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2010 News Archive (43)

USTRANSCOM officer recognized for logistics excellence

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Jens Curtis earns Beyond the Call of Duty: Logistician of the Year honors.
Published: Monday, December 20, 2010
Article Views: 1509      Release #: 101220

USTRANSCOM's Army component helps Santa

The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command draws upon angels to brighten holidays from local elementary students.
Published: Monday, December 20, 2010
Article Views: 1453      Release #: 101220-2

Command celebrates beginning of GATES/WPS convergence

The Department of Defense will benefit from a single port processing and manifesting system which will lead to significant cost savings.
Published: Friday, December 17, 2010
Article Views: 1597      Release #: 101217-1

Loftin takes the helm of unique reserve unit

Former fighter pilot, Cmdr. Lowen B. Loftin, Navy Reserve, assumed command of the Navy Reserve Element of U. S. Transportation Command's Joint Transportation Reserve Unit in a ceremony here on Dec. 4.
Published: Monday, December 06, 2010
Article Views: 1503      Release #: 101206-1

New vehicle retrieval trailer en route to Afghanistan

A product of the command's Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, Joint Recovery and Distribution System, or JRaDS, trailers are en route to Afghanistan to help recover disabled tactical vehicles.
Published: Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Article Views: 1501      Release #: 101201-1

USTRANSCOM commander visits USS Abraham Lincoln at sea

Gen. Duncan J. McNabb and members of his staff paid a visit to the aircraft carrier on duty in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. While there, they observed a demonstration of passenger and cargo transportation via carrier on board delivery.
Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Article Views: 1588      Release #: 101124-1

USTRANSCOM commander visits Naval Station Rota

Gen. Duncan J. McNabb holds an all hands call to thank the sailors and airmen of the 725th Air Mobility for their support of the command.
Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Article Views: 1482      Release #: 101123-1

USTRANSCOM, Republic of Korea sign mutual airlift support implementing arrangement

Command signs arrangement to streamline processes and make make updates more quickly to the U.S. - Republic of Korea Mutual Airlift Support Agreement.
Published: Monday, October 25, 2010
Article Views: 1613      Release #: 101025-1

USTRANSCOM wins technology partnership award for wind farm study

Command recognized for united efforts with government and industry to understand affect of wind frarms on radar systems.
Published: Friday, October 22, 2010
Article Views: 1566      Release #: 101022-1

Innovative thinkers gather at USTRANSCOM

Best and brightest attend command's Innovation Rountable and explore the "Art of the Impossible."
Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Article Views: 1515      Release #: 101019

DTCI execution changes, but mission remains same

The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has assumed full oversight responsibility of the Defense Transportation Coordination Initiative contract from the U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Friday, October 01, 2010
Article Views: 1625      Release #: 101001-1

USTRANSCOM holds Distribution Process Owner Enterprise Architecture Summit

Third annual meeting focused on "Delivering the Corporate Services Vision."
Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Article Views: 1550      Release #: 100915-1

Leonard takes command of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command

Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard becomes the 17th commanding general of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command at the beginning of a new era for SDDC.
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Article Views: 1514      Release #: 100825-1

USTRANSCOM Chief of Staff retires after 38-year military career

Retirement ceremony for Chief of Staff Army Maj. Gen. William H. Johnson cap more than four years of active duty service with U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Friday, August 13, 2010
Article Views: 1665      Release #: 100813-1

USTRANSCOM opens new global transportation command-and-control facility

The USTRANSCOM commander hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, officially opening a new, updated transportation command-and-control facility.
Published: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Article Views: 1480      Release #: 100812-1

U.S. Transportation Command set for new building opening

Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, commander, U.S. Transportation Command will serve as host for the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open to command's new facility Aug. 12.
Published: Monday, August 09, 2010
Article Views: 1568      Release #: 100809-2

U.S. Transportation Command leader visits Pakistan

Gen. Duncan McNabb, U.S. Transportation Command commander, met with Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, this week in Islamabad to discuss U.S. military logistics operations in the region.
Published: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Article Views: 1579      Release #: 100803-1

U.S. rushes aid to Pakistan flood victims

The United States is rushing aircraft, food and shelter to help those impacted by flooding in Pakistan, State Department and Defense Department officials said today
Published: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Article Views: 1451      Release #: 100803-2

Move.mil launches redesigned Web site

U.S. Transportation Command officials have launched an improved www.Move.mil Web site to assist customers in using the Defense Personal Property System, or DPS, for moving houshold goods.
Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Article Views: 1577      Release #: 100727-1

Airdrops break records in Afghanistan

Airdrops in Afghanistan have set new records for both bundles and tons delivered, a far cry from the days of early World War II missions of pushing small crates with parachutes out of an aircraft's side cargo doors.
Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Article Views: 1649      Release #: 100713-1

Follow USTRANSCOM on Facebook and Twitter!

