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  • Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason (biography)

    Sep 24, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason (biography)

  • RIA conducts ceremony honoring 7 retirees

    Sep 24, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community said goodbye to seven of its members in a ceremony in Heritage Hall Sept. 19. The retirees leave with a combined 200-plus years of service to the nation.

  • Quartermaster Museum adds "Huey" to exhibit

    Sep 24, 2013

    Members of the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, moved a Bell UH-1H Iroquois "Huey" helicopter into the museum Sept. 24. The helicopter will be part of a new exhibit to help tell the story of aerial delivery's sling load mission.

  • EOD Soldier breaks world record

    Sep 24, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- 1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen of the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, based out of Schofield Barracks, attempted a new world record at the University of Hawaii-Manoa track today, by running a mile in 11 minutes, 6 seconds, while wearing a fully functional bomb disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds

  • Where military and civilian jobs meet

    Sep 19, 2013

    The 3/399 Logistics Support Battalion with support from Total Army School System Training Center-Knox conducted the third annual 800th Logistics Support Brigade Truck Rodeo Competition at Ft. Knox, Ky., Sept. 12-14.

  • Watervliet: Where Army manufacturing supports U.S. troop withdrawal

    Sep 18, 2013

    A final shipment of 60mm mortars left the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., this week en route to the Afghanistan National Army and with each crate was a tremendous sense of pride that the arsenal is helping the president to achieve his goal of bringing 34,000 troops home from Afghanistan by 2014.

  • Tobyhanna's radar test capability crosses seas, Australian forces train and reset

    Sep 13, 2013

    Australia now benefits from a unique radar test capability at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Eight Australian Defence Force, ADF, communications-electronics technicians spent two weeks here to learn repair and maintenance of a radar system used to track enemy mortar rounds.

  • Passing Knowledge through Experience

    Sep 12, 2013

    The mission is to execute the movement of sustainment and retrograde materiel up and down the most dangerous roads in the world; to support 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) mission in Afghanistan.

  • QM School program focuses on transition help, War Memorial

    Sep 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 12, 2013) -- About 130 Fort Lee Soldiers assigned to the Fort Lee Quartermaster School, Combined Arms Support Command, participated in a leadership development program Sept. 5 designed to broaden their understanding of the resources available for transitioning military members into the private sector.

  • Future home of Paralegal Course set for renovation

    Sep 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 12, 2013) -- Volpe Hall is scheduled for renovation beginning next month to make way for a Paralegal Course relocation.

  • Anniston Army Depot recognizes Chamber for Operation 1st RATE

    Sep 12, 2013

    Depot Commander Col. Brent Bolander recognized nine individuals involved in the success of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce's Operation 1st RATE here Sept. 3. Operation 1st RATE, which stands for Ready, Able, Trained Employees, has a two-fold mission. First, it strives to develop a comprehensive, multi-agency economic development plan for the Calhoun County area in order to grow new jobs locally. Its second, and equally important, goal is to place individuals in new positions with the first priorities being displaced workers of the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and Anniston Army Depot.

  • Rock Island Arsenal holds ceremony, walk to commemorate 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 12, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community conducted a 9/11 Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who died that day and the two subsequent wars.

  • Fort Lee's 23rd Quartermaster Brigade inducts 19 into NCO Corps

    Sep 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Nineteen Soldiers recite the "NCO Creed" during the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony Sept. 6 at Mullins Auditorium. The newly promoted troops who were honored at the event are Sergeants James Brown, Yesenia Corey, Ashley Cutbertson, Dontavis Dancil, Rachel Dejesus, Reginald Denton, Anthony Evens, Preston Garris, Tymberlei Hawkins, Cassandra Jackson, Monty Montegut, Augustine Pekanyande, Timothy Polingo, Omar Reaves, Roscoe Richmond, Cherrelle Simpson, Nathineal Townes, Silas Williams and Cody Wilkersham.

  • Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

    Sep 11, 2013

    For non-commissioned officers with strong character and strong leadership skills who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer.

  • Maintenance Support Team repairs Mega Star System

    Sep 10, 2013

    Soldiers from the Maintenance Support Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, were air lifted in a Black Hawk Helicopter to the Madison Communication Tower site near Seoul, South Korea Aug. 28 to conduct quarterly maintenance.

