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NEWS | March 24, 2021

USAFMCOM, others send care packages to deployed Soldiers

By Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner U.S. Army Financial Management Command

Service to Soldiers is more than a motto, it’s a way of life for many of employees and friends of the U.S. Army Financial Management Command.

More than 30 volunteers, including 15 from USAFMCOM, came in on their day off to package 100 care packages for deployed Soldiers of the Army Reserve’s 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at the Maj. Gen. Emmett J. Bean Federal Center in Indianapolis March 6.  

“This is our project to show support to the Soldiers currently deployed,” said Mark Sullivan, USAFMCOM Army Financial Services senior financial manager, who spearheaded the effort. “Soldiers who receive our packages always seem to really appreciate receiving them because what we send is not available in their commissary or Post Exchange.” 

Coming alongside the USAFMCOM volunteers were Soldiers, civilians and family members from the Army Humans Resources Command military pay instructors team, Army Reserve Pay Management Division, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, and two non-profit organizations.

“I’ve deployed and been in their shoes, so I know what it means to them and how it feels to have someone send you something from home,” said Sgt. 1st Class Chaqueena Bennett, HRC military pay instructor, who took part in the event. “It can change your morale completely and make any bad day a good day.”