598th Transportation Group Rotterdam, The Netherlands SDDC Chronicle of Warrior Logistics in Motion!Volume 8, Number 6, June 2009 The 598th Transportation Group welcomes Lt.Col. Riley J. Cheramie the new Commander of the 838th Transportation Battalion in Rotter dam, NL (Page 4) and Captain Sol A. Velez, the new Interim Commander of the 950th Transportation Company in Bremerhaven, GE (Page 5). The 598th Transportation Group says farewell to Command Sergeant Major James E. Riddick, 598th Trans Gp CSM (Page 2), Lieutenant Colonel(P) James E. Anderson, former Commander of the 838th Trans Bn, and Major Reed, former Commander of the 950th Trans Co. Lt.Col. Riley J. Cheramie Captain Sol A. Velez Lt.Col.(P) James E. Anderson Cmd. Sgt.Maj. James E. Riddick Maj. Scott M. Reed
598th TRANS TRIBUNEVolume 8, Number 6 June 2009SDDC 598th TRANS TRIBUNE Commander Colonel Stephen E. Farmen Command Sergeant Major James E. Riddick Editor Chief, Command Affairs Bram de Jong Asst Editor/CAO Martin WetelingForward input for this newsletter to the Editor via e-mail email@example.com or call DSN 362-2460 or Commercial +31 10 4592460598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 2 From the Commander Col. Stephen E. Farmen Commander 598th Trans Gp (SDDC)T T se to W
598th Transportation Group (SDDC) Warrior Logistics In Motion! If you want to go quickly, go aloneIf you want to go far, go together. Imagination is more Powerful than Knowledge EINSTEIN Cmd Sgt. Maj. James E. Riddick says Goodbye!WOW! Can you believe it has been two years? One thing is for sure it has been an eye opening two years. The folks that I have had the opportunity to work with here at Rotterdam have been incredible. The Dutch local nationals are very knowledgeable at what they do. Their support, smiles, and conversation have made my time here an enjoyable one. I have truly enjoyed meeting and getting to know all those associated with the 598th Transportation Group as well as its tenants. As I move on to me next assignment, I would like to say thanks for the memories and I wish you all much success in the future, according Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Riddick. Master Sgt. Gilbert M. Scott will be the 598th Acting Command Sergeant Major until Cmd Sgt Maj. Felton Head arrives in August. (598th Trans Gp PAO) 598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 3
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 4 The Speeches CHERAMIE NEW COMMANDER FOR 838th TRANSPORTATION BATTALION J. CheramieBy 598th Trans Gp CAO
since Anderson took the reigns of the 838th we have seen growth and progress. He has effectively written a new chapter in the Battalions history. we received a comforting and amazing welcome, we already feel at home here. carry on the legacy of the 838th Battalion.598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 5 from 598th Transportation Group Commander. Col. Steve Farmen. many guests supporting the SDDC family from all over Europe. er 838th Transportation Battalion addresses the unit and guests to the Change of Command in his first speech as commander of the 838th Transportation Battalion. IJssel's Deputy Mayor and Alderman, cake presented to them by the unit after the 838th Transportation Battalion's Change of Command to welcome the family in the unit.
(598th PAO)erations School BremenState Command and German Army Birthday Cake.950th Transportation Company Change of Command Staff Sgt. James Phillips. of Command: Sgt 1st Class Jackson (center) presents the unit colors to the Departing Commander Maj.Scott hands the colors to Trans Bn Commander, who presents the colors to the new commander returns them to Sgt 1st Class Jackson. 598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 6
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 7Bremerhaven, Germany SDDC 950th Transportation Company Supports AFRICOM Exercise By Sgt. 1st Class Mark Jackson, truck, long wheelbase cargo variant lifted onboard the MSC conCargo Control checking documentation. rine Cargo Specialist keeps an eye on all pieces tobe loaded.
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 8Article and photos by James Cotton the celebrations!SDDC-UK Detachment Celebrates RAF Mildenhalls 75th Anniversary!
