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  • Dinwiddie native becomes senior CASCOM NCO

    Feb 7, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham, Sr., as the command�'s top noncommissioned officer during an assumption of responsibility ceremony Feb. 7.

  • 401st AFSBn-Kandahar uses Lean Six Sigma to expedite retrograde

    Feb 6, 2014

    When Lt. Col. Roy Speaks put together a Lean Six Sigma team to look at the Redistribution Property Assistance Team yard operations soon after taking command, his goal was simple: better, faster, and more efficient. Now, six months and several projects later, the battalion's operations have transformed into a leaner, more cost-conscious set of processes better capable to meet the logistical needs of the Army.

  • Fort Lee spouse earns USO volunteer of the year award

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 6, 2014) -- A Fort Lee family member was recognized Jan. 25 as a United Service Organization Volunteer of the Year.

  • U.S. Army Europe to undergo logistic system upgrade

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is undergoing a logistics upgrade that is replacing outdated Army logistics programs used to order supplies, manage equipment maintenance and account for property.

  • Tooele stores C4 3rd sate motors

    Feb 6, 2014

    Tooele Army Depot, Ammunition Operations, received a 3rd stage C4 rocket motor from Camp Navajo, Arizona for storage.

  • FORSCOM unit takes annual SECDEF maintenance award

    Feb 6, 2014

    A FORSCOM unit was named the winner of the Annual Secretary of Defense "Phoenix" Award for excellence in unit or field-level maintenance! Representatives of Delta Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C., were presented with the unit award during a ceremony, Feb. 5, in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.

  • Go for the Green

    Feb 5, 2014

    For many years, the green-amber-red model has been a staple of military planning. It's the way we express readiness -- both visually and verbally -- for everything from budgets to training to real-time operations. And, in describing our status on risk management and safety, it's also very useful.

  • Tobyhanna supports anti-IED systems

    Feb 4, 2014

    Jason Hamilton, an electronics mechanic at Tobyhanna Army Depot, reassembles a Duke primary unit. The Duke is a counter improvised explosive device (IED) system that jams frequencies to neutralize the threat of IEDs.

  • Insight on Army Operational Energy

    Feb 4, 2014

    Interview with COL Shelia Faye J-McClaney, Chief of Operational Energy for the U.S. Army G-4.

  • Adding value to an organization can be from a "power of one"

    Feb 3, 2014

    In an era of sequestration or what is commonly known in the Department of Defense as a period of fiscal uncertainty, one can anticipate a very competitive spirit to rise within the Army as each organization will fight for their piece of the defense budget pie. What is interesting about Benét Labs is that the workforce seems to get it. The "it" being is that the workforce understands that they must increase their organization's value to the Army in everything they do. And so, along comes Ryan Rousseau, a mechanical engineering technician, who recently stepped up to the challenge to enhance Benét Lab's value and by doing so, has saved the Army nearly $150,000.

  • Difficult manufacturing environment has arsenal anxiously awaiting new fiscal guidance

    Feb 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Last month, the President signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the U.S. government through September. Before the workforce gets too giddy, however, not all required funding will be obtained by the Army and as a result, major Army staffs, organizations, and installations, such as the Watervliet Arsenal, anxiously wait for detailed funding guidance.

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

    More than 50 U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles rolled into the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week as the final shipment of the European Activity Set.

  • Boldly Transforming Leadership Development

    Jan 31, 2014

    What makes good leaders? And what is the best way to develop them? These are the questions with which U.S. Army Cadet Command wrestles as it changes its development models. Improving the curriculum, changing the way it is delivered and taught, and teaching Cadets how to think, not what to think, is a formula Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command, said he thinks will successfully develop well-rounded leaders of character.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC unveils new National Guard ambulance

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois, rolled out the newest Humvee ambulance, Tuesday.

  • Ordnance School commander earns first star

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- Fort Lee's newest general celebrated his promotion with family, friends and fellow Soldiers during a ceremony Friday in the high bay of Hatcher Hall on the Ordnance Campus.

  • Upcoming military culinary competition to be scaled back but more robust

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- The Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event has built a reputation for good food, good training and a healthy dose of competitiveness among its participants.

  • Fort Lee starts second phase of $200 million AIT barracks project

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- Work has begun on phase two of a three-phase renovation and construction project for the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade.

  • U.S., Canada partner to upgrade Canadian howitzer

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Canadian Army has enlisted the help of Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., engineers to evaluate the life-span of their World War II-era C3 Howitzer.

  • Army Materiel Command's Commanding General Visits Holston Army Ammunition Plant

    Jan 28, 2014

    Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits, tours Holston Army Ammunition Plant.

