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  • Letterkenny Army Depot earns ninth Shingo prize

    Apr 15, 2013

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa. -- Local officials and depot employees gathered Thursday morning in the maintenance facility to congratulate its Force Provider team for receiving Letterkenny Army Depot's ninth Shingo Medallion for manufacturing excellence.

  • Go for Green, resolutions for better nutrition, fitness, life

    Apr 15, 2013

    St. Martin's Dining Facility at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, here, leads the way in implementing the Soldier Fueling Initiative by changing menu choices, making several menu items, and eliminating fat fried foods altogether. The menu changes began January 2012 with support from leadership at WBAMC, as well as 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss.

  • Assistant Secretaries Recognize Army Children and Youth

    Apr 15, 2013

    Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment recognize the commitment, contributions and sacrifices Army children and youth make for our nation and thank them for their strength and courage.

  • Sustainers Share Observations

    Apr 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) shared information with the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) during Reverse-Collection Analysis and Team (R-CAAT) teleconference briefings April 10 at Harris Hall on Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Arsenal serves as DLA reception point

    Apr 15, 2013

    For the past six months, Pine Bluff Arsenal has been serving as the Defense Logistics Agency's East Coast and Central United States reception point for demilitarization of camouflage netting and body armor components. These items come in from over 40-plus installations across the country, including Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Drum, N.Y., Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Camp Lejeune, N.C. Items from installations on the West Coast are taken to Tucson, Ariz.

  • Army's financial managers committed to improving fiscal readiness

    Apr 15, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal expressed the Army's appreciation for the vital efforts of uniform and civilian personnel assigned to the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller during an address to the financial managers, April 15, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Military Child of the Year Gala 2013

    Apr 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno gives remarks and presents the 2013 Army Military Child of the Year award to Nicole Marie Daly, 17, at the Operation Homefront Military Child of the Year Gala 2013 in Arlington, Va. April 11, 2013.

  • Transportation School hosts relinquishment of command ceremony

    Apr 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Transportation Corps bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant, during a relinquishment of command ceremony April 12.

  • Engineering director encourages cost-consciousness

    Apr 10, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Former Naval Air Systems Command test project engineer James Lackey has joined the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center as director of the Engineering Directorate.

  • Army sees efficient energy use as mission critical

    Apr 10, 2013

    The Army is implementing ways to use energy more efficiently to protect Soldiers, conserve resources and enhance mission capabilities.

  • Kandahar Airfield property turn-in yard streamlines operation, expedites Stryker turn in

    Apr 9, 2013

    Less than one week after the new Kandahar Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard became operational, the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, executed its first unit curtailment operation, facilitating Regional Command South's troop reduction in Afghanistan.

  • Attracting, retaining and engaging young talent: Quad Cities Chamber connects with MCRP interns

    Apr 9, 2013

    One of the Quad Cities largest employers, the Rock Island Arsenal, sponsors 10 and 15 week internships welcoming students participating in the Minority College Relations Program to the government workforce and local community.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month on Rock Island Arsenal

    Apr 9, 2013

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month across the Army because "Protecting Children is Everyone's Job!" supporting Rock Island Arsenal's child abuse prevention efforts is as easy as 1 -- 2 -- 3.

  • Senior aviation NCO brought Soldier experience to AMRDEC

    Apr 8, 2013

    Days prior to leaving Redstone Arsenal, for a new assignment in the Republic of Korea, Sgt. 1st Class John Herring was promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant. The promotion from E-7 to E-8 reflects a successful 16+ year career, which most recently included the role of Senior Enlisted Advisor for the U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center.

  • 21st TSC assists movement of last main battle tanks out of Europe

    Apr 5, 2013

    The last 22 Abrams main battle tanks assigned to U.S. Army Europe armored combat units began the final portion of their journey back to the United States at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Theater Logistics Support Center Europe railhead, here, March 18. This ended a 69-year history of U.S. tanks in Germany.

  • Letterkenny's "city in a box" earns honors

    Apr 5, 2013

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa.-- After a long journey of continuous improvement efforts the Force Provider Program has been recognized for its application of Lean principles and excellence in manufacturing. Letterkenny Army Depot has been recommended by the Shingo board of examiners to receive the Shingo Bronze Medallion for the Force Provider Program.

