2022 News Archive (38)

Merchant Mariners are vital to USTRANSCOM’s mission and National Defense Strategy; Combatant Command thanks Strategic Sealift Officers during World Maritime Day

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Sep. 29, 2022) – World Maritime Day is celebrated today, this last Thursday of September, to honor the tireless work of the international maritime industry workers. The safe and reliable international shipping industry is the foundation of the global free market, and it is vital to the worldwide mission that U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) performs to …
Published: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Article Views: 146      Release #: 20220929-1

USTRANSCOM International Logistics Symposium brings 30 countries together

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (September 23, 2022) – One hundred twenty attendees representing 30 countries, including representation from every U.S. combatant command attended the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) International Logistics Symposium at Scott Air Force Base, held September 20-22, 2022.  “It’s a great opportunity to really celebrate the global …
Published: Friday, September 23, 2022
Article Views: 305      Release #: 20220923-1

What is a “JMUA”?

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Sep. 23, 2022) – On Sept. 9, U.S. Transportation Command’s Commander Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost proudly announced to the entire workforce that USTRANSCOM is the recipient of a special award – number 14 since the command’s formation 35 years ago. Copies of the citations covering the previous 13 awards are displayed in the lobby area …
Published: Friday, September 23, 2022
Article Views: 221      Release #: 20220923-2

Looking back at the command’s historic effort that moved 124K to safety

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Aug. 25, 2022) – United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) provided incredible capability over a critical period, in which the world witnessed America’s unique ability to respond to a crisis during Operations Allies Refuge.  Over this period, the men and women of USTRANSCOM, Air Mobility Command (AMC) and commercial airline carriers assisted …
Published: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Article Views: 1431      Release #: 20220825-1

Civil Reserve Air Fleet is critical to national security

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (August 22, 2022) – One year ago today, United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) activated Stage 1 of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) to move as many people as physically possible to safety during the historic Afghanistan Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO).  As directed by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, USTRANSCOM activated CRAF …
Published: Monday, August 22, 2022
Article Views: 1050      Release #: 20220822-1

Reimagining how to project U.S. interest to help allies and thwart adversaries

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (August 19, 2022) – Imagine traveling from the continental United States to anywhere in the Pacific region and measuring your transit time in minutes. Picture the U.S. delivering assistance to an ally needing disaster relief, or combatting an adversary planning provocative actions against U.S. national interests at rocket-speed. This is exactly what innovators …
Published: Friday, August 19, 2022
Article Views: 1364      Release #: 20220819-1

USTRANSCOM honors one of their own with celebration of life

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (August 16, 2022) – U.S Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) held a memorial service in Hangar 1 today, for Air Force Col. Zachary “Starbuck” Hall, who served as the chief of the Commander’s Action Group (CAG), USTRANSCOM, prior to his passing. Hall’s brother-in-law, Reverend Michael Borgert and retired Navy Vice Admiral Dee Mewbourne …
Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Article Views: 1126      Release #: 20220816-1

It’s military moving (PCS) time – preparation advice for the 2022 peak moving season

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (July 18, 2022) – It’s that time of the year again. Moving season is upon us and you have probably noticed your neighborhood streets are lined with large moving vans and trucks with various transportation company logos. Some families are excited, while others are feeling the stress of having their household goods loaded on or off the large vehicles.  …
Published: Monday, July 18, 2022
Article Views: 1856      Release #: 20220718-1

Vice Adm. Mewbourne retires after 40-year career

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (June 30, 2022) – Navy Vice Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, the 16th deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), retired today during a ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The USTRANSCOM commander, Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, presided over the ceremony.  Mewbourne served in the Navy for 40 years, and assumed the role of the …
Published: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Article Views: 1547      Release #: 20220630-1

Sullivan becomes USTRANSCOM’s deputy commander (updated on July 8, 2022)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (June 29, 2022) – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John P. Sullivan  assumed the role of deputy commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) today.  Sullivan, who most recently served as USTRANSCOM’s director of Strategic Plans, Policy, and Logistics, was selected by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general and to the …
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Article Views: 1704      Release #: 20220629-1

'America’s Secret Weapon: TRANSCOM' Mewbourne reflects on career and retirement

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (June 27, 2022) – Reflecting upon his service specifically over the last three years, and over his 40-plus years of military service, U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), said that he was very proud to be here at such critical times in the history of this command. “Our country has a secret …
Published: Monday, June 27, 2022
Article Views: 1705      Release #: 20220627-1

Van Ovost: USTRANSCOM is postured to support safety, prosperity of Western Hemisphere

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (June 16, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), visited U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) June 15 to participate in the command’s annual Senior Leader Logistics Symposium. Van Ovost was the keynote speaker at the forum, which brought together senior U.S. military leaders and …
Published: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Article Views: 2146      Release #: 20220616-1

