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2022 News Archive (56)

USTRANSCOM delivers hope to Ukraine

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U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has delivered more than 313 million pounds of equipment to Ukraine
Published: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Article Views: 3156      Release #: 20221229-1

USTRANSCOM Year in Review 2022

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Let’s reflect on what U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) accomplished this past year. From delivering aid to Ukraine to delivering baby formula for our most vulnerable citizens, USTRANSCOM’s military and civilian personnel have crushed it.
Published: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Article Views: 2423      Release #: 20221222-1

Gen. Van Ovost meets with NATO, EU and US Officials in Europe

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Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, met with North Atlantic Treaty Organization, European Union, and U.S. government and military officials in Europe last week.
Published: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Article Views: 2437      Release #: 20221220-1

Maj. Gen.Lenderman and Brig. Gen. Bolton discuss Ukraine aid delivery on UK Podcast

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Billions have been spent sending weapons and equipment to help Ukraine over the last 10 months. Sitrep hears from the logistics team at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois about how contributions from the United States reach Europe.
Published: Friday, December 16, 2022
Article Views: 2037      Release #: 20221216-1

Gen. Van Ovost meets with USEUCOM and USAFRICOM

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Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command recently met with Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander, U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, as well as the deputy commanders of USEUCOM and U.S. Africa Command.
Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Article Views: 2924      Release #: 20221214-1

U.S. Transportation Command in 2023 – an eye to the Future

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Over the past year, Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander, USTRANSCOM, laid the foundation for future operations by establishing the command’s priorities and publishing its strategy, aligning it with the National Defense Strategy (NDS).
Published: Monday, December 12, 2022
Article Views: 4997      Release #: 20221212-1

Empowerment Through Orientation - Spouses Visit Headquarters

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Engaging family members of its workforce is pursuant to one of U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM) top priorities, empowering a competitive and resilient warfighting team.
Published: Wednesday, December 07, 2022
Article Views: 2159      Release #: 20221207-1

Gen. Van Ovost visits St. Louis University

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Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander, U. S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) speaks to cadets at the University of St. Louis on Nov. 30, 2022. Van Ovost discussed USTRANSCOM's mission and shared her perspective on leadership with students and faculty.
Published: Monday, December 05, 2022
Article Views: 2215      Release #: 20221205-1

USTRANSCOM and HomeSafe Alliance resume GHC transition

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U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and HomeSafe Alliance, LLC, (HomeSafe) resumed work on the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC) during an in-person conference held Nov. 3 and 4 in O’Fallon, Ill.  
Published: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Article Views: 3886      Release #: 20221122-1

USTRANSCOM Celebrates Veterans

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For over a century, the United States has observed Veterans Day, marking a time to remember all those who have served throughout the nation’s history. This year, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) senior leaders participated in Veterans Day observances within the St. Louis community.  
Published: Friday, November 11, 2022
Article Views: 2619      Release #: 20221111-1

Lt. Gen. Sullivan congratulates seafarers, discusses competing in a contested environment

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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John Sullivan, deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), addressed attendees at the annual Admiral of The Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Award ceremony in New York City, Oct. 28, 2022.
Published: Tuesday, November 01, 2022
Article Views: 3444      Release #: 20221101-1

USTRANSCOM and HomeSafe Alliance to resume GHC transition

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U.S. Transportation Command is pleased with the Court of Federal Claims’ (COFC) decision to deny the Global Household Goods Contract award protests. The command is currently negotiating a contract modification to resume the contract’s transition period with awardee HomeSafe Alliance, LLC.
Published: Friday, October 28, 2022
Article Views: 5448      Release #: 20221028-1

Fall Meeting brings military and industry logistics leaders together

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Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander, USTRANSCOM, kicked off the Fall Meeting, and during her keynote address, she discussed the importance of the conference. 
Published: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Article Views: 3583      Release #: 20221020-1

Enabling integrated deterrence; Combatant Command perspectives

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Senior enlisted leaders from five different Combatant Commands gathered at the National Defense Transportation Association – U.S. Transportation Command Fall meeting, to address how each command plays a role in enabling integrated deterrence.
Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Article Views: 3360      Release #: 20221019-1

With us all the way: Van Ovost addresses transportation and logistics experts

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), addressed a combined audience of service members and commercial industry on Oct. 18 about the necessity of partnership while rapidly adapting to the realities of strategic competition.
Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Article Views: 3379      Release #: 20221018-1

USTRANSCOM strategy; underwriting the lethality of the Joint Force

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), ushered in a new command strategy to guide command priorities with purpose to close capability gaps and achieve success.
Published: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Article Views: 2685      Release #: 20221018-2

