Veronica Villalobos gives remarks at observance. Force Provider Modules are being set up in West Africa. Kelly Mulder displays plaques Oct. 22. Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Soldiers stand with students after the Bettendorf Middle School job fair Oct. 17. 405th AFSB personnel set up equipment for ASC communications exercise. Freedom Rock. Spc. Travon Barrow salutes Col. Shane DeBusk, commander, 407th Army Field Support Brigade, prior to receiving a commander’s coin. Participants of the 404th AFSB’s first Motorcycle Mentorship Program check ride enjoy the Pacific Northwest scenery, Sept. 12. Kuwait Col. Waleed Al Dieie, and Col. Robert A. Dawson, commander, 402nd AFSB, arrive at the Area Support Group – Kuwait DoL, Sept. 3. Retirees gather with family members after ceremony. CSM Cheryl N. M. Greene, 402nd AFSB, and CSM. Angel C. Clark, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, reminisce at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Patriot surface-to-air missile system at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. 401st AFSB recognized for safety.
Inclusiveness, diversity needed in 21st century, SES says

Veronica Villalobos, director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Personnel Management, Washington, D.C., gives remarks during the Rock Island Arsenal 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance, Oct. 23. This year's theme is "Hispanics: a Legacy of History, a Present of Action, and a Future of Success." (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

ASC assists in combating Ebola in West Africa

Shown are Force Provider Modules being set up in West Africa. The U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s Army Prepositioned Stocks program is sending 25 there in support of Operation United Assistance from assets stored in Livorno, Italy. (Photo by Fluor) Click here for the full article.

ASC honors LAR of the Year in headquarters ceremony

Kelly Mulder and her son, Nathaniel, display the plaques she received for being named the U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s Logistics Assistance Representative of the Year for 2013 after a ceremony Oct. 22 outside ASC headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. Standing with them is Maj. Gen. Kevin O’Connell (left), commanding general of ASC and RIA, and ASC Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer. Mulder is with the 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

RIA Soldiers visit Bettendorf Middle School career fair

Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Dupree (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Jason Urquhart, members of the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, stand with students after participating in the Bettendorf Middle School Annual Career Fair Oct. 17. The duo, both assigned to the Army Sustainment Command which is headquartered at the arsenal, spoke to eighth-graders about the benefits of serving in the Army and finished up with a question and answer session about what it’s like to be a Soldier. (Photo by Michelle Bruty, BMS) Click here for the full article.

ASC conducts worldwide communications exercise

Mark Dillingham, director of information technology management, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and Spc. Larry Saddler, 405th AFSB Command Group driver, set up equipment at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, Sept. 12, in preparation for Army Sustainment Command’s communication exercise, COMMEX 14-2. The exercise, conducted Sept. 15, involved ASC headquarters personnel and subordinate units from around the globe. (Photo by Steven Stanfill, 405th AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Artist to unveil Freedom Rock for local Gold Star Family

Annie Cox, wife of Staff Sgt. Nathan Cox, who was killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, paints the Gold Star, which symbolizes the loss of a family member in service to the nation, on the Freedom Rock in LeClaire, Iowa, Oct. 8. The artist will unveil the rock in a ceremony on Sunday, October 12, on the banks of the Mississippi. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Shannon Wright, ASC Public Affairs Office) Click here for the full article.

407th AFSB recognizes Soldier for perfect score

Spc. Travon Barrow salutes Col. Shane DeBusk, commander, 407th Army Field Support Brigade, prior to receiving a commander’s coin as Col. Robert Hildebrandt, detachment commander, Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element (left), and Lt. Col. Brian McNulty, multi-functional logistics action officer, 407th AFSB, look on. (Photo by Jeffery Kent, 407th AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

404th AFSB conducts Motorcycle Mentorship Program check ride

Participants of the 404th Army Field Support Brigade’s first Motorcycle Mentorship Program check ride enjoy the Pacific Northwest scenery, Sept. 12. (Photo by Scott Nelson, 404th AFSB Safety Office) Click here for the full article.

402nd AFSB engages with Kuwait Ministry of Defense

Kuwait military Col. Waleed Al Dieie, commander, 35th Armored Brigade, and Col. Robert A. Dawson, commander, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, arrive at the Area Support Group – Kuwait Directorate of Logistics building, Sept. 3, for a meeting to discuss Army sustainment “best practices.” (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Annette Simon, 402nd AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

VIDEO REPORT: 14 retire in quarterly RIA ceremony

One Soldier and 13 civilians were honored in a retirement and retreat ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Sept. 25. Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center commander, Col. David Luders (right), presided over the ceremony held in Heritage Hall. Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs, files this video story. (Photo by Tony Lopez, JMC Public Affairs) Click here to watch the video.

Top female Ordnance Soldiers reunite in Kuwait

Command Sgt. Maj. Cheryl N. M. Greene, command sergeant major, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Angel C. Clark, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command, reminisce at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 6. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Annette Simon, 402nd AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

APS-5 partners with 3-43 ADA for Patriot Missile System test

U.S. Army Pfc. Robert Pearl, left, and Spc. Atlee Steever, both with 1st Battalion 43rd Air Defense Artillery, power up a Patriot surface-to-air missile system at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Aug. 29, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Barney) Click here for the full article.

401st AFSB awarded safety streamer

Brig. Gen. Donnie Walker Jr., commanding general, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, displays the Safety Excellence Streamer that was attached to the 401st Army Field Support Brigade guidon during a ceremony at the brigade headquarters on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 1. He was assisted by 401st AFSB Command Sgt. Maj. Wendy Robinson Click here for the full article.

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