Corpus Christi Army Depot's (CCAD) Material Engineers utilize Scanning Electron Microscope for Helicopter Forensics
By Story by Kathleen Pettaway-Clarke | Sept. 16, 2020
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - In a variety of 'hit' television shows, forensic investigations and crime scenes investigator are often glamorized. Appealing to an audience desire to find the truth and the lure of investigating accidents. In real life, the Analytical Investigation Branch of Corpus Christi Army Depot's team with CCAD’s material engineers can discover how a helicopter accident may have occurred utilizing the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).
New policy addresses 3D parts for Army aircraft
By Lisa Simunaci | Sept. 8, 2020
As the Army explores the potential of some advanced manufacturing methods and 3D-printed parts to maintain and sustain its aviation fleet, recently published guidance aims to strike a balance between safety, improvements to readiness and escalating costs.
Safety of Flight messages save lives
By Douglas Miller, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command | July 23, 2020
Safety of Flight messages are high-priority notifications pertaining to any defect or hazardous condition of an Army-fielded system that can cause personal injury, death, or damage to the system. SOF messages can restrict specific performance capabilities, operational limits, or require immediate maintenance actions for a variety of reasons that could include material defect conditions. Depending on the severity of the defect, the entire fleet or a portion of the fleet could be grounded.
AMCOM leads effort to reduce heavy-metal exposure
By Lisa Simunaci | June 8, 2020
A Black Hawk helicopter going through a recapitalization process at Corpus Christi Army Depot is the Army’s first aircraft to receive an undercoat unlike others in the aviation fleet.
USATA’s operations continue during COVID-19
By Miles Brown, AMCOM Public Affairs Specialist | May 15, 2020
The nature of metrologists is to be methodical, deliberate and calculated when it comes to calibrating precision measurement equipment. That mentality aids them well when adjusting day-to-day operations to keep everyone safe across the U.S. Army TMDE Activity, USATA for short, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Depot artisans upgrade enduring fleet
By Lisa Simunaci | May 15, 2020
A program that modernizes Black Hawk helicopters maximizes Corpus Christi Army Depot’s capabilities as part of a winning readiness strategy for U.S. Army aviation.
SAMD performance stays on track amid COVID-19 measures
By Gina Baltrusch | May 6, 2020
When telework and travel restrictions became the prescription to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, employees of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) were prepared to adapt.
Mask mobilization efforts keep pilot training safe during evolving COVID-19 situation
By Phil Jenison | April 14, 2020
As everyone adapts to the seemingly daily dose of the unknown, the M1Support Services (M1SS) contractor workforce remains steadfast in support of operations to provide safe reliable aircraft while taking care of the workforce as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. As the prime contractor for the Aviation Center Logistics Command (ACLC), M1SS staff ensure safety remains at the forefront of the larger United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) mission.
Departing USATA executive director reflects on 5-year tenure
By Miles Brown, AMCOM Public Affairs Specialist | April 10, 2020
Dr. Myra Gray became the executive director for the U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Activity, headquartered on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, on May 31, 2015. During her tenure, she oversaw some of the most dramatic and impactful transformations of USATA in the organization’s 65-year history.
AMCOM leaders set plan for improved readiness
By Lisa Simunaci | March 19, 2020
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command leaders zeroed in on achieving the next level of readiness during a quarterly report to higher headquarters.
Missiles 101 informs most deployed formation
By Lisa Simunaci | March 17, 2020
Understanding how the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command fits into the missile enterprise is an important lesson, and one many Soldiers and officers don't fully understand.
AMCOM hosts Team Redstone briefings to industry
By Miles Brown, AMCOM Public Affairs Specialist | March 9, 2020
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command hosted Team Redstone’s 2020 Center of Excellence – Advance Planning Briefings to Industry (APBI), March 2 through 4.
AMCOM team wins antiterrorism award
By Miles Brown, AMCOM Public Affairs Specialist | March 9, 2020
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Antiterrorism team earned top large-unit honors at the 2020 Army Worldwide Anti-terrorism (AT) training seminar, Feb. 24-28. Headquarters Department of the Army hosted the 18th annual seminar at the Shades of Green hotel.
Aviation forum hits readiness, maintenance target
By Miles Brown, AMCOM Public Affairs Specialist | Feb. 27, 2020
More than 280 U.S. Army aviators, maintainers and logisticians from around the world convened at U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Headquarters on Redstone Arsenal to attend the sixth annual AMCOM 101 for Aviation forum, Feb. 19-20.
Letterkenny recognizes workforce for MRAP improvements
By Nora Zubia | Jan. 27, 2020
Local dignitaries, community members and senior military officials helped celebrate the Mine Resistance Ambush Protected RG-31 vehicle program on Jan. 24. Leaders recognized the workforce that pulsed at a rate of one-truck-per-day speed to produce 828 vehicles of the newest configuration to serve the nation's warfighters.
Missiles 101 targets broad support community
By Miles Brown, AMCOM Public Affairs Specialist | Jan. 22, 2020
This year’s U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s “101 for Missiles” will be March 5-6 and AMCOM wants brigade and battalion command teams to save the date.
AMCOM delivering on plans for improvement
By Gina Baltrusch | Dec. 20, 2019
Army Aviation and Missile Command leaders highlighted aviation readiness, supply availability, maintenance times and human capital development during a Dec. 18 update for Army Materiel Command‘s Gen. Gus Perna.
AMCOM Deputy Commander reflects on distinguished career of service
By Lisa Hunter | Dec. 16, 2019
1977, when Bill Marriott was a midshipman at the Naval Academy, he and five other midshipmen spent a semester studying at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It was his first encounter with the Army, but certainly not his last.
Security enterprise builds partner-nation readiness
By Gina Baltrusch | Dec. 10, 2019
When other nations ask the U.S. State Department for military systems or components from U.S. manufacturers, it's more than a potential sales contract for goods or services -- it's the start of a collaborative relationship that can benefit both countries.
Aviators, industry gather at 47th annual Cribbins symposium
By Miles Brown | Dec. 2, 2019
Leaders from across the Army's aviation enterprise gathered with key industry representatives to identify solutions for some of the most challenging sustainment issues facing today's Army aviators during the 47th Annual Cribbins Aviation Product Support Symposium Nov 20-21 at the Von Braun Center.
AMCOM leader shares tactics for success
By Lisa Simunaci | Nov. 20, 2019
Some of the best Army tactics include the most obvious tasks, a two-star general told students in the Intermediate-Level Education Course at the Command and General Staff College.
Safety message extends lifecycle for Black Hawk parts
By Lisa Simunaci | Oct. 17, 2019
Recent guidance from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command breathes additional life into several dynamic components of the Black Hawk helicopter, ultimately improving readiness for the workhorse of Army aviation.
Small business office helps meet readiness requirements
By Miles Brown | Sept. 24, 2019
With more than 28 million small businesses across the country looking for a competitive edge, the U.S. Army is reaching out to help companies navigate the process and successfully compete for government contracts.
Raising the bar to reduce aviation maintenance time
By Lisa Simunaci | Sept. 13, 2019
As supply availability continues to improve, raising the standards for Army aviation readiness is the next target for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command.
AMCOM leaders updated the Commander of Army Materiel Command, Gen. Gus Perna, on the organization's successes, challenges and way forward in a quarterly briefing, Sept. 10.
Forum connects AMCOM, aviation Soldiers
By Gina Baltrusch | Aug. 26, 2019
More than 200 Army aviation leaders from around the world gathered at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command on Redstone Arsenal to attend AMCOM 101 for Aviation, Aug. 20-22. The professional forum gave Army General Officers, Combat Aviation Brigade Commanders, aviation maintenance and supply officers, senior Noncommissioned Officers and other personnel the opportunity to learn how AMCOM can help them remain combat-ready.
Intel Analyst helps identify, counter threats to Army weapon systems
By Miles Brown | July 30, 2019
Threats to Army weapon systems come in many forms. It’s Christine Miller’s job to identify those threats and work with program managers and engineers to make sure the Army’s weapon systems are as effective as possible. She supports the Aviation and Missile command as a senior intelligence analyst/acquisition intelligence officer.
AMCOM hosts briefings to industry
By Miles Brown | July 19, 2019
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command hosted Team Redstone’s 2019 Center of Excellence – Advance Planning Briefings to Industry, July 17 and 18.
Aviation, Missile commander pins second star
By Miles Brown | July 12, 2019
Brig. Gen. Todd Royar, commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, was promoted to the rank of major general during a July 11 ceremony.
Aviation, missile commander addresses workforce
By Miles Brown | July 5, 2019
Employees of the Aviation and Missile Command heard directly from their new commander, Brig. Gen. Todd Royar, on what matters to him and what he expects of them during his first town hall July 2.
AMCOM Command Sergeant Major speaks to emerging leaders about honor
By Lisa Hunter | June 28, 2019
The U.S. Army has seven core values: Loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. But, honor wraps all of them together, AMCOM Command Sgt. Major Mike Dove said, speaking to the Department of the Army civilians attending AMCOM’s first Emerging New Leaders Course.
Annual Worldwide Aviation Logistics Conference held in Huntsville
By Miles Brown | May 30, 2019
Can the U.S. Army improve aviation readiness rates consistently above 75 percent? That is the burning question that more than 60 senior Army aviators, logisticians and maintainers from across the Aviation Branch tackled during the 2019 Worldwide Aviation Logistics Conference, held at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command Headquarters in Huntsville May 21-23.
AMCOM top warriors emerge from competition
By Lisa Simunaci | May 7, 2019
The Aviation and Missile Command’s top Soldier and non-commissioned officer were identified after four days of rigorous assessments that included ruck marching and weapons familiarization among other tasks and battle drills.
AMCOM transforming to support multi-domain operations
By Miles Brown | April 23, 2019
With hundreds of U.S. Army Aviation professionals on hand, Bill Marriott, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Executive Director, detailed the command’s initiatives to reform, reshape and refocus to support multi-domain operations to an audience at the Army Aviation Association of America summit.
AMCOM launches course for new federal employees
By Lisa Hunter | April 1, 2019
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command will offer a new course geared toward teaching new federal employees needed skills for career and professional development.
Long-time AMCOM employee documents the Command’s history
By Sean Kelly | March 18, 2019
It is the job of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s History Office to ensure AMCOM commanders remember and learn from the history they so diligently document and preserve. One of AMCOM’s most valuable players, Dr. Kaylene Hughes has been an AMCOM historian for 32 years.
Attorney ensures service contracts run smoothly
By Sean Kelly | March 14, 2019
One of AMCOM’s attorneys, Kathy Kelly, is integral to both AMCOM and to the Garrison in her role as a contract attorney in the Acquisition Law and Operations Division.
Aviation, missile enterprise shares roadmap for future
By Kari Hawkins | March 12, 2019
The Aviation and Missile Command’s quarterly update with its higher headquarters leadership began March 12 with employee recognitions, setting a tone of accomplishment and capability that permeated the meeting’s discussions on readiness, supply availability, supply chain management and sustainment.
AMCOM: Next-level life cycle management
By Lisa Hunter | March 7, 2019
For the past three years, while serving as the Commander of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM), Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram made it his personal mission to increase Army Aviation and Missile readiness. Daily checks on Army-wide Aviation and Missile readiness rates, checking on the status of industry supply chain parts on hand, production redundancy and leading others to airworthiness solutions that maximized readiness are but a few of the myriad tasks Gabram carried out.
ALC director appointed to senior executive service
By AMCOM Public Affairs | Feb. 8, 2019
Don Nitti, who has served as the acting director of the AMCOM Logistics Center (ALC) since July 2018, was appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service and named the Executive Director of ALC during a ceremony, Thursday.
Aviation enterprise honors retiring senior executive
By AMCOM Public Affairs | Jan. 31, 2019
The longtime director of the Aviation and Missile Command’s Aviation Integration Directorate was inducted in the Army Materiel Command Hall of Fame, during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Thursday.
Letterkenny supplies the missile enterprise
By Traci Boutwell | Jan. 30, 2019
Members of the Aviation and Missile Command gathered Jan. 17 for a virtual huddle to position Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania, as the “depot of the future.”
AMCOM welcomes liaison officer
By Jason Cutshaw | Jan. 16, 2019
Egyptian Army Col. Mohamed Hamdy began his new position as U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s Egypt Apache Program foreign liaison officer, or FLO, in October and is working to make the relationship between the United States and Egypt’s AH-64 Apache programs more efficient. Hamdy also supports other Egypt foreign military sales programs.
AMCOM reflects on 2018’s accomplishments and special events
By Traci Boutwell and Tawana Townsend | Dec. 31, 2018
The year 2018 is almost over, so all of us here at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command are taking a moment to reflect on some of the outstanding achievements our team has accomplished this year. And, since we’re in the holiday spirit, we thought we’d share this year’s accomplishments and special events in a festive (sort of) way. So, here’s to all of the AMCOM workforce, the commands and organizations that made 2018 a success. But, instead of entertaining you with a rousing rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” we’re sharing AMCOM’s Top 12 Highlights for the year that was 2018.
Team Redstone members receive Value Engineering – Life Cycle Cost Reduction awards
By Jason Cutshaw | Nov. 28, 2018
Once again, numerous Team Redstone organizations were recognized by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, or AMCOM, for Value Engineering, or VE, and Life Cycle Cost Reduction projects that achieved significant savings and addressed Army readiness during a ceremony at the Bob Jones Auditorium, Nov. 28.
Command’s leadership class has uplifting field trips
By Jason Cutshaw | Nov. 28, 2018
Fifteen students and two instructors from AMCOM’s Upward Leader Investment for Tomorrow, or UpLIFT, program took a staff ride to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to gain insight and perspective on how the command supports active Army aviation units.
AMCOM educates Aviation enterprise at Cribbins symposium
By Jason Cutshaw | Nov. 13, 2018
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command leaders joined forces with industry representatives to ensure future generations of Army aviation Soldiers and equipment are prepared for any and all impending missions at the 46th annual Joseph P. Cribbins Aviation Product Sustainment Symposium held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Nov. 13-14. AMCOM Commander, Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram gave the keynote address to more than 200 participants.
And the award goes to… the best AMCOM employees
By Traci Boutwell | Nov. 8, 2018
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command is recognizing team members who surpass their normal duties by awarding them the AMCOM Top Employee of the Quarter and AMCOM Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.
AAAA hosts 14th Luther G. Jones forum focus on CCAD, aviation depot readiness
By Quentin Johnson | Oct. 24, 2018
Amidst the cooling weather by the bay, the Army Aviation Association of America hosted the 14th Luther G. Jones Army Aviation Depot Forum at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, Corpus Christi, Oct. 24 - 25.
Hundreds of aviation professionals, national and local officials, military members, industry leaders, retirees and enthusiasts, were on hand to network and enhance awareness and efficiencies in the field of Army Aviation and maintenance.
Army leadership class continues to grow, improve Redstone employees
By AMCOM Public Affairs | Oct. 17, 2018
The LIFT program, which is hosted by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command’s G1 Training and Career Management Division, began in2005. Since that time, successive AMCOM commanders and deputy commanders, along with a host of other senior leaders across Redstone Arsenal, have supported and grown the program to meet the needs of Army civilian leader readiness.
NCOs learn about installation’s Prototype Integration Facility
By Jason Cutshaw | Sept. 27, 2018
Enlisted leaders from U.S. Army Materiel Command invited noncommissioned officers from across Team Redstone to visit the Prototype Integration Facility, or PIF, at Barclay Hall to learn how it offers its customers the necessary acquisition tools to aid in executing projects during an NCO professional development, or NCOPD, event Sept. 27.
AMCOM brings senior air defense leaders together
By AMCOM Public Affairs | Sept. 20, 2018
Class was in session at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) when more than 90 senior leaders from the Army’s Air Defense community gathered, Sept. 20 and 21, to participate in the AMCOM 101 for Missiles.
Item managers visit aviation systems they support
By Traci Boutwell | Aug. 3, 2018
Fifteen workers from the Aviation and Missile Command climbed aboard a Chinook helicopter and peered into the cockpits of both Apache and Black Hawk helicopters during a demonstration at the Redstone Test Center’s Aviation Flight Test Directorate, Aug. 3.
New Chaplain joins AMCOM, immediately called into service
By Julie Frederick | July 13, 2018
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has a new chaplain, and his advice and counsel have already been vital to the extended AMCOM family. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles Lahmon officially signed in to AMCOM as the new chaplain, July 13.
Resumes stack up at AMCOM job fair
By AMCOM Public Affairs | May 17, 2018
The Aviation and Missile Command’s Human Resources team met with more than 1,200 job seekers Thursday at the AMCOM Job Fair.