• Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, cut the ribbon to the new brigade headquarters building.

    405th AFSB unfurls its colors in Kaiserslautern

    Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, cut the ribbon to the new brigade headquarters building.

  • Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, salute during the playing of the national anthem during the brigade's unfurling of its colors ceremony.

    405th AFSB unfurls its colors in Kaiserslautern

    Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, salute during the playing of the national anthem during the brigade's unfurling of...

  • Col. Jack Haley (left), commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez, the 405th AFSB command sergeant major, unfurl the 405th AFSB's colors as part of the brigade's official relocation to

    405th AFSB unfurls its colors in Kaiserslautern

    Col. Jack Haley (left), commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez, the 405th AFSB command sergeant major, unfurl the 405th AFSB's colors as part of the brigade's official relocation to

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Cold weather and overcast skies didn't keep the crowd away as the 405th Army Field Support Brigade unfurled its colors on Daenner Kaserne and officially began operations in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

"Our organization has a long and distinguished history in Europe, and we're very proud of the work that we do for Soldiers," said Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th AFSB in his remarks to the gathered crowd. "We spent many years in Seckenheim dedicated to our mission, but we fully intend to continue our mission and ensure its success here in Kaiserslautern.

"The unfurling of our colors and the ribbon-cutting (of the new headquarters building) is a simple event, but the action is symbolic of so many things. It's not just about relocating offices. It's about going where the Soldier needs us, becoming part of a new military Family, improving logistics synchronization for the theater and doing our part to support transformation."

In addition to unfurling its colors, the brigade also rededicated its conference room in honor of Herbert "Deny" Denburg, who served as the brigade's protocol officer for many years prior to his passing in 2002.

"Deny Denburg was a true American hero and patriot who served the United States military for more than 42 years and served the Army Materiel Command and this brigade for 15 of those years," Haley stated in remembrance of Denburg. "Through this rededication, we will continue to honor and remember Deny's professionalism, humor and spirit."

The 405th AFSB relocated to Kaiserslautern last month from Hammonds Barracks in Seckenheim as part of the Army's European Transformation and Global Restructuring and Rebasing strategy. The brigade had been stationed in Seckenheim since July of 1982. The new headquarters is on Daenner Kaserne in Building 3107.

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