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  • Aviation, missile researchers complete year filled with history, innovation

    Dec 18, 2014

    The Francis J. McMorrow Laboratories, now known as the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, celebrated its 50th year in 2014. AMRDEC moved toward new and innovative methods to support the Warfighter throughout 2014, in addition to celebrating five decades of historical contributions to science and technology.

  • Leading Army researcher: Future of autonomous vehicles

    Dec 16, 2014

    Army Technology Magazine interviewed Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced technology solutions for all Department of Defense ground systems and combat support equipment.

  • Army developing robotic insects?

    Dec 16, 2014

    A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long.

  • Social network safety: How to protect your identity online

    Dec 15, 2014

    As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly recommending that anyone affiliated with the U.S. military, review their social media accounts to make sure they are using the best security settings to protect their online profiles.

  • 450 scientists visit Army Research Lab 'Open Campus'

    Dec 15, 2014

    In an effort to boost collaboration with academia and industry, the Army Research Laboratory hosted about 450 scientists from universities and private companies at its open house, Dec. 9-10, 2014.

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • Army opens its doors to research collaboration

    Dec 15, 2014

    ADELPHI, Md. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- The Army opened its doors to a new era of collaboration between its scientists and their peers in industry, academia and other government agencies, which officials said will keep the nation's joint warfighting team on the cutting edge of technology.

  • Aerospace engineer selected for aviation honor

    Dec 15, 2014

    An Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center employee has been selected as the 2014 John White Engineer of the Year by the Hampton Roads, Va. Chapter of the American Helicopter Society.

  • Mentoring program prepares future leaders

    Dec 12, 2014

    A mentoring program to enhance both personal and professional growth has been established at the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • PEO Aviation has more milestones on horizon

    Dec 12, 2014

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation looks back at some of the highlights in 2014 and has their sights set for more milestone achievements in 2015.

  • Under Secretary of the Army recognizes importance of AMC, Redstone Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2014

    In his first visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson called the U.S. Army Materiel Command a "jewel" for the country and stressed the important role the installation plays in national defense.

  • Team effort drives advanced rotorcraft

    Nov 26, 2014

    Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center has partnered with both Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in cooperative Technology Investment Agreement with the Future Advanced Rotorcraft Drive System Programs. These programs focus on the critical performance and affordability enhancing drive system technologies for the Army's current and future force fleet of rotorcraft, as well as commercial rotorcraft.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • Soldiers of the future will generate their own power

    Nov 17, 2014

    Wearable technologies may provide U.S. Soldiers with on-the-move, portable energy and reduce the weight of gear they carry into combat.

  • Several challenging leadership development opportunities now open to Army civilians

    Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2014) -- The application window for GS-12 and GS-13 Army civilians to attend Command and General Staff Officer Course, and participate in additional new professional development opportunities, begins March 2015.

  • AED employees recognized for career aviation contributions

    Nov 14, 2014

    Two Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center employees were recently presented the prestigious Order of Saint Michael.

  • Army recognizes scientists, engineers for innovation

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Army recognized engineers and scientists from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center recently for obtaining patents on new defense-related inventions.

  • Students Tour Redstone Science Laboratories

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Lessons from the classroom came to life Oct. 23 for ninth- and 10th-graders at Ardmore High School, as they paid a visit to Redstone Arsenal to learn more about the career opportunities and work that is done at Redstone Test Center and Marshall Space Flight Center.

  • Army exhibits advanced materials at expo

    Oct 29, 2014

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center teamed with the Army Research Laboratory to host an exhibit at the 2014 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in October. More than 7,000 representatives from industry, academia, and government organizations attended the event, which featured 560 exhibits and 300 technical sessions.

  • Army Lab, Girls Inc. host STEM fall camp

    Oct 29, 2014

    Excitement rang throughout the halls of McMorrow Laboratories in early October as 15 girls, from sixth- through eighth-grades, participated in a variety of hands-on experiments designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education.

