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  • Odierno stresses modernization during Aberdeen Proving Ground visit

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., April 7, to observe several of the Army's signature modernization efforts and encourage Soldiers and civilians to "keep driving forward."

  • Lighting upgrade saves energy, maintenance costs

    Apr 7, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- New lights promise to save more than $400,000 in energy and maintenance costs over the next 15 years.

  • Ordnance School ensures motorcycles are ready for riding season

    Apr 7, 2015

    With the recent arrival of spring and the warmer temperatures it brings, motorcycles are starting to emerge from their winter "hibernation habitats."

  • 17 Nations get lasered up for Saber Junction 15

    Apr 5, 2015

    Units participating in Saber Junction 15 outfit their soldiers and vehicles with equipment from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's MILES warehouse.

  • AFSBn-Afghanistan builds, maintains infantry company equipment set for rapid issue

    Apr 3, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion Afghanistan takes on a new mission to build, maintain, rapidly issue and accept back, reset and store infantry company equipment sets.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's Monthly Newsletter: The Salvo

    Apr 1, 2015

    A gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, New York for the month of March 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation since the War of 1812.

  • Arsenal tests prototype in hopes to better protect Soldiers

    Mar 31, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Army weapons research engineers at the Watervliet Arsenal just announced that they have designed a significant improvement to the M119 105mm towed-howitzer system that if adopted by the U.S. Army will reduce Soldiers' risk to health complications from blast overpressures.

  • Civilian Workforce Transformation General Officer Steering Committee meets

    Mar 30, 2015

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civilian Personnel, Gwen DeFilippi, center, heads a Civilian Workforce Transformation (CWT) General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC) meeting at the Pentagon on 18 March 2015.

  • CROWS pro uses WAK bag items to score big cost savings

    Mar 29, 2015

    Two years ago, a special emphasis project at the Common Remotely Operated Weapons System shop was to get weapons adaptation kits back into the supply system. Today emphasis remains on the WAK items, but now the push is to retrograde WAK components from the theater.

  • CASCOM honors nation's 10th president

    Mar 29, 2015

    Combined Arms Support Command personnel paid tribute to President John Tyler, the nation's 10th president, in a traditional wreath-laying ceremony held at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va., on March 29. Family members of President Tyler were in attendance and listened as Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan, Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant, delivered remarks on behalf of President Barrack Obama.

  • 11th ACR Lead the Army in GCSS-A

    Mar 28, 2015

    Fort Irwin, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment is at the forefront of U.S. Army logistics by leading the Army in the transition from the Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS), to the Global Combat Support System -- Army (GCSS-Army); a new computer-based system designed to manage the Army's supply chain.

  • Twenty years of energy investments pay off for Fort Knox

    Mar 27, 2015

    The Fort Knox slogan declares to all that "strength starts here." After this month, Fort Knox can claim the Army's energy conservation starts here as well.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve enhances Polish Armed Forces training, operations

    Mar 26, 2015

    DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland - As Soldiers and equipment arrive in country for the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Atlantic Resolve rotation, the Polish Armed Forces General Command readies for a historic year of training.

  • Army releases spring/summer safety campaign

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Army's annual spring/summer safety campaign was recently released online by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Open application period for Army Civilian leadership training

    Mar 25, 2015

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (ASA (M&RA)) announced the open application period for the highly competitive Senior Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-14/15s and equivalents) and the newly developed Enterprise Talent Management program (GS-12/13s and equivalents), on March 25, 2015.

  • Arsenal helps build students' mettle by demonstrating metal

    Mar 24, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- Today's arsenal workforce takes every opportunity it can to help pay back the local community that has wholeheartedly supported this Army manufacturing center since its inception in 1813. One such opportunity occurred this past week when the arsenal participated in a machining career day that hosted students from three local area high schools.

  • Outstanding Redstone Arsenal civilians receive annual salute

    Mar 24, 2015

    "The best Army in the world needs the best possible support, and that is what Army civilians deliver every single day." Those words from John Nerger, executive deputy to the commander of the Army Materiel Command, set the tone March 11 at the annual Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army DA Civilians of the Year Awards Dinner. Redstone dignitaries, local leaders and members of AUSA gathered at the Von Braun Center North Hall to recognize Army civilians who go above and beyond in their contribution to keeping their organizations "Army Strong."

  • Mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles key in mission

    Mar 23, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan is in the early stages of a mission that will result in 94 mine-resistant, ambush-protected recovery vehicles being available to support future coalition missions.

  • Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

    Mar 23, 2015

    During National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

  • 3rd ESC Soldiers meet with pen pals

    Mar 23, 2015

    For more than six months, children from Mrs. Karen Gonterman's class wrote to their pen pals located half way around the globe. On March 20, the children had an opportunity to meet their pen pals face to face.

  • EOD experts lend knowledge, experience to Iraqi Army in fight against Islamic State

    Mar 23, 2015

    The phrase "together we stand, united we fall" has been uttered countless times and still rings true. Nations are rallying together and providing aid and support to allies in need in order to create a stronger force to defeat global enemies. Leaders from the U.S. Army, Iraqi Security Forces, and the Spanish Legion met March 10 at the Bomb Disposal School headquarters at Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq, to discuss a number of topics including training, operations and equipment. The three nations are part of a coalition force working together with the ultimate aim of degrading and defeating the Islamic State terrorist group.

  • National Guard needs continued investment, generals tell Congress

    Mar 21, 2015

    Continuing to invest in the National Guard to ensure it remains accessible, responsive and capable will provide the nation a force that is proven on the battlefield and in the homeland.

  • Potential new way of producing water now comes in box form

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Pacific Soldiers participated in a weeklong field-testing and train-the-trainer exercise using the Aspen 2000 water purification system combined with a water packaging trailer on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 9-18.

  • AMC's commander 'humbled' by wounded warriors and families

    Mar 20, 2015

    Army Materiel Command's top leader Gen. Dennis L. Via visited with wounded warriors and their families where they receive state-of-the-art physical and emotional care during a recent trip to San Antonio.

  • G-4 aims to make Army logistics 'expeditionary' again

    Mar 19, 2015

    The Army's senior logistician said one of his top priorities and challenges was to make the Army an expeditionary force again, one where readiness is not scheduled, but the force is consistently sustained and ready to move on demand.

  • Going the extra mile - LTF Kandahar civilians and contractors step it up to assist 33rd Mountain Bat

    Mar 17, 2015

    When people get a new vehicle, they usually expect to get an owner's manual with it. The same is true when MRAPs are issued to Soldiers - they get an operator's manual. So what do Romanian Soldiers receive when they will be using MRAPs in their mission? Thanks to the detective work of Dale L. French, a TACOM Engineering Logistics Assistance Representative assigned to Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan's Logistics Task Force Kandahar, they will get digital operator's manuals in their language.

  • 40th annual Culinary training event results announced

    Mar 17, 2015

    While the 40th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experiences of almost 300 service members will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the military. With 588 judged entries, this event is a primary training opportunity for military chefs.

  • HQDA G-4 Directorates

    Mar 17, 2015

    The following is a description of the nine directorates within the Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-4.

  • Helping first responders, each other via CPR

    Mar 13, 2015

    Your coworker collapses on the floor …tick…tick…tick… you check to see if the individual is okay …tick…tick…tick… he isn't breathing …tick…tick…tick… you are all alone …tick…tick…tick… The actions you take or don't take in the next few seconds may have life altering consequences, for your coworker and for yourself, said Donald Haberski, a lieutenant with the Arsenal fire department

  • A Week in the Life of a GEMS Student

    Mar 13, 2015

    Applications for the 2015 Fort Detrick Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science program have opened to students for the 10th year.

  • Best chefs compete at military culinary competition

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Armed Forces Chef of the Year showdown provided a hotly competitive start to this year's Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • Updated installation status report aims to streamline power projection

    Mar 12, 2015

    Additional metrics were recently added to installation status reports to better assess what is needed for unforeseen contingencies.

  • Power of the patch: AMC liaisons are face to the field

    Mar 11, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Some of the newest members of the Army Materiel Command's Brigade Logistics Support Team are learning the power of the patch at BLST University.

  • Aerial resupply lands on ground troops

    Mar 10, 2015

    The U.S. Army is streamlining efforts to provide squad- and platoon-level ground Soldiers, operating in austere environments, with an organic aerial resupply capability that will empower and sustain them on the battlefield.

  • 21st TSC CSM recognizes MP for 'doing the right thing'

    Mar 10, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, the senior enlisted leader of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, recognized a military police member for his integrity and doing the right thing during a gathering on Sembach Kaserne March 5.

