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  • The enhanced speed bag system

    Jul 7, 2015

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

  • The simulation operations officer in a sustainment brigade

    Jul 7, 2015

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

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

    Jul 7, 2015

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

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

    Jul 7, 2015

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

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

    Jul 7, 2015

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

  • Fort Lee ACS earns perfect accreditation score

    Jul 2, 2015

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

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

    Jul 2, 2015

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

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

    Jul 1, 2015

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

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

    Jul 1, 2015

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

  • Eighth Army Unveils "Grab and Go" Canteen

    Jul 1, 2015

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

  • Boganowski succeeds Geck as 800th LSB commander

    Jun 29, 2015

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

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

    Jun 26, 2015

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

  • Odierno awards LRC-Italy for deployment excellence

    Jun 26, 2015

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

  • Fort Lee instructor earns Pat Tillman scholarship

    Jun 26, 2015

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

  • LRC-TS continues support in humanitarian causes

    Jun 26, 2015

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

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

    Jun 25, 2015

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

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

    Jun 24, 2015

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

  • Logistics Soldiers prepare for Ironhorse Challenge, NTC

    Jun 23, 2015

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

  • Army executives receive prestigious presidential rank awards

    Jun 22, 2015

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

  • Quartermasters prepare for upcoming deployments, focus on teamwork

    Jun 22, 2015

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

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

    Jun 19, 2015

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

  • New leader slated for Ordnance Corps

    Jun 18, 2015

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

  • Quartermaster takes helm at Army Logistics University

    Jun 18, 2015

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

  • Units in Europe begin training on new logistics system

    Jun 18, 2015

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

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

    Jun 18, 2015

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

  • 509th Signal Battalion wins Army Supply Excellence Award

    Jun 17, 2015

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

  • 200 years later, still in search of perfection

    Jun 17, 2015

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

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

    Jun 17, 2015

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

  • Red River named winner of maintenance award

    Jun 15, 2015

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

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

    Jun 15, 2015

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

    Jun 11, 2015

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

  • USACRC releases expanded crew endurance guide

    Jun 10, 2015

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

  • Letterkenny Munitions Center welcomes new commander

    Jun 10, 2015

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

  • Odierno: Army tops at force sustainment

    Jun 10, 2015

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

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Gains New Commander

    Jun 10, 2015

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

  • MPs join Special Olympics torch run, raise community awareness

    Jun 10, 2015

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

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

    Jun 10, 2015

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

  • MWD teams enhance readiness through certification

    Jun 10, 2015

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

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

    Jun 10, 2015

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

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

    Jun 9, 2015

    Washington D.C. -- Thirty-nine U.S. Army logistics units will be honored at the Pentagon at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, at the 11th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA) ceremony. Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno and Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Lieutenant General Gustave F. Perna will speak at the ceremony and recognize the winners for their excellence.

  • Arsenal builds hardened cannons, relationship with Canadian Army

    Jun 8, 2015

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

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

    Jun 5, 2015

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

  • Best of the best

    Jun 5, 2015

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

  • "Iron Brigade" Expeditionary Training

    Jun 4, 2015

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

  • Reserve engineers train on 'new' munitions system

    Jun 4, 2015

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

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

    Jun 4, 2015

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

  • DOD looking to save on service contracts

    Jun 4, 2015

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

  • Army leader opens business symposium

    Jun 4, 2015

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

  • AMC supports joint and coalition forces

    Jun 3, 2015

    Personnel assigned to or aligned with Army Materiel Command are supporting U.S. Marines partnered with the Republic of Georgia's 43rd Light Infantry Battalion in missions to provide force protection here and ground patrols in the Bagram Ground Defense Area.

  • 80th Training Command's carpentry, masonry course builds solid foundation for soldiers

    Jun 3, 2015

    It's a rainy May day in New Jersey and Master Sgt. Darrell McAllister, course manager of the 80th Training Command's carpentry and masonry course at Fort Dix, is quizzing his class of more than a dozen soldiers on the specifics of pouring concrete as he leads them in impromptu push-ups. As his students will soon discover, succeeding in the field of carpentry and masonry will require both mental acuity and physical toughness, something for which McAllister is now cleverly preparing them. By the end of the two-week course, soldiers will have learned the basics of construction, from how to properly utilize shop tools and the raw tools around them to accomplish the mission to mixing mortar into concrete and laying a concrete slab.

  • III Corps units zero in on Fleet Readiness Campaign for future ops

    Jun 3, 2015

    For nearly 15 years, III Corps units have been deploying in and out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • G-4: New logistics technology tool 'game-changer'

    Jun 3, 2015

    Global Combat Support System-Army, or GCSS-Army, "is clearly the game-changer in logistics," said Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, announcing that the "second wave" of GCSS-Army, which launched in January, is in full swing.

