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2020 News Archive (52)

USTRANSCOM Delivers in 2020

“There is nothing that the world can do to bring this great command to a halt, because it is so essential to everything the Department of Defense does,” said U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, commander, USTRANSCOM.
Published: Thursday, December 31, 2020
Article Views: 2627      Release #: 20201231-1

Maintaining Warfighting Readiness amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The DOD’s top priority continues to be protecting its people (military members, dependents, civilians, and contractors), followed by ensuring the safeguarding of the nation’s mission capabilities, and assisting the whole-of-government approach to protect the American people.
Published: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Article Views: 1747      Release #: 20201222-1

Like father, like son: Marine officer receives temporary orders to father’s workplace at USTRANSCOM

Rich Preston recalls the time his son visited Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, as a young Boy Scout to tour his place of work in the Global Operations Center (GOC) at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM).
Published: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Article Views: 839      Release #: 20201217-1

American maritime community recognized by USTRANSCOM commander

American maritime community recognized by USTRANSCOM commander
Published: Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Article Views: 586      Release #: 20201209-1

U.S. Transportation Command’s Patient Movement Requirements Center-East administered hundreds of compassionate care COVID-19 aeromedical evacuations across three continents

As the AE center for U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Central Command, and U.S. European Command, the TPMRC-E administers more than 97 percent of all COVID-19 patient movements for the Department of Defense (DOD).
Published: Monday, December 07, 2020
Article Views: 5604      Release #: 20201207-1

Airman’s volunteer efforts represent ‘Service Before Self,’ nets governor recognition

An Airman with the Department of Defense (DOD) Defense Courier Division (DCD) at Fort Meade, Maryland, a unit aligned under the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is being recognized by the Maryland governor’s office for his efforts lending a helping hand to his local community.
Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Article Views: 613      Release #: 20201124-1

Combatant Commander highlights importance of Mariner partnerships to the prosperity and security of the Nation

Combatant Commander highlights importance of Mariner partnerships to the prosperity and security of the Nation
Published: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Article Views: 934      Release #: 20201119-1

Senior Enlisted Leader observes COVID-19 testing for Patriot Express passengers

The senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Transportation Command visited Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to see the newest testing the Defense Department is conducting to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 from personnel traveling from the United States to overseas duty stations and on deployments.
Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Article Views: 645      Release #: 20201117-1

USTRANSCOM recruiter, Navy veteran, volunteers to help other veterans find careers

For more than 20 years, Lewis Collins, a Navy veteran and U.S. Transportation Command’s only recruiter, has been helping veterans find careers.
Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Article Views: 511      Release #: 20201110-1

USTRANSCOM Commander thanks 711th Human Performance Wing efforts to safely transport infectious patients around the world

The head of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) made a personal visit, October 30 to the U.S. Air Force unit responsible for transporting infectious patients safely during a pandemic in order to recognize the role its team effort has in protecting service members throughout the globe.
Published: Friday, November 06, 2020
Article Views: 971      Release #: 20201106-1

USTRANSCOM Commander thanks Air Mobility forces for successfully executing their global missions in the midst of a pandemic

“And if I get to do nothing else today please allow me to express my gratitude for all that the Mobility Air Force does for our joint force,” said Lyons. “I am your No. 1 fan, I guarantee it. I appreciate all you do.”
Published: Thursday, November 05, 2020
Article Views: 1131      Release #: 20201105-1

Patriot Express travel at BWI, SEATAC to require on-site, rapid COVID-19 testing

“By implementing rapid, on-site testing for Patriot Express passengers at our BWI and SEATAC terminals, Air Mobility Command is establishing a common baseline across the services to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said Brig. Gen. Norman West, Air Mobility Command Surgeon General.
Published: Friday, October 30, 2020
Article Views: 1067      Release #: 20201030-1

U.S. Transportation Command considers next steps for potential space logistics

“Think about moving 80 short tons, the equivalent of a C-17 payload, anywhere on the globe in less than an hour,” U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, commander, USTRANSCOM, said during his virtual remarks at the Airlift/Tanker Association’s (A/TA) Conference on Oct. 28.
Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Article Views: 1430      Release #: 20201028-1

