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  • SDDC operations branch the 'hourglass' of DOD surface transportation

    Jan 17, 2012

    Many military operations centers tout themselves as the "nerve center" or the "heartbeat" of their organization. The deputy chief of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Command Operations Branch described SDDC's operations center as an hourglass.

  • 599th supports 25th CAB loadout at Barber's Point

    Jan 6, 2012

    At Barbers Point Kalaeloa Harbor, Hawaii, in December, the 599th Transportation Brigade loaded the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade's cargo and equipment onto the M/V Green Lake for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Three SDDC units capture Supply Excellence Awards

    Oct 28, 2011

    Three Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command units were named winners of the command's 2011 Chief of Staff Supply Excellence Awards during the SDDC Commanders' and Command Sergeants' Major Fall conference today at Scott AFB.

  • SDDC conducts Traffic Management Workshop

    Oct 26, 2011

    Approximately 220 military and civilian transportation managers and 120 commercial carrier representatives from around the world attended Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Traffic Management Workshop Oct. 17-20 at the Millennium Hotel, just a few blocks from Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinal's baseball team.

  • SDDC NCO battles for U.S. Army 'Best Warrior' title

    Sep 30, 2011

    Corpus Christie native and young father of two is preparing for an Army competition to claim the title of "Best Warrior" Oct. 2-7, 2011, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • SDDC recognizes eight traffic managers for excellence

    Sep 16, 2011

    Eight traffic managers were recognized Wednesday by Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command for outstanding service in traffic management.

  • SDDC remembers and honors 9/11 victims

    Sep 9, 2011

    Members of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command assembled early Sept. 9 to remember and honor the thousands of Americans who lost their lives 10 years ago during the terrorist attacks with a 9/11 Remembrance Fitness Run/Walk.

  • SDDC Logistics Division takes Property Accountability to the next level

    Aug 12, 2011

    In July 2010, the Department of the Army created a program aimed at accounting for all U.S. Army-owned equipment. According to SDDC supply experts, the program has received considerable attention within this command.

  • New SDDC magazine harnesses power of the Web

    Aug 1, 2011

    In an effort to reduce spending and take advantage of new, Internet-based capabilities,, the official Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command magazine, Translog, has transitioned to an online-only publication effective Aug. 1.

  • Transportation warriors participate in Operation TransLOTS 2011

    Jul 22, 2011

    Nearly 300 Reserve Soldiers from units all over the country, including the territory of Puerto Rico, gathered there and at Cape Canaveral to participate in Operation TransLOTS 2011, an annual training mission preparing them for the duties they will perform when mobilized and deployed.

  • 1188th DDSB reflects on productive year in Kuwait

    Jul 21, 2011

    Video about all the 1188th DDSB accomplishments this past year as they bid farewell to Port Shuaiba, Kuwait. Soundbites include: Lt. Col. John Pistone, commander, 1188th DDSB; and Sgt. Corey Jackson of the 1173rd DDSB.

  • SDDC NCO takes top honors at AMC competition

    Jul 20, 2011

    Following five days of intense competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. July 11-15, a Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Soldier was named Army Materiel Command’s NCO of the Year.

  • MOTCO spends week honing emergency responder skills

    Jul 20, 2011

    The men and women of the 843th Transportation Battalion at Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Calif., were highly inconvenienced this week from their normal port operations, but with good reason. The battalion spent July 18 " 22 applying acquired training and skills to a series of antiterrorism, force protection and emergency response scenarios under the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s Coyote Shield 2011 exercise.

  • SDDC recognized for knowledge-based capabilities, solutions

    Jul 15, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s Information Technology Directorate was named a winner of the Army Knowledge Management Award for outstanding technology-based capabilities supporting the command’s knowledge management program.

  • SDDC Expeditionary Communications course takes off at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Global Surface Distribution Management Team this month successfully completed the first two Expeditionary Communications courses at Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill.

  • Commander recognized for military service, volunteer work

    Jun 22, 2011

    Maj. Armando Kuppinger, commander of the 690th Rapid Port Opening Element, Fort Eustis, Va., was recently awarded the 2011 American Legion Missouri Boys State Alumnus of the Year award.

