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  • 403rd AFSB's battalion participates in exercise Keen Sword 2013

    Nov 21, 2012

    Members of the Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia's Yokohama North Dock have supported Keen Sword 2013 by conducting an issue of two Landing Craft Utility 2000 vessels.

  • Hard work and dedication drive Pōhakuloa Training Area Employee of the Quarter

    Nov 21, 2012

    POHAKULOA, Hawaii--Maintenance worker T. J. Sprintz was recently named the U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa Employee of the Quarter for his hard work and dedication to mission accomplishment.

  • Ordnance welcomes new Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.

    Nov 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The U.S. Army Ordnance School welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton G. Hall as the 11th regimental command sergeant major during an assumption of responsiblity ceremony Nov. 16.

  • Teaching youngsters energy awareness in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 16, 2012

    In the Halloween spirit, Vicenza Elementary School third-graders engaged in Energy Awareness Month Oct. 23 through a special hunt for "energy vampires."

  • Army research centers partner for improved ammunition packaging

    Nov 16, 2012

    U.S. Army research and development centers are collaborating to design new ammunition packaging that could yield significant cost savings and improve battlefield capability, officials said. Two organizations within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command -- the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center -- are developing a packaging system for 5.56-millimeter ammunition as an alternative to fabric bandoleers.

  • Watervliet parades through community in honor of our Veterans

    Nov 15, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Think about this, we have thousands of troops forward deployed in a combat zone, while at the same time, similar combat-experienced troops are providing food, fuel, medical, and more important, stability to New York City's disaster areas within a two hour drive of here.

  • Space-based capabilities shaping Army of the future

    Nov 15, 2012

    The undersecretary of the Army received a detailed and succinct depiction of how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command supports America's warfighters during a visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Beyond protection: Army Research Laboratory investigates next-level pelvic, groin protection

    Nov 14, 2012

    New ballistic research areas are filling a critical gap in troop pelvic protection systems, said U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers.

  • Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to accomplish their mission. And, these generators are allowing them precious more time to train Afghan forces and win the friendship of local Afghans.

  • Unique cooperation with TSA leads to improved training at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    During an annual full-scale anti-terrorism exercise at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, leaders identified a training gap that led to a unique government-to-government cooperation between LCAAP's government security office and the Transportation Security Administration.

  • Army Sustainment Command honors area veterans

    Nov 14, 2012

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers fanned out across western Illinois and eastern Iowa during the Veterans Day weekend, paying tribute to area veterans. In an all-out community outreach effort, ASC Soldiers gave speeches, conducted presentations and participated in parades and memorial services while representing the command and the Army.

  • Sustainers visit Afghan military hospital

    Nov 13, 2012

    Members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan visited the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital on November 8, 2012. The Sustainers visited the facility to get a better understanding of the Afghan's medical processes and procedures.

  • ASA IE&E Conducts Quality Work Environment Workshop and Recognition Ceremony

    Nov 13, 2012

    Mr. Mark Atkins, Director for Safety, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA), Installation Energy and Environment (IE&E) led a five-day Quality Work Environment (QWE) Initiative workshop Sept. 17-21 at Army Materiel Command (AMC) Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • Arsenal kicks off annual fund campaign

    Nov 13, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal kicked off their fall Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 4 at the Arsenal's Community Club with a special breakfast program, songs from the Jenkins Memorial Choir, and guest speaker Normal Gilchrest.

  • Veterans Day 2012: Soldier for Life

    Nov 9, 2012

  • Fort Lee Soldiers join Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- First Lt. Melanie Wells knows what it's like to be in the midst of a storm like the one that raked the New York-New Jersey coastal areas last week.

  • TRADOC commanding general recognizes Fort Lee fleet management program

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- The Fort Lee Fleet Management Expansion program received kudos from the Training and Doctrine Command during a presentation here Nov. 1.

  • TRADOC lauds 'game changers'

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- Five CASCOM employees were named game changers and recognized by Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of Training and Doctrine Command, during his visit to Fort Lee Nov. 1.

  • 'Fan the flame': ANAD, ANMC employees inspire coworkers through life stories

    Nov 8, 2012

    Three Anniston Army Depot employees opened their past to coworkers Oct. 25 to teach them about diversity and inspire them to help others.

  • Historical clearinghouse receives macro artifacts

    Nov 8, 2012

    More than 100 large pieces of American military history began arriving at Anniston Army Depot Nov. 5. These items are part of a collection being transferred from Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.

