Scott AFB, Illinois Vol. 15, No. 4 February 2015 By USTRANSCOM Public A airsGen. Paul J. Selva, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, Jan. 23 publicly introduced a new, innovative capability that will allow the Department of Defense to air transport multiple patients with highly infectious diseases. The Transport Isolation System has now reached initial operational capability and crews are trained and ready to deploy anywhere in the world in response to a biological event. During Operation United Assistance, the need for such a system came to light. Although there was a commercial company that could transport patients, the capacity to do so was very limited. A convergence of many agencies quickly moved on acquiring the system, including the Joint Chiefs of Sta USTRANSCOM, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Joint Project Manager Â– Protection, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center among others. The JCS approved a USTRANSCOM request for urgent funding in September, and less than four months later, the TIS went from development through testing and evaluation into production. During the rollout of the TIS, Maj. Gen. John P. Horner, DTRA deputy director, Barry Corona, president of Production Products, Maj. Gen. Sco M. Hanson, AMC director of operations, and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Kory Cornum, AMC command surgeon, joined Selva in the public debut of the system. Â“We needed a system like the one you see today,Â” Selva said. Â“In short order we partnered with our technical experts at DTRA and in about 120 days from the day we said go, to the day we had a ight tested, ready piece of equipment Â– they delivered.Â” But more than just a rapid acquisition-to elding success story, this showcases the initiative and innovation of one small minority-owned business, Production Products of St. Louis, which manufactured the commercial isolation units which have been used to air transport patients and now produces the TIS. Â“It was a team e ort, every day we had people from TRANSCOM in our shop, everyone that was on this team made it happen in an amazingly short period of time,Â” said Corona. See TIS, page 4TIS brings DOD new capability to move patients Gen. Paul J. Selva, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, introduces the Transport Isolation System, Jan. 23, during a rollout ceremony on Sco Air Force Base, Illinois. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA 2 Rowlett Award 3 Â“Spirit of ChristmasÂ” 4-5 TIS rollout photos 6 TRANSCOM history 7 EQ 2.0 arrives
U.S. Transportation Command O ce of Public A airs 508 Sco Dr. Sco AFB, Ill. 62225-5357 h p://www.transcom.mil Email: transcom.sco .firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (618) 220-4999, DSN 770-4999 FAX: (618) 229-2811, DSN 779-2811 Commander Gen. Paul J. Selva, USAF Deputy Commander Vice Adm. William A. Brown, USN Chief of Sta Maj. Gen. David G. Clarkson, USA Senior Enlisted Leader Chief Master Sgt. Willliam W. Turner, USAF To submit news items, photos or story ideas, call 618-220-1161 Chief of Public A airs Cmdr. David Nunnally, USN Deputy Chief/Plans and Policy Maj. Ma hew Gregory, USA Media O cer Cynthia Bauer Community Relations Lisa M. Caldwell Transporter Editor Bob Fehringer Administrative Assistant Heidi Yocom Command Information Specialist Rob Wieland Special Graphics Support Aly Soden An electronic version is available at: h p://www.transcom.mil/documents/transporter/transporter.pdf 2By Bob Fehringer, TCPAThe U.S. Transportation Command Cyber Team again received the Rowle Award from the National Security Agency for providing outstanding information systems security. The Rowle Award program recognizes individual and organizational one-time or long-term achievement in the improvement of national information systems security, information assurance readiness, or defensive information operations. Workers from USTRANSCOMÂ’s Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Systems Directorate and the Joint Cyber Center were responsible for the command receiving the award in November last year. The competition included organizations from throughout the U.S. government. Â“USTRANSCOM has received the Rowle Award on four previous occasions,Â” said James M. Jenkins, chief of USTRANSCOM Information Security. Â“The current award recognizes the achievements of the combined USTRANSCOM cyber team during 2013. Â“It includes major accomplishments associated with the Joint Cyber Center, defensive capability enhancements made by the computer network defense service provider (TCJ6),Â” Jenkins continued, Â“and other achievements of the sta which increased USTRANSCOMÂ’s defensive posture and set the standard for excellence within DOD and the U.S. Government.