounds of marching boots and singing echoed across Rock Island Arsenal Oct. 8, as Soldiers and civilian employees of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command took to the streets to show support for the 2008 Combined Federal Campaign.

  • ASC hologram turns heads at Army symposium

    Oct 30, 2008

    ASCAca,!a,,cs booth utilized cutting edge technology implemented by PeopleVision, a contractor out of New Jersey. The display depicted ASCAca,!a,,cs missions and transformed them into a Soldier hologram similar to the ones seen in science fiction movies. Staff Sgt. Ready and Col. Ready presented two-minute briefings on ASC to everyone passing by the booth.

  • Don't spend your whole day at the polls: South Florida expands early-voting hours and provides

    Oct 30, 2008

    Early voting hours have been extended.

  • Education for Warrior Transition Unit Soldiers

    Oct 30, 2008

    Education classes are being offered to Soldiers in the Fort Sill WTU.

  • Army awards development contracts for JLTV

    Oct 29, 2008

    The Army announced Oct. 29, the awarding of three contracts for technology development on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

  • Thirty years later: witnessing monumental change in Army diversity

    Oct 29, 2008

    Few women who served in the WomenAca,!a,,cs Army Corps are still in uniform today. Only those who have served at least 30 years have the distinction as former WAC Soldiers and can remember a time when they served under Pallas Athene collar insignia.

  • Security Assistance Command Settling onto Post

    Oct 29, 2008

    When international allies are looking to supply their forces with top of the line equipment, they turn to those who have the equipment regarded by many as the best in the world. They buy American. U.S. Army Security Assistance Command oversees those foreign military sales from beginning to end. Aca,!A"You see how respected the U.S. military is,Aca,!A? Col. Catherine Lacina, USASAC chief of staff, said. Aca,!A"These countries really want to be able to interoperate with us. They want the same equipment that we have. We really do lead the world, I think, in a lot of the technology and the quality of equipment we provide.Aca,!A? USASAC has been a major subordinate of Army Materiel Command since the mid-1970s. In fact, they are in the process of moving from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone alongside AMC as part of base realignment and closure. Currently they are located next door to AMC in a temporary location off Redstone Road. They will still be next door when AMC moves to their permanent facility. USASACAca,!a,,cs new building is being constructed as part of the new AMC complex on Martin Road.

  • Reaching out to Audiences from the Air

    Oct 29, 2008

    On the front of Paul JohnsonAca,!a,,cs 1969 Pontiac Catalina is a vanity license plate that tells the entire story. It reads Aca,!A"Lil Arpt.Aca,!A? ThatAca,!a,,cs short for Little Airport. Johnson, a former Navy jet pilot and now an aerospace engineer at Redstone Arsenal, can actually land and take off a 1941 Clipped Wing J-3 Cub from atop the Catalina, thanks to his ace flying abilities, and a specially designed catch and release system. From spring until November, Johnson and his comedic air show act Aca,!" complete with airplane landings on the car top, dubbed the Aca,!A"worldAca,!a,,cs shortest airport,Aca,!A? and speed races with his 1979 Ford Econoline jet-powered dragster van, called the Aca,!A"worldAca,!a,,cs fastest vanAca,!A? -- are available for small-town, weekend air shows throughout the Southeast. When he isnAca,!a,,ct flying, Johnson often finds the time to talk with school children in the towns he visits, giving them his own Aca,!A"in-your-faceAca,!A? motivational message of what it takes to make dreams come true. Aca,!A"I talk to a lot of kids,Aca,!A? Johnson said. Aca,!A"My message is about staying in school, staying out of trouble and doing your homework. I only get Aca,!EoeboosAca,!a,,c about homework Aca,!A| Aca,!A"I tell the kids how IAca,!a,,cve always wanted to fly airplanes in the Navy, always. IAca,!a,,cve had six dreams and IAca,!a,,cve done five of them. I wanted to go to college. I wanted to become a mechanical engineer. I wanted to work in the aerospace industry. I wanted to fly jets for the Navy. I wanted to get married and have a family. My sixth dream is the only one I have doubts about making come true. My sixth dream is to become an astronaut.Aca,!A?

