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  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Congressmen, Army break ground at future R&D hangar site

    Apr 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (April 17, 2014) -- Congressmen, U.S. Army senior executive service members and other military officials gathered at the Joint Base's Lakehurst section for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of a future Army research and development aircraft hangar April 11.

  • Watervliet earns SecArmy safety award for third time in four years

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced April 17, 2014, that it was named the winner of the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award for Industrial Operations for fiscal year 2013.

  • ACC's new history library open for business

    Apr 16, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Gen. George Patton said, "To be a successful Soldier, you must know history."

  • Fiscal 2013 SA/CSA safety award winners announced

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2013 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff safety awards.

  • AMC Commander travels to Pacific, emphasizes AMC's role

    Apr 16, 2014

    As the Army shifts its focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Army Materiel Command assets there continue to support commanders and warfighters. During a recent nine day visit to installations across the Pacific Command area of operations, AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via visited local National, Defense, Army and AMC organizations in Korea, Hawaii and Washington.

  • Ultimate Warriors earn titles

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 16, 2014) -- Four Soldiers from various CASCOM subordinate elements were honored as victors Wednesday during the Ultimate Warrior Competition Awards Ceremony held at the Dickerson Auditorium on the Army Logistics University campus.

  • Sustainment drill develops strategic understanding, relationships

    Apr 16, 2014

    Military logistics leaders and stakeholders from across the Pacific theater met at Pearl Harbor April 11 for an event designed to improve coordination, synchronization and assessment of sustainment requirements for future contingencies in the region.

  • Today's Army arsenal: Heretics or simply smart advocates for change?

    Apr 15, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- If the Watervliet Arsenal's cannon makers from the 1800s saw what is happening today at their arsenal would they proclaim that today's machinists are "heretics" or would they be more generous in their thoughts?

  • Army Sustainment Command graduates 5 Soldiers in Tactical Combatives Course

    Apr 15, 2014

    A graduation ceremony was held April 11 at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Physical Fitness Center to acknowledge the recent graduates. The two-week (80 hours) Tactical Combatives Course deals with "more striking, more of the advanced kicking, ground fighting, close quarters combat, clearing rooms and vehicular extraction," said Sgt. 1st Class David Stephenson, course instructor.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Green Initiative Day set for Saturday

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Jackson will celebrate Earth Day a few days early with a "Big Day Out" Saturday.

  • CASCOM top sustainers test skills, take first steps toward top Army titles

    Apr 10, 2014

    Ten Soldiers from Combined Arms Support Command units near and far gathered at Fort Lee, Va., for a week-long competitive throw-down known as "Ultimate Warrior," an annual combined Soldier skills event.

  • ASC CG addresses local business execs, government officials

    Apr 8, 2014

    The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast for local business executives and government officials where Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of U.S. Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., spoke about the way ahead for RIA at an iWireless Center conference room in Moline, Ill., April 4.

  • ASC command team hosts mayors from Quad Cities area

    Apr 4, 2014

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of Rock Island Arsenal, hosted mayors from the Quad Cities area for a working lunch at RIA, Ill., April 2.

  • Army arsenal announces $6.7M in new contracts, bringing total to more than $18M in the last 60 days

    Apr 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (April 2, 2014) -- The Watervliet Arsenal announced today that is has received two contracts worth more than $6.7 million to provide the U.S. Army with 39 120 mm tank barrels and inspection services for 500 120 mm Stryker mortar barrels. With today's announcement, the arsenal has in the last 60 days received more than $18 million in new orders.

  • CASCOM hosts senior Army civilians

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a March 31 visit by members of the Department of the Army Senior Executive Service who represent the major departments responsible for logistics, training, technology, financial and business management.

  • ASC touts capabilities, achievements to AMC leadership at roundtable

    Apr 2, 2014

  • Driver safety lessons stick through enforcement, practice

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP PARKS, Calif. -- Skills are often lost when not used on a daily basis. For this reason the 1st Regiment 363rd Combat Support/Combat Service Support Training Battalion focuses its training on HMMWV's with drivers training and troop leading procedures.

