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  • Sustainer building guitar for veterans

    Nov 9, 2010

    For the past 19 years, Capt. Chad Ryg of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has considered playing the guitar to be one of his favorite pastimes. Ryg, a Billings, Mont., native and 3d ESC maintenance officer, began playing the guitar in high school and found it to be fun and as he said jokingly, "a cool way to pick up girls at the time." But what Ryg didn't know was that what he considered fun, could also be therapeutic to others.

  • Resolute Warriors welcome new command team

    Nov 3, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA.(Nov. 2, 2010) - The 7th Sustainment Brigade conducted a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony Tuesday morning at 3rd Port, welcoming on board Col. Lawrence A. Kominiak as the new brigade commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Escalona as the new brigade command sergeant major.

  • Sustainers Participate In Pierce Elementary Fall Festival

    Nov 2, 2010

    Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered at Pierce Elementary School's Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 29th.

  • November message from Director of Army Safety

    Nov 2, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, Director of Army Safety, provides safety information for November and urges extra vigilance for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

  • Waterborne Soldiers get moving for breast cancer awareness

    Nov 1, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA. (Oct. 22, 2010) - Did you know breast cancer will strike approximately one in eight women, a startling statistic according to data provided by the National Cancer Institute. Waterborne Soldiers assigned to the 10th Transportation Battalion in conjunction with Beyond Boobs, a Virginia based non-profit organization, held a 'Run for a Cure' October 22. Soldiers, family members, and survivors taking part in the event showed their support by wearing pink, the color long associated with the breast cancer.

  • Mortuary affairs Soldiers prepare fallen for the trip home

    Oct 26, 2010

    The arrival of a fallen servicemember is marked by the lowering of the national colors to half mast; it is a reminder to all who bear witness, of the sacrifice made by those who chose to serve the nation above all else. Somewhat behind the scenes, a dedicated group of Soldiers have already begun the important process to send these heroes home.

  • Heavy transporters enjoy organization day at the lake

    Oct 19, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2010) - Transporters from the 233rd Trans Co spent a beautiful Thursday afternoon at Elizabethtown, Kentucky's Freeman Lake Park participating in the unit's Organization Day Oct. 7.

  • Sustainers judge drill meet

    Oct 15, 2010

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), 233rd Transportation Company and 19th Engineer Battalion volunteered to judge the 5th Annual Eagle Battalion Drill Meet at North Bullitt High in Shepherdsville, Ky. on Oct. 9.

  • Sustainment Command welcomes new Non-commissioned Officers

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2010) - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted an Non-commissioned Officer Induction Ceremony on Sept. 30 in Abrams Auditorium at Fort Knox's Patton Museum.

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • 'Resolute' Warriors demonstrate water-borne capability in Japan

    Oct 4, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Sept. 13, 2010) - Soldiers from the 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, participated in the Pacific Reach 2010 exercise Aug. 22 through Sept. 8 in Japan. The 21 'Waterborne' Soldiers began their mission at Yokohama North Dock where they assisted with an inventory of Army Materiel Command vessels. They ensured the watercraft were well-stocked and conducted inspections of the vessels to identify maintenance issues. After tending to some minor repairs, the boats were ready to get under way, explained 2nd Lt. Scott Lechner, 97th Trans. Co. platoon leader and the mission officer in charge for Pacific Reach.

  • Sustainers Honored During Ceremony

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2010) - Sgt. Maj. Duane K. Nunnally, Master Sgt. Michael A. Williams and Master Sgt. Lerissa D. Wilson, officially marked the end of their Army careers during the Fort Knox Retirement Ceremony here Friday, September 24 at the Leaders Club.

  • Resolute brigade announces Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Sept. 30, 2010) - The Resolute Warriors of the 7th Sustainment Brigade conducted their Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year board Sept. 28 at the brigade's conference room. The competition was tough for the four NCOs and three Soldiers appearing before the board but only two could be declared the winner.

  • Chiarelli visits CTSF to determine way ahead, possible mission expansion

    Sep 29, 2010

    Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army Vice Chief of Staff, spent the better part of four hours at the CTSF, touring the facility, and discussing his views of the work the CTSF should be doing, and what it now does under its current mission as defined in a 2007 execution order.

