• Col. Martin B. Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, presents a Certificate of Achievement for safety excellence to the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., during a battalion formation at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Feb. 17.  Lt. Eduardo Rivera, support operations maintenance manager, HHC, 391st CSSB, accepts the certificate on behalf of the company. The headquarters Soldiers went 90 days without a single accident, to become only the second company in the brigade to be awarded the green safety streamer since the brigade deployed to Iraq in July, 2008. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Keith M. Anderson)

    Second green safety streamer bestowed

    Col. Martin B. Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, presents a Certificate of Achievement for safety excellence to the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., during a battalion...

  • Col. Martin B. Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, ties a green safety streamer onto the Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., guidon, during a battalion formation at Contingency Operating Base Speicher Feb. 17.  The headquarters Soldiers went 90 days without a single accident, to become only the second company in the brigade to be awarded the green safety streamer since the brigade deployed to Iraq in July, 2008. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Keith M. Anderson)

    Second green safety streamer bestowed

    Col. Martin B. Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, ties a green safety streamer onto the Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., guidon, during a battalion formation at Contingency...

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Col. Martin Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, awarded the brigade's second safety streamer to Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., during a battalion formation here Feb. 17.

The headquarters Soldiers went 90 days without a single accident, to become only the second company in the brigade to be awarded the green safety streamer since the brigade deployed to Iraq in July, 2008.

"This is the second streamer I've tied since I've been in Iraq," said Pitts to the Soldiers in the battalion formation. "These Soldiers did the safe thing, inside and outside the wire; they owned the edge."

Pitts also singled out the battalion for another safety accomplish; the battalion has had no negligent discharges in Iraq.

The headquarters company deployed to Iraq in February 2008 and is on a 15-month deployment.


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