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Pvt. Jacob Mayor, an Arizona Army National Guard utilities and equipment repairer, installs the spider gear on the hub of a M1078 light medium tactical vehicle at the TACOM LCMC Fleet Management Expansion Directorate at Fort Benning, Georgia.

How TACOM supports the joint fight

The TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) is one of the Army Materiel Command’s (AMC’s) three LCMCs. Its mission is to deliver sustainable readiness by operationalizing essential functions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. 

This composite image displays TACOM’s unit insignia from 1967 and today. The image of the first insignia was printed in the January 1967 issue of The Detroit Arsenal News.

This Month in History: Operation ‘‘Red Ball’’

ATAC personnel played a vital role in a recent two month operation involving the air shipment of truck engines from the Air National Guard base at Detroit’s Metropolitan Airport to Vietnam.

Command Sergeant Major, Ian C. Griffin

TACOM LCMC Welcomes Its 22nd Command Sergeant Major

A standing room only crowd of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command soldiers and civilians welcomed their 22nd Command Sergeant Major, Ian C. Griffin, and said goodbye to outgoing Command Sergeant Major Jesse L. Sharpe, Jr., at a change of responsibility ceremony on Friday, June 23 at the Detroit Arsenal.

Eric Loggins uses the Anniston Army Depot Industrial Complex Integrated Information Tracker to determine the next item to be worked, based on the priority list. Photo by Mark Cleghorn, Anniston Army Depot

Portable system provides eyes on parts, processes

ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The depot's new visual management system is the brainchild of the installation's commander, Col. Martine Kidd.   

This composite image displays TACOM’s unit insignia from 1967 and today. The image of the first insignia was printed in the January 1967 issue of The Detroit Arsenal News.

This Month in History: ATAC Responds To Emergency

Editor’s note: The following article is part of a series of stories and graphics reprinted from TACOM or Army Tank Automotive Center (TACOM’s predecessor) newsletters in 1967 in honor of the command’s 50th anniversary. The terms “ATAC” and “TACOM” are interchangeable throughout this series. This story ran in the August issue of “The Detroit Arsenal News.”

Ken Polk, Armed Forces Sports, presents the Men’s Singles third place plaque to Sgt. First Class Damian Codrington May 8 at the 2017 Armed Forces Bowling Championship. The tournament took place at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 5-8.

TACOM bowler strikes it big at armed forces tourney

When Sgt. 1st Class Damian Codrington decides to do something, he goes big. 

According to its website, the GKMMC addresses the needs and concerns of military and Department of Defense civilian riders through education, safety knowledge and the shared joy of riding.

Arsenal motorcycle club seeks riding enthusiasts

Manny Gonzales loves riding his motorcycle on Michigan’s backroads, away from the traffic and congestion on the interstates. He doesn’t use a map. A right turn here, a left turn there and he might find himself driving along a scenic lake or pulling up to an antique shop or second-hand store that he wouldn’t otherwise find. He may not know where he will end up but he can always follow his GPS home.

This composite image displays TACOM’s unit insignia from 1967 and today. The image of the first insignia was printed in the January 1967 issue of The Detroit Arsenal News.

This month in June TACOM history

John Stefanich and Billy J. Nichols, both from the Physical Science Laboratory, visited the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, where officials from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration conducted a Sotran test on June 14 and 15.


TACOM welcomes new deputy chief of staff

After serving for nearly 16 years in the Integrated Logistics Support Center, Annette Riggs began serving as TACOM’s new deputy chief of staff last month.


This month in history

The U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), engaged in developing, producing, supplying, and maintaining weapons, equipment and other materiel for the Army, consists of a nationwide network of 87 military installations and 89 activities.


TACOM supervisor eyes ‘Mr. Universe’ title

When he is not busy performing his duties as a shelf life management team supervisor in TACOM’s Integrated Logistics Support Center, where he supervises 10 people, Marvin Elmore devotes much of his time to bodybuilding.


This month in history: Bill Holley helps Korean orphans

In far off Korea, Bill Holley is America for the 176 orphans at the Ham Kwang Christian Orphanage at Kwang-Ju. He spends a lot of time with these homeless waifs trying to instill a little cheer into their young lives. Through his efforts, these children lead a little better life.


Crash test dummies help TARDEC mitigate blast injuries

It doesn’t take a genius to know that injuries to Soldiers from roadside bombs and their resulting vehicle crashes could take a serious toll on readiness, the Army’s No. 1 priority. In fact, when it comes to testing materials or providing data to evaluate solutions to reduce injuries during these events, it takes a real dummy.


Army program mitigates avalanche threat in Western states

Using military artillery to control avalanches is not new to the Army, which did it in Europe during WW II and was the first to successfully do it in the U.S., according to a paper on the program’s history written by Doug Abromeit. In 1949, according to the former director of the Forest Service’s National Avalanche Center, two Forest Service employees convinced the Utah National Guard to fire 75 mm French howitzer rounds into avalanche zones above Alta Ski Area. The Army has governed the ACP ever since to keep ski resorts and other forestry locations open, reduce roadway closures, and protect motorists and mountain villages from deadly avalanches.


TACOM teammate instrumental in saving friend’s life

At about 8:30 on the morning of the Fourth of July, 2016, while vacationing in Ludington, Michigan, with family and friends at a resort on Hamlin Lake, Eric Bradley was sleeping when there was a frantic knock on the door. Bradley, a lead logistics management specialist for the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, opened the door to find his friend Connie Hansen, who had rushed over because her husband, Mark, was gasping for air and she could not wake him up.
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