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  • Best of the best earn top honors during 800th LSB 'Truck Rodeo'

    Sep 29, 2014

    FORT KNOX, KY. -- Staff Sgt. Jason O'Farrell, C Co, 4/321st, and Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Wierzbick, A Co, 3/399th Logistical Support Brigade were the top performers, respectively, in the driver and mechanic categories of the 800th LSB's Logistical Training Exercise, also known as a "Truck Rodeo," here Sept. 18-20, 2014.

  • 1-14 Inf. Regt., 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Soldiers participates in Exercise Lightning Strike

    Sep 26, 2014

    WAIOURU, New Zealand -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, clear customs and unloaded their equipment after arriving in New Zealand to participate in the Lightning Strike Exercise Sept. 25. (U.S Army photos by Sgt. Christopher Hammond, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs/Released).

  • GEN Odierno to Promote MG Perna to Three Stars

    Sep 25, 2014

    Washington D.C. -- Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, will host a promotion ceremony for Major General Gustave F. Perna at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 26th 2014 at the Pentagon (Apex 1&2 on the fifth floor).

  • Col. (P) Jason Walrath takes the reins of the 100th Training Division (OS)

    Sep 23, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- On a hazy Sunday morning at Fort Knox's Brook Parade Field, Col. (P) Jason L. Walrath took the reins of leadership for the 100th Training Division (OS) from Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold in a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Richard Torres, deputy commander of the 80th Training Command (TASS), Sept. 21, 2014.

  • Odierno: Ebola largest medical emergency since plague

    Sep 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 22, 2014) -- The Ebola outbreak is the largest medical emergency since the plague, and the Army is assessing how to respond to this "dire situation," said the Army's top general.

  • Fort Carson maintains operational contract support readiness

    Sep 23, 2014

    Contract administration efforts by contracting members at Fort Carson, Colorado, are leading the 418th Contracting Support Brigade with the fewest number of overaged contracts and one of the lowest totals across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • DOD official: Successful Syrian strikes only the start

    Sep 23, 2014

    Successful U.S. military and partner nation strikes Monday night against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, were only the beginning of the fight to degrade and defeat the brutal terrorist group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby said.

  • Swagger stepping: AIT Soldiers 'bring it' during drill and ceremony competition

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 18, 2014) -- Despite the long hours of practice, the dedication; and the enthusiasm of the advanced individual training Soldiers who participated in Saturday's 2014 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Drill and Ceremony Competition, it all came down to one jaw-dropping, extraordinary move that whipped the crowd into a frenzy and deflated the opposition's hopes.

  • Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General cooks at Yongsan Dining Facility

    Sep 17, 2014

    Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General (Sustainment) Brig. Gen. Chris R. Gentry got hands-on, cooking food for Soldiers at the Yongsan Honors Café Dining Facility Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014.

  • Freight for the Military

    Sep 15, 2014

    MCLB Barstow is the largest military train depot in the continental United States. More than 50 million pounds of equipment and vehicle freight transfer through MCLB every month in support of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • 45th STB exercises land, air, sea capabilities during readiness training

    Sep 15, 2014

    To achieve "readiness" in the Pacific, a unit must be able to quickly prepare its equipment and troops for movement by land, air, and/or sea. Soldiers from the 45th Special Troops Battalion demonstrated their ability to maximize all three modes during a deployment readiness exercise held at several locations on the island, Sept. 8-12.

  • AMC earns top honors at the 10th annual CLEA awards

    Sep 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno hosted the 10th annual U.S. Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards, or CLEA, at the Pentagon Sept. 10. The U.S. Army Materiel Command received six CLEAs, designed to recognize the best logistics programs in the Army.

  • 3-401st AFSBn is clearing yards, tagging property and removing non-mission essential equipment

    Sep 10, 2014

    3-401st Army Field Support Battalion is cleaning up its act and getting ready for Resolute Support by clearing yards of debris and non-mission essential equipment and disposing of it in accordance with U.S. Army directives.

  • Sometimes the 'Golden Years' aren't so golden

    Sep 10, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- For every generation of arsenal workers, there have been pitfalls, if not significant challenges to their ability to enjoy life after they departed the arsenal fence line for the last time. From the depressions in the 1830s, 1890s, and the 1930s, to the Great Recession of recent years, the arsenal workforce has had to adjust to events beyond their control in order to provide for their families and for themselves in later years. Sometimes the Golden Years aren't so golden.

