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EAS Howitzer tube replacement

VILSECK, Germany - Members of the Theater Logistic Support Center - Europe's Maintenance Activity Vilseck remove the tube from a M-109A6 Howitzer on Rose Barracks Jan. 16. The MAV, along with the Army Field Support Battalion - Germany, the 16th Sustainment Brigade's 317th Maintenance Company, and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armament Command, have been tasked with the replacement of the tubes on eight European Activity Set Howitzers ensuring they are mission ready for upcoming rotations of American forces to Europe as part of the U.S. Army's European Rotational Force. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC hosts military, local leaders during New Year's reception

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets guests as they arrive at the 2015 21st TSC New Years Reception at the Vogelweh Military Complex Jan. 9. The occasion brought leaders from throughout the 21st TSC, members of the German military and local leaders from the Kaiserslautern community together to enjoy food, fellowship and tradition while ringing in the New Year. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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39th Transportation Battalion assumes authority of 5th QM Company

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Command Sgt. Maj. Jessie C. Harris, Jr., the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 39th Transportation Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade senior enlisted advisor and a native of Tallulah, La., places the 16th Sus. Bde. patch on the shoulder of 1st Sgt. Gene L. Saunders, the 5th Quartermaster Company (Rigger), 39th Trans. Bn. first sergeant and a native of Washington, Pa., during a transfer of authority ceremony Jan. 6 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks. The 5th QM Co. transferred to the 39th Trans. Bn. from the 21st Special Troops Battalion as part of the 21st TSC's realignment of logistics assets in Europe. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Sembach Opens New Regional Correctional Facility

SEMBACH, Germany – U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Michael Pine (center), and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jonathan Velazquez (right), both corrections specialists, retrieve restraints from a control point at the U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe located at Sembach Kaserne, Germany on Dec. 16, 2014. The military staff at the correctional facility work continually during the holiday season in order to provide 24hr support for the inmates and protective services for the installation. (DoD News photo by Staff Sgt. Brian Kimball)

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Sembach Opens New Regional Correctional Facility

SEMBACH, Germany – U.S. Army Private First Class Zachery Elting (left) and SGT Arvis Mathews (center), both corrections specialists, monitor the security management system at the U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility-Europe located at Sembach Kaserne, Germany on Dec. 16, 2014. The military correctional staff work long hours throughout the holiday season and the year to protect our nation's interest. (DoD News photo by SSgt Brian Kimball)

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International Jumpers

ALZEY, Germany – A freefall parachutist descends on the Alzey Drop Zone during the 2014 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company's Toy Drop Dec. 15. Eighteen nations participated in the drop to celebrate the holiday season and deliver toys to the children of the Kaiserslautern Military Community. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC Staff Ride

CLERVAUX, Luxemburg – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, stands next to a war memorial from the Battle of the Bulge during a staff ride Dec. 5. Senior leaders of the 21st TSC participated in the staff ride to learn the history of the Siege of Bastogne from the Battle of the Bulge, apply lessons learned from past battles to use in current application, and build esprit de corps among the participants. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC Staff Ride

BASTOGNE, Belgium – Senior leaders with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command stand next to a battle tank memorial during a staff ride Dec. 5. The senior leaders participated in the staff ride to learn the history of the Siege of Bastogne from the Battle of the Bulge, apply lessons learned from past battles to use in current application, and build esprit de corps among the participants. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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'First in Support' main body arrives in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal – Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command headquarters, 7th Civil Support Command, 30th Medical Brigade and 16th Sustainment Brigade walk toward a C-17 aircraft bound for Dakar, Senegal, at Ramstein Airbase Nov. 17, 2014. The Soldiers will be part of the Regional Support Element-United Assistance. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs/Released)

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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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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. (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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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)