  • WAREX 2014 equips Soldiers for combat deployments

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Warrior Exercise 86-14-02 gathers Army Reserve units from across the nation here to reinforce warrior tasks and training from March 22 through April 11. "The idea of the WAREX is that Army Reserve Soldiers are able to come to Ft. McCoy and increase their functional capabilities," said Brig. Gen. George Thompson, 86th Training Division commanding general. "If they were to deploy, they would be able to do what the Army has trained them to do and support that combatant commander in theatre."

  • Hon. Shyu and Gen. Via tour 402nd AFSB in Kuwait

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Hon. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) and Army acquisition executive, along with Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general, Army Materiel Command and AMC's Command Sgt. Major James Sims, visited the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade locations in Kuwait and Qatar March 16.

  • How do Soldiers communicate these days?

    Apr 1, 2014

    Communication: a two-way street

  • CASCOM recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 1, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham, Sr., CASCOM and Fort Lee command sergeant major, signed a proclamation designating the official start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1.

  • Community thanks CASCOM for volunteer support at schools

    Mar 31, 2014

    The Chesterfield County School Board hosted a yearly recognition breakfast March 28 for businesses and community organizations, who volunteer in support of the public school system. The Combined Arms Support Command was named the 2014 Community Partner of the Year in support of schools. CASCOM connects Fort Lee Soldiers with schools through activities that include mentoring, physical fitness initiatives, leadership development programs and playground and school track improvements.

  • TTC Knox impresses CASCOM quality assurance team

    Mar 30, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Scott Milward didn't know what to expect after a two person quality assurance team from Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee Va., conducted an accreditation assessment of the Unit Supply Specialist reclassification course at 8th/104th Quartermaster Battalion, 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division, Fort Knox Ky., March 17-20, 2014.

  • Interoperability improves units' fire support operations

    Mar 28, 2014

    CHEORWON, South Korea -- The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea March 24-28.

  • Army manufacturer seeks to raise its quality, confidence of infantrymen

    Mar 25, 2014

    Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., recently announced that it was bringing on line more than $26 million of new or enhanced manufacturing capability this fiscal year. Part of this enhanced capability involves improving the arsenal's quality control.

  • Picatinny aims for green with new type of primary explosive

    Mar 21, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (March 21, 2014) -- One day, during a tough, live-fire training, an infantryman fires his mortar and the round is on target--an event which announces itself with flame and thunder.

  • Shincheon River Clean-up

    Mar 21, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division joined citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea in the annual Shincheon River Clean-up March 21, 2014. U.S. Soldiers and members of the community worked side-by-side to make a positive impact on the environment while continuing to build strong relationships with each other. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, 2nd Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Mayor Oh Sea-chang, Dongducheon city mayor, were the guest speakers for the event. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Warrior Citizen tackles competition, saves lives

    Mar 21, 2014

    Knowing how to save a fellow Soldier's life in combat is one thing Sgt. Aaron Cooper is trained to do, and he uses these Army skills daily to save the lives of strangers in Wisconsin.

  • Lifeblood of the Army: NCO leads Bondsteel's fueling operations

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fuel is the lifeblood of military operations and the job of controlling fueling operations is a vital one. As noncommissioned officer in charge of all fuel at Camp Bondsteel, U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Dafney-Pressley recognizes the impact that her trade has on missions. Every day, she toils in the morning sun, ensuring fuel operations on the camp are nothing less than perfect. If not, equipment, vehicles and human lives could be at risk.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldier's 'biggest hero' receives Medal of Honor

    Mar 20, 2014

    March 18, 2014, was a day unlike any other day for Sgt. 1st Class Frederick Hinton from U.S. Army Africa's Logistics Directorate. It's the day President Barack Obama awarded his biggest hero, who just happens to be his uncle, retired Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, the Medal of Honor.