  • Sustainers train at Fort Bragg

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2010) - About 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Fort Bragg, N.C. Sept. 9 to participate in the Joint Forced Entry Exercise which included Army and Air Force units from across the country.

  • Fort Lee Quartermasters hone tactical skills during field exercise

    Sep 21, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 20, 2010) - About two-hundred and eighteen Soldiers from the 49th Quartermaster Group and 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion here participated in a multi-faceted Tactical Operations Center Exercise September 12-17 at Fort A.P. Hill in northeastern Virginia.

  • Waterborne! 10th Transportation Battalion conducts Change of Command ceremony

    Sep 21, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA. (Sept. 17, 2010)- Waterborne Soldiers pulled out all the stops during a Sept. 17 early morning Change of Command ceremony held at Fort Eustis' 3rd Port welcoming on board Lt. Col. Kenneth K. Williams as the 10th Transportation Battalion's new commanding officer and bidding a fond farewell to outgoing commander, Lt. Col. William T. Draper.

  • Transportation School at Fort Lee prepares for first students

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 17, 2010) - When the Transportation School conducts its first classes here next month, it will not only mark the beginning of a new era of training at Fort Lee but also represents one of the final steps of an ambitious plan to converge the Army's sustainment support community under a single "center of excellence."

  • Sustainment Center of Excellence gets new commander

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 9, 2010) - Less than three months after the Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence guidon was handed over to Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, it was passed once again to Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge Sept. 9 at Williams Stadium.

  • 396th Harbormaster Detachment Soldiers return home from Kuwait

    Sep 16, 2010

    Approximately 20 Soldiers from the 396th Harbormaster Detachment, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade stand before their fellow 'Over the Shore' Soldiers, family and friends during a late-night welcome-home ceremony Sept. 10 at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story.

  • Family Life Chaplain Promotes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 14, 2010

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has taken an active approach to preventing suicides by employing a Family life chaplain, a feat no other unit on Fort Knox can claim. Trained to respond effectively to co-workers, colleagues, neighbors and Family members who are suffering and may be at the risk of suicide, the 3d ESC's Family life chaplain is an important component in the Army's promotion of September as Suicide Prevent Month.

  • 3d ESC Commanding General's Patriot Day Message

    Sep 9, 2010

    September 11, 2001 - 8:46 AM. Where were you' Most amongst the command can remember where they were. What they were doing. That day will always be personally etched in our memory as one of loss, tragedy, and sacrifice. Since that day in history, Americans have waged a war against terror.

  • Forces Command Command Sgt. Maj. visits Sustainers

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2010) - The U.S. Army Forces Command Command Sgt. Maj., Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, spoke to a packed Abrams Auditorium in Fort Knox's Patton Museum on September 1. The Soldiers whom Riling addressed were non-commissioned officers from the growing FORSCOM contingent on Fort Knox and included members of the 233rd Transportation Co., 19th Engineer Bn. and 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Headquarters, the unit that is responsible for most of the Soldiers who attended the event.

  • Recruiting links

    Sep 7, 2010

  • Sharing words of wisdom - Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command, visits Resolute

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Aug. 31, 2010) - Standing room only was the order of the day at the Eustis Club as 7th Sustainment Brigade welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command, command sergeant major, into their home Aug. 31 as part of a meet and mentor-themed tour geared toward introducing himself to all of FORSCOMs 587,000 active duty Soldiers.

  • Sustainers test readiness with tactical operations exercise

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky (Aug. 30, 2010) - Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a Tactical Operations Center Exercise on Fort Knox 23-26 Aug. The purpose of the TOCEX was to test the 3d ESC's readiness for a short-notice deployment, like the one the unit dealt with when it went to Haiti earlier this year.

  • 'Resolute' Warriors donate relief supplies to hospice in Africa

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA. (Sep. 1, 2010) - Soldiers give a great deal of themselves every single day. High operational tempo, deployments overseas, and a rigorous training schedule demand much of a Soldier's time and energy. In spite of these demands Soldiers still want to do more, more for their country and for the world.

  • Women's Equality Day celebrated by Sustainers

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2010) - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted Fort Knox's Women's Equality Day Celebration on Aug. 27, at the Patton Museum's Abrams Auditorium.

