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  • JBM-HH Exchanges feature holiday sales

    Nov 25, 2013

    On Nov. 29, shoppers will be out and about in the wee hours as many stores open extra early for "Black Friday." Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's exchanges are opening early for customers to cash-in on holiday sales.

  • Turkey Time: Cav troops prep for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2013

    A day of turkey, cranberry sauce and getting stuffed pretty much sums up Thanksgiving for many soldiers and their families. But before the turkey coma can set in, an average family will typically prepare a turkey or ham, a few pounds of mashed potatoes, a dozen or more dinner rolls and a special delicacy the day or two before Thanksgiving.

  • Flying lead; Afghan Air Force takes over instruction of crucial air mission planning course

    Nov 23, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 22, 2013) -- It has been a year of significant milestones for the Afghan National Security Forces as they have taken a definitive lead in providing security for Afghanistan. The International Security Assistance Force has moved to an increasingly train, advise and assist role after nearly a decade of combatting the enemies of Afghanistan, shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan forces. The ANSF have not only taken the lead on the ground, but are beginning to become more independent in the air as well.

  • Human Resource Specialists Participate in Silver Scimitar Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Soldiers stand in line at a mock post office waiting to mail packages and letters home to their families, friends and loved ones. The slow steady hum of conversation fills the room as Soldiers complete their address forms and talk about day-to-day activities. With a few Subject Matter Experts walking around the room checking to see if the forms are being filled out correctly, one SME walks in the mailroom unnoticed and tosses a grungy black bag on the floor and shouts, "BOMB, BOMB!" Within seconds, Soldiers drop everything and run out of the exits to safety.

  • CAC commander views training, talks doctrine

    Nov 22, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commanding general, Nov. 20-21, to highlight current training, credentialing and doctrine initiatives.

  • Developing leaders

    Nov 21, 2013

    Retired Maj. Gen. Vincent "Vinny" Boles, the 33rd Chief of Ordnance, shared lessons learned from his 33 year career in the military with members of the Combined Arms Support Command team, as part of the command's leader professional development program.

  • CAC commander recognizes 'game changers'

    Nov 21, 2013

    Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center commanding general, presents a command coin to Sgt. 1st Class James L. Swenson, Career Development noncommissioned officer, for his game-changing service to the Transportation School. Perkins was hosted by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during his visit to the Home of Sustainment Nov. 21.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade maintainers and aircraft

    Nov 21, 2013

  • Soldiers ruck to fill shelves and hearts

    Nov 20, 2013

    Old Guard Soldiers transported 1300 lbs of food by foot to the Father McKenna Center in Washington, D.C. ensuring that those seeking a warm meal would be able to get one.

  • Historical challenge to maintain production at 200-year-old arsenal

    Nov 19, 2013

    The shear scope of responsibility to maintain an Army-owned and -operated manufacturing center is unbelievably stressful and so, why would anyone want to face such a high workload every day? Some do and here is their story.

  • Maintenance, evaluation go hand-in-hand during NIE 14.1

    Nov 19, 2013

    Soldiers from 6-6 Cav out of Fort Drum, N.Y., travel to FOrt Bliss, Texas, to participate in NIE 14.1.

  • Logistics experts, movement team join typhoon relief efforts

    Nov 19, 2013

    Approximately 30 Soldiers from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command departed for the Philippines, Nov. 17, 2013, to assist in Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.

  • Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 18, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center, Nov. 15, 2013, to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • 5th QM Riggers conduct sustained airborne training, maintain readiness

    Nov 15, 2013

    Their morning starts early, with each of them reporting to the shed at six in the morning. They begin with safety training, practice, drawing gear and inspections before getting on a bus. Rain or shine, high winds or calm, whether they jump or not, these paratroopers are always prepared.

  • Continuing the tradition

    Nov 15, 2013

    Master Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Baird, Marine Corps Detachment Food Service School staff noncommissioned officer-in-charge, passes the first piece of U.S. Marine Corps birthday cake to Pfc. Madison Kronberger, Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department student, to symbolize the passing of traditions from one generation of Marines to the next Nov. 13.

  • VIDEO: Army chief of staff sees 'bright future' for Natick

    Nov 15, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Natick Soldier Systems Center to tour its facilities and learn more about the research and development done to keep Soldiers safe and provide them with a better quality of life during deployments.

