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2011 News Archive (56)

USTRANSCOM reviews popular acronyms

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U.S. Transportation Command's deputy commander wears a 'Just Say No to Acronyms" button to remind the staff of a simple way to improve communications. Here's the second in a series of articles deciphering some of the command's common-use acronyms.
Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011
Article Views: 894      Release #: 111222-111

USTRANSCOM staffer decorates the White House for the holidays

Dedicated protocol specialist experiences magic of decorating the White House -- her professional dream assignment.
Published: Friday, December 16, 2011
Article Views: 1051      Release #: 111216-1

USTRANSCOM places in National Security Agency competition

USTRANSCOM comes in second for prestigious award.
Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Article Views: 1015      Release #: 111214-1

More than trains, planes, ships and trucks keep warfighters supplied

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One Defense Logistics Agency leader sat down for a conversation with TRANSCOM leaders and staff.
Published: Monday, December 12, 2011
Article Views: 843      Release #: 111212-1

Satellite technology tracks cargo across the globe

Learn how the military tracks its cargo while in transit.
Published: Thursday, December 08, 2011
Article Views: 1081      Release #: 111208-1

Calls for fiscal efficiency sounded at 2011 Defense Logistics Conference

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“There are two ways to do something: an expensive way, and a cheap way. We cannot sacrifice effectiveness for the warfighter. But we can show them what the [cost] options are.” said Army Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey, deputy commander, USTRANSCOM.
Published: Friday, December 02, 2011
Article Views: 864      Release #: 111202-1

TransViz web-enabled software allows better planning efficiency

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Planners who coordinate the movement of passengers and cargo in support of the warfighter can now access the Transportation Visualizer analysis tool via the web (on the classified network), a step toward more agile transportation support.
Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Article Views: 1506      Release #: 111130-1

Acronyms spoken here

Acronyms are abbreviations of words or phrases which are pronounced as words in and of themselves. Without these little space savers a simple, military-related memo would probably take up more space than a DDOC full of DPOs...
Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Article Views: 1182      Release #: 111122-2

Online transportation data sharing enhances civilian and military partnerships

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The Coalition Mobility System, or CMS, allows DOD, allied nations, government agencies and non-governmental organizations to share information. It displays U.S. and coalition aircraft, ship, railroad and ground convoy information.
Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Article Views: 908      Release #: 111122-1

USTRANSCOM sends workers to Penn State for certificate in supply chain management

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“I came to TRANSCOM without a full understanding of supply chain issues. This program has opened my eyes to the potential of our commercial partners and greatly improved the breadth of options to finding distribution solutions,” said Doan.
Published: Monday, November 21, 2011
Article Views: 1039      Release #: 111121-1

Former Secretary thanks veterans and discusses global issues

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The former Secretary of State spoke with members of USTRANSCOM on Veterans Day and thanked all who have served and their families for their sacrifices.
Published: Friday, November 11, 2011
Article Views: 791      Release #: 111111-1

Vicksburg campaign staff ride illuminates past

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Key campaign in the Civil War -- Vicksburg -- showed how joint forces could work on the water and land to win this pivotal battle. USTRANSCOM members role played leaders from the Union and Confederate forces to understand the time and challenges.
Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Article Views: 887      Release #: 111110-1

Klukas takes over as senior enlisted leader

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Chief Master Sgt. Martin S. Klukas took over as senior enlisted leader from Command Sgt. Major Tomás Hawkins on Nov. 10.
Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Article Views: 931      Release #: 111110-2

Fraser thanks vets, honors fallen and recognizes supporters in Veterans Day speech

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The commander of USTRANSCOM spoke about Veterans to the Missouri Athletic Club and Rotary Club of St. Louis Nov. 9.
Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Article Views: 788      Release #: 111110-3

USTRANSCOM uses ambient heat for main facility

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Ever wonder how a large military building is heated?
Published: Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Article Views: 814      Release #: 111109-2

Service member and civilian physical fitness key to workplace health

“I’ve experienced first-hand the importance of being physically fit in a combat environment,” said Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Scott, USTRANSCOM Navy element fitness leader.
Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011
Article Views: 1126      Release #: 111103-1

Teams brainstorm in new Collaboration Station

USTRANSCOM now has a room where teams can collaborate on wrap-around white-board walls and record their thoughts and great ideas.
Published: Friday, October 28, 2011
Article Views: 1043      Release #: 111028-1

Vice Adm. Harnitchek departs USTRANSCOM

The U.S. Transportation Command marked the detachment of Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek from his role as Deputy Commander. He departs tomorrow and will become Director of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va. in mid-November.
Published: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Article Views: 1045      Release #: 111027-1

Combined Federal Campaign Chili Cook-Off raises awareness of program

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Winners were announced by Lt. Cmdr. Roland Sasaki, command CFC representative. They were: Honorable mention; Lt. Col. Jeffrey Brown; 3rd Place, Staff Sgt. Anthony Fox; 2nd Place, Chief Petty Officer Jesus Ortega and 1st Place, Lt. Col. Heidi Hastings.
Published: Friday, October 21, 2011
Article Views: 788      Release #: 111021-1

Fraser reveals initial priorities

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At his first Commander's Call -- talking with over 600 of the command located at Scott Air Force Base -- General Fraser shared his priorities for the organization.
Published: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Article Views: 869      Release #: 111020-1

JCSE showcases capabilities with a no-notice deployment exercise to USTRANSCOM

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The team set up of an Early Entry Package during a live demonstration at USTRANSCOM at Scott Air Force Base. These members of the Joint Communications Support Element, a subordinate command of the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC).
Published: Monday, October 17, 2011
Article Views: 901      Release #: JECC 111017-1

Fraser assumes command of USTRANSCOM

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Four-star general now leads global defense deployment and distribution enterprise. General McNabb departs to praise from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Published: Friday, October 14, 2011
Article Views: 824      Release #: 111014-1

Pentagon Channel provides live coverage of USTRANSCOM change of command

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will preside, as U.S. Transportation Command's commander Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb reliquishes command to Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser.
Published: Thursday, October 13, 2011
Article Views: 1147      Release #: 111013-1

Base realignment process complete at USTRANSCOM

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The command celebrates the on-time completion of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure moves mandated by Congress, while looking forward to continuing transformation initiatives.
Published: Friday, October 07, 2011
Article Views: 804      Release #: 111007-1

McNabb delivers keynote remarks at National Defense Transportation Association Forum

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command addressed the NDTA annual forum in this year's final session and emphasized the importance USTRANSCOM's partnership with private industry in delivering top-notch support to warfighters.
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Article Views: 1062      Release #: 110915-1

At USTRANSCOM, learning is essential

Learning never stops for many U.S. Transportation Command workers as a result of the commands' Joint Training and Education Program.
Published: Thursday, September 08, 2011
Article Views: 1142      Release #: 110908

Joint Enabling Capabilities Command holds change of command

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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter relinquished command of the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command to U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Scott A. Stearney on Aug. 26 with Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, as senior official.
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Article Views: 834      Release #: JECC 110830-1

Military household goods moving offices consolidate for greater efficiency

Officials say consolidation could save millions of dollars over 10 years.
Published: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Article Views: 1056      Release #: 110825-1

Senate confirms General Fraser as next USTRANSCOM commander

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The U.S. Senate has confirmed Gen. William M. Fraser III as the next commander of U.S. Transportation Command with an anticipated change of command in October. The Senate made its confirmation on Aug. 2.
Published: Monday, August 15, 2011
Article Views: 869      Release #: 110815-1

USTRANSCOM Reserve unit celebrates 20th anniversary

U.S. Transportation Command, Joint Transportation Reserve Unit will host its 20th anniversary with a cake cutting ceremony, Sept. 10 at 8:30. Maj. Gen. David S. Post invites all former commanders, unit members, and all wish to come.
Published: Friday, August 12, 2011
Article Views: 1073      Release #: 110812-1

Statement by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta on Senate Confirmations

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Senate confirms new Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as well as the incoming commander for USTRANSCOM, Air Force Gen. William Fraser, who will assume command in mid-October of this year.
Published: Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Article Views: 819      Release #: 673-11

USTRANSCOM and SIU – Edwardsville to sign agreement enhancing educational opportunities

Event takes place 7 July at 3 p.m. at SIUE. The partnership agreement will expand and enhance SIUE’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education efforts, known as STEM.
Published: Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Article Views: 1085      Release #: 110705-1

JECC reassigned to USTRANSCOM from USJFCOM

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The Joint Enabling Capabilities Command is reassigned from U.S. Joint Forces Command to U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Friday, July 01, 2011
Article Views: 940      Release #: 110701-1

World Affairs Council Recognizes USTRANSCOM as Humanitarian of Year

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The World Affairs Council of St. Louis recognized the efforts of the USTRANSCOM in Haiti, Pakistan and Japan, with the organization’s inaugural International Humanitarian of the Year Award. General McNabb accepted the award for the command.
Published: Friday, June 10, 2011
Article Views: 790      Release #: 110610-1

Simulated 'catastrophe' spotlights strength of mobility forces, national partnership

Participants practice critical aeromedical evacuation skills at realistic National Level Exercise 2011.
Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Article Views: 1027      Release #: 110525-1

Bulgaria hosts U.S. air refulers, crews

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Contingency response and tanker crews work together to support air refueling for the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan.
Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Article Views: 875      Release #: 110523-1

President proclaims today 'National Defense Transportation Day'

President Obama recognizes the contributions of transportation for our nation's security and prosperity.
Published: Friday, May 20, 2011
Article Views: 1074      Release #: 110520-1

Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, honors merchant mariners at National Maritime Day service

Gen. Duncan J. McNabb takes part in ceremony during Military Sealift Command's annual service at historic Washington Navy Yard.
Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011
Article Views: 1058      Release #: 110519-1

Government, commands join forces for major earthquake response exercise

This week, U.S. Transportation Command joins other federal military and civilian agencies for an exercise to demonstrate a whole-of-government response to an earthquake.
Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Article Views: 1113      Release #: 110517-1

USTRANSCOM wins 2011 Government Organization Defense Architecture Award

Command recognized for Joint Deployment and Duistribution Architecture-Advanced as model for policy and practice.
Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Article Views: 1141      Release #: 110511-1

621st CRW readies Romania airport for U.S. multi-modal shipments

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Deployment helps U.S. Transportation Command conduct proof-of-principle evaluations for future use of Romania's transportation infrastructure.
Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Article Views: 795      Release #: 110512-1

Army transfers high speed vessels to Navy

The Department of the Navy signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) May 2 with the Department of the Army transferring all five of the Army’s Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) to the Navy.
Published: Thursday, May 05, 2011
Article Views: 1027      Release #: 110505-1

Small army of vounteers helps family recover from Good Friday tornado damage

Volunteers from command and components clear downed trees from Illinois home hit with heavy storm damage.
Published: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Article Views: 1066      Release #: 110503-1

DOD reassigns Joint Enabling Capabilities Command to USTRANSCOM

As part of the disestablishment of U.S. Joint Forces Command, the Department of Defense has announced the reassignment of critical USJFCOM organizations and functions to designated combatant commands, military services and the Joint Staff.
Published: Monday, May 02, 2011
Article Views: 1107      Release #: 110502

President signs Unified Command Plan, realigns combatant command responsibilities

The plan assigns U.S. Transportation Command responsibility as the Global Distribution Synchronizer.
Published: Thursday, April 07, 2011
Article Views: 1092      Release #: 110407-1

USTRANSCOM stays on schedule through contingencies

Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Gen. Duncan J. McNabb testified April 5 before the House Armed Services Committee.
Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Article Views: 1051      Release #: 110406-1

USTRANSCOM team there when needed; evacuates 7,500 DOD workers and family members from Japan

U.S. Transportation Command made possible the evacuation from Japan of thousands of Defense Department personnel and family members during Operation Pacific Passage.
Published: Monday, April 04, 2011
Article Views: 1149      Release #: 110401-1

Interactive session for parents focuses on ‘Chain of Concern’

Two of the leading advocates for military children at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Linda McNabb and Tammy Cox, presented a workshop for military parents of school children as part of the PASS (Parent Advocates for Students and Schools) program.
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Article Views: 1099      Release #: 110323-1

USTRANSCOM commander visits Kyrgyzstan

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command meets with U.S. servicemembers and officials of Kyrgyzstan's government.
Published: Thursday, March 03, 2011
Article Views: 1073      Release #: 110303-1

598th provides NATO a cost-savings plan for cargo movement

The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 598th Transportation Brigade drew upon the Universal Services Contract help the Dutch Ministry of Defense plan for a surface movement requirement, at a cost savings of around $700,000.
Published: Monday, February 14, 2011
Article Views: 1109      Release #: 110214-1

Military Sealift Command completes annual resupply mission to Antarctica

Command supports Operation Deep Freeze for annual mission as part of joint service, interagency support of the National Science Foundation.
Published: Monday, February 14, 2011
Article Views: 1156      Release #: 110214-2

USTRANSCOM holds focus groups for iDistribute

U.S. Transportation Command held a focus group Jan. 27 on iDistribute.mil, a Web-based portal launched in August 2010 to help facilitate command operations.
Published: Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Article Views: 1073      Release #: 110209

USTRANSCOM provides America's greatest advantage, commander says

The greatest advantage that the United States has over any potential enemy is the ability to project and sustain forces anywhere in the world, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command said here today.
Published: Monday, February 07, 2011
Article Views: 1110      Release #: 110207-1

USTRANSCOM team wins inaugural logistics award

Michael Hansen and U.S. Transportation Command's Logistics Sustainment Division are the first winners of the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology Gen. William G.T. Tuttle, Jr., U.S. Army (Ret.) Award.
Published: Friday, February 04, 2011
Article Views: 1158      Release #: 110204

Secretary of Defense honors USTRANSCOM directorates

Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Butler recognizes U.S. Transportation Command's cyber team for superior service.
Published: Friday, January 28, 2011
Article Views: 1149      Release #: 110124-1

History Channel's Modern Marvels features USTRANSCOM

Command and its components get the star treatment Jan. 14 in a premier showing of Modern Marvel's show on "Packaging"
Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Article Views: 1123      Release #: 110111

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