The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

October 6, 2022


Registration is Open for 2023 GovTravels Symposium

The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) in association with the General Services Administration (GSA) are excited to host and announce the opening of registration for the 2023 GovTravels Symposium, February 27 – March 1, 2023, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. […READ MORE…]


Why the Government Segment Needs Specialist Housing Providers

By Jason Moore, Director of Government Sales at 3Sixty

With many industries rebounding after the pandemic, the Department of Defense (DOD) and other Federal Agencies are starting to sanction more business trips once again. […READ MORE…]


DC Chapter Young Leaders Event Tonight

Are you interested in using your knowledge and expertise to mentor young professionals who are driven to grow their careers in the transportation and logistics fields? Are you interested in learning from seasoned transportation and logistics professionals in the government and industry sectors? […READ MORE…]



By Mike Walton, US Transportation Command Public Affairs

On Oct. 1, 1987, U.S. Transportation Command, “a command born out of need,” was established. Gen. Duane Cassidy, our first commander, described and understood that need better than anyone. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Hackers Maintained Deep Access Inside Military Contractor’s Network, U.S. Officials Reveal
(CyberScoop)  U.S. cybersecurity, law enforcement, and intelligence officials revealed on Tuesday that sophisticated hackers infiltrated a likely U.S. military contractor and maintained “persistent, long-term” access to their system.

Air Force Grounds Most C-130Hs Due to Cracked Propeller Barrels
(Defense News)  The Air Force has grounded most of its older C-130H Hercules cargo planes and variants due to a problem with their propeller barrels. Air Mobility Command confirmed a wide swath of its C-130H fleet, which numbered 128 at the beginning of fiscal 2022, is unable to fly, and it’s unclear how long it will take to replace all the defective propeller assemblies.

Proposed Legislation Could Expand Education Benefits, Veterans’ Access to Commercial Driver’s Licenses Amid Trucking Shortage
(Stars and Stripes)  Two senators have introduced a bill that would allow schools with trucking programs to expand veterans’ access to commercial driver’s licenses as the trucking industry faces a shortage of drivers across the country.

Putin’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Looks Even Worse Through a China Lens
(Defense One)  Vladimir Putin just had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. And it wasn’t just about losses in Ukraine or having to announce conscription at home. A series of meetings—and what was said and wasn’t said at them— has revealed just how much Russian influence is weakening even in its once spheres of influence, and how China is taking advantage.

US May Establish New Command in Germany to Arm Ukraine: Report
(Defense News)  A new mission is being established at U.S. European Command’s headquarters in Germany to oversee how the U.S. trains and equips Ukrainian troops, according to a report by the New York Times.


ARC CEO Testimony to Congress on the State of the U.S.-Flag International Fleet
(American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group)  Read testimony from ARC CEO Eric Ebeling given before the US House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.

Atlas Air Takes Delivery of New Boeing 747-8 Freighter
(Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.)  Atlas Air, Inc. has announced it has taken delivery of a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. As previously announced, this is the second of four new 747-8 Freighters ordered by Atlas Air in 2021. These are the last 747-8 Freighters ever to be produced by Boeing.

Maersk Expands Green Fleet With $1 Billion Order for Vessels
(Tranport Topics)  A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, one of the world’s largest oil consumers, ordered six large containerships that can sail on green methanol as part of the transport giant’s plan to become carbon neutral.


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