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  • African American and Black History Month Observance Message

    Jan 31, 2016

    Each February, Eighth Army joins our Nation to honor the contributions of African Americans throughout history. By exploring the culture and experience of these proud Americans, we better understand their struggle for freedom and equality

  • LTG Arthur J. Gregg Sustainment Leadership Award

    Jan 19, 2016

    BACKGROUND: THE LEGACY of LIEUTENANT GENERAL ARTHUR J. GREGG In the second half of the 20th century, LTG Arthur J. Gregg stood out as a role model for all military logisticians to emulate.

  • FORSCOM, USARC observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday

    Jan 13, 2016

    U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command observed the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program in Gen. George C. Marshall Hall Jan. 12. Toni S. King, North Carolina District Court Judge from Cumberland County, was the guest speaker. The event was hosted by FORSCOM Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Jimmie Jay Wells.

  • 25th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Volunteer at Kahuku High School

    Jan 11, 2016

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 25th Sustainment Brigade, participated in a campus maintenance project at Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Jan. 9. The project was a chance for troops to give back and get involved with their local community.

  • PACOM's future strategic leaders kick off Young Alaka'i leader development program

    Jan 11, 2016

    Thirty-four proven and selected mid-grade leaders from across the U.S. Pacific Command AOR gather for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command-hosted Young Alaka'i leader development program, Jan. 10-16, 2016.

  • Fort Lee Soldier first female selected as 92 Sierra sergeant major

    Jan 7, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 7, 2016) -- Getting selected for sergeant major was a lofty goal at best for Master Sgt. JennyAnne Bright.

  • Becoming lords of the lab: basic instruction launching pad for fuel-testing proficiency

    Jan 7, 2016

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 7, 2016) -- In the operational Army, there are high-visibility jobs and those that are not. The ones critical to the mission will receive more attention than others. Variances are likely due to location, the time at which the duties are performed and the level of hierarchy to which the services are rendered.

  • At Watervliet, "if you see something - say something" is more than a tagline

    Jan 5, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Before the local media had a chance to seek comment regarding the latest alleged threat to Watervliet Arsenal, a long-time Watervliet Arsenal employee had set off a sequence of events that would not only make the public affairs officer's job easier that day, she also made the Arsenal safer.

  • LRC personnel provide logistical services for installations

    Jan 5, 2016

    The following are highlights of some Logistics Readiness Center personnel. Throughout the year, ASC Public Affairs will be providing more highlights showcasing our LRC personnel.

  • Insights from training with the transportation industry

    Jan 4, 2016

    The Training With Industry program allowed one officer to gain a new perspective that will help her better frame operations in future assignments.

  • Sustainment in an anti-access/area-denial environment

    Jan 4, 2016

    The sustainment enterprise needs to significantly change both its structures and how it operates to effectively support the joint force in an anti-access/area-denial environment.

  • Maintaining momentum through refuel on the move

    Jan 4, 2016

    The 1st Armored Division provides lessons learned from conducting refuel on the move operations for the first time since Operation Desert Storm.

  • Advanced shop sets for Soldiers' advanced skill sets

    Jan 4, 2016

    The metal working and machining shop set provides a full suite of tools for Soldiers trained to operate both welding and machining equipment.

  • Building leaders and readiness through the maintenance terrain walk

    Jan 4, 2016

    The preparations units make to host maintenance terrain walks lead to lessons learned that improve overall unit readiness.

  • Great leaders know what's inside the box

    Jan 4, 2016

    Doctrine provides the framework needed to create outside-the-box ideas by providing the knowledge that supports purposeful innovation.

  • Leadership lessons from a former logistics general

    Jan 4, 2016

    Having been a logistics officer during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and through the 1970s, Lt. Gen. Arthur J. Gregg provides his insights on leadership and the changing field of logistics.

  • Leadership for expeditionary logistics

    Jan 4, 2016

    What makes a good leader? The Army G-4 offers his views on leadership and provides advice for new and potential commanders.

  • Warfighting functions and the dependability of knowledge

    Jan 4, 2016

    A central precept of military doctrine is the recognition that uncertainty is a fundamental characteristic of military operations. Nonetheless, we have an understandable but dangerous propensity to assume predictable and quantifiable aspects of military science.

