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  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.

  • Army EOD troops destroy almost 10,000 explosives

    Nov 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the 788th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company completed a large-scale explosive destruction mission at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Nov. 14, 2014.

  • Serving Those Who Support the Warfighter

    Nov 25, 2014

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity Commander COL Joe Dixon serves the Army and Navy employees at Crane during the 2014 Thanksgiving Meal at the Crane Café. The traditional event allows all the Crane commanders a chance to serve those who work for them and show appreciation for all they do in support of the Warfighter.

  • Hands of my ancestors: Machinist helps arsenal to honor American Indian heritage

    Nov 25, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Before there were cities, manufacturing centers, and yes, before Disney World this great land of ours was nurtured and loved by a proud people who today are commonly refered to as Native Americans. The remarkable attributes of Native Americans was their ability to live off the land by creating lifesaving and life-improving tools with their hands. While today's society is no longer rich in such skills, it doesn't mean that those skills ̶ creating tools and products from scratch ̶ have been lost through generations of convenience. At least not at the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Fort Jackson prepares to feed thousands for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2014

    Fort Jackson dining facilities are preparing to feed more than 10,000 Soldiers, family members and retirees this Thanksgiving.

  • Veterans teary eyed, while children jump for joy ... It must be Veterans Day

    Nov 24, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The City of Albany, whose roots trace back to the early 1600s, is certainly a community of contrasts. But no disparities may have been as obvious earlier this month than seeing old Veterans tear up while children standing next to them jump with joy. Truly, this was a strange, but wonderful, site ̶ it was Veterans Day.

  • If Redstone Test Center's Can-a-thon is any indication, Alabama is going to win the Iron Bowl

    Nov 24, 2014

    For the third year in a row, Redstone Test Center employees transformed the Alabama/Auburn rivalry into a cause for good, collecting canned goods for the Food Bank of North Alabama Nov. 10-19. To add some friendly competition to the charitable act, employees dropped their donations off at either an Alabama or Auburn collection point, to see which team would win the Iron Bowl of Canned Goods. In the end, Alabama prevailed, as 2,146 pounds of canned goods were collected. In addition, between 350 to 400 pounds of animal food and toys were donated to The Ark Inc., a "no kill" animal shelter.

  • AMC first lady praises military families

    Nov 24, 2014

    The spouse of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior leader, Gen. Dennis L. Via, reflected on the resilient nature of military families during a visit to Via's hometown, Nov. 10-12. Linda Via, a military spouse for more than 31 years, took the opportunity during the Month of the Military Family to pay tribute to the families of the less than 1 percent of the nation's population who serve in the Armed Forces.

  • The 80th TASS Training Center at Fort Knox proves The Army School System saves time and money

    Nov 21, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The phrase "one team, one fight" is a familiar battle cry in today's U.S. military and is embodied by the Army School System (TASS), as the "proof of principle" class of the Unit Supply Specialist (92 Y) Advanced Leader Course recently demonstrated at the 80th TASS Training Center in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • Nearly 175 years later, Army research center still deals with new substances

    Nov 20, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, NY -- In 1840, a small building located along the Erie Canal became one of the first, if not the first, Army weapons research centers. Although the Erie Canal has long since been filled in, building #41 still remains on the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under SecArmy Carson

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared their unique capability and the joint and multi-national impact Army watercraft has across the Pacific Theater with Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during his tour of U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4), Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Lee Marines mark 239th birthday with cake cutting, warrior dinner

    Nov 17, 2014

    A celebration of the United States Marine Corps' 239th birthday here Thursday featured a cake-cutting ceremony and warrior's dinner attended by the 580-plus military personnel assigned to the USMC Detachment at Fort Lee.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • One last Hooah at 1,500 feet

    Nov 13, 2014

    For Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph Jimenez, Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department command airdrop advisor, rigging parachutes has been a way of life for the last 39 years. Jimenez felt there was no better way to say goodbye to the Army than with a last jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft at 1,500 feet during a Nov. 6 training exercise at Fort Pickett.

  • ASC-ARE Soldiers participate in NIE exercise in U.S. Southwest

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element Soldiers provided valuable support during a Network Integration Evaluation exercise, Oct. 9 -- Nov. 2, across three locations in the U.S. Southwest.

  • Watervliet Arsenal parades in support of our Veterans

    Nov 13, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal had the great pleasure and honor in this week's Albany County Veterans Day Parade to lead in Division One, a place of honor.

  • LTG Gustave F. Perna

    Nov 12, 2014

  • LTG Perna Honors Army Spouses at Operation Home Cooking

    Nov 12, 2014

    LTG and Mrs. Gus Perna recently participated in Operation Home Cooking at the Washington Convention Center. Several hundred Army spouses got tips from celebrity chefs, including former Navy Chef Chris Kyler.

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • From being on life support to providing support

    Nov 4, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Improving the health and welfare of 700 employees is a tall order for the Watervliet Arsenal's small health clinic, especially when the clinic was nearly on life support itself this past year. But in the matter of one month, the clinic has regained its strength and in doing so, the health care for more than 700 employees has also been strengthened.

  • Pacific's senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisors, and in the words of the Pacific's senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, "the miracle workers of our Army." With these critical characteristics and proven impact across the full spectrum of operations, creating a top chief warrant officer position and naming Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin as the first to fill that leadership role was a natural and necessary move for Dorman's 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Why energy innovation is critical to military budgets

    Nov 3, 2014

    Although the Army has been working toward improving energy use, further steps can be taken to improve outcomes.

  • Ensuring Army equipment readiness

    Nov 3, 2014

    The Army Sustainment Command's Distribution Management Center brings materiel management back to the Army.

  • Mission command and logistics interdependencies

    Nov 3, 2014

    Organizational interdependencies are yet another aspect of the complexities of mission command.

  • Preparing to be the single sustainment brigade in Afghanistan

    Nov 3, 2014

    The 10th Sustainment Brigade used logistics resources from home station and across the Army community to prepare for its deployment.

  • Engineer sustainment in Afghanistan

    Nov 3, 2014

    The 130th Engineer Brigade sustainment cell was responsible for theater-level engineer sustainment and logistics preparation of the battlefield in Afghanistan.

  • Developing strategy in complex organizations

    Nov 3, 2014

    A strategic plan is a communication tool for sharing the organization's vision and aligning resources to accomplish critical goals.

  • 2014 National American Indian Heritage Month tri-signed letter

    Nov 3, 2014

    National American Indian Heritage Month is a time of reflection as members of our community honor the immeasurable contributions of American Indians for building our Nation and supporting the Military Services.

  • Cooking up a new job at the 80th TASS Training Center

    Nov 1, 2014

    Too many cooks in the kitchen can sometimes cause problems, but for Soldiers going through the Food Service Specialist course offered by the 80th TASS Training Center, one more cook in the kitchen is a problem solver.

  • Army, Fort Drum leaders sign contract for renewable, sustainable energy source for installation

    Oct 31, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the Army moves to more sustainable forms of energy, Fort Drum remains ahead of the curve. Department of the Army, Fort Drum, New York state and local leaders gathered Thursday at the Commons on post to officially mark the beginning of a new era in renewable energy.

  • Picatinny operations officer stands ready to tackle foreign assignment

    Oct 31, 2014

    Terry McGahan acts as the first point of contact for participants in the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) once they are overseas. The program operates throughout the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), which is the parent command of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny.

  • Army Sustainment Command assists in combating Ebola in West Africa

    Oct 30, 2014

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is providing direct support to Operation United Assistance to combat Ebola in West Africa. The command's Army Prepositioned Stocks program was tasked to assist in Operation United Assistance to provide 25 Force Provider Modules from assets stored in Livorno, Italy.

  • Logisticians plan, execute ball

    Oct 30, 2014

    Though planned for months, the 168th Brigade Support Battalion could not have planned a better night than Oct. 24 to hold the annual Logistics Ball.

  • EOD Soldier honored by 1st Infantry Division Society

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician was recognized by the Society of the 1st Infantry Division.

