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  • 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.

  • Resiliency is key to 35th CSSB mission

    Dec 11, 2012

    Supporting soldiers on the battlefield is no easy task and the logistical requirements to outfit a combat troop to effectively do his or her job is done by far fewer soldiers than those on the battlefield. Consider the U.S. Army's 35th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade in Sagami General Depot, Japan.

  • Army G4 visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    Dec 11, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), to view training Dec. 7.

  • 401st ROC Drill rehearses retrograde

    Dec 10, 2012

    A two-day rehearsal of concept drill was conducted by the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to review past practices, discuss what worked and what did not work and lastly plan for future equipment retrograde missions.

  • Army Depot Honors Former Mayor, Mayor Gives Commander Key to the City

    Dec 10, 2012

    The former Mayor of Corpus Christi, Joseph Adame was awarded with the Knight of the Honorable Order of St. Michael, an award given through the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) for his support of the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) and the Warfighter on December 7, 2012. Mayor Adame was found worthy of the distinction due to his avid support of CCAD, the only helicopter maintenance repair and overhaul facility in the Army's organic industrial base. CCAD Commander, Col. Christopher B. Carlile was given a key to the city.

  • The next surge in Afghanistan - holiday mail

    Dec 10, 2012

    The troop surge in Afghanistan officially ended in September, but Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are preparing for another surge that will arrive in country over the next three weeks: holiday mail.

  • CASCOM CG lights up the holiday season

    Dec 7, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, is assisted by his wife, Denise, and Spc. Willie J. Rodgers III, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee, in pulling the levers to light the Fort Lee holiday tree Dec. 6.

  • Task Force Wildcat food service specialists serve up meals, morale

    Dec 6, 2012

    Task Force Wildcat food service specialists served fellow Soldiers meals with a helping of morale during Operation Golden Cargo 2012.

  • While hauling bullets, safety remains top priority

    Dec 6, 2012

    The 1052nd Transportation Company out of Kingstree, S.C. drove hundreds of ammunition crates to McAlester, Okla., July 12 for Operation Golden Cargo, while keeping safety paramount.

  • Golden Cargo Prepares 888 MCT for Mobilization

    Dec 6, 2012

    Golden Cargo--an annual nationwide munitions transportation exercise--offers real-world training for Reserve Component units, especially those gearing up for deployment. One such unit, the 888th Movement Control Team out of Providence, R.I., is using this training opportunity to prepare for a pending mobilization.

  • 423rd Transportation Company cooks ensure troops remain fueled up

    Dec 6, 2012

    In order to serve 220 Soldiers per meal at Tooele Army Depot, Utah during Operation Golden Cargo 2012, cooks with the 423rd Transportation Company from Colorado Springs, Colo., start their shifts about six hours prior to prepare, set up and cook, Warren explained.

  • Army National Cemeteries staff visits Anniston

    Dec 6, 2012

    Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries Program Kathryn Condon and members of her staff visited Anniston Nov. 30 to tour cemeteries that are maintained by Anniston Army Depot.

  • New DLA Distribution Anniston safety program keys in on accident prevention

    Dec 6, 2012

    DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., has new safety personnel. Though Bea Holman and Barry Adderhold may be new to DLA, having transferred a few months ago, they are not new to safety. Both bring with them years of safety experience and they are eager to share knowledge with their new coworkers. The first order of business for the duo has been to fully train every employee on standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Association.

  • Army officials assess depot capabilities

    Dec 6, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, Army Materiel Command's (AMC) deputy commanding general, and more than 60 team members from AMC and subordinate commands conducted a Depot Assessment Visit here Dec. 4-5.

  • Watervliet's largest electrical upgrade in 30 years is now complete

    Dec 5, 2012

    When the Arsenal leadership agreed to invest $1.7 million for a new electrical substation that would feed power to one of the most critical manufacturing processes called the rotary forge, little did they know that the Arsenal may be venturing into uncharted waters.

  • Watervliet receives $7.8M contract to supply Australian Army with new lightweight cannons

    Dec 4, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced this month that it received a $7.8 million contract to provide the Australian Army, via BAE Systems, with 19 M776 155mm cannons as part of the U.S. State Department's Foreign Military Sales program.

  • Credentialing program helps service members excel

    Dec 4, 2012

    The command is helping to increase opportunities for sustainment Soldiers by developing credentialing programs for 27 of its 57 military occupational specialties. One of the ways CASCOM is supporting professional credentialing of its service members is through the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Allied Trade Specialist (91E) course.

