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

    Jun 5, 2014

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

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

    Jun 5, 2014

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

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

    Jun 5, 2014

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

  • Are you walking the talk?

    Jun 5, 2014

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

  • Questions for a 30-year safety professional

    Jun 5, 2014

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

  • National Safety Month

    Jun 4, 2014

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

    Jun 3, 2014

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

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

    Jun 3, 2014

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

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

    May 30, 2014

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

  • Quad Cities community joins Rock Island Arsenal for prayer luncheon

    May 29, 2014

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

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

    May 29, 2014

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

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

    May 28, 2014

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

  • Sustainers earn their combat patch

    May 28, 2014

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

  • Hobbs team lifts Raptors since birth

    May 28, 2014

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

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

    May 28, 2014

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

  • Department of Labor rep visits CASCOM, talks credentialing

    May 27, 2014

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

  • Army to observe National Safety Month in June

    May 27, 2014

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

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

    May 19, 2014

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

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

    May 19, 2014

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

  • LSE Bagram teaches Soldiers self-reliance

    May 17, 2014

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

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

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

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

    May 16, 2014

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

  • TACOM commander's final look, thanks to Watervliet

    May 15, 2014

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

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

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

  • Small businesses gather in Quad Cities

    May 13, 2014

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

  • Real time asset visibility is leading the way for retrograde

    May 13, 2014

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

  • 45th takes over CMRE mission in Afghanistan

    May 13, 2014

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

  • New undersecretary highlights value of service, sacrifice

    May 12, 2014

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

  • Welcome to the 3d ESC!

    May 12, 2014

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

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

    May 12, 2014

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

  • Facility dedication honors fallen Soldier

    May 8, 2014

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

  • TRiPS upgrade available now

    May 8, 2014

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

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

    May 8, 2014

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

  • Pocket guide spells out specifics of clothing allowance

    May 8, 2014

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

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

    May 7, 2014

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

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

    May 6, 2014

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

  • Mission Command Logistics: The Starfish and the Spider

    May 5, 2014

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

  • BUILDER: Condition-based maintenance for facilities

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Getting there was the battle: Part II

    May 5, 2014

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

  • The Visibility of Integrated Tactical Logistics project

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Logistics simulations for battle staff training

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Improving materiel fielding on the Korean Peninsula

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Improving tactical cost forecasting to optimize readiness

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Sustainment for the Army of 2020

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Leveraging information for a competitive advantage

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Establishing the Afghanistan Transportation Network

    May 5, 2014

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

  • The impact of enterprise resource planning systems on Army sustainment

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Forward support company operations in separate units

    May 5, 2014

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

  • A repair versus replace maintenance culture

    May 5, 2014

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

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

    May 5, 2014

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

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

    May 5, 2014

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

  • Army Civilians Vital to the Army Profession

    May 5, 2014

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

  • 'Sky Soldiers' conduct aerial resupply in Latvia

    May 3, 2014

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

  • Best of the best: Army's chief of transportation promoted to brigadier general

    May 1, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 1, 2014) -- The mental image of a young, inexperienced Soldier must have surely offered a contrast in time and place for Jack Sullivan.

  • An integrated force at NIE 14.2

    May 1, 2014

    Soldiers believe that having the most advanced networked technology will help both in and out of combat. More than 3,000 Soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division and Marines from 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines Regiment, and 2nd Marines Division will play an integral role in validating systems at this year's Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.2.

  • Maintenance Soldiers give Emanuel County Institute AJROTC cadets a look at Soldier life

    Apr 29, 2014

    Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from the Emanuel County Institute enjoyed a tour of Fort Stewart, April 17, which was hosted by maintenance Soldiers from Company A, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Chief of Transportation receives first star

    Apr 28, 2014

    Congratulations to Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan - Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, left, and Jennifer Sullivan pin the rank of brigadier general on him during his April 25 promotion ceremony. Sullivan is the Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant.