  • Detroit Arsenal Family Represents at National Competition

    Jan 28, 2014

    A family from the Detroit Arsenal was recently selected as a top five finalist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America's Triple Play Family Fit Challenge in Venice Beach, Calif. Jan. 10-12.

  • 2ID soldiers deliver charcoal during GPO charity event

    Jan 27, 2014

    Forward deployed soldiers experience what it's like giving to the less fortunate community.

  • Rock Island Arsenal observes MLK Jr. Day

    Jan 27, 2014

    At Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, an observance was held Jan. 23 to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It's a day to remember the iconic civil rights leader and minister remembered for preaching freedom, justice, and equality for all people of the United States.

  • Watervliet addresses the NY State American Legion

    Jan 27, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (Jan. 27, 2014) -- Hundreds of American Legion leadership from throughout New York State converged on the state's Capital District Jan. 24 - 26 to address Veteran, youth, and community issues and the Watervliet Arsenal was there. Arsenal Commander Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr. was the guest speaker for the general session of the three-day event.

  • Chief of Ordnance receives first star

    Jan 27, 2014

    Congratulations to Brig. Gen. John F. "Jack" Haley - Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, U.S. Army Cyber Command commanding general, left, and Jennifer Haley pin the rank of brigadier general on him during his Jan. 24 promotion ceremony. Haley is the 38th Chief of Ordnance and Ordnance School commandant.

  • CASCOM personnel talk professionalism during CAPE seminar

    Jan 24, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. Dave Stewart, Center for the Army Profession and Ethic senior enlisted advisor, discussed leadership, mentoring and ethics with Combined Arms Support Command Soldiers and civilians during two seminars hosted by the Army Logistics University Jan. 23.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • REF, CDID use collaborative process to design prototype

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers develop CoCreate to support innovation brought on by rapid equipping force and capability development integration development

  • Tobyhanna overhauls Air Force deployable radar system

    Jan 23, 2014

    Electronics Mechanic Roberto Colon De Jesus overhauls an AN/TPN-19 Landing Control Central (Radar Set) power supply at Tobyhanna Army Depot. The AN/TPN-19 is a complete Radar Approach Control (RAPCON) or Ground Control Approach (GCA) facility used by air traffic controllers to identify, sequence and separate participating aircraft; provide final approach guidance, and guidance through air defense corridors and zones.

  • Reserve Soldiers use ammunition classification system to sort ammo, save Army money

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), arrived at the Ammunition Supply Point at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and discovered a backlog of more than a million rounds of unsorted small arms ammunition.

  • Couple's Dual Army Careers Prove Eventful

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- 1st Lt. Kathryn Munera's Army journey has been one of surprises, opportunities and challenges.

  • Scale Back for Better Health, Chance for Cash

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Alabama may not be the fattest state in the nation, but being in the top five, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, isn't exactly something to brag about.

  • Strength In Spirit Affects Overall Well-Being

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A new year often comes with questions. January is a time to take stock, reflect on past accomplishments and lost opportunities, and determine the way forward. Creating more happiness, achieving a longed-for goal, and making changes that lead to better health and more resilience can be part of the new you in the new year.

  • Eighth Army recognizes top logisticians in Korea

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Eighth Army commanding general recognized the top U.S. Army logisticians in South Korea, during a ceremony at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Jan. 16, 2014.

  • ASC certifies 6 Soldiers as Basic Combatives Instructors

    Jan 16, 2014

    Six Soldiers from the Army Sustainment Command received their certificates of training after completing the weeklong Combatives Level I course at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Jan. 10, officially making them Basic Combatives Instructors.

  • Sequester-constrained Army arsenal welcomes ... no, cheers small contracts

    Jan 14, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (Jan. 14, 2014) -- The Watervliet Arsenal announced today that it received a contract valued at more than $1 million to manufacture 81 mm mortar clamp assemblies for the Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command. The arsenal completed nearly $100 million in orders last year and at first glance, this order might seem insignificant, said Ray Gaston, the arsenal's chief of production planning and control. "Given the continued uncertainty with the defense budget, weapons program managers are now very cautious in soliciting new work," Gaston said. "And so, we now celebrate all orders, big or small, as a major achievement."

  • Changing personnel readiness reporting to measure capability

    Jan 14, 2014

    This article proposes changing one of the personnel metrics that the Army uses in its personnel readiness reporting process.

  • Army Sustainment Command's role in replacing the Standard Army Retail Supply System with GCSS-Army

    Jan 13, 2014

    The Army Sustainment Command shares lessons learned and tools for a successful transition to the Global Combat Support System-Army.

