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  • Army would be lost without civilians, says Under Secretary

    Oct 9, 2008

    The civilian workforce is integral to the future of the Army, the Under Secretary of the Army said Wednesday during the Army Civilian Luncheon at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting.

  • First shipment from Amedee Army Airfield since expansion

    Oct 8, 2008

    Six FSSP modules were loaded aboard six C-17 Globemaster III's at Amedee Army Airfield located on Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, Calif.

  • Base Realignment Brings Physician Issues to Light

    Oct 8, 2008

    Base Realignment and Closure activities occurring at Redstone Arsenal mean more than new buildings, additional Army civilian employees and a growing North Alabama community. They also mean new services throughout Huntsville and the surrounding area as local leaders work to make North Alabama more attractive to potential transferees. And that can only mean good things for current local residents as improvements also better their quality of life. This is most evident in one area that the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee has addressed during the past year. In November 2007, the committee learned that Army Materiel Command transferees were concerned about the perceived inability to locate available physicians in Huntsville. Aca,!A"What we are trying to do is if we hear of an issue for transferees we try to resolve it,Aca,!A? said Joe Ritch, chairman of the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee. Aca,!A"We were hearing multiple stories from multiple groups of transferees having trouble with finding physicians.Aca,!A?

  • Software Engineering Expansion Gives Soldiers Boost

    Oct 8, 2008

    Software engineering and development that help Soldiers train to fight with more lethality just got bigger and better. More than 100 people celebrated the expansion of the new 78,800 square foot Software Engineering Directorate building during a ribbon cutting Sept. 29. The annex was started in September 2006 and completed in July this year, with another building on the way. The new $19.6 million facility will expand the ArmyAca,!a,,cs capability to support aviation, unmanned air vehicles, and missile system projects, as well as provide a platform to conduct testing and development in all levels of the Army weapons systems life cycle. What SED gives to the Soldier is the guts, said Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Comfort for widows of Soldiers

    Oct 8, 2008

    On Tuesday mornings, a group of women gather at the Bicentennial Chapel to discuss their lives Aca,!" the blessings, the struggles, the surprises, the disappointments -- that come with being a member of a select group of Army wives. These women have endured a loss that bonds them to each other forever Aca,!" the loss of their husbands to war.

  • AMSAA Celebrates 40 years of Service to the Nation

    Oct 8, 2008

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Aca,!" For more than 40 years the ArmyAca,!a,,cs senior leaders have turned to the Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity here to get the hard numbers and clear analysis they need to guide the Army. AMSAA celebrated its anniversary Oct. 2, but that ceremony was of many observances the organization held this year to mark the service it began at the height of the Vietnam Conflict.

  • COMSEC Reset mission exceeds 100,000 items

    Oct 8, 2008

    Employees in Tobyhanna Army Depot's COMSEC Division have Reset over 100,000 communication items since 2004.

  • Maverick missile system work increasing

    Oct 8, 2008

    Technicians will see their mission to overhaul, repair and test Maverick missile guidance and control systems (GCS) grow from about 300 to more than 700 per year.

  • RRAD breaks ground on Sustainment Center

    Oct 8, 2008

    RRAD breaks ground for Maneuver Systems Sustainment Center with ceremony

  • Red River awards 53 apprentice diplomas to graduates

    Oct 8, 2008

    RRAD graduates 53 apprentices

  • AMC to showcase improvements in logistics and acquisition at AUSA annual meeting

    Oct 7, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase a wide variety of advancements and emerging technologies in logistics and acquisition at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 6-8.

  • U.S. Army South observes partner nations' independence celebrations

    Oct 6, 2008

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Aca,!" U.S. Army South observed BrazilAca,!a,,cs and ChileAca,!a,,cs respective independence days and ChileAca,!a,,cs Armed Forces Day during a ceremony at U.S. Army South headquarters Sept. 12.

  • U.S. Army South Chaplain rallies Salvadoran religious leaders: Discusses disaster response initiativ

    Oct 6, 2008

    COMALAPA AIR BASE, El SalvadorAca,!" Laughter erupted throughout a hotel conference room near Comalapa Air Base, El Salvador as U.S. and Salvadoran Army officials, meeting with local religious leaders for a conference, enjoyed a light moment.

  • HEEL Transfer System to aid mustard agent disposal process

    Oct 6, 2008

    DESERET CHEMICAL DEPOT, STOCKTON, UT - Workers at the U.S. Army's Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility today began using the new Heel Transfer System process to help remove solidified mustard agent residue in bulk containers at Deseret Chemical Depot.

