Scott AFB, Illinois Vol. 15, No. 9 July 2015 By USTRANSCOM Public A airs Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced today, June 5, that President Barack Obama has nominated Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew to relieve Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva as commander, U.S. Transportation Command. Selva took command of USTRANSCOM May 5, 2014. McDew currently commands USTRANSCOMÂ’s air component, Air Mobility Command, also headquartered at Sco Air Force Base. The president nominated Selva May 5, 2015, to become vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Sta SelvaÂ’s and McDewÂ’s nominations require Senate con rmation. Carter also announced June 3, 2015, the president nominated Navy Vice Adm. William A. Brown, USTRANSCOM, deputy commander, for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as director for Logistics, J-4, Joint Sta At press time, BrownÂ’s replacement had not been named. Additionally, the commandÂ’s Directorate of Operations and Plans has a new director, Air Force Maj. Gen. Giovanni K. Tuck. Prior to this assignment, Tuck was director of Operations and Readiness, deputy chief of sta for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. Tuck replaces Air Force Maj. Gen. Rowayne A. Scha who is now vice commander, Air Mobility Command, Sco Air Force Base, Illinois. USTRANSCOM is a uni ed, functional combatant command which provides support to the eight other U.S. combatant commands, the military services, defense agencies and other government organizations. As such, USTRANSCOM provides full-spectrum global mobility solutions and related enabling capabilities for supported customersÂ’ requirements in peace and war. Gen. Paul J. Selva Gen. Darren W. McDew McDew nominated to lead USTRANSCOMAs more changes await confirmation hearings 2 Chaplain Lewis 3 Enlisted aide teaches children to cook 4 Veterans visit 5 Army birthday run 6 History of TRANSCOM 7 Facilities Corner
No discord among usBy Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Trenton E. Lewis As our country cries out against another senseless act of violence, and in particular, violence with signi cant racial overtones, I am encouraged that the goal of its perpetrator Â“to incite a race warÂ” will not become reality. Of the seven things the Lord detests in Proverbs 6:16-19 (New Living Translation), this incident displays the use of ve of them: haughty eyes, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, and a person who sows discord among [communities]. The hatred-fueled murder of innocent people by one who plo ed to visit this evil on other human beings, having traveled some distance to Charleston, South Carolina, to incite, through his evil and murderous escapade, discord within a multi-ethnic community is abhorrent. Instead of racial retaliation, the communityÂ’s response echoes the essence of Robert KennedyÂ’s quote, Â“Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.Â” The citizens of Charleston did not respond in-kind to the ill-fated race war reported goal of the perpetrator. They decided to not invite further tragedy and destruction into their community. There simply will not be a retaliatory response la the perpetratorÂ’s intent. This tragic event has wrought enough untold pain and grief into the lives of the survivors and surviving family members of those a ending Bible study at Â“MotherÂ” Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston. And while this and other Â“tragedies are all too commonplace,Â” I applaud our nation and speci cally, the citizens in Charleston, for responding with outpourings of love, prayers, and support of one another in opposition to le ing this tragedy guide how they live. In moving forward, it is critical communities around our nation gain an increased awareness there remain those in our communities that set on wreaking havoc in an e ort to foster discord among us. However, we must remain resolute in not allowing such seeds of discord to take root, sprout up and develop into a viable foe within society. We take on the character of our creator, when we also display our intolerance for those behaviors which sow discord among us.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 2 Above: Left to right, Ed and Sylvia Harvey, USTRANSCOM co ee shop contractors and Lt. Col. Paul Zuluaga, J1, chat with Maj. Elgin Clavecilla, Philippine Army, June 12, during a Philippine logisticians visit to USTRANSCOM. Left: Richard Nelson, USTRANSCOM Foreign Policy Advisor, center, chats with Philippine logisticians, Maj. Rhanjee Lao, Philippine Air Force, left, and Capt. Gaudencio Collado Jr., Philippine Navy, in the USTRANSCOM co ee shop June 12. Photos by Bob Fehringer, USTRANSCOM/PA Philippine military logisticians visit USTRANSCOM
