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  • 'I've Loved Wearing This Uniform'

    Feb 5, 2016

    ARAB, Ala. -- During a Jan. 27 presentation on leadership and the military experience at Arab High School, Aviation and Missile Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela easily took on questions ranging from his favorite job -- door gunner -- to why he joined the Army -- he liked the camo uniform -- from the school's 60 JROTC cadets. But, when he was asked about the hardest decision he ever had to make, Vela had to pause for a moment before he answered.

  • AMCOM's Senior Enlisted Soldier Gives Lessons On Army Aviation

    Jan 27, 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- They are a symbol of the nation's military strength -- fast, powerful, threatening and, when needed, deadly. But helicopters are much more than that to the Army aviators who fly them both in peacetime and at war. hat was the message Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela of the Aviation and Missile Command took to the classroom Jan. 19 when he spoke to advanced science students at Challenger Middle School who are studying a curriculum on Flight and Space. He was invited to speak to the students by teacher Barbara Hunt.

  • AMCOM Employees Launch Weight-Loss Campaign

    Jan 27, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Employees with the Aviation and Missile Command are taking aim at weight loss. During the next few months, participants in AMCOM's Scale Back Alabama initiative will team up with a partner, chart out a weight loss strategy and take on the challenge of losing weight. It's all about working to build a healthier and stronger workforce.

  • CCAD Offers Pathways to Career Experience with Government Internship Program

    Jan 26, 2016

    Several summer internships for college students are creating Pathways for professional development in the public sector at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. The Army Pathways Internship Program allows students to be exposed to the work of the Government through Federal internships while pursuing their degree. CCAD is taking applications for summer interns in the areas of Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Financial Management and Business Management.

  • PEO Missiles and Space Changes Leadership

    Jan 26, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There were plenty of reasons to honor Army tradition on Jan. 20 as employees of the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space joined with military and community leaders at a change of charter ceremony to say farewell to a beloved and respected two-star general and to welcome an equally esteemed civilian engineer as their new leader.

  • Its 55 Years And Counting For AMCOM Leader Who Loves Numbers

    Jan 20, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All his life, Mark Barkley has been fascinated with numbers. Now, the mathematical tables have turned and the numbers that Barkley represents are climbing to fascinating heights.

  • Operation Desert Storm Remembered By Those Who Served

    Jan 20, 2016

    January 17, 2016, marks a milestone in our nation's military history. Twenty five years ago, Operation Desert Storm began in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, with the U.S. leading a U.N.-authorized coalition force of 34 nations against Iraq. Prior to Operation Desert Storm, the U.S. led a nearly six-month build-up of weapon systems in Southwest Asia that began immediately following the invasion of Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1991. That effort is known as Operation Desert Shield.

  • Selma's First Black Mayor To Speak At Team Redstone Observance

    Jan 15, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- James Perkins Jr. -- one of Alabama's most influential elected leaders whose work for civil rights and equality heralds back to the 1960s -- will speak at Team Redstone's observance of Martin Luther King Day. The observance is set for Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. in the Sparkman Center's Bob Jones Auditorium. All Team Redstone employees are invited to this observance.

  • Redstone Missiles Light Up Anniversary Of Operation Desert Storm

    Jan 13, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the U.S., Operation Desert Storm was a war won before it ever started.

  • Army Aviation's Top Logistician Turns In White Boards For Retirement

    Jan 4, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Throughout his civilian days with the Army, John Jensen's career compass has been anchored in the Navy. A seven-year active duty Navy veteran, Jensen routinely measured his civilian success by comparing it to the progression of a Naval officer. It's safe to say his career as an Army civilian always stacked up well in the comparison.

  • AMCOM employees team up to make difference for Soldiers

    Dec 16, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From the technology it maintains on helicopters to the missiles it sustains in theater and at home, the Aviation and Missile Command had a banner year in 2015.

  • Collaboration contributes to millions in cost reductions

    Dec 11, 2015

    Collaboration across Team Redstone led to savings and cost avoidance of $154.5 million in fiscal 2015.

