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  • 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.

  • Awareness key to winter safety

    Dec 5, 2008

    As the leaves begin to change and fall off the trees there are two things that are for certain: Holiday shopping is going to start even earlier this year and winter weather is right around the corner. Good winter safety practices are key in preventing accident and injuries. Accident and injury prevention must be a part of winter activities, both on and off duty.

  • Picatinny Mortar Fire Control System team wins top Department of Defense award

    Dec 4, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" A Picatinny weapons-development team was recently awarded the prestigious Aca,!A"Top Five Department of Defense Program AwardAca,!A? for its work on the 120 mm Dismounted Mortar Fire Control System, or MFCS-D, during the National Defense Industrial AssociationAca,!a,,cs Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego Oct. 23.

  • Transforming the Army at war

    Dec 4, 2008

    ransforming the Army at war requires a careful balance between sustaining and enhancing todayAca,!a,,cs force to win, while investing in the future force to win the United StatesAca,!a,,c wars tomorrow. The Army Campaign Plan manages this transformation and provides guidance for the functions required to restore balance to the Army.

  • Fed internship program seeks those with disabilities

    Dec 4, 2008

    If youAca,!a,,cre a college student with a disability hoping to gain valuable experience and get a great job, Uncle Sam wants you. In the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., thatAca,!a,,cs especially true. ASC currently employs four people who completed a federal summer internship program designed for students with a disability seeking post-secondary education. ItAca,!a,,cs called the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities.

  • ASC officer enlists 100 at Packers game

    Dec 2, 2008

    For one Army Field Support Brigade officer, giving the oath has taken on a new dimension, one which may never be equaled. ThatAca,!a,,cs because he swore in estimated 100 enlistees in front of 70,000 people during the halftime of a recent National Football League game.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna- Meteorological Navigational Aids Branch

    Dec 2, 2008

    The Meteorological Navigational Aids BranchAca,!Eoes 28 employees test, repair and modify electrical assemblies and subassemblies associated with Air Traffic and Control ground, transportable and fixed systems. The branch also supports Air Force meteorological measuring, indicating and data distribution systems. The branch is part of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Directorate. Branch personnel repair and overhaul various line replaceable units for the AN/FPS-117 atmospheric early warning radar system. In addition, employees work on instrument landing systems, VHF Omni Range (VORTAC) and Tactical Airborne Navigation Systems (TACAN). Technicians also perform system overhaul, programmed depot maintenance, mobile depot maintenance and emergency depot level maintenance for all supported systems. 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.

  • Support cell locates obsolete, difficult to find parts

    Dec 2, 2008

    Tobyhanna personnel go to the ends of the Earth to find parts for older systems. Many systems the depot repairs and tests, although effective, use older technology. Manufacturers stop making them, the technology is lost or upgrades render older systems difficult to repair.

  • LCMR simulator saving time, money, lives

    Dec 2, 2008

    Warfighters stake their lives on the accuracy of TobyhannaAca,!a,,cs groundbreaking technology every time they set up Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar (LCMR) systems in the field.

  • Nanotechnology company opens at Watervliet Arsenal

    Nov 26, 2008

    The Watervliet Arsenal welcomed its newest tenant, Vistec Lithography Inc., in a ceremony heralded by local, state, and national political leaders as a major step toward moving the Capital District into a nanotechnology center of excellence. After nearly two years of planning, Vistec recently completed the move of its headquarters from Cambridge, England to the Arsenal. The company is a global supplier of sophisticated equipment that uses advanced electron-beam lithography to imprint silicon wafers with electronic circuits.

  • AMC Names Eaggleston Small Business Specialist of the Year

    Nov 26, 2008

    CRANE, Ind. - The Army Materiel Command Small Business Specialist of the Year award for 2007 was presented to Crane Army Ammunition Activity Contracting Specialist Rachel Eaggleston at the 12th Annual Army Small Business Conference held in McLean, Va., Nov. 13, 2008.

