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  • Laying a new line Quartermasters take on Convoy Security duty during deployment to Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2011

    National Guard Quartermasters lay down their skills as pipefitters to become convoy security team

  • SNAP provides ASC common operating picture

    Feb 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command has obtained a mobile satellite system which will enable its Army Field Support Brigades to establish a common operating picture and provide capability for organic communications in forward command post situations.

  • 36th Culinary Arts Competition: event sports new name, reward for participation same

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va (Feb. 17, 2011) -Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Gray and Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Justin Reed last competed in the Culinary Arts Competition two years ago.

  • Special team restores small arms to fighting condition

    Feb 15, 2011

    Working with Army Sustainment Command's 406th Army Field Support Brigade, the Small Arms Readiness Evaluation Team recently assisted in resetting the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos" of the 10th Mountain Division.

  • Heavy Transporters train on new equipment

    Feb 11, 2011

    From Jan. 24 to Feb. 28, Sustainers from the 233rd Heavy Transportation Company will be conducting drivers training on their newly acquired equipment, the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP) Caiman.

  • C-17s deliver largest OEF fuel resupply in Afghanistan

    Feb 10, 2011

    Three C-17 Globemaster IIIs carrying 120 bundles dropped the largest resupply of fuel ever to a remote military outpost in Afghanistan.

  • Property accountability: It's our responsibility

    Feb 9, 2011

    Property accountability and good supply discipline is not only important across the Army, it's "priceless."

  • Property accountability: It's our responsibility

    Feb 9, 2011

    Property accountability and good supply discipline is not only important across the Army, it's "priceless."

  • Small cafe keeps busy Soldiers fed in Iraq

    Feb 9, 2011

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The Guardian CafAfA isn't much, but for the hundreds of Soldiers who visit it daily, it's enough. The small cafAfA is housed in two trailers propped on cinder blocks, and it's the only place to eat for Soldiers here who don't have enough time to eat at the camp's main dining facility.

  • Reserve team begins new chapter at Fort Benning, Ga.

    Feb 8, 2011

  • Enhanced Combat Helmet to be fielded in fall

    Feb 4, 2011

    The Army is looking at an improved combat helmet that surpasses the capabilities of what Soldiers are currently wearing in the field, and it may be available in the fall.

  • Soldiers prepare helicopters for return to US

    Feb 4, 2011

    An Army aviation brigade out of Fort Riley, Kan., is preparing its aircraft to return from Iraq this spring.

  • New IWTP opens at Anniston Army Depot

    Feb 3, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot commemorated the grand opening of its $40.1 million industrial wastewater treatment plant with a ribbon cutting ceremony here Jan. 21. Officials said the event is a major milestone in the depot's history of producing military equipment for the U.S. and its allies.

  • 'Battle Ready' Brigade focuses on command supply discipline

    Feb 3, 2011

    Col. Robert A. Warburg, commander of the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, hosted several high-level Army logisticians to conduct a logistics seminar for all 188th Brigade personnel not currently engaged in a mission. The seminar provided insight on the Army's logistics systems and introduced the new Global Combat Support System - Army.

  • Deputy FORSCOM commander visits 'Resolute' brigade - tours watercraft

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Jan. 28) - The 7th Sustainment Brigade enjoyed a visit from Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, the U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general, Jan. 28. The visit began with the brigade's deployment ceremony at Anderson Field House and was immediately followed by a deployment brief in the 7th Sus. Bde. conference room. The 'Resolute' leadership and staff detailed the brigade's plans for their upcoming deployment, including the mission sets for both forward and rear personnel. Bromberg gave advice on deployment and his personal lessons learned.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade 'Resolute Warriors' case colors for deployment to Afghanistan, Ira

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Jan. 28) - Soldiers of the 7th Sustainment Brigade stood shoulder to shoulder at Fort Eustis' Anderson Field House this morning for a 10 a.m. deployment ceremony. The brigade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, and the 53rd Transportation Battalion, officially cased their unit colors and bid a fond farewell to family and friends in light of their pending deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • BLSTs get new homes at Fort Carson

    Jan 31, 2011

    The 407th Army Field Support Battalion-Carson Commander, Lt. Col. Andrew Centineo, along with Robert Giles, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District resident engineer, and Tim Woods, owner of Liberty General Contractors, LLC, braved the single digit temperatures Jan. 11 to break the frozen ground at the future site of the first brigade logistics support team facility to be built at Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Resolve to help Troops Stay Connected, Supplied in the New Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    Any American can give the gift of connection now and throughout the New Year to troops far from home with All Services Exchange phone and gift cards.

