Hello #AMCOM! John Shipley can't talk much about the job he does for the Army as the Aviation and Missile Command's director of Special Programs (Aviation) and as the executive director of the command's Aviation Integration Directorate. But, his awards speak a thousand words. To read more about this honored awardee, follow the link below! #aroundAMCOM
Hello #AMCOM! Achieving readiness through supply availability and supply chain depth were the cornerstones of U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command's quarterly update with the Commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, Gen. Gus Perna, July 9. To read more about the update, follow the link below! #aroundAMCOM
Good Afternoon #AMCOM! The AMCOM Environmental Hotline is designed to answer Aviation and Missile questions related to environmental issues. The Environmental Hotline staff can identify currently approved substitute maintenance materials and provide expertise in materials and processes associated with Depot Maintenance Work Requirements (DMWRs) and Technical Manuals (TMs). The Hotline also serves the purpose of resolving issues involving product obsolescence, hazardous material alternatives, regulatory guidance and alternative technologies needed to reduce the environmental burden placed on AMCOM maintenance organizations. AMCOM then works with the AMCOM Logistics Center (ALC) to integrate these changes into all relevant documentation.
The Hotline is available during normal business hours. Voice messages and/ or email requests will be responded to the same or next business day if received after hours. Note: for Emergency Hazardous Spills or Releases, please call your local 911. Please feel free to contact the AMCOM Environmental Hotline with any questions and/or requests which you may have related to aviation and missile assets.
Hello #AMCOM! AMCOM Commander, Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram, spoke to more than 100 participants at the 2018 AUSA Missile Symposium, held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, today. Gabram spoke to Soldiers, contractors and members of the defense industry on the importance of increasing supply availability to support the Army’s ongoing and contingency operations.
“Taking a strategic look at our supply-chain depth is something you can help us with,” Gabram said. “We need to ensure that those items that are most in demand are available. We need to gain efficiencies. Our long-term goal is to build holistic supply chain health.”
Gabram thanked the defense industry representatives for their work. “We all have a part of the common operating picture. We can win this, but we can’t do it without you,” he said. #AUSA #Missile #aroundAMCOM
Good Afternoon #AMCOM! AMRDEC’s Value Engineering Manager Tom Reynolds receives the Outstanding Organization award on behalf of the U.S. Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command at the DOD FY 2017 VE Achievement Awards Ceremony. Thank you to those who worked to complete the 98 VE proposals that had a cost savings impact of $216 million over a 3 year period! #aroundAMCOM
Good Afternoon #AMCOM! During a Change of Responsibility ceremony on July 3, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command honored outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Michael O’Donnell, and welcomed its eighth Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. George “Mike” Dove. Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram, AMCOM commander, thanked O’Donnell for his 30 years of service to the Nation, and the legacy he leaves behind in the Soldiers and civilians he has touched throughout his career. “The knowledge and skills will be difficult to replace, but he has trained us well. The words of the Noncommissioned Officer Creed embodies Command Sgt. Maj. O’Donnell and his 30 year career.” Looking toward Command Sgt. Maj. Dove, Gabram highlighted stated that he will bring an important strategic perspective to the Command, and his experience will take us to the next level. Gabram left Dove with the charge to “prepare to row hard and row fast.”
To read more about Command Sgt. Maj. O’Donnell and his career, follow the link below! #aroundAMCOM
Good Morning #AMCOM! Maj. Gen. Doug Gabram, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command, presents Keith Darrow with the AMCOM commander’s coin. Darrow will be inducted into the Senior Executive Service on July 2. Upon his appointment, he will assume the position of director of the Aviation Engineering Directorate for the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center. Gabram presented Darrow the coin to thank him for his critical support to AMCOM and to congratulate him on achieving this career milestone. #aroundAMCOM
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Hello #AMCOM! Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper, presents the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award to AMCOM’s Deputy to the Commanding General, Mr. William P. Marriott, during a ceremony held at the Pentagon today. Pictured left to right: Secretary Esper, Mr. Marriott, and, U.S. Army Materiel Command's Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, Ms. Lisha Adams.
