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  • Lean Army times make for challenges

    Apr 5, 2012

    Top Arsenal civilian encourages graduates to use leadership skills

  • Personnel center cares to improve

    Mar 13, 2012

    As the largest civilian human resources activity in the Army, the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center at Redstone Arsenal is working to set the military standard for human resources support to managers and employees.

  • Hobby sends Soldier soaring over local area

    Mar 13, 2012

    Timing can mean everything for a pilot.

  • Sparkman High students send care packages

    Mar 13, 2012

    Students from Sparkman High are sending care packages and letters to Soldiers serving in Afghanistan, including many who are alumni.

  • Driver's ed, SAT course on horizon for SKIES

    Mar 13, 2012

    When life's major milestones await, look no further than Child Youth and School Service's SKIES Unlimited program to help your teenager prepare.

  • Skills program helps kids reach for the stars

    Mar 13, 2012

    Little Gracie Parker is in constant motion.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot begins pilot program to save energy

    Mar 9, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot is taking steps to go green and reduce energy consumption to save money with a pilot program.

  • Lunch, learn Lean Six Sigma

    Mar 8, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "What is a headache right now in my job? What is waste in my job right now?" Terrance Wilson, Lean Six Sigma Deputy Deployment Director and Master Black Belt asked in a lean six sigma training session.

  • Ex-Navy captain lifts space legacy

    Mar 7, 2012

    Her life may be firmly grounded on Earth, but Dr. Deborah Barnhart dreams of space travel, stars and planets, and the next space habitat.

  • Army helicopters being built in Huntsville

    Mar 7, 2012

    Upgrades to the OH-58F Kiowa will roll out of the Tennessee Valley.

  • International military officers see Army's face to world

    Mar 7, 2012

    USASAC provides a tour of capabilities for our partners.

  • 'That's just like my dad'

    Mar 7, 2012

    A surprise reunion reminds a father of all he missed while deployed.

  • Family moments make video visit special

    Mar 7, 2012

    Love for Soldiers of the 115th sent through teleconference

  • Classroom surprise makes homecoming fun

    Mar 7, 2012

    An Afghanistan deployment ends with happy reunion

  • Soldier Soars To NASA Heights

    Feb 29, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Timothy "T.J." Creamer has retired from the Army. But he has not left the mission behind.

  • 'Best Kept Secret In The Army'

    Feb 15, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the Army's best kept secrets just got a higher profile. The commander of the Aviation and Missile Command's Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, made appearances in a big way last week to tout the accomplishments of the only functional aviation depot within the Department of Defense. Col. Christopher Carlile spoke Feb. 8 at the Worldwide Aviation Logistics Conference held at Bob Jones Auditorium and later that day at the Army Aviation Association of America's Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium at the Von Braun Center.

  • Aviation gives troops decisive edge

    Feb 15, 2012

    Army aviation is flying high because of the Soldiers on the ground and the civilians who support the program.

  • Mission becomes battle for treasure

    Feb 15, 2012

    When telling how his team recovered more than 6,000 of Iraq's treasures from eight different countries, Marine Reserve Col. Matthew Bogdanos is very much like a tour guide, taking his audiences on a journey deep into ancient history.

  • AMCOM team eliminating invalid transaction orders

    Feb 15, 2012

    Back Orders -- the bane of shoppers -- are especially baneful for Soldiers deployed across the globe.

  • Collyar to become the next commander of AMCOM

    Feb 15, 2012

    The Army chief of staff has announced that Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar will be assigned as commander of the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Army takes care of its own

    Feb 15, 2012

    The 2012 Army Emergency Relief campaign will open March 1 and continue through May 15.

  • Discussions center on aviation challenges

    Feb 15, 2012

    The most important aspect to maintaining Army aviation through today's cost-cutting environment is ensuring that communication lines remain open between the Army and its industry contractors.

