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  • Mississippi Guard Soldiers teach Afghan farmers water, soil management

    Feb 8, 2013

    Twenty-nine Afghans representing the Farmers Cooperative program traveled to Qalat, Feb. 4-5, 2013, for a two-day workshop on water and soil conservation management held by the Zabul Agribusiness Development Team.

  • Panetta discusses 2014 defense budget request

    Feb 7, 2013

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta revealed that the proposed military pay raise for 2014 is one percent, and that the department is proceeding in a logical, careful way to do its part to cut the deficit and preserve military capabilities.

  • SAMC inductee talks about his reason for joining the Army Reserve

    Feb 7, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, senior instructor 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, discusses his reason for joining the Army Reserve, the benefits of joining and his induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Tobyhanna celebrates 60th anniversary

    Feb 6, 2013

    A CECOM senior official praised Tobyhanna's ability to adapt to changes to mission requirements during a ceremony celebrating the depot's 60th anniversary as a communications-electronics facility.

  • CSA's strategic intent: Delivering strategic landpower in an uncertain world

    Feb 5, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno discusses his vision for how the Army will operate in the future.

  • 2013 African American Black History Month

    Feb 5, 2013

    from the Secretary of the Army; Chief of Staff, Army; and Sergeant Major of the Army, Subject: African American/Black History Month -- "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington" dated February 2013.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna: Techs perform electroplating processing

    Feb 1, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication. Branch employees perform electroplating processes for all fabricated items produced at Tobyhanna Army Depot as well as items scheduled for overhaul.

  • USAF AMC CG sees scope of 401st AFSB retrograde mission

    Jan 27, 2013

    The commander of the U. S. Air Force Air Mobility Command visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Jan. 17 to see first handthe scope of the brigade's equipment retrograde mission and discuss his command's role in the mission.

  • NCO inductee, from Nigeria to Bagram

    Jan 26, 2013

    Army supply sergeant Ibilola Animashaun emigrated from Lagos, Nigeria to the United States in the 1990s, took the oath of citizenship while serving in Iraq, and continues her promise today in the 582nd Medical Logistics Company.

  • Army Sustainment Command helps area schools via Computers for Learning Program

    Jan 25, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command is doing its part to provide technology to areas schools via the Computers for Learning Program. A program that takes Army computers and puts them into America's schools.

  • 18th Military Police Brigade welcomes new command team

    Jan 24, 2013

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 18th Military Police Brigade held a change of command and responsibility ceremony on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Jan. 17, to welcome a new command team and farewell the outgoing team.

  • Not your grandfather's pinups, but they still work

    Jan 24, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- For as long as there has been an army, Soldiers have found innovative ways to stay connected back to the home front. After all, the letters, lockets, post cards, and photos have helped Soldiers endure the harsh realities of war, as well as the tyranny of distance from what was important to them. At a small Army post in upstate New York, machinists and office workers today also adorn their work areas, as Soldiers often have, with items that help them stay connected to the world outside of the U.S. Army's Watervliet Arsenal fence line.

  • Operations Security on Internet is vital for everyone

    Jan 24, 2013

    In today's world of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites it is vital that Soldiers, Family members and government employees are aware of the personal and professional information they put on these sites. Information about upcoming missions, training exercises and even personal information like when a Family will be on vacation should be left off social media sites.

  • Illowa Bi-State CFC raises $600K-plus for 2012

    Jan 24, 2013

    The Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign held its annual award ceremony Jan. 23 at the Arsenal Club, Building 60. During the 2012 campaign, 2,226 donors gave a total of $610,191 to the CFC. ASC's contribution to this was $75,919.

  • Ordnance Soldiers support "Food for Paws"

    Jan 24, 2013

    Soldiers from Echo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion and the 59th Ordnance Brigade Chaplain's Office, part of the U.S. Army Ordnance School, supported the Chesterfield County Humane Society "Food for Paws" program with a donation of pet food and other supplies Jan. 22.

  • RTS-Maintenance Fort McCoy earns 3-year reaccreditation, Institution of Excellence status

    Jan 24, 2013

    Regional Training Site-Maintenance at Fort McCoy has been reaccredited, and, in the process, earned its third-consecutive Institution of Excellence designation. RTS-Maintenance provides vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance training to members of the Army Reserve and other Army branches. Maj. Victor O. McGee, RTS-Maintenance commandant, said the reaccreditation is valid for three years. Prior accreditation/reaccreditation occurred in 2006 and 2009. Every RTS-Maintenance organization must be accredited, McGee said. "The Institution of Excellence designation shows we go above and beyond the call to provide training support to our students."