  • Test Center Goes Green with the Fun of Bikes

    Oct 29, 2008

    Aca,!A"Going greenAca,!A? in the workplace is as easy as learning how to ride a bicycle. Learn a little about balance, grab the handle bars, give it some speed Aca,!" and away you go. The Aca,!A"Go GreenAca,!A? campaign is a national movement to make the environment cleaner and safer through energy conservation and other non-polluting measures. But for the 19 employees at the Dynamic Test Branch, Redstone Technical Test Center at Test Area 2, Aca,!A"going greenAca,!A? is also about convenience, getting a little exercise and having a bit of fun. In the past six to nine months, the employees have put up the keys to the branch Aca,!A"gatorsAca,!A? (John Deere utility vehicles) and opted for the speed of a mountain bike to travel to the six hazardous test sites contained in Test Area 2. Aca,!A"TheyAca,!a,,cve been wildly successful,Aca,!A? branch chief Steve Nine said. Aca,!A"We had three bikes, but then we had to get two more. The engineers use them every day. They actually get more use than we thought.Aca,!A?

  • Deputy Program Executive Officer gives Positive Forecast in PEO

    Oct 29, 2008

    An increase in foreign military sales is keeping members of the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space busy. Rod Summers, deputy PEO for integration, mentioned the rising foreign military sales during his talk Thursday to the Huntsville Chapter of the National Contract Management Association. He discussed the officeAca,!a,,cs activities and future. Aca,!A"Future is bright from the standpoint of all the FMS cases weAca,!a,,cve got,Aca,!A? Summers said. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cve got a couple of new development programs. WeAca,!a,,cve got to keep an eye on our industrial base to make sure it stays healthy. But other than that, the future looks good.Aca,!A? Summers presented an overview of the office and its mission. Aca,!A"Summarily what we do is equip the war fighters,Aca,!A? he said. Aca,!A"Our mission is to put equipment in the hands of the war fighters thatAca,!a,,cs safe and effective.Aca,!A?

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Union

    Oct 29, 2008

    The pages of the scrapbook have yellowed. Fifty years have passed since some members of the then Army Ordnance Missile Command took a step which became a giant leap for their work force successors at Redstone Arsenal. On Oct. 1, 1958, the local affiliate of the American Federation of Government Employees was born. Thirty people became charter members of what was then Lodge 1858 of the AFGE union. Glenn Test is believed to have been the first president. Another charter member, Dennis Garrison, became the third president and went on to serve as the national president of AFGE, which was organized in the 1930s. Thomas Childers was the longtime treasurer. A 50th anniversary celebration is planned for Nov. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Research Park, near Madison Square Mall. RSVP by Nov. 3 by calling the union office at 876-4880. Cost is $25 per person. Aca,!A"EverybodyAca,!a,,cs invited,Aca,!A? AFGE Local 1858 president Don Eiermann said. Aca,!A"This is a tribute to what we have as a result of their actions. And it says a lot about us. We started in a garage (50 years ago) and what we have is a nice organization now.Aca,!A?

  • Celebrating 50 years of union

    Oct 29, 2008

    The pages of the scrapbook have yellowed. Fifty years have passed since some members of the then Army Ordnance Missile Command took a step which became a giant leap for their work force successors at Redstone Arsenal. On Oct. 1, 1958, the local affiliate of the American Federation of Government Employees was born. Thirty people became charter members of what was then Lodge 1858 of the AFGE union. Glenn Test is believed to have been the first president. Another charter member, Dennis Garrison, became the third president and went on to serve as the national president of AFGE, which was organized in the 1930s. Thomas Childers was the longtime treasurer. A 50th anniversary celebration is planned for Nov. 13 from 6-9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Research Park, near Madison Square Mall. RSVP by Nov. 3 by calling the union office at 876-4880. Cost is $25 per person. Aca,!A"EverybodyAca,!a,,cs invited,Aca,!A? AFGE Local 1858 president Don Eiermann said. Aca,!A"This is a tribute to what we have as a result of their actions. And it says a lot about us. We started in a garage (50 years ago) and what we have is a nice organization now.Aca,!A?