  • Evolving NIEs help shape Army's future network

    Nov 14, 2013

    Underway this month is the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1, the sixth in a series of semi-annual field exercises that incorporate Soldier feedback to improve and simplify network systems, leverage industry innovation on emerging capabilities and validate new tactics, techniques and procedures -- while also reducing the burden of network integration on operational forces.

  • Army showcases energy-efficient technologies for warfighters

    Nov 14, 2013

    The Army displayed energy-efficient technologies, in the Pentagon courtyard that are used or being developed to make Soldiers more effective on the battlefield, Nov. 14, 2013.

  • Supporting the community

    Nov 13, 2013

    Lt. Nicholas Jancaitis, Foxtrot Company executive officer, 16th Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade, joined Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, first lady Maureen McDonnell and City of Petersburg officials in opening the new Freedom Support Center for Veterans Nov. 12.

  • SASMO DCO Connect Session

    Nov 13, 2013

    HQDA G46, CASCOM, PdM GCSS-Army, and SEC Lee will host a World Wide SASMO DCO Connect session on January 8, from 1300 to 1700. The DCO session will provide SASMOs and their staff with the requisite skill set to perform field level maintenance and networking capabilities in support of GCSS-Army. For more information, please visit https://www.gcss.army.mil/ in the HQDA G-4 Corner and the HQDA G4 web-site: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/84.

  • ALU recognizes top instructors, educators

    Nov 13, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 13, 2013) -- Fifteen Soldiers and three civilian employees of the Army Logistics University were recognized as 2013 Distinguished Instructors or Educators of the Year during a Nov. 7 ceremony here.

  • 13th SC(E) conducts installation-wide Wave 1 GCSS-Army Conversion ROC Drill

    Nov 12, 2013

    Members of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Support Operations section hosted a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill on Global Combat Support System-Army procedures with fellow Fort Hood logisticians Oct. 17 at the Fort Hood Mission Command Training Center.

  • CCAD Wins Mason Award for DoD Maintenance

    Nov 12, 2013

    The Corpus Christi Army Depot UH-60 recapitalization program that extends the life of each helicopter by ten years and max out its capabilities to take the aircraft well beyond its original form has earned them the 2013 Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence, the highest award for depot-level maintenance in all of DoD. The Mason Award is one of two Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards, the other being given at the field-level.

  • Kandahar small arms weapons center relocates, doubles capacity to support Soldiers

    Nov 8, 2013

    Less than one month after relocating from the AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade compound to the Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard, the Small Arms Support Center has more than doubled its capacity to support the Warfighter's small arms weapons supply, maintenance and technical support needs.

  • Developing leaders

    Nov 7, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr., 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general, provided the keynote address for the BOLC class at the Army Logistics University Nov. 7.

  • CASCOM welcomes new HHC commander

    Nov 7, 2013

    Capt. Zatochi K. Mattocks assumed command of the Combined Arms Support Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company during a change of command ceremony Nov. 7.

  • Chief sees future of Army equipment at PEO Soldier

    Nov 6, 2013

    The Army's chief of staff inspected an array of advanced technology being mobilized on behalf of Soldiers during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., Nov. 1, 2013.

  • Energizing base camps of the future

    Nov 6, 2013

    Innovations meant to improve Soldiers' quality of life during deployments -- while saving lives, fuel, water and money -- were on display Nov. 5, 2013, at the Army Base Camp Integration Laboratory at Fort Devens, Mass.

  • College grad finds niche in unexpected job in Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2013

    When Jessica Flandro graduated college she had no job prospects. Eight months after graduating, she lands her first career job working for the education center, initially at Bagram Airfield. Now she's finishing up a stint as an education services specialist at the Kandahar Education Center at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity Responds to OSHA Notices

    Nov 5, 2013

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity repeated its commitment to worker safety following a press release by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration of 36 notices of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions from an explosion on March 28, 2013, in the pyrotechnic facility at Crane.

  • 402nd AFSB leadership takes SHARP program to next level

    Nov 5, 2013

    The SHARP program -- the Army's Sexual Harassment Assault / Response and Prevention program -- is not only the top stated priority for the Army's top leadership, but is also top priority for Col. James Kinkade, commander of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Ferdinand.

  • CASCOM command sergeant major to become top NCO at Army Materiel Command

    Nov 5, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, recognized Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, the command's senior noncommissioned officer, for his accomplishments and dedication to duty during a Nov. 4 ceremony here.

