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  • Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts: Bonds will never be broken

    Jul 24, 2014

    "The value of serving in the unit and in combat resides in the relationships we have with people. It doesn't reside in the medals," said former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts.

  • Last sets of eyes are first line of defense

    Jul 24, 2014

    Twelve Soldiers from 23rd Military Police Co. out of Fort Drum, New York, have completed approximately 1,500 customs clearance missions and inspected approximately 1,000 vehicles during their 270 day deployment that is nearing an end. Each inspection is completed by a three-Soldier team whose purpose is to ensure that agricultural threats and invasive species are not introduced into ecosystems in the United States. They are the last sets of eyes on equipment before it is transported to support U.S. Army mission requirements.

  • First-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract for Corps of Engineers civil works project underway

    Jul 23, 2014

    Teaming up with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District is embarking on the first-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract executed for a Corps Civil Works project that could set the stage for other USACE districts.

  • Man Transportable Robotic Systems testing underway at Tobyhanna

    Jul 23, 2014

    Engineers are conducting testing on robotic unmanned ground vehicles in an effort that could bring future robotics work here.

  • Executive Panel Offers Tips On Managing Employeees

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Sixty-two questions. That's how many queries on leadership that the participants in the Aviation and Missile Command's 2014 Leader Investment for Tomorrow Leadership Forum had for five Team Redstone executives who participated in a panel discussion at their leadership forum July 16.

  • Sharing In Success Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For much of his Army career, Col. Tim Baxter hasn't been able to share his military experience. As a Special Operations Soldier, the code is "to be a quiet professional." So, leading the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office for the Program Executive Office for Aviation gave Baxter one of those rare opportunities to publicly share in the success of the Army's unmanned aircraft systems.

  • First-ever Army-Marine Corps mortuary affairs exercise serves to strengthen working relationship

    Jul 23, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 23, 2014) -- A working relationship between the Army and Marine Corps to prepare for "the most sacred duty" in the military has been strengthened as a result of a historic two-week field exercise here.

  • Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics command changes leadership

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics unit changed leadership July 23, on Schofield Barracks' Hamilton Field. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons relinquished command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III during the ceremony hosted by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the U.S. Army Pacific commander.

  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • 401st AFSB demonstrates stewardship, returns $500K to Army Supply System

    Jul 21, 2014

    What began two months ago as a mission to clean up a junk yard turned into a commitment to stewardship of government property and money for two Army logistics operations officers assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Radford Army Ammunition Plant conducts Missing Man Table Dedication Ceremony

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Radford Army Ammunition Plant and Operating Contractor BAE hosted a Missing Man Table Dedication on 15 July, 2014, performed by Rolling Thunder, Tennessee Chapter 4. Lt. Col. Luis Ortiz and BAE Program Manager Brian Lindamood spoke regarding their personal relationship with military families and KIA, POW and MIA. These events had a powerful influence on their careers in the military. They thanked the Rolling Thunder and those gathered for the dedication and the promise by all present to "never forget".

  • Credentialing continues to benefit troops

    Jul 18, 2014

    Many programs and initiatives have been launched over the past few years to help veterans get civilian jobs, and many employers have committed to hire and even train veterans. But a creative initiative embedded in the 2014 Defense Authorization Act can give transitioning service members an advantage even before they hang up their uniforms.

  • 3-401st AFSBn preps vehicles for loan to Afghan National Security Forces

    Jul 17, 2014

    A modern version of the Lend-Lease program played out Jul. 14 at 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion when the International Security Assistance Force Security Assistance Office property book officer signed for MRAPs, MRAP recovery vehicles and associated equipment that will soon be loaned to Afghan National Security Forces for their missions.

  • New leadership at 4th Brigade 94th Training Division

    Jul 17, 2014

    ATLANTA, Ga. (Jul 13, 2014) -- Col. Kris A. Belanger replaced Col. John W. Aarsen as commander of 4th Brigade Personnel Services, 94th Training Division (Force Sustainment) during a Change of Command ceremony at the Hilton Hotel.

  • Personnel, readiness under secretary tours post, talks to troops in training

    Jul 16, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. - Jessica L. Wright, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, visited the Combined Arms Support Command on July 1 and spent the day learning about training initiatives and family programs while also speaking with military members enrolled in classes here.

  • Coast Guard at KAF helps units get equipment home

    Jul 15, 2014

    Few Service members walking around Kandahar Air Field expect to see a Coast Guardsman. Their branch of service deploys just more than a dozen members a year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and they have a running joke here in describing themselves as being as "rare as mythical creatures."

