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  • Watervliet Arsenal to offer 57 acres for private development

    Sep 2, 2008

    Through an Industry Forum hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sept. 11, the Watervliet Arsenal will offer up to 57 acres of property for private development. Seven parcels of land, which include softball fields to unoccupied buildings, will be offered to private developers as part of the Enhanced Use Leasing Program. Under this program, the Corps of Engineers will seek a developer or multiple developers who will enter into a long-term lease, normally 25-50 years, in exchange for in-kind services.

  • Army Materiel command "Eastern Expansion" underway at Bagram Airfield

    Sep 2, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2008) Ac"a,! Growing families have a tendency to spread out Aca,!" the Army Materiel Command family here is no exception. As support requirements have matured, necessary logistics operations, from robotics to the Project Manager-Soldier Rapid Fielding Initiative to a host of other AMC equipment maintenance and repair facilities have been established wherever suitable space could be found across the bustling Bagram Airfield landscape.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Aug. 25 - Aug. 31, 2008

    Sep 2, 2008

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

  • Oil analysis: The aviator's asset maximizer

    Aug 28, 2008

    Think that aviation maintenance only involves wrenches, bolts and screws' Think again. An integral part of aviation maintenance is a lot more high-tech than that: oil analysis Aca,!" the actual scientific evaluation of an aviation engineAca,!a,,cs oil. And itAca,!a,,cs easier to perform than you think. The Army Oil Analysis ProgramAca,!a,,cs Mannheim Laboratory Center at Coleman Barracks in Germany will do the dirty work. Literally.

  • 405th AFSB to Relocate to Daenner Kaserne

    Aug 28, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GERMANY Aca,!" As announced by U.S. Army Europe today, the 405th Army Field Support Brigade headquarters will move from Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim, Germany, to Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, no later than the end of fiscal year 2009.

  • U.S. Army stands up joint program office at Selfridge

    Aug 28, 2008

    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Aca,!" The U.S. Army, today, officially announced the relocation of ArmyAca,!a,,cs Project Manager for Joint Combat Support Systems, which falls under the leadership of the Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support, to Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The transition will bring approximately 200 jobs into the joint military community.

  • Watervliet Arsenal: The land of opportunity

    Aug 28, 2008

    WATERVLIET Aca,!" Aca,!A"Seeking like-minded tenant and business partner to develop nearly 57 acres of secured property.Aca,!A?

  • Arsenal's future workforce tied by one purpose

    Aug 28, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENALAca,!" Although they traveled different roads and for different reasons, they now come together with a common purpose Aca,!" to support our nationAca,!a,,cs servicemen and women.

  • 3/405th AFSB receives ISO 9001:2000 certification

    Aug 28, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GERMANY Aca,!" The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade recently received certification from the International Organization for Standardization 9001:2000 for the battalionAca,!a,,cs quality management system.

  • Black Hawk pilot speaks out on Iraq commitment

    Aug 28, 2008

    The nationAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Black Hawk DownAca,!A? pilot, who is the only survivor of a helicopter crash in Somalia nearly 15 years ago during the Battle of Mogadishu, told a group of contract managers that the U.S. has accomplished too much in Iraq to pull out before achieving mission success.

  • Casualty Center Does Duty with Lots of Heart

    Aug 28, 2008

    For more than 20 years, Jean Manley has been helping military families deal with an aspect of life that is difficult, emotional and heart-breaking. With her gentle manner and efficient thoughtfulness, Manley provides a helping hand as military families come to grips with the loss of their beloved Soldier, whether they are an elderly veteran or retiree who has died of natural causes, a veteran or retiree who has died in an accident, or an active duty Soldier who has succumbed to an untimely death. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs a very hard time for the families and we have to be there to assist them,Aca,!A? Manley said. Aca,!A"The circumstances you work under in this job can be very difficult at times.Aca,!A?

