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  • E-cyber Mission National Competition

    Jun 27, 2008

    Student finalists attend the national judging event for the Army-sponsored science fair E-cyber Mission.

  • 233-Year-Old Army Shows Experience, Youthful Spirit

    Jun 27, 2008

    Col. Walt Lorcheim is nearing the end of his service to the Army. Pvt. Ricky Hartwell is just beginning. Together, they represent the best of the Army -- one with experience, the other with youthful spirit. They showed their solidarity on the evening of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday June 14, with each of them joining forces with Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs leadership to ceremonially cut two cakes Aca,!" Hartwell and Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command, cut the Army birthday cake with a military saber while Lorcheim and Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of Redstone Arsenal and the Aviation and Missile Command, used a saber to cut a cake in honor of the birthday of the nationAca,!a,,cs flag.

  • Army aviation test mission on rise

    Jun 27, 2008

    The Aviation Technical Test Center tries to ensure that what looks good on paper works well, and safely, in the air.

  • Honoring Old Glory in Veterans Park

    Jun 27, 2008

    Old Glory flew high and proud on June 14 as HuntsvilleAca,!a,,cs veterans groups celebrated the 231st birthday of the U.S. flag with patriotic music, exhibits and speeches at Veterans Memorial Park. It was an historic event in a park that will undergo a drastic change during the next year as the new $4 million veterans memorial is built on its grounds. For that reason, said retired Sgt. David Carney, president of the North Alabama Veterans and Fraternal Organizations Coalition, the downtown Huntsville park became a special location for several veterans groups and the community to celebrate Flag Day 2008.

  • Thanks for Taking Care of Soldiers

    Jun 27, 2008

    The 2008 Army Emergency Relief numbers speak for themselves. This yearAca,!a,,cs fund-raising campaign raised $292,120.03 to eclipse a $225,000 goal, surprising AER officer Kristi Foster. Aca,!A"This is my seventh year to do this and every year you surprise me,Aca,!A? Foster told the campaign participants assembled for the AER award ceremony June 17 at Heiser Hall. Aca,!A"It was absolutely amazing. And IAca,!a,,cm still just overwhelmed by your efforts, your generosity, your work. Thank you very much.Aca,!A?

  • APG Engineer Places in All-Army Photo Contest

    Jun 27, 2008

    APG announces Army photo contest winners. A mechanical engineer for the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity was recognized for receiving honorable mention in the people category in the All-Army Digital Photography Contest for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons and professionals June 13. He also accepted a check for $200 on behalf of his sister, Caitlin, who lives in Connecticut, for winning second place and an honorable mention in the same category.

  • Feedback to aid in future Stryker vehicle upgrades

    Jun 27, 2008

    In its continuing mission to keep todayAca,!a,,cs Stryker brigade combat teams equipped with the latest and greatest upgrades, the Training and Doctrine Command capabilities manager, SBCT, and program manager, Stryker showcased its new innovations, June 18 at the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment motor pool. Not only did the TCM SBCT want to give Soldiers a glimpse into future Stryker add-ons, They were looking for input, too. TCM SBCT Senior Program Analyst for Futures and Current Operations, Sean Hunter, said they were there to get feedback from Soldiers familiar with the vehicle.

  • Anniston depot repairs Fort Drum's fire control boxes

    Jun 26, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot has a reputation for being the rebuild capital of the world. When employees here from the Directorate of ProductionAca,!a,,cs Weapons and Fire Control Value Stream were asked to assist the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), from Fort Drum, N.Y., with the inspection and repair of M119 Towed Howitzer fire control components, their unique substantial remanufacturing capability was put to the test.

  • ANAD presented Army Superior Unit Award

    Jun 26, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"The depot was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award during a June 23 ceremony for the depotAca,!a,,cs performance in support of the Global War on Terrorism.

  • AMC Deputy Chief of Staff on Target with M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle

    Jun 26, 2008

    The U.S. Army Material CommandAca,!a,,cs Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Operations had an opportunity June 17 to fire the M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle that is being assembled by the Weapons Product Support Integration Directorate of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

  • Crane Army, Bedford Recycling Begin "Win-Win Partnership"

    Jun 26, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity received its first check for more than $60,000 from Bedford Recycling, Inc., at a ceremony June 26, as part of its new contract to sell recyclable material to the local company.

  • Anniston hosts newest TACOM LCMC CG

    Jun 26, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOTAca,!"Maj. Gen. Scott West saw the depot for the first time on June 23 as the commanding general of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, a post he has held since April.

  • Army hosts national youth 'cyber' science fair

    Jun 26, 2008

    Sixteen teams of students from across the country converged on the nationAca,!a,,cs capital Monday to present a variety of science projects to a panel of judges in the Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • Joint Munitions Command employee helps those affected by Midwest flooding

    Jun 25, 2008

    Susan McMahon works for the Joint Munitions Command, but in times of disaster, she takes on the role of first responder. Along with her husband Jeff McMahon, division chief for business programs at the Rock Island Arsenal Garrison, Sue McMahon is in the business of helping others in their most trying times

  • Army's eCYBERMISSION Competition Announces National Winners

    Jun 25, 2008

    Four national winning teams were announced Tuesday in the U.S. Army's 2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • GRENADES: What's all this taping about'

    Jun 25, 2008

    Last year a Soldier lost his arm, and two other Soldiers in his squad suffered serious injuries, when he attempted to un-tape a grenade for turn-in. Yet, every day a Soldier somewhere will tape the safety pin and lever of a freshly issued hand grenade.

  • Walt Songaila -- preaching the gospel according to Lean Six Sigma

    Jun 25, 2008

  • 'Rough edges'

    Jun 25, 2008

    James Brewer, a mechanic from Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas, grinds seal residue from 6.5 liter Humvee engine oil pans during the rebuild process at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Forward Repair Activity, June 23, 2008.

  • Walt Songaila -- preaching the gospel according to LSS

    Jun 24, 2008

    Joint Munitions Command Lean Six Sigma director Walt Songaila

  • Picatinny participates in Liberty Science Center's salute to uniformed heroes

    Jun 24, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal joined area law enforcement agencies and emergency service representatives to participate in a Uniformed Heroes Day at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J., June 14.

  • N.J., N.Y. and PA military organizations team up to support service members, families

    Jun 24, 2008

    As military members prepare to mobilize, regional military organizations are working together to offer support and assistance to them and the families they leave behind.

  • Last Remaining VX Nerve Agent Eliminated at PBCDF

    Jun 24, 2008

    The U.S Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) announced the safe destruction of the last VX nerve agent-filled M23 landmine in the Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) stockpile, marking the end of all VX-filled munitions stored at the site. The last landmine was destroyed at the Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (PBCDF) on June 20, 2008, several months ahead of the projectAca,!a,,cs baseline schedule.

  • Last VX-filled landmine destroyed at Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Jun 24, 2008

    PINE BLUFF ARSENAL, Ark. -- The Pine Bluff Chemical Activity (PBCA) and Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, located at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark., have successfully transported and destroyed the last VX nerve-agent filled landmine located at the Arsenal.

  • First Female Nominated for Fourth Star

    Jun 23, 2008

    President George W. Bush has nominated Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, new deputy commanding general of Army Materiel Command, for the rank of four-star general and the top slot at U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Lt. Gen. Dunwoody nominated to receive 4th star

    Jun 23, 2008

    The Defense Department announced today, June 23, Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody is nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general.

  • Volunteer tutor sharpens young math skills

    Jun 23, 2008

    Michael Petrie is used to starting at the beginning of the chapters in his fifth-grade math book. So when tutor Ed Burchenal skipped forward to the chapter review, Michael was a little confused. Aca,!A"I thought weAca,!a,,cd go right to the chapter review,Aca,!A? Burchenal explained to his student. Aca,!A"I want to get you up to speed. I want to work on geometry and things youAca,!a,,cll see in sixth-grade math.Aca,!A? With that, it was on to reviewing points, lines and planes for Michael during his weekly math tutoring session.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, June 16 Aca,!" 22, 2008

    Jun 22, 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

  • Seeing the way home

    Jun 22, 2008

    As the Sun sets at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Staff Sgt. Steven Trahan (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Brian May, 769th Engineer Battalion, Louisiana National Guard, supervise the offload of a FLU 419 Small Emplacement Excavator, June 20, 2008. The SEE is being prepared for shipment home as the 769th ends its service with the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq.

  • Blake takes top enlisted post

    Jun 20, 2008

    Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake became the second command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in a change of responsibility ceremony held June 19 at ASC headquarters at Rock Island, Ill. Command Sgt. Maj. Norberto D. Osbourne, who held the position since ASC was established in September 2006, retired during the same ceremony.

  • C4ISR, APG host first BRAC job fair

    Jun 20, 2008

    More than 1,500 job seekers turn out The Susquehanna Workforce Network, Harford County Office of Economic Development and Harford Community College joined forces on Wednesday, June 4 with Army Team C4ISR and Aberdeen Proving Ground officials to host the first BRAC Job Fair for the incoming government positions moving to APG this summer.

  • LoCMO leverages the industrial base

    Jun 20, 2008

    During the ArmyAca,!a,,cs current state of high operational tempo, the maintenance and repair of equipment is a high-priority mission for many units, but European-based units have a unique option to assist them.

  • Army Partners with Academia for Emergence of New Technology

    Jun 20, 2008

    The U.S. Army is in its fifth year of a 10-year partnership with Arizona State University, and reports on-time progress in its journey towards creating a flexible display screen for the dismounted Soldier

  • "Nature Heals" Army civilian builds living, healing monument to the fallen

    Jun 20, 2008

    Americans have demonstrated an altruistic streak when it comes to their military servicemembers. Many have donated money or time to charitable organizations dedicated to helping disabled veterans recover from wounds, both internal and external.

  • Army names Tobyhanna its top maintenance depot

    Jun 20, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has won the 2008 Army Chief of Staff Maintenance Excellence Award for Depot Maintenance.

  • TIGER team reaches milestone, motors on

    Jun 20, 2008

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait Ac"a,! A small team of technicians working in a non-descript warehouse-like building here recently completed its 200th M1 Abrams tank engine Aca,!A"revitalization,Aca,!A? in Kuwait, saving millions of dollars through cost avoidance, while getting these 1500 horsepower turbine power plants back into tanks and back in the fight.

  • THAAD battery does outreach

    Jun 19, 2008

    FORT BLISS, Texas Aca,!" The Soldiers of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs first THAAD battery are doing more than undergoing new equipment training on the air defense system. TheyAca,!a,,cre also reaching out to the El Paso community. Battery A of the 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade under the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, has adopted a domestic violence shelter in El Paso. The shelter is called Dame La Mano, which is Spanish for Give Me Your Hand.

  • Army Launches Recruiter Assistance Program

    Jun 19, 2008

    Active-duty enlisted Soldiers and future Soldiers in the Delayed Entry Program can now serve as assistant recruiters and make extra money in their off-duty hours.

  • Wounded Warriors win highest Georgia broadcasters recognition

    Jun 19, 2008

    Men and women in uniform were recognized as Georgians of the Year at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention June 6 at the Marietta Conference Center and Resort in Marietta, Ga.

  • 'View from the top'

    Jun 19, 2008

    Heavy mobile equipment mechanic Carl Bess troubleshoots the driver's seat hydraulic assist mechanism for an M1117 Guardian, Armored Security Vehicle, June 18, 2008, at the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's ASV Repair Facility, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Depot only organization 'Resetting' TRC-190 high frequency radios

    Jun 18, 2008

    The depot is the first and only agency operating a Reset program for the AN/TRC-190 High-Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio system.

  • AMC welcomes new deputy commanding general

    Jun 17, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" On a crisp and sunny morning June 17, the U.S. Army Materiel Command honored and welcomed its new deputy commanding general during a ceremony at AMC headquarters here.

  • Four Picatinny Development Teams Receive 2007 Army Greatest Inventions Awards

    Jun 17, 2008

    The Army honored four Picatinny weapons-development teams by presenting each a highly coveted top 10 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for 2007 in Arlington, Va. June 12.

  • Belvoir, Quantico businesses form regional alliance

    Jun 16, 2008

    Article describing the creation of a unique community business alliance formed in support of the BRAC realignments of Fort Belvoir and Marine Corps Base Quantico.

  • Soldiers Select Four Picatinny Inventions as Best of 2007

    Jun 16, 2008

    Picatinny items on this yearAca,!a,,cs list include the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, XM982 Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile, M110 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the Picatinny Blast Shield for the Light Armored Vehicle. All the inventions are designed to keep Soldiers safer when dealing with potentially volatile situations. Since the Army Greatest Inventions program began in 2002, Picatinny teams have won 17 out of a possible 60 Army greatest invention positions. This is more than any other Army laboratory or organization.

  • TARDEC Demonstrates MATTRACKS T4-3500 Robotic Project

    Jun 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center has been working with MATTRACKS, a Karlstad, Minnesota-based company, to develop a chassis and electric drive system with superior off-road performance.

  • Sen. Carl Levin and TARDEC Director Encourage University Students to Pursue Robotics Education at 16

    Jun 16, 2008

    Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center Director Dr. Grace M. Bochenek addressed competitors at the 16th Annual International Ground Vehicle Competition hosted at Oakland University, Mich., during their opening remarks recently.

  • Local Student Advances to National Science Competition

    Jun 16, 2008

    Franz Sauer of Monmouth County joined classmates and local colleagues at the 46th annual Monmouth Junior Science Symposium. Sauer, Jay Feldman, Jeffrey Hart and Andrew Shum of High Technology High School were four of 10 finalists in the paper presentation for this notable regional science fair.

  • ARL's Turner Plays a Key Role in Officer Candidate School

    Jun 16, 2008

    For 12 weeks a year, Army Maj. (ret.) Dan Turner returns a portion of what a lifetime in the Army has taught him. He volunteers with the Officer Candidate School to help Soldiers become new officers. Turner retired at Fort Benning, Ga., and is a member of the Army Research Lab's Human Research and Engineering Directorate. His work supports the U.S. Army Infantry School through the evaluation of new weapons and equipment for the infantry Soldier, and conducts human factor evaluations of new equipment for program managers.

  • ARL Employees Honored for Federal Service

    Jun 16, 2008

    Eight U.S. Army Research Laboratory employees were recently recognized by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board for their contributions to federal service at its 41st annual banquet in Baltimore.

  • ARL, University Establishes Center to Develop Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors

    Jun 16, 2008

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has partnered with the State University of New York at Albany to speed development and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled sensors and electronic devices that will play a critical role on the future battlefield.

  • 'Champion Brigade' welcomes new commander, caps week of changes

    Jun 16, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 11, 2008) Ac"a,! A week of changes at the top ended here today with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade change of command as Col. Jon K. Buonerba accepted the brigade colors from Brig. Gen. James C. McConville, Deputy Commanding General for Support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

  • Army Sustainment Command battalion in Afghanistan gets new commander

    Jun 16, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (June 10, 2008) Ac"a,! Leadership of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command battalion charged with supporting combined joint task force operations in the Operation Enduring Freedom area of operations passed from one experienced leader, trainer and maintainer to another in a ceremony here today.

  • New CSM puts 'boots on the ground' in Southwest Asia

    Jun 15, 2008

    An experienced leader, trainer and maintainer assumed responsibilities as the senior non-commissioned officer of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in a June 7 ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, June 9-15

    Jun 15, 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

  • Running Army Strong on the 233rd Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2008

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait celebrates the 233rd Birthday of the U.S. Army by putting 'shoes on the track.'

  • Fourth Honor Flight Pays Tribute

    Jun 13, 2008

    He got to see his daughter Marie graduate from high school with an advanced diploma. He spent time with his wife vacationing in Tunica, Miss. He enjoyed an afternoon cookout with friends and some good times with his children. And, oh yes, he got in a few winning softball games with his buddies in the Redstone league.

  • I Realize How Blessed We are to Live in this Country

    Jun 13, 2008

    He got to see his daughter Marie graduate from high school with an advanced diploma. He spent time with his wife vacationing in Tunica, Miss. He enjoyed an afternoon cookout with friends and some good times with his children. And, oh yes, he got in a few winning softball games with his buddies in the Redstone league. Alabama Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Joe Cox Aca,!" well-known among fellow Soldiers for his unswerving dedication to the Guard, for his athletic skills on the ball field and for his easy, fun-loving nature -- was home on leave recently from a one-year deployment in Kuwait. He returned to his duties in the Middle East on June 7.

  • Post Commander Addresses Accident

    Jun 13, 2008

    Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs commander publicly sent his condolences last week to the family of the Marshall Space Flight Center engineer who was killed May 30 when a Huntsville Police Department high-speed car chase ended in a multi-car collision on the Arsenal at the intersection of Martin and Rideout roads. Aca,!A"All of us are saddened by what occurred,Aca,!A? Maj. Gen. Jim Myles said.

  • MRAPs on the move

    Jun 13, 2008

    A strategic partnership between Letterkenny Army Depot and BAE Systems is a proven win-win for Soldiers. Government, industry and the community have achieved milestones building RG33s for the warfighter.

  • Qualified DAC interns enter the ammunition workforce

    Jun 13, 2008

    MCALESTER, Okla. Aca,!" Forty-two interns graduated May 5 from the ArmyAca,!a,,cs oldest career program, the U.S. Army Defense Ammunition CenterAca,!a,,cs Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) career program.

  • Annual symposium focuses on demil initiatives

    Jun 13, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center hosted the 16th annual Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Utah, May 5-9.

