Expert Field Medical Badge

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany –Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, right, commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, helps load a simulated casualty onto an evacuation platform, one of the required medical tasks that make up the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge competition, during a senior leader visit Aug. 25 to 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 Capt. Matthew de la Guardia, 212th Combat Support Hospital 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)

Memorial Ceremony

BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Maj. Gen. John O'Connor (center right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rhoades (center left) from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command leave a memento at Pfc. Francisco Castillo's memorial ceremony on Aug. 7 at Smith Barracks. Castillo was a motor transportation operator from the 515th Transportation Company, 39th Transportation Battalion killed in an automobile accident on Aug. 2. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Henry Chan, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)

7th Civil Support Command Change of Command

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati, the outgoing commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command, passes the unit colors to Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, symbolizing the relinquishment of his command during a change of command ceremony on Daenner Kaserne July 26. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

Rheinland-Pfalz Day 2014

NEUWIED, Germany – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, speaks to participants of the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag military reception here July 19. Soldiers with the 21st TSC participated in the three-day state-sponsored event in order to showcase their capabilities to members of the Rheinland-Pfalz community. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

Rheinland-Pfalz Day 2014

NEUWIED, Germany – Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, stands with former Rheinland-Pfalz minister-president Kurt Beck during the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag military reception July 19. O'Connor presented Beck with the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his support to the service members of Rheinland-Pfalz during his time as minister-president. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

Rheinland-Pfalz Day 2014

NEUWIED, Germany – Staff Sgt. Thomas Honeycutt, a military working dog handler with the 100th Military Working Dog Detachment, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, gives a bite demonstration to participants of the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz-Tag here July 19. Soldiers with the 21st TSC participated in the three-day state-sponsored event in order to showcase their capabilities to members of the Rheinland-Pfalz community. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC 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)

Cadet troop leader training gives USMA cadet taste of officer life

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – U.S. Military Academy Cadet Richard Price, a native of Tyler, Texas, practices using the M9 pistol while training at the engagement skills training center on Panzer Kaserne July 11. Price is currently working with junior officers from the 212th Combat Support Hospital, 30th Medical Brigade, as a part of cadet troop leader training, a 20-day program designed to have cadets experience leadership roles in active Army organizaions. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

U.S. military hosts 400 Romanian youths for Independence Day

MIHAIL KOGALICEANU AIR BASE, Romania — The Romanian Navy Band plays for U.S. military personnel and local Romanians during an early American Independence Day celebration June 28. The event has become an annual community barbeque for disadvantaged youths from local orphanages and the U.S. service members stationed at the Romanian base. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard, 21st TSC Public Affairs, USAREUR)

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)

Soldiers learn fitness fundamentals with master fitness trainer course

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Staff Sgt. Michael B. Perry, a fueling noncommissioned officer assigned to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade and a native of Pioneer, Calif., performs a modified "Quadriplex" exercise during Physical Readiness Training as a part of the Master Fitness Trainer course on Vogelweh Military Complex June 24. Soldiers from throughout Germany took part in the MFT course to ensure physical readiness standards are met at their home units. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. Burnett, 21st TSC Public Affairs)

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

BUCHAREST, Romania - Maj. Gen. John O'Connor, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, signs a memorandum of arrangement revising policy and operating procedures of the National Territorial Commanders Committee as Romanian Army Col. Cornel Comeaga, the NTCC permanent secretary, looks on June 4 at the National Military Palace here. The three-day NTCC event focused on refining 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. (U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Wayne Marotto, 21st Theater Sustainment Command)

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 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (center) and Romanian Defense Minister Mircea Dusa, visited MK Air Base Passenger Transit Center June 5. Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command (third from right), Col. Adrian Vasile (left) MK Air Base commander, Col. Rob Dotson, USAFE Senior Airfield Authority, Col. Chris Brookie (second from right), 21st TSC RSE OIC, and Lt. Col. Todd McCoy, commander of the 780th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron briefed Secretary Hagel on current operations at MK Air Base Passenger Transit Center. 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)

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)

Under Secretary of Defense visits MK

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania - Maj. Gen. John O’Connor, the commanding general for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, welcomes the Under Secretary of Defense Alan F. Estevez to Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase May 17. Estevez attended briefings, received a situational update from MK Airbase leadership and was taken on a tour around the airbase during his visit. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Glenn Anderson, U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs)

21st TSC Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Staff Sgt. Jordan B. Stipp, a military policeman with the 529th Military Police Company (Honor Guard), 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, negotiates an obstacle during the 21st TSC’s Best Warrior competition April 29. By the end of the competition, Stipp earned the title of the 21st TSC’s Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and will move on to represent the command at the U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

21st TSC Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – 1st Lt. Michael D. Thiesing, an engineer officer with the 15th Engineer Battalion, 18th Eng. Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, continues on a six-mile road march after reaching the halfway point during the 21st TSC's Best Warrior competition April 30. By the end of the competition, Thiesing earned the title of the 21st TSC's Best Warrior Junior Officer and will move on to represent the command at the U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)

21st TSC Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

GRAFENWOEHR, Germany – Spc. James Simo, an intelligence analyst with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, checks to insure an M-16A2 riffle is unloaded prior to disassembly during the 21st TSC's Best Warrior competition April 30. By the end of the competition, Simo earned the title of the 21st TSC's Best Warrior and will move on to represent the command at the U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior competition. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr., 21st TSC Public Affairs)