  • Earth Day event plants seeds for conservation

    Apr 28, 2014

    Earth Day presented the perfect opportunity to show more than 625 Huntsville, Ala., area students how the Huntsville Center supports the Army Energy Campaign Plan through specific renewable energy programs and projects.

  • Maj. Gen. Gerety, Command Sgt. Maj. Wills visit Afghanistan bound SFAAT DET 82

    Apr 28, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety and Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills, commander and senior enlisted leader 80th Training Command (TASS), visited with the Citizen-Soldiers of Security Forces Advisory Assistance Team, Detachment 82 at Fort Bliss Texas, April 24, 2014. The 16 person team, 15 of whom are from various units across the 80th TC, is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in May 2014 to advise and assist the Afghan Border Police at Regional Command West near the Iranian border.

  • Flight line liaison officers link Army, Air Force to move equipment out of, around Afghanistan

    Apr 27, 2014

    There's a saying that "no job is finished until the paperwork is done," and when the job falls to the Redistribution Property Assistance Team, the final paperwork often means a flight manifest.

  • Ammo abatement -- what is it and why is it so important?

    Apr 25, 2014

    Ammo abatement is a process whereby personnel inspect vehicles for loose brass, ammunition and links. Every vehicle turned in to any 401st Army Field Support Brigade Redistribution Property Assistance Team in Afghanistan is subjected to numerous ammo abetment inspections during the stages in the RPAT process.

  • Quartermaster Corps' top enlisted Soldier discusses issues, initiatives affecting ranks

    Apr 24, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 24, 2014) -- It has been one year since Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer L. Gray joined Brig. Gen. John O'Neil IV to form the leadership team of the Quartermaster School and Corps. During that time, the Georgia native has traveled the quartermaster universe, assessing operations and talking with troops across the personnel spectrum. The information he gained oftentimes elicits the slogan:

  • New TRADOC commander visits Home of Sustainment

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command here hosted an April 22 visit by Gen. David G. Perkins, the new commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Largest solar array on U.S. military installation to be developed

    Apr 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army announced April 14, 2014, plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25 percent of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Congressmen, Army break ground at future R&D hangar site

    Apr 17, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (April 17, 2014) -- Congressmen, U.S. Army senior executive service members and other military officials gathered at the Joint Base's Lakehurst section for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of a future Army research and development aircraft hangar April 11.

  • Watervliet earns SecArmy safety award for third time in four years

    Apr 17, 2014

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced April 17, 2014, that it was named the winner of the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award for Industrial Operations for fiscal year 2013.

  • ACC's new history library open for business

    Apr 16, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Gen. George Patton said, "To be a successful Soldier, you must know history."

  • Fiscal 2013 SA/CSA safety award winners announced

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center today named winners of the Fiscal 2013 Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff safety awards.

  • AMC Commander travels to Pacific, emphasizes AMC's role

    Apr 16, 2014

    As the Army shifts its focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Army Materiel Command assets there continue to support commanders and warfighters. During a recent nine day visit to installations across the Pacific Command area of operations, AMC Commander Gen. Dennis L. Via visited local National, Defense, Army and AMC organizations in Korea, Hawaii and Washington.

  • Ultimate Warriors earn titles

    Apr 16, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 16, 2014) -- Four Soldiers from various CASCOM subordinate elements were honored as victors Wednesday during the Ultimate Warrior Competition Awards Ceremony held at the Dickerson Auditorium on the Army Logistics University campus.

  • Sustainment drill develops strategic understanding, relationships

    Apr 16, 2014

    Military logistics leaders and stakeholders from across the Pacific theater met at Pearl Harbor April 11 for an event designed to improve coordination, synchronization and assessment of sustainment requirements for future contingencies in the region.

  • Today's Army arsenal: Heretics or simply smart advocates for change?

    Apr 15, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- If the Watervliet Arsenal's cannon makers from the 1800s saw what is happening today at their arsenal would they proclaim that today's machinists are "heretics" or would they be more generous in their thoughts?

