By Danielle House, Army G-4April 19, 2010
PENTAGON (April 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.
The unveiling ceremony, hosted by Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4, took place at the site of the display inside the Pentagon, near the entrance to the Pentagon Memorial. "We want to pay tribute to the those who since September 11th have raised their hand to defend our country, in two wars, and in every corner of the world, and are doing an incredible job," said Stevenson.
Designed to show visitors what life is like for Logisticians, Stevenson added: "We want everyone to feel the pride Logisticians have in being part of the team that gets their fellow Soldiers whatever they need, wherever they need it, whenever they need it."
Logisticians are currently playing key roles in both getting supplies in place for the build-up of troops in Afghanistan, and moving troops and equipment in the Responsible Drawdown from Iraq -- operations that are featured in the display.
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and the ceremony's keynote speaker, Mr. Doug Wilson, added, "All of you here today who are part of logistics units here and around the world for the Army provide the infrastructure without which no one can do their jobs. You are the fundamentals. You are the framework."
Army Logisticians work around the clock on six continents. Their job is to provide Soldiers with everything they need to survive and succeed - food, water, equipment, ammunition, fuel, transportation, and mail.
Using six TV screens, "Army Logistics Around the World" proudly displays candid images of Logisticians performing their many duties all over the world. Onlookers will see photos and videos of Soldiers working in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Europe, South America, and Africa. Operations as varied as dropping supplies in remote locations in Afghanistan, to fixing war torn equipment, to delivering water in Haiti are currently featured. The display can be updated instantly, to make use of the Army's latest imagery from the field.
The Army Materiel Command Brass Quintet participated in the ceremony and performed a special medley of songs from the three logistics branches: Quartermaster, Ordnance, and Transportation .
Built by Signs by Saenz and Smart Design, the 40-foot display is located in the A ring on the first floor of the Pentagon in Corridor 4. It is a high traffic area, so employees and tourists alike will get to see the testament to the hard work and dedication of Army Logisticians everywhere.
If your logistics unit would like to be featured in this highly visible Pentagon display, please contact Ms. Devon Hylander (email@example.com) or Mr. Alan Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the HQDA G-4 Logistics Initiatives Group.