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2004 News Archive (113)

Cargo ship ‘sinks’ to load Army watercraft

The ship looked anything but normal, because it had sunk below the waterline! But, there were no signs of a rescue operation or panicked crewmembers. So, was the ship really sinking?
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2004
Article Views: 1082      Release #: 041216-1

Squadron moves crucial cargo for warfighters

Since the beginning of this month, the 437th APS is averaging 310 tons moved a day, including tires, tents and battle armor for Army convoy trucks.
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2004
Article Views: 1131      Release #: 041216-2

U.S. Air Force deploys C-130Js for first time

The C-130J is designed to climb faster and higher, fly farther at a higher cruise speed, and takeoff and land in shorter distances...
Published: Thursday, December 16, 2004
Article Views: 1029      Release #: 041216-3

U.S. Transportation Command examines distribution exploits of Santa Claus

The similarities between USTRANSCOM and the North Pole end once the commodities reach their destination.
Published: Friday, December 10, 2004
Article Views: 1099      Release #: 041208-1

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To receive The DPO Update, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, simply send a blank email to: join-dpoupdate@mercury.afnews.af.mil.
Published: Friday, December 10, 2004
Article Views: 1107      Release #: 041210-1

USTRANSCOM Revamping Strategic Distribution System

Gen. Handy said at the Defense Logistics 2004 conference that the DPO designation gave USTRANSCOM the authority to implement the "dramatic improvement" the distribution process needs.
Published: Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Article Views: 1062      Release #: 041201-1

General Dail receives third star and takes the number two spot at U.S. Transportation Command

Since August 2003, he has served as the Director of Operations, J3, at USTRANSCOM.
Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Article Views: 1179      Release #: 041124-1

MSC tankers deliver fuel for DOD

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command moved nearly two billion gallons of fuel for the Department of Defense during fiscal year 2004.
Published: Monday, November 22, 2004
Article Views: 1018      Release #: 041122-1

Lt. Gen. Hughey bids farewell to Marine Corps and U.S. Transportation Command

On Jan. 1, 2005 (official retirement date), Hughey will have completed 36 years, 9 months and 18 days of cumulative service to the Marine Corps and a grateful nation.
Published: Thursday, November 18, 2004
Article Views: 1267      Release #: 041118-1

Financial management for distribution and transportation moving forward

“We expect the software solicitation activities to begin within the next 60 days,” said Scott Olgeaty, deputy acquisition program manager for DEAMS.
Published: Monday, November 15, 2004
Article Views: 1124      Release #: 041110-1

Augmentation at ports is part of formula for success

Experts from both the SDDC Operations Center and Army reserve units adds value to port operations and is essential for successfully managing large scale deployment or redeployment missions.
Published: Monday, November 15, 2004
Article Views: 1134      Release #: 041115-1

MSC masters and crews honored at awards gala

The masters and crews of seven Military Sealift Command ships were honored by the United Seamen's Service at the 38th annual Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards in New York City Nov. 5.
Published: Monday, November 15, 2004
Article Views: 1168      Release #: 041115-2

New AMC delivery process speeds shipments to troops

Although Pure Pallets are new to the Air Force, the program was actually modeled after a similar system used by the Defense Logistics Agency.
Published: Monday, November 15, 2004
Article Views: 1163      Release #: 041115-3

Team compiles first Supply Chain Management Training Catalog

The effort not only supported USTRANSCOM’s mission as Distribution Process Owner, but also earned the workers recognition as DLA’s Human Resources Team of the Fourth Quarter.
Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Article Views: 1110      Release #: 041109-1

DAASC, GTN 21 ink renewed partnership agreement

The MOA provides for the sharing of supply and transportation-related information between TRANSCOM and DAASC that will assist in planning for the movement of supplies and material.
Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Article Views: 1183      Release #: 041109-2

New operations director assumes duties at USTRANSCOM

Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul J. Selva assumed duties today as Director of Operations for U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Monday, November 08, 2004
Article Views: 1104      Release #: 041108-1

