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  • Huntsville Center Worker Honored as Engineer of Year

    Mar 5, 2009

    An Army Engineering and Support Center employee received special recognition Feb. 19 from the Society of American Military Engineers, Huntsville Post. Jeffrey Coulston, the chief of the Structural Branch, Civil Structures Division, in the Engineering Directorate, was named the Huntsville Post's Engineer of the Year for his leadership of a diverse group of structural engineers in support of numerous missions of national importance and visibility, and for his expertise in seismic design, explosives effects and structural design.

  • 'Unsung Hero' Proud of Keeping Disabled Employed

    Mar 5, 2009

    Janice Caudle can look over the manufacturing floor at Phoenix Manufacturing and know she has made a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. As disabled employees work side-by-side with non-disabled employees to make burial flags, parachute harnesses, equipment bags for TOW missiles and seat cushions for Humvees, Caudle is busy reviewing costs and pricing, ordering materials, interfacing with customers, negotiating new business contracts and managing other behind-the-scenes aspects of running a non-profit business that has employed 82 people with disabilities for almost three years.

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    Mar 5, 2009

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    Mar 5, 2009

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    Mar 5, 2009

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    Mar 5, 2009

  • Army's SA/ED M1 variant built at Anniston

    Mar 5, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.-A new high-tech variant of the Army's M1A1 combat vehicle was introduced into the depot's production schedule in January, and the assembly of the first of 156 ordered by TACOM Life Cycle Management Command was completed here March 2.

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  • Plenty of Fun to Spare at Special Olympics Bowling

    Mar 5, 2009

    Special Olympics and Army Community Service have a recipe they've spent years perfecting. Take special needs athletes, mix in Soldiers and spread them across a sporting event for a generous dollop of fun. This year's batch began with the bowling event Feb. 26. "This is a tradition at Redstone Arsenal," ACS director Sue Paddock said. "The Soldiers appreciate it because they learn from these athletes. Of course, the athletes love having the Soldiers here. It's a wonderful fit."

  • Rocket munitions don't make good souvenirs

    Mar 5, 2009

    A rocket motor nozzle assembly discovered in an empty employee cubicle launched a scenario of safety measures on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on Feb. 25 that resulted in lost employee productivity and new concerns over unexploded ordnance.

  • AER Gives More Than It Gets

    Mar 5, 2009

    "Adding Strength to Army Strong" is this year's theme for the Army Emergency Relief campaign, which had its kickoff March 2. The annual fund-raising drive continues through May 31 with a $210,000 goal. "AER helps active duty and retired Soldiers and their family members with financial emergencies," AER officer Mike Burden said.

  • Volunteers Take Turns to Thank Servicemembers

    Mar 5, 2009

    There are many ways to thank Soldiers for their service. Boyce Allen found a unique and special way to tell Soldiers thank you. Allen, Wood Shop lead for Morale Welfare and Recreation's Arts and Crafts Center, created "Turn-a-thon" after he heard about the Freedom Pens Project from a neighbor. The project is an all-volunteer effort that has its roots in Virginia with the Saw Mill Creek Woodworkers Forum. Allen pitched the idea to his supervisors; and the first Turn-a-thon was held on Redstone Arsenal in February 2007, with the most recent Feb. 22.

  • Combatives training school kicks off at Belvoir

    Mar 5, 2009

    As 31 Soldiers from the Military District of Washington converged on Wells Field House last week for the first in a series of combatives training sessions, Fort Belvoir took a major step in being recognized as a training center for the Modern Army Combatives Program.

