7th CSC Soldiers mentor Kosovo Security Force's HAZMAT unit

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Chief Warrant Officer 5 Debra Blankenbaker, senior ranking chief warrant officer for the 7th Civil Support Command and a native of Waterloo, Iowa, receives her new shoulder boards during a promotion ceremony here on Daenner Kaserne June 30. Brig. Gen. Paul Benanati, left, 7th CSC commanding general, and husband John Blankenbaker were on hand to officially promote Blankenbaker from the rank of CW 4 to CW5, the highest warrant officer rank in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve. (Photo by Brandon Beach, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

7th CSC promotes first Army Reserve CW5 in Europe

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Chief Warrant Officer 5 Debra Blankenbaker, senior ranking chief warrant officer for the 7th Civil Support Command and a native of Waterloo, Iowa, receives her new shoulder boards during a promotion ceremony here on Daenner Kaserne June 30. Brig. Gen. Paul Benanati, left, 7th CSC commanding general, and husband John Blankenbaker were on hand to officially promote Blankenbaker from the rank of CW 4 to CW5, the highest warrant officer rank in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve. (Photo by Brandon Beach, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

7th CSC Soldiers support Western Accord 14

THIES, Senegal - Left to right, Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command's 1172nd Movement Control Team Sgt. Justin Torrence, movement noncommissioned officer and a native of Long Beach, California, Spc. Robert Alcauter, movement specialist, who is originally from Las Vegas and Staff Sgt. David Lofaro, movement supervisor and Saginaw, Michigan native, place military shipment labels on equipment prior to the item's individual redeployment timeline June 28 during Western Accord 14, U.S. Army Africa's combined joint military command post and field training peace operation exercise June 16-30. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

1177th MCT redeploys after nine months in Afghanistan

Taylor Lynn Myatt points to a welcome home sign she made for her father, Sgt. Carl T. Myatt, a movement control noncommissioned officer assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 1177th Movement Control Team, 7th Civil Support Command, during a redeployment ceremony at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne May 26. The 1177th MCT returned after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

7th CSC Soldiers train Kosovo HAZMAT unit

Staff Sgt. Wendell Reeder, right, survey team chief, 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, and a native of Atlanta, writes notes as he observes members of the HAZMAT Company, Civil Protection Regiment, Kosovo Security Forces, during a Defense Threat Reduction Agency-led exercise May 20, 2014.

7th CSC’s 406th HR Company Soldiers support OEF

Inside the Current Operations and Integration Cell, 406th Human Resources Company Soldiers with the 7th Civil Support Command including from left to right Staff Sgt. Mark Korte, COIC Shift NCOIC and a El Cerrito, Calif., native, Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Sanders, COIC NCOIC, a New York, N.Y. native, Sgt. Christopher Pellican, COIC NCO, a native of Plant City, Fla., Cpl. Joseph Seavy, COIC NCO, U.S. Army Central and Seattle, Wash. native and Sgt. Eric Davis, COIC NCO and Elmwood, Ill. native and also with the 406th HR Co. work during their deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Feb. 5, 2014. The 406th HR Co. performs human resources support, reception staging and onward movement as well as casualty assistance in the U.S. Central Command area of operations

7th CSC Soldiers participate in “CBRN Week”

ZAVENTEM, Belgium – Right, Army Sgt. 1st Class Garret Mitchell, logistics noncommissioned officer, 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command and Summerville, S.C. native, on right, helps Zaventem Fire Department firefighters decontaminate a “victim” during Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear training with the Zaventem Fire Department during the fifth annual “CBRN Week” training exercise March 24-28, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

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7th CSC Soldiers support MEDRETE 14-1

MASERU, Lesotho –Clockwise from left to right, Lesotho Defence Force Maj. Mapalesa Kebane, deputy director, Makoanyane Military Hospital from Maseru, Lesotho, Capt. John Thruelsen, officer in charge, intelligence cell, 209th Digital Liaison Detachment, 7th Civil Support Command and Issaquah, Wash. native, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Miller, 2500th DLD representative and senior enlisted leader, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th CSC, a Carlisle, Pa. native, LDF Capt. Samuel Khoachele, MMH logistics official from Maseru, Lesotho, and LDF Maj. Mufoka, a Special Forces officer from Maseru, Lesotho, review MEDRETE 14-1 participant certificates Feb. 6, 2014. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