  • European Activity Set proves successful, being expanded

    Jun 3, 2015

    "The European Activity Set proved so successful that the Army chief of staff approved growing it to a full brigade combat team," Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche said.

  • Hawaii sustainment troops excel, lead Dining Facility to Army-level honors

    Jun 3, 2015

    Soldiers throughout the 8th Theater Sustainment Command and their civilian counterparts had something to be proud about March 28 at the 8th TSC Dining Facility on Schofield Barracks. The Dining Team placed second out of 189 Army Dining Facilities across the world in the nationally recognized Philip A. Connelly Army Food Service Competition for food service excellence.

  • 'Because We Care,' Food Services Soldiers show compassion for the local Honolulu community

    Jun 3, 2015

    For more than a half century, the military presence on Oahu has increased to more than 1.3 million individuals. These individuals use the islands resources, schools, and employment opportunities, while taking advantage of the many leisure opportunities of the island. To show the native people the military's appreciation of their hospitality, units conduct community relations to support, give back, and interact with the local community.

  • 8th HRSC prepares for upcoming deployment

    Jun 3, 2015

    The Human Resources Sustainment Center is a unit that provides theater-level support to plan, integrate and coordinate human resources assistance to service members in both a garrison and deployed environment.

  • LRC reps discuss new SOPs at ASC headquarters

    Jun 2, 2015

    Logistic Readiness Center personnel are meeting at U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquartes at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, for three days to help develop standing operating procedures for the Army's 70-plus Logistics Readiness Centers.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's May 2015 Newsletter: The Salvo

    Jun 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 May 2015. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation since the War of 1812.

  • Ordnance Corps welcomes new regimental chief warrant officer

    May 21, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 21, 2015) -- Chief Warrant Officer 5 Richard C. Myers Jr., became the 9th Regimental CWO of the Ordnance Corps during a May 14 change of responsibility ceremony here in Ball Auditorium on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Angry boxer to preacher to an Arsenal Face of Strength

    May 21, 2015

    Today's Arsenal is no longer the 12-acre plot of land that once packed ammunition cartridges for the War of 1812, nor is it the manufacturing center where more than 9,000 workers once toiled to provide critical weapons to our nation's troops during World War II. But what the Arsenal remains to be today is a place where men and women can learn or nurture a skill, provide a good middle-class living to their family, and if they make it a career, leave here one day a better person than when they arrived.

  • Former CENTCOM commander provides energy security leader professional development

    May 21, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 21, 2015) -- Members of the Fort Lee community attended a leader professional development session focused on the importance of energy security May 14 at the Lee Theater.

  • Hawaii sustainment leaders donate supplies, time to local school

    May 21, 2015

    Soldiers from the 8th Special Troops Battalion joined their command team in delivering school supplies to the battalion's partnership school, Gustav H. Webling Elementary School in Aiea, Hawaii, May 14, 2015.

  • "BIPASS" the ER waiting room? Yes!!!

    May 20, 2015

    The Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows some incoming ER patients to bypass the ER waiting room by instantly booking an appointment with a primary care physician instead. Real-time primary care appointment availability can now be viewed on a large-screen display located outside the Emergency Room, on another display for those waiting to be seen inside the ER waiting room, and it's even available online from the GLWACH website for all of GLWACH's TRICARE beneficiaries to use. When cancellations occur, they appear as available appointments almost immediately--within two minutes--on BIPASS. "The BIPASS webpage is the most visited page on our website," said Randall W. Moore II, GLWACH's ER assistant chief.

  • Arsenal makes an "educated" investment that may take years to payoff

    May 18, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The fact that the Watervliet Arsenal made an investment last week is not news as workers here often see the arrival of new machinery, ongoing work to improve water systems, and repairs to buildings. But this investment is different in that it may take years to payoff. Nevertheless, with more than 200 years in continuous operation, the Arsenal leadership believes it has time on its side given that this investment deals with students who are still in middle school.

  • TRADOC Reserve Instructor of the Year credits mentorship for his success

    May 18, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. --- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, commander 80th Training Command, cited Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto's dedication, professionalism, and selfless service as he presented the Intelligence Analyst senior instructor with the 2014 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Reserve Instructor of the Year award during a ceremony here, May 12, 2015. Impressed with Soto's accomplishment, Sgt. Maj. Jose Schneegans, operations sergeant major 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas, remembers a time when then Spc. Soto was a different Soldier. He was sometimes late to Battle Assemblies, his uniform was less than 100 percent and he barely passed the Army Physical Fitness Test. Schneegans, who at the time was a staff sergeant, decided to have what he refers to as a pep talk with the young Soldier. Soto said it was a butt chewing.

