The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

September 8, 2021


On September 11, 2021, the United States will humbly, but with resolve, remember those who were lost in New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia when our sovereign US homeland was attacked by terrorists twenty years ago. Nearly 3,000 were killed that day and more than 6,000 injured—mostly innocent civilians. From those early moments in the aftermath, our national character and our daily life were remolded and continues to shape our society even today. NDTA remembers the sacrifice of those heroes we lost and their families. Likewise, we remember those first responders, all who have served in uniform, and our engaged citizens who ensure Americans remain free from future attacks and horrific acts of inhumanity. NDTA offers a moment of silence in honor of them. We will never forget. 


Attend NDTA Committee and Subcommittee Meetings and Gain Valuable Insights

The NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting offers a unique opportunity for attendees to attend and observe an open NDTA Committee or Subcommittee meeting.  You can test the waters of being an NDTA committee member by attending one of these meetings on Thursday, October 21, 2021, and see the value they offer.  You will hear committee members and government/military representatives discuss critical issues relevant to the industry, and collaborate on issues, solutions, education, and industry best practices. […READ MORE…]


Navy Develops Modular “CONSOL” Capability to Refuel Oilers at Sea

By Edward Lundquist

A key to persistent presence is the ability for US Navy warships to remain at sea for extended missions. The key to those extended patrols is to be resupplied while on station by the Navy’s Combat Logistics Force (CLF) that delivers fuel, ammunition, and stores to the fleet at sea. […READ MORE…]


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Defense Department Establishes Supply Chain Resiliency Working Group

On Aug. 30, Gregory Kausner, performing the duties of Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, established a department-wide supply chain resiliency working group to address systemic barriers currently limiting supply chain visibility, conduct resiliency assessments, and develop effective mitigation actions. […READ MORE…]


FEMA Continues Ida Response and Recovery Efforts

A week after Ida’s landfall in Louisiana, FEMA has given more than $165 million in grants to Louisiana survivors to help them begin their recovery. FEMA also received more than 13,500 National Flood Insurance Program claims from the affected states for processing. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks


New Artificial Intelligence Initiatives, Buy American Increase Advancing in House NDAA
(Federal News Network)  The House Armed Services Committee advanced a fiscal year 2022 policy bill this week that would boost military artificial intelligence efforts and increase Buy American requirements, among numerous other provisions added to the legislation. The big news from the committee’s markup came when it voted by a 42-17 margin to increase the FY 22 national defense budget by $25 billion beyond President Biden’s request.

Owner-Operator Model Analyzed at Legal Conference
(Transport Topics)  For decades, the trucking industry’s use of independent owner-operators has been a delicate, but successful, dance between the business and personal needs of motor carriers and contractors. Now, the contractor model’s future is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

House Committee Votes to Temporarily Postpone Space Command Relocation
(The Hill)  U.S. Space Command won’t be switching from Colorado to Alabama just yet after a recent House panel vote stalled the transfer.


ATSG Subsidiary PEMCO Delivers Second Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi
(Air Transport Services Group, Inc. [ATSG])  ATSG subsidiary PEMCO Conversions has delivered a second Passenger-to-FlexCombi™ converted aircraft to Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, an internationally recognized provider of tailored aviation and business solutions in the Middle East.

CWTSatoTravel Releases Fall Compass Newsletter
(CWTSatoTravel)  The fall issue of CWTSatoTravel’s Compass newsletter is now available. Check out articles on what to expect from air travel, hotel a la carte pricing, FY2022 Per Diem Rates, and much more.

Crowley and Shell to Build and Charter Largest LNG Bunker Barge in US
(Crowley)  Crowley Maritime Corporation has signed a long-term time charter with Shell NA LNG, LLC, providing for the building and operation of a new, U.S.-built, LNG bunker barge. Upon construction, the barge will be the largest Jones Act-compliant vessel of its kind, helping to expand current network capacity and meet demands for cleaner energy.

Atlas Air and Sharp Technics K Enter Joint Venture Memorandum of Agreement for a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Facility at Incheon International Airport
(Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.)  Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Atlas Air, Inc. has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to enter into a joint venture with Sharp Technics K to develop a dedicated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at Incheon International Airport (ICN) in South Korea. The maintenance facility is expected to open in 2025.

AIT Worldwide Logistics Opens New Location in Biberach, Germany
(AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.)  AIT Worldwide Logistics continues to expand its European footprint with the opening of a new office in Biberach, Germany, located in an area of the country that is home to many prominent life sciences and pharmaceutical companies.

Agility, International Rescue Committee to Train Youth in Côte d’Ivoire
(Agility)  Agility and the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization that provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to populations affected by conflict and other catastrophes, have partnered to provide entrepreneurship and life skills training to youth in Côte d’Ivoire.


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