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Showing posts with label Redstone Arsenal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Redstone Arsenal. Show all posts

Sunday, December 2, 2018

More federal jobs are coming to the Rocket City


FBI to relocate 1,350 jobs from Washington to Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... More federal jobs are coming to the Rocket City. The Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to relocate 1,350 employees from Washington, D.C. to the Redstone Arsenal ..."


Reference: www.bizjournals.com

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Article Excerpt: "... moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA's still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville's nickname, Rocket City, is thanks largely to Wernher von Braun and his team of fellow German-born rocketeers who settled here in the 1950s. The city has long been home to the Army's Redstone Arsenal and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: phys.org

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Updated: Local Media Reports Possible 'Active Shooter' Situation on Redstone Arsenal in or Around te Sparkman Center


Redstone Arsenal Lockdown Lifted


Local media reporting a possible active shooter in place at Redstone Arsenal. The possible location is in or near the Sparkman Center, buildings 5301 -5308 are currently being cleared. 'Run, Hide, Fight' order has been issued. Gates to Redstone Arsenal are presently closed. Situation still active and ongoing at this time. Gate 9 is law enforcement/media staging area. Communications at the Arsenal may be being secured to contain information until scene is stable. No injuries reported at this time. Child care center is locked down and safe. Details are sparce. Updates to continue. Continue to shelter in place until ordered differently. FBI team on its way from Birmingham. Continues to be active scene (12:16 PM CST). Christopher Colster, RSA Spokesperson, confirms possible active shooter and possible weapon(s) seen. Gate 7 currently open for exit (12:17PM CST). Marine reserve office on South Parkway Huntsville reported on lockdown just as a precaution (WHNT; 12:19PM CST). Gate 9 is nearly cleared of law enforcement vehicles (12:22 PM CST). Sparkman Center remains secured. All RSA gates now opened. Primrose School at Bradford now has a large police presence, which may or may not be connected. Confirming possible active shooter situation at Sparkman Center. As of 12:30 PM you are free to move around RSA with the exception of the Sparkman Center where the scene is still active. Primrose School situation found to be a miscommunication. Repeating: A false alarm at Primrose School.
Lockdown has been lifted. Details explaining the incident are vacant.


Reference: rocketcity-us.blogspot.com
TAGS: #redstonearsenal, #activeshooter, #AMCOM, #MSFC, #Huntsville,

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Large cloud of chaff shows up on radar Wednesday afternoon


Large cloud of chaff shows up on radar Wednesday afternoon


Article Excerpt: "... Threat countermeasure testing conducted at the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center Wednesday, September 21st, resulted in the release of chaff into the atmosphere on the west side of Redstone Arsenal ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Army General Dies at Redstone Arsenal Base in Alabama


Maj. Gen. John Rossi was the incoming Commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command

Army General Dies at Redstone Arsenal Base in Alabama

Maj. Gen. John G. Rossi
Maj. Gen. John G. Rossi (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Article Excerpt: "... statement released Monday that Maj. Gen. John Rossi died on Sunday on the Redstone Arsenal installation... 55-year-old Rossi was the incoming commander of the installation... Rossi's death is still under investigation... "

Reference: www.military.com

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Secretary of U.S. Army makes stop in Rocket City to tour Redstone


Secretary of U.S. Army makes stop in Rocket City to tour Redstone


Article Excerpt: "... readiness is what Murphy says is their number one priority. “We need to make sure that we are ready to fight tonight against any adversary out there whether it’s Russia, China, North Korea or ISIS, and the technologies that are happening here in Huntsville are second to none,” he said ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Redstone Arsenal Gate 3 to return to normal operations Tuesday afternoon


Redstone Arsenal Gate 3 to return to normal operations Tuesday afternoon


Article Excerpt: "... The gate was reopened Monday morning but officials were still urging commuters to seek an alternate route as debris remained in the roadway ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

No need to be worried about smoke plumes over Redstone Arsenal


Redstone Arsenal testing to cause visible smoke plumes


Article Excerpt: "... uesday through Thursday. The type of testing is called "insensitive munitions," which will only burn rather than explode. The tests are expected to produce a large plume of black smoke that may be visible all over ..."


