Army Sustainment January - February 2015

FeaturesSetting a Theater: Establishing Transit Center Mihail Kogălniceanu

Setting a Theater: Establishing Transit Center Mihail Kogălniceanu

On the western shores of the Black Sea sits a bustling tourist resort, port complex, and one of Romania's largest and oldest cities, Constanta. Just 30 minutes inland, the tiny commune of Mihail Kogălniceanu houses the Department of Defense's sole operational passenger transit center, Transit Center Mihail Kogălniceanu. Download this article.

FeaturesSustaining Reconnaissance

Sustaining Reconnaissance

An airborne reconnaissance forward support troop successfully sustained its reconnaissance squadron throughout a forcible entry operation at the Joint Readiness Training Center. Download this article.


Transportation Officers Suggest a Consolidated Surface Mobility Specialty

The Army may better meet future transportation mobility requirements by combining three transportation military occupational specialties into one. Download this article.


Mission Command and Swift Trust

The authors consider two key dimensions of trust: reputation and vulnerability. Download this article.


Becoming the Modern Logistician

A junior officer learned that relationships build logistics and became a valuable asset to her unit. Download this article.

ToolsEngineer Sustainment in Afghanistan

Gas Cylinder Exchange Solutions

If your unit manages its own gas cylinder exchange program, you may need some guidance from the Defense Logistics Agency. Download this article.

SpectrumPreparing to be the Single Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan

Developing Smarter Logistics Support to Remote Areas

A study conducted by the Maj. Gen. James Wright Program indentified six ways for the Army to gain efficiencies in its supply chain. Download this article.

Training and EducationEnsuring Army Equipment Readiness

Logistics and Analysis

The Operations Research/Systems Analysis- Military Applications Course can prepare logisticians to conduct analyses that help planners solve problems. Download this article

Training and Education

An Introduction to Uniformed Operations Research

Operations research/systems analysts bring mathematics and computer modeling to decision-making in order to provide commanders with the best available information and improve the success rate of implemented decisions. Download this article.

Training and EducationThe Korean Service Corps Battalion

Partnering to Provide Finance Leaders Essential Training

The Army and the University of South Carolina have partnered to offer two new courses at the Army Financial Management School. Download this article.

Tools Engineer Sustainment in Afghanistan

Maintenance Management in a Military Intelligence Brigade

Enhancing maintenance management, aligning maintainers to the mission, and obtaining an adequate maintenance facility allowed the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade to conduct its mission with minimal contractor support and reduce pass-back maintenance. Download this article.

HistoryOptimizing C4ISR Field Support for Today’s Army

The Army Goes Rolling Along

In 1919, then-Lt. Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower was part of a convoy of military vehicles to test the Army's mobility on U.S. soil. That convoy helped lead to the creation of the U.S. interstate highway system. Download this article.

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Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers from the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team load onto an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, Aug. 13, 2014, bound for Afghanistan from the U.S. transit center at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base, Romania. The flight was one of hundreds of deploying and redeploying transportation missions the transit hub has managed since opening in February 2014. (Photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard)

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