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  • EOD leader, triple amputee earns DOD master rating badge

    Jun 26, 2014

    In April 2012, Staff Sgt. Chris Walker, a former team leader with the 706th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 303rd EOD Battalion, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was hit with an improvised explosive device during a post-blast investigation in Afghanistan.

  • Army sustainment as part of Doctrine 2015

    Jun 26, 2014

    This article provides an overview of the newly published field manuals for the sustainment warfighting function.

  • Secretary Harvey tours CASCOM, explores training, troop transitions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a June 13 visit by John Harvey Jr., Virginia Secretary for Veteran's Affairs and Homeland Security.

  • U.S. Army Sustainment Command announces winners in 'Best Warrior' competition

    Jun 26, 2014

    Four Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command put their skills, stamina and knowledge to the test this week during ASC's 2014 Best Warrior Competition.

  • LTF North readies for relocation

    Jun 26, 2014

    A hot, dry wind blew across the 63 acres that make up 3-401st Army Field Support Battalion's Logistics Task Force North on Camp John Pratt just days before the site will be vacated. The move is in line with the evolving mission of the LTF and right-sizing the battalion and its subordinate units.

  • Picatinny 'Speed Bag' resupplies Soldiers with less equipment damage

    Jun 25, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Soldiers who are pinned down in firefights with the enemy often rely on life-saving airdrops to resupply their ammunition, food, water and medical supplies. A new system, called the Enhanced Speed Bag, standardizes the airdrop resupply method with greatly reduced damage to supplies, thus saving money and supplying Soldiers more efficiently.

  • Climate controllers: course teaches Soldiers how to keep it cool in summer, warm in winter

    Jun 25, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 25, 2014) -- Soldiers who have sought relief from the hot desert heat of Iraq or the mountain cold of Afghanistan, and found it in some temperature-controlled shelter, probably never stopped to ponder the working origins of their comforts.

  • Apprentices have an important role in sustaining the Army's industrial base

    Jun 24, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal's apprentice program has since 1905 produced some of the finest machinists in the country. But despite such a legacy, today's apprentices may face a burden that their predecessors may not have experienced.

  • Task Force Harvest helps Army save millions in excess equipment

    Jun 24, 2014

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command mobile team comprised of logistical supply Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and German local nationals, the Task Force Harvest team travels to units to account for and process excess equipment and supplies. The goal is to take items off a unit's property book, referred to in Army-speak as a consolidated property list, and redistribute them to units with equipment shortages. In 2013, Task Force Harvest completed eight separate missions at various U.S. Army garrisons in Italy and Germany collecting approximately 25,000 equipment items valued at more than $63 million.

  • The Washington arsenal explosion

    Jun 24, 2014

    It was hot the morning of June 17, 1864, as 21 young female war-workers made their way to the choking room of the laboratory building on what was then known as Washington Arsenal but is today Fort McNair.

  • 295th Quartermasters wash away dirt

    Jun 24, 2014

    Sweat trickles down his forehead as a Soldier emerged from the dense forest. The rucksack wore him down. Stumbling up the hill with heavy legs, he lets out a sigh of relief after catching sight of the shower tent. Soldiers from the 295th Quartermaster Company, 593rd Sustainment Brigade supported Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, I Corps with personal hygiene services during a week-long training exercise here June 17-20.

  • AMC garners Combined Logistics Excellence Awards

    Jun 24, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Chief of Staff of the Army announced the winners of the Combined Logistics Excellence Awards June 20, with the U.S. Army Materiel Command garnering six awards.

  • Vanguard Brigade declares war on excess

    Jun 24, 2014

    The scenery outside the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, headquarters has drastically changed since the Vanguard Brigade declared war on excess.

  • Gilley takes command of Marine Corps Detactment, Fort Lee

    Jun 23, 2014

    Lt. Col. Thomas H. Gilley, IV, center, receives the U.S. Marine Corps colors from Lt. Col. William F. Schoen to symbolize his assumption of command of the Marine Corps Detachment, Fort Lee June 20.

