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  • Garrison senior NCO ready to serve Team Redstone

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It doesn't matter whether you are in uniform or not, Command Sgt. Maj. Bob Lehtonen is your command sergeant major.

  • Helping Save Lives One Heartbeat At A Time

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It all started with the heartbeat of an idea. While searching for a project that would benefit their fellow employees, a group of LIFT team members kept coming back to the same question: "What's better than trying to save a life?" They had other ideas for projects that would improve the working environment for the Aviation and Missile Command's employees, but doing something that could potentially help save the life of a co-worker won out every time.

  • Wounded Warrior Shares Journey Of Faith

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Let your conscience -- and the Bible -- be your guide. A slightly different spin on the classic "Pinocchio" adage, but one that Vietnam veteran and wounded warrior Allen Clark lives by. Clark, now an author and speaker, spoke Nov. 2 at Bicentennial Chapel and shared his journey from the central highlands of South Vietnam where in 1968, he was injured in a mortar attack at Dak To Special Forces Camp and as a result, had both legs amputated below the knees.

  • Office's New Director Likes Alabama Home

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While many members of Team Redstone hail from outside the Tennessee Valley, you will be hard pressed to find anyone who has traveled as far as Kenneth Edland.

  • Aviation enterprise views challenges on horizon

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Army aviation community had the opportunity to collaborate and work together to continue to lean forward to provide the best equipment to the Soldiers at the Army Aviation Association of America's 41st annual Joseph P. Cribbins Symposium at the Von Braun Center on Nov. 5-6.

  • Quilts Given To Veterans Represent Thanks

    Nov 10, 2014

    They reflect the nation's patriotic colors. They often showcase a traditional pattern -- Ohio Star, Fence Rail, Churn Dash and Log Cabin, to name a few. Many feature patriotic images, such as a Bald Eagle, U.S. flag or a praying Soldier. And all carry the Quilts of Valor label. But these quilts are most remembered for the combat veterans they honor.

  • Military Families Honored On Day Of Deployed

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Veteran memorials are meant to bring back memories of heroism and sacrifice. So, with Huntsville's Veterans Memorial as a backdrop, state Sen. Bill Holtzclaw didn't have any problems encouraging his audience to think about the deployments service members and their families have endured in the post-9/11 era.

  • Inspiring Wounded Warrior Runs Over Obstacles

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There are no excuses. Supportive and loving family relationships. Career success. Being physically fit. Growing into the person you were meant to be. If you want it, you can do it.You can do it, even when you have endured war, confronted post traumatic stress disorder, and encountered the challenges of losing an arm and a leg. That's the message wounded Iraq war veteran Noah Galloway delivered to Aviation and Missile Command employees who nearly packed the Bob Jones Auditorium to hear him speak at the invitation of the organization's 2014 Advanced Lift (Leader Investment for Tomorrow) Class.

  • Program Builds Home For Wounded Warrior's Family

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The house at 148 Autumn Cove in Madison is more than just four walls and a roof. For Cpl. Brandon Johnson and his wife Tiffany, it will be home.

  • Students Tour Redstone Science Laboratories

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lessons from the classroom came to life Oct. 23 for ninth- and 10th-graders at Ardmore High School, as they paid a visit to Redstone Arsenal to learn more about the career opportunities and work that is done at Redstone Test Center and Marshall Space Flight Center.

  • Multi-Mission Launcher Completes Successful Test Firing

    Nov 5, 2014

    The Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center successfully fired three missile interceptors from the Indirect Fire Protection Capability Increment 2 Block 1 Multi-Mission Launcher launch tube at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif. the week of Oct. 27.

  • Nashville Rotarians welcome senior Army leaders and WWII vets

    Nov 5, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior leader kicked off a week's worth of events and recognition ceremonies in honor of Veterans Day with the eighth largest Rotary Club in the world, Nov. 3.

  • AMC's senior civilian speaks at 2014 Army Operations Research Symposium

    Nov 4, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- John B. Nerger, U.S. Army Materiel Command's executive deputy to the commanding general, served as the keynote speaker at the Army Operations Research Symposium 2014 (AORS) held at the Team C4ISR Mallette Training Facility here Nov. 4.

  • Operation Hopes To Wipe Out Veteran Homelessness

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One homeless veteran is one veteran too many. Which is why Operation Stand Down Huntsville will not rest until that number reaches zero. Operation Stand Down returns to lend a helping hand to the Huntsville area's approximately 100 homeless veterans Oct. 17-19 at the True Light Church of God in Christ, 6380 Pulaski Pike. While the annual three-day event has become a staple in the Rocket City, that was never the goal for organizers, who would rather wipe out homelessness among veterans entirely rather than organize a stand down for the next 30 years.