  • CECOM's ESSC links technical experts, supported units

    Jul 15, 2014

    Optics, sensors, scanners, helium trailers, generators and radios are all very different types of equipment fielded to Soldiers and supported by Communications-Electronics Command personnel at the Electronic Sustainment Support Center/Regional Support Center located in a corner of the 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion footprint where units can access C4ISR maintenance, training and troubleshooting support.

  • MNBG-E's aviation company reaches for record-setting maintenance

    Jul 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (July 15, 2014) -- It was an uncommon sight in Kosovo. Eight UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters soared in a formation above the Kosovo countryside, June 28. While significant, the flight was only achievable through the higher efforts of 45 aircraft repairers and technicians within the aviation maintenance company for Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, who worked tirelessly to ensure the battle group's helicopters are consistently maintained.

  • Army mariners, aviators conduct medical, logistics ops with New Zealand navy

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and the 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment, joined their 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Navy and New Zealand Navy comrades during operations designed to strengthen working relationships July 10-11, 2014, as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

  • Army-green gets greener: USARPAC Soldiers test clean energy sources during RIMPAC

    Jul 11, 2014

    Soldiers setup a variety of clean-energy power-producing equipment such as wind-turbines, solar panels, a solar shade, and even used a hydrogen-powered car to generate enough power for 350 people located at a training area on Ford Island, Hawaii, taking part in the Rim of the Pacific 2014 training exercise, being held from June 26 to Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Redstone team collaborates to improve contracting processes

    Jul 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (July 10, 2014) -- A collaborative team from the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, or AMRDEC, and the Army Contracting Command-Redstone is applying Lean Six Sigma research methodologies and managerial principles to identify areas for process improvement and cost avoidance in Army contracting.

  • Developing future supply chain professionals

    Jul 8, 2014

    A new master's program will soon be available to Theater Logistics Planners Program attendees.

  • Gleaning lessons from the Soviet retrograde

    Jul 8, 2014

    U.S. logisticians can learn from the Soviets' successes and mistakes in retrograding from Afghanistan.

  • The expeditionary sustainment advantage

    Jul 8, 2014

    Expeditionary sustainment will play a key role as we posture ourselves to be a CONUS-based Army.

  • Sustainment rehearsals and synergizing efforts: Must-haves for the 21st century

    Jul 8, 2014

    Sustainment units that make the most of their division sustainment rehearsals will encourage transparency, sharing of information, and synergistic efforts.

  • The movement control battalion in theater

    Jul 8, 2014

    Movement control battalions regularly provide mission command for more movement control teams than they are doctrinally capable of leading.

  • The 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary)

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Army has established a transportation brigade whose function is to provide port, terminal, and watercraft operations, including logistics over-the-shore.

  • Linear operations still relevant to contingency sustainment

    Jul 8, 2014

    Sustaining contiguous operations and wide-area security along contested lines should be the Army logistician's first priority.

  • The post fabric renovation and sewing shop

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Post Fabric Renovation and Sewing Shop offers a convenient and cost saving service for units, Soldiers, and Airmen.

  • Learning from Northern Distribution Network operations

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Northern Distribution Network has improved policies and relationships between the United States and Central Asian countries. This article offers some recommendations on how the United States can gather and use lessons learned from its establishment.

  • Training a brigade support battalion at home station

    Jul 8, 2014

    This article outlines the home-station training of a brigade support battalion supporting an armored brigade combat team.

  • Small-scale operations logistics support

    Jul 8, 2014

    Supporting small-scale operations in Africa involves host-nation support and contingency contracting where organic U.S. logistics support is scarce.

  • Reinvigorating the Army's deployment readiness

    Jul 8, 2014

    The Army Power Projection Program Rapid Expeditionary Deployment Initiative will improve expeditionary deployment readiness and help the Army provide forces to meet global combatant commander requirements on short notice.

  • Mission Command: Differentiation and Integration

    Jul 8, 2014

    In this article, the authors address the organizational issues of differentiation and integration as they relate to mission command.

  • Rethinking Legacy and Functional Logistics

    Jul 8, 2014

    To improve efficiency, the Logistics Corps could realign into two functional areas: distribution and service.

  • Stepping up; female mechanic loads tank during gunnery

    Jul 8, 2014

    In the Army's combat maneuver forces there is a common understanding that anyone could be called upon to step up and fill someone else's role at a moment's notice. Fire team leaders may need to lead the squad or a tank gunner might be called upon to command a tank.

  • Army EOD troops participate in interagency exercise

    Jul 3, 2014

    Soldiers from the 55th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company participated in Ravens Challenge, an inter-agency exercise hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • DLA sells excess equipment in Afghanistan saves taxpayer dollars

    Jul 2, 2014

    This week, the Defense Logistics Agency met with a commercial Afghan company in Bagram to conduct the first sale of useable non-military vehicles, appliances, and furniture no longer needed by the U.S. government.