Command news and information is now available on popular social media sites.
Published: Thursday, July 01, 2010
Article Views: 1454      Release #: 100701-1

USTRANSCOM holds interagency logistics symposium

More than 140 individuals from 50 organizations around the globe attended the U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored 2010 Interagency Logistics Symposium.
Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Article Views: 1717      Release #: 100630-1

Help for military children: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs state law easing school transitions

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Educational Opportunity for Military Children Act today during a formal ceremony at Scott Air Force Base.
Published: Monday, June 28, 2010
Article Views: 1564      Release #: 100628-1

Statement from General and Mrs. Duncan McNabb on the signing of the Educational Opportunity for Military Children Act

Statement from General and Mrs. Duncan McNabb on the signing of the Educational Opportunity for Military Children Act
Published: Monday, June 28, 2010
Article Views: 1554      Release #: 100628-2

USTRANSCOM campus grows

What started as a design drawing two years ago is now brick-and-mortar reality as construction on U.S. Transportation Command's new facility nears completion.
Published: Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Article Views: 1664      Release #: 100609-1

Estonian delegation visits Scott Air Force Base

U.S. Transportation Command's Northern Distribution Network Outreach Program recently served as host for dignitaries from the Baltic State of Estonia.
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Article Views: 1561      Release #: 100513-1

USTRANSCOM moves coats to Afghan orphans

Members of U.S. Transportation Command help Army major keep promise to children in Afghanistan through Denton Amendment shipment.
Published: Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Article Views: 1487      Release #: 100505-1

Supply Chain Council recognizes Northern Distribution Network

The Northern Distribution Network, with U.S. Transportation Command in the lead, has won the Supply Chain Council's 2010 Award for Supply Chain Operational Excellence in the Defense Sector.
Published: Friday, April 23, 2010
Article Views: 1572      Release #: 100423-1

Military launches improved system for personal property moves

The military has launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers making their own household goods moving arrangements. It's called a "Personally Procured Move."
Published: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Article Views: 1584      Release #: 100422-1

USTRANSCOM receives Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presented United States Transportation Command with the Joint Meritorious Unit Award April 1, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Article Views: 1483      Release #: 100401-01

Commander addresses Reserve Component Chiefs/Adjutants General conference

U.S. Transportation Command brings together Chiefs of Reserve Components and National Guard Adjutants General for annual conference.
Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Article Views: 1561      Release #: 100325

SDDC honors high-performing shippers

Army Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Center presented 15 SDDC Shipper Performance Awards March 10 at the command's 2020 Training Symposium in Atlanta.
Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Article Views: 1592      Release #: 100311

C-130 low-cost low-altitude combat airdrops now operational

A deployed C-130H aircres is the first to use anew method of airdrop to make deliveries more accurate and flexible for resupply of small, mobile forces.
Published: Friday, March 05, 2010
Article Views: 1510      Release #: 100305

USTRANSCOM speaker discusses evolution of war

Retired Marine Corps Col. T.X. Hammes came to Seay Auditorium, where he spoke about the evolution of war and how it applies to members of U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Monday, February 22, 2010
Article Views: 1491      Release #: 100222-1

New Pacific Patriot Express routes connect Korea, expand Japan services

Pacific-based airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines will soon have more options available for traveling to and from the United States beginning this April.
Published: Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Article Views: 1599      Release #: 100210-1

USTRANSCOM's NCIS rep named O'Fallon Firefighter of the Year

Command's full-time Naval Criminal Invstigative Service liaison earns honor for life-saving service as city volunteer firefighter.
Published: Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Article Views: 1570      Release #: 100203-1

USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB leaders seek Mascoutah school board understanding

Gen. Duncan McNabb, commander of the United States Transportation Command, and a group of Scott military leaders have approached the Mascoutah School board requesting help for military students.
Published: Friday, January 29, 2010
Article Views: 1572      Release #: 100129-1

Joint task force organizes Haitian airport

When a disaster strikes, people assume it should be easy to get relief supplies in. But it's not always a simple proposition.
Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Article Views: 1559      Release #: 100128-1

Haiti's seaport capacity increases, Fraser says

Conditions in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti, continue to improve day by day, but a tremendous need still exists, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said today.
Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Article Views: 1498      Release #: 100128-2

USTRANSCOM Surgeon's Office assists with Haitian operations

A few hours after the Haitian earthquake, the Command Surgeon's office activated the Contingency Medical Desk to provide awareness and support for the surgeon and the U.S. Transportation Command commander.
Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Article Views: 1594      Release #: 100127-1

USTRANSCOM offers air and sea lift instructions for NGOs conducting humanitarian relief

"How do I get lift?" is available on U.S. Transportation Command's public Web site. It steers non-govermental and non-profit organizations through the process of acquiring qualifying military-provided transportation for cargo or people.
Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Article Views: 1584      Release #: 100126-1

USTRANSCOM controls movements for Haiti relief

The U.S. Transportation Command is assisting U.S. Southern Command help the people of Haiti affected by Wednesday's devastating earthquake.
Published: Friday, January 15, 2010
Article Views: 1603      Release #: 100115-1

USTRANSCOM hosts Afghanistan plus-up conference

U.S. Transportation Command served as host to the recent interim U.S. Central Command Operation Iraqi Freedom/Afghanistan force flow workshop.
Published: Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Article Views: 1573      Release #: 100105-1

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