  • Soldiers show their talent

    Mar 5, 2009

    There were 16 different Soldiers and 16 different styles as Soldiers stepped into the spotlight and on the stage showcasing an abundance of talent in song and dance Saturday at Wallace Theater as they vied for positions in the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Historic characters take the stage at Women's History Month observance

    Mar 5, 2009

    While snow covered the ground, the Belvoir commuA,Anity gathered at the Officer's Club to observe Women's History Month Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.' First Sgt. Cynthia Moody presented Sojourner Truth's speech, 'Ain't I a Woman'' with passion. Truth mesmerA,Aized her audience with her speech in 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • First female commanding general of Belvoir makes historic visit

    Mar 5, 2009

    Fort Belvoir's first female commander, retired Brig. Gen. Evelyn Foote, visited Belvoir on Tuesday to attend the post's Women's History Month observance and to see how things have changed in the past 20 years.

  • LEMC program management review highlights PFRMS support

    Mar 4, 2009

    Letterkenny Munitions Center hosted its first U.S. Army Precision Fires Rocket and Missile Systems Program Management Review Feb. 10-11, highlighting its key support of the systems.

  • Kansas Army Ammunition Plant ends mission

    Mar 4, 2009

    After 68 years, the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant officially ended its ammunition production mission following a deflagging ceremony March 4. Col. Arnold P. Montgomery, commander, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, in McAlester, Okla., applauded the community's commitment is supporting the nation's defense.

  • RDECOM at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards

    Mar 4, 2009

    Video package from the BEYA awards

  • Benning honors NCOs in ceremony

    Mar 3, 2009

    Fort Benning honored the "backbone of the Army" when more than 60 newly promoted sergeants and corporals were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony that kicked off the designation of 2009 as the Year of the NCO Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. "In every aspect of the Army, it's really NCOs making it happen," said CSM William Ulibarri. "We hold it together through training, and also operationally."

  • Setting the force at Fort Bragg: Taking care of vehicle, aircraft repairs

    Mar 3, 2009

    Soldiers need weapons and vehicles to complete ground and air missions. Over time, machinery breaks down, rusts and malfunctions. The harsh conditions Soldiers endure while deployed are the same for these tools of the trade. If they're broken, who fixes them' "MMD (Material Maintenance Division) can repair almost all tactical equipment assigned to Fort Bragg units and tenants," said Joe Karmazyn, Directorate of Logistics MMD chief. The division, in partnership with ITT Industries, a government contractor, provides maintenance support to ensure mission readiness for Fort Bragg units, Army garrison, and other military units training on Fort Bragg. During the past year MMD repaired or serviced: n 22,669 small arms and night vision goggles n 3,558 pieces of equipment left behind in theater n 12 completely refurbished aircraft n 1,552 mobilization/ demobilization resets n 1,582 unserviceable engines, transmissions and other parts repaired to a national standard, also known as national maintenance or NMP.

  • From challenge to opportunity: Repairing CH-47 rotor blades

    Mar 3, 2009

    Rotor blades for the CH-47 are in short supply, especially the aft rotor blades. If the rotor blades of a damaged Chinook are in workable condition, they are removed from the damaged aircraft and transferred to one that is functioning. Even without crashes or hard landings, these rotor blades suffer from heavy workloads; frequent usage and environmental factors. Increased operational tempo has necessitated a more efficient overhaul of CH-47 rotor blades to sustain the Soldiers' needs on the field.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomes Apache's new Sighting and Targeting System

    Mar 3, 2009

    An exciting upgrade arrived at Corpus Christi Army Depot recently, marking a revolution in attack helicopters within the past five years. An AH-64 Apache, equipped with a new sighting and targeting system, caused a bit of a stir in the Directorate of Aircraft Production as CCAD employees tested the technological marvel.

  • Waste shipment from Operation Swift Solution answers treaty obligations

    Mar 3, 2009

    Operation Swift Solution, the Army initiative to eliminate three deteriorating steel containers storing a mixture of GB nerve agent and its decontamination breakdown products, reached another critical milestone today when two trucks holding the caustic wastewater, known as hydrolysate, generated during the neutralization process were received at Veolia Environmental Services, near Port Arthur, Texas.

  • SMA Kenneth O. Preston Reconizes Tampa NCO of the Year

    Mar 3, 2009

    SMA Kenneth O. Preston was the feaured speaker at the AUSA Suncoast Chapter NCO of the Year luncheon.