USTRANSCOM releases results from study testing risk of COVID exposure on contracted aircraft

The test, conducted in late August, was performed by the Zeteo Tech, S3i, the University of Nebraska’s National Strategic Research Institute and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on aircraft types frequently contracted by USTRANSCOM, the Boeing 767-300 and 777-200.
Published: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Article Views: 21660      Release #: 20201015-1

Uncommon patient movement from Pacific island executed by U.S. Transportation Command exemplified sacrifice, selflessness, and dedication to duty

Even with the designated aircraft selected, Garlick and his TPMRC colleagues still had to find a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) to support the patient during the more than five-hour flight, but to no avail.
Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Article Views: 967      Release #: 20201014-1

First Virtual NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting emphasizes logistics’ innovation, resiliency, and leadership in the COVID era and beyond

“Innovative and Disruptive…20/20 Vision for the Future” served as the theme for the eighth annual, first-ever virtual National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA)-U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Fall Meeting, Oct. 5-8, 2020.
Published: Friday, October 09, 2020
Article Views: 653      Release #: 20201009-1

USTRANSCOM commander notes collaboration with industry, future power projection during fall meeting

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) told the virtual audience that the United States’ strategic advantage is the ability to project and sustain combat power on a global scale anywhere and anytime of choosing, during the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Fall Meeting.
Published: Friday, October 09, 2020
Article Views: 665      Release #: 20201009-1

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment discusses resiliency, future concepts during NDTA 2020

The Honorable W. Jordan Gillis, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, spoke about resiliency and future concepts in logistics during the virtual National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Fall Meeting, Oct 6, 2020.
Published: Friday, October 09, 2020
Article Views: 638      Release #: 20201009-1

USTRANSCOM Announces the Next Frontier for Logistics – Space

“I had no sense for how fast SpaceX was moving, but I've received their update and I can tell you they are moving very rapidly in this area,” Lyons said.
Published: Wednesday, October 07, 2020
Article Views: 4853      Release #: 20201007-1

Military, government, and industry leaders to speak at the National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting 2020

During the eighth annual, first-ever virtual, National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, the Honorable W. Jordan Gillis, is the conference’s initial keynoter Oct. 6.
Published: Thursday, October 01, 2020
Article Views: 536      Release #: 20201001-1

USTRANSCOM supports rapid deployment exercise to deploy forces anywhere in the world

Vice Adm. Dee Mewbourne, deputy commander, USTRANSCOM, and other distinguished guests traveled to the Port of Port Arthur, Texas, Sept. 26 to support an annual exercise, Joint Readiness Exercise (JRE) 20.
Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Article Views: 1738      Release #: 20200930-1

Roundtables slated for the National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Virtual Fall Meeting 2020 to discuss innovations, adaptations, and space logistical operations

“Innovation is a crucial element in ensuring we maintain a competitive advantage over our adversaries,” said France. “Our panel will discuss creating cultures of innovation within our organizations, eliminating barriers to innovation, and giving advice to warfighters who are leading innovation efforts.”
Published: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Article Views: 600      Release #: 20200923-1

USTRANSCOM conducts test to reduce risk of COVID exposure on aircraft

USTRANSCOM conducts test to reduce risk of COVID exposure on aircraft
Published: Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Article Views: 1610      Release #: 20200901-1

Variety of interactive classes to be offered at National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Virtual Fall Meeting 2020

And to learn more about the NDTA-USTRANSCOM Virtual Fall Meeting 2020, visit https://www.ndtahq.com/events/fall-meeting/.
Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Article Views: 858      Release #: 20200819-1

Retiring U.S. Transportation Command director focused on personnel professionalism and development, during a more than 30-year military career

A native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Joseph grew up in a military household.
Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Article Views: 843      Release #: 20200819-1

U.S. Transportation Command conducts unique aeromedical evacuation of Veterans Affairs patients in Texas

