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Redstone Rocket

While employment might bring a large number of residents to the Tennessee Valley, the scenic landscape is one of the reasons they put down roots.
Redstone Arsenal is participating in this year’s Feds Feed Families food donation drive during August.
Decatur operation relies on donations, volunteers
Darius Rucker, with special guest David Nail, performed for an appreciative crowd Sunday at the Redstone Activity Field.
On Saturday, the fourth annual Rhythms, Brew and Barbecue Festival took place at the activities field on Redstone Arsenal.
The Army Materiel Command and Team Redstone celebrated Women’s Equality Day with an observance program Aug. 19 at Bob Jones Auditorium.
Solar electric power eyed for the future
The Army Family Action Plan is an Armywide initiative to identify issues or concerns to improve the overall quality of life for active duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers, retirees and their …
St. Francis de Sales said, “It is to those who have the most need of us that we ought to show our love more especially.”
There’s more than food served up with a meal at Manna House of Huntsville.

US Army Materiel Command

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- The best information often comes from unexpected sources, and a recent phone call to the Army Materiel Command's Historical Office yielded some significant finds.
More than 200 rising fourth through 10th graders and their families gathered at an Army-hosted math and science summer camp closing ceremony Aug. 19.
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.
WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The production change at Watervliet this month was unlike anything the arsenal had experienced before and it has a Canadian company to thank for it.
The LOGCAP Support Brigade, headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., said goodbye to their commander and welcomed a new one during a ceremony in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. …
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.
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Electronics Mechanics Ian Haslam, left, and Kevin Yazdzik conduct electrical tests here on the Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T).
Two groups of Security Assistance Command Soldiers, from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, traveled to Liberia, to teach members of the …
Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, honored the sacrifice of military service members, firefighters and police officers, during the annual 'Tribute to Our …
McALESTER, Okla. -- Col. Joseph G. Dalessio, commander of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, attended a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by the non-profit organization, Homes for Our Troops, who are …

Military Science and Technology

In an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.
The Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the first U.S. Army medical treatment facility to offer endoscopic procedures using the Apollo OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.
Important information and helpful links on sleep, activity and nutrition -- the three components of Performance Triad -- are now available as an app that can be downloaded to any smartphone.
The Directorate of Ammunition Operations at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, achieved a major quality milestone July 2, 2014, when it produced its three millionth M18 colored smoke grenade without a …
A team of U.S. Army Reserve officers is participating in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014, in South Korea, to engage with Soldiers about their technological needs.
The senior Army leader responsible for equipping the nation's Soldiers with everything they wear, shoot, drive, fly and eat made his first-ever visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma.
Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Shyu, provided the keynote address at National Defense Industrial Association's Ground Robotics Capabilities …
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 …
Shock waves from battlefield explosions are invisible threats for U.S. Soldiers and their top-of-the-line combat helmets, but with new studies in synthetic human physiology, researchers are learning …
A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

NASA News

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed “Sparky,” is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of …
NASA officials will hold a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today to discuss the agency’s progress on the Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy-lift rocket under development to take humans beyond …
NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth …
NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying …
NASA Awards Contract Option on Test and Operations Support Contract
Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA, currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station, will speak with students and educators at Elliott …
NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on …
NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data.
Media and the public are invited to attend two events Monday, Aug. 25 from 1-3 p.m. EDT to learn more about the agency’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and its historic connection to the Voyager …
 
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