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  • Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) Overview

    Sep 15, 2008

    On a daily basis, SDDC carries out missions around the world with a direct impact on our warfighters and our nation.

  • Private developer interest at Watervliet Arsenal

    Sep 15, 2008

    Photo goes with Sept. 11, 2008 Arsenal story.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Sept. 8 - 14, 2008

    Sep 14, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • SMDC Provides Direct Support to War Fight

    Sep 12, 2008

    National defense and war fighters rely on missile capabilities and space-based communications. The Space and Missile Defense Command leads the ArmyAca,!a,,cs effort in both fields. Aca,!A"We are the premier space and missile defense organization within the Army,Aca,!A? Col. John Hamilton, SMDC chief of staff, said. Aca,!A"We have a number of roles and functions that we perform.Aca,!A? SMDC completed its move to the Werhner von Braun Complex in 2007 as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure. It was a return home of sorts. Their predecessor, the Redstone Anti-Missile Missile Office was created on the installation in 1957 and the organization has maintained a presence of some sort at the installation ever since. Over the years, the organization has seen many changes to reflect its mission in the evolving Army. Most recently, its name took on the added title and responsibilities of the Armed Forces Strategic Command in 2006.

  • Local Soldier Shares Spotlight with Robot

    Sep 12, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Stephan Faddis was just doing his job Aca,!" demonstrating a small unmanned ground vehicle to a group of tourists on the National Mall in the nationAca,!a,,cs capitol Aca,!" when a magazine photographer took his picture. A few months later, Faddis received a call from his co-workers at Fort Bliss, Texas, who were excited to discover a picture of the same unmanned ground vehicle on the cover of the August issue of Army magazine. And standing at the controls just behind the robot happened to be Faddis.

  • Oktoberfest Promises German-Flavored Fun

    Sep 12, 2008

    With a loud Aca,!A"Oompah!,Aca,!A? German culture is once again invading Redstone Arsenal. This week, as the tents at the parade field go up and carnival workers set up a pageant of carnival rides, food vendors and midway games, the Arsenal is making plans for its annual weekend of German food, music and fun. Now in its 13th year, Oktoberfest will be bigger and better than ever, with rides for children and adults, a smorgasbord of German foods and beers, an outdoor circus and several craft and art vendors.

  • DAC provides a unique service-radiographic expertise

    Sep 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center located in McAlester, Okla., offers unique ammunition-related services; one of those services is the availability of subject matter experts who provide answers to technical questions related to the radiographic inspection of ammunition or ammunition related items.

  • Picatinny veteran returns to head demilitarization branch

    Sep 12, 2008

    Lt. Col. Johnny R. Figueroa assumed management of the office for the Product Manager for Demilitarization at Picatinny Arsenal, Sept. 4.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna--Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center

    Sep 12, 2008

    Employees support over 27,000 items from more than 200 customers. They perform over 15,000 calibration and 3,500 repair actions each year, using stateAca,!"ofAca,!"theAca,!"art calibration standards and systems.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna-Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Euqipment Support Center

    Sep 12, 2008

    Employees support over 27,000 items from more than 200 customers. They perform over 15,000 calibration and 3,500 repair actions each year, using stateAca,!"ofAca,!"theAca,!"art calibration standards and systems.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna--Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Support Center

    Sep 12, 2008

    Employees support over 27,000 items from more than 200 customers. They perform over 15,000 calibration and 3,500 repair actions each year, using stateAca,!"ofAca,!"theAca,!"art calibration standards and systems.

  • Sky is the limit for aviation maintenance unit

    Sep 12, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GERMANY Aca,!" Long before Kosovo Forces 10 deployed to Camp Bondsteel in support of the North Atlantic Treaty OrganizationAca,!a,,cs mission in Kosovo, preparations began to ensure that the unit had the best equipment possible as it headed into Eastern Europe. They called upon the 405th Army Field Support Brigade to assist as the unit departed the United States and moved into the European theater of operations.

  • Ship simulator provides testing for containerized ammunition

    Sep 12, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center located in McAlester, Okla. has developed a one of a kind capability within the Department of Defense that allows engineers to simulate real-life shipping conditions for containerized ammunition.

