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  • 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.

  • Tobyhanna overhauls Air Force training tool

    Jun 21, 2013

    It was 20 degrees below zero when personnel fielded Tobyhanna Army Depot's first overhauled Unmanned Threat Emitter (UMTE) training system at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

  • 3d ESC Change of Command Ceremony

    Jun 21, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to Col. (P) Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr. during a change of command ceremony June 18 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • 3d ESC Awarded Distinguished Unit Streamer

    Jun 21, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) added the Quartermaster Distinguished Unit of Regiment Streamer to its colors June 18 before the change of command at Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • Westphal to CGSOC students: Leader development vital to Army's transition, readiness

    Jun 20, 2013

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal spoke to more than 1,050 graduates of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 14, 2013, challenging them to take on the legacy of their grandfathers and determine now to become the next "greatest generation."

  • Quartermaster general gets first star

    Jun 20, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 20, 2013) -- Brig. Gen. John E. "Skip" O'Neil IV celebrated earning his first star during a ceremony Friday at the Regimental Club.

  • Weirick to lead Army Contracting Command-Redstone

    Jun 20, 2013

    Rebecca "Becky" Weirick has been named executive director of the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Ala., contracting center.

  • Furloughs, workload among topics of recent ANAD town hall

    Jun 20, 2013

    Col. Brent Bolander, Anniston Army Depot's commander, held his second series of town hall meetings June 12. Topics included the upcoming furlough, overtime, future workload, safety and sexual harassment and assault.

  • AMC DCG impressed by depot workforce, partnerships

    Jun 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy to the commanding general for the U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited Anniston Army Depot and two of its tenant organizations, the Anniston Munitions Center and DLA Distribution Anniston June 11. This was her first visit to the installation since assuming her current role in August 2012. The purpose of the DCG's visit was to view the workforce at Anniston Army Depot, see the work being performed to overhaul and repair some of the Army's weapons systems and to view the coordination in place between the installation and DLA Distribution Anniston, a tenant on the depot.

  • AMC receives four value engineering awards

    Jun 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics recently announced that the U.S. Army Materiel Command is the recipient of four Department of Defense Value Engineering awards.

  • Army's top real estate exec visits Picatinny, cites funding as biggest operational challenge to Army

    Jun 20, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Picatinny Arsenal, June 20.

  • Local, state, and federal officials converge on Watervliet to share in its 200-year history

    Jun 19, 2013

    Local, state, and federal officials converged June 11 on an Army-owned and -operated factory, called the Watervliet Arsenal, to honor and commemorate the arsenal's 200 years of continuous service to our nation. In a town hall setting, the mayors of Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Watervliet joined with the NY State Adjutant General, the NY State Director of Canal Corporation, the Albany County Executive, and the Director of the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center to participate in an Arsenal Community Covenant Ceremony.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • Army Sustainment Command CG receives second star

    Jun 17, 2013

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, assisted in the promotion ceremony for Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 13 at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

  • Redstone marksmen dominate state championships

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Redstone Arsenal Skeet Team made a strong showing at the Alabama State Skeet Championships recently by sweeping up all the Five-Man Team awards.

  • 'Subject to Recall' exhibit opens at Quartermaster museum

    Jun 17, 2013

    Keith Desbois, Combined Arms Support Command Public Affairs

  • 'Subject to Recall' exhibit opens at Quartermaster museum

    Jun 17, 2013

  • Equipment situational awareness matters

    Jun 14, 2013

    There's an element of risk involved when Soldiers work in motor pools, around aircraft or any equipment that must be climbed to accomplish different tasks. For many Soldiers, it's part of a safely accomplished mission; but for others, a split-second mishap serves as a lifelong reminder of the associated hazards.

  • Army aviation engineers play role in helicopter rebuild

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Army has upgraded the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior from 1980s equipment to the most current technology available.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Schweinfurt commissary continues service despite closure

    Jun 13, 2013

    Despite changes occurring within the community, the commissary is one service within the garrison that will continue to provide a high level of operation until closure in 2014.

  • Solar carport nears completion, prepares to power up

    Jun 13, 2013

    New carport features a solar photovoltaic array that will supplement or provide power completely to the Mack depending on the amount of electricity it generates.

  • Fort Sill battalions take long haul for training

    Jun 13, 2013

    Soldiers from the 100th and 168th Brigade Support battalions convoyed to Fort Carson, Colo., June 3-6, to turn in excess equipment and pickup artillery pieces from 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery.