  • Training and education center dedicated at Letterkenny

    Jun 13, 2008

    A coalition of leaders who made a new Training and Education Center possible at Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa., gathered May 28 to cut the ribbon and dedicate the facility.

  • Business opportunity showcase event at Letterkenny Army Depot

    Jun 13, 2008

    More than 170 people representing 38 companies and 11 government and military organizations from across the nation recently attended the Letterkenny Business Opportunity Showcase.

  • Night Vision Helmet Brackets

    Jun 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights Tobyhanna Army Depot's large-scale manufacturing of helmet brackets for the night vision mount assembly. The depot improved the product by making it nearly four times stronger than the current bracket and with the help of Lean Six Sigma, is now making the bracket in under four minutes per part.

  • 'Rendezvous'

    Jun 12, 2008

    101st Airborne Division bandmember sing the division's theme song 'Rendezvous with Destiny' at an Army Field Support Brigade change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 2/405th AFSB Executes Change of Command Ceremony

    Jun 12, 2008

    The 2nd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB), located in Vilseck, Germany, conducted a change of command ceremony on June 9. The ceremony, during which Lt. Col. Jordan Chroman passed command to Lt. Col. Morris Hatcher, was presided over by Col. Bobby Ray Pinkston, commander of the 405th AFSB.

  • ANAD MWR awarded by IMCOM-SERO

    Jun 11, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"Leadership from the Installation Management Command-Southeast Region OfficeAca,!a,,cs Morale, Welfare and Recreation division presented an award to the depotAca,!a,,cs MWR staff here on May 30 for reaching the highest level of excellence within its roles and responsibilities.

  • Anniston Recruiting Company holds change of command

    Jun 11, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"The U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Anniston Recruiting Company held its change of command ceremony here June 6 at the physical fitness center.

  • Another Stryker variant reset at Anniston

    Jun 11, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.Aca,!"Workers here in the Stryker repair facility received another variant of the eight-wheeled vehicle on June 2. Twenty-seven mobile gun systems are being reset to pre-combat condition and modified with upgrades.

  • Army Birthday Celebrates Congressional Partnership

    Jun 11, 2008

    Army and congressional leaders celebrated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs partnership with Congress yesterday at a cake-cutting ceremony on Capitol Hill.

  • TACOM repair procedure will save $3.9 million

    Jun 10, 2008

    A new M2 machine gun repair procedure will save $3.9 million over the next three years according to a Value Engineering study.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • Generator user community to gather and provide feedback

    Jun 9, 2008

  • 'Teamwork'

    Jun 9, 2008

    In 110 degree temperatures, Soldiers from the 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and ITT, Inc., workers team up to load a 'Kalmar' RT-240, Rough Terrain Container Handler for transport to Iraq, June 8, 2008, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, June 2 Aca,!" 8, 2008

    Jun 8, 2008

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

  • Letterkenny Army Depot dedicates new facility to fallen Soldier

    Jun 6, 2008

    Letterkenny Army Depot, Pa., dedicated the new less-than-truckload facility to the memory of Sgt. Edward W. Shaffer May 27.

  • 405th AFSB presents SATB to 21st TSC commander

    Jun 6, 2008

    Col. Bobby Ray Pinkston, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and his staff recently presented the brigadeAca,!a,,cs semi-annual training brief to 21st Theater Sustainment Command leadership, including Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine and Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood.

  • Soldiers select four Picatinny inventions as best of 2007

    Jun 6, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" The Army will honor four weapons-development teams based here by presenting each a highly coveted top 10 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Award for 2007 June 12.

  • Guided Missile Maintenance Facility breaks ground at LEAD

    Jun 6, 2008

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Guided Missile Maintenance Facility was held May 28 at Letterkenny Army Depot. Brig. Gen. Genaro J. Dellarocco, program executive officer, Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and Col. Steven Shapiro, Letterkenny Army Depot commander, oversaw the event.

  • General Lee rides again

    Jun 6, 2008

    A little more than a year after the anti-tank guided missile Stryker dubbed General Lee was retired from Operation Iraqi Freedom, it made its return to Fort Lewis where Soldiers from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division had been eagerly awaiting its arrival. General Lee once belonged to Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, C Company, 52nd Infantry Regiment (Anti-Tank), 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. But on April 15, 2007, while conducting operations just south of the Shiek Hamed village in Iraq, the Stryker was hit by a deeply buried improvised explosive device.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command accepts first unit, 408th CSB changes hands

    Jun 6, 2008

    Kuwait - A packed house here witnessed the first contracting support brigade change of command since the recent activation of the U.S. Army Contracting Command.

