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  • Astronaut Now On Earthly Mission

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Col. Doug Wheelock's six-month deployment to the International Space Station has ended with a down-to-earth mission.

  • Redstone Reaches Out To Detect Radiation

    Apr 15, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country - known as the Warm Zone and the Hot Zone -- to conduct search and rescue, and health and safety missions.

  • Former Chief Of Military Justice Always Went Extra Mile

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--She was a dedicated Soldier who voluntarily deployed to Afghanistan, a hard-working lawyer, a prosecutor, a devoted wife and an avid runner.

  • Health Center Celebrates Facelift's Finish

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Fox Army Health Center has a new face. Team Redstone and the greater Huntsville healthcare community gathered April 4 to celebrate the completion of the health center's front entrance renovations, an achievement for Fox, where wellness is as evident in the aesthetics of the building as it is in the doctors, nurses, patients and staff that inhabit it.

  • U.S.-Friendly Buys Are Big Business

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--"Selling" the idea of foreign ownership of U.S. hardware is easy in the worldwide market. The reputation of high quality missile and aviation systems combined with the best technical, maintenance, training and logistics support makes the Army's equipment a popular commodity among U.S. allies.

  • Citing Those Who Best Serve Troops

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--On a night when everyone was congratulating Lars Ericsson on his win as the top Department of the Army civilian at Redstone Arsenal, this chief scientist could only think about the Soldiers who have put his organization's unmanned aircraft systems to good use in theater.

  • Redstone reaches out to detect radiation in Japan

    Apr 13, 2011

    A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country -- known as the Warm Zone and the Hot Zone -- to conduct search and rescue, and health and safety missions.

  • Williams Family Keeps Military Tradition

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The past seven years have been unusual for the Jonathan Williams family. This is the longest they've lived in the same place without moving. During his more than 20 years in the Army, they would move every two or three years.

  • Peer Programs Welcome Newcommers To Local Schools

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The places Melissa Dryer has lived reads like an atlas. New York, Alaska, Tennessee, Texas, California, Iowa, North Carolina, Louisiana - the 17-year-old has called them all home as a military child.

  • Bicentennial Chapel Grows Faith Through Youth Outreach

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Some members of Club H2O can't even begin to count the number of moves they've made as military children, but through the work of Bicentennial Chapel, they have learned that the one thing they can count on is God.

  • 'It Was A Great Way Of Life For Us'

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Traveling and adventure mixed with parental absences and changes in residence define the life of a military-connected child.

  • Paper doll teaches students about Soldier's life

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--During a two-year stint, a little paper doll visited several different countries and U.S. cities in the ammo pouch of Lt. Col. Sean Clark's uniform.

  • Loss Of Sight Leads To New Blessings

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Losing her eyesight at age 32 taught Joan Brock a lot about the life-sustaining value of friends, family and a deep faith. "Because," she said, "we simply don't do life alone."

  • Cancer Survivors Make Connection Online

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Jody Hicks was looking for a battle buddy. When the diagnosis came - Hodgkins lymphoma - five years ago, Hicks, a self-described type A personality and retired Army aviator went into control mode.

  • Planning Under Way For Old Ordnance Cleanup

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone will be performing interim remedial measures at known or suspect waste sites of chemical warfare materiel. Even though this recovery effort is scheduled to begin in 2013, extensive planning and coordination has already begun.

  • Post Exchange Employees Deploy To Serve

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--They live to serve Soldiers. For Mina Clay, Kathy Foote, Montina Hoefler, Sonia Lebron and Wendy Smith, working as Army & Air Force Exchange Service employees at the Post Exchange affords them the opportunity to thank Soldiers for the work that they do. But for this group of five, thanking them stateside wasn't enough - instead they decided to deploy with the Soldiers they serve day in and day out to fully show their gratitude.

