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Conference raises ideas about quality of life
Clear skies and warm temperatures graced the Garrison’s organization day Oct. 22 at the Redstone Activity Field. There was music, food and recreation for the workers and their families.
Lessons from the classroom came to life Thursday 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 …
He died in air crash in Alaska in 1952
The Exchange showcased its new look and improvements Friday with a grand opening.
For two hours each week, Redstone Arsenal transforms into a classroom for home school families.
Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey had a message Friday for members of Team Redstone – thank you.
It takes all of Team Redstone to ensure that students in the Tennessee Valley receive the best education possible.
Team Redstone gathered Friday to honor a local veteran with the third highest military award for valor, the Silver Star, for his actions in Vietnam.
Delegates receive training to work toward solutions

US Army Materiel Command

Terry McGahan acts as the first point of contact for participants in the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) once they are overseas. The program operates throughout the U.S. Army Research, …
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with Procter & Gamble, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with an essay contest that provides Vietnam veterans and family members an …
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville's Energy Savings Performance Contracting team received a 2014 Secretary of the Army Energy and Water Management Award for …
U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat
U.S. Army forces began deploying in late September in order to support the U.S. Agency for International Development mission to combat Ebola in West African nations and contracting officers were …
The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is providing direct support to Operation United Assistance to combat Ebola in West Africa. The command's Army Prepositioned Stocks program was tasked to assist in …
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Illinois, hosted senior acquisition executives for a strategic planning session Oct. 6 to discuss the closeout of the $38 …
In an effort to increase talent management opportunities for civilian employees, the Army recently polled 400 civilians in GS-11 and GS-12 positions across all Army Career Programs to determine what …
Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Warrior Web Program.

Military Science and Technology

Work to extend the service life of Stinger Block I missiles and expand its capabilities on the battlefield began at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, Oct. 27, 2014.
Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Warrior Web Program.
No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola Virus Disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical …
Researchers from U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, developed an app that will help unit leaders …
Something as seemingly insignificant as a battery could change a battlefield outcome. Staff Sgt. José R. Salcedo III learned this one night in Afghanistan. It was 2012 and Salcedo was on a mounted …
The Army is deploying tactical network and mission command capabilities to the area that will provide the infrastructure for improved communications between U.S. Africa Command, deploying units, …
As the Army rightsizes and transitions to a more expeditionary force, how efficiently its Soldiers can live during deployments becomes increasingly important. Current and future technologies that …
Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."
U.S. Army Cyber Command's Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon sat down with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C., to …
As U.S. forces deploy to West Africa to help counter the Ebola outbreak, the Army is surging tactical communications technologies to help connect Soldiers, aid workers and other mission partners …

NASA News

“On behalf of the entire NASA family, I offer our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the pilot lost in today’s accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, and we are …
A new study in the latest issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society provides an in-depth look at how NASA facilities have been affected by climate extremes and climate change in …
The Wallops Incident Response Team completed today an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket shortly after …
The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the …
NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars.
Ahead of the third U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp., NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia continues to enable successful launches …
The same phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may be the solution to a long-standing mystery about stars’ birth, or the absence of it, according to a new study using data from …
The third Orbital Sciences cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of …
NASA has awarded the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Support Contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc., of Greenbelt, Maryland.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a behind-the-scenes look at the science command post for the International Space Station when he visits NASA's Payload Operations Integration Center at the …
 
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