  • Soldier's hidden talent uncovered

    Nov 8, 2012

    When Spc. Jason Eskritt deployed with the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in April, his goal was to keep a low profile and not draw much attention to himself. Eskritt, never one to bask in the spotlight, figured he would go to work daily, do his job and return to Fort Knox in nine months after performing his duties as an information systems operator-analyst in support of the Joint Sustainment Command--Afghanistan. But unbeknownst to Eskritt, his co-workers and supervisors were paying special attention to him, particularly his work ethic and special abilities.

  • West Point helps 'lean' equipment delivery

    Nov 7, 2012

    Five U.S. Military Academy at West Point cadets are working a dual-purpose project to improve equipment flow at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.

  • 401st AFSB's LTF Salerno supports Task Force Rakkasan in Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Task Force Salerno is dedicated to supporting the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and associated units, also known as Task Force Rakkasan, in their area of operations. The small team has or can reach back to leverage all the skill sets needed to support the Warfighters in their area.

  • 401st AFSB employee completes doctorate's while deployed in Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2012

    Maggie Rivers, a supervisory logistics management specialist deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, defended her doctoral dissertation 4:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. Nov. 2 to a doctoral committee and emerged with a doctorate in philosophy.

  • Rifleman radio completes key operational test at NIE

    Nov 7, 2012

    An advanced lightweight radio that will connect troops on the front lines to the Army's tactical communications network has completed its operational test.

  • Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

    Nov 6, 2012

    An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2012."

  • National observance to honor America's veterans

    Nov 6, 2012

    The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Nov. 11, 2012, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military as well as a memorial service for General of the Armies John J. Pershing.

  • National Guard, Marines work together to deliver food, pump water, assist recovery

    Nov 6, 2012

    When the National Guardsmen of Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, came to Rockaway, N.Y., their mission was to distribute food and water to New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

  • One Army School System increases training effectiveness, capacity

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army readiness is the key objective of the One Army School System, a system that establishes common standards for individual training and maximizes the opportunities for active duty soldiers to train at Reserve or National Guard courses, and vice versa.

  • 7th CSC Soldiers train for deployment

    Nov 5, 2012

    A two-week mobilization exercise in Grafenwoehr prepares reservists for real-world scenarios.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers to assist with election in storm-battered areas

    Nov 5, 2012

    New Yorkers who are still without power in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will get some help in casting their votes on Election Day from the New York Army National Guard.

  • Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! IMCOM seeks to hire, retain former soldiers in the Army civilian workforce

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army civilians serve alongside soldiers every day, in every theater. From state-side garrisons to forward operating bases in Afghanistan, Army civilians write contracts, deliver goods, manage networks, operate ranges, manage business operations and provide support functions that would otherwise present distractions to training and wartime operations. From the sound of reveille to when a soldier turns out the lights at the end the day, soldiers are supported by their civilian counterparts.

  • RDECOM NCOPD kicks off at Redstone Arsenal

    Nov 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fifty-two Soldiers convened Nov. 5 in northern Alabama for a week of professional development and the opportunity to learn about the nation's leading Army installation for aviation and missile research, development and testing. The noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command will complete a physical fitness test and receive briefings, training, and facility and capability tours. They will conclude this session of NCO Professional Development with a tour of Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn., a Civil War historic site.

  • Bradley ECPs to Upgrade Vehicle Across the Board

    Nov 5, 2012

    To ensure the Bradley Fighting Vehicle can enable the Army's network investment and incorporate other Army programs of record without further degrading operational performance, basic improvements will be made as part of the upcoming Bradley Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) program. An ECP is a modification to a system that leaves the essential capability unchanged, so while the Bradley will maintain its classic look on the outside, under the hood will be a different matter. With the ECP program, the Bradley will be able to keep pace with Army modernization, remaining capable and relevant into the next decade and beyond.

  • U.S. Army Veterans Day

    Nov 5, 2012

    Veterans Day Army public service announcement.

  • New 401st AFSB housing at BAF improves force protection posture

    Nov 3, 2012

    New billeting at 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, provides improved force protection for personnel by housing them in hardened structures.

  • ARMY RESERVE STANDS UP 883RD QM COMPANY, 315TH QM TEAM

    Nov 1, 2012

    It was a sentimental ceremony, yet proud of its legacy as the 883rd Quartermaster Company and 315th Quartermaster Team were officially activated during a combined activation ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Broken Arrow, Okla.

  • 403rd AFSB holds first FRG steering committee meeting with newly acquired Logistics Readiness Center

    Nov 1, 2012

  • Joint Culinary Center of Excellence offers new additions to field ration menus

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- The Unitized Group Ration -- Short Order menu recently underwent changes after a six-month test at four Army installations last year.