  • Independence Day 2014

    Jul 2, 2014

  • IMCOM Commander Visits Redstone Arsenal To Gauge Services

    Jul 2, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In meetings with Team Redstone leadership on June 26, Lt. Gen. David Halverson received feedback about the job the Installation Management Command's garrisons are doing on Army posts.

  • 6-17th ARS Transfer of Authority Ceremony / 6-17 공격정찰항공대대 TOA Ceremony

    Jul 2, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- The 4th Armed Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment transferred authority and equipment to the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment during a ceremony at Camp Humphreys, June 25, 2013.

  • Looking at challenges, initiatives to retain the Army's Industrial Base at Watervliet

    Jul 1, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Faced with significant cuts to defense weapons spending, Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion led a team of logistics experts on July 1 at the Watervliet Arsenal as part of a strategy to ensure the Army's Industrial Base remains relevant and well postured to support the future Army.

  • Army watercraft, divers, sustainment troops to participate in RIMPAC 2014

    Jun 30, 2014

    Hawaii-based Army watercraft assets, divers and sustainment troops are set to play major roles in surface/vertical lift, casualty evacuation, and Logistics over the Shore operations during the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise, June 26 through Aug. 1, 2014.

  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

  • Army sustainment as part of Doctrine 2015

    Jun 26, 2014

    This article provides an overview of the newly published field manuals for the sustainment warfighting function.

  • Secretary Harvey tours CASCOM, explores training, troop transitions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a June 13 visit by John Harvey Jr., Virginia Secretary for Veteran's Affairs and Homeland Security.

  • U.S. Army Sustainment Command announces winners in 'Best Warrior' competition

    Jun 26, 2014

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command put their skills, stamina and knowledge to the test this week during ASC's 2014 Best Warrior Competition.

  • LTF North readies for relocation

    Jun 26, 2014

    A hot, dry wind blew across the 63 acres that make up 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion's Logistics Task Force North on Camp John Pratt just days before the site will be vacated. The move is in line with the evolving mission of the LTF and right-sizing the battalion and its subordinate units.

  • Picatinny 'Speed Bag' resupplies Soldiers with less equipment damage

    Jun 25, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Soldiers who are pinned down in firefights with the enemy often rely on life-saving airdrops to resupply their ammunition, food, water and medical supplies. A new system, called the Enhanced Speed Bag, standardizes the airdrop resupply method with greatly reduced damage to supplies, thus saving money and supplying Soldiers more efficiently.

  • Climate controllers: course teaches Soldiers how to keep it cool in summer, warm in winter

    Jun 25, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 25, 2014) -- Soldiers who have sought relief from the hot desert heat of Iraq or the mountain cold of Afghanistan, and found it in some temperature-controlled shelter, probably never stopped to ponder the working origins of their comforts.

  • Apprentices have an important role in sustaining the Army's industrial base

    Jun 24, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal's apprentice program has since 1905 produced some of the finest machinists in the country. But despite such a legacy, today's apprentices may face a burden that their predecessors may not have experienced.

  • Task Force Harvest helps Army save millions in excess equipment

    Jun 24, 2014

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command mobile team comprised of logistical supply Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and German local nationals, the Task Force Harvest team travels to units to account for and process excess equipment and supplies. The goal is to take items off a unit's property book, referred to in Army-speak as a consolidated property list, and redistribute them to units with equipment shortages. In 2013, Task Force Harvest completed eight separate missions at various U.S. Army garrisons in Italy and Germany collecting approximately 25,000 equipment items valued at more than $63 million.

  • The Washington arsenal explosion

    Jun 24, 2014

    It was hot the morning of June 17, 1864, as 21 young female war-workers made their way to the choking room of the laboratory building on what was then known as Washington Arsenal but is today Fort McNair.

  • 295th Quartermasters wash away dirt

    Jun 24, 2014

    Sweat trickles down his forehead as a Soldier emerged from the dense forest. The rucksack wore him down. Stumbling up the hill with heavy legs, he lets out a sigh of relief after catching sight of the shower tent. Soldiers from the 295th Quartermaster Company, 593rd Sustainment Brigade supported Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, I Corps with personal hygiene services during a week-long training exercise here June 17-20.

  • AMC garners Combined Logistics Excellence Awards

    Jun 24, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Chief of Staff of the Army announced the winners of the Combined Logistics Excellence Awards June 20, with the U.S. Army Materiel Command garnering six awards.

