KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Oct. 14, 2011) -- The U.S. Army Communications- Electronics Command's Electronic Sustainment Support Center on Kandahar Airfield held an open house here on Oct. 8.

The open house allowed members of the Kandahar community to come to the ESSC--KAF and see some of the latest and greatest in Army electronic equipment and how these systems are helping Soldiers on the battlefield.

"It's a good ice breaker," said Michael Mahoney, the CECOM ESSC chief at Kandahar. "It's good to educate people on the services we provide."

The Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and contractors working at the ESSC yard represent approximately 30 service providers and 100 program management products. They help provide transportation, logistical support, sustainment and maintenance to Soldiers using these systems in Southern Afghanistan.

Acting as CECOM's, "face to the field," the ESSC--KAF strives to be a one-stop shop for Soldiers. Many of CECOM's logistics assistant representatives and field service representatives can be found there and can provide technical expertise to help Soldiers with most problems that may arise with many of their electronic systems. And if they can't fix it they have the capability to reach back to States to receive additional assistance.

Items on display at the open house included several different types of surveillance systems and counter IED systems like robots.