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  • Creme, stock and two smoking salmon

    Feb 12, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (February 12, 2010) - Attracting more than 200 competitors and featuring over 500 judged events, the 35th Culinary Arts Competition is shaping up to be one of the most thrilling shows ever at Fort Lee. The competition, which features individual and team challenges in a variety of categories, brings together military members from all branches of the Armed Forces in this spatula to spatula competition. One of the most highly sought after award is the Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

  • Team Lee Steps Up to Help Earthquake Victims

    Feb 12, 2010

    Fort Lee community members aren't leaving the humanitarian relief to the Soldiers recently deployed to help support Joint Task Force-Haiti.

  • Fort Lee Quartermasters Deploy More Soldiers to Haiti

    Feb 12, 2010

    A second wave of Fort Lee Soldiers made their final preparations for deployment to Haiti as a potentially record breaking snowstorm plagued much of the east coast.

  • Sustainers take a break for Super Sunday

    Feb 11, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) living in tents next to Haiti's international airport joined Servicemembers across Haiti, and the rest of the world, in watching the Super Bowl live on February 7.

  • 3rd ESC On Facebook!

    Feb 11, 2010

  • Logistics Soldiers provide unique capability in Haiti

    Feb 11, 2010

    As part of the first wave of Soldiers to hit the ground in Haiti, some 900 from the 7th Sustaiment Brigade are providing unique, yet critical logistical support.

  • A different kind of mission

    Feb 8, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has deployed before, but never like this. The 3d ESC completed a 15-month deployment to Iraq in August 2009. Now, the unit is in Haiti. The command's Soldiers didn't expect to be deployed again so soon, but Haiti's January 12th earthquake changed all that.

  • Haiti's main seaport making progress

    Feb 7, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's main seaport is improving capacity and capability daily as a result of teamwork and leadership from logistics experts from across the world. A partnership bewtween the US Military, USAID, and international agencies has resulted in a significant improvement to Haiti's main port capacitiy after major damage due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake Jan. 12.

  • Sustainers contribute to World Food Program in Haiti

    Feb 6, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - Col. (P) Robin Akin and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie C. Tennant Sr. visited a World Food Program distribution point Feb. 6 to thank UN forces and talk with Haitians receiving aid at the site. Akin and Tennant form the command team for Joint Logistics Command - Haiti whose mission is to work in partnership with US and international aid agencies to provide logistics support and expertise to the relief effort here.

  • Sustainers hit the ground running in Haiti

    Feb 5, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) landed at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in Port Au Prince Feb. 3, to support relief operations in Haiti.

  • Fort Lee Personnel Push Help to Haiti

    Feb 5, 2010

    Fort Lee has processed more 450 Soldiers for deployment to support Haiti relief efforts

  • Military postal service to begin in Haiti.

    Feb 4, 2010

    U.S. postal inspectors have arrived here to conduct security assessments and help prepare to set up an Army post office, as well as to assist with the restoration of mail service to the earthquake-ravaged country.

  • Haiti News

    Feb 2, 2010

    News from the 3rd ESC and JTF Haiti

  • Additional Fort Knox Sustainers deploy to Haiti in support of relief operations

    Jan 29, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - An additional 40 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Haiti Wednesday, Jan. 27, in support of relief operations in Haiti. The Soldiers will join 3d ESC members already on ground to form the Joint Logistics Task Force - Haiti, led by 3d ESC commander, Col. (P) Robin Akin, and to provide logistical expertise to the relief effort. This group of Soldiers will bring the total number of 3d ESC Soldiers on ground to approximately 60.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers take "Fast Ship" to Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Soldiers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Haiti via the Superferry "Huakai" from Fort Eustis, Va. The 7th Sustainment Brigade is in Haiti conducting port operations to aid in the military's relief effort - bringing desperately needed food and medical supplies to those in need.

  • Kentucky Air Guard supports deploying Fort Knox Soldiers

    Jan 28, 2010

    KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron processed more than 90 tons of cargo and about 40 U.S. Army Soldiers here tonight for deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as part of the U.S. military's response to the Jan. 12 earthquake.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides support to humanitarian assistance operations in Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is participating in humanitarian assistance relief operations in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response.

