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  • 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.

  • Army, Air Force take bomb disposal to new level with lasers

    Jun 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army and Air Force are working together to develop mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles with laser technology.

  • New standard aviation handbook up for review

    Jun 18, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Aviation Engineering Directorate is revising the aviation handbook for maintenance monitoring for all U.S. Army aircraft.

  • Joint U.S., Israeli device seeks to reduce airflow drag

    Jun 18, 2015

    U.S. Army and Israeli scientists are conducting testing and research on active flow control devices as a means to reduce drag on future Army aircraft.

  • Experience Runs Deep At Levels For Public Affairs Professional

    Jun 17, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With a mix of experience and opportunity, Art Forster has enjoyed a public affairs career that has taken him around the world to support both military and private industry leaders, given him plenty of challenges to test his capabilities, and left him with lots of stories of overcoming media situations and building community relationships.

  • People of AMCOM: Carolyn J. Bastian

    Jun 15, 2015

    As a Logistics Management Specialist Carolyn Bastian develops and shares with assigned key suppliers with the AMCOM Supplier Scorecards monthly to monitor supplier's performance for current AMCOM contracts.

  • The Changing Nature of Contracting in Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2015

    A traditional military change of command ceremony at the U.S. Central Command Joint Theater Support Contracting Command headquarters at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, was much more than it seemed. It was a harbinger of much greater change to come for contracting support in Afghanistan.

  • AMCOM Employees Welcome New Calibration Leader

    Jun 12, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson officially introduced Dr. Myra Gray to the AMCOM community on June 11, welcoming her as the new executive director of the U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Activity. USATA-TMDE is a subordinate organization within AMCOM that supports Soldiers worldwide by managing the Army's calibration and maintenance mission for the Army and other service customers.

  • Gray departs AMC headquarters for new position at AMCOM

    Jun 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dr. Myra S. Gray left Army Materiel Command headquarters with recognition from the organization's top leader for her strategic integration work that helped set the course for the organization since its transition to Huntsville.

  • Calibration Organization Welcomes New Leader Thursday

    Jun 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- With 30 years of government career experience in science and technology, in managing large and diverse organizations, and in understanding the Army Materiel Command Enterprise, Dr. Myra Gray would be an asset to any organization needing an effective and innovative leader.

  • Historian Builds Understanding of Islamic World

    Jun 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Understanding the beliefs of the world's religions can go a long way to understanding cultures that differ from the American way of life. That is most evident when comparing Judeo-Christian principles with the Islamic view of the world, according to Aviation and Missile Command historian Russ Rodgers. While American culture is heavily influenced by Judeo-Christian beliefs, the culture of the world's Muslims is based on the Islamic laws passed on to followers by the ancient prophet Muhammad.

  • Army observing National Safety Month in June

    Jun 10, 2015

    The Army is once again observing National Safety Month during June, and this year leaders and safety professionals will have an opportunity to benefit from a recent partnership with the National Safety Council.

  • AMCOM ceremony celebrates leadership change

    Jun 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Significant Army career milestones don't always come with pomp and circumstance, especially not in the life of a junior officer. So, when Capt. Christopher Colbert, outgoing commander of the Aviation and Missile Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Co., was honored June 9 during a change of command ceremony complete with comments from the Aviation and Missile Command's Chief of Staff Col. Sheila Bryant, music by the Army Materiel Command's Arsenal Brass Quintet and the national anthem sung by AMCOM employee Sonya Mapp, his parting comments reflected his appreciation.

  • People of AMCOM: Edward P. Iannone, Jr.

    Jun 8, 2015

    This week People of AMCOM is featuring Edward P. Iannone, Jr. from the AMCOM Logistics Center, Sustainment Optimization and Analysis Branch.

  • AMCOM Soldier to celebrate service at Army birthday run

    Jun 8, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When she joined the Army nearly 10 years ago, Staff Sgt. Cynthia O'Connor said goodbye to her four-year-old daughter and five-year-old son.