  • Repairing fire suppression systems and batteries saves money and time

    Jan 4, 2016

    A maintenance company refills fire suppression system cylinders and charges vehicle batteries instead of replacing them.

  • Maturing our leaders in the warrior ethos

    Jan 4, 2016

    Army leaders must instill in their Soldiers ethics and morals that are in line with the Army Values and Warrior Ethos.

  • Developing leaders in the Army Civilian Corps

    Jan 4, 2016

    The Army has established programs to grow civilians into confident and high-functioning leaders.

  • Wheelhouse Wednesday: Developing dynamic leaders by bridging the experience gap

    Jan 4, 2016

    The Transportation School develops its leaders by finding creative ways to follow the Army Leader Development Model.

  • Developing the leaders of tomorrow in today's schoolhouses

    Jan 4, 2016

    The Adjutant General School is modifying its curriculum to train human resources Soldiers to be more creative, flexible, and innovative.

  • What makes a good leader?

    Jan 4, 2016

    Army leaders should make a daily commitment to do the right things, develop the right foundational leadership traits, and understand today's complex, expeditionary environment.

  • Sustaining a decisive edge through leader and workforce development

    Jan 4, 2016

    Through its Leader and Workforce Development Program, the Quartermaster School has implemented several leadership development measures, including a civilian professional development strategy.

  • Mission command and leadership during sustainment operations

    Jan 4, 2016

    The complexities of command and support relationships, both at home station and during deployments, necessitate mission command.

  • The Army's Watervliet Arsenal newsletter: The Salvo

    Jan 4, 2016

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- In this Army newsletter called The Salvo, is a gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation supporting our troops since the War of 1812.

  • Soldiers test robotics on 'battlefield'

    Jan 4, 2016

    Picture a hot summer day in Afghanistan, and a company of 25th Infantry Division Soldiers preparing to move to a new area of operation. Instead of using their legs and backs, these Soldiers are fortunate enough to have a small robot to help them on the battlefield.

  • Innovative designs, smart manufacturing deliver Soldier readiness

    Dec 28, 2015

    Army production and logistics is teaming with Army research and development to better streamline the rapid design and fielding of cutting-edge technologies to the Soldier.

  • SecDef, AMC commander recognize 317th SMC for maintenance excellence advising allies

    Dec 22, 2015

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of Army Material Command, presented 317th Support Maintenance Company with the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces Dec. 8 in Phoenix, Arizona, highlighting 317th Support Maintenance Company's accomplishments working with NATO allies and partner nations.

  • LRC directors look for efficiencies at symposium

    Dec 22, 2015

    As the Army reduces funding, Logistics Readiness Center directors discussed ways to operate more efficiently at the second annual LRC Symposium at the Radisson Hotel, here, Dec. 15 -- 16.

  • 19th ESC Culinary Specialists to represent USFK in DA Culinary Competition

    Dec 18, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA-- Soldiers from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command displayed their culinary talents at the Culinary Arts Competition here on Camp Walker. Army of Korea Culinary Arts Team is preparing for the Department of Defense wide culinary arts competition in Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • RIA honors 5 new retirees

    Dec 17, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, lost 150 years of combined experience when two Soldiers and three civilians left federal service Dec. 16 to begin their transition into new lives.

  • European Activity Set Continues to Improve Unit Capabilities

    Dec 16, 2015

    EAS sites across theater allow regionally allocated forces to draw equipment rapidly. The EAS program continues to streamline operations and training, while saving tax-payer dollars.

  • First Team sustainers hold symposium

    Dec 16, 2015

    The 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade "Wagonmasters" joined the First Team June 22, and have since provided logistical support to the division, Fort Hood and III Corps.

  • Of all things, Trolls now threaten Army manufacturing

    Dec 15, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal has always had external threats to its existence, from such antagonists as the British attacking from the Great Lakes in 1813 or, as Arsenal Commander Col. William Gibson warned in 1915, the threat of foreign spies. But thanks to the Arsenal's heavy reliance on Army research for current and future work, today's threats are even more ambiguous, and they involve "trolls."

  • Logistics Readiness Center - Ansbach receives recognition for diligence during difficulties

    Dec 15, 2015

    Members of the Logistics Readiness Center - Ansbach assembled at a local golf club Dec. 2, 2015 to recognize their workforce for capably handling a large throughput during a time of short staffing.

