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  • Balancing the risks versus the benefits of hurrying home

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sometimes you come to the end of a mission and realize you owe your life more to luck than smart decisions. But Lady Luck is a fickle spirit. She may not treat you so well the next time.

  • Army issues Sources Sought Notice to support NIE 14.1

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Army announced that it is seeking interested industry and government sources with mature solutions to enhance existing network systems capabilities to participate in the Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 event, scheduled to take place in October/November 2013, at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Army Safety - How Did We Do? Fiscal 2012 End-Of-Year Review

    Jan 7, 2013

    As an Army, we're getting better all the time at safety. I feel confident making that statement given final numbers from fiscal 2012: With 162 accidental fatalities, it was our third-safest year on record and our best since combat operations began more than 11 years ago.

  • Circle To Land - A Tricky Maneuver

    Jan 7, 2013

    Circle-to-land is one of the least practiced and most underappreciated maneuvers in the fixed-wing Army aviation community. In the commercial and civilian sector, the maneuver is considered risky enough that many freight operators prohibit their pilots from performing it at night or from doing it at all. However, depending on the mission, pilots may have no choice but to employ the circle-to-land maneuver. And if the first time you practice it is the first time you need it, you could be in serious trouble. I'll give you a personal example from a flight I had in a C-12.

  • Ergonomics That Work

    Jan 7, 2013

    Ergonomics is the applied science of equipment design in the workplace to reduce fatigue and discomfort and increase productivity. Cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive stress injuries and work-related musculoskeletal disorders are synonymous terms. All relate to musculoskeletal and nervous system injuries caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, compression (pressing against hard surfaces) and/or sustained awkward positions.

  • The Army's "Face to the World"

    Jan 7, 2013

    The Foreign Military Sales program is the U.S. government's program for transferring defense articles, services and training to other sovereign nations and international organizations.

  • LOGCAP Soldiers receive awards for Afghanistan tour

    Jan 6, 2013

    Five Soldiers who deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Logistics Civil Assistance Program received end of tour awards Jan. 6 during a ceremony hosted by Col. Mark Paget, commander, 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • TRADOC commander addresses Soldier Heroes during All-American Bowl week

    Jan 6, 2013

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commanding general, spoke to the Soldier Heroes participating in the All-American Bowl Week on three main points: Establishing the conditions for the Army in 2014, focusing on preparedness rather than short-term readiness, and the Army Profession.

  • Watervliet manufacturing closes 199th productive year

    Jan 4, 2013

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL -- The proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" may be applied to the great work the Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., workforce did in supporting our nation's warfighters and the community in 2012, because it took the entire Arsenal village to ship each product.

  • Medevac crews in Afghanistan increase en-route patient care

    Jan 4, 2013

    Two medevac companies in Afghanistan have participated in a trial program to administer blood products to wounded Soldiers during en-route flight care and movement to a medical facility.

  • 401st AFSB briefs USFOR-A and 1st TSC leadership on missions

    Jan 4, 2013

    Major Generals Kenneth R. Dahl, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, deputy commander for support and Kurt J. Stein, 1st Theater Sustainment command, commanding general, visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Dec. 30 to learn more about brigade missions, processes and processes.

  • CASCOM recognizes community support

    Jan 3, 2013

    Col. John E. O'Neil IV, Quartermaster School commandant, presented members of the Hopewell High School Concert Choir certificates of appreciation Dec. 18, for their support to the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee.

  • 'Lights Out' for energy savings at Natick

    Jan 3, 2013

    Something as simple as turning off office lights, office equipment, and hallway and bathroom lights not in use could save lots of energy and money.

  • Army All-American athletes inspire children's hospital patients

    Jan 3, 2013

    U.S. Army All-American Bowl players visited with young patients at Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, during All-American Bowl week.

  • Pre-game challenges energize All-American Bowl atmosphere

    Jan 3, 2013

    Drill sergeants barked orders and words of encouragement to motivate 90 of the top-ranked high school football players and 125 band members from around the nation as they competed, Jan. 2, 2012, in a number of events including relay races, pushups, sit-ups and a food-eating contest.

  • 'Sky Soldiers' hold pre-Ranger course while deployed to Afghanistan

    Jan 2, 2013

    Taking advantage of the decrease in enemy activity brought on by winter, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, took the opportunity to develop and conduct a pre-Ranger course.

