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2021 News Archive (53)

USTRANSCOM expands cooperative research to explore space cargo

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) entered into its third cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA), on December 17, 2021, with Blue Origin to explore the possibility of someday using rockets to transport cargo and people.
Published: Thursday, December 30, 2021
Article Views: 3995      Release #: 20211230-1

USTRANSCOM and Industry Collaborate and Share Perspectives

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), participated in the National Defense Transportation Association board of directors meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday to provide the command’s perspective on various transportation topics and hear from industry partners.
Published: Friday, December 10, 2021
Article Views: 2761      Release #: 20211210-1

Dilly awarded 2021 Presidential Rank Award

Terri Dilly, SES, chief financial officer and director, Program Analysis and Financial Management (TCJ8), U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), was recently awarded a 2021 Presidential Rank Award in the Meritorious Executive category for the Department of Air Force.
Published: Wednesday, December 08, 2021
Article Views: 3303      Release #: 20211208-1

Van Ovost honors seafarers, stresses need to diversify capabilities

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), addressed attendees at the 52nd annual Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award ceremony Dec. 3 in New York City. The event was hosted by the United Seamen’s Service.
Published: Monday, December 06, 2021
Article Views: 2475      Release #: 20211206-1

Defense Personal Property Program announces Customer Facing Dashboard

U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM) Defense Personal Property Management Office (DPMO) unveiled its new Customer Facing Dashboard on the USTRANSCOM website at www.ustranscom.mil/dp3 on Oct. 21, 2021.
Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2021
Article Views: 4621      Release #: 20211109-1

USTRANSCOM awards contract to improve the moving process for Service Members and their families

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) awarded the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC), worth an estimated $6.2 Billion to HomeSafe Alliance, LLC, of Houston, today.
Published: Thursday, November 04, 2021
Article Views: 11387      Release #: 20211104-1

Nation’s highest enlisted member shares vision for enlisted warfighter during USTRANSCOM visit

Nation’s highest enlisted member shares vision for enlisted warfighter during USTRANSCOM visit
Published: Tuesday, November 02, 2021
Article Views: 2293      Release #: 20211102-1

Department of Defense Move.mil website relocates to Military OneSource

New PCS & Military Moves Landing Page on Military OneSource now serves as a one-stop-shop for DOD moving customers
Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Article Views: 4200      Release #: 20211026-1

USTRANSCOM commander highlights warfighting readiness, critical industry relationships necessary to succeed in great power conflict today and tomorrow

In her first major keynote address since taking command, Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), discussed priorities and challenges ahead for the transportation enterprise today at the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA)-USTRANSCOM annual Fall Meeting.
Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Article Views: 2770      Release #: 20211019-1

Gen. Stephen R. Lyons retires after 38-year career

Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, the 13th commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), retired today following a change of command ceremony with Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost.
Published: Monday, October 18, 2021
Article Views: 3213      Release #: 20211018-1

Van Ovost becomes 14th commander of U.S. Transportation Command

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost took command of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) in a ceremony here today, becoming the first female officer to lead the global combatant command.
Published: Friday, October 15, 2021
Article Views: 4545      Release #: 20211015-1

USTRANSCOM patient movement teams save lives during historic NEO

USTRANSCOM patient movement teams save lives during historic NEO
Published: Friday, October 01, 2021
Article Views: 4516      Release #: 20211001-1

USTRANSCOM commander recognizes contingency response Airmen

The Commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) met with airmen that played a critical role in the recent, historic mission to evacuate Americans and cleared Afghans and foreign nationals out of Afghanistan.
Published: Monday, September 27, 2021
Article Views: 3587      Release #: 20210927-1

Maj. Gen. Corey Martin Remembers 9-11

On Sept. 11, 2001, then-Capt. Martin and his wife were on a jog when they heard the devastating news. Mrs. Martin was wearing a Walkman radio that informed her a plane had been flown into one of the World Trade Center buildings.
Published: Friday, September 10, 2021
Article Views: 3276      Release #: 20210910-1

