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  • November

    Huntsville Center heroes teach students to “Recognize, Retreat, Report”

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville taught munitions safety to students during Columbia Elementary School’s “Community Heroes Day” on Friday, November 18.
  • Huntsville Center aviation safety course improves USACE aviation mission

    Aviators from across the country attended a Small Unmanned Aircraft Safety Qualification Course (SUASQC) at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville October 28.
  • Huntsville Center hosts RCWM Quarterly meeting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville hosted members of the Recovered Chemical Warfare Materiel Program (RCWM) for their quarterly meeting November 2.
  • Huntsville Center closes out FY22 with $2.57 billion in contract actions

    In fiscal year 2022, the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded more than 4,300 contract actions totaling more than $2.57 billion in obligations for global stakeholders.
  • October

    Small Business Industry Day draws large crowd

    The event featured a general overview of doing business with the Huntsville Center and covered major regulatory changes and upcoming acquisitions, followed by an opportunity for attendees to interact directly with program managers and contracting officials for the Center’s more than 40 programs.
  • Breast cancer survivor shares experience, urges others to get screened

    It’s that time of year again. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling, and football season is in full swing. That can only mean one thing: Breast Cancer Awareness Month has arrived!
  • Planning and Programming team wins national awards

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Planning and Programming Support team received national recognition at the American Planning Association’s National Federal Planning Division Conference for the second year in a row.
  • Contract provides for fit, healthy Soldiers

    Huntsville Center originally stood up the MO&T Program to support large Army replacement hospitals like Fort Bliss at a cost of $100 million. However, MO&T has outfitted medical projects as small as $400,000, and routinely provides medical outfitting support for all project sizes in between.
  • Shane Henry leads team to a second-place finish at the USAR Small Arms Championship

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Divisions’ Shane Henry led the 375th Engineering Company team to a second-place finish in the Combined Arms competition at the recent U.S. Army Reserves Small Arms Championship at Camp Robinson.
  • September

    BaseOps program supports Big Red One

    The BaseOps program consists of executing defined services structured around preventive and corrective maintenance. The objective is to preserve and maintain systems in such a condition that they may be effectively used for their designated functional purpose.
  • Ryan Strange receives the Order of Prometheus Medallion and Award from AUSVI

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Divisions’ Ryan Strange received the Order of Prometheus Medallion and Award from The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUSVI) for the development of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program, which began in 2017.
  • Huntsville Center hosts USACE business directors for annual conference

    For the first time ever, business directors from across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers convened at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville this week for the annual Business Management Chiefs Face-to-Face Meeting.
  • Munitions response programs improve with technological advancement, training

    In August, the EMCX hosted a technical training seminar for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers geophysicists focused on familiarization of simultaneous location and mapping, or SLAM, technology that will increase mapping production rates in thick vegetation where previously only tape measures or line-of-site robotic total station (RTS) technologies were available.
  • Getting to Know Bret Styers, Huntsville Center's 'Snowshoes on the Ground' in Alaska

    Bret Styers is the senior program manager for the Ballistic Missile Defense Center of Expertise at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. Styers was born in Valencia, California, but moved to Alaska when he was a toddler. He now lives with his wife and four children in Anchorage and serves as the Center’s lead on missile-defense projects across the state.
  • From 'Folly' to Fortune

    What was once considered the foolish, costly act of a land-hungry politician is now considered to be one of the most profitable and strategic moves in U.S. history. The U.S. purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867, a transaction negotiated by then Secretary of State William Seward, was initially ridiculed in the press as “Seward’s folly” because the arctic region was thought by many to be unusable and unhabitable. Fast forward more than 150 years to the present, and Alaska is not only one of the richest states in the nation but also a key part of America’s missile defense program.
  • August

    Huntsville Center safety chief earns national award

    On August 23, Kellie Williams received national recognition as a leader in workplace safety when she was awarded the Department of Defense Safety and Occupational Health Management System Individual Achievement Award during a safety conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Doug Hadley receives USACE Procuring Contractor of the Year Award

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A contract and grants officer with the Environmental and Munitions Center of
  • Center employees reach out to local Korean community

    Huntsville Center employees took the stage at a North Alabama Korean Association event Saturday to present their personal stories about working for the federal government and how their work not only benefits their livelihood, but also their nation and their Korean culture.
  • 'See something, say something'

    The Department of the Army designated August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month in 2010 to serve as a reminder of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and lead into National Preparedness Month, held annually in September.
  • Kyle Shireman receives Chief of Engineers Safety Award

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Safety Office's Kyle Shireman received the 2021 Chief of Engineer Safety Award for improvements to the Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) Program.