  • Nation's budget affects future of aviation

    Feb 15, 2012

    Two of Redstone Arsenal's aviation leaders emphasized the need to move forward with aviation goals, adapting and changing to accommodate Army needs and budget constraints.

  • Army Attacks Hardware Corrosion

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Scott Reis is on a mission. An anti-corrosion mission, that is. He and fellow Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center employees carry out the mission of the Aviation and Missile Command's Corrosion Program Office to promote corrosion prevention programs for a wide range of AMCOM systems.

  • U.S. Reputation Goes Long Way Worldwide

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The reputation of the U.S. and its Army stands tall with foreign governments.

  • Prototype Integration Facility Creates Real World Solutions

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Necessity truly is the mother of invention at the Prototype Integration Facility. Most of the inventions conceived at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Engineering Directorate PIF were inspired by war fighters' needs for rapid solutions to shortfalls or problems within the theater of operations.

  • Wall Honors Leaders In Nation's Missile Defense

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Jan. 26 th annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association included a tribute to the past with the unveiling of a Wall of Honor featuring leading scientists, business people and government civilians whose early contributions to the nation's space and missile defense have made it what it is today.

  • Space Capabilities Rank High For Decisive Force

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the Department of Defense and the Army look for ways to reduce forces while increasing strategic capabilities, the leader of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is confident his organization will continue to provide capabilities essential to the Army's core strength.

  • Army Civilians Take On Leadership Basics

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Good Army leaders start with the basics -- safety, training, and ensuring Soldier and family strength both physically and spiritually.

  • FMWR Focuses On Postwide Family Fun Activities

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All communities are defined by their quality of life. And that's no exception at Redstone Arsenal.

  • AMCOM Commander Encourages Ideas From Workers

    Jan 25, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dwight Eisenhower, general of the Army and 34th president of the United States, said "Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him."

  • SMA Chandler: 'We have an incredible Army'

    Jan 18, 2012

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala., happened to be a test ground for more than missiles and helicopters on Jan. 10-11, 2012.

  • She Relishes Opportunity To Make A Difference

    Jan 18, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Spouses of the military deserve a chance to see the Army, too.

  • Busy Installation Enters New Era

    Jan 18, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Reshaping Redstone Arsenal is a continuing project

  • Meeting Demands of Changing Army

    Jan 4, 2012

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, is beginning the year with a strong sense of pride.

  • USASAC Employee Receives LSS Master Black Belt Certification

    Jan 4, 2012

    A United States Security Assistance Command, employee recently became the organization's first person to achieve the Army's highest Lean Six Sigma certification.

  • Pentagon Official Praises Arsenal Capabilities

    Jan 4, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal's "red carpet" was rolled out in December for a top Army official whose awareness of Arsenal programs and capabilities could well lead to a higher profile when it comes to funding of installation services, and energy security and management.

  • Soldier Support Begins With AMCOM

    Jan 4, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The employee team at the Aviation and Missile Command doesn't, for the most part, visit Soldiers in the field.

  • Military Offers Opportunities Of A Lifetime

    Jan 4, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the Formica family, commitment is a two-way street.

  • AMCOM Presents Fiscal 2011 Competition Award

    Jan 4, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A photo from the Army website showed Soldiers doing pull-ups under the watchful eyes of drill sergeants.

  • Ugandans train on Raven unmanned aircraft system

    Jan 4, 2012

    Eight members of the Ugandan air force received training on the Raven Dec. 12-23, 2011.

  • Temporary Job Positions Becamse 31-Year Career

    Jan 4, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Carolyn Caudle started working for the government at age 19 with a temporary position in the office of Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger, one of the nine original scientists from Dr. Wernher von Braun's team living in the U.S. at the time.

  • Trip To Pacific Showcases Nation's Strength

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For Soldiers throughout the world, the support of the Aviation and Missile Command is just a video teleconference or email away. But sometimes that support comes in the form of actual "boots on the ground" visits by senior leadership who want a better understanding of the issues and working conditions of Soldiers who are trained and experienced in fielding the aviation and missile systems managed by the command.

