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  • In Appreciation to Deployed Civilians and Military

    Sep 25, 2008

    A fellow alumnus of AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles was among the honorees Thursday during the Team Redstone Deployed Workforce Recognition Ceremony. Jim Kelton got an extra hug when Myles presented his certificate of appreciation and commanderAca,!a,,cs coin at Bob Jones Auditorium. Both are graduates of Middle Tennessee State University Aca,!" Myles in 1974 and Kelton in 1977. Kelton, assistant product manager for the Tactical Airspace Integration System in the Program Executive Office for Aviation, was among about 65 honorees. The ceremony recognized currently serving, deploying and returned Soldiers and civilians from Team Redstone.

  • German Military Marks Milestone

    Sep 25, 2008

    The Sept. 16 change of command for the German Patriot Office was like homecoming for Lt. Col. Christian Uhlig. He succeeded Lt. Col. Thomas Doerr as director of the office which acts within the Patriot missile program as a liaison for the German government to the U.S. Army and U.S. industry. It exchanges information between the Lower Tier Project Office and the pertinent German organizations. Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cm very proud because my entire life in missile defense is connected here in Huntsville,Aca,!A? Uhlig said. Aca,!A"I have been here so many times itAca,!a,,cs really like coming home here in Huntsville.Aca,!A? He first arrived in 1978 for training with the Nike system at the missile school.

  • Court Rules in Army's Favor in the Newport Hydrolysate Shipments Case

    Sep 25, 2008

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!" A U.S. District Court Judge ruled Monday in favor of the Army and dismissed on all counts a case seeking to halt shipments of caustic waste water created by the destruction of the nerve agent VX at an Army plant in Indiana to a treatment facility in Texas.

  • RDECOM Demonstrates Samples of its Newest Technologies at the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 25, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • RDECOM Showcases Technologies at 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference

    Sep 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command participated in the 2008 Infantry Warfighter Conference Sept. 16 to 17 in Columbus, Ga. Six of nine RDECOM laboratories and technology centers showcased technologies, demonstrating the innovations the Army is working towards for the Warfighter.

  • Joint Munitions Command commander promoted to brigadier general

    Sep 24, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - A former enlisted man took a step today few in the Armed Forces take - promotion to a general officer. Brig. Gen. Larry Wyche, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, was promoted to that rank at a promotion ceremony Sept. 19.

  • AMC, USASAC break ground on new headquarters at Redstone Arsenal

    Sep 24, 2008

    Members of the Army Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command should have their new buildings at Redstone Arsenal by 2011.

  • Pilots fly Lakota to Sioux powwow

    Sep 23, 2008

    Fort PolkAca,!a,,cs 5th Aviation Battalion has been flying the ArmyAca,!a,,cs new utility helicopter for a year, and recently pilots had a chance to meet the namesake of their birds, the Lakota tribe of South Dakota.

  • Army Chief of Staff gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston, receives update on incinerator

    Sep 23, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.-U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said the last time he visited the depot was in the 1980s, and he noted that was when Rep. Bill Nichols, the namesake of the depot's industrial complex, was working on Capitol Hill.

  • Fort Lee Supports DA "Best Warrior" Competition

    Sep 23, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs that time of year again. For the past six months, Team Lee Aca,!" the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee and tenant units Aca,!" have readied the stage for the annual Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Best Warrior Competition.

  • 'Best Warrior' to challenge Soldiers

    Sep 23, 2008

    A select group of Soldiers will take center stage during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year, Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28 Aca,!" Oct. 3.

  • Picatinny command sergeant major retires after 3 decades of service

    Sep 23, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. John Graves, Picatinny Arsenal, retired after three decades of service, Sept. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades assumed the responsibility as the Garrison Command Sgt. Maj.

  • HENAAC names Army Engineer as 'Luminary Honoree'

    Sep 23, 2008

    Manuel D. Bustillos Sr., an engineer-technician with the Army Research LaboratoryAca,!a,,cs Battlefield Environment Division, White Sands Missile Range, N.M., has been named as a 2008 Luminary Honoree by HENAAC, a national organization established as a means of identifying, honoring, and documenting the contributions of outstanding Hispanic American professionals in science, engineering, technology and math.

  • CERDEC to Demonstrate Night Vision Capability to Key Leaders

    Sep 23, 2008

    CERDECAca,!a,,cs Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate will highlight the latest developments in night vision and electronic sensor technology October 1. The 2008 Executive Night Vision Technology Exposition will showcase technologies to the Department of Defense military and civilian leaders, and members of Congress.

