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  • Watervliet Arsenal turns to 1905 program to retain critical manufacturing skills

    Nov 30, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A report last month from the New York Department of Labor signaled a continued decline in manufacturing jobs in the state, a long-term trend making the hiring of a machinist for this Army arsenal extremely challenging.

  • Aerial Delivery, Field Services Department helps Santa for Blackstone toy delivery

    Nov 30, 2015

    Santa Claus relies on his sleigh and eight reindeer for the bulk of his mission to deliver toys to children around the world, but every once in a while he calls in some help when a special delivery is required.

  • Family matters: couple tries to find mutuality in murky waters of dual military life

    Nov 25, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 25, 2015) -- During a time of year when families look forward to being together, at least one couple here is contemplating separation.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers improve resiliency through Soldier 360

    Nov 24, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers from throughout the 21st TSC gathered at Armstrongs Club on Vogelweh to attend the Soldier 360 Leader's Course Nov. 9-13, developing resiliency techniques they will be able to take back to their units.

  • Ready To Feed An Army

    Nov 24, 2015

    This Thanksgiving 95,000 pounds of turkey, ham, and beef will be cooked for our Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan.

  • 504th MI Brigade fields new equipment to assist Army's intelligence mission

    Nov 23, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers of the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, recently fielded the Prophet Enhanced System mounted on modular vehicle kits, in a move directly impacting modernization among the Army's intelligence equipment. The Prophet Enhanced system is a dedicated, all-weather tactical ground-based signals intelligence (SIGINT) system. The Soldiers used the Prophet Enhanced system, which is mounted on Mine Resistant, Ambush-Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, or M-ATVs, during a Field Training Exercise at Fort Hood, Nov. 10. The Military Intelligence Soldiers using the Prophet hold maintain a 35-series Military Occupational Specialty, and play a direct role in supporting the Army's maneuver forces and high value targeting efforts.

  • Community remembers 1995 Riyadh bombing

    Nov 20, 2015

    More than a 150 friends, family and workers gathered at Redstone Arsenal Nov. 13 to remember the fallen and commemorate the anniversary of the 1995 bombing that took the lives of six Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard employees in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Lightning Academy project builds skills and partnerships across Army units

    Nov 20, 2015

    Pacific engineers logged more than 4,000 hours, in July and August, toward the improvement of the 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning Academy training area. Two projects were completed using only troop construction and proved to be beneficial training and relationship building opportunities for Soldiers in the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Beyond the celebration, mission creep for Watervliet's Retirement Services Office

    Nov 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- In a small room on the edge of a building built during World War I is a small team of volunteers who celebrated quite an achievement this month. The Watervliet Arsenal's Retirement Services Office, located in the former Arsenal post restaurant, celebrated on November 14 the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Retirement Services.

  • Ammo supply instructors learn about railcar loading at Fort McCoy

    Nov 19, 2015

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Instructors with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment partnered with Burlington-Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway personnel to practice loading ammunition pallets on railcars during training in late October. The 13th, 100th is an ordnance battalion that provides training and training support to Soldiers in the ordnance maintenance military occupational specialty (MOS) series. The unit, aligned under the 3rd Brigade, 94th Division of the 80th Training Command, has been a tenant organization at Fort McCoy since 1995. The railcar training began with BNSF personnel providing a two-hour classroom overview about what types of railcars used to haul cargo. The training then moved to a practical exercise, which included loading a railcar at the installation's railyard near Highway 21 on Fort McCoy's South Post. Soldiers with the 13th, 100th provided a forklift and simulated ammunition pallets to conduct the training.

  • Legal compassion

    Nov 19, 2015

    A 58-year-old Vietnam veteran, who prefers to be called Wolf, fell on some hard times after a terminal cancer diagnosis caused him to lose his job as an open road truck driver. Wolf wasn't sure where to turn. "No job, no insurance. I suddenly remembered, hey I'm a veteran." Wolf also needed to execute his Last Will and Testament, which was complicated by the fact that he and his wife have been separated for four years.

  • Supply Soldiers complete mission

    Nov 19, 2015

    Soldiers from the 247th Composite Supply Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, were welcomed home in a ceremony Nov. 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the William "Bill" Reed Special Events Center.