  • 3d ESC hosts Joint Logistics Senior Enlisted Conference

    Nov 30, 2012

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted the Joint Logistics Senior Enlisted Conference at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on November 23, 2012.

  • Solar panels deliver new energy to West Point's Net Zero initiative

    Nov 29, 2012

    The installation of solar panels on the roof of the Lichtenberg Tennis Center--780 panels, to be exact--in recent weeks represents West Point's continuing efforts to achieve energy sustainability. Since becoming a Net Zero Energy pilot installation last April, West Point has been making strides toward the ultimate goal of producing as much energy as it uses by 2020.

  • Brig. Gen. French visits the DFIP

    Nov 28, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, the commander of the Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan and 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), visited the Detention Facility in Parwan to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

  • Erie Canal, belt-driven presses, and now, the gantry-yard crane ... all gone

    Nov 28, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The old adage "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, will it make a sound," may be a good metaphor for the recent removal of the largest crane assembly on the Arsenal. Towering some 53' high and 140' long, the gantry-yard crane has met its quiet demise just as other technological marvels of their time, such as the Erie Canal and belt-driven presses. But did anyone notice?

  • DOD praises Army's Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and urges authorization bill passage

    Nov 28, 2012

    The Defense Department continues its assistance with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Pentagon Press Secretary George E. Little said.

  • 402nd AFSB in Kuwait outlines logistics mission to visiting generals

    Nov 28, 2012

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, recently played host to senior Army logisticians.

  • Sustainers celebrate Thanksgiving at Kandahar Airfield

    Nov 27, 2012

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrated Thanksgiving at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on November 22, 2012. Throughout the day, the 3d ESC participated in several events to include a visit to Kandahar Airfield's Role 3 Hospital with Gen. John R. Allen, the International Security Assistance Force Commander, and served dinner to thousands of service members and civilians at the Niagara Dining Facility.

  • Tobyhanna surpasses goal, reduces sensor cost

    Nov 27, 2012

    Sensors Branch employees here did one better when tasked to reduce the direct labor hours (DLH) to repair and test the AN/PSS-14 mine detector. Program Office Countermine leadership (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.) required that Tobyhanna Army Depot reduce the DLH for repairing and testing the detector by 15 percent.

  • ASC road march offers reservists, Military Explorers, Boy Scouts historical information on RIA

    Nov 27, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command historian led a group of 20 deploying Soldiers, four Military Explorers and 11 Boy Scouts on a Rock Island Arsenal historical road march Nov. 10.

  • Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter visits Camp Zama

    Nov 26, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 26, 2012) -- Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, the commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command visited Sagamihara Family Housing Area, the Camp Zama Youth Center and a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force construction site during his tour of U.S. Army Garrison Japan installations Nov. 24.

  • 2ID units named best in Pacific

    Nov 26, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, announced the winners of the USARPAC Army Award for Maintenance Excellence program Nov. 15. The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade placed in three out of the six categories with the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion winning in the Large MTOE Category. The United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area, administratively a unit of the 210th Fires Brigade, won in the Small TDA Category. And Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion placed runner up in the Supply Excellence Award for Medium MTOE PBO.

  • Army launches winter safety campaign

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign today, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs.

  • Army Corps employs barges to move storm-damage debris out of NYC

    Nov 25, 2012

    Since its barging operations began Nov. 10, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 26,000 tons of debris out of New York City coastal neighborhoods devastated by last month's Hurricane Sandy and up the Hudson River.

  • Westphal, Austin survey battlefield, present awards, thank troops for service

    Nov 25, 2012

    The Army's second highest ranking civilian and military leaders met with American and NATO leadership at regional commands, hospitals, forward operating bases, and support units throughout eastern and southern Afghanistan, and thanked service members, civilians, and contractors for their hard work and sacrifice during a three-day visit, Nov. 20-23, 2012.

  • Undersecretary lauds Redstone's synergy

    Nov 23, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal is optimistic that sequestration will be averted.

  • Drive on: 45th Sustainment Brigade gets big mileage out of behavioral health initiatives

    Nov 22, 2012

    One of the largest sustainment brigades in Afghanistan is getting a lot of mileage out of simple behavioral health initiatives implemented for its motor transport operators.

  • Picatinny establishes task force for future emergencies in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 21, 2012

    Against the backdrop of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, a task force has been established at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to collect lessons learned so that the installation and its workforce can be better prepared for the next disaster.

