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  • ASC officer receives prestigious LATINA award

    Sep 27, 2012

    An Army Sustainment Command officer is a recipient of this year's LATINA Style Meritorious Service Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., for contributions to her nation and community.

  • Transporter receives highest Transportation Corps honor

    Sep 26, 2012

    "Whoever shall behold the image of Saint Christopher shall not faint or fall on that day," states the Legend of Saint Christopher from the U.S. Army Transportation Corps' induction ceremony narrative. The legend goes on to say that depictions of Saint Christopher were shown opposite the entrances to churches so passers-by could look upon them 'and be fortified.' Those words are spoken when the Transportation Corps bestows upon one of its own something given only to the best in the transportation community -- induction into the Military Order of Saint Christopher.

  • All FOBs are not the same

    Sep 25, 2012

    When you ask soldiers about their deployment experience, you might hear about them going down to the PX at Kandahar Airfield or about how they were in the middle of nowhere using water bottles for brushing their teeth, shaving, or using baby wipes for a shower.

  • APS-3 Army strategic flotilla rebuild complete, meets 2020 strategy

    Sep 25, 2012

    The rebuild of the Army Prepositioned Stocks Afloat (APS-3) Army Strategic Flotilla (ASF) is now complete. The United States Naval Ship Watson was uploaded from Sept. 10-19 at Wharf Alpha, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and set sail Sept. 22. This means from this point on, the six Large-Medium Speed Roll-on Roll-off (LMSR) ships, will be on-station, returning periodically for their maintenance cycles every 30 to 36 months.

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

    Sep 24, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Regional Command (South) area of operations in Afghanistan, including Forward Operating Base Zangabad, near the horn of Panjwai, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • NS-E mission at Sierra Army Depot draws FORSCOM G-4 attention

    Sep 24, 2012

    Maj. Gen. John O'Connor visits Sierra Army Depot to better understand Non Standard-Equipment processing returning from Afghanistan.

  • Westphal: National Guard key component in Army transformation

    Sep 24, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Gen. John Vessey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured Camp Ripley, Minn., Sept. 22, 2012. The visit was the first for Westphal and gave him time to meet Soldiers and receive a background of the Minnesota National Guard.

  • 316th Manas Team Beats Deadline

    Sep 23, 2012

    The number of U.S. Troops in the Afghanistan now stands at 68,000, Secretary of State Leon E. Panetta told reporters. The troop count is down from the peak of 101,000 U.S. forces last year and marks the end of a critical phase in President Barack Obama's war strategy.

  • Petroleum, water unit fades into history

    Sep 21, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The 49th Quartermaster Group, once the active Army's only petroleum and water unit, quietly faded into the annals of history during an inactivation ceremony Friday at Seay Field.

  • Army seeks Soldier input with Army Service Uniform survey

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III is encouraging all active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to take the Army Service Uniform survey to help inform the Army's decisions regarding future uniforms and equipment.

  • Bailey assumes role as battalion's senior NCO at BAF

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. Dannette D. Bailey assumes responsibility as Army Field Support Battalion-Bagram's senior enlisted Soldier from Sgt. Maj. Donald R. Robertson during a change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 15 at battalion headquarters.

  • USARAF coordinates transportation training in Burkina Faso

    Sep 20, 2012

    Recently, U.S. Army and Air Force trainers worked with 27 Burkina Faso Armed Forces personnel during a second phase of unit movement training.

  • Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2012

    In two days the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • 3/399th Logistics Support Battalion dominate Lanes Training Competition

    Sep 18, 2012

    Three Army Reserve Soldiers from the 3/399th Logistics Support Battalion placed first, second and third during the Truck Rodeo portion of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade's Lanes Training Exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., Sept. 14-15, 2012.

  • JSC-A briefs Third Army/ARCENT commander on redeployment operations

    Sep 18, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, met with Joint Sustainment Command Afghanistan Soldiers on September 17, 2012 at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Deploying Soldiers test new female body armor prototype

    Sep 18, 2012

    Female Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan are getting a chance to weigh in on the latest innovation in personal protective equipment: body armor designed specifically to fit them.