  • Army Under Secretary discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers in Korea

    Jan 23, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with Soldiers stationed at Camp Humphreys, 17 Jan. 2013, Republic of South Korea (ROK). Westphal met with the Soldiers to recognize their contributions to the longstanding ROK-U.S. Alliance, and discuss their critical role as the Army rebalances to the Asia Pacific region. Westphal visited Camp Humphreys during his Pacific AOR tour of Army units in Hawaii, Korea and Alaska. Under Secretary Westphal's visit to Korea underscores the strength of the ROK-U.S. Alliance and the U.S. Army's commitment to sustain land power in the Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • On the job at Tobyhanna: Techs perform metal photo processing

    Jan 23, 2013

    Chris Mayer, a metal photo processor here, inspects a film positive prior to transferring the image onto photographic film. Mayer works in the depot's Components Plating Branch, Systems Integration and Support Directorate.

  • Lab testing seeks data on modified gunner protection design

    Jan 23, 2013

    With a newly developed Virtual Environment Test Bed scientists and engineers at the Target Behavioral Research Laboratory at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., can record how Soldiers react and perform inside a newly modified Objective Gunner Protection Kit.

  • The Army Moves Toward Renewable Energy Goal for 2025

    Jan 23, 2013

    The Army's goal to deploy 1 gigawatt of renewable energy projects by 2025 will help ensure that Army installations achieve high levels of energy security in the event of conventional grid outages.

  • Watervliet shaving costs, improving quality from the ground up

    Jan 23, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Secretary of Defense last December spoke before the National Press Club to explain his vision and strategy for the future of the U.S. military in a speech titled, "The Force of the 21st Century." To some of those who have been at the Arsenal since the 1980s, this talk may bring back memories of the last "peace dividend" that was touted after America's success after the first Gulf War when the Arsenal's workforce declined from nearly 2,800 to just below 500.

  • New Indoor Pool Will Make Splash

    Jan 23, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Members of Team Redstone who like to make a splash in their workout no longer need to wait for the summer months to do so on post -- they can dive right into the new Redstone Aquatics Center.

  • Japanese forces visit Home of Sustainment

    Jan 23, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Maj. Gen. Kiyoshi Ogawa, Logistics Department Ground Staff Office director, and members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Jan. 15. The command was the first stop of the group's three-day logistics-orientated tour, which included visits to the Pentagon and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

  • Corps of Engineers completes Army's largest solar array installation

    Jan 22, 2013

    The largest solar power system in the U.S. Army is coming online at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and officials gathered, Jan. 16, 2013, to mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • AMC Command team visits 401st AFSB

    Jan 20, 2013

    The AMC command team visited several 401st Army Field Support Brigade locations Jan. 15-16 to meet some of the people who are the face of AMC to the field and bring the Materiel Enterprise to support the Warfighter.

  • Natick tube foods keep U-2 pilots flying high

    Jan 18, 2013

    Tube foods, produced only by the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, keep Air Force U-2 reconnaissance pilots and NASA ER-2 pilots nourished during their long flights.

  • Top Army environment official visits Fort Huachuca, tours net-zero school

    Jan 18, 2013

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2013, to gather information regarding the SunZia power lines that will span across Fort Huachuca, Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • ASC inducts its first NCO into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Jan 18, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command hosted its first Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony Jan. 17 at Heritage Hall in Building 60. Sgt. 1st Class Matthew C. Favory was inducted into the prestigious noncommissioned officer-only association and serves as the provost marshal sergeant for ASC.

  • Westphal: Regional partnerships critical to Pacific rebalance

    Jan 17, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Jan. 13-14, 2013, to meet with members of Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific to discuss recent Army developments in the Pacific region.

  • White Sands home to Army's largest solar power system

    Jan 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army dedicated its largest solar photovoltaic system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 16, 2013, in a ceremony led by Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, White Sands commander, joined by Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • Down & Dirty: BOLC students learn all aspects of mission functionality during pilot program

    Jan 17, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 17, 2013) -- Roughly 80 second lieutenants assigned to the Army Logistics University participated in a unique end-of-course training event designed to provide them with a varied learning experience in a tactical environment.

  • Tobyhanna's role in testing new Army network grows

    Jan 17, 2013

    Initial findings from the Army's latest Network Integration Evaluation show steady progress toward improved, user-friendly tactical communications systems, as well as new efficiencies from the consolidation of test practices.

  • Westphal voices support for U.S. troops in Korea

    Jan 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army's second highest civilian official voiced his support for U.S. Soldiers, civilian employees and families serving in Korea during a visit to Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2013.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers find home, happiness in Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2013

    Forward Operating Base Mescal has no Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility. It has no Post Exchange, no laundry drop off and no post office. Soldiers stationed here receive mail about once a month and the chow hall offers two choices at every meal: Take it or leave it.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli soldiers, provides training insight

    Jan 16, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Jacob Barak, Israeli Defense Force Technology and Logistics Branch head, and members of the Israeli Defense Force for a tour of its schools, Jan. 14, 2013, at Fort Lee.

  • Turning trash into treasure is pleasure for latest Net Zero Hero

    Jan 16, 2013

    What happens when a savvy crafter sees a beautiful item she doesn't want to live without? She runs with the idea, of course, and in the process earns herself the title of Fort Polk Net Zero Hero.

  • Remembering and celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 15, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 2nd Infantry Division held a celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. at the Warriors' Club on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea Jan. 15, 2013. This event was to remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and for the world united. (U.S. Army Photos taken by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released).

  • Incoming Army G-3/5/7 learns how SMDC brings space to Soldiers

    Jan 15, 2013

    New Army G-3/5/7 visits SMDC, Redstone Arsenal

  • Ground guiding safely

    Jan 15, 2013

    Every year, Soldiers and Civilians are seriously injured and killed in ground-guiding accidents.

  • Military plays security support role for inauguration

    Jan 15, 2013

    Soldiers from around the nation will provide security assistance to the Secret Service, the FBI, the National Park Police and other law enforcement agencies during the 2013 inauguration event in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013.

  • Powering up the students at Regional Training Site-Maintenance Fort Indiantown Gap

    Jan 14, 2013

    Compared to other parts of the northeastern United States, Annville Pa. and its surrounding areas were spared the worst of Hurricane Sandy, but the storm created some unique challenges for the instructors and students at Regional Training Site-Maintenance, Fort Indiantown Gap. On Oct. 29, 2012, Sandy's winds knocked down trees and electrical lines causing damage and power outages to a number of facilities on the installation, including the RTS-M, FIG building.

  • 2013 Inaugural Road Closures and National Mall Entry Points

    Jan 14, 2013

    The United States Secret Service in cooperation with its local, state and federal security, public safety and military partners, has developed an overall security plan for the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

  • USASAC town hall recognizes enterprise effort

    Jan 14, 2013

    During a town hall and employee recognition ceremoney held at USASAC's Redstone Arsenal headquarters Jan. 7, Maj. Gen. Del Turner, commanding general of USASAC, recapped USASAC's accomplishments of the past year and praised the workforce for its efforts in achieving the second highest dollar amount of Foreign Military Sales ever.

  • Joint effort delivers 3 helicopters to Iraq

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command and Program Executive Office Aviation facilitated and delivered three Bell 407 Scout helicopters to Iraqi Army Aviation today.

  • Soldiers prep for presidential inauguration

    Jan 14, 2013

    The Army will play a major role in the 57th presidential inaugural, set for Jan. 21, 2013, and early Sunday morning, Soldiers participated in a full dress rehearsal, marching along Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street from Capitol Hill to beyond the White House.

  • Tooele Army Depot to store rocket motors for Missile Defense Agency

    Jan 14, 2013

    After a year of meticulous planning and preparation, Tooele Army Depot, Utah, has begun to receive and store first- and second-stage C-4 rocket motors from the Trident I C-4 Fleet Ballistic Missile/Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile from the Missile Defense Agency.

  • Army lays out Network path ahead at industry day

    Jan 11, 2013

    Facing both new missions and fiscal constraints, the Army will use the Network Integration Evaluations to respond to emerging requirements, make smarter acquisition decisions and keep pace with technological change, Army senior leaders told industry partners this week.

  • LEAP award winners lauded at Pentagon ceremony

    Jan 10, 2013

    For the fifth year now, practitioners of Lean Six Sigma were recognized, Jan. 10, 2013, for streamlining Army business processes that help save the Army money.

