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  • U.S. Army Veterans Day

    Nov 5, 2012

    Veterans Day Army public service announcement.

  • New 401st AFSB housing at BAF improves force protection posture

    Nov 3, 2012

    New billeting at 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, provides improved force protection for personnel by housing them in hardened structures.

  • ARMY RESERVE STANDS UP 883RD QM COMPANY, 315TH QM TEAM

    Nov 1, 2012

    It was a sentimental ceremony, yet proud of its legacy as the 883rd Quartermaster Company and 315th Quartermaster Team were officially activated during a combined activation ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Broken Arrow, Okla.

  • 403rd AFSB holds first FRG steering committee meeting with newly acquired Logistics Readiness Center

    Nov 1, 2012

  • Joint Culinary Center of Excellence offers new additions to field ration menus

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- The Unitized Group Ration -- Short Order menu recently underwent changes after a six-month test at four Army installations last year.

  • TRADOC Commanding General recognizes sustainers

    Nov 1, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, presents a TRADOC coin to Samuel A. Burns, Ordnance School course manager, for his "game changer" service to the Ordnance School Nov. 1. Cone 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.

  • Fuel Operations at its best in the Pacific

    Nov 1, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan-- Imagine handling more than two million gallons of jet fuel for the Air Force, 100,000 gallons for the Marines and up to 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel for the Navy on Okinawa. It's a big order requiring a substantial commitment, performing a critical mission that remains the sole responsibility of the 505th Quartermaster Battalion.

  • 83rd Ordnance - Focus on Mission Amid Future Inactivation

    Nov 1, 2012

    HIRO AMMUNITION DEPOT, Kure, Japan. -- The 83rd Ordnance Battalion is a small unit with a big mission for United States Army Japan and the Pacific Command. The unit, headquartered in southern mainland Japan, is set to inactivate next year.

  • Army Releases Sustainability Report 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2012, which describes the Army's sustainability efforts and progress during years 2010 and 2011.

  • Army contracting, logistics discussed during 3-day gathering at RIA

    Oct 31, 2012

    Contracting and LOGCAP were the main topics during a three-day meeting that concluded Oct. 31 here in Building 103, Baylor Conference Room, as the Army makes plans for post-war Southwest Asia operations.

  • More than 7,400 National Guard members respond to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 30, 2012

    More than 7,400 citizen-Soldiers and citizen-Airmen were mobilized in 11 states to respond to Hurricane Sandy by 4:30 a.m., Oct. 30, 2012, and more were on the way.

  • Career comes to a close after 35 years of service

    Oct 30, 2012

    Johnetta Graves retires in ceremony at Redstone Arsenal

  • Back to basics: Weapons safety

    Oct 30, 2012

    Soldiers depend on their weapons, and when one fails, it could mean the difference between life and death. But by taking precautions like thorough preventive maintenance checks and services and proper storage, they greatly reduce the likelihood of malfunction and possibly an accident.

  • U.S. Army awards Watervliet $4.2M contract for new mortar baseplate

    Oct 29, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced Friday that it received a $4.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to manufacture a new lightweight 60mm mortar baseplate that will enhance Soldiers' abilities to move more quickly across the battlefield, while also reducing logistical requirements.

  • Like fathers, like sons: the 1st Division family

    Oct 28, 2012

    Pvt. Chris Griffin is the fifth member of his family to receive a 1st ID/1st SB combat patch, continuing his family's legacy in the U.S. Army.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami

    Oct 28, 2012

    As more governors declared states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy, the National Guard stood ready to respond to the aftermath of the storm.

  • Shyu outlines strategic modernization planning approach

    Oct 26, 2012

    Army acquisition is in the early stages of refining an integrated, multi-pronged strategic approach to equipment modernization which seeks to harvest key lessons learned from a decade of war, service leaders said Oct. 23, 2012.

  • TRANSCOM commander sees AFSBn-Kandahar RPAT process

    Oct 25, 2012

    U.S. Air Force General William M. Fraser III, commander of U.S. Transportation Command spent about 90 minutes at AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 21 to learn more about how the battalion has streamlined processes and procedures for redistributing and retrograding equipment.