  • Army Sustainment Command graduates 5 Soldiers in Tactical Combatives Course

    Apr 15, 2014

    A graduation ceremony was held April 11 at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Physical Fitness Center to acknowledge the recent graduates. The two-week (80 hours) Tactical Combatives Course deals with "more striking, more of the advanced kicking, ground fighting, close quarters combat, clearing rooms and vehicular extraction," said Sgt. 1st Class David Stephenson, course instructor.

  • Army bids farewell to its tireless advocate, Dr. Westphal

    Apr 14, 2014

    Former Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal's "record of achievement and accomplishment these last four-plus years have really been beyond impressive," said Secretary of the Army John McHugh.

  • Green Initiative Day set for Saturday

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Jackson will celebrate Earth Day a few days early with a "Big Day Out" Saturday.

  • CASCOM top sustainers test skills, take first steps toward top Army titles

    Apr 10, 2014

    Ten Soldiers from Combined Arms Support Command units near and far gathered at Fort Lee, Va., for a week-long competitive throw-down known as "Ultimate Warrior," an annual combined Soldier skills event.

  • ASC CG addresses local business execs, government officials

    Apr 8, 2014

    The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast for local business executives and government officials where Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of U.S. Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., spoke about the way ahead for RIA at an iWireless Center conference room in Moline, Ill., April 4.

  • ASC command team hosts mayors from Quad Cities area

    Apr 4, 2014

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of Rock Island Arsenal, hosted mayors from the Quad Cities area for a working lunch at RIA, Ill., April 2.

  • Army arsenal announces $6.7M in new contracts, bringing total to more than $18M in the last 60 days

    Apr 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (April 2, 2014) -- The Watervliet Arsenal announced today that is has received two contracts worth more than $6.7 million to provide the U.S. Army with 39 120 mm tank barrels and inspection services for 500 120 mm Stryker mortar barrels. With today's announcement, the arsenal has in the last 60 days received more than $18 million in new orders.

  • CASCOM hosts senior Army civilians

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a March 31 visit by members of the Department of the Army Senior Executive Service who represent the major departments responsible for logistics, training, technology, financial and business management.

  • ASC touts capabilities, achievements to AMC leadership at roundtable

    Apr 2, 2014

  • Driver safety lessons stick through enforcement, practice

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP PARKS, Calif. -- Skills are often lost when not used on a daily basis. For this reason the 1st Regiment 363rd Combat Support/Combat Service Support Training Battalion focuses its training on HMMWV's with drivers training and troop leading procedures.

  • WAREX 2014 equips Soldiers for combat deployments

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Warrior Exercise 86-14-02 gathers Army Reserve units from across the nation here to reinforce warrior tasks and training from March 22 through April 11. "The idea of the WAREX is that Army Reserve Soldiers are able to come to Ft. McCoy and increase their functional capabilities," said Brig. Gen. George Thompson, 86th Training Division commanding general. "If they were to deploy, they would be able to do what the Army has trained them to do and support that combatant commander in theatre."

  • Hon. Shyu and Gen. Via tour 402nd AFSB in Kuwait

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Hon. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) and Army acquisition executive, along with Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general, Army Materiel Command and AMC's Command Sgt. Major James Sims, visited the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade locations in Kuwait and Qatar March 16.

  • How do Soldiers communicate these days?

    Apr 1, 2014

    Communication: a two-way street

  • CASCOM recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 1, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham, Sr., CASCOM and Fort Lee command sergeant major, signed a proclamation designating the official start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1.

  • Community thanks CASCOM for volunteer support at schools

    Mar 31, 2014

    The Chesterfield County School Board hosted a yearly recognition breakfast March 28 for businesses and community organizations, who volunteer in support of the public school system. The Combined Arms Support Command was named the 2014 Community Partner of the Year in support of schools. CASCOM connects Fort Lee Soldiers with schools through activities that include mentoring, physical fitness initiatives, leadership development programs and playground and school track improvements.