  • Ancient fortress marks site for advisory transition in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A fortress dating back to the 5th century, once occupied by the Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan, a focus-point for the first and second Anglo-Afghan War, and a pivotal point in the history of Afghanistan, served as the setting officially marking the next level of advising to the Afghan National Army from American forces.

  • 401st AFSB logisticians complete underbody blast protection upgrades in Afghanistan

    Sep 4, 2013

    After nearly five months of running 24-hour operations, seven days a week, Product Manager Heavy Tactical Vehicles, in partnership with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, installed the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks at Forward Operating Base Shindand.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 3, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 39th Special Forces Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, arrived at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Aug. 13 to inspect and sign for prepositioned equipment from the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion as a loan in support of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13.

  • Senator's staff visits CASCOM, discusses SHARP initiatives

    Aug 29, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command welcomed Tommy Ross, senior intelligence and defense advisor to Sen. Harry Reid, for a tour of the command and Fort Lee Aug. 27. Ross and his team of staffers came to the Home of Sustainment to learn about the command's Sexual Harassment, Assault and Response Program and current training initiatives.

  • Army launches start of 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

    Aug 29, 2013

    The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium, Aug. 28, 2013, was a time for reflection on the war that would span 10 years and cost the country more than 58,000 young men and women, but it was also an occasion to honor and thank nine Vietnam War veterans who served a total of 14 tours in-country and 225 years in uniform.

  • 402nd AFSB conducts 4 changes of command

    Aug 29, 2013

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and its three battalions all have new leadership in a grand slam of changes of command this summer in Southwest Asia.

  • Watervliet's $4.3M contract may lighten the load for Infantrymen

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army signaled its approval of a new experimental 60 mm mortar baseplate for its infantry by awarding a $4.3 million contract to the Watervliet Arsenal to manufacture more than 600 of the newly designed baseplates, an arsenal program manager announced this week. Edward Davis, the arsenal's program manager for the 60 mm mortar system, said this experimental baseplate, the M8E1, was recently approved for full production by the Army and the contract is valued at $4.3 million.

  • DLA leadership receives briefings on ASC, other RIA commands

    Aug 26, 2013

    D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, briefed Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek, director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug. 26 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Fort Lee Soldier selected for LATINA style award

    Aug 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 22, 2013) -- Capt. Nyraliz Sanabria-Rivera, a Quartermaster BOLC instructor/writer, Army Logistics University, has earned the national LATINA Style Distinguished Service Award for 2013.

  • Quartermasters return to Fort Lee for field training

    Aug 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 22, 2013) -- The 23rd Quartermaster Brigade end-of-cycle field training exercise made its return to Fort Lee Aug. 12 with a four-day event held at Training Area 27.

  • Redskins welcome Fort Lee military members, others to day at training camp

    Aug 23, 2013

    RICHMOND (Aug. 22, 2013) -- While Spc. Ruben Vazquez did a good job of maintaining his outward composure, the excitement he felt inside gushed out in short, simple statements.

  • Twilight Tattoo dazzles audience

    Aug 22, 2013

    Several hundred visitors to the Nation's Capital, along with hosts Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-2, and Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4 watched the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's performance of Twilight Tattoo on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.

  • Keeping vehicles ammo free

    Aug 20, 2013

    Sgt. Nho Thatch briefs Marine Sgt. Maj. James Booker, senior enlisted leader for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, on a camera used to inspect vehicles for ammunition during the Ammo Abatement process.

  • Lean six sigma project leads to cost avoidance

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- While completing requirements for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, John Braswell implemented process improvements for the missile design trade study process that promise the Army savings of about $2 million over the next seven years.

  • Army aviation strives to own weather

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Flying a helicopter through rain, fog or cloudy conditions is challenging and dangerous, so a team of U.S. Army engineers have taken on the challenge to research ways to make flying in degraded visual environments easier and safer for rotorcraft pilots.

  • Army uses 3D printing to better equip Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is using some of the latest advancements in the areas of composite structures and 3D printing to better equip today's Soldiers.

  • Army researchers help reduce MRAP maintenance

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Due to the immediate need for protecting Warfighters from improvised explosive devices, the Mine Resistant Ambushed Protected program rapidly procured several vehicles specifically designed for this purpose; safety was the main concern, sustainment costs were considered secondary.

