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2008 News Archive (31)

USTRANSCOM Navy officer to receive Award of Excellence

Lt. Ann M. Brown will receive the Navy League of the United States, St. Louis Council's annual Award of Excellence.
Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Article Views: 1540      Release #: 081231-1

USTRANSCOM Navy Reservists welcome aboard new commander

Capt. Mark L. Leavitt has assumed command of the Navy Reserve Element of U. S. Transportation Command.
Published: Friday, December 19, 2008
Article Views: 1507      Release #: 081219-1

USTRANSCOM announces rollout of new program for DOD moves

U.S. Transportation Command and the Army's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command announced that Phase II of the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) has begun live operations.
Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Article Views: 1554      Release #: 081911-1

Unified View delivers faster solutions for warfighters

U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Joint Forces Command and the Defense Logistics Agency developed Unified View, a way to provide faster support to warfighters for deployment and distribution related issues.
Published: Monday, November 10, 2008
Article Views: 1603      Release #: 081110-1

TRANSCOM commander praises mobility airmen: 'We have built a crown jewel'

Gen. Duncan McNabb opened the 2008 Airlift Tanker Association convention Nov. 7 at Anaheim, Calif., and spoke about the evolution of U.S. Transportation Command and the mobility airmen who contribute to its success.
Published: Monday, November 10, 2008
Article Views: 1525      Release #: 081110-2

USTRANSCOM wins Defense Department award

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - U.S. Transportation Command earned a first place award in the Department of Defense Check It Campaign.
Published: Friday, September 26, 2008
Article Views: 1555      Release #: 080926-1

USTRANSCOM delivers another major MRAP milestone

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - U.S. Transportation Command and its supply chain partners achieved a major milestone today as the number of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles delivered to U.S. Central Command reached 10,000.
Published: Thursday, September 25, 2008
Article Views: 1544      Release #: 080925-1

USTRANSCOM reservist submits employer for 'Above and Beyond' award, company wins

Medals, certificates, pins, plaques and shadow boxes are among the items presented to the men and women of our armed forces for jobs well done. But seldom do we hear of civilian employers receiving awards recommended by military members.
Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Article Views: 1549      Release #: 092408-1

USTRANSCOM hosts interagency symposium

United States Transportation Command held an Interagency Logistics Symposium Sept. 17-18 at the Global Reach Planning Center at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Monday, September 22, 2008
Article Views: 1591      Release #: 080922-1

IGC contract awarded as initial step in convergence

The Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command are moving forward with their goal to provide warfighters the best information technology tools for supply and transportation. The program is called IGC
Published: Friday, September 19, 2008
Article Views: 3312      Release #: 080919-1

A lot has changed in five years: A look back at the beginnings of the DPO

AOn Sept. 16, 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld designated the commander of U. S. Transportation Command as the Department of Defense's Distribution Process Owner.
Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Article Views: 1534      Release #: 080916-1

McNabb assumes command of U.S. Transportation Command

Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb assumed command of U.S. Transportation Command here in a ceremony Sept. 5 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Friday, September 05, 2008
Article Views: 1556      Release #: 0080905-01

USTRANSCOM deploys container security system to better protect U.S. military supply chain

United States Transportation Command recently deployed a container security system which detects tampering and helps protect military container shipments moving from Afghanistan to Pakistan.
Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Article Views: 1538      Release #: 090308-1

U.S. defense transportation, distribution expertise aids Georgian refugees

The global U.S. defense transportation system worked to help get more than 22,000 humanitarian daily rations to a relief organization in the area to help feed a growing number of Georgian refugees.
Published: Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Article Views: 1572      Release #: 080902-02

USTRANSCOM announces rollout of new program for DOD moves

The United States Transportation Command and the Army's Military Surface Distribution and Deployment Command have announced the initial rollout of the Defense Personal Property System, or DPS.
Published: Monday, August 25, 2008
Article Views: 1516      Release #: 082508-1

USTRANSCOM, Numerex Corp. join forces for improved cargo tracking

The United States Transportation Command signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Numerex Corp to work on a unique joint research project.
Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Article Views: 1554      Release #: 080819-1

Recalled by a 'higher headquarters'

At her retirement ceremony last month after 30 years of service, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Nancy Gucwa let members of her unit in on her plans. She will devote her life as a Catholic nun with the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.
Published: Thursday, August 14, 2008
Article Views: 1556      Release #: 080814-1

Senate confirms General McNabb as U.S. Transportation Command Commander

Gen. Duncan McNabb will soon assume command of the United States Transportation Command. General McNabb, 34-year Air Force veteran, will be the ninth USTRANSCOM commander, with today's Senate confirmation vote.
Published: Friday, August 01, 2008
Article Views: 1578      Release #: 080801-1

Navy chief petty officer still raises the bar

Navy Chief Petty Officer Edward Watson says he "likes to beat up on college kids," but in a good way, as an All-American pole vaulter. As a child, the 34-year-old Mobile, Ala., native caught a televised track and field competition. It changed his life.
Published: Friday, July 18, 2008
Article Views: 1514      Release #: 080716-1

SECDEF recommends USTRANSCOM's Schwartz as next Air Force Chief of Staff

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced today his recommendation to President Bush that he nominate Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, to become Air Force Chief of Staff.
Published: Monday, June 09, 2008
Article Views: 1480      Release #: 080609-01

Ultimate Caduceus 08 tests medical evacuation skills

Ultimate Caduceus 08, part of National Level Exercise 02-08, tested the United States Transportation Command's ability assist with medical evacuation from area hospitals to a pre-designated site outside of the area.
Published: Monday, May 12, 2008
Article Views: 1472      Release #: 080512-01

USTRANSCOM deputy named New York USO Military Woman of the Year

Vice Adm. Ann E. Rondeau, deputy commander, United States Transportation Command, and the senior ranking female officer in the U.S. Navy, was named "Military Woman of the Year," by the USO of Metropolitan New York.
Published: Thursday, May 08, 2008
Article Views: 1482      Release #: 080508-1

Command plays a major role in national exercise

U.S. Transportation Command will demonstrate and test its capabilities to support a federal response to a variety of disastrous events during an intensive eight-day national level exercise.
Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Article Views: 1536      Release #: 080430-1

Next United States Transportation Command leader nominated

Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, commander United States Transportation Command, informed members of his command about his retirement and the nomination of his successor, Air Force Lt. Gen. William M. Fraser III.
Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Article Views: 1550      Release #: 080429-1

Promise made, promise kept: Supply chain partners deliver 5,000+ MRAPs to warfighters

As of April 5, more than 5,000 mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles have been delivered to the U.S. Central Command area of operations.
Published: Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Article Views: 1466      Release #: 080409-1

USTRANSCOM begins construction of new facility

The United States Transportation Command broke ground April 3 for the command's new facility on Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The building, to be located behind the current USTRANSCOM headquarters building is due to be completed by 2010.
Published: Thursday, April 03, 2008
Article Views: 1580      Release #: 080403-1

National Guard and Reserve leaders meet at USTRANSCOM

The Chiefs of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces and National Guard Adjutants General from across the country gathered at U.S. Transportation Command, March 26 and 27, to enhance a partnership that is supporting the warfighter.
Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Article Views: 1456      Release #: 080402-1

Department of Defense 'goes live' with third party transportation management service

The Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative, a third party transportation management services partnership for shipment of military freight, went 'live' today with operations in Puget Sound, Wash.
Published: Monday, March 31, 2008
Article Views: 1637      Release #: 080331-1

Government agencies work to improve supply chain management

U.S. Transportation Command, Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. General Services Administration have established a formal partnership designed to improve supply chain management for U.S. armed forces.
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Article Views: 1585      Release #: 080226-1

Contract awarded for new USTRANSCOM building

The U.S. Army Engineer District, Louisville, announced on Feb. 15 the award of a contract to River City Construction, L.L.C., East Peoria, Ill., to build a new U.S. Transportation Command facility at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Monday, February 25, 2008
Article Views: 1471      Release #: 080225-1

Defense Transportation System moves 10 million tons

U.S. Transportation Command has reached a massive milestone. The command and its components together have moved more than 10 million tons of cargo in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraq Freedom between October 2001 and January 2008.
Published: Friday, January 25, 2008
Article Views: 1523      Release #: 080125-1

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