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The Transportation Corps is a Force Sustainment branch of the U.S. Army headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia, and is responsible for the movement of personnel and materiel by truck, rail, air, and sea. The Transportation Corps provides a full spectrum of transportation capabilities at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war.

The Transportation School trains Soldiers how to operate and maintain Army tactical trucks, material handling equipment and watercraft. The school trains Transportation Operations, Traffic Management, Convoy Operations, Cargo Transfer, Cargo Documentation, Movement Control, Operation of Heavy Material Handling Equipment, Sailing and Maintenance of Army Vessels, and Unloading Aircraft, Ships, Railcars and Trucks.

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Master Driver Trainer Qualification Course (MDTQC) 6-24 April. ICW MDT MTT, conducted 2-day Leader Drivers Training Orientation Course. 13 NCO graduates earning M9 ASI. MG(R) Privratsky traveled from Anchorage, AK to speak logistics during the Falkland War. He spoke to TLOG, LOG-C3, and TBOLC students about staging, executing, and logistics lessons learned during the 74 day war. Sergeant Major Jason A. Runnels, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Office of the Chief of Transportation Personnel Developments, retied from the Army with 25 years of service during a ceremony at the Transportation School’s Wylie Theatre Auditorium on April 2nd. SGM Runnels received the Legion of Merit along with his certificate of retirement. Assisting BG Sullivan during the ceremony is Command Sergeant Major Cynthia Howard. Brigadier General John P. Sullivan, Chief of Transportation & Commandant, U.S. Transportation School, pins the Legion of Merit on Sergeant Major Jason A. Runnels, during his retirement ceremony at the Transportation School’s Wylie Theatre Auditorium April 2nd. Runnels retired with 25 years of service. (Left to right) Mrs. Jennifer Sullivan, and Brigadier General John P. Sullivan, Sergeant Major Jason Runnels, Granddaughter Lindsey, Mrs. Kari Runnels, his daughter Shelby, and Command Sergeant Major Cynthia Howard, pose for a photo highlighting Sergeant Major Runnels 25-year career during his retirement ceremony at the Transportation School’s Wylie Theatre Auditorium April 2nd. Sen. Tim Kaine stepped inside a training simulator at Fort Eustis on Thursday and deftly piloted a small Army craft through the water..

This kind of realistic training — complete with three-dimensional images and weather that gets nasty at the touch of a button — can allow experienced Army mariners to make a lucrative transition to the private sector when they choose to leave military service.

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SGT Smith (left) from 1176th Transportation Company was presented an ARCOM from LTC Letcher (right) the 553D CSSB Battalion Commander on 20 Nov 2014 at Kandahar Airfield Base for his end of tour award in appreciation for his hard work and dedication throughout the deployment. CPT Isley (left) and 1SG Shoulders (right) the 1176th Transportation Company Commander and First Sergeant Case the colors at the end of tour awards ceremony 20 November 2014 at Kandahar Airfield Base. Transportation Company Commander gives a speech at the end of tour awards ceremony 20 November 2014 at Kandahar airfield Base to capture and reminisce on the good and bad times throughout the deployment. First Sergeant Shoulders (left) the 1176th First Sergeant presents a plaque to CSM Crosby the 553D CSSB Sergeant Major on 20 November 2014 at the 1176th Transportation Company end of tour awards ceremony at Kandahar Airfield Base to show their appreciation for all of her guidance, support and mentorship.

The 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion said goodbye to their last Transportation Company this week; the Trail Blazers from the 1176th Transportation Company from Smyrna, Tennessee. They did an outstanding job providing retrograde transportation support for Regional Commands South and East. Additionally, they provided invaluable sustainment support across Regional Command South, Southwest, and West as the last major base in RC-West was handed over to Afghan Forces. They supported field feeding and MHE operations at the last coalition base in RC-West and provided fuel and MHE operations in support of the Marines closing Camp Leatherneck.

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U.S. Army loads trucks and sustenance cargo onto the LSV Gen. Frank Besson Jr. at the Port of Beaumont.

Army preps for hurricane season in Beaumont Port

As part of a drill, the U.S. Army loads trucks and sustenance cargo onto the LSV Gen. Frank Besson Jr. at the Port of Beaumont on Thursday. The exercise was conducted to simulate providing emergency response with out prior notice. continue

Support Battalion conducts emergency deployment response exercise

Support Battalion conducts emergency deployment response exercise

BEAUMONT, Texas (KPLC) -The 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Patriots," 10th Mountain Division's 710th Brigade Support Battalion conducted a sealift emergency deployment response exercise at the Port of Beaumont Wednesday morning.

The united moved more than 40 pieces of sustainment equipment from Fort Polk to Beaumont, Texas, where it was loaded to a U.S. Army Logistic Support Vessel. continue


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TC Professional Bulletin (CAC required)

TC Professional Bulletin

Welcome to the current issue of the TC Professional Bulletin. As we move into the summer months, we will commemorate the Transportation Corps with our annual Regimental Celebration from 30-31 July. This year’s events will include the 2015 Regimental Awards ceremonies, Regimental Picnic, Regimental Run and conclude with the TC Ball. I would like to thank all those who submitted Regimental Award nominations to recognize our deserving Transporters for their contributions to the Corps and our Army. Mark your calendars as this year’s celebration will be a great opportunity for camaraderie and esprit de corps!

SPEARHEAD! BG John P. Sullivan

DTO/MO Newsletter (CAC required)

DTO/MO Newsletter

Happy New Year and welcome to the first issue of the DTO/MO Newsletter for 2015. This issue once again encompasses a broad range of topics and reflects Perspectives from strategic to tactical organizations. There are many informative articles contained within and I encourage you to share this product with the professionals in your organization. We look forward to using this newsletter to continue the professional dialogue with Logisticians across the force during the coming year.

SPEARHEAD! BG John P. Sullivan

Command Deployment Discipline Program Handbook (CAC required)

Command Deployment Descipline Program - Handbook

The Center for Army Lessons Learned has published CALL Handbook 15-01: Command Deployment Discipline Program. It is a tool for commanders to enhance unit deployment readiness. It is a combination of doctrinal and regulatory tasks that address Army standards, fundamentally focused on equipment movement and associated tasks from division to company level, to include installation tasks. The handbook can only be accessed online digitally via Common Access Card at present. This page will be updated when hard copies are available.

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