  • 'Dog Face' Soldiers conquer culinary competition to earn top prize

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- For those in the military food service profession, few retirement gifts can rival that of a shiny piece of hardware with an inscription that partly reads "Installation of the Year."

  • Power brokers: generator repair Soldiers critical to supporting remote military missions

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- At an Army field site, it becomes as inconspicuous as the sounds of trees rustling in the wind or birds chirping.

  • Turning base camp waste into energy

    Mar 19, 2014

    One 150-person base camp in Afghanistan can produce as much as 1,000 pounds of solid waste a day. The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center would like to turn a negative into a positive, and solve another problem simultaneously, by converting that waste into energy that could help power U.S. base camps overseas.

  • Benét Labs' mortar redesign to help infantrymen become more lethal, safer

    Mar 19, 2014

    No sooner than a new mortar system is fielded, Infantrymen demand that it be made better in regards to extended range, increased lethality or capability, and reduced weight. This triggers the entire Army research community, from those who improve the lethality of ammunition to those who design the delivery system, to work on parallel and converging fields of science to achieve a common goal.

  • AFSBn-Afghanistan LARs save money, time in keeping aircraft operational, mission ready

    Mar 19, 2014

    Soldiers in Afghanistan rely heavily upon multiple types of aircraft to provide ground combat support and sustain them in the field. Thanks to Logistics Assistance Representatives, aircraft maintenance issues are being worked to keep the aircraft operational and mission ready.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Best Warrior Competition day one

    Mar 18, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an Army Physical Fitness Test and written exam for the Best Warrior Competition day one on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2014.The APFT is comprised of a two minute push up event, two minute sit-up event and a two mile run. The Best Warrior competition is a four day event where Soldiers are tested physically, mentally, and in the areas of land navigation, warrior tasks and battle drills, and a formal board. This event showcases Soldiers and demonstrates 210th FA Bde."Fight Tonight" spirit. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released). To download these high-quality photos and others from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/13233332264/

  • New leadership at the 94th Training Division as Brig. Gen. Cornett retires

    Mar 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Mar. 16, 2014) -- Col. Steven W. Ainsworth assumed command of The 94th Training Division (FS), replacing Brig. Gen. Don. Cornett, Jr., during a Change of Command ceremony at Soldier's Field House.

  • 401st AFSB officer practices bass fishing at Bagram Airfield

    Mar 18, 2014

    A 3rd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade Soldier hones his fishing skills at Bagram Airfield with a retirement goal of being a professional bass angler and helping other warriors.

  • Culinary training event results announced

    Mar 17, 2014

    Although the 39th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experience that more than 200 food service professionals gained will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the Armed Forces. The event featured 465 judged entries, which made the gathering of culinarians the leading training opportunity for military chefs.

  • Army studies using technology to improve logistics

    Mar 14, 2014

    A National Research Council committee studying ways to reduce the size of the Army's logistical demands met with Research, Development and Engineering Command experts recently to look at technologies that may help the Army reach that goal.

  • 403rd AFSB tests capabilities in Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises

    Mar 14, 2014

    The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade participated extensively during the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 14 exercises from Feb. 23 to March 6 at Camp Henry, Republic of Korea.

  • RIA first responders save lives on/off the island

    Mar 14, 2014

    Rock Island Arsenal's fire department sits across Rodman Avenue from the Army Sustainment Command headquarters and houses the men, women and equipment responsible for emergency first response on the island.

  • Signal Soldiers take back satellite communications on mountaintop for combat exercise

    Mar 13, 2014

    Soldiers from the Maintenance Support Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, conducted a simulated-combat training mission during the 2014 Key Resolve exercise at the Madison Site near Seoul, South Korea on March 4.

  • Energy expert reveals simple, low/no-cost energy habits to save millions

    Mar 13, 2014

    Lyman Parkhurst, a Sain Engineering Associates inspector who regularly visits Army installations as part of Installation Management Command's annual Energy and Awareness Conservation Assessments, visited USAG Ansbach in late January and revealed simple, low/no-cost energy habit changes community members can make that could be saving millions of dollars.

