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  • 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.

  • Former Soldier Has Heart For Serving Others

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Retiree Appreciation Day will be a debut, in a way, for Ed Adams.

  • Organization Dedicated To Sheltering Homeless Vets

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Sandra Childress and Darrell Delaine have no qualms about going out of business if it means not a single veteran will spend tonight on the streets.

  • Battlefield Vision Brings Together Army Aircraft

    Sep 21, 2011

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- In the desert far from the offices of the Program Executive Office for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal, a vision of the future for Army aviation became reality.

  • Redstone Organization Reaches Out For Airspace

    Sep 21, 2011

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- There's plenty of airspace at Dugway Proving Ground.

  • Gray Eagle Takes Off With New Capabilities

    Sep 21, 2011

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- For Capt. Travis Blaschke, the mission has shifted.

  • Kiowa Flies High With Unmanned Aircraft

    Sep 21, 2011

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- Kiowa helicopter units deploying to theater will soon have another combat tool that will up their battle game.

  • Real-time Exercise Shows Power Of Teaming

    Sep 21, 2011

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- North Alabama made a special visit to Utah last week to see some real-time aviation exercises that will not only affect the unmanned aircraft mission of the Program Executive Office for Aviation but will also change how the Army operates on the battlefield.

  • Black Hawk Helicopter Helps Reinforce Borders

    Sep 21, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The United States and its borders are safer today thanks to the hard work of the Utility Helicopters Project Office.

  • 'This Ordinary Man Did An Extraordinary Thing'

    Sep 21, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--He had no food to eat and no promise of tomorrow, but for the five months George Mills spent as a German prisoner of war in WWII, he had his love for his country.

  • Fifty Years Of Caring Through CFC

    Sep 21, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--This is a milestone year for the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Garrison Commander Leads BRAC Support

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Col. John Hamilton knew the positive effect the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure activities were having on Redstone Arsenal well before he became the commander of the Garrison.

  • Surrounding Communities Feel BRAC Impact

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala--Each morning, Decatur residents flock to Highway 20 with one destination in mind.

  • Redstone Well-Postured For BRAC Factor

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--"How do we want Redstone Arsenal to be portrayed?"

  • Chamber Of Commerce Views Impact From New Jobs

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Nearly 10,000 new defense sector jobs were announced in the Huntsville/Madison County area between 2005 and 2009, according to Mike Ward, vice president for government affairs at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce -- a boom in employment for the North Alabama economy. Here, Ward gives his perspective on other ways BRAC has impacted the local business community.

  • BRAC paves way for construction in Tennessee Valley

    Sep 14, 2011

    While Thursday marks the deadline for Base Realignment Commision moves, newcomers will be knocking at the door of the Tennessee Valley for years to come.

  • Development Project Meets Future Mission Needs

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It takes a business team bullish on the economy to build a 468-acre office and support services complex.

  • Runners Mark 10th Anniversary Of Sept. 11th

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone Fire Department's Capt. Robert Simmons ran Saturday's 9.11K run in full firefighting gear in honor of the 343 firefighters who died Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Uncomfortable Subject Has Spotlight For September

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It was a Friday afternoon and nearly quitting time when he appeared at Ruby Turner's door. The man was in trouble, depressed and ready to end it all by the time he reached Turner's office on Little John Road, but he had come to the right place. Escorting him to Crestwood Medical Center, she listened and acted. When he returned to her office weeks later, she didn't recognize him. The weight of his depression and suicidal thoughts had been lifted and as a result of Turner's actions that day, his life saved.

  • Fox Army Health Center Begins Annual Flu Shots

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With a smile on her face, Col. Elizabeth Johnson, commander of Fox Army Health Center, rolled up her sleeve Thursday and received the first flu shot of the year at Redstone Arsenal.

  • U.S. strength grows from ashes of terrorism attacks

    Sep 7, 2011

    Rising from the ashes of horrific destruction at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, was an example of a desired Army attribute that is getting a lot of attention these days.

  • Retired senior executive remembers Sept. 11th

    Sep 7, 2011

    On the afternoon of Monday, Sept. 10 2001, command of AMCOM changed from Maj. Gen. Al Sullivan to Maj. Gen. Larry Dodgen, with all the appropriate recognition and farewells for the Sullivans, as he retired and entered civilian life. And we began bringing a new commanding general on board and welcoming the Dodgens. Maj. Gen. Dodgen and Lesile were moving here from his tour in the Pentagon, settling into the CG's quarters and beginning to meet his staff, the Redstone and Huntsville community.

