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  • Lean Six Sigma team improves the turn-in process for Global Combat Support System-Army

    May 2, 2016

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade used findings from a Lean Six Sigma study to improve its turn-in process and increase the auditability of its related financial transactions. The findings also served as the foundation for a new Global Combat Support System-Army job aid.

  • The structure, operations, and challenges of Army medical centers' logistics divisions

    May 2, 2016

    This article provides an overview of the structure, duties, procedures, and challenges found in fixed-facility Army medical centers' logistics divisions in order to assist newly assigned staff members in understanding and navigating this environment.

  • Three fundamental ideas that are the essence of military logistics

    May 2, 2016

    Logisticians can change the way they operate and may fundamentally change the policy and strategy game by considering three ideas.

  • Deployment readiness drives mission readiness for global requirements

    May 2, 2016

    The Army G-4 outlines the four phases of force projection and explains their importance to mission readiness.

  • Building and sustaining readiness across Forces Command formations

    May 2, 2016

    Army Force Generation sustained units for counterinsurgency, but a new model is needed to sustain a force for decisive action operations.

  • Sailing to the fight, marching to victory

    May 2, 2016

    Strategic sealift reductions jeopardize the Army's ability to decisively defeat our future enemies.

  • Resetting the theater to equip rotational forces in Europe

    May 2, 2016

    European activity set equipment provides regionally aligned forces with the tools needed to perform a complex mission in a changing operational environment.

  • Is the Army ready for expeditionary operations?

    May 2, 2016

    Retired Maj. Gen. Charles W. Fletcher Jr., who took part in one of the Army's last major expeditionary efforts, provides insight into the Army's preparedness for expeditionary operations.

  • Korea enduring equipment sets: From theory to practice

    May 2, 2016

    Eighth Army implemented Korea enduring equipment sets to save millions of dollars in transportation costs.

  • What to do about operational readiness floats

    May 2, 2016

    Is the Army's operational readiness float concept still a necessary peacetime policy and readiness enabler?

  • Exercising reception, staging, and onward movement in Korea

    May 2, 2016

    A combined Republic of Korea and U.S. reception, staging, and onward movement exercise showcased tactical-level combined movement control.

  • GCSS-Army: Wave 1 is done

    May 2, 2016

    With the Wave 1 fielding of the Global Combat Support System-Army now complete, the product manager is currently working through the even greater task of fielding Wave 2.

  • Supporting Army and joint special operations forces

    May 2, 2016

    Being assigned to a special operations unit is a unique, demanding, and rewarding experience for a logistics professional.

  • Sustainers should understand operational contract support

    May 2, 2016

    The Combined Arms Support Command plays an important role in integrating OCS into sustainment concepts, capabilities, and doctrine.

  • Operation Patriot Bandoleer: 1 million miles of real-world training

    Apr 28, 2016

    Gathered in long convoys of military trucks, National Guard units from Nebraska, South Carolina and Pennsylvania thundered through the front gates of Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina, from April to May. Their mission, Operation Patriot Bandoleer, was a rare real-world training opportunity for more than 800 National Guard and 500 Army Reserve Soldiers.

  • 80th Training Command Soldier first in Army Reserve to be EIC certified

    Apr 28, 2016

    As the first Army Reserve Soldier to earn the Evaluating Instructors Course certification in the Ordnance branch, Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Choate, 3rd Brigade 94th Training Division is now qualified to train fellow instructors to become "instructor evaluators." Instructor evaluators are instructors who are certified to evaluate their peers in accordance with U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command guidelines.

  • Digging up the past to preserve the future

    Apr 27, 2016

    Dr. Criss Helmkamp, the Fort Knox Cultural Resources Division manager, is also an archeologist. He said what we see today is a large military installation. But before it was an Army post, in the not too distant past, it was property acquired through hundreds of privately owned homes and is rich in history that goes back to Native Americans in the Paleo-Indian period. To help preserve our natural resources, our history and cultural backgrounds the Army, like all federal agencies, is required to inventory, evaluate and manage archaeological resources in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act. Archaeological resources are then protected under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act and other federal statutes.

