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  • DLA leadership receives briefings on ASC, other RIA commands

    Aug 26, 2013

    D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, briefed Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek, director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., Aug. 26 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Fort Lee Soldier selected for LATINA style award

    Aug 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 22, 2013) -- Capt. Nyraliz Sanabria-Rivera, a Quartermaster BOLC instructor/writer, Army Logistics University, has earned the national LATINA Style Distinguished Service Award for 2013.

  • Quartermasters return to Fort Lee for field training

    Aug 23, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 22, 2013) -- The 23rd Quartermaster Brigade end-of-cycle field training exercise made its return to Fort Lee Aug. 12 with a four-day event held at Training Area 27.

  • Redskins welcome Fort Lee military members, others to day at training camp

    Aug 23, 2013

    RICHMOND (Aug. 22, 2013) -- While Spc. Ruben Vazquez did a good job of maintaining his outward composure, the excitement he felt inside gushed out in short, simple statements.

  • Twilight Tattoo dazzles audience

    Aug 22, 2013

    Several hundred visitors to the Nation's Capital, along with hosts Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-2, and Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4 watched the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's performance of Twilight Tattoo on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall.

  • Keeping vehicles ammo free

    Aug 20, 2013

    Sgt. Nho Thatch briefs Marine Sgt. Maj. James Booker, senior enlisted leader for the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, on a camera used to inspect vehicles for ammunition during the Ammo Abatement process.

  • Lean six sigma project leads to cost avoidance

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- While completing requirements for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, John Braswell implemented process improvements for the missile design trade study process that promise the Army savings of about $2 million over the next seven years.

  • Army aviation strives to own weather

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Flying a helicopter through rain, fog or cloudy conditions is challenging and dangerous, so a team of U.S. Army engineers have taken on the challenge to research ways to make flying in degraded visual environments easier and safer for rotorcraft pilots.

  • Army uses 3D printing to better equip Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is using some of the latest advancements in the areas of composite structures and 3D printing to better equip today's Soldiers.

  • Army researchers help reduce MRAP maintenance

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Due to the immediate need for protecting Warfighters from improvised explosive devices, the Mine Resistant Ambushed Protected program rapidly procured several vehicles specifically designed for this purpose; safety was the main concern, sustainment costs were considered secondary.

  • Presidential helicopter to get upgrade

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The primary aircraft in the U.S. President's rotary wing fleet is the VH-60N, also known as the White Hawk, and to support its mission planning, the Navy called upon members of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate.

  • Battle Labs 'go to war' to assess capabilities of reshaped Army

    Aug 15, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- Many Team Lee members refer to the Combined Arms Support Command as the Army's "sustainment think tank."

  • Brooks takes charge of Fort Lee garrison

    Aug 15, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va., (Aug. 8, 2013) -- Col. Paul K. Brooks -- a U.S. Military Academy graduate and former enlisted military policeman -- was welcomed as the new commander of U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee during a change command ceremony Aug. 1 at the Lee Club.

  • Depot employees returning to regular work schedule

    Aug 15, 2013

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced August 6 that the 11-day furlough for about 650,000 DoD civilians has been reduced to six days.

  • Measurements made easy with depot machines

    Aug 15, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot's Technology Integration Division is frequently called upon whenever shops in the industrial area have an item whose dimensions cannot be measured by shop personnel.

  • Picatinny Arsenal to end furloughs next week

    Aug 15, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Unpaid furloughs end Friday for Picatinny Arsenal's 4,800 federal workers following the Defense Department's Aug. 6 decision to reduce the number of unpaid days off employees were required to take from 11 to six.

  • ASC briefs congressional staffers on evolving global reach, critical missions

    Aug 14, 2013

    Congressional staffers from Iowa and Illinois will be apprising elected officials on the status of Rock Island Arsenal Ill., its various missions and future following a day's worth of briefings there Aug. 13.

  • Army preserves lines of communication with industrial base

    Aug 14, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips, Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, conducted industry visits with the Army's industrial base in Pennsylvania and Arizona between August 14-30, 2013. The leaders visited Raytheon, General Dynamics, Boeing-Mesa in Arizona and Boeing's Vertical Lift facility in Ridley Park, Pa.

