565th Deploys In Support of Operation New Dawn

Story by Pfc. Amy M. Lane
Public Affairs Specialist
4th Sustainment Brigade

FORT HOOD, Texas — Friends and family cheered their Soldiers on and wished them farewell in a ceremony at Abrams physical fitness center Oct. 14, when the 565th Quartermaster Company deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.

Maj. Aricai Berry, the acting commander for the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), said the unit lives up to their motto. Berry is the acting commander while many members of the battalion are at the National Training Center training for their own upcoming deployment.

“Their motto, ‘Ready when called’, sums it up,” Berry said. “These Soldiers are always ready when called.”

The acting 4th Sust. Bde. commander, Lt. Col. Mark Villalobos, offered his thanks and words of encouragement on behalf of the brigade. Villalobos is acting as commander of the brigade while the command is attending pre-deployment training at Fort Bragg.

“We wish you godspeed in your mission and we task you to watch out for your battle buddies and come home safely,” he said.

Col. Terrance Hildner, commander of the 13th SC(E), assured Soldiers that their families will be taken care of while they are away. He also shared that the unit was deployed previously in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and also assisted during Hurricane Katrina.

“This outstanding group of Soldiers has performed miracles in the past and will continue to so in the future,” he said. “They are among the best that the 13th SC(E) has to offer.”

news photoSoldiers with the 565th Quartermaster Company enjoy some quiet time relaxing with their friends Oct. 14 at Fort Hood, Texas. The 565th QM Co., 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is deploying for a year in support of Operation New Dawn. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Amy M. Lane)

 

news photoMyrna Ruiz watches Soldiers with the 565th Quartermaster Company visit with their friends and family at their deployment ceremony Oct. 14 at Fort Hood, Texas. The 565th QM Co., 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is deploying for a year in support of Operation New Dawn. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Amy M. Lane)

 

news photoSoldiers with the 565th Quartermaster Company sing the Army song at the conclusion of their deployment ceremony Oct. 14 at Fort Hood, Texas. The 565th QM Co., 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) is deploying for a year in support of Operation New Dawn. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Amy M. Lane)