  • Vanguard Brigade declares war on excess

    Jun 24, 2014

    The scenery outside the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, headquarters has drastically changed since the Vanguard Brigade declared war on excess.

  • Gilley takes command of Marine Corps Detactment, Fort Lee

    Jun 23, 2014

    Lt. Col. Thomas H. Gilley, IV, center, receives the U.S. Marine Corps colors from Lt. Col. William F. Schoen to symbolize his assumption of command of the Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Lee June 20.

  • ASA(ALT) Organization Chart

    Jun 23, 2014

    ASA(ALT) Organization Chart

  • Munitions disposal priority for Huntsville Center as U.S. units depart Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The Huntsville Center's Joint Munitions Disposal-Afghanistan team is supporting units departing Afghanistan by disposing of unserviceable and "do-not-return" munitions, as well as captured enemy munitions and explosive remnants of war.

  • Army celebrates 239 years of history at 2014 Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 22, 2014

    More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members attended the 2014 Army Birthday Ball, June 21, 2014, at National Harbor, Maryland, as the capstone event on a week of celebration coinciding with the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14.

  • Army celebrates its birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 20, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 visitors to the National Capital Region helped celebrate the Army's 239th birthday as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high-energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own," June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • SHARP

    Jun 20, 2014

  • Engineers complete nine-month Afghanistan mission, return to families in Hawaii

    Jun 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- One hundred and eighty-eight Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion met tears, hugs, and kisses from their friends and families, June 20, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, after completing a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Team Redstone celebrates the Army's 239th birthday with run

    Jun 19, 2014

    Team Redstone celebrated the Army's 239th Birthday with a post wide run Thursday, June 19th. US Army Photo Cherish Washington AMC Public Affairs.

  • Enduring Fatigue

    Jun 19, 2014

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure.

  • DLA Distribution Anniston welcomes new commander

    Jun 19, 2014

    Army Lt. Col. Hattie LaFay Richardson assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Ala., in a ceremony June 4. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commander Brig. Gen. Richard Dix. Also during the ceremony, outgoing commander Lt. Col. Robert Rouse was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service medal for achievements while serving at DLA Distribution Anniston.

  • Deputy SECDEF salutes Army's service on its 239th birthday

    Jun 19, 2014

    Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work saluted the U.S. Army on its 239th birthday for its versatility and adaptability during a cake-cutting celebration in the Pentagon's courtyard here today.

  • From Benjamin Franklin to Watervliet, the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well

    Jun 18, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Every day in America, a life is saved or made better by the men and women who, like the arsenal firefighters, give freely of their time and experience to make their communities better by being a volunteer firefighter.

  • Under Secretary of the Army, Vice Chief visit AFSBn-Kuwait

    Jun 18, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson, and Gen. John Campbell, Army vice chief of staff, toured the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations in Kuwait, April 15, to learn about Army Prepositioned Stock and retrograde capabilities and to gain an understanding of U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) activities supporting CENTCOM.

  • CASCOM hosts workshop for Training with Industry partners

    Jun 18, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted 32 current and perspective civilian industry partners for a day-long workshop June 4. The purpose of the event was to discuss how the Training with Industry program could expand and improve for the Soldiers participating.

  • Engineer students learn, redesign school's training site

    Jun 18, 2014

    Creating a new training site can be daunting, but Sgt. 1st Class Lance Widner and students enrolled in the Horizontal Engineering Specialty Reclassification Course at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., make the process seem easy.

  • Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army recognized Silver Star Medal recipient, Patrick A. Tiessonniere on behalf of Vietnam War veterans at a Twilight Tattoo event, June 11 at Fort Myer, Virginia.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers participate in international EOD training

    Jun 17, 2014

    Explosive Ordnance Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, were key players of the U.S. Army Central Command's first International Mine Action Standard Explosive Ordnance Disposal level-one course among partnered nations of central Asia that concluded June 6.

  • Evolving technology advances greater ability to breach a variety of walls

    Jun 17, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (June 18, 2014) -- A famed running back in the National Football League once said all he needed was "12 inches of daylight" to bolt ahead and churn out the yardage for the offense.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • Maintenance keeps Shadow UAV flying in support of Saber Strike

    Jun 16, 2014

    "All the magic happens because of the maintenance performed on the aircraft," said Michigan Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Mike Rosier, a 15 E maintenance non-commissioned officer in B Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Military Intelligence Company (MICO) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft Systems platoon.

  • More questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 16, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Jill M. Segraves, CSP, director, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Division, Transportation Security Administration, is the second intern profiled for this series.