  • Public-private partnerships-- McAlester AAP sets the example

    Nov 26, 2008

    McALESTER, Okla.--Since 1994, Raytheon has teamed with McAlester Army Ammunition Plant to produce such weapons as the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile, the Joint Stand Off Weapon and the latest, the Excalibur projectile, which is the first precision cannon artillery system for the U.S. Army, Marines and coalition artillery.

  • Reducing risk of unauthorized buys, decreasing cycle time purpose of LSS project

    Nov 26, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Ensuring authorized buys are accurate is such an important part of the acquisition process that the federal government saw fit to create a set of regulations called the Anti-Deficiency Act.

  • Ammunition data cards receive boost in accuracy

    Nov 26, 2008

    Accurate information is an invaluable tool in logistics. And sometimes not enough information is available at one's fingertips. But thanks to a recent Joint Munitions Command green belt Lean Six Sigma project, the ammunition data cards that are used by logistics personnel now have the most complete, up-to-date information for field issuable or Department of Defense identification code level ammunition. The project saved JMC more than $67,000.

  • Natick Soldier RDEC scientist receives Presidential Rank Award

    Nov 24, 2008

    On Oct. 6, it was announced that Dr. Claire C. Gordon, senior research scientist (biological anthropology), U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, was awarded a 2008 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Professionals.

  • U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center to welcome new commander

    Nov 24, 2008

    A Change of Command Ceremony will be held Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. for the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center. The ceremony will take place in Carney Hall (Building 1), Hunter Auditorium. During the ceremony, Brig. Gen. R. Mark Brown, senior mission commander and installation commander, will relinquish command of the NSSC to Brig. Gen. Peter N. Fuller. Fuller is moving from being the deputy commander for systems of systems integration, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Picatinny Soldiers support local Veterans Day activities

    Nov 24, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny Soldiers joined local organizations in honoring veterans during various Veterans Day activities the week of Nov. 4. Seven military officers from Picatinny took time from their personal schedules to participate in local Veterans Day observances, parades and school assemblies throughout northern New Jersey.

  • Honeywell, depot benefit from longtime partnership

    Nov 24, 2008

    While many partnerships at Anniston Army Depot may enjoy greater visibility, none negate the significance of ANAD-Honeywell partnering agreements. For more than a decade, Anniston and Honeywell have worked together to continuously improve M-1 Abrams readiness for the warfighter.

  • 1,000th TIGER engine completed at Anniston

    Nov 24, 2008

    The depot this month reached a milestone in its production of AGT-1500 engines for the Total InteGrated Engine Revitalization, or TIGER, program. Anniston Army Depot and partner Honeywell teamed up in 2007 to build an M-1 Abrams engine that would last longer in the field and extend time between depot repairs

  • Depot, community leaders embrace Veterans Day, sign Army Community Covenant

    Nov 24, 2008

    In conjunction with a Veterans Day celebration, Anniston Army Depot and its community partners hosted an Army Community Covenant signing ceremony here Nov. 10. "There is a special relationship between the community and our veterans because today we pay homage to all who have aided in the defense of this great nation," said Depot Commander Col. S. B. Keller as she addressed a crowd of depot veterans, Pearl Harbor survivors, and their family members.

  • Picatinny children pay tribute to fallen heroes

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Children from the Picatinny Arsenal Child Development Center placed flags at the tree memorial for New Jersey's fallen heroes Nov. 7

  • Picatinny Soldiers support local Veterans Day activities

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinny Soldiers joined local organizations in honoring veterans during various Veterans Day activities the week of Nov. 4.

  • Riding to honor: Veterans not forgotten at Picatinny

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" To show their support for veterans past and present, 194 riders on 178 motorcycles showed rode in a 42-mile motorcycle ride beginning at Picatinny Arsenal, Nov. 9

  • Army suggestion program can thicken your wallet

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Army Suggestion Program encourages Soldiers and civilians to stimulate their minds and generate efficient and cost-productive procedures that can and will benefit the Army. On average 100 suggestions are passed through Picatinny Arsenal's ASP manager.

  • Gym Warriors dip, dodge, duck, dive way to victory during dodgeball tourney at Picatinny

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" Picatinny Arsenal held a dodgeball tournament Nov. 17 in support of this years Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Picatinny employees receive Army R&D Achievement Awards

    Nov 21, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" 33 Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees are winners of the 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards.