  • Army's senior enlisted logistician touts partnership with Troop Support

    Mar 6, 2015

    The Army's senior enlisted logistician met with Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support leaders March 2 in Philadelphia to gain a better understanding of the organization's supply chain management.

  • One team one fight One Army School System

    Mar 6, 2015

    Sgt. Christopher Flowers, an active duty Soldier assigned to U.S. Africa Command, was surprised when he found out that he was scheduled to attend an Army Reserve school taught by Army Reserve instructors. The Human Resource Specialist said he was confused because Soldiers in his career field usually attend the Advanced Leader Course at Fort Jackson, S.C. "I was a little afraid at first, you know? 'This don't sound right'," Flowers said he thought to himself.

  • 94th AAMDC THAAD Battery in Guam transfers authority to its sister unit

    Mar 5, 2015

    Task Force Talon's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, Battery A, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, passed the defense of Guam mission to Btry. D, 2nd ADA, during a transfer of authority ceremony March 4, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

  • Sustainment and the Army Operating Concept

    Mar 4, 2015

    This Q&A with the commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command highlights how sustainment training and operations will support the future fight.

  • Logistics for Pacific Pathways: Malaysia

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Keris Strike portion of the Pacific Pathways exercise provided logisticians from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, with valuable lessons about supporting a combined task force.

  • Responsible retrograde in Afghanistan

    Mar 4, 2015

    The last unit that acted as the U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element in Afghanistan provides tips for successful retrograde operations.

  • Base closure assistance team: a valuable resource for closing FOBs

    Mar 4, 2015

  • Improving efficiency in expeditionary movement control

    Mar 4, 2015

    Putting full responsibility for logistics movements back in the hands of the movement control battalion can save money and expedite shipments.

  • Army transformation and the role of tables of distribution and allowances

    Mar 4, 2015

    Tables of distribution and allowances can be used to experiment with new unit structures and mission sets, leverage emerging technologies, and document unique equipment sets.

  • Retrograde sort yard operations

    Mar 4, 2015

    At the Bagram Airfield retrograde sort yard, the 803rd Quartermaster Company collected, retrograded, redistributed, and disposed of excess Army materiel.

  • Scrap, transfer, or retrograde

    Mar 4, 2015

    Soldiers at retrograde sort yards in Afghanistan sorted and inventoried containers, processed materiel for retrograde, and shipped equipment to be put back into the Army supply system.

  • The mobile container assessment team

    Mar 4, 2015

    The U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element used the mobile container assessment team to maintain container accountability.

  • Deploying the Global Combat Support System-Army to the Joint Readiness Training Center

    Mar 4, 2015

    Lessons learned from two infantry brigade combat teams may benefit units deploying GCSS-Army to JRTC in the near future.

  • Logistics and the (lost?) art of red teaming

    Mar 4, 2015

    How well does the U.S. defense logistics enterprise red team its major efforts?

  • Synchronizing sustainment efforts in a time of change

    Mar 4, 2015

    The Army G-4 staff is using several approaches to generate focus, synchronize efforts, and make the most efficient use of limited resources.

  • The Dream Team--Our Nurses: Patient advocacy tops OR nurses' priorities

    Mar 4, 2015

    When we see them on television and in movies it's usually in support roles. And while we can identify them by their uniforms when we see them in public, we don't usually give them much thought--they are just people standing with us in the grocery line or getting gas. But these are nurses, and nurses are anything but support personnel--especially when they are operating room nurses.

  • 240th QM educate 86th LRG on Army logistics

    Feb 27, 2015

    Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 240th Quartermaster Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade hosted a professional development session for officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the Air Force's 86th Logistics Readiness Group Feb. 27 at Smith Barracks in Baumholder, Germany.

  • Fort Drum Culinary Team preps for national competitive event

    Feb 26, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Pfc. Nichapa Srisaringkarn joined the Army, she had no idea that she would find herself among the very best food service specialists on Fort Drum within her first couple of years … something that usually take years of experience for others to do.

  • Fort Carson explosive ordnance disposal company shows tricks of improvised explosive device trade

    Feb 26, 2015

    An explosive ordnance disposal exchange between Fort Carson Soldiers and members of the Kazakhstan military focused on reporting procedures and coordination with surrounding adjacent units and current explosive ordinance disposal best practices.