  • US Army Europe commander visits Fearless Guardian in Ukraine

    May 18, 2015

    YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here May 18, 2015 with Ukrainian Land Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Anatoliy Pushniakov and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Evelyn Farkas to assess the first month of training between U.S. paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Ukrainian National Guard's 3029th Regiment as part of Fearless Guardian.

  • Paratroopers visit wounded Ukrainian soldiers

    May 16, 2015

    Paratroopers with the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade visited Ukrainian wounded soldiers at the Main Military Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine May 13, 2015, in Kiev, Ukraine during a two-day visit to the U.S. Embassy.

  • ROC Drill helps refine capabilities

    May 14, 2015

    CASCOM hosted a Theater Opening Rehearsal of Concept Drill at the Logistics Exercise and Simulation Center April 27 - May 1 to gather feedback on adapting the sustainment community to support the Army of 2020 and beyond.

  • Ammunition Accountability

    May 13, 2015

    Accountability is the cornerstone of logistics in the United States Army. Thirteen years of sustained conflict in Afghanistan shaped conditions that led to an extensive loss of ammunition accountability.

  • ASC works with National Guard, Army Reserve to move equipment, munitions thousands of miles

    May 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command partnered with the Army National Guard Directorate uniting NG units from six states and elements of the U.S. Army Reserve and Active Army at Military Ocean Terminal -- Sunny Point (MOTSU) to offload equipment and munitions from the Army Motor Vessel, Lt. Col. John U.D. Page. The cargo was then distributed to six Joint Munitions Command (JMC) depots across the United States for storage and maintenance.

  • Pacific-based Service members share unique capabilities with Dailey

    May 13, 2015

    Pacific Army mariners, divers, military police, and explosive ordnance disposal troops shared their unique capabilities with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during his visit to U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel, or LSV-4) here, May 12.

  • Container Management - Operation Enduring Freedom

    May 12, 2015

    Container management accomplishments in Afghanistan during 2014 are contributed to the synergy of strategic, operational, and tactical level leadership. Those accomplishments include the reduction of over 34,000 containers, the first ever contracted repair facility in Afghanistan, a million dollar monthly reduction in detention costs, and a 95% inventory rate.

  • Closing Out Operation Enduring Freedom

    May 12, 2015

    After 13 years of conflict, the combat mission in Afghanistan was coming to an end. The years of fighting amassed large quantities of equipment that needed to be returned to the services or disposed. Although retrograde occurred as early as 2012, the retrograde mission officially started with a four-phase operation in June 2013; Operation Drumbeat.

  • ASC's LOGCAP plays crucial role in fight against Ebola

    May 11, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command's LOGCAP proved its value again in West Africa. This time, the contract-oriented program wasn't supporting a war, but rather contributing to the halt of the largest Ebola epidemic in history.

  • Warriors demonstrate tactical and technical adaptability

    May 11, 2015

    Soldier's in today's Army must be agile and adaptable to the changes they may encounter as warriors and leaders.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • Transitioning from manual to automated machining

    May 4, 2015

    The Army is transitioning from training Soldiers on outdated machining techniques to training on current industry standard machining technology and equipment.

  • Autonomous aerial resupply systems needed in BCTs

    May 4, 2015

    Unmanned aerial systems could provide significant aerial resupply capabilities for the BCTs of the Army of 2025.

  • Afghan Air Force refuel training

    May 4, 2015

    While providing logistics support for an aviation task force in Afghanistan, a forward support company trained Afghan airmen on forward arming and refueling point operations.

  • A comparison of BCS3 and Microsoft Excel for tracking logistics

    May 4, 2015

    Logisticians use either the Battle Command Sustainment Support System or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track logistics. Two training missions provided the opportunity to compare the pros and cons of each method.

  • Deploying a combat sustainment support battalion to the National Training Center

    May 4, 2015

    The 35th CSSB provided sustainment support, conducted a tactical convoy, and faced an enemy guerrilla force during a rotation at the National Training Center.

  • Optimizing OCIE in Europe using Lean Six Sigma

    May 4, 2015

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command used Lean Six Sigma to improve theater-level organizational clothing and individual equipment inventory management.

  • A strategic solution to bridging the gap in operational movement control

    May 4, 2015

    The theater movement control element can enable more precise movement control and bridge the gap between doctrine and the ability to integrate that doctrine with other nations' systems.

  • Long distance logistics: The Mexican Expedition

    May 4, 2015

    The Army's Mexican Expedition in 1916 and 1917 provided lessons about supporting and maintaining a campaign across long distances.