  • Secretary of Army impressed by Redstone Arsenal, area

    Nov 20, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren praised Redstone Arsenal during his first visit Nov. 12. Aca,!A"Redstone Arsenal is a remarkable facility,Aca,!A? he told reporters before his departure from Redstone Airfield. Aca,!A"It is such an important part of the present of the Army and the future of the Army. And theyAca,!a,,cre playing a key role in fighting this war.Aca,!A?

  • Infantry force will get precision munition

    Nov 20, 2008

    The Infantry Brigade Combat Team is about to get more lethal. With the ArmyAca,!a,,cs decision in June to transition Future Combat Systems technologies to the light infantry force, the Non-Line of Sight-Launch System is slated to join the IBCTAca,!a,,cs portfolio of weapon systems in 2011.

  • Life's work leads to hall of fame

    Nov 20, 2008

    Mike Kehoe didnAca,!a,,ct serve his country with the idea of raking up a lot of recognition for himself. In fact, he finds recognition somewhat embarrassing. But this retired colonel has received his share of medals and awards for his service in Vietnam and throughout his military career. Recognition also followed him in a civilian career as a teacher. And now, as he goes about his work as a veterans service officer in the Madison County office of the State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs, recognition has found him again. Kehoe has been inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame for 2008

  • Freedom of Information Act

    Nov 20, 2008

  • Upstate New York mayors reaffirm support to their Army

    Nov 20, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (November 19, 2008) Aca,!" Aca,!A"We are not a military communityAca,!A|but we are a community with military,Aca,!A? said Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings today at a ceremony to reaffirm the Capital DistrictsAca,!a,,c support and commitment to Soldiers, their Families, to Veterans, and to Department of the Army Civilians at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Army Field Support Brigade arranges book donation to Iraqi university

    Nov 20, 2008

    In a country with a desperate need for engineers, two 402nd Army Field Support Brigade contractors are bridging an Oregon university with Iraqi students and faculty thirsty for knowledge. Two hundred students and teachers from Dhi Qar University are the beneficiaries of new engineering textbooks from the Oregon State University College of Engineering delivered during a ceremony Nov. 11 that marks the beginning of an exchange program to enhance higher education.

  • A four-star promotion

    Nov 19, 2008

    A slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's four-star promotion ceremony conducted in the Pentagon auditorium, Nov. 14, 2008.

  • Deployed employee earns award for job well done

    Nov 19, 2008

    A newly-trained technician supporting warfighters in Iraq has been recognized by Central Command for outstanding duty performance.

  • Quality Month concludes with presentation

    Nov 19, 2008

    William Levinson, Lean Six Sigma quality consultant, briefs depot Lean Six Sigma starpoints on the American roots of Lean, during a presentation here on Oct. 30.

  • Workers beat BAIS deadline by 25 days

    Nov 19, 2008

    More than 100 battlefield sensor systems were readied and delivered nearly a month ahead of schedule in support of a surveillance system program.

  • RDECOM Reaches Out to Women Engineers

    Nov 18, 2008

    Engineering students from across the country got a glimpse at career opportunities that support the Warfighter as the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command recently participated in the 2008 Society of Women Engineers Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center.

  • Female four-star

    Nov 17, 2008

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody takes over as Commander of Army Materiel Command at a ceremony on Fort Belvoir

  • Leaking Chemical Agent Rocket Overpacked at Depot

    Nov 17, 2008

    The M55 rocket reported leaking GB (Sarin) agent vapor within its shipping and firing tube yesterday has been overpacked into a leak proof stainless steel container.

  • Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody quote

    Nov 15, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, the first female four-star general in U.S. military history.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    Slideshow of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody's change of command ceremony conducted at the Fort Belvoir, Va., parade field, Nov. 14. Gen. Benjamin Griffin retired from the Army during the ceremony.

  • First female four-star in U.S. history takes command of AMC

    Nov 14, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- In this world it is hard enough to make history once, but Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody has done it twice in one day.