  • Re-establishing an Expeditionary Force: an Interview with LTG Gustave F. Perna, U.S. Army DCS, G-4

    Apr 26, 2016

  • Signal Soldiers exercise deployment readiness, expeditionary capabilities

    Apr 25, 2016

    Signal Soldiers from the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducted sling load and air operations training as part of 2nd Signal Brigade's Operation Forged Lightning deployment readiness exercise March 22-23, 2016 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The training enhanced expeditionary capabilities by providing the unit an opportunity to facilitate a DRE III "shock event": alert, assembly, prep for deployment, deploy, execute training mission and redeploy the unit on short or no notice.

  • Installation tests compost, pilot program, recycle food

    Apr 22, 2016

    Getting food from "farm to table" eats up 10 percent of the total U.S. energy budget, uses 50 percent of U.S. land and swallows 80 percent of freshwater consumed here, according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. Yet, 40 percent of food in the U.S. today goes uneaten. This not only means that Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year, it also means that uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills, which accounts for a large portion of methane emissions.

  • SDDC Command Sgt. Maj. Hosts Audie Murphy Board

    Apr 22, 2016

    By John Orrell, Hq. SDDC Public Affairs

  • Army civilians train in the field to keep the Army strong

    Apr 22, 2016

    Army leaders say both civilians and Soldiers need training to keep the Army strong and ready. That is why the U.S. Army Sustainment Command sent civilian interns to learn about logistics on the ground.

  • Intelligence Soldiers focus on humanitarian aid situations and sustainment

    Apr 21, 2016

    Soldiers from 8th Theater Sustainment Command and its subordinate units 8th Military Police Brigade and 130th Engineer Brigade, conducted intelligence exercise Perspicuous Provider April 18-22 at Mission Training Complex -- Hawaii here.

  • Picatinny Arsenal, NASA leverage partnership to share knowledge

    Apr 21, 2016

    While military technology and space exploration may seem like two very different areas of expertise, there is enough common ground for engineers from Picatinny Arsenal and the nation's space agency to share best practices and leverage business processes.

  • Army arsenal's HAZMAT exercise flowed well, into river

    Apr 21, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- With the support of nearly 15 community and New York state emergency response teams, bringing with them more than 75 first responders, the Watervliet Arsenal conducted a hazardous material exercise here, April 20.

  • Pumped up for Month of the Military Child

    Apr 21, 2016

  • Senior Army leader takes a moment to praise, inspire 203 years of service to the Nation

    Apr 20, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Long before Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham's final visit to the historic Army arsenal in upstate New York on April 19, there was a lifetime of military experiences that would make this trip so memorable for her and especially for the Watervliet Arsenal workforce.

  • Bridging Land and Sea

    Apr 20, 2016

    A U.S. Navy Sailor from Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One and a U.S. Army Soldier from the 368th Seaport Operations Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Brigade-Expeditionary, watch a Humvee from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division as it load onto the U.S. Naval Ship Benevidez, a Bob Hope class roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo ship in Jacksonville, Fla. April 19, 2016. The Benevidez is loading more than 1000 vehicles and cargo containers from the 3rd BCT as part of the brigade's Sealift Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise that is designed to test the brigade's ability to rapidly mobilize and deploy personnel and equipment. The 3rd BCT equipment will be moved by the Benevidez to Port Arthur, Texas where it will be offloaded and driven by Soldiers from 3rd BCT to Fort Polk, La. for the brigade's combined training center rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Bridging Land and Sea

    Apr 20, 2016

    A U.S. Army Soldier from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division watches a Humvee from the 101st Abn. Div. Artillery pull an M119A3 Howitzer onto the U.S. Naval Ship Benevidez, a Bob Hope class roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo ship in Jacksonville, Fla. April 19, 2016. The Benevidez is loading more than 1000 vehicles and cargo containers from the 3rd BCT as part of the brigade's Sealift Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise that is designed to test the brigade's ability to rapidly mobilize and deploy personnel and equipment. The 3rd BCT equipment will be moved by the Benevidez to Port Arthur, Texas where it will be offloaded and driven by Soldiers from 3rd BCT to Fort Polk, La. for the brigade's combined training center rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Bridging Land and Sea

