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  • 3rd SBCT Delayed by TF Destroyer

    Jul 25, 2015

    Fort Irwin, Calif. -- After two days of sweating it out in the desert, 100 Soldiers from Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment slows 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division during the 15-08.5 Decisive Action Training Rotation, Jul. 18-21, here.

  • LRC-McCoy provides multiple logistic services to keep post running smoothly

    Jul 24, 2015

    Located in the semi-mountainous region of southwest Wisconsin is the only Army installation in the state, Fort McCoy. The Logistics Readiness Center-McCoy is one of 71 LRCs worldwide that fall under the U.S. Army Sustainment Command.

  • New commissary opens to rave reviews

    Jul 24, 2015

    Fort Rucker's new gem is now open to the public as the installation cut the ribbon to a facility that promises to serve 10s of thousands of patrons a month for years to come.

  • Dental command welcomes new commander

    Jul 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army Dental Clinic Command welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum July 21.

  • Arsenal Cyber Campus in development

    Jul 24, 2015

    In January 2015, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center acquired two Redstone Arsenal buildings that are being dedicated to the cyber security mission.

  • Army hospital's surgical care ranks among best in nation

    Jul 24, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center ranks among the top hospitals in the nation for surgical care, according to a recent report from the American College of Surgeons.

  • Tree dedicated to "Mother of ACS"

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Installation Management Command leadership dedicated a live oak tree on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to honor Army Community Service's 50th birthday and its founder, the late Lt. Col. Emma Marie Baird. The tree stands next to Building 2266, where the IMCOM G9 Family Programs offices are located. It symbolizes the program's growth, strength and stability.

  • US, Moldovan signaleers build communications interoperability

    Jul 24, 2015

    Signaleers, from the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the Moldovan army, conducted communications training here as part of Exercise Common Effort 15, July 20-22.

  • WRAIR Welcomes New Commander

    Jul 24, 2015

    Col. Steven E. Braverman relinquished command of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research to Col. Dana K. Renta July 13 during a change of command ceremony at Forest Glen Annex, Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Center for Army Lessons Learned celebrates 30 years of service to the Army

    Jul 24, 2015

    The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) celebrates 30 years of service to the Army. Established on August 1, 1985 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas the center is responsible for collecting, analyzing, disseminating, and archiving lessons and best practices throughout the Army, other services, and coalition partners.

  • US Army, RTA engineers partner to build schoolhouse for local children

    Jul 24, 2015

    In a continued effort to strengthen multinational partnerships across the Pacific theater, U.S. Army and Royal Thai Army engineers partnered to build a two-room schoolhouse for the fifth and sixth grade children in Saraburi, Thailand, during the Hanuman Guardian 15 exercise, May through June.

  • Army celebrates 50th anniversary of Army Community Service

    Jul 24, 2015

    "Soldiers will do anything if they know their Families are being cared for," said Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, referring to Army Community Service, which is committed to caring for them.

  • Sea Dragons provide feedback to ordnance CSM

    Jul 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Edward C. Morris, the ordnance regimental command sergeant major, and Sgt. Maj. Gene E. Canada, the ordnance chief enlisted career manager in the personnel development office, met with the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command ordnance Soldiers, July 21, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

  • Joint training exercise validates unit for CRF

    Jul 24, 2015

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, were validated as a Contingency Response Force during a joint training exercise with the 30th Arial Support Squadron, out of Niagara Falls, N.Y., July 21, 2015, at Hickam Airfield.

  • MEDDAC-J gives training in food handling

    Jul 23, 2015

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2015) -- According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, each year roughly one in six Americans get sick; 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses.

  • Fort Bragg's 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) donates computers to local school

    Jul 23, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Students of New Life Christian Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina received a technology upgrade thanks to 50 DELL laptop computers donated by the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) July 21.

  • Future Army nanosatellites to empower Soldiers

    Jul 20, 2015

    One Army project is making the future of satellite communications more responsive to Soldiers' needs.

  • Army researchers explore new 3-D laser capability

    Jul 20, 2015

    The VizLab has added a ROMER Absolute Arm for their 3-D modeling projects. The ROMER is a laser scanner that can be used in the lab or out in the field.

