By 3d Sustainment Command Expeditionary Public AffairsJune 30, 2009
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The 590th Quartermaster Company from Fort Drum, N.Y., a field service company deployed here in March 2008, transferred its authority to the 855th QM Co., from South Bend, Ind., June 12. Both QM Co.'s mission in Iraq is provide both shower and laundry services as well as operating a clothing repair shop supporting Coalition forces based in 10 different locations throughout the Iraqi theater. Capt. Amy Saal, a native of Elkhart, Ind., and 1st Sgt. Antonio Martinez, a Philadelphia native, leaders of the 590th QM Co., will hand the reins to the 855th QM Co., Capt. Robert Phelps, a New Castle, Ind., native and company commander, and 1st Sgt. James Walkowski, a native of South Bend, Ind. These locations are often dangerous but despite the adversities, the 590th QM Co., successfully accomplished their SLCR mission. One Soldier in the unit said the services of the SLCR team provided great contributions to the welfare and morale of the Soldiers they supported. Without their support, the Soldiers would not have been able to perform their duties and accomplish their own combat missions, said the Soldier. As the 590th QM Co.'s mission ends and the 855th QM Co. begins their mission to Soldiers in the field, Soldiers will continue to receive the same quality service from the incoming unit.