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  • 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.

  • Final Flight

    Jan 23, 2015

    The 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division take one final flight on the Kiowa Warrior helicopters. A ceremony was held for the departing unit that will be conducting an operational depoloyment in Korea.

  • Picatinny engineers use advanced sensor technologies

    Jan 21, 2015

    Picatinny engineers Michael Wright and Ralph Tillinghast from the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, saw a solution with WULF. They created a fire control using a sensor that can perform like the larger fire-control systems, yet small enough to work on all three mortar platforms.

  • After 32 years of service, just one more mission

    Jan 21, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- When Jake Peart left the Air Force in 1975, he believed that his days in the military were over. But 40 years later, he is still in the military and finding it hard to leave even though he has hit his personal target date for retirement.

  • Machinist's good idea helps the arsenal, taxpayer

    Jan 20, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- American history books are rich with stories about Soldiers who, as individuals, have gone beyond the call of duty.But while the Soldiers are fighting, there are hundreds of thousands of Department of the Army Civilians who are also stepping up and going beyond the call of duty all in a grand effort to support our nation's war fighters.

  • After 42 years, chief of Soldiers' clothing retires

    Jan 20, 2015

    For the last 31 years, Shirley Bryant-Harper has been working in the Pentagon's office of the G-4 (Logistics), in the division which has the biggest impact on a Soldier's clothing and equipment.

  • Retrograde all-stars meet for AMC/TRANSCOM Day

    Jan 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Top officials from the U.S. Transportation Command met with their Army Materiel Command counterparts here Jan. 20, on the heels of a successful transition out of Afghanistan.

  • Responsibly retrograding radioactives

    Jan 19, 2015

    Army Field Support Battalion - Afghanistan has assembled a team that incorporates expertise from the battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, 1st Theater Sustainment Command and beyond to take a prudent approach to retrograding equipment containing radioactive isotopes and trace amounts of radioactive material.

  • DCGS-A supports 101st global efforts to contain spread of Ebola

    Jan 16, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, AZ -- The Army's primary intelligence weapon system is supporting the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), deployed as the headquarters unit for the military mission in Liberia to help contain, track and stop the spread of Ebola in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • 725th EOD troops train with 10th Mountain Division

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- Army explosive ordnance disposal troops are training with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) at the U.S. Army's premier light infantry training center this month.

  • TAAC-E advisers emphasize Afghan police logistics in Nangarhar

    Jan 15, 2015

    Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East commander; Army Col. Gregory Stokes, the TAAC-E Police Advisory Team commander; and logistics and engineering advisers assigned to TAAC-E met at the RLC with Nangarhar Provincial Chief of Police Maj. Gen. Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, the RLC commander, and other police leaders to discuss issues relevant to the facility Jan. 6, 2015.

  • New quality of life improvement at AMC brings common area for workforce

    Jan 15, 2015

    Army Materiel Command headquarters continues its focus on improving the quality of life for its workforce, the command's deputy chief of staff said. A new cafeteria, the Sustainer Grab-and-Go, and laundry services were just the beginning in improving workforce quality of life in and around the AMC and U.S. Army Security Assistance Command campus.

  • Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) (OASA(ALT)) Le

    Jan 15, 2015

    OASA(ALT) Leadership Chart

  • Honoring the life, legacy and dream of MLK

    Jan 15, 2015

    Each year on the third Monday in January, our Nation commemorates the life, legacy, and dream of one of our most respected Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; an activist, humanitarian and national leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

  • Mr. Fred Clas: An arsenal legend who at 92 still talks manufacturing

    Jan 14, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- When Fred Clas left his home on a warm summer's day and walked through the historic Watervliet Arsenal gates en route to his first day of work, little did he know then that it would take three major wars and nearly 100,000 working hours before he would depart the arsenal as one of the most revered and accomplished leaders in the history of the arsenal and the Army's Ordnance Corps.


    Jan 13, 2015

    Washington D.C. -- The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 bid farewell to Sergeant Major Mark Chance, the G-4's Sergeant Major at a recent farewell ceremony at the Pentagon. SGM Chance was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious service in a position of great responsibility.

