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#AFSBnBenelux talks sustainment equipment with Section Land Systems, Belgium army's Directorate General Material Resources. #SupportTheWarrior

Welcome Col. Grant L. Morris and Command Sgt. Maj. James R. Holmes III. Col. Morris and Command Sgt. Maj. Holmes accepted the
405th Army Field Support Brigade command team reins from Col. Rodney H. Honeycutt and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Morgan during a change the command and change of command and responsibility ceremony at Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, June 19. Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, the brigade's higher headquarters, presided over the ceremony.#SupporttheWarrior.

AFSBn Germany welcomed Lt. Col. Matthew A. Price at a change of command ceremony at Grafenwoehr, Germany June 14. Col. Rodney H. Honeycutt, commader 405th Army Field Support Brigade, officiated the ceremony.

Army Field Support Battalion-Africa welcomes Lt. Col. Michelle Agpalza, farewells Lt. Col. Crystal Hills #AFSBnAfrica,

Congratulations and thank you for your service CW4 Barta! #SupportTheWarrior

Eleonora Morini, LRC-Italy warehouse operator, loads a pallet of school desks that are part of a Defense Security Cooperation Agency Humanitarian Assistance Program-Excess Property shipment, as Becky Lauersdorf, HAP-EP supply technician, looks on at Warehouse 3, on Leghorn Army Depot, Italy, May 10. (Photo by Chiara Mattirolo, USAG-Italy)
Logistics Readiness Center Italy and US Army Garrison Italy agencies teamed up in support of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency Humanitarian Assistance Program-Excess Property program. The Humanitarian Assistance Program at Camp Darby, Livorno, Italy, is sending equipment donated by LRC-Italy and garrison agencies to the Department of Defense project that renovated the Mons Lucjan Avgustini combined elementary and high school facility in Vau Dejes, Albania, as well as Tsiatsan and Amberd Schools in Amberd, Armenia. The shipment to Albania includes student and teacher desks, classroom shelving, school electronic aids, children's furniture and teacher aids to improve educational quality. The shipment to the Amberd primary and secondary schools includes cafeteria tables, food service equipment, school furniture, teaching supplies, and general medical exam equipment.

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Beginning May 14, plan extra time when traveling to Kleber, Daenner and Panzer Kasernes. The road from exit KL-Ost A-6 to Kaiserslautern Army Depot, Daenner, Kleber and Panzer Kasernes will be closed for construction. The closure is expected to last three months.
Traffic coming from the Saarbrücken direction should use Autobahn exit KL-Centrum.
Traffic coming from the Mannheim direction should use Autobahn exit Enkenbach-Alsenborn and B-37 direction Kaiserslautern.
The city expects congestion at the Mannheimer Straße - Donnersbergstraße and Mannheimer Straße - Ludwigshafener Straße traffic lights.

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Congratulations to Col. Grant Morris, director, G-3/5/7 (Operations), Army Sustainment Command for being awarded with the Legion of Merit award. Col. Morris is scheduled to assume command of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade in June.

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Congratulations, to Army Prepositioned Stock Site - 2 Dulmen! It's the APS Site's one-year ribbon cutting anniversary. On May 10, one year ago, Dulmen City Mayor Lisa Stremlau and Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and now the commanding general for Army Sustainment Command headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. cut the ribbon to officially open the APS Site -- 2, at Dulmen Army Depot, Dulmen, Germany. The site is set up to house a brigade's worth of vehicles and equipment as a part of NATO deterrence operations. The U.S. Army took over the installation in 2016. The APS Site is responsible for providing forward-positioned equipment and vehicles for use of US forces in support of contingency operations throughout the European theater.

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Plan for Kleber gate closures on Tuesday, May 8 and on Wednesday, May 9. Gate 3 by the clock tower will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 8. Gate 4 near the Real will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 9.

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On May 2, Army Prepositioned Stock-2 site Dülmen completed the fielding of 36 Avenger Air Defense Systems and ten M1083 vehicles each equipped with a 10K generator and Sentinel 3D-radars. The site is set up to house a brigade's worth of vehicles and equipment as a part of NATO deterrence operations. The APS site is responsible for providing forward-positioned equipment and vehicles for use of US forces in support of contingency operations throughout the European theater.

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Plan for possibel delays when traveling on A6 between Kaiserslautern-Centrum and Kaiserslautern-West from 8 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow.

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Staff Delegation visits AFSBn-Mannheim
by Ronnie Schelby

Mannheim, Germany--On February 22, 2018, a Staff Delegation, comprised of members from the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, visited the Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim, as part of a whirlwind tour of several U. S. sites located throughout Europe. Members of the Delegation included Margaret Dean, House Armed Services Committee (Majority), Brad Garrett, House Armed Services Committee (Minority), and Brad Patout, Senate Armed Services Committee (Majority). All of the Delegation members are experts in Department of Defense military construction and base operations.

The purpose of the trip was to see, first-hand, and discuss, the development, buildup, maintenance, and readiness of Army Prepositioned Stocks Sets, and the European Enduring Equipment Set.

The Delegation visited a number of APS and military sites throughout Germany, as well as in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.

