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  • Defense Ammunition Center fields new machine to assist Soldiers

    May 14, 2012

    A new piece of Ammunition Peculiar Equipment, APE, was developed for the Joint Munitions Command APE Program and fielded successfully to Soldiers at Fort Hood.

  • Recognizing excellence

    May 9, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4 (Logistics), speaks with Combined Arms Support Command employees from the Sustainment Knowledge Network and Transportation School's Deployment Process Modernization Office about their work in support of the Rapid Expeditionary Deployment Initiative.

  • Microwave technology could revolutionize combat feeding

    May 8, 2012

    The folks at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate believe that microwave sterilization could revolutionize what Soldiers eat on the battlefield.

  • Sustainers take charge in Afghanistan

    May 8, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (May 7, 2012) -- The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) officially took command of the Joint Sustainment Command -- Afghanistan (JSC-A) during a Transfer of Authority at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, on May 7.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot artisans keep Chinook in production

    May 8, 2012

    Two Corpus Christi Army Depot electrical technicians took necessary actions to keep production rolling on the CH-47 Chinook.

  • LOG NEWS Today, Issue #2, May 2012

    May 8, 2012

    Operational Energy: Working for the Army now; Hero Recognized; London Bound; Global Gallery; Teaching Green

  • Army truckers get real-world training on Alaska roads

    May 7, 2012

    There's little room for error when driving trucks filled with explosives through the mountains of south-central Alaska.

  • Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers' load

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier's load by developing smaller and lighter batteries. Scientists and engineers are unburdening the Soldier, increasing maneuverability, reducing fatigue, and cutting time needed for battery re-charging.

  • Army Materiel Command brings 'last MRAP' to port

    May 7, 2012

    The last U.S. Army mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to depart from Iraq arrived at the Port of Beaumont, Texas, May 6, 2012, on its way to the 1st Cavalry Brigade Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas, for preservation and display.

  • Detroit Arsenal Recognizes Volunteer Force

    May 7, 2012

    The Detroit Arsenal recently recognized installation volunteers at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 20 at Mulligan's on Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

  • PEO Soldier celebrates anniversary, welcomes new leader, unveils new logo

    May 5, 2012

    Its name may not sound particularly impressive, but on the tenth anniversary of Program Executive Office Soldier, arguably, no other Army organization has done more to add to the lethality, comfort and safety of the American service member.

  • Leatherneck LTF expanding to support Soldiers and Marines

    May 5, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's Logistical Taskforce at Camp Leatherneck is building a new class IX warehouse to increase their support capability for Marines and Soldiers stationed in Helmand Province.

  • Transporters tackle new mission in Afghanistan

    May 3, 2012

    If there's one thing Soldiers of the 233rd Transportation Company know, they definitely know how to get heavy equipment from one point to another in austere environments.

  • Small test at Watervliet reveals huge potential savings for DOD

    May 2, 2012

    The Watervliet Arsenal has just completed a yearlong study to determine if military boiler plants could be made more efficient and environmentally friendly and this month, the results are in and they show a potential to save millions of dollars for the Department of Defense.

  • Sharing the Ordnance story

    May 2, 2012

    About 30 area business leaders got the opportunity April 19 to learn firsthand about the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' mission. Members of the Association of the United States Army, who participated in this inaugural community event for the Ordnance School, spoke with instructors and got a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes to see what it takes to develop Soldiers who are tactically and technically proficient in their military occupational specialties.

  • Aircraft Logbook Review

    May 2, 2012

    The aircraft logbook (NSN 7510-00-889-3494) is one of the most important pieces of equipment an aircrew will inspect during a preflight. Aviators are responsible to ensure all sections of the logbook are filled in, checked for accuracy and completeness and the applicable forms are dated. This review is the last informal step in the quality assurance/quality control process.

  • 411th Engineer Brigade heading to Afghanistan

    Apr 22, 2012

    Family members of Soldiers of 411th Engineer Brigade share an emotional goodbye during the unit's deployment departure ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base April 19, 2012. The Army Reserve Soldiers known as Task Force Empire will spend approximately a year in Afghanistan in support of the ISAF Joint Command's efforts to improve security, development and governance.

  • DOL Transportation center servicing Soldiers at Fort Hood

    Apr 20, 2012

    Starting Oct. 1, all Directorate of Logistic facilities throughout the Army will come under the administrative control of the Army Sustainment Command/Army Materiel Command.