  • Akin speaks at Vine Grove's Vietnam Veterans ceremony

    Aug 30, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (August 30, 2010) Aca,!" Brig. Gen. Robin B. Akin, the commanding general of Fort KnoxAca,!a,,cs 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), spoke at the Aca,!A"Welcome Home Vietnam VeteransAca,!A? ceremony at Optimist Park in Vine Grove, Ky., on Aug. 26.

  • 'Resolute' couple gets insane about fitness

    Aug 30, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Aug 27, 2010) - Physical training is an integral part of military life. Soldiers focus on maintaining and improving their physical ability by way of rigorous training in spite of a demanding work schedule. For Staff Sergeants Justen and Zettion Branham the quest for improved physical fitness has reached a new level.

  • Resolute signal Soldiers build communications from the ground up

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT HOOD, TEXAS (Aug. 23, 2010) - The construction of a brigade headquarters requires the expertise of Soldiers with a multitude of skills. Mechanics maintain the generators and vehicles, force protection crews ensure security measures are taken and all Soldiers aid in raising a mobile Tactical Operations Center. A TOC is not complete, however, until it has the ability to communicate with other units around the world.

  • Sustainers graduate from battle staff training

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Eleven members of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) graduated from the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course Friday, Aug. 13 during a ceremony here at Skidgel Hall.

  • Forty-Niners Share War-Time Experiences

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 19, 2010) - Many of the 206 members of the 267th Quartermaster Company, 240th QM Battalion, who deployed to Afghanistan in June 2009 are now trickling in from block leave. The 49th QM Group element deployed at a time when the United States began to ramp up its numbers in the mountainous country while decreasing them in nearby Iraq. Their job, not their doctrinal mission, was to provide convoy security, a dangerous undertaking for any unit - combat arms or otherwise. Their experiences driving armored vehicles from Bagram Airfield to outlying areas yielded everything from personal growth to unit cohesion and a million things in between. The Fort Lee Traveller recently spoke to five Soldiers about their time "downrange." Staff Sgt. Craig Pinckney

  • Sustainers, Transporters render funeral honors

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2010) - Members of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 233rd Transportation Company recently provided funeral honors in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and a portion of West Virginia. The Soldier's participation from July 26 - August 9 provided dignified military funeral honors to departed Veterans.

  • Sustainers look forward to life after 3d ESC

    Aug 11, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2010) - Sergeants First Class Edward L. Hood and Michael S. Jordan of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were two of thirteen Soldiers to officially retire during the United States Army Human Resource Center of Excellence and Fort Knox Retirement Ceremony at the Fort Knox Leaders Club Friday, July 30.

  • Sustainers promote summer safety

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2010) - Well it's that time of the year again. Time for the grill sergeants to show off their barbecue skills. Time for the kids to enjoy their summer break by the pool or beachside. Time for the avid motorcyclist to break out their cruisers and sport bikes. Unfortunately, summer is also the time for an influx of accidents, whether it be military - related or in the civilian sector.

  • Resolute leadership meets for commander's off-site

    Aug 4, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (July 29, 2010) - Countless field manuals and Army regulations tell Soldiers that their primary mission while stateside is to train. From the lowest ranks to the highest levels, troops take time from their high operational tempo to learn the skills needed to remain an effective fighting force. Changing times often require command teams to develop new tactics to keep their Soldiers safe and informed.

  • Total Army Analysis Guide to Logistics SRCs (AKO Login Required)

    Aug 3, 2010

  • Niner Officers and NCOs challenged with obstacles of a different kind

    Aug 2, 2010

    FORT LEE, VA (July 29, 2010)- Self-assessments sometimes come at a cost. In this case, noncommissioned officers and officers of the 49th Quartermaster Group ran, climbed, crawled and sweated their way to physical exhaustion during run-throughs of the Fort Pickett obstacle course July 22. The event wasn't deemed a competition, said the senior NCO present, but one in which all the merits of team-building were stressed.

  • Army deploys innovative battery-recharging kit

    Aug 2, 2010

    The Army has begun deploying battery-recharging kits that run on renewable energy to Afghanistan. The Rucksack Enhanced Portable Power System, or REPPS, combines solar panels, connectors and adaptors for increased charging options.

  • Keel laid for first Joint High Speed Vessel

    Jul 28, 2010

    The Department of Defense's Joint High Speed Vessel, commonly hailed as the future workhorse of the Army and Navy, is moving full steam ahead. In a ceremony attended by many, the Army and Navy authenticated the keel for the future U.S. Army Vessel Spearhead at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., a major milestone symbolically recognizing the beginning of ship construction.

  • First Person: Reopening the port at Port-au-Prince

    Jul 28, 2010

    In the immediate wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake in January, Joint Task Force - Port Opening was called upon for its first contingency response mission: opening the port at Port-au-Prince. This is a first-person account of the mission.

  • Heavy Transporters converge on Fort Knox for training

    Jul 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (July 23, 2010) - Sustainers from the 233rd Transportation Company conducted their first field training exercise in two years here from July 6 to July 14. As the first time since returning from their deployment to Iraq that the transportation unit has been together as a whole company, the exercise improved on the Soldiers' skills and built unit cohesion.

  • Soldiers first: Lee mortuary affairs unit focuses on strengthening tactical skills

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 22, 2010) -- The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reiterated the notion that Soldiers need to be tactically proficient first and foremost.

  • Army Logistics University hosts historic uncasing ceremony

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Lee welcomed its first, fully operational training unit for Army transportation students Friday.

  • Sustainers host human resources conference

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (July 16, 2010) - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) recently hosted its human resources conference July 13-14 at the Fort Knox Leaders Club. The conference served as a method to get the 3d ESC's subordinate human resources personnel together in an open forum to discuss their roles in contingency operations, Army Force Generation management and wartime operations.

  • Family day a big hit with 3d ESC Soldiers, Family members

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (July 14, 2010) - On Friday, July 9, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a Family Day event at Pierce Elementary on Fort Knox. Originally scheduled for Keyes Park near Fort Knox's Patton Museum, the event moved to the school because of thunderstorm threats in the surrounding areas.

  • Information on Vietnam Veteran's Welcome Home 26-29 AUG 2010

    Jul 16, 2010

  • Post Mortuary Affairs Unit Focuses On Strengthening Tactical Skills

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT LEE, VA (July 15, 2010)- The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have reiterated the notion that Soldiers need to be tactically proficient first and foremost. That's why the mortuary affairs Soldiers of the 54th Quartermaster Company receive a heavy dose of combatives training on a weekly basis.

  • Warrior 7 Takes Responsibility of 530th CSSB

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT LEE, VA (July 15, 2010) - The 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion hosted a change of responsibility ceremony Tuesday. Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, 49th Quartermaster Group command sergeant major, handed the noncommissioned officer ceremonial sword over to Command Sgt. Maj. Edward L. Johnson, the incoming 530th CSSB CSM, who goes by the call sign of Warrior 7.

  • SDDC officer honored by Transportation Corps

    Jul 16, 2010

    In six short years, Capt. Jason Wood has worked transportation challenges from the boots-on-the-ground duties of a platoon leader in Iraq to the complex environment at the highest levels of military logistics, picking up a prestigious Transportation Corps award along the way.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, CW4 Walter Jones

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • Sustainment Command leaders gather at Fort Knox

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky - (Jul. 9) Command teams from across the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered at Fort Knox's Harris Hall for a command conference June 29 and 30. The commanders and their senior enlisted advisors came from the 7th Sustainment Brigade at Fort Eustis, Va., the 49th Quartermaster Group at Fort Lee, Va., and the 233rd Transportation Company and 3d ESC headquarters on Fort Knox. This was the first time the command teams from all 3d ESC units gathered at Fort Knox for a commander's conference.

  • Sustainers continue progressive training strategy with STAFFEX

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky - (Jul. 9) The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held its second STAFFEX, or staff exercise, in two months on Fort Knox July 6 - 8. The exercise brought together the officers and non-commissioned officers who lead the 3d ESC's various staff sections for briefings, discussions and working group sessions designed to prepare the unit for future deployments.

  • Army's largest command welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 13, 2010

    Guns fired in salute as the Army's largest command welcomed its 16th Command Sergeant Major during a Change of Responsibility ceremony in front of U.S. Army Forces Command's headquarters, July 12.

