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  • 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 www.noradsanta.org 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.

  • Food service specialists put culinary skills to test in dining facility competition

    Dec 1, 2011

    Food service Soldiers from Fort Drum dining facilities put the final touches on their Thanksgiving displays and decorations Nov. 22 in hopes their DFAC would be selected as the best decorated.

  • Army Leaders meet to discuss future of operational energy

    Dec 1, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment and the Army G-4 sponsored an "Army Operational Energy Roundtable" at the US Army War College recently to address the Army's challenges in ensuring a sustainable energy future.

  • Students challenge, question Watervliet Arsenal techniques, procedures

    Nov 30, 2011

    Students from Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Education Services visited Watervliet Arsenal this month to learn how the Army uses science and technology to help war fighters survive and win on the modern battlefield.

  • Immortalizing Logisticians

    Nov 29, 2011

    Painting immortalizing logisticians housed at CASCOM headquarters.

  • Largest air load ever dropped during OEF lands in Eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 28, 2011

    Soldiers from B Company, 9th Engineer Battalion usually recover water, food, fuel and other classes of supplies from the drop zone, but Nov. 23, 2011, was unlike all others and was the first of its kind in the history of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot fulfills urgent Army need

    Nov 28, 2011

    Corpus Christi Army Depot in Texas turned around ten UH-60 Black Hawk gearboxes in a record ten days to fulfill urgent Army need.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers erect shower facility

    Nov 23, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 24, 2011) --- The 49th Quartermaster Group's 16th Quartermaster Company is a unit that specializes in shower, laundry and clothing repair.

  • 110th Transportation Company Soldiers help lead Salvation Army food drive

    Nov 23, 2011

    Soldiers of 110th Transportation Company, 10th Sustainment Bri-gade, delivered more than 300 pounds of canned food, boxed cereal and other food to Watertown's Salvation Army Community Center on Nov. 16, the culmination of a Thanksgiving food drive the unit undertook to reach out to members of the North Country community.

  • Anniston Army Depot resets 1,000th Stryker

    Nov 22, 2011

    Over a two-year span, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., and General Dynamics Land Systems have reset 1,000 Strykers.

  • COMET Team focused on saving Army money

    Nov 22, 2011

    The United States defense budget is on the chopping block, leaving the military to reduce spending and tighten Uncle Sam's belt a notch.

  • Tempo accelerates for convoy traffic out of Iraq

    Nov 21, 2011

    As Soldiers step up the pace moving out of Iraq, the teams that take control of their equipment are getting busier and the teamwork factor becomes increasingly more important.

  • HELLFIRE team sustaining fight, cutting costs

    Nov 21, 2011

    HELLFIRE missiles are the primary precision air-to-ground weapon used by joint and coalition services. Having a Forward Test and Repair Facility for them is saving the Army money.

  • Army Food Advisor Innovation Awards presented

    Nov 17, 2011

    Soldiers who showed creativity and innovation in developing field-feeding equipment earned the first Army Food Advisor Innovation Awards, which were presented Nov. 15 at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Army tests new water, fuel bladders for airdrop

    Nov 17, 2011

    Army paratroopers completed two test drops Nov. 10, 2011, to certify a new water and fuel container system for airdrops in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal techs show Congress bomb disposal tools

    Nov 17, 2011

    More than a dozen Soldiers showcased explosive ordnance disposal equipment on Capitol Hill, Nov. 17, 2011, as part of an "inaugural event" for the recently formed House Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus.

  • 16th STB Soldiers take field cooking to a new level

    Nov 16, 2011

    Earlier this year, Soldiers of the 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, took home the Phillip A. Connelly award for the best field kitchen at the both the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and U.S. Army Europe levels. On Oct. 13, Department of the Army judges arrived at the 16th STB field site on Warner Barracks, here to decide if the unit had what it took to win at the DA level.

  • Hammack sees Afghanistan energy methods and conditions first hand

    Nov 16, 2011

    American Forces Radio and Television report on Assistant Secretary Hammack's visit and discuss energy methods and alternatives.

