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  • Ordnance Museum move - The remains

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Photocopying military, CAC IDs a violation of federal law

    Oct 7, 2009

  • ARL hosts new laboratory groundbreaking at APG

    Oct 7, 2009

  • Changes to employee leave provisions benefit Soldiers, Family members

    Oct 7, 2009

  • RDECOM conducts staff ride to Saratoga

    Oct 7, 2009

    Research, Development and Engineering Command senior leaders conducted a staff ride to Saratoga National Battlefield in Stillwater, N.Y., on Sep. 29 in order to relate one of the most decisive battles during the American Revolution to the current conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Spotlight On Aviation Technology For Ground Support

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Army's aviation maintenance equipment is only as good as the Soldiers who use it to repair and maintain helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. So, it's not surprising that a four-day conference - the Aviation Ground Support Equipment User Conference - included plenty of opportunities for Soldiers to provide feedback on the aviation ground equipment they use in the field, and to learn about new and improved equipment designed to make their job more efficient and responsive in support of aviation missions in both peaceful and wartime environments. The conference, hosted by the product management office of Aviation Ground Support Equipment, brought about 300 Soldiers and Army civilians together with 50 vendors to the Von Braun Center Sept. 20-24 to discuss everything from maintenance software systems to battle damage assessment repair kits. The conference included presentations by PM AGSE and various other product management and project management offices related to AGSE. "PM AGSE is listening to what the Soldiers need," said Lt. Col. Russ Wygal, the AGSE product manager. "We're trying to be responsive to what the Soldiers need in the field. We want them to know that the input and feedback we've gotten from them in the past is actually benefitting them now in the products we are providing. "We listen. We take that information and we implement it to support the Soldier. We are all about making sure we support the Soldiers who are supporting aviation maintenance, and we are doing that with the right tools at the right time at the right place."

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Oct 5, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Team Opens Site In Utah

    Oct 5, 2009

    The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office on Sept. 23 officially opened its Rapid Integration and Acceptance Center at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, consolidating the testing of UAS payloads and technologies to allow for faster deployment to war fighters. Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby, program executive officer for aviation, paralleled the new RIAC operation with the Pony Express operations that took place across the neighboring Utah desert in 1860 and 1861. "In the same pioneering spirit those passionate and dedicated riders served their country, we serve our country and our war fighters today. The RIAC will allow us to serve our Soldiers faster," he said. Col. Greg Gonzalez, project manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also acknowledged service to the war fighter, noting that it is the Soldiers in combat who give his office its orders.

  • Global communications equipment moves closer to battle deployment

    Oct 2, 2009

  • Students Learn about Potential Careers through Adventures in Engineering Day

    Oct 2, 2009

    On Wednesday, Sept. 30, more than 200 high school students visited the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT) as part of the 9th Annual Adventures in Engineering Day.

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

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase a wide variety of advancements and emerging technologies in logistics and acquisition at the Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition at the Washington Convention Center Oct. 5-7.

  • Domestic Violence Extends Beyond Physical Abuse

    Oct 2, 2009

    Fort Monmouth Garrison Commander Col. Stephen Christian signs a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • ARRA: Defense Department announces Housing Assistance Program details

    Oct 2, 2009

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Housing Assistance Program, with $555 million boost from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  • TP4 - another way to 'keep it moving'

    Oct 1, 2009

    Facing what Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, called a tsunami of equipment to be returned to the United States, the 2nd Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade is doubling its capacity to return some high-priority equipment in a quick and cost effective manner to the warfighter faster.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • USACR/Safety Center launches Fall/Winter Safety Campaign

    Oct 1, 2009

    The 2009 U.S. Army Fall and Winter Safety Campaign reaffirms the Army's commitment to protecting our Band of Brothers and Sisters by urging all Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to prepare for cold weather activities through awareness, education and information.

  • AMC honored in Value Engineering

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Material Command and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command were honored for being exceptional examples of value engineering by SAVE International during a Congressional Education reception Sept. 17.

  • Chemical engineer awarded first ARDEC Science Fellowship

    Oct 1, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, commanding general of the Research, Development and Engineering Command, presented the first Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center Science Fellowship to ARDEC chemical engineer Thelma Manning during an ARDEC town-hall meeting here Aug. 31.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC named Army's best large lab second year in a row

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is the recipient of the Army's 2009 Large Development Laboratory Award officials here announced Sept. 2.