  • 789th Explosive Ordnance Disposal company deploys to Afghanistan

    Jan 13, 2015

    Soldiers from the 789th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company gathered in Freedom Hall Jan. 7 as they prepared for their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Transportation School touts advantages of traveling Master Driver Course

    Jan 12, 2015

    Citing advantages like improved deployment capability, cost effectiveness and tailor-made blocks of instruction, the Army Driver Standardization Office at the U.S. Army Transportation School here is promoting the mobile training program it launched in 2014.

  • Bryant new top NCO of the Army Sustainment Command

    Jan 9, 2015

    Command Sgt. Major Anthony M. Bryant became top enlisted Soldier of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command during a Jan. 9 change of responsibility ceremony held in Heritage Hall Rock Island Arsenal

  • Sustainers complete historic mission

    Jan 6, 2015

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, ESC, commemorated the culmination of its mission with a casing ceremony, Dec. 1, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Developing smarter logistics support to remote areas

    Jan 5, 2015

    A study conducted by the Maj. Gen. James Wright Program indentified six ways for the Army to gain efficiencies in its supply chain.

  • Maintenance management in a military intelligence brigade

    Jan 5, 2015

    Enhancing maintenance management, aligning maintainers to the mission, and obtaining an adequate maintenance facility allowed the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade to conduct its mission with minimal contractor support and reduce pass-back maintenance.

  • Logistics and analysis

    Jan 5, 2015

    The Operations Research/Systems Analysis- Military Applications Course can prepare logisticians to conduct analyses that help planners solve problems.

  • Becoming the modern logistician

    Jan 5, 2015

    A junior officer learned that relationships build logistics and became a valuable asset to her unit.

  • Sustaining reconnaissance

    Jan 5, 2015

    An airborne reconnaissance forward support troop successfully sustained its reconnaissance squadron throughout a forcible entry operation at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

  • Gas cylinder exchange solutions

    Jan 5, 2015

    If your unit manages its own gas cylinder exchange program, you may need some guidance from the Defense Logistics Agency.

  • Mission command and swift trust

    Jan 5, 2015

    The authors consider two key dimensions of trust: reputation and vulnerability.

  • MP brigade chefs win top title during installation competition

    Jan 5, 2015

    After months of preparation and winning two previous culinary competitions earlier in 2014, cooks Sgt. Javier Henriquez, 536th Support Maintenance Company, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, and Spc. Jacques Harrington, 57th MP Company, 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, wrapped up the year by sweepin the annual U.S. Army Hawaii Installation Junior Enlisted and Noncommissioned Officer Chef of the Year competition last month.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • Army conducts base camp technology demonstrations

    Dec 19, 2014

    The Army took another step toward increasing self-sustainment while saving energy at its contingency bases overseas.

  • Pacific's harbormaster, watercraft Soldiers ensure readiness, synchronization

    Dec 17, 2014

    The many ports, beach heads and other water terminals throughout the massive, Island-filled Pacific region are busy places. But "busy" doesn't do justice to their traffic during natural disasters or other contingency operation situations. When watercraft are quickly moving in and out delivering cargo, managing that traffic is a critical part of safety and mission success.

  • Army's senior warrant talks way-ahead during 'Home of Sustainment' visit

    Dec 17, 2014

    The positions future warrant officers will hold and the career development opportunities that will get them there were among the topics of discussion at a pair of officer professional development sessions at the Army Logistics University here Dec. 11.

  • Leading Army researcher: Future of autonomous vehicles

    Dec 16, 2014

    Army Technology Magazine interviewed Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced technology solutions for all Department of Defense ground systems and combat support equipment.

  • Load out and fly away; validation exercise

    Dec 12, 2014

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and airmen from the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing conduct a load out and fly away validation exercise Dec. 10 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam using two M1126 Strykers and a C-17 Aircraft as part of the 25th ID Contingency Response Force mission.

  • 10 Army members travel into retiree 'hall of fame'

    Dec 12, 2014

    Rock Island Arsenal bid farewell to 10 Army members during an afternoon award, retirement and retreat ceremony, Dec. 11 in Heritage Hall. The members -- four Soldiers and six civilians -- were honored for their service to the command, the Army, and the nation.