  • Picatinny employee hops into Guinness Book of World Records

    Aug 13, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - After more than three years of training and recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, Joseph Scavone Jr., officially and literally hopped into the Guinness Book of World Records for fastest mile hopped on one foot. Scavone, 30, set the record little more than a year ago while attempting to break the previous record of 27 minutes and 51 seconds, held by Ashrita Furman. Scavone is a Picatinny Arsenal heavy truck driver with Chugach Industries, the installation's general contractor.

  • Tooele's Ammunition Test Site performs cryofracture and treatment study

    Aug 13, 2013

    A Cryobath container full of liquid nitrogen and cryopress test fixture are being used for the freezing and crushing of Department of Defense munitions. Sub munitions, M74 antipersonnel, M75 anti tank mines, and MK118 rockeye bomblets that have been identified to be part of the feasibility study to cryofracture the sub munitions and incinerate them in the Ammunition Testing Facility, APE 1236M2 Deactivation Furnace located at Tooele Army Depot (TEAD).

  • 401st AFSB receives first weigh-in-motion system in Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2013

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is the first unit in Afghanistan to procure the state-of-the-art weigh-in-motion system, which can record a vehicle's length, width, height, weight, number of axles and center of balance in a matter of seconds without the vehicle operator having to come to a halt.

  • Former AMC Commander passes, leaves legacy of service

    Aug 12, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A former Army Materiel Command leader will be laid to rest Aug. 17 at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

  • General visits ammunition plant, talks 2020 planning

    Aug 12, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French had a message for the senior leaders of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant when she visited her subordinate installation here July 30: find the plant's business niche within its core competencies and plan for 2020 now.

  • Army engineers bring 'Power, Energy and Cyber' to students

    Aug 9, 2013

    Army engineers provided high school students a look into the science-related career paths available to them through advanced classroom instruction and hands-on experiments as part of an expanded Gains in the Education and Mathematics and Science program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 15-26, 2013.

  • Westphal discusses fiscal challenges facing Army during TRADOC, Fort Eustis visit

    Aug 8, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Eustis, Va., Aug. 7, 2013, to get an update on U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command missions, and speak with leaders about the future of the Army.

  • CECOM provides sustainment training to Army platoon

    Aug 8, 2013

    As the Army continues to transition to peacetime operations, sustaining the force and maintaining readiness is among the Army's top priorities, and the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's mission of reset, maintenance and sustainment of communications-electronics systems will aid in that transition.

  • Army Chief of Staff honors Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 8, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, visits several bases in Afghanistan, and honors several brave Soldiers.

  • Corps team in Afghanistan destroying unserviceable, excess munitions

    Aug 8, 2013

    Since April 2012, JMD-A has destroyed more than 1,600 tons of unserviceable munitions and the process will continue until our services are no longer needed, Hamley said.

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar issues equipment to last unit, preps for drawdown

    Aug 7, 2013

    AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade issued equipment to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, the last unit scheduled to receive equipment from the battalion in preparation for the reduction of U.S. military presence and full transition to Afghan security lead by December 2014.

  • CASCOM hosts senior Chilean logistician

    Aug 7, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Maj. Gen. Victor Arriagada, Chilean Army Logistics Division commander, for a tour of its training facilities Aug. 5-6.

  • Annual Shutdown? Not for an Army-owned manufacturing center

    Aug 7, 2013

    When the Arsenal "shutdown" operations last week to accommodate its annual summer vacation period and to conduct heavy maintenance, someone who is not familiar with Army manufacturing might have thought the sounds of heavy machining would have been silenced as darkness spread to more than one million square feet of manufacturing space. But neither darkness nor a void of sound set in for two reasons.

  • LOGCAP executive director appointed to SES; thrilled about helping others

    Aug 7, 2013

    Like his father, the new executive director of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, better known as LOGCAP, has landed the job of his dreams. Jay T. Carr was formally appointed to the Senior Executive Service, Army Sustainment Command, during a ceremony Aug. 6 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. He heads up a program that has greatly benefitted those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Walker promoted to Brig. Gen. during a "Family First" Ceremony

    Aug 7, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and senior leadership came out to Brig. Gen. Flem Bowen "Donnie" Walker Jr., commanding general of the 3d ESC, for his promotion to brigadier general at a ceremony held here at the Saber and Quill on Aug. 2.