  • Army Stands Against Suicides

    Aug 28, 2008

    The Army has incentive to participate in national Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7-13. Aca,!A"The suicide rate is up in the Army,Aca,!A? Ruby Turner, alcohol and drug control officer in the GarrisonAca,!a,,cs Human Resources Directorate, said. Aca,!A"And I think this is why they want to focus on this, so we can prevent it and recognize it. And itAca,!a,,cs aimed at reducing suicide in the Army. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre having an increase in suicides (Armywide). A lot of people coming back from Iraq are having, I would say, adjustment problems,Aca,!A? she said. The ArmyAca,!a,,cs theme for this observance is Aca,!A"Shoulder-to-Shoulder: No Soldier Stands Alone.Aca,!A?

  • AMC, JMC Commanders visit Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Aug 28, 2008

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity hosted Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Benjamin Griffin and Joint Munitions Command Commander Col.(promotable) Larry Wyche Aug. 20, presenting a strong overview of the activityAca,!a,,cs operations and efforts toward continuous improvement.

  • Picatinny supports war on terrorism

    Aug 27, 2008

    Picatinny Arsenal engineers developed a radiometric trailer capable of measuring infrared signatures of aircraft countermeasure flares at long range.

  • Preparedness campaign rolling out just in time

    Aug 27, 2008

    Fort Rucker commanders are doing everything possible to help prepare community members for potential disastersAca,!"natural and man-made.

  • Nurse honored to take care of Soldiers

    Aug 25, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs nothing like looking after the health of Soldiers and their families. Since going to college on an ROTC scholarship, Maj. Elizabeth Vinson has faced challenges, overcome obstacles and stretched her own abilities to provide the best nursing care possible to Soldiers. SheAca,!a,,cs served in Germany, Kosovo and Afghanistan, and at various installations in the U.S.

  • Former Redstone Marine Returns to Duty in Iraq

    Aug 25, 2008

    One of Redstone ArsenalAca,!a,,cs very own is receiving long-distance support from a contingent of well wishers after surviving a life-threatening explosion while patrolling the streets of Baghdad. Lance Cpl. Marvin Fletcher, known to many on the Arsenal for his service with the Marine Detachment and his participation on unit-level flag football and softball teams, suffered a neck injury April 26 when his Humvee hit a hidden pressure point IED (improvised explosive device) while on a mission in a five-vehicle convoy. Although Fletcher has long since healed from his injury and returned to patrol, his personal connection with the workers at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center via his sister, contracting officer Zina Smith, has led them to Aca,!A"adoptAca,!A? Fletcher and send him care packages, cards and letters.

  • Vet Museum gets Five Years to Dream of New Building

    Aug 25, 2008

    ItAca,!a,,cs now time for Randy Withrow and his committee of volunteers to dream big. As the volunteer director of the Veterans Memorial Museum, Withrow has been in the midst of a recent controversy involving the future of the museum. But that controversy was laid to rest Aug. 14 when the Huntsville City Council approved a five-year extension on the museumAca,!a,,cs lease beyond its expiration in 2010 and reiterated its recommendation to move the museum in John Hunt Park to an adjacent site that includes the Raymond Jones National Guard Armory. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cre pleased,Aca,!A? Withrow said when contacted by phone in Portland, Ore., where he had traveled to present Huntsville as a future site of the annual convention of the International Military Vehicle Preservation Association. Huntsville has won the convention for 2012, in part, because the museum is designated as AlabamaAca,!a,,cs official veterans museum

  • Run a Mile for the Fallen Troops

    Aug 25, 2008

    Maj. Marty Eaton got an idea for the local running community while reading the Air Force Times. There was an article about the National Run for the Fallen, in which a dedicated team of runners began a run on Flag Day, June 14, across America from Fort Irwin, Calif., to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For 10 weeks, team members would mark each mile with an American flag and sign-card in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each servicemember. Aca,!A"The people doing the national event asked that local groups hold local events on their last day of the run,Aca,!A? said Eaton, a shift leader in the operations center for AMCOM Current Operations, G-3.

