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Redstone Rocket

With a blast of trumpets and their trademark Tiger sound, the Grissom High School Band heralded the holiday season in Hollywood.
In 2014, the Rocket stepped off the Arsenal for a new assignment.
The Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Office of Energy Initiatives and the Garrison, has issued a notice of intent to award to Sunpower Corporation …
Team Redstone leaders attended Saturday’s wreath laying ceremony at Maple Hill Cemetery. Volunteers placed Christmas wreaths on graves in the veterans section on National Wreaths Across America Day …
The Huntsville Ballet Company presented Military Appreciation Night at The Nutcracker at the Von Braun Center’s Concert Hall on Thursday. Gen. Dennis Via, commander of the Army Materiel Command, …
The Army Materiel Command Band performed a holiday concert Dec. 8 at Bob Jones Auditorium. Participants from the band included Sonic Fusion, the Arsenal Brass and the Big Bang Brass Band.
In his first visit to Redstone Arsenal, undersecretary of the Army Brad Carson called the Army Materiel Command a “jewel” for the country and stressed the important role the installation plays in …
Marshall Space Flight Center rang in the holiday season with their annual tree lighting ceremony Thursday. Santa was on hand for the celebration, in addition to carols by children from the Marshall …
Team Redstone has holiday gala
Army leaders recognized that civilians could benefit from the resiliency training received by Soldiers. AMCOM is extending that opportunity to its workforce.

US Army Materiel Command

AMC reviews successful 2014 Yesterday at 11:00PM
The Army Materiel Command's senior leader has long said that while the next contingency can't be predicted, it will certainly arrive. That statement is especially fitting as 2014 comes to a close.
Army Technology Magazine interviewed Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Rogers provides …
The winter holiday season, with all its wonderful sights, sounds, and family gatherings, has arrived. As you prepare to enjoy cherished moments with your friends and family, I ask each of you to keep …
The Australian Army G6 visited the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dec. 9, as part of initial coordination efforts leading up to his military's …
FORT HOOD, Texas -- The U.S. Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies, and is …
Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently …
U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat
Lt. Col. Andrew Kim, the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC) Command Surgeon, and Col. Scott Carson, AMC Command Chaplain, came to visit Picatinny Arsenal Nov. 19.
As a result of recent world events and a continual effort to protect the force, special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Computer Crime Investigative Unit, are strongly …
For more than 15 years, the Holiday Family Committee at the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) has donated time and money to sponsor families in need during the holiday season.

Military Science and Technology

Army Technology Magazine interviewed Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Rogers provides …
A mechanical fly buzzing into an enemy operations center for surveillance may still be the stuff of science fiction, but perhaps not for long.
In an effort to boost collaboration with academia and industry, the Army Research Laboratory hosted about 450 scientists from universities and private companies at its open house, Dec. 9-10, 2014.
The Army installed its first Ground-Based Sense-and-Avoid radar system, Dec. 15, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned Aircraft system companies
Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown …
In an effort to further develop and enhance 'Force 2025' capabilities, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Army Capabilities Integration Center held a pilot test for Early Synthetic Prototyping …
Following the successful fielding of the lightweight 60mm mortar system, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, has begun delivering the new lightweight 81mm system to troops. The new M252A1 81mm system is …
The Estonian Defense Ministry added the FGM-148 Javelin weapon system, a one-man portable rocket launcher, to its military's arsenal, following the signing of a sales contract during ceremony at the …
The Small Arms Grenade Munition round -- a 40mm counter-defilade, air-bursting grenade designed for both the M203 and M320 launchers -- will undergo evaluation in July 2015.
The Distributed Common Ground System-Army is the backbone of the Army intelligence mission, and DCGS-A provides the tools and databases that the 116th Military Intelligence Brigade uses for worldwide …

NASA News

NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EST today during which agency officials will discuss and answer questions on the selection of an Asteroid Redirect Mission concept.
It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to recover from California's continuing drought, …
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the …
NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for …
NASA researchers Friday began flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around …
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
NASA and its International Space Station partners will hold a news conference in Paris at 10 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 18, to discuss the upcoming one-year expedition on the International Space …
NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by …
The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract now is scheduled to launch no earlier than 1:20 p.m. EST Friday, Dec. 19, …
NASA has awarded a contract to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority of Norfolk, Virginia for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport III (MARS III) follow-on contract.
 
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