  • MOTSU trains with federal, local emergency responders

    Jun 20, 2011

    Members of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s 596th Transportation Brigade at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point partnered with North Carolina National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, and multiple federal, state and local emergency response agencies during a weeklong exercise responding to a series of force protection scenarios as part of Point Defender 2011 exercise, June 13-17, in Sunny Point, N.C.

  • Tips servicemembers, and their families, can use for a successful move

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s Personal Property Directorate has compiled a list of moving tips for you to use in preparing for a Permanent Change of Station or move. These tips are even more relevant during this busy peak season.

  • Planning is the key if moving during peak moving season

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property Directorate, responsible for the DOD’s household goods moving program, wants servicemembers to know a successful move during this peak time is certainly possible with proper planning.

  • SDDC Warriors battle inclement weather, steep competition as they reach for the top

    Jun 7, 2011

    The 2011 SDDC Best Warrior competition, hosted by the 597th Transportation Brigade, was held at Joint Base Langley-Eustis and Fort A.P. Hill, Va., from May 23-27, where the week’s temperatures could only be described as unpleasantly hot.

  • SDDC names 2011 NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 31, 2011

    Sgt. Douglas McBroom was named the 2011 Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command NCO of the Year and Private 1st Class Francisco Espino captured SDDC Soldier of the Year honors during a ceremony May 27 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Both Soldiers are assigned to the 597th Transportation Brigade at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

  • Federal Executive Board honors SDDC employees

    May 19, 2011

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command members were recognized by the Greater Saint Louis Federal Executive Board with one team and four individual awards during an honorary breakfast May 5. SDDC award winners are the Defense Transportation Tracking System team; Vonda Lewis, of the Strategy, Plans, Policy and Programs division; and Dave Longhorn, Bryan Douglass and John Wicinski of Transportation Engineering Agency.

  • SDDC employee adds new spin to healthy 'Hart' program

    May 12, 2011

    Betty Hart was hired as the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Health and Wellness coordinator about a month ago as part of a Department of Defense-wide initiative geared toward the mental and physical well-being of federal civilian employees.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    May 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command has selected 24 individuals and six teams as recipients of this year's Army Contracting Command annual contracting awards. Jeffrey P. Parsons, ACC executive director, will present the awards at a formal ceremony May 17, in Huntsville, Ala.

  • SDDC supports Navy Prepositioning Program

    Apr 26, 2011

    The men and women of 834th Transportation Battalion, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Calif., spent several days recently unloading and loading more than 550 large, 20-foot-by-10-foot containers to and from a Military Sealift Command vessel, the "TSgt. John A. Chapman."

  • SDDC commanding general recognizes 'Patriotic Employer'

    Apr 21, 2011

  • New SDDC Eagle Award recognizes excellence, challenges the 'status quo'

    Apr 21, 2011

    Air Force Lt. Col. Derek Oliver and Vernita Anderson-Manning are the first recipients of the Eagle Award - a new Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command award created to highlight excellence within the command and "challenge the status quo." Oliver is the deputy chief of staff for Personal Property, and Anderson-Manning is a lead traffic management specialist with SDDC's Strategic Business directorate.

  • SDDC honors high performing shippers

    Apr 6, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command honored 16 Government shippers during the SDDC 2011 Training Symposium in Dallas, Texas, for outstanding performance with the Defense Transportation System throughout 2010.

  • Face-to-face discussions to advance Warfighter support

    Apr 6, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., hosted its biannual Commanders' and Command Sergeants' Major Conference April 2 and 3 in Dallas, Texas.

  • SDDC's 599th activates Combined Seaport Coordination Center

    Mar 30, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 599th Transportation Brigade, along with Soldiers and Sailors from the United States and the Republic of Korea army and navy, activated the Combined Seaport Coordination Center at Pier 8 in Busan, South Korea, supporting Exercise Key Resolve 2011, Feb. 28 to March 10.

  • MOTSU firefighter remembered for service to country

    Mar 28, 2011

    Friends, family, fellow Soldiers and firefighters came together Mar. 24 at the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, N.C., during a special ceremony honoring one of their own, Sgt. 1st Class Edward Kramer, a North Carolina National Guard Soldier who was killed while serving in Iraq during 2009.