  • ASA(ALT) Organization Chart

    Jun 23, 2014

    ASA(ALT) Organization Chart

  • Munitions disposal priority for Huntsville Center as U.S. units depart Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2014

    The Huntsville Center's Joint Munitions Disposal-Afghanistan team is supporting units departing Afghanistan by disposing of unserviceable and "do-not-return" munitions, as well as captured enemy munitions and explosive remnants of war.

  • Army celebrates 239 years of history at 2014 Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 22, 2014

    More than 1,000 Soldiers and family members attended the 2014 Army Birthday Ball, June 21, 2014, at National Harbor, Maryland, as the capstone event on a week of celebration coinciding with the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14.

  • Army celebrates its birthday at Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 20, 2014

    Nearly 2,000 visitors to the National Capital Region helped celebrate the Army's 239th birthday 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," June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

  • SHARP

    Jun 20, 2014

  • Engineers complete nine-month Afghanistan mission, return to families in Hawaii

    Jun 20, 2014

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- One hundred and eighty-eight Soldiers from the 65th Engineer Battalion met tears, hugs, and kisses from their friends and families, June 20, at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, after completing a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Team Redstone celebrates the Army's 239th birthday with run

    Jun 19, 2014

    Team Redstone celebrated the Army's 239th Birthday with a post wide run Thursday, June 19th. US Army Photo Cherish Washington AMC Public Affairs.

  • Enduring Fatigue

    Jun 19, 2014

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure.

  • DLA Distribution Anniston welcomes new commander

    Jun 19, 2014

    Army Lt. Col. Hattie LaFay Richardson assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Ala., in a ceremony June 4. The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commander Brig. Gen. Richard Dix. Also during the ceremony, outgoing commander Lt. Col. Robert Rouse was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service medal for achievements while serving at DLA Distribution Anniston.

  • Deputy SECDEF salutes Army's service on its 239th birthday

    Jun 19, 2014

    Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work saluted the U.S. Army on its 239th birthday for its versatility and adaptability during a cake-cutting celebration in the Pentagon's courtyard here today.

  • From Benjamin Franklin to Watervliet, the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well

    Jun 18, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Every day in America, a life is saved or made better by the men and women who, like the arsenal firefighters, give freely of their time and experience to make their communities better by being a volunteer firefighter.

  • Under Secretary of the Army, Vice Chief visit AFSBn-Kuwait

    Jun 18, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army, Brad Carson, and Gen. John Campbell, Army vice chief of staff, toured the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations in Kuwait, April 15, to learn about Army Prepositioned Stock and retrograde capabilities and to gain an understanding of U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) activities supporting CENTCOM.

  • CASCOM hosts workshop for Training with Industry partners

    Jun 18, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted 32 current and perspective civilian industry partners for a day-long workshop June 4. The purpose of the event was to discuss how the Training with Industry program could expand and improve for the Soldiers participating.

  • Engineer students learn, redesign school's training site

    Jun 18, 2014

    Creating a new training site can be daunting, but Sgt. 1st Class Lance Widner and students enrolled in the Horizontal Engineering Specialty Reclassification Course at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., make the process seem easy.

  • Twilight tattoo honors Vietnam War veterans

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army recognized Silver Star Medal recipient, Patrick A. Tiessonniere on behalf of Vietnam War veterans at a Twilight Tattoo event, June 11 at Fort Myer, Virginia.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers participate in international EOD training

    Jun 17, 2014

    Explosive Ordnance Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, were key players of the U.S. Army Central Command's first International Mine Action Standard Explosive Ordnance Disposal level-one course among partnered nations of central Asia that concluded June 6.

  • Evolving technology advances greater ability to breach a variety of walls

    Jun 17, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (June 18, 2014) -- A famed running back in the National Football League once said all he needed was "12 inches of daylight" to bolt ahead and churn out the yardage for the offense.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID: '1-844-ARMY- CID' released

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues its campaign to combat crime in the Army by adding a new toll-free telephone number, 1-844-ARMY-CID (844-276-9243), designed to be easy to remember allowing Soldiers, civilians and family members to report a crime 24/7.

  • Maintenance keeps Shadow UAV flying in support of Saber Strike

    Jun 16, 2014

    "All the magic happens because of the maintenance performed on the aircraft," said Michigan Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Mike Rosier, a 15 E maintenance non-commissioned officer in B Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Military Intelligence Company (MICO) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft Systems platoon.

  • More questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 16, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Jill M. Segraves, CSP, director, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Division, Transportation Security Administration, is the second intern profiled for this series.

  • 401st AFSB's BAF battalion lauded for safety program

    Jun 13, 2014

    An effective safety program is the responsibility of more than just the safety officer -- it requires daily attention to safe practices starting with the battalion commander and filtering down to the entire workforce. It's said that safety is everyone's job and that is certainly true when the job is in a combat zone and involves working around heavy machinery and equipment and hazardous materials.

  • Army statement on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Jun 13, 2014

    Army statement on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

  • Army Sustainment Command celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • Air Force Ammunition Audit Done atTooele Army Depot

    Jun 11, 2014

    Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) hosted the U.S. Air Force Audit Team and HQ's Joint Munitions Command (JMC) Inventory Chief, 2-5 June, for a floor-to-book and book-to-floor testing at Tooele.

  • 8th TSC troops prepare for Pacific Theater Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    More than half the people in the world call the Pacific region home, and history reflects extremely high odds that each of their lives will be impacted in some way by a natural disaster. Typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones, floods and mudslides characterize the region's past and realistically loom over its future, creating a constant need for readiness and partnership across the massive theater. "At the most basic level we're all humans, and we want to be prepared and able to help other humans in distress," said Col. John Ellis, the officer in charge of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's newly-formed Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team.

  • DLIFLC presents Department of Defense linguist awards

    Jun 10, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center announced the winners of the 2013 Command Language Program of the Year and Language Professional of the Year for all four services June 3.

  • Kushnick, Macy, Hoge awards reward innovation, experimentation needed to keep Army relevant

    Jun 9, 2014

    "The world is rapidly changing, and we must change with it to remain relevant," said Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson at the annual William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy Jr. and Nick Hoge awards ceremony, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • Quartermaster School welcomes new commandant

    Jun 9, 2014

    The U.S. Army Quartermaster School welcomed Col. Ronald Kirklin as its new commandant during a change of command ceremony June 9. Kirklin arrived at Fort Lee from the United States Central Command J4, Tampa, Fla., where he served as the Chief of Current Operations.

  • Monthly Resiliency Training Kicks Off At Redstone

    Jun 9, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone wants you to be Army strong.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Commemoration event for the the 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Jun 8, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh delivers remarks at a commemoration event for the the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Flamanville, France, June 5, 2014. The event was hosted by the mayor and other local officials at the Chateau de Flamanville where the 5th Ranger Battalion was headquartered in the summer of 1944.(U.S. Army photo by John Martinez)

  • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

  • Marines, Soldiers test new blue force tracking system at NIE 14.2

    Jun 5, 2014

    The Army's next-generation situational awareness and friendly force tracking system received an unprecedented workout by Soldiers and Marines, during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 14.2, which concluded May 22, 2014.

  • "Our desire for peace will never cease" NNSC hosts annual Spring Reception

    Jun 5, 2014

    Story and photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman 210 FA BDE Public Affairs PANMUNJEOM, South Korea --The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission invited delegates and ambassadors from all over the world to join them in their annual Spring Reception at the Demilitarized Zone of the Joint Security Area in Panmunjeom, South Korea, May 16.

  • Does it ever make sense to shutdown Army manufacturing centers?

    Jun 5, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Anytime there is a significant pause in production at this Army-owned manufacturing center, reports are often prepared to alert higher headquarters of the incident that has stopped the critical manufacturing of weapon systems for our Soldiers. But not this week. The arsenal turned off its machines and office lights on June 4 to reinforce workplace safety.

  • Are you walking the talk?

