Army Sustainment May - June 2015

Army G–4New Alignment Enhances Training, Planning, and Resourcing

New Alignment Enhances Training, Planning, and Resourcing

Sustainment brigades will soon be aligned with divisions to meet the needs of today’s Army. Download this article.

FeaturesAfghan Air Force Refuel Training

Optimizing OCIE in Europe Using Lean Six Sigma

The 21st Theater Sustainment Command used Lean Six Sigma to improve theater-level organizational clothing and individual equipment inventory management. Download this article.

Commentary

Practical Drift and Logistics Policy

Practical drift can contribute to unexpected events in logistics operations. Logisticians must be aware of this possibility and consciously work to avoid it. Download this article.

OperationsAfghan Air Force Refuel Training

Afghan Air Force Refuel Training

While providing logistics support for an aviation task force in Afghanistan, a forward support company trained Afghan airmen on forward arming and refueling point operations. Download this article.

Training and EducationBrigade S–8s to the Rescue

Brigade S–8s to the Rescue

Because of resource management personnel reductions, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) G–8 determined that its brigade S–8s required fund certification authority to help with the workload. Download this article.

ToolsA Comparison of BCS3 and Microsoft Excel for Tracking Logistics

A Comparison of BCS3 and Microsoft Excel for Tracking Logistics

Logisticians use either the Battle Command Sustainment Support System or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to track logistics. Two training missions provided the opportunity to compare the pros and cons of each method. Download this article.

HistoryLong Distance Logistics: The Mexican Expedition

Long Distance Logistics: The Mexican Expedition

The Army’s Mexican Expedition in 1916 and 1917, originally called “the Punitive Expedition,” provided lessons about supporting and maintaining a campaign across long distances. Download this article.

FeaturesA Strategic Solution to Bridging the Gap in Operational Movement Control

A Strategic Solution to Bridging the Gap in Operational Movement Control

The theater movement control element can enable more precise movement control and bridge the gap between doctrine and the ability to integrate that doctrine with other nations’ systems. Download this article.

FeaturesDeploying a Combat Sustainment Support Battalion to the National Training Center

Deploying a Combat Sustainment Support Battalion to the National Training Center

The 35th CSSB provided sustainment support, conducted a tactical convoy, and faced an enemy guerrilla force during a rotation at the National Training Center. Download this article.

CommentaryAutonomous Aerial Resupply Systems Needed in BCTs

Autonomous Aerial Resupply Systems Needed in BCTs

Unmanned aerial systems could provide significant aerial resupply capabilities for the BCTs of the Army of 2025. Download this article.

Training and EducationTransitioning From Manual to Automated Machining

Transitioning From Manual to Automated Machining

The Army is transitioning from training Soldiers on outdated machining techniques to training on current industry standard machining technology and equipment. Download this article.

Training and EducationThe Operational Test Command Supports Acquisition and Fielding Decisions

The Operational Test Command Supports Acquisition and Fielding Decisions

The Operational Test Command is responsible for ensuring that new systems designed to fill operational gaps will meet the Army’s needs. Download this article.

Tools

Tips for New Contracting Officers

Contractors play a significant role in Army operations. This article provides operational contracting officers with guidance for managing contracting duties. Download this article.

AwesomeThe Art of Competition

The Art of Competition

The 2015 Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event combined culinary artistry and competition to improve the skills of military chefs. Download this article.

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May-June 2015

Army Sustainment May-June 2015

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A tractor trailer carries two Army humvees to Warrior Base, New Mexico Range, Republic of Korea, March 6, 2015. The truck was part of a convoy transporting equipment in preparation for Foal Eagle 2015. (Photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock)


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