  • Ammo plant leaders talk service, sacrifice

    Nov 18, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Leaders from the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant here participated in a series of Veterans Day activities in the community where they talked about the service and sacrifices made by vets who have answered the nation's call for more than 240 years.

  • Who says that you can't inspire youth ... Veterans Day parades proves them wrong!

    Nov 17, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Some may wonder how New York's Capital District, a community without a strong military presence, could turn out thousands to honor the Nation's Veterans at its annual Veterans Day Parade. But it did and we all feel better for such a show of support to the Nation's former military members.

  • Exchange debuts Krispy Kreme at U.S. bases in Europe

    Nov 17, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, known to troops now simply as the Exchange, has an agreement with North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme to produce the donuts in Germany and sell them at the Express stores on post

  • Four-star general hand delivers award to 93-year-old Hall of Fame inductee

    Nov 16, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Gen. Dennis L. Via honored a promise he made last month to a 93-year-old Watervliet Arsenal retiree by traveling from Alabama to upstate New York on November 15 to present a Hall of Fame award to Fred Clas, the former Arsenal director of operations.

  • ASC welcomes 2 new Logistic Readiness Centers to its command

    Nov 16, 2015

    Three years' worth of planning culminated at the beginning of fiscal 2016 as the U.S. Army Sustainment Command welcomed two new Logistics Readiness Centers to its fold.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command forges UK partnership

    Nov 12, 2015

    While it may not be intuitive from their unit designations, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and the United Kingdom's Force Troops Command have a lot in common. So much in fact that they have developed a formal partnership to continually learn from one another and improve the interoperability of their respective nations.

  • Sky Soldier engineers brings sling load expertise to Exercise Trident Juncture 15

    Nov 10, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed their participation in Exercise Trident Juncture, the largest NATO exercise in the last ten years with more 35 countries and 36,000 troops participating, in areas around Spain, Nov. 6, 2015.

  • Hawaii-based Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team prepares for regional response mission

    Nov 9, 2015

    The Asia-Pacific region's 36 nations are home to more than half of the world's population. More than one-third of its nations are small islands surrounded by large bodies of water and are heavily dependent on sea ports and waterways for survival.

  • 'War on Excess' at LRC-Camp Red Cloud

    Nov 4, 2015

    Accounting for government property is the primary duty of the property book officer. Government property, regardless of how or where it was acquired, must be accounted for and given proper disposition in accordance with Department of Defense and U.S. Army regulations.

  • ECS 151: What do they do?

    Nov 3, 2015

    On Hatch Road, across from the Equestrian Center, sits a large yard with 1,800 of Army vehicles parked on grassy rolling mounds. Maybe you've passed a small convoy rolling out one morning, or perhaps you have passed the field on the way to golf course and wondered: who owns this and what do they do?

  • Why sustainers should care about the targeting process

    Nov 2, 2015

    Not knowing how targeting and sustainment affect each other can hinder operational reach and endurance and put lives in danger.

  • In-transit visibility systems for an expeditionary force

    Nov 2, 2015

    The 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) provides lessons learned from operating in-transit visibility systems in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • The movement control battalion's role in airfield operations

    Nov 2, 2015

    The 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) assumed responsibility for airfield operations during its deployment to Operation United Assistance.

  • Integrating bill of materials data into the Army's enterprise resource planning systems

    Nov 2, 2015

    The fielding of Global Combat Support System-Army has changed the way the Army manages bill of materials data.

  • Setting the theater: Planning today provides options for tomorrow

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Army G-4 staff has undertaken a number of expeditionary-focused initiatives to improve the Army's ability to set theaters and meet global requirements.

  • Setting and supporting the theater

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Army's "set the theater" core competency helps to shape the operational environment, deter aggression, and establish the conditions necessary for carrying out strategic and theater plans.

  • Nonstandard logistics success in unconventional warfare

    Nov 2, 2015

    Logistics support for special operations forces requires the right people, flexibility, and creative thinking.

  • Starting at the end when planning for base closure

    Nov 2, 2015

    The 3rd Cavalry Regiment prepared Tactical Base Shank in eastern Afghanistan for transition to Afghan authority.

  • The BLST's role in the materiel enterprise

    Nov 2, 2015

    Brigade logistics support teams provide direct support to the warfighter by integrating Army Materiel Command capabilities into brigade operations.

  • The role of the Army's sustainment think tank in force modernization

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Combined Arms Support Command uses six enduring priorities to focus on driving force modernization.