  • Odierno, Dailey emphasize trust at Army's SHARP Academy

    Feb 26, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey spoke with students of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program's, or SHARP's, baseline certification course at the SHARP Academy on Fort Leavenworth, Feb. 26.

  • Pilot mine dispersal repair program ahead of schedule

    Feb 25, 2015

    The depot's employees are always ready to rise to a challenge and two electronics mechanics in the Laser/Thermal Electronics Branch did just that recently when asked to repair a Volcano. The M139 Volcano mine system, which was built in the 1980s and '90s, is an automated method of laying up to 960 mines from military trucks or helicopters.

  • Congressman sees, touts innovation and change at Army's Benet Laboratories

    Feb 24, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's Benét Laboratories leveraged an opportunity to tout the current state of U.S. Army weapons research and design to Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY). Tonko, who was selected earlier this month to serve on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, visited the Watervliet Arsenal in an effort to learn more about the Army's efforts in additive manufacturing.

  • New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds

    Feb 24, 2015

    A new process at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant will make more recovered projectile bodies viable for reuse in the production of field artillery training rounds and provide the military with a cheaper and safer munition.

  • Son of honor

    Feb 22, 2015

    People don't have to like you, but if you're competent at your job then they have to respect you. That's the message Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Brashear wanted the Reserve Soldiers and civilians of the 80th Training Command (TASS) headquarters to walk away with, after he spoke to them in Richmond, Va., Feb. 20, 2015, as part of the unit's Black History Month observance.

  • Army awards Watervliet Arsenal $15M to upgrade Abrams tanks

    Feb 19, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced this week that it has received $15 million in new contracts to provide the U.S. Army with tank tubes, breech blocks, and breech mechanism assemblies as part of the Army's efforts to upgrade several hundred Abrams main battle tanks.

  • AFSBn-Afghanistan plays key role in historic title transfer of equipment directly to Afghan National

    Feb 17, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, completed the first phase of an historic mission to title transfer 155 MRAPs and 15 MRAP recovery vehicles to Afghan National Security Forces Feb. 14. Eleven vehicles with associated and basic issue items were signed for and prepared for ground movement. The equipment received Congressional approval for transfer as Excess Defense Articles that will enhance ANSF capabilities and readiness.

  • Pacific Waterborne, Air Assault, Aviation troops team up in maritime rappel/sling load ops

    Feb 17, 2015

    Operating in the Pacific Theater requires teamwork, interoperability and a dedication to maximizing unique capabilities like the ones demonstrated in the waters near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during maritime rappel and sling load training Feb. 11.

  • Pacific Army chefs prepare for top culinary events

    Feb 17, 2015

    For the Army's top chefs on Oahu, everyday leading up to mid-March brings a chance to improve and prepare for this year's top Army and Department of Defense culinary competitions.

  • Materiel Management Summit concludes, issues addressed

    Feb 13, 2015

  • Missile Defense Agency to experience arsenal quality for first time

    Feb 12, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced today that it has shipped a machined 30-foot propulsion barrel to the Missile Defense Agency, which completes the first work of its kind the Arsenal has done for this Department of Defense agency.

  • Solar Field Ribbon Cutting Brings Community Together

    Feb 12, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona- In an endeavor towards sustainability, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday showcasing 57,420 solar panels that have begun providing renewable energy on Fort Huachuca. The sun beamed down brightly as Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and Deputy Commanding Gen. U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomed the crowd. The ceremony took place outside the Thunder Mountain Activity Center, with the solar array creating the backdrop.

  • 1st TSC manages the CENTCOM container stockpile

    Feb 12, 2015

    America has been waging war for more than 13 years, and war requires supplies. Everything from food, ammunition, armored vehicles, parts, computers and unit specific equipment must be shipped and shipped back. How does the Army ship most of its supplies?

  • CSA Gen. Odierno visits 25th Inf. Div.

    Feb 12, 2015

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno visits the 25th Infantry Division Feb. 12 on Schofield Barracks. During his visit Gen. Odierno observed Soldiers training at the Lightning Academy, received a brief on the Division's readiness, current and future training objectives from senior leaders throughout the Tropic Lightning Division. He also held a question and answer session at Sgt. Smith Theater to discuss Soldiers way of life, items that impact Soldier morale, the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program, female Soldiers taking a larger role in combat military occupation specialties, and other topics the Soldiers might have concerns about. Before departing Schofield Barracks, Gen. Odierno recognized 12 Soldiers for their contributions, dedication, and commitment to the U.S. Army and 25th Infantry Division. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team/Released)

  • Military volunteers keeping it green at golf tournament

    Feb 11, 2015

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- More than 200 service member volunteers from the Monterey area are expected to assist a local non-profit in keeping things environmentally friendly at this year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament.

