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  • Informative tour

    Mar 14, 2013

    Minority College Relations Program interns tour the Quad Cities Cartridge Case Facility in Building 299 on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., on March 12.

  • Sustainers uncase colors

    Mar 14, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held an uncasing ceremony March 6 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox, Ky.

  • 597th Co. returns home

    Mar 14, 2013

    A special "fast and furious" repair activity team from the 597th Ordnance Maintenance Company returned home March 11 from a six-month deployment in the Middle East.

  • ASC CG visits 405th AFSB, other European commands

    Mar 14, 2013

    The commanding general of Army Sustainment Command visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade as part of a multi-stop command tour of Europe, Feb. 4-8.

  • Army Sustainment Command donates 100 computers to local school district

    Mar 13, 2013

    With the help of the Army Sustainment Command, about 100 computers were donated to Riverdale Community Unit School District 100 from Rock Island Arsenal, March 13.

  • Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep 13 takes aim at retrograde in Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2013

    Five Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep 13 teams are ready to spread across the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan searching for unserviceable or unsafe ammunition for demilitarization and serviceable ammunition that can be returned to record for reissue or retrograde back to the United States.

  • Two civilian aides takes oaths of office in ceremony on Rock Island Arsenal

    Mar 11, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Natives of Rock Island and Springfield, Ill., were sworn into their new roles as civilian aides to the Secretary of the Army during an investiture ceremony here Friday. Civilian aides serve as liaisons between the Secretary of the Army and local civic groups and military communities. Retired Rear Admiral Sam Kupresin of Rock Island and former University of Illinois professor Dr. Michael Ayers of Springfield, Ill., were sworn in by the First Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek.

  • Soldiers serve up 'field food' to local students

    Mar 11, 2013

    Soldiers from Echo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, U.S. Army Ordnance School, Combined Arms Support Command, visited students at Salem Church Middle School to give them a taste of field living Feb. 28.

  • ROC Drill examines Army sustainment formations

    Mar 8, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command will host the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill, March 11-15, 2013, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • U.S. Army Africa command post Soldiers train with South African Forces

    Mar 7, 2013

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Africa Contingency Command Post hosted a familiarization visit, Feb. 26-28, 2013, with six South African National Defense Force soldiers in preparation for Shared Accord 13, a joint peace keeping and humanitarian exercise scheduled for July.

  • Out with the old, in with the new

    Mar 7, 2013

    LED lights replace energy guzzlers in Grafenwoehr streetlamps

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar personnel retrograde first Stryker combat vehicles

    Mar 7, 2013

    Army Field Support Battalion Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, retrogrades its first Stryker combat vehicles for return to the U.S. March 2.

  • First unit readies for Afghanistan with new network

    Mar 7, 2013

    When the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, deploy to Afghanistan this summer to assist in the drawdown of U.S. forces, they will be the first to use an on-the-move communications network that stays connected over vast distances, providing information throughout the brigade down to the lowest echelons.

  • Tobyhanna techs support armed forces' satellite communications

    Mar 7, 2013

    Electronics Mechanic Edward Mojzuk takes a reading from the elevation data box to verify AS-3036 Antenna alignment here.

  • From the sage on the stage to the guide on the side

    Mar 7, 2013

    By October 2013 Army Reserve instructors will shift their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a facilitator approach designed to incorporate students' knowledge, skills, and experiences. The 80th Training Command (Total Army School System), along with the Army Training Support Center, first introduced this strategy to Army Reserve instructors through the new Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course held at the 100th Training Division, Fort Knox Ky., January 2013. The 80th and the ATSC conducted a second course in February for 94th Training Division instructors at Camp Parks, Calif.

  • Picatinny introduces girls to engineering

    Mar 6, 2013

    Picatinny hosted an "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" night Feb. 28, in the Building 93 lobby for approximately 20 local high school females to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • 'Operation Slingshot' allows Soldiers to turn in equipment quicker prior to Afghan departure

    Mar 6, 2013

    Fort Campbell's "Rakkasans" are on a slingshot course that will lead them straight home to Fort Campbell, Ky., a bit quicker thanks to turn-in operations with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Lengthening the Tether of Fuel in Afghanistan

    Mar 6, 2013

    During its deployment to Afghanistan, the 633rd Quartermaster Group implemented measures to increase efficiencies in fuel tracking.