  • Intelligence support teams' support to logistics organizations

    Jan 13, 2014

    Company and battalion intelligence support teams can provide the additional intelligence support needed for brigade support and combat sustainment support battalion operations.

  • Overcoming logistics challenges in East Africa

    Jan 13, 2014

    The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa has established a presence in East Africa to strengthen organic security capabilities.

  • Army garrison operations for 2014 and beyond

    Jan 13, 2014

    A plan for success as the Army shifts from regular deployments to steady garrison operations.

  • Adaptive logistics in Africa: Southern Accord 12

    Jan 13, 2014

    An exercise focused on humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, peacekeeping, and medevac operations.

  • Fort Bliss sustainment mission command

    Jan 13, 2014

    Fort Bliss is employing the sustainment mission command center concept to find solutions for executing rear area sustainment.

  • Mission-critical support for special operations forces

    Jan 13, 2014

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and contractors deliver logistics support to SOF in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Helping African Union Forces with peacekeeping operations in Somalia

    Jan 13, 2014

    AFRICOM has helped East African nations to confront their national security threats.

  • Accounting for government furnished property

    Jan 13, 2014

    This article addresses the government furnished property problem.

  • Enhancing self-sufficiency in Central Africa

    Jan 13, 2014

    Exercise Central Accord 13 helped Cameroon and surrounding nations bolster capabilities to support disaster response and peace by enhancing their logistics capacity and medical readiness.

  • Saving money by linking Avenger requirements with nonorganic support

    Jan 13, 2014

    When changes to the 101st Sustainment Brigade's manning reduced its ability to service Avengers, it looked to a nearby aviation support battalion for help--saving the Army money in the process.

  • Decisive action training environment preps lieutenants for future operations

    Jan 13, 2014

    The tactics team of the Basic Officer Leader Department at the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Va., created a field training exercise that incorporates the decisive action training environment, to teach junior logistics officers how to support in this environment.

  • Sustainment's next challenge: Strategic landpower

    Jan 13, 2014

    The Army, Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command have partnered to create the Office of Strategic Landpower to leverage their expertise within the human domain.

  • ASC CG, CSM tour Missouri ammunition plant

    Jan 13, 2014

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., toured facilities at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant located in Independence, Mo.

  • NY State VFW commander makes historic trip to historic arsenal

    Jan 10, 2014

    New York State Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Michael Pascal, who was elected state commander on June 15, 2013, was presented with 200 years of arsenal history during his first visit to this historic post Thursday.

  • AFSBn-Riley visits veterans during holiday season

    Jan 10, 2014

    Members of the Army Field Support Battalion-Riley, from Fort Riley, Kan., visited veterans Dec. 18 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Topeka, to share lunch and camaraderie with the men and women who served before them.

  • Sustainment Soldiers support troops through sling load operations

    Jan 9, 2014

    No matter what obstacles arise two riggers with Task Force Lifeliner make sure they successfully complete their daily mission with skill as sling load operators.

  • 94th Training Division Soldier conquers jitters, wins 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year

    Jan 9, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2014) -- Sgt. 1st Class David Dimoff, a water purification specialist instructor with the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, beat out five other competitors to win the 80th Training Command's eighth Instructor of the Year competition here.

  • Picatinny counters Unmanned Aircraft System threats

    Jan 7, 2014

    As the military use of Picatinny counters Unmanned Aircraft System threats has increased dramatically, including by entities that may pose a threat to the United States, scientists at Picatinny Arsenal are part of the effort to counter potential threats to U.S. armed forces by such systems.

  • Reusable Metrics

    Jan 6, 2014

    This article was originally published in the Oct. - Dec. 2013 issue of Army AL&T magazine. It explains standardized measures of performance framework which enables consistent assessment of Army network capability.

  • 2nd Inf. Div. Soldiers deliver charcoal during local charity event

    Jan 1, 2014

    More than 70 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, delivered charcoal briquettes to less fortunate families in Dongducheon, South Korea, to support a charity event sponsored by Gyeonggi Province, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Guam Guard Soldiers depart Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2013

    Operation Enduring Freedom is quickly coming to a close for the Guam Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment. Task Force Guam's first wave of troops departed Afghanistan and will soon return to United States soil to commence a redeployment process.

  • 402nd AFSB personnel in Kuwait recognized by Army Sustainment Command CG for excellence

    Dec 27, 2013

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., was in Kuwait mid-December to check on 402nd Army Field Support Brigade personnel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait and receive a command update.