  • Analyst named depot employee of quarter

    Nov 21, 2012

    A management analyst here has been named a depot Employee of the Quarter. Kathryn DeBenedetto was honored for the senior category award as a Tobyhanna 2012 Employees of the Quarter for the third quarter.

  • Soldiers take challenge in explosive ordnance disposal testing

    Nov 21, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 20, 2012) -- The Ordnance School's 89D, or Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course, is in its second year at Fort Lee after relocating here from Redstone Arsenal, Ala. As is the case with many relocations, instructors and administrators continually tweak the curriculum to ensure the students are receiving the maximum benefit. The latest improvement came last week when the end-of-the-course portion dubbed EOD Challenge was moved from the Ordnance Campus to Training Area 23, located just off A Avenue adjacent to the Defense Contract Management Agency. The new training site boasts a larger, more secluded area to conduct the nine-station EOD Challenge. Fifteen students underwent the testing.

  • 403rd AFSB's battalion participates in exercise Keen Sword 2013

    Nov 21, 2012

    Members of the Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia's Yokohama North Dock have supported Keen Sword 2013 by conducting an issue of two Landing Craft Utility 2000 vessels.

  • Hard work and dedication drive Pōhakuloa Training Area Employee of the Quarter

    Nov 21, 2012

    POHAKULOA, Hawaii--Maintenance worker T. J. Sprintz was recently named the U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa Employee of the Quarter for his hard work and dedication to mission accomplishment.

  • Ordnance welcomes new Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.

    Nov 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The U.S. Army Ordnance School welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton G. Hall as the 11th regimental command sergeant major during an assumption of responsiblity ceremony Nov. 16.

  • Teaching youngsters energy awareness in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 16, 2012

    In the Halloween spirit, Vicenza Elementary School third-graders engaged in Energy Awareness Month Oct. 23 through a special hunt for "energy vampires."

  • Army research centers partner for improved ammunition packaging

    Nov 16, 2012

    U.S. Army research and development centers are collaborating to design new ammunition packaging that could yield significant cost savings and improve battlefield capability, officials said. Two organizations within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command -- the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center -- are developing a packaging system for 5.56-millimeter ammunition as an alternative to fabric bandoleers.

  • Watervliet parades through community in honor of our Veterans

    Nov 15, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Think about this, we have thousands of troops forward deployed in a combat zone, while at the same time, similar combat-experienced troops are providing food, fuel, medical, and more important, stability to New York City's disaster areas within a two hour drive of here.

  • Space-based capabilities shaping Army of the future

    Nov 15, 2012

    The undersecretary of the Army received a detailed and succinct depiction of how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command supports America's warfighters during a visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Beyond protection: Army Research Laboratory investigates next-level pelvic, groin protection

    Nov 14, 2012

    New ballistic research areas are filling a critical gap in troop pelvic protection systems, said U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers.

  • Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to accomplish their mission. And, these generators are allowing them precious more time to train Afghan forces and win the friendship of local Afghans.

  • Unique cooperation with TSA leads to improved training at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    During an annual full-scale anti-terrorism exercise at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, leaders identified a training gap that led to a unique government-to-government cooperation between LCAAP's government security office and the Transportation Security Administration.

  • Army Sustainment Command honors area veterans

    Nov 14, 2012

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers fanned out across western Illinois and eastern Iowa during the Veterans Day weekend, paying tribute to area veterans. In an all-out community outreach effort, ASC Soldiers gave speeches, conducted presentations and participated in parades and memorial services while representing the command and the Army.

  • Sustainers visit Afghan military hospital

    Nov 13, 2012

    Members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan visited the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital on November 8, 2012. The Sustainers visited the facility to get a better understanding of the Afghan's medical processes and procedures.

  • ASA IE&E Conducts Quality Work Environment Workshop and Recognition Ceremony

    Nov 13, 2012

    Mr. Mark Atkins, Director for Safety, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA), Installation Energy and Environment (IE&E) led a five-day Quality Work Environment (QWE) Initiative workshop Sept. 17-21 at Army Materiel Command (AMC) Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • Arsenal kicks off annual fund campaign

    Nov 13, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal kicked off their fall Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 4 at the Arsenal's Community Club with a special breakfast program, songs from the Jenkins Memorial Choir, and guest speaker Normal Gilchrest.

  • Veterans Day 2012: Soldier for Life

    Nov 9, 2012

  • Fort Lee Soldiers join Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- First Lt. Melanie Wells knows what it's like to be in the midst of a storm like the one that raked the New York-New Jersey coastal areas last week.

