2022 News Archive (23)

USTRANSCOM delivers critical aid to Ukraine, troops to Europe

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 24, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has delivered more than 52 million pounds of security assistance equipment to Ukraine that is enabling critical success on the battlefield against the Russian force that invaded there Feb. 24. This aid includes missiles, artillery, tanks, helicopters, and body armor. “The speed and reliability at …
Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Article Views: 179      Release #: 20220524-1

U.S. Merchant Mariners play critical role in meeting USTRANSCOM mission requirements

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 22, 2022) – National Maritime Day is observed on May 22 each year to recognize the people our maritime nation depends on. This National Maritime Day, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) recognizes those in the United States maritime industry and the critical role they play in meeting day-to-day and wartime requirements. “The sealift fleet is …
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Article Views: 169      Release #: 20220522-1

USTRANSCOM’s motto embodied in Operation Fly Formula

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 22, 2022) – “Together, we deliver” is U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM’s) motto, and today it played out in real time. The first airplane importing 132 pallets, or 78,000 pounds, of specialty infant formula arrived at Indianapolis International Airport. The C-17 Globemaster military transport aircraft was loaded the day …
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Article Views: 525      Release #: 20220522-2

New U.S. expeditionary rail embarkation capability, deterrent tested in Europe -- RAIL kit is designed for rapid deployment, assembly, maneuverability of heavy armor

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (May 16, 2022) – A game-changing capability sponsored by U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) offering greater flexibility to offload combat power is now being used in the European theater. The Rapidly Available Interface for trans-Loading, or RAIL, is a modular ramp system that allows for massing of combat power at the point of need without the requirement …
Published: Monday, May 16, 2022
Article Views: 351      Release #: 20220516-1

BENS awards highlight USTRANSCOM and outstanding air, land, and sea troops

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (April 21, 2022) – The Business Executives for National Security (BENS) presented the Eisenhower Award to U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), for the command’s role in maintaining U.S. national security and the nation’s competitive edge in a ceremony held April 19 in Washington, D.C. …
Published: Thursday, April 21, 2022
Article Views: 423      Release #: 20220421-1

Van Ovost delivers command posture statement to Senate Armed Services Committee

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 29, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee today to present the command’s annual posture statement. In her opening remarks, Van Ovost said the command is in lockstep with U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, commander, U.S. …
Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Article Views: 1260      Release #: 20220329-1

Purchase of two used ROROs a critical step in sealift recapitalization

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 25, 2022) – The Navy and Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) recent purchase of two used roll-on roll-off (RORO) vessels is an important step in addressing one of U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM) top priorities, the recapitalization of the strategic sealift fleet. “Sealift is important to deploying a combat-credible force, and …
Published: Friday, March 25, 2022
Article Views: 942      Release #: 20220325-1

GHC transition period paused after U.S. Court of Federal Claims filing

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 23, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) voluntarily has agreed to a stay of performance for the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC). This action comes after Connected Global Solutions, LLC (CGSL) filed a complaint on March 14 in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) challenging award of the GHC. Compliance with the stay of performance …
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Article Views: 915      Release #: 20220323-1

USTRANSCOM and Blue Origin leaders meet to discuss space cargo

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 23, 2022) -- U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Dee Mewbourne, deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) met with Blue Origin leadership yesterday to discuss potential use cases for USTRANSCOM and tour the New Glenn rocket manufacturing facility at Cape Canaveral, Florida. In December, both organizations signed a cooperative research and development …
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Article Views: 693      Release #: 20220323-2

USTRANSCOM annual awards celebrate excellence and service

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 14, 2022) –U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) honored its 2021 outstanding military and civilian performers during an Annual Awards ceremony today. Ten civilian and military service members were recognized for their performance and service to the community. “I couldn’t be prouder of this organization. We have an amazing warfighting team …
Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Article Views: 399      Release #: 20220315-1

75 Years of Mobility Operations

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 11,2022) - Operation Allies Refuge, certain to be studied for generations to come, unmistakably demonstrated the resolve of the logistics enterprise. But we cannot become complacent; the complex and dynamic nature of tomorrow’s challenges to US national security require an agile US Transportation Command, flexible, fully integrated, and …
Published: Friday, March 11, 2022
Article Views: 385      Release #: 20220311-1

USTRANSCOM patient movement exercise strengthens aeromedical skills, partnerships

