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  • The Army Logistics University leverages expertise through cross-cohort training

    Aug 31, 2015

    The Army Logistics University provides Basic Officer Leader Course students with the opportunity to work directly with noncommissioned officers and warrant officers as part of their training.

  • Overcoming the anxiety of the defense CBRNE response force mission

    Aug 31, 2015

    The 1st Support Maintenance Company prepared for its defense CBRNE response force mission using sergeant's training time and by adding CBRNE tasks to regular duties.

  • Estimating force structure manpower and MHE capabilities

    Aug 31, 2015

    Transaction-based models help Army units determine the requirements needed to accomplish the mission.

  • Trained and ready logistics forces

    Aug 31, 2015

    The Army had to work hard to develop logistics force training and readiness at its current levels. The next challenge will be to maintain these levels of training and readiness.

  • Multinational logistics interoperability

    Aug 31, 2015

    Communication, cooperation, and equipment compatibility are the keys to multinational task force logistics support.

  • Be realistic: A model for home-station training

    Aug 31, 2015

    The 16th Sustainment Brigade leveraged partnerships and technology to create realistic home-station training environments for its units.

  • Developing a multinational logistics common operational picture

    Aug 31, 2015

    When developing a multinational logistics common operational picture in a decisive action training environment, logisticians must consider four essential elements.

  • Supporting engineers in action

    Aug 31, 2015

    A forward support troop rehearsed how to sustain its regimental engineer squadron during a decisive action training event.

  • Training solutions for Army National Guard sustainers

    Aug 31, 2015

    The Sustainment Training Center provides practical technical and tactical training for all types of National Guard sustainment Soldiers.

  • Opening Doors: Bondsteel Soldiers prepare Kosovo teens for English certification test

    Aug 28, 2015

    Language is a key to opening metaphorical doors that can lead to higher education, opportunities to travel, or a greater understanding of the world. Connecticut Army National Guard Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, out of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, are reaching out to the youths of Ferizaj, Kosovo, and helping them prepare to pass the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language test.

  • Senior leader course helps military engineers construct path to success

    Aug 28, 2015

    It's day two of the two-week Horizontal Construction Engineers Senior Leader Course on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Soldiers from across the country are gathered at a multi-purpose bridge site taking measurements and working on calculating the rapid classification of fixed bridges.

  • Army Reserve brigade exchange ideas with Canadian counterparts

    Aug 27, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - Sgt. 1st Class John Reyes' passion for teaching was evident during the two weeks he spent at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in New Brunswick, Canada. Although he was there to observe and advise, Reyes could not resist giving on-the-spot instruction to students training to be military engineers. For example, while the students were setting up Mobile Floating Bridges and rafts, similar to the U.S. Army's Improved Ribbon Bridge, he offered some quick safety tips, which they adopted.

  • Historic arsenal has historic visit by first female major general of NC's Army National Guard

    Aug 26, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Even in today's defense manufacturing centers there remains an imbalance in the ratio of women to men, but for one brief moment on August 25 at the Watervliet Arsenal that all changed as the Arsenal hosted Maj. Gen. Elizabeth D. Austin.

  • Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight

    Aug 21, 2015

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sebastian Rivas, a native of Georgia and a maintenance test pilot from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, is one of those Soldiers.

  • Researchers try to find light in the darkest of moonless nights

    Aug 19, 2015

    Benét Laboratories, which is located on the Army's Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York, brought together about 20 of the nation's experts in a field of research, which involves a relatively new material called black silicon. If application follows research, black silicon should provide a better life for mankind and for Soldiers.

  • Gunnery sergeant sets the bar, becomes Lee's first Marine Master Instructor

    Aug 17, 2015

    Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Lemus became the first Marine on Fort Lee to achieve Master Instructor certification Aug. 4. Lemus, a machinist instructor Marine Corps Detachment here, earned the certification in less than three years. He said that he did it for the junior Marines he instructs, as much as for himself.

