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  • Soldiers move excess munitions out of Iraq as part of drawdown

    Mar 13, 2010

    As the responsible drawdown of forces and equipment escalates following the Iraqi Parliamentary elections in March, Soldiers are working to reduce the amount of ammunition in Iraq as corresponding troop levels fall.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Engineer Soldier Awarded Silver Star

    Mar 12, 2010

    Sgt. Scott D. Brooks, 82nd Engineer Support Company, 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, was awarded the Silver Star medal for his actions on June 25, 2007 where his bravery resulted in saving the lives of five Iraqi policemen and untold American Soldiers following a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device that struck the walls of Forward Operating Base Summerall in Iraq.

  • Teresa W. Gerton, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General

    Mar 10, 2010

    Selected for the Senior Executive Service in June of 2003, Teresa W. Gerton became the Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command on January 31, 2010.

  • TASM-E completes two FMS missions

    Mar 8, 2010

    The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, at Coleman Army Airfield, Germany, recently completed two separate foreign military sales missions as part of its reimbursable FMS program.

  • Maysan police attend counterfeiting course

    Mar 6, 2010

    Counterfeiting of U.S. currency is a prevalent problem throughout the world, and Iraq is no exception. Counterfeiting presents a multi-faceted threat in Iraq, where it both destabilizes the economy and funds terrorist activities.

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Fair judging, 412th TEC Soldiers

    Mar 1, 2010

    412th TEC Soldiers volunteer to judge Vicksburg, Miss. School District annual Science fair

  • New policy authorizes social media access, with caveats

    Mar 1, 2010

    Attention all Facebookers, Twitter tweeters and YouTubers: a new Defense Department policy authorizes you to access these and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn't compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

  • Executive Caps Career Of Balanced Opportunities

    Feb 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Any young engineer, technician or business professional who has talked to Dr. Tom Pieplow about career advancement knows true success is found in balancing future opportunities both at work and in their personal lives. Beyond long hours, big projects and task completions in their professional fields, the director of the Aviation and Missile Command's Security Assistance Management Directorate advises career climbers to also seek satisfaction, opportunity and promotion away from the office. "Life is about giving back," Pieplow said. "A lot has been given to us. Our responsibility is to give it back. What does it take to get promoted' You have to have a well-balanced life and part of that is giving back to mankind."

  • Army to balance Iraq drawdown, reset for least impact on Soldiers

    Feb 26, 2010

    The process of drawing down and resetting equipment in Iraq to meet the 2011 pull-out deadline set by the president must not affect Soldier dwell time.

  • Father of the 412th

    Feb 25, 2010

    Grace Spears celebrated the end of World War II in 1945 by walking around her block in Vicksburg, Miss., beating on an old metal pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Army Safety professionals 'get to the left of the bang'

    Feb 25, 2010

    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston urged Army safety professionals to do the hard work needed to get the force to "the left of the bang" Feb. 23 during the Army Senior Safety Symposium at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command Soldiers Build Strong Bonds at Hilton Head, S.C., Resort

    Feb 23, 2010

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2010) -- The Army Strong Bonds retreat is a no brainer, you are being paid to attend, you are staying at a beautiful resort, and you are receiving world class instruction on communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills, that's according to Chaplain Col. Steven Dyess the 81st Regional Support Command Chaplain.

  • Army Technology Live debuts free iPhone app

    Feb 22, 2010

    The Army's official science and technology blog released a free iPhone application Feb. 19. The application puts Army technology news, social media and job postings in one location.

  • AMC's deputy commanding general, Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury will moderate panel, host media op

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, will moderate the panel discussion, "Resetting the Force While Conducting Responsible Draw Down" at the annual Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Feb. 25.

  • AMC to demonstrate warfighter technologies at Winter AUSA

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va.- The U.S. Army Materiel Command will showcase a plethora of new technologies that directly support the warfighter during the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium and Exposition Feb. 24-26 at the Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • 80th Training Command first Reserve unit to earn Safety Streamer

    Feb 18, 2010

    The 80th Training Command, the Army's third largest Army Reserve unit, became the first Reserve unit to receive the Army Safety Excellence streamer during a ceremony Jan. 30 in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Pillsbury tours construction site, holds town hall

    Feb 17, 2010

    Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, visited Redstone Arsenal Feb. 12. During his visit he met toured the AMC headquarters construction site and held a Town Hall for the HQAMC-Forward employees.

  • Army Materiel Command launches Job Swap Program

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command officially launches the AMC Job Swap Program today.

  • USACE People: Norfolk District civil engineering technician helps save life

    Feb 12, 2010

    Carlos Quinones responds quickly to medical emergency at remote site. Safety program installed Automated External Defibrillators at district project offices and Quinones was trained to use it.

  • Commentary: Leadership means more than being a nice guy

    Feb 4, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - It is a lot easier to define leadership than it is to put your finger on the attributes of a good leader. There are as many ways to look at the question as there are ways to lead effectively. A common thread is often taking care of Soldiers. Looking out for your subordinates' well being is certainly an important consideration, but it always has to be tempered by the knowledge that accomplishing the mission might put those subordinates at grave risk.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord makes its debut

    Feb 4, 2010

    With the final tug of a canvas case, the unfurling and raising of its new flag, Joint Base Lewis-McChord began its history at 10 a.m. Monday during a ceremony in front of its new headquarters on what is now called "JBLM Lewis Main."

  • MG Stein Takes Command of TACOM

    Feb 4, 2010

    In a formal ceremony held on January 29, 2010, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Major General Kurt J. Stein took over as the commander of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), succeeding outgoing commander Major General Scott G. West.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command's Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command has been providing world-wide support to the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

  • Band Geek: brigade surgeon rediscovers his musical roots

    Jan 28, 2010

    Maj. Gary Eberly, head surgeon for the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, rediscovers his interest in playing the guitar during his deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • Anniston Army Depot Web site gets new design

    Jan 21, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot has launched a newly designed public Web site. On Jan. 13, the Directorate of Information Management replaced the years-old home page with a new one, which is the handy work of information technology specialist Nick Thomas.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The Caribbean country of Haiti was devastated last week by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, prompting U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten to declare a disaster due to the effects of the earthquake. The Government of Haiti estimates that at least 65,000 people perished in the disaster, the U.N. approximates that at least three million people are affected and the International Organization for Migration reports that roughly 200,000 Haitians have been displaced.

  • A day with the SYSPAC

    Jan 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The System Safety Policy Action Committee conducted its regular meeting at the U.S. Army Missile and Aviation Life Cycle Management Command Safety Office here, Jan. 12-13.

  • Safety Award

    Jan 14, 2010

    Ken Rose was honored by John Manfre, safety director, U.S. Army Materiel Command for his two years of service as chairman for AMC System Safety Policy Action Committee during a committee meeting, Jan. 12 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Employees prep for transfer to new DLA tenant organization

    Jan 14, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna employees transferring to a new tenant organization were notified recently as part of the shift of the supply, storage and distribution (SS&D) function from the Army to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • Employees prep for transfer to new DLA tenant organization

    Jan 14, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna employees transferring to a new tenant organization were notified recently as part of the shift of the supply, storage and distribution (SS&D) function from the Army to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • AMC Band breaks ground on state-of-the-art training facility at Redstone

    Jan 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band held the official groundbreaking of their new facility here Jan. 12. "What a great event. This marks the last ground breaking for our BRAC construction projects (at Redstone Arsenal). We are so glad you could be here and a part of it," said Col. Robert M. Pastorelli, Redstone Arsenal commander.

  • Program Review In Iraq Marks First For Command

    Jan 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In order to provide the best support possible, it is not unusual for members of U.S. Army Security Assistance Command to travel to the nations it works with. On Oct. 31 to Nov. 1 they were a part of a historic conference when a Foreign Military Sales Program Management Review was held in Iraq for the first time.

  • U.S. Army to Fast-Track More Gear to Afghans

    Dec 17, 2009

    The U.S. Army is preparing to step-up materiel transfers of urgently needed war-fighting gear such as HMMWVs, .50 caliber machine guns, boots, ammunition and other supplies to Afghan forces in light of President Barack Obama's Dec. 1 announcement that he will send an additional 30,000 U.S. troops to the country.

  • Growing Post Thanks Community

    Oct 23, 2009

    Community leaders from across the Tennessee Valley were given a "bird's eye view" of what growth means for Redstone Arsenal during a briefing from top Redstone officers Oct. 13. That view was an overarching look at the Arsenal's footprint, its growing capabilities and new organizations, and the issues that could threaten future growth. During the Evening at the Arsenal, Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of Redstone Arsenal and the Aviation and Missile Command, joined forces with Col. Steve Kihara, the new commander of the Redstone Test Center, and Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli to share Redstone Arsenal's story with more than 100 community leaders. The Arsenal story included a missile firing of the Javelin, a flyover of Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters, and dinner, exhibits and a presentation at the Redstone Test Center's hangar at the Airfield. "This is an Arsenal that supports the entire country ... The mission of success today is having you get a better feel for your Arsenal and having you get a better feel of what we're all about, what our challenges are and where we're at," Myles told his audience. "Welcome to your Army."

