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ALOG NEWS
OUTSTANDING UNIT PERFORMANCE
IN LOGISTICS HONORED

The third Chief of Staff of the Army Combined Logistics Excellence Awards were presented 5 June.

The Deployment Excellence Award winners are—

Operational Deployment
Small Unit. A Company, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Large Unit. Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

All Army Installations
Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Active Army
Small Unit. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 30th Signal Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Large Unit. 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Supporting Unit. 841st Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Group, Charleston, South Carolina.

Army National Guard
Small Unit. B Company, 2–218 Field Artillery Battalion, McMinnville, Oregon.
Large Unit. 53d Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Pinellas, Florida.
Supporting Unit. Joint Forces Headquarters-Florida, St. Augustine, Florida.

Army Reserve
Small Unit. 362d Tactical Psychological Operations Company, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Large Unit. 1188th Transportation Terminal Battalion, Decatur, Georgia.
Supporting Unit. 1190th Deployment Support Brigade, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Army Award for Maintenance Excellence winners are—

Active Army Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE)
Small Category. C Company, 501st Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Wackernheim, Germany.
Medium Category. 524th Military Intelligence Battalion, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, Yongsan, Korea.
Large Category. 589th Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Active Army Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA)
Small Category. Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2–6 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Medium Category. 58th Transportation Battalion, 3d Chemical Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Large Category. Theater Logistics Support
Center-Europe, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Army National Guard TOE
Small Category. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 751st Maintenance Battalion, Eastover, South Carolina.
Medium Category. 732d Maintenance Company (General Support), Roxboro, North Carolina.

Army Reserve TOE
Small Category. 206th Broadcast Operations Detachment, Grand Prairie, Texas.
Medium Category. 1013th Quartermaster Company, North Platte, Nebraska.
Large Category. 479th Engineer Battalion, Watertown, New York.

The Army Award for Supply Excellence winners are—

Active Army
Level I Unit (Company, Battery, Troop, or Detachment). A Company, 123d Main Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Dexheim, Germany.
Property Book Modification TOE (MTOE). 302d Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Brigade, Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Property Book TDA. Aviation Technical Test Center, Army Developmental Test Command, Army Test and Evaluation Command, Fort Rucker, Alabama.
Parent Level Unit (Battalion or Squadron). 141st Signal Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Supply Support Activity MTOE. A Company, 782d Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Supply Support Activity TDA. 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Waegwan, Korea.

Army National Guard
Level I Unit (Company, Battery, Troop, or Detachment). Headquarters, 209th Regional Training Institute, Ashland, Nebraska.
Property Book MTOE. Headquarters, 1–265 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Property Book TDA. Joint Forces Headquarters (Central Property Book Office), Carson City, Nevada.
Parent Level Unit (Battalion or Squadron). Headquarters, 2–135 Infantry Battalion, Mankato, Minnesota.
Supply Support Activity TDA. U.S. Property and Fiscal Office, Kapolei, Hawaii.

Army Reserve
Level I Unit (Company, Battery, Troop, or Detachment). 445th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service), Independence, Missouri.
Property Book MTOE. 94th Combat Support Hospital, Seagoville, Texas.
Property Book TDA. 7th Army Reserve Command, Schwetzingen, Germany.
Parent Level Unit (Battalion or Squadron). 530th Military Police Battalion, Omaha, Nebraska.
Supply Support Activity MTOE. 318th Combat Support (CONUS Replacement Center) Company (Modular), Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

3D COSCOM LOWERS COLORS IN GERMANY

After 49 years in Germany, the 3d Corps Support Command (COSCOM) cased its colors in a ceremony on 1 June. The 3d COSCOM had been based in the German state of Hessen for 22 years before relocating to Fort Knox, Kentucky, to become the 3d Expeditionary Support Command. The COSCOM’s subordinate units, the Special Troops Battalion and the 19th Support Center, were also inactivated.

Brigadier General Scott G. West, the 21st Theater Support Command’s commanding general, was the reviewing officer of the event, which took place on Wiesbaden Army Airfield. The 3d COSCOM’s commanding general and command sergeant major, Brigadier General Michael Lally and Command Sergeant Major Willie C. Tennant, Sr., cased the unit colors, signifying the inactivation of the unit.

