The Aviation and Missile Command will hold Team Redstone’s 2020 Center of Excellence-Advance Planning Briefings to Industry, March 2-4 in Bob Jones Auditorium.

This year’s theme, “Innovating to increase supply availability and reduce the warfighter maintenance burden,” drives home a major priority for the command and the Army.

“One of the top priorities for the Army chief of staff and the secretary of the Army is readiness,” Eric Lampkin, AMCOM’s ombudsman and the event coordinator, said. “It’s about taking care of Soldiers and making sure they have the support needed for superior warfighting capabilities. We can’t provide that support without industry collaboration.”

The event provides a forum for information exchange and discussion between industry, academia and Team Redstone government participants. The briefings focus on Redstone’s core technical capabilities, acquisition needs and future opportunities. Redstone leaders and subject matter experts will deliver presentations that conclude with question-and-answer sessions.

Along with the Army Materiel Command and AMCOM, other government agencies within a 50-mile radius plan to participate in the event.

Presenters/exhibitors include the Space and Missile Defense Command, the Missile Defense Agency, the Program Executive Office for Aviation, the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

AMCOM’s participation includes AMCOM headquarters; the AMCOM Logistics Center; the Security Assistance Management Directorate; the Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity; Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas; Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania; and the Army Contracting Command-Redstone.

“The APBI gives our industry partners a look ahead at contract opportunities and allows them to plan resources to sustain and enhance our warfighting capabilities,” Lampkin said.

To register for this year’s event, visit the APBI event registration site at

For more information, email the APBI team at or call 842-9967.

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