Family Readiness Awards

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From left to right; Maj. Anthony Blake, HHD Commandant for the 79th SSC, Master Sgt. Sophia Mendoza, and Mrs. Shelly Knapp, Sgt. 1st Class Corey Beal, Mrs. Rita Beal, Mrs. Sara Larson and Sgt. 1st Class Deborah Carter stood in on behalf of the 79th SSC FRG.

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Reserve and Guard units took top honors today for Reserve Family Readiness. The ceremony, held in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, highlighted the value of Family Readiness programs as a key component to mission readiness.

According to Mr. John T. Hastings, performing the duties of the Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, the Reserve Family Readiness Award recognizes one Reserve and National Guard unit from each of the seven Reserve components. "Family Readiness programs are particularly important as the United States relies on significant numbers of reserve Soldiers to serve in critical locations worldwide," said Hastings. "The winners are those units with the best programs to support their military families."

Mr. John Hastings, performs the duties of the Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, and Lt. Gen. Jeffery Talley, Chief of Army Reserve, Mrs. Linda Talley, Command Sergeant Major James Lambert and VADM Norb Ryan, President of the Military officers Association of America pose with members of the 79th Sustainment Support Command from Los Alamitos, Ca. who received top honors for Reserve Family Readiness. From left to right; Maj. Anthony Blake, HHD Commandant for the 79th SSC, Master Sgt. Sophia Mendoza, and Mrs. Shelly Knapp, Sgt. 1st Class Corey Beal, Mrs. Rita Beal, Mrs. Sara Larson and Sgt. 1st Class Deborah Carter stood in on behalf of the 79th SSC FRG.

The FRG began 2012 with three members and grew to 20 by the end of the year. Since standing up as a command, the 79th SSC has increased its membership by more than 100 percent from its inaugural Family Day event in December 2010.

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