During the ceremony, the 3d COSCOM, the 16th Corps Support Group, and the 485th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion received the Iraqi Campaign Streamer for their contributions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 3d COSCOM also received a streamer from the Hessen minister- president for its distinguished service in German-American relations.

LOGISTICIANS ATTEND AUSA SYMPOSIUM

Logisticians representing Army units, military organizations, and defense contractors gathered in May at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Institute of Land Warfare Logistics Symposium and Exhibition.

The symposium included keynote speaker General Benjamin S. Griffin, the Commanding General of the Army Materiel Command (AMC), who emphasized AMC’s important relationship with private sector businesses and the benefit of having commercial off-the-shelf products available for Soldiers.

The AUSA symposium consisted of several panel discussions, including one entitled, “Emerging Insights from Logistics Transformation,” featuring panel chairman Major General Mitchell H. Stevenson, the Commanding General of the Army Combined Arms Support Command. Major General Stevenson talked about logistics transformation and the steps the Army has taken to transform from a division-centric force to a brigade-centric force. He spoke of the importance of collaboration to be effective and how logisticians cannot fight over resources and power. He also discussed the new multifunctional Logistics Branch and Logistics Corps and stressed the benefits that multifunctional logisticians will provide to forward support companies and other modular units.

In the same panel discussion, Brigadier General Rebecca S. Halstead, the Commanding General and Commandant of the Army Ordnance Center and School, expressed the need to increase the Army’s explosive ordnance disposal capabilities because current enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan rely on improvised explosive devices to harm U.S. Soldiers. It is imperative that the Army increase the number of Soldiers dedicated to this important mission, increase and improve the training they receive, and develop materiel solutions that will protect explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and help them do their job more safely.

Major General Vincent E. Boles, the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G–4, Department of the Army, stressed that the Army’s top priority is supporting the Global War on Terrorism and that the cornerstone to success is maintaining an all-volunteer Army. Major General Boles said that Soldiers need shorter deployment times and increased dwell times. He emphasized that the Army must accelerate growth and develop incentives to recruit and retain quality Soldiers.

NEW PRODUCT MANAGER WILL DEVELOP FCS MUNITIONS SYSTEM

The Project Manager for Close Combat Systems, has established its first product management office, the Product Manager for Intelligent Munitions System (IMS). The new product manager will oversee the development of the IMS, which will be a significant component of the Future Combat Systems (FCS).

IMS will combine munitions, sensors, and communications devices into a system that will allow U.S. forces to obtain and maintain the tactical advantage in the battlespace. With the IMS, U.S. forces will be able to detect and neutralize enemy forces, cover gaps in dangerous terrain and secure flanks to counter enemy maneuvers, protect fixed facilities, and support movements by friendly forces.

ARMY AND FEMA CONDUCT HURRICANE TRAINING EXERCISE

To improve local, Federal, and military responses to disasters, U.S. Army North, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Texas civil-support-operations personnel conducted a hurricane exercise in June. The participating agencies used this event to evaluate the Brownsville and Houston-Galveston evacuation plans, using a fictional category 4 hurricane as a backdrop for the exercise.

U.S. Army North was represented by the six-person Region VI Defense Coordinating Element (DCE), which is responsible for supporting Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Texas exercise allowed the team to build relationships with the other agencies. All senior leaders who would be involved in a disaster participated in the exercise.

During the exercise, the Region VI DCE practiced integrating aviation, logistics, medical planning, and engineering personnel, deploying to forward locations, and processing requests for assistance. The exercise allowed each of the local, state, Federal, and military agencies to learn about how the other agencies operate and how they could work together to be more effective.

PINE BLUFF ARSENAL MOVES TO JOINT MUNITIONS COMMAND

The Army Materiel Command (AMC) will transfer operational control of industrial activities at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, from the Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) to the Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC), effective 1 October.

The transfer will bring the arsenal’s missions of ammunition production, chemical and biological defense production and repair, depot storage and surveillance, chemical weapons management, and homeland security under one of AMC’s industrial life-cycle management commands—JMC’s parent command, the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command.

The Pine Bluff Chemical Activity, which is a tenant organization at Pine Bluff Arsenal, will continue to report to CMA in executing its mission of destroying chemical agents stored at the arsenal.

 

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