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  • SDDC honors high performing shippers

    Mar 10, 2010

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command recognized 15 government shippers this evening for outstanding performance within the Defense Transportation System throughout 2009.

  • SDDC Symposium 2010 - Day 1

    Mar 9, 2010

    Photos from the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's annual Training Symposium in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Art of war: Detainee murals look to brighter future

    Mar 9, 2010

    Since Sept. 16, Iraqi civilian and U.S. military deconstruction teams have transformed the landscape surrounding the rusting, chain-link walls of the theatre interment facility here to piles of rubble.

  • Providers support Sherpa operations for Iraq, Kuwait

    Mar 8, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Army-specific C-23 Sherpa is the primary mode of transportation for time-sensitive cargo to small or remote locations, and those with limited landing areas in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • 101st CAB prepares for deployment

    Mar 4, 2010

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) cased its colors during a ceremony March 2 in advance of its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan this month.

  • Do you know who your Facebook friends are'

    Mar 2, 2010

    A recent find in our social media communities has been the use of military support Facebook groups as the construction site for houses of adversary propaganda through violent, anti-American posts, videos and photos. What makes it scarier is friends and families have welcomed the invitation without looking at the pictures hanging on the walls or the violent movies playing on the television.

  • Deployed Sustainers re-enlist in Haiti

    Mar 1, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Joint Logistics Command - Haiti Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Unified Response gathered on U.S. Army vessel LSV 1 to re-enlist Feb. 27. Nineteen Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3rd Sustainment Command, Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade, and Fort Lewis's 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion raised their right hands and recited the oath of enlistment with Col.(Promotable) Robin Akin, the 3d Sustainment Command's commanding general who presided over the event.

  • New policy authorizes social media access, with caveats

    Mar 1, 2010

    Attention all Facebookers, Twitter tweeters and YouTubers: a new Defense Department policy authorizes you to access these and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn't compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites.

  • Army to balance Iraq drawdown, reset for least impact on Soldiers

    Feb 26, 2010

    The process of drawing down and resetting equipment in Iraq to meet the 2011 pull-out deadline set by the president must not affect Soldier dwell time.

  • Army watercraft assists Colombian Red Cross with delivery of humanitarian aid

    Feb 22, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Humanitarian assistance in the form of food, water, mattresses and tents have poured into Haiti from countries around the world in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the southern region of this small Caribbean nation.

  • Army Technology Live debuts free iPhone app

    Feb 22, 2010

    The Army's official science and technology blog released a free iPhone application Feb. 19. The application puts Army technology news, social media and job postings in one location.

  • Progress at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport

    Feb 20, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - Commercial airline traffic is increasing at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in Port Au Prince. Feb. 19 marked the return of commercial airline passenger service for the first time since the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake which struck Haiti. Between military, commercial, and passenger airline service the airport handles about 75 flights per day.

  • Soldiers to get new cammo pattern for wear in Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2010

    Starting this summer, Soldiers sent to fight in Afghanistan will wear an Army Combat Uniform with the "MultiCam" pattern instead of the standard-issue universal camouflage pattern.

  • Ban on USB devices in Army remains -- for now

    Feb 19, 2010

    The ban on using USB devices on military computers remains, for now, in the Army -- despite a partial lift of the original ban by U.S. Strategic Command.

  • Army Sustainment Command personnel continue Haiti humanitarian assistance efforts

    Feb 19, 2010

    Sea Port operations in Haiti

  • AMC's commanding general, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody to speak, host media opportunity at AUSA

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, will present the "Army Materiel Command Perspective" at the annual Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Feb. 25.

  • White House Transportation Agency Celebrates Centennial

    Feb 17, 2010

    The White House Transportation Agency rolled out its fleet of executive vehicles on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, all to help celebrate 100 years of service. The day was not without meaning. The White House Garage was officially recognized as a unit exactly 100 years to the day-February 17, 1910.

