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Redstone Rocket

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

U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat
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 …
Larry Williams, 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion master driver, told four prospective forklift operators that forklift accidents account for 85 to 100 fatalities per year and approximately …
Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Warrior Web Program.
WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. --When rumors began flowing through the arsenal that it was getting new 'lockout and tagout' procedures, some may have thought the arsenal was having a labor issue or that …
Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command and Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, command sergeant major of AMC, visited Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Oct. 23.
Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a …

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

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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
NASA has awarded the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Support Contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc., of Greenbelt, Maryland.
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 …
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 …
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and …
 
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