  • Mission Command in Garrison - 'train as you fight'

    Sep 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Forces Command is setting up their tactical Mission Command computer systems on home station networks to ensure Solders' mission command skills remain sharp.

  • Active Army's only petroleum and water group brings end to storied past

    Sep 17, 2012

    For those who've lived and worked at Fort Lee,Va., over the past decade or so, the images were commonplace and unmistakable.

  • Army gears up for next Network Integration Evaluation

    Sep 17, 2012

    As preparations for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 kick into high gear, Soldiers, engineers, combat developers and test officials have joined forces at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to provide full-time support to what will be the fourth iteration in a series of semi-annual field exercises designed to further integrate and mature the Army's tactical network, and accelerate the way network technologies are delivered to Soldiers through integrated "capability sets" of communications gear.

  • 'Where's the beef?' -- DoD finds answers in osmotic dehydration process

    Sep 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate is now partnering with a commercial vendor in Cayce, S.C., to develop a meat product that uses an innovative dehydrating process.

  • AMC commander visits USASAC

    Sep 17, 2012

    U.S. Army Materiel Command's Commanding General, Gen. Dennis L. Via, made his first official visit to the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Sept. 17 since taking command in August, and saw AMC's vision as a "Globally Networked Logistics Enterprise," already in place at USASAC.

  • Brig. Gen. Gamble visits Joint Base Charleston

    Sep 17, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Duane Gamble, Army Sustainment Command deputy commanding general, along with Brig. Gen. Edward Dorman III, director of Logistics Operations, Readiness, Force Integration and Strategy, Headquarters, Department of the Army, listen to a briefing Sept. 13 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic in Charleston, S.C.

  • From immigrant to Watervliet's Face of Strength, a 50-year journey

    Sep 14, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- For nearly 200 years, most Arsenal employees began their careers here and ended them here. Given the unique and specialized skills required of the Arsenal's workforce, few have sought the opportunity to venture off to work at some other Army arsenal or depot, nor may the Arsenal leadership have wanted them to. Some might have thought that being able to raise families at one location was a blessing, while others might have wondered what life would have been like if they had worked at some other installation. There is one current employee, however, who is living the life of both extremes and has been for more than 50 years.

  • OEF Property Accountability for Off-Ramp Units: Command Emphasis and Early Planning

    Sep 14, 2012

    Executing a smooth responsible off-ramp and redeployment operation takes an enormous concerted effort with forged partnerships among a supported task force, the sustainment brigade, the regional Army Field Support Battalion, and U.S. Army Materiel Command's Life Cycle Management Commands.

  • Tobyhanna installs leak detection system, receives federal award

    Sep 13, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., has employed a high-tech solution to an age old problem -- leaky pipes -- which exceeded expectations and earned the installation the 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award (Project Category).

  • Hammack observes Ansbach's lean, green conservation machine

    Sep 13, 2012

    Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Ansbach, Germany, Sept. 12-13, 2012, to see energy-saving measures at work. Ansbach is the command headquarters for the Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt, informally known as the Franconian Military Community.

  • Army garrison launches renewable energy project

    Sep 13, 2012

    Energy from new photovoltaic panels atop warehouses at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Germany, will soon provide enough energy for 500 homes and save roughly $50,000 annually.

  • ASC selects EAGLE contractors

    Sep 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command, through the Army Contracting Command -- Rock Island, executed the first round of basic ordering agreements (BOA) with companies to provide logistics support services through its Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) program. The second round of BOA releases will be made on a continuing basis between now and Oct. 15.

  • Westphal: Leader development essential to Army of the Future

    Sep 13, 2012

    By the time the students in today's Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education class are leading the Army, the Army of the Future will already be here, the under secretary of the Army said last week.

  • 402nd AFSB issues APS-5 equipment to 2-18th FA Regt

    Sep 11, 2012

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade makes history, conducts aerial delivery operations at Salang Pass

    Sep 10, 2012

    The 10th Sustainment Brigade conducted the first aerial delivery mission near the Salang tunnel, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2012, proving aerial resupply is possible almost anywhere in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Carson EOD hosts civilian bomb squads

    Sep 10, 2012

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers met their civilian counterparts for four days of workshops and training lanes, Aug. 27-30, 2012, during the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators regional conference, at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Army Secretary visits Anniston Army Depot

    Sep 10, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Anniston Army Depot, Ala., Sept. 7, 2012.

