599th Transportation Brigade commander, Col. Frazariel Castro, and senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Rufus Lewis, meet with Wheeler Elementary School principal, Kendrick Kakazu, and Army school support services director, Wendy Nakasone-Kalani, on April 20 to sign a letter of agreement continuing the working relationship between the brigade and the school under the Partnership of 'Ohana program.
599th personnel combine SHARP training with rock painting, award presentations, and a potluck hail and farewell in the headquarters auditorium on April 20.
599th IMAs take the Army Physical Fitness Test at Wheeler Army Airfield on April 19. 599th active duty NCOs acted as graders for the test.
25th ID helps out during floods in the north of Kauai:
599th IMAs take a picture with headquarters staff for Teal Tuesday in front of the brigade headquarters building on April 17.
Members of the 836th Transportation Battalion undergo CBRN training on April 13 at Yokohama North Dock, Japan.
The 836th Transportation Battalion offloads cargo and equipment from the M/V Green Bay at Yokohama North Dock, Japan, on April 16.
599th Transportation Brigade individual mobilization augmentees pose for a photo on the front steps of brigade headquarters on April 17.
Please check out this article by 835th executive officer, Maj. Steven Taylor, in the March 30 issue of the Kadena Air Base newspaper, Samurai Gate: http://www.samuraigate.jp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Samurai-Gate-March-30-2018.pdf
Please check out an article on 599th partnership with 931st ETOE for port operations:
599th safety officer, Randey Hayes, set up a combat swimming course for 599th personnel on April 12 at Richardson Pool on Schofield Barracks. Participants followed up training with pizza lunch at the pool.
After posing for a photo to show off the team's teal ensembles in front of brigade headquarters on April 10, the 599th SHARP team, Mary Ann Lobdell, SHARP victim advocate, and Sgt. 1st Class Maria Dargo, sexual assault response coordinator, present "SHARP Rocks" to 599th personnel who have supported the program.
End of an era:
599th personnel get together with other Army Materiel Command units in Hawaii, 413th Contracting Support Brigade and 402rd Army Field Support Brigade, to support Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with a walk at Hickam Air Force Base on April 9.
599th commander, Col. Frazariel I. Castro, presents certificates of appreciation at brigade headquarters on April 5.
April 5 is Gold Star Spouses Day.
599th personnel participate in a team-building event at Wheeler Army Airfield bowling alley on March 30.
599th Transportation Brigade, the 171st Aviation Regiment of the Hawaii Army National Guard, and Pasha Hawaii upload 171st Chinooks onto the Marjorie C. at Honolulu Harbor's Pier 1 on March 19.
Photo 1: Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program educator Leilani Ortiz presents the yearly family advocacy briefing to 599th personnel.
Photo 2: During the briefing, Air Force Maj. Charles Boler IV, 599th plans officer, and Nefftaly Lugardo, 599th IT specialist, acted out a skit to illustrate topics presented.
Darryl Wassum, 599th traffic management specialist, makes the initial cuts to the brigade's April birthday cake on March 28.
The 836th Transportation Battalion presents a unit coin to Nobuyoshi Negishi, director of the Yokosuka Branch, Labor Management Organization for U.S. Forces Japan employees, on March 23 to thank him and say farewell after more than 20 years of support to the battalion.
599th commander, Col. Frazariel Castro, speaks to members of the 931st Expeditionary Terminal Operations Element (ETOE) from Sherman Oaks, California, before turning them over to Randey Hayes, 599th safety officer, for a two-day Occupational Safety and Health Administration maritime safety course at 599th brigade headquarters on March 26.
599th commander, Col. Frazariel Castro, speaks to the Waipahu Neighborhood Board during its monthly meeting at the Filcom Center on March 22.
599th personnel attend an inbrief by SDDC Inspector General personnel in the brigade headquarters auditorium on March 22.