JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE

COMMUNITY  UPDATE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 30, 2018

Col. (CA) Richard Lalor: (562) 795-2096 or (626) 733-1170  Update 18-10

SrA Crystal Housman: (805) 458-3825

 

ARTILLERY SALUTE TO HIGHLIGHT 79th THEATER SUSTAINMENT COMMAND

CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY AT JOINT FORCES TRAINING BASE

 

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. –  The sound of artillery fire will echo across communities surrounding Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) and Los Alamitos Army Airfield (LAAAF) on Saturday, Dec. 8, commemorating the change of command for the 79th Theater Sustainment Command of the U.S. Army Reserve. The ceremony is scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m.

The traditional artillery salute by M119 howitzers of the California Army National Guard’s Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 143rd Field Artillery Regiment, will highlight the formal ceremony at which Maj. Gen. Eugene J. LeBoeuf will formally assume command from Maj. Gen. Mark W. Palzer.

Test firing of the artillery will take place on Friday (Dec. 7) at 9 a.m. and on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. in conjunction with ceremony rehearsals.

For additional information, please contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at (562) 795-2096 or via email at richard.w.lalor2.nfg@mail.mil, or SrA Crystal Housman at (805) 458-3825 or via email at crystal.c.housman.mil@mail.mil

 

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