Army Maj. Gen. Vincent Barker, U.S. Transportation Command chief of staff, speaks during his retirement ceremony May 19, at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. (U.S. Transportation Command photo by Brien Vorhees)
Army Maj. Gen. Vincent Barker, U.S. Transportation Command chief of staff
U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), and U.S. Navy Fleet Master Chief Donald Myrick, senior enlisted leader, USTRANSCOM, pose for a photo with 597th Transportation Brigade command leadership during an official visit to the brigade headquarters at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia, May 11, 2023.
Deployed medical crews at this location in support of U.S. Central Command's execution of Operation Enduring Freedom recently joined forces to aeromedically evacuate a seriously injured Chinese citizen to Singapore
By Army Maj. James E. Hutton, Chief of Media, U.S. Transportation Command
U.S. Transportation Command hosted a visit here Dec. 20 from a reporter and crew from the St. Louis CBS-TV affiliate (channel 4 locally) as the command tracked the progress of Santa on his mission from the North Pole
By Chief Petty Officer Michael Gallagher, Navy Office of Information 518 St. Louis
Seven Navy reservists with Joint Intelligence Center Transportation Unit 169 have been recalled to active duty for one year to support Joint Intelligence Center Infrastructure Division of U.S. Transportation Command
By Edward Baxter, Military Sealift Command Public Affairs
The U.S. Navy's heavy lift ship MV American Cormorant returned to Diego Garcia in mid-November, wrapping up a marathon five-month journey to the United Kingdom and U.S. for maintenance, and to carry additional watercraft cargo
A Military Sealift Command chartered ship was named in honor of Vietnam War Air Force Medal of Honor recipient, Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger, at a ceremony Nov. 28, at Detyens Shipyard in Charleston
The 305th AMW recently won its fifth consecutive USAF Outstanding Unit Award and, in the process, has become interlaced forever with that of the world's most successful large organization - Air Mobility Command
By Army Maj. James E. Hutton, Chief of Media, U.S. Transportation Command
A senior U.S. Transportation Command leader informed local members of the National Defense Transportation Association of the command's part in supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in a presentation here Nov. 29
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug USNS Apache (T-ATF 172) rescued four people from an 80-foot sailing yacht foundering in 20-knot winds and 12 foot seas 1,400 miles southwest of the Azores on Nov. 25.
By Staff Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
Force protection has become a household name since the terrorist attacks more than two months ago. From MacDill's front gate to the newspaper's front page, the words "force protection" keep everyone aware of potential attacks
By mid October, more than 50 members of U.S. Transportation Command's Joint Transportation Reserve Unit were recalled for one year active duty to coordinate Department of Defense and government agencies transportation
The Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark announced Nov. 14 that Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) (selectee) Donna L. Crisp is being assigned as deputy chief of staff for shore base management, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
John M. Stewart Jr., former president of Southern Computer Exchange and Data Processing Equipment Corporation, of Nashville, Tenn., answered the call after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
By Tech. Sgt. Karen Petitt, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
In an initiative to enhance the presentation of mobility forces and streamline manning and resources, Air Mobility Command officials will realign and reduce its Lead Mobility Wing mission from five to two wings
By Gen. John W. Handy, Commander in Chief, U.S. Transportation Command and Commander, Air Mobility Command
On this Veterans Day we are a nation at war-a new kind of war, but certainly one that will require the brave sacrifices like that of our valiant men and women who have honorably served in defense of our great nation in past wars
By Tech. Sgt. Karen Petitt, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks overshadowed Air Mobility Command declaring Initial Operations Capability for its Mobility 2000 concept of air operations, but, at the same time, focused the command's efforts to mobilize quickly
The Senate's Republican Leader, Trent Lott, paid tribute on the senate floor Oct. 24, 2001 to General Charles T. Robertson, Jr., commander in chief, U.S. Transportation Command and commander of Air Mobility Command
By Lt. Col. Deb Bertrand, Warner-Robins Air Logistics Center Public Affairs Office
United in American air space, at more than 400 nautical mph, one of the 19th ARG's KC-135R Stratotankers connected with a NATO Airborne Warning and Control Systems plane to transfer jet fuel to their allies
