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  • 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.

  • EOD cognizant of changing enemy tactics

    May 23, 2013

    From May 13-17, Fort Carson EOD technicians completed complex scenarios near Camp Red Devil as part of a training exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Flags In ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    May 23, 2013

    Tomb Sentinels honored America's fallen heroes with a " Flags In" ceremony, May 23.

  • Flags In 2013

    May 23, 2013

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), place American flags in front of fallen veteran's gravestones during Flags In, May 23, in Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Picatinny supports patenting West Point cadet inventions

    May 22, 2013

    Like something that must have fallen off of Batman's utility belt, U.S. Military Academy Cadets Killian Burns, Sungi Cho, Steven Davidson, Max Saurwein invented the "Light Weight Short Gap Defeat and Anchor System."

  • Humanitarian operations course focuses on inter-agency cooperation

    May 22, 2013

    Whether natural or man-made, disasters can happen anytime -- anywhere. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance is an agency that deals with deadly disasters worldwide. With global logistics and transportation capabilities, the U.S. military often assists in USAID disaster relief operations. Angela Sherbenou, USAID senior humanitarian adviser at U.S. Army Africa Command, gave 29 U.S. Army Africa Soldiers and civilians the low-down on Joint Humanitarian Operations (JHOC), May 14-15.

  • LARs provides direct assistance to Warfighter in 401st AFSB footprint in Afghanistan

    May 22, 2013

    Chris Flegel, a TACOM Automotive Logistics Assistance Representative, trains Soldiers from the Automotive Section, Company B, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky., on how to load and use Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals on the Maintenance Support Device.

  • Three from CASCOM earn TRADOC instructor of year titles

    May 22, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- Two Army Logistics University staffers and another member of Team-CASCOM from the Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C., were among the individuals recognized Wednesday afternoon during a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 2012 Instructor of the Year ceremony.

  • Army makes final delivery of IA-407s to the Iraqis

    May 21, 2013

    The Project Office for Armed Scout Helicopters, along with several representatives from different organizations on Redstone Arsenal, Ala., made the eighth delivery of the Iraqi Armed-407 Bell helicopters to Iraq.

  • Universities team up, provide realistic training

    May 21, 2013

    With cameras rolling, reporters bombarded the Soldier at the podium with hard-hitting questions. The Soldier, remaining calm and focused, responded to each with information about sustainment operations.

  • 741st Quartermaster Company provides water purification for exercise Ardent Sentry

    May 20, 2013

    The 741st Quartermaster Company, South Carolina Army National Guard, deployed their tactical water purification system during the Ardent Sentry training exercise at Barnwell's Lake Brown, May 18. Their mission was to purify lake water into potable water.

  • Ordnance School welcomes new commandant

    May 20, 2013

    The U.S. Army Ordnance School welcomed Col. John F. "Jack" Haley as its new commandant and Chief of Ordnance, during a change of command ceremony May 17. Haley arrived at Fort Lee from the U.S. Army Materiel Command, where he served as the special assistant to the commanding general.

  • Army ROTC Cadets serve on education, humanitarian missions

    May 17, 2013

    Army ROTC cadets from all over the U.S will travel to one of forty countries with the Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program this summer to assist lesser developed countries, exchange language and cultural experiences and build better relationships in these areas.

  • Army inspector general, ASC CG visit 402nd AFSB in Kuwait

    May 17, 2013

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade was host to Lt. Gen. Peter Vangjel, Army inspector general, and Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, in mid-April.

  • Arsenal Welcome Club awards scholarships totaling $20,000

    May 17, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal Welcome Club honored college-bound students with scholarships during a luncheon here on May 15.

  • Research center partnership trail leads to Puerto Rico

    May 16, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 16, 2013) -- Doug Felker knows excellence when he sees it, and he sees it in the engineering students at the University of Puerto Rico.

  • Today's apprentices, tomorrow's machinists of the finest weapon systems in the world

    May 16, 2013

    Watervliet Arsenal machining apprentices are one step closer to becoming Department of the Army machinists as they presented their Capstone Project at a ceremony conducted this month at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y. The Capstone Project is the culmination of their schooling and a demonstration of their machining skills they have acquired in the four-year apprentice program.

