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  • 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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