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2012 News Archive (118)

USTRANSCOM teams wins Cost Savings and Performance Improvement Award

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The U.S. Transportation Command's Distribution Process Owner Strategic Opportunities team was presented the Cost Savings and Performance Improvement Award, Dec. 4, at the Defense Logistics 2012 Conference.
Published: Friday, December 21, 2012
Article Views: 1370      Release #: 121221-1

USTRANSCOM holds Children’s Holiday Party

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Approximately 100 children of U.S. Transportation Command workers were treated Dec. 15 to an afternoon filled with games, sweet snacks, crafts, gifts, and best of all, a visit from Santa Claus, at the USTRANSCOM Children’s Holiday party.
Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Article Views: 1368      Release #: 121217-1

Latvian ambassador visits AMC, SDDC and USTRANSCOM

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Latvian ambassador visits AMC and USTRANSCOM
Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Article Views: 1473      Release #: 121212-1

USTRANSCOM holds its own Army/Navy game-PHOTO ESSAY

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U.S. Transportation Command athletes played they own version of the Army/Navy game Friday (Dec. 7) at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. with the Army winning 21-19, for the third year consecutive year.
Published: Monday, December 10, 2012
Article Views: 1319      Release #: 121210-1

USTRANSCOM’s JTRU Navy Element change of command

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In a change of command ceremony officiated by Air Force Maj. Gen. David S. Post, director, Joint Reserve Component Directorate, Capt. Mark J. Retzloff, assumed command of the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, Navy Element, Dec. 1.
Published: Thursday, December 06, 2012
Article Views: 1387      Release #: 121206-1

USTRANSCOM member named Air Force Enlisted Aide of the Year

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Senior Master Sgt. Gregory Krems, enlisted aide for Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, USTRANSCOM, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the Air Force Senior Enlisted Aide of the Year for 2012.
Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Article Views: 1351      Release #: 121204-1

USO Salutes Military Chefs’ Culinary Creativity

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The USO of Metropolitan Washington and the Defense Department recognized 10 military chefs and named the enlisted aide of the year during the 2012 Salute to Military Chefs here last night.
Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Article Views: 1397      Release #: 121205-1

USTRANSCOM Wins National Security Agency award

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The U.S. Transportation Command has again received an award from the National Security Agency for providing outstanding information systems security.
Published: Monday, December 03, 2012
Article Views: 1509      Release #: 121203-1

USTRANSCOM worker wins Norwegian Road March

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The Norwegian Road March may not be the most well-known sporting event this side of Oslo, but for two Army members at U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., it was their trip into Nordic sporting history.
Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Article Views: 1458      Release #: 121121-1

Command meets with industry for collective discussion on cyber security

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In its continued effort to be at the leading edge of information management, U.S. Transportation Command brought together business and government leaders last week for the first session of an Industry Chief Information Officer Forum.
Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Article Views: 1299      Release #: 121115-1

USTRANSCOM commander addresses Saint Louis University group

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Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, was the guest speaker Nov. 15 for the Saint Louis University Distinguished Speaker Series.
Published: Monday, November 19, 2012
Article Views: 1332      Release #: 121116-1

Military children participate in White House holiday celebration

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Children of local military families are helping to decorate the White House this holiday season. First lady Michelle Obama and second lady Dr. Jill Biden asked kids from military installations to decorate ornaments for the official White House tree.
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Article Views: 1293      Release #: 121115-1

Leaders speak to community about veterans, future of service members

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As Veterans Day approaches, U.S. Transportation Command leaders were in the local community yesterday (Nov. 8), speaking about both honoring veterans and supporting the service member of the future.
Published: Friday, November 09, 2012
Article Views: 1334      Release #: 121109-1

USTRANSCOM welcomes NATO forum

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Rear Adm. William A. Brown, director, U.S. Transportation Command Strategy, Policy, Programs and Logistics, welcomed members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Movement and Transportation forum Nov. 7 to USTRANSCOM and Scott Air Force Base.
Published: Friday, November 09, 2012
Article Views: 1390      Release #: 121109-2

USTRANSCOM celebrates Marine Corps' 237th birthday

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Published: Friday, November 09, 2012
Article Views: 1325      Release #: 121109-3

Humanitarian assistance, under the USTRANSCOM umbrella

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U.S. Transportation Command and its components provide the coordination and execution of much of Hurricane Sandy support at the direction of the FEMA and NORTHCOM.
Published: Friday, November 02, 2012
Article Views: 1398      Release #: 121102-1

Speaker brings innovation to USTRANSCOM

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Dr. Nickerson shared his thoughts about innovation today in the U.S. Transportation Command’s Seay Auditorium as part of the USTRANSCOM “Cultural Virtue Speaker Series.”
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Article Views: 1326      Release #: 121031-1

SEAC visits USTRANSCOM

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Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited U.S. Transportation Command Oct. 29
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Article Views: 1335      Release #: 121029-1

Scary things happen in October, beware of your cyber security

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October is designated as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). During NCSAM 2012, both public and private sector organizations are highlighting the importance of protecting against cyber crime.
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article Views: 1329      Release #: 121018-1

USTRANSCOM Prepares for Cyber Operational Readiness Inspection

The U.S. Cyber Command will conduct the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection, or CCRI, at USTRANSCOM Oct. 29 through Nov. 2.
Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Article Views: 1604      Release #: 121018-3

Vice Chairman speaks at St. Louis Navy Ball

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Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld addressed more than 400 members of the greater St. Louis community, Oct. 13, at the Hilton Ballpark Hotel.
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Article Views: 1359      Release #: 121017-1

Transportation Command Postures to Meet Challenges

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U.S. Transportation Command released its strategy for the next five years today, detailing its challenges, vision and focus areas.
Published: Friday, October 12, 2012
Article Views: 1319      Release #: 121009-1

USTRANSCOM CI worker named Counterintelligence Analyst of the Year

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While counterintelligence, or CI, workers tend to reside in the shadows, it’s hard to stay under the radar when you’re one of the top analysts in the field.
Published: Friday, October 12, 2012
Article Views: 1373      Release #: 121010-1

USTRANSCOM Celebrates Navy’s 237th birthday

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U.S. Transportation Command celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 237th Birthday, Oct. 12, with a brief ceremony at the command’s Transportation Plaza.
Published: Friday, October 12, 2012
Article Views: 1313      Release #: 121012-2

USTRANSCOM to unveil new strategy this week

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In an effort to posture for future demands, U.S. Transportatio Command has undertaken the most comprehensive and collaborative strategic planning effort in its 25-year history. The result? A new strategy entitled "Our Story, 2013-2017".
Published: Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Article Views: 1395      Release #: 121009-1

Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate conducts training for USTRANSCOM

Beanbags, rubber bullets, paintballs and thousands of hard rubber balls filled the air near Sparta, Ill.
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Article Views: 1616      Release #: 120926-1

USTRANSCOM staff members compete in Checkpoint Challenge 2012

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Warrior Park pavilion was filled with the sounds of workout activity and excited conversation during the race to the finish of Checkpoint Challenge on Sept. 6.
Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Article Views: 1315      Release #: 120913-1

Branch Helps DOD Shippers Get Best Rates

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Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s special requirements branch here is a one-stop shop for finding the right rate and transportation mode for Defense Department shippers...
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
Article Views: 1345      Release #: 120910-1

Top CEO addresses USTRANSCOM workers

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Robert H. Chapman, chief executive officer of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., in St. Louis, addressed a packed house in the U.S. Transportation Command's Seay Auditorium Sept. 5 as part of the command’s "empowerment Quarter" events.
Published: Thursday, September 06, 2012
Article Views: 1384      Release #: 120906-1

4-star delivers 22nd Super Hercules

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U.S. Air Force Gen. William Fraser III, U.S. Transportation Command commander, deliver the newest C-130J Super Hercules Aug. 29, 2012, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.
Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Article Views: 1528      Release #: 120904-1

USTRANSCOM Acquisition directorate earns OSD recognition

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U.S. Transportation Command’s Acquisition directorate received an “Outstanding” rating as the result of a Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Inspection which was conducted during the period of July 16 through Aug. 3.
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Article Views: 1685      Release #: 120829-2

Empowering staff through teamwork during upcoming “Checkpoint Challenge”

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For one of the events during the last month of U.S. Transportation Command’s “empowerment” quarter, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Marty Klukas, USTRANSCOM senior enlisted leader, is challenging teams to complete a “Checkpoint Challenge.”
Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Article Views: 1301      Release #: 120830-2

JECC hosts USTRANSCOM and component command leadership

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The Joint Enabling Capabilities Command hosted senior leaders from U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, Military Sealift Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command for USTRANSCOM's Component Commander's meeting.
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Article Views: 1364      Release #: 120829-1

USTRANSCOM general visits AFRICOM

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Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, visits the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany, on August 21, 2012.
Published: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Article Views: 1543      Release #: 120823-1

USTRANSCOM’s deputy commander speaks about leadership at luncheon

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In her remarks to this local organization that promotes women in business, education, government and health initiatives to advance regional economic growth, Gainey explained the mission of USTRANSCOM and shared five tools for successful leadership.
Published: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Article Views: 1336      Release #: 120822-1

USTRANSCOM members help FALCON conference take flight

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More than 60 airmen attended the inaugural session of the First Four Airmen Leadership Conference, known as FALCON, Aug. 8 and 9, at the Scott Air Force Base Education Center.
Published: Monday, August 20, 2012
Article Views: 1473      Release #: 120820-1

USTRANSCOM color guard launches new website

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The color guard just launched a new website, making requests for appearances much easier, www.transcom.mil/colorguard/.
Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Article Views: 1337      Release #: 120816-1

Georgian head of Military Intel visits USTRANSCOM

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The head of Military Intelligence for the country of Georgia, Nukri Endeladze, visited United States Transportation Command and Scott Air Force Base locations Aug. 14.
Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Article Views: 1373      Release #: 120816-2

Assistant SECDEF visits USTRANSCOM

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David Sedney, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Policy Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia Office visited U.S. Transportation Command Aug. 6.
Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Article Views: 1271      Release #: 120813-1

USTRANSCOM holds second ‘emPower Hour’ PT event

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Approximately 40 U.S. Transportation Command military members took part in the second “emPower Hour” PT event, The Power Ring, Aug. 7, on the Scott Air Force Base parade field.
Published: Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Article Views: 1311      Release #: 120807-1

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visits USTRANSCOM

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Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy visited U.S. Transportation Command July 31, during a stop at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Article Views: 1309      Release #: 120801-1

USTRANSCOM Navy element ice cream social

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Ice cream social helps beat the heat at USTRANSCOM
Published: Monday, July 30, 2012
Article Views: 1400      Release #: 120727-1

Stakeholders tell USTRANSCOM what they appreciate, what needs work

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Results of U.S. Transportation Command’s annual stakeholder questionnaire are in, and quantitative findings indicate 88 percent of internal respondents and 84 percent of external respondents agree TRANSCOM is performing well against command priorities.
Published: Monday, July 30, 2012
Article Views: 1326      Release #: 120730-2

Top military enlisted leaders visit USTRANSCOM

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A group of command senior enlisted leaders visited U.S. Transportation Command here July 25, to broaden a working knowledge of all military services as part of the Keystone course.
Published: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Article Views: 1388      Release #: 120726-1

Weekend offers region’s Navy supply corps junior officers star-level guidance

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The Midwest Regional Navy Supply Corps Reserve Junior Officer Training Symposium held Saturday and Sunday at Scott Air Force Base. Junior officers heard from Navy Rear Adm. Ron J. MacLaren and Navy Rear Adm. Mark F. Heinrich.
Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Article Views: 1628      Release #: 120724-2

USTRANSCOM commander delivers new C-17, visits McChord Field

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Gen. Fraser delivered a new C-17 Globemaster III to Joint Bases Lewis-McChord this week.
Published: Friday, July 20, 2012
Article Views: 1347      Release #: 120720-1

USTRANSCOM hosts global patient movement board

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Video added -- Medical personnel from all services and many federal agencies attended the Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board June 27-29 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Friday, July 13, 2012
Article Views: 1298      Release #: 120713-1

Reminders about political activity — do you know what you can post on Facebook?

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When it comes to social media, do you know what the rules are governing your participation in political activities?
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Article Views: 1301      Release #: 120711-1

Waking up the neighborhood – “emPower Hour”

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The command’s first “emPower Hour,” led by Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Marty Klukas, USTRANSCOM senior enlisted leader, served as the kickoff event for this quarter’s command focus on empowerment.
Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Article Views: 1308      Release #: 120710-1

USTRANSCOM sponsors blood drive

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USTRANSCOM sponsored a blood drive last week.
Published: Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Article Views: 1319      Release #: 120703-1

USTRANSCOM hosts Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board

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More than 100 medical personnel from all services and Health and Human Services attended the Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board on June 27.
Published: Monday, July 02, 2012
Article Views: 1318      Release #: 120702-1