    Jun 5, 2014

    While it is disheartening to hear stories of junior enlisted Soldiers making poor decisions and paying for them with their lives, it is demoralizing to hear stories of Army leaders who do the same. Odds are the behaviors demonstrated by these Soldiers -- even the leaders -- were not first-time occurrences, and someone else probably had the opportunity to observe the behaviors in action. What do leaders convey to their Soldiers when they act irresponsibly? Perhaps some of the young Soldiers' poor decisions were a result of messages received from their leaders' actions.

  • Questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 5, 2014

    During National Safety Month 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center will highlight achievements and perspectives of members of the Army's first class of Career Program-12 safety interns, who finished training in 1984. Patti Tilson, manager of a safety and environmental team for the Federal Aviation Administration's Eastern Service, is the first intern profiled for this series

  • National Safety Month

    Jun 4, 2014

  • Instilling Soldiers' confidence in their weapon systems is a 200-year tradition at Watervliet

    Jun 3, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A call for fire initiates a thing of beauty called a "battle drill," as well-trained troops perform a series of tasks in an integrated and synchronized fluid motion. To an observer, this precision drill and sense of urgency to execute a mission is awe inspiring. But what is more inspiring is what cannot be seen ΜΆ a strong sense of confidence the Soldier, Marine, or Airman has in his weapon system that the gun will not fail them in the heat of battle.

  • Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders'

    Jun 3, 2014

    Capt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.

  • SDDC logisticians: "It's all about options"

    May 30, 2014

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Logisticians in Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command are all about having "options" available when it comes to supporting Warfighters and getting equipment to them when they need it, wherever they are.

  • Quad Cities community joins Rock Island Arsenal for prayer luncheon

    May 29, 2014

    Members of the Quad Cities religious community joined Arsenal Island chaplains for the 4th Annual Rock Island Arsenal Prayer Luncheon May 28 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • 25 Men and a truck --133rd Engineers lend a hand to make 3-401st AFSBn organization day a reality

    May 29, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, 150th Engineer Company, 133rd Engineer Battalion teamed with3-401st Army Field Support Battalion personnel, contractors and local Afghan workers, totaling 25 men, to prepare an area that will be used to support the battalion organization day scheduled for Jun. 1.

  • Arsenal honors, remembers those who have given their ultimate sacrifice to our country

    May 28, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- This week a number of individuals and family members came together to represent the U.S. military at the City of Watervliet's Memorial Day parade. There is a sense of duty to our servicemen and women that goes beyond dates on a calendar that focuses our nation on its military, such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. After all, for more than 200 years, the Watervliet Arsenal has produced the weapons, parts, and material that have helped hundreds of thousands of our nation's warfighters to come home safely from battle.

  • Sustainers earn their combat patch

    May 28, 2014

    This Memorial Day weekend, Soldiers of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) marked their deployment to Afghanistan, May 24, by receiving their combat patch during a ceremony here.

  • Hobbs team lifts Raptors since birth

    May 28, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan --The "Army of One" slogan started in 2001, but for Tamesha and Luther Hobbs, who were both sergeants at the time, it would be the start of their lives as an Army of two.

  • 80th Training Command course helps new leaders adapt to The Army School System

    May 28, 2014

    Master Sgt. Rafael Camacho describes the 15 years he spent teaching the Army Supply Specialist reclassification course as some of the most rewarding times of his life. The Army Reserve Soldier says, it's gratifying to meet former students who tell him of the positive impact he's had on their careers.

  • Department of Labor rep visits CASCOM, talks credentialing

    May 27, 2014

    Department of Labor representative Terry Gerton, Veteran's Employment and Training Service deputy assistant secretary for policy, toured the "Home of Army Sustainment" on May 20 to learn more about military training and the many credentialing initiatives that give service members a career boost in the civilian sector.

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

    The Army will begin its annual observance of National Safety Month June 1, and senior leaders are encouraging Soldiers, civilian employees and their Family members to use the time to focus on mitigating summertime risks.

  • Ordnance School small arms course on schedule to offer gunsmith certification

    May 19, 2014

    Soldiers training as small arms/artillery repairers will soon get the opportunity to earn a Gunsmith Certificate in Military Conventional Weapons credential upon graduation from advanced individual training.