  • Defense Language Institute 67th Anniversary Ball

    Sep 11, 2008

    Announcement for DLIFLC Anniversary celebration in Monterey Calif.

  • Private developer interest at the Arsenal

    Sep 11, 2008

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, explained today to more than 30 private sector developers and to the City of Watervliet Mayor Michael P. Manning the bid proposal process for Watervliet Arsenal property. During an all-day Enhanced Use Leasing Industry Forum conducted at a local Holiday Inn and at the Arsenal, the Corps of Engineers explained the EUL program and how that program will apply to the Arsenal. The EUL program will allow the Arsenal to offer up to 57 acres of selected land and facilities for private development in exchange for rental value to be returned to the Army in the form of in-kind services.

  • Picatinny's GPS-guided Excalibur artillery round deemed 'amazingly accurate' by troop

    Sep 11, 2008

    From taking out top al-Qaida operatives to safely firing within 50 meters of dismounted infantrymen, the Picatinny Excalibur projectile is already paying dividends a year after its initial fielding to Soldiers.

  • Picatinny engineer awarded two patents for new grenade ammunition designs

    Sep 11, 2008

    Picatinny engineer awarded two patents for new grenade ammunition designs. New design estimated to save Army more than $2 million a year.

  • JACKS - a single knowledge center for the CBRN community

    Sep 11, 2008

    JACKS is a Web-based knowledge management system that provides information for the CBRN defense community, regardless of the agency, equipment manager or data owner.

  • Chemical defense collaboration helps protect Warfighter, nation

    Sep 11, 2008

    Collaborative research here leads to countermeasures to protect the Soldiers and ultimately protects the nation.

  • APG is home to all kinds of 'critters'

    Sep 11, 2008

    Feature on a unique motorcycle that looks like a very small car on three wheels.

  • Test your Readiness Quotient

    Sep 11, 2008

    Take the readiness quotient test.

  • Suicide prevention theme focuses on mental health

    Sep 11, 2008

    With the theme: "Shoulder-to-Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone," the U.S. Army and the Installation Management Command are encouraging awareness by Soldiers, family members and civilians about programs, training and resources available to assist in suicide prevention.

  • Disposal plant worker had bottled air supply problem

    Sep 11, 2008

    Disposal plant worker had bottled air supply problem

  • New Data Transfer Device mission grows

    Sep 9, 2008

    Technicians are successfully remanufacturing a Data Transfer Device (DTD) system new to Tobyhanna. About 1,000 AN/CYZ-10 (V3) Data Transfer Devices, often called a Crazy 10 or DTD, have been remanufactured and tested for the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Communications Security Logistics Agency.

  • Ship simulator provides testing for containerized ammunition

    Sep 9, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) located in McAlester, Okla. has developed a one of a kind capability within the Department of Defense (DOD) that allows engineers to simulate real-life shipping conditions for containerized ammunition.

  • Employees walk for the battle against cancer

    Sep 8, 2008

    Sierra Army Depot joins with the local community to Celebrate, Remeber, and Fight Back, to help raise money for the American Cancer Society in its mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue.

  • Navy F-14 Tomcat on deck

    Sep 8, 2008

    The F-14 Tomcat recently joined the ranks of military exhibits along Hap Arnold Boulevard at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Heavy industrial worksite boasts no injuries since '05

    Sep 8, 2008

    It's been more than 1,130 days since anyone working in one of Tobyhanna's heavy industrial areas has suffered a recordable injury.

  • Picatinny celebrating National Hunting, Fishing Day Sept. 13

    Sep 8, 2008

    The Picatinny Rod and Gun Association will sponsor this yearAca,!a,,cs National Hunting and Fishing Day here 10 a.m. until noon Sept. 13. This event captures the heart of all youngsters who attend the annual event not to mention the parents and grandparents alike.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Observing Labor Day during WW II

    Sep 8, 2008

    During World War II, the country was in a state of emergency and all Picatinny employees were emergency workers. This meant they worked all holidays, including Labor Day.