  • TRADOC Commanding General recognizes sustainers

    Nov 1, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, presents a TRADOC coin to Samuel A. Burns, Ordnance School course manager, for his "game changer" service to the Ordnance School Nov. 1. Cone 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.

  • Fuel Operations at its best in the Pacific

    Nov 1, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan-- Imagine handling more than two million gallons of jet fuel for the Air Force, 100,000 gallons for the Marines and up to 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel for the Navy on Okinawa. It's a big order requiring a substantial commitment, performing a critical mission that remains the sole responsibility of the 505th Quartermaster Battalion.

  • 83rd Ordnance - Focus on Mission Amid Future Inactivation

    Nov 1, 2012

    HIRO AMMUNITION DEPOT, Kure, Japan. -- The 83rd Ordnance Battalion is a small unit with a big mission for United States Army Japan and the Pacific Command. The unit, headquartered in southern mainland Japan, is set to inactivate next year.

  • Army Releases Sustainability Report 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2012, which describes the Army's sustainability efforts and progress during years 2010 and 2011.

  • Army contracting, logistics discussed during 3-day gathering at RIA

    Oct 31, 2012

    Contracting and LOGCAP were the main topics during a three-day meeting that concluded Oct. 31 here in Building 103, Baylor Conference Room, as the Army makes plans for post-war Southwest Asia operations.

  • More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 7,400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen were mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, 2012, and more were on the way.

  • Career comes to a close after 35 years of service

    Oct 30, 2012

    Johnetta Graves retires in ceremony at Redstone Arsenal

  • Back to basics: Weapons safety

    Oct 30, 2012

    Soldiers depend on their weapons, and when one fails, it could mean the difference between life and death. But by taking precautions like thorough preventive maintenance checks and services and proper storage, they greatly reduce the likelihood of malfunction and possibly an accident.

  • U.S. Army awards Watervliet $4.2M contract for new mortar baseplate

    Oct 29, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced Friday that it received a $4.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture a new lightweight 60mm mortar baseplate that will enhance Soldiers' abilities to move more quickly across the battlefield, while also reducing logistical requirements.

  • Like fathers, like sons: the 1st Division family

    Oct 28, 2012

    Pvt. Chris Griffin is the fifth member of his family to receive a 1st ID/1st SB combat patch, continuing his family's legacy in the U.S. Army.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami

    Oct 28, 2012

    As more governors declared states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy, the National Guard stood ready to respond to the aftermath of the storm.

  • Shyu outlines strategic modernization planning approach

    Oct 26, 2012

    Army acquisition is in the early stages of refining an integrated, multi-pronged strategic approach to equipment modernization which seeks to harvest key lessons learned from a decade of war, service leaders said Oct. 23, 2012.

  • TRANSCOM commander sees AFSBn-Kandahar RPAT process

    Oct 25, 2012

    U.S. Air Force General William M. Fraser III, commander of U.S. Transportation Command spent about 90 minutes at AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 21 to learn more about how the battalion has streamlined processes and procedures for redistributing and retrograding equipment.

  • Depot Employee Garners National Diversity Award

    Oct 25, 2012

    One of Tobyhanna Army Depot's own has just received national recognition for her contributions to our national defense.

  • Howitzer FMS begins at Anniston

    Oct 25, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot recently began a Foreign Military Sales overhaul for the M198 light towed howitzer. The artillery is disassembled, inspected and rebuilt to specifications for a U.S. military ally.

  • Anniston Munitions Center celebrates four accident-free years

    Oct 25, 2012

    Anniston Munitions Center passed an important milestone Oct. 16 - four years without a lost time accident. A lost time accident is any injury occurring within the organization that takes an employee off duty for at least one 24-hour period. The last time that happened for ANMC was Oct. 16, 2008, when an employee's back was injured.

  • Entire depot workforce must commit to VPP process

    Oct 25, 2012

    Trample the weak and hurdle the dormant - this seems like a strange phrase to use when the discussion is safety and the Voluntary Protection Program, but the visual impact of what must be done is perfect. With VPP, the weak in an organization are the naysayers and complainers. This group follows, but with reluctance. Constant complaining and a sour attitude stagnates a team and can slow the entire VPP process.

  • Oct. 22, 2012 -- Secretary of the Army's Keynote address at AUSA Expo

    Oct 25, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, delivers the keynote address during the opening ceremony at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, while seated during recuperation from an injury, on Oct. 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

  • U.S. Army Operational Energy brochure

    Oct 25, 2012

  • JSC-A S.A.M.C. sponsors TAPS 5K

    Oct 24, 2012

    The Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club sponsored a 5K run/walk at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on Friday, October 19.

  • 822nd MCT ends mission in Afghanistan

    Oct 24, 2012

    The 822nd Movement Control Team officially ended its mission in Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20.

