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  • '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.

  • 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.