  • AMC Commanding General's Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2015

    AMC Commanding General Gen. Dennis L. Via and his wife, Linda, send holiday greetings.

  • Supply chain management course has first graduates

    Dec 14, 2015

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Nearly 100 family members, faculty and co-workers gathered Thursday at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to watch the graduation of the inaugural class for the supply chain management program.

  • Defense maintenance professionals receive recognition

    Dec 14, 2015

    PHOENIX -- The Army Materiel Command's Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via spoke to more than 500 "silent professionals" at the 2015 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards Banquet in Phoenix, Dec. 8.

  • Soldiers see increase in clothing allowance for 2016

    Dec 14, 2015

    Earlier this month, the Army's G-4 released an All Army Activities message that lists the fiscal year 2016 clothing bag list for enlisted Soldiers, as well as the dollar amount for the accompanying clothing allowance. For fiscal year 2016, Soldiers saw an increase of about seven percent for their clothing allowance.

  • 19th ESC Soldiers receive Combined Logistics Excellence Award

    Dec 11, 2015

    DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA--Soldiers and families from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command joined together to recognize the 2015 Combined Logistics Excellence Award winners at the Camp Henry Post Theater.

  • 6981st CSG to represent NETCOM for Army Award for Maintenance Excellence

    Dec 11, 2015

    The 6981st Civilian Support Group, 2nd Signal Brigade, was recently selected as the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command's "All Others" category winner for the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) for fiscal year 2015.

  • Army Basic Instructor Course makes teachers out of trainers

    Dec 11, 2015

    Soldiers who attend the Army Basic Instructor Course are usually experienced trainers, but many have difficulty translating their training skills to the classroom.

  • Sky Soldiers strengthen European partnerships through aerial delivery

    Dec 10, 2015

    As part of the only airborne brigade operating in Europe, the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, aerial delivery section is unlike any other aerial delivery section in the United States Army. The aerial delivery section has the mission to create and execute logistic support plans for all airborne operations for the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

  • Sustainment Brigade Soldiers support 29th ID at Warfighter

    Dec 10, 2015

    For the first time in a long time, the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade participated in a training exercise that was focused on decisive action rather than counterinsurgency operations, which has been the emphasis for more than a decade.

  • Army Reserve, National Guard SLC students volunteer to help less fortunate service members

    Dec 9, 2015

    Twenty three Army Reserve and National Guard students enrolled in the 94th Training Division's Quartermaster Senior Leadership Course, took time out of their grueling 17 week class schedule to help the nonprofit Holiday Helper Association Toy Store prepare for the holidays. The students assembled 30 toy bicycles in an hour and they also helped beautify and organize the all-volunteer run facility in preparation of the association's annual open house, scheduled for Dec. 11, and two Christmas shopping days scheduled for Dec. 15 and 16, 2015.

  • Even small contracts are critical for maintaining a manufacturing skill base for the Army

    Dec 8, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal just received three contracts valued at more than $6 million to provide field artillery and mortar components to the U.S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. But more important than money, these diverse contracts will help maintain a critical manufacturing skill base for the Army's future.

  • NCO Corps welcomes first female Bradley Maintainer

    Dec 7, 2015

    For Spc. Shantele Frie Dec. 1 started early. Her unit is preparing to redeploy to Fort Stewart, Ga., after conducting Operation Atlantic Resolve-South at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria. She was sent as the mechanic in support of rail load operations; however, by sundown she made history in the United States Army.

  • Picatinny Arsenal engineers cook up new recipe for biofuel

    Dec 1, 2015

    While people who go to the beach and lakes may think of algae as a slimy nuisance, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel.

  • Watervliet Arsenal turns to 1905 program to retain critical manufacturing skills

    Nov 30, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A recent report last from the New York Department of Labor signaled a continued decline in manufacturing jobs in the state, a long-term trend making the hiring of a machinist for this Army arsenal extremely challenging.

  • Aerial Delivery, Field Services Department helps Santa for Blackstone toy delivery

    Nov 30, 2015

    Santa Claus relies on his sleigh and eight reindeer for the bulk of his mission to deliver toys to children around the world, but every once in a while he calls in some help when a special delivery is required.

