ANSBACH, Germany (March 21, 2016) -- Consul General Jennifer D. Gavito of the U.S. consulate in Munich visited U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Wednesday.

Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli, the commander of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, was on hand for the visit as well.

Gavito, Cavoli, and Scott Woodard, the political/economic officer of the consulate, met with the command group of USAG Ansbach and representatives of 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and toured the garrison.

The visitors met with Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach commander; James Walls, deputy to the commander of USAG Ansbach; and Command Sgt. Maj. Derek R. Cuvellier, command sergeant major of USAG Ansbach, at the Von Steuben Community Center at Bismarck Kaserne. Gavito and Woodard also received briefings from the command group and from Cavoli.

USAG Ansbach provides the strategic aviation platform for U.S. Army Europe and therefore is a readiness platform that enables a Strong Europe, U.S. Army Europe's main contribution to NATO and its allies and partners.

Gavito, Cavoli and Woodard also met with representatives of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, USAG Ansbach's main tenant unit, to receive a close-up look of two of their helicopters. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jacob Lawrence explained the capabilities of the AH-64D Apache helicopter, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Odum explained the capabilities of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter.

Before her appointment in August 2015 as the U.S. consul general in Munich, Gavito served as foreign affairs policy adviser to U.S. Africa Command's Directorate for Plans, Policies, and Programs in Stuttgart and as the chief of the political section at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem.

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