  • Sons of Sudan reunited at Army Logistics University

    Mar 13, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 13, 2014) -- A coincidence is when two related events occur at the same place or time. A miracle is a circumstance that defies explanation and is usually associated with divine intervention.

  • Anniston Army Depot to modify Army M4 carbines

    Mar 13, 2014

    In October 2013, Anniston Army Depot began gearing up to modify M4 carbines throughout the U.S. Army.

  • Mission to Afghanistan proves versatility of SDDC operations

    Mar 13, 2014

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command personnel assigned to the SDDC Dubai Detachment and 840th Transportation Battalion recently supported the first airlift of Class I cargo via an Air Force C-17 aircraft from Dubai to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

  • Tobyhanna lands Gray Eagle Ground Control Station repairs

    Mar 12, 2014

    The Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy have named Tobyhanna the Depot Source of Repair for the Gray Eagle, or MQ-1C, Unmanned Aircraft System Ground Control Stations.

  • New Army Quartermaster Museum exhibits feature riggers, laundry specialties

    Mar 12, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 13, 2014The new Quartermaster Museum Aerial Delivery and Field Service exhibit was unveiled at a grand opening ceremony March 6.

  • 20 military chefs compete for culinary titles, Armed Forces Chef of Year

    Mar 11, 2014

    More than 200 military chefs descended upon Fort Lee, Va., March 8, 2014, for the 39th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event, and 20 entered their kitchens March 9, 2014, to compete for bragging rights as the 2014 Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

  • Director of the Army Staff learns about food service training

    Mar 11, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command welcomed Lt. Gen. William T. Grisoli, Director of the Army Staff, for a visit to the Quartermaster School's Joint Culinary Center of Excellence March 10.

  • AFSBn-Hood Soldiers tour AAFES distribution center in Waco, Texas

    Mar 11, 2014

    Members of a Brigade Logistics Support Team that supports the Army Field Support Battalion-Hood, Fort Hood, Texas, got an eyeful on how another big, successful franchise like the Army & Air Force Exchange Service conducts its logistics.

  • Director of the Army Staff learns about food service training

    Mar 11, 2014

  • Director of the Army Staff learns about food service training

    Mar 11, 2014

  • Director of the Army Staff learns about food service training

    Mar 11, 2014

  • Millions of reasons for this month's Arsenal Face of Strength

    Mar 6, 2014

    To anyone who has ever managed a household checkbook, they know the degree of difficulty of trying to account for the last few cents that is keeping them from achieving a balanced accounting. Now imagine the degree of difficulty when the account balance has a few more zeros, in this case $117 million worth of zeros. That is what the arsenal's budget was for fiscal year 2013.

  • Trans Team welcomes its first female regimental command sergeant major

    Mar 6, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 6, 2014) -- The Transportation Corps became the first of the Combined Arms Support Command's major elements to name a female to the position of regimental command sergeant major.

  • In the driver's seat: ground-breaker ready to move forward

    Mar 6, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 6, 2014) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia B. Howard is not trying to evade the issue. The first female Transportation Corps Regimental CSM knows what her achievement means to women and to a new generation of people who might see her selection as a towering sign of progress and hope on the road of gender equality.

  • Quartermaster Museum opens redesigned aerial delivery exhibit

    Mar 6, 2014

    The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum is home to the history of everything Quartermaster and on March 6, it officially opened the first of its redesigned and enhanced exhibits featuring the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department.

  • Reinvigorating Sustainment Home Station Training

    Mar 4, 2014

    Technology will play a large role in a new initiative that will provide Soldiers with training products and tools to improve operational readiness.

  • Sustainment's role in strategic landpower

    Mar 4, 2014

    For strategic landpower to be effective, sustainers must h­ave an active role in its development and execution.