  • Vehicle swap mission saves Army money

    Jan 2, 2013

    The idea was simple enough: Fort Hood, Texas, had a crane destined for Fort Polk, La. Fort Polk had 12 Humvees destined for Fort Hood.

  • 401st AFSB completes M1114 transfer to ANA

    Dec 31, 2012

    A historic mission for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade came to an end Nov. 12 when AFSBattalion-Bagram issued 49 M1114 vehicles to the Afghan National Army under a Foreign Military Sales case.

  • Future looks bright for Redstone Test Center

    Dec 31, 2012

    The Redstone Test Center celebrated a successful 2012 with new capabilities, facilities, and a committed work force. In 2012, the center improved its test capabilities by adding more than $13 million in new and modified facilities. These include a new Climatic Multi-Chamber Test Facility, an aviation parts storage facility, an aircraft parking area, a reconstruction of the Tactical Test Facility, entry control point facility, a transient test facility and an aircraft towpath just to name a few.

  • Soldiers in Afghanistan continue mission as 2013 arrives

    Dec 31, 2012

    As Americans ring in the new year, Soldiers, Afghan security forces and their coalition partners are engaged in combat, training and humanitarian operations.

  • Combined Team Ready First reaches Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2012

    In the weeks leading up to Christmas, hundreds of soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. By the end of January, 2013, more than 2,500 soldiers from the Combined Team Ready First will be on ground in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. to improve electric grid in Kandahar Province

    Dec 29, 2012

    Electricity is a scarce resource in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, but should become less so for Kandahar government district centers and businesses when four separate projects, designed to improve electricity distribution in key areas of the city, are completed by winter 2013.

  • 159th Combat Aviation Brigade closes out busy 2012

    Dec 28, 2012

    As 2012 comes to an end, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade adds numerous events to its history.

  • Soldiers feasting on healthier food

    Dec 27, 2012

    Dining facilities across the Army are offering more nutritious food these days, with the aim of improving Soldier performance.

  • Afghan police enhance district-level logistics in Uruzgan

    Dec 25, 2012

    Afghan police in Uruzgan province are making logistics a priority through a training program that commenced Dec. 22, 2012 at the provincial police headquarters.

  • 401st AFSB briefs incoming JSC-A commander in Afghanistan

    Dec 25, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Scottie D. Carpenter, commanding general, 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve unit headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 24 to learn more about 401st missions and meet some of the Soldiers, civilians and contractors who provide logistics support and selected Coalition forces across the battle space.

  • Sustainment soldiers ensure seamless transition in Kandahar

    Dec 21, 2012

    After months of pre-deployment training the Headquarters element of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division is now boots on ground in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The 'Providers' will be replacing soldiers with the 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and assume the 45th's mission to provide distribution and logistical support throughout Regional Command-South, Southwest and West.

  • Westphal signs strategic plan in support of Army Organic Industrial Base

    Dec 21, 2012

    Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the Army, has signed the U.S. Army Organic Industrial Base Strategic Plan.

  • Teamwork, synergy sparks prototype development at Watervliet

    Dec 20, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal's historic "Big Gun Shop" in New York State has seen a lot of action since the first brick and mortar were laid there nearly 130 years ago.

  • Army applies NIE lessons to integrating network equipment

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army is applying integration lessons learned from completed Network Integration Evaluations as it continues production of networked vehicles to support fielding efforts to 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Army Organic Industrial Base Strategic Plan

    Dec 20, 2012

  • Retrograde operations continue

    Dec 19, 2012

  • 120th Infantry Brigade trains 311th ESC for deployment to Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in exercise "Unified Endeavor" during December at North Fort Hood. The exercise included both live and computer-aided virtual events, all focused on mission command training.

  • USASAC looks back at busy, productive 2012

    Dec 18, 2012

    By all accounts 2012 was a banner year for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command in terms of carrying out its mission of overseeing the Army's Security Assistance Enterprise and managing its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

  • Sustaining the Black Hawk Fleet: Ten Years of Recap at Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Dec 18, 2012

    This is an exciting time for the Army Aviation and Missile Command. We are coming down from over a decade of war and focusing on new challenges that will test how we maximize our capabilities with limited resources. Through it all, Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) has been critical in its support to aviation maintenance and nowhere else is this support more evident than with its sustainment of the UH-60 Black Hawk fleet.

