TRAVIS AFB, Fairfield – Led by 2nd Lieutenant Dylon Sheffer, 812th Signal Company, Tactical Installation Network-Enhanced, Detachment 1 Commander, soldiers, friends and families from this signal company filled the Delta Breeze Club to host a deployment ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield, Calif., Sept. 10, 2022.
The 812th Sig. Co. TIN-E, Det. 1’s mission is to provide cable support to military installations across the country and overseas as required. During this deployment, they will support the 54th Signal Battalion. Their area of operation will be throughout Central Command (CENTCOM), so they will execute a wide variety of work orders assigned to them.
“My ultimate goal is to get all of my soldiers home safely. Then I want to complete our mission to the best of our abilities,” 2nd Lt. Sheffer said. “I asked my soldiers what they hoped to accomplish, and they responded that they wanted to mentor young soldiers, complete their military education online, and continue their civilian education.”
On a beautiful California day, the weather was perfect as the sunny day welcomed dozens of family members, wives, husbands, fathers, mothers and children of all ages, who came to say goodbye and good luck to their loved ones, filling the ballroom .
Special guests included Lt. Col. Stephanie Lee, 319th Battalion commander, Col. (R) Richard Stage, California Army Reserve Ambassador, Command Sgt. Maj. Russell Price, command sergeant major of 335th Signal Command, and Command Master Sgt. Major James Milligan, command sergeant major of the 505th Signal Brigade.
In remarks from Colonel (R) Stage, who had deployed three times as a civil affairs officer, he wished good luck to the soldiers who were deploying, but he spoke more to the families who had gathered. From personal experience, he knew that the families left behind also had a difficult job. They had to continue to pay the bills and maintain a household. He told them to stay strong, knowing that for soldiers going overseas, leaving loved ones can be the hardest part.
“Our mission is important because of the critical importance of Internet connectivity in today’s world. The military must meet and exceed current internet capabilities,” said First Sgt. From Reza. “Everything from adding additional connections to our facilities or increasing network speed has immediate benefits for our soldiers down the line.”
We must not forget that the United States always sends American servicemen in danger and that these troops will serve their country will honor. Second Lt. Sheffer, who is a junior but highly professional officer, will lead 32 troops on this nine-month deployment to Kuwait.
The 812th Signal Company, which is a sub-unit of the 319th Signal Battalion, was created in 1942 as part of the regular army. Since World War II, this signal company has been reorganized and redesignated several times, and in 1952 it was reactivated as an Army Reserve Company. It is currently located in Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
United States Signal Units provide deployable support of force projection signals and rapid communications for U.S. Army, joint and combined operations. Since September 11, 2001, the Signal Corps has supported the global war on terrorism, which has continued to emerge across the world.
|Date posted:||19.09.2022 00:57|
|Location:||FAIRFIELD, AR, USA|
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