  • DOL individual weapons repair ongoing at Fort Hood

    Apr 20, 2012

    A SARET (Small Arms Readiness and Evaluation Team) unit from TACOM LCMC (Life Cycle Management Command) Warren, Mich., is visiting Fort Hood, Texas, rebuilding individual weapons for the 215th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Fort Hood's CIF keeps Soldiers ready for missions

    Apr 20, 2012

    DOLs provide combat service support from food service to ammunition; maintenance to transportation, and uniform items to repair parts. Additionally, they run the dining facilities, household goods and general transportation, general supply warehouses, and laundry services to name a few

  • An ounce of prevention

    Apr 20, 2012

    Part of the mission of the "Mighty" 407th Army Field Support Brigade is ensuring Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services are conducted on unit equipment.

  • Professional Development for Logisticians

    Apr 20, 2012

    Have you been looking for some professional development opportunities to improve your knowledge base and perspective? Here are a few upcoming events that focus on both the Army and DoD logistics communities with some highly noted speakers.

  • Interns share experiences with ASC senior staff

    Apr 20, 2012

    Minority College Relations Program interns brief Army Sustainment Command senior staff during an April 19 outbriefing.

  • White House honors 'Champion of Change' for Afghanistan energy-saving

    Apr 20, 2012

    An Army Reserve officer who researched the effectiveness of energy-saving "micro-grid" technology in Afghanistan was among nine Americans honored as "Champions of Change" by the White House, April 19, 2012.

  • Former Provider 6 provides mentorship to 3rd Sustainment Bde

    Apr 19, 2012

    It's not often that the present comes face to face with the past, but when the opportunity presents itself, it's best to seize the moment.

  • Army, Air Force conduct joint air drop training

    Apr 19, 2012

    The 10th Brigade Support Battalion organized a joint training exercise April 12, 2012, to certify 39 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers attending the Drop Zone Safety Team Leader Course.

  • 702nd EOD conducts demolition training

    Apr 18, 2012

    The 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, held demolition training here at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, March 26-29.

  • AFSBn-Kandahar Class VII warehouse, where the rubber meets the road

    Apr 17, 2012

    If a Soldier moves with it, shoots it or uses it to communicate chances it will be issued by the Class VII warehouse located on the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar's compound. Literally serving as Army Materiel Command's face to the field, the team who runs the warehouse distributes the equipment that gives Soldiers the edge on the battlefield.

  • U.S. Navy Customs support Army retrograde

    Apr 12, 2012

    Approximately 20 members of a U.S. Navy customs team from Kuwait are now assisting the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in their retrograde mission. The sailors who serve as customs agents help ensure that the vehicles are ready for shipment back to the United States.

  • Green Warrior Convoy Announced - "It's about saving Soldiers' lives"

    Apr 12, 2012

    The Army announced plans for a "Green Warrior Convoy" to demonstrate vehicle energy and educate the value of science and technology in Army vehicles.

  • Anniston Army Depot partners to rebuild Saudi tanks

    Apr 12, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot recently contracted to overhaul 143 M1 Abrams tanks for Saudi Arabia's Royal Saudi Land Forces at Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio.

  • FORSCOM units earn awards in 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

    Apr 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts competition was held at Fort Lee, Va. from Feb. 27 to March 9, 2012. This competition, the largest culinary arts competition in North America, is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation. The annual competition showcases the talents of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and Department of Defense personnel from around the globe.

  • The "Red Ball Express" -- Army Logistics Solutions During WWII and in Afghanistan

    Apr 12, 2012

    The success of any military mission depends on many factors, among these are the innovation and ingenuity of Soldiers on the ground. Better ways to complete the mission are sometimes adapted from lessons learned in past missions. In Afghanistan today, Soldiers have borrowed a technique that harkens back to World War II and the Allied invasion of Normandy, France.

  • 210th BSB Soldiers conduct cargo air drop training

    Apr 5, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- Soldiers from Distribution Platoon, F Company, 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team retrieved several pallets of cargo that were air dropped March 24 onto Geronimo Airfield at the Joint Readiness Training Center here.

  • Pakistan route critical to reset, retrograde in Afghanistan

    Apr 5, 2012

    The Army would like to see the route through Pakistan available again to get things out of Afghanistan when the time comes, said one Army senior leader.

  • Vietnam Veteran Receives Bronze Star, Thanks to A Loyal and Dedicated Friend

    Apr 2, 2012

    An Army veteran who helped close down the final operations of the Vietnam War 40 years ago was given a long overdue honor.

  • Ordnance disposal

    Mar 30, 2012

    Spc. Thomas Bossoletti, an explosives ordinance technician from Oxnard, Calif., with the 788th Ordnance Company, Explosives Ordnance Disposal from Fort Campbell, Ky., prepares ammunition for a controlled detonation at a firing range outside of Camp Buehring, Kuwait, March 15, 2012. The 788th EOD Company is the single theater demilitarization activity for unserviceable ammunition and unexploded ordnance coming out of both Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • LOGCAP-A contractor supports COIN strategy with hiring initiative

    Mar 30, 2012

    LOGCAP-Afghanistan strongly supports the COIN strategy by hiring local Afghan workers and purchasing locally where possible. One LOGCAP contractor has a partnership to offer employment to every graduate of a 700-hour vocational training program offered by the Korean Vocational Training Center.

  • Power user conference to highlight operational energy innovation

    Mar 30, 2012

    Supplying tactical electric power to the battlefield in a reliable, energy-efficient way is a key goal of the Department of Defense's Project Manager Mobile Electric Power and the focus of an upcoming Users' Conference.

  • U.S. Army's top logistician makes command visit to Army Africa

    Mar 28, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, the U.S. Army deputy chief of staff for logistics, visited U. S. Army Africa during a tour of Europe-based military installations March 20.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers enable communications at Unified Endeavor

    Mar 28, 2012

    Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's information, signal and communications staff section apply their technical and tactical knowledge and skill in support of exercise Unified Endeavor in Grafenwoehr, Germany March 18 through April 6.

  • Army focuses on university research

    Mar 28, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal came to the University of Texas at Austin looking to strengthen the school's ties with the Army.

  • Chief of Transportation earns his star

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March28, 2012) -- Fellow Soldiers, Family members and friends gathered at the Lee Club Friday to celebrate the promotion of Stephen E. Farmen to brigadier general.

  • 'ROC Drill' explores Army Transportation's future

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 28, 2012) -- A strategy session here this week will help shape the future of Army transportation or, more specifically, the Joint Logistics Over The Shore operations that supplement the U.S. military's ability to move thousands of personnel and many tons of equipment by sea.

  • World War II group fights for survival

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 22, 2012) -- The Battle of the Bulge during World War II was a monstrosity of an event. More than 600,000 Americans and thousands of tanks and artillery pieces defended against a German army offensive in its last-gasp effort to win the war.

  • Leadership Macomb visits Detroit Arsenal

    Mar 22, 2012

    Members of Leadership Macomb Class 15 visited the Detroit Arsenal March 21 to get a better understanding of what the arsenal is and what happens here. Leadership Macomb is a non-profit organization whose nine-month program brings together leaders from numerous institutions, disciplines and geographic areas to strengthen their leadership skills, develop long-term business relationships, and obtain in depth information about Macomb County.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC signs partnering agreement with Mack Defense

    Mar 22, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center and Mack Defense, today signed an agreement that will provide Mack Defense access, via public-private partnerships, to the Army's only vertically integrated metal manufacturing facility and the only remaining U.S. Army foundry.

  • Ordnance chief to take command of 13th ESC

    Mar 22, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The thunder of 75mm cannon rounds, firing from the salute battery outside, echoed throughout Hatcher Hall and signaled the end of a chapter in Ordnance Corps' history as the 36th chief relinquished command March 21. Brig. Gen. Clark W. LeMasters Jr., Chief of Ordnance and Ordnance School commandant, is leaving Fort Lee to take command of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Fort Hood, Texas, which is currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army will likely surpass President's goals for Energy Savings Performance Contracts

    Mar 22, 2012

    The Army announced that it is likely to execute $800 million in alternative financed energy efficiency projects in the next two years, more than double the amount that will be asked of the Army as part of the Federal Government's efforts to meet the requirements set forth in President Obama's December 2, 2011 Presidential Memorandum.

  • Eighth Army off-loads Strykers in South Korea

    Mar 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army off-loaded Stryker combat vehicles at Pier 8 in Busan, South Korea, March 20, 2012, to support the annual Foal Eagle exercise in South Korea.

  • On the job at Tobyhanna

    Mar 21, 2012

    General Equipment Mechanic James Yoder verifies serial numbers for shipment while working in Tobyhanna Army Depot's Mobile Electric Power Branch.

  • Army Now - A duo of ice sculptors improve their skills during the 37th Annual Culinary Arts Competit

    Mar 21, 2012

    A duo of ice sculptors improve their skills during the 37th Annual Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, VA.

  • New regimental CSM takes charge of Trans Corps

    Mar 21, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2012) -- The Transportation Corps has a new top enlisted Soldier.

  • Arsenal's Greatest Generation speaks

    Mar 19, 2012

    Tom Lyons, who worked at the Watervliet Arsenal during World War II, reflects back on the Greatest Generation years. Now in his 90s, Tom speaks about the great years of working at the Arsenal during World War II. Tom's wife, Theresa, also worked at the Arsenal during World War II and was the Arsenal's equivalent to Rosie the Riveter.

  • U.S. Army Africa, Tennessee National Guard personnel journey to Uganda

    Mar 18, 2012

    Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Teams personnel from U.S. Army Africa and Tennessee National Guard traveled to Uganda Feb. 20-24, 2012, to conduct Phase I training for 27 members of the Uganda People's Defense Force.

  • QASAS aim for a clean sweep

    Mar 16, 2012

    Quality Assurance Specialists (Ammunition Surveillance) are aiming for a 'clean sweep' of unserviceable, unsafe or non-mission essential ammunition to support draw-down efforts, retrograde operations, combat readiness and explosives safety in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Hot off the grill: Sembach serves up tasty food

    Mar 16, 2012

    Sembach Kaserne, previously a U.S. Air Force base, became an Army post in 2010. Since then, garrison leaders work to improve Soldiers' quality of life. Better food choices, where many Soldiers and family members eat, is part of that effort. That's how Burks and Shepherd recently found themselves at the Culinary Institute of America's San Antonio campus, taking a one-week course on quick food service.

  • Sustainment Memorial Serves As Lasting Tribute

    Mar 16, 2012

    A memorial honoring sustainment Soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, was presented to the Combined Arms Support Command in a ceremony March 15 at the Army Logistics University.

  • Sustainment Soldiers hone warrior skills

    Mar 15, 2012

    Training is no stranger to the U.S. Army, nor is it to the Soldiers who make up the Third Infantry Division. Soldiers who volunteered to defend the Constitution of the United States of America and defend against all enemies both foreign and domestic train regularly to ensure they are ready to respond to any threat that comes within harm's way of the United States of America.

  • 3SB helps JROTC with land nav

    Mar 15, 2012

    "Go more left. Now you went too far. Stop right there!"

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade mechanics help Afghans learn tools of trade

    Mar 15, 2012

    At the motor pool at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, soldiers with the Afghan National Army got some important training in forklift maintenance from their coalition counterparts.

  • Redistribution Property Assistance Team training provided to Soldiers

    Mar 15, 2012

    402nd Army Field Support Brigade gives Redistribution Property Assistance Team training at Camp Shelby, Miss., on March 15.

  • How to make your PCS move go smoothly

    Mar 14, 2012

    Each year, about 225,000 Department of Defense and U.S. Coast Guard household good shipments are slated for movement during the summer months. These shipments compete with private sector moves creating a phenomenon in the transportation industry called the "peak moving season."

  • Culinary arts competitors collect medals, titles

    Mar 14, 2012

    More than 340 military food service specialists gathered at Fort Lee, Va., for the final event of the largest culinary arts competition in North America.

  • Army to field energy-saving systems to deploying BCT

    Mar 13, 2012

    As part of the Army's Net Zero Operational Energy program, Soldiers from Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team learned to operate and maintain multiple hybrid-power management systems.

  • Training innovations keep trucks on battlefield, out of classroom

    Mar 12, 2012

    Instructors at the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School at Fort Jackson, S.C., decided to use a little imagination to keep valuable equipment from being transferred from the battlefield to the classroom.

  • 793rd MCT trains for real world mission

    Mar 12, 2012

    The 793rd Movement Control Team, 7th Civil Support Command, conducted a Reception, Staging, Onward-Movement and Integration validation exercise Feb 29- March 1 here in preparation for a future deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army Today - Team USA taking part in the International Mystery Basket Challenge during the Military

    Mar 12, 2012

    Army Today - Team USA taking part in the International Mystery Basket Challenge during the Military Culinary Competition at Ft. Lee.

  • Marne Division claims culinary arts installation of year title

    Mar 12, 2012

    Dog Face Soldiers from the Third Infantry Division took the 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition by storm Feb. 25 through March 9, 2012, winning 21 gold medals and claiming the coveted title of Installation of the Year.

  • Competition Inspires Excellence, Chefs Hone Skills While Battling in the Ultimate Food Fight

    Mar 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- While 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition may be over, the experiences of the 340 competitors will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the Armed Forces. With more than 950 competitive entries, this event is not only the largest culinary competition in North America it is also the leading training opportunity for military chefs.

  • 548th CSSB cases colors for Afghanistan deployment

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers of 548th Combat Service Support Battalion formally readied themselves for deployment to Afghanistan during a flag casing ceremony Feb. 27 at Monti Physical Fitness Center.

  • Leadership Gathers to Share Ideas and Best Practices

    Mar 8, 2012

    Chambersburg, PA -- The Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) Depot Assessment Visit (DAV) kicked off on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, and drew various commanders, military leadership, and commanding generals from different installations across the country.

  • Mystery basket makes event a 'thorny' challenge

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2011) -- Think whipping up a nutritional meal is a breeze? Try doing it with a pad of thorny cactus as one of six required ingredients.

  • Enlisted aides showcase their skills

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2012) -- In an effort to be more inclusive to the entire military, this year's enlisted aide category at the Military Culinary Arts Competition was open to every service.

  • Military's promising young chefs compete for top honors

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2012) -- Fourteen young military cooks competed for the title of Armed Forces Student Chef of the Year during the largest culinary arts competition in North America here Feb. 26- March 7.

  • Appetite for Competition

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The competition may be over, but the best is yet to come … literally as the winners of the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition will be announced during an awards ceremony March 9 at the Post Theater on Fort Lee.

  • ANA Maintenance mentorship program graduates 17 Soldiers

    Mar 7, 2012

    The largest group of Soldiers to complete the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Afghan National Army Maintenance Mentorship Program received certificates and coins during a ceremony held at AFSBn-Bagram Mar. 3.

  • U.S. Army Alaska's Polar Express

    Mar 7, 2012

    Black ice, blowing snow, ice fog, treacherous hills and subzero temperatures are just some of the conditions the Soldiers of the 109th Transportation Company face each week to get cargo and supplies across Alaska from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to Fort Wainwright.

  • Chefs bring elegance, teamwork to Army's largest culinary competition

    Mar 7, 2012

    About 335 chefs and 22 teams are competing this week in the largest U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition ever, with more than 850 separate events to be judged.

  • 'Red Ball Express' keeps everything moving in eastern Afghanistan

    Mar 7, 2012

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Atlas began a flight called the "Red Ball Express," where a small commuter plane is used to ferry supplies and passengers throughout Regional Command-East, Afghanistan.

  • Joint airdrop resupplies Afghanistan outpost

    Mar 7, 2012

    A joint airdrop operation between Task Force Spartan, the U.S. Air Force, the Afghan Border Patrol and local militia Arbici helped resupply paratroopers of Task Force Blue Geronimo.

  • Army Today - Soldiers dropping supplies from the air in Mali, Africa.

    Mar 6, 2012

    Soldiers dropping supplies from the air in Mali, Africa.

  • Culinary competition ice carvers display skills

    Mar 5, 2012

    Of all the events within the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition currently in progress at Fort Lee, ice carving is one of the few that doesn't involve cooking.

  • Culinary Competition Sizzles as Chefs Battle for Top Honors

    Mar 5, 2012

    More than 300 military chefs are competing in more than 600 events at the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va. The competition which kicked off Feb. 26 concludes March 9 with an award ceremony. This American Culinary Federation sanctioned event features individual and team challenges in a variety of categories. Participation in the culinary competition is open to active-duty members of al services, Department of Defense Civilians, and U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. Some of the Army teams going spatula to spatula this year are Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Drum, Fort Stewart, Fort Bragg and teams from Korea, Hawaii. There are also teams from the Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.

  • Military Chefs

    Mar 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The chainsaws are buzzing, the flames are rising and the pans are sizzling at the 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition underway this week through March 7 at the Post Field House. More than 300 Armed Forces chefs from military installations around the world are battling for top honors hoping they have the winning recipe for success. This American Culinary Federation sanctioned competition features more than 600 judged events in a variety of categories. "The competition is designed to train and improve the overall level of food service professionalism," said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Russell Campbell, chief, Advanced Food Service Training Division, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. JCCoE is part of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Combined Arms Support Command. The QM School trains and educates Soldiers, Civilians and members of other services and nations in quartermaster skills and functions. Participation in the culinary competition is open to active-duty members of all services, Department of Defense Civilians, and U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard personnel. Some of the Army teams currently competing are representing Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Drum, Fort Bragg, Korea, Hawaii, the Pentagon, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Joint Base Lewis-McCord and the Reserve component. Teams are also participating from the Marines, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard. Throughout the competition, military culinarians demonstrate their talents in preparing hot foods, cold buffets, pastries and chocolate works of art to earn individual and team bronze, silver and gold medals. Categories include field cooking, nutritional hot food challenge, ice carving, culinary knowledge bowl, practical cooking and pastry, team buffet and showpieces. For the latest medal counts and updates on the competition, visit the Advanced Food Service Training Division's Facebook Fanpage at The portions of the competition will be broadcast live on the fanpage every day.

  • New communications a 'SNAP' for 403rd in Korea

    Mar 2, 2012

    New terminals enable the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade to use NIPR and SIPR communications in a tactical environment.

  • Cooking frenzy: military chefs compete for top culinary title

    Mar 1, 2012

    Twenty-four military chefs got the annual all-service Culinary Arts Competition sizzling Sunday as they competed for Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

  • Rare Fort Lee entry in culinary competition seeks to enrich team member's skills palette

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 1, 2012)-A rarity is among the competitive ranks of this year's Military Culinary Arts Competition.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot Celebrates Winning Seventh Shingo Medallion for Manufacturing Excellence

    Feb 29, 2012

    Chambersburg, Pa.-- Feb. 29, 2012 --Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) celebrated the winning of its seventh Shingo Medallion for Manufacturing Excellence for the Aviation Ground Power Unit value stream.

  • ASC takes on Lead Materiel Integrator Mission

    Feb 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command hosted a Lead Materiel Integrator mission transfer ceremony and open house on Feb. 29 in the Distribution Management Center conference room, located in Building 350.

  • ASC validates Decision Support Tool

    Feb 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command hosted a third, and final, Lead Materiel Integrator pilot here during the week of Jan. 26, validating the LMI Decision Support Tool (1.0), while testing capabilities and internal processes.

  • Logistical exercises on the continent of Africa

    Feb 27, 2012

    Logistical exercises are value added events, especially on the continent of Africa.

  • Remembrance Ceremony Celebrates Life of former CASCOM Officer

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Hundreds gathered today at Memorial Chapel as the Combined Arms Support Command held a remembrance ceremony to celebrate the life of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, the former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas. From July 2007 to 2010, he served at Fort Lee, where he commanded the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Quartermaster School, and then served as the CASCOM G3/director, Training and Doctrine.

  • Shyu outlines state of Army acquisition: saving lives, saving money

    Feb 23, 2012

    The U.S. Army is immersed in a series of ongoing efforts to find fiscal efficiencies while continuing to harness needed innovation, in many cases, to deliver life-saving technologies to Soldiers in Afghanistan, said the Army's top acquisition official.

  • Provider 1SG shares her story

    Feb 23, 2012

    Twenty-three years ago this month, Michelle Maxwell, a Macon native, enlisted into the Army as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. Currently, she is the first sergeant for 226th Quartermaster Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division.

  • New assistant I.G. sworn in

    Feb 23, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- The 412th Theater Engineer Command's new assistant inspector general was sworn in during a ceremony at the TEC headquarters, Feb. 12, 2012.

  • Hands-on training: ALU course gives officers confidence, courage

    Feb 23, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 23, 2012) -- Officer training at the Army Logistics University requires more than books and papers to prepare leaders for the current Army operating environment. Practical exercises give individuals the ability to adapt to any situation and to think and act with confidence - that's where the ALU Modern Army Combatives Program can help them develop.

  • AMC looks to 'bold, adaptive, innovative' future

    Feb 22, 2012

    Army Materiel Command is trying to do the right things for the right reasons, AMC Commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody told an audience at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

  • 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