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  • ACC leader visits MICC-Fort Carson

    Oct 30, 2014

    The top enlisted leader for the Army Contracting Command met with members of the 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion and Mission and Installation Contracting Command during a visit to Fort Carson, Colorado, Oct. 29.

  • Fort Eustis contracting director to retire

    Oct 29, 2014

    The director of contracting at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, culminates 38 years of federal service this week as he prepares to retire.

  • Spotlight on ... Joseph G. Guijarro

    Oct 29, 2014

    Joseph G. Guijarro Logistics management specialist, 410th Contracting Support Brigade Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

  • Fort Drum team supports Mountain Peak

    Oct 28, 2014

    Members of the 605th Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Drum, New York, aligned with the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team recently to provide direct contracting support during the annual Mountain Peak exercise.

  • Spotlight on … Marty Orgeron

    Oct 24, 2014

  • Acquisition leader spends day with MICC

    Oct 23, 2014

    The principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology spent Oct. 21 with contracting officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Spotlight on … Col. Martin A. Zybura

    Oct 23, 2014

    Spotlight on … Col. Martin A. Zybura, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Contracting Command

  • ACC units join forces on Civil War battlefield

    Oct 23, 2014

    Two U.S. Army Contracting Command units joined forces Oct. 16 on the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania battlefield to learn about contracting during the Civil War.

  • Contracting center ribbon cutting

    Oct 23, 2014

    The Edgewood Division of U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house Oct. 15 to celebrate the re-opening of their renovated office space.

  • Four ACC employees endure sprint triathlons

    Oct 23, 2014

    Four U.S. Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal employees stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, swam, biked and ran their way through sprint triathlons in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • ASC honors LAR of the Year in headquarters ceremony

    Oct 23, 2014

    Kelly Mulder, 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was named the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's LAR of the Year for 2013.

  • ACC employees, teams honored with Secretary of the Army awards

    Oct 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Contracting Command employees and teams were honored with 10 of the 12 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting presented for Fiscal Year 2014.

  • ACC-APG members participate in AUSA Exposition

    Oct 23, 2014

    Members of the U.S. Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, visited the Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center Oct. 13-15.

  • The MICC Communicator

    Oct 22, 2014

    The October 2014 issue of The MICC Communicator is now available to download and viewable online.

  • Arsenal awards largest electrical contract in a generation

    Oct 21, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The arsenal announced this month that it has awarded a $4.2 million contract to a New York construction company to upgrade the arsenal's main power substation. "This will be the largest and most important electrical project the arsenal has undertaken in nearly 30 years," Dedjoe said. "We have been working on the design for this power station for more than two years and it comes none too soon as the current power station is more than 50 years old."

  • Unauthorized commitments violate federal law

    Oct 20, 2014

    A rise in Army personnel entering into agreements on behalf of the government without the authority to do so is causing significant administrative burdens and costs to the service, according to Fort Campbell contracting officials.

  • MICC hosts disability employment awareness event

    Oct 16, 2014

    More than 100 members of the San Antonio community attended a National Disability Employment Awareness Month recognizing the contributions of Americans with disabilities to the military community.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade relocates to Sembach

    Oct 16, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 409th Contracting Support Brigade is moving its headquarters operations to Sembach Air Base, Germany.

  • ACC civilian employee wins national recognition

    Oct 15, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An Army Contracting Command civilian is the Reserve Officers Association's CW4 Michael J. Novosel Outstanding Warrant Officer of the Year for 2013.

  • Ledger closed on ACC fiscal year activities

    Oct 15, 2014

    For many, September 30 was just another day. For those in Army budget offices worldwide, it was the end of the year and a very long day.

  • Army acquisition leaders commemorate milestone anniversary, look to next 25 years

    Oct 14, 2014

    Army acquisition leaders celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Army Acquisition Corps at a commemorative event on the opening day of the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • 25 years and counting

    Oct 13, 2014

    Army Acquisition Corps coalesces around dedication, professionalism. This article was first published in the October - December 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • MICC battalion deploying to Africa

    Oct 9, 2014

    Members of the 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are preparing to depart in the coming weeks in support of the government's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

  • President recognizes 25 years of Army acquisition excellence

    Oct 8, 2014

    Oct. 13, 2014, marks 25 years since then-Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Carl E. Vuono approved the creation of the Army Acquisition Corps, a specially trained, dedicated group of military and civilian acquisition leaders who develop, field and sustain the critical systems and services that enable our Soldiers to fight and win our nation's wars.