  • 688th RPOE Soldiers suppoort Haiti relief mission

    Feb 17, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers from the 688th Rapid Opening Element (RPOE), Fort Eustis, Va., load supplies and equipment at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. and Langley Air Force Base, Va. The 688th RPOE is in Haiti to assist with airfield operations to help move relief supplies and rescue personnel in and out of Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Price as part of international relief efforts since the immediate aftermath of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

  • Army watercraft deliver in Haiti's relief effort

    Feb 15, 2010

    Army Landing Craft Utility 2006 from the Fort Eustis, Va., based 10th Transportation Battalion along with her crew download relief supplies Feb. 12 at Killick Coast Guard Base on Haiti's southern coast.

  • Logistics Soldiers provide unique capability in Haiti

    Feb 11, 2010

    As part of the first wave of Soldiers to hit the ground in Haiti, some 900 from the 7th Sustaiment Brigade are providing unique, yet critical logistical support.

  • Haiti's main seaport making progress

    Feb 7, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's main seaport is improving capacity and capability daily as a result of teamwork and leadership from logistics experts from across the world. A partnership bewtween the US Military, USAID, and international agencies has resulted in a significant improvement to Haiti's main port capacitiy after major damage due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12.

  • Army vessel supporting Haiti relief effort

    Jan 28, 2010

    The Runny Mede, a U.S. Army logistics support vessel from the 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va., docked at the Port-Au-Prince Seaport Jan. 25, in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers take "Fast Ship" to Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Soldiers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Haiti via the Superferry "Huakai" from Fort Eustis, Va. The 7th Sustainment Brigade is in Haiti conducting port operations to aid in the military's relief effort - bringing desperately needed food and medical supplies to those in need.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command's Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command has been providing world-wide support to the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti.

  • Army extends Comprehensive Soldier Fitness to families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Resilience assessment and training is now available online for family members of Soldiers.

  • Transportation training facility receives railcars

    Jan 26, 2010

    Some important Transportation Corps assets have arrived at Fort Lee. Three railcars, equipment that will become part of the Multi-Mode Load Training site currently under construction, made their way to Fort Lee last week.

  • 2010 census: especially important to military families

    Jan 25, 2010

    With about $400 billion a year in federal funds at stake, the 2010 census may prove especially important for the thousands of Army families who have relocated since 2000 as a result of Base Realignment and Closure, said a 2010 census media specialist.

  • Make a movie, save a life, win $2,000

    Jan 25, 2010

    Prizes totaling nearly $4,000 are still up for grabs as the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competion heads into the final months.

  • 3rd ESC to deploy, provide logistics expertise in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will deploy to Haiti in support of relief efforts stemming from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the country on Jan. 12. The command will form the nucleus of Joint Logistics Task Force - Haiti and deploy by air to provide its logistics expertise to the relief effort in Haiti.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers set-sail for Haitian relief

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Sustainers from Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade recently set-sail for a deployment to Haiti in support of Joint Task Force - Haiti. The unique capability of the Army's watercraft will increase logistical capabilites for the JTF commander.

  • Expeditionary Contracting Command reaches out to aid Haiti

    Jan 21, 2010

  • Soldiers deploy by sea to assist in Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    Three Landing Craft Utility vessels from the 97th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade have been diverted from a training mission off the coast of Florida to Haiti to support the relief effort.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

  • 3/405th AFSB supports humanitarian relief efforts to Haiti

    Jan 19, 2010

    LEGHORN ARMY DEPOT, Italy - Yesterday, the 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade completed operations in support of U.S. Agency for International Development emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The Caribbean country of Haiti was devastated last week by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, prompting U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth Merten to declare a disaster due to the effects of the earthquake. The Government of Haiti estimates that at least 65,000 people perished in the disaster, the U.N. approximates that at least three million people are affected and the International Organization for Migration reports that roughly 200,000 Haitians have been displaced.

  • A day with the SYSPAC

    Jan 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The System Safety Policy Action Committee conducted its regular meeting at the U.S. Army Missile and Aviation Life Cycle Management Command Safety Office here, Jan. 12-13.

  • SDDC on Twitter

    Jan 15, 2010

  • Army transportation, logistics experts reach Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    The Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has a team deployed to Haiti to prepare for follow-on forces that will deliver and distribute humanitarian supplies in the wake of Tuesday's devastating earthquake.