  • Wash racks recycle thousands of gallons of water

    Sep 7, 2012

    401st Army Field Support Brigade personnel using five self-contained wash racks at AFSBn-Kandahar have been washing vehicles nearly around the clock since March 30 and are saving thousands of gallons of water daily.

  • AMC General praises RRAD for hard work, dedication

    Sep 7, 2012

    RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, Texas (Sept. 6, 2012) -- Gen. Dennis L. Via, new commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, caught a snapshot of the massive maintenance facilities at Red River Army Depot during a visit Sept. 6.

  • Assistant Secretary visits U.S. Army installations in Europe

    Sep 7, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, the Honorable Katherine Hammack, is touring U.S. Army installations in Germany and Italy.

  • 113th Sustainment Brigade Medical Officer earns top leadership award

    Sep 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Medical Command selected Capt. Jacqueline Brinson, a member of North Carolina National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade, as this year's Army National Guard recipient of the Capt. John R. Teal Leadership Award. The award is named in honor of John Teal; the first medical officer killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Women's Equality Day Celebrated at the Detroit Arsenal

    Sep 5, 2012

  • Soldiers search for shipping containers in Afghanistan

    Sep 5, 2012

    Two National Guard Soldiers from the 113th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Kuwait, where they received a unique Afghanistan mission -- locate lost shipping containers.

  • Soldiers transport cargo during night time operations

    Sep 5, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (August 30, 2012) - Soldiers with the 25th Transportation Company transported cargo and multi-class items to Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan on August 30, 2012.

  • Quartermaster Corps welcome new commander

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- Command of the Quartermaster School and Corps changed hands in a ceremony Aug. 30 at the 262nd QM Battalion Parade Field.

  • Soldier helps others after sister's death

    Sep 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 5, 2012) -- October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but it's never too early to shed light on the subject for one Fort Lee Soldier.

  • GEN Via Finds Unmatched Capabilities and Empowered Workforce at Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Sep 5, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) welcomes the new commander of the United States Army Materiel Command (AMC), four-star General Dennis L. Via, during his inaugural tour, 5 Sep 2012.

  • Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep 2012 mission complete

    Aug 22, 2012

    The 11-person Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep 2012 team inspected and condition-coded more than 2,500 short tons of ammunition in about six months.

  • Transportation Corps hosts Vietnam War commemoration

    Aug 22, 2012

    The Transportation Corps, in partnership with the U.S. Army Quartermaster and Women's museums, hosted a 50th commemoration of the Vietnam War, Aug. 17, 2012, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Army Logistics University welcomes new commandant

    Aug 21, 2012

    John E. Hall, president U.S. Army Logistics University, passes the ALU colors to Col. Robert A. Harney, Jr. during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony here, Aug. 21.

  • 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) takes 2012 EOD Team of the Year

    Aug 20, 2012

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The 663rd Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 242nd Ordnance Battalion (EOD), 71st Ordnance Group (EOD) from Fort Carson, Colo. took top honors during the 2012 EOD Team of the Year competition here Aug. 17.

  • Watervliet builds great cannons, better relationships

    Aug 16, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- It is no secret that Watervliet builds the best cannons in the world, but what the Arsenal has been building with the local community lately may be just as strong as the steel used in gun tubes -- it's called relationships. The month of August is traditionally a slow period at the Arsenal because that is when a significant number of workers take leave during the annual shutdown of manufacturing operations. But for the Arsenal's emergency service teams, who provide 24-hour, seven-day-a-week protection to the Arsenal, there was no such thing as a shutdown.

  • 'Vanguard' cooks sizzle to DA-level Phillip A. Connelly competition

    Aug 16, 2012

    For the first time in 10 years, Fort Stewart, Ga., Soldiers will advance to the Department of the Army-level Phillip A. Connelly competition. A team of 25 food service specialists with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division will vie to win the garrison military category of the 45th annual awards program. The Philip A. Connelly Awards Program is a competition that provides recognition, promotes professionalism and excellence throughout the Army food service corps.

