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  • Adaptive logistics in Africa: Southern Accord 12

    Jan 13, 2014

    An exercise focused on humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, peacekeeping, and medevac operations.

  • Fort Bliss sustainment mission command

    Jan 13, 2014

    Fort Bliss is employing the sustainment mission command center concept to find solutions for executing rear area sustainment.

  • Mission-critical support for special operations forces

    Jan 13, 2014

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and contractors deliver logistics support to SOF in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Helping African Union Forces with peacekeeping operations in Somalia

    Jan 13, 2014

    AFRICOM has helped East African nations to confront their national security threats.

  • Accounting for government furnished property

    Jan 13, 2014

    This article addresses the government furnished property problem.

  • Enhancing self-sufficiency in Central Africa

    Jan 13, 2014

    Exercise Central Accord 13 helped Cameroon and surrounding nations bolster capabilities to support disaster response and peace by enhancing their logistics capacity and medical readiness.

  • Saving money by linking Avenger requirements with nonorganic support

    Jan 13, 2014

    When changes to the 101st Sustainment Brigade's manning reduced its ability to service Avengers, it looked to a nearby aviation support battalion for help--saving the Army money in the process.

  • Decisive action training environment preps lieutenants for future operations

    Jan 13, 2014

    The tactics team of the Basic Officer Leader Department at the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Va., created a field training exercise that incorporates the decisive action training environment, to teach junior logistics officers how to support in this environment.

  • Sustainment's next challenge: Strategic landpower

    Jan 13, 2014

    The Army, Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command have partnered to create the Office of Strategic Landpower to leverage their expertise within the human domain.

  • ASC CG, CSM tour Missouri ammunition plant

    Jan 13, 2014

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., toured facilities at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant located in Independence, Mo.

  • NY State VFW commander makes historic trip to historic arsenal

    Jan 10, 2014

    New York State Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Michael Pascal, who was elected state commander on June 15, 2013, was presented with 200 years of arsenal history during his first visit to this historic post Thursday.

  • AFSBn-Riley visits veterans during holiday season

    Jan 10, 2014

    Members of the Army Field Support Battalion-Riley, from Fort Riley, Kan., visited veterans Dec. 18 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Topeka, to share lunch and camaraderie with the men and women who served before them.

  • Sustainment Soldiers support troops through sling load operations

    Jan 9, 2014

    No matter what obstacles arise two riggers with Task Force Lifeliner make sure they successfully complete their daily mission with skill as sling load operators.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • Picatinny counters Unmanned Aircraft System threats

    Jan 7, 2014

    As the military use of Picatinny counters Unmanned Aircraft System threats has increased dramatically, including by entities that may pose a threat to the United States, scientists at Picatinny Arsenal are part of the effort to counter potential threats to U.S. armed forces by such systems.

  • Reusable Metrics

    Jan 6, 2014

    This article was originally published in the Oct. - Dec. 2013 issue of Army AL&T magazine. It explains standardized measures of performance framework which enables consistent assessment of Army network capability.

  • 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers deliver charcoal during local charity event

    Jan 1, 2014

    More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, delivered charcoal briquettes to less fortunate families in Dongducheon, South Korea, to support a charity event sponsored by Gyeonggi Province, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Guam Guard Soldiers depart Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2013

    Operation Enduring Freedom is quickly coming to a close for the Guam Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment. Task Force Guam's first wave of troops departed Afghanistan and will soon return to United States soil to commence a redeployment process.

  • 402nd AFSB personnel in Kuwait recognized by Army Sustainment Command CG for excellence

    Dec 27, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., was in Kuwait mid-December to check on 402nd Army Field Support Brigade personnel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and receive a command update.

  • Soldiers in Kuwait bond, mops up after biggest rainfall in 61 years

    Dec 27, 2013

    After hours of torrential rain overnight, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade personnel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, were greeted with an astonishing sight the morning of Nov. 19, 2013, -- flood waters of record proportion.

  • US Army Sustainment Command CG visits 405th AFSB in Germany

    Dec 26, 2013

    Maj. Gen John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade headquarters personnel Dec. 10-11.

  • Afghan Hand formed partnership works for Kandahar Airport

    Dec 24, 2013

    As a U.S. Navy officer who serves in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (AfPak) Hands program, Lt. Cmdr. Jared Asman is the go-to guy in many instances for problem solving and issue resolution. Conceived in 2009, the Hands program is formulated to assist International Security Assistance Forces in building a better long-term relationship with the Afghan and Pakistan people.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • DOD top logisticians visit 401st AFSB

    Dec 18, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The Honorable Alan F. Estevez, assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel readiness, and other Department of Defense logistics leaders visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's area of operations Dec. 14-15 to receive an update on current operations.

  • AMC opens another addition to workforce quality of life

    Dec 17, 2013

    A new quality of life facility opened at the Army Materiel Command headquarters Dec. 13.The opening comes a week after the command cut the ribbon on the Lakeside café, AMC and Army Security Assistance Command's new cafeteria. The Sustainer Grab-and-Go was unveiled during the Holiday Open House.

  • CASCOM hosts Congressman for training, quality of life visit

    Dec 17, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Congressman Bobby Scott, Virginia 3rd District, for a tour of its schools and the installation Dec. 16. The visit provided insight into the curriculum, technology and techniques used to train logistics Soldiers and showcased quality-of-life initiatives at the Home of Sustainment.

  • Picatinny employee recognized for acquisition excellence

    Dec 17, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Robert T. Kowalski, a business manager in the Program Executive Office for Ammunition, was honored Nov. 13 at the Pentagon for his contributions to the Army Acquisition Corps. Kowalski is business manager for the Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM MAS). He received a 2013 Army Acquisition Award in the category of Director, Acquisition Career Management Award.

  • Bringing Lots of Toys and Goodies in their Sleigh

    Dec 13, 2013

    Even though the troops didn't have any chimnies to drop down, a Caribou aircraft rained food and water over U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, advising their Afghan National Army counterparts at Forward Operating Base Naghlu Hi, to resupply their mission in the middle of the holiday season.

  • AMC remains relevant despite budget challenges

    Dec 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the first global town hall meeting since the conclusion of the government shutdown at the Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Dec. 9, 2013.

  • 1st Theater Sustainment Command: The Army's premier logistics unit right sizes Afghanistan

    Dec 12, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Maj. Gen. Kurt Stein, commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, emerges from a morning brief with his staff confident they are on track and set for a successful transition next year.

  • Flowing: water treatment specialist students train on tactical equipment

    Dec 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 12, 2013) -- The 92W Water Treatment Specialist Course is the longest of the Quartermaster School's advanced individual training areas of study. Thirteen weeks in duration, it has a sizable dose of classroom instruction but also features plenty of hands-on training.

  • One Army School System epitomizes component cohesiveness

    Dec 12, 2013

    After 31 years of service as a Warrior Citizen, Master Sgt. Goliath Singletary is not ready to retire because he is waiting for one thing...the 80th Training Command's transition from the Total Army School System to the One Army School System.

  • Major mission expansion brings jobs to Picatinny

    Dec 12, 2013

    Jobs are coming to Picatinny Arsenal as the U.S. Army plans to take on sustainment services that support the Army's Logistics Modernization Program.

  • Re-engineering the old for the new: Arsenal passes first article on M100 SDS

    Dec 11, 2013

    Project engineers Justin Lieber and Allen Dehaghani with Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Engineering and Technology have been re-engineering the fill line used for the sorbent fill for the M295 decontamination kits. This line is now being used to fill the larger M100 Sorbent Decontamination system.

  • 1st TSC railroad Soldiers provide mentoring to Afghan Railroad Authority

    Dec 10, 2013

    JOINT COMBAT OUTPOST, HAIRATAN, Afghanistan -- The 1st Theater Sustainment Command Afghan Rail Advisory team conducted a train, advise and assist mission by teaching a core railroad foundation documentation course to Afghan Railway Authority students Nov. 22, here.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • ANA use modern battlefield logistics to supply their force

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Afghan National Army (ANA) acquisitioned small arms ammunition from Coalition partners in the later part of August in Parwan province, Afghanistan. The transfer of ammunition was in response to a shortage in the southern regions of the country.

  • Operation RED DAWN nets Saddam Hussein

    Dec 6, 2013

    Ten years ago this week, the US Army captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein alive. The story of how he was located and captured is an intelligence success story. In an effort to highlight the intelligence aspects of this milestone event, the Intelligence Center of Excellence History Office has developed a five-minute video case study entitled: "The Capture of Saddam Hussein: Human Intelligence Out Front." The video can be accessed from the History Office located inside the MI Library on Fort Huachuca. The script of that video is excerpted here.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • Going green: Community gets hands-on with new transportation methods

    Dec 5, 2013

    Planning for the future with "greener" transportation for the Ozarks was the focus of Transportation Days Monday and Tuesday on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • BAMC logisticians log more than 130 years

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's logistical department will soon experience the loss of more than 130 years of combined service rendered by four professionals at the end of this year.

  • Coming down: Demolition begins at ANCDF

    Dec 5, 2013

    When construction of the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, or ANCDF, began in 1997 on the northern side of Anniston Army Depot, managers and employees knew the mission of demilitarizing the chemical munitions stored here would end some day.

  • BGAD Commander visits ANMC leadership, workforce

    Dec 5, 2013

    Col. Lee Hudson, commander of Blue Grass Army Depot, the higher headquarters of the Anniston Munitions Center, toured the center's operations Monday and Tuesday.

  • Small arms repairers proud to serve Soldiers through M14 overhaul

    Dec 5, 2013

    Scott Woody and Stephen Reed look forward to coming to work each day in the depot's Small Arms Repair Facility. For them, overhauling the weapons used to protect and defend the nation's warfighters is not a job, it is a passion. So, when the installation was tasked to overhaul M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they were returned from overseas, the duo jumped at the opportunity.

  • 'Make-a-thon' to design tactical vehicle via online collaboration

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force will host a "Make-A-Thon" event, Dec. 9-13, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to develop a mobile command post that is mounted on a commonly available Army Lightweight Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle.

  • Army Achieves Initial Operating Capability with the AH-64E Apache

    Nov 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the capable hands of the soldiers of the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, the AH-64E Apache attack helicopters have achieved Initial Operating Capability, the U.S. Army's latest acquisition milestone for the program on schedule.

  • SATCOM installation plan exceeds expectations, saves millions

    Nov 26, 2013

    Team Tobyhanna, Pa., is taking a pioneering approach to installing the Army's next generation SATCOM ground terminals using a plan that exceeds the depot's annual Value Engineering Proposal cost avoidance goal by more than 276 percent.

  • NY communities, arsenal build teams to mitigate disaster

    Nov 26, 2013

    Beyond the cannon tubes that were being readied for shipment, and on the spot where 16-inch cannons were once manufactured for U.S. Navy battleships, were about 40 community first responders sealing chlorine leaks and checking for radiological contamination in trucks, railcars, and tankers. They were not responding to an act of terror but to a four-county hazardous material exercise involving up to 160 of New York Capital District's first responders.

  • Who knew that Watervliet has Soldiers-in-Slacks?

    Nov 26, 2013

    There was a term the former Third Army commander, Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, often used to describe the Army civilian force that supported the ground operations in many of the 25 countries in his area of responsibility. In a small Army post in upstate New York, the Watervliet Arsenal has also had its share of Soldiers-in-Slacks.

  • 5th AR BDE serves Thanksgiving lunch to students, parents

    Nov 26, 2013

    ANTHONY, N.M. -- The 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 363rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Black Scorpion, 5th Armored Brigade teamed up Monday to serve students and parents from Loma Linda Elementary School a hearty Thanksgiving lunch.

  • JBM-HH Exchanges feature holiday sales

    Nov 25, 2013

    On Nov. 29, shoppers will be out and about in the wee hours as many stores open extra early for "Black Friday." Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's exchanges are opening early for customers to cash-in on holiday sales.