  • Educators jump with Golden Knights-offers opportunity to spend time with Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2015

    The opportunity to interact with Soldiers, like those represented by the Golden Knights, gives members of communities not located near Army installations a chance to see who a Soldier really is. It also gives them a chance to hear from that Soldier on why they are Soldiers, and what it is he or she really does. Cadet Command's 7th Brigade hosted the U.S. Army Golden Knights May 27-29 on Fort Knox's Brooks Parade Field. This opportunity gave community, leaders and educators associated the 7th Brigade area a chance to spend quality time with Army Soldiers.

  • Command establishes enlisted pathways to become a cyber operations specialist

    Jun 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command, or HRC, has announced the personnel transition strategy and procedures for reclassification to Military Occupational Specialty 17C, or MOS 17C, cyber operations specialist, for active-duty Army enlisted personnel.

  • ACC Names 2015 Best Warrior

    Jun 1, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Enes Memic has been named the U.S. Army Contracting Command's Best Warrior for 2015. Memec and five other Soldiers participated in a series of competitive events here, May 29-30.

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • Project Recon software tool maximizes risk management

    May 5, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, is now employing a tool called Project Recon tool that enables various DOD organizations to analyze, manage, and link projects and programs into a centralized database

  • Autonomous aerial resupply systems needed in BCTs

    May 4, 2015

    Unmanned aerial systems could provide significant aerial resupply capabilities for the BCTs of the Army of 2025.

  • Army scientists aim to revolutionize Soldier communication

    May 4, 2015

    Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are investigating communication with a computer or phone without making a sound or moving a single muscle, and it may revolutionize both medical applications and battlefield communications.

  • People of AMCOM: Roberta Larew-Smith

    May 4, 2015

    This week's featured AMCOM employee is Ms. Roberta Larew-Smith of the AMCOM Logistics Center Distribution, Transportation & Packaging Division. Ms. Larew-Smith's commitment to the AMCOM TEAM and her experience as a Military wife and mother is proven testament to her twenty years of civil service and her passion for supporting the Soldier.

  • From the Command Historian: The Risks of Neutrality in a Dangerous World

    Apr 30, 2015

    AMCOM Command Historian looks to the past to exhibit parallels between neutrality's role in the sinking of the Lusitania and its dangers in the current global environment, while remembering those lost in the ship's sinking 100 years ago.

  • People of AMCOM: John Herrington

    Apr 27, 2015

    This week's featured AMCOM employee is John Herrington of the Field Ops Division, FMX. Mr. Herrington uses his extensive background in aviation and acquisition to support aviation logistics at AMCOM in order to deliver sustainable readiness to the Soldier.

  • Aviation team wins 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award

    Apr 24, 2015

    The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the winners of the 2015 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards. The Aviation Weapon Systems Integrated product team led by the Aviation Ground Support Equipment product office, was recognized with the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition, Small Program Award for the Halon Extinguisher Replacement Program.

  • Student-designed windmill blade outperforms manufacturer

    Apr 23, 2015

    Students throughout northern Alabama competed in the inaugural Switchblade Competition April 23 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Alabama.

  • AMCOM Inspector General

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Public Affairs

    Apr 23, 2015

  • Chaplain

    Apr 23, 2015

  • Command Initiatives Office (CIG)

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Competition Management Office

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Office

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Historian

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Internal Review and Audit Compliance Office (IRACO)

    Apr 23, 2015

  • Legal Office

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Office of Small Business Programs

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Ombudsman

    Apr 23, 2015

  • Protocol

    Apr 23, 2015

  • Safety Office

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Organizations

    Apr 23, 2015

  • AMCOM Logistics Center (ALC)

    Apr 23, 2015

  • Aviation Center Logistics Command (ACLC)

    Apr 23, 2015

  • CG updates local AUSA on Aviation

    Apr 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general spoke to Wiregrass community leaders and Soldiers to provide an update on the future of Army Aviation.

