ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. - October saw several community relations opportunities for Anniston Army Depot, beginning with a reception honoring our commander, Col. Timothy Sullivan, and continuing through a local business expo and a visit by business leaders from the community.

AOD honors Sullivan with reception

Depot Commander Col. Timothy Sullivan was greeted Oct. 12 by community leaders and depot employees at a reception in his honor hosted by AOD Federal Credit Union in Bynum. Sullivan became the depot's 32nd commander on Aug. 20. Sullivan is pictured here with members of the AOD Federal Credit Union Board of Directors. From left to right, Larry Daugherty, Jim Webb, Sullivan, Kenneth Reynolds (president and CEO), Ken Reid and Clyde Wesson.

ANAD displays 4 groups at business expo

Anniston Army Depot was represented by four displays at the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce's Business to Business Expo Oct. 19 at the Anniston City Meeting Center.

For the first time ever, ANAD's Five Star Catering joined business expo usuals - the ANAD Business Management Office, Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and Anniston Defense Munitions Center - in the exhibitor line-up. Five Star's efforts paid off; they were first runner-up of Taste of Calhoun County, the annual taste competition associated with the business expo.

For the competition, Five Star served up baby back ribs, jerk chicken and rib eye steak. The catering company, led by the depot's executive chef Scott Laird, hopes its showing at the expo will bring in more business, helping to expand its customer base by catering outside the depot's gates.

ADMC was the third place winner in the booth competition with its command video and model ammunition on display. ADMC Commander Lt. Col. Randall DeLong said he was very pleased with the performance of his team. "ADMC is always putting its best foot forward, and today was no different as our expo team did an excellent job relaying our accomplishments to the community," he said.

Leadership class tours depot

The Leadership Calhoun County Class of 2011 visited Anniston Army Depot Oct. 21. As part of the tour, the group visited the Combat Vehicle Repair Facility, Powertrain Flexible Maintenance Facility and Small Arms Repair Facility. Leadership Calhoun County is a program of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce exposing business leaders and individuals to all that Calhoun County offers.