USTRANSCOM supports evacuation of 124K people in historic airlift

Under the cover of darkness, the last C-17 carried the acting U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ross Wilson, who had overseen clearance of hundreds of thousands of Afghans evacuated alongside American citizens, and the last U.S. service member, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue.
Published: Thursday, September 02, 2021
Article Views: 6904      Release #: 20210902-1

‘Baby on board’ – Aircrew deliver Afghan baby on evacuation flight

A 315th Airlift Wing aircrew from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina helped to deliver a baby aboard a Charleston C-17 Globemaster III carrying vulnerable Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan, Aug. 23, moments before landing at a Middle East staging area.
Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Article Views: 3095      Release #: 20210831-1

Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command, and Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Press Briefing (transcript)

Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, Commander of U.S. Transportation Command, and Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Press Briefing (transcript)
Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Article Views: 3218      Release #: 20210825-1

Fast-Paced Airport Ground Ops Keeps Evacuees Moving

In the last 24 hours, more than 10,000 evacuees have been moved out of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. It's an exhausting pace the U.S. military will sustain so that everyone eligible to leave the country can get out, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command said.
Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Article Views: 3038      Release #: 20210824-1

Department of Defense Activates Civil Reserve Air Fleet to Assist With Afghanistan Efforts

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered the Commander of U.S. Transportation Command to activate Stage I of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF).
Published: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Article Views: 3261      Release #: 20210901-1

Milestone marks U.S. Transportation Command joint reserve unit change of command

Fasano becomes the 14th commander of the JTRU and its Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard reservists.
Published: Monday, July 12, 2021
Article Views: 3749      Release #: 20210712-1

Statement on completion of Mobility Capability Requirements Study 2020

Study directed by National Defense Authorization Act is complete.
Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Article Views: 6409      Release #: 20210630-1

Multifaceted team strives to modernize air refueling management

An expansive team of experts from the USTRANSCOM Operations Directorate’s Air Refueling Branch, Air Mobility Command, and the 618th Air Operations Center are working alongside developers from Rolls-Royce on a project to modernize air refueling (AR) management.
Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Article Views: 3515      Release #: 20210629-1

Command and Control Capability Demonstrated on KC-135

Command and Control Capability Demonstrated on KC-135
Published: Friday, June 25, 2021
Article Views: 3637      Release #: 20210625-1

Reserve unit commander for U.S. Transportation Command promoted to major general

The commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)’s Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU) promoted to major general in an official pinning ceremony June 12 at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Published: Monday, June 14, 2021
Article Views: 4211      Release #: 20210614-1

Rocket cargo delivery gets big boost

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is partnering with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to explore commercial capabilities in the field of space travel for global logistics.
Published: Monday, June 07, 2021
Article Views: 4638      Release #: 20210607-1

Lyons witnesses KC-135 hot-pit refueling – “significant innovation for warfighting readiness”

The hot-pit refueling allows a ground crew to add fuel to the aircraft while the engines and aviation systems remain running, reducing the refueling process from four to six hours to roughly an hour, and keeping aircraft ready to respond to any mission.
Published: Monday, May 24, 2021
Article Views: 3140      Release #: 20210524-1

Lyons recognizes Duckworth, Courtney and Wittman among the first to receive the inaugural Pegasus Award

“In Greek mythology, Pegasus represented science, intellect, and understanding,” said Lyons, explaining how he chose the award’s name. “Those qualities underpin the keys to conducting globally-integrated mobility operations, and Sen. Duckworth, Rep. Courtney and Rep. Wittman embody these traits.”
Published: Friday, May 21, 2021
Article Views: 2492      Release #: 20210521-1

USTRANSCOM conducts critical ship-to-shore exercise in Balkans during Defender-Europe 21

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) conducted its annual Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) exercise at Durres, Albania, over the last two weeks, as part of the larger U.S. Army-led exercise Defender-Europe 21.
Published: Friday, May 14, 2021
Article Views: 4977      Release #: 20210514-1

A lot of heart: four purple ones, to be exact; Sgt. 1st Class Clark reflects upon retirement

Sgt. 1st Class Steven Clark, a member of U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM) Intelligence Directorate, recently retired after a long, distinctive and very unique experience spanning 20 years of active-duty service.
Published: Friday, May 07, 2021
Article Views: 2429      Release #: 20210507-1

USTRANSCOM exercises aeromedical teams and global patient movement

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) began a week-long aeromedical and global patient movement exercise, Ultimate Caduceus, April 26 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Article Views: 2438      Release #: 20210429-1

C-5M Super Galaxy departs Travis with U.S. government assistance to India

A U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy from the 60th Air Mobility Wing departed Travis Air Force Base, California, to transport medical supplies to India amid its surge in COVID-19 cases.
Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Article Views: 4668      Release #: 20210428-1

‘Meet the Fleet,’ USTRANSCOM’s Senior Enlisted Leader wants to meet you

A Los Angeles native with 35 years of active-duty service in the U.S. Navy and a life-long Los Angeles Dodgers fan, comes to U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) with honor and enthusiasm to learn and lead the joint force team.
Published: Friday, April 23, 2021
Article Views: 3852      Release #: 20210423-1

TRANSCOM Commander visits Expeditionary Center Headquarters

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), met with U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark D. Camerer, commander of the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, April 2, while visiting Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Published: Thursday, April 08, 2021
Article Views: 3044      Release #: 20210408-1

USTRANSCOM SEL hangs up the Air Force uniform, begins next chapter—retirement

With 31 years of military service and a total of 15 military assignments, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. France, the senior enlisted leader (SEL) for U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), retired today during a ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
Published: Thursday, April 01, 2021
Article Views: 2460      Release #: 20210401-1

USTRANSCOM welcomes its first-ever U.S. Navy senior enlisted leader

USTRANSCOM welcomes its first-ever U.S. Navy senior enlisted leader
Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Article Views: 3619      Release #: 20210330-1

J2 airmen excel in consecutive Airman Leadership School classes

J2 airmen excel in consecutive Airman Leadership School classes
Published: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Article Views: 2123      Release #: 20210330-2

USTRANSCOM airlift acquisition expert recognized for inspiring excellence

The award recognizes individual efforts within the Department of Defense acquisition and contracting which develop, motivate and inspire excellence. Subordinates and leaders within Cook’s directorate say he epitomizes the spirit of the award.
Published: Monday, March 29, 2021
Article Views: 2741      Release #: 20210329-1

U.S. Transportation Command recognizes Annual Award winners

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) honored its 2020 outstanding military and civilian performers during a virtual Annual Award ceremony March 18 in the command’s Seay Auditorium.
Published: Friday, March 19, 2021
Article Views: 2928      Release #: 20210319-1

USTRANSCOM Commander and top business execs discuss logistics’ role in National Security

Nearly 40 C-Suite leaders joined the event hosted by BENS Chicago to participate in its Commanders Forum with guest Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, USTRANSCOM commander. BENS describes itself as a nonpartisan nonprofit comprised of senior business leaders who apply best business practices to address the United States’ pressing security challenges.
Published: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Article Views: 2414      Release #: 20210318-1

USTRANSCOM’s J6 talks data, digital modernization and diversity at cyber symposium

Brig. Gen. Michelle L. Hayworth, director of command, control, communications and cyber systems for U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), participated in a panel discussion on “Data, Digital Modernization, and Diversity” during the virtual Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium on March 11, 2021.
Published: Friday, March 12, 2021
Article Views: 4622      Release #: 20210312-1

USTRANSCOM chief of staff shares career journey, advice for women during podcast

“It really has been a fantastic opportunity to see what is truly the strategic level of logistics in the Department of Defense, being here at what’s called a four-star combatant command, and I’m just enjoying it, I’m having a sensational time,” said Maj. Gen. Deborah Kotulich.
Published: Thursday, March 04, 2021
Article Views: 2777      Release #: 20210304-1