  • CBS Radio Tampa Bay Interview with SMA Kenneth Preston

    Mar 3, 2009

    John Sipos of CBS Radio Tampa Bay conducted an 11-minute interview with SMA Kenneth Preston that covered many topics. The interview ran on Tampa, FL CBS Radio stations on Sunday, March 1, 2009.

  • Basic training Soldiers test limits in gas chamber

    Mar 2, 2009

    The gas chamber at Brittin Range goes by many names - house of horrors, confidence chamber, chamber of horrors - but no matter what Soldiers call it, they all pass through its walls during Basic Training.

  • Army Materiel Command CG visits with Soldiers and civilians of 12th CAB

    Mar 2, 2009

    ANSBACH, Germany (Feb. 26, 2009) - The commanding generals of the U.S. Army Materiel Command and U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, along with their senior enlisted staff members, visited the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade at Katterbach Army Airfield here, Feb. 25. General Ann E. Dunwoody, AMC Commanding General, and Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, Commander of RDECOM, met with 12th CAB commander Col. Robert C. Doerer and key brigade leaders before visiting Company B, 412th Aviation Support Battalion. Afterward, the generals had lunch with 12th CAB officers and then visited with Soldiers and civilian contractors at the post's vehicle reset program hangar.

  • Army targets individual Soldier for radio communications

    Feb 27, 2009

    The ability to communicate; through voice, digital message or simply by position, is arguably, the most critical capability for the men and women of today's Army.

  • Crane employees learn about Martin Luther King, Voting Rights Act

    Feb 26, 2009

    Addressing a crowd of Army and Navy employees at the Crane Navy base Feb. 24, Indiana University Assistant Professor Dr. Darryl Hall provided a lunchtime lecture discussing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Army Belvoir leaders focused on recognizing suicide indicators

    Feb 26, 2009

    Despite the many successes printed and televised about the Army during its proud history, ofA,Aficials are all too aware of the dark cloud hovering above them.For the fourth consecutive year, suicides are on the rise. In 2008, the Army experienced 128 conA,Afirmed suicides - up from 117 the year before. At such an alarming rate, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, viceA,Achief of staff, issued an executive order calling for greater emphasis on recognizing suicidal behavior among Soldiers.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. of Army Reserve observes Black History Month at Mosby Reserve Center

    Feb 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. of the Army Reserve Leon Caffie joined members of Fort Belvoir's Military Intelligence Readiness Command and 55th Sustainment Brigade Tuesday for a celebration marking February as Black History Month.

  • Dual focus of Army scientists yields spinouts

    Feb 26, 2009

    The Army has a dual focus in its development of science and technology: modernization for the future and accelerating technology for today's warfighter.

  • Army first female 4-star visits 21st TSC

    Feb 26, 2009

  • Dining Facility Worker Beaming over US Citizenship

    Feb 25, 2009

    There's a lot of laughter and merriment in the kitchen of the Dining Facility between meals as the staff works together to prepare the day's menu offerings. And in the midst of the camaraderie, there's one staff member whose million dollar smile is hard to contain. The smile on the face of Ruedeeporn "Nuey" Suwanapogdee Hart got even bigger recently when she returned from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Atlanta as a new U.S. citizen. "Everything good for me. I'm proud to be an American," Hart said in her somewhat broken English.

  • Software Engineering Directorate leads from front

    Feb 25, 2009

    The Software Engineering Directorate, under the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, has been appointed one of only 12 "Agents of the Certification Authority" within the Department of Army. The appointment, made by the Army's Chief Information Officer G-6 Certification Authority, LeRoy Lundgren, approves the SED to perform third party independent evaluation for automated information systems. "I am very proud of this recent appointment and of the information assurance support we've been providing our program managers for some time now," SED director Dr. Bill Craig said. "Our enterprises and Soldiers depend more and more on information systems and the ability to send and receive information securely. SED will continue leading from the front in the area of information assurance."

