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USTRANSCOM: Time Capsule.

Continuing the precedence set upon USTRANSCOM's 10th Anniversary, a Time Capsule was prepared of memorabilia contributed from within the Command and from partner organizations. Items reflect events, policies, relationships, and actions that have defined the organization over the past 10 years. The Time Capsule itself is noteworthy--an ultra modern Joint Modular Intermodal Container (JMIC), a pallet/crate hybrid being developed for shipping all types of cargo via all modes of transport. The JMIC was loaded, locked, and the key presented to General Schwartz, who in turn handed it over to Doctor Jay Smith, charged with its safekeeping. A partial listing of mementoes that tell the story of TRANSCOM follows.

FROM MS. JOLYNN BIEN

(the only plank owner still serving at TRANSCOM)

* Command Group photo, September 2007; Global Patient Movement brochure, reflecting the most important but least heralded mission--movement of the injured from the battlefield to treatment facilities.

* Program from the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit's 2006 Anniversary Ball, signifying the critical role played by the Reserve Component.

* Flag from Detainee Movement Mission, symbolizing support for the Global War on Terror.

* Blackberry hand phone used by senior leaders and staff officers to communicate when away from the office.

FROM SDDC, TRANSCOM'S ARMY COMPONENT

* 75mm shell casing from ceremonial salute during SDDC's arrival and flag raising at Scott AFB, August 2007.

* The "Golden Container Award" representing SDDCs efforts to manage commercial shipping containers for the DOD to prevent costly charges upon late return.

* Guidon from the 1st Army Joint Task Force Port opening.

FROM MSC, TRANSCOM'S MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND

* MSC flag flown above dozens of MSC ships around the world, highlighting global nature of the command.

* Commemorative coin marking MSC's 50th Anniversary in 1999.

* Plaque recognizing USNS Paul Buck (photo), MSC tanker in support of Operation Deep Freeze, to symbolize MSC's brave role in harsh environments as part of the DOD transport team.

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FROM AMC, TRANSCOM'S AIR COMPONENT

* Commemorative coin acknowledging the activation of a portion of the CRAF in February 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; the second time CRAF has been activated in the 51-year existence of the program.

* The safety pin from a Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS), which uses steer able parachutes and global positioning guidance to deliver cargo from high altitudes with accuracy. JPADS is proving its value in Afghanistan. (photo)

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* A coin, patch, and scarf of the Phoenix Ravens, specially trained security personnel that protect AMC aircraft and crews transiting high threat areas. The Phoenix Raven Program is 10 years old this year. (photo)

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FROM 375TH AIRLIFT WING

* A piece of asphalt commemorating the new TRANSCOM parking lot opened April 2007 and symbolizing the infrastructure support provided by the Wing.

* 375th Airlift Wing commemorative coin.

* Array of vehicle stickers no longer required for base access.

FROM COL KENNETH WAVERING, USAF (RET.), Former TRANSCOM member and current President of NDTA Scott-St. Louis Chapter

* 60th NDTA Anniversary pin, September 2004.

* "Interstate 50" Key chain signifying 50 Years of the Defense Highway System, June 2006, known today as the Interstate System.

* Copy of the Association's 10-Year Strategic Plan.

FROM THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA)

* Strap from an air line of communications pallet representing nearly 200,000 pallets shipped from DLA Distribution Centers in the last decade.

* Military Shipping Label printed on a Passive RFID tag, which together with Active RFID technology has greatly improved in-transit visibility of cargo worldwide.

* Documents relating to the development of the Integrated Data Environment/Global Transportation Network Convergence Program enabling TRANSCOM and DLA to bring IT Programs together under the same acquisition management framework.

FROM THE US MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (MARAD)

* Copy of the just concluded MOU between TRANSCOM and MARAD transferring maintenance management of fast sea lift ships to MARAD Administration and symbolizing continued and long-standing partnership in support of the war fighter.

FROM THE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE FIELD ACTIVITY

* Pen/Pencil Set representing support of TRANSCOM Operations and Intelligence Communities.

FROM THE JOINT MUNITIONS COMMAND

* Command Coin in honor of partnership to manage conventional ammunition for the DOD.

FROM MS. VANCE HULLER

Served as Executive Secretary to all 8 TRANSCOM Commanders

* Items of Public and Personal Side of Commanders serving over the past decade: General Charles T. "Tony" Robertson, Jr. (14 September 1999 Memo from LTG Henry Glisson, DLA Director, accepting proposal to team build "Global Distribution for Our Customers," marking first step in TRANSCOM's role as the Distribution Process Owner (DPO) for the DOD, and a can of Diet Mountain Dew, General Robertson's signature beverage.)

General John W. Handy (16 September 2003 Memo from SECDEF Donald Rumsfeld designating TRANSCOM Commander the DPO, the most significant mission change since the Command received its peacetime charter in 1992, and a packet of Earl Gray Tea, General Handy's preferred beverage.)

General Norton A. Schwartz (Revised DOD Directive commonly called the USTRANSCOM Charter and new DOD Instruction, both published in July 2007, which institutionalize and define the DPO's role, and M & M's, the snack of choice in General Schwartz's office.)
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Title Annotation:GOVERNMENT NEWS*; United States. Transportation Command
Publication:Defense Transportation Journal
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2008
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