  • Safety Award

    Jan 14, 2010

    Ken Rose was honored by John Manfre, safety director, U.S. Army Materiel Command for his two years of service as chairman for AMC System Safety Policy Action Committee during a committee meeting, Jan. 12 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Employees prep for transfer to new DLA tenant organization

    Jan 14, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna employees transferring to a new tenant organization were notified recently as part of the shift of the supply, storage and distribution (SS&D) function from the Army to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • Employees prep for transfer to new DLA tenant organization

    Jan 14, 2010

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - Tobyhanna employees transferring to a new tenant organization were notified recently as part of the shift of the supply, storage and distribution (SS&D) function from the Army to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

  • AMC Band breaks ground on state-of-the-art training facility at Redstone

    Jan 14, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band held the official groundbreaking of their new facility here Jan. 12. "What a great event. This marks the last ground breaking for our BRAC construction projects (at Redstone Arsenal). We are so glad you could be here and a part of it," said Col. Robert M. Pastorelli, Redstone Arsenal commander.

  • Obama makes Haiti response top U.S. priority

    Jan 14, 2010

    President Barack Obama said today said he's made helping Haiti in the wake of a crippling earthquake the top priority of every U.S. government agency.

  • USS Carl Vinson Deploys to Respond to Haiti Earthquake

    Jan 14, 2010

    MAYPORT, Fla. - USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) has been ordered to deploy to Haiti to conduct Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response (HA/DR) missions Jan. 13. Currently, Vinson is underway in the Atlantic Ocean, and will briefly loiter off the coast of Mayport to receive equipment and supplies.

  • Fort Bragg units to deploy in support of humanitarian efforts in Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    The 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg will deploy a battalion with a Command and Control Element in response to the earthquake in Haiti.

  • Military preps for broader Haiti relief mission

    Jan 14, 2010

    A brigade of Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division have been put on alert and are ready to deploy, if needed, to support the disaster-response mission in Haiti.

  • Contracting commands welcome two of the Army's newest general officers

    Jan 13, 2010

    The Army has passed another plateau toward its goal of improving Army contracting with the promotions of two general officers. The promotions of Stephen B. Leisenring and Joseph L. Bass are important steps in adhering to the recommendations made in the Gansler Commission Report of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations. Leisenring is the commander of the Mission and Installation Command, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Bass is the commander of the U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, Fort Belvoir, Va. The ECC and the MICC are subordinate commands of the Army Contracting Command, a major subordinate command of the Army Materiel Command. ACC has two out of three of its general officer positions that were recommended as part of the Gansler Commission findings in place.

  • Army iPhone download among top 25 free news apps

    Jan 12, 2010

    Soldiers and others can now read the latest Army news on their iPhones, thanks to a new application created by the team that developed the Army's Web site,

  • 233rd Trans. Co. transports vehicles to improve ranges, gain experience

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Recently, Fort Knox's 233rd Transportation Company supported the installation's range control with the movement of nearly 30 tanks from the Ground Maintenance Division to several ranges on post, Jan. 5-8.

  • Understanding and preventing cold weather injuries

    Jan 5, 2010

    During the past 10 years, Soldiers have experienced an average of 361 cold weather-related injuries every year. Cold weather injury prevention is a command and leadership as well as a personal responsibility and successful management of cold depends on proper knowledge and understanding of problems associated with working in cold environments.

  • Building partnerships key to Afghan success

    Jan 4, 2010

    Building partnerships and understanding the nature of Afghanistan and its people are keys to achieving success in that country, the commander of NATO's Joint Command in Kabul said.

  • Program helps Army civilian employees with personal issues

    Jan 4, 2010

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - Failing finances, marital problems, troubles with children and stress on the job - throw in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and you could easily create just the right combination to trigger an incident of work place violence.

  • Movement control team helps Joint Distribution Center mission move faster

    Jan 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - An operations unit at the Joint Distribution Center at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, implemented a new transportation standard Dec. 11 to decrease the wait time required to ship sustainment supply cargo throughout Iraq.

  • AMC welcomes seven to rank of Black Belt

    Dec 30, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Lean Six Sigma is about improvement, reduction of cost, elimination of waste and problem solving but it also consists of complex problems.

  • Logistics planners converge on Kuwait to coordinate next phase of Iraq drawdown

    Dec 28, 2009

    Military logistics planners from around the world converged in Kuwait earlier this month to go over the next phase of the responsible drawdown plan to move people and equipment out of Iraq.

  • USNS Pomeroy Moves Army Stock

    Dec 22, 2009

    The USNS Pomeroy came to port in Charleston, S.C., to unload its cargo of prepositioned stock. In 109 days the downloaded equipment will then be refurbished and reloaded onto another ship. The Pomeroy is part of the Army Prepositioned Stock-3 (Afloat) program.

  • AMC takes lead in task force aimed at Army Reset effort

    Dec 21, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - How do you carefully and expertly repair and return the tools of war' You assemble your best personnel; plan profusely and ultimately Reset America's Army.

  • 2/405th AFSBn takes the show on the road

    Dec 21, 2009

    The 2/405th Army Field Support Battalion is taking its show on the road, visiting various units throughout Germany to showcase the battalion's capabilities and services to units.

  • Army Angel Tree brings more than Christmas cheer

    Dec 17, 2009

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's annual Christmas tree has done more than add holiday dAfAcor to the command's headquarters on Scott Air Force Base. Courtesy of "angels," the tree has helped provide gifts for needy kids in the Metro East.

  • University of Phoenix awards credits to Civilian Education System graduates

    Dec 17, 2009

    University of Phoenix is now offering credit for three Civilian Education System courses.

  • 405th AFSB NCOs honor commander

    Dec 17, 2009

    The non-commissioned officers of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade honored the brigade commander Col. Jack Haley for his support to the NCO Corps during a presentation that was attended by all brigade sites throughout Europe via video-teleconference.

  • BRAC to the Future III places realignment and cooperation on center stage

    Dec 16, 2009

    The Army Materiel Command recently participated in the BRAC to the Future III event which serves as an update to the Tennessee Valley community regarding Base Realignment and Closure transitions. Held in downtown Huntsville Dec. 15 at the Von Braun Center, the event highlighted the impending 2011 BRAC implementation by placing various local chambers of commerce, community leaders, civilian leadership and military officials in one location, at the same time.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Conducts Fire Control Exercise

    Dec 15, 2009

    Leaders and forward observers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a fire control exercise in which Paratroopers and units manuever against a simulated enemy while calling for indirect fire.

  • Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

    Dec 15, 2009

    Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

  • Looking back on the Year of the NCO

    Dec 14, 2009

    As the year-long tribute for our noncommissioned officers comes to a close, we must not allow this recognition to be isolated to 2009. We must continue to work to develop NCOs through education, fitness and leadership training.

  • DSCC, Tobyhanna Army Depot hold SS&D transfer town hall

    Dec 14, 2009

    TOBYHANNA, Pa. - A town hall meeting was conducted Dec. 2 at Tobyhanna Army Depot in northeastern Pennsylvania for employees who perform the storage and distribution function for the Army industrial mission located here.

  • Photo entries sought for Heritage Project contest

    Dec 11, 2009

    Entries are being sought for the Fort Monroe Online Heritage Project Photo Contest. Everyone, to include the general public and military families stationed around the world, is encouraged to participate. The contest will continue through the end of January and winning photos will be published in the Fort Monroe newspaper, the "Casemate."

  • STX lane training at Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 9, 2009

    Thirty Soldiers as part of the Army Sustainment Command-Reserve Element participated in a Situation Training Exercise (STX) Lanes Training Nov. 15 at Rock Island Arsenal. The STX lane training focused on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills to hone the Soldiers' skills and confidence to effectively function, survive and win in a combat environment. They departed RIA Nov. 18 for Fort Benning, Ga., for more training. From there, the Soldiers are slated for deployment to Southwest Asia.

  • Adopt a School Partnership at Redstone

    Dec 8, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--"We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible," said President Barack Obama.

  • 405th AFSB Hosts RDECOM Deputy Commander

    Dec 8, 2009

    The 405th Army Field Support Brigade recently hosted Brig. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Greene visited the brigade to discuss the integration of military technology, specifically the Field Assistance in Science and Technology team's activities, into the brigade's operations.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for annual Leadership Symposium

    Dec 7, 2009

    Seats are filling quickly for Army Management Staff College's 5th Annual Leadership Symposium, March 2-4, 2010 at Fort Belvoir, Va., so those wishing to attend should register soon.

  • Army Management Staff College extends Excellence in Education Award deadline

    Dec 7, 2009

    Army Management Staff College extended the application deadline for the 2nd annual Excellence in Education Award.

  • Army Management Staff College Basic Course kicks off

    Dec 7, 2009

  • Translog Magazine

    Dec 2, 2009

    Recent issues of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) magazine, Translog. Published for more than forty years, Translog includes articles, features and photos on SDDC, military transportation and logistics, and related endeavors. Each link can be downloaded as a PDF or viewed online. Contact Translog by e-mail:

  • FISC Pearl Harbor, NCHB3 offload 25th ID cargo at Pearl Harbor

    Dec 1, 2009

    Members of the 599th Transportation Group; Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Pearl Harbor; 302nd Transportation Terminal Battalion; Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 3; and 25th Infantry Division work together to off-load 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division cargo and equipment from the Motor Vessel American Tern at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Nov. 30. The 25th Infantry Division's Third Brigade and the division's headquarters' element redeployed from Iraq earlier in November.

  • SDDC Social Media Links

    Dec 1, 2009

    SDDC has sites on YouTube and Flickr, including photos and video of our people in action around the world.

  • Tanker's wife wins 'Rising Star' singing contest

    Nov 24, 2009

    With her recently redeployed husband among those in the audience for the first time in the week-long competition, Lisa Pratt was named winner of the 2009 Operation Rising Star singing contest Nov. 20, on Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Christmas trees delivered to Japan

    Nov 24, 2009

  • American Legion launches new Web site--new look, content

    Nov 24, 2009

    America's largest veterans service organization has launched a new Web site, bulging with new content and featuring a completely redesigned look. American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill said the new Web site, "is a tremendous addition to our online presence. It's more informative, better-looking, and easier to navigate than our previous site. I encourage Legionnaires to visit and explore the wealth of content in its pages."

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • 3/405th AFSB Supports USAID Resupply Mission

    Nov 23, 2009

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 3/405th Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) recently completed a resupply operation in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. Due to recent disasters in the Pacific Rim, USAID's relief supply inventory in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, needed to be restocked.

  • Leading through change: Senior civilian adapts to SDDC leadership role

    Nov 20, 2009

    Michael K. Williams, a member of the Senior Executive Service, served as acting deputy to the commander beginning in June, until his appointment was announced Nov. 8. During that time he still served in his previous positions as director of both SDDC's Transportation Engineering Agency and the United States Transportation Command Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center. As deputy to the commander, he is responsible for facilitating continuous improvement and innovation in the development of distribution policies, plans, and programs supporting the global mission. These responsibilities impact Joint Service force deployment and logistics operations.

  • Registration changes for Civilian Education System

    Nov 18, 2009

    The Civilian Education System 3rd and 4th-quarter classes are now open for registration, and those enrolling will see a major change in the application process.

  • Picatinny breaks ground for incoming Naval facility

    Nov 17, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. Aca,!" During a ceremony here Nov. 9, Picatinny officials broke ground for a new Naval packaging, handling, storage and transportation facility that will house Navy operations being transferred to Picatinny as a result of 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations.

  • RDECOM earns Superior Unit Award

    Nov 16, 2009

    Army officials named the Research, Development and Engineering Command as winners of the Superior Unit Award. The award is presented by the U.S. Army for service to the nation "beyond what is expected."

  • Williams becomes SDDC's newest Deputy to the Commander

    Nov 16, 2009

    Michael K. Williams, a member of the Senior Executive Service, changed jobs at the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and became the third Deputy to the Commander. Prior to assuming his current position, Williams served as director of SDDC's Transportation Engineering Agency and the United States Transportation Command Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center.

