By 3rd Sustainment Command Public AffairsMarch 14, 2009
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Col. Martin Pitts, commander, 16th Sustainment Brigade, awarded the brigade's second safety streamer to Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Bde., during a battalion formation here Feb. 17.
The headquarters Soldiers went 90 days without a single accident, to become only the second company in the brigade to be awarded the green safety streamer since the brigade deployed to Iraq in July, 2008.
"This is the second streamer I've tied since I've been in Iraq," said Pitts to the Soldiers in the battalion formation. "These Soldiers did the safe thing, inside and outside the wire; they owned the edge."
Pitts also singled out the battalion for another safety accomplish; the battalion has had no negligent discharges in Iraq.
The headquarters company deployed to Iraq in February 2008 and is on a 15-month deployment.
STORY BY SGT KEITH M. ANDERSON, 16TH SUST BDE PUBLIC AFFAIRS.
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