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Soldiers taking care of their own. That’s been the Army Emergency Relief tradition since 1942.
Twenty-five years ago, retired Sgt. 1st Class Dan Stamaris became a prisoner of war.
There’s one thing that Ellen Ramsey and Alfreda Alexander want to make clear – they don’t chase storms.
He served in combat during the Tet Offensive in 1968 but he remained under siege after returning to the United States from the Vietnam War.
Jerrie and Clifton Officer stand on a legacy of hope.
For 26 years the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference has recognized outstanding science, technology, engineering and math professionals that serve as role models for Hispanic …
The Civilian Welfare Fund Council continues to implement innovative ways to serve the community.
What happens in the classroom doesn’t stay in the classroom – the impact of that learning reaches far beyond the walls of each school that calls the Tennessee Valley home.
As a young boy growing up on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Todd May would stare up at the sky and marvel at the expansiveness of the universe.
A red ribbon in the hallway and blue and white balloons in the courtroom set the tone for the Redstone Tax Center’s annual opening Jan. 26.

US Army Materiel Command

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- There's one thing that Ellen Ramsey and Alfreda Alexander want to make clear -- they don't chase storms. They look for them. As trained storm spotters, the two Aviation …
USASAC selects top workers of year Yesterday at 11:00PM
The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command has announced its selections for Fiscal Year 2015 Supervisor and Employee of the Year, with three workers earning the recognition.
Elements of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) played host to various federal, state, and local officials as well as industry partners in a wide-ranging information event designed to provide context and …
Although the number of Army National Guard and Reserve troops deploying overseas has diminished considerably since the height of the Middle East conflicts, the Army still needs reserve-component …
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus closely related to yellow fever, dengue, and West Nile viruses. A Zika virus outbreak was identified in Brazil in early 2015; since then, it has spread to more than …
ARAB, Ala. -- During a Jan. 27 presentation on leadership and the military experience at Arab High School, Aviation and Missile Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela easily took on questions ranging from his …
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TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A partnership between Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Software Engineering Center (SEC) is helping shape the future of software sustainment for the military's …
School was in session Feb. 2, but instead of a traditional lesson plan inside a school classroom, students were mentored on historic Fort Sam Houston by members of the Mission and Installation …
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center incorporates 3-D scanning systems to rapidly capture the shapes of objects for reverse engineering and quality control.

Military Science and Technology

Signal, cyber and communications experts from industry, government and the militaries of several NATO allied and partner nations gathered together for the 9th annual Mobile Deployable Communications …
While the Army is making great progress meeting its energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, this is not enough, said Richard Kidd, the deputy assistant secretary of the Army for energy and …
Picatinny engineers are creating M777A2 howitzer maintenance training videos to enhance the ability of Soldiers and Marines to conduct maintenance tasks in all operational environments.
Most Floridians are probably aware that the Soldiers and airmen of the state's National Guard forces are there to help in an emergency or deployed to combat.
Cross-training in the Army can be nearly as effective at creating a shared understanding as the old adage to "walk a mile in his shoes."
NATICK, Mass. (Jan. 28, 2016) -- Collaboration has long been second nature for researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, and now a partnership is being …
Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 10th Special Forces Group began Exercise Wolfenstein, a 22-day signal intelligence training event in Germany, Jan. 5, 2016.
Working to address aspects of coalition mission command interoperability, senior Army leaders recently participated in an executive level site visit at Joint Multi-National Readiness Center in …
In a continuing effort to better train U.S. Army engineers in all things cyber, the Army is offering a graduate level certificate in the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity starting Feb. 10.
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Do-It-Yourself (DIY)-type projects saved Tobyhanna a bundle by cutting labor hours and material costs during fiscal year 2015.

NASA News

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell:
The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Wednesday at NASA’s Goddard Space …
NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, including a speech from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and unique …
Students from five elementary schools and five middle schools in Colorado will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working on the International Space Station at 12:35 p.m. …
The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Todd May director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. May was appointed Marshall deputy director in August 2015 and has …
NASA has awarded a contract to MORI Associates, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, for information technology and external communications services at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA has opened media accreditation for the next launch of a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled for Thursday, …
NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a 5.5-hour spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 3.
NASA Television will air the announcement of the selection of a fleet of small satellites to launch on the inaugural flight of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS). The event is at 11 a.m. EST …
 
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