  • Leader Graduation Launches Second Decade Of Building Bench

    Dec 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A year filled with team projects, ethics discussions, personality assessments, mentoring meetings, professional challenges and briefings have come to a close for a group of Redstone Arsenal employees who committed themselves to building their leadership skills.

  • 37-Year Career Ends With Promise Of New Horizons

    Dec 8, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Horses, goats, a 67-acre farm and a growing weekend hobby as a track-and-field official have tipped the scales toward retirement for Aviation and Missile Command Operational Safety division chief Bryan Lorge.

  • AMCOM employee receives highest award from aviation association

    Dec 8, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's not every day that an Aviation and Missile Command employee gets recognized by the Army Aviation Association of America with an Order of St. Michael Award. So when two employees -- Ed Iannone and J.D. Webster, both of AMCOM's Aviation Logistics Center -- received the honor recently during the same ceremony, it was a banner day within the halls of AMCOM headquarters.

  • Surprise Award Recognizes Years Of Aviation Service

    Dec 8, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- J.D. Webster hadn't planned on getting an award when he signed up to be the presenter during Ed Iannone's award ceremony. But, other people's plans have a way of surprising us.

  • Tuskegee Airmen History Inspires Redstone Worker

    Dec 8, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An encounter with his daughter's adviser at Stetson University introduced Redstone Arsenal contractor Louis Eyermann to a part of U.S. history that helped break down barriers for minorities both in the military and in American society.

  • LIFT Makes 10-Year Mark For Developing Redstone's Future Leaders

    Dec 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Ten years ago, the Aviation and Missile Command put in place a leadership development program that has become a stepping stone for future leaders throughout Redstone Arsenal.

  • Longtime Engineer Steers Toward Retirement

    Dec 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- White water rafting, traveling, visiting relatives and making a difference in his community -- all are part of the "bucket list" that David Branham, director of the Aviation and Missile Command's G4 (Logistics), has compiled for retirement. Now, with retirement just a few short weeks away, Branham's bucket list will soon be reality.

  • Cherokee Leader Shares Message For Future

    Dec 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Listen to each other. Understand each other. Forgive each other. That was the simple message brought to Team Redstone employees by Gina Williams, the principal chief for the United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation during the National American Indian Heritage Month observance at the Sparkman Center's Bob Jones Auditorium on Nov. 24.

  • Beliefs of Native American Indians Influence Nation's Culture

    Dec 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone's National American Indian Heritage Month observance on Nov. 24 is one of many such ethnic observances held monthly to educate employees to the contributions different cultures bring to the nation.

  • Jensen Becomes Repeat Honoree For Logistics Excellence

    Nov 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The more than 100 attendees cheered when John Jensen's name was announced during an awards luncheon on Nov. 19 at The Overlook. After all he was a two-time winner. Jensen won the Management/Executive Award at the 24th annual Ernest A. Young Logistics Achievement Award ceremony. In 2002 he won the Professional/Technical Award.

  • AMCOM Zeroes In On Readiness To Move Aviation Forward

    Nov 24, 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- As the nation's defense budget draws down and the number of U.S. troops deployed declines, the Aviation and Missile Command's focus remains on ensuring Soldier readiness for any contingency operation. And, to succeed in that focus, AMCOM and its life cycle management partners must view readiness as a team sport, said AMCOM's commander Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson.

  • Special Maids Have Long History Of Service To Redstone Generals

    Nov 24, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's nothing like longevity to build experience -- and friendship. And that's quite evident when talking to two of the Aviation and Missile Command's longest serving employees working in command headquarters on the fifth floor of Redstone Arsenal's Sparkman Center building 5300.

  • AMCOM Sets New Benchmark With Security Inspection

    Nov 24, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Aviation and Missile Command achieved a benchmark rating during its bi-annual Intelligence and Security Program Inspection by security representatives of its senior command, the Army Materiel Command.

  • AMCOM Soldiers Share Thoughts On Veterans Day

    Nov 16, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Family legacy. Opportunity. Helping others. Those were the themes shared with more than 600 7th and 8th grade students at Buckhorn Middle School on Nov. 9 when Soldiers from the Aviation and Missile Command spoke about what it means to serve in the military. Beginning with AMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela and Maj. Jennifer Guerrero, the day of presentations included stories of heroism, duty and selfless sacrifice along with a bit of Army culture.

