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By Knowledge Management USTRANSCOM J6 personnel are working hard to upgrade technology for the USTRANSCOM workforce. Since earlier this year, J6 and partner organizations have migrated workstations to Windows 10, introduced a new portable electronic device policy and rolled out USTRANSCOM NIPR WiFi to selected conference rooms and command suites. One of the next initiatives is a migration to SharePoint 2013. According to USTRANSCOM SharePoint and TMT Functional Manager Geo rey Phillips, this initiative will support the command’s overall e ort to become more collaborative. SharePoint 2013 will include an enhanced look and feel, be er service performance and increased collaboration. “Think of the O ce 2013 upgrade. Although the upgrade was very minor, there were many added bene ts,” Phillips said. “The increased functionality will enhance our business processes and e ect change in the way we streamline processes.” Once the migration is complete, Phillips said TCJ6 will establish a small test group to conduct a deep dive into the new features. This group will be comprised of key stakeholders with a variety of backgrounds and skillsets from across the command. The goal of that group, he said, “is to determine if there are areas that can enhance our current business processes.” Unfortunately, the SharePoint migration has been postponed due to a delay with server approval at Air Mobility Command. “USTRANSCOM receives our SharePoint services through the Air Force and, as such, we are customers to them. Once we have additional information, we will share it with the workforce.” Until then, Phillips recommends the workforce start cleaning up their team’s SharePoint site. “All of your data will automatically migrate,” he said. “But, an upgrade is a great time for you to review and delete any old or obsolete les or information from your page.” Information about cleaning up a SharePoint site can be found on the TCJ6 SharePoint page. Chief Master Sgt. Ma hew Caruso, USTRANSCOM senior enlisted leader, signs his Air Force Assistance Fund Pledge Form. The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual e ort to raise funds for the charitable a liates that provide support to our Air Force family in need (active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and our dependents, including surviving spouses). AFAF campaign began April 7 and continues through May 16. To contribute, contact your directorate’s key worker or Master Sgt. Derek McKay,, 220-6090 or Master Sgt. Deborah GilillandSwar deborah.a.gilillandswar .mil@mail. mil, 220-7716. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPA 2 Chaplain’s message 3 GPMJAB conference 4 Teammate spotlight 5 Cyber roundtables 6 TRANSCOM history 7 Uncle Sam’s camels


By Chaplain Lt. Col. Leslie Forbes-Mariani The rst Mother’s Day was observed over 100 years ago, started by Anna Jarvis who loved and honored her mother and wanted a day to remember mothers and their sacri ces for the family nationally. The day was originally celebrated with carnations, white for mothers who have died and colored for mothers still alive. Handmade cards were given telling of the love families had for their mothers. When the orists and greeting card companies latched on to the celebration and promoted the holiday, Anna Jarvis, who worked so hard to start the holiday, was very unhappy it had become so commercial. That was more than 100 years ago. Can you imagine what she would think today? Anna then spent the rest of her life trying to have it removed from the calendar. Urban legend has it that at the end of her life Anna was destitute and living in a nursing home, and the orist industry paid for her burial. True or not, they are happy about the holiday. The phone tra c is extraordinary, the price of owers doubles and restaurants are packed on Mother’s Day. When I was in the second year of college, I wrote a note to my mother expressing my gratitude for the years of care and love. She told me it was her favorite gift ever. Later when I graduated from college, my mother and I began a new stage in our relationship. We began to see each other as adult women with dreams, hopes and fears. We started to be real friends. When my mother died 13 years ago, I lost not just my mother but one of my very best friends. I have been blessed over the years to have many amazing women in my life who have been as a friend and mother to me. Some of you might not have had such wonderful relationships with your mothers. In fact they might have been adversarial, or neglectful or abusive relationships. God wants to heal you and possibly bring people into your life who stand in the place of your mother. Three places to start are learning to forgive, communicating appreciation, and accepting the other for who they are without the “But” or “If” words. Proverbs 31 is the picture of the blessed Mother. Proverbs 6:20-22 “don’t forsake your Mothers teaching.” Ephesians 6:1-3 “children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Love is what makes the di erence. U.S. Transportation Command O ce of Public A airs 508 Sco Dr. Sco AFB, Illinois 62225-5357 h p:// Email: transcom.sco Phone: (618) 220-4999, DSN 770-4999 FAX: (618) 229-2811, DSN 779-2811 Commander Gen. Darren