  • Security Assistance Command Tackles Suicide Prevention

    Sep 25, 2009

    The Army has made suicide prevention among Soldiers a top priority. However, predominantly civilian organizations are using the training and information available to educate their work forces as well. The Army Security Assistance Command is moving into phase three of its training plan. "We want it to be understood that we take it just as seriously as the green-suiters," Gale Fenwick, training manager, said. "We are an Army organization and suicide does happen to civilians, too." The first phase of training included briefings and presentations featuring the stories of people who have lived through suicide attempts or the pain of a friend, loved one or colleague's death. Some of the faces are instantly recognizable. "The actor and comedian Drew Carey has a segment where he talks about his own suicide attempt," Fenwick said. The training program is mandatory for USASAC's active duty and government civilian work force. It is also recommended for the contractors within their walls. Conducting widespread training at four locations, while in the middle of a BRAC move, sounds daunting, Fenwick said. However, teamwork and support from Redstone has made it go much smoother than could be anticipated.

  • Security Assistance Command plants its flag

    Sep 16, 2009

    Quoting words of freedom spoken by President John Kennedy, the new commander of the Army Security Assistance Command said the nation's sacrifices during the past eight years have proven that Americans stand for freedom throughout the world.

  • Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker to assume Command of USASAC

    Sep 10, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker, program manager for the Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, will assume command of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command from Executive Director Richard Alpaugh in a ceremony at the Bob Jones Auditorium here, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

  • Security Assistance Chief of Staff Returns to Redstone

    Aug 28, 2009

    As U.S. Army Security Assistance Command makes the move to Redstone from Fort Belvoir, Va., one new addition is helping to smooth the way for others. Col. Tommy Lancaster became chief of staff for the organization June 22. With the organization both moving and restructuring as part of its BRAC-mandated relocation, Lancaster finds his duties divided between the two main locations. "Right now is very interesting because of our split operations," Lancaster said. "It's a challenge to work two headquarters at once." The move is going well. Lancaster estimates USASAC is about 18 months ahead of schedule. They have 85 people in place at Redstone and are expecting about 60 more. While helping the organization's staff move forward, Lancaster is working on what will happen to those not coming with them.

  • Newest Addition to Security Assistance Command

    Aug 21, 2009

    As more of their staff is relocated or hired in, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command is seeing their team come together at Redstone. Their newest member, Col. Gwendolyn Roland, is the director of regional operations for four of the organization's six global areas. She took over the position Aug 4. Roland's military career has spanned 23 years. During that time, she served all over the world. Her years of experience in ordnance, maintenance and forward support landed her an assignment as the security assistance officer to the Office of Military Cooperation in Egypt in 2003. Her time there, coupled with her field experience, gives her a unique perspective on what it is that USASAC does.

  • Security Assistance Command Settling onto Post

    Oct 29, 2008

    When international allies are looking to supply their forces with top of the line equipment, they turn to those who have the equipment regarded by many as the best in the world. They buy American. U.S. Army Security Assistance Command oversees those foreign military sales from beginning to end. Aca,!A"You see how respected the U.S. military is,Aca,!A? Col. Catherine Lacina, USASAC chief of staff, said. Aca,!A"These countries really want to be able to interoperate with us. They want the same equipment that we have. We really do lead the world, I think, in a lot of the technology and the quality of equipment we provide.Aca,!A? USASAC has been a major subordinate of Army Materiel Command since the mid-1970s. In fact, they are in the process of moving from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone alongside AMC as part of base realignment and closure. Currently they are located next door to AMC in a temporary location off Redstone Road. They will still be next door when AMC moves to their permanent facility. USASACAca,!a,,cs new building is being constructed as part of the new AMC complex on Martin Road.

  • AMC, USASAC break ground on new headquarters at Redstone Arsenal

    Sep 24, 2008

    Members of the Army Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command should have their new buildings at Redstone Arsenal by 2011.

  • Arriving organization brings world of opportunity

    May 8, 2008

    A senior executive with the Army Security Assistance Command said the organizationAca,!a,,cs move to Redstone Arsenal is an Aca,!A"opportunity to move our organization to the next step.Aca,!A?


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