  • Deli Manager Sees Success Despite Blindness

    Oct 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chili burgers, polish sausage, chicken salad and soft serve ice cream -- Groce's Deli has a little bit of everything that's good when it comes to feeding the employees at the Sparkman Center. But, behind the cash register, the deli offers something not often seen on Redstone Arsenal, a man who years ago lost his eyesight but continues on much like a person not hindered by a disability. Deli manager Jesse Groce greets his customers, accepts payment and counts out change, and runs the business with efficiency and finesse. The only indication that he is blind are the sunglasses that are standard wear, and the customers who tell him what they are buying and how much money they are giving him.

  • 'Best Installation On Planet' Sees Leadership Change

    Oct 6, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Tradition ruled the day Sept. 26 when Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle Crump passed on the noncommissioned officers sword that marked a change of responsibility within the Garrison's leadership ranks.

  • Unmanned aircraft soar with new capabilities for Apache teaming

    Oct 6, 2014

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, has once again pushed the envelope of technology for its family of unmanned aircraft systems.

  • Garrison Senior NCO Looks Toward Future With Family

    Sep 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle Crump has been involved with several Arsenal projects during his two years of service with the Garrison -- Newcomers Briefing, Readiness and Resiliency training, the Transition Assistance Program, JROTC Day, NCO Call and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers or BOSS, to name a few.

  • 'I Have Been A Recipient Of Your Hard Work'

    Sep 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "My name is Richardson and I'm a Soldier." Those were the words of introduction spoken by Maj. Gen. Jim Richardson on Sept. 9 to open his first town hall as the commander of the Aviation and Missile Command. And following his informal introduction, he told the nearly packed Bob Jones Auditorium one thing: "Thank you."

  • Patriot Day Tribute Brings Memories Of Tragic Day

    Sep 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A resounding chorus of "God Bless America" -- helped along by members of the Alabama A&M Choir -- could be heard in the halls around Bob Jones Auditorium on Sept. 11 as a Patriot Day audience reaffirmed its belief in America's strength, liberty and freedom against the threat of terrorism.

  • Protecting Environment With Hazard-Free Helicopter Solvents

    Sep 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Leslie Hasenbein has a lot of dirt and grease on her mind. But it's not of the garden variety or the household strain. It doesn't involve making hands germ-free, getting stains out of clothes or making the kitchen spotless. Rather, it has to do with the dirt and grease that invariably lands in all kinds of places on the Army's helicopters.

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

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • Lightning strikes for environmental tests on equipment

    Aug 25, 2014

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

  • Shadow Unmanned Aircraft Team Gets New Leader

    Aug 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, long one of the most popular in the Army's fleet, is beginning to reap the benefits of a "reset" decision that will make it a go-to system for every combat action brigade in theater.

  • Army launches new blog aimed at the Civilian profession

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Army has rolled out a new blog series, titled Army Civilian Workforce Transformation, on the service's official blog, Army Live.

  • Two-star family

    Aug 21, 2014

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

  • Redstone Returnee Leads Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Aug 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- No matter how the Army's restructuring program evolves in the years to come, there is one aviation program that is sure to continue its upward climb among Army combatant commanders and their Soldiers.

  • Employees gain a new perspective on how 'AMC provides'

    Jul 10, 2014

    Headquarters personnel seeing the broad impacts of their decisions and efforts is a rare occasion in professional development, but July 9, U.S. Army Materiel Command employees made the trip from the cubicle to the factory line to see one of AMC's 23 Organic Industrial Base facilities.

  • 'AMCOM Is Truly Making A Difference'

    Jun 20, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Take it from a two-star general who has been "boots on the ground" in recent months: the Aviation and Missile Command sustains the equipment on which the Army builds its Soldier strength.

  • Vice chief: Army aviation needs its innovators to stay

    May 7, 2014

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

  • Army aviation soaring high despite plummeting budget

    May 7, 2014

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

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

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Leaders converge at CCAD for Organic Industrial Base summit

    May 1, 2014

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

  • Nimble Titan examines future multinational cooperation opportunities for missile defense

    May 1, 2014

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

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

    Apr 22, 2014

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

  • Supply chain transformation earns AMC top award

    Apr 11, 2014

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

  • ASC touts capabilities, achievements to AMC leadership at roundtable

    Apr 2, 2014

  • 'Moving forward without forgetting'

