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  • End of an era: Last OH-58D Kiowa Aviator class to graduate

    Aug 25, 2014

    A legacy decades in the making is coming to an end, as eight students from the last OH-58D Kiowa Warrior class prepare to graduate at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

  • Lightning strikes for environmental tests on equipment

    Aug 25, 2014

    The lightning test facility at Redstone Test Center provides a lightning environment to test Army hardware to ensure safety and functionality of the equipment for our troops.

  • Two-star family

    Aug 21, 2014

    Army chief legislative liaison officer Maj. Gen. Laura Richardson receives the insignia epaulets of her new two-star rank from husband and AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson and daughter Lauren on Aug. 14 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va

  • Vice chief: Army aviation needs its innovators to stay

    May 7, 2014

    Despite a shrinking budget and drawdown, Army aviation needs to retain its most valuable resource -- its bold and innovative Soldiers, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Army aviation soaring high despite plummeting budget

    May 7, 2014

    Army aviation's funding is down to bare bones, but its portfolios make up the largest portion of the Army's RDA budget, said the service's top research, development and acquisition official.

  • Odierno briefed on AMC's global reach, way ahead

    May 5, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., May 2, 2014, to receive an "AMC Futures" briefing.

  • Leaders converge at CCAD for Organic Industrial Base summit

    May 1, 2014

    Army commanders from depots, manufacturing arsenals and ammunition plants throughout the country gathered in South Texas, April 21-25, to discuss best business practices and lessons learned as part of the Army Materiel Command's Organic Industrial Base (OIB) Summit.

  • Nimble Titan examines future multinational cooperation opportunities for missile defense

    May 1, 2014

    22 participating nations and organizations joined forces to examine political and military operations and policy issues to potential scenarios involving ballistic missile threats 10 years in the future.

  • The 30 Year Plan: Planting the seeds for the U.S. Army's future and trying to predict the future are

    Apr 22, 2014

    The theme of newest edition of Army AL&T magazine looks 30 years in the future to develop a plan--albeit one that will have to be broken, changed and modified to meet the operational needs of the future--in the April-June issue available online now.

  • Supply chain transformation earns AMC top award

    Apr 11, 2014

    A transformation that is reducing about $4.5 billion in inventory, cutting backorders by 30 percent and lowering repair and procurement costs, earned the Army Materiel Command the 2013 Department of Defense Award for Supply Chain Excellence.

  • ASC touts capabilities, achievements to AMC leadership at roundtable

    Apr 2, 2014

  • 'Moving forward without forgetting'

    Apr 2, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. --Alashia Quick's dreams of living a long life with her Army husband were dashed suddenly on a Sunday morning in August 2006.

  • Grateful community embraces Vietnam veterans

    Apr 2, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Despite the cold, windy and rainy day, the third annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Huntsville on Saturday was enough to warm the hearts of those who attended.

  • Carson sworn in as 31st Under Secretary of U.S. Army

    Mar 27, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh swore in Brad R. Carson as the 31st Under Secretary of the Army and Chief Management Officer of the Army, during an informal ceremony amongst family, friends and colleagues at the Pentagon.

  • UAS employee recognized with Prometheus award

    Mar 25, 2014

    In Greek mythology, Prometheus was a Titan, a benefactor to humanity, and a champion of mankind. An employee with the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has been recognized as a champion for the advancement of the Army�'s unmanned aircraft systems.

  • Army celebrates 2 million hours of unmanned aircraft flight

    Mar 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Program Executive Office for Aviation with its Project Office for Unmanned Aircraft Systems celebrated a major milestone of surpassing two million hours of flight with the Army�'s fleet of unmanned aircraft systems during a ceremony March 18.

  • Teams cited for outstanding Performance Based Logistics performance

    Mar 19, 2014

    The 2013 Secretary of Defense Performance Base Logistics Awards presentations by Paul Peters, acting assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel readiness, saw the Apache Sensors and Patriot PBL teams honored Thursday in Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • McMorrow labs commemorates 50 years with ceremony

    Mar 13, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (March 12,2013) -- Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Command commemorated 50 years since the dedication of its facility, McMorrow Laboratories, here March 12.

  • Teams cited for outstanding logistics performance

    Mar 13, 2014

    The 2013 Secretary of Defense Performance Base Logistics Awards presentations by Paul Peters, acting assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel readiness, saw the Apache Sensors and Patriot PBL teams honored Thursday in Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • Fifty Years Of Taking Technology To Troops

    Mar 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Happy 50th anniversary, AMRDEC. On March 12, 1964, the Francis J. McMorrow Missile Laboratories was dedicated in memory of the first commander of the Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal. Today, the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, which consists of McMorrow Labs and many other research and test facilities throughout Redstone Arsenal and the world, will recognize its 50th anniversary with a ceremony for its employees and longtime supporters.

  • Panel addresses Anti-Access/Area Denial at AUSA

    Feb 28, 2014

    Anti-Access/Area Denial, or A2AD, sounds like it could be a new football zone defense. But, in fact, A2AD was fleshed out by a five-member panel, including Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Commander, Feb. 27, 2014, at the AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition, in Huntsville's Von Braun Center.

  • AMC Small Business Represents Big Business

    Feb 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel Command has presented small business forums in the past. But last week's event was its first since arriving at Redstone in 2011.

  • Army Emergency Relief Fundraising Begin

    Feb 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With the stroke of a pen, the annual Army Emergency Relief campaign is officially under way at Redstone.

  • Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

    Feb 24, 2014

    To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told attendees of the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Feb. 19, 2014.

  • Army exhibit showcases 'leap-ahead' technologies

    Feb 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army booth at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition showcased an array of science and technology examples to defense and industry officials who attended the event Feb. 19-21.

  • Missile Defense Leader Describes Expanding Mission

    Feb 6, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a series of test videos that showed interceptors defending against incoming missiles, the director of the Missile Defense Agency shared the nation�'s ballistic missile defense strength with members of the Tennessee Valley of the National Defense Industrial Association on Jan. 28.

  • Army Aviation Sees Change In Leadership

    Feb 5, 2014

    The Army celebrated the careers of two of its aviation officers Jan. 24, with the retirement of Redstone Arsenal's senior aviator, and the promotion of a 26-year career officer into the general ranks.

  • Research center paved way for development

    Feb 5, 2014

    Dr. John McDaniel retired in September 1977 as the Deputy and Technical Director, Research and Development Command. At the time of his retirement, McDaniel was Redstone's top ranking civilian. He became deputy of the Missile Research and Development Command (MRDEC) in January 1977 when MICOM was split into two commands. Before that he had been Director of the Missile Research, Development and Engineering Laboratories of the Army Missile Command for many years. As AMRDEC celebrates 50 years of McMorrow Laboratories, the Center looks back to the life and career of "Dr. Mac."

  • Team Redstone salutes departing AMRDEC director

    Feb 5, 2014

    On the very stage where five years ago he was inducted into the Senior Executive Service, Eric Edwards, director of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, bid farewell to his colleagues at a Jan. 21 ceremony. After 31 years of civilian service, the last four of which spent leading AMRDEC, Edwards is stepping down to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

  • Go for the Green

    Feb 5, 2014

    For many years, the green-amber-red model has been a staple of military planning. It's the way we express readiness -- both visually and verbally -- for everything from budgets to training to real-time operations. And, in describing our status on risk management and safety, it's also very useful.

  • Mobile classes address specific contracting concerns

    Feb 4, 2014

    It began four years ago to meet the need to certify the growing number of contracting interns. Now it has become a program that addresses specific areas of concern within the Army contracting community.

  • CCAD Welcomes New Depot Sergeant Major

    Feb 3, 2014

    Sergeant Major Martin D. Dickinson took command of the Corpus Christi Army Depot as the first depot sergeant major in three years.

  • Leadership lessons from AMC's top civilian

    Jan 31, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Department of the Army Civilians from across Team Redstone filled the Summit here for professional development and leadership training at the third annual Department of the Army Civilian Leadership Summit, Thursday, Jan. 30.

  • Team Redstone learns what it means to be a Soldier for Life

    Jan 29, 2014

    The Soldier for Life program's southeast director visited Redstone Arsenal Jan. 28 to educate Soldiers on how to remain strong throughout their Army career and beyond. Lt. Col. Steven M. George visited Army Materiel Command headquarters as part of his travels throughout the southeast footprint to advocate and promote the Soldier for Life program.

  • PEO Aviation changes leadership

    Jan 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Program Executive Office for Aviation changed leadership today during a change of charter ceremony in the Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • Army Safe Autumn Campaign now available

    Sep 4, 2013

    With the passing of Labor Day, minds turn from the lazy days of summer to thoughts of football parties, hunting season and exercise in the great outdoors. Just like any other season, however, autumn can be a risky time of year.

  • 638th ASB Completes Another Round of Annual Training at CCAD

    Sep 3, 2013

    Known mainly as the core entity for Army Aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for helicopters, engines and their components, the Corpus Christi Army Depot is the perfect training ground for the battalion's specific needs. Soldiers with the Ohio National Guard's 638th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB) have designated CCAD as a valuable asset to military support training.

  • Air Assault Apaches help Soldiers succeed with "Air Assault PT"

    Aug 29, 2013

    The Air Assault course at the Sabalauski Air Assault School can be a tedious course for some U.S. Army Soldiers. Rope climbing, the confidence climb and "the weaver" are just a few of the obstacles Soldiers will face at the beginning of each air assault class. In addition to the intense physical fitness sessions, Air Assault school challenges Soldiers mental aptitude as they digest large amounts of information over a 10-day-time period.

  • 'Eyes' of Apache helicopter reach 1 million flight hours mark

    Aug 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army commemorated one million flight hours of the AH-64 Apache helicopter's Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor at a ceremony held at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control facility in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 8, 2013.

  • The Skinny on CCAD's Zero Clients

    Jul 24, 2013

    To maintain the cutting edge of digital communications and technology, CCAD's S6 -- Information Technologies team deployed their new zero client system. This will replace about 2,200 old thin client computers throughout the hangars and CCAD. Mass deployment began on July 1 and should wrap up sometime in August or September.

  • A New Commander Comes to CCAD

    Jul 18, 2013

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomed Colonel Billingsley Garner Pogue III as he took command of one of the Department of Defense's largest helicopter and component maintenance, repair, and overhaul facilities, July 15.

  • UH-60A/L/M Black Hawk Product Office deactivated; UH-60L Digital Product Directorate formed

    Jul 1, 2013

    In a cost-constrained environment, the Army's most affordable option, instead of purchasing all UH-60 M models, is to upgrade the L models with digital capability. On June 26, the UH-60 A/L/M Product Office was officially deactivated in a ceremony, and a new product directorate for UH-60L Digital was formed.

  • Via addresses workforce in global town hall

    Jun 28, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, hosted a global town hall, which was broadcast live to all of AMC's major subordinate commands worldwide from the Bob Jones Auditorium here June 28.

  • Army aviation executive updates industry members

    Jun 24, 2013

    The Army's top aviation acquisition leader engaged industry members and community leaders on the future of Army aviation during an "Update for Industry" June 18 at The Summit.

  • Refining AMC's mission and vision

    Jun 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- After ten months of site visits and internal assessments, the U.S. Army Materiel Command changed its mission and vision statement.

  • AMC receives four value engineering awards

    Jun 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics recently announced that the U.S. Army Materiel Command is the recipient of four Department of Defense Value Engineering awards.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • Putting the brakes on aviation breakdowns

    Jun 18, 2013

    In Army aviation, we are missing opportunities to prevent accidents. Current prevailing trends include breakdowns in standards, discipline and maintenance. Digging deeper, a common thread emerges between these three areas: Human error, which now is attributed to more than 80 percent of aviation accidents.

  • Team Chinook signs CH-47F MYII contract; cost savings of $810 million

    Jun 14, 2013

    Representatives from the Army and Boeing have signed a five-year multibillion-dollar contract for the production and delivery of 155 CH-47F Chinook helicopters with options for 60 additional aircraft.

  • Engineers quickly return Kiowa to flight in Afghanistan

    May 31, 2013

    When Soldiers needed to replicate a key part of an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter to return it to duty, they turned to the expertise of a deployed U.S. Army civilian engineering team. After the helicopter's fuselage bracket supporting the copilot's seat sustained damage from incoming fire, the 1106th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group Task Force 14 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, sought a quick turnaround solution.

  • Hagel Issues Memo Directing Preparations for Civilian Furloughs

    May 15, 2013

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

  • Command welcomes new Deputy, who recieves significant award

    May 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL (May 13, 2013) -- Deputy to the Commanding General, United States Army Aviation Missile Command (AMCOM), Ms. Mary "Cathy" Dickens received the Award for Exceptional Civilian Service today in the Bob Jones Auditorium, Sparkman Center.

  • AMC commander shares thoughts on leadership with ALU graduates

    May 13, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, addressed the graduating students of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course May 10, at the U.S. Army Logistics University.

  • CCAD Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Commander Takes on AMC Industrial Operations

    Apr 26, 2013

    After transforming the Corpus Christi Army Depot into a cost-conscious and efficient helicopter facility, depot Commander Col. Christopher B. Carlile moves on to his next assignment to streamline all industrial operations at Army Materiel Command. CCAD's Deputy Director of Production, Mr. William Braddy, accepts his role as the Executive Director, becoming the first Army civilian to lead the depot.

  • CCAD Wins 2012 Robert M. Leich Award

    Apr 26, 2013

    CCAD won the 2012 Robert M. Leich Award for a record-breaking year of helicopter production and cost improvements.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Chinook team drives hard bargain

    Apr 25, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--If you're thinking about making a major purchase you may want to enlist the help of the team that just saved the government more than $810 million on a multiyear contract to buy 155 CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters.

  • Black Hawk helicopters fit for Jordanian king

    Apr 23, 2013

    USASAC and the Army Security Assistance Enterprise complete a delivery of two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with a special configuration for Jordan, ending a case that began with the country's initial request in 2006.

  • AMC garners four Army awards

    Apr 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The offices of the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army announced the winners for the Fiscal Year 2012 safety awards, April 19.

  • Know it or blow it - Aviation Safety

    Apr 18, 2013

    Going through flight school, we all hated Chapters 5 and 9 of the - 10. We asked ourselves, "Why do we have to know all this crap? What does it matter if I know all these steps verbatim, with every underlined sentence memorized and every airspeed on the tip of my tongue?" Well, about a year and a half ago, I learned why this is.

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

    The Republic of Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced it will purchase 36 U.S. Army Apache (AH-64E) helicopters through Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The value of this FMS is estimated at $1.6 billion.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot earns ninth Shingo prize

    Apr 15, 2013

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa. -- Local officials and depot employees gathered Thursday morning in the maintenance facility to congratulate its Force Provider team for receiving Letterkenny Army Depot's ninth Shingo Medallion for manufacturing excellence.

  • Administrative professional wear multiple hats

    Apr 15, 2013

    Trying to describe what administrative professionals do is like trying to explain what parents do. They take care of, well, everything. Ensure everyone is fed, clothed, rested, driven to soccer games, and ultimately have a good day. Administrative professionals ensure bosses make their meetings, phone calls are directed to the right people, messages are returned, guests are taken care of, travel is booked, and anything else that arises is taken care of. Basically, like parents, they have to work miracles on a daily basis.

  • Leadership In Combat And At Peace Begins With Trust

    Mar 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Deployments to a wartime environment are life-changing experiences for both servicemembers and civilians.

  • New sensors test trailer delivers savings for Army

    Mar 25, 2013

    Testing a complex system such as a sensor for the world's most lethal helicopter requires a tool that must be adaptable, agile and precise.

  • Pentagon Delays Sending Furlough Notices to Civilian Workforce

    Mar 22, 2013

    Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.

  • AMC chief of staff earns his second star

    Mar 11, 2013

    The Army Materiel Command held a promotion ceremony for its chief of staff Friday at Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • AMCOM workers updated on sequestration impact

    Mar 11, 2013

    Budget uncertainty was the main topic at AMCOM's town hall meeting March 6 in Bob Jones Auditorium. Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, conducted the third town hall of his tenure. He told the audience in the auditorium and command locations via video-teleconference that he is committed to providing the most up-to-date information about budgetary uncertainties, sequestration and the potential for furloughs.

  • AMC scores impressive $230 million in cost savings, avoidance for OEF in 2012

    Mar 4, 2013

    Personnel from Army Materiel Command's four life cycle management commands deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom achieved total cost savings/avoidance valued at $230, 270,013 during calendar year 2012.

  • New flight system deploys with 2-3 Aviation

    Mar 2, 2013

    A team from Foxtrot Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Viper, keeps the air traffic running at Forward Operating Base Wolverine in the Zabul province of southern Afghanistan, 24 hours a day with a little help from the latest equipment on the battlefield.

  • Unmanned aerial system Soldiers in Kuwait train to keep 'eye in the sky'

    Mar 2, 2013

    Unmanned aerial system operators and maintainers with Company A, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, train constantly to keep Shadow UAVs in the skies over Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • AMC commander praises 'artisan workforce,' discusses way ahead

    Feb 21, 2013

    Army Materiel Command's continued support to the warfighter in spite of looming fiscal cuts was the key focus of a presentation by AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • Modernization is the Key to CCAD's Future

    Feb 20, 2013

    Local news station, Corpus Christi's KRIS-TV, takes a look at how the Corpus Christi Army Depot is looking forward to the future of Army aviation and what they are doing now to posture themselves for whatever the future has in store. This is the second of a two-part news story by local anchor, Lee Sausley.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot prepares for potential budget cuts

    Feb 19, 2013

    If Congress and the White House can't reach an agreement on how to end the current budget stand off, automatic spending cuts will kick in March 2nd. The military is already bracing for huge cutbacks and U.S. defense workers like those at the Corpus Christi Army Depot could be facing furloughs or even layoffs. But the commander of CCAD says anything is possible.

  • The Whys and Hows of Accident Reporting

    Feb 13, 2013

    While serving as a first sergeant years ago, I was frustrated when an accident report submitted to the U.S. Army Safety Center was returned to me for additional information. Unfortunately, because the accident occurred off duty and my Soldier had been rendered unconscious, I couldn't provide any additional information.

  • Kiowa Warrior helicopters take a trip

    Feb 12, 2013

    Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny maintain the balance of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter while pushing it into position in the cargo bay of an Antonov AN-124 cargo plane at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2013. Soldiers work as a team to prevent injuries or damage the helicopters or cargo aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • Kiowa Warrior helicopters take a trip

    Feb 12, 2013

    Soldiers from 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, pose in the mouth of an Antonov AN-124 cargo plane after loading OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Feb. 8, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • Helicopter loading system lightens burden on Soldiers

    Feb 8, 2013

    The Cargo Helicopters Project Office is constantly striving to improve, upgrade and provide modifications to the Chinook in order to reduce the burden on the Soldier. One of those needed upgrades is the Cargo On/Off Loading System, or COOLS.

  • Danger in a crowded sky

    Feb 7, 2013

    It was a cool spring day in Alaska, and my OH-58D squadron was participating in the Air Force's Red Flag operation. Our task was to help certify new Joint Terminal Attack Controllers for the Air Force. We were to fly as a Scout Weapons Team from our airfield to the range operated by the Air Force. Although it was just 20 minutes as the crow flies from our airfield, we rarely operated in this range due to the high use by the Air Force. Prior to this operation, we had conducted a range familiarization flight with communication checks with the controllers.

  • SMDC Mission Assures Right Tools For War Fighter

    Feb 5, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Even in the midst of budget constraints, SMDC/ARSTRAT commander Lt. Gen. Richard Formica believes the space and missile defense work of his organization will remain a vital and robust part of the Army strategic plan.

  • Jay Leno test drives Army vehicle

    Feb 5, 2013

    Jay Leno's garage is known for some of the most impressive vehicles in the world, and parked inside was the Army Materiel Command's Fuel Efficient Demonstrator, Feb. 4, 2013, in Burbank Calif.

  • Los Angeles AUSA chapter hosts Via

    Feb 5, 2013

    BURBANK, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2013) -- Gen. Dennis L. Via, AMC's commanding general, gave remarks at the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Industrial Associates Member dinner, here Monday evening.

  • AMCOM worker becomes education inspiration

    Jan 30, 2013

    She may be nearly 70, but as far as Carolyn Nation is concerned, her career with the Army is far from over

  • Aviation brigade upgrades Black Hawk helicopters

    Jan 30, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion began fielding 30 new UH-60M Black hawk helicopters to replace the current UH-60L models on Jan 7. The unit is scheduled to finish receiving equipment sometime between late February and early March.

  • Raiders enter 'the wild blue' with UAV training

    Jan 28, 2013

    Unmanned aerial vehicles soared through the sky under the control of 16 "Raider" Brigade Soldiers during QR-11 Raven training on Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 7-18, 2013.

  • New Indoor Pool Will Make Splash

    Jan 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Members of Team Redstone who like to make a splash in their workout no longer need to wait for the summer months to do so on post -- they can dive right into the new Redstone Aquatics Center.

  • Multiservice effort keeps aircraft flying

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 -- known for bringing the Army Materiel Command, the Security Assistance Command, the 2nd Recruiting Brigade and other new tenants to Redstone Arsenal -- can also take credit for growing the local footprint of a joint Department of Defense organization involved in providing aviation and missile parts for the Army.

  • Defense official finds logistics for success at Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness paid Corpus Christi Army Depot a visit to see how they're driving down the cost of sustaining some of Department of Defense's most critical helicopters, Jan. 8-9, 2013.

  • 82nd CAB pilots hone skills in helicopter simulators

    Jan 15, 2013

    Pilots throughout the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade "Pegasus" use the Southeast Regional Flight Simulation Training Center at Simmons Army Airfield at Fort Bragg, N.C., to help maintain and enhance their aviation skills.

  • Team Apache announces nickname for the Apache Echo Model

    Jan 14, 2013

    The world's most advanced and lethal attack helicopter received a nickname by Team Apache at the annual government-industry Team Apache meeting at the Boeing facility in Arlington, Va., Jan. 8, 2013.

  • Joint effort delivers 3 helicopters to Iraq

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Program Executive Office Aviation facilitated and delivered three Bell 407 Scout helicopters to Iraqi Army Aviation today.

  • Huntsville Mayor Flies on Lakota Helicopter

    Jan 11, 2013

    During the 2011 tornadoes that devastated northern Alabama, Tennessee Valley waited in the dark for up to12 hours for daybreak before local authorities and emergency responders could safely and properly assess the damage and deploy rescue teams.

  • Army aviation facing 'exciting, uncertain future'

    Jan 11, 2013

    The current fiscal environment poses significant challenges for Army aviation, as well as the rest of the Army and the Defense Department, said Lt. Gen. James O. Barclay III, deputy chief of staff, G-8.

  • Viability of industrial base concern for Army aviation

    Jan 11, 2013

    With already declining budgets, a potential sequester later this year, and a difficult economy, sustaining the industrial base that provides the Army with aircraft and aviation logistics support is a complex problem.

  • Aviator recognized for over 20,000 flight hours

    Jan 9, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, recently presented retired CW4 Harold Coghlan, now a Department of the Army Civilian instructor pilot with B Co., 1-212th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Ala., with a certificate of achievement recognizing Coghlan's passing of 20,000 flight hours in military aircraft. Among other highlights from his 36-year career, Coghlan is one of just a handful of Army aviators to have flown faster than Mach 2 as a fighter jet pilot, and he has experience in nearly 30 different rotary and fixed-wing airframes. Coghlan is currently an IP in the 1-212th's Helicopter School Battalion.

  • Safety Is Paramount In Public Places

    Jan 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With many of today's headlines telling the heartbreaking stories of gun violence and mass murders in the U.S., questions about when and where tragedy will strike next are becoming common everyday conversations.

  • AMCOM Commander Expects Another Great Year

    Jan 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While no one can predict the future, Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar anticipates 2013 will be a year of transition for Redstone Arsenal.

  • Road Upgrades Ensure Smooth Traffic On Post

    Jan 9, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As a commuting installation, traffic affects everyone working and living on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Undersecretary lauds Redstone's synergy

    Nov 23, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal is optimistic that sequestration will be averted.

  • Redstone's committed work force has growing mission

    Oct 31, 2012

    Redstone Arsenal is on solid ground for the future.

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