Fall Meeting returns to St. Louis with focus on "evolving the strategic advantage"

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During the annual National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Fall Meeting, a wide variety of military, civilian, and industry leaders in transportation will gather to discuss how to project and sustain a combat credible Joint Force in contested environments at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel.
Published: Wednesday, October 05, 2022
Article Views: 3802      Release #: 20221005-1

USTRANSCOM at 35

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On Oct. 1, 1987, U.S. Transportation Command, "a command born out of need," was established. Gen. Duane Cassidy, our first commander, described and understood that need better than anyone. “Our nation needed a unified combatant command to move America's fighting force across the globe via air, land, and sea,” Cassidy stated.
Published: Monday, October 03, 2022
Article Views: 3863      Release #: 20221003-1

Merchant Mariners are vital to USTRANSCOM’s mission and National Defense Strategy; Combatant Command thanks Strategic Sealift Officers during World Maritime Day

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World Maritime Day is celebrated today to honor the tireless work of the international maritime industry workers. The safe and reliable international shipping industry is the foundation of the global free market, and it is vital to the worldwide mission that U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) performs.
Published: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Article Views: 3363      Release #: 20220929-1

USTRANSCOM International Logistics Symposium brings 30 countries together

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One hundred twenty attendees representing 30 countries, including representation from every U.S. combatant command attended the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) International Logistics Symposium at Scott Air Force Base, held September 20-22, 2022.
Published: Friday, September 23, 2022
Article Views: 4391      Release #: 20220923-1

What is a “JMUA”?

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On Sept. 9, U.S. Transportation Command’s Commander Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost proudly announced to the entire workforce that USTRANSCOM is the recipient of a special award – number 14 since the command’s formation 35 years ago.
Published: Friday, September 23, 2022
Article Views: 4812      Release #: 20220923-2

Looking back at the command’s historic effort that moved 124K to safety

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The operation began with USTRANSCOM delivering immediate response forces into Afghanistan to secure the Hamid Karzai airport, and ended covertly when the last C-17 Globemaster lifted into the night sky carrying the acting U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ross Wilson and Army Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue.
Published: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Article Views: 4690      Release #: 20220825-1

Civil Reserve Air Fleet is critical to national security

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One year ago today, United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) activated Stage 1 of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) to move as many people as physically possible to safety during the historic Afghanistan Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO).
Published: Monday, August 22, 2022
Article Views: 6003      Release #: 20220822-1

Reimagining how to project U.S. interest to help allies and thwart adversaries

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Picture the U.S. delivering assistance to an ally needing disaster relief, or combatting an adversary planning provocative actions against U.S. national interests at rocket-speed.
Published: Friday, August 19, 2022
Article Views: 5154      Release #: 20220819-1

USTRANSCOM honors one of their own with celebration of life

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U.S Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) held a memorial service in Hangar 1 today, for Air Force Col. Zachary “Starbuck” Hall, who served as the chief of the Commander’s Action Group (CAG), USTRANSCOM, prior to his passing.
Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Article Views: 5071      Release #: 20220816-1

It’s military moving (PCS) time – preparation advice for the 2022 peak moving season

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It’s that time of the year again. Moving season is upon us and you have probably noticed your neighborhood streets are lined with large moving vans and trucks with various transportation company logos. Some families are excited, while others are feeling the stress of having their household goods loaded on or off the large vehicles.
Published: Monday, July 18, 2022
Article Views: 6407      Release #: 20220718-1

Vice Adm. Mewbourne retires after 40-year career

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Navy Vice Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne, the 16th deputy commander of U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), retired today following his official retirement ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The USTRANSCOM commander, Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost presided over the ceremony
Published: Thursday, June 30, 2022
Article Views: 4972      Release #: 20220630-1

Sullivan becomes USTRANSCOM’s deputy commander (updated on July 8, 2022)

U.S. Army :Lt. Gen. John P. Sullivan assumed the role of deputy commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) today.
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Article Views: 5181      Release #: 20220629-1

'America’s Secret Weapon: TRANSCOM' Mewbourne reflects on career and retirement

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Reflecting upon his service specifically over the last three years, and over his 40-plus years of military service, U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), said that he was very proud to be here at such critical times in the history of this command.
Published: Monday, June 27, 2022
Article Views: 4420      Release #: 20220627-1

Van Ovost: USTRANSCOM is postured to support safety, prosperity of Western Hemisphere

