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Redstone Rocket

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.”
NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Aug. 13 marked the official opening of building 4220, the newest environmentally friendly facility on its high-tech campus – and housing the Marshall office …
There’s more than food served up with a meal at Manna House of Huntsville.
A 328-foot floating link to one of the most important events in American history will soon arrive at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur.
Watch closely. Underneath all that play, there’s learning going on.
Retired Soldier inducted into Ranger hall of fame
BOSS leader enjoys group’s dual mission
Local effort addresses serious need for food
Space museum ceremony celebrates WWII legacy

US Army Materiel Command

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.
Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, toured Picatinny Arsenal Aug. 14 to meet with senior leaders, visit a number of facilities and receive …
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 …
-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, recently announced that Tooele Army Depot would have a second wind turbine constructed to promote its renewable energy goals.
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army activated its newest contingency contracting battalion during a ceremony here Aug. 18.
Army Under Secretary Brad R. Carson hosted a two-day session at the Pentagon last month, which was meant to help shape policy changes regarding how the Army hires, trains, develops, and sustains its …
In most repair shops on depot, testing is done as parts arrive to see what needs to be repaired or overhauled. In the Tritium Room of the Optics Branch, that testing includes checking for radiation …
Shops and office areas throughout Anniston Army Depot have been assessed through the Target Zero program for over a year, beginning in July 2013.
One Soldier took matters into his own soon-to-be bloody hands when he noticed a traffic accident on a South Korean expressway July 12.

Military Science and Technology

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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.
Over the past five years, the North Carolina National Guard has built a group of information technology professionals who make up its Joint Cyber Defense Team.

NASA News

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.
NASA Announces Awards to Expand Informal STEM Education Network
As the Atlantic Ocean's hurricane season hits its peak, media are invited to visit NASA's latest airborne hurricane research mission using remotely piloted aircraft on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. …
NASA Television will live broadcast a discussion Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. EDT, with leading science experts describing what is known about our ancient Earth and how that information …
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project has awarded approximately $15 million in a new, five-year cooperative agreement to Texas State University at San Marcos to provide educator …
NASA has signed a contract modification with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee, for a one-year option with a potential value of $120 million to extend the Engineering and Science …
Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite.
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NASA’s next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by SpaceX. The Dragon spacecraft tentatively is scheduled to lift off atop a …
A new NASA field campaign will begin flights over the Arctic this summer to study the effect of sea ice retreat on Arctic climate. The Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE) will …
Seven rare, microscopic interstellar dust particles that date to the beginnings of the solar system are among the samples collected by scientists who have been studying the payload from NASA's …
 
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