  • 'Photo Bombing Dog' Gives AMCOM Family National Spotlight

    Nov 12, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The cat finally got one up on the dog. Yet, in the process, the dog gave his owners a free trip to Los Angeles, the experience of being on live television, and a chance at the big win of $100,000.

  • AMCOM Welcomes Air Defenders To Missile Enterprise

    Nov 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Soldiers from the Army's most deployed branch -- air defense artillery -- came together at Aviation and Missile Command headquarters Oct. 27-28 for the chance to learn and network during the annual AMCOM 101 for Missiles.

  • Commitment To Soldier Readiness Needed To Move Forward

    Nov 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's best can only get better if today's Soldiers commit themselves to the top priority -- Soldier readiness -- as set out by the Army's chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said one of the Army's three-star generals.

  • AMCOM's New First Sergeant Sets Example

    Nov 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- To the everyday observer, it may look as though First Sgt. Lee Dalton's tinkering around with an old Harley Davidson motorcycle in his garage in the evenings and on weekends is a hobby, a pleasurable pastime for this dad, husband and Soldier. And it is. But it's also so much more.

  • AMCOM First Sergeant Honored For Leadership

    Nov 4, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Confidence and the ability to keep an open mind when considering solutions to a problem -- those are the marks of a successful first sergeant. And on Oct. 23, as First Sgt. Joe Thomas retired with 22 years of service during a ceremony at Heiser Hall, those words were used to describe his abilities to lead Soldiers for the Aviation and Missile Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Co.

  • AMCOM Leads Successful Mission To De-Tank Old Missiles

    Oct 28, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A cross-functional team led by the Aviation and Missile Command was honored on Oct. 20 during a ceremony recognizing the successful disassembly and de-tanking of 27 Lance missiles stored on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Passion For Castles Takes AMCOM Historian On Quest

    Oct 28, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There are times for every historian when the stories of the past seem to come alive. For Russ Rodgers, those times often happen when he is visiting a castle. The Aviation and Missile Command historian has a passion for a great many historical eras and artifacts. But, no interest runs deeper than his curiosity about the ancient castles and castle ruins that grace the countryside of Bavaria, a state in southeastern Germany.

  • Flinn Vowed To Serve Others

    Oct 21, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army Materiel Command Hall of Fame inductee Jim Flinn knows what happens when the Army's missile systems are tested under fire.

  • AMCOM Employees Lead The Way To Audit Readiness

    Oct 21, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In fiscal 2017, the Army will undergo a system-wide financial audit, with all of its commands, activities and units being audited by independent auditors to ensure the Army's financial statements accurately report its current and long-term financial condition. And the Aviation and Missile Command will be ready.

  • Strong Ties Of Trust Bind Allies Buying U.S. Weapons

    Oct 14, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Delivering U.S. aviation and missile systems to allied countries goes well beyond packing and shipping.

  • AMC provides fundamental component for Army readiness

    Oct 14, 2015

    Readiness is the Army's top priority, according to the new Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and it is Army Materiel Command's sole focus as the provider of the critical materiel required, said the command's top leader. AMC Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via addressed the organization's indispensable role as the premier provider of Army and Joint readiness to more than 300 chapter presidents and members at the Association of the United States Army's Presidents Dinner Oct. 11.

  • 'Patriot Smart' Delivered To Air Defenders In Support Of Mission

    Oct 14, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The stamp of experience -- the "Patriot Smart" -- is part of the package that goes along with every Patriot missile system Logistics Assistance Representative who interfaces with air defense Soldiers on behalf of the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • 'Long Path of Service' Recognized During Promotion Ceremony

    Oct 7, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Words of appreciation were the language of the day for one of the Army's newest colonels following his promotion ceremony on Sept. 29.

  • AMCOM Public Affairs Recognized For Support To Command Mission

    Oct 7, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Aviation and Missile Command's Public Affairs team knows what it takes to publicize an event involving Soldiers and civilians from across the command.