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 9 Know that: Weteling are always seeking for interesting stories, reports, photos and/or illustrations readers. Please forward text and photos related to transportation/logistics, your unit, your personnel or other 598th Trans Gp related news to: Bram.firstname.lastname@example.org or Martin.email@example.com
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 10 Colonel RNLMC Ruud Hardenbol New Commander Van Ghentkazerne, Rotterdam, NLportation Battalion, called together all personnel in the SDDC building and explained the importance of the gether with the 598th Transportation Group's 'Soldier of the Year', Sgt. Scott Yeager, cut the tradional Army The 234th United States Army Birthday
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 11 Anderson, former commander of the 838th Trans Bn. (598th PAO) Lt.Col. Jim Anderson says Farewell! "Deployment Excellence Award for Small Supporting Unit Category". Its not an award that can be attributed to any one individual in the battalion. It represents the stellar accomplishments of the entire workforce. As a collective group, there is an expert in every facet of transportation in this battalion and I was extremely pleased to see that DA recognized the battalions efforts this year, 838th Transportation Battalion received Deployment Excellence Award! I felt honored to be in the same room with so ficers that work hand in hand to keep the transportation wheel turning,"
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 12By Master Sgt. Gilbert Scott, SDDC NCOs support WWII Veterans at Nijmegen University the ultimate price for freedom. The text on the Plaquette will commemorate our gratitude to the Division, to the American people and to those who here gave their last full measures of devotion".
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 13By Master Sgt. John Sisk, 598th Trans Gp. I would have to say, I felt honored to be a part of celebrating history. It that were actually there during that time and have a chance to shake their the history and seeing how the people appreciate the help they received from Operation Market Garden Source: Wikipedia SDDC NCOs conduct Honor Guard support at General Gavin Monument in Groesbeek and the commeration of the end of WW II at the James M. Gavin Memorial in Groesbeeek. (Photos by Master Sgt, John Sisk).
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 14Story and Photos by Joyce Costello, Affairs Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Commanding General, U.S. Army Material Command and Mr. Dean Popps, Army Acquisition Executive, Acting Assistant Secretary of Army (Acquisitions, Logistics and technology) stopped in Italy, June 8 to visit their units stationed on Camp Darby military installations. resources they may need, They have a tremendous tion Command which gives them opwe give them the administrative support whether its through personnel or resources. I believe it has really made a difference knowing that we have a four star general taking on SDDC issues and working for resources for the command,VIPs visit 839th Transportation Battalion and Technology) and Army Acquisition Executive, during their visit to the Camp Darby military community June 8. Trans Bn HQs.
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 15By Sgt. 1st Class Bobby J. Blanson, 838th Trans Bn time. bray cutting the cake. at all for a Mondren do push-ups. Year of the NCO Event: 'NCO Pride in Service!'
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 16 mendations for ways to improve it at this facility or Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism Measures: Our Responsibility!By Major Wayne Bowen, Security Officer, 598th Trans. Group
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 17 U.S. Army, Coast Guard, DAC and DMOD personnel of the US-NL Rotterdam Community represented at Veterans Breakfast at Capelle City HallTor the uniforms we may wear, we all can agree that our veterans are individuals that must be honored and treated with respect", Text and Photos by Bram de Jong, 598th Trans Gp CAO Day.
598th Trans Tribune June 2009 Page 18 Summer is a great time for cooking outdoors. Here are a few tips to keep your cookout safe and enjoyable.LP Gas Grills:Follow the instructions in the owners manual and tion of the grill and transportation and storage of propane tanks. Charcoal Grills: When using instant lighting briquettes, do not add several briquettes at the edge. Standard briquettes should be stacked into a pyrato lit coals. Once coals are ready, spread them into a single layer. Flare-ups: meats and trimming fat from meat. Place a drip pan beneath meat to catch fat. Squirt water on charcoal do this as large amounts of steam will be produced and could give you a bad burn. Always grill in a well-ventilated area because coals give off noxious fumes. Cook away from childrens Grill Location: should start the whole building could burn. Make sure that the grill is located a safe distance from 598th Trans Gp Safety Director building and other materials, such as wooden fencthe grill. Four feet of distance or more is needed to be safe. Never leave a lit grill unattended especially while children are around. Fat dripping from the meat can Barbecue Food Safety: Salmonella, a bacterium typically found in raw or undercooked meat, poultry and eggs, is a common cause of food poisoning. A lot of the fun in barbecuing comes from being outdoors. Make sure you keep all the meat and foods containing eggs and dairy products (like potato salad) under constant refrigeration until you are ready to cook or eat them. Keep uncooked meat wrapped in aluminum foil or heavy paper until you are ready to cook. Dont let raw meat or its drippings touch other foods or cooking surfaces. Cook all meat, especially hamburgers, thoroughly, as it is not safe to eat it rare. Partially cooked foods do not get hot enough inside to destroy bacteria. Grill until internal temperatures reach 160 degrees (for pork, beef and poultry) and 145 degrees for Dont re-refrigerate food that has been left out for With these simple and easy tips, your backyard barbecue is sure to be a safety success.YOUVE GOT A LOT AT STAKE WHEN COOKING ON AN OPEN FIRE