Soldiers and employees from three different organizations came together recently to send care and encouragement to those currently serving overseas.
Nearly 20 volunteers from the U.S. Army Financial Management Command, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and the U.S. Army Human Resources Command teamed up with the Indiana Chapter of the Association of the United States Army and a local non-profit organization at the Maj. Gen. Emmet J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis to pack and help ship more than 200 care packages to troops currently serving in Southwest Asia June 29.
U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Ronald Houston, USAFMCOM Operations sergeant major said the organizations team up every six months to send care packages because they know what it means to those currently serving overseas.
“Soldiers need to know that we’re still here supporting them back in the rear,” Houston said. “We’ve been in that position before, and it’s one of the greatest things in the world to get at package from somewhere in the states knowing they have someone thinking about them.”
The content of the boxes includes items not available to service members at their deployment locations.
Looking to the future, the group of volunteers said they hope to have even more people so they can send even more boxes downrange.
A direct reporting unit to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management & Comptroller, USAFMCOM provides finance support and liaison on matters pertaining to the adequacy of finance policies, systems and reporting requirements to Army commands, component commands, direct reporting units, installations, tactical units and DFAS.
USAFMCOM also performs Army-wide, unique actions such as financial management unit technical training, electronic commerce and classified finance and accounting oversight. The command is also responsible for the delivery of Army-wide Financial Management functions including enterprise resource planning systems support, audit and compliance support, financial operations support, ERP business process standardization support and Army field financial management activities operational oversight.
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(Editor’s note: Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner, USAFMCOM public affairs officer, contributed to this story.)