  • Lab improving combat capability by developing more energy-efficient systems

    Nov 5, 2013

    Technologies are being developed and tested that enable Soldiers to focus more on mission and less on logistics and resupply, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • General praises ammunition plant safety record

    Nov 4, 2013

    McALESTER, Okla. -- On his first ever visit to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant here, the Army's director of safety received an inside look at how the nation's premier bomb and warhead loading facility conducts its business while maintaining high safety standards.

  • CASCOM welcomes Singapore military delegation

    Nov 4, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, welcomed Brig. Gen. Cheng Yeow (Perry) Lim, Singapore Army chief of staff of the General Staff, to the Army's Sustainment Think Tank Nov.4.

  • Quad Cities, ASC honor vets participating in Honor Flight to nation's capital

    Nov 4, 2013

    Veterans from World War II and the Korean War were hailed by today's Army at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., before and after flying to Washington, D.C., to visit their respective memorials Oct. 31 in what's billed as an "Honor Flight." Army Sustainment Command's Greg Wilson reports.

  • Picatinny names new building for artillery expert

    Nov 4, 2013

    The new building for the advancement of artillery was named after John "Bud" Neumann, who worked at Picatinny Arsenal for more than 40 years.

  • From Italy to Germany: 405th AFSB prepares for transfer of European Activity Set

    Nov 1, 2013

    Personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and its battalion in Germany accelerated preparations designed to reorganize European pre-positioned stocks this fall.

  • Quick response keeps Black Hawk fleet airborne

    Oct 31, 2013

    The Army turned to Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., for help when a piece of faulty equipment grounded a number of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

  • 405th AFSBn-Germany receives 'Herculean' effort in support of European Activity Set mission

    Oct 31, 2013

    The arrival of the M88A2s was just the tip of iceberg of equipment arriving in EUCOM from multiple AMC locations throughout the world to support the building of the European Activity Set. Some of the EAS equipment will come from CONUS, South Korea, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and AFSBn-Italy (Livorno). Other equipment is currently in possession of the Army in Europe and will also be sent to Tower Barracks to fill the EAS requirements.

  • SWCS Receives Army Level Award for Logistical Success

    Oct 30, 2013

    The United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School along with other units within the United States Army Special Operations Command received recognition for exceptional supply, maintenance and logistical readiness on October 24, in Heritage Auditorium of the USASOC headquarters building.

  • Picatinny's new doctorate program stays on course

    Oct 30, 2013

    The Armament Academy, the first-of-its-kind doctorate degree-granting institution at Picatinny Arsenal, welcomed the first cohort of students, Sept. 6.

  • Army wants more public-private partnerships

    Oct 29, 2013

    Now is the time for the Army to increase partnerships with the private sector in areas such as renewable energy products, family services to housing, and other installation infrastructure elements, Army leaders say.

  • Arsenal's face of strength is also the face of the future

    Oct 29, 2013

    The arsenal, as well as America, was founded on those who have had the natural ability to use their hands to build homes, towns, and to shape raw stock material into finished products. But unlike the early 1800s, there are few today who have that ability.

  • Statistics skills prove helpful for Picatinny Soldier

    Oct 29, 2013

    In a desert full of fire artillery and a convoy of tanks, probably the last concept on anyone's mind is mathematics. Yet, for Sergeant Kevin Singer, a chemical engineer at Picatinny Arsenal, mathematics is essential to his mission.

  • Retrograde of equipment from Afghanistan on track

    Oct 28, 2013

    About 40,000 containers and 30,000 vehicles have been shipped back from Afghanistan over the past year, but a strategic transportation planner said the system "has not yet been taxed" to its fullest potential.

  • Afghan aviators resupply remote bases with partnered close-air support

    Oct 28, 2013

    The Afghan Air Force, which has made steady gains in its operational capacity since 2007, took over resupply operations to Barg-e-Matal district, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, and other remote bases in the area, from the International Security Assistance Force, in early spring of 2013.

  • 2-4 Secures Drop Zone for water resupply

    Oct 26, 2013

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 24, 2013) -- "Friendlies south of the smoke!" was the radio transmission sent from a forward observer to the nearby aircraft as 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment Soldiers secured an observation post in support of a Low-Cost Low-Altitude drop of drinking water Sept. 24, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. The LCLA drop was in support of much-needed water at an Afghan Security Guard Observation Post a few hundred meters above FOB Tagab.