  • Picatinny engineer's expertise earns him 'fire-starter' nickname

    Oct 30, 2014

    To the casual observer, the field of pyrotechnics may appear rather mechanical and routine. But for Christopher Csernica, pyrotechnics it is an art form. Christopher Csernica, a component specialist, works at Picatinny Arsenal in its Pyrotechnics Division, which is part of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

  • Only at Watervliet, the terms 'lockout' and 'tagout' don't imply a labor issue or a wrestling match

    Oct 28, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. --When rumors began flowing through the arsenal that it was getting new 'lockout and tagout' procedures, some may have thought the arsenal was having a labor issue or that professional wrestling was coming here. The truth is, however, that unlike the labor strife of the 1930s or the gimmickry of professional wrestling, there will not be any trickery with the arsenal's new lockout-tagout program.

  • ASC honors LAR of the Year in headquarters ceremony

    Oct 23, 2014

    Kelly Mulder, 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was named the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's LAR of the Year for 2013.

  • Activation of 14th MDB Strengthens US - Japan Alliance

    Oct 23, 2014

    The 14th Missile Defense Battery, 100th Missile Defense Brigade, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, was activated, Oct. 22, 2014, during a ceremony at Kyogamisaki, Japan.

  • Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

    Oct 22, 2014

    Winning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year credits resilience for achievement

    Oct 22, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 22, 2014) --- Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto, an All Source Intelligence Analyst senior instructor assigned to 6th Military Intelligence Battalion/95th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 100th Training Division, beat out seven other competitors to win the 80th Training Command (TASS) Instructor of the Year Competition here Oct. 20 and 21.

  • Arsenal awards largest electrical contract in a generation

    Oct 21, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal announced this month that it has awarded a $4.2 million contract to a New York construction company to upgrade the arsenal's main power substation. "This will be the largest and most important electrical project the arsenal has undertaken in nearly 30 years," Dedjoe said. "We have been working on the design for this power station for more than two years and it comes none too soon as the current power station is more than 50 years old."

  • 789th EOD Company conducts field training

    Oct 21, 2014

    Soldiers from the 789th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company conducted a field training exercise Oct. 13-16 at Fort Benning to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 45th STB builds confidence, teamwork during live-fire exercise

    Oct 21, 2014

    The Army's future rests on the shoulders of its newest troops, and the 45th Special Troops Battalion uses combat oriented training, like its recent convoy live fire exercise, to expose its junior Soldiers to the stresses and scenarios of real-world missions. Despite rain and the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Ana to Oahu, the 45th STB, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pressed on with the CLFX, Oct. 13-17, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, upholding the well-known Army motto, "If it's not raining, we're not training."

  • U.S. Army EOD Soldier pulls grenade from man's leg

    Oct 17, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldier removed a grenade from a man's leg in an ambulance outside of the University of Alabama Hospital, Oct. 11, 2014.

  • 70K examples of how an Army arsenal 'gauges' future wars

    Oct 15, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With a 201-year history of continuous operation, the Army's Watervliet Arsenal has a common challenge that homeowners face every day ̶ How to reduce clutter.

  • ACC civilian employee wins national recognition

    Oct 15, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An Army Contracting Command civilian is the Reserve Officers Association's CW4 Michael J. Novosel Outstanding Warrant Officer of the Year for 2013.

  • Cavalry mechanics serve as Soldier statesmen

    Oct 14, 2014

    To build a more robust supply and maintenance program, senior Lithuanian military logisticians visited the U.S. Army motor pool in Rukla Oct. 10 to get a comprehensive look at the U.S. Army maintenance program from the ground up.

  • Ammo plant drives home rail skill set with ride, tour

    Oct 14, 2014

    The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant recently showed off its non-munitions production capabilities in railroad expertise to the senior leader at its higher headquarters with a ride and tour.

  • CSA: 'Trusted professionals' essence of what it means to be Soldiers

    Oct 14, 2014

    "Whether it be along the DMZ in Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq, the plains of Eastern Europe, the savannahs of Central and West Africa, there stand our nation's trusted professionals," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno.

  • Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters

    Oct 14, 2014

    Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.

  • Pacific's Senior Engineers maximize joint effort across region

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Pacific's senior Army engineers joined their sister service counterparts for the Hawaii Engineer Training Workshop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 7-8, to share experiences, network and discuss how to strengthen the joint engineer mission across the region.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • All-Army team tops Brazilians in 30th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 12, 2014

    Brazilian Army runner Solonel Da Silva successfully defended his crown, Kerri Gallagher again led the women, and the U.S. Army won the international team title Sunday in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • Alexander B. Raulerson Appointed to Senior Executive Service in the Army G-4

    Oct 8, 2014

    Washington D.C. -- Alexander B. Raulerson, a 38 year Army veteran, was appointed today to the Senior Executive Service in a ceremony at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes. He will serve as the Director of the Army G-4's Corporate Information Office, overseeing information technology policy for all Army Logisticians.

  • McHugh: Rock Island Arsenal 'essential' to readiness

    Oct 7, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh toured Rock Island Arsenal's Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, an Army-owned and operated production facility that houses the Army's only foundry, during a visit to Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Oct. 7, 2014.

  • Tanks arrive on tracks to replenish inventory

    Oct 6, 2014

    The 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, at Fort Hood, Texas, received 29 M1A2 Abrams tanks shipped from Fort Carson, Colorado, more than 800 miles away, via rail car, Sept. 26, 2014.

  • AAFES is playing games at Watervliet

    Oct 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- A lot has changed since 2009 when former Exchange manager Leon Williams led me from aisle to aisle challenging me to pick an item for him to match the price. For one thing, the small store in 2009 was called a Troop Store, operated by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Today, the store is simply called the Exchange.

  • First Army civilian receives award for Iraq service

    Oct 2, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- A First Army Department of the Army civilian employee was recognized for her work in Iraq during a ceremony Oct. 1 in First Army headquarters. Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, First Army commanding general, presented Connie Decker with the prestigious Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Meritorious Service Award.

  • In-house crews finish major Lock & Dam 14 maintenance ahead of schedule

    Oct 2, 2014

    Using in-house crews, Tulsa District replaced the pintle balls and bushings on the upstream miter gates at W.D. Mayo Lock and Dam 14, over the period Aug. 31 - Sept. 12, and performed other needed repairs, completing the work three days ahead of schedule.

  • Rapid Equipping Force to fall under TRADOC

    Oct 2, 2014

    The Army has decided to retain the Rapid Equipping Force and move it under U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, despite the drawdown and pending sequestration, explained the Rapid Equipping Force director, speaking at a National Defense Industrial Association breakfast in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 2, 2014.

  • Army EOD Soldiers hone water survival skills

    Oct 2, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 752nd EOD Company honed their water survival skills during a training session on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Chemical troops prep for CBRN site survey, sampling mission in Kuwait

    Sep 30, 2014

    When it comes to handling chemical and biological compounds, there's zero room for error, making realistic training exercises -- like the one conducted here in September by 71st Chemical Company troops -- a critical part of deployment preparation.

  • 8th HRSC supports top resource in Pacific Pathways; Soldiers

    Sep 30, 2014

    The less than 80 Soldiers assigned to the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center are constantly providing HR services throughout the massive Pacific Theater, making them the natural go-to experts for the Army's Pacific Pathways concept.

  • STB troops wrap up month of suicide prevention/resiliency training with Family hike

    Sep 30, 2014

    8th Special Troops Battalion troops and their Families wrapped up a month dedicated to resiliency and suicide prevention training with a morning hike up the Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail, Sept. 26.

  • Every Army Soldier, civilian, contractor critical part of cyber defense

    Sep 29, 2014

    During cybersecurity awareness month in October, the Army is focusing on cybersecurity policies, practices and training to improve overall readiness. As part of this effort, commanders at all levels will lead cybersecurity awareness activities.

  • New G-4 to tackle tough logistics issues

    Sep 29, 2014

    Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna became the Army's senior logistician in the challenging times of moving equipment out of Afghanistan, and preparing for deployments in Africa and Iraq, during a promotion ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 26, 2014.

