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2013 News Archive (73)

Band of Mid-America Clarinet Quartet Brings Holiday Cheer to USTRANSCOM

Band of Mid-America Clarinet Quartet Brings Holiday Cheer to USTRANSCOM
Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Article Views: 1538      Release #: 131219-1

DOD to save millions annually by changing Active RFID system

U.S. Transportation Command and its partners have set the stage to save the Department of Defense at least $5 million a year through a major yet mostly transparent change. By Jan 1, USTRANSCOM, the Defense Logistics Agency and the military services will have completed migrating its Active Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, tags to the“ISO 18
Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Article Views: 1366      Release #: 131218-111

Mobility Airmen respond to African movements

Minutes after the international press announced Nelson Mandela's death on Dec. 5, planners at the 18th Air Force, Air Mobility Command's operational warfighting arm, began working to support anticipated Presidential travel to South Africa.
Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Article Views: 1420      Release #: 131216 18th AF

USTRANSCOM's 2013 Children's Holiday party

More than 70 children and family members attended the U.S. Transportation Command’s annual Children’s Holiday Party, Dec. 14, at the Scott Air Force Base Youth Center.
Published: Monday, December 16, 2013
Article Views: 1476      Release #: 131216-1

Command attorney serving as Illinois VFW State Commander

Meet Matthew “Fritz” Mihelcic: USTRANSCOM attorney, Gulf War veteran, scuba diver, magician, and now State Commander of the Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Article Views: 1319      Release #: 131210-1

AT21 Enterprise Architecture design team wins national award

USTRANSCOM’s Command, Control, Communication and Cyber directorate, recently received the “Leadership in Government Transformation Using Enterprise Architecture Award" on Oct. 30 at the annual Enterprise Architecture conference held in Washington, D.C. D. R. Kenerley, accepted the award, on behalf of the USTCJ6 and USTCAQ teams..
Published: Friday, November 22, 2013
Article Views: 1450      Release #: 131122-1

Marine Corps celebrates 238th birthday (PHOTOS ONLY)

Published: Friday, November 08, 2013
Article Views: 1315      Release #: 130811-1

JCSE’s J5 Acquisition and Engineering team receives Innovation Showcase Award

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FLA. – U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser, III, the Commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), presented eight members of the Joint Communications Support Element’s (JCSE) J5 Acquisition and Engineering team with the quarterly Commander’s Innovation Showcase Award on Oct. 22 via a live video teleconference.
Published: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Article Views: 1813      Release #: 131024-1

Brown promoted to Vice Admiral

William "Andy" Brown was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral during a ceremony Friday, Oct. 13, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Gen. William M. Fraser III presided over the hour long ceremony. Immediately following the Ceremony Brown assumed the duties and responsibilities of the USTRANSCOM deputy commander. Photo by U.S. Army Matt Gregory, USTRAN
Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Article Views: 1455      Release #: 131021-1

USTRANSCOM deputy closes 35-year Army career

Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, U.S. Transportation Command deputy commander, ended her 35-year Army career, Oct. 18, with a farewell ceremony at the Scott Air Force Base, Ill. command.
Published: Friday, October 18, 2013
Article Views: 1725      Release #: 131018-1

USTRANSCOM celebrates U.S. Navy’s 238th birthday

U.S. Transportation Command celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 238th Birthday, Oct. 11, with a brief ceremony in the command’s Seay Auditorium.
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
Article Views: 1367      Release #: 131011-1

USTRANSCOM commander tapes ERC promo - PHOTOS ONLY

Gen. William M. Fraser III taped a promotional video, Oct. 3, for the U.S. Transportation Command's Enterprise Readiness Center.
Published: Friday, October 04, 2013
Article Views: 1518      Release #: 131003-2

Non Lethal Weapons Training Hosted by USTRANSCOM Force Protection

USTRANSCOM hosted non lethal weapons training session Sept. 12 at the Illinois National Guard Training Area in Sparta, IL.
Published: Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Article Views: 1608      Release #: 131001-1

Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate Trains USTRANSCOM, AMC, MSC, 375th AMW

“Taser, taser, taser” is not something you want to hear shouted from behind you.
Published: Friday, September 20, 2013
Article Views: 1410      Release #: 130920-1

