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  • 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

  • Small cohort forms nucleus of Materiel Enterprise

    Feb 22, 2012

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

  • 'Kevlar underpants' protect pelvic region

    Feb 22, 2012

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

  • 246th QM Co. deploys to Afghanistan

    Feb 21, 2012

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

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

    Feb 17, 2012

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

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

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • Alaskan battalion experiences extreme winter conditions to support Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2012

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

  • Fort Lee graduates first class of Stryker maintainers

    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • Changes Supply Suppliers with Better Life, Training

    Feb 16, 2012

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

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

    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • AMC to RRAD force protection: 'Best Ever'

    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • Expanded Army accident investigation training facility opens

    Feb 16, 2012

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

  • ASC Implements Lead Materiel Integrator

    Feb 15, 2012

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

  • Sustainers tackle Unified Endeavor

    Feb 14, 2012

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

  • Central Issue Facilities equip Soldiers for the battlefield

    Feb 14, 2012

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

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

    Feb 14, 2012

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

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

    Feb 14, 2012

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

  • Wood fuel innovation saves money, reduces energy

    Feb 13, 2012

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

  • Army's biggest warehouse honors Korean Service Corps

    Feb 13, 2012

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

  • Mason's Message (Feb. 11, 2012)

    Feb 13, 2012

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

  • Training prepares Soldiers for Afghan equipment retrograde mission

    Feb 10, 2012

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

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

    Feb 10, 2012

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

  • New UAS maintainer course launches

    Feb 9, 2012

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

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

    Feb 9, 2012

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

  • Fort Sill logisticians hit mark with air drop exercise

    Feb 9, 2012

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

  • APS watercraft pass the test in Japan

    Feb 9, 2012

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

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

    Feb 7, 2012

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

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

    Feb 7, 2012

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