  • Plan Gives Aid to Soldiers, Vets Coping with Coming Home

    Feb 25, 2009

    Soldiers live by plans. When they enter the Army, Reserve or National Guard, Soldiers choose a military occupational specialty, and are given a plan that sets out a course of training and experience. When they are qualified in their MOS, they are assigned to their unit, given job responsibilities and provided a plan that defines their military career. When they deploy to a wartime environment, Soldiers are given a plan that outlines their duties, assigns them to a team and battle buddy, and gives them a timetable for their return. It is on their return from a deployment when planning - with the details of what they may experience emotionally and psychologically, what they can do to help themselves recover, how they can regain the life they left at home -- often falls short of what a Soldier needs to reintegrate back into a normal military routine, family life and society as a whole.

  • Relying on the rules of acquisition

    Feb 25, 2009

    Expertise in the areas of acquisition, technology and logistics is the key to making a difference for the war fighter on the battlefield, said a top executive of the Defense Acquisition University. Claude Bolton, a retired Air Force major general who was named in January as the DAU's executive-in-residence, told attendees at DAU's South Region annual conference on Jan. 18 that the work of DoD's acquisition, technology and logistics employees ensure Soldiers have the "right product at the right time in the right place and at the right cost."

  • Umatilla Depot seeks World War II depot workers and descendents for commemoration

    Feb 25, 2009

    In anticipation of a 65th anniversary commemoration of the March 1944 World War II accidental explosion of conventional munitions at the Umatilla Chemical Depot in Hermiston, the depot would like to hear from depot workers of that era or their family members. Invitations to a brief March 19 commemoration ceremony on the depot will be extended to those workers or family members, plus current depot employees

  • RDECOM commanding general visits Soldier Systems Center

    Feb 25, 2009

    On Feb. 10, Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, visited the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass. During the day, Izzo saw demonstrations and heard briefings on shelter technologies, joint precision aerial delivery systems, combat feeding, individual protection and biomechanics. Jean Hampel, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, demonstrates shelter airbeam technology. Izzo said it was a "great visit," and he was glad he took the time to come. During the visit, Izzo met with NSSC Soldiers.

  • Nevil Shed scores with audience at Anniston Black History Month luncheon

    Feb 25, 2009

  • DLA divvies up rifles to area law enforcement

    Feb 25, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.-Representatives from about 10 law enforcement agencies in Alabama and Georgia inspected a large supply of M16 and M16-A1 rifles here Feb. 11 inside a warehouse at the Anniston Defense Distribution Depot operated by the Defense Logistics Agency. The law enforcement officers were at Anniston Army Depot to inspect the surplus weapons and determine whether or not they could be used to combat crime within their respective cities and counties.

  • Mayor's praise for the Watervliet Arsenal, City

    Feb 25, 2009

    Mayor Michael Manning said in his State of the City address earlier this month that "We are in good shape," as he highlighted several program and department successes. During his 35-minute remarks, Manning proudly talked of where the city has been, where it is today, and where it is going. And as typical of Manning, when he speaks of the City of Watervliet, he also spoke of the Arsenal. Manning said he is very pleased the Arsenal took center stage in the Capital Region business community and in the media for much of 2008. "After years of attrition and not-too-good news, we have a reason to hope for the future," Manning said in regards to the direction the Arsenal is now heading.

  • Research at BenAfAt Labs where small is BIG

    Feb 25, 2009

    Remember the old grade school question, "If a tree fell in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound' That philosophical question may be the way to look at BenAfAt Laboratory's challenge in hyping nanotechnology to the general public. In essence, if you can't see it, how do we know it's there' Better yet, if we can't even pronounce it Aca,!aEURc strain-induced crystallization of the semicrystalline polymers Aca,!aEURc should we even care' According to Dr. Brian Van De Wal, Chief of Fatigue and Fracture Analysis Branch at BenAfAt Labs, we should care because nanotechnology will eventually affect just about every aspect of our lives, from medicine to infrastructure. BenAfAt Labs conducted its first Nano-Scale Materials Forum on Feb. 19 in downtown Albany, hosting representatives from 10 universities that represented such institutions as West Point and Cornell University, and from three civilian corporations, GE Research Labs, Lockheed Martin, and First Nano.

