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451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command Wichita, KS

 

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An Army Reserve Soldier from the 560th Movement Control Team, a subordinate unit to the 451st ESC, participated in a collective training exercise at Camp Clark in Nevada, Missouri.

The Army's first priority is readiness – ensuring that our Soldiers have the tools and training they need to deploy, fight, and win across the entire spectrum of conflict.

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Memorial Day, May 28th, is dedicated to remembering the brave men and women who gave their lives while in military service. Since our country’s founding, more than 42 million Americans have stepped forward to serve their country in its hour of need, and more than a million have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We must continue to honor their courage and legacy.

While we pause in remembrance of our fallen heroes, let us also maintain vigilance over our present Soldiers in preventing accidents and losses in our ranks. This holiday break increases the possibility of accidents resulting from travel, as well as other off-duty activities. Army Safe is Army Strong!

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Army Reserve Soldiers from the 428th Transportation Company, a subordinate unit to the 451st ESC, participated in a collective training event at Camp Clark in Nevada, Missouri.

Brig. Gen. John Aarsen, the 451st ESC’s commanding general, also visited the event to meet Soldiers and observe the unit’s training. The Army Reserve has designated the 428th as a Ready Force X unit.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Gessler (second from left), the senior enlisted leader for the 451st ESC, serves as a board member on the 63rd Readiness Division’s master sergeant promotion board in Mountain View, California.

The board is reviewing more than 2,000 promotion packets across the entire Army Reserve. Best of luck to all of you!

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The 451st ESC said goodbye to four outstanding Army Reserve Soldiers during a retirement ceremony in Wichita, Kansas.

The command wishes Col. Kevin Banta, Lt. Col. David Lambert, Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Bushard, and Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Hall the best of luck in their future endeavors. Thank you for your many years of selfless service!

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Congratulations (from left to right) to Sgt. Serra, Sgt. Zukaitis, and Pvt. Jasper for winning the “best squad” category at the 79th Theater Sustainment Command’s best warrior competition!

Command Sgt. Maj. Gessler (far right), the senior enlisted leader for the 451st ESC, also awarded these Army Reserve Soldiers with his coin of excellence.

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On Armed Forces Day, we pay tribute to the extraordinary men and women who serve our Nation with valor and distinction in all branches of the military.

This annual observance honors their steadfast service in preserving our Nation’s peace, preserving our freedom, and defending our founding principles. Thank you all for your service!

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The Army celebrates Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 11 to recognize Army spouses for their strength, loyalty, and commitment to Soldiers and today's military.

The strength of Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families, and the Army spouse is the backbone of that support and strength. Thank you for all you do!

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Subordinate units from the 451st ESC traveled overseas to train alongside NATO forces in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

The purpose of the exercise was to assess how the Army and its allies would operate together in a future conflict. The Army Reserve remains ready to fight fast.

Read more about the mission here: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/276252/army-reserve-works-with-nato-allies-sustain-life-battlefieldvirtually

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Army Reserve Capt. David Smith, an operations and maintenance officer with the 451st ESC, sits inside a KC-135 Stratotanker on McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.

McConnell’s Logistics Officer Association hosted an open house event to educate community partners about the base’s operations, maintenance, and logistics programs.

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and this year’s theme is “Unite Our Vision by Working Together.”

The 451st ESC celebrates the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander American warriors of all generations, as these individuals have served in America’s Army since the Civil War.

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Army Reserve Soldiers from the 821st Transportation Company, a subordinate unit to the 451st ESC, prepared for their upcoming weapons qualification on the EST 2000 interactive trainer.

The EST 2000 is a virtual, computer-based trainer used to simulate weapon training events and assist in the readiness of Soldiers to meet future mission requirements.

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Brig. Gen. John Aarsen, the 451st ESC's commanding general, promoted an Army Reserve Soldier and presented three others with awards during the final formation at April's battle assembly.

Congrats to Pfc. Reine Studebaker for her promotion! And, congrats to Maj. Pablo Degracia, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Regene Warner (not pictured), and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Francisco Villarreal on their awards!

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Today, the Army Reserve celebrates 110 years of history in service to the Army and the Nation, evolving from a tiny corps of medical professionals into what is today a globally positioned and engaged operational reserve force.

Happy birthday to all of the dedicated Soldiers, Families, and employers of America’s Army Reserve!

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A little cold air and rain didn't stop the 451st ESC from completing the Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention 5k this morning at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.

Brig. Gen. John Aarsen, the 451st ESC's commanding general, reminded the Soldiers that the command remains fully committed to eliminating sexual assault and harassment from its ranks.

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The 451st ESC has said farewell to Maj. John Sucher (left), the command’s deputy judge advocate. Lt. Col. Kevin Thompson, the command’s judge advocate, presented Sucher with the Meritorious Service Medal for his accomplishments in the command.

Sucher is moving on to his next assignment at the 8th Legal Operations Detachment. Thank you for your service!

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Congratulations to U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Hillman for receiving his promotion!

His wife, Cecille Hillman, placed the new rank on his uniform during a ceremony at the 451st ESC headquarters.

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The 451st ESC is hosting two run/walk events April 21 at 8:00 a.m. on McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Dole Center’s outdoor track. The command will post direction signs.

The Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention 5k is for adults 18 and over, and the Month of the Military Child fun run/walk is for children 17 and under. These runs are open to any individual, regardless of military branch affiliation, who has access to the base with valid identification.

For additional information, email the 451st ESC Family Programs at usarmy.usarc.451-esc.list.family-program@mail.mil.

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This week marks 2018’s Days of Remembrance, and April 12 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The year’s theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: legacy of perseverance.”

These days of remembrance are set aside to honor and remember the victims of the Holocaust and their liberators. We must never forget the great atrocity of which mankind is capable.

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The 451st ESC’S suicide prevention program provided risk reduction training for its subordinate units in Norman, Oklahoma.

Mitigating high-risk behaviors, fostering a positive climate, and optimizing performance are all shared responsibilities throughout the Army Reserve Family.

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Gold Star Spouses Day, April 5, is an opportunity for the Army Reserve to honor the surviving husbands and wives of fallen Soldiers.

Gold Star spouses are and will always be a part of the Army Family. The 451st ESC recognizes their courage and sacrifice, and the command is committed to supporting them while honoring the legacy of their loved ones.

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