  • Ball Stars Win Detroit Arsenal championship

    Oct 7, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command-Warren, Michigan, Ball Stars softball team won the Detroit Arsenal/TACOM 2014 league championship.

  • ACC-APC leaders and customers show their appreciation at fiscal year-end activities

    Oct 7, 2014

    Reflecting on the past fiscal year was the theme for the 2014 fiscal year-end social hosted by the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Oct. 2.

  • Contract specialist celebrates 50 years of service

    Oct 7, 2014

    A Mission and Installation Contracting Command contracting specialist is celebrating a milestone that only a relative few in the government reach.

  • Auditors sharpen resource management skills

    Oct 6, 2014

    Each year, the Department of Defense disburses over $579 billion by processing 161.8 million pay transactions to 6.6 million military personnel, federal civilian employees, military retirees and annuitants; 10.3 million commercial invoices, and 6 million travel vouchers and settlements. An integral part of this is the auditors who ensure the DoD is a good steward over those resources, by identifying and eliminating fraud, waste and abuse.

  • Norman receives her black belt certification

    Oct 6, 2014

    An Army Contracting Command-Warren, Michigan, employee joined an elite group in September earning her Lean Six Sigma black belt certification.

  • MICC executes $5.6 billion in fiscal 2014 contracts

    Oct 3, 2014

    Contracting professionals from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command worked until the final hours of Sept. 30 to bring fiscal 2014 to a close having executed approximately 37,000 contract actions valued at almost $5.6 billion in support of Army commands, installations and activities across the DOD.

  • Two ACC command sergeants major make nominative list

    Oct 2, 2014

    Two command sergeants major from the Army Contracting Command have been selected to compete for future nominative positions.

  • ACC-APG softball team wins General Competitive Division championship

    Oct 1, 2014

    The Natty O's softball team won the General Competitive Division championship in the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Morale, Welfare and Recreation summer softball league.

  • ACC remembers fallen Soldier, leader

    Oct 1, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala -- An Army Contracting Command Soldier died Sept. 27 in his Redstone Arsenal residence from an apparent gunshot wound.

  • ACC conducts Strong Bonds event in Texas

    Oct 1, 2014

    Almost 20 Army contracting Command Soldiers and their spouses recently spent a weekend in Galveston, Texas, working on their communication skills as part of the Strong Bonds program.

  • MICC NCO overcomes cancer to serve others

    Sep 30, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2014) --A Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier's life spiraled out of control when doctors diagnosed him with cancer.

  • Congratulations for a job well done

    Sep 30, 2014

    The Intelligence Electronics Warfare and Sensor program executive officer visited the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland to congratulate the contracting team on a job well done.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade supports Rapid Trident 14

    Sep 30, 2014

    409th Contracting Support Brigade Soldiers were in Yavoriv, Ukraine, to provide contracting support for Rapid Trident 14, Sept. 15-26.

  • Employees celebrate grand opening

    Sep 30, 2014

    Members of the Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, joined Tobyhanna Army Depot employees as they celebrated the grand opening of the Tobyhanna Office Express Store Sept. 17.

  • Passing of an ACC leader

    Sep 29, 2014

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala -- Redstone Arsenal officials have announced that a Soldier died Sept. 27 from an apparent gunshot wound in his Redstone Arsenal residence.

  • Johnson receives IMAGE award

    Sep 25, 2014

    An Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Soldier has been selected as the National IMAGE, Inc.'s Meritorious Service Award recipient for the Army.

  • Mendoza honored with LATINA award

    Sep 25, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island leader was recently honored for her service as an equal opportunity role model.

  • ACC-APG employee invited to White House

    Sep 24, 2014

    Attendance at White House ceremonies is often limited to a small audience of individuals closely tied to the event.

