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21st TSC Memorial Day Ceremony

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, render a salute honoring Soldiers of the 21st TSC who have given their lives in the service of their nation during a Memorial Day wreath laying ceremony on Panzer Kaserne May 21. (Photo by Brandon Beach, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC Memorial Day Ceremony

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command fire a salute cannon during a Memorial Day ceremony on Panzer Kaserne May 21. (Photo by Marisa Alia-Novobilski, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Memorial Day Run

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Soldiers from throughout the 21st Theater Sustainment Command run through a stream of water from a fire truck during the 21st TSC sponsored Memorial Day run on Rhine Ordnance Barracks May 21. Hundreds of Soldiers from each of the 21st TSC’s subordinate brigades participated in the Memorial Day run to build on physical fitness and build esprit de corps. (Photo by Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC CSM inducted as honorary Sgt. Morales Club member

BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, the senior enlisted leader of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, speaks to Soldiers, families and friends during a Sergeant Morales Club induction ceremony on Smith Barracks May 19. Rhoades was welcomed as an honorary member of the club during the ceremony, which also inducted three other new noncommissioned officers into the organization. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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2015 Best Warrior Competition

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Spc. Kyle Benjamin with the 30th Medical Brigade engages targets as part of the stress shoot lane portion of the 21st TSC's 2015 Best Warrior Competition at the Grafenwoehr Training Area May 11. Winners in officer, NCO and junior Soldier categories will be named “Best Warrior” and move on to the U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC Best Warrior

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Staff Sgt. Mathew Collins of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Special Troops Battalion conducts push-ups as part of the stress shoot lane portion of the 21st TSC's 2015 Best Warrior Competition at the Grafenwoehr Training Area May 11. Winners in officer, NCO and junior Soldier categories will be named “Best Warrior” and move on to the U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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EAS Equipment Arrives in Antwerp

ANTWERP, Belgium -- European Activity Set equipment, including M1 Abrams tanks, are loaded onto Barge Dynamica for travel down the Rhein River towards Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, Germany. The European Activity Set is a combined-arms group of vehicles and equipment that are pre-positioned in Europe to outfit U.S Army regionally-aligned forces when they rotate into Europe for training or contingency operations. (Courtesy Photo)

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EAS Equipment Moves Through Europe

RHEINLAND-PFALZ,Germany -- European Activity Set equipment, including M1 Abrams tanks, travel down the Rhein River on Barge Dynamica towards Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, Germany. The European Activity Set is a combined-arms group of vehicles and equipment that are pre-positioned in Europe to outfit U.S Army regionally-aligned forces when they rotate into Europe for training or contingency operations. (Courtesy Photo)

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EAS Equipment Arrives in Antwerp

ANTWERP, Belgium -- Two M1 Abrams tanks move down the docks of Antwerp toward their holding area after being offloaded from the freighter ship"Resolve" April 24. The third-generation battle tanks will move onward to Coleman Barracks in Mannheim, Germany and become part of the European Activity Set, a combined-arms group of vehicles and equipment that are pre-positioned in Europe to outfit U.S Army regionally-aligned forces when they rotate into Europe for training or contingency operations. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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German-American Friendship 5K

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor, middle, commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, stands with members of the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Directorate of Emergency Services during the inaugural German-American Friendship 5K at Gelterswoog Lake April 11. Co-sponsored by USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, the event was an opportunity to build German and American camaraderie in the Kaiserslautern area. The garrison’s military police officers helped ensure the safety of the event by providing security and patrolling the five-kilometer route. (Photo by Brandon Beach, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)

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Enlisted Staff Ride

SAACHEN, Germany – Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades, the senior enlisted leader of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, discusses the importance of innovative developmental techniques such as “hip pocket training” with noncommissioned officers and Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe and the TSC March 24 during the staff ride held near the historic city of Aachen. Leaders and mentors from across USAREUR and the TSC, and USAREUR historians encouraged professional development, discovery learning, the exchange of ideas and information, team-building and character development through robust engagement of source materials, military concepts and contemporary issues in an historical setting. (Photo by Harald Risch, IMCOM-Europe)