  • Watervliet finally powers through 1933

    Oct 24, 2013

    Eighty years ago, Albert Einstein arrived in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany, the U.S. Army's disciplinary barracks on Alcatraz Island turned into a federal prison, and a power substation at the Watervliet Arsenal was installed. Although Einstein has since died and the Alcatraz federal prison closed, the arsenal substation has continued to support critical infrastructure at the arsenal since 1933. That is, until this month.

  • Ammunition retrieval tests unit readiness

    Oct 24, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- The 210th Fires Brigade is part of the Counter Fire Task Force, with a mission to provide timely and accurate rocket and missile fire in the defense of the Republic of Korea.

  • Plan, prep, execute

    Oct 24, 2013

    Mike Johnson, a 404th Army Field Support Brigade LOGCAP planner, provides a logistics assessment to the staff of the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during the planning phase of its role in Exercise Yama Sakura 65 Oct. 23. Yama Sakura is an annual bilateral exercise with Japanese and U.S. military forces, which enhances their readiness and interoperability. The exercise will be held Dec. 5-10.

  • Nineteen Europe-based organizations earn Army-level awards in annual Combined Logistics Excellence A

    Oct 23, 2013

    Nineteen logistics organizations from across Europe earned Army-level honors in this year's Chief of Staff, Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Lifeline of the Kabul Base Cluster

    Oct 23, 2013

    Task Force Lifeliner, Task Force Rottweiler, 1438th Transportation Company and other units work cohesively as one to render sustainment and retrograde support successfully within the Kabul Base Cluster, all in support of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Oct. 23, 2013 -- CSA's remarks at Dwight D. Eisenhower Luncheon, AUSA 2013

    Oct 23, 2013

  • Hang! Fire! Currahes teach the ANA basic 82mm mortar skills

    Oct 23, 2013

    Under a harsh Afghanistan sun, in what would be a picturesque mountain scene, a group of Afghanistan National Army Soldiers listen intensly as Sgt. 1st. Class Bo Lathrop, a mortarman with the Mortar Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st. Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st. Airborne Division (Air Assault), goes over the steps they will need to effectively use their 82mm mortar system, both safely and accurately.

  • Improvements to Army's new 5.56mm production lines help save government more than $20 million

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition's Enhanced Performance Round program shaved off more than $20 million dollars in a value engineering project aimed at renovating the bullet production lines and improving the program's purchasing strategies.

  • CS-13: Not just for the guys on the ground

    Oct 22, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, at Forward Operating Base Tagab, know better than anyone That the Army's new communication suite, Capability Set-13, is far more than just some smart phones and satellite dishes.

  • Westphal: Small businesses critical to readiness of Army

    Oct 22, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal met with dozens of small business owners and representatives to hear their success stories on working with the Army as well as the challenges they face, during a discussion Oct. 21, 2013, at the 2013 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • Watervliet supports Veterans at job fair, finds the most unique reference of all

    Oct 22, 2013

    The Arsenal supported Veterans today at the Albany VA Medical Center's Job Fair. Ian Hart, right, brought what maybe the more interesting of job references to Arsenal Personnel Specialists James Ehman and Jody Roy … an Arsenal history book with his photo on page 168 (page 263 in today's history book).

  • Army to stand up new Resiliency Directorate

    Oct 22, 2013

    Army leaders announced Oct. 21, 2013, a new directorate would be established in the Pentagon under the Army's G-1.

  • A one-stop solution for property accountability and command supply discipline

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Quartermaster School's Logistics Training Department, in partnership with the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) at Fort Lee, Va., has launched a Property Accountability (PA) and Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) Knowledge Center.

  • Aviation Unit Arrives to Korean Peninsula

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Many Soldiers know what it is like to be stationed in the Republic of Korea but only one unit knows what it is like to be deployed to Korea. The land of the morning calm welcomed Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment much the same way it welcomes all the Soldiers that have served on her shores; with the promise of new friendships and a unique training environment.

  • 2CAB supports 2ID aerial operations

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- As pilots and crew members maneuver aircraft seamlessly through mountains and valleys, their mission is to deter aggression and be ready to 'Fight to Tonight.'

  • The Gift of Fuel

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- For anyone coming into a new home it is traditional to give them a house-warming gift that will serve them well in creating a warm environment in their future home.