  • Grand Opening of Káva Café on Arsenal Island

    Dec 18, 2012

    Káva Café, a coffee bar that provides free Wi-Fi and Starbucks coffee and menu items, had its grand opening at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 13, in the former retail store in Bldg. 60, on Rock Island Arsenal.The Káva Café's hours are from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with delivery available from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee for this service is $2 with the fee being waived for purchases more than $20.

  • Retrograde operations continue in Afghanistan with 401st AFSB

    Dec 18, 2012

    Three command sergeants major toured the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's headquarters in Afghanistan to receive briefings on its various missions.

  • SDDC teleconference fills void in DOD shipper training, education

    Dec 17, 2012

    When the SDDC Training Symposium and Traffic Management Workshop were cancelled this year, a vital link between the command and its customers was severed.

  • AMC's top civilian visits Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 17, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's top civilian met Dec. 13 with senior leaders from organizations at Rock Island Arsenal. Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of RIA, hosted John B. Nerger, Army Materiel Command executive director to the commanding general for his first visit here.

  • Picatinny Arsenal, Civil Air Patrol hold 'Wreaths Across America' ceremony

    Dec 15, 2012

    Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., officials along with members of the Civil Air Patrol, laid 162 wreaths in honor of the fallen service members from the Garden State, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • New Holiday Tradition Brings New Light to the Detroit Arsenal

    Dec 14, 2012

  • AMC top civilian sees new technology at Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Dec 14, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's top civilian visited the Department of Defense's only vertically integrated metal manufacturer on Thursday. John B. Nerger, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General of the Army Material Command, took a one hour tour through the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. This was Nerger's first visit to RIA-JMTC assuming his role as the top executive at AMC in May 2011. His tour started at the Army's only active foundry where Col. James O. Fly, Jr, commander RIA-JMTC, showed how the Arsenal can take raw scrap metal and make new parts to support Army and Joint products.

  • Newly elected Congress member visits 'largest employer' in district: Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 14, 2012

    The newly elected Illinois 17th U.S. Congressional District representative met with senior leaders from organizations at Rock Island Arsenal on Dec. 10.

  • Soldiers train with remote-controlled mine-clearing system

    Dec 14, 2012

    Tripping improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in a controlled way to avoid Soldier injury has become an automated process now for Soldiers.

  • Nothing elementary about this Army science

    Dec 13, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- An inspection team toured the Army's Benét Laboratories last Friday and this visit tested the ability of this premier weapons research and design center to reduce their scientific jargon to an elementary level of understanding. Maybe, elementary is the wrong use of verbiage because, after all, these were high school students.

  • 405th AFSB, USAREUR award top culinary specialists, dining facilities

    Dec 13, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe and the 405th Army Field Support Brigade paid tribute to USAREUR's top food service personnel and dining facilities at its annual food service awards ceremony Nov. 26 at Nachrichten Kaserne in Germany.

  • 402nd AFSB in Kuwait celebrates 6th birthday

    Dec 13, 2012

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade came together as one to celebrate the brigade's 6th birthday on Oct. 16 at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

  • FORSCOM logisticians support local children in time of need

    Dec 13, 2012

    There will be a little more joy for some Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area children this year, as Soldiers and Army civilian employees of the U.S. Army Forces Command, G4 (Logistics) Directorate came together to aid the Cumberland County, N.C., Department of Social Services by providing Christmas gifts for 135 area foster children.

  • Fort Lee gears up for wounded warrior event

    Dec 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 12, 2012) -- A deep commitment to wounded warriors and a growing concern for suicide prevention has led to a first-time Army Logistics University event that serves to raise awareness for both.

  • Resiliency is key to 35th CSSB mission

    Dec 11, 2012

    Supporting soldiers on the battlefield is no easy task and the logistical requirements to outfit a combat troop to effectively do his or her job is done by far fewer soldiers than those on the battlefield. Consider the U.S. Army's 35th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade in Sagami General Depot, Japan.

  • Army G4 visits 'Home of Sustainment', views training

    Dec 11, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-4 (Logistics), to view training Dec. 7.

  • 401st ROC Drill rehearses retrograde

    Dec 10, 2012

    A two-day rehearsal of concept drill was conducted by the 401st Army Field Support Brigade to review past practices, discuss what worked and what did not work and lastly plan for future equipment retrograde missions.