  • How financial management is integral to mission command

    Mar 4, 2014

    Following this guide to participating in the operations process ensures that a financial manager's command budget accurately portrays the commander's plan.

  • How modularity changed key developmental assignments for field-grade sustainers

    Mar 4, 2014

    A support operations officer position was once the preferred assignment for sustainer professional development, but modularity has changed the role of the brigade S-4, making it the more suitable slot for growth.

  • Distributing repair parts during decisive action training

    Mar 4, 2014

    Flow management of class IX (repair parts) is critical to sustaining combat power.

  • Processing financial liability investigations of property loss in a deployed sustainment brigade

    Mar 4, 2014

    Reporting property loss in a deployed environment presents a number of unique challenges, especially to sustainment brigades.

  • Retrograde operations: planning and execution

    Mar 4, 2014

    This article offers suggestions for how to organize and conduct retrograde operations.

  • Strategic broadening: An opportunity for logisticians

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Chief of Staff of the Army Strategic Studies Group needs logisticians to provide a balanced view of both Army strategic capabilities and challenges.

  • The strategic implications of delivering U.S. meat to Soldiers and their families in Europe

    Mar 4, 2014

    This article details the interagency, international, and joint cooperation necessary to ensure meat products from the United States are available to U.S. forces overseas.

  • Army TMDE Utilization Study

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Army recently conducted a study that surveyed test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment usage, training, and workloads.

  • Enabling fleet management with CBM+

    Mar 4, 2014

    Condition-Based Maintenance Plus will improve the reliability and effectiveness of defense systems and components.

  • The 10 things you should know about CAISI and CSS VSAT

    Mar 4, 2014

    Knowing these things will help you make the most of the Army's sustainment information systems.

  • Rules for planning joint sustainment

    Mar 4, 2014

    Three rules make up the mental framework to help planners think through the joint planning process.

  • Sustaining the force forward

    Mar 4, 2014

    Logistics company commanders plan and execute realistic training that prepares their units to be part of a ready, relevant strategic landpower force.

  • Vietnam experience inspires veteran to create overnight delivery company

    Feb 28, 2014

    During his wartime service, Fred Smith was impressed with the effectiveness of wartime logistics and Marine Corps leadership values. He thought he might be able to use some of that experience to build a successful business in the civilian sector.

  • Army recognizes innovative environmental practices, partnerships

    Feb 10, 2014

    One ammunition plant, three installations, and three environmental teams recognized for their outstanding environmental and sustainability program achievements with Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards for fiscal year 2013. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards represent the highest honor in the field of environmental science and sustainability conferred by the Army.

  • AMC leader's visit to research lab gives insight into leap-ahead technologies

    Feb 10, 2014

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, visited the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Feb. 7, 2014, to gain a deeper understanding of the research that is being conducted at the lab in support of Soldiers today, and those who will don the nation's uniform well into the future.

  • Dinwiddie native becomes senior CASCOM NCO

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham, Sr., as the command�'s top noncommissioned officer during an assumption of responsibility ceremony Feb. 7.

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar uses Lean Six Sigma to expedite retrograde

    Feb 6, 2014

    When Lt. Col. Roy Speaks put together a Lean Six Sigma team to look at the Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard operations soon after taking command, his goal was simple: better, faster, and more efficient. Now, six months and several projects later, the battalion's operations have transformed into a leaner, more cost-conscious set of processes better capable to meet the logistical needs of the Army.

  • Fort Lee spouse earns USO volunteer of the year award

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- A Fort Lee family member was recognized Jan. 25 as a United Service Organization Volunteer of the Year.

  • U.S. Army Europe to undergo logistic system upgrade

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is undergoing a logistics upgrade that is replacing outdated Army logistics programs used to order supplies, manage equipment maintenance and account for property.

  • Tooele stores C4 3rd sate motors

    Feb 6, 2014

    Tooele Army Depot, Ammunition Operations, received a 3rd stage C4 rocket motor from Camp Navajo, Arizona for storage.