  • Parades Open April's Month Of Military Child

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--April is the Month of the Military Child. Kickoff parades will be held Friday at both child development centers. The Mills Road center will have its ribbon-cutting event at 9 a.m., followed by the Goss Road center's event at 10. Garrison commander Col. John Hamilton will deliver remarks.

  • Local Students Draw Experience From Art

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Several times a year, Team Redstone holds heritage celebrations at Bob Jones Auditorium. These celebrations recognize a diverse aspect of American society and history such as Native American or African-American history month. An important part of the heritage month celebrations is the student artwork contest. The contest gives local student artists the opportunity to compete and have their artwork seen by a large audience.

  • 'I'm Doing Exactly What I'm Supposed To Be Doing'

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--There are a lot of connections that bring recently elected District 2 state Sen. Bill Holtzclaw back to Redstone Arsenal. Holtzclaw, a retired Marine war veteran, was introduced to Redstone twice during his military career -- first in 1983 as a private who came here for ammunition specialist training at the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School and, second, in 1999 as the officer-in-charge of the Marine Corps Detachment.

  • Balance Brings Award For AMCOM Deputy

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For Ronnie Chronister, it's all about balance. From the way a person lives their life to the type of employees who work in an office, Chronister believes balance should rule the day.

  • Thanking A Few Good Enterprising Employees

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--As these planning meetings go, the Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise Strategic Review didn't break any rules - senior leaders of different organizations within the enterprise spoke bluntly of challenges they face while their peers listened intently and solutions were considered. But the schedule did veer a little off onto the unbeaten path right after lunch March 23 at the Von Braun Center, when the Army Materiel Command's commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody and Dr. Malcolm O'Neill, the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, recognized a small group of Aviation and Missile Materiel Enterprise employees.

  • Employees Make Difference For AMC

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Despite the demands of two wars, budget issues, an Army in transformation and moving its headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, AMC continues to provide its customer - the war fighter - with the best equipment and support, said AMC commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody.

  • Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Black Hawks have long been viewed as "freedom flyers" in countries where the Army uses utility helicopters for medical, search and rescue, transport and combat missions in support of troops on the ground. But since the March 11 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, two of those "freedom flyers" have become symbolic with emergency assistance to this nation's people, who have been crushed by the two overwhelming natural disasters.

  • Army JROTC Program Soars At Columbia High

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Columbia High's fifth annual Army JROTC awards program March 16 recognized individual cadets with national and local honors. Garrison commander Col. John Hamilton was among the presenters.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Soar Into Future Roles

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The message came across loud and clear - unmanned aircraft systems are here to stay in the Department of Defense's joint forces fleet. From keynote presenter Dr. Steve Messervy of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command to Navy Capt. Gregory McGuire of the Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, the speakers at the Pathfinder Symposium sponsored by Pathfinder Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Systems International at the Von Braun Center on March 16-17 reviewed technologies and new initiatives that will grow the role of unmanned aircraft systems across the services. The theme of the symposium was Unmanned Systems - A Roadmap to the Future.

  • Leaving With Gratitude For Community

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Marines are marching on. And their presence at Redstone Arsenal will be sorely missed. Gone will be the young Marine privates anxious to make a good impression in their first-ever ammunition training class. Gone will be the Marine instructors who know what it takes to be the best ammunition tech in the military. Gone will be the units of Marines marching between classes, their barracks and the dining facility in the Arsenal's Gate 10 area.

  • 'I Was There When This Happened'

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Like many of the world's devout believers, Lula Rochelle prays daily that the Japanese people will have the strength and fortitude to survive the troubles their country is facing after living through a devastating March 11 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami

  • 'Time To Connect With Our Feelings'

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With every step, Jenna Henderson is going forward into her future. For a long time, it seemed that proverbial saying "One step forward, two steps back" was coming true more often than not for this military wife, whose life had revolved around her husband's Army career.