  • Budget cuts put conference rooms in high demand

    Mar 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the consequences of the federal government's fiscal uncertainty and sequestration is that conference room availability is scarce at the Army Contracting Command headquarters here.

  • Afghan investigators take lead

    Mar 5, 2013

    Afghan Uniform Police investigators will soon be leading the way in training other Afghan Criminal Investigation Teams to gather evidence used to prosecute criminals and insurgents in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

  • Tobyhanna techs support armed forces' satellite communications

    Mar 5, 2013

    Tactical Satellite Systems Branch employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., received the first AN/TSC-156B/D Phoenix, March 2012, and are scheduled to overhaul eight in fiscal year 2013.

  • 404th AFSB participates in Green Belt training program

    Mar 5, 2013

    Members of the 404th AFSB at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are participating in a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training program to help them eventually be awarded certification.

  • Rock Island Arsenal fire station teams with local departments

    Mar 5, 2013

  • Marine Corps Reserve logistics battalion welcomes new commander

    Mar 5, 2013

    The commanding officer of a United States Marine Corps Reserve logistics battalion relinquished command to the incoming commanding officer in a ceremony at the Naval and Marine Corps Training Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 2.

  • AMC scores impressive $230 million in cost savings, avoidance for OEF in 2012

    Mar 4, 2013

    Personnel from Army Materiel Command's four life cycle management commands deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom achieved total cost savings/avoidance valued at $230, 270,013 during calendar year 2012.

  • New equipment gives Reserve MP Soldiers resources to succeed

    Mar 4, 2013

    Although a military's strength is often measured by its arsenal, mission success sometimes depends on non-lethal equipment not traditionally used in armed conflicts. At the 200th Military Police Command here, mission accomplishment not only depends on Soldiers and the weapons found in the arms room, but also the Long Range Acoustic Device -- a system of speakers that uses audio as a crowd-control as well as peacekeeping measure.

  • Global Combat Support System-Army and Sustainment 2020

    Mar 4, 2013

    After seven years of development, testing, and validation, Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) is in fielding. Combining myriad automated sustainment systems into a single web-based system, GCSS-Army is ready to revolutionize the way sustainers support the force and enhance readiness.

  • Military chefs converge at Fort Lee for 38th culinary training event

    Mar 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 4, 2013) -- Military chefs have begun arriving for the 38th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event that runs here through March 15.

  • SecArmy's newest Center of Industrial & Technical Excellence: Watervliet Arsenal

    Feb 28, 2013

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. (Feb. 2013) -- The Secretary of the Army recently acknowledged what the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has known for nearly 200 years, their skilled craftsmanship and machining capability is unequaled anywhere in the Department of Defense. The Honorable John M. McHugh has designated the Watervliet Arsenal as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for cannons and mortars.

  • ASC thanks Junior ROTC cadets for help at New Year's reception

    Feb 28, 2013

    One good deed deserves another. That's how things played out as a senior leader for the Army Sustainment Command, headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., visited a local high school Feb. 27 and thanked them for their assistance at a command New Year's reception.

  • AMC commander visits 'Army's sustainment think tank'

    Feb 28, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the Combined Arms Support Command, the Army's sustainment think tank, Feb. 27, to learn about training initiatives, credentialing programs and to discuss the future of sustainment.

  • All aboard

    Feb 28, 2013

    Lt. Col. Aaron Jacob, command surgeon, Army Sustainment Command, boards a National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Feb. 28 for a flight to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from the helipad at Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Hohenfels leadership takes charge of energy reduction

    Feb 26, 2013

    Significant funds to help maintain vital Army programs like family services may be hiding out in your office.

  • Army Reserve, Fort Bragg DPW team up to reduce wasted light energy

    Feb 26, 2013

    In an ongoing effort to save taxpayer dollars, the post's Directorate of Public Works reached out to Army Reserve aviation for help. Garrison energy officials figured the best way to look for wasted energy was to go up - literally.

  • Leaders: Army network evaluations to adapt, endure

    Feb 25, 2013

    As the Army grapples with budget austerity and prepares for future operations beyond Afghanistan, the Network Integration Evaluations will endure as an effective, cost-efficient way to quickly modernize the force, senior leaders said.

  • Utah Guard linguists contribute unique skills during African exercises

    Feb 25, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ray Novak, with the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, teaches in English, Parker listens, translates the message into French, and mimics the instructor's motions while varying his tone to maintain the audience's interest.

