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21st TSC celebrates Thanksgiving Day on Kleber Kaserne

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Command Sgt. Maj. Leatrice F. Person, left, senior enlisted advisor for the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and a native of Kinston, N.C., serves a Thanksgiving meal to Britta Hanson, a 405th Army Field Support Brigade hazardous materials specialist and a native of Chicago, at the Clock Tower Café Dining Facility here on Kleber Kaserne Nov. 27. In what has become a 21st TSC yearly tradition, members of the command team, along with 21st TSC staff officers and senior noncommissioned officers, took turns serving Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of guests of the 21st TSC Army dining facilities. (Photo by Brandon Beach, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)

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'First in Support' RSE-UA: Life at the ISB

DAKAR, Senegal – Col. Barry Diehl, left, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Regional Support Element-United Assistance officer in charge, discusses information for an upcoming briefing with Col. Miguel Castellanos, center, the RSE-UA senior liaison officer, and Col. Paul Rosewitz, the RSE-UA operations officer, on the Intermediate Staging Base in Dakar, Senegal Nov. 23. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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'First in Support' RSE-UA: Life at the ISB

DAKAR, Senegal – Noncommissioned officers assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Regional Support Element-United Assistance help contractors download palates of food and supplies for the Intermediate Staging Base in Dakar, Senegal Nov. 22. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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First group of Operation United Assistance 21st TSC soldiers return to Germany

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Sgt. Angela Gray with Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, takes the temperature of a returning Airman on Ramstein Air Base Nov. 25 following his mission in West Africa. More than 50 Airmen and Soldiers from three different units returned to Germany following their mission in Africa and will spend 21 days at the Controlled Monitoring Area at Smith Barracks in Baumholder as a precaution to ensure no returning soldiers, family members or the community do not contract the Ebola virus. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Senior enlisted gathering 'empowers' 21st TSC NCOs

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Senior noncommissioned officers with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command conduct a functional fitness training session Nov. 20 on Kleber Kaserne as a part of the 21st TSC Senior Enlisted "Empowerment Seminar" held Nov. 20-21. The two-day seminar included robust discussion of current service, Soldier, doctrinal, policy and leadership issues. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Veterans Day Ceremony

LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, speaks to guests of the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial during a Veterans Day ceremony here Nov. 11. O'Connor, along with senior leaders from the 52nd Fighter Wing out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the ceremony to honor U.S. service members both past and present. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Veterans Day Ceremony

LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, renders honors during the playing of Taps during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial here Nov. 11. O'Connor, along with senior leaders from the 52nd Fighter Wing out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, participated in the ceremony to honor U.S. service members both past and present. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Combined Visit

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania – Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, receives an informational brief from Col. Kevin Mulvihill, officer-in-charge of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Regional Support Element, during a combined visit conducted Oct. 24 at MK Air Base. USAFE and Romanian senior leaders recognized top Army and Air Force performers of both nations, visited base facilities, met with service members and shared a meal at the host dining facility. The leaders received briefings on MK history, mission, force structure, operations and way forward from heads of the Romanian Air Force, 780th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Black Sea Area Support Team, Sustainment Task Force 16 and U.S. Marine Corps Black Sea Rotational Force 14.2A as well as the RSE. They also addressed an "all hands" gathering of MK support personnel of both nations and all services, thanking them for past efforts, praising their hard work and encouraging sustained excellence. (Photo by Sgt. Brad Mincey, 108th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Millrinder Day

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 21st Special Troops Battalion take part in "Millrinder Day" activities on Panzer Kaserne Oct. 3.(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Planes, Trains and Ferries: 1/1 CAV equipment arrives in Europe

BREMERHAVEN, Germany - Equipment belonging to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division waits for onward movement at Bremerhaven Port Sept. 23. The 371 pieces of equipment will continue forward to Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania and Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and Combined Resolve III. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC Retreat Ceremony

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command display the colors during a retirement and retreat ceremony here on Panzer Kaserne Sept. 25. (Photo by Pfc. Kelsey Little, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC hosts retirement, retreat ceremony

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command prepare to fire a salute cannon during a retirement and retreat ceremony here on Panzer Kaserne Sept. 25. (Photo by Pfc. Kelsey Little, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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SecArmy thanks returning service members during Romania visit