  • Operational Energy 'The Power Is In Your Hand'

    Oct 24, 2012

  • Quartermasters support legal training

    Oct 24, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. - Brig. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School commandant, and Col. John E. O'Neil IV, Quartermaster School commandant, sign a memorandum of agreement Oct. 24 supporting advanced individual training students attending the paralegal specialists course.

  • Environmental science: Students focus on ways to save energy, resources

    Oct 23, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With the world's resources dwindling at an ever faster rate and energy costs consistently rising, future planners are realizing that long-term sustainability demands creative solutions. That means including all aspects of energy use, waste disposal and alternative energy construction considerations when first approaching projects. But encouraging everyone to play a role in long-term sustainability also means changing the way many people live their daily lives.

  • Tobyhanna employees Reset, retrofit mission expands capabilities of critical Army communications sys

    Oct 23, 2012

    Technicians here have successfully completed a mission that gives a key Army communications system increased range and frequencies.

  • AUSA Opening Day: Leaders Discuss Army Profession, Address Family Forum

    Oct 23, 2012

  • Army leaders stress commitment to Network Integration Evaluations

    Oct 23, 2012

    As Soldiers prepare to deploy with the Army's new mobile tactical communications network, the service will continue to enhance that technology through the Network Integration Evaluations, senior leaders said.

  • Eighth Army team participates in 2012 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2012

    A team of Eighth Army runners from South Korea participated in the U.S. Army Ten-Miler in the nation's capital, Oct. 21, 2012.

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 22, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal visits the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. to underscore the extensive capabilities and interdependence of combined operations between Army Conventional and Special Operations Forces as well as to highlight the vital role of the JRTC as the Army trains Soldiers for current missions and prepares for future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • CASCOM employee receives Superior Civilian Service Award

    Oct 22, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, presented Terry Moody, CASCOM G8 (Resource Management) management and manpower division chief, the Superior Civilian Service Award Oct. 10.

  • Army launches smart Operational Energy use campaign, identifies 10 initiatives

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Army launched "The Power is In Your Hands" campaign Oct. 23, 2012, to encourage Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield.

  • Iron scouts train at NIE 13.1

    Oct 22, 2012

  • TRANSCOM commander visits 401st AFSB

    Oct 20, 2012

    U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser, III, commander U.S. Transportation Command, made a brief visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 19 to learn more about the processes the 401st employs to prepare equipment to be shipped from the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

  • 401st LTF North overcomes adverse conditions to support Warfighters

    Oct 20, 2012

    'Moon dust' everywhere while living and working in an active construction zone doesn't stop the folks at 410st AFSB's Logistics Task Force North and Camp Pratt in their mission to support the Warfighter.

  • DOD, AbilityOne honor 8 ACC employees

    Oct 19, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Eight current and former Army Contracting Command employees have been recognized by the Department of Defense and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission for their work supporting the AbilityOne Program.

  • N.Y. bridge dedicated to fallen hero

    Oct 17, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Derek Farley began greeting visitors as they entered and left the small town of Nassau, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2012, after the Route 20 Bridge was named after him.

  • Depot sustains military's electro optics/night vision equipment

    Oct 11, 2012

    Well-trained and skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot employees maintain and support the military's vast array of electro-optics/night vision for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as foreign military service customers.

  • 622nd MCT help resupply troops in the field

    Oct 10, 2012

    Deployed to one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan, a movement control detachment resupplies hundreds of troops in the field. Every morning, Soldiers with 622nd Movement Control Detachment round up Afghan drivers so cargo can be delivered. The cargo each driver has ranges from food for the dining facility to mission critical equipment.

  • Logistics Readiness Center Honshu Pinning Ceremony

    Oct 10, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 10, 2012) -- Col. Michael C. Lopez, commander of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, pins to Jose A. Toro, director of the Logistics Readiness Center Honshu during a ceremony held Oct. 10 at U.S. Army Garrison Japan headquarters. The LRC, formerly under the Directorate of Logistics at USAG-J, now falls under Army Materiel Command as of Oct. 1.

  • 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

    Oct 9, 2012

    2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

  • ASA(ALT)'s October Significant Accomplishment PEO Ammution's Own Mr. Harvard Yuen

    Oct 9, 2012

  • SDDC CG's visit to 401st AFSB confirms partnership

    Oct 8, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Richardson, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command commanding general, visited 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 3 to see firsthand some of the equipment that will be retrograded using SDDC and other transportation options from the Combined Joint Operations-Afghanistan in the coming months.