  • Depot Employee Garners National Diversity Award

    Oct 25, 2012

    One of Tobyhanna Army Depot's own has just received national recognition for her contributions to our national defense.

  • Howitzer FMS begins at Anniston

    Oct 25, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot recently began a Foreign Military Sales overhaul for the M198 light towed howitzer. The artillery is disassembled, inspected and rebuilt to specifications for a U.S. military ally.

  • Anniston Munitions Center celebrates four accident-free years

    Oct 25, 2012

    Anniston Munitions Center passed an important milestone Oct. 16 - four years without a lost time accident. A lost time accident is any injury occurring within the organization that takes an employee off duty for at least one 24-hour period. The last time that happened for ANMC was Oct. 16, 2008, when an employee's back was injured.

  • Entire depot workforce must commit to VPP process

    Oct 25, 2012

    Trample the weak and hurdle the dormant - this seems like a strange phrase to use when the discussion is safety and the Voluntary Protection Program, but the visual impact of what must be done is perfect. With VPP, the weak in an organization are the naysayers and complainers. This group follows, but with reluctance. Constant complaining and a sour attitude stagnates a team and can slow the entire VPP process.

  • Oct. 22, 2012 -- Secretary of the Army's Keynote address at AUSA Expo

    Oct 25, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, delivers the keynote address during the opening ceremony at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, while seated during recuperation from an injury, on Oct. 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

  • U.S. Army Operational Energy brochure

    Oct 25, 2012

  • JSC-A S.A.M.C. sponsors TAPS 5K

    Oct 24, 2012

    The Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club sponsored a 5K run/walk at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on Friday, October 19.

  • 822nd MCT ends mission in Afghanistan

    Oct 24, 2012

    The 822nd Movement Control Team officially ended its mission in Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20.

  • Operational Energy 'The Power Is In Your Hand'

    Oct 24, 2012

  • Quartermasters support legal training

    Oct 24, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. - Brig. Gen. Flora D. Darpino, Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School commandant, and Col. John E. O'Neil IV, Quartermaster School commandant, sign a memorandum of agreement Oct. 24 supporting advanced individual training students attending the paralegal specialists course.

  • Environmental science: Students focus on ways to save energy, resources

    Oct 23, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With the world's resources dwindling at an ever faster rate and energy costs consistently rising, future planners are realizing that long-term sustainability demands creative solutions. That means including all aspects of energy use, waste disposal and alternative energy construction considerations when first approaching projects. But encouraging everyone to play a role in long-term sustainability also means changing the way many people live their daily lives.

  • Tobyhanna employees Reset, retrofit mission expands capabilities of critical Army communications sys

    Oct 23, 2012

    Technicians here have successfully completed a mission that gives a key Army communications system increased range and frequencies.

  • AUSA Opening Day: Leaders Discuss Army Profession, Address Family Forum

    Oct 23, 2012

  • Army leaders stress commitment to Network Integration Evaluations

    Oct 23, 2012

    As Soldiers prepare to deploy with the Army's new mobile tactical communications network, the service will continue to enhance that technology through the Network Integration Evaluations, senior leaders said.

  • Eighth Army team participates in 2012 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2012

    A team of Eighth Army runners from South Korea participated in the U.S. Army Ten-Miler in the nation's capital, Oct. 21, 2012.

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 22, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal visits the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. to underscore the extensive capabilities and interdependence of combined operations between Army Conventional and Special Operations Forces as well as to highlight the vital role of the JRTC as the Army trains Soldiers for current missions and prepares for future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • CASCOM employee receives Superior Civilian Service Award

    Oct 22, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, presented Terry Moody, CASCOM G8 (Resource Management) management and manpower division chief, the Superior Civilian Service Award Oct. 10.

  • Army launches smart Operational Energy use campaign, identifies 10 initiatives

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Army launched "The Power is In Your Hands" campaign Oct. 23, 2012, to encourage Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield.

  • Iron scouts train at NIE 13.1

    Oct 22, 2012

  • TRANSCOM commander visits 401st AFSB

    Oct 20, 2012

    U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser, III, commander U.S. Transportation Command, made a brief visit to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 19 to learn more about the processes the 401st employs to prepare equipment to be shipped from the Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan.

  • 401st LTF North overcomes adverse conditions to support Warfighters

    Oct 20, 2012

    'Moon dust' everywhere while living and working in an active construction zone doesn't stop the folks at 410st AFSB's Logistics Task Force North and Camp Pratt in their mission to support the Warfighter.

  • DOD, AbilityOne honor 8 ACC employees

    Oct 19, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Eight current and former Army Contracting Command employees have been recognized by the Department of Defense and the U.S. AbilityOne Commission for their work supporting the AbilityOne Program.

  • N.Y. bridge dedicated to fallen hero

    Oct 17, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Derek Farley began greeting visitors as they entered and left the small town of Nassau, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2012, after the Route 20 Bridge was named after him.

  • Depot sustains military's electro optics/night vision equipment

    Oct 11, 2012

    Well-trained and skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot employees maintain and support the military's vast array of electro-optics/night vision for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as foreign military service customers.

  • 622nd MCT help resupply troops in the field

    Oct 10, 2012

    Deployed to one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan, a movement control detachment resupplies hundreds of troops in the field. Every morning, Soldiers with 622nd Movement Control Detachment round up Afghan drivers so cargo can be delivered. The cargo each driver has ranges from food for the dining facility to mission critical equipment.

  • Logistics Readiness Center Honshu Pinning Ceremony

    Oct 10, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 10, 2012) -- Col. Michael C. Lopez, commander of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, pins to Jose A. Toro, director of the Logistics Readiness Center Honshu during a ceremony held Oct. 10 at U.S. Army Garrison Japan headquarters. The LRC, formerly under the Directorate of Logistics at USAG-J, now falls under Army Materiel Command as of Oct. 1.

  • 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

    Oct 9, 2012

    2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

  • ASA(ALT)'s October Significant Accomplishment PEO Ammution's Own Mr. Harvard Yuen

    Oct 9, 2012

  • SDDC CG's visit to 401st AFSB confirms partnership

    Oct 8, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Richardson, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command commanding general, visited 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 3 to see firsthand some of the equipment that will be retrograded using SDDC and other transportation options from the Combined Joint Operations-Afghanistan in the coming months.

  • AMC commander explains how diversity is readiness challenge

    Oct 5, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, the commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, spoke at the 13th annual Diversity Leadership Conference to a luncheon audience of more than 100 attendees inside Eisenhower Hall at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Vice President Biden Marks Achievements of MRAP Task Force

    Oct 5, 2012

  • Assistant Secretary Visits Fort Des Moines

    Oct 5, 2012

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Des Moines on Oct. 3. Hammack made the stop during her Iowa trip to see a local Army Reserve Center and learn more about the capabilities and challenges the Army Reserve faces in updating its facilities and in energy conservation.

  • Global logistics concept discussed during FORSCOM commanders forum

    Oct 4, 2012

    Logistics for the Army of 2020 was a key topic discussed during the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commander's forum held Oct. 2-3 in the FORSCOM headquarters at Marshall Hall.

  • Operational energy forum increases awareness, promotes flexibility and resilience

    Oct 4, 2012

    Commanders and command sergeants major from throughout U.S. Army Forces Command heard about operational energy from an expert on the subject during the U.S. Army Forces Command Commander's Forum held at Marshall Hall Tuesday.

  • NCO Corps welcomes 16 Fort Lee ordnance battalion Soldiers

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Sgt. 1st Class Erick Detrich became a noncommissioned officer years ago and didn't have to be present for his unit's NCO induction ceremony.

  • Watervliet Arsenal joins shipping wars, saves taxpayer dollars

    Oct 2, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center in upstate New York is looking hard at its shipping process to squeeze more value out of its operations.

  • 21st TSC hosts air assault course

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command, for the third-consecutive year, hosted a 10-day Air Assault School that was attended by approximately 260 Soldiers and Airmen from various units throughout Germany Sept. 10 on Camp Robertson in Schweinfurt, Germany.