  • CSA makes first visit to Huachuca, learns of post's unique capabilities

    Dec 11, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona, leadership hosted Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno for his first-ever visit to the southwest desert post, Dec. 8-9, 2014, highlighting the unique capabilities found at the post, which support the new Army Operating Concept, leader development and the future of the Army.

  • Former Army Ebola Researcher Named a Time Magazine 2014 'Person of the Year'

    Dec 11, 2014

    Time magazine named the "Ebola fighters" as their 2014 'Person of Year' Dec. 10, highlighting among others Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a virologist formerly with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases who conducted some of the first trials of the drug TKM-Ebola.

  • 21st TSC senior leaders take staff ride to Bastogne

    Dec 10, 2014

    For the senior leaders of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, gaining a better understanding of the conflicts of the past can help shape the way they conduct operations in the future.

  • AMC commanding general: "Great work by people here"

    Dec 10, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa.-- Gen. Dennis Via, the U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior officer, paid his third visit to what he called "one of the crown jewels" of the Army on Dec. 2.

  • In The Spirit Of Giving!

    Dec 10, 2014

    LTG Gustave 'Gus' Perna, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, hosted a holiday luncheon at the Pentagon today, with Army Secretary John McHugh stopping by. Ms. Kathleen Miller, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, and G-4 SGM Mark Chance also helped spread holiday cheer.

  • 45th STB troops strengthen leadership, teamwork in Warrior Week competition

    Dec 10, 2014

    Troops from the 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, dedicated hours and hours to extra training and team-building activities during the months before the unit's intense Warrior Week competition at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Dec. 1-4.

  • TLSC-E provides logistical support to Operation United Assistance

    Dec 9, 2014

    Employees of the Theater Logistic Support Center - Europe work behind the scenes in order to provide crucial sustainment support to the Defense Logistics Agency's Europe and Africa Regional Command's monumental effort in providing the initial supplies of food, water, cots, and tents on the ground in Monrovia, Africa.

  • Dirty Jobs -- CBRN Specialist

    Dec 9, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- "Gas, Gas, Gas!" As a warning alert sounds across the lanes, Soldiers hurry to don their gas protective masks within nine seconds. Regardless of physical or mental fitness, those nine seconds are critical because of the ease with which Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) attacks can disable their target.

  • Army civilians overhaul electronics shop vans

    Dec 8, 2014

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Electrician Dave Lyons installs the wiring harnesses for the environmental control unit during the rough wire install stage of an AN/ASM-146 overhaul.

  • Women in "Steel" Battalion make history

    Dec 8, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --In May of 2012, United States Army leaders announced that women would be eligible to enter combat-related jobs previously barred to them. By opening up military occupational specialties that were once only available to men, female Soldiers were now able to fill the ranks of certain combat units throughout the Army.

  • Worldwide SASMO DCO Conference | January 13, 2015 1400-1700 EST

    Dec 4, 2014

  • Auctions of Divested Equipment Are Increasing Revenues for the Army

    Dec 4, 2014

    Washington D.C. -- VADM Mark Harnitchek, Director of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), today presented a check for $1.4 million to LTG Gustave 'Gus' Perna, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Logistics).

  • Army Pacific leaders tour Japan's Yokohama North Dock

    Dec 4, 2014

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia and its higher headquarters, the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, hosted Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, and Maj. Gen. James Boozer, U.S. Army Japan commanding general, for a briefing, logistics terrain walk, and demonstration of Army Watercraft operations at Yokohama North Dock.

  • Hawaii-based unit returns from Afghanistan after mission as final brigade to lead CMRE

    Dec 4, 2014

    More than 100 troops from the 45th Sustainment Brigade's headquarters met an emotional explosion of cheers, waving signs, and anxious families and friends, as they marched into a hanger at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, Dec. 3, marking the end of the Soldiers' eight-month mission in Afghanistan.

  • Senior Army leaders touch and talk arsenal capability

    Dec 3, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (Dec. 3, 2014) -- U.S. Army Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, as well as Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, commanding general of TACOM LCMC, took an opportunity today to go beyond the traditional holiday greetings and personally talk to machinists about the great manufacturing work they are doing to support our troops.

