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  • 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

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Clara Miller wears her patriotic heart proudly on her sleeve.

  • Redstone Golfer Makes Shot With All Army Team

    Nov 17, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When Lt. Col. Jennifer Jensen tried out for the All Army Golf Team at Fort Belvoir, Va., in 1993 but was rejected, she didn't let it get her down. She simply added it to her bucket list of things to do before she retired from the Army.

  • German Rocket Site Launches U.S. Space Program

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Peenemunde was a practice test. It was a practice test for the real thing - Redstone Arsenal. Today, more than 60 years after Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team left the isolated and guarded 50,000-acre military post in northeastern Germany, most of the evidence of Peenemunde - its laboratories, test stands, factories, living quarters, roads and infrastructure -- is gone.

  • Aviation Support Gets Lift With Shop

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Standing over in a corner during the fanfare surrounding the recent opening of a new repair facility and machine shop on Redstone Arsenal, four machinists quietly talked about a product that has made a dramatic difference for the Army's war fighters.

  • JROTC Day Hits All The Right Buttons At Airfield

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Where's the button'" Sitting at the driver's console inside a HIMARS vehicle, all cadet Arienna McElroy could see around her were buttons. And she wanted to know which button would start the engine. But Staff Sgt. Ashly Bolton wasn't saying.

  • Memories Of Fallen Soldier Live On

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Veterans memorials symbolize a lot of what America's military stands for - duty, service, respect, honor, patriotism, strength, sacrifice and much more. To the families of those memorialized, that symbolism goes right to the heart of their very lives.

  • Marshall Worker Helps Design Transport System

    Nov 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On Oct. 13, millions of awestruck Americans watched as 33 Chilean miners were rescued after spending more than two months trapped underground. To the Redstone community, the rescue was especially significant because the capsule used to transport the miners to safety was designed with the input of Marshall Space Flight Center's Roberto Garcia.

  • Redstone Heavily Represented At AUSA Meeting In D.C.

    Nov 5, 2010

    WASHINGTON -- The Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25-27. Numerous members of Team Redstone and the Redstone-Huntsville AUSA chapter attended the event.

  • German Story Lives On In Space Success

    Nov 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Historians are known for telling the stories of people and events that are long since passed and no longer part of living history.

  • Growing Foreign Sales Builds Partnerships

    Nov 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Strengthening global partnerships, building national defenses, solidifying military capabilities, enhancing the U.S. economy - it all involves the growing market of foreign military sales.

  • Veterans parade captures past and future

    Nov 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This year's Veterans Day Parade and all the other activities surrounding it will represent "something old, something new."

  • History-Making Run At Ten-Miler

    Nov 5, 2010

    WASHINGTON - Redstone Arsenal's chances of repeating this year as a double winner in the Army Ten-Miler didn't look promising.

  • Helping hands assist in housing project

    Nov 5, 2010

    Members of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, voluntarily deployed to a neighborhood in southwest San Antonio to support a local humanitarian assistance project. The 12 Soldiers and civilians met in the Palo Alto area in support of a Habitat for Humanity project, lending a helping hand in constructing affordable housing for a deserving family. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization working in partnership with volunteers to build simple, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, for people in need. By the end of 2009, HFHSA built houses for 628 families in need.

  • Fox Commander Marks First 100 Days Of Command

    Oct 29, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Each morning as the sun comes up, Col. Elizabeth Johnson greets the new day with gratitude. "Command is a privilege and I wake up every day feeling blessed," Johnson said.

  • Troops Turn Out To Support Special Olympics

    Oct 29, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "You are the world's fastest man. You're gonna win it all."

  • Race To Space Takes Off In Germany

    Oct 29, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There was only one choice for Hans Fitchner in 1940. And that choice was Peenemunde.

  • Huntsville Reputation Draws Military Couple

    Oct 29, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the military world, the wife is often the spouse who follows her Soldier to destinations near and far. But for the Kirk family, that scenario has taken a decidedly different turn.

  • Reaching For 'All You Can Be'

    Oct 29, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In his 36 years of military service, women have come a long way. Speaking about the views of women then and now at the Women in Defense luncheon on Oct. 20, Lt. Gen. Mitchell Stevenson, the Army's deputy chief of staff for logistics, G-4, complimented women throughout the Department of Defense for the leadership and capabilities they bring to the workplace. Today's female professionals set a high standard for both men and women in the workplace, he said.

  • New Mayor Joins 'Seamless' Family

    Oct 29, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It didn't take long for Col. John Hamilton to sense the "positive vibe" of the Huntsville/Tennessee Valley community.

  • Howitzer Arrives At Officers And Civilians Club

    Oct 22, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An imposing piece of heavy artillery has joined the Officers and Civilians Club.

  • German Rocket Site Unearths Memories

    Oct 22, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the lush, green forest of eastern Germany on the Baltic Sea, Heidi Weber Collier discovered a little of her family's past.