  • September Soldiers Magazine focuses on Army gaming

    Aug 25, 2008

    The September issue of Soldiers magazine highlights the use of gaming throughout the Army. The same technologies used in popular video games are being leveraged to help entertain, rehabilitate and train Soldiers like never before.

  • 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17

    Aug 25, 2008

    Fort Benning Aca,!" The Commanding General of the United States Army Infantry Center will host the 2008 Infantry Warfighting Conference Sept. 15-17 at the Columbus Iron Works and Trade Center, Columbus, Ga. The theme for this yearsAca,!a,,c conference is: "The Infantry: Heart of the Army in the Contemporary Operational Environment." The conference assembles Army leaders with recent experience in combat, training for combat, and with Army transformation and modularity. The aim of the conference is to identify the methods that are working well in preparation and in execution of the Global War On Terrorism and to see how future systems will benefit Soldiers.

  • 'Analyze this'

    Aug 24, 2008

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, Aug. 18 - 24, 2008

    Aug 24, 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.

  • Getting AMPed up!

    Aug 24, 2008

    Senior electrician Viswasankar Thambi, a contract employee from Kanyakumari, India, checks the control panel on a new 400-ampere generator test stand as he and other technicians ready it for use at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Fuel and Electric Shop, Aug. 20, 2008, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The new stand will allow testing of automotive alternators, generators, regulators and starters under full electrical load, ensuring they will hold up under combat conditions when installed in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, Humvees and other vehicles being used by warfighters in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Satan's Chariot

    Aug 24, 2008

    Just before lifting off on an escort mission, a Polish variant of the Mil Mi-24 (NATO designation "Hind") helicopter gunship ground taxis on the ramp adjacent to the airstrip at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Aug. 16, 2008. During the Soviet experience in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, Mujahideen rebels gave the heavily armored, 26,000 pound aircraft the nickname "Shaitan-Arba" (Satan's Chariot).

  • Ready to roll

    Aug 24, 2008

    Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles await final road testing at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug 18, 2008.

  • Ready to roll

    Aug 24, 2008

    Mark Roberts, Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspector with Science Applications International Corp., signs off on the final inspection for a Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, Aug. 18, 2008 at the 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, Army Preposition Stock area at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 'Let's go!'

    Aug 24, 2008

    A remote-controlled "monster truck" appears to challenge an earth compacter to a little racing action as site preparation is underway on the Army Materiel Command's Eastern Expansion project adjacent to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2008.

  • 'You're gonna feel a little stick...'

    Aug 24, 2008

    Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton, S2/3 chief, 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade stoicly bears 'the stick' as Spc. Brandon Beyer, battalion supply specialist, starts an intravenous drip during Combat Lifesaver training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2008.

  • 'Cry havoc! ... and let slip the dogs of war."

    Aug 24, 2008

    Like giant Saint Bernard dogs on leash, two M984 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck wreckers on their way to support the Warfighter in Operation Enduring Freedom await onward movement to Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008 from 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, based at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar. As the primary recovery means for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle, the HEMTT wrecker is crucial to the logistical support of the fight .

  • Ammunition manufacturing: quality control crucial to success

    Aug 22, 2008

    In ammunition manufacturing, quality control is an especially crucial part of the process. Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., the largest manufacturer of small caliber ammunition in the United States, is the only Joint Munitions Command installation that has a full-service quality assurance testing facility.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports USAID mission to the Republic of Georgia

    Aug 22, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, GERMANY Aca,!" The 3rd Battalion of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, headquartered at Leghorn Army Depot on Camp Darby, Italy, answered an urgent call from the U.S. Agency for International Development to prepare humanitarian supplies for shipment to Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

  • AMC leadership collaborates with Anniston Army Depot

    Aug 22, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot hosted the first Army Materiel Command industrial collaboration initiative here during a three-day visit August 13-15. Members of AMC senior leadershipAca,!"Gen. Benjamin Griffin, commanding general; Lt. Gen. (P) Ann Dunwoody, deputy commanding general; and Brig. Gen. James Pillsbury, deputy chief of staff for logistics and operationsAca,!"along with Maj. Gen. Scott West, commanding general, TACOM LCMC, toured the installation while assessing various work processes and proficiencies. Depot and arsenal commanders and AMC senior executive staff members accompanied the generals.

