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AAFES partners with military relief funds to help Soldiers, Airmen in need
Soldiers, Airmen and other authorized shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief, or AER, or the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, at the register at any Exchange. Shoppers have the option to donate in increments of $1, $5 and $10 or can enter in a custom amount. Online donations can made in $5 increments during checkout at ShopMyExchange.com.
July 13, 2020 - Soldiers, Airmen and other authorized shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief, or AER, or the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, at the register at any Exchange.

USAMMC-E says farewell to retiring commander during Change of Command ceremony
Col. Doug LeVien, right, passes the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe's colors to incoming commander, Col. Shane Roach, during a Change of Command ceremony on July 9. Outgoing commander Col. Jonathan B. Butler is pictured on the right. LeVien, deputy commander of 21st Theater Sustainment Command, served as the representative for Col. Michael Lalor, commander of Army Medical Logistics Command. Lalor presided over the ceremony remotely from Fort Detrick, Maryland.
July 13, 2020 - Leaders at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe bid farewell to and recognized the 28-year military career of its outgoing commander, Col. Jonathan B. Butler, during a Change of Command ceremony on July 9.

No Place for Racism, Discrimination in U.S. Military, Milley Says
Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff provide testimony to the House Armed Services Committee on Department of Defense authorities and roles related to civilian law inforcement in Washington D.C., July 9, 2020.
July 13, 2020 - Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper testified about the military role in wake of the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis policemen in May.

652nd Regional Support Group Transfers Authority to 297th RSG
Command Sgt. Maj. Duane Hedrick, command sergeant major of the 652nd Regional Support Group, left, and Col. Erica Herzog, the commander of the 652nd RSG, case the unit colors during  the Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority ceremony July 8 in the hangar of the Powidz Air Base, Powidz, Poland. During the ceremony, the 652nd RSG, an Army Reserve unit out of Helena, Montana, transferred authority of the 11 base camps they conducted base operations for across Poland to the 297th RSG, a National Guard unit from Alaska. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Matson, 652nd Regional Support Group)
July 13, 2020 - The 652nd Regional Support Group took a big step in wrapping up their 10-month deployment to Poland on Wednesday when they held a Relief in Place/Transfer of Authority ceremony at Powidz Air Base in Powidz, Poland.
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Clinic promotes Infection Prevention Week
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Oct. 23, 2020 - Kenner Army Health Clinic is promoting International Infection Prevention Week, an annual observance set for Oct. 18-24 this year. IIPW is organized by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. “Infection Preventionists” are among those on the front lines of the COVID-19 battle; therefore, the theme of this year’s observance is “We Love Our IPs” who use their training and skills to make sure everyone – health care staff and patients – are doing the right things to prevent the spread of germs.

335th Signal Command (Theater) Officers win MacArthur Leadership Award
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Erika Alvarado who received the Gen. Douglas MacArthur leadership award poses for a photograph during a ceremony Oct. 21, 2020, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 23, 2020 - Two Army Reserve officers from the 335th Signal Command (Theater), Maj. Erika Alvarado and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kenya Rice received the Gen. Douglas MacArthur leadership award during a ceremony Wednesday at the Pentagon. Alvarado is a cyber officer with the Army Reserve Cyber Protection Brigade. Rice is a property book officer with the 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional).

NYC ‘Teams’ up with general for command’s first virtual brown bag
NYC ‘Teams’ up with general for command’s first virtual brown bag
Oct. 23, 2020 - It was a 10/20 approach to the 2020 reality. Members of the New York City recruiting community met online Tuesday (10/20/20) for Army Recruiting Command’s first brown-bag lunch meeting in the now-common world of virtual get-togethers.

Environmental team performs lead dust sampling at excess Army Reserve Center
Oct. 23, 2020 - Indoor firing ranges may pose a setback in the disposal process of multiple U.S. Army Reserve properties nationwide. Some 50 Army Reserve properties are slated for lead dust sampling. The Louisville District Environmental Branch team recently collected samples at the former Trembley-White Army Reserve Center in Kansas City, Kansas, which has been vacant since 2017 and was previously used for administrative and training purposes.

Army Reserve Soldiers support city of Vallejo in restoration of historic West Coast naval cemetery
Soldiers with the 801st ECC lay a concrete channel to form a retaining wall around the cemetery to prevent water and soil from flowing down the hillside.
Oct. 23, 2020 - The Mare Island Naval Cemetery had been neglected for nearly 30 years when retired Capt. Ralph Parrott, Supply Corp, U.S. Navy, and his wife visited in 2017 after becoming stranded in California on their way to Malaysia.