Army Sustainment May-June 2016

Army G–4Deployment Readiness Drives Mission Readiness for Global Requirements

Deployment Readiness Drives Mission Readiness for Global Requirements

The Army deputy chief of staff, G-4, explores the state of our readiness to win wars, deter threats, and prepare for future missions.

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FeaturesIMCOM Enables Mobilization Readiness

IMCOM Enables Mobilization Readiness

The Installation Management Command assists supported commanders by acting as the functional integrator for delivering trained and ready forces and their equipment to a theater of operations.

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FeaturesBuilding and Sustaining Readiness Across Forces Command Formations

Building and Sustaining Readiness Across Forces Command Formations

Army Force Generation sustained units for counterinsurgency, but a new model is needed to sustain a force for decisive action operations.

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FeaturesResetting the Theater to Equip Rotational Forces in Europe

Resetting the Theater to Equip Rotational Forces in Europe

European activity set equipment provides regionally aligned forces with the tools needed to perform a complex mission in a changing operational environment.

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CommentaryShaping the Force: Do Regionally Aligned Forces Fit the Bill?

Shaping the Force: Do Regionally Aligned Forces Fit the Bill?

The Army should make the overarching principles of the regionally aligned forces concept more enduring throughout the force.

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OperationsKorea Enduring Equipment Sets: From Theory to Practice

Korea Enduring Equipment Sets: From Theory to Practice

The Eighth Army implemented Korea enduring equipment sets to save millions of dollars in transportation costs.

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Training & EducationTactical Interface on the Shore

Tactical Interface on the Shore

CJLOTS 15 provided a proof of concept demonstration for the sustainment operations and deployable systems required to put materiel ashore.

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Training & EducationExercising Reception, Staging, and Onward Movement in Korea

Exercising Reception, Staging, and Onward Movement in Korea

A combined Republic of Korea and U.S. reception, staging, and onward movement exercise showcased tactical-level combined movement control.

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ToolsGCSS–Army: Wave 1 Is Done

GCSS–Army: Wave 1 Is Done

With the Wave 1 fielding of the Global Combat Support System–Army now complete, the product manager is currently working through the even greater task of fielding Wave 2.

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FocusSustainers Should Understand Operational Contract Support

Sustainers Should Understand Operational Contract Support

The Combined Arms Support Command plays an important role in integrating OCS into sustainment concepts, capabilities, and doctrine.

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Features Sailing to the Fight, Marching to Victory

Sailing to the Fight, Marching to Victory

Strategic sealift reductions jeopardize the Army’s ability to decisively defeat our future enemies.

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FeaturesThree Fundamental Ideas That Are the Essence of Military Logistics

Is the Army Ready for Expeditionary Operations?

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles W. Fletcher Jr., who took part in one of the Army’s last major expeditionary efforts, provides insight into the Army’s preparedness for expeditionary operations.

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Commentary

Three Fundamental Ideas That Are the Essence of Military Logistics

Logisticians can change the way they operate and may fundamentally change the policy and strategy game by considering three ideas.

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Commentary

Supporting Army and Joint Special Operations Forces

Being assigned to a special operations unit is a unique, demanding, and rewarding experience for a logistics professional.

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CommentaryWhat to Do About Operational Readiness Floats

What to Do About Operational Readiness Floats

Is the Army’s operational readiness float concept still a necessary peacetime policy and readiness enabler?

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OperationsThe Structure, Operations, and Challenges of Army Medical Centers’ Logistics Divisions

The Structure, Operations, and Challenges of Army Medical Centers’ Logistics Divisions

This article provides an overview of the structure, duties, procedures, and challenges found in fixed-facility Army medical centers’ logistics divisions in order to assist newly assigned staff members in understanding and navigating this environment.

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ToolsLean Six Sigma Team Improves the Turn-In Process for Global Combat Support System–Army

Lean Six Sigma Team Improves the Turn-In Process for Global Combat Support System–Army

The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade used findings from a Lean Six Sigma study to improve its turn-in process and increase the auditability of its related financial transactions. The findings also served as the foundation for a new Global Combat Support System-Army job aid.

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HistoryThe History of the Army Camel Corps

The History of the Army Camel Corps

In the 19th century, the Army experimented with using camels for transportation in the southwest territories.

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Paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade land in Pordenone, Italy, on Feb. 4, 2016. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the Army’s contingency response force in Europe and can project ready forces anywhere in the U.S. European, Central, or Africa Commands within 18 hours. (Photo by Antonio Bedin)