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  • Federal Code Determines AMCOM's Small Business Profile

    May 2, 2016

    In the business of federal contracting, there is a system of codes that dictate not only the type of products and services to be contracted but also the type of companies that can compete for a contract.

  • AMCOM Historian Leaving For European Adventure

    Apr 29, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Russ Rodgers is closing a five-year chapter as the historian for the Aviation and Missile Command as he moves on to Germany to take on historian duties for U.S. Army Europe.

  • Redstone Families Invited To Protection Day

    Apr 29, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Safety and security at the workplace, at home and in public places hits everyone on a personal level. How each individual survives and overcomes an incident -- a fire, robbery, car accident or tornado, to name a few -- starts and ends with awareness of situations, resources, technologies and capabilities. So, it's not surprising that those working in the safety and security arenas are convinced that making information available in various ways is the best way to prepare people for survival when tragedy strikes. Redstone Arsenal will step up its focus on safety and security on June 2 when the Aviation and Missile Command and the Garrison host the fifth annual Protection Day at the Community Activity Field near Gate 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • AMCOM Chief Counsel Recognized For 48 Years Of Legal Work

    Apr 27, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Forty-eight years ago, when attorney Fred Allen moved to Huntsville to work for the Missile Command it was like he had flown to the moon.

  • Aviation, missile town hall communicates organization's strategic future

    Apr 27, 2016

    The AMRDEC town hall was an opportunity for everyone to gain a better perspective of what AMRDEC does and the great products and solutions they provide.

  • Missile Development On Healthy Upswing As Army Guns For Modularity

    Apr 27, 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Being responsive to the nation's warfighters requires an innovative approach to adapting missile systems to "fit the fight" and a line of communication that keeps industry and academia involved in the Army's modernization process, according to a leading Department of the Army senior executive service member.

  • Retiring Colonel Concludes 'Amazing' Career Ride

    Apr 27, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Admitting he's not a "natural military officer" and recalling the learning curves to become a helicopter mechanic, a maintenance test pilot and an acquisition officer as well as a husband and father, Col. Karl Stahlecker told well-wishers at his retirement ceremony April 22 that he is grateful for those who have helped him during a 35-plus-year Army career.

  • Retired Chaplain Outlines Creed To Live By

    Apr 27, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Wherever he has been in life -- from the deserts of Southwest Asia to the rolling hills of Germany, from the countryside of Mississippi to the cold climes of West Point, New York -- retired Chaplain (Col.) Sonny Moore has found God. And in finding God, he has been most inspired by Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Moore spoke about his faith, and leadership and teamwork at the Aviation and Missile Command Leadership Prayer Breakfast on April 19, 2016 at Redstone Arsenal's Summit. The breakfast was hosted by the AMCOM Chaplain's Office.

  • Personal Accounts Expose Human Trafficking Problem

    Apr 22, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two Birmingham women who have seen first-hand the horrible effects of human trafficking will share their stories with Team Redstone employees at the close-out event for April's designation as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • Program Graduates Commit To Healthier Lifestyle

    Apr 22, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Life changes begin with changing the way people think. That's the premise of The Daniel Plan, a 40-day program to living a healthier lifestyle through optimizing the five key essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. As students graduated from The Daniel Plan on April 12, Aviation and Missile Command Chaplain (Lt. Col) Adolph DuBose encouraged them to incorporate its principles and teachings in their everyday living.

  • AUSA Huntsville/Redstone Chapter awards Civilian of the Year

    Apr 14, 2016

    Daniel Featherston, program manager of AMRDEC's Engineering Directorate, Prototype and Integration Facility was recognized as the Association of the U.S. Army Redstone-Huntsville Chapter Civilian of the Year winner on April 12.

  • Research center awards scientists, engineers for patents

    Apr 14, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (April 14, 2016) -- The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Director James Lackey presented awards to seven scientists and engineers for their advances in technology research resulting in five patents.

  • Protection Day 2016 -- Rules for Poster Contest

    Apr 12, 2016

    School-aged children are invited to enter the Team Redstone Protection Day 2016 poster contest. This year's contest will be open to children in kindergarten through eighth grades. The goal of the contest is to educate the Team Redstone workforce and their family members on situational awareness of Safety, Antiterrorism, iWatch, Ready Army and America's PrepareAthon.

  • AMCOM Top Official Steps Down To Make Room For New Leaders

    Apr 11, 2016

    Doug Lee knows there is a time within every organization when new leadership needs to step up. But, for that to happen, an organization's existing leaders must create leadership opportunities.

  • Kayak Fishing Makes For Quite A Fish Tail

    Apr 11, 2016

    It may look like a poor man's sport. But kayak fishing is about much more than saving money. It's about enjoying the challenge of fishing primitive style, and sharing the "big fish" stories that come from fishing right at the surface of the water in a vessel that offers little resistance to a fighting largemouth bass or bream.