  • Six AMC programs receive Shingo Public Sector Award

    Sep 22, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing has recognized six U.S. Army Materiel Command programs with the 2008 Shingo Prize Public Sector Award for achievement in implementing Lean systems in support of the manufacturing, repair, overhaul and maintenance of warfighter equipment.

  • Vital acquisition training treks to Southwest Asia

    Sep 22, 2008

    Here today, for the first time in Southwest Asia, Eighteen Soldiers, Army Civilians and contractors completed the classroom portion of the Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course Ac"a,! known in the field as Acquisition 201B Ac"a,! one of the most difficult to obtain requirements for professional certification in the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics field.

  • Army chief gets glimpse of vehicle reset work at Anniston

    Sep 19, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the last time he visited Anniston Army Depot was in the 1980s and "It was like the Stone Age compared to now."

  • AMC activities ink analysis agreement

    Sep 19, 2008

    Two AMC units sign a Memorandum of Agreement that will lead to more efficient maintenance, lower costs and greater equipment reliability and availability for the warfighter.

  • Fort Rucker gets Ready

    Sep 19, 2008

    Fort Rucker community gets Ready.

  • 82nd Airborne stages to aid Ike-stricken states

    Sep 19, 2008

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, 72 82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, N.C., Soldiers arrived here Sept. 13. While here they staged to prepare to provide support to devastated areas in Texas and Louisiana.

  • No price gouging here

    Sep 19, 2008

    As local stations increased their prices significantly on September 12, Fort Rucker's gas price rose only three cents, even though our supplier cost rose by 35 cents.

  • 3rd ESC Sustainment photos from Iraq

    Sep 19, 2008

  • Defense Logistics Agency to assume spare parts buys

    Sep 18, 2008

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decisions, military services are changing how they purchase repair parts. And the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command has already started this transition.

  • Remembering American Freedoms on Patriot Day

    Sep 18, 2008

    The commanding general reminded AMCOM on Sept. 11 of the importance of taking the fight to the enemy. Aca,!A"We will stop them from trying to harm our way of life,Aca,!A? Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, said during the annual Patriot Day tribute. The event, in a filled 650-seat Bob Jones Auditorium, marked the seventh year since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre spending a lot of time and a lot of resources to find them,Aca,!A? Myles said. He pointed out that 4,300 servicemembers have died in the Global War on Terrorism. Myles described the magnitude of this commandAca,!a,,cs role in the war. Of the more than 600 U.S. aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, less than 20 were down for parts that morning. Aca,!A"The importance of you is so critical to this fight,Aca,!A? Myles said. Aca,!A"Nothing moves without aviation in Iraq and Afghanistan.Aca,!A?

  • Morale Welfare and Recreation Honored Regionally

    Sep 18, 2008

    The quality of the Directorate of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation programs is not news to the Redstone community. This year, RedstoneAca,!a,,cs FMWR swept the competition with seven regional awards for each division and the program as a whole. One segment has even won the Department of the Army award for being this yearAca,!a,,cs outstanding recreation center. Aca,!A"We won for six activities: Library, Arts and Crafts, Auto Skills, Outdoor Recreation, Recreation Center, and Sports and Fitness,Aca,!A? Mike Chemsak, FMWR recreation division chief, said. Aca,!A"Then we also won for the overall garrison program.Aca,!A?

  • Helicopters Joining Iraqi Air Force

    Sep 18, 2008

    When the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command's Security Assistance Management Directorate needed to get helicopters quickly to the Iraqis, it knew where to turn - the Prototype Integration Facility.

  • He Served His Country, Too

    Sep 18, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. - We can't call Adam M. Nieckarz one of the forgotten. Maybe, he is one of the relatively unknown who proudly and fully support our nation's warfighters.

  • Picatinny emphasizes support to New Jersey National Guard brass

    Sep 16, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Frank Dulfer, director of the Joint Staff for the New Jersey National Guard visited Picatinny Arsenal to see what type of capabilities the installation has to support the NJNG.

  • 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine)

    Sep 16, 2008

    The 129th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Medicine,) U.S. Army Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, is a self-contained and deployable veterinary animal treatment facility. It is one of only three mobile veterinary clinics in the U.S. Army regularly conducting field exercises.

  • DAC provides a unique service-radiographic expertise

    Sep 15, 2008

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

  • Ambush at Ap Nhi

    Sep 15, 2008

    August 25, 1968, was a typical monsoon season day. The clouds hung low, making flying helicopters dangerous, while intermittent hard rain drenched the area. A large resupply convoy of 81 trucks from the 48th Transportation Group departed Long Binh in three serials with six refrigeration trucks in the front, followed by cargo trucks, then fuel and ammunition trucks in the rear.

  • 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.

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