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Astronaut shares memorable time in space station
Although the Rocket City is full of scientists making innovative strides in the name of space exploration, it is still thrilling when an actual astronaut comes to town. Read more...


While they provide world-class musicianship both on and off post, they are still first and foremost Soldiers. Which is why members of the Army Materiel Command Band, headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, were chosen to lead the physical training exercises for visiting 15th Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey. Not an easy task when you have the youngest sergeant major of the Army in history – and one who is serious about fitness. Read more...

Brothers mirror family tradition of service
When Randy and Ron Hooser enlisted in the Army in 1976 they did so with a very personal understanding of the heavy sacrifice that they might be called to make. Read more...

Custodial worker rises to management and honor (Fran was seriously the coolest.)
“Never let anyone define who you are. You define who you are.” Phoenix’s Fran Eastland has known struggles and hard times. But like the name of the organization that has employed her for the last 13 years, she did not let them define her, instead rising out of those challenges to become a successful member of management for the Huntsville-based nonprofit. As such she will be recognized April 27 at SourceAmerica’s national conference in Baltimore, Maryland, with the Evelyne Villines award, an annual award presented to an employee on an AbilityOne contract that has worked her or his way up from an AbilityOne job to a position in management. Read more...

Military heroes preserve history for future
It was a room filled with real-life heroes of all ages. Read more...

Let your conscience -- and the Bible -- be your guide. A slightly different spin on the classic "Pinocchio" adage, but one that Vietnam veteran and wounded warrior Allen Clark lives by. Clark, now an author and speaker, Nov. 2 Sunday at Bicentennial Chapel and shared his journey from the central highlands of South Vietnam where in 1968, he was injured in a mortar attack at Dak To Special Forces Camp and as a result, had both legs amputated below the knees. "When you are wounded in combat, you yell out either for momma or God," he told the crowd. "I decided to go straight to the top of the chain of command." Read more...

Donna Pendleton is not your typical grandmother. While other septuagenarians are easing into retirement, Pendleton has no intentions of going gently into that good night. Read more...

Association honors Army civilians of the year
Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless service. Honor. Integrity. Personal courage. More than just words in the Army Civilian Corps Creed, those characteristics define the responsibilities of the Army civilian and integral role that civilians play in the success of the mission. Read more...