  • Construction Begins On Missile Production Facility

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Earth is being moved to make way once again for missile production on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Doing The Right Thing For This Community

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's not every month that police, fire and security personnel get recognized for their commitment to a job that requires working in challenging situations, hazardous conditions and threatening environments.

  • Redstone Has Procedure For Weather Emergencies

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- You get emails from emergency operations centers on post about it, interruptions of programs on the TV and radio about it, and folks talking about it in the next cubicle. What is it? The weather. And we've had lots of it in 2011.

  • AMCOM Urged To Become More Efficient

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers wants you to help change this command for the better.

  • Arsenal Back In Rail Business

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A major upgrade related to the Redstone Gateway business development project near Gate 9 is bringing the sound of train whistles back to Redstone Arsenal.

  • JROTC Students Encouraged To Pursue Their Goals

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- What's the best branch of the military? The JROTC students at Sparkman High School were asked this by AMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Yates, the speaker at their Career Day on Nov. 30. He got the expected resounding reply of "Army!" Then he corrected them.

  • Tree Lighting Sends Holiday Greetings To Troops

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As Team Redstone wished Mackinzie and Mikayla McDonald a merry Christmas, the 12-year-old McDonald twins were hard at work making sure Soldiers overseas got the same holiday greetings.

  • Local Gym Inspires Army Boxer's Return To Ring

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Judge thought his boxing days were over. But everything changed when he saw something while driving in his truck in Huntsville.

  • Workers Recognized For Serving In War Zones

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Soldiers, civilians and contractors weren't the only ones recognized at the Dec. 1 deployed work force ceremony.

  • 'Good Leadership Can Be Contagious'

    Dec 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Credibility. The ability to inspire belief and trust. That's what every command sergeant major -- every Soldier and civilian, in fact -- should strive for as they serve the Army. Developed with a mix of experience, knowledge, leadership capabilities and commitment to the Army values, credibility is the key to success in the Army. For Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling of the Army Materiel Command, it is what he hopes to bring to the table every time he talks with the command's civilian and Soldier work force, and when he advises its four-star commander.

  • Sending Their Love Through Pictures

    Nov 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Jacqueline Broadenax, 3, knows how to take pictures. The budding photographer likes to run around with a little pink digital camera to snap pictures of her mom, grandmother and baby sister.

  • Kiowa Pilot Caps Career with Flying Cross

    Nov 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Children have a way of keeping you planted firmly on the ground. And for Chief Warrant Officer 4 Patrick Benson, that can be a major feat these days.

  • Marathoner runs to support wounded warriors

    Nov 28, 2011

    Victoria Leavell's association with Homes for Our Troops took her on the run of a lifetime.

  • Volunteers Adorn Veterans' Graves With Wreaths

    Nov 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- They do it to honor those who have ever had to spend a holiday away from a loved one, and to remember those that never made it home.

  • 'A Tragedy That Never Goes Away'

    Nov 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the Army's most influential leaders during Operation Iraqi Freedom has a lot of gratitude for the lessons he learned while attending the University of Southern Mississippi.

  • Wounded veteran receives key to new home, life

    Nov 28, 2011

    Homes for Our Troops gave retired Cpl. Jeffery Williams the keys to his brand new home, built just for him, in a key ceremony Saturday.

  • Citizen Soldiers Thanked for Making Difference

    Nov 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Reserve Lt. Col. Thomas Howko drove 6 1/2 hours just so he could participate in a Welcome Home Warrior Citizen Award Ceremony held Saturday in Bob Jones Auditorium.

  • 'Calling All Of Us To Duty'

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Ten years can seem like a long time. But when you are working to raise $3 million from community donors while at the same time designing and building a top-class memorial that represents local veterans, you need every single bit of that decade.

  • Parade Inspires With Red, White and Blue

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Lt. Gen. Richard Formica didn't stay on the reviewing stand for very long.