  • VA eases claims process for veterans with PTSD

    Jul 13, 2010

    The Veterans Affairs Department will publish a final regulation today intended to ease the claims process and improve access to health care for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Knox heavy transporters welcomed with driver training

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - (June 28) Fourteen Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command's (Expeditionary) 233rd Transportation Company conducted HET (Heavy Equipment Transport) driver training at Farmer Motor Pool from June 7 through June 22. Soldiers trained on various aspects of the 41,000 pound HET - 91,400 pounds with the trailer attached. The course culminated in a written test which evaluated how much students learned during the course and their readiness to become fully licensed operators.

  • Comprehensive Resilience Modules

    Jul 12, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is about Strong Minds and Strong Bodies. One of the CSA's top priorities, CSF is a program to help Soldiers be as strong mentally as they are physically. Part of the program is the Global Assessment Tool (GAT), an online, self-administered survey that measures one's strengths in four areas: emotional, social, family and spiritual. After taking the GAT, users are encouraged to work through online Comprehensive Resilience Modules (CRMs) in areas where enhancement would be desirable. The interactive modules are linked to the user's GAT results and aid the user in self-development and resilience.

  • Vehicle, motorcycle toolbox provides information, requirements, more

    Jul 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center offers a new privately owned vehicle and privately owned motorcycle toolbox to assist Leaders, Soldiers and Civilians in the safe operation of their vehicles and in developing safety programs.

  • Sustainment Symposium

    Jul 3, 2010

    Photos from the Sustainment Symposium held at the Richmond Convention Center.

  • Quartermasters return to FT Lee after year in Afghanistan

    Jun 29, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va - The 267th Quartermaster Company (Petroleum Operating)redeployed from a year-long tour in Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terrorism. While on their final deployment before inactivation, the 267th successfully conducted gun-truck escort operations in Bagram not only with no fatalities, but with seven of its' Soldiers receiving the Combat Action Badge for their efforts. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt 1st Class Lesley Crutchfield)

  • 11th Transportation Battalion change of command

    Jun 29, 2010

    FORT STORY, Va -The 11th Transportation Battalion conducted a change of command ceremony Friday morning at Joint Base Expeditionary Little Creek - Fort Story. A resounding resolute 'welcome aboard' goes out to Lt. Col. John M. Broomhead, commander, 11th Transportation Battalion, and a fond yet bittersweet farewell is bid to Lt. Col. Robert L. Irick, outgoing 'Over the Shore' commander.

  • Dangers of Texting While Driving

    Jun 28, 2010

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Everyone knows that people can get distracted while behind the wheel. Changing CDs, putting on make-up, eating, and many other things can distract us from focusing on the road while we drive.

  • Sustainers reach out to community children

    Jun 22, 2010

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky - Eight Soldiers and Family members from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered at the 15th Annual Children's Fair at Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown on June 12. The 3d ESC volunteers helped set up the fair, helped run the games, popped popcorn and one even volunteered to take a turn in the dunking booth.

  • Sustainers help open Kentucky NASCAR race

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) color guard presented the colors during opening ceremonies of NASCAR's Meijer 300, Nationwide Series race on Saturday, June 12 at the Kentucky Speedway located in Sparta, Ky.

  • Quartermaster School supports nationwide exercise

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va (June 17, 2010) -- It's not often that instructors can take a hiatus away from the teaching platform.

  • First SCoE commander leaves legacy

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 18) -- Under a bright, blue Virginia sky, Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers passed the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command colors to Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross June 11 at Williams Stadium.

  • Resolute Warriors conduct waterborne gunnery

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. - Army watercraft assigned to the 7th Sustainment Brigade conducted a waterborne gunnery June 11-13 in preparation for the annual Joint Logistics Over The Shore exercise taking place all week at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

  • Diplomacy in distribution

    Jun 15, 2010

    Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's missions extend to countries with diverse political systems, each with its own rules and customs. With such a global reach, it is important to keep an eye on the political implications of any action. To this end, SDDC has added a foreign policy advisor from the State Department to its headquarters staff.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest builds teamwork for 233rd Transportation Company

    Jun 15, 2010

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hearts thumping, fingers twitching, beads of sweat rolling down their faces. They are ready for action, waiting for the signal. A loud buzz sounds and they charge forward rolling to the nearest obstacle that will provide adequate concealment. One is too slow. He comes up short and seconds later he is gunned down mercilessly. As the Soldier's labored breathing moves his chest up and down in slow, agonizing bursts you can see where he was hit by the red, blue, purple and yellow splotches. All the colors of the rainbow.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • U.S. Army marine warrant officers learn basic navigation tools

    Jun 10, 2010

    AT SEA - It is 4 a.m., a Logistics Support Vessel is out in the ocean and suddenly a flash thunderstorm erupts. The boat's navigation system has just shut down. What happened' There are still two hours till day break and the navigation system is not rebooting. How does the crew get out of the storm and avoid potential danger'

  • 97th Transportation Company participates in final launch of Atlantis

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - NASA's shuttle Atlantis embarked on its final mission May 14 at 2:20 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center located near Cape Canaveral, Fla. with assistance from 97th Transportation Company, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade.

