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June 11, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The 1st TSC Sets the Theater for GCSS–Army Wave 2 Conversion

Converting logistics information systems to the Global Combat Support System–Army in a theater with numerous units and a wartime mission required extensive planning and consideration.

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June 11, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Reconnaissance and Security Excursion: Sustaining the Fight at the National Training Center

A forward support company diverged from its typical platoon structure in favor of two composite distribution platoons to sustain a brigade-sized element during a reconnaissance and security mission.

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June 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Training a Brigade Support Battalion for the Reconnaissance and Security Brigade Combat Team Fight

A brigade support battalion used detailed training precepts to support a 5,600-Soldier reconnaissance and security brigade combat team during a National Training Center rotation.

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June 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Functional and Integrating Cells Within Sustainment Brigade Staffs

Working groups and boards executed by functional and integrating cells allow staffs to streamline their duties and responsibilities.

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June 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The Sustainment Brigade Staff’s Critical Path

By using a series of working groups and boards, the sustainment brigade staff can ensure all bases are covered prior to creating an operation order.

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May 7, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Distribution Management in Afghanistan

The Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade balances warfighters’ logistics requirements with available transportation modes by ensuring customer understanding and the right prioritization of cargo.

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April 30, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Pass-back Maintenance in a Decisive Action Operation

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team successfully used pass-back maintenance during a National Training Center rotation.

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April 10, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

A Split Role II Concept for a National Training Center Rotation

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, employed split role II care that gave them the flexibility needed to support the decisive action fight.

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April 10, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The S-4 in a Support Battalion: Not Just the FLIPL Guy

While financial liability investigations of property loss are important, they are not the only responsibility of a support battalion S-4.

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April 9, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

SSA Lessons Learned in Decisive Action

Despite a manning shortage, training shortcomings, and delayed operations, a Stryker brigade combat team supply support activity successfully provided support during its National Training Center rotation.

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April 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The Challenging World of Command and Support Relationships

Clear command and support relationships establish responsibilities and authorities between subordinate and supporting units and allow commanders to effectively organize their forces.

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March 29, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

A Lean Six Sigma Project to Improve Watercraft Maintenance

The 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) collaborated with its strategic partners in the Pacific region to improve Army watercraft maintenance processes and address performance issues of logistics over-the-shore assets.

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March 12, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

An Environmental Assessment for Maintenance Support Device Version 4 Variants

Three units conducted an environmental assessment and collected important data from exposing nine Maintenance Support Device version 4 prototypes to multiple weather conditions and environmental elements

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March 12, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Stakes Competitions Set up Logistics Lieutenants for Success

By implementing a two-day skills competition, commanders can improve the tactical proficiency and confidence of logistics lieutenants and create a training opportunity that builds esprit de corps.

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March 8, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The Simulation Training Center: Contributing to Army Readiness

A collection of organizations located in the Simulation Training Center at Fort Lee provides training and simulation tools that improve sustainment unit readiness.

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March 6, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

A Midlevel Manager’s Guide to the GCSS-Army Conversion

The 198th Infantry Brigade shares its recent GCSS-Army fielding experience and identifies the critical steps for a successful conversion.

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March 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Support Rehearsals are Critical for Maneuver Commanders

To understand logistics capabilities and plans, maneuver commanders and their staffs need to schedule, attend, and provide feedback during support rehearsals./p>

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March 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Managing Money as a Commodity

To understand logistics capabilities and plans, maneuver commanders and their staffs need to schedule, attend, and provide feedback during support rehearsals.

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March 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

A Battalion Overage Management System

The 210th Brigade Support Battalion significantly decreased the amount of equipment that was on its overage repairable report for longer than 10 days. Any battalion motor pool can accomplish similar results by using the same procedures and techniques.

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February 12, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

A CRISIS Exists: An Easy Mnemonic to Remember the Sustainment Principles

Using one simple phrase can help sustainers keep all eight sustainment principles in mind during planning.

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February 12, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Posturing Sustainment Forces for Rotations in Europe

By injecting four logistics considerations into the pre-deployment planning process, the 32nd Composite Truck Company was able to rapidly deploy and provide transportation and heavy recovery support throughout Eastern Europe during a nine-month deployment.

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February 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Objective T: Preparing Units to Fight Tonight

The 16th Special Troops Battalion is using Objective T to stay combat ready.

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February 5, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Using Multimodal Operations to Project and Sustain the Force

Multimodal transportation through the United Arab Emirates efficiently sustains forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East, but the Sultanate of Oman could provide an alternate route and reduce some obstacles to operations.

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January 31, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Sharing Sustainment Techniques and Practices During Exercise Maple Resolve 2017

While working together to support Exercise Maple Resolve, U.S. and Canadian Army logisticians recognized similarities and differences in their force structure, information systems, and support operations that could be used to improve interoperability.

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January 29, 2018

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Improving Movement Control

To improve movement control, the Army should activate theater movement control elements, reallocate movement control units, and address automated information system shortfalls.

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December 18, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Improving the Composite Supply Company’s Water Operations

The water purification platoon’s water storage capacity is limited by the safety restrictions of its vehicles. Changing the modified table of organization and equipment would enable the unit to operate at maximum capacity.

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December 18, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The Keys to Success for a Forward Support Company at the National Training Center

A forward support company used an expeditionary mindset, the right personnel, and the right sustainment assets to support an infantry battalion during a National Training Center rotation.

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December 18, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Birth of the Interstate Highway System

The millions of travelers who use the U.S. Interstate Highway System each year may take for granted the system’s history, which sheds light on its importance to U.S. society.

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December 11, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Ammunition Combat Loads in the Korean Theater of Operations

The operational environment on the Korean Peninsula requires a different ammunition management approach than those used by U.S. units elsewhere in the world.

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December 11, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

RPOE Support for Disaster Relief Efforts

A rapid port opening element deployed to Haiti to assist in disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Matthew and identified best practices that can be applied to any unit preparing for rapid deployment.

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December 5, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Supply Chain Management Program

Logistics officers should consider completing the Naval Postgraduate School’s supply chain management master’s degree program as a career broadening opportunity.

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November 21, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Autonomous Aerial Resupply in the Forward Support Company

Forward support companies are ideally positioned to use autonomous aerial resupply capabilities to support maneuver elements in the Multi-Domain Battle.

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November 20, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The 2nd Cavalry Regiment Increases Readiness with the Stryker Common Chassis Course

A course is teaching maintainers everything they need to know to keep Strykers ready for battle.

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November 20, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Lessons Learned From Deploying an SSA to an Immature Operational Area

The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team’s supply support activity learned that when a unit must provide sustainment in an immature operational area, it must stay mobile, conduct reconnaissance and coordination, make inventories a priority, and rally before the objective.

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November 20, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Brigade Logistics Support Team 101

The answers to six questions can provide the basics needed to understand a new assignment as a brigade logistics support team chief.

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November 13, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

ABCTs Need More Direct Support Electrical Systems Test Sets

An armored brigade combat team is not authorized a sufficient number of Direct Support Electrical Systems Test Sets to maintain its many combat platforms.

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November 13, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Strategic Broadening Seminars: Developing Ready and Agile Leaders

The United Kingdom’s Strategic Broadening Program gives students a perspective that allows them to look at world issues through a global lens.

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November 13, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Modern Sustainment Warfare: Operation Patriot Bandoleer

Operation Patriot Bandoleer brings together the Army’s active and reserve components for realistic collective sustainment training.

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November 2, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Integrating FSCs Into Field Artillery Battalions

Outdated doctrine and old methods of providing support hinder the ability of forward support companies to provide sustainment to field artillery units in a decisive action scenario.

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October 31, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Enabling Multinational Operations at the Tactical Level

This article outlines nine lessons learned by a multinational forward support company during Allied Spirit IV.

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October 24, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

World War I as a Transition Point for Army Sustainment

The Army’s logistics transformation during World War I helped the United States to emerge as a world power.

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October 24, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

The Road to Providing Movement Control for Anakonda 16

The 39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) spent a year and a half preparing its equipment and training its Soldiers to provide multinational support for Anakonda 16 in Poland.

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October 10, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Developing a Common Operational Picture for Sustainment

Planners and decision-makers can leverage many digital research sources and models for sustainment preparation of the operational environment assessments.

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October 9, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Tools and Models for Sustainment Preparation of the Operational Environment

Having a common operational picture gives sustainment commanders a clear picture of the sustainment situation.

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October 3, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

A Comprehensive View of Deployment Readiness Challenges

Sustainers should use a systems thinking approach to analyze deployment readiness challenges.

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September 5, 2017

Army Sustainment Current Issue

Sustaining the Brigade Engineer Battalion for Decisive Action

Forward support companies can support maneuver units by echeloning trains, but a modified field trains concept would better support brigade engineer battalions.

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