  • New Garrison Leader Takes Helm Of 'Great Place'

    Oct 22, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. John Hamilton had an introduction of his own when he was formally announced Friday as the new commander of the Garrison.

  • 'I Want To Share What Happened'

    Oct 22, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Being a spokesman for the recovery issues associated with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not an assignment Staff Sgt. Jonathan Ryall would have volunteered for.

  • War Veteran Takes Helm Of Missile Provider

    Oct 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space is ready to go to the next level. And Col. Ole Knudson is set to take it there.

  • Cancer survivor never gives up

    Oct 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When the call came, Mildred Battise quietly accepted her fate. She answered the phone and heard the words - "Mrs. Battise, the test is positive. It is cancer. It has consumed the whole breast." - that froze her in shock. She stared off in the distance, her mind trying to wrap itself around the idea that this deadly disease had invaded her life. "My thoughts went to two things. First, I am going to go bald. And, then I am going to die," she recalled. But that only lasted for 30 minutes.

  • Textbook Science Comes Alive For Students

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In groups of about 15, high school students from across north Alabama got an up close view Sept. 29 of the helicopters, missiles and various hardware systems that have established Redstone Arsenal as a leader in engineering and development throughout the Army.

  • Dellarocco Leaving With Fond Memories Of Redstone

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gone tomorrow is the signature e-mail tag and greeting that has been the hallmark of a Team Redstone war fighter, whose singular contributions to the Free World's defense have been acknowledged across the globe.

  • Leader Equipped With A Customer's View

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The customer has come to the Aviation and Missile Command in the steps of Col. Chandler "Skip" Sherrell.

  • School Troops Begin March To Fort Lee

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Some 250,000 Soldiers and Marines have graduated from the Ordnance school at Redstone in the past 58 years.

  • 'Teamwork is the key to success'

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Bob Pastorelli and his wife, Anna, are not ones to buck tradition.

  • Growing Up In The Engineering World

    Oct 1, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For an engineer who first tested his mettle on the aviation and missile systems of Redstone Arsenal in the 1980s, being assigned to the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is like going home.

  • Newly Opened Visitor Center Reaches Into Past

    Oct 1, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal's past continues to reach into the future. During a Sept. 20 ribbon cutting heralding in a new era for the Arsenal's badging and vehicle decal operations, the refurbished Visitor Center at Gate 1 on Martin Road east became symbolic of the way the Arsenal's rich past in rocket science and technology continues to influence the growth of its work force and capabilities.

  • Farewell For School Brigade Troops

    Sep 30, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A ceremony Friday will mark a milestone in the ongoing move of the Ordnance Munitions and Electronics Maintenance School and its Soldiers and civilians.

  • Final Honor Flight 'A Very Touching Trip'

    Sep 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Adelaide Cape watched quietly as World War II veterans reunited with their loved ones at the Huntsville International Airport following the last Honor Flight Tennessee Valley on Sept. 11. When a passerby asked if things were OK, the Honor Flight volunteer coordinator smiled as tears fell down her cheeks.

  • Seven Questions For New Commander

    Sep 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers talks about his first few days on the job as the new commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal.

  • TAKING CHARGE

    Sep 17, 2010

  • Energy Conservation Helps Save Army Dollars

    Sep 17, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Imagine having to pay millions of dollars annually for utilities. That's why Redstone is trying to conserve energy.

  • Schools Emphasize Federal Impact On Funding

    Sep 17, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- BRAC is not only bringing more people and jobs to north Alabama. It's also bringing more federal money to local schools as well.

  • Army lauds achievements of RDECOM scientists

    Sep 17, 2010

    Six U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command laboratories and 111 employees have been named 2009 Research and Development Achievement Award winners.

  • In Appreciation To Military Retirees

    Sep 17, 2010

    Health care screenings. Tours of Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation facilities. Tricare information. Presentations on military retiree benefits. Introduction of the Veteran Employment Transition Initiative. A reunion reception. Vendor exhibits. Socials and dining get-togethers. A special message from Redstone Arsenal's new senior commander. Door prizes. What more could a military retiree want'

  • Rogers Receives Welcome To AMCOM And Redstone

    Sep 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The 650-seat Bob Jones Auditorium was filled Friday as a new era began for the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal.

  • RDECOM to receive U.S. Army Superior Unit Award

    Sep 14, 2010

    RDECOM and its subordinate organizations will receive the Army Superior Unit Award during a Sept. 16 ceremony at APG's Fanshaw Field. The Superior Unit Award streamer will be added to each element's colors, and the element's director will receive award lapel pins for every person in the organization.

  • Soldier Equipment Weighty Matter In Field

    Sep 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- System engineering is the next great frontier for those Army Soldiers and civilians responsible for equipping today's Soldier.

  • Medevac Mission Succeeds Despite Taliban

    Sep 10, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL -- It wasn't Plan A that Staff Sgt. Matthew Kinney relied on when coming to the aid of wounded Soldiers in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. It wasn't Plan B either. Nor Plan C.