  • Army Depot Honors Former Mayor, Mayor Gives Commander Key to the City

    Dec 10, 2012

    The former Mayor of Corpus Christi, Joseph Adame was awarded with the Knight of the Honorable Order of St. Michael, an award given through the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) for his support of the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) and the Warfighter on December 7, 2012. Mayor Adame was found worthy of the distinction due to his avid support of CCAD, the only helicopter maintenance repair and overhaul facility in the Army's organic industrial base. CCAD Commander, Col. Christopher B. Carlile was given a key to the city.

  • The next surge in Afghanistan - holiday mail

    Dec 10, 2012

    The troop surge in Afghanistan officially ended in September, but Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, are preparing for another surge that will arrive in country over the next three weeks: holiday mail.

  • CASCOM CG lights up the holiday season

    Dec 7, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, is assisted by his wife, Denise, and Spc. Willie J. Rodgers III, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee, in pulling the levers to light the Fort Lee holiday tree Dec. 6.

  • Task Force Wildcat food service specialists serve up meals, morale

    Dec 6, 2012

    Task Force Wildcat food service specialists served fellow Soldiers meals with a helping of morale during Operation Golden Cargo 2012.

  • While hauling bullets, safety remains top priority

    Dec 6, 2012

    The 1052nd Transportation Company out of Kingstree, S.C. drove hundreds of ammunition crates to McAlester, Okla., July 12 for Operation Golden Cargo, while keeping safety paramount.

  • Golden Cargo Prepares 888 MCT for Mobilization

    Dec 6, 2012

    Golden Cargo--an annual nationwide munitions transportation exercise--offers real-world training for Reserve Component units, especially those gearing up for deployment. One such unit, the 888th Movement Control Team out of Providence, R.I., is using this training opportunity to prepare for a pending mobilization.

  • 423rd Transportation Company cooks ensure troops remain fueled up

    Dec 6, 2012

    In order to serve 220 Soldiers per meal at Tooele Army Depot, Utah during Operation Golden Cargo 2012, cooks with the 423rd Transportation Company from Colorado Springs, Colo., start their shifts about six hours prior to prepare, set up and cook, Warren explained.

  • Army National Cemeteries staff visits Anniston

    Dec 6, 2012

    Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries Program Kathryn Condon and members of her staff visited Anniston Nov. 30 to tour cemeteries that are maintained by Anniston Army Depot.

  • New DLA Distribution Anniston safety program keys in on accident prevention

    Dec 6, 2012

    DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., has new safety personnel. Though Bea Holman and Barry Adderhold may be new to DLA, having transferred a few months ago, they are not new to safety. Both bring with them years of safety experience and they are eager to share knowledge with their new coworkers. The first order of business for the duo has been to fully train every employee on standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Association.

  • Army officials assess depot capabilities

    Dec 6, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, Army Materiel Command's (AMC) deputy commanding general, and more than 60 team members from AMC and subordinate commands conducted a Depot Assessment Visit here Dec. 4-5.

  • Watervliet's largest electrical upgrade in 30 years is now complete

    Dec 5, 2012

    When the Arsenal leadership agreed to invest $1.7 million for a new electrical substation that would feed power to one of the most critical manufacturing processes called the rotary forge, little did they know that the Arsenal may be venturing into uncharted waters.

  • Watervliet receives $7.8M contract to supply Australian Army with new lightweight cannons

    Dec 4, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced this month that it received a $7.8 million contract to provide the Australian Army, via BAE Systems, with 19 M776 155mm cannons as part of the U.S. State Department's Foreign Military Sales program.

  • Credentialing program helps service members excel

    Dec 4, 2012

    The command is helping to increase opportunities for sustainment Soldiers by developing credentialing programs for 27 of its 57 military occupational specialties. One of the ways CASCOM is supporting professional credentialing of its service members is through the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Allied Trade Specialist (91E) course.

  • 3d ESC hosts Joint Logistics Senior Enlisted Conference

    Nov 30, 2012

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted the Joint Logistics Senior Enlisted Conference at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on November 23, 2012.

  • Solar panels deliver new energy to West Point's Net Zero initiative

    Nov 29, 2012

    The installation of solar panels on the roof of the Lichtenberg Tennis Center--780 panels, to be exact--in recent weeks represents West Point's continuing efforts to achieve energy sustainability. Since becoming a Net Zero Energy pilot installation last April, West Point has been making strides toward the ultimate goal of producing as much energy as it uses by 2020.