  • Sustainment soldier represents Army for Military Fatherhood Award

    May 16, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Jorge Roman with 24th Ordnance Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, has spent his life being a good example to his loved ones and his community. He's been a soldier for about 16 years, served several tours in Iraq and even served as a civilian police officer during a break in service. He takes care of his soldiers, his wife, and their three daughters, Issabelle, age 9, Alisa, age 8, and baby Christina, whom they welcomed into the world May 4. Still, this may be the first time his ability to set such a good example has received recognition on a national level.

  • Army establishes policy for Operational Energy

    May 16, 2013

    The Army has established a new policy for 'Operational Energy,' which is focused on improving the Army's capabilities through better use of energy.

  • French Army logistics general visits FORSCOM, Fort Bragg

    May 16, 2013

    French Army logistics officers visit U.S. Army Forces Command to discuss military sustainment tops with Fort Bragg's senior logisticians. The visit included briefing at the FORSCOM Marshall Hall headquarters, virtual trainer and parachute rigging demonstrations and a tour of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in nearby Fayetteville, N.C.

  • ASC receives proclamation from local mayor for Military Appreciation Month

    May 15, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command received a proclamation from Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba and the City Council May 8 at city hall. The proclamation acknowledged May as Military Appreciation Month and encouraged citizens to display the U.S. flag to recognize the valor of veterans and the sacrifices made by military personnel and their families.

  • CASCOM CSM visits first responders

    May 15, 2013

    Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, command sergeant major for the Combined Arms Support Command, recently took the opportunity to see first-hand the Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services Department's facilities and training.

  • Best in Army food service honored

    May 15, 2013

    The winning units for the 2013 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components.

  • Army Secretary visits Arsenal

    May 14, 2013

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Installation, Energy and Environment visited Pine Bluff Arsenal April 17.

  • Army Materiel Command CG visits 7th Civil Support Command

    May 13, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command with headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., visited the leaders and soldiers of the 7th Civil Support Command, May 4.

  • 'Maintainers' re-open Wounded Warrior Center

    May 13, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hosted the re-opening of the Task Force Vanguard Wounded Warrior Center, May 4, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The wounded warrior center allows Soldiers, who are under medical care at Bagram, a safe place to relax, place a phone call home, watch a movie, play Xbox, or just share their experiences with a battle buddy.

  • CECOM logisticians conduct program reviews to transition to sustainment

    May 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Logistics Readiness Center, along with Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, PEO C3T, and Program Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, WIN-T, kicked off the first of several sustainment review sessions in preparation for select systems scheduled to transition to sustainment during fiscal years 17 and 18.

  • AMC commander shares thoughts on leadership with ALU graduates

    May 13, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, addressed the graduating students of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course May 10, at the U.S. Army Logistics University.

  • Recognizing excellence

    May 10, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Material Command commanding general, presented the Legion of Merit Medal to Col. John F. Haley during a ceremony May 10.

  • Watervliet receives $9.3M mortar contract, increasing workload by more than 21,000 hours

    May 9, 2013

    The Arsenal announced that it received a $9.3 million contract to provide 500 60mm mortar bipods for the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. This multimillion dollar order will add to the Arsenal's current workload more than 21,000 hours of direct labor, said Bruce Pienkoski, the Arsenal's program manager for this order.

  • Mortuary affairs Soldiers prepare for improbable

    May 9, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 9, 2013) -- You may have seen the images before: U.S. military personnel searching individuals and vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • ACAP moves to benefit Soldiers

    May 9, 2013

    Transitioning out of the military can be a daunting task for any Soldiers, and with the draw down in forces, more Soldiers are entering the civilian workforce.

  • 'Hot fuel' saves time, gets choppers back training quickly

    May 9, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- The launch of a new forward area refueling point here reduces 20-minute helicopter refueling times down to just four while providing actual training conditions found in a combat zone.

  • Contracting CG visits Anniston, holds town hall

    May 9, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, the commanding general of Army Contracting Command, headquartered in Huntsville, Ala., visited Anniston Army Depot May 2. Nichols, who took command at ACC in May 2012, held a town hall meeting with Anniston Contracting Office employees at the close of her tour, listening to concerns of the employees and answering questions regarding the Army budget and furloughs.