  • Carr enters Senior Executive Service with Army Sustainment Command

    Aug 6, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command's Jay Carr was sworn into Senior Executive Service by D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, during a ceremony in Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall Aug. 6. Carr now serves as the command's executive director for the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program better known as LOGCAP.

  • Troops Return Home

    Aug 2, 2013

    NUREMBERG, Germany- Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade as they deplane at Nuremberg Airport, July 31. O'Connor was on hand to welcome home over 150 Soldiers of the brigade as they returned safely from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's unique mission included training and assisting the Afghan National Army in developing their own robust logistical capabilities. (Photo by Staff Sgt. April Tessmer, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st TSC)

  • AMC deputy CG revisits ordnance roots

    Aug 1, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, to share information about training initiatives, credentialing programs and the future of sustainment July 31.

  • Army Energy Initiatives Task Force debuts inaugural newsletter

    Aug 1, 2013

    The Energy Initiatives Task Force published their inaugural newsletter, aimed at informing and engaging industry and installations on large-scale renewable energy.

  • 21st TSC helps move equipment to Afghanistan

    Jul 31, 2013

    Using a process called multi-modal transportation, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command oversaw and coordinated the movement of equipment in more than 200 TRICON type containers from their home station in Vilseck, Germany, to their unit, the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, in Afghanistan, beginning June 21, 2013, and spanning the course of 28 days.

  • Vicenza garrison installs smart lights on track to Net Zero

    Jul 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Public Works has completed the replacement of 247 light poles supporting 494 old style metal halide lamp fixtures with 357 LED light fixtures on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The $843,000 project is expected to save the garrison approximately $30,000 annually and further the garrison's move toward achieving Net Zero Energy Installation status.

  • Transporters recognize excellence

    Jul 29, 2013

    Transportation Corps Soldiers and civilians, past and present, gathered at Fort Lee to honor the accomplishments of their teammates July 25. To celebrate the 71st birthday of the Transportation Corps, Soldiers and civilians were recognized for their contributions during the regimental officer, warrant officer, noncommissioned officer and civilian of the year, Distinguished Members of the Regiment and hall of fame ceremonies.

  • MRE production for 2014 does away with lasagna, refried beans, fajitas

    Jul 29, 2013

    Barbecue shredded beef, vegetarian taco pasta, and seasoned black beans will replace chicken fajitas, vegetable lasagna, refried beans and potato cheddar soup in the 2014 production of Meals, Ready-to-Eat, or MREs.

  • Transportation Corps puts One Army School System on full throttle

    Jul 28, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 25, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Transportation School is continuing to implement elements of the One Army School System, launching recent efforts to cross-train active duty and reserve component instructors.

  • Meticulous Mechanics

    Jul 27, 2013

    Despite a harsh environment, heavy loads and rugged terrain a trio of mechanics work hard and meticulously to ensure their unit trucks are ready to roll at any given time.

  • Picatinny hosts NJIT program for middle school girls

    Jul 24, 2013

    School may be out for the summer, but for at least one New Jersey Institute of Technology program, the learning didn't stop.

  • Rittenhouse takes command of DLA Distribution Tobyhanna

    Jul 24, 2013

    DLA Change of Command

  • AMC, PEO Ground Combat Systems eliminate redundancies in Stryker retrograde

    Jul 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Materiel Command, the Army's single logistics command, and Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems have partnered to streamline the process for the Warfighter to turn in Stryker combat vehicles prior to redeployment.

  • Historic arsenal celebrates its 200th birthday, welcomes new commander

    Jul 22, 2013

    Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr. took command Thursday of the 200-year-old Army manufacturing center from Migaleddi in a formal Army ceremony called a Change of Command. The official party, consisting of Migaleddi and Schiller, was led by Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, the commanding general of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. This was the arsenal's 58th change of command since 1813. On July 14, 2013, the arsenal celebrated 200 years of continuous support to our nation's military.

  • Excess equipment benefits U.S., foreign partners

    Jul 18, 2013

    Using 1,026 M113A2 armored personnel carriers from the Army's Excess Defense Articles, obtained through Security Assistance Command's foreign military sales program, and the refurbishment expertise provided by an Army Materiel Command public-private partnership provided the means for the Iraqi Army to begin standing up its planned six-division armored capability.

  • Seen around Anniston Army Depot

    Jul 18, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot's industrial base is always hard at work keeping the Department of Defense's warfighters supplied with equipment that works the first time and every time. These are just a few of the faces and operations performed by the depot's men and women.

  • Training sharpens local firefighter's skill sets

    Jul 18, 2013

    Rock Island Arsenal and other fire departments practiced confined-spaces rescue techniques at the foundry on Rock Island Arsenal, July 11. The confined-spaces training took place in a pit underneath the foundry's mold shake out machine, at the Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, the only multi-purpose and vertically integrated metal manufacturer in the Department of Defense.

  • Ammunition plant employees donate blood, pay it forward

    Jul 18, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- Someone needs a blood transfusion about every two seconds in the United States, according to the American Red Cross.

  • Conformal battery unburdens Army's networked Soldiers

    Jul 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army is developing a battery to improve Soldiers' agility on the battlefield while meeting the demands of an increased power burden stemming from new networked electronic devices.

  • Depot upgrades Humvee ambulances for Army National Guard

    Jul 16, 2013

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., has joined forces with Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., to produce 72 new M997A3 Humvee Ambulances for the Army National Guard.

  • Reservists hone combat skills during annual training

    Jul 16, 2013

    Local reservists practiced the art of their craft while wading ankle deep in concrete laying a new floor in one of Tobyhanna Army Depot's storage buildings during their annual Extended Combat Training (ECT).

  • Deseret Chemical Depot closes, transitions installation to Tooele Army Depot

    Jul 16, 2013

    In a special U.S. military ceremony, Deseret Chemical Depot was formally closed July 11, 2013. Yet with hundreds of workers, both government and contractors, still employed here, the gates remain open.

  • First female Soldiers graduate Artillery Mechanic course

    Jul 16, 2013

    History was made July 16 as the first women to attend the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Artillery Mechanic (91P), course graduated during a ceremony here. The 15-week military occupational specialty has, until the beginning of this class, been restricted to male students.

  • Watervliet Arsenal celebrates its 200th year of manufacturing

    Jul 15, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., workforce transcends decades and even generations each time they enter the fence line. After all, the arsenal celebrated 200 years of continuous support to our military, July 14, 2013.

  • Secretary of Defense talks budget, resources and readiness with Fort Bragg community

    Jul 15, 2013

    Questions from service members, civilian employees and family members about the U.S. military's budget, resources and services highlighted an hour-long town hall event with the Secretary of Defense Monday afternoon at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • ACU-Alternate uniform offers more fit options

    Jul 8, 2013

    A new Army Combat Uniform with special consideration to the female form is now at Fort Sill, Okla., and it is being issued to new Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training.

  • Detroit Arsenal associates observe Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Jul 5, 2013

  • Salute to the Union

    Jul 4, 2013

    The Old Guard Presidential Salute Battery commemorated the Fourth of July with a 50-gun salute on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 4, 2013.

  • USARPAC becomes 4-star headquarters during change of command

    Jul 3, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presided over the U.S. Army Pacific change-of-command Flying V ceremony from Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski to Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, on Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013.

  • Soldier Show revs up Fort Lee with 'Ready and Resilient' theme

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 4, 2013) -- Attracting eager and enthusiastic crowds during its mid-afternoon and evening performances at Fort Lee's MacLaughlin Fitness Center, the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show came to For Lee June 27 and treated military members, civilians and families to an unforgettable musical extravaganza.

  • ASC hosts governor, AMC leadership, DoD logistician

    Jul 3, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command hosted the governor of Illinois, the commanding general of the Army Material Command, and the assistant secretary of defense (logistics and materiel readiness), and other distinguished visitors at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 1.