  • Female ABP officers get a turn at the range

    Sep 29, 2014

    With a goal for gender equality within the Afghan National Security Forces, more and more women are getting training needed to be successful within their force. With coaching from civilian and military trainers from Kandahar Airfield, seven female members of the 503rd Zone Afghan Border Police familiarized themselves with the M9 pistol at a Regional Training Center-Kandahar range, Sept. 14, 2014.

  • Enhancing resiliency: Forces Command Soldiers intervene, help Army "battle buddies"

    Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command units across the United States are helping ensure suicide prevention and awareness among their Soldiers, Forces Command G-1 personnel officials say.

  • Top female Ordnance Soldiers reunite in Kuwait

    Sep 29, 2014

  • 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Sep 29, 2014

    The Army's observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month remains important to our communities as we recognize the countless contributions Americans with disabilities make to our Army on a daily basis.

  • Best of the best earn top honors during 800th LSB 'Truck Rodeo'

    Sep 29, 2014

    FORT KNOX, KY. -- Staff Sgt. Jason O'Farrell, C Co, 4/321st, and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Wierzbick, A Co, 3/399th Logistical Support Brigade were the top performers, respectively, in the driver and mechanic categories of the 800th LSB's Logistical Training Exercise, also known as a "Truck Rodeo," here Sept. 18-20, 2014.

  • 1-14 Inf. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldiers participates in Exercise Lightning Strike

    Sep 26, 2014

    WAIOURU, New Zealand -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, clear customs and unloaded their equipment after arriving in New Zealand to participate in the Lightning Strike Exercise Sept. 25. (U.S Army photos by Sgt. Christopher Hammond, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released).

  • GEN Odierno to Promote MG Perna to Three Stars

    Sep 25, 2014

    Washington D.C. -- Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, will host a promotion ceremony for Major General Gustave F. Perna at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 26th 2014 at the Pentagon (Apex 1&2 on the fifth floor).

  • Col. (P) Jason Walrath takes the reins of the 100th Training Division (OS)

    Sep 23, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- On a hazy Sunday morning at Fort Knox's Brook Parade Field, Col. (P) Jason L. Walrath took the reins of leadership for the 100th Training Division (OS) from Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold in a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Richard Torres, deputy commander of the 80th Training Command (TASS), Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Odierno: Ebola largest medical emergency since plague

    Sep 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 22, 2014) -- The Ebola outbreak is the largest medical emergency since the plague, and the Army is assessing how to respond to this "dire situation," said the Army's top general.

  • Fort Carson maintains operational contract support readiness

    Sep 23, 2014

    Contract administration efforts by contracting members at Fort Carson, Colorado, are leading the 418th Contracting Support Brigade with the fewest number of overaged contracts and one of the lowest totals across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • DOD official: Successful Syrian strikes only the start

    Sep 23, 2014

    Successful U.S. military and partner nation strikes Monday night against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, were only the beginning of the fight to degrade and defeat the brutal terrorist group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said.

  • Swagger stepping: AIT Soldiers 'bring it' during drill and ceremony competition

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 18, 2014) -- Despite the long hours of practice, the dedication; and the enthusiasm of the advanced individual training Soldiers who participated in Saturday's 2014 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Drill and Ceremony Competition, it all came down to one jaw-dropping, extraordinary move that whipped the crowd into a frenzy and deflated the opposition's hopes.

  • Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General cooks at Yongsan Dining Facility

    Sep 17, 2014

    Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General (Sustainment) Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry got hands-on, cooking food for Soldiers at the Yongsan Honors Café Dining Facility Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.

  • Freight for the Military

    Sep 15, 2014

    MCLB Barstow is the largest military train depot in the continental United States. More than 50 million pounds of equipment and vehicle freight transfer through MCLB every month in support of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • 45th STB exercises land, air, sea capabilities during readiness training

    Sep 15, 2014

    To achieve "readiness" in the Pacific, a unit must be able to quickly prepare its equipment and troops for movement by land, air, and/or sea. Soldiers from the 45th Special Troops Battalion demonstrated their ability to maximize all three modes during a deployment readiness exercise held at several locations on the island, Sept. 8-12.