  • Detroit Arsenal Receives 4th Neighborhood Environmental Partner Award

    Oct 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison -- Detroit Arsenal recently received its 4th State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 2011 Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award for their outstanding commitment to environmental community outreach.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 1 of 3)

    Oct 2, 2012

    The silence of a frigid February afternoon was broken by an ominous warning. "Fire in the hole, fire in the hole, fire in the hole," the warning echoed across a sub-freezing landscape draped in ice and snow. Seconds later an explosive ordnance technician from 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, detonated several thermite grenades that destroyed over 500 lbs. of homemade explosive.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 2 of 3)

    Oct 2, 2012

    Becoming an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician is no easy matter. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal course involves attending a 10-week pre-course held at Fort Lee, Va., followed by another 8 months of training at the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., but that's only if you go straight through. The attrition rate for aspiring EOD techs is high; a lot of students are held back and have to repeat some of the schooling, even then, not everyone makes it.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 3 of 3)

    Oct 2, 2012

    Approach an IED. Just the thought of doing as much is enough to send shivers down even the bravest soldier's spine, but sometimes that is just what the soldiers of 787 EOD have to do.

  • Electric + Gas = Tooele Army Depot, Chevy Volt

    Oct 2, 2012

    As more electric vehicles are becoming a common sight on some military bases as the Department of Defense adds road-capable electric cars such as the Chevy Volt to their fleet, Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) was selected to receive one of the first energy efficient electric cars within the Army Materiel Command (AMC).

  • Curbing base camps' appetites for fuel, water

    Oct 1, 2012

    A 450-person Force Provider base camp was established at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to demonstrate energy- and water-saving technologies.

  • Even at 100, Arsenal pride has not been forgotten

    Oct 1, 2012

    Many people might believe that having supported our nation's uniformed men and women continuously since the War of 1812 is a pretty significant event, but that statistic may pale in comparison to the fact that two former Arsenal employees will soon turn or have recently turned 100-years-old.

  • AMC provides for troops, employees and beyond

    Oct 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Supporting two wars, contingency operations and relocating nearly 11,000 employees was the 'norm' for employees in the U.S. Army Materiel Command during the 2000s.

  • A personal perspective on supporting war

    Oct 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARESNAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command during the 2000s was known for its efforts in supporting two wars, contingency operations and relocating nearly 11,000 employees. Rudy Chavez, a specialist with nearly 25 years of AMC experience, currently assigned to the AMC Current Operations and Plans Division shares his perspective on the successes of AMC during a time of transition.

  • Army Sustainment Command gains new mission, becomes logistics center of gravity

    Oct 1, 2012

  • Sustainers use 'interrogator' to track cargo at Afghanistan-Uzbekistan border

    Sep 28, 2012

    At the Uzbekistan-Afghanistan border, the 276th Transportation Detachment (Automated Cargo Documentation) uses a radio-frequency identification interrogator system to track cargo within the northern Afghanistan area.

  • 401st supports Task Force White Eagle

    Sep 27, 2012

    Coalition support is a priority for the 401st Army Field Support Brigade. The brigade continued its support for Coalition forces with an issue of several Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles to Task Force White Eagle Sept. 12.

  • Mason awarded Army Commendation Medal

    Sep 27, 2012

    Master Sgt. Mozella M. Mason , AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade support operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge was awarded an Army Commendation Medal by Lt. Col. Peter J. Koch, battalion commander, during a ceremony at battalion headquarters Sept. 24.

  • Petroleum supply specialist course trains students to put down fires

    Sep 27, 2012

    Pfc. Emily Bell said she never understood the true power of fire until she recently found herself standing before dancing flames burning at temperatures of 2,500 degrees and shooting to heights in excess of 15 feet.

  • AMC responds to Hurricane Andrew devastation

    Sep 27, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- 'When we were needed, we were there' is the motto that led the U.S. Army Materiel Command in the 1990s. It began with support to Operation Just Cause in early 1990, and continued with Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm and extensive humanitarian efforts in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.

  • Anniston Army Depot trains for disaster

    Sep 27, 2012

    Though the calendar read Sept. 20, Anniston Army Depot's Emergency Operations Center was caught in a time warp, propelled forward two weeks to the installation's upcoming Community Appreciation Day. Employees monitored radios and weather conditions, ensuring the safety of the depot workforce and their family members who were participating in the games and festivities about a mile away. As news of a simulated explosion reached the group, they reacted -- each using their training to respond to the crisis -- answering phone calls from concerned citizens, arranging for assistance from outside sources, communicating with those who needed to evacuate the area and helping those injured in the blast or by the ensuing chemical cloud. Thankfully, the explosion was part of an exercise aimed at testing the depot's emergency services, fire and law enforcement, safety, antiterrorism and emergency management procedures.