Reference: www.decaturdaily.com

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Redstone Arsenal GRAB system protects its gates, stopped fleeing vehicle Monday


Redstone Arsenal GRAB system protects its gates, stopped fleeing vehicle Monday


Article Excerpt: "... fleeing an on-base investigation by Redstone police into a domestic dispute - took off, ran a red light, hit a police car and aimed for the gate. Redstone guards deployed their GRAB net system ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Redstone, HPD monitor concerns over alleged anti-Islam protest plans


Redstone, HPD monitor concerns over alleged anti-Islam protest plans


Article Excerpt: "... Concerns have been raised over an alleged protest set for Saturday outside the Huntsville Islamic Center. Redstone Arsenal sent out an email Wednesday to all employees to avoid the area. The email to employees said the incident has the potential to incite violence, like the 'Draw Mohammed' event that took place in Texas in May ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Friday, June 5, 2015

Redstone issues noise alert for Friday


Redstone issues noise alert for Friday


Article Excerpt: "... there will be some loud booming going on tomorrow but there is no need for the public to be concerned. A recent statement says that they will be conducting tests on the south end of the post beginning Friday at 8am and lasting throughout the day. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Redstone Arsenal will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, due to emerging severe weather conditions


Redstone Arsenal will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, due to emerging severe weather conditions


Article Excerpt: "...Due to emerging severe weather conditions in the Tennessee Valley, Redstone Arsenal will be closed on Wednesday. Gate 9 will remain open. Gate 8 will operate on weekend/holiday hours on Wednesday. Redstone Arsenal contractors should follow the guidance stated in contracts regarding closures. All employees should be in close contact with supervisors to ensure they have the latest information and instructions and should report their status to their supervisors on a regular basis for accountability. ..."


Reference: www.facebook.com/teamredstone

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

High-speed truck chase causes slow traffic at RSA's gates 8 and 10


Traffic at Gates 8, 10 backed up after high speed chase ends just inside Redstone Arsenal


Article Excerpt: "... Police say this is the result of a high-speed chase which appears to be connected to an early morning smash-and-grab burglary at Verizon Wireless on University Drive. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Friday, October 10, 2014

What was that loud boom Wednesday?


What was that loud boom Wednesday?


Article Excerpt: "... A Garrison spokesman says a munition was discovered on post Wednesday, and had to be destroyed. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Friday, October 3, 2014

After discovery of unexploded ordnance, Redstone Arsenal Gate 7 is now open


Redstone Arsenal Gate 7 open for traffic


Article Excerpt: "... Gate 7 was closed last week for a day for another situation with unexploded ordnance being found. Its closure caused major backups at other gates, especially Gate 9. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Inside Raytheon’s SM-3, SM-6 Missile Interceptor Facility (with video)



Inside Raytheon’s SM-3, SM-6 Missile Interceptor Factory

Huntsville Missile Facility
Raytheon Photo

Article Excerpt: "... Tucked inside the fences of the Redstone Arsenal — a sprawling Army base just minutes from downtown Huntsville — is where defense giant Raytheon assembles ship-launched missile interceptors, although you would not know it from the lack of signage. ..."

Reference: defensenews.com
Video Link: http://bcove.me/alzz5k30

Friday, July 18, 2014

What are the loud booms heard in Huntsville?


Redstone Arsenal testing on Friday


Article Excerpt: "... Don't be alarmed if you hear some loud booms in Huntsville on Friday.

The Redstone Arsenal will be testing until 4:30 p.m. ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, June 16, 2014

Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 9: Reduced Speed for about three weeks due to road work



Road work on Redstone Arsenal leads to reduced speed limit


Article Excerpt: "... People traveling through Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 9 will notice a reduced speed limit as crews work on improvements to Rideout Road. ..."

Reference: whnt.com

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Redstone Arsenal gate hours return to pre-sequestration schedule on...

With furlough end in sight, Redstone Arsenal expands gate hours


Article Excerpt: "... The gate hours will change at midnight Saturday to their hours before sequestration forced restricted access to the facility. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Redstone Arsenal Gate Hours Altered Due to Furlough

Furlough Information: Gate Hours, Other Arsenal Services Affected


Article Excerpt: "... As the furlough period continues, Garrison officials will monitor traffic patterns at these gates and make adjustments as needed ..."


Reference: whnt.com