  • Medal of Honor: African-American hero recognized decades after brave act

    Feb 24, 2009

    Black NCO earns Medal of Honor, presented 50 years later

  • Heavy metal moves to Livorno for repairs

    Feb 24, 2009

    Story chronicles movement of M-1 Abrams tanks from ship at Port of Livorno, Italy, to repair facilities at 3rd Battalion/405th Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Crane Army LSS Setting the Standard of Excellence

    Feb 24, 2009

    Self improvement can be difficult for an organization, but spotting where and when change is needed and applying it evenly over a long period can be downright tricky. That is why the success of the Crane Army Ammunition Activity Lean and Six Sigma program is a source of pride to everyone involved in the effort.

  • Crane Army LSS setting the standard of excellence

    Feb 24, 2009

    Self improvement can be difficult for an organization, but spotting where and when change is needed and applying it evenly over a long period can be downright tricky. That is why the success of the Crane Army Ammunition Activity Lean and Six Sigma program is a source of pride to everyone involved in the effort.

  • 90-day program gives former military doctors chance to serve again

    Feb 24, 2009

    Col. Lionel M. Nelson is a man of many hats. A former Air Force Reservist, and a retired Army Reservist, Nelson came out of a five-year retirement and shut down his private practice in San Jose, Calif., to participate in the "90 Days Boots on the Ground" program, a program that gives former military doctors the opportunity to deploy to Iraq for 90 days.

  • RRAD civilian awarded medal equivalent to Purple Heart

    Feb 23, 2009

    Tony M. Hall, a Fort Worth native employed by Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas and assigned to 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, was awarded a Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom in a ceremony held at JBB Feb. 18 for injuries sustained when the quarters in which he was sleeping came under an indirect fire (mortar) attack from insurgents on Camp Anaconda, Balad, Iraq on April 20, 2008.

  • Tuskegee Airman speaks to Rock Island audience

    Feb 23, 2009

    Tuskegee Airman shares experiences during Black History Month event

  • Editorial: Army taking measures to improve property accountability

    Feb 23, 2009

    Since 9/11, our Army has been in a continuous cycle of deployment, redeployment and reset operations. The continued success of our Army, that will always have some amount of its force deployed on some type of mission, hinges on accurate and precise property accountability.

  • Army takes steps to tackle electrical concerns in Iraq, Kuwait

    Feb 23, 2009

    The Army Sustainment Command is vigorously addressing electrical safety hazards to ensure the Army facilities it supports in operational theaters are in compliance with established electrical codes.

  • Minority College Recruitment Program helps dreams come true

    Feb 23, 2009

    Minority College Recruitment Program opens doors for students

  • Army helicopters take to high seas

    Feb 23, 2009

    Army helicopters loaded aboard ship in Rota, Spain, en route home from Afghanistan.

  • RDECOM Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Conference

    Feb 23, 2009

    An Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity employee here was one of four Research, Development and Engineering Command employees honored for their work during the Black Engineer of the Year Award Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference held in Baltimore Feb. 18-22.

  • The shape of things to come

    Feb 23, 2009

    Back shell nut wrenches are used to tighten back shell nuts on large cable assemblies here. The wrenches are cut from sheets of steel by a water jet cutting machine, used by employees in the Machining Branch to cut various types of material, such as steel, aluminum, plastic, copper, brass, glass and rubber. The machine is capable of making hundreds of wrenches per day, depending on its size.

  • Wish upon a STARS: Grant helps fund CDC programs

    Feb 23, 2009

    The Tobyhanna Child Development Center (CDC) is improving programs with the help of grant money received from a Pennsylvania program called Keystone STARS.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot to improve Milstar systems after lightning strikes

    Feb 23, 2009

    The Air Force isn't waiting for lighting to strike twice. After strikes shut down key Milstar satellite communications systems, they called Tobyhanna for help.

