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

    Oct 8, 2015

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

  • Watervliet Arsenal's apprenticeship: Oh, what a wonderful burden to have

    Oct 7, 2015

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

  • Conserving Energy and Lighting Arifjan

    Oct 7, 2015

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

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

    Oct 7, 2015

  • Watervliet Arsenal Newsletter: The Salvo

    Oct 6, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of September 2015.

  • Company trains on new fuel and water equipment

    Oct 6, 2015

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

  • Army modernizes vehicle logistics

    Oct 6, 2015

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

  • Tapping the sun: Building resilience by going solar

    Oct 6, 2015

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

    Oct 1, 2015

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

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

    Sep 30, 2015

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

  • Food service specialist: Stomach of the JRTC operations

    Sep 30, 2015

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

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

    Sep 30, 2015

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

  • Employees Move Up Career Ladder With Advice From Leaders

    Sep 30, 2015

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

  • ASC leader connects with local students

    Sep 29, 2015

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

  • Three unrelated problems - one cost effective, ecofriendly solution

    Sep 24, 2015

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

  • Team Shares Leadership Lessons Learned

    Sep 23, 2015

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

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

    Sep 21, 2015

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

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

    Sep 21, 2015

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

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

    Sep 21, 2015

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

  • Harnessing the power: Army civilian supports Air Force radar

    Sep 21, 2015

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

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

    Sep 21, 2015

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

  • 599th Trans moves engineer cargo throughout Pacific

    Sep 21, 2015

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

  • AMC Commander visits Europe

    Sep 16, 2015

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

  • AMCOM First Sergeant Retiring In 'Awesome' Community

    Sep 16, 2015

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

  • 20th CBRNE EOD techs defuse explosive devices

    Sep 16, 2015

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

  • Under secretary visits Cav Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2015

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

  • US, Hungarian paratroopers conduct combined emergency deployment exercise

    Sep 16, 2015

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

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

    Sep 15, 2015

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

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

    Sep 15, 2015

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

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

    Sep 11, 2015

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

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

    Sep 9, 2015

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

  • Cav finance Troopers assist ADA with redeployment

    Sep 9, 2015

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

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

    Sep 1, 2015

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

  • The need to expand training and education on nonstandard logistics

    Aug 31, 2015

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

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

    Aug 31, 2015

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

  • Defining analytics and its supporting role in military logistics intelligence

    Aug 31, 2015

    To improve organizational learning and decision-making, Army logisticians should view analytics as part of the broader perspective of evidenced-based management, or what the authors call, military logistics intelligence.

  • An expeditionary mindset: Ready for anything

    Aug 31, 2015

    The Army needs a well-planned and well-executed logistics leader development campaign in order to develop an expeditionary mindset.

  • Four keys to forward support company success at JRTC

    Aug 31, 2015

    Forward support companies should consider these training and procedure recommendations to prepare for a Joint Readiness Training Center rotation.

  • The Army Logistics University leverages expertise through cross-cohort training

    Aug 31, 2015

    The Army Logistics University provides Basic Officer Leader Course students with the opportunity to work directly with noncommissioned officers and warrant officers as part of their training.

  • Overcoming the anxiety of the defense CBRNE response force mission

    Aug 31, 2015

    The 1st Support Maintenance Company prepared for its defense CBRNE response force mission using sergeant's training time and by adding CBRNE tasks to regular duties.

  • Estimating force structure manpower and MHE capabilities

    Aug 31, 2015

    Transaction-based models help Army units determine the requirements needed to accomplish the mission.

  • Trained and ready logistics forces

    Aug 31, 2015

    The Army had to work hard to develop logistics force training and readiness at its current levels. The next challenge will be to maintain these levels of training and readiness.

  • Multinational logistics interoperability

    Aug 31, 2015

    Communication, cooperation, and equipment compatibility are the keys to multinational task force logistics support.

