The West African Logistics Network became fully operational at Kotoka Airport, Ghana, Dec. 1. A team of logistics and contracting professionals at the U.S. Army Sustainment Command was honored with a 2017 Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting in Alexandria, Virginia, Nov. 29. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, met with top leaders of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command to discuss logistics readiness, reform and personnel management during his quarterly update, Nov. 28, here. Personnel were selected to attend a 3 week Industry-Based Broadening Program for Army Sustainment Leaders at the University of North Carolina. Lt. Col. Gregory Durham, 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, and Darrell McKinney, 404th Army Field Support Brigade Material Readiness Division chief, display the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site flag. Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, RIA senior mission commander and commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, unveiled a new base sign with new wording here, Oct. 19. ASC Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Ulloth, speaks at the Birdies for the Brave charity event held at TPC Deere Run In Silvis, Illinois, October 22. The majority of non-tactical Army dining facilities (DFACs) in Germany and Italy began accepting credit and debit card payments Sept. 21 The first two newly rebuilt Heavy Equipment Transport trucks equipped with C-kit belly-plate armor, or 'golden HETs,' arrived at Shuaiba Port in Kuwait, Sept. 11
405th Army Field Support Brigade LOGCAP mission on the African continent reaches another milestone

U.S. Army Col. Grant L. Morris, commander 405th Army Field Support Brigade (second left) and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Robby Harrison, USAFE/USAFAF A4, contracting officer representative, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. James R. Holmes III, 405th AFSB (right) and Shavaun Y. Rose, contract manager supervisor, prepare to cut the ribbon symbolizing the West African Logistics Network first day of full operative capability, at Accra, Ghana, Dec. 1 The WALN is a regional aerial distribution concept with spokes that allows to receive passenger and cargo. (Photo by Rabia Coombs, 405th AFSB) Click here for the full article.

Reform effort nets Army $320 million as EAGLE gets SecArmy award

Rachel Farwell, senior logistician, Acquisition Integration Management, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, accepts a 2017 Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting on behalf of the Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Business Office, Nov. 29, Alexandria, Virginia. To her left is Dr. Bruce Jette, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. To her right are James Coffman, deputy to the executive director, AIM, and Stuart Hazlett, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for procurement. (Courtesy photo) Click here for the full article.

Gen. Perna visits ASC as command takes new shape

Gen. Gustave F. Perna, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, emphasizes the need to focus on appropriate outputs – not just on programs – during his quarterly update meeting at the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Nov. 29. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Army Sustainment Command Represents in Chapel Hill, NC.

Personnel across the globe were selected to attend a 3 week Industry-Based Broadening Program for Army Sustainment Leaders at the University of North Carolina (UNC), hosted by the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) with UNC and Indiana University October 15 through November 2, 2018. This IDB program was the first Short Term training pilot for CP13/17/24 DA Civilians. They discussed ideas and practices to improve readiness, reduce costs and provided a forum to share common challenges and gain information from numerous industry and government speakers.

Safety program earns prestigious award

Lt. Col. Gregory Durham, 627th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, and Darrell McKinney, 404th Army Field Support Brigade Material Readiness Division chief, display the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site flag to the audience Nov. 1, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The VPP Star recognition is OSHA’s highest honor, designed for the nation’s exemplary worksites. Overall, Star sites have a work-related injury rate that is less than half of the national average for their respective industries. Only 3 percent of all the nation’s eligible worksites have VPP Star recognition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox) Click here for the full article.

Rock Island Arsenal Senior Commander Unveils Changes to Signs

The sign near the Rock Island Arsenal’s Davenport, Iowa, entrance shows the island’s new slogan, “Producing Readiness Since 1862.” The slogan was changed from “Home of Army Logistics,” to better represent all of the military tenants located on the post. Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, RIA senior mission commander and commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, unveiled the new slogan Oct. 19. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Army Sustainment Command CSM attends event to honor wounded warriors

Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Ulloth, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, applauds Vietnam Veterans of America Quad Cities Chapter 299 members after they presented the colors at the Birdies for the Brave charity event held at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, Oct. 22. Ulloth served as the keynote speaker, and more than 25 Soldiers from Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, were invited to participate. (Photo by Galen Putnam, ASC Public Affairs)) Click here for the full article.

Dining facilities in Germany, Italy to accept credit/debit card payment

Pvt. Daniel Wilson, 212th Combat Support Hospital, accepts payment from Cpt. Timothy Brocks, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, at the Defender Café dining facility, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern, Germany. The Defender Café is one of 14 dining facilities in Europe that recently added credit and debit card payment as an option to their program. (Photo by Rabia Coombs, 405th AFSB) Click here for the full article.

Army materiel enterprise, industrial base surge to rebuild 'golden HETs'

A newly rebuilt Heavy Equipment Transport truck equipped with C-kit belly-plate armor, or "golden HET," drives along a pier at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Sept. 11. The truck is part of a large-scale reset effort for more than 50 golden HETs slated to be restored at Red River Army Depot, led by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, and the 401st Army Field Support Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Justin Graff, 401st AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

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