USTRANSCOM’s Security Cooperation Outreach Program Matures

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – The U.S. Transportation Command Security Cooperation Outreach Program supports one of the organization’s combatant command responsibilities, which is to conduct security cooperation activities in support of the regional combatant commanders' strategies.
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Article Views: 1350      Release #: 130913-1

Aeromedical Evacuation--The more things change, the more they stay the same

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. –Picture this: Enemy fire has crippled a fighter and forces the pilot to bail out. The winds blow his parachute around, and he lands hard. Among his injuries is a broken leg with the bone sticking through the flesh. Medics arrive, stop the bleeding, and transport him to a forward operating base within an hour.
Published: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Article Views: 1391      Release #: 130903-1

Day in the life of U.S. Transportation Command

On Aug. 21, the 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office held a Day in the Life of Scott Air Force Base, meant to show, in photographs, 24 hours of a typical day at the Illinois base.
Published: Monday, August 26, 2013
Article Views: 1744      Release #: 130826-1

USTRANSCOM members can take the heat

Three U.S. Transportation Command enlisted members braved the heat of a fire training session Aug. 14 at the invitation of the 375th Air Mobility Wing Civil Engineers Chief Master Sgt. Jesus Longoria, base fire chief.
Published: Monday, August 19, 2013
Article Views: 1354      Release #: 130819-1

USTRANSCOM / NDTA co-sponsoring Fall Meeting

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – National Defense Transportation Association and USTRANSCOM are co-sponsoring a Fall Meeting at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, 15-17 October 2013.
Published: Friday, August 16, 2013
Article Views: 1798      Release #: 130816-1

Turbo Distribution Port Opening Exercise Evaluates Readiness to Perform Relief Operations

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. - The United States Transportation Command conducted a Joint Task Force – Port Opening, or JTF-PO, verification exercise called Turbo Distribution last week at MidAmerica airport in Mascoutah, Ill.
Published: Friday, August 09, 2013
Article Views: 1455      Release #: 130809-2

Reservists and Local Emergency Responders conduct Disaster Relief Training

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.-Even the specter of ongoing sequestration couldn’t dampen the spirits of the 50 military and civilian leaders gathered at Scott Airfield on Saturday to participate in the annual Joint Interagency Defense Support of Civil Authorities Contingency Operation Familiarization Exercise.
Published: Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Article Views: 1541      Release #: 130807-1

U.S. Transportation Command Holds Port Opening Exercise at MidAmerica Airport

U.S. Transportation Command is holding a Joint Task Force–Port Opening verification exercise Aug. 5 to 9 at MidAmerica Airport, Mascoutah, Ill. The exercise will verify the ability of Air Force contingency response and Army rapid port opening forces to receive and distribute cargo to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.
Published: Monday, August 05, 2013
Article Views: 1648      Release #: 130805-1

Remembering the Korean War 1950-1955

On June 25, 1950, the North Korean Army began an offensive to invade South Korea that resulted in the capture of the republic’s capital, Seoul, within four days.
Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Article Views: 1334      Release #: 130724-3

Commander presents Innovation Showcase Award

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.—Gen. William M. Fraser III, Commander U.S. Transportation Command, presented his Commander's Innovation Showcase Award, 18 July, to the Up-Armored Medium Tactical Vehicle Joint Planning Team.
Published: Monday, July 22, 2013
Article Views: 1487      Release #: 130722-1

Mobility leaders pay tribute to former Air Mobility commander

Air Mobility Command lost one of its own, Gen. Robert L. Rutherford, July 4, of natural causes at the age of 74 in San Antonio, Texas.
Published: Friday, July 12, 2013
Article Views: 1365      Release #: AMC Rutherford

U.S./Korean transportation group meets at USTRANSCOM

Members of the United States and Republic of Korea Air Transportation Working Group, known as ATWG, met at U.S. Transportation Command July 9-10 to discuss policy and procedures relating to the U.S. and ROK Mutual Airlift Support Agreement. The ATWG is composed of USTRANSCOM and U.S. Forces Korea personnel.
Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Article Views: 2172      Release #: 130710-1