HHC Changes Commanders

KAISERSLSAUTERN, Germany – Capt. Paul M. Nuernberg (left), a native of Milwaukee, Wis., addressed Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Civil Support Command, as the new company commander, while outgoing commander, Capt. Muhammed S. Mansaray (right), a native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, commanding general of the 7th CSC and a native of Mechanicsville, Va., look on during the change of command ceremony at Rhine Ordnance Barracks here, Feb. 2. (Photo by Sgt. William D. Wight, 221st Public Affairs Detachment, 7th CSC)

7th CSC Soldiers deploy in support of OEF

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Commanding General Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, 7th Civil Support Command and Mechanicsville, Va. native speaks to 406th Human Resources Company Soldiers, friends and family members before the Soldiers depart to Kuwait and Afghanistan Jan. 19 for a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit will perform human resources support, reception staging and onward movement as well as casualty assistance in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. “This is my second deployment with the 7th CSC,” Staff Sgt. Mark Korte, squad leader, 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, 406th HR Co. and El Cerrito, Calif. native said. “We are ready. Human Resources is a very diverse field and in casualty assistance, there is no room for failure. We have trained extensively in the last couple of months and I am confident that we will be very successful downrange. It is an honor to have a chance to work in the Casualty Assistance Center downrange and this unit has done everything possible to prepare us for our mission.” (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

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773rd CST conducts building partner capacity engagement in Moldova
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773rd CST conducts BPC engagement in Moldova

CHISINAU, Moldova –Sgt. 1st Class Ludwig Schweinfurth, medical noncommissioned officer in charge, 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command and Fort Worth, Texas, native, in center, speaks with Moldovan Army Nuclear Biological Chemical Company Soldiers during a U.S. European Command sponsored CBRN capabilities brief and information exchange Dec. 3. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

361st supports dozens of countries in NATO exercise

Cornwall, England–Capt. Susan Graler, left and Col. Mark Neuse both with the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command participate in the annual NATO military exercise ARRCADE FUSION 13 in November. (Photo courtesy of 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command)

Twice the Citizen -- 7th CSC Citizen Soldier; Hotel Owner/Operator in Germany

RAMSTEIN, Germany - Chief of the Army Reserve and Commanding General of the Army Reserve Command Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, (second from right), and his wife, Linda, visit Master Sgt. Robert Van Meter’s (left) Anna Hotel and Restaurant on Nov. 5. Van Meter a team leader with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command and a Moline, Ill. native encourages other U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, either here in Europe or stateside to look into owning their own business. (Photo courtesy of Master Sgt. Robert Van Meter, HHC, 361st CA Bde., 7th CSC)

USAREUR Davenport presents award to 7th CSC soldier

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – U.S. Army Europe Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr. (left), a native of Nashville, Tenn., presents an oversized copy of a check from the Army Reserve Association Scholarship to Sgt. Justin L. Arrington, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 7th Civil Support Command, and a native of Washington Court House, Ohio, native at a town hall meeting with noncommissioned officers of the 7th CSC Dec. 7. (Photo by Sgt. Daniel J. Friedberg, 221st Public Affairs Detachment, 7th CSC)

7th Civil Support Command’s 209th DLD changes command

WACKERNHEIM, Germany - Col. Edward C. McFadden (left), a native of Dallas, Tex., and incoming commander for the 209th Digital Liaison Detachment, 7th Civil Support Command receives the unit guidon from 7th CSC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, and Mechanicsville, Va. native, during a change of command ceremony at McCully Barracks Dec. 8. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel J. Friedberg, 221st Public Affairs Detachment, 7th CSC)

Soldiers render salute during change of command ceremony

WACKERNHEIM, Germany - Soldiers of the 209th Digital Liaison Detachment, 7th Civil Support Command, salute during the playing of the German and U.S. national anthems during the unit´s change of command ceremony at McCully Barracks Dec 8. The incoming commander, Col. Edward C. McFadden, addressed the soldiers, family members and dignitaries gathered for the event. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daniel J. Friedberg, 221st Public Affairs Detachment, 7th CSC)

SILVER SCIMITAR

U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Carla Butler, assigned to 461st Human Recourses Company at Decatur, Ga., picks up postal labels she must properly use in a postal class exercise during Silver Scimitar at Fort Devens, Mass., Nov. 13, 2013. Silver Scimitar is the U.S. Army Forces Command’s bi-annual, multi-echelon training exercise designed to train Human Resources units scheduled for deployment on core competencies for operations within a deployed area of responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Dianne M. Carter/Released)

7th CSC Soldier competes in Adventure Races

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Maj. James D. Eskelson, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 7th Civil Support Command Headquarters, stops for a quick photo before continuing down the trail during the eight-day, 261.3 kilometer Transalpine-Run in Sept. 2013. (Photo courtesy of Maj. James Eskelson, 7th CSC)