W. McDew, USAF Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, USA Chief of Sta Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., USAF Senior Enlisted Leader Chief Master Sgt. Ma hew M. Caruso, USAF Chief of Public A airs Cmdr. David Nunnally, USN Deputy Chief/Plans and Policy Maj. Nichole L. Downs, USA Superintendent Master Sgt. Jason Galaway, USMC Community Relations Lisa M. Caldwell Transporter Editor Bob Fehringer Editorial Assistance Lisa Caldwell and Peg Nigra An electronic version is available at: h p:// Grip ‘n Grins Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command, speaks to members of U.S. Transportation Command and its component commands March 30 in the Seay Auditorium. Perna was the seventh guest in USTRANSCOM’s 30-4-30 Distinguished Speaker Series, an initiative to celebrate the command’s 30th anniversary in October 2017. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPA


By Lt. Cmdr. Liza Soza, TCSG The USTRANSCOM command surgeon hosted the annual Global Patient Movement Joint Advisory Board Conference April 11-13 on behalf of the USTRANSCOM Commander Gen. Darren W. McDew. The conference was held at the Global Reach Planning Center, Sco Air Force Base, Illinois. This year’s theme was Patient-Focused Patient Movement: Planning for the Future. There are four GPMJAB working groups focused on transportation and logistics, clinical operations, information management and technology and joint forces synchronization. These working groups provided the surgeon with recommendations toward global patient movement policy guidance, processes and equipment standardization and patient movement enabling information support systems. The GPMJAB’s overall objective is to optimize casualty care and safety during patient movement in the multimodal platforms in air, land or sea domains from the point of injury through nal disposition. This event was the largest single patient movement conference convened with 150 a endees to include eight partner nation delegates. A endees of the advisory board membership included the tri-service surgeon’s general and interagency representatives. The agenda was lled with informative brie ngs, working groups, socials, and dinners to promote various communities of interest in DOD patient movement. Gen. McDew provided closing comments and said the advisory board’s recommendations enhance the DOD’s ability to provide safe, e cient and e ective patient movement. “This GPMJAB was a very productive meeting and will help to provide the right vector for the future of DOD patient movement in the future,” said Col. Anthony Waldroup, chief, Global Patient Movement Requirements Center. Above Group Captain (Col.) Mark Hutchinson, AF\SG3, Aerospace Medicine Interoperability Division, addresses conference participants. Left Conference participants listen to a speaker. Photos by Bob Fehringer, TCPA By Lisa M. Caldwell, TCPA U.S. Transportation Command has its 30th Anniversary this year and a number of commemorative activities are planned. According to Peg Nigra, USTRANSCOM assistant historian, the command was established April 18, 1987, and activated July 1, 1987. “We celebrate our activation on 1 October,” said Nigra. The 30th Anniversary Commi ee includes Army Capt. Anthony Ezell, chairman, Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Gro co-chairman, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Coyle, Jr., treasurer, Air Force Sta Sgt. Samuel Phillips, secretary, and representatives from each directorate. “The commi ee is working hard to ensure everyone at USTRANSCOM can enjoy events designed to honor this monumental year,” said Ezell. May 2, a Chick l-A fundraiser will be held in the Building 1900 rst oor break room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12, a golf tournament fundraiser will be held at the base Cardinal Creek Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m. June 10 and 11, information on USTRANSCOM and its component commands will be available at the Sco Air Force Base Airshow and Open House. June 30 is USTRANSCOM Day at Busch Stadium, with Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, USTRANSCOM commander, slated to throw the opening pitch. The command Color Guard will present the colors, command military and civilian members will display a large U.S. ag on the eld and a command video will be played on the jumbotron. July 1 is the Veiled Prophet Parade in St. Louis. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Flournoy, USTRANSCOM chief of sta will be a distinguished guest, command military and civilian members will ride on an Armed Services oat and there will be a joint services formation. Other activities include highlighting USTRANSCOM Aug. 5 and 6 at the Homecoming in Mascoutah, Illinois, and Sept. 15 and 16 at the Oktoberfest in Belleville, Illinois. The culminating function is Oct. 6 when USTRANSCOM hosts a Joint Services Ball. “Watch ww2 announcements, marquees and campus posters for additional fundraisers,” said Ezell. “They are intended to o set costs for junior enlisted and junior civilian members to a end the ball.” If you have 30th Anniversary questions or want to volunteer, email the commi ee: ustc30thanniversarycommi


