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Taking the reins

Incoming commander Col. Christopher P. Govekar, commanding officer, 143d Sustainment Command, (Expeditionary) cuts the ceremonial cake with the outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Donald B. Tatum, commanding general, 135th ESC, an Alabama National Guard unit out of Birmingham, Ala. The 135th ESC officially transferred authority of logistical missions within U.S. Central Command's area of operations to the 143d ESC Oct. 24 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.



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This work, Taking the reins [Image 1 of 3], by SSG Ian Shay, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.24.2013

Date Posted:10.31.2013 01:22

Photo ID:1043802

VIRIN:131024-A-EX794-203

Resolution:3542x4894

Size:5.38 MB

Location:CAMP ARIFJAN, KWGlobe

Hometown:BIRMINGHAM, AL, US

Hometown:ORLANDO, FL, US

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  • Minutes after the sound of reveille echoed throughout Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Command Sgt. Maj. Clark Kinder, command sergeant major of the 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), presents an American flag to Brig. Gen. Donald Tatum, commanding general of the 135th ESC.

The flag flew over Army Support Group-Kuwait's headquarters for 211 days, a period that coincidentally coincided with the time Tatum and his troops had commanded many of the logistical missions conducted under U.S. Central Command's area of operations. Earlier on that Oct. 24 evening, the Alabama National Guard  unit conducted a transfer of authority ceremony with the 143d ESC, an Army Reserve sustainment command headquartered in Orlando, Fla. The 135th ESC spent two months training their 143d ESC counterparts while simultaneously overseeing missions and operations throughout the Middle East.
  • Brig. Gen. Donald Tatum (center), commanding general of the 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) stands with his fellow soldiers around Third Army's insignia displayed at Army Support Group-Kuwait's headquarters Oct. 24 in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. 

Soldiers from the 135th ESC presented Tatum with the American flag that flew over ASG-Kuwait's headquarters for 211 days,  period that coincidentally coincided with the time Tatum and his troops had commanded many of the logistical missions conducted under U.S. Central Command's area of operations. 

Earlier that day, the Alabama National Guard unit  conducted a transfer of authority ceremony with the 143d ESC, an Army Reserve sustainment command headquartered in Orlando, Fla. The 135th ESC spent two months training their 143d ESC counterparts while simultaneously overseeing missions and operations throughout the Middle East.
  • Brig. Gen. Donald Tatum (center) commanding general of the 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), watches the flag detail as they wait for reveille to commence Oct. 24 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. 

Tatum received the flag that flew over Army Support Group - Kuwait's headquarters for 211 days,  a period that coincidentally coincided with the time Tatum and his troops had commanded many of the logistical missions conducted under U.S. Central Command's area of operations. Earlier that day, the Alabama National Guard unit conducted a transfer of authority ceremony with the 143d ESC, an Army Reserve sustainment command headquartered in Orlando, Fla. The 135th ESC spent two months training their 143d ESC counterparts while simultaneously overseeing missions and operations throughout the Middle East.
  • A soldier on flag detail prepares to fold Old Glory as part of a daily reveille ceremony held Oct. 24 at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The flag was presented to Brig. Gen. Donald Tatum, commanding general of the 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). 

This particular set of stars and strips flew over Army Support Group-Kuwait's headquarters for 211 days, a period that coincidentally coincided with the time Tatum and his troops had commanded many of the logistical missions conducted under U.S. Central Command's area of operations. 

Earlier that day, the Alabama National Guard unit conducted a transfer of authority ceremony with the 143d ESC, an Army Reserve sustainment command headquartered in Orlando, Fla. The 135th ESC spent two months training their 143d ESC counterparts while simultaneously overseeing missions and operations throughout the Middle East.

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