  • Army to host third installment of acquisition lecture series

    Jul 20, 2015

    Now-retired Gen. Paul Kern, who served as the key personal advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Political-Military Affairs, is well known for revitalizing the way Army Materiel Command approaches research and acquisition support and for commanding the Army Experimental Force as it laid the foundation for a networked battlefield. Now, Kern will offer his insights to the workforce when he takes the stage on July 23 at the next installment of the Excellence in Acquisition Series.

  • Leaders Are Best When They Connect With Employees

    Jul 20, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Time is often considered a leader's most valuable asset. There's never enough of it, someone always wants it and it is fleeting when it's most needed. So, it goes without saying that time management is essential to effective leadership. But, for one of the Aviation and Missile Command's long-time leaders, time takes on a whole different dimension when a leader uses it to move an organization and its employees forward.

  • Team Tobyhanna impresses Navy, earns award

    Jul 20, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- Team Tobyhanna was front and center at a recent Naval Sea Systems Command Excellence Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

  • Riggers help 'Sky Soldiers' stay mission-

    Jul 19, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- "Rigger!" For most U.S. military personnel shouting this word means very little, but for those that are airborne qualified, it is a request assistance; assistance that evokes a level of assurance and safety that makes jumping from an aircraft at over 1,000 feet less nerve racking.

  • Change is coming: 21st TSC educates Europe on new NCOER

    Jul 17, 2015

    Leaders are gathering in classrooms and training sites all across Europe for one simple reason; change is coming. Trained instructors make their rotations among U.S. Army Europe units to bring valuable news about an updated system. The new Noncommissioned Officer Evaluation Report is here.

  • I Corps, Australian army wrap up Exercise Talisman Sabre 15

    Jul 17, 2015

    I Corps and the Australian army have completed the sixth iteration of Exercise Talisman Sabre 15 in Australia.

  • 928th Contracting Battalion welcomes new commander

    Jul 17, 2015

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany ‐ The 928th Contracting Battalion has a new commander. Lt. Col. Jerel R. Grimes, assumed command July 14 during a ceremony here. He succeeds Lt. Col. Robert C. Murray.

  • 903rd Contracting Battalion assesses capabilities with field training exercise

    Jul 17, 2015

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The 903rd Contracting Battalion recently conducted a field training exercise to assess its contracting capabilities in a deployed environment.

  • CECOM's women's workshop series Powers Up

    Jul 17, 2015

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MARYLAND (July 16, 2015) -- With hands raised in unison, more than 70 participants vowed to "power up their brand" during a workshop hosted by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) held at the Team C4ISR Mallette Training Facility (MTF) here Wednesday.

  • Sen. Durbin visits USAMRMC

    Jul 17, 2015

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois visited the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command July 13 to learn more about how Army medicine supports the Warfighter.

  • USAMRMC Teams Win Army Medicine Wolf Pack of the Year Award

    Jul 17, 2015

    Two teams from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research received the 2014 Army Medicine Wolf Pack of the Year Award July 9.

  • USAARL welcomes new commander

    Jul 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Soldiers and civilians welcomed Col. Richard G. Malish as their new commander as he assumed command of the unit from Col. John A. Smyrski III during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum July 8.

  • CECOM Commanding General offers leadership insight

    Jul 17, 2015

  • Organizations seek to research, document women's combat experiences

    Jul 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON --- Women combat veterans gathered at George Washington University this week as part of a first-of-its-kind effort to research and document their experiences working alongside Special Operations Forces (SOF) in Afghanistan.

  • Acquisition stand-down day helps team re-focus

    Jul 17, 2015

    The MEDCOM acquisition community gathered to increase awareness of the many faucets of contracting within the military and civilian community. This annual program focuses on contracting in reference to changes, reorganization and addresses concerns amongst the contracting team. This years' theme, "Communities of Contracting" consisted of panel briefings, discussions on various acquisition topics, and teambuilding.

  • Soldiers matriculate at newly-opened 'ArmyU'

    Jul 17, 2015

    The Army is consolidating Soldier education under "one roof" as part of the "Army University" concept, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey said.