  • Army Under Secretary: Fiscal challenges threaten readiness

    May 9, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discussed the impacts of the Army's current fiscal situation and highlighted the importance of support from the American public during the state of Washington's annual 9th Congressional District Day at the U.S. Capitol, May 9, 2013.

  • LOGSA celebrates 20 year milestone

    May 8, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Logistics Support Activity celebrated two decades of service to the Soldier, May 6, at the Bob Jones Auditorium here.

  • Gen. Odierno talks drawdown and furloughs in town halls

    May 7, 2013

    The Army Chief of Staff highlights Soldiers' and civilian main concerns on recent trip to Europe

  • Leader shares thoughts with sustainers

    May 7, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, incoming U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, May 6, to highlight current training and material initiatives.

  • USAG Wiesbaden recycling initiatives taking shape

    May 7, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new recycling and re-use center on Clay Kaserne, improved trash collection points in Hainerberg and Aukamm Housing, and regular inspections are aimed at encouraging everyone to properly separate their refuse and save. "Proper separation of waste is extremely important," said Marty Hanson, an environmental specialist with the Directorate of Public Works. "Recycling is the law in Germany."

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot supports military navigation

    May 7, 2013

    Electronics Mechanic Jeff Esposito configures an AN/ARN-123 Airborne Radio Navigation Set at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

  • No Mercy soldiers go beyond the flight line

    May 7, 2013

    U.S. Army Spc. Sergio Wiley, an AH-64D Apache Longbow mechanic with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, uses his headlamp to inspect a tail rotor blade after applying black paint during maintenance at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province, Afghanistan, Jan. 24, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan/Released)

  • Secretary of the Army pins industrial safety award on Watervliet, again

    May 6, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced that it was named the winner of the Fiscal 2012 Secretary of the Army Award and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award of Industrial Operations. This is the second time in three years that the Arsenal has been recognized by the Army's senior leaders for its exceptional safety program and record.

  • U.S. Army Europe hosts Chief of Staff of the Army

    May 3, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno focused on helping the force understand the Army's ongoing transformation, and spending time with commanders, Soldiers, civilians employees, and their families, during his three-day visit to three U.S. Army garrisons in Europe this week.

  • Keeping medical materiel relevant

    May 2, 2013

    Conducting an authorized stockage list review board can be critical to ensuring that the brigade medical supply office has only the medical supplies it needs.

  • The challenges of supporting a theater sustainment command

    May 2, 2013

    The 1st Theater Sustainment Command's special troops battalion provides logistics and administrative support through split-based operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Audit readiness: Sustaining the Army's strength

    May 1, 2013

    All of the Defense Department's financial statements are required to be auditable by fiscal year 2017. The Army is preparing its organizations to meet that deadline.

  • Logistician's sustainment strategies will keep Soldiers connected

    May 1, 2013

    Throughout her career, Catherine Wodzisz has supported the efficient fielding and sustainment of state-of-the-art equipment. On May 3, she will retire from a 35-year career in government service, with an esteemed reputation in the logistics community.

  • Army Logistics University contingent completes 200-mile race

    May 1, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 1, 2013) -- As if the academic rigors of an Army Logistics University course weren't enough, a group of students decided to further challenge themselves with a bit of physical training over the weekend.

  • CCAD Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Commander Takes on AMC Industrial Operations

    Apr 26, 2013

    After transforming the Corpus Christi Army Depot into a cost-conscious and efficient helicopter facility, depot Commander Col. Christopher B. Carlile moves on to his next assignment to streamline all industrial operations at Army Materiel Command. CCAD's Deputy Director of Production, Mr. William Braddy, accepts his role as the Executive Director, becoming the first Army civilian to lead the depot.

  • HSAAP, Kingsport Safety Council Promote Seasonal Safety

    Apr 25, 2013

    Natural resources manager Bruce Cole of Holston Army Ammunition Plant educates the Kingsport Safety Council on the hazards of springtime.

  • Fort Carson EOD unit hosts Family Demo Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    Soldiers and Families of Fort Carson's 663rd Ordnance Company, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), gathered at Range 121 for the Family Demo Day, April 20.