  • U.S., Afghan Army Engineers: Leading the way, hand in hand

    Aug 16, 2012

    Spc. Michael Wilkersonfoy of 420th Eng. Co., 458th Eng. Bn., 411th Eng. Bde., 412th Theater Engineer Command, show unity in strength with a fellow engineer soldier from the Afghan National Army's 4/1/209th Corps during a training break, March 4, 2012, in Faryab Province, Afghanistan.

  • Wounded vet shares story during Fort Lee visit

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- Wounded warrior Marissa Strock paid a visit to Charlie Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion here Monday evening.

  • Transitioning Lee Soldiers get commercial driver's license training

    Aug 16, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 16, 2012) -- The Transportation School conducted a pilot program here in early August to give Soldiers additional training that will assist them with their transition out of the service.

  • Explosive ordnance disposal company helps with range cleanup at Southern Accord 2012

    Aug 15, 2012

    "I found another wedding cake," said Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, a bomb technician with the 430th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company out of Washington, N.C. As she slowly lowered herself to examine the metal device with meticulous caution, it became apparent she was not referring to a fluffy, sweet dessert entree.

  • US and Botswana soldiers keep SA 12 rolling

    Aug 15, 2012

    Eight U.S. Army soldiers with Company B, 405th Brigade Support Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard out of Crestwood, Ill., joined 25 Botswana Defense Force Corps of Mechanical Engineers members to form the Maintenance Support and Recovery group for Southern Accord 2012.

  • Illinois Army National Guard soldiers provide logistical support in Botswana

    Aug 15, 2012

    Logistics is the backbone of any large-scale operation, and one group of Illinois Army National Guard soldiers is providing that support. Soldiers from the 405th Brigade Support Battalion are currently in Botswana, Africa, supporting Southern Accord 12.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade coordinates air drop missions for JSC-A Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2012

  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Aug 15, 2012

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Jason Hearing, a generator equipment mechanic here, installs a master switch in a 10kw generator for a UAV system while working in the Systems Integration and Support Directorate's Mobile Electric Power Branch.

  • 541st CSSB completes 402nd AFSB support mission

    Aug 15, 2012

    The 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kan., completed its mission supporting the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in August and is now coming home to the United States.

  • First female four-star general retires from Army

    Aug 15, 2012

    The first woman to serve as a four-star general in both the Army and the U.S. armed forces, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody retired Aug. 15, 2012, after 38 years in uniform.

  • LOGCAP awards fee board aims to incentivize contractors

    Aug 10, 2012

    LOGCAP awards fee board meets to determine if their performance contractors have earned an award based on performance above minimum contract requirements.

  • 402nd AFSB welcomes new commander, CSM in Kuwait

    Aug 10, 2012

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade conducted a combined change of command/change of responsibility ceremony July 16 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Army culinary team takes first place in Okinawa's inaugural interservice cook-off

    Aug 9, 2012

    CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa (Aug. 9, 2012) -- A team of culinary specialists from the Army took first place in the inaugural island-wide, interservice cook-off held July 28 at the Field House here.

  • Gamble receives first star

    Aug 8, 2012

    Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason promoted Col. Duane A. Gamble to brigadier general during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 3. Gamble serves as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, which is headquartered on the Arsenal.

  • EOD Soldiers, law enforcement complete FBI post-blast course

    Aug 8, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Four large explosions rocked Fort Riley's Live-Fire Trench Complex recently as civilian bomb technicians and ordnance Soldiers prepared their peers for some of the most in-depth training in their field.

  • United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team Winner Announced

    Aug 8, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- No military saying may hold truer than an "Army fights on its stomach." And no military job may keep truer to the concept of a Soldier being a master of his technical craft and war than an Army cook. As the cooks of the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command field feeding team demonstrated their ability to back up every rifle with a hot meal when they won the United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team category, here, July 31.

  • Via takes command of AMC, becomes first 4-star signal officer

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin were in attendance at the promotion ceremony for Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command's deputy commanding general, at the Bob Jones auditorium in Madison, Ala., Aug. 7, 2012.