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7th CSC Soldiers participate in Red Ribbon run

SEMBACH KASERNE, Germany – Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command participated in the annual five kilometer Red Ribbon run Oct. 19. The 7th CSC Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program team supported the 21st Theater Sustainment Command during the run to raise awareness of SHARP issues. Left to right, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Debra Blankenbaker, HHC, 7th Civil Support Command, Capt. Susan Graler from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade and Staff Sgt. Carmen Oxendine, HHC, 7th CSC. (Photo by John Blankenbaker)

Chief of the Army Reserve visits 7th CSC

DAENNER KASERNE, Germany-Army Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, commanding general, 7th Civil Support Command, left, speaks to from left to right, Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, commander, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force; Army Col. Paul R. Rosewitz, chief of operations, 7th CSC; Army Lt. Col. Sandy Sadler, commander, 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th CSC; Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and Commanding General of the Army Reserve Command; and Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe during a foreign consequence management demonstration Nov. 5. (Photo by Maj. Meritt Phillips, PAO for Chief of the Army Reserve and the Commanding General U.S. Army Reserve Command)

7th CSC holds Yellow Ribbon event for Soldiers and their families

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 7th Civil Support Command and their families gather prior to the start of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event Oct. 25-27, 2013, at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a Department of Defense-wide effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office, 21st TSC)

406th HR Co. supports exercise UE 14-1

GRAFENWOEHR, GERMANY - Spc. Juan D. Murriel (left), from Jackson, Miss., and Sgt. Wesley R. Ricketts (right), a native of Jacksonville, Fla., both human resource specialists with the 406th Human Resources Company, 7th Civil Support Command, process Soldiers, airmen, sailors, Marines and civilians in support of exercise Unified Endeavor 14-1 here Sept. 16 – Oct. 25. The multi-national, joint exercise supports training of personnel that will deploy in support of the International Security Assurance Force mission in Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. Daniel J. Friedberg, 221st Public Affairs Detachment, 7th Civil Support Command) (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

1177th Movement Control Team in southern Afghanistan.

7th Civil Support Command Soldiers from the 1177th Movement Control Team conduct aerial port and motor vehicle movement operations during their current deployment in southern Afghanistan. The Soldiers deployed in late summer to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit is part of the International Security Assistance Force’s Regional Command (South). (Photo courtesy of 1177th MCT, 7th CSC)

1177th Movement Control Team in southern Afghanistan.

7th Civil Support Command Soldiers from the 1177th Movement Control Team conduct aerial port and motor vehicle movement operations during their current deployment in southern Afghanistan. The Soldiers deployed in late summer to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit is part of the International Security Assistance Force’s Regional Command (South). (Photo courtesy of 1177th MCT, 7th CSC)

1177th Movement Control Team in southern Afghanistan.

7th Civil Support Command Soldiers from the 1177th Movement Control Team conduct aerial port and motor vehicle movement operations during their current deployment in southern Afghanistan. The Soldiers deployed in late summer to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit is part of the International Security Assistance Force’s Regional Command (South). (Photo courtesy of 1177th MCT, 7th CSC)

CSM answers Soldier queries on AFN radio

VOGELWEH, Germany – Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Murrin, the acting 21st Theater Sustainment Command senior enlisted leader and permanent 7th Civil Support Command CSM, listens to a Soldier’s query Monday afternoon at the AFN Kaiserslautern studio. The Boston native discussed Soldier professional development and answered questions submitted by Soldiers and civilians during the weekly 21st TSC radio program hosted by Sgt. 1st Class Ian Camejo. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

CSM answers Soldier queries on AFN radio

VOGELWEH, Germany – Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Murrin, the acting 21st Theater Sustainment Command senior enlisted leader and permanent 7th Civil Support Command CSM, listens to a Soldier’s query Monday afternoon at the AFN Kaiserslautern studio. The Boston native discussed Soldier professional development and answered questions submitted by Soldiers and civilians during the weekly 21st TSC radio program hosted by Sgt. 1st Class Ian Camejo. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

7th CSC’s 773rd CST Changes Command

VOGELWEH, Germany – From left to right, Lt. Col. Leslie Dillard, the former commander of the 7th Civil Support Command‘s 773rd Civil Support Team, and Huntsville, Ala. native, Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, the commanding general of 7th CSC and a native of Mechanicsville, Va., and Lt. Col. Sandy Sadler, the commander of the 773rd CST and a Natchez, Miss. Native, salute during the 773rd CST change of command ceremony Sept. 18, 2013. Sadler assumed command from Dillard during the event. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

