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  • Transitioning from manual to automated machining

    May 4, 2015

    The Army is transitioning from training Soldiers on outdated machining techniques to training on current industry standard machining technology and equipment.

  • Autonomous aerial resupply systems needed in BCTs

    May 4, 2015

    Unmanned aerial systems could provide significant aerial resupply capabilities for the BCTs of the Army of 2025.

  • Afghan Air Force refuel training

    May 4, 2015

    While providing logistics support for an aviation task force in Afghanistan, a forward support company trained Afghan airmen on forward arming and refueling point operations.

  • A comparison of BCS3 and Microsoft Excel for tracking logistics

    May 4, 2015

    Logisticians use either the Battle Command Sustainment Support System or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track logistics. Two training missions provided the opportunity to compare the pros and cons of each method.

  • Deploying a combat sustainment support battalion to the National Training Center

    May 4, 2015

    The 35th CSSB provided sustainment support, conducted a tactical convoy, and faced an enemy guerrilla force during a rotation at the National Training Center.

  • Optimizing OCIE in Europe using Lean Six Sigma

    May 4, 2015

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command used Lean Six Sigma to improve theater-level organizational clothing and individual equipment inventory management.

  • A strategic solution to bridging the gap in operational movement control

    May 4, 2015

    The theater movement control element can enable more precise movement control and bridge the gap between doctrine and the ability to integrate that doctrine with other nations' systems.

  • Long distance logistics: The Mexican Expedition

    May 4, 2015

    The Army's Mexican Expedition in 1916 and 1917 provided lessons about supporting and maintaining a campaign across long distances.

  • Brigade S-8s to the rescue

    May 4, 2015

    Because of resource management personnel reductions, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) G-8 determined that its brigade S-8s required fund certification authority to help with the workload.

  • New alignment enhances training, planning, and resourcing

    May 4, 2015

    Sustainment brigades will soon be aligned with divisions to meet the needs of today's Army.

  • The Operational Test Command supports acquisition and fielding decisions

    May 4, 2015

    The Operational Test Command is responsible for ensuring that new systems designed to fill opera-tional gaps will meet the Army's needs.

  • Practical drift and logistics policy

    May 4, 2015

    Practical drift can contribute to unexpected events in logistics operations. Logisticians must be aware of this possibility and consciously work to avoid it.

  • APG SHARP Resource Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

    May 1, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, Resource Center officially opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted on April 15.

  • Logistics: Finding the best way to solve vexing issues

    May 1, 2015

    The language of logistics flowed freely at Fort Jackson's first-ever sustainment forum, where more than 100 Soldiers and civilians discussed everything from making sure those in basic training have clean underwear to repairing their broken weapons. Emphasis for the April 23 gathering at the Joe E. Mann Center was on best practices, although the floor also was open for complaints -- as long as those complaints led to suggestions for improvement.

  • Support where they need it - 16th Sustainment Brigade

    Apr 30, 2015

    The biggest obstacle the logistics elements from 16th Sustainment Brigade and 2nd Cavalry Regimental Support Squadron faced when force-on-force training started on April 21 was relocating the center of support, often referred to as a "jump," closer to the simulated battle Hohenfels Training Area during Exercise Saber Junction 15.

  • Tactical Training Center-Dix Instructors, students endorse new Army Learning Module

    Apr 29, 2015

    Nearly two years ago, Staff Sgt. Thomas Gambrel attended the Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course designed to have Army Reserve instructors modify their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a more facilitative approach. Now Gambrel says, in 2015 the new standard is paying dividends at Tactical Training Center-Dix where he's an assistant instructor teaching the Army Plumber Course. This teaching style, which implements principles of adult learning is meant for established Soldiers looking to learn an additional Military Occupational Specialty. It reduces instructor-led slide presentations and incorporates students' knowledge, skills, and experiences.