  • AMRDEC program saves time and money at depot

    Oct 17, 2014

    When the AMRDEC Maintenance Engineering Division learned that the Corpus Christi Army Depot was experiencing critical parts shortages with the Turbine Disk Assembly and Turbine Shaft Assembly used on the UH-60 T700 Engine Programs, they knew who to call.

  • Redstone Arsenal welcomes Lt. Gov.

    Oct 17, 2014

    Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey paid a visit to Redstone Arsenal Oct. 17 as part of her role as the chair of the Military Stability Commission. Citing the trip as "very informative," Ivey made stops at Marshall Space Flight Center, the Army Materiel Command, AMRDEC's Prototype Integration Facility and the Garrison before taking part in the Silver Star Ceremony for retired 1st Lt. Phillip Fikes.

  • Engineers test bio-fuel in helicopters

    Oct 16, 2014

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, in conjunction with the Redstone Test Center, has completed a historic test program demonstrating the effectiveness of a bio-fuel commonly referred to as Alcohol to Jet in two Army aircraft -- a UH 60A Black Hawk and a CH 47D Chinook.

  • Unmanned aircraft soar with new capabilities for Apache teaming

    Oct 6, 2014

    The Program Executive Office for Aviation at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, has once again pushed the envelope of technology for its family of unmanned aircraft systems.

  • Army aerospace engineer living life fully in France

    Oct 1, 2014

    An aerospace engineer from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is now experiencing the south of France as a participant in the DoD's Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program.

  • RDECOM welcomes commanding general

    Sep 22, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed new leadership Sept. 22 as the Army returned a general officer to the organization's senior post.

  • Protecting Environment With Hazard-Free Helicopter Solvents

    Sep 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Leslie Hasenbein has a lot of dirt and grease on her mind. But it's not of the garden variety or the household strain. It doesn't involve making hands germ-free, getting stains out of clothes or making the kitchen spotless. Rather, it has to do with the dirt and grease that invariably lands in all kinds of places on the Army's helicopters.

  • Army turns to researchers for future lethality

    Sep 2, 2014

    The Army of the future may have fewer Soldiers but more lethality thanks to research in precision, scalable effects and improved range.

  • Army announces RDECOM leadership change

    Sep 2, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 2, 2014) -- The U.S. Army has announced a change of leadership at the Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Senior Executive Engineer Shares Vision For Center

    Aug 25, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The helicopter in view of James Lackey's AMRDEC office says it all -- where he's been, who he's always wanted to be and where he is headed.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Displayed For Inspector General

    Aug 18, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All unmanned aircraft systems were a go -- although simulated -- for Lt. Gen. Peter Vangjel when he visited the Joint Integration Systems Laboratory during his time at Redstone Arsenal on Aug. 5.

  • Virtual Targets program lauded for cost savings

    Aug 13, 2014

    The Department of Defense this summer announced winners of their 2013 Value Engineering Achievement Awards, recognizing the individual, team and special projects from each DoD agency whose innovative approaches produced better services at a lower cost. PM ITTS' Targets Management Office's Virtual Targets program was one of only eight Army organizations to receive this honor.

  • Army selected for Joint Strike Fighter software assessment

    Aug 12, 2014

    The F-35 Joint Program Office has selected the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to perform independent software safety analyses of the next-generation strike aircraft commonly called the Joint Strike Fighter.

  • Redstone Arsenal collaboration aids requirements analysis

    Aug 11, 2014

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, in collaboration with the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Project Office, has developed a tool to assist government teams managing thousands of user requirements. The Requirement Analysis Program Team Redstone, or RAPToR, is a Microsoft Excel-based tool that imports data from proprietary software and provides a series of analyses, metrics, traces and views for users to review and track requirements in a common, accessible interface. RAPToR itself began with user requirements.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, RDECOM remember fallen Soldier Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Aug 8, 2014

    The U.S. Army and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, community mourn the loss of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed Aug. 5, 2014, during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Chapter Named Association's Best for 10th Time

    Aug 8, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The strength of the local Army network has scored another big win for the Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army.

