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SDDC Southwest Asia works up front at Iraqi port of Umm Qasr

Road trip: SDDC Southwest Asia works up front at Iraqi port of Umm Qasr Randall Ramian In the future, the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr on the Khor Abdullah Waterway bordering the Persian Gulf, is an ultimate transportation solution. The deepwater port has container cranes and a direct rail link to Baghdad. Although sometimes interrupted […]

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Journal of Military Transportation Management: The pride … – Letters to the Editor

The pride … – Letters to the Editor – Letter to the Editor Guadalupe Thompson Dear Editor: Just thought I’d let you know that I took several copies of the TRANSLOG to U.S. Personnel Command folks to see their picture in the “Race for the Cure” (September-October issue). They commented that our MTMC Translog is […]

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Journal of Military Transportation Management: Deployment support team meets upload challenge

Deployment support team meets upload challenge – Brief Article Bram de Jong Cargo was still arriving on the last day we loaded the Balakleya. In the final hours, cargo arrived from multiple sources, including train, military truck, commercial truck and barge. Nonetheless, we got it all loaded and secured properly. That is the way members […]

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GIS provides transportation logistics, real-time tracking for U.S. Military

GIS provides transportation logistics, real-time tracking for U.S. Military Paul Allred On any given day, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command coordinates the movement of thousands of military vehicles, freight, equipment, and personnel worldwide. Its team of civil, mechanical and computer engineers, along with operations, transportation, and computer specialists, document and synchronize the movement […]

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Journal of Military Transportation Management: Soldier says off-duty study led to panel selection

Soldier says off-duty study led to panel selection – 2002 MTMC NCO of the Year Martin Weteling For the two months before his Military Traffic Management Command evaluation panel, all Sgt. Gregory Koskey did on his free time and weekends was study. That dedication paid of July 30, when Koskey, of the 838th Transportation Battalion, […]

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Journal of Military Transportation Management: 2002 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year named

2002 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year named – Brief Article For three days in July, the best NCOs from the 597th, 598th and 599th Transportation Terminal Groups competed at Fort Eustis for the honor of being selected as the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. At the end of this challenging three-day competition, there was only […]

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Journal of Military Transportation Management: `Irritational’ Larry gives counsel to MTMCers – For second year … – motivational speacker Larry Wingate, Military Traffic Management Command

`Irritational’ Larry gives counsel to MTMCers – For second year … – motivational speacker Larry Wingate, Military Traffic Management Command – Brief Article Right up front, in the middle, of the bustling throng waiting to buy Larry Wingate motivational books, t-shirts and coffee mugs is Candace Keller. The transporter for the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Industrial […]

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Journal of Military Transportation Management: DoD needs `innovative logistics,’ advises former LMI chief – Logistics Management Institute

DoD needs `innovative logistics,’ advises former LMI chief – Logistics Management Institute – Brief Article Adjustment to change is one of the biggest challenges confronting logisticians today, according to retired Army Gen. William G.T. Tuttle, Jr. “It is a leadership problem at all levels–we’ve got to help people change,” said Tuttle, who recently retired as […]

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Container managers make a difference

Container managers make a difference Patti Bielling Tracking 135,000 containers in a hostile environment is a daunting task, but the Soldiers of the 184th Transportation Command Element carried out their mission and ultimately helped save the Defense Department millions of dollars. The savings resulted from the unit’s efforts to help find and return shipping containers […]

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Journal of Military Transportation Management: Contractor cleaning eases POV moves from Europe

Contractor cleaning eases POV moves from Europe – Brief Article Department of Defense service members based in Europe are getting a break when they ship their vehicles back home. Service members now have their vehicles steam cleaned at no charge by American Auto Logistics, Inc., the prime contractor for the global, privately owned vehicle shipment […]