  • Property Book Officers learn to streamline retrograde process in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2013

    Property Book Officers from the Combined/Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan met Feb. 20-21 for a two-day PBO ROC drill sponsored by 1st Theater Sustainment Command and the 401st AFSB to set conditions for retrograde.

  • Tobyhanna employees earn Lean Green Belts

    Feb 25, 2013

    Employees here continue to incorporate Lean into work processes to continuously improve the depot's competitiveness and customer support, and lower costs.

  • AMC Commander addresses workforce on potential impact of furloughs

    Feb 25, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command spoke to Headquarters employees about budget concerns, the looming sequestration and potential furloughs during a Feb. 25 Town Hall meeting here. Gen. Dennis L. Via addressed the workforce, telling audience members that he wanted to ensure he shared information on the budget uncertainty, its impact on the command, and its personal impact on the workforce.

  • African, U.S. military forces join together to mark opening of Central Accord 13

    Feb 24, 2013

    Hundreds of Cameroon military personnel, alongside U.S. and other Central Africa service members, lined the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala, Cameroon, Feb. 20, 2013, as part of an opening ceremony for Central Accord 13.

  • Afghan Government calms winter woes

    Feb 23, 2013

    During February, Afghan Department of Natural Disaster and Relief Staff have been distributing food and winterization items to those less fortunate within Uruzgan province.

  • ANSF achieves Afghan-sustainable success

    Feb 23, 2013

    While much of the rest of the world looks for answers to the questions that surround the fate of Afghanistan after coalition forces leave in 2014, one group of people is working to make Afghanistan a better and safer place right now and for the future: the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Feb 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, center, chief of staff of the Army greets key leaders from Regional Command - South, during a visit to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2013. Odierno visited U.S. Soldiers and leaders in Regional Command - South to get updates on how well the Army is preparing and training Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell/Released)

  • Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

    Feb 22, 2013

    The reset of equipment returning from Afghanistan may be affected by sequestration, said the commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • Construction on new hospital over halfway complete

    Feb 21, 2013

    Construction on the new hospital is 51 percent complete. While Martin Army Community Hospital comprises roughly 400,000 square feet, the new facility will span 745,000. That means an overall increased capacity, said Lt. Col. Ross Davidson, southeast program manager for the Health Facility Planning Agency. And not just more beds but more space for behavior health care, physical therapy, separate out-patient and in-patient areas, adjacent clinics for treating wellness and even more parking.

  • Watervliet's $5.9 million contract will supply critical arms to Afghan soldiers

    Feb 21, 2013

    Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., announced Feb. 21, 2012, that it received a $5.9 million contract to provide the Afghan National Army with nearly 900 60mm-mortar systems, as part of the U.S. State Department's Foreign Military Sales program.

  • AUSA: Optimizing the Army's S&T investment

    Feb 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Dr. Grace M. Bochenek, chief technology officer for Army Materiel Command gave the science and technology perspective in a briefing at the Winter Symposium of the Association of the United States Army in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 20.

  • RIA fire department offers life-saving classes to ASC personnel

    Feb 21, 2013

    Teaching the steps to save lives is a process the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department is focused on presenting Arsenal-wide. Since the installation of the new Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AED) in several buildings, Arsenal employees recognized a need for life-saving training.

  • AMC commander praises 'artisan workforce,' discusses way ahead

    Feb 21, 2013

    Army Materiel Command's continued support to the warfighter in spite of looming fiscal cuts was the key focus of a presentation by AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via, Feb. 21, 2013.

  • Hutchison: ACC ops tempo higher than envisioned

    Feb 21, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--A month after becoming the Army Contracting Command deputy to the commanding general, Michael Hutchison has learned that the ACC headquarters here is a busy place.

  • Modernization is the Key to CCAD's Future

    Feb 20, 2013

    Local news station, Corpus Christi's KRIS-TV, takes a look at how the Corpus Christi Army Depot is looking forward to the future of Army aviation and what they are doing now to posture themselves for whatever the future has in store. This is the second of a two-part news story by local anchor, Lee Sausley.