  • Resolute Warriors return from deployment to Kuwait

    Jun 7, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - 32 Soldiers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade returned to Fort Eustis after serving a 12-month deployment on board U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility vessels 2013 and 2018. The vessels provided in-stream discharge operations and trans-ship cargo operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan. The LCUs also conducted resupply runs to oil derricks located throughout the Persian Gulf.

  • Fort Knox community, Sustainers Honor Memorial Day

    Jun 7, 2010

    RADCLIFF, Ky - Col. Jerrold Reeves, the deputy commander of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), spoke May 31 at the Memorial Day Ceremony co-hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10281 and the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - Central in Radcliff, Ky. Reeves talked about the history of Memorial Day and claimed it as a time for celebration rather than mourning.

  • Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    Jun 7, 2010

    NEW YORK, NY - Sustainers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently sailed into New York City to participate in the annual Fleet Week celebration. This is the second year the LSV-1 participated in Fleet Week showcasing U.S. Army Watercraft. Visitors in excess of 8,240 toured the vessel throughout the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Paintball facility offers relaxation, fun, focus

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 3, 2010) -- In keeping with the ArmyAca,!a,,cs Warrior Adventure Quest Program, Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate has just opened an approximately 37,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art paintball facility that features an urban speed course, inflatable objects and wooden berms.

  • Quartermaster Soldiers get new barracks

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 3, 2010) -- The 49th Quartermaster Group celebrated the opening of new barracks (building 8408) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 25.

  • Petroleum company heads for Afghanistan

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 3, 2010) -- One hundred, fifty-seven members of the 109th Quartermaster Company said goodbye to crowds of Family, friends and fellow Soldiers during a deployment ceremony Tuesday at the Post Field House.

  • Sustainers return to basics with staff exercise

    Jun 1, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a staff exercise, which familiarized the unit's Soldiers on its mission processes on May 24-26 at Fort Knox's Army Reserve Command headquarters. Affected by frequent turnover since the command's return from Iraq in August of 2009, the command held the STAFFEX to ensure new Soldiers get up to speed on the unit's mission, procedures and systems.

  • 3d ESC lends Pierce Elementary a helping hand

    May 26, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Several Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered to assist Pierce Elementary during its Field Day events on May 20-21. The assistance comes as an initiative by the 3d ESC to give back to the Fort Knox communities that supported them during two deployments within the past few months.

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Senior Ordnance Sgt. Maj. visits Sustainers

    May 18, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps regimental command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan Muhammad, spoke to 40 ordnance Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 233rd Transportation Company at 3d ESC headquarters on May 11. Muhammad talked to the group about career progression, education and the skills needed to be a good ordnance Soldier.

  • 49th Group Soldier Honored as the 2009 Army API Tactical Petroleum Soldier

    May 17, 2010

    The 2009 API Award for Tactical Petroleum Soldier was awarded to SFC Alexander Haynes Sr. of the 49th Quartermaster Group, Fort Lee, Va. SFC Haynes recently deployed with the 3rd Detachment, 49th Group in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (Jan 2009-Jan 2010).

  • Military leaders stress need to share information

    May 17, 2010

    As U.S. forces increasingly work as part of multinational coalitions, they are part of a cultural shift toward more information sharing and working more closely with allied troops.

  • The Army Training Concept

    May 15, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Training Concept (ATC) is a new Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) concept capability plan for the future 2012-2020 Modular Force. The ATC describes the training requirements and capabilities for the Army to generate and sustain trained units that can successfully conduct full-spectrum operations (FSO) across the spectrum of conflict in an uncertain joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational (JIIM) environment over an extended period. Separate from and complementary to the Army Leader Development Strategy (ALDS), it informs the development of the Army Training Strategy, and exploits the synergy across the training domains to achieve Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) objectives.

