LTC Carlos M. CSM Bruce S. Chaplain Ernest I. Lindsey K. (Lady Wolfpack) Christie S. Patricia B.
The 63rd ESB has a storied history and is one of the most decorated Signal Corps in the U.S. Army with 21 campaign streamers to its credit. We are proud to include the 63rd in our continuing support of communications units in the Middle East.
Photo Album, June 2008, 63rd ESB Receiving Girl Scout Cookies from Nassau County, NY, Girl Scouts and DHL of JFK Int'l Airport, NYC
Our troops have to deal with incredible weather like this April dust storm captured in picture by the 63rd ESB.
The 63rd ESB performs community outreach in the International Zone. In March 2008, Battalion leadership visited local families and gave out clothes, shoes, school supplies and other items donated by American support groups (including AaSP and our Special Friends at Piedmont College) to the local families and children. Click on the pictures below to enlarge...
Georgia Children send Valentines to Georgia troops
Even the smallest individual can make a difference. The children of the Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School in Atlanta, GA, in a school-wide project made Christmas and Valentines Day Cards for the Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon to send to the 63rd ESB, based out of Fort Gordon, GA. Special thanks to Tena Mitchell (partnership coordinator) and Lisa Mason-Sanders and Lovella Adams of the Coca Cola Company for coordinating the effort. Coca Cola is involved in partnering with the grade K-5 school.
The cards are precious and they were sent to Iraq. We are grateful to the administration, the parents and children of the school for participating in this initiative and Coca Cola does a fine job supporting inner city schools in Atlanta.
In November, the New England Patriots Cheerleaders visited LSA Anaconda in Iraq. Some brave soldiers from the 63rd ESB went to the Anaconda theater and got a chance to show these gracious dancers how they did the Merengue. The cheerleaders' visit really brightened up the day for all the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines on Anaconda, especially those from our unit, the 63rd. Click on the images below to enlarge.
Cards from children are always a hit for the soldiers.
Stockings, presents and a tree adorn hallway at the 63rd ESB.
Our adoptee's room is festive from stockings and goodies from family and supporters. AaSP supporters from the Yee family sent Carlos stuffed animals, candy and a Xmas tree to dress up his room. Thanks guys!
Our adoptee, LTC Carlos M. poses with "Pilgrim" SSG M. at Thanksgiving.
The 63rd manages one of the DFACs on Camp Anaconda. This picture was taken for Thanksgiving 2007 after it was decorated and ready for soldier meals (15,000 meals were enjoyed at this one facility on Thanksgiving!)
(Pictures below were taken on Thanksgiving 2007. Click on images to enlarge.)
11-22-07: Thanks to our Special Friends at Piedmont College for their support of the 63rd ESB. It's a Georgia-to-Georgia connection that we're so glad to have made. Not only are the Piedmont College employees and students supporting the brave soldiers of the 63rd, they are also making the connections back home. On Wednesday, November 20, 2007, a small team from Piedmont visited Fort Gordon, GA, some three hours away to visit 63rd commander's family and say hello. How great is that??? Thanks Piedmont and thanks Linda, Leesa and team!
9-20-07: We've recently begun taking care of the female soldiers in the 63rd ESB. This carries on the tradition Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon has had with female soldiers of the Signal Battalions in Iraq. It started with the 32nd Signal Bn in 2006, carried on with their replacement, the 324th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion that year and now with their replacement, the 63rd. Our supporters include Piedmont College of Demorest, GA, and the Red Hat Ladies of Staten Island, NY. And now, a team from the Florida Coastal School of Law (Women's Law Student Association) wants to help our female soldiers as well. Thanks Linda, Carmen, Jessica and all the women and friends who want to help take care of our women heroes of the 63rd!
Uncasing of the 63rd ESB Battalion colors during TOA ceremony.
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