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Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim hosted U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s top leader at the battalion headquarters, Coleman Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 worksite, in Mannheim, Germany, Aug. 12. The commanding general of ASC, Maj. Gen. David Wilson, was greeted by leaders from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and AFSBn-Mannheim at the APS-2 worksite and given an operations and capabilities briefing.
Stephanie Kramer, the director of Base Support Operations Maintenance, shows the 405th Army Field Support Brigade command team, Col. Crystal Hills and Command Sgt. Maj. Terrell Brisentine, the inside operations of one of BASOPS Maintenance’s equipment maintenance and repair facilities, Aug. 9, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
The director of Base Support Operations Maintenance, Stephanie Kramer, presents 40-year length of service certificates to Sabine Diener and Herbert Albersdorfer at the BASOPS Maintenance headquarters in Grafenwoehr, Aug. 10. Diener and Albersdorfer also received certificates of recognition from the State of Bavaria for their 40 years of employment with the U.S. Army.
The 405th Army Field Support Brigade commander, Col. Crystal Hills, passes the brigade colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Terrell Brisentine during his assumption of responsibility ceremony Aug. 4 at Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh, in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The passing of the unit colors to Brisentine symbolizes the exact moment he became the command sergeant major of the 405th AFSB. (Photo by Elisabeth Paqué)
Army Maj. Gen. Robert Burke, the V Corps deputy commanding general for support, talks with Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at the Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 turn-in site at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Aug. 3. During his visit, Burke watched members of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade and the 1st ABCT conduct joint preventative maintenance checks and services, and he met with 1st ABCT Soldiers to discuss the turn-in process and hear their experiences. (Photo by Maj. Patrick Connelly)
The 405th Army Field Support Brigade command team pose for a group photo with team members from Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim and Coleman Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 worksite. Army Col. Crystal Hills and Command Sgt. Maj. Terrell Brisentine conducted an APS-2 site visit to Coleman and received an operations briefing from AFSBn-Mannheim Aug. 5 to gain a better understanding of the battalion’s current missions and future transition to APS-2 support operations in Poland.
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The Army Field Support Battalion-Africa intelligence and operations noncommissioned officer in charge, Sgt. 1st Class Tehran Jones, lays flowers at the base of the memorial site for Manrico Ducceschi, also known as Pippo, during a Italian-American commemorative ceremony in Pianaccina Pian di Novello, July 31. “I will continue to support this ceremony as long as I'm stationed here,” said Jones. (Photo by Elena Baladelli)
Army Col. Crystal Hills, the commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, receives a briefing, and Bryan Stinekens, a quality assurance specialist at the Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 Zutendaal worksite in Belgium, briefs the 405th AFSB commander and interim Command Sgt. Maj. Randy Leyba on opening, inspecting and maintaining a Multi Role Bridge Company interior bay. Hills and Leyba visited the APS-2 sites at Zutendaal and Eygelshoven, Netherlands, July 28-29, as part of her APS-2 battlefield circulation as the new commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade.
Sebastian Mann, a food service specialist with Logistics Readiness Center Stuttgart, prepares vegan waffles at the Originals Café warrior restaurant located on Panzer Kaserne. “I cook a lot of plant-based and vegan cuisine. For me, it’s a stress reliever, it’s good and it’s easy,” Mann said. “Especially for Soldiers, vegan options make sense.” (Courtesy photo)
Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and personnel from the 405th Army Field Support Brigade conduct a joint inventory on Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 M1 Abrams tanks and associated secondary equipment and basic issue items at Grafenwoehr, Germany. The 1st ABCT, 3rd Inf. Div. has been deployed to Europe for about six months and will be redeploying to Fort Stewart, Georgia, soon. When the armored brigade arrived in Germany, the 405th AFSB issued a full ABCT’s worth APS-2 armored vehicles and equipment pieces to them. (Photo by Maj. Leonard Weschler)
Hong Miller, the director of the Army’s Civilian Human Resources Agency, and Roy Wallace, the Army’s assistant deputy chief of staff for personnel (G-1) at the Pentagon, (center) visited the APS-2 site to gather information and ask questions about personnel requirements at the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s newest APS-2 site, currently under construction in Powidz, Poland. The 405th AFSB’s AFSBn-Mannheim will re-designate to AFSBn-Poland and assume mission command of the APS-2 site there in the coming months. Miller and Wallace also visited the APS-2 site in Poland following their stop in Mannheim.  (Courtesy photo)
Army Col. Crystal Hills, the commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, held a brigade town hall, July 22. During the town hall, which was done virtually using a video teleconference system, Hills discussed in great detail performance, professionalism, pro-activeness and positivity. A screenshot of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s virtual town hall July 22 depicts Hills’ personal three Fs – faith, family and fun – and her five Ps – people, performance focused, professionalism, proactive and positive.
Marcel Hamers (eighth from the left) and his ground support equipment maintenance team at Zutendaal Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 worksite, pose for a photo in front of a portion of an APS-2 Multi-Role Bridge Company equipment set at the worksite with the commanding generals of U.S. Army Materiel Command and U.S. Army Sustainment Command as well as the commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade. Hamers is also a Royal Netherlands Air Force veteran of 20 years. (Courtesy photo)
Godfrey Swan, a logistics management specialist in plans and operations at Logistics Readiness Center Wiesbaden, is originally from the small West Indies island of Grenada. Swan served with the Grenada police forces in the paramilitary division, and it was there that he received training by U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers and decided he would one day serve in the U.S. Army. Over 30 years later and he’s a retired Army noncommissioned officer with 22 years of service, an Army veteran and an Army civilian service employee stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Courtesy photo)
Logistics Assistance Representatives Daniel Guzman Jr. and John Wordlaw speak with Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Volodymyr Havrylov during his visit to the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s Tele-Maintenance and Distribution Cell-Ukraine, July 17, in Jasionka, Poland. Guzman and Wordlaw and other technical experts from U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Life Cycle Management Commands – such as U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command – are able to provide the Ukrainian armed forces with technical advice via the 405th AFSB’s TDC-U. They are able to assist the Ukrainian forces with sustainment and maintenance of various equipment pieces and systems assigned to them, much of which is from the U.S. (Courtesy photo)
Mark Knapp has been working in Army food service for 35 years. By day he’s the food service program manager at Logistics Readiness Center Italy, but when he’s not at work he’s usually tending to his apple and cherry trees, berries and vegetables at his small farm in San Pietro in Gu, Italy. He takes great pride in his passion for horticulture and enjoys gardening very much, he said.
Carina Walberer is a transportation assistant at the Personal Property Processing Office in Grafenwoehr, Germany. The PPPO is part of the Logistics Readiness Center Bavaria’s Transportation Division, 405th Army Field Support Brigade. She believes nutrition, exercise and a healthy lifestyle is very important. And hiking is one of her biggest hobbies and ways to stay active and fit, she said.
Employees from Logistics Readiness Center Rheinland-Pfalz happily model their fire hats at the LRC Rheinland-Pfalz employee appreciation day, safety stand down day and employee recognition and team building day on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, July 1. Several dozen LRC Rheinland-Pfalz employees from Kaiserslautern and Baumholder took part in the day-long event.
: Army Col. Crystal Hills, the new commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, provides remarks at the 405th AFSB change of command ceremony on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, Germany, June 30. Hills assumed command of the 405th AFSB from Col. Brad Bane whose next assignment will be deputy director of the J4 logistics and engineering directorate, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii. Hills last assignment was chief of staff and senior fellow with New America in Washington, D.C., where she advanced research in the Army’s adoption of semi-autonomous warehouses. (photo by Elisabeth Paqué)