‘Single Ticket’ initiative improves the flow of forces

The lack of visibility and oversight of the movement of forces into and within the theater was impacting the efficiency of the deployment process.
Published: Monday, November 01, 2004
Article Views: 1145      Release #: 041015-1

CDDOC pilot improves distribution pipeline

In January 2004, 63 logistics experts deployed to Kuwait, to embark on a first-time partnership to work directly for the U.S. Central Command.
Published: Saturday, October 30, 2004
Article Views: 1317      Release #: 041030-1

MSC commander, Korean general build military partnership

Vice. Adm. Brewer and Maj. Gen. Chung discussed sea transportation issues that affect MSC and the allied forces of the Republic of Korea.
Published: Saturday, October 30, 2004
Article Views: 1010      Release #: 041030-2

Deployed maintenance squadron readies refueling aircraft

The squadron, which is comprised of 72 Airmen from 12 Air Force specialty codes and several bases, illustrates the total-force concept in action.
Published: Saturday, October 30, 2004
Article Views: 1111      Release #: 041030-3

A/TA announces 2004 awards for air mobility excellence

The Airlift/Tanker Association recently announced its 2004 award winners for excellence within the air mobility community.
Published: Friday, October 22, 2004
Article Views: 1274      Release #: 041022-1

Rear Admiral Allan joins USTRANSCOM – brings logistics expertise

Allan will assist in the direction and synchronization of the Defense Transportation System and advise the J3 on Reserve Component training and mobilization issues.
Published: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Article Views: 1172      Release #: 041021-1

AMC bases combine for week-long exercise in Michigan

According to officials, some of the objectives of the exercise are to evaluate combat airlift and air refueling readiness.
Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Article Views: 1101      Release #: 041019-1

New unit signals greater SDDC deployment role in Southwest Asia

A greater Surface Deployment and Distribution role in Southwest Asia is beginning to be formalized.
Published: Monday, October 18, 2004
Article Views: 1157      Release #: 041018-1

Ships load 42nd ID cargo in Philadelphia

Since Sept. 11, 2001, MSC has used a combination of government-owned and chartered ships to move more than 59 million square feet of U.S. military cargo in support of the global war on terrorism.
Published: Monday, October 18, 2004
Article Views: 1166      Release #: 041018-2

Matson makes large liner service move of unit equipment

The move was the largest deployment of Hawaii Army National Guardsmen since the activation of soldiers for the Vietnam War.
Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Article Views: 1100      Release #: 041013-1

Change at the helm for Military Sealift Command, Europe

Capt. David K. Wright, USN, relieved Capt. Dirk P. Deverill, USN, as Commander, Military Sealift Command, Europe, in a ceremony held Sept. 29 at Naval Support Activity, Capodichino, Naples, Italy.
Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Article Views: 1180      Release #: 041012-1

Defense Courier Service returns to USTRANSCOM

The service that delivers highly classified military material has been reassigned to the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Friday, October 01, 2004
Article Views: 1132      Release #: 041001-1

AMC and DLA partner to reach efficiencies in distribution processes - Warfighters benefit

All Department of Defense shipments originated and controlled by the Defense Logistics Agency have been prepared at DLA Consolidation and Containerization Points, instead of sending items to individual Air Force aerial ports for preparation there.
Published: Thursday, September 30, 2004
Article Views: 991      Release #: 040930-1

Patriot Express restructuring on schedule

The U.S. Transportation Command announced in January the phased restructuring of chartered passenger air services provided through the Air Mobility Command's Patriot Express.
Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Article Views: 1080      Release #: 040929-1

SDDC continues shipments for Operation Iraqi Freedom III

To plan for the newest rotations, SDDC took part in a meeting of the Joint Planning Advisory Group, sponsored by U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Thursday, September 23, 2004
Article Views: 1113      Release #: 040923-1

Navy transfers surveillance ship to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

In a formal ceremony in Seattle, Wash., on Sept. 13, 2004, the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command transferred the ownership of USNS Capable to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Published: Thursday, September 23, 2004
Article Views: 1112      Release #: 040923-2

Distribution Process Ownership initiatives avoid $25 million

The savings are primarily due to efficiencies realized from establishment of a deployment distribution operations center in the US Central Command's area of operations.
Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Article Views: 1016      Release #: 040915-1

Top Army transportation units receive recognition

Recognition of the units' work in 2003 was made Sept. 14 at the National Defense Transportation Associations' annual meeting in Milwaukee.
Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Article Views: 1404      Release #: 040915-2

DLA-led team to eliminate frustrated cargo for troops

DLA is supporting a vigorous campaign to train, emphasize, and re-enforce procedures for government purchase cardholders, contractors, DOD employees and military personnel as the first step in eliminating these frustrations.
Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Article Views: 1333      Release #: 040915-3

MSC brings 'Old Ironsides' home after 15 months in Iraq

Component commands of U.S. Transportation Command, teamed up to complete the massive off-load.
Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Article Views: 1195      Release #: 040914-1

Command and control: prescription for aeromedical evacuation success

The first step in conducting an aeromedical evacuation begins long before a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine is injured in combat.
Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Article Views: 1201      Release #: 040914-2

Pacific Northwest Seaport Operations gain top brass support

The visit highlights the growing operational importance of the Pacific Northwest region.
Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Article Views: 1331      Release #: 040914-3

$23.5 million contract awarded for operation and maintenance of Navy cargo ships

The Military Sealift Command has awarded a one-year contract for the operation and maintenance of nine of MSC's nineteen large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships which are currently moving combat cargo for the global war on terrorism.
Published: Thursday, September 02, 2004
Article Views: 1179      Release #: 040902-1

Joint accounting and financial management systems initiative is poised to move forward…

These efforts are closely tied to the command's (USTRANSCOM as the DPO) expanded role in managing the military's supply chain.
Published: Friday, August 27, 2004
Article Views: 1369      Release #: 040827-1

Anchorage is named DoD's newest Strategic Seaport

The port becomes one of 15 in the United States that are designated by the Department of Defense for use in moving surge military cargoes in time of crisis.
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Article Views: 1152      Release #: 040825-1

Dail to Receive Third Star - Will Become Deputy Commander of USTRANSCOM

Dail has been serving here as the Director of Operations, J3, USTRANSCOM for almost one year.
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Article Views: 1120      Release #: 040825-2

USTRANSCOM announces operating requirements for commercial ship participation in the Maritime Security Program (MSP)

USTRANSCOM makes this announcement on behalf of the Department of Defense. The interim final rule and request for comment concerning the MSP is contained in the Federal Register, volume 69, No. 138 under docket no. MARAD-2004-18489.
Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Article Views: 1037      Release #: 040824-1

SDDC gets new commander

Brig. Gen. Charles Fletcher, Jr., assumed command today of the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command from Maj. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody.
Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Article Views: 1197      Release #: 040824-2

New manual gives Mobility Air Forces 'go-to-war' guidance

The manual is currently in an electronic format on a compact disc, and each volume has 350 to 500 pages describing aircraft performance, defensive systems and mission planning cell operations.
Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2004
Article Views: 1232      Release #: 040818-1

Automated tracking initiative offers visibility of unit moves

Five employees leveraged several SDDC systems to provide a low-cost, quick fix automated tracking solution...
Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2004
Article Views: 1111      Release #: 040817-1

USTRANSCOM given authority to procure commercial transportation services

U.S. Transportation Command has received the authority to establish a contracting activity for procurement of commercial transportation services.
Published: Monday, August 16, 2004
Article Views: 1197      Release #: 040816-1

USTRANSCOM Tasked with Information Technology Management of DOD's Supply Chain Activities

USTRANSCOM has been designated Portfolio Manager for Defense Department Information Technology (IT) systems related to supply chain activities, including distribution, troop sustainment and force movement.
Published: Monday, August 16, 2004
Article Views: 1152      Release #: 040816-2