  • Valor Flight Fund-Raiser Goes To The Movies

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Inside theater 6, it was the tears quietly shed among those in attendance that bore testament to the heroic and valiant efforts of those on screen. Area supporters of Valor Flight gathered Thursday at Monaco Pictures at Bridge Street to raise funds for the non-profit organization. A minimum $25 donation was suggested in exchange for an evening of patriotism and education, which included appearances by the Patriot Guard and veteran re-enactors, as well as the opportunity to view an award-winning documentary about the Korean War.

  • Office Meets Customers' Leisure Travel Needs

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Thinking about a vacation trip' You might want to travel first to the corner of Aerobee and Patton roads. That's where you'll find the Leisure Travel Office in building 3711, the newly-renovated Community Activity Center.

  • Gray Eagle Launches Unmanned Testing

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL Ala.--Just the other day, the Gray Eagle was flying 8,000 feet above Hazel Green. Well, not actually. The flight was simulated. Cables and computers connected to a 28-foot-long Gray Eagle stationed in a high-bay area of the Software Engineering Directorate collected data as the unmanned aircraft flew a simulated flight across North Alabama. Engineers tracked its progress on ground control stations, much like what Soldiers would actually do if they were operating the unmanned aircraft in theater.

  • Redstone Pilots New Family Service Model

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, ala. -- Redstone Arsenal is among 22 Army installations that have been chosen as a pilot site for enhanced delivery of services provided by Army Community Service that will make it easier and faster for Soldiers and their family members to get the help they are seeking.

  • AMC Official Gives Directions On Road Toward Success

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- To achieve success, you must first plan for success.

  • School Lessons In Building Partnerships

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone solidified some educational partnerships March 1.

  • Big Thank You Goes To Deployed Work Force

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Recognizing employee performance is a "big deal" to the Aviation and Missile Command's Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers.

  • Rolling Out Welcome Mat For BRAC Transplants

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- At 3 a.m., the alarm clock would ring. By 4, Yolanda McKenzie was out the door. And so began her 100-mile commute each morning from her home in Martinsburg, W.Va., to her job as records administrator for the Army Materiel Command in Fort Belvoir, Va., a commute that on a good day was two hours. Somewhere between 4:30 and 8 each evening, after the work day was said and done, she'd get in her car and prepare for the 100-mile commute back home, and less than 12 hours later would hear the alarm clock's ring, beckoning her to do it all over again. Today that commute from her brand new home in Owens Cross Roads to Redstone Arsenal is a mere 14 miles.

  • Business Booming At Redstone Tax Center

    Mar 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It's another Wednesday morning at the Redstone Tax Center, and the phone rings at the front desk.

  • Veteran Knows Personally The Value Of Diversity

    Mar 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dr. Harry Hobbs has a unique perspective of the African American experience.

  • Night vision sensor delivered on target

    Mar 4, 2011

    The 1,000th Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor was delivered to the Army and recognized in a celebration Feb. 16, at the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control production facility in Orlando, Fla.

  • Redstone Bowler Strikes Second Perfect Game

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Somewhere around the seventh frame, retired Sgt. 1st Class Joe Cox's dad knew his son was on to something.

  • Leader Development Programs Start Year

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- More than 100 civilians at Team Redstone are taking an initial step in their leadership development.

  • Army pursues better buying power

    Mar 4, 2011

    The Army's better buying power - the ability to acquire better weapons systems and capabilities at lower prices - starts with the acquisition professionals who sign defense contracts.

  • Army Buyers Work For Success On Battlefield

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army's acquisition corps may not be on the front lines. But its professionals are fighting every day to ensure Soldiers have the right equipment to accomplish the mission. And, with two wars going on at the same time, that mission has been demanding.

  • Shadow defies gravity with success

    Mar 4, 2011

    An unmanned aircraft system in the Army's fleet today is defying gravity, soaring ever higher in performance and zooming down on cost.

  • Heads Up Given On Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- If not treated, traumatic brain injuries incurred on the battlefield today could cripple large populations of Soldiers decades from now.

