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  • 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.

  • Minutes, lives saved using litter assist in mine-resistant ambulances

    Oct 1, 2013

    The Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity works with military, government and industry partners to improve equipment and evacuation capabilities, giving minutes back, saving lives.

  • Overseas commissaries, all Exchanges to stay open during government shutdown

    Sep 30, 2013

    Despite a government shutdown, military commissaries overseas and all Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities will continue operation.

  • ASC CG holds final town hall of FY 2013

    Sep 27, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command and senior commander, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., held a town hall outlining the command's current status and future Sept. 24.

  • SMA reaches out to Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

    Sep 26, 2013

    The senior enlisted advisor for the U.S. Army met with Dragoon Troopers during a visit to bases in southern Afghanistan to address Soldiers' concerns and discuss current Army priorities, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Wounded warrior honored at Washington event

    Sep 26, 2013

    Col. Lanier Ward, commander of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, was honored for his military service, Sept. 25, 2013, during an event hosted by the foundation he inspired two young girls to create.

  • Assistant Secretary tours Fort Lee

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- The Honorable Katherine Hammack visited Fort Lee Tuesday to speak to Soldiers and tour the installation.

  • Fort Lee Commissary to introduce DeCA's customer ID scan procedure

    Sep 26, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 26, 2013) -- The Fort Lee Commissary will launch a Department of Defense identification card scanning program Oct. 8 that will improve the store's ability to assess customer demographics among other important benefits.

  • Secretary of the Army affirms Picatinny's importance to national security

    Sep 26, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh was at the Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., Sept. 26, 2013, to assess the effect of sequestration on the installation's efforts in research, development, acquisition and lifecycle management of weapon systems and ammunition.

  • JMC CG meets ANMC workforce

    Sep 26, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kristin French toured the Anniston Munitions Center Sept. 18. It was her first visit to Anniston.

  • Watervliet, with $10M in new contracts, is still Army Strong after 200 years

    Sep 25, 2013

    Watervliet Arsenal announced today more than $10 million in new contracts for two different types of 155mm howitzer tubes for the U.S. Army. These new contracts will add to the $4.3 million contract announced last month for experimental mortar work and to the more than $27 million in new work announced last spring, said Ray Gaston, the arsenal's chief of Production Planning and Control.

  • Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason (biography)

    Sep 24, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason (biography)

  • RIA conducts ceremony honoring 7 retirees

    Sep 24, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community said goodbye to seven of its members in a ceremony in Heritage Hall Sept. 19. The retirees leave with a combined 200-plus years of service to the nation.

  • Quartermaster Museum adds "Huey" to exhibit

    Sep 24, 2013

    Members of the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, moved a Bell UH-1H Iroquois "Huey" helicopter into the museum Sept. 24. The helicopter will be part of a new exhibit to help tell the story of aerial delivery's sling load mission.

  • EOD Soldier breaks world record

    Sep 24, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- 1st Lt. Ashley Sorensen of the 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, based out of Schofield Barracks, attempted a new world record at the University of Hawaii-Manoa track today, by running a mile in 11 minutes, 6 seconds, while wearing a fully functional bomb disposal suit weighing more than 75 pounds

  • Where military and civilian jobs meet

    Sep 19, 2013

    The 3/399 Logistics Support Battalion with support from Total Army School System Training Center-Knox conducted the third annual 800th Logistics Support Brigade Truck Rodeo Competition at Ft. Knox, Ky., Sept. 12-14.

  • Watervliet: Where Army manufacturing supports U.S. troop withdrawal

    Sep 18, 2013

    A final shipment of 60mm mortars left the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., this week en route to the Afghanistan National Army and with each crate was a tremendous sense of pride that the arsenal is helping the president to achieve his goal of bringing 34,000 troops home from Afghanistan by 2014.

  • Tobyhanna's radar test capability crosses seas, Australian forces train and reset

    Sep 13, 2013

    Australia now benefits from a unique radar test capability at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Eight Australian Defence Force, ADF, communications-electronics technicians spent two weeks here to learn repair and maintenance of a radar system used to track enemy mortar rounds.

  • Passing Knowledge through Experience

    Sep 12, 2013

    The mission is to execute the movement of sustainment and retrograde materiel up and down the most dangerous roads in the world; to support 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) mission in Afghanistan.

  • QM School program focuses on transition help, War Memorial

    Sep 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 12, 2013) -- About 130 Fort Lee Soldiers assigned to the Fort Lee Quartermaster School, Combined Arms Support Command, participated in a leadership development program Sept. 5 designed to broaden their understanding of the resources available for transitioning military members into the private sector.