Â” The NSA established the Information Systems Security National Awards in 1989 to recognize outstanding organizational and individual excellence in the eld of information systems security. Today these annual awards, named in honor of crypto-logic pioneer Frank B. Rowle recognize signi cant contributions to the information assurance discipline.USTRANSCOM Cyber Team receives Rowlett Award Workers from USTRANSCOMÂ’s Command, Control, Communications, and Cyber Systems Directorate and the Joint Cyber Center were responsible for the command receiving the Rowle Award in November last year. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA
3By Bob Fehringer, TCPAThe holidays may be fading into the sunset, but the goodwill spread by a team of U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command workers will linger for months to come, if not years. Each year a team of USTRANSCOM and SDDC contractors, civilians and their family members participate in Â“The Spirit of ChristmasÂ” and adopt two families in the local area to help provide them much needed food, clothing, household items and gifts for Christmas. According to Bill Howard, a contractor for USTRANSCOM and organizer of the event, Â“The Spirit of ChristmasÂ” has been helping families since 2004. Since then, more than 20 families, located throughout St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish in Belleville, have had a be er holiday thanks to the generosity of people and a local business. Â“Families are located through St. TeresaÂ’s,Â” Howard said. Â“We visit each of the proposed families prior to Christmas to discuss what they are in need of and how we can help. No money is involved. It is all donations. The team provides the gifts based on a Â‘wish listÂ’ the family provides to me and Weekends Only (a local furniture store) provides the furniture.Â” HowardÂ’s group gets in gear around Thanksgiving, assigning the families to volunteers and procuring donated items, and delivers the gifts right before Christmas. Â“This was an exceptional year for the Â‘Spirit of Christmas,Â’Â” Howard continued. Â“We had a record 30 volunteers and everyone pitched in to help both families in many di erent ways other than just ge ing them gifts. It is so rewarding to see the genuine concern our volunteers have for these families. Â“Once again, Weekends Only in Fairview Heights responded to our needs,Â” Howard continued. Â“They provided an entire apartment with furniture and bedding for a family that had nothing at all. This was the ninth year the store has participated in the Â‘Spirit of Christmas.Â’Â” Â“Each year this e ort continues to grow. We are already looking forward to 2015.Â”The Â‘Spirit of ChristmasÂ’ lingers on By Bob Fehringer, TCPATammy Thouvenot, head of contracting activity at U.S. Transportation Command, received the 2014 Acquisition and Contracting Legends Award Jan. 6 at the Department of Defense Contracting Senior Leader Meeting in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes leaders at all levels in the Department of Defense acquisition/contracting community who have developed, motivated and inspired others through formal and informal initiatives. Â“This OSD-sponsored award recognizes contracting professionals who embody leadership and mentorship,Â” said Gail Jorgenson director, USTRANSCOM Acquisition. Â“This is truly an accomplishment and re ects TammyÂ’s passionate, professional, and personal commitment to our acquisition team and the military members we serve.Â” In her current position, Thouvenot is responsible for providing acquisition and business advisory support for a complex and diverse portfolio of transportation contracts valued at over $14 billion and leading more than 180 acquisition professionals. Â“In addition to promoting vibrant contracting professionals across Sco Air Force Base, she is also fully cognizant of the importance of motivating her organization and creating a positive environment for them to thrive,Â” Jorgenson said. Â“She nds opportunities to create an esprit de corps in every endeavor to include leading the Booster Club. Â“She spends an incredible amount of o -duty hours to plan and prepare for events that promote appreciation and recognition for the Acquisition team,Â” Jorgenson continued. Â“The team morale has stayed strong as a result of the Â‘funÂ’ she brings to the organization. Her caring personality is contagious throughout the directorate and the command.Â” In her recommendation le er for ThouvenotÂ’s award, Jorgenson wrote, Â“She is consistently an inspiring leader exemplifying the qualities of mentorship and dedication to helping others, sel ess service, creative thinking, collaboration, contracting expertise and leadership qualities. Ms. Thouvenot has positively in uenced the entire USTRANSCOM contracting team and is most deserving of this recognition.Â”Thouvenot receives 2014 Acquisition and Contracting Legends Award Thouvenot USTRANSCOM and SDDC contractors, civilians and their family members participated in Â“The Spirit of Christmas.Â”