  • People of AMCOM: Nicolas Csonka

    Apr 20, 2015

    This week's featured AMCOM employee is Nicolas Csonka of the AMCOM Maintenance Programming Branch. Mr. Csonka passionately delivers readiness to the Warfighter in the field as a manager of secondary items for rotary and missile programs. His appreciation for the Soldiers and the people that he works with exemplifies the AMCOM vision.

  • New SES joins the ranks at AMC

    Apr 17, 2015

    Joining the elite ranks of the Department of Army civilian corps, Kevin J. Bostick was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony here, April 17. The promotion lands Bostick in the top one-tenth of one percent of all Army civilians.

  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.

  • AMC welcomes its 45th deputy commander

    Apr 13, 2015

    Army Materiel Command welcomed its 45th deputy commanding general in a formal ceremony here, April 13. Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche officially assumed the duties as AMC's second in command on April 10.

  • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.

  • People of AMCOM: Phylip-Michael Agee

    Apr 13, 2015

    This week's featured AMCOM employee is Phylip-Michael Agee of the AMCOM Systems Sustainment Management Division, Logistics Services Branch. Mr. Agee goes above and beyond to ensure that material handling plans are effective and in the best interest of the Warfighter, and his patriotic and positive attitude is a great asset to this organization.

  • AMC says farewell to a great Soldier, master logistician

    Apr 10, 2015

    One of the Army's highest ranking female officers said farewell in a formal ceremony Friday after nearly 35 years of military service.

  • Aviation executive gives update on fleet portfolio

    Apr 7, 2015

    Set priorities, make prudent choices and continue to modernize Army aviation systems in ways that provide the best aviation force for the nation within the resources available. That was a key message that the Army's top aviation executive relayed to attendees at the annual Army Aviation Association of America Summit March 31 in Nashville.

  • Aviation branch chief sets priorities for future

    Apr 7, 2015

    The Army's aviation branch chief relayed his priorities to industry members and the Army aviation acquisition community during his presentation at the Army Aviation Association of America Summit March 30-31 in Nashville.

  • Army receives 100th E model Apache

    Apr 7, 2015

    The Army marked another milestone and accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache attack helicopter from Boeing on March 20.

  • Disaster preparation theme for month's observance

    Apr 6, 2015

    April is America's PrepareAthon: Prepare Because You Care, and the AMCOM G-3 Protection Division is promoting awareness within the workforce about emergency situations, disaster preparedness, mitigating damage and resiliency within the community in response to emergencies.

  • People of AMCOM: Dana Benson

    Apr 6, 2015

    This week's featured AMCOM employee is Dana L. Benson of the AMCOM Logistics Center. Ms. Benson has a great appreciation for the sacrifices made by the Warfighter, and she is responsible for the review and analysis of depot level workload requirements for several aviation components.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • AMCOM Commander discusses sustaining readiness at AUSA Global Force Symposium

    Apr 2, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson serves as a panel member at the AUSA Global Force Symposium to discuss "Sustaining Army Readiness to Win in a Complex World," on Thursday, Apr. 2 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala.

  • AMC enables, sustains readiness in increasingly complex world

    Apr 1, 2015

    The Army Materiel Command's top leader said today's Army is consuming readiness as fast as it can be generated.

  • Shyu visits propulsion lab

    Mar 31, 2015

    The Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics & Technology action here, during a March 31, 2015 visit to the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate.

  • People of AMCOM: Richard Caniglia

    Mar 30, 2015

    Richard "Rick" Caniglia is this week's featured AMCOM employee. Mr. Caniglia dedicates each day to delivering readiness to the Warfighter in the form of new equipment, modernization, force integration and training.

  • Vice chief kicks off 'Quad A' by recognizing innovators

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Army's vice chief of staff kicked off the 2015 Army Aviation Association of America conference in Nashville, March 30, by highlighting some of the best aviation units in the Army.