  • ASC holds ceremony honoring 12 members set to retire

    Jul 2, 2013

    The Army Sustainment Command bid farewell to 12 of its members in a ceremony here June 27 at Heritage Hall. D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, bestowed four Department of the Army civilians and eight Soldiers -- with service totaling 349 years, 34 deployments and careers ranging from 20 to 44 years -- with awards, certificates, flags and pins recognizing their accomplishments at ASC's quarterly Award, Retirement & Retreat ceremony.

  • 10th BSB earns 'Distinguished Unit of Regiment' designation

    Jun 27, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The Quartermaster Corps honored 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), as Distinguished Unit of the Regiment along with 16 Hall of Fame inductees during the annual Regimental Review here June 6.

  • Army ammunition plant gets new commander

    Jun 27, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- The nation's premier bomb and warhead loading facility welcomed a new leader during a change of command ceremony on the grounds adjacent to its headquarters here, June 25.

  • Food inspector watches what you eat for health and safety

    Jun 27, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The last line of defense in the quality and safety of the food that military servicemembers, veterans, and family members purchase for consumption at the installation's commissary lies in the hands of one Soldier, Sgt. Christine Agyemann-Ott.

  • SMA: Review of standards first step in 'Soldier 2020'

    Jun 27, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., for two days earlier this week and discussed the direction the Army is taking as it transitions into the future.

  • 401st AFSB executes Force Provider retrograde throughout Afghanistan

    Jun 26, 2013

    As forces in Afghanistan drawdown in preparation for the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops by February 2014, so will the life support equipment needed to sustain personnel deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • New chief of transportation takes helm

    Jun 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 26) -- The Transportation Corps and School has been without an official Chief of Transportation/commandant for more than three months.

  • ASC Soldiers mentor camp youth

    Jun 26, 2013

    Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command supported Casa Guanajuato Quad Cities Fiesta Camp at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., on June 19, as part of a leadership-based field trip.

  • Watervliet wins $6.2M contract, its fourth multimillion-dollar contract since May

    Jun 25, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced today that it received a $6.2 million contract to manufacture more than 1,600 60 mm mortar baseplates for the Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. This is the fourth multimillion-dollar contract awarded to the arsenal in the last six weeks.

  • West Point Comes to the Corpus Christi Army Depot with a New Internship Program

    Jun 25, 2013

    Corpus Christi Army Depot has joined forces with West Point's Department of Systems Engineering to offer three-week internships for cadets to work alongside depot leaders and artisans.

  • Ammunition plant breaks new ground with state

    Jun 25, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. - Improving access to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant and safety on the highway leading to the facility for employees and truckers transporting munitions is paving the way for several joint projects between the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and U.S. Army here.

  • Unexpected experience shapes logistician's career

    Jun 25, 2013

    Working "above your pay grade"? For Carrie Caldwell Clinard, that phrase quickly became a reality three years into her Army Civilian career when she deployed to Iraq. This edition of Faces of the Force features a young acquisition leader who currently serves as a logistics management specialist responsible for ensuring the Army's principal air-to-ground missile weapon system, HELLFIRE, is maintained and operational for Soldiers and service members alike. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Secretary of Army tours 401st AFSB at Bagram Airfield

    Jun 24, 2013

    Hon. John McHugh, secretary of the Army, toured Bagram Airfield, June 21, and met personnel with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • PEO IEWS and 401st AFSB partner to retrograde Army's 'eye in the sky'

    Jun 21, 2013

    In a joint effort between PEO Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Sensors and 4th Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, the first Persistent Threat Detection System, or PTDS, was retrograded June 21 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Tobyhanna overhauls Air Force training tool

    Jun 21, 2013

    It was 20 degrees below zero when personnel fielded Tobyhanna Army Depot's first overhauled Unmanned Threat Emitter (UMTE) training system at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

  • 3d ESC Change of Command Ceremony

    Jun 21, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to Col. (P) Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr. during a change of command ceremony June 18 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • 3d ESC Awarded Distinguished Unit Streamer

    Jun 21, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) added the Quartermaster Distinguished Unit of Regiment Streamer to its colors June 18 before the change of command at Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • Westphal to CGSOC students: Leader development vital to Army's transition, readiness

    Jun 20, 2013

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal spoke to more than 1,050 graduates of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 14, 2013, challenging them to take on the legacy of their grandfathers and determine now to become the next "greatest generation."