  • Quartermasters honor hall of fame inductees, distinguished members

    Jun 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 12, 2013) -- The Quartermaster Corps honored its Hall of Fame inductees and several Distinguished Units of the Regiment during the annual Regimental Review June 6 at the 262nd QM Battalion Parade Field.

  • Conserving energy is elementary

    Jun 11, 2013

    A 9-year-old Grafenwoehr student practices environmental stewardship with his science fair project

  • Working to bring home missing brothers, sisters

    Jun 10, 2013

    Jason Kaye and other members of the Joint Prisoner of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command seek to account for every American service member missing in this nation's conflicts since World War II.

  • Fort Lee's Quartermaster Museum exhibits seized ordnance artifacts

    Jun 7, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 6, 2013) -- A new exhibit called "Subject to Recall" will open soon at the Quartermaster Museum and will feature artifacts from an Ordnance Corps collection that was recently located to Fort Lee.

  • The Big Payoff: Trans School moves field training to Fort Lee

    Jun 7, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 6, 2013) -- Just a few weeks ago, students of the Transportation School's Transportation Management Coordinator Course were participants in the Sustainment Warrior Field Training Exercise, a regularly scheduled, end-of-course training event staged at Fort A.P. Hill. It included 300-400 students from the Quartermaster and Ordnance schools and provided participants with an opportunity to showcase their technical and tactical skills in a field environment.

  • Army's chief engineer encourages next generation

    Jun 7, 2013

    To the casual observer it is just a photo, but to a young student in Virginia it means much more than that -- it's a dream.

  • Afghan National Army fights for peace in Afghanistan

    Jun 6, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 3, 2013) -- At first glance, the Kushamond district of Pakitika Province, Afghanistan, seems like quiet farm land, rippled with rolling hills and small quaint villages speckled with adobe homes. Villages named Fazilra, Hamalman, Panagir and Choray link this area of Kushamond together. Farmers cultivating crops, children playing soccer and women tending to daily chores are common scenes. This is their life, their land and their homes.

  • Watervliet manufacturing adds nearly 50K hours of new work in last 30 days

    Jun 6, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With last week's announcement that it received a $5.1 million contract to provide General Dynamics Land Systems Division (GDLS) with 50 Stryker Mobile Gun System 105mm cannons, the arsenal has in 30 days added nearly 50,000 hours of new work to its production schedule.

  • ANAD MWR offers rental equipment, facilities

    Jun 6, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot's Outdoor Recreation organization offers a wide variety of equipment rentals that are perfect for summer activities.

  • With Afghan drawdown, regional alignments to increase

    Jun 6, 2013

  • Anniston fields ABVs for National Guard

    Jun 6, 2013

    An Assault Breacher Vehicle handoff this week at Anniston Army Depot signals the completion of the latest round of production for this unique converted vehicle. Built on a M1 Abrams chassis, the ABV is a type of composite vehicle - taking the power and strength of the M1 hull and adding a specially designed turret system and plow.

  • Last Forces Command battalion at Fort Lee closes shop

    Jun 6, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 6, 2013) -- Another chapter of the U.S. Forces Command closed on Fort Lee Friday as the 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and two of its subordinate elements furled their guidons during an inactivation ceremony on Seay Field near CASCOM headquarters.

  • Watervliet receives multimillion dollar mortar contract, its second in 30 days

    Jun 5, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal announced today that it received a $6.9 million contract to provide 600 60mm mortar barrels for the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. This is the second multimillion dollar contract awarded to the arsenal in the last 30 days, said Bruce Pienkoski, the Arsenal's program manager for mortars. On May 9, the arsenal announced that it received a $9.3 million contract to provide 500 60mm mortar bipods also for TACOM.

  • Detroit Arsenal Associates Remember the Holocaust

    Jun 5, 2013

  • CASCOM leader development focuses on sexual misconduct prevention

    Jun 5, 2013

    As the commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, the top priority of Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, as well as the Army, is preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment. One of the avenues he has taken to spread the word is through leader professional development sessions.

  • Arsenal Sgt. Audie Murphy Association receive 'kissing pillows' from elementary school

    Jun 4, 2013

    Members of the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Association received patriotic embroidered 'kissing pillows' from students of the 4th and 5th grade classes at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Moline, Ill., May 22. The students, in conjunction with members of the Mississippi River Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, fashioned the pillows for deployed service members as a way to say thank you and show their support to the deployed men and women and their families.