  • Expanding the NATO movement control network

    Nov 2, 2015

    While supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 624th Movement Control Team built relationships with NATO allies to create interoperability, grow capacity, and enhance operational access for the early entry of forces.

  • How the Department of Transportation supports the DOD

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Department of Transportation is a critical enabler of civilian transportation for the Department of Defense during peacetime and contingency operations.

  • Observations of distribution company decisive action operations at the NTC

    Nov 2, 2015

    In a decisive action environment, distribution company commanders should exercise mission command by developing a commander's intent and distributing it in operation orders.

  • The sci-fi of force development and prospects for real-time adaptation

    Nov 2, 2015

    Logisticians should be wary of adaptations that depend on the unreliable foretelling of the future and instead err on the side of the present.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Allied assurance in action

    Nov 2, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with allies from the Polish army's 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade conducted a combined public event here Oct 27, 2015, showcasing the strength of the partnership between the two nations.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Enabling allies through professional relationships

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed the final leg of Operation Bayonet Thrust, a week-long, multinational convoy after five months training in Lithuania, when they arrived at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, the evening of Oct. 30, 2015.

  • Watervliet Arsenal October newsletter: The Salvo

    Nov 2, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- In this Army newsletter called The Salvo, is a gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for October. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation supporting our troops since the War of 1812.

  • Arsenal receives $1.3M to upgrade Army howitzers

    Oct 30, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh said earlier this year that the way ahead for the Army is to build weapon systems that can be incrementally upgraded to adapt to the realities of the day, but the Watervliet Arsenal isn't waiting for the future as it is already modifying current weapon systems for the realities of today.

  • Mission-ready: Allies equip troops for success in Germany

    Oct 29, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 66th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), part of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade, provided essential movement control support as allied personnel issued European Activity Set gear to combat-ready Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, throughout October at Coleman Barracks.

  • Air Force visits ammo plant, partners talk efficiencies

    Oct 29, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. -- McAlester Army Ammunition Plant showcased its bomb production capabilities during an Air Force visit here, recently.

  • Commandos conduct sling load training

    Oct 29, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Field artillerymen assigned to C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," conducted sling load training Thursday on Fort Drum. Members from 3rd Platoon practiced how to safely link (or hook) up a M777 howitzer to a cargo helicopter. Soldiers must learn the right way of securing the equipment, along with entering and exiting the helicopter safely to avoid injuries.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers earn Ordnance Corps belt buckle

    Oct 29, 2015

    Maintenance Soldiers competed for the prestigious Ordnance Corps belt buckle at Fort Sill

  • Readiness Is Leader Business!

    Oct 29, 2015

    Readiness is the top priority of our Army, and this brochure is intended to assist you in your role in managing readiness as a DCG. AS you execute your duties, these checklist will provide a framework for initial engagements across your formations. Collectively, we must work to maintain our readiness at its highest possible level.

  • One Army 'family' School System

    Oct 29, 2015

    Though it's not unusual for Sgt. Julius Anderson to be away from his family during training, the active Army Soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, appreciated being home at night while he attended the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course. Anderson, the 546th Area Support Medical Company motor sergeant, was a student at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood in October 2015, where Army Reserve instructors teach the same course as their active duty counterparts at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Logistics officer to appear with first lady in TV special

    Oct 28, 2015

    A former enlisted Soldier and dependent spouse, mother of a teenage son and current company commander is one of three women who are the subjects of a Lifetime channel documentary featuring appearances by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.

  • Early environmental testing quickly pushes equipment to the limit

    Oct 27, 2015

    Explosive atmospheres, extreme temperature fluctuations and powerful vibrations are just some of the punishing environmental conditions military communications equipment must endure on the battlefield or in the sky.

  • 242nd EOD welcomes new command sergeant major

    Oct 27, 2015

    The 242nd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) welcomed its new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here Oct. 23.

  • Picatinny launches app to search laboratories

    Oct 27, 2015

    Software engineers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center have developed a new mobile application that allows users to research laboratories across the Department of Defense.

  • AMC commander honors former Arsenal apprentice who rose to greatness

    Oct 27, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A former World War II apprentice who rose to greatness at the Watervliet Arsenal, Fred Clas, received on October 27 one of the highest honors in the U.S. Army Materiel Command -- induction into the AMC Hall of Fame.

  • Clas: The man who shaped Watervliet Arsenal

    Oct 23, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Innovator, experimenter and leader are just a few of the words that have been used to describe U.S. Army Materiel Command's Hall of Fame inductee Fred Clas. But he is most notably known as "the man who shaped Watervliet Arsenal." Clas will be formally inducted in to the 2015 Hall of Fame Oct. 27, 2015.

  • Army mariners complete trans-Pacific voyage supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 23, 2015

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold C. Clinger, returned here, Oct. 22, after completing the first Army-watercraft trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • USACRC hosts Army leader

    Oct 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center welcomed a distinguished visitor in late September with the arrival of the recently installed deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health.

  • Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 Logistics Strategic Planning Guidance

    Oct 21, 2015

  • ARAP survey comments prompt safety changes

    Oct 21, 2015

    When a battalion commander in the 82nd Airborne Division wanted to know what his Soldiers thought about their unit's safety culture, he found out when he had them use the Army Readiness Assessment Program.

  • Football legends Bleier, Staubach discuss Vietnam War experiences

    Oct 21, 2015

    Army combat veteran and four-time Super Bowl champion Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he's often asked what it's like to be in combat.

  • ASC colonel lauds Hispanic contribution at community ceremony

    Oct 16, 2015

    Col. James Baker, G-2 (Intelligence), U.S. Army Sustainment Command, spoke about the contributions of Hispanic Americans in U.S. military history at a community event in LeClaire Park, Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 15.

  • Truck rodeo: 508th Transportation Company showcases skills

    Oct 15, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 15, 2015) -- For the 266th Quartermaster Battalion's 508th Transportation Company, the life of the operation rests with the truckmaster, the Soldier charged with juggling personnel, equipment and schedules as it relates to supporting missions for the Chief of Transportation, Quartermaster School and the Army Logistics University among others.

  • Man in The Motor Pool: Lee employee passionately shares history of WWII vehicles

    Oct 15, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 15, 2015) -- "It's available and it's free. All you have to do is drive out here, put a nickel in my slot and away I go."

  • AMC delivers global sustainment to troops

    Oct 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- Participating in a panel discussion, the senior noncommissioned officer of the U.S. Army Materiel Command shared how AMC is delivering readiness to help NCOs and the Army operate in a complex world.

  • Small business still big business at AMC

    Oct 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- Between transportation, supply and maintenance, great prospects exist for small businesses, Army Materiel Command's top leader told attendees at an Army-hosted Small Business Seminar, Oct. 14.


    Oct 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON--Vietnam Veterans and NFL Legends Roger Staubach and Rocky Bleier will be the guest speakers at a special event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The event will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in the Pentagon Auditorium. WATCH LIVE:

  • AMC provides fundamental component for Army readiness

    Oct 14, 2015

    Readiness is the Army's top priority, according to the new Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and it is Army Materiel Command's sole focus as the provider of the critical materiel required, said the command's top leader. AMC Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via addressed the organization's indispensable role as the premier provider of Army and Joint readiness to more than 300 chapter presidents and members at the Association of the United States Army's Presidents Dinner Oct. 11.

  • Organic Industrial Base touted as nation's insurance policy

    Oct 13, 2015

    The Army's Organic Industrial Base took center stage at a Warrior's Corner presentation during the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 12. Jim Dwyer, Army Materiel Command principal deputy to the deputy chief of staff for Operations and Logistics, G-3/4, told an audience of industry representatives and Army leaders that the OIB, which consists of 23 geographically-dispersed depots, arsenals and ammunition plants, serves as an insurance policy for the nation.

  • 'What right looks like:' quartermasters transition to NCO Corps, challenged to uphold traditions

    Oct 8, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 8, 2015) -- • Be a professional and don't allow decisions to become personal. • Know your Soldiers because their well-being is your responsibility. • Enforce the standards and make decisions consistent with Army values. These were among the words of advice offered by Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham Sr., top enlisted leader of the Combined Arms Support Command, while speaking to the 10 honorees of a 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at the Post Field House Friday evening.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's apprenticeship: What a wonderful burden to have

    Oct 7, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- As the Watervliet Arsenal begins yet another machinist apprentice class this fall, which is a program that traces its history back to the days of President Theodore Roosevelt, some here wonder if this cohort will step up to the challenge as the apprentices before them have done in every major conflict since 1905.