  • Army seeks clean energy with new power station

    Nov 16, 2011

    Army, government and private industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the startup of a system at Fort Benning's landfill designed to capture methane and convert it to electricity.

  • Army tests new water, fuel bladders for airdrop

    Nov 16, 2011

    Army paratroopers at Camp MacKall completed two of three test drops Nov. 10 to certify a new water and fuel container system for airdrops in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • 2nd BSB brings 'beans, bullets' to sustain the fight

    Nov 16, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. --The convoy exits the gate of forward operating base Denver on its way to an outlying base over the rough terrain and maze of roads that crisscross the National Training Center. The convoy faces the threat of possible attacks by role-players acting as armed members of the local terror network, simulated roadside bombs and various scenarios the combat trainers might throw at it during travel.

  • 378TH Combat Sustainment Support Battalion to Conduct Farewell Ceremony and Casing of the Colors

    Nov 15, 2011

    The 378th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted a Farewell Ceremony and Casing of the Colors, November 13th, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., prior to their deployment to Afghanistan. The event was the last chance for many family and friends to say good-bye to their Soldiers.

  • LTG Mitchell H. Stevenson retires after 37 years of adding value to Army logistics

    Nov 14, 2011

    LTG Stevenson added value to every job he held.

  • Logistics paratroopers prove evolving sustainment software ready for prime time

    Nov 14, 2011

    During a recent field exercise, Army logisticians here embraced for the first time a powerful "new" tool for forecasting and distributing supplies on the battlefield.

  • Challenges tackled at the 2011 Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Senior Leader Forum

    Nov 12, 2011

    The Under Secretary of the Army addressed 345 senior acquisition, logistics and technology experts from throughout the Department of Defense during a senior leader training forum in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • Last stop for fuel in Iraq: Bulk fuel farm consolidates fuel as drawdown continues

    Nov 8, 2011

    As Operation New Dawn continues the drawdown of U.S. Forces in Iraq, Contingency Operating Base Adder has become the main fuel hub in the process of exporting military assets out of the country.

  • Sorting equipment saving money in Iraq drawdown

    Nov 8, 2011

    Materiel redistribution team Soldiers with the1729th Field Support Maintenance Company, Maryland Army National Guard, must figure out what to do with equipment in Iraq as the U.S. continues the drawdown there.

  • Howitzer program helps strengthen Afghan self defense

    Nov 7, 2011

    Picatinny Arsenal is helping the Afghan National Army develop their indirect fire capability to bolster self-defense.

  • Battalion dons AMC patch for drawdown mission

    Nov 5, 2011

    The 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from Fort Riley, Kan., dons the Army Materiel Command patch in a ceremony at Camp Virginia, Kuwait for Operation New Dawn. The patch comes with a huge mission to get tons of equipment out of Iraq.

  • TACOM team charging batteries, saving money

    Nov 5, 2011

    Tank Automotive-Armament Command staff at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, receive about a thousand batteries a month and recharge them to ship back to units, saving the Army millions of dollars.

  • Soldiers leaving Iraq, unloading ammunition

    Nov 5, 2011

    Soldiers in Iraq hung onto their ammunition until the last possible minute before departing the country. Now, ammunition holding areas are flooded and amnesty boxes are full.

  • New light machine gun aims to 'SAW' Soldiers' load

    Nov 4, 2011

    A series of tests under battlefield conditions were conducted to see how a prototype light weight machine gun and its distinctive ammunition impact Soldier effectiveness in battle

  • Combat Feeding researcher honored

    Nov 3, 2011

    Dr. Pat Dunne of the Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center has earned the 2011 Institute for Food Safety and Health Award.

  • 90th HRC sends team to Kuwait

    Nov 3, 2011

    A small team of Soldiers assigned to the 90th Human Resources Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, deployed to Kuwait, Oct. 29, to act as a Casualty Liaison Team.