Roy, a senior master sergeant with the 615th Air Mobility Operations Group, has O-negative blood. The pint he gave Oct. 10, though, went right into the veins of an Army soldier, helping to save his life
MSC's Food Service Excellence Award is being re-named the Captain David M. Cook Award to honor the contributions of MSC's former director of logistics, Navy Capt. David M. Cook who died of cancer on April 26, 2001
By Master Sgts. Randy Mitchell and Kenneth Fidler, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs
The two U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III airlifters that airdropped about 35,000 Humanitarian Daily Rations into Afghanistan early Oct. 8, marked the first U.S. military airdrop of humanitarian aid to the region
By Airman 1st Class Andrew Svoboda 436th Airlift Public Affairs
Local corporations, restaurants, grocery stores, organizations, the general public throughout the DelMarVa region, as well as the Delaware National Guard, have all lent a hand in supporting the people of Dover AFB
By Capt. Elizabeth A. Ortiz, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs
Operations security, or OPSEC, is a key component of antiterrorism and force protection. It helps protect servicemembers, civilian employees, families, facilities and equipment everywhere by denying information
By Staff Sgt. Mark Diamond, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
Almost immediately following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., requests began pouring in for Travis AFB support in transporting everything from blood supplies and humanitarian assistance supplies
Saturday, Sept. 15, was a busy day aboard USNS Comfort. The Navy hospital ship is berthed at pier 92 on the West Side of Manhattan to provide food and laundry services and short-term lodging space for firemen and disaster recovery personnel
By Cristina McGlew, Military Sealift Command Public Affairs Office
The four-member search and rescue team from Mexico City, Mexico, called the Rescate Topos - Rescue Moles - paid their own way on the first allowed flight out of Mexico City to New York to help their North American brothers and sisters
By Gen. Charles T. "Tony" Robertson, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Transportation Command, and Commander, Air Mobility Command
Tuesday, when America was struck by tragedy-you responded. From transporting critical recovery teams and equipment to donating life-giving blood, as you have done so many times before, you made a difference
By Gerry J. Gilmore, American Forces Press Service
President Bush today authorized the call-up of up to 50,000 National Guardsmen and reservists to active duty to support national security efforts in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington
USNS Comfort is headed to New York City to provide disaster relief to victims of the recent terrorist attack. Comfort will arrive at Naval Weapons Station Earle, N.J., Friday, Sept. 14, to load supplies and additional personnel
Participating were Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton, Secretary of the Army Thomas E. White, Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.), and Senator John Warner (R-Va.))
The Department of Defense is continuing to respond to the attack that occurred Sep. 11 at 9:38 a.m. EDT. There are no casualty figures currently available. Injured personnel were taken to several area hospitals.
"On behalf of all the members of America's Army, I'd like to express my condolences to the families of U.S. citizens killed or injured in the terrorist attacks conducted against the United States on Sept. 11, 2000"
By Edward Baxter, MSCEUR Public Affairs and Bram de Jong, MTMC 598th U.S. Army Transportation Terminal Group Public Affairs
A U.S. Navy contracted cargo ship off-loaded U.S. Army helicopters and other supplies at Koper, Slovenia-the first time the port has been used for a major Stabilization Force or SFOR equipment deployment
By Capt. Patricia Lang, 319th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Air Force Gen. Charles T. "Tony" Robertson, commander in chief U.S. Transportation command and commander Air Mobility Command, cut the ribbon on the base fitness center addition here Aug. 24, making the center here the largest in AMC
By Master Sgt. Dan Murphy, 437th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Senior Airman Michael Morris, 17th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, submitted suggestion to the IDEA Program to eliminate the logistic rail bridge assembly on the C-17 Globemaster III, and his idea earned him a check for $10,000
More than 300 Dover Team members joined nearly 700 people from 25 bases across the country to unite for Air Mobility Command's Inspector General Exercise held last month in Savannah, Ga., Fort Campbell, Ky., and Pope Air Force Base, N.C.
Coordinating a Strategic Distribution Management Initiative meeting Aug. 14 of ocean carriers, discussion centered on a creative partnership of Air Force planes and commercial trucks supporting U.S. Army troops in Bosnia.