  • Commander Discusses 'Jewel in Crown' of America's Military

    Oct 28, 2008

    The 138,000 military and civilian men and women of the U.S. Transportation Command and its service components Aca,!" the Air ForceAca,!a,,cs Air Mobility Command, the NavyAca,!a,,cs Military Sealift Command and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Aca,!" Aca,!A"are really the jewel in the crownAca,!A? of the American military, Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, USTRANSCOM commander, said in an interview here yesterday.

  • Depot ceremony celebrates making history

    Oct 28, 2008

    On Saturday, Army officials held a ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of chemical stockpile elimination at the Newport Chemical Depot.

  • Chemical Weapons Leak at Blue Grass Army Depot

    Oct 28, 2008

    Army officials report that toxic chemical crews inspecting the chemical weapons stockpile discovered one M55 rocket leaking GB (Sarin) vapor within its air tight shipping and firing tube.

  • Dynamic duo committed to veterans

    Oct 28, 2008

  • Picatinny police officers aide in search and rescue

    Oct 27, 2008

    Four Picatinny Arsenal police officers assisted a local community in searching for a lost hiker by using night-vision-capabilities.

  • Picatinny engineers travel to Deutschland for greening

    Oct 27, 2008

    Three Picatinny Arsenal enginners participated in an exercise in Germany to help gather feedback from soldiers and gain a sense of needs required by the warfighter.

  • "Raw Materiel"

    Oct 27, 2008

    The Army Materiel Command rock band "Raw Materiel" perform at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 26, 2008.

  • 'Ordinary' Army Reserve Soldier receives Silver Star for 'extraordinary' heroism

    Oct 24, 2008

    Aca,!A"I donAca,!a,,ct consider myself a hero,Aca,!A? said Army Reserve Sgt. Gregory S. Ruske. Aca,!A"I was just an ordinary guy put in an extraordinary situation. I reacted based on my upbringing, training and compassion, and thankfully, it worked out in the end.Aca,!A?

  • Sustainers host AMC commander

    Oct 24, 2008

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Gen. Benjamin Griffin, the commander of United States Army Materiel Command, based out of Ft. Belvoir, Va., visited Joint Base Balad Oct. 22 to as part of a larger theater-wide visit. The purpose of Griffin's visit was to review on-going AMC operations including equipment fielding, retrograde, reset, and combat sustainment operations. Griffin was welcomed by Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, commander of the Fort Knox-based 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and received a number of briefings at multiple stops on Joint Base Balad including the Corps Distribution Center, 3d ESC's Joint Operations Center, and Fort Lewis's 555th Engineer Brigade headquarters.

  • Utah economic leaders discuss Tooele Army Depot's future

    Oct 24, 2008

    Economic development officials representing state and regional offices met with Tooele Army Depot leadership Tuesday to discuss the installationAca,!a,,cs strategic importance to the Department of Defense.

  • Company partners with TEAD to complete government testing

    Oct 24, 2008

    A company specializing in sensitivity and reactivity of propellants, explosives and pyrotechnic materials has chosen Tooele Army Depot for the location of their test site to complete work for commercial clients, the Department of Transportation, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as well as the Department of Defense.

  • Army Retiree Serves Up Hope Along with Food, Supplies

    Oct 23, 2008

    Joe Sims has a habit of turning up in communities when things are at their worst. And with each visit, it is his hope that when he returns home he has left behind a community that has made it through the darkest days of its crisis and has shifted its focus to a better future. Sims is an American Red Cross Disaster Services volunteer, working out of the organizationAca,!a,,cs regional office in Huntsville. This retired Soldier and Vietnam veteran now spends several weeks a year traveling to areas ravaged by natural disasters, where he helps the Red Cross provide shelter, food and supplies to disaster victims.

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Words and Music

    Oct 23, 2008

    Two personal stories were told in different ways during Team RedstoneAca,!a,,cs Hispanic American Heritage Program on Oct. 14 at Bob Jones Auditorium. Nancy Archuleta used her words. Nestor Torres used his music. Archuleta described how she was a young mother in an abusive relationship who returned to school, got her high school diploma, went on to college and became a successful businesswoman. She was founder and president of MEVATEC Corporation, which was acquired by BAE Systems in 2003 for $82 million. Aca,!A"You can make a difference,Aca,!A? Archuleta, a native of Las Cruces, N.M., said. Aca,!A"And you should look around you and ask yourself how can I make a difference'Aca,!A?