Commemorating National Flag Day

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (JUN 3, 2022) – National Flag Day, also known as Flag Day, will be celebrated June 14 here and on many military installations. The images of Flag Day – American flags displayed and waving in the air all over the place – stir emotions and pride in old and young alike. The prominent way the day is celebrated yearly is by displaying the American Stars …
Published: Friday, June 03, 2022
Article Views: 1916      Release #: 20220603-1

Fighting to get to the fight

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Military Times Online, May 31, 2022 | Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and of U.S. Northern Command Gen. Glen D. VanHerck and Commander of U.S. Transportation Command Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost The strength of the United States originates at home. Our values, work ethic, ingenuity and geographic location have paved the way for America to flourish. Correspondingly, the …
Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Article Views: 1886      Release #: 20220601-1

USTRANSCOM focuses on integrated deterrence in the Indo-Pacific region

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 26, 2022) -- U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) leaders toured the Indo-Pacific region to discuss initiatives and operations impacting logistics and communications throughout the theater. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, USTRANSCOM, and Fleet Master Chief Donald Myrick, senior enlisted leader, USTRANSCOM, visited the six locations and four …
Published: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Article Views: 2150      Release #: 20220526-1

USTRANSCOM delivers critical aid to Ukraine, troops to Europe

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 24, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has delivered more than 52 million pounds of security assistance equipment to Ukraine that is enabling critical success on the battlefield against the Russian force that invaded there Feb. 24. This aid includes missiles, artillery, tanks, helicopters, and body armor. “The speed and reliability at …
Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Article Views: 3666      Release #: 20220524-1

U.S. Merchant Mariners play critical role in meeting USTRANSCOM mission requirements

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 22, 2022) – National Maritime Day is observed on May 22 each year to recognize the people our maritime nation depends on. This National Maritime Day, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) recognizes those in the United States maritime industry and the critical role they play in meeting day-to-day and wartime requirements. “The sealift fleet is …
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Article Views: 1984      Release #: 20220522-1

USTRANSCOM’s motto embodied in Operation Fly Formula

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 22, 2022) – “Together, we deliver” is U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM’s) motto, and today it played out in real time. The first airplane importing 132 pallets, or 78,000 pounds, of specialty infant formula arrived at Indianapolis International Airport. The C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft was loaded the day …
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Article Views: 2614      Release #: 20220522-2

New U.S. expeditionary rail embarkation capability, deterrent tested in Europe -- RAIL kit is designed for rapid deployment, assembly, maneuverability of heavy armor

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 16, 2022) – A game-changing capability sponsored by U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) offering greater flexibility to offload combat power is now being used in the European theater. The Rapidly Available Interface for trans-Loading, or RAIL, is a modular ramp system that allows for massing of combat power at the point of need without the requirement …
Published: Monday, May 16, 2022
Article Views: 2433      Release #: 20220516-1

BENS awards highlight USTRANSCOM and outstanding air, land, and sea troops

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (April 21, 2022) – The Business Executives for National Security (BENS) presented the Eisenhower Award to U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), for the command’s role in maintaining U.S. national security and the nation’s competitive edge in a ceremony held April 19 in Washington, D.C. …
Published: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Article Views: 2041      Release #: 20220421-1

Van Ovost delivers command posture statement to Senate Armed Services Committee

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 29, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today to present the command’s annual posture statement. In her opening remarks, Van Ovost said the command is in lockstep with U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, commander, U.S. …
Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Article Views: 3296      Release #: 20220329-1

Purchase of two used ROROs a critical step in sealift recapitalization

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 25, 2022) – The Navy and Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) recent purchase of two used roll-on roll-off (RORO) vessels is an important step in addressing one of U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM) top priorities, the recapitalization of the strategic sealift fleet. “Sealift is important to deploying a combat-credible force, and …
Published: Friday, March 25, 2022
Article Views: 2946      Release #: 20220325-1

GHC transition period paused after U.S. Court of Federal Claims filing

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 23, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) voluntarily has agreed to a stay of performance for the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC). This action comes after Connected Global Solutions, LLC (CGSL) filed a complaint on March 14 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) challenging award of the GHC. Compliance with the stay of performance …
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Article Views: 3158      Release #: 20220323-1

USTRANSCOM and Blue Origin leaders meet to discuss space cargo

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 23, 2022) -- U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Dee Mewbourne, deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) met with Blue Origin leadership yesterday to discuss potential use cases for USTRANSCOM and tour the New Glenn rocket manufacturing facility at Cape Canaveral, Florida. In December, both organizations signed a cooperative research and development …
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Article Views: 2565      Release #: 20220323-2

USTRANSCOM annual awards celebrate excellence and service

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 14, 2022) –U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) honored its 2021 outstanding military and civilian performers during an Annual Awards ceremony today. Ten civilian and military service members were recognized for their performance and service to the community. “I couldn’t be prouder of this organization. We have an amazing warfighting team …
Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Article Views: 2131      Release #: 20220315-1