  • 3rd ESC to deploy, provide logistics expertise in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will deploy to Haiti in support of relief efforts stemming from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the country on Jan. 12. The command will form the nucleus of Joint Logistics Task Force - Haiti and deploy by air to provide its logistics expertise to the relief effort in Haiti.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers set-sail for Haitian relief

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Sustainers from Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade recently set-sail for a deployment to Haiti in support of Joint Task Force - Haiti. The unique capability of the Army's watercraft will increase logistical capabilites for the JTF commander.

  • Soldiers deploy by sea to assist in Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    Three Landing Craft Utility vessels from the 97th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade have been diverted from a training mission off the coast of Florida to Haiti to support the relief effort.

  • Sustainers deploy in support of Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Between Jan. 15-17, liaison teams from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Haiti, Fort Bragg and U.S. Southern Command in support of relief efforts stemming from the devastation caused by an earthquake on Jan. 12

  • 49th Group Cites Seamless Transfer to 3rd ESC

    Jan 13, 2010

    Fort Lee's Forces Command Unit Changes Leadership from 101st Airborne to 3rd ESC On Nov. 16, 2009, the 49th Quartermaster Group performed a transfer of authority from the 101st Airborne to the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps

    Jan 12, 2010

  • 233rd Trans. Co. transports vehicles to improve ranges, gain experience

    Jan 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Recently, Fort Knox's 233rd Transportation Company supported the installation's range control with the movement of nearly 30 tanks from the Ground Maintenance Division to several ranges on post, Jan. 5-8.

  • AMC takes lead in task force aimed at Army Reset effort

    Dec 21, 2009

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - How do you carefully and expertly repair and return the tools of war' You assemble your best personnel; plan profusely and ultimately Reset America's Army.

  • Sustainers hold Commander's Conference at Fort Eustis, Va.

    Dec 18, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Recently, leaders from across the 3rd ESC gathered at Fort Eustis, Va for the first ever ESC Commander's Conference. The conference was designed to improve coordination between the geographically separated units of the ESC and discuss topics such as ARFORGEN, training management, and upcoming deployments.

  • Soldiers bring camouflage Christmas to Sunrise Children's Home

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Holidays bring to mind a number of visuals: lights strewn across the Christmas tree, landscapes covered in white and mistletoe hanging from doorways. For 32 children from the Sunrise Children's Home and Crossroads Boy's Home, part of their Christmas came early Wednesday with the sight of camouflage patterns worn by Soldiers from Fort Knox.

  • FORSCOM Deputy Commander visits 3d ESC, talks ARFORGEN

    Dec 17, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Lieutenant General Joseph F. Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, visited the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Tuesday Dec. 15 to receive briefings on the command's reset status since returning to Fort Knox from service in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

    Dec 15, 2009

    Celebrate the holidays with safety in mind

  • ESC Commander's Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2009

    FORT KNOX, KY - On behalf of the entire 3d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, I want to take this opportunity to wish you the warmest of Holiday greetings. Thank you for the tremendous job you are doing to take care of Soldiers and execute the mission. The over eight thousand Soldiers of the ESC are on point daily ensuring the warfighter has everything they need to accomplish the mission.

  • Sustainers attend FEMA training

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Recently, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) had Soldiers participate in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Incident Command System - 400 training held at Fort Knox.

  • Sustainers participate in annual "Holiday Salute"

    Dec 11, 2009

    Recently, 7th Sustainment Brigade hosted military reporter Mike Gooding, WVEC, as he filmed and interviewed Soldiers with the 567th ICTC (Inland Cargo Transfer Company) as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan in February. The coverage included stand-up interviews in the company area (outside) and B-roll footage in the Battalion Motor Pool of battle-drill exercises with HUMVEES.

  • Senior Sustainment Warrant Officer hangs up boots after 27 years of service

    Dec 11, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -Chief Warrant Officer Paul J. Aaron, the senior automotive maintenance technician for support operations in the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), retired after more than 27 years in service during the United States Army Armor Center and Fort Knox Retirement Ceremony Nov. 30 at the Fort Knox Leader's Club.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade sends holiday cheer downrange

    Dec 2, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Command Sgt. Maj. Cedric Thomas of the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently read a Christmas story on video for Soldiers stationed throughout Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. Along with the video, the USO is sending approximately 1,000 personalized Christmas stockings and a number of care packages to the troops.

  • Driver course prepares troops for new M-ATV

    Dec 1, 2009

    As U.S. focus shifts to Afghanistan, instructors preparing troops for the eventual fielding of the vehicles by conducting driver's training on new vehicles, which are better suited to the Afghan environment, the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected All-Terrain Vehicle

  • Multi-service women work, work out together

    Nov 28, 2009

    Three women from different services have come together to make a difference in the expansion and sustainment of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Naval supply officer Lt. j. g. Monica Rojas with the 30th Naval Construction Regiment, Air Force civil engineer 1st Lt. Rebecca Bucher with the 777th Expeditionary "Prime BEEF" Squadron, and Army logistics Capt. Sarah Comeau with the 45th Sustainment Brigade met each other while deployed here. The three servicemembers have formed a bond, and now work closely in all matters regarding procurement, logistics and construction projects.

  • Sustainers volunteer at Wayside Christian Mission

    Nov 25, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Several 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers volunteered to prepare and serve food Monday, Nov. 23. at the Wayside Christian Mission in Louisville, Ky. as part of a community outreach program for the command. Volunteering at the Wayside Christian Mission was just one of many ways the 3d ESC has sought to give back to a surrounding community that supported them during their 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Senior British Logistician visits 7th Sustainment Brigade

    Nov 24, 2009

    Brigadier Chris Murray, Royal Logistic Corps spent the day with senior leaders of the 7th Sustainment Brigade as part of the British Officer Exchange Program and to attend the presentation of the Bronze Star to fellow British Officer Maj. Dominic Gosling.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade hosts Silver Scimitar

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - The 7th Sustainment Brigade hosted Silver Scimitar from Nov. 16-21 on Fort Eustis. Silver Scimitar is the United States Army's only exercise designed to conjointly train human resources (HR) units from all components slated for imminent deployment; in this case the units will be deploying within the next 90 to 120 days.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Nov 24, 2009

    Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) was established on 1 October 2008, as a Directorate in the Army G-3/5/7. The mission of this program is to develop and institute a holistic fitness program for Soldiers, families, and Army civilians in order to enhance performance and build resilience.

  • 3d ESC working to build resilient Soldiers and Families

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Since returning from a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has implemented many different approaches to ensure its Soldiers get reintegrated with their Families, while remaining mission ready.

  • ESC Commander's Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 24, 2009

    On behalf of the entire 3d Expeditionary Sustainment Command, I want to take this opportunity to wish you the warmest of Thanksgiving holidays.

  • Former NFL player considers Soldiers his third family

    Nov 24, 2009

    No movie has been made of Otis Sistrunk's life, although he has acted in a few, including "Car Wash," a 1976 comedy produced by Universal Pictures.

  • 3d ESC assumes responsibility for 233rd Transportation Company

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 233rd Transportation Company officially became a subordinate unit of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) during a patching ceremony here Monday, November 16.

  • Sustainers speak at Veterans Day celebrations

    Nov 24, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Two members of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) command group reached out to the communities surrounding Fort Knox last Wednesday and honored America's veterans in the process.

  • Our Lineage and Honors

    Nov 13, 2009

    The 3rd ESC has a proud tradition and history of honors. Constituted 14 September 1950 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Logistical Command.

  • Sustainers host Strong Bonds retreat

    Nov 13, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Members of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 233rd Transportation Company attended a Strong Bonds retreat Nov. 6-8 at Louisville's Galt House Hotel & Suites. The Strong Bonds retreat was organized and implemented by the 3d ESC chaplain's office and offered ways to increase individual Soldier and Family readiness and resiliency through relationship education and skills training. The retreats are planned quarterly and give single Soldiers and couples the opportunity to relax while receiving training.

  • CSM Tennant's Veterans Day speech to Bullitt North High School and Middle School

    Nov 13, 2009

    To honor Veterans Day, Command Sergeant Major Tennant spoke to Bullit County High School and Middle School students on 11 November, 2009.

  • Our Mission

    Nov 12, 2009

    Any mission - anywhere...on target-on time....read more about the 3rd Sustainment Command's mission.

  • Our History

    Nov 12, 2009

    The 3d ESC has a proud tradition with participation in conflicts spanning the 20th and 21st Century including Korea, the Cold War, Balkans, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

  • How to contact us

    Nov 12, 2009

    When you need to contact us it is important that you have the right information. The enclosed points of contact will help you get to the right place and person.

  • Welcome to the 3rd ESC!

    Nov 12, 2009

    As newcomers to the 3rd Sustainment Command - we welcome you and your Family to Fort Knox and its local communities.

  • Our Leadership

    Nov 12, 2009

    The highly experienced and dedicated leadership of the 3rd ESC enables the command to provide logistics and distribution management any where, at any time, in any environment, against any adversary.

  • Obama's Pledge: America will fulfill obligations to veterans

    Nov 12, 2009

    America will fulfill its obligation to take care of and value those who have sacrificed for the country, President Barack Obama said at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day.

  • 3d ESC Veterans Day Message

    Nov 10, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd ESC - fellow Sustainers.... Tomorrow, you have a moment to pause and reflect. As one who has answered your Nation's call to duty - I ask you to answer another call. I ask you to honor and thank a Veteran near you whose service is recorded in the history of past conflicts which have defined our Nation's history. It is the least we can do to honor those who've safeguarded our peace and freedom. As you know, our Nation owes a great debt to its Veterans, whose service spans every decade, and continues every day of our country's existence. Through untold courage and sacrifice, America's Veterans have secured the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish here in America.

  • Sustainers honored at retirement ceremony

    Nov 2, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Master Sergeant Gerardo Flores and Sergeant 1st Class Daniel R. Wright of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were two of eight Soldiers to officially hang up their boots during the United States Army Armor Center and Fort Knox Retirement Ceremony here Thursday at the Fort Knox Leaders Club. The ceremony marked the end of successful careers for both Flores and Wright, who served 26 and 22 years respectively.

  • Military will have enough H1N1 vaccine, officials say

    Nov 2, 2009

    As shipments of some 3.7 million doses of H1N1 vaccine ordered by the Defense Department continue to arrive from the manufacturer, more than enough will be available for all military personnel and their beneficiaries.

  • Military Family Appreciation Month: "Honoring the Sacrifices of the Military Family"

    Nov 1, 2009

    What is it' Military Family Appreciation Month is a time to honor the sacrifices of our military families. Army families of Active, Guard, Reserve, veterans, and retirees are giving back in a time of need and sustain and support the Soldiers who defend our Nation. Army Families are Army Strong.

  • Army always seeking improvements to combat uniform

    Oct 30, 2009

    Nothing says pride like a Soldier in uniform. Today's Soldier has much to be proud of in the current Army Combat Uniform, but the Army is always looking for way to make it better and more well-suited to the needs of the Soldier.

  • What to do if you suspect you have the flu

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Health and Wellness Links

    Oct 27, 2009

  • H1N1 INFO (TAMC)

    Oct 27, 2009

  • 3rd ESC Commander Visits Fort Eustis and 7th Sustainment Brigade

    Oct 27, 2009

    FORT EUSTIS, Va, - Col. (promotable) Robin Akin, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commander, recently visited Fort Eustis, Va and 7th Sustainment Brigade. The visit included stops at numerous 7th Sustainment Brigade units, overview briefings on unit missions, and stops at both key unit and port facilities.

  • New Parent Support Program: Making life easier for military parents

    Oct 27, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Play Group is just one of the services offered through USAG Schinnen's New Parent Support Program, serving military families in the Tri-Border region of the Netherlands and Germany.

  • Strong Bonds Program

    Oct 26, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and family member readiness through relationship education and skills training. Strong Bonds includes four subprograms applied across the Army Force Generation model: single-Soldier, couple, family, and deployment. Strong Bonds is conducted in an offsite retreat format in order to maximize the training effect. The retreat or "get away" provides a fun, safe, and secure environment in which to address the impact of relocations, deployments and military lifestyle stressors.

  • Sustainer throws first pitch at Reds Game

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Col. Curt C. Higdon, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) assistant chief of staff, operations, threw out the ceremonial first-pitch for the Cincinnati Reds game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Oct. 3 at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. Higdon's opportunity came in front of 25,000 fans, including family and friends from the Fort Knox community, who celebrated his and his unit's safe return from Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Soldier helps in Cub Scouts' advancement

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Capt. Brian E. Kinsella, a 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldier, visited Cub Scouts Oct. 18 in Achorage, Ky., to assist a group of Webelos from Pack 110 in earning their citizenship badges. Kinsella is one Soldier of many who are taking part the command's effort to get active in the community.

  • 49th Quartermaster Group

    Oct 20, 2009

  • Senior NCOs change responsibility in 3d ESC

    Oct 20, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - 1st Sgt. Jeffery Burnsworth, relinquished responsibility as first sergeant of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Napier during a change of responsibility ceremony here Oct. 13. Command Sgt. Maj. Willie C. Tennant Sr., the senior noncommissioned officer of the 3d ESC, officiated the ceremony.

  • 3d ESC Soldiers participate in Troop Appreciation Dinner

    Oct 19, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in a Troop Appreciation Dinner recently sponsored by the Freedom Alliance at the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Louisville, Ky. The dinner was held in honor of the 3d ESC Soldiers for their service and sacrifice as they return to Fort Knox from Iraq after a 15-month deployment.

  • 3rd ESC Commander quote

    Oct 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Robin B. Akin, Commander, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

  • 3d ESC Soldiers 'Get Motivated'

    Oct 16, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - About 80 Soldiers and Family members from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) attended the "Get Motivated" business seminar held at Louisville's Freedom Hall Tuesday Sept. 29, to learn leadership and self-improvement skills from successful celebrities and top businessmen. 3d ESC senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Willie C. Tennant, explained that his Soldiers participation in the event was important in building resiliency and leadership amongst the ranks upon returning from Iraq.

  • Soldiers keep the Hispanic bond strong

    Oct 16, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -The adjective Hispanic is defined in the Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary as "relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain, Spain and Portugal, or Latin America." Chief Warrant Officer Francisco J. Botero, Staff Sgt. Oscar Nieves Martir and Pvt. 1st Class Nestor Reyes, three Soldiers with the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) insist that being Hispanic is more than a dictionary definition and instills a sense of camaraderie that extends beyond being co-workers in the U.S. Army.

  • 3d ESC Soldiers get back to work, life

    Oct 16, 2009

    Two months after returning from Iraq, Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) have used their reintegration time to reconnect with loved ones, build resiliency and get back to the life that was once familiar to them before deploying.

  • Sustainers conduct historic change of command

    Oct 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), to Col. Robin B. Akin during a change-of-command ceremony here Aug. 21. Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, the commander of 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley officiated the ceremony, which took place only two weeks after the unit returned from Iraq.

  • Our Units

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Fort Knox welcomes 3d ESC Soldiers home in ceremony

    Oct 15, 2009

    More than 200 members of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) returned to Fort Knox Monday, after spending the past 15 months in Iraq. In doing so, the community welcomed the command who made history for being the first general officer headquarters to deploy from Fort Knox.

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Service members mentor local children

    Oct 14, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Joint Base Balad, Iraq, hosted 77 children, ages six through 18, and 21 adults from some of the local communities for its first Iraqi Kids' Day Oct. 10, in the H-6 housing area.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Strong Minds, Strong Bodies

    Oct 1, 2009

    Today, Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh announced the formal beginning of an Army-wide implementation of a $125 million program focused on enhancing the performance and improving the overall strength and resilience of Soldiers, Family members, and Army civilians. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is a holistic fitness program offering mental and physical resilience assessments and training that increase physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strengths.

  • "Fort Knox" strip inspired by post

    Oct 1, 2009

    The story is about a comic strip that's based on the illustrator's real life experiences as an Army brat. He loved living at Fort Knox and loved the winter weather he knew little about as a kid. The strip is named 'Fort Knox' and the characters in the strip are based on Boscacci's real Army family, although his father is now retired from active duty.

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • An EPIC tool makes searching for logistics policy easy

    Sep 10, 2009

    The US Army Logistics Innovation Agency has created the Enterprise Policy and Process Interactive Capability - or EPIC - an electronic policy search tool that has remedied the archaic and cumbersome methods of searching and finding Army logistics policy.

  • 368th Seaport Operation Company Soldier Becomes US Citizen

    Sep 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION ADDER, Iraq - Pfc. Lisandro Lantigua, a cargo specialist with the 368th Seaport Operation Company, from Buena Vista, Calif., became a United States Citizen at a ceremony Aug. 5th at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Soldiers, KBR continue efforts to end water shortage

    Sep 10, 2009

    Q-WEST, Iraq - In the hot summer months, seasonal trends at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq, and the surrounding areas make water a commodity and water conservation a necessity to prevent depletion of the area's water reserves.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • 194th takes charge at JBB

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 194th Engineer Brigade took command from the 555th Eng. Bde. in a transfer of authority ceremony Aug. 29, here at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • 49th MCB conducts officers' professional development conference

    Sep 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -The 49th Transportation Battalion, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), hosted its first officers' professional development conference Aug. 28, at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Army, Iraqi leaders agree to water-sharing policy in Ninawa

    Sep 2, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq -Local Iraqi leaders met with the 16th Sustainment Brigade deputy commander and the Q-West mayor to discuss water policy and enforcement at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Iraq Aug.15.

  • JBB opens new respite for service members

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general Brig. Gen. Paul L. Wentz and Air Force Brig. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, commander, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, cut a ceremonial ribbon to signify the opening of Red River Place behind Freedom Chapel, during a ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • The 402nd says a Hart-felt goodbye

    Aug 26, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 2nd of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade held a farewell dinner to say good-bye to their commander Lt. Col. Joe L. Hart, at the east morale welfare and recreation center here at Joint Base Balad, Aug. 15.

  • Brig. Gen. Terry Takes Reins of 8th Theater Sustainment Command

    Jul 29, 2009

    Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command paid tribute to their departing commander and welcomed their new commander in a ceremony on historic Palm Circle here Wednesday. Brig. Gen. Michael Terry assumed command of the 8th TSC, and Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, who commanded the past two years, left Fort Shafter to assume the role of the G4 at the U.S. Army Forces Command, headquartered at Fort McPherson, in Ga.

  • 1st ID Holds Victory Warrior Competition

    Jul 29, 2009

    Story about 1st Infantry Division's Victory Warrior Competition, part of the Big Red One's Victory Week.

  • Logistics Soldiers train Iraqis in fuel, ammunition

    Jul 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, have a unique mission providing logistical training and support for numerous American and Iraqi units in Kirkuk.

  • Senior logisticians get first-hand view of ongoing Iraq drawdown efforts

    Jul 29, 2009

    Thirteen senior logisticians met in Iraq to discuss the plans for continuing the responsible drawdown of forces and equipment in Iraq and the repositioning of assets to Afghanistan.

  • Transporters honored with St. Christopher award

    Jul 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Seven transporters received the military order of Saint Christopher award here July 9.

  • Soldiers, families stay connected using reading program

    Jul 29, 2009

    "That is good," said the fish. "He's gone away, yes. But your mother will come. She will find this big mess," goes the timeless story of the Cat in the Hat.

  • Container Repair Yard increases production, reaches milestone

    Jul 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Just seven months ago, Joint Base Balad's Iraqi-owned container repair yard consisted of forty-five workers and a quota to repair a minimum of sixty containers per month.

  • Fort Lewis' 80th Ordnance Battalion Receives Combat Patch

    Jul 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 80th Ordnance Battalion, from Ft. Lewis, Wash., conducted a combat patch ceremony here July 7, to recognizing 30-consecutive days in a combat zone.

  • Division Run Kicks off Big Red One "Victory Week"

    Jul 27, 2009

    The 1st Infantry Division started its "Victory Week" celebration on July 27th with a division run. This is the second Victory Week on Fort Riley since the Big Red One returned from Germany.

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