  • Innovations in lightweight, energy-independent sanitizing solutions wins Army R&D Award

    Sep 30, 2009

    Everyone has heard stories about the recent outbreaks of Salmonella in a variety of foods, such as peanut butter, tomatoes, fresh jalapenos and pistachios, and Escherichia coli in leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce or spinach. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables contribute to a healthy diet, but outbreaks as those mentioned above raise significant alarm among consumers and public health officials concerned with consumer safety, the safety of the food chain from agri-terrorist threats, and the safety of produce procured from host nations, where pesticides are less prevalent and hygiene standards are not as stringent as in the United States.

  • AAFES' "Match It Game" at Watervliet

    Sep 28, 2009

    During a recent visit to the Arsenal Post Exchange, Leon Williams led me on a journey that felt like an hour-long game show. For those of you who don't know Leon he has been the manager at the Watervliet Arsenal PX for about three years.

  • Arsenal's future is tied to its secrets

    Sep 28, 2009

    Given that the Arsenal is nearly 200 years old, there are bound to be a few ghosts and skeletons in the closet among the buildings that some date to 1828. In addition to ghosts and skeletons are secrets that some say are the key to the Arsenal's long-term survival, but are disappearing more and more every day.

  • Setting Example of Supporting Troops

    Sep 25, 2009

    When Rick Turner retires in November from his position as executive director of the Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity, he will be taking with him a reputation of excellence and commitment built during 33 years of civilian service. It is a reputation that will be recognized nationwide at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition in October when Turner is presented with the annual Department of the Army Civilian of the Year Award for outstanding service to the Army, its Soldiers, civilians and families. "I view this award as recognition of the Army value of selfless service. This award is recognition for the USATA team and the other folks at Redstone who support us," Turner said. "We have 61 different locations in 11 countries, in 26 states and on three different continents. We have great Americans working for us. They are truly supporting our customers, and I have the honor of representing them. This is a team of professionals - 90 percent of which are former Soldiers - who don't care who gets the credit as long as Soldiers get the support they need. That's what makes it easy to come to work every day." Similar to others who have received prestigious Army awards, Turner said he is "humbled" and "honored" to be chosen for the AUSA award from among thousands of dedicated DA civilians, and considers it a "great honor" to be recognized for the work that's being done by USATA employees in support of Soldiers "who raise their right hand to defend our nation and, possibly, give their life for it." He also sees the award as an opportunity to promote the work of USATA's 600 employees.

  • Picatinny employee to compete in World Ironman Competition finals in Hawaii

    Sep 25, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Ronald Wally, deputy director of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit here has qualifed for the World Ironman Competition finals in Kona, Hawaii.

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • Defense Acquisition University Offers Opportunities for APG Workforce

    Sep 24, 2009

    Defense Acquisition University students and Research, Development and Engineering Command senior leaders formally opened the newly renovated building that houses the DAU's Senior Service College in a ribbon cutting ceremony held Sep. 18.

  • R&D NCO's gather to strengthen their corps

    Sep 23, 2009

    Non-commissioned officers from the Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command gathered to strengthen their unity and focus during professional development training at the Communication-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Sep. 9-11.

  • Army's electronic warfare needs receive heightened emphasis

    Sep 23, 2009

    Protecting Soldiers from improvised explosive devices and providing them with an accurate and complete understating of their environment across the spectrum has brought about significant change in focus for the Army in the area of Electronic Warfare.

  • Interactive Training for Property Accountability

    Sep 23, 2009

    Discover information on distance learning (DL) courses and links to websites where Soldiers can take or order property accountability courses online.

  • UAHuntsville All-American serving her country and its Warfighters

    Sep 23, 2009

    Former All-American outfielder with the University of Alabama in Huntsville's softball team and the UAHuntsville 2006 Top Engineering Student is now a member of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center team serving her country and supporting Soldiers on the battlefield.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • AMC Equal Opportunity/ Equal Employment Opportunity Roundtable

    Sep 22, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command held the annual AMC Equal Opportunity/ Equal Employment Opportunity roundtable here Sept. 15-17.

  • RDECOM Facebook Page

    Sep 22, 2009

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • Warfighter support operation wins Knowledge Management award

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- A Web-based operation that is improving how Army units remain equipped and ready, Single Interface to the Field (SIF), received a top Army knowledge management (KM) award.

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • DoD SPOT Program, Winner of the 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Award

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Synchronized Pre-deployment and Operational Tracker, by the U.S. Department of Defense, won a 2009 Identity Deployment of the Year Award at the CSO magazine's Digital ID World conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 15, along with six other applications.

