307th Sig. Bn. honored for deployment excellence

| March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Soldiers of Co. B, 307th Expeditionary Sig. Bn., 516th Sig. Bde., 311th Sig. Command, load equipment destined for an outlying forward operating base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, recently. (Courtesy of Company B, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Sig. Bde., 311th Sig. Command)

Soldiers of Co. B, 307th Expeditionary Sig. Bn., 516th Sig. Bde., 311th Sig. Command, load equipment destined for an outlying forward operating base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, recently. (Courtesy of Company B, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Sig. Bde., 311th Sig. Command)

1st Lt. Robert C. Bergdorf
307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Sig. Brigade, 311th Sig. Command

 

HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION — The 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Sig. Brigade, 311th Sig. Command, recently received the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command’s 2011 Deployment Excellence Award in the “Active Component – Large Deploying Unit” category.

The 307th ESB’s DEA nomination is currently at the Department of the Army-level board for review and competition in the 2011 DA’s DEA.

“The 307th has consistently shown that it can deploy anywhere, anytime, and provide world-class communications to any customer,” according to the NETCOM level award.

Competing for the DA-level DEA program reinforces the 307th ESB’s reputation as an outstanding deployed unit capable of accomplishing contingency deployment tasks. If selected at the DA level, a board of experts will review the unit during a site visit in Hawaii.

The 307th ESB received the DEA for its support of Presidential Force Uplift in Afghanistan, last summer. With only 120 days notice to deploy, the unit accomplished every task required to rapidly deploy downrange to provide communications to warfighters.

The award reflects the work the battalion, Soldiers, families, supporting units and garrison support agencies completed to prepare and move personnel and equipment off the beaches of Oahu and into the mountains of Afghanistan.

The 30th Sig. Bn., 516th Sig. Bde.; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii; and USAG-HI’s Directorate of Logistics worked together to help train the deploying Soldiers and prepare the equipment that continues to perform superbly, in a short time frame. More than eight months into the combat tour, the unit has lived up to its expeditionary title and is the first U.S. signal battalion to physically plant its flag in northern Afghanistan.

Hawaii-based signaleers are responsible for all communications that link together North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, warfighters in the northern provinces to one other and the rest of the country.

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