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Dragoon Ride

SWKIERZYNA, Poland – Soldiers from the 39th Transportation Battalion Convoy Support Team set up a refueling point as the 2nd Cavalry Regiment’s Killer Troop arrives from Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland. The 16th Sustainment Brigade supports 2nd Cavalry Regiment by providing fuel, food and water, and cargo transfer during ‪#‎DragoonRide‬, the road march that covers more than 1800 kilometers and crosses five international borders. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Daniel Wyatt, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)

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Dragoon Ride

DRAGOON RIDE - The 16th Sustainment Brigade supports 2nd Cavalry Regiment by providing fuel,food and water, and cargo transfer during ‪Dragoon Ride‬, the road march that covers more than 1,800 miles and crosses five international borders. This mission exercises unit maintenance and leadership capabilities anddemonstrates the freedom of movement that exists within NATO. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Hannah Morgan, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)

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EFMB Graduation

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Maj. Gen. Jack O’Connor presents the 2015 Expert Field Medical Badge honor graduates with the EFMB badge and a customized commemorative coin. Sixty-nine of the 183 U.S. Army Europe EFMB candidates earned the prestigious badge during the 2015 event. (Photo by Capt. Robert Gallimore,30th Medical Brigade)

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EFMB Competition

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Candidates participate in the final event of the 2015 U.S. Army Europe EFMB competition: a 12-mile ruck march to be completed in 3-hours or less. Candidates were allowed one service member from their chain-of-command to pace them during the event. (Photo by Capt. Robert Gallimore, 30th Medical Brigade)

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Allied port ops in Bremerhaven reinforce Atlantic Resolve

BREMERHAVEN, Germany – International logisticians offload a U.S. troop transport vehicle from the transportation vessel “Liberty Promise” March 13 at the Port of Bremerhaven. More than 300 pieces of equipment, including UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, tracked vehicles, Humvees, troop carriers and assorted military cargo, will move onto sites in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing mission designed to exemplify U.S. and NATO commitment to the region, build allied capability and interoperability, and bolster regional security and stability. Soldiers of the 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, will employ the armored vehicles during an upcoming training rotation. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Operation Atlantic Resolve Tanks in Latvia

RIGA, Latvia - Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor, commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, toured the transportation vessel “Liberty Promise” at the port of Riga March 9. O’Connor, Latvian political and military leaders, and a key U.S. diplomat toured the ship and port, and met with logisticians, stevedores and Soldiers as well as members of Latvian and international media during their visit. The general came to the port in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing mission designed to exemplify U.S. and NATO commitment to the region, build allied capability and interoperability, and bolster regional security and stability. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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US, German logistics commands renew partnership

KAISERSLAUTERN,Germany - Maj. Gen. John O’Connor, right, commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Maj. Gen. Hans Erich Antoni, commander of the Bundeswehr Logistics Command, sign a partnership memorandum between the two organizations March 5 on Panzer Kaserne. This was the first formal renewal of this partnership in more than 19 years. (Photo by Ronnie Schelby, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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TSC sergeant major's career strikes perfect tone

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Sgt. Maj. Shawn M. Firch, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command secretary general staff sergeant major, teaches Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney J. Rhoades, the 21st TSC senior enlisted leader, how to play the guitar during some down time on Panzer Kaserne Feb. 22. Firch, an Army band member for nearly 20 years, has lived his life around music and looks forward to playing an instrumental role as the U.S. Army School of Music's newest command sergeant major in the near future. (Photo by Brandon Beach, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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21st TSC CG visits AFSBn-Germany, MAV, EAS

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, views the tracks of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle as a worker from the European Activity Set discusses their maintenance capabilities during a visit to the Grafenwoehr Training Area Feb. 24. O'Connor spent the day visiting with the Army Field Support Battalion – Germany as well as workers from the Maintenance Activity Vilseck and the EAS in order to see how the organizations maintain their equipment. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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Command Readiness Visit

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, speaks with Lt. Col. Goetz, the commander of the 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, during a visit on Tower Barracks Feb. 23. O'Connor spent the day with the 15th Eng. Bn. in order to meet with Soldiers and observe how the battalion conducts its command readiness program. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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NATO AMCC Visit

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Members of NATO's Allied Movement Coordination Center stand with 21st TSC leadership following a reciprocal visit and information exchange March 2. (Courtesy Photo)

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