  • Turkey Time: Cav troops prep for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2013

    A day of turkey, cranberry sauce and getting stuffed pretty much sums up Thanksgiving for many soldiers and their families. But before the turkey coma can set in, an average family will typically prepare a turkey or ham, a few pounds of mashed potatoes, a dozen or more dinner rolls and a special delicacy the day or two before Thanksgiving.

  • Flying lead; Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

    Nov 23, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 22, 2013) -- It has been a year of significant milestones for the Afghan National Security Forces as they have taken a definitive lead in providing security for Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force has moved to an increasingly train, advise and assist role after nearly a decade of combatting the enemies of Afghanistan, shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan forces. The ANSF have not only taken the lead on the ground, but are beginning to become more independent in the air as well.

  • Human Resource Specialists Participate in Silver Scimitar Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Soldiers stand in line at a mock post office waiting to mail packages and letters home to their families, friends and loved ones. The slow steady hum of conversation fills the room as Soldiers complete their address forms and talk about day-to-day activities. With a few Subject Matter Experts walking around the room checking to see if the forms are being filled out correctly, one SME walks in the mailroom unnoticed and tosses a grungy black bag on the floor and shouts, "BOMB, BOMB!" Within seconds, Soldiers drop everything and run out of the exits to safety.

  • CAC commander views training, talks doctrine

    Nov 22, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commanding general, Nov. 20-21, to highlight current training, credentialing and doctrine initiatives.

  • Developing leaders

    Nov 21, 2013

    Retired Maj. Gen. Vincent "Vinny" Boles, the 33rd Chief of Ordnance, shared lessons learned from his 33 year career in the military with members of the Combined Arms Support Command team, as part of the command's leader professional development program.

  • CAC commander recognizes 'game changers'

    Nov 21, 2013

    Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commanding general, presents a command coin to Sgt. 1st Class James L. Swenson, Career Development noncommissioned officer, for his game-changing service to the Transportation School. Perkins was hosted by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during his visit to the Home of Sustainment Nov. 21.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade maintainers and aircraft

    Nov 21, 2013

  • Soldiers ruck to fill shelves and hearts

    Nov 20, 2013

    Old Guard Soldiers transported 1300 lbs of food by foot to the Father McKenna Center in Washington, D.C. ensuring that those seeking a warm meal would be able to get one.

  • Historical challenge to maintain production at 200-year-old arsenal

    Nov 19, 2013

    The shear scope of responsibility to maintain an Army-owned and -operated manufacturing center is unbelievably stressful and so, why would anyone want to face such a high workload every day? Some do and here is their story.

  • Maintenance, evaluation go hand-in-hand during NIE 14.1

    Nov 19, 2013

    Soldiers from 6-6 Cav out of Fort Drum, N.Y., travel to FOrt Bliss, Texas, to participate in NIE 14.1.

  • Logistics experts, movement team join typhoon relief efforts

    Nov 19, 2013

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command departed for the Philippines, Nov. 17, 2013, to assist in Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • 5th QM Riggers conduct sustained airborne training, maintain readiness

    Nov 15, 2013

    Their morning starts early, with each of them reporting to the shed at six in the morning. They begin with safety training, practice, drawing gear and inspections before getting on a bus. Rain or shine, high winds or calm, whether they jump or not, these paratroopers are always prepared.

  • Continuing the tradition

    Nov 15, 2013

    Master Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Baird, Marine Corps Detachment Food Service School staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge, passes the first piece of U.S. Marine Corps birthday cake to Pfc. Madison Kronberger, Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department student, to symbolize the passing of traditions from one generation of Marines to the next Nov. 13.

  • VIDEO: Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 15, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Evolving NIEs help shape Army's future network

    Nov 14, 2013

    Underway this month is the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1, the sixth in a series of semi-annual field exercises that incorporate Soldier feedback to improve and simplify network systems, leverage industry innovation on emerging capabilities and validate new tactics, techniques and procedures -- while also reducing the burden of network integration on operational forces.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Supporting the community

    Nov 13, 2013

    Lt. Nicholas Jancaitis, Foxtrot Company executive officer, 16th Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade, joined Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, first lady Maureen McDonnell and City of Petersburg officials in opening the new Freedom Support Center for Veterans Nov. 12.