  • Security Assistance Command plants its flag

    Sep 16, 2009

    Quoting words of freedom spoken by President John Kennedy, the new commander of the Army Security Assistance Command said the nation's sacrifices during the past eight years have proven that Americans stand for freedom throughout the world.

  • Picatinny's ARDEC named Army's best large development laboratory for the second year in a

    Sep 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is the recipient of the Army's 2009 Large Development Laboratory Award officials here announced Sept. 2.

  • Yes, Watervliet, there is such a thing as a free ride

    Sep 15, 2009

    Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce may believe there is no such thing as a free lunch, some have found that by going "green" there is such a thing as a free ride. No, the Arsenal workforce is not participating in a television realty show that would have them pimp their rides. But what a few energy conscious wonderers have found is that the federal and New York state governments will pay for their transportation to and from work.

  • Picatinny officials unveil packaging design, prototype lab

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - They've been subjected to intense pressure. They've been exposed to extreme heat and cold and are still expected to perform up to Army standards. They've been bounced around and dropped to the ground, all for the sake of the mission.

  • Picatinny Frog Falls Aquatic Park celebrates 10 years

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - More than 400 Picatinny Arsenal and Rockaway Township officials and residents gathered here at sunset the evening of Aug. 24 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the installation's "Frog Falls" water park.

  • Picatinny employees receive Army Research and Development Achievement Awards

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Twenty Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center employees received 2009 Army Research and Development Achievement Awards. The RDA award is the Army's top award for research and development.

  • Picatinny engineers visit Orange County Choppers shop

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A group of approximately 15 Picatinny engineers and Soldiers visited the world-renown Orange County Choppers custom motorcycle manufacturing shop in Newburgh, N.Y., Aug. 28.

  • Picatinny employees recognized among Army's top-ten inventors for 2008

    Sep 14, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Four Picatinny weapons-development teams have been acknowledged for their superb work by being recognized with spots in the 2008 Army Greatest Inventions of the Year Awards, the commander of the Army Materiel Command recently announced.

  • USASAC Assumption of Command

    Sep 11, 2009

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's assumption of command ceremony took place at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Redstone Arsenal, Sept. 11. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, hosted the ceremony. Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker assumed command from Richard G. Alpaugh, executive director, who will now serve as Tucker's deputy. By the end of fiscal year 2009, USASAC will have all eligible personnel and functions moved to Redstone Arsenal - a full two years ahead of the BRAC requirement.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • TOW System Upgrade Goes To Troops In Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2009

    A team from Close Combat Weapons Systems Project Office has returned from Afghanistan after a mission to field the latest capabilities to war fighters using Tube-launched Optically tracked Wire-to-command missiles. The team delivered Improved Target Acquisition Systems that incorporate Far Target Location capability that allows gunners to determine accurately the position of enemy threats well beyond traditional engagement ranges. The ITAS Far Target Locator Fielding Team consisted of Maj. James Stepien, APM, ITAS fielding for the TOW weapon support division, Close Combat Weapons Systems, PEO Missiles and Space; Jason Morris, government engineer; Greg Mattson, contractor logistician; and Kevin Beck, a Raytheon field service representative. The team spent nearly two-and-a-half months in theater from January to March, including a two-week reconnaissance trip in December.

  • AMSC launches 2nd Annual Excellence in Education Award Program

    Sep 11, 2009

    Army Management Staff College (AMSC) is seeking Army organizations to apply for the 2009 Excellence in Education (EIE) Award.

  • RDECOM holds 9/11 Memorial Service

    Sep 11, 2009

    Command Sergeant Major Carl O. Campbell, 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Army Sustainment Command, addresses the audience during the 9/11 Memorial Service at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Encrypted key distribution over SIPR unlocks lifesaving capability

    Sep 10, 2009

    To avoid having to physically courier electronic encryption data known as encrypted key across the battlefield, Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T) has developed a new capability to send it electronically over the Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET).

  • Special project oversees orderly drawdown from Iraq

    Sep 10, 2009

    In line with the current agreement to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2011, the Communications and Electronics Command's Life Cycle Management Command, has stood up a drawdown Special Project Office to coordinate a successful drawdown of a vast amount of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment fielded in Iraq over the past six years.