  • AMC Soldiers, civilians learn combat medical skills

    Aug 22, 2008

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Aug. 20, 2008) Ac"a,! Aca,!A"YouAca,!a,,cre under fire, what are you going to do'Aca,!A? This is the question assistant training facilitator, Sgt. Cheryl Lewandowski shouted in the ear of Department of the Army civilian employee Ted Shelton as he faced a deployed personAca,!a,,cs worst nightmare Aca,!" a battlefield casualty with multiple life-threatening injuries.

  • Day leaves a legacy in "Excellence"

    Aug 22, 2008

    RADFORD, Va. -- For one individual at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, making sure every employee goes home safely every day has been a way of life.

  • Soldier's commitment to music impacts lives

    Aug 21, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" He has the fast-flowing lips of a rap artist whose lyrics donAca,!a,,ct stumble. His songs tell stories instead of just describing hanging emotions. He rhymes with passion and recites his own words as if he were creating them on the spot.

  • Depot, university partner to groom future business leaders

    Aug 19, 2008

    Tobyhanna and the University of Scranton Operations and Information Manaement (OIM) Department have joined forces to provide college stdents the tools they'll needfor a career in big business.

  • Combined effort rushes aid into Georgia

    Aug 19, 2008

    3/405th AFSB Italian employees work to get USAID Humanitarrian Aid pallets ready for shipment to Georgia via the U.S. Navy.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade, week in photos, August 11 - 17, 2008

    Aug 17, 2008

    A weekly compilation of photos showing living, working and operational conditions for the Army's Field Support Brigade based in Kuwait, with subordinate elements in Afghanistan and Qatar.

  • All Veterans Healing Field Opening Ceremony at Davenport, Iowa's Memorial Park

    Aug 15, 2008

    A memorial to honor servicemembers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan was held in Davenport, Iowa, Aug. 14 at Davenport Memorial Park. More than 100 American Flags provided a fitting background for the four-day memorial. Highlights of the event included opening and closing ceremonies a candlelight vigil and non-denominational services. The memorial was open 24 hours a day during the span of the four days. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake, command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at the Rock Island Arsenal, spoke at the opening ceremony.

  • Army honors post BOSS program

    Aug 15, 2008

    Army honors Fort Rucker BOSS program

  • Reset program maintains troop readiness

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Army reset program is essential to the readiness and combat capability of the Army, said the outgoing director of integration at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Army Programs (G-8).

  • 21st TSC and USAFE conduct humanitarian mission to Georgia

    Aug 15, 2008

    KAISERSLAUTERN, GermanyAca,!" Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and Airmen from U.S. Air Force Aca,!" Europe, began providing emergency humanitarian assistance on Aug. 12, to the people of Georgia in response to the crisis situation in that country.

  • Wireless network expands depot capabilities

    Aug 15, 2008

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA.-Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Army Materiel Command joined forces to modernize the installation's network infrastructure by adding Wireless Local Area Network capabilities.

  • Law Enforcement Agency Knocks on Redstone's Door

    Aug 15, 2008

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was looking for a place to put its explosives training. Redstone Arsenal met its needs. Aca,!A"We canAca,!a,,ct expand where we are,Aca,!A? Jeff Groh, chief of ATFAca,!a,,cs explosives training branch, said. Aca,!A"So we have been looking for a new location. This location with these attributes best fits our mission.Aca,!A? The first phase of the training center construction began last November. It will be a convertible facility in that it will initially house classroom areas and offices until the main building is completed in mid-2010. Once those have moved into the larger building, the temporary location can be transformed for vehicle storage and other training.