  • Fort Rucker's Army 10-Mile team takes top spot second year in a row

    Oct 6, 2008

    Fort Rucker's 10-Miler team takes first place honors again this year in the Open Mixed Team category.

  • PERSEVERE - Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 6, 2008

    WASHINGTON D.C. - There were at least 26,000 motivations for running in the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs 24th annual Aca,!A"Ten MilerAca,!A? here Saturday.

  • FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

    Oct 6, 2008

    FM 3-07 - Stability Operations Manual (.pdf download)

  • After 4 decades of service, Serao says good-bye to civil service at Picatinny

    Oct 6, 2008

    Patrick A. Serao, a member of the Senior Executive Service and executive director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Enterprise and Systems Integration Center retired Oct. 2 at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • Army unveils new Stability Operations manual

    Oct 6, 2008

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command today unveiled a new stability operations field manual, FM 3-07 at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2008

    Oct 6, 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.

  • Phase 1 contracts awarded for Excalibur Ib projectile

    Oct 3, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command Acquisition Center here awarded the initial contracts totaling $20.7 million to begin the Excalibur Increment Ib effort today.

  • Army mobilizes to increase Burrowing Owl habitat in Oregon

    Oct 3, 2008

    Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore. Aca,!" While the U.S. Army Umatilla Chemical Depot is best known for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and its mission to dispose of deadly chemical weapons, life of a different kind thrives in other areas of the depot.

  • Depot loaning Civil War artifacts to Battle of Richmond Visitors Center

    Oct 2, 2008

    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Richmond, Ky. - The Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Ky., has its own Indiana Jones, and because of his efforts and work with the Historic Properties Director of Madison County, Ky., the public will soon be able to enjoy some of the treasures he has unearthed.

  • Former Army property becomes a Civil War Interpretive Center

    Oct 2, 2008

    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT, Richmond, Ky. - Many people may not realize a battle involving the death and injury of more than 1,300 Americans was fought on the Blue Grass Army Depot property in Richmond, Ky.

  • Redstone Receives City Environmental Award

    Oct 2, 2008

    The Garrison has been honored by the city of Huntsville for its environmental efforts. The Garrison was among the recipients of 2008 Air Pollution Control Achievement Awards presented Sept. 24 at the city council chambers. John Callahan, deputy chairman of the cityAca,!a,,cs air pollution control board, presented the plaque to Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli. Aca,!A"Again it shows the environmental consciousness that the Garrison has for Redstone Arsenal, and working to help protect the environment of the whole community,Aca,!A? Terry Hazle, chief of environmental management division in the GarrisonAca,!a,,cs Directorate of Public Works, said.

  • Army mobilizes to increase Burrowing Owl habitat in Oregon

    Oct 2, 2008

    While the U.S. Army Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD) is best known for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) and its mission to dispose of deadly chemical weapons, life of a different kind thrives in other areas of the depot.

  • Army going green with fuel use

    Oct 2, 2008

    The recent gasoline shortage delayed some fuel deliveries but didnAca,!a,,ct affect operations everywhere in the Army. The Defense Energy Support Center is the executive agent for fuel and they are dedicated to reducing fuel usage across the Army.

  • Lean Six Sigma to Improve Management of Sustainment Funds

    Oct 2, 2008

    In these days of dwindling budget cuts and reduced funding, all Army organizations are taking a closer look at how best to manage their budgets and stretch their dollars in order to enable them to provide the best support to our Soldiers.

  • RDECOM Engineer Awarded Two Patents for New Grenade Ammunition Designs

    Oct 2, 2008

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently issued an Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employee two patent approvals for new designs to be incorporated into the ammunition belt for the MK 19 grenade machine gun. ARDEC is a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Redstone MWR cafeteria manager saves a life

    Oct 2, 2008

    Cafeteria worker save a life.

  • Installation Supports War on Terrorism: Picatinny Technology Combats Heat-Seeking Missiles

    Oct 2, 2008

    In the past several years, the proliferation of low-cost heat-seeking missiles has become a threat to United States military operations. As these weapons become more accessible to terrorist groups and third-world nations they become the weapon of choice for attacking Army helicopters.

  • Local Students Join CERDEC Employees for End-of-Summer Science Celebration

    Oct 2, 2008

    Fort MonmouthAca,!a,,cs Gibbs Hall buzzed with excitement as the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted its 14th Annual Outreach Closing ceremony, marking the end of summer 2008.