  • Intern Program Shows Pathway To Federal Opportunities

    Oct 7, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For a handful of young employees across the Aviation and Missile Command the summer and early fall of 2015 will be remembered for what it offered in the way of employment and employee experiences.

  • Aviation Officer Joins Team Leading AMCOM Mission

    Sep 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Networking connections are good to have -- even when you are an Army officer. And Col. Todd Royar had a connection at the Aviation and Missile Command long before he became its chief of staff.

  • AMCOM Arms Employees With Ideas For Encouraing Innovation

    Sep 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Innovation -- whether in a corporate setting, a non-profit entity or a government organization -- adds value when it is viewed as a sustaining force of creativity that drives the mission forward.

  • Employees Move Up Career Ladder With Advice From Leaders

    Sep 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Seeking out career opportunities and promotions are always in the realm of possibility within the Aviation and Missile Command's Logistics Center.

  • AMCOM Teambuilding Strategy Has Running Start

    Sep 23, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There is nothing better to bring a team together than a swift 5K run. The teamwork skills needed for success -- planning, organizing, persistence, communication, time management, to name a few -- gel pretty quickly when the goal is only a few short weeks away.

  • Team Shares Leadership Lessons Learned

    Sep 23, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Leaders must have teams to lead, so it was natural for the iLIFT class to focus on how different leadership traits affect teams, and on how to build strong teams that can have a positive impact on the mission.

  • Aviation, missile community host open dialogue forum for industry leaders

    Sep 16, 2015

    DAU and AMRDEC provided a forum with local Industry to exchange information about the evolution of the Department of Defense's Better Buying Power 3.0 Guidance.

  • AMCOM First Sergeant Retiring In 'Awesome' Community

    Sep 16, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It wasn't long after arriving at Redstone Arsenal that First Sgt. Joe Thomas began considering the local area as a good place to settle his family.

  • AMCOM Deputy Committed To Principles Of Civilian Creed

    Sep 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the new deputy commander for the Aviation and Missile Command, Bill Marriott's expectations of the organization's 8,000-plus employees can be summed up in a creed that should be familiar to every Army employee.

  • National program provides employment for wounded warriors

    Sep 10, 2015

    From the war zone to the workplace, the nation's wounded warriors are ready to serve. They did so, first, on the battlefield, where they suffered the physical or mental damage caused by war. Now, they are looking for ways to serve their nation in the workforce.

  • Multi-Mission Launcher Delivery Ceremony

    Sep 2, 2015

    The Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center will transfer the first prototype of the Multi-Mission Launcher to Program Executive Office, Missiles and Space at a ceremony Sept. 3 at 9 a.m. at the Arsenal.

  • Protection Day Delivers Safety Education Outing

    Sep 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- What kind of event can bring Coast Guard boats, explosive ordnance robots, search and rescue dogs, ham radio operators, MedFlight, a climbing rock wall, drones, Huntsville Utilities live wire demonstrations and face painting together all in one place on Thursday?

  • AMCOM Brings 'Who's Who' In Army Aviation To Redstone

    Aug 31, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From Alaska to Connecticut, from Georgia to Washington, from Kentucky to Arizona, aviators and aviation maintenance Soldiers from across the Army converged at Redstone Arsenal last week for the Aviation and Missile Command's AMCOM 101 for Aviation.

  • Army Four-Star Commends Aviation Contribution To War Fighters

    Aug 31, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army leadership views events like last week's AMCOM 101 as an investment -- an investment for the Army as it provides professional and technical development for its Soldiers, an investment for the Aviation and Missile Command as it shares its knowledge base and resources with Soldiers, and an investment for the Soldiers who are not only learning about Army policy and technology but also getting a chance to network and view capabilities.

  • Staff Sergeant Makes Razor Sharp Impression

    Aug 26, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A shift in Army aviation strategy has led Staff Sgt. Brody Rasor to make a change in his military occupational specialty mid-way through his career.

  • LAR of Year delivers 'care factor' in work with aviation Soldiers

    Aug 25, 2015

    Mr. Joe Peca, LAR of the Year, believes his success as an Aviation and Missile Command Logistics Assistance Representative comes down to one thing -- the "care factor" that he brings to the job. Every day on the job, Peca combines his involvement and dedication of 22 years of aviation maintenance experience with the strength of the AMCOM team at Redstone Arsenal to make a difference for Soldiers and for Army aviation as a whole.

  • AMCOM gains experience of LAR employees with Soldier backgrounds

    Aug 18, 2015

    Shawn Spoon carries his qualifications with him wherever he goes as an Aviation and Missile Command Logistics Assistance Representative. Along with tools and equipment, he takes with him 30 years of experience as a technician on UH-60 Black Hawk and OH-58D Kiowa helicopters. That experience was born and bred during his years a Soldier, and then continued as a contractor. In 2009, he brought his experience to the AMCOM LAR program.

  • Redstone missiles take spotlight in war of 25 years ago

    Aug 17, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Twenty-five years ago this month, the U.S. embarked on a war deployment that showed the world its military strength. Operation Desert Shield, and consequently Operation Desert Storm, became the largest deployment and subsequent combat use of Army missile technology in U.S. history.

  • Chaplains Valued For Their Service As Moral Compass

    Aug 12, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Speaking from an Army leader's point of view, retired Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury told a group of Army Materiel Command chaplains on Aug. 5 that they must be the moral compass for their units, and lead the way for Soldiers in the spirit of acceptance and inclusion.

  • Optimizing safety in flight takes AMCOM employee on career high

    Aug 11, 2015

    Clarence Reynolds has deployed six times as an Aviation and Missile Command Logistics Assistance Representative. But, returning home safely is the most gratifying accomplishment for him. "It's all important to me -- the daily contact with our Soldiers and contractor work force; seeing the expression on a Soldier's face, either young or old, as you help them understand or repair something on the helicopter; the team work. But, the best result is always watching and seeing your aircraft and its crew return home safely after the mission is completed," Reynolds said.

  • Acquisition key topic at AMC, ASA(AL&T) town hall

    Aug 6, 2015

    Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, and Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, held a town hall for AMC and ASA (AL&T) employees personnel during a visit to the Rock Island Arsenal, July 9.

  • New Colonel Pledges To Lead As 'Humble Servant'

    Aug 6, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With every assignment and promotion, Col. Andrew Gignilliat has worked to approach his tasks with the "humble servant leadership" philosophy once spoken to him by his commanding officer.

  • 'I Want To Help Soldiers So They Can Focus On Their Job'

    Aug 5, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With his welcoming smile and can-do attitude, it's easy to see that Maj. Curt Schultheis is happy to serve as the commander of the Aviation and Missile Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

  • General Officers Show Appreciation At Promotion Ceremony

    Aug 5, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Chris Colbert had the privilege of having not one, but two general officers at his promotion ceremony Aug. 3 at the Aviation and Missile Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal.

  • 50 Years and counting

    Aug 5, 2015

    Johnny Head, of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, is recognized for 50 years of service.

  • AMCOM LAR partners with Soldiers to solve real-time issues in the field

    Aug 4, 2015

    This week we will highlight Patrick Lindy. Lindy is one of many deployed LARs who rely on an AMCOM team of item managers, program managers and logistics managers back at the AMCOM headquarters on Redstone Arsenal to get the job done. He also works with LARs and unit commanders in other theater locations to ensure that needed parts are expedited from one location to another. When asked what he likes most about being a LAR, Lindy said, "The best thing I like about being a LAR is working with Soldiers. I like to be out in the field working, training and developing young minds."

  • Students gain professional skills through internship

    Aug 4, 2015

    USASAC offers a summer internship program, allowing local high school and college students paid opportunities to explore federal careers while completing their education.

  • Army to develop cyber campus in Alabama

    Jul 30, 2015

    In January 2015, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center acquired two Redstone Arsenal buildings, which are being dedicated to the cybersecurity mission.

  • Non-Standard Rotary Wing team has new leader

    Jul 29, 2015

    The Non-Standard Rotary Wing Project Office within the Program Executive Office for Aviation said farewell to its second project manager and welcomed a new leader during a change of charter and retirement ceremony July 14 at Bob Jones Auditorium. Surrounded by family, close friends and colleagues, Col. Jim Brashear relinquished responsibility to Col. James Kennedy who had relinquished responsibility of the Armed Scout Helicopter project directorate June 18. Brashear's retirement ceremony was conducted immediately after the change of charter ceremony.

  • Commentary: Army science, technology drive innovation

    Jul 27, 2015

    Scientists and engineers from across government, industry and academia are searching for technology solutions to bring empower American warfighters. Innovation is the fuel for the Army of the future.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces New Commanding General

    Jul 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command will get a new commander next month.

  • Leaders Are Best When They Connect With Employees

    Jul 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Time is often considered a leader's most valuable asset. There's never enough of it, someone always wants it and it is fleeting when it's most needed. So, it goes without saying that time management is essential to effective leadership. But, for one of the Aviation and Missile Command's long-time leaders, time takes on a whole different dimension when a leader uses it to move an organization and its employees forward.

  • Growing The Desire For Public Service Among Local Teens

    Jul 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Despite the challenges faced by civilian employees in recent years -- budget cuts, sequestration and furloughs -- the Aviation and Missile Command's deputy commander told graduates of the 2015 Adventures at AMCOM Enrichment Program on July 16 that civil service remains one of the most rewarding professions for Americans.

  • People of AMCOM: Ted Ryon

    Jul 20, 2015

    This weeks featured employee for People of AMCOM is Ted Ryon. Mr. Ryon works for Industrial Base Maintenance Programming - Aviation. When asked what he liked most about his job, Ryon said, "We have a wide variety of SMEs and diverse knowledge in the workplace which makes us incredibly prepared to support the mission." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If you would like to nominate someone for recognition in "People of AMCOM," contact your supervisor or the AMCOM Public Affairs Office at 256-842-3546. The nomination/interview form is available on the AMCOM internal SharePoint website, or by emailing traci.e.boutwell.ctr@mail.mil. Selected candidates will be interviewed and featured on AMCOM's Facebook page, external CORE website, and internal SharePoint website.​

  • Career Filled With Experience Comes To End For 33-Year Retiree

    Jul 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's a lot of things Michael McGee will miss about working as a government civilian for the Aviation and Missile Command -- the great team of employees, the challenging mission, the opportunity to support Soldiers, among others.

  • Local youth participate in adventure tour

    Jul 20, 2015

  • Multi-Mission Launcher Preliminary Design Review successful

    Jul 16, 2015

    The Aviation and Missile Research, Engineering, and Developmental Center Multi-Mission Launcher Program successfully conducted the Preliminary Design Review at the Dynetics facility in Huntsville, Ala.

  • People of AMCOM: Mitch Delk

    Jul 14, 2015

    This weeks People of AMCOM features Mr. Mitch Delk. Mr. Delk works for the AFMD (Aviation Field Maintenance Directorate).

  • Army researchers develop 'One display to rule them all'

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army researchers reduce the cognitive load on Soldiers by streamlining critical surveillance functions as part of counter-explosive, route clearance missions inside the Medium Mine Protected Vehicle, known as MMPV.

  • Interview: Innovate the Future

    Jul 7, 2015

    Army Materiel Command Chief Technology Officer Patrick O'Neill gives his vision for building a culture of innovation in the U.S. Army.

  • Wearing body armor strengthens civilian experience

    Jul 7, 2015

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has held its semiannual greening courses for quite some time, but with new leadership comes new challenges.

  • Reservist Leadership, Capabilities Benefited Army in Two Ways

    Jul 7, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When it comes to the nation's "citizen Soldiers," the skills and capabilities developed during the work week in a civilian career can turn into a substantial benefit for the Army on the weekends.

  • People of AMCOM: Douglas O'Connor

    Jul 6, 2015

    Meet Douglas O'Connor, this weeks featured employee for ‪People of AMCOM‬. Mr. O'Connor works for ‎ALC‬. When asked what he liked most about his job, he said, "Being involved in the early stages of system development to provide packaging requirements."

  • Innovation to fuel future Army

    Jul 1, 2015

    The Army of the future will be fueled by innovation according to military leaders in research and development.

  • Army researcher invents new ways for intelligence analysts to visualize, interact with information

    Jun 30, 2015

    Army researchers are improving how computers manage a myriad of images, which will help analysts across the DOD intelligence community.

  • Unmanned aircraft team, recruiters support concert

    Jun 30, 2015

    CULLMAN -- Members of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and members from the local Army Recruiting Battalion joined forces to support the Rock the South concert and festival June 19-20.

  • Armed Scout Helicopter team enters new chapter

    Jun 30, 2015

    There was no pomp or circumstance at this ceremony. Just a simple and small gathering of colleagues and friends from the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office, the Program Executive Office for Aviation, and some members of the Redstone-Huntsville community. The focus of the Armed Scout Helicopter change of responsibility ceremony, in which Col. James Kennedy relinquished responsibility to his deputy Jimmy Downs on June 18, was about what makes up ASH Project Office -- its people.

  • AMCOM recognizes success of employees

    Jun 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three Aviation and Missile Command employee received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service on June 29 during one of the last official duties of outgoing AMCOM deputy commander Cathy Dickens.

  • William P. Marriott, Deputy to the Commanding General, AMCOM

    Jun 29, 2015

    Marriott, a 26-year Naval Aviator Veteran, continues his service as a member of the DoD Senior Executivr Service with his new assignment as the Deputy Commanding Gerneral of AMCOM.

  • Cyber prevention demonstration in near future

    Jun 29, 2015

    the Redstone Executive Cyber Steering Group is striving to coordinate investments and activities to establish long-term risk mitigation solutions for cyber attacks against our tactical weapons systems.

  • People of AMCOM: Karen Cole

    Jun 29, 2015

    Meet Karen Cole, this weeks featured employee for People of AMCOM. Ms. Cole works for ALC, Sustainment Optimization and Analysis. When asked what AMCOM means to her, she said, "An organization that recruits, trains, develops, and retains investments through people."

  • AMCOM, partners take home big wins for value engineering

    Jun 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Aviation and Missile Command is a big winner this year in the Department of Defense Value Engineering Achievement Awards.

  • Army makes finding chem-bio detection devices a snap

    Jun 25, 2015

    The U.S. Army is refining its tools for quickly finding the best Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear detection device for any situation.

  • 'I Did My Best At Whatever Job I Had'

    Jun 24, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Stepping out of her comfort zone has long defined the career of the Aviation and Missile Command's Cathy Dickens.

  • ECC welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jun 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command welcomed its new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, AL, June 22.

  • Logistics Soldiers prepare for Ironhorse Challenge, NTC

    Jun 23, 2015

    As the tankers, infantrymen, artillerymen, cavalry scouts and other warfighters of the 1st ABCT brigade prepare for gunneries and major summer exercises, logistics Soldiers are also quietly preparing.

  • High-Scoring Football Game Features New Recruit Enlistment

    Jun 23, 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- It was a high-scoring Association of the U.S. Army military appreciation night for the Huntsville Hammers on June 20 as they beat the first-ranked Columbus Lions 60 to 57 amid a cheering crowd celebrating the beginning of Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • People of AMCOM

    Jun 22, 2015

    Mr. Grey Rayford has been a part of AMCOM for 40 years. When asked what he liked most about his job, Rayford said "I like helping the soldier and knowing when I input and fund a project without a delay the depot receives the funds; and when assets become available there is no delay on my part."

  • Army puts Gray Eagle, One System Remote Video Terminal through test

    Jun 19, 2015

    The Army has finished its follow on test and evaluation, or FOTE, on the MQ-1C Gray Eagle and Initial Test and Evaluation on the One System Remote Video Terminal at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California.

  • Army aviation executive gives industry update

    Jun 19, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Bob Marion, program executive officer for aviation, speaks on the Army aviation portfolio during the Association of the U.S. Army's "Update for Industry" event June 5 at the Jackson Center in Huntsville.