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2002 News Archive (271)

U.S. Transportation Command seeks lessons learned from Santa Claus

“Much of what Santa does is closely related to what we do here at USTRANSCOM,” said Army Lt. Col. Scott D. Ross. “We are both in the business of transportation and the delivery of goods,”
Published: Thursday, December 19, 2002
Article Views: 1093      Release #: 021213-1

AMC efforts build quality of life

Air Mobility Command leaders are calling fiscal year 2002 one of the best years ever for their efforts to enhance the quality of life for people throughout the command.
Published: Friday, December 13, 2002
Article Views: 1136      Release #: 021206-1

New equipment helps Fairchild meet mission more safely

The new equipment uses computer technology to measure, record and transmit friction levels of the base’s runway, taxiways and aircraft ramp surfaces, to help prevent skidding.
Published: Friday, December 13, 2002
Article Views: 1003      Release #: 021206-4

KC-135 simulator rocks, rolls with new upgrade

To create the most realistic experience possible for pilots, the Boeing KC-135 simulator at the MacDill AFB Flight Sim Center has been upgraded
Published: Friday, December 13, 2002
Article Views: 1141      Release #: 021213-2

USTRANSCOM colonel nominated for promotion to brigadier general

Secretary of Defense announced today that the President of the United States has nominated Col. David “Tanker” Snyder to the rank of Brig. Gen. in the U.S. Air Force.
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Article Views: 1009      Release #: 021212-1

MSC transfers special mission ship to National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

Military Sealift Command transferred control of ocean surveillance ship USNS Indomitable to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration on Dec. 9, 2002.
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Article Views: 1201      Release #: 021212-2

USTRANSCOM sends relief supplies to Guam in wake of category 5 typhoon

U.S. Transportation Command is planning and coordinating the transport of relief supplies to Guam following Super Typhoon Pongsona.
Published: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Article Views: 1003      Release #: 021211-1

AMC senior officer announcements

Air Mobility Command officials have made the following announcements concerning command senior officers:
Published: Friday, December 06, 2002
Article Views: 1041      Release #: 021206-3

Apache completes dive exercise off Croatia

Military Sealift Command’s ocean-going tug and salvage ship USNS Apache—along with divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two—wrapped up a bi-lateral dive exercise off the coast of Croatia in late September.
Published: Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Article Views: 1123      Release #: 021202-1

NDTA President visits USTRANSCOM

Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wykle, USA (ret), right, visits with Gen. John Handy, commander, U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command, Monday, Dec. 2, 2002.
Published: Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Article Views: 1104      Release #: 021203-1

From caves to the waves: Green Wave brings naval hospital home

The U.S. Navy’s Fleet Hospital Program has stored everything required to support a 500-bed surgical hospital in the climate-controlled ‘Bjugn’ caves since the late 1980’s.
Published: Monday, November 25, 2002
Article Views: 1043      Release #: 021125-1

MSC supports homeland security initiatives

Small boats and a helicopter-training platform for U.S. Coast Guard homeland security training are parts of two five-year contracts awarded by the Navy's Military Sealift Command in late September.
Published: Friday, November 15, 2002
Article Views: 1095      Release #: 021107-1

MSC partners with maritime industry for experimental catamaran charter

the Military Sealift Command often teams with the commercial maritime industry to find innovative maritime solutions.
Published: Friday, November 15, 2002
Article Views: 995      Release #: 021107-2

MTMC Quality Award deadline approaches

The deadline is fast approaching to nominate a civilian transportation provider for the Military Traffic Management Command’s 2002 Quality Awards.
Published: Friday, November 15, 2002
Article Views: 1087      Release #: 021115-1

Personal vehicle storage: New program supports eligible service members

Available since May 1, the program offers a no-cost standardized storage option for service members who qualify.
Published: Friday, November 15, 2002
Article Views: 1097      Release #: 021115-2

TRAC2ES in Operation Enduring Freedom

In 1993, the Department of Defense assigned the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), at Scott AFB Ill., the responsibility of re-engineering the patient movement process.
Published: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Article Views: 1891      Release #: 021113-1

USTRANSCOM creates ground-breaking intelligence tool

TIDE (Transportation Intelligence Digital Environment) lets the center's intelligence analysts create comprehensive transportation intelligence products directly on the internet.
Published: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Article Views: 1135      Release #: 021113-2

Convention addresses air mobility successes, future

Military and civilian, active duty, Guard and Reserve and contractor representatives, almost 3,000 strong, met here Nov. 7 through 10 for the 34th gathering of the Airlift/Tanker Association.
Published: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Article Views: 1145      Release #: 021114-1

U.S. Transportation Command participates in NFL halftime salute to veterans

Lt. Gen. Gary H. Hughey, deputy commander, USTRANSCOM was the guest of honor during the St. Louis Rams' halftime salute to veterans on Sunday, November 10, 2002.
Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Article Views: 1102      Release #: 021111-1

Change of command for USTRANSCOM Coast Guard Reservists

The Coast Guard Reserve Element of U. S. Transportation Command’s Joint Transportation Reserve Unit has a new commander, Capt. Ronald L. Davis.
Published: Thursday, November 07, 2002
Article Views: 1158      Release #: 021104-1

MSC brings 'mystery' tank home

U.S. troops found a U.S.-built M-47 'Patton' tank slumped on a hill-side close to the U.S. Army base of Camp McGovern, and now it's been recovered and brought home.
Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Article Views: 1046      Release #: 021030-1

Air Force demonstrates 'smart tanker' concept

The Air Force moved closer to its 'smart tanker' vision Oct. 23 when the first Roll-on Beyond Line of Sight Enhancement (ROBE), pallet-equipped tanker relayed communication data while flying from here to Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Article Views: 1211      Release #: 021029-1

STRATEGIC DISTRIBUTION: Transformation now!

Since the program's inception in 2000, the strategic partnership of Defense Logistics Agency, and the US Transportation Command have resulted in dramatic improvements in the performance of the DoD supply chain.
Published: Monday, October 28, 2002
Article Views: 1132      Release #: 021025-1

Navy's ocean transportation leader promoted to 3-Star admiral

Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III, USN, was promoted Oct. 23, by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark at ceremonies on the historic Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2002
Article Views: 1338      Release #: 021024-1

Pacer CRAG modification program draws to a close

The KC-135 Pacer CRAG modification program officially came to a close and senior officials at both commands are calling the program a tremendous success.
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2002
Article Views: 1701      Release #: 021024-2

DoD sustainment cargoes: MTMC increases container
documentation requirements

Strengthened container documentation requirements have been announced by the Military Traffic Management Command.
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2002
Article Views: 1094      Release #: 021024-3

Maj. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody assumes command of MTMC

Maj. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody assumed the duties of commanding general of MTMC at a ceremony Oct. 17, at Fort Myer, Va. replacing Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Privratsky.
Published: Friday, October 18, 2002
Article Views: 1055      Release #: 021018-1

New AMC policy allows passengers to fly with more pets

Passengers traveling on permanent change of station orders between the U.S. and overseas on Patriot Express flights now have the opportunity to move more than the authorized two pets per family.
Published: Friday, October 18, 2002
Article Views: 1103      Release #: 021018-2

USTRANSCOM - One year after 911

Throughout the last 12 months USTRANSCOM has experienced one of the highest operational tempos the command has seen since Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2002
Article Views: 1112      Release #: 021014-1

General Handy meets with King of Jordan; speaks at computer symposium

Gen. John Handy recently visited Jordan to take part in the Computer Network Defense Symposium II, opened by His Majesty King Abdullah II.
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2002
Article Views: 1101      Release #: 021017-1

General Handy's statement before the House Armed Services Committee Merchant Marine Panel, October 8, 2002

Read the statement given by Gen. John W. Handy, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command on the Maritime Security Program
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Article Views: 1091      Release #: 021016-1

MTMC employee is Army´s top traffic manager of 2002

Two decades after starting work with the Military Traffic Management Command as a shipping clerk, Dr. Son, Hui-chol, has received the Army´s top traffic management award.
Published: Friday, October 11, 2002
Article Views: 1089      Release #: 021011-1

MSC reservists test their skills in SFOR equipment rotation

It´s what they train for all year... the opportunity to go where the action is, and complete a real-world military mission.
Published: Friday, October 11, 2002
Article Views: 1115      Release #: 021011-2

DLA and TRANSCOM leaders meet

Vice Adm. Keith W. Lippert, director, DLA, along with Frank Lotts, deputy director, J-3, and Al Banghart, director, Enterprise Transformation, outlined changes in the way DLA does business for Gen. John W. Handy, commander, USTRANSCOM.
Published: Friday, October 11, 2002
Article Views: 1078      Release #: 021011-3

Belleville Native Returns to Missiles

The commander and long-time member of the Air Force Reserve Element of U. S. Transportation Command’s Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, leaves the command.
Published: Friday, October 11, 2002
Article Views: 1107      Release #: 021011-4

Change at the helm for USTRANSCOM Navy Reservists

The Navy Reserve Element of U. S. Transportation Command’s Joint Transportation Reserve Unit has a new commander, Capt. Earl K. Hamilton.
Published: Friday, October 11, 2002
Article Views: 1164      Release #: 021011-5

General Handy addresses hundreds at NDTA’s 56th Annual Forum

“No other organization in the Department of Defense has anything like NDTA to provide such an effective bridge between industry and the military,” Handy told hundreds of Forum attendees.
Published: Monday, October 07, 2002
Article Views: 1094      Release #: 021001-1

USTRANSCOM transports 40 litter patients out of harm’s way as Hurricane Lili approached

“We were called because no one else could handle that amount of litter patients in a short time,” Reilly pointed out. “We are always ready to go at a moment’s notice.”
Published: Monday, October 07, 2002
Article Views: 1074      Release #: 021003-1

Department of Defense announces contract award for GTN21

A contract award was announced Sept. 26 for USTRANSCOM's GTN21 program.
Published: Friday, September 27, 2002
Article Views: 1279      Release #: 020927-1

United States Transportation Command celebrates 15 years

A message from General John W. Handy, commander, U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2002
Article Views: 1041      Release #: 020926-1

Improved In-Transit Visibility Makes The Difference Between 'Click' And 'Bang'

In-Transit Visibility is the military's goal to clearly track the identity, status and location of traveling personnel and cargo from origin to destination -- and to make that information available to warfighters.
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2002
Article Views: 1051      Release #: 020926-2

MTMC moves forward to revamp defense moves

MTMC has presented to the U.S. Transportation Command a comprehensive plan that will significantly revamp defense moves beginning October 2004.
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2002
Article Views: 1082      Release #: 020926-3

Research May Lead To Multi-Purpose Grease, Landing Gear Solution

A low-cost replacement grease Air Force Research Laboratory experts developed for cruise missile bearings could help eliminate C-5 maintenance costs caused by corrosion, rust and wear, saving the service big dollars.
Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Article Views: 1101      Release #: 020925-1

New Security Forces Troop Uses Language Skills To Help Portuguese Jetline

Member of the 436th Security Forces Squadron, came to the rescue of a commercial jetliner that found itself in a precarious situation Sept. 12.
Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Article Views: 972      Release #: 020925-2

Military Sealift Command Employees "Run For America"

Civilian and military employees of the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, headquartered in Washington, D.C., took part in the second annual "Run for America" from September 8-11, 2002.
Published: Friday, September 20, 2002
Article Views: 1156      Release #: 020920-1

Lt. Gen. Brown Retires

Army Lt. Gen Daniel G. Brown retired after 34 years of service in a ceremony at Ft. Eustis, Va., Sept. 13th
Published: Friday, September 20, 2002
Article Views: 1060      Release #: 020920-2

Handy remembers Sept. 11, military service

Gen. Handy reflected on the anniversary of terrorist attacks against America as the guest speaker for the Air Force Ball at the North Charleston Convention Center Saturday, Sept., 7.
Published: Friday, September 20, 2002
Article Views: 1041      Release #: 020920-3

Reservists Reflect On Mobilization One Year After 9-11

The reservists who support the United States Transportation Command, located at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, recall how the tragedy of 9-11 affected themselves and the command.
Published: Friday, September 20, 2002
Article Views: 1042      Release #: 020920-4

MSC hosts Estonian defense ministers

At the invitation of the Commander of the Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron One, and the U.S. Embassy in Estonia, Estonian officials visited the MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo Aug. 30, while the ship was anchored just off the capital city of Tallinn.
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2002
Article Views: 1129      Release #: 020912-1

E-mail access to improve for people on TDY within AMC

AMC's mobility warriors will have the capability to check their government e-mail from other bases within the command, as long as they have access to a computer on the new AMC Windows 2000 Network.
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Article Views: 1180      Release #: 020911-1

MTMC shipment: Donated oak timbers take on new life in USS Constitution

Oak timbers will be installed in the USS Constitution as the result of an unusual shipment arranged by the Military Traffic Management Command.
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Article Views: 1397      Release #: 020911-2

General Handy focuses on serving the nation during Sept. 11 ceremony

Gen. John W. Handy led more than 2,500 men and women under his command in the pledge of allegiance, then expressed his gratitude to them for their service to the nation during a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony.
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Article Views: 1013      Release #: 020911-3

Pusan battalion selected as MTMC's top unit

The 837th Transportation Battalion, Pusan, South Korea, has been selected as the top winner based on its performance in 2001.
Published: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Article Views: 1172      Release #: 020903-1

USTRANSCOM’s chief of staff thanks 257th Movement Control Battalion for their role in support of Operation Noble Eagle

In late October 2001, 200 members of the 257th Movement Control Battalion were called up to support Operation Noble Eagle at the Operations Center, Military Traffic Management Command, Fort Eustis, Va.
Published: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Article Views: 1211      Release #: 020905-1

Army recognizes MTMC Reserve unit for deployment award

The 1190th was cited as a recipient of a 2002 Deployment Excellence Award winner in the category of Supporting Unit-Army Reserve.
Published: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Article Views: 1123      Release #: 020903-2

Air Mobility Command answers call to Global War on Terrorism

"AMC immediately went into action (after the Sep. 11th attacks) supporting the defense of our homeland in Operation Noble Eagle," said Gen. John W. Handy, commander in chief of U.S. Transportation Command and commander of AMC.
Published: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Article Views: 1121      Release #: 020903-3

North Carolina generals meet far from home and discover common interest - NASCAR

The N.C. Guard generals presented Gen. John W. Handy, commander, USTRANSCOM & AMC, with a replica of the #88 Air Force inspired Winston Cup car driven by Dale Jarrett.
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2002
Article Views: 1102      Release #: 020827-1

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs visits U.S. Transportation Command

Mr. Lincoln P. Bloomfield, assistant secretary of state, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs visited U.S. Transportation Command here, Aug. 27.
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2002
Article Views: 1052      Release #: 020827-2

U.S. Transportation Command promotes new deputy commander in chief

Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gary H. Hughey was promoted today to the rank of Lt. Gen. and will be the first Marine to serve as deputy commander in chief, U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2002
Article Views: 1067      Release #: 020829-1

U.S., Norwegians commemorate successful survey mission aboard Henson

Norwegian oceanographers and scientists joined their U.S. colleagues aboard USNS Henson recently— marking the end of another hydrographic survey mission between Norway and the United States.
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2002
Article Views: 1084      Release #: 020829-2

USTRANSCOM reservists help fill void

When the war on terrorism was declared after the devastating attack on Sept. 11, 2001, 78 reservists were called up to support U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2002
Article Views: 1084      Release #: 020828-1

MTMC NCO of the Year announced

Sgt Gregory Koskey, of the 838th Transportation Battalion, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was selected as the MTMC Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2002.
Published: Monday, August 26, 2002
Article Views: 967      Release #: 020826-1

Air Mobility Battlelab comes of age

The Air Force Air Mobility Battlelab, Fort Dix, N.J., participated in Global Mobility Wargame 2002, a first-of-its-kind wargame to examine future Air Force and defense transportation and logistics capabilities before the war begins.
Published: Monday, August 26, 2002
Article Views: 1091      Release #: 020826-2

100 and counting: 19th Maintenance Squadron celebrates triple-digit milestone

The 19th Maintenance Squadron celebrated the dedication of its 100th C-5 aircraft to be delivered to Air Mobility Command in a ceremony Aug. 21.
Published: Monday, August 26, 2002
Article Views: 1092      Release #: 020826-3

USNS Yukon refuels multinational fleet

USNS Yukon got an early start on RIMPAC operations by refueling ships from three different countries before the exercise started.
Published: Thursday, August 22, 2002
Article Views: 1004      Release #: 020822-1

Real-world missions keep Reserve transporters busy

"In all, we loaded about 250,000-square feet of cargo," said Lt. Col. Vernon Greene, Jr., commander, 1181st Transportation Battalion.
Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Article Views: 1030      Release #: 020820-1

U.S. Transportation Command conducts surface redeployment for Operation Enduring Freedom heroes

The equipment of the 1-187th Infantry Battalion was the first to be returned via surface transportation from warfighting in Afghanistan.
Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Article Views: 1014      Release #: 020820-3

USTRANSCOM commander in chief thanks Guard, reservists; grateful for their employer’s support

Speaking at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., Gen. Handy said, “In Air Mobility Command, the Guard and reserves are by far the greatest piece of our capability, having well over 50 percent of our assets."
Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Article Views: 1035      Release #: 020820-4

Air Force considers ECS training

As the Air Force continues to adopt an Air and Space Expeditionary Force mindset, Air Mobility Command seeks to help by creating Expeditionary Combat Support, or ECS, training.
Published: Thursday, August 15, 2002
Article Views: 1078      Release #: 020815-1

Greater Tampa Bay Area receives Abilene Trophy

The Greater Tampa Bay Area received the Air Mobility Command Community Support Award, also known as the Abilene Trophy.
Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Article Views: 1055      Release #: 020806-2

General Handy enlists more than 200 recruits into Air Force

Gen. John W. Handy, commander in chief of U.S. Transportation Command and the commander of Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., issues the oath of enlistment to more than 200 Delayed Entry Program recruits Aug. 7 at Busch Stadium.
Published: Monday, August 12, 2002
Article Views: 1083      Release #: 020812-1

Young to be promoted to civilian rank equivalent of flag officer

Ms. Patricia M. Young has been selected as the new deputy director for Logistic and Business Operations, United States Transportation Command.
Published: Friday, August 09, 2002
Article Views: 1033      Release #: 020808-1

Students in new program learn A,B, Seas

Students from Mar Vista High School, Imperial Beach, Calif., set sail aboard two Military Sealift Command fleet oilers in search of adventure, and perhaps a rewarding caree
Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Article Views: 1106      Release #: 020724-1

Military students from Germany visit USTRANSCOM, AMC

U.S. Transportation Command was host to 29 faculty and students July 23, from the German Air Force General Staff Course in Hamburg, Germany.
Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Article Views: 993      Release #: 020724-2

Reservists celebrate Family Appreciation Day

The Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU) hosted Family Appreciation Day, 20 July 2002, to show appreciation to their family members.
Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Article Views: 1021      Release #: 020730-2

Taking care of people: Adverse employee impacts may
be minimized in streamlining

While considerable change has taken place within MTMC in recent years, impacted employees have benefited from a tremendous organizational support structure in both form and spirit.
Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2002
Article Views: 1130      Release #: 020806-1

Liquid Fuels Maintenance keeps 'juice' flowing

"Anybody can fix a light and think they are an electrician or change the oil and be a mechanic," said Kevin Hughes, 436th Liquid Fuels Maintenance foreman. "But, they can't go out and repair fuel lines and be comfortable doing it."
Published: Friday, August 02, 2002
Article Views: 1000      Release #: 020722-3

Biggest since Bayonne closure: MTMC moves Task
Force in New York harbor

The 956th port team and its partners, who proudly call themselves "Team Yankee", handled the largest military equipment move in the Northeast since the 1999 closure of MTMC's Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal.
Published: Friday, August 02, 2002
Article Views: 1028      Release #: 020729-1

Military Sealift Command, Europe changes command

Capt. Dirk P. Deverill, USN, relieved Capt. Gary J. Ellis, USN, in a traditional Navy change of command ceremony, as Commander, Military Sealift Command, Europe, or MSCEUR, on July 26, 2002 at Naval Support Activity, Capodichino, Naples, Italy.
Published: Friday, August 02, 2002
Article Views: 1142      Release #: 020801-1

Two Charleston airmen selected as Air Force’s outstanding

Staff Sgt. Terrence Carraway, 315th Security Forces Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Brian Sharman, 437th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight, were told they would be wearing the Outstanding Airman Badge for the next year.
Published: Friday, August 02, 2002
Article Views: 1057      Release #: 020801-2

Weber receives Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff award and farewell from USTRANSCOM

The award signed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers, highlights many of Weber’s accomplishments.
Published: Friday, August 02, 2002
Article Views: 1047      Release #: 020801-3

Reservists celebrate Family Appreciation Day

Members of the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU) hosted their families for a picnic at Scott Lake as part of Family Appreciation Day on July 20, 2002.
Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Article Views: 1102      Release #: 020730-1

Transportation Engineering Agency wins award

A Transportation Engineering Agency project that uses the Web to track freight shipments and the factors that influence them has won a cartographic honor.
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2002
Article Views: 768      Release #: 020724-3

Mariner wins award . . . mariner wins award

First Assistant Engineer Tim Bobseine of USNS Supply won the MSC Mariner Award of Excellence for 2001, and was also honored as the Marine Employee of the Year for 2001.
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2002
Article Views: 1033      Release #: 020724-4

USTRANSCOM moves to fix inadequate system of shipping personal property

Since the mid 1990s, USTRANSCOM and MTMC have been evaluating a series of pilot programs throughout the Department of Defense to find more efficient methods of moving personal property.
Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Article Views: 1073      Release #: 020716-1

New York ANG refuelers proud to be part of OEF

"It's evident that we're proud to serve," said Col. Thomas Keough, commander of the 107th Air Refueling Wing, NY ANG. "We didn't have to mobilize anyone. We all volunteered"
Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Article Views: 992      Release #: 020722-2

Lt. Gen. Wald flies in 88th C-17 to Charleston

Lt. Gen. Wald was the delivery official for the C-17's maiden flight from the Boeing assembly plant in Long Beach, Calif. to Charleston Air Force Base.
Published: Monday, July 22, 2002
Article Views: 1110      Release #: 020722-1

TRANSCOM commander toots his troops' horn

"I find myself saying, 'How did they do that?'" Gen. Handy said referring to the USTRANSCOM workforce. "I tell people it's like watching people putting together a Rubik's Cube every single day."
Published: Friday, July 19, 2002
Article Views: 1119      Release #: 020715-1

C-5 modernization takes first step

It allows us to move the warfighter and critical combat equipment faster and more efficiently," said Col. Jim "Cuda" Lynch, development system manager for the C-5 modernization program.
Published: Friday, July 19, 2002
Article Views: 1147      Release #: 020715-2

MTMC changes its domestic freight contracting process

The Military Traffic Management Command has begun changing the way it contracts for moving most domestic freight and fuels.
Published: Friday, July 19, 2002
Article Views: 1015      Release #: 020718-1

MTMC Reservist named Soldier of the Year by Virginia AUSA chapter

When terrorists attacked America on Sept. 11, little did Joseph Micelotta, a Capt. in the Army Reserve, know how it would impact him.
Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Article Views: 1078      Release #: 020702-2

AMC generals receive confirmation for promotion

Air Mobility Command generals confirmed for second star.
Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Article Views: 1077      Release #: 020708-1

USTRANSCOM planning disaster relief from typhoon

U.S. Transportation Command is planning and coordinating the movement of relief supplies in the wake of a typhoon that swept through the pacific islands.
Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Article Views: 1071      Release #: 020710-1

Travis care provider named best in AMC

Air Mobility Command officials awarded Moises Hernandez of Travis AFB, Calif., the AMC Family Child Care Provider of the Year for 2002.
Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Article Views: 1158      Release #: 020710-2

Global mobility and the war on terrorism

At the time of his remarks on June 27, Maj. Gen. Welser said, "USTRANSCOM had completed 11,364 missions, and moved 158,601 troops and 222,460 short tons in support of the war on terrorism."
Published: Wednesday, July 03, 2002
Article Views: 975      Release #: 020701-1

More C-130s join firefighting effort

Including the latest call-up, the U.S. Transportation Command has now delivered eight uniquely equipped airplanes with special firefighting modules to battle wildfires in the western U.S.
Published: Wednesday, July 03, 2002
Article Views: 1085      Release #: 020703-1

CSAF awards Kolligian trophy to Pope pilot

Capt. Michael Honma, a C-130 pilot from the 41st Airlift Squadron was awarded the highest individual safety award an aircrew member can receive June 21 at the Pentagon.
Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2002
Article Views: 1088      Release #: 020628-1

MTMC seeks customer views via web survey

Military Traffic Management Command customers can now provide immediate feedback and comments at www.mtmc.army.mil.
Published: Tuesday, July 02, 2002
Article Views: 1084      Release #: 020702-1

USTRANSCOM commander in chief visits MetroLink’s new base station

Gen. John Handy, commander in chief, United Stated Transportation Command, and commander, Air Mobility Command, toured the site for the new Scott-Shiloh MetroLink station June 25.
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2002
Article Views: 1182      Release #: 020627-1

Team Scott sharpens warrior skills

Scott warriors deployed June 10 to 14 to Alpena, Mich., to flex their warfighting skills in Exercise Crisis Look 02-06.
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2002
Article Views: 1004      Release #: 020627-2

USTRANSCOM chief of staff addresses citizen soldiers

“The magnificent work being done by our National Guard and Reserves in the command to which I am serving, USTRANSCOM and its three components is awesome,” said Maj. Gen. Pair, at the ROA convention, last Friday, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Article Views: 1044      Release #: 020626-1

MSC moves Vietnam-era small boat for veterans group

The Gamewardens veteran's group hope to display the MK1 PBR in Little Creek, Va. with the memorial already there to honor the memory of fallen members of the "brown water navy."
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Article Views: 1086      Release #: 020626-2

Change is welcomed by Virginia native

“I wanted to continue working as a team with others and the Marines provided me that opportunity.”
Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Article Views: 1115      Release #: 020620-1

MTMC begins development of revamped DoD moving program

After nine years of tests and evaluations, the Military Traffic Management Command has begun work on a total revamping of the personal property moves of the nation's service members.
Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Article Views: 1023      Release #: 020621-1

MTMC soldier returns to Europe to take command

The 598th Transportation Group's guidon was presented to Col. Leignadier in a change of command, June 12 by Maj. Gen. Kenneth L. Privratsky, MTMC Commanding General.
Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Article Views: 1159      Release #: 020621-2

Hasty container 'building' speeds helicopter upload

Heavy rain threatened to delay the scheduled move of 40 helicopters... an unexpected choke point: How to shrink wrap 27 AH-64 Apache and 13 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters?
Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Article Views: 1161      Release #: 020619-1

Air Force Father, son spend holiday together in service of nation

Mike kept his Fathers Day plans secret from his dad, but did manage to “do a little something,” he said.
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Article Views: 1136      Release #: 020618-1

MSC welcomes newest ship

The U.S. Navy transferred USS Arctic, a fast combat support ship, to the operational control of Military Sealift Command.
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Article Views: 1183      Release #: 020618-2

Liaison Officers are eyes and ears at major commands

Col. Lyn Sherlock found herself in the center of the war against terrorism.
Published: Friday, June 14, 2002
Article Views: 1113      Release #: 020612-1

C-130s join firefighting battle in Colorado

The planes are expected to go into action today, flying out of Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs.
Published: Thursday, June 13, 2002
Article Views: 959      Release #: 020613-1

Modest summer 'surge' eases service member moves

Military households account for roughly 10 percent of the moves performed by professional moving companies each year.
Published: Thursday, June 13, 2002
Article Views: 1086      Release #: 020613-2

In-stream discharge plays key in Thailand exercise

The port of Thung Prong had a history of presenting challenges to MTMC port operations.
Published: Thursday, June 13, 2002
Article Views: 1139      Release #: 020613-3

USTRANSCOM Hosts Employer Appreciation Day

Reservists can't do what they do without the support of their families and employers
Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Article Views: 1010      Release #: 020610-1

Researchers study crew rest to optimize performance

Airlift squadrons are undergoing sleep research.
Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Article Views: 1081      Release #: 020611-1

USTRANSCOM chief of staff keynote speaker at 58th Trans annual ball

Strategic mobility gives our president options that other world leaders don't have
Published: Monday, June 10, 2002
Article Views: 1107      Release #: 020610-2

Information Technology at US Transcom, AMC labeled 'phenomenal' by Under Secretary of Defense Aldridge

"The thing that impressed me the most is the information technology operation."
Published: Friday, June 07, 2002
Article Views: 1082      Release #: 020607-1

USTRANSCOM and DLA push Strategic Distribution forward

...the program is having a substantial impact
Published: Thursday, June 06, 2002
Article Views: 1070      Release #: 020531-2

Civilian ship supports Operation Enduring Freedom

Cornhusker State was activated last November
Published: Thursday, June 06, 2002
Article Views: 1002      Release #: 020605-1

Air Mobility Command celebrates 10 years of excellence

Air Mobility Command has just about done it all
Published: Tuesday, June 04, 2002
Article Views: 1009      Release #: 020604-2

Canadian team rushes cargo through the node

As the truck arrives, Canadian Army Maj. Serge Pelletier and his team of transporters spring into action.
Published: Monday, June 03, 2002
Article Views: 970      Release #: 020603-1

Conference Room Honors Pam Williams

"Organizations do not treat lightly a decision to dedicate a facility to a specific individual,"
Published: Monday, June 03, 2002
Article Views: 1028      Release #: 020603-2

Army element gets new insignia

To enhance morale and distinction within the command
Published: Friday, May 31, 2002
Article Views: 1264      Release #: 020531-1

Transporters provide hands-on deployment skills

...it was logical that the request ended up on the desk of Carlos Tibbetts
Published: Thursday, May 30, 2002
Article Views: 972      Release #: 020523-2

Charleston AFB C-17s fly into history

"It's a powerful capability, and the whole rest of the world knows that we have it," he said.
Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Article Views: 1094      Release #: 020529-1

MTMC begins shipment of Strykers to Army field units

The first Stryker Interim Armored Vehicles are being shipped to Army units.
Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Article Views: 1094      Release #: 020529-2

Extenders fly into heat of battle

For those listening, it sounds like nothing is happening
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Article Views: 1046      Release #: 020520-4

Military Justice system is fair and offers safeguards, US TRANSCOM counsel tells law students

"There is a lot of misinformation and disinformation about military justice,"
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Article Views: 1265      Release #: 020522-1

Maritime Day 2002 honors legacy of Merchant Marine

As the years went by, Trimmer usually found himself on tug boats but serving at successively higher ranks.
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Article Views: 1080      Release #: 020522-2

Commentary: Marking 10 years of Air Mobility Command's service

Ten years ago on June 1, a new era in air power history began
Published: Monday, May 20, 2002
Article Views: 1063      Release #: 020520-1

From father to son - Passing the torch of freedom

The torch of stewardship of national security was recently passed from father to son
Published: Monday, May 20, 2002
Article Views: 1009      Release #: 020520-2

MTMC supports Marine LOTS operation in Qatar

The call came to Capt. John Kotzman, Commander, Qatar Detachment
Published: Monday, May 20, 2002
Article Views: 1088      Release #: 020520-3

PowerTrack use increases for MTMC carrier payments

All transportation carriers of domestic military cargoes for the Military Traffic Management Command are now paid by PowerTrack
Published: Friday, May 17, 2002
Article Views: 1345      Release #: 020514-1

CINCTRANS visits Netherlands ports

Gen. John Handy, US TRANSCOM CINC, visits Netherlands
Published: Friday, May 17, 2002
Article Views: 1017      Release #: 020517-1

USTRANSCOM and DLA to expand Strategic Distribution to the Pacific theater

U.S. Transportation Command and the Defense Logistics Agency are partnering with U.S. Pacific Command
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2002
Article Views: 1133      Release #: 020513-2

National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2002

A Proclamation
Published: Sunday, May 12, 2002
Article Views: 1169      Release #: 020511-1

News Service editor departs USTRANSCOM

Army Maj. James Hutton, editor, USTRANSCOM News Service, will be departing
Published: Friday, May 10, 2002
Article Views: 1204      Release #: 020510-1

National Defense Transportation Day

On Friday, May 17, 2002, the defense transportation community will celebrate National Defense Transportation Day
Published: Friday, May 10, 2002
Article Views: 991      Release #: 020510-3

Federal Trade Commission, OSI warn against credit card, 'get rich quick' scams

The Federal Trade Commission launched its biggest-to-date law enforcement sweep against in-bound telemarketing fraud April 15.
Published: Thursday, May 09, 2002
Article Views: 1001      Release #: 020509-1

Izmir, Turkey: Tough training challenges 840th for future missions

When the trains start arriving for us soon loaded with the equipment of a Kosovo peacekeeping task force, the unit will be ready
Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Article Views: 993      Release #: 020508-1

14th AS best in command

The 14th Airlift Squadron here won Air Mobility Command's General Joseph Smith Trophy for best airlift squadron for the second time in a row.
Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Article Views: 1068      Release #: 020508-2

15th Airlift Squadron pilot works as volunteer research diver

An Air Force pilot is realizing his dream of swimming with sharks while stationed here
Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Article Views: 1062      Release #: 020508-3

New MTMC program: Service members' POVs eligible for long-term storage

Military service members ordered to overseas assignments where they are prohibited from taking a personal vehicle may now take advantage of a new Military Traffic Management-sponsored storage program
Published: Friday, May 03, 2002
Article Views: 1134      Release #: 020503-1

Andrews is hosting joint service open house

The 2002 Joint Services Open House will be held May 17 for Department of Defense ID holders and their accompanied guests and May 18 for the general public
Published: Thursday, May 02, 2002
Article Views: 995      Release #: 020502-1

John Ericsson: Fueling war against terrorism

Capt. Robert T. Wiley, the officers and the crew of USNS John Ericsson returned to their forward deployed port in Singapore
Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Article Views: 1122      Release #: 020501-1

USNS Yukon takes starring role in exercise

USNS Yukon, USS Crommelin, USS Hopper, USS Lassen and USS Howard participated in the Prospective Commanding Officer School ship exercise
Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Article Views: 1117      Release #: 020501-2

USNS Navajo goes to Yukon territory

MSC employees are well known for generosity and community support. Whether it's helping restore civic pride through beautification projects, assisting at homeless shelters or serving Thanksgiving meals at a soup kitchen
Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Article Views: 961      Release #: 020501-3

USNS Yukon's OIC: A man of action

When choices have to be made, Navy Lt. Larry Krull, the officer in charge of the military department aboard USNS Yukon, does not stand long. He acts
Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Article Views: 1055      Release #: 020501-4

John W. Brown: Vintage cargo ship stills carries the freight

Among the assortment of vessels gathered for the start of the latest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race off Annapolis, Md., was a vintage ship from another era
Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Article Views: 983      Release #: 020501-5

Air refuelers keep 'Eagles' soaring

A nine-ship formation of KC-135 Stratotanker refuelers took to the sky above Alaska for a second day of Northern Edge 2002 flying missions
Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Article Views: 1073      Release #: 020501-6

AMC general, senior officer announcements

Air Mobility Command recent general and senior officer announcements
Published: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Article Views: 1432      Release #: 020501-7

Pilot recalls successful, harrowing flight during the OEF operations

It was an October evening, the first night of missions for Operation Enduring Freedom that saw coalition aircraft start to hit targets on Taliban and al-Qaeda targets in Afghanistan
Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Article Views: 1116      Release #: 020430-1

Crew of USNS Sioux rescues two

It was business as usual as USNS Sioux steamed off the coast of Guatemala heading toward the Panama Canal. Suddenly the third mate suddenly spotted something unusual
Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Article Views: 1104      Release #: 020430-2

Military Sealift Command: A family affair

When duty calls, the Smiths answer. Lt. Cmdr. Marianela Smith and her brother Lt. Rafael Smith are merchant marine reservists. When MSC requested assistance because of increased operations, both siblings answered the call
Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Article Views: 1162      Release #: 020430-3

MacDill tankers deploy during runway construction

MacDill tanker aircraft are deploying to a temporary operating location while the center portion of the base's runway is under construction
Published: Monday, April 29, 2002
Article Views: 1111      Release #: 020429-1

Two USTRANSCOM civilian employees take home quarterly honors

Two U.S. Transportation Command quarterly award winners have won Scott AFB Quarterly Award honors
Published: Friday, April 26, 2002
Article Views: 1044      Release #: 020426-1

Record LMSR load sails from Charleston

The Military Traffic Management Command has loaded a record amount of cargo on a U.S. Navy Large, Medium-Speed Roll-on/Roll-off ship
Published: Friday, April 26, 2002
Article Views: 839      Release #: 020426-2

Air Force refueling squadron offloads 100 millionth pound of fuel for OEF

From an undisclosed location in the Middle East, a KC-10 crew offloaded their squadron's 100 millionth pound of fuel into the tanks of fighter and bomber aircraft
Published: Friday, April 26, 2002
Article Views: 1346      Release #: 020426-3

Korean exercise tests post discharge process

Staege, of the 599th Transportation Group, Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, is one of 60 detailed soldiers and civilians working in the Combined Seaport Coordination Center during the March exercise
Published: Friday, April 26, 2002
Article Views: 1141      Release #: 020426-4

Industry support ensures success of ship loading

Ship's speed was ever so on our minds in early April as we waited in Rijeka, Croatia, to move the latest peacekeeping task force home from Bosnian duties
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2002
Article Views: 1006      Release #: 020425-1

Transformation challenges: DoD needs 'innovative logistics' says former LMI chief

The adjustment to change is one of the biggest challenges confronting logisticians today, according to retired Army Gen. William G.T. Tuttle Jr.
Published: Thursday, April 25, 2002
Article Views: 1038      Release #: 020425-2

Rear Admiral Fahy, plans and policy director, retires

Rear Adm. Edward Fahy retired April 16 with more than 32 years of service
Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Article Views: 1184      Release #: 020424-1

Navy to christen USNS Soderman, Military Sealift Command to operate ship

The Department of the Navy will christen USNS Soderman, its newest roll-on and roll-off strategic sealift ship
Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Article Views: 1160      Release #: 020424-2

Canadian troops deploy to Dover to move cargo

Canadian forces are working with personnel here as part of an agreement in which Canadian and U.S. forces work together to move cargo and passengers downrange
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Article Views: 1105      Release #: 020423-1

Porters dig in for long haul during deployment

Aerial porters from Dover Air Force Base, Del., have launched operations which have seen some of the heaviest fighting of the Afghan campaign.
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Article Views: 1092      Release #: 020423-2

Air Mobility Command general and senior officer announcements

General and senior officer announcements from Air Mobility Command
Published: Monday, April 22, 2002
Article Views: 1161      Release #: 020422-1

Defense Secretary rouses USTRANSCOM, AMC troops during visit

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld came to the heart of America's global defense transportation system to talk to troops and view the command and control centers of USTRANSCOM and AMC
Published: Friday, April 19, 2002
Article Views: 1061      Release #: 020419-1

Military Sealift Command Far East at Exercise Cobra Gold 2002

Officials in Bangkok and Washington, D. C. have announced the armed forces of Thailand, Singapore and the United States will conduct the 21st Exercise Cobra in Thailand from May 14-28
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Article Views: 1159      Release #: 020416-1

MTMC assignment up front: Canadian officer spurs shipments to his mates in Afghanistan

The Canada-United States Integrated Lines of Communication Agreement enables Canada to take advantage of the vast American transportation resources
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Article Views: 1139      Release #: 020416-2

Air Force secretary visits AMC, USTRANSCOM

Secretary of the Air Force James G. Roche visited here April 11 to meet with leaders of U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Article Views: 1091      Release #: 020416-3

141st Air Refueling Wing updates KC-135 tankers

The 141st Air Refueling Wing, Washington Air National Guard here recently received the approval from the Department of Defense to convert its KC-135E Stratotankers to the newer R version
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Article Views: 1090      Release #: 020416-4

National Guard chiefs meet at USTRANSCOM

U.S. Transportation Command hosted a meeting of 58 senior National Guard officials from across the country here Apr. 9
Published: Friday, April 12, 2002
Article Views: 1031      Release #: 020412-1

USTRANSCOM Army element to celebrate Army's 227th birthday

U.S. Transportation Command's Army element, in conjunction with Army Reserve Personnel Command of St. Louis, will host several activities to celebrate the Army's 227th Birthday
Published: Friday, April 12, 2002
Article Views: 1009      Release #: 020412-2

Guard, Reserve airmen provide security for detainee flightline

10 men at Fairchild, selected to provide the security for one of the flights carrying the detainees to Cuba
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Article Views: 966      Release #: 020410-1

Air Mobility Command medevacs patients quickly with streamlined process

Airlift and tanker aircraft vital to moving forces to the fight are picking up an increased role as air ambulances, bringing patients from the front lines of battle quickly to advanced care
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Article Views: 1172      Release #: 020410-2

USTRANSCOM deputy commander in chief nominee named

It was announced in Washington today that the President has nominated Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Gary H. Hughey for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general with assignment as the deputy commander in chief, U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Article Views: 1084      Release #: 020410-3

Ocean carrier reference: New MTMC reference helps transporters at dockside

MTMC transporters are ecstatic about a new Transportation Engineering Agency reference on vessel data
Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Article Views: 1083      Release #: 020409-1

USTRANSCOM key participant in California exercise

U.S. Transportation Command, along with numerous agencies, participated in a Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) exercise as part of exercise Native Atlas here this month
Published: Monday, April 08, 2002
Article Views: 1250      Release #: 020408-1

MSC commander visits MSC-Europe: Tours three countries in five days

Rear Adm. David L. Brewer, III, commander, Military Sealift Command, wrapped up a 'whirlwind' visit to MSC Europe in March, which included stops in three countries in just five days
Published: Monday, April 08, 2002
Article Views: 1018      Release #: 020408-2

Hasty deployments: New mobile port operation centers will boost MTMC efficiency

There will be an enhanced capability to Military Traffic Management Command short-term port operations in the future
Published: Friday, April 05, 2002
Article Views: 1117      Release #: 020405-1

AMC general officer, senior officer announcements

Air Mobility Command recently made several general and senior officer announcements
Published: Friday, April 05, 2002
Article Views: 1545      Release #: 020405-2

Naval reservist serves as lawyer for war crimes tribunal

A naval reservist who also serves as a lawyer for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, or ICTY, recently escorted Military Sealift Command, Northern Europe
Published: Friday, April 05, 2002
Article Views: 1118      Release #: 020405-3

USTRANSCOM updates Defense Transportation Regulation, will affect movement of key items

U.S. Transportation Command recently updated key components of the Defense Transportation Regulation to ensure proper movement of arms, ammunition, explosives and sensitive items
Published: Friday, April 05, 2002
Article Views: 1168      Release #: 020405-4

USTRANSCOM operations and logistics director tours Antarctic facilities in Operation Deep Freeze

Three members of U.S. Transportation Command recently completed a highly successful trip to Antarctica to observe one of the command's priority missions, Operation Deep Freeze
Published: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Article Views: 1316      Release #: 020331-1

Retiring Old Glory

When Old Glory becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag
Published: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Article Views: 1082      Release #: 020331-2

Single, global headquarters: MTMC moves to latest reorganization phase

The Military Traffic Management Command March 29 moved to a single, global headquarters command and control structure
Published: Friday, March 29, 2002
Article Views: 1008      Release #: 020329-1

Married couple shares life and command of transportation units

Two Army Reserve officers who met while on duty now have something else in common
Published: Friday, March 29, 2002
Article Views: 1057      Release #: 020329-2

Croatian port is NATO's "hub" in Balkans

The port remains a commercial 'hotbed' and access point to the Balkans, and beyond-commercial shipping containers from many countries, stacked one atop the other, wait to be loaded onto trucks or trains
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2002
Article Views: 1126      Release #: 020328-1

MTMC Training Symposium: Top industry supporters named for Quality Awards

Ten industrial partners received the Military Traffic Management Command's top recognition for performance at the organization's annual training symposium
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Article Views: 1079      Release #: 020327-1

2002 MTMC Training Symposium: Industry plays key DoD transportation role

Industry partnership is providing great benefits and new solutions to the Defense Transportation System
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Article Views: 1126      Release #: 020327-2

SDMI achieves record cut in customer wait time

The logical redistribution of supply items is a part of the Strategic Distribution Management Initiative, a joint effort to speed supply chain movements by the U.S. Transportation Command and the Defense Logistics Agency
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Article Views: 1007      Release #: 020327-3

MacDill tankers support AEF

MacDill's KC-135s are supporting the current Air Expeditionary Force for the first time since the aircraft moved here from Malstrom Air Force Base, Mont.
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Article Views: 1020      Release #: 020327-4

Dyess troops return home

After almost a four-month deployment supporting the Aerospace Expeditionary Force and Operation Enduring Freedom, nearly 200 members of the 317th Airlift Group and the 7th Bomb Wing returned home
Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Article Views: 1038      Release #: 020327-5

Grand Forks AFB environmental flight wins Air Force award

The 319th Civil Engineer Squadron's environmental flight was named the Air Force civil engineer environmental flight of the year during the 2001 Air Force Civil Engineer Awards
Published: Friday, March 22, 2002
Article Views: 950      Release #: 020322-1

MTMC Web site speeds answers to customers, industry partners

If you need an answer to a personal property or privately owned vehicle question, a Web site offered by the Military Traffic Management Command gives you the opportunity to get it in a hurry
Published: Friday, March 22, 2002
Article Views: 1111      Release #: 020322-2

Personal property: MTMC's new Web process speeds carrier qualification

A new Web-based system will soon streamline carrier qualification for personal property carriers for the Military Traffic Management Command
Published: Friday, March 22, 2002
Article Views: 1162      Release #: 020322-3

U.S. Navy delivers tanks, supplies to Norway for NATO exercise

Two tugboats docked a U.S. Navy-contracted cargo ship-loaded with military hardware-in strong winds and heavy seas in this icy Norwegian port
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Article Views: 1035      Release #: 020320-1

USTRANSCOM has several reserve positions open

U.S. Transportation Command's Joint Transportation Reserve Unit has position openings in each of the military services
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Article Views: 762      Release #: 020320-2

McGuire deployed engineers return home

Twenty-eight civil engineers returned home March 11 and 13 after a 160-plus-day deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Article Views: 1025      Release #: 020320-3

War on Terrorism: MTMC coordinates creative resupply missions

Innovative traffic management techniques recently helped speed critical cargoes bound for MTMC's warfighting customers engaged in the War on Terrorism
Published: Friday, March 15, 2002
Article Views: 1086      Release #: 020315-1

Mobility leadership emphasizes need for more airlift

AMC planners say strategic airlifters are doing a tremendous job in supporting the war on terrorism, but more aircraft are needed to meet long-term U.S. defense needs
Published: Friday, March 15, 2002
Article Views: 1172      Release #: 020315-2

60th AEG meets Air Expeditionary Force challenge head on

Last September, members of the 60th Air Expeditionary Group answered the challenge to defend the nation in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2002
Article Views: 1019      Release #: 020314-1

USTRANSCOM commander tours OEF operational area, provides insights

U.S. Transportation Command's commander in chief recently embarked on a tour of the U.S. Central Command area of operations, visiting troops in the field and U.S. commanders
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2002
Article Views: 1106      Release #: 020314-2

MTMC's top performers of 2001 receive recognition

The operations officer of a MTMC terminal unit and a programmer analyst in the Integrated Booking System were among those selected for top performance awards by the Military Traffic Management Command
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Article Views: 1141      Release #: 020313-1

MTMC centralizes ocean cargo clearance authorities

The Military Traffic Management Command is in the process of centralizing its European-based Ocean Cargo Clearance authorities
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Article Views: 1085      Release #: 020313-2

Columbia native mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom at USTRANSCOM

The U.S. Coast Guard Reserve mobilized reservist Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Hines of Columbia, Mo., to serve at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) here
Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Article Views: 1109      Release #: 020312-1