  • TTC Knox impresses CASCOM quality assurance team

    Mar 30, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Scott Milward didn't know what to expect after a two person quality assurance team from Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee Va., conducted an accreditation assessment of the Unit Supply Specialist reclassification course at 8th/104th Quartermaster Battalion, 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division, Fort Knox Ky., March 17-20, 2014.

  • Interoperability improves units' fire support operations

    Mar 28, 2014

    CHEORWON, South Korea -- The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division joined U. S. Marines and Republic of Korea Army soldiers for a combined joint live-fire exercise in Rocket Valley near Cheorwon, South Korea March 24-28.

  • Army manufacturer seeks to raise its quality, confidence of infantrymen

    Mar 25, 2014

    Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., recently announced that it was bringing on line more than $26 million of new or enhanced manufacturing capability this fiscal year. Part of this enhanced capability involves improving the arsenal's quality control.

  • Picatinny aims for green with new type of primary explosive

    Mar 21, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (March 21, 2014) -- One day, during a tough, live-fire training, an infantryman fires his mortar and the round is on target--an event which announces itself with flame and thunder.

  • Shincheon River Clean-up

    Mar 21, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division joined citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea in the annual Shincheon River Clean-up March 21, 2014. U.S. Soldiers and members of the community worked side-by-side to make a positive impact on the environment while continuing to build strong relationships with each other. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, 2nd Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Mayor Oh Sea-chang, Dongducheon city mayor, were the guest speakers for the event. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Warrior Citizen tackles competition, saves lives

    Mar 21, 2014

    Knowing how to save a fellow Soldier's life in combat is one thing Sgt. Aaron Cooper is trained to do, and he uses these Army skills daily to save the lives of strangers in Wisconsin.

  • Lifeblood of the Army: NCO leads Bondsteel's fueling operations

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fuel is the lifeblood of military operations and the job of controlling fueling operations is a vital one. As noncommissioned officer in charge of all fuel at Camp Bondsteel, U.S. Army Sgt. Christina Dafney-Pressley recognizes the impact that her trade has on missions. Every day, she toils in the morning sun, ensuring fuel operations on the camp are nothing less than perfect. If not, equipment, vehicles and human lives could be at risk.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldier's 'biggest hero' receives Medal of Honor

    Mar 20, 2014

    March 18, 2014, was a day unlike any other day for Sgt. 1st Class Frederick Hinton from U.S. Army Africa's Logistics Directorate. It's the day President Barack Obama awarded his biggest hero, who just happens to be his uncle, retired Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, the Medal of Honor.

  • 'Dog Face' Soldiers conquer culinary competition to earn top prize

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- For those in the military food service profession, few retirement gifts can rival that of a shiny piece of hardware with an inscription that partly reads "Installation of the Year."

  • Power brokers: generator repair Soldiers critical to supporting remote military missions

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- At an Army field site, it becomes as inconspicuous as the sounds of trees rustling in the wind or birds chirping.

  • Turning base camp waste into energy

    Mar 19, 2014

    One 150-person base camp in Afghanistan can produce as much as 1,000 pounds of solid waste a day. The Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center would like to turn a negative into a positive, and solve another problem simultaneously, by converting that waste into energy that could help power U.S. base camps overseas.

  • Benét Labs' mortar redesign to help infantrymen become more lethal, safer

    Mar 19, 2014

    No sooner than a new mortar system is fielded, Infantrymen demand that it be made better in regards to extended range, increased lethality or capability, and reduced weight. This triggers the entire Army research community, from those who improve the lethality of ammunition to those who design the delivery system, to work on parallel and converging fields of science to achieve a common goal.

  • AFSBn-Afghanistan LARs save money, time in keeping aircraft operational, mission ready

    Mar 19, 2014

    Soldiers in Afghanistan rely heavily upon multiple types of aircraft to provide ground combat support and sustain them in the field. Thanks to Logistics Assistance Representatives, aircraft maintenance issues are being worked to keep the aircraft operational and mission ready.

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