  • Community Joins In Song To Commemorate 9/11

    Sep 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When there are no words left to be said, music will fill the Tennessee Valley to honor those that lost their lives on Sept. 11, and those that remain to mourn them.

  • Running 9.11K For The Red, White And Blue

    Sep 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They will take to the streets of Redstone Arsenal for the love of their country, and for those that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Faith Communities Unite In Memory Of Sept. 11

    Sep 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They will come as strangers with their own stereotypes and preconceived notions, but will leave as one -- with a little bit more understanding, respect and honor for the person standing next to them.

  • Still Serving Veterans Helping Put Ex-Military To Work

    Sep 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--More than 1 million veterans are unemployed.

  • Redstone Energy Tab Surges To $4M

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--How would you like to get a $4 million utility bill?

  • Building 5681 Safety Assured For Occupants

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Occupants of building 5681 can breathe easier now.

  • Fifty Years Of Giving To Others

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For 50 years, there's been a whole lot of giving going on.

  • Catholic Chaplain Grateful For Presence At Redstone

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The call to the priesthood and chaplaincy with the Army has never been about Maj. Jose Herrera, but rather, the connection he can provide others to Christ.

  • Dunwoody: 'We Truly Are Bidding Farewell To An Army Legend'

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Thirty minutes before AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger was scheduled to depart for the ceremony that would officially free him of the duty and responsibilities that made him the man he is today, Mellinger was hard at work, signing papers and doing everything he possibly could to serve the Soldier for one last time.

  • Stop! In The Name Of Women's Equality

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--While women's voices were speaking up in determination to be heard in the 1960s, Mary Wilson's was carrying a tune above them all.

  • Cartoonist Tickles Funny Bone With New Book

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Pvt. Hazard is about to become even more famous.

  • Patriotism On Display In Every Thread, Stitch

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Behind every quilt there is a story.

  • Countering Improvised Explosives

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone Arsenal has helped form the nation's new strategy against improvised explosives devices.

  • Redstone Reaches 70 Years Of Service

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--On July 3, 1941, the War Department announced that a site on the southwestern edge of Huntsville had been selected as the location for a new chemical munitions manufacturing and storage plant.

  • One Of Last Draftees Leaving Ranks After Four Decades

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger's wardrobe may be changing, but the man the Army has molded for nearly four decades is not.

  • Breakfast Celebrates First Sergeants, NCO Academy

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It was a celebration of leadership, and for many, a chance to say farewell and thank you to Redstone Arsenal, a place where that leadership has grown.

  • Six Decades Of Government Service No Small Feat

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--After 60 years of government service, Rosa Smalls figures she'll do what she wants to do.

  • Leadership Training Builds Workplace Relationships

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Leadership in the workplace might involve technical knowledge, system know-how and group management.

  • Learning The Inside Story Of Army Operations

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes

  • Promoting The Best For School Children

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With the school year beginning, it's time for Barbara Williams to sit back and breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Skies Unlimited For Youth Program's New Facility

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Karvellis Lee is looking forward to inviting Redstone-connected children to the new home of SKIES Unlimited.

  • Food Drive Heats Up To Meet Summer Demand

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Holiday seasons are typically the seasons of giving, when local residents donate large quantities of non-perishable food items in communitywide drives.

  • 911 Center Answers Call During Emergencies

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They receive the calls that everybody dreads.

  • Cold War Secrets Make Book Intriguing Read

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--By its very nature, the Cold War was a secret war.

  • Blues Festival Tunes Up On Post Activity Field

    Aug 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone's annual Army concert has proven popular with country music fans, but others were ready for another genre.

  • Reviving Old Glory one stitch at a time

    Aug 3, 2011

    Torn and tattered, stained and patched, the red-white-and-blue of the American flag never looked better or stronger or more inspiring.

  • Army Band Hits High Note With Community

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They came in with a big band sound - trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums and other instruments playing the likes of Cole Porter and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

  • Army Chaplaincy Has Musical Birthday Party

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Live band music provided the backdrop for lunch Friday at the Sparkman Cafeteria. And there was an historic reason for it.

  • Redstone Senior Commander Encourages Integrity

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers shared his leadership philosophy Friday with members of a senor leader development program.

  • Army Deploys Antiterrorism Themes For Month

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Team Redstone will undergo additional antiterrorism training and education in August in support of Antiterrorism Awareness Month.