  • 210th Fires Bde focus on survivability training

    Oct 21, 2013

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Realistic training builds Soldiers' confidence in their equipment, ensuring they can provide a strong defense to deter aggression against the Korean peninsula.

  • Army Releases Operational Energy Video and 8 Power Tips -- LTG Mason to Discuss Initiatives at AUSA

    Oct 21, 2013

    The Army is releasing an Operational Energy training video and 8 Power Tips aimed at encouraging Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield. LTG Raymond V. Mason, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, is releasing both during this week's 2013 Annual Association of the U.S. Army Meeting and Exposition. Mason will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 as part of a panel on creating efficiencies and synergies. Live Stream http://www.army.mil/professional/ilw/

  • ANA takes authority of base in southern Afghanistan

    Oct 20, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE ZANGABAD, Afghanistan -- The Afghan National Army assumed authority of Combat Outpost Shoja from 1st Squadron, Combined Task Force Dragoon, Oct. 12, 2013, at Panjwai, Afghanistan.

  • 'Black Jack' support platoon makes sling loading look easy

    Oct 18, 2013

    In a late October evening, a small sling load crew braces themselves atop a cargo cage while an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter hovers above them as they begin to connect the load.

  • Tagab mechanics keep operations rolling

    Oct 18, 2013

    Light wheel vehicle mechanics, a generator mechanic, with 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, work to move cargo as well as maintain Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Afghanistan.

  • Ordnance School rededicates conference room

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Ordnance School hosted a rededication ceremony for the Chief Warrant Officer 4 Harrison E. Robinson Conference Room Oct. 18.

  • Simulated bombs, gunfire accentuate Picatinny active shooter exercise

    Oct 17, 2013

    A training exercise in the "downtown" area of Picatinny Arsenal erupted in simulated chaos, Oct. 15.

  • OE + CB The Warfighter Advantage Brochure

    Oct 17, 2013

    POWERING THE TOTAL ARMY You have carried enough batteries, lugged enough fuel cans, and protected enough fuel convoys to know the Army uses a lot of energy. It is physically challenging; it places Soldiers at increased risk when guarding or transporting fuel; and it costs billions of dollars that could be used for combat and other missions. We must learn to use energy to its maximum effect. Energy is a combat multiplier. The power is in your hands to make our Army more effective on the battlefield.

  • Dirty Jobs: Air Traffic Control Operator

    Oct 17, 2013

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- When helicopters come in for a landing it's normal for Soldiers standing in the vicinity to take cover behind an object or turn away to avoid dirt, dust or debris that is stirred up from the helicopter's rotors.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Remember to turn it off; October is Energy Action Month

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. While October is Energy Action Month, energy conservation is a year-round Army goal. When it comes to energy conservation on Fort Huachuca, the goal is to become a net zero installation in energy water and waste by 2025.

  • Multi-component command trains for retrograde mission

    Oct 15, 2013

    Army Reserve and Army National Guard Engineer Soldiers from Arkansas, South Carolina, Virginia, Missouri and Ohio recently completed their Cumulative Training Exercise at Camp Shelby Miss., with the assistance of the 177th Armored Brigade, First Army Division East.

  • Female mechanic paves the way for future generations

    Oct 15, 2013

    Silhouetted by the shadow of a 38,000-pound M978A2 Army fuel truck, Spc. Tiffany Willand is a long way from home.

  • South Dakota Guard unit cleans up remnants of Afghanistan war

    Oct 14, 2013

    The South Dakota Army National Guard's 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, sustains the four transportation units and ordnance company they manage at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and they are also helping units in Regional Command-South drawdown equipment.

  • SFAAT 4 supports ANA vehicle maintainance

    Oct 13, 2013

    U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Heath Kennedy, forward support company advisor with Security Advise and Assist Team 4, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), along with the help of Soldiers with the 850th Horizontal Engineer Company, Minnesota National Guard, assisted the Afghan National Army's 203rd Engineer Khandak with the maintenance of military trucks as well as construction vehicles at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan, Oct. 6.

  • A night on the mountaintop in Afghanistan

    Oct 10, 2013

    A squad of Soldiers and their Afghan interpreter gathered in the darkness outside of a building on Forward Operating Base Torkham, to climb a nearby mountain, link up with the Afghan Security Group personnel manning the observation post, and partner with them to guard the base through the night.