  • AFSB commander interviewed about Iraq drawdown

    Jan 27, 2011

    Col. Lawrence Fuller, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade commander, is interviewed by Fox 18 News reporter Chris Williams concerning the Army Sustainment Command's mission to support the current drawdown in Iraq.

  • Gen. Dunwoody briefs AMC State of Command

    Jan 27, 2011

    Opening the Commander's Conference hosted by Army Sustainment Command, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command, gives her state of command briefing on Jan. 25.

  • Logistics key to Afghan success, DCOM-Regional Support CSM says

    Jan 24, 2011

    At every destination during his battlefield circulation, one functional area threaded all three sites near Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan - logistics. For Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Vincent, this is the key to success for coalition forces in Afghanistan. Not just to meet the 2014 withdrawal date, but to ensure continuous success for decades to come.

  • ASC takes operational control of Directorates of Logistics in Korea and Japan

    Jan 24, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command took operational control of the Directorates of Logistics in Korea and Japan on Jan. 1. This transition is the first step in a process that will transfer the DOLs, including personnel and resources, from the Installation Management Command to the Army Materiel Command.

  • The first 100 days: a story of sustainment

    Jan 24, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - What organization's finance office processes an average of $181 million per month and on a daily basis is responsible for feeding more than 100,000 personnel' Their contracted vehicles travel an average of 23,570 miles per day and their contracted aircraft fly an average of 23,700 passengers monthly' Is this a Fortune 500 company' No, it's the 184th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and its subordinate units.

  • Special delivery

    Jan 24, 2011

    Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, help deliver baby from Afghanistan

  • History keeps rolling with new technology

    Jan 21, 2011

    Caissons keep rolling along with help from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Some of the oldest equipment in the Army is being updated with new hardware, thanks to state-of-the-art technology currently being fielded here. For almost 100 years, Caisson Wagons have served our military. They've carried the flag draped caskets of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson along with Army General Douglas MacArthur and countless other military heroes over the years.

  • Drawdown brings non-standard equipment mission to Sierra

    Jan 18, 2011

  • Gen. Dunwoody awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor

    Jan 17, 2011

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody was awarded the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt award, the NCAA's highest honor.

  • Picatinny 'squeezes in' solution for MRAP ammo stowage

    Jan 14, 2011

    As a result of the innovation and expertise of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Soldiers are now using an Army-approved ammo stowage system that is safe, reliable and effective. The system is called MARS, which stands for Modular Ammunition Restraint System. ARDEC has already sent more than 700 into combat zones. But that is only the beginning. The Army estimates that several thousand MARS will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan within the year.

  • New vision highlights ASC town hall meeting

    Jan 13, 2011

    New vision and mission statements focus of Army Sustainment Command town hall meeting.

  • Skills-Based Training being tested at Ordnance School

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 13, 2011) -- Today's dynamic operational environment demands a more versatile maintenance Soldier, one who has the skills to repair and maintain an ever-changing inventory of equipment.

  • LMP up and running in Army Sustainment Command

    Jan 13, 2011

    What started as a room full of trained expert advisors is now nearly empty, with only a few employees waiting like Maytag repairmen. Implementation of the Logistics Modernization Program has gone smoothly and no longer requires as many expert advisers.

  • Bagram Airfield receives new aircraft fueling system

    Jan 13, 2011

    A new aircraft fueling system at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, will cut refueling time in half.

  • CSA tours Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Jan 12, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army, made his first visit to tour Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, and thank the workforce.

  • Arsenal production weathers the storm as it has since 1813

    Jan 12, 2011

    Snapshot of the Army's Watervliet Arsenal in upstate New York during a snow storm on January 12, 2011. Adverse weather rarely stops production at this historic site that has been in operation since 1813.

  • IMCOM to AMC logistics transformation on schedule for Oct. 1 completion

    Jan 11, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas-- While transferring the logistics functions of U.S. Army installations across the globe from one U.S. Army command to another is no simple task, the Installation Management Command and the Army Materiel Command are making strides toward the scheduled completion date of Oct. 1.

  • Tobyhanna manufactures 1 million helmet brackets

    Jan 11, 2011

    The number of helmet bracket assemblies shipped from here to Soldiers around the world, since 2006, surpassed the one million mark last week. Over the past four years, hundreds of employees have all but perfected the large scale manufacturing of military issue helmet brackets and clips.

  • Model behavior: Instructor perpetuates passion for vehicle preservation

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 6, 2011) -- Holding a small plastic model of a military jeep in his hand, Lee Holland pointed out flaws like the globs of glue on the hood and windshield but admitted it wasn't a bad assembly job for a 5-year-old.

  • Army honors best in food service

    Jan 4, 2011

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee are proud to announce the winners of the annual Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army food service. From providing nutritional meals to creating morale boosting environments, food service professionals keep the Army rolling along. This program honors those professionals, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service.

  • Logisticians push essentials to troops by any, all means

    Jan 3, 2011

    The 382nd Transportation Theater Opening Element, Fort Eustis, Va., augmenting the 3rd Battalion of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade, recently completed a four-month supply and equipment push to ensure troops in the field have what they need to get the job done.

  • 3-401st helps keep Buffalos rolling

    Jan 3, 2011

    Searching out improvised explosive devices is the daily mission for members of the 264th Route Clearance Company/Battalion Route Clearance Package 38, based at Forward Operating Base Shank in eastern Afghanistan. Their mission puts them in frequent danger, but their services are essential for the movement of vehicles and supplies.

  • Keeping the lights on in Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2010

    Operating under the aegis of Army Sustainment Command's 401st Army Field Support Brigade, the 4BCT/101ABN BLST is the leading element of the Materiel Enterprise, bringing logistics experience and expertise to bear on the battlefield.

  • Small post with big achievement

    Dec 23, 2010

    "Given our inherently dangerous activities associated with manufacturing, we should all be pleased by our collective efforts to reduce our lost time rate by 58 percent from the AMC stated goal," Colonel Mark F. Migaleddi said.

  • Of all the splendor of what might have been

    Dec 22, 2010

    By 1995, there was a heated race by at least four defense contractors to design, develop, and test a new lightweight artillery system and the Watervliet Arsenal was in the thick of it thanks to the unique capabilities that reside at this post. An experimental howitzer that was developed and tested as part of this race is being donated by General Dynamics to the Arsenal museum.

  • Arsenal Operations Director says it's a 'wrap'

    Dec 22, 2010

    The Watervliet Arsenal has coordinated with a local media company by the name of Media Stream to develop a series of marketing videos for the Arsenal. A total of four videos will be developed to help tell the Arsenal story to internal and external audiences.

  • Deployed troops get break with USO, holiday programs

    Dec 22, 2010

    Thousands of troops deployed overseas away from their families this Christmas can at least look forward to USO entertainment and special holiday meals.

  • HMMWV Reset in 60 seconds

    Dec 20, 2010

    In one minute, see the complete HMMWV Reset process at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, Texas.

  • Sustainers Compete for Top NCO, Soldier

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2010) - Seven Soldiers and noncommissioned officers from across the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) competed for the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter title during a board here Dec. 14. The board, comprised of several senior NCOs, tested the competitors on their military knowledge and basic Soldier skills.

  • T-12 finds new home at Fort Lee

    Dec 15, 2010

    The T-12 bomb that was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has been moved to its new home at Fort Lee, Va. The giant "earthquake" bomb is hailed as the largest conventional air dropped munitions ever built. The bomb was conceived by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department during the closing months of WWII and only 57 were built.

