63rd RSC News

Marching With The Fife And Drums

Story by SGT Kris Wright on 12/15/2017
High school students from the "Mountain Fifes and Drums," of Lake Arrowhead California, march with Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Support Command's Colonial Color Guard team during the 2017 Christmas parade in Covina California. Through explanations of the history of the Army Color Guard, and the Fifes and Drums, and by highlighting one particular mission of the Army Color Guard, this short documentary shows some of the creative, fun ways the U.S. Army entices young men and women to enlist into their nation's Army.
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63rd RSC Cg, Local Nonprofit Honor Veterans

Story by SGT Lena Wakayama on 11/21/2017
SAN BRUNO, Calif. The flags representing various branches of the U.S. military flapped gently in the breeze alongside the POW/MIA and American flags as veterans, family members and supporters look on. Miniature replicas of Old Glory sit tucked in the back of worn caps and wave enthusiastically in the hands of audience members as speakers address the crowd during the Veterans Day observance event hosted by The Avenue of Flags Committee at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA., Nov. 11.
Maj. Gen. Brian E. Alvin, commanding general, 63rd Regional Support Command was invited by the Committee, a nonprofit organization in support of Golden Gate National Cemetery, to be a guest speaker at the event.
"I'm humbled today, to be among so many veterans, community leaders, and those who care so much about our brother and sisters in uniform," he said, nodding toward the men and women seated before him. "I want to recognize that we are not alone today; we are taking a moment with the rest of this great nation of Americans to remember our veterans."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of a 2016 survey, there are approximately 18.5 million veterans in the country. Alvin said that it is imperative that the service and sacrifice of veterans are never overlooked or forgotten.
That recognition took tangible form as Alvin, alongside Mikhail I. Venikov, an Army veteran and founder of the nonprofit organization called Ranger Road, presented lapel pins and decals to members of the audience who had served in the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin was created to present to veterans who served between
Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, according to Kathleen McCall, the director of The Avenue of Flags Committee and the event's master of ceremonies. These pins are presented to Vietnam veterans around the country in similar ceremonies.
The ceremony also included performances by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Band of the West and Color Guard, the Ragazzi Young Men's Ensemble, and Spc. Rebecca Shaw, a bagpiper with the 191st Army Band and bagpiper.
"It is a privilege to be with all of you today, and to thank both the millions of soldiers who served and continue to serve, and the many millions of Americans who make our service possible," Alvin said.
McCall echoed those sentiments as the ceremony closed, saying, "This day is about you and honoring your service, your contributions and sacrifice. We are the nation we are because of you."
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Honoring Veterans To The Sound Of The Army Band

Story by Rosario Urquieta on 11/08/2017

This marks 21st year the city of Pleasanton has held a Veterans parade to honor those that have served our great nation and sacrificed so much for the for the wellbeing of others, and for those that continue to serve here and overseas in the name of freedom . Each year the Veterans parade has a theme to recognize the different fields in the military; the theme for 2017 was medics in the military.

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Independence Day Marching To The Beat Of Music

Story by Rosario Urquieta on 07/19/2017

"Both parades were great, but parades that celebrate the 4th of July seem to be a little more special. It is really nice to experience, to see just how happy and proud the audience is, and just being represent not only the Army Reserve, but our country," said Sgt. Daniel Cech, 191st Army Band, U.S. Army Reserve, "It was really cool seeing the reactions at Disneyland yesterday, and seeing their reactions today at Pacific Palisades. It is an honor to be able to play and perform for our country, and for the Army. It represents everything that we have accomplished in the last 242 years."

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MISSION: The 63d Regional Support Command provides base operations and mission administrative, and logistical support to enable commanders and units to maximize resources and focus on readiness, training, mobilizing, and deploying.

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Government Travel Information

May 8, 2017 (Edition 2, Volume 1)

That the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) allows the traveler to provide a statement in lieu of actual receipts when it is impossible to furnish the actual receipts. The statement must include explanation of the circumstances and must contain information such as the service provider, date of service rendered, itemized cost, total amount due and total amount due that was paid. Any questions on the policy, contact your Approving Official/Reviewing Official or the command Lead Defense Travel Administrator for more details.

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