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker to assume Command of USASAC

    Sep 10, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker, program manager for the Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, will assume command of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command from Executive Director Richard Alpaugh in a ceremony at the Bob Jones Auditorium here, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

  • Retired APG NCO receives national award

    Sep 10, 2009

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • And the Winner is: RRAD named recipient of the Robert T. Mason Award

    Sep 8, 2009

    RRAD awarded Robert T. Mason Award for second time.

  • New bipod tested for shooting stability

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab evaluated handling of a lightweight adjustable bipod for the M-240 B medium machine gun Aug. 24-28, to determine whether the new attachment provides an effective platform for stable fire.

  • Study points to fats, carbs as 'brain food'

    Sep 3, 2009

    A high-fat diet, at least for a few days, could enhance mental performance, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.

  • Hellfire Missile Version Ready for Prime Time

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Joint Attack Munition Systems Project Office's Hellfire Product Office team has conducted its final two test shots for the Extended Range/Multipurpose unmanned aircraft systems variant of the Hellfire missile. The test shots, on June 16 at China Lake, Calif., proved the software design is now ready for the ERMP live firings schedule in the fall and Limited User Test in spring 2010.

  • 'Fallen Angel' Pilot Survives with Aid of Army Technology

    Sep 3, 2009

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Burrows is a survivor thanks to the technology the Army put at his fingertips while serving as a Kiowa Warrior standardization pilot in Iraq. And most of the technology Burrows relied on while evading terrorists who were aiming to kill him and his co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Steven Cianfrini, was developed and fielded by the Program Executive Office-Soldier. "My job (for the 17th Cavalry Regiment's Troop 2, 3rd Squadron) was to ensure aircrews were trained and had the proper equipment so they could bring themselves back home safely from a mission," Burrows said during a presentation at the Aviation Life Support Equipment Users Conference at the Von Braun Center on Aug. 25. Little did he know as the senior pilot for Task Force Viper that he would use that training and equipment to save himself and Cianfrini.

  • Army Jobs Prove Popular at Career Expo

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Army was the standout employer at the Aug. 24 career expo at the Von Braun Center South Hall. Judging from the lines of unemployed and underemployed candidates waiting to talk to an Army representative, Janice Hunt of Aviation and Missile Command Human Resources said The Huntsville Times Mega Career Expo was a "huge success." "We got a lot of good qualified candidates," Hunt said. "AMCOM will be able to make probably several selections from the resumes we collected." Besides AMCOM, Army participants in the career expo included the Army Materiel Command, Lead AMC Integration Support Office, Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Army Contracting Command and Army Expeditionary Contracting Command.

  • Defense Ammunition Center Wins Army Knowledge Management Award

    Sep 3, 2009

    Know. Share. Win. is the motto for the Army CIO/G6, headquarters staff proponent for the Army Knowledge Management Awards Program (AKMA). The Defense Ammunition Center, was of one of only ten organizations within the Department of Army, awarded by the Army CIO/G6 for excelling in knowledge management.

  • ASC holds change of command ceremony

    Sep 2, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine became commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at a ceremony held here today.

  • Gen. Dempsey says Army altering training for wars

    Sep 2, 2009

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, said Tuesday the Army is training for and fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in a vastly different way than it did during the initial days of the conflicts.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • MilWiki receives Army's top knowledge management honor

    Sep 1, 2009

    Since its inception more than a year ago, milWiki has surpassed more than 37,000 users, 10,000 pages, and 4,000 individual articles and remains under pilot to become a centralized point for updating Army field manual doctrine. Now, it is the recipient of the top Army award for knowledge management.

  • SOUTHCOM family visits Elmo

    Sep 1, 2009

    A U.S. Southern Command family travelled to the Big Apple recently to participate in the filming of "Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times" a Sesame Street special premiering on PBS Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. The special will be hosted by Al Roker, Deborah Roberts of ABC's 20/20 and Elmo. It aims to help families with children, age two to eight, experiencing difficult economic circumstances. It offers strategies and tips that can lead to positive outcomes for their children's physical and emotional well-being during this tough economic climate. TSgt Brandon Van Walraven, an intelligence analyst with SOUTHCOM, was interviewed with his family at their home in South Florida and finished up on the set of Sesame Street in New York City. The show focuses on the financial challenges - and solutions - of the four families invited, plus Elmo's family. "When we moved here, we experienced some severe financial difficulties," Van Walraven said. "We had to borrow money from family for rent and had other money tied up. We had depleted all of our savings and were living paycheck to paycheck." The special focuses on tough economic times, but the message applies to any difficult situation, said Van Walraven. "In the military, the meaning has an even wider context because we go through things that other families do not," Van Walraven said.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 31, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Watervliet Arsenal kids hit the jackpot

    Aug 31, 2009

    Just when you think you have had it tough, try coming in each day to a schedule of playing soccer, swimming, or visiting the Bronx Zoo. Well, that was the tough, difficult challenge for about 25 kids who participated in this year's Watervliet Arsenal summer camp program in July and August. Today, the camp completes another successful summer providing Arsenal families a safe alternative while school is out.