  • Presidential helicopter to get upgrade

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The primary aircraft in the U.S. President's rotary wing fleet is the VH-60N, also known as the White Hawk, and to support its mission planning, the Navy called upon members of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate.

  • Battle Labs 'go to war' to assess capabilities of reshaped Army

    Aug 15, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Many Team Lee members refer to the Combined Arms Support Command as the Army's "sustainment think tank."

  • Brooks takes charge of Fort Lee garrison

    Aug 15, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va., (Aug. 8, 2013) -- Col. Paul K. Brooks -- a U.S. Military Academy graduate and former enlisted military policeman -- was welcomed as the new commander of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee during a change command ceremony Aug. 1 at the Lee Club.

  • Depot employees returning to regular work schedule

    Aug 15, 2013

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced August 6 that the 11-day furlough for about 650,000 DoD civilians has been reduced to six days.

  • Measurements made easy with depot machines

    Aug 15, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot's Technology Integration Division is frequently called upon whenever shops in the industrial area have an item whose dimensions cannot be measured by shop personnel.

  • Picatinny Arsenal to end furloughs next week

    Aug 15, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Unpaid furloughs end Friday for Picatinny Arsenal's 4,800 federal workers following the Defense Department's Aug. 6 decision to reduce the number of unpaid days off employees were required to take from 11 to six.

  • ASC briefs congressional staffers on evolving global reach, critical missions

    Aug 14, 2013

    Congressional staffers from Iowa and Illinois will be apprising elected officials on the status of Rock Island Arsenal Ill., its various missions and future following a day's worth of briefings there Aug. 13.

  • Army preserves lines of communication with industrial base

    Aug 14, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips, Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, conducted industry visits with the Army's industrial base in Pennsylvania and Arizona between August 14-30, 2013. The leaders visited Raytheon, General Dynamics, Boeing-Mesa in Arizona and Boeing's Vertical Lift facility in Ridley Park, Pa.

  • Picatinny employee hops into Guinness Book of World Records

    Aug 13, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - After more than three years of training and recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, Joseph Scavone Jr., officially and literally hopped into the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest mile hopped on one foot. Scavone, 30, set the record little more than a year ago while attempting to break the previous record of 27 minutes and 51 seconds, held by Ashrita Furman. Scavone is a Picatinny Arsenal heavy truck driver with Chugach Industries, the installation's general contractor.

  • Tooele's Ammunition Test Site performs cryofracture and treatment study

    Aug 13, 2013

    A Cryobath container full of liquid nitrogen and cryopress test fixture are being used for the freezing and crushing of Department of Defense munitions. Sub munitions, M74 antipersonnel, M75 anti tank mines, and MK118 rockeye bomblets that have been identified to be part of the feasibility study to cryofracture the sub munitions and incinerate them in the Ammunition Testing Facility, APE 1236M2 Deactivation Furnace located at Tooele Army Depot (TEAD).

  • 401st AFSB receives first weigh-in-motion system in Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2013

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is the first unit in Afghanistan to procure the state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion system, which can record a vehicle's length, width, height, weight, number of axles and center of balance in a matter of seconds without the vehicle operator having to come to a halt.

  • Former AMC Commander passes, leaves legacy of service

    Aug 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A former Army Materiel Command leader will be laid to rest Aug. 17 at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

  • General visits ammunition plant, talks 2020 planning

    Aug 12, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French had a message for the senior leaders of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant when she visited her subordinate installation here July 30: find the plant's business niche within its core competencies and plan for 2020 now.

  • Army engineers bring 'Power, Energy and Cyber' to students

    Aug 9, 2013

    Army engineers provided high school students a look into the science-related career paths available to them through advanced classroom instruction and hands-on experiments as part of an expanded Gains in the Education and Mathematics and Science program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 15-26, 2013.

  • Westphal discusses fiscal challenges facing Army during TRADOC, Fort Eustis visit

    Aug 8, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Eustis, Va., Aug. 7, 2013, to get an update on U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command missions, and speak with leaders about the future of the Army.

  • CECOM provides sustainment training to Army platoon

    Aug 8, 2013

    As the Army continues to transition to peacetime operations, sustaining the force and maintaining readiness is among the Army's top priorities, and the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's mission of reset, maintenance and sustainment of communications-electronics systems will aid in that transition.

