News: Forward Operating Base Union III mayor cell conducts town hall meeting
Story by Staff Sgt. Edward Daileg
BAGHDAD - Service members and civilians from Forward Operating Base Union III had the opportunity to voice their concerns and receive up-to-date base information during a town hall meeting hosted by the mayor cell Aug 26.
Representatives from different sections briefed personnel with information ranging from internet availability, base speed limit, Morale Welfare and Recreation facility changes, and force protection measures.
“We have a lot of things to inform you about what’s going on in FOB Union III, but the most important thing is we want to hear your issues or concerns that you have and would like for us to address,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Detrick Briscoe, a native of Louisville, Ky., and FOB Union III headquarters commandant with the International Zone Support Element, United States Forces – Iraq.
During the meeting, Briscoe also announced the scheduled developments for the base.
“A new power plant will be installed at FOB Union III to ensure that we have adequate power supply,” he said.
Several service members who attended the meeting focused on safety measures briefed by the force protection personnel.
“The briefing on safety procedures during possible threats reminded me to stay vigilant and not be complacent,” said Senior Airman Jessie Austin, a native of Atlanta and an intelligence analyst with National Capability Resource Office, USF-I.
Specialist Brian Neace, from Indianapolis, Ind., and an intelligence analyst with National Capability Resource Office, USF-I, added that the mayor cell made base safety one of their priorities during the meeting.
“The meeting reminded me that we must stay safe by following the speed limit on base,” he said. “When people speed, it increases the risk of accidents.”
Briscoe concluded the meeting by showing his appreciation for everyone who supported the mayor cell and informed the personnel in attendance that their concerns will be handled.
“The team has worked hard in providing this base world class service. Thank you for all the work that you do,” said Briscoe. “We are here to resolve issues and ensure that we address them so they could be dealt with accordingly.”