By Chief Petty Officer Mike Gallagher, Navy Information Bureau 518
U.S. Transportation Command's Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, in conjunction with Chapter 46 of the Reserve Officer's Association, will donate a collection of handpicked books, known as the Veteran's Literary Collection to the base library
The Air Force announced that Brig. Gen. (select) David R. Lefforge will succeed Brig. Gen. Thomas P. Kane as commander of the 60th Air Mobility Wing. Lefforge currently serves as the executive officer to CINCTRANS and commander of AMC
By 2nd Lt. Robert Lazaro, 319th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center recently announced the approval of the Humanitarian Service Medal for members of Grand Forks AFB members who distinguished themselves in relief efforts during the June 2000 floods
By Staff Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol, 319th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
The 319th Air Refueling Wing is more than five months into a six-month commitment to support Operation Northern Watch at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, and the dedication to support the effort hasn't let up one bit
By Larry D. McCaskill, Deployment Support Command Public Affairs Office
Deployment Support Command personnel and their commercial transportation industry partners are receiving additional training in updates and revisions in cargo booking procedures to implement the new Universal Services Contract
With the symbolic gesture of passing the command colors, Brig. Gen. Donald D. Parker relinquished command of the Military Traffic Management Command's Deployment Support Command to Brig Gen. Barbara Doornink
Balloons filled the air as Hilaria Benavidez, the ship's sponsor, sent a champagne bottle flying to crack against the bow of LMSR ship USNS Benavidez naming the ship for her late husband, retired Army Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez
A body was recovered from the Cape Fear River July 17 about three miles south of the motor vessel SSG Edward A. Carter Jr. (T-AK 4544), which is moored at the 597th Transportation Terminal Group, Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, N.C.
By Senior Airman Jennifer Andrews, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
Lt. Gen. Walter S. Hogle Jr. relinquished command of 15th Air Force to Maj. Gen. John D. Becker July 10 with Gen. Charles T."Tony" Robertson, commander in chief of the U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command commander presiding
A pre-solicitation conference will be held for the transition from a Guaranteed Traffic Agreement to a Tailored Logistics Contract for freight transportation services for the Defense Logistics Agency's Defense Depot at Hill Air Force Base
By Edward Baxter, Military Sealift Command - Europe, Public Affairs
SS Pfc. Eugene A. Obregon served two major roles in Baltic Operations 2000-playing the role of a United Nations sanctions 'violator,' and acting as a high value unit escorted by warships from a variety of Baltic and NATO nations
The day dawned overcast, threatening rain, but nothing could dampen the spirits of more than 50 Military Sealift Command employees June 2 as they participated in the annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation National Race for the Cure
U.S. Transportation Command and the Defense Logistics Agency are in the process of redesigning and streamlining the Department of Defense global distribution system through the Strategic Distribution Management Initiative
If you're in the air mobility business or are one of its customers who has an idea on how to make your job better, but just don't know how to prove it, try enlisting the help of the Air Mobility Battlelab.
On June 11, 2001, Military Sealift Command, Europe began the eighth Unified Charger 2001-an exercise simulating the movement of heavy combat equipment and supplies at four commercial ports throughout Europe.
By Edward Baxter, Military Sealift Command, Europe Public Affairs
Military Sealift Command sailors and civilian mariners in Alicante, Spain moved in early May, from one ship to the other, as USNS Concord and USNS Spica changed operating locations to different parts of the globe.
By Lt. Lisa L. Brackenbury, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs Officer
Logistics operations may not be as glamorous as flight operations on an aircraft carrier or tank maneuvers in the desert, but keeping troops in the field supplied with fuel, provisions and equipment is just as important to a mission's overall success.
Maj. Gen. John D. Becker, director, J-3/4,United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Ill., will become commander, 15th Air Force, AMC, and commander, Tanker Task Force, United States Strategic Command, Travis AFB, Calif.
The Military Sealift Command will commemorate the U.S. Merchant Marine's proud tradition of service to the nation at a National Maritime Day memorial service at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, Washington Navy Yard.
By Staff Sgt. Cortchie Welch, Air Mobility Command Public Affairs
Providing commanders and supervisors with information they need to conduct solid career counseling for their troops continues to be the focus of Air Mobility Command's Year of Retention and Recruiting initiative.
By Edward Baxter, MSCEUR Public Affairs and Bram de Jong, MTMC 598th Transportation Terminal Group Public Affairs.
For the second time in less than three months, the Black Sea port of Bourgas, Bulgaria is serving as the gateway to the Balkans for U.S. Forces supporting North Atlantic Treaty Organization operations as part of the Kosovo Force.