  • Redstone Returnee Leads Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Aug 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- No matter how the Army's restructuring program evolves in the years to come, there is one aviation program that is sure to continue its upward climb among Army combatant commanders and their Soldiers.

  • Army recognizes autonomous-aviation engineers

    Jul 31, 2014

    Two U.S. Army engineers recently received national recognition for their efforts in advancing autonomous aviation for the military.

  • Aviation, missile engineers welcome new leader

    Jul 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced it is filling a senior leadership position responsible for aviation and missile research.

  • Redstone team collaborates to improve contracting processes

    Jul 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (July 10, 2014) -- A collaborative team from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, and the Army Contracting Command-Redstone is applying Lean Six Sigma research methodologies and managerial principles to identify areas for process improvement and cost avoidance in Army contracting.

  • Software engineering director cited by university

    Jun 19, 2014

    Dr. William A. "Bill" Craig, director of the Software Engineering Directorate, was presented with the Government & Industry Leadership Award at the thirteenth annual Leadership Awards Banquet sponsored by the Alabama A&M University Huntsville Progressive Alumni Chapter.

  • AMRDEC hosts first Junior Solar Sprint competition

    Jun 19, 2014

    The Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center hosted the first annual Junior Solar Sprint competition in May. The Junior Solar Sprint challenges students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork to design, build and race high-performance solar electric vehicles.

  • Research center Soldier concludes military career

    Jun 13, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 13, 2014) -- "Leadership is hard," warned Lt. Col. Michael J. Zuvanich at his Army retirement ceremony on June 5, 2014, after a nearly 24 year military career.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Deputy Credits Team Effort

    Jun 9, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Since the early 1990s, Rich Kretzschmar's career has been on the ground floor of opportunity.

  • Aviation Applied Technology Directorate welcomes new commander

    May 28, 2014

    The Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, Aviation Development Directorate welcomed U.S. Army Col. Steven Braddom as its new commander during a ceremony at Fort Eustis, May 2.

  • Army, NASA, university collaboration promotes additive manufacturing

    May 22, 2014

    Additive manufacturing is changing the way organizations design and manufacture products around the world.

  • Army software researchers develop MRAP simulator

    May 20, 2014

    Army software engineers faced a challenge: Saving Soldiers' lives. With the development of new simulation applications, Soldiers can now use advanced computers to train for worst-case scenarios.

  • AMRDEC deputy retires from active duty

    May 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 19, 2014) -- Col. Jeff Mockensturm, deputy director of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, retired Thursday, concluding 29 years of active military service.

  • Senior aviation researcher looks into the future

    May 14, 2014

    Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center acting Director James Lackey talks about the future of Army aviation research in a recent Q&A with Army Technology Magazine.

  • Engineer achieves 60 years of service and counting

    May 14, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 15, 2014) -- Dwight Eisenhower was president, gas cost 20 cents a gallon, and the transistor radio had just been invented. That's a glimpse of what the world was like the day James "J.B." Hall began a career in civil service. It was Dec. 22, 1953.

  • Young award-winning engineer serves community

    May 14, 2014

    Joan Reichwein Smith, systems integration lead engineer at the Utility Helicopters Project Office, was selected as the 2013 Alabama Young Engineer of the Year by the Engineering Council of Birmingham earlier this year. Smith is employed by the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, where she supports the UH Project Office.

  • Weapons senior engineer making career change

    May 5, 2014

    Steve Cornelius, senior executive and director of the Weapons Development and Integration Directorate, resigns from position at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center after 28 years of civil service.

  • A Plan to Make--and Break

    Apr 28, 2014

    Taking the long view of Army modernization means constantly staying ahead of technology. This commentary was originally published in the April - June 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Army to the Corps: Electrical engineer helps change the face of aviation

    Apr 10, 2014

    The Army's Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid System (GBSAA) is the first system of its kind and it's changing the face of unmanned aviation--and as its deputy product director Mary Ottman is at the heart of the development effort.

