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The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement is hosting the 2006 Military Logistics Summit 18 through 20  September at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia.  Attendees will be able to share case studies, view new and emerging technologies, network with their peers, define challenges, and benchmark progress with military logistics experts.  Participants may visit any of three focused breakout tracks:  Total Asset Visibility, Supply Chain Management on the Battlefield, and Performance Based Logistics.  More information is available on the Web at www.militarylogisticssummit.com.

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ARMY DEPLOYMENT EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Army is accepting nominations for the 2007 Deployment Excellence Award (DEA).  Units that executed or supported a training or contingency deployment between 1 December 2005 and 30 November 2006 are eligible to participate in the award program.  Units and installations are encouraged to begin planning their nomination now.

Important DEA dates are

  • 1 December 2005 to 30 November 2006.  Submit nomination packets through command channels.
  • 31 January 2007.  Nomination packets are due from the major commands to the DEA evaluation board.
  • 5 to 16 February 2007.  DEA board screens unit packets to select semifinalists.
  • 1 to 25 March 2007.  DEA teams visit selected semifinalists and conducts on-site observation of deployment practices.
  • 9 April 2007.  Army G4 selects and announces winners.
  • 17 May 2007.  DEA awards are presented at the Chief of Staff Army Combined Logistics Excellence Award Ceremony and Banquet.

DEA program guidance and evaluation criteria is available on the Web at www.deploy.eustis.army.mil/DEA/dea.htm.

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DEFENSE LOGISTICS 2006 CONFERENCE SCHEDULED

 The Annual North American Logistics Conference, Defense Logistics 2006, will be held 27 to 30 November at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.  Scheduled speakers include General Norton A. Schwartz, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command; Lieutenant General C. V. Christianson, Director for Logistics, J-4; and Lieutenant General Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4.  Detailed conference information and registration information are available on the Internet at www.defenselog.com.
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