  • LOGCAP: ASC's behind the scenes powerhouse

    Feb 20, 2013

  • CASCOM welcomes new senior warrant officer

    Feb 20, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command welcomed Chief Warrant Officer 5 Randy W. Johnson as the new senior warrant officer during a Feb. 19 ceremony. Johnson comes to the command from Fort Knox, Ky., where he served as the warrant officer branch chief for Force Sustainment Division, Human Resources Command.

  • ASC employee receives coveted Louis Dellamonica Award

    Feb 20, 2013

    An Army Sustainment Command civilian from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade has the honor of being the only ASC employee to receive the 2011 Louis Dellamonica Award.

  • Tiger Team is aggressive on paperwork

    Feb 19, 2013

    Tiger Team created to aggressively work paperwork issues that can snarl the equipment retrograde process..

  • More than eye candy, Watervliet's painters add value

    Feb 13, 2013

    In one of the oldest buildings on the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., which has been an Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center since the War of 1812, resides one of the most important but unsung heroes of Arsenal manufacturing -- the Arsenal's paint operation.

  • Why We Serve: Spc. Annson J. Sanders

    Feb 13, 2013

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 4, 2013) - The snow continues to fall heavily on Forward Operating Base Gardez , Soldiers in the mechanics duty area work continuously to get vehicles and equipment ready for troops going on missions. One Soldier prepares his vehicle recovery truck for upcoming missions. Spc. Annson J. Sanders, a 24-year-old Dickson, Tenn. native goes through the process of inspecting his truck with great detail.

  • Afghan EOD technician works toward qualification

    Feb 12, 2013

    Afghan Border Police explosive ordnance disposal technicians are one step closer to being qualified after a joint training validation event with U.S. Air Force EOD technicians, Feb. 5, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan.

  • Energy audit: IMCOM works with garrison to find ways to conserve

    Feb 12, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Just as individuals play a role in saving energy, organizations also have ways of better using available resources. That's one of the reasons why the Army's Installation Management Command regularly audits installations to see how energy use is monitored, to eliminate inefficiencies and to seek ways to reduce costs.

  • AED Training, Standardization on Arsenal Island

    Feb 12, 2013

    Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department supports and maintains a robust CPR and Automated External Defibrillator training program for military and civilian members of the Rock Island Arsenal according to officials at the fire department.

  • Hidden Treasures at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum

    Feb 12, 2013

    A day at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum is an opportunity to unveil hidden treasures from American history. The RIA Museum is the second oldest U.S. Army Museum according to its website www.arsenalhistoricalsociety.org/museum. The current RIA museum was the second museum established on Arsenal Island. The current museum opened in 1919, replacing the original museum. It closed during World War II and reopened in its current location in 1948.

  • CSA tells senators sequestration would impact readiness

    Feb 12, 2013

    Furloughs, budget cuts and curtailment of training could significantly impact Army readiness if sequestration is allowed to take place March 1, 2013, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told lawmakers Feb. 12, 2013.

  • Logisticians of the Army Material Command hold a briefing about retrograde in Zabul province

    Feb 11, 2013

    Eight representatives of the Army Materiel Command held a briefing to discuss retrograde and reset operations in Zabul Province on Feb. 8 at Forward Operating Base Apache, Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers, Marines test-drive 2013 Washington D.C., Auto Show

    Feb 11, 2013

    While automotive floor specialists introduced the latest in rear-end safety cameras and explained horsepower and fuel economy, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall servicemembers eyeballed more than 700 late-model offerings at the 2013 Washington D.C. Auto Show.

  • DOD leaders see 401st retrograde operations while sustaining critical systems in theater

    Feb 10, 2013

    Department of Defense officials for acquisition, technology and logistics and program support visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to observe how the brigade leverages resources to retrograde equipment while sustaining critical systems.

  • Mississippi Guard Soldiers teach Afghan farmers water, soil management

    Feb 8, 2013

    Twenty-nine Afghans representing the Farmers Cooperative program traveled to Qalat, Feb. 4-5, 2013, for a two-day workshop on water and soil conservation management held by the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team.

  • Panetta discusses 2014 defense budget request

    Feb 7, 2013

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta revealed that the proposed military pay raise for 2014 is one percent, and that the department is proceeding in a logical, careful way to do its part to cut the deficit and preserve military capabilities.