Forward Stocking for Troops - Reduced Cost and Wait Time Improves Service

The second initiative is worked jointly with the U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Article Views: 1142      Release #: 040811-1

Brig. Gen. Charles W. Fletcher, Jr. to assume SDDC command Aug. 24

Fletcher assumes command from Maj. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander since October 2002.
Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Article Views: 1207      Release #: 040809-1

Major Commands Highlight Support and Sustainment Issues

The group addressed the positive steps being taken to ensure the C-130J is ready to perform in a combat environment no later than December, 2004.
Published: Friday, July 30, 2004
Article Views: 1141      Release #: 040730-1

MSC and USCG admirals sign memorandum

The MOA established the procedures regarding the inspection and certification of MSC's U. S. Naval Ship fleet by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Published: Friday, July 30, 2004
Article Views: 1256      Release #: 040730-2

USTRANSCOM to host first-ever sustainment conference

USCENTCOM is conducting the conference at Scott AFB because USTRANSCOM has been designated by the Secretary of Defense to be the military's Distribution Process Owner (DPO).
Published: Thursday, July 29, 2004
Article Views: 1227      Release #: 040729-1

DLA, AMC DPO team improves air shipment processes

Faster and more efficient handling of air cargo shipments will be the first improvements military customers see as a result of teamwork between the Defense Logistics Agency and the Air Mobility Command.
Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Article Views: 1046      Release #: 040721-1

AMC sergeant named one of Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen

A Charleston noncommissioned officer was recently named one of the Air Force's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2004.
Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Article Views: 1045      Release #: 040721-2

MSC participates in RIMPAC exercise

Five Military Sealift Command ships are participating in the 19th biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise June 29 through July 27 off the waters of Hawaii.
Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Article Views: 1148      Release #: 040721-3

SDDC completes record global movements

In coming weeks, the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command will complete the largest equipment movements in its 30-year history.
Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Article Views: 1110      Release #: 040721-4

Vendor Initiated Parts Resupply (VIPR) partners DLA, AMC -- <br>Vendors gain increased visibility and responsibility

The Army Materiel Command and Defense Logistics Agency were tasked to create a formal partnership based on the vendor process system of the successful retail chain Wal-Mart.
Published: Friday, July 16, 2004
Article Views: 1059      Release #: 040716-1

SDDC rotates Marines from Haitian duty

The Caribe Merchant carried 100 pieces of cargo-bound for Camp Lejeune, N.C. - that ended the U.S. Marine Corps involvement in humanitarian and peacekeeping operations in Haiti.
Published: Thursday, July 15, 2004
Article Views: 1135      Release #: 040715-1

U.S., Korea sign exchange of airlift agreement

The Mutual Airlift Support Agreement (MASA) is a government-to-government level international agreement replacing an obsolete 1981 agreement. It has been under negotiation for several years.
Published: Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Article Views: 1100      Release #: 040714-1

Veteran transporter takes command of 598th Group

"I can't think of anyone more qualified to take command of this group than Col. Gary Stanley", said Maj. Gen. Ann Dunwoody, commander, Surface Deployment and Distribution Comand.
Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Article Views: 1060      Release #: 040713-1

DPO momentum spurs changes - requires focused management

Changes to the management and reporting of initiatives under the DPO were announced yesterday by Gen. John Handy. The result is a more flattened management structure and a consolidation of focus areas.
Published: Friday, July 09, 2004
Article Views: 1089      Release #: 040708-1

AMC delivers lifesaving armor for Humvees

According to USTRANSCOM officials, the "armor is still flowing"...
Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Article Views: 975      Release #: 040630-1

SDDC unit receives top federal excellence award

The 599th Transportation Group, Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, was presented the Excellence in Federal Government award for the Pacific Ocean region.
Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Article Views: 1008      Release #: 040630-2

TEA moves to digital instructional materials

The Transportation Engineering Agency has taken a giant leap into the world of automation with the development of computer-based training disks.
Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Article Views: 970      Release #: 040630-3