  • Tooele Fabricates Mercury Containers

    Jan 9, 2013

    Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) recently received a contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Strategic Materials to fabricate 400 one-metric-ton containers to be completed in fiscal year 2013. The contract is for one base year with four option years at 400 containers per year. A total of 2,000 will be fabricated over a 5-year period. The total value of this contract is approximately $4 million.

  • Picatinny recycles artillery shells to create cheaper, safer, more realistic training rounds

    Jan 8, 2013

    Picatinny Arsenal munitions experts have developed a process to recycle a family of old artillery shells to create less expensive, more realistic and safer training rounds for Soldiers, giving new meaning to the slogan "renew, reuse, recycle."

  • Driver Training Revamped

    Jan 7, 2013

    Vehicle rollovers remain a serious concern for units deployed overseas. According to statistics compiled by U.S. Central Command, there were 618 tactical vehicle rollovers in Afghanistan between January 2009 and July 2012, resulting in 23 fatalities and 501 injuries.

  • Balancing the risks versus the benefits of hurrying home

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sometimes you come to the end of a mission and realize you owe your life more to luck than smart decisions. But Lady Luck is a fickle spirit. She may not treat you so well the next time.

  • Army issues Sources Sought Notice to support NIE 14.1

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Army announced that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to enhance existing network systems capabilities to participate in the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 event, scheduled to take place in October/November 2013, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army Safety - How Did We Do? Fiscal 2012 End-Of-Year Review

    Jan 7, 2013

    As an Army, we're getting better all the time at safety. I feel confident making that statement given final numbers from fiscal 2012: With 162 accidental fatalities, it was our third-safest year on record and our best since combat operations began more than 11 years ago.

  • Circle To Land - A Tricky Maneuver

    Jan 7, 2013

    Circle-to-land is one of the least practiced and most underappreciated maneuvers in the fixed-wing Army aviation community. In the commercial and civilian sector, the maneuver is considered risky enough that many freight operators prohibit their pilots from performing it at night or from doing it at all. However, depending on the mission, pilots may have no choice but to employ the circle-to-land maneuver. And if the first time you practice it is the first time you need it, you could be in serious trouble. I'll give you a personal example from a flight I had in a C-12.

  • Ergonomics That Work

    Jan 7, 2013

    Ergonomics is the applied science of equipment design in the workplace to reduce fatigue and discomfort and increase productivity. Cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive stress injuries and work-related musculoskeletal disorders are synonymous terms. All relate to musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, compression (pressing against hard surfaces) and/or sustained awkward positions.

  • The Army's "Face to the World"

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Foreign Military Sales program is the U.S. government's program for transferring defense articles, services and training to other sovereign nations and international organizations.

  • LOGCAP Soldiers receive awards for Afghanistan tour

    Jan 6, 2013

    Five Soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Logistics Civil Assistance Program received end of tour awards Jan. 6 during a ceremony hosted by Col. Mark Paget, commander, 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • TRADOC commander addresses Soldier Heroes during All-American Bowl week

    Jan 6, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commanding general, spoke to the Soldier Heroes participating in the All-American Bowl Week on three main points: Establishing the conditions for the Army in 2014, focusing on preparedness rather than short-term readiness, and the Army Profession.

  • Watervliet manufacturing closes 199th productive year

    Jan 4, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- The proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" may be applied to the great work the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., workforce did in supporting our nation's warfighters and the community in 2012, because it took the entire Arsenal village to ship each product.

  • Medevac crews in Afghanistan increase en-route patient care

    Jan 4, 2013

    Two medevac companies in Afghanistan have participated in a trial program to administer blood products to wounded Soldiers during en-route flight care and movement to a medical facility.

  • 401st AFSB briefs USFOR-A and 1st TSC leadership on missions

    Jan 4, 2013

    Major Generals Kenneth R. Dahl, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, deputy commander for support and Kurt J. Stein, 1st Theater Sustainment command, commanding general, visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Dec. 30 to learn more about brigade missions, processes and processes.

  • CASCOM recognizes community support

    Jan 3, 2013

    Col. John E. O'Neil IV, Quartermaster School commandant, presented members of the Hopewell High School Concert Choir certificates of appreciation Dec. 18, for their support to the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee.