  • Kazma II logistics exercise brings together US, Kuwait militaries

    Apr 28, 2015

    Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) - Operational Command Post partnered with their Kuwait army counterparts during a sustainment and logistics focused tabletop training exercise known as Kazma II at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Logistic Operations Command, April 12-16.

  • Ironhorse leaders learn logistics is key to victory

    Apr 28, 2015

    Logisticians from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, led classes April 21 to 22 to familiarize company and battalion leaders with the importance of proper sustainment planning and preparation.

  • Fort Bragg team wins BLST Olympics in annual competition

    Apr 28, 2015

    Members of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade competed in the annual Brigade Logistics Support Team (BLST) Olympics held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from April 20-24.

  • CASCOM honors nation's 5th president

    Apr 28, 2015

    Combined Arms Support Command personnel paid tribute to President James Monroe, the nation's 5th president, in a traditional wreath-laying ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, on April 28. Family members of Monroe, along with state and local dignitaries, were in attendance. Brig. Gen. John F. Haley, Chief of Ordnance and Ordnance School commandant, delivered remarks on behalf of President Barrack Obama.

  • Arsenal calls for help, more than 60 community first responders answer that call

    Apr 27, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL ― An emergency dispatch on April 23 claiming that a man was seriously injured and sulfur dioxide was leaking brought more than 60 first responders from Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties to the arsenal ̶ all were part of a three-hour hazardous material or HAZMAT exercise.

  • 80th Training Command logistician earns top honor

    Apr 27, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.

  • Sustainers support elementary school read-a-thon

    Apr 27, 2015

    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers joined up with local police and firefighters to participate in Howevalley Elementary School's Read-A-Thon, April 24. Soldiers read to small groups of two to six students in some cases, while at other times they read to entire classrooms.

  • Soldiers vie for CASCOM Ultimate Warrior titles

    Apr 23, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 23, 2015) -- Four Soldiers were hailed as winners of the annual CASCOM Ultimate Warrior Competition conducted here April 14-17.

  • For a brief moment, building cannons at Watervliet became secondary to building lives

    Apr 22, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Designing, creating, and building things are in the Watervliet Arsenal's DNA, but it was the work outside of the Arsenal fence line this month that something magical happened ̶ for a brief moment, the building of cannons became secondary to the building of lives.

  • Sustainers run to support SHARP awareness month

    Apr 20, 2015

    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) service members, along with Family members and friends, turned out to support the unit's 2015 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention two-mile Fun Run/Walk, April 17. The event was a way for the Fort Knox community to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault.

  • New SES joins the ranks at AMC

    Apr 17, 2015

    Joining the elite ranks of the Department of Army civilian corps, Kevin J. Bostick was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony here, April 17. The promotion lands Bostick in the top one-tenth of one percent of all Army civilians.

  • Army's Benét Laboratories leads DOD challenge to improve the defense industrial base

    Apr 14, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's Benét Laboratories announced here today that it was selected by the Department of Defense to spearhead a science and engineering challenge that will pit higher education students from throughout the United States in a competition to develop software applications that may improve the efficiency of defense manufacturing.

  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.

  • Army's future strategic leaders complete second phase of Young Alaka'I program

    Apr 14, 2015

    Twenty-three officers, warrant officers and senior noncommissioned officers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command graduated the Young Alaka'i Leader Development Program's Phase II, April 10 atop the crater rim at Punchbowl on Oahu, Hawaii.

  • Clothing repair taught for final time at Quartermaster School

    Apr 9, 2015

    The Quartermaster School's shower, laundry, and clothing repair course recently taught the last lessons of a craft that has been around for thousands of years.

  • 1st BCT food service team competes in Armywide food competition

    Apr 9, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Most people realize that Soldiers have to be able to perform difficult missions in the most austere locations and under considerably challenging conditions; however, what many may not consider is that these demands do not discriminate based upon one's military occupational specialty. Food service personnel from 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team participated in the field feeding category of the Department of the Army Phillip A. Connelly Awards food competition here March 27, showing that the expectation to contribute to mission success -- anytime and anywhere -- is for all Soldiers, whether they are infantrymen, medics or cooks.