  • Soldiers in Kuwait bond, mops up after biggest rainfall in 61 years

    Dec 27, 2013

    After hours of torrential rain overnight, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade personnel at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, were greeted with an astonishing sight the morning of Nov. 19, 2013, -- flood waters of record proportion.

  • US Army Sustainment Command CG visits 405th AFSB in Germany

    Dec 26, 2013

    Maj. Gen John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade headquarters personnel Dec. 10-11.

  • Afghan Hand formed partnership works for Kandahar Airport

    Dec 24, 2013

    As a U.S. Navy officer who serves in the Afghanistan-Pakistan (AfPak) Hands program, Lt. Cmdr. Jared Asman is the go-to guy in many instances for problem solving and issue resolution. Conceived in 2009, the Hands program is formulated to assist International Security Assistance Forces in building a better long-term relationship with the Afghan and Pakistan people.

  • FORSCOM breaks ground on Geospatial Readiness Center after original fell to 2011 tornado

    Dec 18, 2013

    U.S. Army Forces Command leaders broke ground, Dec. 16, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C., on a new facility to re-establish the command's Geospatial Readiness Center, which was destroyed by a tornado, April 16, 2011.

  • DOD top logisticians visit 401st AFSB

    Dec 18, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The Honorable Alan F. Estevez, assistant secretary of defense for logistics and materiel readiness, and other Department of Defense logistics leaders visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's area of operations Dec. 14-15 to receive an update on current operations.

  • AMC opens another addition to workforce quality of life

    Dec 17, 2013

    A new quality of life facility opened at the Army Materiel Command headquarters Dec. 13.The opening comes a week after the command cut the ribbon on the Lakeside café, AMC and Army Security Assistance Command's new cafeteria. The Sustainer Grab-and-Go was unveiled during the Holiday Open House.

  • CASCOM hosts Congressman for training, quality of life visit

    Dec 17, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Congressman Bobby Scott, Virginia 3rd District, for a tour of its schools and the installation Dec. 16. The visit provided insight into the curriculum, technology and techniques used to train logistics Soldiers and showcased quality-of-life initiatives at the Home of Sustainment.

  • Picatinny employee recognized for acquisition excellence

    Dec 17, 2013

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Robert T. Kowalski, a business manager in the Program Executive Office for Ammunition, was honored Nov. 13 at the Pentagon for his contributions to the Army Acquisition Corps. Kowalski is business manager for the Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM MAS). He received a 2013 Army Acquisition Award in the category of Director, Acquisition Career Management Award.

  • Bringing Lots of Toys and Goodies in their Sleigh

    Dec 13, 2013

    Even though the troops didn't have any chimnies to drop down, a Caribou aircraft rained food and water over U.S. Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, advising their Afghan National Army counterparts at Forward Operating Base Naghlu Hi, to resupply their mission in the middle of the holiday season.

  • AMC remains relevant despite budget challenges

    Dec 12, 2013

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the first global town hall meeting since the conclusion of the government shutdown at the Bob Jones Auditorium at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Dec. 9, 2013.

  • 1st Theater Sustainment Command: The Army's premier logistics unit right sizes Afghanistan

    Dec 12, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Maj. Gen. Kurt Stein, commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, emerges from a morning brief with his staff confident they are on track and set for a successful transition next year.

  • Flowing: water treatment specialist students train on tactical equipment

    Dec 12, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 12, 2013) -- The 92W Water Treatment Specialist Course is the longest of the Quartermaster School's advanced individual training areas of study. Thirteen weeks in duration, it has a sizable dose of classroom instruction but also features plenty of hands-on training.

  • One Army School System epitomizes component cohesiveness

    Dec 12, 2013

    After 31 years of service as a Warrior Citizen, Master Sgt. Goliath Singletary is not ready to retire because he is waiting for one thing...the 80th Training Command's transition from the Total Army School System to the One Army School System.

  • Major mission expansion brings jobs to Picatinny

    Dec 12, 2013

    Jobs are coming to Picatinny Arsenal as the U.S. Army plans to take on sustainment services that support the Army's Logistics Modernization Program.

  • Re-engineering the old for the new: Arsenal passes first article on M100 SDS

    Dec 11, 2013

    Project engineers Justin Lieber and Allen Dehaghani with Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Engineering and Technology have been re-engineering the fill line used for the sorbent fill for the M295 decontamination kits. This line is now being used to fill the larger M100 Sorbent Decontamination system.