  • Veteran Honorees Recognized During Luncheon

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--This year's Veteran of the Year isn't a veteran. Rather, the awardee is a group of veterans along with spouses, friends and supporters who have used their love of motorcycles and the patriotic image of motorcycle riders to create a group that provides support at local veteran events, including Honor Flights, veteran funeral services, Soldier deployment and welcome home ceremonies, and Memorial Day and Veterans Day activities.

  • Wounded Warriors Receive Red Carpet Treatment

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Their names and faces he did not know, but Sgt. Anthony Tipton knew exactly where they had been and what they were going through.

  • Korean War veterans get overdue welcome home

    Nov 16, 2011

    Sixty years after their country forgot them, the Tennessee Valley's Korean War veterans finally received the fanfare and recognition they deserve.

  • Army Stands For Opportunity For Women

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Glass ceilings are hard to find in the Army.

  • Making A Home Without Their Hero

    Nov 16, 2011

    MERIDIANVILLE -- After 11 years of living the life of an Army wife who's always getting ready for the next move, Sharonda Grandberry is finally settling her family down in a place that will be their forever home.

  • Military Moms Hold Onto Each Other For Support

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They do things that no one else can quite understand --visiting Alaska in minus 62 degree temperatures just for a chance to see their child, keeping up the Christmas tree and decorations long after the holidays have passed, and retracing the spot where their son had etched his initials on the brick of their home every two weeks. But for the Blue Star Mothers of Morgan County, as military moms, it's a sense of understanding that unites them.

  • Family Of Survivors Continues Military Tradition

    Nov 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The spirit and legacy of retired Lt. Col. Terry Payne and his son Matt propels Tanner Payne forward.

  • 'The Most Honorable Thing I've Done'

    Nov 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Veterans Day was extra special for combat veterans like Rick Knight. He spent Nov. 11 with his family at Huntsville's traditional Veterans Day parade downtown. He watched his 18-year-old son, Griffith, march as a member of Grissom High's JROTC. And he met up with some of the guys he served with in the Army. "It's probably the most honorable thing I've ever done. Hands down," Knight said of his service in the Persian Gulf War. "I'll never be able to recreate that kind of teamwork or esprit de corps."

  • Special Olympics Has Golden Day At Track

    Nov 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Milton Frank Stadium went through a transformation Oct. 25, filling up with hundreds of cheering fans and competing athletes.

  • Honoring History Of Rocketry Accomplishments

    Nov 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Retired Brig. Gen. Larry Capps is walking in the shadow of one of his heroes.

  • Bold Ideas Campaign

    Nov 3, 2011

    AMC Bold Ideas Campaign

  • Bold Ideas Campaign

    Nov 3, 2011

  • Parade Of Thanks For Veterans

    Nov 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It's that time of year when Huntsville celebrates its "red, white and blue."

  • Change Expected As Army Adapts With Budget

    Nov 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army -- its Soldiers, civilians and contractors -- can learn a lot from baseball.

  • Total Army Family Gathers To Resolve Issues

    Nov 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For 23 years, Team Redstone has made a mission out of ensuring the installation and the Army are the best they can possibly be. This year was no different as individuals from across the Arsenal gathered to raise the standard of excellence a little higher.

  • Soldier Son Completes His Own Army Journey

    Nov 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Thomas Shelton was a career Soldier who retired in 1979 after 21 years of service. His son Tim followed in his footsteps.

  • Daughter In Boots Continues Family Tradition

    Nov 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--As a little girl, Pvt. Lakisha Scott said she didn't want to be like her mom or dad when she grew up.

  • Energy Expenses Drain Taxpayers' Dollars

    Oct 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone's utility bill remains a heavy burden.

  • Steam Energy Carries Heat To Arsenal

    Oct 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--High-tech energy often begins with low-tech input.