  • McMorrow Labs Celebrates Five Decades Of Contributions

    Mar 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An America's Army action hero. Historical command coins. An old Blackberry cell phone. A Pershing II technical manual. Command patches. A bracelet made from the metal of a Patriot missile fired in Operation Desert Storm. A model of a rocket motor launcher. And a Redstone Rocket dated March 12, 2014. Those items, plus photos, strategic documents and floor plans, were placed in ammunition boxes for inclusion in a time capsule that will be buried at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center as part of its 50th anniversary celebration

  • McMorrow labs commemorates 50 years with ceremony

    Mar 13, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (March 12,2013) -- Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Command commemorated 50 years since the dedication of its facility, McMorrow Laboratories, here March 12.

  • Fifty Years Of Taking Technology To Troops

    Mar 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Happy 50th anniversary, AMRDEC. On March 12, 1964, the Francis J. McMorrow Missile Laboratories was dedicated in memory of the first commander of the Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal. Today, the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, which consists of McMorrow Labs and many other research and test facilities throughout Redstone Arsenal and the world, will recognize its 50th anniversary with a ceremony for its employees and longtime supporters.

  • DoD Manufacturing Institutes highlight AMC partnerships with academia, industry

    Mar 5, 2014

    When President Barack Obama spoke to the nation Feb. 25 about the next two Department of Defense-led manufacturing institutes, Army Materiel Command leaders were there. Gen. Dennis L. Via, AMC Commander, as well as RDECOM Director Dale Ormond, and AMC Chief Technology Officer Dr. Grace Bochenek, were among the Department of Defense and industry invitees. Also included were Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, and Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John P. Holdren.

  • Manned/Unmanned Collaborative Systems Integration Laboratory

    Feb 20, 2014

    Researchers in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Manned/Unmanned Collaborative Systems Integration Laboratory, located at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, are conducting research to address the demands placed on Soldiers' mental resources required to manage attention, make decisions and coordinate crew activities and communication on the battlefield.

  • McMorrow Lab home for aviation, missile research

    Feb 18, 2014

    50 years ago, the Army dedicated building 5400 at Redstone Arsenal in memory of Maj. Gen. Francis "Frank" McMorrow. Today McMorrow Laboratories serves as the headquarters for the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC.

  • Missile Defense Leader Describes Expanding Mission

    Feb 6, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In a series of test videos that showed interceptors defending against incoming missiles, the director of the Missile Defense Agency shared the nation�'s ballistic missile defense strength with members of the Tennessee Valley of the National Defense Industrial Association on Jan. 28.

  • AMC commander tours research center

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Army Materiel Command's commander Gen. Dennis Via toured the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center in November. AMRDEC personnel provided Via with briefings highlighting core technical competencies and projects, ranging from rapid equipping efforts impacting Soldiers today to science and technology programs laying the foundation for the next decades.

  • Army Aviation Sees Change In Leadership

    Feb 5, 2014

    The Army celebrated the careers of two of its aviation officers Jan. 24, with the retirement of Redstone Arsenal's senior aviator, and the promotion of a 26-year career officer into the general ranks.

  • Research center paved way for development

    Feb 5, 2014

    Dr. John McDaniel retired in September 1977 as the Deputy and Technical Director, Research and Development Command. At the time of his retirement, McDaniel was Redstone's top ranking civilian. He became deputy of the Missile Research and Development Command (MRDEC) in January 1977 when MICOM was split into two commands. Before that he had been Director of the Missile Research, Development and Engineering Laboratories of the Army Missile Command for many years. As AMRDEC celebrates 50 years of McMorrow Laboratories, the Center looks back to the life and career of "Dr. Mac."

  • Team Redstone salutes departing AMRDEC director

    Feb 5, 2014

    On the very stage where five years ago he was inducted into the Senior Executive Service, Eric Edwards, director of the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, bid farewell to his colleagues at a Jan. 21 ceremony. After 31 years of civilian service, the last four of which spent leading AMRDEC, Edwards is stepping down to pursue opportunities in the private sector.


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