  • Cooks showcase talents for holiday meal

    Dec 3, 2014

    Joint Task Force Carson culinary specialists competed in the 4th Infantry Division Thanksgiving meal competition Nov. 19-26 in order to celebrate the history of Thanksgiving, educate Soldiers about their rich unit heritage and to strengthen esprit de corps.

  • Sometimes, standing down is a balancing act between mission and wellness

    Dec 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal gave its machines a rare rest recently, albeit for four hours, to accomplish some much needed maintenance. But what a strange sight it was during this maintenance stand down because in place of technical manuals and tool kits … needles, blood pressure measuring devices, fire extinguishers, and a sign up for smoking cessation classes were the tools of the day.

  • Potential pollutants become useful energy

    Dec 2, 2014

    LOGCAP contractor reclaims fuel for use in solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field and realizes more than $6.6 million in cost savings/avoidance since 2010 while keeping potential pollutants out of the waste stream.

  • Fort McCoy organizations collaborate to provide ammunition & explosive amnesty boxes

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Five ammunition and explosive (A&E) amnesty boxes now are located throughout the post to provide more options for personnel to turn in stolen, found, or forgotten ammunition. The amnesty boxes, an initiative by the Fort McCoy Installation Safety Office (ISO) will allow personnel to turn in any military A&E in their possession they legally are not allowed to have. The amnesty process gets the materials back into the proper supply channels. "We were finding ammunition and illegal amnesty boxes at different areas on post," said Don Vender, ISO safety specialist. "We needed to come up with a solution."

  • MEDDAC-Japan conducts bilateral Ebola preparedness drill

    Nov 26, 2014

    Medical Department Activity-Japan conducted an Ebola Exercise with some host nation partners on Nov. 21, 2014, in Tokyo.

  • Army EOD troops destroy almost 10,000 explosives

    Nov 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the 788th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company completed a large-scale explosive destruction mission at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Nov. 14, 2014.

  • CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

    Nov 26, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about a new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers.

  • MP's SRT ensures readiness, ability to protect Hawaii military community

    Nov 26, 2014

    The 8th Military Police Brigade's Special Reaction Team troops stand ready to rapidly engage threats to Hawaii's military communities, a mission demanding seamless and synchronized action in incidents like the one they faced during their quarterly training, Nov. 20, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Serving Those Who Support the Warfighter

    Nov 25, 2014

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity Commander COL Joe Dixon serves the Army and Navy employees at Crane during the 2014 Thanksgiving Meal at the Crane Café. The traditional event allows all the Crane commanders a chance to serve those who work for them and show appreciation for all they do in support of the Warfighter.

  • Hands of my ancestors: Machinist helps arsenal to honor American Indian heritage

    Nov 25, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Before there were cities, manufacturing centers, and yes, before Disney World this great land of ours was nurtured and loved by a proud people who today are commonly refered to as Native Americans. The remarkable attributes of Native Americans was their ability to live off the land by creating lifesaving and life-improving tools with their hands. While today's society is no longer rich in such skills, it doesn't mean that those skills ̶ creating tools and products from scratch ̶ have been lost through generations of convenience. At least not at the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Fort Jackson prepares to feed thousands for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2014

    Fort Jackson dining facilities are preparing to feed more than 10,000 Soldiers, family members and retirees this Thanksgiving.

  • Veterans teary eyed, while children jump for joy ... It must be Veterans Day

    Nov 24, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The City of Albany, whose roots trace back to the early 1600s, is certainly a community of contrasts. But no disparities may have been as obvious earlier this month than seeing old Veterans tear up while children standing next to them jump with joy. Truly, this was a strange, but wonderful, site ̶ it was Veterans Day.

  • If Redstone Test Center's Can-a-thon is any indication, Alabama is going to win the Iron Bowl

    Nov 24, 2014

    For the third year in a row, Redstone Test Center employees transformed the Alabama/Auburn rivalry into a cause for good, collecting canned goods for the Food Bank of North Alabama Nov. 10-19. To add some friendly competition to the charitable act, employees dropped their donations off at either an Alabama or Auburn collection point, to see which team would win the Iron Bowl of Canned Goods. In the end, Alabama prevailed, as 2,146 pounds of canned goods were collected. In addition, between 350 to 400 pounds of animal food and toys were donated to The Ark Inc., a "no kill" animal shelter.