  • "Renegades" maintain readiness through 21st TSC G6 support

    Aug 14, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany-- Signal Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade's 504th Brigade Signal Company supported a 10-day 21st Theater Sustainment Command communications exercise that displayed the unit's unique ability to deploy their strategic communications assets.

  • 16th Special Troops Battalion maintains ready arsenal

    Aug 14, 2015

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany-- Soldiers from 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, completed an extensive range week using their newly requisitioned weapon systems at the Baumholder training area from July 20-24.

  • CASCOM, Fort Lee welcomes new commanding general

    Aug 13, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 13, 2015) -- Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams -- a 32-year Quartermaster Corps officer with extensive experience in logistical support for deployed troops -- assumed the title of commanding general for CASCOM and Fort Lee during a mid-morning ceremony Friday on Sgt. Seay Field outside of Mifflin Hall.

  • 3rd Quartermaster General honored with monument dedication

    Aug 13, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Ronald Kirklin, the 53rd Quartermaster General, delivered a heart-felt speech to the General Society Sons of the Revolution and the Valley Forge community highlighting the life and remarkable military career of Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, the Army's 3rd Quartermaster General.

  • Abrams takes charge of FORSCOM as Milley departs to become 39th Army Chief of Staff

    Aug 10, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 10, Monday, as his predecessor, Gen. Mark A. Milley, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to become the 39th chief of staff of the Army.

  • Watervliet Arsenal, Public-Private Partnership's Capabilities Deemed to be Ship-shape

    Aug 6, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Watervliet Arsenal and Electralloy announced this month that forging operations at the Watervliet facility have been certified by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to produce stainless steel forgings for marine applications. The Arsenal and Electralloy have been working together since 2013 in a public-private partnership.

  • New commander takes charge of Fort Huachuca during July 31 ceremony

    Aug 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Two major generals assumed new roles during a change of command ceremony on Fort Huachuca's historic Brown Parade Field July 31, 2015, before a crowd of hundreds of people.

  • Fort Sill logisticians battle for best squad

    Aug 6, 2015

    Sixty-six Soldiers in 11 squads competed in the 100th Brigade Support Battalion's first Best Squad Competition July 28-30.

  • Soldiers suit up for Spirit of America

    Aug 6, 2015

    On Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, historic military uniforms, weaponry and music are abundant. In preparation of the 2015 Spirit of America tour, the Soldiers-turned-re-enactors filled the historic military uniform warehouse July 30 for a costume fitting.

  • Globally Responsive Logistics

    Aug 3, 2015

    This article serves as a guide to help sustainers understand the complexities of distribution and materiel management, which are the two most challenging realms of defense supply chain management.

  • TF Warhammer Forge hosts 16th Sustainment Bde leaders, assembles FARP

    Aug 3, 2015

    MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania -- Soldiers from Task Force Warhammer Forge in Romania assembled and disassembled a Forward Arming and Refueling Point at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base for Atlantic Resolve-South.

  • 702nd EOD hones readiness via urban training

    Aug 3, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Soldiers of the 702nd Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) conducted platoon level Field Training Exercise July 13-15 at the Urban Operations Site at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The quarterly focus for 702nd was readiness in irregular warfare, which led to the training of hand entry techniques, Improvised Explosive Devices, and dismounted operations on Improvised Explosive Devices.

  • Health and nutrition program enhancing ARSOF Soldiers from the inside

    Aug 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Special Operations Forces are regarded as the Army's elite fighting force, armed with some of the best warriors this nation has to offer. The Army invests time, money and resources into training these select individuals to become masters of their craft. However, given the potential hazards of the daily lives of Special Operations Forces, the Army decided to test a new fitness, health and nutrition program tailored to their fitness and nutritional needs.

  • 16th Special Troops Battalion Updates Its Arsenal

    Aug 3, 2015

    Soldiers from 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, completed an extensive range week using their newly requisitioned weapon systems July 20-24. Troops fired MK-19 grenade launchers, M2 .50-caliber machine guns, and M4 rifles throughout the week to maintain the battalion's mission readiness.