  • 'When The Rope Is Tight It Is Strong'

    Apr 11, 2016

    AMCOM Commander Speaks To Employees At First Town Hall -- Success comes with each step taken toward a goal. Whether it involves an employee's professional or personal goals, or a reshaping of an entire organization, success is defined by the steps -- small and large -- that bring that goal closer to reality. In his first Town Hall meeting, Aviation and Missile Command commander Brig. Gen. Douglas Gabram told a standing room only crowd in Bob Jones Auditorium April 11 that he hopes to see many steps taken forward as AMCOM leaders and employees build trust, teamwork, relationships and positive attitudes along with a new organizational relationship with the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, and the Army Contracting Command-Redstone.

  • Young Talent 'Critically Important' To Future Civilian Ranks

    Apr 8, 2016

    Talent management was the message of the day for about 120 high school and college career counselors who attended Academia Day April 7 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot Recognized For Superior Support Of Armed Forces

    Apr 8, 2016

    Letterkenny Army Depot received April 8 the Pro Patria Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office that works to enhance retention rates in the Armed Forces and ultimately strengthen our national security. The ESGR grants a series of DoD awards to recognize employers who support their Guard and Reserve employees.

  • Soldier And Her Son Build Strong Connection

    Apr 8, 2016

    There have been three times in Sgt. First Class Crystal Basham's career that have been particularly trying for her and her son, 15-year-old Ahmahd. And, each involved separations.

  • Growing Up Army Style Teaches Lessons Of Friendship, Independence

    Apr 8, 2016

    The Grover children are like stepping stones -- each representing the happy family times they've shared between deployments with their dad, Sgt. First Class Jonathan Grover.

  • Army Intern Gains Experience Working With Redstone Organizations

    Apr 8, 2016

    Growing up in Indiana, there was no money to send Samantha Stuntz to college. So, she joined the Army, became a Reservist and eventually found the Department of Army intern program.

  • Letterkenny Hosts Army's Vice Chief Of Staff On First Visit To Industrial Depot

    Apr 1, 2016

    LETTERKENNY, Pa. -- Top Army leaders -- including Army vice chief of staff Gen. Daniel Allyn -- who visit Letterkenny Army Depot in Pennsylvania gain a close-up view of the value the Army's organic industrial base depots provide in ensuring the nation's warfighters have the equipment they need to have the advantage on the battlefield.

  • Cancer Survivor Celebrates Reaching Five-Year Mark

    Mar 30, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Deborah Daniel didn't really mind when her hair fell out. It was her eyebrows that got to her. Fighting cancer with chemotherapy usually means losing your hair. So, Daniel expected the hair loss, even welcomed it as a sign that she was winning the battle for her life.

  • Lifestyle Plan Designed For Total Well-Being

    Mar 30, 2016

    "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 For the past couple months, a group of about 25 Aviation and Missile Command employees have been sharing their lunch time together once a week to explore the effect healthy choices have on building a positive lifestyle. Known as "The Daniel Plan: Forty Days to a Healthier Life," the program encourages participants to focus on living healthier through faith, food, fitness, focus and friends.

  • U.S. Army Successfully Fires Missile From New Interceptor Launch Platform

    Mar 30, 2016

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- The U.S. Army successfully fired a Longbow Hellfire missile from its newest launch platform on March 25, 2016 as part of an Engineering Demonstration of the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept (IFPC Inc 2-I).

  • Contract Specialist Scores High With Induction In Sports Hall Of Fame

    Mar 23, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Growing up in Huntsville's Sparkman Homes Housing area, Delvin Sullivan was determined to make sure he never made his mother cry. He saw her cry once, and that was enough for him. The love that the two of them shared along with the positive influences of the Sparkman Homes Boys and Girls Club, and the coaches and friends he made in high school, pulled Sullivan through the tough times growing up in public housing. Instead of drugs and crime, he chose football, basketball and track.

  • Army Leaders Share Readiness Message With Industry

    Mar 18, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two of the Army's top officers teamed together on March 8 to deliver the message of Soldier readiness to representatives of defense contractors attending the Team Redstone Advance Planning Briefing for Industry hosted by the Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal's Sparkman Center.

  • Legacy Components To Be Replaced On Newest Apache Aircraft

    Mar 18, 2016

    The Apache attack helicopter is flying into the future with enhanced sensors and a more reliable turret that improves the aircraft's 40-year-old technology. During a media event at the Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Global Force Symposium and Exposition at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., on March 17, Apache Project Manager Col. Jeff Hager of the Program Executive Office for Aviation and Lockheed Martin officials explained the need for modernizing the sensor and turret technology on one of the Army's most successful mission-focused aircraft.

  • Engineer Gives Up Corrosion To Spend Time On Farm

    Mar 9, 2016

    It's hard for Steve Carr to talk about his career without talking about corrosion. From the earliest of his 35-years as a chemical engineer, Carr has studied the debilitating effects associated with corrosion, developing solutions to prevent, slow down and counter those effects.

  • Warfighter Readiness Leads To New Alignment Of Aviation And Missile Enterprise

    Mar 8, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Upcoming changes in alignments of aviation and missile organizations based at Redstone Arsenal will establish a closely woven development, acquisition and sustainment team to provide increased responsiveness to the nation's warfighters.

  • AMCOM Commander Emphasize Need For Leadership To Ensure Aviation Readiness

    Mar 3, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With 14 days as commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, Brig. Gen. Doug Gabram took the stage at the Worldwide Aviation Logistics Conference on March 1, sending a message of support to the Army's aviation logistics Soldiers.

  • U.S. Military Force During Desert Storm Has Roots In Redstone Arsenal

    Mar 2, 2016

    On a cool and sunny Friday afternoon, local veterans came together at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Huntsville, Ala., to remember a short-lived war that continues to carry significance in furthering the nation's development of precision weapons.

  • New Deputy Program Executive Officer Committed To Arming Soldiers With Technology

    Mar 2, 2016

    There are three standards that Brig. Gen. Bill Cole uses to measure his Army assignments -- the opportunity to learn something new, the ability to make a difference for Soldiers, and the potential to enjoy the mission. By those measurements, Cole has struck success in his most recent assignment as the deputy program executive officer for the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • 'Tradition Of Excellence' Passed On To New Commander

    Feb 18, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Outstanding leadership, traditional ceremony and family relationships took center stage on Thursday as the flags of a four-star, two-star and one-star general officer symbolized the changing of command at the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • AMCOM's Lauren Smith Follows Family's Air Force Tradition

    Feb 17, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lauren Smith and her father "talk shop" fairly often these days. Whether on the phone thousands of miles away from each other or during visits home from the Air Force, the two have found a common ground in the work of an enlisted munitions systems technician.

  • Cancer Struggle Leads Volunteer To Help Find Cure

    Feb 17, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's been several years since Rachel Beard fought her own battle against cancer. But memories of her struggle 12 years ago keep Beard, an Aviation and Missile Command Logistics Center item manager, in the fight for others who dream of living cancer free.

  • AMCOM's 'Top Customer' Moves On To The Pentagon

    Feb 16, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Aviation and Missile Command's top customer is getting ready to leave the building. During six combat tours in 13 years, Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson was an AMCOM customer. Then, in 2014, in what he describes as his most "broadening assignment," Richardson the customer became Richardson the commander, bringing to AMCOM the heart of the aviation warfighter and the determination of a senior Soldier implementing the priorities set at the highest levels of the Department of the Army.

  • Gulf War POW Survived Through Faith And Hope

    Feb 10, 2016

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Twenty-five years ago, retired Sgt. 1st Class Dan Stamaris became a prisoner of war. In the desert of Iraq in February 1991, it took only five seconds for Stamaris, the crew chief and gunner of a Black Hawk helicopter, to become a Soldier captured by the enemy. In those seconds, he went from shooting down the enemy to being one of only three survivors of a wartime helicopter crash. During the next eight days, the badly injured Stamaris was left for dead twice, threatened with mutilation and death, and paraded through villages as a war trophy.

  • Storm Spotters Serve As Weather Service's Eye In Sky

    Feb 10, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's one thing that Ellen Ramsey and Alfreda Alexander want to make clear -- they don't chase storms. They look for them. As trained storm spotters, the two Aviation and Missile Command employees working in the G3 Operations-Protection Division, Emergency Management have attended the Skywarn Program offered by the National Weather Service in Huntsville primarily because it was training they could use in their work of informing AMCOM employees about weather dangers.

  • Couple Reflect On Past Struggles For Diversity

    Feb 10, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Jerrie and Clifton Officer stand on a legacy of hope. The couple are the children of hard-working Americans -- Jerrie's family heralds from the small town of Hooks, Texas, while Clifton's family is from the big city of Philadelphia. They have enjoyed a long marriage defined primarily by Clifton's service in the Army. Together, they have raised two sons who don't know the harsh reality of racism as they do. And, that's both the joy and loss of growing up in a society that is, in many ways, a bit further away from the ugly face of discrimination and racism that long defined relations between American whites and blacks before government-ordered integration began eroding prejudices. As Jerrie and Clifton celebrate Black History Month, they are proud of what has been achieved during their lifetimes and somewhat dismayed that the youngest generation of black Americans doesn't fully appreciate the struggle it has taken to enjoy the social, political and economic freedoms they have today.

  • '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.