  • AMC first lady praises military families

    Nov 24, 2014

    The spouse of the U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior leader, Gen. Dennis L. Via, reflected on the resilient nature of military families during a visit to Via's hometown, Nov. 10-12. Linda Via, a military spouse for more than 31 years, took the opportunity during the Month of the Military Family to pay tribute to the families of the less than 1 percent of the nation's population who serve in the Armed Forces.

  • The 80th TASS Training Center at Fort Knox proves The Army School System saves time and money

    Nov 21, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The phrase "one team, one fight" is a familiar battle cry in today's U.S. military and is embodied by the Army School System (TASS), as the "proof of principle" class of the Unit Supply Specialist (92 Y) Advanced Leader Course recently demonstrated at the 80th TASS Training Center in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • Nearly 175 years later, Army research center still deals with new substances

    Nov 20, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, NY -- In 1840, a small building located along the Erie Canal became one of the first, if not the first, Army weapons research centers. Although the Erie Canal has long since been filled in, building #41 still remains on the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Army mariners highlight capabilities, impact in Pacific for Under SecArmy Carson

    Nov 19, 2014

    Army mariners from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command shared their unique capability and the joint and multi-national impact Army watercraft has across the Pacific Theater with Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during his tour of U.S. Army Vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (Logistic Support Vessel 4), Nov. 15, 2014, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Lee Marines mark 239th birthday with cake cutting, warrior dinner

    Nov 17, 2014

    A celebration of the United States Marine Corps' 239th birthday here Thursday featured a cake-cutting ceremony and warrior's dinner attended by the 580-plus military personnel assigned to the USMC Detachment at Fort Lee.

  • Pacific-based Army mariners return home from critical Kuwait mission

    Nov 17, 2014

    Thirty-one Pacific-based Army mariners from the 605th Transportation Detachment, 45th Sustainment Brigade, reunited with their families in Hawaii, Nov. 12, after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait where they crewed U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel-6, delivering critical Department of Defense cargo throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • One last Hooah at 1,500 feet

    Nov 13, 2014

    For Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph Jimenez, Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department command airdrop advisor, rigging parachutes has been a way of life for the last 39 years. Jimenez felt there was no better way to say goodbye to the Army than with a last jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft at 1,500 feet during a Nov. 6 training exercise at Fort Pickett.

  • ASC-ARE Soldiers participate in NIE exercise in U.S. Southwest

    Nov 13, 2014

    Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element Soldiers provided valuable support during a Network Integration Evaluation exercise, Oct. 9 -- Nov. 2, across three locations in the U.S. Southwest.

  • Watervliet Arsenal parades in support of our Veterans

    Nov 13, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal had the great pleasure and honor in this week's Albany County Veterans Day Parade to lead in Division One, a place of honor.

  • LTG Gustave F. Perna

    Nov 12, 2014

  • LTG Perna Honors Army Spouses at Operation Home Cooking

    Nov 12, 2014

    LTG and Mrs. Gus Perna recently participated in Operation Home Cooking at the Washington Convention Center. Several hundred Army spouses got tips from celebrity chefs, including former Navy Chef Chris Kyler.

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • From being on life support to providing support

    Nov 4, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Improving the health and welfare of 700 employees is a tall order for the Watervliet Arsenal's small health clinic, especially when the clinic was nearly on life support itself this past year. But in the matter of one month, the clinic has regained its strength and in doing so, the health care for more than 700 employees has also been strengthened.

  • Pacific's senior logistics unit names first Command Chief Warrant Officer

    Nov 4, 2014

    Chief warrant officers are highly regarded as adaptive technical experts, combat leaders, trainers, advisors, and in the words of the Pacific's senior logistician, Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, "the miracle workers of our Army." With these critical characteristics and proven impact across the full spectrum of operations, creating a top chief warrant officer position and naming Chief Warrant Officer Five Michael B. Martin as the first to fill that leadership role was a natural and necessary move for Dorman's 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Why energy innovation is critical to military budgets

    Nov 3, 2014

    Although the Army has been working toward improving energy use, further steps can be taken to improve outcomes.