  • Be realistic: A model for home-station training

    Aug 31, 2015

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade leveraged partnerships and technology to create realistic home-station training environments for its units.

  • Developing a multinational logistics common operational picture

    Aug 31, 2015

    When developing a multinational logistics common operational picture in a decisive action training environment, logisticians must consider four essential elements.

  • Supporting engineers in action

    Aug 31, 2015

    A forward support troop rehearsed how to sustain its regimental engineer squadron during a decisive action training event.

  • Training solutions for Army National Guard sustainers

    Aug 31, 2015

    The Sustainment Training Center provides practical technical and tactical training for all types of National Guard sustainment Soldiers.

  • Opening Doors: Bondsteel Soldiers prepare Kosovo teens for English certification test

    Aug 28, 2015

    Language is a key to opening metaphorical doors that can lead to higher education, opportunities to travel, or a greater understanding of the world. Connecticut Army National Guard Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, out of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, are reaching out to the youths of Ferizaj, Kosovo, and helping them prepare to pass the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language test.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • Army Reserve brigade exchange ideas with Canadian counterparts

    Aug 27, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Sgt. 1st Class John Reyes' passion for teaching was evident during the two weeks he spent at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in New Brunswick, Canada. Although he was there to observe and advise, Reyes could not resist giving on-the-spot instruction to students training to be military engineers. For example, while the students were setting up Mobile Floating Bridges and rafts, similar to the U.S. Army's Improved Ribbon Bridge, he offered some quick safety tips, which they adopted.

  • Historic arsenal has historic visit by first female major general of NC's Army National Guard

    Aug 26, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Even in today's defense manufacturing centers there remains an imbalance in the ratio of women to men, but for one brief moment on August 25 at the Watervliet Arsenal that all changed as the Arsenal hosted Maj. Gen. Elizabeth D. Austin.

  • Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight

    Aug 21, 2015

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sebastian Rivas, a native of Georgia and a maintenance test pilot from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, is one of those Soldiers.

  • Researchers try to find light in the darkest of moonless nights

    Aug 19, 2015

    Benét Laboratories, which is located on the Army's Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together about 20 of the nation's experts in a field of research, which involves a relatively new material called black silicon. If application follows research, black silicon should provide a better life for mankind and for Soldiers.

  • Gunnery sergeant sets the bar, becomes Lee's first Marine Master Instructor

    Aug 17, 2015

    Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Lemus became the first Marine on Fort Lee to achieve Master Instructor certification Aug. 4. Lemus, a machinist instructor Marine Corps Detachment here, earned the certification in less than three years. He said that he did it for the junior Marines he instructs, as much as for himself.

  • "Renegades" maintain readiness through 21st TSC G6 support

    Aug 14, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany-- Signal Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade's 504th Brigade Signal Company supported a 10-day 21st Theater Sustainment Command communications exercise that displayed the unit's unique ability to deploy their strategic communications assets.

  • 16th Special Troops Battalion maintains ready arsenal

    Aug 14, 2015

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany-- Soldiers from 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, completed an extensive range week using their newly requisitioned weapon systems at the Baumholder training area from July 20-24.

  • CASCOM, Fort Lee welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 13, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 13, 2015) -- Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams -- a 32-year Quartermaster Corps officer with extensive experience in logistical support for deployed troops -- assumed the title of commanding general for CASCOM and Fort Lee during a mid-morning ceremony Friday on Sgt. Seay Field outside of Mifflin Hall.

  • 3rd Quartermaster General honored with monument dedication

    Aug 13, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Ronald Kirklin, the 53rd Quartermaster General, delivered a heart-felt speech to the General Society Sons of the Revolution and the Valley Forge community highlighting the life and remarkable military career of Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, the Army's 3rd Quartermaster General.

  • Abrams takes charge of FORSCOM as Milley departs to become 39th Army Chief of Staff

    Aug 10, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 10, Monday, as his predecessor, Gen. Mark A. Milley, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to become the 39th chief of staff of the Army.

