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838th supports WATC II 2009 in Cameroon Page 7 598th Transportation Group Rotterdam, The Netherlands SDDC Chronicle of Warrior Logistics in Motion!Volume 8, Number 8, August 2009 839th Discharges Tracked Vehicles in LivornoPage 8 CONTENTS Commander's Corner Page 2 Leadership Philosophy Page 4 New 21st TSC Commander Page 5 New 950th Trans Co Commander Page 6 Marconi, Wright Brothers, McLean??!! Page 9 598th Training Week Page 11 Puzzle Page 13 JEADDC Page 14 Col Christopher Corkery Page 16 Back to School Page 18


598th TRANS TRIBUNEVolume 8, Number 8 August 2009SDDC 598th TRANS TRIBUNE Commander Colonel Stephen E. Farmen Command Sergeant Major CSM Sgt. Maj. Felton L. Head Editor Chief, Command Affairs / PAO Bram de Jong Asst Editor/CAO Martin WetelingForward input for this newsletter to the Editor via e-mail or call DSN 362-2460 or Commercial +31 10 4592460598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 2 From the Commander Col. Stephen E. Farmen Commander 598th Trans Gp (SDDC) 598th Transportation Group (SDDC) Warrior Logistics In Motion! O OI A


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 3 To enhance your professional development, I offer the following books for your reading queue: *Strategic Supply Management: Creating the Next Source of Competitive Advantage, by Robert J. Trent Living Supply Chains: How to mobilize the enterprise around delivering what your customers want, by john Gattorna Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town, by Paul Theroux O WI OTAImagination is more Powerful than Knowledge EINSTEIN *NEW ONE ADDED!


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 4Vision Values Take Care of Your Personnel Leader Development Managing Change Diversity Maintain a Sense of Humor Warrior Logistics in Motion!Leadership Philosophy By 598th Transportation Group (SDDC) Command Sergeant Major Felton L. Head


Story by Angelika Lantz, 21st TSC Public Affairs General Fontaine, the Soldiers and civilian employees of the 21st TSC have truly benefited from your leadership. You transformed the 21st TSC into a unit of warriors focused on supporting Soldiers Soldiers and commanders alike know the 21st will deliver the right stuff to the right place at the right time, To Kathy Fontaine, we also owe our appreciation. A true leader and mentor to family readiness group leaders and family members, her dedication to Soldiers and Families is evident in her many volunteer activities, To Brigadier General McQuistion, welcome to Germany and the 21st TSC. You have inherited a command with a workforce 21st TSC Welcomes New Commanding Generalthat has an expeditionary mindset and a can do attitude. I know that you will prepare them for the inevitable challenges that lay ahead. I wish you the best of luck and know you will do well, Well, the moment any commander dreads has come the time to relinquish command, and it is with sadness that Kathy and I and our daughter Genevieve leave because we have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this fantastic organization an organization that accomplishes its missions on a daily basis without much fanfare, without much accolades but to perfection all while taking time to care for Families, tremendous reputationI am committed to maintaining this reputation, 598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 5 Gen. Carter F. Ham, the Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, hands the colors of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command to its new commanding general, Brig. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, during the change of command ceremony at the sports field on Daenner Kaserne Aug. 20. (Photos by Sgt. Frank Sanchez III, 21st TSC Public Affairs) TSCs units are dipped low while the national colors of Germany and the United States stand tall during the playing of the German and American National Anthems at the 21st TSCs change of command ceremony Aug 20.


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 6 ees Im excited and look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and for the opportunity to continue to build on the relationships we have with our commercial partners in order to foster a knowledge and information sharing environment, so that we, SDDC may remain a reliable and relevant source standing ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Welcomes New Commander Major Gina SanNicolas950th Transportation Company SanNicolas accepting the unit colors from LtCol. Cheramie, Commander 838th Trans Bn. The distinguished visitors.


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 7 The ability to read and write tags is a valuable capability that we can provide for remote sites We deploy as the face of SDDC to other or ganizations, Its a chance to execute our key functions in for eign locations, but it also serves as a means to interact and represent our battalion and command to other branches or forces that may not be familiar with what we do. 838th Transportation Battalion Soldiers support WATC II 2009 in CameroonBy Capt. Angel Rodriguez Future Operations 838th Trans Bn


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 8By Sgt. 1st Class Juanita Maximin, 839th DDST O (Continued on next page) 839th Discharges Tracked Vehicles in Livorno Terminal Representatives at the Port of Livorno during the discharge of an M1A1 Tank from the Vessel ARC Patriot.