  • FORSCOM unit takes annual SECDEF maintenance award

    Feb 6, 2014

    A FORSCOM unit was named the winner of the Annual Secretary of Defense "Phoenix" Award for excellence in unit or field-level maintenance! Representatives of Delta Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C., were presented with the unit award during a ceremony, Feb. 5, in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.

  • Go for the Green

    Feb 5, 2014

    For many years, the green-amber-red model has been a staple of military planning. It's the way we express readiness -- both visually and verbally -- for everything from budgets to training to real-time operations. And, in describing our status on risk management and safety, it's also very useful.

  • Tobyhanna supports anti-IED systems

    Feb 4, 2014

    Jason Hamilton, an electronics mechanic at Tobyhanna Army Depot, reassembles a Duke primary unit. The Duke is a counter improvised explosive device (IED) system that jams frequencies to neutralize the threat of IEDs.

  • Insight on Army Operational Energy

    Feb 4, 2014

    Interview with COL Shelia Faye J-McClaney, Chief of Operational Energy for the U.S. Army G-4.

  • Adding value to an organization can be from a "power of one"

    Feb 3, 2014

    In an era of sequestration or what is commonly known in the Department of Defense as a period of fiscal uncertainty, one can anticipate a very competitive spirit to rise within the Army as each organization will fight for their piece of the defense budget pie. What is interesting about Benét Labs is that the workforce seems to get it. The "it" being is that the workforce understands that they must increase their organization's value to the Army in everything they do. And so, along comes Ryan Rousseau, a mechanical engineering technician, who recently stepped up to the challenge to enhance Benét Lab's value and by doing so, has saved the Army nearly $150,000.

  • Difficult manufacturing environment has arsenal anxiously awaiting new fiscal guidance

    Feb 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Last month, the President signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the U.S. government through September. Before the workforce gets too giddy, however, not all required funding will be obtained by the Army and as a result, major Army staffs, organizations, and installations, such as the Watervliet Arsenal, anxiously wait for detailed funding guidance.

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

    More than 50 U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles rolled into the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week as the final shipment of the European Activity Set.

  • Boldly Transforming Leadership Development

    Jan 31, 2014

    What makes good leaders? And what is the best way to develop them? These are the questions with which U.S. Army Cadet Command wrestles as it changes its development models. Improving the curriculum, changing the way it is delivered and taught, and teaching Cadets how to think, not what to think, is a formula Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command, said he thinks will successfully develop well-rounded leaders of character.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC unveils new National Guard ambulance

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois, rolled out the newest Humvee ambulance, Tuesday.

  • Ordnance School commander earns first star

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- Fort Lee's newest general celebrated his promotion with family, friends and fellow Soldiers during a ceremony Friday in the high bay of Hatcher Hall on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Upcoming military culinary competition to be scaled back but more robust

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- The Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event has built a reputation for good food, good training and a healthy dose of competitiveness among its participants.

  • Fort Lee starts second phase of $200 million AIT barracks project

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- Work has begun on phase two of a three-phase renovation and construction project for the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade.

  • U.S., Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Canadian Army has enlisted the help of Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., engineers to evaluate the life-span of their World War II-era C3 Howitzer.

  • Army Materiel Command's Commanding General Visits Holston Army Ammunition Plant

    Jan 28, 2014

    Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits, tours Holston Army Ammunition Plant.

  • Detroit Arsenal Family Represents at National Competition

    Jan 28, 2014

    A family from the Detroit Arsenal was recently selected as a top five finalist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Triple Play Family Fit Challenge in Venice Beach, Calif. Jan. 10-12.

  • 2ID soldiers deliver charcoal during GPO charity event

    Jan 27, 2014

    Forward deployed soldiers experience what it's like giving to the less fortunate community.

  • Rock Island Arsenal observes MLK Jr. Day

    Jan 27, 2014

    At Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, an observance was held Jan. 23 to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It's a day to remember the iconic civil rights leader and minister remembered for preaching freedom, justice, and equality for all people of the United States.

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