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), visited U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) June 15 to participate in the command’s annual Senior Leader Logistics Symposium.
Published: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Article Views: 5197      Release #: 20220616-1

Commemorating National Flag Day

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The images of Flag Day – American flags displayed and waving in the air all over the place – stir emotions and pride in old and young alike.
Published: Friday, June 03, 2022
Article Views: 4563      Release #: 20220603-1

Fighting to get to the fight

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The strength of the United States originates at home. Our values, work ethic, ingenuity and geographic location have paved the way for America to flourish. Correspondingly, the strength of our military also starts in the homeland.
Published: Wednesday, June 01, 2022
Article Views: 4789      Release #: 20220601-1

USTRANSCOM focuses on integrated deterrence in the Indo-Pacific region

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Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, USTRANSCOM, and Fleet Master Chief Donald Myrick, senior enlisted leader, USTRANSCOM toured the Indo-Pacific region to discuss initiatives and operations impacting logistics and communications throughout the theater.
Published: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Article Views: 5524      Release #: 20220526-1

USTRANSCOM delivers critical aid to Ukraine, troops to Europe

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“The speed and reliability at which we are delivering this significant assistance demonstrates America’s stalwart support for the Ukrainian government,” said Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander of USTRANSCOM. “No other nation has the strategic comparative advantage in logistics we are leveraging on behalf of Ukraine.”
Published: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Article Views: 9657      Release #: 20220524-1

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

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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.
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Article Views: 4761      Release #: 20220522-1

USTRANSCOM’s motto embodied in Operation Fly Formula

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“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.
Published: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Article Views: 6358      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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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.
Published: Monday, May 16, 2022
Article Views: 6005      Release #: 20220516-1

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

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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: 4710      Release #: 20220421-1

Van Ovost delivers command posture statement to Senate Armed Services Committee

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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.
Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Article Views: 8140      Release #: 20220329-1

Purchase of two used ROROs a critical step in sealift recapitalization

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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.
Published: Friday, March 25, 2022
Article Views: 8404      Release #: 20220325-1

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

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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.
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Article Views: 7677      Release #: 20220323-1

USTRANSCOM and Blue Origin leaders meet to discuss space cargo

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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.
Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Article Views: 5793      Release #: 20220323-2

USTRANSCOM annual awards celebrate excellence and service

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“I couldn’t be prouder of this organization. We have an amazing warfighting team and every day you are going the extra mile to complete the mission, not only in your job but in self-improvement and volunteerism within the community,” Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, USTRANSCOM, said during the ceremony. 
Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Article Views: 5116      Release #: 20220315-1

75 Years of Mobility Operations

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Operation Allies Refuge was a capstone event for the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). Together with commercial industry and like-minded Allies and partners, USTRANSCOM conducted the largest noncombatant evacuation operation airlift in American history and demonstrated to the world the full range of capabilities of the JDDE.
Published: Friday, March 11, 2022
Article Views: 4696      Release #: 20220311-1

USTRANSCOM patient movement exercise strengthens aeromedical skills, partnerships

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“Our ability to safely and rapidly transport injured or sick service members from overseas theaters to world-class medical facilities is second to none,” said U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander of USTRANSCOM.
Published: Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Article Views: 5109      Release #: 20220308-1

Global Household Goods Contract transition period begins

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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.
Published: Friday, March 04, 2022
Article Views: 8086      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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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.
Published: Monday, February 28, 2022
Article Views: 7496      Release #: 20220228-1

USTRANSCOM exercises aeromedical teams and global patient movement

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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.
Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Article Views: 5568      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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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.
Published: Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Article Views: 8005      Release #: 20220222-1

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

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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.
Published: Monday, February 14, 2022
Article Views: 7035      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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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
Published: Wednesday, February 09, 2022
Article Views: 6829      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. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, the commander of U.S. Transportation Command, discussed this and other topics in a discussion on Feb. 2 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Published: Thursday, February 03, 2022
Article Views: 5463      Release #: 20220203-1

Gen. Van Ovost announces USTRANSCOM priorities

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, ushered in the New Year with the announcement of her priorities.
Published: Monday, January 31, 2022
Article Views: 8721      Release #: 20220131-1

USTRANSCOM commander visits INDOPACOM with focus on critical logistics support

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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.
Published: Monday, January 31, 2022
Article Views: 5759      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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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).
Published: Friday, January 21, 2022
Article Views: 6869      Release #: 20220121-1

Personal Property Customer Satisfaction Survey pilot program expands

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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.
Published: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Article Views: 5070      Release #: 20220120-1

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