  • SAMC inductee talks about his reason for joining the Army Reserve

    Feb 7, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, senior instructor 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, discusses his reason for joining the Army Reserve, the benefits of joining and his induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Tobyhanna celebrates 60th anniversary

    Feb 6, 2013

    A CECOM senior official praised Tobyhanna's ability to adapt to changes to mission requirements during a ceremony celebrating the depot's 60th anniversary as a communications-electronics facility.

  • CSA's strategic intent: Delivering strategic landpower in an uncertain world

    Feb 5, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno discusses his vision for how the Army will operate in the future.

  • 2013 African American Black History Month

    Feb 5, 2013

    from the Secretary of the Army; Chief of Staff, Army; and Sergeant Major of the Army, Subject: African American/Black History Month -- "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington" dated February 2013.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna: Techs perform electroplating processing

    Feb 1, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication. Branch employees perform electroplating processes for all fabricated items produced at Tobyhanna Army Depot as well as items scheduled for overhaul.

  • USAF AMC CG sees scope of 401st AFSB retrograde mission

    Jan 27, 2013

    The commander of the U. S. Air Force Air Mobility Command visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Jan. 17 to see first handthe scope of the brigade's equipment retrograde mission and discuss his command's role in the mission.

  • NCO inductee, from Nigeria to Bagram

    Jan 26, 2013

    Army supply sergeant Ibilola Animashaun emigrated from Lagos, Nigeria to the United States in the 1990s, took the oath of citizenship while serving in Iraq, and continues her promise today in the 582nd Medical Logistics Company.

  • Army Sustainment Command helps area schools via Computers for Learning Program

    Jan 25, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command is doing its part to provide technology to areas schools via the Computers for Learning Program. A program that takes Army computers and puts them into America's schools.

  • 18th Military Police Brigade welcomes new command team

    Jan 24, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 18th Military Police Brigade held a change of command and responsibility ceremony on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Jan. 17, to welcome a new command team and farewell the outgoing team.

  • Not your grandfather's pinups, but they still work

    Jan 24, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- For as long as there has been an army, Soldiers have found innovative ways to stay connected back to the home front. After all, the letters, lockets, post cards, and photos have helped Soldiers endure the harsh realities of war, as well as the tyranny of distance from what was important to them. At a small Army post in upstate New York, machinists and office workers today also adorn their work areas, as Soldiers often have, with items that help them stay connected to the world outside of the U.S. Army's Watervliet Arsenal fence line.

  • Operations Security on Internet is vital for everyone

    Jan 24, 2013

    In today's world of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites it is vital that Soldiers, Family members and government employees are aware of the personal and professional information they put on these sites. Information about upcoming missions, training exercises and even personal information like when a Family will be on vacation should be left off social media sites.

  • Illowa Bi-State CFC raises $600K-plus for 2012

    Jan 24, 2013

    The Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign held its annual award ceremony Jan. 23 at the Arsenal Club, Building 60. During the 2012 campaign, 2,226 donors gave a total of $610,191 to the CFC. ASC's contribution to this was $75,919.

  • Ordnance Soldiers support "Food for Paws"

    Jan 24, 2013

    Soldiers from Echo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion and the 59th Ordnance Brigade Chaplain's Office, part of the U.S. Army Ordnance School, supported the Chesterfield County Humane Society "Food for Paws" program with a donation of pet food and other supplies Jan. 22.

  • RTS-Maintenance Fort McCoy earns 3-year reaccreditation, Institution of Excellence status

    Jan 24, 2013

    Regional Training Site-Maintenance at Fort McCoy has been reaccredited, and, in the process, earned its third-consecutive Institution of Excellence designation. RTS-Maintenance provides vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance training to members of the Army Reserve and other Army branches. Maj. Victor O. McGee, RTS-Maintenance commandant, said the reaccreditation is valid for three years. Prior accreditation/reaccreditation occurred in 2006 and 2009. Every RTS-Maintenance organization must be accredited, McGee said. "The Institution of Excellence designation shows we go above and beyond the call to provide training support to our students."

  • Army Under Secretary discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers in Korea

    Jan 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers stationed at Camp Humphreys, 17 Jan. 2013, Republic of South Korea (ROK). Westphal met with the Soldiers to recognize their contributions to the longstanding ROK-U.S. Alliance, and discuss their critical role as the Army rebalances to the Asia Pacific region. Westphal visited Camp Humphreys during his Pacific AOR tour of Army units in Hawaii, Korea and Alaska. Under Secretary Westphal's visit to Korea underscores the strength of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the U.S. Army's commitment to sustain land power in the Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • On the job at Tobyhanna: Techs perform metal photo processing

    Jan 23, 2013

    Chris Mayer, a metal photo processor here, inspects a film positive prior to transferring the image onto photographic film. Mayer works in the depot's Components Plating Branch, Systems Integration and Support Directorate.