  • Dunwoody relinquishes command of Army Materiel Command

    Aug 7, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody relinquished command of Army Materiel Command during a ceremony at AMC's headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Aug. 7, 2012.

  • GEN Dennis Via promotion ceremony

    Aug 7, 2012

    Army Gen. Dennis Via is promoted to the rank of General during a ceremony hosted by Army Materiel Command commanding general GEN Ann Dunwoody August 7, 2012 at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Via became the first Army Signal Corps officer to achieve that rank.

  • London Games leave Mango dreaming about Rio

    Aug 6, 2012

    Sgt. Spenser Mango learned in London that much work must be done if he wants to medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Alabama Guard Soldiers tackle Afghanistan convoy missions

    Aug 2, 2012

    The roads of Afghanistan present many challenges, whether it's driving through a rocky mountainous terrain, a crowded intersection or looking for hidden improvised explosive devices by the roadside.

  • Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Jul 31, 2012

    In double record-setting fashion, Sgt. Vincent Hancock became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London.

  • SDDC LSS projects recoup millions of unearned government dollars

    Jul 30, 2012

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command introduced continuous process improvement using the Lean Six Sigma methodology to command members in 2006. Since then, SDDC has realized cost avoidances of more than $25 million from LSS projects.

  • Soldiers build logistics hub in northern Afghanistan, call it home

    Jul 29, 2012

    The 10th Sustainment Brigade's Team Lightning completed the construction of Logistics Support Area Lightning, July 10, 2012, as one of the first steps in opening up the new strategic logistics hub for Regional Command-North in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.

  • Specialized Army Reserve unit provides water purification for exercise

    Jul 24, 2012

    Quartermaster Soldiers at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., are supporting a major real-world need while training for deployment.

  • 3-401st RPAT yard helps with U.S. Forces draw down

    Jul 23, 2012

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan. (July 19, 2012) -- For units redeploying home, the Redistribution Property Accountability Team yard represents the end of mission.

  • Food service Soldiers rise to challenge of feeding hundreds at Golden Cargo

    Jul 20, 2012

    If you think cooking nutritious meals for your family can be challenging, try cooking for 300 hungry Soldiers.

  • Golden Cargo mechanics keep ammunition convoys running

    Jul 20, 2012

    For the convoys participating in Operation Golden Cargo that are refueling and resting overnight at Fort Leonard Wood as part of Task Force Warhawk, mechanics of the 209th Quartermaster Company from Lafayette, Ind., are on duty 24 hours a day, making sure the vehicles here are up and running for their next mission.

  • Transportation Corps looks to technology, Soldiers to move Army forward

    Jul 19, 2012

    Planning for future operations is a big part of the Chief of Transportation's job, and it's a role that Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen relishes.

  • South African military leaders learn about New York Army National Guard logistics

    Jul 13, 2012

    South African National Defence Force officials learned how the New York National Guard does logistics during a visit to the historic Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City, July 3, 2012.

  • Estevez, Bash visit SDDC ammunition port

    Jul 11, 2012

    The Honorable Alan F. Estevez, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Readiness), and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Brooks L. Bash, Director for Logistics, Joint Staff, visited Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Calif., Monday for a close look at the West Coast's primary military ammunition port.

  • Letterkenny Munitions Center Provides Training Opportunity for Reservists

    Jul 11, 2012

    Sixty Army Reserve Soldiers from the 811th Ordnance Company recently received valuable training during a three-day field training exercise at the Letterkenny Munitions Center.

  • Operation Golden Cargo gets green light

    Jul 11, 2012

    Thousands of military troops took to the road this week as part of Operation Golden Cargo, a two-week logistics operation to move ammunition to installations throughout the United States, which started July 9, 2012.

  • FORSCOM Logistics leader promoted to major general

    Jul 11, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 11, 2012) - The Department of the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, hosted the promotion of Brig. Gen. John ("Jack") R. O'Connor to the rank of major general at a ceremony held at Marshall Hall, the joint headquarters building for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command. As the FORSCOM deputy chief of staff for logistics, O'Connor ensures that fully equipped, logistically sustainable, and ready forces are available to meet the requirements of combatant commanders across the spectrum of current and future operations.

