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2014 News Archive (57)

JTRU welcomes Capt. Curtis Renard as new Navy Element CO

Sailors from the Navy element of the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU) piped aboard a new skipper on Dec. 6, signifying the formal relief of Navy Capt. Mark Retzloff, who retired after 27 years of service.
Published: Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Article Views: 1224      Release #: 141209-2

Air Force officer’s hobby is in the wind

What may appear, from a distance, to be a dragon belching the flame of a hundred blow torches is really an Air Force officer preparing for flight, but not in what you may expect.
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Article Views: 1389      Release #: 141106-1

USTRANSCOM Marines celebrate the Corps' 239th birthday (PHOTO ONLY)

U.S. Marines at U.S. Transportation Command celebrated their service's 239th birthday, Nov. 7 (actual birthday is Nov. 10), during a brief ceremony and cake cutting.
Published: Friday, November 07, 2014
Article Views: 1265      Release #: 141107-1

Military Sealift Command Consolidates Headquarters in Norfolk, Va.

Military Sealift Command (MSC) received approval Oct. 30 to officially begin geographically consolidating at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia.
Published: Thursday, November 06, 2014
Article Views: 1524      Release #: 141106-1

USTRANSCOM hosts third Non-Lethal Weapon FAMFIRE event

A split-second after Barry Schulhofer aimed the stubby, weapon and called out “Taser, taser, taser,” Army Sgt. Brant Hall realized that volunteering to be shot with the Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation device may not have been his wisest decision.
Published: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Article Views: 1185      Release #: 140918-1

USTRANSCOM: Know your POV shipping entitlements

U.S. Transportation Command officials have discovered many service members may not realize their entitlements when shipping personal vehicles as they move overseas or return.
Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Article Views: 1362      Release #: 140828-1

TRANSCOM, SDDC Team Addressing Critical POV Shipping Concerns

Transportation experts from U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command formed a fusion team Aug. 4 to more quickly evaluate and address critical issues affecting the U.S. military's privately owned vehicle shippin
Published: Monday, August 18, 2014
Article Views: 1336      Release #: 140818-1

LNO Assists Command

Baker is the USTRANSCOM liaison officer serving a six month deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.
Published: Friday, August 15, 2014
Article Views: 1171      Release #: 140815-1

USTRANSCOM tests reserve fleet

Thirteen military cargo ships from the East, West and Gulf coasts have activated as part of U.S. Transportation Command’s Turbo Activation Exercise Series.
Published: Friday, August 15, 2014
Article Views: 1382      Release #: 140815-3

USTRANSCOM Directs Survey Of Service Members' Vehicles At Contract Staging Facility

The site survey teams will focus on verifying the location of service member vehicles in the POV supply chain, as well as observe and evaluate location capacity concerns.
Published: Friday, August 15, 2014
Article Views: 1406      Release #: 140815-4

Getting the full experience – Airman trains with Marines, takes top honors

U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent James F. Hoy accomplished a feat earlier this year that is rarely achieved by Air Force members. He was named the Honor Graduate of his Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy class.
Published: Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Article Views: 1259      Release #: 140805-1

USTRANSCOM commander talks with JTRU members

Gen. Paul J. Selva, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, addressed more than 100 members of the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU) Aug. 2 during the start of the units’ drill weekend.
Published: Monday, August 04, 2014
Article Views: 1292      Release #: 140804-1

JIOC-Transportation Change of Command ceremony at USTRANSCOM (PHOTO ONLY)

Capt. David H. McAllister, right, assumed command of the Joint Intelligence Operations Center-Transportation, and positions of director Transportation Logistics Intelligence Center and commanding officer, Navy Element, U.S. Transportation Command, July 1,
Published: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Article Views: 1263      Release #: 140701-1

Developing USTRANSCOM’S most important asset

Human Capital Development is a talent management system which stresses the importance of investing in those working for the organization. It is currently being implemented at the U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Article Views: 1210      Release #: 140625-2

United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea commander visits USTRANSCOM

Gen. Curtis Michael Scaparrotti, commander, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, visited USTRANSCOM to learn more about the command and its mission June 11.
Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Article Views: 1445      Release #: 140611-2

Army 239th Birthday run on Scott AFB

Military and civilian members of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command participated in the Army’s 239th Birthday run, June 12, on Scott Air Force Base.
Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Article Views: 1142      Release #: 140612-1

Family tradition continues at USTRANSCOM

Kevin Spradling, chief, Civil, Transportation and International Law Division at U.S. Transportation Command administered the oath of office to his daughter, Claire, May 28.
Published: Thursday, June 05, 2014
Article Views: 1354      Release #: 140605-1

USTRANSCOM volleyball team takes Base championship

The U.S. Transportation Command’s volleyball team clinched the championship in the Scott Air Force Base Intramural Volleyball Tournament May 30 when it defeated Defense Information Systems Agency 27-26.
Published: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Article Views: 1338      Release #: 140604-1

Exercise Turbo Distribution: establishing a port in a storm

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. The port facility at Joint Base Charleston- Weapons Station, S.C., was temporarily located near the city of fictional city of Charliesport in the country of El Corona recently as part of a Joint Task Force-Port Opening exercise
Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Article Views: 1458      Release #: 131333

