The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

March 22, 2022


NDTA Travel Industry Members Recognized for Contributions

Congratulations to Amtrak, Avis Budget Group, Choice Hotels International, CWTSatoTravel, Enterprise, SAP Concur, and Wyndham! Recently, these seven NDTA members from the travel industry were recognized with the NDTA Corporate Distinguished Service Award for 2022. The award is presented annually to corporate members that have provided outstanding service in support of the Association’s goals and programs at the local and national levels.


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DoD Announces Release of JADC2 Implementation Plan

In the current global security environment, the United States military faces agile adversaries who increasingly seek to undermine its strategic and operational strengths by impeding, and, where possible, denying its command and control (C2) capabilities. The ability of the U.S. military to regain and maintain information and decision advantage is one of the Department’s top priorities. […READ MORE…]


NDTA Scott-St. Louise and Washington DC Chapters Hosting Events This Thursday, March 24!

Scott-St. Louis Chapter Social Event
Join the Scott-St. Louis Chapter for drinks, pizza, and good company on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 4-7 pm CDT. The festivities will take place at Peel Wood Fired Pizza, located at 104 S Cherry Street, O’Fallon, IL 62269.

Washington DC Chapter Webinar
Mark your calendar for March 24, 2022, from 12-1 pm EDT as the Washington DC Chapter presents an informative webinar, Russia’s War on Ukraine and the Implications for Global Supply Chains. […READ MORE…]


New Initiative to Improve Supply Chain, Increase Data Sharing Launches

By Sharon Lo Managing Editor, Defense Transportation Journal and The Source

On March 15, the Biden-Harris Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation announced the launch of a major supply chain initiative, Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW), to help speed up delivery times and reduce consumer costs. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

The War in Ukraine:

What the Army Can Learn From Operation Warp Speed
(Defense News)  When then-U.S. Army Materiel Command Chief Gen. Gus Perna got a call from Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley asking Perna to delay his retirement to run the operation to develop and deliver COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics to the American population, Perna didn’t hesitate to accept the challenge. In a recent interview, Perna reflects on the achievements of Operation Warp Speed as well as the lessons learned.

2023 Budget Drops on March 28, But Details Will Be Missing
(Breaking Defense)  President Joe Biden’s fiscal 2023 budget will hit the streets on March 28, and it’s looking to be a record-breaking year for defense spending. Despite the good news for the defense industry in terms of funding, the five-year trajectory of defense spending could be unclear for weeks after the budget’s release.

U.S. Troops Will Likely Be in Iraq for Years to Come, Central Command Boss Says
(Military Times)  About six months after the U.S. ended its longest war, the outgoing head of U.S. Central Command hinted that U.S. involvement in Iraq is probably going to go on even longer.


WELCOME New NDTA Corporate Member
Please join NDTA in welcoming our newest Sustaining member National Corporate Housing, Inc!

A Private Company has Evacuated 6,500 People from Ukraine
(Defense One)  President Joe Biden repeatedly made clear that he would not send American troops to evacuate people stuck in Ukraine at risk of sparking a “world war,” but that doesn’t mean evacuations aren’t happening. Global Guardian, a private security firm and NDTA member, is evacuating Ukrainians who work for Western companies and their families.

Lounge Access and New Partnerships: CWTSatoTravel Spring 2022 Compass
(CWTSatoTravel)  The spring issue of CWTSatoTravel’s Compass newsletter has sprung! Inside this issue read about lounge access for military members, Sato Group’s partnership with the first DOD-approved motorcoach in Hawaii, TSA’s precheck expansion, and more.

Hapag-Lloyd to Acquire Container Liner Business of Africa Specialist Deutsche Afrika-Linien (DAL)
(Hapag-Lloyd)  Hapag-Lloyd and German carrier Deutsche Afrika-Linien (DAL) have signed a framework agreement under which Hapag-Lloyd will acquire the container liner business of DAL.

AAR Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Collins Aerospace’s Goodrich De-Icing & Specialty Heating Systems Business
(AAR CORP.)  AAR has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Collins Aerospace’s Goodrich De-Icing & Specialty Heating Systems business. Through this agreement, AAR will provide airlines, other aircraft operators, and MROs globally with de-icers and supporting products.


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