  • Quartermaster general gets first star

    Jun 20, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 20, 2013) -- Brig. Gen. John E. "Skip" O'Neil IV celebrated earning his first star during a ceremony Friday at the Regimental Club.

  • Weirick to lead Army Contracting Command-Redstone

    Jun 20, 2013

    Rebecca "Becky" Weirick has been named executive director of the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Ala., contracting center.

  • Furloughs, workload among topics of recent ANAD town hall

    Jun 20, 2013

    Col. Brent Bolander, Anniston Army Depot's commander, held his second series of town hall meetings June 12. Topics included the upcoming furlough, overtime, future workload, safety and sexual harassment and assault.

  • AMC DCG impressed by depot workforce, partnerships

    Jun 20, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy to the commanding general for the U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited Anniston Army Depot and two of its tenant organizations, the Anniston Munitions Center and DLA Distribution Anniston June 11. This was her first visit to the installation since assuming her current role in August 2012. The purpose of the DCG's visit was to view the workforce at Anniston Army Depot, see the work being performed to overhaul and repair some of the Army's weapons systems and to view the coordination in place between the installation and DLA Distribution Anniston, a tenant on the depot.

  • AMC receives four value engineering awards

    Jun 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics recently announced that the U.S. Army Materiel Command is the recipient of four Department of Defense Value Engineering awards.

  • Army's top real estate exec visits Picatinny, cites funding as biggest operational challenge to Army

    Jun 20, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Picatinny Arsenal, June 20.

  • Local, state, and federal officials converge on Watervliet to share in its 200-year history

    Jun 19, 2013

    Local, state, and federal officials converged June 11 on an Army-owned and -operated factory, called the Watervliet Arsenal, to honor and commemorate the arsenal's 200 years of continuous service to our nation. In a town hall setting, the mayors of Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Watervliet joined with the NY State Adjutant General, the NY State Director of Canal Corporation, the Albany County Executive, and the Director of the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center to participate in an Arsenal Community Covenant Ceremony.

  • Army updates 'eyes' of Apache helicopters

    Jun 18, 2013

    The Army is incorporating a new sensor capability into its Apache helicopters.

  • Army Sustainment Command CG receives second star

    Jun 17, 2013

    Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, assisted in the promotion ceremony for Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 13 at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

  • Redstone marksmen dominate state championships

    Jun 17, 2013

    The Redstone Arsenal Skeet Team made a strong showing at the Alabama State Skeet Championships recently by sweeping up all the Five-Man Team awards.

  • 'Subject to Recall' exhibit opens at Quartermaster museum

    Jun 17, 2013

    Keith Desbois, Combined Arms Support Command Public Affairs

  • 'Subject to Recall' exhibit opens at Quartermaster museum

    Jun 17, 2013

  • Equipment situational awareness matters

    Jun 14, 2013

    There's an element of risk involved when Soldiers work in motor pools, around aircraft or any equipment that must be climbed to accomplish different tasks. For many Soldiers, it's part of a safely accomplished mission; but for others, a split-second mishap serves as a lifelong reminder of the associated hazards.

  • Army aviation engineers play role in helicopter rebuild

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Army has upgraded the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior from 1980s equipment to the most current technology available.

  • Army harnesses sun to reduce casualties from sniper attacks

    Jun 13, 2013

    The U.S. Army is harnessing the elements to help reduce casualties from sniper attacks on forward operating bases.

  • Schweinfurt commissary continues service despite closure

    Jun 13, 2013

    Despite changes occurring within the community, the commissary is one service within the garrison that will continue to provide a high level of operation until closure in 2014.

  • Solar carport nears completion, prepares to power up

    Jun 13, 2013

    New carport features a solar photovoltaic array that will supplement or provide power completely to the Mack depending on the amount of electricity it generates.

  • Fort Sill battalions take long haul for training

    Jun 13, 2013

    Soldiers from the 100th and 168th Brigade Support battalions convoyed to Fort Carson, Colo., June 3-6, to turn in excess equipment and pickup artillery pieces from 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery.


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