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania – John McHugh (center), the secretary of the Army, and Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor (left), the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, meet with Valeriu Nicut (right), the Romanian state secretary for defense plans and policy, during a visit to the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania Sept. 20. McHugh met with both permanent party service members as well as those transiting through MK following a deployment in Afghanistan. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Planes, Trains and Ferries: 1/1 CAV equipment arrives in Europe

BREMERHAVEN, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Robin L. Blair, a watercraft engineer assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's transportation integration battalion and a native of Valley, Ala., watches an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division disembark the "Arc Courage" vessel at Bremerhaven Port Sept. 23. The 371 pieces of equipment will continue forward to Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Lithuania and Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve and Combined Resolve III. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Candidates compete for 2014 EFMB

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – A candidate participating in the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge event administers aid to a simulated casualty Sept. 2 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The EFMB is a badge earned by military personnel who compete in various physical and written tests that determine their ability to go above and beyond and effectively perform medical tasks while in a hostile environment. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Beach, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)

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'First in Support' command kicks of CFC 2014

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor and Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, the commanding general and senior enlisted advisor of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, sign their Combined Federal Campaign contribution forms, officially kicking off the start of the CFC-Overseas campaign for 2014 at Daenner Kaserne Sept. 4. The CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the U.S. and overseas raising millions of dollars each year for eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human services throughout the world. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Expert Field Medical Badge

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Ebert, middle, of the 212th Combat Support Hospital, briefs Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command senior enlisted advisor, on the schedule of events for the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge competition Aug. 25 at the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The EFMB is an award given to military personnel who compete in various physical and written tests that determine their ability to go above and beyond and effectively perform medical tasks while in a hostile environment. (Photo by Spc. Charles Ballard, 212th Combat Support Hospital Public Affairs)

U.S., British Soldiers learn the details of deployment with MCT University

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David A. Walker, right, the movement supervisor for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 635th Movement Control Team, 39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade and a native of Muskegon Heights, Mich., builds a palate for air transport with British Army 2nd Lt. David Walker, a member of the 29th Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps, during the Movement Control Team University held at the Deployment Processing Center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks July 22-24. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Visits M.K. Air Base

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANI AIR BASE, Romania -- Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (middle wearing long black dress) poses for a photo here July 1 while meeting with service members and getting an overview of the base's operational procedures along with a better understanding of the strategic mission. The stop is a part of a visit to Romania where Sanchez is working toward building up partnership between the U.S. and our Romanian allies. She serves as the ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security. Sanchez represents California's 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel Cole, 21st TSC Public Affairs, USAREUR)

Allied key leaders focus on cooperation, security during NTCC gathering in Bucharest

BUCHAREST, Romania – Senior military leaders representing 20 allied and partner nations of the National Territorial Commanders Committee gather for the annual three-day NTCC meeting held June 2-4 at the National Military Palace here. The senior military leaders signed a memorandum of arrangement revising policy and operating procedures. The NTCC also refined expansion goals, objectives and accession policy to meet current and future allied and regional security requirements. Senior leader and staff representatives reaffirmed support to improve host nation support cooperation and endorsed the NTCC as the single point of contact for HNS coordination. (Courtesy photo)

SecDef visits MK Airbase

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania -- U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, left, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, briefs Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on current operations during a visit at the Passenger Transit Center in Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, June 5, 2014. Hagel said MK Air Base will remain essential for the new phase of efforts in Afghanistan when the current mission concludes there at year's end. "It also demonstrates the United States' and Romania's broader defense cooperation," he added, "which is becoming even more important in the wake of Russia's actions in Ukraine". (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Wayne Marotto, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

Soldiers train to conduct installation access control

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Sgt. Joshua Overton, a human resources noncommissioned officer with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and a native of Beech Grove, Ind., practices unarmed self-defense techniques on Staff Sgt. Fredrick Longhorn, an HR NCO with the 21st TSC and a native of South Hill, Va., during guard force training on Rhine Ordnance Barracks May 21. Soldiers from throughout the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz footprint participated in the three-day course in the event Soldiers would need to assume responsibility for installation access control. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)