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  • 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.

  • Congressman and AMC Commanding General Meet at Depot

    Sep 14, 2010

  • Watervliet's emergency exercise unites multiple capabilities toward one goal

    Sep 13, 2010

    The arsenal's largest emergency response exercise concluded on Sept. 3rd where more than 50 arsenal emergency workers and Capital District civilian emergency response professionals simulated an active-shooter scenario.

  • Phantom Battalion adjusts to New Dawn

    Sep 12, 2010

    Soldiers deployed to Iraq with the III Corps Special Troops Battalion are unlikely to see a dramatic shift in their day-to-day missions following the transition of United States Forces- Iraq to Operation New Dawn, Sept. 1.

  • Sustainment Center of Excellence welcomes new commander

    Sep 10, 2010

    The Combined Arms Support Command, Sustainment Center of Excellence, held a change of command ceremony at Fort Lee, Va. Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge took command from Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross.

  • Army hits drawdown milestones in Iraq

    Sep 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army has succeeded in closing hundreds of forward operating bases, removing thousands of troops and drawing down vast amounts of equipment from Iraq in advance of the formal end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the beginning of Operation New Dawn September 1st, 2010 --- removing trucks, tanks, ammunition, supply containers and helicopters from Iraq as part of a well-planned, systematic drawdown of equipment, service officials said.

  • Sustainers test readiness with tactical operations exercise

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky (Aug. 30, 2010) - Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a Tactical Operations Center Exercise on Fort Knox 23-26 Aug. The purpose of the TOCEX was to test the 3d ESC's readiness for a short-notice deployment, like the one the unit dealt with when it went to Haiti earlier this year.

  • 'Resolute' Warriors donate relief supplies to hospice in Africa

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA. (Sep. 1, 2010) - Soldiers give a great deal of themselves every single day. High operational tempo, deployments overseas, and a rigorous training schedule demand much of a Soldier's time and energy. In spite of these demands Soldiers still want to do more, more for their country and for the world.

  • New Protection Against Six-Legged Threats

    Aug 31, 2010

    The Army is now issuing Flame-Resistant Army Combat Uniforms (FR ACUs) that have been factory-treated with the insect repellent, permethrin, to help protect Soldiers against the annoyance and dangers of biting insects and insect-borne diseases.

  • Providers manage traffic flow through Iraq

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Highway Traffic Division with the 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) coordinates their routes and convoy travel times to reduce possible delays due to traffic congestion.

  • 'New Dawn' to open new potential for Iraq

    Aug 26, 2010

    When Operation Iraqi Freedom ends and Operation New Dawn launches Sept. 1, don't look for a lot of fanfare as the mission officially moves from combat to stability operations.

  • Army Combat Uniform may have female-only version in 2014

    Aug 25, 2010

    Female Soldiers may be wearing a more form-fitting version of the Army Combat Uniform featuring more room in the hips and legs by 2014, according to developers at Program Executive Office Soldier.

  • Army Sustainment Command Unit Ships Aid Supplies to Pakistan

    Aug 23, 2010

    Responding to call for aid, Italy-based 3rd Battalion, 405th AFSB sends relief supplies to Pakistan.

  • 402nd AFSB plays pivotal role in equipping Iraqi security forces

    Aug 20, 2010

    A rehearsal of concept drill, hosted by the 402nd Army Field Support Battalion and its 2nd Battalion, smooths the way to equipment transfer to Iraqi forces.

  • Fort Polk Soldiers first active BCT issued MultiCam ACUs

    Aug 20, 2010

    Soldiers with Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, became the first active-component BCT to receive the Army's new MultiCam Army Combat Uniforms Aug. 16 in preparation for the unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Local DFACs rise to the top

    Aug 20, 2010

    Anyone who has worked in the food service industry knows the challenge of keeping customers happy. It is an ongoing effort to maintain the highest quality of meal, every meal all day long and a nonstop commitment to service. Being a military facility is no different. U.S. Army Garrisons Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels proved they could meet that standard this year. The USAG Grafenwoehr Main Post Dining Facility Bldg 101 won the Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for excellence in Army food service for the large facility (301 meals or more per meal), while Hohenfels' Warrior Sports Cafe took the runner-up position in the small facilities category (300 meals or less per meal).

  • LOGCAP Managers Have Key Role in Drawdown

    Aug 19, 2010

    LOGCAP managers are sustaining quality troop support, while handing over unused facilities.

  • Last combat troops leave Iraq

    Aug 19, 2010

    Soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, left what has been their home for the last year Aug. 16, as they departed on their final mission -- A convoy out of Iraq and into the history books.

  • Sustainers, Transporters render funeral honors

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2010) - Members of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 233rd Transportation Company recently provided funeral honors in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and a portion of West Virginia. The Soldier's participation from July 26 - August 9 provided dignified military funeral honors to departed Veterans.

  • Army Logistics Around the World

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army Logistics Around the World display is located in the Pentagon and hosted by the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, G4. This video is the compilation of all the videos and photos currently being shown in the display. Check back after September to see what's new. To submit video or photos for the display, email Devon Hylander.

  • Army Sustainment Command unit sends equipment to Russian firefighters

    Aug 16, 2010

    3rd Battalion, 405th Army Field Support Brigade sends help to Russian firefighters

  • From Sand to Sea: Logistics operations critical to meeting Iraq drawdown deadline

    Aug 13, 2010

    For much of the war, the complex logistical process of supplying the warfighters in theater has been behind the scenes.

  • Army chefs beat other services in culinary challenge

    Aug 12, 2010

    The U.S. Army defended its culinary crown when a two-man team representing the service was judged champions of the second Freedom Chef Challenge, Aug. 3, held during the 2010 American Culinary Federation National Convention in Anaheim, Calif.

  • New uniform for OEF protects Soldiers, hides them better

    Aug 11, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will now go with a new uniform in their mobility bag -- one that fights fire and fleas, and makes them less visible to insurgents.

  • Army approves safer explosive to replace TNT

    Aug 11, 2010

    The U.S. Army recently qualified a new explosive that has the same lethality as traditional TNT, but is safer for Soldiers because it is far less likely to explode if dropped, shot at or hit by a roadside bomb during transport.

  • When is a shutdown not a shutdown' When it involves Watervliet.

    Aug 6, 2010

    What was once a significant event at the Arsenal may have now become a relic of the past - the annual arsenal shutdown period. After all, can it truly be a shutdown if a lot of folks are working'

  • launches redesigned website

    Aug 3, 2010

    Officials this week launched an improved website to assist both the military and Transportation Service Providers in using the Defense Personal Property System.

  • First Person: Reopening the port at Port-au-Prince

    Jul 28, 2010

    In the immediate wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake in January, Joint Task Force - Port Opening was called upon for its first contingency response mission: opening the port at Port-au-Prince. This is a first-person account of the mission.

  • Army Materiel Command Names NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jul 27, 2010

    Seven Soldiers competed for the Army Materiel Command's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" competition July 19-23 at Rock Island Arsenal. Sgt. John Ferguson, a security specialist with the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company at Rock Island Arsenal, earned the honor of NCO "Best Warrior" in the week-long competition of physical and mental challenges with little sleep.

  • Heavy Transporters converge on Fort Knox for training

    Jul 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (July 23, 2010) - Sustainers from the 233rd Transportation Company conducted their first field training exercise in two years here from July 6 to July 14. As the first time since returning from their deployment to Iraq that the transportation unit has been together as a whole company, the exercise improved on the Soldiers' skills and built unit cohesion.

  • Army assessing lighter, contoured batteries for dismounted Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging its annual C4ISR integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix to assess a contoured, rechargeable battery that will allow the Soldier to be more agile in the battlefield.

  • Vice Chief of Staff views critical mission at Army ammunition plant

    Jul 20, 2010

    The second most senior man in the U.S. Army saw both the dedication and the challenges facing ammunition plant employees and the mission in general.

  • Move 'em out: Keeping the lines open in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Jul 20, 2010

    As U.S. troops continue to make their way out of Iraq, the equipment that has sustained and protected them for the past seven years is being moved out as well.

  • U.S. Army, Pacific LOG leaders assemble, tackle moving matters

    Jul 16, 2010

    The Multinational Interagency Branch that manages the U.S. Army, Pacific's Theater Security Cooperation Program for Logistics continued to connect with Asia-Pacific counterparts last week when Lawrence "Jeff" Mariano, Chief, Multinational Logistics/Interagency Branch and the Operational Sustainment Directorate Chief-G4, Col. Clay Hatcher, hosted officials from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to conduct the 37th Bilateral Logistics Staff Talks at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Eye in the sky tracks explosives in transit

    Jul 15, 2010

    The Defense Transportation Tracking System is DOD's way of keeping tabs around the clock on various types of sensitive and hazardous materials in transit, also providing instant communication to help drivers, emergency responders and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) deal with unexpected situations.

  • Current and Former G4s

    Jul 14, 2010

    PENTAGON (July 9, 2010) Aca,!" Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-4 (logistics), recently hosted a one-day conference with four former G-4s. Among the topics of discussion were the G-4Aca,!a,,cs mission, vision and priorities, the Iraq drawdown, the Afghanistan build-up, equipment reset, and other logistics issues. From left to right: Lt. Gen. (retired) Charles S. Mahan, Gen. (retired) Johnnie Wilson, Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, Gen. (retired) Leon E. Salomon, and Gen. (retired) John Coburn.

  • G-4 Report July 2010: Sustainment Week

    Jul 13, 2010

    At the end of June, the Army G-4 participated in the 2010 Sustainment Week in Richmond, Va. The G-4 exhibited exciting logistics technologies at the AUSA Sustainment Symposium and hosted the 6th Annual Combined Logistics Excellence Awards. CLEA organizer Nelson Williams talks about the awards and the impact of Gen. Casey's presence at the ceremony.

  • Knox heavy transporters welcomed with driver training

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - (June 28) Fourteen Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command's (Expeditionary) 233rd Transportation Company conducted HET (Heavy Equipment Transport) driver training at Farmer Motor Pool from June 7 through June 22. Soldiers trained on various aspects of the 41,000 pound HET - 91,400 pounds with the trailer attached. The course culminated in a written test which evaluated how much students learned during the course and their readiness to become fully licensed operators.

  • Changing of the old guard at Watervliet

    Jul 12, 2010

    Col. Mark F. Migaleddi assumed command of the Army's historic Watervliet Arsenal from Col. Scott N. Fletcher during a change of command ceremony here Friday. Fletcher headed the 197-year old post during a time of significant growth in manufacturing requirements while the rest of the nation's manufacturing declined to levels not seen in decades. He took command on July 11, 2008.

  • The Army Uniform Board (AUB)

    Jul 9, 2010

  • Guard transports oil cleanup crews to Louisiana islands

    Jul 6, 2010

    Soldiers of the Louisiana National Guard's 2225th Multi-Role Bridge Company have been performing transport duties off the coast of Louisiana near Grand Isle and the Grand Terre Islands to assist workers with the oil cleanup effort along the Gulf Coast.

  • Desk-bound helo pilot provides critical skills during drawdown

    Jul 6, 2010

    Two-wheel landings on snowy Afghan ridgetops are more exciting, but managing the exodus of a 4,000-strong brigade during the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq provides its own challenges for one desk-bound helicopter pilot with 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Soldiers deliver new low-cost means of supply for Iraqis

    Jul 1, 2010

    U.S. Soldiers at Al Asad Air Base not only have an inexpensive way to deliver small items like ammunition, food and water, they have trained Iraqi special operations forces how to do it themselves.


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