  • Army recognizes logistics units for excellence

    Sep 10, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno recognized the hard work and dedication of logistics units with the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 10, 2014.

  • Logistics Readiness Center-Fort Riley, 407th AFSB, collects food for national drive

    Sep 9, 2014

    The Logistics Readiness Center-Fort Riley, 407th Army Field Support Brigade, conducted a food drive in support of the "Feds Feed Families" Food Drive Campaign on Aug. 22, collecting about 366 pounds of food.

  • Passenger transit center planning at the operational level

    Sep 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe prepared for the closure of the transit center at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan by establishing a new transit center in Romania.

  • The trials of a forward support company at the JRTC

    Sep 8, 2014

    One forward support company learned the hard way how important training and planning are to providing support for a field artillery regiment.

  • Warlord Tiger Team

    Sep 8, 2014

    Regional Command South in Afghanistan established a team to assist the Afghan National Army in preparing to provide its own logistics.

  • Jump FARP operations in Afghanistan

    Sep 8, 2014

    Preparing to provide a jump forward arming and refueling point in Afghanistan required the fuel and water platoon of the 601st Aviation Support Battalion to practice providing the service.

  • The role of contracting officer's representatives

    Sep 8, 2014

    Contracting officer's representatives are essential in managing contracts in garrison and in theater and must be well trained and knowledgeable.

  • Petroleum Quality Analysis System-Enhanced operations in Afghanistan

    Sep 8, 2014

    The 601st Aviation Support Battalion ran a laboratory to check fuel quality for units operating in and around Regional Command South in Afghanistan.

  • Changing the system to optimize throughput

    Sep 8, 2014

    An electronic maintenance shop in Afghanistan improved customer wait time by working with the Army supply system to make needed changes.

  • The role of administrative contracting officers

    Sep 8, 2014

    Being the administrative contracting officer for the largest Army pre-positioned stocks contracts requires more than just contracting knowledge.

  • General Odierno to Honor 36 Army Logistics Units In September 10th Ceremony At the Pentagon

    Aug 29, 2014

    Thirty-six U.S. Army logistics units will be honored at the Pentagon at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, at the 10th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA) ceremony. Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno and Acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Ms. Kathleen S. Miller will speak at the ceremony and recognize the winners for excellence in deployment, supply, and maintenance. The ceremony will be carried live on DoD News http://www.defense.gov/live.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts first 51C

    Aug 28, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island contract specialist was inducted into the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Club here Aug. 12.

  • O'Connell holds first town hall

    Aug 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general of U.S. Army Sustainment Command, held a town hall meeting for ASC headquarters staff personnel in Heritage Hall, at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 27.

  • Redstone Flips Switch Toward Renewable Energy

    Aug 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The energy companies came from all over the country -- California, Maryland, Virginia and Illinois, to name a few -- to hear about a new initiative at Redstone Arsenal that will potentially add on-post-generated solar electric power as a renewable energy source used by its 72 tenants.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • Major production change at Army arsenal due to a Canadian company

    Aug 26, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The production change at Watervliet this month was unlike anything the arsenal had experienced before and it has a Canadian company to thank for it.

  • Soldiers load vehicles, equipment for Atlantic Resolve

    Aug 25, 2014

    Soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, wasted no time staging, loading and securing several hundred tracked and wheeled vehicles and other pieces of equipment onto railcars Aug. 19 for shipment to locations in Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

  • Maj. Gen A.C. Roper assumes command of the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Aug 24, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper took over the reins of the 80th Training Command (TASS) from Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety in a ceremony officiated by Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson, deputy chief Army Reserve, at the Fort Lee Field House Aug. 23, 2014.

  • US Soldiers from PR contribute to save millions of dollars in Afghanistan

    Aug 23, 2014

    Bagram, Airfield- Soldiers from the 941ST Quartermaster Detachment, a United States Army Reserve unit from Puerto Rico, continue supporting the needs of the nation by performing critical tasks in support of the retrograde operations at the most important US base in Afghanistan.

  • Aviation maintenance: More than kicking tires and changing oil

    Aug 22, 2014

    A Maryland Army National Guard unit, the 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, assumes the mission of the Missouri National Guard unit 1107th TASMG, 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), during a Transfer of Authority ceremony here today.

  • Soldiers, Airmen conduct joint load-up exercise

    Aug 22, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery teamed up with Airmen at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., during an emergency deployment readiness exercise that helped improve both services' mission capabilities.

  • AMC band entertains Quad Cities community at Arsenal performance

    Aug 22, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Army Materiel Command Band from Redstone Arsenal, Ala., drew a crowd of more than 300 Quad Cities area residents and arsenal personnel to a concert on the lawn of Historic Quarters One here Aug. 21.

  • Solar technology contractors meet to discuss upcoming project at Redstone Arsenal

    Aug 22, 2014

    Companies pre-qualified to compete for solar technology projects met Aug. 20 at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to go over the Request for Proposals for the task order to build a renewable solar energy facility capable of producing up to 18,000 megawatt hours per year on the Arsenal.

  • New commanding general at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    Aug 22, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Farnsworth assumed command of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center from Brig Gen. Timothy J. Edens Aug. 22 in a ceremony at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

  • Lyons takes charge of Combined Arms Support Command

    Aug 22, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee welcomed Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons as the new commanding general during an Aug. 22 ceremony here.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army talks Fort Huachuca's leadership, success in Army's future

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As force reduction kicks into gear, Soldiers can't help but begin to question what the future of the Army will hold -- and those assigned to Fort Huachuca are no different.

  • Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor visits Watervliet

    Aug 21, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited the Watervliet Arsenal today. During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Pearson toured Exchange facilities and talked with Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians about how the Exchange can better serve them.

  • 'General' change at the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Aug 21, 2014

    Fort Lee Va. - Maj. Gen. Marcia M. Anderson acting assistant chief and deputy chief, U.S. Army Reserve, is scheduled to sequentially administer two ceremonies that will change the leadership of the 80th Training Command (TASS), the third largest command organization in the Army Reserve headquartered in Richmond, Va., August 23.

  • SMA addresses National Guard troops, discusses Army profession

    Aug 20, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III emphasized professionalism during a visit with enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Army National Guard Readiness Center,in Arlington, Virginia, and surrounding installations, Aug. 15, 2014.

  • AMC commanding general visits RIA

    Aug 20, 2014

  • Senior Advisor to JCS Chairman: Team Picatinny, what you do for Warfighters is not unappreciated

    Aug 19, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A free golf clinic hosted by Professional Golfer's Association (PGA) professional and New Jersey native, Morgan Hoffmann, was held Aug.18 on Picatinny Arsenal's golf course just days before he plays at the Barclays Tournament in Paramus, N.J. Hoffmann was joined by Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia. The two visited the arsenal as part of the PGA Tour, Birdies for the Brave, a national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

  • Army EOD Soldiers suit up to help abandoned pets

    Aug 18, 2014

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 710th EOD Company donned their 75-pound bomb suits and walked up and down the steps in Tacoma, Washington's Stadium Bowl, a sports venue with more than steps than the Empire State Building, to raise money for abandoned pets.

  • U.S. range clearance effort in Afghanistan led by Huntsville Center team

    Aug 18, 2014

    Cleaning up U.S. military training ranges in Afghanistan and returning the land to the Afghan people in a usable condition has become the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville.

  • TRADOC accreditation team to visit USAICoE

    Aug 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Fort Huachuca's Quality Assurance Office, or QAO, has the mission to prepare the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, USAICoE, for the Training and Doctrine Command's accreditation visit. A failed accreditation can affect the ability to train Soldiers and negatively impact the military training institution.

  • Gen. Daniel B. Allyn visits AMC

    Aug 15, 2014

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, and Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, meet for an update on AMC's global alignment and role in supporting the Army as its focus shifts to the future.

  • Army memorial ceremony honors Maj. Gen. Greene

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Army paid tribute to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene in a memorial ceremony Aug. 13, 2014, in the Pentagon auditorium.

  • Army civilians maintain key mobile satellite terminal

    Aug 14, 2014

    Dan Vadella, an electronic integrated systems mechanic at Tobyhanna Army Depot, checks for loose wires on the rubidium tray of a Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal (SMART-T).

  • Arsenal's QEF gains surety status

    Aug 14, 2014

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Quality Evaluation Facility achieved a significant milestone in July with the approval of chemical surety status. This means that the QEF, which is one of two government owned-government operated laboratory facilities in the United States, will be able to conduct testing on chemical defense equipment and protective clothing with chemical agent material.

  • Reservists work with, learn from ANMC's ammunition experts

    Aug 14, 2014

    Eighteen Soldiers from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and its 962nd Ordnance Company trained in Anniston Army Depot's Ammunition Limited Area July 24-Aug. 9.

  • Army focuses on good energy stewardship to protect mission

    Aug 14, 2014

    The Army is using renewable energy sources to promote mission security and mission effectiveness, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

    Aug 13, 2014

    A memorial ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2014, six days after Greene was mortally wounded in a shooting at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Afghanistan.

  • Susnis assumes command of AFSBn-Kandahar

    Aug 13, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--Lt. Col. Mark Susnis assumed command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade from Lt. Col. Roy Speaks Aug. 11 in a ceremony here at the Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard.

  • Watervliet machinist embodies the president's words of what makes America great

    Aug 12, 2014

    In President Barack Obama's January 2009 Inaugural Address, he spoke some about those who have made America great. And if the president ever visited Watervliet, he would not need to change his speech because the arsenal has a rich history of risk-takers, doers, makers of things, and especially, those obscure men and women who have not settled for anything less than greatness.

  • First ever EOD Team of the Year Competition underway at Fort A.P. Hill

    Aug 12, 2014

    Five U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from posts Army-wide have begun competing in the first-annual EOD Team of the Year Competition here. Four of the EOD teams come from active-Army units; the fifth is from the Florida Army National Guard.

  • New Army PT uniforms result of Soldier feedback

    Aug 11, 2014

    A new Army Physical Fitness Uniform will become available service-wide, beginning in October next year.

  • Picatinny nurtures student robotics teams

    Aug 11, 2014

    Newton High School, one of the schools with a Picatinny Arsenal robotics mentor, achieved varsity status for its robotics team, the first public high school in New Jersey to do so. Since 2009, the Picatinny Arsenal STEM office has helped 16 FIRST Robotics completion teams, five FIRST technology challenge teams, and five FIRST Lego League teams.

  • Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlights intelligence on-the-move, technology demonstrations

    Aug 8, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Army's participation in Enterprise Challenge 2014 highlighted increased on-the-move intelligence capabilities using the Tactical Intelligence Ground Station, an element of the Distributed Common Ground System -- Army, or DCGS-A.

  • Battles are won by logistics, so are arsenal production schedules

    Aug 6, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The importance of those who perform logistics cannot be overstated. From the days of Alexander the Great to General Patton's Red Ball Express to the motor pool operation at Watervliet, logisticians' place in the annuals of history books is well documented.

  • Army researcher fighting Ebola on front lines

    Aug 6, 2014

    Army researchers are working on developing vaccines for the deadly Ebola virus, as well as combating the spread of the virus and caring for those who are infected. The virus has recently killed more than 800 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

  • Soldiers to get new camo uniform beginning next summer

    Aug 6, 2014

    Beginning in the fall of 2015, the Army will begin issuing to new Soldiers an Army Combat Uniform that bears the "Operational Camouflage Pattern."

  • Army general killed in Afghanistan

    Aug 6, 2014

    An American general was killed Aug. 5, 2014, in Kabul, Afghanistan, by an individual wearing a uniform of the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Army Field Support Battalion -- Southwest Asia inactivates

    Aug 6, 2014

  • August 2014 DASAF

    Aug 6, 2014

    Safety: At the Core of Army values

  • Army researchers talk Future Force logistics with CASCOM staff

    Aug 5, 2014

    Army researchers give Soldiers at the Combined Arms Support Command an inside look at Future Force 2025 logistics technologies.

  • Lean Six Sigma aims to improve efficiency

    Aug 5, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (August 6, 2014) -- Twelve employees from across the Directorate of Training and Development have embarked on a mission to earn their green belts, not in a form of martial arts but rather the Lean Six Sigma process.

  • 401st AFSB welcomes new command team

    Aug 2, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--The 401st Army Field Support Brigade welcomed its new commander and command sergeant major, Col. Matthew Ferguson and Command Sgt. Maj. Wendy Robinson, during a change of command and assumption of responsibility ceremony, July 31, at the Bagram Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard.

  • Medics grow alongside Afghan partners

    Aug 1, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army medics have treated many ailments and traumas while stationed at Destroyer Aid Station, Forward Operating Base Pasab, Afghanistan, but one challenge they didn't expect was training and working alongside the Afghan National Army medics.

  • Great weather + Free show = FUN

    Jul 31, 2014

    Hundreds of visitors and special guests joined their host, the Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment, as they watched Twilight Tattoo, a high energy military spectacular featuring Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Joint Munitions Command Hosts Ammunition Management Career Program Planning Board

    Jul 31, 2014

    The Joint Munitions Command hosted a meeting, July 30, here, for Career Plan-33 organization and activity career program managers to better assist their ammunitions management workforce.

  • 'Right' defense contracts needed to support critical skill retention at Watervliet

    Jul 30, 2014

    In an era of declining defense budgets, the Watervliet Arsenal, New York, needs contracts to produce more than just revenue. It needs the "right kind" of contracts to retain a critical skill base that is required to support large caliber manufacturing for the Defense Department and to allied militaries.

  • Kandahar Retro Sort Yard Aids Responsible Retrograde Mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 30, 2014

    The Retro Sort Yard on Kandahar Airfield is full of the hustle and bustle of different sights and activities. Soldiers and their civilian counterparts lift storage containers with cranes and forklifts, tractor trailers transport recent arrivals of equipment and supplies in and out of the yard, bins loaded to the brim are sorted to track an items origin, its destination or disposition, and where it belongs during its stay at the yard.

  • ESPC offers multitude of intangible benefits to military, installations

    Jul 29, 2014

    Energy Savings Performance Contracting offers installations a tool that allows for those critical upgrades to take place with zero up-front capital cost.

  • Excess equipment helps launch media center

    Jul 29, 2014

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A computer equipment donation from the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) and the their partner the Kansas City Recruiting Battalion is helping Lawson High School launch a new media center that will enhance the learning experience for students during the upcoming school year.

  • AMC names Soldier, NCO of the year

    Jul 29, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois -- The Army Materiel Command named its Soldier and non commissioned officer of the year after a two-day Best Warrior Competition here.

  • ASC sweeps AMC 'Best Warrior' competition

    Jul 29, 2014

    The best noncommissioned officer and the best Soldier in the Army Materiel Command are both assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command. At an awards luncheon held at the conclusion of the competition, Staff Sgt. Kevin Hopson was named AMC's NCO of the Year, and Pfc. Davonta Colflesh was named AMC's Soldier of the Year.

  • A Helping Hand to Afghanistan

    Jul 27, 2014

    The Foreign Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program is a process used by the U.S. government to transfer unneeded property permanently to a foreign government, in this case, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts: Bonds will never be broken

    Jul 24, 2014

    "The value of serving in the unit and in combat resides in the relationships we have with people. It doesn't reside in the medals," said former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts.

  • Last sets of eyes are first line of defense

    Jul 24, 2014

    Twelve Soldiers from 23rd Military Police Co. out of Fort Drum, New York, have completed approximately 1,500 customs clearance missions and inspected approximately 1,000 vehicles during their 270 day deployment that is nearing an end. Each inspection is completed by a three-Soldier team whose purpose is to ensure that agricultural threats and invasive species are not introduced into ecosystems in the United States. They are the last sets of eyes on equipment before it is transported to support U.S. Army mission requirements.

  • First-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract for Corps of Engineers civil works project underway

    Jul 23, 2014

    Teaming up with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District is embarking on the first-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract executed for a Corps Civil Works project that could set the stage for other USACE districts.

  • Man Transportable Robotic Systems testing underway at Tobyhanna

    Jul 23, 2014

    Engineers are conducting testing on robotic unmanned ground vehicles in an effort that could bring future robotics work here.

  • Executive Panel Offers Tips On Managing Employeees

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Sixty-two questions. That's how many queries on leadership that the participants in the Aviation and Missile Command's 2014 Leader Investment for Tomorrow Leadership Forum had for five Team Redstone executives who participated in a panel discussion at their leadership forum July 16.

  • Sharing In Success Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Jul 23, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For much of his Army career, Col. Tim Baxter hasn't been able to share his military experience. As a Special Operations Soldier, the code is "to be a quiet professional." So, leading the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office for the Program Executive Office for Aviation gave Baxter one of those rare opportunities to publicly share in the success of the Army's unmanned aircraft systems.

  • First-ever Army-Marine Corps mortuary affairs exercise serves to strengthen working relationship

    Jul 23, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 23, 2014) -- A working relationship between the Army and Marine Corps to prepare for "the most sacred duty" in the military has been strengthened as a result of a historic two-week field exercise here.

  • Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics command changes leadership

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Pacific Theater's senior Army logistics unit changed leadership July 23, on Schofield Barracks' Hamilton Field. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons relinquished command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III during the ceremony hosted by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the U.S. Army Pacific commander.

  • Rocket Battalion lights up the sky

    Jul 22, 2014

    CHEOLWON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a Field Training Exercise June 6 -- 20 at Rocket Valley, near Cheolwon, South Korea.

  • Army study looks at 'Developing Mental Armor for Soldiers'

    Jul 22, 2014

    In the fiscal year 2014 study, "Design, Implement, and Demonstrate Integrated Training to Optimize Human Performance and Discourage PTSD and Suicide," known as the Squad Overmatch Study, the goal was to demonstrate how to train the Soldier to recognize and apply learned techniques to manage psychological stress experienced in a combat-realistic, controlled, repeatable, and reviewable simulated environment while exercising warrior skills.

  • 401st AFSB demonstrates stewardship, returns $500K to Army Supply System

    Jul 21, 2014

    What began two months ago as a mission to clean up a junk yard turned into a commitment to stewardship of government property and money for two Army logistics operations officers assigned to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • Radford Army Ammunition Plant conducts Missing Man Table Dedication Ceremony

    Jul 21, 2014

    The Radford Army Ammunition Plant and Operating Contractor BAE hosted a Missing Man Table Dedication on 15 July, 2014, performed by Rolling Thunder, Tennessee Chapter 4. Lt. Col. Luis Ortiz and BAE Program Manager Brian Lindamood spoke regarding their personal relationship with military families and KIA, POW and MIA. These events had a powerful influence on their careers in the military. They thanked the Rolling Thunder and those gathered for the dedication and the promise by all present to "never forget".

  • Credentialing continues to benefit troops

    Jul 18, 2014

    Many programs and initiatives have been launched over the past few years to help veterans get civilian jobs, and many employers have committed to hire and even train veterans. But a creative initiative embedded in the 2014 Defense Authorization Act can give transitioning service members an advantage even before they hang up their uniforms.

  • 3-401st AFSBn preps vehicles for loan to Afghan National Security Forces

    Jul 17, 2014

    A modern version of the Lend-Lease program played out Jul. 14 at 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion when the International Security Assistance Force Security Assistance Office property book officer signed for MRAPs, MRAP recovery vehicles and associated equipment that will soon be loaned to Afghan National Security Forces for their missions.

  • New leadership at 4th Brigade 94th Training Division

    Jul 17, 2014

    ATLANTA, Ga. (Jul 13, 2014) -- Col. Kris A. Belanger replaced Col. John W. Aarsen as commander of 4th Brigade Personnel Services, 94th Training Division (Force Sustainment) during a Change of Command ceremony at the Hilton Hotel.

  • Personnel, readiness under secretary tours post, talks to troops in training

    Jul 16, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. - Jessica L. Wright, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, visited the Combined Arms Support Command on July 1 and spent the day learning about training initiatives and family programs while also speaking with military members enrolled in classes here.

  • Coast Guard at KAF helps units get equipment home

    Jul 15, 2014

    Few Service members walking around Kandahar Air Field expect to see a Coast Guardsman. Their branch of service deploys just more than a dozen members a year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and they have a running joke here in describing themselves as being as "rare as mythical creatures."

  • CECOM's ESSC links technical experts, supported units

    Jul 15, 2014

    Optics, sensors, scanners, helium trailers, generators and radios are all very different types of equipment fielded to Soldiers and supported by Communications-Electronics Command personnel at the Electronic Sustainment Support Center/Regional Support Center located in a corner of the 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion footprint where units can access C4ISR maintenance, training and troubleshooting support.

  • MNBG-E's aviation company reaches for record-setting maintenance

    Jul 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (July 15, 2014) -- It was an uncommon sight in Kosovo. Eight UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters soared in a formation above the Kosovo countryside, June 28. While significant, the flight was only achievable through the higher efforts of 45 aircraft repairers and technicians within the aviation maintenance company for Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, who worked tirelessly to ensure the battle group's helicopters are consistently maintained.

  • Army mariners, aviators conduct medical, logistics ops with New Zealand navy

    Jul 12, 2014

    Army mariners from the 163rd Transportation Detachment and the 545th Transportation Harbormaster Detachment, joined their 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Navy and New Zealand Navy comrades during operations designed to strengthen working relationships July 10-11, 2014, as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise.

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