  • Picatinny observes National Suicide Prevention Week

    Sep 8, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal will observe National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 7 - 13.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for actions in Iraq

    Sep 8, 2008

    Master Sergeant Eric J. Geressy, a student of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Sergeants Major Course Class 59, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his action on Sept. 4, 2007 while serving as the First Sergeant of Eagle Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Multi-National Division-Baghdad, Iraq.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Sept. 1 - 7, 2008

    Sep 7, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Out of storage in Qatar, into the fight in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! Operational and environmental conditions in Afghanistan place heavy loads on not just Soldiers, but also the combat and tactical vehicles used to transport people and equipment around the Operation Enduring Freedom area of operations.

  • Tuskegee Airman Looks to Today's Soldiers

    Sep 5, 2008

    Describing the Soldiers of the 832nd Ordnance Battalion as Aca,!A"co-workers for democracy,Aca,!A? a World War II Tuskegee Airman told the young Soldiers that the U.S. is depending on them to be ready when their country needs them.

  • Reserve NCO Retires After 42-Plus Years

    Sep 5, 2008

    Reserve Master Sgt. John Kennedy has spent a lot of years in his Army boots. Forty-two and a half, to be exact. Drafted to serve in Vietnam, Kennedy has been known as Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs longest serving active duty Reserve Soldier. But on Sept. 1, Kennedy officially retired from his role at Headquarters & Headquarters Garrison Operations, ending a military career that has included tours in Vietnam and Korea, a deployment in Afghanistan, and various medals and honors, including two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star with Valor and induction in the Madison County Hall of Heroes. HeAca,!a,,cs also enjoyed a civilian career on Redstone Arsenal. Aca,!A"The Army is probably the best thing that happened to me, even though it wasnAca,!a,,ct my choice,Aca,!A? Kennedy, 61, said. Aca,!A"It taught me discipline, it helped me to mature, it gave me an education, training and lots of opportunities. Because of the training, I was able to work in civil service. And all the people IAca,!a,,cve met in the Army and government have been great.Aca,!A?

  • Showing Thanks to Military Retirees

    Sep 5, 2008

    For military retirees, Redstone Arsenal is the place to be this Friday and Saturday. ItAca,!a,,cs the annual Retiree Appreciation Day. This is the second time in its 37-year history the event will be held on two days. Aca,!A"This is the opportunity we provide to them to come to a one-stop shop,Aca,!A? retirement services officer Cindy Anderson said, Aca,!A"where they can get everything from ID cards to vehicle registration and information (on pay and benefits).Aca,!A? The event is co-sponsored by the Garrison and the Retiree Advisory Council. Aca,!A"The purpose of the Retiree Appreciation Day is to get people aware of their benefits,Aca,!A? retired Col. Michael Gray, officer co-chairman for the retiree advisory council, said. The groupAca,!a,,cs enlisted co-chairman is retired Sgt. Maj. Doug Patrick. Aca,!A"ThereAca,!a,,cs very few installations that have two-day RADs, and weAca,!a,,cre one of them,Aca,!A? Gray said. Aca,!A"We traditionally have about 3,000 attendees.Aca,!A?

  • AMC Commander Gets Fired Up at Watervliet

    Sep 5, 2008

    AMC Commander Gen. Benjamin S. Griffin visited the Watervliet Arsenal Sept. 4, 2008 to get a sense of the current Arsenal issues as viewed by the new commander, Col. Scott N. Fletcher. A significant issue facing the Arsenal today involves the Army's offering of up to 57 acres of Arsenal property for commercial development through an initiative called the Enhanced Use Leasing program (EUL).

  • Letterkenny answers the call

    Sep 5, 2008

    Letterkenny Army Depot answers the call by providing Soldier support and saving lives. A request from the Program Office for Force Projection, through Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, requested that LEAD fabricate armor plating for installation on the Buffalo vehicle.

  • Picatinny ARDEC emergency operations center provides support for Democratic National Convention

    Sep 5, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Throughout the Democratic National Convention Aug. 25 Aca,!" 28, PicatinnyAca,!a,,cs Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Testbed Emergency Operations Center supported the Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership.