  • UAS shifts focus to building capability

    Mar 27, 2015

    When Army Aviation first assumed proponency for the Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems, the systems were viewed as a disposable materiel solution.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • Outstanding Redstone Arsenal civilians receive annual salute

    Mar 24, 2015

    "The best Army in the world needs the best possible support, and that is what Army civilians deliver every single day." Those words from John Nerger, executive deputy to the commander of the Army Materiel Command, set the tone March 11 at the annual Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army DA Civilians of the Year Awards Dinner. Redstone dignitaries, local leaders and members of AUSA gathered at the Von Braun Center North Hall to recognize Army civilians who go above and beyond in their contribution to keeping their organizations "Army Strong."

  • Redstone senior commander sees strength in diversity

    Mar 24, 2015

    When it comes to the military, Redstone senior commander Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion is "one in a million" -- one of more than 1.4 million diverse faces who serve their country day in and day out. McQuistion addressed members of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Class 28 as part of their diversity day, the first of its kind for a Leadership Huntsville class. Speaking on "Diversity in the Armed Forces," McQuistion spoke to the successes and challenges the military has seen in embracing diversity, as well as how attitudes regarding diversity have changed over the course of her career that spans more than three decades.

  • People of AMCOM: Christopher Love

    Mar 23, 2015

    This week's featured AMCOM employee is Christopher L. Love, from the Distribution, Transportation & Packaging Division. Mr. Love's hard work ensures that all materials and commodities are efficiently transported to the point of need, and his dedication to supporting the Soldier exemplifies the AMCOM mission.

  • Army completes second test firing of Multi-Mission Launcher program

    Mar 23, 2015

    The Army's Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2-Intercept Product Office conducted the launches with support from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • AMCOM Special Staff

    Mar 20, 2015

  • First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

    Mar 20, 2015

    Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

  • Senior Executive Service promotion ceremony held for Dr. Juanita Harris

    Mar 20, 2015

    A ceremony was held to promote U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's newly selected senior executive Dr. Juanita Harris. Effective since Feb. 22, Harris will serve as the director for AMRDEC's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate.

  • AMC seeks to ignite a passion for federal service

    Mar 20, 2015

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the first-ever Academia Day for career counselors of universities, colleges, trade/vocational schools and other academic institutions here, March 20.

  • Commentary: Army researchers seek future aviation gains

    Mar 19, 2015

    Aviation is a foundational capability the Army brings to the joint force to prevent conflict, shape security environments and dominate the battlefield.

  • Aviation and missile scientist selected as 2015 AHS Technical Fellow Award

    Mar 19, 2015

    An Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center scientist has been selected as a 2015 American Helicopter Society Technical Fellow.

  • Brigade commanders receive pep talk at AMCOM

    Mar 18, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson stresses the importance of keeping open relationships within the air defense community and providing sustainable readiness to Soldiers at AMCOM 101 for Patriot Air Defenders, Mar. 10-11, in Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Army Study Program Management Office Recognizes Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 16, 2015

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month. This has been a hot issue for the Army for years, as Soldiers return from theater with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting from combat. TBIs contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability every year. The incidences of TBI in service members increased as the use of IEDs have become more prevalent on the battlefield. From the calendar year 2000 through the first quarter of 2011, over 200,000 service members had been identified as having sustained a TBI.

  • People of AMCOM: Willis Morris

    Mar 16, 2015

    This week's featured AMCOM employee is Mr. Willis Morris of the Field Support & Readiness Directorate, Operations Division. Mr. Morris is responsible for property administration for all AMCOM CONUS locations, and we would like to thank him for his support and commitment to the Warfighter.

  • AMCOM commander addresses mission for next decade

    Mar 13, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson addresses APBI attendees, focusing on delivering readiness to the Warfighter as the emphasis of AMCOM's new mission and vision statements, Mar. 4 in Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • Future of Army Aviation: Q&A with AMCOM leader

    Mar 12, 2015

    Army aviators depend on the Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to ensure aviation readiness with seamless transition to combat operations.