  • SDDC announces junior officer, civilian of year winners

    Mar 11, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command announced this week the winners of the Major General Henry R. Del Mar Junior Officer of the Year and Civilian Outstanding Performer of the Year awards for 2010.

  • Saint Louis University honors three SDDC members

    Feb 28, 2011

    Three Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command members were honored by Saint Louis University's Billiken Basketball Team for their military service during a home game Feb. 26 at the Chaifetz Arena.

  • Saint Louis University honors three SDDC members

    Feb 28, 2011

  • 837th TB executes largest retrograde ammunition operation

    Feb 28, 2011

    The 599th Transportation Brigade's 837th Transportation Battalion, stationed in Busan, Republic of Korea, executed its largest retrograde ammunition operation to date from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4 in Chinhae, ROK.

  • 837th executes largest retrograde ammunition operation

    Feb 14, 2011

    The 597th Transportation Brigade's 837th Transportation Battalion, stationed in Busan, Republic of Korea, executed its largest retrograde ammunition operation to date from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4 in Chinhae, ROK.

  • 598th provides NATO a cost-savings plan for cargo movement

    Feb 14, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 598th Transportation Brigade headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, drew upon the Universal Services Contract to offer-up a cost-savings plan to the Dutch Ministry of Defense for a surface movement requirement they currently have.

  • BRAC to amplify peak moving season

    Jan 31, 2011

  • Scott's Army command helps Santa

    Dec 28, 2010

    Military and civilian employees of the Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command drew upon angels to brighten up the holiday season for 12 elementary school children.

  • 599th Soldiers create excitement for 2nd graders

    Nov 22, 2010

  • Two SDDC units claim CSASEA award for 2010

    Nov 22, 2010

  • Translog Fall 2010 Issue

    Nov 3, 2010

    The Fall 2010 issue of Translog, the official magazine of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.

  • New booking policy saves SDDC time and money

    Nov 2, 2010

    Members of the 835th Transportation Battalion use a new booking process for the first time in the Pacific saving time and money as they supported Amphibious Landing Exercise 2011.

  • Army Secretary and Chief of Staff reassure Soldiers, families

    Nov 1, 2010

    General George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, who traveled with Army Secretary John M. McHugh, visited the Fort Bragg community, making the post the center of the Army for a few hours on Friday.

  • Veterans Day Message from USACR/Safety Center leadership

    Oct 27, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commanding general and command sergeant major, stress safety for the Veterans Day holiday.

  • Using lessons learned in Haiti, SDDC trains for Pacific disaster relief

    Oct 20, 2010

    A disaster relief scenario based on SDDC's experience in Haiti gave the 836th Transportation Battalion an opportunity to practice delivering cargo for the Pacific Reach 2010 exercise in Japan.

  • Translog Spring/Summer 2010 Issue

    Oct 18, 2010

  • Strykers arrive in Latvia for Saber Strike 11

    Oct 14, 2010

    Deployment and Distribution Support Teams from SDDC's 950th Transportation Company in Bremerhaven, Germany, played a vital role in orchestrating the receipt and discharge of Stryker vehicles at the Vecmilgravis Terminal in Riga, Latvia.

  • Army retirees hit the road to promote awareness of nation's military

    Oct 14, 2010

    Retired Lt. Col. Doug Adams had just finished a run and was staring at a snow-capped Mount Rainier one sunny day last year at Fort Lewis, Wash., when the ambitious vision came to him: Launch a national campaign to draw people's attention to service members and veterans by cycling cross country for a year.

  • Saving energy saves lives says new Army exec

    Oct 13, 2010

    In Afghanistan, fewer fuel convoys in theater can mean saving the lives of Soldiers, said Katherine Hammack, the new assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • Strykers from last Iraq combat brigade arrive at Canaveral

    Oct 7, 2010

    The last Stryker Brigade Combat Team to leave Iraq has arrived home at Port Canaveral, Fla. In an unusual mission for SDDC's Cape Canaveral Detachment, part of 832nd Transportation Battalion, more than 300 vehicles were moved through a port best known for cruises and space shuttle missions.