  • Family matters: couple tries to find mutuality in murky waters of dual military life

    Nov 25, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 25, 2015) -- During a time of year when families look forward to being together, at least one couple here is contemplating separation.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers improve resiliency through Soldier 360

    Nov 24, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Soldiers from throughout the 21st TSC gathered at Armstrongs Club on Vogelweh to attend the Soldier 360 Leader's Course Nov. 9-13, developing resiliency techniques they will be able to take back to their units.

  • Ready To Feed An Army

    Nov 24, 2015

    This Thanksgiving 95,000 pounds of turkey, ham, and beef will be cooked for our Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Jordan.

  • 504th MI Brigade fields new equipment to assist Army's intelligence mission

    Nov 23, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers of the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, recently fielded the Prophet Enhanced System mounted on modular vehicle kits, in a move directly impacting modernization among the Army's intelligence equipment. The Prophet Enhanced system is a dedicated, all-weather tactical ground-based signals intelligence (SIGINT) system. The Soldiers used the Prophet Enhanced system, which is mounted on Mine Resistant, Ambush-Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, or M-ATVs, during a Field Training Exercise at Fort Hood, Nov. 10. The Military Intelligence Soldiers using the Prophet hold maintain a 35-series Military Occupational Specialty, and play a direct role in supporting the Army's maneuver forces and high value targeting efforts.

  • Community remembers 1995 Riyadh bombing

    Nov 20, 2015

    More than a 150 friends, family and workers gathered at Redstone Arsenal Nov. 13 to remember the fallen and commemorate the anniversary of the 1995 bombing that took the lives of six Office of the Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard employees in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Lightning Academy project builds skills and partnerships across Army units

    Nov 20, 2015

    Pacific engineers logged more than 4,000 hours, in July and August, toward the improvement of the 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning Academy training area. Two projects were completed using only troop construction and proved to be beneficial training and relationship building opportunities for Soldiers in the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Beyond the celebration, mission creep for Watervliet's Retirement Services Office

    Nov 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- In a small room on the edge of a building built during World War I is a small team of volunteers who celebrated quite an achievement this month. The Watervliet Arsenal's Retirement Services Office, located in the former Arsenal post restaurant, celebrated on November 14 the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Army Retirement Services.

  • Ammo supply instructors learn about railcar loading at Fort McCoy

    Nov 19, 2015

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Instructors with the 13th Battalion, 100th Regiment partnered with Burlington-Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway personnel to practice loading ammunition pallets on railcars during training in late October. The 13th, 100th is an ordnance battalion that provides training and training support to Soldiers in the ordnance maintenance military occupational specialty (MOS) series. The unit, aligned under the 3rd Brigade, 94th Division of the 80th Training Command, has been a tenant organization at Fort McCoy since 1995. The railcar training began with BNSF personnel providing a two-hour classroom overview about what types of railcars used to haul cargo. The training then moved to a practical exercise, which included loading a railcar at the installation's railyard near Highway 21 on Fort McCoy's South Post. Soldiers with the 13th, 100th provided a forklift and simulated ammunition pallets to conduct the training.

  • Legal compassion

    Nov 19, 2015

    A 58-year-old Vietnam veteran, who prefers to be called Wolf, fell on some hard times after a terminal cancer diagnosis caused him to lose his job as an open road truck driver. Wolf wasn't sure where to turn. "No job, no insurance. I suddenly remembered, hey I'm a veteran." Wolf also needed to execute his Last Will and Testament, which was complicated by the fact that he and his wife have been separated for four years.

  • Supply Soldiers complete mission

    Nov 19, 2015

    Soldiers from the 247th Composite Supply Company, 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, were welcomed home in a ceremony Nov. 15, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the William "Bill" Reed Special Events Center.

  • Ammo plant leaders talk service, sacrifice

    Nov 18, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Leaders from the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant here participated in a series of Veterans Day activities in the community where they talked about the service and sacrifices made by vets who have answered the nation's call for more than 240 years.

  • Who says that you can't inspire youth ... Veterans Day parades proves them wrong!

    Nov 17, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Some may wonder how New York's Capital District, a community without a strong military presence, could turn out thousands to honor the Nation's Veterans at its annual Veterans Day Parade. But it did and we all feel better for such a show of support to the Nation's former military members.