  • 1st TSC railroad Soldiers provide mentoring to Afghan Railroad Authority

    Dec 10, 2013

    JOINT COMBAT OUTPOST, HAIRATAN, Afghanistan -- The 1st Theater Sustainment Command Afghan Rail Advisory team conducted a train, advise and assist mission by teaching a core railroad foundation documentation course to Afghan Railway Authority students Nov. 22, here.

  • Universities partner to create degree program, support leader development

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Army Logistics University and Virginia Commonwealth University have partnered to create a new degree program to support Soldiers. The Master of Supply Chain Management is slated to begin in fall 2014 and will emphasize innovation, critical thinking and logistics management.

  • ANA use modern battlefield logistics to supply their force

    Dec 9, 2013

    The Afghan National Army (ANA) acquisitioned small arms ammunition from Coalition partners in the later part of August in Parwan province, Afghanistan. The transfer of ammunition was in response to a shortage in the southern regions of the country.

  • Operation RED DAWN nets Saddam Hussein

    Dec 6, 2013

    Ten years ago this week, the US Army captured Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein alive. The story of how he was located and captured is an intelligence success story. In an effort to highlight the intelligence aspects of this milestone event, the Intelligence Center of Excellence History Office has developed a five-minute video case study entitled: "The Capture of Saddam Hussein: Human Intelligence Out Front." The video can be accessed from the History Office located inside the MI Library on Fort Huachuca. The script of that video is excerpted here.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • Going green: Community gets hands-on with new transportation methods

    Dec 5, 2013

    Planning for the future with "greener" transportation for the Ozarks was the focus of Transportation Days Monday and Tuesday on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • BAMC logisticians log more than 130 years

    Dec 5, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center's logistical department will soon experience the loss of more than 130 years of combined service rendered by four professionals at the end of this year.

  • Coming down: Demolition begins at ANCDF

    Dec 5, 2013

    When construction of the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, or ANCDF, began in 1997 on the northern side of Anniston Army Depot, managers and employees knew the mission of demilitarizing the chemical munitions stored here would end some day.

  • BGAD Commander visits ANMC leadership, workforce

    Dec 5, 2013

    Col. Lee Hudson, commander of Blue Grass Army Depot, the higher headquarters of the Anniston Munitions Center, toured the center's operations Monday and Tuesday.

  • Small arms repairers proud to serve Soldiers through M14 overhaul

    Dec 5, 2013

    Scott Woody and Stephen Reed look forward to coming to work each day in the depot's Small Arms Repair Facility. For them, overhauling the weapons used to protect and defend the nation's warfighters is not a job, it is a passion. So, when the installation was tasked to overhaul M14 Enhanced Battle Rifles as they were returned from overseas, the duo jumped at the opportunity.

  • 'Make-a-thon' to design tactical vehicle via online collaboration

    Dec 5, 2013

    The Army's Rapid Equipping Force will host a "Make-A-Thon" event, Dec. 9-13, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to develop a mobile command post that is mounted on a commonly available Army Lightweight Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle.

  • Army Achieves Initial Operating Capability with the AH-64E Apache

    Nov 27, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the capable hands of the soldiers of the 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, the AH-64E Apache attack helicopters have achieved Initial Operating Capability, the U.S. Army's latest acquisition milestone for the program on schedule.

  • SATCOM installation plan exceeds expectations, saves millions

    Nov 26, 2013

    Team Tobyhanna, Pa., is taking a pioneering approach to installing the Army's next generation SATCOM ground terminals using a plan that exceeds the depot's annual Value Engineering Proposal cost avoidance goal by more than 276 percent.

  • NY communities, arsenal build teams to mitigate disaster

    Nov 26, 2013

    Beyond the cannon tubes that were being readied for shipment, and on the spot where 16-inch cannons were once manufactured for U.S. Navy battleships, were about 40 community first responders sealing chlorine leaks and checking for radiological contamination in trucks, railcars, and tankers. They were not responding to an act of terror but to a four-county hazardous material exercise involving up to 160 of New York Capital District's first responders.

  • Who knew that Watervliet has Soldiers-in-Slacks?

    Nov 26, 2013

    There was a term the former Third Army commander, Lt. Gen. R. Steven Whitcomb, often used to describe the Army civilian force that supported the ground operations in many of the 25 countries in his area of responsibility. In a small Army post in upstate New York, the Watervliet Arsenal has also had its share of Soldiers-in-Slacks.

  • 5th AR BDE serves Thanksgiving lunch to students, parents

    Nov 26, 2013

    ANTHONY, N.M. -- The 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 363rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Black Scorpion, 5th Armored Brigade teamed up Monday to serve students and parents from Loma Linda Elementary School a hearty Thanksgiving lunch.

  • 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.