  • Soldiers Coach, Cheer for Special Kind of Athlete

    Oct 23, 2008

    Michael Richardson loves to make new friends. He talks to anyone who listens. He likes to give big hugs and he likes to hold hands. He is always smiling. Yet, Michael was a little worried about his performance in the 100-meter walk during the Madison County Special Olympics at Milton Frank Stadium on Oct. 14. He was afraid he would fall, that he wouldnAca,!a,,ct finish the race, that he could break his back. Not to worry Aca,!" Michael had two good friends on his side who knew all about encouragement and motivation, who knew how to make all those worries go away, who would be there for him until the very end of the race. Michael had the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Pvt. Matthew Schultz and Pvt. Kory Roberts with him all the way down the track. They cheered Michael on, they encouraged him when he wanted to stop, they made sure he stayed focused on the goal. And, just for reinforcement, Pfc. Shawn Anders joined MichaelAca,!a,,cs team of friends toward the end of the race to help him push to the finish line. Aca,!A"See, you didnAca,!a,,ct break your back. You finished the race,Aca,!A? Schultz told Michael as the Soldiers congratulated their special Olympian. Aca,!A"Did I win'Aca,!A? Michael asked.

  • President honors top SDDC civilian

    Oct 23, 2008

    Patricia M. Young, an Air Force Senior Executive serving as deputy to the commander, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, has been named a Meritorious Executive in the Presidential Rank Awards for 2008.

  • Picatinny vehicle storage

    Oct 23, 2008

    The first long-term storage area here at Picatinny was unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony here.

  • 956th Transportation Company makes last load-out at Port of Philadelphia

    Oct 23, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., cased its colors April 2.

  • Flight of three - inbound

    Oct 23, 2008

    A formation flight of three UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 104th Aviation Battalion arrive at Patton Army Airfield, October 22, 2008. The aircraft transported a group which included General Benjamin S. Griffin, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command from Ali Al Salem Airbase to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • X-ray technology tests for lead, tin in electronic systems

    Oct 23, 2008

    An X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer will help make electronic systems repaired at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • New liaison 'face of Tobyhanna' for aviation community

    Oct 23, 2008

    TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs new liaison to the Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) took the reins of the Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) office in Huntsville, Ala., about a month ago.

  • Reset cell coordinates repair work, equips warfighter

    Oct 23, 2008

    A unique three-person Reset cell monitors thousands of critically needed systems and components moving in and out of Tobyhanna.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Oct 23, 2008

    The Transmission Systems Branch's 18 employees maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test radio frequency and high voltage components for the Army and Air Force, in support of the Defense Satellite Communication systems (DSCS) and networks. Employees in the branch also provide technical assistance and support to the warfighter through the depot's help line or from the field. They are currently Resetting the AN/TSC-85 Satellite Communication Terminal. The branch is part of the Communications Systems Directorate. Defense Satellite Communication systems provide uninterrupted, secure voice and high data rate communications between major military terminals and national command authorities. Employees work on components and sub-assemblies found on the AN/GSC-39/52/86 and AN/TSC-85/93/94/100 Tactical Satellite Systems. Radio frequency and high voltage components provide power to the systems. System components include high and low voltage power supplies, up/down converters, high-power amplifiers and waveguides. 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. Tobyhanna's 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 command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control, computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.

  • Bridging the Gap: Wildcards, 601st ROK aviators exchange technical, cultural expertise

    Oct 22, 2008

    The 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation (Air Assault) Regiment, also known as, Wildcards, hosted several members of the Republic of Korea 601st Aviators Battalion Oct. 9 as part of an ongoing officer professional development and exchange program.

  • 956th Transportation Company competes last load-out mission

    Oct 22, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., will close its doors in 2009 as part of Base Realignment and Closure.