After notifying his chain of command on July 12 of the DOD-approved, VA patients’ movement, USTRANSCOM conducts aeromedical evacuation of VA patients in Texas.
Published: Friday, August 14, 2020
Article Views: 734      Release #: 20200814-1

U.S. Transportation Command’s Director of Intelligence retiring after a quarter century of military service

During his quarter century of naval service, Stephenson completed four deployments in the Central, Southern, and Pacific Commands’ areas of responsibility, and spent a total of more than six years living overseas in Japan and Bahrain.
Published: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Article Views: 1742      Release #: 20200812-1

Upcoming National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting offers a comprehensive virtual agenda

Scheduled keynote speakers also presenting virtually consist of U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Lyons, commander, USTRANSCOM; the Honorable Jordan Gillis, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; Bob Chapman, chairman and chief executive officer, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, St. Louis, MO.
Published: Friday, July 31, 2020
Article Views: 587      Release #: 20200731-1

Eighth Annual National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting to be Conducted Virtually October 5-8

The event theme is “Innovative and Disruptive…20/20 Vision for the Future.”
Published: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Article Views: 462      Release #: 20200716-1

Exiting USTRANSCOM Foreign Policy Advisor strengthened diplomatic support to the organization, America’s defense

Exiting USTRANSCOM Foreign Policy Advisor strengthened diplomatic support to the organization, America’s defense
Published: Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Article Views: 848      Release #: 20200701-1

USTRANSCOM re-awards Global Household Goods Contract

USTRANSCOM re-awards Global Household Goods Contract
Published: Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Article Views: 878      Release #: 20200701-2

Retiring U.S. Transportation Command Staff Judge Advocate provided more than 25 years of legal expertise to the Army and Joint Force

Lear, who joined the Army 30 years ago as an armor officer prior to earning his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, retires from active-duty service in October, but will depart USTRANSCOM next month.
Published: Monday, June 22, 2020
Article Views: 1215      Release #: 20200622-1

Departing U.S. Transportation Command director advanced solutions to cyberspace challenges

Next month, Lyman departs USTRANSCOM for the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, to become the Air Force’s Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Cyber Effects Operations, AF A2/A6. His impact, however, will resonate in TCJ6 and the command well into the future.
Published: Monday, June 15, 2020
Article Views: 1737      Release #: 20200615-1

U.S. Transportation Command assisted Americans stranded abroad – due to heightened COVID-19 travel restrictions – return stateside

Supporting the Department of State’s efforts to bring American citizens home as the pandemic spread across the globe, the USTRANSCOM unit, which stood down in mid-May, contracted 14 separate commercial charter airlift missions, transporting many thousands back to the U.S. from five different African and Asian nations.
Published: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Article Views: 599      Release #: 20200528-1

USTRANSCOM takes action to protect military families moving during COVID-19

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper directed implementation of these measures.
Published: Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Article Views: 891      Release #: 20200506-1

U.S. Transportation Command’s Facilities Maintenance & Safety office employing enhanced COVID-19 cleaning measures to protect personnel and prevent infection

But the extensive battlefield White and his five-member team engage in combatting COVID-19 involves eight separate facilities, including the headquarters for both UTRANSCOM and one of its three components, the U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.
Published: Friday, May 01, 2020
Article Views: 817      Release #: 20200501-1

USTRANSCOM Awards Global Household Goods Contract

Once implemented, customers can expect improved communication throughout the moving process; professional movers delivering improved service standards ‘at the curb;’ clear accountability when things go wrong; and streamlined claims processes in the event of loss, damage, or inconvenience.
Published: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Article Views: 1461      Release #: 20200430-1

USTRANSCOM Guidance to the Joint Force Regarding use of Face Coverings in USTRANSCOM and AMC Passenger Terminals and Aircraft

USTRANSCOM Guidance to the Joint Force Regarding use of Face Coverings in USTRANSCOM and AMC Passenger Terminals and Aircraft
Published: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Article Views: 642      Release #: 20200416-1