It has been a long time since MV Cape Hudson sailed. Too long, but for this year's Exercise Cobra Gold 2001, the 749 foot 8 inch, roll on roll off, load on, load off ship is the lead equipment transport
By Army Maj. James E. Hutton, Chief of Media, U.S. Transportation Command Public Affairs
USTRANSCOM worked with the USPACOM and the JCS to define the requirements, and AMC coordinated details and chartered a Continental Airlines aircraft to carry crew members from the Hainan to Guam and directed a C-17 to move the crew on to Hawaii
A trucking firm which shuttled Presidential papers and a barge service that supports service members at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were among the winners of the Military Traffic Management Command's 2000 Quality Awards
Each year, the Department of Defense presents the annual joint service air show at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. While the open house is hosted at Andrews, all service branches -- Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy -- participate
By Bram de Jong, Public Affairs Officer, 598th Transportation Group
Since 2 April, American Auto Logistics, Inc (AAL) performs the undercarriage cleaning process at the Port of Bremerhaven, Germany for privately owned vehicles originating in Germany, Benelux and Northern Italy vehicle processing centers
By Bram de Jong, Public Affairs Officer, 598th Transportation Group Military Traffic Management Command
Food distribution to American military forces in Europe is back on schedule. All embargoed Military Traffic Management Command food containers at the port of Rotterdam have been released for delivery to Germany
Rising Six, the junior enlisted organization for Scott AFB, is involved in yet another project for the community. Members and other volunteers will be assisting the Christmas in April project sponsored by Tri-Cities Area, Inc. in Granite City, Ill.
The Military Traffic Management Command's Deployment Support Command helps deploy and sustain America's fighting forces in times of peace or crisis by ensuring military cargo arrives rapidly and safely wherever needed
By 1st Lt. Dawn Young, 349th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
Eleven members from the 349th Air Mobility Wing's Memorial Affairs Squadron departed for Dover Air Force Base, Del. to assist in identifying the remains of 21 National Guardsmen, victims of the March 3 C-23 Sherpa crash
The Crash Location Enhancement Study Program. Simply, the Federal Highway Administration makes funding available to the Newport News, Va., agency to offer free highway safety studies to Department of Defense
A C-21 crew comprised of 458th Airlift Squadron and 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron personnel on a local training sortie to Klamath Falls, Ore., learned the meaning of flexibility when it became a medevac mission to Honduras
In the last year, Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Privratsky figures he has traveled a quarter million miles by airplane - chalking up most of the mileage visiting the 24 ports operated by the Military Traffic Management Command
A Charleston aircrew recently got the chance to go "down under" and show the capabilities and professionalism of the 437th Airlift Wing and the U.S. Air Force at the Australian International Airshow 2001
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced in Washington March 1 that the President has nominated U.S. Transportation Command chief of staff, Brig. Gen. Carlos D. "Butch" Pair for appointment to the rank of major general
By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Jackson, 349th Air Mobility Wing public affairs
To battle-tested members of the 349th Aeromedical Evacuation and 349th Aeromedical Staging Squadrons, it brings flashbacks of Pacific Warrior and a stressful, but successful Expeditionary Operational Readiness Inspection
The message from the Director, Distribution Analysis Center, to the Government Traffic Policy Committee of the American Trucking Association was the same: Join MTMC in attempting to identify and eliminate time lost at transshipment points
U.S. Transportation Command concluded a week-long final planning conference for the Joint Staff exercise Positive Force 01 which includes USTRANSCOM's Turbo Challenge 01 and Ultimate Caduceus 01 here today
Underway replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe won the MSC Food Service Excellence Award in the large ship category, while acoustic research ship USNS Hayes won the MSC Food Service Excellence Award in the small ship category
By Gen. Charles T. "Tony" Robertson, Commander in Chief U.S. Transportation Command, and Commander, Air Mobility Command
February 15, 2001 marks the 36th anniversary of Military Traffic Management Command. MTMC's profound mission of providing global surface transportation to the world's greatest military force is central to meeting our nation's strategic goals
By Capt. Thomas Crosson, 60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs
Aircrews from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and McChord AFB, Wash., teamed up to fly more than 11,000 miles in 27 hours to move 245,600 pounds of humanitarian supplies donated to India to assist survivors of the Jan. 26 earthquake
A high-speed boat chase off the coast of Cuba ended with the U.S. Coast Guard opening fire on a suspected drug runner's boat and the first narcotics seizure for Military Sealift Command ocean surveillance ship USNS Persistent
A crew from Travis AFB helped the Joint Strike Fighter program reach a milestone last month when a KC-10 piloted by the 6th ARS performed the first in-flight refueling of Boeing's X-32A concept demonstrator
By Navy Reserve Capt. Margaret Ronzio, Navy Office of Information 518 St. Louis
The Air Force Reserve Element of the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit at U.S. Transportation Command contributed 2,492 workdays of support in fiscal year 2000, 33% of the 7,567 workdays contributed by the joint reserve unit