  • Army NCO assumes joint leadership role at USTRANSCOM

    Nov 16, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. TomAfA!s R. Hawkins is the new USTRANSCOM senior enlisted advisor and is the first Soldier to hold the position. Formerly SDDC's senior NCO, Hawkins now serves as the principal advisor to the USTRANSCOM commander for all matters concerning joint force integration, career development, utilization and sustainment of more than 150,000 enlisted personnel serving the headquarters and USTRANSCOM's air, land and sea components throughout the world.

  • Rapid Port Opening Element: Logistics first responders

    Nov 16, 2009

    The addition of three Rapid Port Opening Elements to the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command brings an expeditionary answer to the challenge of logistics support in contingency response operations for the Department of Defense. As the surface piece of U.S. Transportation CommandAca,!a,,cs Joint Task Force Aca,!" Port Opening, the RPOEs deploy as part of a joint expeditionary logistics force to establish a port of debarkation and forward distribution node.

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Soldiers face stresses unique to their occupation. Time away from home, deployments and heavy workloads cause Soldiers to feel substantial work-related stress.

  • Smoking increases risk of impotence

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Commentary: Quit during Great American Smokeout

    Nov 13, 2009

    The Great American Smokeout Nov. 19 may be for you, if improving health and saving money interests you.

  • AER offers college aid for military children, spouses

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Grieving has no time limit; help available for all affected by tragedy

    Nov 13, 2009

    In the aftermath of the Nov. 5 shootings, Soldiers, family members and civilians are looking for answers, but they're also looking for help. That help is available to anyone in need, no matter what the time.

  • First Advanced Course of the fiscal year graduates

    Nov 12, 2009

  • USATCES presents Tactical Explosives Safety Workshop

    Nov 10, 2009

    MCALESTER, Okla.--The United States Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety (USATCES) is dedicated to eliminating ammunition and explosives accidents and chemical agent accidents in every phase of the ammunition life cycle.


    Nov 10, 2009

    MCALESTER, Okla.-- Quality Assurance Specialist, Ammunition Surveillance, (QASAS), is the oldest career program in the Department of Army. QASAS serve as the primary technical experts providing logistics, quality assurance and explosives safety expertise in direct support of Army units throughout the theater.

  • Annual Demil Users Group Focuses on Organic Demil

    Nov 10, 2009

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill.--The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) hosted the 18th Demilitarization Users Group Meeting (DUGM) on 21-22 Oct. 2009, at the downtown Holiday Inn, Rock Island, Ill.

  • AMC streamlines procurement process, saves millions

    Nov 10, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- A business case designed to overhaul Army Materiel Command's process of procuring industry and military commercial standards, specifications and parts has resulted in a new contract, streamlined process and significant savings to the entire command.

  • Congressional staffers visits Army Materiel Command headquarters

    Nov 6, 2009

    Congressional staffers from the Utah delegation visited U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters Nov. 6 as a way to learn more about the command and its mission. The staffers received a tour of AMC's Tech Gallery, which showcases advancements in research and development for today's warfighter, an AMC overview brief, and a briefing and ration sampling from the DoD Combat Feeding Directorate, located in Natick, Mass. The samples included new foods that are expected to be fielded to warfighters in the future. Later, the delegation visited the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Night Vision Labs and the Mine Lanes, located at Fort Belvoir, Va. The staffers were Bill Castle, Military Legislative Assistant and Lt. Col. Lyle Drew, Air Force Military Legislative Fellow, both for Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Clint Satterthwaite, Military Legislative Assistant to Sen. Robert Bennett.

  • Army launches technology blog

    Nov 5, 2009

  • TASM-E provides essential movement support to 3rd CAB warfighters

    Nov 2, 2009

    ROTA, Spain - Even before the sun rose over the U.S. naval station in Rota, Spain, personnel from the Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager-Europe were working on the mammoth task of off-loading a three-story cargo ship filled with critical equipment destined for Afghanistan.