Thursday, August 12, 2010

79th Sustainment Support Command to Hold Activation Ceremony at JFTB Los Alamitos

Members of the community welcome to attend Sunday ceremony

Army Reserve officials will hold a ceremony Sunday, Aug. 15 activating a new multi-state headquarters that will support thousands of Soldiers west of the Mississippi River. The organization touts lineage from the 79th Infantry Division, which fought decisive battles in World Wars I and II.

The 79th Sustainment Support Command is starting up following the December inactivation of the 63rd Regional Readiness Command, which has a long history at the base and in the surrounding communities.

The new command is planned to have four subordinate, deployable units under it, called expeditionary sustainment commands. When deployed, these commands will provide support to fellow units in the theater of operations.

The 79th invites both media and the community to attend the ceremony:

  • What: Activation Ceremony for the Army Reserve 79th SSC
  • When: August 15, 2010, 11 a.m.
  • Where: Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, Yorktown Avenue outside
    Robinson Hall

For more information or to coordinate media coverage and interviews, please contact Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen at (951) 892-8830.

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