  • Lethality expert: TRADOC to publish helpful robotics doctrine

    Apr 9, 2015

    Doctrine drives training and modernization, and new doctrine to be released in January 2016, will provide impetus for growth in the rapidly-evolving field of robotics, Lt. Col. Matt Dooley predicted during the National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, April 8.

  • 158th Infantry Brigade Honored for Safety Achievements

    Apr 9, 2015

    The hard work necessary to build a successful safety culture within the 158th Infantry Brigade, Camp Shelby, Mississippi, was recognized in a ceremony April 8 at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Odierno stresses modernization during Aberdeen Proving Ground visit

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 7, to observe several of the Army's signature modernization efforts and encourage Soldiers and civilians to "keep driving forward."

  • Lighting upgrade saves energy, maintenance costs

    Apr 7, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- New lights promise to save more than $400,000 in energy and maintenance costs over the next 15 years.

  • Ordnance School ensures motorcycles are ready for riding season

    Apr 7, 2015

    With the recent arrival of spring and the warmer temperatures it brings, motorcycles are starting to emerge from their winter "hibernation habitats."

  • 17 Nations get lasered up for Saber Junction 15

    Apr 5, 2015

    Units participating in Saber Junction 15 outfit their soldiers and vehicles with equipment from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's MILES warehouse.

  • AFSBn-Afghanistan builds, maintains infantry company equipment set for rapid issue

    Apr 3, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion Afghanistan takes on a new mission to build, maintain, rapidly issue and accept back, reset and store infantry company equipment sets.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's Monthly Newsletter: The Salvo

    Apr 1, 2015

    A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of March 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation since the War of 1812.

  • Arsenal tests prototype in hopes to better protect Soldiers

    Mar 31, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Army weapons research engineers at the Watervliet Arsenal just announced that they have designed a significant improvement to the M119 105mm towed-howitzer system that if adopted by the U.S. Army will reduce Soldiers' risk to health complications from blast overpressures.

  • Civilian Workforce Transformation General Officer Steering Committee meets

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Gwen DeFilippi, center, heads a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon on 18 March 2015.

  • CROWS pro uses WAK bag items to score big cost savings

    Mar 29, 2015

    Two years ago, a special emphasis project at the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System shop was to get weapons adaptation kits back into the supply system. Today emphasis remains on the WAK items, but now the push is to retrograde WAK components from the theater.

  • CASCOM honors nation's 10th president

    Mar 29, 2015

    Combined Arms Support Command personnel paid tribute to President John Tyler, the nation's 10th president, in a traditional wreath-laying ceremony held at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va., on March 29. Family members of President Tyler were in attendance and listened as Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan, Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant, delivered remarks on behalf of President Barrack Obama.

  • 11th ACR Lead the Army in GCSS-A

    Mar 28, 2015

    Fort Irwin, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment is at the forefront of U.S. Army logistics by leading the Army in the transition from the Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS), to the Global Combat Support System -- Army (GCSS-Army); a new computer-based system designed to manage the Army's supply chain.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve enhances Polish Armed Forces training, operations

    Mar 26, 2015

    DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - As Soldiers and equipment arrive in country for the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation, the Polish Armed Forces General Command readies for a historic year of training.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • Arsenal helps build students' mettle by demonstrating metal

    Mar 24, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Today's arsenal workforce takes every opportunity it can to help pay back the local community that has wholeheartedly supported this Army manufacturing center since its inception in 1813. One such opportunity occurred this past week when the arsenal participated in a machining career day that hosted students from three local area high schools.

  • Outstanding Redstone Arsenal civilians receive annual salute

    Mar 24, 2015

    "The best Army in the world needs the best possible support, and that is what Army civilians deliver every single day." Those words from John Nerger, executive deputy to the commander of the Army Materiel Command, set the tone March 11 at the annual Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army DA Civilians of the Year Awards Dinner. Redstone dignitaries, local leaders and members of AUSA gathered at the Von Braun Center North Hall to recognize Army civilians who go above and beyond in their contribution to keeping their organizations "Army Strong."

  • Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

    Mar 23, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan is in the early stages of a mission that will result in 94 mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles being available to support future coalition missions.

  • Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

    Mar 23, 2015

    During National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • 3rd ESC Soldiers meet with pen pals

    Mar 23, 2015

    For more than six months, children from Mrs. Karen Gonterman's class wrote to their pen pals located half way around the globe. On March 20, the children had an opportunity to meet their pen pals face to face.

  • EOD experts lend knowledge, experience to Iraqi Army in fight against Islamic State

    Mar 23, 2015

    The phrase "together we stand, united we fall" has been uttered countless times and still rings true. Nations are rallying together and providing aid and support to allies in need in order to create a stronger force to defeat global enemies. Leaders from the U.S. Army, Iraqi Security Forces, and the Spanish Legion met March 10 at the Bomb Disposal School headquarters at Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, to discuss a number of topics including training, operations and equipment. The three nations are part of a coalition force working together with the ultimate aim of degrading and defeating the Islamic State terrorist group.

  • National Guard needs continued investment, generals tell Congress

    Mar 21, 2015

    Continuing to invest in the National Guard to ensure it remains accessible, responsive and capable will provide the nation a force that is proven on the battlefield and in the homeland.

  • Potential new way of producing water now comes in box form

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers participated in a weeklong field-testing and train-the-trainer exercise using the Aspen 2000 water purification system combined with a water packaging trailer on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 9-18.

  • AMC's commander 'humbled' by wounded warriors and families

    Mar 20, 2015

    Army Materiel Command's top leader Gen. Dennis L. Via visited with wounded warriors and their families where they receive state-of-the-art physical and emotional care during a recent trip to San Antonio.

  • G-4 aims to make Army logistics 'expeditionary' again

    Mar 19, 2015

    The Army's senior logistician said one of his top priorities and challenges was to make the Army an expeditionary force again, one where readiness is not scheduled, but the force is consistently sustained and ready to move on demand.

  • Going the extra mile - LTF Kandahar civilians and contractors step it up to assist 33rd Mountain Bat

    Mar 17, 2015

    When people get a new vehicle, they usually expect to get an owner's manual with it. The same is true when MRAPs are issued to Soldiers - they get an operator's manual. So what do Romanian Soldiers receive when they will be using MRAPs in their mission? Thanks to the detective work of Dale L. French, a TACOM Engineering Logistics Assistance Representative assigned to Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan's Logistics Task Force Kandahar, they will get digital operator's manuals in their language.

  • 40th annual Culinary training event results announced

    Mar 17, 2015

    While the 40th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experiences of almost 300 service members will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the military. With 588 judged entries, this event is a primary training opportunity for military chefs.

  • HQDA G-4 Directorates

    Mar 17, 2015

    The following is a description of the nine directorates within the Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-4.

  • Helping first responders, each other via CPR

    Mar 13, 2015

    Your coworker collapses on the floor …tick…tick…tick… you check to see if the individual is okay …tick…tick…tick… he isn't breathing …tick…tick…tick… you are all alone …tick…tick…tick… The actions you take or don't take in the next few seconds may have life altering consequences, for your coworker and for yourself, said Donald Haberski, a lieutenant with the Arsenal fire department

  • A Week in the Life of a GEMS Student

    Mar 13, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program have opened to students for the 10th year.

  • Best chefs compete at military culinary competition

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Armed Forces Chef of the Year showdown provided a hotly competitive start to this year's Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • Updated installation status report aims to streamline power projection

    Mar 12, 2015

    Additional metrics were recently added to installation status reports to better assess what is needed for unforeseen contingencies.

  • Power of the patch: AMC liaisons are face to the field

    Mar 11, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Some of the newest members of the Army Materiel Command's Brigade Logistics Support Team are learning the power of the patch at BLST University.

  • Aerial resupply lands on ground troops

    Mar 10, 2015

    The U.S. Army is streamlining efforts to provide squad- and platoon-level ground Soldiers, operating in austere environments, with an organic aerial resupply capability that will empower and sustain them on the battlefield.

  • 21st TSC CSM recognizes MP for 'doing the right thing'

    Mar 10, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, the senior enlisted leader of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, recognized a military police member for his integrity and doing the right thing during a gathering on Sembach Kaserne March 5.

  • Army's senior enlisted logistician touts partnership with Troop Support

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Army's senior enlisted logistician met with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support leaders March 2 in Philadelphia to gain a better understanding of the organization's supply chain management.

  • One team, one fight, One Army School System

    Mar 6, 2015

    Sgt. Christopher Flowers, an active duty Soldier assigned to U.S. Africa Command, was surprised when he found out that he was scheduled to attend an Army Reserve school taught by Army Reserve instructors. The Human Resource Specialist said he was confused because Soldiers in his career field usually attend the Advanced Leader Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. "I was a little afraid at first, you know? 'This don't sound right'," Flowers said he thought to himself.

  • 94th AAMDC THAAD Battery in Guam transfers authority to its sister unit

    Mar 5, 2015

    Task Force Talon's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, Battery A, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, passed the defense of Guam mission to Btry. D, 2nd ADA, during a transfer of authority ceremony March 4, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Sustainment and the Army Operating Concept

    Mar 4, 2015

    This Q&A with the commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command highlights how sustainment training and operations will support the future fight.

  • Logistics for Pacific Pathways: Malaysia

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Keris Strike portion of the Pacific Pathways exercise provided logisticians from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, with valuable lessons about supporting a combined task force.

  • Responsible retrograde in Afghanistan

    Mar 4, 2015

    The last unit that acted as the U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element in Afghanistan provides tips for successful retrograde operations.

  • Base closure assistance team: a valuable resource for closing FOBs

    Mar 4, 2015

  • Improving efficiency in expeditionary movement control

    Mar 4, 2015

    Putting full responsibility for logistics movements back in the hands of the movement control battalion can save money and expedite shipments.

  • Army transformation and the role of tables of distribution and allowances

    Mar 4, 2015

    Tables of distribution and allowances can be used to experiment with new unit structures and mission sets, leverage emerging technologies, and document unique equipment sets.

  • Retrograde sort yard operations

    Mar 4, 2015

    At the Bagram Airfield retrograde sort yard, the 803rd Quartermaster Company collected, retrograded, redistributed, and disposed of excess Army materiel.

  • Scrap, transfer, or retrograde

    Mar 4, 2015

    Soldiers at retrograde sort yards in Afghanistan sorted and inventoried containers, processed materiel for retrograde, and shipped equipment to be put back into the Army supply system.

  • The mobile container assessment team

    Mar 4, 2015

    The U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element used the mobile container assessment team to maintain container accountability.

  • Deploying the Global Combat Support System-Army to the JRTC

    Mar 4, 2015

    Lessons learned from two infantry brigade combat teams may benefit units deploying GCSS-Army to JRTC in the near future.

  • Logistics and the (lost?) art of red teaming

    Mar 4, 2015

    How well does the U.S. defense logistics enterprise red team its major efforts?

  • Synchronizing sustainment efforts in a time of change

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Army G-4 staff is using several approaches to generate focus, synchronize efforts, and make the most efficient use of limited resources.

  • The Dream Team--Our Nurses: Patient advocacy tops OR nurses' priorities

    Mar 4, 2015

    When we see them on television and in movies it's usually in support roles. And while we can identify them by their uniforms when we see them in public, we don't usually give them much thought--they are just people standing with us in the grocery line or getting gas. But these are nurses, and nurses are anything but support personnel--especially when they are operating room nurses.

  • Globally Responsive Logistics

    Mar 2, 2015

    This article serves as a guide to help sustainers understand the complexities of distribution and materiel management, which are the two most challenging realms of defense supply chain management.

  • 240th QM educate 86th LRG on Army logistics

    Feb 27, 2015

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 240th Quartermaster Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade hosted a professional development session for officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the Air Force's 86th Logistics Readiness Group Feb. 27 at Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany.

  • Fort Drum Culinary Team preps for national competitive event

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Pfc. Nichapa Srisaringkarn joined the Army, she had no idea that she would find herself among the very best food service specialists on Fort Drum within her first couple of years … something that usually take years of experience for others to do.

  • Fort Carson explosive ordnance disposal company shows tricks of improvised explosive device trade

    Feb 26, 2015

    An explosive ordnance disposal exchange between Fort Carson Soldiers and members of the Kazakhstan military focused on reporting procedures and coordination with surrounding adjacent units and current explosive ordinance disposal best practices.

  • Odierno, Dailey emphasize trust at Army's SHARP Academy

    Feb 26, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey spoke with students of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program's, or SHARP's, baseline certification course at the SHARP Academy on Fort Leavenworth, Feb. 26.

  • Pilot mine dispersal repair program ahead of schedule

    Feb 25, 2015

    The depot's employees are always ready to rise to a challenge and two electronics mechanics in the Laser/Thermal Electronics Branch did just that recently when asked to repair a Volcano. The M139 Volcano mine system, which was built in the 1980s and '90s, is an automated method of laying up to 960 mines from military trucks or helicopters.

  • Congressman sees, touts innovation and change at Army's Benet Laboratories

    Feb 24, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's Benét Laboratories leveraged an opportunity to tout the current state of U.S. Army weapons research and design to Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY). Tonko, who was selected earlier this month to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, visited the Watervliet Arsenal in an effort to learn more about the Army's efforts in additive manufacturing.

  • New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds

    Feb 24, 2015

    A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition.

  • Son of honor

    Feb 22, 2015

    People don't have to like you, but if you're competent at your job then they have to respect you. That's the message Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Brashear wanted the Reserve Soldiers and civilians of the 80th Training Command (TASS) headquarters to walk away with, after he spoke to them in Richmond, Va., Feb. 20, 2015, as part of the unit's Black History Month observance.

  • Army awards Watervliet Arsenal $15M to upgrade Abrams tanks

    Feb 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced this week that it has received $15 million in new contracts to provide the U.S. Army with tank tubes, breech blocks, and breech mechanism assemblies as part of the Army's efforts to upgrade several hundred Abrams main battle tanks.

  • AFSBn-Afghanistan plays key role in historic title transfer of equipment directly to Afghan National

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, completed the first phase of an historic mission to title transfer 155 MRAPs and 15 MRAP recovery vehicles to Afghan National Security Forces Feb. 14. Eleven vehicles with associated and basic issue items were signed for and prepared for ground movement. The equipment received Congressional approval for transfer as Excess Defense Articles that will enhance ANSF capabilities and readiness.

  • Pacific Waterborne, Air Assault, Aviation troops team up in maritime rappel/sling load ops

    Feb 17, 2015

    Operating in the Pacific Theater requires teamwork, interoperability and a dedication to maximizing unique capabilities like the ones demonstrated in the waters near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during maritime rappel and sling load training Feb. 11.

  • Pacific Army chefs prepare for top culinary events

    Feb 17, 2015

    For the Army's top chefs on Oahu, everyday leading up to mid-March brings a chance to improve and prepare for this year's top Army and Department of Defense culinary competitions.

  • Materiel Management Summit concludes, issues addressed

    Feb 13, 2015

  • Missile Defense Agency to experience arsenal quality for first time

    Feb 12, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced today that it has shipped a machined 30-foot propulsion barrel to the Missile Defense Agency, which completes the first work of its kind the Arsenal has done for this Department of Defense agency.

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