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Island Insight Submission: : Arsenal Traffic/Construction Building/Space Closures Active Duty/Reserve Zone Safety Spotlight Equal Opportunity Focus Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) MWR Leisure Travel Office Child, Youth & School Services Army Community (ACS) Employee Assistance Program Education/Training Review Defense Commissary Agency/PX Arsenal Archive Healthbeat Notes for Veterans Car Pooling Announcements Around the Q.C.ASC Gains New Mission, Becomes Logistics Center of Gravity: The transfer of Directorate of Logistics operations from the U.S.Army Installation Management Command to the U.S.Army Materiel Command formally took effect on Oct.1.
The U.S.Army Sustainment Command, a subordinate command of AMC which is headquartered on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., will manage DOL operations.The transfer covers 73 DOL locations, 49 in the United States and 24 overseas, and comes after 24 months of detailed planning.
The Directorate of Logistics provides supply, equipment maintenance, transportation, ammunition management, laundry, bulk fuel, property book, and food services at Army installations.The total DOL workforce encompasses about 5,000 civilian employees, 100 military personnel, and 18,000 contractors.The DOL transfer is being done with existing resources, and so will not result in an immediate change in employment levels at ASC Headquarters or at any DOL locations.
Wharton, commanding general of ASC, stated that the transfer shapes the future of military logistics support.
"With this transfer of
Oct.1: Child Health Day Oct.
1-5: Drive Safely Work Week Oct.3: 4-H National Youth Science Day Oct.4: National Depression Screening Day Oct.7: 11th Anniversary of the Beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan Oct.7: National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Day Oct.7-13: Fire Prevention Week Oct.
7-13: National Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct.8: Columbus Day (Federal Holiday) Oct.9: Leif Erikson Day Oct.13: U.S.Navy 237th Birthday Oct.14-20: International Credit Union Week Oct.15: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day Oct.15: White Cane Safety Day Oct.15-21: National Drug-Free Work Week Oct.
15-19: National School Bus Safety Week Oct.16: National Boss's Day Oct.
16: National Feral Cat Day Oct.
16: World Food Day Oct.16: National Day of Concern about Young People and Gun Violence Oct.18: International Credit Union Day Oct.20: Sweetest Day Oct.
22: Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day Oct.24: United Nations Day Oct
27: RIA Military Retiree Appreciation Day Oct.31: Halloween Nov.4: Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov.
6: Election Day Nov.8: Honor Flight of the Quad Cities Nov.10: U.S.
Marine Corps 237th Birthday Nov.11: Veterans Day Nov.12: Veterans Day Holiday (For most federal employees this will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes) the Directorate of Logistics to ASC, we now have an Army Sustainment Command presence on every Army post, camp and station in the United States," Wharton said.(More)
Shoulder to Shoulder, Soldiers Stand Down Against Suicide: In 2011, 283 Soldiers took their lives.In the continuing effort to combat suicide in its ranks, our Army has mandated a Service wide Stand Down day.In support of the mandate, First Army is holding its Stand Down Day Oct.
4 on Rock Island Arsenal.(More)
Transporter Receives Highest Transportation Corps Honor: "Whoever shall behold the image of Saint Christopher shall not faint or fall on that day," states the Legend of Saint Christopher from the U.S.
Army Transportation Corps' induction ceremony narrative.The legend goes on to say that depictions of Saint Christopher were shown opposite the entrances to churches so passers-by could look upon them 'and be fortified.' Those words are spoken when the Transportation Corps bestows upon one of its own something given only to the best in the transportation community - induction into the Military Order of Saint Christopher.A person who works in the Transportation Corps, or a 'Transporter,' can be recognized for their contributions for a particular mission or instance involving moving the force by being inducted into the Honorable Order of Saint Christopher.(More)
ACC-RI Employees Build Leadership Skills: Two Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employees graduated from the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program on Aug.
23 in Washington D.C.Julie Lawrence, contract specialist in the Information Technology Division, and Mary Beth Landphair, contract specialist in the Reachback Division, graduated during a ceremony held at the Pentagon Auditorium, concluding a nearly year-long program featuring a series of courses that focused
on recruiting and developing future leaders.(More)
ASC Guest Speaker Tells Story Of Daughter's Suicide: To some, she was just a number.
To the Defense Department and Veterans Affairs, she was another alarming veteran suicide statistic.
But to Barbara Davis, it was her daughter.
Davis, who served as a one of several guest speakers during the Army Sustainment Command's suicide prevention 'stand down' day Sept.
27, delivered a riveting personal account of her daughter's death during her first public presentation.(More)
President Signs Continuing Resolution, Extends Pay Freeze: President Barack Obama signed a continuing appropriations resolution (H.J.Res.
117) Friday, that will provide funding for the federal government and extend the federal pay freeze through Wednesday, M
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