  • Brigade S-8s to the rescue

    May 4, 2015

    Because of resource management personnel reductions, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) G-8 determined that its brigade S-8s required fund certification authority to help with the workload.

  • New alignment enhances training, planning, and resourcing

    May 4, 2015

    Sustainment brigades will soon be aligned with divisions to meet the needs of today's Army.

  • The Operational Test Command supports acquisition and fielding decisions

    May 4, 2015

    The Operational Test Command is responsible for ensuring that new systems designed to fill opera-tional gaps will meet the Army's needs.

  • Practical drift and logistics policy

    May 4, 2015

    Practical drift can contribute to unexpected events in logistics operations. Logisticians must be aware of this possibility and consciously work to avoid it.

  • APG SHARP Resource Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

    May 1, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, Resource Center officially opened its doors during a ribbon cutting ceremony conducted on April 15.

  • Logistics: Finding the best way to solve vexing issues

    May 1, 2015

    The language of logistics flowed freely at Fort Jackson's first-ever sustainment forum, where more than 100 Soldiers and civilians discussed everything from making sure those in basic training have clean underwear to repairing their broken weapons. Emphasis for the April 23 gathering at the Joe E. Mann Center was on best practices, although the floor also was open for complaints -- as long as those complaints led to suggestions for improvement.

  • Support where they need it - 16th Sustainment Brigade

    Apr 30, 2015

    The biggest obstacle the logistics elements from 16th Sustainment Brigade and 2nd Cavalry Regimental Support Squadron faced when force-on-force training started on April 21 was relocating the center of support, often referred to as a "jump," closer to the simulated battle Hohenfels Training Area during Exercise Saber Junction 15.

  • Tactical Training Center-Dix Instructors, students endorse new Army Learning Model

    Apr 29, 2015

    Nearly two years ago, Staff Sgt. Thomas Gambrel attended the Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course designed to have Army Reserve instructors modify their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a more facilitative approach. Now Gambrel says, in 2015 the new standard is paying dividends at Tactical Training Center-Dix where he's an assistant instructor teaching the Army Plumber Course. This teaching style, which implements principles of adult learning is meant for established Soldiers looking to learn an additional Military Occupational Specialty. It reduces instructor-led slide presentations and incorporates students' knowledge, skills, and experiences.

  • Kazma II logistics exercise brings together US, Kuwait militaries

    Apr 28, 2015

    Soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) - Operational Command Post partnered with their Kuwait army counterparts during a sustainment and logistics focused tabletop training exercise known as Kazma II at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Logistic Operations Command, April 12-16.

  • Ironhorse leaders learn logistics is key to victory

    Apr 28, 2015

    Logisticians from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, led classes April 21 to 22 to familiarize company and battalion leaders with the importance of proper sustainment planning and preparation.

  • Fort Bragg team wins BLST Olympics in annual competition

    Apr 28, 2015

    Members of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade competed in the annual Brigade Logistics Support Team (BLST) Olympics held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from April 20-24.

  • CASCOM honors nation's 5th president

    Apr 28, 2015

    Combined Arms Support Command personnel paid tribute to President James Monroe, the nation's 5th president, in a traditional wreath-laying ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, on April 28. Family members of Monroe, along with state and local dignitaries, were in attendance. Brig. Gen. John F. Haley, Chief of Ordnance and Ordnance School commandant, delivered remarks on behalf of President Barrack Obama.

  • Arsenal calls for help, more than 60 community first responders answer that call

    Apr 27, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL ― An emergency dispatch on April 23 claiming that a man was seriously injured and sulfur dioxide was leaking brought more than 60 first responders from Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties to the arsenal ΜΆ all were part of a three-hour hazardous material or HAZMAT exercise.

  • 80th Training Command logistician earns top honor

    Apr 27, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Donya Cox is the supply sergeant that a commander wants on his or her staff. Lt. Col. Gina Gentile, the 80th Training Command (TASS) deputy head of logistics, directed that comment to potential commanders within the ranks of the 80th's headquarters company after presenting Cox with the Honorable Order of St. Martin, bronze medal, during a ceremony in Richmond, Va., April 18, 2015.

  • Sustainers support elementary school read-a-thon

    Apr 27, 2015

    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers joined up with local police and firefighters to participate in Howevalley Elementary School's Read-A-Thon, April 24. Soldiers read to small groups of two to six students in some cases, while at other times they read to entire classrooms.

  • Soldiers vie for CASCOM Ultimate Warrior titles

    Apr 23, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 23, 2015) -- Four Soldiers were hailed as winners of the annual CASCOM Ultimate Warrior Competition conducted here April 14-17.