  • Von Braun Era Engineer Works On

    Aug 15, 2008

    ThereAca,!a,,cs something about Redstone Arsenal and its engineer work force that keeps Bill Pittman coming to work each day. Each day, that is, for 57 years. This 87-year-old, World War II Marine veteran began his civilian career with the ArmyAca,!a,,cs rocket development team at Redstone Arsenal in 1951. He supported the 1953 history-making launch of the first Redstone rocket, which will celebrate the 55th anniversary of its first launch on Aug. 20. Besides launching the nationAca,!a,,cs race to space, the Redstone rocket also launched the careers of American scientists and engineers at Redstone Arsenal, including Pittman, whose work has involved many of the rockets and missiles developed for the Army since the 1950s. Yet, Pittman is the only engineer from those early rocket days still working for the Army or NASAAca,!a,,cs Marshall Space Flight Center. In 1999, Pittman retired from his work at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center. But he still works daily at AMRDEC through the federal governmentAca,!a,,cs volunteer emeritus program.

  • Commander's column: Safety doesn't just happen

    Aug 14, 2008

    LetAca,!a,,cs finish 2008 by keeping safety first and foremost in all our thoughts.

  • Next mission: Conquering the virtual battlefield

    Aug 14, 2008

    With more than 8 million registered users, the Army-developed video game AmericaAca,!a,,cs Army is an interactive, first-person shooter game that allows civilians a taste for the Soldier-life. However, what debuted in 2002 as a communication tool for the Army to promote awareness and Army values to the general public has evolved into a practical training tool for Soldiers.

  • Arlington County and Fort Myer sign Community Covenant

    Aug 13, 2008

    Arlington County and Fort Myer signed a Community Covenant Aug. 7

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers tour RDECOM

    Aug 12, 2008

    A group of 10th Mountain Division Soldiers got to meet the scientists and engineers behind the technologies that give them a fighting edge on the battlefield and get a sneak peek at what's in the pipeline during a recent tour of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command facilities.

  • Newport Chemical Depot confirms VX stockpile neutralized

    Aug 11, 2008

    On Aug. 8, 2008, personnel at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility confirmed the last ton container of VX had been successfully neutralized, marking the completion of stockpile elimination at Newport Chemical Depot (NECD).

  • Army Strong Against Cancer Team Supports American Cancer Society Event

    Aug 11, 2008

    Sierra Army Depot's team, Army Strong Against Cancer, participates in the American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life.

  • Space Agency Work Force Glad to be Neighbor

    Aug 11, 2008

    The U.S. space program was born at Redstone Arsenal. The rocket program began by the Army has grown dramatically since the first Redstone rocket took to the skies 50 years ago. Nonetheless, the space business continues on post in the form of NASAAca,!a,,cs Marshall Space Flight Center. The center was activated in 1960, with Dr. Wernher von Braun as its first director. After having successfully sent AmericaAca,!a,,cs first astronaut, Alan B. Shepard, into suborbital flight the following year, Marshall got to work on its first major project Aca,!" the Saturn rockets.

  • Co-op student adds to summer youth program

    Aug 11, 2008

    An annual summer youth educational program sponsored by the employees of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center needed fresh ideas and someone to step up. A fellow student did just that for the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science Program. GEMS is part of the Army Educational Outreach Program which consists of Army-sponsored research, education, competitions, internships and practical experiences designed to engage and guide students and teachers.

  • Vet Museum's Future in Hands of City Lease Holders

    Aug 11, 2008

    Suddenly, the future residence of the Veterans Memorial Museum has become a topic of discussion among local veterans groups and the City of Huntsville. Local veterans and veteran groups are angered by recent suggestions from Huntsville city officials that the museum should be moved to much smaller quarters in a nearby National Guard armory once its lease is up in two years. Randy Withrow, the museumAca,!a,,cs director, doesnAca,!a,,ct like the idea of the move either. But he is hoping discussions will lead to a future move that will better position the museum for its own growth as a state, regional and national center for veteran and military history.