  • Black Hawk system repair surge supports warfighter

    Feb 23, 2009

    Flight Control Systems Branch personnel doubled the number of Black Hawk systems they repair and overhaul here to support warfighters in Southwest Asia. The request, which came from the Army Aviation and Missile Command, was for the branch to increase their production from 20 to 40 systems for January, noted Jim Walters branch electronics mechanic leader.

  • Ammunition ship allows for worldwide contingency readiness

    Feb 23, 2009

    Longer than three football fields, the M.V. Staff Sgt. Edward A. Carter Jr., is a seagoing insurance policy. Loaded aboard the massive vessel are more than 2,000 containers of munitions, part of the Army Prepositioned Stocks -- afloat mission to sustain expeditionary Army forces, wherever and whenever they may engage.

  • Army civilian honored with 'Black Engineer of the Year Award'

    Feb 23, 2009

    WARREN, Mich. Ac"a,! For Christopher Scott success has never been an option. It has always been a choice and that drive for excellence has been recognized.

  • 10,000th MRAP fielded in Iraq

    Feb 22, 2009

    A team of Soldiers, civilians and contractors gathered Feb. 20 at the Victory Base Complex to celebrate fielding the 10,000th Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle.

  • Demo showcases fire-resistant products

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fire suppression technology was demonstrated on Kelley Hill Feb. 11. The demonstration showcased products designed to extinguish fire, be environmentally safe and return the burning material back to the ambient temperature in moments. The fire suppression agent and thermal protective system were designed to increase Soldier's effectiveness and lifesaving options in a combat situation, said Andrew M. Allen, with Global Safety Labs, Inc.

  • TASM-E begins loading aircraft aboard ship in Rota, Spain

    Feb 20, 2009

    Although the ship's ramp entrance is cavernous, CH-47 Chinook aircraft barely fit through the opening and must be carefully loaded to avoid damage. Tugging aircraft up the ramp is only the first step in mission success. Once in the ship's hold, the aircraft must be maneuvered around the ship's support beams and staircases, as well as internal ramps.

  • Livorno Port Operations

    Feb 20, 2009

    Livorno port operations.

  • ICE gives Benning customers a voice

    Feb 20, 2009

    Fort Benning customer service representatives want your 2 cents. Interactive Customer Evaluation, an Armywide program that has been in place at Fort Benning since 2003, offers customer satisfaction surveys for 275 services on Fort Benning. More services will be added to ICE in the future, said Bernard Goss, Fort Benning customer service officer.

  • BOLC II platoon mentor named Reserve Officer of the Year

    Feb 20, 2009

    For CPT Curt Owens, serving in the Army Reserve is about just that: service. "It's been rewarding because it's a way to serve the country, specifically during these times when we're relying so heavily on our Army. I love doing it," said Owens, who was named the Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year Feb. 1.

  • AMC to showcase Future Soldier 2030, other high-tech equipment at the AUSA winter meeting

    Feb 20, 2009

    During this year's Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition being conducted at the Broward County Convention Center Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 25-27, the U.S. Army and its industry partners will showcase a host of new technologies that has and/or will have an impact on today's warfighter and our future force. One such technology is the Future Soldier 2030.

  • Belvoir site for military movie premier

    Feb 19, 2009

    A made-for-television movie based on the real-life observations of a casualty escort was screened for more than 150 Soldiers, civilian and DoD support staff from Human Resource Command, Casualty and Mortuary Affairs, at Fort Belvoir's Wood Theater Feb. 19. The HBO film 'Taking Chance' chronicles the reflections and feelings of retired Marine Lt. Col. Mike Strobl as he escorts a fellow Marine to his hometown in Dubois, Wyo., from Dover Air Force Base, Del. Strobl documents the warmth, kindness and respect that he and the Marine's remains are shown on the journey to his final resting place. Strobl is portrayed by actor Kevin Bacon.