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy visits USTRANSCOM (PHOTOS ONLY)

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike D. Stevens talked with enlisted members of all services at U.S. Transportation Command, May 28.
Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Article Views: 1273      Release #: 140828-1

USTRANSCOM staff historian explains Memorial Day and more

“On a Saturday I was at the grocery store and I gave a dollar to a woman handing out paper poppies,” Nigra said. “I do this every year and think nothing of it, usually. This time though, I asked myself, ‘What did I really know about Memorial Day and why
Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Article Views: 1247      Release #: 140520-1

Teammate Spotlight: Inspector General Member Conducts Assessments, Provides Assistance

A career civil servant with more than 30 years of service, Deborah Anthony has been with the command eight years and has a background as a budget analyst, financial analyst, and staff accountant.
Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Article Views: 1228      Release #: 140514-1

Transportation Intelligence Enterprise Concept of Operations Signed (Photo Only)

The TIE will synchronize and prioritize the production efforts of USTRANSCOM.
Published: Monday, May 05, 2014
Article Views: 1219      Release #: 140505-1

Gen. Selva Takes The Reins At USTRANSCOM

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel presided over the ceremony, during which Selva became the 11th USTRANSCOM commander and the outgoing commander, Gen. William M. Fraser III, retired.
Published: Monday, May 05, 2014
Article Views: 1272      Release #: 140505-2

Azerbaijan Ambassador Visits USTRANSCOM

Gen. William M. Fraser III, right, discusses a map of the Northern Distribution Network April 24 with Azerbaijan Ambassador Erin Suleymanov, center and Political Officer Natig Bakhishov...
Published: Thursday, May 01, 2014
Article Views: 1489      Release #: 140424-1

TRANSCOM Senior Enlisted Group First Quarter Award (Photo Only)

The USTRANSCOM SEG promotes the active professional/personal development and mentorship of all TRANSCOM enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen; while fostering a culture of excellence, professionalism and competence.
Published: Thursday, May 01, 2014
Article Views: 1183      Release #: 140501-1

Fraser Signs KM Strategy

U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, recently signed the USTRANSCOM Knowledge Management Strategy starting our commands journey into the world of KM.
Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Article Views: 1535      Release #: 140423-1

USTRANSCOM Quarterly Awards Winners (Photo Only)

USTRANSCOM 2014 First Quarter Awards
Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Article Views: 1188      Release #: 140422-1


O'Fallon, Ill. Boy Scout Troop 46 visited USTRANSCOM April 21.
Published: Monday, April 21, 2014
Article Views: 1356      Release #: 140421-1

Haney Visits USTRANSCOM (Photos Only)

Adm. Haney visits U.S. Transportation Command
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article Views: 1165      Release #: 140417-2

Changes to DOD’s Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program start May 1

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (17 April 2014) – The Personal Property directorate at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command manages the Department of Defense’s Privately Owned Vehicle shipping program and wants service members to know there are several changes in the program starting May 1.
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Article Views: 1605      Release #: 140417-3

SECAF Visits USTRANSCOM (Photos Only)

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, stopped by U.S. Transportation Command Apr. 15.
Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Article Views: 1295      Release #: 140416-1

Commander’s Innovation Showcase Award

In a time when aviation security and safety are paramount Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics directed implementation of DoD policy to ensure screening of all space available passengers prior to boarding.
Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Article Views: 1447      Release #: 140415-1

Military Kids Rock

April is the Month of the Military Child.
Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Article Views: 1177      Release #: milchild1

Selva Appointed USTRANSCOM Commander

U.S Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva appointed Commander, U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Article Views: 1338      Release #: 140409-1

ITV Exercise Paves the Way for Cargo Tracking Improvements

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Army North, and North American Aerospace Defense Command worked together in March for the Commercial Ground Movements In-Transit Visibility Proof of Principle exercise in preparation for USTRANSCOM’s Turbo Challenge 2014.
Published: Monday, April 07, 2014
Article Views: 1252      Release #: 140407-1

POLADs From Scott AFB Enlighten College Students During University’s Global Awareness Week

Students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville got to hear firsthand what it’s like to be, and what it takes to become, a globetrotting Foreign Service Officer working for the U.S. Department of State Thursday as part of the campus’ annual Global Awareness Week
Published: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Article Views: 1449      Release #: 140401-1

USTRANSCOM Announces New Senior Enlisted Leader (PHOTOS ONLY)

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, passed the USTRANSCOM flag to Chief Master Sgt. William W. Turner and with it the position of USTRANSCOM Senior Enlisted Leader, during a ceremony March 28 in the Scott Club, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Published: Monday, March 31, 2014
Article Views: 1332      Release #: 140331-1

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Coins USTRANSCOM Members (PHOTOS ONLY)

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Cody presents one of his coins to Sgt. Darryl Tanner, U.S. Transportation Command, March 28, during a visit to the command. Cody also presented coins to Staff Sgt. Nathan Richard and Tech. Sgt. Adrienne Robles, next to Tanner.
Published: Friday, March 28, 2014
Article Views: 1506      Release #: 140328-1