  • Softball diamond brings ACC-NJ employees closer together

    Sep 24, 2014

    It wasn't about one, two, three strikes or being out at the old ball game for members of the Army Contracting Command-New Jersey's Athletics intramural softball team. It was all about building relationships.

  • Fort Carson maintains operational contract support readiness

    Sep 23, 2014

    Contract administration efforts by contracting members at Fort Carson, Colorado, are leading the 418th Contracting Support Brigade with the fewest number of overaged contracts and one of the lowest totals across the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • DASA(P) visits the Army Contracting Command-Warren

    Sep 18, 2014

    A standing-room-only crowd of Army Contracting Command-Warren and TACOM Lifecycle Management Command associates welcomed home one of their own when the deputy assistant secretary of the Army (procurement) came to the Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, for a visit.

  • Fort Drum finds success in fielding contracting application

    Sep 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, New York (Sept. 18, 2014) -- Contracting members at Fort Drum, New York, are achieving favorable results following the implementation of improved business practices with the Contracting Tactical Operations Center database application.

  • 410th Soldiers feel at home on the range

    Sep 17, 2014

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas- Soldiers from the 410th Contracting Support Brigade got back to basics August 25-28 working on their marksmanship and chemical biological skills here. According to Sgt. 1st Class Julio Calzada, 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, more than 35 Soldiers qualified on their assigned weapons during the training.

  • Rock Island celebrates activation of 920th contingency contracting battalion

    Sep 17, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The 920th Contingency Contracting Battalion was activated during a ceremony here Sept. 12 with Lt. Col. Ryan Eckmeier becoming the unit's first commander.

  • ACC placing renewed emphasis on employee mentoring

    Sep 17, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command is placing renewed emphasis on mentoring employees, the commanding general announced

  • NCMA names procurement analyst a top professional

    Sep 17, 2014

    A procurement analyst at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was named one of the winners of the National Contract Management Association Top Professionals Under-40 in Contract Management Award.

  • ACC-WRN Soldiers visit local school

    Sep 17, 2014

    To mark the 13th anniversary of 9/11, Soldiers from the Army Contracting Command-Warren raised the flag at a local elementary school assembly.

  • Spotlight on … Staff Sgt. Seung Choi

    Sep 16, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Seung Choi is a contract specialist for the 720th Contingency Contracting Team at Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • Q&A with Maj. David Taylor, U.S. Army Fellow at Amazon

    Sep 16, 2014

    Maj. David Taylor is an Army Acquisition Corps officer participating in the U.S. Army's Training With Industry program at Amazon in Seattle. Prior to his TWI assignment, Taylor served as executive officer to the commanding general, U.S. Army Contracting Command.

  • 412th CSB members honor 9/11 victims

    Sep 15, 2014

    Members of the 412th Contracting Support Brigade at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, took part in the 2nd Annual San Antonio 9/11 Memorial Climb at the Alamodome.

  • Fort Drum contracting office exceeds HUBZone goal

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Fort Drum Contracting Office awarded a $4.4 million contract to a historically underutilized business zone 8(a) tribal firm in less than 30 days to exceed the office's HUBZone goal for the year.

  • Army Contracting Command announces its annual award winners

    Sep 11, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The U.S. Army Contracting Command recognizeded 27 individuals and eight teams for excellence in fiscal year 2013.

  • Spotlight on …U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Ray Carter

    Sep 11, 2014

    Spotlight on …U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Ray Carter Government Purchase Card program coordinator 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Regional Contracting Office - Soto Cano, Honduras

  • Camarillo receives ACC mission update

    Sep 11, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army's principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology received an update on the Army Contracting Command mission here last week.

  • Simulation offers realistic training for contracting Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 9, 2014) -- Soldiers from the 412th Contracting Support Brigade took part in an exercise Sept. 4 designed to enhance squad and team tactics with the use of some of the most advanced training gear at the Mission Training Complex here.

  • The role of contracting officer's representatives

    Sep 8, 2014

    Contracting officer's representatives are essential in managing contracts in garrison and in theater and must be well trained and knowledgeable.

