Year in Review: 45th Sust. Bde. trains, builds relationships through deployment cycle

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Soldiers wait in a gas chamber as they prepare to recite their rank, name and social security number during the 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC’s, weeklong NBC training event. (Courtesy of 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command)

Soldiers wait in a gas chamber as they prepare to recite their rank, name and social security number during the 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC’s, weeklong NBC training event. (Courtesy of 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command)

Maj. Elizabeth Powers & Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Garcia
45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command

 

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, achieved significant accomplishments in 2010.

The year began with the brigade’s redeployment from Afghanistan. Several companies deployed and redeployed throughout the year to conduct training in support of combat missions, including the 40th Quartermaster Company, 303rd Explosive Ordnance Detachment, 130th Engineer Bde. and the 74th Explosive Ord. Det.

A brigade change of command occurred, during which Col. Dianna Roberson assumed command of 45th Sust. Bde. from Col. Clay Hatcher, June 9. The brigade also conducted a change of responsibility ceremony in March, bidding farewell to outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Ramos II, and welcoming Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Bynoe.

The 45th Sust. Bde. also participated in its first Nuclear, Biological and Chemical training since redeployment. Soldiers gained confidence and trust in the equipment they will use while deployed in theater.

Soldiers of the 45th Sust. Bde. and family members of deployed Soldiers participated in the second 45th Sust. Bde. Master Resiliency Leader Course, which taught attendees how to be resilient leaders and family members throughout the deployment cycle.

Soldiers also participated in the Save-a-Life-Tour at Wheeler Army Airfield. Soldiers learned how alcohol affects the body, the consequences of driving under the influence, and identification and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

Soldiers with the 303rd EOD participated in a Hong Kong Program Exchange, Oct. 25-Nov. 19. Soldiers provided subject matter experts, exercise controllers and evaluators to help train the Hong Kong Police EOD Bureau.

The brigade also hosted several events to build stronger relationships in the surrounding community and within the brigade.

Soldiers and families battled for bragging rights, but the 536th Support Maintenance Co. triumphed during the 45th Sust. Bde. Sports Day.

The 45th Sust. Bde Dining Facility, located at K Quad, competed and won the Army’s Philip A. Connelly Competition for best dining facility in the Army.

The 25th Transportation Co. cleaned up a local school property in Haleiwa. Soldiers cut grass and picked up litter at Sunset Beach Elementary School.

The brigade also assisted Kahuku Elementary, Intermediate and High schools throughout the year.

At the end of the year, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army-Hawaii, visited Sunset Elementary School to assist students in their studies.

Brigade Soldiers put on events, such as the Presidential Physical Fitness Awards Program, throughout the year. The brigade is also supporting the school’s robotics program.

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