  • SASMO DCO Connect Session

    Nov 13, 2013

    HQDA G46, CASCOM, PdM GCSS-Army, and SEC Lee will host a World Wide SASMO DCO Connect session on January 8, from 1300 to 1700. The DCO session will provide SASMOs and their staff with the requisite skill set to perform field level maintenance and networking capabilities in support of GCSS-Army. For more information, please visit in the HQDA G-4 Corner and the HQDA G4 web-site:

  • ALU recognizes top instructors, educators

    Nov 13, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 13, 2013) -- Fifteen Soldiers and three civilian employees of the Army Logistics University were recognized as 2013 Distinguished Instructors or Educators of the Year during a Nov. 7 ceremony here.

  • 13th SC(E) conducts installation-wide Wave 1 GCSS-Army Conversion ROC Drill

    Nov 12, 2013

    Members of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Support Operations section hosted a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill on Global Combat Support System-Army procedures with fellow Fort Hood logisticians Oct. 17 at the Fort Hood Mission Command Training Center.

  • CCAD Wins Mason Award for DoD Maintenance

    Nov 12, 2013

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot UH-60 recapitalization program that extends the life of each helicopter by ten years and max out its capabilities to take the aircraft well beyond its original form has earned them the 2013 Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence, the highest award for depot-level maintenance in all of DoD. The Mason Award is one of two Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards, the other being given at the field-level.

  • Kandahar small arms weapons center relocates, doubles capacity to support Soldiers

    Nov 8, 2013

    Less than one month after relocating from the AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade compound to the Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard, the Small Arms Support Center has more than doubled its capacity to support the Warfighter's small arms weapons supply, maintenance and technical support needs.

  • Developing leaders

    Nov 7, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr., 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general, provided the keynote address for the BOLC class at the Army Logistics University Nov. 7.

  • CASCOM welcomes new HHC commander

    Nov 7, 2013

    Capt. Zatochi K. Mattocks assumed command of the Combined Arms Support Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company during a change of command ceremony Nov. 7.

  • Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier

    Nov 6, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 1, 2013.

  • Energizing base camps of the future

    Nov 6, 2013

    Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • College grad finds niche in unexpected job in Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2013

    When Jessica Flandro graduated college she had no job prospects. Eight months after graduating, she lands her first career job working for the education center, initially at Bagram Airfield. Now she's finishing up a stint as an education services specialist at the Kandahar Education Center at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Responds to OSHA Notices

    Nov 5, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity repeated its commitment to worker safety following a press release by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration of 36 notices of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions from an explosion on March 28, 2013, in the pyrotechnic facility at Crane.

  • 402nd AFSB leadership takes SHARP program to next level

    Nov 5, 2013

    The SHARP program -- the Army's Sexual Harassment Assault / Response and Prevention program -- is not only the top stated priority for the Army's top leadership, but is also top priority for Col. James Kinkade, commander of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Ferdinand.

  • CASCOM command sergeant major to become top NCO at Army Materiel Command

    Nov 5, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, recognized Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, the command's senior noncommissioned officer, for his accomplishments and dedication to duty during a Nov. 4 ceremony here.

  • Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

    Nov 5, 2013

    Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • General praises ammunition plant safety record

    Nov 4, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- On his first ever visit to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant here, the Army's director of safety received an inside look at how the nation's premier bomb and warhead loading facility conducts its business while maintaining high safety standards.

  • CASCOM welcomes Singapore military delegation

    Nov 4, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, welcomed Brig. Gen. Cheng Yeow (Perry) Lim, Singapore Army chief of staff of the General Staff, to the Army's Sustainment Think Tank Nov.4.

  • Quad Cities, ASC honor vets participating in Honor Flight to nation's capital

    Nov 4, 2013

    Veterans from World War II and the Korean War were hailed by today's Army at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., before and after flying to Washington, D.C., to visit their respective memorials Oct. 31 in what's billed as an "Honor Flight." Army Sustainment Command's Greg Wilson reports.

  • Picatinny names new building for artillery expert

    Nov 4, 2013

    The new building for the advancement of artillery was named after John "Bud" Neumann, who worked at Picatinny Arsenal for more than 40 years.

  • From Italy to Germany: 405th AFSB prepares for transfer of European Activity Set

    Nov 1, 2013

    Personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and its battalion in Germany accelerated preparations designed to reorganize European pre-positioned stocks this fall.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • 405th AFSBn-Germany receives 'Herculean' effort in support of European Activity Set mission

    Oct 31, 2013

    The arrival of the M88A2s was just the tip of iceberg of equipment arriving in EUCOM from multiple AMC locations throughout the world to support the building of the European Activity Set. Some of the EAS equipment will come from CONUS, South Korea, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and AFSBn-Italy (Livorno). Other equipment is currently in possession of the Army in Europe and will also be sent to Tower Barracks to fill the EAS requirements.

  • SWCS Receives Army Level Award for Logistical Success

    Oct 30, 2013

    The United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School along with other units within the United States Army Special Operations Command received recognition for exceptional supply, maintenance and logistical readiness on October 24, in Heritage Auditorium of the USASOC headquarters building.

  • Picatinny's new doctorate program stays on course

    Oct 30, 2013

    The Armament Academy, the first-of-its-kind doctorate degree-granting institution at Picatinny Arsenal, welcomed the first cohort of students, Sept. 6.

  • Army wants more public-private partnerships

    Oct 29, 2013

    Now is the time for the Army to increase partnerships with the private sector in areas such as renewable energy products, family services to housing, and other installation infrastructure elements, Army leaders say.

  • Arsenal's face of strength is also the face of the future

    Oct 29, 2013

    The arsenal, as well as America, was founded on those who have had the natural ability to use their hands to build homes, towns, and to shape raw stock material into finished products. But unlike the early 1800s, there are few today who have that ability.

  • Statistics skills prove helpful for Picatinny Soldier

    Oct 29, 2013

    In a desert full of fire artillery and a convoy of tanks, probably the last concept on anyone's mind is mathematics. Yet, for Sergeant Kevin Singer, a chemical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, mathematics is essential to his mission.

  • Retrograde of equipment from Afghanistan on track

    Oct 28, 2013

    About 40,000 containers and 30,000 vehicles have been shipped back from Afghanistan over the past year, but a strategic transportation planner said the system "has not yet been taxed" to its fullest potential.

  • Afghan aviators resupply remote bases with partnered close-air support

    Oct 28, 2013

    The Afghan Air Force, which has made steady gains in its operational capacity since 2007, took over resupply operations to Barg-e-Matal district, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, and other remote bases in the area, from the International Security Assistance Force, in early spring of 2013.

  • 2-4 Secures Drop Zone for water resupply

    Oct 26, 2013

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 24, 2013) -- "Friendlies south of the smoke!" was the radio transmission sent from a forward observer to the nearby aircraft as 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment Soldiers secured an observation post in support of a Low-Cost Low-Altitude drop of drinking water Sept. 24, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. The LCLA drop was in support of much-needed water at an Afghan Security Guard Observation Post a few hundred meters above FOB Tagab.

  • Watervliet finally powers through 1933

    Oct 24, 2013

    Eighty years ago, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany, the U.S. Army's disciplinary barracks on Alcatraz Island turned into a federal prison, and a power substation at the Watervliet Arsenal was installed. Although Einstein has since died and the Alcatraz federal prison closed, the arsenal substation has continued to support critical infrastructure at the arsenal since 1933. That is, until this month.

  • Ammunition retrieval tests unit readiness

    Oct 24, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade is part of the Counter Fire Task Force, with a mission to provide timely and accurate rocket and missile fire in the defense of the Republic of Korea.