USTRANSCOM activates transportation, technology industry liaison office

New office serves as a single point of entry for large and small business to coordinate capability briefs and unsolicited proposals.
Published: Friday, June 29, 2012
Article Views: 1544      Release #: 120629-2

Washington University professor speaks on trust at USTRANSCOM

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Dr. Kurt T. Dirks,speaks about building and restoring trust in the workplace.
Published: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Article Views: 1284      Release #: 120628-1

Become part of the conversation - USTRANSCOM welcomes customer comments on Reach Out Day

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The command invites customers and partners to help with this month's Reach Out Day by providing direct feedback on how well the USTRANSCOM team has served them.
Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Article Views: 1296      Release #: 120627-1

Nine-time UFC World Champion visits USTRANSCOM

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Nine-time UFC World Champion Matt Hughes Hughes came to USTRANSCOM on the invitation of his hometown (Hillsboro, Ill.) friend Army Capt. Tony Zucca.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2012
Article Views: 1275      Release #: 120621-1

Strategic planning continues; priorities emerge

Continuing a collaborative planning approach at U.S. Transportation Command, a cross-directorate team has made substantial progress toward creating a new command strategy.
Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Article Views: 1666      Release #: 120620-1

USTRANSCOM's chief of staff addresses Clayton-Ladue Rotary Club

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Army Maj. Gen. Greg Couch, chief of staff, U.S. Transportation Command, delivered remarks to the Clayton-Ladue Rotary Club, detailing how American men and women in uniform are kept supplied.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2012
Article Views: 1349      Release #: 120615-2

Fraser, military leaders call on Senate to pass Law of Sea Convention

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The commander of the U.S. Transportation Command as part of a panel of Department of Defense senior leaders yesterday, called on the Senate to ratify the U.N. Law of the Sea Convention.
Published: Friday, June 15, 2012
Article Views: 1454      Release #: 120615-1

St. Louis Blues managers visit USTRANSCOM

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Top managers of the St. Louis Blues hockey team visit Scott AIr Force base and U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Article Views: 1270      Release #: 120612-1

USTRANSCOM’s Gen. Fraser’s Army Birthday message

Gen. William M. Fraser III, USTRANSCOM commander, wishes U.S. Army a Happy 237th birthday.
Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Article Views: 1542      Release #: 120614-1

St. Louis Holocaust Museum visited by USTRANSCOM and Scott AFB workers

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Gen. William M. Fraser III led a group of more than 70 military and civilian workers from USTRANSCOM and Scott Air Force Base, Ill., May 24, as they visited the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in Creve Coeur, Mo.
Published: Friday, June 08, 2012
Article Views: 1393      Release #: 120608-1

TRANSCOM small business efforts recognized among best in Department

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Last month, the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs presented U.S. Transportation Command with the 2012 Director's Award at an awards ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., in conjunction with the DoD Small Business Training conference.
Published: Thursday, June 07, 2012
Article Views: 1483      Release #: 120607-1

Pat Smith retires after more than half century of federal service

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Pat Smith officially retires June 29 from a position she has held since June 1994 as secretary of the U.S. Transportation Command’s Intelligence directorate.
Published: Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Article Views: 1319      Release #: 120605-1

USTRANSCOM on tap for national CBS News segment

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A national CBS News crew filmed interviews and people at work to support their story expected to air this week at 5:30 p.m. on USTRANSCOM support to troops in Afghanistan.
Published: Friday, June 01, 2012
Article Views: 1285      Release #: 120601-1

TRANSCOM employees recognized for Combined Federal Campaign contributions

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Last fall was the 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign, an effort toward which federal employees across the country have donated more than $7 billion. USTRANSCOM was recognized with three awards for its contribution and volunteer efforts.
Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Article Views: 1368      Release #: 120531-1

Summer reading books available in USTRANSCOM Research Center

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The Research Center has many titles for members of the command to read over the summer... or anytime!
Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Article Views: 1350      Release #: 120530-1

USTRANSCOM’s Jorgenson receives Collinsville H.S. alumni award

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Gail Jorgenson, U.S. Transportation Command, director, Acquisition, received an alumni achievement award May 19, during graduation ceremonies at Collinsville High School.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Article Views: 1300      Release #: 120522-1

PHOTO ESSAY: Lt. Gen. Gainey speaks at McKendree monument dedication

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Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey, deputy commander U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., addresses the crowd, May 18, during a ceremony at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill., dedicating a monument at Bothwell Chapel.
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Article Views: 1460      Release #: 120522-2

