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SARASOTA, Fla. - U.S. Army Soldiers with the Florida National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive - Enhanced Response Force Package load supplies as part of their response to Hurricane Ian, Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022. Soldiers and Airmen were joined by emergency responders from other states as they mobilized to support the local community.(Photo by  Sgt. Neysa Huertas Quinones
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SARASOTA, Fla. - U.S. Army Soldiers with the Florida National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, and Explosive - Enhanced Response Force Package load supplies as part of their response to Hurricane Ian, Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 29, 2022. Soldiers and Airmen were joined by emergency responders from other states as they mobilized to support the local community.(Photo by Sgt. Neysa Huertas Quinones)

Thousands of Guardsmen Supporting Hurricane Ian Response

Story by Sgt. 1st Class Zach Sheely, National Guard Bureau

September 29, 2022

ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 5,000 National Guardsmen from multiple states are positioned across southwest and central Florida to help communities devastated by Hurricane Ian.

Florida Guardsmen and others from Louisiana, New York and Tennessee – with more on the way from Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, South Carolina and Montana – are standing by to provide direct support in the wake of the catastrophic storm, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Navy Lieutenant Commanders James McCabe (left) and James (Jamie) Losse (right) pose in front of various naval artifacts in the second-floor breezeway at USTRANSCOM’s headquarters building at Scott Air Force Base. They, along with Navy Lieutenant Commander Nick Adema are TRANSCOM’s Strategic Sealift Officers (SSOs). (photo by Oz Suguitan)

Navy Lieutenant Commanders James McCabe (left) and James (Jamie) Losse (right) pose in front of various naval artifacts in the second-floor breezeway at USTRANSCOM’s headquarters building at Scott Air Force Base. They, along with Navy Lieutenant Commander Nick Adema are TRANSCOM’s Strategic Sealift Officers (SSOs). (photo by Oz Suguitan)

Merchant Mariners are vital to USTRANSCOM’s mission and National Defense Strategy; Combatant Command thanks Strategic Sealift Officers during World Maritime Day

Story by U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND Public Affairs

September 29, 2022

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (Sep. 29, 2022) – World Maritime Day is celebrated today, this last Thursday of September, to honor the tireless work of the international maritime industry workers. The safe and reliable international shipping industry is the foundation of the global free market, and it is vital to the worldwide mission that U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) performs to project the Joint Force anywhere, anytime, or nation calls.

Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers and civilian employees with the Camp Dodge Department of Public Works work to secure a historic railcar for transport at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, on Aug. 3, 2022. Three flatbed railcars, a ramp and a short length of track were installed on Camp Dodge in the 1980s and served as a rail load training site for Soldiers for several years before railway operations became largely obsolete in the Iowa National Guard. Rather than scrapping the railcars, the Camp Dodge Training Center arranged to have them transported to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, Iowa, for historical preservation. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tawny Kruse)

Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers and civilian employees with the Camp Dodge Department of Public Works work to secure a historic railcar for transport at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, on Aug. 3, 2022. Three flatbed railcars, a ramp and a short length of track were installed on Camp Dodge in the 1980s and served as a rail load training site for Soldiers for several years before railway operations became largely obsolete in the Iowa National Guard. Rather than scrapping the railcars, the Camp Dodge Training Center arranged to have them transported to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone, Iowa, for historical preservation. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tawny Kruse)

Historic Iowa National Guard railcars preserved at Boone Railroad Museum

Story by Staff Sgt. Tawny Schmit, Joint Force Headquarters - Iowa National Guard

September 28, 2022

JOHNSTON, Iowa – In September 1989, Camp Dodge Training Site purchased three flatbed railcars from the Chicago & North Western Transportation Company in Boone, Iowa, and began construction on a rail load training site on post. More than three decades later in August 2022, an intriguing coincidence played out as Iowa National Guard Soldiers and Camp Dodge Department of Public Works employees worked together to transport those same railcars to the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum in Boone for historical preservation.

“We’re very thankful to the Iowa National Guard for transporting these historic flat cars,” said Mike Wendel, director of the museum. “We’re in the process of deciding exactly how we’re going to utilize them, but we’re just thrilled to have them.”

Lt. Col. Gilbert Louis Diene from Sengal (left) and Lt. Col. Frank Livingston from the United States in engage in a discussion during a breakout secession of the USTRANSCOM  International Logistics Symposium, held September 20-22,2022 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.(Photo by Adam Sanders)

Lt. Col. Gilbert Louis Diene from Sengal (left) and Lt. Col. Frank Livingston from the United States in engage in a discussion during a breakout secession of the USTRANSCOM International Logistics Symposium, held September 20-22,2022 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.(Photo by Adam Sanders)

USTRANSCOM International Logistics Symposium brings 30 countries together

Story by ANDRÉ KOK, U.S. Transportation Command Public Affairs

September 23, 2022

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (September 23, 2022) – One hundred twenty attendees representing 30 countries, including representation from every U.S. combatant command attended the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) International Logistics Symposium at Scott Air Force Base, held September 20-22, 2022.

“It’s a great opportunity to really celebrate the global nature of what we do as a core business. The ability to strengthen partners and allies at the grassroots level is absolutely critical for our number one priority, and that’s ready today as well as for the future,” said Rear Adm. Philip Sobeck, USTRANSCOM Strategic Plans, Policy and Logistics Director. “Also, it emboldens our ability to strengthen our partnerships, the teamwork that’s required to do global logistics.”