  • Inventions benefit Warfighter, educate community

    Mar 9, 2015

    Three innovations created by the Aviation Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center are among the "101 Rocket City Inventions" currently on display at Huntsville's Space and Rocket Center.

  • People of AMCOM: Bill Zwissler

    Mar 9, 2015

    Mr. Bill Zwissler is this week's featured employee in "People of AMCOM," the series that allows us to recognize the achievements made by the outstanding AMCOM workforce. Mr. Zwissler's leadership in the ALC NET/MF Division exemplifies the type of leadership and character qualities embodied by the AMCOM vision statement and priorities, and we would like to thank him for always putting "People first, Soldiers always" in his support of the Warfighter.

  • Advanced dashboard may change Army aviation future

    Mar 4, 2015

    A futuristic dashboard could change the way Army aviation operates, allowing for autonomous location tracking and updates on the health of an aircraft even at the material level.

  • Army aviation researchers focus on rotorcraft

    Mar 3, 2015

    Army rotorcraft of the future will depend on the imaginations and engineering prowess of scientists, researchers and aviators at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army engineers define future aviation fleet

    Mar 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today.

  • People of AMCOM: Glenn Williams

    Mar 2, 2015

    This week's "People of AMCOM" features Glenn Williams, a G-4 Environmental Division employee dedicated to providing environmentally sustainable and compliant materials and processes to the Warfighter.

  • It's all about that bass for barbershop singer

    Mar 2, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- For A.D. Barksdale, being on the same sheet of music is more than just a cliché.

  • Army seeks to boost aircraft performance, survivability

    Mar 1, 2015

    Army researchers, scientists and engineers are moving forward to develop aviation technology solutions to support future Soldiers.

  • People of AMCOM: EuGene Roberts

    Feb 23, 2015

    This week "People of AMCOM" recognizes EuGene Roberts, AMCOM G-1, for his contributions to the efficiency and effectiveness of AMCOM's Human Resources practices and policies.

  • Army selects AMRDEC engineer for Senior Executive Service

    Feb 19, 2015

    Dr. Juanita M. Harris has been appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service.

  • Apache aircrews fire for qualification

    Feb 19, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Infantry Division conducted a live-fire aerial gunnery to certify AH-64E Apache crews.

  • People of AMCOM: Elizabeth Blackmon

    Feb 16, 2015

    Elizabeth Blackmon is the first employee recognized by new initiative, "People of AMCOM," which highlights the hard work of AMCOM employees through public recognition on internal and external website platforms.

  • Aviation Senior Leader Forum: Leaders chart course for Branch's future

    Feb 13, 2015

    Army Aviation leaders gathered on Fort Rucker Feb. 2-5 to chart the course for the Branch's future.

  • Materiel Management Summit concludes, issues addressed

    Feb 13, 2015

  • Aviation units receive top honors

    Feb 13, 2015

    Aviators from across the Army received recognition for their outstanding efforts in 2014 at the Army Aviation Association of America Functional Awards ceremony Feb. 4 in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • AMCOM recognized by Society of Government Meeting Professionals

    Feb 12, 2015

    AMCOM Protocol team Barbie Baugh and Liz Blackmon receive recognition for special program, "U.S. Flag Protocol," presented to The Society of Government Meeting Professionals, Rocket City Chapter, Jan. 27, 2015.

  • Army scientists discover how to predict damage in future military vehicles

    Feb 11, 2015

    Army researchers made an important discovery during metals testing that could impact the way the structural health of current and future military vehicles are deemed "healthy and more efficient."

  • AMCOM recognizes employees with new series, "People of AMCOM"

    Feb 11, 2015

    AMCOM announces new article series that will recognize its outstanding employees for their support in delivering readiness to the Soldiers. Nominees will be featured on social media sites and in the local newspaper at the request of their supervisors.

  • Army aviation balances worldwide missions with training, readiness

    Feb 2, 2015

    Army aviation operates in worldwide missions while balancing the challenges of the deployments with maintaining training and readiness, Army aviation commanders said.