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.
Photos from the field
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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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
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
Command Deployment Discipline Program Handbook (CAC required)
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.
This page last updated: May 11, 2015