  • The role of administrative contracting officers

    Sep 8, 2014

    Being the administrative contracting officer for the largest Army pre-positioned stocks contracts requires more than just contracting knowledge.

  • Observations, insights, and lessons from a COR

    Sep 8, 2014

    Contracting officer's representatives in Kuwait used various methods in their contract surveillance plan.

  • Army Launches New Safety Campaign

    Sep 8, 2014

    The Army launched the first installment of its new two-year seasonal safety awareness campaign today.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade and BAAINBw form formal partnership

    Sep 4, 2014

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Leadership from the 409th Contracting Support Brigade recently signed a partnership agreement with the German Army Procurement Office (BAAINBw) to enhance organizational relationships.

  • ECC commander promoted to Brigadier General

    Sep 3, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In front of family and distinguished guests, Col. Michael D. Hoskin, Expeditionary Contracting Command commander, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a Sept. 2 ceremony here.

  • Spotlight on … Jennifer Glover

    Sep 3, 2014

    Jennifer Glover is a procurement analyst for the 918th Contingency Contracting Battalion at Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Carson, Colorado.

  • 410th CSB supports PANAMAX-14

    Sep 3, 2014

    Members of the 410th Contracting Support Brigade and the 916th Contingency Contracting Battalion provided operational contract support to the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South's annual capstone exercise, PANAMAX 14, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 8-14.

  • National Preparedness Month actions should be practiced daily

    Sep 3, 2014

    Established in 2004 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Preparedness Month is observed each September and encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies at home, work and in their neighborhoods.

  • Fort Lee contracting Soldier earns national recognition

    Sep 3, 2014

    A Fort Lee, Virginia, contracting Solider is receiving the 2014 National Latina Style Distinguished Service Award during the 11th National Latina Symposium Sept. 10 in Washington, District of Columbia.

  • ACC Soldiers zero in on their targets

    Aug 28, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- More than 40 Army Contracting Command Soldiers here tested their shooting skills Aug. 21, completing their weapons qualification training.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts first 51C

    Aug 28, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island contract specialist was inducted into the Rock Island Arsenal Sergeant Audie Murphy Club here Aug. 12.

  • Contracting NCOs set pace for certification

    Aug 28, 2014

    Two Soldiers attached to the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are among those exemplifying the Army profession through their acquisition certification efforts.

  • New Contracting Operations director will be dual-hatted

    Aug 28, 2014

    Bryan Samson will be the next director of the Army Contracting Command's Contracting Operations directorate, the command announced Aug. 26.

  • A Labor Day message from the Office of the ACC Commanding General

    Aug 27, 2014

    ACC Teammates, Labor Day, a national holiday dating back to 1882, recognizes the economic and social achievement of American workers. Though the has been celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September since the 1880s, it has transformed into a celebration to mark the last of summer and the return to school after summer vacation. It's also the official end to yhe Army safety campaign, "101 Critical Days of Summer."

  • Draft request for proposal released for Army Contract Writing System

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Illionis, released the draft Request for Proposal for the Army Contracting Writing Systems Solution and is looking for your comments.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

  • Sims to play in three-versus-three soccer championship

    Aug 26, 2014

    One Army Contracting Command employee is still getting her kicks from watching her son maneuver on the soccer field.

  • Soldier, mother of five wins fitness contest

    Aug 26, 2014

    Being a mother of five hasn't stopped Sgt. 1st Class Quadedra Corey from pushing her limits.

  • Army's STEM Program collaborates with United Negro College Fund Special Corporation

    Aug 21, 2014

    A Cooperative Agreement recently established by the Edgewood Division of the Army Contracting Command -- Aberdeen Proving Ground will create collaboration and synergy for minority serving institutions, according to the agreement vision statement.

  • Employee selected for Senior Service College Fellowship course

    Aug 21, 2014

    For one Army Contracting Command employee, knowing when to get out has meant moving up.

  • Army launches new blog aimed at the Civilian profession

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Army has rolled out a new blog series, titled Army Civilian Workforce Transformation, on the service's official blog, Army Live.

  • 923rd Contingency Contracting Battalion Activates at the Detroit Arsenal

    Aug 21, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command activated a new battalion during a July 30 ceremony at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan.

  • TACOM recognizes emergency contract support

    Aug 21, 2014

    A contract specialist at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, is being praised for her responsive actions in handling an emergency requirement to repair a vessel that was supporting the Balikatan 2014 exercise.

  • AMC, Team Redstone celebrate Women's Right to Vote

    Aug 20, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command and Team Redstone celebrated Women's Equality Day with an observance program at the Bob Jones Auditorium here, Aug. 19.

  • Spotlight ... Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Kinney

    Aug 20, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy J. Kinney Contracting Noncommissioned Officer 928th Contingency Contracting Battalion Regional Contracting Center -- Bavaria, Grafenwoehr, Germany

  • ACC Command team visits New Jersey facilities

    Aug 20, 2014

    The Army Contracting Command's commanding general and command sergeant major made their first official visit to the ACC-New Jersey's Picatinny facility Aug. 8.

  • ACC prepares for high-visibility mission in Middle East, Africa

    Aug 20, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Army Contracting Command is preparing to take on what one official calls the command's most visible mission to date.

  • ACC Strengthens Warfighter Support with Battalion Activation

    Aug 18, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army activated its newest contingency contracting battalion during a ceremony here Aug. 18.

  • RIA Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inducts new members

    Aug 14, 2014

    Members of the Rock Island Arsenal Sgt. Audie Murphy Club welcomed four new members into their ranks at a ceremony in Heritage Hall at RIA, Ill., Aug. 12.

  • Scammers use social networks to look for victims

    Aug 14, 2014

    A woman whose son was attending U.S. Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, received an email from someone posing as a friend of her son's stating that her son's belongings had been stolen and that he needed money. The suspect offered to assist the parent, saying he had contacted someone at Fort Leonard Wood and learned her son had been kicked off the installation and needed $2,500 to be able to get back on the installation. The parent became suspicious, contacted her son's recruiter and discovered her son was on the installation.

  • Spotlight on ... Juan S. Ortiz

    Aug 14, 2014

    Spotlight on ... Juan S. Ortiz, Training Coordinator, 410th Contracting Support Brigade

  • Soldier springs into action to save a life

    Aug 14, 2014

    One Soldier took matters into his own soon-to-be bloody hands when he noticed a traffic accident on a South Korean expressway July 12.

  • 409th Contracting Support Brigade supports Operation Atlantic Resolve

    Aug 13, 2014

    Soldiers from the 928th Contingency Contracting Battalion were recently in Paldiski, Estonia, supporting contracting needs for Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • Eight selected for promotion

    Aug 12, 2014

    Eight Army Contracting Command master sergeants have been selected for promotion to sergeant major.

  • Self-reporting derogatory information can save a job

    Aug 12, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians with security clearances have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner that will not jeopardize their clearances.

  • ACC-NJ contracting officer recieves honorable mention for Elmer B. Staats Young award

    Aug 12, 2014

    An Army Contracting Command-New Jersey employee was recognized as an Honorable Mention finalist for the Elmer B. Staats Young Acquisition Professional Award at the National Contract Management Association's World Congress in Washington, D.C.

  • MICC welcomes new chief of staff

    Aug 11, 2014

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 11, 2014) -- Members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here welcomed its new chief of staff today.

  • New battalions expand command's contracting capability

    Aug 8, 2014

    The 925th and 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalions became the newest Mission and Installation Contracting Command units during activation ceremonies Aug. 6 and Aug. 8 at Fort Drum, New York, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, respectively.

  • Army Leader Comes Home To Contracting Mission

    Aug 8, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Michael Hoskin is new to Redstone Arsenal, but not to the mission of the Army Contracting Command and its subordinate command, the Expeditionary Contracting Command.

  • Small gesture turns into a big thank you for ACC-NJ

    Aug 7, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Chris Mackie, a former Army Contracting Command-New Jersey contingency contracting officer currently deployed to Camp Vance, Afghanistan, wanted to honor ACC-NJ contracting professionals during his deployment in Afghanistan.