3 Hot rolls with honey butterEnlisted Aide shares culinary skills with local childrenBy Bob Fehringer, TCPAHot rolls with honey bu er, stu ed chicken breast with an herb sauce, jasmine rice, and French-style green beans topped with fried onions, and for dessert, Oreo cheesecake. If you thought this was a menu for a high-end restaurant or an elegant dinner party at the Waldorf, youÂ’d be partially correct. The food was prepared by a professional chef for a group of nine-to-eleven-year-old children in the East St. Louis Christian Activity Center. Master Sgt. Aletha Holliday, a U.S. Army enlisted aide, brought her culinary skills to the center as part of a program to teach the children about etique e and healthy eating. Â“My passion is cooking and volunteering my time to help others,Â” Holliday said. Â“Time is the most valuable gift you can give.Â” As an enlisted aide to high-ranking military o cers for nine years, Holliday has received extensive training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and runs her own catering business. She currently works with Vice Adm. William A. Brown, USN, deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Sco Air Force Base, Illinois. Â“I was introduced to CAC (Christian Activity Center) in August 2014 through a fundraising event that I catered,Â” Holliday said. Â“I instantly wanted to give my time to help out however I could. In early 2015, I was approached with the opportunity to give cooking classes at the center to 4th and 5th graders. I began the cooking classes in February and concluded in May, giving a class every other Wednesday at 1830. Â“I tried to incorporate foods that may be in their pantry at home, so they would be able to take what they have learned home,Â” Holliday continued. Â“My challenge was thinking of foods that kids would enjoy making and eating. My audience base completely shifted from senior military o cers and dignitaries to nineto eleven-year olds.Â” Among the items prepared by the young gourmets were potato-topped mini turkey meat loaves, cheesy turkey bacon cauli ower cups, rotisserie chicken and spinach lasagna turnover, and chocolate-dipped fudge brownie pops. Â“Right before MotherÂ’s Day, we made an omelet in a zip-lock bag,Â” Holliday said. Â“A few of the kids were excited to recreate that for their mothers. I know that there were probably many memorable comments, but all I remember is how they made me feel. They are so full of energy and joy.Â” According to Holliday, the children really enjoyed the classes and often asked sta members when she would return. Â“One of the li le boys who was not in the class asked the question Â‘Can boys can be chefs too,Â’Â” Holliday said. Â“I responded, Â‘Yes,Â’ but that just goes to show how unexposed some of the kids may be and how much of an impact a simple act can make on their kids.Â” Holliday said she wanted to give the children a special treat for their nal class. Â“I prepared a three-course meal and served them,Â” she said. Â“The tables were set as if they belonged in an upscale restaurant. However, there was a lesson to go along with the treat. Annalisa Melton, chief of Protocol, USTRANSCOM, agreed to join us. She taught the kids etique e for proper dining. She gave the youngsters guidelines and the doÂ’s and donÂ’ts of eating out.Â” Holliday enjoyed being with the children as much as they enjoyed her. Â“Being with the kids just made me happy,Â” she said. Â“One of those happys (sic) that makes your heart smile. They are always so full of positive energy. Their energy puts a smile on my face and in my heart.Â”Master Sgt. Aletha Holliday, a U.S. Army enlisted aide, prepares a treat for the children at the East St. Louis Christian Activity Center. Courtesy photo Holliday is surrounded by the children from her cooking class at the East St. Louis Christian Activity Center. Courtesy photo
4By Bob Fehringer, TCPA U.S. Transportation Command hosted two very special guests June 12, David D. Schaper and John Werner, residents of Briarcrest Estates, a retirement community in Ballwin, Missouri. Both men are U.S. Army veterans. Schaper was a WWII B24 gunner and Werner an infantryman during the Korean War. Both saw extensive combat and shared their experiences with a rapt TRANSCOM crowd Werner opened up with stories fellow vet Schaper had never heard. Â“He never told me any of that,Â” Schaper said. Re ecting on his no-nonsense approach to military service, Werner left the audience with a bit of advice. Â“Think before you talk,Â” he said. Â“Bite your tongue if you have to.Â” The pair thanked the audience for allowing them to share their stories, and for their service.USTRANSCOM hosts WWII and Korean War veterans Top U.S. Army veterans David D. Schaper, left, and John Werner listen to an audience memberÂ’s question. Above David D. Schaper talks about his WWII experiences. Left Group photo of SchaperÂ’s crew. Far left Audience member Andrew Daub thanks Schaper for his service. Far left above John Werner talks about his Korean War exploits.