  • CERDEC Conducts Largest Future Force C4ISR & Networking Technology Demonstration to Date

    Oct 2, 2008

    The U.S. Army showcased more than 100 new and current technologies tested in the largest integrated exercise of its kind at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • ARL Encourages Young Minds at the Summer Student Research Symposium

    Oct 2, 2008

    Ten college students working as summer interns at Army Research Laboratory recently earned awards including cash and valuable additions to their budding resumes by writing and presenting scientific papers at the ArmyAca,!a,,cs premier research laboratory here.

  • RDECOM Inventors Patent Multi-channel Technology with Wide Array of Uses

    Oct 2, 2008

    Two employees here recently developed a patented technology with potential uses in radar, sonar, imaging, satellites, global positioning systems, communications devices, and wireless communications, according to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Anniston Ammo welcomes new commander, hosts JMC CG

    Oct 2, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Lt. Col. Duncan MacMullen assumed command of Anniston Defense Munitions Center in a ceremony here Sept. 25.

  • Safety First: Spotlight on PBA's reduction of injuries, workers compensation claims

    Oct 2, 2008

    Ensuring dominant land force capability for Soldiers, the United States and our allies, is all part of a dayAca,!a,,cs work for the many men and women of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • "Best Warrior" After Dark

    Oct 2, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, Army Materiel Command, plots waypoints during the night urban warfare orienteering course Oct. 1, at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs

  • Tactical Tracking System Deploys for Stateside Use

    Oct 2, 2008

    A satellite-based system for tracking friendly forces in war has now been used in domestic missions. Blue Force Tracking-Aviation served since July to support National Guard units battling wildfires in California and Nevada and to support units providing security at the Democratic National Convention in Denver at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.

  • Checking the Grid

    Oct 1, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon, Army Materiel Command, checks the grid coordinates en route to a checkpoint during the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course Oct. 1. This 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition event was divided into both day and night courses. Photo by Spc. Andrew Heward

  • On the Road to "Best Warrior"

    Oct 1, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Staff Sgt. Robert Gordon makes his way to another point in the Urban Warfare Orienteering Course event Oct. 1. He is one of the 24 Soldiers who are competing in the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 28-Oct.3 at Fort Lee, Va. (Photo by T. Anthony Bell)

  • Freedom of Information Act

    Oct 1, 2008

  • Test Time

    Oct 1, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, U.S. Army Materiel Command, prepares to take the written exam during the 2008 Noncommissioned Officer/Soldier of the Year Competition Oct. 1 at Fort Lee, Va. Photo by Amy Perry.

  • SDDC commanding general confirmed for second star

    Oct 1, 2008

    The Senate confirmed the nomination of Brig. Gen. James L. Hodge, commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), for promotion to the grade of major general Oct. 2.

  • Pushing to be the Best

    Oct 1, 2008

    Pfc. Christopher Loeffler, U.S. Army Materiel Command, is in control of his push-up count in the Army Physical Fitness Test Oct. 1 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition. Photo by Mike Strasser, Fort Lee Public Affairs Office

  • First LOGCAP IV performance task order awarded

    Sep 30, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. Aca,!" The U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC) awarded the first performance task order under LOGCAP IV to Fluor Intercontinental, Inc., of Greenville, S.C. on September 25, 2008. This task order will provide essential logistics support services in Afghanistan to U.S. and coalition personnel in the field.

  • ANCDF passes demilitarization 50 percent milestone

    Sep 30, 2008

    The team of Anniston Chemical Activity and Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility employees achieved another significant milestone Saturday. Working together, the team has now safely demilitarized more than 50 percent of the chemical munitions stored here.

  • Getting Ready for "Best Warrior"

    Sep 30, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins, U.S. Army Materiel Command competitor, checks the sling on his M16, while Sgt. 1st Class Darnyell Parker, Fort Lee Warrior Training Center instructor observes. The pre-combat checks and inspections were scheduled Sept. 30 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Crane Army and Navy hosts POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony

    Sep 30, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity joined with Naval Support Activity Crane, and Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, in hosting the annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day Ceremony here Sept. 18.

  • Making a Good Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Jeremy Whipple, U.S. Army National Guard competitor, smiles as his sponsor makes an adjustment to his uniform prior to the board apperance Sept. 29 during the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Beaming with Confidence

    Sep 29, 2008

    A confident Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, US Army Forces Command exits the Soldier of the Year Board Event Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, VA.

  • Preparing for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Alexander Elkassamani, U.S. Army Forces Command, straightens the pockets on his Class A jacket before entering the Soldier of the Year Board Event on Sept. 29, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Dressed for Success

    Sep 29, 2008

    Spc. Eric Kocourek, Eighth Army's Soldier of the Year, double checks his Class A uniform before his board appearance Sept. 29 at the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Crane Army participates in Pandemic Flu Exercise

    Sep 29, 2008

    Representatives from Crane Army Ammunition Activity participated in a Navy hosted one-day, pandemic influenza planning exercise here Sept. 10, along with members from the Navy and the local community.

  • Crane Army Earns VPP Merit Status

    Sep 29, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity earned a Merit Status designation in the Voluntary Protection Program following an inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in September.

  • Answering to the Sgt. Maj. of the Army

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Barber, Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, appears before board members during the board appearance event of the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Knock With a Purpose

    Sep 29, 2008

    Eighth Army's Sgt. Victor Berlus knocks on the door just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Last-Minute Adjustments

    Sep 29, 2008

    The Army National Guard's Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce Merino receives some last-minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Larry Ganieany, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Testing Army Knowledge

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales, U.S. Army Forces Command NCO of the year, answers questions during her board appearance at the 2008 Department of the Army Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition held Sept. 29 Aca,!" Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Ready for the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Best Warrior Begins With Board Appearance

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sgt. Lisa Morales of the U.S. Army Forces Command awaits her turn prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Sound Advice

    Sep 29, 2008

    The U.S. Army Medical Command's Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins gets instructions from Sgt. Maj. Alice Dallman while his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal looks on. Wiggins was competing in the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Attention to Detail

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Julian Wiggins of the U.S. Army Medical Command gets a few last minute uniform adjustments from his sponsor, Staff Sgt. Anthony McDougal prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Awaiting the Board

    Sep 29, 2008

    U.S. Army Europe's Staff Sgt. Jonathan "Jack" Higgs awaits the word to knock and enter just prior to his board appearance during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Final Preparation

    Sep 29, 2008

    Staff Sgt. Eric Przybylski of the National Capital Region, gets in some last minute study time from his sponsor, Sgt. 1st Class Gary Bouchard, prior to the board appearance event during the 2008 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Aca,!A"Best WarriorAca,!A? Competition held Sept. 29 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Lawmakers bid farewell on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

    Sep 29, 2008

    Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter retire on Fort Myer's Whipple Field

  • Retirement Ceremony

    Sep 29, 2008

    Retirement ceremony took place 24 Sept. 08 for Sen. Warner, Congressman Hunter

  • CFC Holds Special Fund Drive for Flood Relief on Rock Island Arsenal

    Sep 29, 2008

    The Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign held a special one-day bucket collection on Rock Island Arsenal Aug. 27 for the American Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund.

  • Wright Flyer 'returns' to Fort Myer after 100 years

    Sep 29, 2008

    It took a century to achieve, but for the hundreds gathered in Fort Myer's Conmy Hall this month, it was well worth it.

  • Welcome Warriors

    Sep 29, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, welcomes each competitor to the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year Competition during a Welcome Social Sept. 28 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Welcome Warriors

    Sep 29, 2008

    The 24 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from 12 major commands gathered Sept. 28 for a Welcome Social to kick off the 2008 Department of the Army NCO/Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition at Fort Lee, Va.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" Week in Photos, Sept. 22 - 28, 2008

    Sep 29, 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.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Observing National Preparedness Month

    Sep 26, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Picatinnyans find nothing novel in preparing for disaster nor have they necessarily limited it to any specific month. Here is a photo dated Oct. 21, 1952, which shows employees who staffed the communications center during a New Jersey-wide air raid drill as part of a First Army exercise code named Watchdog.

  • Picatinny CG joins other employees in LSS certification

    Sep 26, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The commander of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command is one of the most recent Armament Research Development and Engineering Center's Lean Six Sigma program black-belt certificate recipients.

  • 2008 Soldier Show coming to Picatinny area Oct. 10

    Sep 26, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- The 2008 U.S. Army Soldier Show performers are scheduled to make an appearance at Morris Knolls High School Auditorium 6:15 p.m. Oct. 10.

  • Two TACOM LCMC employees receive first DA Master Black Belt certifications

    Sep 26, 2008

    Jim Wasiloff and Mary Nelson of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command's G5/7 own the distinction of being the first and second Army employees to be granted the Department of the Army Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt Certification. The success, however, didn't come without pain.

  • DAC provides a unique service-radiographic expertise

    Sep 26, 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.

  • Ship simulator provides testing for containerized ammunition

    Sep 26, 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.

  • Veterans feel nation's appreciation on honor flight

    Sep 25, 2008

    World War II veteran Paul Taylor enjoyed seeing the memorial built in his honor during the Sept. 13 Tennessee Valley Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Yet, for Taylor, the highlight of the trip was not so much the memorialAca,!a,,cs brick and mortar, but the people who made the day memorable.

  • 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.

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