  • 'Big Red One' mechanics strive for excellence

    Oct 10, 2013

    The sound of compressed tools filled the air inside a motor pool bay as mechanics meticulously disassembled and reassembled project after project.

  • Navy enters second year on Picatinny soil

    Oct 10, 2013

    It has been two years since the U.S. Navy officially re-established its presence at Picatinny Arsenal, beginning Sep. 15, 2011. It had been close to 50 years since the Navy relinquished all land and responsibilities back to the U.S. Army in July 1960, before a small three-person team prepared for a "stand-up" here in 2007.

  • The seven deadly sins of sustainment

    Oct 9, 2013

    The author describes the requirements for providing efficient and effective support for combat units, using the seven deadly sins as a basis for the discussion.

  • Mobile container assessment team missions, responsibilities, and troop leading procedures

    Oct 9, 2013

    Leaders and planners can use troop leading procedures to guide mission planning and to identify key considerations in the process.

  • Lean Six Sigma improves base closure efficiency

    Oct 9, 2013

    Five officers from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion used Lean Six Sigma to improve the effectiveness of the base closure assistance teams that were supporting base closure and transfer efforts in Afghanistan.

  • CMRE: Mission command of retrograde enablers in Afghanistan

    Oct 9, 2013

    The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion assumed tactical and operational control over several enablers that worked diligently to push excess materiel out of Afghanistan.

  • 101st Sustainment Brigade validates for deployment

    Oct 9, 2013

    The brigade conducted extensive predeployment training to improve its mission command capabilities for what could be its last deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Foreign Area Officers for Soft Logistics

    Oct 9, 2013

    A letter to the editor in response to "A Case for Soft Logistics."

  • Shaping the future of sustainment

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command developed a white paper that identifies plans to help shape and prepare a globally responsive sustainment force for the next fight.

  • Extending the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's reach into Central Asia

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Surface Tender U.S. Central Command Region program enabled the 1st TSC to increase cross-border commerce between Afghanistan and its neighboring countries.

  • Preparing for the retrograde customs mission in Afghanistan

    Oct 9, 2013

    The 427th Brigade Support Battalion provides its lessons learned from supporting the customs mission for U.S. Central Command retrograde operations in Afghanistan.

  • From hard to harder: Iraq retrograde lessons for Afghanistan

    Oct 9, 2013

    This article reviews retrograde lessons learned from Iraq, compares them with the retrograde operations in Afghanistan, and discusses their application to the Army of 2020.

  • Arsenal maintains critical international certification

    Oct 9, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has been recertified to the ISO 9001:2008 International Quality Standard. This was the arsenal's sixth consecutive three-year certification since becoming the Army's first installation to achieve ISO recognition in 1998.

  • Retired machinist called on to assist Watervliet to manufacture ... stories

    Oct 7, 2013

    Unlike most Watervliet retirees, Bob Rawls didn't fade away. In fact, he has quietly become a very valued and productive worker at the arsenal, albeit without pay. Immediately after Bob retired, he came right back to work in an arsenal machine shop. For his countless hours of dedication toward helping the arsenal tell its story, Bob Rawls truly deserves to be an arsenal Face of Strength.

  • Hagel announces recall of most Defense Department civilians

    Oct 7, 2013

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Oct. 5, 2013, he is recalling most of the Defense Department civilians who were placed on furlough as a result of the government shutdown, which began Oct. 1.

  • Coalition support

    Oct 4, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Task Force Razorback, a two member task force charged with the management of a unique Central Issue Facility (CIF) to supply coalition forces with basic combat equipment in support of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

  • Government shutdown

    Oct 4, 2013

    Government Shutdown

  • October 2013 Green Book: Transforming Logistics for a New Era

    Oct 4, 2013

    Transforming Logistics for a New Era

  • Army's top logistician remains 'cautiously optimistic' on Afghanistan withdrawal

    Oct 4, 2013

    The Army's top logistician told members of the House Armed Services Committee, Oct. 2, 2013, he remains "cautiously optimistic" that the Army will complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  • Keesler, Eglin and Tyndall Exchanges Prepare for Tropical Storm Karen

    Oct 4, 2013

    In anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen, slated to hit the Gulf Coast Sunday morning, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is ensuring that those in the storm's path have the essentials both before and after the event.

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