  • 21st EOD Company Soldiers test high tech tool

    Feb 11, 2015

    SOCORRO, New Mexico -- Soldiers from the 21st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company (Weapons of Mass Destruction) conducted the first ever test of the liquid abrasive cutter on high explosives.

  • 100th, 102d Training Division Soldiers claim 80th Training Command 2015 'Best Warrior' titles

    Feb 11, 2015

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Staff Sgt. Jordan Stubblefield, 100th Training Division, and Spc. Rachel Bower, 102nd TD, won the 80th Training Command Best Warrior Competition here in the non-commissioned officer and lower enlisted Soldier categories, respectively, Feb. 5-7, 2015. "It is an honor, especially among these competitors, to win as best warrior," Stubblefield said. "I could not have made it without my sponsor who propelled me through."

  • Warrior Brigade kicks off with Cobra Gold 15

    Feb 11, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, or 2SBCT, 25th ID, stood alongside Thai soldiers from the 31-1st Infantry Regiment, or 31-1 IN, King's Guard Rapid Deployment Force, during Cobra Gold 15's opening ceremony at Royal Thai Army's Camp 31-1, near Lop Buri, Thailand, Feb. 10.

  • Day 2 of Materiel Management Summit brings small panel, group discussions

    Feb 11, 2015

    Senior Army logisticians from across the globe gathered for a second day at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Feb. 11, to participate in a discussion-driven session about Materiel Management.

  • Army's Benét Laboratories develops 120mm mortar test system

    Feb 10, 2015

    The U.S. Army's Benét Laboratories, which is collocated on the Watervliet Arsenal, recently announced that it has achieved a significant milestone in the research and development of an extended-range 120mm mortar ballistic test cannon that if fielded, will greatly increase the survivability of U.S. infantrymen.

  • Oregon National Guard repair 1,600 optical devices at West Point Logistic Readiness Center

    Feb 10, 2015

    Eight Oregon National Guard Soldiers and their platoon leader repaired 1,600 optical devices in conjunction with their two-week annual training, Jan. 25 -- Feb. 7, at the Logistics Readiness Center located at West Point, New York.

  • DMC hosts Materiel Management Summit

    Feb 10, 2015

    Col. William Krahling, Distribution Management Center commander, opened the three-day Materiel Management Summit in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Feb. 10, welcoming senior army logisticians from around the world.

  • Key defense suppliers recognized for stellar delivery to warfighters

    Feb 9, 2015

    The military services are now recognizing their top contract performers using the Superior Supplier Incentive Program, or SSIP.

  • Young Alaka'i program develops tomorrow's strategic leaders

    Feb 9, 2015

    An organization's investment in its Alaka'i is an investment in its future and that's exactly what fueled the formation of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's new leader development program, Young Alaka'i, that kicked off Feb. 9, at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • 6-17 CAV Returns from South Korea Feb. 9, 2015

    Feb 9, 2015

    WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Soldiers, leaders and Family members of the U.S. Army Aviation Task Force welcomed the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment back from its nine-month rotation to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2015.

  • Annual event honors military's African-American leaders

    Feb 8, 2015

    Prominent African-Americans from all walks of life have served as a bridge between the past and today, as well as a bridge to the future, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Feb. 6.

  • Gunnery Ensures Readiness, Builds Cohesion

    Feb 8, 2015

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea -- A cold wind swept across the land in the early morning as a Bradley made its way into position. Inside the 27 tons of steel, a crew scanned for targets in the area while another Bradley moved up nearby. Suddenly, a deafening and repeating boom was heard as one of the Bradley's opened fire with its main gun, followed by bursts from its M240C Machine Gun.

  • 40th ESB returns to Fort Huachuca after nine-month deployment

    Feb 6, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion arrived home on Fort Huachuca Wednesday at Libby Army Airfield. Approximately 300 Soldiers returned after performing communications contingency operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in southwest Asia.

  • ASC CG defies winter storm to visit lawmakers on Capitol Hill

    Feb 6, 2015

    Not even a winter storm could deter Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general of U.S. Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, from getting to the U.S. capitol to accomplish his assigned mission of meeting with newly elected Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa and nine other lawmakers, Feb 3-4.