75 Years of Mobility Operations

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 11,2022) - Operation Allies Refuge, certain to be studied for generations to come, unmistakably demonstrated the resolve of the logistics enterprise. But we cannot become complacent; the complex and dynamic nature of tomorrow’s challenges to US national security require an agile US Transportation Command, flexible, fully integrated, and …
Published: Friday, March 11, 2022
Article Views: 2022      Release #: 20220311-1

USTRANSCOM patient movement exercise strengthens aeromedical skills, partnerships

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 8, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) conducted Exercise Ultimate Caduceus (UC22) Feb. 23 – March 8 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.  The annual field training exercise is designed to test the ability of USTRANSCOM to move a large number of medical patients by air from overseas locations to treatment centers in the U.S.  …
Published: Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Article Views: 2123      Release #: 20220308-1

Global Household Goods Contract transition period begins

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 04, 2022) – The Government Accountability Office’s recent denial of protests made against the award of the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) allows for U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and HomeSafe Alliance LLC to begin contract performance and a planned nine-month transition period.  The contract, awarded on Nov. 4, 2021, provides …
Published: Friday, March 04, 2022
Article Views: 3365      Release #: 20220304-1

Empower a competitive and resilient warfighting team to project and sustain the Joint Force (Part 4 of 4-part series)

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 28, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently shared her priorities for the command and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). This is the last installment in a four-part series that explores the intent of each priority.  Empower a Competitive and Resilient …
Published: Monday, February 28, 2022
Article Views: 2759      Release #: 20220228-1

USTRANSCOM exercises aeromedical teams and global patient movement

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 23, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is the DOD’s single manager for patient movement, providing DOD global patient movement through the Defense Transportation System. To exercise this responsibility, USTRANSCOM will conduct Ultimate Caduceus (UC22) starting Feb. 23, 2022, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The annual patient movement …
Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Article Views: 2256      Release #: 20220223-1

Drive cyber domain mission assurance to project and sustain the Joint Force (Part 3 of 4-part series)

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 22, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently shared her priorities for the command and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). This is the third installment in a four-part series that explores the intent of each priority.  Drive Cyber Domain Mission Assurance . …
Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Article Views: 2907      Release #: 20220222-1

Create decision advantage to project and sustain the Joint Force (Part 2 of 4-part series)

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 14, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently shared her priorities for the command and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). This is the second installment in a four-part series that explores the intent of each priority.  Create Decision Advantage . Our …
Published: Monday, February 14, 2022
Article Views: 2837      Release #: 20220214-1

Ready now and in the future to project and sustain the Joint Force (Part 1 of 4-part series)

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 9, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently shared her priorities for the command and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). This is the first installment in a four-part series that explores the intent of each priority.  Ready Now and in the Future . …
Published: Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Article Views: 2687      Release #: 20220209-1

Recapitalization of Refuelers, Transport Ships Critical to USTRANSCOM Mission

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Much of the U.S. military's fleet of refueling aircraft is old — the newest KC-135 Stratotanker, for instance, was built in 1965. And sealift ships available to the U.S. military are also nearing the time when they'll be expected to retire.  "When I look at the capabilities that Transcom has, [when] I look at the sealift, our ships are 46 years old," said Air Force Gen. Jacqueline …
Published: Thursday, February 03, 2022
Article Views: 2647      Release #: 20220203-1

Gen. Van Ovost announces USTRANSCOM priorities

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), ushered in the New Year with the announcement of her priorities (USTRANSCOM Priorities) . Van Ovost said her focus areas fully support those of U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. “We are in lockstep with Secretary Austin’s …
Published: Monday, January 31, 2022
Article Views: 3628      Release #: 20220131-1

USTRANSCOM commander visits INDOPACOM with focus on critical logistics support

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2022) – The commander of U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, traveled to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 23-27, for a firsthand look at the critical logistics support TRANSCOM provides to the Indo-Pacific region.   In her first overseas theater …
Published: Monday, January 31, 2022
Article Views: 2429      Release #: 20220131-3

Marking 30 years: USTRANSCOM’s Joint Transportation Reserve Unit Nation’s first joint reserve unit formed for value of expertise from mix of reserve services

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Jan. 21, 2022) -- The nation’s first joint reserve unit marked its 30th anniversary this fall, highlighting the success of what the Joint Staff considered in 1991 as a “prototype” for the unified commands in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  The mission of the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU) is to augment the U.S. Transportation …
Published: Friday, January 21, 2022
Article Views: 2957      Release #: 20220121-1

Personal Property Customer Satisfaction Survey pilot program expands

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Jan. 20, 2022) – Earlier this month, the Defense Personal Property Program Management Office (DPMO) at U.S. Transportation Command made a new customer satisfaction survey tool available to all customers. “All service members and civilians with household goods shipments in the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) should now expect to receive requests to …
Published: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Article Views: 2262      Release #: 20220120-1
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