  • Contracting Workers Move Here With Their Jobs

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Less than two months after officially moving the command's flag to Redstone Arsenal, the Expeditionary Contracting Command has filled more than 70 percent of its staff positions.

  • Contracting Executive Council Members Air Ideas

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command's Executive Industry Council gathered July 28 to discuss contracting innovations and best practices targeted at improving contracting business processes.

  • Women's Group Blooms With Membership Growth

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It's time for the women of Redstone Arsenal to unite.

  • Demonstrating Excellence In Support Of Soldiers

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U. S. Army is on top again.

  • Summer Reading Program Has Winning Ending

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--More than 300 children participated in Redstone's summer reading program.

  • Be On The Lookout For Suspicious Activity

    Jul 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--iWATCH is a nationwide modern version of Neighborhood Watch developed by the Los Angeles Police Department to encourage and enable members of the community in identifying and reporting suspicious behavior that may be associated with terrorist activities.

  • Early Shoppers Find Best Pickings Of Crop

    Jul 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The grocery bags hanging from the hands of Wanda Towry and Cecelia Culver were overflowing with abundance as they left Redstone Arsenal's Farmer's Market July 20.

  • Ex-Crimson Tide Football Standout Visits Post

    Jul 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The children at Youth Services had a prominent visitor Thursday from the world of sports.

  • Soldiers, Sailors Join Forces For Best Work Force

    Jul 27, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Sean Locker will someday be able to look back on a long career and know he contributed to the nation's defense both in and out of uniform.

  • 2nd Recruiting Brigade Lands New Commander

    Jul 27, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The 2nd Recruiting Brigade's tradition of excellence entered a new era Friday.

  • More Than 200 Workers Apply For Separation Bonus

    Jul 27, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Some 218 AMCOM workers applied for Voluntary Early Retirement Authority/Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay by the July 15 deadline.

  • Faith Grows With Worship Of Music And Praise

    Jul 27, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Al.--For believers, faith is often a moving target.

  • Army Elevates Maintenance Overview In Field

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When there is a problem, questions can lead to a solution. But when those questions raise more issues rather than answers, it’s time to rethink processes and procedures.

  • Fox Health Center Passes Regional Review

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Fox Army Health Center has set the bar high for the other 10 medical treatment facilities in the Southern region.

  • Commander Sees One Of His Own Get Medal Of Honor

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Maj. Rob Shaw watched with pride from the back of the room as President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry.

  • Reporters Get Close View Of Redstone Arsenal

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL,Ala.--Local media from television, newspaper and radio visited Redstone on Friday for a briefing and tour on behalf of the various public affairs offices.

  • Program Executive Office Has New Chief Of Staff

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Dr. Charles Lind has become the chief of staff for the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, serving under program executive officer Brig. Gen. Ole Knudson.

  • Product Office Team Receives New Leadership

    Jul 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Friday afternoon brought a new era for the Integrated Fire Control Product Office.

  • Kiowa Warrior Helicopter Display Recalls Fallen Aviators

    Jul 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Even though it’s the most successful helicopter in the U.S. military, the history of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior carries with it the spirit of 49 aviators.

  • Pagano Gym Patrons Like Their Renovated Building

    Jul 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Pagano Gym got rave reviews during tours of the newly redone facility Friday.

  • Dog Play Is All In Day's Work For Canine Team

    Jul 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala--Bleckie and Bruno are two dogs who know how to put on a show.

  • Blues Festival Tunes Up On Post Activity Field

    Jul 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone’s annual Army concert has proven popular with country music fans, but others were ready for another genre.

  • Dining Facility Prepares For Its Final Meals

    Jul 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For 27 years, Mattie Patton has served Soldiers. Come Aug. 31, her service will no longer be needed.

  • Army Ombudsman Makes Difference With Industry

    Jul 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With 27 years of experience related to Army acquisition and business management, Randy Richardson was an easy pick back in 2004 for the Aviation and Missile Command's ombudsman position.

  • Army Emergency Relief Celebrates $266K

    Jul 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army’s annual fund-raising drive overcame a tragic twist of fate this year. The deadly tornadoes April 27 occurred midway through the Army Emergency Relief campaign scheduled March 1 through May 31.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Forum Fosters Trust

    Jul 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--More than 400 attendees flocked the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Warfighter Forum from June 21-24 in Tucson, Ariz. Now in its 11th forum, the invitation-only gathering is an annual opportunity for attendees to confer openly with each other and discuss issues to identify what the Army has done right, what it can improve, and encourages the free flow of ideas, all in support of the Soldier.

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