Mr. Marriott was recognized for his sustained superior performance in achieving and exceeding goals across a diverse set of life-cycle management activities and programs, ranging from Aviation Readiness to Nuclear Safety, that resulted in cost-effective and improved readiness results for the Army, Department of Defense and – most importantly – our Warfighters. #aroundAMCOM
Hello #AMCOM! The Change of Responsibility for the position of First Sergeant Headquarters and Headquarters Company AMCOM took place today. During the ceremony, Captain Tracy Ariza, Commander, HHC AMCOM passed the guidon from outgoing 1SG Lachelle Wiggins to the incoming 1SG Teddy Wade. Yesterday, CPT Ariza also hosted 1SG Wade's frocking ceremony. Thank you to all who attended the ceremonies! #aroundAMCOM
Good Afternoon #AMCOM! Life Jackets Worn... Nobody Mourns!
Wear a life jacket regardless of your swimming ability.
Regardless of how well you swim, you could have to fight for your life due to conditions such as waves, current, or exhaustion. Swimming ability also decreases with age. Swimming in a lake or river is not like swimming in a pool, so wearing a properly-fitted life jacket is critical. Many people drown when they attempt to retrieve an inflatable toy or even a boat drifting away because they can’t swim as far as they think they can. Also, most people don’t have the strength or skill to get back into a small boat from the water without wearing a life jacket. A manual-style inflatable belt pack life jacket works great for swimmers because they can pull the cord to inflate it if they overestimate their swimming abilities.
Hello #AMCOM! There is a deep and powerful bond between the American Soldier and the American Flag.
Today is Flag Day and the U.S. Army's 243rd Birthday. Both Old Glory and our Soldiers represent the resolve and strength of our Nation.
#USArmy video by 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) #ArmyBDay
Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Spivey, Fort Rucker Garrison Command Sergeant Major (left), and Col. Brian Walsh, Fort Rucker Garrison Commander (center), accept a check from Master Sgt. Lorenzo Dukes, the Army Emergeny Relief unit representative for the Aviation Center Logistics Command. ACLC raised $1,817 for AER this year, more than four times what the command raised during last year's campaign.
Hello #AMCOM! Don't forget to take part in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey! Today is the last day!
If you have been a full-time or part-time permanent employee since October, you should receive an email invitation to complete the survey.
Today is Superman Day and a great time to tell us about one of your AMCOM Super employees or colleagues. Who is this person and why is he/she super?!? And, feel free to include a photo!
Congratulations to AMCOM Legal Officer, CPT Austin Cheng! CPT Cheng holds the distinct honor of being the first member of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate to attend Air Assault School.
Cheng, the Trial Counsel and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for Redstone Arsenal, graduated, June 4th from the U.S. Army Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky.
"Captain Cheng is the most proactive and responsive legal advisor I have ever seen," said MAJ Glen Woodstuff, AMCOM's Deputy Staff Judge Advocate. "He's on-call 24/7 and takes the lead on every mission. He is always motivated to improve his understanding and utility to the Army, so it was no surprise when he asked to go to Air Assault [school]."
In the course, Cheng trained on missions performed by rotary-wing aircraft crews, including principles and techniques of combat assaults, rappelling techniques, ans sling-load operations.
"As an AMCOM Soldier, the training was invaluable. I now know more about the U.S. Army mission, specifically, Aviation and air assault operations," Cheng said. "This has made me a better Soldier and a better JAG Corps attorney, more capable of offering legal support for related operations in the future."
Cheng is finishing up his tour with AMCOM and will report to his new assignment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in July.
Hello #AMCOM! Another tax season has officially come and gone. While most Americans are switching focus to other pressing matters, the Tax Assistance Center is celebrating a successful 2017 tax season and already planning for the 2018 season. To read more about the Tax Center's success, follow the link below! #aroundAMCOM #TeamRedstone #Tax