  • Kuwait team readies Strykers for home, reset

    Jun 6, 2008

    While bands play, flags wave and families rejoice at the return of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers to Fort Lewis, Wash., the operation to return home their battle-weary Stryker Combat Vehicles goes on here in Southwest Asia.

  • Army tech brings high school graduations to the frontlines

    Jun 5, 2008

    Soldiers used a high tech Army intelligence system to view their kids' graduations, though they were in remote areas of Afghanistan.

  • 3/405th AFSB Supports USAID Mission to Burma

    Jun 5, 2008

    The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) is supporting a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission to Burma (also known as the Union of Myanmar), which recently suffered severe devastation from Tropical Cyclone Nargis. The cyclone made landfall on May 2 to the west of Rangoon in the Irrawaddy River Deltawith winds of approximately 132 miles per hour with a storm surge of 12 feet.

  • 'Navy gray - desert brown'

    Jun 4, 2008

    A U.S. Navy, MH-60S Night Hawk helicopter awaits the return of its medical crew following delivery of a patient from Camp Buehring, Kuwait to the U.S. Military Hospital at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

  • Annual symposium focuses on demil initiatives

    Jun 3, 2008

    The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) hosted the 16th annual Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Utah on May 5-9. Over 400 military, civilians and contractors attended the event, with representatives from 17 international countries. Various U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and government contractors participated as exhibitors, with over 30 display booths present.

  • Tobyhanna cuts power to electrostatic discharge

    Jun 3, 2008

    Protecting state-of-the-art electronics equipment from the damaging effects of electrostatic discharge is a top priority at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • Logistics Assistance Representatives

    Jun 3, 2008

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command highlights one of AMC's Logistics Assistance Representatives. Jessie Horn discusses her experience while overseas and provides insight into what it means to support Soldiers while serving with them in Iraq.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna - Melissa Ankerway

    Jun 3, 2008

    Melissa Ankerway, a painter helper, touches up the paint on an unmanned aircraft system trailer.

  • Depot employee claims command-level award

    Jun 3, 2008

    A Tobyhanna employee is CECOM- Life Cycle Management CommandAca,!a,,cs (CECOM) 2008 Management Control Process Award Winner.

  • 'Container handling capability - Northbound'

    Jun 3, 2008

    A new RT-240 'Kalmar' Rough Terrain Container Handler, bound for use in Operation Iraqi Freedom, sits in position on an M1000 Heavy Equipment Transport Semitrailer, Monday, June 3, 2008 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Red River Army Depot receives top honors at AMC AT/FP conference

    Jun 2, 2008

    Red River Army Depot is awarded two out of four top force protection awards for 2007.

  • Repair teams ready thousands of SINCGARS radios for deployment

    Jun 2, 2008

    Technicians here have repaired nearly 10,000 Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems in support of the Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Teams (CEER-T) program.

  • New mortar counterfire radar test system online

    Jun 2, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna Army Depot has established a new radar test capability that will improve readiness and save the Army materiel and money. On May 7, the ribbon was cut to officially open the Mechanical Live Fire Test Simulator. The $2.5 million simulator tests the AN/TPQ-48 Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar system, which is used to back plot the location of enemy mortars and other indirect weapons.

  • Depot employees teach students tricks of the trade

    Jun 2, 2008

    Students from the Monroe Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) teamed up with Tobyhanna Army Depot employees to learn about different career opportunities available the depot.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, May 26 Aca,!" June 1, 2008

    Jun 1, 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.

  • 'Under the lights'

    May 31, 2008

    Contract workers with General Dynamics Land Systems work under the lights to remove slat armor from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Stryker Combat Vehicles, Friday, May 30, 2008 at a 401st Army Field Support Brigade work area at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. More than 280 4th Brigade SCVs are being 'deslatted' in preparation for retrograde to the U.S. after 15 months of combat duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Anniston Demilitarizes Last VX Projectile

    May 30, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. (May 24) Aca,!" All 139,581 nerve agent VX-filled artillery shells that had been stored here for decades have now been demilitarized at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.

  • 2/405th AFSB receives Quartermaster Regiment honors

    May 30, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GermanyAca,!"The 2/405th Army Field Support Brigade, Vilseck, Germany, has been recognized by the U.S. Army Quartermaster General as a Distinguished Unit of the Quartermaster Regiment.

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