USTRANSCOM Leads Efforts To Increase Visibility for DOD Logistics Requirements

U.S. Transportation Command is leading successful efforts to create new computer applications for greater visibility into global Department of Defense deployment and distribution requirements.
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Article Views: 1169      Release #: 140313-1

Teammate Spotlight -- J5 Planner Wears Many Hats

The teammate spotlight member works during the day in USTRANSCOM J5-Strategy, Policy, and Logistics, spends weeknights leading the local American Legion, weekends leading soldiers as a member of the Army National Guard, and still has free time to stay active riding bikes and playing with her dog in the park.
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Article Views: 1374      Release #: 140306-2

SDDC Offers Advice If Planning To Move This Summer

Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command provides advice to members planning to permanently change stations during this summer’s peak moving season
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2014
Article Views: 1172      Release #: 140306-3

Meeting the man behind ‘Pulaski Day’

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. –In case anyone was wondering why Illinois school children have March 3 (the first Monday in March) off, it’s to honor an American hero who never set foot in the state, Gen. Casimir Pulaski.
Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Article Views: 1257      Release #: 140227-1

Fraser’s Testimony Focuses On The Future

Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, provided his annual testimony in front of the House Armed Services Committee today.
Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Article Views: 1172      Release #: 140227-2

Work-Outs Save Time and Money

Work-Out teams consist of a senior leader advocate, process/program champion (s) and a facilitator that meet to identify issues, define solutions, develop action plans and discuss implementation during one session.
Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Article Views: 1148      Release #: 140219-1

Test Your Emotions

What is your emotional reaction to stressful or friendly situations?
Published: Monday, February 10, 2014
Article Views: 1415      Release #: 140210-1

Obama Nominates Selva to Succeed Fraser

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that President Barack Obama nominated Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to relieve Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III as commander, U.S. Transportation Command.
Published: Friday, February 07, 2014
Article Views: 1186      Release #: 140207-1

Pentagon Channel comes to USTRANSCOM (PHOTO ONLY)

A video crew from the Pentagon Channel came to U.S. Transportation Command Feb. 3, to produce a segment on Redeployment Retrograde and the roles of the command’s components.
Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Article Views: 1265      Release #: 140204-1

Transportation Intelligence Pilot Underway

With supporting warfighters as its top priority, U.S. Transportation Command launched the Transportation Intelligence Center Jan. 1 as a pilot program to streamline and consolidate multimodal intelligence production.
Published: Friday, January 31, 2014
Article Views: 1251      Release #: 140131-2

Commander’s Innovation Showcase award

Earlier this week Gen. William M. Fraser III, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, presented eight members of the USTRANSCOM J3-E Strategic Planning Team the Commander’s Innovation Showcase award.
Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Article Views: 1330      Release #: 140128-1

USTRANSCOM continues Civilian Exchange Program

If you work at U.S. Transportation Command, or its components, and would like to broaden your professional skills, enhance your leadership abilities and get out of your daily grind, have we got a deal for you.
Published: Friday, January 24, 2014
Article Views: 1439      Release #: 140124-2

Quarterly award winners recognized in ceremony (Photo Only)

U.S. Transportation 4th Quarter Award Winners: Junior Service Member of the Quarter – Senior Airman Tiffany Grub - TCSG Service Member of the Quarter-Petty Officer 1st Class Donald Wells - TCJ2 Senior Service Member – Master Sgt Michael Glather – TCJ3 Company Grade Officer of the Quarter – LT. Douglas Marks –TCJ2
Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Article Views: 1181      Release #: 140123-1

Mobility Airmen move Rwandan troops (photos only)

Rwandan soldiers and their equipment are flown from Rwanda to the Central Africa Republic on a C-17 Globemaster III based out of McChord Air Force Base, Wa. Jan. 19, 2014. U.S. forces will transport a total number of 850 Rwandan soldiers and more than 1000 tons of equipment into the Central African Republic to aid French and African Union operation
Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Article Views: 1163      Release #: 140122-1

The Flow of Ideas

The intent of the Innovation Pipeline is to provide team members with another avenue of process improvement regardless scope of idea, or workforce position.
Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Article Views: 1429      Release #: 140116-1

USTRANSCOM ranks high among federal workplaces

While the past year may not have been the best for morale-building among federal employees, it was not all negative for those at U.S. Transportation Command, which ranked among the top 10 percent of places to work in our nation’s government according to www.bestplacestowork.org.
Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Article Views: 1288      Release #: 140114-1

Commander Publishes 2014 Strategic Guidance

The new guidance continues to build on “Our Story, 2013-2017” command strategy that was implemented one year ago positioning our command to meet the ever-changing future environment.
Published: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Article Views: 1430      Release #: 100108-1

USTRANSCOM, SDDC workers keep holiday spirit alive

The holidays are once again merely memories, but the kindness and holiday cheer spread by a group of U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command workers will last much longer.
Published: Friday, January 03, 2014
Article Views: 1440      Release #: 140103-1

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