Watching an M88 lower an inoperable M1 rolling off the Patriot was like watching Joes tow truck pulling a Lincoln Town Car onto the back of his truck, Its an old system that still works. 839th Discharges Tracked Vehicles in Livorno (Continued from page 6)598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 9 Contributed by Francesco Infante, 839th Transportation Battalion, Terminal ManagerThese names may not ring a bell to all, but their ideas and what later turned into inventions have irreversibly influenced the everyday life of todays societies and in one way or another of almost every human being on earth. What all three have in common is movement, or transportation if you wish. Guglielmo Marconi was the father of the radio, Wilbur and Orville Wright, in the very beginning of the 20th century, developed the first effective airplane. In 1936, Malcolm Mc Lean conceived the idea of containerization and 20 years later the first cargo ship carrying containers sailed from the U.S. East Coast. Guglielmo Marconi An Early Marconi Key Communications Satellite in OrbitIndeed these inventions have changed our lives to the point that without them there would not be the term modern society. Their inventions, directly or indirectly, related to transportation are vital to todays developing world and even today, man continues to refine and search for better and effective ways of exploiting the basic concepts. Needless to say, the basic ideas have developed into what we see and benefit from today thanks to great team efforts and many different synergies, the latter sometimes went unnoticed. I often ask myself if these great talents could have imagined what they were about to start. Could they have anticipated or predicted what their inventions would do later to the rest of the world. As a result transportation today is vital to the continuing development of man and without which the planet would stay >>>Continued on next page!


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 10 primitive and be far apart. If you stop and think for a moment, you will come to realize that everything we do today in one way or another, to different degrees, is affected by transportation. Milk at the grocery store doesnt get there by itself from source to consumer many miles are traveled. Going to work, the very means of our survival in todays society, be it by bus, plane or automobile, requires the capability and the tools of mobility as are industrialization, war, homeland defense, globalization, travel, welfare, etc. Malcom McLean. Emma Maersk,Worlds Largest Container Ship Afloat 11,000 TEUsI am very proud to be a transporter, a member of the 839th Transportation Battalion, and part of the mechanism that allows societies to continue to progress and function with proactive and responsive teamwork, engaging the right person at the right time. Hooaahh Orville Wright Wilbur Wright The 1900 glider was the Wirghts' first piloted aircraft Airbus 380; worlds largest plane accomodates up to over 859 passengers Newark, April 1956, the MS Ideal X, the first containership


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 11D Team it is time to Think! 'Training in the New Normal Article and pictures by Martin Weteling, 598th Transportation Group PAO mander's Annual Training Conference in the 598th community building in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He emphasized the group to think as a team and that it will take full spectrum thinking to enable relevant training in the new normal.


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 12 It is a great way to inform the rest of the group about this unique part of transportation the 598th Transportation Group is involved in, "This is a true challenge for us transporters and requires a group of dedicated people in many countries with one vision, to support the warfighter! he iSDDC proves to be a cost effective and highly productive tool providing a lot of information brought to you on your own workstation, just requiring a login left to right; 598th Command Sergeant Major Felton Head, 598th Master Sergeant John Sisk, 838th Sergeant Major Reginald Thompson, 839th Sergeant 1st Class Emilio Frijas, 598th Sergeant 1st Class Will Yarbray and 838th Sergeant 1st Class Buffie Brown-Gilchrist. the attendees at the Commander's Annual Training Conference on the Northern Distribution Network and all of its challenges. The NDN provides the Soldiers, enduring freedom in Afghanistan, their equipment, and combat support.


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 13 "This Training Conference was an outstanding opportunity to synchonize training objectives and for the leaders from the command to gain insight into the Col. Farmen's intent for the Group training program. The Conference was packed full of information and provided each attendee with the Group perspective on training. All attendees received training information that lines them up with the CG's guidance and the GroupCommander's training guidance. It was a great conference and the training tenor for the year ahead has been set," y m j c f p f r e r g z u m q b c f m z m n e y e u n v g v r w a w e a l t l k s w u l x z o c v j d i u t c a n x b r i w x o i r z p k a n w s r p n s r k u r r m h h f d h a y t t v c d v p o x i m t s p v e d e o n k l c o y s s m w i r s f i r e w a l l w h o m r n t u a l d l z r o o r i f u e r s i n a j e r s m l n n s t e m x h x p d q v n g q x g e r a w y p s t m a p s c f v a d w a r e h j o i y t y i v r b c t b v h x p p r v d n gDon't Hide Computer Safety! adware computer hacker internet laptop password phishing privacy security spam spyware trojan virus worm The solution of the on Page 18! FY2010 Commander's Annual Training Conference where he displayed his vision for the enterprize organization the 598th Transpor tation Group is working hard to sustain.


Achieving Unity of Effort, Across the Supply Chain Joint EUCOM/AFRICOM Deployment and Distribution ConferenceSonthofen, Germany 16 thru 20 November 2009 598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 14 Register at www.jeaddc.comThe United States European Command, the United States African Command and the Surface Deployment and Distribution Commands 598th Transportation Group together host the 2009 Joint EUCOM / AFRICOM Deployment and Distribution Conference (JEADDC) in the Allgu Stern Hotel in Sonthofen, Germany from 16 November to 20 November 2009. This years theme is Achieving Unity of Effort Across the Supply Chain and the conference will feature panels and working groups designed to synchronize efforts in support of the Department of Defenses numerous and complex supply complex requirements, collaboration and Unity of Effort is essential to be effective in the new normal! In addition to the working groups and panels, the 2009 JEADDC agenda will also include senior leader meetings, exhibits and the option for agencies to host additional meetings. Senior leaders from all host commands and beyond are committed to keynote addresses and panel discussions. Last years event was attended by more than 400 senior logisticians and operators representing all the military services and commercial industry from Southwest Asia, Africa, Europe, and CONUS. This year an even bigger turnout is expected. Amongst those invited are senior leaders from a variety of commands and agencies, as well as executives and key representatives from commercial logistics providers. More detailed information can be found on the website You will be able to register there for the conference and print the form required for hotel reservations. If you require more information on the venue then check Contacts for your questions or concerns are: EUCOM: Ms. Sara Jennings, tel: +49(0)711-680-5090, DSN 314-430-5090, AFRICOM: Major Ryan Norman, tel: +49(0)711729-4515, DSN 314-430-4515, SDDC: Mr. Rick Marsh, tel +31(0)10 459-2560, DSN 314-362-2560,