  • Mullen: Transportation support is the lifeblood of global operations

    Feb 19, 2009

    Through times of war and change, transportation and logistics support are critical to accomplishing the numerous missions facing the U.S. military, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a town hall meeting At Scott Air Force Base today.

  • Generals discuss SATCOM capabilities of the past, present and future

    Feb 19, 2009

    Interviews by Josh Davidson, of the Program Executive Office, Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), on emerging and future satellite communications technology with Gen. Kevin Chilton, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson, Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley.

  • RDECOM Delivers Technology Abroad, MRAP Gunner Restraint System

    Feb 19, 2009

    Seventy-two hours to save Soldiers' lives. Seventy-two hours to assess, design, fabricate, integrate, test, adapt and produce a universal restraint system to ensure gunners won't be thrown from Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in the event of an accident or vehicle rollover.

  • Pine Bluff employees with EONC

    Feb 19, 2009

    Pine Bluff Chemical Activity employees, who transported the first ton containers from the storage igloos to the disposal facility, pose for a picture in front of an enhanced onsite container

  • TARDEC technologies to receive senior Army award

    Feb 19, 2009

    Two U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center projects, the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer and the Humvee "Monster Garage" Program, will receive the 2008 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards.

  • Tooele Army Depot leader bids farewell after 38 years of service

    Feb 19, 2009

    Tooele Army Depot said goodbye and thanked the highest ranking civil service employee on his retirement, Jan. 29, 2009. Rodney J. Huff left behind a legacy in a career culminating over 38 years of service to the Department of Defense. .

  • Homegrown Training Arrives for Logistics Interns

    Feb 19, 2009

    The AMCOM Integrated Materiel Management Center is leading the pack in adapting unused office space on Redstone Arsenal to meet present and future employment needs thanks to a group of its employees working with the center's intern program. Their accomplishment - transforming rooms in buildings 3340 and 3341 into classroom space for the IMMC intern training program -- is ushering in a trend Arsenal-wide involving various organizations interested in new and innovative ways to expand their facilities without new construction. As the Arsenal's OMEMS moves to its new headquarters at Fort Lee, Va., and other Army organizations shift their footprint due to BRAC realignments, empty buildings could represent much-needed expansion opportunities for expanding or new Arsenal organizations.

  • Retired General Officer Leads Veterans Cause

    Feb 19, 2009

    Retired Lt. Gen. Robert "Sam" Wetzel carries with him a remembrance of a Purple Heart that was never applied for or awarded. On the 78-year-old's forehead there is a small scar, a mark left by an enemy bullet that nicked Wetzel as he led his battalion into battle during the Vietnam War. "Guys were being killed. They had terrible wounds. This was just a little thing," Wetzel said of the scar when asked about it. "I didn't think I deserved a Purple Heart for just a scratch."

  • RDECOM Hosts Industry Day in Support of OEF

    Feb 19, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 40 private companies gathered Jan. 28 to interact with government entities to learn more about the Afghanistan National Security Sector Development and Fielding Program and the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, its objectives, procurement needs and processes.

  • Communication system loses weight, gains readiness

    Feb 19, 2009

  • RDECOM Showcases Technologies at WEST 2009

    Feb 19, 2009

    SAN DIEGO - As the Army's focal point for research, development and technology, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command doesn't stop at Army technology, as demonstrated at the WEST Conference themed "Defense: Reset-Redesign-Reinvent," in San Diego Feb. 11-13.

  • Sharing the Power of Positive Attitude

    Feb 19, 2009

    In these difficult and dangerous times, one must ask the question, "What is my role in all of this'" Speaking to a room packed with Redstone senior military leadership, community leaders and Soldiers from the 59th Ordnance Brigade, NFL hall of famer John Stallworth, guest speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast held at the Officers and Civilians Club on Feb. 11, spoke about the power of a positive attitude and how the words that we say can turn disappointments into strengths.