    Apr 20, 2016

    Vehicles from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division load onto the U.S. Naval Ship Benevidez, a Bob Hope class roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo ship in Jacksonville, Fla. April 19, 2016. The Benevidez is loading more than 1000 vehicles and cargo containers from the 3rd BCT as part of the brigade's Sealift Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise that is designed to test the brigade's ability to rapidly mobilize and deploy personnel and equipment. The 3rd BCT equipment will be moved by the Benevidez to Port Arthur, Texas where it will be offloaded and driven by Soldiers from 3rd BCT to Fort Polk, La. for the brigade's combined training center rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • American Legion's National Commander adds Army arsenal to his NY tour

    Apr 15, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (April 15, 2016) -- The American Legion's National Commander set the tone immediately upon his arrival here on April 14 by stating, "We are partners." Dale Barnett, the National Commander of The American Legion, took a detour during his three-day visit to New York to check out the Army's oldest, continuously operating arsenal...the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Sky Soldiers, Joint Forcible Entry sets conditions at Saber Junction 16

    Apr 15, 2016

    Approximately 1000 paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, in cooperation with NATO Allies and partnered nations, blanketed the sky as they descended onto German soil. The massive personnel drop was a part of exercise Saber Junction 16 near the Hohenfels Training Area, April 12, 2016.

  • The future is now, says TRADOC commander

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Army's future training environment is already the present in today's European theater, said Gen. David Perkins, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. "We don't have to wait 10, 15 years for the future to develop, the future is now here in U.S. Army Europe," Perkins said during a recent visit to Germany.

  • 5th QM and Greek riggers train on Airdrop Ops in Exercise Spartan Hellenic

    Apr 13, 2016

    Sgt. 1st Class Michael O'Brien, 16th Sustainment Bde. Public Affairs

  • 5th Quarter Master, Greek riggers perform airdrop operations

    Apr 13, 2016

    Kaiserslautern-based Soldiers and Airmen joined with Greek riggers to participate in a multinational exercise named Spartan Hellenic, which focused on building airdrop interoperability at the Greek Air Force Base here, April 1-9.

  • Waste-to-energy machine reveals power of trash

    Apr 13, 2016

    Fort Benning is helping the Army test a new product that could one day change not only how forward operating bases get rid of their waste, but also how they make use of it.

  • $15M in new work will help retain critical war-fighting capability at Army arsenal

    Apr 12, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's Watervliet Arsenal has just received two contracts valued at more than $15 million that will help retain critical war-fighting manufacturing capability, said the arsenal's director of operations.

  • Army converting last heavy unit off EPLRS

    Apr 12, 2016

    Converting the Army's last heavy cavalry unit off the Enhanced Position Location Reporting System, or EPLRS, signifies the end of heavy units using this legacy system. Falling in line with a series of unit conversions, divestment of EPLRS is set to end completely in February 2017 with the 1st Brigade Combat team, 1st Cavalry Division (1/1 CD).

  • Army Reserve Sustainment Command welcomes new command sergeant major

    Apr 11, 2016

    Soldiers with the Army Reserve Sustainment Command stood in formation to witness Command Sgt. Maj. Vicki Briggs, outgoing command sergeant major of the ARSC, relinquish responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Kristal Florquist.

  • Carry-on medical equipment meets airworthiness standards

    Apr 8, 2016

    Approximately 600 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters support the MEDEVAC mission and are equipped with various medical devices to provide critical care to the wounded during air transport.

  • Dining facilities showcase healthy, nutritious food

    Apr 8, 2016

    Capt. Jeremy Brooks, Fort Drum MEDDAC's registered dietitian, and the Garrison Food Program conducted the National Nutrition Month 2016 Dining Facility Competition, March 23-24.

  • The Army Learning Model gets the wheels turning at Regional Training Site-Maintenance-Fort Devens

    Apr 8, 2016

    Spc. Abraham Keith had never considered himself much of a mechanic before he arrived at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Devens, Mass. The Reserve Soldier works as a cook in his civilian life, so in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., he spends more time fixing meals instead of cars.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot Recognized For Superior Support Of Armed Forces

    Apr 8, 2016

    Letterkenny Army Depot received April 8 the Pro Patria Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office that works to enhance retention rates in the Armed Forces and ultimately strengthen our national security. The ESGR grants a series of DoD awards to recognize employers who support their Guard and Reserve employees.

  • Army firefighters: An occupation where one needs to have the best day of their life, every day

    Apr 7, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Despite their well-known reputation for community service, firefighters typically do not come face-to-face with the public until tragedy strikes. Nevertheless, this sense of inevitability of tragedy is what the Arsenal's firefighters say challenges them to be better tomorrow than they are today.

  • US, ROK air defenders demonstrate resolve during major command post exercise

    Apr 7, 2016

    "We have a volley!" was a common phrase heard on Osan Air Base this month, but it had nothing to do with the sport of volleyball. Instead, it was the phrase used to announce the launch of a simulated tactical ballistic missile (TBM) by Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command. The 94th AAMDC located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii deployed a robust contingent of personnel to the Republic of Korea (ROK) this month to take part in Key Resolve 2016. Key Resolve is a major annual command post exercise that highlights the commitment of the U.S. and ROK militaries to the defense of the ROK and maintaining regional stability.

  • Sustainment Brigade prepares units for future family readiness group

    Apr 7, 2016

    Most of the command teams and family readiness leaders within the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade got together Thursday for a discussion about family readiness group-related subjects during its "Muleskinner Roundup" at the Main Post Chapel.

  • Above and beyond: quartermaster unit takes SHARP training to next level

    Apr 7, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 7, 2016) -- As it stands, Sgt. 1st Class Felicia Griffin is required to provide roughly four hours of Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training to 600 or so Soldiers monthly in her position as the victim advocate for the 262th Quartermaster Battalion.

  • Even in Army manufacturing, one may find the gift of life

    Apr 6, 2016

    The key is to do something, anything. Certainly calling 911 is a great first step, but after that call, CPR must be started immediately, even by someone who is untrained. And what was once training just for the Arsenal's security force and summer camp counselors is now being offered to the 1,300 people who work here.

  • AMC announces Mission Command alignment

    Apr 6, 2016

    To optimize life cycle sustainment, better support the Chief of Staff of the Army's top priority of readiness, and posture the command for the future, I recently announced a Mission Command alignment for the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Preparing Army personnel for Global Combat Support System-Army

    Apr 6, 2016

    A collaborative effort among local agencies have refined SAP certification-related classes to train more GCSS-Army users.

  • Army Manufacturing: Where balancing performances rival the best acts in Vegas

    Apr 4, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Military manufacturing is tough, grueling business as heavy forging machines pound material into shape and milling machines shave hardened metal in cuts that are often measured in the thousandths of an inch. But overhead that cauldron of activity is a balancing act that would rival the Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.

  • 102nd Training Division welcomes new command team, bids farewell to former

    Apr 4, 2016

    A brisk spring wind whipped through the assembled troops as members of the 102nd Training Division said farewell to Brig. Gen. John Elam and Command Sgt. Maj. John Stumph as they welcomed Brig. Gen. Miyako Schanely and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Provost during a ceremony at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. April 3, 2016.

  • Maintainers compete for Army-wide Excellence

    Apr 1, 2016

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. --If pride of ownership is the highest form of flattery, Soldiers of the Headquarters Service Company, 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, have every reason to be proud.

  • TLSC-E and USAREUR partner to demilitarize, sell ammunition residue

    Mar 30, 2016

    MIESAU, Germany -- The Theater Logistics Support Center's U.S. Army Ammunition Center Europe, working with NATO and several other agencies, completed the first sale of demilitarized small arms ammunition residue, consisting primarily of spent small arms cartridges, in a program that is expected to recoup $5 or 6 million over the first few years, and roughly $500,000 each year thereafter.