St. Paul resident mobilized at USTRANSCOM for Operation Enduring Freedom

U.S. Coast Guard reservist Cmdr. Tim Butler of St. Paul, Minn., was mobilized to serve at U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Article Views: 994      Release #: 020312-2

Ann Arbor resident mobilized at U.S. Transportation Command

The U.S. Coast Guard Reserve mobilized reservist Cmdr. Lawrence A. Gass of Ann Arbor, Mich., to serve at U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Article Views: 1074      Release #: 020312-3

USTRANSCOM support to the war on terrorism over the last 6 months critical to success

U.S. Transportation Command has proven critical to the war on terrorism in the six months since the Sept. 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon
Published: Monday, March 11, 2002
Article Views: 1056      Release #: 020311-1

Deployed medical team uses new digital X-rays

The use of new digital X-ray machines during current deployments is helping medical personnel quickly diagnose and treat bone fractures
Published: Monday, March 11, 2002
Article Views: 1091      Release #: 020311-2

Teamwork is the key to getting Apaches to the fight

U.S. Army Apache helicopters currently pounding Al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan were delivered to the region using vital assets of U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Saturday, March 09, 2002
Article Views: 1156      Release #: 020309-1

Milwaukee native mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom at USTRANSCOM

The U.S. Coast Guard Reserve mobilized reservist Cmdr. Kendel D. Feilen of Milwaukee, Wis. to serve at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
Published: Thursday, March 07, 2002
Article Views: 1074      Release #: 020307-1

USTRANSCOM's Joint Deployment Training Center provides key instruction for moving personnel and equipment

U.S. Transportation Command's Joint Deployment Training Center, at Ft. Eustis, Va., is home to the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES) Training Organization
Published: Thursday, March 07, 2002
Article Views: 4008      Release #: 020307-2

Kuwait Detachment: MTMC meets challenges in high-priority discharge

Feederman was constructed during the Cold War and served the former Soviet Union in her early years
Published: Monday, March 04, 2002
Article Views: 1025      Release #: 020304-1

Tour gives MTMC transporters industry perspective

The Charleston Marine Containers, Inc., has taken support to the warfighters to a new dimension
Published: Friday, March 01, 2002
Article Views: 1100      Release #: 020301-1

Dover airmen deploy to staging bases for OEF support

Like many staging bases, this one follows the hub-and-spoke concept, a joint effort by C-5 Galaxies and C-17 Globemasters, to keep a steady flow of cargo heading downrange
Published: Friday, March 01, 2002
Article Views: 1054      Release #: 020301-2

Army reservists support MTMC in war on terror

When America was attacked Sept. 11, Col. Bob Askey, 49, was listening to National Public Radio while getting ready to go to work in upstate New York
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2002
Article Views: 1112      Release #: 020228-1

USTRANSCOM reservist promoted to one-star rank

U.S. Transportation Command Army Reserve officer William H. Johnson was promoted to brigadier general in a ceremony here earlier this month
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2002
Article Views: 1032      Release #: 020228-2

Operation Enduring Freedom: MTMC plays critical role in war on terrorism

The Military Traffic Management Command is playing a vital role in the war on terrorism
Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Article Views: 715      Release #: 020227-1

Northbrook Illinois Coast Guard officer mobilized at USTRANSCOM for Operation Enduring Freedom

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 the U. S. Coast Guard mobilized reservist Timothy A. Aines, of Northbrook, Illinois
Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2002
Article Views: 1077      Release #: 020227-2

Team Beaumont discharges two LMSRs simultaneously

In one of the largest vessel offload operations since the Gulf War, MTMC transporters discharged cargo filling the entire commercial port of Beaumont, Texas
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Article Views: 1172      Release #: 020226-1

730th EAMS 'hub and spoke' keeps OEF moving

Supporting Operation Enduring Freedom requires a lot of moving parts, and there's probably none better at moving those parts than the 730th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Article Views: 1054      Release #: 020226-2

C-17 transports Marines to special ops mission

It isn't very often that elite units of Marines need help accomplishing a mission, but when they do, Charleston-based C-17s are the answer to their call
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2002
Article Views: 1235      Release #: 020226-3

Army Reserve officer, Quincy, Illinois native, mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom

Following the terrorist attacks on the nation September 11, 2001, the U.S. Army mobilized Quincy, Illinois native Army Reserve Maj. Tim Scherrer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Published: Monday, February 25, 2002
Article Views: 1304      Release #: 020225-1

USTRANSCOM office garners major security award

A U.S. Transportation Command staff directorate branch received a major award for security excellence Feb. 20 in Washington D.C.
Published: Friday, February 22, 2002
Article Views: 1274      Release #: 020222-1

Italian legacy supports work of 839th Transportation Battalion

The artistic legacy of Italy blends like a wonderful shroud around the 839th Transportation Battalion
Published: Friday, February 22, 2002
Article Views: 1183      Release #: 020222-2

O'Fallon reservist mobilized at USTRANSCOM for Operation Enduring Freedom

In the weeks following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army mobilized Jeffrey H. Blackwood of O'Fallon, Ill. at U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Friday, February 22, 2002
Article Views: 1007      Release #: 020222-3

Glen Carbon native mobilized to Operation Enduring Freedom

Shortly after September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army mobilized Glen Carbon, Ill. native Walter B. Harris in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2002
Article Views: 1109      Release #: 020221-1

USTRANSCOM Air Force officers selected for promotion to colonel

Seven U.S. Transportation Command Air Force officers were selected for promotion to the rank of colonel it was announced 21 Feb
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2002
Article Views: 1113      Release #: 020221-2

USTRANSCOM airman selected junior service member of the quarter

Senior Airman Chad Bryant was selected Junior Service member of the Quarter, October - December 2001, for Scott AFB
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2002
Article Views: 1075      Release #: 020221-3

New AMC radar system guides OEF aircraft

The skies within 100 miles this deployed location are more defined now, thanks to the recent installation of a new air traffic control radar system that adds a second precision and non-precision approach capability for aircraft
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Article Views: 974      Release #: 020220-1

Springfield native mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Shortly after Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army mobilized Springfield, Ill. native Paul W. Wells in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Article Views: 1111      Release #: 020220-2

Sirius wraps up extended 'Med' deployment

Wrapping up an eight and a half month deployment to the Mediterranean, USNS Sirius headed home in late December for a well-deserved reunion with family and friends
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Article Views: 1088      Release #: 020220-3

NATO recognizes MSC Europe staff for service to Kosovo

NATO formally recognized Military Sealift Command, Europe, by awarding personnel who served with the command between Oct. 13, 1998, to Jan. 6, 2000, with the NATO medal for service with operations in relation to Kosovo
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Article Views: 1126      Release #: 020220-4

Charleston active, reserve security forces deploy together for AEF tasking

Two squads of 13 security forces members deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, this month, fulfilling an aerospace expeditionary force tasking
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Article Views: 1087      Release #: 020220-5

Silver screen features ship namesakes

Among the soldiers who fought heroically that fateful day, Oct. 3, 1993, in Somalia, are two Military Sealift Command ship namesakes
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Article Views: 1088      Release #: 020213-1

Maintainers pickup pace to support OEF

Charleston-based maintainers have been working around the clock to meet the increased demands the war on terrorism has had on CAFB's fleet of C-17s
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Article Views: 1154      Release #: 020213-2

Between continents: 839th Transportation Battalion moves equipment to North Africa

In this type of mooring, a vessel is secured perpendicular to the landing point
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Article Views: 1157      Release #: 020213-3

Navy delivers Army equipment for U.S.-Tunisian exercise

When the U.S. Army needs heavy equipment and supplies moved to foreign soil, the U.S. Navy is often first on the scene
Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Article Views: 959      Release #: 020212-1

MTMC Fort Eustis: Single, worldwide center directs MTMC operations

The biggest organizational change in the Military Traffic Management Command's history has produced a sweeping change in the work and mission of MTMC Fort Eustis
Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Article Views: 1072      Release #: 020212-2

USTRANSCOM troops return from Operation Enduring Freedom

Six members of the Global Patient Movement Requirements Center returned Feb. 11 from their deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Published: Monday, February 11, 2002
Article Views: 1079      Release #: 020211-1