  • AMC commander explains how diversity is readiness challenge

    Oct 5, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, spoke at the 13th annual Diversity Leadership Conference to a luncheon audience of more than 100 attendees inside Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Vice President Biden Marks Achievements of MRAP Task Force

    Oct 5, 2012

  • Assistant Secretary Visits Fort Des Moines

    Oct 5, 2012

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Des Moines on Oct. 3. Hammack made the stop during her Iowa trip to see a local Army Reserve Center and learn more about the capabilities and challenges the Army Reserve faces in updating its facilities and in energy conservation.

  • Global logistics concept discussed during FORSCOM commanders forum

    Oct 4, 2012

    Logistics for the Army of 2020 was a key topic discussed during the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commander's forum held Oct. 2-3 in the FORSCOM headquarters at Marshall Hall.

  • Operational energy forum increases awareness, promotes flexibility and resilience

    Oct 4, 2012

    Commanders and command sergeants major from throughout U.S. Army Forces Command heard about operational energy from an expert on the subject during the U.S. Army Forces Command Commander's Forum held at Marshall Hall Tuesday.

  • NCO Corps welcomes 16 Fort Lee ordnance battalion Soldiers

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Sgt. 1st Class Erick Detrich became a noncommissioned officer years ago and didn't have to be present for his unit's NCO induction ceremony.

  • Watervliet Arsenal joins shipping wars, saves taxpayer dollars

    Oct 2, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center in upstate New York is looking hard at its shipping process to squeeze more value out of its operations.

  • 21st TSC hosts air assault course

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command, for the third-consecutive year, hosted a 10-day Air Assault School that was attended by approximately 260 Soldiers and Airmen from various units throughout Germany Sept. 10 on Camp Robertson in Schweinfurt, Germany.

  • Detroit Arsenal Receives 4th Neighborhood Environmental Partner Award

    Oct 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison -- Detroit Arsenal recently received its 4th State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 2011 Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award for their outstanding commitment to environmental community outreach.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 1 of 3)

    Oct 2, 2012

    The silence of a frigid February afternoon was broken by an ominous warning. "Fire in the hole, fire in the hole, fire in the hole," the warning echoed across a sub-freezing landscape draped in ice and snow. Seconds later an explosive ordnance technician from 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, detonated several thermite grenades that destroyed over 500 lbs. of homemade explosive.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 2 of 3)

    Oct 2, 2012

    Becoming an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician is no easy matter. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal course involves attending a 10-week pre-course held at Fort Lee, Va., followed by another 8 months of training at the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., but that's only if you go straight through. The attrition rate for aspiring EOD techs is high; a lot of students are held back and have to repeat some of the schooling, even then, not everyone makes it.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 3 of 3)

    Oct 2, 2012

    Approach an IED. Just the thought of doing as much is enough to send shivers down even the bravest soldier's spine, but sometimes that is just what the soldiers of 787 EOD have to do.

  • Electric + Gas = Tooele Army Depot, Chevy Volt

    Oct 2, 2012

    As more electric vehicles are becoming a common sight on some military bases as the Department of Defense adds road-capable electric cars such as the Chevy Volt to their fleet, Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) was selected to receive one of the first energy efficient electric cars within the Army Materiel Command (AMC).

  • Curbing base camps' appetites for fuel, water

    Oct 1, 2012

    A 450-person Force Provider base camp was established at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to demonstrate energy- and water-saving technologies.

  • Even at 100, Arsenal pride has not been forgotten

    Oct 1, 2012

    Many people might believe that having supported our nation's uniformed men and women continuously since the War of 1812 is a pretty significant event, but that statistic may pale in comparison to the fact that two former Arsenal employees will soon turn or have recently turned 100-years-old.

  • AMC provides for troops, employees and beyond

    Oct 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Supporting two wars, contingency operations and relocating nearly 11,000 employees was the 'norm' for employees in the U.S. Army Materiel Command during the 2000s.

  • A personal perspective on supporting war

    Oct 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARESNAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command during the 2000s was known for its efforts in supporting two wars, contingency operations and relocating nearly 11,000 employees. Rudy Chavez, a specialist with nearly 25 years of AMC experience, currently assigned to the AMC Current Operations and Plans Division shares his perspective on the successes of AMC during a time of transition.

  • Army Sustainment Command gains new mission, becomes logistics center of gravity

    Oct 1, 2012

  • Sustainers use 'interrogator' to track cargo at Afghanistan-Uzbekistan border

    Sep 28, 2012

    At the Uzbekistan-Afghanistan border, the 276th Transportation Detachment (Automated Cargo Documentation) uses a radio-frequency identification interrogator system to track cargo within the northern Afghanistan area.

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