  • Conserving Energy and Lighting Arifjan

    Oct 7, 2015

    Maj. Gen. William B. Hickman, U.S. Army Central Deputy Commanding General of Operations, unveiled the first of 250 solar power light systems on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 2 to kick off energy conservation month.

  • CECOM Logistics and Readiness Center wins Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award

    Oct 7, 2015

  • Watervliet Arsenal Newsletter: The Salvo

    Oct 6, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- 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 September 2015.

  • Company trains on new fuel and water equipment

    Oct 6, 2015

    The fuel and water platoon, from 240th Quartermaster Support Company, 18th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, is accustomed to having diverse equipment as it is composed of three military occupational specialties requiring unique equipment.

  • Army modernizes vehicle logistics

    Oct 6, 2015

    More than 90 U.S. Army leaders in logistics and Army networks came together for the conclusion of a two-week integration effort aimed at modernizing Army logistics at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 23-24.

  • Tapping the sun: Building resilience by going solar

    Oct 6, 2015

  • Ordnance opens new exhibit to help train and educate service members

    Oct 1, 2015

    The Ordnance Training and Heritage Center paid tribute to the accomplishments of military ingenuity during "the war to end all wars," by creating an exhibit dedicated to educating service members on the many great innovations of World War I. The display, "War of Ordnance", opened Oct. 1 in Hatcher Hall on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Watervliet Arsenal adds luster, durability to today's howitzers

    Sep 30, 2015

    Given the fact that the Army does not have any new major weapon program starts involving the production of howitzer and tank cannons planned for the next decade, the Watervliet Arsenal now finds itself looking more and more at how it can incrementally modify the current fielded systems to bring workload to the Army's manufacturing center.

  • Food service specialist: Stomach of the JRTC operations

    Sep 30, 2015

    When people think about infantry brigades, they often think about blood, guts and glory. Movies like "Saving Private Ryan" and "Full Metal Jacket" may come to mind.

  • 51st Transportation Company tests readiness with convoy live fire exercise

    Sep 30, 2015

    The 51st Transportation Company, in conjunction with British Army's 29th Royal Logistics Regiment, executed a week long field training exercise and convoy live fire to test their capabilities for expeditionary operations and ensure the unit is prepared for its wartime mission.

  • Employees Move Up Career Ladder With Advice From Leaders

    Sep 30, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Seeking out career opportunities and promotions are always in the realm of possibility within the Aviation and Missile Command's Logistics Center.

  • ASC leader connects with local students

    Sep 29, 2015

    DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Jim Coffman, director, G-4 (Logistics), U.S. Army Sustainment Command, spoke with 17 freshmen in the Advanced Via Individual Development (AVID) program at Davenport Central High School, Sept. 28.

  • Three unrelated problems - one cost effective, ecofriendly solution

    Sep 24, 2015

    Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Logistics Civil Augmentation Program IV contract partner Fluor to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Airfield.

  • Team Shares Leadership Lessons Learned

    Sep 23, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Leaders must have teams to lead, so it was natural for the iLIFT class to focus on how different leadership traits affect teams, and on how to build strong teams that can have a positive impact on the mission.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan | 403d Logistics Readiness Center (LRC)

    Sep 21, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan 403rd Logistics Readiness Center (LRC)

  • Paratroopers travel through allied countries in convoy from Italy to Ukraine

    Sep 21, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed an 1850-kilometer convoy from Italy to Yavoriv, Ukraine, in support of Operation Fearless Guardian, Sept. 11, 2015

  • Power source improves battery life, $8M cost avoidance

    Sep 21, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A joint effort by depot personnel and the NETT Warrior Program Office to develop a new power source will provide seamless battery power to Soldiers in the field using NETT Warrior systems, increasing their safety and continued situational awareness during combat operations.

  • Harnessing the power: Army civilian supports Air Force radar

    Sep 21, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Brian Moran, an electronics mechanic at Tobyhanna Army Depot, cleans, repairs and tests the wire harness that runs through an AN/TPS-75 Radar System shelter.

  • Logistical Civil Augmentation Program Support Battalion holds change of command ceremony

    Sep 21, 2015

    The 3rd Logistical Civil Augmentation Program Support Battalion conducted a change of command ceremony on Sept. 19, 2015. Col. Thomas Niles, commander of the LOGCAP Support Brigade presided over the ceremony and spoke highly of the battalion.