Development of tracking system at Grand Forks sets benchmark

Members of the 319th Logistics Readiness Squadron are now scanning and tracking supply items as they are delivered...
Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Article Views: 1023      Release #: 040629-1

At any hour: SDDC Operations Center assists military's newest recruits

From January through April, Operations Center (SDDC) personnel assisted about 4,000 recruits and will probably assist around 11,000 before the year is over.
Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Article Views: 1018      Release #: 040629-2

SDDC swaps headquarters group

The 599th Transportation Group, located at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, will take charge of freight movements for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom for the next six months.
Published: Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Article Views: 1022      Release #: 040607-1

Airmen, Soldiers support Baghdad airlift mission

Airmen and Soldiers are combining forces to get passengers and cargo through Baghdad International Airport.
Published: Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Article Views: 1144      Release #: 040607-2

DPO initiative is the beginning of joint theater logistics

The CENTCOM Deployment Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC) is evolving from a pilot-program into a sought after capability by other combatant commands.
Published: Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Article Views: 1019      Release #: 040608-1

Air Mobility Command birthday message from Gen Handy

Today, as the air component of U.S. Transportation Command, the men and women of AMC accomplish Herculean tasks unrivaled by any force in history.
Published: Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Article Views: 1135      Release #: 040601-1

Military Sealift Command observes National Maritime Day at Washington Navy Yard

Three wreaths decorated with flowers and ribbons were presented at the ceremony to commemorate the mariners lost at sea in peacetime and war.
Published: Thursday, May 20, 2004
Article Views: 1114      Release #: 040520-1

Survey to assess home-station, deployed personal safety concerns

General John Handy, commander of U.S. Transportation Command and AMC, is asking Airmen to complete a Web-based survey about the sexual harassment and assault climate within the command.
Published: Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Article Views: 1105      Release #: 040518-1

Battlelab improves inflight patient care

The Air Mobility Battlelab here resolved a significant aircraft cabin lighting deficiency in aeromedical evacuation aircraft.
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Article Views: 1096      Release #: 040512-1

USTRANSCOM garners three awards for excellence in government

U.S. Transportation Command garnered three awards at the annual Excellence in Government Awards Program ceremony held May 6, at the Orlando Gardens Banquet Center, St. Louis.
Published: Monday, May 10, 2004
Article Views: 1292      Release #: 040510-1

Change of Command for USTRANSCOM Army Reservists

The Army Reserve Element of U. S. Transportation Command's Joint Transportation Reserve Unit has a new commander, Col. David C. Goetsch.
Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2004
Article Views: 1038      Release #: 040419-1

Cooperative Efforts Produce Distribution Efficiencies --
Joint Action Provides CENTCOM "Visibility" in Distribution Pipeline

Historic changes in the way the Department of Defense deploys, sustains and redeploys warfighters is producing immediate, positive results in Iraq, according to Maj.Gen. Robert T. Dail, director of operations at the U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Friday, April 16, 2004
Article Views: 1096      Release #: 040416-1

SDDC shifts Caribbean port to Jacksonville, Fla.

The 832nd Transportation Battalion is relocating from Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, to Jacksonville, one of the command's 18 strategic ports in the continental United States.
Published: Friday, April 16, 2004
Article Views: 1393      Release #: 040416-3

Enlisted aviator career field puts 'chevrons' in the sky

Although the Flight Officer Act in 1942 ended the enlisted pilot program, there are still a number of "flying" career fields available to today's enlisted Airmen.
Published: Friday, April 16, 2004
Article Views: 1081      Release #: 040416-4

PACOM Commander makes en route stop to visit USTRANSCOM

Adm. Thomas Fargo, Commander, Pacific Command, visits USTRANSCOM's Deployment Distribution Operations Center during an en route stop April 9.
Published: Friday, April 16, 2004
Article Views: 1100      Release #: 040416-5

Chiefs of Reserve address issues/concerns during Town Hall meeting

A panel of Reserve service chiefs discussed readiness, joint integration and benefit issues here, Mar. 19, during a Town Hall meeting hosted by U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Friday, April 02, 2004
Article Views: 1102      Release #: 040401-1