  • Watervliet Arsenal, Public-Private Partnership's Capabilities Deemed to be Ship-shape

    Aug 6, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal and Electralloy announced this month that forging operations at the Watervliet facility have been certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to produce stainless steel forgings for marine applications. The Arsenal and Electralloy have been working together since 2013 in a public-private partnership.

  • New commander takes charge of Fort Huachuca during July 31 ceremony

    Aug 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Two major generals assumed new roles during a change of command ceremony on Fort Huachuca's historic Brown Parade Field July 31, 2015, before a crowd of hundreds of people.

  • Fort Sill logisticians battle for best squad

    Aug 6, 2015

    Sixty-six Soldiers in 11 squads competed in the 100th Brigade Support Battalion's first Best Squad Competition July 28-30.

  • Soldiers suit up for Spirit of America

    Aug 6, 2015

    On Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, historic military uniforms, weaponry and music are abundant. In preparation of the 2015 Spirit of America tour, the Soldiers-turned-re-enactors filled the historic military uniform warehouse July 30 for a costume fitting.

  • Globally Responsive Logistics

    Aug 3, 2015

    This article serves as a guide to help sustainers understand the complexities of distribution and materiel management, which are the two most challenging realms of defense supply chain management.

  • TF Warhammer Forge hosts 16th Sustainment Bde leaders, assembles FARP

    Aug 3, 2015

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- Soldiers from Task Force Warhammer Forge in Romania assembled and disassembled a Forward Arming and Refueling Point at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base for Atlantic Resolve-South.

  • 702nd EOD hones readiness via urban training

    Aug 3, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Soldiers of the 702nd Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) conducted platoon level Field Training Exercise July 13-15 at the Urban Operations Site at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The quarterly focus for 702nd was readiness in irregular warfare, which led to the training of hand entry techniques, Improvised Explosive Devices, and dismounted operations on Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • Health and nutrition program enhancing ARSOF Soldiers from the inside

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Special Operations Forces are regarded as the Army's elite fighting force, armed with some of the best warriors this nation has to offer. The Army invests time, money and resources into training these select individuals to become masters of their craft. However, given the potential hazards of the daily lives of Special Operations Forces, the Army decided to test a new fitness, health and nutrition program tailored to their fitness and nutritional needs.

  • 16th Special Troops Battalion Updates Its Arsenal

    Aug 3, 2015

    Soldiers from 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, completed an extensive range week using their newly requisitioned weapon systems July 20-24. Troops fired MK-19 grenade launchers, M2 .50-caliber machine guns, and M4 rifles throughout the week to maintain the battalion's mission readiness.

  • Darlington replaces Wills as top noncommissioned officer of 80th Training Command

    Aug 2, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills handed the senior noncommissioned officer duties of the 80th Training Command (TASS), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, over to Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Aug. 2, 2015.

  • DLA Distribution Anniston names new DCO

    Jul 31, 2015

    Guy Taylor was chosen as DLA Distribution Anniston's new deputy commander earlier this month. This is the second Defense Logistics Agency post for Taylor, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces non-commissioned officer.

  • Legion of Merit for 401st AFSB command team

    Jul 30, 2015

    The Legion of Merit was awarded to Col. Matthew J. Ferguson, 401st Army Field Support Brigade commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Wendy A. Robinson, 401st AFSB command sergeant major, during an awards ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. Kevin G. O'Connell, Army Sustainment Command commanding general, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait July 16.

  • Army manufacturing centers don't shut down, do they? Not at Watervliet.

    Jul 30, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (July 2015) -- Long days, 90-degree heat, and no wind -- yes, it must be time for the Arsenal's annual shutdown week. But it should be self-evident that calling an intense maintenance and safety surge is anything from a shutdown.