  • TRADOC commanding general recognizes Fort Lee fleet management program

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- The Fort Lee Fleet Management Expansion program received kudos from the Training and Doctrine Command during a presentation here Nov. 1.

  • TRADOC lauds 'game changers'

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- Five CASCOM employees were named game changers and recognized by Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of Training and Doctrine Command, during his visit to Fort Lee Nov. 1.

  • 'Fan the flame': ANAD, ANMC employees inspire coworkers through life stories

    Nov 8, 2012

    Three Anniston Army Depot employees opened their past to coworkers Oct. 25 to teach them about diversity and inspire them to help others.

  • Historical clearinghouse receives macro artifacts

    Nov 8, 2012

    More than 100 large pieces of American military history began arriving at Anniston Army Depot Nov. 5. These items are part of a collection being transferred from Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.

  • Soldier's hidden talent uncovered

    Nov 8, 2012

    When Spc. Jason Eskritt deployed with the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in April, his goal was to keep a low profile and not draw much attention to himself. Eskritt, never one to bask in the spotlight, figured he would go to work daily, do his job and return to Fort Knox in nine months after performing his duties as an information systems operator-analyst in support of the Joint Sustainment Command--Afghanistan. But unbeknownst to Eskritt, his co-workers and supervisors were paying special attention to him, particularly his work ethic and special abilities.

  • West Point helps 'lean' equipment delivery

    Nov 7, 2012

    Five U.S. Military Academy at West Point cadets are working a dual-purpose project to improve equipment flow at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.

  • 401st AFSB's LTF Salerno supports Task Force Rakkasan in Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Task Force Salerno is dedicated to supporting the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and associated units, also known as Task Force Rakkasan, in their area of operations. The small team has or can reach back to leverage all the skill sets needed to support the Warfighters in their area.

  • 401st AFSB employee completes doctorate's while deployed in Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2012

    Maggie Rivers, a supervisory logistics management specialist deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, defended her doctoral dissertation 4:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. Nov. 2 to a doctoral committee and emerged with a doctorate in philosophy.

  • Rifleman radio completes key operational test at NIE

    Nov 7, 2012

    An advanced lightweight radio that will connect troops on the front lines to the Army's tactical communications network has completed its operational test.

  • Female body armor named among best inventions by Time Magazine

    Nov 6, 2012

    An innovation that will leave female Soldiers safer and more comfortable on the battlefield was named one of Time Magazine's "Best Inventions of the Year 2012."

  • National observance to honor America's veterans

    Nov 6, 2012

    The annual National Veterans Day Observance is scheduled for Nov. 11, 2012, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to honor all veterans who served and continue to serve in the military as well as a memorial service for General of the Armies John J. Pershing.

  • National Guard, Marines work together to deliver food, pump water, assist recovery

    Nov 6, 2012

    When the National Guardsmen of Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, came to Rockaway, N.Y., their mission was to distribute food and water to New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy.

  • One Army School System increases training effectiveness, capacity

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army readiness is the key objective of the One Army School System, a system that establishes common standards for individual training and maximizes the opportunities for active duty soldiers to train at Reserve or National Guard courses, and vice versa.

  • 7th CSC Soldiers train for deployment

    Nov 5, 2012

    A two-week mobilization exercise in Grafenwoehr prepares reservists for real-world scenarios.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers to assist with election in storm-battered areas

    Nov 5, 2012

    New Yorkers who are still without power in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy will get some help in casting their votes on Election Day from the New York Army National Guard.

  • Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! IMCOM seeks to hire, retain former soldiers in the Army civilian workforce

    Nov 5, 2012

    Army civilians serve alongside soldiers every day, in every theater. From state-side garrisons to forward operating bases in Afghanistan, Army civilians write contracts, deliver goods, manage networks, operate ranges, manage business operations and provide support functions that would otherwise present distractions to training and wartime operations. From the sound of reveille to when a soldier turns out the lights at the end the day, soldiers are supported by their civilian counterparts.

  • RDECOM NCOPD kicks off at Redstone Arsenal

    Nov 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Fifty-two Soldiers convened Nov. 5 in northern Alabama for a week of professional development and the opportunity to learn about the nation's leading Army installation for aviation and missile research, development and testing. The noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command will complete a physical fitness test and receive briefings, training, and facility and capability tours. They will conclude this session of NCO Professional Development with a tour of Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn., a Civil War historic site.