  • Future home of Paralegal Course set for renovation

    Sep 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 12, 2013) -- Volpe Hall is scheduled for renovation beginning next month to make way for a Paralegal Course relocation.

  • Anniston Army Depot recognizes Chamber for Operation 1st RATE

    Sep 12, 2013

    Depot Commander Col. Brent Bolander recognized nine individuals involved in the success of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce's Operation 1st RATE here Sept. 3. Operation 1st RATE, which stands for Ready, Able, Trained Employees, has a two-fold mission. First, it strives to develop a comprehensive, multi-agency economic development plan for the Calhoun County area in order to grow new jobs locally. Its second, and equally important, goal is to place individuals in new positions with the first priorities being displaced workers of the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and Anniston Army Depot.

  • Rock Island Arsenal holds ceremony, walk to commemorate 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Sep 12, 2013

    The Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., community conducted a 9/11 Dedication & Remembrance Ceremony to honor those who died that day and the two subsequent wars.

  • Fort Lee's 23rd Quartermaster Brigade inducts 19 into NCO Corps

    Sep 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 11, 2013) -- Nineteen Soldiers recite the "NCO Creed" during the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony Sept. 6 at Mullins Auditorium. The newly promoted troops who were honored at the event are Sergeants James Brown, Yesenia Corey, Ashley Cutbertson, Dontavis Dancil, Rachel Dejesus, Reginald Denton, Anthony Evens, Preston Garris, Tymberlei Hawkins, Cassandra Jackson, Monty Montegut, Augustine Pekanyande, Timothy Polingo, Omar Reaves, Roscoe Richmond, Cherrelle Simpson, Nathineal Townes, Silas Williams and Cody Wilkersham.

  • Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

    Sep 11, 2013

    For non-commissioned officers with strong character and strong leadership skills who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer.

  • Maintenance Support Team repairs Mega Star System

    Sep 10, 2013

    Soldiers from the Maintenance Support Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, were air lifted in a Black Hawk Helicopter to the Madison Communication Tower site near Seoul, South Korea Aug. 28 to conduct quarterly maintenance.

  • Ancient fortress marks site for advisory transition in Afghanistan

    Sep 7, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A fortress dating back to the 5th century, once occupied by the Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan, a focus-point for the first and second Anglo-Afghan War, and a pivotal point in the history of Afghanistan, served as the setting officially marking the next level of advising to the Afghan National Army from American forces.

  • 401st AFSB logisticians complete underbody blast protection upgrades in Afghanistan

    Sep 4, 2013

    After nearly five months of running 24-hour operations, seven days a week, Product Manager Heavy Tactical Vehicles, in partnership with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, installed the last of 150 underbody blast protection kits into Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks at Forward Operating Base Shindand.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA supports Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 3, 2013

    Five Soldiers from the 39th Special Forces Detachment, 1st Special Forces Group, arrived at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Aug. 13 to inspect and sign for prepositioned equipment from the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion as a loan in support of Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 13.

  • Senator's staff visits CASCOM, discusses SHARP initiatives

    Aug 29, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command welcomed Tommy Ross, senior intelligence and defense advisor to Sen. Harry Reid, for a tour of the command and Fort Lee Aug. 27. Ross and his team of staffers came to the Home of Sustainment to learn about the command's Sexual Harassment, Assault and Response Program and current training initiatives.

  • Army launches start of 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Vietnam War

    Aug 29, 2013

    The afternoon in the Pentagon auditorium, Aug. 28, 2013, was a time for reflection on the war that would span 10 years and cost the country more than 58,000 young men and women, but it was also an occasion to honor and thank nine Vietnam War veterans who served a total of 14 tours in-country and 225 years in uniform.

  • 402nd AFSB conducts 4 changes of command

    Aug 29, 2013

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade and its three battalions all have new leadership in a grand slam of changes of command this summer in Southwest Asia.

  • Watervliet's $4.3M contract may lighten the load for Infantrymen

    Aug 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army signaled its approval of a new experimental 60 mm mortar baseplate for its infantry by awarding a $4.3 million contract to the Watervliet Arsenal to manufacture more than 600 of the newly designed baseplates, an arsenal program manager announced this week. Edward Davis, the arsenal's program manager for the 60 mm mortar system, said this experimental baseplate, the M8E1, was recently approved for full production by the Army and the contract is valued at $4.3 million.

  • 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.

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