  • West Point reflections: member of first class to admit women looks back

    Mar 29, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 24, 2016) -- The Army's mission to integrate women into male-only military occupational specialties has deep and substantial roots -- from the time women posed as men to join them in arms on the battlefield to the advent of the Women's Army Corps -- that were nurtured by those audacious and courageous enough to challenge social norms and military traditions to claim their right to serve

  • New civilian leader now in place at Army Logistics University

    Mar 29, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 24, 2016) -- Michael K. Williams took charge as Army Logistics University president Monday when he accepted the symbolic "torch of knowledge" passed along by outgoing president John E. Hall.

  • 1TSC leaders focus on future sustainment operations in Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, commanding general, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) and Command Sgt. Maj. Edward A. Bell, 1st TSC, traveled from Kuwait to Afghanistan to visit Soldiers of the 518th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 319th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan here March 9-11.

  • 1st TSC Build Sustainment Operations Center in Qatar

    Mar 29, 2016

    As the drawdown and base closures in Afghanistan continue, the need for sustainment operations to facilitate the process increases. In response to this growing need for logistical support, the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) dispatched a command element to Qatar.

  • 1TSC Leaders reinforce Sustainment Mission in Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Kenneth D. Jones, Deputy Commanding General, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) and Command Sgt. Maj. Paul C. Swanson, 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) traveled from Kuwait to Afghanistan to visit Soldiers of the 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade here Sept. 18 -21.

  • MRT training puts everyday Soldier experiences in perspective

    Mar 29, 2016

    WEST FORT HOOD, Texas -- Upon finishing early morning physical fitness training, a young company commander gets a message from a colonel that reads, "Come see me when you get to work."

  • Redstone Test Center Prepares to Open New X-ray Facility

    Mar 28, 2016

    The U.S. Army Redstone Test Center (RTC) is best known for its state-of-the-art, military munitions and equipment testing. While there are many facets that feed into the testing process, one piece of the process puzzle that is rather unknown is X-ray.

  • New York Army National Guard Cooks compete for top Army cooking honors at Camp Smith

    Mar 28, 2016

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.-For 200 New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 369th Sustainment Brigade their meal of roast pork, black-eyed peas, salad, mashed potatoes and angel food cake here on Saturday, March 19 was just a really good lunch at drill.

  • Murphy: Sexual assault, harassment detrimental to combat readiness

    Mar 28, 2016

    Acting Secretary of the Army, Patrick J. Murphy, visited the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Thursday, March 24. Murphy was briefed by senior leaders and spoke with a class of future Victim Advocates (VA) and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC).

  • Watervliet Arsenal turns to public-private partnership to reduce costs, improve capacity

    Mar 25, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- In an era of countless news headlines that tout cost overruns for defense procurement contracts, it ought to be refreshing to hear that the Army's Watervliet Arsenal has actually found a way to cut production costs for two artillery systems by simply leveraging a public-private partnership that it has with a company called Electralloy.

  • Murphy visits ANAD

    Mar 24, 2016

    The Honorable Patrick Murphy, acting Secretary of the Army, toured Anniston Army Depot March 17. During the visit, Murphy, who was accompanied by Gen. Dennis Via, Army Materiel Command's commanding general, saw the installation's Combat Vehicle Repair Facility, where disassembly and assembly processes for the Army's main battle tank, the M1 Abrams, as well as work on the Stryker and other combat vehicles take place.

  • Academy commandant: 'We are adapting NCO development'

    Mar 24, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Defreese, commandant, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, discussed his top initiatives while serving as the keynote speaker for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's senior-level Commanding General's Leadership Professional Development training event, here, March 17.

  • 80th Training Command launches new staff and faculty development academy

    Mar 24, 2016

    With an eye toward the future and the goal of developing the best instructor/facilitators in the Army, the 80th Training Command launched its new historic Staff and Faculty Development Academy at Grand Prairie, Texas, March 7, 2016.

  • Total Army working together to forge future

    Mar 23, 2016

    The Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve are working together well to assess recommendations from a national commission on the service's future and fully implement the Army's Total Force Policy.

  • Environmental stewardship, sustainability top focus throughout the Guard

    Mar 22, 2016

    From making use of wind and solar power to incorporating geo-thermal heating and using energy efficient lightbulbs, the National Guard continues to be a leader in conservation and sustainability efforts within the Department of Defense, reducing energy usage and environmental impact while maintaining the ability for Guard members to train, respond at home and deploy worldwide.

  • Eng. BN increases mission capability, ensures greater predictability with GCSS-A

    Mar 22, 2016

    The 84th Engineer Battalion activated the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-A) - Feb.5 to replace the Standard Army Management Information System.

  • Reserve Soldier makes history at 94th Training Division

    Mar 19, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va.- With March being Women's History Month, Command Sgt. Maj. Sharon Campbell made history by becoming the 94th Training Division's first female senior enlisted advisor. She replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Arlindo Almeida during a change of responsibility ceremony here at the Wylie Hall, March 18, 2016. Brig. Gen. Steven W. Ainsworth, the division commander, administered the COR ceremony, which serves the dual function of honoring the departing command sergeant major and officially recognizing the incoming as the command's top enlisted Soldier.

  • Army Leaders Share Readiness Message With Industry

    Mar 18, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two of the Army's top officers teamed together on March 8 to deliver the message of Soldier readiness to representatives of defense contractors attending the Team Redstone Advance Planning Briefing for Industry hosted by the Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal's Sparkman Center.

  • Army Establishes Awards To Honor Lt. Gen. (R) Arthur Gregg, Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Mar 16, 2016

    HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Gen. Dennis L. Via, Army Materiel Command commander, today announced the establishment of two Army Awards -- one for leadership and another for innovation -- at the AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition. The awards honor two distinguished Soldiers, Lt. Gen. (R) Arthur J. Gregg and the late Maj. Gen. Harold "Harry" J. Greene, for the standards of excellence that they set in leadership and innovation.

  • International competition builds camaraderie, spirit of cooperation among U.S., other nations

    Mar 16, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 16, 2016) -- Linked by their love of creating exquisite cuisine, three teams ignored language and cultural differences and allowed their food to do the talking during the International Challenge of the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event here March 10.

  • AMC commander kicks off Global Force Symposium

    Mar 15, 2016

    As the featured command at this year's Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium and Exposition, the U.S. Army Materiel Command's top leader explained the organization's role in the service's top priority -- readiness. AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via opened the three-day event March 15, noting that a Soldier's basic tasks to shoot, move and communicate all require readiness.

  • Army Arsenal celebrates Women's History Month with 202 years of women in its workforce

    Mar 10, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Every since that warm, summer day in 1813 when the Arsenal opened its gates, women have been a very valued part of the workforce. From packing flannel cartridges for the Battle of New Orleans to machining cannons for the Abrams tank for the war in Iraq, women here have been working side-by-side with their male counterparts in support of the Soldier.

  • Even a small post Exchange makes cents, raises morale

    Mar 10, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (March 2016) -- The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has deployed with U.S. troops since the late 1800s, and that sense of service is exactly what the Arsenal's new Exchange manager brings to the workforce.

  • LTG Perna to Discuss Deployment Readiness at AUSA Global Force Symposium

    Mar 10, 2016

    LTG Gustave 'Gus' Perna, the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, will chair a Deployment Readiness discussion at 10am EST on Wednesday, March 16th at the AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, AL.

  • WOW!!!

    Mar 3, 2016

    As part of Women's History Month, Army Logistics is honoring the contributions of women like the 85,000 Women Ordnance Workers who helped improve logistics for Soldiers on the battlefield.

  • Leadership training gaps in property accountability

    Feb 29, 2016

    Officers are told, "You will learn that when you get to your unit," but what happens when no one at the unit can teach needed property accountability skills?

  • Modernizing automatic test systems for Force 2025 and Beyond

    Feb 29, 2016

    Modernizing automatic test systems and consolidating their acquisition process will save the Army money while improving performance for the future force.