  • AMC earns top honors at the 10th annual CLEA awards

    Sep 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno hosted the 10th annual U.S. Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards, or CLEA, at the Pentagon Sept. 10. The U.S. Army Materiel Command received six CLEAs, designed to recognize the best logistics programs in the Army.

  • 3-401st AFSBn is clearing yards, tagging property and removing non-mission essential equipment

    Sep 10, 2014

    3-401st Army Field Support Battalion is cleaning up its act and getting ready for Resolute Support by clearing yards of debris and non-mission essential equipment and disposing of it in accordance with U.S. Army directives.

  • Sometimes the 'Golden Years' aren't so golden

    Sep 10, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- For every generation of arsenal workers, there have been pitfalls, if not significant challenges to their ability to enjoy life after they departed the arsenal fence line for the last time. From the depressions in the 1830s, 1890s, and the 1930s, to the Great Recession of recent years, the arsenal workforce has had to adjust to events beyond their control in order to provide for their families and for themselves in later years. Sometimes the Golden Years aren't so golden.

  • Army recognizes logistics units for excellence

    Sep 10, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno recognized the hard work and dedication of logistics units with the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 10, 2014.

  • Logistics Readiness Center-Fort Riley, 407th AFSB, collects food for national drive

    Sep 9, 2014

    The Logistics Readiness Center-Fort Riley, 407th Army Field Support Brigade, conducted a food drive in support of the "Feds Feed Families" Food Drive Campaign on Aug. 22, collecting about 366 pounds of food.

  • Passenger transit center planning at the operational level

    Sep 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe prepared for the closure of the transit center at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan by establishing a new transit center in Romania.

  • The trials of a forward support company at the JRTC

    Sep 8, 2014

    One forward support company learned the hard way how important training and planning are to providing support for a field artillery regiment.

  • Warlord Tiger Team

    Sep 8, 2014

    Regional Command South in Afghanistan established a team to assist the Afghan National Army in preparing to provide its own logistics.

  • Jump FARP operations in Afghanistan

    Sep 8, 2014

    Preparing to provide a jump forward arming and refueling point in Afghanistan required the fuel and water platoon of the 601st Aviation Support Battalion to practice providing the service.

  • The role of contracting officer's representatives

    Sep 8, 2014

    Contracting officer's representatives are essential in managing contracts in garrison and in theater and must be well trained and knowledgeable.

  • Petroleum Quality Analysis System-Enhanced operations in Afghanistan

    Sep 8, 2014

    The 601st Aviation Support Battalion ran a laboratory to check fuel quality for units operating in and around Regional Command South in Afghanistan.

  • Changing the system to optimize throughput

    Sep 8, 2014

    An electronic maintenance shop in Afghanistan improved customer wait time by working with the Army supply system to make needed changes.

  • The role of administrative contracting officers

    Sep 8, 2014

    Being the administrative contracting officer for the largest Army pre-positioned stocks contracts requires more than just contracting knowledge.

  • General Odierno to Honor 36 Army Logistics Units In September 10th Ceremony At the Pentagon

    Aug 29, 2014

    Thirty-six U.S. Army logistics units will be honored at the Pentagon at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, at the 10th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA) ceremony. Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno and Acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Ms. Kathleen S. Miller will speak at the ceremony and recognize the winners for excellence in deployment, supply, and maintenance. The ceremony will be carried live on DoD News http://www.defense.gov/live.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts first 51C

    Aug 28, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island contract specialist was inducted into the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Club here Aug. 12.

  • O'Connell holds first town hall

    Aug 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general of U.S. Army Sustainment Command, held a town hall meeting for ASC headquarters staff personnel in Heritage Hall, at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 27.

  • Redstone Flips Switch Toward Renewable Energy

    Aug 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The energy companies came from all over the country -- California, Maryland, Virginia and Illinois, to name a few -- to hear about a new initiative at Redstone Arsenal that will potentially add on-post-generated solar electric power as a renewable energy source used by its 72 tenants.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

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