  • Lab testing seeks data on modified gunner protection design

    Jan 23, 2013

    With a newly developed Virtual Environment Test Bed scientists and engineers at the Target Behavioral Research Laboratory at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., can record how Soldiers react and perform inside a newly modified Objective Gunner Protection Kit.

  • The Army Moves Toward Renewable Energy Goal for 2025

    Jan 23, 2013

    The Army's goal to deploy 1 gigawatt of renewable energy projects by 2025 will help ensure that Army installations achieve high levels of energy security in the event of conventional grid outages.

  • Watervliet shaving costs, improving quality from the ground up

    Jan 23, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Secretary of Defense last December spoke before the National Press Club to explain his vision and strategy for the future of the U.S. military in a speech titled, "The Force of the 21st Century." To some of those who have been at the Arsenal since the 1980s, this talk may bring back memories of the last "peace dividend" that was touted after America's success after the first Gulf War when the Arsenal's workforce declined from nearly 2,800 to just below 500.

  • New Indoor Pool Will Make Splash

    Jan 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Members of Team Redstone who like to make a splash in their workout no longer need to wait for the summer months to do so on post -- they can dive right into the new Redstone Aquatics Center.

  • Japanese forces visit Home of Sustainment

    Jan 23, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Maj. Gen. Kiyoshi Ogawa, Logistics Department Ground Staff Office director, and members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Jan. 15. The command was the first stop of the group's three-day logistics-orientated tour, which included visits to the Pentagon and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Army's largest solar array installation

    Jan 22, 2013

    The largest solar power system in the U.S. Army is coming online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and officials gathered, Jan. 16, 2013, to mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • AMC Command team visits 401st AFSB

    Jan 20, 2013

    The AMC command team visited several 401st Army Field Support Brigade locations Jan. 15-16 to meet some of the people who are the face of AMC to the field and bring the Materiel Enterprise to support the Warfighter.

  • Natick tube foods keep U-2 pilots flying high

    Jan 18, 2013

    Tube foods, produced only by the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, keep Air Force U-2 reconnaissance pilots and NASA ER-2 pilots nourished during their long flights.

  • Top Army environment official visits Fort Huachuca, tours net-zero school

    Jan 18, 2013

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013, to gather information regarding the SunZia power lines that will span across Fort Huachuca, Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • ASC inducts its first NCO into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jan 18, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command hosted its first Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony Jan. 17 at Heritage Hall in Building 60. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew C. Favory was inducted into the prestigious noncommissioned officer-only association and serves as the provost marshal sergeant for ASC.

  • Westphal: Regional partnerships critical to Pacific rebalance

    Jan 17, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 13-14, 2013, to meet with members of Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific to discuss recent Army developments in the Pacific region.

  • White Sands home to Army's largest solar power system

    Jan 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 16, 2013, in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, White Sands commander, joined by Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • Down & Dirty: BOLC students learn all aspects of mission functionality during pilot program

    Jan 17, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 17, 2013) -- Roughly 80 second lieutenants assigned to the Army Logistics University participated in a unique end-of-course training event designed to provide them with a varied learning experience in a tactical environment.

  • Tobyhanna's role in testing new Army network grows

    Jan 17, 2013

    Initial findings from the Army's latest Network Integration Evaluation show steady progress toward improved, user-friendly tactical communications systems, as well as new efficiencies from the consolidation of test practices.

  • Westphal voices support for U.S. troops in Korea

    Jan 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army's second highest civilian official voiced his support for U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees and families serving in Korea during a visit to Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2013.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers find home, happiness in Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2013

    Forward Operating Base Mescal has no Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility. It has no Post Exchange, no laundry drop off and no post office. Soldiers stationed here receive mail about once a month and the chow hall offers two choices at every meal: Take it or leave it.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli soldiers, provides training insight

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Jacob Barak, Israeli Defense Force Technology and Logistics Branch head, and members of the Israeli Defense Force for a tour of its schools, Jan. 14, 2013, at Fort Lee.

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