  • Digging Up Dirt For Post Growth

    Mar 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's a lot of dirt work going on near Gate 9 these days. And there's much more to come.

  • Remembering The Liberation Of A Nation

    Feb 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Philip Alterizio, 88, has a new medal to add to his collection of memorabilia from his military service in the European Theater during World War II.

  • Mother of fallen Soldier: 'I Want To Let People Know About Him'

    Feb 28, 2011

    There are times when Julie Nethery can't face the truth. There are times when this mom of three has convinced herself that her youngest son is still coming home from his deployment.

  • Madison Chief Has Military Roots

    Feb 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There are days - troubling, tough days - when Madison police chief Larry Muncey relies on the "deep down" training he received during his military years.

  • Touching the heartbeat of America

    Feb 18, 2011

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Despite the political, economic and foreign policy issues facing the nation today, one of America's foremost military leaders and statesmen still finds optimism and confidence in the Americans he meets while traveling on speaking engagements.

  • New helicopter on Army horizon

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While most of the focus in today's Army is on the war fighter and how best to support current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a leader in military aviation is calling for some of that focus to shift to the equipment needs of the future.

  • Balloons fly with message of love

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Hanging onto Beth Allmandinger's balloon was a message that said simply "Love ya, Bubba."

  • Angels In Fatiques Touch Lives, Heal Soldiers

    Feb 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For decades, Maeceille Beem said little about the time she spent serving with the Army Nurse Corps in the last year of World War II.

  • Hot Commodity Flies High With Missions

    Feb 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Black Hawks are a hot commodity. While the Army is the UH-60 Black Hawk's number one customer, there are many other government agencies realizing the valuable utility of this airframe - the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Air Force, to name a few. And current program execution strategies guarantee that this popular utility helicopter will continue to provide the capability to enhance security, reconnaissance, search and rescue, border patrol, and other military and civilian policing activities.

  • AMC top NCO: I wanted to be the best Soldier I could be

    Feb 11, 2011

    Thought by all accounts to be the last draftee on active continuous duty, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger still wears the Soldier's uniform with pride.

  • Face of Army surface In social media

    Feb 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Being the youngest division chief at the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs at the Pentagon often makes Maj. Juanita Chang stand out from the crowd. But then isn't that what you would expect from someone working on the cutting edge of the Army's social media activities'

  • Mother's Tears Are Testament To War's Cost

    Feb 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's hard to get hold of the grief of a mother. The tears are there, just under the surface, falling uninvited at the memory of loss. Becky Loggins knows those tears all too well. She sheds them for the beloved son who went off to fight a war, who became a man of purpose in the uniform of a Marine, who died in a foreign country as the target of an Iraqi sniper.

  • Program Executive Steps Up To Star Status

    Feb 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On Feb. 4, Col. Ole Knudson, the program executive officer for missiles and space, donned the one-star insignia of a brigadier general.

  • Grateful Tunes From Band Building

    Feb 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel Command Band has "moved up" within the military community.

  • Flying into orbit in small package

    Jan 26, 2011

    For 35 days, the comings and goings of employees in the Von Braun Complex parking lot were the focus of a group of young engineers involved in an experiment with the first Army-built satellite launched in more than 50 years.

  • New Organization Serves Homeless Veterans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Neal Wheelis was just 17 when he vowed to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and joined the Coast Guard. Today he is homeless.

  • Longtime Spokesman Retires With Big Plans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As one of the longest serving public affairs officers in the Army, Bill Congo is known for his work in preparing Soldiers and civilians for the media spotlight.

  • 'I'll Be Home Soon. Just Stay Strong.'

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Nearly four years ago, Tiffany Little lost her Soldier husband. A lot has happened since then - she's given birth to their daughter Kylee, moved to Alabama to be close to her dad and other family members, learned how to live as a single mom and joined a support group known as My Soldier, My Fallen Hero, first located at Bicentennial Chapel and now a part of the Survivor Outreach Services program. Along the way, she has found ways to manage the emotions that come with the sudden loss of a beloved husband.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Providing Home For Survivor Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Emily McFall's life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, well-wishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Rogers Clan Finds Home At Redstone

    Jan 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On both personal and professional levels, Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers' assignment as the commander of the Aviation and Missile Command is much like coming home.