  • 'Resolute' Warriors demonstrate water-borne capability in Japan

    Oct 4, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Sept. 13, 2010) - Soldiers from the 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, participated in the Pacific Reach 2010 exercise Aug. 22 through Sept. 8 in Japan. The 21 'Waterborne' Soldiers began their mission at Yokohama North Dock where they assisted with an inventory of Army Materiel Command vessels. They ensured the watercraft were well-stocked and conducted inspections of the vessels to identify maintenance issues. After tending to some minor repairs, the boats were ready to get under way, explained 2nd Lt. Scott Lechner, 97th Trans. Co. platoon leader and the mission officer in charge for Pacific Reach.

  • Value of contracting specialist goes beyond developing contracts

    Oct 4, 2010

    The value of government contracting specialists extends well beyond their expertise in developing contracts that are fair to both the government and the supplier. They are also the watchdogs for contracts in place and are entrusted with ensuring the performance of the contract is ethical and legal. Each year, government contracting specialists, Soldiers and civilians identify unlawful practices that save the government millions of dollars.

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Army's Big Move: R2TF Critical Link in Iraq Drawdown Management

    Sep 21, 2010

    Anyone who has ever moved knows how household items can disappear in the whirlwind of packing and unpacking boxes. Not to mention the chaos that can cause packed things to be misplaced, only to be rediscovered months later. Comparing the hassle of a personal move to the drawdown of equipment from Iraq highlights the size of the task facing the Army. Of course, the drawdown involves walk-in metal containers and tanks instead of cardboard boxes and the family car.

  • Pilferage, transportation among challenges in Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2010

    Pilferage and a lack of coastal waterways are two of the problems faced by Army logistics in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, operations continue to be challenged by the fact the country is landlocked.

  • Transportation School at Fort Lee prepares for first students

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 17, 2010) - When the Transportation School conducts its first classes here next month, it will not only mark the beginning of a new era of training at Fort Lee but also represents one of the final steps of an ambitious plan to converge the Army's sustainment support community under a single "center of excellence."

  • 173rd Airborne paratrooper to be awarded Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

    Sep 16, 2010

    The White House announced Sept. 10 that Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, will be awarded the Medal of Honor. President Barack Obama called the Vicenza, Italy, based paratrooper to congratulate him personally on the exceptional award, to be bestowed in recognition of acts of gallantry beyond the call of duty. When enemy forces in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley ambushed then-Spc. Giunta's platoon on the evening of Oct. 25, 2007, the infantry team leader braved heavy enemy fire to rescue fellow paratroopers. The Hiawatha, Iowa-native is the first living service member to earn the award since Vietnam. The medal will be presented in a ceremony at a date and time still to be determined.

  • Injured Soldiers certify as divers, find healing in water

    Sep 16, 2010

    Six months of underwater scuba training culminated in diver certification for five Soldiers from Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe at a ceremony held here on Ledward Barracks.

  • Musicians revisit COB Speicher

    Sep 13, 2010

    Hammer of the Broads, an all-female tribute band to Led Zeppelin, performed at COB Speicher Sept. 8.

  • Sustainment Center of Excellence welcomes new commander

    Sep 10, 2010

    The Combined Arms Support Command, Sustainment Center of Excellence, held a change of command ceremony at Fort Lee, Va. Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge took command from Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross.

  • AMC repair teams are the difference between 'a click and a bang'

    Sep 2, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Small Arms Readiness Teams, or SARET, hit a major milestone in early July - they have now inspected and repaired one million items since 2004.

  • ROC drill works out difficult DOL issues

    Aug 31, 2010

    The rehearsal of concept drill took place Aug. 24-26 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport, Iowa. The Army Materiel Command will take over operational control of all DOL functions located in the United States on Oct. 1. The Army Sustainment Command through its Army Field Support Brigades will manage the DOLs. Resource and personnel transfer of DOLs worldwide is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2011.

  • SDDC deputy commander nominated for promotion to brigadier general

    Aug 30, 2010

  • Obama urges nation to salute service in Iraq

    Aug 30, 2010

    Barack Obama called on the American people to provide new care, opportunity and commitment to the million military men and women who've served in Iraq.

