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Master Sgt. Kisha S. White, military equal opportunity advisor, 75th Innovation Command, U.S. Army Reserve, addresses more than 800 veterans, families, volunteers, and special guests during the closing ceremony of the Wall That Heals - Chambers County exhibit Oct. 30, 2022, in Anahuac, Texas. White, a 29-year Army veteran, was invited by the Vietnam War Memorial Fund to serve as keynote speaker for this event that attracted more than 4,500 visitors over the course of four days. White recognized the 58,281 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam while thanking veterans from that war for their courage and dedication despite the negative reception many received upon their return to the U.S. (photo courtesy of Wall That Heals - Chambers County)
More Than Mere Names: 75th Innovation Command Master Sergeant restores honor to Vietnam War Veterans at Wall That Heals
By Lt. Col. Elizabeth Behring and Staff Sgt. John L. Cakeet IV, 75th Innovation Command | Nov. 15, 2022
Master Sgt. Kisha S. White, military equal opportunity advisor, 75th Innovation Command, U.S. Army Reserve, addresses more than 800 veterans, families, volunteers, and special guests during the closing ceremony of the Wall That Heals - Chambers County exhibit Oct. 30, 2022, in Anahuac, Texas. White, a 29-year Army veteran, was invited by the Vietnam War Memorial Fund to serve as keynote speaker for this event that attracted more than 4,500 visitors in four days.

Col. Tina L. Kirkpatrick (left), commander, commander, 475th Quartermaster Group, expresses her gratitude to members of Quilts of Valor during the International Quilting Festival in Houston Nov. 3, 2022. Kirkpatrick was invited to the festival by senior leaders of Quilts of Valor so they could present a custom quilt designed by Leo McClure, one of more than 10,000 Quilts of Valor members. Kirkpatrick, who also serves as the suicide prevention program manager for the 75th Innovation Command, plans to collaborate with Quilts of Valor, a national organization that has made more than 300,000 quilts designed specifically for veterans in honor of their service and sacrifice, to integrate quilting as a form of art therapy to enhance Soldier resiliency. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 75th Innovation Command).
Some Heroes Wear Quilts: Army Reserve Soldier recognized during International Quilting Festival
By By Staff Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 75th IC | Nov. 9, 2022
During the International Quilt Festival in Houston Nov. 3, senior members of the Quilts of Valor Foundation recognized Col. Tina L. Kirkpatrick, commander, 475th Quartermaster Group, and suicide prevention program manager, 75th Innovation Command, with a handmade quilt designed to honor her service, thank her for her sacrifice, and comfort her in the knowledge that she and her brothers and sisters in arms are in the thoughts and hopes of friends, family and fellow American citizens who are forever in her debt.

First Sgt. Leesa Petty, outgoing first sergeant, and Sgt. 1st Class Marina Carrillo, senior human resources non-commissioned officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 75th Innovation Command, present outgoing HHD commander Maj. Christopher Allen a custom plaque as a token of the command's appreciation of Allen's three-year tenure. The wooden flag was hand-constructed by Col. Steven Waldrop, the 75th Innovation Command's G3/5/7 chief. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Charles An, 75th Innovation Command)
75th Innovation Command hosts change-of-command ceremony
By Lt. Col. Elizabeth Behring, 75th Innovation Command | Oct. 24, 2022
The Army Reserve’s 75th Innovation Command bade a fond farewell Oct. 23 to Maj. Christopher Allen as his tenure as commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment came to an end. Maj. Brandon Trama assumed command of the detachment.
Reserve News
Members of the 375th Quartermaster Company (Field Feeding), HQ, 518th Sustainment Brigade, one of the newest units in the 143d Sustainment Command-Expeditionary, recently tested their skills at Camp Butner, N.C. in preparation for their entry into the Philip A. Connelly Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in Army Food Service.
Crawl. Walk. Run.: Field feeding company prepares for food service competition
By Maj. Long Pham | Jan. 27, 2023
Members of the 375th Quartermaster Company (Field Feeding), HQ, 518th Sustainment Brigade, one of the newest units in the 143rd Sustainment Command-Expeditionary, recently tested their skills at Camp Butner, North Carolina, in preparation for their entry into the Philip A. Connelly Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in Army Food Service. The unit was evaluated by staff from the 377th Theater Sustainment Command and 143rd ESC on their ability to provide a full service meal in an field environment.