Defense Personal Property Program director shares customer focused perspective at NDTA GovTravels conference

Rick Marsh, director of the Defense Personal Property Program at U.S. Transportation Command, participated in a panel discussion titled “COVID-19 Lessons Learned for Passenger Travel” during the National Defense Transportation Association’s 2021 virtual GovTravels conference on Feb. 23, 2021.
Published: Friday, February 26, 2021
Article Views: 2131      Release #: 20210226-1

‘Semper Supra / Always Above’ -- USTRANSCOM airmen become Space Force Guardians

Two U.S. Air Force (USAF) Airmen from the Intelligence Directorate at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) became U.S. Space Force Guardians during an Oath of Enlistment ceremony Feb. 1, 2021, held here.
Published: Monday, February 22, 2021
Article Views: 2121      Release #: 20210222-1

Congratulations USTRANSCOM 2020 4th Quarter Awards Program winners

Congratulations USTRANSCOM 2020 4th Quarter Awards Program winners
Published: Monday, February 22, 2021
Article Views: 2281      Release #: 20210222-1

“A fight to get to the fight”: Admiral instructs sealift officers on strategic importance of operational logistics

The second in command at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) stressed the importance of logistics in today’s complex security environment during a course he gave for Strategic Sealift Officers (SSOs) Feb. 8.
Published: Friday, February 19, 2021
Article Views: 3018      Release #: 20210219-1

Tabletop exercise refines Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement activation process

Defense, government, and maritime industry representatives held a table top exercise (TTX) to activate commercial ships to support the Department of Defense (DOD) during a national emergency.
Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Article Views: 3073      Release #: 20210216-1

Organizational fitness through critical thinking

During a recent U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) virtual conference, Dr. Linda Elder, president, Foundation for Critical Thinking, spoke with senior leaders about the importance of stressing the standards, elements and traits of her science within the culture of organizations.
Published: Friday, February 12, 2021
Article Views: 2197      Release #: 20210212-1

Husband, wife complete master’s degrees together using Chapter 33 from VA

A U.S. Transportation Command employee and his wife earned master’s degrees together recently using a Veterans Administration (VA) benefit that applies to civilians.
Published: Monday, February 08, 2021
Article Views: 2034      Release #: 20210208-1

Navy League honors USTRANSCOM Sailor for leadership, mentoring during pandemic

The Navy League of St. Louis Area Council recently recognized a U.S. Navy Sailor at U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) for his leadership, innovation, mentoring and volunteer efforts as the Lead Petty Officer of the Command’s Operations Intelligence Branch (OIB) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Article Views: 2863      Release #: 20210126-1

Commemorating 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm

USTRANSCOM managed the deployment through its service components in two phases. The initial forces deterred further Iraqi aggression. In November additional forces provided the combat capability necessary to defeat Iraqi forces in Kuwait if Saddam Hussein failed to comply with United Nations resolutions.
Published: Friday, January 15, 2021
Article Views: 3650      Release #: 20210115-1

Transporter receives Executive MBA with honors, applies it to logistics career

Earning his Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree in December 2020 topped off an amazing 20-month journey for Peter Mahoney, chief, Capabilities Branch in U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM) J5/4 Directorate.
Published: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Article Views: 2117      Release #: 20210114-1

Harnessing the power of data for the Joint Force: USTRANSCOM establishes an enterprise data and analytics environment

The Enterprise Data and Analytics Environment (EDAE) was launched late last year and will provide decision-makers at every level of the mobility enterprise with data that is visible, accessible, linked and secure, allowing decisions to be made quickly regarding the movement of critical logistics.
Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Article Views: 4921      Release #: 20210113-1

USTRANSCOM leaders receive COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, USTRANSCOM commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason France, USTRANSCOM senior enlisted leader received the COVID-19 vaccine to promote the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, and to encourage others to get them once available.
Published: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Article Views: 3427      Release #: 20210110-1

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