  • Carter awards Pentagon's improvised explosive device agency unit award

    Jul 17, 2015

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, now the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, at the Pentagon, July 16.

  • Brig. Gen. Ron Place--Army Medicine's Newest Top Leader

    Jul 17, 2015

    Army Medicine's newest brigadier general, Ron Place, was promoted on July 2 in the Pentagon Auditorium. The Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, officiated. Place is the Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection. His job is being the "eyes, ears, and voice" of Army Medicine within the Pentagon. He keeps his ears tuned to discussions that may involve Army Medicine to ensure that The Surgeon General's viewpoint is heard. There may be times when Pentagon planners may not grasp the impact of proposed changes or new policies on Army Medicine. Place is there to ensure that the impact on Army Medicine is brought to the discussion.

  • 599th team shines during Fisher offload at Pearl Harbor

    Jul 17, 2015

    The 599th Transportation Brigade and its partners offloaded 25th Infantry Division cargo and equipment July 9-12 from the USNS Fisher here as it returned from Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

  • Soldier-athletes help Team USA win team title at PanAm Games

    Jul 17, 2015

    Capt. Jon Anderson and Sgt. Whitney Conder struck gold and Sgt. Spenser Mango won bronze helping Team USA win the Pan American Games Greco-Roman team title for the first time in 40 years.

  • 12th CAB transports delegation to Potocari Memorial

    Jul 16, 2015

    ANSBACH, Germany (July 11, 2015) -- Three CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Hotel Company, 1st Battalion of the 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, here, left Saturday to transport the Former President of the United States Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and several other generals and senators to the Potocari Memorial in Bosnia for the 20th anniversary of the July 1995 massacre in Srebrenica.

  • Museum exhibit examines U.S. Army uniforms

    Jul 16, 2015

    FORT Lee, Va. (July 16, 2015) -- Over a year in the making, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum opened a permanent exhibit July 8 chronicling military dress from 19th century attire to more functional uniforms of the 21st century.

  • Armament managers receive added training at Picatinny

    Jul 16, 2015

    Four U.S. Army civilian employees, representing a variety of Army commands and organizations of Career Program 33 (Ammunition Management) field, recently completed four weeks of developmental training assignment with the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC).

  • Oordnance Corps welcomes new chief

    Jul 16, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 16, 2015) -- Brig. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan took charge of the Ordnance Corps and School during an assumption of command ceremony Friday on Whittington Field, Ordnance Campus. He is the 39th Chief of Ordnance.

  • Army leaders: Operating concept can be brought to life by enabling mission command

    Jul 16, 2015

    During the Association of the United States Army's latest "network hot topic" series last week, in Arlington, Virginia, Department of Defense and industry leaders shared their focus on the Army's Operating Concept and how enabling mission command in a Joint and coalition environment is bringing its principles to life.

  • EOD team returns from Kosovo tour

    Jul 16, 2015

    Eleven 763rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company Soldiers, were honored at a welcome-home gathering July 13 on Fort Leonard Wood. The platoon recently returned from Kosovo.

  • Multi-Mission Launcher Preliminary Design Review successful

    Jul 16, 2015

    The Aviation and Missile Research, Engineering, and Developmental Center Multi-Mission Launcher Program successfully conducted the Preliminary Design Review at the Dynetics facility in Huntsville, Ala.

  • ANMC hosts EOD training

    Jul 16, 2015

    Explosive ordnance disposal responders from Fort Campbell, Ky., trained in conjunction with Anniston Army Depot's Emergency Operations Center and Anniston Munitions Center June 23 and 24.

  • TRADOC hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Jul 16, 2015

    Hundreds of audience members came out to see the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Twilight Tattoo hosted by Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) commanding general, held on Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • LRC-Yongsan increases personal property shipment efficiency

    Jul 16, 2015

  • Army wins 54th Annual Interservice Rifle Championship

    Jul 16, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 16, 2015)--The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's (USAMU) Service Rifle Team won their ninth consecutive title at the 54th Annual Interservice Rifle Championship June 24 to July 1, 2015, at Quantico, Va.

  • Army chemists study new kind of molecule

    Jul 14, 2015

    Imagine a future in which a chemical attack on a Middle Eastern village in the dead of night has no effect on the people in its path.

  • Getting Requirements Right

    Jul 14, 2015

    The Army delivered mission-essential and lifesaving QRCs to Soldiers during more than a dozen years at war. As a result, the Army is faced with the challenge of documenting requirements in order to transition those capabilities to programs of record. The following observations and opinions derive not just from personal experiences, but from professional discussions with peers, subordinates and leaders in TRADOC and the acquisition workforce. This article was originally published in the July - September 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Army's HMS program advances "radio marketplace"

    Jul 14, 2015

    The Army's competitive radio marketplace is paving the path toward Full Rate Production (FRP) for both the Rifleman and Manpack Radios. The Army recently awarded contracts to two vendors for its Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) Rifleman Radio and is soon preparing to release the final Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Manpack Radio.

  • Sharpsten takes command of 'Sustainers'

    Jul 14, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Christopher J. Sharpsten assumed command of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command during a change of command ceremony, July 10, at the 3rd ESC Headquarters.

  • US troops conduct counter IED training in Cameroon

    Jul 14, 2015

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians are conducting a two-month humanitarian training mission in Cameroon.

  • I Corps Band partners with Royal Australian Artillery Band

    Jul 14, 2015

    The U.S. Army has many traditions; some even date back to before the Revolutionary War. One tradition many still remember is the drummer, leading Soldiers into battle. Today, the I Corps Army band does not lead Soldiers into battle. Instead, they travel with Soldiers to provide musical support and build morale.

  • General discusses Army medicine, preparedness

    Jul 14, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Richard W. Thomas, chief medical officer and director of the Defense Health Agency Healthcare Operations Directorate, visited the Maneuver Center of Excellence as part of the Combat Leader Speaker Program to speak to students about military medicine.

  • OPM announces steps to protect workers from cyber threats

    Jul 13, 2015

    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted.

  • Command works to keep Soldiers in boots after active-duty service

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command is paving the way for Soldiers to move from active duty to the Army Reserve and National Guard in a deliberate, sensible transition that works for the individual service member while retaining skilled personnel and racking up significant savings for the Army.

  • Hawaii-based troops set to provide critical HR support to CENTCOM

    Jul 13, 2015

    More than 50 Hawaii-based human resource Soldiers were recognized during a deployment ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 10, in preparation for their upcoming departure to Kuwait where they will support operations in the Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Army civilian Lean event increases output for Air Force trainer

    Jul 10, 2015

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- An employee-driven project converted an unorganized, inefficient space into a well-oiled, efficient operation using visual management cues and techniques.

  • ATEC Human Resources Director retires after nearly 34 years

    Jul 10, 2015

    The Human Resources Director for the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) bid farewell during her retirement ceremony June 25 on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).

  • French retires after 29 years of distinguished service to our Nation

    Jul 10, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, relinquished command of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command after two years as the senior leader and retired during an official ceremony, held here, July 9, at Memorial Park.

  • New Madigan SCMH brings care to Soldiers

    Jul 10, 2015

    The newest Soldier-Centered Medical Home under Madigan Army Medical Center opened its doors in May, serving about 4500 Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division right in their backyard.

  • Army Reserve Soldier hits bull's-eye during Interservice Rifle Championship

    Jul 10, 2015

    A Soldier with the Army Reserve took top honors at the 54th annual Interservice Rifle Team Championship. Capt. Samuel Freeman, who earned the title of overall individual winner, and also took home the Lt. Col. C.A. Reynolds Memorial trophy, credits his success to an ability to train at a high levels during a short periods of time.

  • Medal of Honor recipient to WTB Soldiers: 'Make most of transition'

    Jul 10, 2015

    "It's surreal getting the Medal of Honor," said retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, July 9, 2015, at Alexander Hall here. "It's a tough medal to have because it represents those missing, killed in action … those who never made it back." Carpenter addressed a capacity crowd of Soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen at the invitation of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Natick honors former Natick Soldier Systems Center commander killed in Afghanistan

    Jul 10, 2015

    To honor a former Natick Soldier Systems Center commander, who was killed in Afghanistan, the Town of Natick, Massachusetts, renamed the street that leads to the installation's gates, July 10.

  • Medical officers diagnosed with training

    Jul 10, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Thirty eight medical officers left clinical environments across the United States to learn basic soldiering skills at Fort Sill. Soldiers and cadre in 30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade worked together to run the Army Medical Department Direct Commissioning Course pilot program.

  • Career Intermission Pilot Program offers Soldiers a break

    Jul 10, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Jessica Cotton had a tough choice to make. Should she reenlist in the Army or hang up her uniform and go be a lawyer?

  • Redstone warrant officers celebrate 97 years

    Jul 10, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted the 97th U.S. Army Warrant Officer Birthday cake-cutting ceremony here at the parade field July 9.

  • Hawaii chemical soldiers complete mission in CENTCOM AOR

    Jul 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 71st Chemical Company, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, were greeted by families and friends during a redeployment ceremony held July 8, here.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory holds change of command

    Jul 10, 2015

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory conducted a change of command ceremony on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., July 10.

  • Army's Industrial Base leaders meet to improve Soldier support, quality

    Jul 9, 2015

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- After nearly 15 years of sustained support to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 20 leaders from the Army's industrial base converged on the Watervliet Arsenal on July 8 to discuss how best to support our Army as it prepares for the next unpredictable crisis. The purpose of this gathering was to bring together key program managers for the Army's ground combat systems together with select leadership from the Army's arsenals and depots to discuss cost, schedules, and above all, quality, said Col. Lee H. Schiller Jr., the Arsenal commander.

  • Hawaii quartermaster troops excel in sustaining the force

    Jul 9, 2015

    "An Army runs on its stomach." - Napoleon Bonaparte. That is why it is important to recognize the accomplishments of those Soldiers behind the scenes who fuel our Soldiers. The 2nd Annual 8th Theater Sustainment Command Food Service Recognition Dinner was held at Nehalani Club on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, July 2, to recognize food service Soldiers who excel.

  • Army Reserve Soldier hits bull's-eye during Interservice Rifle Championship

    Jul 9, 2015

    A Soldier with the Army Reserve took top honors at the 54th annual Interservice Rifle Team Championship. Cpt. Samuel Freeman, who earned the title of overall individual winner, and also took home the Lt. Col. C.A. Reynolds Memorial trophy, credits his success to an ability to train at a high levels during a short periods of time

  • LRC-McCoy provides crucial logistics to Reserve training installation

    Jul 9, 2015

    In southwestern Wisconsin is Fort McCoy. The U.S. Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is higher headquarters to the Logistical Readiness Center there. As of now, ASC oversees 71 LRCs globally.

  • Joint Program Office for JLTV Changes Leadership

    Jul 8, 2015

    Col. Shane N. Fullmer assumed leadership of the Joint Program Office for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in a July 8 event held here. Fullmer takes over from Col. John R. Cavedo, Jr., who has led the joint Army and Marine Corps program of record since November 2012. The change of leadership comes as the program looks forward to awarding an initial production contract in the fourth quarter of this fiscal year.

  • PAC-3 missile contracting team saves millions

    Jul 8, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone, Patriot Directorate, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile production team provides contracting support for the Army's PAC-3 missile program, which falls under the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space.

  • Soldiers, civilians train together

    Jul 8, 2015

    Medics from the 1st Armored Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Muleskinners, took the time to ensure that the members of the 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Afghanistan were properly trained in first aid on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, from June 25 to June 27.

  • San Antonio Military Medical Center remains only DOD level I trauma center

    Jul 8, 2015

    San Antonio Military Medical Center received its level I trauma center reverification from the verification review committee and ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, June 26.

  • AMEDD Center and School, HRCoE, establishes Academy Brigade (Provisional)

    Jul 8, 2015

  • Next Gen Mission Command moves to the field

    Jul 8, 2015

    FORT STEWART, Ga. (July 7, 2015) -- The Army's most advanced situational awareness and friendly force tracking capability played a key role in the Marne Focus training exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., transforming the way lower echelons communicate and navigate on the battlefield.

  • 32nd Medical Brigade Chooses AIT Platoon Sgt. of the Year

    Jul 8, 2015

    Nine candidates representing the three battalions from the 32nd Medical Brigade, US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston competed June 11-15 in the annual Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year Competition. In an awards ceremony held June 18 during leadership call in Blesse Auditorium, Willis Hall, AMEDDC&S, HRCoE, Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Enriquez with D Company, 232nd Medical Battalion, was named the winner of the competition. Col. Jack Davis, commander, 32nd Medical Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. David Franco, CSM for the brigade presented Enriquez with the Army Commendation Medal and a bronze statue of a warrior.

  • Strengthening partnerships is goal of Joint Acquisition Sustainment Review

    Jul 8, 2015

    Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and the Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle Management Command met to strengthen the partnership between acquisition and the materiel enterprise at a Joint Acquisition Sustainment Review.

  • Training on new satellite terminals is a "SNAP" for the 307th in Hawaii

    Jul 8, 2015

    A newly fielded ground satellite terminal that supports company-sized elements and remote forward operating bases is now smaller, lighter and easier to set up than its predecessor, aiding in the Army's push for a more expeditionary force.

  • E model Apache helicopter lands new leader

    Jul 8, 2015

    As the Army continues to field the E model AH-64 Apache to the aviation fleet, a new leader takes the reins with production and fielding of the most lethal attack helicopter in the world.

  • Army looks for new pistol

    Jul 8, 2015

    The Army moved closer to releasing its long-awaited solicitation for a new, modern handgun system when it hosted a fourth industry day for interested vendors at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, July 8.

  • Greywolf Soldiers test potential upgrades to combat vehicles

    Jul 8, 2015

    Soldiers recently tested a new capability to be installed into existing armored vehicles to give troopers inside a 360-degree picture of what's going on around them.

  • GCSS-Army empowers company commanders

    Jul 7, 2015

    The Global Combat Support System-Army provides company-level leaders with the tools to manage tasks and access related information that will help them make better decisions.

  • How technology and data affect mission command

    Jul 7, 2015

    Data can empower or impede decision-making. What matters is how much data there is and whether or not it is accessible.

  • A new way of thinking about strategic sourcing

    Jul 7, 2015

    By using an Army Sustainment Command strategy of co-locating portfolio managers, the Army could more quickly realize its goals for services contracts.

  • Managing external and internal support requirements

    Jul 7, 2015

    Units within a brigade support battalion must follow the same procedures for requesting support as the units they support.

  • The Joint Logistics Enterprise Enables Operation United Assistance

    Jul 7, 2015

    Using the joint logistics enterprise, AFRICOM and USARAF etched their place in history by being part of the largest U.S. response to an international public health crisis, combating the spread of Ebola in Liberia.

  • Joint Forces Command-United Assistance fiscal triad

    Jul 7, 2015

    Excellent financial planning and execution enabled Operation United Assistance to complete its mission under budget.

  • 101st Sustainment Brigade supports Operation United Assistance

    Jul 7, 2015

    Task Force Lifeliner provided logistics support to Operation United Assistance, which helped to stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia.

  • Data-driven logistics: Not just another computer system

    Jul 7, 2015

    Merging our supply, maintenance, and property accountability systems into GCSS-Army will give us a consolidated picture that enables better-informed decisions.

  • Logistics in motion: Supporting the march to the Rhine

    Jul 7, 2015

    U.S. Army logisticians fed, clothed, and supported a quarter of a million combat-weary Soldiers as they marched to the Rhine River after World War I.

  • Shortfalls in the SBCT's forward support companies

    Jul 7, 2015

    The FSCs that sustain Stryker brigade combat team maneuver battalions would benefit from increased personnel and equipment authorizations.

  • Getting back to the basics

    Jul 7, 2015

    The 330th Transportation Battalion planned and executed a home-station field training exercise to prepare for expeditionary warfare.

  • The enhanced speed bag system

    Jul 7, 2015

    The enhanced speed bag system for helicopter resupply is a crucial development in aerial sustainment.

  • The simulation operations officer in a sustainment brigade

    Jul 7, 2015

    An FA57 simulation operations officer can significantly benefit a sustainment brigade that is preparing to deploy.