  • Army promotes first woman to four-star general

    Nov 14, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody became the first female four-star general in the U.S. armed forces at a promotion ceremony Friday morning in the Pentagon.

  • Healing environment for Wounded Warriors

    Nov 14, 2008

    If youAca,!a,,cre a wounded Soldier, Redstone Arsenal is a great place to mend. Far from the battlefield and away from large units of Soldiers preparing for deployment, Redstone has established itself Aca,!" through its Fox Army Health Center Warrior Transition Unit and Community Based Warrior Transition Unit Aca,!" as an ideal healing environment for Soldiers with physical and psychological injuries or illnesses. Aca,!A"Their job when they get here is to get better,Aca,!A? said Dr. (Maj.) Mike Madkins, who oversees the medical care for the Fox WTU Soldiers. Aca,!A"We ask them a lot of questions about things that could impact their healing. Hopefully, we will create an environment for them where they will heal and focus on their mission to return to their unit. Everything weAca,!a,,cre doing is focused toward their healing.Aca,!A?

  • Aircraft survivability equipment saving lives in war

    Nov 14, 2008

    Army aviation is predicated on close air support, short-range transportation, surveillance and search and rescue. The term Aca,!A"defenseAca,!A? plays little part in aviation doctrine with the exception of defending ground forces. However, itAca,!a,,cs the defensive systems located within fixed and rotary winged aircraft that allow its crews to accomplish their primary mission while operating in a combat zone. In boxing even the most explosive puncher has to be leery of a cunning fighter who can attack with just the right amount of finesse to render them unconscious. This is the same theory behind the threats that Army aviators are faced with in the ongoing Global War on Terror. With Man Portable Air Defense Systems serving as a prime threat to U.S. aircraft, it is vital that the aviation community is provided with technology that will keep them one-step ahead of a cunning enemy.

  • Aircraft survivability equipment saving lives in war

    Nov 14, 2008

    Army aviation is predicated on close air support, short-range transportation, surveillance and search and rescue. The term Aca,!A"defenseAca,!A? plays little part in aviation doctrine with the exception of defending ground forces. However, itAca,!a,,cs the defensive systems located within fixed and rotary winged aircraft that allow its crews to accomplish their primary mission while operating in a combat zone. In boxing even the most explosive puncher has to be leery of a cunning fighter who can attack with just the right amount of finesse to render them unconscious. This is the same theory behind the threats that Army aviators are faced with in the ongoing Global War on Terror. With Man Portable Air Defense Systems serving as a prime threat to U.S. aircraft, it is vital that the aviation community is provided with technology that will keep them one-step ahead of a cunning enemy.

  • ATF Breaks Ground for Explosives Training Site

    Nov 14, 2008

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives held its National Center for Explosives Training and Research facility Aca,!EoegroundboomingAca,!a,,c Thursday, fully living up to the term. ATFAca,!a,,cs facility will be a state-of-the-art facility, fully integrating its explosives-training, research, and information-sharing activities. This additional range and classroom space will enable ATF to meet increasing demands from federal, state, local and international partners for its advanced post-blast and other explosives-training classes.

  • We are called to support the commander in chief

    Nov 14, 2008

    In this time of change for the U.S., post Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Benson counsels all citizens Aca,!" particularly Redstone Arsenal Soldiers and civilians Aca,!" to put their differences aside and pull together to serve their nation and its new president. Speaking to a small gathering at the GarrisonAca,!a,,cs first quarterly prayer breakfast at the Officers and Civilians Club on Nov. 5, the morning after the presidential election, Benson said all Christians are called to Aca,!A"serve their country and their commander in chief.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"YouAca,!a,,cre all called by the Lord to serve this country. Do so. But also take it to Him in prayer,Aca,!A? Benson said. Aca,!A"We have an enormous challenge in front of us. We are called to support the commander in chief in his mission for our country. Back it, support it, make it work. We are a wonderful, wonderful country. We really are the land of freedom.Aca,!A? Benson said there is no other nation on Earth where a descendent of a once enslaved people can rise in freedom to achieve its highest office.

