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  • Coles supplies the fight in Afghanistan

    Feb 22, 2012

    A Black Hawk mechanic has a repair to make on his helicopter in northern Afghanistan. He needs a replacement part ASAP. Without this part, the Black Hawk will not be mission capable. He is reliant on Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lakisha Coles and her team at the Supply Support Activity in Camp Marmal. Coles knows the crucial role she and her Soldiers play. They supply the fight.

  • Airdrop exercise in Mali

    Feb 22, 2012

  • Small cohort forms nucleus of Materiel Enterprise

    Feb 22, 2012

    With barely 100 people, Army Field Support Battalion - Bragg is delivering the full effect of the Materiel Enterprise to the 82nd Airborne Divison at Fort Bragg, N.C., and other commands along the Eastern Seaboard. The battalion is one of more than two dozen Army Sustaimment Command units delivering global logistics solutions.

  • 'Kevlar underpants' protect pelvic region

    Feb 22, 2012

    For dismounted Soldiers patrolling Afghanistan roads, improvised explosive devices can be even more devastating than for those in armored vehicles, but a new line of protection may help.

  • 246th QM Co. deploys to Afghanistan

    Feb 21, 2012

    Aguadilla, PR- Troops assigned to the 246th Mortuary Affairs (MA) Company, US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, departed to a mobilization station in the Continental United States, 29 Jan, as part of their process to mobilize to Afghanistan.

  • Fueling the Team: Dining facility offers new selections to help everyone get fit

    Feb 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Europe's Fueling The Team Program is aimed at educating, promoting and supporting USAREUR Soldiers, civilians and families through healthier eating choices.

  • USNS Red Cloud loaded, off to Pacific prepared for next conflict

    Feb 17, 2012

    No one knows when the next crisis involving the U.S. military will occur, or where. But thanks to the personnel at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity Charleston, or ASLAC, supplies and equipment now aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Red Cloud are ready for action. Jon Connor of the Army Sustainment Command's Public Affairs Office offers this video report from Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Alaskan battalion experiences extreme winter conditions to support Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Alaska (Provisional) is the "Arctic Face to the Field." The battalion, part of the 404th Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is one of seven Army Sustainment Command brigades. ASC falls under the Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Through long winters and short summers, the battalion serves to support Soldiers.

  • Fort Lee graduates first class of Stryker maintainers

    Feb 16, 2012

    Twenty Soldiers are making history at Fort Lee, Va., today by being the first to graduate from the brand new Stryker Systems Maintainer military occupational specialty.

  • Changes Supply Suppliers with Better Life, Training

    Feb 16, 2012

    "It's been a year of planning and preparation, and the results of this change will impact the Army's future force," said Keith Orage, deputy director, Logistics Training Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School. The yearlong endeavor of converting the Automated Logistical Specialist (92A) course back to a single daytime shift came to fruition Feb. 6, and the benefits are already visible said Orage. "There's a noticeable increase in morale around LTD from the instructors to the students," said Orage. "It's too early to gauge, but we also anticipate an increase in the students' test scores as a result of this improvement." Since the mid 90s, Advanced Individual Training Soldiers attending the Military Occupational Specialty course attended in two shifts, 6 a.m. -- 1 p.m. and 1 -- 9 p.m., which resulted after a merge of multiple MOSs. The course hours are now 8:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

  • Army Field Support Battalion - Bragg prepares pre-deployment equipment

    Feb 16, 2012

    Civilians in the Army Field Support Battalion - Bragg at Fort Bragg, N.C., ensure training equipment is ready and able for Soldiers training for contigency operations world-wide.

  • AMC to RRAD force protection: 'Best Ever'

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's Force Protection Assessment Team chief, Bob Schuster, cited Red River's assessment results as "the best ever" during a recent visit to the depot. Shortly after the team's final report and debrief, AMC selected Red River as the winner of AMC's Best Anti-Terrorism Program Award for 2011.

  • Expanded Army accident investigation training facility opens

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Army's newest accident investigation training facility officially opened with a ribbon cutting at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 14, 2012.

  • ASC Implements Lead Materiel Integrator

    Feb 15, 2012

    Today marks the beginning for the Lead Materiel Integrator, as Army Materiel Command assumes the LMI mission for the Army.