  • SLIDESHOW: 10th Combat Aviation Brigade load-out at Port of Philadelphia

    Oct 22, 2008

    SDDC's 956th Transportation Company completed its last load-out ahead of schedule Sept 21. in support of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 956th, headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., cased its colors April 2.

  • Coast Guardsmen presented Army awards for supporting transportation mission

    Oct 22, 2008

    Lt. Col. Ralph Riddle, commander, 832nd Transportation Battalion, awarded eight Army Achievement Medals and one Army Commendation Medal to Coast Guardsmen for their outstanding work in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom sealift operations in a ceremony Oct. 16.

  • AMC organizations reach safety milestones

    Oct 21, 2008

    Two U.S. Army Materiel Command organizations, Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah, and Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Ind., have both achieved tremendous safety records and recognition in the past year.

  • Army launching effort to hire more wounded warriors

    Oct 20, 2008

    Army personnel officials are launching an outreach program as part of a push to hire more wounded warriors and their spouses as civilian employees.

  • TACOM LCMC Rock Island Contracting Center Graduates Intern Class

    Oct 20, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Aca,!" A contracting training program designed to help TACOM Life Cycle Management command interns learn the basics of Army contracting and acclimate them to their new federal careers held its second graduation ceremony Oct. 9 in the Black Hawk Conference Center here.

  • AMC LSE supports multinational forces in Kosovo

    Oct 17, 2008

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, is a massive military installation that encompasses almost 1,000 acres and serves as headquarters for the U.S. Forces supporting a multinational force to protect Kosovo. The expansive operations require extensive support, and Soldiers in theater know exactly where to go: the U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistics Support Element Combined Forces.

  • MARS operators demonstrate emergency radio capabilities to HQAMC

    Oct 17, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - While the internet, cell phones, palm computers and 'all things digital' appear to be at the center of emergency communications planning, a group of amateur radio operators recently demonstrated techniques to keep emergency messages flowing without all the modern tools to which we have all become accustomed.

  • Letterkenny, Raytheon sign Patriot partnership agreement

    Oct 17, 2008

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Letterkenny Army Depot and Raytheon Company recently signed a partnership agreement for continuing modernization of Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems Oct. 10.

  • AMSAA marks 40th anniversary

    Oct 17, 2008

    Army's single source for certified performance data

  • MRAP Test Team wins top Army acquisition award

    Oct 17, 2008

  • Anniston reaches milestone in upgrade of new M1 variant

    Oct 17, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Workers here assembled the first vehicle Oct. 6 in a new overhaul and upgrade program that began this summer with partner General Dynamics Land Systems.

  • Anniston Army Depot breaks ground on Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Oct 17, 2008

    Officials turned the soil for construction of a new $26 million Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Oct. 15 at Anniston Army Depot.

  • Specialized train team calls

    Oct 16, 2008

    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Ky. --Many have heard the legend of John Henry, the steel driver who was immortalized in the song by Johnny Cash, but few realize the Army has its own steel-driving team, the 1151st Transportation Railway Operating Company.

  • Holston Army Ammunition Plant is modernizing for the better

    Oct 16, 2008

    KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- At a time when the U.S. Armed Forces are deployed throughout the world, Holston Army Ammunition Plant is modernizing its facilities to produce newer, safer products for those protecting our freedom while providing a reliable source of explosives for numerous weapon systems.

  • Joint Munitions Command's Defense Ammunition Center liaison officer has had storied career for

    Oct 16, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- If you never thought television could influence a person, think again. The 1960s program "Sea Hunt" was just what a farm boy from Sibley, Iowa needed to become a diver.

  • RDECOM Participates in HENAAC's 9th Annual College Bowl

    Oct 16, 2008

    HOUSTON Aca,!" AmericaAca,!a,,cs future Hispanic scientists and engineers were welcomed to HENAACAca,!a,,cs 9th Annual College Bowl in Houston Oct. 10, as part of HENAACAca,!a,,cs 20th Anniversary Conference. Students from across the country participated in the high-energy event to compete for scholarships and sharpen their professional skills before entering the technology industry.

  • RDECOM and HENAAC Join Forces for a Diverse Engineering Future

    Oct 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command and HENAAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding Oct. 11, during a ceremony as part of the HENAAC 20th Anniversary Conference.

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