  • 599th Trans moves engineer cargo throughout Pacific

    Sep 21, 2015

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- The 599th Transportation Brigade conducted port operations here Aug. 23 on the Motor Vessel Green Ridge for the 95th Engineer Company's unit rotation, and it handled the company's offload Sept. 6-7 in Korea.

  • AMC Commander visits Europe

    Sep 16, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, started a multi-day visit to various sites throughout Europe Sept. 14 with a visit to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • AMCOM First Sergeant Retiring In 'Awesome' Community

    Sep 16, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It wasn't long after arriving at Redstone Arsenal that First Sgt. Joe Thomas began considering the local area as a good place to settle his family.

  • 20th CBRNE EOD techs defuse explosive devices

    Sep 16, 2015

    In addition to deploying for military operations, 20th CBRNE Command EOD troops defuse unexploded ordnance on post and support law enforcement agencies when military munitions are found off post.

  • Under secretary visits Cav Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2015

    Acting Under Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning spent time with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and the 215th Brigade Support Battalion here Tuesday.

  • US, Hungarian paratroopers conduct combined emergency deployment exercise

    Sep 16, 2015

    U.S. and Hungarian paratroopers conducted a combined emergency deployment readiness exercise, from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Sept. 14, 2015, as part of Exercise Brave Warrior, a combined joint forcible entry exercise into Gyor, Hungary.

  • West Fort Hood DFAC, local college provide educational opportunity for Soldier cooks

    Sep 15, 2015

    Soldiers serving as food service specialists at West Fort Hood's Consolidated Dining Facility have an opportunity to further their education thanks to a unique partnership between the 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade and Central Texas College (CTC) in Killeen, Texas. Due to their demanding work schedule providing daily meals to West Fort Hood's Soldiers, the food service specialists are often not able to attend regular college classes. This partnership with CTC allows the facility's staff to pursue college credits toward an associate's degree.

  • 94th Division honors two of its WW II veterans with Bronze Star medals earned 70 years ago

    Sep 15, 2015

    When World War II ended in September of 1945, both Andrew Cella and Vincenzo Geramita had already distinguished themselves in numerous combat missions across Europe, as members of the 94th Infantry Division, now known as the 94th Training Division. Seventy years later Brig. Gen. Steven Ainsworth, current commander of the 94th TD, awarded Cella and Geramita their well-deserved Bronze Star medals during an intimate ceremony filled with family, friends and service members at Fort Dix, N.J., Sept. 12, 2015.

  • 9/11 terrorist attacks, fallen remembered on 14th anniversary at RIA

    Sep 11, 2015

    Navigating by the dim light of dawn, approximately 200 people planted small American flags and walked 3.25 miles at Rock Island Arsenal in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Sept. 11.

  • 21st TSC Culinary Warrior of the Year competition heats up the kitchen

    Sep 9, 2015

    Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not when it comes to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command Culinary Warrior of the Year competition held Sep. 2 at the Clock Tower Dining Facility on Kleber Kaserne. Soldiers from dining facilities throughout the 21st TSC participated, travelling from as far away as Grafenwoehr and Baumholder, Germany in order to compete.

  • Cav finance Troopers assist ADA with redeployment

    Sep 9, 2015

    Soldiers from Detachment B, 15th Financial Management Support Unit, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade, conducted a post-deployment travel voucher brief to approximately 500 redeploying Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment "Renegades".

  • At 93, former director comes back to Watervliet to educate, challenge the workforce

    Sep 1, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- When Fred Clas turned out his office lights and slowly drove out the Arsenal gate one last time en route to his retirement in 1985, many probably thought that after 45 years of service Clas had seen his last days here…but they would be wrong. Now, at 93, Clas' passion for and understanding of the Arsenal would be hard to challenge. Due to a recent invite by Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr., the Arsenal commander, Clas visited here last week and what a visit it was.

  • The need to expand training and education on nonstandard logistics

    Aug 31, 2015

    Nonstandard logistics is an important component of unconventional warfare, but no existing course focuses solely on the subject.

  • Integrating the SPO medical section into BCT medical planning and operations

    Aug 31, 2015

    Synchronizing brigade combat team medical support is achieved when medical units and officers are performing their intended functions.