  • SDDC Change of Command photos

    Aug 26, 2010

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has a new commanding general. Photos from the unique change of command (colors were passed to both Army and Air Force four-star generals) are available on <a href="" target="_blank"> SDDC's Flickr page</a> SDDC is a unique Army command with the global mission to provide deployment and distribution services in support of the Department of Defense. Those services reach beyond seaports, to the hazardous roads into Afghanistan, the railroads of Iraq, the airport in Port-au-Prince, and anywhere American combat boots touch the ground.

  • Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard

    Aug 26, 2010

    Quote by Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard

  • Army Logistics Around the World

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army Logistics Around the World display is located in the Pentagon and hosted by the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, G4. This video is the compilation of all the videos and photos currently being shown in the display. Check back after September to see what's new. To submit video or photos for the display, email Devon Hylander.

  • Fleet of Abrams arrive at Umm Qasr

    Aug 15, 2010

    The Iraqi Security Forces recently took their next step toward self-reliance with the delivery of eleven M1 Abrams main battle tanks at the port of Umm Qasr.

  • Tanks delivered to Iraqi Army

    Aug 14, 2010

    In accordance with a sales agreement between the U.S. and Iraqi governments, contractors deliver 11 M1A1 Abrams tanks to the Iraqi Army Aug. 12 at Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq. This transport is the first of 140 M1A1 tanks to reach the Iraqi Army.

  • From Sand to Sea: Logistics operations critical to meeting Iraq drawdown deadline

    Aug 13, 2010

    For much of the war, the complex logistical process of supplying the warfighters in theater has been behind the scenes.

  • Gates announces cuts as part of Pentagon efficiencies initiative

    Aug 10, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is putting meat on the bones of his initiative to reform the way the Pentagon does business and to eliminate duplicative, unnecessary overhead costs.

  • Odierno: Iraqi forces ready for security challenges

    Aug 9, 2010

    Iraqi security forces are on track to assume full operations and prepared to deal with spates of violence by extremists intent on derailing Iraqi progress.

  • U.S. military in Afghanistan responds to Pakistan flood

    Aug 4, 2010

    The U.S. military in Afghanistan are responding rapidly to the disastrous flooding that has reportedly killed more than 1,200 people in Pakistan, 60 in Afghanistan and affected millions.

  • launches redesigned website

    Aug 3, 2010

    Officials this week launched an improved website to assist both the military and Transportation Service Providers in using the Defense Personal Property System.

  • ASC Hosts AMC Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 29, 2010

    An Army Sustainment Command Noncommissioned Officer earned top honors during a weeklong "Best Warrior" competition. Seven Soldiers competed for the Army Materiel Command's NCO and Soldier of the Year competition July 18 - 23 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Sgt. John Ferguson, a security specialist with ASC, and Spc. Alex Perenishko, with the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, took the honors of AMC NCO of the Year and AMC Soldier of the Year, respectively.

  • First Person: Reopening the port at Port-au-Prince

    Jul 28, 2010

    In the immediate wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake in January, Joint Task Force - Port Opening was called upon for its first contingency response mission: opening the port at Port-au-Prince. This is a first-person account of the mission.

  • Translog Spring/Summer 2010 Issue

    Jul 26, 2010

    The Spring/Summer 2010 issue includes: - A first-person account of SDDC reopening the seaport of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. - How an SDDC employee became AVMETS Humanitarian of the Year - The modernization of the nation's busiest ammo port, Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, N.C. - How SDDC tracks ammo shipments in transit via satellite - And much more...

  • Army assessing lighter, contoured batteries for dismounted Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging its annual C4ISR integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix to assess a contoured, rechargeable battery that will allow the Soldier to be more agile in the battlefield.

  • Hurley becomes SDDC's newest Deputy Commander

    Jul 26, 2010

    Col. Paul C. Hurley is the newest deputy commander at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. As deputy commander, he is responsible for running SDDC's joint, global distribution of Department of Defense surface cargoes. Additionally, Hurley will direct SDDC terminal unit locations around the world. These responsibilities impact Joint Service force deployment and logistics operations.

  • More U.S. bases close, transfer to Iraqi military

    Jul 21, 2010

    USD-S handed over several locations to the Government of Iraq recently as the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters continues its efforts on base closure and drawdown of U.S. forces in southern Iraq.