USTRANSCOM leaders sign resolution

U.S. Transportation Command delivers an extraordinary ability—unique to the United States—to rapidly project national power and influence, anywhere, anytime.
Published: Friday, June 28, 2013
Article Views: 1322      Release #: 130628-1

Defense Logistics Agency, USTRANSCOM leaders discuss logistics issues

Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command leaders discussed how to partner effectively and efficiently to provide support to warfighters worldwide June 27 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.
Published: Friday, June 28, 2013
Article Views: 1366      Release #: DLA 1

This week in history -- The Berlin Airlift begins

June 24, 1948 started off as any other day for most of the world, but for the people in Berlin, deep inside the Soviet-controlled part of Germany, it was a momentous day.
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013
Article Views: 1640      Release #: 130627-1


In compliance with the Secretary of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Stand-Down Directive, U.S. Transportation Command will conduct a series of SAPR-related activities throughout June.
Published: Monday, June 24, 2013
Article Views: 1306      Release #: 130624-1


SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, came to U.S. Transportation Command June 18-19.
Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Article Views: 1364      Release #: 130619-1

Breaking up isn’t hard to do, for one USTRANSCOM directorate

When Col. Paul H. Guemmer, U.S. Transportation Command deputy, J5 and J4, came to the command last year, the divisions’ functions were under a single director and the directorate was called the J5/4. Since then, many things have changed.
Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Article Views: 1889      Release #: 130613-1

SDDC, USTRANSCOM, celebrate Army’s 238th birthday – PHOTOS ONLY

More than 75 Army, Navy and Air Force members participated in the U.S. Army’s 238th Birthday Run on Scott Air Force Base Ill, June 14. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA
Published: Friday, June 14, 2013
Article Views: 1453      Release #: 130614-1

USTRANSCOM hosts Battle of Midway observance

The U.S. Transportation Command hosted a Battle of Midway observance June 5 to commemorate the World War II confrontation which changed the war’s direction in favor of the United States and the Allies.
Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article Views: 1448      Release #: 130611-1

History of Flag Day

Flag Day was first observed on June 14, 1877, the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes, as the first flag was called. Congress instructed that the flag be flown from all public buildings to recognize the anniversary.
Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article Views: 1475      Release #: 130612-1

USTRANSCOM Acquisition Directorate boxed in – PHOTO ONLY

Tom Eslinger, a contract specialist with the U.S. Transportation Command, Directorate of Acquisition (AQ) sorts through stacks of proposals received in response to the latest request for proposal for surface transportation (trucking) solutions in Afghanistan.
Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article Views: 1308      Release #: 130610-1

Scott Army Booster Club Golf Tournament – PHOTOS ONLY

The Scott Army Booster Club held the annual golf tournament June 5 at the Cardinal Creek Golf Course on Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Friday, June 07, 2013
Article Views: 1364      Release #: 130607-1

USTRANSCOM employees earn national comptroller award

Scott Air Force Base, Ill. - The American Society of Military Comptrollers recently recognized U.S. Transportation Command’s Deployment and Distribution Cost Based Decision Support initiative with a distinguished achievement award.
Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Article Views: 1463      Release #: 130523-1

USTRANSCOM budget analyst earns national comptroller award

The American Society of Military Comptrollers recently recognized Jessica Krisch, U.S. Transportation Command’s lead budget analyst for all issues relating to Air Mobility Command, with the 2012 ASMC Individual Achievement Award for budgeting.
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Article Views: 1506      Release #: 130518-1

Summer safety campaign starts soon

Memorial Day to Labor Day, known as the Critical Days of Summer, is the time of year when people see an increase in mishaps as they get out to enjoy the warm weather.
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Article Views: 1287      Release #: 130522-1

USTRANSCOM staff historian explains Memorial Day and more

Peg Nigra, U.S. Transportation Command staff historian, was reminded of the meaning of Memorial Day recently when she talked to a woman handing out poppies made by veterans at the local food store the other day.
Published: Monday, May 20, 2013
Article Views: 1309      Release #: 130520-1

USTRANSCOM employees earn Excellence in Government awards, CFC recognition

The St. Louis Federal Executive Board recognized five U.S. Transportation Command individuals and the Acquisition directorate team at the board’s Excellence in Government and Combined Federal Campaign awards ceremony held May 9 in St. Louis.
Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Article Views: 1347      Release #: 130515-1