5 Army Birthday run U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command military members begin the U.S. Army 240th Birthday weekend with a 5K run/3K Walk, Friday, June 12. The actual birthday was June 14. Photos by Bob Fehringer, TCPA
6History of TRANSCOM2001-2005War and Transformation, Part 1By Peg Nigra, TCRCThe events of Sept. 11, 2001, transformed not only the country but how U.S. Transportation Command and its components did business. When Air Force Gen. John W. Handy took command of USTRANSCOM and Air Mobility Command on Nov. 5, 2001, the global war on terrorism had been raging for a month. USTRANSCOM was not the same command he had known as commander of the 437th Military Airlift Wing based at Charleston, South Carolina, during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-1991) or as director, Operations and Logistics (TCJ3), USTRANSCOM, from 1993 to 1995. During his record-breaking 1,402-day term as commander of USTRANSCOM and AMC, the command and its components--AMC, Military Sealift Command, and Surface Deployment and Distribution Command--took charge of distribution for the Department of Defense and supported the global war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq at near record levels. During all of this, USTRANSCOM underwent a major reorganization, manpower reduction, and signi cant change in mission. On Oct. 7, 2001, the U.S. and its coalition partners launched Operation Enduring Freedom, a military operation against the terrorist network of Osama bin Laden that claimed responsibility for the Sept. 11 a acks and the Taliban government of Afghanistan that shielded them. Then, on Mar. 19, 2003, the U.S. and its coalition partners launched Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) to remove Saddam Hussein from power after his failure to comply with United NationsÂ’ resolutions. By the end of Gen. HandyÂ’s tour in September 2005, the command and its components had moved over 2.3 million passengers and 5.5 million short tons of cargo, own more than 8,000 aerial refueling missions, and o oaded more than 15.2 billion pounds of fuel, the busiest four-year period in the commandÂ’s history. During OIF, the command changed the way it handled troop deployments and cargo movements from the timephased force deployment data process to using requests for forces and individual deployment orders, a process that allowed the Secretary of Defense to be er control the ow of troops and equipment into the theater. For only the second time in history, on Feb.8, 2003, Gen. Handy activated the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Stage One to gain more long-range wide-body aircraft to support the deployment of forces for the beginning of OIF. Shortly after taking command of USTRANSCOM and AMC, Gen. Handy recommended to Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld that strategic transportation--USTRANSCOMÂ’s primary mission--be integrated with wholesale supply--the Defense Logistics AgencyÂ’s responsibility--under a single combatant command to streamline shared processes in support of war ghters. Although Secretary Rumsfeld decided against merging USTRANSCOM and DLA, on Sept. 16, 2003, he designated the USTRANSCOM commander the Distribution Process Owner for the DOD. DPO responsibilities included improving the Â“overall e ciency and interoperability of distribution related activities--deployment, sustainment and redeployment support during peace and war,Â” and serving as Â“the single entity to direct and supervise execution of the Strategic Distribution system.Â” Key components to the success of USTRANSCOMÂ’s DPO mission were receiving portfolio management responsibilities for DODÂ’s information technology systems related to distribution in July 2004 and limited acquisition authority in August 2004. Gen. Handy used the DPO authority to transform support to the war ghter. He and Maj. Gen. Robert T. Dail, Director, TCJ3, developed the U.S. Central Command Deployment Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC), a USTRANSCOM-like entity to work joint transportation and distribution issues in the theater of operations at the combatant commander level. Sta ed with personnel from USTRANSCOM, the components, services, and DLA, the CDDOC deployed to Kuwait on Jan. 16, 2004. The CDDOC was so successful it became the template for DDOCs at all the regional combatant commands. According to Maj. Gen. Dail, the DPO mission took the command Â“from the management of assets to management of whatÂ’s in those assets, and how best to deliver capability to a nal, forward, hand-o location.Â” Ask the HistorianBy Peg Nigra, TCRCQuestion: What is the correct order for the emblems? D.V.W. Answer: Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Military Sealift Command, Air Mobility Command, Joint Transportation Reserve Unit, and Joint Enabling Capabilities Command. The order for the component commands is based on Service establishment: Army and, Navy in 1775, and Air Force in 1947. Order for USTRANSCOMÂ’s two subordinate commands is based on date of establishment: Joint Transportation Reserve Unit in 1990, and Joint Enabling Capabilities Command in 2008. Contact the Research Center at 618220-5807 if you have any questions regarding emblems or the use of the TRANSCOM emblem. Question: I keep hearing about a Â“ValentineÂ’s Day Memo.