C-17 crew wins Mackay Trophy

Five Airmen from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., are the winners of the National Aeronautic Association's Clarence Mackay Trophy for 2003.
Published: Friday, March 26, 2004
Article Views: 1184      Release #: 040326-1

Port of Beaumont among recipients of 2004 SDDC Quality Awards

The port of Beaumont was recognized for its support of SDDC in moving equipment overseas in the past year for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Published: Friday, March 26, 2004
Article Views: 1178      Release #: 040326-2

Robust SDDC operations create port cargo-handling record

The biggest shipments of Department of Defense military equipment in a half century have led to a record for SDDC port cargo-handling operations.
Published: Friday, March 19, 2004
Article Views: 1106      Release #: 040319-1

New Director for the CENTCOM DDOC

Army Brig. Gen. John C. Levasseur, director of the DLA Reserve Mobilization Office, has replaced Brig. Gen. Brad Baker, Air Mobility Command, as the director of the CENTCOM DDOC.
Published: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Article Views: 2174      Release #: 040318-1

Merchant Marine - U.S. Military Partnership Enables
"Greatest Military Logistic Feat in History"

The current rotation of troops and materiel from Iraq and Afghanistan is possible in large measure because of continuing cooperation between commercial and military partners...
Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Article Views: 1073      Release #: 040317-1

Surface Deployment and Distribution Command: TEA engineers spearhead added road entrance to Fort Eustis

A long-awaited second entrance road to Fort Eustis is underway thanks to SDDC's Transportation Engineering Agency and a partnership of governmental and military organizations.
Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Article Views: 1121      Release #: 040317-2

Family members receive extension of space a flight benefits

Passengers eligible for this program must be family members of active duty service members, military retirees currently drawing a pension, or Medal of Honor recipients.
Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Article Views: 1037      Release #: 040317-3

Air Mobility brings forces to Haiti

"Moving the Marines into Haiti is typical of how we operate. There is a requirement presented to U.S. Transportation Command from... U.S. Southern Command...," said Lt. Gen. William Welser III, 18th Air Force commander
Published: Thursday, March 11, 2004
Article Views: 1092      Release #: 040311-1

Defense Supply Center Richmond war room focuses on Army aviation, Air Force C-5

DSCR is the Defense Logistics Agency's lead center for aviation.
Published: Tuesday, March 09, 2004
Article Views: 1037      Release #: 040309-1

Antarctica is hotbed of USTRANSCOM activity

The coldest place on earth is a hot bed of activity as the U.S. Transportation Command once again provides air, land and sea support for U.S Antarctic Program
Published: Friday, March 05, 2004
Article Views: 1130      Release #: 040302

USTRANSCOM missions for one day illustrate high operations tempo

Operations tempo moved into even higher gear today for U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Thursday, March 04, 2004
Article Views: 1101      Release #: 040301

Force rotations are in full swing

As the Department of Defense's provider of air, land and sea transportation during peace and war, USTRANSCOM is balancing global requirements while conducting OEF and OIF force rotations.
Published: Friday, February 20, 2004
Article Views: 1116      Release #: 040220-1

MSC Europe's BM1(SW) Graves named MSC Shore Sailor of Year for second consecutive year

Graves was recognized for his work in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as command representative to the port of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Published: Friday, February 20, 2004
Article Views: 1095      Release #: 040220-2

Transportation Command's Priority: Supporting Warfighters

In the next six weeks, the command will move approximately 250,000 men and women as it swaps out troops and equipment from the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
Published: Thursday, February 19, 2004
Article Views: 1087      Release #: 040219-1

Davis Center named in honor of Air Force general

"What you see here today embodies the spirit of General Davis," said General Handy, commander of USTRANSCOM and AMC.
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Article Views: 1085      Release #: 040218-1

AMC announces 2003 Security Forces unit award winners

Air Mobility Command officials Feb. 12 announced the command's 2003 Outstanding Security Forces Unit award winners.
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Article Views: 1088      Release #: 040218-2