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 8, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) conducted Exercise Ultimate Caduceus (UC22) Feb. 23 – March 8 at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.  The annual field training exercise is designed to test the ability of USTRANSCOM to move a large number of medical patients by air from overseas locations to treatment centers in the U.S.  …
Published: Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Article Views: 529      Release #: 20220308-1

Global Household Goods Contract transition period begins

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (March 04, 2022) – The Government Accountability Office’s recent denial of protests made against the award of the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) allows for U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and HomeSafe Alliance LLC to begin contract performance and a planned nine-month transition period.  The contract, awarded on Nov. 4, 2021, provides …
Published: Friday, March 04, 2022
Article Views: 1417      Release #: 20220304-1

Empower a competitive and resilient warfighting team to project and sustain the Joint Force (Part 4 of 4-part series)

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 28, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently shared her priorities for the command and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). This is the last installment in a four-part series that explores the intent of each priority.  Empower a Competitive and Resilient …
Published: Monday, February 28, 2022
Article Views: 886      Release #: 20220228-1

USTRANSCOM exercises aeromedical teams and global patient movement

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 23, 2022) – U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) is the DOD’s single manager for patient movement, providing DOD global patient movement through the Defense Transportation System. To exercise this responsibility, USTRANSCOM will conduct Ultimate Caduceus (UC22) starting Feb. 23, 2022, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The annual patient movement …
Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Article Views: 514      Release #: 20220223-1

Drive cyber domain mission assurance to project and sustain the Joint Force (Part 3 of 4-part series)

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 22, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently shared her priorities for the command and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). This is the third installment in a four-part series that explores the intent of each priority.  Drive Cyber Domain Mission Assurance . …
Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Article Views: 877      Release #: 20220222-1

Create decision advantage to project and sustain the Joint Force (Part 2 of 4-part series)

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 14, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently shared her priorities for the command and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). This is the second installment in a four-part series that explores the intent of each priority.  Create Decision Advantage . Our …
Published: Monday, February 14, 2022
Article Views: 1006      Release #: 20220214-1

Ready now and in the future to project and sustain the Joint Force (Part 1 of 4-part series)

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Feb. 9, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), recently shared her priorities for the command and the Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE). This is the first installment in a four-part series that explores the intent of each priority.  Ready Now and in the Future . …
Published: Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Article Views: 869      Release #: 20220209-1

Recapitalization of Refuelers, Transport Ships Critical to USTRANSCOM Mission

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Much of the U.S. military's fleet of refueling aircraft is old — the newest KC-135 Stratotanker, for instance, was built in 1965. And sealift ships available to the U.S. military are also nearing the time when they'll be expected to retire.  "When I look at the capabilities that Transcom has, [when] I look at the sealift, our ships are 46 years old," said Air Force Gen. Jacqueline …
Published: Thursday, February 03, 2022
Article Views: 934      Release #: 20220203-1

Gen. Van Ovost announces USTRANSCOM priorities

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2022) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), ushered in the New Year with the announcement of her priorities (USTRANSCOM Priorities) . Van Ovost said her focus areas fully support those of U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. “We are in lockstep with Secretary Austin’s …
Published: Monday, January 31, 2022
Article Views: 1474      Release #: 20220131-1

USTRANSCOM commander visits INDOPACOM with focus on critical logistics support

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Jan. 31, 2022) – The commander of U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM), U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, traveled to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 23-27, for a firsthand look at the critical logistics support TRANSCOM provides to the Indo-Pacific region.   In her first overseas theater …
Published: Monday, January 31, 2022
Article Views: 723      Release #: 20220131-3

Marking 30 years: USTRANSCOM’s Joint Transportation Reserve Unit Nation’s first joint reserve unit formed for value of expertise from mix of reserve services

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Jan. 21, 2022) -- The nation’s first joint reserve unit marked its 30th anniversary this fall, highlighting the success of what the Joint Staff considered in 1991 as a “prototype” for the unified commands in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  The mission of the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit (JTRU) is to augment the U.S. Transportation …
Published: Friday, January 21, 2022
Article Views: 1021      Release #: 20220121-1

Personal Property Customer Satisfaction Survey pilot program expands

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SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Jan. 20, 2022) – Earlier this month, the Defense Personal Property Program Management Office (DPMO) at U.S. Transportation Command made a new customer satisfaction survey tool available to all customers. “All service members and civilians with household goods shipments in the Defense Personal Property System (DPS) should now expect to receive requests to …
Published: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Article Views: 645      Release #: 20220120-1
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