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Transcom Transforms for Changing Global Requirements

Transcom Transforms for Changing Global Requirements

Putting in place the most-sweeping strategic planning effort in U.S. Transportation Command’s 25-year history, Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III, Transcom commander, said his organization is revolutionizing the way the military deploys, sustains and redeploys its forces around the […]


Transportation Corps looks to technology, Soldiers to move Army forward

Transportation Corps looks to technology, Soldiers to move Army forward

Planning for future operations is a big part of the Chief of Transportation’s job, and it’s a role that Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen relishes. Keeping the Transportation Corps workforce, which numbers well over 70,000 today, and its capabilities stronger […]


Pilferage, transportation among challenges in Afghanistan

Pilferage, transportation among challenges in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Pilferage and a lack of coastal waterways are two of the problems faced by Army logisticians in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, operations continue to be challenged by the fact the country is landlocked, said Maj. Gen. Robert Radin, the deputy […]


CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Fielded by 5th US Army Unit

CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Fielded by 5th US Army Unit

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa: Boeing today announced that a fifth U.S. Army unit has fielded the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. The 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., completed all required training and officially assumed operation of 12 […]


Total-force team airdrops 10-ton artillery load

Total-force team airdrops 10-ton artillery load

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan: A team of Bagram Airfield Airmen airdropped an M198 artillery piece to an Army unit in a remote Eastern-part of Afghanistan Aug. 8. New York, Ohio and Missouri Air Guard members joined with reservists and active-duty Airmen […]


Exercise tests joint cargo operations

Exercise tests joint cargo operations

LAKEHURST NAVAL AIR STATION, N.J.: Airmen and Soldiers assigned to U.S. Transportation Command’s Joint Task Force-Port Opening are participating in Eagle Flag 2009, an Air Expeditionary Center-sponsored exercise here where they are being evaluated on their ability to establish and […]


C-212-400 Production Being Transferred to Indonesia

C-212-400 Production Being Transferred to Indonesia

NEWTOWN, Conn.: A number of changes are being put into effect regarding production responsibility for the EADS CASA C-212 transport aircraft. This past April, EADS formally merged EADS CASA Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) with Airbus Military into a new […]


Twelve-nation consortium ready for first C-17

Twelve-nation consortium ready for first C-17

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany: Officials of the12-nation Strategic Airlift Capability, or SAC, consortium will celebrate the activation of the operational unit, known as the Heavy Airlift Wing, and arrival of the unit’s first C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Pápa Air […]


Russia to upgrade military transport fleet, buy new planes

Russia to upgrade military transport fleet, buy new planes

MOSCOW: The acquisition of new aircraft for Russia’s military transport aviation will begin in 2012, while modernized Il-76, An-22 and An-124 aircraft will remain in service for another 20-30 years, a senior Air Force official said on Friday. According to […]


 
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