Throughout her career she defended the Army in court, walked among Soldiers in theater, mentored numerous Army leaders, and worked the halls of congress. This week, she retired Gathered in long convoys of military trucks, National Guard units from Nebraska, South Carolina and Pennsylvania, thundered through the front gates of Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina, from April to May. Their mission, Operation Patriot Bandoleer, was a rare real-world training opportunity for more than 800 National Guard and 500 Army Reserve Soldiers Army leaders say that both civilians and Soldiers need training to keep the Army strong and ready. That is why the U.S. Army Sustainment Command sent civilian interns to learn about logistics on the ground YND SAAM Political activities Bob Bishop, director, Logistics Readiness Center, Fort Hood, Texas About 180 Quad-Cities area residents, local political leaders and military leaders attended the annual National Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorative Service in Heritage Hall, here, March 26 A total of about 180 Army personnel attended two separate 'Got Your Back Training' sessions for preventing sexual violence in Heritage Hall, here, March 23. The training was a part of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Defreese, commandant, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, discussed his top initiatives while serving as the keynote speaker for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's senior-level Commanding General's Leadership Professional Development training event, here, March 17 Command Sgt. Maj. Myris C. Callwood, command sergeant major, Rock Island Garrison, spoke to about 130 Rock Island Arsenal personnel during the annual Women's History Month observance ceremony, here, March 15 Like Soldiers, Army civilian logisticians have deployed and risked their lives in service to the nation. On June 3, 2005, a civilian logistician was killed during operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Eleven years later, another civilian received an award named in her honor
No-nonsense SES lawyer retires with almost 37 years

Kathryn Szymanski, chief counsel, U.S. Army Material Command Legal Center, speaks during her retirement ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, April 28. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Operation Patriot Bandoleer: 1 million miles of real-world training

A National Guard Soldier watches as his truck is loaded with cargo during Operation Patriot Bandoleer at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, North Carolina, April 14. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Army civilians train in the field to keep the Army strong

U.S. Army Sustainment Command interns ask about nondestructive ammunition testing while on a tour at Military Ocean Terminal-Sunny Point, North Carolina, April 5. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Japanese Joint Staff College students visit Yokohama North Dock

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jason Peruccio, Yokohama North Dock site manager, educates the class on the capability of the LCU-2000. (Photo by Tadahiro Hotta, AFSBn-NEA) Click here for the full article.

Community leaders renew pledge to combat sexual violence

Sandee Bills, community educator, Safe Path Survivor Resources, provides the key note speech during Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois’ Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month Proclamation signing at RIA, April 1. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Know the left and right limits of your participation in partisan political activities

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LRC personnel there for Soldiers every time

Shown is Bob Bishop, director, Logistics Readiness Center, Fort Hood, Texas. The U.S. Army Sustainment Command, as the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s operational arm, manages the LRCs through its Army Field Support Brigades. The following article highlights some LRC personnel. Throughout the year, ASC Public Affairs will be providing more LRC highlights. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Quad-Cities remembers locals lost in Vietnam War

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299 present Ann Renea Hos with a folded flag in memory of her father, Army Spc. Gale Kurk Vogler, at the National Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorative Service near Heritage Hall, Rock Island Arsenal, March 26. Vogler was killed in action during Vietnam. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Bystander engagement key to addressing sexual assault

Courtney Abbott and George Zerante, senior educators from Catharsis Productions, co-instruct a "Got Your Back Training" session for sexual violence prevention in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, March 23. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Academy commandant: 'We are adapting NCO development'

Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Defreese, commandant, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, serves as the keynote speaker for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s senior-level Commanding General’s Leadership Professional Development training event, at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, March 17. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Command sergeant major calls for supporting women

Command Sgt. Maj. Myris C. Callwood, command sergeant major, Rock Island Garrison, speaks during the annual Women's History Month observance ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, March 15. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

406th AFSB employee receives annual LAR award

Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, presents William "Otis" Hill, logistics management specialist, 406th Army Field Support Brigade, ASC, with the Logistics Assistance Representative of the Year award for 2014 at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, March 12. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

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