  • Going Green: Wind turbine installed on Fort Buchanan

    Apr 25, 2013

    The first of three 275-kilowatt wind turbines to be erected on Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, started producing energy April 19. The turbines are part of a 10-project energy and water reduction effort that, in addition to installing wind power generation, includes solar photovoltaic systems, and water conservation measures.

  • Anniston Army Depot recycling encourages employees to think blue

    Apr 25, 2013

    The depot's recycling division is looking a little blue these days and hopes to be more blue in the future. The change enables the installation's workforce to immediately identify recycling bins.

  • Ordnance School Soldier earns top Army safety award

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 25, 2013) -- A Fort Lee Soldier recently became a recipient of the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award.

  • 406th AFSB hosts Brigade Logistics Support Team Olympics

    Apr 25, 2013

    Logistic Support Teams from Forts Bragg, Campbell, Stewart, Drum and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command competed in the 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Brigade Logistics Support Team Olympics here April 9-10.

  • Chinook team drives hard bargain

    Apr 25, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--If you're thinking about making a major purchase you may want to enlist the help of the team that just saved the government more than $810 million on a multiyear contract to buy 155 CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters.

  • Watervliet commander found painting his way out of a box ... shop

    Apr 24, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Everyone knew that when Sequestration hit on March 1 that there would be significant cuts within the Department of Defense. And so, when arsenal Commander Col. Mark F. Migaleddi was spotted this month holding a paint roller in the box shop some thought the budget cuts had gone too far.

  • Arsenal better trained, community better protected

    Apr 24, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal conducted a two-hour antiterrorism exercise here on April 23 that brought together more than 75 first responders from Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties. This exercise tested arsenal and community first responders' ability to react to a simulated terrorist threat involving chemical, biological, and radiological agents.

  • Ground breaking marks construction of new fuel purging center for 21st TSC

    Apr 24, 2013

    The Theater Logistics Support Center Europe hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of a fuel purging center at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot, April 12.

  • Assistant secretary: Work smarter to fill capability gaps

    Apr 24, 2013

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- (April 9, 2013) A senior Army leader visited the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center to meet with workers and outline her vision for the future.

  • Kandahar Logistics Support Element saves Army money, improves Warfighter readiness

    Apr 23, 2013

    Logistics Assistance Representatives, or LARS, from the Army Sustainment Command and Army Materiel Command's Life Cycle Management Commands, to include the Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Communication-Electronics Command, Aviation and Missile Command, and the Joint Munitions Command save the Army money with by mentoring, training, coaching Soldiers.

  • Maintaineers win Army Award for Maintenance Excellence

    Apr 23, 2013

    Soldiers with Company B "Bulldawg", 801st Brigade Support Battalion "Maintaineers", 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division, received an award for being the 1st runner-up in the AAME competition at the Forces Command level, presented by Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, acting commander of the 101st Abn. Div., on April 22, 2013 at the 101st Abn. Div. Headquarters, Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Army says no-go on extended tours for Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Apr 23, 2013

    Last month, the Army's senior-most officer told lawmakers that budget cuts could result in a decrease in training readiness for follow-on forces to Afghanistan which might result in extended tours for Soldiers already there. That is no longer the case.

  • Going Green: Corps builds largest induction solar wall in the country

    Apr 23, 2013

    As the sun beats down on one of the biggest buildings in the country, solar thermal collectors go to work providing enough heat for a 1.7 million square foot warehouse.

  • BenĂ©t Laboratories leads DOD challenge to harness private sector innovation

    Apr 22, 2013

    DOD-operated manufacturing centers have hundreds, if not thousands, of machines that for the most part operate independently. A new DOD challenge seeks to harness ideas and applications to improve defense manufacturing.

  • Hands-on tour paints big logistics picture for Army under secretary

    Apr 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, gained a new perspective of warfighter logisticians after observing and discussing training with students, instructors and leaders at the Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., April 18, 2013.

  • 331st Transportation Company supports combined joint logistics over the shore exercise near Pohang

    Apr 22, 2013

    Soldiers from the 331st Transportation Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, out of Fort Eustis, Va., set up a modular causeway system at Dogu Beach, Pohang, South Korea, April 15.

  • Army Materiel Command hosts Industry Forums

    Apr 19, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted an Industry Forum here, April 11. Twelve presidents and CEOs, primarily from defense contractors, met with AMC leaders and staff to discuss Warfighter and industry needs and concerns.

  • Under Secretary recognizes 'game changers'

    Apr 19, 2013

    The Under Secretary of the Army, Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., presented a coin to Sgt. 1st Class Devera Martin, Deployment and Deployment Systems Department noncommissioned officer in charge, Combined Arms Support Command, for her "game changer" service April 18.

  • Chief of Ordnance enters general officer ranks

    Apr 18, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 18, 2013) -- Speaking at his promotion ceremony Friday that drew about 200 guests, Brig. Gen. Edward M. Daly relayed an oft-told account about the late Yankees baseball great Joe DiMaggio:

  • Techs take on new parachute mission

    Apr 18, 2013

    Tobyhanna continues to earn new workload despite cuts to Defense spending. Technicians recently began supporting guided parachute systems used to drop supplies from as high as 25,000 feet, keeping the delivery aircraft well out of range of small arms fire.

  • Going Green: District powers debris-removal vessel with biofuel

    Apr 18, 2013

    Soybeans are helping power a debris-removal vessel operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District.

  • Green Initiative Day activities encourage ingenuity in recycling

    Apr 18, 2013

    None of the boats looked like they would float for very long, much less win any races. Most of them finished, though, despite being made out of used condiment containers, wooden pallets, kiddie pools and anything else that could be made to hold water, however temporarily.

  • Shyu to ACC: 'Army leadership has your back'

    Apr 18, 2013

    Army Contracting Command public affairs had an opportunity to ask Heidi Shyu, the Army acquisition executive and assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, a few questions about Army contracting. She visited ACC and the Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., on April 4.

  • Comprehensive management program receives recognition

    Apr 18, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot recently won the 2012 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Quality at an Industrial Installation for their comprehensive environmental management program that covers air quality to groundwater and everything in between. The depot, located in Monroe County in Northeast Penn., is the largest full-service electronics maintenance facility in the Department of Defense.

  • Budget cuts will affect readiness, Army leader says

    Apr 18, 2013

    The Army's under secretary said with sequestration in place and deep cuts requested, the Army is concerned about how it can train, equip and sustain Soldiers to be ready when called upon.

  • A Rock Island Arsenal overview

    Apr 17, 2013

    Heidi Schultz, district director for U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinois's 17th District, received a orientation brief of Rock Island Arsenal April 17 at the Army Sustainment Command headquarters.

  • PGK arrives in Afghanistan ahead of fighting season

    Apr 16, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- As American troops prepare for the spring fighting season in Afghanistan, they have been training with a new capability to suppress insurgents. This March Picatinny Arsenal began delivering troops the XM1156 Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), a new artillery technology that will keep American troops safer and reduce collateral damage in urban areas.

  • Steam line removal, upgrades continue

    Apr 15, 2013

    A project to remove steam lines and upgrade other critical energy infrastructure here at Pine Bluff Arsenal has been underway since 2010. The project has been extended to approximately mid-June, according to Eric Benoit, contract officer representative, for the Arsenal's Directorate of Public Works.

  • PB Arsenal receives two awards from CFC

    Apr 15, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal was recognized recently with two awards by the Combined Federal Campaign of Greater Arkansas/Heart of Arkansas United Way.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot earns ninth Shingo prize

    Apr 15, 2013

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa. -- Local officials and depot employees gathered Thursday morning in the maintenance facility to congratulate its Force Provider team for receiving Letterkenny Army Depot's ninth Shingo Medallion for manufacturing excellence.

  • Go for Green, resolutions for better nutrition, fitness, life

    Apr 15, 2013

    St. Martin's Dining Facility at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, here, leads the way in implementing the Soldier Fueling Initiative by changing menu choices, making several menu items, and eliminating fat fried foods altogether. The menu changes began January 2012 with support from leadership at WBAMC, as well as 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss.

  • Assistant Secretaries Recognize Army Children and Youth

    Apr 15, 2013

    Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment recognize the commitment, contributions and sacrifices Army children and youth make for our nation and thank them for their strength and courage.

  • Sustainers Share Observations

    Apr 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) shared information with the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) during Reverse-Collection Analysis and Team (R-CAAT) teleconference briefings April 10 at Harris Hall on Fort Knox, Ky.