  • Army Reserve Soldier becomes Tough Mudder for Wounded Warrior

    Jul 10, 2012

    Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Thomas Reneau, a native of Belmont, N.H. and assigned to 368th Engineer Battalion, competes in Tough Mudder to help raise money to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project July 15, 2012 in Vermont.

  • Transportation detachment receives own 'big haze grey ship'

    Jul 9, 2012

    The Soldiers of the 163rd Transportation Detachment, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command took responsibility of the Logistical Support Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker, at the at the Joint Base Hickam Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, docks, June 29, 2012.

  • AFRICOM builds logistics capability in African partners

    Jul 8, 2012

    Several robust programs at U.S. Africa Command are helping to ensure that when African partners pull together to support shared security interests, they have the logistical capabilities they need to deploy and sustain their operations.

  • Mortuary affairs conference focuses on emergency management partnerships

    Jul 6, 2012

    When there is a natural disaster or large-scale emergency, local resources can become overwhelmed. The 7th annual Worldwide Mortuary Affairs Conference, held in June, provided a venue for both military and civilian partners to exchange information on planning support for such situations.

  • Ordnance School training brigade gets new commander

    Jul 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va.(JULY 5, 2012)- The 59th Ordnance Brigade conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at Whittington Field on the Ordnance Campus.

  • 214th Fires Brigade selects best logistician

    Jul 5, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The 214th Fires Brigade kicked off its 2nd Annual Best LOG Competition in the early morning June 26.

  • West Virginia woman signs on as first female Bradley mechanic

    Jul 3, 2012

    Cicely Verstein didn't plan on breaking any new ground when she enlisted in the Army. But the job she selected at the recruiting station has thrust her into the military spotlight.

  • ASC honors 12 Army members

    Jun 29, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., bid farewell to 12 Army members during an afternoon award, retirement and retreat ceremony held June 28 on Constitution Square. The members -- nine Soldiers and three civilians --were honored for their service to the command, the Army, and the nation.

  • 59th Ordnance Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 29, 2012

    Col. Thomas A. Rivard assumed command of the U.S. Army Ordnance School's 59th Ordnance Brigade in a ceremony June 29 on Whittington Field.

  • 25th Transportation Battalion rolls out FMTVs

    Jun 27, 2012

    BUSAN, South Korea--Soldiers from the 25th Transportation Battalion, 517th Movement Control Team conducted upload training during a railhead mission at the Busan Storage Center June 22-26.

  • CASCOM commander retires after 34 years of service

    Jun 27, 2012

    Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge bid farewell to the Army June 26 after serving 34 years on active duty. Hundreds gathered at the 1st Logistical Command War Memorial to celebrate the career of the former Combined Arms Support Command commanding general.

  • After almost two decades with the Army, Marines head home

    Jun 25, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- On June 22, eight Marines became the last class of Utilities Equipment Repairers to graduate from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. While the ceremony represented the end of a 17-year joint Army/Marine endeavor, it signified the beginning of a new level of training for the Marines.

  • Reserve CEO outlines Army's push for better energy use

    Jun 25, 2012

    Army Reserve Command Chief Executive Officer Addison Davis spoke June 25, 2012, before the Association of Climate Change Officers' annual Defense, National Security and Climate Change conference in Washington, D.C.

  • CASCOM energizes Army's focus on Operational Energy

    Jun 25, 2012

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command tasked U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command in July 2011 to serve as the agency responsible for leading and coordinating a multifunctional development team.

  • Ordnance Soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Jun 25, 2012

    Maintenance Training Team completes five month deployment.

  • 8th TSC Soldiers Let the food speak for itself

    Jun 25, 2012

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade Consolidated Dining Facility K-Quad as they prepare for the 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Large Dining Facility USARPAC results to be announced July 15.

  • On the front lines with EOD in Afghanistan

    Jun 22, 2012

    Afghan Border Police and soldiers with the 630th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company examine a crater the day after the controlled detonation of more than 80 pounds of homemade explosives found buried in an abandoned house during Operation Southern Strike II near Yaro Kalay, Afghanistan, June 5, 2012. The ABP-led operation focused on disrupting enemy formations in the vicinity of major passes, exploiting areas of interest as well as positive interactions with the local populous.

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