  • TF Spearhead cooks excel, provide good food in austere conditions

    Nov 2, 2011

    When three Soldiers, all food operations specialists from Task Force Spearhead, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were placed at a remote FOB in western Afghanistan, they were asked to simply perform to standard. They have done more than that though, they have excelled.

  • Tooele incorporates Continuous Improvement with savings over $4 million

    Nov 2, 2011

    With proposed budget cuts across the Department of Defense (DoD) of more than $450 billion in spending over the next ten years, and additional spending cuts based on Congressional bipartisan committee recommendations, the Army is preparing to conduct business with less funding. Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) has already positioned itself to be a leader within the Army Materiel Command (AMC) in the cost cutting arena through its ongoing Continuous Improvement Program. Fiscal 2011 proved to be a banner year for TEAD with 16 Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Value Engineering projects completed with validated savings or cost avoidance totaling approximately $4.1 million. This exceeds the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) goal of $2.4 million by $1.7 million.

  • HQDA G-4 welcomes a new chief

    Nov 2, 2011

    Today, MG (P) Raymond V. Mason takes the helm as the new Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4 (Logistics).

  • AMC launches Bold Ideas Campaign

    Nov 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command is soliciting Bold Ideas from AMC personnel from Oct. 31 to Dec. 30, as part of an effort to transform the command into being more cost-effective, creating leaner processes and becoming more energy-efficient command-wide.

  • CCAD Returns Third OH-58D Armed Scout Helicopter to the Fight

    Oct 31, 2011

    Corpus Christi, TX -- A needed OH-58D Kiowa Warrior was returned to the fight when Corpus Christi Army Depot Commander, Col. Christopher B. Carlile handed the newly repaired KW's log books to 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade Commander, Col. John M. Morgan during a transfer ceremony held during the Luther Jones Professional Aviation Forum at the American Bank Center October 26, 2011. The KW is destined for the 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment,1st Combat Aviation Brigade out of Ft. Riley Kansas.

  • McQuistion takes reins of Army Sustainment Command

    Oct 28, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion became commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command during an Oct. 28 change of command ceremony on Memorial Field.

  • Three SDDC units capture Supply Excellence Awards

    Oct 28, 2011

    Three Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command units were named winners of the command's 2011 Chief of Staff Supply Excellence Awards during the SDDC Commanders' and Command Sergeants' Major Fall conference today at Scott AFB.

  • CREW: helping defeat IEDs

    Oct 26, 2011

    Counter Radio Electronic Warfare systems are helping Soldiers in Afghanistan to defeat deadly improvised explosive devices by blocking radio signals that can be used by insurgents to detonate the devices remotely.

  • Army to use new uniform for Soldier burial clothing

    Oct 24, 2011

    The Army Liaison Team at the Dover Port Mortuary will begin using the new Army Service Uniform for deceased Soldiers effective January 1, 2012.

  • Chief of Ordnance earns first star

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 20, 2011) - It's been more than a year, and the wait is finally over.

  • Ammo Tech Course graduates first class at Fort Lee

    Oct 20, 2011

    The Army Logistics University Technical Logistics College graduated its first Ammunition Technician Warrant Officer Class at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 14, 2011, capping an extensive effort to move the course from it former location at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • New Bradleys add punch to pre-positioned stocks in Korea

    Oct 20, 2011

    Dozens of new Bradley M2A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicles have arrived in Korea, where they will improve the combat power of Army Prepositioned Stocks - 4, managed by Army Sustainment Command's 403rd Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Units in Iraq pick up pace to turn in property

    Oct 19, 2011

    Convoy after convoy, container upon container are sorted, inventoried, documented and pushed out at an increasingly rapid rate as the clock ticks on the drawdown for Iraq. The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade Redistribution Property Assistance Team is working hard for the long haul out of Iraq.

  • Army chefs learn from Culinary Institute of America

    Oct 19, 2011

    Army chefs from around the world are learning master-level secrets and techniques from instructors at the Culinary Institute of America.