  • War Fighter Connects With Space Defense Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Every so often, Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner receives a phone call or a visit from a good friend. That friend' The 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, now retired, Jack Tilley. Such was the case on a recent Tuesday morning, when Turner slightly delayed an interview to take a phone call from Tilley.

  • Army's Tradition Of Excellence Remains Strong

    Jan 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the Army, one strong leader leads to another. And so it is at the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, where Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell's visionary leadership is making way for Lt. Gen. Richard Formica - "the right person at the right time to lead this challenging organization," said Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Redstone Welcome Leaves Positive Impression

    Jan 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- First impressions are usually lasting ones. So, when a three-star general speaks highly of the community a new assignment has taken him to, it's well worth being noted.

  • World Traveler Returns Home As Deputy Commander

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Robert Moore's travels around the world in service to his country are encapsulated in the wooden Mancala board that sits in his office.

  • Office Sends Holiday Cheer To Deployed Troops

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- More than 300 deployed Soldiers will receive a shipment of personal items by Christmas, thanks to the generosity of an AMCOM office.

  • Madison Musters Gifts For Troops In Need

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Looking for a way to spread some holiday cheer to our Soldiers in need' Look no further than the Madison Cheer Brigade.

  • Depot Employees Top Goal, Donate $672,000 to Combined Federal Campaign

    Dec 16, 2010

  • Health Center Renovations Near Completion

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Pardon their mess - they're busy creating the wow factor for the sake of wellness

  • Guard Marks 374 Years of Service For Nation

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the face of growing national budget constraints and cutbacks in the military, the National Guard is postured to provide best value with the least expense, according to one of Alabama's top National Guard leaders.

  • Leader Says Goodbye To Space Defense Community

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For Lt. Gen. Kevin Campbell, the measure of a Soldier is found in the Army values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. Those are the attributes he has striven to emulate during 34 years as an Army officer. But there is one attribute Campbell would like to add to his own personal list of Army values - gratitude.

  • Real Life Santa An Army Equipment Specialist

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus -- and he works in the Sparkman Center.

  • AMC Brings Holiday Message To Redstone

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Materiel Command leadership sent a holiday message to its Arsenal employees Dec. 6 at a special gathering at the Officers and Civilians Club.

  • Veterans Memorial Gets One Step Closer

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Day - will now be known in Huntsville for a milestone that brings Madison County's veterans closer to a place of honor within the community.

  • Stories Of Fallen Woven In Patriotic Quilt

    Dec 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A reminder of two local heroes will be arriving in Huntsville Dec. 18. As little boys, Huntsville was their home. As grown men, they put on the uniform and defended freedom, making the world their home. As war fighters, each led a destiny that took them to Iraq and placed them among the more than 4,200 servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.

  • 'Being With The Young People' Is Military's Best Part

    Dec 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Francis Mahon doesn't know the number of funerals he has attended in his life as a Soldier, but every one of them has touched his heart.

  • School Brigade Says Bittersweet Farewell

    Dec 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- BRAC to the Future presented yet another opportunity for the leadership of the 59th Ordnance Brigade and its Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School to say farewell to a community that will always hold a special place in the organization's history.

  • Making A Lost General Their Wing Man

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A fifth floor conference room at the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command took on another dimension of importance Dec. 1 when it was named after a local military leader whose legacy is still very much a part of both the Arsenal and the Huntsville area community.

  • Garrison Commander Gives Community High Marks

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Garrison commander Col. John Hamilton understands the significance of discussing Redstone Arsenal growth and transition plans with more than 100 business and community leaders at the annual BRAC to the Future community conference which was held Friday at the Von Braun Center.