  • 402nd AFSB and ASA (ALT) hold ceremony for new Materiel Enterprise Center in Kuwait

    Apr 5, 2013

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade commander, Col. John Kuenzli and Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT) director, Col. Michael Zarbo, had the honor to jointly cut the ribbon during a ceremony marking the opening of the 402nd AFSB/ASA(ALT) Materiel Enterprise Center on March 13.

  • Ultimate Warrior: CASCOM's finest challenges themselves, others in annual Soldier skills competition

    Apr 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 4, 2013) -- Sgt. 1st Class Naira Frazier was in a much lighter mood when the day was over.

  • Virtual window provides vital view for Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2013

    DETROIT ARSENAL, Mich. -- Army researchers are looking for ways to give Soldiers a look outside using cameras and monitors.

  • Hammack focuses on the Organic Industrial Base, installation resiliency

    Apr 4, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command, welcomed Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment, to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., April 3, 2013.

  • Quartermaster welcomes new Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.

    Apr 4, 2013

    The U.S. Army Quartermaster School welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer L. Gray as the 11th regimental command sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony April 4.

  • Oh Watervliet, 1813 was such a good year ... or was it?

    Apr 3, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Oh, 1813 was such a good year … at least looking back with 20-20 hindsight. "Uncle Sam" was first used to refer to the U.S., pineapples were introduced to Hawaii, and the first bricks and mortar were set in place in what would become the Watervliet Arsenal to help defend against the second British invasion.

  • Army logistics center use USB-to-Ethernet Adapter, saves training costs

    Apr 3, 2013

    Donald Meyer, from the Communications Security Logistics Activity (CSLA) New Equipment Training Team, Fort Huachuca, Ariz., devised a solution for utilizing a USB switch in CSLA's In-line Network Encryptor (INE) KG-175D training.

  • Senator Kaine visits Army's sustainment think tank

    Apr 3, 2013

  • Senator Kaine visits Army's sustainment think tank

    Apr 3, 2013

  • Watervliet's upgrade to shave up to 60 percent off production time

    Apr 2, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal announced March 29, 2013, that it is testing two new high-tech machines that when fully operational in about two weeks will have the potential to reduce machining on select components by up to 60 percent, said Paul Nieckarz, an arsenal manufacturing foreman.

  • State-of-the-art 3D printers cut costs, turnaround time

    Apr 1, 2013

    Engineers and technicians at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., use a highly innovative, cutting-edge fabrication process to significantly cut costs and reduce turnaround time.

  • CENTCOM Air Force general visits 401st AFSB in Bagram

    Apr 1, 2013

    The CENTCOM Director of Logistics and Engineering (Forward)/Director CENTCOM Deployment and Distribution Operations Center visited the 401st AFSB to see retrograde in action.

  • Army energy summit at West Point focuses on operational energy and power

    Mar 31, 2013

    The U.S. Military Academy hosted the Army Energy-Informed Culture Summit with key leaders from Department of the Army G-4, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command, Training and Doctrine Command and West Point, March 27, 2013.

  • Getting CROWS ready to 'fly' again-reclaiming serviceable components for return to the Warfighter

    Mar 31, 2013

    Like many systems, CROWS has many individual 'bits and pieces' according to Loren A. Larkey, CROWS lead for Regional Commands East and North. Larkey is currently leading an effort to gather up the 'bits and pieces' to be cleaned and packaged in order to be sent to the Supply Support Activity at Bagram Airfield where the recovered equipment will be available for Soldiers and units. In four weeks, they have recovered equipment valued at more than $8.6 million and returned it for issue to the Warfighter.

  • SMA Chandler discusses balancing retrograde, readiness, budget with warfighters

    Mar 29, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III met with warfighters at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, March 26, 2013, to discuss the current state of the Army and how budget cuts may impact the mission.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits new Kandahar RPAT, connects with Soldiers

    Mar 29, 2013

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier visited the Kandahar Redistribution Property Assistance Team (RPAT) yard, a one-stop-shop for the Warfighter to turn in Army Theater Provided Equipment at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to receive an update on the current retrograde process, March 26.

  • Unit prepares for drawdown mission with 'game-changer' network

    Mar 27, 2013

    In preparation for the challenges of the Security Forces Advise and Assist Team mission, including fewer U.S. Soldiers, more mobile and dispersed operations, the Army is equipping SFAAT brigades such as the 4th and 3rd BCTs of the 10th Mountain Division with Capability Set 13, an on-the-move communications network that stays connected over vast distances, providing information throughout the brigade down to the lowest echelons.