MSC contracts high speed vessel for Marine Corps

The Navy's Military Sealift Command and the U.S. Marine Corps' Third Marine Expeditionary Force opened a new chapter in defense logistics Jan. 30
Published: Friday, February 08, 2002
Article Views: 1092      Release #: 020208-1

Marine Corps, Air Force USTRANSCOM officers selected for promotion

In separate boards, 2 Marine Corps and 12 Air Force U.S. Transportation Command officers were selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel in their respective services it was announced this week
Published: Friday, February 08, 2002
Article Views: 979      Release #: 020208-2

USTRANSCOM chief stresses critical need for reserves

In a speech given to the North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Annual Awards Banquet, Gen. John Handy, said now more than ever the military depends on the Guard and reserve to be an equal, and ready partner and participant
Published: Wednesday, February 06, 2002
Article Views: 1080      Release #: 020206-1

599th Transportation Group: Team works on cutting edge of the War on Terrorism

For the Military Traffic Management Command, the reality is a deployment support team playing a pivotal port operations role with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and civilian contractors
Published: Friday, February 01, 2002
Article Views: 1070      Release #: 020201-1

Antwerp, Belgium: Deployment support team meets upload challenge

As an Enduring Freedom cargo, the shipment had a top priority. Over 600 pieces of Army equipment of all kinds was loaded Jan. 11-12 for shipment to forward locations
Published: Friday, February 01, 2002
Article Views: 1274      Release #: 020201-2

Dyess loadmasters -- 'Got Herk, will travel'

Under the roar of the turbo-propelled engines, the airman completes a final check before clearing the pilot to raise the cargo door. He willingly jumps into the back of the aircraft and prepares the load for takeoff.
Published: Friday, February 01, 2002
Article Views: 1104      Release #: 020201-3

Charleston Commercial Gateway closes

Air Mobility Command officials announced plans today to discontinue operations at the Charleston Commercial Gateway by Sept. 30, 2002
Published: Friday, February 01, 2002
Article Views: 1088      Release #: 020201-4

MTMC reservist wears Vietnam-era patch - for the second time

His unit's mission in Laos was secret. As a consequence, Master Sgt. Kenneth Mair never considered wearing his U.S. Army Support Thailand patch on the right shoulder of his uniform signifying he was a combat veteran
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2002
Article Views: 1210      Release #: 020130-1

Charleston AFB establishes expeditionary squadrons

Charleston-based C-17s and aircrews have set up two expeditionary airlift squadrons at deployed locations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Published: Monday, January 28, 2002
Article Views: 1082      Release #: 020128-1

USTRANSCOM joint color guard front and center for Rams-Eagles NFC championship game

Eight U.S. Transportation Command non-commissioned officers were center stage for Sunday's NFC championship game in St. Louis between the hometown Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles
Published: Monday, January 28, 2002
Article Views: 1038      Release #: 020128-2

USTRANSCOM's Joint Transportation Reserve Unit personnel on duty, plays big role in command's success

Less than two weeks after the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks, Navy Capt. Pauline Bozdech-Veater addressed Joint Transportation Reserve Unit members "standing by" to be mobilized. She was among the first recalled reservists
Published: Monday, January 28, 2002
Article Views: 981      Release #: 020128-3

USTRANSCOM plays vital role in war on terrorism

U.S. Transportation Command continues to play a significant role in the war on terrorism, a senior leader said here recently
Published: Monday, January 28, 2002
Article Views: 1054      Release #: 020128-4

Support to humanitarian operations a constant in USTRANSCOM's history

In the world's coalition war on terrorism, humanitarian operations during combat action highlights U.S. Transportation Command's extensive history in providing humanitarian relief globally
Published: Monday, January 28, 2002
Article Views: 1251      Release #: 020128-5

First USTRANSCOM CINC visits, has thoughts on growth of command

Air Force Gen. (ret.) Duane Cassidy, USTRANSCOM's first commander in chief, visited USTRANSCOM earlier this month. Transporter editor Dave Patterson interviewed Gen. Cassidy
Published: Friday, January 25, 2002
Article Views: 1056      Release #: 020125-1

Navy ship delivers supplies to Cuba

The tropical sun reflected off the blue waters of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the U.S. Navy's SS Maj. Stephen W. Pless steamed into port Jan. 16 to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2002
Article Views: 1033      Release #: 020124-1

USTRANSCOM Army officers selected for promotion to colonel

Four U.S. Transportation Command Army officers were selected for advancement to the rank of colonel it was announced by Army Personnel Command in Washington Jan. 24
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2002
Article Views: 1101      Release #: 020124-2

USTRANSCOM hosts visit from U.S. Strategic Command commander in chief

U.S. Transportation Command hosted a visit from the commander in chief of U.S. Strategic Command here Wednesday
Published: Thursday, January 24, 2002
Article Views: 1092      Release #: 020124-3

USTRANSCOM announces civilian and military top performers of 2001

A senior U.S. Transportation Command leader announced the top civilian and military performers for the command in 2001 in a ceremony here Jan. 17
Published: Friday, January 18, 2002
Article Views: 1124      Release #: 020118-1

MTMC's personal property chief charts new course

Jolie Lay likes to say she has always been at the right place at the right time since she began her career in 1980
Published: Friday, January 18, 2002
Article Views: 1104      Release #: 020118-2

Dover navigator's program used in Afghan airdrop missions

A C-5 Galaxy navigator at DOVER AFB is helping C-17 Globemaster III crews make high-altitude airdrops over Afghanistan
Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Article Views: 1235      Release #: 020116-1

USTRANSCOM, AMC train for aeromedical evacuation

U.S. Transportation Command and its Air Force component, Air Mobility Command, combined with a US Air commercial airliner, complete with a civilian aircrew, to conduct extensive training in aeromedical patient evacuation procedures
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2002
Article Views: 1138      Release #: 020115-1

Career officer brings perspective to MTMC's moving program

A flood of information is all part of the daily routine for Air Force Col. Patty Hunt in her job as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Passenger and Personal Property at the Military Traffic Management Command
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2002
Article Views: 997      Release #: 020115-2

Third drop in three years: MTMC cuts its port operations rates again

For the third year in a row, the Military Traffic Management Command is cutting its port operations handling rates
Published: Friday, January 11, 2002
Article Views: 743      Release #: 020111-1

USTRANSCOM Army officers selected for battalion command

Five U.S. Transportation Command Army officers were selected for battalion command it was announced in Washington Jan. 10
Published: Friday, January 11, 2002
Article Views: 1092      Release #: 020111-2

21st AF commander lauds C-17 humanitarian airdrops

The 21st Air Force commander visited here to personally thank Team Charleston for its participation in humanitarian airdrops and to announce the end of the program
Published: Thursday, January 10, 2002
Article Views: 1085      Release #: 020110-1

New Defense Authorization Act allows government travelers to keep promotional benefits

Acting on legislative recommendations originally made by USTRANSCOM, the FY 02 National Defense Authorization Act allows travelers to accept promotional items, including frequent flier miles, and use for personal travel
Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2002
Article Views: 1017      Release #: 020109-1

USTRANSCOM involved in world events in 2001

U.S. Transportation Command, including its components Air Mobility Command, Military Sealift Command and Military Traffic Management Command, focused on major worldwide events throughout 2001
Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2002
Article Views: 983      Release #: 020109-2

Registration begins for 2002 MTMC Symposium

On-line registration begins Wednesday, Jan. 9, for the Military Traffic Management Command's 2002 Training Symposium
Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2002
Article Views: 1019      Release #: 020108-3

RODEO postponed until 2003

Gen. John W. Handy, commander in chief U.S. Transportation Command, and commander of Air Mobility Command, announced Jan. 2 that due to current operations tempo, Air Mobility RODEO 2002 is postponed
Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2002
Article Views: 1097      Release #: 020108-4

USTRANSCOM's research center director has chronicled the command's history from its beginning

U.S. Transportation Command's research center director and command historian has captured the command's story from its earliest days of existence
Published: Wednesday, January 02, 2002
Article Views: 1132      Release #: 020102-1

Norfolk, Va.: Reservists have front-row seats to President's speech

A team of reservists with the Military Traffic Management Command found themselves in a front row seat for a speech by their Commander-in-Chief
Published: Wednesday, January 02, 2002
Article Views: 994      Release #: 020102-222

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