  • 'Lights Out' for energy savings at Natick

    Jan 3, 2013

    Something as simple as turning off office lights, office equipment, and hallway and bathroom lights not in use could save lots of energy and money.

  • Army All-American athletes inspire children's hospital patients

    Jan 3, 2013

    U.S. Army All-American Bowl players visited with young patients at Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, during All-American Bowl week.

  • Pre-game challenges energize All-American Bowl atmosphere

    Jan 3, 2013

    Drill sergeants barked orders and words of encouragement to motivate 90 of the top-ranked high school football players and 125 band members from around the nation as they competed, Jan. 2, 2012, in a number of events including relay races, pushups, sit-ups and a food-eating contest.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' hold pre-Ranger course while deployed to Afghanistan

    Jan 2, 2013

    Taking advantage of the decrease in enemy activity brought on by winter, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, took the opportunity to develop and conduct a pre-Ranger course.

  • Vehicle swap mission saves Army money

    Jan 2, 2013

    The idea was simple enough: Fort Hood, Texas, had a crane destined for Fort Polk, La. Fort Polk had 12 Humvees destined for Fort Hood.

  • 401st AFSB completes M1114 transfer to ANA

    Dec 31, 2012

    A historic mission for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade came to an end Nov. 12 when AFSBattalion-Bagram issued 49 M1114 vehicles to the Afghan National Army under a Foreign Military Sales case.

  • Future looks bright for Redstone Test Center

    Dec 31, 2012

    The Redstone Test Center celebrated a successful 2012 with new capabilities, facilities, and a committed work force. In 2012, the center improved its test capabilities by adding more than $13 million in new and modified facilities. These include a new Climatic Multi-Chamber Test Facility, an aviation parts storage facility, an aircraft parking area, a reconstruction of the Tactical Test Facility, entry control point facility, a transient test facility and an aircraft towpath just to name a few.

  • Soldiers in Afghanistan continue mission as 2013 arrives

    Dec 31, 2012

    As Americans ring in the new year, Soldiers, Afghan security forces and their coalition partners are engaged in combat, training and humanitarian operations.

  • Combined Team Ready First reaches Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2012

    In the weeks leading up to Christmas, hundreds of soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. By the end of January, 2013, more than 2,500 soldiers from the Combined Team Ready First will be on ground in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. to improve electric grid in Kandahar Province

    Dec 29, 2012

    Electricity is a scarce resource in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, but should become less so for Kandahar government district centers and businesses when four separate projects, designed to improve electricity distribution in key areas of the city, are completed by winter 2013.

  • 159th Combat Aviation Brigade closes out busy 2012

    Dec 28, 2012

    As 2012 comes to an end, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade adds numerous events to its history.

  • Soldiers feasting on healthier food

    Dec 27, 2012

    Dining facilities across the Army are offering more nutritious food these days, with the aim of improving Soldier performance.

  • Afghan police enhance district-level logistics in Uruzgan

    Dec 25, 2012

    Afghan police in Uruzgan province are making logistics a priority through a training program that commenced Dec. 22, 2012 at the provincial police headquarters.

  • 401st AFSB briefs incoming JSC-A commander in Afghanistan

    Dec 25, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve unit headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 24 to learn more about 401st missions and meet some of the Soldiers, civilians and contractors who provide logistics support and selected Coalition forces across the battle space.

  • Sustainment soldiers ensure seamless transition in Kandahar

    Dec 21, 2012

    After months of pre-deployment training the Headquarters element of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division is now boots on ground in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The 'Providers' will be replacing soldiers with the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and assume the 45th's mission to provide distribution and logistical support throughout Regional Command-South, Southwest and West.

  • Westphal signs strategic plan in support of Army Organic Industrial Base

    Dec 21, 2012

    Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the Army, has signed the U.S. Army Organic Industrial Base Strategic Plan.

  • Teamwork, synergy sparks prototype development at Watervliet

    Dec 20, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal's historic "Big Gun Shop" in New York State has seen a lot of action since the first brick and mortar were laid there nearly 130 years ago.

  • Army applies NIE lessons to integrating network equipment

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army is applying integration lessons learned from completed Network Integration Evaluations as it continues production of networked vehicles to support fielding efforts to 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Army Organic Industrial Base Strategic Plan

    Dec 20, 2012

  • Retrograde operations continue

    Dec 19, 2012

  • 120th Infantry Brigade trains 311th ESC for deployment to Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in exercise "Unified Endeavor" during December at North Fort Hood. The exercise included both live and computer-aided virtual events, all focused on mission command training.

  • USASAC looks back at busy, productive 2012

    Dec 18, 2012

    By all accounts 2012 was a banner year for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command in terms of carrying out its mission of overseeing the Army's Security Assistance Enterprise and managing its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

  • Sustaining the Black Hawk Fleet: Ten Years of Recap at Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Dec 18, 2012

    This is an exciting time for the Army Aviation and Missile Command. We are coming down from over a decade of war and focusing on new challenges that will test how we maximize our capabilities with limited resources. Through it all, Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) has been critical in its support to aviation maintenance and nowhere else is this support more evident than with its sustainment of the UH-60 Black Hawk fleet.

  • Grand Opening of Káva Café on Arsenal Island

    Dec 18, 2012

    Káva Café, a coffee bar that provides free Wi-Fi and Starbucks coffee and menu items, had its grand opening at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 13, in the former retail store in Bldg. 60, on Rock Island Arsenal.The Káva Café's hours are from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with delivery available from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee for this service is $2 with the fee being waived for purchases more than $20.

  • Retrograde operations continue in Afghanistan with 401st AFSB

    Dec 18, 2012

    Three command sergeants major toured the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's headquarters in Afghanistan to receive briefings on its various missions.

  • SDDC teleconference fills void in DOD shipper training, education

    Dec 17, 2012

    When the SDDC Training Symposium and Traffic Management Workshop were cancelled this year, a vital link between the command and its customers was severed.

  • AMC's top civilian visits Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 17, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's top civilian met Dec. 13 with senior leaders from organizations at Rock Island Arsenal. Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of RIA, hosted John B. Nerger, Army Materiel Command executive director to the commanding general for his first visit here.

  • Picatinny Arsenal, Civil Air Patrol hold 'Wreaths Across America' ceremony

    Dec 15, 2012

    Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., officials along with members of the Civil Air Patrol, laid 162 wreaths in honor of the fallen service members from the Garden State, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • New Holiday Tradition Brings New Light to the Detroit Arsenal

    Dec 14, 2012

  • AMC top civilian sees new technology at Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Dec 14, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's top civilian visited the Department of Defense's only vertically integrated metal manufacturer on Thursday. John B. Nerger, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General of the Army Material Command, took a one hour tour through the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. This was Nerger's first visit to RIA-JMTC assuming his role as the top executive at AMC in May 2011. His tour started at the Army's only active foundry where Col. James O. Fly, Jr, commander RIA-JMTC, showed how the Arsenal can take raw scrap metal and make new parts to support Army and Joint products.

  • Newly elected Congress member visits 'largest employer' in district: Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 14, 2012

    The newly elected Illinois 17th U.S. Congressional District representative met with senior leaders from organizations at Rock Island Arsenal on Dec. 10.

  • Soldiers train with remote-controlled mine-clearing system

    Dec 14, 2012

    Tripping improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in a controlled way to avoid Soldier injury has become an automated process now for Soldiers.

  • Nothing elementary about this Army science

    Dec 13, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- An inspection team toured the Army's Benét Laboratories last Friday and this visit tested the ability of this premier weapons research and design center to reduce their scientific jargon to an elementary level of understanding. Maybe, elementary is the wrong use of verbiage because, after all, these were high school students.

  • 405th AFSB, USAREUR award top culinary specialists, dining facilities

    Dec 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe and the 405th Army Field Support Brigade paid tribute to USAREUR's top food service personnel and dining facilities at its annual food service awards ceremony Nov. 26 at Nachrichten Kaserne in Germany.

  • 402nd AFSB in Kuwait celebrates 6th birthday

    Dec 13, 2012

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade came together as one to celebrate the brigade's 6th birthday on Oct. 16 at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

  • FORSCOM logisticians support local children in time of need

    Dec 13, 2012

    There will be a little more joy for some Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area children this year, as Soldiers and Army civilian employees of the U.S. Army Forces Command, G4 (Logistics) Directorate came together to aid the Cumberland County, N.C., Department of Social Services by providing Christmas gifts for 135 area foster children.

  • Fort Lee gears up for wounded warrior event

    Dec 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 12, 2012) -- A deep commitment to wounded warriors and a growing concern for suicide prevention has led to a first-time Army Logistics University event that serves to raise awareness for both.