To Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the 79th SSC,
The death of Osama bin Laden is an important victory for the United States, the U.S. Military and the 79th Sustainment Support Command. Our efforts to combat terrorism have never been about one man; we remain vigilant in protecting our nation against violent extremism of all kinds. While we remain at a heightened state of vigilance, we have increased Force Protection Measures from FPCON Alpha to FPCON Bravo to respond appropriately and aggressively to protect 79th SSC Soldiers, Families and Civilians from potential threats. With this change in Force Protection Measures, you may experience longer than normal delays at airports, social activity centers, and while entering and exiting military installations. It’s important that you maintain proper identification at all times, I want everyone to remain vigilant during your normal daily activities.
I commend all the members of the 79th SSC and the Armed Forces for defending and protecting our great nation at home and abroad, whether you wear a military uniform or serving as a government civilian. You are the unsung heroes and our country depends on you in peace and in war. We are stronger and safer now than we were on 9/11 because of your unyielding dedicated service and commitment to defend the freedom we all cherish. As we respond to the many challenges facing our nation, I am grateful for what you have accomplished – keeping our nation safe. I would like to thank each of you for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty.
William D. Frink, JR.
Major General, US Army Reserve