  • GAP approved for Anniston Army Depot

    Sep 27, 2012

    For almost two years, Anniston,Army,Depot has experienced financial challenges,,which,have kept the installation from reaching or exceeding its net operating goals.

  • Phillips visits Anniston Army Depot, tenant organizations

    Sep 27, 2012

    Lt. Gen. William Phillips, Military Deputy/Director, Army Acquisition Corps, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) visited Anniston Army Depot Sept. 13.

  • ASC officer receives prestigious LATINA award

    Sep 27, 2012

    An Army Sustainment Command officer is a recipient of this year's LATINA Style Meritorious Service Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., for contributions to her nation and community.

  • Transporter receives highest Transportation Corps honor

    Sep 26, 2012

    "Whoever shall behold the image of Saint Christopher shall not faint or fall on that day," states the Legend of Saint Christopher from the U.S. Army Transportation Corps' induction ceremony narrative. The legend goes on to say that depictions of Saint Christopher were shown opposite the entrances to churches so passers-by could look upon them 'and be fortified.' Those words are spoken when the Transportation Corps bestows upon one of its own something given only to the best in the transportation community -- induction into the Military Order of Saint Christopher.

  • All FOBs are not the same

    Sep 25, 2012

    When you ask soldiers about their deployment experience, you might hear about them going down to the PX at Kandahar Airfield or about how they were in the middle of nowhere using water bottles for brushing their teeth, shaving, or using baby wipes for a shower.

  • APS-3 Army strategic flotilla rebuild complete, meets 2020 strategy

    Sep 25, 2012

    The rebuild of the Army Prepositioned Stocks Afloat (APS-3) Army Strategic Flotilla (ASF) is now complete. The United States Naval Ship Watson was uploaded from Sept. 10-19 at Wharf Alpha, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and set sail Sept. 22. This means from this point on, the six Large-Medium Speed Roll-on Roll-off (LMSR) ships, will be on-station, returning periodically for their maintenance cycles every 30 to 36 months.

  • Odierno visits Soldiers in southern Afghanistan

    Sep 24, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited the Regional Command (South) area of operations in Afghanistan, including Forward Operating Base Zangabad, near the horn of Panjwai, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • NS-E mission at Sierra Army Depot draws FORSCOM G-4 attention

    Sep 24, 2012

    Maj. Gen. John O'Connor visits Sierra Army Depot to better understand Non Standard-Equipment processing returning from Afghanistan.

  • Westphal: National Guard key component in Army transformation

    Sep 24, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Gen. John Vessey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured Camp Ripley, Minn., Sept. 22, 2012. The visit was the first for Westphal and gave him time to meet Soldiers and receive a background of the Minnesota National Guard.

  • 316th Manas Team Beats Deadline

    Sep 23, 2012

    The number of U.S. Troops in the Afghanistan now stands at 68,000, Secretary of State Leon E. Panetta told reporters. The troop count is down from the peak of 101,000 U.S. forces last year and marks the end of a critical phase in President Barack Obama's war strategy.

  • Petroleum, water unit fades into history

    Sep 21, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 20, 2012) -- The 49th Quartermaster Group, once the active Army's only petroleum and water unit, quietly faded into the annals of history during an inactivation ceremony Friday at Seay Field.

  • Army seeks Soldier input with Army Service Uniform survey

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III is encouraging all active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to take the Army Service Uniform survey to help inform the Army's decisions regarding future uniforms and equipment.

  • Bailey assumes role as battalion's senior NCO at BAF

    Sep 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. Dannette D. Bailey assumes responsibility as Army Field Support Battalion-Bagram's senior enlisted Soldier from Sgt. Maj. Donald R. Robertson during a change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 15 at battalion headquarters.

  • USARAF coordinates transportation training in Burkina Faso

    Sep 20, 2012

    Recently, U.S. Army and Air Force trainers worked with 27 Burkina Faso Armed Forces personnel during a second phase of unit movement training.

  • Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

    Sep 18, 2012

    In two days the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training.

  • 3/399th Logistics Support Battalion dominate Lanes Training Competition

    Sep 18, 2012

    Three Army Reserve Soldiers from the 3/399th Logistics Support Battalion placed first, second and third during the Truck Rodeo portion of the 800th Logistics Support Brigade's Lanes Training Exercise at Fort Knox, Ky., Sept. 14-15, 2012.

  • JSC-A briefs Third Army/ARCENT commander on redeployment operations

    Sep 18, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, met with Joint Sustainment Command Afghanistan Soldiers on September 17, 2012 at Kandahar Airfield.

  • Deploying Soldiers test new female body armor prototype

    Sep 18, 2012

    Female Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan are getting a chance to weigh in on the latest innovation in personal protective equipment: body armor designed specifically to fit them.

  • Mission Command in Garrison - 'train as you fight'

    Sep 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Forces Command is setting up their tactical Mission Command computer systems on home station networks to ensure Solders' mission command skills remain sharp.

  • Active Army's only petroleum and water group brings end to storied past

    Sep 17, 2012

    For those who've lived and worked at Fort Lee,Va., over the past decade or so, the images were commonplace and unmistakable.

  • Army gears up for next Network Integration Evaluation

    Sep 17, 2012

    As preparations for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 kick into high gear, Soldiers, engineers, combat developers and test officials have joined forces at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to provide full-time support to what will be the fourth iteration in a series of semi-annual field exercises designed to further integrate and mature the Army's tactical network, and accelerate the way network technologies are delivered to Soldiers through integrated "capability sets" of communications gear.

  • 'Where's the beef?' -- DoD finds answers in osmotic dehydration process

    Sep 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate is now partnering with a commercial vendor in Cayce, S.C., to develop a meat product that uses an innovative dehydrating process.

  • AMC commander visits USASAC

    Sep 17, 2012

    U.S. Army Materiel Command's Commanding General, Gen. Dennis L. Via, made his first official visit to the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command Sept. 17 since taking command in August, and saw AMC's vision as a "Globally Networked Logistics Enterprise," already in place at USASAC.

  • Brig. Gen. Gamble visits Joint Base Charleston

    Sep 17, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Duane Gamble, Army Sustainment Command deputy commanding general, along with Brig. Gen. Edward Dorman III, director of Logistics Operations, Readiness, Force Integration and Strategy, Headquarters, Department of the Army, listen to a briefing Sept. 13 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic in Charleston, S.C.

  • From immigrant to Watervliet's Face of Strength, a 50-year journey

    Sep 14, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- For nearly 200 years, most Arsenal employees began their careers here and ended them here. Given the unique and specialized skills required of the Arsenal's workforce, few have sought the opportunity to venture off to work at some other Army arsenal or depot, nor may the Arsenal leadership have wanted them to. Some might have thought that being able to raise families at one location was a blessing, while others might have wondered what life would have been like if they had worked at some other installation. There is one current employee, however, who is living the life of both extremes and has been for more than 50 years.

  • OEF Property Accountability for Off-Ramp Units: Command Emphasis and Early Planning

    Sep 14, 2012

    Executing a smooth responsible off-ramp and redeployment operation takes an enormous concerted effort with forged partnerships among a supported task force, the sustainment brigade, the regional Army Field Support Battalion, and U.S. Army Materiel Command's Life Cycle Management Commands.

  • Tobyhanna installs leak detection system, receives federal award

    Sep 13, 2012

    Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., has employed a high-tech solution to an age old problem -- leaky pipes -- which exceeded expectations and earned the installation the 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Award (Project Category).

  • Hammack observes Ansbach's lean, green conservation machine

    Sep 13, 2012

    Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Ansbach, Germany, Sept. 12-13, 2012, to see energy-saving measures at work. Ansbach is the command headquarters for the Army garrisons Ansbach, Bamberg and Schweinfurt, informally known as the Franconian Military Community.

  • Army garrison launches renewable energy project

    Sep 13, 2012

    Energy from new photovoltaic panels atop warehouses at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Germany, will soon provide enough energy for 500 homes and save roughly $50,000 annually.

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