  • Darlington replaces Wills as top noncommissioned officer of 80th Training Command

    Aug 2, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills handed the senior noncommissioned officer duties of the 80th Training Command (TASS), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, over to Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Darlington during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Aug. 2, 2015.

  • DLA Distribution Anniston names new DCO

    Jul 31, 2015

    Guy Taylor was chosen as DLA Distribution Anniston's new deputy commander earlier this month. This is the second Defense Logistics Agency post for Taylor, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces non-commissioned officer.

  • Legion of Merit for 401st AFSB command team

    Jul 30, 2015

    The Legion of Merit was awarded to Col. Matthew J. Ferguson, 401st Army Field Support Brigade commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Wendy A. Robinson, 401st AFSB command sergeant major, during an awards ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. Kevin G. O'Connell, Army Sustainment Command commanding general, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait July 16.

  • Army manufacturing centers don't shut down, do they? Not at Watervliet.

    Jul 30, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (July 2015) -- Long days, 90-degree heat, and no wind -- yes, it must be time for the Arsenal's annual shutdown week. But it should be self-evident that calling an intense maintenance and safety surge is anything from a shutdown.

  • Fort Lee family finds niche in volunteer work

    Jul 30, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 30, 2015) -- The Loden family has been volunteering at Army Community Service events for more than 14 years.

  • Change of command, responsibility and mission for 401st AFSB

    Jul 30, 2015

    One ceremony encompassed a change of command, change of responsibility and change of mission for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade on Jul. 16.

  • Building readiness and expeditionary responsiveness of divisions and corps

    Jul 30, 2015

    We will build readiness in our tactical formations by better leveraging Materiel Management and Distribution Management capabilities in our sustainment units. Recent changes to home-station alignments involving Expeditionary Sustainment Commands and Sustainment Brigades offer an opportunity to dramatically improve delivery of sustainment effects at the division and corps levels.

  • 21st TSC hosts USAREUR CG for logistical TTX

    Jul 29, 2015

    The commanding generals of U.S. Army Europe and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command received an overview of theater logistics operations and planning from key subordinate leaders and subject matter experts during a logistical "table-top exercise" held July 27 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers' expertise in high demand at Army manufacturing center

    Jul 23, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Not since 9/11 has the Watervliet Arsenal had U.S. troops deploy to support its operations, until now, as nine personnel from the U.S. Army Reserve's 305th Engineer Facility Detachment from Staten Island deployed here July 13-24 to do critical support work.

  • Task Force Talon Soldiers honor Veterans during Guam Liberation Day Parade

    Jul 23, 2015

    For most Americans July 21 is just another day in the middle of summer, but for Americans on the US territory of Guam it is the island-wide holiday called "Liberation Day". This holiday is held in recognition of the day that the Battle of Guam began, 71 years ago, to free the island from the oppressive Imperial Japanese occupation during World War II. This year's holiday held extra meaning for the Soldiers of Task Force Talon, 94th Army air and Missile Defense Command, since it was the first time the unit participated in Liberation Day activities since deploying to Guam over two years ago.

  • CASCOM hosts Congressman, Florida delegation to discuss credentialing

    Jul 22, 2015

    Congressman David W. Jolly, Florida 13th District, paid a visit to the Combined Arms Support Command here July 17 and was taken on a tour of its schools and the surrounding installation. The visit provided insight into the curriculum, technology and techniques used to train logistics Soldiers and the credentialing opportunities available to them.

  • Renegades retrograde efforts include ammunition disposal

    Jul 21, 2015

    Soldiers from the 389th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command, (Expeditionary), cover many facets of the current sustainment and retrograde mission in Afghanistan. Supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel allows the battalion to perfect its operations, hone its logistical skills and garner the valuable experience that only a deployed Soldier receives.

  • Museum exhibit examines U.S. Army uniforms

    Jul 16, 2015

    FORT Lee, Va. (July 16, 2015) -- Over a year in the making, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum opened a permanent exhibit July 8 chronicling military dress from 19th century attire to more functional uniforms of the 21st century.