  • Association Chapter Wins One for the Thumb

    Aug 11, 2008

    For an unprecedented five years in a row, the Association of the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Redstone-Huntsville Chapter has been chosen as the international Best Overall Chapter. This year the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter will share the honor with co-winner Central Texas, Fort Hood. The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter will be recognized at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition on Oct. 6-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Aca,!A"This great accomplishment would not be possible without the hard work and contributions of our board and membership,Aca,!A? chapter president Mike Howell said.Aca,!A"We have a great leadership team -- the Executive Committee and Executive Board, a great group of corporate and individual members and a very supportive Team Redstone led by Maj. Gen. (Jim) Myles, including SMDC and Lt. Gen. (Kevin) Campbell.Aca,!A?

  • Pastorelli Knows He Has Big Shoes to Fill

    Aug 11, 2008

    Garrison incoming commander Col. Bob Pastorelli finds himself in the same situation his predecessor, Col. John Olshefski, was in three years ago. Pastorelli takes the reins from a popular commander just as Olshefski did in following Bob Devlin in 2005. Aca,!A"ItAca,!a,,cs quite evident that youAca,!a,,cve made a huge impact here,Aca,!A? Pastorelli told Olshefski during the Garrison change of command ceremony July 29 at Bob Jones Auditorium. Aca,!A"And itAca,!a,,cll be big shoes to fill, and I accept the challenge.Aca,!A?

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, August 4 - 10, 2008

    Aug 11, 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.

  • International network visits depot, gains knowledge of operations

    Aug 8, 2008

    Al Jazeera English news satellite network visited Anniston Army Depot July 24 to learn more about the critical role the installation has in repairing and overhauling Army equipment for our men and women in uniform.

  • PM Small Caliber Ammo changes management

    Aug 8, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Management of the the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command's Office of the Product Manager for Small Caliber Ammunition changed hands during a ceremony here June 26.

  • Lean initiative simplifies process on M1 line

    Aug 8, 2008

    Anniston Army Depot, Ala. -- In an effort to reduce waste and improve quality while ensuring a superior product for the customer, former safety specialist Dave Kane and heavy mobile mechanic supervisor Joe Cox put their heads together, and the results reaped huge benefits.

  • Culture adds flavor to Picatinny Arsenal

    Aug 8, 2008

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny Arsenal community members observed Multicultural and Employee Day by hosting a special celebration for Picatinny employees and their family members.

  • Tomahawk fury/Training event prepares pilots for war zone

    Aug 8, 2008

    Student pilots flew to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., to shoot Hellfire misiles for the first time during the culminating event for the AH-64D Apache Longbow and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior classes.

  • Radford receives Army Energy and Water Management award

    Aug 7, 2008

    Radford Army Ammunition plant was presented the Small Group Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award in the Efficiency/Energy Management category Aug. 8.

  • 405th AFSB hosts change of command ceremony

    Aug 7, 2008

    SECKENHEIM, Germany Aca,!" Col. John Aca,!A"JackAca,!A? Haley took command of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade from Col. Bobby Ray Pinkston in a military ceremony Aug. 5.

  • Leaking Mustard Munition Located and Overpacked

    Aug 7, 2008

    A leaking Mustard 155mm artillery shell detected on July 28th has been located within the igloo and overpacked into a leakproof container.

  • Second Mustard Leak Detected at Blue Grass Army Depot

    Aug 6, 2008

    A second leak has been detected in another igloo of projectiles containing chemical agent Mustard. This is the second Mustard leak found by Blue Grass Chemical Activity mobile laboratories in two weeks

  • 100th Stryker repaired at Anniston

    Aug 6, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Workers at the Stryker battle damage repair facility here have reached a milestone in their efforts to repair the Army's 19-ton, eight-wheeled armored vehicles that have returned from Southwest Asia.

  • AMC wins two top Army-level safety awards

    Aug 6, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. Aca,!" Thanks to a renewed command emphasis and commitment to safety and occupational health at every level, the U.S. Army Materiel Command has won two significant Army safety awards designed to recognize, promote and motivate success in accident prevention.

  • Picatinny helps support warfighters on the home front

    Aug 5, 2008

    The Picatinny Arsenal community supported families of deployed New Jersey National Guard soldiers during an America's Day for Kids celebration August 1.

  • Chiarelli takes oath as vice chief

    Aug 5, 2008

    In a Pentagon ceremony Monday afternoon, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates promoted Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli to four-star general and Army Secretary Pete Geren administered ChiarelliAca,!a,,cs oath of office as the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 32nd vice chief of staff.

  • Joint Munitions Command welcomes new leader

    Aug 4, 2008

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - An ammunition community of both military and civilians welcomed one commander while saying good-bye to another.

  • ANCDF begins last nerve agent munitions campaign

    Aug 4, 2008

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. (August 2, 2008) - The last nerve agent munition disposal campaign at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility began today.

  • SDDC's first Lean Six Sigma project completed

    Aug 4, 2008

    A Lean Six Sigma project team from the 1182nd Transportation Terminal Battalion completed the first LSS project for the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command July 1.

  • Army fields first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set

    Aug 4, 2008

    The Army recently fielded the first Brigade Nonlethal Capability Set to members of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division in Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 28 Aca,!" Aug 3, 2008

    Aug 3, 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.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 28 Aca,!" Aug 3, 2008

    Aug 3, 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.

  • CERDEC conducts largest Future Force C4ISR & Networking Technology Demonstration to date

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J.Aca,!"The U.S. Army will showcase more than 100 new and current technologies tested in the largest integrated exercise of its kind at Fort Dix, Aug. 5 Aca,!" 6, 2008.

  • AMC pilot program identifies, tracks contractors

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker Aca,!" or SPOT Aca,!" may soon make access for contractors to American installations easier.

  • Garrison's New Commander Steps Up to the Plate

    Aug 1, 2008

    Col. Bob Pastorelli was ready to get started with his new job. The incoming commander of the Garrison sat down with executive assistant Wendy Mitchell to discuss his schedule. Five days later, on July 29, he would succeed Col. John Olshefski in a ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium. Olshefski retired with 27 years service. Aca,!A"And do you do PT (physical training) in the mornings'Aca,!A? Mitchell asked. Aca,!A"WeAca,!a,,cll see how it works,Aca,!A? Pastorelli replied. Aca,!A"Trying to do PT at lunchtime is not going to work.Aca,!A? Aca,!A"It isnAca,!a,,ct,Aca,!A? Mitchell agreed. Aca,!A"Not in this heat.Aca,!A? Welcome to the sunny South, Colonel.

  • AMC CSM visits National Training Center

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT IRWIN, Ca. -- The U.S. Army Materiel CommandAca,!a,,cs Command Sergeant Major visited the U.S. Army National Training Center here July 21 Aca,!" 24 to observe Soldiers who are training prior to deployment.

  • Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

    Aug 1, 2008

    A Huntsville woman facing a federal murder charge in a wreck that killed a man on Redstone Arsenal has pleaded not guilty in federal court. Valorie Kiel Cox, 35, entered the plea during an arraignment hearing before Magistrate Paul Greene in Birmingham, according to published reports. The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Lynwood Smith. State charges are also pending. Authorities say Cox and another woman were fleeing from Huntsville police May 30 when they raced through Gate 1 and crashed into a car, killing 39-year-old Darren Spurlock, a Marshall Space Flight Center employee. Redstone commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles announced Friday the results of the investigation into the May 30 incident in which two drug suspects in a vehicle fleeing local authorities unlawfully entered Gate 1 and caused the fatal wreck.

  • Soldiers provide feedback on new gear

    Aug 1, 2008

    Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y., recently visited the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center here to receive briefings on the latest developments in food, clothing, aerial delivery, shelters and individual equipment, and provide feedback to developers.

  • On-post housing opens to single Soldiers

    Aug 1, 2008

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.--Embracing the idea that every Soldier plays an important part in the Army Family, Fort Rucker's Picerne Military Housing recently opened all three Family housing neighborhoods to single Soldiers interested in living on post.

  • Drills prepare warriors for combat reality

    Aug 1, 2008

    AIT Soldiers train for urban combat at Fort Rucker's forward operating base.

  • U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM TAKES SILVER FOR OVERALL BEST COUNTRY

    Jul 31, 2008

    The U.S. Army Parachute Team's Female Style and Accuracy competitors took Silver in overall country for the 30th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championships in Slovakia.

  • Deseret sampling project successfully completed ahead of schedule

    Jul 31, 2008

    Workers at the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs Deseret Chemical Depot in UtahAca,!a,,cs Tooele County today completed a major secondary project, removing chemical agent samples for analysis and measuring solid materials from each of DCDAca,!a,,cs original stockpile of nearly 6,400 mustard agent-filled bulk containers.

  • 401st Army Field Support Brigade Aca,!" week in photos, July 21 Aca,!" 27, 2008

    Jul 30, 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.

  • Chemical Leak at Blue Grass Army Depot

    Jul 29, 2008

    Army officials confirmed today that a mobile laboratory conducting a routine weekly check of the ambient air inside one of the chemical agent storage igloos tested positive for the blister agent H (Mustard).

  • RRAD continues impressive Lean journey

    Jul 29, 2008

    RRAD receives three Shingo medallions for excellence in manufacturing.

  • Army civilians 'reset' ADAM air defense system

    Jul 29, 2008

    Tobyhanna Army Depot is a key player in the Reset and upgrade of systems central to air and missile defense in the tactical theater.

  • Dunwoody Confirmed as First Female Four-Star

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody as the first female U.S. Military four-star general.

  • Blue Platoon Forms Band of Brothers

    Jul 28, 2008

    With the sun rising in the background, Soldiers gather around each other, get down on a knee and begin their prayer. A tradition for the Soldiers, the prayer is said by someone new before the group heads out on a convoy mission into Baqubah, Iraq. They ask for safety and security so they can properly conduct their mission, and bring the Army one step closer to its goal -- provide a safe and secure nation for the people of Iraq.

  • Logistics Support for the Operational Army

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Logistics Support Activity does just what its name implies. LOGSA helps a multitude of other organizations work more efficiently by collecting, storing and organizing data. Aca,!A"We are the ArmyAca,!a,,cs single authoritative database for logistics,Aca,!A? commander Col. James Rentz said. Aca,!A"We do enterprise level analytics across the Army in many different spectrums -- supply, maintenance, distribution, transportation and finance. We take data from all of the standard Army management information systems.Aca,!A?

  • Clock ticking until new way of doing business

    Jul 28, 2008

    Kathy Harris and the other workers who filled the 650-seat Bob Jones Auditorium on July 16 now know the magnitude of the Logistics Modernization Program. LMP is about moving the Army supply system into the 21st century. This town hall meeting updated the Aviation and Missile Command work force on the coming change in business processes.

  • Soldier Gives Part of Himself to Help Friend

    Jul 28, 2008

    A Soldier expects his comrades to cover him on the battlefield, but what about once he gets home' For one Soldier, when a life threatening illness hit his best friend, time and distance didnAca,!a,,ct matter. Maj. Benjamin Johnson donated a kidney to Maj. Keith Elliott.

  • Mechanical arm attaches to vehicles for IED clearance

    Jul 28, 2008

    In Iraq, the Army is fighting a new kind of unconventional warfare. One characteristic of that is the use of improvised explosive devices by enemy insurgents.

  • Platform answers safety needs of mechanics

    Jul 28, 2008

    The days of repairing a five-ton vehicle while standing on its tires or lug nuts may soon be coming to an end.

  • Dunwoody Confirmed as First Female Four-Star

    Jul 28, 2008

    The Senate has confirmed Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody as the first female U.S. Military four-star general.

  • Truman's order still effects change at Watervliet

    Jul 25, 2008

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL - In the summer of 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 that forever changed race relations at the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal.

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