  • Sustainers participate in Motorcycle Safety Day

    May 10, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Several Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in the post's fifth annual Motorcycle Safety Day on Tuesday, May 4. The day's events began with briefing from Radcliff Police Officer Bryce Shumate, motorcycle racer and editor of Road Racing World Magazine John Ulrich and Ohlins USA Road Racing Manager, Mike Fitzgerald.

  • Sustainers honored during retirement ceremony

    May 5, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Chief Warrant Officer Albert L. Rhone and Sgt. Major Gregory Hartl, officially marked the end of their Army careers during a retirement ceremony here in the Leaders Club on Friday, April 30. Hosted by Col. David Hubner, commander of the 1st Brigade, U.S. Army Cadet Command, the ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of the retiring Soldiers' time in service.

  • 3d ESC Commander Dons First Star

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Col. Robin B. Akin, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony held at Texas A&M University on Friday, April 16. Akin, the 3d ESC commander since Aug. 21, 2009, was pinned during a month and at a location which holds a special significance within her heart and Family.

  • Sustainers recognized for Haiti service

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were recognized for their service in Haiti during a ceremony held here on Thursday, April 22 at the Patton Museum. During the ceremony, the Sustainers were honored for their successful deployment to Haiti in response to the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated much of the island nation.

  • Leonard announced as next commanding general of SDDC

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Office of the Army Chief of Staff announced today Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard will be assigned as commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at a date soon to be determined.

  • Sustainers share Haiti experiences with North Bullitt High JROTC

    Apr 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Ten Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) shared their deployment experiences with cadets from North Bullitt High School's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps during a community outreach event held Thursday, April 15.

  • Army G-4 unveils tribute to logisticians

    Apr 19, 2010

    The G-4 unveiled "Army Logistics Around the World" at the Pentagon April 16 to recognize the 300,000 logisticians who support more than 1.1 million Soldiers in 80 countries.

  • Army Unveils New Logistics Display to Pentagon Staff and Visitors

    Apr 19, 2010

    The Pentagon got a new look Friday morning. "Army Logistics Around the World," the Pentagon's newest exhibit, was revealed to an audience of more than 100 people. Using digital images, videos, and captions, the exhibit shows Pentagon employees and tourists the crucial tasks completed everyday by more than 300,000 Army Logisticians all over the world.

  • Quartermaster company makes history

    Mar 25, 2010

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - A Fort Lee unit has made history as the first petroleum pipeline terminal operating company serving in Operation Enduring Freedom to transform into a gun truck company.

  • Sustainers return from Haiti

    Mar 17, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) returned from Haiti during a ceremony held here on Mar. 9, at Sadowski Field House. The ceremony marked the official return for the 3d ESC soldiers from the devastated nation where they formed Joint Logistics Command-Haiti in support of relief efforts stemming from a Jan. 12 earthquake.

  • Deployed Sustainers re-enlist in Haiti

    Mar 1, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Joint Logistics Command - Haiti Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Unified Response gathered on U.S. Army vessel LSV 1 to re-enlist Feb. 27. Nineteen Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3rd Sustainment Command, Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade, and Fort Lewis's 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion raised their right hands and recited the oath of enlistment with Col.(Promotable) Robin Akin, the 3d Sustainment Command's commanding general who presided over the event.

  • Sustainers improve morale and services for troops in Haiti

    Feb 23, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Servicemembers throughout Haiti have seen improved morale as a result of several quality of life improvements thanks to 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers and the rest of the team within Joint Logistics Command - Haiti. hile support to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief continues, U.S. forces are now eating food other than MREs, receiving mail, and sending their dirty clothes out for laundry service.

  • Army watercraft assists Colombian Red Cross with delivery of humanitarian aid

    Feb 22, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Humanitarian assistance in the form of food, water, mattresses and tents have poured into Haiti from countries around the world in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the southern region of this small Caribbean nation.

  • Progress at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport

    Feb 20, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI - Commercial airline traffic is increasing at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in Port Au Prince. Feb. 19 marked the return of commercial airline passenger service for the first time since the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake which struck Haiti. Between military, commercial, and passenger airline service the airport handles about 75 flights per day.


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