  • The Sergeant at the Service Desk: PFI Soldier Promoted At Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Mar 26, 2013

    A Personnel Force Innovation (PFI) soldier is promoted while sharpening his skills as an Information Technology Specialist at an Army maintenance depot. Sergeant (SGT) Erik Lowe is stationed at the Corpus Christi Army Depot, the largest helicopter repair facility in DoD.

  • Division West logistics battalion conducts 1st annual training in 10 years

    Mar 26, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Your Humvee breaks down, you're out of MREs, who you gonna call? Not Ghostbusters! For this kind of help, you will need the hard work and many hats of the 3-356th Logistics Support Battalion, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, Division West. This Army Reserve unit has played an integral role in the success of Division West's 189th Infantry Brigade during its mobilization to Fort Hunter Liggett in support of the 91st Training Division's Warrior and Combat Support Training Exercises.

  • Watervliet: Home to some of Sequestration's most vulnerable

    Mar 25, 2013

    The Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army post in upstate New York, is situated on just 143 acres and is America's oldest continuously-operated Arsenal. Having supplied hardware to the U.S. military since 1813, for this Army manufacturer, the effects of Sequestration have already imparted a huge financial toll, as well as a tax on the mental well being of the workforce.

  • Top Chefs: Hood's emotional response to winning 'best team' underscores importance of culinary arts

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- The anticipation among the Fort Hood, Texas, faithful was something akin to the announcement of a long-shot, at-large bid to the NCAA's "March Madness" basketball tourney.

  • Fort Lee Women's History Month event focuses on mentorship

    Mar 21, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 21, 2013) -- Several women provided testimonials and recounted experiences that helped to shape their lives for the better during the 2013 Women's History Celebration, March 14, at the 832nd Ordnance Battalion headquarters on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Army Sustainment Command CG addresses furloughs, command survey results, way forward at town hall

    Mar 21, 2013

    ASC's commanding general held his first town hall meeting March 19. Furloughs were on the minds of unit personnel. Jon Micheal Connor of the Public Affairs Office has this report.

  • Operation Dynamo -- power forward

    Mar 21, 2013

    Operation Dynamo, a Project Manager Mobile Electric Power initiative, is designed to bring efficient and reliable power to Soldiers executing missions in some of the most remote areas in Afghanistan.

  • Arsenal receives ISO recertification

    Mar 20, 2013

    During mid-January, Pine Bluff Arsenal underwent recertification of the installation' Environmental Management System-ISO 14001, and surveillance audits were conducted on the Quality and Safety Management Systems- ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001.

  • Arsenal on track with VE, LSS program

    Mar 20, 2013

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Continuous Process Improvement Office continues to spearhead process improvement, value engineering and Lean Six Sigma projects across the installation. These projects can also mean money for the Arsenal, and money in the project leader's pockets.

  • ACC subject matter experts examine standardizing contract oversight, surveillance

    Mar 20, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two questions--how is a contractor performing and how does the government know--formed the basis for a study examining standardizing contract oversight and surveillance.

  • 'Legendary' class presents paver to Quartermaster Museum

    Mar 20, 2013

    Members of the Quartermaster Advanced Class of 1959-1 dedicated a paver stone in honor and memory of the group's service to the nation March 20.

  • Sending a touch of home to SMDC's deployed

    Mar 19, 2013

    Care packages being sent all year, not just for the holidays

  • Sustainers unwind with fun time

    Mar 19, 2013

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in paintball activities March 11 at Paintball Asylum in Louisville, Ky.

  • Town hall explores furlough options, Employees receive lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy

    Mar 19, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - As the Picatinny Arsenal workforce prepares for the possibility of furloughs, the installation's senior mission commander, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, held a second town hall meeting to inform garrison employees of some things they might expect.

  • ROC Drill participants help shape future of sustainment

    Mar 19, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill at the Army Logistics University March 11-14, to gather feedback on adapting the sustainment community to support the Army of 2020 and beyond. CASCOM, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is responsible for training over 185,000 students annually through more than 500 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and the Army Logistics University.