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Engineer officer training graduates observe 90th anniversary of school

    Feb 19, 2009

    Graduates of Fort Belvoir's Engineer Officer Training School returned to the installation Sunday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Engineer OTS of World War I. The event, which included a formal dinner, was highlighted by speeches from several guests, including the keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Don Riley, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Pre-K program has students ready for the next step

    Feb 19, 2009

    A place full of new surroundings and all new faces may be intimidating to a young boy or girl just starting school for the first time. To help make a smooth transition, the Army has developed an initiative for kids to conquer those early anxieties. Called "Strong Beginnings," it's a pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare children for the next level of education.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships set for March

    Feb 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the 2009 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships in conjunction with the U.S. Army Infantry Center from February 21 to 28 2009. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of all Army components, of any rank, with of any military occupational specialty, including West Point and college ROTC cadets.

  • U.S. Soldiers open road, transfer security in eastern Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2009

    The opening of a seven-mile road in eastern Afghanistan's Konar province is affording critical transportation for residents and allowing coalition forces to transfer some security operations to the Afghanistan government.

  • Army aviation leaders look to future during annual meeting

    Feb 18, 2009

    The face of a young Soldier, a rifle in his hands and the desert at his back, helped Maj. Gen. James Barclay III make his point at Thursday's luncheon meeting with about 500 aviation industry and military representatives during the 35th annual aviation symposium at the Von Braun Center.

  • Port of Yokohama 150th Anniversary

    Feb 18, 2009

    The city of Yokohama, Japan's Manager of the Urban Planning Bureau for U.S .Military Installations, presents Lt. Col. Craig Jorgenson, commander of the 836th Transportation Battalion and Sgt. Maj. Charles D. Berry, the Tanemaru mascot representing the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama.

  • Looking back at Picatinny: Cannon Gate

    Feb 18, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - An installation landmark since 1885 is missing from Picatinny.

  • Army, New Jersey schools partner to promote science, math programs

    Feb 18, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two New Jersey Army installations and 26 local school districts have teamed up to help foster scientific and mathematic interests in America's youth.

  • RRAD continues MRAP support in theater

    Feb 17, 2009

    Red River's continuous support of the MRAP program in theater.

  • Illowa Bi-State CFC Has Record Year, Holds Awards Ceremony

    Feb 17, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Robert M. Radin, Army Sustainment Command commander and Illowa Bi-State CFC honorary chair, praised the people and organizations behind this year's record-breaking Combined Federal Campaign at a ceremony held Feb. 10, 2009 at the Navy Operational Support Center Rock Island.

  • Department of Defense program benefits 26 New Jersey school districts during 2008

    Feb 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Two New Jersey Army installations and 26 local school districts have teamed up to help foster scientific and mathematic interests in America's youth.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC earns Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award

    Feb 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center here is the recipient of the Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award in the category of government, the award committee announced Jan. 29.

  • Cannon Gate goes south

    Feb 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Cosmetic work is not unusual these days, especially when you're nearly 124 years old. The Picatinny community will unveil its restored historical landmark, the Cannon Gate, in time for this year's Armed Forces Day celebration.

  • Crane Army receives appreciation from Homeland Security

    Feb 17, 2009

    Employees of Crane Army Ammunition Activity's demilitarization department recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Department of Homeland Security for help they provided last autumn in testing glass.

  • Army-Level Conference Addresses Quality of Life

    Feb 12, 2009

    The Army Family Action Plan has allowed spouses, Soldiers, dependents and retirees to take their concerns and possible solutions to the top for more than 25 years. Delegates have just returned from the Department of Army level conference Jan. 26-30 in Alexandria, Va. AFAP began in the late 1970s with spouses looking to solve concerns they had. In 1983, the Army formally adopted it. While the issues have changed over the years, the basic premise and structure of AFAP have not. "It began with a group of wives trying to help their Soldiers and families," Cathy Hays, quality of life program manager, said. "It has been adapted some, but the core is still the same. That speaks to its effectiveness."