Black Hawk Recapitalization

Thursday November 17, 2005

Corpus Christi Army Depot is DoD's premier facility for aviation repair. Presently, the depot workforce is focused on an important mission for the UH-60 Black Hawk that goes beyond repair - they are recapitalizing the Black Hawk fleet. The Black Hawk is the front-line utility helicopter for the Army and was first fielded in 1978.

The recapitalization program involves:

- Rebuilding and upgrading currently fielded systems to ensure operational readiness and a 'zero-time/zero-mile' system.

- The rebuild aspect consists of restoring systems to like-new condition in appearance, performance, and life expectancy and inserting new technology to improve reliability and maintainability.

- Implementation of Lean Six Sigma at CCAD has generated tremendous savings in terms of time and dollars enabling the workforce to increase Black Hawk recap production from 13 in 2004 to 27 in 2005. They expect to recap 36 next year.

To learn more about Black Hawk recap, tune in to the AMC News Dispatch - the Army Materiel Command's video news program at the following web link.

Corpus Christi Army Depot is a subordinate activity of the Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command, a Major Subordinate Command of the Army Materiel Command .



Saturday, 19 November, 1:00PM EST
Arkansas State Indians at Army Black Knights
ESPN schedule


NASCAR excitement gets underway again Sunday, 20 November, in Miami, with Army-sponsored, NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek, once again taking to the track. Consult your local listings for time and stations.


  • 8th Army chief Campbell picked for key post in Georgia (SS)
  • Army assists Border Patrol agents in New Mexico (AJ/EB)
  • Armory upgrade honors Guard Soldiers (SO)
  • Maj. Gen. Dayton nominated to new security post (SS)
  • Army Ranger remembered (NPR)
  • Pentagon delaying release Army's new interrogation manual (BS | EB)
  • Soldier makes hole in one during pro-am (ARNEWS)


  • Foreign fighters role debated in Iraq (WP | EB)
  • Afghan insurgents grow more determined (USAT | EB)
  • Car bomb detonates near U.S. military convoy in Afghanistan (AFIS)
  • Al Qaeda network increases activities in Afghanistan (FN)
  • Tentative agreement extends Patriot Act (NPR)
  • None captured in Tall Afar offensive were from outside country (MSNBC)
  • Top American commander denounced calls for troop withdrawal deadline (WP/EB)
  • SOCOM shortcomings cited (WP)


  • Soldier starts program to build orphanages (NBC)
  • Smokeout provides service members opportunity to be quitters (AFIS)
  • A history of CIA interrogation techniques (SM)
  • U.S. has detained more than 83,000 foreigners (BS | EB)
  • Torture in Iraq could be common practice (CSM)
  • Commentary: 'Afghanistan: Fighting a Forgotten War' (NPR)
  • Sunni Arab leaders and torture victim recount horrors (SFC)
  • Editorial: 'France still on fire' (WT)


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History Channel- Reel to Reel
Saturday, 19 November 8:00PM EST
Movie based on actual events during WWII, this award-winning film tells the dramatic story of a small band of Allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines with information that could save thousands of American lives. Outgunned and ill-equipped, they must now battle a frigid wilderness and roving German troops to smuggle the critical intelligence back to Allied territory and survive the tragic event now known as the Malmedy Massacre.
Saints and Soldiers


America's Army remains the pre-eminent land force in the world today. What we need at this time is for Americans to continue to answer the Call to Duty just as they have during the Army's 230 years of service to this nation.

ARNEWS article

The Honorable Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the United States Army


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