405th AFSB unfurls its colors in Kaiserslautern
December 9, 2009
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.