  • Move 'em out: Keeping the lines open in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Jul 20, 2010

    As U.S. troops continue to make their way out of Iraq, the equipment that has sustained and protected them for the past seven years is being moved out as well.

  • SDDC officer honored by Transportation Corps

    Jul 16, 2010

    In six short years, Capt. Jason Wood has worked transportation challenges from the boots-on-the-ground duties of a platoon leader in Iraq to the complex environment at the highest levels of military logistics, picking up a prestigious Transportation Corps award along the way.

  • Eye in the sky tracks explosives in transit

    Jul 15, 2010

    The Defense Transportation Tracking System is DOD's way of keeping tabs around the clock on various types of sensitive and hazardous materials in transit, also providing instant communication to help drivers, emergency responders and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) deal with unexpected situations.

  • Obama: Veterans with post-traumatic stress deserve best care

    Jul 12, 2010

    The Veterans Affairs Department will begin making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain the benefits and treatment they need starting next week, President Barack Obama said in his weekly message, calling veteran care the nation's "solemn responsibility."

  • AMC's own achieves Master Logistician status

    Jul 9, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Not many organizations can say it has a certified master logistician on its staff, but thanks to one employee's diligence, the U.S. Army Materiel Command can.

  • Restoration complete for Vietnam War memorial statue

    Jul 9, 2010

    The newly refurbished Three Servicemen Statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was unveiled today after six weeks of restoration, July 8, 2010.

  • AKO security changes block access for some; users urged to take action

    Jul 8, 2010

    A recent series of beind-the-scenes security changes at Army Knowledge Online has caused some users to no longer be able to access the web-based portal.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' surveys hit servicemembers' inboxes

    Jul 8, 2010

    At noon Wednesday, Defense Department officials e-mailed surveys to 400,000 servicemembers as part of a special review to prepare the military for a potential repeal of the so-called Aca,!A"DonAca,!a,,ct Ask, DonAca,!a,,ct TellAca,!A? law that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving.

  • Local logistician captures history

    Jul 8, 2010

    At first glance Andrew Washington appears to be a quiet and reserved type of man. At times he stands as an unassuming figure amid the hustle and bustle of the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg staff. Washington works as a logistician for the Directorate of Logistics, but what most people do not know about him is that he's also an extraordinarily gifted artist.

  • New Army software helps US Division-South track its hardware

    Jul 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army is implementing a revolutionary system that allows commanders and logistics Soldiers from the field level all the way to the top to see what they have and where they have it in real time.

  • JBLM spouse faces a painful, new reality

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. Met by two service members, a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • SDDC cases colors at Fort Eustis, Va.

    Jul 1, 2010

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's headquarters formally cased its colors at Fort Eustis, Va., July 1.

  • Senate unanimously confirms Petraeus

    Jul 1, 2010

    The Senate Wednesday unanimously confirmed Gen. David H. Petraeus to be commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

  • Petraeus calls Afghanistan a test of wills

    Jun 30, 2010

    Afghanistan is a test of wills, and the enemy has to know the United States and its allies have the will to prevail, Gen. David H. Petraeus said before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday.

  • Berlin Airlift: Remembering those who fell to feed a hungry city during massive humanitarian mission

    Jun 30, 2010

    For those who lived through the humanitarian effort to deliver supplies to the citizens of Berlin in 1948 and 1949, remembering is the easy part.

  • SDDC works to address problems during peak move season

    Jun 25, 2010

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command announced it is addressing recent missed and cancelled household goods pickups for military servicemembers going through permanent change of station moves.

  • Veterans recall smells, cold of Korean War

    Jun 25, 2010

    War stinks. According to one veteran of the Korean War -- which started 60 years ago today -- it stinks specifically like coal and kimchi.

  • 2010 Logistics Awards

    Jun 25, 2010

    The Army's 6th annual Combined Logistics Excellence Awards in Richmond, Va., June 24, 2010. The ceremony acknowledged multiple units' achievements in the categories of deployment, maintenance, and supply.

  • Army Chief of Staff recognizes logistics excellence

    Jun 24, 2010

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr. recognized outstanding Army Logisticians at the 6th Annual Combined Excellence Logistics Awards.