  • Exchange debuts Krispy Kreme at U.S. bases in Europe

    Nov 17, 2015

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, known to troops now simply as the Exchange, has an agreement with North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme to produce the donuts in Germany and sell them at the Express stores on post

  • Four-star general hand delivers award to 93-year-old Hall of Fame inductee

    Nov 16, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Gen. Dennis L. Via honored a promise he made last month to a 93-year-old Watervliet Arsenal retiree by traveling from Alabama to upstate New York on November 15 to present a Hall of Fame award to Fred Clas, the former Arsenal director of operations.

  • ASC welcomes 2 new Logistic Readiness Centers to its command

    Nov 16, 2015

    Three years' worth of planning culminated at the beginning of fiscal 2016 as the U.S. Army Sustainment Command welcomed two new Logistics Readiness Centers to its fold.

  • 21st Theater Sustainment Command forges UK partnership

    Nov 12, 2015

    While it may not be intuitive from their unit designations, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and the United Kingdom's Force Troops Command have a lot in common. So much in fact that they have developed a formal partnership to continually learn from one another and improve the interoperability of their respective nations.

  • Sky Soldier engineers brings sling load expertise to Exercise Trident Juncture 15

    Nov 10, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed their participation in Exercise Trident Juncture, the largest NATO exercise in the last ten years with more 35 countries and 36,000 troops participating, in areas around Spain, Nov. 6, 2015.

  • Hawaii-based Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team prepares for regional response mission

    Nov 9, 2015

    The Asia-Pacific region's 36 nations are home to more than half of the world's population. More than one-third of its nations are small islands surrounded by large bodies of water and are heavily dependent on sea ports and waterways for survival.

  • 'War on Excess' at LRC-Camp Red Cloud

    Nov 4, 2015

    Accounting for government property is the primary duty of the property book officer. Government property, regardless of how or where it was acquired, must be accounted for and given proper disposition in accordance with Department of Defense and U.S. Army regulations.

  • ECS 151: What do they do?

    Nov 3, 2015

    On Hatch Road, across from the Equestrian Center, sits a large yard with 1,800 of Army vehicles parked on grassy rolling mounds. Maybe you've passed a small convoy rolling out one morning, or perhaps you have passed the field on the way to golf course and wondered: who owns this and what do they do?

  • Why sustainers should care about the targeting process

    Nov 2, 2015

    Not knowing how targeting and sustainment affect each other can hinder operational reach and endurance and put lives in danger.

  • The movement control battalion's role in airfield operations

    Nov 2, 2015

    The 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) assumed responsibility for airfield operations during its deployment to Operation United Assistance.

  • Integrating bill of materials data into the Army's enterprise resource planning systems

    Nov 2, 2015

    The fielding of Global Combat Support System-Army has changed the way the Army manages bill of materials data.

  • Setting the theater: Planning today provides options for tomorrow

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Army G-4 staff has undertaken a number of expeditionary-focused initiatives to improve the Army's ability to set theaters and meet global requirements.

  • The BLST's role in the materiel enterprise

    Nov 2, 2015

    Brigade logistics support teams provide direct support to the warfighter by integrating Army Materiel Command capabilities into brigade operations.

  • The role of the Army's sustainment think tank in force modernization

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Combined Arms Support Command uses six enduring priorities to focus on driving force modernization.

  • Expanding the NATO movement control network

    Nov 2, 2015

    While supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 624th Movement Control Team built relationships with NATO allies to create interoperability, grow capacity, and enhance operational access for the early entry of forces.

  • How the Department of Transportation supports the DOD

    Nov 2, 2015

    The Department of Transportation is a critical enabler of civilian transportation for the Department of Defense during peacetime and contingency operations.

  • Observations of distribution company decisive action operations at the NTC

    Nov 2, 2015

    In a decisive action environment, distribution company commanders should exercise mission command by developing a commander's intent and distributing it in operation orders.

  • The sci-fi of force development and prospects for real-time adaptation

    Nov 2, 2015

    Logisticians should be wary of adaptations that depend on the unreliable foretelling of the future and instead err on the side of the present.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Allied assurance in action

    Nov 2, 2015

    U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, along with allies from the Polish army's 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade conducted a combined public event here Oct 27, 2015, showcasing the strength of the partnership between the two nations.

  • Bayonet Thrust: Enabling allies through professional relationships

    Nov 2, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade completed the final leg of Operation Bayonet Thrust, a week-long, multinational convoy after five months training in Lithuania, when they arrived at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, the evening of Oct. 30, 2015.

  • Watervliet Arsenal October newsletter: The Salvo

    Nov 2, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- In this Army newsletter called The Salvo, is a gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for October. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation supporting our troops since the War of 1812.

  • Arsenal receives $1.3M to upgrade Army howitzers

    Oct 30, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh said earlier this year that the way ahead for the Army is to build weapon systems that can be incrementally upgraded to adapt to the realities of the day, but the Watervliet Arsenal isn't waiting for the future as it is already modifying current weapon systems for the realities of today.

  • Mission-ready: Allies equip troops for success in Germany

    Oct 29, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 66th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), part of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 16th Sustainment Brigade, provided essential movement control support as allied personnel issued European Activity Set gear to combat-ready Soldiers, assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division, throughout October at Coleman Barracks.

  • Air Force visits ammo plant, partners talk efficiencies

    Oct 29, 2015

    McALESTER, Okla. -- McAlester Army Ammunition Plant showcased its bomb production capabilities during an Air Force visit here, recently.

  • Commandos conduct sling load training

    Oct 29, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Field artillerymen assigned to C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," conducted sling load training Thursday on Fort Drum. Members from 3rd Platoon practiced how to safely link (or hook) up a M777 howitzer to a cargo helicopter. Soldiers must learn the right way of securing the equipment, along with entering and exiting the helicopter safely to avoid injuries.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers earn Ordnance Corps belt buckle

    Oct 29, 2015

    Maintenance Soldiers competed for the prestigious Ordnance Corps belt buckle at Fort Sill

  • Readiness Is Leader Business!

    Oct 29, 2015

    Readiness is the top priority of our Army, and this brochure is intended to assist you in your role in managing readiness as a DCG. AS you execute your duties, these checklist will provide a framework for initial engagements across your formations. Collectively, we must work to maintain our readiness at its highest possible level.

  • One Army 'family' School System

    Oct 29, 2015

    Though it's not unusual for Sgt. Julius Anderson to be away from his family during training, the active Army Soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, appreciated being home at night while he attended the Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course. Anderson, the 546th Area Support Medical Company motor sergeant, was a student at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Hood in October 2015, where Army Reserve instructors teach the same course as their active duty counterparts at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Logistics officer to appear with first lady in TV special

    Oct 28, 2015

    A former enlisted Soldier and dependent spouse, mother of a teenage son and current company commander is one of three women who are the subjects of a Lifetime channel documentary featuring appearances by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.

  • Early environmental testing quickly pushes equipment to the limit

    Oct 27, 2015

    Explosive atmospheres, extreme temperature fluctuations and powerful vibrations are just some of the punishing environmental conditions military communications equipment must endure on the battlefield or in the sky.

  • 242nd EOD welcomes new command sergeant major

    Oct 27, 2015

    The 242nd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) welcomed its new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here Oct. 23.

  • Picatinny launches app to search laboratories

    Oct 27, 2015

    Software engineers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center have developed a new mobile application that allows users to research laboratories across the Department of Defense.

  • AMC commander honors former Arsenal apprentice who rose to greatness

    Oct 27, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A former World War II apprentice who rose to greatness at the Watervliet Arsenal, Fred Clas, received on October 27 one of the highest honors in the U.S. Army Materiel Command -- induction into the AMC Hall of Fame.

  • Clas: The man who shaped Watervliet Arsenal

    Oct 23, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Innovator, experimenter and leader are just a few of the words that have been used to describe U.S. Army Materiel Command's Hall of Fame inductee Fred Clas. But he is most notably known as "the man who shaped Watervliet Arsenal." Clas will be formally inducted in to the 2015 Hall of Fame Oct. 27, 2015.

  • Army mariners complete trans-Pacific voyage supporting Pacific Pathways

    Oct 23, 2015

    Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold C. Clinger, returned here, Oct. 22, after completing the first Army-watercraft trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • USACRC hosts Army leader

    Oct 22, 2015

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center welcomed a distinguished visitor in late September with the arrival of the recently installed deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health.