By Lisa M. Caldwell, TCPA Chris Gouveia, a human capital development specialist in U.S. Transportation Command’s Manpower and Personnel Directorate and a retired Air Force master sergeant, a ended Squadron O cer School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, from Feb. 27 to March 31, 2017. Gouveia, who has been with the command nearly one year, applied for SOS last year during the Air Force Personnel Center’s Civilian Developmental Education call. “When I was still with Air Mobility Command, the AMC/A1 deputy director gave a mentorship brie ng on developmental opportunities available to civilian employees,” he said. “He stressed the programs are strictly voluntary and although supervisors can recommend, it’s up to us to pursue.” Gouveia was part of an SOS ight with 13 Air Force company grade o cers. “The best thing about SOS was the camaraderie within my ight and how quickly I was accepted as part of the team,” he said. “I was able to pass on my perspective as a civilian and retired enlisted member, and get their perspectives as junior o cers.” According to Gouveia, the most stimulating part of SOS was the timed problem-solving team exercises and the critical thinking involved to complete them. “Although challenging, the sense of accomplishment brought our team even closer,” he said. Gouveia advises civil servants who want to apply for developmental education to read all the information about the courses. “For example, in-residence SOS requires you to pass a physical training test within 30 days of a ending, because there are activities where being t helps your team,” he said. Gouveia said the SOS curriculum taught him valuable leadership lessons. “I was able to immediately apply knowledge and skills from the classes in se ing visions and goals, team building, decision making, hands-on exercises, followership, critical thinking, Air Force doctrine and feedback,” he said. “A ending SOS was an incredible experience, and I’m grateful to my family, TCJ1 and the J1-C team for supporting me in this venture,” said Gouveia. “I encourage all civilian employees to consider their education options.” More information about CDE is available at this link: h p:// By Rob Wieland Hq. SDDC Public A airs Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (April 13, 2017) Commanding General Maj. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan announced the winners of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s 2017 Best Warrior Competition. U.S. Army Sgt. Luis Cruz and Pfc. Robert Nelson, both from the 597th Transportation Brigade, have earned the titles of SDDC NCO and Soldier of the Year. SDDC brought its top Surface Warriors to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri April 10-12 for a series of grueling mental and physical challenges to determine the best in the command. Competitors from each of SDDC’s ve active duty brigades travelled from the far reaches of the globe to represent their units, in hopes of representing the command in the Army Materiel Command competition held this coming July. Winners of the AMC competition will go on to compete at the Army-level. “This year’s competition was extremely close. After three days of competition, it came down to the di erence of decimal points in their scores,” said SDDC Senior Enlisted Leader Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Kevin McKeller. The rst day of competition saw competitors perform the Army Physical Fitness Test, the Physical Endurance Course and the famous Ft. Leonard Wood Land Navigation Course. If that wasn’t enough, competitors were then given a wri en exam to test their mental acuity after more than 12 hours of demanding physical activity. During the second day, the competitors arose before the sun to zero and qualify with their U.S. Army M-4 ri es. Upon completion of their quali cation rounds, the Surface Warriors performed a simulated medevac mission by carrying two li er patients to a casualty collection point more than a mile from the range. Once at the CCP, the next test was to perform Army Warrior Tasks/Ba le Drills. To conclude this 12-hour day, the soldiers once again took a wri en exam, testing their soldier skills and knowledge of U.S. Army history. The third day began with a 3 a.m. wake-up for a 20-kilometer ruck march, with most of the competitors completing the event before sunrise. Once nished, they were ushered oneby-one into the Question and Answer Board, which was led by the SDDC command sergeant major and the ve brigade enlisted leaders. “We changed around the board this year so that the soldiers would be physically exhausted,” said McKeller, “They came into the board still feeling the e ects of the ruck march.” Thirty minutes after the last board was completed, the NCO and Soldier winners were announced during an awards ceremony luncheon that concluded the three-days of arduous physical and mental challenges. “This year was much harder than last year,” said Cruz, who was a runner up in the 2016 competition. For the rst time in a few years, both competitors came from the same unit. They o ered a reason for their success. “We pushed each other every day and we would calculate each other’s points to see where we stood amongst our competitors,” said Nelson. Army Sgt. Luis Cruz, 597th Transportation Brigade, and SDDC 2017 NCO of the Year, crawls under an obstacle during the SDDC 2017 Best Warrior Competition.


By TCPA U.S. Transportation Command hosted 25 Flag O cers, General O cers, and Senior Executive Service personnel, as well as 16 national-level cyber experts from commercial industry and academia February 23 at the command’s third Cyber Roundtable at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, Illinois. USTRANSCOM’s Cyber Roundtables are designed to improve the command’s understanding of adversarial use cyberspace to degrade USTRANSCOM’s mission, as well as enable command leadership to address the challenges and vulnerabilities inherent in executing their global logistics mission on behalf of the Department of Defense and other government agencies. “Because of the knowledge gained at the Cyber Roundtables, the command and the joint deployment and distribution enterprise have moved beyond merely thinking about cyber and are now taking the necessary steps to mitigate operational mission risk by prioritizing and addressing critical concerns,” said Brig. Gen. Angela Cadwell, director of USTRANSCOM’s Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Systems directorate. Kristin French, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense of Logistics and Material Readiness, said the collaborative format of USTRANSCOM’s Cyber Roundtables is also making a di erence throughout the DOD. “USTRANSCOM is impressive because they rst look inside and see themselves, then they take that expertise and enable us at DOD to help USTRANSCOM make sure their cyber systems are safe… it is a true team e ort, “ said French. “We appreciate what USTRANSCOM does to sustain the war ghter, from here in the continental United States to the tip of the spear, the work you have done has been phenomenal.” The command’s third Cyber Roundtable focused on the cyber resiliency of the JDDE through indepth discussion and analysis of three critical components: global critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, transportation data vulnerabilities and actions necessary for mission assurance in a contested cyberspace domain. “These three aspects of cyber resiliency are critical so USTRANSCOM not only survives a cyber-a ack, but also endures and ghts through any cyber-related incident no ma er the degree of severity,” said Gen. Darren W. McDew, USTRANSCOM commander. “After listening and learning from national-level experts at the roundtable, USTRANSCOM will endeavor to holistically integrate critical infrastructure components, such as national power grid, and the appropriate federal, state and local agencies who oversee commercial air and sea ports, into our planning calculus,” continued McDew. “More importantly, we are taking steps to work more closely with industry partners, who largely reside and operate outside of our military cyber networks.” To accomplish this e ort, the command constantly evaluates and prioritizes cyber-dependent shortfalls, with daily e ort to close evolving, critical gaps in cyber assurance. According to Cadwell, two e orts will help ensure the gaps are closed – rst, the command must accelerate the transition of data and applications into a more resilient and reliable cloud environment, and second, USTRANSCOM must recruit, hire and retain a next generation workforce who can ensure the command’s systems are safe from future cyber threats. Dr. Jim Waldo, chief technology o cer of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who moderated the Cyber Roundtable’s Data Protection discussions with other leaders from Harvard, the Naval Postgraduate School and commercial cybersecurity experts, echoed the importance of people in achieving cyber resiliency. “These are people who can make a di erence,” said Waldo. “I haven’t seen a collection of talent like this, both in the audience and in the speakers, anyplace else and I hope there will be continued discussion and actionable items that USTRANSCOM can do to protect its networks and make their operations more secure… as an academic and engineer, I never expected to be helping the military and I am delighted I can.” On the evening of May 7, all vehicles must be removed from the Huyser House parking lot by 5 p.m.. Why Continuation of generator replacement project for 1900E/W. On Monday morning (May 8), a crane will install the generator for 1900E. Impact The Huyser House parking lot and areas/sidewalks adjacent to the project area will be closed to all non-project personnel during the lift. Duration Starting May 7 at 5 p.m. and ending May 9 at 6 a.m...barring any unforeseen circumstances/ issues.


By Peg Nigra, TCRC When asked how he went about setting up a new combatant command, Air Force Gen. Duane H. Cassidy said, “The rst thing you do is get a tenacious colonel who knows how to sweep oors, y airplanes and do everything else, and his name is Dave Hinton. We brought him in from Europe and said, ‘Dave, we’d like you to start this command up. We’ll be back in a couple of weeks.’” Air Force Col. David S. Hinton didn’t remember it quite like that, but did remember thinking it was going to be a lot of hard work and that he was probably the right person for the job. He told Dr. James K. Ma hews, the command’s rst historian, that he was probably the only colonel in MAC [Military Airlift Command] who had both operations and transportation experience. “I’m not bragging,” he continued. “I felt like I would be comfortable doing it and I knew I would enjoy it, because it was something new to sink my teeth into.” His marching orders were to get the command organized, nd a space for the command, hire the right people and plan the activation ceremony slated for Oct. 1, 1987. The USTRANSCOM Implementation Plan provided Hinton the framework on which to build the command. Hinton knew Gen. Cassidy’s general o cer selections for directors would report for duty in August and September and hired Air Force colonels to ll those director slots in the interim. All the while he was hiring the best and brightest people he would nd, Hinton oversaw the selection and renovation of the command’s rst headquarters building, P-4, the former 23rd Air Force headquarters building. Renovations were nished in time for the activation ceremony held on Oct.1st. Gen. Cassidy selected Air Force Maj. Gen. John E. “Jack” Gri th to be his director of operations and logistics (TCJ3/J4). He told the panel held during the USTRANSCOM 20th Anniversary celebration, “Jack had the credibility of knowing everything and everybody in Air Force transportation and logistics.” Gri th enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 and spent the next nine years in KB-29 and KC-97 air refueling squadrons. He graduated from O cer Candidate School in 1957. His last few assignments before accepting Cassidy’s o er in September 1987 were as MAC’s deputy chief of sta for air transportation; as director of transportation, Headquarters, U. S. Air Force; and as commander, Defense Fuel Supply Center, Alexandria, Virginia. Gri th led the e ort to write the command’s concept of operations and to that end sent a team to every war ghting combatant commander to nd out what they expected of USTRANSCOM. With this information, Gri th and his team wrote the CONOPS and listed 17 command goals. Most important were the rst three goals: 1) act as the focal point for common user transportation planning and execution during contingency operations; 2) integrate common user transportation systems to achieve optimal intermodal capability; and 3) develop a global transportation capability to satisfy national security requirements. This last goal resulted in the development of the Global Transportation Network that served the command for more than 20 years and through two Persian Gulf Wars. Gen. Cassidy’s personnel selections made long-lasting contributions to the command’s continued success. Find out more about the early movers and shakers of the command in the June Transporter. Wednesday, May 17 9:30am-1:30pm FEATURED EXHIBITORS AFL Accutech Anixter Axis Communications Checkpoint Software Technologies AFSPC Cyberspace Support Squadron (CYSS) Exfo FCN Iron Bow Technologies Maxcell Maxspace Microtech NCS Technologies NexTech Solutions OneVision Solutions and many more The NDTA will host its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser at the Orchards Golf Club in Belleville at 7:30 a.m. on May 5th. NDTA awards $22,000 to local students and supports veteran’s organizations such as the Fisher House, The Joseph Center and The Wounded Warrior Project. Please see the website (h p://www.ndtasco for more information or contact Jane Clarke (jclarke@vets-inc. com) to register. The Women’s Veteran Stand Up is a St. Louis VA annual event that honors woman veterans who have served any branch of the military, guard, active or reserve by providing services and information on various agencies. This free event is open to women vets only; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Busch Student Center, Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108. Free on-site child care, parking & food. For more information and to register, call 314-977-5452, or 314-652-400 ext. 51428, Lore a.


By Dr. Robert Sligh, TCRC It was an unusual sight on May 14, 1856, at the Indianola, Texas, docks when a cargo of 39 camels were unloaded from the USS Supply. It had been over a year since Congress appropriated $30,000 to buy the beasts for a test of their ability to move cargo across the deserts of the Southwest. Lt. George H. Crosman rst lobbied the War Department to give camels a try in 1836. His entreaties fell on deaf ears until 1847 when he and Maj. Henry C. Wayne wrote to Mississippi Senator Je erson Davis, chairman of the Senate Military A airs Commi ee. Davis was won over. In 1851, Davis began pressing for funds to import camels and Arab drivers. When Davis became Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce in 1853, the project nally had a powerful champion. Davis eventually overcoming opposition from the “mule lobby,” which sold mules to the government and others, and got the $30,000 appropriation. The “Camel Corps” was based at Camp Verde, Texas, and ran experiments from there. One involved a contest between three wagons, each pulled by six mules, versus six camels. It took the mules ve days to make the round trip to San Antonio, each wagon returning with 1,800 pounds of oats. The camels took just two days, carrying 3,648 pounds. Several other tests con rmed the camels’ ability and speed. Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee gave them high praise after using them on a long patrol. In early 1857, a second batch was imported and moved to California. However, shortly thereafter James Buchanan became president and Secretary Davis was out of o ce. John B. Floyd replaced him. Floyd continued the experiments. In long distance expeditions the camels continued to prove their superiority to mules and horses. Floyd praised the camels and wanted to purchase 1,000 more. Congress was not convinced. The start of the Civil War in 1861 ended the experiment. The camels at Camp Verde fell into rebel hands and were used to transport salt and carry the mail around San Antonio. The Union herd, now located in Los Angles, languished unwanted and unemployed. The Confederate army did not have a camel corps, other than those few captured at Camp Verde. But “back east” they did have at least one in service. “Douglas” was not an Army camel pressed into CSA service. Douglas was a privately owned camel that accompanied his owner, Lt H. Hargrove, Comp. B, 43rd Mississippi, to war. In the 1850s there was a camel craze, especially in Alabama. Hundreds were imported for farm work. Douglas was one of them. During the war, he was used to haul o cers’ mess. However, the pack mules did not like him. They stampeded at the ba le of Iuka, Mississippi, when Douglas got too close. Douglas served during the Vicksburg campaign and endured most of the siege, that is, until a Yankee sniper killed him. Douglas is buried in Vicksburg’s Cedar Hills Cemetery. Most of the Union herd was sold at auction before the war ended. The Camp Verde herd was returned to the U.S. Army, but was sold in 1866. Many of the ex-Army camels eventually escaped from, or were abandoned by, their civilian owners. They and their decedents were seen, now and then, here and there for many years after. A young Douglas MacArthur saw one in 1885 at Ft. Selden, New Mexico. Some people claimed to have seen them into the 1940s. The rst leg of the Army camels’ journey to the United States is depicted in this illustration by Gwinn Heap. The drawing was used for Je erson Davis’s report to Congress in 1857. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) May 1, 1987 USTRANCOM announced its command nucleus was in place at Sco Air Force Base, Illinois. May 2, 1989 Gen. Duane H. Cassidy, Commander in Chief, US Transportation Command, visited the Chairman and Service Chiefs to press the “67 Must Have” billets issue. 1990 The Department of Defense released its statement “Department of Defense Transportation Policy.” May 29, 1990 The USTRANSCOM Deputy Commander in Chief established the command Awards Board. 1991 USTRANSCOM Operations and Logistics Directorate was assigned o ce of primary responsibility for Global Transportation Network. 2000 USTRANSCOM and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service signed a Memorandum of Agreement to allow DFAS to evaluate USTRANSCOM’s accounting infrastructure. 2002 USTRANSCOM and the Defense Logistics Agency expanded Strategic Distribution to PACOM. 2003 USTRANSCOM TCJ2 stood up a state-of-the-art integration center. The Joint Operations Integration Center provided operational intelligence and security information in support of rapid execution planning, deployment, employment and sustainment of mobility forces around the globe. May 2, 2005 Maj. Gen. Butch Pair, chief of sta directed Force Protection move under and report to TCJ3 to provide enhanced support to TRANSCOM forces and assets around the world. The Joint Sta and other COCOMs already have the Force Protection function imbedded in the J3. May 19, 2005 USTRANSCOM received the Lindbergh Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, St. Louis Section, in recognition, honor and appreciation for the extraordinary work performed by the men and women of the command.


Editor’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 publications. Parting shots Cmdr. John D. Sowers, TCJ6 Lt. Cmdr Stephen Darring, TCJ3 Sta Sgt. Noel Riosortiz, TCSG Maj. Paul Licata, TCJ3 Chief Pe y O cer Monte Johnson, TCJ3 Tech. Sgt. Amanda Chase, TCSG Chief Master Sgt. Richard Johnson, TCJ3 Sta Sgt. Timothy Onderko, JECC Spc. Shaun White, JECC Lt. Col. Tanya Harrison, TCJ2 Pe y O cer 1st Class Vakerie Blasewi JCSE Cmdr. William Speaks, JPSE Pe y O cer 2nd Class Thomas McLees, TCJ2 Lt. Cmdr. Eugene Dawson, TCJ3 Sta Sgt. Joshua Gora, JECC Capt. Joost Verduyn, JECC Pe y O cer 1st Class Ameyer Adams, TCCC Senior Chief Pe y O cer Amy Oliva, JCSE Cmdr. Benjamin Cone, JPSE Lt. Cmdr. Brian Evick, JPSE Tech. Sgt. Andrew Thorpe, TCJ2 Capt. August McClung, TCJ5/4 Kirk Barley, JECC Reynaldo Cabanas, JECC Ma hew Mihelcic, TCJA Bernade e Wood, TCCC Sta Sgt. Bernice O. Gyambrah, DCS Ramstein Sta Sgt. John Ki Wan Kim, DCS Ramstein Right Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., USTRANSCOM chief of sta welcomes a group of Air Mobility Command civic leaders to the command April 11. Left Master Sgt. Tarha Mazyck presents the command brie ng to the civic leaders. Photos by Bob Fehringer, TCPAJunior Service Member Senior Airman Collin McGhee, JECC Service Member Tech. Sgt. Courtney Wright, JECC Senior Service Member Master Sgt. Michael Smith, JECC Company Grade O cer Lt. Alicia Mendoza, TCJ2 Field Grade O cer Maj. Bryan Sparkman, TCAC Volunteer Tech. Sgt. John Tarpley, TCJ2 Civilian Category I Anna Nelson, TCSG Civilian Category II Quinton Gordon, JECC Civilian Category III William Fugate, TCAQ Recognitions By Bob Fehringer, TCPA The American Society of Military Comptrollers annual ly recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of its chapters, membership and the defense nancial management community through its awards program. This program encompasses individual and team achievement awards, scholarships, educational grants, an essay contest, chapter recognition and a variety of other individual based awards. Members of the U.S. Transportation Command Program Analysis and Financial Management Directorate (J8) were extremely well-recognized for their accomplishments in all three areas of the program.Finance – Randy Janisch; Accounting – Vonnie Calcagno; Budgeting – Emily Neimeyer Intern/Trainee – Amanda Schmersahl; Acquisition/Cost Analysis – Natasha Edwards Small Team – Michael Wolney and Roland Dubose Large Team – TWCF Rates Cost Recovery and Rates Alignment: Kelsey Klaus, Chris Tancredi, Jordan Righter, Harold Mitchell, Adam Analia and Katie KizzireIntern/Trainee – Amanda Schmersahl Acquisition/Cost Analysis – Natasha Edwards Large Team – TWCF Rates Cost Recovery and Rates Alignment: Kelsey Klaus, Chris Tancredi, Jordan Righter, Harold Mitchell, Adam Analia and Katie Kizzire Headquarters and Major Command Level (Team) – TWCF Rates Cost and Rates Alignment – Timothy Landvogt, Kyle Wiesemeyer, Shannon Krievs, Jasolyn Evans, Judy Schomaker, Pamela Sellers, Kelsey Klaus and Chris Tancredi Headquarters and Major Command Level (Individual) – Audit Readiness – Jessica Haddock