  • Sustainers tackle Unified Endeavor

    Feb 14, 2012

    Soldiers with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) honed their skills during an exercise from from Jan. 23 to Feb. 3, 2012.

  • Central Issue Facilities equip Soldiers for the battlefield

    Feb 14, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They may be far from the battlefield, but their efforts go a long way toward protecting Soldiers in harm's way. "We are here for the Soldier and civilian … supplying them with equipment on a daily basis so they can succeed at their jobs," said Teresa Hill, Wiesbaden Central Issue Facility customer service manager.

  • The U.S. Army Brings Detroit Military Muscle and Efficiency to Chicago

    Feb 14, 2012

    Army uncovers energy effecient hybrid concept vehicles at the largest Auto Show in the U.S.

  • The Army Now - EOD Soldiers demonstrate what an explosion from an IED can do to an unarmored vehicle

    Feb 14, 2012

    EOD Soldiers demonstrate what an explosion from an IED can do to an unarmored vehicle to help awareness.

  • Wood fuel innovation saves money, reduces energy

    Feb 13, 2012

    Cost-effective, energy-reduction strategies are what the home of the Third Infantry Division is all about. And one directorate at Fort Stewart is doing just that -- saving money and reducing energy one wood chip at a time.

  • Army's biggest warehouse honors Korean Service Corps

    Feb 13, 2012

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea--Army Field Support Battalion--North East Asia held the opening ceremony for the Korean Service Corps Humidity Control Warehouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Feb. 10.

  • Mason's Message (Feb. 11, 2012)

    Feb 13, 2012

    With 2011 Logistics Milestones Achieved, let's ask: What's Next?

  • Training prepares Soldiers for Afghan equipment retrograde mission

    Feb 10, 2012

    Soldiers with the 113th Sustainment Brigade, took part in Redistribution Property Assistance Team skills training in late January at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, to prepare the Soldiers to begin retrograde and property management operations in Afghanistan.

  • MRAP all-terrain vehicle UIK installations pass the 1,000 mark

    Feb 10, 2012

    Working around the clock, teams of government and industry professionals have completed survivability and automotive upgrades to more than 1,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles.

  • New UAS maintainer course launches

    Feb 9, 2012

    At first glance, the 15E Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintainer Advanced and Senior Leadership Course at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officer Academy looks and feels like a well-oiled Army training machine honed over the years by experienced Soldiers.

  • Ultimate Food Fight - 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition begins this month

    Feb 9, 2012

    Attracting more than 300 competitors and featuring more than 650 judged events, the 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition is sure to sizzle this year at Fort Lee. The competition, which is free to attend and open to the general public, is scheduled to be held at the Post Field House Feb. 29 - March 7. Main events include the field cooking competition, ice carving and student team skills, where competitors will showcase their knowledge of cuts, chops and preparation techniques.

  • Fort Sill logisticians hit mark with air drop exercise

    Feb 9, 2012

    The 168th Brigade Support Battalion recently participated in an exercise with the U.S. Air Force and the Oklahoma Army National Guard at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • APS watercraft pass the test in Japan

    Feb 9, 2012

    Army watercraft, part of Army Sustainment Command's global collection of Army Pre-positioned Stocks, played a key role in joint Japan-US evacuation exercise.

  • 101st Airborne Soldiers help prepare for fielding of upgraded howitzer

    Feb 7, 2012

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne recently helped Picatinny employees complete the second of three logistics phases required before the digitized M119A2 howitzer can be fielded to troops.

  • Roach's Thrift Shop: Corporal's efforts save Army money

    Feb 7, 2012

    Boots, coats, pants, patches, and just about everything else uniform-related can be found at what troops in Kuwait are calling "Roach's Thrift Shop" at Camp Arifjan's Zone 6.

  • Army demonstrates watercraft capabilities at Tokyo joint disaster-relief exercise

    Feb 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers assisted with a "sealift drill" during a large-scale Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise Feb. 3, 2012, that was coordinated by the Japanese government and included participation from more than 10,000 people.

  • Sustainer U gives logistics Soldiers options

    Feb 6, 2012

    Servicemembers entering the civilian workforce are sharing in the nation's current economic slump. The U.S. Department of Labor reported in 2010 an 11.5 percent unemployment rate for those who'd served in the military any time after September 2001.

  • Survey asks for PT uniform recommendations

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Army wants Soldier input about a potential upgrade to the Army's physical fitness uniform.

  • Team Lee helps kids learn healthy eating, fitness

    Feb 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 2, 2012) -- Four noncommissioned officers from Fort Lee participated in a Jan. 25 fitness program at Matoaca Elementary School in Chesterfield County.

  • TRADOC commanding general visits 7th Sustainment Brigade, Army mariners

    Feb 1, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, got a firsthand look at what it takes to operate an Army vessel, and the rigorous training demands of Army mariners as they attend their Individual Entry Training at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • 21st TSC-Italy units sustain a variety of services

    Jan 31, 2012

    Those of the belief that 'life moves a little slower south of the Alps' might change their minds if they spent a few minutes with the Soldiers and civilians of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command based in Italy.

  • Wool possible high-performance fiber for combat clothing

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is evaluating wool fabrics for use in combat clothing.

  • Sustainment troops in Kuwait equip Ironhorse Brigade

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, began the issue here of brigade combat team equipment to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's Ironhorse Brigade, Jan. 3, 2012.

  • Army's 'best kept secret' floats

    Jan 26, 2012

    The 824th Transportation Company, a Reserve unit from Moorehead City, N.C., just arrived in Kuwait to start their yearlong deployment. The home away from home has a unique feature, it floats.

  • Army Materiel Command saves $191 million in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

    Army Materiel Command's life cycle management command personnel picked through the trash and secured special engineering approval to perform depot level repairs and whatever it took to tally $191 million in cost savings last year.

  • ASC ready for Lead Materiel Integrator initiative

    Jan 24, 2012

    The Distribution Management Center, a key element of ASC, hosted Decision Support Tool training Jan. 4-6. This new software will help support action in the DMC's new LMI division. The purpose of the training was to ensure ASC's team is fully capable of taking over LMI functions from the Department of the Army G-8 on Feb. 15

  • McQuistion visits Charleston-based logistics activities

    Jan 24, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion toured Army and Air Force logistics activities during a Jan. 20 visit to Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

  • DOL transfer on track

    Jan 24, 2012

    Transfer of the Directorates of Logistics from the Installation Management Command to Army Materiel Command is on track.

  • LTF, LSE Shindand surging for retrograde mission

    Jan 24, 2012

    The Logistical Task Force and Logistical Support Element co-located on the Army Material Command compound at Shindand Airbase is increasing its capability in preparation for the upcoming retrograde of U.S. and coalition forces out of Afghanistan.

  • Dunwoody, Shyu, Denver tour Kuwait operations

    Jan 23, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Heidi Shyu, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology; and Kim Denver, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement); met with senior U.S. Army Central and team unit leaders at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 22. Dunwoody, Shyu and Denver also had an aerial tour of current operations, seeing Arifjan, Camp Beuhring and Kuwait Naval Base from the air, accompanied by Brig. Gen. Karen LeDoux, Third Army/Army Central G-4, Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Dowd, Commander, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, and Col. John S. Laskodi, Commander, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Materiel Enterprise leadership visits Materiel Enterprise forward

    Jan 23, 2012

    Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, Army Materiel Command, visited some of the more than 52,000 personnel who make up the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Jan. 20 and 21.

  • Pre-positioned equipment goes aboard USNS Red Cloud

    Jan 23, 2012

    The USNS Red Cloud is taking on materiel at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., part of Army Sustainment Command's global collection of prepositioned stocks.

  • Net Zero means 'more fuel for the fight'

    Jan 23, 2012

    Net Zero for the Army means a reduction in energy used, in water used, and in waste produced. For Soldiers it can mean lives saved and more resources to train to fight.

  • Spencer new top NCO at Army Sustainment Command

    Jan 18, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Spencer replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake as senior NCO in Army Sustainment Command.

  • Money-saving energy initiatives get spotlight in Afghanistan

    Jan 17, 2012

    Cutting-edge technology and energy initiatives for Operation Enduring Freedom bring energy-efficient and reliable power generation to forward-deployed units.

  • SDDC operations branch the 'hourglass' of DOD surface transportation

    Jan 17, 2012

    Many military operations centers tout themselves as the "nerve center" or the "heartbeat" of their organization. The deputy chief of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Command Operations Branch described SDDC's operations center as an hourglass.

  • Army one step closer to replacement of ACU pattern

    Jan 13, 2012

    The Army is now one step closer to selecting a new set of camouflage patterns that could replace what Soldiers are wearing now in most places.

  • Last logistics battalion returns from Iraq

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (January 12, 2012)--When Soldiers from the 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployed to Iraq last March, they embarked on a historic 10-month mission that helped close the chapter on more than

  • ASC improves training gear storage

    Jan 12, 2012

    New shelters designed to protect and organize basic issue items for pre-deployment training equipment managed by Army Sustainment Command will be delivered to 17 training sites. The project is a competitive, all-Army effort, teaming ASC with its Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., neighbors at the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to ensure Soldiers can train with top-notch tools.

  • 599th supports 25th CAB loadout at Barber's Point

    Jan 6, 2012

    At Barbers Point Kalaeloa Harbor, Hawaii, in December, the 599th Transportation Brigade loaded the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade's cargo and equipment onto the M/V Green Lake for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 326th Quartermaster Company Wins Philip A. Connelly Award

    Jan 6, 2012

    Soldiers from the 326th Quartermaster Company recently came together to compete and prove that they have what it takes to be the best and on Dec. 28 it was announced that the 326th was the Army Reserve Command winner of 44th Philip A. Connelly Award. Soldiers from the 326th competed in multiple United States Army Reserve Command level competitions before being announced as the winners.

  • Army's biggest stateside lodging facility nears completion at Fort Lee

    Jan 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 5, 2011) -- The corridors in the 1,000-room lodging facility at Fort Lee aren't just long, they're Army long.

  • Centurions deliver for Alaska-based airborne brigade

    Jan 4, 2012

    A group of parachute riggers based out of Alaska are now rigging everything from fuel to food for delivery to Soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.

  • Meeting Demands of Changing Army

    Jan 4, 2012

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, is beginning the year with a strong sense of pride.

  • Hell on Wheels

    Jan 3, 2012

    Winter was in full swing at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, but the sky was clear. I could still see the sun and feel a sense of warmth; however, once reality kicked in, the air was chilly even at mid-day. My unit was on the last leg of a yearlong deployment, and the overall morale of my fellow Soldiers was high.

  • 113th Sustainment Brigade assumes mission in Kuwait

    Jan 2, 2012

    The Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade transferred the logistics mission in Kuwait to the North Carolina Army National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade, Dec. 27, 2011, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • 101st Soldiers oversee demining in Chad

    Dec 28, 2011

    Three Soldiers from the 52nd Ordnance Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provided a program of instruction on explosive ordnance disposal to 13 soldiers in the Republic of Chad, Nov. 7-25, 2011.

  • Best in Army Food Service Honored

    Dec 28, 2011

    The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program.

  • Nanotech company's relocation to Watervliet proves to be brilliant move

    Dec 27, 2011

    Transporting a company's headquarters and operations from Europe to New York during the middle of the worst economic climate since the Great Depression may seem to some as either foolhardy or simply brilliant. But that is exactly what Vistec Lithography Inc. did when it moved its operations from Cambridge, England to the Watervliet Arsenal in 2008.

  • 'Black Knights' produce mission critical systems

    Dec 27, 2011

    The Search and Recovery section of Company B, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, mass produces Culvert Intrusion Denial Systems, a defense against improvised explosive devices, at Forward Operating Base Walton, Afghanistan.

  • NORAD Tracks Santa 2011

    Dec 23, 2011

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa at throughout holiday season as he travels around the world.

  • Holiday Greetings from General and Mrs. Dempsey

    Dec 23, 2011

    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey and wife Deanie offer holiday greetings to service members and their families.

  • ANAD preventative maintenance occurs biannually

    Dec 21, 2011

    The depot tries twice each year to cease the work on combat vehicles and small arms weapons to allow for another kind of maintenance--the kind that gives facilities and equipment repairs and upkeep needed to perform the aforementioned depot maintenance.

  • Soldiers train to become EOD leaders

    Dec 21, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Kevin Renuart embraces the upcoming challenge of being a team leader as well as the responsibilities, which come in tow

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers learn leadership skills

    Dec 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion were challenged for 10 days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as part of the unit's Team Leader Training Academy.

  • New system delivers water, fuel to Soldiers

    Dec 19, 2011

    The CUBE system promises a more reliable, cost-effective way to sling load vital liquids to the field.

  • Last brigade leaves Iraq

    Dec 19, 2011

    After the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division drove into Kuwait on the morning of Dec. 18, 2011, Soldiers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Third Army, and Kuwaiti border military police closed the gate at Khabari Crossing.

  • Troops in Korea first to field new equipment

    Dec 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army's most recent push to better equip and protect their Soldiers took place in October when aviators and crew members from the 2nd Combat Aviation "Talon" Brigade, became the first Army unit to field the new Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble equipment.

  • 1st Cav. logisticians provide 'supplies for the skies' in Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2011

    Soldiers with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's supply, support and activity warehouse work around the clock to provide everything from office supplies to highly expensive aircraft parts.

  • CSA Editorial: Prevent, shape, win

    Dec 16, 2011

    There is much discussion in the halls of the Pentagon these days about the role of the Army, and I'd like to share with you my thoughts on the issue.

  • LMI Decision Support Tool released to the Army

    Dec 16, 2011

    Army Materiel Command's Logistics Support Activity released the Lead Materiel Integrator Decision Support Tool to the Army Dec. 15.

  • Quartermaster School riggers donate toys to local community

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT PICKETT, Va. (Dec. 15, 2011) -- Operation Toy Drop now has a Quartermaster School version.

  • Soldiers play key role in fielding lighter machine gun

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Army took delivery of more than 3,600 M240L Medium Machine Guns, but getting the program to where it is today was an enormous challenge that the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) and Project Manager (PM) Soldier Weapons personnel were more than prepared for.

  • 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Changes Command

    Dec 14, 2011

    More than 250 local Army Reserve Soldiers, military dignitaries, including Maj. Gen. Luis R. Visot, commanding general of 377th Theater Sustainment Command, and community leaders gathered for the ceremony to welcome the new 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commander, Bur R. Jameson Jr.

  • RFAST-C develops and delivers hybrid hook to customer

    Dec 14, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, G-3/5, Army Materiel Command, saw the first product from Research, Development and Engineering Command's forward-deployed RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology Center's Prototype Integration Facility to be delivered to customers in the field during a visit to the facility December 5.

  • 574th QMSC trains on mission-essentials in Kaiserslautern

    Dec 13, 2011

    Soldiers of the 574th Quartermaster Support Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Brigade, spent some time becoming familiar with the warehouse operation at the Supply Activity Europe Army Depot in Kaiserslautern, Germany Nov. 28 - Dec. 2.

  • Army Logistics University EOD Advanced Leaders Course graduates

    Dec 13, 2011

    The first class of the Army Logistics University Explosive Ordnance Disposal Advanced Leaders Course to train at the EOD Training Complex at Fort A.P. Hill graduated Dec. 13.

  • CASCOM Receives Memorial Honoring Fallen Sustainment Soldiers

    Dec 13, 2011

    A memorial honoring sustainment Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn was presented to the Combined Arms Support Command in a small ceremony Dec. 13.

  • LOGCAP on the job in Afghanistan

    Dec 12, 2011

    Providing support services and freeing servicemembers to focus on fighting, the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program is an essential element of coalition efforts in Afghanistan.

  • Mine rollers designed to blow up, save lives

    Dec 12, 2011

    Albert Bacon helps coalition forces in Afghanistan install mine rollers on the front of tactical vehicles. He has traveled across the country providing support to Soldiers and assisting with mine rollers installations.

  • Senior logisticians from the services visit 401st Army Field Support Brigade

    Dec 9, 2011

    The Director for Logistics, the Joint Staff and the Service senior logisticians visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade November 15 to see how the brigade will reset and retrograde thousands of pieces of equipment in response to the presidential directed surge recovery already underway.

  • 401st AFSB continues to support Afghan National Army

    Dec 9, 2011

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade continued its support of the Afghan National Army from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2011, when 90 M1114 vehicles were inspected by Afghan Army Lt. Col. Ibrahim Wardak, liaison officer to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, in preparation for final turn over to the ANA.

  • Soldier feedback shaping next-generation blue force tracking, handhelds

    Dec 9, 2011

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking system that aims to transform communications for dismounted Soldiers is capitalizing on user feedback as it steps closer to deployment.

  • Arsenal Back In Rail Business

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A major upgrade related to the Redstone Gateway business development project near Gate 9 is bringing the sound of train whistles back to Redstone Arsenal.

  • Army developing next-generation helicopter

    Dec 9, 2011

    The Pentagon and the U.S. Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching science and technology effort designed to engineer, build and deliver a next-generation helicopter with vastly improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability, operating density altitudes and payload capacity, service officials said.

  • Santa Enlists "Big Green Elves" For Blackstone Toy Delivery

    Dec 9, 2011

    Santa Claus relies on his sleigh and eight reindeer for the bulk of his mission to deliver toys to children around the world, but every once in a while he calls in some help when a special delivery is required.

  • 593rd Sust. Bde. opens post office

    Dec 9, 2011

    news story about a Soldier-run post office opened on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., one of only two currently in operation. various photos. 2 photos of Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri (Army's only active duty Buddhist chaplain) mailing care packages.

  • Paratroopers prepare to leave Al-Asad

    Dec 7, 2011

    Paratroopers assigned to 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, are among the last 1,000 servicemembers on Al-Asad and are preparing to turn over the base to the Iraqi Army.

  • Army Offers Officers MBA Fellowship

    Dec 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The U.S. Army is searching for a few good logisticians who are seeking to attend one of the nation's top-ranked, military-friendly colleges. If selected, these officers will be able to pursue their Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on logistics.

  • Guard's last convoy puts Iraq in rearview mirror

    Dec 5, 2011

    With Operation New Dawn coming to a close, the Virginia Army National Guard left Iraq in its final convoy, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • LOGCAP IV overview -- civilian contractors supporting the forces in OEF

    Dec 2, 2011

    As the U.S. Army evolved into a smaller force with units focused on combat arms, combat support and combat service support during the 1990s, the need to find ways to provide services once provided by Soldiers became apparent. The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program managed by Army Materiel Command and executed by Army Sustainment Command, AMC's logistics arm, is a way to leverage civilian contractors to support and augment United States and coalition forces in both wartime and humanitarian missions.

  • DET 12 arrives for year-long deployment

    Dec 2, 2011

    Most of the members of U.S. Army Reserve Detachment 12 arrived at Bagram Airfield September 18 to begin their year-long deployment with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • 402nd AFSB to support State Department in Iraq

    Dec 2, 2011

    As U.S. forces leave Iraq, they are moving most of their equipment and assets out of the country, but they will hand off some of it to the Department of State to support the diplomatic and security cooperation missions.

  • Accounting for Army property worth $17 billion

    Dec 2, 2011

    The 401st AFSB manages a property book valued at more than $17.4 billion consisting of thousands of pieces of rolling and more than one million pieces of non-rolling stock, said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Barry G. Rice, theater property book officer. Rolling stock includes the largest mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles and non-rolling stock ranges from handheld items to huge generators and Force Provider containers.

  • Responsible transition: coordinated efforts ensure successful transfer of property, facilities

    Dec 1, 2011

    IN 2008, there were more than 500 military bases in Iraq manned by U.S. military personnel. Before United States Forces-Iraq leaves that country at the end of 2011, the future of each installation must be determined, and an appropriate transition must be made to either the Iraqis or the U.S. State Department.

  • Picatinny designated DoD's joint center for guns and ammunition

    Dec 1, 2011

    VIDEO: Picatinny Arsenal marked its designation as the Department of Defense's Joint Center of Excellence for Guns and Ammunition with a special ceremony Nov. 18.


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