  • 'Currahee' BLST makes a difference at FOB Sharana

    Sep 5, 2008

    An article describing a Brigade Logistic Support Team's operation at a remote Forward Operating Base, as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The Currahee BLST supports Task Force Currahee of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from FOB Sharana and FOB Salerno.

  • Cooking With Pena and the ROK

    Sep 5, 2008

    Pvt. Genifer Pena, a food service specialist with the 106th Medical Detachment, prepares potato salad with Sgt. Nam, Jae Min, the senior chief food specialist with the 1st Military Working Dog Center, Chuncheon, South Korea. For 9 days she was imbedded with the ROK cooks as the 129th Medical Detachment deployed and provided veterinarian assistance to the MWDC. Her mission was to prepare an American dish with every meal for both the ROK and U.S. Soldiers.

  • ADMC, Amtec have developed a 'chemistry' in missile recycling

    Sep 4, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--An award-winning, one-of-its-kind tactical missile demilitarization and recycling program at Anniston Army Depot has fostered a thriving partnership between the Army and Huntsville, Ala.-based Amtec Corporation. Anniston Defense Munitions CenterAca,!a,,cs Missile Recycling Center dismantles obsolete TOWAca,!"tube-launched, optically tracked, and wire-guidedAca,!"missiles that were first manufactured in the early 1970s.

  • AMC's Condon speaks at Women's Equality Day luncheon, briefly tours Anniston depot

    Sep 4, 2008

    To commemorate the occasion at the Tank Rebuild Center of the World, one of Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs top female leaders addressed an audience of more than 105 Anniston Army Depot employees at the WomenAca,!a,,cs Equality Day luncheon. Citing one of her favorite passages, Kathryn Condon, executive deputy to the commanding general, spoke about change. Aca,!A"Be the change you want to see in your world,Aca,!A? she said.

  • Picatinny ARDEC emergency operations center provides support for Democratic National Convention

    Sep 4, 2008

    In a partnership between the New Jersey Business Force and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Picatinny Arsenal's testbed Emergency Operations Center was put to use during the Democratic National Convention Aug. 25-28.

  • 129th Medical Detachment, South Korea

    Sep 4, 2008

    Maj. Michelle Franklin, commander of the 129th Veterinary Medicine Medical Detachment, and 1st Lt. Park, Sung-gu, a veterinarian with the 1st Republic of Korea Military Working Dog Center, operate on Kase, a 5-year-old German shepherd while Pvt. 1st Class Jo, Sung-ha, 1st ROK MWDC records the operation for training purposes at the ROK MWDC. The 129th Veterinary Medicine Medical Detachment, a self-contained and deployable veterinary animal treatment facility, deployed to the ROK MWDC, Chuncheon, South Korea, Aug. 23 - 31 to conduct combined veterinarian-care operations.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's future workforce tied by one purpose

    Sep 3, 2008

    Although they traveled different roads and for different reasons, they now come together with a common purpose Aca,!" to support our nationAca,!a,,cs servicemen and women. Such is the feeling and passion of the apprentices at the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Watervliet Arsenal, according to Al Frament, the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs Apprenticeship Program Coordinator.

  • Rocking the vote

    Sep 3, 2008

    A voter's assistance event being conducted in Kuwait, part of Armed Forces Voting Week activities.

  • Watervliet Arsenal to offer 57 acres for private development

    Sep 2, 2008

    Through an Industry Forum hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sept. 11, the Watervliet Arsenal will offer up to 57 acres of property for private development. Seven parcels of land, which include softball fields to unoccupied buildings, will be offered to private developers as part of the Enhanced Use Leasing Program. Under this program, the Corps of Engineers will seek a developer or multiple developers who will enter into a long-term lease, normally 25-50 years, in exchange for in-kind services.