4TIS, from page 1 The beauty of the system is that it is built to t on existing mobility aircraft, including the Air ForceÂ’s C-130 Hercules and C-17 Globemaster III. It is also based on existing military patient support pallets. Each unit has a disposable liner supported by a metal structure and an air ltration system. Â“The infectious disease module provides us a safe way to bring multiple patients back,Â” said Cornum. Compared to the current Production Products system used on commercial air ambulances, the TIS is modular, buildable and capable of transporting up to three litter patients or four ambulatory patients in each module. This allows for exibility in con guration; the standard con guration is for two seats and one li er. Two isolation modules and an anteroom module can t on a C-17 or C-130J Super Hercules, and one isolation module and an anteroom module will t on a C-130 Hercules. Each module is roughly 9 feet by 7.5 feet, is 8.5 feet tall and weighs less than 1,500 pounds, about the size of a minivan. The Department of Defense has ordered 25 systems from Production Products, with expected delivery of all units by the end of March. Joint Base Charleston has received the rst two systems for training and staging. Additional staging locations for the TIS will be developed following delivery and based upon ongoing world events. Photos by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA Gen. Paul J. Selva, commander, U.S. Transportation Command introduces the Transport Isolation System, Jan. 23, during a rollout ceremony. Members of the local media and the millitary medical community gather for the Transport Isolation System rollout ceremony Jan. 23. Maj. Gen. Rowayne A. Scha Jr., director of Operations and Plans, USTRANSCOM chats with community leaders touring the Transport Isolation System. Barry N. Corona, President, Production Products Mfg. & Sales, talks about his companyÂ’s production of the Transport Isolation System and the importance of saving lives, Jan. 23, during the system rollout event.
5 Members of the local area media and Sco Air Force Base medical personel tour the Transport Isolation System Jan. 23, during a rollout ceremony for the system. Capt. Mathew Beeman, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Sco Air Force Base, Illinois, discusses an aspect of the Transport Isolation System, Jan. 23, with Senior Airman Samantha Strow, 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Sco AFB, Illinois, during a rollout ceremony for the system. Maj. William Thoms, Air Mobility Command, Surgeon General O ce, explains an aspect of the Transport Isolation System for OÂ’Fallon, Illinois Mayor Gary Graham Jan. 23, during a rollout ceremony for the system.
Part 2: Ch, Ch, ChangesBy Peg Nigra, TCRC Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta Army Gen. Colin L. Powell, called Desert Shield/Desert Storm USTRANSCOMÂ’s Â“graduation exerciseÂ” and that he, Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney, and President George Bush considered that USTRANSCOM had Â“graduated magna cum laude.Â” Desert Shield/Desert Storm, 19901991 represented the rst time that the United States had a single command to coordinate strategic deployment during a major military operation. Other rsts during that war included activation of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Stages I and II, Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships, and Fast Sealift Ships. The problems encountered and overcome provided the necessary proof of what USTRANSCOM knew all along: it needed the same roles, responsibilities and authority in peace as it had in war. In late 1989, Air Force Gen. Hansford T. Johnson, commander in chief, USTRANSCOM (USCINCTRANS), set into motion the USTRANSCOM Functional Review to guide the command into the 21st century. In February 1990, Gen. Johnson said, Â“First and foremost, I want USTRANSCOM to be the undisputed leader in defense transportation. We must be resourceful, innovative, and e cientÂ…The end result must be a more responsive strategic transportation system and transportation planning for the ghting CINCs, the services, and defense agencies.