  • Brig. Gen. French visits the DFIP

    Nov 28, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, the commander of the Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan and 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), visited the Detention Facility in Parwan to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

  • Erie Canal, belt-driven presses, and now, the gantry-yard crane ... all gone

    Nov 28, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The old adage "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around, will it make a sound," may be a good metaphor for the recent removal of the largest crane assembly on the Arsenal. Towering some 53' high and 140' long, the gantry-yard crane has met its quiet demise just as other technological marvels of their time, such as the Erie Canal and belt-driven presses. But did anyone notice?

  • DOD praises Army's Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts and urges authorization bill passage

    Nov 28, 2012

    The Defense Department continues its assistance with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Pentagon Press Secretary George E. Little said.

  • 402nd AFSB in Kuwait outlines logistics mission to visiting generals

    Nov 28, 2012

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, recently played host to senior Army logisticians.

  • Sustainers celebrate Thanksgiving at Kandahar Airfield

    Nov 27, 2012

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrated Thanksgiving at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on November 22, 2012. Throughout the day, the 3d ESC participated in several events to include a visit to Kandahar Airfield's Role 3 Hospital with Gen. John R. Allen, the International Security Assistance Force Commander, and served dinner to thousands of service members and civilians at the Niagara Dining Facility.

  • Tobyhanna surpasses goal, reduces sensor cost

    Nov 27, 2012

    Sensors Branch employees here did one better when tasked to reduce the direct labor hours (DLH) to repair and test the AN/PSS-14 mine detector. Program Office Countermine leadership (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.) required that Tobyhanna Army Depot reduce the DLH for repairing and testing the detector by 15 percent.

  • ASC road march offers reservists, Military Explorers, Boy Scouts historical information on RIA

    Nov 27, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command historian led a group of 20 deploying Soldiers, four Military Explorers and 11 Boy Scouts on a Rock Island Arsenal historical road march Nov. 10.

  • Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter visits Camp Zama

    Nov 26, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 26, 2012) -- Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, the commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command visited Sagamihara Family Housing Area, the Camp Zama Youth Center and a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force construction site during his tour of U.S. Army Garrison Japan installations Nov. 24.

  • 2ID units named best in Pacific

    Nov 26, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, announced the winners of the USARPAC Army Award for Maintenance Excellence program Nov. 15. The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade placed in three out of the six categories with the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion winning in the Large MTOE Category. The United Nations Command Security Battalion -- Joint Security Area, administratively a unit of the 210th Fires Brigade, won in the Small TDA Category. And Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion placed runner up in the Supply Excellence Award for Medium MTOE PBO.

  • Army launches winter safety campaign

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign today, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs.

  • Army Corps employs barges to move storm-damage debris out of NYC

    Nov 25, 2012

    Since its barging operations began Nov. 10, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 26,000 tons of debris out of New York City coastal neighborhoods devastated by last month's Hurricane Sandy and up the Hudson River.

  • Westphal, Austin survey battlefield, present awards, thank troops for service

    Nov 25, 2012

    The Army's second highest ranking civilian and military leaders met with American and NATO leadership at regional commands, hospitals, forward operating bases, and support units throughout eastern and southern Afghanistan, and thanked service members, civilians, and contractors for their hard work and sacrifice during a three-day visit, Nov. 20-23, 2012.

  • Undersecretary lauds Redstone's synergy

    Nov 23, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal is optimistic that sequestration will be averted.

  • Drive on: 45th Sustainment Brigade gets big mileage out of behavioral health initiatives

    Nov 22, 2012

    One of the largest sustainment brigades in Afghanistan is getting a lot of mileage out of simple behavioral health initiatives implemented for its motor transport operators.

  • Picatinny establishes task force for future emergencies in wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 21, 2012

    Against the backdrop of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, a task force has been established at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., to collect lessons learned so that the installation and its workforce can be better prepared for the next disaster.

  • Analyst named depot employee of quarter

    Nov 21, 2012

    A management analyst here has been named a depot Employee of the Quarter. Kathryn DeBenedetto was honored for the senior category award as a Tobyhanna 2012 Employees of the Quarter for the third quarter.

