NEWS | June 22, 2015

San Antonio based Army Reserve command says farewell

By Story by Staff Sgt. Nina Ramon 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command

SAN ANTONIO - The largest Army Reserve command located in the state of Texas gather at the Alamo Heights Junior High School Auditorium during a farewell ceremony June 20.

Friends, family, and members of the San Antonio and military community gather to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Kenneth Jones, 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general, Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Paul C. Swanson, 4th ESC command sergeant major and over 200 Soldiers.

The 4th ESC, a subordinate command of the 79th Sustainment Support Command, will deploy overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to provide operational-level sustainment support to the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

In the past three years since the command last engaged in overseas operations the 4th ESC has continued their exemplary unit readiness, filling their formations with Soldiers committed to our nation’s defense.

The farewell ceremony concluded with the casing of the command colors and a reception with family and guests. The 4th ESC will travel to Fort Hood, Texas to conduct their mobilization training in preparation for the long road ahead.