  • Going Green: Tapping the earth to heat, cool buildings

    Mar 19, 2013

    Through a series of recently completed geothermal projects at Fort Hamilton, New York, the garrison has reduced energy demand by 300 million BTUs per year, saving the U.S. taxpayer money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 'Rough Rider' supply specialist takes charge, supports fellow troopers

    Mar 19, 2013

    Delivering, receiving, storing and maintaining accountability for equipment and documents are primary tasks for all U.S. Army unit logisticians.

  • Cavalry logistician commended for contributions during Operation New Dawn

    Mar 19, 2013

    As U.S. forces transfer bases to Iraqi control as part of their mission in support of Operation New Dawn, supply specialists and logisticians serve in a seldom seen role of returning and restocking large amounts of supplies from those installations.

  • New Regional Command East commanding general views 401st AFSB retrograde operations

    Mar 19, 2013

    Within a couple of hours of assuming command for Regional Command East, CJTF 101on Mar. 14, Maj. Gen. James C. McConville paid a visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to see their processes and procedures to retrograde non-mission essential equipment from RC East and the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

  • Dan Rather reports from 401st AFSB on Afghanistan retrograde

    Mar 17, 2013

    Dan Rather, American journalist, former news anchor for the CBS Evening News and currently managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine "Dan Rather Reports" on the cable channel AXS TV, visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade March 11 to learn about and obtain video footage of the 401st AFSB retrograde mission.

  • Anniston Army Depot Prayer Breakfast held

    Mar 15, 2013

    Anniston Army Depot's March 7 Prayer Breakfast was filled with personal stories and discussion on the power of prayer. James Wilson, guest speaker for the event and the chaplain for Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center, said prayer requires a few things to be effective - connection, communication and conversation.

  • Picatinny business manager touches many communities

    Mar 15, 2013

    Marty Kane is not a man to lounge around. In addition to a 40-plus hour workweek, he is president of two community organizations, a board member of several others, and plays on multiple intramural sports teams. And he loves every minute of it.

  • Team USA reigns supreme in kitchen, international culinary competition

    Mar 14, 2013

    Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Derrick Davenport remembers the bitter taste of defeat during last year's Culinary Olympics in Germany.

  • Informative tour

    Mar 14, 2013

    Minority College Relations Program interns tour the Quad Cities Cartridge Case Facility in Building 299 on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., on March 12.

  • Sustainers uncase colors

    Mar 14, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held an uncasing ceremony March 6 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Fort Knox, Ky.

  • 597th Co. returns home

    Mar 14, 2013

    A special "fast and furious" repair activity team from the 597th Ordnance Maintenance Company returned home March 11 from a six-month deployment in the Middle East.

  • ASC CG visits 405th AFSB, other European commands

    Mar 14, 2013

    The commanding general of Army Sustainment Command visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade as part of a multi-stop command tour of Europe, Feb. 4-8.

  • Army Sustainment Command donates 100 computers to local school district

    Mar 13, 2013

    With the help of the Army Sustainment Command, about 100 computers were donated to Riverdale Community Unit School District 100 from Rock Island Arsenal, March 13.

  • Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep 13 takes aim at retrograde in Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2013

    Five Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep 13 teams are ready to spread across the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan searching for unserviceable or unsafe ammunition for demilitarization and serviceable ammunition that can be returned to record for reissue or retrograde back to the United States.

  • Two civilian aides takes oaths of office in ceremony on Rock Island Arsenal

    Mar 11, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Natives of Rock Island and Springfield, Ill., were sworn into their new roles as civilian aides to the Secretary of the Army during an investiture ceremony here Friday. Civilian aides serve as liaisons between the Secretary of the Army and local civic groups and military communities. Retired Rear Admiral Sam Kupresin of Rock Island and former University of Illinois professor Dr. Michael Ayers of Springfield, Ill., were sworn in by the First Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek.

  • Soldiers serve up 'field food' to local students

    Mar 11, 2013

    Soldiers from Echo Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, U.S. Army Ordnance School, Combined Arms Support Command, visited students at Salem Church Middle School to give them a taste of field living Feb. 28.

  • ROC Drill examines Army sustainment formations

    Mar 8, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command will host the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill, March 11-15, 2013, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • U.S. Army Africa command post Soldiers train with South African Forces

    Mar 7, 2013

    Soldiers of U.S. Army Africa Contingency Command Post hosted a familiarization visit, Feb. 26-28, 2013, with six South African National Defense Force soldiers in preparation for Shared Accord 13, a joint peace keeping and humanitarian exercise scheduled for July.

