By ASC Public AffairsAugust 21, 2013
FORT GREELY, Alaska -- A Fort Greely, Alaska, Army Directorate of Logistics employee received recognition for her work in aiding local people with Army furniture after flooding destroyed many homes and their contents this spring.
Col. Jeffrey Farnsworth, deputy commander, U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. James Ross, same command, presented Ann Marie Mills with an SMDC Command coin during their three-day visit to Fort Greely July 30.
Farnsworth attended a briefing at the local Directorate of Logistics headquarters to learn of Fort Greely's DOL capabilities and duties. He also was told of the ongoing DOL support for the SMDC Missile Site since the Army Materiel Command took control of 73 DOL sites in October 2012.
The U.S. Army Sustainment Command, headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., serves as AMC's operational arm regarding this and other DOL transfers worldwide.
During the briefing, DOL's Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office's reutilization program was discussed. Farnsworth said he was greatly impressed with the efforts DOL has made to reutilize as much equipment as possible.
Most recently, native villages in Alaska were affected by heavy spring flooding and many homes and their contents were destroyed. Through the efforts of this program and state approval, the Fairbanks DRMO transferred the excess furniture turned in from the Missile Defense Agency there to the Tanana Chiefs Conference to aid flood victims.
At his request, Farnsworth returned to see Mills, who is the lead individual in the program, and presented her with an SMDC Command coin for her initiation and pursuit of this action.
(Hanni Marchuk, director of Logistics, Fort Greely, Alaska, contributed to this article.)