  • 401st AFSB's BAF battalion lauded for safety program

    Jun 13, 2014

    An effective safety program is the responsibility of more than just the safety officer -- it requires daily attention to safe practices starting with the battalion commander and filtering down to the entire workforce. It's said that safety is everyone's job and that is certainly true when the job is in a combat zone and involves working around heavy machinery and equipment and hazardous materials.

  • Army statement on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Jun 13, 2014

    Army statement on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

  • Army Sustainment Command celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Air Force Ammunition Audit Done atTooele Army Depot

    Jun 11, 2014

    Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) hosted the U.S. Air Force Audit Team and HQ's Joint Munitions Command (JMC) Inventory Chief, 2-5 June, for a floor-to-book and book-to-floor testing at Tooele.

  • 8th TSC troops prepare for Pacific Theater Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    More than half the people in the world call the Pacific region home, and history reflects extremely high odds that each of their lives will be impacted in some way by a natural disaster. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones, floods and mudslides characterize the region's past and realistically loom over its future, creating a constant need for readiness and partnership across the massive theater. "At the most basic level we're all humans, and we want to be prepared and able to help other humans in distress," said Col. John Ellis, the officer in charge of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's newly-formed Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team.

  • DLIFLC presents Department of Defense linguist awards

    Jun 10, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center announced the winners of the 2013 Command Language Program of the Year and Language Professional of the Year for all four services June 3.

  • Kushnick, Macy, Hoge awards reward innovation, experimentation needed to keep Army relevant

    Jun 9, 2014

    "The world is rapidly changing, and we must change with it to remain relevant," said Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson at the annual William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy Jr. and Nick Hoge awards ceremony, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • Quartermaster School welcomes new commandant

    Jun 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Quartermaster School welcomed Col. Ronald Kirklin as its new commandant during a change of command ceremony June 9. Kirklin arrived at Fort Lee from the United States Central Command J4, Tampa, Fla., where he served as the Chief of Current Operations.

  • Monthly Resiliency Training Kicks Off At Redstone

    Jun 9, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone wants you to be Army strong.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Commemoration event for the the 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Jun 8, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh delivers remarks at a commemoration event for the the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Flamanville, France, June 5, 2014. The event was hosted by the mayor and other local officials at the Chateau de Flamanville where the 5th Ranger Battalion was headquartered in the summer of 1944.(U.S. Army photo by John Martinez)

  • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

  • Marines, Soldiers test new blue force tracking system at NIE 14.2

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army's next-generation situational awareness and friendly force tracking system received an unprecedented workout by Soldiers and Marines, during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which concluded May 22, 2014.

  • "Our desire for peace will never cease" NNSC hosts annual Spring Reception

    Jun 5, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA BDE Public Affairs PANMUNJEOM, South Korea --The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission invited delegates and ambassadors from all over the world to join them in their annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone of the Joint Security Area in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16.

  • Does it ever make sense to shutdown Army manufacturing centers?

    Jun 5, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Anytime there is a significant pause in production at this Army-owned manufacturing center, reports are often prepared to alert higher headquarters of the incident that has stopped the critical manufacturing of weapon systems for our Soldiers. But not this week. The arsenal turned off its machines and office lights on June 4 to reinforce workplace safety.

  • Are you walking the talk?

    Jun 5, 2014

    While it is disheartening to hear stories of junior enlisted Soldiers making poor decisions and paying for them with their lives, it is demoralizing to hear stories of Army leaders who do the same. Odds are the behaviors demonstrated by these Soldiers -- even the leaders -- were not first-time occurrences, and someone else probably had the opportunity to observe the behaviors in action. What do leaders convey to their Soldiers when they act irresponsibly? Perhaps some of the young Soldiers' poor decisions were a result of messages received from their leaders' actions.

  • Questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 5, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Patti Tilson, manager of a safety and environmental team for the Federal Aviation Administration's Eastern Service, is the first intern profiled for this series

  • National Safety Month

    Jun 4, 2014

  • Instilling Soldiers' confidence in their weapon systems is a 200-year tradition at Watervliet

    Jun 3, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A call for fire initiates a thing of beauty called a "battle drill," as well-trained troops perform a series of tasks in an integrated and synchronized fluid motion. To an observer, this precision drill and sense of urgency to execute a mission is awe inspiring. But what is more inspiring is what cannot be seen ̶ a strong sense of confidence the Soldier, Marine, or Airman has in his weapon system that the gun will not fail them in the heat of battle.

  • Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'

    Jun 3, 2014

    Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.

  • SDDC logisticians: "It's all about options"

    May 30, 2014

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Logisticians in Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command are all about having "options" available when it comes to supporting Warfighters and getting equipment to them when they need it, wherever they are.

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