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The sustainment portal—virtual technology for transformation

The sustainment portal—virtual technology for transformation Patrick E. Conway To sustain the Objective Force in a high-tech, jointly integrated environment, the Army must do more than merely modernize equipment and information systems. The Army must rethink the fundamentals of how it prepares, deploys, and supports military operations. It needs to transform not only the products […]

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DESEX to go virtual

DESEX to go virtual – Defense Supply Expert System Ronald S. Mailhiot Advanced telephone technology is a popular and powerful way for today’s savy consumers to check bank balances, order merchandise, or update personal information on accounts. Department of Defense (DOD) personnel have a similar tool at their fingertips–the Defense Supply Expert System, or DESEX. […]

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FCS test site announced

FCS test site announced The Army announced in January that Fort Bliss, Texas, will be the location for the Evaluation Brigade Combat Team (EBCT) that will test and evaluate Future Combat Systems (FCS) technology. Fort Bliss was selected because of its proximity to White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, which has the land, airspace, and […]

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Bureau chief outlines guard transformation plan – Alog News

Bureau chief outlines guard transformation plan – Alog News – Lieutenant General H Steven Blum In a meeting on 18 May, National Guard leaders from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands endorsed Lieutenant General H Steven Blum’s plan to transform the National Guard. Blum, Chief of the […]

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Battlefield vision: eyeglasses for the soldier

Battlefield vision: eyeglasses for the soldier Joy A. Schmalzle Have you ever wondered how a Soldier gets a new pair of eyeglasses if his become scratched, broken, or lost during a deployment? Well, wonder no more! Soldiers can order glasses in theater and, on some occasions, have them fabricated within 24 hours. In Iraq, the […]

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Future combat systems program passes initial tests

Future combat systems program passes initial tests – News Fielding of the Army’s Objective Force took a significant step forward this spring with the successful completion of the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Capstone Demonstration and endorsement of the FCS program by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC). “The decision by the JROC, following on the […]

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the right stuff for CSS operations

More tooth for the tail: the right stuff for CSS operations Shawn P. Walsh The logistics community must take advantage of the lessons that have been learned so far from Operation Iraqi Freedom and press for materiel and doctrinal transformation of our combat service support (CSS) units. CSS units must have the right stuff to […]

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the logistics support structure for Army Special Operations Forces is changing. But ARSOF logisticians can learn valuable lessons from the experiences and practices of their old organization—the 528th Special Operations Support Battalion

Transforming special operations logistics: the logistics support structure for Army Special Operations Forces is changing. But ARSOF logisticians can learn valuable lessons from the experiences and practices of their old organization—the 528th Special Operations Support Battalion Ronald R. Ragin On 11 April 2005, Lieutenant General Philip R. Kensinger, Jr., Commanding General of the Army Special […]

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Logistics Assistance Representatives in the ‘second to none’ division

Logistics Assistance Representatives in the ‘second to none’ division Kent S. Marquardt Have you ever had a logistics assistance representative (LAR) in your organization? If you have, I’m sure you will be able to relate to these sentiments expressed by a 2d Infantry Division infantry battalion maintenance soldier as he was heading to a new […]

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Integrating units in the BSA

Integrating units in the BSA David W. Vergollo When a forward support battalion (FSB) commander has to take command of a brigade support area (BSA), he generally has a problem with integrating all of the units and capabilities in the BSA that have come under his charge. The coordination and information flow between the BSA/FSB […]