  • DLA Troop Support supplies Army expeditionary logistics

    Feb 29, 2016

    From food to industrial hardware and on-the-ground maintenance support, DLA Troop Support provides warfighters what they need to accomplish the mission.

  • Logistics effectiveness: Where you stand depends on where you sit

    Feb 29, 2016

    Organizations must consider four competing groups of criteria to determine organizational effectiveness. Is your organization using the right criteria to achieve the desired effect?

  • Sustaining a complex theater in a manning-restricted environment

    Feb 29, 2016

    The 1st Theater Sustainment Command provides a template that may help shape Army sustainment doctrine to support a complex theater with a smaller force.

  • Transforming military support processes from logistics to supply chain management

    Feb 29, 2016

    As defense organizations struggle to improve the way they support U.S. warfighters, the author proposes that the Department of Defense embrace the robust, flexible approaches of supply chain management.

  • Balancing sustainment priorities for a new Security paradigm in Europe

    Feb 29, 2016

    In the future European theater of operations, sustainment formations will need to operate in a secure network, under a missile defense shield and have sufficient and dispersed stocks of ammunition, fuel, and water to execute a campaign across time and distance.

  • What is the Army doing with operational energy?

    Feb 29, 2016

    Operational energy management has become an important facet of Army sustainment and should be incorporated in doctrine and reinforced during training.

  • Sustaining the alliance: Combined Army logistics in the Republic of Korea

    Feb 29, 2016

    Army units from the United States and the Republic of Korea executed a combined logistics exercise to improve interoperability, mission command, and mission execution.

  • Ammunition operations in Korea

    Feb 29, 2016

    From the strategic through tactical levels, ammunition operations in Korea exemplify the strong partnership between the U.S. Army and Republic of Korea Army.

  • Materiel Support Command-Korea provides world-class logistics support

    Feb 29, 2016

    The U.S. Army's Materiel Support Command-Korea benefits from a hardworking and well-integrated U.S. and Korean workforce.

  • The Korean theater of operations is the proving ground for sustainers

    Feb 29, 2016

    The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command works closely with its Korean counterparts to develop Soldiers and leaders and execute sustainment operations in support of U.S. Forces Korea and the Eighth Army.

  • The Army and DLA: On time, every time

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Defense Logistics Agency provides the Army with the full spectrum of logistics, acquisition, and technical services during contingencies, exercises, and disasters.

  • Projecting an expeditionary Army

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Army deputy chief of staff, G-4, analyzes logisticians' ability to support an expeditionary Army.

  • The CASCOM commanding general's priorities

    Feb 29, 2016

    The commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command shares his priorities for preparing sustainment professionals to accomplish current and future missions.

  • Task Force Jesup search for lost equipment in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2016

    A joint venture between 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Army Sustainment Command and 401st Army Field Support Brigade that began in March 2014 continues today. The mission, known as Task Force Jesup, centers on establishing an accountability trail for $2.2 billion worth of equipment 'lost' in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2015.

  • New mortar system lighten the load for Soldiers

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has received a $4.6 million contract to start a new product line for the 81mm mortar system that will help reduce an infantryman's fatigue and movement time over a cross-country route.

  • Quartermaster School honors Instructor of the Year

    Feb 22, 2016

    Congratulations to the U.S. Army Quartermaster School's 2015 Instructor of the Year, Staff Sgt. Jasmin Joyner, Joint Culinary Training Center.

  • The King of Cool

    Feb 22, 2016

    When the United States entered WWII, Logisticians for the first time could bring refrigerated food, water, drugs, and blood to the battlefield thanks to Frederick McKinley Jones' innovative portable refrigerator unit. Developed in 1940, the device revolutionized transportation and sustainment. Soldiers were able to drop the refrigerated units by parachute into forward combat areas.

  • Army's personnel sergeant major briefs Rock Island Arsenal Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2016

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier in personnel came here to brief U.S. Army Sustainment Command Soldiers the morning of Feb. 17 in the Wheeler Conference Room, building 350.

  • ALU students receive German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Feb 16, 2016

    Forty-three Soldiers from the Army Logistics University were presented the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during a Feb. 10 ceremony.