  • Oordnance Corps welcomes new chief

    Jul 16, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 16, 2015) -- Brig. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan took charge of the Ordnance Corps and School during an assumption of command ceremony Friday on Whittington Field, Ordnance Campus. He is the 39th Chief of Ordnance.

  • EOD team returns from Kosovo tour

    Jul 16, 2015

    Eleven 763rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company Soldiers, were honored at a welcome-home gathering July 13 on Fort Leonard Wood. The platoon recently returned from Kosovo.

  • Sharpsten takes command of 'Sustainers'

    Jul 14, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Sharpsten assumed command of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command during a change of command ceremony, July 10, at the 3rd ESC Headquarters.

  • Hawaii-based troops set to provide critical HR support to CENTCOM

    Jul 13, 2015

    More than 50 Hawaii-based human resource Soldiers were recognized during a deployment ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will support operations in the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Army's Industrial Base leaders meet to improve Soldier support, quality

    Jul 9, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- After nearly 15 years of sustained support to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 20 leaders from the Army's industrial base converged on the Watervliet Arsenal on July 8 to discuss how best to support our Army as it prepares for the next unpredictable crisis. The purpose of this gathering was to bring together key program managers for the Army's ground combat systems together with select leadership from the Army's arsenals and depots to discuss cost, schedules, and above all, quality, said Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr., the Arsenal commander.

  • Data-driven logistics: Not just another computer system

    Jul 7, 2015

    Merging our supply, maintenance, and property accountability systems into GCSS-Army will give us a consolidated picture that enables better-informed decisions.

  • Logistics in motion: Supporting the march to the Rhine

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Army logisticians fed, clothed, and supported a quarter of a million combat-weary Soldiers as they marched to the Rhine River after World War I.

  • Getting back to the basics

    Jul 7, 2015

    The 330th Transportation Battalion planned and executed a home-station field training exercise to prepare for expeditionary warfare.

  • The enhanced speed bag system

    Jul 7, 2015

    The enhanced speed bag system for helicopter resupply is a crucial development in aerial sustainment.

  • The simulation operations officer in a sustainment brigade

    Jul 7, 2015

    An FA57 simulation operations officer can significantly benefit a sustainment brigade that is preparing to deploy.

  • Watervliet machinists ship out to Fort Lee for 'basic' Army training

    Jul 7, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- The Secretary of the Army said before Congress last March, "Today and into the future, the Army must provide well-led and highly trained Soldiers organized into tailorable and scalable organizations that provide our Nation's leaders an array of options, both lethal and nonlethal, across the entire range of missions." The Arsenal has only one recommended modification to the Secretary's verbiage. "Today and into the future, the Army must provide well-led and highly trained Soldiers and 'Civilians' into tailorable and scalable organizations that provide our Nation's leaders an array of options..."

  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

    Jul 7, 2015

    Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another.

  • Family, faith, focus, resiliency helps Soldier heal from extensive combat wounds

    Jul 7, 2015

    "I remember my boss telling me and looking excited, he said 'Jeremy, it's a great day to be an American!" said Maj. Jeremy Haynes, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Maryland, to the packed Fitch Auditorium at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, June 24. "What have you done for your country today, and before you open your mouth, drop and give me 10 push ups,' and that was the kind of guy Maj. Gen. [Harold] Greene was. He was filled with humor."

  • Fort Lee ACS earns perfect accreditation score

    Jul 2, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 2, 2015) -- The Army Community Service program here was recently recognized with a perfect accreditation score after an early June inspection.

  • Fort Lee to gain 1,900 AIT students as result of Fort Jackson school closing

    Jul 2, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 2, 2015) -- The Ordnance School's Wheel Maintenance Training Department is scheduled to accommodate a projected 1,900 additional Soldiers annually when the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School at Fort Jackson, S.C., closes its doors Sept. 30.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's June 2015 newsletter called: The Salvo

    Jul 1, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of June 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation supporting our troops since the War of 1812.

