Army

April 25, 2014

40th ESB cases colors, is ready to deploy

Tags:
Maranda Flynn
Staff Writer

Lt. Col. David Thomas, commander of the 40th ESB, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg, 40th ESB command sergeant major, prepare to case the battalion’s colors April 17, on Brown Parade Field.

In preparation of their upcoming deployment in support of operations in Southwest Asia, the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion “Renegades” cased their colors April 17, on Fort Huachuca’s historic Brown Parade Field.

The 40th ESB is currently organized as a rapidly deployable expeditionary signal battalion consisting of 516 Soldiers, capable of worldwide deployment in response to Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of the Army, Forces Command and Army Signal Command mission directives across the spectrum of conflict.

A brief history was given about the unit outlining the many prior deployments that 40th ESB has performed, as recent as June 2011 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

Following the national anthem, Lt. Col. David Thomas, commander of the 40th ESB, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg, 40th ESB command sergeant major, cased the battalion’s colors.

Col. James Parks, commander of the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, said, “Today begins another proud chapter in the book of the brigade of the mighty Renegades. Let me take a moment to say how proud I am, and how proud the sergeant major is, of these great Soldiers you see before you today. We’re always proud to come back to Fort Huachuca, a place we can still consider the home of the Thunderbirds.”

Guests bow their heads as the invocation is said during the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Colors Casing Ceremony, April 17 on Brown Parade Field.

Parks went on to explain that over the past eight months, the unit has completed both individual and collective training that has prepared them to provide critical communication support needed in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, adding that “They have trained and they are ready.”

Thomas then spoke, detailing the arduous training the Soldiers received.

“The Soldiers standing on the parade field today performed exceptionally and continuously went above and beyond the standards set for them,” he said. “These Soldiers are trained and prepared to go to war. Our mission in Southwest Asia will be tough and challenging … but Command Sergeant Major Reinburg and I are very comfortable that Team 40th will be successful.”

More than 200 Family members and Soldiers were in the audience showing support for the unit, and Thomas took a moment to recognize them.

“Many of the Soldiers standing on the parade field have multiple combat tours, but I truly believe it is harder on the Family that stays behind than the Soldier that goes forward,” he said. “So to our Families, thank you for your part in supporting your Soldier, Team 40th and our Army.”

Team 40th trained diligently over the past eight months, and as a result they were rewarded with a well-deserved block of leave that ended April 13.

The 40th ESB is prepared to deploy in the spring.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Army IMCOM photo by Amanda S. Rodriguez

Civilian mentor program shapes Army installation management’s future

U.S. Army IMCOM photo by Amanda S. Rodriguez U.S. Army Installation Management Command mentors and mentees work on teambuilding skills, building a block tower in total silience, during the IMCOM Headquarters Centralized Mentori...
 
 
DoD

DFAS reminds DoD employees to review tax withholdings

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service gave U.S. Department of Defense employees a friendly reminder to review withholdings from their paycheck, in an email last week. If a large tax refund was received or you owed a large amount in taxes during the recent tax season, you may need to look over your federal and...
 
 

Odierno: Information, instability travel at similar speeds

ASPEN, Colo. – As the world has become more interconnected and information travels faster than ever before, it also has become more unpredictable and dangerous, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said here last night. “People now understand more about what other people might have, what they might want, how much control they want...
 

 
Gabrielle Kuholski

Post children attend Vacation Bible School week

Gabrielle Kuholski Pictured with the microphone, Colleen Sherod, 20, Vacation Bible School volunteer, emcees a review of the week’s religious lessons as VBS students hold up posters of their “Bible buddies.” The activity ...
 
 
Maranda Flynn

Seifert School-Age Center offers fun for kids, piece-of-mind for parents

Maranda Flynn Selene Ferro, 9, Jaliah Eldridge, 7, and Malachi Bergstrom, 7, build a puzzle train city in the creative play area of the first through third grade room at the Seifert School-Age Center. Creative play allows child...
 
 

Coronado National Forest fire crew assists with Oregon firefighting efforts

TUCSON, Ariz. – An initial attack firefighting crew from the Coronado National Forest has been assigned to firefighting duties on the Logging Unit Fires north of Warm Springs, Oregon. Coronado Crew 5 was ordered as a firefighting resource on July 16, 2014. The crew departed July 17, arriving at the fires on July 18. Crew...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin