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2024 News Archive (32)

US Transportation Command welcomes new deputy commander

Army Lt. Gen. Jered Helwig assumed responsibilities as USTRANSCOM’s deputy commander July 10.
Published: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Article Views: 268      Release #: 20240718-1

A new commander at the tip of the spear

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Michael McWilliams assumed command of the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, July 11, 2024, in Norfolk, Virginia.
Published: Monday, July 15, 2024
Article Views: 288      Release #: 20240715-1

22 ARW completes first 45-hour nonstop KC-46 flight around the world

A 22nd Air Refueling Wing KC-46A Pegasus executed the world’s first nonstop, KC-46A Pegasus westbound circumnavigation endurance flight, called Project Magellan.
Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2024
Article Views: 461      Release #: 20240702-1

USTRANSCOM concludes mass patient movement exercise

More than 1,000 military and civilian members took part in Ultimate Caduceus 24, June 10-21, a training event that exercised military patient movement response capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region and continental United States.
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Article Views: 2440      Release #: 20240627-1

USTRANSCOM: Delivering care to warfighters, bringing heroes home

The Defense Department’s patient movement system ensures the expedited transport and en route medical care of service members — anywhere, anytime. 
Published: Monday, June 24, 2024
Article Views: 34399      Release #: 20240624-1

Team Travis demonstrates commitment to patient care in UC24

Approximately 550 Team Travis members participated in Exercise Ultimate Caduceus 2024 (UC24) at Travis Air Force Base, California, June 10-21. UC24 is an annual U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) led patient movement field training exercise held at multiple locations throughout the Indo-Pacific and within the United States.
Published: Monday, June 24, 2024
Article Views: 542      Release #: 20240624-1

USTRANSCOM, DOD and interagency partners exercise critical capability in US, Indo-Pacific

U.S. Transportation Command commenced Ultimate Caduceus 2024 on June 10 to exercise inter-theater patient movement within the Indo-Pacific and patient distribution within the continental United States.
Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Article Views: 7303      Release #: 20240611-1

Van Ovost stresses logistics, partnership during talks with 42 countries

More than 120 attendees from 42 countries gathered at U.S. Transportation Command from June 3-5 to discuss shared logistics challenges and explore opportunities to remove barriers.
Published: Friday, June 07, 2024
Article Views: 9945      Release #: 20240607-1

USTRANSCOM, industry leaders solidify strategic airlift partnership at CRAF summit

U.S. Transportation Command hosted government and commercial airline leaders June 5, to discuss strategic airlift readiness and to continue strengthening partnerships.
Published: Thursday, June 06, 2024
Article Views: 845      Release #: 20240606-1

USTRANSCOM, MSC commanders celebrate National Maritime Day in Hampton Roads

The commanders of U.S. Transportation Command and Military Sealift Command joined hundreds of maritime industry leaders, May 22, to celebrate National Maritime Day during a ceremony hosted by The Propeller Club, Port of Norfolk, aboard Battleship Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia.
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Article Views: 880      Release #: 20240528-1

'Making change for the better': Brig. Gen. Eveline Yao shares how she keeps her momentum of curiosity and sense of adventure

Published: Monday, May 20, 2024
Article Views: 1008      Release #: 20240520-1

Global Household Goods Contract on track for 2024 peak moving season

The Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) domestic phase-in process is on schedule following its mid-April launch.
Published: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Article Views: 3926      Release #: 20240516-1

AMC’s new STRATO-gy: Industry partnerships advance KC-135 maintenance technology

Air Mobility Command formed a partnership with the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research, and U.S. Transportation Command to study, develop and test innovations to improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness to maintain the KC-135 fleet.
Published: Thursday, May 02, 2024
Article Views: 1290      Release #: 20240502-1

Kalundborg port operation kicks off a year of firsts for DEFENDER 24

The 598th Transportation Brigade of the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command became part of several historical firsts during port operations conducted at the port of Kalundborg, Denmark, April 2024.
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Article Views: 1692      Release #: 20240423-1

USTRANSCOM commander testifies on top readiness concerns

Sealift and aerial refueling capabilities are top readiness concerns for U.S. Transportation Command, Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost told the Senate Armed Services Committee April 11.
Published: Monday, April 15, 2024
Article Views: 1768      Release #: 20240415-1

22nd Air Refueling Wing tests new KC-46 refueling pods

On March 5, 2024, the 22nd Maintenance Squadron installed its first set of WARPs onto a KC-46. The installation of the pods was overseen by the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), as well as the 22nd and 931st Air Refueling Wings.
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Article Views: 1786      Release #: 20240410-1

USTRANSCOM Honors Strong Commitment to NATO on 75th Anniversary

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) proudly celebrates the 75th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), reaffirming its ironclad commitment to the defensive alliance.
Published: Thursday, April 04, 2024
Article Views: 1437      Release #: 20240404-1

Global Household Goods Contract domestic phase-in to begin in April

The Defense Personal Property Management Office (DPMO) at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), in coordination with military service and U.S. Coast Guard headquarters leadership, has selected 14 initial domestic installations to be the first to award shipments under the new GHC program, where HomeSafe Alliance is the prime vendor.
Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2024
Article Views: 4691      Release #: 20240402-1

USTRANSCOM annual award winners

Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, USTRANSCOM command senior enlisted leader, announced the command's 2023 annual award winners.
Published: Friday, March 29, 2024
Article Views: 1899      Release #: 20240329-1

Covert couriers: The global logistics behind moving classified material

In the high-stakes realm of national security, defense couriers are the silent backbone of U.S. Transportation Command, entrusted with the global transport of classified and sensitive material.
Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Article Views: 2038      Release #: 20240326-1

The hidden history around Sunny Point

The Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, which sits near North Carolina’s Cape Fear River, is one of the largest military terminals in the world. Built during the Korean War, it serves as a transfer point between trucks, railroads, and ships for the movement of weapons, military equipment, and ammunition.
Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Article Views: 1798      Release #: 20240326-1

MV Roy P. Benavidez departs in support of JLOTS mission

The Bob Hope-class MV Roy P. Benavidez (T-AKR 306), a large, medium speed roll-on, roll-off ship, departed its pier in Newport News, Virginia, March 21, carrying heavy equipment and material needed to construct a temporary pier to support the flow of multinational humanitarian aid into Gaza.
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Article Views: 2015      Release #: 20240321-1

ROK Air Force, USTRANSCOM exercise Mutual Support Agreement

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. —The Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) and U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) exercised a longstanding Mutual Airlift Support Agreement (MASA) in support of Korea Rotation Force ’24, February 28 - March 2.
Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2024
Article Views: 2051      Release #: 20240305-1

USTRANSCOM Liaison Officer Conference Builds Connections, Strengthens Global Coordination

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) held its Liaison Officer (LNO) Conference Feb. 27 through Mar. 1.
Published: Friday, March 01, 2024
Article Views: 13851      Release #: 20240301-1

USTRANSCOM analysts receive Gen. Tuttle Award

Roy Longley, a senior analyst at U.S. Transportation Command, and Bryan Spaunhorst, capabilities development and requirements manager at USTRANSCOM, were recognized with the Gen. William G. T. Tuttle, Jr. Award for Business Acumen in Defense and Government at the National Defense Industrial Association Logistics Forum on Feb. 7.
Published: Friday, February 09, 2024
Article Views: 2280      Release #: 20240209-1

USTRANSCOM champions logistics mobility, data analytics to bolster integrated deterrence

U.S. Transportation Command’s deputy commander, Army Lt. Gen. John Sullivan, addressed government and industry leaders at the National Logistics Forum on Feb. 7, discussing strategic mobility’s critical role in bolstering national and global security.
Published: Friday, February 09, 2024
Article Views: 2580      Release #: 20240209-1

MSC chartered ship MV Ocean Gladiator arrives at McMurdo Station ice-pier to begin cargo offload in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2024

The Military Sealift Command chartered ship MV Ocean Gladiator has arrived at the ice-pier at McMurdo Station, Antarctica in support of the annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station, Antarctica; Operation Deep Freeze 2024.
Published: Thursday, January 25, 2024
Article Views: 2524      Release #: 20240125-1

USTRANSCOM hosts combatant command C4 cyber roundtable

U.S. Transportation Command hosted cyber military leaders at the Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Systems (C4) Roundtable on Jan. 18.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Article Views: 3143      Release #: 20240123-1

Army logistics symposium examines future large joint-force deployment operations

The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command kicked off the new year by hosting its annual Deployment and Distribution Synchronization Symposium, or D2S2, here Jan. 10-11 to synchronize requirements to support a large joint-force deployment operation in a contested environment.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Article Views: 2636      Release #: 20240123-1

Global mission, strategic vision: SEAC Black's in-depth visit to USTRANSCOM

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC), Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black, visited U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) on Jan. 9, 2024, to gain a deeper understanding of the combatant command's global mission and how it supports the National Defense Strategy.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Article Views: 2513      Release #: 20240117-1

MSC-chartered ships arrive at halfway points in journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2024

Two Military Sealift Command chartered ships have arrived at the halfway points in their journeys to journey to McMurdo Station, Antarctica and their support of the annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station, Antarctica; Operation Deep Freeze 2024.
Published: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Article Views: 2644      Release #: 20240110-1

USTRANSCOM deputy commander delivers keynote on contested logistics at DOD Maintenance Symposium

Army Lt. Gen. John Sullivan spoke at the 2023 Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium, held Dec. 18-21, where maintainers from across the Department of Defense, industry and academia gathered to discuss the pacing of national security threats to the sustainment enterprise.
Published: Friday, January 05, 2024
Article Views: 3202      Release #: 20240105-1

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