  • Under SecArmy Carson stresses network modernization, thanks troops at Fort Bliss

    May 19, 2014

    Undersecretary of the Army Brad R. Carson visited Fort Bliss, Texas, May 15, 2014, which he described as one of the Army's premier installations to highlight one of the service's top modernization priorities, the tactical communications network.

  • LSE Bagram teaches Soldiers self-reliance

    May 17, 2014

    The Logistics Support Element is Army Materiel Command's deployable arm and, as such, provides expeditionary readiness enablers and forward theater sustainment augmentation through the synchronization and integration of AMC LCMC logistics capabilities for the Combatant Commanders.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • 1011th Quartermaster Co. lends 401st AFSB a hand

    May 16, 2014

    Soldiers from 1011th Quartermaster Co., 82nd Sustainment Brigade CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element, 82nd Airborne Division, spent about two and a half days cleaning the 401st Army Field Support Brigade lay down yard May 11-13. They removed everything from office supplies to a large test, measurement and diagnostic equipment van to complete the mission.

  • TACOM commander's final look, thanks to Watervliet

    May 15, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (May 15, 2014) -- A senior Army leader exhibited exceptional poise this week delivering heartfelt thanks to everyone he saw during his final visit to the Watervliet Arsenal. Farewells are never easy, nor should they be. For Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, the TACOM LCMC commander, it was no different.

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

    As our Army continues its transition to a peacetime force, this Memorial Day will be especially poignant for the Soldiers and Families who have served and sacrificed the past 13 years.

  • Small businesses gather in Quad Cities

    May 13, 2014

    Business owners from across America came together for the 2014 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium to learn about how small businesses can partner with the U.S. Army Sustainment Command and other defense logistics agencies to achieve common goals at the iWireless Center in Moline, Ill., May 7-8.

  • Real time asset visibility is leading the way for retrograde

    May 13, 2014

    An unprecidented retrograde effort requires state-of-the-art logistical situational awareness across the joint forces. Battle Command Sustainment Support System-Node Management (BCS3-NM) is the tool bringing the In-Transit and Asset Visibility picture for commanders and staffs at all levels of command.

  • 45th takes over CMRE mission in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2014

    More than 100 Soldiers from the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command cased their unit's colors during a deployment ceremony, May 13, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, in support of the Central Command's Materiel Recovery Element mission.

  • New undersecretary highlights value of service, sacrifice

    May 12, 2014

    Brad R. Carson was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 9, 2014.

  • Welcome to the 3d ESC!

    May 12, 2014

    Our Mission The 3D Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) provides theater logistics C2 for the theater commander supporting the Army Forces (ARFOR) or Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) mission. We enable the force to support high levels of combat over the duration of major operations. Our battlefield support facilitates the force commander's ability to generate combat power at the decisive time and place.

  • 416th Army Field Support Brigade participates in Key Resolve 2014 in Korea

    May 12, 2014

    The 416th Army Field Support Brigade participated in Operation Key Resolve in the Republic of Korea. Soldiers of this brigade supported the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, including preparation for the issue of war stock equipment and providing contracting support for base operations in the event that hostilities occur on the Korean peninsula.

  • Facility dedication honors fallen Soldier

    May 8, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 8, 2014) -- The Petroleum and Water Department here dedicated their updated Fire Suppression Training Facility to Spc. Trevor A. Win'E during a ceremony May 1.

  • TRiPS upgrade available now

    May 8, 2014

    A much-used trip-planning tool has received a facelift that improves user capabilities.

  • "Spirit of Service" Ceremony and Concert | A Celebration of Public Service

    May 8, 2014

    In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week (May 4-10, 2014), the Department of Defense hosted the "Spirit of Service" Ceremony at the Pentagon honoring 34 outstanding civilian public servants from across the National Capital Region. These individuals display the core qualities of honor, integrity, and excellence in their everyday service to our Nation

  • Pocket guide spells out specifics of clothing allowance

    May 8, 2014

    For the first time ever, a handy pocket guide for Soldiers is now available to explain the specifics of their annual Clothing Replacement Allowance.