  • IRACH hosts inaugural LGBT observance, event a first for Fort Knox community

    Jul 1, 2015

    Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky, hosted its inaugural LGBT observance-- an event that was a first for the Knox community. The guest speaker was IRACH troop commander Maj. Rachel Wienke, accompanied by her wife Carmen Vega, an occupational therapist at the Fort Knox Warrior Transition Unit. She spoke about the many changes that have affected the couple over the last five years.

  • Eighth Army Unveils "Grab and Go" Canteen

    Jul 1, 2015

    When Eighth Army leaders were thinking of a method to help Soldiers refuel their bodies after morning physical training sessions, there were numerous issues that had to be solved. Among those challenges was the physical distance between Yongsan Garrison's single dining facility to the barracks that many single and unaccompanied Soldiers occupy.

  • Boganowski succeeds Geck as 800th LSB commander

    Jun 29, 2015

    MUSTANG Okla.---Soldiers and civilians of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade said farewell to Col. Howard C. W. Geck and welcomed Col. Bradly M. Boganowski as the new commander during a change of command ceremony here at the headquarters June 28, 2015.

  • 173rd Airborne Brigade tests new heavy equipment drop zone in northern Italy

    Jun 26, 2015

    Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducted a demonstration of the brigade's airdrop capabilities by parachuting a military Humvee from a U.S. Air Force C-130 for Italian civic and military leaders at Frida IV Drop Zone near Dandalo, Italy, June 25.

  • Odierno awards LRC-Italy for deployment excellence

    Jun 26, 2015

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, presented the 2014 Deployment Excellence Award Outside the Continental United States to Logistics Readiness Center-Italy, June 10, in Washington, D.C.

  • Fort Lee instructor earns Pat Tillman scholarship

    Jun 26, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 25, 2015) -- Capt. Sharon F. Height, a Basic Officer Leadership Course instructor at the Army Logistics University, is one of 60 service members chosen as 2015 Tillman Scholars, a program of the Pat Tillman Foundation.

  • LRC-TS continues support in humanitarian causes

    Jun 26, 2015

    The Logistics Readiness Center-Torii Station, a subordinate element of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, manages the Humanitarian Assistance Program for the Pacific Command.

  • SDDC provides claims info for damaged, delayed personal property shipments

    Jun 25, 2015

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois, (June 24, 2015) -- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property directorate sent an advisory today to all Personal Property Shipping Offices and Department of Defense Household Goods Approved Transportation Service Providers containing important information about the claims process for damaged or delayed personal property and personally owned vehicle shipments.

  • LMP Increment 2 Wave 3 Goes Live!

    Jun 25, 2015

  • 202-year-old Arsenal announces $27M program to upgrade historic facility

    Jun 24, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced today a $27 million program that will upgrade critical facilities, some of which date back to the mid-1800s, said the chief of public works.

  • Logistics Soldiers prepare for Ironhorse Challenge, NTC

    Jun 23, 2015

    As the tankers, infantrymen, artillerymen, cavalry scouts and other warfighters of the 1st ABCT brigade prepare for gunneries and major summer exercises, logistics Soldiers are also quietly preparing.

  • Army executives receive prestigious presidential rank awards

    Jun 22, 2015

    In recognition of their exceptional contributions to the Army, eight senior-level civilians have been honored with presidential rank awards.

  • Quartermasters prepare for upcoming deployments, focus on teamwork

    Jun 22, 2015

    More than 30 Soldiers from the 540th Quartermaster Co., 45th Sustainment Brigade participated in a field competition June 15 - 17, at Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, that helped them fine tune their shower and laundry set-up skills, exercise their warrior tasks and drills, and overall increase their ability to rapidly respond to a full range of contingency operations across the Pacific and globe.