  • Son of Sputnik Builder Visits Explorer Birthplace

    Aug 28, 2009

    Dr. Mike Gruntman, professor of astronautics at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California, stopped by for a brief visit to the Office of the Command Historian on Aug. 17. Gruntman partnered with the office a few years ago. He was looking for historical footage of the Army's early pioneering efforts in space for his lectures. Mike Baker, AMCOM's command historian, jumped at the opportunity. "Who better than one of the world's eminent physicists and early space experts to help spread our story'" Baker said.

  • SPOT Program Receives 2009 Computerworld Award

    Aug 28, 2009

    The Department of Defense's Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker, or SPOT, was selected as the 2009 Government Winner of the 21st Century Achievement Award by Computerworld Honors Program.

  • Army 'ready' anytime, anywhere

    Aug 28, 2009

  • Fort Benning tests new M-8 bandoleer

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the Maneuver Battle Lab's experimentation force tossed around the current M-8 bandoleer and a candidate replacement version during a weeklong assessment on Fort Benning.

  • Last of Large-Scale BRAC Footprint Becomes Reality

    Aug 27, 2009

    It's official - ground has been broken for the last of the large-scale, BRAC-related construction projects coming to Redstone Arsenal. Arsenal and community officials gathered Friday under a tent adjacent to the Redstone Flying Activity at the airfield to break ground for a $46.5 million building project that includes the Rotary Wing Center Hangar Facility and the Redstone Test Center's new headquarters buildings. The hangar facility will be located at the airfield while the RTC headquarters will be in front of building 4500 on Martin Road. The groundbreaking, combined with Thursday's merger of the Redstone Technical Test Center and the Aviation Technical Test Center, "is truly a milestone event in the life of Redstone Arsenal, the Army and the state of Alabama," said Col. Steven Kihara, the new commander of RTC. "The official merger completely changes the face of aviation and missile testing and evaluation. The critical expertise to test and qualify now resides co-located with customers."

  • Soldiers try to maintain 'cool' during Battle Lab experiment

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army is looking at ways to keep Soldiers cooler in the desert and reduce the number of heat-related illnesses within the ranks.

  • Testing Community Enters New Era

    Aug 27, 2009

    Two Army organizations - each known for their long history of technical expertise, customer service and war fighter support - officially merged to become the Redstone Test Center in a ceremony Thursday that brought together the best the Army has to offer in testing and evaluation capabilities. The ceremony, which included the casing of the flag of the Redstone Technical Test Center, the activation of the Redstone Test Center and the assumption of command of RTC by Col. Steven Kihara, was an historic event mandated by the 2005 BRAC recommendations and reflective of Team Redstone's growing profile as the Army's center for missile, sensor and aviation testing and evaluation. "We're here today to celebrate change," said James Johnson, director of the Army Developmental Test Command.

  • 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition Brings Together Industry, Military,

    Aug 26, 2009

    The 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition took place in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 17-20. With nearly 6,000 attendees, exhibitors, and visitors, the SMD Conference is one of the largest of its kind. The four-day conference included a variety of Joint speakers, international panel emphasis, author presentations, and multiple halls full of technology demonstrations at industry, government, and academic exhibits.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Aug 26, 2009

    In the middle of a two-week command post exercise at Camp Zama, a group of 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldiers, based out of Fort Shafter, Hawaii, took a break to enjoy the ancient culture of Japan.

  • CERDEC labs set sights on 'Smart' technology for the Warfighter; Part II: Spectrum Managem

    Aug 25, 2009

    A 'smart' radio knows which radio frequencies are vacant, temporarily unoccupied, or occupied and acutely bounces from one to the other providing seamless, efficient communication for Soldiers in the battlefield.