Tankers continue to evolve their AE duties

In the Air Mobility Command guidance, it says the KC-135 is not an optimal platform for aeromedical operations. However, with current operations tempo, the KC-135 is one of few platforms available for use.
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Article Views: 1018      Release #: 040218-3

Patriot Express missions diverted to support troop redeployment

Air Mobility Command officials have temporarily cancelled several Patriot Express missions between the United States and Europe to use those aircraft to fill requirements for the massive Southwest Asia rotation of forces.
Published: Thursday, February 12, 2004
Article Views: 1130      Release #: 040212-1

Transforming the deployment and distribution seams between strategic and operational logistics

Direct and immediate interface with national logistics partners is rapidly changing CENTCOM processes in deployment and distribution.
Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Article Views: 988      Release #: 040210-1

Massive Navy cargo ship loads in Philadelphia

The ship has sailed between the United States and the Middle East four times during the past year, single-handedly transporting more than 1.5 million square feet of cargo for U.S. troops ashore.
Published: Friday, February 06, 2004
Article Views: 1141      Release #: 040206-1

"Big Red One" heads for Iraq aboard five LMSRs

10,000 pieces of heavy combat equipment arrived at the port by rail, river barge, and truck-lined up in 'force packages' ready to be loaded, around-the-clock, aboard the giant LMSRs.
Published: Friday, February 06, 2004
Article Views: 1085      Release #: 040206-2

SDDC integral in historic force rotations

The move is a "daunting" challenge, said Maj. Gen. Ann Dunwoody, commander, Surface Deployment & Distribution Command.
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004
Article Views: 1112      Release #: 040129-1

Travis C-5 crew recounts enemy attack

Because of key training and preparedness, all 11 crewmembers, 52 passengers and the aircraft made it safely back to the ground.
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004
Article Views: 1131      Release #: 040129-2

Surface Deployment and Distribution Command formally takes new name

The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command is the new name for the Military Traffic Management Command.
Published: Thursday, January 29, 2004
Article Views: 1116      Release #: 040129-3

U.S. Transportation Command tackles historic logistics feat - force rotations in and out of Southwest Asia

By early summer, USTRANSCOM will complete the movement of more than 300,000 troops and 1 million tons of cargo.
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Article Views: 1076      Release #: 040127-1

Regional business leaders visit USTRANSCOM

A group of area business leaders representing the Regional Business Council visited USTRANSCOM, Jan 23.
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Article Views: 1049      Release #: 040127-2

Patriot Express program to be restructured

The U.S. Transportation Command has announced the phased
restructuring of chartered passenger air services provided through the Air Mobility Command's Patriot Express.
Published: Saturday, January 17, 2004
Article Views: 1095      Release #: 040116-1

New 'A Staff' structure at AMC

Air Mobility Command reorganized into a "A Staff" structure effective Oct. 1, 2003.
Published: Thursday, January 15, 2004
Article Views: 1971      Release #: 040115-1

USTRANSCOM expands into Fairview Heights - New offices house accounting services for worldwide command

US Transportation Command opened 8,600 square feet of office space in Fairview Heights, Ill. to integrate and automate the worldwide command's billing and accounting services.
Published: Tuesday, January 06, 2004
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Navy's evolutionary catamaran tested during African exercise

In addition to crew orientation, the exercise was an opportunity to test the ship's multi-faceted capabilities, to include riverine operations, helicopter deck landing trials, and amphibious raids.
Published: Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Article Views: 1071      Release #: 040106-1

Decorated McChord crew recounts enemy attack

Crew members recently recounted what happened during the 10-minutes from when their No. 2 engine exploded shortly after take-off Dec. 9, to when they safely landed the C-17 back at Baghdad IAP.
Published: Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Article Views: 1066      Release #: 040106-2

New Year brings redesignation for key Army command

Effective Jan. 1, 2004, the Military Traffic Management Command's new name is the (Military) Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC).
Published: Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Article Views: 1036      Release #: 040106-3

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