  • Ground Support Keeps Aviators Flying

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's one sure way to get customer feedback from those who use your systems in the field - bring them to your city of business, provide them with lots of information about product issues and upgrades, and introduce them to the managers who are responsible for providing the best support possible.

  • Lighting Brings Post Christmas Tree To Life

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Justus Turner, 3, wants Army guys for Christmas. Army guys is exactly what he got and then some at the eighth annual community Christmas tree lighting Thursday at Bicentennial Chapel. Not only was the event decked out with real life Soldiers, but even the man with the naughty and nice list made an appearance.

  • Military Service Is Family Affair

    Dec 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's not easy for Laverne Arthur to remember all the military installations she and her husband Ron have visited over the years. There's Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Riley, Kan., Camp Lejeune, N.C., Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., 29 Palms, Calif., Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Parris Island, S.C., and a whole slew of installations in Okinawa, Japan, to name a few.

  • Diabetes Represents Equal Opportunity Epidemic

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's been five years since Marj Ogles, a volunteer at the Thrift Shop, began getting dizzy and noticed her balance was a little off. But when she went to the doctor, the diagnosis wasn't quite what she expected - diabetes.

  • Thanksgiving Feast Shows Appreciation To Troops

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers asked each Soldier in line what he or she would like on their plate and wished them a happy Thanksgiving.

  • His Passion Is Ensuring Troops Are Honored

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's been decades since Joe Bongiovanni walked in the boots of a Marine. But he carries with him the life lessons of duty, honor and comradeship he learned during his service.

  • Army unmanned aircraft soar in battle

    Dec 6, 2010

    Milestones seem to be all in a day's work for the employees who develop and sustain the Army's unmanned aircraft fleet.

  • 'I Want To Give Back To The Work Force'

    Dec 6, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On her way into work most mornings, Cathy Dickens likes to spend quiet time thinking about the day ahead.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Deputy Lands Top Honor

    Nov 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Unmanned Aircraft Systems deputy project manager Tim Owings has joined an elite group.

  • Dreams Of Space Shift To Threat Of Weapons

    Nov 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It can be disheartening to have someone else take control of your dream. So disheartening, in fact, that it can be hard to face the truth.

  • Local Resident Sends Greetings To Troops Overseas

    Nov 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Shirley Finch was just a newlywed when husband Tom was drafted and sent to fight in the Vietnam War. Back then, there were no cell phones, no e-mails, and no Skype. Correspondence between the two was sparse, to say the least.

  • Angel Tree Delivers Chance To Give Back

    Nov 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This holiday season as you hang your ornaments on your Christmas tree, consider taking one off of another, and becoming an anonymous angel to a military child.

  • AMCOM Workers Hear From Commanding General

    Nov 19, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers encouraged teamwork during his first town hall meeting at the Aviation and Missile Command.

  • Huntsville Shows Its Sunny Patriotic Pride

    Nov 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Laverne Arthur of New Market knew exactly what she was going to do when she awoke on Veterans Day. With children serving in four branches of the military - "Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines" -- and married to a Vietnam era veteran who served as a Ranger with the 82nd Airborne, Arthur was headed with her husband Ron for the Veterans Day parade, ready to cheer on the Soldiers and all the local military, school and community organizations who were participating in the parade.

  • Community Says Farewell To 59th

    Nov 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It was inevitable. Ever since 2005, when that year's round of the Base Realignment and Closure Act was announced as being a major growth vehicle for Redstone Arsenal's position as a leading aviation and missile center, Arsenal and community leaders have been bracing themselves for the downside of the realignment action -- the loss of hundreds of Soldiers assigned to Redstone for training. At this year's annual Veterans Day Dinner, in front of a crowd of some 1,000 local business, community and military leaders at the Von Braun Center's North Hall, the community said their official farewell to the "young Soldier" presence on Redstone.

  • 'I Get A Motherly Satisfaction Out Of It'

    Nov 17, 2010

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