Maj. Gen. Michel M. Russell Sr., commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. David Wilson, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. Gavin Lawrence, commanding general, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, and their Command Sgts. Maj. stand for a group photo during a leader professional development conference at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait on Jan. 24, 2023.
Unique leader professional development brings 3 major Army sustainment leaders together
By Capt. Katherine Alegado and Brian Sipp | Jan. 27, 2023
The 1st Theater Sustainment Command held a leader professional development session, or LPD, on January 24, 2023. The forum was conducted with sustainers and logisticians from several units currently serving in the U.S. Central Command area of operations including Soldiers from the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, a U.S Army Reserve unit based out of Orlando, Florida.

143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command Chief of Staff, Col. Stephen Pazak (far left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Ricardo Saunders (center left) march alongside Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) Commander Capt. Marlena Janes (center right) and 1st Sgt. Jacob Webb (far right), after uncovering the command colors and company guidon during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 3, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cecilia Soriano)
Transition provides continuity among sustainers, supported units
By 1st Lt. Janeen Phelps | Jan. 26, 2023
The 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) from the Alabama Army National Guard, and the 143d ESC, a U.S. Army Reserve unit based in Orlando, Florida, completed a successful Transfer of Authority ceremony held Jan. 3, 2023.
Army News
The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, 25th Secretary of the Army, speaks with Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division, before having lunch with them and other Soldiers at the Sustainment Bistro on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 24, 2023. During the visit, she hosted a public town hall, toured barracks rooms on the installation and sat down with Soldiers to get insight into life serving in Hawaii. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rachel Christensen/28th Public Affairs Detachment)
Secretary of the Army talks quality of life with Army Families in Hawaii
By Sgt. Rachel Christensen | Jan. 27, 2023
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII-- The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth, 25th Secretary of the Army , visited Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Jan. 24, to meet with senior leaders and host a town hall to address questions and concerns from Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians. The town hall, hosted at Sgt. Smith Theater on Schofield Barracks, was live-streamed through the 25th Infantry Division’s social media platforms. People viewing the live stream asked questions virtually, and Wormuth and 25th Infantry Division leadership answered those along with the questions from the in-person audience.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jason McElrath, left, vessel master of LCU Calaboza, briefs a group of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force leaders during a tour of the U.S. Army landing craft utility vessel at Yokohama North Dock, Japan, Jan. 25, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons)
Japanese partners tour US Army vessel to better understand capabilities
By SEAN KIMMONS | Jan. 27, 2023
YOKOHAMA NORTH DOCK, Japan – Japan Ground Self-Defense Force leaders toured a U.S. Army landing craft utility vessel here Wednesday as part of a familiarization event hosted by the 10th Support Group. Soldiers led the tour of LCU Calaboza and spoke of the vessel’s capabilities to more than a dozen leaders in JGSDF’s Middle Army, which is headquartered near Osaka and protects a region comprised of numerous islands.

Staff Sgt. Daniel Czech, Northern Strike opposing force (OPFOR) member, ambushes a convoy from the 120th Field Artillery Regiment, Wisconsin National Guard, during NS 23-1, Jan. 26, 2023, at Camp Grayling, Mich. OPFOR is designed to build readiness for visiting units by introducing injects meant to challenge soldiers in a variety of ways. (U.S. National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan D. Viglianco)
Northern Strike 23-1 “OPFOR” builds readiness, challenges visiting units
By AIR FORCE CAPT. ANDREW LAYTON | Jan. 27, 2023
The scene is part of Northern Strike 23-1, an Army National Guard-sponsored exercise held Jan. 20-29 at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center in Northern Michigan. The Humvees are driven by Soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard’s 1-120th Field Artillery Regiment, while the M240 and RGP launcher (using blanks) are fired by members of the Michigan National Guard’s Northern Strike planning team, who serve as opposing forces (OPFOR) in this battlefield scenario inject.