  • Being stuck is good for training

    Dec 15, 2010

    The new training ground resembles an all-terrain vehicle park with roads winding back and forth across the landscape lined with old cars and broken equipment. Strategically placed mud and water mire pits are scattered throughout the training area, affording students an opportunity to practice recovery in almost any situation. Here at the Ordnance School's new Vehicle Recovery Training Center, classes range from understanding how to turn over flipped vehicles to mathematics that help determine the suction of a vehicle immersed in either water or mud. The center has the ability to train more than 2,000 students yearly in the areas of wheeled and tracked vehicle recovery, maintenance and rigging.

  • A day in the life of an Army truck driver in Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2010

    Garrett Bartlett has logged thousands of miles across barren landscapes. He carries the mail and supplies vital to the well-being of Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar Province.

  • Go Army! Beat Navy!

    Dec 9, 2010

  • Transportation School holds its first-ever graduation at Fort Lee

    Dec 8, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 8, 2010) -- Pvt. Shameli Ali and Spc. David Moore, clad in their Class A uniforms, were sharp in appearance and deliberate in their actions. They walked to the stage after their names and achievements were announced over the speaker system; received their diplomas; shook hands with the presenters; and smartly returned to their seats, showing little emotion.

  • Army's LSV-1 sets sail for Army-Navy game

    Dec 7, 2010

    The General Frank S. Besson, Jr. LSV-1, 24th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, will make a port call in the vicinity of Philadelphia during the annual Army - Navy college football game showing support for the Army while docked in the area of the stadium.

  • Shipborne Army equipment gets a quick turnaround in Korea

    Dec 4, 2010

    Operations at Gwangyang, Republic of Korea, continue as Army Prepositioned Stocks - Afloat equipment is taken off the USNS Watson, serviced and returned, ensuring materiel readiness.

  • Marines make a radio call to the Watervliet Arsenal

    Dec 1, 2010

    When the Marines deploy a tank company to Afghanistan this December, which would be the first time the U.S. military has deployed tanks to the Afghanistan war effort, it will bring with it enhanced Marine lethality and survivability developed by the Watervliet Arsenal. What will be different about this deployment is that these tanks will have a new Forward Observer/Forward Air Controller radio configuration that was designed by the Army's BenAfAt Laboratories and then assembled for shipment by Arsenal manufacturing personnel.

  • U.S. Army Master Sergeant wins two gold medals with ACF Culinary National Team USA

    Nov 24, 2010

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark Morgan won two gold medals at the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary National Team USA. The medals were awarded for the team's hot dinner and cold table display. Morgan is the team's pastry chef and the first U.S. Soldier ever selected to be on the ACF national team. He has served on the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team (USACAT) since 1997 as a pastry chef and advisor. Currently he is the senior enlisted aide to General Martin E. Dempsey, Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Lee welcomes first female Quartermaster General

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army's first female Quartermaster General officially took her post during a Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence-hosted ceremony Monday morning at Fort Lee's Williams Stadium.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Army Reserve culinary decorations center of attraction

    Nov 22, 2010

    This year, three Army Reserve Soldiers are members of the U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team from Ft. Lee, Va., that will compete in the Culinary World Cup in Luxemburg, November 20-25. Staff Sgt. Joseph Parker of the 841st Engineer Battalion, Miami, Fla., Spc. Jeffrey Vaughan assigned to the 55th Sustainment Brigade from Ft. Belvoir, Va. and Sgt. Trent Skinner of the 645th Transportation Company (Inland Cargo) from Las Vegas, Nev., are the first Army Reserve Soldiers to be appointed to the them that has been a joint team, open to service members from all branches, since 2008.

  • Army team wins first medals in Culinary World Cup

    Nov 22, 2010

    The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team today won its first medals at the Culinary World Cup being held in Luxemburg through Nov. 24.

  • Sustainers restore Cowley Cemetery

    Nov 22, 2010

    Members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered during Fort Knox's post cleanup to clean Cowley Cemetery on Nov. 3. The cleanup came as part of Fort Knox's post-wide cleanup involving most of the units on post. The purpose of the cleanup was to focus the full weight of the installation's available resources to maintain a high state of appearance for all Fort Knox facilities and grounds.

  • Depot Delivers 400th Honeywell T-55 Engine

    Nov 19, 2010

  • Gen. Dunwoody Presents Purple Heart

    Nov 18, 2010

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command, prepares to present the Purple Heart to Staff Sgt. Victor Smith of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade. Dunwoody, along with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Malcolm O'Neill, visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to present Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians with awards and coins for exemplary service in Afghanistan.

  • Blackhorse cooks rewarded for frying competition

    Nov 16, 2010

    11th ACR food services Soldiers were awarded by the FORSCOM commander for winning the FORSCOM level of the Connelly Competition in Active Army Field Kitchen Category, Nov. 12.

  • Army Sustainment Command adds installation logistics to its menu

    Nov 15, 2010

    Operational control of installation-level logistics activities has been handed over to Army Sustainment Command. The move, affecting primarily stateside activities at this point, is under the auspices of the Materiel Enterprise, which led to transfer of installation Directorates of Logistics from Installation Management Command to Army Materiel Command, parent of ASC.

  • 21st TSC provides vital movement support for Warfighters

    Nov 15, 2010

    Echoes of sledgehammers pounding on metal stakes ring out at the Baumholder railhead Nov. 10 as Soldiers and Civilians from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command provide movement support for the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • Hundreds of war fighters return home

    Nov 12, 2010

    More than 200 Soldiers from 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade returned to Fort Carson last week, after assisting a massive shift in U.S. Central Command forces. Eighty-four Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 68th CSSB, 43rd SB, arrived from Afghanistan Nov. 2, followed by another 121 with 60th Ordnance Company from Iraq Saturday. During one-year deployments, the units supported the troop buildup in Afghanistan and drawdown in Iraq.

  • Wounded warrior rides bike across Israel

    Nov 6, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) Aca,!" A Fort Lee employee had the opportunity of a lifetime recently when he traveled across Israel on his bike.

  • FORSCOM Hispanic warrant officer attains a first in his professional field

    Nov 3, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) Princido Texidor, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Food Service advisor, was promoted today to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5). The promotion made Texidor of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the first Hispanic to achieve the rank of CW5 in the Army's Food Service branch. CW5 is the highest rank in the Warrant Officer Corps. Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, FORSCOM's G4/Director of Logistics, presided over the promotion ceremony, which took place in the Hall of Heroes at the Soldier Support Center at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Sustainers Participate In Pierce Elementary Fall Festival

    Nov 2, 2010

    Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered at Pierce Elementary School's Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 29th.

  • Army Logistics News Special Report: The big move

    Nov 1, 2010

    Army G-4 takes a special look at the complex logistics efforts of the drawdown in Iraq and the build-up of troops in Afghanistan.

  • Nepalanese students receive HMMWV training

    Nov 1, 2010

    In Sept., 18 students from Nepal travelled to Selfridge Air Force Base, Mich., to receive HMMWV operator and maintenance training.

  • Joint Operations Board increases wash rack productivity with efficiencies

    Nov 1, 2010

    The responsible drawdown in Iraq is proving to be one of the largest logistical operations in modern military history and is receiving a great deal of attention throughout leadership channels. The Army Sustainment Command's 2nd Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait bears the lion's share of the responsibilities for retrograde operations once the assets leave Iraq. The battalion's efforts are focused on receiving the assets from Iraq and processing them in Kuwait so they can be retrograded back to the continental United States.

  • Speed dating...Watervliet Arsenal style

    Nov 1, 2010

    In the midst of a $130 million budget, the arsenal contracting office found itself caught between bureaucracy and speed dating in the awarding of more than $42 million in U.S. contracts last fiscal year. Please do not jump to the wrong conclusion, because the 20 folks who work in the contracting office are not engaging the social scene on government time. If they were, that would be a front page story. Nevertheless, some of the attributes of dating are alive and well at the arsenal.

  • General welcomed, 10 Soldiers retire at Rock Island Arsenal

    Nov 1, 2010

    On a cold, gray, windy afternoon, the newest general officer was welcomed while 10 Soldiers were honored for their service as fellow Soldiers, family, friends and co-workers gathered at a retirement and retreat ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal's Constitution Square Oct. 28. Maj. Gen Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, officially welcomed Brig. Gen. Brian R. Layer, deputy commanding general for sustainment, who has been serving at ASC since Sept. 6.

  • Couple shares experience of being married Soldiers deployed together

    Nov 1, 2010

    Ashleigh, noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the secretary of general staff for 1st Armored Division, United States Division - Center, and a Malibu, Calif., native, and Matthew, a vehicle maintenance noncommissioned officer with the headquarters motor pool with 1st Armd. Div., and a Mobile, Ala., native, have been married to each other for more than five years and have many experiences most civilian couples do not share.

  • 41st Trans. Co. returns from OEF, receives warm welcome home

    Oct 28, 2010

    The Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center here was jam-packed with the family, friends and loved ones Oct. 13 to welcome home 138 Soldiers from the 41st Transportation Company who returned to Germany after serving 12 months in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Fusing together training and technology

    Oct 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Ordnance School is saving time and money by utilizing the most state-of-the-art welding training currently available in the maintenance community. The VRTEX 360, a virtual welding training device, is literally changing the way the Army trains its Soldiers. Through the use of a helmet, simulated welding torch and 'coupon', the VRTEX 360 creates a realistic computer environment for the students to train. The system uses magnetic sensors to track movements, speed and precision and then provides feedback on how well the student preformed their weld.

  • Army Africa, SDDC partner with Uganda military to assess railway reconstruction

    Oct 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa and SDDC Transportation Engineering Agency logisticians supported a Uganda People's Defense Force team to determine the current operational status of the Ugandan railway system and its rolling stock, assess the capability of UPDF personnel to rehabilitate the network, and identify potential sites for training and repair operations. A five-year reconstruction of the nation's railway system is in the planning stages.

  • ASC celebrates Fall Fest at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 26, 2010

    There's nothing like getting together with friends, dressing up in Halloween costumes, and throwing pies in people's faces. Rock Island Arsenal community members gathered after work to enjoy some friendship, food and fun activities during the 3rd annual Family Readiness Group Fall Festival held Oct. 20 at Heritage Hall. The Army Sustainment Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company and the Community-Based Warrior in Transition Unit FRG teamed up to hold this event. The FRG provides support and services to deployed troops, civilians and their families.

  • Army sergeant finds his passion in baking

    Oct 23, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Whoever said "never trust a skinny chef" could not have been thinking about military cooks at the time. Meet the 185-pound U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald.

  • Depot Sidewinder Missile team wins Shingo medallion

    Oct 22, 2010

  • Saber Strike 2011 kicks off in Latvia

    Oct 22, 2010

    The flags of four nations bonded by the war in Afghanistan waved side by side during the opening ceremony of Saber Strike 11, at Adazi Training Area Oct. 18.

  • ASC goes 'live' with Logistics Modernization Program

    Oct 21, 2010

    Months in the planning, LMP goes "live" at Army Sustainment Command

  • National Guard takes control of major U.S. command in Afghanistan

    Oct 21, 2010

    Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan, the senior supply and logistics command for all U.S. forces in Afghanistan, changed hands between two National Guard units Oct. 17 during a transfer of authority ceremony.

  • Army testing diesel-electric truck

    Oct 20, 2010

    The Army is now testing a new Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, or HEMTT A3 -- a 35,000-pound, diesel-electric-powered truck able to improve fuel economy by 20 percent and transport up to 100 kilowatts of exportable power.

  • From the unemployment line to the border line

    Oct 17, 2010

    Spc. Trevor Howard, a 38-year-old father of three, joined the Army in 2008 to provide for his Family after 14 months of unemployment. Two years later, he hopes to become a career officer.

  • Upgrade kits for M4 come in 2011

    Oct 15, 2010

    The Army expects to field the new sniper rifle, the XM2010, by January. And the Mounted Solider System will reach a low rate initial production decision by mid-2011.

  • Stryker lone production at ANAD during LMP blackout

    Oct 15, 2010

    Anniston Army Depot shut down its production lines in early October to prepare for the deployment of a new business system, the Army's Logistics Modernization Program. However, depot and General Dynamics employees were still able to work on Stryker programs.

  • Fort Lee, Sustainment Center of Excellence readies stage for 'Best Warrior'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- In a few days, a select group of warriors will converge upon Fort Lee to showcase their soldiering skills for the 2010 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition.

  • Strykers arrive in Latvia for Saber Strike 11

    Oct 14, 2010

    Deployment and Distribution Support Teams from SDDC's 950th Transportation Company in Bremerhaven, Germany, played a vital role in orchestrating the receipt and discharge of Stryker vehicles at the Vecmilgravis Terminal in Riga, Latvia.

  • Army Africa takes delivery of Deployable Automated Cargo Measurement System

    Oct 13, 2010

    U.S. Army Africa's G-4 Mobility Division added a sophisticated piece of equipment to its inventory recently that will augment the command's ability to deploy and re-deploy a wide range of vehicles and cargo in short order. The arrival at Vicenza of the Deployable Automated Cargo Measurement System (DACMS) drew more than a dozen logistics professionals from Army Africa and the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Logistics to a briefing, demonstration and hands-on training at Caserma Ederle, Italy.

  • Strykers from last Iraq combat brigade arrive at Canaveral

    Oct 7, 2010

    The last Stryker Brigade Combat Team to leave Iraq has arrived home at Port Canaveral, Fla. In an unusual mission for SDDC's Cape Canaveral Detachment, part of 832nd Transportation Battalion, more than 300 vehicles were moved through a port best known for cruises and space shuttle missions.

  • 'Resolute' Warriors demonstrate water-borne capability in Japan

    Oct 4, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Sept. 13, 2010) - Soldiers from the 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, participated in the Pacific Reach 2010 exercise Aug. 22 through Sept. 8 in Japan. The 21 'Waterborne' Soldiers began their mission at Yokohama North Dock where they assisted with an inventory of Army Materiel Command vessels. They ensured the watercraft were well-stocked and conducted inspections of the vessels to identify maintenance issues. After tending to some minor repairs, the boats were ready to get under way, explained 2nd Lt. Scott Lechner, 97th Trans. Co. platoon leader and the mission officer in charge for Pacific Reach.

  • APS-4 equipment makes waves

    Sep 28, 2010

    APS-4 watercraft made waves on their way from Yokohama Harbor to the shores of Ito City. Two Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 2000-series boats participated in Pacific Reach 2010, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2010.

  • Hold the batteries! Benet Labs engineers awarded "round counter" patent

    Sep 21, 2010

    With each round fired from a mortar or a gun tube, the weapon inches closer to its demise. When each round is fired, damage accumulates in the tube. Reach a certain threshold and the tube may fail. "It could be catastrophic," said Mark Johnson, electronics engineer with the Benet Laboratories, Armament Technologies Division at the Watervliet Arsenal in N.Y.

  • 8th TSC cooks up excellence

    Sep 20, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Napoleon said it best, "An Army marches on its stomach." Clearly, military personnel need to eat well to perform well, and Soldiers definitely performed well after the meal they ate, here, Sept. 10.

  • Pilferage, transportation among challenges in Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2010

    Pilferage and a lack of coastal waterways are two of the problems faced by Army logistics in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, operations continue to be challenged by the fact the country is landlocked.

  • Transportation School at Fort Lee prepares for first students

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 17, 2010) - When the Transportation School conducts its first classes here next month, it will not only mark the beginning of a new era of training at Fort Lee but also represents one of the final steps of an ambitious plan to converge the Army's sustainment support community under a single "center of excellence."

  • 396th Harbormaster Detachment Soldiers return home from Kuwait

    Sep 16, 2010

    Approximately 20 Soldiers from the 396th Harbormaster Detachment, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade stand before their fellow 'Over the Shore' Soldiers, family and friends during a late-night welcome-home ceremony Sept. 10 at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story.


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