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German Young Social Democrats visit AFSBn-Mannheim
by Ronnie Schelby
405th AFSB Public Affairs

MANNHEIM, Germany- On February 21, 2018, the Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim hosted members of the Jungosozialistinnen un Jungsozialisten in der SPD (Young Socialists of the Social Democratic Party, or JUSOS). This relationship-building visit offered these young adults a first-hand look at how the Army is prepositioning equipment for participation in exercises, throughout Europe, which affirm the United States' commitment to its NATO partners and allies, literally in their own back yard.

JUSOS is a youth organization of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).

"We are encouraged to join JUSOS from the age of 15 years old," said Jacob Waiss, the current vice president of the visiting Mannheim Chapter. He explained that members come from all walks of life, including the political and business fields.

"We want to be able to influence the political members who make decisions for our Country," he continued. "Many bases have been closed throughout Germany. "It is important for us to know what is happening with the current ones."

The idea for this visit came about when members of JUSOS met with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander, U.S. Army Europe, at Heidelberg University, last November, prior to his retirement. During that meeting, JUSOS members asked Hodges if a visit to the Mannheim AFSBn could be arranged. On February 21, that request was fulfilled.

"Visiting this site has been a tremendous opportunity," said Waiss. "Our goal for today's visit was to discover how the U.S. Army works," he said. "We now have information and understand part of how the American Soldiers and equipment are rotating throughout Europe.

"We are happy to have the U.S. Army here in Germany," Waiss continued. "It is the best Army in the world."

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Retired SMA visits AFSBn-Mannheim
by Ronnie Schelby
405th AFSB Public Affairs

MANNHEIM - Germany - On November 15, 2017, Kenneth O. Preston, sergeant major of the Army retired (left) discusses the Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 program with Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Morgan, command sergeant major, 405th Army Field Support Brigade (right) and John Galimore, site lead, Army Field Support Battalion, Mannheim Germany. Preston was visiting AFSBn-Mannheim in order to gain an understanding of the APS-2 sites, and how this programs supports the European Deterrence Initiative of U.S. Army Europe.

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What happens during a government shutdown for 405th Army Field Support Brigade

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Command Sgt. Maj. Major Mark. A. Morgan, command sergeant major, 405th Army Field Support Brigade (far right) stands with Sgt. 1st Class Keshon Henry, manager, Clock Tower Dining Facility, Kleber Kaserne, Kaiserslautern (center, holding trophy-right), and his team members as they accept the trophy, for first place in the 2018 Philip A. Connelly Award Competition for Europe, on December 21, 2017, at the 405th Army Field Command Brigade Headquarters, Daenner Kaserne, Kaiserslautern. The team previously won this prestigious award in 2016, then competed later that year, earning the title, "Best Dining Facility in the Army." The Clock Tower Cafe will compete again this year for this title.

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brock Sanders, chief food advisor, United States Army Command, Europe (right) presents an award to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Felipe Cardozo, food advisor, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, for the Ever Vigilant Dining Facility, located in Grafenwoehr, Germany, at the 405th AFSB Headquarters, Daenner Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany. The Ever Vigilant DFAC was a runner-up for the 2018 Philip A. Connelly Competition, Europe.

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405th leadership meets with Mayor of Zutendaal
by Ronnie Schelby, 405th AFSB

Zutendaal, Belgium--Ann Schrijvers, mayor of Zutendaal, Belgium, meets with Col. Kurt P. Connell, commander, U.S. Army Garrison, BENELUX (left), Col. Rodney H. Honeycutt, commander, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, (second from right), and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Morgan, command sergeant major, 405th AFSB (right) for a meeting at City Hall in Zutendaal on June 8, 2017. Other attendees at the meeting included members of the Belgian Ministry of Defense and other city officials.

The purpose of the meeting was to the discuss the upcoming opening of the next Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 site in Zutendaal, which is scheduled to open this fall.

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405th AFSB leadership team hosts NATO logisticfs delegation.

Eygelshoven, Netherlands-Col Rodney H. Honeycutt, commander, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Army Sustainment Command, Army Materiel Command, uses a terrain model of AFSBn-BENELUX to explain the layout of the Army Prepositioned Stocks-2, to a 40-member NATO logistics and resources delegation June 7, 2017. The purpose of the NATO delegation visit was to discuss the Army Materiel Command's operations, as well as the supporting role the APS-2 sites play in the U.S. Army Europe deterrence mission.

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Hickey DFAC wins prestigious 2017-2018 Philip A. Connelly Competition

Chicago-Adriano Colella, dining facility manager (second from left), and Karl Rohrer, cook and shift leader, (second from right), the management team of the CSM Lawrence T. Hickey Dining Facility, Logistics Readiness Center, 405th Army Field Support Brigade, stand side-by-side with Col. Rodney H. Honeycutt, commander, 405th AFSB (left), and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Morgan, command sergeant major, 405th AFSB (right), and proudly display their winning trophy during a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency May 19.

The Hickey DFAC, in Grafenwoehr, Germany, won the coveted Philip A. Connelly competition, recognizing it as the Best Garrison Dining Facility in the United States Army for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

The Philip A. Connelly competition has been in existence since March 1968. This annual event is a partnership between the U.S. Army and the National Restaurant Association, and recognizes excellence in food service throughout the Army.

The award was presented to the DFAC personnel by Charles Milam, principal director of Military Community and Family Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), and Dawn Sweeney, president and chief executive officer, National Restaurant Association (Photo by Larry Westley, 405th AFSB).

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