7th CSC Soldiers participate in SRP

DAENNER KASERNE, Germany – Sgt. Chris Lamp, left, a combat medic noncommissioned officer with the 196th Medical Support Unit, 7th Civil Support Command, and a native of Charlotte, N.C., waits for a dental X-ray from Sidd Singly, a civilian X-ray technician from Rahway, N.J., during the 7th CSC’s Soldier Readiness Processing event Sept. 7. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

773rd CST Soldiers participate in 7th CSC Safety Office drivers’ improvement training

HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Members of the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, participate in a drivers’ improvement training course provided by the 7th CSC Safety Office and instructed by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobile-Club, Aug. 6. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason G. Weber, 221st Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers of the 773rd CST stand in formation during the 773rd Change of Responsibility

RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS, Germany – Soldiers with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, stand in formation during the 773rd CST Change of Responsibility ceremony, Aug. 5. The ceremony recognized the change of responsibility from 1st Sgt. Jeremy A. Mann, a native of Calhoun, Ga., to 1st Sgt. William J. Coleman, a native of Centralia, Wash. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason G. Weber, 221st Public Affairs Detachment)

USARC and USAREUR Leadership Observe 7th CSC Capabilities Demonstration

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – SSG Jessica Searcy (foreground), 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, briefs Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo (left), deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, Maj. Gen. Luis R. Visot (center left), deputy commanding general (operations), U.S. Army Reserve Command, Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati (center right), commanding general, 7th CSC, and Maj. Gen. John R. O’Conner (right), commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, during the command’s foreign consequence management capabilities display and demonstration, here, July 15. (Photo by Sgt. Justin L. Arrington, 7th CSC).

7th CSC Feature on AFN Primetime, 18 July 2013

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773rd CST works with Polish Army CBRN unit during BIOSAFE 2013 workshop in Poland

JEZEWO TRAINING AREA, Poland –Center, Sgt. 1st Class Yabronda A. Battles, an Orlando, Fla. native and operations and training noncommissioned officer for the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, and right, Sgt. Justin M. Ferris, Tactical Operations Center NCO for the Illinois Army National Guard’s 444th Chemical Company from Galesburg, Ill., work with Polish military counterparts left, 1st Lt. Joanna Siedlecka, a Bialystok, Poland native, and back right, 2nd Lt. Luke Romaniuk, from Lodz, Poland, officers with the medical prevention team assigned to the Epidemiological Response Center of the Polish armed forces in Warsaw, Poland, to conduct a thorough site survey during a scenario at the Transatlantic Collaborative Biological Resiliency Demonstration BIOSAFETY 2013 Workshop, here, June 25, 2013. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason G. Weber, 221st PA Detachment)

7th CSC Soldiers teach civil affairs concepts to Bulgarian CIMIC

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Staff Sgt. Mark Korte (center), a team sergeant from Company B, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 361st CA Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, 21st Theater Sustainment Command and an El Cerrito, Calif. Native, role plays as a tribal elder during a practical exercise for Bulgarian Army Civil Military Cooperation Company, Land Forces’ soldiers from left to right, Capt. Galin Ivanov Dobrev, from Shumen, Bulgaria, commander of 1st Bde. Module, CIMIC team; Private 3rd Class Hristo Hristov, driver, 1st Bde. Module, CIMIC team and a native of Montana, Bulgaria; 2nd Lt. Stanislav Antonov, chief of section, civil assessment, 2nd Bde. Module and a native of Sofia, Bulgaria; and 1st Sgt. Atanas Georgiev Mangalov, CIMIC Co., from Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria at the Gorna Banya Military Base, June 13. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC PAO, 21st TSC)

773rd CST participates in a validation exercise alongside Belgium Fire Department

ZAVENTEM, Belgium – Cpl. Eric J. Song (left), from Seattle, Wash., a survey team member with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Staff Sgt. Windell M. Reeder (right), from Atlanta, Ga., a survey team leader with the 773rd CST, remove the self-contained breathing apparatus from Sgt. David Larkin, from Boston, Mass., a survey team member with the 773rd CST, as an Army North observer-controller/trainer observes, during a mock medical emergency during a validation exercise near Brussels International Airport as part of a joint training exercise alongside the Zaventem fire department and members of ARNORTH based at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, here June 5. (Photo by Spc. Glenn M. Anderson, 221st Public Affairs Detachment)


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