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  • 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.

  • Army demonstrates watercraft capabilities at Tokyo joint disaster-relief exercise

    Feb 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Soldiers assisted with a "sealift drill" during a large-scale Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise Feb. 3, 2012, that was coordinated by the Japanese government and included participation from more than 10,000 people.

  • Sustainer U gives logistics Soldiers options

    Feb 6, 2012

    Servicemembers entering the civilian workforce are sharing in the nation's current economic slump. The U.S. Department of Labor reported in 2010 an 11.5 percent unemployment rate for those who'd served in the military any time after September 2001.

  • Survey asks for PT uniform recommendations

    Feb 6, 2012

    The Army wants Soldier input about a potential upgrade to the Army's physical fitness uniform.

  • Team Lee helps kids learn healthy eating, fitness

    Feb 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 2, 2012) -- Four noncommissioned officers from Fort Lee participated in a Jan. 25 fitness program at Matoaca Elementary School in Chesterfield County.

  • TRADOC commanding general visits 7th Sustainment Brigade, Army mariners

    Feb 1, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, got a firsthand look at what it takes to operate an Army vessel, and the rigorous training demands of Army mariners as they attend their Individual Entry Training at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • 21st TSC-Italy units sustain a variety of services

    Jan 31, 2012

    Those of the belief that 'life moves a little slower south of the Alps' might change their minds if they spent a few minutes with the Soldiers and civilians of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command based in Italy.

  • Wool possible high-performance fiber for combat clothing

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is evaluating wool fabrics for use in combat clothing.

  • Sustainment troops in Kuwait equip Ironhorse Brigade

    Jan 30, 2012

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, began the issue here of brigade combat team equipment to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's Ironhorse Brigade, Jan. 3, 2012.

  • Army's 'best kept secret' floats

    Jan 26, 2012

    The 824th Transportation Company, a Reserve unit from Moorehead City, N.C., just arrived in Kuwait to start their yearlong deployment. The home away from home has a unique feature, it floats.

  • Army Materiel Command saves $191 million in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

    Army Materiel Command's life cycle management command personnel picked through the trash and secured special engineering approval to perform depot level repairs and whatever it took to tally $191 million in cost savings last year.

  • ASC ready for Lead Materiel Integrator initiative

    Jan 24, 2012

    The Distribution Management Center, a key element of ASC, hosted Decision Support Tool training Jan. 4-6. This new software will help support action in the DMC's new LMI division. The purpose of the training was to ensure ASC's team is fully capable of taking over LMI functions from the Department of the Army G-8 on Feb. 15

  • McQuistion visits Charleston-based logistics activities

    Jan 24, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion toured Army and Air Force logistics activities during a Jan. 20 visit to Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

  • DOL transfer on track

    Jan 24, 2012

    Transfer of the Directorates of Logistics from the Installation Management Command to Army Materiel Command is on track.

  • LTF, LSE Shindand surging for retrograde mission

    Jan 24, 2012

    The Logistical Task Force and Logistical Support Element co-located on the Army Material Command compound at Shindand Airbase is increasing its capability in preparation for the upcoming retrograde of U.S. and coalition forces out of Afghanistan.

  • Dunwoody, Shyu, Denver tour Kuwait operations

    Jan 23, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Heidi Shyu, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology; and Kim Denver, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement); met with senior U.S. Army Central and team unit leaders at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 22. Dunwoody, Shyu and Denver also had an aerial tour of current operations, seeing Arifjan, Camp Beuhring and Kuwait Naval Base from the air, accompanied by Brig. Gen. Karen LeDoux, Third Army/Army Central G-4, Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Dowd, Commander, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, and Col. John S. Laskodi, Commander, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Materiel Enterprise leadership visits Materiel Enterprise forward

    Jan 23, 2012

    Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, Army Materiel Command, visited some of the more than 52,000 personnel who make up the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Jan. 20 and 21.

  • Pre-positioned equipment goes aboard USNS Red Cloud

    Jan 23, 2012

    The USNS Red Cloud is taking on materiel at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., part of Army Sustainment Command's global collection of prepositioned stocks.

  • Net Zero means 'more fuel for the fight'

    Jan 23, 2012

    Net Zero for the Army means a reduction in energy used, in water used, and in waste produced. For Soldiers it can mean lives saved and more resources to train to fight.

  • Spencer new top NCO at Army Sustainment Command

    Jan 18, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Spencer replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake as senior NCO in Army Sustainment Command.

  • Money-saving energy initiatives get spotlight in Afghanistan

    Jan 17, 2012

    Cutting-edge technology and energy initiatives for Operation Enduring Freedom bring energy-efficient and reliable power generation to forward-deployed units.

  • SDDC operations branch the 'hourglass' of DOD surface transportation

    Jan 17, 2012

    Many military operations centers tout themselves as the "nerve center" or the "heartbeat" of their organization. The deputy chief of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Command Operations Branch described SDDC's operations center as an hourglass.

  • Army one step closer to replacement of ACU pattern

    Jan 13, 2012

    The Army is now one step closer to selecting a new set of camouflage patterns that could replace what Soldiers are wearing now in most places.

  • Last logistics battalion returns from Iraq

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (January 12, 2012)--When Soldiers from the 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployed to Iraq last March, they embarked on a historic 10-month mission that helped close the chapter on more than

  • ASC improves training gear storage

    Jan 12, 2012

    New shelters designed to protect and organize basic issue items for pre-deployment training equipment managed by Army Sustainment Command will be delivered to 17 training sites. The project is a competitive, all-Army effort, teaming ASC with its Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., neighbors at the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to ensure Soldiers can train with top-notch tools.

  • 599th supports 25th CAB loadout at Barber's Point

    Jan 6, 2012

    At Barbers Point Kalaeloa Harbor, Hawaii, in December, the 599th Transportation Brigade loaded the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade's cargo and equipment onto the M/V Green Lake for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 326th Quartermaster Company Wins Philip A. Connelly Award

    Jan 6, 2012

    Soldiers from the 326th Quartermaster Company recently came together to compete and prove that they have what it takes to be the best and on Dec. 28 it was announced that the 326th was the Army Reserve Command winner of 44th Philip A. Connelly Award. Soldiers from the 326th competed in multiple United States Army Reserve Command level competitions before being announced as the winners.

  • Army's biggest stateside lodging facility nears completion at Fort Lee

    Jan 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 5, 2011) -- The corridors in the 1,000-room lodging facility at Fort Lee aren't just long, they're Army long.

  • Centurions deliver for Alaska-based airborne brigade

    Jan 4, 2012

    A group of parachute riggers based out of Alaska are now rigging everything from fuel to food for delivery to Soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan.

  • Meeting Demands of Changing Army

    Jan 4, 2012

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, is beginning the year with a strong sense of pride.

  • Hell on Wheels

    Jan 3, 2012

    Winter was in full swing at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, but the sky was clear. I could still see the sun and feel a sense of warmth; however, once reality kicked in, the air was chilly even at mid-day. My unit was on the last leg of a yearlong deployment, and the overall morale of my fellow Soldiers was high.

  • 113th Sustainment Brigade assumes mission in Kuwait

    Jan 2, 2012

    The Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade transferred the logistics mission in Kuwait to the North Carolina Army National Guard's 113th Sustainment Brigade, Dec. 27, 2011, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • 101st Soldiers oversee demining in Chad

    Dec 28, 2011

    Three Soldiers from the 52nd Ordnance Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provided a program of instruction on explosive ordnance disposal to 13 soldiers in the Republic of Chad, Nov. 7-25, 2011.

  • Best in Army Food Service Honored

    Dec 28, 2011

    The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program.

  • Nanotech company's relocation to Watervliet proves to be brilliant move

    Dec 27, 2011

    Transporting a company's headquarters and operations from Europe to New York during the middle of the worst economic climate since the Great Depression may seem to some as either foolhardy or simply brilliant. But that is exactly what Vistec Lithography Inc. did when it moved its operations from Cambridge, England to the Watervliet Arsenal in 2008.

  • 'Black Knights' produce mission critical systems

    Dec 27, 2011

    The Search and Recovery section of Company B, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, mass produces Culvert Intrusion Denial Systems, a defense against improvised explosive devices, at Forward Operating Base Walton, Afghanistan.