A historic validation

A team of airmen and contractors from Air Mobility Command, the Central Command Deployment & Distribution Operation Center and the Defense Logistics Agency worked together to validate a big shredding theory.
Published: Monday, May 13, 2013
Article Views: 1331      Release #: 130513-1

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The next time you decide to use your cell phone while driving your car and think you’re still paying attention to your surroundings, you may be in for a rude awakening and very serious consequences.
Published: Friday, May 03, 2013
Article Views: 1288      Release #: 130502-3

The Basics of Motorcycle Safety

I recently sat through a pretty detailed motorcycle fatality brief, and got to thinking about my own riding, and how I deal with risky behavior when I am a husband, and father of three children.
Published: Friday, May 03, 2013
Article Views: 1404      Release #: 130502-4

Presidential Proclamation -- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2013

Published: Thursday, May 02, 2013
Article Views: 1427      Release #: 130502-2

SDDC logisticians save $1.2 million with 'outside the box' thinking

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (April 24, 2013) -- Logisticians in Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Operation Center put their heads together recently to manage a large cargo movement from Florida to Central America
Published: Friday, April 26, 2013
Article Views: 1348      Release #: 130416-sddc

USTRANSCOM’s enhances readiness with new center

In an effort to enhance readiness, members of U.S. Transportation Command have indentified new ways to leverage the existing defense transportation industry’s infrastructure and industry resources to support global demands
Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Article Views: 1606      Release #: 130418-1

USTRANSCOM’s deputy commander speaks at Webster University

Webster University hosted its Second Annual Sustainability Conference on Friday, April 12, at the main campus in Webster Groves.
Published: Friday, April 19, 2013
Article Views: 1358      Release #: 130418-2

USTRANSCOM, SDDC workers find cars underwater as Scott AFB battles flood - PHOTOS ONLY

Severe weather dumped more than 4-3/4 inches of rain in five hours on Scott Air Force Base, Ill. April 18. Base roads became congested when unit leaders granted early release of workers, due to deteriorating driving conditions and power outages.
Published: Friday, April 19, 2013
Article Views: 1364      Release #: 130418-3

USTRANSCOM’s reserve unit unfurls new flag

Members of the U.S. Transportation Command’s Joint Transportation Reserve Unit unfurled their first unit flag April 13 during a brief ceremony in the command’s Seay Auditorium.
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Article Views: 1660      Release #: 130415-1


Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton Carter visited U.S. Transportation Command and units on Scott Air Force Base, Ill. April 16 as an orientation of the command and base.
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Article Views: 1357      Release #: 130416-1

USTRANSCOM’s Transportation Plaza for all to enjoy

It’s finally spring. Just ignore the chilly wind and that pile of snow that won’t melt. It’s spring. Really.
Published: Thursday, April 04, 2013
Article Views: 1573      Release #: 130404-1

USTRANSCOM holds blood drive – Photos only

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – USTRANSCOM workers gave the gift of life March 28 during the USTRANSCOM blood drive held by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
Published: Monday, April 01, 2013
Article Views: 1350      Release #: 130329-1

Lt. Gen. Gainey to be honored as Missouri Athletic Club Woman of Distinction

Olympic great Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be the keynote speaker at the Missouri Athletic Club’s 2nd Women of Distinction Luncheon on Friday, April 19.
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Article Views: 1481      Release #: mac1

USTRANSCOM commander, staff receive excellence in journalism awards

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command and members of the USTRANSCOM staff received high honors in the 2012 Defense Media Activity (DMA) Excellence in Journalism Awards Program.
Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Article Views: 1522      Release #: 130326-1

Joint Cyber Center: command and control in the USTRANSCOM cyber domain

In June 2012, in recognition of cyberspace as a warfighting domain, the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) formed the Joint Cyber Center (JCC) based on a Department of Defense effort to standardize cyberspace operations command and control.
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013
Article Views: 1720      Release #: 130312-3