  • Ordnance Challenge

    Oct 17, 2011

    59th Ordnance Brigade, Ordnance School, held its first Commander's Cup Challenge at Fort Lee, Va.

  • 'Ironman' a game-changer on battlefield

    Oct 14, 2011

    After a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan Iowa National Guard Solders started wondering how they could carry loads of crew-served weapon ammunition over rough terrain like Jesse Ventura did in the movie "Predator."

  • Germersheim Army Depot marks 60 years; installation designated as enduring

    Oct 13, 2011

    Back in 1951 miles of military tanks, trucks, equipment and other remnants of World War II filled nearly every inch of Germersheim Ordnance Vehicle Park. The park, located on an old German training ground in Germersheim near the Rhine River, was created to store, receive and issue equipment and supplies in support of the U.S. Army in Europe. The area's close vicinity to railways and a river port, made it ideal for a host of logistical operations. But these days, you'd be more apt to spot bulldozers and brightly colored shipping trucks from all over the world crowding the small winding roads of what is now known as Germersheim Army Depot. T

  • Quartermaster School Hosts "Friends"

    Oct 13, 2011

    There's a lot of behind-the-scenes support required to ensure Soldiers are successful in their occupational specialties, and the Quartermaster School recognized these efforts during the first 'Friends of the Quartermaster Day' Sept. 22.

  • Pack it up, move it out

    Oct 12, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Nearly 1,200 containers of serviceable material and more than 35,000 line items are sitting in the Theater Redistribution Center here at any one time. That's a lot of stuff.

  • Outfitting Soldiers head to toe

    Oct 6, 2011

    From their heads to their toes, if Soldiers wear it these days, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center at Natick Soldier Systems Center, Mass., likely had a hand in developing it.

  • Robots give Soldiers the advantage

    Oct 6, 2011

    Soldiers with the Joint Program Office Robotics at the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, Afghanistan, help field the robots that are saving Soldiers lives.

  • Ordnance Corp selects former Watervliet commander for Hall of Fame

    Oct 6, 2011

    Earlier this year, former Watervliet Arsenal Commander Lt. Col. Francis H. Parker (1838 - 1897) was inducted into the 2011 Class of the Ordnance Corps' Hall of Fame. On Sept. 7, 2011, in the presence of Arsenal employees, including former Arsenal employee and Ordnance Hall of fame member Fred Clas, Col. Clark W. LeMasters Jr., Chief of Ordnance, visited the Arsenal to present Parker's certificate and ribbon to Col. Mark F. Migaleddi, the Arsenal's current commander.

  • 'Old Hickory' rises to challenge of moving vehicles, supplies out of Iraq

    Oct 4, 2011

    The Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade has been chosen as one of several units responsible for withdrawing all U.S. Forces from Iraq by the end of this year.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's history, tradition, and pride help restore guns, community spirit

    Oct 3, 2011

    A little bit of Arsenal history, tradition, and a sense of pride was demonstrated during the Christian Brothers Academy Opening Day Ceremony when the Arsenal celebrated the reconstruction of two 1914-era guns that adorn the entry to the school.

  • DCOM-RS sergeant major observes progress in western Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. Michael Mosites, sergeant major of Deputy Commander, Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combines Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, conducted a battlefield circulation Sept. 26-29 to Regional Support Command-West.

  • Sailing Forward Together

    Oct 3, 2011

    History set sail recently as the USNS Spearhead, the Navy's first Joint High Speed Vessel, was christened during a ceremony at the shipbuilders' facility in Mobile, Ala. The JHSV is a new class of ship, designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment. Commonly referred to as the "workhorse of the nation," it was conceived as a joint endeavor among the services.

  • 404th logisticians leading change

    Sep 30, 2011

    404th Army Field Support Brigade logisticians are heeding the call to "change before you have to."

  • You can't take that home from here -- US Customs training at 401st AFSB

    Sep 29, 2011

    United States Customs inspectors came to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade loaded with guns, knives, furs and brass knuckles for a training session.

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