  • Out with the old, in with the new

    Mar 7, 2013

    LED lights replace energy guzzlers in Grafenwoehr streetlamps

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar personnel retrograde first Stryker combat vehicles

    Mar 7, 2013

    Army Field Support Battalion Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, retrogrades its first Stryker combat vehicles for return to the U.S. March 2.

  • First unit readies for Afghanistan with new network

    Mar 7, 2013

    When the Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, deploy to Afghanistan this summer to assist in the drawdown of U.S. forces, they will be the first to use an on-the-move communications network that stays connected over vast distances, providing information throughout the brigade down to the lowest echelons.

  • Tobyhanna techs support armed forces' satellite communications

    Mar 7, 2013

    Electronics Mechanic Edward Mojzuk takes a reading from the elevation data box to verify AS-3036 Antenna alignment here.

  • From the sage on the stage to the guide on the side

    Mar 7, 2013

    By October 2013 Army Reserve instructors will shift their traditional lecture styled teaching method to a facilitator approach designed to incorporate students' knowledge, skills, and experiences. The 80th Training Command (Total Army School System), along with the Army Training Support Center, first introduced this strategy to Army Reserve instructors through the new Foundation Instructor Facilitator Course held at the 100th Training Division, Fort Knox Ky., January 2013. The 80th and the ATSC conducted a second course in February for 94th Training Division instructors at Camp Parks, Calif.

  • Picatinny introduces girls to engineering

    Mar 6, 2013

    Picatinny hosted an "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" night Feb. 28, in the Building 93 lobby for approximately 20 local high school females to encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • 'Operation Slingshot' allows Soldiers to turn in equipment quicker prior to Afghan departure

    Mar 6, 2013

    Fort Campbell's "Rakkasans" are on a slingshot course that will lead them straight home to Fort Campbell, Ky., a bit quicker thanks to turn-in operations with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade in Bagram, Afghanistan.

  • Lengthening the Tether of Fuel in Afghanistan

    Mar 6, 2013

    During its deployment to Afghanistan, the 633rd Quartermaster Group implemented measures to increase efficiencies in fuel tracking.

  • Budget cuts put conference rooms in high demand

    Mar 6, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the consequences of the federal government's fiscal uncertainty and sequestration is that conference room availability is scarce at the Army Contracting Command headquarters here.

  • Afghan investigators take lead

    Mar 5, 2013

    Afghan Uniform Police investigators will soon be leading the way in training other Afghan Criminal Investigation Teams to gather evidence used to prosecute criminals and insurgents in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

  • Tobyhanna techs support armed forces' satellite communications

    Mar 5, 2013

    Tactical Satellite Systems Branch employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., received the first AN/TSC-156B/D Phoenix, March 2012, and are scheduled to overhaul eight in fiscal year 2013.

  • 404th AFSB participates in Green Belt training program

    Mar 5, 2013

    Members of the 404th AFSB at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are participating in a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training program to help them eventually be awarded certification.

  • Rock Island Arsenal fire station teams with local departments

    Mar 5, 2013

  • Marine Corps Reserve logistics battalion welcomes new commander

    Mar 5, 2013

    The commanding officer of a United States Marine Corps Reserve logistics battalion relinquished command to the incoming commanding officer in a ceremony at the Naval and Marine Corps Training Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 2.

  • AMC scores impressive $230 million in cost savings, avoidance for OEF in 2012

    Mar 4, 2013

    Personnel from Army Materiel Command's four life cycle management commands deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom achieved total cost savings/avoidance valued at $230, 270,013 during calendar year 2012.

  • New equipment gives Reserve MP Soldiers resources to succeed

    Mar 4, 2013

    Although a military's strength is often measured by its arsenal, mission success sometimes depends on non-lethal equipment not traditionally used in armed conflicts. At the 200th Military Police Command here, mission accomplishment not only depends on Soldiers and the weapons found in the arms room, but also the Long Range Acoustic Device -- a system of speakers that uses audio as a crowd-control as well as peacekeeping measure.

  • Global Combat Support System-Army and Sustainment 2020

    Mar 4, 2013

    After seven years of development, testing, and validation, Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) is in fielding. Combining myriad automated sustainment systems into a single web-based system, GCSS-Army is ready to revolutionize the way sustainers support the force and enhance readiness.