USTRANSCOM offers Civilian Exchange Development program

Broaden your professional skills. Enhance your leadership abilities. Get out of your daily grind, and experience a change of scenery.
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013
Article Views: 1432      Release #: 130313-1

SDDC offers tips to service members, families slated for summer moves

Service members, Federal employees and their families slated to move this summer can enhance their permanent change of station experience with proper planning, attention to detail and flexibility, ensuring a smoother move for their household goods.
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article Views: 1352      Release #: 130312-1

The evolution of DOD's Defense Personal Property Program

Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3, provides uniformed members, federal employees and their families the highest quality household goods and privately owned vehicle moves seen to date.
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Article Views: 1445      Release #: 130312-2

E-readers bring savings to USTRANSCOM

It’s only a matter of time before paper and ink join typewriters, floppy disks and vinyl records as answers to trivia game questions.
Published: Friday, March 08, 2013
Article Views: 1315      Release #: 130305-1

USTRANSCOM CI team receives OSI award

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 3rd Field Investigations Region recently announced its Annual Award winners for 2012 and U.S. Transportation Command members were among those honored.
Published: Friday, March 01, 2013
Article Views: 1342      Release #: 130228-1

Navy Supply Corps celebrates 218th birthday-PHOTO ONLY

Members of the St. Louis Area Supply Corps Association, (SLASCA), gathered at the U.S. Transportation Command Feb. 25 to celebrate the 218th birthday of the U.S. Navy's Supply Corps.
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article Views: 1322      Release #: 130225-1

MOTCO, California benefit from DOD environmental program

The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s Military Ocean Terminal, Concord, or MOTCO, Calif., is currently taking advantage of a U.S. Army-sponsored environmental program designed to locate unexploded ordnance
Published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Article Views: 1702      Release #: 130226-1

Gen. Fraser awards Commander’s Innovation Showcase-PHOTO ONLY

William M. Fraser III, commander U.S. Transportation Command awarded his first Commander's Innovation Showcase, Feb. 8, to the International Heavyweight Tender Development and Execution Team.
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Article Views: 1345      Release #: 130213-1

USTRANSCOM welcomes CAPSTONE participants-PHOTO

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, welcomed a group of CAPSTONE participants to the command, Feb. 8.
Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Article Views: 1300      Release #: 130211-1

Emotional intelligence comes to USTRANSCOM

It’s quite possible that you are smarter than a sixth grader, or even the Ph.D in Quantum Physics next door, especially if you’re talking about the other kind of smart, known as emotional intelligence.
Published: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Article Views: 1326      Release #: 130205-1

USTRANSCOM hosts 375th AMW award nominees

A group of 375th Air Mobility Wing Annual Award nominees visited the U.S. Transportation Command Jan. 31 as part of their base tour prior to an award ceremony Feb. 1.
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Article Views: 1422      Release #: 130131-1

African-Americans in the U.S. military timeline

February is African-American History Month and in an attempt to inform and educate the masses, we provide the following timeline, “Remembering the Legacy, African-Americans in the Military,” compiled by the Department of Defense, and more.
Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Article Views: 1467      Release #: 130129-1

Keystone fellows visit USTRANSCOM

A group of command senior enlisted leaders visited U.S. Transportation Command here Jan. 17, to broaden their working knowledge of all military services as part of the Keystone course.
Published: Friday, January 18, 2013
Article Views: 1369      Release #: 130118-1

USTRANSCOM thanks supply chain management educator

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander U.S. Transportation Command thanked Dr. Paul Needham, Jan. 8, for his support to USTRANSCOM and the development of joint logisticians.
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Article Views: 1317      Release #: 130115-1

USTRANSCOM, SDDC workers spread holiday spirit

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – The holidays may be over but the good will spread by a team of U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command workers will linger for months to come, if not years.
Published: Friday, January 11, 2013
Article Views: 1594      Release #: 130110-1

USTRANSCOM members receive Navy League awards-PHOTO

Petty Officer 1st Class Kelly Stoll, Petty Officer 2nd Class Margaret E. Royal and Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas A. Sleeman received Awards of Excellence from the Navy League of the United States, St. Louis Council, Jan. 10 at the U.S. Transportation
Published: Friday, January 11, 2013
Article Views: 1399      Release #: 130111-1

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