Â” What is it and why is it important? Thanks. And by the way, I like the history displays on the rst oor of B1900E. I.R.P. Answer: The Â“ValentineÂ’s Day MemoÂ” refers to the memo signed by Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney on Feb. 14, 1992, giving USTRANSCOM its peacetime mission. USTRANSCOMÂ’s mission, as stated in early drafts of the commandÂ’s implementation plan, was to be the Department of DefenseÂ’s single manager of transportation during war and peace. The services felt the peacetime role was inappropriate and it was dropped from the nal implementation plan that Secretary of Defense Casper W. Weinburger approved on Apr. 10, 1987. After Operation Just Cause in 1989 and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 to 1991, it was apparent that USTRANSCOM needed the peacetime role to in order to e ectively transition from peace to a wartime footing. CheneyÂ’s memo became the commandÂ’s peacetime charter. On Mar. 26, 2003, 15 C-17s took o from Aviano Air Base, Italy, headed for the austere air eld at Bashur, Iraq, in the rst ever combat air delivery of personnel with C-17 aircraft. Archive photo
Facilities and Safety CornerWe are in the process of contracting for several projects throughout the USTRANCOM buildings. This work will be accomplished later this summer and into the fall. The projects include: Building 1961 Replacing the east side chiller plant and associated electrical distribution system Replacing the duct work, air conditioning systems, and ceiling in the large open o ce area on the south side of the building Replacing exterior siding, facia and painting the outside of the building Building 1900 Replacing the handicapped door opener in west lobby Replacing carpet with tile in selected break rooms Sprucing up the Seay Auditorium Installing new air conditioning return air system in TCJ2-O area Replacing several security doors in TCJ2 and TCJ3 area Building 1990 Renovating east wing 2nd oor for TCSG permanent o ce area The status of these projects and the many other projects in progress is available on the TCCS-FM Sharepoint site. 7 Navy Reserve chief meets with JTRU sailors Navy Vice Adm. Robin Braun, chief of Navy Reserve, meets with members of the Navy Element serving with the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit at USTRANSCOM. Braun visited the St. Louis metropolitan area June 5 to meet with local Navy Reservists and thank area business leaders for their support during the year-long commemoration of the centennial of the Navy Reserve. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPACNO visits USTRANSCOMU.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, commander, USTRANSCOM, welcomes U.S. Navy Adm. Jonathan William Greenert, right, Chief of Naval Operations, to USTRANSCOM. Greenert visited the St. Louis metropolitan area June 4 to meet with local Navy sailors and tour the headquarters. Photo by Rob Wieland, TCPA
Recognitions Arrivals: Master Sgt. Jason Galaway, TCJ1 Lt. Col. Chad Morris, TCJ5/4 Lt. Col. Kevin Bynum, TCSG Maj. Michael Clive, TCJ5/4 Capt. Leslee Roderick, TCJ5/4 Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hong, TCJ2 Maj. William Laase, TCJ5/4 Nicole R. Rohead, ERC-B John McAllister, TCJ3 Senior Chief Pe y O cer Neal L. Polk, TCJ2 Pe y O cer 3rd Class Justin G. Lee, TCJ3 Senior Chief Pe y O cer James F. Wi s, TCJA Ryan J. Oliver, TCAQ-I Emily Tift, TCAQ-P William Henderson, TCAQ-P Michael Muskopf, TCAQ-I Cedric L. Mitchell, TCJ6-PT Adrian J. Rivera, TCJ3-S Departures: Col. Andrew Regan, TCJ3 Cmdr. David A. McNu TCJ3 ITC Raymond B. Angsioco, TCJ5/4 Cmdr. Christopher D. Marrs, TCJ3 Cmdr. Kenneth D. Smith, TCJ6 Pe y O cer 2nd Class Marvin M. Craft, TCJ6 Brig. Gen. Darren James, TCJ3 Master Sgt. Jason Lowe, TCIG Col. Dallis Barnes, TCJ3 Maj. Michael Triple TCJ2 Ken Stogner, JA Promotions: Nicole R. Rohead, ERC-B John McAllister, TCJ3 Ryan J. Oliver, TCAQ-I Emily Tift, TCAQ-P William Henderson, TCAQ-P Michael Muskopf, TCAQ-I Maj. Guy Meyer, TCJ1EditorÂ’s note Ranks of all services are wri en in the Associated Press Style format, which is the journalism standard for uniformity of printed material in any form of the news media. We realize individual branches have their own style, but that is used for individual-service-oriented material. Col. Charlie Velino, former CommanderÂ’s Action Group chief, receives his new insignia with the help of family members son, CJ, daughter, Jessi, and his parents John and Kathy Velino and Gen. Paul J. Selva, commander, USTRANSCOM. Velino was reassigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, where he will command the 15th Operations Group. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPA Brig. Gen. (retired) James Swanson, former Chief Counsel, USTRANSCOM, left, and Ken Stogner, Law O ce manager for JA, read StognerÂ’s retirement certi cate during StognerÂ’s retirement ceremony May 29. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPA