• Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuisition, commander of the 21st Theater Support Command, cut the ribbon at the new brigade headquarters building in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    405th AFSB ribbon cutting

    Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, and Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuisition, commander of the 21st Theater Support Command, cut the ribbon at the new brigade headquarters building in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, commander of the 21st TSC, and Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th AFSB, salute during the playing of the national anthem during the brigade's unfurling of the colors ceremony at its new home in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    Saluting at 405th AFSB ceremony

    Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, commander of the 21st TSC, and Col. Jack Haley, commander of the 405th AFSB, salute during the playing of the national anthem during the brigade's unfurling of the colors ceremony at its new home in Kaiserslautern...

  • Col. Jack Haley (left), commander of the 405th AFSB, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez unfurl the brigade's colors, marking the unit's relocation from Seckenheim, Germany, to Kaiserslautern, Germany.

    Unfurling colors at new 405th AFSB Headquarters

    Col. Jack Haley (left), commander of the 405th AFSB, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ismael Rodriguez unfurl the brigade's colors, marking the unit's relocation from Seckenheim, Germany, to Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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, culminating its move to 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 said 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, Germany, as part of the Army's European Transformation and Global Restructuring and Rebasing strategy. The brigade, an element of Army Sustainment Command, had been stationed in Seckenheim since July of 1982. The new headquarters is on Daenner Kaserne in Building 3107.

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