  • Under Secretary, Vice Chief: Support for deployed troops Army's top fiscal priority

    Jun 4, 2013

    As two of the Army's most senior leaders address fiscal challenges and the complexities of combat operations in Afghanistan, they remain firmly committed to the Army's number one fiscal priority, supporting the warfighter.

  • Westphal awards Purple Heart medals to Soldiers wounded in southern Afghanistan

    Jun 4, 2013

    Sgt. Joseph Moore, Pfc. Steven Bergen and Staff Sgt. Jose Canales received Purple Heart Medals from Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, during a ceremony, May 31, 2013, on Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, Afghanistan.

  • Logistics rep troubleshoots satellite issue in Afghanistan

    Jun 3, 2013

    Operating under the auspices of Army Sustainment Command's 401st Army Field Support Brigade, the BLST is the leading element of the Materiel Enterprise, bringing logistics experience and expertise to bear on the battlefield.

  • NTCC meets in Warsaw to improve Host Nation Support

    May 31, 2013

    Senior military leaders representing 20 allied and partner nations of the National Territorial Commanders Committee met here May 27 for its annual three -day meeting to streamline host-nation support coordination.

  • Arsenal service members participate in QC Memorial Day events

    May 30, 2013

    Military and civilian leaders from the tenant commands at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., spoke to assembled veterans and community members at 17 Memorial Day weekend events across the Quad City-area May 24-27. Many of the events, originally planned to be conducted outdoors, were moved undercover or to alternate locations due to rainy conditions.

  • Field feeding: food service Soldiers learn to prepare meals in less-than-ideal environments

    May 30, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 30, 2013) -- If you've attended the annual Military Culinary Arts Training Event here, you probably walked away with some understanding of what food service operations are like in a garrison.

  • Shaping The U.S. Army's Organic Industrial Base In Wartime & Peacetime

    May 29, 2013

    Army G-4 Logistics, in collaboration with U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), today released "Shaping the U.S. Army's Industrial Base in Wartime and Peacetime" a pamphlet outlining how the government-owned Depots and Arsenals will transition in the next 10 years.

  • Foley selected as 2012 Dellamonica winner

    May 28, 2013

    RESTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command recently announced the 2012 Louis Dellamonica awards winners, recognizing the best employees in the command. Only one was chosen to represent the headquarters staff.

  • TRADOC senior NCO visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    May 28, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee command sergeant major, hosted a visit by Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command command sergeant major, to learn about initiatives and observe training May 23.

  • Ohio National Guard unit prepares for complex logistical tasks in Kuwait

    May 24, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Providing all the food, fuel, ammunition, and other supplies across an entire theater of operations is the complex training task the Springfield, Ohio-based 371st Sustainment Brigade has prepared to do here.

  • Soldiers learn from combat vehicle experts

    May 24, 2013

    More than 70 Soldiers from the 900th Component Repair Company, headquartered in Brundidge, Ala., spent their annual training learning from the combat vehicle specialists at Anniston Army Depot. The National Guardsmen, whose Military Occupation Specialty Code, or MOS, ranged from wheeled and tracked vehicle mechanics to trades specialists and armament repairers had not worked on military vehicles for the past several years - since before their 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. Working on the lines at the depot gave these Soldiers much needed experience as well as exposing them to vehicle platforms they had never seen.

  • DOD logistics leaders visit 4-401st AFSB-Kandahar RPAT

    May 23, 2013

    The Honorable Alan F. Estevez, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Materiel Readiness), and other Department of Defense logistics leaders visited the 4-401st Army Field Support Brigade Kandahar Airfield Redistribution Property Assistance Team to receive an update on current retrograde operations on May 20, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 4-401st AFSB Kandahar mobile RPAT uses PAKGLOC to execute first fort-to-door mission

    May 23, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-- In a joint effort between the 4th Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, the Kandahar Mobile Redistribution Property Assistant Team executed its first fort-to door operation via the recently reopened Pakistan Ground Lines of Communication on May 21.

  • JPO MRAP, 4-401st AFSB install upgrades to increase Soldier survivability during IED attack

    May 23, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan-- With every step and mile traveled, Soldiers in Afghanistan face the threat of improvised explosive devices. To combat the threat Joint Program Office Mine Resistant Ambush Protected -- Operation Enduring Freedom, JPO MRAP-OEF, is equipping more than 1000 MaxxPro Dash ISS equipped vehicles with MaxxPro Survivability Upgrade, MSU, kits to increase Warfighter survivability through an IED blast event.