  • Fort Lee family finds niche in volunteer work

    Jul 30, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 30, 2015) -- The Loden family has been volunteering at Army Community Service events for more than 14 years.

  • Change of command, responsibility and mission for 401st AFSB

    Jul 30, 2015

    One ceremony encompassed a change of command, change of responsibility and change of mission for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade on Jul. 16.

  • Building readiness and expeditionary responsiveness of divisions and corps

    Jul 30, 2015

    We will build readiness in our tactical formations by better leveraging Materiel Management and Distribution Management capabilities in our sustainment units. Recent changes to home-station alignments involving Expeditionary Sustainment Commands and Sustainment Brigades offer an opportunity to dramatically improve delivery of sustainment effects at the division and corps levels.

  • 21st TSC hosts USAREUR CG for logistical TTX

    Jul 29, 2015

    The commanding generals of U.S. Army Europe and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command received an overview of theater logistics operations and planning from key subordinate leaders and subject matter experts during a logistical "table-top exercise" held July 27 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers' expertise in high demand at Army manufacturing center

    Jul 23, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Not since 9/11 has the Watervliet Arsenal had U.S. troops deploy to support its operations, until now, as nine personnel from the U.S. Army Reserve's 305th Engineer Facility Detachment from Staten Island deployed here July 13-24 to do critical support work.

  • Task Force Talon Soldiers honor Veterans during Guam Liberation Day Parade

    Jul 23, 2015

    For most Americans July 21 is just another day in the middle of summer, but for Americans on the US territory of Guam it is the island-wide holiday called "Liberation Day". This holiday is held in recognition of the day that the Battle of Guam began, 71 years ago, to free the island from the oppressive Imperial Japanese occupation during World War II. This year's holiday held extra meaning for the Soldiers of Task Force Talon, 94th Army air and Missile Defense Command, since it was the first time the unit participated in Liberation Day activities since deploying to Guam over two years ago.

  • CASCOM hosts Congressman, Florida delegation to discuss credentialing

    Jul 22, 2015

    Congressman David W. Jolly, Florida 13th District, paid a visit to the Combined Arms Support Command here July 17 and was taken on a tour of its schools and the surrounding installation. The visit provided insight into the curriculum, technology and techniques used to train logistics Soldiers and the credentialing opportunities available to them.

  • Renegades retrograde efforts include ammunition disposal

    Jul 21, 2015

    Soldiers from the 389th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, (Expeditionary), cover many facets of the current sustainment and retrograde mission in Afghanistan. Supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel allows the battalion to perfect its operations, hone its logistical skills and garner the valuable experience that only a deployed Soldier receives.

  • Museum exhibit examines U.S. Army uniforms

    Jul 16, 2015

    FORT Lee, Va. (July 16, 2015) -- Over a year in the making, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum opened a permanent exhibit July 8 chronicling military dress from 19th century attire to more functional uniforms of the 21st century.

  • Oordnance Corps welcomes new chief

    Jul 16, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 16, 2015) -- Brig. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan took charge of the Ordnance Corps and School during an assumption of command ceremony Friday on Whittington Field, Ordnance Campus. He is the 39th Chief of Ordnance.

  • EOD team returns from Kosovo tour

    Jul 16, 2015

    Eleven 763rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company Soldiers, were honored at a welcome-home gathering July 13 on Fort Leonard Wood. The platoon recently returned from Kosovo.

  • Sharpsten takes command of 'Sustainers'

    Jul 14, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Sharpsten assumed command of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command during a change of command ceremony, July 10, at the 3rd ESC Headquarters.

  • Hawaii-based troops set to provide critical HR support to CENTCOM

    Jul 13, 2015

    More than 50 Hawaii-based human resource Soldiers were recognized during a deployment ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will support operations in the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Army's Industrial Base leaders meet to improve Soldier support, quality

    Jul 9, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- After nearly 15 years of sustained support to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 20 leaders from the Army's industrial base converged on the Watervliet Arsenal on July 8 to discuss how best to support our Army as it prepares for the next unpredictable crisis. The purpose of this gathering was to bring together key program managers for the Army's ground combat systems together with select leadership from the Army's arsenals and depots to discuss cost, schedules, and above all, quality, said Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr., the Arsenal commander.

  • Data-driven logistics: Not just another computer system

    Jul 7, 2015

    Merging our supply, maintenance, and property accountability systems into GCSS-Army will give us a consolidated picture that enables better-informed decisions.

  • Logistics in motion: Supporting the march to the Rhine

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Army logisticians fed, clothed, and supported a quarter of a million combat-weary Soldiers as they marched to the Rhine River after World War I.

  • Getting back to the basics

    Jul 7, 2015

    The 330th Transportation Battalion planned and executed a home-station field training exercise to prepare for expeditionary warfare.

  • The enhanced speed bag system

    Jul 7, 2015

    The enhanced speed bag system for helicopter resupply is a crucial development in aerial sustainment.

  • The simulation operations officer in a sustainment brigade

    Jul 7, 2015

    An FA57 simulation operations officer can significantly benefit a sustainment brigade that is preparing to deploy.

  • Watervliet machinists ship out to Fort Lee for 'basic' Army training

    Jul 7, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- The Secretary of the Army said before Congress last March, "Today and into the future, the Army must provide well-led and highly trained Soldiers organized into tailorable and scalable organizations that provide our Nation's leaders an array of options, both lethal and nonlethal, across the entire range of missions." The Arsenal has only one recommended modification to the Secretary's verbiage. "Today and into the future, the Army must provide well-led and highly trained Soldiers and 'Civilians' into tailorable and scalable organizations that provide our Nation's leaders an array of options..."

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • Family, faith, focus, resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

    Jul 7, 2015

    "I remember my boss telling me and looking excited, he said 'Jeremy, it's a great day to be an American!" said Maj. Jeremy Haynes, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, to the packed Fitch Auditorium at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 24. "What have you done for your country today, and before you open your mouth, drop and give me 10 push ups,' and that was the kind of guy Maj. Gen. [Harold] Greene was. He was filled with humor."

  • Fort Lee ACS earns perfect accreditation score

    Jul 2, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 2, 2015) -- The Army Community Service program here was recently recognized with a perfect accreditation score after an early June inspection.

  • Fort Lee to gain 1,900 AIT students as result of Fort Jackson school closing

    Jul 2, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 2, 2015) -- The Ordnance School's Wheel Maintenance Training Department is scheduled to accommodate a projected 1,900 additional Soldiers annually when the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School at Fort Jackson, S.C., closes its doors Sept. 30.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's June 2015 newsletter called: The Salvo

    Jul 1, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of June 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation supporting our troops since the War of 1812.

  • IRACH hosts inaugural LGBT observance, event a first for Fort Knox community

    Jul 1, 2015

    Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky, hosted its inaugural LGBT observance-- an event that was a first for the Knox community. The guest speaker was IRACH troop commander Maj. Rachel Wienke, accompanied by her wife Carmen Vega, an occupational therapist at the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Unit. She spoke about the many changes that have affected the couple over the last five years.

  • Eighth Army Unveils "Grab and Go" Canteen

    Jul 1, 2015

    When Eighth Army leaders were thinking of a method to help Soldiers refuel their bodies after morning physical training sessions, there were numerous issues that had to be solved. Among those challenges was the physical distance between Yongsan Garrison's single dining facility to the barracks that many single and unaccompanied Soldiers occupy.

  • Boganowski succeeds Geck as 800th LSB commander

    Jun 29, 2015

    MUSTANG Okla.---Soldiers and civilians of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade said farewell to Col. Howard C. W. Geck and welcomed Col. Bradly M. Boganowski as the new commander during a change of command ceremony here at the headquarters June 28, 2015.