  • Quartermaster Museum program puts students in touch with past

    Feb 5, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 5, 2015) -- About 10,000 students from the Tri-Cities and Richmond area will participate in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum's Touching the Past program this school year.

  • Fort Lee team wins LogistXGames

    Feb 5, 2015

    SANDSTON, Va. (Feb. 5, 2014) -- A team of 14 active duty and Reserve Soldiers from Fort Lee topped their opponents to win the inaugural Richmond LogistXGames held Jan. 29 near Richmond International Airport.

  • TRADOC commanding general visits Fort Lee

    Feb 5, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 5, 2015) -- The commanding general of Training and Doctrine Command visited Fort Lee Monday and discussed various topics critical to the Army's operational effectiveness in the near future.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) Soldiers compete for 2015 'best warrior' title

    Feb 5, 2015

    Camp Bullis, Texas (Feb. 5, 2015) --Approximately 15 Reserve Soldiers from across the nation kicked off the 80th Training Command (TASS) annual Best Warrior Competition here today.

  • Culinary Specialists Prepare to Take on Competition at Fort Lee

    Feb 4, 2015

    At an Army airstrip on the eastern edge of Seoul is a dining facility that serves the aviators and support crews of the small base that is known as K-16. It is here that culinary specialists stationed with different units throughout Korea practice for an upcoming battle in the United States in March.

  • Lincoln Assassination Military Tribunal: 150 years later

    Feb 4, 2015

    FORT MCNAIR, Washington, D.C. -- Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall announces a special observance of the 150-year anniversary of the start of the military tribunal of those thought responsible for the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.

  • 45th Sustainment Brigade reassumes Pacific logistics mission after Afghanistan deployment

    Feb 4, 2015

    The 45th Sustainment Brigade uncased its headquarters' colors Feb. 4, symbolizing its reintegration from its Afghanistan deployment and reuniting all of the unit's elements under one brigade flag for the first time in more than four years.

  • 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Vision Explained

    Feb 4, 2015

    Col. Kevin L. Jacobi, commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, discusses with Regimental Vision.

  • Watchdogs ensure expeditionary readiness, build teamwork during CPX

    Feb 3, 2015

    The 8th Military Police Brigade worked through an intense scenario, building teamwork and expeditionary readiness, during its Command Post Exercise, Jan. 26-30, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • 3-15 Infantry: First through combined arms live-fire

    Feb 2, 2015

    Three light infantry companies of 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were the first companies to conduct a combined arms live-fire exercise during the brigade's field training event, Vanguard Focus, which started Jan. 20, 2015, on Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Army, AMC leadership address strategy

    Jan 30, 2015

    U.S. Army Materiel Command leaders highlighted lessons learned and the work the command is doing across the globe during a briefing to the Chief of Staff of the Army, Jan. 29.

  • A helping hand to Afghanistan

    Jan 29, 2015

    The Foreign Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program is a process used by the U.S. government to transfer unneeded property permanently to a foreign government, in this case, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Items which fall under the FEPP inventory are often accumulated during base closures and base realignments, where excess property is found and inventoried. This process is helpful in saving tax payer money, in addition to being able to offer assistance to foreign forces.

  • The Army's 911: Opening the hose on Army fire truck maintenance

    Jan 28, 2015

    The Army Reserve is now working to service, repair and re-certify its firefighting trucks to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

  • Materiel Common Operating Picture provides unprecedented view of logistics readiness

    Jan 28, 2015

    For more than a year, the U.S. Army Materiel Command has been hard at work developing a system that provides an overall picture of logistics readiness across the Army. The command wanted to aggregate data and provide leaders access to timely information in a user-friendly, easy-to-interpret online dashboard format.

  • "It takes a team to make AMC be all that it can be" says AMC's first lady

    Jan 28, 2015

    Huntsville, Ala. -- The senior-most spouses in the U.S. Army Materiel Command met for the first time at the 2015 Senior Leader Forum at the Von Braun Center, here on Jan. 26, also known as National Spouse's Day.

  • American Legion commander touts Watervliet as a pillar of national defense

    Jan 26, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal commander had at least 120,000 reasons why it was important to host here January 22 Frank Peters, the American Legion's New York Department Commander who leads an organization numbering nearly 120,000 members.

  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.