Â” The Functional Review recommended a three-phase reorganization plan that assigned the component commands to USTRANSCOM in peace and war; created a single charter for common-user lift; centralized common-user lift tra c management; established a defense transportation industrial fund structure at USTRANSCOM and its components; and consolidated requirements management at TRANSCOM for critical unit moves and full tra c management execution for all passenger movements. Gen. Johnson told the Joint Chiefs of Sta that, if approved as is, the charter Â“would reduce costs, improve service, and, most importantly, facilitate transition from peace to war.Â” In January 1991, the command received JCS approval to proceed with its proposed reorganization plan. USTRANSCOMÂ’s peacetime single manager charter, on the other hand, ran into opposition during the coordination phase at the O ce of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) level. Gen. Johnson, with the support of Gen. Powell, refused to accept an OSD-proposed charter that continued to limit USTRANSCOMÂ’s role to crises and war. Finally on Feb. 14th, 1992, Secretary of Defense Cheney approved the USTRANSCOM charter. The Â“ValentineÂ’s Day MemoÂ” expanded the mission responsibilities of the command Â“to provide air, land, and sea transportation for the Department of Defense (DOD), both in time of peace and time of war.Â” Under it, the Service Secretaries assigned Military Airlift Command (MAC), Military Sealift Command, and Military Tra c Management Command to USCINCTRANS under his combatant command in peace and war. The charter made USCINCTRANS the DOD single-manager for transportation, other than Service-unique and theater-assigned transportation assets. Secretary Cheney delegated to USCINCTRANS authority to procure commercial transportation services, including lease of transportation assets; activate--with Secretary of Defense approval--the CRAF, RRF, and the Sealift Readiness programs; and control transportation accounts in the Defense Business Operations Fund. By August 1992, when Gen. Johnson turned over command of USTRANSCOM and Air Mobility Command, which replaced MAC, to Air Force Gen. Ronald R. Fogleman, the command was responsible for global air, land, and sea transportation during peace as well as war. Its authorized manpower grew from 360 to 492. Due to its phenomenal e orts during Desert Shield and Desert Storm and its new single manager peacetime charter, USTRANSCOM had established its reputation as the Â“go toÂ” command in DOD and was ready to push the bar even higher.History of TRANSCOM, 1989-19926 Marines headed to support the coalition forces participating in Operation Desert Shield board a commercial aircraft chartered by the Military Airlift Command in September 1991. DOD photoAsk the HistorianBy Peg Nigra, TCRC Q. In the January issue of the Transporter, I asked if you knew that TRANSCOM had an o cial song. A. Our rst commander, Gen. Duane H. Cassidy, designated the song Â“FreightÂ” from the musical Starlite Express as the commandÂ’s o cial song. With music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber and lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, Starlight Express rst played in LondonÂ’s West End in 1984 and then on Broadway in 1987. The musical is about a childÂ’s dream in which his toy train comes to life. Â“RustyÂ” the steam engine wants to win the contest as the fastest engine in the world. Overcoming many obstacles, Â“RustyÂ” wins the race and the heart of a beautiful observation car, Â“Pearl.Â” Full disclosure: yes, Gen. Cassidy selected this as the commandÂ’s o cial song. No, it didnÂ’t catch on. If you want to listen to the song, come on down to the Research Center, Room 134, Building 1900E.
Facililities and Safety CornerHere is where we stand with some of our projects: Replacing the carpeting in TCAQ-PMO o ces in Building 1990: Completed Building 1961 McCutcheon Auditorium repairs: In February we will install new crown molding, new base molding and paint to spruce up the McCutcheon. Painting in Buildings 1900, 1961, and 1990: Building 1961 interior will be painted in February. Building 1900 will be painted in March. We are awaiting contract award for painting Building 1990 East Wing. Not every wall will be painted. We are concentrating on the areas that are in the most need. Renovating the 2nd Floor Building 1990 to accommodate TCSG and AMC/SG: Design and contracting process in progress. Overhauling the elevators in Building 1900E: Bids have been received for the replacement of the elevator cabs and hydraulic systems. We are awaiting contract award. Repairs to Building 1900: We are pu ing a contract package together to consolidate in one contract a number of repairs to Building 1900. These include: 1900W handicapped door, Seay Auditorium improvements, replacing several security doors, tiling several break rooms and installing a booster fan in the return air ducts. These repairs will be accomplished in the spring. Building 1900 Parking Lot: Design is complete. Work is planned to start in March. A more complete list of updates on the progress of all our facilities projects is on the TCCS-FM Sharepoint site. 7EQ 2.0 arrives at USTRANSCOMBy USTRANSCOM Change ManagementWhile Emotional Intelligence training is not new to TRANSCOM, EQ 2.0 boasts many changes that promise to make the training even more bene cial, intimate, and educational than its predecessor. Â“The new structure is based on a full one-day class in lieu of ve separate 90-minute sessions, which will provide greater continuity and consistency with the training,Â” according to Garth Sanginiti, USTRANSCOM Business Development chief, and EQ 2.0 instructor. The course also includes a full suite of TalentSmart training material, including a copy of their EQ 2.0 book, student workbook, reference material, and individual EQ self-assessment exam/results that all students retain for future use. Â“One of the signi cant changes is the management of class sizes.Â” said Sanginiti. Â“Reducing class sizes improves group interaction, student participation, and facilitator interaction with students.Â” To a end the new class, personnel must reserve a slot through TANDEM, to allow students to take the self assessment, preview the information, and keep class sizes at manageable levels. EQ 2.0 also features new instructors that include Sanginiti, Bob McCalmont, TCJ4, Ray Forcier, TCJ1, Cecil Durbin, TCJ3, David Hoag, TCAQ, and Lt. Col. Allison Su er, TCJ5. Â“IÂ’m con dent the new format, materials and cadre of instructors will provide for a very personal, rich and rewarding experience, with application both in and out of the o ce,Â” said Sanginiti. EQ 2.0 is open to all TRANSCOM members; there are no prerequisites or requirements to ful ll before signing up to a end the course; however, once con rmed for the class students must complete an on-line self-assessment prior to a ending. The rst class was held Jan. 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Global Reach Planning Center and was limited to 20 people. PresidentÂ’s Day, Feb. 16 Garth Sanginiti, USTRANSCOM Business Development chief, and EQ 2.0 instructor, works with Emotional Intelligence students from throughout TRANSCOM during the Jan. 21 session at the Global Reach Planning Center. Photo by Robert Wieland, USTRANSCOM/PA
Recognitions New Navy captain U.S. Navy Reservist Capt. David Rahmer, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG-7), receives his new rank during a ceremony, Jan. 5. Pinning his rank are mom and dad, Arthur and Rosemary Rahmer, as girlfriend Jessica Slawski pins his cover. Air Force Capt. Jorge Avila and Richard Rahmer, brother, observe. Photo by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PAJ3 hosts family open houseMembers of the U.S. Transportation Command Operations and Planning Directorate (J3), held a Spouses and Children Open House, Jan. 13, in an e ort to build awareness among family members of the global impact of the organization. Snacks, beverages and informational brie ngs and tours of the Building 1900 East front lobby and J3 were provided for approximately 165 guests. Â“I thought the J3 Spouses Open House was a fantastic event,Â” said Maj. Gen. Rowayne A. Scha Jr., Director of Operations and Plans, Â“and a great way to say thank you to our families who support us and allow us to serve. All 10 of our J3 divisions pitched in and put on a great event to show our spouses and children what we do here at USTRANSCOM in support of our Nation. Everyone seemed to have a great time which was the main goal of the night.Â” Col. Thomas J. Clancy Jr., chief, Joint Cyber Center, welcomes family members to the open house, Jan. 13. Photo by Maj. Ma Gregory, USTRANSCOM/PAArrivalsTech. Sgt. Tersilia Farley, TCJ3 Tech. Sgt. Monica Wolf, TCJ2 Sta Sgt. Joshua Frazer Senior Master Sgt. Brad Plambeck Maj. Jerry Regis, TCJ3 Maj. Jesus Tavares, TCJ5/4 Sta Sgt. Henry Williams, TCSG Seaman Anthony Avalos, TCJ2 Pe y O cer 3rd Class Barry Frederick, TCSG Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Gilmore, TCSG Lt. Cmdr. Steven Waggoner, TCJ3DeparturesSta Sgt. Brandon Jones, JCSE Chief Master Sgt. James Andrews, JCSE Tech Sgt. Delton Richardson, JCSE Master Sgt. Lisa McKethen, TCJ5/4 Sta Sgt. James Appleton, TCJ3 Lt. Cmdr. Justin Zimmer, ERC Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Edwards, TCSG Pe y O cer 2nd Class Sarah Martindale, TCSG Lt. Xiao Sun, TCJ1 Pe y O cer 1st Class Charity Keller, TCJ2 Lt. Cmdr. Ronald Holmes, TCJ3