  • Top Army adviser tours, challenges Arsenal to better protect, use critical resources

    Jun 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's top adviser for the strategic direction of all matters pertaining to Army installations visited the most historic and critically important manufacturing center in the Army -- the Watervliet Arsenal. This was the first visit to the Arsenal by the Honorable Katherine Hammack, who has been the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and the Environment since 2010.

  • New leader slated for Ordnance Corps

    Jun 18, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 18, 2015) -- Brig. Gen. John F. Haley wrapped up his tour as the Chief of Ordnance with a relinquishment of command ceremony Friday in the maintenance high bay at Hatcher Hall on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Quartermaster takes helm at Army Logistics University

    Jun 18, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 18, 2015) -- By his own account, Col. Thomas J. Rogers' speech went a bit long despite the fact he avoided mentioning many of the dignitaries present. It wasn't intentional, declared the new commandant of the Army Logistics University, but it was more important to spend the time sharing a short list of commitments.

  • Units in Europe begin training on new logistics system

    Jun 18, 2015

    The 7th Joint Multinational Training Command and the 18th Military Police Brigade are the first United States Army Europe units to undergo training on the new Global Combat Support System -Army (GCSS-Army), June 15 -- July 2, 2015, here.

  • 2nd Cav. Regt. Soldiers attend 'Stryker University'

    Jun 18, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment are attending the Army's only Stryker Common Chassis Sustainment Maintenance course, which began this week at Vilseck, Germany. This is the first iteration of the course which will occur quarterly.

  • 509th Signal Battalion wins Army Supply Excellence Award

    Jun 17, 2015

    The 509th Signal Battalion in Vicenza, Italy, was recently recognized as one of the Army's best in logistics, being named a winner in the Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • 200 years later, still in search of perfection

    Jun 17, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Some might believe that after more than 200 years of continuous operation the Watervliet Arsenal would have perfected a workforce development program by now. Just as the arsenal's product lines have been transformed through the years, the arsenal now finds itself urgently needing to transform its workforce development program.

  • RIA, Quad Cities celebrate Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 17, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal's 2015 Army Birthday Ball hosted a variety of military, civilian and community leaders at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, June 13.

  • Red River named winner of maintenance award

    Jun 15, 2015

    Red River Army Depot is once again receiving top honors for their maintenance efforts. The depot has been chosen as winner of the Fiscal Year 2014 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence in the depot category. This is third time RRAD has won the AAME award.

  • ASC CG addresses funding shortfall, command climate in town hall

    Jun 15, 2015

  • Grass: National Guard accessible, operational contributor to Total Force

    Jun 11, 2015

    Army Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, recently visited leaders and Service members in Belgium, Germany, Egypt, Djibouti, Israel and Kuwait.

  • USACRC releases expanded crew endurance guide

    Jun 10, 2015

    To steadfastly hold out against impairment -- that's what it means to endure. It's an apt descriptor for a Soldier, especially in today's harried world. Endurance is a necessity for everything Soldiers do.

  • Letterkenny Munitions Center welcomes new commander

    Jun 10, 2015

    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- As part of Army tradition, the Letterkenny Munitions Center welcomed a new commanding officer during an official Change of Command Ceremony, held here, June 4. Lt. Col. Trenton J. Conner replaced Lt. Col. Bryan E. Fowler, who relinquished command of LEMC after two years as the senior leader.

  • Odierno: Army tops at force sustainment

    Jun 10, 2015

    "One of the great advantages our Army has over every other army in the world is our ability to do strategic operational and tactical logistics," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno at the Combined Logistics Excellence Awards ceremony at the Pentagon, June 10.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Gains New Commander

    Jun 10, 2015

    Col. Jim Hooper became the 17th commander of Crane Army Ammunition Activity June 10 at a ceremony overlooking Naval Support Activity Crane's Lake Greenwood. A large crowd of Army, Navy and civilians watched as command colors passed from Col. Robert "Joe" Dixon, Jr., to Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, Commanding General of U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, to Hooper.  

  • MPs join Special Olympics torch run, raise community awareness

    Jun 10, 2015

    Nearly 300 Soldiers from within the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, joined law enforcement professionals from across the islands of Hawaii during the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, in Honolulu, May 29.