  • Arsenal Builds Up To Energy Savings

    Oct 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone Arsenal is showing its "green."

  • Soldier Runs In Memory Of Battle Buddy

    Oct 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--From the outside looking in, Lt. Col. Greg Fortier seems like any other determined runner on track to make a good time in completing yet another marathon.

  • Community Takes Stand For Homeless Veterans

    Oct 26, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--They came for a hot meal, a warm bed and a chance to get off the streets, but more importantly, they came for a new lease on life.

  • Survivor Families Spend Day Of Fall Festival Fellowship

    Oct 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With determination and a smile on his face, KayCee Chaney, 4, put paintbrush to pumpkin, crafting his own work of art and proudly displaying it for all to see. But it wasn't just his pretty pumpkin he was smiling about -- it was the chance to be with kids just like him. Gold Star kids.

  • Redstone Retains Ten-Miler Titles

    Oct 19, 2011

    WASHINGTON -- A sunny fall morning greeted the runners who converged Oct. 9 near the Pentagon for the 27th annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • Soldier Walks Journey Of Self-Worth

    Oct 19, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Sgt. 1st Class Lance Green has walked far in his Soldier's boots.

  • 'Sacrifice' Brings Memorial Closer To Reality

    Oct 19, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--A local symbol for "Sacrifice" was on display briefly last week at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Huntsville.

  • Missile Defense Agency opens doors to future

    Oct 12, 2011

    On display outside the new Von Braun III on Thursday were two pieces of hardware; a training model of the Ground Based Interceptor and a THAAD Launcher Model, which represent the advanced missile technology that the Missile Defense Agency is known for.

  • Surviving Spouse On New Path

    Oct 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--There's a lot of change going on in Emily McFall's life these days.

  • Career Day Paves Path Toward Job Opportunity

    Oct 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The annual Redstone Career Day was a success, according to Terrence Hamil, the work force developmental specialist for AMCOM's Integrated Materiel Management Center.

  • Financial Fitness Delivers Peace Of Mind To Consumers

    Oct 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Sgt. Andrew Dykes was living paycheck to paycheck.

  • Coupon Clipping To The Extreme Makes Good Cents

    Oct 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Linda Dunivant wants to cut her weekly grocery bill from $100 to $75. Joanne Terek just may save enough money at the checkout to save up for a vacation. And Cindy Spidel finds no shame in being called the "coupon queen."

  • Sounding Alarm For Fire Safety

    Oct 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It's been said that Redstone Arsenal is much like a small city with amenities and services that support a work force, residential families and visitors.

  • Army Executive Sees Redstone As Critical Asset To Nation

    Oct 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--A top Pentagon official visited last week but it wasn't her first time at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Redstone Takes Action On Quality Of Life

    Oct 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Diversity. That's what Carie Green wants to see around the table when members of the Redstone Arsenal community come together to discuss issues during this year's Army Family Action Plan conference. But that diversity is not limited to race, gender or religious affiliation. It also has to do with employment status -- civilian, contractor, retiree and military -- and tenant representation.

  • Combined Campaign Makes Giving Easier

    Oct 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Bill Fowler remembers what it was like before the Combined Federal Campaign. In 1972, at installations overseas where the Combined Federal Campaign had not yet migrated, enlisted Soldiers stood in line every payday to receive cash for their pay. Then, with cash in hand, they had to pass by various organizations and charities asking for a contribution from the Soldier's pocket.

  • New Commander Happy To Join The USASAC Family

    Oct 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This product of a military family says he's happy with his newest affiliation. Maj. Gen. Del Turner has become the commander of the Army Security Assistance Command. On Sept. 30 he succeeded Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker, who retired after 32 years of service.

  • Honoring History Of Rocketry Accomplishments

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Retired Brig. Gen. Larry Capps is walking in the shadow of one of his heroes.

  • Military Retirees Have Their Day

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Members of the military retiree community are urged to keep informed about their benefits, especially during these times of dwindling resources.

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