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Redstone Rocket

Team Redstone’s speaker for remembrance event
It’s thanks to the roads Dr. William Gannaway ended up not taking that he has found his perfect niche at Fox Army Health Center.
Nearly 400 children grabbed their Easter baskets and headed to the Activity Field on Saturday for FMWR’s Child, Youth and School Services’ annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Highlights from the sunny …
Awareness month’s goal to stop sexual assault
Ninety-six students sat on the library floor watching the projection of an animated map showing different sized circles, all correlating to the magnitude of an earthquake’s strength. Sporadically, …
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn’t ... pays it,” Albert Einstein once said.
Even for dietitian Heather Hough, healthy eating isn’t as easy as choosing carrots over carrot cake.
Come April 25, the path to wellness begins with Fox Army Health Center’s Health Fair.
Space museum exhibit fosters understanding
The second annual Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament March 20 at the Firehouse Pub drew plenty of smiles.

US Army Materiel Command

The Joint Munitions Command's Munitions Logistics Readiness Center hosted a semiannual Total Army Ammunition Authorization and Allocation Committee working group meeting here, April 14-17.
A new "fifth generation" tank cartridge adds capability to Abrams system without adding responsibility for the Soldier and shows successful results during testing.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has launched eight communities of practice, known as CoPs, to coordinate efforts in areas …
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (April 18, 2014) -- Dr. Gabriella Larkin has worked for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory for more than five years as a research psychologist. She began her career in the …
The Watervliet Arsenal announced April 17, 2014, that it was named the winner of the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award for Industrial Operations for fiscal year 2013.
The annual Army Emergency Relief campaign runs through May 15. This year's campaign theme is "Army Emergency Relief -- A Soldiers First Choice," Army Emergency Relief, or AER officials announced. …
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.- Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Puig became the Army Contracting Command's command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony here April 17.
The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense's Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to …
As the Army shifts its focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Army Materiel Command assets there continue to support commanders and warfighters. During a recent nine day visit to installations across the …

Military Science and Technology

The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Planning and training for Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 is well underway with the major events slated to start at the end of April and lead to the Joint Staff J-6 Bold Quest exercise.
How well the Army is executing current projects is vital to securing future funding. When an Army Energy Conservation Investment Program project is complete, it should either be saving energy or …
A new military occupational specialty, 25D Cyber Network Defender, is now open to staff sergeants, sergeants first class and master sergeants in the active component, per Military Personnel Message …
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell said the Army is reducing its end strength as "rapidly and as responsibly," while doing its best to meet its operational requirements, during …
U.S. Army engineers' efforts to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits -- easing the logistical burden on Soldiers, reducing hazardous waste and …
The most recent version of the Army's 3D virtual training game, Virtual Battle Space 3, allows players to personalize their avatar within the simulation and the scenes and scenarios look a lot more …
Research, development and acquisition investments have declined 37 percent since the fiscal year 2012 budget planning cycle, the Army G-8 told Congress, April 2, 2014.
As U.S. and coalition forces draw down in Afghanistan and take most of their communications infrastructure with them, a new capability the size of a suitcase will enable Soldiers to connect to the …
When Steve Smith was growing up in Wayland, Mass., he would go to a movie like "Star Wars," rush home, and try to replicate the technology he had seen using parts from models that he had already …

NASA News

NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals for technologies that could be used on future exploration missions. The new proposals will build on the most promising ideas …
Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.
Media are invited to attend a breakfast reception at 8:30 a.m. EDT April 23 to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope's launch into space with the opening of the "Repairing Hubble" …
NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety of live and online activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home …
Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the …
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will outline NASA's human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit 2014 at 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 22. The conference, …
Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool …
Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk in the coming week to replace a failed backup computer relay system on the space station's truss. The activity, …
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing …
NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
 
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