  • Special MP team prepares for real-life response through active-shooter training

    Jun 10, 2015

    Members of the Special Reaction Team (SRT), 39th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, participated in an active shooter training exercise, held June 4, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District, here.

  • MWD teams enhance readiness through certification

    Jun 10, 2015

    Standing outside Sergeant Smith Theater where a possible bomb may be hidden, Spc. Arianna Dotson, a patrol explosive detector dog handler with 520th Military Working Dog (MWD) Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, waits with her K-9 partner, Dunco.

  • Army vessel departs on first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pathways

    Jun 10, 2015

    Friends and families bid farewell to the crew of Logistic Support Vessel-2, the U.S. Army Vessel CW3 Harold A. Clinger, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 6 as the Hawaii-based Army Watercraft System began its first trans-Pacific voyage in support of Pacific Pathways 15.2.

  • General Odierno to Honor 39 Army Logistics Units In June 10th Ceremony At the Pentagon

    Jun 9, 2015

    Washington D.C. -- Thirty-nine U.S. Army logistics units will be honored at the Pentagon at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at the 11th 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 Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Lieutenant General Gustave F. Perna will speak at the ceremony and recognize the winners for their excellence.

  • Arsenal builds hardened cannons, relationship with Canadian Army

    Jun 8, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. ― Just as solid as the steel the Arsenal uses to form cannons for U.S. tanks is its sense of purpose to help educate U.S. and allied troops. This was evident Thursday as more than 30 members of the Canadian Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, visited the Arsenal to learn about U.S. military weapons research, design, and manufacturing.

  • 100th Division 'son's of Bitche' return to France

    Jun 5, 2015

    BITCHE, France -- Four WWII veterans from the 100th Infantry Division returned to France and Germany to participate in events commemorating the armistice of 1945, victory in Europe, the liberation of Lemberg, Germany, Bitche and Rimling, France in early May 2015. Col. Martin Schulz of the 100th Training Division (Operations Support) attended on behalf of Brig. Gen. Jason Walrath, the 100th TD (OS) commander. The 100th TD (OS) is a WWII legacy division originally activated as the 100th ID in 1942 under the command of Maj. Gen. Withers A. Burress after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

  • Best of the best

    Jun 5, 2015

    Over the past 20 years, 20 different dining facilities across the Army have had the honor of being named the best in the business, but only one has done it two years in a row. The Courage Inn Dinning Facility, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main, Washington, beat out almost 300 other DFACs to retain the title as the best DFAC in the Army, and received the Philip A. Connelly Trophy during an award presentation, June 4.

  • "Iron Brigade" Expeditionary Training

    Jun 4, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Shortly following the alert message, the team assembled and began the exercise. Members of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a deployment readiness exercise, 28-29 May, 2015.

  • Reserve engineers train on 'new' munitions system

    Jun 4, 2015

    Army Reserve engineer Soldiers trained on a munitions system for the first time, designed to replace mines, reduce personal hazards and maintain the element of surprise.

  • Educators jump with Golden Knights-offers opportunity to spend time with Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2015

    The opportunity to interact with Soldiers, like those represented by the Golden Knights, gives members of communities not located near Army installations a chance to see who a Soldier really is. It also gives them a chance to hear from that Soldier on why they are Soldiers, and what it is he or she really does. Cadet Command's 7th Brigade hosted the U.S. Army Golden Knights May 27-29 on Fort Knox's Brooks Parade Field. This opportunity gave community, leaders and educators associated the 7th Brigade area a chance to spend quality time with Army Soldiers.

  • DOD looking to save on service contracts

    Jun 4, 2015

    The Department of Defense, or DOD, spends more on services than it does on purchasing weapons and equipment, said Alan Estevez, and he would like to see efficiencies in service contracts save the department as much as $15 billion.

  • Army leader opens business symposium

    Jun 4, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command told more than 400 attendees that now is the time to become innovative partners in working with the government.