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 15 Col. Stephen E. Farmen Commander 598th Trans Gp (SDDC) Meets New Rotterdam Mayor Honorable Aboutaleb SDDC Inspector General visits 598th spection during a presentation to HQ 598th Commander and Staff.


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 16 By 598th Trans Gp CAO "As the senior Army Reserve Officer assigned to the 598th TG, I find myself in one of those situations where you have to be careful for what you wish for. Just as Colonel Janet Cobb (now Brigadier General Cobb) warned me, I was made to feel so welcome during my two weeks of Annual Training that I did not want to leave the 598th family. Yet, while I could really see myself enjoying the opportunity to serve as a full-time member of the team, something really big would have to happen to cause the Reserve Augmentees like myself to be called onto active duty, and none of us want that to happen again. Truly great organizations convey the attitude that their primary focus is on you and your concerns. Be it moving a package half-way around the world, sending a brigade combat team to Afghanistan, or just in the way that they tell you their story. The 598th family is world class, and I look forward to being part of the team, even if it isn't full time. tended the 598th Training Confer ence in Europe in August. When 598TT editor asked for his impressions he answered: Colonel Christopher CorkerySingle Port Manager, 598th Trans Gp


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598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 18August Activities Womens Equality Day 598 MWR Rhine River Cruise from Koln to Linz, Germany


598th Trans Tribune August 2009 Page 19 Riding the Bus School bus transportation is safe. In fact, buses are safer than cars! Even so, last year, approximately 26 students were killed and another 9,000 were injured in incidents involving school buses. More often than not, these deaths and injuries didnt occur in a crash, but as the pupils were entering and exiting the bus. Remember these safety tips: Have your children put everything they carry in a backpack or school bag so that they wont drop things along the way. Have them wear bright, contrasting colors so they will be more easily seen by drivers. Make sure they leave home on time so they can walk to the bus stop and arrive before the bus is due. Running can be dangerous. street. Stay away from the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals you to enter. When being dropped off, exit the bus and walk ten giant steps away from the bus. Keep a safe distance between you and the bus. Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus. Walking and Biking to School Even if you dont ride in a motor vehicle, you still have to protect yourself. Because of minimal supervision, young pedestrians face a wide variety of decisions making situations and dangers while walking to and from school. Here are a few basic safety tips to follow: Walk or bike with a buddy. Riding in a Car ... they do. Safety belts are the best form of protection passengers have in the event of a crash. They can lower our risk of injury by 45%. You are four times more likely to be seriously injured or killed if ejected from the vehicle in a crash. Everyone needs to be buckled up properly. That means older kids in seat belts, younger kids in booster seats and little kids in child safety seats. BE CAUTIOUS; BE AWARE YOU ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IN PROTECT ING YOUR CHILDEREN. School Childrens Back Packs and Back Pain It is that time of year when parents frantically prepare their children for essentials for a successful school year. While backpacks are usually the prethey can result in neck, back, head, arm and shoulder discomfort or injury. Generally, the weight of a backpack should not exceed 15 percent of the users body weight. However, as textbooks get heavier, portable computers become more prevalent, schools eliminate lockers, and children carry more personal items, the weight of backpacks can easily exceed the 15 percent limit. Recent studies of school children show that most carry backpacks that exceed the 15 percent body weight rule, and one third of the students suffer from back pain. Important tips to consider when using a backpack: Do not overload. The pack should not exceed 15 percent of the users body weight. Make sure the backpack: a. rests comfortably on the shoulders and under the arms, b. sits on the hips and pelvic area, not at the top of the back or at the buttocks, d. is not wider than the shoulders or longer than the area from the base of the neck to the top of the hips. Buy a backpack with wide padded shoulder straps and a waist belt, and wear both. The waist belt distributes the weight on the pelvis and hips. If user insists on using only one strap, switch shoulders often. Keep the weight in the backpack close to the body and arrange the heaviest items closest to the back. The following signals suggest improper backpack use: Red marks and creases on the shoulders, Aching in the shoulders, neck or back, Pain or tingling in the arms, wrists and hands, Struggling to get the backpack on and off, and Noticeable imbalance in the childs posture, including tilting the head and neck to one side and an uneven walk. Back to School Safety Tips As the carefree days of summer give way to the hectic backto-school season, parents should take time to teach and review important safety guidelines with children. By Rudy Magereij, 598th Safety Manager