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    August 2011 News

    August 12, 2011 5th Signal Builds Coalition Partnerships German Army Staff Sgt. Rene Biedermann (front) and Pfc. Bryant Lightfoot (rear) exit a gas chamber finishing a week-long joint training exercise. The exercise between 5th Signal Command's 102nd Signal Battalion and their partnership unit, the 282nd German Army Signal Battalion was designed to build upon the coalition partnership between the two units. Jonathon Gray
    August 12, 2011 5th Signal Builds Coalition Partnerships Sgt. Doinell Williams with 5th Signal Command's 102nd Signal Battalion watches through a gas chamber door after a group of U.S. and German Soldiers successfully exit the chamber during a week-long joint training exercise. The exercise between 5th Signal Command's 102nd Signal Battalion and their partnership unit, the 282nd German Army Signal Battalion was designed to build upon the coalition partnership between the two units. Jonathon Gray
    August 12, 2011 5th Signal Builds Coalition Partnerships Command Sgt. Maj. Marilyn Washington (center right), 5th Signal Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Daniel (center left), pose with 102nd Signal Battalion and 282nd German Army Signal Battalion Soldiers following a week-long joint training exercise. The exercise between 5th Signal Command's 102nd Signal Battalion and their partnership unit, the 282nd German Army Signal Battalion was designed to build upon the coalition partnership between the two units. Jonathon Gray
    August 12, 2011 5th Signal Command Soldiers Provide Communications for Rapid Trident 2011 Pfc. Travis M. Henry (middle), 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, discusses the capabilities and role of the AN/TSC-167F (V2) Satellite Transportable Terminal, with Ukrainian Lt. Col. Slava Ghyvchuk (right) and Maj. Volodymyr Tymchuk (left). Official U.S. Army Photo
    August 9, 2011 5th Signal Builds Coalition Partnerships Staff Sgt. Octavio Mata from 5th Signal Command's 102nd Strategic Signal Battalion conducts medical evacuation training with 102nd Soldiers and the battalion's German partnership unit, the 282nd Signal Battalion, during a week-long Army Warrior Tasks and battle drills training session on the 2nd week of August in Wackernheim, Germany. Maj. Jeffrey A. Byrd, 102nd SSB
    August 9, 2011 5th Signal Builds Coalition Partnerships Staff Sgt. Octavio Mata from 5th Signal Command's 102nd Strategic Signal Battalion conducts medical evacuation training with 102nd Soldiers and the battalion's German partnership unit, the 282nd Signal Battalion, during a week-long Army Warrior Tasks and battle drills training session on the 2nd week of August in Wackernheim, Germany. Maj. Jeffrey A. Byrd, 102nd SSB
    August 5, 2011 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion uncase colors 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade Commander, Col. John Arnold (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Terence Farmer (right) unfurl the brigade's colors in an uncasing ceremony held on the parade field. 7th TTSB and 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion held a combined uncasing ceremony that signifies the brigade's and battalion's official presence in Schweinfurt. Sgt. Brian Rodan, 7th TTSB
    August 5, 2011 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion uncase colors A 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade patch is shown on the narrator's shoulder as the 7th TTSB Commander, Col. John Arnold (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Terence Farmer (right) unfurl the brigade's colors in an uncasing ceremony held on the parade field. 7th TTSB and 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion held a combined uncasing ceremony that signifies the brigade's and battalion's official presence in Schweinfurt. Sgt. Brian Rodan, 7th TTSB
    August 5, 2011 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion uncase colors 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade Commander, Col. John Arnold (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Terence Farmer (right) unfurl the brigade's colors in an uncasing ceremony held on the parade field. 7th TTSB and 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion held a combined uncasing ceremony that signifies the brigade's and battalion's official presence in Schweinfurt. Sgt. Brian Rodan, 7th TTSB
    August 5, 2011 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion uncase colors 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Neil Khatod (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Mathew Acome (right), unfurl the battalion's colors in an uncasing ceremony held on the parade field. 7th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade and 72nd ESB held a combined uncasing ceremony that signifies the brigade's and battalion's official presence in Schweinfurt. Sgt. Brian Rodan, 7th TTSB
    August 1, 2011 Deployed Chaplain meets Soldiers, families needs around the clock, in remote places Chaplain (Capt.) Ben Clark, Task Force Atlas, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, prepares to fly to a remote camp to perform a field service. Clark is among more than 350 Soldiers with 44th ESB in support of Task Force Atlas directly responsible for providing communications support to all units in Regional Command-North. Spc. Robert Hadden
    July 28, 2011 Building German-American Bridges Col. Bruce T. Crawford (right), commander, 5th Signal Command, meets with Col. Bernd Bauer (left), commander, Hessen State Command, during an initial office call. Col. Bauer is the senior military advisor to the Hessen State Minister President and responsible for civil military cooperation in Hessen. The meeting shapes partnership capacity while continuing to build alliances. Frank Schleehuber
    July 25, 2011 5th Signal Command passes reins to new leader WIESBADEN, Germany -– U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (right), entrusts the colors and authority of 5th Signal Command to incoming commander Col. Bruce Crawford in the presence of outgoing commander Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith, Jr., (right), 5th Signal Command Sergeant Major Marilyn Washington, and more than 300 guests during a change of command ceremony at the Wiesbaden Army Airfield. Jonathon Gray