  • 3-401st AFSBn personnel recognized by 1st TSC Forward/3rd ESC

    May 7, 2014

    CSM Bell, 1st Theater Sustainment Command Forward/3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), acting on behalf of Brig. Gen. Donnie Walker, Jr., 1TSC Forward/3rd ESC, recognized 3-401st AFSBn personnel at NCO breakfast May 3.

  • 405th AFSB-LRC employee named 'Hero of the Week' with 21st TSC in Germany

    May 6, 2014

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command Hero of the Week is Willi Ziemann of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Logistics Readiness Center, Rheinland-Pfalz, for the week of April 14-18.

  • Mission Command Logistics: The Starfish and the Spider

    May 5, 2014

    In this article, the authors applaud the mission command philosophy but also caution that the mission command approach is not always appropriate.

  • BUILDER: Condition-based maintenance for facilities

    May 5, 2014

    Condition-based maintenance can provide prognostic building "health" information for a facility manager to forecast maintenance and repairs.

  • Getting there was the battle: Part II

    May 5, 2014

    This historical assessment of the U.S. deployment in Operation Joint Endeavor is continued from the March-April 2014 issue.

  • The Visibility of Integrated Tactical Logistics project

    May 5, 2014

    The Logistics Innovation Agency is working to enhance the speed and accuracy of bulk fuel reporting by automating it through an initiative called the Visibility of Integrated Tactical Logistics (VITaL).

  • Logistics simulations for battle staff training

    May 5, 2014

    The Battle Command Sustainment Support System allows sustainment Soldiers to gain experience in supporting the fight without going to the field to train.

  • Improving materiel fielding on the Korean Peninsula

    May 5, 2014

    The 8th Army G-3/5 section's force integration working group rectified fielding accountability issues that stemmed from high personnel turnover.

  • Improving tactical cost forecasting to optimize readiness

    May 5, 2014

    What obstacles exist to forecasting tactical costs, and how can the Army optimize readiness in an environment of fiscal uncertainty?

  • Sustainment for the Army of 2020

    May 5, 2014

    A new division-aligned force structure will provide sustainment capabilities from echelons above brigade through combat sustainment support battalions.

  • Leveraging information for a competitive advantage

    May 5, 2014

    The Army must implement a strategy for analyzing its data and providing key decision-makers with information to make well-informed decisions.

  • Establishing the Afghanistan Transportation Network

    May 5, 2014

    Using local tribal elders as an integral part of the Afghanistan Transportation Network helps ensure its success.

  • The impact of enterprise resource planning systems on Army sustainment

    May 5, 2014

    Enterprise resource planning systems improve equipment management, parts and supply ordering, and financial accountability.

  • Forward support company operations in separate units

    May 5, 2014

    Forward support company structures and operations vary depending on the supported unit.

  • A repair versus replace maintenance culture

    May 5, 2014

    The harsh budgetary environment led the 25th Brigade Support Battalion to change how it conducts maintenance, ultimately saving millions of dollars.

  • Global Combat Support System-Army: A dynamic readiness tool for mission command

    May 5, 2014

    Implementing GCSS-Army requires a completely new mindset for all involved in sustainment, beginning with leaders. Preparing to integrate GCSS-Army into sustainment operations requires specific training and planning to ensure success.

  • Odierno briefed on AMC's global reach, way ahead

    May 5, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., May 2, 2014, to receive an "AMC Futures" briefing.

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

    Since 1985, the first week in May has been set aside to honor and thank the men and women of our Nation's government workforce. This observance has special resonance in the United States Army, which has a long tradition of professional, honorable, and dedicated public servants entrusted with duties vital to our national security. During Public Service Recognition Week, we pause to recognize the tremendous contributions our Civilians make every day for our Soldiers, their Families and our Nation.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' conduct aerial resupply in Latvia

    May 3, 2014

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade planned and executed an aerial resupply mission at Adazi Drop Zone, Latvia, May 2, 2014.

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