  • Army Materiel command "Eastern Expansion" underway at Bagram Airfield

    Sep 2, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2008) Ac"a,! Growing families have a tendency to spread out Aca,!" the Army Materiel Command family here is no exception. As support requirements have matured, necessary logistics operations, from robotics to the Project Manager-Soldier Rapid Fielding Initiative to a host of other AMC equipment maintenance and repair facilities have been established wherever suitable space could be found across the bustling Bagram Airfield landscape.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Aug. 25 - Aug. 31, 2008

    Sep 2, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Oil analysis: The aviator's asset maximizer

    Aug 28, 2008

    Think that aviation maintenance only involves wrenches, bolts and screws' Think again. An integral part of aviation maintenance is a lot more high-tech than that: oil analysis Aca,!" the actual scientific evaluation of an aviation engineAca,!a,,cs oil. And itAca,!a,,cs easier to perform than you think. The Army Oil Analysis ProgramAca,!a,,cs Mannheim Laboratory Center at Coleman Barracks in Germany will do the dirty work. Literally.

  • 405th AFSB to Relocate to Daenner Kaserne

    Aug 28, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GERMANY Aca,!" As announced by U.S. Army Europe today, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade headquarters will move from Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim, Germany, to Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, no later than the end of fiscal year 2009.

  • U.S. Army stands up joint program office at Selfridge

    Aug 28, 2008

    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Aca,!" The U.S. Army, today, officially announced the relocation of ArmyAca,!a,,cs Project Manager for Joint Combat Support Systems, which falls under the leadership of the Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support, to Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The transition will bring approximately 200 jobs into the joint military community.

  • Watervliet Arsenal: The land of opportunity

    Aug 28, 2008

    WATERVLIET Aca,!" Aca,!A"Seeking like-minded tenant and business partner to develop nearly 57 acres of secured property.Aca,!A?

  • Arsenal's future workforce tied by one purpose

    Aug 28, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENALAca,!" Although they traveled different roads and for different reasons, they now come together with a common purpose Aca,!" to support our nationAca,!a,,cs servicemen and women.

  • 3/405th AFSB receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

    Aug 28, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GERMANY Aca,!" The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade recently received certification from the International Organization for Standardization 9001:2000 for the battalionAca,!a,,cs quality management system.

  • Black Hawk pilot speaks out on Iraq commitment

    Aug 28, 2008

    The nationAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Black Hawk DownAca,!A? pilot, who is the only survivor of a helicopter crash in Somalia nearly 15 years ago during the Battle of Mogadishu, told a group of contract managers that the U.S. has accomplished too much in Iraq to pull out before achieving mission success.

  • Casualty Center Does Duty with Lots of Heart

    Aug 28, 2008

    For more than 20 years, Jean Manley has been helping military families deal with an aspect of life that is difficult, emotional and heart-breaking. With her gentle manner and efficient thoughtfulness, Manley provides a helping hand as military families come to grips with the loss of their beloved Soldier, whether they are an elderly veteran or retiree who has died of natural causes, a veteran or retiree who has died in an accident, or an active duty Soldier who has succumbed to an untimely death. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs a very hard time for the families and we have to be there to assist them,Aca,!A? Manley said. Aca,!A"The circumstances you work under in this job can be very difficult at times.Aca,!A?

  • Army Stands Against Suicides

    Aug 28, 2008

    The Army has incentive to participate in national Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13. Aca,!A"The suicide rate is up in the Army,Aca,!A? Ruby Turner, alcohol and drug control officer in the GarrisonAca,!a,,cs Human Resources Directorate, said. Aca,!A"And I think this is why they want to focus on this, so we can prevent it and recognize it. And itAca,!a,,cs aimed at reducing suicide in the Army. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre having an increase in suicides (Armywide). A lot of people coming back from Iraq are having, I would say, adjustment problems,Aca,!A? she said. The ArmyAca,!a,,cs theme for this observance is Aca,!A"Shoulder-to-Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone.Aca,!A?

  • AMC, JMC Commanders visit Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Aug 28, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity hosted Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Benjamin Griffin and Joint Munitions Command Commander Col.(promotable) Larry Wyche Aug. 20, presenting a strong overview of the activityAca,!a,,cs operations and efforts toward continuous improvement.

  • Picatinny supports war on terrorism

    Aug 27, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal engineers developed a radiometric trailer capable of measuring infrared signatures of aircraft countermeasure flares at long range.

  • Preparedness campaign rolling out just in time

    Aug 27, 2008

    Fort Rucker commanders are doing everything possible to help prepare community members for potential disastersAca,!"natural and man-made.

  • Nurse honored to take care of Soldiers

    Aug 25, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs nothing like looking after the health of Soldiers and their families. Since going to college on an ROTC scholarship, Maj. Elizabeth Vinson has faced challenges, overcome obstacles and stretched her own abilities to provide the best nursing care possible to Soldiers. SheAca,!a,,cs served in Germany, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and at various installations in the U.S.

  • Former Redstone Marine Returns to Duty in Iraq

    Aug 25, 2008

    One of Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs very own is receiving long-distance support from a contingent of well wishers after surviving a life-threatening explosion while patrolling the streets of Baghdad. Lance Cpl. Marvin Fletcher, known to many on the Arsenal for his service with the Marine Detachment and his participation on unit-level flag football and softball teams, suffered a neck injury April 26 when his Humvee hit a hidden pressure point IED (improvised explosive device) while on a mission in a five-vehicle convoy. Although Fletcher has long since healed from his injury and returned to patrol, his personal connection with the workers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center via his sister, contracting officer Zina Smith, has led them to Aca,!A"adoptAca,!A? Fletcher and send him care packages, cards and letters.

  • Vet Museum gets Five Years to Dream of New Building

    Aug 25, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs now time for Randy Withrow and his committee of volunteers to dream big. As the volunteer director of the Veterans Memorial Museum, Withrow has been in the midst of a recent controversy involving the future of the museum. But that controversy was laid to rest Aug. 14 when the Huntsville City Council approved a five-year extension on the museumAca,!a,,cs lease beyond its expiration in 2010 and reiterated its recommendation to move the museum in John Hunt Park to an adjacent site that includes the Raymond Jones National Guard Armory. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre pleased,Aca,!A? Withrow said when contacted by phone in Portland, Ore., where he had traveled to present Huntsville as a future site of the annual convention of the International Military Vehicle Preservation Association. Huntsville has won the convention for 2012, in part, because the museum is designated as AlabamaAca,!a,,cs official veterans museum

  • Run a Mile for the Fallen Troops

    Aug 25, 2008

    Maj. Marty Eaton got an idea for the local running community while reading the Air Force Times. There was an article about the National Run for the Fallen, in which a dedicated team of runners began a run on Flag Day, June 14, across America from Fort Irwin, Calif., to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For 10 weeks, team members would mark each mile with an American flag and sign-card in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each servicemember. Aca,!A"The people doing the national event asked that local groups hold local events on their last day of the run,Aca,!A? said Eaton, a shift leader in the operations center for AMCOM Current Operations, G-3.

  • September Soldiers Magazine focuses on Army gaming

    Aug 25, 2008

    The September issue of Soldiers magazine highlights the use of gaming throughout the Army. The same technologies used in popular video games are being leveraged to help entertain, rehabilitate and train Soldiers like never before.

  • 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17

    Aug 25, 2008

    Fort Benning Aca,!" The Commanding General of the United States Army Infantry Center will host the 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17 at the Columbus Iron Works and Trade Center, Columbus, Ga. The theme for this yearsAca,!a,,c conference is: "The Infantry: Heart of the Army in the Contemporary Operational Environment." The conference assembles Army leaders with recent experience in combat, training for combat, and with Army transformation and modularity. The aim of the conference is to identify the methods that are working well in preparation and in execution of the Global War On Terrorism and to see how future systems will benefit Soldiers.

  • 'Analyze this'

    Aug 24, 2008

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Aug. 18 - 24, 2008

    Aug 24, 2008

    A slideshow of images showing operations, living and working in the 401st Army Field Support Brigade area of operations in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Getting AMPed up!

    Aug 24, 2008

    Senior electrician Viswasankar Thambi, a contract employee from Kanyakumari, India, checks the control panel on a new 400-ampere generator test stand as he and other technicians ready it for use at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Fuel and Electric Shop, Aug. 20, 2008, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The new stand will allow testing of automotive alternators, generators, regulators and starters under full electrical load, ensuring they will hold up under combat conditions when installed in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, Humvees and other vehicles being used by warfighters in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Satan's Chariot

    Aug 24, 2008

    Just before lifting off on an escort mission, a Polish variant of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO designation "Hind") helicopter gunship ground taxis on the ramp adjacent to the airstrip at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Aug. 16, 2008. During the Soviet experience in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, Mujahideen rebels gave the heavily armored, 26,000 pound aircraft the nickname "Shaitan-Arba" (Satan's Chariot).

  • Ready to roll

    Aug 24, 2008

    Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles await final road testing at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug 18, 2008.

  • Ready to roll

    Aug 24, 2008

    Mark Roberts, Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspector with Science Applications International Corp., signs off on the final inspection for a Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Aug. 18, 2008 at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 'Let's go!'

    Aug 24, 2008

    A remote-controlled "monster truck" appears to challenge an earth compacter to a little racing action as site preparation is underway on the Army Materiel Command's Eastern Expansion project adjacent to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2008.

  • 'You're gonna feel a little stick...'

    Aug 24, 2008

    Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton, S2/3 chief, 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade stoicly bears 'the stick' as Spc. Brandon Beyer, battalion supply specialist, starts an intravenous drip during Combat Lifesaver training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2008.

  • 'Cry havoc! ... and let slip the dogs of war."

    Aug 24, 2008

    Like giant Saint Bernard dogs on leash, two M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck wreckers on their way to support the Warfighter in Operation Enduring Freedom await onward movement to Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 from 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, based at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. As the primary recovery means for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, the HEMTT wrecker is crucial to the logistical support of the fight .

  • Ammunition manufacturing: quality control crucial to success

    Aug 22, 2008

    In ammunition manufacturing, quality control is an especially crucial part of the process. Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition in the United States, is the only Joint Munitions Command installation that has a full-service quality assurance testing facility.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports USAID mission to the Republic of Georgia

    Aug 22, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GERMANY Aca,!" The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, headquartered at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, answered an urgent call from the U.S. Agency for International Development to prepare humanitarian supplies for shipment to Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

  • AMC leadership collaborates with Anniston Army Depot

    Aug 22, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot hosted the first Army Materiel Command industrial collaboration initiative here during a three-day visit August 13-15. Members of AMC senior leadershipAca,!"Gen. Benjamin Griffin, commanding general; Lt. Gen. (P) Ann Dunwoody, deputy commanding general; and Brig. Gen. James Pillsbury, deputy chief of staff for logistics and operationsAca,!"along with Maj. Gen. Scott West, commanding general, TACOM LCMC, toured the installation while assessing various work processes and proficiencies. Depot and arsenal commanders and AMC senior executive staff members accompanied the generals.

  • AMC Soldiers, civilians learn combat medical skills

    Aug 22, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2008) Ac"a,! Aca,!A"YouAca,!a,,cre under fire, what are you going to do'Aca,!A? This is the question assistant training facilitator, Sgt. Cheryl Lewandowski shouted in the ear of Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton as he faced a deployed personAca,!a,,cs worst nightmare Aca,!" a battlefield casualty with multiple life-threatening injuries.

  • Day leaves a legacy in "Excellence"

    Aug 22, 2008

    RADFORD, Va. -- For one individual at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, making sure every employee goes home safely every day has been a way of life.

  • Soldier's commitment to music impacts lives

    Aug 21, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" He has the fast-flowing lips of a rap artist whose lyrics donAca,!a,,ct stumble. His songs tell stories instead of just describing hanging emotions. He rhymes with passion and recites his own words as if he were creating them on the spot.

  • Depot, university partner to groom future business leaders

    Aug 19, 2008

    Tobyhanna and the University of Scranton Operations and Information Manaement (OIM) Department have joined forces to provide college stdents the tools they'll needfor a career in big business.

  • Combined effort rushes aid into Georgia

    Aug 19, 2008

    3/405th AFSB Italian employees work to get USAID Humanitarrian Aid pallets ready for shipment to Georgia via the U.S. Navy.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, August 11 - 17, 2008

    Aug 17, 2008

    A weekly compilation of photos showing living, working and operational conditions for the Army's Field Support Brigade based in Kuwait, with subordinate elements in Afghanistan and Qatar.

  • All Veterans Healing Field Opening Ceremony at Davenport, Iowa's Memorial Park

    Aug 15, 2008

    A memorial to honor servicemembers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan was held in Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 14 at Davenport Memorial Park. More than 100 American Flags provided a fitting background for the four-day memorial. Highlights of the event included opening and closing ceremonies a candlelight vigil and non-denominational services. The memorial was open 24 hours a day during the span of the four days. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at the Rock Island Arsenal, spoke at the opening ceremony.

  • Army honors post BOSS program

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army honors Fort Rucker BOSS program

  • Reset program maintains troop readiness

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Army reset program is essential to the readiness and combat capability of the Army, said the outgoing director of integration at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Programs (G-8).

  • 21st TSC and USAFE conduct humanitarian mission to Georgia

    Aug 15, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, GermanyAca,!" Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and Airmen from U.S. Air Force Aca,!" Europe, began providing emergency humanitarian assistance on Aug. 12, to the people of Georgia in response to the crisis situation in that country.

  • Wireless network expands depot capabilities

    Aug 15, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA.-Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Army Materiel Command joined forces to modernize the installation's network infrastructure by adding Wireless Local Area Network capabilities.

  • Law Enforcement Agency Knocks on Redstone's Door

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was looking for a place to put its explosives training. Redstone Arsenal met its needs. Aca,!A"We canAca,!a,,ct expand where we are,Aca,!A? Jeff Groh, chief of ATFAca,!a,,cs explosives training branch, said. Aca,!A"So we have been looking for a new location. This location with these attributes best fits our mission.Aca,!A? The first phase of the training center construction began last November. It will be a convertible facility in that it will initially house classroom areas and offices until the main building is completed in mid-2010. Once those have moved into the larger building, the temporary location can be transformed for vehicle storage and other training.

  • Von Braun Era Engineer Works On

    Aug 15, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs something about Redstone Arsenal and its engineer work force that keeps Bill Pittman coming to work each day. Each day, that is, for 57 years. This 87-year-old, World War II Marine veteran began his civilian career with the ArmyAca,!a,,cs rocket development team at Redstone Arsenal in 1951. He supported the 1953 history-making launch of the first Redstone rocket, which will celebrate the 55th anniversary of its first launch on Aug. 20. Besides launching the nationAca,!a,,cs race to space, the Redstone rocket also launched the careers of American scientists and engineers at Redstone Arsenal, including Pittman, whose work has involved many of the rockets and missiles developed for the Army since the 1950s. Yet, Pittman is the only engineer from those early rocket days still working for the Army or NASAAca,!a,,cs Marshall Space Flight Center. In 1999, Pittman retired from his work at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. But he still works daily at AMRDEC through the federal governmentAca,!a,,cs volunteer emeritus program.

  • Commander's column: Safety doesn't just happen

    Aug 14, 2008

    LetAca,!a,,cs finish 2008 by keeping safety first and foremost in all our thoughts.

  • Next mission: Conquering the virtual battlefield

    Aug 14, 2008

    With more than 8 million registered users, the Army-developed video game AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army is an interactive, first-person shooter game that allows civilians a taste for the Soldier-life. However, what debuted in 2002 as a communication tool for the Army to promote awareness and Army values to the general public has evolved into a practical training tool for Soldiers.

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers tour RDECOM

    Aug 12, 2008

    A group of 10th Mountain Division Soldiers got to meet the scientists and engineers behind the technologies that give them a fighting edge on the battlefield and get a sneak peek at what's in the pipeline during a recent tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities.

  • Newport Chemical Depot confirms VX stockpile neutralized

    Aug 11, 2008

    On Aug. 8, 2008, personnel at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility confirmed the last ton container of VX had been successfully neutralized, marking the completion of stockpile elimination at Newport Chemical Depot (NECD).

  • Army Strong Against Cancer Team Supports American Cancer Society Event

    Aug 11, 2008

    Sierra Army Depot's team, Army Strong Against Cancer, participates in the American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life.

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