Colonel closes career with remarks from general there at beginning

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Air Force Col. Stephen DiFonzo retired on Friday with a sendoff from a colleague he met in his earliest days in the military.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2012
Article Views: 1367      Release #: 120521-1

J3 boosters hold pancake sale

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J3 Christmas Party Committee raised funds with a pancake sale Thursday, May 17, 2012.
Published: Monday, May 21, 2012
Article Views: 1283      Release #: 120521-2

USTRANSCOM Army colonel leads O’Fallon “Future Soldier Appreciation Night”

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For most people, Tuesday night was just another night of the week. But for the 24 men and women at O’Fallon Lodge 576, it was the start of a brand new chapter in their lives.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Article Views: 1343      Release #: 120516-1

Army Ball Golf Tournament benefits junior enlisted

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Army boosters supported the best-ball tournament to pay for staff sergeants and below to attend the Mid-America Army Birthday Ball at no cost.
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Article Views: 1535      Release #: 120515-1

Two USTRANSCOM divisions recognized for excellence in government

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The Greater St. Louis Federal Executive Board recognized two divisions in U.S. Transportation Command’s strategy, policy, programs and logistics directorate (TC J5/4), last week with “Excellence in Government” awards.
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Article Views: 1443      Release #: 120515-2

USTRANSCOM obtains its first trademark

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U.S. Transportation Command has a trademark of its own, which may seem novel for a combatant command with a Department of Defense global distribution mission. The trademark is for the Warfighter Sleep Kit™.
Published: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Article Views: 1315      Release #: 120510-1

Reservist also supports servicemembers through civilian work

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Deborah D. Crumity, like a number of government civilians working at TRANSCOM, comes from an active duty military background and is currently a member of the reserves.
Published: Thursday, May 03, 2012
Article Views: 1309      Release #: 120503-1

USTRANSCOM artifacts offer education in transportation history

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There is a very special place connecting U.S. Transportation Command’s Buildings 1900 East and 1900 West. Known as the second floor breezeway by many, it is also a museum of transportation history, and contains artifacts worthy of closer examination.
Published: Thursday, May 03, 2012
Article Views: 1374      Release #: 120503-2

Department senior leaders endorse way ahead for Global Campaign Plan for Distribution

Last week, Army Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, deputy commander, USTRANSCOM, presented “In-Process Review – Alpha” for the Global Campaign Plan for Distribution to senior Department of Defense leaders.
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Article Views: 1743      Release #: 120427-1

USTRANSCOM takes part in ‘Take Your Child to Work Day’

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U.S. Transportation Command’s Intelligence Directorate participated in the national "Take Your Child to Work Day" April 26. "Our directorate is not only mission oriented but also family oriented,” said Andrea Sanderson.
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Article Views: 1501      Release #: 120427-2

Missouri USO Salute to Heroes honors USTRANSCOM Marine

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"Sergeant Bueno is a hard charger with that ‘can do’ attitude that we find in all of our top Marines,” said U.S. Marine Corps Col. Terrence Reid.
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Article Views: 1317      Release #: 120425-1

USTRANSCOM runners join Scott AFB team in 80-mile Illinois River to River Relay

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Members of the Road Warriors Air Mobility Flying Feet team ran in the event, commonly referred to as R2R. The course starts on the Mississippi River side of Illinois and ends in the village of Golconda on the Illinois side of the Ohio River.
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Article Views: 1333      Release #: 120424-1

USTRANSCOM riders observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May and every day

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As the weather warms up, more motorcycle riders are on the road. Keep your eyes out for riders and when you ride, wear protective gear.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2012
Article Views: 1389      Release #: 120420-1

Visit from Latvian partners

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This week, Aivis Ronis, Latvian Minister of Transport visited with Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, USTRANSCOM.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2012
Article Views: 1403      Release #: 120420-2

Support Complete: RF-ITV in Iraq

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At one point between 2003 and 2011, RF-ITV readers in Iraq, including a substantial number of mobile read sites and standard army retail supply system sites, read up to 124,000 tags per month as recorded on the RF-ITV tracking portal.
Published: Friday, April 13, 2012
Article Views: 1474      Release #: 120413-1