  • Army Chief of Staff honors Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 8, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, visits several bases in Afghanistan, and honors several brave Soldiers.

  • Corps team in Afghanistan destroying unserviceable, excess munitions

    Aug 8, 2013

    Since April 2012, JMD-A has destroyed more than 1,600 tons of unserviceable munitions and the process will continue until our services are no longer needed, Hamley said.

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar issues equipment to last unit, preps for drawdown

    Aug 7, 2013

    AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade issued equipment to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, the last unit scheduled to receive equipment from the battalion in preparation for the reduction of U.S. military presence and full transition to Afghan security lead by December 2014.

  • CASCOM hosts senior Chilean logistician

    Aug 7, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Victor Arriagada, Chilean Army Logistics Division commander, for a tour of its training facilities Aug. 5-6.

  • Annual Shutdown? Not for an Army-owned manufacturing center

    Aug 7, 2013

    When the Arsenal "shutdown" operations last week to accommodate its annual summer vacation period and to conduct heavy maintenance, someone who is not familiar with Army manufacturing might have thought the sounds of heavy machining would have been silenced as darkness spread to more than one million square feet of manufacturing space. But neither darkness nor a void of sound set in for two reasons.

  • LOGCAP executive director appointed to SES; thrilled about helping others

    Aug 7, 2013

    Like his father, the new executive director of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, better known as LOGCAP, has landed the job of his dreams. Jay T. Carr was formally appointed to the Senior Executive Service, Army Sustainment Command, during a ceremony Aug. 6 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. He heads up a program that has greatly benefitted those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Walker promoted to Brig. Gen. during a "Family First" Ceremony

    Aug 7, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and senior leadership came out to Brig. Gen. Flem Bowen "Donnie" Walker Jr., commanding general of the 3d ESC, for his promotion to brigadier general at a ceremony held here at the Saber and Quill on Aug. 2.

  • Carr enters Senior Executive Service with Army Sustainment Command

    Aug 6, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command's Jay Carr was sworn into Senior Executive Service by D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, during a ceremony in Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall Aug. 6. Carr now serves as the command's executive director for the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program better known as LOGCAP.

  • Troops Return Home

    Aug 2, 2013

    NUREMBERG, Germany- Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade as they deplane at Nuremberg Airport, July 31. O'Connor was on hand to welcome home over 150 Soldiers of the brigade as they returned safely from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's unique mission included training and assisting the Afghan National Army in developing their own robust logistical capabilities. (Photo by Staff Sgt. April Tessmer, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st TSC)

  • AMC deputy CG revisits ordnance roots

    Aug 1, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, to share information about training initiatives, credentialing programs and the future of sustainment July 31.

  • Army Energy Initiatives Task Force debuts inaugural newsletter

    Aug 1, 2013

    The Energy Initiatives Task Force published their inaugural newsletter, aimed at informing and engaging industry and installations on large-scale renewable energy.

  • 21st TSC helps move equipment to Afghanistan

    Jul 31, 2013

    Using a process called multi-modal transportation, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command oversaw and coordinated the movement of equipment in more than 200 TRICON type containers from their home station in Vilseck, Germany, to their unit, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in Afghanistan, beginning June 21, 2013, and spanning the course of 28 days.

  • Vicenza garrison installs smart lights on track to Net Zero

    Jul 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Public Works has completed the replacement of 247 light poles supporting 494 old style metal halide lamp fixtures with 357 LED light fixtures on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The $843,000 project is expected to save the garrison approximately $30,000 annually and further the garrison's move toward achieving Net Zero Energy Installation status.

  • Transporters recognize excellence

    Jul 29, 2013

    Transportation Corps Soldiers and civilians, past and present, gathered at Fort Lee to honor the accomplishments of their teammates July 25. To celebrate the 71st birthday of the Transportation Corps, Soldiers and civilians were recognized for their contributions during the regimental officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned officer and civilian of the year, Distinguished Members of the Regiment and hall of fame ceremonies.

  • MRE production for 2014 does away with lasagna, refried beans, fajitas

    Jul 29, 2013

    Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat, or MREs.

  • Transportation Corps puts One Army School System on full throttle

    Jul 28, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Transportation School is continuing to implement elements of the One Army School System, launching recent efforts to cross-train active duty and reserve component instructors.

  • Meticulous Mechanics

    Jul 27, 2013

    Despite a harsh environment, heavy loads and rugged terrain a trio of mechanics work hard and meticulously to ensure their unit trucks are ready to roll at any given time.

  • Picatinny hosts NJIT program for middle school girls

    Jul 24, 2013

    School may be out for the summer, but for at least one New Jersey Institute of Technology program, the learning didn't stop.

  • Rittenhouse takes command of DLA Distribution Tobyhanna

    Jul 24, 2013

    DLA Change of Command

  • AMC, PEO Ground Combat Systems eliminate redundancies in Stryker retrograde

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Materiel Command, the Army's single logistics command, and Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems have partnered to streamline the process for the Warfighter to turn in Stryker combat vehicles prior to redeployment.

  • Historic arsenal celebrates its 200th birthday, welcomes new commander

    Jul 22, 2013

    Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr. took command Thursday of the 200-year-old Army manufacturing center from Migaleddi in a formal Army ceremony called a Change of Command. The official party, consisting of Migaleddi and Schiller, was led by Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, the commanding general of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. This was the arsenal's 58th change of command since 1813. On July 14, 2013, the arsenal celebrated 200 years of continuous support to our nation's military.

  • Excess equipment benefits U.S., foreign partners

    Jul 18, 2013

    Using 1,026 M113A2 armored personnel carriers from the Army's Excess Defense Articles, obtained through Security Assistance Command's foreign military sales program, and the refurbishment expertise provided by an Army Materiel Command public-private partnership provided the means for the Iraqi Army to begin standing up its planned six-division armored capability.

  • Seen around Anniston Army Depot

    Jul 18, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot's industrial base is always hard at work keeping the Department of Defense's warfighters supplied with equipment that works the first time and every time. These are just a few of the faces and operations performed by the depot's men and women.

  • Training sharpens local firefighter's skill sets

    Jul 18, 2013

    Rock Island Arsenal and other fire departments practiced confined-spaces rescue techniques at the foundry on Rock Island Arsenal, July 11. The confined-spaces training took place in a pit underneath the foundry's mold shake out machine, at the Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, the only multi-purpose and vertically integrated metal manufacturer in the Department of Defense.

  • Ammunition plant employees donate blood, pay it forward

    Jul 18, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Someone needs a blood transfusion about every two seconds in the United States, according to the American Red Cross.

  • Conformal battery unburdens Army's networked Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve Soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices.

  • Depot upgrades Humvee ambulances for Army National Guard

    Jul 16, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., has joined forces with Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., to produce 72 new M997A3 Humvee Ambulances for the Army National Guard.

  • Reservists hone combat skills during annual training

    Jul 16, 2013

    Local reservists practiced the art of their craft while wading ankle deep in concrete laying a new floor in one of Tobyhanna Army Depot's storage buildings during their annual Extended Combat Training (ECT).

  • Deseret Chemical Depot closes, transitions installation to Tooele Army Depot

    Jul 16, 2013

    In a special U.S. military ceremony, Deseret Chemical Depot was formally closed July 11, 2013. Yet with hundreds of workers, both government and contractors, still employed here, the gates remain open.

  • First female Soldiers graduate Artillery Mechanic course

    Jul 16, 2013

    History was made July 16 as the first women to attend the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Artillery Mechanic (91P), course graduated during a ceremony here. The 15-week military occupational specialty has, until the beginning of this class, been restricted to male students.

  • Watervliet Arsenal celebrates its 200th year of manufacturing

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., workforce transcends decades and even generations each time they enter the fence line. After all, the arsenal celebrated 200 years of continuous support to our military, July 14, 2013.

  • Secretary of Defense talks budget, resources and readiness with Fort Bragg community

    Jul 15, 2013

    Questions from service members, civilian employees and family members about the U.S. military's budget, resources and services highlighted an hour-long town hall event with the Secretary of Defense Monday afternoon at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • ACU-Alternate uniform offers more fit options

    Jul 8, 2013

    A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, Okla., and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training.

  • Detroit Arsenal associates observe Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jul 5, 2013

  • Salute to the Union

    Jul 4, 2013

    The Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery commemorated the Fourth of July with a 50-gun salute on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 4, 2013.

  • USARPAC becomes 4-star headquarters during change of command

    Jul 3, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presided over the U.S. Army Pacific change-of-command Flying V ceremony from Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski to Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, on Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013.

  • Soldier Show revs up Fort Lee with 'Ready and Resilient' theme

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 4, 2013) -- Attracting eager and enthusiastic crowds during its mid-afternoon and evening performances at Fort Lee's MacLaughlin Fitness Center, the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show came to For Lee June 27 and treated military members, civilians and families to an unforgettable musical extravaganza.

  • ASC hosts governor, AMC leadership, DoD logistician

    Jul 3, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command hosted the governor of Illinois, the commanding general of the Army Material Command, and the assistant secretary of defense (logistics and materiel readiness), and other distinguished visitors at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 1.

  • ASC holds ceremony honoring 12 members set to retire

    Jul 2, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command bid farewell to 12 of its members in a ceremony here June 27 at Heritage Hall. D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, bestowed four Department of the Army civilians and eight Soldiers -- with service totaling 349 years, 34 deployments and careers ranging from 20 to 44 years -- with awards, certificates, flags and pins recognizing their accomplishments at ASC's quarterly Award, Retirement & Retreat ceremony.

  • 10th BSB earns 'Distinguished Unit of Regiment' designation

    Jun 27, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The Quartermaster Corps honored 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), as Distinguished Unit of the Regiment along with 16 Hall of Fame inductees during the annual Regimental Review here June 6.

  • Army ammunition plant gets new commander

    Jun 27, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- The nation's premier bomb and warhead loading facility welcomed a new leader during a change of command ceremony on the grounds adjacent to its headquarters here, June 25.

  • Food inspector watches what you eat for health and safety

    Jun 27, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The last line of defense in the quality and safety of the food that military servicemembers, veterans, and family members purchase for consumption at the installation's commissary lies in the hands of one Soldier, Sgt. Christine Agyemann-Ott.

  • SMA: Review of standards first step in 'Soldier 2020'

    Jun 27, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., for two days earlier this week and discussed the direction the Army is taking as it transitions into the future.

  • 401st AFSB executes Force Provider retrograde throughout Afghanistan

    Jun 26, 2013

    As forces in Afghanistan drawdown in preparation for the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops by February 2014, so will the life support equipment needed to sustain personnel deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • New chief of transportation takes helm

    Jun 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 26) -- The Transportation Corps and School has been without an official Chief of Transportation/commandant for more than three months.

  • ASC Soldiers mentor camp youth

    Jun 26, 2013

    Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command supported Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities Fiesta Camp at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., on June 19, as part of a leadership-based field trip.

  • Watervliet wins $6.2M contract, its fourth multimillion-dollar contract since May

    Jun 25, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced today that it received a $6.2 million contract to manufacture more than 1,600 60 mm mortar baseplates for the Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. This is the fourth multimillion-dollar contract awarded to the arsenal in the last six weeks.

  • West Point Comes to the Corpus Christi Army Depot with a New Internship Program

    Jun 25, 2013

    Corpus Christi Army Depot has joined forces with West Point's Department of Systems Engineering to offer three-week internships for cadets to work alongside depot leaders and artisans.

  • Ammunition plant breaks new ground with state

    Jun 25, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. - Improving access to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant and safety on the highway leading to the facility for employees and truckers transporting munitions is paving the way for several joint projects between the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and U.S. Army here.

  • Unexpected experience shapes logistician's career

    Jun 25, 2013

    Working "above your pay grade"? For Carrie Caldwell Clinard, that phrase quickly became a reality three years into her Army Civilian career when she deployed to Iraq. This edition of Faces of the Force features a young acquisition leader who currently serves as a logistics management specialist responsible for ensuring the Army's principal air-to-ground missile weapon system, HELLFIRE, is maintained and operational for Soldiers and service members alike. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Secretary of Army tours 401st AFSB at Bagram Airfield

    Jun 24, 2013

    Hon. John McHugh, secretary of the Army, toured Bagram Airfield, June 21, and met personnel with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • PEO IEWS and 401st AFSB partner to retrograde Army's 'eye in the sky'

    Jun 21, 2013

    In a joint effort between PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors and 4th Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, the first Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, was retrograded June 21 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.