  • Soldiers take challenge in explosive ordnance disposal testing

    Nov 21, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 20, 2012) -- The Ordnance School's 89D, or Explosive Ordnance Disposal Course, is in its second year at Fort Lee after relocating here from Redstone Arsenal, Ala. As is the case with many relocations, instructors and administrators continually tweak the curriculum to ensure the students are receiving the maximum benefit. The latest improvement came last week when the end-of-the-course portion dubbed EOD Challenge was moved from the Ordnance Campus to Training Area 23, located just off A Avenue adjacent to the Defense Contract Management Agency. The new training site boasts a larger, more secluded area to conduct the nine-station EOD Challenge. Fifteen students underwent the testing.

  • 403rd AFSB's battalion participates in exercise Keen Sword 2013

    Nov 21, 2012

    Members of the Army Field Support Battalion-North East Asia's Yokohama North Dock have supported Keen Sword 2013 by conducting an issue of two Landing Craft Utility 2000 vessels.

  • Hard work and dedication drive Pōhakuloa Training Area Employee of the Quarter

    Nov 21, 2012

    POHAKULOA, Hawaii--Maintenance worker T. J. Sprintz was recently named the U.S. Army Garrison Pōhakuloa Employee of the Quarter for his hard work and dedication to mission accomplishment.

  • Ordnance welcomes new Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.

    Nov 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The U.S. Army Ordnance School welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton G. Hall as the 11th regimental command sergeant major during an assumption of responsiblity ceremony Nov. 16.

  • Teaching youngsters energy awareness in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 16, 2012

    In the Halloween spirit, Vicenza Elementary School third-graders engaged in Energy Awareness Month Oct. 23 through a special hunt for "energy vampires."

  • Army research centers partner for improved ammunition packaging

    Nov 16, 2012

    U.S. Army research and development centers are collaborating to design new ammunition packaging that could yield significant cost savings and improve battlefield capability, officials said. Two organizations within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command -- the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center -- are developing a packaging system for 5.56-millimeter ammunition as an alternative to fabric bandoleers.

  • Watervliet parades through community in honor of our Veterans

    Nov 15, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Think about this, we have thousands of troops forward deployed in a combat zone, while at the same time, similar combat-experienced troops are providing food, fuel, medical, and more important, stability to New York City's disaster areas within a two hour drive of here.

  • Space-based capabilities shaping Army of the future

    Nov 15, 2012

    The undersecretary of the Army received a detailed and succinct depiction of how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command supports America's warfighters during a visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Beyond protection: Army Research Laboratory investigates next-level pelvic, groin protection

    Nov 14, 2012

    New ballistic research areas are filling a critical gap in troop pelvic protection systems, said U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers.

  • Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to accomplish their mission. And, these generators are allowing them precious more time to train Afghan forces and win the friendship of local Afghans.

  • Unique cooperation with TSA leads to improved training at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    During an annual full-scale anti-terrorism exercise at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, leaders identified a training gap that led to a unique government-to-government cooperation between LCAAP's government security office and the Transportation Security Administration.

  • Army Sustainment Command honors area veterans

    Nov 14, 2012

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers fanned out across western Illinois and eastern Iowa during the Veterans Day weekend, paying tribute to area veterans. In an all-out community outreach effort, ASC Soldiers gave speeches, conducted presentations and participated in parades and memorial services while representing the command and the Army.

  • Sustainers visit Afghan military hospital

    Nov 13, 2012

    Members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan visited the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital on November 8, 2012. The Sustainers visited the facility to get a better understanding of the Afghan's medical processes and procedures.

  • ASA IE&E Conducts Quality Work Environment Workshop and Recognition Ceremony

    Nov 13, 2012

    Mr. Mark Atkins, Director for Safety, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA), Installation Energy and Environment (IE&E) led a five-day Quality Work Environment (QWE) Initiative workshop Sept. 17-21 at Army Materiel Command (AMC) Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

  • Arsenal kicks off annual fund campaign

    Nov 13, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal kicked off their fall Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 4 at the Arsenal's Community Club with a special breakfast program, songs from the Jenkins Memorial Choir, and guest speaker Normal Gilchrest.

  • Veterans Day 2012: Soldier for Life

    Nov 9, 2012

  • Fort Lee Soldiers join Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 8, 2012) -- First Lt. Melanie Wells knows what it's like to be in the midst of a storm like the one that raked the New York-New Jersey coastal areas last week.

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