  • Global Network Enterprise Construct to Restore Balance on the Network

    Aug 25, 2009

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Through the Global Network Enterprise Construct (GNEC), the objective is to restore balance on the Army's network in parallel with the Chief of Staff of the Army's goal to restore balance throughout the Army, according to Lt. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sorenson.

  • U.S. Army Commander in Europe: We have to build alliances

    Aug 25, 2009

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- During the opening speech of the LandWarNet 2009 conference, Gen. Carter F. Ham harked back to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and drew parallels between it and walls that exist in the governance of the Army's network.

  • Army Research Lab educates hundreds of students during GEMS summer camps

    Aug 24, 2009

    Hundreds of middle and high school students were exposed to world-class laboratories and scientific experiments during the Army Research Laboratory's Gains in the Advancement of Mathematics and Science programs this summer.

  • Army Capstone Concept balances winning today's wars with preparing for future conflict

    Aug 24, 2009

    "We have to be able to defeat the enemy, conduct security operations, and also conduct a broad range of activities while conducting stability operations - and be able to transition continuously across the spectrum of offensive, defensive, stability and civil-support operations." said Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center's Concepts Development and Experimentation Directorate.

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • BenAfAt Laboratories' line of sight goes beyond cannon

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Army's BenAfAt Laboratories conducted in Albany Thursday its first Black Silicon symposium that was attended by more than 20 representatives from such institutions as Harvard, MIT, RPI, and the Army Research Laboratories. BenAfAt is well known for its work at the Watervliet Arsenal in research, development, and prototype production of large caliber weapon systems. What most people don't know, however, is that much of BenAfAt's research for cannon and tank development also enhances capability for a variety of Soldier systems, from infrared devices to stereo lithographic modeling.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Whatever age, whatever sport, protect the eyes

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Birdies flock to Ruggles for charity invitational

    Aug 24, 2009

  • AUSA picnic hosts 90 Soldiers

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • General Officers on Target in Missile Firing

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large crowd gathered Aug. 10 to witness the star-studded firing of two Javelin missiles. AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles and program executive officer for missiles and space Brig. Gen. Genaro Dellarocco each fired a Javelin missile as part of the normally scheduled Javelin Stockpile Reliability Program testing. The general officers demonstrated confidence in not only the Javelin weapon system and training program, but also the SRP. The Javelin SRP was designed to provide the data needed to assure the Javelin missile maintains the expected performance, reliability and safety for the duration of its use in the field.

  • Black Hawk Helicopter Headed for the Border

    Aug 21, 2009

    The two members of the official party exchanged handshakes and passed the log book and keys between them. This moment signified the official transfer of a UH-60M from the Utility Helicopter Project Office to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency. The delivery marked the first UH-60M aircraft to enter service for the CBP which currently utilizes UH-60A aircraft to protect this nation's borders. The CBP will take delivery of four UH-60M aircraft by July 2010. This state-of-the-art helicopter will allow the CBP to modernize its rotary wing fleet and better achieve its agency mission requirements. The aircraft will be used to provide mobility and communication for CBP agents along the United States borders and between official ports of entry.

  • Huntsville Native Joins Senior Executive Service

    Aug 21, 2009

    Family, friends, colleagues and fellow members of Team Redstone gathered in Bob Jones Auditorium to share in the experience and bear witness as Steve Cornelius, associate director for missile development at Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, was sworn in as a member of the Senior Executive Service. Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, who officiated the ceremony, spoke of Cornelius' selection to the SES, and his dedication to Team Redstone and, most important, to the Soldier. "We got it right with this guy. I've been doing this thing in the Army for about 34 years and every once in a while I know what right looks like. It's about building a team and being able to make things better. It's about what we can do for others. This guy is made of gold. His heart is huge. These are the type of people we want to sustain the great work force that we have now and actually take it to the next level," Myles said.

  • AMSC opens registration for FY10 Civilian Education System classes

    Aug 20, 2009

    The staff and faculty at Army Management Staff College are eager to welcome Army and other Department of Defense civilian leaders into the Civilian Education System program this upcoming fiscal year.

  • Graduates rave about Army Civilian Education System program

    Aug 20, 2009

    Army Management Staff College graduated a combined total of 107 students from its Intermediate course (IC) and Continuing Education for Senior Leaders (CESL) program recently. Of the total, 29 students graduated from the senior leader program and 78 graduated from the Intermediate Course at ceremonies held in their honor. Although the classes are different, all students had at least one thing in common--they took time away from their home stations to invest in their development as leaders. The graduates raved about the courses.

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