USTRANSCOM supports State Department in bringing stranded Americans home

U.S. Transportation Command was directed today by the Secretary of Defense to assist the Department of State Repatriation Task Force in the contracting of aircraft to return Americans and lawful permanent residents stranded abroad due to travel restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published: Friday, March 27, 2020
Article Views: 817      Release #: 20200327-1


Due to COVID-19, USTRANSCOM has cancelled ULTIMATE GUARDIAN 20, its Tier 1, cyber-centric exercise, scheduled to occur May 11-15, 2020.
Published: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Article Views: 554      Release #: 20200326-1

U.S. Transportation Command cancels Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board video teleconference

Due to increased COVID-19 requirements, U.S. Transportation Command has cancelled the annual Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board, which was to be conducted via video teleconference, March 31 to April 3, 2020.
Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Article Views: 654      Release #: 20200325-1

Service-specific Guidance on Exceptions to Household Goods Pause Released

The advisory provides the most current USTRANSCOM guidance on several aspects of implementing DOD’s stop movement orders dated March 11 and March 13, 2020, as well as service specific guidance on requesting exceptions to policy.
Published: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Article Views: 1351      Release #: 20200319-1

U.S. Transportation Command to host annual Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board via video teleconferencing

Representatives from the Joint Staff, six geographic combatant commands, the services, Defense Heath Agency, FEMA, HHS, VA, are scheduled to participate in this year’s GPMJAB. USTRANSCOM Commander U.S. Army General Stephen Lyons will provide opening and closing remarks.
Published: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Article Views: 1168      Release #: 20200319-2

Most Defense Personal Property Pick-ups and Pack-outs Paused; Deliveries Continue

Visit move.mil to read the latest guidance for Defense Personal Property Program customers.
Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Article Views: 3864      Release #: 20200317-1

USTRANSCOM identifies goals for upcoming ULTIMATE GUARDIAN 20 exercise

Goals identified for USTRANSCOM ULTIMATE GUARDIAN 20 exercise
Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Article Views: 1706      Release #: 20200310-1

U.S. Transportation Command’s Mission Assurance Division assesses, identifies, and mitigates risks to the organization, as well as to its operations and personnel

Comprised of more than 60 military members, federal civil servants, and contractors, MA synchronizes all risk management programs and activities across all domains with support from the USTRANSCOM directorates.
Published: Monday, March 02, 2020
Article Views: 1347      Release #: 20200302-1

More African American/Black History Month Military Milestones

This week, we profile four more African American men and women who demonstrated sacrifice, selflessness, and service, while wearing the uniform.
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Article Views: 581      Release #: 20200220-1

U.S. Transportation Command historian has engineered an almost two-decade civil service career documenting operations, strategy, and training that’s made history

Deferring his history profession aspirations to serve our nation, Mason put his college degree to use, working as an air combat simulation engineer at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, for four years.
Published: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Article Views: 635      Release #: 20200213-1

Former U.S. Transportation Command senior enlisted leader emphasized integrity, others first, and teamwork during a more than three-decade Army career

“I’ve always wanted to encourage people to be the best they could be. Ultimately, everybody is somebody, and everybody brings something to the table. They add value,” Hawkins said. “It’s about being the best version of you that you think you want to be, and achieving your intended potential.”
Published: Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Article Views: 614      Release #: 20200204-1

Investing in personnel development and growth drives the U.S. Transportation Command’s Human Capital Development Branch

The Human Capital Development Branch, executes the organization’s investment in its people by providing numerous education and personal-growth opportunities annually.
Published: Monday, January 27, 2020
Article Views: 1392      Release #: 20200127-1

U.S. Transportation Command’s Protocol office ensures the right first and lasting impression for organizational visitors and event participants

While serving as the face of USTRANSCOM last year, Protocol organized and implemented 515 events, more than double from 2018. And so far in the first few weeks of 2020, they’ve coordinated, prepared, and supported almost 100 command engagements.
Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Article Views: 715      Release #: 20200122-1

U.S. Transportation Command manages the movement of America’s wounded warfighters from overseas to the final medical treatment destination stateside

Note: This press release is the final installment of a four-part monthly series on global patient movement.
Published: Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Article Views: 1010      Release #: 20200108-1

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