Robotics demo at USTRANSCOM shows STEM possibilities

Members of the FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challenge teams demonstrated the capabilities of their robots April 12 in the east lobby of U.S. Transportation Command’s Building 1900E.
Published: Friday, April 13, 2012
Article Views: 1651      Release #: 120413-2

New to sport, USTRANSCOM airman quickly excels in powerlifting

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Air Force Staff Sgt Jen Rider of USTRANSCOM J2 recently earned top honors at 2012 National Military Powerlifting Championship.
Published: Friday, April 06, 2012
Article Views: 1390      Release #: 120406-1

USTRANSCOM offers lunchtime software training

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TRANSCOM workers take the opportunity to sharpen their computer skills on popular programs during Brown Bag lunch sessions.
Published: Friday, April 06, 2012
Article Views: 1358      Release #: 120406-2

Bridging Supply and Transportation

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When it comes to supplying warfighters, the Defense Logistics Agency doesn’t do it alone. “Supply chain success depends on a good partnership between DLA and USTRANSCOM. We can’t do our jobs without them; they can’t do theirs without us."
Published: Thursday, April 05, 2012
Article Views: 1333      Release #: 120405-1

Mission to McMurdo: Helping science in Antarctica

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As part of military support to the National Science Foundation at the South Pole, an Army unit assembled a mobile causeway to allow a year's worth of provisions to be downloaded from the Green Wave.
Published: Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Article Views: 1324      Release #: 120404-1

Caradona shares his passion for lacrosse with Styx players

Republished with permission from O'Fallon Progress article originally published on 23 March 2012. Navy Cmdr. Kevin Caradona works in Legislative Affairs at USTRANSCOM.
Published: Friday, March 30, 2012
Article Views: 1533      Release #: 120330-1

USTRANSCOM worker to retire after more than half century federal service

Pat Smith will end her impressive 50-year career June 29 this year in a position she has held since June 1994 as secretary of the U.S. Transportation Command’s Intelligence directorate.
Published: Friday, March 30, 2012
Article Views: 1285      Release #: 120330-2

Command focused on collaboration for first quarter of leader-led culture series

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As the command transitions from the collaboration quarter to the trust quarter, Army Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey says, "We need to remember that we are not individual commands, we’re directorates and we must work together."
Published: Friday, March 30, 2012
Article Views: 1372      Release #: 120330-3

Gainey calls for culture change amid concern of coming budget cuts

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"We need to seek additional efficiencies. We need to think different," said U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey in remarks on Thursday before the St. Louis chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2012
Article Views: 1301      Release #: 120323-1

USTRANSCOM opens Enterprise Integration Laboratory

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The Enterprise Integration Labratory will help the command improve deployment and distribution capabilities.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Article Views: 1434      Release #: 120322-1

Servicemembers receive expedited screening at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

TSA has begun a new program in D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to speed security processing for qualified military members and certain of their family members.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Article Views: 1557      Release #: 120320-1

Atypical assignment encourages sailor to take advantage of unique opportunities at TRANSCOM

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“What isn't there to like about working at TRANSCOM?” asks IT3 Emily J. McCowan. “I'm exposed to different viewpoints from different branches. I get to see how they approach leadership and decision making."
Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Article Views: 1285      Release #: 120315-1

Fraser speaks at Cyber Security Summit

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Gen. William M. Fraser III spoke with leaders in the cyber security community at Scott Air Force Base, IL.
Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Article Views: 1286      Release #: 120313-1

USTRANSCOM commander testifies before House Armed Services Committee

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Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III took questions from the House Armed Services Committee Mar. 7, 2012
Published: Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Article Views: 1291      Release #: 120307-1

The Touhill Open, golf comes indoors at USTRANSCOM

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Nothing like a little "golf" to enhance esprit de corps!
Published: Monday, March 05, 2012
Article Views: 1410      Release #: 120305-1

Meeting the man behind ‘Pulaski Day’

Get to know Gen. Casimir Pulaski.
Published: Monday, March 05, 2012
Article Views: 1592      Release #: 120305-2

TRANSCOM continues mission despite challenges, commander says

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Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III testified on the posture of USTRANSCOM going forward before the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 28, 2012.
Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Command award winner benefits from joint assignment

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Air Force Capt. Van Loon's favorite experiences thus far have been with Joint Communications Support Element and the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command. “I don't think people realize just how much the element is involved with on a continuous basis."
Published: Friday, February 24, 2012
Article Views: 1387      Release #: 120224-1

Joint Humanitarian Operations Course prepares workers for disaster relief efforts

The Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, or JHOC, was presented in early February to military and civilian members of U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, Army Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and 18th Air Force.
Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Article Views: 1678      Release #: 120223-1

Shively has moving experience while working with TRANSCOM

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Article posted by permission from O'Fallon Progress publisher: Tells the story of Tom Shively, Defense Logistics Agency representative to the U.S. Transportation Command, who was recently reocognized by his boss for being "indispensable".
Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012
Article Views: 1578      Release #: 120223-2

USTRANSCOM worker is O’Fallon, Ill., Firefighter of the Year

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For the second time in four years, Brad White has been awarded the Firefighter of the Year award by the O'Fallon Rotary Club.
Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article Views: 1621      Release #: 120216-1

National Intelligence University president brings ideas to USTRANSCOM

“Our master’s of science in Strategic Intelligence is available to anyone with a government issued top secret clearance special to learn intelligence analysis and developing critical thinkers,” said David R. Ellison, president, NIU.
Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Article Views: 1681      Release #: 120214-1

Booster Club silent auction raises money for inclusive activities

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Excited workers at USTRANSCOM and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command checked out surplus item gifted to the command over time.
Published: Friday, February 10, 2012
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Command senior enlisted leaders visit USTRANSCOM for Keystone class

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From Chief Master Sergeants to Command Sergeants Major, we saw them all.
Published: Wednesday, February 08, 2012
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USTRANSCOM commander underscores joint efforts to supply researchers in Antarctica

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USTRANSCOM oversees all efforts in support of USPACOM to supply National Science Foundation outposts on Antarctica through Operation Deep Freeze. The mission moves thousands of personnel and is projected to move more than 4.8 million lbs. this year.
Published: Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Article Views: 1460      Release #: 120207-01

USTRANSCOM looks to future of sciences through STEM

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“My purpose is to energize this volunteer base,” Todd Pollard said, “to inform and energize our volunteer base, at USTRANSCOM, our component commands and the rest of the base.”
Published: Monday, February 06, 2012
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Command strategic planning begins; new approach, more broad input from start

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“Everyone has this sense of working for a higher purpose, but we don’t necessarily have clarity on the ‘why’ we do everything we do on day-to-day basis,” said Air Force Col. John Michel.
Published: Friday, February 03, 2012
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Command asks staff about workplace environment now, stakeholders next month about performance

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This month the commander asks TRANSCOM civilian and military members to complete an organizational command climate survey. In March, both TRANSCOM employees and stakeholders will have the opportunity to comment on performance.
Published: Thursday, February 02, 2012
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Fraser announces new USTRANSCOM motto: Together, we deliver.

Today, Gen. William M. Fraser, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, announced he is launching a new branding campaign and motto: Together, we deliver.
Published: Monday, January 23, 2012
Article Views: 1995      Release #: 120123-1

Partner participation high at Global Campaign Plan for Distribution seminar

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Last week, representatives from partner organizations advised U.S. Transportation Command on the mission analysis portion of the work it’s conducting as Unified Command Plan-assigned synchronizer for the Department of Defense GCP-D.
Published: Friday, January 20, 2012
Article Views: 1335      Release #: 120120-1

Joint Transportation Reserve Unit hosts Gen. Fraser

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Gen. William M. Fraser III spoke to the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit during their weekend drill about the challenges of the evolving national security strategy and other matters.
Published: Friday, January 20, 2012
Article Views: 1423      Release #: 120120-2

Don’t reinvent the wheel: visit the Research Center

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STOP - walk the Research Center or call for a consult on how things worked before and save time when working to solve a "new" situation.
Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article Views: 1405      Release #: 120118-1

International partners collaborate to transform customs processing

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Historically, the customs process was a highly paper-driven procedure without the capability to provide important metrics on shipments.
Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Article Views: 1466      Release #: 120118-2

Operation Deep Freeze leader visits USTRANSCOM

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U.S. Transportation Command supports Operation Deep Freeze through the Air Mobility Command (Air Force component) and Military Sealift Command (Navy component).
Published: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Article Views: 1330      Release #: 120112-1

Navy pursues improved cargo visibility

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Last spring, the DOD AIT Executive Working Group established the Supply Chain Operations Team to develop, promulgate, and implement a business plan to enhance supply chain operational business processes with appropriate AIT media.
Published: Friday, January 06, 2012
Article Views: 1373      Release #: 120106-1

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