  • Bradley ECPs to Upgrade Vehicle Across the Board

    Nov 5, 2012

    To ensure the Bradley Fighting Vehicle can enable the Army's network investment and incorporate other Army programs of record without further degrading operational performance, basic improvements will be made as part of the upcoming Bradley Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) program. An ECP is a modification to a system that leaves the essential capability unchanged, so while the Bradley will maintain its classic look on the outside, under the hood will be a different matter. With the ECP program, the Bradley will be able to keep pace with Army modernization, remaining capable and relevant into the next decade and beyond.

  • U.S. Army Veterans Day

    Nov 5, 2012

    Veterans Day Army public service announcement.

  • New 401st AFSB housing at BAF improves force protection posture

    Nov 3, 2012

    New billeting at 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, provides improved force protection for personnel by housing them in hardened structures.


    Nov 1, 2012

    It was a sentimental ceremony, yet proud of its legacy as the 883rd Quartermaster Company and 315th Quartermaster Team were officially activated during a combined activation ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Broken Arrow, Okla.

  • 403rd AFSB holds first FRG steering committee meeting with newly acquired Logistics Readiness Center

    Nov 1, 2012

  • Joint Culinary Center of Excellence offers new additions to field ration menus

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- The Unitized Group Ration -- Short Order menu recently underwent changes after a six-month test at four Army installations last year.

  • TRADOC Commanding General recognizes sustainers

    Nov 1, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, presents a TRADOC coin to Samuel A. Burns, Ordnance School course manager, for his "game changer" service to the Ordnance School Nov. 1. Cone was hosted by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during his visit to the Home of Sustainment.

  • Fuel Operations at its best in the Pacific

    Nov 1, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan-- Imagine handling more than two million gallons of jet fuel for the Air Force, 100,000 gallons for the Marines and up to 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel for the Navy on Okinawa. It's a big order requiring a substantial commitment, performing a critical mission that remains the sole responsibility of the 505th Quartermaster Battalion.

  • 83rd Ordnance - Focus on Mission Amid Future Inactivation

    Nov 1, 2012

    HIRO AMMUNITION DEPOT, Kure, Japan. -- The 83rd Ordnance Battalion is a small unit with a big mission for United States Army Japan and the Pacific Command. The unit, headquartered in southern mainland Japan, is set to inactivate next year.

  • Army Releases Sustainability Report 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2012, which describes the Army's sustainability efforts and progress during years 2010 and 2011.

  • Army contracting, logistics discussed during 3-day gathering at RIA

    Oct 31, 2012

    Contracting and LOGCAP were the main topics during a three-day meeting that concluded Oct. 31 here in Building 103, Baylor Conference Room, as the Army makes plans for post-war Southwest Asia operations.

  • More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 7,400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen were mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, 2012, and more were on the way.

  • Career comes to a close after 35 years of service

    Oct 30, 2012

    Johnetta Graves retires in ceremony at Redstone Arsenal

  • Back to basics: Weapons safety

    Oct 30, 2012

    Soldiers depend on their weapons, and when one fails, it could mean the difference between life and death. But by taking precautions like thorough preventive maintenance checks and services and proper storage, they greatly reduce the likelihood of malfunction and possibly an accident.

  • U.S. Army awards Watervliet $4.2M contract for new mortar baseplate

    Oct 29, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced Friday that it received a $4.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture a new lightweight 60mm mortar baseplate that will enhance Soldiers' abilities to move more quickly across the battlefield, while also reducing logistical requirements.

  • Like fathers, like sons: the 1st Division family

    Oct 28, 2012

    Pvt. Chris Griffin is the fifth member of his family to receive a 1st ID/1st SB combat patch, continuing his family's legacy in the U.S. Army.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami

    Oct 28, 2012

    As more governors declared states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy, the National Guard stood ready to respond to the aftermath of the storm.

  • Shyu outlines strategic modernization planning approach

    Oct 26, 2012

    Army acquisition is in the early stages of refining an integrated, multi-pronged strategic approach to equipment modernization which seeks to harvest key lessons learned from a decade of war, service leaders said Oct. 23, 2012.

  • TRANSCOM commander sees AFSBn-Kandahar RPAT process

    Oct 25, 2012

    U.S. Air Force General William M. Fraser III, commander of U.S. Transportation Command spent about 90 minutes at AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 21 to learn more about how the battalion has streamlined processes and procedures for redistributing and retrograding equipment.