  • We are called to support the commander in chief

    Nov 14, 2008

    In this time of change for the U.S., post Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Benson counsels all citizens Aca,!" particularly Redstone Arsenal Soldiers and civilians Aca,!" to put their differences aside and pull together to serve their nation and its new president. Speaking to a small gathering at the GarrisonAca,!a,,cs first quarterly prayer breakfast at the Officers and Civilians Club on Nov. 5, the morning after the presidential election, Benson said all Christians are called to Aca,!A"serve their country and their commander in chief.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"YouAca,!a,,cre all called by the Lord to serve this country. Do so. But also take it to Him in prayer,Aca,!A? Benson said. Aca,!A"We have an enormous challenge in front of us. We are called to support the commander in chief in his mission for our country. Back it, support it, make it work. We are a wonderful, wonderful country. We really are the land of freedom.Aca,!A? Benson said there is no other nation on Earth where a descendent of a once enslaved people can rise in freedom to achieve its highest office.

  • First lady

    Nov 14, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Dunwoody is the first female Four Star General in the U.S. Army.

  • Army CSMs tour of Lake City ammo plant

    Nov 14, 2008

    Some of the Army's most senior leaders toured an ammunition facility that plays a major role in making all service members safe.

  • Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, who became the first female four-star general in U.S. military history Friday

    Nov 14, 2008

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, who became the first female four-star general in U.S. military history Friday

  • Old Cigar, NASA Hard Hat Among Keepsakes

    Nov 13, 2008

    A 1960 Aca,!A"Hav-A-TampaAca,!A? cigar, a New Testament Bible, a few old government badges and a well-worn NASA hard hat are reminders to Tom Phillips of how far he has come in his Army civilian career since the early days of the German rocket team at Redstone Arsenal. This engineer, now 75 years young, is still very much part of the military/civilian community of Redstone Arsenal, working as a technical monitor/team leader for the Small Business Innovation Research Program managed through the Weapons Sciences Directorate of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. But 51 years ago, as a young Soldier and industrial engineer, Phillips wasnAca,!a,,ct sure he would like an assignment that took him to a place he didnAca,!a,,ct even know was on the map. Through a library search, Phillips discovered that Huntsville was a city of 15,000, was known for its cotton textile mills, and shoe and Martin Stove manufacturing, and was the new home of Dr. Wernher von Braun and his missile team.

  • Old cigar, NASA hard hat among keepsakes

    Nov 13, 2008

    A 1960 Aca,!A"Hav-A-TampaAca,!A? cigar, a New Testament Bible, a few old government badges and a well-worn NASA hard hat are reminders to Tom Phillips of how far he has come in his Army civilian career since the early days of the German rocket team at Redstone Arsenal. This engineer, now 75 years young, is still very much part of the military/civilian community of Redstone Arsenal, working as a technical monitor/team leader for the Small Business Innovation Research Program managed through the Weapons Sciences Directorate of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. But 51 years ago, as a young Soldier and industrial engineer, Phillips wasnAca,!a,,ct sure he would like an assignment that took him to a place he didnAca,!a,,ct even know was on the map. Through a library search, Phillips discovered that Huntsville was a city of 15,000, was known for its cotton textile mills, and shoe and Martin Stove manufacturing, and was the new home of Dr. Wernher von Braun and his missile team.

  • 300th tower deploys to save lives

    Nov 13, 2008

    In 2003 Raytheon officials approached then Maj. Gen. John Urias with an idea to boost surveillance for troops in Iraq. Urias, who was both the program executive officer for air, space and missile defense and the deputy commander for the Space and Missile Defense Command, liked the concept and forwarded it up the chain to then Army vice chief of staff Gen. Jack Keane. The idea of persistent surveillance capability appealed to Keane, too. Aca,!A"His rationale was, Aca,!EoeIf it saves one life, itAca,!a,,cs worth it,Aca,!a,,cAca,!A? Urias recalled. The Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment tower was born. On Thursday, the Army and Raytheon celebrated the 300th RAID tower to be delivered to theater. The surveillance system helps protect troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • 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.

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