    Apr 2, 2014

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

  • Grateful community embraces Vietnam veterans

    Apr 2, 2014

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

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

    Mar 27, 2014

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

  • UAS employee recognized with Prometheus award

    Mar 25, 2014

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

  • Army celebrates 2 million hours of unmanned aircraft flight

    Mar 19, 2014

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

  • Teams cited for outstanding Performance Based Logistics performance

    Mar 19, 2014

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

  • McMorrow labs commemorates 50 years with ceremony

    Mar 13, 2014

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

  • Teams cited for outstanding logistics performance

    Mar 13, 2014

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

  • Fifty Years Of Taking Technology To Troops

    Mar 12, 2014

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

  • Panel addresses Anti-Access/Area Denial at AUSA

    Feb 28, 2014

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

  • AMC Small Business Represents Big Business

    Feb 26, 2014

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

  • Army Emergency Relief Fundraising Begin

    Feb 26, 2014

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

  • Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

    Feb 24, 2014

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

  • Army exhibit showcases 'leap-ahead' technologies

    Feb 21, 2014

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

  • Missile Defense Leader Describes Expanding Mission

    Feb 6, 2014

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

  • Army Aviation Sees Change In Leadership

    Feb 5, 2014

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

  • Research center paved way for development

    Feb 5, 2014

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

  • Team Redstone salutes departing AMRDEC director

    Feb 5, 2014

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

  • Go for the Green

    Feb 5, 2014

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

  • Mobile classes address specific contracting concerns

    Feb 4, 2014

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

  • CCAD Welcomes New Depot Sergeant Major

    Feb 3, 2014

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

  • Leadership lessons from AMC's top civilian

    Jan 31, 2014

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

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

    Jan 29, 2014

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

  • PEO Aviation changes leadership

    Jan 27, 2014

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

  • You Are the First Line of Defense

    Oct 1, 2013

    The cyber threat to our Army and our Nation has become pervasive and increasingly sophisticated. There is an inherent risk to our forces, our Soldiers and our communities. Adversaries constantly probe and attempt to exploit our networks, seeking information that is personal in nature such as personally identifiable information, and operational in nature to access, exploit and impact our military capabilities.

  • Army Safe Autumn Campaign now available

    Sep 4, 2013

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

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

    Sep 3, 2013

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

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

    Aug 29, 2013

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

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

    Aug 14, 2013

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

  • The Skinny on CCAD's Zero Clients

    Jul 24, 2013

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

  • A New Commander Comes to CCAD

    Jul 18, 2013

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

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

    Jul 1, 2013

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

  • Via addresses workforce in global town hall

    Jun 28, 2013

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

  • Army aviation executive updates industry members

    Jun 24, 2013

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

  • Refining AMC's mission and vision

    Jun 21, 2013

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

  • AMC receives four value engineering awards

    Jun 20, 2013

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

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

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

  • Putting the brakes on aviation breakdowns

    Jun 18, 2013

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

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

    Jun 14, 2013

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

  • Engineers quickly return Kiowa to flight in Afghanistan

    May 31, 2013

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

  • Hagel Issues Memo Directing Preparations for Civilian Furloughs

    May 15, 2013

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

  • Command welcomes new Deputy, who recieves significant award

    May 15, 2013

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

  • AMC commander shares thoughts on leadership with ALU graduates

    May 13, 2013

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

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

    Apr 26, 2013

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

  • CCAD Wins 2012 Robert M. Leich Award

    Apr 26, 2013

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

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

    Apr 26, 2013

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

  • Chinook team drives hard bargain

    Apr 25, 2013

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

  • Black Hawk helicopters fit for Jordanian king

    Apr 23, 2013

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

  • AMC garners four Army awards

    Apr 23, 2013

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

  • Know it or blow it - Aviation Safety

    Apr 18, 2013

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

  • South Korea to buy Apache Attack helicopters through FMS

    Apr 17, 2013

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

  • Letterkenny Army Depot earns ninth Shingo prize

    Apr 15, 2013

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

  • Administrative professional wear multiple hats

    Apr 15, 2013

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

  • Leadership In Combat And At Peace Begins With Trust

    Mar 27, 2013

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

  • New sensors test trailer delivers savings for Army

    Mar 25, 2013

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

  • Pentagon Delays Sending Furlough Notices to Civilian Workforce

    Mar 22, 2013

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

  • AMC chief of staff earns his second star

    Mar 11, 2013

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

  • AMCOM workers updated on sequestration impact

    Mar 11, 2013

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

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

    Mar 4, 2013

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

  • New flight system deploys with 2-3 Aviation

    Mar 2, 2013

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

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

    Mar 2, 2013

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

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

    Feb 21, 2013

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

  • Modernization is the Key to CCAD's Future

    Feb 20, 2013

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