  • Military chefs converge at Fort Lee for 38th culinary training event

    Mar 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 4, 2013) -- Military chefs have begun arriving for the 38th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event that runs here through March 15.

  • SecArmy's newest Center of Industrial & Technical Excellence: Watervliet Arsenal

    Feb 28, 2013

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. (Feb. 2013) -- The Secretary of the Army recently acknowledged what the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has known for nearly 200 years, their skilled craftsmanship and machining capability is unequaled anywhere in the Department of Defense. The Honorable John M. McHugh has designated the Watervliet Arsenal as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for cannons and mortars.

  • ASC thanks Junior ROTC cadets for help at New Year's reception

    Feb 28, 2013

    One good deed deserves another. That's how things played out as a senior leader for the Army Sustainment Command, headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., visited a local high school Feb. 27 and thanked them for their assistance at a command New Year's reception.

  • AMC commander visits 'Army's sustainment think tank'

    Feb 28, 2013

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited the Combined Arms Support Command, the Army's sustainment think tank, Feb. 27, to learn about training initiatives, credentialing programs and to discuss the future of sustainment.

  • All aboard

    Feb 28, 2013

    Lt. Col. Aaron Jacob, command surgeon, Army Sustainment Command, boards a National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Feb. 28 for a flight to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from the helipad at Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Hohenfels leadership takes charge of energy reduction

    Feb 26, 2013

    Significant funds to help maintain vital Army programs like family services may be hiding out in your office.

  • Army Reserve, Fort Bragg DPW team up to reduce wasted light energy

    Feb 26, 2013

    In an ongoing effort to save taxpayer dollars, the post's Directorate of Public Works reached out to Army Reserve aviation for help. Garrison energy officials figured the best way to look for wasted energy was to go up - literally.

  • Leaders: Army network evaluations to adapt, endure

    Feb 25, 2013

    As the Army grapples with budget austerity and prepares for future operations beyond Afghanistan, the Network Integration Evaluations will endure as an effective, cost-efficient way to quickly modernize the force, senior leaders said.

  • Utah Guard linguists contribute unique skills during African exercises

    Feb 25, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ray Novak, with the 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Georgia Army National Guard, teaches in English, Parker listens, translates the message into French, and mimics the instructor's motions while varying his tone to maintain the audience's interest.

  • Property Book Officers learn to streamline retrograde process in Afghanistan

    Feb 25, 2013

    Property Book Officers from the Combined/Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan met Feb. 20-21 for a two-day PBO ROC drill sponsored by 1st Theater Sustainment Command and the 401st AFSB to set conditions for retrograde.

  • Tobyhanna employees earn Lean Green Belts

    Feb 25, 2013

    Employees here continue to incorporate Lean into work processes to continuously improve the depot's competitiveness and customer support, and lower costs.

  • AMC Commander addresses workforce on potential impact of furloughs

    Feb 25, 2013

    The commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command spoke to Headquarters employees about budget concerns, the looming sequestration and potential furloughs during a Feb. 25 Town Hall meeting here. Gen. Dennis L. Via addressed the workforce, telling audience members that he wanted to ensure he shared information on the budget uncertainty, its impact on the command, and its personal impact on the workforce.

  • African, U.S. military forces join together to mark opening of Central Accord 13

    Feb 24, 2013

    Hundreds of Cameroon military personnel, alongside U.S. and other Central Africa service members, lined the 102 Air Force Base airfield in Douala, Cameroon, Feb. 20, 2013, as part of an opening ceremony for Central Accord 13.

  • Afghan Government calms winter woes

    Feb 23, 2013

    During February, Afghan Department of Natural Disaster and Relief Staff have been distributing food and winterization items to those less fortunate within Uruzgan province.

  • ANSF achieves Afghan-sustainable success

    Feb 23, 2013

    While much of the rest of the world looks for answers to the questions that surround the fate of Afghanistan after coalition forces leave in 2014, one group of people is working to make Afghanistan a better and safer place right now and for the future: the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • CSA visits Regional Command-South

    Feb 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, center, chief of staff of the Army greets key leaders from Regional Command - South, during a visit to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 21, 2013. Odierno visited U.S. Soldiers and leaders in Regional Command - South to get updates on how well the Army is preparing and training Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell/Released)

  • Sequestration may affect reset from Afghanistan

    Feb 22, 2013

    The reset of equipment returning from Afghanistan may be affected by sequestration, said the commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command.

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